WHO ARE THE REAL AMERICANS?

It is an absurd question in a way. Real Americans are American citizens, period. There is not a behavioral or political party affiliations to stamp “real American”. There is not a religion or lack of it to stamp “real American”. So how does one get to the point of invoking real Americans and America? For it seems an inherently dangerous concept, to say since an American citizen thinks or votes a certain way, they are not real when in fact they are legitimate citizens.

The very concept has it own fingers pointing back at itself; How dare I call you, for instance, not a real American? How would a society be, if we all decide to now go around saying citizens of America are not “real’? It is undoubtedly a dangerous concept to apply to any area of the country, or to kinds of individuals in our nation. Where is the stopping point of accountability then? Why would unreal Americans deserve the same rights as real Americans?

Seems to me abhorrent to the extreme. It is pubescent civil war talk or worse, wish making extermination drives. How about purging American of unreal Americans? How hard a jump is it in reason? Once I think some of us, you for instance, are not a real American because you do not have my list of values, I would seek to seduce other Americans of your unworthiness. Now remember there is a paradigm shift in the very phraseology of “real Americans”, meaning there are phony Americans not deserving of the title American. If I think of you as not an American, what else do I need to support depriving you of the rights of real Americans? After that break with reality as to citizenship, everything becomes breakable in societal contract.

They say Sarah Palin is playing to her base. What kind of base is it that believe American citizens, you for instance, are not real? I know the definition goes on and on, on a pandering parade to define the noble qualities and faith of these real Americans, yet from the smiling face promoting what amounts to civil warfare in mentality, is she speaking for the base? Are they that callous and detached from the world or America?

World War Two presented us; world citizens, all Americans included, with the result of a political/social movement that claimed to be for all the betterment of, I’ll put it this way, real Aryans. Sure, at first everyone thought it was a kind of joke and that not much would ever come from it. Yet it remains that this nationalistic perspective of authentic human beings and those not real enough to be considered human, helped turn Fascism into the fanatical racial purity express it became. It happens in increments, it was not just Pearl Harbor that we went to war over. It was human dignity; the rights of all to live in peace as long as they were not depriving others of that very right. Mostly we call this freedom.

If we are to have faith in America, we require insurance that “We the People” is a concept of agreement in rights that includes all, including diversity, differences in belief, and full respect of citizenship in dissenting opinion. This includes that Sarah Palin has the right to proclaim America is divided between real Americans and false ones, but all who love our country must denounce attempts at what would amount to its self destruction.

If there is a rising separatist movement to change the nature of America to an authoritarians America, where only one persons decides who is real, we must now stand against it. If there is a “base” so disconnected from reality, that they believe they can “take over” our nation, making it for only the “true believers” as to how they view life; let us say, Not On Freedoms watch.

Let all Americans proclaim; We are one People no matter our differences. We will not surrender our rights to smiling pious faces and nascent ideological driven social movements, no matter how self righteous and self proclaimed “true” or “real”.

What history teaches is; There is no room for silence.

HERE! PROOF OF LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS ;–EXTRA! EXTRA!

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Here would be the proof of liberal media bias;

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Company owning this newspaper suspected in fraud.

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—–There was a show on one network a few years back, which chased after the corporations doing sneaky or shoddy things. Then that very networks ownership company was exposed at influencing laws to benefit itself. So what happened? The truth seeking show vanished.

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Capitalism’s redistribution of the wealth from the many to the few is spreading the wealth around in mostly one direction; Up to the few!

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—–Once again; if we had a “liberal media” we would hear societal context applied to talking head philosophical bias. This sort of analysis has been decried as liberal bias. Seems one should only critique ones who cast societal issues into context, for that is you know what—MSM liberal media bias! Let them eat abstraction!

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Conservatives say government is only for what they need the Commons to do when their opportunism seems threatened! Security distributed to the rich! Not the poor and middle class!

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—–It is no accident that the party of the so called “Chicken hawks” is the nest of the us vs them ideologues. The Commons (The world of inter and inner relationship) is to be exploited and left in ruin, unless someone powerful gets insecure, then it is ‘We are all in this together!’ ‘One nation!’

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The one millionth study concluding environment does effect human development. Extra! Read all about new finding that could change someones mind!

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—–It is to be expected, that those who must defer away from reality to belief and perceptual bias, would poison the perception of the messenger of fact in context. Hence all the emotional ad-hominem denunciations of intelligence seemingly continually put out from the pulpit and in the media to be fair and balanced.

What do we lose of reality, when balance and fairness equates fact in parity with fiction? Just what we have; problems that seem not to go away. And truth unable to be agreed upon in public discourse. Some intend a national consensus to never happen for anything other than war.

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Conservatives out to impair perception of now, creating consensus dissonance to perpetuate into the future. Extra! Read all about now being perverted to permanent perceptual bias and problematic schemes that create dependency addictions on hierarchical mindsets.

