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September 17, 2009 / theoldsilly

Rage Against Injustice and Corruption – A Call to Return to Decency!

I was listening to the Glenn Beck radio show the other day. I know, I know – lots of folks don’t care for Glenn or put much stock in his (what they consider) alarmist rantings. They take him for a self-aggrandizing charlatan spouting off loosely backed up outrageous claims of impending economic, political and social doom.

I tend to agree he is a bit over the top some times. But I also see clearly, beneath the broohaha surface of his flamboyant presentation style, elements of reality and truth in our ever changing world that are so spot on and worthy of being shouted about from the rooftops in a rage against injustice and complicit criminal dealings going on within our government. Yes. I do very much so.

This is not a political blog, and please forgive the Old Silly for indulging into that realm today. Sorry – this just has to be brought to light. And in fact, this is not just about politics and political corruption – it’s about decency and the sad state of how much tolerance we have (whether knowingly or out of ignorance due to our lack of taking the time to investigate and be informed) for inhumane activities that we have in some realms of our country and society today.

There is a government funded program called ACORN, ostensibly set up to “advocate for low- and moderate-income families by working on neighborhood safety, voter registration, health care, affordable housing, and other social issues.” But they have their grubby hands in far more despicable cookie jars than that lofty supposed agenda, it seems. Allegations abound that claim they facilitated “widespread voter fraud during the 2008 presidential election by helping unqualified voters to register.” And now our paid with tax dollars government aids are caught aiding a young couple who want to start up a brothel with tax evasion tips and other “advice” to help them avoid being caught and be on their merry fiendish way to illicit profits in order to provide funding for a budding politician’s (the male impostor in the below video posing as a pimp) future political career aspirations, using as their “employees” – now get this – illegally immigrated El Salvadorian girls, ages 12 to 15, as their captive slave hookers.filipino girl 1

You read that right. Please do not eat before watching this video. You might toss your food.

Of course after the video got out and was aired on the Beck show, the Sean Hannity show and even Fox News, the ACORN woman rep in the video denied that her “act” was real. She quickly took the stance that she knew she was being setup and just said “outrageous things” to sort of “reverse punk” her undercover outrageous posturing guests, in full knowledge of what she and they were doing. And there is an ongoing debate whether or not she was or is telling the truth. To get a load of the debate on one such forum, click here. I read today where the film maker and journalist who posed as pimp and prostitute during the filming are being sued by ACORN and they are attempting to file criminal charges against them.

I for one don’t believe her or ACORN for a nano-second. We are being deceived and lied to once again by our government. Our hard earned tax dollars are being spent subsidizing a group that is willing to aid and abet the illegal importation of underage girls for the purpose of being sold into sex slavery. Need more proof?

I read on The American Spectator, the very next day another video surfaced with the same basic scenario, slightly altered,  in a different city, and the results were the same. The ACORN employees were quite willing to help set up an illegal brothel here in the US, using exploiting tweenaged girls from third world countries as a means to create revenue to fund whatever their soul-less fancies deemed worthy. So – lemme guess … these ACORN employees, having already seen the hubbub created the day before, felt like having fun themselves and simply “acted out” the game like it was all in good fun? Doubt it. Doubt it will all your heart, mind and soul.

Where has common decency gone in this country? How can people like this look at themselves? Is there nothing left inside – no sense of right or wrong or morality or ethics or any kind of feelings left for the plight of fellow human beings?

It’s time to get in our cars in droves, drive to Washington, surround the capital in gigantic numbers and shout out, demanding that our leaders STOP! Stop these kinds of atrocities from happening in our “land of the free and home of the brave” in the name of “freedom and justice for all” that our country once stood for.

I just had to get that off my chest and heart today. Please come back tomorrow, I promise I’ll be back on blog topic. Funny, jocular, sharing good things in the literary world, spiritual stuff, all that … but I may be blogging from D.C. tomorrow.

Your thoughts are welcomed.

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  1. Elizabeth Spann Craig / Sep 17 2009 5:41 am

    I was catching up on my news last night after being out of town and was absolutely *shocked* at this story. Incredibly disturbing. I’m with you, Marvin….what is the world coming to?

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

    • theoldsilly / Sep 17 2009 8:23 am

      To hell in a hand basket if we don’t do something about it, that’s where.

  2. yvonne lewis / Sep 17 2009 5:48 am

    A shocking story Marvin, how can we as adults allow this to happen to children? Children look up to us for love and guildance
    What hope have these poor children got in life?
    My daughter when she was nine was indecently assaulted by a family friend, she and a few of her friends it seems,
    she was ok at the time but when she reached 18 yrs he committed sucicide then it all came back to her and she went through hell for years.
    Thankfully she is fine now and has a son of her own .Thanks for highlighting this.

