Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Babylon

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Helen Keller
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The damage has been done and is still being done. The venomous economic polices sowed in the early years of the 21st Century are now displaying their bitter, vicious fruits and are being consumed. Large corporations are still dumping toxic wastes into the land and water, the super wealthy are still stashing away more money than they can ever use, those who live with no threats are still making decisions which threaten the lives of other people, the issues of real value to our way of life, peace, freedom, liberty, are just hollow words rarely spoken these days, the children of Israel are again captured and enslaved by the captains and kings of Babylon.

Where are the leaders? Where are the people of hope and vision? They are not in the board rooms of big business. They are not among the wealthy, purchased Congresspeople, arguing like faux attorneys in the defense of criminal activities. They are not in the news media that picks and chooses what to report and eliminates all the inconvenient news.

There are the destroyers and the builders. The destroyers, the dictators who suppress the people and then violently put down any objections, those who would pull down our President for racial reasons, those who would minimize the presidency for poor political reasons, those who would destroy the government as it stands, those who would exacerbate our unemployment problems by cutting down the unions, those who hitch their wagons to plundering corporations, those who eliminate taxes in order to justify closing down programs that benefit average people, those who reduce the country to the same level of cowardice and emasculation that bedevils them, are having their day.

That day must be followed by the strong and the brave who are not mesmerized by the fear of prosperity and justice. We need the leadership of those who look up, not down, who feel the spirit of the future, who build on solid ideas of the greatness of the human race and who have faith in it. We must have those who are proud to be citizens of the world and are not afraid to claim the rights of honesty, affection and goodness.

There are too many negative people in the world, many of them are sitting at desks in our Congress and behind the granite walls of Wall Street. but I want to believe, and I do believe, there are enough of them on the cusp of waking up to the light that is always there for those who have the faith to see it and the courage to follow it. The Children of Israel escaped from Babylon. So can we.

DB - The Real Vagabond
Never give up.
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SUMMER QUESTION

Summer is moving along, people.

It's a long, hot, sticky summer, so here's a hot, sticky question for you. Don't let the recent New York State decision rob you of your thunder.

Same sex marriage. Should it be legal or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

dbdacoba@aol.com

Only 13 answers so far.

You have until the last day of summer, but don't dally.
I eagerly await your answer.

DB
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3 comments:

Arlene (AJ) said...

Personally I wish tomorrow was election get out and vote day, just my thoughts as I'd personally like to throw all the elected officials out...they campaign for making things better for we the people and then get into office and forget about us....they just keep getting richer. Thanks for letting me vent DB.

Big Mark 243 said...

We can hope... but that is all we can do. With corporations given an individual voice (?!?) it would seem that the era of the populace making rules and laws are over and a darkness has come over society...

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I think the next 14 months are going to be a wild ride.