Monday, December 17, 2012

Gaia Pt. 2 The Morales Speech

Evo Morales – President of Bolivia at the UN General Assembly 67th Session ~ Sep 2012(excerpt from an English translation of his speech)

" I would like to say that according to the Mayan Calendar the 21st of December marks the end of the time and the beginning of no-time. It is the end of the Macha (hatred) and the beginning of the Pacha (Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. Pachamama is usually translated as Mother Earth, or "Mother world".) It is the end of selfishness and the beginning of brotherhood. It is the end of individualism and the beginning of collectivism…­ the 21st of December this year.

The scientists know very well that this marks the end of an anthropocentric  life and the beginning of a biocentric life. It is the end of hatred & the beginning of love. The end of lies & the beginning of truth. It is the end of sadness & the beginning of joy. It is the end of division & the beginning of unity.
This is a theme to be developed, that is why… we invite you, those who bet on mankind, we invite those who want to share their instances for the good of mankind…I wish to invite you to an international meeting on 21st of December this year. An invitation to receive the new cycle, a cycle of harmony for mother earth."

"Today", The Earth Song, Erykah Badu

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"We Are Stardust"

"O King, you are this great star, the companion of Orion, who traverses the sky with Orion, who navigates the Duat with Osiris; you ascend from the East of the sky, being renewed at your due season......." (Pyramid Texts 466)

 The Duat (Astral Plane) or sky region is the place through which the Pharaohs believed that their souls would travel after death. It was the starting point of the Pharaoh's journey back to the stars from whence he came. From the moment of his birth the Pharoah was groomed and trained for his return to the “First Time” ("beginning of beginnings"). All his life, every aspect of it, was associated with his journey.

 The Egyptians were not fixated on the afterlife, as thought by early Christian translators, but focused on creating a higher type of human. Along with many ancient cultures, they believed they came from the stars and were destined to return. The knowledge of Thoth/Enoch implies humans are meant to evolve beyond our present terrestrial form. The Egyptians record stories of the "Star Walkers", occasional individuals who, like Enoch, travelled "beyond the Great Eye of Orion" and returned, to walk like gods amongst men.

"Woodstock" (We Are Stardust)

What is this song really about?

What is meant by the line, "we are caught up in the devil's bargain"?

Qur'an 15:33-46

 "He (Shaytan) said: I am not such that I should make obeisance to a mortal whom Thou hast created of the essence of black mud fashioned in shape. He said: Then get out of it, for surely you are driven away: He said: My Lord! then respite me till the time when they are raised. He (Allah) said: So surely you are of the respited ones till the period of the time made known. He (Shaytan) said: My Lord! because Thou hast made life evil to me, I will certainly make (evil) fair-seeming to them on earth, and I will certainly cause them all to deviate, except Thy servants from among them, the devoted ones. He (Allah) said: This is a right way with Me: Surely. as regards My servants, you have no authority, over them except those who follow you of the deviators. Surely those who guard (against evil) shall be in the midst of gardens and fountains: Entering them in peace, secure."

Egyptian representation of stars with five points was meant to symbolize their connection with the human body.

 “The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars.” ~Physicist, Laurence Krauss

 "Our planet, our society, and we ourselves are built of star stuff."—Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Every single atom in your body—the calcium in your bones, the carbon in your genes, the iron in your blood — was created in a star billions of years ago. All except atoms of hydrogen and one or two of the next lightest elements. They were formed even earlier, shortly after the Big Bang began 13.7 billion years ago. “All protons, all atoms are connected to all other atoms in the universe."

"We’re starting to realize that we’re all connected, we’re starting to experience ourselves as a one-system, a unity-system instead of separate and individualized. And as we do this I think our ethics are gonna change, as we realize that we’re all connected, as these physics come along and help us understand why we’re all connected.” ~ Nassim Harramein.

 H.Q. 89.27-30 “O soul that art at peace, return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him], So enter among my servants, And enter into my garden.”

Monday, August 6, 2012

Judge Not

Jesus said: 'Judge ye not,' and this is one of the greatest sayings ever uttered by any man on the earth.

 It is one of the most impossible things for the mind. The mind judges immediately; without any grounds the mind makes a judgment. You have made many judgments without ever looking whether grounds existed for them or not. And if you look deep, you will find Jesus' wisdom.
Every judgment is inadequate because the whole world is so deeply interconnected that unless you know the whole you cannot know the part. One thing leads to another because it is interlinked. The present moment is interlinked with all the past; the present moment is interlinked with all the future. In this moment culminates all eternity. All that has happened is there and all that is happening is there. How can you judge? The world is not divided. If it was divided then a fragment could be known, but the world is a totality. All judgments are false because they will be partial -- and they will assert as if they are the whole.

A man who wants to journey to the higher planes should make it a basic point not to judge. Very difficult, almost impossible -- but if you try, by and by, a subtle awareness arises... then you don't know what is "right" and what is "wrong".

