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Tokens – Blog No. 25

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I was imagining a world that existed like this:

Each person’s wealth – that has been gained from ‘earning a living’ – is converted into tokens redeemable only by the ‘earner’, in an attempt to demonstrate who has what in this world.  You carry around a bag with your tokens in it, showing how ‘valuable’ you are as a community asset.  Then – surprise, surprise – the air you breathe becomes costly.  You have to insert tokens into a local ‘breathing machine’ in order to have fresh air pumped – in a puff – into the atmosphere so that all living things can draw breath.  At first there are communal machines – anyone can put tokens in to make sure that we can all breathe.  Everyone does so with enthusiasm.  We all have tokens, well, hopefully we have all earned a few, and we use them as is necessary.  Those with tokens put them willingly in – in a fairly democratic fashion, no doubt.  I put one – you put one.  Etc.

Then the majority starts to run short of tokens.  The air is getting tight, difficult to breathe.  Like molasses.  Those with big bags of tokens begin to become selfish.  They resent putting extra tokens into the ‘breathing machine’ – despite the fact that they have plenty extra – when there are others that no longer ‘contribute’ to the air everyone breathes.  The ones with tokens believe the ones without tokens should suffocate.  They should die because they did not earn enough tokens to keep them alive.  They believe this, despite the fact that they – and those ‘lazy time-wasters’ – share the same breathing space.  The point is:  without the ‘time-wasters’ – the dreamers, the believers, the lovers – the elite and their breathing would not even be a problem that needed contemplating on this planet.

Then – considering all – I came to the conclusion that human beings, being what they are, would never have condoned the manufacture of communal ‘breathing machines’.  The capitalist mindset that manipulates the actions of the too-wealthy elite – those ‘with’ money – would have ensured at the outset that only individual ‘breathing machines’ were made, those that were built to the individual’s specifications.  I am quite certain that those with enough tokens and their bespoke ‘breathing machines’ would be quite happy to watch with a ‘dejected’ sigh those without tokens who fall by the roadside and expire.  I mean – if you are wealthy and well-connected you cannot be expected to save every piece of crap lying around on the planet, can you?

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The Animal Kingdom – Blog No. 25

The Animal KingdomThere is a vocation.  A calling.  It is called Investigator of Kingdoms.  It is all-encompassing.  When you are required to make an informed decision you need to gather all the information.  That means checking the ins and outs of every kingdom.  There are a great many, The Animal Kingdom but one.  Ask people who game.  In part they are all investigators of kingdoms, some of them extraordinarily adept at what they do.  Ask people who save animals for a living.  Theirs’ is a kingdom.  Ask people who have crowned money their king.  They belong to a kingdom, too.  There is even a point in asking a murdering savage why he does what he does.  He will say because he wants to.  What can you say to that in a free world?

The Animal Kingdom belongs to Nature.  That is the first – and easiest – thing to understand.  Man, too – belongs to Nature.  Woman, belongs to the Sun.  Notoriously possessive, the Sun is a formidable opponent.  His shield is virtually impossible to penetrate.  The Sun shields the Virgin.  That is the second thing to understand.  If you will reach her sanctity you must brave fire.  In the Animal Kingdom you will find carrion.  What else does the wild feed upon?  The stench of death does not deter them from feasting.  You will find bones, thrown here and there.  Everywhere.  Then you will find hyenas.  They shriek and eat bones.  Vultures abound, too.  They tidy up nicely.

The Animal Kingdom impacts a lot of pain.  Their pain – generated almost entirely by humans – is revisited upon the planet for the humans to experience.  The randomness with which sudden death appears to consume people, for instance, is no different to the randomness with which hunting humans seem to choose their targets.  Right.  You.  Bam.  Most hunting humans do not say sorry when they kill.  Nor do they say thank you.  They should.  It gives them headway when they become the hunted.

 

 

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The Circus – 3

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The acrobats and the trapeze people eye each other up.
It never abates, their competitiveness.
The acrobats wonder how complex it is to do gymastics on a swing.
The trapeze people wonder why there’s a fuss over some jumping around on the ground.
With training they could do each other’s jobs. Neither are inclined.
The acrobats build pyramids, temples with their bodies.
They fly around the big ring, battling gravity.
They do a graceful job of it.
Acrobats are supple, lithe. They can fold themselves in half.
They don’t have margin for error. Too much rides on each grip.
They don’t suffer from pressure for a perfect performance.
Usually, theirs’ is.
If there is a miscalculation, a moment of uncertainty, it shows.
That showing does not earn the acrobats a wage-cut.
Why does it earn the wild animals a slap?

It is time the ringmaster laid down his whip, think the tigers.
Their great minds think alike.
Why he holds so desperately to his voice of reason is not hard to see.
He is not in charge of anything without it.
The big cats are tired of it all. The cages, the show, the people.
They hold a referendum. Kill the ringmaster.
Their views are extremist, built up of fresh resentment.
The tigers have every right to be resentful.
They haven’t bred in centuries.
Something about circus policy.
Not that a tiger would want a cub under circus conditions.
The tiger does not want a circus under circus conditions.
The elephants voted last time to kill a person from the audience.
They were certain that method of communication would work.
They heard of their cousins trying that in India. It worked.
They got the bullet.

