Monday, January 04, 2016

There are a Lot of Rocks in Pandora's Box.

Dog Poet Transmitting…….

We move into the cultural end of our segment of the blogsphere today. So… it could be relevant to start off with a couple of links. Here you will experience the information side of the contemporary theft experience. I include it only for anyone soon to be reduced to a state of needing to know these things, once the economy goes into freefall; if that ever happens, because for ten years all I hear are threats and dire predictions that never happened, except for awhile in 2008 and about which you can learn all kinds of things in this recent film that might well sweep the Academy Awards this year. Since Foxhunter, Steve Carrell has been showing some amazing acting chops, of wide ranging and diverse abilities. Well, I’m not a film critic, except when I am, so let’s move on.

In the not really real, real world, far more sinister things are afoot as the fastest growing religion since Mormonism and Scientology swells its ranks worldwide; that would be Satanism. The reason that Satanism is proliferating at such a rate is several fold. Primarily it is due to Materialism, since Mammon and Satan are blood brothers in harness, like yoked oxen. The other reasons I will leave in the area of general speculation because we want to go somewhere else with everything today, even if it’s right in the same ballpark.

One of the elusive features of Satanism is that the majority of people so engaged do not realize they are Satanists. You become a Satanist when the drive for material things becomes greater than your sense of humanity. One of the side effects of this is depersonalization. One of the side effects of depersonalization is you forget who you are and an important factor in this regard is that many of these people never knew who they were in the first place. This is because, when materialism becomes ascendant, self-inquiry is the first thing that goes out the window and it is replaced by mimicry and emulation. Who would one seek to emulate or mimic in a world where materialism is massively influential? Well, of course, one mimics the icons of the day and the more the quality of life and character diminishes under the force of material culture, the more insipid and watered down the icons become; ergo… the Kardashians, Miley Cyrus, brain dead rap thugs and then there are the memes, like trumping up the heroism and sacrifice of canon fodder, in order to produce warm bodies for the battlefields of the world.

One of the basic and simplistic definitions of Satanism is that it is an expression of self-interest over any concern for the wlefare of others. Now I am not going to say that that puts Trump right into that demographic, according to his history of his passage to this point. No, I won’t say that because too many people might object because… he’s just so honest about everything. Uh huh and… don’t you think a smart campaign would be well aware of the effect of this upon the collective mind in a time of pervasive frustration and epidemic lying? However, when has a campaign turned into an expression of campaign promises brought into existence once one has won and no longer has to campaign until the next time? Such a result is basically non existent. Perhaps the reader is aware that Trump went bankrupt a few years ago and had to wheel and deal all kinds of arrangements with bankers to appear to become solvent again? Meanwhile I am hearing from people that the bankers hate Trump and that is one of the things that makes him a good guy. How can it possibly be that that is true when in his business a working relationship with bankers is paramount?

Bottom line, politicians lie. They lie to get where they want to get to and then they default on all of their promises because fulfilling them is not in their hands in the first place. Bankers make policy and politicians make it happen. Now… they are not the sole manufacturers of policy. You have people like the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Addleson. These are monsters in human form and only what they want is important and if we just segue back to the simplistic definition of Satanism; self-interest, to the exclusion of all other human considerations is Satanism. It’s not rocket science. A person doesn’t have to go around with a set of horns on their head and wear black and crimson robes to be a Satanist. They manage to be full blown Satanists in mufti. “By their works ye shall know them.”

Now… I don’t particularly want to dump on Trump (nice turn of phrase, visible). My only motivation in this respect is based on my observations that the PR juggernaut is as phony as the man’s hair. I realize that many of us are desperate and fueled by hope that this time… yes, this time, it will be different. Meanwhile, Hillary scares the shit out of us so… why not Trump? Trump goes nowhere unless those who control what goes on behind the scenes have got him in their pockets. If it were Jessie Ventura, I might feel differently but there is no way he would have a shot and he knows this and if he did advance to a critical phase, he might well get shot. They kill people who don’t go along with the program. Sometimes they just put them in a trick bag with a dead girl or a live boy… or some compromising situation where they have the videotape. They look for leverage at all times and if you are in this field of enterprise, the odds are great that they will get this, even if they have to Photoshop it.

