Category Archives: Stand 4

Standing in Line: A Meaningless Form

Consider this: The ordinary man, his name is Bill, walking down the street who stops when he notices a long line of people standing along the sidewalk of full City block; he looks to his left and right and to him it appears as if the line continues around the block in both directions. His curiosity peaked he crosses the street and asks; “So, what’s this all about?”  One guy responds, “Can’t you see, we’re standing in line!” Within seconds the ribbon of people turn and look at him erupting into a dissonant cacophony of reprimands, “hey stupid, can’t you see there’s a line here, not cuts, go back to the end of the line!”  Annoyed by the response Bill continues along the line occasionally asking the same question receiving a similar response; he turns the corner and again he sees that the line does indeed continue.  He ask a woman; “Mam, can you tell me where the end of the line is?” She responds by pointing over her shoulder and with a bruising pitch proclaims,  “It’s back there!”  

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All Aboard! Destination: Misdirection

To all great intentions there lie a shadow of alternate purpose; one which conceals itself but not by its nature. It is only the silent hand that observes and moves about the actions of another waiting, cloaking its maneuvering until such time it moves to make intentions its own. The process is the companionship of cross-purposes; the divisiveness of intention once your own, now adverse to yours. 

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Faith Inseparable

The explosive media coverage of the events in Arizona has served to illustrate two significant observations: (1.) The means by which a truly tragic event can be redirected, and (2.) the means by which the application of excess becomes an event unto itself and in so doing, enables the former.  As yet, I have not yet resolved on the issue as to whether it is more the event itself this Nation should mourn or the manner in which a nation’s media and political process expresses the solemnity of the mourning process. 

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2010 – Closing one, Reveals another!

“The horizon reveals day by day; with each revolution we compel the outcome we choose and still we question; why.”

This phrase is an excerpt from a manuscript that I plan on releasing some time this coming year. In part, it is the work of a lifetime of observations, ponderous inquiry and study yet it is to a specific event from this soon-to-close year that I will share with you now. Its impression was quite severe, its revelation was significant in such a way as to cause me to rethink the entire manuscript and ultimately to refine its ultimate form.

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The Heartland Institute – Fed Bailout & California Bonds

The Heartland Institute (www.heartland.org) is an organization fundamentally devoted to a native response (versus a government attempt) for addressing issues facing this Nation. Their website states the position in a most clarifying manner;

Heartland’s mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies.”

Without reservation, their efforts and guiding compass is one that is wholly congruent with the objectives of The Imperfect Messenger Foundation and we applaud their efforts and encourage one and all to explore the discourse hosted by this noble Organization.

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