Pretense and the Fate of Democracy: Truth and Power Manipulation In The Mind

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Faking  Knowledge and the Fate of Democracy

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: Mental Truth and Power Manipulation

Most moments of our lives are not spent in “second guessing” ; What do I “really” know?

(When seeing the sky and guessing at the weather, is this the same as knowing some of the atmospheres meteorological elements of manifestation and how they relate in the real atmosphere dynamics being seen?)
Is it going to rain or become less cloudy by the cues in this image? Can this image answer that question?  What happens to my personal sense of self honesty when I declare a truth under this and other kinds of environmental assessment?

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The Knowledge and Awareness Puzzle

Here (where I am ) in the desert southwest USA, these hints of upper air cloud formations will not indicate imminent or any precipitation. A meteorologist may be able to discern the locations of pressure systems, offer speculations of ‘gravity waves’,  jet-stream movement, or suggest things such as orographic influence from what I might only see as curious cloud formations.

How much seeing is believing?, or more importantly, knowing? It is a truth that one can have an intuitive sense near the equal of scientific perception, as in the weather prediction ability many a farmer or other sky-watchers accuracy of atmospheric interpretation might attest.  It is likewise a truth that many of us, on any particular subject, are relatively more ignorant than others.  We may not wish to profess our lack of knowledge in the balance of a relationship with another too often, or at all.  We may register the language of ideas to appear well informed, but not “know” the context and depth of the contextual paradigm of ideas meanings.

Oh! I don’t know!

This level of self ignorance on what is real, is a question of cognition we almost never ask ourselves for one simple reason–it would be unsettling to ponder too often. Our self identity needs a kind of confidence, usually, to function in a clear and productive direction.  I can have emotion and belief telling me something is obvious and true, that I master a things context and interrelationship, but be mistaken, even completely wrong. Regardless, I forge ahead confidently in my assumptive interpretations, usually so I can move onward to the next thing.  So I, we, live by many a presupposition, these often seeming as fundamental truths, perhaps “The Truth“, as emotion, our family, or friends and society, books and the Internet might insist is the case.

We then have a kind of inner guidance and misguiding/error system usually unquestioned as to its full integrity in perception.  Many a belief system claims a prior (a-priori) endowment of truth, a “real” reality that cannot or should-not be tested/questioned. These “real truths” when embodied by human conceptual structures, institutions, institute kinds of non critical thinking mandates, where questions of validity are eschewed. Culture, society and ones closest community can contain unquestionable zones, whole areas of both presupposition and of the intent to not question the idea of the belief in  ‘How things really are.’

The Rippling Outwards Of Error

We each are susceptible to misguidance, if not outright deception. When our thinking abilities are d-validated, for many degrees of ignorance and illusion can now glide right under the cognitive radar, in effect instilling a falsity into our “truth”. Here is where checking for facts becomes of paramount importance to an honest self, but under certain situations and circumstance, not where I am going.  We humans create kinds of institutions, some of belief and some of physical persuasion, designed, for whatever reason, to keep us in line with the concepts manifesting the institution. We may be “corralled” by ideas that make us dependent upon the status quo, or, even by those that make us rebellious to an institutions perceived context as a position of a subcultural merit… We are not to question these ideas, the declaration will go, or else face the bad consequences of ostracism or otherwise be dismissed of truthful relevance by some form of shaming. Diversionary clichés will be offered to clear the way through the jungles of ambiguity, these, intended to load a judgment of being unwell, of “otherness” and exclusion to be tagged onto the holdings of some concepts.  The reasoning, the rationalization, is not to be doubted for its is presumed as a reality beyond my awareness. Questions and doubts can become assessed as ones weakness, a failure, or even misguided deception indicating a sort of individual weakness and inferiority.

We point at these institutions in effect declaring; ‘They make this so. They make this truth itself.’, inferring true reality, while what these things are actually are conceptual constructs, kinds of formulations forwarded by other humans agreeing that these truths are in fact real an evident to common perception.  This is only and always accomplished within the consciousness of one human being by one human being.

In childhood many concepts are automatically imprinted, such as with language containing its delivered concept definition. These definitions may, and often are, delivered by family and community interpretations.  We “read” our family and communities “mind”, including peer communities emotional tags that hang on idea and conceptual interpretations, usually accepting most of these without question.  Blame and shaming techniques are employed to keep us in-line or else face some sorts of troubled consequence.

“It Is What It Is” Or How Lies Can Be Called Truth

This is the domain of a priori frames; places intended not to be questioned for the health of the institution and possibly the health of society.  However, the institution, with its claims upon actual real truth, will not include the; possibly of intrinsic error, instead it will say it is; The Way it is., period.  No questions to be asked.  This puts we human individuals at kinds of disadvantage, for not being able to challenge an institution is mathematically problematic, in that errors can accrue and we must remain oblivious, in denial, and, or likely more hostile as a believer, toward the source of these alleged errors, this challenging dissonant appearance. We can be, and by probability are, wed to error and mistake and not allowed to divorce them in places unknown to us.  The voices of loyalty or other means of emotional shaming control will be used to keep us in a conforming confort zone of sorts if we quietly, or energetically, follow along.

In some respect Society or some branch of it, will create the hangmen to hoist up the individual, perhaps as a kind of example, to warn others of the risk of questioning its authority.  This then manifest aspects of the nature of what is a character trait of conservatism, a feature everyone must deal with in their own lives or remain ignorant of the consequences, for we are all in ways conservative and liberal. We have mental/emotional mechanisms of self survival that move across a continuum of love and empathy to obloquy and misanthropy.

For me, as an individual consciousness, someone pointing out a fault of mine, even if I am certain the claimed fault is a sure mistake, is taken seriously by me, at least to a point.  It is no different for our institutions, some of which we do not even regard or know as being an institution–a self perpetuation human endeavor. Politics dramatizes these “institutionalized misconceptions”, for it is opinion, one-ego-mindedness, in action.  Ultimately, the conflict in politics involves opinion; things that are objectively unchallenged by its holders, all while their emotions are “seeking” to convince or force others to share their belief; to defend our reality constructs “turf”, for this is the land on which our life and livelihoods seem to be framed into existence. While the real objective Reality is functioning internally and externally to some degree, our human consciousness, with its pattern detection techniques at times filled in by emotional “data”, is not an infallible depiction.  This is one reason we will look at something; lets say some a priori authorization narrative, and claim this story is the true one, the right one, the one not to be questioned, or else. A fear and insecurity narrative is at the heart of any disagreement, if this does not lead to attempts at comprehending another’s position honestly–as we would intend for ourselves from another. (“The Golden Rule”, Categorical Imperative)

Just Like A Liberal / Conservative etc…Out On The Limb

When we invoke our ad-hominem debunking techniques towards others, these are often imbued with insinuation and down-casting phraseology, or buzz worded Thought-Terminating-Cliché designed to stop an objective-minded thought process in its tracks.  In some circles; (circular logic circles), these negative tag-frames are literally one side of the emotive linkages that tend to bond adherents to the concepts towards one another. From this sharing of cognitive bias, we can go on to pretend we are actually having an unbiased overview of an issue, but actually we are buttressing our assumptions by the impressions of fellow-hood “a movement”, a “reality of common mind” where we associate the words or the numbers of others to the mass of our belief’s presence as an action factor in life.

