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A Holiday Ho-Hum and Shrug of Resignation For America as a Nation A Holiday Ho-Hum and Shrug of Resignation For America as a Nation
by Leah Sellers
2013-12-27 10:25:58
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A Holiday Ho-Hum and Shrug of Resignation
For America as a Nation
And Her Christmas and New Year’s Anti-Celebrations
 
Ah !  A “Charlie Brown” Christmas Tree
All droopy, but strung with decorations and lights aglow
And a multi-colored Santa Claus
Dragging in America’s Christmas Gifts and drifts
From the frigid National Blizzard’s Snow and Blow
Ah !  What’s in the Gift Boxes Santa
Can we shake them and see ?
Are Compassion and Economic Relief in the Boxes
For me and my Family ?
The frowning Christmas Santa rumbled,
“Shake them and See
What this Nation’s Congress thinks of You and Me.”
Shake !  Shake !  Ka - Thunka - thunka - thunk !
“What strange and hollow sounds are in the box, Santa Claus
Opening this box, certainly gives me pause
But We Love the Season of Giving
And this year has certainly been
A difficult and dysfunctional one to bare
So here We Go !
Oh Santa, tell me it’s not so
Inside the box are Lumps of low-grade Coal !”
“What’s this ?!  Each Lump of low-grade Coal is labeled
We’ll read as many as we’re able
This one says, ‘Fairly increased Taxes
And closing Loop-holes for the Wealthy and Corporations
Obstructed by Tea Partyin’ Republicans’, Red and Ragin’’
And this one says, ’No Renewal of UnEmployment Benefits
For the 1.3 million long-term UnEmployed Knit-Wits
No Compassionate Mercy for them
Put them out in the Streets
Let them lose their Homes
Lose their Dignity and Hope
Being Broke, Hungry and Homeless will teach them to Cope
And how to Fish, and wish for Fish
And will strengthen the overall Economic Health
Of our Great Nation’s Wealth
Obstructed by the Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’ ’
Here’s one that says, ’No Bills for Job Programs !
We Republicans will see to it that none of them passes
We’ll get Speaker Boehner to hold them up
To make Obama and the Democrats look like a herd of inEffective A_ _es !’
Obstructed by Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’ ‘
And this Lump of low-grade Coal says, ‘Make Cutting
Benefits to Retired Veterans part of the so-called Bi-Partisan Budget Deal !
Tee-hee-hee !  We got our way this Christmas Holiday !
That’ll make our constituents rock-n-reel
And the Democrats will share the blame - share the heat !’
Political SwordsPlay before the Needs of the Nation
We don’t skip a Beat
That’s Our Motto - Our Creed !
‘Cause everything most of us Do (or UnDoes) is steeped in Self - steeped in Greed
All in the Budget Pushed through by Paul Ryan, and the Tea Partyin’ Republicans
Red and Ragin’ ‘
And this Lump says, Slash and Burn Food Stamp Subsidies
To AnyOne in Need !
And we won’t pass a Farm Bill
We’ll let the small Ranchers and Farmers squirm and bleed
(and possibly sell out to the Large AgriCorporations
We have interest or money in, Yes, InDeed !)’
Obstructed by Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’ ‘
And this Lump says, ‘No Raising of the Minimum Wage !
It goes against our golden green-backed goddess’ Ayn Rand’s
Malevolent Capitalism’s Doctrine of Gushing-Up-Trickle-Down
And let everyone else in the Pyramid Scheme Drown !
It goes against the Democracy Destroying
Citizens United’s and private Super Packs’ funds We have raised !
We must hold the Rabble and Chattel down, down, down !
Obstructed by Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’ ‘
And this Lump of low-grade Coal says, ‘Do whatever shady
And underhanded thing We have to Do (or UnDo)
To Repeal ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act)
Because it would be the end
If we let Obama and the Nation win
Anything !
It would only sting
Our Egos, Interests and Pocketbooks
So, get out your barbs and sharpen your hooks !
Obstructed by the Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’ ‘
And this one says, “The majority of the Austere and  Cruelly Punishing
Sequester Cuts will remain in tact within the so-called
Bi-partisan Budget Deal !
Hear the Sheeple-People baaa and squeal ?!
We’ll dial up the Pressure
We’ll continue to squeeze
The already Suffering and Floundering Americans
While protecting the Almighty High Flyin’ ‘Elysium’ Few
With diplomatic so-called lopsided Compromisin’ Ease !
Tee-hee-hee !  While We the Congress hang tightly onto our Pay cheques
And life long Pensions paid by the We the People Tax Payers
That’s right !  Taxes from You !
While We the Congress protect Mega-Banks (that Need to be broken apart)
And Mega-Corporations that have anything but Your best interests at heart
And the Elitist Few who ’Contributions’ keep us afloat
While We the Congress continue to sink Your We the People’s Boat
A Budget Pushed through by Paul Ryan and the Tea Partyin’ Republicans
Red and Ragin’ !
And this one says, ’ ’We’ll have our Republican State Governors
Push through new Laws taking away
Women’s Choices and Power over their Bodies and Lives
No matter what they do or say
We won’t let them have their Freedom or their Way
We’ll put them in their Place
We’ll make them feel DisGrace !’
Crammed down their forcefully Silenced Human Rights and throats
They don’t get a Vote
Thanks to the Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’
And this Lump of low-grade Coal says,
’We’ll have our Republican State Governors
Push through new Laws and Voting Rules making it Systematically
Harder, and harder still, for the ever dwindling Working Middle Class,
The ever on-the-rise Working Poor, the Jobless Poor,
The Students and the democratically Voting Elderly to Vote !
Then we’ll sit back and gloat
At the next few Election Cycles we’ll manipulate and spin
But most importantly, that we’ll Win !