The acrobats believe there is a way to teach a flying clown to land
– something about a somersault, a roll –
for when the net set to catch his fall is removed.
There is talk about an acrobat doing the act dressed as a clown.
The talk is ignored.
What about the Two-Headed Polio Twins, the hairy Ape Lady?
The fun really begins when the Dwarves come out, all cartwheels.
Their dimensions are an optical illusion for normal eyes.
I suppose some might say that the likes of Dwarves and Ape Ladies
are not fair game for a show-and-tell?
That the Two-Headed Polio Twins have feelings, too?
The Twins can articulate their feelings.
That is the only difference between them and the tigers.
I suspect there are many sane freaks on this planet
who would gladly take money to be stared at by curious people.
Just pay them well.
Capitalism is an industry, after all.
And that trap, celebrity, appears to be everything.
But the capitalists these days do not quibble.
They want what they want.
Money is no object.

 

 

 

 

 

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Luck – Blog No. 95

Make-Your-Own-LuckYou do realise that you are as lucky as you think you are?  It is also true that you make your own luck.  That is very encouraging news when you consider that your future is going to be what you make of it.  You can include for yourself in your days as much luck as you can possibly muster.  Pull from all sources.  Bless yourself with big dreaming.  You do not need to wait for someone in this world to give your dreams approval.  Dare to believe for yourself that your temperament is involved in your ‘luckiness’.  Groom yourself, your thinking, for luck.  Please know that luck is not coincidence.  Nothing is coincidence.

Luck is not something that you resent if you should see another person getting lucky.  You be happy for them.  You recognise their good fortune and you ask them how they look at life.  The way they look at life will tell you a lot about their ‘luckiness’.  The importance of giving recognition to luck is that it reminds you that there is such a thing.  Consider that luck has nothing to do with money.  You are not lucky if you have money.  Money comes to each person in their time.  Most people are the same when it comes their way.  If you have money, it is your blessing to bestow.  Use it.

Luck will carry you far.  Make sure you acknowledge each piece of luck that comes your way.  It is a way of saying thankyou to the guardian that you are to yourself.  It is a way of saying thankyou to yourself for believing that you are lucky.  If you have a positive attitude towards your ‘luckiness’, you have a lot to thank your head for.  Your mind.  Your senses.  Without your senses you would neither know nor understand lucky, so be grateful for those above all.

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Slavery – Blog No. 80

slavery3-insideWhat is this business with humans needing to enslave themselves and other creatures?  30 million people on this planet are currently living as slaves.  Nearly half of those are Indians.  I am not sure if this statistic includes those people trapped in the trafficking ring, but it should.  They are slaves.  Slaves are money, in hand.  The trade in people is worth many billions of dollars annually.  It is wrong to sell people.  How do you put a value on a head?  I suppose it depends what that head does for its keep.  My concern is for those who buy empty promises from conscienceless bastards and then find themselves drowning in dire consequence.  Shouldn’t someone be educating the desperate people who are still trying to buy freedom?  Freedom is not for sale.

Who decided it was a good idea to sell blacks from Africa, way back in the beginning?  Which kind of people thought it acceptable to steal black men and put a price on their heads?  The same kind of people that bought the kidnapped Africans.  There was a large market for their heartlessness.  There still is.  It should be said that people are not meant to be commodities.  It is not productive that humans are skulking around selling each other to the shadows.  It is not productive that humans are enslaved by money.  If you bother to watch money for what it is you will see that it is a facilitator in life.  If you have it, use it.  It is an excellent lubricant:  a life-saver.

Should you be a slave-driver – and you will know if you are that – you need to understand that the slaves in all the good stories earn their freedom.  Remember this:  ownership has a life-span.  Accept this gracefully.  It is better for you at the end if your ex-slaves are standing by your side, as equals.  That can be considered a good outcome in a bad situation.  It is in the handling of a slave that the message gets sent and the learning returned.  If you are a slave, then learn.  If you are slave-driving, be sure that you are getting the message.

 

 

 

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Racism – Blog No. 59

The-Black-and-White-Minstrel-Show.pngThere is a residual racism alive and well in the world.  This is not productive.  Racism is a dead-end road to nowhere.  When you are tempted to judge a person because they are not the same colour as you, know that you are prejudiced.  Prejudice is not an attractive quality.  You cannot know how it is to be a person of colour if you are not coloured.  Theirs’ has been an uphill battle all along, it has to be said.  They must be getting tired of defining themselves again and again, defending their right to exist in a world fearful of their difference.  Considering people of colour are by far the majority in this world, those that are not of colour should understand their place in the scheme of things.  They have an opinion – that is all.  We all have an opinion that we are free to exercise.  It is important to understand that we should not use our opinions to condemn the lives of other people.  How dare you wish harm to another human being?  That is not your place.  It is not your job to effect doom on another’s days.  If you have ideas of hurting other people, tidy up your head.

