Saturday, January 10, 2009

Saw it in the far off distance, a wavy haze melting the ground

My life’s work has always been the continuing pursuit and inquiry of the underlying reasons that contribute to the rampant apathy in our society. Why don’t people care? Why don’t people care that no one cares? I always cared or so I thought. Turns out the things we dislike the most in others are often just a mirror of our own demons. These irritants are amazingly hard to see in ourselves as if they were far off in the distance; but, are too hard to ignore in others, as they appear too close and personal. “So I smashed those mirrors and now the whole world is here for me to see” Jimi Hendrix

Turns out my search for the reason people don’t care is connected with the relationships between people and life on Earth, as well as addressing respect and responsibility issues within the hypocrisy of those who raised us who are ignorant themselves of the legacy of smoke and mirrors that I deny as our fate. We simply had no idea, nor did our parents or theirs. It just kind of happened. The world is in a lot of pain right now and is dying fast. All attributed to the hereditary ignorance that has become the great evil in the world that most people cannot see. It is right here, right in front of us every day. It is like a wavy haze that melts the ground. It is like a type of fog or smoke that clouds our thoughts. It starts when we are very young and grows as we do, until it becomes part of our history and part of our being. It is hard to let go of a part of ourselves, especially when it is most of that we have been taught. So now we have smoke and mirrors. Yikes, life really is a bitch! Yes, but only if we look the other way, all the while pretending to see clearly.

The internet will help man in our evolution to reverse the deadly course we are on. With knowledge comes less ignorance. When one knowingly participates or when one knows full well all the implications and does nothing with the information, they inflict harm on us all, of which the silent individual’s pain is the greatest, as complicity is a far worse crime than ignorance. Complicity and ignorance are the roots of the world’s worst evils. It is just the way we are raised in America. It starts when we are too little to know any better. The more hypocrisy is experienced, the more transparent it becomes. Before you know it we grow up never even noticing. The spirit deep inside us still knows reality and is unimpressed and dissatisfied at the sight of our plastic world everyday. The moon cries in loneliness as today’s child chooses to stay inside glued to an electronic box, compartmentalized inside a temperature controlled facade, instead of going out in to the world, exploring caves, swimming with turtles, discovering nature’s beauty and perfection, caring a broken wing, feeding fish, finding real friends, friends who help the child as much or more than the other.

It is our inner-self, the child, who seeks safe and quiet refuge deep inside us. We suppress the child in us by adopting systems of thoughts and actions based on the perceived desires of those in control. Some suppress themselves with a passive aggressive revenge type of apathy in response to being told, “No” their whole lives; while others suppress themselves in a sort of loyal attempt to satisfy the masses with so many compromises that conflict with the child’s ideas of what is just and right, so many over the years, more and more, all leading to apathy. The child in us cannot be beguiled and sees this as a loss of self. Not much matters after that as we pick and choose to suit our desires with no regard for others, nor knowledge of the pain and sorrow we inflict on others and ourselves. It is this vision that is the root of most of our problems. Respectful people do not pick or choose who or what to be respectful of. They have no choice but to respect everything.

The root of apathy is invariably due to the absence of attachment to the natural world and self in childhood. The natural world seems to be more abstracted, distant and foreign everyday, more and more, all the while, Man’s facade grows cheaper and more generic and ever taller, everyday, taller and taller until the sun is blocked out of the sky. It is happening right now. We are witnessing and participating in it and no one seems to notice or care to. So there it is, the solution enabling cause of apathy. Get this, the solution is and has been right in front of our faces for a long, long time. I chased it down and grappled the machine. Now I'm coming home.

The solution involves early childhood education centered around real respect, real responsibility and the reality of our Earth here and now = Humane Education reinforced with a vegan school lunch. A different way of living and experiencing the world that will enable and guide people to their fullest potentials and in doing so, crumble much of society’s deep despair and misery. This is Man’s next evolution and is just beginning in other parts of the world simultaneously and yours truly is part of it here and now. This same solution will end certain types of cancer, virtually wipeout heart disease, hypertension, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and just about every other disease particular to us here in the western world. Most of our pestilence will fade away. This same solution will put an end to war, cruelty and starvation. The same solution even heals the ozone layer and reverses global warming.

"Saw it in the far off distance, a wavy haze melting the ground. I chased it down and grappled the machine. Now I'm coming home"

“The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. On the whole men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance which fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness” Albert Camus

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1 comment:

  1. Yes, "change" does seem the most difficult for people to embrace. We get hung up on old ways that justify bad actions... Never questioning - just proceeding without logic, reason or compassion.

    I'm hopeful too that the internet swells with new found information that helps us re-aline our values (our inner child beliefs) with our deeds.

    It is an undeclared war of ideology - theirs being based in monetary gain and archaic practice. It's not moral. It's not sustainable. It's not healthy... It's not Vegan.