The other night I had a decent talk with my old man about the recent BS bail-out proposal that little-boy-Bush and his Amazing Fiends are attempting to rush through congress—a subject that is on most American’s minds at the moment, and sending ripples throughout the rest of the world as well, given our delicately woven global economy.
I’m not going to blather on about how insidious such a proposal is or point out all the myriad factors why passing such a measure would likely result in greater harm than good, for I’m sure you’ve been inundated with such arguments already and—hopefully—are discussing the matter with your friends and family as this debacle unfolds. What I’m doing is simply delivering a gentle nudge out there for those who may not be informed to look into it and get educated, and to offer at least a simple course of action if you’d like to have at least some voice in this matter.
Please, if you will, take a second to visit http://www.votenobailout.org/ —organized by the fine folks behind the movement to impeach Bush—and write a quick, online email to your representatives to oppose this blatant act of short-sighted, greed-driven insult and injury to the citizens and infrastructure of this nation.
Will your voice make a difference? Who the hell knows, these days…but one thing’s for sure, doing nothing almost guarantees the bullies will take your milk money every chance they get. Or, As Edmund Burke more eloquently put it,
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
One last quote I will leave you with, which seems particularly relevant given the issue, is from President Thomas Jefferson:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
Thank you, and goodnight.
P.S. – For those of you less aware of how the banking industry has corrupted and sold out the citizens of this country, I urge you to watch Aaron Russo’s film, America: Freedom To Fascism, which pretty much explains the whole deal. The main site for the film is http://www.freedomtofascism.com; the full film is available for online viewing via http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173.
Be prepared to have a fire lit under your ass.