October 15, 2008

  • October 15th, 2008 – My 73rd Birthday Blog

    Well, we all see things differently don’t we. I mean, if you had a thousand people holding hands in a big circle, put an elephant down in the middle of them, and asked them to describe what they were seeing, they’d give you a thousand different descriptions of the elephant. In fact, our left eye even sees things differently than our right eye – that’s why we have two of them, to give us depth perception.

    Eighteen months ago I had never heard of the name Obama. I know nothing about the man. He just seems to have popped up out of the political quagmire. I believe NOTHING that comes out of Washington. Democrats/Republicans – flip sides of the same coin, and the whole political system is broken and very possibly unfixable. To me, the President of the United States is nothing more than a hood ornament on an automobile. Every four years the entire nation is caught up in this great “dog and pony” show or should I say “elephant and donkey” show, and are totally distracted from the true forces that are driving this international society. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, no, I won’t be voting either for Obama or McCain. My wife is voting for McCain as she says she has to vote her conscience, but living here in California, I think the whole state is going to go for Obama anyway, so it doesn’t matter.

    My interest is not in the hood ornament, but in the person behind the wheel, and none of us “plebs” have a clue who that is. We just watched a series on television called Rome. It was like watching our modern politicians not caring how many have to die, telling whatever lies they feel will get them the most votes, so I have to declare myself a-political! From my perspective the answer lies within the human heart – problem is most of us human beings find out heads to be no longer connected to our hearts. Instead of giving $700 billion to the bankers and investors who got us into this mess in the first place, they could have divided that money up and given it to the citizens of the United States. It would have come to over $50 thousand dollars per person over 18 years old – can you imagine what that would have done to boost our economy, but no, they don’t give the money to the grass roots and let it percolate up to the top. They pour truckloads of money into the pockets of greedy, selfish, immoral human beings and it doesn’t appear they really care about “Main Street” as they call it, where the working class lives.

    Anyway, sorry to have gone on like this, but I was triggered this morning with a political question and I feel the solution will never come from politics. (NEVER)

    Ghandi had the right idea. He was assassinated. Anwar Sadat was a man of peace. He was assassinated. Martin Luther King spoke of the brotherhood of man. He was assassinated. John Kennedy wanted to get us out of Vietnam. He was assassinated. Jesus Christ gave us a message of forgiveness and love. He was assassinated. Socrates apparently did all he could to get people to think for themselves and not let others tell them what to do. He was assassinated. That’s why I take an a-political stand in this world I find myself living in.

    Peace to you all, my friends, and you are my friends, ’cause there ain’t nobody gonna tell me who my friends are or who they aren’t.