It has been said that people complain about the weather, but all that complaining will not change the weather. So, just sit back and make the best out of what the weather offers. For within one of those rain filled clouds is a silver lining. We know that without the rain, we would not have the beauty of the rainbow. And when it arrives, this rainbow will not allow us to sit back. But rather, it will propel us into action which may have been the design of Sara Jean Rohe.
So it is with politicians, people complain about them, but all that complaining does not change the political landscape. So the public for the most part, just sits back. Forced to endure the nasty storms. Unleashed against them through lies and deceit. Which is manifested through unfair, and sometimes ridicules legislation against the public interest.
Plenty of dark stormy looking clouds cover the horizon. Is it possible one or more of those threatening clouds has within it a silver lining? One as beautiful as natures rainbow? Could be! Yes, a most beautiful rainbow emerged from all those stormy rain clouds. This particular rainbow was in the form of a graduating senior from New School in New York City. Her name, Jean Sara Rohe, who had the opportunity to share her thoughts as part of the graduation ceremony. She had worked hard preparing herself for her five minute talk. But at the last minute, she set aside her notes. She decided to address the keynote speaker. Why? Maybe she understands the dark side of the Senator from Arizona. Most likely, she would say it differently and she did But no matter how it’s said, the argument would have a similar premise and conclusion.
The man of universal destruction, Senator John McCain, R-Az. Mr McCain, the wanna be President dating back to the election cycle of 2000. The war lord from a lost cause in Vietnam which cost the loss of many lives, both American and Vietnamese. With the people of Vietnam still suffering from American war crimes which resulted from years of unfounded military aggression and repeated napalm attacks. Seems that the Senator has not learned from his Vietnam experiences.
Today, he is engaged in another war. This war is with the Iraqi people. And again, both Americans, and Iraqis are forced to surrender their lives. Because of unfounded American aggression, and other deadly air born agents. Seems the Senator loves war and its chemical fallout. Caused him to throw his political muscle in support of his Nemesis in favor of war. Who also never saw a life he didn’t enjoy taking. And with such complicity, the Senator adds to his war crimes. Because he might as well be in Iraq pulling the trigger of every weapon that kills an Iraqi. He has the power, as a Senator to lead an opposition effort to end this war from within the chambers of the Senate. Never entered his mind, one suspects.
The Senator says he believes in God. And why not, his God believes in war. Seems his God never saw a life he didn’t enjoy taking, also. But he will learn to fear the Goddess Nemesis of Greek mythology. For she is, the Goddess retribution, justice, and vengeance. She will not be denied Her day in Court.
So, along comes a young goddess in the person hood of Jean Sara Rohe. She measured some justice in a scolding of the Senator by asserting. We are living in a time of violence, war and injustice… Senator, preemptive war is dangerous and wrong, that George Bush’s agenda in Iraq is not worth the many lives lost. And I know that despite all the havoc that my country has wrought overseas in my name, Osama bin Laden still has not been found nor have the weapons of mass destruction… Fear is the greatest impediment to the achievement of peace… We can speak truth to power. We can allow our humanity always to come before nationality… I speak through my nervousness, out of need to honor those voices that came before me, and I hope we graduates can all strive to do the same.
And at the end of the day, a magnificent rainbow was seen by most, except for the Senator and his Chief of Staff. His comments can be found at democracynow.org
Ms.Rohe’s entire speech can be read by going to democracynow.org.
Wisdom from decades in the past. Give peace a chance, The Beatles.
Recent wisdom, the Mother of all wars, Saddam Hussein
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