Monday, November 03, 2003

Two TV Shows

It has indeed been some time since last I posted, and much has happened in the world since (My spelling remains the same though, and no I don't have enough time use the spell check) (ok ok maybe laziness has something to do with it, so? :P).

First of, I was speaking to my girlfreind the other day about two shows that are dear to my heart, and I then felt the urge to share them with you.

"STAR TREK" and "TWILIGHT ZONE" (black and white edition), are two shows I believe transcended your every day Television show geared towards creating mindless drones.
They made us analyze and question certain aspects of human nature.

Most intriguing of the two, I think, is star trek, which tried to show us how "utopia" could be achieved within human society. What makes them special, is that it was realistic. We did not achieve it on our own, and we were forced to see ourselves, as, not the center of the universe, but rather a rather small part in the grand scheme of things (i.e. Humility).
What I love most however, was that this "perfect" world was not perfect. Humans are humans, and we will always be that way, and as such conflict still was ever present, what made this society work however, was the way in which it was dealt with. Violence was strictly a last resort . It also helped that there was always a unifying threat, from the Klingons to Romulans, to (I smile here) the Borg. (The symbolism here is overwhelming but hat is for another blog.)
The fact that there was no "poverty", and very little sickness, helped a great deal, but like I said, we had help.
On top of this, this..... way of thinking......way of life was/is taught to all children as soon as possible.Paraphrasing from the bible, "raise up a child in the way they should grow, and he/she shall not depart from it". The result, a society with almost everyone having the similar fundamental Ideals.
This imperfect Perfection, makes a very interesting backdrop for the issues dealt with in every episode, more and more we see the world as not black and white, but shades of grey, and it makes this, our world look even more chaotic.
We see the captain and his crew make decisions every episode that are not "clear cut", thus leaving one to ask; "WHAT WOULD I DO?". It is this, I believe that helps us to begin "with the man in the mirror". Where we see in a perfect world the consequences of each of each choice made, much less in our world.
In the end what, I hope is achieved is that every man/Woman sees, or tries to see the consequences of his actions, and expand his/her awareness beyond him/herself and family.

It is this noble endeavor that has endeared STAR TREK to me. A friend once said to me that "Star Trek is an Ethical Soap-opera", could be, but it is one that makes us think of what could be.

This show is somewhat different from Star Trek, in that, while both cause us to look at human nature, Twilight Zone causes us (we hope) to take a look at the flaws in our own character. In the episodes the "zone" highlights deficiencies and strengths in the characters portrayed. Causing people to look at themselves in a new light, usualy the glare of the truth, in a place where nothing is as it seems. Ironic isn't it. I must also commend the show for the excellence of there characters, who, in each episode, use their flawless talent, to bring us the lesson of the day.

oops look at the time, I have to get back to work. I will continue with Twilight Zone on another blog.
But for now lets us leave it as is.

Quote of the Day:
"No army has ever marched into battle thinking that the Creator had sided with their enemy." by Zedd

Monday, October 06, 2003


I was just reading a commentary from Ann Coulter and (if i hadn't known before) I would have guessed she was republican, the kind that do not have the word "Bi Partisan" (never mind the spelling) in her vocab. But never mind that..
Although I agree whole hartedly with her veiws in the article


, where she notes Americas concern about the "evil" doctins of the the good book and how they warp childrens mind. (u know, the stuff about loving your neigbour and all that).

Her attack on the Times editor in "HERE'S A TRAITOR!" i thought were a bit low........,
ok ok, i'll tell the truth, I thought it was CRAS, ignant and petty,
I mean, who cares if he got low SAT scores, the fact is the man still made it to be the editor of on one of the most succesfull news mags today.

But enough on that the links for here article can be found below:

Articles found here

On to other matters. What do u think about the UN not willing to support the US in Iraq. Personally I think it is interesting. The fact is america made the UN look stupid when it first went of and started this war without there approval and now that the have the pandoras box open, they want help to close it. HA!!!! I should be the one runniing the UN.
I wonder, however how far ahead did the bush administration look, they must have planned for all that is happening (at least I hope). Come on, if you isolate your allies and carry out a hostile take over of a country, then clearly there must be consiquences (IGNORE THE SPELLING!!!!!). Does Bush plan on being re-elected, honestly, I get the impression that the American public is kind of tiered of th Iraq thing, and they want their troops home, never mind the oil, there comes a point when the price is too high. (I hope Bush knows this).
Any way it is my lunch time and I'me hungry. Till next time.

Todays Qoute:

Friday, August 29, 2003

The Mind Speaks

Idle Yout Speeks his/her(someone's) Mind.
Please note: The views expressed may or may not not be those of the one expressing them. :)

Where to begin?
At the...... ahhh, your guess is as good as mine, but a beginning there must be, and a beginning we shall have.

In my time here one earth I have had revelations as to my impression/awareness of certain truths.
One of these is as follows:


Now before you jump on your high horse think about it. Everything you and everyone else around you does is based the perception of truth as you see it, as a result, as long as you trust your own perception, which you must at some level, then the possibility that your view/awareness of things and events around you could be wrong or slightly scewed, throws the actual truth into irrelivance.

In other words, to get anyone to accept/see the truth (or a lie for that matter) what one must concern him or herself about is not the "facts" (as they wont speak for themselves), but rather peoples perception.

(I'll let that sink in)

The first time i saw this view point was in a novel, WIZARDS FIRST RULE by Terry Goodkind (GREAT BOOK), the book stated that the first rule of wizards is:

People are stupid. People believe anything either because they want it to be true or because
they are afraid it is.

Not very flattering. Ironocally it also went on to say that the only defense is to accept that the rule also applys to you. (i.e. you are also stupid).

(An interesting way to start on the path of enlightenment wouldn't you say?)

This never appealed to me until my first year away from home. My observation of how people reacted and behaved showed me gossip often has more power than truth/facts, and even when truth is present the way in which it is delivered is just as (or more) important as what is delivered.
But thats just humble me talking, look for yourself.

The thing is, however, it is really meant for people in (or heading for) positions of "power"/"Influence", where public (or group) opinion/sentiment is important. Yes we can apply it to our lives, but the big users of this are the people we see/hear/read in the media everyday. The kind of people who can "influence the sway of public oppinion".
Yes I have fallen prey to them as well, but then it is hard not to, it is almost impossible to get "uncolored facts" today, at best you can get news from multiple sources so as to sift out a "balanced"/amalgamated opinion for yourself but its not easy, yep we are stuck and i don't se a way out. Do you?

Any way have to run.
"See" you Soon

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Ovation, Oracle and Me

Hi, again. Im at work now trying to understand how Ovation Database system works, and boy it aint easy. But i'll survive. Databases are cool once you get to know them. Thats the hard part.
got to run again. I'll post again later today. Cool?

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Hi. Ok I don't think i'me getting the hang of this yet. Tomorrow, hopefully I'll have more to say. Cool?