Friday, May 17, 2013

Rise Up

Such is the way of the world
You can never know
Just where to put all your faith
And how will it grow?
Gonna rise up 
Burning black holes in dark memories
Gonna rise up
Turning mistakes into gold...

Such is the passage of time
Too fast to fold
Suddenly swallowed by signs
Lo and behold
Gonna rise up
Find my direction magnetically
Gonna rise up
Throw down my ace in the hole

Friday, May 3, 2013

We fight the good fight

I'm not a Roman, but I imagine during the time of the Roman Empire, the typical Roman might not have viewed the government they were controlled by as an empire, only pushing across the world to supports its ideology, monetary wishes, religious choices, etc.  Yet we define them as an empire.   So it makes sense to possibly, just possibly, think of this most amazing, democracy, freedom loving place called America as an empire.  It also stems from this that it's #1 goal, as is the #1 goal of everything on the planet including the planet itself, is self-preservation.  To meet this end, one of the tools of this empire is to quash any and all rhetoric and activities that call into question the American empire and its activities   Hence, the word terrorism.  Acts of wanton violence are of course not good.  Also not good is preventable heart disease, deaths by car accidents, deaths from falling, drowning, suicide, airplane crashes, and even deaths form excessive colds.  All of these, ALL, cause more deaths annually then "terrorism".  Yet interestingly, the amount of money spent combating terrorism versus combating the major causes of death for American citizens  is staggeringly disproportionate.

or another way of looking at it:

Why?  What is the purpose of the government using fear to force our military, press, and its citizens to living in a state of perpetual questioning of terrorism and its deadliness while ignoring the actual casuses of death to the citizens of the country?  Who, or what, could benefit from this sort of institution?  Who, or what, seems to benefit from EVERY established institution in this country and who, or what, seems to consistently be at the short of the stick by these institutions?  

When you question  they call you a terrorist.  And they have a pretty big budget to stop people from questioning.