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Friday, January 04, 2008

I Find Comfort Buried Deep Within History's Pages . . .

. . .

Lately, I’ve been doing a little research. Not for anything in particular just to understand some things. I started researching early American poets and from there I read a little about The Reign Of Terror . . . You might know the Reign of Terror as the French Revolution, but it really wasn’t. It happened somewhere in the middle. The people of France rose up and heads rolled . . .

Louis XVI and wife Marie and other leaders walked the stairs at the beginning. And as always, history remembers those events with purpose . . . Life doesn’t always happen with purpose in mind. But the soil ran red . . . Somewhere between 18,000 and 40,000 . . . But I bet it was far more than that.

And somehow they did some statistics, how? Anyway, they say that 8% were the upper crust, 6% were religious sorts, 14% middle class, 70% were those that just got in the way, crimes and the likes . . .

You see while all this was going on fear had grasped the country, so many people starved. I surely can’t imagine such a time . . . And those that started the Reign of Terror, they too met their end at the gallows.

And then came, Adolf and his reign, his numbers were 8 million . . . History repeats, again and again.

And to come to think of it, all those that live by the sword, do indeed die by the sword. Clichés and you know they usually are true. Maybe not literally, but then smite works in mysterious ways. Rest assured . . .

This year is our King George’s last year of his monarchy. Thank the good Lord. I’m not sure what comes next, although I do know it can’t be any worse then where we’ve been. Change is in the wind . . . Life as an American is riding the wave and we will again be so very proud, together as Nation, again, a proud nation. The Brave Few. Dan


Dan Hanosh
Dreams are yours to Share

My Books:
Just Released . . . Sleepless Nights, AuthorHouse, 2007
A continuation of The World . . . through a poets eyes.



The World Outside My Window, AuthorHouse, 2004

Links: Dreams Are Yours To Share
Warriors and Wars
The Moon Also Rises
Dan’s Room 2 Write

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

I'm Tired of Watching CNN . . .



I’m tired of watching CNN, I’m tired of all of it . . . My mom always said, if you’ve got nothing good to say, don’t say anything at all. And so I’m avoiding all newspapers, news channels and blogs. Mine included.

I wish for a moment we could stand back and see where we’re going . . . If Corporate leaders are to run the whole world then understand that you’re either an asset or a liability? A liability is always cut, an asset is merely property . . .

Make sure that’s the path you want for you and yours to dance to. No matter who you are, you’ll be owned by corporate interests . . .

Oil prices are at an all time high . . . I own a GMC diesel 3500 . . . Today I got a letter from a Dealership. They would like to buy my truck. Sure they do. I take great care of it and that truck is not one of those tiny foreign models, it’s a big bad boy. I always tell everyone sincerely, I could pull your truck and your house with that bad boy. It’s true. Not very far, just off its foundation.

And now gas prices are going up . . . Hey, what about diesel? Folks, diesel has been paying your way for the last five months. Soon you’ll be paying the same as me . . . How’s it feel to be screwed? The same people complaining are the same ones that said Globalization was a good thing, the same people that said labor prices are too high . . .

The truth will hurt you more than me. Business will always seek lower costs, anyway they can get them. But you and me, whether you own a business or work for one, we are not a business, we work for a living. Lower wages mean lower wages for everyone. Oh and did you the American Market is tied to American Wages? When the market can’t get high prices, it has to lower its price . . . Even if it is below cost.

In the long term no one wins . . . Short run, those at the top will win, that is until it turns against them. And it always does. Greed destroys everyone and everything around it.

No new taxes . . . Right. Wisconsin just added a dollar to a pack of cigarettes to be used for, I forget where . . . Oh, to pay for children’s health insurance . . . It’s like, if you could kill with a gun, then everyone with an index finger, we’re going to sacrifice that for the whole . . . You won’t mind too much if we cut off your index finger, right? Could you visualize that pile of index fingers . . . ?

I’m not sure if it’s the Republicans going nuts or the Democrats running amok? Doesn’t matter much, they’re all the same. Does anyone remember a party held in Boston several hundred years ago? I wonder what that was all about . . . Tea, wasn’t it?

The truth . . . The end doesn’t justify any means. Both sides believe it does and this has to stop. That’s what got us into Iraq. That’s what got Bush into power, thank you Mr. Clinton . . . That’s what got us into Vietnam.

Everyday we live on a path, an American path . . . We used to know what that meant, what it meant to be American and somewhere we figured that the world needed to know who we were . . . Silly, we have become those we fight, those that hate. The Brave Few. Dan


Dan Hanosh
Dreams are yours to Share

My Books:
Just Released . . . Sleepless Nights, AuthorHouse, 2007
A continuation of The World . . . through a poets eyes.



The World Outside My Window, AuthorHouse, 2004

Links: Dreams Are Yours To Share
Warriors and Wars
The Moon Also Rises
Dan’s Room 2 Write

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

What is Censorship . . .

?