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—-That old axiom that ; “If it bleeds it leads”, is nearly a permanent fixture on the MSM for a reason; Real fundamental changes needed to address serious societal issues are generally off the radar—Yes! For a reason! Some benefit just as things are. Thank you very much. It is so much lazier and so much easier to keep complex issues off of our little citizens minds. Give them soap opera concerns instead.

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Red all about myth of subversive liberal media!

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—–and so we will not hear of these few things I just came up with about systemic bias perpetuated away from liberalism because…

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TO SAVE OUR PLANET: HOW TO BECOME A LIBERAL part 1

[Part Two is right below this post]

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“Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.”

Why become a liberal?

I thought they were some kind of problem, not a solution.

Quite right.

About being told liberalism is some sort of negative pull on society and human advancement, that is.

First I must make a few points before I continue on about liberalism.

RELIGION: CONSERVATISM OR LIBERALISM?

We can imagine the societal atmosphere that is described around the life of Jesus Christ; He was persecuted, not because He was a conservative, like the Scribes and Pharisee, but because He was what I call—the Original Liberal. It was the challenge to entrenched power interest; economic, political and religious, that presented the resistance to His insights. The poor and disadvantaged, generally, where who flocked to His populist message of spiritual responsibility and redemption.

The public, most any public, tends to follow the lead of what they view as their leaders, particularly when critical thinking for oneself is often in someway punished, or when ideas themselves are restricted to a conserved box. We easily can internalize power interest control features, as we are made aware of the “benefit”, or see as obvious that their lives depend upon it. I will go into this more later on an aside in regards to mind control and propaganda.

Christ offered compassion toward the sick and poor, and chastised people to look into themselves before blaming others, instead, offering the spiritual imperatives of compassion, empathy and their implied common human understanding. But on wealth and excess, He urged caution and introspection around the neglect of the needs of society, while offering questions as to ones own love of having. Christ implied spiritual imperatives that are an anathema to entrenched power.

In time, no matter what one tends to call oneself; atheist, conservative, Christian, evangelical, communist, or whatever, the status coming with power’s seductive privilege, comes to corrupt and reverse spiritual and humanitarian imperatives. First casting suspicion upon their motives, then making them tagged spirituality as a negative influence in general. We now have many Christian leaders, apparently, being anti Christ teachings, yet using His name to direct followers into darkness, while pointing around at just who might be the Antichrist, over there.

Power comes to change, not only the very meanings of words, but often to reverse the sociocultural “framing” of religious and moral conceptions to serve power at the expense of individual out-workings of true universal spirituality. Abstract spiritual concepts that can be tagged onto, us and thems, come to act as lanterns being carried by leaders who gather their sheep into confines where power and influence remain in those leaders hands.

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AN ASIDE: MIND CONTROL AND THE INDIVIDUAL

{Those under mind control techniques from political, socio-economic and religious self focused paradigms, may be challenged to continue after “getting” the thrust of this article’s premise. They will have encountered a critical thinking crippling device known as Thought-terminating cliché, or other blocking programing that diverts questioning for probing deeper truth. Conservatism denies any deeper truth than whatever the brand they are now using.

Deeper truth will not even be acknowledged, and may well be conceived of as a form of deception, to trick one from the “true path”. I have even personally heard in grammar school of the initial critical thinking occurrence of naive doubt, being called the temptation of Satan, and not ones God given critical thinking ability meant to distinguish fact from mere assumption or allegation. Groups use these manipulative techniques to control minds, not to have them be free to know and test truth independently. There is a big controlling reason for that.

This presentation is for those with some self integrity still intact, those still able to use their Life given abilities to test reality in their own experience, and not just in hierarchical taught and guided abstractions pretending to be known.]

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LIBERALISM CONSTANTLY IS UNDER ATTACK FROM POWER INTEREST

We have been bombarded with this narrative of some sort of problematic basic deception about liberalism. It has been equated by various “conservative” interest around the world, since it can present a kind of threat to one way or no way thinking endemic to conservative ideologies. But as I will present; it is the dead end certainties of conservatism, with their emotionalized absolutes, that now present a potential extinction event to life on earth.

In the United States, where I live, conservatives declared a kind of “culture war”, seemingly necessary to build up the ranks of conservatism that became threatened after the Allies victory in World War Two. While many who fought knew of the effectiveness of union in a common cause, along with the greater sense of a kind of evil being defeated by common effort, that common mission paradigm had to be undone for conservative mindsets to prosper. It is necessary for the psychology of “we” to be inferred, and those seeming not “us”, “others” implied. This then acts to change the unity dynamic to one of competition.

This competitive bias needed to be tagged onto individual identities, to keep societies engaged in this irreconcilable opposition mind frame. Once injected into a sense of us and them, many other notions can be tagged along as kinds of adjoined coattails. Now it is an open potentiality to remake individual identity into assumptions that can actually negatively impact the individual, all why being claimed as a coherent part of a “faith” or ideological world view that is all for the good.

