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

THE SEARCH FOR THE RIGHT DELUSION

The lackadaisical John McCain. He claims we don’t really care how long we are in Iraq?

He is addressing the mindset psychology of the Casual Americans

I live in Arizona, and am glad to say I have never voted for either AZ Senator, but apparently many have. They get reelected, as many do in this nation, by the revolving doors of name recognition and voter non recognition of all the issues their vote will effect. I do not know one thing McCain did for me or my fellow Arizonans. I do know Senator Kyl constantly produces convoluted rationalizations to support the president and the neocon agenda of rights subjugation, also being a constant ideological apologist for failing conservative concepts, while blaming liberals for all of our ills.

During the economic booms of the last 20 or more years, much of Arizona has been dominated by the pro growth crowd. These tend to be pro business, not pro worker, or environment, or social responsibility to the disadvantaged etc, they ride high on their faux horses, riding up on the retirement and relocation flow into the Desert Southwest, which produces the look of expanding advancements.

Many low paying jobs in construction and many in service sectors are created here in a “right to work” state, which means a right for you to the lowest pay possible for your work. Under-regulated growth does provide a surge in jobs of a sorts, but the consequence of low wages and environmental degradations are passed onto the future, as are the common of the values of conservative delusions of superiority–they do not need to acknowledge the long term consequences of their actions or policies, or even the existence of a commons or fundamental cohesive societal contract.

RIGHT. THEY ARE THE ONES WE ALLEGEDLY TURN TO IN FEAR

Though Iraq had not an al-queada to be seen before the invasion, that invasion under false pretext has turned Iraq into a recruitment mecca for terror. It is said terrorist go there to train for “work” elsewhere. Yet stolen democracy here at home aside, our alleged spread of democracy to other places, was not the go along induced coma mantra the public was put into in 2003 to 2001. We were told we were going to be attacked so attack them first, remember?

The umbilical cords of power fed just the necessary amount of mis and disassociation’s to confuse the public as to this administrations actual hubris driven fantasy goals, and war profiteering interest. If anything; the level of naivete in the general populations was astounding; A VAST MAJORITY SUPPORTED WHAT THEY NOW ALLEGEDLY OPPOSE. The bill for the future for this public laziness of mind?

Many trillions of dollars and unknown blowback from those who perceive themselves to be harmed by the US actions in their area and to their kind. All to be payed for by this very same public! The price will include the tax of ever rising prices, of ignored energy and social needs. It will be the bill that just keeps on delivering. Around the world, the reaction to US power, exercised to the benefits of corporate profits and global hegemony, will create more and more adversaries which will then feed into the same dysfunctional cycle of reaction used by reactionary interest to validate those same reactionary interest. Truly a cancer of the human psyche.

Yet these very right wing apologist and corporate sycophants will rail against big government and tax increases. They will make the average individual think that waste and misbegotten government spending is the fundamental cause of what eats away at their paycheck. Exactly the phenomenon the powerful create with disintegrating infrastructures, eroding rights, global meltdown, genetically cross contaminated food genes getting lose, and the profit syphoning of wages earned by most regular Americans. In the make believe world of right wing ideologues, government waste, and profits go to my friends.

MANIPULATING AN IMPLIED LACK OF PATRIOTISM FROM QUESTIONING LEADERSHIP

We should be thankful for the troops who do their job, but not the falseness in the delusional minds who sent them there. Yet these entrenched oligarchy power groups attempt to have us assume we, or our neighbors, do not support the troops, for proclaiming support the troops assumes the troops are not supported. What was actually not supported in proclamations from the right, was how the troops are used as a political foil to stand in front of and hide a degenerating empires attempts to acquire diminishing world resources, to line the pockets of the big haves with ever increasing wealth and reward their loyal followers. The rest of us are left to our own devises, just as New Orleans was left to drown.

It is an amazing exercise in dumb-think to listen to the George Will’s of this world, and the Grover Norquist–the drown government in the bathtub guy. These individuals and their ideological deluded kin make a killing off of spreading the seeds of separation and contempt for the commons. As if governments only role is to kill the people they do not like, otherwise, stay out of the way of social and environmental plunder, and show no empathy or compassion to your fellow humans who do not adjust well to an exploitative and opportunistic predatory system. (their actual “spiritual” Darwinian false premise) These not only promote a form of totalitarian mind control by the few and for the many, they betray the very essence of the American Commons; the communal declaration of independence and mutual regard as human beings in collective relationships.

