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 paradigm 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 on us by the same group of very clever Apes that have had control over us, 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a war based economy, and diversion being so very important to the survival of this old school, ugly, parasitic, and outdated manner of “business as usual”, when the intentional diversion being fabricated by these Apes begins to fade into something like a dog not paying attention to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, take!, and point us once again back toward safe mode, (for them) and continue with their business of, “rapeing 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. 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 cant 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

The industrialization of Jazz…?.

imagesThis hits home for me, I was a 15 year old kid taking the subway to all the village jazz clubs to hear guys like Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, The Gil Evans band, and everyone else that came to town, the music was alive and organic, and screamed with fire…Then production companies like CTI records, and the rest of the new order came along and slowly watered the music down to sell records, and 10 years later, Lollipop Jazz was born, and most all the great jazz clubs slowly disappeared into the yesteryear…Many famous Jazz artists became employed by major universities who in turn taught students what to play, the licks of all the great players, that did have their own voice, creating parrots instead of artists, in turn, those artists trained the public to hear what they were doing as “the real deal” …Gotta shake my head, industrialized Jazz,. Like farming, like community, like fashion, food supply, land developing, and world domination wasn’t enough! that had to mess with the Jazz ! Oh no, ! say it ain’t so…And now its excepted, packaged, and spoon fed to the masses like politics….Money is made by the production companies, and the production companies are in charge of the artistic content these days, and the artists think their in charge of the content by way of long term brain washing…The music didn’t die, but it is in a deep deep coma!…I’ve played with some great musicians at loft sessions, late night sets at friends gigs, and so on, back in the 70’s, they don’t do it that much anymore, this country has sold its artists out to corporate control at every turn over the last 40 years, slowly and methodically…If only young artists knew the intensity, and passion that was here before the production companies took over creative control they would be marching at the Lincoln Memorial as we speak, holding up saxophones and trombones, and guitars high in the air, and demanding freedom for quarter notes and pentatonic scales to be freely placed where the artists deems fit, and not where the production companies direct the artists to place them without their knowledge of the manipulation that is taking place as the artists thinks he or she is doing the creating … Of course, this an overview, and a vast generalization which I am taking the liberty to enjoy, and exceptions to this subjective observation are taken into account…

C.G. Jung, God, Man

imagesI must admit it warms my heart to know that “the powers that be” are so well educated in Jung, and his contemporaries, and have been able to maintain such effective farming techniques (human farming techniques) that continue to provide the planet with such kindness, and the spirit of brotherhood amongst such a diverse population on this planet, and yet, ask nothing in return, but to be pleased…NOT !!!

A word from Jung…“A group experience takes place on a lower level of consciousness than the experience of an individual. This is due to the fact that, when many people gather together to share one common emotion, the total psyche emerging from the group is below the level of the individual psyche. If it is a very large group, the collective psyche will be more like the psyche of an animal, which is the reason why the ethical attitude of large organizations is always doubtful. The psychology of a large crowd inevitably sinks to the level of mob psychology. If, therefore, I have a so-called collective experience as a member of a group, it takes place on a lower level of consciousness than if I had the experience by myself alone.” C.G. Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious…

The very nature of man in my view ( the overall sense, not individuals, that would be very unfair, and paint man with too broad a stroke) is to exploit anything and everything in sight to further his, or hers own illusion of ownership and control, and to fulfill a false sense of elevation and satisfaction within these individuals, or groups perceptions, with what they feel is needed to be in control of their destiny, and also in the cases of global control, everyone’s destiny, if at all possible. Hence, the Herd is rounded up and controlled by any means possible, politics, media, religion, race, pharmaceuticals,and so on, and conditioned by means of all the things listed above, then, a cultural landscape is created, by the lesser of mans attributes, greed, pride, and so on, instead of the greater, love, and God…

So, for me, after many years of seeing this redundant apparatus at work in all areas of social, economic, and cultural life starring me right in the face, I had to look outside the box for some sense of authenticity in terms of God, because the herd seems to have been so mislead by these man made paradigms that even God has been taken hostage to this madness …

But there have men like Augustine, St Isaac, Kierkegaard, Bonhoeffer, Lewis, Gandhi, Lao Tzu and many others who offered some assistance in deconstructing the man made illusions, and allowed me to reassess for myself, where God is in all this, and come to some conclusion….Conclusions being “God is” ! and man is attempting to find his way. Subjectivity then begins to take its place. There, for me, and even within all that, thats just another herd…lol… this would be another topic…

Cant we all just get along…?

imgresThe common thread here, is in my view, if you look close enough, the human propensity to dig deep inside, down past all the materialism, greed, hate, and manufactured mass hypnosis that both captivates us, and propels us to act like apes instead of human beings, and the illusionary need to follow the herd whether it leads off a cliff or to a lynching, and find, after all is said and done, we all are part of the same race, the human race. These quotes reflect the common thread of our better natures…

“Judgement is the forbidden objectivization of the other person which destroys single-minded love. I am not forbidden to have my own thoughts about the other person, to realize his shortcomings, but only to the extent that it offers to me an occasion for forgiveness and unconditional love, as Jesus proves to me.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Christian

“I do not want followers who are righteous, rather I want followers who are too busy doing good that they won’t have time to do bad.” – Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, A Jew

“I never wavered in my certainty that God did not exist. I was simply liberated by the thought that there might be a way to engage with religion without having to subscribe to its supernatural content – a way, to put it in more abstract terms, to think about Fathers without upsetting my respectful memory of my own father. I recognized that my continuing resistance to theories of an afterlife or of heavenly residents was no justification for giving up on the music, buildings, prayers, rituals, feasts, shrines, pilgrimages, communal meals and illustrated manuscripts of the faiths.”
Alain de Botton, An Atheists

“Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.”
Buddha

What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured. Muhammad, Muslim

“If people but knew their own religion, how tolerant they would become, and how free from any grudge against the religion of others.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan, Universal Sufism

1 John 4:8
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love”.

At this point in time I hope we wake up before we hit the wall with this socioeconomic, smoke and mirror game we have had hitting us between the eyes 24/7,  every day now for the past 40 years…Technology and a very large population, along with the constant intentional polarization of the population, won’t allow for us to continue along the same path for much longer, change is imperative at this point…

Edward Bernays…

imagesEdward Bernays … I became both fascinated, and horrified by this man after reading a short bio about him and the effects he had directly on the American culture. Bernays was the nephew of Sigmund Freud, Bernays was also known to us as “the father of public relations”, and thats putting it mildly, he combined, what I believe he derived from nietzsche’s views on the human beings propensity to live within the “herd instinct,” along with Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology, and his uncle Siggy’s psychoanalytical ideas, and with all this, I believe, he changed this country into the consumer culture that it is today, but thats just my take all this. His most famous campaign was the women’s cigarette smoking campaign in 1920s, look it up it will blow your mind, Quote from unknown author…”Bernay’s vision was of a utopian society in which individuals’ dangerous libidinal energies, the psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives that Bernays viewed as inherently dangerous given his observation of societies like the Germans under Hitler, could be harnessed and channeled by a corporate elite for economic benefit. Through the use of mass production, big business could fulfill the constant cravings of the inherently irrational and desire-driven masses,simultaneously securing the niche of a mass production economy (even in peacetime), as well as setting the dangerous animal urges that threatened to tear society apart if left unquelled” end of quote …Bernays quotes “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 Bernays
This coming from the master himself in terms of being, the main man, the go to guy, for implementing this massive, mass hypnosis upon the American culture! They have been training us like monkeys, knowing we want, or need, to be trained…lol …This is a short list of his clients… Dodge Motors, the fluoridationists of the Public Health Service, (Thats a whole other can of crazy there)…Procter & Gamble, the American Tobacco Company, Cartier Inc., Best Foods, CBS, General Electric, The United States Government! (again, another can of REAL crazy there)… I mean this guy is the best kept secret in American history!…Well, it intrigues the stuffing out of me anyway…

Fundamentalist Atheism, and Theism…SMH!