Conservatism’s rejection of other opinion, along with fact or likelihoods that do not seem in sync with bias, creates a near permanent like dysfunction to conservatism’s out-workings as prescribed. Conservatives need to have a war waged upon reason itself, so we see knowledge and nuanced analysis often rejected by conservatism as suspicious an misleading. Conservatism often then assumes to have common sense, or biased “obvious” assumptions circulated back to the particular conservative ideology’s preferences in perception. Often the final assumption is ascribed by the leading ideologies presumption.

In the US, the conservative right declared a kind of war for hierarchical power interest to become an entrenched status quo, framing the common good as a concept that serves the status quo to be relevant. A “Trickle Down” perspective is conceived to be the natural hierarchical order of society, and attempts to make society more fair, honest and inclusive, or otherwise just, are tagged as very bad anti Darwinian mistakes, or otherwise acting as a negative influence upon character. Way far away from perspectives such as offered by Jesus Christ, yet many who claim to be Evangelical Christians have been corralled into this branded fold, where they act as God, judge and jury over who deserves to live decent life.

Fortunes were spent to create an infrastructure to produce ideological clones from institutions such as right wing “think tanks” and conservative educational facilities. From their view, to counter the “liberal bias” in education. If one thinks about it, or is allowed to, we can see how the press and educational institutions should be liberal; to be open and offer the widest contest on defining the societal interest. That instead of one being handed down by a highly paid to think one way “think tank” or ideological machine.H

WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT MCCAIN AT THE HELM-video

Freedom means freedom to think and have an opinion. If we are afraid of expressing our opinions, we are not free to know the truth.  Questions are essential to discovering truth, but questions for real truth need to be based on reality.   Ever notice how some interest in society seek to suppress free speech and opinion by equating fiction with reality?

The McCain adds have gone negative 100%(*), with rampant misleading statements alleged to be true.

The questions being generated by wild character allegations are designed to shift the subject to paranoid fear and tribal conflict. That is patently un-American and anti-democratic to the core; the core of the Constitution, and the Bible to some extent, but not some traditions f some Americans. We are a diverse people with diverse belief’s. To take associations vastly out of context, and to reassemble them into misleading ad-hominem perversions of truth, are unacceptable to a free people. Not because they can be freely expressed, but that they are pandering to our lowest natures, blurring the abilities to discern fact from fiction. Everything but putting the nation first.

A free people can not survive for long on untruthful innuendo’s pretending to be honest questions. Emotionally leading associations “work” to disable critical thinking abilities. These, when patently false, serve to undermine the very nature of our national contract as citizens of one country. Disingenuous inference rendering is a continuation of the deceptive context creations and false association foisted on the American people these last 8 years. Appealing, not to out “Better Angels”, but to the darkness of ignorance. Calling on we voters to chose from the base lines of evil, while evoking the cover of good.

I can see why the party of fear and emotional insecurity has to divert attention, not just from the economy they have let greed take over, but from the one who would be our president, and his seriously disturbed insides. The comments in the video might be personal, but I doubt that they are false.  They are surely not fair or balanced, but not to worry.  Fair and balanced do not necessarily have anything to do with discerning reality as it is.  Reality does not chose sides.

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THE REAL MAVERICKS

Just in case one actually wishes to know what they are speaking of when referencing “Mavericks” tag fame.

The Nation – Who You Callin’ a Maverick? – NYTimes.com

A Texas rancher’s descendant defends the liberal family’s name

ANY ACTUAL TRUTH IN POLITICS?

A RIGHT TO MISLEAD?

False premises are hard to defend, but only if the truth of the alleged concluding “facts” are given in their actual context with the assumption of the premise, so they must be separated. False premises are defensible in appearance, if emotion can be substituted for reason. The whole equation of what can seem to be truth, has its math altered in propaganda’s altered reality matrix. At times, opinion is not just a point of view, it is a whole ideological twist as to how facts relate or are otherwise believed to be connected.

Our problem is; deceptive reasoning does work in political campaigns where look and attitude have more impact than facts in their actual full context. In times of public election campaigns, anything that “sticks” or “brands” your opposition, is not necessarily dependent on real truth, just an assembled facsimile. Since the public tends not to be up on the width and length of any particular issue as it pertains to all real world relationships, many ideas can be made to seem to fit in with the attitude one wishes to convey.

Pundits are expert at manipulating relative ignorance to pander to their own viewpoints. For some, there seems to be no limit to what cause and effect in their imaginations can connect to via the manifold invisible dots ignorance can connect via imagination. Some of these are in ideological holes, not able to appreciate how inaccurate their presumptions are. They are certain that their ideas are right. Truth seems to them, to be as obvious as the walls of their own ideological cave.

During the Democratic Campaign, one obvious conditional truth dependent on ignorance was; the question of who Barack Obama was. This unknown opened up a whole smorgasbord of things to tag him with; a wild preacher, a wild neighbor association, what his wife said about her feelings, even the tribal slant that he is somehow not like the majority, was used to turn identity assumption toward a fringe element. And since Barack Obama was in this relative unknown zone, a tag of not enough experience was one lasting “truth” available for assembled to order rationalizations.

