This is my view today from this hill. One person already remarked this place looks like the north pole and Santa's wonderland. After all the snow of this winter I have remarked my self as to how this part is supposed to be some part of the South. I would beg to differ with the past winter weather. My welcome to NC was a bucket of cold well water freshly drawn and dumped on my head early. Yet the pleasure is all mine......
I just saw Ms Clinton on the early news calling for Internet freedom. Iran is chasing anything that looks like a journalist and beating them both before and after arresting them. In Egypt, we had Ali Jazeera. In Iran, we got college kids holding cell phones. Via de revolution....
I have never been a Clinton fan of either stripe. When I announced to my feminist friends I was an Obama supporter, all their jaws dropped at me and I was ridiculed for being a hypocrite.
No one seems to remember that in Jun 2010 Ms Clinton was praising Internet freedom openly on the media. Then Wikileaks started releasing cables and suddenly Internet freedom was bad. Now suddenly it is good again. Egypt had the Internet supposedly completely cut off but luckily they had a Google blogger/hero to get the word out.
Ms Clinton has now seen the Internet as good/bad/good all in the space of less than nine months.
Yet with the Patriot Act up for not just renewal but a vote for permanent law the call is still security. And the spotlight is anywhere but on that fact and not just one law but a sweeping group of laws that weaken and completely remove many parts of our basic so called freedoms will disappear in one signature, there is no debate. No coverage. Our news spotlight in the middle east blares. We got the Grammy Awards for more consumer stimulus. There is no outcry over the loss of search and seizure, identity documents made mandatory, government spying, the right to freedom of papers, books, community association.....
I have relatives who tell me that the y define the word 'terrorist' as a person who wants to come and 'destroy our way of life' and 'They hate us because we have freedoms they don't.'
That list above is one that was sent in a protest to one of the Greek emperors, FYI. In some cruel twist of fate, all of it applies to the Patriot Act. History does repeat. Twisted in some way, tho'.
I been looking at the coming budget. More Bull shit. The US is completely bankrupt. The banksters robbed the US taxpayers blind during the bank heist and there is still no outcry. The US borrows on the bond market every Wednesday morning. These bonds are short term debt and resell again 30 days later. The US is only paying the low interest on them and selling them again. Every 30 days many notes or bonds are sold medium term. A mix of 5,10. 30 years bonds are sold and these are long term. Our own government is buying our own bonds in some crazed insanity fluke that will result in hopeful criminal arrest for all involved.
It is like a couple who are broke writing bad checks to each other out of the joint account at the bank. Then selling the checks at a cheap flea market and promising to buy them back later for more money. Sad part is all this borrowing is ripping out huge chunks of available monies for all countries and the others are jealous at the flea market. Soon they are gonna refuse to buy the bad checks and then the seller will have to pack up and take his shit back home. And when you are running the huge beast that has become our federal govt, the SOB will stop in its tracks like the huge monster it has become.
The complete bankruptcy of the US govt is not a secret. I have watched complete discussions on Internet TV on Bloomberg news. Lots of fat Asians and middle Eastern types discuss this at three and four am when I turn it on. Every time a new quarterly rate is discussed by the Fed I am watching these discussions. I have seen the so called Fed boys Bernake and Paulson slime their way thru these interviews. I go read the traders on Wall Street give tips to each other over on MarketWatch e-zine and ponder it all.If I have learned any damn thing from Open Salon it is read blogs but especially the comments. People get into details there and you can learn one hell of a lot of ground details.
Reading details of what is coming down the pipes in this economy next has been an addiction of mine I admit openly here. Reading and listening to one side or the other be it banksters or the masses is like some scary movie.
Yet I think of asking anyone if the revolution will ever make the shores of the US, people look at me like I have lost it.
The revolution they see is one where everyone else wants to become American. Supposedly.
The don't hear others laughing at the blaring propaganda coming from media in our country. They laugh. No one wants their laptops taken and searched coming thru American airports. No one wants scanned at the huge snafus that have become open searches to fly on a plane. No one worships the Dream anymore. Yet the madness of horror in other countries where speaking out brings lead poisoning your personal way. Or the horrors of indefinite detention and torture. God save us all from that.
Brought to you by Cheney and Co..limited....
I think so many are holding out with baited breath. If only the economy will pick back up. The hope of the coming recovery is all that is keeping the patient laying still and not running thru the streets screaming. If the masses knew the true story of this madness, open riots and insanity of all stripes would surface.
Measuring a man by the yardstick of a few numbers on a computer monitor is insanity. Selling your soul to the man and doing things with no morals to up them numbers is a American past time well over sold. And mental illness rises everyday. The connection stands there like the 800 lb gorilla and more TV blares for distraction.
We tear out each others throats like the mad dogs we have become.
We forget our human self in this process and become monsters. Our soul is wounded and we lash out at each other from personal pain.
and the man behind the curtain laughs and smokes his cigar.....
We all sense the rape but refuse to admit it even to ourselves in the quiet of the night.
and continue to refuse to open our eyes.
Or ridicule to naysayers and call them insane.
And pass the time living in dreamtime saying only if.....
I wrote this fine rant with partial sarcasm early this morning about when I took this picture. I sent it in an email and was encouraged to share.
I do loves me rants.....