Thursday, November 14, 2013
fter years of consideration, meditation and deepest mentations, I must at last, if I am to be honest, say that the GOP and the values of the vast majority of its adherents, admirers who so self-identify with its principles that they count themselves as one among many, beings afflicted with the painful conditions of poverty, and addiction, just as the poor do; in fact, the poor are so confused by their own lack of information, despite plenty of opportunities for access to important information which might bring happiness that they constantly walk this path harming themselves unable to stop.
Certainly they are not possessed of happiness now, and have little chance of finding it. They are like beings who are tortured by so deep an itch that when they come to their moment of wealth, instead of enjoying it, they scratch the itch in so frenzied a manner (which in itself leaves little opportunity for and peace and joy.) But instead, the poor and the wealthy alike are fed wrong information by the moneyed conservativeist purview, who are the root cause of all problems on earth.
The problem is that in lifetime after lifetime they never find happiness and have no way of handling their misery other than with overindulgence. Much as one would like to have compassion for them the reality is that drag down civilization. Having accrued large amounts of wealth, they feel it is their right to therefore wreak their own reflection on the planet. Unhappily their reflections are ugly and devoid of grace and goodness.
When most our paths have been smoothed, especially by wealth, based on what we know of samsara, or the Matrix, the smoother the pathway the more rot is crumbling the roadway from underneath, even as we travel.
So what is the answer?
As the Buddha said:
Stop doing evil.
Do only what is good.
And do not think that because you wish to do good things that the Universe will let you. No. It takes a million small things, before you are allowed near the big things. Until they fully understand the terror of their situation they will continue to avoid it --- until one day they die and all of that energy goes to the moon.
Posted by Bull Slam at 3:57 AM
Sunday, November 10, 2013
e need to expand Social Security and not reduce it, nor privatize it so that Wall Street criminals who wait like jackals can devour it. President Obama seems always ready to cut Social Security before the Republican Leadership even asks for it.
He puts it right on the table.
If he does it even one more time, I, for one, will be happy to see him impeached. He seems always ready to dance to the tune of the War Profiteers. (Doesn't anybody see war profiteering as a bad thing anymore?) The Military Industrial Complex is an abomination. And those work work there need to seek more gainful employment. Otherwise, they, too, the little guys are enemies of humanity.
They are pawns in the corporate zero sum game of backward looking exploitation of planetary resources. They are why we live in what is now being called the Type Zero Civilization and the little guys who work for them are willingly participating in the ruination of this planet for all time.
Renowned scientist Michio Kaku, who has written extensively popularizing advanced ideas in physics, discusses, in the video below, the three major stellar civilizations. What is a Type One Civilization; a Type Two Civilization through Type Three Civilization? And where do we here on this planet fit in?
Our global civilization exploits our own natural resources a million times faster than they can be replaced.
We are therefore a Type Zero Civilization.
We are not even close to being a Type One Civilization.
Please play the video and listen carefully as Kaku discusses the various stellar and interstellar civilizations. You will begin to see how today's orgy of greed for money and power is not merely holding back this country, but is criminally endangering our planet and destroying humanity's bid for survival.
It is obvious that such an accomodation as Social Security is actually a step along the way toward the transition from a near-jungle mentality which some are pleased to call civilization here on earth, to a Type One Civilization. And so is Solar Energy, Wind Power, Geothermal energy, and the like. And the consumption of natural resources such as oil and coal for burning to create energy are a fool's way to a destitute planet.
This old school animalistic King of the Hill, chest beating, sort of civilization is a long ago worn out model worthy only of being dropped into the sewer of the legion of already dead planets.
Take, for example, a criminal outfit such as BP who has already fouled one previously beautiful ocean, not to mention the other oil and gas and coal corporations, and tell me why they are they not in jail? I know the usual answer. They are the rich and powerful corporations; and people like me are considered outsiders --- to say the least, if not total lunatic fringe, wishing for Utopia.
The problem is that there isn't any more time to waste indulging the conservatives their ancient and not very satisfactory vision of civilization. We are so much closer to extinguishing the possibility of human life surviving on this planet than conservatives can imagine. They think there is all the time in the world and even if we do fuck things up badly and we already have done, some ingenious soul of a scientist or conservative engineer will come along and fix everything.
This is a foolish Utopian dream.
The time has arrived for the visionaries to step forward. Only they can lead humankind into a sustainable future.
Posted by Bull Slam at 12:17 AM