Friday, July 9, 2010

Lovers and Fuckers

It's easy to get bogged down in the terminal bullshit of life. I would say "these days," but people used to be militantly convinced that the world is flat - which proves that Teabaggers have been around forever in one version or another. Those people who cling fiercely to their fear-based, closed-minded way of being.

The Deepwater Disaster illustrates that the world today is not that different from back in the Empire building days where white folks spread across the globe claiming territories - and their natural resources - for queen and country. Looking at the state of the Gulf of Mexico today, and the fate of indigenous peoples at the hands of Conquistadors and other European Explorers - as well as the whole Manifest Destiny idea - we can easily conclude that a lot of white folks are seriously fucked up. I wonder if anyone back in the 1500s ever pointed out that since people had clearly been living here for generations, building pyramids and stuff, it was pretty stupid to call this place The New World. If anybody brought that idea up, s/he was doubtlessly executed as a heretic. The sun revolves around the Earth, after all. The same way of thinking is behind the appeals court's rejection of a ban on deep water drilling. More evidence that You can't Cure Stupid, and Stupid is as Stupid does.

Human History is one long, strange trip for sure; however, there is reason to believe humanity can reach a higher consciousness. My renewed sense of hope is based on the look on Velvet's face when he opened his wallet and said, "What the Fuck happened to all my money?!"Ever since the boy got his first paycheck from the restaurant where he is busing tables, with deductions based on his $4.30/hour wage plus estimated tips, he has had a new orientation toward money and the hard work his parents have done all these years. He may be a dumb ass, but my son can be educated.

There is Beauty, Hope and Justice in the world - not when you look at Society, of course. Ask anyone in Oakland about Justice this morning, and you ought to hear: No Justice, No Peace. The Merserle Verdict, that Deepwater Disaster and the consumer culture that created it, Wars, Violence and Abuse - all part of Reality. Can't deny it, but we don't have to be trapped in this land full of flat-worlders.

We can choose to be Lovers. Even Flat-Worlders can choose to be Lovers. They don't because they're trapped - but they could. I understand that most folks see the word Lover and think about sex. All I have to say about that is:
There is a big difference between a Lover and a Fucker whether you're having sex or not.

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Sadly what passes as conventional wisdom is stupid, uneducated, manipulated, misinformed on purpose and/or based on fear.

We were just discussing this morning how having a job and her own money has changed Chloe's attitude toward money. Now it does indeed mean something.

Beach Bum said...

He may be a dumb ass, but my son can be educated.

I will say a small prayer to the universe that my son will eventually learn the finer points of existence and work. Because right now its in serious doubt.

Suzan said...

Hey there!

I like your style.

Anyone who can make me laugh so early in the am should be on my blogroll.

May I?

Salute!

S

P.S. Found you at Dusty's place.

There is a big difference between a Lover and a Fucker whether you're having sex or not.
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Gail said...

HI TRISH-

Great post full of truth, lessons, humor and style - great style. my 87 year old Mom in 5th stage kidney failure (there are five stages) is being hassled by "Swiss Colony" for a payment they lost!!! I truly hope they call when I am there.

Love you girl
Gail
peace and hope.....

Liberality said...

You said everything I was thinking this morning as I listened to the news. Some of the nicest people I know are nevertheless totally in the pocket of fear based religions (fundamental Christianity) and fear based politics (teabagging republicans) whether they realize it or not. REally! If you didn't know they were so extreme in those ways you'd think they were nice enough people, reasonable, able to think straight. They tend to believe that because they are conservative that they are more reasonable, that is, in touch with reality-but nothing could be further from the truth IMO. I do hope there is hope for them because this country is going down,down, down if there isn't.

Jennifer said...

Great post. Got my first laugh in the first paragraph: "...which proves that Teabaggers have been around forever in one version or another."

Incidentally, your term "teabaggers" found its way into a conversation I had not long ago, and I used it so casually I had to stop while the other person processed it ("oh, you mean tea-party members"). haha What do I call that, a stonerism?

Anway, it's sad that the terms "lovers" and "sex" are seen negatively or in the first place and have to be separated out from "lovers" in the grander sense.

It really benefits the power forces to keep the people stupid, as well as scared and puritanical. You'd think after all these centuries, the people would have figured it out. (Oh ya - the stupid part...)

Mark said...

It is so very true that there is hope for all of us. We are all of the same source and therefore at our core we are the same. We have the ability to transform beyond our ego minds and to radiate the love that many have long since buried.

Jaliya said...

Argh, eh! The only place the world is flat is right under our feet ;-)

"conventional wisdom" often = "conventional stupidity" ...

Your son is *your* son. He'll turn out all right :-)

Lover vs. Fucker --> reminds me of Daniel Quinn's perception of "Takers" in his novel *Ishmael* ...

About Whitey (aka The Fucker) ... Whitey thinks he's the only true *human* being on the planet ... and I wonder if Whitey invented the term "human race" --> because that's Whitey's way: Race, race, race, like a rat on a wheel, forever scrabbling to get higher up the mountain of money ... (and if you think about it, a mountain of money sure ain't a solid structure ...)

Har! --> Velvet's horror at his empty wallet reminds me of the old Gestalt therapy cartoon:

A middle-aged Whitey-man stands, looking down into the abyss of his pulled-open trousers; his jaw is slack with astonishment and his eyes bug out of his head as he says, "Who shit in my pants?"

I remember my stupid-Whitey days ... Fortunately, they didn't last long. I've still got a stupid Whitey-man in my head; he is a tenacious opponent ...

There sure is Beauty, Hope and Justice in the world: one of these oases is your blog :-)

About the word "consume" ... I learned years ago that one of its root meanings is "to destroy."

'Nuff said. Here's to the Lovers xoxo

PENolan said...

Lisa - it really is a thing of beauty. The kids, I mean, not the conventional wisdom stuff.

Beach - I'm betting he turns out all right but only after he drives you fucking nuts.

Suzan - Welcome! I've seen you around blogland and am glad you found your way over here. I'm also glad you laughed since I've been worried about my sense of humor. I'd be honored to be included on your blogroll and look forward to putting you on mine.

Gail - I hope you're tired, hungry and excessively irritable when you pick up the phone. Hang in there.

Libs, I'm pretty sure the country is going straight down the tubes for a few more years anyway. I hope the new agers are right and that global consciousness has been rising for a while and that the tide will turn in 2012. Otherwise, I'll be hiding out in the woods somewhere keeping the flame alive - just like my Celtic pagan ancestors did when the Romans occupied their lands.

Jennifer - Canadians don't know about Teabaggers? Lucky them!
I've been repeating the mantra, "A first draft never killed anybody." I'm thinking it's not going to kill me, but if that preacher ever hears it, he's not going to like it a bit. I warned him this could happen when he started calling all the time . . .

Mark, I'm trying to breathe and stay connected in the Now. It's good to see you again.

Jaliya! Hooray! Your ear is better and you're back!

Jennifer said...

Oh, Canadians know about teabaggers, don't you worry. Lots of them emulate them. (Good grief)

Glad the first draft didn't kill you. But look out Preacher. But then again, your honesty is why he and everybody else love ya sister.

dissed said...

Lovers and Fuckers: jaw-droppingly accurate, and it can be damned difficult to tell the difference. Sneaky bastards.

Educable dumb asses: there's hope for my 14-year-old, who doesn't yet understand how "just hanging out at the mall and then a movie and then back to the mall" can break the bank in, I don't know, maybe 20 minutes.

PENolan said...

dissed! I've been wondering where you've been hiding this summer. Hope all is back to normal with you.
xo

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