Kind of an Ode to Spring

By Jack A. Smith

The Good Book tells us there is a Season for many things – for the highest as well as the lowest – and at long last, after so many anxious years, the season of the Highest, the wealthiest and the privileged, is now bursting forth like perfumed blossoms of spring, hallelujah!

And if Wall Street, the biggest bankers and the richest 5 percent of the American people did not have a center right party and a far right party to alternately represent their interests  – instead of the old center party and right party which failed them in their time of greed – the privileged would invent them. And it was done, and now they have their season.

And if those whose season had finally come did not have a Barack Obama to lead them behind a banner of the center right, surely they would invent one.

And they did. And if they did not have a Tea Party to hold high the banner of the far right, they would invent one, and did.

And now the season of the Highest is beginning gloriously: Democrats and the Republicans, for so they are Named, are working diligently together at last, from center-right to far right, for the interests of the few but mighty.

They are continuing the wars hallelujah!, and the tax reductions for the wealthy hallelujah! And indifference to the environment, and our national infrastructure and educational system hallelujah! And now they are agreeing on budget cuts for Americans of low income, the working class and middle class and on finally inching their way toward the destruction of the godless socialist edifice erected by the long-gone center-left Democratic party known as the Temple of Social Security and the Caring Pools of Medicare and Medicaid and Food Stamps. Hallelujah for the Season of the Highest!

But seasons change, which is our point. And if we don’t let the far right turn us around, and don’t let the center-right turn us around, and don’t let the race-haters and red-baiters turn us around, we can make this Season of the highest come and go for good before you know it.

Instead of a season that honors Wall Street, the Biggest Bankers and the richest 5 percent, and the right wing and the center-right parties that cater to them, it’s time to contemplate a new season, one that celebrates average hard working people, and families and students, common folk like most of us, and build new political parties that will cater to their interests, and make it a very long-lasting, wonderful spring of warm breezes, sunshine, peace, justice and equality for all.