Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Best of GOEM....no.3(volumes 85-116)....take your time.

The Best of Global Outrage/Musings of an Educated


Man.....no.3(volumes 85-116)


The moon bares witness to the folly of coming night as stars play their masters and children dance on coals.

November 21st, 2008

With the economy spinning out of control and unemployment climbing to heights not seen in my lifetime, I have been finding myself thinking of the Dow Jones and S&P 500 as a limbo party on board a cruise ship, where the destination is unknown, and we have no captain, no map or course to chart. I see us continually dancing along, our hands waving in the air and some, some of us falling to our knees, tears streaming down our cheeks and praying for whatever it is, to come, to spare us and lift us far far away from here. Meanwhile, others go along without a care, not wanting to face the mirror that has become our feeble existence.
Maybe it will bring the revival of simplicity. A rebirth to the ways of myth and legend. A life where we find meaning and hope in what we do in our everyday life occurrences without question. Seeing the wonder and the divine in the most mundane circumstances; just try brushing your teeth with your other hand sometime.
Maybe the revelations of realization that we should only want we've already got or been given will return to our natural tendencies, and only making purchases in the extreme necessity would somehow bring us back to reason.

Maybe it's all created fear and hysteria? Maybe what we should be doing is packing our things and violently storming the gates of our nation's Capital and demanding that the seven hundred and fifty billion that we've loaned to the soon to be nationalized financial institutions be given back to it's rightly owner, the American People. Maybe we should be more outraged and be asking what the.......?

November 30th, 2008

We all were spending beyond our means and now it's time to pay the piper.
Responsibility is growing up.
It's not fun, but it is necessary.
That plasma flat screen cable t.v is just going to have to wait.
Reading a book sounds great, or maybe just taking a walk outside.
No head phones, no Ipod.
Nothing to listen to except myself, and I think way too much.
I know Karla. I hear ya.
It is time to embrace what have.  Instead of reaching for things we want, reaching for things we need.

December 9th, 2008

Does anyone know this? That during the Stock market crash of 1929, the stock market didn't regain it's highs of 1927 until 1954!!!! 1954!! I know that it is all cyclical and that every generation looks back on the one before and thinks, yeah, but that was different, and these kids today?? What's with them and their crazy clothes and music? Is it all just a little bit of history repeating?



December 20th, 2008

It wasn't meant to be, the thoughts in my head,
placing me where I shouldn't be and changing my mind instead.
I now find myself heading on the correct path in the right direction.
A teacher I will become, learning never to cease,
but knowledge will always encompass and I will impart it to my students,
so that it will ever increase.


December 29th, 2008

It is amazing that 2000 years ago, St. John of Patmos would write the book of Revelation and would predict the end to come at the town of Megiddo, just outside of Jerusalem, and for this area of the world, because of it's embrace of three major religions would still remain relevant to this day. Is it all just a means to separate us from each other? Why did God have to pick that part of the World for Yahweh to be feared, Jesus to die and be resurrected and Muhammad to ascend to heaven? Is there a shadow group of elites since the dawn of time, that has only continued to propagate these "myths" or "facts" so that they will continue to have a means to divide and conquer the masses? Or maybe I simply think too much?

January 1st, 2009

2009 is here and as year's go, it shouldn't be any worse than 2008. 2+9 equals 11, and 11 means new beginnings. 9/11 equals, 9+1+1=11, that's why it happened when it did. They planned it that way. The twin towers, two big erect 1's, fall down, the end of an era and the beginning of another. Call me crazy, I can live with it.
 And I'm telling you, there is something fishy about the government's need to push everyone into digital television. They are giving us money to go and buy converter boxes. They want us to go out and buy more stuff that we don't need. They don't even do this type of thing to encourage people to get registered to vote. I'm just saying. Call me crazy, I can live with it.

January 3rd, 2009

 There Should be Sparks
 The lightning
 that struck me once before
 has seemingly left the storm,
 and all that I saw
 when I approached her
 was the consolation
 of a wet blanket
 that once was warm.



