"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened" Sir Winston Churchill
You need to go back to 1939 and a great movie moment like "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" to appreciate how an American Congressman finds hard fought wisdom, fights political corruption in a powerful political machine and champions American values like a verifiable moral hero. Jimmy Stewart in one of his many highlight acting roles portrays this naive, idealistic, patriotic politician who carries the torch of Yankee freedom and democracy in the face of powerful evil and oppression. This is a classic Karma metaphor for courageous and righteous indignation in action. Every wannabe young politician should be made to watch and understand this movie. To feel the passion and privilege of representation. And then maybe they`ll "do the right thing".
So, today I`m listening to my daily dose of Air America (the Ed Shultz show) and they`re talking to Congressman Dennis Kucinich who sponsored a Congressional resolution to have Vice President Dick Cheney impeached. The resolution passed and will move into Judicial Inquiry. And I`m thinking that "Mr Smith goes to Washington again".
Karmadawg, Dennis Kucinich, rides into Congress on a horse with no name to send the Dark Lord back to the bowels of Mordor. "Impeach the Vice President", he cries, for dragging America into a war built on lies. Whew! I`m not American but I can`t get enough of their politics. I love the dynamics of corruption, bullshite and heroism wrapped in the flag of their bloated Republic.
They call it the "Greatest Nation on Earth" but I think its really the "Greatest Show on Earth". Addictive as hell. And every now and then out of their seemingly bought and sold Congress, comes a voice rising that sounds around the world. Hey, lets face it, the world really wants America to be as free and outstanding as they profess to be "and once were". So Kucinich revives the notion that America can be as passionate for truth as Jimmy Stewart once suggested? He shows that America still cares about that great "Constitution" that we all envy. Though lately, it seems to be mostly used by Republicans for wiping their collective asses.
Their constitution still represents ideals of freedom, truth and representation that gives America and the world hope. Hope that America is not about "power gone wild" and still considers every person`s equal opportunity to the good life as its mantra. Kucinich takes on the Dark Lord and tries to hold his feet to the fire of consequences. And demands respect for their constitution.
If Cheney lied, Colin Powell lied, Bush lied, the CIA lied and tragically a lot of people died? (And thats no if about a lot of death.) Then the idealistic Congressman wants justice. And maybe in a reborn America, Dennis Kucinich lights this fire of hope and there finally is "Justice for All". A karmadawg, "Mr Smith", is on a mission. Good luck to him and the potential leaders of a free world. I`d like to think we have his back on this one!