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Has it occurred to you yet that, ideologies aside, ALL the troubles of humanity since the dawn of what we call civilization have been caused by people trying to improve things? We hate the dark, so we invent candles, which lead to the improvement called electric lights, which pollute the air and surround us with magnetic radiation and then nuclear plants and THREE MILE ISLAND! FUKUSHIMA! Why? All because we are the ONLY ANIMALS ON EARTH who refuse to accept that the world gets dark at night. So now we have 24 hour light. Was it worth it?
Why does the human animal have to improve the world when all other animals live in it the way it is, not the way they think it should be? I agree with those who say that civilization is a HUGE mistake. There is nothing that is wrong with the world now that PEOPLE didn’t cause in an attempt to improve the world. Think about it. No other animals have screwed things up making life “better” or wasted any time arguing about how to do it. Only humanity.
All our troubles have come from people who honestly thought they were making things better. That is the basis of all political arguments: who has the BEST way to make things better. We had things in perfect order and harmony, like all other creatures on the earth! Only WE had to improve things….
I don’t care a whit if you are RIGHT or LEFT or CENTER. All your proposals to improve things ever since the dawn of time have resulted in the world the way it is now. So why should we turn to the very process which screwed things up… to fix things? We had life very good before the improvements. We had food growing out of the ground. We lived together. But then people invented money and then greed took over. Even Chimps, as new studies show, share what they have with other chimps. Why are we not as smart as a chimp? All the talk about equitable distribution of wealth, pro and con, misses the point: WE DON’T NEED ANY WEALTH! We had everything, just as the lion or the hippo or the dolphin has everything. We did live in the same world as they. Do they slave away at a job they hate? Do they envy people who amass more THINGS than they do? No! So why do we? BECAUSE PEOPLE TRIED TO IMPROVE THINGS. Now we waste time and energy repairing the improvements. Every situation that politicians talk about fixing is something that people broke in the first place. What did the Rabbi Jesus say? “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Old Jesus was describing the natural order of things. We had everything we needed at the dawn of humanity. But along come people with ways to MAKE THINGS EASIER and they screwed it all up. I have met people who worked their asses off trying to find an easy way to get what they want. But they don’t even know WHY THEY WANTED THAT in the first place?
The GARDEN OF EDEN is a symbol of the perfection we lived in before we tried to improve things. Humanity collapses once we OPEN OUR EYES TO IMPROVEMENTS. “I cannot eat from this tree? Ok. I WILL eat from it and see what happens.” Modern civilization is what happened. The myth of the Hebrews bears a strikingly important message about improving things. Do the improvements EVER whorl out? Look at the world around you and answer that for yourself. It has nothing to do with CONSERVATIVE or PROGRESSIVE. Both positions are fighting over who has the best way to improve things when… WE SHOULD NOT HAVE IMPROVED THINGS IN THE FIRST PLACE! It is the improvements that we now fight over improving. This is what Stanley Kubrick meant with his famous JUMP CUT in 2001: A Space Odyssey:
We have NOT changed, just our technology has changed. We are STILL AT THE DAWN OF MAN, even today. All that has actually changed are the tools. And the problems those tools gave us. Such as… WAR.
It is worth noting that in 2001: ASO, technology – that is, improvement – is intimately linked with death and murder. So much so that the first “machine” is used by the proto-human not just to kill for food, but to commit the first murder (Cain/Abel), and by the end of the film a machine turns to murdering people. The machine, like Pinocchio before him, has indeed “become” human.