With a population relatively in the dark about his political motivations, they were open to be construed as any negative; naive, untrustworthy, and suggesting even secretive. US election campaigns are mostly campaigns in psychological warfare. Fearful unknowns are classic rejection strategies, since one never really knows all about someone, a new face is quite vulnerable to suspicion. One party constantly uses tax in times of economic stress, and so called “values” to entice population segments with wedge issues. This negative focus campaigning has proved to be a powerful aphrodisiac for the right wing. Once in office, they can go on to fully support the very wealthy over the rest of the population with impunity, helping to precipitate the very vices tagged to opponents during campaigns. Fear works.

In comparison regarding qualifications for president; the Texas governorship was considered the third most important position in that state, yet it was the seasoned proof of an alleged bipartisan compassionate conservative ready to be president. That, and his father was one before, which is quite a plus in conformist status quo ideological elite comfort zones. I hardly remember a word over his lack of experience, if anything, it was sold as a plus; change Washington. Yet the narratives gained some hold, that Gore as well as Kerry were reckless and irresponsible tax and spend liberals. It is hard to imagine a more costly to America administration as this last one. Fear is the bread and butter of many politicians, and that view is dragging the nation downward.

For these brands to take hold, whether true of false or kinda in-between was immaterial. Repetition and a media’s acceptance of a tag as good for gossip, was about all that was required for the repeating machine gun of the corporate press to shoot accusations of questionable merit, until they take hold. This is exactly the kind of strategy the Republicans often use. It is great at covering up ones own lack of accomplishments as far as the voters are concerned. Then, turning to grand abstractions, as if we all forget who is who, and when what happened and why.

I was in Costco recently, I tell you this just to show you extreme examples of the misleading intentions of a campaigns effects in the real world. The guy ahead of me was talking with the cashier, and said with a laugh, that Obama’s idea of an energy solution was for everyone, “to let the air out of their tires”. It was not even necessary for this guy to have the propaganda right. McCain’s answer of more offshore drilling immediately, will never save as much oil as properly inflating ones tire will. The truth was ridiculed, while the lie seems as the sound guys answer.

This is how reality is turned on its head, and exactly the kind of false premise, false assumption, and out of context reasoning that made the Iraq invasion seem to most Americans as a prudent decision (at the time). Those who know how propaganda works, know that most anything can be tared and feathered to look like something it is not, resulting in choices that are wrong, yet assumed right. Since this strategy is proven to work; it will be implemented.

TURNING STRENGTH TO WEAKNESS

Rovian negative double think has taken one’s pluses to new levels of minus, thanks to ad-hominem association with the negatively framed issues. We have seen John McCain, for instance, endorse many a misleading commercial based primarily on false assumption, including false association and erroneous context. Then in the commercial, comes the list of grand old abstractions he magically possesses that will make it all better. Occasionally the Democrat’s will be caught in aspects of this overboard reasoning, usually associated with some arguable statistic or conclusion, and not the whole entire premise. Pundits will call both of these kinds of cheating the same; they all do it.

Political analyst have suggested that the Republican party is really good at this misinformation campaigning, knowing who and how to target audiences, getting certain segments of the population to fall for the bait. They suggest that for varying reasons, the Democrat’s try to explain their actual positions, or do not counterattack in kind, which then seems kind of wimpy and nuanced compared to the strong allegations tailored to deceive. This is a battle to get character type casting as negative for your opponent, and positive for yourself, while no one says anything has to be completely true or accurate.

Some believe that pulling out all the negative stops is the only way for the Republicans this season, to frame the Democrats into negative boxes, where truth and honesty are nothing more than your own wishful point of view, mandating you to drag your opponent into the mud, imaginary or not. Truth or not, we are left with no more Mr. or Ms. clean. This “competition” historically has taken a toll by both reducing voter turnout (disenchantment-apathy) and labeling ones opponent with disingenuous notions having little to do with factual reality and actual policy repercussions in a real world context. Rovian double think even has declared reality to be vastly overrated. If you can tar and feather your opponent, then call them a bird, the media will go on to ask; where will so and so roost next?

BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE

As is classic in deception, ones own duplicitous motivations are branded onto ones opponent to confuse the whole situation, making the decisive elections middle of the fence voters take a more “survivalist”, who makes me feel more safe, turn to status quo security blankets. The Clinton’s used this same, he’s too naive, strategy against Obama. What was drawing folks to Obama’s message had to be condemned as being some sort of trick, if Obama is naive, then a bit by inference, those attracted to him are as well. The objective is to get the voting public to agree they would rather be practical than naive. But what ever happened to policy issues?

Some presume it worked well to go negative for her. Then if called out, the woman’s card could be played to arouse her supporters to her feminine martyrdom. (I must say that the culture at large, particularly in the MSM, treats women much different than men—in biased sex based attitude and assumption). It was seemingly easy for women to feel the bias, so presumably that framing worked as well. I remember many an interview with her fuming supporters purportedly exposing the male club presumed to be keeping her from her just and rightful win. Interesting how these days, many candidates to these offices seem to believe that they are next, or have a historical right to the position. I assume this is an attitude they wish the voting public to assume as well.