January 9th, 2009

Dire signs and ominous sounds come muttering to us through horrific job reports, local corporate buyouts(Best Buy), and endless wars, frustration and humanitarian crises in the Gaza strip (Israel once funded HAMAS to fight the Arafat led PLO, sounds familiar like the US funding IRAQ to fight IRAN) where the meek are not inheriting the earth, only bloodshed and the loss of whole families. The Happy Holiday shopping and relative greeting season has given way to grim forecasts, limited possibilities and mounting national debt. But, there may be a silver lining in all of this. Hear me out people. Maybe the Global Financial Crisis was necessary as a means for a world shift in consciousness, from the material to focusing on the immaterial, from the self to the whole. History has shown that revolutions only occur when the people find themselves so downtrodden that they will take it no more, and only then will they demand action and results. These may just be the birth pangs of a new global awakening. The poles are shifting. The playing field is being leveled and maybe, just maybe, our aspirations for what is necessary, for what is truly important like good will towards others, no matter their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or social standing will rise above the unimportant complacency of what is not needed, only desired because of its relative ease of past tradition. 
On December 21st, 2012 an occurrence that only occurs once every 25,800 years will take place. The Earth will be in exact alignment with the Sun and the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, which scientist's have found has a black hole in the center. What does it all mean? Where are we headed?


January 15th, 2009

It is only fitting that the first of the new century of Global Musings be on the night of his farewell address. I feel empathy for him as I do President Nixon. It has to be the most challenging job in the world, but one that he wanted and maybe stole in 2000?? But I digress. In his eight years as president, we've seen 9/11, the invasion and hopefully liberation and birth of democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq. We've witnessed Guantanamo Bay and Abu Graib. We've been through Katrina and now the economic crisis, and we've left no child behind in the process. They just have to run to catch up.

"Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear." General Douglas MacArthur

"The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." James Madison

"It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world." George Washington


January 19th, 2009

I'm very suspicious of the fan fare that has been given to Obama's inauguration. I know that it's historic and that it's a sign of how far we've come as country and I'm proud of that, but I cannot remember there ever being so much media coverage and media dry humping over one man. I hope that he does have some answers to our country's ills, but putting all of our faith into one man is what happened to Germany. It's very eerie to me, to see a special on HBO with a concert for the man, and Bruce Springsteen is there, and Beyonce and Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks, and he hasn't even done anything yet? Am I being racist for simply being cautious? I voted for the man, but then again he was the lesser of two evils and Ron Paul never had a chance, and Paul Wellstone was murdered in 2002. Never before in the history of politics has a man risen so far so fast, and he's already got two autobiographies. Two. If ever there was a candidate for the anti-christ, he would have to be on the short list. Look at all of the power and control that we've got centralized into the office of the President in just the past 8 years. He's had a pretty good set up reliever for him in George W. Bush and his administration; now all he has to do is close the thing out. I hope to God he doesn't. But it does seem quite surreal what's happening nowadays and the falling over each other the way the major media outlets have been to get close to the man. So, I am keeping my eyes on the road ahead with both hands on the wheel.


January 23rd,2009

Is there anyway we can get justice other than watching Law & Order? What do we have to do to have these horrible excuses for human beings get their just desserts instead of desserts, while we get stale bread and salmonella from bad peanut butter? Is there anyone out there who can be the Robert F. Kennedy taking on the Mob? Bernie Madoff is on house arrest for swindling $50 billion from his maybe not so bright investors, and isn't it a crime more serious than selling dope? Is there anyone out there who has the guts to stand up and ask the hard questions to get the results, or are we all too scared to know the truth of the extent to their diabolical plans? Oh no, that would hurt the economy. We can't do that. What the???!! If you have been living under a rock, the economy is already hurting from a financial crisis created by financial firms that create nothing but simply move money from one place to the next and continue to do business as usual and go on with their mergers and acquisitions in order to better position themselves once the long neglected phrase of recession is over. Please, oh please Mr. President, grow the necessary (insert male genitalia here) to do what is right and what is necessary and hold these people's feet to the fire that is burning out of control before we are left with even less than what we've got left and do the right thing, please. Put childish things aside, grow up and grow a pair.


