Monday, October 5, 2009
Those that fail to stand for something will fall for anything ... don't tread on me.
When I was very young I had a recurring dream.
My bedroom was always pitch dark and I slept by the window. In my dream I would be awakened by a sliver of bright light that made the bottom of my window shade glow.
Pulling up the shade I would see children playing in a blazing dazzle of white, I wanted to join them but couldn't leave my bed ... my last thought before waking up with a smile and feeling great, this must be heaven.
Would be nice if heaven were a place where 'nothing ever happens' or you could get yourself ' a little piece of heaven, waiting for the time when Earth shall be as one' as some of our modern bards have opined- where you could play a slow game with your friends as careless as a child.
Trouble with today is there may be too many folks rushing to get to heaven.
Watched some previews of movies in theaters last night, with the baby asleep, on my Comcast on demand, ADD's best friend, and just have to say even as someone who still has all his comic books and is a big scifi geek ... enough with the apocalypse already okay?
Today's zeitgeist is that the revolution will be vaporized.
Socioeconomically, depressed folks are what cause a depression, expanding to a bigger picture here's hoping that the optimistic social prognostications enjoy a second derivative change sometime soon so we can win this game of Chicken with ourselves.
But first something to creep you out.
Methinks there are creepier days out there than October 13.
For example, given that I live just a few miles from the Sears excuse me harumphhh ... Willis Tower ... I must say that I most especially do not like the dates of 11/01/09 and 09/01/11.
Don't much worry about 01/09/11.
Why? Well, Chicago weathers are nasty and these wily coyotes like to hunker down for the winter. The first two dates referenced irk me because...
Please google or youtube, if link above does not work, 'Daniel J. Hill'.
On a personal note, my Irish Catholic father was a demolition guy in the U.S. Army after Korea. Hill when describing how he would take us out sounded to me a lot like my father ... entirely plausible.
Will leave it to you to research the role that symbolism plays in the machinations of our adversaries.
However, I leave you with Okum's razor : 11/01/09 and 09/01/11 are the two most symbolic and therefore most likely dates.
It was Hill who converted to Islam as a young U.S. Army paratrooper stationed in Beirut in 1958. It was Hill who learned fluent Arabic. It was Hill who joined the Mujahedeen Freedom Fighters in Afghanistan and fought the Soviet invasion there in the 1980s. It was Hill who personally met Osama bin Laden. It was Hill who used information from Islamic extremists to warn Rescorla that terrorists would use the underground parking garage for a car bomb attack on the World Trade Center. It was Hill who asked the U.S. government to assist him in an assassination attempt on bin Laden in 1998 (the request was rejected). And it was Hill who warned the FBI just weeks before Sept. 11, 2001, that his Mideast contacts told him "something big" was about to happen in the United States, in New York, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia — maybe all three...Hill said the next terrorist attack will involve suitcase nuclear bombs that will be detonated in small, low-flying two-seater private airplanes manned by men hanging onto the belief that, like the 9/11 hijackers, they are about to die as martyrs and enter paradise.
And now for something cautiously optimistic from the Ancient Roubini , Nosterdamus:
comments by Joseph Robert Jochmans
Before long all things will be set into a different order,
The new century and millennium (dawning of the twenty-first century) could see a window (a new dimension of opportunity) opening,
Those who hold to the old ways and hide behind masks of lofty power will be utterly changed,
Few will be found who shall remain in leadership. Century II, Quatrain 10
Many of the common people will want to come to terms in agreement,
With their great lords (world leaders) who wish to bring the threat of war upon them,
The people, finally tired of their words, will no longer want to hear anything more they have to say,
Alas, only in this way - when humanity begins to lead for themselves instead of following others—will God send peace to the Earth. Century VIII, Quatrain 4, Duplicate
That which destruction and weapons of war could not accomplish,
Nor the diplomatic tongue in endless meetings could ever achieve—the advent of true world peace, Instead in sleep, in a dream, the Leader will be reached by those who meditate,
He will come to realize that the true enemy of humanity is destructive war itself and the spilling of blood. Century I, Quatrain 97
A New Peace is possible, places built without defense of war,
Uninhabitable regions settled and developed again,
Abandoned acreage, houses, fields, towns occupied at will,
After a long age of famine, disease and war (our world today), the land shall be returned to cultivation. Century II, Quatrain 19
There can be Peace, a Union, and changes,
Estates, offices of power done away with, the old world upside down,
For the first generation, painful readjustments to the new ways of doing things,
Wars will cease, conflicts settled by civil processes and debates. Century IX, Quatrain 66
Many countries, towns, cities, realms and provinces which will have abandoned their old customs to gain freedom without responsibility, will discover themselves enslaved even worse, and will secretly tire of their delusion of freedom. Looking here and there, they shall search for faith lost and return to a more perfect religion (re-ligio, inter-connectedness). They will wish to restore the concepts of the holiness of all things, for a long time forgotten, and be in harmony only with the original sacred writings. Epistle to Henri II
For some the transformations toward peace will be very difficult,
The common people of cities and provinces will gain by the changes, Their hearts held high to heaven, prudent leaders established, the old cunning politicians out of power,
The relationship between humanity and land and sea will enter into a new harmonious state. Century IV, Quatrain 21
Armies and their generals will be driven away, never to fight again,
The idle soldiers will be put to hard work planting fields in the countryside,
Towns and cities will settle differences through debate instead,
Hearts will be heavy because of so many blackened carcasses (those who died because of past wars). Century I, Quatrain 5
That which has always been deeply desired will finally be made manifest,
There shall be reconnection, peace, love and concord everywhere,
The wedding song of harmony will not be sung by everyone,
High officials brought low, some high ones put to death because of their crime.Presage 67
(Patriot. Optimist. Outraged. May God bless and keep safe the United States of America. -AM)