BUT WE KEEP DRINKING FROM THE POISON WATER TROUGH

While the public intuits that something systemic is wrong with the way Washington has come to operate, the very breath and depth of that problem is kept farther from reach than the voting button, card or lever. Its base is in the mind of the citizens who put the politicians gingerly into position to do what they do. Many incumbents are often “automatically” put back into office, to the point that changing Washington is usually never more than a naive figure of speech.

We seem to have surrendered to institutions that do not know how to evolve and adapt honestly to the modern integrating world, unless one calls the lobbyist culture as a good adaptation. We remain in anachronistic electoral and superficial issue based campaigns, driven by a corporate media always more interested in drama, in conflict, than in peace and understanding. Ignorance itself, has seemed to rise to the position of the nations guide.

It is we, the average American, who have let democracy slip out of our fingers, into a business and status quo machinery interested in its own self perpetuation, and not in citizen rights, national health or honest public input. In a collectively obvious way; too many of us have abandoned politics as a mechanism for addressing national problems. We have more important things to do it would seem, so ignorance settles in to roost. This choice of abandonment now haunts this country and its institutions.

One party in particular senses a great advantage to ignorance, and is continually attempting to stealthily place more limits on fair voting, defining downward who is eligible. They look forward to reduced voting in their opponents segments of the population, which can be selectively targeted in places, purging similar names on list, creating long lines and questionable yet unverifiable voting machinery. That is not an accident, but it is producing catastrophic results nonetheless, violating the very soul of freedom and democracy.

We have taken part in burying the hard fought USA reputation since World War Two. It is not Washington per-say that is the problem, it is what we have unconsciously let it become, an oligarchical estate federation that would just as much get rid of voting all together—for business sake, once their party is in across the board majority office. We are allowing infrastructures to come into being that may render true democracy mute (some suggest it long has been); the say of the citizen relegated to what they do or do not purchase. And all by letting our own insecurities get the better of us. Misleader’s are depending on it.

Everyone seems to agree in the abstract, that the real truth can hurt, the question then becomes, when one owns up to it, or relishes escapist cognitive dissonance instead. Democracy’s regression to an infantile state is not Washington’s fault, it is ours. Or are we just someone else’s puppets?

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and the right wings favorite yet cynical weapon directed towards their own faith in naive and un-knowledgeable followers—–;Thought-terminating cliché

Who needs followers to have critical thinking anyways.  It only messes things up.

GOD is in the Details

William Blake said; “To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.”

Someone else said; “The Devil is in the Details.” These statements are in ways talking of the same small things, the small things around us and what they come to mean. One implies deep indwelling awe-inspiring wonder, and the other one, a kind of frustration over details that are a kind of damnation.

Clearly what is being seen is quite, if not entirely, dependent upon the observer. For human awareness, the details seem in both statements, to represent some profound change in focusing in on the dimensions of the specific in the context of human awareness of reality coming to expectations. Existence seems to meet with need inside us, with our beliefs and expectations having to be in some way humbled to what is. Whatever this what is, is, It has a command over what will be. We may be fascinated by its very manifestation’s before us, or find it as some kind of imposing barrier to our fantasies wish fulfillment.

It is an old adage that the devil is in the details. Usually this is designed to infer how great ideas, or even hopeful fantasies, can meet their “fall” in the minutiae that brings reality, and perhaps tedious practicalities, to the table of creation. We may will things to be, but whether they can or are even allowed to be is another matter that can come to frustrate those details ad-infinitum.

What we expect or demand from life can create friction in being, that implies, not necessarily a disturbance in the outside world, but more likely, problems in our conceptual appreciations of what is and what can be. “Clever” self interest can manipulate these discrepancies in others consciousness by argument or cultural imposition. We can see trouble in our hopes and dreams being caused by someone else, which may have some reality, and may also be used as a ploy to manipulate our own hopes and expectations of the future, actually counting on our dissatisfaction’s in life.

IGNORANCE CARIES ITS OWN RISK, AND FOR SOME, REWARDS

It does seem prudent, if not wise, to condition ones expectations of the future in some respects. That does not mean, however, to stop trying to achieve ones dreams; conditions may change in time, the universe seemingly becoming more congenial to ones imagination. More likely, it will be we who adjust our dreams to be more in accordance with reality, or note the occasion when the idea “fit’s” better. We must be in harmony in some fundamental way to have meaningful dreams gain a lasting foothold in the real world.

That does not mean all ideas that are implemented are good ones, or for the good of all. It does not follow, that all imaginings made into reality are actually in harmony with the universe, but merely that there is often a space to “get away with” some endeavors, before a deeper truth intervenes in time to crop the creation. Many a mad man or woman have had dramatic impacts on history (for a time being) in a grossly negative or unfavorable way for the rest of humanity. Thankfully the the positive ones have a certain persistence. Hope for using this relative ignorance of reality for political and self supporting ends, does seem to spring eternal. Most political interest are fashioned around maintaining relative ignorance for advantage.

