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Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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September 10, 2010

East Bay Dock

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 7:33 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  It is good to be with you, as always, on this Friday morning here in Osterville, as we look forward to a week end that will feature wide open beaches, no traffic, and lots of whales.  Today, I will be out on the Atomic II, a whale observation craft, accompanied by one of the founders of the first whale watch boat here on Cape Cod, specifically Barnstable Harbor, where the speedy, hearty ship pulls out of the small harbor, boat wise, and steams into Cape Cod Bay and beyond to the Stellwagen Bank, a rich fish sanctuary where the great Humpbacks, Finbacks, Greys, and sometimes even a Sperm whale come up to feed on the tiny shrimp that sustain these great sea creatures, these great mammals of the deep, until they head back to the Caribbean to mate.  I have been out only once on the Atomic II, and it is quite the experience, bringing the whole concept of nature that much closer to our collective surface, far away from the subconscious mind of ignorance, fear and a disconnection with the living things around us everyday…  As of last night, the Quran book burning at the “Dove Church” in Gainesville, Florida, that was scheduled for this Saturday, September 11th, that has brought about world wide attention, has been “suspended”, but not cancelled.  Perhaps it was the phone call from U.S. Secretary of Defense, Mr. Gates, who phoned the pastor, Terry Jones, and told him the irrevocable damage that such an act would cause the men in women in uniform all over the world, let alone the millions of Americans living overseas, as I once did.  It is scary to think that some hick “preacher” who may, or may not, have been working on this “plan” for who knows how long and with whom, could claim to the world, via the attention it received from a hungry media, that he planned to literally burn the Holy book of Quran, just as HOLY as the Bible to billions of people, in order to “get even” with the “51 Park Place” Mosque that is being built no where within eyesight of “ground zero”, the fall of the Twin Towers in New York City, lower Manhattan– that will be a place of civic activity, such as cooking classes, babysitting, a swimming pool, a community center, much like those “evil” community center mosques that exist all over the world, as well as all over this country.  It is ridiculous to draw a parallel between the two, as no parallel exists.  Burning a book that is the symbol of the Islamic faith is an act of violence.  Building a building that will be created to promote peace and goodwill to one’s neighbors, making the Islamic faith a little less scary for the average American, is an act of LOVE. This country was based on some fairly easy to understand principals, such as FREEDOM of religion, one of the most important and, indeed, one of the catalysts that created this great country, as the first settlers in this nation, that was not even a nation yet, left the shores of England, and the tyranny of King George, because of religious intolerance.  How dim must you be if you cannot even get that FACT right?  As of this moment, the country may have dodged a bullet, for this would have been bad for everyone, such as the fellow Americans traveling abroad, for there is now a warning from the State Department, as to beware of what is going on here at home, and to be watchful of any repercussions due to this maniac’s view of the world; along with the very, very, very, very, very, narrow view of the “party of hell no”, or p.o.h.n./tea party movement–”the number one supplier of hate, bigotry, fear mongering, paranoia, and an inhuman lack of compassion”, coming soon in a very big way to Washington D.C., bringing misery to the general population of the United States of America, just like we always knew they would.  Is that not accurate John, “Billy Bob” Boehner?  We love ya!  GOD’S SPEED to the GULF, all of the people of the Bayou, the SEA TURTLES, DOLPHINS, WHALES, BROWN PELICANS and marsh lands therein… may creative intelligence take care of that Corexit 3500! Have a wonderful week end folks!  Peace~M

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