Justifying obsequious ramifications….

Ffolkes,

“There is no debt with so much prejudice put off as that of justice.”

~~ Plutarch — Of those whom God is slow to punish ~~

treats

You said there would be treats….


Hajime….. Pale, sweaty, yet, undaunted by the demands of reality, he arises to begin the day, sans coherent thought, as is his wont. Still, the prospect of yet another day on this beautiful planet, with its immense complexity of life, and it’s uncommonly evocative vistas of uncompromising grandeur. Even considering the negative aspects of current reality, there remains the continual reminder of the immortal, eternal nature of the Universe at large, and the ever-present hope that lives in the human heart, with, or without reason.

Okay, that’s enough pedantry for one morning. I’m a bit late, having again slept reasonably well, so, I’m in a bit of a rush to maintain the schedule to which I try to keep, loose and flexible as it may be. I got a fair amount done yesterday, so, we’ll make it, with the help of the archives, if needed. For the time being, I’ll make the executive decision again to pursue a policy of brevity in expression, at least, here in the intro. It seems to work out better on such days when I do, so, hey, why not? It can’t be any more problematic than our usual blather, right? Right. So be it, and here we go….

Shall we Pearl?….

“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible,
but also for what we do not do.”

~~ Moliere ~~


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TheBlues

Image from Photostock Royalty-free Images


On the page where I viewed a video yesterday, sent by a friend, I found these two videos. The first is a jam of “Why I Sing The Blues” with a group of performers that is hard to believe got together all in one place. Just about every blues player in American music history of the last 40 years was there; every one of them had a blast doing the song, as is clear by their expressions of joy the entire time… The second video is a compilation of a couple hours of blues, just for your enjoyment… so, enjoy!….

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The Blues
 ~ Best of the Best Jam ~
& Blues Mix

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“There is no freedom without the power to defend it.”

~~ Subtle Bee ~~


I had intended to create a discussion based on the above assertion, but, didn’t have time; for y’all it’s probably a good thing, as this subject can push a couple thousand words out of me in no time. Instead, I’ll leave you today with the following observation, then include a discussion of personal responsibility/self-awareness from the archives, from 2012, which includes a verse we utilized yesterday…. I hope you enjoy this little break from fresh ranting… Me, I’m gonna go listen to some blues….

“The average man never really thinks from beginning to end of his life. The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of cliches. What they mistake for thought is simply repetition of what they have heard. My guess is that well over 80% of the human race goes through life without having a single original thought. Whenever a new one appears the average man shows signs of dismay and resentment.” — H. L. Mencken: “Minority Report: H. L. Mencken’s Notebooks”

From 9/9/2012:

A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: “Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time.” When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, “The one I feed the most.” — George Bernard Shaw

This is a wonderful anecdote, and one I feel very firmly about, as it is one of the clearest lessons in self-awareness I have ever seen. This one is so simple an idea, that even the ignorant asses who make up the political scene in this country would be able to understand it. They probably couldn’t do it, as they never, ever think about themselves other than as an important person, who doesn’t need to make changes in himself. Anyone who does think of themselves would never, ever consent to be put into a public office…. the two things (introspection vs. public office) just don’t mix…. That is because of the following, from a pretty smart fella, who lived quite some time ago, but seemed to have a good head on his shoulders….

“Neither do the ignorant seek after wisdom.  For herein is the evil of ignorance, that he who is neither good nor wise is nevertheless satisfied with himself; he has no desire for that of which he feels no want.” — Plato (428-348? B.C.)

“…he who is neither good nor wise” is a perfect description of anyone who wants to be President of this country. I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again, because it bears repetition, that anyone, anyone at all, who actually WANTS to be President can be classified as clinically insane, usually a paranoid schizophrenic, with grandiose delusions of adequacy…. NOBODY is adequate for that job… nobody. And anyone who thinks they are is simply not all there…..

And it’s just a box of rain
I don’t know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it’s just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long, long time to be gone
And a short time to be there

 ~~ Box of Rain by Phil Lesh & Robert Hunter ~~


Ah me…. politics and politicians are such an easy target. If it wasn’t so much fun, I might call it a naughty habit, and leave them to their devices, which surely are many….. Since we’re pressed for time today, we’ll leave them be, and just caution y’all to watch out, because their antics can be dangerous, if they are left without supervision for long….

