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Bobby Kennedy . . .
Whenever we tear at the fabric of life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children. Whenever we do this, the whole nation is degraded. Too often, we honor swagger and bluster and the wielders of force, too often, we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives on the shattered dreams of others.
The degradation is far worse now than it was in the last year of Bobby Kennedy’s life. Those who build their lives and careers on the shattered dreams of others control everything–the corporations, the banks, the media, the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, and that presidency Obama has turned into a dream shattering ride into a firestorm.
Welcome to Dresden.
Welcome to the slaughterhouse of shattered dreams.
Where the only thing the votes of We the People determine is whether we burn or bleed to death.
This firestorm began like firestorms always begin. It was ignited by corruption, it was stoked by greed, it was fueled into a nationwide conflagration by propaganda and deceit. The Bonfire of the Insanities is burning coast to coast, it’s raging at a fever pitch, it’s going to keep raging because the fire trucks are all stuck in that ditch Obama keeps talking about. He hasn’t pushed any of them out and he’s not going to push any of them out. His bipartisan bicycle with the flat tires and that hopey changey horn on the handlebars is he only thing he’s pushed out of that ditch. It’s the only thing he’ll ever push out of that ditch.
Corruption has ignited this inferno, deceit has shifted the blame, there is more treachery ahead of us and malice behind it. Those who speak to us from that White House that shames us, those who speak to us from that Congress that is no longer ours, those who keep pumping gasoline on the flames tell us we have to tighten our austerity belts while we burn, we have to hand Wall street a trillion dollar tourniquet while we bleed to death, we have to pick ourselves up by our scorched bootstraps.
We must do that, they tell us. We must do it now and keep doing it. If we don’t, the Four Horsemen of Socialism/Communism/Atheism and their godless gay legions are going to saddle up, ride into this paradise of equality and prosperity with their extremist guns blazing, enslave all the Christians, turn every WalMart into a mosque, blot out the sun with their pot smoke, toss the sacred two-party system into the sea, and ruin everything for everybody.
Fascism is on the march again, wrapped in the stars and stripes and carrying a cross this time. The rule of law is burning, equality is burning, the truth itself is burning, everything is burning in that Bonfire of the Insanities . . .