Wendell Berry…(Hero)

Over the last 10 years, I found myself intrigued with how man sees things through so many different lenses, warn by each and every one of us occupying this planet,so this curiosity brought me to writers like John Muir, Chris Hedges, Frederick Douglass, Ann Rand, and so on (Though I found objectivism to be a very cold state of things)…Then I stumbled on a philosopher Søren Kierkegaard that took me down a whole other path of observation, Faith, politics, and what he describes as “Group Think” and the danger and intellectual dishonesty that “Group Think” inspires among the masses, and brought me to the addictive world of Philosophy, I may never be the same again…lol…BUT this man here, on this video, Wendell Berry, AKA, The Angry Farmer, I think is one of the most honest, sincere thinkers of our time, and his writings are a powerhouse of painful truth and beauty… so I thought Id post this Video of Mr Berry being interviewed on the Bill Moyer show…Dont let this slow speaking Virginian farmer fool you for a second, he is a cutting edged intellect and author on a mission, and he has fire in his pen, but love in his heart for the land, and the people in it…Enjoy….

Cultural discourse…

th-1Glenn Greenwald expressed on PBS tonight…And Im paraphrasing…”Extremism becomes normal after its been implemented for a short wile into a culture…Civil liberties today, or the lack of it, are the norm for the youths today, they were 5 when the patriot act was implemented and now view our current political paradigm as normal…Our leaders no longer fear any repercussions for their actions, and now pretty much do as they please”…end of quote… Im not sure what his political persuasion is, and I dont really care. I wouldn’t give a nickel for either side of the partisanship dance in this day and age, but I do care about witnessing the country I grew up in turn into something I dont recognize anymore, and all this within the span of the last two presidencies, and since 911…Pharmaceuticals, massive entertainment, plenty of beer and wine, and a media that dose a bang up, first class job, in distributing discourse amongst the population, and diabolically manages to keep all the anger directed one group to another, so the real perpetrators of harm are a secondary focus…all this, and young people today seeing this “the norm” is a very disturbing thought…

Dysautonomia…

I was diagnosed with Dysautonomia, and severe ulcerative colitis about 7 years ago, after 10 years of being tossed around the professional medical merry go round, from one hospital to another, before even getting a diagnoses other then the diagnoses for colitis, which is pretty easily recognized…This illness leaves the visual observations of the doctor, seeing little to no symptoms at all until they start to do metabolic testing, then the physicians sit up and take note rather quickly…Day to day management of this is insane. Ill save you the details, but I can say I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Myself, I have a very strict methodology I stick with, and this means little to no variations in diet, sleep, stress, daily exercise, and careful social interactions to help keep this in check…But it has to rob a person of most interactions with others socially, because of the symptoms that are regularly beating you down, so isolation tends to evolve out of this disorder unless someone really learns to manage the symptoms internally, and by a strict day to day regiment, which I think, I have done pretty well with over the years. Having a conversation with someone wile the world is spinning (vertigo), and your BP is dropping like a rock is a real tricky thing to feel wile going about your day…Internal temperature control is like a chinese fire drill, the body cant adjust to temperature changes, and the inflammatory interactions systemically can be frightening when they kick off colitis, or some other organ response to this dance. Iv been hospitalized with ulcerative colitis and near died 3 years ago, and Im convinced it all revolves around Dysautonomia somehow, autoimmune system disfunction, metabolic disfunction, inflammation which presents for me, similar to MS, makes this an illness that needs some attention brought to the table as soon as possible…. Just repost the video and help get some attention to this I also have a video I did myself with Inside Edition after my kid sister Brittany Murphy died thats online, post it, and help shed a little light on the matter..Help us get some attention to this, so maybe science will invest some resources into this uglyness, so the young people dealing with this today get a fighting chance…If not, kiss my butt…lol…just kiddin

Being a Christian Today…

th-3th-4German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed on April 9, 1945, for his outspoken defiance of the Nazi regime.

 

 

Being a Christian today…I will never be able to embrace the ideology of the so called modern day “mainline Christianity” that has managed to, in part, place itself, as humans that know Gods mind well enough to judge everything and everyone around them within our culture. I think Jesus might have something to say about this. And the notion that somehow extrapolating, and cherry picking verses out of the Bible to construct a soap box to stand on and judge from, actually means that God is giving us a hall pass to represent Him directly to breed discourse into our environment is just plain crazy in my mind…Christ himself preached love for God, and love for our brothers and sisters, and yet we hold to doctrines of judgment and bigotry cultivated historically by men within the construct of selfish intention, and call it Gods breath…So I think the next time we have our bony little fingers pointing at someone in judgment, we should remember their are 3 pointing right back at us. Follow Christ, leave man and his interpretive, ego centered nature, and the fruit that it bares, to itself…

