“We the people…”
Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt expressed the idea that the words of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution are the greatest part of that document. “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union…” He recognized, especially through his wife, Eleanor, that subjection of a minority – the African-Americans – by a majority did not accomplish the goal of, “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union…” But even FDR was afraid of the Bible-belt jerks in the South who interpreted the Bible in a negative way, with regard to African-Americans. God bless Eleanor, because she truly had no fear of the stubbornly ignorant ones with brains baked by the sun in the South.
Even today, the sun-baked brains of some of Dixie would rather throw away the “we the people…” because they just don’t believe in social equality.
These dimwitted folks have caused pain and suffering to many of us who DO believe in social equality. How so? By insisting we should not have Social Security and taking measures to eliminate it. By insisting we not have Medicare and taking measures to eliminate it. By insisting we not have state retirement pensions and taking measures to eliminate such plans. By eliminating corporate pension plans. In each case, the influence of those who refuse to accept social equality have set up these systems to appear there is a lack of money. The real reason behind this? To deny a diverse population to receive these benefits. These big fat stupid honkies truly believe they alone are the ones who should receive such benefits. They have even convinced black racists of the same. The big fat pig honkies have convinced the Uncle Toms of the pleasures of not receiving Social Security, Medicare, or pensions, only because these black folks are the ones with plenty of money to create their own retirement security. Not all of us have such luck.
And speaking of “luck,” yesterday my sources mentioned the huge amount of money given by a casino owner – and likely a member of the Mafia – to Karl Rove’s PAC. Karl Rove, a wealthy honky pig from Dixie. Karl Rove is one of those who have commandeered the party of Lincoln and abolitionists and turned it into a party of cowards, bullies, and pigs. And the dumb common people follow this party, with wool over their eyes. I resent being forced to live my life according to luck, which is what the casino owners wish would happen. I had a great-grandmother who said luck is evil. Until I have seen what “luck” is doing to this nation and “we the people,” by casinos and other forms of disgusting practices, I never would have believed what my wise great-grandmother said. But then, she had grown up during the Spanish-American War, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and the Korean Conflict. I respect her opinion more than I do the opinions of the fat pigs who dominate our lives today.
Yes, the Mafia of “luck” is aligned with Bible-belt jerks who apparently have missed the scriptures which discuss “luck.” Bible-belt bullies cherry-pick the Bible according to their needs of hatred and self-righteousness and judgment. They check their brains in at the doors of churches. They bully the rest of us, dishonoring our own faith by marginalizing us and screwing us over when we defend our own faith.
Near my home is a bails bondsman who has a huge sign in front of his business in support of Rick Scott. Now why would he support Rick Scott? I wonder why? Carlie might be called, “Chain-gang Charlie,” but at least he was dealing with those already in jail. Thieves and bullies like Rick Scott and Pam Bondi prefer to fill the jails and then deny these are “political prisoners.” This makes for excessive profits on the part of a bails bondsman. The more in jail, the more there are for his business. Why would he NOT support Rick Scott?
We all support or vote for a candidate due to our own financial stability. But the bails bondsmen and many who support Rick Scott are those who wish to achieve windfall and excessive profits for THEMSELVES and could care less about society. These pigs do nothing for society, only for themselves – and vote likewise.
Such people are not happy with just having their own excessive profits, but somehow convince everyone that government needs to stop collecting revenues in order to balance budgets.
What about the bails bondsman’s family? Is it the perfect picture, as drawn by James Dobson, the proclaimed “family” expert with the Bible cherry-picking tongs and the egotistical divine rights he gains from excessive amounts of money?
I, too, wish to receive benefits for myself. But, on the other hand, I weigh the various problems and situations in our lives against what is best for more people? Taking pensions away benefits only a small number of people – those at the top. Common folk who don’t have pensions believe, out of pure jealousy, that those with pensions don’t deserve them. Yet, they fail to step back to see the larger picture, jealous of the ones who REMOVE the pensions in the first place. How stupid and unintelligent are these common folks.
For generations, my own family has existed on the idea of making a profit, but not necessarily excessive profits and those built on greed. I grew up with a wonderful family. I am talking about both my immediate and extended families. Oh, there was no perfection. My dad was a single owner of a private business – self-employed, as described by the IRS. He did not seek excessive profits and he helped his own family along the way.
My dad and mom were once on the same road as a Republican who worked his way to wealth and fortune. My parents supported him and provided assistance to him, when he had nothing. However, my parents have received absolutely no appreciation for what they did to help that man along the way. Yet, like other Republican pigs today, they insist they are “self-made” and had no help from others, especially never acknowledging the help of the government.
