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Finding our way in the world of Oz

Connie Shannon

This morning I turned on the television to see if I could find any coverage of US Open tennis. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us What I viewed in the seconds I surfed the channels was another reminder of why I don’t watch television anymore. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us It’s interesting. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us While I don’t watch t.v. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us regularly and only resign to turning it on when necessary, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us it feels akin to what it must be like to experience a kind of full frontal assault. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us The loud, alco screen 02 alcohol test in usaggressive words and voices of perfectly manicured, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us almost mannequinish individuals campaiging for something - whether is selling us a product we must have and/or convincing us of something they declare factual, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us and/or convicting someone (irregardless of evidence or alternative opinion) of whatever accusations are being leveled at the latest offensive individual, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us and all within a thirty second sound bite.  The 'culprit' of such crimes rather repetitively is presented as a pretty blonde female or African American male. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us At least that is what I have observed over the years when I used to regularly watch television. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Seems as though little has changed in that department. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us The level of aggression and testosterone (even in many of the women) driven dialog is so pervasive and unrelenting. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I highly recommend engaging in a monthly fast of the boob tube, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us or idiot box as a friend of mine calls it, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us and see how you react when you clutch that remote control after a thirty day detox, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us and push the power button. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I’ll wager the reaction will be one pretty similar to the one I had this morning. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Speaking of wild, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us that word seems an accurate description of events going on in the world. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Perhaps tragic is another, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us but we’ll stick with the wild descriptive for now. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us At least, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us the world appears in a state of essential chaos, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us as far as all the media outlets would like us to believe. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us And promoting chaos promotes fear. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us And fear breeds timidity, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us disconnection from others and ultimately, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us distrust. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Not to necessarily conclude that all the information being dispensed via the air waves is not, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us at least by some standards ‘accurate‘, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us if merely by omission and/or cherry picking of the facts being presented. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us At the rate in which the disinformation and propaganda is being churned out these days, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us one could rather effortlessly pose a legitimate argument that things are not what they seem, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us at least when it comes to “main stream media“. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I don’t think that’s a stretch, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us do you? Although I don’t watch tv, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I’m an avid news junkie and get almost all of my information from various sources and news outlets on the internet. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Today I listened to some previous shows of a radio talk show host who I recently discovered. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us The host has penned a number of books pertaining to JFK’s assassination, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us which are viewed controversial due to their conclusions as to who is, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us and was responsible for his murder. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Certainly in the world of conventional thought, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us they would not be deemed conventional. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us However, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us in looking at what is considered conventional these days, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I continue to find more logic in such writings. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Seems we are living in a time where truth has become increasingly controversial and more provocative. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us The more I read and live and personally experience, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us the more I find that truth, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us more accurately defined as even “facts” seem to ignite more hostility and controversy than any Lochness tale could ever attempt to achieve. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I find this conclusion sad and yet I also realize that in the world of information gathering, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us the truth is a process and not necessarily a destination. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us There are certainly the overall ‘truths’ of life and of nature - of cause and effect. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I have been on an information and/or truth quest for the past eight years, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us perhaps it has always been a part of who I am and what motivates me. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Perhaps that is why it is challenging living in a world, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us or a more specifically a societal culture where fantasy, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us illusion and distraction are continuously reaffirmed and reinforced in our daily lives. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us And yet, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I have found that fantasy cannot provide, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us certainly permanently, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us any lasting fulfillment and happiness because intuitively we know, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us irregardless of how much we desire to live apart from reality, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us that illusions never last. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us They are temporary fixes, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us but the truth is always present, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us no matter how much we divorce ourselves from it. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us No matter how much we divorce ourselves from it. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I’ve been trying to decide how to accurately describe my thoughts and feelings on so many things. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us It has been quite a roller coaster the past few years. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I have also found that the “truth” continues to shift as I continue to listen and experience situations in my own life. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Perhaps I have also learned that just when I think I have all the answers, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I realize I don’t have all the answers. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Returning to my premise of things not being what they seem. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I don’t think there is any better example of this than what is happening in Washington D.C. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Right now I’m listening to Democratic National Convention via public radio and I can’t help but be reminded of both the excitement I have felt in the past, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us supporting various candidates and listening with anticipation to such conventions to where I am now, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us after eight years viewing what I see as a gigantic corporate- engineered event designed to rally the masses and distract us from the specifics, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us and notwithstanding the fact that our votes are not adequately and fairly being counted. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Yet the overly trusting, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us hopeful masses ignore what I continue to see as a glaring reality. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us It’s not all their fault, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us of course. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us With a media held hostage, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us the truth is imprisoned as well. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Since 2000, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us we have as a nation experienced three national elections which have been rife with fraud (not simply towards Democrats, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Republican candidates have been affected as well), alco screen 02 alcohol test in us and yet many Americans still play along with the charade, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us at their own peril it seems to me. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Does it serve any of us to play? Image verses reality. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us Conformity versus authenticity. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us And while some conformity is certainly necessary in any society, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us confirming myths and/or illusions is a whole other issue, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us is it not? How did we get here? How do those of us who see the discrepancies and the contradictions respond? I don’t have the answers tonight. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I don’t know. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us For those who may find my thoughts condescending, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us overly cynical, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us or any other relevant adjective, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us I only hope you will consider that as I mentioned, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us the truth for us all is a process, alco screen 02 alcohol test in us and not a destination. Alco screen 02 alcohol test in us xoxo