Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Everyone Makes A Difference In This World

Because of the paradox of humanity's coexistence of wealth and technology with suffering and deprivation, a while back I decided to light my own match and begin the process of self simplification. I found an overwhelming need for the cleansing of my values!

The economic crisis we suffered and are still struggling to overcome forced me like many others to re-examine priorities. The further instability of the global markets became the final catalyst that awakened those who chose to live and function inside their local bubble. Luckily for me, I wasn't that isolated but still needed a huge overhaul of what I once considered to be my lifestyle. As I looked around me I found that because more and more people heard the knock of hardship at their own door something once dormant was blooming. The birth of empathy seemed to be spreading like fire. Unbelievable as it might sound people actually began to care for the plight of their fellow human beings and I knew that if nothing else hope was still alive. The light I saw in others gave me the courage to alter my path, unload what I once valued as dear and strive to become a person of worth not through possessions but through selfless acts.

So here I am reminding everybody that we all have a responsibility to self evolve as to communally help everyone around us. Whether through individual feats of courage or group achievement everyone makes a difference in this world.

Governments should not fear revolutions as much as they should fear the encroachment of an enlightened society.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Legum Servi Sumus Ut Liberi Esse Possimus-Cicero

Frustrated about the direction of the political status quo and its players made me think of something I read a long time ago by Cicero, " Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus." This sentence translates into simple words which say-> "We are slaves of the laws in order that we may be able to be free."

The question is are we free because of these laws and if so 'how' free? These sets of laws that we have subjected ourselves to over and over in order to better society as a whole have a HUGE hole in them. There is a feature missing. Something in our modern Democracy and the doctrines it is based on is faulty. Question is why is it taking so long to make Democracy serve its constituents instead of having us 'serve' Democracy's appointed demigods?

Does being a slave to the laws set before us in order to protect society at large really free us? If it does why are we in servitude then to these laws and who is it we serve: ourselves or the leaders that have have passed them?

I sense that the ones being primarily served under these structures are the ones the laws benefit the most - the elite. It seems that if there is no benefit to the hierarchy certain laws would not be passed.

But what do I know ?

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Heart Is Always With You

These past few days have made me sadly reflect much more than I would
like to have. Two dear friends of mine lost their mothers. One dear friend
laid her mother to rest this past week after months of seeing her suffer
while my other dear friend lost her mother last year on the 15th of this month.

To date my life has been spent avoiding deep expression. I have made it a
point to feel as little as possible and to just survive. The overwhelming
sorrow and pain felt by those
so close to me changed that this week.

I wrote this little poem to let them know how I feel so they know my heart is always with them.

If I could draw a picture
of everything I feel,

I somehow would recapture
the images so real.

My heart would be the culprit
to sketch it without fear,

and smear upon a canvas
a picture of a tear.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Why I Find Micro-Blogging Impersonal

I think the lure of micro-blogging has so enchanted us all that we find ourselves chained to its simplistic demands. Where else could we spit out a few short thought out words and just walk away continuing our day?

This is why today my micro-blogging commentary will be short but to the point!

Although micro-blogging fits our schedules and our rapidly growing 'short' attention spans it makes us dehumanize our behavior. We become mechanical and unfeeling. We read comments as if they were being mass produced from out of the vastness of space and forget that behind these written words are actual people. The need for quick/short info seems to have forced many of us to lack civility in our interactions with each other. The 'primary' human tool is no longer fire but the delete/remove button!

As we go forward into the future and micro-blogging evolves into 'one micro grunt' let's not 'ever' forget that behind every GRUNT is a mammal->us!

When micro-blogging remember to: Keep it real-Keep it personal-Keep it human!

I WOULD LIKE TO END BY SAYING THOUGH THAT SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING PEOPLE ARE FOUND IN THESE CIRCLES! So when feeling down because you have to do so much sifting to find the great ones--just smile and keep going: They're out there! :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

After All Shouldn't We Fight For Democracy In This Country Too?

On December 6, 2008, I began a Series of Commentaries on President George W. Bush, as I counted down the days left to his Presidency. Here is the link for anyone that is curious to read it.
Series of Commentaries on President George W. Bush

It has ALWAYS bugged me as to why I did not finish this countdown. I know the holidays were upon us and life really had its demands. Yet, this should have/could have never stopped me had I 'really' wanted to finish my commentaries to the last final day.

WHAT HAPPENED? I myself have been pondering my thoughts on this very matter since Day 20, December 30, 2008 when I wrote my last post.

On Day 22nd and Day 21st, I touched upon my thoughts of Bush 43 and the Administration's handling of Katrina. Reliving these thoughts TOTALLY DISGUSTED ME!

I understood an enemy attacking this country. Enemies do that sort of thing I hear. When one's OWN government allows for its people to sit like drowning rats, I find it TOTALLY heartbreaking!

It has been exactly 81 days since Bush's last day (still LOVE the clock above).
President Obama will at least try to bring back some integrity to this position and for that I do respect the man. Will he change the BUREAUCRACY set in stone in the government?

