Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Blessings and Peace - Happy New Year - 2014

A final post...

The Last Days of Troy

In the last days of Troy
Cassandra saw the angels fall,
and how the sky had darkened so,
how the land had heaved so,
how the gods, like vengeful Apollo,
had openly proven themselves false,
only fake smiles from the skies.

She’d glimpsed beyond the smoky
firmament, searching for an invisible sun
that might give its heat to everyone,
but found, instead, a cold fate envelop-
ing the land and all its inhabitants.

And she pondered the fate
of her father, Priam,
who hadn’t believed,
as hadn’t the others,
to their avoidable demise.

You see, there were
the “could haves,” and
the “should haves,” and
the “might have beens.”
There were endless “if onlys,”
as in for instance, "if only
the slaves had not revered
their chains...if only..."

But, in the last days of Troy,
the Trojans would suddenly
realize through the merciless
clarity of collective regret,
how their cherished apathy
had lulled them for so long.
And they would conclude
that one does well to look
every gift horse in the mouth,
no matter how gracious
a gift it may seem.

For too high is the risk of
what may be hidden in plain sight,
of what may be a bitter nightmare
masquerading as a sweet dream,
of what may be dwelling now
both within, and without.

The rest is silence.


If everyone waits until the other man makes 
a start, the messengers of avenging Nemesis 
will come steadily closer.  --The White Rose

Who will make the first bid on the dove of peace?
Will it be you?

        May humanity pursue peace on Earth, ascend out of the darkness and illusions under which we've allowed ourselves, for milennia, to be oppressed, under which we have been fighting false, politically and financially orchestrated, cave-wall-shadow wars over:

* Race (among us, there is only one race: human)
* Gender (among us, there is only one gender: spirit)
* National boundaries  (among us, there is only one
national boundary: the entire surface of the planet)
* Political parties (among us, there is only one
 true political party: Peace & Mutual Respect)
* Other Convenient Scapegoats/Bad Guys

       Instead, may humanity one day collectively commit to a clear, unified Vision Statement for itself, a self-determined raison d'être free of the old, idiotic notions carefully and quietly socially-engineered into its consciousness by its many handlersthose hostile, parasitic alien races parading as fake smiles from the skies, along with their misguided human hybrid lapdogs who have worshipped and obeyed them (incorrectly deeming themselves, "elite").  In reality, these "elite" are merely middle management.  They are overseers of a slavery system wherein they themselves are but mere slaves, deluded and controlled with velvet chains and gilded cages of all sorts.  And what happens to most, if not all, middle management when a company decides to...downsize?

May Humanity Realize a Vision for Itself Centered in
~  Fearlessness, Intelligence, Compassion and Peace ~

...before it's too late.

"I stand for life, not death, and for peace, not war." --Picasso

~ Just say no to the handlers. ~



Friday, December 27, 2013

The Masses REALLY Need Sunglasses

When you wake up in the morning and the light has hurt your head

The first thing you do when you get up out of bed

Is hit that street a-runnin' and tryin' to meet the masses

And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses!
Because it is one cattywampus world out there.
For serious.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Stephen Hawking, Rapper Extraordinaire

Despite his disability, Stephen totally owned Albert "MC Squared" Einstein in their
Epic Rap Battle, all the while playing Angry Birds on his 'puter, yo.   For serious!

More rap battles to come, after supper...

Friday, December 13, 2013

I Just Got to Be Free

Really, I do.   You have no idea.

On Civil Disobedience

But If Not 
Sermon delivered at the Ebenezer Baptist Church
Atlanta, Georgia, November, 1967

And I say to you this morning, that if you have never 
found something so dear and so precious to you that 
you will die for it, then you aren't fit to live.  God grant 
that we will never bow before the gods of evil.

We Will Not Serve Thy Gods

          There was a day when many of the Israelites found themselves in bondage in Babylon.  There was a king of Babylon by the name of Nebuchadnezzar, you read about him a good deal in the book of Daniel, and it stands as an epic that will remain stenciled on the mental sheets of unfolding generations.  Nebuchadnezzar was a mighty king, and when he ruled, he ruled and when he issued an order he meant business.  And Nebuchadnezzar issued an order.  He made a golden image and his order was that everybody under the reign of his kingship had to bow before that golden image and worship it.  Now those of you who read the Bible remember that story.  One day Nebuchadnezzar called in the judges and the governors and the sheriffs, and they had a dedicatory service for this golden image, and then he said to them, "I'm instructing you to see that everybody bows before this golden image."

          But there were three young men around there.  One's name was Shadrach, the other one's name was Meshach, and the other name was Abednego.  And they answered--and I read it from the scripture--and said to the king "O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this manner.  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up."  Now I want you to notice first, here, that these young men practiced civil disobedience.  Civil disobedience is the refusal to abide by an order of the government or of the state or even of the court that your conscience tells you is unjust.  Civil disobedience is based on a commitment to conscience.  In other words, one who practices civil disobedience is obedient to what he considers a higher law. And there comes a time when a moral man can't obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust.

"O king, we will not serve thy gods, nor
worship the golden image which thou hast set up."

Moral Law of the Universe

          And I tell you this morning, my friends, that history has moved on, and great moments have often come forth because there were those individuals, in every age in and every generation, who were willing to say, "I will be obedient to a higher law."  These men were saying, "I must be disobedient to a king in order to be obedient to The King."  And those people who so often criticize those of us who come to those moments when we must practice civil disobedience never remember that even right here in America, in order to get free from the oppression and the colonialism of the British Empire, our nation practiced civil disobedience.  For what represented civil disobedience more than the Boston Tea Party?  And never forget that everything that Hitler did in Germany was legal.  It was "legal" to do everything that Hitler did to the Jews.  It was a law in Germany that Hitler issued himself that it was wrong and illegal to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler's Germany...but I tell you, if I had lived in Hitler's Germany, with my attitude, I would have openly broken that law.  I would have practiced civil disobedience.