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The Captain and The Judge

September 30, 2014
By ichabod
The Captain and The Judge

“Do you know why you were brought to this court?” asked the Judge.

“No sir.”

“You are charged with firing weapons of mass destruction in international waters.”

The captain didn’t reply.

“Did your ship fire weapons in international waters?”  the Judge asked.

The captain paused, “Am I entitled to legal counsel?”

“No,” replied the Judge. “Do not worry, your rights as a human being will not be ignored, but we seek to discover the truth.  Did your ship  fire weapons in International waters?”

“I cannot answer that sir,”  the captain answered.

The judge grasped a few glossy photographs from his desk and handed them to the captain.

“Is that the boat under your command Captain?”

“Yes sir.”

“What is that boat doing?” the judge asked.

“It appears missiles are launching.”

“Note the time stamp on the bottom left of the photo and the longitude and latitude.  Would you dispute the accuracy of these?”

“No sir.”

“Were you in command at the time stated in the photograph?”

“Yes sir.”

“What do you have to say for your self,” asked the Judge.

“I was following orders sir.”

The judge shook his head, realizing the incongruity of this situation and aware it has happened many times before.

“Take him away,” the Judge ordered.

I am Spirit

September 30, 2014
By ichabod
I am Spirit

I am everywhere
I am nowhere
I cannot think
I do not remember
I cannot foretell future
I am

I feel not
I judge not
I do not know anger
I have no fear
I am

I know not love
I am not seen
I wish nothing for me
I wish nothing for you
I am

You know of me
You talk about me
You know my purpose not
Why I am
Will always be
I am Spirit

Patient Zero

September 30, 2014
By ichabod
Patient Zero

 

The above image tracing Ebola and the deaths of those in contact (including health care workers) makes one wonder, if this disease is so hard to catch as so many claim, why is this chart so ugly?

Heresy

September 29, 2014
By ichabod
Heresy

I haven’t heard that term in years, heresy.  It means a belief or teaching considered unacceptable by a religious group.  Apparently a man was recently executed in Iran for heresy.

It doesn’t matter which country this happened in or who did the executing, the fact that charges of heresy exist on this planet that bothers me.  We see it all the time, although the punishment of the accused heretics are far less severe than the example I referred to.

In some areas of life, there is no room for challenge, questions or creative thought.  Religion happens to be one of these areas.

For many people, they cannot live with the fact that others may not believe in their religion or what they perceive God to be.

Yet those who do the condemning and executing, do they really know the God or work they are supposedly protecting?  Can they prove it without pointing to some words written centuries ago?

For most people, isn’t God what they want God to be?  Religion is dogma, rules and so forth, not much different than government.  Does religion really have a bearing on what people envision or interpret God to be?  I think for every hundred people there would be one hundred different answers as to what they think God is, including a few who believe there is no such thing as a God.  This is based on the presumption they are truthful in their answers.

What is the purpose of accusing people with heresy?  Is it justification for murder, in order that others may be terrorized from using their minds?  Minds a person may assume God designed?

It makes a person wonder about humanity, never mind God.

We all have our own thoughts and feelings to the divine and as I mentioned, some don’t believe in the divine at all.  That is their choice, isn’t it?

I think the only heretics are those who accuse others of heresy.

It takes Courage to say No to War

September 28, 2014
By ichabod
It takes Courage to say No to War

When I was young, I was told it takes guts to walk away from a fight.  I never understood it then.  I mean in a fight you could get hurt or killed.  How could walking or running away from that take ‘guts’?

Now as I age I understand what was meant by walking away or saying no.

I have been in physical fights in my life.  If my memory serves me correctly they were mostly if not all self defense. I don’t think I ever threw the first punch or made the first move.  After it started I had no choice but to protect myself.  There was more than one occasion I came to someone’s defense when they required help and it was happening in front of me.

I once read an article written decades ago that most adults never had so much as a punch in the nose in their lives.  That may be believable.  When I see the audiences getting lathered up for a boxing or WWF or any of these Coliseum type engagements, cheering their favorites and booing their antagonists, I wonder how many of them would step in the ring?

Not many, yet when the government is planning on performing an aggressive action using today’s weapons with the cameras attached so people can cheer while watching obliteration it sends my mind back to Rome.

When a person such as myself says, “No, this is wrong, stop it.”  I get looked at as a traitor, someone who doesn’t know all the facts, someone beneath them. I am not a true Patriot and refuse to join the herd.

That is a pretty good price for saying ‘No’.  But then again, I am glad I don’t belong to that particular herd.

Dependent

September 28, 2014
By ichabod
Dependent

As I sit back in my chair, thinking, I am realizing how dependent the human race has become over the last 20 years on technology.

I say this without malice, for I too have become dependent and have started to decouple and was amazed at how it affected my emotions.  Like when I quit carrying a cell phone with me.

That is almost unheard of nowadays.

I was doing some non hi tech stuff this w/e like applying tar to the  seams and joints on the roof of my motor home in an act of preventing potential water leaks, adjusting a parking brake cable and getting it ready for a safety inspection so I can register and insure it.  I feel fortunate I am capable of doing all of these things as through my lifetime I have had hands on training in mechanical, electrical and plumbing.

When I have limited finances I do everything myself, when I have money, I prefer to pay someone to do these things for me.

I know I can divorce myself from dependency when required, but with the realization I can never be totally independent as without someone providing the tar, tools and materials I required to maintain, I would not be able to repair.

In this there is a lesson about life I suppose.  We can never be totally independent of humanity, we are not islands to ourselves.  On the other hand, we should not be totally dependent either in the event whatever or whoever we are totally dependent on is no longer there.

I suppose we have to choose what level of dependency we wish to achieve in our lives.  For each of us it may be different.

Murderers Faking as Men of Honor

September 27, 2014
By ichabod
Murderers Faking as Men of Honor

How does one explain the above sign?  When aggressors are a part of government or the people a government represents, who allow their leaders to kill at will based on suspicion only and innocent victims are killed or wounded, how can they sleep at night?

There are verified cases of drones murdering innocents, people abducted, sent to secret prisons without recourse for questioning.  “Water boarding?”  If anyone is naive enough to believe that is the worst they did to suspects, many who have proved to be innocent, what does that make the leaders of the North American countries involved in this BS.

How is it justified?

“National Interests”?  “War on Terror”?

Who are they kidding?  The masses who believe anything they feed through the MSM, for investigative journalism based on courage is dead.  People who dare come out and tell the population, the tax payers, what their governments are guilty of, are called traitors.  Who is branding them?  The guilty parties.

If we don’t change the course of this, we will be no better than the people who allowed the Hitlers, Stalins and Husseins to incite the atrocities they directed..    This aforementioned couldn’t have accomplished the evil they did without a whole group of “citizens’ doing the dirty work.

As Karl Menninger, a famous psychiatrist once noted, it is easier to deal with collective or shared guilt than to bear it alone.  That is why they get away with it, no one is feeling the responsibility.  That doesn’t make one less guilty does it?

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