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Monday, December 19, 2016

The Republican Party: Domestic Terrorists, Inc.

The Republican Party: Domestic Terrorists, Inc. 

The meme states simply, “It’s time we start calling the Republican Party what it is: a domestic terrorist organization.” Wikipedia admits that over 100 definitions of domestic terrorism have been presented to the United Nations from the 1950’s onward, and that they all involve “criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke terror in the general public.”


Terrorists do not act in the best interests of all-they are self-serving and ruthless. Whereas the methodology differs, violence being the usual vehicle, the most effective type of domestic terrorism comes in the form of slow starvation.
The Republican Party squeezes
the life out of Americans.
Whereas I speak metaphorically in terms of the big picture, a ruling class of individuals slowly squeezing the life out of its people, like a boa constrictor, I also speak literally, with 42.5 million people said to have experienced “food insecurity” in 2015. 

Food insecurity? What kind of euphemistic jargon is this to describe people going to bed hungry at night?  How about food-challenged? The elderly and children are hit the hardest, because they can’t hit back.

The fact that our government can exist in apparent harmony, knowing that 42.5 million people struggled with hunger at some point last year, rips me apart inside, because the folks who run the government do not themselves, have to worry about minor details like this.

The folks who call the shots in this country are too busy running interference for the likes of the Walton family, a unit that is so excruciatingly blind to human misery, that it keeps the work-force of its consumer palaces, pinned to the floor with the boot of abject oppression.

This family was “credited” in 2013, with having amassed a fortune equivalent to the bottom 42% of the American people. Reading the words back that I just wrote, makes me want to vomit. This modern blood-sucking unit lives in opulence, and gives the middle finger to America in general, and to its workers in particular.

Do our elected leaders fight against this kind of social injustice? Do our elected leaders represent all the people, or are they selective about who it is they serve? The answer is that the services of our elected leaders go to the highest bidder. 

It’s been this way since Ronnie (“Seen one redwood tree-seen ‘em all”) Reagan initiated “trickle-down” economics, voted into law by…take a wild guess, our elected leaders. Now, we can just skip the palaver and agree, “If you are poor in this country, it sucks to be you.”

Do you want to know my definition of domestic terrorism? It’s knowing that you and your family do not have enough money to insure that your quality of life is a reasonable expectation. This means you do not have enough of what it takes to provide food, clothing and medical care for your family.

You do not have enough of what it takes to provide child care for your kids after school, not enough of what it takes to replace your bald tires with new ones, and not enough of what it takes, to insure that your kids will be able to continue on in their education, if they even finish high school.

Considering it purports to represent family values, the Republican Party, instead, destroys the family unit. How can the family function when both parents must work full-time? How does that make it possible for families to even exist, let alone thrive?
Captain Crunch for dinner, everyone?

No, the Republican Party does not represent family values, or else it would care about families other than the Waltons. To think that the economic woes of every single American could be solved by simply requiring the Waltons to pay their fair share of taxes, and that this will never happen, makes me want to heave.

You want domestic terrorism? How about continuing to refuse to acknowledge that cannabis works miracles every day with those who suffer from brain seizures, epilepsy and a plethora of other maladies, so that Corporate ‘Merica’s Big Pharma unit, can continue to extort money from folks who have no more money to extort?

That is domestic terrorism, in millions of Americans’ book, but it doesn’t make a rat’s ass worth of difference because only a handful of people run this country: And they are terrorists so that’s what they get paid the big $$’s to do.





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