Dog Poet Transmitting.......
You know that song by The Who? I think it is the Secret Policeman's Ball or somesuch and it's got that line about hoping not to be fooled again. Along comes this bad hair day... wrapped up in one of the most bombastic, megalomaniacal ego trips I have ever seen and every press release has got this guy accused of acumen and savvy. Damn! Maybe it is even wisdom he is being accused of. In truth... the guy is superficial and a regular toady to hidden and veiled interests and you have got to be dumber than a slug on the sidewalk to buy any of the lies and fluffer felating journalism that is now the standard.
If nothing else speaks... nay reeks... of compromise and cowardice under the banner of false bravado and smug suit and tie hypocrisy then his comment about all these Arabs and or Muslims, celebrating the 9/11 attacks should raise a few painted eyebrows. It is a given that the only people caught celebrating were Israelis who... as it so happens, did 9/11. No wait!!! Hold the phone! Some guy named Bin Laden who lived in a cave with a handful of other Stone Age Arabs did it and they couldn't even get a license for flying small airplanes. Want to know the difference between flying a small airline and a big one? The difference is enormous... exponential... logarithmic. Factually, it is impossible but this is how dumb and gullible people have gotten in this age of information saturation and overkill. Israel was behind 9/11... end of story and if you don't know this by now, you are the worst kind of shrinking violet, bent over, catamite or worse... you don't give a shit.
I see Trump being promoted all over the place and he is a lying, posturing sack of shit. There... I said it. Remember when you thought Mr. Hope and Change was a real turnaround from The Segway Clown? Nobody gets near The Oral Office these days who is not a whore and who should also be dressed in thigh high faux leather boots and a mini skirt. “Oh... you can get a half and half for forty bucks or practically anything for a hundred.” Uh huh. I heard that hookers were going for 3 Euro in Greece these days. I'm not joking about that... by the way.
The state of the collective miseries of the masses in many parts of the world cannot be measured. They amount to hundreds of millions. In the media and the movies they don't really exist except as fabrications of something they often are not. At this time, the cold blooded Satanists who are exercising an impressive control over world economics and the political and military theaters are after some kind of elusive prize that they believe is theirs for the taking and also something they deserve because, in their minds they backed the right horse. Am I right about the control they exercise? Look at the situations that repeat around the world at this time and look at the pervasive corruptions in operation in this 'scrimmage of appetites everywhere.'
One might almost think that they are correct and that what they believe is a fait accompli but the only fait accompli is that they will fail. They always fail. They may cause great distress in the process and they may sucker millions into believing what is not true... at a very great cost to those millions. However, as Lao Tzu said;
Those who would take over the earth
And shape it to their will
Never, I notice, succeed.
The earth is like a vessel so sacred
That at the mere approach of the profane
It is marred
And when they reach out their fingers it is gone.
For a time in the world some force themselves ahead
And some are left behind,
For a time in the world some make a great noise
And some are held silent,
For a time in the world some are puffed fat
And some are kept hungry,
For a time in the world some push aboard
And some are tipped out:
At no time in the world will a man who is sane
I am likely to listen to Lao Tzu with a far greater faith than I have in the noisemakers and the pushers and the over reachers. However... I am in a small minority in this world, much like the people who come here and that mysterious force that Lao Tzu speaks of. It is what has brought us all together here, just as it brings the bad guys together and the people who share certain tastes. Somehow these people find each other and it's that mysterious force that arranges it... just as it is involved in some way in practically anything; sometimes due to its presence and sometimes due to it's seeming absence. There is one thing that needs to be remembered and this has been already proven by physics and that is that everything is made out of the same thing, vibrating at a particular rate. It is also proven that the world is thought born and that explains this mysterious force. No reasonable or rational or informed person can argue against this, or those who consider themselves to be souls of reason, souls of science... representatives of some modern forms of enlightenment, based on Materialism; from what I can see. Instead they argue about religion and that is only indirectly connected to this mysterious force.
Hermeticists and mystics and some others know about everything being made out of the same thing and also about that rule of vibration and because of this they can do some amazing things. There are others of us around who know about these things but we are confined by our duties and some of us have simply not developed the concentration and skills that are needed and that too is all about this mysterious force. Sometimes we are limited for our own good, or for the purpose of some demonstration or for reasons that are not clear but in time and sometimes... over the course of a great length of time, involving all manner of experiences... it will become clear and I suspect, though I do not know, that the length of time and experiences that are necessary are something that we might have something to do with. Maybe... maybe not. It could all simply be about that mysterious force and all the speculation and projection are simply exercises of the futility of the personal mind. One has to come to terms with another scientific fact, even if understanding it requires some metaphysical understanding and that is that there is only mind and we all share in it but our perception of it and the relationship we develop toward it is a matter of the personal subjective. Freeing ourselves of this constraint is the real job one but it comes at the cost of not being able to rely on the material world or its many permutations. We are required to rely on that mysterious force and whatever it is inclined to dispense or deny on our behalf.
It has been said that there is no material world. I have seen things I could never articulate and these things have indicated to me that our perception of a demarcation line between the material and the spiritual is simply an expression of the divisions within us.
Personally, there is a lot that I don't know and some little that I do know. I think one of the most important things anyone can learn is the difference between what they know and what they don't and this only happens if one possesses the sufficient honesty and that can only happen if they possess sufficient integrity and that can only happen according to the way we carry ourselves in this world, regardless of how we define it and maybe... yet again, exactly according to how we define it.
Some of us have had some terrible struggles in recent years. Maybe it is because of the nature of our primary objective. Maybe it is the period of time in which we find ourselves or... maybe it is the age we have arrived at. We look for reasons to understand some things but we often simply grab what is convenient to the arguments we have with ourselves concerning what we value and what we desire and how we go about acting on these.
I'm going to close with some personal anecdotes and these are only two of similar things I have seen or experienced. Shortly after I got together with my consort in Germany, her sister went and stole all of their mother's savings and other assets, greatly reducing what was available. We just went on with little thought about it, yet... it affected everything... as these things do. Now...
I just discovered that members of my own family stole a considerable amount of funds that I was supposed to share in and they did it for the most absurd and vain and venal reasons. It was comedy as much as tragedy. These funds were meant to come to me at the time I needed them most... in these very times. I suspected that this had happened and I discovered the truth today by applying that detective gene I have. I thought I might be sad or angry when I found out but I don't feel much. I know it's all going to work out. Some part of me wonders why so many circumstances of loss and treachery have been my lot. It goes beyond coincidence and all those elements of chance and fate and luck. I once heard something like; “luck is what happen when preparation encounters opportunity”. You hear a lot of things out here on the highway of life. Sometimes they come to you like the wind through the trees and sometimes it comes in the sounds of the wheels of the cars going by and... sometimes it comes in the symphony of voices, barking dogs, singing birds and that strange communion of thoughts that appear out of it in one special moment, where the mind has woven it all together and it vibrates and resonates in some unique and unforgettable manner.
It seems like every time I've come around here I've had to report on yet one more disappointment but I'm not disappointed. I'm doing the best I can with the hand I've been dealt. I think most of us here are doing that and the reason these things ever get spoken about here is because they are germane to the nature of what goes on here... with the resonance and with the understanding that comes out of it. We don't all have the same understandings, or experiences. We're not all at the same stage of existence. We're the same but we're not the same and that is beautiful and also the source of much of our difficulties... if we have any and most of us do... but they are not the same. I have come to realize that possibly the greatest quality we can develop is empathy and that is something we strive to do here... in ourselves and in each other and that includes us all each in our own special way..