It’s been five days since six were killed and Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head in Tucson, Arizona. And guess what, it is another special day. Congress convened Wednesday to pass a resolution to pay tribute to Ms. Giffords, after which they went back to their mourning. Meanwhile millions of Americans are freezing and starving to death in the streets. I do not mean to be callous but if one of your co-workers was killed at a production plant do you think the owners would shut that plant down for a week, a half of a week, a day? Not a chance. In fact, if after five days we tried to tell an employer that we just couldn’t work because we were too overwhelmed with grief; well I think we all know that wouldn’t fly.
There has been no mention in the mainstream propaganda as to what our so called representatives are intending to do in reference to getting us back to work. In fact, since the incident Saturday, the issue of jobs has been removed from the mainstream as completely as the issue of the 99ers. I hate to say it but I think our lawmakers are looking at this tragedy as a godsend as it has effectively diverted the attention of a lot of people away from the mess we are in.
I mean, candlelight vigils, moments of silence, national mourning, again, I don’t mean to be callous but the fact is I know none of these people. Had this incident involved ordinary individuals and been reported on a couple of days in the newspaper, aside from a child being killed, in my mind it would have faded into the past. I come from a small town and a couple of times a year, one, two, or three people get killed one way or another. Initially everyone is shocked and saddened. But within the space of a week we have buried our dead and are back to work.
I believe these politicians would like to drag this mourning process out until their terms are over. I can see it now, 364 days since the Tucson tragedy, and yes it is another special day. If you are a 99er every day is becoming another agonizing day of living without the means to meet your basic needs. I do not care as to who approves or disapproves of the way I speak or express myself and with all due respect to the dead I have a message for my employees in the House and Senate.
Quit your pissing and moaning and get off your lazy asses and get back to work or you are fired. We 99ers do not have the resources to wait while you come to grips with your out of control emotions. We are suffering the deepest depravations and this tragedy has not softened our feelings of contempt for the power elite. You want nothing more than for us to just lie down and die, so that you do not have to be bothered with addressing the results your incompetence has had and is having on our lives. Where are the moments of silence and the resolutions for the 99ers that killed themselves last year because they felt that they had been tossed into the trash heap by their country? Public servants, you have milked this tragedy to the extreme. Don’t push your luck. If something is not done about the plight of the 99ers we are going to vote every damn one of you out of office in 2012.
CHANGE YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION TO NON-PARTISAN TODAY!!!
SEND YOUR RESUMES TO CONGRESSMAN JESSE JACKSON JR.!!!