Thursday, August 11, 2011

August times (raos)

I am tending toward the view that the Universe as we know it is a platform devised by and for futuristic gamers.
the information flows through me and leaves the inspiring bits for reworking through my imaginarium -- not a distraction but traveling suggestions from the dance

emotional extortion
If your life is a lie
and the lie is alive
tell me true:
what is your love?
The world is speeding up. People are anxious. Many people are finding it more and more difficult to maintain their accustomed lifestyles, or to feel secure. Anxiety breeds anger. Anger breeds violence.
apparently the religious-mind is often very small
There are Christian sects, some quite prominent at least in the US right now, whose avowed purpose (like the avowed purpose of some of their Congressional Reps. is to destroy the Obama presidency) is to end the world, bring the End Times of Revelations, asap.  Of course, if their goal is an End to the Earth, they have no interest in making anything better.  It seems to me that these people are mistaken when they accuse others of Satanism, because the God they worship is the God of Evil, Destruction, Death, and Despair.  They have no interest in being loyal and good stewards of God's Creation.  They feel entitled to destroy it.
I'm all for free will; but I had understood that when you take the Lord's Name in vain, He is meant to get testy.
When you learn to hate, you learn to hate the world you see every day.
Of course feelings come before thoughts.  Feelings are hard-wired, natural chemical reactions.  Thoughts take thought and time to muddle through.
the sky just emitted a symphony of waves, then shyly retreated behind the Sun
You are mistaken if you believe Democrats as such have progressive consciousness. The Democratic Party of today is centrist mainstream, and only "progressive" in relation to the far right pull of Republicans.
There are none so blind as those with shit in their eyes
Renunciation of the self, of the physical, of the material, of the sensual, is renunciation of the gift of life. Yes, we are better when we see through the social propaganda, the guilt trips, the veil of lies that we tell ourselves because they have been presented to us as truth. Yet, to throw away the lessons and playground of conscious human life as if that were the true goal, to destroy the gift of what we can do with our senses, our physicality, our time, would be a mistake, a lie, as well.
I shimmer at the thought of you aglow in imagination's shimmering light

Rather than impose intrusive chemical enforcers to change inappropriate thinking, we can learn to think in ways productive of better brainwork.
People tend to take their health for granted while they are healthy.  If they think there is a quick fix to be had if they should get sick, that is what they want.  How is the idea of a healthy lifestyle to become normative without outcries about "health gestapo" fears?
I don't have to be a mental illness denier to believe that there are better methods of treatment than the administration of potentially quite harmful chemicals. I am more in line with the believe that the mind can heal itself when appropriately encouraged.
The natural constituencies for political contenders is not the wealthy who represent too low a number nor the truly poor who have serious issues keeping them from the polls, but the wide middle of the Bell Curve who do all the actual work that keeps society humming.  However, those of the wealthy few can easily prevail by cynically coopting the energies of the anti-intellectual elite.
Stocks don't suffer. We do. "The market" is an emotional index (though apparently rather bipolar) of our own devising, not a separate entity (or objective reality). People act en masse more on emotion than reason. The thing is, when stocks nosedive anyone with sense has a marvelous opportunity to buy low and make a fortune when the collective feels better.
When we insist to each other that poetry does not sell, that poetry is not valued by the mainstream, we are encouraging a self-fulfilling prophecy. Ask performing artists. They can't just do their job and expect applause. To even get seen they must develop an ardent audience. Once people are clamoring for your wares, finding people eager to sell them is a no brainer. What we need to be doing is not lamenting, but going out and finding, exciting and expanding our audience.
confidence - "with faith"
The ego is our organizing principle within our self.  To try to make it more or less, to denigrate this hard and loyal worker, to destroy that which allows us to usefully interface with a chaotic world, or to elevate it beyond its functional realm are serious mistakes.
We sing Epiphany All the holy, all the empty, all the sorrows filled with poetry, with charging beasts of challenge and slip ping back words I hear the Angels sing of Earth as mud as muck, as f'in' murder in the womb, as luck would have it, as black streaks redacting the wounds of Heaven I hear the demons laugh, dancing spades akimbo hunker down to limbo to lindy hop upon the prophet's breath Such noise Such annoying brays and cagey whispers I would sleep, snore, evermore if they would but diminish, allow silence to enfold Instead, the dream takes over, dissolves all sanity no morning (mourning) (see, I can pun without baring to the Sun, without dimension)(dementia -- did I mention?) felled in heap of clay
Amazingly, after much initial despair over the US/world/individual angst, I seem to be going all philosophical and feeling personally empowered by letting the world go to Hell on its own -- not callousness, relinquishing responsibility for others' twisty paths
poetry mice
nibble nimble syllables
feed on grainy meaning
scamper renewed, enlarged
Get out there and dance!
That God has not clearly and loudly condemned those who do dreadful deeds in His name seems to me adequate proof of His nonexistence.
Of course, when you try to explain the benefits of meditation, that is abhorred as heretic doctrine.
We really need to have this public conversation about the insanity of "safety" procedures that first do harm.
There is no saving ourselves out of deficit/debt. New industries with excitement and job growth are on their way every day. The route is not shared pain, but shared endeavor, to be educated and open to the new.

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