“Committing the Sin of Indolence” — a retrospective….

Ffolkes,

“I cannot teach anybody anything,

I can only make them think.”

~~ Socrates ~~

3000

Pluto as seen from the New Horizons Spacecraft

Image from the UK Guardian 9/17/2015


I had forgotten just how deeply embedded this process has become in my existence…. It seems the creation of a Pearl is more important to my degree of sanity than I’d previously admitted; if I don’t sit down to write for a while, I feel “off”. Once I’ve cruised through SB for a time, using my mind in a familiar way, some of the angst I seem to build up over the course of the day dissipates, leaving me better able to think introspectively, which is where I need to be just now…. So, I’ll write…. but, I may not post…. We’ll see.

For now, I think I’ll go make some coffee. It’s 0230 (almost) so, why not? It looks like me and LeeLoo will be up a while tonight…. Don’t know why insomnia struck tonight, but, I may as well take advantage of it to get some thinking & planning done…. Or, perhaps, I’ll gather up some pearls, and see what they have to say….

When I told myself, and y’all, this process would be changing, I didn’t realize just how many alterations the change would encompass. No complaints at all; I seem to have misplaced some of the angst I’ve typically carried around with me. Whatever the case may be, it’s slowed this down to a crawl…. The two paragraphs you see above were written yesterday. Since then, most of this Pearl has been finished; only some entertainment left to find now. Yet, I’m not even worried at all whether I get it posted today, or not…. which may be good, or not. We’ll see about that, too, I suppose. For now, I think I’ll go cruise You Tube & find something fun to watch, whenever this gets posted….

Shall we Pearl?….

“The laws of physics have no basis in reality.  They describe the operation of the human mind.” — Robert Anton Wilson

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george sez

    I don’t believe I need to say anything at all to introduce this artist/philosopher/social critic. Simply, he was the best of his time….


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George Carlin
It’s Bad For Ya ~ 2008

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“If the truth offends — too bad.”

~~ Hard Ass Bee, with gigoid’s full agreement ~~

Dont keep calm

    Okay, so, I lied. I COULD say I didn’t lie, so much as I misspoke, as any number of politicians would say. And, have said, repeatedly. (e.g.: “I just didn’t say it.” — Ronald Reagan — Associated Press, 10/5/66)

Actually, what I did is underestimate how long it would be until I was struck by the urge to write about the world at large, when I’m having my own troubles with the world inside the shell of my consciousness…. But, as I cruised through SB for entertainment, the following pearls kept jumping up, practically shouting at me, to insist on being included in a long, involved indictment of men of evil intent, who usurped the government of this nation almost before the ink was dry on the Constitution…..

Their efforts have resulted in the world we face today, where all the rules are made by those who insist on controlling the lives of all they see, without ever considering how others may feel about that…. 90% of the world’s population live as no more than slaves, threatened with poverty and destitution at the slightest emergency or accident in their lives, at the mercy of the bankers, and the predatory politicians, the fat-cat lawyers, the faceless myrmidons (i.e., police) who enforce the will of the masters, and the religious dogma dogs who encourage the slaves to respect those who oppress them, for the promise of a better life after they die.

I was raised by a man who went to war in 1941, to protect his family and home, thinking he was fighting for the liberties he believed he had, and that he believed would be the legacy for his children. He raised us to believe in those same principles, of liberty and freedom for all, upon which he, and we, were supposedly brought up….

If he were alive today, he would be as pissed off at what has taken place as I am, for, since the creation of the National Security Agency during WWII, every one of the Bill of Rights, and, all of the protections of our Constitution, have been abrogated, one after another, in the name of security and ‘national interest’, two concepts the definition of which the beloved ruling class reserves solely for itself…. Neither of those two concepts have anything to do with protecting the interests of American citizens; they only serve to protect the status quo. How else does one explain such statements as the following:

“You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence.” — Charles Austin Beard, American Historian, 1874-1948

This is the absolute truth. We see this every day, in irrefutable evidence provided by videos of how using the words our forefathers used can get an American citizen shot by the police, ‘for resisting arrest’, or, for ‘disobeying a lawful order by an officer’…. It’s pretty hard to refute visual/auditory evidence, but, time after time, people continue to die, and no police officer is ever charged…. It is a disgrace, and, a national shame, one my father would have deplored with every fiber of his being…. I share that disgust, and, intend to never submit to such treatment myself, without making it clear it is a mistake to assume that a free man can be oppressed…. Whoever tries to take my rights will find I only have those rights I am able to defend…

In the meantime, here are a bunch of other statements that cover the same subject, from various angles, by various contemporary and historical figures; some are examples of how things ought to be, others point out the nature of the problem, or, at least, some of the motivation behind it…. All are, to my mind, spot on….

“If Congress can determine what constitutes the general welfare and can appropriate money for its advancement, where is the limitation to carrying into execution whatever can be effected by money?” — South Carolina Senator William Draden 1828

(Oops! Another warning missed by the general public, from someone who apparently saw what was happening, right from the start…. Typical….)

“Annoy a Fundamentalist: Tell him the truth!” — Sardonic Bee

“Any person under the age of thirty, who, having any knowledge of the existing social order, is not a revolutionist, is an inferior.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Solon gave the following advice: “Consider your honour, as a gentleman, of more weight than an oath. Never tell a lie. Pay attention to matters of importance.” — Diogenes Laertius (c. 200 AD) — Solon, xii

“Conservative: Proof that evolution is not an exact science.” — Polly Sci Bee

“This is the Nineties, Bubba, and there is no such thing as Paranoia. It’s all true.” — Hunter S Thompson

“Capitalism in the United States has undergone profound modification, not just under the New Deal, but through a consensus that continued to grow after the New Deal. Government in the U. S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.” — Norman Cousins

“We have watched American democracy at close hand for many years and we believe few governments are institutionally so susceptible to dictatorship as this one.” — Gerald Johnson

“The statesman shears the sheep, the politician skins them.” — Definitive Bee

“The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshiped anything but himself.” — Sir Richard F. Burton

“No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” — Jacquin’s Postulate on Democratic Government

“Is it fair to hold politicians to the same standards as humans?” — Snarky Bee

Books are burning
In the main square, and I saw there
The fire eating the text.
Books are burning
In the still air
And you know where they burn books
People are next.

~~ “Books Are Burning”, XTC ~~


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Comedy_Tragedy

Sublime Indifference


Faces tell such stories

as these,

we know.

No one saw,

ever.

No one sees,

ever.

But, we know.

Forgotten,

deliberately bought

with

consistent threats

of Sitcoms,

Paisley Ties,

yes, and,

Lava Lamps;

proof offered

unbidden

 of Death.

Only

of Death.

~~ gigoid ~~


Written 5/21/2015.

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lao

    In my world, pearls such as this are the standard. As far as any philosophy goes, other than my own, Taoism is the closest attempt made by mankind to describe Reality, period. Beginning, and ending, a lesson/pearl with Taoist principles is a sure way to ensure the balance, and accuracy, of whatever is created…. Add one in the middle, and, it’s unassailably perfect. Go ahead, try to refute ANY of it….  Enjoy!….

My teachings are very easy to understand and very easy to practice.
But no one can understand them and no one can practice them.
In my words there is a principle.
In the affairs of men there is a system.

~~ Lao-Tzu ~~


“You don’t know how much you don’t know until you know a lot.” — Nick Holland

“While all things have their opposites, it is also true that in each the spirit of the opposite exists.” — Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sufi writer

“Clay is moulded to make a vessel, but the utility of the vessel lies in the space where there is nothing. … Thus, taking advantage of what is, we recognize the utility of what is not.” — Lao Tzu

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” — Carl Jung

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.  One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.  Never lose a holy curiosity.” — Albert Einstein

Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,
this loftiness has roots that go deep.
I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.

~~ Tao Te Ching ~~


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I see it is done. Clearly, time to post; what the hell, it’s only two hours (and two days….) overdue, according to the previous paradigm. Good thing a new one is under construction…. For now, I’ll merely say there WILL be more Pearls; when that might occur is anybody’s guess. If the past two days are an indication, it shouldn’t be too long. See y’all then, ffolkes; you can count on it….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
   and sometimes,
I just sits.

gigoid, the dubious

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

dozer3


À bientôt, mon cherí….


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7 thoughts on ““Committing the Sin of Indolence” — a retrospective….

  1. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” — Carl Jung
    So, after that acceptance… What Next?
    Blow out the brains of the ruling elite?
    Pass us the ak47…
    And give me a clear shot.
    Schoolboys’ chant/President’s rant: http://wp.me/pSQ7E-JQ via @redforgender
    The male species are utterly ?
    I leave you with a quote from Albert Einstein, he got it about right.
    “We should care not to make the intellect our god; it has of course powerful muscles, but no personality”
    Good one eh?
    gigoid the dubious and LeeLoo
    George Carlin, clever bastard
    I wonder what he was like to live with?
    Proof of the pudding..
    grin

    • After acceptance comes the loss of fear, which can lead to many good things… Picking up an AK-47 conceivably fits into that category, I admit…. *mild-mannered, evil smile*

      As for the song: you can’t see my face, but, it’s covered in disgust. I do have to say, males, sadly, are not a separate species, though we could wish they were at times. I can’t say what weakness there is in the male half of our species that leaves them so vulnerable to being downright stupid and mean; women don’t seem to go sour-spirited as frequently (though I will say when they do, it is equally as disturbing as when it happens to men…if not more so… The female is much more dangerous than the male, in all species….)

      All that said, I only wish I had a solution, other than the one I may yet employ someday soon, that of vigilantism against all perpetrators of sexual abuse, against ANYONE, child, woman, or man (probably in that order…) It may not solve the problem, but, it can’t hurt, and it’ll make me feel better about it…. Guns are too loud, though… there are quieter ways to accomplish those ends….

      George, to live with? Probably a pain in the ass; but, also probably worth the effort…. Imagine getting to hear his best ideas and lines absolutely fresh?.

      CYA!….

      gigoid, the dubious, and LeeLoo, watching from the mouse pad….

      😎

      • I am not sure if I could live with a pain in the ass! Not at my age and with my experience. No Siree grin Freedom Rules! Most women agree with me….

        • Sadly, so do I, mostly.

          I’d say it depends on the balance of pain vs. joy that is present in all relations between people…. The problem has been, and remains, that the balance is off, and mostly on the side of men; there remain some men who may be somewhat of a pain, but, are worth the trade-off in joy…

          Only time tells the tale….

          And, it’s not as if men are the ONLY pains in the ass…. In fact, I. personally, have known a couple of women who were a big pa…. well, let’s just say it can be a two way street, at times…

          😉

          • I have to confess I do not want any man or woman to tell me how to live my life….
            Therein lies the problem gigoid.
            It is a two way street.
            However, one which must be on an equal footing.
            I have not met anyone as ‘nice’ as myself.
            😉

  2. “I cannot teach anybody anything,
    I can only make them think.”

    ~~ Socrates ~~

    In a Twitter World of Likes
    Shares And Follows As Rewards
    Before Work What is THere to HeaR
    WHaT is THeirs to THiNK but Press A
    Lever Another Shot of Crack for Monkeys…

    “The laws of physics have no basis in reality.
    They describe the operation of the human mind.”

    — Robert Anton Wilson

    Considering We are An Only Animal Species
    Now Threatening 1 out of 8 Species of all other
    Animals And Plants We Depend on For Survival
    in A Circle of Life Ecosystem of Common Feelings and
    Senses In Empathy of Thanks And Praise Balance in Respect for All of
    Nature Living Nothing We Do as A Species now is for a sake of even Surviving..
    Other than that
    Neuroscience
    Suggests We all
    Hallucinate our Realities…
    Verily Overall Human Collective Intelligence/CulTuRES are a Bad Trip for A
    Living World in General.. Yet Humans Feel and Sense they are Favored By
    Nature Now that’s
    Some Crazy Ass Shit….
    But what do ya expect
    When A General Public
    Electorate Who Say they Believe In Truth
    in Light of Love Vote for a Father of All Lies….
    Now That’s
    Some Crazy Ass Human CuLTuRaL Shit..
    other than that Humans are kinda Cool
    Living Polyamorously in Groups of Less
    than 150 Mostly Naked Dancing Singing
    Surviving Thriving Foraging Day in and Day
    Out Hand in Hand Really Counting on Each other
    Same as Feeling Sacred and Holy Full of Meaning and Purpose
    Nature all that is..
    We’ve come
    A Long way
    Falling
    Down
    Baby
    Falling
    Falling from
    Nature’s Grace of Balance Whole
    Love For Living All that is EMPATHY
    There are so many Potentials Now
    For us to Rapidly Accelerate a Killing
    Machine of Ignorance that those small
    groups if we are even lucky will be all that’s
    Left
    again
    to truly
    Live Again
    as all other
    Animals really do in Balance…
    Individually as Group Efforts Hand-in-REAL-Hands Thrive..
    When Humans Die Inside (Lose Their Empathy) They Tend
    to Take and Hoard Life over Give and Share Yes they tend to
    ‘Rape’ all they
    see and do..
    without
    Feelings
    without Love
    Humans Just a Piece of Burned-up Toast…
    Even Before They ‘Blow Their Ignorance Up’
    in a Myriad of ‘Ways’ they are all ‘Planning’ Now….
    Give it about 5 Decades
    i have no descendents
    But All the
    Ignorance
    of All my
    Human
    Species
    Fallling
    Fallling
    Down
    in Veils
    oF iGnorance more….
    All i feel and sense is this
    if the Aim of Life From Small
    Childhood is to Generate a Flow
    Within as Autotelic State of Being
    to Generate All Our Happiness Within
    Hand and Hand together as a State of
    Love Within Taking more than Giving Hoarding
    More than Sharing becomes an Ultimate Sin Within
    for that only takes away an Ecstasy of Loving Now
    if i could one teaspoon of what i have to Trump he would
    give it all up and figure out where he really is.. that ain’t How Heaven
    ‘God’ Nature Works there is No Welfare Nature it all Takes a Great Work of Love..
    Square Root
    One Problem
    there are
    Simply
    too many of us
    living together in a
    way so far away from
    what we are evolved to do..
    SMiLeS A Curse A Gift of a
    Written Word for Creature Comforts
    And Ultimately to erase our Foot Prints
    And all the Scribbling We make from a Face of Living Nature Real..:)

    Okay, so, I lied. I COULD say I didn’t lie, so much as I misspoke,
    as any number of politicians would say. And, have said, repeatedly.
    (e.g.: “I just didn’t say it.” )

    — Ronald Reagan — Associated Press, 10/5/66)

    At Least he Gave a Shit.

    Congress can determine what constitutes the general welfare and
    can appropriate money for its advancement, where is the limitation
    to carrying into execution whatever can be effected by money?”

    — South Carolina Senator William Draden 1828

    Welfare for the Rich Makes Sense to the Poor
    These Days that’s Some Crazy Ass Shit….

    “Annoy a Fundamentalist: Tell him the truth!”

    — Sardonic Bee

    Crazy Ass shit….

    “Any person under the age of thirty,
    who, having any knowledge of the existing social order,
    is not a revolutionist, is an inferior.”

    — George Bernard Shaw

    Meh.. i just beat the System it’s what Art Does Best…. for now at least..;)

    “Solon gave the following advice: “Consider your honour, as a
    gentleman, of more weight than an oath. Never tell a lie. Pay
    attention to matters of importance.”

    — Diogenes Laertius (c. 200 AD) — Solon, xii

    Hmm.. ‘People’ must have been ‘Human’ Back then…

    “Conservative: Proof that evolution is not an exact science.”

    — Polly Sci Bee

    Amen Millstones Lost From Soul….

    “This is the Nineties, Bubba, and there is no such thing as Paranoia. It’s all true.”

    — Hunter S Thompson

    Spoon Fed Lies From a Pulpit to Bubba and Companies…

    “Capitalism in the United States has undergone profound modification, not just
    under the New Deal, but through a consensus that continued to grow after the New Deal. Government in the U. S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.”

    — Norman Cousins

    Or A ‘Mafia’ at A Big Top Bottom Circus …. voted by Electorate and Russian Helpful Consensus..

    “We have watched American democracy at close hand for many years and we believe few governments are institutionally so susceptible to dictatorship as this one.”

    — Gerald Johnson

    Oops No Learning From: HiSToRY to: ‘Small Men’ of Love…

    “The statesman shears the sheep, the politician skins them.”

    — Definitive Bee

    What’s to say about Naked Ignorance….

    “The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never
    worshiped anything but himself.”

    — Sir Richard F. Burton

    Hmm.. Not so easy to do that in Polyamorous Human/Bonobo Groups
    of 150 to 200 Sets of Naked Eyes and Hips that Get along well NoW….

    “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while
    the legislature is in session.”

    — Jacquin’s Postulate on Democratic Government

    If anything at all gets done….

    “Is it fair to hold politicians to the same standards as humans?”

    — Snarky Bee

    It’s Questionable What Human Even is now
    for those Without a Reference Point to Warm Empathy Hand-iN-Hand
    but to be clear Warm And Cozy Will Love Ignorance of Lies Just as much too…

    Books are burning
    In the main square, and I saw there
    The fire eating the text.
    Books are burning
    In the still air
    And you know where they burn books
    People are next.

    ~~ “Books Are Burning”, XTC ~~

    Thanks God for the Internet.. hehe..
    Freedom of Expression all that sets us apart from Fire…

    My teachings are very easy to understand and very easy to practice.
    But no one can understand them and no one can practice them.
    In my words there is a principle.
    In the affairs of men there is a system.

    ~~ Lao-Tzu ~~

    Just Dance Don’t ask me how Free Heaven WorkS.. hehe..;)

    “You don’t know how much you don’t know until you know a lot.”

    — Nick Holland

    i know enough for Heaven that seems to be enough..:)

    “While all things have their opposites, it is also true that in each the spirit of the
    opposite exists.”

    — Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sufi writer

    Yin And Yang in Yin And Yang

    “Clay is moulded to make a vessel, but the utility of the vessel lies in the space
    where there is nothing. … Thus, taking advantage of what is, we recognize the
    utility of what is not.”

    — Lao Tzu

    God is Black God is Nothing God is All if Stephen Hawking is Correct..:)

    “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”

    — Carl Jung

    Passing Through Shadows RiSinG THoRNS BeCoME FLoWeRS RosE..;)

    “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”

    — Albert Einstein

    Holy Shit
    Holy Crap
    Oh how Roses
    Grow FoR Me aT
    LeasT iN all that Stuff… hehe..;)

    Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
    Others call it lofty but impractical.
    But to those who have looked inside themselves,
    this nonsense makes perfect sense.
    And to those who put it into practice,
    this loftiness has roots that go deep.
    I have just three things to teach:
    simplicity, patience, compassion.
    These three are your greatest treasures.
    Simple in actions and in thoughts,
    you return to the source of being.
    Patient with both friends and enemies,
    you accord with the way things are.
    Compassionate toward yourself,
    you reconcile all beings in the world.

    ~~ Tao Te Ching ~~

    Just Dance
    Only Free
    Only
    LovinG iT aLL iSinG..:)

    That’s A Long And
    Short oF iT FoR NoW
    gigoid Have A Nice Day..:)

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