February 13th, 2009

But yet I remain hopeful and confident that this turbulent time will be one of invention, catharsis and growth. It may just be the best time to invest in the market since the mid 80's. If you have 20-30 years to watch shrewd investments develop into retirement funds instead of relying on a soon to be non-existent social security program, the future looks very bright indeed, if it all doesn't end on December 22nd, 2012. Buy low, sell high. It can't get much lower can it? Imagine if they had privatized social security the way W. had wanted? Lehman Bros. and Goldman Sachs in charge of your social security account? Good call. How about if you just wrap those up in some mortgage backed securities if you will? The economy is fundamentally strong".  As Thomas Friedman said, "The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones." 
Creation requires destruction. Renewal. Rebirth. Strength and courage. Adversity develops character. I hope.

February 21st, 2009

Can we consciously will for the well being of others through concentrated thought, prayer, meditation and by being open to whatever invisible force there is out there protecting the universe and everyone of us in it? Do some of us have more of a heightened awareness of it than others? Is that why some of us heal faster than others? Or Is it just genetics? How do individual cells know to develop into two eyes, two hands, two feet and two ears and one brain? Do our thoughts reside in other places outside of our brains'? Why is there is a sense of attraction to someone or something? There must be an intelligent design or force making these things happen or is it all just blind luck? Do the dead stay behind in the "Field" and can they cause harm or do good after their physical bodies have gone? What is the importance with ley lines and the many sacred sites that have dotted the Earth since recorded history? Is there more reality in our dreams than in the illusion we call our waking lives?
For I believe in the power of the force. The power of attraction through the action and belief of positive thought, and that Quantum physics and the string theory that posits, that all things are connected by a zero point magnetic field, and that we all need to be open to the thought and belief that anything is possible. Because if you can think it, than it is. Maybe not now, but in the future. So if you get the chance, please take a glance, browse a review, or simply read "The Field-The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe ", by Lynne Mctaggart, c.2008.
It can't hurt anything. It can only help. Seriously, and as we all know, the world sure needs some positive thoughts these days. 


April 1st, 2009

If I were the Clash, at one time, the most important band in the world, I would be singing my own song, "London Calling". But, I'm not, and only the world's elite will be doing that come tomorrow as they jangle the keys to the asylum in front of our very eyes. The day after April Fools' is only appropriate timing for the people that think of anything other than coincidence, because we've all been fooled again by the masters' that hold the strings, and we dangle, bouncy bouncy bounce for their enjoyment to run like rats in our cubicle cages nibbling for that ever just out of reach piece of cheese that sits atop open hands well manicured and their laughing eyes from their house arrest confinements because they stole and keep stealing billions away from ordinary tax payers. Oh, to be young again. Maybe the G20 meeting in London is a good thing. A plan will be developed for a worldwide recovery from the mess that they put us in. The same people in charge of supplying the solution are the same as those that have given us the problems. Oh, to be young again. There may be violence and there will be outrage and there should be outrage. I was outraged once, and sometimes I was even taken seriously. Oh, to be young again. I am guessing that Mr. Barack Obama will be emerging from his whirlwind world tour as the undoubted king of swing. The golden calf in carmel colored skin with a million dollar smile. He's been on the cover of every magazine for the past year and a half and you have to admit that his inauguration was something almost biblical. The answer man. The man with the plan. At least that's how the major media darlings will portray him. Then again, I voted for him. And then again, look what he was left with. But I digress. And then he will go on to meet with the leaders of the Czech Republic and Turkey and offer them the United States unwavoring support for anything against the still from the viewpoint of the western world, the much despised USSR, China and their threatening quasi-capitalism and Iran and their beautiful yet shrouded women and their unrealistic and unfortunately uneducated clergy, in what may be the first steps towards World War III. Should we be checking his scalp for three little sixes?
Oh, to be young again.   


