From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com> Date: Sat, 02 Jan 1999 07:37:27 -0600 Fwd Date: Sat, 02 Jan 1999 11:38:54 -0500 Subject: Alfred's Odd Ode #287 Apology to MW #287 (For January 2, 1999) Demoted to the status of another mouth to feed, the new born are a horror _and_ a treat. On the one hand they continue what it was that *something* started; on the other they are parasitic fleas. On the one hand they're a savior, on the other they detract from the bounty that humanity has made. On the one hand they are _wondrous_ with potentials of the gods, on the other -- tiny devils we've betrayed! We teach them infidelity, and we disrespect their brains. We ridicule their innocence, and teach the wrong refrains. We socialize them mindless, and we hook them on mere sports. Some try and teach them "God" in school -- despite the bad reports. We treat them like the children we invent but never _are_; discounting the experience, we distract them from the stars. We lie suggesting worship for the framers of a system that exults a landed gentry as the cure for human schism. We feed them vague distortions of the truth on UFO's. We obfuscate those issues with a finger in our nose. Pretending we have answers where we, point in fact, have none, we add to their contention that we're finished, pointless -- done! The kids all know the deal, and they'll hate us if they can. They resent the pap we feed them 'cause the truth got hard to stand. They hate our lack of courage, and the way we rape the planet. They hate their bland coercion, and the reasons we have planned it. They hate that YOU resent them 'cause, as yet, they have no blame. You envy them their innocence, and the fact they have _no shame_. You hate them, their reaction to a FLEET of UFO's <g>, is to clap their hands in fearless glee, and dance up on their toes. They hate that they're demoted to another mouth to feed. They hate you don't fulfill, in them, their truthful, honest need. They hate you don't believe them, and they hate that you don't care; they hate that you discount their lives as shallow, futile -- bare. They hate you don't give credit; they hate that _you're_ not real. It's why they may go crazy, why they drop out -- miss the deal. They've had the *best* of teachers, those too young, or "dead of brain." Education is a low rent field, the profession's _warped_ and _stained_. What's this to do with UFO's? It's kids aren't trained to see! What we tell them they should look at, we must _show_ could make them free. The way of it must set them off, to soar among the clouds, to loose them from our tethers, and to teach them useful doubt. If we want them to respect us, we respect them _first_, in turn. We cop to crass inequity, and we show there's _more_ to learn! Do we breed a race of liars to commit continued crime? Do we _insist_ the same mistakes are made _another_ time? Are we the ones (who wallow in a sickness rife with pus) to _pretend_ we're doing right by them -- to turn them into us? Lehmberg@snowhill.com The child _is_ the father to the man. Seems a great time, in a period of wealth like there has NEVER been (with NO thanks to a rabid right, or anarchist left) . . .to cop to it, treat the kids as we would _individually_ be treated, and discover that with regards to them -- less _is_ assuredly more <g>. Lastly, know that their world is more vital to them than our world. It is filled with challenges, threats, and anxious priorities we have forgotten. It's up to us to provide the bridge and relevance to our present _contrived_ reality that would repel them if they only knew. But that's _our_ problem, a problem that withers away into startlingly obvious when confronted at last by the generic genuine. <g>. Restore John Ford! -- Explore the Alien View! Ponder the Wit & Wisdom of Ching Chow! http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/arecibo/46/ <Updated 29 December> John Ford Restoration Fund -- Send your checks and money orders to _me_, Alfred Lehmberg (cut out the lawyers, they got their's) at: 304 Melbourne Drive, Enterprise AL, 36330. Strict records kept. "Only thin, _very light_ envelopes with a return address will be accepted <g>." ~~~ $225.00 pledged -- $125.00 collected ~~~ "I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, while burning at the fundamentalist's stake.
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