Specialization…

imagesI ran across a post on a friends wall today where they were talking about the specialized culture we now live in, where “the wholeness” of man has been divided into divisions upon divisions, all in the name of cutting edge science, and progress, whether it be this or that…Specialization of “this and that,” medicine, food, education, industry, &c. has replaced the “wholeness” of what it is to be a healthy self sufficient human being. So now through a very planned progression of industrial expansionism (in my view), robs us of our identity, self sufficiency, and individuality, and replaces it with an illusion of progress, and a reliance on that very progress to get us from day to day… This is an excerpt from an author who can articulate this far better than myself…Its worth the read.

“A system of specialization requires the abdication to specialists of various competences and responsibilities that were once personal and universal. Thus, the average—one is tempted to say ideal—American citizen now consigns the problem of food production to agriculturalists and “agribusinessmen,” the problem of health to doctors and sanitation experts, the problems of education to school teachers and educators, the problems of conservation to conservationists, and so on. This supposedly fortunate citizen is therefore left with only two concerns: making money and entertaining himself. He earns money, typically as a specialist, working an eight-hour day at a job for the quality or consequences of which somebody else—or, perhaps more typically, nobody else—will be responsible. And not surprisingly, since he can do so little else for himself, he is even unable to entertain himself, for there exists an enormous industry of exorbitantly expensive specialists whose purpose is to entertain him.

The beneficiary of this regime of specialists ought to be the happiest of mortals—or so we are expected to believe. All of his vital concerns are in the hands of certified experts. He is a certified expert himself and as such he earns more money in a year than all his great-grandparents put together. Between stints at his job he has nothing to do but mow his lawn with a sit-down lawn mower, or watch other certified experts on television. At suppertime he may eat a tray of ready-prepared food, which he and his wife (also a certified expert) procure at the cost only of money, transportation, and the pushing of a button. For a few minutes between supper and sleep he may catch a glimpse of his children, who since breakfast have been in the care of education experts, basketball or marching-band experts, or perhaps legal experts.

The fact is, however, that this is probably the most unhappy average citizen in the history of the world. He has not the power to provide himself with anything but money, and his money is inflating like a balloon and drifting away, subject to historical circumstance and the power of other people. From morning to night he does not touch anything that he has produced himself, in which he can take pride. For all his leisure and recreation, he feels bad, he looks bad, he is overweight, his health is poor. His air, water, and food are all known to contain poisons. There is a fair chance that he will die of suffocation. He suspects that his love life is not as fulfilling as other people’s. He wishes that he had been born sooner, or later. He does not know why his children are the way they are. He does not understand what they say. He does not care much and does not know why he does not care. He does not know what his wife wants or what he wants. Certain advertisements and pictures in magazines make him suspect that he is basically unattractive. He feels that all his possessions are under threat of pillage. He does not know what he would do if he lost his job, if the economy failed, if the utility companies failed, if the police went on strike, if the truckers went on strike, if his wife left him, if his children ran away, if he should be found to be incurably ill. And for these anxieties, of course, he consults certified experts, who in turn consult certified experts about their anxieties.

It is rarely considered that this average citizen is anxious because he ought to be—because he still has some gumption that he has not yet given up in deference to the experts. He ought to be anxious, because he his helpless. That he is dependent upon so many specialists, the beneficiary of so much expert help, can only mean that he is a captive, a potential victim.”
Wendell Berry

Augustine of Hippo

poof“And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought.”
Augustine of Hippo

Mans need to feed…

shit headsI look back in history and I see mans propensities, as to his constant need for ownership and control over everything within the grasp of his greedy, dirty little hands, play itself out in everyday life, but the industrialization of “everything” the last hundred years has (from extorting the land, farming, to the Arts, even to our relationships with one another &c.) through mass hypnosis, and propaganda swallowed up everything in sight leaving behind a trail of bodily waists, and broken dreams, emanating from the veracious unfettered appetites of the few, to both maintain and continue to procure more food for themselves to binge on like the obese “Apes” that they are, is just gone to a level that is overwhelming to both the planet, and the creatures that occupy this beautiful and perfect ecosystem.

