The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Nov 10, 2013

The Crisis

Below is an open letter to the Eye On Albuquerque...please read on and enjoy knowing there are people out there that still have a sense of what is right and what is wrong...

Benjamin Franklin said, “Passion governs and she never governs wisely.”
 

My fellow Americans, how fickle, forgetful and short minded we all can be. Was it not just a short while ago we were lauding our teachers as the bastions of our society, those who were charged with molding and shaping our youth, educating our children and preparing the next generation to take its place and care for us, the next generation of elderly?
 

We decried the fate of teachers, chanting of the injustice of poor wages as we watched our teachers desert our communities in search of wages befitting the service. “Our children are suffering”, was the cry in all corners. Now these same people are villains. How dare they ask for competitive wages to teach our children!
 

Policemen and firemen were not so long ago the very first line of defense against terrorism and those who would seek to do us harm. Ah, but 9-11 is so long since past. How soon we forget America. The very men and women we call upon to protect us in those dark moments when we cannot protect ourselves. How dare they ask for just compensation to place their lives in harms way for strangers! How arrogant they are to ask that their medical bills be covered when they are injured while performing their sacred duties. They should be content just doing the Lord’s good work and return to their homes covered in sackcloth and ash, happy to just be making ends meet while they ruin their health for the sake of others. They do not need tools and equipment nor fair compensation for their skilled labors!
 
The cry continues unabated, against the reprobates that make our communities livable and disease free by hauling away our refuse, not only for our convenience but the sustaining of our healthy environments. The audacity of those that haul our trash! To ask for reasonable wages and safe working conditions that they might be able to live in the very communities in whose garbage they toil. The impudence they must have.  And yet our reliance on them continues, all of those faceless, nameless individuals that perform the myriad of tasks designed to make our lives in this great nation more than livable but comfortable. 
 
What’s more, those same mouths, screaming of the injustice created by those that provide us with service, are the very sons and daughters of Americans that stood up against oppression in the work place, the very ones who fought for equality in the workplace; those who struggled to create a safer work environment for all. The very grandchildren of those who said, “no more” to a six-day workweek, “no longer” to the 78-hour workweek, these people are now the ones attempting to undo the better life given them to suppress those seen as subservient and expendable. It seems oppression knows no bounds and matters only from perspective. “Here, here!!!”, they chant for the return to indentured servitude of the American worker.
 
And now we seem to live in a country in which our elected officials, those that serve but to voice our collective opinions and not their own, these political figures, who have done a superb job of painting themselves as victims, believe that their position in our society exists not to protect the helpless but rather to promote and protect themselves. Selfishness abounds in those that have mismanaged our communities and economy and yet somehow they still point to the lowest members of our country as the ones to blame. How dare these peasants ask for more! Should they not be content with their low lot in life and their scrapings to get by?
 
Our cities and towns are beset with political duplication and duplicity. Cronyism thrives as elected officials continue to create unnecessary, imaginary titles and positions with exorbitant salaries for friends, funding these positions with Blue Collar service wage cuts. A Governor is publically caught considering the perpetration of violent, illegal assaults in the form of labor busting tactics from the 1920's. Bankers that receive federal stimulus dollars give executive pay raises while refusing to make loans that would prime the pumps of our economy. All this while lawmakers continue to probe the wound for legalized methods to subvert the American Dream of a better life for workers who long for better than just getting by. Of course the little man is the cause of all our woes! We have entered the wilderness of mirrors.
 
How dare those who prevent our communities from crumbling ask for the means to live amongst us! Those who provide skilled service, security, fresh water and lighted streets! Their arrogance! Those who drive our cities buses and pave our roads, do they really need to be our neighbors? How does your heart beat America? Will we continue to abuse those that provide us with the very services we demand in order to live as Americans?
 
And as the rain continues to fall on the heads of the lowest in our great homeland we see our industry and business leaders pining for and extolling the virtues of the days of the Robber Barons, when the little workers knew their place, worked for scraps and would avert their eyes from their social betters. The insolence of those workmen! They’re lucky to be given a job at all!
Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense in which he said, “Now is emphatically the crisis.”  
 
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security,” the Declaration Of Independence. This is the cornerstone of all our beliefs in this great nation, that our elected officials exist to voice our concerns, not their own; to help those that cannot help themselves.
 
We cannot live in communities without certain services, otherwise what is the point of civilization and residing within a community? Neither can exorbitant budgets be balanced on the backs of a very select few that provide such vital services and who live within the very communities being served.
 
These folks, who are made out as pariahs, live amongst us and pay taxes too; they also feel the burden and, sometimes more than the rest. Are we going to allow our community pillars and servicemen to be undermined to the point the community will crumble? If so at what cost, the very survival of our community? Maybe we should consider removing, “In God We Trust,” in favor of Dante’s, “Abandon All Hope ye who enter Here.”
 
PS- We did not forget our Veterans'; we know, understand and appreciate the sacrifice of all the men and women who have served and those who continue to serve these UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! 

We consider the letter above to be patriotic and serves well on today's celebration of our military personnel.

