Gheen is “The Last American Standing” when he blesses us for two hours every Sunday with his radio show. For all the rest of us sitting down he’s going to tell a story. It’s a story about terrible people that want to destroy us all – people that quite ironically are also ‘American’ in the continental sense. While families go to church and learn of the love of their God Gheen takes to the airwaves and uses terms like “gang rape” to describe the desire of many of the world’s needy to find work and enjoy the world as we should all be able to. God’s law doesn’t usurp Gheen’s law and that’s because Gheen’s ALIPAC is closer to D.C. than God is. That’s also why Gheen has an easier time speaking to some of our government officials than God does.
As stated before I don’t care if Gheen pays taxes or if he donates all his money to starving children (wouldn’t that be nice though?). All I care about is what Gheen says and how that effects the immigration debate. While I’d rather be listening to Matt Pond’s “Emblems” I guess I have to bite the Bullet in the Blue Sky and listen.
Speaking of Bullet The Blue Sky that’s what Gheen’s intro music happened to be in the latest episode. I suppose Gheen enjoys all types of music by artists whose lyrics and political views are the complete opposite of his. Bullet The Blue Sky is an anti-violence, anti-gun song which Bono was inspired to write after seeing the violence in El Salvador a nation ‘equipped’ by the United States. “Into the ‘arms’ of America” the song states – shot by bullets supplied by the U.S.. And where should people go who have been affected by our terrible underground wars coaxed and guided by our leaders and weapons – to the United States of course. So, if Gheen is so fond of this song why doesn’t he work to help those affected rather then advocate walls and expulsion?
Many people are passionate for their causes, but passion does not equate to positivity or negativity. It’s more like drunkenness which only magnifies the person’s mood – angry, sad, happy, etc. In the case of William Gheen I do see passion for his cause, but I don’t see any ‘positive’ attempt to really investment in either solving his singular issue of choice or really understanding the fact that so many in the world truly prefer human rights over gated communities – or a gated country.
So let’s look at Gheen’s use of U2’s “Bullet The Blue Sky” which is almost like Woody Allen having Skrewdriver to do the soundtrack for his next movie.
Here are the lyrics for Bullet The Blue Sky:
In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails into the souls on a tree of pain
From the firefly a red-orange glow
I see the face of fear
Running scared in the valley below
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
In locust wind comes a rattle and hum
Jacob wrestled the angel
And the angel was overcome
You plant a demon seed
You’ll raise a flower on fire
I see them burning crosses
I see the flames higher and higher
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
This guy comes up to me
His face red like a rose on a thorn bush
Like all the colors of a royal flush
And he’s peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping ‘em down
One hundred, two hundred
And I can see those fighter planes
I can see those fighter planes
Across the mud huts where the children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
Take the staircase to the first floor
Turn the key and slowly unlock the door
As a man breathes into a saxophone
Through the walls we hear the city groan
Outside it’s America
Outside it’s America
‘So I’m back in my hotel room,
With Johnnie Coltrane and the love supreme,
In the next room I hear some woman scream out,
That her lover’s turning off,
Turning on the television,
I can’t tell the difference between :-
ABC news, Hill Street Blues
And some preacher in the old time gospel hour
Stealing money from the sick and the old
Well the God I believe in ain’t short of cash Mister !!’
See across the view
See the sky ripped open
See the rain pounding the women and children
Into the arms of America……
It’s obvious this song is against mindless aggression towards others and the profiteering of arms and fear. While I imagine Gheen does not support our destruction of other countries (though I can’t be sure) he certainly has no problem ignoring the harm America has done the countries of those who now reside here as undocumented migrants.
Explanation of the meaning of “Bullet The Blue Sky” from Wikipedia:
The song was originally written about the United States’ military intervention during the 1980s in the El Salvador Civil War. Bono told The Edge to “put El Salvador through an amplifier”. The song is a combination of The Edge’s guitar slides, Adam Clayton’s laid back bassline, Larry Mullen Jr.’s cold drumming and Bono’s aggressive and growly vocals during the verses, and a spoken word section during the bridge. Clayton played the song in a different key from the rest of the band: Clayton’s bass riffs are in E flat minor while The Edge is playing D flat. Bono was thinking of American President Ronald Reagan as he sang “This guy comes up to me / His face red like a rose on a thorn bush / Like all the colors of a royal flush / And he’s peeling off those dollar bills / Slapping them down.”- Wikipedia
Now on to the show:
Hello American slaves and heroes welcome back to the Last American Standing show. I am your host William Gheen and it’s time to tune in, turn on and take our country back. (from this point on please read Gheen’s words like Bukowski reads “The Touts, The Nuns, The Grocery Clerks and You” – You are upset America, you are unhappy with the direction of our nation and that is because we the people are no longer in control of the direction of our nation. The power of our free people has been usurped by elites and aristocrats and by global monetary forces that could care less if we die as long as they continue to tax us and get paid to bury us. Many of you are upset with your loss of privacy, freedoms, your loss of security. Many of you are upset about perpetual wars, political correctness (see the inability to be racist without being called out), social engineering and the bankrupting of America. (but don’t be upset about the bankrupting of the rest of the developing world.) Many of you are upset at our corrupt politicians, our loss of election’s integrity, rampant bias and censorship and the mainstream liberal corporate media and upset with your new special interest rulers in Washington. Many of you are upset with the economy, the declining dollar, gas prices, food prices, foreclosures, bank failures, loss wages, lost jobs, poisoned food from Mexico, poisoned toys for your babies from China, the destruction of our once great nation and of course one of the biggest issue in America – the final blow, the coup de grâce, the final symptom on a dying patient, the gain green and the gang rape (gang rape?) of America known as illegal immigration.