Matrixing Emotions And Incidents Into The Bad Other Narrative

While we may wish others understood or even knew ‘our story’, it is often the last thing we intend to comprehend of another, perhaps outside of our emotionalized rationalizations of harmful narrative. We juggle ideas of the others opprobrium until a cohesive concept of their intent is rendered. Gossip is quite like this phenomenon, but in todays world-wide media, there are continuous sources of perpetuation of disrespect for others, complete with the disreputable narrative that denotes “their” unsavory character and their corrosive intent toward me, and or, culture in general.  I am not saying that there is not truth to the things we humans do and to how helpful or harmful in respects our actions are.  I am saying that negativity as a mindset is a relative value to certain interest, be it to the self medications of a disenchanted ego, or to interest groups who use the negative as an advantage over others for social and other environmental control that seems to benefit themselves FIRST and FOREMOST. It is this kind of poisoning of the language of Democracy’s drinking waters, of culture, that is a major source of the negative in individual experience that blocks full, or fuller cognition of fact from fiction.

Democracy does hang on the rope of imposed constraints on cognition.

Long Time No Rhyme

Long Time No Rhyme

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Moonrust

Wait?

why wait?

bite this bait

Its called elections

pretends to be Democracy,

squirms as an impaled worm

alleges Freedom

but of its children

it demands pledges

YES!!!

Money talks, then stalks the facts

like that Sasquatch old footage

going forward gazing back

last moments sunlight

rusted without rain

never quite to be found this time around

and around

dizzy

Democracy

nearly extinct meltdown

drowning in a bathtub

rising “values” voting

moral crusaders

hiding immoral background

handcuffs upon our moon,

powdered crater face smooth smile

our circus is backward around

this time around

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The Information and Communication Age Overthrows Egyptian Dictator Mubarak

The Information and Communication Age

Overthrows Egyptian Dictator Mubarak

Will this produce Democracy as we know it, given the Egyptian militaries huge role in Egyptian society?

A peoples revolution occurring in the heart of the Middle East demonstrates the organisational aspects of the revolution happening throughout the world via social media. This is a challenge to the usual oligarchic hierarchical mechanisms throughout society effecting self identity.

As in the USA, these interest use their vast advantage of access to idea spread, enabling a platform for the manipulation of the individuals self construct to be immersed in “dominator” paradigms. This strategy is opportunistic and survival orriented, making fear a prime mover in our actions, rendering Democracy to a kind of back seat.

This new communal perspective spreading throughout humankind is both letting us each know, in some respects, what the others are doing.  It also increases the viral capacities of mis and disinformation, as evidenced poignantly by the manipulations of the US right wing, known to be most misdirected and erroneous as to the factual aspects to their belief system.

Democracy is not a guarantee that anyones aspirations nor their stresses will be served. This “error” in perspective can open a Pandora’s Box of opinions as to what is real and what is not, again evidenced by the views of many US conservatives regarding US president Obama and his alleged intentions and beliefs, these fashioned into Appearance Realities by the corporate media’s skewed slant in many events and realities of the world.

For Egypt, this is just a beginning of an ongoing effort of the individual to achieve more say in the events of their lives, and a reinvention of those interest who seek to control perception and place.

Enjoy the victory. Prepare for the journey.

The Big Denial: Conservatism Mandates Institutionalized Ignorance

As Belief Overrides Factual Cognition

The Edifice Of  Media Conservatism Mandates Institutionalized Ignorance

This imposed limitation of perception creates a way into falsity without even knowing it, owning it, nor rectifying the self deception. Ignorance itself, becomes a major political and cultural commodity.

First I must say this, and I hope you will receive this post as what it really is; an honest statement of the facts of personal psychosocial dynamics–We are each in some ways and at certain times both conservative and liberal in our thoughts and actions of and in the world. In spiritual, political and social consciousness, if I do not know this about the subjective self’s interest in situational awareness, I do not know much.

The Closed Self vs The Open Self

In conservatism, belief trumps full facts in context, yet the conservative will usually avoid the nature of responsibility and accountability to their paradigms mind-frames, while likely suggesting others need to be held accountable for their own belief structures.

An idea of truth trumps the real thing, abstraction held above self application, yet that idea is called the “Real Truth” by many a self professed conservative, leaving the real of the real social and physical environments thing to seem an untruth. Behind this cognitive contraption often mandating a diversion to cognitive dissonance avoidance facades, ways of comprehending reality can be reversed through the conservatives perceptual lens. This convolution of reality makes the conservative mind, heart and soul, one where denial and obfuscation are invisibly incorporated into their protected from questioning perceptual bias, this going on to infect the mind, heart and spirit.

A retreat into a “sacritized” self narrative does seem to have an evolutionary advantage at times for obvious subjective reason–If I have the land then I can use it and others cannot; or the food; or the… a way to get or keep what I have vs dealing with all of the demands of honoring contravening interest of others. Others then require a negative narrative cognitively from the conservative point of view.  Many self interest like these are pandered to by what is known often as “The Right Wing” and its vast economic and social directions hold on cultural narration via established corporate and power interest.

This conservative narration of superior view and entitlement then requires the appearance reality, and consensus reality, that rightness is on the conservatives side, leading to the assemblage of good abstraction for them and bad for others. This is  usually frame-based upon their views tagged moral, character and other blame and shame types of negative outcasting of others.  The classical “other” is then made the subject of both a fear based animalistic protectionism, and a targeting of hostility toward these others. Again this provides platforms for the continuous scripting of otherness on Right Wing TV, Talk, Internet and other medias, helping to keep the cement hard onto the desired targets, keeping tight delusions and perceptual avoidance necessities.

With Stealthy Face and Well Sugared Tongue

Confirmation bias to narrative is presented as alleged truth in most any argument, including what I am doing here. This is the creation of an Appearance Reality seeking to make the grade to social Consensus Reality, but to the conservative, seen as truth itself.

Emotion is a common buttress to convincing one of “true meaning”, powering up rationalization with its find what it needs logical scenarios.

Here this becomes appearance realities visible source of correctness, supplanting the rigors of full objective reasoning, with attitude, likely harboring inherently misanthropic viewpoints towards others. The conservative generally is not bound to honest investigation toward full context pattern recognition, but instead sees such attempts at objectivity as intrinsically hostile, misinformed, and likely misleading, leading the conservative to cherry pick both facts and context, such as when cold weather somewhere, or a record snowfall is “proof” of a global warming hoax.