April 26th, 2009

The spring rain is greeting my backyard window pane with the pitter patter of falling feet touching the glass from God's outstretched toes that seem to need their nails clipped,  and touching down on the deck and stucco that bounces to the ever greening grass below. Puddles form along the side streets and the brick brack courtyards church bells ring to the drive way behind the house and beyond. And yet I still sit wondering, will I get the Swine Flu? Is this the pestilence that was warned about thousands of years ago by a distant relative on the island of Patmos? Are we hearing wars and rumors of more wars amongst the people picketing against the higher taxes and ever expanding reach of bigger brother's federal government as we slowly slide to a global centralized bank in the hands of a waiting dictator who will have all the power in the world to do whatever he or she may want? Or am I on too many medications like the rest of America and the quickly growing population of the world to notice or to be trusted with knowing the difference? Or is it all going to end on the 21st of December in 2012?


May 9th, 2009

Was the global economic collapse coordinated with the intent of starting over with a clean slate in place throughout the world, to impose the rules of the Chicago School of Economics main theory of "laissez-faire" fostered by Nobel Prize winner economist Milton Friedman?
"that Chile under Chicago School rule was offering a glimpse of the future of the global economy, a pattern that would repeat again and again, from Russia to South Africa to Argentina: an urban bubble of frenetic speculation and dubious accounting fueling super profits and frantic consumerism, ringed by the ghostly factories and rotting infrastructure of a development past; roughly half the population excluded from the economy altogether; out-of-control corruption and cronyism; decimation of nationally owned small and medium-sized businesses; a huge transfer of wealth from public to private hands, followed by a huge transfer of private debts into public hands." Naomi Klein The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007)
Can we say "Bail-out"?? Eerily clairvoyant.


September 15th, 2009

A week ago, on 9/9/9 or maybe it was really an upside down 6/6/6, our young president gave what may turn out to be his most important speech in his young presidency, when he stood before Congress and pleaded for Universal Healthcare. It was as if once again, he was saying to himself, "I've saved the day, for the time being." Even Nancy Pelosi, whose bo-tox hasn't slowed her ability to speak,  was fumbling over her own words announcing his introduction, and thank God Biden didn't have to open up his mouth. Whoa, that would've been our Kanye West moment. The Democrat majority in Congress though was very apparent, "but let me be clear," there is much work to be done. Maybe we need a tax on soda pop for our ever increasing nanny state to save the day. We can't get thin without a tax. That's common sense. But for now, the health insurance companies are the boogey man to fear and yet, the financial institutions that helped get us into the mess that we are currently in are continuing to do their own little song and dance and getting away from any actual reform at all. Oh how sweet it was, Lehman Brothers, where are you now? Our President continues to tip toe on the fence, causing our ever impatient media and ourselves to question, which side is he exactly on? What exactly does he want? Does he do this in homage to Lincoln who always kept people guessing? One thing is for sure, he can sure as hell give one heck of a speech. And come on, people, that's what got him elected. He's inspirational and charismatic. A true politician. Now he's trying to be the biggest community organizer the world has ever known, and good for him. We need a community these days, we don't need twitter updates. But, what's to say that your employer won't drop health coverage if a public option is being offered? It would save a lot of money for businesses, and that in the end is the bottom line. Shareholders over employees, unless you want to risk your retirement again on your 401k that's up to you. "It's time to give every American the same opportunity we give ourselves", damn straight. That got a thumbs up endorsement from Mccain. But, instead of drug testing our athletes, lets start drug testing our elected officials. How about that? But where are the death panels? Won't all the senior citizens be considered expendable. We will all be required to have health insurance, just like car insurance. Sounds reasonable, no sending a man to the moon or anything like that. By the way, did you hear, we aren't going back to the moon. Too expensive. Too expensive??? They just print more money. That's all. But maybe we didn't go in the first place? I kid I kid.  "Significant details need to be ironed out," chuckle chuckle chuckle from the audience. Isn't that the truth. "I just want to hold them accountable." Yeah, no two page TARP application for those guys. The financial institutions sure got it right in the kisser, didn't they. Oh, wait, his whole cabinet is former Wall Street execs. That's right. Tim Geitner, you did one helluva job as Fed Chairman of New York. Good thing you kept it all in line when you were in charge. Now, you're Secretary of the Treasury, going to DisneyWorld next? Hank Paulsen former Treasury Sec. was former Head of Goldman Sachs, and who got a nice big bailout instead of Lehman Brothers, you guessed it, good old Goldman. Anyhow, everyone sitting on their hands during the speech was old and white. That's the party I want to belong to. Ha. But, hey Mr. President, what happened to getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan? What about shutting down Guantanamo? "Hey, my door is always open," if you have enough cash. Sorry, did I just say that. But Mr. President, please end the speech while going for the jugular, bring up Ted Kennedy, and talk about moral issues for social justice and "the character of our country," while our men and women continue to fight in wars we will never win. "I still believe.....", was it his best speech yet? I don't know, but you have to give us hope in order to cover up for the things that won't be taken care of. Not much has changed from 4 years ago has it? We just substituted a better speaker.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just in time for the Holidays......................