Just a rant…

I think we have to stop the madness at its ignition system, the ignition is always kicked off by anger and blame that is spoon fed to us my our politicians,  the media, and our chosen ideological peer groups…twisting everything to their advantage, using history, religion, and political dogmas to perpetuate their agendas, which is usually MONEY, POWER,  GREED, and EGO driven self centeredness … If we buy into it, it dosent work toward cultivating any kind of peace, now, or for the future, and the pity of it all, is that our culture today is so saturated with Pharmaceutical intervention (syc drugs), Media hypnosis, an undereducated populous, that all this has severally fragmented and disturbed our cultural mind set, to the point of total bias driven political and ideological positions that are saturating many people with anger and distrust for one another.  This system has us kinda stuck in the mud, and we really need to give ourselves a push forward from outside the car, wile someone inside the car hits the execrator, metaphorically speaking. Money men dont want any of us getting along out of fear we might change the game up on them if we do start to get along with each other and see through this divide and conquer system that has always worked for them in the past. Its hard to even find what facts are true and what facts are fabricated these days now that corporate america has their bony little hands all over the media too… I dont have a problem with the original intent of corporation and how it was meant to serve and be served, I just  have a problem with what we have managed to do to pervert this once great idea that was meant to enrich both the community and the corporation in turn, making a better life for all…But no, Greed once again, and all throughout history manages to corrupt itself by corrupting everything around them in the name of Power…Weather you are a Liberal, a Democrat, a Republican, Muslim, Christian, Atheist, Agnostic, or Hindu…Learning respect, tolerance, and how to treat people with care will be top priority very shortly down the road, or we will implode in short order…Just sayin

Hypocrisy…The parasite that never dies…

Partisanship beliefs tend to polarize and fragment people, cultures, and our race in general to the point of breeding discourse, bigotry, and hate, to our homes, schools, and our world in general,weather it be religion, or politics…I feel the fragmentation in Churches and other cultural paradigms in general today, more then ever, are far more dangerous then in any one other time in history…Political, and cultural “group think”, closed off exclusivity, and man made doctrinal views that tend to lend themselves to supposedly endowing us, so called believers, with the ridicules notion that we are in a position to judge, and convey to our brothers and sisters, that dont believe the way we do, what God has in store for them, which is always sending them straight to hell, is both, insane, and evil in nature…Who of us knows Gods mind in part, let alone in full..We need to get our shit together here, and realize people see life through different lenses, and respect that fact, or we are doomed to fail. Christ was, and is, INCLUSIVE, all Loving, all knowing, all encompassing, and yet somehow, we in this country, and abroad, have managed to package it, sell it, and twist it up beyond recognition to suit our own needs … then we even wonder why the secular community turns away from us in utter contempt. We now practice what WE preach, and NOT what HE preached (Christ)…At this point, we stand no chance of us, as people who posture ourselves as followers of Christ, being introduced to Christ and His love through this indoctrinated, man made ministering of judment and discourse we have cultivated over the last 1800 years or so. We have lost our way, and still have the arrogance to still stand on our soap box and proclaim Christ as we work against everything He taught us, and everything He died for on the cross, then turn right around and dam everyone to hell that dosent follow us on this path to insanity …We need to Wake up!!!

Minister Phelps and his mission of hate…

I grew up in a somewhat well known criminal family in the north east from birth. I dident know a bass ball bat was used for a game till I went to school, so I know hate and violence pretty well, and know it up close and personal, and the self perpetuating organism for what it is, evil… Love of God, and the love for playing music, and the arts in general moved me far away from the illness cultivated by this foul force that seems to feed on us from both outside and in…Chris Hetchens even stated  “we need this word, Evil in our vocabulary, “and hes certainly not a religious man, just a man who has drawn that conclusion based on his observations as he walk through his life… Its no longer a religious word.  It dose describe a very real force we have to contend with in our lives…Hate feeds on itself, and has to also be feed from outside itself to survive,( yes, this is my own subjective view cultivated by my own walk on this fantastic rock) …We all have a choice weather to allow this to feed on us, or not. Hate uses all facets of the human condition to render its hosts helpless, so it can nourish itself and expand its ugly agenda … In a perfect world, it would starve itself to death, but, as we all know this world is a tad bit on the imperfect side, and the only thing we can do is not let it feed on us at every turn…Maybe by us withholding our contribution to its daily portion of nourishment, from, it, might contribute to the cause… Which is peace. Men like Mr Phelps leave behind a trail of discourse, and hate, that will set us back as a culture for a few years to come, but we can use his blinding, misguided, perverse interpretation of what perversion is to him and his followers , to maybe shine a light into this otherwise dark cave of the dead leading the dead…

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