Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Boulder. Together.


Boulder. Together.

by C.A. Matthews 


It’s been difficult, if not next to impossible, to become excited by the American political scene in recent years. The whole electoral process itself seems like a sham, a game meant to distract the public away from things that really matter, like providing health care and housing for all. The race results are decided months, if not years, in advance. The billionaires/oligarchs know exactly who they want running the show so they can continue to benefit monetarily from their endless wars for resources. They know which Wall Street-owned candidate will turn a blind eye and give them a free hand to abuse the workers so production costs never cut too far into their profit margins.

Knowing the futility of making any mark on American elections makes me mad enough to throw a flaming Molotov cocktail into the whole stinking cesspool of politicians, wiping them off the face of the earth for good. Or maybe I could just throw a rock into their mansions’ front windows with a note attached declaring, “I'm mad as hell, and I'm not taking it anymore!”

A rock… Hey, that’s an idea!

Yard Rock recently announced his run for the White House via his campaign manager, Lee Camp. Yard Rock is very old in geologic age but very young when it comes to political campaigning. Still, he has an impressive platform worth supporting:

  • Has never supported a war (and never will)
  • Has never supported an increase in Pentagon spending (and never will)

  • Did not support the Global War on Terror that has killed roughly 6 million people

  • Did not support the invasion of Iraq

  • Did not support the invasion of Afghanistan

  • Did not support the invasion of Libya

  • Has committed no war crimes (and never will) 

  • Has committed no rape or sexual assault, nor even been accused (and never will)

  • Has never supported the US prison state – largest prison population in the world (and never will)

  • Has not been involved in increasing the US prison state (and never will)

  • Has never supported corporate tax cuts (and never will)

  • Has never supported Big Pharma (and never will)

  • Has never supported Big Ag (and never will)

  • Has never supported Big Oil (and never will)

  • Has never supported Big Banks (and never will)

  • Has never supported corporate media (and never will)

  • Has never endorsed the persecution of Julian Assange (and never will) 

  • Has never endorsed the propaganda known as Russiagate (and never will)

  • Has never endorsed the anti-China propaganda (and never will)

  • Has never supported cuts to food stamps, social security, medicare, medicaid, housing programs, public schools, infrastructure, or transportation (and never will)

  • Has never raised questions about the veracity of the climate crisis (and never will)

  • Has never supported the out-of-control police state (and never will)

  • Has never endorsed the pathetic exploitative US healthcare system (and never will)

  • Has never doubted or fought against Indigenous rights (and never will)

  • Has never taken a dime from corporate America (and never will) 

  • No Super PAC funding

  • Never accepted donations from Big Pharma, weapons manufacturing, etc. (This rock is not a puppet!)

  • Has never voted to send arms to Israel

  • Did not vote for latest spending bill

  • Did not support Trump’s tax cuts for the rich

  • Did not support the 2008 bank bailout

  • Did not support the PATRIOT Act

  • Did not support NAFTA

  • Currently holds no assets in stock market

  • No appearance on Epstein’s flight logs

  • Never endorsed a Democrat or Republican candidate

  • Has never cooperated or supported the FBI or CIA

  • Is not white

  • Has never appeared on SNL

  • Supports the efforts of wild orcas to tip over yachts 

I’m really excited by the candidacy of Yard Rock. I think he’s a solid candidate. It’s hard not to love him. Only the most igneous and sedimentary of American voters would ignore this stone while he’s on a roll. He’s the genuine rolling stone, all right. (And Keith Richards is a mere child by comparison.)
I know what you’re going to say next—you’re going to say, “But how is Yard Rock at the podium and on camera? Can he engage and energize the voters, bringing them to a Rocky Mountain high? Will he be able to convince them to vote for his bolder than most other candidates’ platforms?”

Yard Rock, by his nature, is a rather quiet and deep individual. It’ll be rough at first getting the public to know him. He’ll need a little help in this area to smooth things over with those who don't believe a mineral has got what it takes. That’s why I’m volunteering my skills as his speech writer. I want to do him proud and help him wow audiences with a volcanic blast of oratory that will, in turn, make him win the presidency by a landslide.

The avalanche of support Yard Rock’s candidacy will bring will be further amplified when he picks his running mate. There’s no need to mine the field of independent candidates too deeply. It isn’t rock-et science: Yard Rock should cement his run by choosing Dr. Cornel West as his vice president.

