Wednesday, May 18, 2005

George Bush and The Pope

At this point I don't see much difference between the Vatican and George
Bush. Even George originally uttered the word "Crusade". And, just like the
people before us we all sit here without a chance to make it different. Soldiers
are hired, hundreds of thousand women and children die and the nobility
parties onward tossing some bread and circuses our way. Oh, yes and along
the way throw 'em a patsy or two to keep them hopeful.

Let's face it we are all sinners here so we all need to move onward towards
a new enlightenment. I suspect December 21st, 2012 will be the start of that
new consciousness. ;-)

- j -

Monday, May 16, 2005

TV or your Kids?

I was reading one of my favorite wackos on the net. A person that goes by the name of Joe Vialls. Anyway, he posed a very interesting question. If you had a choice, would you throw away your TV's, CD, DVDs, etc., or your children?

You know one needs to really think about this. This is not such a frivolous or purely rhetorical question. We are sending our children and the children of others to death every day. Why, because of our TV's, CD's, DVDs.,etc. It is perverse reality.

On a purely logical level, if we didn't have these devices we certainly wouldn't need all the energy and oil we currently consume. So the asset wars of gaining control over natural resources wouldn't seem to be so necessary. This might appeal to the Luddite in us. I admit to being guilty of having that deep seated desire to see all the lights go out. Suddenly, George and I would be completely equal. What good is money when the all the computers can't be turned on? Oh, and your getting hungrier and hungrier. Would you sell you children for food?

Then we get to the point of the sublime. Without the incessant broadcasting of advertising and Hollywood news imagery what would you deem important? Would sending off your children to war be appropriate? Without a quick hip shake and sound bite would the important matters of G-d, family, country and constitution become more studied and more revered?

Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Bigs!

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the new word is "bigs". Instantly the beauty of English and the black accented jargon of basketball has created a new noun out of an overworn basketball adjective, big.

The funny thing was, I think I was just telling my mother about how this new noun keeps creeping into the language, when sure enough, I turned a page in the NY Post and there was a headline with "Bigs" in it. Bigs, as in the forwards and centers of basketball or the power brokers and haves of finance.

So, forget the Big Leagues, I want to be in Bigs League.