Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cheney and the Truth

Why should we believe Vice-President Cheney's opinions about Iran? Or about anything else? Isn't he the man I heard endlessly droning on about "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq long after the rest of us knew there weren't any? His repetitive comments helped get us into the war in Iraq. Are we going to sit back and let his comments do the same thing in Iran?
In my opinion, this is absolute madness. We have become like a nation of sheep. Why don't we wake up?


Friday, October 19, 2007

Poem from "The White Tree"


I have learned
That nothing you think you know
Nothing you believe
Means anything
Unless you can live it

Does a tree bear fruit in winter
Or an axe chop wood
Leaning against the wall?


Thursday, October 4, 2007

What Happened to the News?

The "news" is seldom news anymore. It is more likely to be someone's opinion of what is happening. Sometimes it is an interpretation, as when a newscaster tells you what someone is saying, while in the background you see that person's lips moving, saying things you can't hear for yourself. Sometimes it devolves into a discussion between people not necessarily qualified to be authorities on what they are discussing, thus producing in-depth studies of shallow thoughts. I would just like to see and hear the news, and make up my own mind as to what it means.