We see that the corporate driven perception of reality selects out ideas and even data that support its philosophy automatically, on automatic pilot to continue their flight into the future, unfortunately, as with cancerous tissue and direction, without concern for the implications of its thought or its action of self preservation leading to possible annihilation.  These days there are many commercials from suspect corporations, suspect for they seem to perceive a need toi define their interest as solely ones own, they go on to demonstrate how worker and family friendly they are.  The intent quite likely to divert our attention from the full consequence of their action, instead showing us how much they are for folks like us, our fellow humans.  You like having your job, don’t you?

Conservatism’s Everyday Shell Games With Smoke And Mirrors Too!

These approaches to appearance reality perception count upon our ignorance; that I not know the full truth, but instead focus upon a subjective narrative surrounded with goodness and what seems right.  Simple and effective in corralling cognition behind an enclosure of idea that supports something perhaps intrinsically fatal to civilization, yet now protected from questioning by a kind of  belief appearing to be full truth.

Mind control attempts to be not only unseen, but inoculating the subject to be suspicious of the actual truth, thinking it is skewed and attempting to manipulate perception away from a consensus paradigm presented to be seen as necessary to life itself.  The “wedge issue” and “culture war” realms are filled with intent to cleave society from perceptions of wholeness and congruity, presenting the idea that what is problematic in life is being caused by groups of others extrinsic to what is good and wholesome.  For instance, I could be called a liberal being part of the problem for my ideas here.

Now, as evident on many conservative propaganda platforms, evidence of global warming is not scientifically debunked, (that manipulative scandal aside) but ridiculed as being outside the conservatives confirmation bias. The proposal is then seen as automatically wrong and suspect to derision, along with shame and blame strategies to divert attention from full reasoning.  This is all about mind control being presented as the obvious truth of appearance and consensus realities, while full factual contextual rendering is drawn out as suspect for its requirements for more thinking and appreciations of Creation.

Conservative media outlets supply this pro-corporation exploitation of the world as our paradigm’s view, as the honorable one, the truthful one, the one that is the only good one.  Messengers of the vast preponderance of data, such as with climate change tied to human chemical alterations of the atmosphere, are then cast into doubt with various thought-terminating clichés standing guard as validation of alleged scientific inaccuracy and theoretical bias.  To listen to conservative media outlets is to receive a near continuous narration stream of logical trickery filled with the smoke and mirrors of rationalizations pretending to be forthright reason.

These “facts” are demonstrated daily to many millions of Americans with argumentative tricks of the trade; where reality is traded for confirmation biased propaganda, to those needing it; The “Real Truth”.  Now we can “see” the global warming hoax for what it is;  Or so it is believed was proven to be the case.  This is how emotionalized data can become something other than honest truth, while technically, perhaps, being factual data in the abstract, and so, true.  An example may be in Antarctica, where, while the penguins there are facing the increasing stress on ice retreating, but in the center of Antarctica, snow may be falling more often than it was before, “proving” to some perhaps, that all is well, even exceptionally so, for new ice must obviously be being created at an increasing rate. Context controlled to fit bias, then facts or data selectively used to debunk scientific theories–by appearance reality manipulation of perception of reality.

I suppose those warm-mongers will call this freezing weather as part of global warming!  What a joke!!!‘ Such “common sense” connection is oblivious to a possible phenomenon known as the warm arctic/cold continent paradox.  Yes, a possible aspect of climate change including global warming, where the warming polar air allows the polar jet stream to uncoil further than “normal”, sending cold air plunging southward, all while the arctic is experiencing record warmth.  Much easier to be simple, obvious, and certain, than take in nuance, paradox and ambiguity endemic to Life.

Mental Meltdown

In much conservative media propaganda, the melting of the polar regions and migrations of plants and animals to the north in the Northern hemisphere are ignored. The current human induced mass extinction event is ignored. The vast predominance of record highs over those of cold over decades is ignored for momentary confirmation biased opportunistic rationalization debunking prospered as good natured honest “proof”.

This dishonest trick on the self, of logical myopia, serves the perceptual bias the conservative must confirm to keep cognitive dissonance at bay or tagged onto others. This is a hostile world view, or cosmological and spiritually broken cognition that leads to a disharmonious view towards existence, producing classic us against them phobia’s and psychosis along with the projection of these “truths” onto perceived oppositional characters. Then, as it is in existentialism’s morass of pick and chose for oneself meaning; mentioning conservative us against them paradigms makes the one bearing this message a guilty party to conservatives fear based cosmological and spiritual perceptions of the universe at large beyond their tightly conformed tent.

A critical thought toward conservatism’s rationalization matrixes can well mean to them that you are against them, obviously, and so, one who is blatantly propagating us against them consciousness oneself.  This reverse reality technique allows one to not review the full impact of the concepts and tenets one possesses for a critical external view of others, usual across many boards.

Conservatism is often itself an assault on critical thinking ability, crippling the conservatives ability to see objectively, and thus perceiving the world as subjectively motivated. In the USA, conservatives rescript their perceptions of abstract ideological fortresses, such as The Bible and the US Constitution, as being their right to interpret and not others. This preserves the conservatives sence of abstract arrogance, while seeing others attempts at understanding those abstractions for themselves as being intrinsically misguided or influence by some evil nature.  For conservatives truth is a one-way street–theirs, and this cripples their ability to be truthful and free, let alone honestly responsible to the ramifications of their actions.

Do As I Say; Conservative Conformity Matrix

All conservatives harbor misanthropic tendencies towards those who do not see the world as they do.  This presents a perpetual problematic relationship towards Freedom, Democracy and other Liberal institutions that must include all.  The conservative is motivated to act against these others in the world and in society. Within the conservatives broken, or dysfunctional perception, others are conceived as being the same, these others becoming the targets for conservative blame, shame, and ostracism campaigns designed to deny others of their right to be as they are.

The basic fundamental of the conservative mindset is; ideology (belief) before fact or evidence.  It is something we all do, bias towards our own interest when the interest of another seems to contradict our own.  Seems.  This means I believe another’s interest is in contradiction with mine or in competition with it. In the basic bottom line math of survival—like other animals–it seems in my interest to put me first.  It takes something other; a higher interest, to see past a basic Darwinian mindset into one with a broad minded overview.

I imagine many on the sides of left and right, as well as the middle, think they are one way but not really the other.  As we dichotomize our perception, we side to bias–Confirmation Bias, and quite likely emotinalize the weight of our believed in correctness compared to the others.

Conservatism particularly, requires logic and interpretive defectiveness and defensiveness to seem correct.  In this sense it is opportunism and rationalization dependent.  Its interest in reason is not toward an investigation toward objective truthfulness, but instead, one which reaffirms its borders and imposed limitations upon perception and cognitive apprehension.  This defective reasoning is then often called “The Truth”, case closed.  Conservatism, with its mandate to not include others and evidence fairly nor completely, must then impose upon itself a nonsensical narrative; one making the conservative seem to be more entitled to the world than those who do not share the narrative.

