Friday, October 26, 2007

Democracy is failing: a treatise

Due to governmental failure, a fatal flaw in the United State's ideology of democracy has occurred.

If the government is here to serve the interests of all, then any way it knowingly facilitates the financial gain of a select few, either corporate or private, is in direct conflict with its claimed modus operandus.

An efficient government is an effective government. The government has lost operational efficiency by becoming unwieldly and over-burdened. It employs too many people and is broke.

A government should be light and efficient, responding quickly and effectively to the call of its people. The government should employ highly intelligent leaders who know how to trim the ranks through the removal of all broken or unnecessary lines of communication.

A true democracy employs officials who don't rely on the opinions of lobbyists because they themselves are out there surveying their districts, taking polls to the people and giving power to their voices.

The point of electorate terms of service is to make sure the office is performing at its best. The corruption of politicians to corporations results in a perpetual infusion of election capital ($), through which they can remain in office to reap the rewards of certain kickbacks.

The treasury of the government should be able to pay for any necessary travel during the elected official's service terms, meaning that anytime a corporation pays for travel, the elected official should be charged with treason.

Sound too harsh? Consider that the corporation has no reason to sponsor a politician unless it wants him or her to pass or affect the passing of legislation in its financial favor. Therefore the intention is always biased; and by allowing the corporation to court the governmental official, he or she has committed treason by allowing a leg up to a select few individuals over the majority of voices.

Treason is disloyalty to the will of the people through subversive behavior. Corruption is by nature subversive and disloyal to the cause of democracy.

The signs are clear.

The unwieldly nature of a government who commit hundreds of billions to a war started under the guise of WMD's, while there exist schools on its own soil who cannot afford the tools necessary to learn.

The way corporate business has been allowed to run rampant across the countryside while small independent businesses fold under the pressure of cheap imports.

The pollution of resources through relaxed standards is tantamount to subsidized poisoning.

Democracy is failing in its current form and the problem lies in the lack of clarity surround its intent. Is democracy here to protect its citizens’ freedom through the endorsement of a few?

Since the government seems unable or unwilling to educate its masses about the state of its corruption, we are thus responsible if it fails to protect the freedom of the masses from corporate take-over.

The hyper-exploitation of resources at home or abroad via corporate behavior is unacceptable and threatens to wipe out all diversity, in order to fulfill the financial satisfaction of boardroom investors.

Hyper-exploitative behavior seeks to remove required resources by any means necessary. It is the government's job to pay attention to the necessities of its people, not the necessities of a corporate boardroom.

The government must allow small independent businesses the same rights and privileges it allows corporations, because corporate interests are poisoning our food, water and air, thereby limiting our rights to pursue a healthful life.

Your dollars matter. Where you spend your dollars dictates the life and death of a corporation. Unfortunately at this stage, cheap imports have eroded the value of your money, but your patronage can make a difference. Corporations who are allowed to toxify the environment must die from the lack of our collective patronage.

In this way, we the citizens, spark an economic fire under the businesses who are protecting our best interests. Those whose manufacturing and sales procedures respect the natural balance of the available resources and seek to leave no damaging traces in the ecosystem.

Your patronage matters and your voice matters.

Your education and the education of your fellow citizens is crucial to the volume of our collective voice through the strength it gives to your decision making process.

The amount and type of information your brain receives is crucial to the patronage of your mind into action; meaning, beware of advertisements asking you to buy products made through questionable business practices.

You must educate yourself about the goods you purchase lest you endanger your health directly or indirectly.

You must find your voice because our democracy is failing, leading us to certain doom.

Make no mistake, the control of international resources under the guise of diplomacy will not go unnoticed forever. Our seas are being fished to extinction and we extract sludge from the earth to power the machines of industry and progress.

There are not a lot of happy notes out there because as resources dwindle, the machines of money and progress must become more aggressive to maintain their profit margins.

We are at a crucial time where at some point our patronage will no longer be able to save us and as our ecosystems crumble, our well-being will crumble.

Now our monies and our collective voice must turn back the tide of political corruption and sever destructive corporations from our eyes, ears and veins.

We must turn away from petty wars of greed and pride and face the fact that all our futures are intertwined. We must face the fate created over the span of human history.

The human obsession with individuality leads to delusional worldviews in which the human mind reasons that resources are not finite and that actions have no consequences.

Humans are only here by the grace of the Sun and the blessings of Mother Earth.

Poisoning the land, water and air to improve the financial margins is despicable behavior of the
ignorant mind.

Consuming resources at non-sustainable rates is a deliverable death-warrant issued to the ecosystems which sustain human life.