We do not need to fix the problems caused by all the improvements in the world, we need to get AROUND the problems to return to a form of existence without the things we did to rectify things. Try letting your home get dark at night. Try living in harmony with nature. This is hard when you have to commute 2 hours a day, or pay out thousands of dollars a month just to survive. I know. HERE IS A TRUE STORY:
A close friend of mine was THE BIGGEST STAR IN SHOW BUSINESS in the early 1960s. He had everything that people claim to desire. He was young, not yet 25, rich, had millions of dollars, and he was quite famous. Then something happened in the world and his career ended LITERALLY OVER NIGHT. Soon he descended into drugs and self-destruction. Knowing this was killing him, he GAVE AWAY ALL HIS MONEY and MOST OF HIS BELONGINGS. He kept a VW mini-bus (it WAS the Sixties, after all) and a HUGE tent. He was going to drive from Los Angeles to Maine and live in the tent. He would finance the drive across country by playing music in bars and restaurants across the country. He used the name Johnny Sunday. So before he did this, he said farewell to friends. One friend, a fabulously wealthy Hollywood producer, listened to his plans and said, “Wow. Just drive off and live in a tent in the woods… I sure wish I could afford to do that.” AFFORD TO DO THAT?!?!?! My friend did that because he HAD NO DAMN MONEY AT ALL! He had stripped his life down to the bare essentials and went off to experience existence as naturally as he could in this insane world. But his friend COULD NOT AFFORD TO DO THAT! So I ask you, did they live in the same world? Apparently not. My friend’s eyes opened and he saw that the artificial life we have created is what was killing him. His producer buddy did not. And never did. My friend was later considered a mystic, at best, a fucking nut at worst. But the people who had so much, and so deeply bought into the civilized world ENVIED HIM. Tom Hanks paid him enough to buy a house in Florida just for the rights to his story, which Hanks never filmed. I was with him when actor John Goodman said he simply had to learn the “secret” of life from him – Goodman never ever spoke to him about anything after that meeting. We get what we are trained to want and then what do we have? Nothing half as good as the lion or the hippo or the dolphin. Don’t worry about “which side” has the best ideas for fixing things. NONE OF THEM DO. Malcolm Forbes was just as wrong as Karl Marx.
Look at the news: it is filled with people ARGUING about fixing things that people ruined in the first place. True change and peace will not come from fixing society. It will come from inside. It will come when you see that the artificial environment we created is killing you. You say I am wrong? I am using MODERN TECHNOLOGY to communicate with you, so I am a hypocrite? Ha! I would not NEED to use this technology had people not improved things! I am using the very mistake we have made to POINT OUT THE MISTAKES. Most of you will resist this knowledge. Just like the Hollywood producer I mentioned above. Some of you will react violently to what I say. This is what PSYCHIATRISTS (and we are the ONLY animals who need them!) call “A Significant Reaction.” It signifies something about the way you see the world. USE IT! EXAMINE HOW YOU SEE THINGS! You are born into a false reality and trained from childhood to accept it as though it were natural. But it is hurting you. STRESS? ANXIETY? FEAR? WORRY? You were not meant to suffer these ills. CIVILIZATION imposed them upon you. And now the mere attempt to fix these problems CREATES THE STRESS AND FEAR AND WORRY. But we call it POLITICS.
You do not need to fix society to have the real power that awaits you when you see what life REALLY is. You already have the power. Many people do not even know the power they have – NATURALLY! – in their own brain and mind. I know what I can and cannot do AS A HUMAN BEING. I have written about it in this book:
There is nothing that you need from the outside. YOU HAVE THE POWER.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS BOOK!
I decided to leave this post up for so long because in the time since I posted it, many hundreds of people have come here to see it. Some have bought the book UNMASKING FEAR and written to me about it. I will have a new post soon, but I think this post is extremely important, especially in the climate of fear deliberately being generated these days. Thank you for your interest.
“I am more afraid of the NSA than I am of terrorists,” said a local morning AM radio talker here in NYC. People called in to say that they to were living in fear of the American/Obama secret police state.
Other New Yorkers have been flooding the NY Times comment sections with statements attesting to their fear that under the new mayor crime will run riot and people will be murdered by the car-load. People in my community have expressed fear that soon crime and violence will be out of control in New York. Why is fear prevalent across the land? Who did this? Why did they do it?
Where does this come from?
It is deliberately implanted in the psyche by the “news” media. Why? To make money. Fear sells. With fear, people tune in to the TV/Radio news shows to see what is going to happen. Fear is the only thing the media has to sell. Look at the flood of TV ads and what they really sell: FEAR that your body stinks. FEAR that you have last year’s automobile/clothing styles/hair style/music and people are laughing at you. FEAR that you will lose your job. FEAR that you are getting older. FEAR that your money will soon be worthless (buy gold!!!!!). FEAR that your kids are on drugs. FEAR that you are too fat. FEAR that you may have a cold (oh, heaven forbid). FEAR of Muslims. FEAR that the stock market is rising and you are not in on it! FEAR that people don’t like you. FEAR that your children are failing in school… At the heart of advertising is always fear. I am sure that you can come up with more examples.
