Monday, October 22, 2007

Americans -- Are You Tired of Being Pimped?

Sorry to be so crude but the verbiage applies when you work only to turn your money over to a government that doesn't care what you think; doesn't care what you want; doesn't really want to see you improve your life; threatens you if you don't go along with the program; and, keeps demanding more and more and more....

The Bush Administration today asked for a mere $46 billion more to fund the Iraq war and in the same breath proposed a 44% cut in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a move which threatens to endanger the lives of thousands of poor children and the elderly. These announcements came on the same day that the New York Times reported that "tuition and fees at public and private colleges and universities rose at more than double the rate of inflation".

Is this picture coming into focus for you?

All of the aforementioned news stories fit within the mission of the Bush/Cheney administration -- to make sure that the rich get richer, the working class gets poorer and the poor stay that way.

The mission -- to preserve the powerful, wealthy ruling class, an easily managed working class and a permanent underclass that will perform the hard manual labor.

warning: the following video contains some profanity.

So, if you're tired of being pimped, it's time to arm yourself with knowledge.

Here's a reading list to get you started.

I encourage everyone to purchase them as soon as possible, before these books are banned.

Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day
Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System

by Nick Ragone

Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens
by Marianne Williamson

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich, Arlie Hochschild, Shara Kay (Editor)

Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
by Jeremy Scahill

The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein

Come on, People!: On the Path from Victims to Victors
by Bill Cosby, Alvin F. Poussaint

Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter

The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization
by Diana West

Thirst: Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water
by Alan Snitow, Michael Fox, Deborah Kaufman

What God Wants: A Compelling Answer to Humanity's Biggest Question
by Neale Donald Walsch

Big Pharma: Exposing the Global Healthcare Agenda
by Jacky Law

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