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Reality And Fantasy

Posted in Religion by chamblee54 on September 5, 2009

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PG was reading about Afghanistan while waiting for the time to go downtown. Dragon Con is in town, and the parade is at ten am. PG has decided to go downtown and see the costumes this year, so next year he can sleep late. Meanwhile, what is being said about Afghanistan ( of AfPak fame) is just as much a fantasy as DragonCon.

People are discussing the war. Perhaps not as many as needed, but it is a start. There is a two prong discussion… Should we be fighting in Afghanistan, and Are we doing it right?

Uzi just called to say he is on his way to the train station, so this needs to be wrapped up asap. There is a man named William Kristol. He writes  think pieces for various newspapers. Mr. Kristol…he had a deferment and never served in the Vietnam era military…was known as the Brains behind Dan Quayle.

Mr. Kristol discusses counterinsurgency in a recent oped piece. The classic counterinsurgency theory is that you have you have one soldier per fifty civilians in your theater of war. Afghanistan has an *estimated* population of 28 million. Do the math. Mr. Kristol observes:
“But as the military historian Fred Kagan explains, counter-insurgency theory and experience suggest that if the Afghan National Army is expanded, as Gen. McChrystal proposes to do, and if there is a surge of several brigades of American forces “to bridge the gap between current Afghan capacity and their future capacity, while simultaneously reducing the insurgency’s capabilities,” then we would have roughly the number of forces necessary to carry out the strategy.”
The fantasy downtown will have more colorful costumes.

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The first thing in the parade was a crew of flag totin wannabe soldiers. This struck PG as being disrespectful of the real troops. Whether you agree or disagree with the war, the fact is that these fine men and women are fighting a hot war, with real dead and wounded. It is not a fantasy. PG suspects many of the uniform models in the parade would not last ten minutes in actual combat.

That was a bit of a comedown, but PG got over it. DragonCon is about fantasy and enjoyment, and if you think too much the fun goes away. There was a lot to look at…pretty and plain, imaginative and derivative, and on and on. PG hopes that the harem girls were more suited for that activity, than the starship troopers would be in a laser fire fight.

When the real police came through, and told people to get on the sidewalk, the first part of the parade was over. A man with a bullhorn and pictures of abortion product started to scream about Jesus.

PG and Uzi went walking through the horror of Five Points to Underground, before heading north to Peachtree Center. The food court was packed, with football fans cheerfully co- existing with intergalactic trailer trash. There was no place to sit down and eat, so PG went back to the Doraville train. The ride was over.

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  1. PREACHER said, on September 5, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I was the one PREACHING at Dragoncon…for a guy with a CAMERA you suyre can’t tell the difference between PHOTOS of the CRUCIFIED Christ and abortion photos! The banner I had out there today had the NAIL pierced hand and feet of JESUS along with His blood covered face writhing in agony as He suffered the WRATH of God against SIN. Your Sin! Pay closer attention to the details or you will end up in HELL when you die!

  2. Linda said, on September 5, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    We are all living in a fantasy until God’s love breaks through…

  3. Not Abortion Product « Chamblee54 said, on September 5, 2009 at 11:20 pm

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  4. David said, on September 6, 2009 at 11:47 am

    My favorite picture here is the one of Glenda the good witch. Hi Chamblee. This is David from David’s Hat Factory (www.hotdavid.com) just came over to say thank you for signing my guestbook and for visiting my new space on the web. Hope life has been treating you well. Yes I remember when you used to visit my old spot (earthtodavid.com). It has been quite awhile since I even logged in to manage that site…… I really need to get over there and move some content from it to my new site because that site is due to expire in a very short time. Anyway, hope your doing well. Will see ya around. Stop by my new place again sometime. I may or may not get another personal blog started up sometime after I get finished moving content and settle down where I am now.

  5. Chamblee54 said, on July 23, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    […] been one to travel to another city, and pay serious money, for panel discussions. He did, however, go to the dragon con parade last year. As the last medieval wench made her way down Peachtree, there was a […]


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