Saturday, May 23, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking...
People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.
In a Time of Universal Deceit — Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
...the hippies of the '60s did understand something. They were right in fighting the plastic culture, and the church should have been fighting it too... More than this, they were right in the fact that the plastic culture - modern man, the mechanistic worldview in university textbooks and in practice, the total threat of the machine, the establishment technology, the bourgeois upper middle class - is poor in its sensitivity to nature..
Sunday, May 17, 2020
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination.
…The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Any fool can make a rule [and] any fool will mind it.
But human beings are not machines, and however powerful the pressure to conform, they sometimes are so moved by what they see as injustice that they dare to declare their independence. In that historical possibility lies hope.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it's conformity.
“This makes no sense.”
Millions of Germans saw their apparently solid framework cracking and crumbling.
It was already clear that an economic crisis would produce a political crisis. In such circumstances, men are no longer amendable to arguments of reason.
Friday, May 15, 2020
As you may recall, the film is dystopian; depicting Las Angeles during such times with lots of folks in tent cities, struggling to survive, while beneath the human appearance, a relatively few humanoids rule the day.
What remains for one relative newcomer, a main character, is to discover sunglasses that do more than shade; quit the contrary, these lens actually enlighten the wearer as to the truth of what is taking place and still more, the real faces and facades of these humanoids that run things, apparently relegating the public to some form of servility, struggle, amid many illusions, perceptions and propaganda.
THEY LIVE - best quote
Folks are forced into a system to:
- OBEY - without reason or cause
- CONFORM - earnest individualism, as to thinking and being, are forbidden
- CONSUME - a culture of materialism and consumerism
- STAY ASLEEP - living the dream in a dream or tranquil, medicated state
Coming down the pike begs the question, as George suggests, "What's coming up the pike?" After all, if things can come down then why can't they come up?
But whether "up" or "down"..., great changes are coming to the greater earth, both natural and man-made. As to the later, the unnatural, some description of what to expect.
The latest experience of this virus is one to behold in terms of the conditions imposed on an international scale; the restrictions, lock-downs and other measures disseminated and delegated to/from international to local governance, and while it may seem warranted to some, it has never been done before--never!
For the powers behind it, this effort has set in place yet another level of just what the public and persons are willing to do never mind the fact that the state seldom delivers just the facts; indeed, these institutions go to great length to withhold facts simply because such denial is a form of power--the lifeblood of the state.
Need I elaborate on how a false witness can destroy a good name when given the leeway to say anything with impunity; that is, without accountability for or responsibility in their testimony, the evidence (which is why perjury is a criminal offense). And yet, on a grand scale, the state is a false witness; wielding and abusing power by purposely withholding or denying the facts--all the while knowingly misleading the public, leveraging fear as a deep, dark and destructive force and imposing ever increasing restrictions behind a curtain of abstracts, vagaries and seemingly good intentions.
The winds of change are fierce, howling and hellbent, and show no signs of dampening or dying-out; no, these prevailing tempests will tear your hearts out, taking all but the final source of our hope; that is, the life hereafter. God willing that we should stay the course such that it may be said,
Well done good and faithful servant....and be done with what's coming, down and up the pike per Albert Pike:
We shall unleash the nihilists and the atheists and we shall provoke a great social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to all nations the effect of absolute atheism; the origins of savagery and of most bloody turmoil.
Then everywhere, the people will be forced to defend themselves against the world minority of the world revolutionaries and will exterminate those destroyers of civilization and the multitudes disillusioned with Christianity whose spirits will be from that moment without direction and leadership and anxious for an ideal, but without knowledge where to send its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer brought finally out into public view. A manifestation which will result from a general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and Atheism; both conquered and exterminated at the same time.
Lot's of characters wear masks for much the same reason while others, a select number of "super-heroes"; are among this supernatural, some choosing to gird the mask while others, their identity out there. On the face of it, super-heroes that are faceless make you wonder,
"What (and why) are they hiding?"Batman and Robin wore masks -- though you have to wonder how many masks they went through with all the brawling -- and meanwhile, their arch enemies did not always. You must wonder while The Penguin did not...with a face like that, while The Cat-woman did...with a face like that.
I speak of this comical side of masks but in fact a masks in not a joke. Walk into a bank with a mask on and see just how fast things turn on you.
Meanwhile, much of the world seems to be fixated on masks given the notion that they are doing their diligence to slow the spread, flatten the curve, accelerate the cure or merely forestall illness while a vaccination is concocted -- never mind the actual, factual statistics, the preventive quality of cloth masks.
To say that "They are wearing a mask," suggest a figurative view; that they're pretending to be something that they are not, hiding from their "true self", the real you behind the veil. No doubt that we each wear this figurative mask from time to time, imagining or pretending or even playing-out on the premise that others are pleased, we're accepted.
Conversely, a mask say more about us; who we are and what we think, as Oscar Wilde suggest,
A mask tells us more than a face.In this present pandemic, a mask may say, suggest,
- I'm afraid of me, of you and of it
- I just want to do the right thing, conform and obey the state's order(s)
- I want to believe that this is an effective prevention (even though it is not...)
If you wear a mask for too long, there will come a time when you can not remove it without removing your face. (Matshona Dhliwayo)
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Who benefits from all the money that being splashed around; who will pay for it and more importantly, who owns the companies that do the printing and produce money out of thin air?
Will we be put under increased surveillance to justify tracking the virus?
'What' and 'Who' are very important question words, but more importantly, what the answers?
Somehow I don't think we will ever be party to the truth of the situation.
The phrase, "The Vile Maxim of the Masters of Mankind", comes from The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith.
'All for ourselves and nothing for other people' seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.Reportedly, the shifting of wealth has been underway since the 1970's; that with each passing decade, an increase in the gap rises--giving rise to all the adverse consequences, social, economic and otherwise.
The same pandemic caused over 1M deaths worldwide and still, no shutdown.
Why Then...versus Now; why no shutdown with incomparable statistics versus shutdown with a fraction therein?
And before you consider that it's due to modern times, advanced medicine and any other natural or scientific cause, consider that it is because the agenda of authorities was different Then (1957) than Now (2020); more specific, Now is partly a ploy, a program for the state to seize power as yet another ploy to invoke and instill compliance and conformance, the compromise of all personal liberty and privacy per the oldest trick in the book; fear.
Understand that I acknowledge the reality of the virus as to its authenticity; still, the response has gone well beyond the top and sadly, folks fail to face the matter as it really is--not what they promote.
“Command post of the economy and society”—the modern monopoly of the state.
Other monopolies are:
- Violence (force)
- Judicial power
- Communications (media)
Whoever controls the volume of money is any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
In the 3-minute video below, a summary of this strategy or tactic applied to, yes, politics.
Divide & Conquer
But at this time and given scale of this international effect per the virus, is it possible or likely that some high-level of the politic are doing this very thing: dividing and then conquering?
You may think or say, "No way!", followed by a question/statement, "Why would they take down much of the world's economy without a justified or reasonable cause?"
As to the "Why...", I am not sure yet, but as to the possibility of such motives (by the politic), I rely on several time-proven behaviors:
- First, that the state and media lie, or said another way, they deliberately withhold the truth, the facts and figures that do not comport with their agenda, their interests
- Second, that the state uses power as both a means and end, and thus it's motive is always driven by power or force for power, control, domination or by any similar description, its interests
But if that were true in the modern day in our culture, than tribes would still exist, co-exist; that is, independent, self-governing communities. Recall that to tame The West, and the entire land mass of America, the government had to eradicate tribes of any kind, ostensibly the native american but others too, hence "the melting pot".
Tribes and the state cannot coincide or coexist as the later's demands are to no end whereas the former is distributive power that, while constructed of a hierarchy, depends much more on unity then division, much more on trust than force and much more on the whole rather than a few.
Friday, May 1, 2020
What about when bad things happen to bad folks? Of course bad happens to "the bad", but then the question
What or who is the bad; how is "bad" determined, designated? Are there degrees of "bad" or is it an absolute, either bad or good--no partials or particulars to apply? That too depends, for the determination of "bad", if not presumed however, is often a matter of perception, experience.