The Narrative Rules; Those Outside It Loose

Those who support a world view favoring objectivity and the use of full context are left with mouths and minds left agape as today’s propaganda conservatives define reality with their myopic rational constructs.  Here in Arizona this perceptual bias towards established wealth and power, and a subservient population, is in classic conservative head lock. The interest of others is only conditioned to the money subservient narrative towards what hearts, minds and souls deserve of this world, but those seeking to correct the myopic deformity in perceiving human nature are viewed as on the side of social, economic and spiritual ill, or evil.  In this, ignorance parading as good old common sense is itself the source of evil–ignorance in action over oneself and others.

Beneath the wedge issue emotional tents set up for unsuspecting citizens, with many prompted weekly at church, on radio and TV to keep under the wedge issue tents toxic gas, the narrative, the storylines of conservatism, the us versus them mindframes are inhaled deeply with invisible penetration. Conservatism is in this way the Dry-Rot Of Civilization; that which eventually brings the individual and humanity down by excluding compassion, empathy, understanding and honesty.

In The Image Of Man: Conservatism Attempts to Make Conformity Universal

The story always has their ideological prism focused squarely onto the individuals very identity and worth as a human being.  Here, a particular definition of God, patriotism and other things abstracted as pure to their narrative; such as morals, true values, Truth and goodness, these are identified as intrinsically their own, the in-groups providence.  Others are always needed to be identified as being deceived or against their abstract definitions, the lexicon becomes as a kind of guarantee to the idea.

To this mindset, saying a thing such as you are intolerant of intolerance can mean you are just as intolerant as any other bigot. The mind-traps for the conservative mind, such as this example of an existential derived false equivalency, is just one of a myriad of logical tricks employed by conservative propagandists to “prove” their own nobility of character.  The radio and cable TV hums with these deformations of idea day in and day out, charging the batteries of those suffering under societal stress to target their distress onto various politically charged targets.

As in other cults and cultures, imitation becomes a means for an individual to felt security, as if immersion it the appearance reality of the narrative can create the actual reality in the cosmological and spiritual sense as being full Truth to existence.  Those not like us are easily pegged as being against us. I have encountered many folks who express the current right wing talking points, pretending they are free thinkers as they repeat what they have just heard o,n the radio or TV; disparate theories pretending to be confirmed truths.

Now, once embedded into the confirmation bias, a list of others seeming contradiction, different viewpoints, different appearances and even styles of expression such as dress, music and such, becomes codified as alien and other to cherished abstractions.  To individual and societal manipulators, the armory of perception becomes propaganda’s voice of reason, but actually, self serving rationalization. The authority and integrity of those outside of conservatism’s mental and emotional strangleholds are discarded as so much garbage–unconcerned for where these end up, for they are discarded from legitimacy in the narrative.

Into The Electrified Tent

I attended a “mega church” one recent Christmas with family members, only to find this church to be a place, not really of worship, but of mind control set to a corporate agenda. The back of the church was filled with right wing pro affluent lifestyle books and pamphlets to file through as you left the church.  It was very much an atmosphere of affirmation of  kind of lifestyle with an organized intention to bias minds, hearts and spirits to an elite way to be in the world, a way with a political agenda as central to spiritual identity.

During service itself, we where cautioned that being Republican did not guarantee you a place in heaven.  I can’t imagine anyone actually thought that, or did they?  What kind of movement is based upon a spirituality wed to a material list or a political one?  From the giant screens projecting high-tech emotive imagery, to the modern music set to dramatics onstage, this service seemed to be most about keeping attention by entertainment and the engendering of the “correct” bias.  I had stumbled into what appears as the GOP driven spirituality merged with the modern worlds consumption and excess bias being framed as being a Godly thing.

Ill finish this article later, being I have things to do immediately—

Perception Is Reality == WRONG!

I have heard this statement often as of late, that;

Perception Is Reality

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Sorry

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WRONG!

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Perception is Appearance Reality

There is an often vast difference


We humans love having conclusive phrases that work as poetry, in that a few words can say and mean so much.  Unfortunately, soundbite aphorisms can be as wrong as rain, or as right as rain. It depends on whether the clothes make the man, or you cannot judge a book by its cover.  You get the picture, perhaps even when things may be not as they appear.

Reality IS Reality

Our perception, our cognition, has logical interpretation programs running that likely are not perceiving the Whole of Reality.  The sun may obviously circle the earth; that is observational, empiric common sense after all, yet the Real Reality is another matter, one which most did not see as evident or reasonable.  And as it was; anyone who suggested the Real Truth was not the appearance one back then, was declared to be a very bad person, even though they saw reality in a deeper way, an intrinsically more honest way than just following the obvious.

We seem to not know for sure what The Reality is as absolute Truth, but reality is not limited to our perception–we are.  The bigness of Life does matter, but under that Bigness, we exist with limits to intellect and observation.  You may find clothes to reveal much; a kind of narrative to looks, with story-lines emanating from this and that of style as to personal choice.  I put much less stake in the seemingness of appearance, for appearance is often easily fooled, and being enamored by it may lead one down paths well paved with illusion.

Appearance Reality can be played off of Consensus Reality to create a logical matrix of imaginary cause and effect cognition that seems to be The Reality, yet in reality, is rationalized ideology hiding behind its cloak of ignorance propped up by a narrative storyline.  Ignorance becomes a commodity of great value, as it allows much to be hidden from sight and from thought and feeling. It comes with a need to draw upon emotional judgement as its truthfulness weight, becoming the great seducer that unconsciously sculps up illusion as truth, and perhaps, the now distant to perception Truth as ill will.

Consciousness can be dressed with all manner of interpretation programing while I as the individual thinks it is exactly as things are, for I feel and “see” their apparent reality. In ignorance I may believe appearance is actually truth. Many an institution, both official and personal/cultural, can depend on not knowing–by not allowing open questioning, in effect, instituting a worshiping of ignorance above truthful knowing and understanding.  This avoidance, or block inserted into perception, always leads to dissonance in a universe operating with reality as its underpinning logic.  Whether its just me or an entire society, a nation, falseness inserted into the psyche as truthfulness will come to haunt the future untill resolved by understandings knowingness.

Loading The Countries Deck

With our American politics full of statements with little basis in full contextual fact, or real indigenous truth backing them up, the American public has been quite easily mislead by Appearance Reality contortions based upon erroneous reasoning.  Some of us do know how illusion and misinformation can be mated, producing mutated offspring far from the well of truthfulness. We then are rendered susceptible, ripe for misdirection as to fault and blame for this politically induced harm.  Reality goes on to be damaged by our intrusion upon it with our imaginary cause and effect reasoning.

Here is a recent historical example: A majority of Americans thought Saddam Hussein was behind the attacks of Sept, 2001, without any actual evidence other than fabricated associative narrative story-lines being perpetrated into the mainstream media. This untruth was even believed after it was well established in that very media that he was not.

The Sacred Way Of Laziness And Avoidance–Irrationalism Pretending To Be Reason

Conserved ideas are not welcoming to honest truth, but instead position themselves around ancient psychological devises that actively avoid questions and contravening to ideological data.  These hiding places for ignorance are then given fancy or profound cover, such as patriotism, loyalty and allegiance, when what they are not loyal to is The Truth of a matter, and so they are actually housing darkness pretending to be Light.