We all know that whole TV channels are dedicated to inciting fear. Usually, they are called “news” channels but take a look at them with this new lens. Look for the fear they promulgate. CRIME! INFLATION! THE FED! CONSERVATIVES! LIBERALS! WELFARE MOTHERS!!!! TERRORISTS (remember when it was COMMUNISTS? Same tune, different generation…)!!! It is what psychiatrists call “crazy-making” and we not only invite it into our homes, WE PAY FOR IT! We put out cold hard cash to watch programs that do nothing but scare us. Why do we do that? It makes no sense. Or… does it? Let’s see…
Fear in human beings triggers the Fight/Flight response. This is a very atavistic sensation and it is cut and dried: you fight or you run. That is it. So it precludes THINKING. When your thinking is shut down, you are a prime target for marketers who will sell you anything they want to sell you. And they know it. Of the several methods use by advertisers, one of the most common used to be called “The Bandwagon.” With this technique, you are told “everyone else is doing it, why aren’t you?” So at the heart of this is the fear that you are left out. That was a subtle approach compared to today’s advertising. How many people do you know who live in an almost constant state of anxiety and fear? And look what they fear: it is almost ALWAYS related to the big news headlines. Then that fear passes and – as if by magic – a new fear arises.
Because so many highly-paid people work full-time at engendering fear in the population, fear must be overcome. By overcoming fear we remove that arrow from their quiver. How do we overcome fear? Here are two things that will help. FIrst is a talk by the brilliant Ajahn Brahm. I urge you to take an hour to listen and absorb his message (of course, one of the biggest fears people have is that they just have no time. Well, make the time. See this instead of a TV show you habitually look at. This will reward you amply.)
In addition to the talk by Ajahn Brahm, I urge you to read this book from 1919, a time of great fear in the land…
UNMASKING FEAR is a short read (with a new set of introductions I wrote) but a powerful book. Only when we, as a society, reject fear will we be free and fully in control of our lives. Stop running from crisis to crisis! Start the new year with the best gift ever: Freedom From Fear!
Remember the words of President Roosevelt:
I love the bible thumpers who say the universe is a mere 6,000 years old. And then there are those who denounce the bible because they think it says… the universe is 6,000 years old. It says nothing of the kind. Why is the bible the only book that people feel they have a right to critique without having read it? Modern science says the universe is about 14,000,000,000 years old. Well, over 300 years ago a rabbi named Isaac ben Samuel of Acre did computations based upon the Torah (not the OLD TESTAMENT, folks, the Torah) and found that the universe is… 14,353,000,000 years old. It took our modern religion of “science” centuries to catch up with the old man.
The 6,000 year thing comes from the notion that Adam and Eve were created roughly 6,000 years ago. Were that true, it means nothing since the Kabbala states that people were created millions of years before Adam and Eve. Did you know that? Look carefully at Genesis and you will see that before Adam and Eve, the Elohim created “…mankind in our image, in our likeness… So [Elohim] created mankind in his own image, in the image of [God he] created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:26-27 which precedes Adam and Eve. This answers the question of where Cain’s wife came from, BTW, a question which people who think they have “trapped” biblical scholars ignorantly consider a real poser. This inanity comes from mouthing off about a book they never actually read. That goes for most holier-than-thou xians as well. Take disgraced senate loon Rick Santorum who always carries three bibles with him… He admitted in 2005 “I’ve never read the Bible cover to cover…” meaning he has never read it at all… It is an interesting book. But it is a fable. A fable and a magickal primer. As Lon Milo Duquette has so wisely said of the bible, “These texts were crafted by mystics possessed of profound understanding of the universe and the mysteries of human existence. At a time when writing was reserved for priests and royalty, they used poetry and parables to express thoughts that everyday language could not accommodate. They assembled the phrases with great art from individual words that conveyed an even deeper level of truth; and finally, each word was made up of unique symbolic letters, each of which revealed yet another story-a story so profound and abstract it could only be told and understood in the pure language of numbers and mathematics. These sages were full-time holy guys. They wrote this stuff for other full-time holy guys, and the tiny segment of every generation who would be equipped with the intelligence, the spiritual drive (and leisure time) necessary to embark upon a lifelong quest for enlightenment. I assure you, these ancient mystics would have produced a radically different body of work had they in their wildest nightmares imagined that in some future dark age their secret coded scriptures would be seized by half-witted and sadistic European cannibals and interpreted literally, like some grotesque and racist history book.” (The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford)
And do NOT call it “marijuana”! That is the tag William Randolph Hearst hung on HEMP in order to make it sound FOREIGN and EVIL as he railed against it with his entire media empire. Why? for that answer, see this film: THE TRUE HISTORY OF MARIJUANA
As you will learn, hemp is a most valuable crop. It can grow without pesticides and it is a renewable fuel source. The petrochemical industry will do anything to keep hemp illegal. Pharmaceutical hotshots also hate the plant, as it is a PROVEN cure for cancer. Look at this recent news item headlined Spain Study Confirms Hemp Oil Cures Cancer
The criminalization of HEMP is a tragedy and it is being done purely for money and greed. Did you know that the US Constitution was printed on HEMP PAPER? For CENTURIES hemp was grown and it served many purposes. But today the USA drives the movement to kill it off. One day, history will record these events with horror. How many people will have to die before our repressive government recognizes that HEMP is a blessing to humanity?
