Just another blog, created on the spur of the moment; may or may not contain earth-shattering epiphanies, boring personal observations, or various and sundry trivialities...

...oh, and once in a while, some politics...

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

I was driving to a nearby city today for a doctor's appointment, listening to the radio during the drive. The news came on at the top of the hour, and what was the topic? George W. Bush's new campaign to re-establish a space program, with more trips to the moon, and Mars, too. Well, I about hit the roof, because I am so sick and tired of this guy forgetting about the common working person (not that he ever DID worry about them). We need the money that he'd be spending on something this country has already accomplished HERE, helping those that need it (education, unemployment insurance, health care, ad infinitum). The only way I'D ever support a new space program is if Bush himself and his buddies Cheney (the Stealth VP), Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, and a few of the others would be the first astronauts for the mission, with a one-way ticket. I never thought I'd see this country coming to this.

The Holy Trinity of the U.S. elite: Technology, Money, and Entertainment. All of these things are leading us to our downfall as a nation. We need to be SIMPLIFYING, not becoming more complex. We have lost a sense of ourselves as a nation, as a country united. There are so many different ethic groups, lifestyle groups, religious groups, and they are all fighting among themselves, and in the meantime, our selected government is selling us down the river, all the while waving Old Glory in front of our faces so we can't see what's really going on.

Divide and Conquer...

Wake up, people!

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

I picked up a book I had started reading quite awhile ago, ETHICS FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM by the Dalai Lama, and found a sheet of paper that I'd been writing my thoughts down on. The date on it was 11/7; I'm assuming it was from last year...

"Dependent Origination"

Dependent Origination and the U.S.-"Recently, while reading a book written by H.H. the Dalai Lama, the thought struck me that one of the concepts he explains, the concept of dependent origination, can apply very strongly to the U.S., and the world, as to some of the situations we as humans find ourselves in."

...an unfinished thought. Probably a pretty good one, too.

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Well, this is the inaugural post in my new, spur-of-the-moment blog. Aren't you thrilled? Anyway, when I was in high school, many, many moons ago, I used to like to write in journals. Also wrote a bunch of papers, and thought they turned out all right. So here we go. Who knows what you may find in here...

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