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Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's Hip to be Uninformed

This Thanksgiving, let us consider those who are less fortunate. Take the citizens of the Unites States, for example, who choose oppression over freedom. You read correctly: choose. It is a paradox so twisted and perverse that it initially prances around as “funny,” until you tear the mask off to see who’s there, or isn’t, as it were, and you find yourself gazing upon a face ugly enough to make your stomach acids corrode the enamel of your teeth as you pass every last drop forth. “Ignorance is bliss,” mocks the grotesque face, but even despite the latest fad being centered on an innate lack of knowledge worth knowing (the kind they get paid not to teach you in school), the vast majority of Americans are flat-out pissed. And for good reason — enduring four embarrassing years of persistent disregard for the most basic of Constitutional freedoms is enough to drive even the most brain-dead sheep to madness.

But we do it to ourselves. Who needs war to mourn the loss of life when we have homegrown masochism sprouting out of the legislative dung heap right in our own backyard!? This fertilizer is toxic enough to make Monsanto weep with envy — no easy feat. But this is a capitalist society and the shit goes to the highest bidder, even if it is metaphorical shit, which is for sale only on the rarest of occasions. Most of the time it takes the form of a man in a dark suit who hides behind tinted, bullet-proof windows in the back seat of a Lincoln Town Car. So shit, basically.

Buy who thou wilt.

Though our nation may thrive on overt laziness, ignorance is only excusable until the ripe age of about five, after which point you are free to either make up your mind or have it made for you. It’s “one or the other,” as they like to say. But like all freedoms, don’t expect it to stick around for long in this place.

But, damn it, that’s right… I keep forgetting we are a nation of masochists! Well fuck! Enjoy the pain while it lasts because I have a strange feeling that the people will start waking up eventually. I know, I know... It doesn’t seem likely, and I wouldn’t blame you if you disagreed for the time being, but my intuition is telling me that there is only so much despotism a nation is willing to submit to before the levee finally breaks. When it does, it will be blood, piss and lava flowing through the streets, drowning dogs and flooding basements from sea to contaminated sea. FEMA will be working overtime, no doubt…

And fuck that. I’ll take my chances living off the land in Alaska or possibly the deep north of the Canadian wilderness if I feel like it. That’s right — if I feel like it. I guess you can say I am one of those eccentric pariahs who still take a sick pleasure in thinking for himself. We are a rare breed.

But for the rest of you, ahoy! Hop aboard that community-funded, government sanctioned bus tour of the United States of Devastation, and make sure you drain your collective dragons well in advance because there is no bathroom on this ride. There are seats, though, and yes, they are assigned! As much of you are already accustomed to wallowing in your own proverbial filth, the transition should go off without a hitch. But don’t touch the windows, and especially don’t look through them. The road to ruin is cyclical. Nothing to see that you haven’t already seen a thousand times before on FOX or CNN.

“Sit tight, and shut the fuck up,” says the voice overhead. “To the left you will notice the… Hey! Did I say you could look?” But Little Johnny thinks that was what the man meant! Oh, poor Little Johnny. He thinks… There’s his first mistake. Little Johnny has a lot of learning to do, doesn’t he?

First stop: obligatory education. Learn to sleep 24 hours a day and ignore the urge to look out the window, especially when a double-sided Scantron sheet is placed formidably on your desk. This is what they want. File into the building where you are rewarded for keeping your head down and your mouth shut, and don’t even think about thinking. There is way too much to learn here for that sort of nonsense, so close that silly little mind of yours and pay attention. Better yet: hand it over and let us take care of it. That is how the system likes to treat fresh meat. Break ‘em in while they are young and you won’t have any problems later down the line.

Well, that’s the theory anyhow.

Should it take a turn for the worse, which it usually does, fear not — just drag them to the doctor (who returned yesterday from an all-expenses paid pharmaceutical “seminar” in Barbados) and he will have a prescription for Ritalin in your hands even before you can finish sanitizing them at the Purell dispenser mounted on the wall in the waiting room. It’s an efficient business, medicine is.

And government isn’t much different. People go into politics for one reason: money. “Here we are at the next stop on the tour, hullo! In this gutter you can keep your head down and mouth shut kids, but actually get paid for it!” And the less you think, the more you make. It’s so simple a monkey could do it, and many actually do. In fact, most lost souls who masquerade as politicians are actually monkeys. They never would reveal this outright, but it’s the truth all the same. It “wouldn’t be good for business,” as many of them are heard muttering amongst themselves, usually after press interviews when they forget they have a live microphone clipped to their ties. But hell, we all make mistakes. The American people know this, which is why we keep forgiving them.

We don’t know much else though, and the game is coming on any minute, so who cares anyway? I don’t even know what the question was anymore… was there a question? Ah, well. I am an American, and I don’t know. I will defend my right to ignorance at all costs, so get out of the way of the TV set before I call the police.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

On the Role of Technology in the Spiritual Awakening Process

Action is a result of impatience. I have taken action.

