Do you mind?

Wars a cooking off in some distant land. Out of site.  Out of mind.  Do you mind? As oil prices have dropped.  And SUV sells have increased at least. CEOs are robbing our banks again.  Robbing our refrigerators as well, as the American worker is receiving their last paycheck with a good pat on the back and an at a boy. Nice to know ya, wouldn’t want to be ya.  But we can’t help it.  The numbers aren’t crunching as we keep on munching our soap opera, American Idol dreams.

The drug war is a whore, that has slam butted up to our borders. With hundreds of cadavers being found in the ditch, it’s just a glitch in the system that was missed. Supply and demand. Supply and demand. The cartels need guns to run their game.  Illegally smuggled guns from the U.S. get turned into any illegal drug you can imagine.  Imagine! American steel traded for highs and countless lows.

A new President who inherited a mess attempts to step up and revolutionize the game by making concerted efforts to reach out in town hall meetings, meetings with the governors, and emails directly to your Inbox. Are you reading them? Gets slammed by the opposing party for being the worst president ever because their portfolios are disappearing.  As the average American is wondering who had any money in the first place?  Do you?  I don’t.

The GOP is hell bent on tearing this country apart at the seems.  When we need unity we get petty party lines being split over fortunes disappearing due to choices made on their watch. The talking heads are making careers at finger pointing and smearing mud all over our faces. If any lesson could be learned from this travesty of justice, this much can.  None of it means a thing. All the toys, cars and objects that surround you are nothing. They don’t exist.  They never did. The American dream has been a mirage of smoke and mirrors.  Make it to lose it.  Climb the ladder just to have it yanked out from under you.  Keep your beacon score clean just to have medical bills stack up and take it all away.

Americans will learn the hard way, if it takes us standing in soup lines to do so.  The only thing we have are each other.  The friends and family around us are the only ones that matter.  Get your mind ready to grab your children, head out your front door, and never turn back.  We need to throw it all away to get it all back.  And by “ALL” I mean our humanity.  The core values that our civilization was founded on. Fairness.  Honor.  A man’s handshake meaning something. Anything. An oath, a promise meaning something. And integrity versus hypocrisy.


  • matt butler

    This sums it up perfectly. Keep at it Byron…

  • truth to power

    food to the powerless

    boot to the cowards

    lawsuits to the suits

  • why

    you forgot the part about killing 3rd world peasants by putting food in our gas tanks

  • Well I’m sure there’s a lot I left out but thanks for reading it.

    The rants come in unpredictable bursts that can’t take everything into account. Please feel free to add to it as need be.

  • Yes, it is all overwhelmingly frightening. But you are absolutely right, we know we cannot depend on anyone other than those around us in our communities, families and friends. Seems like too many things coming together at the same time. Pure craziness.

    Oh, and did you hear how someone “somehow” combined the H5N1 avian flu virus with the H3N2 human virus?

    Or the detention centers that are being expanded and built on military bases?

    Stay informed and in touch.

  • Hi Chris. Thanks for stopping by. Yes it’s pure craziness. If we aren’t all medicated yet, we will be soon. It’s just too much for the human brain to handle.

    Which makes me wonder if maybe the news/media is partnering with antidepressant and anxiety medication companies. They must be getting some kick backs for continuing to put out such horrible news.

  • why

    it is so much more sinister than that

  • fatkat

    Another side of the story – my neighbor was at the Friday market in Hemming Plaza and grabbed some tomatoes for me. She mentioned to the man selling them that they were for her friend who just lost her job. The man grabbed a head of cabbage, put it in the bag and said “Give this to her and tell her everything’s going to be OK”.

    Maybe this is the time when we begin to really see our neighbors and even strangers and reach out to each other instead of wishing we had their toys. Good will come from all of this. (I’m keeping my mind on the cabbage man)

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