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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

NO GOOD GETS DONE WITHOUT OPPOSITION


larry rivers


A little bit of thunder in the night, a little breeze to make the wind chime ting one note and another lightly, followed by silence interrupted by a surprise dong-ling-da-ping. Big crack of lightning rent the dark night, rumbled across the sky and fell into the distance. Light rain falling through the leaves of the trees outside the open door, the sound of pure softness, raindrops on leaves. Close my eyes and I see a Japanese paper sliding door from inside, half open, rain dripping off the edge of the roof, banana leaves glossy wet bouncing slightly in the flowing rhythm of the rain. It must be a southern island of Japan. I often think of these Appalachian mountains and the Rocky mountains in the future something like the Japanese islands, which evidently are the upper reaches of an underwater mountain range. Sometimes I think of these mountains a long time in the past, the centuries of people living in tribes all over the continent, hunting by skill instead of power, They didn't fish out the rivers and creeks. They didn't cause massive extinctions. They didn't kill for the thrill except killing white soldiers who had killed their women and kids, mothers and fathers, cousins, aunts and uncles.

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I feel a longing to pull in, agitate less mentally over what our stupid republican non-representatives have done and go on doing to us, denying us our rightful status as We the People. Our government has been usurped by corporate money. We the American people have no status, no voice, no influence. Our representatives operate against our interest. They make their decisions according to the will of the highest bidding lobbyists (get the nigger). We the people have no lobbyists, no lobby firm with millions to dine the dumb shits at the top clubs, get them tipsy on Chivas regal, introduce them to important people and flatter them with Nordic babes versed in what a man likes. I'm growing weary of paying attention to such people, having their images in my head, like the crying "agent orange" Boner and McConnell who really does look like a turtle. I will read more and pay less attention to the news and pop culture. We Americans were raised by school in the illusion that we, the American people, are our government, that we matter. Like Yoda says, You must unlearn everything you have learned.


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I've actually never known circumstances much different from how they are now. All my life the republican politicians have been the enemies of We the People. I've seen a systematic dismantling of everything in our government that might benefit a nigger. They hate the white poor almost as much as they hate the black poor. Guess what. Racism is unabashedly out in the open in the ruling class. They don't say "the N word" for the real thing. It's only the middle class that says "the N word." When the rich took power by way of the corporations, their intent was to shut down every civil rights "entitlement"(what Scalia calls rights for blacks). Our government, the ruling class, never wanted civil rights for the coloreds, ever. Since Reagan it has been a systematic, step by step, shredding the constitution, taking everything from the "people" and giving to the rich for "off shore" bank accounts where they pay no taxes. It is corporate consensus that the network news not cover the Occupy demonstrations, which are so massive the corporate Darth Vaders don't want them seen. The democrats don't resist. They don't change the laws made to defeat the people when they have the chance, while the republicans systematically shut down the American people by stopping the life blood of the economy. That's called a heart attack when the blood stops flowing. Right now it is severely clogged arteries slowing the blood.

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I've never been able to get it out of my head that individual human beings are important in America. We're taught by school that we the American people are individually important in a democracy. LOL. The lol was over using the word democracy like it meant something besides a philosophical ideal of the distant past, a fail. One thing I'm really tired of I've seen all my life is "we the people" blaming ourselves for the major pollution of the earth, stripping the earth of its resources, "fracking," fracturing the Appalachians from one end to the other, fishing the seas empty, increasing extinctions. It is the unstoppable international corporate powers that "we" can't do anything about. I am with the committed people of Greenpeace and the other "radical" groups that are confrontational and hit them back for hitting us without recourse, over and over.

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Capitalism has come to its corrupt end, and it's taking the people of the earth with it. Like White Man in America, if he can't have all power to himself then he'll just do like a school shooting, take as many with him as he can, then kill himself. In school, I believed our politicians were competent individuals. In my adult life, I doubt it. Exceptions come to mind, Fulbright of Arkansas, Moynihan of Massachusetts, Clinton of Arkansas, Douglas of the Supreme Court. The Supremes are politicians too. Though the republicans do not represent us politically, they unfortunately are representatives of the American belief systems, racism one of the major ones, all-for-self at the expense of whomever, another major one. The republicans represent the dark side of the American mind, the unselfconsciously self-centered, necessary for balance in duality.


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