Once again, I feel I will end up being a voice of dissent in this weeks Wednesday Wake Up Prompt from New World Creative Union. Natasha provided a trailer of the film Zeitgeist, a movie I have not seen. Check it out and form your own opinion. At first appearance, it seems to be a condemnation twentieth century warfare and human rights abuses, most likely heavily slanted towards hatred of western governments. What little I have read about it (admittedly, from Wikipedia which is of questionable reliability) indicates that it is loaded with conspiracy theories (just because you are paranoid does not mean that everyone is not out to get you) and anti-religious rhetoric. Research it and form your own opinion. Mine comes from an admitted right-wing, conservative, capitalist bias. Can you look past yours?
Where Dreams Are Made
In the place
where dreams are made
a marionette with no strings
dances with an unwounded soldier.
Tables are set each day
with feast for the dirty and clean
of every belief,
and each do their share
for the right to partake.
Weapons are a thing of history,
an oddity of no conceivable use,
all rights respected,
no women or children abused.
this is not that place.
Some tables are destined
to be empty,
because the takers
Guns are still needed,
lest we all suffer abuse.
because some things
are worth fighting for.
it is the only way.
There is always a
pulling the strings,
only the truly naive
their side exempt.
There is evil in this world; plain and simple.
It is not interested in talking to you.
It does not want to be your friend.
It does not respond to negotiation.
It does not respect a position of weakness.
It does not play by your rules.
Its only interest is power and domination.
Its only acceptable outcome is your complete and total submission.
You have two basic decisions to make:
1) Choose who you think is evil
(this one could be a matter of degrees. I do not pretend that there are not elements of evil on all sides)
2) Will you submit? Or defend yourself?