Once confirmation bias is established, there is little personal need to check for facts or for truthfulness. We may now live in a relatively “protected” from honest analysis zone. It is others that “just don’t get it” as far as the rationalization scenarios go in the narrative.  Our requirement to feel OK about ourselves, including our decisions, can easily trump reality, prop up familiar and already chosen fantasy as legitimate cause and effect.  I suggest that when this is done personally, in politics or in other matters, the real Reality will create dissonance and disharmony no matter how good the false narrative’s rationalization scenarios (intentions) are, for Truth Itself will not be deceived.

When Ignorance Is The Secret Guide

The story I “know” seems true to me, so your possible disagreement means you are mislead or misleading.  Many media propagandist use thought trickery constantly to in effect empower ignorance over knowing truthful perception. This thought “play” tends to demand confirmation bias loading of reason, and a negative narrative tag onto anyone’s inability to “see clearly”.  As ideology is conserved so I can feel solid in my self perception of identity, the Real Reality can become less and less important, while imagination becomes pivotal to rationalization, emotional judgements of others can become more and more profoundly expressed.

In my view, America’s ills are tied to an inability to honestly value truth above ideology, or comprehension; that other belief systems held that conserve ignorance in the form of not allowing questioning to deeply held notions of truth and of right and wrong, are what are actually the obstacles in our way.  Things being promoted for confrontation perpetuation, such as many Wedge Issues and the so called Culture War, help to keep intact the schizophrenic American identity, where even “We The People” can mean opposite meanings of self identity from one person to another.  We The People, not you people.

The Hiding Of Light

Perhaps comforted by both illusion and amnesia, lives can be lived without comprehension of larger context nor of the very real greater connection and interrelation to all of Life that is there for the seeking.

Ignorance may be bliss, but it may be the bliss of the fooled.  We have reason to wonder of much we believe real, for without critical thinking, our perception can be our delusion.

The Mind Where It Matters

There may well be a “Battle in Heaven” between the forces of Wise-dumb and those of Wisdom. We each are the deciders in which side we take in every moment of our lives. The war, or more correctly; challenge, is within ourselves; whether I take comfortable but problematic shortcuts to knowing, or seek instead a disciplined and conscientious passion for knowing to the best of my ability.

The great seducers to perception are the pre-packaged narrations being constantly provided by interest other than the Whole Truth.  For one reason or another, for preserving ignorance and its advantage; these seek to keep the Real Reality at bay, disguised for opportunistic reason.

These actually erroneously embedded choices create much of what we call evil, or what I call ignorance in action.  That they create reverberated ill is to be avoided by the actual actors in their production scenario.  Some sort of others, outsiders, are to be blamed, for their seemingness as causal characters, while they are the progeny of effect, where thereafter the damage to human reality is made evident by the seemingness of appearance.

In this sense, evil can be conserved as self defined good, while Reality is seen as being wrong to the conceptualized narrative identity’s common sense being prospered as; good and deserving of such above others–without question.  Now hearts can be ignored for my interest as defined by my truncated self identity attachments to not understanding deeper cause and effect.

Belief is to be chastised by Truth for consciousness to know what perception is in reality.  This becomes a matter of deep personal honesty, or one of taking shortcuts to knowing that are not legitimate, not questioned, and not up to the truth available in real perception.

It is Reality that is Reality

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As America Falls : How Ignorance Will Kill Democracy

America In Peril

The idea gaming of America, from whence decisions and deceptions flow

“Corporatocracy, theocracy, plutocracy, even The Idiocracy; anyway you say it, these conservative paradigms require a whole lot of crazy.  We move reality into fantasy, and yet, our followers do not see for they are already hooked.”

Now more from this fantasy quote.  A quote whose ideas may create Reason to Wonder whether there are any reasons this fantasy is not a likely reality considering the following real quotes and reasoning. And so I wonder in which manner—

We need to fool and foil the vast majority of Americans interest to preserve and enhance our wealth at the expense of the general population.  Since Ronald Reagan’s time we have been making this reverse democracy happen, enjoying the swelling benefit of profit as the majority loses ground.

The tax is evil mantra has succeeded in disempowering government from serving all the people.  We have conditioned the population to not comprehend the substantially positive relationship between taxes and real Freedom and real responsibility to a nation.  We first needed to wedge the general public away from the reality that taxes actually enhance freedom and democracy, to believing the ideological twist that taxes stifle freedom and opportunity.

Now many, if not most feel tax is actually a burden and not the responsible nature of accountability in an interconnected world.  We have sold the public our own view of opportunistic advantage, yet have them believing they are fighting for their own with the perpetual ruse of “No More Taxes!”  Good thing they never plan to check out whole context with actually critical thinking!

Oh! The many blessings of ignorance.

Governments loss of ground allows our corporate power to supplant it, rendering voting more and more superfluous; involved with distracting wedge issues and culture warfare blinded to real powers fields of interest. Our moral value and religious fronts are aiding this campaign greatly by generally reversing the position of Jesus Christ and inserting our own ideological lens for deciphering biblical meanings.

For instance; most do not know there was abortion allowed during Christ time yet he did nothing about it directly, instead, he spent most of his energy on the poor, the sick and the ostracised.  Liberals like Christ of Nazareth believe the context a child is born into is possibly more important than denying a woman her own spiritual challenge. So what is our wedge?  Everyone has had their own innocence violated in one way or another, particularly in youth.

We transfer the whole issue to be a supreme issue of innocence; the unborn child against the horrible intentions of a parent steeped in her own problems.  We use detachment of the womans context, defering to the individual nature of all as once being children.  What if your mom killed you! we ask in all seriousness; changing a reality equation with one of fantasy. Our followers will now be only an imaginary step away from internally registering that liberals like Christ would rather see them die than do something about it.  With murder now part of the message; our followers will be capable of each and every ill in good and in Gods name. Here we use ones own spiritual insecurity and guilt in our conservative followers to target cause onto our enemies, insisting they are now the enemies of God as well.

Our Good New Time Religion

Religion is not an obstacle to the clever opportunist.  We can reverse engineer any abstract concept and create an appearance reality that our view is true and its original meaning false.  We cripple critical thinking by using the fear and insecurity in our fellow Americans to work against this greater paradigm consideration, making it instead the realm of individual choice.

This is why we must always generate fear toward the liberals nature and enrage inner stimulated threats to inner fantasy to be targeted externally to the objects of our choice.  Simple Projection does this escapist job for us! We have subverted the collective interest of Americans and made subversion seem to be the domain of only liberalism.  With business in charge of most information dispersal; we have that handle in our hand.

