Monday, April 26, 2010

And Now They're Mad?

Christian Struzan, in a message to the tea party, penned these very insightful words.   He graciously granted permission for them to be posted here.  My thanks to him.

Christian is an artist living in LA. 

"YOU WANT TO GET MAD? We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, but now you get mad! You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy. You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got ousted. You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.. You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war. You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq. You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people. You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans. You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden. You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed. You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city drown. You didn’t get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich. You didn’t get mad when, using reconciliation; a trillion dollars of our tax dollars were redirected to insurance companies for Medicare Advantage which cost over 20 percent more for basically the same services that Medicare provides. You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark, and our debt hit the thirteen trillion dollar mark. You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans… oh hell no. AND NOW YOU’RE MAD !"

By: Christian Struzan

Those with similar views need to speak out  - LOUDLY and CLEARLY!  And NOW!

1 comment:

Margaret McDonald said...

What! Of course I am MAD! Everything you listed made me MAD, but what even is worse, is that nothing that I have heard of, is fixing all those horrible things you listed. I do not have all day to write that yes, all those things, especially the money missing, in Trillions Of Dollars, our deficit, our corruption, and the fall of the American Government, because it is sure on the way to happen. Look at that woman that attacked the funds for social security, you might not ever need that, but I will. So yes, the Wars, well, do you really know all the facts about way our government did what they did? I doubt it.
And, yes they will catch that terriost, Bin Laden, have you been watching the news? So yes, all that is being done to the American People, but is anything being done about it. Not that I have seen. I just keep writing to the representatives, and senators to tell them I do not like what they are doing. That is not enough, is it? So you get mad, you have money to fight this stuff with, not like us that are much less affluent than you.