Pike staffs with curlicues….

Ffolkes,

“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”

~~ Franklin P. Jones ~~

Luna 2015


Luna, 12/25/2015

Image found at https://europasicewolf.wordpress.com/author/europasicewolf/


Hajime…. I’m unsure as to why eight hours sleep results in awakening if a foul mood; it’s foul enough I don’t give a shit. Everybody ELSE in the world, today, will just have to deal with it, because, I don’t intend to. For some reason, I woke up with absolutely no patience; not for foolishness, not for rudeness, not even for cat nonsense. Moreover, this time, I am NOT going to be the one making any fucking adjustments. Whoever crosses my path will act with perfect rationality, or they WILL pay a price for not doing so in my presence….

That out of the way, I’ll note today’s effort won’t be much of one, anyway…. I spent much of yesterday working on the no-doubt excessively wordy rant you’ll see today, but, it’s a pretty important one, to me, so, read it anyway, ‘kay? I worked on it pretty hard, even so far as to re-blog another bloggers most excellent piece as part of the lead-in to our subject matter today…. I guess the theme ended up being “how to fix things, or not” which is about as murky and unclear as I can make it… Sorry, not in a mood to be anything but straight-line. In fact, I’m done here; let’s get to it….

Shall we Pearl?….

Cat: Ethereal music wreathed in mystery.

~~ Bastet Bee ~~


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


I’m in a rotten space, as I’ve noted. One of the few pieces of music tolerable at all are these two symphonies, by the man I consider the most talented musical genius mankind has produced, thus far. Don’t care if anyone feels otherwise; in this mood, this is the only thing that can bring me any peace, so, if you don’t appreciate classical music, you may move on to the ranting section, where you will be encouraged to use the mind you possess for its intended purpose…. See you there, if I can manage not to get arrested before I get there….


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Mozart
Symphonies 40 & 41

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le penseur-rodin

Le Penseur ~ The Thinker

August Rodin

“Never frighten a little man.
He’ll kill you.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

~~ from Robert A. Heinlein’s “Time Enough For Love” ~~


At first look, this short, pithy assertion about human nature by The Eldest may not seem particularly apt, nor deep enough to warrant a picture of Le Penseur to begin an examination of such a complex subject…. No worries, mates; it’s much, much deeper than it appears, and, I’m about to explain why…. (For those readers who don’t know why I call Lazarus by that title, ask in a comment, & I’ll explain)

Since the first of our species, long ago, before any modern human can even comprehend, first picked up a rock or stick, to defend itself against an attack by a predator, or, even, another of its own relatively peaceful species when not aroused to violence, (all of which, after all, is a natural function of life on Earth before technology…,), and, by virtue of possessing a weapon, killed his/her antagonist, the human imagination has turned its power to the improvement of the stick, and/or the rock, as a weapon, and, to the various methods of killing other creatures, whether predator or prey, upon which it fastened, as our primary means of fulfilling its natural function, of creation…

We have spent the intervening millenia in creation, mostly along those lines, improving both our weapons of death, and, the use of our imagination, to give free rein to the most vicious side of our animal nature… We became the planet’s most efficient predator, so much more of a killing machine than any other, almost NONE  of our competitors are left, but for the power of Nature itself, which our imagination continues to attempt to control, to turn the very nature of Reality to its own vicious purposes, to the detriment of not only all the other animals and other life forms here, but, to the entire ecosystem, of which we are only a part… In short, we are so intent on the achievement of our own foolish desires, we are killing ourselves…. Stupid is as stupid does, it seems, is a truer representation of Reality than we knew….

If we are capable of viewing our species’ history in this light, the above statement takes on new meaning; the most dangerous human is one who fears…. There have been many sages throughout our history who, in contrast to those who pursue predation as their means of survival, have pointed out the folly of such avarice based upon ignorance and fear, and, of the necessity of learning about the universe, rather than fearing it, as we do…. Most people, because of the fear they feel, are given little chance to ever USE the mind with which we are equipped; from birth, they are taught to fear… to fear God, to fear other people, to fear reprisal of any kind….

The other side of that counterfeit coin is the promise of reward (i.e., the removal of fear), as well as the promise of ‘immortality’, which is, as is eminently clear, merely the province of the Universe as a whole… All of the individual PARTS of that Universe, in Reality, die, and change form into something else…. They, and everything that exists in Reality, ‘die’, and are ‘born’ again, as a different type of energy/matter…. Matter becomes energy, energy becomes matter, in a duet, a dance of Life and Death, through all of Eternity. Or, as much as we can perceive in this form.

That much is plainly visible to the simplest mind, as the proof is visible, in plain sight, in everything we witness in this consciousness we call Life…. This means, of course, the reward promised is fake, for each and every person is already immortal, as a part of the Eternal NOW, in motion through time, moving without cease, until it is destroyed, thus changing form….

