Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Inside the Fun House: When You Sell Your Soul to the Devil

(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. Due to the backlog from my break I'll be logging a few under the "Fun House" heading. After all, it is Smoking Mirrors, isn't it?)

"Darth Vader and Mr. Potato Head Go to London

Because of a minor problem associated with the use of a fanciful image that was traveling around the net without attribution, I’m going to just post this link to an MSNBC slide show because it says a lot about some of the participants at the G-20 and it gives some pretty good images of some of the protests that are being launched and casually dismissed by the media arm of the people causing the problems that caused the protests. Image #21 is a good metaphor. I can just see a pink suited Darth Vader calling to his minions to come on over to the dark side even though they are already there.

I think that’s sort of what happens when you set out to sell your soul to the devil. When you finally run into him, he informs you that your very intention to sell it removed all of its value and automatically transferred it to him in the first place… “But it was nice meeting you all the same and… see you around.”

Does it matter for the purposes of argument whether there is a God or a devil? You can see Hell on Earth in various locations at any time of the day in any season of the year and you can see Heaven on Earth too. Albeit these conditions appear temporary as far as any particular residents go but the conditions continue. Both of them have been around as long as history records this sort of thing. Omar Khayyam said, “I sent my soul into the invisible, some letter of that afterlife to spell. And by and by my soul returned to me and said, “I myself am Heaven and Hell.” You can see where Pinhead and the Cenobites have been by following the tracks of the bloodshed and the tears.

Why are all these world leaders laughing and smiling? What is this, Feast Day in the High Tower? Maybe for them it is. They get to strut around with all of their protective escorts and act important with the other self-important fools who got paid to allow what happened in the first place. I’m no expert but I can see what they’ve been up to and I can see what really happened. Surely they know. They engineered it. So why are they laughing?

What would a real leader do? A real leader would step forth on the world stage and apologize for the venality and stupidity of their colleagues. A real leader would look grim and concerned and say that his heart was with the protesters who have every right to be outraged at the indifferent machine rape of their lives and circumstances. A real leader would stand up in front of the press and tell the people that they elected the wrong people and that the public should stand back and sit down and refuse to work or spend until these vampires are forced to exit.

Geithner admits that it’s the U.S. that caused this problem but you get the impression that he feels everyone else is also responsible because they went along with it. This is like saying that you are to blame because you believed me when I lied about the value of the toxic assets that I sold you. This is like a crazed gunman saying that the victims shouldn’t have been standing there when he went off.

It got announced yesterday that six million more homeowners in the U.S. are in serious danger of losing their homes in the next three years. Meanwhile you hear that there are already too many people on the planet. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this financial crisis was orchestrated to make jobs disappear so that the youth would be forced to join the military based on promises that they would have a life financed for them once they left the military for that free, all expenses paid education but… as we saw in Iraq, it’s hard to know when your responsibilities end as one tour follows another. Let’s pause for a moment and do a few choruses of that old standard, “You’re in the Army now…”

Of course, I’ve got my own theory on why there are so many people here at this time and that is because of the ending of a 25,000 year cycle which poses incredible opportunity for those who can take advantage of it. Unfortunately, most of the people forgot all about that as soon as they got here and jumped right down into the consumer beltway of the biggest going out of business sale of all time.

Emerging pimples are like tiny volcanoes below the surface of the skin. You can feel the heat and the pressure before you see the thing. The skin fabric of Reality Earth is in just such a state now. You can feel it coming. Some agencies are using cosmetics in anticipation of the event and some agencies are using distraction to take your mind off of it and some agencies are manipulating it to get it to the surface sooner and none of these operations are going to change the certainty of appearance coming to a theater near you soon.

So Darth Vader and Mr. Potato Head go to London to see what they can do about all the eruptions that are festering below the surface in Eastern Europe and Asia and… let’s be candid… everywhere. The holographic dominoes are lined up all over the world like that snake wrapped around the egg in the occult graphic and sooner or later something touches something else and the gears engage. We pretty much know what to expect from both Darth Vader and Mr. Potato Head. Like the Chinese say, “Character is fate.”

Whatever comes out of this meeting is not going to be good for the great unwashed. If the world wide looting of the last few months by the very people empowered to restore equilibrium is any indication, I would have to say. “Look out!” and “Gangway!” You can expect the usual padlocked exit doors once the stage catches on fire.

Man… this is depressing to have to say this. I’m going to see if I can move into some better perspective before I get to the end of this thing (grin). If I wasn’t confident of a positive outcome for a great many people who had no part in this, I don’t know what I would be saying now or even if I would be saying anything. I can’t get over the idea that life is a movie and that the director is on the set. History shows me that no matter how bad it ever got, it always started up again into something new and this is what I expect and my admonition is to get with that something new now and get far away from all of the old mindsets and conditions that are going to be coming down.

There is no way to fight this thing. If the people of the world were to stand down and refuse to cooperate, then that would be the best thing, because then… these clowns, science fiction villains and potato heads would be helpless in their efforts to herd the majority of the world into whatever they have planned for them.

It doesn’t seem likely that the sleeping classes are going to wake up short of massive catastrophe. They never do. They believe what they are told and that is the one thing, given all of the evidence we have from the past, which you should never do. Those who do not question will surely be led to a place where there are no answers.

Lao Tzu speaks of the progressions of degenerating governance. “A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worst when they despise him. Fail to honor people and they fail to honor you. But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done and his aim is fulfilled, they will all say, we did this ourselves.”

There are no such leaders on the world stage today. What can you possibly expect from a congregation of potato heads and stone cold villains? You’re not going to get the Magna Carta, baby. The only good leaders are closed out and ridiculed for speaking the truth, when they are not being directly slandered for their words. No… it is inevitable that the accumulated lies- also known as self-perpetuating bullshit- are going to hit a great big fan and it’s not going to be pretty. Nothing good can be accomplished by those who do not have the common good in mind.

You Remind Them of Me

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NOTE: While these protests were being played out, financial workers in 'The City' were at their windows waving stacks of money and sneering and laughing at the protesters. I just thought I'd mention that and add a link that just appeared at The Truthseeker which 'some' of you will find very interesting. --MORE--"