Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ray, Jake, & Elwood's Vision for World Peace


David Nybakke said...

I wanta see you shake your tail feather...for world peace? Got to love them Blues Brothers from Chicago and a day gone by. Chicago once home of them Blues Brohters, but as other cities all over the world, it too is losing its identity, its culture, its virtue, and its soul.

Athos said...

Now, come on, Aramis, chin up! That's what I'm talking about in "The Tiny Crack" -- the powers are not monolithic. The South Shore is still running, the Sears still standing, the Silver Streak still ... well, okay, it's gone, or parked in the Science & Industry Museum.

Look at the cross-section of dancers - young/old, white/black, male/female. After all, these guys were "on a mission from God!"

David Nybakke said...

Ah, yes, "on a mission from God!" and how we all knew that Jake and Elwood were on such a mission.

And yes, I loved your "The Tiny Crack" post, however I also appreciated your earlier post, "They Really Are Out to Get Us..." where in the conversation the self-described ex-KGB operative and defector, Yuri Bezmenov says;

"Exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person demoralized is unable to assess true information."

Isn't that comment so perfect in describing what we have in the article on Chicago?

So with you expressing hope in the tiny crack; you also help us discern truth (as you do so well with these other posts). And that means sometimes that you help us see untruth. So shedding light on the article on Chicago - they are not building a stronger and wiser community when they strive to become the gay capital/mecca of the US, but rather it is the noise of creeking and cracking - of a thing being leveled waste. I think it would be safe to say that Mayor Daly and those trying to market Chicago in this manner are not on a mission, like Ray, Jake and Elwood, from God.

Athos said...

Now I see what you're driving at, Aramis. Yes, it is sad to hear of such idiocy taking place by Daly and his gang. Gil's words take on even newer, relevant meaning:

The day will dawn, I see the eastern horizon glowing already, when we will use the term “sexual liberation” with the same kind of bitter irony with which we now use the term “workers’ paradise.” It has produced an absolute catastrophe in our world, and I think to refrain from saying so because we don’t want to be thought sexually prudish is ridiculous. The casualties are mounting, real casualties, are mounting all the time, and I think we should at least have the courtesy to acknowledge that is so... (Gift of Self)

Athos said...

Oh, and BTW, thank you for your kind, affirming words about TTC post. I keep cranking these posts out, hogging the show, but I'm really not. 'Just filling some time and waiting to read what the other two Ms will be posting also!

Porthos said...

Apropos of nothing in particular, I heard Paul Butterfield Blues Band "Walking Blues" on the national radio the other day. I hadn't heard it in ages, and it's still just as good.