I had been expecting something to happen for quite some time. I didn't know what or when, I just knew something was going to happen. Something big, something shocking and horrific, something that would mark the beginning of the end. Something that would be used to change the world forever and not for the better. When my clock radio woke me that morning to the news reports of attacks on NYC and Washington DC it didn't immediately occur to me that this was the "something" I was expecting. No, it wasn't till I turned on the TV to see the pictures of the towers collapsing that I realized the moment had arrived. The bastards had played their hand and it was a doosie. Really I think they overplayed their hand. Had it just been planes crashing into buildings I might not have realized what I was witnessing so soon. But they had to go for the full monty, the overwhelming shock and awe of two massive steel structures collapsing into clouds of dust.
As I sat there that morning, tears streaming down my face, feeling the grief from the obvious massive loss of life, I was also feeling the loss of everything I was taught to believe in. The curtain of normalcy, already in tatters, was at that moment torn away, exposing the evil operating behind the veil. What I saw on my TV screen could not have been caused by planes. This was a deliberate and planned act carried out by those who had the power and the capabilities and the coldblooded determination to impose their will upon the world. This was the expected "something". This was the first shoe to drop. The question that was in my mind at that moment was when would the next shoe be coming down.
It's been almost two years now since I've posted anything to this blog. The speed of events has been overwhelming the past few years. I could barely digest one horrific event in time to think about writing something about it before the next equally horrendous event trampled any thoughts I might have managed to gather together. Facebook had a lot to do with the speed of the flow. I found that I could only manage to think about an issue or event until it rolled off the bottom of my computer screen on the ever cascading FB news feed. This has in effect left my head filled with unconnected and incomplete thoughts, opinions and emotions, which for the most part have been left festering, unexpressed. Facebook has been somewhat of a steam valve but the limits of the status updates really don't allow room for letting loose. It really only acted as a short circuiting of my creative thought processes.
My dear sister has occasionally been encouraging me to start blogging again. Besides the encouragement she has also been quite an inspiration as she has become quite a successful blogger in the past few years. She however is quite a bit more protective of her sanity than I so her blogs cover such subjects as living with horses, dogs and a donkey as well as making quilts and other soul soothing arts and crafts. Which leaves me free to cover all the dark evil shit in the world.
If I manage to continue adding entries to this blog in the near future it's liable to be akin to cleaning out my refrigerator. Expect a lot of slimy, smelly and unidentifiable shit thrown out randomly. When things are finally cleaned out maybe then I'll just post pictures of puppies and kittens. But until then there's a lot of shit to confront.
For ten years now I've been waiting for the other shoe to drop. Not that there hasn't been a lot of egregious evil perpetrated in the past decade by our illustrious leaders but none of those things really seemed to be the boot I've been waiting for. Until now.
The American public has been under a spell since 911. In September of 2011 that spell was broken. Like it or not the Occupy movement signifies the waking up of the American people from a long comfortable slumber. The American dream is being exposed as a nightmare as the veil is being lifted from more and more eyes. It is no coincidence that our "leaders" chose this moment to take a piece of legislation as normal as the annual Defense Authorization Bill and insert a carefully worded section that effectively ends freedom in America. Don't give me that shit about it not really being aimed at law abiding American citizens. It says what it says, not what you think it should mean. We are supposed to be a nation of laws not men, but unfortunately the laws are being written by men who are not acting in their publics interest but instead pushing forth an agenda of evil. Some say that we need not worry because Obama said he would veto it. Really? Do you really trust that guy to protect your freedom? If he does veto it it will be for his own benefit, not ours.
Americans can continue to fool themselves into believing that everything is still fine but they are really just taking one last spin around the dance floor with America's rotting corpse.