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).
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.
Up late this morning. A little unusual for me.
You ever feel like life is just futile?
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
Read the following article on Alternet. Read it now. Be afraid.
Be very afraid.
Democracy and Elections: In a dramatic speech, Chris Hedges warns that the nation is on the verge of becoming a full-blown corporate state.
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