But, ordinarily, the people we call  religious are the people who know everything -- what is right and what is wrong, what to do and what not to do. They have all the commandments with them. That's why religious people become inflexible and rigid. Their journey has stopped. They are not growing at all.  The Divine is not a static point; the Divine is the total movement of life, of existence. If you want to walk with God, you have to be continuously on the journey.
That's why those who are very, very courageous, who just live the moment and grow into it -- are able to 'walk with God'.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Famous Racists in History - John Wayne

John Wayne is an American and worldwide film icon, famous for his distinctive voice, stature and his walk. He has been named by the American Film Institute (AFI) as the 13th among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. He was also a racist, white supremist.

"I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people."
~ John Wayne, Playboy intereview 1971.

We could, of course, analyze the absurdity of this statement, but rather than wasting our time let's get to the point.  The purpose of this article is not so much about dragging John Wayne's name through the mud (I actually liked "Rio Bravo", btw), rather, this is more about way John Wayne is viewed in America.

"We knew him on the big screen as the cowboy ... the co-pilot ... The Green Beret colonel. But the private John Wayne stood just as tall as the characters he played."
- CBS, Sunday Morning 10/2/11.

"John Wayne was not only the most important film star of the 20th century in America - he was actually one of the most important Americans of the 20th century," ~ John Powers, film critic for Vogue magazine.

This is an example of institutional racism in it's most clear form. John Wayne is an icon and an indellible symbol of America. But he is also a racist. And America will not remove him from their pantheon of heroes...because America is racist. [Is there any another logical conclusion to draw?] 

Maybe John Wayne was just saying this to help the Republican party. But what is the Republican party if not a well polished racist organization? This a party that, after the civil rights era, established the 'Southern Strategy'  using its political cover to harbor former Dixiecrats and Klansmen.   Ahh, but we have a choice,  we don't have to vote for Republicans- again this exposes the way racism works in America. 
Our "choice" is between a party with a history of supporting and harboring open racists and still maintains the same policies and attitudes under a thin veneer of race neutrality, or a party that is more inclusive but no less 'American'. Is that a choice? And then, to add insult to injury, we are disparaged for being on the "democratic plantation" when we exercise this lack of a choice and vote democrat.

Wayne remains a hero. Here is the heart of the issue,  good or bad, this country retains the privilege to hold up their heroes, but doesn't hesitate to use the media, history books etc. to criticize, character assasinate or malign ours. Those who stand up for us are all too often attacked and labeled; "the anti-semitic Farrakan", "the ex-criminal, demogogue Malcolm X",  the controversial Spike Lee or they are largely ignored as in the case of Marcus Garvey.
I mean, John Wayne isn't even considered controversial.
Yet America will tell us things are fair and even. They point to equality in representation in certain visible areas of businesses, politics and sports and entertainment. When the subject comes up, we are told to look at President Obama as a symbol of equality. It was Ralph Bunche in the '50's, Thurgood Marshall in the '60's, Michael Jackson in the '80's, and Colin Powell in the '00's. And there are many other places we are told to look, all except the areas that really count, like influence and control of the media, land ownership and ownership of corporate and financial power. Look up the numbers in those areas.  If equality isn't thorough, it's not equality; it just appears to be equality.

Clearly what John Wayne said is in the past. Why bring up the past? 
Because it has never been adequately addressed and remedied. If a college professor writes in large letters on his blackboard "I hate Blacks"; then comes in the next day and says he no longer feels that way, but doesn't erase blackboard - semester after semester, how would black people in his class feel looking at that everyday? How should the professor be percieved?

If you continue to sweep everything under the rug, you end up with a very lumpy rug and how long can you expect to convince people that a lumpy rug is even? [And just for the record,  for those who believe it's legitimate for us to be told to forget the past and move on with our lives-looking to the future- who says remembering the past and moving ahead are mutually exlusive anyway?? If that's the case, someone tell it to history students and  college professors throughout the nation. Tell it to physicists who first learn about the theories of Newton, Copernicus and Faraday before learning what Einstein, Bohr and Planck discovered.]


For years American Indians have played an important—if subordinate—role in your Westerns. Do you feel any empathy with them?
WAYNE: I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them, if that’s what you’re asking. Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.”

Montana, part of the land whites took to "survive"; population per capita - 6.6 people per square mile.

[For the record: there existed between the Native Americans and European settlers a critical difference in world view. Far from being selfish, Native Americans didn't believe they could sell the land they lived on because it wasn't theirs to sell. It belonged to the Great Spirit and their role was to protect it. Rather than the land belonging to them, they belonged to the land. It was their mother - out of which they arose. And they weren't inclined to sell their mother any more than we would be inclined to sell ours today; especially to those who were driven to plunder and ravage 'her'. Today, we more clearly see the power of their world view - they paid the ultimate price to protect it. We should honor them for it.]

Eagle Creek, Montana.
John Wayne was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on May 26, 1979 in recognition of his iconic status.  Among the many stars and other notables testifying on his behalf, Robert Aldrich, president of the Directors Guild of America, said, in part, "...Becasue of his courage, his dignity, his integrity, and because of his illustrious career, he is entitled to a unique spot in our hearts and minds. ..." At the suggestion and request of his costar in many films, and his friend, Maureen O'Hara, the medal is inscribed "John Wayne, American."

 In June of 1980, John Wayne was also awarded (posthumously) the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

"Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant sh*t to me,

you see
Straight up racist, that sucker was
Simple and plain
mother f*ck him and John Wayne"

~ Chuck D. "Fight the
Power" 1989.