posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 11:55 AM
The pain we are all feeling is very real, and the situation is as dire as any of us, or our grandparents, have ever seen. The future of our
once-mighty nation - once rooted firmly on the rock-solid foundations of liberty and self-sufficiency, is now perched on the ever shifting sands of
fear. The freedoms and powers that were once freely granted to the citizens of this country have now been bestowed upon the corporations and the
These tribulations are not to be placed at the premium-leather clad feet of President Obama, nor are they to be rested in the legacy of Bush. Instead
- they are the fruits of a system that has been broken for decades. A system that, by design, can only produce "leaders" that are cut from the same
cloth with the same thinly-veiled interests at their hearts.
Those interests do not rest with their eyes on the well-being of America's people. They do not protect her old, her weak, her hard-working, or her
children. They have little regard for liberty, freedom, and the rights our forefathers fought, bled and died for. By the thousands.
Instead - the eyes of our leaders are firmly focused on protecting those that need it least.
You call this "HOPE", Mr. President?
I urge you to take a look around.
Every day our once-bright future in the "Land of Opportunity" is growing dimmer. The scales of justice, once tilted firmly in-favor of the people,
are sliding more and more towards inequality and tyranny. The once-secure retirement funds we were encouraged to invest in are now gutted, decimated,
and stolen by the very people that prodded us to utilize them. The "American Dream" we grew-up believing in is turning out to be nothing more than a
Ponzi scheme. Banks are insolvent and the Government-run insurance company - the FDIC - is nearing bankruptcy.
This is what you call "CHANGE", Mr. President?
Our freedoms - the very rights that required the lives of thousands to secure - are all but a distant memory. The freedom to assemble is no more - the
casualty of "National Security". The freedom of the press is no more - a by-product of the "War on Terror". The freedom to choose between natural
and biologically engineered foods, foods that have been scientifically-proven to kill - is now being culled due to "Safety". The Right to Bear Arms
has long been under attack - and now that is widely expected to be severely curtailed, if not outright abandoned. Our e-mails are being monitored. Our
phone calls are being screened. Our bank accounts and spending habits are being watched. Even the books we check-out from the library are being
Is this what you call a "Fresh Start", Mr. President?
I look around me and I see pain. I see despair. I see desperation. Hunger. Isolation. Fear. Above all - I see anger. An anger that is getting stronger
by the day. Along with that anger is an untapped underlying strength and will of the American people to do whatever it takes to get our once-proud
nation back on the road to prosperity.
And when I say "Whatever it takes" - I mean just that.
Mr. President and other elected "Leaders" - your days are numbered. The people of the nation have grown weary of the lies and the games. If you poke
a lion in the eye enough times - you WILL get bitten, and the lion that is the American people is getting restless and I can guarantee that this lion
is stronger than any you've ever imagined.
[edit on 9-3-2009 by shrike071]