“If our imagination doesn’t stimulate us to action,
it’s a drug keeping us alive
rather than nourishment for the adventure of life.”
“You can win a battle with an angel
if you can ignite her heart with your flaming soul.”
He preferred devils in heels to naked angels and wound up in hell. After falling for a fallen angel he ripened for the bare truth. Together they rescued each other and escaped to the wilds outside paradise.
“Boy meets girl and they strive to survive and thrive.
Everything else is jive.”
Passion for justice warms the breast of a golden bird.
She’ll take to the sky for her song to be heard.
Flocks of people will leave the herd.
“Uncertainty sends the brave on the trail of discovery
and the coward on the route of the herd.”
A one-winged angel can’t fly,
can’t whisper in your ear
what you need to hear.
But angels are messengers of light.
If they can’t fly, they write.
The devil dresses in designer wings
flys in loops and loudly sings.
He dazzles the crowd and steals the day
from damaged angels with something to say.
Other angels both quick and strong
sing about right and write about wrong.
The devil’s wings seem somewhat worn.
Another day is about to be born.
“Everyone doing what they can is enough to do what needs to be done.”
The slogan ”Support our troops” illustrates how nonsense can capture the passion of millions of people.
Why support the troops? Unthinkingly, it is assumed that the troops protect American lives and liberties. In reality—and its neither secret or controversial—the troops are creating storms of hatred and generating terrorists prepared to offer their lives to harm Americans. The troops—occupying, torturing and killing people far away in poor countries—are threatening rather than protecting US citizens. Should the troops be brought home from the 900 bases throughout the world, the USA would be the safest country in the world. Ever!
By the way, should support include the troops at Guantanamo? How about those engaged in drone attacks killing grandmas and babies? Should the mercenaries be supported as well?
Why this unthinking support for the troops? Why not support the teachers? Or the underpaid service workers? Or the homeless? Not to mention those who have served as troops and are now treated as trash and committing suicide at epidemic rates?
The main question is whose troops are these anyway? Who is meant by ”our” troops. The majority of the American people have voted to end the wars. How can ”our” troops be engaged in wars we don’t want? Are ”our” troops serving the people or the banksters? Who is growing rich on ”our” troops and who is growing poor, going hungry and losing their homes paying for them?
I suspect that troops that belonged to the American people would be marching in another direction.
“Terror is terrible, war even more.”
How come they have so many secrets from us, but we can’t have any from them? Cameras are everywhere watching us all the time. They are supposed to be our representatives. Shouldn’t we be watching them? They listen to our phones, read our mails and track our computer activity. If we don’t have the freedom to speak, listen, read and write IN PRIVATE, we don’t have any freedom at all. Is our lack of freedom a secret?
“We are free to do whatever our rulers allow.
Our obedience will be rewarded with lack of punishment.”