Time with a reference point

        Albert Einstein knew the value of time. He watched clocks for hours upon hours and dreamed up scenario after scenario of what happens when we move through space and time and how that movement effected us all. And one thing he found throughout his revelations was that you needed a reference point if you are to truly understand where you are going and where you have been.       

       When it comes to Americans theses days, that reference point, is Sept 11th 2001. From that point on all of our lives changed. From that day on Red America became redder and Blue America somehow got a pie in the face. Religion became not a guideline but a founding father that we suddenly not only trusted but looked to for safety, purpose and reason, lest we loose our sanity in a world gone mad with anger. And to match the world’s hysteria America’s leaders have acted like fanatics throwing rock and roll records on a blazing bonfire and deemed that our inalienable rights are not so inalienable!         

         A steady dose of gut wrenching media has us all believing the barbarians are at the door and ready to carry our loved ones away in one fell swoop. Given the world we live in being vigilant is not such a bad idea. But in this I, me, mine, mind of everyday conservancy, being vigilant means no one can have any ice cream lest they be the rich and powerful. It all needs to be locked up until those in power declare it is safe for us. “Thank yu massah for takins such good care of ol’ Toby!” By Ice cream of course, you know I mean your rights.       

       The latest assault on our rights is currently being touted as most of the others were; “as in, for our own protection.” It’s an Executive Order that seeks among other things to take away your property if it is found that you do not support the current administrations agenda. Now we have already for the sake of our own protection lost the right to hear what we have been accused of when locked a way; the right not to be tortured till we tell what we know or never did know; and of course the right to a trial by a jury of our own peers. If you think a military tribunal is a trial of your peers, you’re reading the wrong blog.      

      This Executive Order basically says from what I have seen that if you are deemed anti war, or in any way affecting the peace of good old Iraq, the Secretary of the Treasury can take all your stuff. That includes your company if you own one and all your property including your funds. Of course while they are taking you away in the middle of the night, don’t expect all this to be in the paper come the next day. Those that took you have no legal reason to report it.      

        You can read this executive order yourself here and from there decide what your plan of action should be. It’s all pretty scary. You can write your Congressman an e-mail and tell him to oppose this one, if you are so inclined. I recently read that the Government of France listens to its people, because it is scared of them while here in America we the people are scared of our Government and that is why it doesn’t listen to us. Before Sept 11th I would never have dreamed that to be true, but I have a different reference point for that now, and you should too!

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One Response to Time with a reference point

  1. Sandy C. Smith says:

    My comments are those from history as it repeats itself and I have quoted below. My concern is who is reading and teaching history anymore and, who’s history is being taught?? Yes, wake up America before it is too late!

    “Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship,or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship …Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy.All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”
    Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II

    “Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear-kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor-with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it …”
    General Douglas MacArthur, 1957

    In the councils of government, we must guard against unwarranted influence,
    whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The
    potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will
    persist.”President Dwight D. Eisenhower in his Farewell Address, 1961

    Confucius: “The way of a superior man is threefold: virtuous, he is therefore free from anxiety; wise, he istherefore free from perplexity; bold, he is therefore free from fear.”

    Jesus, “My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid.”

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