There is nothing that compares to sailing on the open water. With the sails at full capacity and the craft moving forward through the water with surprising speed, the elements take on a new meaning. The air seems purer, the sky’s pinks and purples appear more vivid and the thoughts that come to mind just wash away as the illusions that they truly are. We get to caught up in our thought patterns, belief systems and the traditions of old that have been passed down through the generations to be accomplished– driven by some sense of “duty” to whatever the tradition demands and whoever is demanding it. Have you ever asked yourself, why? Why would I continue to think thoughts that only make me feel guilty, fearful and suspicious of my fellow man? The answer is obvious. Just turn on your television set. We have been programmed as a society to “believe” that the truth is being told to US by the powers who “own” the airwaves, bending our collective will toward their goal…whatever goal that might be for the day. Be it to buy the next brand of pain reliever that you get plenty of chances to see on the daily Spam commercial known as the “NBC National News with Brian Williams”, or to relish the delicious delicacy that is Spam. Now, in fairness to Brian, he may truly believe that Spam is a healthy food source for low income families. However, until I see Brian on the “View” whipping up a recipe for Spam stew or Spam and eggs, or as the Monty Python’s Flying Circus skit mocked back in the 70’s, “Do you have anything without Spam?” asks the innocent patron of the faux restaurant in London…”No, but we do have Spam, eggs, Spam, Spam, eggs and Spam, that doesn’t have too much Spam in it.” At the end of the skit, the Monty Python players all sing to the glory of Spam, “Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spamedie Spam! Spamedie Spam, Spamadie Spam! etc., ad naseum (literally). Yes, Spam is a nemesis for our computers, but is more prevelent in the seemingly innocent programs that pass as news casts these days, an unbridled march into limiting the public’s ability to think on it’s own, to make it’s own judgements and form it’s own opinions. It is as if the airwaves have become a foster parent, making us feel safe and secure, even when watching the TRUTH of what is happening in this world, albeit for a 20 second sound bite, and why? Because no matter how bad the economy gets, we always have Spam, and plenty of it. Have a great Wednesday! Peace M
July 1, 2009
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