“What's the difference between BUSH/CHENEY protecting America from another 9-11, and O.J. Simpson looking for the ‘real’ killer?”
I caught Thomas P.M. Barnett giving his NEW MAP briefing AT THE PENTAGON where he preached to the choir about why we were going to war and why we'd KEEP going to war, and was stunned to see the hidden message in the timeline he used. Starting with 9-11; which he described as a Gordian Knot blow - GOOD when Alexander did it - against America, delivered by those who could strike in no other way, he showed how Bush delivered his own attack on the entire Middle East and a possible Caliphate (not to mention seizing another country's oil fields - BAD when Saddam did it - and building mega-bases in the heart of that possible Caliphate) with the invasion of Iraq. All this presented as a good thing. Looking at the graphic depicting these twin axe attacks on the splintering door of History however, one immediately saw the actual link between 9-11 and the invasion of Iraq. The latter wasn't possible without the former, and those who stood to gain from one, gained from the other.
“We'll need a WAR-TIME President. We'll need a War. We'll need a REASON for the War.”
Seven years later, it all makes perfect sense, especially when the BUSH/CHENEY post-game wrap-up consists solely of reminding us that we haven't been attacked since. A statement they may have KNOWN they could make all that time.
Didn't anyone see "W"? Doesn't anyone remember the man that would play Cheney bragging about having his wire hangers made in China in "Down and Out in Beverly Hills"?
Or Brando's farewell to HIS Captain Bligh?
“You remarkable Pig. You can thank whatever Pig God you pray to that you haven't turned me into a murderer.”
Like a terrorized Wendy Torrance shrieking behind her splintering door, America has been traumatized by the unthinkable reality of who is actually wielding the axe.
The Stockholm Syndrome on Acid. BAD Acid.
I don't know Barack Obama, but I'm troubled by the fact that when Ron Paul was asked if there was ANY hope that the things he campaigned against might change and a better America might come to pass, he just shook his head and delivered the ugly truth. Such a change for the better could only come from better people in Congress, and there just weren't any. He didn't append: “Except for Barack Obama.”
I might be able to hang out with Barack for an hour or two, but that, is just what those who voted for George W. Bush thought about the future war criminal they made the most powerful man in the world; an executioner made mass murderer by those who calculated that 3,000+ American lives were acceptable collateral damage for getting their way for two terms.
DETECT A PATTERN?
We should all think twice about gratefully following his polar-opposite replacement; the obvious choice such a group would offer us after 8 years of disaster if they wanted their way for the NEXT two terms. CHANGE blinding us to all the things that are staying the same.
“...the dishonesty of the narrative.”
Problem. Reaction. Solution.
What if an Artist ran for President?
5,197 American soldiers HAVE NOT been killed in occupied Iraq.
iparty.ms continues to be supported by McCain's webmaster (as good a person to name a Starship after as I have yet not to meet. Not to worry, Saikowski Station, the CHEN, Science Vessel BEATTIE, and the USS AKINS are all being built as we speak). The iParty Blog ended up linked to 911 Truth and the Paradigm Research Group, and I've added the new TRIGGERS: COSMIC & Otherwise, which I may continue to add to (if Sarah Palin is serious about her Media Malpractice madness, SOUTH PARK will take care of her. Richard Lewis can take on anyone else). I was even able to return to the previous HOLLOW DAYS to update "We Do Not Torture", with the truth over a year later; NOT too long to be proven right. The Neoprotocols got me an invitation to Phoenix's Mountain Temple Halloween Party from Brother Blue himself, and running knowing you can't win (dance although EVERYONE is watching), may have gotten me my credit on the first (there will be another) assumptions album.
SARAH PALIN IS NOT VICE-PRESIDENT.
Running for President IS it's own reward, but there was a moment where I wondered if the sacrifices I'd made had been worth it. My best, NOT good enough. One feeling I know I share with both George W. Bush and Barack Obama*.
"What if an Artist ran for President", might have ended up being answered with: "He couldn't even save his own neighbors..."
So MY closure finally comes, with a vindicating email I recently received from a remarkable woman I came to know as "R for Relentless":
Uchh. Makes me ill. Selling our kids out for the almighty buck. I did not see that article. Thanks for sending it.... or should I say don't show me any more stuff like that?!! I just lose sleep over it!
I was out of town for 2 weeks and just got back last week. I recently heard your message and have been meaning to touch base with you. Thanks for your kind (and funny) words.
Yes, we won!
The application for our site was permanently withdrawn. It happened right after we notified them we had an attorney on the case, although I believe they were already realizing there was more opposition than they originally thought.
Who knows if the monster will rear its ugly head again down the road. For now, it is over and I'm going back to being just a mom (wink).
Happy healthy new year to you and your mom.
I based my contribution to the Good Fight on Rod Serling's "monsters" that came to Maple Street. Neighbors, who threatened by an invisible fear, a nameless Panic, ultimately turned on themselves when they couldn't find a real enemy. To the never-ending credit of those who defended Stresemann & Lamas, that didn't happen here, and THAT may be the Hope that will define the next two terms.
"Lawyering up" may be the solution in the old world of compound interest, usury, fractional-reserve banking, credit ratings, rent, TRUST FUNDS, and monthly bills with their life-threatening penalties - but Art, perfect Freedom, and the Soul that is Their true home, will be the currency in the new world to come where Love will be the only Law. Home, wherever you are. A world perhaps already here. Three years away at the most.
“I'll meet you in the next one, don't be late!”
Don't be late.
My Name is Michael Sterling, and I'm turning off my TV for a while. Except for Fridays at 10|9c.
* One last thing about Obama - the only good thing I'll say for now. During the Alfred Smith Dinner where DC's elite gathered to see McCain and Obama make fun of each other, I watched as the nasty side came out of the Senator from Arizona. Funny himself, he couldn't help wading into the deep & dirty "More American than You" waters his running mate would eventually jump into fouling them even more, as he got laughs with jokes designed to set the bar way too high for Obama who would follow him. Jokes that didn't bring humor to his eyes. Laughter, though real, that didn't last. Brought NO JOY to the hearts assembled. Hearts that hungered for more, not less. A disingenuous routine that only made me uncomfortable. It was good to see him lighten up even though it only revealed his real goal; not to make people laugh, but to make his opponent look bad. Obama didn't just clear the bar - he sailed over it like it wasn't even there - and everyone, McCain included, breathed an audible sigh of relief as they finally got to see what they had been waiting for. Maybe things began to turn around at that very moment, and Obama will sail over the obstacles placed in his way since just as easily.
If so, I, and those like me, may finally STAND DOWN, "turn the page", and welcome the new Administration. Forgive us if our caution is kind of like Jeremiah Johnson saying "HOW" to an Indian.
If he's as cool as those who have finally won - all those that are hungry still - hope he is, he'll understand.
PEACE BE UPON HIM.
“Great Spirit - Honor Us as we honor You.”
The World IS more than we know.
SO SAY WE ALL.