Archive for April, 2011

April 28, 2011

Filling the Void

Why is it that modern life in the US seems to be so full? That is an illusion of course. There is space between everything, just ask any quantum physicist. The illusion is pretty convincing until you look closely.

Most Americans get up, drink coffee, get news and go to work. Or so it seems – all society caters to that illusion of busy, busy go forth and be productive. Contemplation is for sissys, those who cannot do – lurk. And the successful people are very shiny and clean in their new cars and clothes so it must be good to be a busy busy productive successful person.

So why are the prophetic voices, our psyches, the songs telling us another story? Words of discontent fill pages of books, and electronic waves of derision for the status quo are filling our e media screens. Hidden solutions are unveiled every day – and the path of evolutionary zeitgeist is burning its trail into our world without permission. Folks across the world protesting and going to jail, yes dying for their beliefs, recognition for all humanity, despite the marriage of William of England.

Where is all this non reality reality coming from? Our traditional sources of information play endless tracks of corporate propaganda portraying the shiny people so free from the conundrum of the working life or working lie as it should be called. The lie of work to be good is a worm in the brain of our souls. Yes there is much to be done, but there is much more done solely for the cause of greed, for and directed by the wealthmongers, for them rich is not rich enough.

Can you eat the worm? If you do it will come out the other end as all good meals do. Then you can wipe yourself clean and do the work, the life that can truly fill you. The void is waiting, bon appetit.

(Disclaimer – no scientific theories were harmed during the composition of this note)

April 19, 2011

Furious and Fragile

We must be convinced of our goodness.
Oppression thrives on our self doubt.
True freedom erases constant need,
denies the payment of our attention.
We become lively in our routines and
…the less becomes more.
Living a short magnificent life
we are as most creatures.
Furious and Fragile.

April 6, 2011

Facebook post Taxation=Justice

Tax is also the nexus between state and citizen, and tax revenues are the lifeblood of the social contract: the very act of taxation has profoundly beneficial effects in fostering better and more accountable government.

Tax is the most important, the most beneficial, and the most sustainable source of finance for development. Tax revenue in Africa, for example, is worth ten times the value of foreign aid. The long-term goal of poor countries must be to replace foreign aid dependency with tax self-reliance. As th
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      Shireman Futurefivehundred Taxation is considered by many smart and thoughtful people to be theft. I’m not saying that is what I think. I think smart taxation and a resonable tax code makes sense especially when it comes to carbon. But I have heard the argument made-fairly well that taxation is just a form of “tribute” to the powerful. Just a thought. But an interesting one. 

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      Jennifer A Hill 

      There is a long debate about taxation. Yes it goes back to our earliest organized govts. The US elite and some fundamentalist has an obsession with personal property as the most important expression of human worth. This is very distorted an…d not rational. But the domination of others is not rational and those who are not white male and christian have had to fight for even the most basic rights in our country. (Votes, right to own property, right to freedom, right to birth control) So its expected that the elite will continue to rationalize their position to keep their wealth at all costs. How else can they convince us that their perversion is a truth?See More
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      Jennifer A Hill 

      These are all my opinions. Its just these are also themes running through the entire recorded history of our species. So I feel that our current circumstances are only a repetition of the past, nothing particularly extraordinary about our a…ge. That is not to say we are unable to change but it seems that man has great difficulty w/ controlling his propensity for domination. Because of that we get civilizations that rationalize their oppression and it sounds good because they are appealing to the most base nature of humans. Its easy to go from hypothalamus demands to the urge to dominate as part of the survival mechanism. We need more than well spoken clean business people. At least some of us do.See More
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April 6, 2011

To: The Elitists and Opressors Re: Your offer on the Social Contract

Dear Elitists and Oppressors,
Thanks for the offer on rewriting the social contract. According to my attorneys and other professionals this would be a loser for me and most women. And for people of color, immigrants, children, the elderly and poor.
So I have to say no thanks to the new social contract. But gee it was nice of you to offer.
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