The Best of The Global Outrage of an Educated Man.........no.2 (vols. 67-84)

I saw it on the television.


August 31st, 2008

Personally, I think they need to move New Orleans about 100 miles north. It's just a thought. And maybe move St. Paul 10 miles closer to Minneapolis, because nobody in the major media can tell the difference between the two anyway, and nobody from Minneapolis seems to venture over to our other city very much anyhow.

Fanaticism can be both Christian and Islamic. There can be no deviation from that. None. Remember, Guantamo is still open. We have places to put you people. Salt of the earth type people. But we must remain vigilant. We must remain on guard, because the terrorists will never stop. Ever. 


September 20th, 2008

It's nice to know that the average citizen doesn't have a safety net as neat and tidy as the Federal Government does for Wall Street big businesses. I know that if the federal government didn't step up to the plate and beg for more money to stave off another Depression we would all be going for each other's throats and looting and burning whatever cash we do have on hand, because we'd realize once and for all that not only is our country morally bankrupt but financially as well. 700 Billion dollars on top of the 10 billion that we are spending every month in Iraq. Who would want to be President of the United States? Look at what they are going to inherit. Ouch. But at least the President has been telling us that our Economy has been "fundamentally sound." Whew, that is a relief. I almost thought we may be in trouble here. I mean how much is our dollar really worth when all we do is print more and send more out into the marketplace when we know in our heart of hearts that we are never going to pay off our national debt. Never. Then again, if the world is going to end or whatever changes might occur by December 22, 2012, this is kind of leading us down that thorny path. Can't you just smell the roses?


October 4th, 2008

They did it. It is done. It's finished. Signed and sealed and hopefully it will deliver us from the brink of extinction. Although, I still plan to get eyeglasses as soon as possible, because when it all falls apart in the end and the players are left watching the house of cards that they've built come crashing down, it's not going to be easy to get saline solution and disinfectant for contact lenses when there is widespread looting and murder over fossil fuels at the gas pumps. What we've seen in the just the last 8 years is right on schedule with an end date of December 22, 2012. We've witnessed 9/11, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, The Mortgage boom and bust and now the credit crisis. What they told us was $700 billion but will probably cost us $5-$10 trillion. Of course they are going to low-ball us. Why not? The average American is clueless anyhow. So, we now have Henry Paulson, who was once head of the investment firm, Goldman Sachs, to be the lone man in charge of pricing and buying the bad debt. The man who was partly in charge of creating those exotic mortgage backed securities known as collateralized debt obligations, is now going to be the one to help "bail" us out. That's right. We're all in jail, we're all enslaved and only a few of us know it. I have to believe that Goldman Sachs will be one of the first firms with their hands out to get "bail" out money. Just a hunch. It is the fox guarding the chicken coop.

"I will make them famous, you will know their names." John "The original Maverick" Mccain


October 11th, 2008

Has not this current economic crisis got you at least a little concerned? Problem, Reaction, Solution. That's how they operate. They create a problem, wait for the public's reaction and then wheel out the solution. That's how the Patriot Act got passed so quickly. How else would you get the American public to give up their civil liberties? Tell them that it's necessary in order to stop terrorism. We don't want "the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." Now they have a reason to wheel out their steps towards a one world currency. Create a problem that would affect the world's economies, wait for the public to react in a frenzy of panic and fear, and then say wait, we've got the solution right here; let's just have everyone back at zero and playing on the same level. Taa-daaa. You may be laughing to yourselves and saying "Scharber, he's crazy. He's paranoid. He's finally lost it."

