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Monday, December 15, 2008

The People We've Become (Origainal Song)

The People We've Become

What is it that you want to change?
What determines what is strange?
What morality will you exchange
to be the people we've become?

Verse 1

Give your life to someone else
in exchange for paper wealth
to buy the stuff your TV sells
that keeps you in your civilized cell

Verse 2

Produce more unnecessary stuff each day
staying in line with the civilized way
exploiting tomorrow to consume today
with no sorrow, with no dismay

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Problem With Old People

The Problem With Old People
When a human is a child, he takes in all the knowledge he can without having to worry about that knowledge challenging his preconceived ideologies and notions of how things are supposed to be. Children can learn more purely because they don't have as many ideas that have been set in stone that can keep them from accepting new knowledge.

Learning requires one to allow the challenging, and possible change, of ideas that were previously held in high esteem. In order to learn something, one must be willing to risk the changing of ideas that were held as truth. When an adult reaches a certain age, or mindset, he is less willing to challenge ideologies that he has held as foundations of his reality. There is a certain element of comfortablity that one does not wish to relinquish for knowledge that is contrary to his long-held beliefs.

This is the problem with old people (old, not meaning physically, but mentally). One can be old in his mind at a young age. When one stops learning because it is uncomfortable to change what has been held as the truth for so long, one has become old in his mind. One may hold a belief system that he was taught as a child and never challenge it because he does not see any reason for it to be challenged. It has worked for so long, and been held in such high esteem, that his identity would be lost if he challenged his preconceived ideologies.

If there is going to be any change in the minds of the people for the betterment of humanity, the people themselves must realize that one must be open to challenging his beliefs in order to learn anything. One cannot truly learn if he is not allowing himself to question the things that he holds as truths.

One must question everything. Question reality. The reality that each human holds is the reality of that individual human. No other human shares that reality. We seem to identify ourselves with groups and ideologies, but our realities differ form the others in the group. Each human has come to the conclusion of his reality through the things that he has learned in his life. And, every human has walked a different path. So, we may have shared visions, but we still hold our own individual reality.

The problems that we face in our world, and our worldview, are not going to be solved by those whose minds are closed to challenging the paradigms that have been instituted in our consciousness. The change that needs to take place is going to happen because the people reject the paradigms that have been holding us in the current form of slavery, which is a mental slavery. Our minds have been controlled by the worldview that we have been taught by our parents, our culture, our TV's, and anything that implies the idea of conformity over thinking for ourselves.

The only savior upon whom we can rely is our self.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Who I Am, Why I Am Here, and How I Think I Got Here...

Who I Am, Why I Am Here, and How I Think I Got Here...

My name is Chris. I'm a 26 year old American male. I went to public school, mostly. I did attend a private school for a little over a couple years. I wasn't really social at first, but I became very well acquainted with mostly every individual in my school, and later, in my workplace, and community.

I tend to get along with just about everyone, and can make friends with just about all of these people, too. I like to know people. I like to know what's around me.

As I move through life, I am beginning to notice that my whole life I have been trying to be in a state of cyclicality with what goes on around me. But, recently in my life, about the last two years, I have began to see something I never could have imagined. I didn't necessarily go looking for this knowledge, it seems as though it came looking for me.

I hit a very rough emotional state in my life about the age of twenty-two. In hindsight, I can see that I was subconsciously aware of the destructiveness and the inexistence of cyclicality in the life that I was living, the lives of everyone else, and the society in which I am living. I was living the way that I was told that I was supposed to live. My parents played the role that they were taught to play. And, I was playing the role that they, and our culture, were teaching me to play.

It's obvious from what I have seen that all life in our world exists in a cyclical manor. We can see it in the world around us, whether or not we try to see it, so long as we don't look at the people in the culture in which we live. But, once you see it, you can't ignore that it exists all around you. And you feel like you have to do something about this very blatant problem that exists in our culture.

During the acquisition of this knowledge, I was also beginning to understand myself and what it is to be human. Nobody really teaches you how to be a human. It's something that everybody seems to expect you to just know. Being human is to be alive, understanding that you can only control yourself. Everything that goes on in your mind is yours. Nobody can make you do anything, unless you choose to allow them to control your emotions, or your mind, or anything you can think. The only bars and chains that can hold a human are the bars and chains they allow to hold their minds.

So, what do you do with that knowledge? The only thing that I can think to do , as a human being, is to tell everyone I can, talk to the people with whom I share the world. So, I tell everyone with whom I converse. I make YouTube videos to spread this knowledge... This is why I am here. But, I don't stop at YouTube. I know most of the people in my community. Though, not many are prepared to learn that their whole way of life is impractical, fundamentally violent, and nihilistic, I try to communicate whatever knowledge they can accept within their scope of reality. If something does not fall in-line with your view of the world, it is hard to accept that it has any truth. People will only believe things that fit their reality.

I don't have the answers, and I haven't met anyone that does, but there is a problem that is too large to solve unless we have the majority of people understanding that an undebatable problem exists. The system in which we live is unnatural. It doesn't work for people, it never has, and it never will. There will be a small ruling class, and a larger class of the ruled.

Right now, the problems people are noticing are symptoms of the larger problem that is eluding the vision of most of humanity. The problem is our worldview and the acceptance, participation, and perpetuation of that worldview in the education and indoctrination of our children. It's the worldview that tells us that the earth was made for man; that everything in the world is subject to human ownership, exploitation, and control; that tells us there is something wrong with us because we are human. This indoctrination of our minds teaching us that this culture is "the only way to live" is nothing less than nihilistic an tyrannical. If we think we are destined to destroy ourselves, we will.

Getting away from the civilization, in geographical terms, is not going to stop, or even slow, what is inevitably our future. We are consuming the future, now, so that there isn't a future for humanity or anything else. You and I can live in a way that opposes the worldview of our culture and maintains sustainability, but if there is any chance of a future for those after us, we must reach those who don't see the problems, or even know that there is a problem.

So, I am here, telling you. Now, you know there's something fundamentally wrong with the worldview of our culture. Go learn more, talk to people, read books, "be the change you wish to see in the world." Give your children a planet that is inhabitable. They won't care if we were democratic or totalitarian, or what wars were fought. They are going to care about how we left the world for them. Can they breathe the air, drink the water, eat the food? Can they live on the planet we left to them?

That is who I am, why I am here, and how I think I got here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Global Industialization

Global Industialization

Sky and sea and land
are not the property of man
but man belongs to them
he cannot conquer himself
so he conquers everything else
creating the fallacy of wealth
giving rise to the empire of hell
making lies so easy to sell
that no one will even rebel
against the tyranny of title

Verse #1:

How many truths must you see
before you see the harm of industry?
we're living in the age of information
biological objectification, cultural indoctrination,
genocidal desensitization,
in a zealous but impractical perpetuation.

Verse #2:

How many truths must you see
before you see the harm of civilization?
We're living in the age of information
a suicidal extermination, with cataclysmal determination,
but we need a total discontinuation
of this global industrialization.