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A Moment in Time

A moment to reflect on recent outbreaks of war

To the solider

The civilian

The martyr

The victim

This is war

A moment of truth, and a moment to lie, a moment to live and to die

This is war

Do or die and the story goes

“I believe in music, its everything to me”

Holding onto many dreams ‘to see things, travel around the world’

Music is something you hold onto

I re-edited together two 30 Seconds to Mars tracks.

Amazing that I’d video taped the two clips over 18 months ago and they fit together really well.

Progress in Kabul but not in Kabul

When the Twin Towers were hit with a tragedy beyond the scale of anything I had ever known, I was shocked and afraid of this ‘Islam Extremist’ move.

However I think we have made societal progress. There are so many wonderful humanitarian examples of the muslim faith and islamic community.

Whilst we were in Afghanistan, the advocacy to break up Islamophobia has enabled such a positive move of moderate Muslims to carry out their values within the traditional British cultures and beliefs without any trouble.

Yes we are in Kabul making no progress.

But also I hope you will join with me in agreement that the muslim community in the world also rejects this extremism within some sects of society.

As a Christian I have sometimes seen some more extreme views held within edges of the faith community which desired a more literal interpretation of the bible or ancient texts.

The Sharia law has some aspects which when toned down can be incorporated or discussed within society. And I hope most people will reject the harmful and even evil parts of a world view which has become distorted.

Let’s do what we can to moderate those influences in the world which might seek to bring us down to a less than human race.

– war —

Introducing a new writer – the un-named man. In 2020 we have seen the need to obscure our faces with masks, although this was commonly something a gang or bandit might do. So why not put your feet up and enjoy an old Weston.

the searchers – film review – suggestion/recommendation

The Searchers, A John Ford film.

Starring John Wayne, Jeffery Hunter & Natalie Wood.

After the Civil War Ethan Edwards returns home from The War with medal for Valor in his pocket, unlike now those men who fought that War excepted the loss and new that the country they knew would change forever but not all were filled with hatred and blood lust like some people would have your believe.

The Confederate flag is no more racist than Abraham Lincoln, being proud of men who fought for what they believed in no matter how racist it may have been is not wrong, those men were strong, proud and were willing to die for what they believed in.

militray men sky diving
Some daredevil American heroes – Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

This man trades one war for another as so many Soldiers returning home still do, Comanches steal some of the neighbours cattle as a ploy to get the men away from the family home to kidnap the young women and kill their enemies family, Ethans sister and nephew are killed in the raid and the house is left on fire when Ethan returns.

He soon joins a posey to pursue them, after tracking the Comanches, months turn into years and soon 12 years have passed after fighting with the Indians and Bandits along the way. Ethan and Martin finally meet the Comanche leader who raided their home and killed their family.

The leader had many scalps in his tipi and one belonged to Martin’s mother, Ethan has so much hate for the Indians and while meeting with The Comanche, Ethan & Martin meet Debbie the daughter he kidnapped from them, who is now an adolescent but wishes to stay with the Comanche but Ethan would rather see her dead than live her among the Indians.

female wildlife rangers
Intended as a general image of women and mothers who may face all kinds of peril.
Photo by International Fund for Animal Welfare on Pexels.com

Martin tries to protect her when Ethan tries to shoot her, The Comanche wound Ethan with an arrow, Ethan and Martin return home for a short while and after return to the Comanche camp to kill Scar and save Debbie.

Ethan decides to save Debbie instead of kill her after learning that he has done enough killing and family is more important.