WE LOVE, APPRECIATE AND RESPECT EACH AND EVERY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL WHO SERVES THIS COUNTRY!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

*applaud* So Very Well Put! How true it is!

Anonymous said...

We are all in this together. When those people that represent the Police, Sheriff and Fire Departments act as the para- military, only serving the immediate government, with no regard to the citizen that actually pays for their services, then we have what we see. Most understand but the few that don't screw it up for everybody.

Anonymous said...

Good post. This paints an accurate depiction of the abhorrent condition of the working lower class laboring day in and out for the City of Albuquerque like indentured servants. Many rely on the Roadrunner Food Bank, mobile food pantry in the East Mountains and a reduction in food stamps. No raises in 4 years and no hope of one in the future. Lower take home pay, higher medical co-pays and paycheck deductions increased for medical and retirement costs. Denial of vacation days and sick days because of staffing shortages across the board. Lowest morale in recent history. Managers playing dirty tricks to deny OT pay for working on holidays. The message couldn't be more obvious: we want you gone, quit or retire because of poor treatment so we can fill your position with new, private sector people, younger adults who are just happy to have a J.O.B. Who don't want long term employment anyway because they know SS will be gone by the time they retire. They know nothing about retirement, saving, or pensions. They come& go from job to job...and that's their pattern. So the city wants their type to become the new city worker. Ironically,I work with a lot of them at my department and none of them want to "work" because they entered the door as management...they only want to tell people what to do, but never do any of the real work. Talk about milking the system. Berry deserves every one of these non-workers that he gets! Good luck I'm out!

Anonymous said...


Something to consider my union friends:

"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."
- President Ronald Reagan

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Socialism has never worked. And it will not work for you. It will only rob you of everything you thought was yours.

Anonymous said...

9:29

Then give up your social security and Medicare if it is so bad. Put your money where your mouth is.

I love the fear mongering that you use. Do you have any ideas of your own or do you just drink the Fox News Kook Aid.

Anonymous said...

Are we talking about Chief Banks and Socialism?? Seems like he would steal our department of it's dignity! It's Koat for real.."praises pouring in"...???? Chief Banks is a disgrace...he should not have gotten above the real of Sgt!!!! He looks sloppy, speaks like he just barely graduated from high school and honestly had no command presence at all. It is clear that our Mayor Berry just doesn't care about the police department. How could he appoint Banks as interim Chief if he did? Berry knew Banks would make us look bad and he just doesn't care! Banks is Berry's puppet as he was Schultz's puppet in training.

We are currently the laughing stock of the country. Banks, please retire and save us all the embarrassment. You didn't do anything a few weeks ago. A rookie Sgt. And payroll officers took care of business. You didn't do a damn thing. Wakeup Koat and stop kissing up to an inept "Interim" Police Chief.

Anonymous said...

I hate this "unionism is socialism" crap. Hey douche bag, unionism is a fucken right we hold as Americans. Go take ur stupid pig fascist mindset back to the shriveled up testes of Perry from which they came. Adios donkey.

Anonymous said...

Great post Eye.As long as the people keep voting Republican, this will continue to happen.

Anonymous said...

9:29. I think you are confusing socialism with workers rights.

Anonymous said...

Hey jerk if you hate Banks so much why don't you promote and become the boss you worthless fool !!!

Anonymous said...

@ November 12, 2013 at 7:31:00 AM MST
Are you suggesting that Banks promoted procedurally, c'mon really?.?.?. Amazingly he made it further than his own personal intellectual abilities and work ethic would allow before the administration came in to swoop him up as the political flavor of the month. If anyone did any home work at all that whole "do you have any black inside you" comment that seems to be his most successful gullible skank bagging line that works so well for him would instead be referred to as a "lighter shade of brown." Allen can't articulate himself beyond a taco bell drive-thru much less navigate a Powdrell's menu. But with 'ol dingle-berry's administration allen banks is the right flavor of kool-aide. Political bliss.

Anonymous said...

Who is talking "hate" here, I don't hear it. The sad thing in society today is any sign of dissatisfaction or discontent with a minority government official is suddenly viewed as racist hate which is the loud opinion of ignorance. Drown out the noise and see it for what it is. Allen Banks has always been known for being lazy as a field officer, less than knowledgeable as an investigator, and it is well known that he has been ushered and shielded through the ranks for political gain. Don't accuse hate unless you want your closet spewed you fat-boy news and propaganda writer.

Anonymous said...

Thank you "Interim" Chief Banks...hahaha, but I don't " have any black in me"!

Anonymous said...

Talk about pork o rama....i saw good ole FatHam on the "bridge" today. dude have dignity and lose the flesh skirt. Fucking deeeeeeeeeeeskusting!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm calling it like I see it here. Banks was promoted to "interim" Chief because the DOJ is here The DOJ is all about civil rights violations, equality for everyone no matter their race, religion or politics. Berry promoted Banks to appease the DOJ.

Anonymous said...

The comments are al good and some of them are funny, but what really has me intrigued is a question (or two): What kind of drugs was the person who wrote this "open letter" on when he/she wrote it, and where can I get some?