We may be in the Christmas season right now -- but what the freak has happened to all our "Tidings of Comfort and Joy"? There only seems to be coals in our stockings these days. And there only seems to be versions of "You'd better watch out" hanging around too.
For instance, right now the American economy seems about to stop jingling its bells, give just one last futile gasp and collapse like Santa Claus falling off a roof. Only the Christmas Miracle of our economy's former strength keeps it from not crying and pouting under the load of [war] toys and [corporate-lobby] gifts that the top 1% have loaded our sleigh down with in the past several decades.
I myself have been in a great deal of pain lately due to an operation on my left arm -- and have learned the hard way that pain is definitely not fun. "Do you know what I know?" Just exactly how long would any of us last under the pain of American-made torture when those black sites come to America too? Let's just hope that we never have to find out.
Regarding America's foreign policy, "O Holy Night" has now been replaced with "O Holy Crap!"
Not to mention the on-going and escalating threat of Fukushima. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/18/national/six-tons-of-tainted-water-leak-at-fukushima-no-1-during-korean-safety-tour/ No one hears anything about that any more -- but that doesn't mean that it still isn't going on. "Silent Night". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STSmFZeE50E
This complete distaste for Obama is a total mystery to me. Just exactly why does Obama have all those Tea Party footprints on his forehead? He has done every single thing that Bush and Cheney did back when they occupied the White House -- only, like Ginger Rogers, Obama has practically done it backwards and in high heels!
Supporting corrupt bankers, criminal Wall Street deregulation and the evil Federal Reserve? Check.
Encouraging tax evasion for the wealthy? Check.
Signing unconstitutional executive orders? Check.
Lying to the American public about causes for war? Check.
Standing back while militarized police attack peaceful protesters? Check.
Hell, even Obama's new Cuba policy and healthcare system benefits large corporations instead of the rest of us. http://www.globalresearch.ca/regime-change-in-cuba/5420956
About the only thing Obama hasn't done that Bush and Cheney easily got away with is to participate in election malfeasance -- that is, that I am aware of. So WHY don't the Republicans like him? Obama was even educated in an Ivy League college and has big ears and a smirk like George W. Bush! Have the Repubs forgotten their medication? I just don't understand.
But, in any case, and despite all the disastrous "bah-humbug" that we now receive from our so-called leaders, I would still like to wish a Merry Christmas to all Americans -- and a happy birthday to the Prince of Peace as well.
Photo is of U. Utah Phillips, the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest, playing Santa Claus at the Freight & Salvage Coffee House back in 1973. Don't even try to guess who Santa's helper was! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5YoLjYD8QE