Bread and Circuses
An Inconvenient Truth. If you have not seen it, please go see it. I don't think I have been as affected by a movie since Bowling for Columbine. I thought I knew what was going on in terms of global warming, but I was actually pretty underinformed. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but after seeing that movie Sam and I started talking about ways we can decrease our CO2 contributions and I have just been seeing the American Way of Life through extremely smog colored glasses. If the globe was a cartoon by Charlez Schulz, the USA would be Pig Pen, but not as nice. Like a grown up sociopathic Pig Pen wearing an Armani suit. I feel profoundly dirty, and not in a good way.
Our post movie talk led to discussion of an independent movie about 911 called Loose Change that everyone should also be watching. Here it is. It's about 90 minutes long, so be prepared.
You all know I'm pretty susceptible to conspiracy theories, but this one has got some pretty compelling science behind it. And if it is true, or partially true that our government engineered the events of that day, there is a deeper evil at work there than I had ever suspected before. I always have said I'd never put anything past our government, but good godamn. This is the kind of movie that really makes me want to head for the hills and bunker down with some semi-automatics.
And then there was the incredibly incensing Rolling Stone article that makes a strong case for major election fraud in 2004, something that I was already convinced of at the time, and even more so now. Read it, if you haven't yet.
In the midst of all this, there is an interesting and effective bit of television we have been catching this week- a series about drug use in the US and it's effects on our culture as a whole. Very well done and absolutely fascinating. Feed your head.
The government has been trying to keep us from expanding our minds since about the 1920's, and the cyclical nature of widespread drug use in our culture shows that it is an absolutely human impetus to expand conciousness, to go beyond the veil, to break on through to the other side, as it were. And we are now in the midst of a different type of drug use, the widespread use of prescription anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds.
Gee- why are so many Americans depressed? Perhaps it because their government is poisoning the planet, killing innocents, spiraling exponentially out of control, and does not trust its own citizens to think for themselves, vote their will, or to choose and use non pharmecuetical drugs without the threat of being thrown in jail for it. There is a reason why the governmet considered Tim Leary the most dangerous man in America. Because he wanted us to tap into a part of our minds that cannot be legislated, cannot be predicted, and has the power to throw a proverbial monkey wrench into the giant cog of so-called progress. To go deeper and to find a better way.
Who will be our Leary now? Where is the new drug we need for people to open their eyes and see that we are rushing headlong towards disaster? At the very least, I propose a mass sodium penathol dosing of the White House, with a press conference to follow. But at this point, can we even handle the truth? Or distinguish it, if we saw it?
Probably not. We ended our week of dark theories, frightening science, and maddening politics by going to see Nacho Libre. We thought it could cleanse our palates, maybe. Not really that funny. And yet we go in droves. Is it from habit, or from fear?
We are the Hollow Men
We are the stuffed men
Headpiece filled with straw...
Sorry for the vitriol. Sometimes a girl can't help herself.