One watching a program on TV or other outlets has a point of view, perspective or even an opinion if they care at all, based on past experience. One views a figure that fits a profile and presumes...with or without taking anything or anyone else into account.
In a court scene, whether a drama or actual session, the viewer presumes those in cuffs and chains as bad while those in suits and robes as good--or at least respectable. Who is to say in actuality that some of the folks in chains did nothing criminally wrong or, if they did, that it pales in comparison to a judge who takes "kick-backs" and under-the-table payoffs as gratuity for graces afforded to those who can afford to buy some justice.
I know, I know; I sound cynical but in truth this actually happens; indeed, judges can be corrupt, conducting all manner of conduct never mind the cabal formed with the counsel who incidentally contributes to the judge's campaign and just happens to below to the same country club.
Seldom does such "bad" in these respectable get called-out or taken-down--as rarely do those of power ever face the full measure of the law.
As with so much in our land, justice is a commodity; purchased, parceled-out to those who possess that much needed power of impunity or otherwise are above the law. Many years ago, one of our presidents said it simply as,
If the president does it, it's not illegalHow often does power trump prosecution let alone any allegation or other step of the criminal justice system at any level of the hierarchy?
“The gang” (the constituters exploiting the government) is well nigh immune to punishment. Its worst extortions, even when there baldly for private profit, carry no certain penalties under our laws.Since the first days of our Republic, less than a few dozen of its members of its have been impeached—and only a few obscure understrappers have ever been put into prison.
The number of men sitting in Atlanta and Leavenworth (Federal prisons) for revolting against the extortions of the government are always ten times as great as the number of government officials condemned for oppressing the taxpayers to (and for) their own gain.
Help me to be accountable for my bad.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Really....dropping under your desk...as a countermeasure or precaution for an atomic explosion?
Not nearly as atomic but never the less as asinine, the mask has taken hold of the U.S. population and in keeping with culture has taken on some degree of class and chic. Sure, you can possibly find a basic 95 surgical mask but why be plain-Jane when you can jazz it up and really bring-out the real you.
For those who still health over image, the following video:
About the mask
As to socialization and stigma, the mask sends mixed messages, the masked to unmasked (or anyone else in the vicinity):
- I am sick and do not want to infect you
- Somebody is sick and I do not want them to infect me
- The air is tainted or viral....
Drawing on the premise previously applied to patriotism following 911,
You’re either with us or against us (for or against terrorism)
Of course, absolute power corrupts absolutely--but never mind the realities amid fantasy.
Given the magnitude and mass of this episode, the notion of a "new normal" is a myth--as surely what awaits the individual is a rate of change beyond both conscience and conscious, and so The Darker Winter.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Who didn’t (doesn’t) see this? Will it take outright food shortages to make Americans change their minds about whether the shutdown is “worth it”?
The welfare of society is always the alibi of tyrants.
- Albert Camus
It cannot possibly be concern over/about our health and safety?
In no other experience in U.S. history have the healthy been isolated and for many already, unemployed.
The degree of error in the initial projections is incomparable with actual results (and yes, I am glad about that), though I wonder how otherwise credible sources could be so incredibly wrong--so much so as to suspect political motives.
We're from the government and we're here to help you.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
This is often God’s way. The global scope of the coronavirus is too great for God to waste. It will serve his invincible global purpose of world evangelization.
Monday, April 27, 2020
Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.
Two steps forward, one step back.
How much will folks take, "submit to"?
I'm thinking of that relevant quote attributed to Martin Niemoller, a German Lutheran pastor, his poem in 1946:
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a socialist.Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a trade unionist.Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
And in keeping with the above, a novel by Sinclair Lewis in 1935, It Couldn't Happen Here?
People will think they're electing him to create more economic security. Then watch the Terror!
God knows there's been enough indication that we can have tyranny in America--the fix of the southern sharecroppers, the working conditions of the miners and garment-makers, and our keeping Mooney [apparently a political dissident] in prison for so many years. But wait till Windrip [the tyrant perhaps] shows us how to say it with machine guns!
I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.
The day of your watchman has come, the day God visits you.
Now is the time of their confusion.
Do not trust a neighbor. Put no confidence in a friend. Even with her who lies in your embrace—be careful of her words.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my savior; my God will hear me.