Ayn Rand and Anthem vs Animal Farm – George Orwell.

This week after Sunday Morning
 I stayed tuned in to watchFace the Nation
and a well written rant or two by Bob Schieffer and found myself just mesmerized by his witty and sardonic truth saying about the new (old) Ayn Rand philosophies running rampant (allegedly) in the hearts and minds of many in Politics today. Where it can be said that I do not dislike Obama, though to me the Reps and the Dems are the same pary with different ties…I have not really been a fan of Rand as her feelings that the poor are nothing but parasites makes my skin crawl. I was always taught that we are only as good as our weakest link, but that does not mean we pitch the weak in the trash heap, cut their heating oil or deny them birth control. Balancing anything on the backs of children or the elderly or even people who just are having a hard time of it makes about as much sense as giving people who already have more money than they know what to do with more money. If you are making money off of people, if you are reaping from the masses then you should give back to said masses. Carpetbaggers, Flim Flam men, Snake oil salesmen these are the sorts that get rich selling manure and yet refuse to help plant seeds for the future. The Earth, our world, our people and all of nature is just a commodity at their going out of business sale.

Yes I believe we should have some balance, we can start with the oil companies and their record profits. They remind me a bit of giant Pig mutants sitting on their mud thrones and complaining about the people that give them all the slop they are so happily wallowing in.

Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself… All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.” – ‘Old Major,’ Animal Farm

Still not sure why all my Youtube linkage died, dies or just is not showing anymore but I left it hoping I will figure it out. Till then…
mircrosoft bastards.

Everyday is EarthDay…

Feels like it anyway, we have been celebrating Earth Day since the start of April and I really did for a moment just stop and realize that everyday should be Earth Day. *waves her hand in a royalish gesture towards the cats in the office as if they can bring this about..* – Neck deep in the whole royal wedding too so that was an interesting flavor this year to add to the whole Earth day obsessing.
The majority of this year has been in cleaning up, picking up, noticing trash and recycling. The wee ones are not so wee and are on the path of needing a bit more challenge in their celebrations and their awareness has just bloomed on how much waste and neglect and avarice there is in our world (still can’t seem to move them past the toss and drop stage where they are oblivious to socks, dishes and toys they strew all over but thats another story). We have a long day of nature walks, crafts and hopefully some sun in our lovely Wisconsin neck of the woods. I hope your Earth Day was filled with inspirations!

ACK and still fighting with the new Windows 8 which is like herding cats with the haneous compatibility viewer filter. I really wonder sometimes what Microsoft thinks about and if the heads of that company call up the people who package toys and anything from China, late at night and they all just lay in bed and laugh and giggle and speak in soft whispers about how fun it is to frack with people. I can totally see them doing just that.

This looks pretty neat for May… Is it already almost May? The time is going fast.

Fly like an Eagle…or nest, that’s okay too.

In my own nest we  have been obsessing over the Decorah Eagle Cam, the Bald Eagle nest where a mated couple of Eagles are attempting to raise a family of three little Eaglets and it is beyond interesting with the wind noise and the little Eaglets popping out from time to time out from under mom and dad. http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979222572 

There is a huge following too.. Schools, Nature groups, average Jills and Joes. Someone should get them a sponsor and feed all the money to Nature Conservancy.

I have been working on a Sci-fi story about Globilization and shared Mythology. It is brutal and reminds me that the biggest monsters most of the time are just humans with a bit of lust and greed. http://www.globalization101.org/

The world grows smaller as our dreams grow larger and more desirious.

I always think of Zardoz for some reason when thinking of globilization or the now banned in China –  The Time Machine by H G Wells.

The globilization of politics and fashion and materials usage and the wars that will come between the consumer and the corporation. It’s something to think about. Shared wars and the profits from these campaigns are becoming the standard. We don’t even blink or notice most of the time that we are spending billions on these things. Time keeps on slipping….

I loved the Youtube movie First Orbit I hope you got a chance to watch it.

Globilization is not a bad thing depending on who is in control of the big blue marble… The people, or the corporations… They are not, one in the same.