We are being led down a slippery path towards socialism. The United States Government is taking control of our banks. We are handing over our "free" markets to the G-7. But then again, would you have expected anything less from these blood suckers. They are vampires that feed on the fear that they create. Only blood sucking vampires would say that it's crazy and utopian to dream of peace. We need to get a grip and get educated. People be ready. Get ready. Remember, December 22nd, 2012. And if I'm wrong and that day comes and goes without a sound or a hiccup, I will bother you no more, at least about 2012, I promise.


November 1st, 2008

Now, let me focus my attention on the recent ads against Al Franken. If I understand them correctly, Al Franken "humiliates minorities, believes child abuse to be a joke, writes pornography, demeans women and laughs at the disabled." The only thing they leave out is that "he drowns puppies in garbage cans filled with dirty water."
Wow. Good thing Norm Coleman went positive.
Maybe we all should have the knowledge like Michelle Bachmann that we "are right in our hearts", and "embrace Freedom and Liberty".
If you could get more generalized than that, let me know.
Which leads me finally to Barack Obama's Wednesday the 29th of October 2008, 30 minute propagandadvertisement on three major networks. How do you compete with that?
I mean, I'm voting for the man, but honestly, have not the powers that be and the unseen hands already placed the mantle upon his head?
And 4 years ago, nobody knew his name and he was a junior senator from Illinois that simply gave one of the best speeches at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston.
I just hope he delivers on what he has been promising, because if I remember correctly, George H. W. Bush, in 1988 said "No new taxes." And what did he do? Raise taxes.
No wonder William Jefferson Clinton is such a good friend of his.
Oh how we are fooled into believing that there is a difference between the two parties.
Freedom is a choice between the lesser of two evils once every 4 years. But then again, maybe I'm too cynical? 
Maybe we only have a little over three years left until a giant shift in cosmic consciousness comes along to change us for the better? Or worse? December 22, 2012.
I will state it again, that if I'm wrong I will be the first to admit it.
However, you'll have to admit that we are inching ever closer to a one world economy and a one world government would you not?
The Global Economic crisis is necessary for the tip toe to totalitarianism. We've already begun socializing our financial institutions. The next is Health Care.
They don't just let things happen without a reason. The ends justify their means. 9/11?? Bam. The Patriot Act. The War on Terror?? A War that will never end.
Just keep on keepin on, and trying to pay the bills.
"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
So get out and vote. That's entertainment.


November 3rd, 2008

Historic times are we a part of. An historic election is only a day away. I hope that Obama is victorious, if for the only reason being that he would get us out of Iraq, but then who are we kidding. The money that we've been sending there will only be sent then to Afghanistan. It will never end.


November 4th, 2008

The Republican Party may have to do some soul searching after tonight. Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage and Sean Hannity will be chomping at the bit. I think it's only fair. Eight years of W. We should get at least four from Obama.


November 15th, 2008

What we have in America today is the costliest enterprise that our country has ever been a part of, besides the on going, ever increasing balance of the price of war in IRAQ. What we've spent as a country, on the economic bailouts, is more than what we spent as a country during World War II, adjusted for inflation. And we've only been doing this for the last two months. Or have we??
We are teetering on the precipice. Well, that's what they've been telling us everyday and every night.
They've given a bailout for people to get back into their houses; but what good is that going to do when they don't have a job?
Gas prices are getting lower right now, so people can drive to jobs they don't have. I'm sorry, it's getting contagious out there.
Remember to get your flu shot.
Someone slap me.
Maybe we need a gigantic shift. A drastic change.
It was only 150 years ago that as a nation and a world we were leaving the Agricultural society (business and farming don't mix) and beginning the Industrial revolution (man and machine don't mix??).
Maybe now, we are going through the "birth pangs" the prophets had spoken of thousands of years ago.
People, the age of Aquariuous is about to begin and a new age will start.
For, without pain, there is no growth.
So lets not go jumping out of windows and declaring that the sky is falling just yet.
2012 is still some years away.
Or maybe that is all a part of what we are moving towards?
We as a people, use only 10% of our brains.
That's scientific fact, and you can't stop science, even Costanza knows that.
Maybe these drastic measures are pushing our subconscious to use more than the normal 10%.
Maybe we'll all be able to become the image that is God, in ourselves.
We were made in its image, and maybe finally, we will begin to start using it for the better of mankind.
For that, I am hopeful, and I keep my eyes on the horizon.

