Friday, October 01, 2010

Shen-sha, Truth, The Thing Is...

We were told, after 9/11, that, the First Casualty of War is the TRUTH. For my money, we’ve been at war for longer than, (and well BEFORE), September 11th, 2001, at least as far as mine eyes have seen the glory. There is a mind-set, “hive” mind, “borg” placement in “cosmic-consciousness”, that says, the mylar balloon that landed or was found in your pool this morning at 5 A.M. is “BLUE” in color. There has to be for that, right? But there DOES NOT have to be a mind-set to believe what is told us when the TV news constantly, persistently “indicates” that there’s to be a MOSQUE at ground zero. No, because that is simply NOT TRUE!!! A community center, yes. Because according to my sources, there are other buildings, in fact mosques, nearer the site of the world trade center in New York City, than this proposed community center. And, ground zero, is in Kansas. The first time I heard that phrase, it was in conjunction with “the end of the world”, and someone figured the low ground point, where all the bombs would rain down and life as we know it would end, was in Kansas, the state, of the United States, of America. And my friend, who was principally a camera operator of video equipment for local San Francisco Bay Area television stations at the time, had told me he intended to be there at ground zero for the shooting of the event. Bay Area. I’m from the Bay Area. Which one? Tampa? Chesapeake? Hudson? When on the West Coast of the United States of America, you say or hear someone say; ‘I’m from the Bay Area’, you “naturally” assume, (Just like the balloon is blue.), San Francisco Bay Area. I don’t, not anymore, because I meet people from all kinds and sorts of Bay Areas. Ground Zero? There are many ground zeros. There’s a coffee shop on Haight Street in San Francisco, near where I used to live in the “lower height” or Western Addition. Several people died in three (3) separate plane-crash locations, on that “fateful” day. There was Shanksville, Pa., and, the “urban village” or “unincorporated” area of Arlington, Va., where the Pentagon is. And, of course, the place in New York City, where once stood two very seriously tall buildings, which were actually about three each tall buildings atop one another. So, there were or are several ground zero’s. Not one. And, for that matter, the world trade center? There’s one in Long Beach, California. There might be more, right here in these ‘United’ States of ‘America’. Point is, it all depends on your mind-set, reference point, hive mind, locus. Just what, your ‘point-of-view’ is. Sure, we all need it, in order to agree that, for all intents and purposes, that that balloon I found in my pool this morning is/was “blue”, but we don’t need it for not getting the facts right about where a mosque is or what a mosque is or whether or not a beautiful community center is going to be built. It IS, thank, goodness. It is, and jews and muslims and christians and atheists and anarchists all are welcome I’m sure. And all will be able to become members and enjoy the fruits of the labor of many people who put it up and maintain it. And none of this should have any bearing on all those people who died on that or any other tragic day in their lifetime. Life should go on. People should get over or through terrible tragedy catastrophe devastation. Blimps Blowing up, bridges falling down, Ships sinking, and, The Unsinkable Molly Brown. All of it. Life. And it should go on.

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