Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The illusion of democracy

“It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.”
-- Patrick Henry

The illusion of freedom in America will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre.
-- Frank Zappa, 1977

Free speech zones, a Federal government telling states that they can't legalize certain drugs for medicinal reasons, or even feeding the homeless is against a law now? And people are still stupid enough to claim that we live in a Christian Nation?
Man's Trial Over Feeding Homeless Begins
City Says Charity Can't Serve More Than 25 People At One Time

Fla. -- A jury was seated and opening statements were set to begin on
Monday in the trial of a man who was arrested for feeding homeless
people in Orlando.

Eric Montanez was arrested several months ago
on suspicion of serving more than 25 homeless people, which Orlando
police said violates a city ordinance forbidding large group feedings.

The ordinance states that a charity can feed up to 25 people at a time.

Montanez, the first person to be arrested under the ordinance, said he doesn't regret it."This is not about me. This is not about an iconic figure. This is about
hunger and the homeless," Montanez said. "The people are hungry. That's
the honest-to-God truth."


Where are we? How did we get here? The richest country on Earth, leader of the Free World, Greatest Nation ever..... allowed to sell it's soul for a bigger SUV and cheaper prices at WalMart

Any common sense would change that headline to Man's Trial Over; Feeding Homeless Begins

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