This corporate/governmental collaboration that both perpetuate and inspire this insidious destructive appetite among themselves, then through propaganda invites us in for this feast, knowing “they” will only be feeding us the dirty little crumbs as “they” ingest the feast. This appetite cant be satisfied with any amount of the flesh or spirit that they consume, they must be extremely vigilante in continuing to re-educate the masses to conform to any changes they may need to implement in order to keep “their” food supply available for “their” ingestion (us, our labors, and everything that else in sight). They have indeed manufactured a social, economic, and artistic prefabricated BOX that robs both men and woman of their capacity to live well, see clearly, and embrace life on life’s natural terms, and have taken away the natural flow that filters life through this magnificent ecological system that turns decay into new life &c., and have held it hostage as a means to an end…”unprecedented consolidation of wealth for the few,”  this perversion operates on all levels of life weather it be in the material realm, or the artistic and Spiritual realms. This economic power base that cultivates all the industrial complexes as it see’s fit, and are tapping directly into the very center of nature, life, and man, and extracting the very life blood out of our existence through entertaining us, and brainwashing us to death.

Sounds to dramatic? I think not! This progression of mans nasty, foul, out of control appetites in general distort the very nature of what was created as a natural landscape of this planet to serve the needs of all the creatures that live here, not  human farming. This violent intervention over these last 100 years by this parasitic infestation of the one percent does great harm, and it doesn’t feel anyone’s pain other then the pain of it’s own loss that may occur if the rape doesn’t continue at its planned pace to ensure the bottom line, “the almighty quarterly report”! this false reflection of what we embrace as progress has made monkeys out of us all, and is destroying the very planet we live on right before our very eyes. And the insanity of it all, is it’s all being done with our consent, by the mere fact we have, (because they allow us to have), the rent paid, food on the table, (for most of us anyway), 100 TV stations to keep us entertained, beer, and if that fails to keep us content, we can go the the doctor and get a prescription for something to adjust our brain chemistry to accommodate our new man made synthetic environment…

Its getting to look more and more like a Franz Kafka novel. Our oceans acidic levels are rising to alarming numbers, waste and chemical pollution in just the last 50 years are like something from a x rated science fiction movie, “x” just by way of not wanting to scare our children half to death from them witnessing the reality of how things really are, and will be for them after we leave them with this byproduct of both extravagant human consumption, and our very bad decision to trust the industrial culture that is being lead by the Billy goats and Apes that are controlling the course of our destiny to fulfill the needs of their insatiable appetites.

Rivers, lakes, even our underground water supply is now being effected. The air quality is just unbelievable in most our major cities around the world, China has the common sense to promote their city populations to ware masks to keep the public health expense bearable … fluoridated drinking water, REALLY! … Farming, and ranching practices, well lets not even go there…Wendell Berry…“The earth, which we all have in common, is our deepest bond, and our behavior toward it cannot help but be an earnest of our consideration for each other and for our descendants. To corrupt or destroy the natural environment is an act of violence not only against the earth but also against those who are dependent on it, including ourselves. To waste the soil is to cause hunger, as direct an aggression as an armed attack; it is an act of violence against the future of the human race.”

We are all complicit in this erosion of the world around us, even though its much easier to point the finger at the “one percent” even though they very well should be pointed too! we do buy all the crap they sell us, and do drive all the smog producing cars and vans that are causing all the health problems for ourselves and our kids, and we do also go along with the programs laid out to us by the Billy goats, and Apes that hold title to this planet and the creatures in it…So I guess we are as much to blame as the “one percent” …OK…Maybe that’s a stretch, but you get my meaning…

A quote from the devil himself Edward Bernays who was a key player in this country’s shift from a manufacturing base, to consumer driven culture … He even tells us how he did this…

