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I Thought My Grandfather Was Dead

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My grandparents are dead. My parents are dead. But the one glaring fact I didn't take into consideration was: Money Never Dies.

I confused the minions of The Elite ... with The Elite. What the hell ... I was stoned OK? I made a simple mistake. A Great Big Simple Mistake.

Capitalism works best when it's Ozzie and Harriet all the time. Lawrence Welk's muzak, American Idol, Las Vegas and Shopping Malls were designed to keep us unconscious. Oppression is used when the people wake up.

In the meantime the Republicans are staying on their generations-old message. They will take us back to when life was just about as good as it could get ... if you are a white man. They've sanctified Ronald Reagan because he told the bedtime story best. For those whose brains are only nourished on sound-bites, the fable reverberates as if true. The bullies and bigots love it when their hateful ideas are expressed well via William F. Buckley and Saint Ronnie.

When the Tea Party showed up it was because the Koch brothers paid for it. Billionaires pump money to keep the Gingrich and Santorum campaigns afloat, and Mitt Romney's Financial Backers are the "Who's Who" of Big Banks and Corporations. Money never dies. It just seeks out new hosts who appreciate working with blood-sucking ticks.

If my grandfather were alive, he would have watched Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally in 2010. Now I hear the tenets of the twisted Christianity he adhered to coming out of Rick Santorum's mouth. My grandfather's dead but his place has been filled by someone else who wants to take the country back.

The Republicans promise a return to a time that most American voters have never lived in. A time they believe in more strongly than the Garden of Eden.

Y'know ... my world turned upside down too. A couple of times actually. But I never wanted to go back to any previous time in America's history. I wanted to go to a possible future.

My first mistake was in not understanding the undying malevolence of money. My second one was I got the demographics all wrong. There weren't nearly enough pot smokers necessary to pull off my kind of passive revolution.

As Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead said, "Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us."

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