Dr. West has numerous good qualities that will support Yard Rock’s strengths. He’s tall, speaks well, and has powerful arms to carry Yard Rock from podium to podium as they campaign. They already agree on so much, particularly on ending wars. They both realize they’ll face a mountain of opposition from candidates from the corporate-owned-and-operated parties. (That is, the duopoly or uni-party, or as they like call themselves “The Ds and the Rs”. They seem to have suffered a fissure at some point and now think they’re actually differentiated strata, but any good rock hound knows better. They’re a composite ore.

What have these Wall Street manipulated mannequins of mass destruction really got on the integrity of Yard Rock and the highly regarded Dr. West? Nothing. Nada. They gleefully bury bodies with the backhoe of the military-industrial complex profit-making machine, but they don’t offer the electorate the hope and compassion that Yard Rock and Dr. West grant it. There’s going to be a tremendous earthquake in Washington DC the day the Rock/West team cracks open and exposes the faults lining status quo politics as usual there.

I don’t want Yard Rock and Dr. West to peak too soon, so I’ll end it here for now. I hope I’ve dropped a pebble into your well of consideration, and I recommend you check out a candidate’s web site before making your decision. I’m heartened by the fact that Yard Rock has the backing of Team Orca, a wonderful group of cetaceans who know when their ship has sailed in. (Or is that a yacht?)

We truly can be “boulder together.”

P.S. What sort of campaign theme tune should we have for Yard Rock/Cornel West 2024? I'm leaning toward classic rock, but Dr. West is well known as a jazz lover. Perhaps a fusion of the two genres?

Related Articles and Interesting Links:

A Literal Rock for President: https://yardrock2024.com/

Cornel West for President 2024: https://www.cornelwest24.org/  

Cornel West and the Campaign to End Political Apartheid

U.S. Cluster Bombs Have Arrived in Ukraine

Rep. Gaetz Says He Will Co-Sponsor Amendment to Block Cluster Bombs to Ukraine  https://scheerpost.com/2023/07/12/rep-gaetz-says-he-will-co-sponsor-amendment-to-block-cluster-bombs-to-ukraine/

Biden’s Corruption Led to Ukraine’s Destruction: Former Kiev Diplomat https://scheerpost.com/2023/07/12/rep-gaetz-says-he-will-co-sponsor-amendment-to-block-cluster-bombs-to-ukraine/

Bastille Day 1789—Bastille Day 2023 https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2023/07/15/ueah-j15.html

Activists Cement the Sewers Shut https://youtu.be/wOFaBOrXFc0

France’s Racism Still on Display as It Denies Its Colonial Past — and Present https://truthout.org/articles/frances-racism-still-on-display-as-it-denies-its-colonial-past-and-present/

Julian Assange Is “Dangerously Close” to Extradition for Revealing US War Crimes https://truthout.org/articles/julian-assange-is-dangerously-close-to-extradition-for-revealing-us-war-crimes/

Seymour Hersh: Fear and Loathing on Air Force One

Chris Hedges: American Poverty Is A Calamity By Design https://popularresistance.org/chris-hedges-american-poverty-is-a-calamity-by-design/

Cop City And The Escalating War On Environmental Defenders https://popularresistance.org/cop-city-and-the-escalating-war-on-environmental-defenders/

Climate Change Is Turning the Ocean Green https://truthout.org/articles/climate-change-is-turning-the-ocean-green

US Soldiers Don’t Belong in Ukraine https://scheerpost.com/2023/07/17/us-soldiers-dont-belong-in-ukraine/

How the West Descended Into Idiocy https://joebrunoli.substack.com/p/how-the-west-descended-into-idiocy

Zelensky’s Hitlerian Heel Turn https://joebrunoli.substack.com/p/zelenskys-hitlerian-heel-turn

Don’t Let Your Pride Get in the Way of Our Arms Sales, Jack! https://matthewhoh.substack.com/p/dont-let-your-pride-get-in-the-way

Jimmy Dore Live on RBN (video)

Fantastic links to documentaries and other videos from Beanstalk's World   https://beanstocksworld.wordpress.com/2023/07/16/truthful-news-weekend-2023-07-15-8-videos/#like-9750

Join Team Orca! https://bernie2016.blogspot.com/2023/06/join-team-orca.html 

Impossible Things (Uniting the Left) https://bernie2016.blogspot.com/2023/06/impossible-things-uniting-left.html

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  1. A rock still has more intelligence, charisma and integrity than the current incumbent of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    1. Ain't that the truth! Yard Rock is by far one of the smartest candidates ever. What's not to love?


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