Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004
This is going to be a short entry. I haven't got much to say at the moment, and I want to finally READ the book I bought last weekend! I obviously can't finish it tonight, not unless I stay up all night - but I will get started and hopefully finish before I go to bed tomorrow night.
I did read one interesting political note today, a prediction of what could be the ultimate irony. The prediction went like this: some folks suspect that George W. Bush will win the popular vote in the election next week, but John Kerry will win the electoral votes that put him into the Oval Office.
Sometimes I'm reminded that God has a sense of humor.
I am still sick of politics, but I'm in a warped mood, and let's face it - there's absolutely no bigger joke than politicians. I actually added this line to my electronic signature on one site:
Want to see a unanimous presidential election for the first time in history? Just put "None of the above" on the ballot.
Okay, fine, don't laugh. I know it would be a lot funnier if it weren't so true, but at the moment I'll take whatever dregs of humor I can scrape up from the sad state of this country. We've allowed terrorists to saddle us with a dictatorship of incompetence, crushing us with vigilante justice that's justice to none, stripping us of rights and stripping the government of its responsibility to protect and respect its citizenry. And worse still, I am not at all convinced that it will improve no matter who's in office after the election.
I could become even more maudlin, without half trying. With the increase in technology and the systematic decimation of our civil rights, we're about to be sold a bill of goods. There are now electronic chips for implantation just below the skin. The version now available contains medical information. Sounds good, doesn't it? Next step, implant an true identification chip so nobody slips through the cracks. Require it for every transaction, force it on convicted criminals and a pedophile can't run. A thief can't escape. Terrorists can't roam freely. Sounds even better, doesn't it?
I think most people already know the Biblical implications of the Mark of the Beast, but let me give you some practical nightmares associated with this scenario. What happens to those who agree, and the U.S. government finally comes full circle to a true dictatorship (or worse?) With GPS everywhere, tracking is virtually perfected. There will be nowhere to run. Or what if another government uses the technology to pinpoint our leaders and pick them off with hair-trigger precision?
Even if you reject the religious references, it is NOT a good thing, and with the current U.S. and national mentality toward terrorism, it's a heartbeat away.
Y'all can boo me for the reference if you want, but I'd be irresponsible not to put it out there.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )