"There are lies, there are damn lies, and then there are statistics..." (Samuel Clemens)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
You begin to realize that your survival depends on how well you can hit a hammer.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
- "Youth is wasted on the young". Most of us have become familiar with this common and cliche'd adage. We understand it's sentiment. "Oh! If I knew then what I know now......!"
But it is not a truth. Youth ...and all of it's wonderful naivety...innocence...deserves it's time . Old age is wasted on the old, if they do not appreciate their time....
I would not take a day of that wonderful youth and scourge it with the obfuscation brought and burdened with time . Or take away the wonder of new experience...the fulfillment of learning...the recklessness and passion of love.
Old age is wasted on the old...if they are envious and unsatisfied with their arrival there. They can relish the experience that youth can only yearn for. This moment....is yours, and can be had by no other.
Monday, January 26, 2015
So after you are done playing model citizen, understand you have done the easy part. Risk jailtime? Maybe just a little? I don't blame you for being scared. For returning to the safety and comfort of "model citizen" . Don't give in to satanic impulses that might drive you over the edge. Snuff the flame and quiet the burning embers with the blanket of your complacency. Which is more American? To ignore your God-given rights in the name of your American citizenry? Or to invoke those rights in an act of civil disobedience....?
Learn to love your naivety. Revisit it whenever you can find it again. It is a child lost in thickets of curs-ed knowledge, the pure radiance of his soul mired in the thorny briars.
Knowledge obscures truth found only in the soul.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
A grown man. Stoic and unflinching. Confident and steadfast. Accumulated knowledge...experience..wisdom. Able to anticipate and prepare for almost any circumstance. Blocking and channeling the chemistry that might lead to a tear's production. Guiding the torrents of would-be anguish to his reservoir of strength.
A child again, as his mother, frail and weakened, reaches for his silver covered head and consoles him once again with her undying love. Salted tears breaking the levies, and he is a boy again in the arms of his mother....
You've got the Wrong Guy!
In these these seemingly unfair, unjust, painful circumstances...remember the bad guy!
There is a perpetrator....and it is not "everyone I can get my hands on"....
There are circumstances of Fate...Accident...and Life, where there was no malice. Sometimes the only thing you are a victim of, ....is Chance.
It's time to stop blaming the Wrong Guy.....
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Your culture. Who you are. What you believe. Your family.Your marriage. Your friends. The innocence of your children. Your future. Validation of your past. Defense of your race. Disgraced religion. Oppression. Repressed power. Life, Liberty, Happiness. Brotherhood of man. Demasculization. Scorn and jealousy. Virtuous vanity. Temporary insanity. Anger and rage. Greed. Lust . Hate. Cohesiveness. Order. Society. Civilization. Love. ......Disease.
Dammit man! Put up your dukes....and fight! Raw and instinctive emotion jolting you into action. Unknown justifications with known virtue. Ending in battle wounds ...pain ....or ultimate death . Hopeful of victory. Sanctified causes blinding the mere notion of defeat...
" You never really know what you are fighting for...until you lose...". Ernest Hemingway
But the truth is that the biggest reason people don't say "I'm sorry"......is because they're not!
Monday, January 19, 2015
We have summarily relinquished ourselves from blame. We have relieved our common conscience by creating a common evil entity for which to blame our sins.
"They".... are us. "They"... are a mirrors reflection....that through some strange cerebral ocular regeneration, sees absolutely nothing. It can't be me. It must be them.
We are supposed to be running the show! Why then, are we not blaming the current state of affairs on ourselves? Why have we created an unknown entity for which we can assign blame?
The mental chaos that ensues.
Who to trust and when.
Why the lie and to what end?
Causing you to look elsewhere for truth....in facial expressions ....body movements...quirks and gestures...minor inconsistencies ...reading tea leaves of their phanteron,... attempting to understand the crazy, seemingly useless motivations for it. Secretly inspired and personally justified.
Why oh why!? ...when the truth is so easy! Pray you say nothing!..., and not sully the precious innocent truth!
But then the masterful liar weaves a little truth into the lie ...hiding in the billow of smoke created when garbage thrown on the flames of truth smolder.
I hate the lie. Sometimes hate the liar. But was taught to hate the sin,... not the sinner.
Had to find some way to offer redemption. Something to save it's author from the dismay and contempt it brings. Let me tell you....there's not much! But it starts with a cognizance.
Born of a conscience unwed to truth...the lie is a bastard roaming barren plains in search of food for sustenance. There is a subtle,..yet useful power that comes while watching....studying...the liar and manipulator when you know they are lying. The tables are turned....and whatever they hoped to glean from their hapless excursion....only reveals more of the truth!
This is what to love about a lie:
The revelatory exposure of truth in it's discovery. The artful architecture no longer a tangled web, ...but crude and basic sticks and mud built into a hollow shell. Sometimes, now ...I can almost smile....as the liar unwittingly keeps revealing more of the truth...
Sunday, January 18, 2015
We must have needed a king, more than a hero. Deifying the powerful while villifying the weak. Edward Snowden .....hero, or zero? As long as the justified injustices of your government and the NSA keep you wallowing in ignorant bliss.....he will remain a zero.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
And I have seen this turned around. An employee ....or student....can make an interaction with their leadership so unpleasant...that the authoritive figure may hesitate to approach their subordinate with necessary information or advice.
Friday, January 16, 2015
What demons have you unwittingly allowed inside? Now fed and fueled by blindness or ignorance, ....denial and aloofedness. Incubation ...gestation...birth. Your own little miracle. Flourishing as you wallow in ignorance. Embracing wasted time . Changing you in order to preserve itself.
Suddenly ....you may find yourself battling tumorous complication. Your strangled soul's death imminent....or occurring. Perhaps changed forever or gone.
Unseen and yet so hideous......these things that are insidious....patient and persistent, using our daydreams to produce nightmares!
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men!?....hmm? HaHaHaHaHa Ha ha haaaaaa!...The Shadow knows!....HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaaaaaaa!"
Sunday, January 11, 2015
We, the U.S., must revisit and reclaim the moon as our own. The 'governing' of it simply cannot be trusted to communistic or insidiously self-serving tyranistic regimes or dictatorships.
In empathy, do I feel their sorrow....as they rummage through the dumpster to satisfy their hunger for the day? Or do I feel their elation, as their hunger for a social acceptance has gone away?
But now the world knows. They are no longer able to keep their people in the dark. The world has come to them.
The internet and the digital age has shined a light on the free cockroaches of the world. Watch them scatter, as they look for new dark places to hide.