One of the worst factors of this approach to Life the majority of our species has chosen, whether consciously, or not, is the sense of false entitlement, and, assumption of superiority which is characteristic of those who ascribe to any such philosophy…. It is particularly egregious, as well as culturally embedded, in the male members of humanity, who have, for all the time since we first became a species of killer apes, have abused their naturally greater physical strength to abuse and intimidate the female of the species, believing ‘might makes right’, no matter the resulting pain, or death, it may cause to others…. Only the wishes and desires of the strong, in their minds, have any validity….

I’ve often used the following meme, from ex-President Carter, to illustrate one of the ways this attitude has manifested throughout history, and, in truth, before we started keeping it in written form. It is a very clear summary of the issue, from the point of view of an intelligent, well-educated man, who was NOT one of those men who feel as most others do….

jimmy sez

    Before finishing this post, I had decided to re-blog the piece of work located at the link you see just below…. I’d like my Gentle Readers here today to take a few moments to read it, if they haven’t already, before resuming this narrative…. In my opinion, the story this woman has conceived is, absolutely, the most powerful, and, the most logically likely scenario for the familiar tale to have occurred, in true Reality, as opposed to what everyone today has been taught to believe…. In my mind, this is, most probably, the actual way Mary became known as the Mother of God…..

Be warned; it is a powerful tale, and not to be taken lightly; if you cannot disengage from your feelings while reading, you WILL weep before you are done…..

 

    Ffolkes, this has to stop. The men of the human race are killing each other, and all of us; raping women, and children; and, are, in general, strutting around the planet acting as if they are the only ones who matter at all…. They are not only dead wrong, but, they, in their extreme ignorance, blinded by the lust for power, and control over others, (which exists only to assuage their own fears of inadequacy), are in the process of killing us all; a species which does not act in concert to survive, will never do so… That particular rule of existence is written right in the basic roots of Universal Reality in this plane of existence….

Kindness, compassion, love, and honor are what characterizes my view of a Man; I see very few of our species living up to that standard…. The most painful irony, and, most painful truth is, most of the men alive on this planet are too ignorant, too weak, too afraid, and too wrapped in themselves to ever realize it….. The man of honor is no longer the majority, in this country, or, in the entire world, I’m afraid. Instead, they exist, only, as a rarity….

Pathetic is what they are; I guess it’s almost time for me to go hunting….

gigoid has spoken.

So be it.


Dont keep calm

    It seems gigoid has more to say….

Yesterday, after writing the above, I read a blog, written by a Palestinian woman I regard as one of the most intelligent humans on the planet; she is burdened by not being free to use her full intelligence, simply by being born in a place that places little regard in women, at all, and, are actively repressive to any who display such power of mind, in public, and mostly, in private….

Moreover, she is trapped in a country which is occupied by another, and must survive, protect her family, and keep herself safe in what is, essentially, a war zone, called Palestine, in Gaza, next to the zone occupied by the Israelis, at whose bloody hands the city has become a festering cauldron of murder, repression, and, quite simply, inhuman atrocity, against an entire culture…. all in the Name of God.

She wrote a long piece in her native language, which Google could only HOPE to come close to translating. However, it was clear enough to me she had written her usual brilliant analysis, with her own reactions, of a recent meeting with a man and woman she considers as mentors in rational Islamic thought. While trying to make sense of the translation, it occurred to me, she was also trapped by the same trap as every other woman, man, and child on Earth, to wit: she has been labeled…..

All of us bear labels; it is human nature to assign a word to another, in order to place them into the proper slot in their mind’s world view… We get so wrapped up in labels, we confuse our real selves with what we have been labeled as being, though it may not have any real relevance to what is in our hearts and minds….

Names, places, religions, skin colors, genders, hair/clothing/body/life styles; we all receive them, and, usually, accept them as true without thinking about it, since it fits into our preconceived notions of self, or others….

And, it’s all another fucking illusion, ffolkes…. To comment on her post, I wrote a more prosaic, somewhat shorter version of the following, which I have decided to entitle….

Manifesto

I was born in the USA;
it is a place on the Earth.

I am not an American.

I am a human.

If I MUST be labeled an American,
then,
I must also consider myself
to be :

Palestinian,
Egyptian,
Israeli,
Chinese,
 Russian,
Irish,
Belgian,
Kenyan,
Tibetan,
Afghani,
AND,
every other country
in the world.

If I am anything,
I am a citizen of Earth,
of Terra,
our Home.

As long as humans regard themselves any other way,
as citizens of different countries,
as proponents of different religions,
as possessors of different colored skins,
or different genders,
or,
as ANYTHING other than a human being,
FIRST and LAST,
we will never learn to make peace with each other.

