Wednesday, November 30, 2016


I am not a flag waving, standing at attention, patriotic American.   The Vietnam war ruined that for me. 


It is quite obvious that a country based on capitalism sees its citizens as something to be manipulated.   

Don’t get me wrong; America has more personal freedom then many countries and less than others, but a government of the people, by the people and for the people, we ain’t.

We are offered the allusion of a democracy; but if that were true the President would not be elected by an Electoral College or appointed by a Supreme Court. 

Capitalism creates a plutocracy, where only the wealthy, or those supported by the wealthy, can afford to run for public office; a National Chamber of Commerce under a red white and blue flag. 

 And, a plutocracy is what we have always been.

Until now.

Looking at the appointments of Donald Trump (President-not-elected) the country is on the final step  of metamorphosing into a business organization, where the organization – the bottom line - openly takes precedence over people.

Just my observation
The Ol’Buzzard


  1. I've been listening to a lot of Leonard Cohen music lately since his death earlier this month. In his song "Democracy," (which I think you would like if you don't already know it), his lyrics call America the "cradle of the best and of the worst." That about says it all, I think.

  2. Thanks for the info on the freezer bags. I'm getting one this weekend.

  3. I very much like your Vietnam War patch. I lost a second cousin a couple of years ago to cancer. She was a nurse, rank of Captain, I think. Dealt daily with wounded boys coming in, their clothes soaked with Agent Orange. The casualties continue.

  4. I am not a flag waving, standing at attention, patriotic American. The Vietnam war ruined that for me.

    My thoughts exactly!! I can't understand all the ex-military that are so gungho and right-wing. I guess they can't bring themselves to admit they were conned??


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."