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A Sorcerer Bids Farewell To Seem

I’m through with this grand looking-glass hotel
where adjectives play croquet with flamingo nouns;
methinks I shall absent me for a while
from rhetoric of these rococo queens.
Item : chuck out royal rigmarole of props
and auction off each rare white-rabbit verb;
send my muse Alice packing with gaudy scraps
of mushroom simile and gryphon garb.

My native sleight-of-hand is wearing out :
mad hatter’s hat yields no new metaphor,
and jabberwock will not translate his songs :
it’s time to vanish like the cheshire cat
alone to that authentic island where
cabbages are cabbages; kings : kings. 

~~ Sylvia Plath ~~


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    Today’s final pearl is a classic style old-school pearl, random harlequin style, with a somewhat subtle message for us. In fact, so subtle, I have yet to figure out what it may be… ‘S okay, we’ve got all day to try to reason it out, so…. have fun!….

“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.” — Bertrand Russell

“Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the scene of things. Your place in the universe. I mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing pole on this vast beach and out there in the blue expanse of ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish… laughing at me.” — Anonymous Smart Bee

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” — Leonardo da Vinci

“As for myself, I always willingly acknowledge my own self as the principal cause of every good and of every evil which may befall me; therefore I have always found myself capable of being my own pupil, and ready to love my teacher.” — Giacomo Casanova

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“In the end, everything is a gag.” — Charlie Chaplin

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Not too shabby for what I’d call a rush job, hurried. It seems to hang together, though, so, we’ll let ‘er fly solo, and see what happens. I shall, as is also my wont, return tomorrow, to give this ol’ horse another workout, to see if we can’t improve on our time, and the elegance of our ‘look and feel’. Fat chance, right? Okay, I’ll stop now, since we are in the closing section. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes. I can’t figure out if it’s a gift, or an obsession, but, either way, I’ll be here….

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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6 thoughts on “Justifying obsequious ramifications….

  1. http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/thomas.htm

    37) His disciples said to him, “When will you be visible to us,
    and when shall we behold you?”
    He said, “When you strip naked without being ashamed, and
    take your garments and put them under your feet like little
    children and tread upon them, then you will see the child of the
    Living, and you will not be afraid.”

    Freedom.. MAN..
    there just ain’t nothing
    like IT.. and i don’t mean
    just red.. white.. and blue..
    freedom..
    i’m speaking
    of hairy primate
    freedom.. back
    to Nature
    before
    the clothes of
    culture.. but yeah..
    with a hot shower..
    warm bed.. toilet
    paper.. and
    AC that
    makes Summers
    in Florida much
    easier
    on folks too..
    and sure.. some
    lunch and dinner..
    and breakfast too..
    but nah.. so simple
    yet so complicated these
    days to get back
    to being
    unashamed
    to just
    be human..
    without all the rules
    of real fools who take
    so much of that away..
    Anyway.. the longer i live
    free and the freer i live free the
    more i realize how even in the U.S.
    i was doing some serious slave time for
    decades here too.. and the more i visit
    other countries where this WONDERFUL
    opportunity for freedom does
    not exist.. particularly
    for women.. the
    more i appreciate
    all i’ve done to
    make myself
    truly
    free in a place
    where that is even possible..
    so sure.. i Love the country
    too.. even with all
    the frigging
    dead souls
    who run
    things..
    hmm.. i ain’t gonna
    run for crap.. so how can
    i expect anyone else too..
    with
    half a heArt…
    fortunately the folks
    who set it all up.. were
    thinkers more than B.S’ers..
    Freedom was forecast as possible
    and it is
    in isolated
    incidences TRUE..
    still.. Life is Good..
    ONLY WHEN FREE..:)

    Too bad Thomas 37 up there
    didn’t stick better than
    John 3:16
    but i’ll
    keep practicing
    37.. no matter
    who says it
    first
    or
    last..
    we are human
    animals and Nature
    is God.. it’s always
    been
    just
    that simple..
    and always
    will be.. in this reality.. now@least..:)

    It’s so frigging ironic that the Symphony
    of Science understands God better than
    the frigging
    Pope..
    at least
    now for sure..
    but hey his
    degree in
    Chemistry is
    somewhat of a plus
    in understanding more as Evolution continues..:)

