May 06-B, 2023

Bass Harbor Moon 09/25/2007 Oil Paint Rendered — Mount Desert Island, Maine
"Government of the people,
by the people,
for the people,"
has a nice ring to it, but.
It won't pay the bills--
particularly the kind of bills
Clarence Thomas and members of Congress
like to ring up.

The motto has to be tweaked a bit
to get it right:

"Government of the Corporations,
by the Corporations,
for the Corporations,
and to hell with all other considerations!"

That puts the Founders
in the center of exactly how things are.
They should have seen it coming,
except that who could have imagined then
the kind of money that is influencing votes

Oh, how I would love to see
the way things would look
if the good of ALL the people 
were actually taken to heart
with every vote taken
by Congress and the Supreme Court.

The way the world would look
if it worked worldwide 
with the good of ALL the people at heart.

Favoring the rich and powerful
at the expense of everyone else,
and playing "the people" off 
against other races and classes 
of "the people" to the benefit
of some people more than others
has us where we are today,
and where we will be
"when all is said and done."

And no one has figured out 
how to turn things around
in favor of equal rights for ALL people
through all the epochs and ages
up to here/now.

The selfish/greedy/vicious gene corners every market
all the time.
The game is tilted to favor the survival
of that gene
no matter how many times the game is replayed
with the universe coming and going
and nothing changing
to favor "Peace on earth, goodwill to ALL."


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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