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Originally posted by Arbydol
July 3rd, 2008- The day I went insane.
I was balancing my checkbook this morning which was bad enough when it was announced on CNN that Rush Limbaugh had just renewed his contract for 400 million dollars.
I started crying and I haven’t stopped since. 400 million dollars is what it pays to be an arrogant, high-handed, ignorant, close-minded piece of human garbage. Every day good and loving people all over the world- fathers and mothers and children suffer starvation and drink filthy water. People torture other people for being different. Hate and racism and people thinking that they are somhow better and smarter because of the language they speak? People spewing anger and fear because of a political party preference or a belief system that isn’t the same as theirs. People degrading and debasing others because their experieces have brought them to seeing things differently. I can’t believe it really matters …where your born, what country, what color you are, how much money you have, who you have sex with, what language you speak, where you went to school, what you think Jesus meant when he said that, and BTW… what brand of shoes are you wearing?
I read conspiracy theories about Nazis and Masons taking over the Denver airport, the world’s elite planning to enslave the masses when they’re not performing black arts and ritual sacrifices, alien overlords who feast on plasma and amniotic fluid. I see interchangeable politicians making promises that EVERONE knows they can’t keep and people wasting their passion arguing with each other about those promises like they’re actually made of something more than fairy dust and dog sh!t.
“I’m not going to make it”- that is the thought that runs through my head every time I balance my checkbook, fill up my car with gas, spend 45 minutes and $45 dollars at Wal-Mart and have only 35 lbs of cat litter and a box of saltines to show for it. “I’m not going to make it” is what occurs to me when I fear that the NWO is on it’s way and I’ll be shipped off to some FEMA camp. “I’m not going to make it” is the answer when I think about ….insert natural disaster, nuclear explosion, global warming or martial law here…
“I’m not going to make it”…I don’t know how to grow crops, purify water, build solar cells, hunt and gather. I don’t know the difference between poison oak and the plant that will cure cancer. I have no idea how to make a halloween costume out of twine and felt scraps how the hell will I figure a recipe to turn paper into concrete to fortify the straw bales I’m building my new hut with? Bear Grylls I am not.
I’m not going to make it.
I am the accountant for a small company and today I will pay the sales team their commissions. I’m not sure I’m cut out to know how much money everyone else makes. I’m not sure I’m cut out to know that I am the lowest paid and therefore the least valued employee at my company. The LVP if you will. I’m not going to make it. My office has a glass door, I hope there’s not a lot foot traffic ‘cuz today is going to be rough.
I'm don't know what my purpose is and I'm tired of feeling impotent and lost.
Because revolution in our culture has always represented an attack on hierarchy, it has always meant upheaval--literally a heaving up from below. But upheaval has no role to play in moving beyond civilization. If the plane is in trouble, you don't shoot the pilot*, you grab a parachute and jump. To overthrow the hierarchy is pointless; we just want to leave it behind.
*or yell and wave signs and write songs about what a bad job the pilot is doing (i said that)
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.