This is a collection of my broken ideas and meandering thoughts which have yet to become.
Contradiction, Confusion & Complacency 1/18/2013
In a time riddled with contradiction, confusion, and complacency we are beginning to find our heroes in the most unlikely of places. The moguls of the modern existence are no longer the source of reason and inspiration, but rather give us reason to beware and inspire us towards new paradigms of political progress. Our leaders are nothing more than a den of wolves moving in on the kill, a kill which consists of you and I. Justice no longer holds a place in the illustrious halls of the rule of law, because swindlers and hustlers have stolen the keys and have commenced with the joyride of selfish pursuit rather than pursuing the task of selfless service of the common good. In the era of drone strikes, indefinite detention and fiscal cliffs, isn’t it time we
A Line Removed 9/24/2012
Nurture and teach your children, as they are our future. Tend to your parents, for they are our past. The present moment is yours, so act immediately and create the world with which you dream, because it is the only thing that matters.
Title Unknown 10/19/2012
While the masses marvel over the masquerades of the mundane, I walk as the naked ape awestruck over my own existence. We play with our technological toys micro-atomic universes with which we manipulate the matter found within. Our journey began with a lonely soul searching for continuity between the cosmos and his cognition, and while looking into the heavens asked “What the fuck???” What is this? What are we doing here? What does it all mean? Out of these questions formed fundamental understandings about the natural world, and these built a great edifice of understanding. The human experience is one of language and it is unique in that we decode the vibratory language of the universe and re-code that information through our own linguistic representation. We decode, recode and encode the makeup of our individual and immediate universes. We become and are the multi-verse. We scrawl upon the canvas of our consciousness these representations which gives rise to the imaginings of our intellect. We synthetically create our existence in a sort of merging of new ideas. Through this collaboration of consciousness we bring forth the future and pull ourselves up to meet it.
Masquerading in the mundane I walk as the naked ape awestruck over my own existence.
The polarization of the political landscape has set the stage for an unrest which is growing quickly into a fervent rage. The question is to what end do we pursue such a path? We race towards confirmation, all the while giving no attention to our path as precarious as it may be. Will we continue to be content with the stagnant waters of our disagreements, or will our disagreements become something more? We keep the company of wolves and are surprised when we find ourselves victims of their voracity. For I shall not come to the aid of liars and the cunning, as they are my enemies and deserve my disdain. The poison of the apple is concealed within the confines of it’s beauty and it is our belief in that outward appearance which gives rise to our ruin.
Change your Mind, Change your Life 11/2/2012
It has become clear to me, that the process of changing a leader in order to induce change within society has less than favorable results for all involved. In fact it has minimal and in many cases detrimental effects upon the masses. Even still soon the people will choose their new leader and many will feel emotionally and politically displaced, while others will cheer much the same way they do when their favorite football team wins a game. The euphoria and depression will soon subside and we will engage in the next season of our political drama. Unfortunately we have become addicted to the drama of it all, and discarded authenticity for reality tv political personalities. Instead of caring for the issues we care about the face. We believe somehow an individual will deliver us from darkness. Never the less we will elect and erect a new straw man to be touted and tortured much to our pleasure and displeasure. We have found in our President a scapegoat for personal responsibility. It is a responsibility to our community, to our environment, to our laws, to the well-being of our society and ultimately to ourselves that we have so selfishly abandoned. Not all, but many of us have bought into a false notion that our representative government is more than just that. We have grown to believe that these men are meant to lead us, when quite the opposite is true. We are not electing leaders next week, but rather representatives who are to represent our values and beliefs, our hopes and dreams. So instead of focusing on who will win we should be focused on their policies and issues. It is not a President that will deliver us, only we can accomplish that task.
Title Unknown 10/28/2012
Our love for youth is a manifestation of our denial of death. one day we will be consumed by the past, by the memories of our loved ones as we pass from the present into their memory. What saddens me is that one day I may not be able to take part in the beauty of this enchanted place. To be lost from the smiles of family and friends, to be a fading face amongst the illusion of life. Into an abyss of uncertainty, all things must pass. From one dream into another. I love you all that loved me and maybe we meet again.
