Saturday, April 09, 2005

Entropy continues as we focused on Rome

I thought I'd get back to the purpose of this blog. It was to show how events that transpire in our current society reflect our state of enslavement. While we are distracted, we continue to serve in some shape or form. We can serve others or self. We can serve the creative forces of existence or the destructive. If we ask ourselves what forces are we aligned with as a species, clearly history and the present time will show that for the most part we are aligned with the destructive entropic forces. Some do so knowingly, most unconsciously. It is my opinion that the only hope for humanity is to see the fruits of our choices so that we can come to know fully the forces we serve. Maybe then we can choose to serve something different. Being able to make a conscious choice and follow it through is just what freedom is all about.

The past few weeks have been somewhat surreal. For me it was a constant battle to continue focusing so that I can see the world as is. It was depressing to know how I have participated in this world's undoing in various ways. I work and pay taxes like good citizens are supposed to. My taxes and your taxes support the death of children. How good a citizen are we then? I don't agree with my government's choices but it is hard not to get caught up in the media frenzy or what I call the big distraction. But such is life in the information/disinformation age. While I could hardly make a turn without having Terri Schiavo, Micheal Jackson or Pope stories being forced into my consciousness for the past few weeks, other events just as tragic, bewildering, awe inspiring and downright shocking were occurring. I even wrote about two of the big distractions myself. Let's see a few of what we missed when all eyes were elsewhere, particularly on Rome.

The Iraq casualty list continues to grow. Iraqis continue to resist the unjust occupation of their country. So much for Bush's "they'll welcome us with open arms" rhetoric. Imagine your liberator saying you're free from tyranny then wanting to be the one to approve your constitution.The situation for Iraqi children is worse than it was under the horrible Saddam Hussein. Even the Brits admit the intelligence used to justify the war was faulty.

The genocide of the Palestinians and the brainwashing of ordinary Jews about the situation in Israel continues. Even Harlem kids in 2002 recognized the human rights violations there. What is wrong with most of us why we either can't see it or ignore it? Look at the numbers. While neither Jew or Arab or any human should suffer these indignities it is clear that the Palestinians are the victims here. What's wrong with our government? What's wrong with the Zionists who shout "never again" while allowing it to happen again to Semites in Israel? Is this leading to the destruction of all Semites or could it be that only one type of so called Semitic life has value to Zionists? Could both be true? While associating with Semites of a certain type, a Dane was arrested for getting beaten up by uzi toting settlers who were of another self proclaimed Semitic type.

On the technology front, better tools are being developed to enslave the population. We may even make a nice adaptable Nano army? A Japanese town had a robot police chief for a brief moment, while Korea was working of its own robot army. Keep in mind that police chiefs and soldiers are rather robotic already. What about our minds? It's hardly our own now. What happens when there is workable technology for these patents? Then again, the question only applies if we presume there aren’t workable versions of science and technology already in use. Take the for example the drugging of the nation. Another pain killer was pulled off the market, never mind we were previously sold on how good they were. Official sources have yet to seriously investigate possible links between anti-depressants, ADHD drugs and the spate teen killings. What are some other effects ? Why should our government, the media or anybody investigate anyway? Scandal after scandal relating to government linked criminal activities arise only to gently fade leaving us more confused. Drugs, guns, porn and death are but a few that naming such scandals has become a contest. So while the media informed us of every detail in the life of our characters of distraction, we missed more signs that the economic bubble is about to explode and another unethical individual was asked to fill a position of leadership in our government.

The weight of self-serving contributions to entropy is becoming unbearable. The universe's response is reflected environmentally on the BBM just as it has in the past. These are but a few of what we were missing with all the hoopla. There is so much more but one would fill pages for eternity and not get to it all. Can we align with the creative principle? I believe the answer is yes. As the rumors and intrigues about the power elites doings arise, a few attempt to see the connections and possible meaning. It takes creative effort. The Dane I mentioned above, I think is doing some good to contribute to creativity. Though he chose a rather difficult and risky path to the truth of what is occurring in Palestine, it took being in the hot zone to see.

Every time we believe the lies of our government we run the risk of losing our souls. I don't think anything could have prepared him like experiencing the cold hard facts of life in an occupied territory did. Regardless of what he previously believed about the rationality of the police, he learned the hard way that in Israel rationality has long been discarded. The world is on the same track. Sadly it seems most of us will have to face our own hot zone before we can see what is and choose. We can choose either the freedom of truth or continue with the default mode of being a slave to lies.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Who was the pope?

