ARE WE A SPECIES WITH “SUPPOSED TO BE’S”?

pagan-goddess-mother-earth1I don’t know if that image there has anything to do with what I’m about to say, but I liked it for it anyway.

Yeah see here’s the deal about the collective mind. Sure there’s no rules or supposed to be’s, of course, life happens and we go where we go, I’m talking from the perspective of a collective species here, but I suppose if you have a personal belief or religion guiding you, then maybe there’s some supposed to be’s. But I don’t know that there is any universal thought on supposed to be’s for a species as a collective. And we all got supposed to be’s for ourselves, but are there supposed to be’s for a species that are naturally ingrained, or are obviously necessary? For instance, “murder is wrong” seems to be a needed or established rule within a species.

Now I think there would be signals out there that would tell a species that something is wrong with it and that it is not adhering to its supposed to be’s; that is if it’s true that species actually do have supposed to be’s. Like say when it becomes obvious that a species is on it’s way out but there appears to be no outside force causing the decay. Is it because that species is not adhering to its own supposed to be’s? Yeah I think so.

Yeah see I think we do have one major supposed to be for our collective human existence but we let it go of a long time ago. And the irony is the broken rule is that we’ve made it OK for an individual to not be at the service of the collective. Yeah that was a rule we live by for hundreds of thousands of years, your first lesson as a kid was to devote yourself to your tribe or band. Your life was second to the collective. We don’t do that anymore, in fact, our devotion is to self interest rather than community interest and our relationship to each other is competitive rather than cooperative. Worse yet, we’ve collectively deemed this as virtuous.

Well it’s just a thought, cuz right or wrong about it, it’s likely too late to correct it anyway. But if it ain’t and by golly there actually are supposed to be’s for us as a collective, then I hope we at least begin now to understand that there is such a thing as a collective and it has responsibilities to itself, ain’t it?

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Non-Participation: The Nth Degree

imagesWell I believe in doing this blog I’ve said just about all I can say, I am already repeating myself quite a bit. So this “last post” is going to cover something I’ve not talked about in quite some time, and that is non-participation, it’s a big deal. Oh, what I mean by ‘last post’ is I’m not going to be addressing the subjects the same anymore, expect anything, but this is the last educating post. If you don’t believe or like what I been saying then…well, whatever. But if you should happen to agree in some manner, then perhaps this discussion will put it all into a singularity. It boils down to this, I can’t save the world, but I don’t have to participate in its destruction.

Yeah OK, what’s that mean? In recent post I’ve discussed the issue of relying on government to save the day. I’ve said that if you lined up all the congress’s of the world with totally environmental, social justice, anti-capitalists representatives, but didn’t have a changed public or more precisely a super majority of the public in line with this sort of congress, then you may as well line up congress with a whole set of Ted Cruz’s. Well, I said it sorta like that, but with a bit more emphasis this time. In short, it’s us, you and me, that have to change, not congress, they’ll change when we do.

So, here we’re gonna talk about what that change precisely is. I’ve alluded many times to people needing to plant food, catch water from their roofs, reduce their income and many other things along this subject. But what I want to do here is create the name or the label that identifies this action, I call it non-participation. And the idea behind that term is that we’ve concluded that economic growth and the free enterprise system of economics has failed and is more or less a deadly system for civilization to endure, therefore it needs to be shut down. We also can clearly see the government is no way going to shut down this system, cuz they and their corporate bosses are the root backbone of the system. What sustains that system is market activity. What will bust that system is a lack of participation in said market activity. You don’t buy it, they won’t make it.

I could stop here cuz it really is as simple as that last sentence in that last paragraph. The deal is it’s a god damn hard thing to do, especially to get a super majority of the global population to do it. Most will say, “Yeah like I want to reduce the size of my house from 3000 square feet to just 800. and oh, I gotta give up the rest of my space to the needy, yeah right.” I ain’t gonna spend words on the details of non-participation; really, it is self explanatory. The idea is too remove yourself from participating in the ways and means of the free market system as far as you are able. We have to be real, you can’t just jump out of your BMW and your 20 acre compound and onto an old bicycle heading to a “van down by the river”. However, you can try, can’t you? I mean, goes as far to that place as you can, cuz see, that’s kinda where we all gotta go, at least for a time.

If you need a road map for this, there is one very easy guide: money. The less money you have, the less you’ll be participating.  Believe me, this is not being over simplistic, it is a fact, the surest and quickest way to be uninvolved with the system is to not have much of the substance that moves you through it. Cuz see, that’s the whole idea behind the free market system, to move money around, it needs you to do that. The more money you have, the more involved with the system you are, even when it is just sitting in the bank and being used to fund charities. “ALL” money spent, from whatever source, will be money spent again on sources that are bad. It’s just the way it works, it’s the math that runs our world, and it’s a deadly math. Want to stop it? Then don’t have much money.