In the last several days I have had the opportunity to hear both of these people speak on interview shows. Norquist, prodded by Stephen Colbert, would never acknowledge that government should even fix roads. Who do these ideologues think is going to do all the work necessary to make this nation work, and work in some sense of fairness? The Halliburton’s? Exon-Mobile, since they still use tanker trucks? Whomever funds your personal think tank? Simply stunning in mind-blank and misanthropic contempt.

THE PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY IN A DEMOCRACY

There were and are some Americans though, who could see through the smoke screens and deceptions from day one. Speaking for myself; I know what propaganda looks and feels like, and I know false arguments when I see them. Apparently, by the evidence, many of our fellow voters can not tell the difference, or take their citizenship responsibilities as some sort of very casual acquaintance, or ideological/party dumb-think.

The delusional mindsets of the right are hard at work again attempting to anesthetize the population by election time. If history is the example, they have to get within a few million votes to pull off a many fronted steal. If that proves to be an unlikely scenario, by summers end possibly, they will need to create the might is right jingoism parade to convince the casual Americans that it is patriotic to support false pretext, false assumption, false dichotomy, and otherwise false association impressions as to what we stand for here.

It now seems the conservatives are ready to stoke the mud slinging forked tongue express. McCain has sent an apparent signal for a go ahead with the Words of Mass Deception campaign to come, by expressing his lack of control for the things that may be said about his opponent. The casual Americans will meet over phone’s or talk after the smear add on TV and say; I didn’t know he was like that, how scary. But they will not mean the producers of the add and who it will serve, but the desired target of it.

As we have seen, and hopefully presumably know; say a lie often enough and it will stand side by side with the truth, and quite possibly, cover that truth with a coat of slime, so that we know longer know what it looks like. No. I do not mind being blunt in this piece. A country is at stake as is all of our futures. The time of talking to one another as if we were babies is over. A population that goes on to believe in misinformation long after the actual truth has come out has been induced into some kind of delusional mindset.

There is a whole cable news network dedicated to irrational ad-hominem reasoning masquerading as common sense and decent American values. It is part of a huge media conglomerate owned by and dispersing the ideological prejudice of its became American to increase market share(?)  owner, who despises liberalism. Many other cable news networks went on to try to out mimic this one when irrationality was on such an ascendant just six years ago. In this pathetic follow the money leader breed of “journalism”, the nation is now subjected to ideological biases that come to be seen as truthful reporting of the issues. Almost always, cherry picked issues and ways of perceiving them. Stealthy biases such as loading commentators to the right of the spectrum, tends to gradually drag perceptions that way. This is why media consolidation is so essential to corporate control of information and ideas, necessary to wash the inconvenient facts and context away.

GET IN LINE AND CONFORM OR BE SEEN AS AN OTHER

We are to march like robots just as in 2003, not as a free people, but as an old world warlord bunch of followers afraid to think for themselves or stand up for the nations principles, instead, be more like a mind controlled cult. What have we actually learned of these war loving misanthropes? Once we are perceived to be under fears spell, we stop asking questions as to reality checks and viable strategy, as well as why we need then send our sons and daughters into harms way for our alleged defense. We are then the pawns of manipulators and predators of the nations very soul. All while the media makes catchy phrases to glorify the dumb-think parade and its floats and clowns.

We may have awaken a little from the nightmare mentality the spell casters had us in. Years of obvious misrepresentations and contemptuous incompetence has taken an obvious toll on the previous delusions of grandeur. Now, since that road to deception has proved to have become slightly problematic, the might makes right money making machinery of conflict seeks a more acceptable, to the casual Americans, way of war. A button pushing way to send terrible weapons to rain down upon both the suspecting and average people, including children and the unborn, of some other country. Unless America has woken up for good, the bad will come back to haunt our hearts once again. After we see the merrily wave flags and hear the issue statements of fighting the likes of the Nazis, we may well then go on to act quite like them.