Democracy, and its relative freedoms and responsibilities for citizens, is an institution designed to have the most input possible in choosing how a nation evolves in time. It implies a fair playing field as well as unfettered access by the public to all information relevant to choosing both candidates and which issues are most relevant. These attempts at giving all a say are being changed in profound and contradictory ways. In the culture, money has become the defining vehicle for access to influence in the culture, to the extent that information conduits, the media (Fourth Estate), is to some measure held under the inebriated thought processes of wealth.

YEA I’M FOR THAT –if you mean this by that!

Freedom and equality are now defined as abstract qualities that are themselves at this mercy of wealth and power. Then, the once empowered individual in the democracy, a land of implied inherent equality through the voting process, has had the heart removed from their true ability to guide governmental institutions. The dollar put into its place, to be now worshiped as the source of life and giving in the basic paradigms for individual survival strategies.

We are witnessing the pulling of the rug from under the very concept of the Commons, with its implied broad relationship to all things. Through the rendering of abstractions into situational relativity, then the assaults on the Whole of Life, as being something somehow only entitled to those with money. Much of these individual grand gains are at the expense of taking from the commons and assembling that hoarding into individual fiefdoms. Most any once held sacred quality (from Freedom to God) can now be relegated to only being deserving to those who support and defend status quo hierarchical inventions.

This is part of how the Enlightenment is being undone under the stealthy disguise of the modern worlds materialist manifesto, the cancerous philosophy that more and bigger is always better. Money is the abstract yet tangible proof that access to the things of life flow “naturally” to those who have the most to spend.

A TIME UNDER THE SUN

We survive as a species, with our various freedoms and influence individually, because to a large degree, aberrant consciousness and predatory will ends up being self consumed by those ever-present details. When that “push comes to shove” especially over conflicting issues that seem patently unfair and oppressive-exploitative, humankind has stood up en mass for a new paradigm of social order; one where average and random individuals are guaranteed basic rights and a voice in how humankind chooses to operate on earth.

The Golden Rule and Categorical Imperative, are conceptual forms of these common sense fundamental conscious paradigms that define the individuals recognition, not ony of others like oneself as human beings, but the Wholeness of the Commons, where all things are recognised as interrelating and being interconnected. That “getting away with something” is left as a self delusion for the alienate and separation obsessed.

When humanity ceases to override predator behavior on the collective, the commons, our common ground, in other words; We the People, and no longer curbs megalomaniacs and misanthropy, we will vanish as a life form, taking all dreams, good and bad and otherwise with us. Many may doubt such a statement by looking at gross disadvantages and the pressure brought upon the environments by a small class of people who intend to “do what they want” regardless of others, being tat the earth is in apparent crisis.

CHOOSING SURVIVAL AT DEEPER LEVELS THAN THE SURFACE WOULD SEEM TO INDICATE

This phenomenon of natural selection is dependent on both genetic, environmental, and for us, psycho-spiritual evolution. What goes on in the human mind does matter. Consciousness is not outside the proving grounds of reality’s truth forever, as fantasy’s might suggest. As in genetic mutation, some concepts are useful and some can be harmful.

I believe in things I do not truly know, but pretend to. I also intuit things that are proved later to be true, but I do not know how, or maybe even why. I can be completely confident in subjects I truthfully have superficial actual knowledge about, perhaps blending both intuition and scientific like evidence, that together lean me to say yes to something as truly being. I can be most defensive of things as being true which I have emotional investments in but little actual and factual reality checking. We have much identity invested in the “hedge funds” of the mind.

If genetics could “see” intervening interrelationships, as the human mind is slightly capable of, including those details that make or break inevitable changes inside or outside of an organism, it would have more of a “heads up” than it has seemed with so called random mutation. Now in a manner of speaking, what we are does have limited sight into genetics, evolution (the Creation behind it) does have obvious eyes to see very close to us (ours).

We may chose to see life as limited to our concept of genetic and conventional evolutionary theory, and try to repress transcendental experience. Love, belonging , purpose and such might be said to be actually only chemicals creating illusion. We can also see life as a process of Being so grand in scale and intricacy, that we would never assume only the mind would process all of reality and give us a true full comprehension of what actually is the Living Truth.

In the timelessness of being, evolution as we currently define and understand it, has proved to be perfectly efficient at creating a self aware lifeform that is capable of this limited heads up, or foresight in what follows from action. In that perspective, life has come to know what it is doing, or is at least capable of some measure of that awareness. We have a relationships that preserves collective awareness by culture–language, stories, music, books, etc, that allow us to even question ourselves and the assumptions we impose on reality.

The good news is, only we inhibit our abilities to comprehend this new insight into being represented by our collective/cultural sentient reflective and behavioral abilities. In our western individualized sense of self, we have been “liberated” to believe anything we want, and more or less have no one tell us we are wrong. We may not realize that by assuming any old thing we want can be true if we decide to insist it is so, being entitled to our opinions and all, we may actually resent having to hold our decisions to any accounting.

