TREASON


TREASON, A word that’s been thrown about frequently, and carelessly, by the right during the administration of Barack Obama.

But let’s stop and think, for just a moment, about events of just the past couple weeks.

We have had the Republican leander of the House invite a foreign leader to congree to rail against, and undermine, US foreign poilicy. (A policy which, by the way, makes his tiny nation the largest foreign recipient of US foreign aid).

We have seen almost all republican house members signing onto a letter to Iran provoking war, and undermining US foreign policy.

We have seen the Alabama state supreme court- to within a matter of days of the historic march on Selma, defying the federal courts on the issue of gay marriage.

We have seen Mitch McConnel,, writing op-eds and publicly calling for states to ignore federal laws on power plants.

Countless Republicans supporting the case to repeal the Affordable Care Act exchanges based on a technicality of 4 poorly chosen words. (Never mind that the past couple years of wanting to repeal the ACA not a single one of these congressman realized those four words were there, which makes it pretty clear that as they are presenting the case to the SCOTUS in not how congress intended when writing and passing the bill ).

And of course the list grows much bigger if we look back at the last few years.

Make no mistake- we are in the midst of the nations second civil war. A war fought with lies. With money. With power. Instead of with guns. We have people who are supposed to be serving the nation instead bitterly clinging to the worst of american history…serving “their” america even though it is one that never truly existed. Defying the will of the majority of americans to, in their minds, protect what they percieve as america, but which in reality is little more then the dustbin of history.

Indeed, they are not trying to save, nor serve America, but to create a new nation built on the pockets of fear, hate, and intolerance that sadly exist throughout our nation.

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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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8 Responses to TREASON

  1. btg5885 says:

    I would add the threats of secession as well. I would not hold these up as an exemplar of loving America. The Iran letter is disturbing as it shows our division to the world. Shrewd leaders will take advantage if this.

    And, it is not just Democrats saying this. Former GOP leaders and the Wall Street Journal have called this congress on the carpet.

    • I would actually go far farther on the subject of the Iran letter- and say that it blatantly exposes a racist, nationalist, and religious zealtory side of america… something much of america has been striving to move away from for decades.
      And it lays bare the truths about part of our country that makes large segments of the world fear and hate…rather then respect…our nation.
      And while I have no doubt (As we have already seen evidence of), many in Iran and elsewhere in the Arab and Muslims world see the letter for the pathetic piece it is, I also have no doubt that it has put american lives in greater danger by fanning the flames among the letter writers “counterparts” in the arab and islamic world. The battle of the far right extremists if you will…

      • btg5885 says:

        Ironically, a staffer from one of our senators’ offices called me about a note I had sent on issues around the economy, jobs, infrastructure investment. While I had him on the phone, I shared with him that the Iran letter (which he signed) was a disservice to America and showed our division to the world. I said a shrewd leader will take advantage of this. I said it is OK to argue and debate, but that letter was asinine and hurt our position as we need a unified voice to the world.

  2. Barneysday says:

    To both you and BTG, I’d suggest reading Robert Reich’s latest weekly column on American citizens lack of influence in today’s congress. He states, and I completely agree, that the individual American influence with members of congress is virtually zero. Our influence has been replaced entirely by the wishes of the lobbyists, wealthy individuals, and corporations. As you imply, America is poised to enter another civil war.

    Great column.

  3. List of X says:

    And let’s not forget that 150 years after the first civil war was over, millions of people still haven’t accepted the fact that they lost.

    • Ha, the irony. I was reading an absolutely revolting thread of replies on Wingnut News Daily the other day- re: Colin Powells comments on race and the GOP, and an overwhelming thread was that “those” (dog whistle for “N Word) people just can’t take responsibility for their own failures.
      And the rich irony of these same whining wingnuts who blame the evil guberment, along with ALL “those” people (expanded to include hispanics, immigrants in general, gays, liberals, uppity women, atheists, jews and the evil of all evil moslems for ALL their failures.

      What a country we live in…

      • btg5885 says:

        It is funny, when I have used Colin Powell and his words such as “there is no voter fraud problem” in critique of voter suppressive Voter ID laws, he is lampooned by the politicians who support these kinds of laws. I remind them that his opinion should have gravitas, as the GOP leadership wanted him to run for President in 2008 and 2012, to which he declined. I recognize he is not perfect and was used by Bush/ Cheney to sell an invasion of Iraq, but he is now considered an outsider by the very same folks that adored him.

      • Well, that pretty much sums up the state of American politics doesn’t it? Honesty and a willingness to admit ones mistakes get’s you kicked out of the party…

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