Saturday, June 04, 2005

Two Stories

They were found sitting on the wall of a flowerbed in the backyard. Three bobcat cubs were left behind by their mother. She was moving her young family when she jumped the yard fence. The cubs were too small to follow. The mother remained in the area unable to re-enter the yard.

Bobcats are nocturnal natives to the California coastal area, but are rarely seen. A mature Bobcat is about twice size and weight of a housecat. If a bobcat is around, a person isn't likely to see the 20 pound animal, it's earthy coloring blending into the surroundings.

The Fair Harbor homeowner called the authorities. Department of Fish and Game and local Animal Control officers reunited the young cubs with their mother. The family is once again home in their natural habitat.

That touching story was reported by Rita Freeman in today's local paper. Immediately next to that story is this one reported by Larry Welborn:

Thirty-six years ago, a mother took two cats and two dogs to Chicago when she moved her family from Southern California to start a new life. That new life didn't include her 3 year old daughter; Michelle was left behind.

She claims she left the girl in the care of her boyfriend who then left Michelle with his mother. The woman never asked about her daughters welfare, not even after the boyfriend's mother died in 1972.

He claims that, before the move, the mother called him upstairs in the house they rented and showed him the lifeless body of her baby girl. He suggested they bury the child in a local canyon. The boyfriend had a history of violence toward the woman and her children in California and Illinois.

The pair were arrested in 2004. An intense search of the canyon was conducted, but despite being led to the spot of the burial, the body of little Michelle has never been found. Michelle has not been seen alive since the day the family moved to Illinois.

I don't know what to make of the two stories being set side by side in what was probably an unintentional juxtaposition of nature and nurture. These are the stories that make up our lives and give us pause on Saturday mornings while reading the newspaper and drinking coffee.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Car Bombs and Underwear

We've all wondered where the suicide car bomb drivers are coming from and why would they volunteer in the first place? Well, we may have an answer. According to a report on the CBS Evening News Without Dan Rather (June 2, 2005), many of the drivers are not aware they are driving a bomb.

Needing repairs to their autos, hapless Iraqis take their vehicles to local repair shops. The job is done and the owner pays for the good work and drives away happy as a clam, pleased as punch, a happy camper.

What they don't know is that the repair shop has secretly replaced the back seat with -- no, not Folger's Coffee Crystals -- 1000 kilos of high explosives! And they have installed a remote controlled triggering device. Even though all repair work is listed on the invoice -- 5 qrts oil, 4 spark plugs, 1000 k. hi-ex, 1 rem trig -- it can be hard to understand those damned car repair bills.

Driving away, the unsuspecting owner is followed by bad guys with the remote trigger controller. When the car gets to a viable target, the bad guys push the button and ---BOOOOOM!!!!!

Scores of people are dead or maimed; families are torn asunder, thrown into despair; the country is stunned into numbness. The rest of the world yawns awaiting the latest photos of American atrocities involving underwear and ancient literature.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

Monday, May 30, 2005

A Time to Gather Stones

There are those who still think Islam is a religion of peace and Muslims just want to live and let live. Despite the historical record, bin Laden's Declaration of War, the many statements by the still dead Arafat, people in the West have yet to wise up to the full intent of the Anti-Christ, Islam, continuing to be swayed by the lies and half-truths spread by the apologists of Islam.

Here's one more try.

In a live broadcast, the popular Islamic Palestinian leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiras, on May 13, 2005, preached in a sermon, "I say to you: You must look at our situation with an outlook of confidence in Allah's victory! If you help Allah [spread Islam], Allah will bring you victory.

"We once ruled the world and the day will come when, by god, we will rule the entire world. The day will come when we will rule the United States, the day will come when we will rule Britain, we will rule the whole world [and all will live in peace and comfort under our rule] except the Jews."

Now...WAKE-UP!

Our lives, the lives of our future generations, are at stake. Our entire way of life is at stake. Our histories, our literatures, our arts, our sciences , our cuisines, our languages, our philosophies, our religions, our entertainments, our fashions, our beliefs and achievements, our very thoughts and ideas that have made the modern world possible - all of it - all is at stake.

There is no room for error or misinterpretation. Just listen to what the Muslim clerics, officials, and fighters tell us everyday. Hitler wrote Mein Kampf to tell the world what he was intending. We ignored his words and paid dearly. Are we to commit the same error again less than a century later?

This is not the time for hesitance or appeasement; this is not the time for second guessing or doubt. This is the time for confidence and decisiveness; this is the time for acting in the certitude of righteousness.

To do less, to surrender in order achieve peace will not stanch the flow of blood, but only prolong the bloodletting and suffering. Surrender brings violent and lawful death to our everyday lives under a system of primitive laws anathematical to everything we have learned, believed, and defended over the past eight thousand years of Western Civilization.

We must not fail our progenitors; we must not fail our progeny; we must not fail ourselves. We must not fail.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.