More is on the way, check your stockings.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Are You Serious??

The Global Musings of an Educated Man..................vol.122
The following has been submitted to the theater group at Metro State University as monologue, in the hopes that they will present it on stage in April.

Somewhere between the birth of Man and knowing the Sun was King,

            To the time we thought the Earth was flat,

            The human being has begun to believe,

            That our own selves are the

            Center of the ever expanding everything.

            But I wonder,

            During the time of Buddha, Yahweh, Christ, Muhammed and Shakespeare,

            Did they ever need Viagra, Prozac or Paxil?


            I wish I could come to you and discuss the benefits of having cell phones attached to each and everyone's head, allowing more and more people to make calls while being stuck in traffic to and from their cubicle occupations for hours every week. Discussing what to make for dinner. Where to pick up the kids from at the mall, if they hadn't already been abducted and had their pictures placed upon cartons of milk while you eat your morning cereal before going off to deal with the pain you call your job or made to be the latest 24 hour tragedy to overtake the airwaves of our beloved cable news networks. I wish I could discuss the benefits of I-Pods and not having to communicate with strangers. To be able to download porn right to your cell phones, to attach those headphones and climb a stair-master instead of walking outside in your own safe neighborhood without the fear of being held up or raped at gunpoint.  I wish I could say that the oceans rising mean nothing to me. Social Security being there when I need it is not realistic. I wish I could come here without knowing that China owns our beloved country.  But I can't. I can't even smoke a joint to relax.

            WAR WAR WAR and more WAR. Protecting this country means blowing other ones up. Democracy is good. Democracy is great. Democracy works when people participate and don't allow their leaders to become dictators, because Fascism loves complacency. There is never ending war to maintain peace, so just go buy another i-pod, go buy another flat screen LCD HD TV and never mind the details.  When is the last time you saw an army of Buddhist Monks invade a country under the guise of spreading peace and freedom, or testing nuclear weapons? Those crazy monks sitting up there in their mountain enclave, what do they know? Don't have cable. Don't even own a television.

            You can still legally treat your son or daughter's Attention Deficit Disorder with medication that may or may not cause him or her to commit suicide, but you can't smoke a joint.

            Now get back in line. It's for your own safety.

            Do you hear me?

            Shut up and take the mark.

            There must be a common enemy for the United States war apparatus, in order to keep us all servile and numb. After World War II, we had to find someone, and look, our ally during the war Russia, now became our hated enemy.  We could now build and construct more weapons and feed the beast which has become our shadow government, the military industrial complex; Big Oil and Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics…etc, etc. After the fall of the Soviet Union, because you cannot have a Soviet Union when you are trying to get the world to the point where there will be no more countries, just free trade agreements, we had to create another enemy, and you probably guessed it, Osama Bin Laden and his Al Qaida network.  Don't mention the fact that we used him, probably through the CIA to fight the Russians in Afghanistan, and now we are fighting him and his Saudi backed construction company worth millions; never-mind the fact that we need his country's oil so desperately that we may have even sold our souls for it. But you still can't smoke a joint.

            Never mind tricky Dick Cheney, and his Sesame Street Count like corner of his mouth grin, who is grinning from ear to ear now that the Supreme Court ruled that he doesn't have to reveal with whom he did meet in 2001 when he was doctoring up is infamous energy policy. A publicly elected official doesn't have to reveal with whom he or she meets, with what they discussed when they meet in private. Only citizens of America have to reveal what they do and with whom they do it in private under the guise of the Patriot Act. Equal in wrath is concealment. One should not mess with the federal government. Now shut up and pay your taxes. And yet,  you still can't smoke a joint.

            Dying men and women, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, suffering unimaginable pain, now find it, thanks to the omnipotent wisdom of the Supreme Court, the Alcohol Industry and more than likely, the Pharmaceutical Companies, they can be incarcerated for easing their pain with a funny smelling cigarette.         You can legally assist a loved one in his or her own suicide in the state of Oregon, but you can't smoke a joint.