Someone asked me how could I write something positive about the pope or even fall for the Schiavo con job by the press. To set the record straight, I am not a catholic pro-life liberal. Those are terms set to limit who or what I am or can be. I don't even belong to any particular religion. I do accept there is something greater than myself in the universe. I am learning to become a person capable of living truthfully with myself and others. I am learning to be of service. Some days the lessons are harder than others. It means accepting the truth and rejecting the lies even when the lies are easier. As I am learning to discern, I see how easy it is for me to make snap judgements without viewing the evidence objectively. So I'm going to take a second look at the Pope.

To many he was a great man to others not so great. In fact some see him as another part of the system of lies. While the latter may be true, he discerned some truths and preached it.
The church he led, like many other religious organizations reinforce the lie under a false veneer of truth. I've been duly presented with "the evidence". It doesn't mean that nothing worthwhile can be learned from the church or the pope's life. An example is the catholic reporter link on this blog. I find stuff there that makes sense and forces one to look at the truth as some of the Pope's statements have done for me. Just as I find stuff at various places, though my favorite at the moment is signs of the times, I find truth in some of the things the Pope had to say.

The Pope inspired many to be more compassionate, or as compassionate as one could be when our minds are held hostage. His inaction on some issues allowed many of the injustices he spoke against to continue. As such don't think he was a savior. He was just a man struggling with the human condition as we all do. That he did it through the lens of the religious convictions of the catholic church, set a limit on how far he would go. Still his convictions guided his life to serve some good for others as professed by those he has touched. Like most of us I'm sure he did his share of bad deeds too.

What I do know is he spoke out about many forms of injustice and reached out to various groups that are often ignored. He spoke against economic exploitation, and saw that this war we are fighting in Iraq is unjust. I also know that his mind,like most other human minds, is ruled by a predator. As Castaneda's Don Juan would say: it is is "baroque", "contradictory", "morose". We can however get glimpses of truth. It is this that I was thinking of when I wrote about the Pope. That part of him that holds the possibility for truth. So he did not specifically speak out against the church's discriminatory stance toward homosexuals or women. I do agree that it contradicts his views about injustice. In fact he firmly defended the church's more discriminatory doctrines. However, since to me speaking against injustice implies injustice against all, his talks inspired me to work toward this, even if in practice he himself didn't quite get there. I don't know if I will either but I continue to work. I don't for a minute think or expect the church or any other organization to be pristine and holy in these things. That it is run by humans imprisoned by the desires of the predator's mind says a lot. That it has managed to serve many in various ways is refreshing. It is more refreshing when I see some get past even those limits to reminded us of some of the important things, especially during times when it is most difficult to think about. He taught us that our materialistic attitudes and exploitation of others are the ways in which we lose compassion and our humanity. He showed me that it is not just about what we want and want now, but about the sea of humanity striving to be free.

As I said in a previous blog he probably did as much as he could with what he had in him. I do know that Pope John Paul II spoke the absolute truth when he talked about the culture of death. If more of us had the concern for others and the disclipline he had, even if this disclipline was mostly used to staunchly defend the not so nice policies of the church, maybe we could come together and find a way to put it to good use. Maybe even find a way out of the enslavement of our minds, bodies and souls.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Culture of Death

"A culture of death seeks to impose itself on our desire to live and live to the full. There are those who reject the light of life, preferring the fruitless works of darkness. Their harvest is injustice, discrimination, exploitation, deceit, violence. In every age, a measure of their apparent success is the death of innocents. In our own century, as at no other time in history, the culture of death has assumed a social and institutional form of legality to justify the most horrible crimes against humanity: Genocide, "final solutions," "ethnic cleansings," and the massive taking of lives of human beings before they are born or before they reach the natural point of death."
---Pope John Paul II

Added to the social and institutional form of legality are phenomena such as "premptive srikes," "fight against terrorists,"either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." Shamefully, there are so many others we could add from the paradigm of our current culture that one can only conclude that the culture of death is not seeking to impose itself. Rather,it is THE culture, our culture. As such, a culture which seeks to destroy quite naturally it too will be destroyed in the process. One need not do anything to bring it on as it does so on its own. The only hope is that room will be made for a culture of life, of light, of love via the natural possibility that something new and completely different often arise out of chaotic states. Those of us who deplore the culture of death, must find a way to be ready when this possiblity arise. Only then can one become a part of the future of life and light and love. Such a future does not entail waiting to be raptured, or having a great leader provide all the solutions to our problems. It is learning to be objective and see our current culture for what it is-a culture of slavery and death. It is rejecting all the ways in which we contribute to the culture of death beginning with refusal to believe the lies.

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