Saturday, November 17, 2007

Humbled by the Natchez Blog


I have been humbled by the support that I have discovered is out there for me. One such person is Casey Ann Hughes. She writes the Natchez Blog. I have learned she is an ardent environmentalist. What is known by some as a "tree hugger".

The Tree Hugger

To some people the term "tree hugger" is meant as a derogatory expletive spit out by the cruel curled lips of Rush Limbaugh types in an attempt to belittle those who actually believe there is something about out earth that is in terrible danger from pollution. Personally, I believe that much of what comes out of Limbaugh's mouth is the very definition of pollution itself.

It is amazing how Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and others of that ilk will sell their souls to the devil himself so long as they can continue to spout their particular form of anti-environmental venom. What can't they see that the rest of us do see ? Why are they so blind ? The truth is they are not blind. They have an agenda sponsored by the polluters.

Yes. Paid for and sponsored by the polluters and is about time we faced this. Honest people, good people who sincerely consider themselves conservatives and good Americans listen to the mind pollution coming from the likes of Limbaugh and Hannity. They are taken in by their alleged stances on "hot button" issues such as abortion and gay marriage. These rock solid Americans do not realize that these commentators are worse that Hitler's propaganda master Goebbels and they are being subtly used and manipulated.

While we may honestly disagree about many topics and fairly disagree, this does not mean that those who are in the opposite camp are necessarily evil. That is the real problem with hate mongers as I have described. They cannot put forth a valid argument on their positions without a personal attack. Not only are their opponets wrong, but they are labled "morally wrong". Thus, all Democrats are evil and all Republicans are anointed with the oil of "Truth, Justice and the American Way !" Fertilizer !

The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), Speech in Syracuse, NY Sep. 29, 1936.

Honest conservatives are often taken in by all of this garbage. Modern life with all of its time crunch - we have to get to our jobs, pick up the kids, get supper, and with luck have a few minutes to rest - leaves us with lettle feee time. Most of us do not have the time to do independent research on topics of interest. It's just too complex. Thus, unfortunately, we are suckered into relying on fast talking pundits who seem to espouse positions we are easily fooled into accepting. They use catch words that fly past us so quickly we are unable to absorb the meanings of the spoken words they spout.

Rush denigrates global warming. I suppose when the ocean swallows up his cabinet full of pain killers down by the waters of his estate in Florida he'll be still be blaming poor old Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton, or better yet the illegal immigrants for causing the flooding.

Ear Mites

Have you ever listened to one of these guys ? Really listened. They tolerate no debate. Callers who disagree are quickly cut off the line and are not allowed to fully discuss their views. Their shows purport to be an open discussion of issues but the truth is they are nothing but a big ego trip for the host. It is sickening. They are ear mites in the public auditory canal.

"Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject. The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think." Luther Burbank


Casey Ann Hughes see through this muck. She has clarity. She knows how to take a stand too, and that takes a measure of courage. Good for you Casey Ann. Good for you.

Thanks Casey Ann. Thanks for your clarity of vision. I am humbled by your dedication, by your strong ethic, and your courage. Humbled.

Catch her blog at

The Realist

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