Monday, March 12, 2007

The New Prisoners' Dilemma

"One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

This is how I remember the Pledge of Allegiance. Certainly not an accurate description of America in 2007.

Should have added: "who can afford it."

I was a child in 1954, and would bet today that many of you weren't even born when the words originally written as a patriotic oath became a public prayer.

How many of you remember what happened when you refused to stand?

Felt that way recently?

We are all created equal, but on a level that is unaccessible as long as we focus moment by moment on our attachment to what makes us different.

In the beginning was the Word, not words.

To paraphrase Comedian Richard Jeni: "Holy Wars are fought by groups killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend."

HALLIBURTON is moving to Dubai. Maybe their port deal will go through now.

The U.S. Attorney who busted Randy "DUKE" Cunningham has been fired. Maybe America's favorite "gomer" killer will be pardoned too.

Jerry Falwell cleared it all up: "THERE ARE NO BONES OF JESUS!"

American Idyll, American Idol, American idle. Our choice.

Your choice.

"Choose wisely..."


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