We accomplish this surrender of The American Spirit by igniting the passions of the populace, targeting apparent reality solution tagged to our issues. This guiding of feelings allows our cause to be infused as the impression of theirs, with ignorance and illusion as their supreme guiding lights.  Then we have them right where we can manipulate them. Gradually the ladder steps further and further from reality oversight, now into the charge of fear,  fantasy and paranoia triggered by our stimulation.  We put evil in charge of defining good and deliver it with a smile and a prayer!  My good is yours!  No!  Really!

End Game

Now America can be permanently rendered into a caste system having nothing to do with real equality of right or a really fair opportunity and accountability.  We have controlled America by using the Pivot Point Of Perception; generating a broad-based consensus reality by continually drenching the population with apparent reality opinion disguised as wisdom, as fact, and most importantly, as plain common sense.

By worshiping the ideology of individualism we can pivot perception on abstraction, and so control both government and Democracy with our own will.  Needless to say; an army of ignorance filled with passionate confusion claiming to see all too clearly, will then finish the job of our overthrow– of them!  It is happening as I speak my friends.  This is how our pyramid scheme of profit off of The People can last a millennium and more, past even the Pharos. –and I did it MY Way!

To finish this coup we go underground; form front groups to instigate and propagate a groundswell of apparent populism while having our friends in government and media promote fantasies of impending socialist government; this, obviously seen by any collective based care. We intend to keep all that we can get.  Hell no you wont!; to any of it going anywhere that we ourselves do not approve of!  Now that is Freedom!  Fantasy is a key to taking down Democracy and installing plutocracy.  I must admit to you in all honestly; I love this ruse. Thank you Jesus!

Myopic Freedom

From here we can promote ideas that in the abstract appeal to all as causes of Freedom. In practice this freedom will serve we who have, by keeping Democracy inebriated and inept with confusion. I remind you that stealthy intellectual contradiction as to Freedoms true whole context and cost is an absolute must.  Our wealth does give us the means to make this happen while having many Americans cheer our cause as their own at their own peril. Our wealth itself makes us more free than the majority!

Emotion people; emotion enables ignorance to rule as enlightenment...

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Meanwhile.  Back to the first start of this post.

.(By now: What is her talking about?)

Oh Yeah.

Maybe I will change that title later. I really wished to say; The Ascendant Mania Of The Right Wing; Where Ignorance And Ideology Poison The Principles Of Freedom And Democracy.

The trouble with titles can be the instant concept framing that ensues in what seems to be a polarized population. Mention the Mainstream Media, or even The Media these days, and differing views will hear entirely differing Consensus Reality mindset suppositions.  Notions of The Truth and Facts will also be sifted into Confirmation Bias assumptions designed to select out contradictory or negating context, concept and information to keep the comfortable security of predetermined ideological curves.

Enough already from me.

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From Bill Moyers: “Welcome to the Plutocracy!”

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This excerpt from Bill Moyers piece on the plutocracy I saw on Truthout.  I know; in some spheres these very people are considered very bad by the corporatocracy/plutocracy/cracy

“For years she had worked at minimum-wage jobs, until 17 years ago, when she was hired by the Whirlpool refrigerator factory in Evansville, Indiana. She was making $ 18.44 an hour when Whirlpool announced earlier this year that it was closing the operation and moving it to Mexico. She wept. I’m sure many of the other eleven hundred workers who lost their jobs wept too; they had seen their ticket to the middle class snatched from their hands. The company defended its decision by claiming high costs, underused capacity, and the need to stay competitive. Those excuses didn’t console Connie Brasel. “I was becoming part of something bigger than me,” she told Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times. “Whirlpool was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

She was not only sad, she was mad. “They didn’t get world-class quality because they had the best managers. They got world-class quality because of the United States and because of their workers.”

Among those workers were Natalie Ford, her husband and her son; all three lost their jobs. “It’s devastating,” she told the Times. Her father had worked at Whirlpool before them. Now, “There aren’t any jobs here. How is this community going to survive?”

And what about the country? Between 2001 and 2008, about 40,000 US manufacturing plants closed. Six million factory jobs have disappeared over the past dozen years, representing one in three manufacturing jobs. Natalie Ford said to the Times what many of us are wondering: “I don’t know how without any good-paying jobs here in the United States people are going to pay for their health care, put their children through school.”

Now, if Connie Brasel and Natalie Ford lived in South Carolina, they might have been lucky enough to get a job with the new BMW plant that recently opened there and advertised that the company would hire one thousand workers. Among the applicants? According to the Washington Post; “a former manager of a major distribution center for Target; a consultant who oversaw construction projects in four western states; a supervisor at a plastics recycling firm. Some held college degrees and resumes in other fields where they made more money.” They will be paid $15 an hour – about half of what BMW workers earn in Germany

In polite circles, among our political and financial classes, this is known as “the free market at work.” No, it’s “wage repression,” and it’s been happening in our country since around 1980. I must invoke some statistics here, knowing that statistics can glaze the eyes; but if indeed it’s the mark of a truly educated person to be deeply moved by statistics, as I once read, surely this truly educated audience will be moved by the recent analysis of tax data by the economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez. They found that from 1950 through 1980, the share of all income in America going to everyone but the rich increased from 64 percent to 65 percent. Because the nation’s economy was growing handsomely, the average income for 9 out of l0 Americans was growing, too – from $17,719 to $30,941. That’s a 75 percent increase in income in constant 2008 dollars.

But then it stopped. Since 1980 the economy has also continued to grow handsomely, but only a fraction at the top have benefitted. The line flattens for the bottom 90% of Americans. Average income went from that $30,941 in 1980 to $31,244 in 2008. Think about that: the average income of Americans increased just $303 dollars in 28 years.

That’s wage repression.

Another story in the Times caught my eye a few weeks after the one about Connie Brasel and Natalie Ford. The headline read: “Industries Find Surging Profits in Deeper Cuts.” Nelson Schwartz reported that despite falling motorcycle sales, Harley-Davidson profits are soaring – with a second quarter profit of $71 million, more than triple what it earned the previous year. Yet Harley-Davidson has announced plans to cut fourteen hundred to sixteen hundred more jobs by the end of next year; this on top of the 2000 job cut last year.

The story note: “This seeming contradiction – falling sales and rising profits – is one reason the mood on Wall Street is so much more buoyant than in households, where pessimism runs deep and unemployment shows few signs of easing.”

There you see the two Americas. A buoyant Wall Street; a doleful Main Street. The Connie Brasels and Natalie Fords – left to sink or swim on their own. There were no bailouts for them.

Meanwhile, Matt Krantz reports in USA TODAY that “Cash is gushing into company’s coffers as they report what’s shaping up to be a third-consecutive quarter of sharp earning increases. But instead of spending on the typical things, such as expanding and hiring people, companies are mostly pocketing the money or stuffing it under their mattresses.” And what are their plans for this money? Again, the Washington Post:

“…. Sitting on these unprecedented levels of cash, U.S. companies are buying back their own stock in droves. So far this year, firms have announced they will purchase $273 billion of their own shares, more than five times as much compared with this time last year… But the rise in buybacks signals that many companies are still hesitant to spend their cash on the job-generating activities that could produce economic growth.”