Oh yes, there is so much more to non-participation, but the idea is quite elementary. You get it already I’m sure. It’s the difficulty, that’s the bitch. The sacrifice, the pain, yeah, it’s a fucking ordeal. If everybody started doing it real soon and real quick, then chaos will be assured. But see, there is no way at this point we will avoid chaos, either we’ll start up the chaos ourselves and control its magnitude, or we’ll let it catch up to us and blow us off the planet, it’s our choice.

My personal life has attempted to demonstrate this non-participation thingy. I live in a tiny shack, catch and haul water, have an outdoor compost toilet, live on less than 10K per year, all that. But I could take it much further, however, I won’t. It’s too hard. But I can say I am doing my best to be a non-participant in the insanity of free enterprise. And I don’t really give a shit if my impact is worthless in the scheme of things. Because I can’t participate in this system without regret and depression anyway, so I do it regardless of outcome.  Knowledge, in this case, is my demise concerning wealth. I can’t pursue wealth while carrying in my head what I know about wealth. It’s impossible. Hopefully, the rest of the world can be faced with this demise and accept it. Sounds like miracle to me though, but maybe.

Return to Evolve Now

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Seeing the Magnitude: The Four Directions of Human Condition

imagesThere actually is an awakening that can happen to a person, it happened to me…see if you can get it too. It is an awakening of very specific sorts. It is a point in which you see the four directions of the human condition at one simultaneous moment. Once that moment occurs you will never forget it and you’ll always be able recapture the awakening.

The reason you can hold on to this mindset is because of the magnitude of what you will see. The ultimate magnitude of the collection of these four directions of the human condition equates to one final outcome, extinction. And that is what you will eventually see and is also the fundamental awakening you will experience. The result is you see the reality of the human condition in full, exact, and without prejudice. It is quite an experience. It may happen suddenly, or it may come in parts, but if you put in the work to get this open eye, you will eventually awaken.

There is nothing magical about this, it is the result of gathered knowledge that is more or less memorized and then coagulated into a single thought. That is the process and you won’t get there by shortcuts. However, some can get it quicker than others.

Here’s how. Look at the graphic below; see the four different directions of economic growth, destruction, inequality, and ethical decay.  Each of these subjects need to be studied and understood thoroughly. That is, thoroughly in the manner that you understand them from the perspective of their net impact on humanity’s overall condition. As you study each direction, keep in mind that economic growth is the central driver of all that is happening in these various directions.  Studying economic growth by itself will demonstrate this. The bottom line, know these subjects well. Study them from as many angles and venues as you can, then find the common denominator to draw a generalized conclusion about the subject.

awaken

Once you have made a good study and have made conclusions about each direction humanity is taking,. Start to think of them as a collective subject. Maybe even personify them into a single entity, a human character if you will. See who that person is. As you think this way and try to understand these four directions we are taking as a single direction it is then that the light starts to get bright. Something like that, you’ll need to find your own way with this. But know this, the outcome is quite definite, you “will” have an awakening, and it will profoundly affect your outlook on life and humanity. Good luck.

Return to Evolve Now

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Jesus and His Sidekick Pope Francis

changing-face-of-jesus-07-0312-lgndownload (1)I just gotta gotta gotta write about this Pope Francis, I think I’m in love. Oh and Jesus too, after all, he’s the one responsible for this guy Francis, well, both of them actually. I see him walking right out of the fires of hell, the hell of corruption, of violence, greed, and a one big fat ‘fuck you’ human attitude towards each other.  He’s coming from out of that midst and saying simply to let it go, kinda like Jesus did.

Yeah you know we gotta think about this Jesus fella in all this.  I ain’t no Christian, whoa no…no. Let’s don’t go there. But I can listen, and I can hear what someone is saying. Jesus said “love one another”. Yeah I get that, I mean I really get that, it’s all right there, that’s why I get it. Humm, so this Pope Francis is taking that quite literally in his message, see, I mean he’s washing the feet of inferiors for criminey sake, he’s drives a common sedan, lives in the lowest dwellings he can find at the Vatican, get it? He’s setting a fucking example! Now you get it?

Jesus also said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  Well dah! Yeah see there you go, that’s what this Pope is doing, he’s saying listen to this Jesus of Nazareth man.  He’s making it real simple for us, yeah see cuz if you only do things to other people outside of yourself that you would like to see them do to you, or not do to you, well then, I mean c’mon, what-a-we-waiting-for? Has there ever been a better path to follow? Jesus and this Pope are right on, I mean in their words they are. “Love one another”, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Good enough for me.

