How many times do we need to hear that America has rediscovered their long lost spirit of outrage? No matter
were you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree our sincere sorrow for the loss of innocent life. Too bad that this
rightful empathy does not extend to a concern over the daily death of the unborn. Each day more life is extinguished than
on 911. But that does not move the newly found flag waver. Their indignity is saved and directed towards that evil Al Qaeda.
Who reminisces over Ben Laden when you have Saddam Hussein in the cross hairs?
They have found a newly discovered affection for their country. Or have they? Most confuse justifiable deference
for their nation as a blind defense of their government. Critical analysis or investigative scrutiny are put aside as the
public rushes towards a hysteria of jingoism. An insult to the manhood of the "Established System" has now been internalized
into the personal identity of the average subject of the State. The call to pay any price, to endure any burden, is all too
loud - even if its ultimate purpose is clouded in shadows of a creeping fog.
No don't ask or pose fair questions, we know all we need to know. That's the consensus of a national psyche gone awry. Consider what we have learned
since 911. Read this list for yourselves and ask why if not you, your neighbors are so unwilling to address the coordination's
behind the screens. Being enthralled with the visual images and dialogue of the actors on stage, seldom provides insights
on the techniques of the set designers that create the wizardry, which the audience
accepts as reality.
But you should already know the pattern of deception and appreciate the context upon which it is played out.
For the others, facts are dismissed if they cast doubt on the approved version of the script. Only recognized and trusted
actors are given the roles, while certified dialogue is checked for blunders that may reveal the real deal. Yes, what we have
learned over the last year minus a month is that the public is even more engrossed in their own self denial than the producers
of this dreadful tragedy.
Is this the kind of America that we as loyal citizens - pledge our sacred honor? Or is this disastrous melodrama
just in summer stock, waiting to open for another season on the 'great white way' - the political theater that Broadway could
The nightmare that we are living through has the final act well defined. The loss of our Liberty and last
vestiges of constitutional restraints is the vision of the director in this farce, called the "War on Terrorism". And while
this play unfolds, the audience enthusiastically applauds after each act and eagerly anticipates a standing ovation. The State
will prevail! Hail to the chief . . . God bless our Government!
Enter the limelight, a true American hero. A man who has the moral fiber and unwavering courage to set a standard
for the rest of us to admire and exemplify. Charlton Heston embodies the America that every authentic Patriot would laud and revere. Contrast the dignity and stature of
a great man with the deceit and treachery of all the 'pol' midgets that hack their way to advance our enslavement. The text of the Heston announcement headlines was written with elegance and spoken with grace and nobility. Who
among us could deny that we have witnessed not a performance but an authentic act of self realization. Mr Heston has proven
his worth and right to carry the legacy of the Moses. The characters he played stand second to the man who played them.
While ending his remarks with a passage by Prospero, we are blessed with our own example of what it means to be an American, a privilege to grasp the meaning: "We
are such stuff As dreams are made on," . . .
The hero in Shakespeare's Tempest continues where Heston ended: Sir, I am vex'd: Bear with my weakness;
my old brain is troubled. Be not disturb'd with my infirmity. If you be pleas'd, retire into my cell And there repose: a turn
or two I'll walk, To still my beating mind. While the American nation is certainly troubled and infirmed, its spirit
remains resolute and inspiring. Our heritage is the remembrance of our collective wisdom as a culture and as a people.