THE PUBLIC TOO BUSY TO DO DEMOCRACY? THEN WE WILL LOSE IT

It is in this context of the casual Americans, too busy to bother with details of their governments doings in the world, or too confused or removed from history to remember what Dwight D Eisenhower once warned them of so many decades ago; about the collusion of the business and military industries and their congressional cronies, who see a war machinery as good for profit margins and great lifestyles. Now it seems the fourth estate, once the public interest guardian, is now most interested in what sells add space, and not the unbridled truth and its inevitable consequence.

We the People usually do not accept any accusations that we are asleep at the wheel. In fact, some manipulative interest use apparent criticism of the public as a wedge to bias the public to its pandering viewpoints. Notice how quickly Obama’s reflection on why some Americans seem stuck in certain ways to certain patterns. He actually said they cling to what they feel is steadfast in a way. Religion and keeping ones own defenses up. I do not disagree with that entirely at all, many of us value what we know as a sense of security in this many faced world where so few trustworthy institutions seem reliable.

Many Americans have every right to feel bitter, when they can see how Washington and the stolen government cares for itself above them. But these not quite well said words of Barack Obama were spun in circles like a spiders web to catch their prey. Not Obama exactly, but who might feel he is a new answer, attacking him through them. This is diverting attention to score a point, much more than the put down by Obama it was built up to be.

HURRY! ALL ABOARD!

The way Cognitive dissonance tends to direct accusations somewhere else. A convenient target is the one delivering the criticism. This kind of personal cowardice (a stress induced procrastination in self development, adjusted to in projection as seeming to be coming in from someone else) is a hallmark of many a dysfunctional human being. Now we are seeing this strange zeitgeist Teflon coating on John McCain, as if since he once served as one of the troops, he gets a permanent pass or bypass on criticism, especially on defense matters.

That most of his positions have gone around and around in circles, while he is seemingly not too concerned how correct he is about Sunni, Shia and al-queada profound differences and even hatreds of one another is mind boggling in its morass of contradictions. It is as if one more calm speaking (in front of the cameras!) conservative will melt down the casual Americans shield of suspicion, to once again accept the mind unplugging certitudes of conservative abstractions unconnected to actual realities on the ground. We are fine with staying in Iraq as long as we are not being killed? What? As permanent occupiers? Or as the symbol we were in Saudi Arabia which helped generate most of the 9-11 hijackers? That kind of fine and not being killed? No he suggest. Like Japan, Korea and Germany, entirely different issues in comparison to the Arab World I must say.

Remember Rove’s alleged comment; and I paraphrase; ‘You guys (reporters) are stuck in the reality world, the clumsy world of facts. We are the actors of history, its creators, we do things. You all just follow in our wake.’ Now John McCain seems headed toward the favorable 2 to 1 bias in his favor that Bush enjoyed over Al Gore pre-election. The “press” has long liked his congenial style and his once maverick notions of independence from the conservative dumb-think express.

Now, though he is seated on board that very express, his ex POW status is to make him invincible of the very security issues that are undermining the interest, the greater interest of the founding principles of this nation he once served in combat. Proving age, as well as experience, does not guarantee wisdom or truthfulness. McCain has been shown to have held the opposite position of many of the positions he now allegedly embraces. His spinning personality and its “free ride” is to benefit whom exactly? We the People?

THE GREAT BUTTER UP–Works Most Every Time

Years after a war is proved to be both ill conceived and misrepresented to the extreme, after untold thousands of lives were lost and uncountable ill will produced for generations to come. Oh, how we like those politicians and press who tell us how hard working, tough, decent and noble a public we are, as they laugh behind our backs, or at times, right out in public before their elite base goes on to consume the commons out from under your feet.

The easily frightened but casual Americans so prevalent throughout the population, will snicker about intellectual elites, latte drinking aloof liberals, you know who we mean, snicker, head shake. They know who stands for right. The aiders and abettors of the salve of ignorance and contempt applied by conservative sycophants to power in the press and media, will seek to emotionally bias the casual, hard working or not white voters, and those who embrace the interest of the casual elite, but hard working or not white voters lifestyle.