That’s how financial capitalism works today: Conserving cash rather than bolstering hiring and production; investing in their own shares to prop up their share prices and make their stock more attractive to Wall Street. To hell with everyone else.

Hear the chief economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ethan Harris, who told the Times: “There’s no question that there is an income shift going on in the economy. Companies are squeezing their labor costs to build profits.”

Or the chief economist for Credit Suisse in New York, Neal Soss: As companies have wrung more savings out of their work forces, causing wages and salaries barely to budge from recession lows, “profits have staged a vigorous recovery, jumping 40 percent between late 2008 and the first quarter of 2010.”

Just this morning the New York Times reports that the private equity business is roaring back: “While it remains difficult to get a mortgage to buy a home or to get a loan to fund a small business, yield-starved investors are creating a robust market for corporate bonds and loans.”

If this were a functioning democracy, our financial institutions would be helping everyday Americans and businesses get the mortgages and loans – the capital – they need to keep going; they’re not, even as the financiers are reaping robust awards.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. But he’s run off with all the toys.

Late in August I clipped another story from the Wall Street Journal. Above an op-ed piece by Robert Frank the headline asked: “Do the Rich Need the Rest of America?” The author didn’t seem ambivalent about the answer. He wrote that as stocks have boomed, “the wealthy bounced back. And while the Main Street economy” [where the Connie Brasels and Natalie Fords and most Americans live] “was wracked by high unemployment and the real-estate crash, the wealthy – whose financial fates were more tied to capital markets than jobs and houses – picked themselves up, brushed themselves off, and started buying luxury goods again.”

Citing the work of Michael Lind, at the Economic Growth Program of the New American Foundation, the article went on to describe how the super-rich earn their fortunes with overseas labor, selling to overseas consumers and managing financial transactions that have little to do with the rest of America, “while relying entirely or almost entirely on immigrant servants at one of several homes around the country.”

Right at that point I remembered another story that I had filed away three years ago, also from the Wall Street Journal. The reporter Ianthe Jeanne Dugan described how the private equity firm Blackstone Group swooped down on a travel reservation company in Colorado, bought it, laid off 841 employees, and recouped its entire investment in just seven months, one of the quickest returns on capital ever for such a deal. Blackstone made a killing while those workers were left to sift through the debris. They sold their homes, took part-time jobs making sandwiches and coffee, and lost their health insurance.

That fall, Blackstone’s chief executive, Stephen Schwarzman, reportedly worth over $5 billion, rented a luxurious resort in Jamaica to celebrate the marriage of his son. According to the Guardian News, the Montego Bay facility alone cost $50,000, plus thousands more to sleep 130 guests. There were drinks on the beach, dancers and a steel band, marshmallows around the fire, and then, the following day, an opulent wedding banquet with champagne and a jazz band and fireworks display that alone cost $12,500. Earlier in the year Schwarzman had rented out the Park Avenue Armory in New York (near his 35-room apartment) to celebrate his 60th birthday at a cost of $3 million. So? It’s his money, isn’t it? Yes, but consider this: The stratospheric income of private-equity partners is taxed at only 15 percent – less than the rate paid, say, by a middle class family. When Congress considered raising the rate on their Midas-like compensation, the financial titans flooded Washington with armed mercenaries – armed, that is, with hard, cold cash – and brought the “debate” to an end faster than it had taken Schwartzman to fire 841 workers. The financial class had won another round in the exploitation of working people who, if they are lucky enough to have jobs, are paying a higher tax rate than the super-rich.

So the answer to the question: “Do the Rich Need the Rest of America?” is as stark as it is ominous: Many don’t. As they form their own financial culture increasingly separated from the fate of everyone else, it is “hardly surprising,” Frank and Lind concluded, “ that so many of them should be so hostile to paying taxes to support the infrastructure and the social programs that help the majority of the American people.”

You would think the rich might care, if not from empathy, then from reading history. Ultimately gross inequality can be fatal to civilization. In his book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, the Pulitzer Prize-winning anthropologist Jared Diamond writes about how governing elites throughout history isolate and delude themselves until it is too late. He reminds us that the change people inflict on their environment is one of the main factors in the decline of earlier societies. For example: the Mayan natives on the Yucatan peninsula who suffered as their forest disappeared, their soil eroded, and their water supply deteriorated. Chronic warfare further exhausted dwindling resources. Although Mayan kings could see their forests vanishing and their hills eroding, they were able to insulate themselves from the rest of society. By extracting wealth from commoners, they could remain well-fed while everyone else was slowly starving. Realizing too late that they could not reverse their deteriorating environment, they became casualties of their own privilege. Any society contains a built-in blueprint for failure, Diamond warns, if elites insulate themselves from the consequences of their decisions, separated from the common life of the country.

Yet the isolation continues – and is celebrated. When Howard came down to New York last December for what would be my last interview with him, I showed him this document published in the spring of 2005 by the Wall Street giant Citigroup, setting forth an “Equity Strategy” under the title (I’m not making this up) “Revisiting Plutonomy: The Rich Getting Richer.”

Now, most people know what plutocracy is: the rule of the rich, political power controlled by the wealthy. Plutocracy is not an American word and wasn’t meant to become an American phenomenon – some of our founders deplored what they called “the veneration of wealth.” But plutocracy is here, and a pumped up Citigroup even boasted of coining a variation on the word— “plutonomy”, which describes an economic system where the privileged few make sure the rich get richer and that government helps them do it. Five years ago Citigroup decided the time had come to “bang the drum on plutonomy.”

And bang they did. Here are some excerpts from the document “Revisiting Plutonomy;”

“Asset booms, a rising profit share and favorable treatment by
market-friendly governments have allowed the rich to prosper… [and] take an increasing share of income and wealth over the last 20 years.”

“…the top 10%, particularly the top 1% of the United States –
the plutonomists in our parlance – have benefitted disproportionately from the recent productivity surged in the US… [and] from globalization and the productivity boom, at the relative expense of labor.”

“… [and they] are likely to get even wealthier in the coming years. Because the dynamics of plutonomy are still intact.”

I’ll repeat that: “The dynamics of plutonomy are still intact.” That was the case before the Great Collapse of 2008, and it’s the case today, two years after the catastrophe. But the plutonomists are doing just fine. Even better in some cases, thanks to our bailout of the big banks.

As for the rest of the country: Listen to this summary in The Economist – no Marxist journal – of a study by Pew Research:

More than half of all workers today have experienced a spell of
unemployment, taken a cut in pay or hours or been forced
to go part-time. The typical unemployed worker has been
jobless for nearly six months. Collapsing share and house
prices have destroyed a fifth of the wealth of the average
household. Nearly six in ten Americans have cancelled or
cut back on holidays. About a fifth say their mortgages are
underwater. One in four of those between 18 and 29 have
moved back in with their parents. Fewer than half of all adults
expect their children to have a higher standard of living than
theirs, and more than a quarter say it will be lower. For many
Americans the great recession has been the sharpest trauma since
The Second World War, wiping out jobs, wealth and hope itself.

