Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Let me get this straight they have unearthed tapes documenting the shenanigans of the GOP candidate (Tricky Dick Nixon) who manipulated the end of the war in Vietnam. Making the sitting president say that Nixon’s actions were treason yet nothing happened to him till much later after he was President. So maybe it is true that Karma is a bitch still it makes my blood boil on the anniversary of the bogus war in Iraq the bitch known as Dick Cheney and his puppet W are getting attention as they claim they stand by the decision to go to war. Talk about treasonous why aren’t we going after these liars? Why did they get away with treasonous actions? My husband claims it is the defense complex the money to be made in war. Some powerful corporations make huge profits when we are at war. So thinking about the money made as we destroyed a country is evil as well as we spent trillions making it ripe for Iranian influence we paid to make the country ripe for Iran, crazy. What a mistake, I think especially as we walked around (this past Sunday) the ground zero memorial, super sad. So where is the marble wall with the Iraqi names etched in it? Hundreds of thousands dead for naught, the people of Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 but they suffered as much as we did more in fact. More Iraqi’s were murdered by US troops than US citizens who died on 9/11 and again they had NOTHING to do with 9/11. Personally I want to see something done against the architects of the war I want to see some action against the 4 people most responsible. My heart breaks for all families who lost loved ones…all of them regardless of race and creed and religious affiliation. Not to mention the vets waiting for help here at home. Get our act together America? Why are our wounded vets waiting over 900 days? Because we don’t have the resources we don’t have the infrastructure and THEY who are against this know it! I am part of the human race and I care about us as Earthlings and I think our focus is not where it should be…alas nature has a way of making us pay attention. I will say the money being made at ground zero with the memorial and the gift shop where it was packed with people and I am thinking as horrific and tragic as it was it is now an enormous cash cow for NYC. The new buildings are beautiful so maybe lemonade has been made…some gorgeous good after all. Meanwhile will we ever take care of our people? The ones who are suffering? The wounded caught in the crossfire? It is disgusting…we lost this war and we are still losing unless we can take care of our own here in America.
Posted by Rae Dawn Chong at 6:12 AM
Monday, March 4, 2013
It is a frustrating and strange thing to listen to John Boehner go on and on about the so called spending problem in Washington as if they the Republicans were innocent when historically we all know they have NEVER EVER BEEN Fiscally responsible as leaders and it is a weird form of denial to pretend that they are always have been and will be financially responsible fiscal hawks. When in FACT they are very much responsible for our debt (2 wars unpaid for tax cuts etc…) those delightful 8 years with Bush jr. Yet now they drone on about austerity knowing full well that it will not work and could hurt America. It is all to hurt Obama and to make his administration look bad. Shame on you racists politicians, I think it’s race but of course I think it’s always about race and how can I not? Look around us…it is up. I also know that the Dems are wimpy too. It is so irritating and I say throw the bums out. It is going to hurt us in ways that we don’t see now. I am finishing the Jobs Biography by Issacson which I recommend and what I have discovered is that I have been doing my career ass backward. It is too complicated to outline here nor do I want to but I will distill it to what I think is the essence. I lost sight of what I wanted to express decades ago and mainly I have been just trying to pay the bills. A friend of mine told me something sinister recently about Hollywood. He said he heard this from an A list producer about writers and actors, it was that they pay everyone just enough to hook them into the system by paying them enough at first to by that house and car enough to get into debt, stuff we/they really cannot afford. It happened to me. What a dope. Now I after decades of running like a hamster on a wheel paycheck to paycheck, I lucked out by moving away from the hamster hustle and jumping off the consumer Ferris wheel. I can say ahhhhh and settle down into a gorgeous centered place because I don’t need stuff. The bonus is I think I have rediscovered what I was born to do and how to do it. Jobs made products that he loved and wanted to be amazing for people to make things feel sacred not just practical. I want to express and show what I think is important in life by showing its comedy and tragic moments through my filter. I feel although I am unique in my racial makeup I have a voice and perspective that is interesting to a few or maybe many because I feel deeply and I care beyond the bottom line. I also think my values are in the right place we shall see. I do think the internet has saved us from ourselves and Hollywood. There is nothing more exciting than shouldering the burden of one’s destiny. We shall see.
Posted by Rae Dawn Chong at 10:20 AM