Thursday, July 15, 2004
AN ANGEL RIDES THE WHIRLWIND
'My job is to, like, think beyond the immediate.'
George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2004
‘Remember the situation George W. was facing on january 20, 2001.
Left Wing illuminist President Bill Clinton was passing the baton off
to Right Wing George W. Bush. While most of the illuminists throughout
the world were sure that George W. was just as illuminist as Clinton,
they were looking for a sign or signs during the Inaugural ceremony
that would confirm their belief.’
Excerpt and conclusion from:
GEORGE W. BUSH – INAUGURAL ADDRESS
Washington, D.C., Saturday, January 20, 2001
'Americans are generous and strong and decent, not because we believe in
ourselves, but because we hold beliefs beyond ourselves. When this
spirit of citizenship is missing, no government program can replace it.
When this spirit is present, no wrong can stand against it.
After the Declaration of Independence was signed, Virginia statesman
John Page wrote to Thomas Jefferson: “We know the race is not to the
swift nor the battle to the strong. Do you not think an angel rides in
the whirlwind and directs this storm?”
Much time has passed since Jefferson arrived for his inauguration. The
years and changes accumulate. But the themes of this day he would know:
our nation’s grand story of courage and its simple dream of dignity.
We are not this story’s author, who fills time and eternity with his
purpose. Yet his purpose is achieved in our duty, and our duty is
fulfilled in service to one another.
Never tiring, never yielding, never finishing, we renew that purpose
today, to make our country more just and generous, to affirm the dignity
of our lives and every life.
This work continues. This story goes on. And an angel still rides in the
whirlwind and directs this storm.
God bless you all, and God bless America.'
posted by Walter at 7/15/2004
Monday, July 12, 2004
-Poem for Elma & Herman-
Does wisdom only come with age?
I’m not young enough to know everything
but have a notion that your customers will
soon be everywhere
Time is folly when you’re cheating age
Can oxygen turn the constant- and rapid changes
of sex- drugs- and reversed roles-
into a statement less ordinary?
Santa Claus- the Easter Bunny- the Tooth Fairy-
all united under a roofless five-star art compound?
We find ourselves more coherent- our words marked
rhythm in our hearts abounds- the age of reason jettisoned
as a distant blur from our orange-spiked cocktails
Einstein never worried about what to wear- so do we
Our head game is played to the max
We observe ourselves as small- medium- and large-
against a minute world
We are You- King Monkey- Reservoir Dogs- Milli Vanilli-
All in one
(C) Walt 2004
posted by Walter at 7/12/2004