Monday, April 23, 2007

Post Secret

This is far more alarming than anything that happened last week, sad as the loss might be. Let us remember the habeas corpus and keep it holy.


Huckleberry said...

The United States of America...

It was fun while it lasted!

kissyface said...

Huck - I Googled this yesterday, after I saw the posting, and what I read is so horrifying. These camps seem to exist all across the country, lying dormant until such time as need be...? Some of the sites seem tied into Christian apocalyptic thought, so while I'm not utterly put off by that, warning bells do go off when the metaphor of the end of days is invoked. Still, they appeared well researched and documented.

it is so difficult to navigate and discern the truth from the hysteria, and the collusion and the deceptions, and the greed that makes people do terrible things to one another. There really is enough to go around, people, but maybe a little sacrifice of luxury is in order?

I was loathe to even post this. I have no desire to add to cultural paranoia and suffering. But if these things are true, they must be uncovered. Our best identity is a free will society, a free market, etc. We really weren't founded that way, insomuch as freedom was conditional here from the get go (as it was in the Greek democracy), and that history is clearly travelling with us into our contemporary way of being. I don't know what the answer is, but I do think we find antidote in "opening." Not controlling, silencing, excluding.

In God We Trust, perhaps, but I for one, have none for our government. I am deeply committed and "in love" with this country and its citizenry, though I think we falter continuously (it's no surprise that I cannot support our war, though I will not "protest" it, as I feel that action follows the same model of behavior that propels wars to begin with. That philosophy is fodder for a whole other discussion). I think we have miles to go in our evolution. I admit to being apt to believe some of the conspiracy theories, though I am not convinced of anything, except that dwelling in fear is dangerous. Remaining hopeful and open, while not burying your head in the sand, maybe the only chance we have.

I'm not willing to give up on us.

God bless us every one.

Citizen H said...

Alright, time for me to step in (as usual) as advocatus diaboli here. The card was probably sent in by some basement-dwelling conspiracy theorist. Rex 84 has been the subject of conjecture and conspiracy theory for a long damn time, and it's not beyond the realm of possibility that this is a crank-yanker. It's a nameless and faceless postcard, so I'm inclined to dismiss it out of hand.