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When Will It Be Enough?

I try to be as positive as possible when I write. I believe in optimism. I believe that we can only make the world a better place when fueled by the knowledge that progress is happening on a daily basis, because it truly is.

However, more and more I feel like the universe is trying to get a message through to me. That maybe what we need even more than the reminder of our progress is the passion to change the way that things are today fueled by the vicious anger that we feel in regards to the situations that god places before us.

My friends keep getting sick. Not just a little sick, a lot sick. I had to take a step back and recognize the other day that I was reaching out to a close friend who is a breast cancer survivor to learn how to be more supportive to another friend who just found out that she has cancer too.

I have to sit here with my head spinning and remind myself that it is not okay that I have multiple friends who have dealt or are dealing with breast cancer! It is not okay, and I do not accept it!

It is not okay that my grandfather died directly from the nasty poisonous food that the greedy disgusting “government” that is supposed to protect us didn’t bother to regulate.

It is not okay that my sister-in-law, and the only sister that I will ever have was almost taken away from us by a disease that is still classified to this day as “idiopathic”. It is not okay that the same disease contributed to ending my grandmother’s life and that people continue to suffer from it horrifically because there just isn’t any money to be made in curing it or preventing it from happening to anyone else.

I am mad as hell, and maybe that is what it takes, maybe that is what it takes for each and every one of us to stand up and decide that we are not going to put up with this heartless, hopeless, excuse for a government anymore.

We are Americans for god’s sake. Did we forget that? Did we forget what our government is supposed to stand for, who it is supposed to protect, and who it was designed to represent?

Our current “government” does not represent more that an infinitesimal fraction of the citizens of this country!

Doesn’t that make you mad?

In the past couple of weeks the Supreme Court has shut down an effort by the EPA to hold coal-power plants accountable for their mercury and other pollutions. They shut it down because it was going to cost those companies too much money.

How much does that pollution cost us though? It is making our friends and family members sicker, it is poisoning our planet, and killing off species of native plants and animals, but 9.6 billion dollars would just be too much of a cost to the companies that are the priority to our Supreme Court…instead of us.

Congress also decided that the meat that is sold to Americans should have no country of origin labeling on it. Food corporations are obviously their priority, not you and me, not our kids, not our friends who keep getting sick!

These two really serious decisions, in complete and total disregard of the health and the welfare of the American people, happened just this week.

We are eating and breathing poison every single day in this country because it is making people money.

What is it going to take for us to finally stand up and recognize that the people in positions of power in this country are all controlled by a handful of greedy soulless monsters who would not bat an eyelash at what my friend is going to be suffering through from today forward, or the fact that they are directly responsible for it.

When are we finally going to get angry enough about it that we step forward and volunteer to clean up this horrible mess of a government, which we should be viciously ashamed of tolerating as American people?


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