For once anyone is so far out on the plank of illusion, to call one deluded is taken in as calling one a name, which they will certainly take umbrage at. This seems to be the operational attack mode conservatives conjure up in election cycles. The media eats it up as all fair to the battle, the battle to bury truth in context for excitement value. The battle to get more market share and sell advertising space to the highest bidder.

RECOGNIZING THE CASUAL AMERICANS

There are definite traits to the Casual American. They see the nation as one divided into both parts and separate identities. They vote and listen for self promoting notions. They vote on these self absorbed at the surface issues. They vote for wealth maintenance, or poverty help. They vote for their gender, or their race.
They vote for their particular religious identity, or their job interest. They do not see the whole of things. They suffer under their own separation and alienation complexes viewpoints.

They do not vote by actual policy necessarily, but what looks like their kind of person who represents their kind of interest. They are lead to believe this is what responsible citizenry is about; about forwarding your own subjective view, and not the big view. They are seduced by pandering mechanisms to believe their view will dominate and become permanent. They are then seduced into separation in a more permanent way. They also can not see out of the box to notice what tactic’s and strategies are being used against them, or why the more things are said to change or be for the better, the less good that seems to actually spread throughout the nation.

In any country, these small viewed folks are seen by others, even those who might be just like them in their own ways, as self centered and spoiled. How and what spoils them might in the particular, have the appearance of opposites, but in reality their ideological views feel may well produce the same contemptuous feelings about the others in the culture not quite like them. This is the small lizard brain view of conservatism and orthodoxy, with its intrinsic shoot oneself in the foot behaviors, while feeling proud and true.

If we vote on this surface view of things like the Casual Americans, we are one. If we feel offended by someones behavior, even tough they share our beliefs, and go on to support its near opposite, in effect by tantrum outside the political realities to prove a point, we are voting self absorbed and not in the interest of the big picture. Now the pandemic individualism of the Westernized World “gives” us every right to do what we want, how we want, within the law (for some). That separation psychology does not in itself create the right behavior, but may well create the opposite of our actual belief’s even though we think we are acting in our own interest. That some manipulators have come to rely on this sort of contrapuntal confusion, is a testament to how much psychological warfare is going on at election times, and how little of the public knows how to perceive their own actual interest, nor how to factually identify the facts in context from fantasy.

The Casual Americans are expediting, not just a global meltdown, but one of Democracy as well.

HER SUPPORTERS ARE VENTING

This post is for the angry Hillary people. I read their angst filled lines and wonder; where do they think I was these last few years? They talk of Hillary’s superior coalition, her special interest groups and broad coalition that were so formidable, until everyone rolled over for the speech maker.

I know this was the narrative the Hillary folks both sold and convinced themselves of, but for some of us out here like me, who would have gladly voted for Hillary Clinton once upon a time, her war record spoke to us more than anything else. That she enabled the farce of rationalizations so long after most were exposed, (some on day one to the critically thinking endowed), was a shock to the cause of this nation. Her political positioning by poll assumption was the last straw. War is the most serious and consequential of happenings, and she was acting on preemptive political cunning rather than principle. Obfuscation, death and destruction ensued, but she has that lame excuse.

Some may well think that cunning and a list of promises, and a reference to being tough are what a leader requires. That is not all to many of us. Leadership requites being willing to take a stand when others are bending over backwards in fear. It is true that Barack Obama has not been vetted to the degree those out in the public view for much longer have. But he has shown a passion to succeed when all assume it is impossible. Instead of the same old plan most politicians seem unable to waver from, he at least shows a willingness to seek an answer. I would more easily trust his team than the same old’s who were hovering around Hilary Clinton’s campaign. She showed an eager desire to wade into the mud in desperation, pretty much he did not.

All the women I happen to know are for Obama, but it seems some people (usually women) assume most women were for Hillary (poll data said a majority, not all), so since it was cast into an us or them thing, it’s all a misogyny thing. I trust this is just the stupidity of assumption, for if we vote for those candidates just because they are like us in sex, race or other appearances, we are complete fools. ( As a man, I personally wish most politicians were women. They (women) are generally more likely to be more rational in a collective sense, simply because they are not as much testosterone impaired, and tend to a more wholesome view. Sorry men.)

