The Texas Bohemian

Word artist. Jack of all Trades.

9/11 and History

Watch me go out here on this limb and loose my credibility (and maybe get myself on that Homeland Security black list–if it isn’t there already).

Three targets are chosen to maximize the effect of the attack… . Fueled by the media, fear and panic spread quickly, fracturing and dividing the country until at last the true goal comes into view… . Some believed it was the work of God Himself… . Several extremists are tried, found guilty… a memorial is built to canonize their victims.
But the end result, the true genius of the plan, was the fear. Fear became the ultimate tool of this government…. The rest, as they say, is history.~ – V

Last night the kids and I watched a movie called “V. for Vendetta”. It was a four-hour movie on FX about a dark, masked “terrorist” who was actually trying to break a totalitarian regime that had overtaken Britain. I’d never heard about it before. It was dark, brooding, terrifying, and fatalistic. And it has some interesting parallels to 9/11.

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September 11, 2008 Posted by | Politics. | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Morning

Up late this morning. A little unusual for me.

You ever feel like life is just futile?

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July 6, 2008 Posted by | Blather | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Third Day, Or…

Maybe, the beginning of the end?

Yesterday was a pleasant day.  The kids were doing well.  We got a little work accomplished outside.  School went well.  Daddy didn’t have to go into bear mode all day.  The TV wasn’t on at all except for an hour with a History Channel show about ancient underwater discoveries.  The little ones were in bed by then and I didn’t pay much attention to the show even though I turned it on.  Nobody else was watching at all.

There were plenty of thoughts in my head yesterday.  One of them sprouted into a full-blown post.  And I pestered the single Yahoo group I’m on now with more musings.  I spent quite a bit of time at my desk scouring news sources for real information.  Life in this tree-lined cage is difficult for someone whose  heart beats to GO.  I drove a long-haul truck a few times just to see the country.  I long for a way to get back on the open road!  …I digress.

The three children who are at this moment down the hall quietly working on math sheets and other school stuff are three beats of the four/four rythm of my heartbeat.  My wife, off at work, rounds out the tune.  Although our household is topsy-tervy compared to the “average” home I am the leader of this little band and hold the greatest responsibility.  As the days go by I grow more concerned about our kids’ future and about what we really should do. Continue reading

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Blather | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

If you’re not worried, you should be!

Read the following article on Alternet. Read it now. Be afraid.

Be very afraid.


America’s Democratic Collapse

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig

Democracy and Elections: In a dramatic speech, Chris Hedges warns that the nation is on the verge of becoming a full-blown corporate state.

http://www.alternet.org/democracy/86973/

These aren’t my words. I couldn’t have said them better, though. They’re a tiny excerpt of the article:

The country I live in today uses the same words to describe itself, the same patriotic symbols and iconography, the same national myths, but only the shell remains. Continue reading

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Politics. | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment