Mar 13, 2005


`Hold your tongue!' cried the Tiger-lily. `As if you ever saw anybody! You keep your head under the leaves, and snore away there, till you know no more what's going on in the world, that if you were a bud!'

`Are there any more people in the garden besides me?' Alice said, not choosing to notice the Rose's last remark.

There are times when I find myself alone and desperately struggling to find apt metaphors to describe how I feel as an expatriate American overseas. Not only as an expatriate overseas, but one who left America at the time when I did in the mid eighties.

Looking back, the decline had started already back on 22 January 1973 when white became black, up became down and wrong become right. It would take a few more years before the full effects began to sink in of where we as a nation were ultimately headed. I vividly remember the times of complete bewilderment and the moral confusion and relativism that have now ultimately followed.

With the wisdom we now have and blessed with the benefit of hindsight, why can we not right our wrongs and admit our mistakes? Failing to do so will only lead to our own demise. This is not a game, it is a matter of life and death. Why do we fail to recognize that?

Do we as the world's remaining superpower and leaders of the free world expect everyone else in the world to follow our lead down a road that leads into the abyss to a sea of lunacy and immorality. It is not because of our foreign policy that they hate us, it is because of our failure to recognize right from wrong. Simple really.

Only when we hold ourselves to a higher moral authority and accept that unchanging moral laws apply to all of us throughout the world can we expect peace, stability, progress and respect.

And so Indonesia has six-year olds sewing soccer balls, Saudi Arabia is chopping on heads and hands and our schools now teaching the joys of "fisting" and butt sex between men.

We live in a world now of "moral sovereinty" with no leader.

'When you say "hill,"' the Queen interrupted, 'I could show you hills in comparison with which you'd call that a valley.'

'No, I shouldn't,' said Alice, surprised into contradicting her at last: 'a hill can't be a valley, you know. That would be nonsense---'

Even Alice knew better.


Im going to be updating this one post over the next several days. It is getting late and I need to head over to the shop to make more chili con carne and sell more food. I'd like to thank all of you who wrote and asked what was going on and why no updates. Im going to do my absolute best to update daily. I promise. I never realized I had no many readers!

Thanks for the kind words Carl.

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