by RF Schatten
What the Hell is happening in America? Where has our Moral Values gone to? The United States, has always been seen throughout the World, as a leader...not just a leader in business, but a leader in Freedom and Moral Justice.
Today, we have sunk to a new low...our decline, in our Moral and Ethical standards, are seen, along with our decline in Business and Economy...as the cause in the decline of stature by the United States Of America, all around the World.
A 103 year old woman, Vita Lee, was Foreclosed...and was ordered to vacate her premises of 53 years. When the Police and the moving vans arrived, they saw her...and her 83 year old daughter (who takes care of her)...and decided that they will not obey the Eviction Order by Deutche Bank.
Enough is Enough!! With all the issues brought to our attention by the 99% Occupy Movement...people throughout the country are standing up to Big Banks, and demanding the long needed reforms, to make this Nation a more Fair Place to live.
Former Philadelphia Police Chief, Captain Ray Lewis was cuffed and detained for 17 hours for protesting with the 99% Occupy Wall Street Movement. A few months ago, the LAPD refused to move out the Occupy LA Movement from where they were...saying that it is officially illegal to be there, but will not forceably make them move. Things are changing little by little...but, it will take time. Occupy Activists, are still being forceably removed, around the country...confrontation was inevitable...specially where the local establishment has enough clout, where the wealthy business owners and bankers, have a monetary stake inside the pockets of the Politicos in City Hall.
But, things remain terribly wrong in this Country...not just the fact that a 103 year old is being booted out of her domicile of 53 years, by a filthy rich Bank...whose luxurious self-indulgence includes multi million dollar bonuses to its executives, probably for giving their best impression of Snitely Whiplash, with all these poor families....but the way people are behaving in all parts of Life in America.
On TV, Fox News criticizes the Poor, in a way never seen before, in my 64 years on this earth...saying they have the “Luxury” of owning a TV set, and even a Refrigerator. Statistics reveal that nearly every household (99.9 % according to the Heritage Foundation) classified as "poor" by the U.S. Census Bureau owns a Refrigerator...and that 98% of poor households in the U.S. (those with an income of about $22,000 for a family of four) own a Stove or Oven. They say the poor shouldn't whine...if they can afford to have Refrigerators and Stoves, they shouldn't be asking for help. I guess what Fox and Deutche Bank wants, is for the poor to live in the streets, and cook with a can of Sterno. Newt Gingrich has been quoted on saying, that Banks should repossess all homes, fix them up, sell them to developers, and use them to rent them back to the previous owners...and then, the GOP claims that the Left is causing a Class Warfare??????? It's a little hypocritical that the Rich are complaining about “Class Warfare”...more, as if what they really want is...a Ruling Class Society. Yes! There is a Class Warfare going on...and it's against the 99%.
What is even worse, is the relentless dehumanizing of the Poor and the Middle Class...their criticism applied to them by those who feel that American Elitism is good for America. The criticism of those on the unemployment line by Fox News, as bums, who should get back to work, rather than bum off the taxpayers...never mind, that they are unemployed because they lost their jobs...if they had a job...they would not be unemployed!!!!! Can America understand that??
In the category of “Dehumanization” also comes the disgusting review of those who feel that Medicine is just for those who can afford it...if you're sick and with an emergent need for Hospitalization? LET THEM DIE!!! is the answer from the GOP and Tea Party.
They cheer for “Death”...when a GOP candidate tells an audience, that he proudly holds the record for “Executions” in his State...everyone stood up and gave him a tremendous round of applause!! When Patti Davis saw the Debate, she said: "The moment that would have broken my father's heart was the moment when applause broke out at the mention of more than 200 executions ordered by Rick Perry in Texas. It was stunning and brought tears to my eyes. This is what we've come to? That we applaud at executions?"
Death is a form of Aphrodisiac to the GOP, Tea Party, and the 1%...maybe, they figure that if enough people die, they could control this Nation...and their hatred for Blacks, Women, Hispanics, people of all different origins...as long they are not White Anglo-Saxon, that is!!...and specially, Gays!!
“Gays cause Tornadoes” says Pam Olsen, Florida Co-Chair for Rick Perry...while Marcus and Michele Bachmann believes that they are sick savages. When a gay serviceman, Army Capt. Stephen Hill asked the question to the GOP Candidates in a debate...if they would reinstate the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. Military...the audience, made up of Tea Party and GOP people booed him loudly!!...never mind that this same person, served in the front lines to preserve the Freedom, the very same Freedom, that they talk about so very often: “If You Love Your Freedom...thank a Vet” No one thanked Capt. Stephen Hill for their Freedom, and the chance for them to be there...and boo him.
Yes! We do live in a Decadent America...an America full of Hate towards their fellow man, because they may be less fortunate, and not have that fat bank account. A Racist America, where the Civil Rights Act means nothing, with suppression and voter disenfranchisement, on the rise. A Bigoted America...towards the Hispanics, the Jews, the Muslims, the Oriental...an America where only the White Anglo-Saxon race, is considered pure. I heard of Race “Purity” once before...in Germany 1933-1945. And finally, in an America, where rich corporations not only want to bypass their financial obligations with the IRS...but have polluters...high stake polluters who have been fined million and millions, while destroying our Environment...backing Politicos who will do whatever it takes to destroy all Environmental Laws...by simply having their Palms Greased. Their excuse? Science is not correct, and only God can make things happen...forget Global Warming...forget that the Environment in the United States goes to the dump...as long as the greedy rich can make another fast buck...let this Nation rot!!
There is no Moral Decency in the GOP today...they are all Demagogues and Charlatans...political opportunists, with no Heart, no Soul...and no Values. We live in an America, that one side wants to control women's rights on reproduction, destroy the Latino Culture, by pitting Hispanics against each other...on immigration, prevent the Gay community from enacting their own values on marriage, and other issues, and the implementation of a Christian ideology throughout the nation...and a Christian Theocracy in government.
The Decadence of those who condemn the Left for their social promiscuity, and criminal attitudes of the poor...yet, are constantly being caught cheating on their spouses, picking up hookers, having sexual encounters with people of their own sex, getting caught scamming others, committing fraud...like Governor Rick Scott did, and stealing from the taxpayers...of course, when they get caught with their hands in the cookie jar, oh well!! “God told me he'll personally forgive me, if a stop fooling around with YouTube!!...Glory Hallelujah!! I'm Born Again!!
Why have we stooped down so low as a Nation? There may be many answers to that question...except, this time...all the equations come up the same: Inequality. Just like they say: 1% vs 99%. Those odds are not good to some folks. They were not good to France in 1799, they were not good to Russia in 1917...99 to 1 is never good, I just hope, someone in this country, learns their History Lessons...right, George Santayana?
Does Moral Values and Ethics mean anything anymore? When will we understand that we can achieve so much more, by working together than by working apart??
John Lennon once said: “Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one” Maybe some day...if we can just learn...America can attain that Utopian-like feeling, that all of the World has dreamed about...and once again, be #1.