Unreasonable degrees of irony….

Ffolkes,

“A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.”

~~ Lord Dunsany, The Laughter of the Gods ~~

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Morning glorious….

Hajime…. For more than six years now, I have used the creation of this blog as a means of finding my inner balance. The process I developed over that time has furnished me with a routine upon which I could depend to produce a product I considered worthy of publishing for peer review, while simultaneously providing me with a means to organize my thoughts into the mold it most favors, in order to maintain the balance so essential to the peace sought so diligently by our inner self.

Since the real world, which I call consensual reality, seldom provides any of these for us, ( in truth, it often works in the opposite direction, making it hard to find any such means….), it has worked pretty well, such as it is. Of course, I am the sole judge of how well it works, & I am, deliberately, inconsistent in judging its efficacy, thus, most probably, detracting from its efficiency to some degree. But, as the closing introductory quote from Ralphie notes, consistency is just as well left out of the issue. By my standards, writing has worked well to keep me relatively sane, by public standards, if not my own, or, those of others less familiar with my personality); as proof, I offer a simple statistic, to wit: I have yet to kill anyone. Given the almost hourly occurrence of homicidal urges that come to me as I perceive the world, that’s not bad.

In truth, it occurs to me, much of my life has been a long struggle to keep myself from killing people; there are just so many of them who deserve killing, by almost any standard! Oligarchs, politicians, priests, pimps, corrupt cops, the list, to me, seems endless. Each of those categories of humans, on a consistent basis, exhibit the worst traits of humanity…. Fear, cowardice, the ability to lie, or deny reality, without guilt, shame, or the slightest degree of compassion; most of my fellow humans, to my mind, seem to abrogate their very humanity at every turn, refusing to use the intelligence they have been imbued with by nature, and denying their own connection to the rest of creation, insisting they are so special, the rules of the universe do not apply to them.

Moreover, the most basic flaw our species demonstrates regularly, seems to not even enter their perception. This flaw, as I see it, is the ability to deny their own nature, such that their entire approach to reality becomes their own worst enemy. We humans seem to have the unfortunate ability to make the assumption we have the power to alter reality at our whim, a belief not shared by that reality. Moreover, we are so convinced of this false power, we make the automatic assumption we are thus better than the rest of reality. This sense of entitlement, false as it may be, will, in the long run, prove to be a fatal flaw, for it is leading us inexorably to an ignoble end…. which is another simple deduction people refuse to make….

I have wandered around in my mind now for some time today, trying to find a way to succinctly state my feelings & thoughts, trying to explain, to myself as much as y’all, why I haven’t been writing much. I suppose I should take a shot at summarizing, so we can get on with the rest of this mess….

I don’t see much hope for humanity. The flaws in our nature, which we refuse to acknowledge, or attempt to abrogate, are killing us. If we cannot change the paradigm with which we now live, we are ALL going to die, and not comfortably. I suppose the angst and lack of balance I have been experiencing for the past year or so, since regaining a bit of clear-mindedness I had misplaced is a direct result of my sorrow at such an outcome. As a species, we show a lot of promise; it’s unfortunate our own nature prevents us from reaching out to grasp that promise, and make it our own. Instead, we fuss, we fight, we act as if the lies and delusions, upon which our entire culture is based, are real, and will help us live, when, in fact, all we can ever expect, if we don’t change, is ongoing conflict, and misery for the major portion of humanity.

My angst thus, is a persistent sense of sorrow, and anger at those humans who refuse to acknowledge the problems our own nature creates for us…. Since I, too, am human, my feelings cause me to want to strike out, hard, at those who will not see the truth of reality, and how our choices, to live in fear and delusion, have brought us to the brink of extinction. I’ve managed thus far to control those urges, human as they are; I’m having a hard time doing so these days, as there just doesn’t seem to be much reason NOT to follow the injunction of nature, so aptly described by H. L. Mencken, when he said, “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

I have to admit, the temptation is great. However, I see I have, without realizing it, ranted in the intro again. So much so, I’ve made the rant I had started superfluous, & will proceed to delete it, in favor of finishing the rest of this now overlong mess. I can’t say I’m sorry for having done so; if naught else, it was rather cathartic for me, so, we’ll let it go, as is, & trust the chips to fall in convenient places. Since I can’t think of any easy, comfortable method for getting us out of the intro, I’ll just stop here, & hope for the best. I hope you enjoy today’s interlude….

Shall we Pearl?

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series (1841) “Self-Reliance” ~~

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Today, I feel like listening to the Dead (go figure). Here is the second set (over two hours long) from their 50th Anniversary/Farewell Tour in 2015. Though Jerry, Robert Hunter, & Pigpen are long gone, the music and culture lives on…. Enjoy!….

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Fare Thee Well
Grateful Dead, 7/5/2015
Second Set

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I can feel poems percolating, but, none are ready to leak. Here is one from last year, written during the time I was attempting to regain some balance after more than a year of fighting the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, so kindly foisted upon me by the ignorance & cowardice of the medical industry in this country. Needless to say, it’s a bit more intense than my usual fare, & I hope you enjoy it….

Augmentation: Inner Aye

Distant, peals of thunder, vividly.
Closer, a patter of rain, falling gravidly.
Between the light and the darkness of fear
find merely the remnants of one lonely tear.

Do not hate us, though we have not sinned;
eager for courage, upon whom all hope is pinned.
Tales of insolence, hatred, or fallen virtue
fill us up, not down, in such pristine foreign venue.

