Every day I get in the queue (Too much, Magic Bus)
To get on the bus that takes me to you (Too much, Magic Bus)
I’m so nervous, I just sit and smile (Too much, Magic Bus)
Your house is only another mile (Too much, Magic Bus) ~ Pete Townsend
My wife and I drove up to New Paltz for their annual Arts & Crafts Fair last Saturday. I absolutely love New Paltz, and I think that’s because I actually feel transported back in time (remember Mr. Peabody, Sherman, and the Wayback Machine?) to the sixties! I swear I can feel my hair start to grow back the minute I pass the SUNY campus and cross the village line.
So Jodi points to a sign that reads, Are you on the bus Sept 21 NYC? “What’s happening on Sept 21st?” she asks. “That’s the Climate March.” I responded, desperately trying to conceal my rolling eyes. She quickly changed the topic as I ruminated over changing times and the different buses that have taken us through them…
If you were there Live at Leeds in 1970 when The Who drove Magic Bus into Rock & Roll history, then you were in the eye of the counter-culture storm that rocked our world through the late Sixties into the early Seventies. There’s no possible way to explain what just being a hormonally-fueled teen on planet earth was like at that time…for me it was like being in a raft on the wildest stretch of the Colorado, or the Allagash rivers…without paddles!
The “Magic Bus” was our bus! Whether or not we ever knew where we were going, drove safely, stayed between the lines, or followed roadmaps…we made it our bus, with our rules, and on our terms! Not so with the “Climate March Bus”, chartered by the UN! The “Magic Bus” was driven by Anti-Establishment Rebels…the “Climate March Bus” is registered, owned and driven by the Establishment Elites! But what about the passengers…what motivated them to get on either bus?
As surely as drugs fueled the “Magic Bus” passengers, media fuels the “Climate Change Bus”…and both are very hallucinogenic and extremely habit-forming! Do you see where this is leading? The “Magic Bus” drug was used to turn on and escape what the “Climate Change Bus” drug is used to capture, control and turn off! “THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL HAVE BECOME SUBORDINATE TO THE NEEDS OF THE COLLECTIVE!”
It occurs to me that one hour of cable television does more damage to the human mind than a thousand doses of LSD ever came close to doing! We dropped acid to escape the reality we always came back to. They feed us cable to steal reality (ironically with reality shows), and replace it with their elaborately scripted, choreographed and produced version of it…to the point we’ve become helpless, dependent infants in suits and ties. As long as we have something to play with, we’re perfectly fine!
Meanwhile in the Real World…they’re about to take away our toys?
“Not that you would know it by reading or viewing mainstream news last week, World War III took a very big leap towards going live. First, last Wednesday was the biggest news when Gazprom announced they would be selling oil and gas for rubles and yuan. We knew for a fact this was coming sooner or later, it has arrived. It is so important that you understand what this really means. This is the very first time since 1973 where oil will be traded with public terms NOT being dollars.”
Don’t you love farce? My fault, I fear I thought that you’d want what I want, sorry, my dear But where are the clowns, send in the clowns Don’t bother, they’re here …in glorious lemming busloads!! ~ Stephen Sondheim