Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Friday, February 3, 2012

It's the Stark Reality of How Far We Have Come Kind of Thing

Dear America,

we've come a long way baby...

back in the day  -- when cigarette companies could advertise freely, and when women, in general, became an overnight success opening up a brand new target market available to the world -- this phrase quickly defined the modern household in the seventies.

'Virginia Slims' was cool like that.

yup --  we [women] were just so lucky way back when.

oh if we all knew then what we know now, huh?

NOW, thanks to organizations like NOW, and forty or fifty years after Virginia Slims wined and dined the market of women -- we have surely come a long way baby.

We can smoke whenever we want; we can have sex whenever we want; we can abort a baby whenever we want; we can drink alcohol whenever we want.  Life is grand.

But what have we learned?

And don't even let me get started on the irony, right?  Now, just about everywhere, nobody can smoke, especially in public! And if we do, it comes along with a wee bit of guilt, perhaps with a whole lot of denial, and chock full of emphysema, lung cancer, and the like [complete with much of the costs all upon the backs of the people who don't...you know, smoke].

So let's fast forward to today in America.

Just yesterday, Susan G. Komen Foundation caved to the mainstream media, reversing the reversal of fortune to Planned Parenthood.  They apologized for making the decision in the first place.

This is where the power "to choose" gets lost in translation -- what happens when our personal choices conflict?  Why does the side "to choose" get to choose for all of us?  Susan G. Komen is a private foundation, and they can choose whatever they want to do with their grant money; however, the federal government answers to all of us.   Public funds have no business being co-mingled and convoluted in policy, controversy, ideology, and the absolute free choice of personal liberties and beliefs.

I can choose to support, or reverse the support, for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, just as easily as I can choose to smoke or not to smoke.  Now the lines are just not as easily drawn when it comes to the funding, or the reversal of funding, within the federal government, now is it?

Oh and the places our government now chooses to go with this power  --

How about the latest round of controversy surrounding the Obama Administration, and specifically, Obamacare, going up against the Catholic Church.  GO HERE.

Do Catholics --  have a right to their religious liberty, or not?

Apparently not.   oh yes, we've come a long way baby.

Now I started today thinking I was gonna go a totally different direction.

Initially, with the whole idea of 'we've come a long way baby,' I intended to meander into the state of where we are, and how far we have come, within this current presidential campaign.  After all, I started this blog way back in the middle of 2009, when the Tea Party was just beginning to heat up, when everything we trusted to be the truth became tested right before our very eyes.  Looking back, 2009 seems equivalent to the dark ages.

It's almost like -- after years of being fed false advertising, and after nearly a half a century of being played with, twisting truth and reality, and allowing all of us to slip into a state of not thinking for ourselves -- we all woke up all at once.

All this time, we've been taking hits off the cancer stick -- being lulled into total denial, hardly imagining the absolute horror pending, when all of us discover how truly sick we really are; after all this time, thinking everything was cool, almost too cool for school.   And more than that, thinking we've all come a long way baby.

All I really know, after all this time.... writing and thinking and blogging...is that enough is enough.  And most of us, the majority of Americans, stand with me.  We know what we've been sold.

...and it ain't pretty; it ain't cool; and it surely ain't good for any of us.

sure, the current state of affairs between the foursome duking it out between the headlines and thirty second spots, may appear to outsiders as if we have no idea what we are doing.  there is that.

but when the time is right, when we finally have our man, that GOP ceiling will burst into a thousand pieces; and when its all over, when it happens, there is no doubt in my mind we will all coalesce around the winner, the nominee.  Because anything else -- and being rather nostalgically reminiscent of my thoughts of just Monday --  we surely come to our own demise, a sudden death.

at the National Prayer Breakfast just yesterday, our president said this:

"We can't leave our values at the door. If we leave our values at the door, we abandon much of the moral glue that has held our nation together for centuries and allowed us to become somewhat more perfect a union."

Moral glue, Mr. President? 

Me thinks that 'moral glue' is getting picked on, bullied even, in a very big way [case in point, the latest moral skirmishes in the news as highlighted here today].  You have asked Catholics, specifically, to leave their values at the door.   what gives, Mr. President?

oh yes, Catholics (and anyone else who believes in religious liberty), you have come a long way baby.

To read the rather stunning remarks, the entire transcript from the National Prayer Breakfast can be seen HERE. 

America, we've come a long way baby.

Have we?  
have we?

but finally, here's the good news:  everyone but felons and dead people can vote.

Make it a Good Day Baby, G

"...Cursed is the one who trusts in man..."  
Jeremiah 17: 5

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