September 2008 ARCHIVE
What if…

What if we began to practice spiritual economics… “Do unto Others as you would have them do unto you.”

Goddess Wars – September 30, 2008

The Old Gray Man and the Hunter-Goddess have sufficiently alarmed me. When I think of McCain, the image of an angry Old Gray Man comes to mind. Sarah Palin is his Northern Hunter Goddess. She can see Russia.

I have a suggestion.

Until this nonsense has passed, women should just stop sleeping with men. This act that would give us all breathing space and could bring us to our senses.

If you cannot fill up with gas today, remember this when you go to bed tonight. If Momma is unhappy; everyone is unhappy.

This was tried in Athens once and it didn’t work badly. During a time of war and chaos, the Athenian women fed up with the way men were running the world refused to have sex with their husbands and lovers until they fixed it. The Play based on their actions. The play was “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes.

I am sure there are other eras in which women took matters in their own hands. Remember Rosie wearing a red bandana at work during the war? Ma Kettle?

When was the last time you spied an Iroquois?

Back in the American pioneer days when settlers were trekking down the Great Wagon Trail, the Iroquois Nation of Tribes fought the Catawba Indian Tribe and pioneers over the trapping and tracking of the beaver. When the beaver population dwindled; the war was over. No beaver. No war.

This could be just another loose translation of the era?

Action is needed. The world has tilted.

John McCain called a halt to the political campaign, took time to buy drinks for the thirsty New-Con Republicans, Senator Joe, and Newt Gingrich, last week. McCain did not close his campaign doors or do anything to help the crisis situation, but the Gray Old Man sent America an invoice for the Door Prize on Monday, September 29, 2008. Wasn’t this supposed act of skill in reality an effort to cinch the 2008 election? If so, he certainly succeeded in bring forth total confusion.

I have tried, but I cannot erase from my mind the image of Sarah Palin being anointed against witchcraft by three strange ministers during her days as an elected official? Does this image tell me who she really is? One of those ministers has a reputation for fighting witches. Isn’t a witch always a woman?

This political season has been the dingiest political season I have ever experienced.

“What harm could Hunter-Goddess Palin do to the world?”

Let’s consider: we know Governor Sarah Palin believes that women who have been raped should have to pay the State of Alaska for the cost of hospital supplies, tests, and the official rape kit. On the broader scale, does this mean that we should pay for finger-prints when a burglar breaks into our home? Should women pay for being raped?

One of George II bills recently floated through Congress during September 2008 stated that medical workers did not have to perform any duties they did not approve of because of their religious beliefs. Does that include mastectomies, the tying of female tubes, hysterectomies, vasectomies, and Viagra?

What if our daughters return to a world where they are never allowed to use birth control pills? This what the bill says to me. I remember rumors I heard in high school about why girls suddenly disappeared from their school days. In Charlotte, NC, they were sent to a group home situated behind thick cedars planted to guard the identity of fallen mothers.

Who is masterminding McCain’s campaign? I am suspicious of every word he mutters. OGM can’t seem to get his balance? Does he need a ‘walker”, something to lean on as he talks? What are they telling him? The people who seem to own the Senator from Arizona.

Hillary Rodham is beginning to look like an awkward, but wise, step-sister. At times, I remember her as a rugged Venus who fought well. Her husband is still fighting her battles badly. She should have considered not sleeping with Bill, a long time ago. Maybe, she did?

I figure Sarah Palin has been locked up in an Anchorage Motel Six for the majority of her campaign being prepped for the VP debate. The Republicans brought in statesmen, advisers, teachers, professors, and debate masterminds to school her in all subjects. Is she teaching them to shoot moose?

During the recent CBS interview with Katie, Palin reminded me of the Oracle of Delphi who sniffed fumes when she spoke.

I hope when the shadows in the wind are revealed, that we are still standing. Who will you sleep with tonight?

September 29, 2008 The Goddess Wars Cont’d

I just learned the Bail-Out Package Failed. It seems that the “Great Country Club Goddess” Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco accidentally insulted the flat-world New Cons, who think Sarah Palin is a “the” choice for the “Second Most Important Position in the World.”

I know them. Or at least I have seen them on television. These are the voters who think that if a woman can shoot straight, she can go hunting with them; after all, she is good looking. It is okay to have her manicured, powder-stained finger on the Great Button.

What with moose, emails, cancelled and no so cancelled campaigns, bank failures, global economy, war, famine, exchangeable female parts, and oil addiction, reality is teetering.

The Flat World New-Cons have had their feelings hurt. So they took their bats and balls out of what they seem to think is a game, and went home. Certainly, Old Gray Man McCain thinks the current situation is a game of bluff.

So meanwhile, they posture, brush their feathers, and squawk.

I watched the stock market drop like a rock and wonder what is about to explode, but wait, maybe they will consider….what, resigning? Is it time to vote the bums out?

