just another day in paradox

Do I contradict myself? very well then, I contradict myself.

Walt Whitman

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He’s a walkin’ contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction.

Kris Kristofferson

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You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror.

George Bush in 2005

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To tell the truth, I don’t know what the truth is.

Me

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Oh, I don’t mean to say I don’t recognize truth when I am near it. But the perception of truth has changed recently in society. Unequivocal truth is lacking a general fan base.  Truth, justice and the American way is under a cloud of suspicion.  Now I wonder why.

A common phrase attributed to the Vietnam War was the proclamation, “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.” I suppose the inhabitants of said village were grateful for salvation but I can’t help but think they may have been happier without it.

American propaganda is still alive and well.  We receive information at a record pace… yet why are things so conflicting?  For instance, are we in danger of a nuclear attack from terrorists or aren’t we?  Nuclear bombs bad, yes?

We support the Iraqi government, give them millions of dollars to buy arms and supply them with state of the art weaponry to fight terrorism, which is good.  Recently it was discovered that this very government that we give those millions to are buying weapons from the black market.  Now excuse me, but…  black market, bad… right?  The black market has been known to support terrorism, correct?  So our money being given to support a government to fight terrorism is being spent on the black market in order to support terrorism?  Aren’t they the very ones who want to get those nuclear bombs and use them against us?

This morning I hear this report of nuclear bombs being flown over the heartland of the United States.  Isolated incident.  Public not in danger.  Nuclear bombs, not bad?  Six warheads loaded on a B-52 bomber traverse from our northern states near Canada and travel all the way to the gulf coast states.  But have no fear, we were not in any danger on August 30th, 2007.  Though one man loses his job and others have to be de-programmed, it is not an easy thing to do and it will never happen again.  You have to wonder… who’s zoomin’ who?

We hear it all the time.  National security.  It has become an oxymoron.  They say that they are in control and we are safe.  Hmmm… it’s nearly midnight. 

George Bush… do you know how our money is being spent and where our bombs are?

We need some truth.

 peace.

P.S.  Is this news to you?  check out today’s:  washingtonpost.com>opinion Early Warning

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2 Responses to “just another day in paradox”

  1. seamonster02 Says:

    If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. –Bette Reese

  2. anwin Says:

    well said!!! 🙂

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