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.
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