I have lost patience with humanity and am now reaching out in an effort to justify my lingering hope. I have lost patience with playing the idle observer, witnessing the mass deterioration of a race once connected with the life-giving force that has enabled all of the highly-revered “technological advancements” to exist in the first place. The effect is horrendous to witness and as an ambassador of the open mind, I cannot bear to passively concede to further destruction without personal intervention. Whether the world chooses to listen and to heed the warnings is a matter that will ultimately spell out the “future” (to use a five-sense illusionary term), and the ways in which we will view progress. When we, as a species extremely capable of returning to an enlightened existence, begin to finally see beyond the façade of the asinine “real world” mind view, a spectrum of ideas extremely more vital to our benefit will become apparent. The old, worn proposal of advancement within the confines of the physical realm will be seen as inconsequential while the greater spiritual evolution will lead us collectively into peace and vitality. Prosperity will be redefined by this astounding new consciousness. But if humanity fails to take notice, the control system will continue to tighten its grip and the severance between man and the Creator will further expand, ultimately introducing a greater amount of negativity into the human experience.

Before one should enthusiastically jump at the chance to point out that which, to the monomaniacal spectator, appears to be hypocrisy on my end, let me state that I in fact do not undervalue the importance of technology in the grand undertaking of spiritual evolution. The current stage of our existence is primarily, and sadly, defined by the elements widely understood as “physical” while all matters “spiritual” take a back seat in the construct of importance. A positive change from our limited state to a higher level of awareness must implement patience, broad understanding, and careful planning on the end of the truth-speaker. To aid in mankind’s transition from this “five-sense dominant” world view to a new and boundless consciousness, one must undertake the task with consideration to how the world currently perceives reality. The key lies in bridging the gap between the narrow-minded version of the physical world and the reality of infinite consciousness with a smooth and logical transition.

 As parents often adopt a “baby voice” in order to communicate effectively with their young, so must I assume a mode of interaction to which the present society can relate. This is where technology begins to play a critical role in the dissemination of important evolutionary messages. By utilizing current means of mass communication such as social media networking sites, for example, one is able to connect with a broad audience allowing for this “spiritual information” crucial to our evolution to flow amongst the masses effectively. As millions of individuals partake in such networking tools as Facebook and Twitter, it would be foolish not to utilize these devices to spread awareness — to spread positivity.

 Let it be noted, however, that the idea of employing such technology for positive purposes is not reason enough to justify their existence; rather, it is a timely means to an end for awakening the world from the hypnotic trance bestowed upon it (us) by these same inventions. The bottom line is that technology, when used as a vehicle for leisure, provides endless distraction in addition to mental stultification. This is most obvious in the case of the internet. Disorders that affect attention span can likely be attributed in large part to the rapid shifting of subject matter associated with the “sensory-overload” nature of advertisements, entertainment sources and other leisure-centered, mind-numbing presentations of distraction found on the web.

 One needn’t look further than the mental sedatives such as “Mafia Wars,” “Angry Birds,” “Farmville” and so forth to observe the corruption at work. Technology has overstepped its bounds as a means of aiding humanity’s overall well-being and has instead entered the realm of discord. The concept of “leisure” resulting from the void left in the wake of technology’s replacement of man’s primordial labors to survive has created damaging, acid-lined pitfalls that are corroding the minds of the youth and adults alike. Your brains are not only disarmed but encouraged to fall asleep under the predictable, one-track, drone-like “A + B = C and absolutely nothing else” mentality. The concept of a theoretical “X” as a solution, explanation or even idea is seen as far-fetched and extreme when subject to the standards we now consider “usual.” It is sadly acceptable in today’s society, for example, to whore one’s senses to the control system while the large corporations behind much of their affluence capitalize on the opportunity to control both one’s mind as well as his money. It is grand-scale masochism at its most perverse.

 Ultimately, hope is drowning under the waves of the senses. People who speak out in regards to the dangers of technology best be mindful of the delicate nature of such claims; the majority of technology’s victims have been manipulated well beyond the realm in which the truth can be comprehended in the manner it is meant to. The need to see to believe is enforced by the illusion that having access to a plethora of information via the internet is this era’s token strongpoint. The control system has created such a meticulous structure of illusion that even otherwise “intelligent” people fall under the spell and attribute fact-based knowledge with being open-minded. The idea of “proof” as the be-all, end-all for what can be branded as “real” within the already limited worldview upheld by society has bred a devastatingly boring, rigid new herd of Doubting Thomases — with technology rightfully accountable for much of the blame.

On the Evolution of Impatience and Science as the Great Distractor

It troubles me greatly to witness the world straying farther and farther away from its natural origins. Humanity has become immersed in the technological while losing touch with the sources that have provided the means for these “advances” from the start. It is simultaneously ironic, sad, and frustrating, being one of the few who is open enough to the truth vibrations, to see this transition for what it really is. What has long been widely regarded as progress could in fact be much more accurately described as transgression. We have lost our way while searching for what was never lost in the first place.