But I do not have much sympathy for the disgruntled Hilary Supporters. They were, via their candidate, willing to side with another Jekyll & Hyde of a “conservative” pandering to doublespeak, over one of their own philosophy! Do they really think John McCain stands for much of anything except all they are against?

This does not speak well of the view of some vocal Hillary folks out there still fuming about their fair and square defeat, although they were lead along on that Russian Roulette of rationalizations she kept spinning. My. How they would have been disappointed once she got in and low and behold, the same old corporate state kept taking over. We have to keep at anyone of these characters once they get in there. I think Obama will likely have an outstanding Cabinet, especially compared to this last disaster. The Democrats have actually intelligent people interested in the common good to draw from. And do not be surprised if he reaches across the aisle here and there for the best and to overcome the Rovian divisiveness of the right wing divide and conquer cult of fear.

At least there is an opportunity with Obama to serve more of the people than those reshaping the country and world into their own dynasties. If the conservative Republican-lite Democrats are going to sit this out or change sides to the oligarchs, stay there please. But if you want actual government accountability and at least a premise of citizen input, dust off your shoes and get to work for progress and opportunity. For unlike the conservative divide and conquer party, rational people know we are all in this together even when we are not under dirrect attack, or hypothetical ones.

And for the pro McCain guy saying Barack was in school while McCain was living; My word! You need more than Faux News like ad-hominem reasoning to convince all but fellow cult members. It is a false dichotomy, based on a false premise leading to a false assumption with no context as applied to actually qualities of being a president. Unless the most familiar with the corrupt machinery of the power structure are believed to be your best rulers. Don’t nail too many of those planks together for your perch!

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THE ANTI AMBUSH

Here is the Bill Moyers video on Youtube if you missed the encounter on cable or?

It is an amazing stretch of reason to fathom the convoluted web of ideology that produces the faux news opinion mentality.  Oh!  A cult.  That’s it.

ONETHINK

THIS IS THE STORY OF OUR LIVES, A TALE OF BLINDNESS, OF CALLUS DISREGARD FOR TRUTH AND FACT.

It is this drive in post industrial America, to live by fantasy, to trample on the decency of honest lives to forward an ideology that worships itself above God or reality. We function as subjects of delusional leaders and sociocultural manipulators. This corruption in space and time occurs as each in the world tries to live out the meaning given to their lives.

As propaganda and unending commercialism attempts to lay the parameters of national and world citizenship, the right of the individual has been swallowed by the interest of wealth and its stealthy contempt for the average being. Narratives are put forth as models, scripts of both servitude and its bent over existence, and the glory of the gathering of income to stratospheric levels. We have come to despise the poor and worship the rich, as if books of understanding such as the Bible have had their words reversed, as if to be wise was to be nothing but a four letter word.

We live on the umbilical cord of information, this is undeniable, yet what filters the thoughts and facts that make it to us, is both of paramount importance and in ways invisible to the average life. A people who has their thoughts screened, has always been the hierarchical concern of oligarchs. They require the vast majority of the population to tow their world view for their own safety sake. This is in contradiction to the Enlightenment, to critical thinking, and to Democracy, or the attempt for each individual to have their own say in the agreements of society.

The “free press” has turned into a consolidated bottom line dwelling business. Truth and fact have been rendered second class to emotionalism and conflict, where argument is pursued as an ends in itself. A context where the manipulation of a companies owner and or its commercial interest, will “naturally” cherry pick both fact and idea. This is a set-up for mind control. One significant aspect of mind-control is; the corralled mind does not know it is not free in its outside erected enclosure. This has the advantage to the powerful that the individual does not know what one is truly accountable for or to. This subconscious ambivalence to self review allows all manner of deception to assuage the cognitive dissonance. We can become in endless pursuit of what we can never attain in a truly wholesome sense.

We are under attack, in free societies, by a “natural” inherent conspiracy of ONETHINK. Opportunist are by nature, out to achieve more for themselves, disregarding the needs or interest of others to live in health. We see this in the contempt for the Commons, driven like a gold spike into the heart compassion and empathy, attempting to destroy or convoluted the understanding required to live an honest life. For if corruption and self centering consumption can be made to be the “way” of life, those living it can feel in sync with those who use these platforms of self deception to rule the world, or at least their own small sphere of it.