It is necessary to judge a person’s nature before you decide to interact with them.  You cannot do that in one minute.  How a person treats you over time tells you a lot about their character, a lot about yours.  If you are open to your world, you will know with whom you are best connected.  You will know, too, who you do not want near you.  You will feel it.  Children are particularly adept at sensing good, bad.  Trust their judgement.  Children will start profiling themselves racially at 5 years of age.  It is important, therefore, that before the age of 5 a child is exposed to other children of every colour.  When a child understands that it is one of a number of others – and through that understanding learns that ‘otherness’ is okay – then we have a situation where tolerance is being fostered.  You simply have to tolerate other people – we all share this space.  Practicing tolerance is good practice.

Racism makes this world weary.  It’s an energy-thief.  Its basis is fear, its power, hatred.  It is time to nullify the hatred.  Men need to be men now.  They need to take control of their dark sides, which  means harnessing their primal drives.  This darker energy needs containing – there are too many men visiting their darker sides upon the planet and turning our reality into a freak show.  A dark side is dark, it is not meant for the light.  It takes a strong man to turn and face the shadows.  Turning is always a slow process, but it is possible to do a full 360° if you exercise enough patience.  360° is where you want to be.  We need to turn and face the tsunami of hatred that is building, daily, for individuals, groups, a system that is failing its people.  By and large, the world of politics is a mess and it is failing at its own job.  Money is a bigger mess than politics.  Politics is about puppets in the today-world.  Puppets are bought and sold every day.  How effective any prime minister, any president, at exacting real change from the masses?  I suppose it depends how they ask for that change to come about.  Since most of them are lying about the truth in one way or another we find it increasingly difficult to find the energy to listen to any of their stories.  In this day and age it is ridiculous that every country is not run on a democratic basis.  And I have to ask – what are the Republicans doing for this planet, apart from marginalising people?  They need to open their minds and get with the programme called Progress.

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Money – Blog No. 51

gun_moneyI hate the way money governs minds the way it does.  It has a power that should inspire awe, and wariness.  We should never be complacent around money.  It is an integral part of an everyday for every single person on this planet.  Whether you have it, or whether you don’t.  Money affords us choices.  As human beings, we are kept happy with choices.  When you have no money, you have no choice but to survive.  That makes for a person who will behave badly in order to get by.  You do what you must do.  When you have no money to fund your addictions and you choose to hurt people in order to support your imbalance, those crimes are of a different nature.  If you are hungry, you will steal or dig in dustbins.  If you are a junkie, you will rob and/or hurt people to fund your hobby.  Hurting others is frowned upon.

There are too many capable people sitting on their backsides, not earning money for themselves.  Earning money is empowering.  A lot of these people have a choice, they can work – they are just lazy and have become totally dependent on state support.  It is not good to be wholly dependent on anything.  There are too many people stealing from the failing benefit system in the UK, there are too many yob parasites and too many disillusioned children of the Empire in that country for the infrastructure to hope to cope.  It cannot cope.  The UK government cannot afford to keep its people in the manner to which they have grown accustomed.  Their’s is a dangerous, rocky road.  What does money mean in the UK?  What does money mean in the United States?  And very relevant – what does money mean in Africa?  In most places, it means status.  In some places, it means safety, security, too.  It would be good if everywhere money meant safety and security, for everyone.  I do not accept that there are people who survive on one US dollar a day.  I do accept that it is not for the rich to pay for the poor.  However, it is for the rich to make every effort to change the way this world works.  They have the platform and they have the resources.  They are somewhat educated, usually, and theirs’ should be a collective social conscience – it just should.  You don’t get rich by accident.  You either work hard and earn or you steal, extort, con.  Stealing is not advisable – did you not hear that the easy way in life is not the trap to fall into?  In anycase, you will pay back whatever you steal.  That is a given.

If you do get rich, make sure your methods are honourable, ethical.  For your own peace of mind.  And give something back.  Make sure you give something back – to the environment, if you cannot be moved to feel charitable towards people, or animals.  Be a visionary.  Be an entrepeneur.  Be the best at what you do.  Command remuneration for your services rendered, make sure it is fair exchange and make sure you do not underestimate your worth.  If you are rich – do not be greedy.  Greedy is rude and a money-grabbing rude person is not a person anyone wants to spend time with.  If your ways to acquiring wealth are not kosher, you can be sure that in your lifetime you will suffer your same treatment, you will be taken advantage of the way you have taken advantage of others.  The best thing about this world is that there is always, always, karma – and there is always, always, consequence.

Money makes most things move.  Most things.  Anyone who imagines that money does not manipulate every class in society, every caste – for there are still the ‘untouchables’ – is deluded.  Unfortunately, money is necessary in our world.  You cannot live without it.  We have made it this way.  It would make sense, then, that we take responsibility for our attitude towards money and instead of using it to demonstrate our successes in life, use it to make a success of this planet.  We only have the one.  We really should use every resource available to make it the kind of planet we all feel comfortable living on.  If someone next door to you is starving, you do not just sit there and watch unless you, yourself, are starving.  You start thinking about what you can do to make this world a better place and you give what you can to those who need something from you.

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