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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man."

Polybius

God, Fate, Time, Karma…
it is all those things;
it is none of those things.

Point of reason, perception leads to perspective.

Truths we believe to be reality are a matter of perception.

My contention is such truths are dependent upon the road we are led down, the input we accept as being above reproach.

Our sense of right and wrong dictate an individual's point of view.

The dynamics of the signpost just up ahead, conversly, lead us to the Twilight Zone as well as the Yellow Brick Road...

and that, I contend, is a good thing...Fore Internal Confusion eventually leads to personal growth. The fight from within, to ask the next question, with a guaranteeonly more questions are to follow.In the context of choice within one's life, these matters typically result in an individual's prioritization of issues; ideologies.

Pro Life vs. Pro Choice; an ironic stance given the fact historically, it's extremist that end up killing one another sacrificially, the result being 'Blood in the streets'.

Environmentalist vs. Drill,Baby, Drill... Alternative Energy vs. Drill, Baby, Drill, Liberal vs.Conservative, Democrat vs.GOP...Right to left, Right to Life...

Politicians are acutely aware 75% of communication is of the non-verbal variety.
The nation would serve itself better to focus upon the issues as opposed to the rhetoric. A focus upon what unites us, instead of what divides us. Bipartisanship for the good of a nation on the brink.

Life's lessons can be gleaned from Hollywood, which is scary to lend voice to thought. Take note when the tail Wags the Dog;

Toto has a stunt double and Kansas in today's world is really a blue-screen.
When we hear the voice to heed fear, take Dorothy's lead;She clock's the cowardly lion in the snout.

When the trumpets sound for change, realize change occurs excruciatingly slow; if at all. Women’s suffrage took 88 years to reach the main stage, the King dream, 45.
Change, when it does occur, is excruciating and slow.

“Whatever you do, don’t pay attention to that man behind the curtain.” When faced with information which by nature is inexplicitly derisive, I submit, that is precisely the decisive moment of truth.

Internal conflict is and shall always be, a great paradox unknown to Mankind. Initially confusion pervades & hinders the internal reconciliation process. Eventually, it leads to reprioritization, which evolves into a content state of mind...and we are better for that, or should be.

Go figure, In the end, Dorothy was on top of the answer the entire time. The infamous Ruby Slippers. As it turns out the man behind the curtain was indeed a wizard.
He recognized the power each and every one of us possess.

The Wizard was not unlike those in power in any land. He was quite the Machiavellian...It's preferable to be feared as a leader. Those in power tend to be reluctant to relinquish such power.

Which leads us to Willoughby, next stop Willoughby…
Willoughby; the story of a man searching for simpler times.
Via the Twilight Zone he finds himself in 1880’s Indiana.
Looking for simpler times, not unlike present times, he takes the leap.

Looking for simpler times; That is entirely up to us.
Getting back to the basics. The ancient Greeks, specifically, the Age of Pericles, got it right.

Closer to home, American Revolutionaries got near enough to right; discussion of politics and business at the local tavern was the venue for debating the topics of the day. This medium we share today is our local Tavern.
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What we choose to believe, choose to accept as reality,
depends on the road we allow ourselves to be taken down.
The exchange of ideas led to the creation of our nation...

God, Fate, Time, Karma…
it is all those things;
it is none of those things.

Bartender...A round of drinks for the house.

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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Tusitala,

I enjoy preaching to the choir; due to the fact I've found that is how one gets them to sing. Thank you for your kindness and comments my friend.


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Tusitala 4 years ago

You're preaching to the choir and I'm always glad to read any quotes from Emerson. As a boy, about 6th grade, I discovered him and his

work and I felt like "home" and then as time past and the world got

a little more calloused, well he slipped away.

In lengthy poetic style you're speaking of the "din" and confrontation and viewpoint or lack of; in the world these days. So many with unevaluated "knee-jerk" responses with no measured thought.

Unfortunately the tracks leading to Willoughby were torn up and all

the maps were changed. Now there is only a bullet train with one questionable destination.

You can add "Poet" to your Resume' Mr. Falcone. Another really good hub.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thanks for your thoughts and comments John Sarkis,

I'm glad you appreciate it for what it was meant to be, entertainment.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great hub! Yes, I don't particularly believe in karma myself (In the popular usage anyways, because true karma - one has to die and be reborn in order for karma to take place....), but I respect those who do.... I'm a Christian and believe in God's power only.... Nonetheless, I did enjoy your article, I found it unique and original....

Take care - voted up

John


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Mr. happy,

If your referring to a fraud being perpetrated upon its citizens by the powers that be, than yes, that is exactly the point of the hub.

"My contention is such truths are dependent upon the road we are led down..." not limited to any particular individual, but rather the intent of those in power to acheive their objective; a means to an end under the guise of truth through deception...

I savor your appreciation of the hub. Thanks for the visit and your comments and cheers to you as well.


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I like the way you think.

I loved "Wag the Dog" - 'twas a great movie. And "The Obama Deception: The Men Behind the Curtain". I am not sure if you wanted your readers to think about those but your writing certainly made me think about them.

Indeed it is all a matter of perception (and perhaps linguistics too).

I enjoyed your post. Cheers!


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thank you for your kind words and comment urmilashukla23.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

I loved reading this hub! Great writer!


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona Author

Thank you for the read and your kind words Mathira


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mathira 4 years ago from chennai

Good one gifalcone, with apt quotes.

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