"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too
expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre."
Frank Zappa 1977
This quotation reflects exactly the way I feel today. Still another story of news reporters being banned from beeches, prevented from interviewing cleanup workers, unable to photograph oil soaked birds along our Gulf coast. Some are private cops hired by BP. Others are National Guard troops on behalf of the government.
A moment of prayer on behalf of our dearly departed Freedom of Press.
Public beaches? It seems that public beach is at the whim of a corporate powered federal government. Folks, it is time to take back our country, the sooner the better. President Obama, I supported you. Time after time I'm meeting with disappointment. Your crack down on whistleblowers. Your insistence on keeping those "special internment places." Your love of secrecy. This however is the greatest disappointment of all. Sir, democracy only works with the full light of exposure on it. I blame you because you made it clear you are the one in charge. Before us is unfolding a tragedy of monumental consequence and you guys are playing politics as usual.
Sir, if you persist in using force of power to trump the press, if you persist in hiding facts rather than keeping us informed, if you persist in allowing BP to run this show despite your insistence otherwise, we will rise up against you. If you and others in power really believe corporations and their money trumps the people, get ready for an education in what we REALLY are all about. My rights are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. It is bigger than Democrat or Republican or President or Congress. I'm a democrat. That is the party that most often reflects my beliefs. But I am an American first. This atrocity must not be allowed to continue.
We want our country back. We the people, not we the corporations.