Just where is Richard Gere when you need him -- and for that matter, all the rest of the highfalutin Hollywood elite living in there own la la land -- airing political agendas like the latest fashion ad nauseum -- ultimately to where it is coming out the pinhead hole between their butt cheeks. But hey, it's a free country, they can say what they wanna say, right.
Certainly this week is no different, with Whoopie carrying on as if Roman Polanski was some kind of a god (well, "its not like it was rape, rape..." Defending the miserable man for his arrest on charges from 30 years ago when he offered drugs and sexually assaulted a thirteen year old girl.)
What is that! Not "rape, rape."
There are no words to describe the idiocy in that one.
Polanski directs movies, for Pete's sake. It's a profession exemplifying a selfish laud and magnificence unto thyself in glitter, lights, cosmetic surgery and makeup -- hardly a higher calling or something; Hollywood has a gift of entertainment, yes, but capitalizing upon the warping of minds through the magic of celluloid, drugs, sexuality, violence, revenge and any other societal decay is hardly a gift to mankind worthy of a Nobel peace prize -- especially if it brings us to the point where we can defend the most outrageous displays of such behavior -- as if breaking the law or a young human spirit can be excused because, you know, he's a director.
But where is Richard, I ask, in this moment where "Free Tibet" is no longer in style?
For today, the Obama Administration is pushing off a meeting with the Dalai Lama; marking the first time a President has turned down a sit down with the Tibetan leader, since keeping count from 1991. All of the last ten visits had a drive-by with the sitting President, all except now, one.
Ah, how do you say, why, in the native Buddhist' tongue, or would that currently be in some foreign Indian dialect from Dharmsala, the current local of the "Tibetan government-in-exile?"
That answer would be made in China; and it would seem they dictate over us now too.
Even though it was just back in 2007, when W gave the Congressional Gold Medal, and highest civilian award, to the Dalai Lama, the usual ebb and flow respecting the rights of people above economics has seemed to have taken a turn; scratch that, the tide has all but receded entirely, with no sign of a return any time soon (would that be Global Warming or Cooling?).
In the Washington Post today, Robert Barnett, a Tibetan expert from Columbia said this, "The Chinese must be falling over themselves with astonishment at what Western diplomats will give them without being asked. I don't know what the poker analogy would be. 'Please, see all my cards and take my money too?"
It's part of the red&yellow conspiracy theory going on, commemorating American landmarks like the Empire State Building in celebration of the 60th anniversary of communist China; its all a part of incorporating America into the Global Community, and yet bringing to light a more profound concern -- the redistribution of assets according to the needs of the entire world, not just the mere 50 states -- playing Monopoly with dictators, that's always good for a few kicks and giggles.
You have to wonder why the rest of the entire "free world" is so afraid to let their people actually live free; and have to wonder why the idea is so foreboding, so threatening, so invasive for a government to allow; much of the world still grapples with the 'live free, die hard' philosophy as if it were some kind of plague.
What would it be like in a country who devalues it's citizens via a controlling regime and doctrine, absent of a free will to follow a God -- any God-- or not? What would it be like in a country where our very opinion must be checked at the door, our freedom to speak hindered by a totalitarian rule and simply not even be able to change our mind without being hung? What would it be like in a country where our government would tell us what jobs we could have, what religion we could follow, what our teachers could teach our children, what insurance we could by, what bank could hold our money, what car we could drive, or what light we could turn on and when?
What would that be like living in a country so drastically different than America?
We have to begin to take a hard look at areas that transcend the questions of race or culture, creed or religion, gender or age; as all of that will not matter anymore if our freedoms are taken away; and, in order to do that, we have to go back to the very beginning and look at our birth certificates, both written down and emboldened within the bloodlines of a nation.
Who we are as a people, getting to know our roots, will help us discover what made America so great in the first place, and it will surely assist us as we enter a new phase of development -- one that seems to be testing every characteristic of our soul, mounting a deeper question as to who we want to be when we grow up and what will we stand for when stepping out unto the world. For the truth is honey child, America is just getting started.
Sure, we have had some rough spots; but we were young! You know how it is when you're young, stupid mistakes comes with the territory of innocence and immaturity. We, being the youngest nation on the planet, have a lot to prove -- while outside authorities, would think of nothing better than taking us down.
We don't have centuries of picking out the "chosen one"; we have a republic that holds elections beginning about the mid-eighteenth century, in relation to the rest of the world, we're a babe in the woods.
We don't have centuries of Dalai Lama's-- which by definition means something to the effect of "Oceans of Wisdom"; we elect representatives on our behalf, and pick the highest post of President of the United States from a sea of candidates, with all good intentions of finding the best person for the job.
We don't have majority rule, a king's rule, or a dictator's rule -- like the People's Republic of China --having a regime having it's way with us; we have found our way safely and securely under the Law; carrying bona fide documentation from birth -- sealing our inherent birth right -- that we the people are "endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights..."
We are young, yes.
We've made mistakes, yes.
And heaven help us, we may make some more.
We are young.
We may not have all the wisdom of a Dalai Lama, or the Pope, or a Parent; we may not understand all that there is to know in this moment.
We are young.
And I'm thinking by the looks of things, about sixteen.
Did you know the Dalai Lama is chosen from a very young age and sequestered for years, being taught the teachings of the Buddha and the spiritual leaders who came before him. They shelter him from the real world feeding him the virtues of a higher consciousness and wisdom beyond his years, way before his time.
All this guy is, is about peace; and the freedom to return to a day to live in peace for his people in Tibet.
The People's Republic of China is all about control -- be it economics, religion, civil liberties, or life.
If you are still with me and wondering where is G going with this...what the hell is she talking about...what on earth is the point... humor me for just a minute, if you will.
We may be young, but may very well be becoming of age; a tell tale sign is the testing of what we know. We are testing the lessons and the text; we are testing the foundation from which we came, testing the lessons are parents instilled, and reaching outside of ourselves to test our very existence and direction, to the max.
We may well be all of sixteen, having just got our license, thinking we know everything.
Some of us are saying "up yours" with all the "do as I say not as I do", and flipping the bird to "its for your own good."
Some of us are just taking it all in; we are contemplating the teachings, meditating on the peace that passes all understanding, somehow finding a way to simply be. Ommm
Some of us, though, are saying, "wait a minute you guys, I don't think that's a good idea"; questioning the prevailing attitude of a country raising a bunch of anarchists.
Our country is being tested; tormented with liberal Hollywood, media, schools, society, living constitutions, and no religions too.
A few good men created our nation only a couple of hundred years ago; and the way things are going, it's gonna take each and every one of us to preserve it.
Thus we embark on a new chapter of discussion, "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" as heard through the pages of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States.
We've only just begun.
Make it a Good Day, G
Dear America has a long video -- 14 minutes-- attached. If you didn't click on it yet, Hollywood does a surprisingly commendable job reciting the Declaration of Independence, it is quite worthy of budgeting the extra time. Make some popcorn and get back to it if you must.
Monday, October 5, 2009
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