Last Friday of Summer Political Comments

Lately I have been keeping my political views quiet because I am really much more about expanding awareness and consciousness, about how to get the most out of life, and how to have more love, joy, peace, health and freedom.  However we live in very political times and I have to make some comment once in awhile.  My comments are never done claiming I have the answers nor that I am right and everyone else is wrong.  It is essential that we all figure out what we believe in, what we support, and what we believe will make the world a better place.  Here are my rants for this last Friday of the Summer.

First of all I have to say that what Rush and Glenn Beck have to say has nothing to do with making the world a better place.  They are angry and emotionally unaware males with strong opinions that are filled with prejudice and misinformation.  This is America and they have the right to say what they think.  Those that listen to these points of view are giving Rush and Glenn space in their minds and frankly the mind is a terrible thing to waste.

The healthcare debate is being almost totally shaped by lots of influence money and is about one thing only, profits for the corporations and not about exceptional care for the customers. Checkout this information about the latest ideas proposed by Senator Baucus who has been paid over a million dollars toward his campaigns.  Is he representing you and I or the Insurance Industry? 

About 45,000 people will die per year because they do not have healthcare coverage; that is up from 18,000 in 2002.   Is this ok for you?  Healthcare reform has to include everyone with the public option taking away the monopoly of the for profit insurance business. 

President Carter believes that much of the opposition to President Obama is driven by racism.  Take the time to read this informative post.  This seems to be true from my viewpoint too.  What do you see?
The Politics of Anger now dominates the national scene and it has become very nasty out there for people who think differently than those who are sure they are right.  People who want to be in control hate it when they are not.  People who are run by fear feel very uncomfortable when they listen to those that feed their fears.  People who have the need to be right don’t like to be questioned.  What happen to civil and public debate on real issues?  What happened to the idea of trying to understand other people’s points of view?  Has the idea of compassion for those in need been totally dropped from all considerations in Washington DC?  Who speaks for the less fortunate now that Senator Kennedy is gone?

Lastly the war in Afghanistan is not where we need to be.  There are so many better places to put our resources rather than this war we cannot win.  We could pay for universal healthcare.  We could rebuild our educational system. We could repair our budget issues.  We could create new productive jobs and more.

Please if you have issues and concerns, contact your elected representatives and insist they represent you and your fellow citizens.  The President needs to hear about what he is doing well and what needs to be his focus.  He hears from the influential all the time so he needs to hear from us all the time too. 

Enjoy this last weekend of summer.