Capable hands severed, able hands tied;
the future is angry, all but now denied.
Multiple times, warnings sounded across the pale
nobody heard, nobody came to tell the tale.

Gifted by time, salience fails in epic rhyme;
watchmakers watching, each a separate crime.
Logical solutions refuse to emulsify
forever pretending to cruelly crucify.

Blood will fly alongside pertinent composure,
never seeking, never finding tea, or closure.
Falsely laid trails on mountains of gold
imply no happy endings, no fortunes told.

Ages past have no time for repetition;
further chances only lead to perdition.
Destiny feels a shameful portion of guilt,
for a thousand sand castles, never built.

~~ gigoid ~~

3/2/2016

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Naked Pearls

Esoterica

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“A person needs a little madness,
or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.”

~~ Nikos Kazantzakis ~~

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“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.”

~~ Voltaire ~~

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True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written;
in writing what deserves to be read;
and in so living as to make the world
happier and better for our living in it.

~~ Pliny the Elder ~~

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It is something to be able to paint a particular picture,
or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful;
but it is far more glorious to carve and paint
the very atmosphere and medium through which we look,
which morally we can do.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”

~~ Henry David Thoreau, “Where I Live” ~~

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“The world is full of cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it.”

~~ Will Foley ~~

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“He knows not how to know who knows not also how to unknow.”

~~ Richard Burton ~~

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“The only thing I know for sure is that I know nothing at all, for sure.”

~~ Socrates ~~

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Although today’s missive is extensive, it feels a bit underdone, if obese. But, so be it; I’m done, & not willing to either start over, or edit. Instead, I’ll trust the process, as I’ve learned to do so well, & let it go without further ado. In fact, I’ll even go so far as to end it swiftly, rather than drawing it out to resemble the intro. I’ll be back as soon as I have enough to say; it won’t be long, I’m sure, as I’m a naturally voluble study in contradictions and subtle notes of irony. Go figure, eh? See ya, ffolkes; that’s a promise I hope to live long enough to fulfill….

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

À bientôt, mon cherí….

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9 thoughts on “Unreasonable degrees of irony….

  1. Homicidal feelings…..death of humanity….2 hrs of the Dead…clever tie in…well done…..I want my headstone to read…”all things considered I’d rather be fucking”….and there I shot my wad…LOL Have a good day my friend….chuq

  2. Fortunately, the night is enormous.

    I, specifically, do not get enough credit for not killing the deserved. I could cure stupidity, but who wants to be called a serial killer?

    Power, like happiness, is within. In order to have either, you must release it.

    Why, for the love of fuck, would you be sorrowful? You are not the one pissing yourself off. See: Red’s take on suicidal ideation, which, incidentally, is the proof of Darwinism.

    Mencken is correct.

    Ralph rightly points out the littleness. In its shortest form, great minds are easily bored.

    My pipes are full for all the back up in my wrists. *le sigh*

    My big problem is hope is the hobgoblin of those little ones aforementioned. The crucifixion is pretend. Are they not precisely the same?

    Repetition is perdition; it always produces the same result.

    Destiny needs to shuck her bathing suit and get in the surf already, lest she prove Voltaire correct.

    Yay! Richard!!

    Giggly, but jiggleless,
    xxx

  3. “A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.”

    ~~ Lord Dunsany, The Laughter of the Gods ~~

    SurELy more
    mystery
    in the
    daRk
    than truth oF LiGht..:)

    “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
    adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
    With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.”

    ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series (1841) “Self-Reliance” ~~

    Art new..
    science
    repeat
    wash and
    rinse cycle same..;)

    “A person needs a little madness,
    or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.”

    ~~ Nikos Kazantzakis ~~

    And don’t forget to
    walk on the
    grass and ditch the sidewalk..
    preferAbly
    on
    foot..;)

    “Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.”

    ~~ Voltaire ~~

    More than a labEL
    oF A nAMe
    oN A
    tallEst
    skyscRaper ever..
    eTc..;)

    True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written;
    in writing what deserves to be read;
    and in so living as to make the world
    happier and better for our living in it.

    ~~ Pliny the Elder ~~

    Or
    juSt
    do iT as
    DancE oF LiFe
    wiTh no words
    aT
    aLL
    sAMe
    as hundreds
    of thousands of
    years of hUmans
    doing a dance and song
    of LiFE with no sHells away
    from essence
    liGht
    as
    TrUth..;)

    It is something to be able to paint a particular picture,
    or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful;
    but it is far more glorious to carve and paint
    the very atmosphere and medium through which we look,
    which morally we can do.
    To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”

    ~~ Henry David Thoreau, “Where I Live” ~~

    juST
    DancE
    toGeTheR..
    TheN
    SinG..:)

    “The world is full of cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it.”

    ~~ Will Foley ~~

    Sure.. i can find
    Cactus butt..
    i WiLL not…;)

    “He knows not how to know who knows not also how to unknow.”

    ~~ Richard Burton ~~

    GrouP
    thInk
    virUS
    tanK..;)

    “The only thing I know for sure is that I know nothing at all, for sure.”

    ~~ Socrates ~~

    sure for, all at nothing know I that is sure for know I thing only The

    Understand
    within..
    no
    textbooks required…;)

    Make life
    Bliss..
    past the test..;)

    That ends three..
    wiTh.. see ya later friEnd gigoid.;)

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