Friday, September 30, 2016

****Friday - 9-30-16
IMPORTANT.  Comx Box is a site devoted to humor, but the following is not a laughing matter.
Dear Comx Box Readers and Contributors.

By the end of this day, Friday, September 30, 2016, the United States will cede the last vestiges of its control of the Internet to a global cabal that will likely include countries such as Russia, Red China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and other like-minded countries where freedom is anathema.

These type of countries, where people are routinely imprisoned, tortured and put to death for expressing their thoughts on freedom of speech and expression, will be in a position to control who and what gets posted on the Internet.

The only institution that can stop this abolishment of freedom of speech and expression is  the United States Congress.

The President of the United States is trying to sneak this horrendous surrender of US control of a bastion of freedom, past not only US citizens but also of citizens of all democratic countries in the world. There is not one single reason to do this that makes sense.

You must make an effort to help stop this lunacy.  If you are a US citizen, you must contact your congressperson and tell them that they must not allow this to happen.  Once it does, it is irreversible. 

If you are not a US citizen, contact whoever represents you in your government and have them contact the US Congress and insist that the surrender must not take place.

 The Internet will be controlled by people who hate freedom.  Act now.  Congress adjourns this week and then it will be too late.

If you are unsure of what is happening with this issue, here is a link to a short but informative article.



Spock in Charcoal

I am staring into what must be charcoal sketching
of an old man with an umbrella. In fact,
this is the title: “Old Man with an Umbrella,”
a drawing by Vincent Van Gogh. And right away
I think of Leonard Nimoy, our Spock,
his love of Vincent.

Original Art by Alan Gilbert

Remembering that In Search of he did
about the artist Van Gogh, certainly a labor of love.
And I am staring at an old man with an umbrella,
but imagining, a charcoal sketch of Leonard Nimoy: Leonard Nimoy with an umbrella and Spock ears,
and pulling back like a camera, I see Vincent sketching,

a giant charcoal question mark
just over the stump of Vincent’s severed ear.
“those ears,  those magnificent pointy ears,” he says,
grasping his nub of charcoal
with passionate
and illogical logic.  

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