Friday, April 29, 2005

Finding NeverLand

In 2004, Johnny Depp starred in Finding NeverLand, a disturbing movie about the playwright J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan). Basically, Barrie never wanted to grow up. Part of this syndrome is not knowing what is real and what is fantasy. It also has to do with running away from reality to a land where everything you believe in comes true. I looked out the window last night and there was our President gliding through the air, heading for Wendy's, doing a Disney and singing "We can fly" -
He pledged to encourage oil-producing nations to maximize production and promised to protect U.S. consumers. "There will be no price gouging at gas pumps in America," Bush said.

He spoke on the same day the world's largest publicly traded oil company, Exxon Mobil Corp., announced that its profit for the first three months of the year had risen 44 percent to $7.86 billion from the corresponding quarter a year ago. (emphasis added)
We have got to start facing reality. Our country is controlled by a small coterie of very rich and powerful men, much like it was in the American colonies in 1776. That was the year the Thomas Jefferson said:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. (emphasis added)
Now I am not advocating overthrow of our government by any means. I'm simply advocating that the idiots in Washington govern according to the rules.

The first Rule is: "Tell the Truth."

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