Applying a label, of any sort, to a human,
is to place limits
on what they can be, or think, or do….

Accepting such labels
as truth
leads only
to death,
without honor,
without hope,
without peace.

Freedom,
true freedom,
has no limits;
there are no labels
among the free.

Humans don’t need
a creator,
money,
fear,
or,
violence.

Humans need
compassion,
kindness,
love,
honor,
and,
each other.

Simple logic,
and absolute truth
about human nature.

You won’t find it
in any version of a Bible,
or of the Quran,
or any other book.

You can only find
this absolute truth
in your own
heart and mind.

~~ gigoid ~~

1/3/2016


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Comedy_Tragedy

Future Shocked:

Weeping, I wake;
waking, I weep, I weep.
I weep for the ages to be lost,
for the children never to be born.

Time comes calling, strident and spare,
nudging us toward the future with bony hands.
No pausing, no waiting, always away,
Frantic hearts unseen, unheard.

Spirits are dark, afraid.
And the Beast hunts, hungry and cruel,
seeking out the weak, and the foolish.

We all weep now…..

~~ gigoid ~~

7/22/2013

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Naked Pearls

Life at Large, Redux

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“It’s amazing how much one person can do,
little by little,
over time.”

~~ Worker Bee ~~

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“There are no mistakes.
The events we bring upon ourselves,
no matter how unpleasant,
are necessary
in order to learn what we need to learn;
whatever steps we take,
they’re necessary
to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.”

~~ Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever ~~

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“The chief cause of human error
is to be found in prejudices picked up in childhood.”

~~ René Descartes ~~

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“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”

~~ Flannery O’Connor ~~

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“A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa,
but people still line up to see the original.”

~~ Louis Armstrong ~~

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“I do not believe in the creed professed
by the Jewish church,
by the Roman church,
by the Greek church,
by the Turkish church,
by the Protestant church,
nor by any church that I know of.
My own mind is my own church.”

~~ Thomas Paine ~~

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“Children are remarkable
for their intelligence and ardour,
for their curiosity,
their intolerance of shams,
the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.”

~~ Aldous Huxley ~~

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“If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential;
for the eye which,
ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.”

~~ Soren Kierkegaard ~~

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“Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.”

~~ Balthasar Gracian ~~


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It’s done, & I’m still in a foul mood…. I’m gonna go play with Leelu, & see if I can find a bit of peace inside…. See y’all tomorrow; I’m pretty sure, if I can keep myself from going out into the BBR, I’ll still be here to do so…. Time will tell, the tattletale….

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

Kowabunga!


À bientôt, mon cherí….


		
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19 thoughts on “Pike staffs with curlicues….

  1. Nadia would appreciate your kind words…..man has disappointed me….I was taught honor, compassion and love…I cannot live no other way…..I refuse to be a typical “human”…..chuq

  2. TheRe is nothing more contagious than the LiGht of Freedom..
    Love.. and Peace.. when practiced and exercised
    as a true sPort of life..
    And sPeaKinG of Mozart..
    the “Magic Flute” is among
    my favorite as it recognizes
    God iN Human and seeks to
    bring a dream of heaven on
    earth a reality now..
    instead of some
    empty promise after
    life.. the only place one
    knows for sure.. A better
    bet is now.. no doubt but only
    for those who do not fear life..
    sadly to fear death is to never
    live.. as to fear is to truly
    never be free of
    the darker
    side of
    life..
    Fear is the nightmare..
    the Devil incarnate in us..
    the evil daughter and son of
    human rationality that pays
    more attention to the past
    and future than the present
    of now..
    and truly
    if i had not already
    faced a worse fate
    than death in what is
    properly named the
    suicide disease.. a pain
    named type two trigeminal
    neuralgia.. assessed as worse
    than flesh and blood crucifixion
    for an entire 66 months.. i might
    never have come to Fully Love Life
    as i have zero fears of death over Love
    of life..
    perhaps
    the only way to
    truly become fearless
    of death.. to experience
    the reality that death is truly
    a gift.. and perhaps
    our sanitization
    away
    from
    the reality
    that death
    is a miracle
    of life that ends
    human suffering is
    why more folks fear death
    as a fear of life more than
    Loving life itself now..
    one of the saddest
    things i ever see
    now.. are people
    in church looking
    forward to death
    as not a relief from
    human suffering that often
    comes at the end.. but the
    beginning of a heaven that they
    never ever found here.. man.. that is
    so dam sad.. the saddest part of all
    is how many people
    damn themselves
    to hell in life
    by
    fearing
    death.. and believing
    empty promises of the psychopaths
    of history that always sell the same
    dam snake oil in another flavor
    for subjugation
    of human
    being through
    illusory fears
    and promise of something
    better after the human suffering
    and misery that is often imposed
    as simply/complexly now a prison
    of mind
    and body
    dying living
    out of balance
    in the past and future
    illusions of humans lies..
    and promises.. for control….
    i pull my own heArt stRinGs
    i am no puppet
    but
    me..
    smiles..
    and i both sing
    and play the magic
    flute of Heaven now
    on this earthly KinGdom
    of gift of heaven as bestoWed
    to those who receive the gift
    still wild and free as PAN
    wILL
    BE..
    in the
    Present of NOW..
    it’s really not that hard to see..
    God does live as us
    on beaches
    without
    footprints
    of the lies of
    human cultures
    and or religions..
    but sure.. there are
    no beaches as deserts
    until one sees the grains
    of sand
    of
    God..
    now as Present..
    sure.. i live in Paradise,,
    it’s easier to feel as waves..
    of the big picture of GULF
    as GOD
    instead
    of
    grains
    of sand..
    it takes now
    much greater
    vision to see God
    as a Grain of Sand..
    but yes.. all is possible
    in the eyes of God smaller
    than
    a
    gRAiN
    of sand..:)

