Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Walk With Him

(Blog author's note: I alter this fabulous and perceptive author's titles not out of disrespect, but respect at the unexpected and prescient phrases, themes, and ideas that catch my eye in his brilliant essays)

"Take a Walk with Me Behind the Scenery

Walk with me pilgrims… behind the scenery into the varying degrees of darkness that we call the mind. Regardless of personal opinion to the contrary there is only one mind and we all share it. You might compare it to an ocean and the thoughts within it to fish. You might compare it to an airport where planes take off and land each day. You could compare it to email. It is a medium of perception and understanding through and across which vibrations travel. Looking out into the world with the sense feelers of the eyes you can see all of the objects designed from the mind stuff. You can see the raw elements of nature and you can see the compounds formed from them.

Are you with me so far? Of course you are. We all live in this mind. This is where we are all of the time, using our ‘sensey feelies’ to interpret data. According to what we think it means or… what someone tells us it means. Here is the place where Law and Order really begins… in your mind. It is the accumulation of a lot of fish in accord. Sometimes these fish get together and make it happen and sometimes it isn’t fish but more like cattle, or still fish and someone drives a bunch of whatever to a point of proclamation. You get canned fish. You get tinned beef. You get laws and you get things. The people that make things, like to make laws too… don’t forget that when you are out shopping for canned fish, tinned beef or comprehensive law.

Adjustments are made to your perceptions so that you can see people; fish, cattle, things, laws, laundry and a Tonawanda White Fish (used condom washing up on shore in the Great Lakes area) as something other than what they actually are for the benefit of those who provide it for you at a cost.

It doesn’t matter if it is information or sun tan lotion. It doesn’t matter if it is pizza or a pissoir. It doesn’t matter if it is your body, somebody or the body of the law… there is going to be an operation that wants to provide you with it at the least cost to themselves for the most affordable price to you. Think of it as Ethan Allen furniture. Think of it as a chair; first there is the idea of sitting down, then comes the design for what is preferred, then comes the process of making it and then comes the product and there you have it.

Still with me? Of course you are. It’s one big ocean and we are each a drive-by with fish in our heads.

The business of business is business or should I say it is selling you something that lasts for a period of time and getting you to buy the same thing again… because it feels good. It looks good. It sounds good. It smells good or… tastes good. Badda bing and so on and so forth.

People make weapons for wars that haven’t happened yet because war is an industry. It only stands to reason that business interests have an interest in seeing that wars happen in particular locations so that weapons can be used and replaced and the foundry hums and so do the hookers at the conventions except that 'job' is added to the word hum which should not be confused with Om but which does relate at a particular level.

Really big wars can be very profitable but they can also be chancy and blow up shit you want to keep. It’s better to localize the conflict and… if you can get rid of the residents and the infrastructure you can also insert your next Disney World at that location and make lots more money with your derivative efforts.

This worked with the Native Americans. It will work just as well for the Palestinians. Even if you don’t have a war on the table you can create the fruitful conditions necessary to create one. Iraq was a good testing ground in this case as can be seen by the Embassy Theme Park. Oops… wandered off there.

The thing is that most people don’t want things to be the way that a few people want them to be. One of the reasons is that the few get ever more and more of everything and most people get less and less. Also… most people have a conscience and they don’t want certain activities performed because they are evil; ugly, nasty, disgusting, immoral or, what have you.

So… we have to go back to the cans and the tins and what not where they process the information and the laws in such a way as to make it okay to do whatever you want. When you are working with laws then the cowpunchers are lawyers and I guess you could say that Congress is the stockyards.

Here’s an interesting thing and one of the reasons why fair and just laws are a good thing; people who like to make money and have more than everyone else are not inclined to share. It’s the nature of the beast so… they tend to use their money to influence information and laws in order to do whatever they want. When you have fair and just laws these people are restrained but otherwise you are going to have problems sooner or later because there has to be balance and with these people there is no sense of balance at all.

Do you know that there are a lot of people who think that what is happening in Palestine is the Palestinians fault? Yes indeed. Now, obviously… anyone with a conscience or a capacity for objective reasoning; some intelligence wedded to a moral compass or any of a variety of qualities that can be found in real human beings… people like this know that the situation is no fault of the Palestinians no way… no how. On the other hand there are a lot of people who don’t really care what happens to other people as long as it doesn’t happen to them and these people are easily convinced just by asking them, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?”

It is a curious thing how such a large body of people can be coached into working and voting against their own best interests for the benefit of a certain group of psychopaths who routinely take them to the cleaners over and over and over again.

You would think that by this time people would have woken up to the way banks and corporations; politicians and religious organizations behave. They thought they had when they opted for Communism which they didn’t get anyway and we’ve seen a number of experiments here and there. Some of them work very well but only in a limited scope because most people really are that stupid.

Well… here we are in our mind where it all begins before it appears in touchy-feely land and if we could just get that big slobbering mass of the rest of us to wake up to the fact that they are consistently being hosed day in and day out why… we could probably do something about it.

For some reason people really do believe you can get different results by doing the same thing over and over again. Possibly they think that it’s okay as long as it’s happening to someone else, somewhere else but you know. You know that sooner or later they are going to get around to you. Even somebody half awake could see that they have been getting around to you for a little while now. Whatcha gonna do about it?

It Always Breaks Your Heart.