Waning Politco, Sleepytown Time Traveling


This past Saturday a group of more than one thousand irate citizens of Indiana hoofed it down to the Indiana Statehouse protesting the recent actions of Governor, Mike Pence (R). This religious mutant has been wreaking havoc on the Midwest in repeated policy changes that sound and seem more from an era of about fifty-five years ago. His laws travel back through time to that point in our country’s past when bigotry and prejudice, religious mendacity and homophobia ran rampant. His most recent decree set an abortion law which he said, “Affirms the value of all human life.” A good portion of the public disagreed to the point of wanting to go down there with signs and words against Pence. The metro area is peppered with signs calling to oust the Governor and this latest abortion stance only adds more hatred toward the man. This doesn’t seem to stifle his urge to create a Fire and Brimstone playscape out of Indiana. He ignored the public and silently passed a restrictive abortion policies Bill behind closed doors. It was reported that after signing the legislation, he closed it all with a prayer.

…and Jesus fucking wept…

I missed the protest against HEA 1337 due to a schedule that had me late night kicking it at the local bar scene. The State Street Pub hosts insanely good hip-hop artists and a DJ who mixes euphoric, primitive tunes to bounce with. I’m always amazed at how great some of these small venue clubs are around town. Excellent music being sound engineered off tablet technology. Great acoustics in a concrete structure where the sound engulfs you, but doesn’t swallow you whole….this is the way our tech should be used. This is the positive side of the twenty-first century. I probably could have slammed down some chemical energy drink and got to the protest the day after the live music scene at State Street, but I weighed out. I’m holding out for a gigantic sea of Hoosiers marching their way down to the Statehouse. Pence’s stance on the LGBT community shot a flare across the country that painted Indiana as a gay-unfriendly community (and affiliated sexual orientation groups under the LGBT shield), all not true of the people; more a reflection of the Governor’s religious cult-like behavior. The LGBT community and supporters should add to the growing crowd of protesters here in Sleepytown. The man seems to have run crazy this deep into his career as a politician. He’s molding some off-shoot Christianity community that reminds me more of that Stephen King story, Children of the Corn. His attitude toward a diverse community of people in Indiana, a Holier-Than-Thou zeal and a rabid eye on minorities reeks of paranoia and I feel the number of protesting Hoosiers is just beginning. I’m waiting for that big mob scene, citizens with blood rimmed eyes howling toward the Statehouse.

While all this backwoods mentality legislation is going on here, the national race for the Presidency has lost a bit of it’s glimmer on the news scene. There are update stories but they are less shock value at this point in the race. The Trump campaign machine, as well as the Clinton tribe, both took some setback. Ted Cruz swept all the delegates in Colorado. Sanders won in Wyoming. A growing number of people are beginning to feel hope in the power of logic and can once again believe that something (or someone) will come along and dethrone Donald Trump. Hillary is losing her support and the fever for Sanders continues to rise. Trump’s longstanding lead as the Republican front runner gave his psyche a boost of Totalitarian glee and everyone seemed a little worried throughout most of this election. That man so close to the football could not be a good thing. Now there is a pinch of optimism that ensures everyone that the GOP will stop this monster one way or another.

Hoosiers will have to continue working hard at shedding the accusations of homophobia and racism, all brought about thanks to the Governor. Other states are beginning to pop up in the news feed as holding similar problems right now. Each state will have to battle this ‘back in time’ approach to laws that concern equality for all citizens. The men in women’s uterus backers are but a handful of devious elected officials here in Indy and I imagine Pence and his group of elite feel they can wait this out if no more citizens call him on it. Pence can take a bit of heat but I have to wonder what will come about when national drivers/sponsors for the biggest spectacle in race car driving pop up around May? What if those big sponsors boycott the Indianapolis 500 instead, leading to a vast chunk of profit taken out of the race? Community sales could reports millions in revenue loss, which would just keep adding to that future crowd down at the Statehouse.

I hope to catch the next rally and the way the national political scene is waning right now, it might be more entertaining for the moment….or maybe I’ll just go back to State Street.


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