I don’t want to kill hope but I am a realist. The world is the world is the world; the world, the devil and the deep blue sea. Many people were big supporters of Ron Paul. He got tens of millions of dollars. He once got 25 million dollars in one day from ordinary people and he went nowhere. At a certain point, each time, he just dropped out. Stalking horses are a big part of the game in these times. It is a form of the Hegelian Dialectic. John Kerry was a stalking horse. Ron Paul was a stalking horse and for all I know, Trump is one too. I’ve heard it said that hope is the last thing to die. Hope and faith are not the same.

The world is a training ground. It is a boot camp. It is a school. It exists only for the purpose of demonstration. It is a wheel of fire and it is driven by carnal desire and people come and go through a revolving door in pursuit of all the things they think they want and the inevitable bitter disappointment that accompanies their acquisition of them. It goes on and on and on and on and on. Some few aspire to something more and they are generally out of sync with the rest of it and often in conflict with it and sometimes driven into isolation that can be more rewarding than anything the world has to offer. The world has only disappointment to offer and the last thing remaining in Pandora’s Box will fly away too. The Greeks had a lot of understanding about life as an expression of archetypes dancing through human form. They had more philosophers than any other culture. You could wander along a river bank and find them weeping on one shore and laughing on the other and all of them ...and the other expressions... were relevant because life will accommodate the relative truth of any of them according to the construct of “as a man thinketh’ and the mirror mind factor which you can find in Buddhism or some other way of looking at things. Personally I am less concerned with how I look at things than I am with who is looking at things ‘through’ me. 'Late at night when you’re sleeping Kundalini comes a creeping around.'

We’re dreaming. Some of us know we are dreaming and some of us think we have woken up and we are still dreaming; like when you wake up and believe you are awake, only to find that you were still dreaming, cause you wake up yet again. Some of us are in a deep sleep and some in a restless sleep and some dream idyllic and some dream in nightmare and it all has to do with what we think is real and none of it is.

Meanwhile, the wheel turns and one life moves on to the next and is often a lesson on the one previous, or the one before that, or before that, depending on the ideal circumstances coming about to fulfill the demonstration necessary for the soul growth. Sometimes one becomes the antithesis of what they were before, as a reaction to what they were before. Sometimes the whole life is about payback so that one can have first hand experience of what they visited on others. Sometimes it is all about service required, based on what came before. Everything you see is the outworking of karma and every single expression is an example of some purpose of demonstration. Some wind up like Greta Garbo, locked in a room for the rest of her life and some wind up climbing the 13 steps to the hangman’s noose. Some are rich and some are poor and what really matters is how you handled it. Everyone who is rich should learn one critical thing; were you a good steward? There is nothing wrong with being rich, or famous, or temporarily beautiful. It is all in how you handled it because consequences attend everything. Handled well, you might stay comfortable from life to life… more or less but… handle it badly and you’ll find out.

We wandered off into a place we had no idea we would arrive at when this posting began. Something else entirely was on our mind but… well… there is a lesson in that and many of us wind up somewhere much different than we intended to. Where do you get your guidance? What leads you? What motivates you? These things are important, yes… but far more important is what results over the long haul.

There are a lot of rocks in Pandora’s Box. They might be there to keep the box from flying away with Hope. It’s said that Hope was all that remained in the box after all the ills of the world escaped but of what use is hope in a box? It makes us wonder. Rocks are mineral compositions but they are a metaphor too. Much of life and its contents are metaphor. One thing is certain, things seem. Things appear. The real question that any intelligent soul should ask is, “What is it that exists behind appearances?


End Transmission…….



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