Zeus ponders why the people keep asking for that “old time religion” but no one has invited him to participate in the conversation. If that old time religion is allowing the state to become one with organized religion, then that’s really not good enough for me. It lacks sound judgement to base an empire’s fate on the color of the smoke when burning entrails, but it makes no less sense than placing everyone’s fate in the hands of organized religion: Too much dogma and everyone thinks their mythology is superior to everyone else’s. Lucky for us, we, as Americans have the right to keep our religious persuasions to ourselves and control of our own future if only by one single vote. Be sure to check with your local and state officials for ID laws and further information as to whether or not you’re on the “black” list….. Or the “elderly” list…. Or the “gay, inconvenient and unconventional” list…. (Don’t blame me, it’s not my idea.) In ancient Greece and Rome only the aristocracy voted – and on the rarest of occasions one or two of those “senators” stood up for the common man if only to postpone the inevitable uprising until after his term was over. It pretty much still works the same way – it’s called “keeping the peace.”
Part of keeping the peace is indeed satisfying the common man (and woman) with bread and circuses, and middle-class daily needs, because when you don’t address those needs there’s an inevitable uprising. History bares me out. If the system works (hopefully) it’s a “civil” uprising. We currently face a battle squaring-off two candidates who couldn’t be of more divergent foundations in life. One candidate identifies with the majority of thinking adults which in and of itself narrows down the playing field for the smart team. OR, If you’re looking for a leader who represents what we all have in common, then look no further than the Swiss bank accounts and blind trust holdings in offshore strongboxes being served-up by the challenger. Does anyone honestly believe Mitt Romney’s resume connects with either the common man or his and her faith…. or lack thereof…? Even the “lack thereof” crowd are leery of a slick sociopath who’s on record contradicting himself more times than any candidate in recorded history. Mitt Romney is running on the “Yeah, that’s the ticket, ‘ticket.'” I keep wondering: Does Mitt Romney have a barely nodding acquaintance with truth and reality or is he living in an alternate universe tuned into his own inner voices? Voices only he can hear…. With Romney, you have to wonder who’s steering the ship? He’s like that squeaky clean “Bob” character who appeared everywhere in graffiti a few years back. Is Romney aware that cameras and recording devices exist and are trained on him to capture his every utterance? Most embarrassing of all: HIS clips don’t require any “creative” editing. I give Mitt a B+ for courage when he sang “America the Beautiful.” It used to be my favorite patriotic song other than the Whitney version of “The Banner.” With Obama the challenge is how to convince certain sectors of the white middle-class, that voting in their own best interests without regard to where they land on the color spectrum will serve them well in the long run. There’s no “shame” in learning from the Bush years. What the middle-class needs to recognize is they’ve never been in more competent hands during a time of pestilence and crisis than under our current president. That’s partly because most of us aren’t old enough to remember the last time of pestilence and crisis. The “shame” of the situation belongs to the House of Representatives who stand instead for “petulance” and manufactured crisis…. Meanwhile Romney strategists are left reading entrails in braille when it comes to understanding the scope and scale of the American experience. With that thought in mind, white middle-class America, ask yourself: “Why did the Republican House vote down every single jobs bill introduced? Most notably the ones they themselves once championed?” Answer: To keep the middle-class struggling so they can blame Obama for the economy as their premier chess strategy toward regaining the White House. They want to put Mitt Romney in the White House.
Seriously? Does anyone really want to see Mitt Romney in the White House? I don’t want a suit model for the leader of the free world. When I was a child I used to build elaborate sandcastles and when I was done, I’d place a ladybug to serve as “king” on one of my carefully sculpted towers, but it turned out that each and every one of them remained insects. That’s exactly the problem the GOP has with selling Mitt Romney. He’s as believable as the plot of “The Fly” only its the nation crying out “help meeee…!!!” Middle-class white America, you need to take ownership of your connection to your half of our half-white and half-black president. Who better to bridge the gap between us as America turns increasingly tan? Anyone who can’t see that simple reality is consciously choosing not to. It boils down to one essential question: Which of our presidential candidates best understands the definition of the word “struggle”? Let your answer guide you in the voting booth this coming November, and bring a current ID if only to irritate the paranoid schizophrenic sourpuss asking to see it; “may Zeus strike down their minions.”