- If we want to know what's really happening now we have
to go deeper into how we behave, and how that behavior has affected the
nightmares we're living in.
- Too many have forgotten how to have a conversation, we
no longer think for ourselves, and we have accepted the fact that everyone,
every one, now lies about everything. To "expect" the lies is
to have lost all personal responsibility in or for, anything that matters.
For the most part, most no longer actually read the news for themselves,
instead they just accept the headlines - and this is easy when "news
stories" are just a sentence long three if it's major.
- San Francisco Chronicle 5/9/04: "With troop commitments
growing, the cost of the war in Iraq could top $150 billion through the
next fiscal year - as much as three times what the White House had originally
estimated. And, according to congressional researchers and outside budget
experts, the war and continuing occupation could total $300 billion over
the next decade, making this one of the costliest military campaigns in
modern times." And that's only a dollar figure subject to change,
and does not count the loss in human lives.
- This began when we entered Regan's 'Morning in America.'
You remember that, when Ronnie began his presidency on the backs of the
444 American hostages in Iran. That was a cozy little deal that erased
Jimmy Carter, and handed Ronnie his office.
- 'The Gipper' went on to introduce America to lies unending
and to deceptions on a global scale. Look it up! You'll find the current
criminals from Iran-contra are now all back in government, and now at the
highest levels. For his parting shot Ronnie left us with 'Greed is Good.'
But all politicians often do dastardly things the crime is that we
obviously bought all of it!
- What did we become? For one thing we've become putty
in the hands of a thoroughly corrupt government that LIES about everything
they do. They still have not finished the 911 investigation, and now it's
been discovered that they destroyed the air traffic control tapes of that
day: "The destruction occurred even though the FAA sent a directive
three days after the hijackings: ``Retain and secure until further notice
ALL Administrative/Operational data and records. ..."
- Will anyone really care? Will anyone go to jail? Why
not? Because too many believe that this behavior is now normal, and therefore
- Or this: Rumsfeld admits the tortures happened, and are
horrific, but calls any attempt to remove him 'partisan' and that he is
capable of handling this what's up with these people who think they
get second, third, or fourth chance? Hey they got away with stealing the
White House, and 911, with zero consequences so why not this as well?
"The groundwork for the current policy of pre-emptive war and for
the U.S. to conduct its affairs as the sole superpower that permits no
challengers, was established in the 1991-92 Defence Policy Guidance, drafted
in Cheney's office, while he was Secretary of Defence." Has anyone
bothered to nail Cheney for his design for the criminally insane Bush Doctrine
so long ago? Of course not, because that's ancient history and could never
have any bearing on anything today!
- They KNOW we're frozen in time, and that we will not
act against them. Are we going to prove them right by continuing to look
the other way?
- We have the attention span of a gnat, and all the determination
of a butterfly in a typhoon. Many look to others for any kind of direction,
physical, mental, moral or spiritual - and would never dream of actually
formulating their own point of view and especially NOT outside the norms.
In all of this the "polls" are used to justify the summation
of the average temperature of the herd, while signifying absolutely nothing
relevant at all.
- Americans want to see themselves as powerful, dominant
figures in the world. But Americans tend to run from everything, stand
for nothing, and fight for even less. Most are personal cowards, self-indulgent
to a degree last seen during the collapse of the Roman Empire. Given our
"new status" under the Bush Doctrine, we largely exist upon the
land as a plague of consumption, a continued blight upon any necessary
introspection. Our behavior is deeply disturbing in our dark tendencies
toward violence and hate that show themselves in everything we do and say.
An instance that proves this is that many in Iraq used images of torture
as screen savers. We believe that we can lead the world, when nothing could
be further from the truth!
- There's more than just what we've allowed our government
to do. There's how we see ourselves, and what we fail to notice there.
- Whatever people may be thinking is usually, not relevant
to much of anything at all. That sounds harsh, but there is no other explanation
for the shallowness of our world-view, the obsessions that tend to dominate
personal ambitions, not to mention the fact that we've killed and buried
most of our real emotions decades ago.
- Having overdone this escape from reality, we've come
to see "the polls" as some kind of magic lantern that can point
the way to what we need to do.
- Not only do polls NOT matter - neither does that vast
and recently created herd mentality have any bearing on what we call "our
precious little lives." It seems we've become a nation of machine
parts, flesh and blood as cogs in the mechanical plans of others for our
lives. Or as Lawrence Durrell said: We're only footnotes in the pages of
other peoples lives.'
- Americans are fond of saying "maybe we've sold out"
- but that's a lie as well. No one can sell what was never possessed in
the first place. We for the most part, were never really anything but an
ambulatory collection of appetites and reactions. 'We' could not "sell
out" because we never were anything at all to begin with.
- Take all of the above, and let those who believe in that,
become involved in "electing anyone to anything" and the outcome
is as obscene as Bush on drugs. To watch any "election cycle"
play out - is to subject oneself to tedium and rage. To "become involved"
when involvement is only part of a party directed organization, is to compound
existing problems; by adding mechanical texts to conflicted thought that
can never equal anything but deeper failure. This society is broken and
to seek answers from those with the sledgehammers still in hand is idiocy!
In fact, actions such as these 'organized involvements' tend to shatter
far more of what's left of this place, than they have ever contributed
- What context does all this happen in? What's missing
still is the realization that politics is a contact activity, not a spectator
driven sport. When we stop talking about our troubles on the net, and take
our complaints directly to the streets, then things will change, and not
- Many say they want to "just get out." That's
no solution. That just moves the failures to a new address. And this presupposes
that there are other places in the world that would have us; that those
places would tolerate the fetishes and preferences that we might bring.
Those who want to flee are also indirectly part of that hive-mind that
have devoted their lives to becoming active and "influential"
members of what used to be called the establishment. This then is self-delusional,
as well as incorrect.
- Reading back over the above, the situation looks very
grim - but that's because it is. "We" didn't get here overnight;
indeed we've spent well over the last half-century becoming the blob within
the bubble that we are today. About the only thing on most horizons now
are lots of very sharply pointed objects, that all seem to be aimed directly
at the bubbles that we're living in. Not all of those objects will stop
at penetration of the outer membrane. Many of the sharp things are actually
quite deadly and some will destroy not only a few bubbles, but also maybe
even the mechanism that is churning out the bubbles in the first place?
This event will not be televised, nor will a poll be taken on the outcome.
The group mind and the hive mentality will be destroyed when those bubbles
finally fail to protect us from the truth.
- There will be survivors of course. Most of them won't
be among the ones who lived without reality; but when those bubbles become
just so much shattered glass the survivors will have to live in what reality
is really like!
- The only thing certain then will be change, and changes
will continue, the question is will you?