    Yvonne.

    • theoldsilly / Sep 17 2009 8:25 am

      Wow thanks for sharing that stirring personal testimony of what devastation can happen to young people, Yvonne. So glad she is “fine” now – some never recover.

  3. tashabud / Sep 17 2009 7:26 am

    Hi Marvin,
    Wow! She got caught in the act and then tried to tell it was all an act? And, if what she was revealing on the video are true, then how can we trust our elected officials? So sad to think also that young girls are being used as prostitutes. Yes, we definitely must stop this insanity.

    Tasha

    • theoldsilly / Sep 17 2009 8:26 am

      Appreciate your vote, Tashabud. Now it’s up to us TO vote. Vote scoundrels and programs like this OUT of existence!

      • Pee Wee / Sep 17 2009 9:49 am

        I agree with –it’s time to vote scoundrels out of existence. We had a chance to vote them OUT before they were ever IN, but didn’t. I mean some did, yes but apparently the majority didn’t. So…who made the mess we’re in. Now some will have to scratch their head and say, “Jeez, why did I vote that way?” I’m probably in big-time trouble now…but if the shoe fits, wear it. It’s hard to open the barn door once it’s closed.

        Pee Wee

  4. L. Diane Wolfe / Sep 17 2009 7:57 am

    ACORN is a scam. It’s supposed to be non- partisan , but our tax dollars are being used to promote an agenda. This government agency needs to be dissolved.

  5. Stanley Berber / Sep 17 2009 7:58 am

    Meet you in DC, bro – this is an outrage. If I were a younger man I’d go all militant. But we do need to speak up against this kind of corruption and inhumaneness.

    • theoldsilly / Sep 17 2009 8:28 am

      I’m with you, Stan. Back in the 70’s we’d have surrounded the capital and screamed bloody murder. Methinks we need to get back to that kind of passionate dispaly of disgust at political corruption.

  6. Katrina Wampler / Sep 17 2009 8:21 am

    Oh wouldn’t I LOVE to meet you in DC. I get so outraged at the mess we stand by and accept in this country. I get so angered at the fact that ‘we the people’ take what we’re fed without every asking questions or as you said, taking the time to do the blessed research.

    Perhaps if enough of us were angry and demanded better, something could change.

    I’ll follow you anywhere, Marv…even to Capitol Hall

    Great post… disheartening, but great…as usual

    • theoldsilly / Sep 17 2009 8:30 am

      That’s the key, and why I went off topic today, Kat. Enough of us have to use whatever means we have to get this word out, get ANGRY, AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!

  7. Jean Henry Mead / Sep 17 2009 9:03 am

    I’m not surprised. I’ve been hearing about our wonderful public officials for some time on alternative news sources.

  8. Crystal Clear Proofing / Sep 17 2009 9:36 am

    I watch Glen on ocassion and actually saw the video clip you posted. All I can say to today’s post, Marvin, is AMEN.

    I find politics and what is going on in our country and the lack of conscience, the blatant lies, scams — very frustrating, and it’s actually quite scary. Politics has always been controversial, but I often think of what our Founding Fathers would think of what has happened to our country and how it is run. The news is so biased – and we ARE LIED TO.

    I typically, for the most part, stay away from the topic of politics. But felt compelled to express my agreement with you. It really makes you wonder where we’re headed! Like I said, it can be a scary thought…

  9. malsburymichelle / Sep 17 2009 9:39 am

    Hello Marvin. Acorn began to serve a vital niche in the less affluent society by helping poor people to find rentals and then homes when President Bush expanded who could and could not qualify for home loans. Is this an unfortunate incident created by a few people? I believe so and as such the entire Acorn organization should not be unduly punished. Those people who promoted such deviant activities have been fired and the press coverage has been scathing—I think that is punishment enough.

    • theoldsilly / Sep 17 2009 12:27 pm

      Michelle – yes the scoundrels that have been CAUGHT have been fired. Problem is, this organization, like ALL big gov programs, is ripe for the taking for self-promoting crooks with no conscience. I highly doubt these two examples are ALL that’s wrong with ACORN and just do some google searches. Allegations of misdeed and mismanagement and just plain against the law dealings going on are rampant.

      Sorry, I’m just not as trustin as you.

  10. Pee Wee / Sep 17 2009 9:55 am

    Double Amen, about the organization from hell, (Acorn ). A twelve year old could see they are corrupt. Sometime I think kids should be the only ones allowed to vote. They have more sense.