While some of us are consumed by our own lack, seeking to jump off of roofs to get a video onto Youtube, or plan whatever we are without a thought for the carbon footprint, we function in a vacuum of our own ignorance. We are off line as far as survival and responsible citizenship are concerned. We are prodded and programmed by our lacks, while seeking excellence, perhaps, in ordering our lives to succeed at ONETHINK. We become the enablers of our own atrophying right to truth and reality. Instead, we become cogs in an extinction machinery. One willing to sacrifice everything on this One Earth, for the one delusional mindset that is growing to equal the comet of 65 million year ago. Jurassic, here we come.

Unless we wake up from our drug induce coma, that flash will be the last known thing. We may not see the light for our blindness, but we will feel the heat.

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20 Million secret votes a day

20 Million secret votes a day is my possibly conservative estimate. 20,000,000 decisions to postpone or not do something because of gas prices.

I will be shopping less, driving less each day, and there is likely not to be a return to what was once normal. Less income will be available for all the things of life. That will then trickle up to mean less sales at stores, more unemployment, and most of all we have a government that is fine with its citizens being drowned in the bathtub. Unlike New Orleans, where the political and ideological contempt for our commons was on full view. This inflationary rain will quietly kill jobs, and prior lifestyles will be destroyed and washed away.

Some percentage of the population is now in this situation, 20 million may well be conservative. Certainly some of us will condense our car ventures, but the overall continuous rise in prices an not in income will translate to a decreasing ability to buy things.

The stupid are fine with this, particularly those who remain stupid because this money squeeze is not an issue for them. The cut tax mind blank will make sense to these types. After all, everyone can use some more money right? This truly is stupid-think. It is as if the interrelationship of things is oblivious to the short term, bottom line dwellers. They do not give a thought to the declining infrastructures. They seem to be unconcerned with the desperation any will be driven to to get more money. Sure, there will be both legitimate and illegitimate attempt to increase income. There is a point of no return in this though.

For some percentage of us, we may be too old to do what we spent a lifetime doing. A people, a wholesome people, know each ones interest is their own. These are the wise ones and not the institutionally dumb. Just as there is a response to the nation attacked from without, the wise know that every insult from within does have ramifications for all. Much of the population does seem to have been institutionally brainwashed into the individualism that pretends we are not connected, and so are left all unto our own. This is what is known as misanthropy, in this case an inebriated conception of separation from the whole.

As it just happens to turn out, the self divided and conquered country is a predatory set up mindset. It is truly stupid-think. The commons that connects us all and is the primal infrastructure is cognitively denied, or thought of as; So what? This is how the hurricane Katrina showed us New Orleans, a moment unscripted. Some of us woke up from our stupid delusion that government had interest other than the wealthy.

Actually, the Governor did try to address the situation, but she was up against the ideological machinery of separation and alienation. Rove was in charge of metaphorically drowning her, and the media obliged. She could not fathom that the federal government would use the occasion to seek political advantage as its ultimatum for assistance. How had this nation of the once upon a time “We the People” been metamorphosed into a country that says; well, we will only help our kind? Think like my party or you will be abandoned.

As it turns out again, if one can keep fear in front of common understanding and so common sense, all manner of perversion of the commons can be made to seem like the thing to do. One of our political parties is a fear machine. People do vote for it out of a fear based hope, that change or understanding will be kept away. That they need not change a thing to feel right about themselves. They are willing to abandon the commons over this fear based separation anxiety. Might makes right becomes the answer to most conflict, that and just abandon whomever, since to give help or aid will only weaken them and so make them dependent.

This dependency addiction does seem to happen when those who are helped are assisted in a kind of contempt for their problematic situation. Unfortunately for those who conditionalize their willingness to be human, behavioral blackmail creates the same reactive dysfunctions in adults as we see in children who are emotionally blackmailed by their parents or guardians. But if we think humans are inherently evil, we worship what is evil in them and us, not what is right.

