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Avant la Deluge

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  I am becoming dizzy from all these question marks orbiting my poor head. How CAN they? How can they what? Even CONSIDER voting for someone who would do away with Big Bird, Obamacare, and Medicaid, among other staples of the existence of the 99 percent?

     Big Bird & co. educate so many kids at the preschool level and beyond, teaching that learning can be fun if not a joyous experience.

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     Obamacare is a landmark and salvation for so many, far from single-payer or public option, but even farther from the indifference that has cut off more than 40 million people from insurance. Think of Appalachians receiving medical care for the first time in their lives, think of availability of coverage for those of us with pre-existing conditions. Who doesn't have one? Being human is a pre-existing condition. That hale and hearty youth who pays five cents a month could be struck by some kind of hazardry that could keep him in the ICU in a coma for the next five years.

     Actuarial statistics guarantee that he'll be insured anyway, because chances are so slim.

     The utterly obtuse alternative to Obamacare? GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM? A guaranteed tax increaser, Rom. Who pays? We pay! Why not pay for Obamacare instead? We could treat dozens at least that way instead of one.

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     Medicaid cares for the poorest and most handicapped among us. But those populations are the least likely to vote, losing more and more power every day.

     Maybe Hurricane Sandy is the wrath born of threatened, further deprivation in this wealthiest of all Promised Lands. Let's hope the power lines go down and stay down, that power of the very few sucking out the blood and guts of the many.

     Massive flood alerts threaten beach homes up and down the coast. Think of THE flood that wiped all but the Noah family and innocent beasts from the face of the earth.

     Who owns those homes if not Rom's people? Oh, well, they'll build others, even if their designer insurance policies don't cover acts of God.


     Just as in Haiti, those in the flimsiest habitats will suffer the most, though.

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     Is that the best God can do in this hapless, hopeless twenty-first century?

     Place perpetual storm clouds above the heads of the Kochs and their brothers and sisters. Waterboard them for a while. Let them visit Haitian lives for an extended vacation, instead of Nassau or Jamaica.

     Is that the answer? Don't rich people suffer? In very different ways than you or me.

     How much education does it take to vote for deprivation, huge cultural deprivation?

     Or, put another way, why leave culture to those who least understand it? Those fools are depriving us of our bread and circuses, a huge mistake, among many others they plan.

     As dumb as the general population may be not to recognize the fox in the henhouse, Rom & co. are even dumber for exhaling further threats onto the base of

their pyramid.

     When it wobbles enough, we all fall down.

     Machination isn't advanced enough, nor computers, to replace the underclasses yet.

     And when it is, then what? Will there be anyone left smart enough to use them for God's purposes? Assuming God still wants us around?

     Or does flooding out the East Coast eliminate most of the blue states, serving another purpose? A red line sent by God to stave off the early voting results that favor Obama?

     Or are we live remains of Godhead dying downward, brain and eye now gone? (pace Thomas Hardy)

     With the monstrous threat of a looming Romney win, we must look up and down and everywhere, trying to make sense out of the senseless. Surely we've survived plutocracy before. We survived Baby Bush, who spent more on American humanity than any president in history.

     It's just that we're up against the thickest concrete wall in U.S. history since FDR rescued some of us from ruin. A lot of us, actually, just as Obamacare embraces most, but not all. How destitute must one be to be ignored by this humanitarian act? Most of the uninsured will be covered.

     Actually, does Hurricane Sandy have anything to do with next week's election?

     Yes, Environmentalists will attribute its clout to global warming, another reason not to vote for Kochs & co.

     Go no more a'Rovin' with them, my people.

     Go no more a'Rovin' with them.

     If there's hope at the bottom of the barrel, it's You-Know-Who. Don't think twice. We far outnumber Them.

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)

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