17 April 2008

Campaign Literature



Pat Garrett and Wanted Poster



Billy The Kid



In political season, it is always good to remember that truth and fiction often depend upon who is doing the writing. One of the most famous cold-blooded, blood-thirsty killers of all time, just may not have been quite as evil as his first biographer (Pat Garrett running for office) made him out to be. Billy The Kid may have just been an orphaned teen, wrongly accused (at least at first), trying to survive in a harsh world.

6 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

Both sides I take with a grain of salt and do my own research. Great parallel!

eProf2 said...

Jamie, will you have RR send me an email about the country club. You have my email or you can ask her to go to my blog, which I've recently started up again. Thanks.

Travis said...

Another good example of distortion is the feud between the Earps and the Clantons.

the teach said...

Ah Jamie, you know you can't trust dem politicians! :D

Corey said...

From Jann Arden's Journal:

"Some people have to be right and that’s the brunt of the problem. They would rather be right than have peace. Being right is more important that friendships or love or family or loyalty or anything for that matter. I don’t want to be right. I don’t need to be. When you choose peace, you are choosing what is right.

More on words…they can kill people when used without wisdom and knowledge. When they are not kind, they are like jagged blades that cause wounds that seldom, if ever, heal. It never ceases to amaze me how some people have absolutely no sense of responsibility. They see themselves with halos over their heads. They do not see what everybody else sees. They see what they want to see, however distorted that is. Everybody else is wrong. Everybody else is dumb. Everybody else hasn’t got a clue. Life for them is a tunnel. Nothing exists other than what they create and control. It is a sickness. The closer you get to these people, the easier it becomes to get sucked up like you’re in the middle of a tornado, the kind that ate Dorothy and the dog and the whole damn house."

Who does that sound like???

RebelliousRenee said...

gee Corey...
I haven't got a clue..... ;)

what really puzzles me is those that support and enable that type of behavior....