ENOUGH is ENOUGH
by Paul D Berube
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I saw this music video by John Rich for the first time this morning. So, so sad. I cannot stand by and watch this happen. C'mon America ! This is why our economy is in the pits. I have included most of the song's lyrics in this poem and have added to them. Share this with everyone you know. We CAN stop the fall of America if we all get together and rally about this. If we don't - then we deserve what we get. God bless.
REAL AMERICANS BUY AMERICAN !
My father taught me in this country,
Everyone's supposed to be the same;
You work hard to make each dollar,
And never pass on the blame,
(When it don't go your way.)
Now, I see all these big shots,
Whining on the evening news;
How they're losing billions,
And it's up to me and you,
To come running to their rescue.
Well, please excuse me then,
If I don't shed a single tear;
Their only selling make believe,
And I refuse to buy that here.
Because in the real world,
They're shutting Detroit down;
While the bosses take their bonuses,
And then jets it out of town.
That man's been working in that plant,
For mostly all of his life;
Now his pension's been cut in half,
And he cannot afford to die.
And it's a crying shame,
Cuz he ain't the one to blame.
When I looked down to see,
His worn and calloused hands;
Well, let me tell you this my friend,
It makes me fighting mad.
Because in the real world,
They're shuttin' Detroit down;
While the boss takes his bonus,
Then jets it out of town.
DC's bailing out the bankers,
As our farmers auction ground;
They're living it up on Wall Street,
While they're shutting Detroit down.
So if you're driving an import,
I had better not hear you whine;
You're as much to blame as they are,
What's happening is a crime.
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|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|How right you are!! Well and truly said, my friend. All we can do is hope and pray that things turn around. . .before it is too late!
Writing about the challenges that face us can't hurt. If enough of us write with honesty and passion, as you have done, may just help, who knows? Pendulum usually swings, given enough time and. . .
indignation? Thanks for posting this. Blessings! 'Pea'
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|You tell it like it is - the bare truth. Well penned, Paul.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|Hi All, here's a little known fact ok, that I just felt impressed to bring to light.
GM is/was an American Company OK, Holden was an ALL AUSTRALIAN CO, started in Aussie, by A man Called MR HOLDEN!
Next, GM AMERICA, buys out HOLDEN AUSTALIA... and It became GM/HOLDEN!!
GM KEPT THE NAME HOLDEN BECAUSE IS WAS ESTABLISHED. THE COMMODORE TWO DOOR COUP FROM VT MODEL WAS REBADGED GM PONTIAC, BUILT HERE IN OZ AND EXPORTED TO AMERICA UNDER THE NAME OF PONTIAC GO.
NOW NOT ALL THE MODELS WHICH WERE MADE HERE IN AUSTRALIA UNDER THE GM AUSTRALIA, WERE MADE HERE, THEY WERE MADE IN KOREA!!!!!! ALSO GMH EXPORT THE COMMODORE TO GERMANY UNDER THE OPAL BADGE LOL, AND VAUXHALL UK EVEN FUNNIER...
THE ALL AMERICAN COMPANY WAS NEVER ALL AMERICAN IS LIKE A BAG OF LOLLIES..HOLDEN OZ, WAS BOUGHT OUT IN THE 50/60s...
ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT CORPORATIONS DO THIS SORT OF THING, AND YOU THINK THAT YOU ARE BUYING ALL AMERICAN, OR IN OUR CASE ALL AUSTRALIAN, WHILE THEY SIT BACK AND LARRRRRF ALL DE WAY TO DE BANK!!
WE HAVE BEEN YELLING, "BUY ALL AUSTRALIAN HERE FOR THE LAST DECADE, HUH, IF ONLY THE CONSUMERS KNEW, BUT MOST DON'T.
DON'T FEEL TOO BAD, THE PONTIACS THAT WE EXPORTED TO YOU, :):) WERE BUILT RIGHT HERE, RIGHT WHERE I LIVE, JUST DOWN THE ROAD, AND IN FACT, AT ONE POINT, MY SON WAS GOING TO TAKE UP EMPLOYMENT IN THE DIVISION WHERE THE AIRBAGS WERE ASSEMBLED!
YOU COULD SEE HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS OF THEM DOWN BY THE DOCKS, JUST WAITING FOR SHIPPING :) WE MAKE EM GOOD HERE, THEY ENDURE, THEY GOTTA, IT'S HARSH TERRAIN IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA..
THEY STOOD DOWN THE GM BOSS AMERICA RECENTLY, AND ARE TRYING TO SHUT US DOWN HERE...SO WE JUST DO DAYSHIFT, NO MORE NIGHTSHIFT PRODUCTION...AND THE BEAT GOES ON FOLKS..
NOW MY POINT IS, YOU CAN THINK THAT BUYING ALL AMERICAN, ALL AUSTRALIAN, ALL WHATEVER, AND TAKE A STAND, BUT IT'S BEST TO FIND OUT WHERE THE SO CALLED ALL WHATEVER BRAND, OR LABEL ACUTALLY ORIGINATED FROM, WHO CAME ON BOARD, WHO OWNS WHOM, AND WHO MANUFACTURES WHAT..AT THE MOMENT THE CHINESE ARE DOING A HUGE PROPORTION OF THIS..WE ARE ALL FOOLS IN THE CONSUMER INDUSTRY, IT'S NOT OUR FAULT, WE WOULD BE DECIEVED ANYWAY.
IT'S ALL BUSINESS! THAT'S IT! we buy you buy, if it works it works. We own a Mitsubishi, made in Japan, darn good cars/recreation vehicle it is, as the Japanese are most diligent in their ingenuity.
Our wool industry went to..you know where, as did NZ, and we have millions of sheep LOL.Still boycotts, threats all that, takeovers, oh I could go on all day about how Aussie has been bought out, bought off, raped, plundered..oh the oil...oh shut up Ch'erie!!
Have a nice day Paul, and please if you own a pontiac, or know someone who does, know this, it was made with tender loving care by South Australians..
BLAME IT ALL ON THE WARBURGS AND THE ROTHCHILDS ;)
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Paul, I can relate,as I'm sure all can!
We have to get involved! Great write!
|Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
|Yes how true this is. Imports kill the home industries everywhere.
Strong points well expressed!
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|They dob't give a flyin' fig, just as long as they get their big, fat bonuees, while people here are losing their homes and worse! God help us all!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
And meanwhile people like my twin sister and I are barely eking along; try living on less than $250 a MONTH for TWO people!! It's only by the Grace of God we're making it, but it's still so darned hard!!
|Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
|Paul, you tell it like it is. Great write!|