A Catalyst for Change

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Picking yourself up when you are down is an effort worth learning in this life.  It is amazing how our experience can lead us to some startling conclusions based on what we have witnessed within our own personal realm of experience.  Not having an expectation of what may come about can take a person by surprise.  When we have beliefs about the way the world is supposed to work, and then something happens to completely change our view and opinion we once held with some certainty is indicative of how this body of contrary evidence can degrade and defeat our human spirit.  The phrase “nice guys finish last” is often used when resorting to a philosophy that explains one’s motivational technique to overcome your competition, or maybe an opponent by not “playing by the rules”.  Namely when we do not predicate our behavior on an ethical standard like honesty, integrity or respect, one can still often present the perception they have these qualities often using a public relations rhetorician of sophist to spin the desired event.

Operating under questionable directives, manipulating public opinion with a voice to spin their argument can be observed everyday in social media, or in other broadcasted stories if you dig far enough into the information.  Some people, businesses, government’s, and nations all use various techniques to carry out their agendas in the public domain.  Setting yourself up for success is of course advised to get ahead, but if you succumb to using some devious tactic that would not be considered as a deed having integrity or somehow misrepresents the situation that will favor an outcome that you will profit from, then you fail to hold any esteem in my life.

I have seen first hand how the an influential power can negatively affect those that are held to a higher standard of accountability, and simultaneously how those in leadership roles give far less critical evaluations using the same technique of “selective perceptions” (Texas Sharpshooter), to those who they show favor to.  The politics of their arguments are rooted in ad hominem, straw-man, Texas sharpshooter, appeals to emotion, tu quoque, and other logical fallacious means that are by design used to support their claims since no other contrary factual evidence can be produced to exercise their agenda.

 

Most of the readers indeed should have some experience of being witness to life’s inequities primarily engineered by the politics of being human.  When we find that we cling to a path they may not truly be the best for us under the circumstances, even after all of our rationalizations, fears and the injustices, and if we do not acknowledge the alternatives, we may then forsake our own values and dwell on and cling to the rejection of this choice.  This is a where the hard part will come in; the psychological reconstruction of our thoughts, and how we are to fit into the world.  Seeking the change may be difficult, but if we do find a path in the end that will treat us in accordance to our values, then nothing will be more satisfying and we will be grateful that the angst we once suffered became the catalyst for an honorable change.

I have learned that one must push forward no matter what one may find in times of adversity.  The only way a change becomes a failure is when you do nothing and accept a fate you know will leave you unfulfilled.  Funny how one can commit themselves to a project for three decades, only to find that they have been on a wrong path.  How we despite the evidence continue to try to make the best of it, and find that after placing so much effort and sacrifice into an endeavor, we somehow are left unsatisfied knowing that it took us away from our families, remembering the countless times we gave up personal requests to “help out” ad infinitum.  Our personal health has been compromised due to the years of production in a service industry that seems bleak due to the constant threat of operations coming in using cheaper labor constraints with larger companies that continue to dominate any market share via questionable business practices.  The “bic Lighter” mentality is rife though-out our culture.  Use them up and throw them away.  Appeals to buying from slave labor countries, only to export these immorally produced goods in our country displacing many of our country’s jobs seems to be acceptable to our government.  They themselves are the biggest offenders.

Despite the challenges, we must press on.  We must not engage ourselves in the negative dialectic, but instead create something positive for us.  The world can be a harsh opponent if we concentrate our thoughts on the negative outcomes in life.  To overcome the obstacles we must somehow strive to create the world of our rendering and become ourselves an agent to ameliorate the difficulties.  We may find that it will be hard, that it will be frustrating, but we may just indeed find that in the pursuit for progress there will be a rewarding payoff if we stay the course.

Moonshadow

Cat Stevens

Oh, I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin and hoppin’ on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land,
Oh if I ever lose my hands, Oh if… I won’t have to work no more.
And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,
Yes if I ever lose my eyes, Oh if… I won’t have to cry no more.

Yes I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin’ and hoppin’ on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my legs, I won’t moan, and I won’t beg,
Yes if I ever lose my legs, Oh if… I won’t have to walk no more.
And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,
Yes if I ever lose my mouth, Oh if… I won’t have to talk…

Did it take long to find me? I asked the faithful light.
Did it take long to find me? And are you gonna stay the night?

