Tuesday, 5 July 2005

Not On My Watch

As I anticipated the last post drew some responses from the blog globe. I'm glad.

Please note: I was not sticking my dick out and waving it at old people just to garner a response. I was writing some thoughts from the heart and before we move on, I feel a few things need clarification.

We have a bad habit of only seeing the small picture, of becoming bogged down in the detail and understandably getting all subjective and putting our heart ("what if your mum was killed in that act of terror you bastard?") into matters. This is bigger than heart, bigger than your mum and certainly bigger than Zionism or Muslim rage or capitalism. There is no need to break it down that small and no, this is not about dumbing it down but fully taking in the big picture.

As Ernie Flapps wrote: Ask all the big questions. Your reality is a fragile affair. Life is a desperate search for stimulation. Live to die. That is all.

When anything becomes too powerful it will be struck by an epic attack.
When anything becomes to powerful it can no longer engage in an actual conflict where it can fully express its power because in doing so it would destroy itself.

*cough* *change train of thought*

Yesterday was the day that American's celebrate becoming a Nation. This is the declaration of independence, a document of utter genius both in its succientness and its profound sense of human rights.

Read it if you don't know off by heart already.

UPDATE: I'm a sucker for a good caption competition and the good Col. Dr once won it so it must be good. Have a stab in a wet paper bag why don't ya?

12 comments:

  1. Daniel, any thoughts about the killing fields of Iraq? You know, the mass graves, and the use of weapons of mass destruction on the citizens of that fine country? You remember, the atrocities. Thoughts about the prospect (no longer, too bad, so sad) of Saddam's boys eventually running things in Iraq? Got any words for the likes of North Korea and Iran. I'd like to hear your thoughts about the butchers of the world. Maybe they are a non-issue in the UK. Please, fill us in.

    I, and I think others, would appreciate a momentary shift in your rant on what is wrong with the world (US). Yawn, the US seems to be consuming most of your time. You are probably right though, with power the natural consequence is that the weak, by virtue of their weakness, will start shooting at you. For some it becomes an obsession and obscures the big picture. Well, you know what I mean.

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  2. The US violated the sovereign rights of Iraq by invading it (under false pretences; it gives not a fig for human rights cuz if it did the regimes it props up in Central and South America would be dust), it gets what it deserves.

    Soldiers, civilans blood for oil.

    Being a selective world policeman is a bad job, you get knocks. The US has no right sticking its nose into Iraq, they gave him the weapons and they were his pal when iran made them jittery (some things don't change).

    As for Iran and North Korea, they are less of a danger to world peace than the US. Buthcers of the world? Bush's regime is top of my list. Pity he's dragging the image of his people with him. luckily I know that most Americans are bang on.

    I never said those that attack the total power were weak, the attack on the power generates empowerment that is profoundly real rather than the fake displays by the total power.

    What's funny is that a post on the philosophical remit of 11/9 has been taking by tetchy individuals as an assault upon their mighty nation.

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  3. "Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight? O'er the ramparts we watched were so galiantly streaming. And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the fight that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave? O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!"

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  4. Tisk, tisk, Daniel. Big talk for a British actor.

    That is similar to what the British said before the bombing of London. There is a lot of American blood fertilizing the fields of Dover. Don't thank us, we were happy to lend a hand.
    And, luckily, you are still an english speaking country. If not, it would be much more difficult to spread your pearls of wisdom about the "evil empire" of America to it's citizens. But, never fear. We still love you and if you get yourselves in a bind again I am pretty sure we would feel the moral requirement to help you out.

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  5. Exactly what countries in Central and South America do you think should be dust?

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  6. I won? What the fuck?

    Cool, I didn't know this...off to find it and be an attention whore! :)

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  7. Sorry, was away for a few days...

    To answer your question. I stopped reading when I thought your posts were becoming redundant. How many different ways can you state your disdain for our government? I'm not a fan of my current President, nor do I agree with many of his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am any less patriotic.

    Comical and interesting posts about you the actor were becoming fewer and fewer and were taken over by political opinions that are so anti-America, even though you don't think they are. You became too self-righteous.

    And I stopped promoting your blog when you included Sharon in your tangent.

    I'm bored with preacher Daniel. I hope actor Daniel comes back soon.

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  8. Anon: When were US soldiers fighting in Dover, the Nazis never got that far? And remember FDR had to let Pearl Harbour happen to hoodwink the US people, who didn't want to stop Hitler, into WW2.

    But what all that has to do with my thoughts on the destruction of total power I've no idea.

    You said what? Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,Venezuela, Brazil (throgh IMF WB). Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras. I could go on...

    Jodi: that's a shame. I tell you one thing I've learnt, Americans are patriotic. See you around.

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  9. Your view of history is myopic and self-serving.

    As for turning all those Central and South Americans into dust, well what is wrong with the UK giving them what for?

    In all the blogs I have visited, I have never seen Americans bashing the Brits. Don't know why, you're not perfect. Maybe we are just not that interested in you.

    Yes, Americans are patriotic. We have views that cover the spectrum, but as an American I can assure you that when we hear the level of hatred you have demonstrated against this country, most of us stand together. I guess you just don't get it.

    Good luck Daniel, but please stay on your side of the "pond."

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  10. *cough* No it's not. It's based on reading books.

    The dust thing is in relation to human rights records in US sponsored governments, in comp with Iraq. Are we clear now?

    And I'm not bashing America, HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY THIS? Are you so embittered by the Bush 'with us or against us' attitude that discourse is banned?

    Don't even answer that...

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  11. I would really appreciate it if those who lent the "anonymous" title to themselves would do an Eminem and "stand up" for their opinions, without that facade.

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