The action of stopping the transmission or publication of a matter considered objectionable. So the dictionary states . . . But censorship is any act that stops the normal activity publishing to readers . . . And it’s funny how so many just don’t get it.

As a writer I have a problem with all censors. Not because some things are of a nature that offends, but because it is easy to earmark anything as being offensive . . . I have always been for the little guy

. . . In the late fifties and early sixties. It wasn’t a proud time in the U.S. We had the so called communist threat and we rounded up citizens as subversives, jailed them and even put two to death. Freedom of speech is not a right but merely words. You see it works like this, what ever the majority wants, it gets. The Constitution was penned for those of us who sit outside the masses . . . And a Senator from my state started the whole witch hunt. Something I’m not very proud of.

I’m against all needless rules. I don’t believe the majority is always right. If we were, we would never go to war for unknown reasons.

And then there was Vietnam . . . A war that was a police action, to stop the spread of the plague called communism. And for all the trouble we got a wall in Washington for the fallen. Now we can go and feel the pain, get an etching of a fallen friend. And our leaders figured out that the draft was what was wrong with that war . . . What is a draft? Conscription, forced service to fight in the name of our country. We have always had conscription until now.

And do we learn . . . The Russians got their butts handed to them Afghanistan. For ten years they fought until they fell . . . And now we find ourselves there also and in Iraq . . . Turkey is fighting on their border. We don’t count the dead that die in hospitals . . . We use contractors to kill and the media … And today in Pakistan a leader was slain . . .

And I was looking back on this year, I realized that this is a year I’m not so proud of . . . From Imus, Michael Vick, Jones, Nowack, Paris Hilton, from all of these a common thread exists . . . We have become a nation of haters. And the internet is quickly becoming just another boiling pot of thought. A place where the haters can get together and do what they do best . . . I feel the pain that the hate is spreading. I hope I’m wrong, but then look at Blog Catalog . . .

I have reached my Limit on friends . . . The reason is server space. But that doesn’t hold water. It doesn’t because all they had to do is eliminate dead links on our friend’s links . . .

And someone said it was their servers they should be allowed to do what they want . . . Friends that’s so true, but who’s making them do anything different. Words and actions are two separate things.

They’ve done it in the past. But pressure, you know how that works. The one that sits back, get s**t on. And I’m not really mad at the act, I’m mad that we are so quick to throw freedom away . . . I call this censorship. Maybe most won’t see it that way. But anyone can justify taking a stand that causes a writer not to write. You see, I get requests all the time from members of BC to be their friend. I can’t . . .

The funny thing is that all the others with their small numbers of friends don’t maintain their friend lists . . . Too lazy I guess.

Anyway ever sense I been at BC, I have been getting job offers from the Judicial System . . . I wonder? My thoughts . . . Blogging, the internet was developed by the DOD in case of a holocaust . . . All computers wouldn’t be wiped out . . . And during Clinton they gave it to us . . . Ever wonder why?

They talk about wire tapping in Congress, so you think their going to do something about it, their not. Ever wonder who Google is? Who Blog Catalog is or could be? Now they tried to pass a bill to give the phone companies a pass on prosecution . . . ATT bought SBC Global. They bought Yahoo. Wasn’t Micro something looking into buying Google or maybe they did . . . ?

Hey do you remember MS getting off with a slap on the wrist for monopolistic practice? Could it be . . . No, it couldn’t, could it? How’s your computer running these days? Mine’s kind of slow . . . I wonder. Once I sent an email to myself, because my emails were getting to me very slowly . . . So I simply sent an email to myself, asking who was reading my emails . . . And when I got it the subject said, ciao . . .

Ever wonder who owns what? It doesn’t much matter, because with pressure we know what they’ll become.

The haters are growing in their numbers and the rules are growing. And the internet is already closing on our freedoms, and this door will be shut forever. So I’m gonna get mine now . . . How about you?

Have you looked around lately? Camera’s dot our intersections. Watchdogs . . . They record our transactions at the ATM’s and outside of buildings. Our emails are being read, phone calls are being listened to for what ever reason . . . The truth, fear is the plague . . . And so we go to work each day, pay our taxes and dream of retirement . . .

One thing everyone needs to know, the bad guys don’t use the internet . . . We do. Ever wonder who paid for the internet? The porn sites . . . Things are never what they seem. The Brave Few. Dan


Dan Hanosh
Dreams are yours to Share

My Books:
Just Released . . . Sleepless Nights, AuthorHouse, 2007
A continuation of The World . . . through a poets eyes.



The World Outside My Window, AuthorHouse, 2004

Links: Dreams Are Yours To Share
Warriors and Wars
The Moon Also Rises
Dan’s Room 2 Write

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas is almost here . . .

. . .

Christmas is almost here and then comes my annual soul searching. This year I have so much to be thankful for.

+ My son is CANCER-FREE
+ The publication of Sleepless Nights
+ Finishing Writing Sins of a Father

And I always make a list of goals and prioritize them. And this year will be no different, though my readers will notice that my blogs will not consume more of my time than things I view as being more important. Blogging is necessary, although it is not going to be number one on my list, anymore.

