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Actions by Fractions
My readings are left in
nature and my thoughts follow the same swing, but sometimes it
seems just too much reality of reality. The feelings of being
overwhelmed and ineffectual make me want to escape into those soap
commercials of the '60s. So after hours and days of reading and
following the world events, I long for a Twinkie, a Hummer, pop
music, or just a momentary belief in a conservative falsehood.
Would this be my relief from my reality? Would this be my outlet
from taking action, from making a difference?
I am not the only one
that fantasizes about temporary conversion of ideology. My friends
around me profess the same moments of escapism.
A friend of mine and
co-worker in our progressive music community radio station in
Quincy, Calif., admitted that sometimes she turns the dial to the
pop station in town to just to get a fix of the '80s music that
aired when she was in high school. My rail thin girlfriend admits
to me that she sometimes buys a bag of Cheetos and pounds them down
like golden spikes in the train tracks to cellulite heaven. For
myself, biking up Horse Gulch a couple weeks ago on a vacation to
Durango, I was almost run over by some gonzo downhillers that drove
me off the smooth pack into the rocks and bushes. Scrambling to get
back onto the track left me thinking what collateral damage I could
have done if I had only bought a Hummer instead of pedaling a
Diamondback X-6. So maybe we all have moments where we tip-toe
across the line just to check in and see if our chosen paths are
really the way we want to go.
So as I continue to read
and continue to be exposed to the current events of the world, I am
torn between making a difference, learning more or just plain
giving up and tuning out. The items I read, for example; the May
issue of the Progressive
, an article details how
the Bush inner circle handles their own who are outspoken on the
current policies on terrorism or war in Iraq. In the same issue of
the Progressive , David Barsamian interviews Noam
Chomsky, who restates his preference for Kerry stipulating that
Kerry is only a fraction better than Bush. Chomsky also seems
resigned. Or perhaps the movie "Windhorse" about modern Tibet that
played at the Abbey Theatre a couple weeks ago. Watching the Sony
Handy cam movie, secretly filmed in Tibet, I exited the theatre
that evening wanting to help the people crossing the Himalayans
with a donation. Sure, my 60 bucks will buy them a real cool
looking winter coat for some winter Himalayan trekking or English
classes so they can understand the VOA broadcast, promising a
better life in the world under "our" oppression by the Bush war
machine. But would my actions of a donation really make a
I am told that what I
read or watch above is called agit-prop by the right. That agit
part could not be truer. As I read, I certainly get agitated, but
propaganda, I doubt it. How could words or movies that expose
corruption and an uncaring attitude for people or the environment
we live in, be propaganda? Yet, I admit I read, watch, learn and it
A momentary break from
the agitation might be listening to pop music over the sound of
crunching Cheetos in a Hummer, however the issues will still be
there when the Hummer runs out of gas.
A friend of mine invited me to a
Democratic function next week, I declined. I'm all ready on board
if not overboard. I thought if I want to make a difference then
maybe I could attend a Republican event, find out what they are up
to. I will be a leftie in sheep's clothing. I could subvert them by
whispering words of kindness in their ears. I might mold a few
minds there, even if ever so slightly. So maybe that is where my
efforts to making a difference could help?
It turns out that what I
read and watch, while admittedly agitating me, are also providing
me with the answers to my over stimulation and feelings of loss of
ability to effect a change.
Remembering how I left
the Abbey, shaking the hand of the Tibetan guest for the evening
wanting to help the Tibetan cause, I reflected on what I could
really do to help. I wanted to believe that sending money would
help; deep down there was a feeling that it would, but I was
missing something, a certain click that would let me know that I
was making a difference. Writing about and reflecting on what I
read, the answer to how I felt was sitting right there in the
Progressive interview, where Chomsky said in effect, you're going
to have an effect a fraction at a time, it's not gong to happen
over night but that fraction "can translate into large outcomes."
Maybe writing this piece will help, maybe my 60 bucks will help,
but whatever it is that's going to help, it's going to be a
fraction at a time.
Wake up to what is about to happen
Dear Editors:Give thanks for the town
crier in the times of old with vigilance and his care for the
people. Your freedom as you know it is soon to end. Because of the
apathetic and complacent mindset of the majority of you, this
ship/country is headed for the rocks of destruction simply because
many do not care.
This we all know: The
Christ will teach you to care. Lucifer/Satan will brainwash you to
not care.Your actions/in-actions will earn your just rewards.
Please wake up to what is about to happen.
God forbid but, what if
there were another globalist-funded 911 type of event and,
according to plan, it prevented the election thus making
Bush/Cheney dictator while at the same time placing you all under
martial law lock down? Could this happen? Did 911? Your freedom and
rights are now permanently gone!
If you have any record
at all or are caught outside, you are an enemy combatant and will
be machine-gunned down along with your family just like in Iraq.
And the draft you were all told about has just sent your children,
male and female 18-39, off to war with Syria and Iran.
Do you care?
All this, according to
the documented "PNAC" plans of the neo-cons running this madhouse
administration and their masters with the Illuminati "Protocols of
the Learned Elders of Zion." Isn't it funny that there is no real
aggressive campaigning for the Bush camp, and that there are
reports of some of his big city campaign offices being
Do you care?
Refuse to be a part of
either of the main political camps because they are the same old
Skull and Bones Luciferian/Satanist garbage either way.
Do you care?
If you continue to
remain asleep, unprepared and careless about such
possibilities/probabilities, then this all may become a reality
sooner than you think.
Remember this: Freedom
is prerequisite to spiritual growth. Without it, there is no
growth. If there is no true spiritual growth in a society, it too
will go the way of the dinosaur.