Friday, June 26, 2020

Every individual for themselves, given what is coming - CIVIL or uncivil

Hard to believe, hard to conceive; internal conflict as never known, Americans fighting Americans.   

Americans fighting Americans

But such will shake some up; not all and perhaps not even most, but some will be shaken.  

No, not earthquakes--though such is certainly possible--but the political, economic, and societal changes already planned...unfolding--more uncivil than civil, more internal conflict and contention than external forces or so-called existential threats.  

Is it coming or is it already here?     

There is civil disobedience but, as to this warning, the present, apparent protests and gatherings are small business compared...

What is coming is organized and orchestrated; not for liberties-privileges as a "voice" but rather to out or zap social strength, the stamina to withstand political, economic and social such pressures, however obscure but oppressive no less.    

And what's more is that most will simply comply or conform to it, with it and by it.
Yes, most will willingly and unwittingly Just Do It.  

What is coming...and what you will do?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Who was Martin Niemöller?

From Wikipedia, Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was:

A German Lutheran pastor and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany, in 1892. 
Niemöller was an anti-Communist and supported Adolf Hitler's rise to power at first. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned. 
He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined in Sachsenhausen and Dachau. He was released in 1945 by the Allies. He continued his career in Germany as a clergyman and as a leading voice of penance and reconciliation for the German people after World War II. 
A famous quote of his was:
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.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

What is the "New Normal"

To say "normal" is to imply what?  

Perhaps any, all of such as:    

  • Expected
  • Common
  • Average
  • "Like me"
  • Not abnormal 
  • Acceptable (whatever than means) 

Or any other words you may pin the normal.  

But what is normal now--whatever that means--will not so when the  

THE NEW NORMAL 

...arrives at your doorstep.  

How will you know?  

Who will tell you..., 

How can you recognize this NEW NORMAL

Maybe it is like a fairy tale in that if you keep repeating it, it will happen.   
How many times must you say it before it happens, your NORM?  
...and keeps happening over and over again!


Before deciding on the when, what about the what?  

What if the NEW NORM is not normal?  

What if the NEW NORM is a flash in the pan followed by many, many more NORMS?  

What if the NEW NORM is stranger, stupid or senseless or even satanic?  

What then...?  

After all, being normal is NORM until normal loses all semblance of normality.    



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Don't Do as We Do -- Do as We Say!

It is not uncommon for those in positions of authority, those with much power, to dictate and demand other's to abide by arbitrary rules--while they themselves do not.  

What's good for the goose is good for the gander--unless you happen to be the kind that cooks the goose.  

And to the extremes of excessive, unaccountable power, Chomsky says:
 For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.

I might understand such abuses (even crimes) if the abusers are aliens but if finally they're just folks like me and you, what gives the right-

STOP RIGHT THERE! 

Actually, they don't really care about rights.  
No, they don't.... 
And what appears to be, actual or real, is more the opposite; a contradiction, a crime-based conundrum or corruption and--dare I say it--"CONSPIRACY". 

George Orwell knew all too well, from 1984
The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises of/in double-think.  
What then is this thing called "double-think"?  

From Wikipedia, it is:  
A process of indoctrination whereby the subject (us) is expected to accept as truth that which is clearly false or to simultaneously accept two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in contravention to one's own memories or sense of reality.  
And some conditions for double-think from Spark Notes:  
By weakening the independence and strength of individuals’ minds and forcing them to live in a constant state of propaganda-induced fear, they are able to force others to accept anything, even if it is entirely illogical—for instance, 
Just Do It because you know you should, you know you must and you know you will no matter what common sense says or what wisdom whispers or what/when conscience calls or your mind murmurs.      

Monday, June 8, 2020

THEY LIVE - Stay Asleep

To "Stay Asleep" is to not wake up to the realities about you, facts and truth of the times, events and all else that comprises your culture, community and finally you. 
Why "STAY ASLEEP"? 

To be or stay asleep means that you're not cognizant to what's happening--even with/for your life--without critical thinking let alone any action or attitude that may ensue.  

Oh, you have trouble with this, relaxing? 

Well then, you may be taking a risk--a BIG RISK--for who really understands what happens when you WAKE UP?   You're liable to do go far, take extremes, and say and do things that even shock you let alone others who may think or express, 
"Who is this person?" 

Sometimes folks go too far, as others think, and do something far more foolish than fearless, far more careless than courageous, far more stupid than stupendous.  
But then, who is say when one pushed too far; that whatever is at risk, they are ready to say, 
"I am that person." 

Is there a pill for fearlessness, for courage, for doing something stupendous?  No, but there are an endless volume and every growing variety to make us foolish, careless and stupid.  

Believing is not always seeing, understanding not always reading,and embracing not always the so-called "norm"; that declared as true, real or right by the state, their media and any other underlings who uncritically underwrite their message and pose as their promoters, proselyte and professors.  


Wake up by first recognizing that you are asleep, dazed or confused.   

Friday, June 5, 2020

"Brace Yourselves...."

The following is an excerpt, a recent warning issued by John Whitehead: 
  • Brace yourselves.
  • There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country.
  • Anytime you have an entire nation so mesmerized by political theater and public spectacle that they are oblivious to all else, you’d better beware.
  • Anytime you have a government that operates in the shadows, speaks in a language of force, and rules by fiat, you’d better beware.
  • And anytime you have a government so far removed from its people as to ensure that they are never seen, heard or heeded by those elected to represent them, you’d better beware.
  • What is unfolding before us is not a revolution.The looting, the burning, the rioting, the violence: this is an anti-revolution.
The protesters are playing right into the government’s hands, because the powers-that-be want this. They want an excuse to lock-down the nation and throw the switch to all-out martial law.
They want a reason to make the police state stronger. It’s happening faster than we can keep up.
The architects of the police state have us exactly where they want us: under their stamping boot, gasping for breath, desperate for freedom, grappling for some semblance of a future that does not resemble the totalitarian prison being erected around us.
For just one fleeting moment, “we the people” seemed united in our outrage over this latest killing of an unarmed man by a cop hyped up on his own authority and the power of his uniform. That unity didn’t last.
Indeed, it didn’t take long—no surprise there—for us to quickly become divided again, polarized by the misguided fury and senseless violence of mobs taking to the streets, reeking of madness and mayhem.
Deliberately or not, the rioters have directed our attention away from the government’s crimes and onto their own.  This is a distraction.
Don’t allow yourself to be so distracted.
Let’s not lose sight of what started all of this in the first place: the U.S. government.
More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government constitutes a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us.