Title Unknown 11/7/2012
Humans and plants have been inextricably linked since the dawning of human consciousness. The forbidden fruit of the tree We as humans are intrigued by mind-altering substances and are naturally drawn to them. Today marks an amazing moment in United States politics, as the state of Colorado voted to legalize marijuana for recreational consumption. This will ultimately open the discussion on a national level concerning the validity of the West’s devotion to silly prohibitions. It will become an ineviteable discussion due to the controversy that is sure to ensue following the ratification of Colorado’s Amendment 64. We can only hope for the future that this will turn the tide on our policies concerning the criminalization of drugs in this country. Colorado now serves as the first domino in a long line of tetering domino states interested in passing legislation
Lance Armstrong 6/14/2012
Lance Armstrong is now under investigation for drug use, and this is an investigation that could cost him all his titles. I am not usually a sports person, but what I am fascinated by is the incessant witch hunts that we perform upon these athletes that our society holds in such high esteem. We are in awe of their talents and achievements but are so swift to strip these titans of their accolades due to drug use. Simultaneously we demand for more, we demand that they be faster, more agile, and supreme performers that lack all flaws. Our demands seem to be creating a sort of paradox with which these athletes are trapped within. Our desire to see faster, better, etc. is leading us into a super-human realm of athleticism. Our demands are exceeding the capabilities of the human body, and somehow we still decide to be apalled when one of our heroes has been pumping human growth hormones, steroids and the like into their veins for the past decade. We will eventually have to decide to temper our desire for the greater, the faster, and the more agile or we will have to succumb to the fact that we have plateaued. So we either come up with new games in order to break new records, or admit that we want to see super-human athletes that are pumping drug fueled blood? The question really is; when is it enough, when has our desires exceeded our reality.
Whether we speak of, real estate, Wall street’s toxic investments, perpetual credit card debt, war in the middle East, or something as trivial as a man who rides a bike, we have to ask ourselves if our desires have devoured us and our moral judgment. When is more, too much? We somehow believe ourselves to be invincible, and we are willing to keep pushing past the realm of possibility, in order to show ourselves how amazing we are. But to what end, and once we arrive will we be satisfied with what we have become? We are reaching a time in history that requires that we are honest with ourselves.
Title Unknown 6/12/2012
We have become a society of selfish, perpetual children hoping that someone else will take the time to clean up our own mess. We have crowned the cunning and have given accolades to criminals and thugs. We look to them for our image of courage, the age of the anti-hero is upon us and we seem to revel in our own filth as if it was new fashion. This is the age of politicians that read prepared speeches and act out calculated hand gestures and positive posturing. The age of closed eyes and tight lips, too afraid to speak out against the Attrocities being committed the world over.
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We etch our hearts across the world, from bathroom stalls to cave walls we impress our intellect upon the world in an attempt to be remembered. Let it all be remembered from a child’s handprint in concrete to the skyscrapers on wall street, let the universe know that haveWe fight against nature to have a history,
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We live in a world that believes itself smarter and more advanced than that which precedes it.
On the Road to Nowhere 2/26/2012
It is my belief that there are only a few personality types within the world but an infinite number of variations upon those types. The first grouping deals with the notions of good and evil; the first type within that grouping is one that is an inherently good person but on occasion performs evil acts while the second type is an inherently bad individual and on occasion performs good acts. Between these two main types exist an infinite amount of variations due to their experiences, environments, wealth, and knowledge of the world. We can expand these personalities into the realms of industry where they begin to diversify in terms of how they express their personalities.
Our Children & the Mystery School of the Future 3/14/2012
Maybe it is time to begin to enstill our children with a sense of critical thinking. Maybe we have diminished our children’s full potential by assuming somehow the best way for them to learn is through repitition and standardized tests. Instead we might find by integrating subjects like that of Philosophy, Linguistics, Ethics, etc. we would begin to see our children formulating their own ideas at an early age instead of the mere regurgitation of information. Information and Ideas are two different things and the use there of implies a completely different trajectory or directive. Information has limits, while ideas are boundless. As technology propels us towards a seemingly boundless reality, we must evaluate as a society what our goals are in terms of intellectual freedom. Are we interested in nurturing knowledge, wisdom, and a sense of wonderment about the universe or are we content with the notion that parroting information and does the confinement of creativity serve as an adequate education for our children? I am not proposing that we catapult our children into the clouds but we must create in them an impenetrable intellect which is capable of critically approaching any situation with confidence. I am not speaking of the hollow confidence that stems from the modern educational practice that everyone is a winner but instead a confidence rooted in their own ability to critically think about new ideas. We must level the pyramid and give the so called “higher education”
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