Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What an Amazing Evening...


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If each of you were here I would give you a BIG Hug.....

You see it's funny...Many People have said WOW, people are acting like idiots about this Election, It's not the Titanic Going Down....But see here is the thing for some of us- we have been sitting in Lifeboats watching our country sink these past few years.....and the lifeboats are full of tired people....People that have lost Jobs, Life Savings, Homes, and Loved Ones in Iraq, and Faith in a Criminal Government....it has been a Titannical Administration....

And tonight after Blogging all of this, the Primaries and the Debates and the Criminalities of Bushco...Something Lifted when Edwards stepped on that stage and "The Rising" by Bruce Springsteen was playing....

*{{ Click the Title "I Believe " By Fantasia, this was the night she won in 2004...so heartfelt and so beautifully sung }}*

6 comments:

the walking man said...

Here in the home of the Reagan Democrats, that life boat sank months and months ago. Obama is viewed with the cynicism of many a weathered eye.

His first speech to the PEOPLE of SE MI,(MCCC, south campus Warren MI, 5/14) really didn't inflame any great ardor. He addressed his remarks to a people who have not only lost faith in government, but a constituency that lost faith in corporate mothering. But his remarks were lacking, not germane to the state.

He didn't address poverty, hunger, lack of medical benefit, increasing housing crisis in an area that has been at the fore of it for years, loss of jobs sent away that are never coming back, etc.

But rather what he would do to spur corporate welfare, which may or may not trickle down to become a rebuilt manufacturing site in the smokestack areas of this important blue collar region for him.

Maybe it is Cynical Thursday E4E,
personally I don't see Obama or McCain or Clinton as any great shakes regarding the affairs of the nation. While I am fairly committed to the liberal slate this go round, I don't see, and my neighbors don't see, other than the historical imperative of electing a Black man,where things will change for MI or the nation.

We do not need a politician in the White House. We need an economist. One who knows and understands the way to fight what is happening in the world economy. That the continued plundering of the American Middle Class must end.

Not one of them are doing anything but dancing around this most important issue.

It is this plundering which fuels the war, the rise in oil and about every other ill in this society, including the Chinese incursion into the worlds manufacturing centers. They are truly the Wal-Mart of global commerce. And no one wants to stand up to them.

If Obama is the nominee I will most likely pull the handle for him, but make no mistake it will be because he is the lesser of two evils, not the because he is the great rejuvenator.

mark

Mary said...

I'm pretty happy about this too.

thepoetryman said...

the walking man,
I say you fit many a profile of American disappointment in politics and while Obama didn't speak of those things in MI he seems to be the one candidate that is willing to listen and use sound judgement with what it is he hears. Time will tell if he can become the hope we hear. Let us hope it is so...

enigma4ever said...

PoetryMan:
thank you for what you said to Walking Man....It really says it all...is Obama perfect..no...is he trying to listen and show realy courage and he has remembered that the American People have really suffered under Bush.....

Hope is Sometimes the ONLY candle burning in a really dark room....

namaste..

Walking Man:
I hear you...Everyone is tired...exhausted really...and tired of being or feeling Invisible...on one level it is overwhelming and on another...it is so easy to let go..detach...BUT for the first time in 8 years...and even in many generations we have a chance to Shake the Tree ( as they say in South Africa....) Will it work? Can we save this Sinking Ship that we all are on? I don't know but I am willing to give Obama a chance, and I will do what ever is needed to keep us afloat, plug holes, and paddle like hell to get us to a better future....

We can tread water together and bail water out of this Sinker for the next 249 days while we try to get to Shore and a better future...it is all we have...

I still have a big hug for you..
namaste......

Mary:::
Hey there..many hugs...

the walking man said...

"I still have a big hug for you.."

What you mean..still? ha ha ha ha ha

poetryman/E4E we here, in SE MI, from necessity have detached for many reasons, for more than three decades.

Long long history of government neglect at all levels, rampant segregation and racism, abject Northern poverty for the core city. Manufacturing jobs that we thought would be here forever, gone to never come back in any meaningful way. On going population loss,

(Detroit has lost more than 1 million souls since 1980)

and on and on...poor educational services at all but the collegiate level, which means little to HS seniors that can not read.

Increasing homelessness (yes we do count the homeless in the census), no mass transit built into a crumbling infrastructure and on and on and on.

And yes there is a quiet rumbling of 'sell out' by the state Dem party over the moving of the primary, the removal of Obama, Edwards et al. from the ballot, an inclusion of only Clinton's name on the ballot, and McCain as an old huckster looking for his last shot at personal fame.

Disingenuous though it is. Politics is a life blood here, we argue about it just for the arguments sake, often taking opposing views that lead to nil viewpoint.

Even so we have real issues here. We feel that our home has been marginalized by ALL candidates since B. Clinton, the only pres to dumb a couple of wasted billions here.

And when Pols do come to discourse to the people, we want specifics that relate to the current situation of this area.

This area of perennial step children of the nation (What ??? don't go to Detroit,its the worst most dangerous place in America.)

This, is the reason that with no political party's effort, we feel free to do what our parents never considered; swing our votes to whomever we feel would do the area the most good.

We never get to far ahead of ourselves, going for anything like radical liberalism, (although I tend to go that way) or theocon/neocon thinking.

We are never under an illusion that we swing any given election, we know that where there is one vote for, there is always one vote against. This is the way we work, canceling out votes until a clear majority is left standing. Then we simply accept the vote, move on conducting our own private affairs of state.

This is how we survive. *shrug* best way? who the hell knows, but until there is a leader that deals specifically to the issues here (which will reflect from a larger policy) we simply don't care.

Our parents generation, country wide, taught us to mount this as an offensive gambit. It hasn't worked real well for us yet, but once in a while even a blind squirrel finds and acorn. Until it does we ain't changin'

Peace

enigma4ever said...

Walking Man...
I hear you...wow..come to Downtown Cleveland- you would feel right at home...okay ,....too much at home...I am sorry...I understand....but I do appreciate you explaining it all ....

( if I find a Blind Squirrel wondering around with a pouch of Nuts I am sending him straight to you...)