Thursday, May 26, 2016

Why Must I be Adjectified?

Politics are savage. Real savage... not the 'I don't understand you so I call you savage to imply inferiority' kind, but the actual, brutal and uncaring kind. Savage in the 'I'll destroy you and scorch the earth where you stood' kind. Yeah, ironically the kind of savage that attempts genocide and then calls its victims 'savages'.

Politics insists that we must be labeled so that when the time comes for savagery one can be easily dehumanized and subsequently culled. If you are a part of any group of thinkers that pose any threat, legitimate or imagined, to the paranoid archy-that-be it will label you with some sort of negative adjective. When the time comes, you will be marginalized or even physically eliminated, should you pose a great enough threat.

Inexplicably, we choose to give ourselves adjectives. At the very least, we make it easy to give us labels. All that has to happen at that point is the slapping of that label on some false-flag event or group that, whether real or fictional, embodies characteristics that make them easily dehumanized. Then, anything bearing that label is fair game to reprisals or elimination.

I'm not going to go for that. I'm just me and I'm ONLY me and I speak for only me. If any group or kind of ideology or any other label is slapped on me, it is no longer by my consent.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Awaken while you Dream

Look there, in the dreams of the curious. Something is personally there and aware of your fantasy. It is known and wants to let you know that there is no end.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The Need to Wander

There is so much life to live and so little time to squeeze it all in, it seems. Between work, obligations, and the fatigue those things bring, it's hard to make time to just live. I want to live.

Experiences are the way we live. If you experience the same thing over and over, your life can begin to feel monotonous. Yeah, imagination can make every day a new adventure, but sometimes you just want to not have to imagine adventures; you want to live them. I want to live adventures.

Travel seems like it would be the kind of adventure you wouldn't have to waste imagination proving to be an experiential sensory occultation. From the first step you take out of your normal path you begin to get out of that rut. Sometimes, the route to work can vary enough to give a little adventure. Sometimes, not enough... not enough at all. I need to go somewhere.

Do we have to travel far to find adventure? Most of us don't walk from one side of the yard to the other, or across the street from our houses very often. I want to go far away.

Maybe our lives need some danger to make us feel alive. If so, some of us already have jobs with enough danger and still feel like we need more. I want to go somewhere I've never even seen and blindly find my way through alien areas and shimmering seas of the unknown.

There are people to meet. They are the characters in your story. Some will become regulars, some peripheral, and still others will haunt your sleep and dreams forever. I want to dream of them forever.

Over the next set of hills and trees lies something you've never seen. There breathe the lungs of creation; there dwell the sources of adrenalin. They taste like the salt of life. I want to breathe my life and feel my pulse race in my whole body as my feet carry me swiftly into something new.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Xochiquetzal

This is an impressive piece of music, but I believe Chloe Trevor could have played my High School report cards and made them look good. Seriously, parts of this performance look downright supernatural:

Saturday, April 09, 2016

The Most Interesting Presidential Candidate in the World

He worked for NASA. His namesake was installed on most of the computers sold for decades. He's taken on corrupt governments and escaped their wrath by disappearing into the jungle where he was developing new antibiotics from previously undocumented flora. He took the half-billion dollar sale of his software company and created several new incubators for new security software development. There are pictures on the internet of him holding almost every weapon made by man. The above descriptions aren't even hyperbole... He's been called the real most interesting man in the world.

Who we're talking about, if you haven't guessed, is John Mcafee, and he's running for President of the good ole' U S of A. He has already obtained ballot access in 3 states via his own party ticket (the Cyber Party), and seeks the Libertarian nomination, which would put him on the ballot in all 50 states.

Mcafee has a software incubation company, Future Tense, which operates out of the southeastern US. He must have made a stop or two over at Von Mises while visiting his operation in Auburn, AL, and picked up a lot of his ideas. Or maybe he is just logical enough to realize what value freedom has. Either way, he makes a lot of sense for a guy who seems to be on the edge.

The guy is unconventional, to put it mildly. That, though, is probably exactly what a 3rd party needs to get any real promotion. Any publicity for alternative parties is good, but having a guy who can articulate sound ideas as well as be a camera magnet is great. He may not win, but he may very well put the party duopoly on the path to elimination, and that would be a very good thing.

Below is an ad for one of his software companies, Qikfunder, produced a couple of years ago:

Friday, April 01, 2016

Songbirds

The spring lovebirds are calling.

The song sounds so happy.

They sing, and sing, and sing.

They sing all day... calling out.

As the daylight drops, and the sun sets,

Some of them still call.

But, somehow, that same song sounds like it's in a minor mode.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Election Cycle

Take it from me, I know you will.
(If not by force by the fear of it.)
No skill required, just apathy:
The lethargy of constituency.
By voting, the sloth grows in our veins.
The reins of our rights and lives
are taken with lies
and with a ballot trick.
Now, quick, you must pick!
Which robber do you want,
the left or right?

I think I'll just stay home on election night.