    • Alan Watts told a story once in one of his books, which he offered as an alternate way to think of God, that I liked a lot…

      “God wanted a challenge, so he used His powers to split himself into billions and billions of parts, each of which did not know it was God… The challenge to Himself was this: when all the parts of the Universe, which were God, realized their own nature, the game would end…. ”

      I am the Universe/God being a Ned; I am sitting on God being a chair, on God being a floor, etc…. It/we are all God, playing hide and seek with ourselves….

      A little silly, but, it makes more sense than any of the other speculations we have come up with….

      Me, I figure it’s all just a waste of human effort to speculate in that direction…. As Lazarus, the Eldest once said, “Soon enough you will know, so why fret about it?”

      Better to dance, and sing, and take care of each other, I think…. I leave the idea of God to those afraid to BE god, and, get on with living. To my mind, it is a much more viable way to go, if we wish to find happiness, where it always resides, inside….

      You sing a great dance, my friend; it’s all same-same in the end…. You know where your happiness lies…

      Love

      gigoid

      • Love to you as well my friend..
        And synchronicity ‘rules’ again..
        just got back from my Sand and
        Sun Dance with a rendition of
        the “Book of Eli”.. with
        Alan Watts..
        providing
        still now some
        common sense
        and revision
        knowledge
        of the bible
        to the ‘common’
        misguided ‘Christian’
        still of the day now..
        yeah.. it’s too much
        responsibility for
        most folks
        to be
        An
        Art of God
        but fortunately
        some still find
        their way.. and
        Alan Watts certainly
        runs in that expanded
        way of human being as
        far as i for one can see..
        As always the closed
        system vs the open
        system.. the
        two meet
        and
        create what is
        for now.. i’ll
        just be
        happy..
        for now..
        and ride the wave
        in balance as long as
        i carries I.. for Ego I of i..
        with spiRit! WitH tHe Rest
        of US as Nature..
        aka
        GOD..
        in all
        God’s
        Parcel
        and pArtS..:)

  3. Seems like you and I are on the same wavelength ams I am on a stinking foul mood too. Woke up in mush the same frame of mind as yourself and it’s not improving with keeping. Oh no…it’s rapidly getting much much worse. World affairs are doing nothing too help and rhe prospect of sitting around bored for another hour is doing absolutely nothing to ĺimprove the mood I hope we both have a better day tomorrow.

    • I took my bad mood out for a walk, to battle with the forces of evil, in the form of a corporate medical facility, where resides the Demon Kaiser, stuffed with bureaucrats and fools galore….. I won. The bonus is, I didn’t have to leave any corpses behind me….

      It was close, though; a couple of Mundanes tried to address me, I had to issue a warning growl… It worked, so, all is well…

      😆

      Now, I’m home, and safe, and Leelu has cheered me up with her clowning around while playing….

      Hope you can find a way to let it out; it’ll fester if you don’t…. I know; put on some old Monty Python; that should do it….

      Love

      gigoid

      • I took mine out on a friend who turned out to be in just as much as foul a mood as me! That probably wasn’t such a great idea!! I wasn’t impressed with his warning growl when I was trying to issue one of my own and nobody was listening! Better today…probably due to tiredness as the underlying cause, in and out of work over christmas doesn’t do much for this Wolfie 😉 Your trouble shooting ideas sound far more effective and seem to have worked for you which is good and Leelu is a fine answer to your woes!
        I liked the Moon by the way! So wound up last night I forgot to mention it at the time 🙂 Oops!

    • Nice tune…. Sam was truly a singer….. His heart came out in every note…

      Thanks…. even if it IS a little optimistic, it offers hope….

      😉

      gigoid

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