See the video and prepare to be shocked.
The story of manipulating the people to trust only factory made, synthetic medicines is a story of FEAR. When people are in fear they do not think rationally and they allow themselves to be duped. Fear is at the heart of virtually everything that is sold to us. From the War on Vietnam (COMMIES!) to underarm spray. To learn how fear destroys us, and what can be done about it, see this classic Early 20th Century book:
CLICK THE IMAGE TO LEARN ABOUT THIS BOOK… or CLICK THIS LINK…
Yes, there is a wonderful benefit to having onerous and crushing medical bills. In 1913, little Noah Beery, Jr. became ill. In the true American Way, the newborn incurred $8,000 in medical bills – $189,000 in today’s money! To pay this off, his father left the stage for the more lucrative new venture called MOVING PICTURES where he soon achieved fame and fortune as a perennial villain. And because he drove his father to desperation, Noah Beery, Jr. became a famed name. He continued the family tradition and went on to play Rocky in The Rockford Files.
See how much good comes from burying people under a needless mountain of debt? Noah Beery, Jr. could have ended up a plumber, helping people in quiet anonymity. What a lucky break for all of us that he fell into the medical system!
So don’t feel bad about America being the ONLY nation in the industrialized world without Universal Healthcare. We get TV STARS instead!! We also get senators who read Green Eggs and Ham to us. Who could ask for anything more?
How do I get Maureen Dowd’s job? It seems like a good gig with NO responsibility to tell the truth. Today she FABRICATED A QUOTATION and the NY TImes handled it with a mere footnote:
“An earlier version of this column incorrectly quoted a response by Chirlane McCray, the wife of Bill de Blasio to a question about Christine Quinn. The column has been updated to reflect the full response.”
Hmmmm. THE COLUMN “incorrectly” quoted a response?… The COLUMN did it? Not Dowd? See how removed that alleged correction is? It is like it just sorta, kinda happened… by itself. Dowd lied, is what it should say. She lied about something a mayoral candidate’s spouse said. That led another candidate to denounce THE SPOUSE! Here is the candidate’s response to the lie about his wife:
STATEMENT FROM DE BLASIO CAMPAIGN MANAGER BILL HYERS
New Yorkers for de Blasio campaign manager Bill Hyers today released the following statement. Below is a transcript of Chirlane McCray’s comments, and a link to the audio.
“Chirlane McCray was misquoted. As the transcript makes clear, her actual comments were about Speaker Quinn’s unwillingness to listen to the people on education, and paid sick leave, and any suggestion otherwise is disingenuous and absurd. From the closure of St. Vincent’s to the delay of paid sick leave to term limits, Speaker Quinn owns a history of ignoring everyday New Yorkers. Speaker Quinn’s refusal to ask the wealthy to pay a little more on taxes to ensure universal pre-kindergarten for every four-year old — Bill de Blasio’s signature issue — is another example. It is wrong for Speaker Quinn and her campaign to distort and confuse with baseless attacks in order to distract from the Speaker’s indefensible policy record.”
Transcript of Chirlane McCray’s remarks:
MD: “What do you think the problem is with women voters, why hasn’t she been able to get that Hillary kind of thing going where whatever flaws are involved they’re excited to break that barrier?”
CM: “Well I am a woman, and she is not speaking to the issues I care about and I think a lot of women feel the same way.
“I don’t see her speaking to the concerns of women who have to take care of children at a young age or send them to school and after school, paid sick days, workplace, she is not speaking to any of those issues.
“What can I say? And she is not accessible, she is not the kind of person that I feel that you can go up and talk to and have a conversation with about those things, and I suspect that other women feel the same thing I’m feeling.”
Time to read this book. There is fear afoot and it is being put there deliberately by people exploiting events to frighten you into submission. This book tells how they do it.
It was written in 1919, a year that saw fear of “THE OTHERS” in a more violent way than we are even experiencing now. So far…
I wrote the intro to the NEW EDITION of this book showing what history records about FEAR and 1919. That period is what Pres. Roosevelt was talking about when he famously said, “The only thing we have to fear is… FEAR itself.” Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. This is a book for today!