ELECTION 2010: Tea Party And Conservatives Continue The Surrender Of “We The People” To Private Corporate Control

ELECTION      2010


Tea Party And Conservatives Continue

The Surrender Of  “We The People” To

Private Corporate Control

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{America Going In The Wrong Direction  You Betcha!}

Much of the talk About the Constitution and conservatism as its guardian, is steeped in Confirmation Bias.  Many political analyst share this ideological twist of fact: They Know Not What They Know They Are Biased To, but that stops no one from proclaiming what is in their imaginations as fact (over fiction).

Conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, also reference “We The People” as essentially anti government, so all about Freedom and Rights.  “Don’t Tread On Me”, being given by many in the Tea Party as a Libertarian right, yet that right is not held to universal context.  Most always it is dropped into the don’t mess with me bucket, which is filled with appeals to greed, plus opportunism and denial of effect to larger causes such as society or the environment.  My fantasy right over real sustainable Unalienable Rights.  Such mental abstraction play is classic to modern conservative framing and reframing of concept and context strategies.

Follow The Law!

Much of this supposedly pro-constitution pabulum being declared these days, is boiled to purity in a denial of the realities of connection and relation. Conservatism, however, is gaged and bound to not include and honest objective attempt at understanding the real influences opperating outside of their confirmation biased idea base.

I can see the appeal if I were constantly scheming opportunist, such as those often behaving on Wall Street, or otherwise a slave to an identity encapsulated in more and more money as self definition.  Why then it is easy to be seduced by the subjective challenge, and ignore ones collective self; get what you can any way you can get away with.  Me and my family becomes scripted as what my life is all about.

The human family, plus the Whole World Context, including suffering, exploitation, pollution and all the consequence of materializms degradation of society and the ecosystems? Why that is a thing to rationalize away as to why me and mine come above it.

And that is where opportunism and much conservatism have made their wedding vows.  In the economic sense, this is called anarchy capitalism. Their honeymoon is in convincing the rest of us that their vows are actually our cherished ones to Freedom and Liberty.  Conservative Christianity seems to be reversing the role of Jesus Christ as well, and the mission he undertook for those disadvantaged by situation. Each life has a constant pathway to Union or to separation.

The life of Christ has seemingly disappeared; Now, for a seemingly increasing number, the disadvantaged are scorned and declared to be losers being punished by God.  The empathetic and compassionate Christ is gone, except for the few self-saved entitled by their own definitions.

This is the same old dominator ideology sweeping conservatism down histories long failure drain.  We do not actually succeed at being gods over one another, for the effort makes one a spiritual loser. Humanity has the same needs and requirements, no matter wherever we are.  Ignoring the full impact of our actions for a select few that conceive them as a self possessed advantage given by the Divine, is the road to spiritual ruin.  Learn from mistakes? For all too many; mistakes are their bread and butter.

Sure  Everybody Says Move Or Look Forward These Days

The Arc of Advancement in history is brought out by Liberalism; the open way of honesty and path to enlightened understanding. This is not that “understanding” born of the dysfunctional psychological denial of the Law of Interrelationship on One Earth.  We work together to achieve understanding, or we work against one another to achieve division, then manipulation by power elites finishes, or wedges We off, We The People then, with no relevant right to vote.

Unfortunately for all of us, many a man will not face the cause of their motivations, but instead run on their ambition and feeling of direction.  Not much time for self inspection, but lot of diversionary interest, like sports for many, keep minds and hearts busy at other things.

The We In We

As it turns out; “We The People” do need our own protection from individual “private” attempts to control our rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Just a glance at a profound intrusion, such as the Great Oil Spill In The Gulf of 2010, acts as a traumatic example of how so called Private Enterprise can impact the environment and society via economic disaster to private citizens.

Other control of the public mind; mind control, has become fact, yet some well paid politicians and lobbyist have gone on to “think” less regulation is the answer.  The reverse reality of ideological purity.  With information as our source of knowledge of events in the world; just a handful of corporations control the vast majority of our news sources.

The Real Story

We The People require institutions empowered by us with governing oversight, through our chosen representatives, or else we surrender our right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  These presumed Unalienable Rights are only guaranteed by our collective will, and not that of international corporate conglomerates.  Yet these very outside and top down interest are exactly what the “conservative” Supreme Court has surrendered for We The People.

Down With Big Government!!!

May Well Mean

Up With Corporate And Or Religious Doctrinaire Government With No Right To Vote! Hurray!!!

Corporations have more rights than individuals; you donate to anything from your pocket and you “fell the pain”, corporations donate and then socialize the loss onto We The People via price hikes.  You don’t have the right to socialize your loses by hiring your wage or income, unless that is, you create laws that protect your rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

As it is set up; the wealthy and powerful socialize their lifestyles upon the general population and resources of the Whole Planet.  We and It All picks up their pieces for them,–if we can afford too that is.  This is a fact of physics and natural law.

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It seems an anathema to common sense, how conservatism can declare itself for our less and less cherished rights, being redefined away by them as they shout out from podium far and wide. I saw one conservative anti national health care politician with a sign saying; ‘Protect  Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness‘.

Example: Without National Health Care you have no right to Life, and so the rest.  Not really, as some 40,000 a year lost American souls could attest.  “Your money or your life” might be what a murderous mugger could ask you to chose, but it should not be the choice of a Free Society.  Not one with Inalienable Rights that is!

It is quite as if some have been seduced away from the broad and informed consciousness that Freedom and Liberty require to be held rightly. Now we see pandering to special power interest being called ours, then decrying the other “wasteful” sides special interest.  Differing to existential relativism is an easy Thought-terminating Cliché that hopes to fall into a Consensus Reality propped up by Appearance Reality charades.

In the abstract, conservative propaganda, streaming through the medias continuously, sells out the overall right for a select private practice dependent upon cash.  It is now pay as you go to get these rights or else you do not have them, and do not deserve them.  Unalienable Nothing.

The People

A revolution was fought by We The People, and a Civil War, to move this One Nation forward as One People governed by One Law and attending States laws.  We face a new and seemingly invisible tyranny; invisible from everpresence, like ones nose; the idea that the unaccountable individual can claim what they wish and care not of anyone else as long as they think a certain way, the corporate/business/bottom-line mindset way.  That is not Freedom.  It is anarchy.

Anarchy may be a kind of ultimate goal of humanity, but we have found that until we are all consciously aware of interconnection and interrelationship to All Things, we literally will not know how to act to deserve an unbridled and unabashed Right to Liberty. Untill such an auspicious occasion, we must know how to compromise for the wellbeing of all and not just me.

I Am Pro Simplicity

Honoring ignorance or honoring wisdom, a simple choice one may think, but in practice, they say Americans judge in the moment how the economy is doing for them.  This is the momentary trap of the self situation that ignores context, which many seem to never get their foot of citizenship out of.

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Watch out for the grizzlies!

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