Monday, November 14, 2005

The Cars That Burned Paris


When I listen to and watch the reports from French cities the last few weeks, I wonder why this isn’t happening more often, happening everywhere. It’s great to watch a rebellion in progress, to see the downtrodden actually fight back against the pervasive injustice of the world for once.

People are herded, of course, and it takes a lot to overcome that in a given population, takes a lot for a group of people to reach the breaking point, to overcome the brainwashing we are submitted to from the cradle. Individuals may want to rebel, but it takes special circumstances for it to happen the way it happens in France these days.

It’s a great thing to watch and even greater to experience. People that have been told they’re worthless their entire life, are showing themselves and others that they aren’t. They are empowering themselves, showing the world that they won’t take it anymore.

It’s about time, and it should have happened everywhere.

The supporters of tyranny and the whiners pretending to belong to its opposition speak about policemen being killed. So what? They’ve had it coming for so long, now. It’s poetic justice. Tiny bits of what they, the eager servants, the bullies of Tyranny have visited upon people for eons, are now revisited on them.

Cars are set on fire and blown up. Policemen and troops are being fired at and shot. Stores are robbed and buildings demolished. And it’s all good.

And there are signs that it’s spreading. Sympathetic actions are taken in Greece. Perhaps this won’t be yet another rebellion that will quickly fizzle and die. Perhaps, at least, even though it will fizzle and die, it will be the vanguard of something even more explosive that will come someday, to vanquish the tyranny the tyrants and both their eager and reluctant supporters call democracy.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Reality - head on


I finally rewatched the movie Amityville Horror (1979) with the additional History Channel package and the Hans Holzer commentaries during the weekend. Very interesting. There are so many viewpoints represented in this case that it can make your head spin.

But I knew that.

That in itself makes it even more interesting. The material is so rich, in content and even form that a Storyteller can't help becoming mesmerized by it.

Holzer constantly attacked religion during his commentaries. He did so to a point that it is amazing that they let him. He rejected totally Satan and God and Heaven and Hell as existent and as a cause for the Amityville Horror (like I do). I don't agree with him in everything, but he had some pretty interesting ideas about existence in general, among other things "the soul as an independent entity" and "the other place/world". He sees that as a mirror of this world or vice versa. Which it is. He generalized it, uniformed it too much, though. Someone is making the decisions there, too, according to him, which is bullshit. You have to join a queue to be reborn, "put your name on a list" and so on. To him it is a "place" of "Order" and hierarchy, while it's clearly one of rampant energies and "Chaos".

But seeing this be presented publicly, in a "prime time dvd" is still great.

He is a paranormal investigator. He has seeen glimpses of the world through his work, even though his application of it is "flawed". But then again, we will all never see more than glimpses of reality, of the "truth".

But great stuff.

The film is as I remember it, a slow build up to the cataclysmic ending.

And too much influenced by The Excorist and its heavy emphasis on religion.

They do present it as truth, though. There is no doubt in their mind, as seen through the film, that this truly happened.

And that is what still makes it so good, so controversial.

I could write on and on about this (and I do).

It doesn't frighten me anymore, because Reality doesn't frighten me anymore, and this is reality, head on.

Reality drove George and Kathleen Lutz half around the world, until they learned to deal with it, somewhat.