This Is My Country and I'm Not Leaving
CLUCK, CLUCK - HERE COME THE CHICKENHAWKS
The political pundits in the United States loathe those who disagree with their tunnel vision of how things should be. If an individual or group dares question the infinite wisdom of these political hacks and their biased and skewed ideology, then one should be prepared to hear the common thread of comments similar to, “Well then, get the hell out of this country.” Bulletin, bulletin…this is my country too and I am not going anywhere. The nonsense that bellows from these outrageous remarks come from many who never wore a uniform and gleefully took their military deferments rather than serve the country they claim to love so much. These chicken hawks proudly wear their flag lapel pins as they ship off sons and daughters of others to fight wars in far off lands. While they love to talk the talk, these blowhard cowards do not have the muster to walk the walk. Rest assured, that an avalanche of vitriol will bury those with differing viewpoints.
POLITICIANS, POLITICAL HACKS, SHOCK JOCKS AND FEAR MONGERS
Also interesting to note are the number of politicians, political hacks, shock jocks, war hawks, fear mongers and pundits who continually spew the hot lava of hate from the mountains they have built out of intolerance of others and their belief of a new world order. We have all seen them, heard them, read their inflammatory articles and felt their wrath one time or another. They are covered in the flag while marching to slogans of guns, guns and more guns. They profess their adoration of God and country, yet simultaneously shunning nonChristians and those who are not a part of the caucasian population. “Love it or leave it,” is the theme echoed by the “REAL” patriots. Do these folks actually believe the words that come out of their mouths or are there other hidden reasons for the vile verbiage and attacks which are thrown at the rest of us, every second of every day?
THE KOCH BROTHERS BOUGHT THEIR WAY INTO POLITICAL POLICY MAKING
My own personal opinion regarding the motivating factors for many of the above-described individuals is money. At the top of the list are the Koch brothers who are probably the most persuasive and powerful two men in America today. The Koch boys buy favor from politicians, organizations, lobbyists and anyone else who can be bought and sold down the polluted rivers and deregulation's they purchased. The Koch’s are interested in one thing and only one thing…maintaining their wealth. They subscribe to the age-old thinking that money buys power and influence and left unchecked, great wealth can and does corrupt in astronomical proportions.
IDEOLOGY GONE AWRY
The public is blasted with the flaming tongues of dragons. The fire-breathing beasts are Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Greta van Susteren, Karl Rove, Sarah Palin, Laura Ingraham, Neil Cavuto, Geraldo Rivera, Mitch McConnell, Joe Wilson, Rush Limbaugh, Scott Walker, Jim Demint, and Orrin Hatch, to name a few. I honestly do not think for one second if those named were cast into a lake of pure utopia that they would all agree everything was fine. After all, where would their audience and ultimately their money come from if everything was copacetic? Peace…the only peace those named want is a piece of your dollars and the dollars of advertisers, lobbyists and anyone else who will fund the nonstop ideology of a movement gone awry.
WHO REALLY DEFENDS AMERICA
Of the Coulter’s, Hannity’s, O'Reilly's, McConnel's, and Ryan's etc., how many went into battle? How many wore a uniform? How many of their sons and daughters served in the military? While they went to college and their children were sent off to college, those in middle America and America’s poor go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The latter is representative of the true patriots in this country and not those behind the curtain pulling the strings of rhetoric. Men and women in uniform do not exhibit a lust for money like the people I have named in this article. No, the veteran groups of real patriotic Americans are the ones who risk their lives day in and day out so that the top 1% have the freedom to fill the airwaves with smoke and mirrors and false commentary with little to no factual basis for the opinions expressed.
WHAT HAPPENED TO COMPROMISE
If you noticed I did not name left-wing pundits or politicians then you are correct. I didn’t name them because, by and large, I feel they are more in tune with the common man and woman in this country and are not the card-carrying members of the elitist group on the right. Granted, there is a fair share of left-wing hacks who are too far out there to follow with any seriousness, as well. However, because I may not agree with you philosophically or politically, I do think we can and should work to compromise, yet the right side is immovable. The mega rich have anchored their yachts in the sea of despair for the rest of America. Still, I’m not asking them to leave because we don’t agree. Heck, they've already done that by moving their money offshore or to the Cayman Islands or God knows where else.
Now you tell me who the real patriots of this country are?
WRITTEN BY: DENNIS L. PAGE