A deep “feel” thing. Give it a whirl – it’s a quick but lingering read.
[thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara]
Oh the stories I could tell when I set my mind free from the tick-tock revolving thoughts of only this is true and the rest is all fake and fiction. But it’s late and I don’t have time for even one story, or perhaps I don’t have the energy left to write one down. I do, however, have something to say that may cause some raised eyebrows, or some knowing nods of partial agreement.
We live in a strange sort of reality where all the things just seem to repeat themselves, whether these “things” happen over millennia, or over days. We exist, while here, in cycles of happenings. How can that be when we claim to have evolved, and to be evolving? Shouldn’t we be honest and say we have revolved and are revolving?
All right, brass tacks. The reason we keep “revolving” and “revoluting” (which does not necessarily mean we are revolting but it’s tempting to look at that as a truism). What it really means is, by not trusting ourselves, and I mean “myself” as an individual, self knowing and self-empowered, we endlessly turn to systems to carry the responsibility for life. We ask systems to do that which our mind is designed to do, and would eagerly do for us, and that is, take responsibility for all aspects of our own life.
What’s wrong with relying on systems, you may well ask. Well, there’s the obvious, that they keep bringing us down; keep destroying anything good we once in a while decide to build – say, declare our nation to henceforward by a democracy with freedom and justice for all, irrespective of, blah, blah, blah – until next thing we know we’re plunging back into some unthinkable dictatorship; some authoritarian regime ruled by some religion, some financial system, some group of plutocrats or elitist apparatus and we wonder what the hell happened to our dreams.
I’ll put it briefly for now, it’s late and I’m feeling it. The problem with systems, any and all of them, small or large, is that they tend to exclusiveness and absolutism. All systems, bar none, can only grow or die, they can never simply be setup to run, like a machine for example. They must swallow up all competitive systems, or be swallowed up.
How many times have we observed this; how many times do we see this now; how many times have we wondered about that?
What’s wrong with competitiveness that is motivated by absolutism? It’s totally evil; life destroying. Life can only exist where there is natural balance but when a competitive force rises above all others and establishes itself as “the” ruling force, that system reaches entropy exponentially.
There is such a system ruling planet earth today, and that system is called “man”. Not individual people living and working together to produce a healthy living balance through sharing or allowance, but the man-system; a system primarily driven by Earthian males and primarily fed by all those who by decree are forced to be subordinate to the man-system. Those who feed this competitive, now ruling system, are its victims, even those who think they benefit from it. Over time the system rose above individuals to rule all and sundry.
Is there a way out of this horror? I can see but one and that is to become self-empowered. To look at the system and with or without proof, declare it to be anti-life and a massive lie in which there is not one iota of truth and within which there is nothing that can be trusted, or even fixed. The self-empowered individual will challenge the machine, the man-made, man-ruling, earth-ruling system at every turn and through great effort, danger and very possibly loss of life, will eventually cause the monster to crash and die.
What will happen to civilization if the system collapses, implodes, dies of entropy? A civilization built upon oppression, repression and massive death through calculated famines, genocides, wars and systematic poisoning of land and food sources must not survive: it must die with the machine it built and fed. Only free individuals can outlive the monster. Only self-empowered individuals can live without systems, be they religious, political or financial. They are, all of them, but chimeras but what a job they’ve done of convincing people they can’t live without them.
So I say to those who continue to believe that they can tweak this system thing; that they can fix parts of it; legitimize some of it and recycle other parts, you are extremely naive. None of it can be converted into life-giving energy: its nature is killing and dealing in death.
Yes, it’s hard to let go; to watch something you’d spent years working to support, or used to support yourself and perhaps a family. It’s hard to tell the younger generation, don’t drive our old machine, it’s a deadly poisonous system that has no fix. Let it die while you dream up something new; something that has a chance to become an equitable, just, fair, open, kind, simple way of life for this earth; something that allows free room for all types of life interacting here; something that knows nothing of taking, of fear, of killing.
Utopia? Of course. It’s the monster’s lies that has convinced people they cannot have a utopia on earth. It is self-empowerment that will call for compassionate interaction and eventually re-awaken our natural heritage we call empathy.
