Month: November 2013

Thanksgiving – to who?

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and as usual we all have many things to be thankful for.  After all that’s what the coming holiday is all about.  But, in light of the current legislative terrors plaguing our society regarding President Obama’s deceptive scheme to steal vast portions of average people’s wealth and redistribute it to those who’ve yet to earn their way, and considering that every day is a struggle to continue compliance with the existing hundreds of thousands of laws and regulations in order to stay out of the Prison Industrial Complex, I have a suggestion.  I think people ought to think carefully about what they’re thankful for, but most importantly – who provided those things for them. 

We did, as individuals, provide for ourselves our current circumstances.  We live in the realm of our own consequences for our own decisions and actions and inaction.   If you’re thankful for your freedom, be thankful for your own choices that have allowed you to remain out of jail and in good enough company that you are able to resist the temptation to deviate from social norms. If you’re thankful that you live in America and that America boasts one of the highest standards of living, thank yourself for recognizing it and not searching elsewhere for greener pastures.  

Too often, people give it up.  Every holiday season I hear people handing over credit for their successes and accolades to their gods and governments. I’ve even heard people say that they’re thankful for being born in America, which is a nice sentiment, but this is an entirely lucky event which cannot be logically credited to anyone without giving credit to everyone throughout all of history. 

So thank yourself. If you did well in school, be grateful for having the courage to persevere.  If you landed a good job or kept one, be deeply appreciative of your own hard work and level headed decision making skills that made that possible.  If you bought a new car or made any life-changing purchase, be grateful for saving enough of your hard earned money to do so, or for having the backbone to set priorities and goals and follow them through while navigating the financial and legal processes.  If you have a wonderful spouse, be thankful that you have chosen to be attractive to that person (of course you’ll want to keep this thought on the DL).

People are amazing. Everyday, people triumph over distractions from their priorities, attempts by the government to steal their money and/or imprison them. Everyday, people work hard, remember their goals and strive for better situations for themselves and their families.  So this year, when you’re making that toast, or saying that grace, throw a line in there that comes straight from the heart without leaving the heart behind. Throw a line in their thanking yourself for being amazing.  Have a moment of silence even, to think about some of the adversities you’ve faced, some of the lost battles you’ve bounced back from, and some of the accomplishments you’ve achieved over the last year or so.  You are an incredible individual, and you deserve some recognition.  Good job!

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A Recipe for the “Knockout Game”

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These days, youths in western culture are finding all sorts of new and exciting ways to fill their time.  Some retreat to their inner selves and substitute socialization with video games.  Others find solace in reaching out to their peers via social networking sights.  Incredibly, there seem to be enough video games and web-based social networking avenues to keep kids entertained during the majority of their free time, and when these time-killers come to be boring and monotonous to their users there’s always an ocean of porn through which to freely swim and explore.  Yep, these days, kids have everything they need to sustain their minds’ endless curiosity and longing.

So why are some teens suddenly so apt to distract, sneak up on, or otherwise catch off guard random adults and punch them in the face?  Why are so many kids willing to commit mass shootings of their peers and authority figures?  I have a theory, but it may sound “radical”, so prepare to bear with me.  In short, it is a protest.  It’s a rejection of authority.  These kids don’t know it, but they’re storming metaphorical gates of the house that tyranny built.  Let’s explore how it has come to this.

It all starts with an ideology.  First a group of filthy rich people decide they know what’s best for other people with whom they have no connection, so they hire figureheads with qualities particularly appealing to the base of people they want to control.  The rich people tell their figureheads what to say and how to say it, and they send the figureheads out to the masses to spread lies.  The filthy rich people know that people believe what they want to believe, because the human species is principally susceptible to faith and confidence.  They start with a message of fictive kinship in an attempt to bond their future subordinates with one another as this allows for horizontal ostracism.

So out march the figureheads spreading a bunch of nonsensical ideology about equality and fairness.  The key here is to maintain the masses’ focus on each other’s’ worth as this fans the flames of social ostracism away from themselves and toward those whom they’d like to reign over.  The figureheads dispense copious amounts of rhetoric into the ears of the people they want to control, and bestow even more symbolic propaganda to their eyes. They talk about a world in which “all men (and women) are created equal” and where “no child can be left behind”.  They spend years convincing people that there are problems amongst humanity to which being governed is the key to the solution.  This must be done over many years, otherwise people would simply remember that the reason the problems exist is that the government is forcing people to behave unnaturally.

Different figureheads are dispatched with different messages.  Some spout off about racial inequality.  Some are hired to lie about ways to bring people out of poverty.  Some figureheads are hired to behave empathetically toward the prison population, while others are hired to be their adversaries and drivel about the need for more harsh incarcerations.  Some bloviate about social injustices and the necessity for government programs to affect positive change for the underprivileged.  Some are hired to infect their listeners with fear of economic collapse, mysterious terrorist-societies far, far away, and other irreconcilable threats to their subjects’ comfortable lifestyles.  Thus, would- be normal folk are transformed into worry-warts and begin taking sides within their communities.

