Friday, March 14, 2008

JAG, 6 years and Frustration

I have been trying more sleep at night, so I am up in the morning and have has the chance to watch the reruns of JAG, the latter ones. The show has been off the air for some time but they are talking about the war on terror and 9/11. Just saying its been 6 yrs doesn't sink in with out some sign post to look at. I remember a conversation, just one, with my grandmother about Bush and the war. I think the news was on and she made a comment. She was in the war is bad always camp, except for WWII of course. She has been dead for two years and that was 2-3 yrs before that. i can't believe so much has happened my life and the life of this country in last 6 yrs.

It frustrates me that we have tried to do so much and have achieved so little. i am not saying we haven't had any accomplishments, we have. I just thought at the beginning we would fight this head on and have it mostly wrapped up in ten years and under control in 15-20 years. It looks as if we talk big and in reality are just slowing the progress of the terror agenda. i don't understand the general apathy. Why we didn't bring our diversity of thought, technological achievements and just general ingenuity to bear on this thing (and still don't and probably won't) and get it over with, i haven't got got a clue. i get a hard felling in my chest every time i think about it. It is not anger any more. It might be a frustration that i can't get past or understand. I am hopping it is not an acceptance of our weakness, of a slow slide back, or that people are only so strong, so bright and because of that history is a cycle that we will repeat over and over.


Michael said...


Hopefully, we can break that cycle.

You've probably seen this, but it worth repeating:

From Bondage to Spiritual Faith
From Spiritual Faith to Great Courage
From Courage to Liberty
From Liberty to Abundance
From Abundance to Selfishness
From Selfishness to Complacency
From Complacency to Apathy
From Apathy to Dependency
From Dependency back into Bondage"

from "The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic" - by Alexander Fraser Tytler / Lord Woodhouselee


and thanks for the link!

Michael said...

- "it's" worth repeating...