A man recites a well thought out address
Composed by a musician in the shadows
Meant to put their worries to rest
Yet this rally is not but shallow
The crowd cheers and praises with applause
As the speaker puts on a practiced smile
Supporters celebrate without cause
The man planning treachery all the while
He spits out I will….for you…and for us
Vowing so many glories he will accomplish in their name
The people so quick to trust
Oh what a tragic shame
I am sick and tired of people rallying behind politicians for what they say they are going to do…Great Leaders throughout history that were known for great speeches would not be immortalized in print if they were not men and women of action. It takes nothing to promise but it takes the world to deliver. I constantly watch my peers just rave over this woman’s new speech or what this man “says” he is going to do. For goodness sake, when i apply for a job above the level of retail, I am judged by a resume of what I have done first and foremost. I wish I could get hired on a job by just carefully articulating what I am going to do. What a crock of bull.
What do you feel about this issue? Leave your comments and spark a debate. Lets get people talking!
Whether we sit on the left or right of the political spectrum many Americans have been complaining about the state of affairs in our once great nation. Those content with our social and economic are few and are generally only among those wealthy enough to sign their own legislation. We the People need to wake up and realize that our government officials no longer have our best interest at heart. We only need to follow the money trail to see that Congressman no longer serve us. Once in office they only serve themselves. Corporations have usurped our position as constituents. Campaign contributions are now synonymous with bribes. While nothing I am scribing here on this blog post is new information that you haven’t heard before, why do we accept it? Why does the news constantly target the Office of the President about the issues ailing our nation? Why is congress not held accountable? I am not saying that the President should not be held accountable at all; however, it is the Congressman of this nation that are truly responsible for the care taking of our nations policies. Don’t take this article as a detraction from President Obama’s follies or his feats. I am not a support of either candidate in the running as one wants to give what little hard-earned money I make away and the other wants to control Americans’ personal lives and choices. This musing is just over the fact that no one seems to be willing to hold our government accountable for the state of this nation. We produce nothing, we consume everything, and we whine and whine and whine. Yet, we do nothing. This country has become obese and lazy. We need to get out and exercise our power as the People and say “Enough! You will be held accountable. You will start paying attention to your citizens. Not just the ones with wealth and power. All of us.”
The rumor of peace in humanity is propaganda spat from the mouths of those with bloodied wallets full of hate filled ammunition.
These so-called privileged few speak of peace as a fortress that must be conquered in battles won by their high-mounted commanders
shouting down orders upon the “People.”
Image by Jack from Gallery of Freaks
Thoughts on Man with a big M
What has become of the mightiest of creatures?
For eons Man roamed earth conquering land and hearts alike.
Crossing great and treacherous seas in search of treasures unknown,
He was the slayer of giant beasts not out of sport,
but to clothe his kin and nourish his brothers.
Man was nestled in the bosom of our formidable Mother Nature.
Always aware that he could be thrown from its graces,
Just as a rider from its mount.
What a sight to see for on looking eyes!
A sleek and sinewy creature that gracefully danced through forests and plains.
As sly and cunning as the wolf, as fierce as a bear, and as playful as a lioness’ cub.
This is Man’s history.
These are his beginnings.
Where along the line did Man volunteer into slavery?
When did Man substitute suitcases for spears?
What led Man to be in bondage to his own destruction?
Trading a home among the wood for forests of metal and smog,
Exchanging liberties for credit scores and low wages,
What would Man’s admiring observers think now?
As they watch its “Great” leaders extend their grey veins through landscapes of beauty,
As the many are sacrificed to provide for the few.
Masses toiling day and night to seemingly no end for no observable reward,
Working to build great nations that will only crumble under their own weight.
Slaving and laboring to keep the machine moving,
A machine with no true purpose or direction
Hell bent on consuming all and replacing none.
Is this the so-called enlightened Man?
Is this civilized Man?
I think not.