These are all things which the government should be monitoring and controlling for the sake of its people.

We must join together to steer our fate away from the brink of destruction. We must collectively take the helm of our government.

Politicians are our employees and must follow the directions of our collective voice.

Businesses live and breath through our patronage. We should evaluate the business practices of all those who receive the lifeblood of our monies. Collectively we can choose which businesses are allowed to live and which businesses must die.

The lambs find strength in their unity.

Are you a lamb or a lion?

Will you speak up?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


ladder to another world

I Ching for day seventeen

Qian:Heaven over Zhen:Thunder = Honesty

Let the seeds develop in their own way. Nothing can be forced to grow in a hurry.

My culture epitomizes the get _____ quick philosophy.

It is a shame that most humans are too wrapped up in desire, to recognize the ill-side-effects of such actions.

The religion of my youth, Christianity, has sold their seeds of faith to corporations.

Hear me now, no matter your beliefs, buying goods whose manufacturing poisons you or your neighbors water, soil or air, is the equivalent of spitting in God's face.

To knowingly spend wages of labor on products which require the hyper-exploitation of precious, finite Earthly resources is hypocritical to any theology that values life, and is just sheer madness.

Let the seeds develop in their own ways...the natural, organic way ordained by the celestial lights.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

I Ching for day sixteen

Gen:Mountain over Dui:Sea = Decrease

Dispense with bad habits and you will gain unexpected profit.

Mountains should be high and the sea should be deep. Restrain your anger, suppress your longings and take no action without careful thought.

Today while talking with our family counselor, it became clear that I must concentrate upon the appropriate measure of increase and decrease in my every thought and action.

The journey dictates the need and thus I must meter my worldview to accommodate the lessons of the moment. Balancing reduction and gain is crucial to maintaining the warrior's path of integrity.

To dispense with destructive habits is no easy task and yet is a cause worth being sought.

Your sanity is the measure of control you have over your destructive compulsions; maintaining its health ensures a longer, more free existence.

In humble admission and the subsequent eradication of bad habits, unexpected profits may appear as universal gifts bestowed upon the faithful.

The warmth of my lover's embrace and the sweet smell of her skin remind me that it is time to decrease, time to discover my subtlety and my finesse, time to crowd out bad habits with good ones.

I Ching for day fifteen

Zhen:Thunder over Qian:Heaven = Great Strength

Gather power with the help of teachings, tactics, willpower and determination.

Maintain a noble character and you will enlist many to the cause. Your strength has grown but it is not yet time for battle. A victory gained through force will short-lived, just as the echo of thunder in the sky quickly fades.

Whether or not you are aware of your surroundings, an army is growing. The discontent is palpable. Balance must be and will be restored.

It does not matter your allegiance to rigid beliefs, when your spirit of life is on the docket. Letting someone else choose your fate proves your cause a sham.

Clarify your purpose were you to clarify your mind. Free yourself from the unnecessary burdens of men who deal in shadows by not giving away your power to their hyper-exploitative corporations.

Gather your strength and you will find a great army building. Your willpower manifests through the clarity of your intent. Seek the path of nobility along the path of integrity.

Find freedom, find happiness, find great strength.

I Ching for day fourteen

Kun:Earth over Qian:Heaven = Peace

Come together with others without envy, just as heaven blends with the earth.

The high and the low mingle, majesty and humility share a mutual respect. The surface of the earth rises and falls just like the ups and downs of life.

Waking up late next to the warm skin of my lover, the coffee tastes sweeter and the bacon more savory.

As the sun pierces the crisp October air, I let my spirit rise and fall on the breeze. Silencing the inner voices, I find myself free to follow the birdsongs and my lover's sighs.

It is constantly astounding that when allowed to speak, Nature exudes a wisdom far more relevant than the incessant drone of society.

When it is your turn to face Infinity, all the indignation you can muster will not alter the course of your death.

Peace is scarce in a shrinking world and therefore must be championed at the sake of your dignity.

I Ching for day thirteen

Li:Fire over Kan:Water = Striving to Accomplish

Continue to improve yourself and continue to benefit others.

Male and female powers beget each other. Life and death follow each other, this is the circle of nature and the I Ching.

Follow the example of heaven and earth to continue your progression. Just as they keep moving to nurture the myriad creatures, you should continue to accomplish your duties. That is the only way to reach the summit.

There is much before us that must be made right. It is insufficient to simply recognize the need for change, action must follow acknowledgment in order for your situation to improve.

Equal voices will carry the day and must be allowed to speak were you to understand the true nature of the I Ching.