Rick Scott likely had similar situation in his past. He probably passes off the “little people” after they helped him along the way.
People like Scott and the Republican I have described above – pigs – are unappreciative people. They take and take and expect the little guy to keep giving, with no regard to a family budget. Just be a “good family man,” as defined by James Dobson. We family-oriented people are supposed to ignore the fact that monopolistic private enterprise can dictate high prices, worse than taxes. And when the government is stripped down, the means for communicating with a representative government are ended. These anti-government, egotistical, money-worshiping, money-loving pigs remove the means for the common people to stop the excessive greed of monopolistic corporations with CEOs making 200% more than the lowest-paid employee (it was 25% gap in the 1970s, before Reagan). These pigs are destroying pension plans for the average guy.
Profit in the family budget? Why, only those with a “divine right” and those who own most of the resources in this nation are apparently allowed to make profits (according to Rick Scott and others) – and boy, the profits they make. Rather than SPREAD OUT the OPPORTUNITIES for the average family to benefit from the PROFITS OF CAPITALISM, the bullying greedy selfish honky pigs deny the equality of capitalism. These pigs then wonder why madmen like Castro and Stalin come to the forefront. Even those who defend capitalism, but do not wish to have unbridled capitalism are called “communists” solely on the belief that the disagreement with the pigs labels us as “communist.” FDR is one. Eleanor Roosevelt was one. I am one. And I will quote Adam Smith from the 18th Century – many years before the “communist manifesto” was written, to defend placing some reigns on capitalism. Adam Smith, the original capitalist, advocated the type of “bridled capitalism” advocated by FDR. Like FDR, I, too, don’t accept ideology. I accept solutions which will work.
I did not go into teaching because of a promise of excessive profits. I did not go into teaching for the money. The guy who was helped along by my parents to the fortune he has today, told me, as a kid, I was stupid – on two counts: (1) I should not admire FDR and (2) why would I become a teacher? I should go where “the money is…” dentistry or medicine or engineering. I am so stupid not to recognize that the future was going to be controlled by idiots like him – with money and a perceived divine right. What a dingleberry I was – apparently.
I have worked in both public and private educational organizations. I have worked in a corporation. I have worked with and without a union or tenure. I am here to tell you that a non-union corporate model has more unethical political protections of some employees, while others got no protection. It was not always based on how well the employees performed, either.
I obtained student loans in New York state for both public and private institutions of higher education. The loans for the private institution were far worse than for the public institution. Rather than purposely default and have more money available to me to invest in my future, I faithfully paid back those loans – while raising a family. I am not griping, but just pointing out that there were those in my generation who DELIBERATELY defaulted, thus causing all of us more expense, while those people might just be the Karl Roves and Rick Scotts of the world who were able to save for their own retirement.
Many greedy, selfish, egotistical, money-loving, money-worshiping Republican bullies have no conscience to understand the human story behind what I am saying. Money-worship blinds these pigs and they merely marginalize people like me (and Eleanor Roosevelt, in past years) as being griping lunatics. They refuse to understand the point I make, as they then remove whatever I have been able to work hard to attain – a pension for retirement. Under these conditions, why would I not endorse the axing of all Bush tax credits for the wealthy? Who is causing class warfare? We have all been working smart and hard to attain what we set out to do, only to find the wealthy pulling the rug out from beneath us, while these pigs add more and more to their own coffers.
In reality, these wealthy pigs are not the “self-made men,” as they like to portray themselves. In reality, people like me are the “self-made men AND WOMEN” of the world. I quietly worked, became a company man when it was required, figured out how to go around hurdles presented to me, solved problems, and fathered a family. I had many successes, but also overcame failures, too – learning from my failures. I am not perfect and often do not toot my horn as much as greedy, selfish, egotistical money-loving, money-worshiping people do, as they attack their fellow human beings.
“Piggies” by Lennon / McCartney and the Beatles; White Album
Have you seen the little piggies
Crawling in the dirt
And for all the little piggies
Life is getting worse
Always having dirt to play around in.
Have you seen the bigger piggies
In their starched white shirts
You will find the bigger piggies
Stirring up the dirt
Always have clean shirts to play around in.
In their sties with all their backing
They don’t care what goes on around
In their eyes there’s something lacking
What they need’s a damn good whacking.
Everywhere there’s lots of piggies
Living piggy lives
“We the people…” are more important than the “big piggies” and don’t enjoy being the slave-like “little piggies.”