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Monday, April 12, 2010

Who Am I – Who Are You?

Do you sometimes wonder if you are real, if the world we live in is real, or are we all part of some virtual reality game being master minded by some alien game master for his or her own purposes?

Do you get the nagging feeling that you’ve been here and done the same thing before?

Do people you just meet remind you of someone you remember or thought you knew?

Are you repeating the same mistakes, having the same emotions, worrying about the same old fears? Thinking the same old thoughts?

How do you know that you are real and not just some bit player in a universal game being controlled by a game master for his or her own entertainment.

Maybe the game master is what we think of as God. How do we know the truth? How can we be sure we are real?

Maybe we are all part of some giant quantum computer simulation. Are new age computer techniques ruling our lives?

Is everything we do preordained? Maybe our lives and our thoughts are being manipulated by a supreme being, but to what purpose?

Are we here merely for his entertainment or do we serve a higher purpose? Why bother with all this scurrying around: falling in and out of love, having children, having illicit affairs, having evil thoughts, trying to make a difference, trying to be successful, searching for recognition, craving acceptance, feeling pain, feeling joy.

If we’re not really here than how can we make a difference?

So many questions and what I really crave are answers, but how do I know that I really want the answers. Maybe the answers are to frightening for us to contemplate. Maybe we don’t want to know the truth.

And whose truth is it? Is its God’s truth? Am I real because I believe in Him?

I like to think I can make choices in my life. The choice I make is to believe in God and believe I’m real. It’s a matter of faith. It’s a matter of personal belief. It’s a matter of religious indoctrination. It’s a matter of spiritual conviction. It’s a matter of how I choose to live my life. It’s my reality.

What other choice do we really have?

Hi, this is Arthur Levine, the author of the novel Johnny Oops. To read more of Johnny’s views please access

Saturday, April 3, 2010

We Are Becoming A Nation Of Skinny Zombies

The government knows best. It is now telling us what to eat, when to work, how to get healthy, what drinks we can take to cure our thirst, how much we should weigh and on and on and on. New Czars, new committees, new councils, new regulations: the government is going to tell us how to live, what to do and when. We are becoming a nation of skinny Zombies walking through life at a shuffling pace as we leave it to the government to do the thinking for us.


No more junk food, no more addictive drugs, no more smoking, no more drinking: what is there left for us to do? Are they going to ration the number of children we have next so we can afford the social entitlements like government sponsored healthcare that we are being forced to accept against our will.

The government’s new motto is TAX, Tax, Tax, and Trust Us you don’t know how to manage your life, Big Brother knows best. Big Brother knows how to redistribute our wealth. What happens when they decide it’s your wealth that needs redistributing next?


What happened to our rights? I think us citizens need an Amnesty type program like the illegal immigrants are going to be offered so that we may be allowed to think for ourselves once again.

Who legislated away our right to think and breath free? Whose greater good are we working for: the people that administer the government? I want out of this nightmare of legislative frenzy and administrative over think.

I want my vote and my opinion and yours to count again. Even the people that are fine with what the government is doing are going to wake up one day and wonder why their children don’t have any rights to their own destiny, and what happened to their freedom, but it may be to late.


When are we going to come to our senses as a Nation and fight back at the ballot box? When are we going to decide to elect Congress men and women who represent us not a misguided political elite? When are we going to return to the principals our founding fathers inculcated in the constitution to protect our individual rights?

When are we going to come together as a free people and say No More? No more government control. No more government taking away our freedoms. No more government telling us what is best for us. No more having our wishes disregarded by our Congress and the Administration.

Enough is enough.

It is time to start Helping ourselves.