    I commend you for having the guts to post this and I hope you do more of it. Afterall the clean-up should start with articles like this. I’d love to have flyers of this message and pass them out all over the place. Then you all could come and visit me in jail. Ha Ha Ha

    Pee Wee

    • theoldsilly / Sep 17 2009 12:28 pm

      Thanks Pee Wee – I fell we all have to what we can with what we have. As Edmund Burke said, “all that it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”

  11. Jane Kennedy Sutton / Sep 17 2009 10:07 am

    I think there are plenty of honest, earnest people who work for ACORN who truly try to help the disadvantaged and that they are equally appalled by the horrific acts of some of their fellow employees/volunteers. I hope there’s a serious overhaul and all those who have abused the system in any manner receive harsh punishments including jail time.

    • theoldsilly / Sep 17 2009 12:30 pm

      Jane, I would have to assume there ARE lots of sincere, honest people doing right within the organization. And I believe ACORN probably started out as a good thing and did some good in the early stages. But I also know a bad apple when I see one, and this program needs to be SERIOSULY investigated, overhauled, and if not salvageable, dissolved altogether.

  12. Jeannine Gradella / Sep 17 2009 12:21 pm

    Right on! This isn’t the only issue that needs to be addressed and exposed, but it would be a great place to start. Thanks for posting this.

  13. ReformingGeek / Sep 17 2009 12:21 pm

    It is indeed scary the amount of corruption out there.

  14. Stephen Tremp / Sep 17 2009 1:05 pm

    Its about time ACORN was exposed as the corrupt organization they are. Hope some people end up going to jail, but I doubt it.

  15. Lynn Henriksen / Sep 17 2009 1:51 pm

    Thanks, Marvin, for opening eyes on this corrupt, fraudulent, and immoral organization. It’s horrifying that enslaving young girls into prostitution was looked upon as nothing more than something to disguise so they could use tax payers’ hard earned money to get pimps & hookers a mortgage on a place from which to traffic in one of the most vile illegal actions. They should never get another tax payer dollar, and certainly the FBI and attorney general must investigate.

    Moreover, the corruption and fraud rampant in the dealings of our elected officials (both parties) is mind boggling, to say the least. They are out of touch with who we Americans really are at our core. What amazes me the most is their ARROGANCE – they don’t think they need to listen to the voices of ordinary people (whom they seem to look down upon); many seem to think they are above the law; they condone immorality if the immoral actions are theirs; they’re counting on the fact that the American people will keep voting them in because so far we’re afraid to think for ourselves and act on principle. We are not that stupid. Not anymore.

    • theoldsilly / Sep 17 2009 3:53 pm

      Well said, Lynn – your comment is worthy of a post on this hideous subject in itself!

      • Lynn Henriksen / Sep 17 2009 6:12 pm

        I guess you could tell my blood was boiling…

  16. Cactus Annie / Sep 17 2009 4:03 pm

    WTF! Are you s**ting me? This is outrageous!!! Throw the book at those inhuman money grubbing crooks and abolish ACORN NOW! Oh gawd, those poor little girls – where’s the heart in those despicable people?

  17. quirkyloon / Sep 18 2009 1:08 am

    It is astounding the amount of arrogance our elected officials show these days.

    It is astounding that this ACORN mess is happening right here, right now.

    I’m not sure I can agree with Lynn. “We are not that stupid. Not anymore.” I wish this statement was true, but I just don’t see it.

    I know this post/issue is not about the housing issue, but I cannot believe how many adult children of friend’s I have that are simply walking away from their homes because, “the house is not worth what I am paying,” or “we’re trying to sell it, but it’s not selling.”

    This appalls to me no level! All they care about is what they want RIGHT now. So what if you’re house is not worth what you paid for. STICK IT OUT!

    Life is not going to be fair to you EVERY single minute. So what if you’re house is not selling, not ideal, but WAIT until the darn thing sells before you just walk away.

    I only cite these examples because this is the kind of “stupidity” that I see abounding each and every day in this country.

    So I’m not sure ANYTHING will ever change with ACORN. Cuz, people don’t care as long as they are getting what they want, when they want it, with little or no accountability.

    Sorry to hijack the post.

    AND…despite this type of malicious and obvious corruption, I know this is still the best place around.

    • theoldsilly / Sep 18 2009 7:04 am

      Great comments, Quirky. And I agree with the spirit of what you are saying. And yes, in spite of all the WRONG and BAD things in this country, you still have to say to yourself, “Where on earth is it better?” No where. Problems exist all over the globe and the US is still at least ONE of the best countries to live in – my fear is it may not be so for much longer though, unless good people start standing up for what is righteous.

      • Lynn Henriksen / Sep 18 2009 12:22 pm

        Yes, I agree 100% – we all have to take a stand for freedom and morality.

  18. Руслан / Oct 19 2009 2:10 pm

    Занятно. Подпишусь-ка я на RSS пожалуй. 🙂

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