Posts Tagged common sense
About a week ago I was listening to a news report on the radio which was covering the events taking place in Gaza while drone attacks were being carried out, when something really struck me. The correspondent who was at a hospital in Gaza was asked to describe what he was seeing, and he reported that there were lots and lots of children coming in with severe injuries. He said weapons were being used that burned the victims to a point beyond recognition. He said pieces of body and brains were being picked up from around the area.
At this moment, I noticed just how odd it is, that I’m driving along in my car listening to these events taking place, and for me nothing changes. And I know, there is nothing I can practically physically do in this moment to stop this from happening or really do anything about it directly. There’s no team of people set up to go and immediately deal with such a situation. And it really struck me – why not? Somewhere people’s brains are being smashed out of their heads and people are actually picking up the pieces of others’ brains. Children are being burned beyond recognition. I mean, this is so obviously fucked-up, no one would disagree with that, that this sort of thing falls within the realm of utter insanity that beings would do this unto themselves, and allow this to take place. It’s common sense that even a child can see, that this sort of thing just shouldn’t be taking place, and shouldn’t be allowed to take place.
It was really so bizarre to have access to this information of what is going on in the world, to be able to hear about it, and, well, that’s it. Why is it that when this kind of thing happens it doesn’t go more like:
News person: Hey John, can you tell me what’s happening where you are?
Field correspondent: Sure, I’m at a hospital in Gaza and people are picking up pieces of brains. And lots of children are being burned beyond recognition.
News person: Oh Shit! Children being burned and people’s brains being blown out?? That’s totally fucked-up! We’ll be right over to take care of that.
And then the situation is put to an end, because we humans realize the obvious common sense that this sort of thing should not be taking place.
We have every capability to do this. The United States has, basically since Industrialization, gone to other countries, invaded them and taken out their leaders and installed their own chosen leaders. The only problem was the leaders they took out were those that actually would have and were helping the people of that country, and instead put in leaders that would take advantage of the people of their country, so that the U.S. could buy their resources and use their laborers for very cheap, in total disregard of the people’s well-being, and all for the sake of making the maximum profits, while selling the story back home of how we’re ‘spreading democracy in the world’ and ‘ending atrocities’, when the reality couldn’t be farther from the truth – the deliberate abuse of human life all over the world.
For the details of these crimes against humanity, watch the three-part documentary series The Power Principle:
The Power Principle
It really is as simple as changing our starting point from allowing this abuse to take place and accepting it as ‘the way it is’ to no longer accepting and allowing abuse to continue because we realize in common sense that it shouldn’t be happening.
We’ve created such a mess for ourselves by allowing those who seek profit at the expense of life to do so. Instead of developing effective relationships with one another to work together in cooperation in making this world the best it can be for all life, we’ve cultivated enemies instead, by committing unprovoked harm to others. And those enemies which we created are then used to justify further attacks and invasions. It’s easy to see that this violence won’t ever end, as it’s a never-ending cycle being perpetrated by continuously ensuring we have enemies that we’ve got to ‘protect ourselves against’, because with war comes big profits for those who have war-related businesses. Thus, we’ve got to stop using ‘enemies’ as an excuse to simply keep creating more ‘enemies’ by harming more people. The only way to stop wars is to actually stop wars. There are enough resources for all, especially if we stop squandering them within the current consumerist profit-driven system which uses up the earth’s available resources at a rate which is going to lead to our destruction if not corrected in time.
It’s time for those who see the common sense that these kind of things shouldn’t be happening, to stand up and say what we all know but aren’t acting on – that this is unacceptable and must stop. We should not be living in a world where children are being burned beyond recognition, or where thousands of children starve to death daily, or where people are allowed to go homeless, without clean water, education or proper healthcare. If you agree that this is unacceptable, support the Equal Money System as the new economic system that will support ourselves as humanity to be able to correct and clean up these problems by ending the wage-slavery of capitalism, so that instead of being busy slaving for someone else’s profit, we can work together for the benefit for each and every one individually and all of life as a whole.
Why do I blog?
One of the reasons why I blog, and not the only reason but a very important one, is to share and make a record, of what I see and understand. Because to keep that in, and not share is what has manifested this world to be full of shit and what’s real is disregarded.
I blog, to show that there is someone here, someone who is not dead inside, who has not given up on this world, by not giving up on myself, to show that there is someone who cares, to show that there is someone who sees what is going on, and is standing up to do something about it.
Because it was seeing someone do that, that caused me to stand up as well. Until I finally saw someone standing up, I had simply been ‘locked’ in a state of perpetual ‘giving up’, wherein I justified not doing anything, not standing up, not trying, because, apparently, no one else was, and so maybe it just wasn’t possible, or wasn’t worth it, jesus, how long would I have just gone on like that- if someone hadn’t finally stood up and stood as that one example I needed to see- to know, to finally realize- it is indeed possible- and in fact, it is the only thing I have been waiting for, the only thing I have ever wanted, the only thing I have ever missed, the only thing I have been searching for which was right here all along, which was myself- myself, myself to stand up, myself to stop giving up, to stop accepting failure which I hadn’t even tested, waiting for myself to stop giving in to limitation, waiting for myself to finally realize that I didn’t have to accept things the way they are! and that I can change, and that heaven on earth is possible, just like I always ‘knew’ but had fallen for the same bullshit as everyone else. It reminds me of that scene in Neverending Story, where Atreyu and his horse Artex (wow funny I remember those names, haha) had to travel through that swamp of despair, or something like that, and it was as if the swamp was making them depressed, and oh yeah, the horse died in the swamp, ‘gave in’ to the sadness, and atreyu had to go on by himself, well now I understand more of why that scene affected me the way it did, wherein I understood exactly that sadness, that despair, and the point of it ‘sucking you down’, and the feeling of ‘just wanting to give up’, because that was the feeling/experience I’d had toward life/in life, wherein life seemed like a big swamp of despair trying to drag you down every step of the way. Just a big desolate empty swamp, nothing there, no support, nothing to grab hold of, no end in sight.
