We have not changed much in the last several hundred centuries have we?
To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?
We, the government of the people and by the people, will allow you to keep stealing from the middle class if you give back just a little of what you have stolen. We, the government, promise to get out of your way thereby allowing you to generate billions of dollars for your shareholders, if in exchange you allow us to simply proclaim victory. Don’t worry, we will not have really won, but we just want the chance to say we have won because it will be good for the politics of the next election:
A “mission accomplished” banner, or a Christmas present in the form of a Health Insurance reform bill (not health reform, health insurance reform) will go a long way to getting us reelected, so let us simply say we won and then we will let you go about your business of shafting the middle class in this biggest global aristocracy take-over since Hitler took Europe.
At first, I was mystified by the concept that corporations were too big to fail–has any one in congress heard of anti-trust legislation? Well, I guess the answer may be,” yes, but.” Yes, but now the lobbyist are so rich and so generous that we have decided to simply look after our own hides and then tell the American People that they really ought to do the same:
You are an America of resourceful people and you can take on any army. You are the greatest people on earth. Let us pay homage to American Rhetoric, the great and mighty State of the State address that binds all men to the truth as seen by the sacred and holy teleprompters. We are the biggest, the best, the holder of world values. You must never let down your guard. Great people of America you will succeed, you will conquer any enemy from outside our boarders that attempts to compromise our great way of life–the rich becoming richer.
Go with a good heart and drone-bomb Afghanistan into yet again a new pile of rubble. We are so sorry that we took our eyes off the prize, the trillions of dollars spent and the millions of lives lost in the last decade–well, these were a casualty of a mis-guided war…but not this time–now we are going after the real enemy. Take up arms and show the world how the minions becomes warriors of the upper-crust. Show the world we will do anything to protect our billionaires and the capitals of our Holy Land, Wall Street & Pennsylvania Avenue.
Wait, what if the enemy is within? What then do we do? What rhetoric do we use to fight a battle within? There is no mental health parity in international diplomacy.
I suggest, projective identification. Take what you see as the ill and place it onto something outside of yourself then begin a verbal barrage of slander whipping the people into a battered bee-hive frenzy and set them in motion with our military industrial complex and praise the wounded and the fallen as soldiers of God. And in no way, and in no how, let on that the enemy is us, the inaction of me, my neighbor, the man who pumps my gas, the news reporter who no longer even knows what he is reading….and congress that spews rhetoric & spin instead of truth.
We have not changed much in the last several hundred centuries. Human Nature is good and generous only when watched. Greed and envy lurk in the dark places of the heart, my heart–your heart, every beating heart on earth can not escape the insurgency of greed. Greed is a seed in the soul and by the light of day and the watering by pain, we watch this weed take on field of corn until all that is left is dust in the wind.
It is as if we are in an ethical lag, lessons learned are forgotten in the interest of convenience. It may simply be more convenient to forget what is happening, proclaim that we should have a good attitude and go on with our lives as if this great american thievery is really only a bleep on the radar screen rather that it being the shower of wealthy asteroid bombarding the American Dream. Of course, this is not your American Dream–this is only the American Dream that was mistakenly extended to the negroes, the queers and the poor white trash. Your American Dream is still in tact as witnessed by the Dow Jones Industrial average.
There is a fault-line that divides America. And, as the cavernous fault line widens, more and more middle class americans free fall into the great abyss of the grapes of wrath…the dust bowl of poverty where people are forgotten because they must have put themselves there. My goodness, i even heard someone say that it may be some ancestors sin that got them there. My great, great grandmother may have fornicated with a Native American Indian–OH! that’s why. Now I get it. The fat cats of Wall Street have come down, swopped in and stole my life earnings to punish me in some karmic way for great grandma’s falling in love with an Indian…Now I get it…..
I am infuriated by thoughtless spirituality that aims to undo science and replace it with demagogues of positive thinking. People treat their minds as if it is the “holideck” on a Star trek episode. Manifesting is a not an empty wish that the universe will grant by a simple action-less request. The human condition is more complicated than a matrix of positive thinking. Awakening is a complicated, but worthy vision. It is a process by which we struggle with our own natures in order to arrive at a piece of truth that confirms the complexities of life on earth. Awakening is the pursuit of stillness in which we can hear the human heart beating, and we can see the inter being of connectedness, and we can feel the rightness or the wrongness of our intentions.
Awakening is an enlightenment that must be natured. Left to its own devise the garden of precious lilies will be over run by the weeds who munch up the nutrients and provide no grain for consumption. Awakening is a sustainable quality, but only sustainable when it awakens in a community. It is impossible to sustain generosity and gratitude in isolation. Awakening & Enlightenment are shared value.
It is not counter to spiritual and religious beliefs to be angered by and with thieves and murders. At the end of Hamlet bodies are strewed all over the stage and it urges us to look deeper at what is sacred and what is sane.
To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? ...Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry.Advertisements