Friday, August 10, 2007

Eric Burdon And The Animals: It's My Life


“We no longer live in a society, we live in an economy, where right and wrong is determined not by fairness, but by profitability -- and where the law no longer dictates corporate behavior, but corporate behavior dictates the law.” - Kelly Overton, Executive Director of People Protecting Animals & Their Habitats

WASHINGTON – In this dirty old part of the city, where the sun refused to shine…An “immigration-enforcement package”, whatever that means, was unveiled today by the Bush administration and "has angered the very people who have stood behind the president on this issue for years – and was greeted with a mixture of optimism and cynicism by those who have opposed him" because who knows what else is stuck in there to stick it to the animals down on the farm

In other words: WTF? It’s no secret that the corporate elite welfare regime on both sides of the aisle value profits over we the people, who are to them, nothing more than a nation of animals.

It looks like the real losers with this tragedy of a bill are poor, poor, Big Agribusiness along with the small farmers who are barely surviving by enslaving illegal immigrants who make up social security numbers (dunno about the rest of you, but if they make up mine, I am grateful for them to pay into my SS account) then get caught, and are paid sub-human wages without benefits only to be fired and sent on their way to who cares where. Now that’s an All American, “win/win” plan but somehow, it just doesn’t quite smack of “by the people for the people” to me… And just who are all those farm subsidy checks going to, anyway? To wealthy billionaires that nobody knows

Oh, the tears... Diane Feinstein is grieving loudly over the anticipated loss of her morning glass of freshly squeezed O.J. and had this to say:

“The administration's approach is a Band-Aid that will not stop the looming crisis American agriculture will face this fall,” said Feinstein, D-Calif. “The crisis is that crops will not be harvested.”

Hmm...Crops won't be harvested? Wanna see that the crops get harvested real fast, Mrs. Feragammo loafer Feinstein? How about calling up all those millions of downsized and unemployed citizens of the United States, deemed by George Bush as JOBS AMERICANS WON’T DOERS -- JAWDoers ---and have them roll up their sleeves and start picking for $50/hr?

Talk about a Great Labor Shortage myth. (Didn’t some compelling progressive journalist somewhere put some spin on that once upon a time?)

“It’s a hard world to get a break in
All the good things have been taken…
But girl there are ways to make certain things pay

Though I'm dressed in these rags I'll wear sable
Some day Hear what I say"
-Eric Burdon and The Animals

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