Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fantasy Vs Reality - Tuning into Reality

It amazes me how little difference the average person sees in fantasy and reality. I mean sure, I too spent the majority of my life unable to distinguish the true from the false, and I attribute this to spending entirely too many hours as a preschool age child in front of the TV, watching things like Gilligan's Island, Dragnet, Bonanza, the Twilight Zone and then having my dad come home every night and turning on the news with the phrase, "I want to see what's happening in the world". 

I, of course, thought that if my dad's shows were real, that Gilligan and the professor actually were stuck on that island, Sgt. Friday really did change the names to protect the innocent, little Joe really had all them horses, and thousands really were dying every day in Vietnam. I was very young and no one ever explained the difference to me. 

Fast forward to five years down the road and I discovered alcohol, and lo and behold, I had a whole new impairment keeping me from telling the real from the unreal. Couple that with "tales from the dark-side of religion" about hell-fire and brimstone, Catholic saints in red suits, who watched my every move to see if I was naughty or nice and paid me off in presents accordingly, rabbits that came to life and passed out colored eggs and chocolate if I held my basket just right. Is it any wonder I was unable to tell the true from the false?

All around us, life is taking place one person at a time. One passing moment at a time, one love story at a time and we never even notice because we are so tuned into the false. Think about it... is there any truth to "Game of Thrones", is "Breaking Bad" REALLY happening? Is ANYTHING on the television actually real??? Or, is it as I have come to suspect all along... ALL Lies? If it is on the box is there any reality to it, or is it all designed to sell some product to the unsuspecting consumer they really do NOT need, at a price they cannot afford, to fix a problem they never had in the first place until some one came on the TV telling them "Here is the next wonder cure for (insert problem the drug cures)" and it can be your for only 19.95 and if you order now we will send you 2 for the price of one all you pay is the 80% of the cost P & H.

All the while people are actually dying in the streets at the hands of some 19-year-old video game junkie turned drone specialist, controlling unmanned devices of war against women and children on the other side of the planet because if he doesn't they will court-martial him/her, and if they tell the truth there is no place on earth they are safe from the very drones they spent their time using to blow up unarmed women and children on the other side of the planet. There are love stories taking place all around us all the time and they aren't found on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Lost, or Big Brother.

They are happening in Ireland, Scotland, America, Haiti, you name it. People are falling in love, going on dates, holding hands, sharing a first kiss, feeding each other that first bite of wedding cake. Screw the Entertainment Industry! They are NOT Entertaining us with anything but lies and are passing it off as truth. At least Seth MacFarlaine has the guts to expose these bullshit lies for what they are and make fun of them, in order to get us to THINK! I Mean COME ON We are NOT Olympus and we have NOT Fallen, but there are REAL Terrorists in the streets in uniforms and carrying fully-LOADED automatic weapons, molesting the American public EVERY DAY! THIS is going on as well...

So the next time you want to know what's really wrong with the American Dream just ask yourself - is it REAL or is it just that, all a DREAM? You CAN fall in Love, there IS a right guy/gal for everyone and if you cannot find that person, look in the mirror and ask yourself "am I the right one?" Be the change you want to see in the world, put down the bottle, step away from the damned crack-pipe, put the phuquin needle back in the pack and step outside and breathe deep. Then, go and be of service to someone else, it will change your life forever, and who knows, you just might find out the right one was there waiting for you all along...

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