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Let The People Go

November 10, 2011

More and more I keep hearing that line from the Torah... "And Pharaoh hardened his heart."

There ought to be a place in the world where working hard and persevering means more than luck and greed and being willing to get ahead no matter how many people are hurt. I contend that there needs to be a place where people are judged not on what they have but who they are or can be. I wish there was a place where people with dreams could follow those dreams, knowing that if they continued to work hard they could reach their goals without having to toss their principles aside.

America used to be a place worth fighting for and worth dying for; a place where even if we sometimes fell short of that lofty goal, we were still striving for all people to be equal.

That's the America I loved, the America I grew up in. But America is in trouble, people! The goals and the dreams of our ancestors are being turned to dust in the hands of the we-wish-they-were-idle Rich. Corporations have corrupted politicians and the law to serve only themselves. Our dreams, our business, our jobs, our goals, our very health, the planet — are all in jeopardy to serve a handful of greedy Fat Cats. Everything we have worked for is being slowly stripped from us.

Do you really believe that any of the rich bastards in Congress give a happy rat’s ass about any of us? Do you think they feel your pain when you can't afford to go to the doctor? Do you think they are cold or hot when you get your lights turned off because you can't afford your utility payment?

The Rich have hardened their hearts against us.

Moses — and no this isn't me preaching my religion; this is just me using a story most people know — went back to Egypt because G-d heard the people bitching about how hard Pharaoh made their lives.

Do you really believe that when Moses went to Pharaoh, that it was the first time the Pharaoh had heard that the slaves were unhappy? He'd already hardened his heart to their needs and wants. Hell, he had already thrown their male children into the river! All Pharaoh cared about was what Pharaoh wanted. He didn't give a damn about unhappy slaves. So when Moses bitched about it and said, “Let the go,” Pharaoh's answer was not only “No”, he decided to make the people work harder. Why? Because "If the people have more work to do, they won't have time to make trouble."

Sound familiar?

The news media (corporate owned and fed by the rich) hid the fact there were protestors all over this country, and thick and numerous on Wall Street. Then they started a smear campaign about all the damage the protestors were supposedly doing, and then... well, then they insisted and are still insisting that the people calling themselves the 99 Percent don't know what they want.

This is pure bullshit. We all know what we want. We want a return to traditional American values — as in all people should be treated equally. There shouldn't be a rich ruling class. That was one of the reasons people came here in the first place —to get away from that bullshit. We want a real Free Enterprise System again, where anyone can start a business and have a chance of success, not one where people who have worked for generations building a lose them because the big corporations sold crappy goods at half the price and put the rest of us out of business. Then, after the big corporations put everyone else out of business (which cost people their jobs and destroyed their lives) they jack up their prices so that they could screw every consumer.

We want the monopoly laws put back into place, so that we aren't indebted to a nationwide company store, all working our lives away for pennies to pay off our credit card debt.

We want companies that ship work overseas to be penalized with higher taxes rather than rewarded with tax breaks.

And what do we most want? We want the freaking Rich to pay at least as much of their earnings in taxes to live in this country as we do.

We are sick to death of hearing that they will take their marbles and go someplace else if they are asked to pay their fair share — heck, they’ve already sent their money and our jobs overseas.

We are sick to death of being told that we are lazy by the very people who have never gotten so much as a callous on their pinky finger, except from playing golf or sailing their yacht.

We are sick to death of people who own 50 cars and houses in 6 other countries telling us that we are stupid, that we live above our means, and that our decline is our own fault, by

Maybe some people were stupid. Maybe many people did live well above their means. But exactly who was it that brainwashed them into believing that they couldn't get laid, get any respect, or be a real woman or a real man unless they had that huge house, ginormous fossil-fuel-burning vehicle, and all that crappy made-in-China clutter? I’ll tell you who: it was the same bastards who are now dancing a jig on the American way as they continue to make record profits while the rest of us suffer through a Depression the Upper Class gave us as a gift for making them all rich.

They keep saying we're stupid, and when I hear what some dumbasses in worse financial shape than I am say, I agree that some people are stupid, but really, how stupid is it to financially ruin the very people who have made you rich? Broke-ass people can't buy product!

The Rich are banking on China’s thriving economy to keep them in the style to which they have become way too accustomed.

All these rich bastards sent our jobs and the money they should be paying in taxes overseas. And they have the gall to call us— those of us who no longer say this is the greatest country on earth, who call this unfair, who dare to take to the streets in protest —Unpatriotic. Now don’t that just beat all?

To the Rich who have destroyed the country and who continue to fight for nothing so hard as their right to do so, for all of the politicians who continue to serve no one but themselves and their equally rich friends, for all the corporations feasting on the carcass of the American dream, I say loudly, "Let the people go."

Selina

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