You may think this is an unusual title, but for the man behind these words, it is a new adventure. As some of you know, I like to live life and because of opportunity that came my way I will soon start crabbing in the Gulf of Mexico, a far cry from the fields of corn my eyes have seen for so many years. Maybe I will write more about the experience. I just wanted to tell you that change is nessesary for life to continue, so why not try to steer it the direction you want. In life we all reach a fork in the road and we must think about the direction our lives are headed, and then choose.
Archive for March, 2008
I have been away only to return to the one place we can still find truth, the Web. It is so easy to get lost in the real world, forgetting that this is all a carefully thought out society, designed to keep very few people in power. I cannot say when or how, or even if we will ever be free from their will, but I know that we must be aware of who they are and what they are planning. Be carefull of those you look up to in the media,for your heroes today will soon be discovered to be carefully manipulated puppets that were placed infront of us to give us the illusion of hope while we sink into even greater darkness… Why is the web, created by the government, seem to be the last place to gather for free speach?… Do you find it odd. Could it be the very web that was spun only to catch the very people who oppose and will fight the future changes that will take place. How easy we make it for them to find us… Soon the spider will eat its pray, are you ready?
Walk softly in the spiders’ web for fear the spider will find you!
God Damn America. Most Americans don’t agree with that statement. Presidential candidate Barrack Obama doesn’t and yesterday in Philadelphia gave another inspiring speech denouncing much of what Reverend Wright delivered from the pulpit.
Unlike many politicians Obama didn’t distance himself from Reverend Wright but embraced him. At one point Obama said, “As imperfect as he may be, he has been like family to me.” I think every person in America understood exactly what that means. You don’t throw your family away even though they may be embarrassing at times.
My mother always told me to hate the sin but love the sinner. I think that’s a subtlety lost on many of todays right wing politicians and religious leaders. Many of whom just a few short weeks ago were implying Obama was a Muslim are now saying Obama has been going to a Christian Church for years where the pastor is a racist. I guess the idea is to throw enough mud untill it sticks.
To his credit Obama was mostly silent on the attempted religious slurs (even though being a Muslim is not a slur) but tackled the issue of race firmly and decisively. He continued and clarified his campaign of hope and unity saying, “We can dismiss Reverend Wright as a crank or a demoagogue, just as some have dismissed Geraldine Ferraro, in the aftermath of her recent statements, as harboring some deep-seated racial bias, but race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now. We would be making the same mistake that Rev. Wright made in his offending sermons about America — to simplify and stereotype and amplify the negative to the point that it distorts reality.”
What was once an inspiring, hopeful campaign has degenerated into a typical election. Lots of name calling and mudslinging with new ideas and fresh viewpoints the first and costliest casualties. What happened?
First, the most outspoken and different were marginalized and painted as kooks. On the republican side Ron Paul is the most obvious. During the debates he was rarely asked any substantive questions. Off camera his name was rarely mentioned along with the heavy-weights. So despite the intense interest and excitement he generated, especially with younger voters, a large part of this country was denied access to his ideas.
Another candidate, Mike Huckabee, also brought new ideas and fresh insight to the race. I do not remember anyone discussing his tax plan but we all heard about his religious views. Personally I don’t care if someone thinks the moon is made out of green cheese if they have a fair and sensible tax plan. To Mr. Huckabees’ credit he did stay in the race but the news outlets never discussed his positions but instead focused on how he couldn’t win.
On the democratic side candidates like Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Bill Richardson, etc. were also all but ignored at the debates and in the mainstream media. Mr. Gravel was labeled the grouchy old man, Dennis Kucinich the guy who saw flying saucers and the others as being unable to generate enough interest to win the nomination. And now we have two candidates in the Democratic party, one on the Republican side. What are their stances on the issues?