Answering Curious

Here’s a post from Curious 123…

Dear Denise
I hope all is well. I know you probably don’t feel like talking politics but it has been along time and I haven’t really seen postings from you lately about what’s been going on in the political world.
My mind has been sooo uneasy that I’m afraid to watch the news. The negativity is so mind blowing that it is truly unreal. I feel like I’m on a sinking ship and there’s no lifesavers around! I was wondering if you have any political insight… what about this “Tea party movement” or what has happened in Delaware recently… Will Palin please go away!

Do you still to readings or email readings? if so, what do you charge?
….I hope you do answer my post

Hi there,

Believe me there is no one in this world who is more sickened by the state of things than I am. It makes me literally sick.  However I do believe the Tea Party’s “victories” will end up back firing on the lot of the Republican party because they are a re-dressed modern (so far, non-violent) version of the KKK. They try to mask their racism with… really nothing, it’s just not being called out. What are they “taking back the country” from? A black man, is the answer in case you wondered. Pure and simple. They are a bunch of scared, irrational people who are very marginal. There are 2 types of Tea Baggers (I refuse their new less stupid name because they called themselves tea baggers first showing their abundant lack of smarts).

1) The extremely wealthy or those who think they are wealthy or will soon become wealthy – thereby fitting under the heading delusional; they are taking advantage of the 2nd type… 2)The Leave It To Beaver white people who woke up one day in an America which was fully integrated. And they realized they had to compete with everyone for top billing. They couldn’t claim the birthright of being number one simply because of the lack of melanin in their skin. They now have to earn their right to advantage and they don’t like it. I’m not saying all these people are bad, just ignorant, often they live in entirely white communities or have no real contact with anyone outside their tiny myopic world.

But here’s the thing, most people are not that isolated. And with each generation past Pluto in Leo (the me generation), there has been more and more integration and less and less tolerance for prejudice. I believe that integration of schools and the subsequent integration of all things has shown the majority of people all human beings are of one family. We all want the same things, to be loved, connected and appreciated.

Here’s an example. When I was a kid I used to hear people whisper behind my back, “She’s from a mixed marriage!” My father was Jewish and my mother Catholic. This was the early to mid 1970s. Even into the 1980s when I was in junior high school, the Italian Catholic boy who took me ice skating told me his parents would no longer allow it since I was Jewish. Of course, I actually had been baptized and confirmed Catholic myself by that point since my father had been dead for a couple of years and I needed something to make sense of the loss. The Rabbi had told my mother to raise us in her religion since she didn’t know the Jewish culture.  I was also regularly called a kike when I lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood after my father died. And forget about black and white people marrying back then or even being friends. One couldn’t even show that in an advertisement or a TV show or film. There were some kids on my block (who I related to because we had this same issues only their situation was more extreme) their mother was Philippino and their father was from Santa Domingo (the other side of Haiti – he was of African descent). They were treated like crap at school. Compared to what they had to go through, I felt lucky. Of course, the 2 girls and the young boy became my closest friends. They were Catholic and when my father died and I went through the process of becoming a Catholic I picked their parents to be my Godparents. They took me to church regularly. And I loved this family very much. And once I started standing up for them in school, the racist slurs lost their luster and kids left them alone for the most part.

I believe it’s important to realize there is sexism and racism in our culture. I also believe that one should not allow other people’s BS define them. If someone doesn’t like you because your Jewish, black, Asian, white, Muslim or whatever than it’s their loss not yours. This being said what is happening now is the exposure of the dark underbelly of institutional racism rearing its ugly head – hopefully for its final annihilation.

Change takes time, often generations worth of time. The Me generation who pushed forward the progress of Civil Rights impatiently complained that nothing happened (back in the 1980s) that things were still the same. They were wrong, very wrong – things did change – we have the first African-American president in our history due to this change. What didn’t change was them. Ironically, the same generation that fought for the rights of African-Americans is now the main thrust behind the Tea Party. What they are responding to is themselves or the liberal side of their generation 30 years later. This is actually a backlash against their own progress and if we see how silly and small and pathetic they are (the Tea Baggers that is), we can see that it will only backfire on them. David Duke (for those who don’t remember, was a KKK leader who ran for governor in the south) could only hide his hate and stupidity for so long, eventually with enough rope he hung himself. If the Republicans keep losing to the Tea Party, great, they’ll lose the general election and it will be good news for the broader world at large. Let’s not forget that a huge percentage of Republicans are from Latin countries (they are often in agreement with the family values side of the party or pretended values they supposedly “support”) but with the Tea Party targeting them as the enemy, how many people from that community will support someone who wants to throw out their friends or Abuelitos?

Slow and steady wins the race. As frustrating as it is that change doesn’t happen faster, Obama is making great strides in putting our economy back on track and as this information trickles out and the Tea Party exposes its grossness I believe things will right themselves. I will look into it on a psychic and astrological level though as we get closer to the elections.

Make sure to vote!

Oh, and Palin is a Narcissist with a capital N. I actually dissected her chart when she first came on the scene if you read it now (it’s still on the blog) you’d swear I wrote it after all the craziness came out about her. Just use the search box for the article. I don’t think Palin will go away anytime soon – she’s the voice of sheer stupidity and it seems that America always needs one of those. If it’s not her it will be someone else, so at least she’s easy to make fun of.