One needn’t look further than the idea of impatience. Take it back to the foundation — the core of human biopsychology — and take into consideration the chemical reactions, synapse firing, and biological responses to environmental stimuli that make us perform action.

Action, in the context of being unprovoked by nature, is a result of impatience. Impatience is a character flaw. It is an ill that is simple to dissect, and thankfully curable. We have created a void between man and the Origin — the God, Creator, Universe and Source — and, out of confusion (along with sly trickery of the control system), have proceeded to fill this void with nonsense. The key is to ultimately remove one’s focus from the earthly distractions and rediscover the infinite bliss of a spiritually enlightened existence.

As a product of our environment we have reaped the benefits of the natural world, customized these bounties to fit each individual need, and thus began a process of corruption. We have, rather than learning to peacefully coexist with naturally-occurring obstacles, instead took an offensive position, seeking the suppression of these demands on ourselves by means of technology and the sciences. We bastardized the beautiful idea of “creation” by using it interferingly to throw the natural order of the Universe out of balance. What had once been an innocent and admirable series of astounding breakthroughs in the ways of survival by our primitive ancestors have since evolved into a cyclical trap of the desire to possess more and more. This is both the explanation and the confirmation of the negative forces, i.e. what has over time been referred to as “original sin,” Satan, greed, and so forth.

The will of our ancestors to create for survival has been distorted over the years as old burdens became lighter, offering greater room for distraction to fill the void. The distractions became increasingly prominent as technology further separated the gap between man and God, and the old wisdom of our fathers was replaced by the growing idea of leisure.

Spirituality took a back seat while we allowed the illusions of the physical world to seduce our already weakening souls.

Finally, we reach the present age in which technological advancement has approached the sinful arena of not only enforcing but providing these distractions. The high-speed internet connections, the app-ridden smart phones, the Venti Mocha Frappuccinos — distractions, distractions, and more distractions — keep the terrible void expanding at a mockingly rapid pace. Survival is now defined by bandwidth, satellite reception, and calorie counting. We have inherited the will to survive but it has instead been deviously twisted into the drive to simplify.

We are simplifying our minds via access to immediate answers thus eliminating many integral thought processes. We are simplifying our social lives with non-verbal interaction, creating miscommunication, awkwardness, and the deterioration of intimacy. We are simplifying our bodies by developing a confusing cultural construct that regards appearance as central while catering to gluttony within the same spectrum. Thus we have become slaves to our own loss of control. To simplify is to desecrate. We are the creators of laziness.

During this deterioration process we have severed many crucial ties, whether one cares to believe it or not. Like the destruction of the synaptic firing of neurons we have essentially provoked the “brain damage” between man, plant, and animal by submitting to the control system and are now suffering the consequences.

For the left-brained, science-minded, see-it-to-believe-it blowhards, the idea of a higher power and a higher purpose that transcends the limitations of what can be explained by “proof” or “theorem” is foreign, unusual and even terrifying. Spirituality is seen as merely metaphorical. They want nothing to do with it because they themselves haven’t yet found their way home. All in due time, I truly hope.

Based on the premise that none of us can truly be at fault for these possible negative thought patterns, as products of immeasurable and unavoidable environmental circumstances, I can fully understand why it is so difficult for these types of people to grasp such simple, natural ideas. It has been bestowed upon them, as with all of us, at birth and their spiritual eyes have never fully adjusted to see beyond the illusionary façade. They instead focus upon the denser, more easier-to-perceive “reality” that we experience through the filters of the five senses. The sixth sense, the spiritual, that actually allows us to see beyond the illusion, falls to the wayside while being dismissed as illusionary! It is truly a paradox too saddening to be considered ironic.

The five senses, though extremely wonderful in their own right, are being abused and desecrated by today’s corrupt lifestyle. The sacred elements of patience, sacrifice, and moderation are the amalgam from which the spirit grows and peace blossoms. Only during the moments when the three of these are practiced in conjunction can we reach our potential. Obeying this higher order will result in a life of understanding. Refusing to listen, to wait, or to sacrifice will only lead to a deeper frustration amongst a great sea of unanswered questions. This is ultimately the action that impatience yields.

Because so few humans have successfully been able to return to an enlightened understanding, we have developed science as the five-sense equivalent of enlightenment.   Science was invented to explain, as the need for explanation is a result of unanswered questions. As I previously stated, unanswered questions are the outcome of impatience. If we as a society learn to quiet ourselves, we will hear all that needs to be heard.

We will learn that cares involving the established version of “reality” are irrelevant and thus many worries will be dropped.

We will learn that the act of probing the Universe for answers will only kick up more dust around ourselves during the process, perilously disorienting our direction towards enlightenment. After all, enlightenment is that which science has set out to seek in the first place, only in the wrong way. Enlightenment is answer, the one and only answer that matters — the Universe in harmony.