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March 27, 2011

Orleans View

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:45 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you and yours on this Sunday morning, the twenty seventh day of March, 2011, coming to you LIVE from the shores of Osterville, that tiny, tiny seaside village a football toss from Hyannis Port and home to the late, great thirty fifth President of the United States, Jack Kennedy and his beautiful wife Jackie.  Above you is an image I experienced recently and saved for posterity from a few days ago, a view from Orleans, another ’small seaside village’ that makes this little sand bar created by the Last Great Ice Age 11,500 years ago what it is today–an amazing throwback to what ‘AMERICA’ once was, and can be again…  Well, as always, I will be immersed in the ‘Sunday morning talk shows’, notably ABC’s, “this week, with Christiane Amanpour”, and NBC’s “Meet the Press, with David Gregory”.  I do not have the stomach or the time to watch FOX NEWS’ equivalent of such fine broadcasts, mostly because FOX NEWS is NOT an equivalent of either, for we all know, or we all should know, that FOX NEWS is simply a propaganda arm for the multinational corporations to spin their yards of lies and innuendo that only serve to muddy the waters of TRUTH and JUSTICE for the average ‘American people’ out there who, some at least, know no better.  I say this not as a slight to the very slick business model FOX has created, but to WAKE people up to the fact that they are constantly being duped by magicians wearing ‘journalist’ garb.  What makes the ‘Sunday talk shows’ so fun and full of imagination is watching the pundits and politicians scrap and fight over their ‘positions’, as we are never quite aware of where those ‘positions’ come home to roost.  In other words, it is a game to uncover who they are really working for, as it is clearly not the ‘American People’, a phrase that we hear so often from our friendly puppets on the ‘right’ side of the aisle.  Japan is still reeling from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that took place a little over two weeks ago, with hundreds of thousands of poor souls on the northeastern quadrant of that isolated island nation, lacking the basic needs of sustaining LIFE, i.e. clean water, food and shelter.  To the south, the Fukushima nuclear power plant may be in worse shape than previously thought as it is hard to get a straight answer from Japan’s corporate overlords who apparently are running the cleanup effort that entails cooling down the ’spent’ fuel rods that have been in danger of melting down completely, causing even more deadly radiation to escape into the atmosphere, resulting in long term health issues for a people who ask no questions, offer no complaints, and stoically go about their lives as they rebuild a country that to the north and east, looks like it has been rocked by Tomahawk missiles.  GOD’S continued speed to those very good and gracious people of Japan. We, at least here on Cape Cod and the Islands, will continue to keep you in our prayers. Speaking of Tomahawk missiles, the ‘new war’ that the United States has found itself in, a N.A.T.O. ‘effort’ now, according to U.S. officials, a war with another Arab nation is in full swing.  This time in northern Africa–Libya, confronting the brutal terrorist dictator Moammar Gaddafi.  This, as we continue to see equally disturbing images from other Arab nations in the Middle East, such as the protests and subsequent killings of innocent citizens in once stable countries such as Syria and Jordan, as well as the continued brutality in Yemen and Bahrain. It is hard to imagine that an already stretched U.S. military can do much about this wave of revolution that now fills the airwaves, bringing insecurity to our very doorstep.  It is a frightening prospect to say the least.  We talk of peace so often, yet it seems to be the most elusive value we, as humans, wish to embrace and hold as dear as GOLD.  My sincerest prayers go out to those brothers and sisters in those war torn regions of this world we all share and cherish, hoping against hope that creative compassionate intelligence will carry US all out of this insane conundrum of multinational corporate interests eternally butting heads with the very real needs of ALL the people’s of the world, for one cannot have ‘globalization’ without a simultaneous compassion for ALL those people who make up the reality of GLOBALIZATION.  Ellen Page, a fine actress and activist, appeared on Bill Maher’s most excellent show on HBO, ‘Real Time, with Bill Maher’, and spoke to the very real problem of global hunger, stemming from OUR equally very real problem of mankind’s activity on planet earth.  Not only are the polar ice caps melting at an exponentially fast pace now, with the north pole almost half gone, a FACT that cannot be disputed unless you don’t believe in satellite images, which would mean, of course, that you DO believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy and the concept of ‘compassionate conservatism’, but the bees are disappearing from our planet at an even faster pace than the melting of the glaciers and the rising water levels of our oceans.  Bees, in their simplicity and work ethic, are responsible for our food, GLOBALLY, as they pollinate the flowers that eventually become fruit or vegetables of some kind or another.  The integrity of our soil, not only here in the United States, but everywhere now, adds to this dilemma, as well as the massive amounts of pesticides used to ‘kill’ pests brought on by industrialized farming techniques–pesticides that may also be the culprit behind the disappearance of the bees.  Einstein once said that when the bees go, when they become as extinct as the Dodo bird, or the Brontosaurus, human beings will only have about four years left.  Einstein, Albert, was considered, along with Sir Isaac Newton, to be our, as a world society, foremost scientist, who also had a strong FAITH in a power greater than ‘mankind’.  His theory of relativity, E=MC squared, is widely known as the pioneering breakthrough for all sorts of scientific discoveries, bringing all of this technology and ‘intelligence’ home for many of us.  However, if Einstein were alive today, his thoughts would not be on creating a better mouse trap for GE, not my parent company here at seacapecod.net, as it is for my friends at NBC, a corporation that paid nothing, by the way, in fact received a return, paid nothing, along with the likes of Exxon Mobile, in federal corporate incomes taxes in 2010, a story for another day, yes, if Albert Einstein were alive today, his thoughts would be centered on finding out what is killing the most important aspect of our food growing potential and what we can do to stop this very frightening disappearance of our little black and yellow friends–the bees.  The good folks over at FOX NEWS would rather you concentrate on something else, such as the advertisements, rather than bother yourself with a problem that could result in world wide famine, making the earthquake in Japan pale in comparison.  There is so little coverage of this and my great fear is that when we finally do wake up, collectively as a species, it will be too late for the majority of the world’s population, as the world becomes hotter and more dangerous, all while the ‘man behind the curtain’, just as in the film ‘The Wizard of Oz’, screams and yells at his trembling audience stating, “there is nothing to see here folks, just go about you business and leave the grownup problems to the ‘adults’. The basic formula is to keep the masses happy, full and drunk on carnivals and other distractions, as the multinational corporate conglomerates continue to destroy MOTHER EARTH, one coal infested smoke stack at a time.  I will have much more on this ‘bee’ issue in the weeks ahead, but rest assured of one thing, I am not a just another crazy, tree huggin’ liberal hell bent on ’scaring the straights’. (credit Bill Murray in the classic film, Ghostbusters!) No, I am a former corporate insurance executive who finally found his voice, or should I say, found it once again, as I must have lost it in England during my freshman year of college.  I have no “Angle” here and thus, only hope that someone out there receives this message in a bottle and we all collectively do something about our environment before it is too late.  As Ellen said, this is not about our children or our grandchildren, the republicans so often falsely speak to, no, this is happening RIGHT NOW, and must be addressed or we won’t have any grand kids to learn years later, were quite upset with our reckless ways in the twentieth and early twenty first centuries, allowing greedy corporations to rule the earth, to the demise of 99 percent of it’s people.  Eventually something has got to give.  Have a wonderful Sunday folks and don’t take any wooden nickles, your life and those you care about might just depend on it!  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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