Monday, May 25, 2009

umm…..

i have an innate dislike of politics and politicking, but i’ve started to pay more attention to the things that are happening in the world, even voting for president in the last two elections, a privilege  i’d skipped out of protest for a while. i don’t watch much tv news, i prefer to surf the web and read time magazine.  this video plays  like a scene in a phillip k. dick novel, a notion grim and harrowing enough to spur me to some kind of action.  don’t know a whole lot about naomi wolf, but i have seen a movie on the web that she put together called ‘the end of america’, based on her book of the same name.  haven’t read the book, haven’t fact checked the information in her documentary, but it sounds plausible and feels true on some visceral level. maybe it has something to do with how unsettling the airport is now with its threatening branding of the department of homeland security, images and logos posted everywhere, including the shoulders of the people acting dutifully as its agents. i’ve read this story before, it’s called ‘1984.’ and apparently it’s a well established violent pattern from our collective histories, not just our collective nightmares.  it amazes me that this is being broadcast as journalism. but then again, if we really are becoming a democracy in collapse, on the brink of tyranny, wouldn’t it be a fine way to entertain the masses while you did whatever the hell you wanted? something is horribly wrong here….

 

 

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