I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin’ and hoppin’ on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

 

 

 

The Interogation of Enigma and The Architects of Fiction

The Architects of Fiction, the sophists, the propaganda of those that may themselves believe what they are told to believe, but at what price?  The myth’s sold to the public by a colossus opinion generating machine are a common place these days.  What do you stand for?  What sources do you trust?

The tales of many fabricators will go down in recorded history as fact, when they are designed to obfuscate the truth from those that would seek the answers.  These storytellers are just the minions from a distortion of the truth that exceeds even their known biases and collusion’s by the masters of the medium they work in.

There are countless examples of distortion espoused in everyday media, distortion of what is approved for our textbooks in schools, distortion of what is also taught in our classrooms, what is thought be the dominant paradigms of science, history, and religion are likely imposed upon us unless we do not challenge what would be accepted as the status quo.  My first introduction into a deeper understanding of the world was really felt when I became a student of Philosophy.  It was then that I was challenged to think beyond the opinion of others, to question the logic in any given argument.  It was during that time when I was given a toolkit that I could use to overcome the problems that would escape many who did not ask the proper questions about the information they would receive.  I do not claim by any stretch of the imagination that I hold some superior intellect that can thwart the rubbish produced by many of these publications and sources, as I find myself continually struggling to find continuity, and trying to sort out the evidence given.  What I do find to help me in reconciling these questions that I ask is a persistent desire to uncover stories that attract my attention.  Peal the onion skin back one more layer.  I understand there will be many of times I will fail to grasp the whole truth of the matter, but that will not stop me asking the questions.

I reference the Copernican revolution, the Inquisition, The selected books by Constantine when adopting the current known bible we know of today as we have found that there were other sources of books left out called the Gnostic Gospels that were deemed Heresy. (See The gnostic quill)  Also one should include events such as the Trojan Horse, The AIDS virus, 9/11, Chem-trails, Use of Floride, Use of Thiomersal (Mercury) in Vaccines,  Global Warming, The gulf of Tonkin incident, Income Taxes, JFK, Theory of Evolution, Codex Alimentarius, ad infinitum.

As Henley puts it….

I make my living off the Evening News
Just give me something-something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry
Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I don’t have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry
Kick ’em when they’re up
Kick ’em when they’re down
Kick ’em when they’re up
Kick ’em when they’re down
Kick ’em when they’re up
Kick ’em when they’re down
Kick ’em when they’re up
Kick ’em all around
We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who
Comes on at five
She can tell you ’bout the plane crash with a gleam
In her eye
It’s interesting when people die-
Give us dirty laundry
Can we film the operation?
Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a
Running bet
Get the widow on the set!
We need dirty laundry
You don’t really need to find out what’s going on
You don’t really want to know just how far it’s gone
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry
Kick ’em when they’re up
Kick ’em when they’re down
Kick ’em when they’re up
Kick ’em when they’re down
Kick ’em when they’re up
Kick ’em when they’re down
Kick ’em when they’re stiff
Kick ’em all around
Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry
We can do “The Innuendo”
We can dance and sing
When it’s said and done we haven’t told you a thing
We all know that Crap is King
Give us dirty laundry!

Look also to the examples in other medium, as even the fictional accounts of characters runs a very ironic parallel to the world as we know it.  (See Frank Capra’s 1941 movie Meet John Doe, or his 1939 movie Mr Smith Goes to Washington.  Also see Aaron Russo’s 2006 Documentary America: From Freedom to Fascism)

Before you make up your mind about what you see, hear, read, or are led to believe by your peers, think a bit more about where this information came from, who will benefit or profit from it, and who has the power to keep it afloat?  The constitution gave us protections that are eroding from a malignancy and thus is under attack from an assault within our own country.  Thomas Jefferson among others warned us of this.

If https://i2.wp.com/constitutionus.com/images/we_the_people.jpg exercise our ability to sift through the fiction, demand accountability in governance, then maybe we have a chance in sustaining our country until the next coup tries to take us from it.  For now the decision is up to us, for how long this will remain true, I cannot say.

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Educate yourself without the distortions of the nimble minded media.  Look to other sources of information when conducting an investigation into the most serious questions of our time in the political arena’s…. see this next article below

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