Of course this is all bullshit.  No sane person would step back, think about what is being told to them, and then fall in line willingly with no sense of contempt for the status quo.  Nobody who wakes up when they decide to, uses the toothbrush they decided works best for their needs, eats what they want to eat for breakfast, wears what they choose to wear for the day, travels however they feel like traveling (by foot, bicycle, moped, Segway, car, truck, train, plane, helicopter, etc), works where they choose to work, earns what they agreed to be paid, dates whomever they choose to date, becomes intimate with whomever they choose, watches whichever programs they want to watch, buys whichever products they want to buy whenever they want to buy them, etc, etc, etc, ALL WITHOUT GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE, would hear a hired manipulator say to them “You must purchase this type of product, the product must meet my standards, and you must be in possession of this product by this time,” and think this is acceptable.

Alright, some abused children may have grown up to accept this sort of horrifying overreach by authorities, but the majority of people would tell a government official to “F*** off” if that official didn’t have millions of hired guns to back them up.  

For the most part, children are manipulated and coerced into being obedient.  They are not negotiated with; they’re not trusted to make decisions and guided through the results of their mistakes with compassion.  Instead they’re hit when they make mistakes, shouted at when they disappoint, humiliated when they don’t succeed academically, bribed when they’re noncompliant, and dispatched to the care of public schools (an institution void of emotion and founded on coercion and theft) for thousands of hours throughout their most developmental and creative years.  Children spend the majority of these most impressionable years forced into small rooms full of their peers, forced to memorize small bits of information which, when pieced together over decades, brand the children in their own mind’s eyes.  Kids grow up without a sense of self outside of the image that’s been painted for them.  They are molded to think of themselves as lesser than the government and subservient by duty to it. They’re taught that their friends are the Police, Firefighters, Teachers, Librarians, Mailmen, Park Rangers… and all government employees.  They’re taught that people who sit in judgment of others for possession of arbitrary vegetation, and dictate how much time they’ll spend being sexually assaulted in a cage, are honorable and deserving of much respect.

Children are brainwashed and abused and manipulated by nearly every authority figure they meet throughout their childhoods.  At some point they start to see the hypocrisy, and in the age of information they’re beginning to see it more clearly and earlier.  

They realize that the police have no real ethics, no logical rationale; they simply work for a paycheck.  Police hold-up, rob, kidnap, imprison, and subject to atrocious sexual abuse, any person they can by law, if they want to at that time (depending on how much paperwork they’re willing to do that evening).  Police really are just doing their job – enforcing any laws. 

Laws are experiments based on the opinions of a few very wealthy people who do not, and cannot, relate to your individual life.  We are forced to comply by living under the constant threat of violence.

Teachers are paid with money stolen from their students’ parents!  People who’ve never been to the students’ neighborhoods force at literal gunpoint the extraction of their parents money, and then they mandate that the children be indoctrinated in the public schools with specific  information designed to brainwash them into being controllable. 

Kids realize that they have no clue how the world works. They know they’ve wasted extraordinary amounts of time being force fed useless factoids. They have no hope for starting a legitimate business, they don’t know how. They can’t balance a checkbook – they’re completely financially illiterate. A fifteen year old has the mental capacity and physical fortitude to run a very small business, but a fifteen year old forced to memorize capital cities, dates of wars, and brainwashed into thinking that society ows them a place at the table cannot. 

Every year more adolescents are drugged with anti-depressants, and speed, and they’re told that there’s something wrong with them, because they can’t focus on “their” studies.  They’re placed in counseling sessions where an adult sits with them and listens to their warped feelings and continues the lie that they’re feeling unnatural and so they need meds to help them acclimate to the demands of the government. Rather than stop hitting our toddlers, American society has stooped to drugging their children with the hope that they won’t be able to see reality through the fog of narcotics. 

Today, the kids can see. They open their laptops, and log onto their tablets, and “ask Siri” any time they want an answer. They know almost instantaneously if someone is full of it, and holy crap – America is overflowing with it.  

Unfortunately, these underdeveloped minds lack empathy due to a minimum of father figure interaction, and a surplus of physical and vocal abuse. So, no, they don’t understand the risks behind what they’re doing. They don’t get that they’re not being productive, because they don’t know what it is to BE productive.  They simply attempt to exist by entertaining themselves in virtual worlds. And when those virtual worlds stop feeding their needs, they give up. They succumb to “Lord of the Flies” pressure from their unsupervised peers and act out.  What’s worse, those kids who have already become so deluded that they’re hitting unsuspecting men and women in the head are probably too far gone.  And, they cannot be rehabilitated, because they were never habilitated to begin with. 

What’s to be done? How do we keep from living in “A Clockwork Orange”?  Well, first we need to stop hitting our children.  Then we can stop drugging them, and forcing them to waste their lives in public schools. We could start reasoning with them rationally, being honest with them, begin to tell the government to “F*** off” when they mandate our children’s whereabouts and information intake. We can start teaching our children in depth about how currencies work, how they don’t work, and how to work to obtain currencies.  