“Universal literacy was supposed to educate the common man to control his environment. Once he could read and write he would have a mind fit to rule. So ran the democratic doctrine. But instead of a mind, universal literacy has given him rubber stamps, rubber stamps inked with advertising slogans, with editorials, with published scientific data, with the trivialities of the tabloids and the platitudes of history, but quite innocent of original thought. Each man’s rubber stamps are the duplicates of millions of others, so that when those millions are exposed to the same stimuli, all receive identical imprints. It may seem an exaggeration to say that the American public gets most of its ideas in this wholesale fashion. The mechanism by which ideas are disseminated on a large scale is propaganda, in the broad sense of an organized effort to spread a particular belief or doctrine.”
Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda

Wendell Berry

“But love, sooner or later, forces us out of time. It does not accept that limit. Of all that we feel and do, all the vitues and all the sins, love alone crowds us at last over the edge of the world. For love is always more than a little strange here. It is not explainable or even justifiable. It is itself the justifier. We do not make it. If it did not happen to us, we could not imagine it. It includes the world and time as a pregnant woman includes her child whose wrongs she will suffer and forgive. It is in the world but not altogether of it. It is of eternity. It takes us there when it most holds us here.”
Wendell Berry
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Cornell West…

10342400_10204492861901529_8938703887333304462_nIt seems that we really are at a point in our both national, and evolutionary history that will require a much needed cultural/social paradigm shift if we are going to survive ourselves, the fact is, we as human beings “need” to get past much of the natural propensities of being at this stage of, being human. We seem to just keep falling into the same old position of believing what we have been conditioned to see as, “the way things are and need to be”, as just, “the way it is”. This will have to change one way or another, I pray Cornell is correct here, and a beautiful child will be born from all these many many years of labor pains, both in this country and abroad…Techno aint nothin to be taken for granted, its a game changer…!

A word from Cornell West…

“In these downbeat times, we need as much hope and courage as we do vision and analysis; we must accent the best of each other even as we point out the vicious effects of our racial divide and pernicious consequences of our maldistribution of wealth and power. We simply cannot enter the twenty-first century at each other’s throats, even as we acknowledge the weighty forces of racism, patriarchy, economic inequality, homophobia, and ecological abuse on our necks. We are at a crucial crossroad in the history of this nation–and we either hang together by combating these forces that divide and degrade us or we hang separately. Do we have the intelligence, humor, imagination, courage, tolerance, love, respect, and will to meet the challenge? Time will tell. None of us alone can save the nation or world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.”
Cornel West

Race Relations…

img_2998_copyRace in reality, today, being an artificial human construct cultivated by “the powers that be”, in terms of bullshitting the rest of us humans into believing that race is actually “a thing” AND, that race does in fact separates us from one another, AND needs to be tended too for the safety of all,” is” one nasty tool to keep the culture fragmented. This any half intelligent monkey swing from a tree would realize, is pure bullshit handed down from one group of Apes to another over many generations…The artificial constructs at hand seems to be, to me anyway, the very foundation of our economic foundation today and most yesterdays, history would be a testament to this, and with little effort on our part, we can uncover the truth about “human herding” and controlled outcomes to provide healthy quarterly reports for the elite,  just by setting some time aside, away from the propaganda machine, (TV, News, Radio, movies,Pharmaceuticals, and beer &c.) and place some attention to outside sources of information, (books, lectures, qualified historians &c.).  Its amazing to me we don’t generally make this effort, so we can observe for ourselves, from where this crap is being flug, and from what direction we are being so brutally soiled by this human excrement being tossed at us in such a vigorous manner, all day every day, in the name of this and that, to perpetuate dominance over us by the same group of very clever Apes that have had control, for far too long now.

Being a war based economy, and diversion being so very important to the survival of this old school, ugly, parasitic, and outdated manner of “business as usual”, when the intentional diversion being fabricated by these Apes begins to fade into something like a dog not paying attention to his master because he gets the scent of other dogs across the park, the master will always grab the dog by the face and redirect the dogs attention back to the master, in other words, when all other forms of mass hypnosis fails, and the attention begins to sway away from the shiny things held up to capture the attentions of “the herd” (us), weather it be a political smoke, or a phantom enemy mirror, race will always be the perfect fall back position to once again distract us from what our leaders want us to not see, them doing what they do best, raking us over hot coals!, and point us once again back toward safe mode, (for them) and continue with their business of, “raping everything in sight” and everything under and above the sun…A word from one of the masters of propaganda himself Edward Bernays…“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda

Neuroscience can map out axons, dendrites and neuropathways till the cows come home, watch how our Physical, and, or Psychological pathology reacts to stimuli under every different kind of circumstance, both long term and short, we can study History, Psychology, Philosophy, and still come up with very different views to what a cause, or causes might be to this illness humanity suffers from, and how to rectify it.  Greed, inflated ego, both working together to culminate social artificial constructs to control everyone and everything in sight for the sole purpose of profit and power seem to be a good bet as the cause, now how to rectify this?,  just look to them, they always have the answers. Race, religion, ideology, &c. being the very tools of the trade, and everything from the education process to media being at the fingertips of these men over all these many generations have given them free rein to do anything they need to do to keep the blinders on “the herd” in order to rengle the herd where it needs to be corralled, physically, mentally and emotionally in order to squeeze every drop of life blood out of each and every human being inhabiting this planet, rectification would seems to be counterproductive in terms of their goals, so Im sure no real answers can be had from the mainstream, because they control the main stream. And within all of this madness, they still have the cajones to imply, its all for the betterment of man…lol… And where “The Apes” do their best creative work, and the most interesting in this creative process of debauchery, is (to me anyway), the blame game, blaming this and that, and allowing us to place these illusionary set of values, (given us by the very parasites we have been speaking of), above the rest of humankind, and in turn, that justifies our false judgments of the boogeyman they have convinced us all, lives under the bed!, and thus reassuring us that our rigorous prosecutory propensities that give way to violence and segregation of everything from ideas, to who can live where, and do what, is warranted…

“A great nation is like a great man:
When he makes a mistake, he realizes it.
Having realized it, he admits it.
Having admitted it, he corrects it.
He considers those who point out his faults
as his most benevolent teachers.
He thinks of his enemy
as the shadow that he himself casts.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

We just need to get away from the T.V, and all the rest of these propaganda tools that are interrupting our natural  flow toward bettering ourselves and embracing our humanity…The old guard can’t support the weight, or the stench from the crap they have piled so high in the very world they live in with us, something has to give here…the spell can only be broken by a spirited effort on the part of all of us to look away from the shiny coin hanging from a thin string swaying back and forth in front of our face, while the holder of that string is softly but firmly instructing our subconscious to sleep…

Howard Zinn…Nothing new under the sun…

zinnBefore quoting Howard Zinn … I’m thinking back to the history books we had pushed on us in the late 50’s and 60’s and 70’s when I was in school. I have to shake my head in amazement at all the propaganda that they were spoon feeding us each and every day between the A bomb drills at school, and the blackout drills after dark. The public was in a general state of fear for the most part, but there was reason for concern, as to who was the real boogie man, thats up top you to decide, I have my own thoughts on the matter..But now, with all the information we have access to on the internet today, I can’t see how the reality of “business as usual” isn’t as plain as the nose on our proverbial faces…Look back, WW2, detention camps for Japanese, Germans, and Italians were in effect and utilized, the japanese taking the brunt of that…1970 war on drugs=the industrial prison complex which is now the largest prison population on planet earth, housing a huge population of blacks, browns, and the poor…its the old school rule, keep enough of the population feed, entertained (and now, on pharmaceuticals) with 500 channels just a click away, and you can do just about anything you want to, to whatever people you want to do it too, and no one will even give it a second thought…Were sedated, entertained, and can feed ourselves for the most part, so whats the fuss? The fuss is now very myopic our culture has become as to the awareness of our neighbors, and what has been going on, and still is going on in terms of the people that have been, and are still being sold down the river …Can’t help but wonder what all those empty FEMA camps around the country are really for, look real close at the history of man, one never knows whos next on the list, might just be us..Now that would get our attention…!

Howard Zinn… “Nations are not communities and never have been. The history of any country, presented as the history of a family, conceals the fierce conflicts of interest (sometimes exploding, often repressed) between conquerors and conquered, masters and slaves, capitalists and workers, dominators and dominated in race and sex. And in such as world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners.”
― Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States

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