unsplash-logo Jon Flobrant

Hey, I've been looking at Disqus comments and making a comment or two. Starting a discussion or two. It's been great. It makes me think and engages my thinking with others.

I'll make some comment and get a response starting off with something similar in meaning to "Jane, you ignorant slut" (you youngsters can query it).

It's cool. Because, so far, I find people are trying to communicate. And, with my limited exposure to it all, most people are relatively polite and respectful. Well. The Religion channel does have a lot of baiting going on.

But anyway, I find the current state of knowledge to be too broad and deep when paired with my limited ability to articulate (and pontificate). It's the way of civilization. Academia, science, technology, just creates more and more paths of wonder and corresponding categorizing, labeling, and investigating. You can't know everything.

Not to mention that I find writing to be too confining sometimes. In the sense that I don't want to proof read and edit. If I do that, I always find something wrong. I fix that and then I find something else, then, wait, that doesn't read right, omg.

If I do it the way I'm supposed to, it winds up reading like some dry essay or something. And it took me forever to produce what with all the rewriting and trying to make it perfect.

And don't get me started on 'trigger warnings' and 'offensive terms'. I can't keep up. But I must say that because my intention is not to offend, these concepts force me to explore what people are saying about it. They require me to take into consideration the thoughts and feelings of people who may be far removed from me culturally, politically, etc.

Isn't that a wonderful concept? Consideration.

Everybody is Woke?

unsplash-logo Nitish Kadam

I've about come to the conclusion that most people are "woke" to the real problem but just want to ignore it. People on both sides of the political spectrum know it in their heart I think. It is the ultimate definition of cognitive dissonance.

Civilization. It contains the seed from which our problems arise. It is a way of thinking that is not in the spirit of cooperation. The only cooperation is that which furthers your time on the wage slave treadmill. People in business cooperate. Their guide is the dollar and value for the shareholder. Nothing else is considered except that it impacts their value. That is why secrecy abounds.

We think that their is no other way. We think that violence and hierarchical control is part of who we are; it is in our very being.

And so we are trapped. Civilization destroys everything we know but what can we do? We have gotten so smart that we know 'God' doesn't exist as we have defined it throughout the last 2000 years or so.

Ever hear about that another word for problems are opportunities? Business loves it. We should use it.

We ought to be smart enough to know that something is missing. Something that we can feel at times but it is usually too fleeting. We talk about love and the heart but we also wonder what it means to love at times. By virtue of our citizenry and our role in civilization we are responsible for all the pain and heartbreak and death and destruction caused by our way of life.

And we know it. And we hate it. And we have to keep working to make that money that we need to survive. To survive.

You have to have money to exist.

That is where we should start our internal discovery.

And, what is it that is missing. The missing component is there but we have silenced it. It interferes with the frame of mind required for civilization to continue. Hence, cognitive dissonance on a massive existential scale.

Discover yourself. Meditate. Pray. Study indigenous thought, especially Native American thought.