LET’S BE CLEAR ON WHO THE REAL ENEMIES ARE

Osama bin Laden did not cause the financial collapse or the housing bust.
Wall Street’s risky gambling did!

ISIS is not trying to buy our elections.
Chevron is!

al Qaeda is not trying to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
The Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, and the Republicans are! And some others are too.

Extremist Muslim groups are not asking for tax breaks, subsidies, and tax refunds to hoard their wealth offshore.
Apple is!

Saddam Hussein was not destroying the American Middle Class and unions.
The Kochs, the Waltons, and corporate America are!

Afghanistan is not cutting Americans’ unemployment benefits.
Republicans and their backers are!

Illegal immigrants are not hiding money offshore to avoid paying taxes.
JPMorgan Chase is!

Iran is not promoting charter schools while destroying public education.
Hedge funds and Wall Street bankers are!

Muammar Gaddafi was not trying to destroy the Post Office.
Rep. Darrell Issa, Sen. Tom Carper, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and FedEx are!

al-Shabaab is not destroying people’s voting rights.
Republicans are!

Bashar al-Assad of Syria is not polluting our food, air, and water.
Monsanto and Koch Industries are!

North Korea is not stealing workers’ pensions.
Corporate CEOs are!

Hugo Chavez was not making healthcare insurance and medicine unaffordable.
UnitedHealth Group and Pfizer are!

Vladimir Putin is not killing unarmed black men.
Ferguson Police are!

The Chinese are not blocking an increase in the Minimum Wage.
The Republicans are!

 

It is very clear who the real enemies of the American people are.

 

They’re right here in America undermining democracy, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.  They divert the public’s attention by promoting war, then steal everything they can, and use the age-old ploy of divide-and-conquer on the public to turn them against each other.

What’s their excuse?

(Winner-take-all) Capitalism!

This is not capitalism.

These are the real terrorists.

They are un-American and anti-American.  They hate the Constitution and the Bill of Rights because it is not a corporate Mission Statement.

They are the real enemies of the American people.

liston0302f-1People would do well to remember what Muhammad Ali said when he refused induction into the military on April 28, 1967 in Houston as a conscientious objector:

“I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong.”  

He added:

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?”

He knew.