What I’ve learned is that so many people hide behind a façade, too afraid to be themselves . . . I prefer knowing my friends, not something that was just pretend. I write fiction, I don’t live it. Our country is living in a mist. Soon the sun will heat the earth and reality will burn through and we’re going to realize with regrets what we have let slip between our fingers.

I thought that if my readers would read my words they would take a moment and realize what is at stake. And then they would catch to the wave . . . Everyone has had a part to play and everyone is just as guilty of looking the other way. Does anyone remember the pain of 29? No one reading this I’m sure.

I am not overly religious, though I believe in the words of the Bible . . . Probably for reasons that would astonish most. And yet I know that any group that hates can’t be good . . .

My goals have always been to try to help this world to overcome the hatred and to become great again. And then everything else just fit in where it may. But now I realize that everyone has their own silly reasons for being and nothing I do will help them find a cause more righteous than what others have sold to them . . . You see, hatred is a tool used by leaders to control you and me. And we decide not to hate anymore, we take their power away from them.

And this Christmas time our leaders would have us believe they have won in Iraq and yet no matter what they tell me, I can’t see a victory with so many lies . . . So we’re supposed to believe they have achieved what so many have failed to do. And it stinks when the words start up again about Iran, Korea, Syria . . . Will the next leader be any different?

How could they? Our leaders think they have found a way to have wars and peace at home at the same time . . . That’s because we’re so stupid . . . To back a war is to give them what they need so desperately. It’s funny, I mean the bridges to no where . . . You don’t really think the hundred dollar toilet seats are for real? And now your President doesn’t even bother putting everything in the budget, he doesn’t have too. No one will hold him accountable. And the economy doesn’t even look at the cost of food or gas to calculate inflation . . . And so one day we’ll surely know 29 once again . . .

And the internet is great . . . It allows us to get our message out, or does it? What if search engines don’t put your posts on their sites, but send them to some watch dog instead? What if ISP’s screen everything for certain words, regardless of intent or what was meant? What if the social blog logs are really gardens of chatter for the gardeners to sift through? Where we’re going, someone has gone before us . . . And it didn’t have good results. Warrior and Wars. The Brave Few. Dan


Dan Hanosh
Dreams are yours to Share

My Books:
Just Released . . . Sleepless Nights, AuthorHouse, 2007
A continuation of The World . . . through a poets eyes.



The World Outside My Window, AuthorHouse, 2004

Links: Dreams Are Yours To Share
Warriors and Wars
The Moon Also Rises
Dan’s Room 2 Write

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We need to shift our focus . . .

. . .

During and after the cold war, we became deathly afraid of community, maybe with a good reason . . . And now we’re afraid or working for the common good and that doesn’t help anyone.

Look at it this way . . . Our local governments are willing to take anyone for any position. They are the ones making budgets and spending our tax dollars. We don’t know what they know, how they think or even if they are responsible. And the same gets magnified at the state and Federal levels.

Everyone knows this . . . Everyone wants to pay less taxes, but are you willing to do with less?

Are you ready to go back to gravel roads? Are you ready to tear down school buildings for online schools? Are you ready for private companies to pay their fair share? I’m talking about the stadiums? The cable the cable companies use? The electric provider’s grid? Don’t forget we paid for the infrastructure, we should be compensated . . .

And all those contractors, they’re raking in the doe because all they provide labor . . . You should be mad. Republicans you should be mad for the entitlements have gone to members of our tribe and must likely, not you . . . It will never be you or me.

Today in my community, I noticed camera’s on the new intersection . . . Why? Because we might need them . . . Pray tell who’s watching you?

Everyone should read Mein Kampf and yes, Communist Manifesto, but keep your dictionary next to you. You’ll need it. Hate is a tool to bring members into the fold. The more you hate the more haters fill your ranks.

Today both parties use hate . . . All they want is your vote. They’ll throw you a bone, maybe make you think they’re in your corner. And what’s truly hilarious, is their pork makes us think they are working for us . . . We’ve got to come together before it’s too late. Katrina should have been the wake up . . . Katrina could have been you or me.

Everyone wants you to believe that Iraq is because of 9-11, that it is over oil. It’s neither of those . . . It’s simply to spend the national resources so the other side can’t . . .

And now we’ll never get healthcare, education for all, maybe even Social Security funded . . . No matter what they do or don’t do, they win. No Government can be so chaotic without being planned . . . The Brave Few. Dan


Dan Hanosh
Dreams are yours to Share

My Books:
Just Released . . . Sleepless Nights, AuthorHouse, 2007
A continuation of The World . . . through a poets eyes.



The World Outside My Window, AuthorHouse, 2004

Links: Dreams Are Yours To Share
Warriors and Wars
The Moon Also Rises
Dan’s Room 2 Write

Copyright © 2007 by Dan Hanosh. All rights reserved.

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