imgresWho is better equipped to protect the City, Batman, or Spiderman? Theism vs Atheism, (Im Christian, thats me)..I see this topic coming up all over the place, and I have to scratch my head, just about, every time…Worship at the altar of this, or that, in my view God provided us with free will, and the capacity to respect one another, and the views that come from honest, well intentioned people, whether they be this, or, be that…Mo-Def said it best, “everyone has something they believe in, and holds onto with all ten fingers and ten toes, and I call that religion, weather your call it that or not” he was directing that toward Bill Maher, and Chris Hitchens, both men became very uncomfortable with his assertion…I would think a reasonable person would go out of their way to see the world through someone else’s glasses, to allow themselves to have another view, of that world, at the very least…My favorite Philosophers are Kierkegaard and Nietzsche…Adrian De Botton, and Wendell Berry, two Atheists, and two Theists, all four brilliant…Is Dr Francis Collins any less a scientists because he is a Christian? Is Ludwig Wittgenstein any less a Philosopher because he was a Jewish, gay, Atheists? I dont think so, is Batman a believer,or Spiderman? or are they Agnostic? …The Big Questions, as Soren Kierkegaard puts it..”When it comes to the big Questions, The opinion of the group, is invariably the wrong one”. Personally, I agree with that…Then there’s the the question of respect and consideration for others, and the responsibility as intelligent human beings to tread respectfully on matters that may be of more value to one group then another. This should be of value to everyone, unless, one thinks, his or her glasses that they see life through actually show the world as it really is..That would be a pity…And a misuse of any super powers one might possess, personally I think Spiderman might be a better choice to protect the City, but that doesn’t mean I dont pay close attention to what Batman is up to, and all he does for the City…pS, if it aint about da love, it aint about nothin…Anti fundamentalist fundamentalist atheists”, reminds me of Noam Chomsky calling Hitchens, Harris and Dawkins Religious fanatics….I think when it comes to these highly volatile topics, it really helps to painstakingly attempt to exchange glasses for a moment and try and see things though the other persons lens…I came to the Gospels at the late age of 45, I come from a organized crime family back east, and didn’t know baseball bats were used for a ball game till I went to school, and my family was Catholic, not a good foundation for understanding religion, God, politics, and human behavior…lol…Anyway, in my coming to except the Gospels, I did this in a room, ill, with just myself and the text, and a lot of prayer. I changed from the inside out, the only problem was, when I became healthy again, and went out into the churches, I was blown away by what I saw out there in reference to, what I embraced as Christ and His message, and what the mainline Christian community was exercising as “The Word”…After 2 years of putting myself through that hell trying to understand this American European Christian paradigm, I had to disappear into my own space again, and go from there…I thought they were all from some other planet, or I was…The message of Christ turned into profit, and damnation on our fellow man for things that didn’t fit that particular denominations agenda, and the continuous bombardment of hate toward gays, all wrapped up neatly in the fabric of Biblical discernment, while most these pious members left the church and lived like heathens the rest of the week, was just to much to handle, even for a guy that was brought up in one hard social eco systems …As a professional musician, at least half my closest friends are Atheists and Agnostics, so I have never suffered from any discomfort in terms of Theism/Atheism and we have tossed the two world views around more times then I can remember without so much as a ruffled feather. Im a Christian, thats looked upon in most church environments, as a heretic, I realize that, but I’m in good company I believe, Soren Kierkegaard, Wendell Berry, Chris Hedges,not to be a bad bunch… Now…Why would I believe that evolution is problematic to Christianity? Dr Francis S. Collins, head of the Human Genome Project,is a devoted Christian who has brought some very powerful evidence to the table in endorsement of evolution, and he is a straight up Christian, Collins states…”One of the main reasons I wrote The Language of God (His book) was to try to put forward a comfortable synthesis of what science teaches us about the natural world and what faith teaches us about God. Yet it seems to be a pretty well kept secret these days that the scientific approach and the spiritual approach are compatible. I think we’ve allowed for too long extreme voices to dominate the stage in a way that has led many people to assume that’s all there is. The thesis of my book is that there is no need for this battle. In fact, it’s a destructive battle. And we as a society would be well served to recover that happy middle ground where people have been for most of human history”…End of quote, I see the bible as 66 or 73 books compiled within the context of History, Poetry, Prophecy, Hyperbole, Parables and so on, literalism seems plain off the mark in my view if its applied to the entire text, one has to be able to see the forest through the trees, or else he or she will be snagged by the sharp and nasty hook of “Group Think” and fundamentalism, which in my view will reach out and choke you to death, it’s destructive weather it is derived within the confines of Christianity, secular humanism, or Atheism. It needs to be thought through in order to see its destructiveness…I see God everywhere, from the The Fibonacci Sequence, right through to the Human Genome, and all inbetween, so did Newton, and a multitude of other scientists, and regular folk, like myself, but also, many a great scientists, did not, and do not! Why is this a problem?…Which scientists do we give more credence to? I would say the neither, I would even go so far as to say, it is a very ignorant person that would not realize the major contributions to Science, Philosophy, The Arts, and all other areas of mans expression coming from Atheists and Theists a like…Those famous words always ring in my ear, “cant we all just get along?” And he said that after taking one hell of a beating…

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