Two Rappoport reblogs in a row? Well, couldn’t pass this one up: Jon clearly explains to Donard Trump how to finally win the war in Afghanistan. Funny thing is, though tongue in cheek, it would work!!! I mean, it works in Canada. The US totally owns this counrty without (hardly ever) firing a shot on, or in, it – and when they did, circa 1812, it kinda backfired. No, they won with pop, fast foods, Big Pharma, down-graded education, Reaganomics, intimidation, clunky cars, Rock n’Roll and false camaraderie of political handshakes behind the next pipeline. Yup, it works, and will work, no matter who it’s done for. Wonder if our playboy prime minister “Trudump” would agree?
Another great Rappoport article. This is a quote from the article that should explain why it should be read, and pondered:
““What would have happened if millions of American and British people, struggling with coupons and lines at the gas stations, had learned that in 1942 Standard Oil of New Jersey [part of the Rockefeller empire] managers shipped the enemy’s [Germany’s] fuel through neutral Switzerland and that the enemy was shipping Allied fuel? Suppose the public had discovered that the Chase Bank in Nazi-occupied Paris after Pearl Harbor was doing millions of dollars’ worth of business with the enemy with the full knowledge of the head office in Manhattan [the Rockefeller family among others?] Or that Ford trucks were being built for the German occupation troops in France with authorization from Dearborn, Michigan? Or that Colonel Sosthenes Behn, the head of the international American telephone conglomerate ITT, flew from New York to Madrid to Berne during the war to help improve Hitler’s communications systems and improve the robot bombs that devastated London? Or that ITT built the FockeWulfs that dropped bombs on British and American troops? Or that crucial ball bearings were shipped to Nazi-associated customers in Latin America with the collusion of the vice-chairman of the U.S. War Production Board in partnership with Goering’s cousin in Philadelphia when American forces were desperately short of them? Or that such arrangements were known about in Washington and either sanctioned or deliberately ignored?”
Warning: a long read, but will worth the minutes invested if you happen to be one of those currently looking for answers to vexing questions.
Most of you know I am not a fan of religion. That is putting it mildly. I’m going to be straight, this world would be a lot better place if religion were gone. How can I say that? Religion keeps you from knowing your Higher Self. Religion works because in your memory you have a feeling of wholeness. The fall of the gods and goddesses in all the myths is us. We have fallen from wholeness into this meaty body. Religion was created so we can’t figure out how powerful we actually are. With religion we think we are taken care of and someone else is in charge of our lives. Let me ask you something. When we raise our kids, do we try to get them to think for themselves? Do we want them to run to us every time they have a problem, like when they were…
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The poem of the year (if one is politically, socially, environmentally conscious)
Capitalism’s Contribution: looting, lying, and acting obscene
© 2017 Dan Stevenson III
the die is cast
the money on the table
some people may die
is it really that bad
just look at the profit
it’s ours ‘cuz we’re able
it’s only good business
it’s just what we do
if they’re in the way
what are we spoze to do
if we don’t take advantage
we’re all going to lose
it’s there for the taking
the law’s on our side
we made it that way
the game being played
it’s really their fault
if they don’t step aside
sure we’ll help their children
we’ll put them in camps
we’ll do what we can
you must understand
it’s best that you see
we have a smart stance
we’ve done this forever
our heritage, you know
it’s way too important
to just let it go
so call in security
to protect what…
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[thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara]
By way of introduction, a telling quote:
“… you can
drip with despair all afternoon and still,
on a green branch, its wings just lightly touched
by the passing foil of the water, the thrush,
puffing out its spotted breast, will sing
of the perfect, stone-hard beauty of everything.”
— Mary Oliver, “The Poet With His Face in His Hands,” New and Selected Poems, Vol. 2 (Beacon Press, April 15, 2007)
A brilliant observation, that.
Nature doesn’t care how you feel, or what you’re personally going through.
You cry, its song continues.
You lose, it neither wins nor loses.
You twist your ankle on the tennis court, it flies above your head, laughing in the wind.
You tear it out of your precious garden, it returns with a vengeance after the first rain of August.
Your car breaks down on the side of the mad-rush freeway
(and although it’s quite OK that no passing human should care and offer to lend a helping hand – after all, you have your cell phone)
it is galling that a crow should laugh from a lamp post or that a red-tailed hawk should circle the open skies above and not even see you.
Man, the penultimate narcissist can’t abide nature’s uncaring attitude.
It’s fine for man not to give a damn about nature,
(to harness it, exploit it, torture it, kill it, consume it, whether for pleasure of profit)
but for nature to be so uncaring of man’s problems,
is not acceptable.
Something must be done.
There is but one solution:
if man is to truly rule,
nature must go.