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Thus I Live, Alone and Forever

“till human voices wake us and we drown”
(T.S. Eliot-The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock)

Thus I live-alone and forever
                     Sha’Tara

Am I alone?
as alone as I feel
swimming an alien sea
full of motion and noise –
restless, meaningless
(to such as I)

(and the alien thought
                said:)

Well, yes.
One,
by definition
can be but alone.

In the sea
I hear people:
they come and they go – and
it doesn’t seem to matter where,
nor even why:
it’s all the same,
one day follows another.

Some die:
more each day
become silent –
their emptiness passes,
brief, phantasmal and
nothing more:

I cannot follow them,
cannot touch them.
They are gone.
They never come back,
only their pain remains. 

Eons have I been;
ages in this place,
prisoner of fate,
a curiosity
to my own mind.  

I do not know who I am,
only that I am
Some-here.
Wherever this is.

“Age brings wisdom”
the living say.
I have age
(more than many:
age is not counted in years
but from awareness)

I do not claim to be wise:
to what could I compare
myself?
Who can truthfully make
such a claim?

There is knowledge,
the knowing of things,
of data or of memories;
impressions, experiences,
feelings.

I discover myself here,
again and again and again
and though I am not hiding
I remain
Alone  

Always
(and it would seem)
Forever.

 

Thus I keep
what could pass as sanity:

From somewhen I remember
a sun shining.
Above clouds, it shines
and night is but illusion:
the shadow of a planet
and only the sun’s light
can make such a shadow.

(Thus I remind myself,
thus think and thus persist.)

What Upstanding Citizens Believe vs. What Crazy Conspiracy Theorists Believe

As a “crazy, stupid, conspiracy theorist” myself, I can’t help but reblog this from Caitlin Johnstone.

Tales from the Conspiratum

Source
http://www.strategic-culture.org

Caitlin JOHNSTONE

January 2, 2020

Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe a mature worldview requires skepticism toward power.

Smart upstanding citizens believe the government is your friend, and the media are its helpers.

Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe that powerful people sometimes make immoral plans in secret.

Smart upstanding citizens believe the TV always tells the truth and the CIA exists for no reason.

Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe that extreme government secrecy makes it necessary to discuss possible theories about what might be going on behind that veil of opacity.

Smart upstanding citizens believe that just because a world-dominating government with the most powerful military in the history of civilization has no transparency and zero accountability to the public, that doesn’t mean you’ve got to get all paranoid about it.

Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe it’s okay to ask questions about important events that happen in the…

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U.S. Saudi Coalition Gift to Yemeni Children at Christmas

In response to comments on “Christmas 2005,a prophecy” I thought I would reblog this article,one of so many reporting The grossest of war crimes committed by the exceptional “Christian capitalist democratic West. On behalf of the US, British, Canadian, European MIC and their so exceptional staunch supporters,a very merry Christmas, children of Yemen.

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Human Rights Ministry: 46% of Yemen’s Children under Age of Five Suffer from Stunting

News – Yemen

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A report issued by the Ministry of Human Rights today in Yemen revealed the death of 65 children under the age of five out of a thousand children.

The report pointed out that the death of 400 thousand children under the age of five died from severe acute malnutrition, while 2 million and 900 thousand children were malnourished out of 5 million and 366 thousand children.

The report also added that a child dies every 10 minutes due to diseases associated with malnutrition and epidemics, where data indicate that 86% of children under the age of five suffer from one type of anemia, while 46% of them suffer from stunting.

The report indicated that about the number of diseases and epidemics that have spread since the war on Yemen on March 26, 2015…

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Making the Darkness Conscious – The Awakening of the Heart

This post truly touched me… don’t forget to play the music offered while you read the words, then please comment, let me know what you think of it!

For All

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*Listen to this song while you read the words below.  This post will be purely from the heart.  

We all have that moment.  That moment you stop and feel something is just not right here, something is very wrong.  Maybe you felt it as a kid, or as a young adult or even now that your much older.  You may have buried that feeling for a long time or maybe you contemplated and thought about it.  Maybe you decided to listen to it and not bury it, to see where it goes.  You try and use the old ways you know to see who else listened to it and what path they took.  You try to see what pattern they followed, to give you some guidance.  Yes, you find guidance but you eventually realize that it is merely that, just a guide, you have to walk this path yourself…

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They Live, We Sleep: Beware the Growing Evil in Our Midst

Well worth the five minutes needed to read this blog post! Bonus, at the end you get to listen to Leonard Cohen’s best song… IMO.

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By John W. Whitehead

“You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just like you. You’re wrong. Dead wrong.” — They Live

November 01, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – We’re living in two worlds, you and I.

There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is a far cry from the propaganda-driven reality manufactured by the government and its corporate sponsors, including the media.

Indeed, what most Americans perceive as life in America—privileged, progressive and free—is a far cry from reality, where economic inequality is growing, real agendas and real power are buried beneath layers of Orwellian doublespeak and corporate obfuscation, and “freedom,” such that it is, is meted out in small, legalistic doses…

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Does Money Make You Mean?

A rather long but very educational article on wealth and selfishness. In my opinion, well worth the time to read through to the end, especially to the end!

Life Unscripted

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I’ve been thinking a lot about why it’s dangerous to elect rich politicians.  It’s easy to have an opinion on the subject but facts to support such an opinion seem hard to come by.

In an age where we have more information than knowledge there are a lot of questions that  I find myself hard pressed to answer in a way that other people are happy to hear.  I know I’ve always been a leftie in a right-handed world; I know I’ve always been just little bit socially obtuse; but I look at the world differently than my friends (I won’t even say “than most of my friends” because I know that’s not true).  One of those questions is about why rich people behave as abominably as they do.  Yes — I’m making a value judgment about other people, and I make no apologies because I have seen and occasionally…

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We pump so much water out of the ground that we are killing our rivers

When the rivers become silent, so will mankind.

Life Unscripted

By 2050, thousands of rivers and streams worldwide could pass a critical ecological threshold, new research shows.

There’s more fresh water hidden below Earth’s surface in underground aquifers than any other source besides the ice sheets. That groundwater plays a critical role for rivers worldwide, from the San Pedro to the Ganges, keeping them running even when droughts bring their waters low.

But in recent decades humans have pumped trillions of gallons out of those underground reservoirs. The result, says research published Wednesday in Nature, is a “slow desiccation” of thousands of river ecosystems worldwide. Already, somewhere between 15 and 21 percent of watersheds that experience groundwater extraction have slipped past a critical ecological threshold, the authors say—and by 2050, that number could skyrocket to somewhere between 40 and 79 percent.

That means hundreds of rivers and streams around the world would become so water-stressed that their flora and…

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