I live in a blue state. It occurs to me that it is shocking that Republicans, whether they all agree or not, whether they all support the Tea Party agenda or not, whether they are conservative or moderate, are involved in this attack on the working class and women. Yesterday I told you about what was going on in Illinois, with sudden introduction of House Bills that have little to do with anything good for anyone, but yet are designed to be attacks on women's reproductive services. I suggested that perhaps the GOP is trying to eliminate women from the workforce by manipulating their reproductive rights, the very rights which allowed them to participate more evenly in the workforce and make headway in various careers, the ability to prevent pregnancy. Is that how the GOP creates jobs and helps the economy?
My neighbors to the north are on the battlefield now because with 2 of the country's longest wars, still in motion, it is apparently not enough fighting for the GOP. They are now fighting the middle class, the workers of this nation and it is in Wisconsin, but will come to a state near you very soon.
Recently the conservative stacked Supreme Court made a ruling that freedom of speech included screaming and insulting grieving families while they bury their war dead. It was protected free speech. I liken it more to hate speech and while there is no 'hate crime' taking place in their view, the speech is hateful enough to attack gays, in a situation that has little to do with gays, but is being used as an attention getting mechanism. It is shameful. It is hateful; can it be considered a hate crime?
Louis Farrakhan is back on his anti Jew rant and has written a book, which will make headway in the anti Semitic world, just as the current Pope lays out his new book absolving the Jews of being wholely responsible for the killing of Jesus.
So if Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam in this country, but reaches out world wide, can in Hitleresque fashion bring forward his case for Anti-Semitism, does that bring him in direct conflict with the Pope and his new expose on the long held Christian tradition that the Jews killed Jesus?
The Supremes will stand by and tell us that it is all freedom of speech, so when the bullets start flying and the bombs start falling and the shoes start getting thrown, who is responsible? The people with the freedom of hate speech?
Currently the press is as bold as brass with their interpretation of the truth and whose 'truths' they like better. Does that mean we visit them for the 'real truth' even as the truth itself, the facts themselves play out before us?
How is our freedom of speech being used to perpetuate old hatreds and misunderstandings, with no checks or balances, no one to referee the truth? So now we have a new television ad by the bold progressives regarding what Governor Walker in Wisconsin is really doing. Is this freedom of speech, is it the truth? If it is, then why do we not impeach him for lying? Why do we let him have the power to destroy a long fought for system of protecting American workers in his state, why do we allow him to kill off the middle class in favor of big business?
Where is the recourse for the man whose son has served our nation, died for it and his parents must endure shouting and hate speech at the very moment when he is supposed to be laid to rest? How does freedom of speech attack those who are so vulnerable? How does it happen that Governor Walker can upset the lives of thousands of people with his willful lies and tirades, forcing a whole segment of our society to its knees for the sake of lies and greed?