Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Required reading

Future Present at The Return of Scipio. Here is a snip:

Our archeologist, while rummaging among the ruins of our fallen civilization, met a ghost from the long dead race of Americans. The wraith boasted much about what we had been as a people.

We died in the hundreds of thousands to end slavery here and around the world.

We invented Jazz.

We wrote the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg address.

We went to the moon to see how far we could hit a golf ball.

We lifted a telescope into orbit that could see to the edge of the universe.


Apparently inspired by How Beautiful We Were at American Digest:

A short list. In no particular order.

We told our children that any child could grow up to be President. And then we made it come true.

We had car shows, boat shows, beauty shows and dog shows.

We ran robots on the surface of Mars by remote control.

Our women came from all over the world in all shapes and sizes hues and scents.

We actually believed that all men are created equal and tried to make it come true.

Everybody liked our movies and loved our television shows.

We tried to educate everybody, whether they wanted it or not. Sometimes we succeeded.

We did Levis.

We held the torch high and hundreds of millions came. No matter what the cost.


Be prepared to be really sad, and maybe scared too.


Mrs. Darling said...

Yikes Im scared enough all the time. Dont know if I should follow this link or not!

Marbel said...

Hey Mrs. D, good to see you! I added some snips of the articles so you can see what I mean by sad and scared...

DADvocate said...

The primary message I get from this and similar readings is that there are plenty of signs that things aren't right and they're getting worse. Yet, people justify and rationalize what's happening.

I wonder if it will be too late when the signs become abundantly obvious to enough people to stop the madness.

~*~The Family~*~ said...

I'll go with scared. Sometimes when watching the news I actually feel physically sick and have to turn it off.