    The only explanation i can truly find for why i am happy
    always now.. is i am free of being ruled by other humans
    and ha! i don’t make enough
    money on a yearly
    basis to
    even
    pay taxes
    but i need so
    little to make me
    happy.. that no one
    rules me anymore as they
    have nothing i need to be free..
    except for the rules in existence that allow that human potential..
    Thank you Gigoid.. every time i come here it’s like all the sages of
    the ages
    are telling
    me.. Amen Fred
    you are on the right
    track baby.. keep going
    keep going.. and never
    look
    back..
    the effort that you take to present
    the words of all these great sages through
    out history regardless of nationality.. religion
    or any other
    human
    division
    is priceless
    in affirming Truth
    Light in Love and Wisdom…
    namely Relative Free Will
    with the Fuel
    oF Love NOW..
    to keep great stuff
    moving.. connecting..
    and creating throughout the
    ages of Truth and LiGht.. seriously
    living this way.. is like being liGht at essence..
    no bounds.. no walls.. no ceilings.. no cultural clothes..
    @FREE
    @FIRST
    @LAST
    @JUST NOW..
    no beginning or end..:)

    • FRiEnD,

      Ah, a lovely song today, my friend. I can’t disagree with any of it; I can only echo the sadness for all those who cannot see….

      One small point… my user name, gigoid, is never capitalized, except by software that doesn’t know any better. I chose it almost twenty years ago, when I went to comp school, to remind myself of G.I.G.O. when working on the comp; I’m sure you are aware of the significance of gigo to computers, and working with them sans stress…In addition, no caps reminds me to keep my ego out of what I do on the comp as much as I can…. not always successful, to be sure, but, it works most of the time…

      You have a great day/dance, amigo; I’ve got some catching up to do on my reading….

      Love

      gigoid

      • Ah yes.. my friend.. gigoid.. back now from
        around close to 20 miles of dance.. i caught
        that capitalization mistake after i pressed
        the post button.. and one thing better about
        the Disqus commenting feature
        i have on one of my
        other blogs is
        it allows
        edits.. but
        yes i noticed
        i made that mistake
        before as well.. and edited
        what i copied on my site
        as i did this time as too..
        yes.. to hold essence
        in purpose and
        meaning oF
        life iN whatever
        that symbol may be whether
        literal material or name.. as sacred.. iS
        nOw.. A smARt thing to do.. and FEEL..
        as the more
        we Love
        and hold
        sacred the more
        we are happy as sacred
        really iS purpose and meaning
        in lifE when held high as liGht
        rather than the dArker
        emoTions of liFe..
        and thanks
        for describing what
        the origin of the name
        gigoid is.. as my Pen
        Name of course is
        sacred to me
        too.. where
        KATiE MiA
        is acronym
        for Kind Autistics
        Taking in Everything
        Mindful in Awareness
        and of course Frederick
        is my real name.. but
        the KiI! for
        FredericKiI!
        kinda looked
        cool as it mixed
        the dark of kill
        with the liGht of
        i (soUL) as director
        of actor I.. ego..
        with exclamation
        point !.. as symbol
        for spiRit!..
        heArt related
        of course.. as
        source for
        human
        emoTioNs..
        and iT floWed
        iN balance
        more poeticAlly
        than my real masculine
        sounding name that
        literally means
        Peaceful Ruler
        for Frederick
        and Strong
        for
        Arthur..
        and keeper of
        the land for the last
        name that i don’t share
        as a practice online.. very often..
        anyway.. i’ve pretty much made
        the entire Universe and more into
        Holy ground
        and so it’s
        hard for
        me to get
        lonely as Holy
        ALLONE iS noW
        alWays FRiEnD..:)

  2. Sylvia Plath…. Great.
    “It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.” — Bertrand Russell
    For you…nae regrets..
    Martyn Bennett – Nae Regrets… https://youtu.be/uFPp0G8b-fg via @YouTube
    He died too young to turn into a B.O.F.
    grin

    • “No regrets, ever…When the ship lifts, all bills are paid.” — Lazarus Long

      Thanks…. great song & album. I’ve done my best to live up to Lazarus’ admonition since my early teens…. not always successfully, I will admit…

      😉

      gigoid

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