And so it is necessary for these conservative, or separation based self interest, to constantly “program” the population into alienation based behavior. Contempt for those not like us becomes “natural” under the divided and conquered mindset, basic tribalized suspicion of the “other”. Aberrant, or questionable behavior in the population, serves to reinforce their broken off perception, along with the superiority/inferiority complex driven by sycophants of the powerful who are well funded to keep the emotionalized contempt alive and unwell in cognitively dissonant alienated identities. The corporate press and media are loaded with those who are willing to spout their mental illnesses as common sense, good and true.

But I digressed a bit. We are all in Katrina’s New Orleans now. There are no plans to address the atrophying state of affairs in many of our pocket books. The poor in China are currently being used to hold above watter the credit card debt being run up by our in denial lifestyle. The land allegedly of, for, and by the people, has become the land of, for, and by those with money only. And for a while, those who will vote against their own interest while thinking they are standing up for what is right. Which s a self defeating behavior.

The wealthy have the spiritual perversion disassociation that is required to justify or rationalize their privileges over the rest of us. If we fundamentally worship evil, this is not a difficult task for them to do to achieve the contrapuntal notions necessary to have them seem more god-like and obviously then deserving of their much greater slice of the commons. I earned all I got! Good for you then?

This fact remains; there are no plans, not for healing and restoration. There are plans for larger prisons and containment camps. There are plans for that universal tax called profits to be raised no matter the consequence. There are plans to eliminate any rights that get in the way of the rule of the elite. There may be no plans to help the average Americans, but there certainly are plans to restrict their options for the future. For those who seem proud of their separation identification and achievements above the Commons–the earth under your identities containment dike is starting to liquefy.

SCOTT MCCLELLAN’S A REVELATION

This might not be what you think it is. And what I am going to allege does not apply to everyone. There are many young people who are not fooled by authoritarians, institutional arrogance, and other status quo beneficiaries.

But Scott McClellan actually claims to have believed the stuff about Bush being a uniter. He claims to have believed that Bush was going to clean up Washington. And that is the revelation. I had no such illusions over who George Bush was. I am not blind or blinded. It is as naive as all those allegedly “reborn” Christians who are so easily seduced by conservatives with a few promises.

Oh, later they find out several of the conservative hero’s end up being caught doing what they always railed against. So goes the convoluted thought processes, where cognitive dissonance, along with false self purging mechanisms of projection, has so many conservatives practicing the opposite of what they preach. It is amazing how few people know this, and act all surprised when reality gets out of the bag, or bubble.

THE TIME LINE THING

My suggestion here is by no means absolute, I am conditionalizing it to broad generality. I believe that many born after about 1960, do not quite grasp the levels of subterfuge the political system stoops to. Many seem to be raised on the assumptions produced in the corporate media, often for self serving rationalizations, assumptions that the two party system is a see-saw of liberal and conservative interest who cycle through ideological mandates which inevitably go up and down. If you do not know what the Vietnam era was like, the manipulation, the lies, the abandonment of the veterans, you may well have an imaginary view of what the country actually stands for in the world, compared to the high minded claims.

The current Press Secretary apparently did not know what the Cuban Missile Crisis was. How was that even possible? She did not know what it was like trying to figure out where to get away from bombs and radiation like I did. Yet male posturing was ready to destroy most everything over some lopsided principle which we (US) did not have to adhere to. Luckily, some Soviet sub guy did not retaliate for the attack he was under. We were all saved by the commie I guess.

I believe many conservatives live in a glass bubble of their imaginary world view. Where good and bad seem black and white; just read the conservative script. If only life was the cartoon reality they believe it to be, we would hardly require critical thought at all. For us or against us.

And now we see the same talking points rolled out for the umpteenth time; He never spoke up before. He’s not the Scott I knew. An election is coming up and he wants to sell books. Scott M. even said that when Richard Clarke did his revelation thing. The RNC playbook must have whole sections on the rote focus group tested concepts that register as plausible if said to the press. Only they all pretty much said the exact same things, so it likely came out on a memo.

I know there are many exceptions to my view, but it still seems quite relevant; that if history is not accurately conveyed, we fall back into institutional non think. We assume all our allegedly cherished abstractions are both true and fully activated. The proof, however, emerges in the public pudding. Some old pudding already knew this, but its shelf life is running out. Let’s hope the nations does not as well.