This is a good “set up” to conceal many things, not actually true, under a rug of misdirrection for quite some time, all the while, apparently not having any real repercussions from the universe by going against its flow. We then can assume we are right, while looking at others, see negative to us repercussions, then insist they are wrong. Anyone who tries to conceal the dubious details with preemptive ad hominem emotional attack, are on the defensive to stop critical thinking from unveiling the actual truth of the matter to group consciousness.

THE GREY AREA OF GREY MATTER

In my simple description, it is possible to see that deception and truth can coexist and not be known to be contrary. We can have an idea that in effect is a mutant variant that is destined to fail, yet we have space to believe it is both true and of great use, fitting our apparent needs. Apparent is a key word; many an apparent useful invention, be it mechanical or ideological, can have in its “genes” the path to self destruction.

Ideas and inventions can seem of great use if they seem to benefit us, especially benefiting us a lot, like slavery does (and did) to those who siphon off other human beings energy for themselves. Slavery can achieve great things, and appear to be the right way to be, until social-environmental “blowback” occurs, as it surely will in self predatory endeavors.

The modern world has many slavery like usurpation of others energy schemes imposed upon masses of people. Many of these are systemically sanctioned as essential economic endeavors that are assumed to be positive and so bestowing their persona benefactors with royal like treatment, all while disguising many negative reactions from the planet. Ideology and propaganda are used to cover the slavery and risk motivations, giving them distinguished air’s to assuage hidden guilt over predation.

These cognitive dissonant like Trojan Horses of systematic predation are inculcated into acceptance starting at birth, being rolled into the commons as symbols of the individuals resurrection. They are separation-ego based, depending on a lack of empathy and compassion in their adherents towards any negative impacts on the environment and other human beings. Much status quo resentment is directed towards any who claim to notice these Trojan Horses of exploitation brought through the gates of the culture. The modern world is notable for its cancer like exploitation of the survival ecosystem, and god like enthronements of materialism and property splendor accumulated to the self sacred golden calves. Notice how global warming and pollution, potentially terminal illnesses, are denied the longest by those who create them the most.

I CHOSE NOT TO SEE WHAT YOU SAY, SO IT IS NOT A FACTOR FOR ME NOW

The modern world is now faced with its own worst enemy; itself. The lack of Whole or integrated perspective endemic to exploitative cults, existentializes the society. We claim a pluralistic universal principle, yet seem to pursue individual gain, conditioning the principle to our own self centered benefit. A problematic scheme exist that has the effect of putting both individual advantage and religious advantage at odds with those who claim to be somehow under siege by the structures of society and culture, that seem to prevent or at least greatly inhibit their own self realization.

Self realization is held hostage to the social order constructs present across societies infrastructures and societal perspective on what constitutes a full and realized responsible individual. In effect, while much talk of freedom and pluralism is claimed as existing across the land, rigged behavioral and other walled in avenues for true self realization are in place to dictate the actual parameters of societies definition of the wholesome self. These include near blind submission to caste systems existing within now pseudo-democracy’s. Attitudinal and emotional condemnation of those who seek to go their own way, even if not hurting others, is encouraged when that own way challenges the pyramidal schemes instituted throughout society to preserve the entrenched interest of the “haves” over the “have” not as much by fars.

If the earth is anything, it is the cosmic egg that shows how life’s fertility will overcome predation and catastrophe, irregardless of the timescales involved. The energy of the sun and the matter of earth, condense interrelationship and distill themselves into an ongoing structure supporting the ever increasing diversity of life. The challenges of the universe, with their unexpected intrusions, have only increased the varieties of living organisms. We can assume that something of this refusal to be undone forever is basic to humankind, and part of that driving force that we abstract from what life is Itself. We are cast into a role now, of being the guardians of life as we know it.

PROOF AND LET ME THINK ABOUT IT:

Knowing, faith, belief and truth are called real, but are they?

What science and religion have done, is attempt to define the parameters of being and the rule of law being functions under. These apparent truths can be taken into various seemingly contradictory or paradoxical assumptions. They can then, with their implied unknowns to individuals, go on to seem as a blessing or a curse depending on ones point of view.

Today we have both these sorts of “opposing” views on universal order co-mingled, yet at times not recognized as such. Attempts, both conscious and unconscious, to define these two being interpretations as hostile to one another has gained much footing in the public sphere, yet the reality of their actual divisions can be highly obscured by economic and political manipulations running under their radars.

One of these traditions claims that only repetitive test and results can prove a relative truth, while the other assumes that absolute truth is known and quantified, often by subjective assumption and presumption originating in prior teachings that are essentially unquestionable. The former, science, tends to believe it is inherently objective, since it can reproduce its evidence of real fact, and then claim a theory of that facts relationship as a true cause.

The latter tradition, religion, claims a-prori knowing of cause, and so must employ faith, as the self’s proof of belief in what is real. One then claims to know things are true because of their faith, which they feel quite tested in. Both of these kinds of actually conditional “absolute” knowing lenses have the problem that the effects of human consciousness and human feelings upon them are often construed as being problematic.

