The Tea Party movement was supposedly a politically charged grass roots movement which rose up as a result of frustration, and stalemate inside the government. It just wasn't working,government wasn't.
Usually a grass roots movement is started by just ordinary, everyday folks, like... hmmm, say you and I. Americans tired fedup, frustrated with a situation or another ,growing untouchable and sometimes, just not feeling American. The movement is usually diverse in nature, young,old, retired, men, woman, black, white...all. As well as all faiths.
The last grass root movement was political in nature, heavily Christian, helps to be Evangelical, intolerant of others. especially those who think differently from themselves,or believe in different values. Family values, that is. or those are... ? What a wonderful thing if the movement of the sixties, or the OWS would have the backing of the Koch brothers, as does the Tea Party . Imagine what CoulD have been done back then........ anyway.
When, and I can't remember this in my lifetime, not that I am old,but...have a grass roots political party whooshed into office by money and intimidation....also ,good to know at sit ins, be ins, happenings, or grass root events..''drill, baby,drill' ,probably not a good phrase to yell frequently. Apparantly, as we all see clearly at this point, is this fact, the Tea Party movement wasnt a grass roots movement of any type. Does a Sarah Palin begin a grass movement in any way ,shape or form? She and her co horts were very interested in A grass movement of a different color. And yes, I do ,and will emphasize the word color. I understand President Obama got elected with almost 90% of the vote. If I am wrong, just correct me, dont go hog wild on me... Anyone who voted for him knew he was ,yes, obviously,black, but no one made peep one about that, he may be, or I heard, they say... okay ..any mention AT ALL, that he ,in a million years would be a Muslim, which he of course, is not. Maybe his pastor was... different???? hmmm ,Rick Perry was introduced, at the family values meeting, by a pastor named.. Jeffress..Odd sort, thinks a bit different than main stream pastors. I don't remember Mr. Perry wildly distancing himself from this pastor who called Mormonism a cult, and Catholicism a false and ungodly religion, coming somewhere from the devil? hmmmm... oh well.
Now, let's compare, The OWS, another grass roots movement. Not political, diversified, all faiths, old, young, all faiths, colors, employed, unemployed, women, men, dems, repubs, rich, poor. I hear and read rummblings the OWS don't know what they are protesting. Really? That's funny, because even I know the message. A real, and important message is out there with this grass roots movement. An argument I think , almost all, 99% of Americans can get behind. This one is for the very life of this country. Life, Liberty, happiness, freedom of religion, and freedom from those religions which seek to gain a power in this country that does not bode well for the Constitution, or many amendments attached to her. Obvious, is the wall between church and state, and that the government shall have no one state empowered religion. A country wide religion. Where laws for ALL are taken and made, literaly from the Bible.
Getting back to the OSW... forgive for getting off track, things which anger me..usually pop up in articles, about... well? the color blue.
Their protest is against the corporations, who have now, most times sent entire parts of companies to another country, china, India, and no, the American worker does not get to live in this new country and work.. I have been asked this...the answer, no!! The American worker loses their job. More than likely, a job which will never return. The corps have become the slave masters, CEO's making the bulk of the money which is brought in by all the worker bees out there, who work their butts off, from before dawn untill after dark. And now these worker bees are getting their hours cut like overgrown hair. shorn to the scalp. It's tough out here Mr. and Mrs. Politician. While you are campaigning and raking in millions upon millions, we your.. tee hee.. constituants, cant decide whether it's food or meds. Health insurance is beyond rediculous. Medications are through the roof, that is if your pharmacy is carrying that drug this week. Docs get no, none, zilch, samples, even to see, if you can tolerate a med or not. None... what good is that for the drug comp... they make no money... and that is the name of this disgusting game MONEY....
The OWS reminds me in many ways of the anti war demonstrations of the sixties. We were protesting FOR something, a good thing. End to war and killing, and despots, making money from us. Arms sold, to any country, as long as they made MONEY.
Right now, our country seems to be operating backwards. The republicans ,when they get some abortion law through and (probably wont make it through the house), have to look busy, instead of working with dems, are playing offensive and defense with their own team, no JOBS on the horizon, no tax cuts for the rich, tax hikes for everyone else, and that is a tax cut FOR the rich, in a sense, union busting, ... you know the usuall.... whileWE ARE DYING OUT HERE,THIRSTING AND HUNGRY, ..
So, politicians, who whooshed in, as I said before, are devising laws, born from the literal translation of the bible, which then are handed to we the people. I thought, we the people, pick the guy whose ideas we like, vote him in because he will try to follow through with those ideas, try to push them in, as laws, or .... ammendments.
I don't particularly appreciate laws, born from the bible, rammed down my throat. Then, there are family values. This needs NO debate, none, to waste money on this in the halls of government is just rediculous. everyone, or most of us know what family values are. Values are just that...values... the value of people, the value of a job, the value of grandpa being able to pay for his meds. having a healthy baby,and being able to afford health care while pregnant.. Another value, which is one way in which our country is judged , how we treat our poor, hungry, sick, and unensured. those on the street. This one, IS from the bible.
Here is another from the bible, only a don't faint...old testament, Jewish bible... Values, Do we value the planet we live on? Important, as it does sustain us, and the rest of the world, the best it can. Food, cloths ,transportation fuels, air water..all needs,to live, I would call this a VALUE. Shade from thick and tall shade trees, and lastly...... yes... last.
Faith...however, tolerant faith, each to his own faith. Tolerance above ALL.
No one faith ruler above the others. Isn't that why we came here from England and fought to be free from English rule?
Love, if you find it...hold tight to it. Who suffers while people throw fire and brimstone, debasing, defiling, hating...two people who fall in love..is wonderful... even if they are......dah duh.... both men, or two women in love.
May a gay child never know, the hatred of bigotry, and intolerance. ENOUGH SUICIDE ,ENOUGH BULLYING, ENOUGH VIOLENCE.