So what’s good? My wife told me this morning that we are a “service economy, that we don’t produce anything and the first sector to go in bad economic times is the service sector”. I beg to differ. Industry is still alive, if not well in this country. We still produce more airplanes, cars, computers and heavy machinery such as earth moving equipment than any other nation in the world. (I shouldn’t have mentioned this, once the bankers read what I’ve said they’ll outsource all of that too).
What’s good about this country is that there are still people that care and want to change it for the better. Whatever we have become, there is always the chance that we can turn the direction that this nation is taking around, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. I know that the Democrats and their refusal to stand up to the Administration dismay many. I feel that too. I’m sure many are just as disgusted by the top front runners, backed by corporate money (not Hillary?) wiping out the field by gaining all the “face-time” on the MSM. I have been watching this with interest, watching how people respond to pure crap that Hillary spews. She recently went to Yearly Kos and proclaimed that she is a “Progressive” oh pleeeaze! She’s about as progressive as Dick Cheney.
I listened to John Edwards recently. Let’s face it, unless there is a big upset in the Democratic Primaries, Gravel and Dennis are toast. I hope I’m wrong. Let’s see. I’ll be voting for Dennis if he starts picking up steam, If I’m wasting my vote in the SC Primary, I’ll go for John Edwards. I’m beginning to like what he’s saying. He said that he doesn’t accept corporate money and he recently said that the insurance companies, the big pharmaceutical companies run America and it’s got to stop. O K John, you got me so far, I’m listening…
We can express our contempt for Bush and Cheney in September by attending the rallies and stating rallies in every city for the people that can’t make it to NYC or DC! This is what’s right with America. These rallies aren’t “sponsored” by Boeing, Prudential or PPA (the Pharmaceutical Partnership of America). The people of America sponsor it. It’s a grassroots partnership of Americans that want to be heard. That’s what’s good about our country! This is a movement, don’t doubt it for a minute! Unless something alters the current reality, this movement will grow larger and larger until there are demonstrations in every city, every town. There will be a permanent display of the anti-war movement that the mainstream media can no longer ignore. This movement will be an in-your-face, do or die expression of disgust with this administration and with Congress and their do nothing attitude. If we accomplish nothing, at least we can show the rest of the world and this government that we won’t blindly accept authority when the policies go against everything we believe.
It takes Americans time to get angry. I mean really angry. They are getting angry now. I hear it day in and day out, and remember I live in South Carolina, the belly of the beast. So remember the good things about this country. Don’t dwell on the bad. Believe me, we’ll change that sooner than later.