It’s so overwhelming when taken all at once like this, but when you step back it’s so logical. If we treat our children with respect and honesty and dignity and care we’ll reap caring children.  Or we can continue to beat and berate and drug and lie to our children and concoct more advanced versions of the “knockout game”.

The Critical Thread of ’98 – Why It Matters Today

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As I time-travel back to 1998, in my mind, I remember all sorts of exciting things that were happening in my life.  I was 13 years old and had recently graduated the sixth grade at the K-6 grade school I’d been attending.  That summer my family moved from a relatively small condo in the South-Bay Area to a large house with a huge yard in the suburbs of the East-Bay.  I made new life-long friends that summer, smoked my first cigarette, and did a whole bunch of awesome stuff that I look back on fondly.  But something else happened that year that broke a particular strand of critical thread linking the American people to their rulers.

In 1998 President Bill Clinton was found to have received oral sex from a 22 year old intern and to have inserted a cigar-tube into her lady-part (I believe these instances occurred on separate days).  While at face-value this is a fairly hilarious thing to hear, it strikes me on several deeper levels.  I’m no prude, and I have had my fair share of questionable sexual encounters, but when closely examining this President’s actions I can’t help but wonder where the outrage was and why it wasn’t more apparent.

The position of the President of the United States (POTUS) is one of incredible honor and world-wide distinction as the face of American values.  Not only does the POTUS represent an authority over his American subjects, the person holding this position represents the absolute best America has to offer.  This person is supposed to be unwavering in their conviction to ethics and incredibly strong willed in order to bolster respect from all people of the world on behalf of the Americans.

It is disgusting that the President at that time was unable to refrain from grossly abusing his power and position to seduce an impressionable, young woman.    It is incredible that he was unable to resist the urge to break his marital vows over the course of his presidency.  It is wildly strange that he had/has an object-penetration fetish!  When I heard the viewpoint, “What goes on in his personal life is his business”, I agreed.  It most certainly is his business.  But as I’ve grown older and gained some perspective it occurs to me that it truly is the business of the American people. 

It is a subservient mentality that allowed this guy to continue his reign.  Not only does the POTUS represent the American people, he works for them.  He is an employee hired to be the face of the country.  Sure, he has other responsibilities, but his primary role is that of a hood ornament impressing the eyes of the rest of the world as he peacocks in his limousines, travels in private jumbo-jets, maintains a crisp, clean appearance at all times, flaunts his nice-looking family, and makes fairly vague and mostly bloviating speeches.  He is supposed to show off his integrity and strength of mind and capabilities to the world.

Instead, the guy we hired preyed upon an ambitious intern, cheated on his wife, lied about it, and then quibbled over the meaning of the word “is” in his defense during his impeachment trial.  What a pathetic loser.

Looking back, I can’t help but wonder how the American people allowed him to go on representing them.  If a business owner hears on the news that his receptionist was caught slobbering on the lap of his CEO with a foreign object protruding from her rectum in the conference room, and then the CEO lies about it on air…the CEO loses his job lickety-split (in most cases; companies related to the pornography industry are potentially exempt from this assertion). 

What’s more unreal is the obvious breakdown in the government system.  I find it absurd that a guy like Bill Clinton rose through the ranks of government to become the most influential and the most powerful person in the world.  Unfortunately, the explanation is simple; the governments that rule over the world’s people have no filters, therefore, those most enticed by the opportunity to obtain power over others go there and find success.

The Clinton scandal was a travesty, but the American people’s reaction to it was a devastating blow to the expectations and standards held to the position of the POTUS.  Since that time Presidents have been allowed to lie outright to their employers (us) resulting in a role-reversal of epic proportions.  In the last decade American Presidents’ lies have allowed government to send many thousands of American subjects to their deaths in unjustified wars, allowed for the murder of hundreds of thousands of citizens of foreign nations, removed an untold amount of liberties native to America and vital to the definition of freedom, etc, etc, etc. 

And it isn’t ending.  Americans’ acceptance of presidential lies has now allowed for a government takeover of the most basic individual responsibility and natural right; that is to provide one’s self with health.  I’m afraid all is lost if the American people don’t take to the streets now.  If they don’t raise an immense amount of backlash against Barack Obama for lying over and over in order to buffoonarize the American public, and trick them into re-electing his administration.  If he is not removed from office for his transgressions against them as the representative of American integrity and strength the bar will truly be set.  He lied, and this time it wasn’t about sexual fetishes, or personal commitments to a spouse; it was to cover up the atrociously adverse effects of his proposed legacy-legislation on his subjects.  It was to deceive the American people regarding how their wealth would be redistributed, and how many B-B-B-Billions of tax-dollars would be fraudulently abused and wasted in his program.

Even though a womanizing liar with a fetish for cramming phallic-shaped objects into young women made it through to the top the government system and was able to hold his position even after his subjects found out, I do have hope.  I have a shred of hope that this liar will be dispatched to the realm of Nixon; perhaps we could reconnect the thread that lets the POTUS know not only are we watching, we give a shit!