            Now get back in line. It's for your own safety.

            Do you hear me?

            Shut up and take the mark.

            You can go to war and invade a sovereign country preemptively, one that you helped fund militarily to fight against Iran, all because you claim that they have weapons of mass destruction and you don't want the smoking gun in a the shape of a mushroom cloud. You can then continue on in your efforts for years, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, all in the name of collateral damage and the war on terror. You can set up prison camps on foreign soil, where you house "enemy combatants", for any period of time you see fit, all the while charging them with nothing, and never allowing them to speak to an attorney.  This all happens under the control of the "land of the free and the home of the brave", but you still, you still cannot smoke a joint.  

            You can be elected President after 8 years of war and economic boom and busts and promise to shut down Guantanamo and pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan and do nothing of the sort, but you can't smoke a joint. You can order a fight on Pay Per View at the price of $49.95, to watch two grown men beat each other into submission inside a steel caged octagon, but you can't smoke a joint. You can light fireworks in some states and die as a result of some freak accident in the spirit of our national holiday.  You can voluntarily join the military at the age of 18 and be sent to a foreign land where you are instructed and trained to kill the enemy. But you can't smoke a joint. As a member of Congress by the urging of the President you can pass a $787 billion dollar stimulus package, but legalizing marijuana, that would be crazy. You can drop nuclear bombs on Japan killing hundreds of thousands of people to end World War II, but you can't smoke a joint.  You can legally drink yourself to death, but you can't smoke a joint, because that would lead to other things.  What other things are they so afraid of? How much worse can it get?

            I would love to start a revolution of the mind, but I'm too busy trying to pay off my credit card debt.  The revolution will not be televised because Rupert Murdoch already owns the channel. It has to start in the small towns and on the internet and spread indiscriminately like cancer. The truth must live on despite the stem cell destruction of minds by ignorance and indifference. We must be educated, think radically and act locally because, no longer smoked, the joint is the place where you will be sent.


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Let me be clear....

The Global Musings of an Educated Man...............vol.121

Obama, Obama, man elected by the people on the promise of hope and change, you have seemingly turned into yet another puppet pulled by the strings of big business and the military industrial complex.  Let me be clear. 30thousand more troops into Afghanistan. 30thousands troops at a cost of one million dollars per U.S. Soldier per year and we are a country in crisis, a country in debt.  Let me be clear. Our federal deficit in 2010 will be 1.5 trillion. 1.5 trillion!!! Oh, and did I mention that China owns about 800 billion dollars of our debt, and we better make sure that they will still believe that we will pay them back. Remember how our prior President W. would continually trumpet 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, and the drumbeat for war would never cease. Even though you have inherited a great mess, you are continuing down the path of least resistance once again. More money for wars, weapons and occupation, just so long as you call it by some other name, fighting terror. Let me be clear. Yes, we as a country will never forget what happened on 9/11 but how about positively assessing what exactly are we going to get for being in Afghanistan and still in Iraq, and still holding people for as long as our government wants in a place called Guantanamo? Weren't you going to get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan and shut down Guantanamo? Instead your largest campaign contributor Goldman Sachs has made out like a bandit and we are still waiting for the stimulus to take effect and turn this sinking ship we call America back to the land masses, the people that deserve better than empty promises. Let me be clear. Maybe I am too impatient, but I think when you set the bar so high during your campaign and on the historic day of your inauguration, you are going to get what you deserve, and that is criticism.


And now on to another black man in the spotlight, Tiger Woods, your world is crumbling down all around you. Will we ever see your magnetic smile and fist pump at a golf tournament again? I feel so very sorry for you, a billionaire athlete that has to pay the price of endorsements, poor poor billionaire.  You sure can read a green but you've been having a hard time reading the media's appetite for a juicy story. You must realize in America, we love to build things up, tear them down and hope they rise from the ashes like a Phoenix. Good luck Tiger, you're going to need it.

And folks, believe me when I say it, I truly don't own a white hood. Seriously I don't.

Until next time, Happy Holidays.


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