About a couple of years ago and this was just mere months after Barack Obama was elected, a group of people not happy with how the general election turned out started screaming about how he was not born in this country. These people at the time were called “birthers” by the mainstream media. Well folks, it turns out that this was just the beginning of the new insurgency by the conservatives. Yes, this wasn’t cooked up by a small group far outside of the right-wing establishment but it was part of the tactics of the GOP party leaders to make sure that then-candidate Obama would lose.
Unfortunately, everything that they did blew up in their faces. The GOP in general got their ticket punched twelve months from December back in November 2008 by losing the majority in Congress and losing the presidency to the Democrats. Now fast foward to what is going on now as we speak. Under the guise and direction of Ohio Rep. John Boehner and Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republicans fought back tooth and nail from the brink of non-existance. Yes folks, the famed “Party of No” is back in the driver’s seat after eight proven years of absolute failed domestic and international policies. And this time, they had help getting there.
You see during that time, there were groups forming all around these 50 states called “Tea Parties”. The goal was the same: send a message that we should not be having taxation without representation. But here is the difference: back in the 1700’s the colonies were under the control of the British Monarchy. The colonies were tired and pissed off of the high taxes, choking off any chance for a better life. What they were protesting against was the disaster capitalism of said monarchy. Today…it feels different. The message is the same, but the motives are clearly suspicious. And as the months went by, through various sources that I check, the names Koch and Americans for Prosperity come up. It turns out that these guys are big trouble, and I’m not even talking about small fry my fellow comrades.
Americans for Prosperity is a conservative think tank, or let’s just say, one of MANY think tank groups funded by disaster capitalists David & Charles Koch. These two own Koch Industries, which they are based in Wichita, Kansas. Koch Industries have a very well-diversified porfolio which deals with the manufacturing and processing of oil, paper products, chemicals, energy, fiber, intermediates and polymers, minerals, fertilizers, chemical technology equipment, ranching, finance, commodities trading, as well as other ventures and investments. So as you can see, they have a very large influence in our daily lives through the distribution and sale of their products. But that is not all…
David and Charles, through their profits, fund many conserative causes and think tanks which includes the Heritage Foundation and Americans for Prosperity. And these two are the principal force behind the Tea Party Express, according to numerous progressive sources and forums. To date, they have been successful at helping the Republican Party water down the healthcare bill, cast doubt on the Stimulus Bill of 2009, and sow doubt at President Obama’s domestic and foreign policies. Now with their successful takeover of the House of Representatives and strengthened numbers in the Senate, their final goal is to gain total control of the United States Government and install a puppet that will do everything they say. They have done it for the first eight years of this new century, do not doubt them the capability and the motive to try it again.
But these two are just a piece of what I call, The Conservative Alliance. This alliance seeks only one goal, just like any other despot or dictator. They seek total control of all the resources, and total domination over all human life. In later commentaries, I will expose more of this megalith. As always, you need to think for yourself. Because sticking your head in the sand will not keep you from danger. The threat to your life, liberty, and your pursuit of happiness is real and it is here. What will you do about it is up to you.
This is The Midnight Liberal signing off…
In the past, I’ve tried blogging on various subjects like my life experiences or writing a story based on a game or two that I play off and on. So far, none of that has worked out at all. Ironically, after a few posts, I end up running out of ideas. And that is much worse than having writer’s block. That’s right, nothing worse than not being able to draw any experience in the past and put it to paper, or even to print. And so with that, I start anew…
Today as I was getting ready for my night job, I’ve had a whole bunch of words running over in my head. This has happened a lot to me in the past. But I didn’t have an outlet to write all my thoughts down. Now with the advent of technology, anyone including myself can blog about anything. And at least one of the wellsprings that I can tap a whole lot is what goes on politically everywhere. Main reason being is my experience from what I’ve gone through, along with what my dad went through.
My personal aim and ongoing goal is to speak with my own mind and heart about what really is happening in our world, our country, our state, and our city on various topics that I can divulge from politically or what not. I’m going to do my best to break all these things down in terms that will be easy for you to understand. What I will not do is force my beliefs, opinions or whatever on you. Sorry if you are looking for an excuse to argue or whatever, but as a human being….no go joe. To quote comedian Denis Leary “It’s kinda personal guideline in my life.”
Now…you are probably wondering what I’m going to cover or what direction I’m going to take with my writing. The only answer is that I’m going to go anywhere and everywhere and I’m going to call it as I see it. In other words, no one is exempt from praise, criticism or both. That includes yours truly, folks. One day I might write something that you might like or agree with and one day I write something that will piss you off. Well, if I get your attention either way…then good. That’s my plan.
And so with finality, I’ll close with my last thoughts tonight. I’ll entertain you, inform you, may either make you laugh, cry, curse, angry or god knows what. But in any case, I’m going to make you think about what goes on around you. With that, I will close by saying this: an informed mind is a free mind. So live it up, live it loud, live it proud!
Later…and peace out!
-J “The Midnight Liberal”