Just Cause

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The Economic System takes what biology says are necessities to sustain life and then constructs a standard operating procedure through which those necessary elements of healthy sustained life are in jeopardy. You are put in a panic-like state out of fear scrambling to obtain those elements. They make up stories you have to believe to behave in such a panicky way. You know, we should say, ‘Wait a minute! What am I doing here? Running around like a crazy fool.’ You know? These are just elaborate imaginative stories spun by professional storytellers. The stories and the storytellers are not to be believed; reacted to probably, but certainly not to be believed. The stories like amusing little anecdotes, they’re faerie tales. And the storytellers are like precocious children with wild imaginations and we pat them on the head then send them outside to play. But that’s not what we’re doing. We’re still treating them like an obnoxious brat. And we’re placating them hoping they’ll sit down and be quiet. Except we’ve forgotten that. And now they’re grown up and still an obnoxious brat. . . only worse. And we pretend we don’t see it, so continue running around in a self-induced maze. Well, isn’t that crazy? To behave and live like that?

There are plenty of ways and means and solutions and differences, so why are we behaving as if they and their stories are a lifeline? We lock ourselves away, at first behind locked doors, but now locked selves. You know, we sit behind a screen staring into oblivion and call ourselves independent. As if we are absolutely certain what is going on, and then we fight about it. Well, isn’t that crazy?

You know, and we have this neat little trick  called money that we pay between ourselves and consider ourselves happy to oblige hooking ourselves to the pleasure of value (which is really war profiteering. We demand more of this ridiculous notion just to entertain ourselves that we care). We demand the spoils of conflict, so fight with each other so we can feel better about ourselves. Isn’t that crazy? Money: it’s a neat little trick.

 

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5 thoughts on “Just Cause

  1. Love the title and the idea of money as a trick. We do all kinds of tricks for money, so it makes sense that it is a trick.

    • Hey, Kozo! 🙂 Nice to ‘see’ you again. It’s been a while as I have been rather busy (gathering content for this blog actually. 🙂 ) of late and have not had much time with my WP friends, my apologies (and I hope you’re still giving out and accepting virtual hugs, as I am sending one your way).

      Thank you. {{hugs}} 🙂 Yes, money as a trick. Money can be seen as this little mental trick that we sometimes do. Money itself, rather than its utility. Money as an intangible (rather than the more familiar paper currency) can be a trick that humans use to fool ourselves. Much of what humans transact (do business, offer services, produce goods, trade, etc.) can be done without the extra step of monetary exchange (what is it really, than a symbol. An icon used to symbolize merit, good will, good deeds, golden rule or quantum entanglement if you are so inclined LOL, and basic human interaction.

      To be gurus, money is not necessary. 🙂 Cheers, Kozo, and good tidings to you and your family.

      • Niko,
        I am so glad you are back. I was wondering where you had gone. I thought you might have given up blogging. 😦
        I can’t tell you how good it feels to get a comment from you. Your comments are like additional posts with new insight and wisdom. Yes, money is not necessary to be a guru. I have to keep reminding myself of that. Great post as usual, and thought provoking comment. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

        @Kozo: I was not back at the time, but I am slowly making a comeback in the next few days/weeks. I have been adventuring and have amassed quite a bit of photography and film footage, including some nature videos [shameless plug] on my youtube page and another blog I have been contributing to.

        Thank you for all your words, Kozo, this has been a pleasure. {{{{hugs}}}} Niko

  2. Turn on, tune in, drop out – Even more relevant today!
    In his speech, Leary stated:
    Like every great religion of the past we seek to find the divinity within and to express this revelation in a life of glorification and the worship of God. These ancient goals we define in the metaphor of the present — turn on, tune in, drop out.
    Leary later explained in his 1983 autobiography Flashbacks:
    “Turn on” meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers that engage them. Drugs were one way to accomplish this end. “Tune in” meant interact harmoniously with the world around you – externalize, materialize, express your new internal perspectives. “Drop out” suggested an active, selective, graceful process of detachment from involuntary or unconscious commitments. “Drop Out” meant self-reliance, a discovery of one’s singularity, a commitment to mobility, choice, and change. Unhappily my explanations of this sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean “Get stoned and abandon all constructive activity”.

    • I have read and listened to Timothy Leary. Turn on, tune in, drop out is as relevant today as yesteryear. Particularly tuning in (referencing your comment on Quantum Action Policy, here ), as we were conversing on resonance, vibration and frequency and how that pertains to physical matter and reality. What Dr. Leary said is relevant also to today’s digital revolution. All the energy (wireless signals) scorching through the aether affects us all and how reality is perceived.

      It’s refreshing to see that you included Leary’s actual meaning with this now famous phrase, rather than its otherwise negative (uninformed) connotations.

      Again, thank you for your wonderful comments. 🙂

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