Hold your breath?

It’s the Old Neo-Cons vs. the breakaway New-Cons. That is the battlefield. They have lost and they are taking us with them. I do not want them to give us the world they created against our will. We never wanted a thing to do with them. We were polite when we lost two elections. We voted against war, but we supported the soldiers.

And, now, here we are sitting with the Neo-Cons and the New-Cons at the end of the road they took us down. We are sitting in first row facing the events created by our political leaders and the majority of the voters counted.

Have we all collectively lost our minds: citizens, politicians, and religious leaders? Certainly, I have. I have lost total equilibrium because the world stage is caught in chaos.

Yet, this emergency situation will be suffered through by all of us, individually.

No one walked away with the Door Prize, today, no one political party, or politician won the door prize, Golden Apple, AKA, the Bail-Out Package and most recently the Rescue Plan, but make no mistake, the prize is tawdry at best.

I just heard that Old Gray Man and his Beautiful Wife enjoyed a dinner date with Senator Joe Lieberman and his Proper wife this past Saturday night at a very expensive restaurant. Did they discuss the prospect of a last-minute VP run?

And, I am wondering…where, where….are our leaders?

I don’t think Old Gray Man was seen since dinner to comment on the Golden Apple. Maybe he ate and drank too much. There is such a thing as gout, which seems to be going around these days. And there was the discussion concerning the Neo-Cons and the New Cons division in the ranks. Now, he emerged from the cave to make angry pleas for consolation. Thanks, Old Gray Man.

The followers of George II insisted on four horsemen to accompany them in the past eight years: War, Deregulations, Oil Addiction, and Greed. The entire party of George’s regime voted in favor of all that is in discussion today. They did this without allowing us to see all the details behind their supposed sound decisions.

Note: I know many fiscally sound and socially conscious Republicans who will not vote with their party in the 2008 election. The choice of Sarah Palin as a Vice Presidential candidate was just too much.

The Flat World New-Cons and the Old Neo-Cons, the Republicans still standing must help fix our world.

We tried to listen to why they made their previous choices, but they didn’t share the details. Most of their major acts were not to be seen by others. Stealth is their mantra. They made the mistakes of the past eight years and they are trying to walk away from their mess.

We stand today exactly as they placed us. We have let ourselves be divided into warring groups of voters. If not for the Neo-Cons, and the New-Cons we would not be watching the stock market today.

The Democrats have also accomplished little to stem the flow since before the last months of Clinton’s era. Still Obama is holding fast as a voice of reason.

If we keep looking backwards, we will hit a wall to discover a world we do not know, nor remember.

Me and you, together tomorrow, it is not a time to run for cover. We must stand and hold the space for common ground. Individually, we must hold fast.

We cannot run from an empty gas pump. We will stand and let our leaders catch up with us. We will need food and medical care. Americans do not know panic or whining, we have proven we can handle hard times.

Our political leaders must become our equal to solve the situation, not walk away from it. Today, there are no winners.

I believe tomorrow will find a solution. I believe. My world is as steady as we can hold it. We must look to each other for a solution, not differences.

I am Furious.

Yet, I feel so wedged into one spot. I am not allowed to embrace but one choice because our Politicians have so narrowed our selections that it looks as if…like Congress and our elected officials, we have lost our way. We gave away too much to so few and did not as questions or demand accountability.

Now is the time to set aside political rudeness for the good of everyone. Surely, we can melt the Door Prize into equal shares? Who is going to step forward to speak the truth?

A Random Life Lived Thoughtfully

October 7, 2008, is the 228th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, a heroic Revolutionary War Battle where our ancestors bearing muskets defeated the Tories and the mighty British Army. These days I wonder if we are at war with each other.
I will always be from that mythical place called Shuffletown. It is in my memories and my DNA.
American citizens have been divided by race, creed, and color, not to mention in utero and non-utero Americans, hunters, white women, women of color, crazed old women, Fundamentalist Christians, heretics, liberals, and those liberals, Christians and those Christians, sinners and saints. Sometimes, we watch others for signs of inflammation. Aren’t you tired of the screaming and name calling by our leaders and the media as they build monuments to our differences?

Is it my imagination? Do we quarrel more among ourselves failing to find common ground? Have we forgotten the importance of insincerity, manners and respect? We all seem to know who is a Democrat or a Republican and we treat each other accordingly?

I am exhausted by the daily slanderous political emails. Emails that alert me to supposed horrors committed by our political and religious leaders?

Do you think God counts emails?

After many, many, emails informing me that Obama is a Muslim. I do not believe this because I am convinced that Michelle would not wear a burka.

Are we being divided into war zones or voting precincts? Are the other voters really serious about changing the American way of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? It seems we have all begun to drop bombs upon each other from our places of insecurity. The louder we argue. The more we divide. Are we being distracted?

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