I want to take this opportunity to talk of the evil side of the Aquarius. I’m an Aquarian so I can speak of it freely. There is nothing worse than a bad Aquarian, let’s name some – Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Dan Quail, Ronald Reagan. This is because they often appear so friendly and nice. However Aquarians can be very manipulative, narcissistic, self-centered and petty (their shadow side is Leo where the Earth sits when the Sun is in Aquarius – so it’s all the dark side of the sign of Leo, not that Leos are bad. The negative side of Leos is Aquarius – every sign’s opposite applies to this theory). I have to say I’ve had more negative experiences with bad Aquarians than with any other sign other than Sagittarius. Often these 2 signs seem to get a free pass in astrology as if they don’t have dark sides. However there are statistically more Sagittarians in jail than any other sign and they are also the luckiest, which means they are doing lots of bad stuff for a long time before they get caught. And of course Sags and Aquarians are not either bad or good (like all signs) there are negative and positive people of all signs, we all manifest our dark sides differently. It’s my opinion we should never look at the winter signs as somehow more evolved than any other sign. We go around the wheel many times and there are highly evolved people about to jump off the wheel of Samsara in all signs and there are low dark energy people of each sign as well. Ghandi was a Scorpio, Mother Teresa a Virgo, Einstein was a Pisces, Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler were born just 4 days apart the same year – both Aries. It’s all how we decide to manifest our charts. We have free will and we are part of God. How we use our divinity is up to us.

Best wishes and many blessings,

Denise

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Answering Curious

12 thoughts on “Answering Curious

  1. michael says:

    Hi Dennis,
    Can you look at General David Petraeus (the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan) chart? He is tipped to be the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2012. Before you do the reading, may be should make a tarot reading first to verify that his DOB is not fake. I think General Petraeus may have been specially groomed by the elite to be the next US President…so his DOB may have been faked.

    Born: 7 November 1952
    Birthplace: Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Petraeus

    thanks & regards

  2. barrygenetoney@earthlink.net says:

    The Tea Bag movement started due to uncontrolled government spending and taxes. These original people were rightfully pissed off at what they were seeing. Endless government debts so big they can never be repaid should piss off everyone. Their problem is they are not focused on the criminals in Washington and Wall Street that have done it. They are angry, motivated and unfocused. This movement did not start out of racism.

  3. mima says:

    Denise,
    Love your insights and intellectual opinions. It seems that Palin has company, the O’Donnell girl, who is also in her forties. You explained Palin already and you have been pretty right on with her. What are your insights about women’s issues right now. It seems these two take women’s going forward three steps back. ugghh. The funny thing is that we see how nervous the old republican guard is getting now. I always look forward to read your posts:)

  4. barry says:

    • They are more likely to classify themselves as “angry.” Asked what they are angry about, Tea Party supporters offered three main concerns: the recent health care overhaul, government spending and a feeling that their opinions are not represented in Washington.

    Tea Party Profile Emerges From Poll
    Thursday, April 15, 2010
    By Jim, posted in Politics

    A New York Times/CBS News poll found that the 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45.

    The nationwide telephone poll was conducted April 5 through April 12 with 1,580 adults. A comprehensive profile of Tea Party Supporters emerges from the poll.

    The following is a summary of the results:

    • Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public.

    • Most send their children to public schools.

    • They hold the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich, and 25 percent think that the administration favors blacks over whites.

    • They hold more conservative views on a range of issues than Republicans generally. They are also more likely to describe themselves as “very conservative” and President Obama as “very liberal.”

    • Their fierce animosity toward Washington, and the president in particular, is rooted in deep pessimism about the direction of the country.

    • The overwhelming majority of supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves.

    • They are more likely to classify themselves as “angry.” Asked what they are angry about, Tea Party supporters offered three main concerns: the recent health care overhaul, government spending and a feeling that their opinions are not represented in Washington.

    • Despite their push for smaller government, they think that Social Security and Medicare are worth the cost to taxpayers.

    • Like most Americans, they think the most pressing problems facing the country today are the economy and jobs.

    • The largest number of respondents said that the movement’s goal should be reducing the size of government, more than cutting the budget deficit or lowering taxes.

    • A plurality do not think Sarah Palin is qualified to be president.

    • They do not want a third party and say they usually or almost always vote Republican. The percentage holding a favorable opinion of former President George W. Bush, at 57 percent, almost exactly matches the percentage in the general public that holds an unfavorable view of him.

    1. Flyer says:

      Considering that the Tea Bag poll was done in April it is probably already obsolete. The Tea Bag movement that seemed to have started out with an older and Libertarian bent has since been hijacked by and is morphing into what appears to be a GenX Christian movement with GenX Christian leaders, candidates and talking heads. I also take exception to the sweeping and erroneous comments frequently made about Baby Boomers. The technological and cultural advancements of this generation are phenomenal. There are generally two types of Boomers the Bill Clinton’s and the George W. Bush’s. I doubt that those who marched for Civil and Equal Rights have now joined the anti rights Tea Party .

  5. jeff says:

    have any of you been to a tea party rally? Of course you haven’t. they are normal hardworking americans and there are a good number of black americans present just like myself. i don’t know what you’re smoking denise, but you couldn’t be more wrong. i have to say you sound like a typical leftist who puts people into categories based on race and class. as long as you do that, you will always have big mote in your eye.

  6. Grace says:

    As a matter of fact, I have been to a Tea Party rally. I didn’t see any black people only middle and upper class white people who were very angry they were not having much effect at all on the college campus they were protesting at.

  7. barrygenetoney@earthlink.net says:

    and here is the always insightful Matt Taibbi on the tear party movement.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/210904

    But here is the last paragraph. Did anyone have any doubts this would happen?

    The bad news is that the Tea Party’s political outrage is being appropriated, with thanks, by the Goldmans and the BPs of the world. The good news, if you want to look at it that way, is that those interests mostly have us by the balls anyway, no matter who wins on Election Day. That’s the reality; the rest of this is just noise. It’s just that it’s a lot of noise, and there’s no telling when it’s ever going to end.

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