"Changing the bureaucracy rampant in our government is left up to us the constituency. We have to take 'more responsibility' for our own destiny! We need to become 'more involved' and become 'more aware' so that 'collectively' we have 'more say/power.'

After all shouldn't we fight for Democracy in this country too?" ;)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"We The People Was Never Honestly Written About Us: Was It?"

Doesn't this beat all?

Now tell me who is making decisions to benefit the welfare of the American people and who is making decisions to benefit the welfare of their own bank accounts by mindlessly punching in a clock? Did these politicians get degrees in anything other than silly thinking? Although, I feel silly thinking this is so, silly seems to be the case. Maybe A.I.G. Executives do need to be paid off with blood to be kept in their positions. Surely, our politicians could never even get through a first interview for a position with such mastery and intellect. The best and the brightest seem not to be in our Government but in the Institutions that have choked our basic values since the beginning. When I read about TAXING the bonuses, I strongly visualized an 'a' in place of the 'o' after the 'b' in the word 'bonuses'. Then I deleted the 'b' and what do you think I got? Our politicians! Silly....aren't they? Anuses for sure! :)

"We the people was never honestly written about us: Was it?" ;)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Traditions Cause Divisions

Eric Holder this Country's newly appointed Attorney General made some remarks that stirred up the racial chatter in this Nation once more during a speech made on February 18, 2009.
Eric Holder Says U.S. Remains a 'Nation of Cowards' When It Comes to Race Relations

Here is the speech in its entirety:
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Department of Justice African American History Month Program

I myself make very few remarks on the divides that plague the human race as I find them pitiful and nonconstructive. Did he say anything that was not true or did he just say words that did not want to be heard by some? We are after all a Nation of divided people under one umbrella called the USofA it would seem more often than not. So why not work on bridging the gaps and uniting the people?

Humanity has always been divided by race, by religion, by gender, by wealth/poverty, and so on, and so on, and so on, oh and let's not forget Nation building and borders. Will humanity ever unite and see past their mind limitations and steel walls? We will have to evolve into higher beings for that one. Right now we are still making choices that could have been made a few thousand years ago which tells me that we have not quite evolved yet. So why bother?

If history teaches us anything about ourselves it should stress that as a people divided we have not come far. Traditions and labels might be warm and fuzzy but in the real world do nothing but keep us travelling on different roads. This might be nice for the power hungry mongrels that need their armies and work force in tact but wouldn't it be nice if we as a humanity said 'no more' and actually surpassed the self they made us believe we are? Why not bother?

"Remembering that traditions cause divisions permits us all to become a part of the whole. Labels given/accepted as what/who we are own us."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Will Obama's Stimulus Bill Work?

Obama signs Stimulus

On Feb. 17th, President Barack Obama signed a $787 billion stimulus bill to rescue this country from its catastrophic economic downfall. Will it work? Is it too late? Is it enough?

I think the worse is yet to come. A bandage will not help heal a massive wound like the one this Nation has. For states, the drowning will have in most cases occurred way before the trickle down. In my opinion, the stimulus bill is not drastic enough and will not drastically help the people who brought about the Presidency for Barack Obama. It's another elaborate scene of 'let's look like we are trying to do something for the people' as usual. A scene that this country has seen many times over with many presidents.

President Barack Obama must remember that he came about at an age where every factor that needed to be there for him to win was there. Is he qualified to lead this nation? Of course, he is extremely qualified and able to lead. The issue is not that of qualifications, the issue is that of a Nation's dynamics. The timing was just right! The technology was just right! We as a Nation evolved into minds that became barrier free. The social media shaped our lives and brought in a new leader for a new time. The dinosaurs unable to interact or understand this field will with time be voiceless. The issue left now is will this stimulus help the minds that brought about this new era? I think that we as a people have to take more responsibility of our own destiny. We are still looking for leaders to bring about change and this in the end will disappoint Obama's followers.

'Barack Obama winning the Presidency was this Country' s Revolution!
Any stimulus bill set forth must come with the same audacity and severity to save this Nation:
It must be revolutionary!'

Friday, February 6, 2009

Are All Laws Just?

"When laws are skewed to benefit the elite fragment of society are they just laws?"

It seems that in a society where order is necessary to sustain the general well being
of the masses we as individuals forgo some of our liberties to allow for this sophisticated infrastructure to exist. Notice the word sophisticated here? A word describing complexity, advanced wisdom, and having worldly knowledge. How intriguing that laws are set on a base derived from knowledgeable intellectuals who look only at the betterment of the whole without ever allowing a stain of self serving decision making in the process. Do such humans exist? Are there selfless human beings who walk under a beam of radiance going forth to bring about laws? Just beings sadly do not exist 100% of the time which brings us to their laws. Are all laws just or are they set up to keep the hierarchy justly in tact? ;)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One Never Escapes a Stream

"Note to Self: Live Streaming allows for the capture of every single expression especially when the Streaming has a lag - just a thought." ;)

Today was a huge day for this Country and for the World.
Wishing President Obama the courage to lead as well as change the world!

THE Bush Clock will be staying on for a while to remind us that,
"After 8 years of unadulterated corruption and darkness,
the sun is finally upon us" :)