Tee-hee-hee !  Just wait and see !
Crammed down their forcefully Silenced Votes
By the Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’ ’
And this Lump of low-grade Coal says,
No Immigration Bills or Reforms !
We have deals pending
That are excessively Profitable and Never Ending
With Weapons Makers and Contractors
To Build miles and miles of Armories and Fences
We must consider all of the factors
To keep the Immigrants out and Illegal
In order to make money and power
Off of perpetuating Fear, Greed and Need
Selling Americans on our manipulated and manipulating Fears, Greeds and Needs
For heavier and costlier Patrols and Defenses
And more and more and higher razor edged and electrified Fences
Not more Legalized Citizens
Because it would draw even more Attenition
To Elitist Plans we’d rather not mention
And to the Jobs We’re deliberately Not Creating
And avoiding effectively Debating
Obstructed by the Tea Partyin’ Republicans,
Red and Ragin’ ‘
And this one says, ’ We’ll do everything we can
To obliterate and eliminate Collective Bargaining
Because weakening and getting rid of Workers Unions
Strengthens Corporations and their overriding Power
And their ability to pay us for Doing their dirty Work for them !
Tee-hee-hee !  That’s the Plan Stan
And we’ll stick to it with Avaricious and giddy Glee !
Crammed down their forcefully Silenced Collective Voices
By the Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’ ’
And this one says, ‘No to any new Comprehensive Gun Laws
Defending our Families - Our Children
From Guns that spit out fifty bullets in a matter of seconds
The NRA is more Powerful than putting a check on
Mass Murderers and Death, We the Congress reckon
Obstructed by the Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’
And this Lump of low-grade Coal says, “We’ll slowly
And deliberately bankrupt
The United States Post Office System
Because we want to Privatize the Postal System
To soak the American People with Malevolent (not Benevolent) Free Enterprise’s
Ever Jumping Prices and Fees
In the name of Freedom, Liberty and the
Happy Pursuit of CareLess Prosperity
At We the People’s expense, and with our spin
As Competitive Pricing Wars begin
Rising ever upward without end
Crammed down the apathetic throats of the American Citizens
Primarily by the Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’ ‘
And this chunky Lump of Coal says, ’No Transportation
Or Infrastructure Bills will get through the House !
Not even a meager Christmas mouse !
Hold, We say !
We must Win the Day !
It’s no used to boo-hoo-hoo, slobber or sob !
We’ll not do anything to make it appear as if
Obama and the Democrats are doing their Jobs !
Obstructed by the Tea Partyin’ Republicans, Red and Ragin’ ‘
And this Lump of low-grade Coal says,
’We’ll push Cuts on Education
No matter what State or location
Without hesitation
Because there is so much to be Earned and Gained
By Privatizing and Corporatizing our Schools
Free (actually, not so free, but rather more pricey
And less nationally efficient) Enterprise
Is our Golden, Green-backed goddess’ Ayn Randian Rule
We’ll create our own Educational National Tower of Babel
UnFairly absent of dead-beat, We-Can’t Privately-Afford-This rabble and chattel
Oh Santa Clause, there are so many more pieces
Of Lumps of low-grade Coal
With no Social Conscience - no Wise and Balancing Mind, Heart and Soul
For the Whole of America
And the rest of the Globe
There’s not even a mention yet of Efforts toward Climate Change
And treating the Earth - Our Planetary Home better
Most of the We the People have received nothing but really Bad News
Lump of Coal Letter after letter
We can read no more
Without completely UnDoing our Christmas and New Year Season
Because what we have opened and read here
Is beyond all ken
Beyond all Reason”
“Fear not, American Citizens
Santa Claus,” declared with Sincerity
“Pray and let Us all Re-Member that
With enough Time, Collective UnRelenting Persistence
Enough Collective Heated and Passionate Hard Work
And Collective Energetic ComPression
Coal Transforms
Into a wondrous, sparkling, multi-faceted Diamond
So, gather your Wits and Best Sensibilities
About You
Hold your Noble Thoughts and Deeds
Of the Present and Future High and True
All is not lost
But nothing is won without a cost
And taking your Dreams, EnVisonings and Best Intentions
With you that are near and dear
Walk steadfastly and affirmatively
Into the Diamond Bright Future’s New Year.”


      
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Emanuel Paparella2013-12-27 15:48:08
After reading the above any thoughtful sensible American citizen is bound to ask “How on earth did we end up from the war on poverty of Johnson to the war on the poor?” I suspect it all began with one of the mythological super-heroes of the Republican party: President Ronald Reagan who began the war on the poor talking about “welfare queens” driving to the supermarket in Cadillacs and buying alcohol with food stamps, and by begrudging free ketchup for poor children in school, since tomatoes are fruit not vegetables and therefore they ought not to be offered free to the children of the lazy and society’s parasites. It was with his presidency that the freezing of middle class salaries began and persists to today while the rich were put on corporate welfare and allowed to park their money in the Caiman islands or Swiss bank accounts and pay no taxes, and quadruple their wealth.

The sad irony is that twenty years later Reagan would not have a chance at a presidential nomination within the Republican party; he would be found politically too moderate by the standards of the current Waco birds in congress, the likes of Cruise, Paul and Ryan. I am afraid that things have to get much worse before they get any better any time soon.


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