But there is one more thing that Jesus and the Pope have got to say that ties the whole deal up in to one simple plan. I’s having this conversation with my girlfriend the other day. She was trying to tell me about her reaction to life as it is, why she feels impelled to bring beauty to the world through her art. And god dammit it she is right. She talked about a woman tortured by a rapist and then raped and killed. And then I suppose a reaction needs to be there to counter it, see? There has to be beauty, healing, nourishment. And so Jesus said this one other deal, “heal the sick and feed the poor”. Alright now god dammit, that’s it right there, that we can do, that is an explicit instruction that requires hands and feet as well as heart.

So let’s us heathens not be afraid of Jesus and his sidekick the 21st Century Pope.  We ain’t gotta go being holyrollers or Republicans or anything like that, but we damn sure gotta listen to reason. Jesus gave the reason of the universe, love. So, love it is.

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

President Ted Cruz’s Inaugural Address: January 4th, 2025

imagesMy fellow Americans, thank you for the opportunity you have given me to serve this great nation and all it entails. It is an honor to be the 45th person sworn into this great office. Our time has come, and the challenges we face are dire. It is in this context that I address you tonight. This will not be and inaugural address “for me”, but for all of us, not just America, but the entire world.

In 2018, President Elizabeth Warren commissioned a study on the overall course of humanity. In other words, a study to determine our trajectory as a species in relation to the planet in which we live, and all the life therein. The study was a collaboration from every field of academia known to man; from biology to physics, economics to anthropology, to psychology, sociology, zoology, technology, all the sciences, all the humanities, everything. The group concluded the study in June, 2024, the final cost was 80 billion dollars. Now I know you have not heard about this project, it has been kept secret. The funds were not carried by the US alone, all of Europe was involved, China, Russia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, all the island nations, all of Africa, all of Asia…every government from every nation was involved.

In 2021, or about midway through the study’s duration, a preliminary report was released from the group’s executive board. The report was nothing more than a cautionary warning as to what the likelihood of what was going to be the final report I have here in my hand today (holds up an 300 page document).  I regret to say that in essence, this report in my hand is exactly the same as the report I read in 2021, just ever so more conclusive. Five major conclusions were drawn, all of equal weight:

–Humanity’s present course is set to extinction of itself, and at least 50% of all life on the planet.

–Water for industrial and agricultural use will be depleted by the end of 2025

–Given that our economy can no longer insure itself, the next billion dollar or more disaster will collapse the banks and the world’s economy with them.

–Our nuclear and bio-chemical inventories will not be able to be maintained in the wake of collapse.

–It is the ultimate conclusion of this study, that all markets, all industry, all economic activity, must be shut down within the next 25 years or a mass extinction event is a 100% certainty within the next 35 years.

I know that most of you were not expecting an inaugural speech to consist of the doom of modern humans, but I am sorry to say, the study has been reviewed many times and many different ways, all leading to one conclusion: we must shut down our current mode of existence. It has become deadly to a certainty, we all know it, we are seeing it before our eyes, we have no choice but to surrender. Our way of life has come to an end, let us hope by grace of some kind we are saved from ourselves.

Starting tomorrow all Americans will be receiving a package to let them know what is expected of them, what is going to take place, and specifically what you are personally to do first. Each city has been assigned a czar and an extending task force. You will be hearing from them within the next few days. Good luck my fellow Americans, our work has just begun.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We’re Still Dying

downloadYou know I get out here and I don’t know what the hell to do, know what I mean? I don’t wanna see no god damn doom shit going on, does anybody?  Oh yeah it’s fun to talk about when it’s only a theory, and anyone who can’t see we past that stage decades ago is probably rich or some god damn thing.  Then some group comes to me wanting me to help out with their program only to realize in the end I’m supporting the same shit that put in this fucking hole. Where the fuck do I find the sanity, where’s the reality, where’s the evolution we need to pull our collective ass out of the fire, huh?

It’s gone! Gone down the hole of the free enterprising slave drive we’ve been on the last 200 years. Gone down the anal cavity of fame, fortune, and expensive blow jobs. Gone to the middle class Sunday football game, to the ticketed floors of Wall Street, the bouncing balloons of car lots and pocketed to the pennies your mama had you save cuz you were to be a good kid.

What the fuck’s an American suppose to be anyway? Some kinda spending machine, a voting unit, a mover of money, what? I mean holy shit were marching ourselves right into hell and we think we got our balls all tucked neatly into our shitty underwear. What sorta wake up call are we gonna need? Even if it comes too late, which it will, we’re still gonna get it. We might be 10,000 left on the planet, but at some point we’ll go, “we gotta change”.

But that’s besides the freaked out point, see, cuz right now the idea of change is so far from the collective mind of humanity we may as well literally shoot for the stars. So we’re doing all kinds of dances to show that we…we…care? Is that it, care? Nah I don’t think so, I think we’re showing IPhones. We’re showing lots of intellectual debate, smart guy stuff, ‘I know a lotta shit’ stuff, but beyond that, we ain’t showing dick. We are getting smart though, well informed at least. But so far, we’re still dying.

