** 2010 is when the quote came my way. Not sure when Zappa said it! “Government is the Entertainment Division of the military-industrial complex.” - Frank Zappa
Now, is that a humdinger, or is that a humdinger??
This puts quite a good deal of stuff (& nonsense) into some kind of perspective…doesn’t it??
It gives me pause, for sure.
What the heck is the point of 98% of the activities I occupy my time with, if government is merely the “entertainment division of the military-industrial complex?”
I do ask myself this, from time to time…
Ah well. Let’s face it…I do love what I do.
Being a Mom, environmental activist & writer totally turns my crank.
Military-industrial complex notwithstanding (& that makes for a pretty goshdarn big notwithstanding, mind you, doesn’t it?), I am “following my bliss.”
I guess it doesn’t really get any better than that, eh?
Happy weekend, everyone!!
p.s. As regards following your bliss, Joseph Campbell said, “When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors & where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.” And oh yes, he did say a mouthful there…
p.p.s. More Joseph Campbell quotations... Tons of other relevant quotations in the 'Nuke Quotes' document!! And all kinds of other brilliant, inspiring, insightful quotations in general under the 'Quotation Central!' tab...
p.p.p.s. amazing article in Tikkun magazine, Nov/Dec. 2010, called 'JFK, Obama, & the Unspeakable.' Must-read!!
p.s. # 4: the posting 'The Most Dangerous Man in America' might also be of interest.