The state of the U.S. seen in light of the Egyptian uprising

As Egyptians have risen up and chased former president Mubarak from office,

“Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker has proposed a bill that would eliminate almost all collective bargaining rights for most public workers and slash their pay and benefits. Walker has also notified the state’s National Guard to be on alert for actions taken by unsatisfied state, county and municipal employees.”

quoting Democracy Now, “Wisconsin Governor Launches Attack on Public Sector Employees and Unions; Threatens to Deploy National Guard to Quell Labor Protests”

So while Egyptians revolt in order to gain their freedom from a dictator, Americans are busy electing dolts to restrict their freedom of speech who threaten their public employees with military action (have to consider the National Guard a military unit) if they dare open their mouths.

In the same realistic view of the U.S. of A. we must recognize the Congressional Republicans efforts to restrict women’s reproductive rights. See Democracy Now’s “War on Women” report. Although these teabags said they were coming to Washington to enact what they term economic reforms, they seem equally intent on acting out their fantasies of becoming the equivalent of what seems to be their Iranian fundamentalist heroes, determined to suppress women and restrict political activity.

Can’t resist the notion that this post should end with the lyrics from the Frank Zappa song, Concentration Moon:

“Concentration Moon
Over the camp in the valley
Concentration Moon
Wish I was back in the alley
With all of my friends,
Still running free:
Hair growing out
Every hole in me
AMERICAN WAY
How did it start?
Thousands of creeps
Killed in the park
AMERICAN WAY
Try and explain
Scab of a nation
Driven insane
Don’t cry
Gotta go bye bye
SUDDENLY: DIE DIE
COP KILL A CREEP! pow pow pow ”
written by Frank Zappa

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