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The media…is setting the world on fire…

Person Holding a Burning News Paper Close-up Photography

Whoever controls the media,
controls the mind.

— Jim Morrison


Photo: Connor Danylemko

okay, so…

Last night Debbie texted, “watch Rebel on hulu.  It’s you.”  I thought it would be a comedy but nope, it was about a loud, aggressive, in your face activist, whose kids never wanted to be activists, but were forced into it by their mom.  Sigh.

Okay, so I dragged my daughter on buses and planes, took her everywhere, to march, demonstrate, defend clinics, animals, and all the rest.

We didn’t do the mother daughter thing, the way a lot of other mother’s and daughter’s did.  My daughter was handing out leaflets, picketing Northwestern’s Animal Labs, furriers, marching in Washington, Springfield, going to International Feminist Conventions, and meetings, working for the ERA, doing voter registration and pretty much everything else, including letter writing, phone calls, coming to most of my lectures, and boycotting.  That was her childhood.

I adore her. She’s an amazing, professional, intelligent, strong, funny, LOYAL, woman, who is much nicer than I am, or ever could be.  I’m aggressive.  She doesn’t go for someone’s throat, until she’s tried other ways.  I give whatever it is about three minutes, and then I’m finished being nice.  So, when she said the character Rebel,on the program, and I were alike, she wasn’t kidding.  She said she kept saying, “There’s my mom,” while she was watching the program.  I have to ask her if that was a good, or bad thing.  Mmmm, probably bad, right? 

My daughter’s like a warm summer breeze and I’m more like a nasty tornado, but we work amazingly well together.  We have each other’s back…always.  I think she’s so perfect because she’s like her father.  He was perfect too.  Our son, well, he was more like me.  Enough said.

Anyway, her nickname for me is, The Shredder.  I tell her I’m not that bad.  She tells me that I am.  We can both be right…or wrong.

We are who we are.

Netflix…If you’re looking for a good time…a lot of laughs…binge watch this series…


with Martin Scorsese
Fran Lebowitz

There are different categories, so be sure to look at all of them…


The Little Prince, Fox, Little Prince

Last night I watched a documentary on ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY, the author of, THE LITTLE PRINCE.

I always have a problem with those programs.  All the people who spoke, had a reason and meaning for everything in the book.  They knew what everything stood for and why.  They paired the action in the book to what the author had gone though in his own life.

By the time the program was over, the magic of the book was completely dead, killed by taking it apart and dissecting it to death.

In truth, no one knows why an author writes what she/he writes, or all the reasons behind the words.  I don’t understand why we have to psychoanalyze everything.  Stomp on it, try to explain it, until there’s nothing left for our imaginations to play with.  I think we can manipulate things to fit any situation.  The ideas and meanings the people on the program gave, could be bent and twisted to fit any phrase or character they liked.

I love the fox.  I love the fox the way I see him.  I don’t understand taking away the personal meanings of those in books, and making them into one boring thing that touches no one at all.

I actually love the animated new movie, with the little girl and her older pilot neighbor.  I love it.  I LOVE THE FOX.  But I love them because of who they are to me, not because of how twenty people believe the author was saying something different.

It’s not right to take that creativity and imagination away from readers and act as if the rose stands for his wife and blah,blah, blah, when no one can be positive that it’s even true.

Anyway, I should have turned it off.  I will always love the fox and would love to have a stuffed and raggedy fox of my own.  Who wouldn’t want him?  But he means something different to each of us.  So does the prince.

They showed teachers and kids reading the book and taking it apart as well.  Kids being told what something meant, or being asked what they thought it meant.  That’s fine, of course, and even fun, at times…but only if it is said that there are no right or wrong meanings to a book.  That’s what’s important.  What we get from a book is personal and sometimes even secrete.  The fox, for me, doesn’t even have to be part of THE LITTLE PRINCE, for me to love him.  He’s cute.  Sometimes even that can be enough.  Okay, I do have a wee statue of the fox on my windowsill.  I told you I love him.

The Media can manipulate everything…From: Bored Panda

Photographer Takes Pics Of People In Public From 2 Perspectives And It Shows How Easily The Media Can Manipulate Reality


From Candy…we only see and hear what they want us to see and hear.

Okay, so…

I saw some pictures on a few things today.   Pictures of women sitting in windows, pictures of moody and lovely people in wonderful settings and it makes me laugh.  Anyone can look that way but when the photo has been taken and the moment has passed…well, the things you may imagine are gone and reality once again, sets in.

It’s the same as having a soundtrack for your life.  How much more exciting and wonderful life would be if, like in the movies, the music did most of the work.  Your moods would be played out for everyone in stereo and it would make life so much more interesting and incredible than the flat, no music life we each lead.  Music manipulates us in films and photographs manipulate us on the covers of magazines, books, everywhere, actually.  We are easily manipulated and that’s why we get into trouble.

Anyway, when I saw the woman sitting on the windowsill looking into the garden, a bit fuzzy and blurred for effect, I really did laugh.  We fall for it all the time and, unfortunately, some people don’t realize those things only last for a moment and they spend their lives looking for moments that aren’t real in the first place.

Pretty pictures and wonderful music.  Imagine each of us having our own soundtrack.  LOL  Loud and just a little distracting when we were in a crowd, don’t you think?

The media plays with us and we…let them.  The government and rich people use the media to play with us.  We need to reprogram ourselves and ignore them as much as we can.

Truth has never existed for politicians but now truth really is DEAD…

I don’t like TIME magazine but it’s a good cover and it’s right in front of SWAT, survival weapons and tactics because we all need to know who to kill each other the best way we can, right?



Artist: Anonymous

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