Return to Evolve Now

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Paying the Piper: The Next Generation of Human

pipe“Hey, we’re out here ain’t we? Hey, we’re gettin’ those renewables goin’ ain’t we? We’re gonna make this happy, you bet, we’re the humans of the 21st century, we can do just about any fuckn’ thing.”

OK yeah well…good luck. If you happen to have read my last post, The Traps We Have Set, then you’ll know I don’t give much hope for a safe and vibrant future for the human species, or any other on planet Earth for that matter. As the title says, we have set way to many traps that will bring us to collapse, it’s a sure deal.  In this essay I will assume you know that, and so I want to address the “nature” of our efforts to save our collective ass. I find it a fascinating human story and also very telling of what we have become.  Or, maybe always have been but just didn’t have toys to show just how immature and irresponsible we can be; in other words, un-evolved for a species with such big brains.

Here’s what we doing now about ourselves, we’re fixing it so we can continue to be just as we are only remove the oil that ultimately will jam up what we are cuz it’ll kill us. So with renewables we can now go ahead and be the pigs we’ve gotten used to being. Of course, this is all a pipe dream. Yeah cuz speaking of pipes, we ain’t gonna get out of this without paying the piper, you bet. Yeah see we wanna be cruzing thru, we wanna keep those high standards of living, we wanna fly when we wanna fly. But see, we ain’t gonna be able to do that and still be able to correct the crooked path we’ve made. It’s just the way it is. We will not get out of this without paying for it, we’re convicted, we just don’t get it yet.

Yeah I know this probably sounds like the bad, evil human thing. But I wouldn’t really say that. We’re just kids learning about what life is and we are having a little problem getting out of the fourth grade these past few decades. But right now, we’ve been stalling our evolution so long we’ve forgotten that there was more to growing up than learning how to make bombs and fuck over our neighbors.  So now, because of all these god damn traps we’ve set, we gotta grow up real freaking fast. It’s our only hope, and a slim one at that. Some kids don’t make it out of puberty, they think that they’re invincible and jump off the roof and break their neck. That’s kinda the kid we are as a collective species. Only, the school board is giving us a chance to “maybe” quit being so stupid. However, to correct our ways is not necessarily going to be fun, we gotta pay the piper, that or die.

And here’s the bitch of it, those of us who would actually participate in correcting this path won’t even get to benefit from it. All’s we get to do is serve the time and die. WE owe, so WE gotta pay. See, we’re the last generation that can do this bullshit we been doing, one more generation keeping up this crap and the nail is in the coffin, if it ain’t already. Thing is, we’ll be paying for it for at least the next three generations and likely double that. We ain’t gonna have governments, societies, malls, airports, corner grocery stores, none of that in the new phase, the new phase being more or less one big project done by the humans of planet earth. That’s what human civilization will be for at least the next 50 years, one big project. Oh, the project will be to make it so planet Earth is livable once again. It’ll take everybody, everything and every muscle in our bodies to get it done. It won’t be a picnic, it will be an act of sacrifice and love cuz we care about life and we don’t wanna be the ones who ended it.

Well, that’s what’ll happen one way or the other, we will either do it by choice or by force of nature, take your pick. At some point in our decay, we will finally decide that we gotta change and think about just staying alive. This is the point we have reached, this is our status as a species. We will not get out of this by our current solutions path, not even close. We have taken this so far that there is only one way out, and that it very hard work and sacrifice, we’re gonna have to be almost like slaves, but slaves to our own desire to correct the world we’ve mangled up with our want for more. Why is it we think we will get out of this unscathed?? How arrogant, no, how childish we must be in our present state of evolution. We are like the kid standing in the grocery isle screaming for a candy bar and mom says she don’t have the money, don’t matter to the kid, he’ll keep screaming. That’s us.

I seriously doubt we are going to grow up this quick; we have so little time and so much to overcome and change. But pain is a great motivator, and pain is coming, severe pain, unimaginable pain. I am convinced that this is what it will take. Our collective consciousness is so far from making mature decisions it just seems impossible to whip it up that quick. But when we start seeing the deaths coming in by the hundreds of thousands and millions, then it will be grow up or die horribly. This is what we need to think about as activists. We need to get off this crap about the great opportunities climate change is giving us. Until we see the actual magnitude of our situation(s), we will not do this. Hopefully, we will not have to be shown this magnitude but instead willfully decide to grow up and look at it squarely, then take responsibly for our actions. Our chance for that choice was yesterday, but maybe there’s some kinda grace period we don’t know about. Let’s hope so.

Return to Evolve Now

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment