Monday, October 8, 2018

Ropes Of Sand

In dealing with the State, we ought to remember that its institutions are not aboriginal, though they existed before we were born: that they are not superior to the citizen: that every one of them was once the act of a single man: every law and usage was a man's expedient to meet a particular case: that they all are imitable, all alterable; we may make as good; we may make better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts in the 1840s. Emerson believed self-government was the best way for individuals to set up a fair, effective, and proper social organization.

Our politics rest on important beliefs. Politics sits on a bed of core beliefs. But the ropes of sand that sway in the fairytale accomplishments of our elected leaders taint our core beliefs. Our leaders depend on their physical personality instead of their inner personality to govern. These physical-only personality ropes of sand turn mindful individuals into conniving shrews. Individual beliefs about the nature of the sand and foundation from the shrews continue to create cracks in our core beliefs.

Politics is the expression of our own cultivation. We birth, protect, and make it part of who we are. In other words, we stamp our portrait on our politics. Our politics become what we think and believe. No matter which way our politicians throw those ropes of sand, we grab and then embrace them as truth.

Everyone has a theory and a truth they want to experience through their politics. Politics defines us a nation, and it molds us as individuals. We know we’re right to hold on to those ropes of sand even though they disintegrate when the cold water of physical personality feuding for right freezes them into rocks. Those rocks cut into the core beliefs that gave them life.

The portrait we embedded into our politics is our currency. We use it to gain power, control, and wealth. We use it at the expense of other individuals who have different beliefs. Over time, our portrait becomes unrecognizable. It fades in the sand of frustration because politicians believe “just is equal, not equal is just.”

All the follies, fabrications, and injustices in our politics pull our portraits apart. We are fragmented forms of energy that function in misconceptions, miscommunication, lies, and social unrest. And when our portraits disappear, our beliefs change, and we reinvent our portraits. Those portraits become the political flavor of the day. And our portrait's religion is the consecrated monarch. Monarchical ideas are an inherent quality in politics because corruption lurks under their gracious crowns.

Every politician has a gold mine of corruption running thru his politics. The personality of politics is corrupt. But the innate inner attributes within our physical personality will project and exercise the proper energy to extinguish that corruption. Because our beliefs may change, but they are always part of our consciousness.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Beliefs Build And Protect Lies

Telling a lie is an act with a sharp focus. It is designed to insert a particular falsehood at a specific point in a set or system of beliefs, in order to avoid the consequences of having that point occupied by the truth. This requires a degree of craftsmanship, in which the teller of the lie submits to objective constraints imposed by what he takes to be the truth. The liar is inescapably concerned with truth-values. In order to invent a lie at all, he must think he knows what is true. And in order to invent an effective lie, he must design his falsehood under the guidance of that truth.

On the other hand, a person who undertakes to bullshit his way through has much more freedom. His focus is panoramic rather than particular. He does not limit himself to inserting a certain falsehood at a specific point, and thus he is not constrained by the truths surrounding that point or intersecting it. He is prepared to fake the context as well, so far as need requires.


Princeton University’s Professor Harry Frankfurt wrote those thoughts in his book, On Bullshit. Frankfurt does a good job explaining the difference between lying and common bullshit. We find ourselves in a world where liars and bullshit artists become political rock stars. The inequity that exists in a capitalistic society give these modern-day bandits the ammunition they need to keep the lies coming.

Beliefs have salient features. And one of those features is they erode through the years. Beliefs are a combination of old as well as new thoughts, so they are always vulnerable when a new thought arrives. So if a fashionable societal belief doesn’t fit into a person’s perception of the world they live in at a particular moment, they create fresh beliefs from the old social beliefs. And the tweaks become lies.

Beliefs act like invisible cells. They build perceptions and choices to protect the lies. The liar lives in the glory of his tweaked beliefs. The liar becomes the truthful one in his world of perceptions. If others don’t agree with the liar’s perceptions, they become the liars.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Screaming Silence Of Consciousness

There is always a certain meanness in the argument of conservatism, joined with a certain superiority in its fact. It affirms because it holds. Its fingers clutch the fact, and it will not open its eyes to see a better fact.

Conservatism is more candid to behold another's worth; reform more disposed to maintain and increase its own. Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Conservatism never puts the foot forward; in the hour when it does that, it is not establishment, but reform. Conservatism tends to universal seeming and treachery. Conservatism believes in a negative fate and believes that men's temper governs them.


That stunning and accurate description of conservatism comes from an 1841 Ralph Waldo Emerson lecture at the Masonic Temple in Boston. Emerson knew we would find ourselves dangling by our ethics while we try to understand the reason for conservative separatism in this age of technological unity. Obviously, the same sort of conservative political upheaval was the unsweetened flavor of the day when Emerson wrote those words. He also knew politicians form groups that generate the same sort of perceptions. Each person in a political group perceives personal and group superiority in some way, and they use the legal system to justify their perceptions. Card players like to call that “shuffling the deck, so the house wins.”

There’s an objective social breakdown in the works. Personal subjectivity dwells under the rocks of judgmental edicts, and laws that serve the lawyers, not the people. Politicians and lawyers are so separated from their own subjectivity, they act like the blind elephants and he-hawing donkeys who carry a broken system into the bowels of moral and ethical behavior. And these political superstars bask in the excrement of their unjust creations, and they call those creations, “justice.” The lack of caring, respect, and sensitivity that turns the political frontier into a wild west showdown severs the invisible tentacles of interconnectedness and a social separation occurs. The separation allows our so-called dedicated leaders to create their own form of caring, respect, and sensitivity. And it is all one-sided. Political servitude and upper-class invincibility is the social system of an ego-driven leadership.

The degree of separation in conservative politicians and the complete lack of creativity in the way liberals vow to reform the system reflect and complement each other. Both parties are from another time and place. Both parties want reform that conforms to their concept of caring, respect, and sensitivity. But reform without true interconnectivity is not reform.

Society lives in an ineffective, uneducated dark hole where egotistical warmongers and legal bandits raise the flag of righteousness and glory in the name of all that’s right and just. The dark hole of human indignity continues to flat-line under selective human rights and the misinterpretation of constitutional privileges. The stench of untruths gives society a foul sense of worth. And a devious attitude toward the financially enriched legal dealers that continues to deliver aces to the political nobles. And jokers to the people they serve.

But the screaming silence of consciousness is riding a wave of energy. And that wave is raising the awareness frequency level of the energy that supports it. Personal connectivity produces strong political candidates. Strong political candidates who know the all of everything is in the thoughtful integrity that honors the rights of all forms of life. Emerson describe a strong political person this way:

A strong person makes the law and custom null before his own will. Then the principle of love and truth reappears in the strictest courts of fashion and property. Under the richest robes, in the darlings of the selectest circles of European or American aristocracy, the strong heart will beat with love of mankind, with impatience of accidental distinctions, with the desire to achieve its own fate, and make every ornament it wears authentic and real.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Dipped In Emotional Dressing

Cogito, ergo sum

René Descartes, the 17th-century French philosopher, wrote those words in his 1637 work, Discourse on the Method. Descartes knew there was something about thought that created who he was, and why he was experiencing all the people, places, and things that made his world unique within his time-space, social structure. René played with ideas and bounced thoughts off of those ideas, and that psychic thought structure helped him get to the point of understanding that humans become their thoughts. That’s a tough pill to swallow for people who believe their thoughts don’t impact their reality.

We have all kinds of thoughts, and they are usually dipped in an emotional dressing. Our perceptions only pay attention to the thoughts with the most emotional dressing, and the thoughts that are in sync with our core beliefs. But those other thoughts? You know. The thoughts we thought we didn’t use are still pulsating in a psychic structure somewhere in our reality. We forget that our psychic structure is the epicenter of all things psychic. And it is the foundation of our reality. That foundation has the bricks of all of our thoughts in its DNA.

The notion that thoughts are living cells that leave the body just like a sperm cell looking for an egg, is not something the medical profession likes to talk about. There is no factual scientific evidence to support the claim thoughts form psychic structures once they disappear into the psychic air. But all thoughts have energy and energy never dies. Psychic energy rearranges itself. So it doesn’t take a scientific paper or an article in the American Medical Journal to realize our internal cells form organs, and our core thoughts and beliefs form invisible psychic structures. And those structures form what we experience.

Groups of similar thoughts bond together, and the electromagnetic energy within them physically manifests in some way. Just like our body cells, thought cells have an electromagnetic energy within them. We all know what electromagnetic energy can do in a hurricane. Our thoughts have that same kind of energy.

Descartes knew he was creating the experiences he perceived through his thoughts. But his perception of his thoughts, like ours, has limitations. We fail to understand or accept the fact we create what we experience consciously as well as subconsciously. The conscious thoughts are the easy ones to identify. But the unconscious part of us doesn’t abide by the same rules. So our conscious mind builds a Trumpian psychic wall, and it divides one part of us from another.

René explained the basics of who we are four centuries ago. Philosophers and researchers have expanded, enhanced, and embellished his definition of who we are ever since then. Everyone builds a definition of who they are with their thoughts and ideas, and with the thoughts of people around them.

But I like to think this way: I’m an attribute of consciousness who dwells consciously in an ever-changing physical body. That body represents the conscious part of me. The unconscious part of me can leave my body and interact with personalities and situations that are physical as well as non-physical. My unconscious self is the catalyst that awakens my inner ability to use more than my five senses to sense the awakening in each moment of awareness. I also like to think I am here to experience, and physically feel, the actualization of my personal thoughts as well as the thoughts that are dipped in that mass emotional dressing. The emotional dressing that is over-salted with the holy shaker of religious capitalism.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Pinnacle Of Instability

Ah that our Genius were a little more of a genius! We are like millers on the lower levels of a stream, when the factories above them have exhausted the water. Our life looks trivial, and we shun to record it. Men seem to have learned of the horizon the art of perpetual retreating and reference. `Yonder uplands are rich pasturage, and my neighbor has fertile meadow, but my field,' says the querulous farmer, `only holds the world together.' All our days are so unprofitable while they pass, that 'tis wonderful where or when we ever got anything of this which we call wisdom, poetry, virtue.

Emerson thoughts from his 1844 essay, Experience. should be a wake up call. Emerson knew the Western Civilization’s social structure had serious flaws back then, and that structure is even worse now. Western Civilization gets an A+ when it comes to organizing a mass social structure that is NOT about expressing true appreciation for the diverse, angry, and creative people who keep it running. The issues that face workers in previous centuries are the same issues we currently experience. The characters are new but the thinking process hasn’t changed.

The walls of legal stealing, male-hidden-agenda-politics, and politically motivated religion are molting because the age of technology is bringing the power of individual thought back in fashion. Our awareness is leaping through a self-created thought machine and the vibration is giving us the energy to create an individualistic revolution with magnetic qualities. We are taking back the spare key to our quiet place because this pinnacle of legal and structural instability is turning us into the lapdogs of people in suits, and the deranged supporters of the Medici style banking and Trump style denials.

But we are finally allowing our thoughts and emotions to act like the invisible cells they are. We forget that thoughts come from the brain’s responses to that other part of our personality. Thanks to that other personality, we are dropping our veil of forgetfulness so all our thoughts can build new social and legal thought structures that refresh this age of deconstruction.

By adding and subtracting to that structure, similar thoughts will automatically bond together and form a more understandable legal and social structure. Thoughts bond together just like cells they are. And when we energize those bonded thoughts with a strong emotional focus, we find the trail to that upper stream.

Without getting into the nuts and bolts of it all, our beliefs haven’t caught up with our modern thoughts. We are still a fear-based, greed-driven, self-serving, and judgmental animal. We are still trying to know how to be one of the upper people using the old, antiquated structure. It’s time to throw off these old Romanesque legal blankets and send them to the thought cleaners. Once there, the insidious legal bugs that pop out of nowhere and infiltrate our belief system, will finally take their rightful place in the history of flatulent dreams.

Our imagination creates new thought structures, and our dreams give them relevance in a multi-dimensional kind of way. Consciously, and unconsciously, we think so we can experience things physically. And we find ourselves living the thoughts that turn into things in what seems like strange and unplanned physical events.

Wisdom sits in an infinite sea of thoughts, while our beliefs are caught in a three-dimensional coral reef. Old beliefs fight for survival as the infinite sea of thoughts breaks a soul-awareness wave over our animalism, war-like cynicism.

Everything is a thought before it is a physical thing. When we believe we are poets, we break down a belief door, and we let modern thoughts step over it. When we believe we are artists, we paint thoughts in the minds of others and our collective individuality meet and bond just like our internal cells. And when we believe we are the workers, who turn modern thoughts into collective structures that change the systems that restrict, inhibit, and neglect individuality, we build a world full of geniuses. We are all geniuses when it comes to creating thoughts that build an individual reality. And when we realize our genius is too precious to waste on a down-stream and senseless structure of failed pre-historic thoughts, we do high-five with our ego and our super-soul.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Battleship And The Top Hat Piece

The world exists for the education of each man. There is no age or state of society or mode of action in history, to which there is not somewhat corresponding in his life. Every thing tends in a wonderful manner to abbreviate itself and yield its own virtue to him. He should see that he can live all history in his own person.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those words in his 1841 essay, History. Emerson is a forefather of our modern skeptical era. He understood what it was like to be living in a capitalistic society where religion deals the cards, and corporations have all the aces. The politicians get the joker award, and the people get another tax increase. The issues facing this country and many countries are the same issues Emerson experience on a smaller scale. There is a mode of history in our person and we can’t seem to shake it. The history of war defines our society and the societies that exist all over the planet. War is in our genes. But we always think the genes of someone else is causing our propensity for war.

Emerson said people live history in their own person. And we live to experience that history in war. We say we don’t like war. We fight against war with peace and other soulful gestures. But the act of butting peace against war is still war. So deep down, in a strand of our DNA, we create it because our destructive tendencies never end. We don’t like to say we like war. But we commend the brave who wage the big killing battles. And then we condone the small battles we wage against our neighbors for the sake of, as Roman’s used to say, “coin.”

We live to buy and sell our dignity to the highest warmonger. Because we are reflections of those warmongers. But the real warmongers don’t visit battlefields or military sites. They sit in bank vaults with royal blood flowing out of their kingly Western Civilization veins. We carry the kings in our history. They are in our DNA. We all have a slice of kingness, but some folks got chucks instead of slices and they act like the kings did then. They hide the gold, and cry, “a bad roll of the dice” made them not share the real wealth of freedom.

We immerse ourselves in this rigged Monopoly game because the big Battleship piece we use reminds us we have to fight and make war to win. And our Top Hat piece reminds us we can hide our love for war under our self-created ego-driven quest to pass Go. It’s all for the sake of freedom and capitalism. But freedom has never been free. So just like the board game, we play in fun but fight to win. And in order to win, we cover our self-responsibility with political favors.

We spend a lot of time praying for peace, so we ask our political chieftains to bring down our foes. We have an interest in those aggressive decisions, but we can deny we do. Our beliefs give us power and wars give us the emotional drama to physically see those beliefs. We physically live our history over and over again.

We live in a self-created duality in order to expand. Our history expands with us. Our beliefs are in the jaws of a violent and destructive history, and we are living that history one violent current event after another. The ancient sages said the only way out was within, and that is the lesson now. We try to get rid of war by stopping it with warlike negotiating. So the war never goes away. The thought where the war concept was first created is still in our belief system. That ancient thought created the action of war and another thought can stop it. Pushing the delete button in our belief system is not an easy task because it is deep in the valley of other beliefs. But once we bring that thought out of history and in the present, we can change it. Our choices will determine how we change that old thought, and how we change what we experience.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Steel Sheets Of Lower Level Mental Performance

The typical citizen drops down to a lower level of mental performance as soon as he enters the political field. He argues and analyzes in a way which he would readily recognize as infantile within the sphere of his real interests.”

Joseph A. Schumpeter, the 20th century, Austrian-born, political economist, makes the obvious more obvious. Professor Schumpeter is telling us why we experience the political earthquakes that have most people in a state of anger, frustration, and disbelief. We watch as good old devious behavior tries to duplicate itself.

There’s no doubt we are at turning point in our Capitalistic road. We are heading to that Roman graveyard where the slaves of Gaul and common men and women wake up and ask us why we didn’t learn something from their Roman Empire reality. The greed, revenge, murder, and all the other bells and whistles of being a Roman citizen or being a wealthy senator, or congressman as well as some other self-serving government official are alive and well in the Capitalistic system.

And not only that. The fall of the Roman Empire was due in part to the mismanagement, misguidance, manipulation, and the belief that being part of the Roman Empire was the only social, religious, and political game in existence. Those choices continue to present themselves to us for no other reason than to absorb the lesson this time around.

Invisible steel sheets of any mind-altering government cover the thoughts of its people. The privileged and the noble one percent was the only percent that had a say in anything social, religious or political during the days of Roman slaves. The awareness performance of the time for a slave was to get sick and meet the gods or get sicker from the stench of the breaking wind of the political class.

Just like the Romans we give in to a modern form of slavery that produces a lot of thunder but no rain. We square off, face to face, and fight to the social death just to see our party of choice catapult their Roman-cloned senators and congressmen into the opportunity to sink to a lower level of mental performance.

And here’s the funny thing. We are the ones who want to physically feel this gender egocentric play in this battle-worn saga of Capitalism play out. We are ones who chose this reality to make an impact. And we make our physical marks in unique and undeniable ways. Just like the Roman slaves we have the choice to fight to the death or suffer in this political catacomb.

But we could find a way to understand that infantile behavior and political dominance is genetic. We have a chance to change the nature of the cells in those genes by our choices.