Let’s stop here because I think what Gheen says is interesting when you realize his beef with the U.S. government mirrors the way he feels non-citizens should be treated in this country.
“They could care less if we die” – this I would assert is Gheen’s opinion of migrants – he could care less….. given that he supports “attrition through enforcement.”
“Get paid to bury us” – how about “get paid to deport us.”
“Upset with your loss” – Many undocumented migrants are being detained and the “loss” is being experienced by their children and families, but Gheen cares little for this “loss.” Gheen speaks of the “loss” of good ol’ American comfort.
His opening remarks also fail to recognize that ‘we’ are “we the people” and we don’t agree with Gheen. Everything to these anti-migrants or anti-undocumented is about ownership. “Our country”, “our nation” and “our free people” (if they’re free how can they be yours?). The undocumented take “your jobs”, steal “your taxes”, and apparently are “gang raping” “your country.”
Speaking of this comment from Gheen not three minutes into his show – I was getting queasy with his blaming Mexico for poison food and his imagery of a baby when mentioning China and the chemicals found in the toys produced there, but his use of “gang rape” to describe undocumented immigration is ill and twisted. It’s a sick analogy born from a sick mind.
Gheen fights the problem he sees in those above him – the “elites”, “aristocrats”, “global monetary forces” and “corrupt politicians” by turning his anger on those beneath him (so to speak) – the undocumented migrant. Rather than shake the mindset that one group has control or ownership of another he simply acts towards those beneath him as those above treat him. Some people simply call this type of person a bully. Sadly, he fails to recognize something quite simple to so many others – the very thing that causes people to be callous and “care less” towards others is the lack of a heart and soul. More specifically it’s a lack of empathy towards the suffering of others. So just as the “elites” care little for you, me or Gheen – Gheen and the anti-migrant mindset care little for the undocumented migrant. And it’s important to note that their anti-Hispanic tirades isolate and vilify legal citizens as well.
In Gheens world the migrant is not a person looking for a better life rather they’re an invader – a person who seeks to destroy us. While the law does not define an undocumented migrant as an invader it does state that entering the country without permission is a civil misdemeanor. Well that’s not good enough to get people all riled up so what do you do? Simple, you find one of these people that have committed a civil misdemeanor and who have committed a violent felony such as murder. You then jam their story into a Gotcha gun and make sure the goop gets on every undocumented migrant.
I can hear the objection now – but everyone does this in an attempt to win others to their side – didn’t the pro-migrant community just work to expose the story of Luis Ramirez? Yes, but the difference is we didn’t attempt to incriminate every white U.S. citizen along with those teenagers. What we are incriminating and exposing is a mindset – one that makes it necessary for minorities to band together and fight for their rights and one that has been fostered by the many anti-migrant groups that focus on undocumented Latinos calling them “invaders”, “hordes” and much worse things I’ll not mention here.
The Bologna family murder and the murder of Luis Ramirez were both heinous and despicable. You could state that both could have been avoided if the undocumented migrant in the story hadn’t been here, but the truth is murder is a sickness born of an ill society which cares little for one another. This sickness is picked up everyday and it was recently found in the callous actions of Jim D. Adkisson. Murder is exported and it is imported. If people like Gheen want to play “if this than that” we can go back as far as he wants and we’ll find that the “that” of two days ago is a result of the “this” from a few or hundreds of years ago. But that will not solve the current condition of hostility nor will it solve the problem of murder or any other crime.
Since Gheen fights for “legal” immigration I hope he’ll help us make the many caring and hard working people currently undocumented “legal” because if he’d been advocating for “legal” immigration a few years ago many would be.
That’s all I can handle of Gheen for now. All I was able to get through was 2 minutes and 11 seconds of the show. I’ll resume at a later date.