For anyone that really got bored with their eighth grade American history class, you are about to get a new lesson filled with exciting adventure that is filled with clues and keys about a vast treasure that has been collected from the days of the pharaohs on through the Crusades and Middle Ages. It might be under our own feet, and there is a family that knows where to start looking, and our story begins with one inquisitive boy, Benjamin Franklin Gates (Hunter Gomez), hunting around in his grandfather’s attic in on a stormy night in 1974.
His grandfather, John Adams Gates (Christopher Plummer), tells Ben the tale of the the treasure and the Masons and the Knights Templar, and how it all falls together and how his family is involved. The have only one clue, “The secret lies with Charlotte”. The story is interrupted when Ben’s father, Patrick Gates (Jon Voight) berates his father for filling Ben’s head with stories, and that the treasure is only a myth, and that it is time for everyone to let it go. Ben is not going to heed that advice, and that leads to a team of new treasure hunters in our time hunting for Charlotte in the Arctic. Read more...(631 words, 143 images, estimated 2:31 mins reading time)
hypocracy (hi-pock-ruh-see) A political system controlled by an out of control media.
No matter what the documents at the National Archives say, this nation is a hypocracy. Sure, there are the many independent voters out there that can see through media B.S., and could care less about American Idol or whomever Kim Kardashian might be married to this week. These people are most likely intelligent enough to collectively buy an island in the Caribbean and start a true banana democratic republic. They just need to find each other at the many OWS gathering across the country. Then there is the rest, the people who get so involved in what’s going on in Hollywood or Nashville, or see the big cover-ups only and are blind to the inner workings of the media moguls. These are the people that are blissfully living in a hypocracy. Is there hope for them? There might be, if they stop looking at supermarket tabloids and get out of the sphere of influence that are the news networks. Not many are really willing or even ready to turn back into green, vegan hippies. It would be great to see this happen, but don’t count on it any time soon. Even if it does happen, the media would not anyone know about it. Read more...(236 words, 1 image, estimated 57 secs reading time)