And that is why I blog, and vlog- so that it’s not just an empty desolate swamp- so that there is a point here, which says, which shows, there is life here, and you can stand up, and you don’t have to give in to despair and give up, you are not alone.
By keeping this blog, I am putting something out there, making a record of what i see that those who are here and those yet to come can have some support in this world where so little seems to makes sense. Because it’s a long way to go yet til all our understandings is equalized, and the only way it’s going to happen is by sharing, sharing ourselves, our perspectives, sharing about what we see and sharing what we’ve realized in common sense, the more we do this the faster this process goes, the sooner we ‘get to’ heaven on earth and can finally enjoy ourselves here as what it really means to enjoy.
I suggest you to ‘blog your ass off’, to share yourself, to support the world as you support yourself, one and equal, in this process. It’s a gift you give to yourself, all included.
Something I’ve been considering off and on for many years now, is this point of how we are trained to have a ‘dominant’ side of the body for various activities- the most obvious example being which hand you write with- isn’t it strange actually, that we only learn with one hand? When I look at why this is I see we are trained to put all effort into one hand, thus the accumulation will seem to be ‘maximized’ so to speak, concentrate all your labor on the one point, so to get ‘maximum output’, but the more I try and explain this point, the more ridiculous it sounds. It is more of that funny fuzzy ‘logic’ of the mind, stuff. Where the mind likes to come up with all sorts of ‘reasons’ to do this or that. Instead of just consider in common sense what is best.
I can see that we are taught to write with one hand, because to learn with both would take ‘longer’, and in a slavery-based system as we have, that is just unacceptable- I see this point reflected in so many ways. Like in my schooling- often the class moves so fast, there is not sufficient time to really sit with a point and get familiar with it to a point of satisfaction- or to go deeper into a point and do further research, rather its very generalized like an overview just skimming the basics. Just a few months, few classes a week, and thats it for that subject, on to the next- but that’s how it is in this “Time is Money” system.
Throughout my life, I’ve noticed as time passed, this developing asymmetry, and at one point, maybe early twenties, I realized- Fuck. I’ve been developing this asymmetry for roughly twenty freakin years. Does that mean it would take me twenty freakin years to correct it?
Well, it’s really irrelevant at this point how long it would take or if it’s ‘possible’, all I can do is- see what I can do. When I first began considering these points I started spending time writing left-handed (I’m right-handed), which I found quite enjoyable, and I played with that for some time. It fascinated me how awkward it felt, compared to how it felt to write with my right hand, and I tried a little trick, with quite fascinating results! I told myself to stop thinking about writing with my left hand, meaning to stop expecting it to feel awkward, basically, and ‘told myself’ to make it feel like my right hand, or rather to not expect it to not feel as normal as with my right hand, lol, if that makes sense. And the results were literally instantaneous- fascinating! The writing was 100 times neater and significantly closer to what it looks like when writing with my right hand. Though I have not continued with this point very much, to bring it to a point of actual equalization.
I’ve been studying on my own about the human physical body, the structure and how it moves- and what I am seeing is that a lot of conditions and ailments that occur in older age stem from imbalanced usage of the physical body. Which means they could be quite easily prevented, by simply not learning and forming habits of using the body inequally. This information however is suppressed, because there is a lot of money to be made from treating these imbalances with drugs and such- none of which can possibly do anything to ‘cure’ it, as none address the cause- which is imbalanced use of the physical body. One thing I have found very supportive is The Alexander Technique, the point of which is to unlearn your bad habits of how you move/use your body. Quite supportive- would be great if everyone had access to this and the time to apply it. In an Equal Money System one could have the time for such things- one could actually take the time to consider the physical. Wow..
I remember as I was beginning my journey into the working world, and even before that, in school, I noticed there seemed to be no time for the physical, as if it almost didn’t even exist, such is the extent to which it’s taken for granted that here we are in this physical reality as physical beings in and as a physical human body- I mean, really quite fucked up that we all go running around like chickens with our head cut off- quite literally, except the other way around, where we are always in our head and completely detached from our body. Lol, some people try to have out-of-body experiences, well the human already do that quite extensively!
If you look at it in common sense- you don’t wanna go making imbalances in the physical- I mean, you’re not gonna go build a table and make the legs on one side shorter than the other, shits gonna fall off the table- it’s not going to be really functional as a table, is it.
With an Equal Money System we will not have to force our body into imbalances to make sure we can do enough slave labor just to support ourself in this existence. We will have the time to actually Realize ourself here, as who and what we Really are, not stuck in a Slave Race- the Human Race- Racing to some invisible finish line- never Here- in Reality. Time to Be Here.