BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE
Let me ask you the above question again. Do You Trust the Republicans to show you Christian Charity? Many of you need to think about that, because when you hear those Teabaggers out there screaming that they want their country back, their corporate masters are depending on the fact that they’ve done enough damage to our educational system where many of you won’t know what that really means. In fact, many of the Teabaggers don’t know what it means. If they did, they wouldn’t be out there.
What many Teabaggers don’t seem to realize is that corporate conservatives are using them like pawns to promote their own enslavement. They’re using the bigotry of many of the social conservatives to carry out an agenda that they’ve been embarked upon since the end of the Great Depression – to undo the New Deal, which brought about all of the safety nets that serve to protect the economic lives of the poor and middle class.
These corporate slave masters are intent upon the destruction of social security, medicare, The Fair Labor Standards Act, and every other program that was designed to protect the people’s interest. Then, in their own words, they want to “make government small enough to drown in a bathtub” – or in plain language, too small to protect the interest of the American people.
Admittedly, their thirty-year program to take control over the lives of the American people has been ingenious. First, they destroyed the unions, then they destroyed the American educational system, and now we’re left with an emerging political class that is easily control, because they’re so dumb that even if they wanted to do the right thing, they’re so undereducated that they know absolutely nothing about the principles that this nation was founded upon.
In a debate at Widener Law School, Christine O’Donnell, Tea Party candidate for the United States Senate from Delaware, gave the law students a big laugh when she denied, then asked her opponent where the separation of church and state could be found in the U.S. Constitution. Ms. O’Donnell has also made other remarks that have betrayed the astonishing breadth of her ignorance. She claimed, for example, that scientists have cloned mice that have human brains.
The Tea Party is running people like O’Donnell all across the country, people who have made such ridiculous statements that they’ve had to literally run from the press to avoid having to explain themselves. Are these the kind of people that we can trust to protect our interest against the corporate encroachment on our rights in the United States Senate? I don’t think so.
But is it really possible that it could happen in America? Wake up people – it already has:
“Come here fool and let me teach yo crazy, animal butt about the Lord. The first thing you got to learn is to Love thy Neighbor – especially me.”
“Yas sir, Massa.
“Shut up, fool. I’m talkin’.”
Eric L. Wattree is a writer, poet, and musician, born in Los Angeles. He’s a columnist for The Los Angeles Sentinel, The Black Star News in New York, and a Staff writer for Veterans Today. He’s also the author of A Message From the Hood.