- In response to 'BAIT & SWITCH' columen, Angela asked:
"What are we going to do about it"?
- There are several things that we must begin 'to do about
it.' First we must recognize that we've let ourselves become "pod
people" as in those creatures from the Body Snatchers, in the cult-
film of the 1950's.
- We have cocooned ourselves into that very tiny space
that contains a cell-phone and maybe an i-pod, with little or no contact
with the outside world. We used to talk before 'walk-man's' before the
internet; before we began to realize that in the United States there
is only one political party with two different names, but only one set
of priorities. And even-before we realized that the Media is not there
to give us the information that is necessary to run a democratically structured
Republic: Something very primal in all of us just 'knew' that 'this can't
be right'! Yet despite all of that, we stopped talking to and with each
other, and that simple act might just have sealed our death warrants.
- Conversation and discussion is the life-blood of any
real society; but we've traded it all for some trinkets and some technological
substitutes that give us nothing but 24-7 monitoring by Big Brother in
virtually every aspect of what we still call "our lives."
- 'Who we are' is defined by what we DO. When we fail to
'do' anything then we have failed ourselves in that most basic of all
requirements: our duty to ourselves and to others to assist with keeping
the society alive and well-for at the end of the day we are all social
animals-each of us having a distinctive self and our own private thoughts.
What's missing is our willingness to keep that part of each one of us
that is uniquely individual and capable of deciding things for ourselves:
without the need to be instructed about every facet of our lives.
- Back in the mid 1990's we let the Extreme-Left destroy
our natural tendency to discriminate (to personally decide between choices
based on our personal experience and our own knowledge of right and wrong).
When we did that we tore down our own defenses and cleared this path for
the fascist police-state that now walks this land unopposed.
- "1994: "All the moves toward decency, excellence,
maturity, and compassion have been made. They seem to have come to nothing.
Everyone talks and nobody listens. Boneheaded vulgarians are honored
for their stupidity. "
- 2002: Our sanctioned officials speak only of security,
of terror and of war. Nothing happens except the systematic destruction
of the Constitution, our personal freedoms and our way of life. Nobody
talks, nobody votes, and no one wants to look at the results of those
two inter-related actions. Meanwhile the Cretans global power grab proceeds
apace, with new targets added weekly to the national hit list - of both
countries and individuals who are now targets of American fanaticism in
our maniacal drive to steal the world's resources.
- 1994: "Politics is an ice jam of accusation and
obstruction, the hardest vulgarians honored for their cynicism, its good
men fleeing to tend private gardens. Pop culture both feeds and reflects
the larger society, and as evidence of collapse it is chilling."
- 2002 Politics has ceased to be contentious, there is
no longer an organized resistance to the edicts flowing from the White
House. The vulgarians once headed by Newt Gingrich have won. Admiral
Poindexter, a felon, is now in-charge of Total Information Access; which
is a newly proposed government seizure of all personal information on
every citizen, without regard for either criminal or terrorist culpability.
The idea is to acquire all personal and financial information, on every
citizen, and then match a crime to fit whatever pattern is potentially
indicated by the records seized. This one probably came directly from
the pages of the novel "1984."
- As far as culture goes, pop or otherwise - that has disappeared
into the vacuum created by the government mantra for War! War! Lots more
War!' There's simply no money or energy left in the population for any
other topic. The bad guys won, and they want to sell the public the idea
that because they've wrapped all this garbage in the flag - this is the
American way of the future - and it's all bullshit." (1)
- None of these things are new, they always happen at the
end of every Empire that has ever come to this place in their particular
circle of Rise & Fall.
- However we have a distinct advantage over all those other
fallen Empires. We have the benefit of a technology that can bring the
entire world into the room with anyone that wants to know anything about
this world or what has happened to anyone or anything that has preceded
us. We need to use the tools we have, which are considerable, to overthrow
this suffocating system that too many still subscribe to the world over.
There are government and media offices in every major city, along with
the debris of what used to be major newspapers: All of these offices can
be written to, called, faxed and routinely demonstrated against: yet the
public has still not been moved to action.
- What will it take for you to do the simple things like
talking to others that you know, or to the strangers in the lines you
might find yourself waiting in, wherever that might be? Conversation is
a lot different than spewing out a party-line: it involves the little
things that rankle all of us; the incompetence, the arrogance of government,
the sheer waste of resources and of other people's talents-the list is
endless-and the time you spend in observation and in listening as well
as speaking, is well spent indeed. http://www.kirwanesque.com/deck/milestones/9_s.htm
- There is very little time left for such things, but we
have to begin somewhere if this Nightmare is ever to be interrupted. What
better way to begin than to start finding out about your fellow human
beings Angela, as well as what might be lurking just beneath the surface
- 1) Endgame Revisted: