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What's your opinion regarding your family, community, schools, political party and government's priorities? Are you for the good of America? Are you for ALL Americans, or do you pick and choose? What's your opinion about Secret Service, the military and Wall Street Traders' involvement in drugs and prostitution? Which is your priority: who you're against or what you're for?

Is education, women's rights, an equitable tax code, stopping Backpage.com, American sex-slave trafficking or Scott Walker, government vaginal probes, Paul Ryan's budget or anti-abortion your priority?

What public opinion frightens the elite white guys' Viagra club most as they reach for the Depends, fearing an aromatic future that fails to fertilize maximized Wall Street priorities that crush Main Street thinking? Your opinion? The good ol' boys should reap what they've sown for the multi-ingredient 99 percent -- we the mixture of the complacent, the duped and the enraged -- or that Corporatism's post WWII money-making machine is so ensconced by our fears that vigilante gun-toting is our new normal?

Corporatism: Is it the elite protectors of Romney's financial masters of war manufacturing or GW's so-called "rich?" Are Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, GMAC, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs Dylan Ratigan's "Greedy Bastards" or GW's "job creators?" Is extreme conservative capitalism, at its self-serving worst, oppressing the Middle Class into the depressed poor, akin to the straight and narrow world view of C Street House, or is it leftover Reagonomics trickling down blessings and prosperity from the puppeteers behind smoked glass board rooms atop skyscrapers of the power addicted?

My opinion is: time's running out to be all we can be, so if not now in this 2012 election year, when, then, will we prioritize human decency over corporate personhood and resurrect our "Out of Many, One" opinion to let freedom ring again?

Twitter, Facebook and email are today's Town Criers, Telegraph and Paul Revere, but abusing "The Marshall Plan" to create what Eisenhower warned was a dangerous "Military Industrial Complex" is as un-American as war profiteering from their new and improved product: financial empire through perpetual war.

Between Nixon and Reagan, we were lulled into expecting less of industry, government and ourselves, so that the phrase "Government is the Problem" could then easily dictate opinions. Thus, "The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" became wedlocked to Corporatism's priorities: rigged elections, voting machines and U. S. Supremes -- the dawning of the age of America's diminishing returns.

Perhaps if we tempered our opinion of being the world's best in every way, we might learn the Titanic lesson (nothing's too big to fail) and recapture our path to glory instead of settling for being all of the people sheepherders Rush, Rove and Kochs can fool some of the time.

Uniformed or civilian, President or wannabe, 1 percent super rich or 1 percent volunteer warriors, those who wave the flag to raise the finances to fool "some of the people all of the time" are neither patriots nor American. Fortunately, most of us have little in common with the wealthy few who "had other priorities" when American sons and daughters were maimed in battle, spilling their blood in desert sands to fill the opinionated coffers of Conservative Oil Men.

If the insulting lunacy of "Guns don't kill people, people do" proves anything, it's the bottom-line: personhood of corporations like the NRA creates lobbyists, CEOs, CFOs, Boards and politicians who are the people who kill people.

 

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Marcello Rollando is both seasoned political writer and critically acclaimed Performing Arts Director. Taking a sabbatical from his beloved NYC to work on a number of political campaigns as communications director and/or consultant in 2008, he (more...)
 
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We have got to be more than the latest sound bite ... by Marcello Rollando on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 6:33:02 AM
What is "America the Beautiful?" Perhaps, keeping ... by Marcello Rollando on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 7:32:04 AM