Saturday, August 20, 2011

Observe, Be, Grow, Rise, and Believe

Take your time. Move through experience. Observe. Recognize who you are; your elation, your tragedy. Be. Observe circles, cycles, and limitations, and move beyond. Grow. Acknowledge the world's cruel beauty. Rise. Your open wounds are known and those who would exploit them are disempowered. Believe.

Friday, August 19, 2011


Do not mistake kindness, open-mindedness, or objectivity for weakness; think of it, rather, as humility, with a foundation of resolve; tread thereupon with respect, compassion, and empathy - for such a disposition is shaken only upon the merit of experience that causes a trembling of the will.

Monday, August 15, 2011


The world should be more concerned about Judaic and Christian prophecy than any other ill afflicting mankind at this point in history; the partially mutual belief in end times, and the role Israel plays, combined with the egomaniacal belief of so many in these circles that it must occur within their lifetime, is causing major circles of power to act in ways that are driving ever closer to the brink of disaster.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Social Exoneration

Blame' is a word that typically leads away from, rather than toward solution. Indeed, the statement that '(we) can’t blame all Americans for what’s happening; they don't control things' leads us naturally around to the truth that the form of disengaged 'democracy' in America is actually a form of inverted totalitarianism which begins with the complicity of apathy and ends with the accomplice role of a soldier committing war crimes on behalf of the government by which he/she has been indoctrinated.

Americans are inducted, trained, indoctrinated from the time they are children into a culture of violence. Upon joining the military, and particularly upon deployment, they are required to check their conscience at the door. While many, as the result of coming to age in a culture that removes compassion from an active choice to a distant concept, have long since distanced their actions from the accountability of conscience, there are those who are unable to resist the natural engagement of their conscience when confronted with the immorality of the actions to which they are exposed and in which they inherently become involved.

Such individuals tragically account for the large number of active military and recent veterans who are emotionally disabled and to the number of enlisted and former military suicides, which accounts for more (American and Israeli) casualties of war than combat.

The nature of this violent culture is compounded by a sociological dynamic that is the result of seeing war as something in a video game or from a television screen as opposed to something that occurs in your own street.

Add to this a Christian fundamentalist doctrine that has etched its way deep into the conscience of the political and military structure and you have a methodical process that operates within a(n) (un)holy alliance of social, political, and military framework. This framework is then supported by secular and civilian American society beneath the banner of 'patriotism' and 'nationalism' within a process of disinformation, dishonesty, and lack of transparency that withholds information, publishes lies, and equates to rationale for murder in the guise of 'national security'.

It is not necessarily the 'fault' of the members of the society, but accountability is something that can be too quickly brushed away in a technological climate where it cannot and should not be allowed to exist; it is far too simple to say 'I didn't know' and 'I was just doing my job' when information is available that would keep the conscience in check.

To dissent, to refuse orders, or to stay within the boundaries of a moral compass is something almost impossible to achieve when such 'isolated incidents' are actually the status quo and take place in and are a microcosm of the larger immoral climate within which such actions take place.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Weeping Rage

Sign the death, send the bomb, child crying out
Death leap of faithless mercenary, forceful mercy

Picture paint the truth, fire claim tied down
insurgent armed, innocence burnt


Reigned down upon ascendent sky of darkness
Born of light, child threat, faceless victim


Protect us from ourselves, weeping eyes rage worn today

I've sworn to breathe a sigh of apathetic prideful lust
into the light, victim thrust

With shame upon the predator, shed to hopelessness in vain
we trust no one we believe we disdain

We love

We are compassion

Tyrannical democracy, humanitarian lie

Slumber nightmare
calm chaos sweet despair

Let go of holding onto anything that is right
for what is wrong is there before your eyes

If you simply drink the pain

Know that there is nothing left of all that you've believed
Cast your vote one last time
exercise your freedom spend your dime

Drive your car
Smell the sweet lilacs on the plain
and know that somewhere far away someone is dying in your name

and you might then enjoy the smell of beef
and sweet taste of genetically modified hybrid corn

Tomorrow is the yesterday of someone's just rebellion