WE ALL HAVE OPINIONS, BUT WHERE DOES TRUTH FIT IN, AND IS IT QUESTIONABLE?  Does truth grow?

Here is where the great debates come in. These traditions of interpretation naturally find one or the other of these values of knowing more convenient to their arguments at times. Religion and science can claim to coexist comfortably in their own sphere’s of understanding, but on the individual level, proof to what is “true” in life tends to blend these ways of perceiving fact to ones situational history and advantage. When scientific principles seem violated, one claims disingenuous pseudo science or ego-character issues as the leading cause of leaving the true path. In religion, violating principles is considered sin, heresy, or some likewise ego-character issue in leaving the true path.

Politics juggles these parameters of defining reality to its advantage. We can assume as well, that individuals or groups in society who have an advantage over others, will manipulate both science and religion to their advantage. This puts the rest of us who are not rich and or powerful, at predatory impositions disadvantage. Unequal relationships create a survival stress that stimulates hostility and conflict; because it is actually threatening the life of those who do not have that sense of control and influence. The general public is put into an inherently insecure position in democracy, to be used.

WHO SAYS WHAT THE DEBATE IS AND WHAT IDEAS ARE RELEVANT?

The invention of democracy as a means to allay this sense of impotence and insecurity at fundamental levels, is “naturally” seen by established power groups as a potential threat to their superior position. So called dialectical materialism, the communist “scientific” notion of social order and hypothesis generation, seduced some into believing communism was inherently scientific and so in its own way beyond question, leading it to pretty much end up acting like a cult, just as most religions were begun by a cult leader assumed to be unquestionable. If you cannot question, you are being prevented from knowing something important. Why?

Democracy was a long road of self realization by the public or “mass” of humanity, that the average individual was completely at the mercy of others wills. Others who seemed to take the most from society and simultaneously care the least for the plight of the average citizen. Democracy gave us all that chance to have an influence equal to anyone else. For entrenched interest who feel their will is more important than the rest of us in fundamental ways, equality was to be stripped of its meaning. In time, elections, as in the United States, became ad-hominem side shows, where an intellectually disenfranchised population is set up to be mislead in very basic and up-front ways, and not allowed to question the information conduit itself! (Thanks to the truth is relative corporate media competition machine.)

The Internet seems to be a window of direct democracy and equality of a sorts, but most of us do not know where our words go, where they are prevented from going, who can censor them, what interest are interested in controlling them for their own good and not ours. We may exist in a window of opportunity that will be slammed in our face, and we not know it, or have no recourse to our freedom of speech disenfranchisement.

No matter who you rely on as your trusted source of truth or factual representation, your consciousness is now at risk from predatory interest that will “get away with” what they can to direct it to their own favor. There is a sales point of view that says, and I paraphrase; ‘Agree with everything they say. Then go on to do what you want.’ This philosophy of deception to get ones way and not quite be held accountable for ignoring others in the long run, seems to have become governmental policy in recent history.

The laws of the land are thought of as quaint or just a ‘gd piece of paper.’ The revocation of democracy is underway right under our noises, on our watches stewardship of our great historical trust. The very commons of America is under unrelenting assault by those who will say anything to get our support, disguised as representing one of us, or our identity interest, then go on to take and do whatever they feel like for themselves.  In this deceptive context politicians have a right to lie and mislead, that being  called a “tough campaign”.  The severely flawed fourth estate is now the ring leader in the circus side show called election campaigns.  Smoke and mirrors become the environment inside of democracy’s tent.  Much attention is played to the jugglers and the clowns walking the high wires of propaganda.

THE GREAT DECONSTRUCTION

This delusional state our democracy has devolved into, is one of the great challenges of this age. We will decide if deception or ignorance is good enough to represent our nation, and to some degree, the worlds future. We will decide if wedge issue pandering emotionally seduces us into us vs them competition, sinking the ship of truth in full context in the process. We will decide these things consciously or not, but Life Itself will be the final judge of what is true and real. No matter how impassioned I am about my beliefs, if I cannot question them, or cannot listen to the other side with an open heart and mind, I will have taken that step down a blind alley, not knowing the end of it may be the end of the earth itself.

There are warning signs of that dead end; out of context proof; emotionally guided reason, where attitude is the glue connecting the facts and not in context statistics; contempt for ones opposition, instead of fair minded consideration; ridicule, instead of reason. You get the idea.

We would be foolish to take the current debate over truth in the social/political realm, or “Culture War” as fair or balanced. Democracy, and the basic equality of individual freedom to make it valid, are not truly present. We are held under a cloud of idea and information control directed institutionally by fearful interest more concerned with their extra privileged well being. A proud facade of attitude pandering at election time is offered to democracies base–We the People.

Whether It be called the Truth, Life, Spirit or God, It is as present in a grain of sand as a galaxy of stars, for It is the very Whole detail of Life. The details of our existence can never be ignored. That is to surrender to extinction. Remember this thought as the smear, tar and feathers campaigns try to cover those fine points over with attitude, fear and insecurity.

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Benafia