Something Needs to Be Said

The more I realize it, the more it hurts me – the ideas of 20 years ago don’t cut it anymore. At some level everyone wishes that they could still pretend that they work. It would just be easier. But at the same time we can’t let the world be overtaken by the idea that we have to destroy everything that was here to build something new. Every time that is said, people inevitably lose things they used to be able to take for granted. Every revolution that is dreamed of to make things better ends up evolving into something worse.

We don’t need revolution. We need revelations. We need people to know what is going on so that they can act with truthful information and solve the problems our societies face. The sad fact is the social contract that they say we are responsible to was made based on false assumptions and false ideas which obscure our ability to live as humans and require us to give up our individuality in the service of the collective whole. I’ve never been more convinced that individuality is the only good part of being human and we cannot allow it to be destroyed by the ever strengthening demands of the collective. Humans cannot be allowed to become the Borg. I never want it to be so that we can’t just go out and live our lives. I never want it to be a possibility that the virtual world becomes the only world. How sad it will be when there are large swaths of the population that will be unemployable not just because there will not be jobs but also because someone did not like what they said at some point and therefore no one will be allowed to hire them. I never imagined that coming to pass in America, but it definitely seems more and more real every day. It should be shocking, but it’s as if our ability to be shocked has been so sapped by the steady worsening of our society. I don’t know what the future holds. I don’t really know what to say anymore. I am waiting for the other shoe to drop and when the economy is totally collapsed and broken.

When the austerity phase starts in earnest, we will see mass death beyond anything we’ve seen before. It may make the Great Depression look tiny in comparison. 2008 will be like a picnic. We already see the rapidly intensifying public rehabilitation of George W. Bush. We will see that fully completed once the austerity starts, because the progressive movement will say, “See? Even George W. Bush wouldn’t privatize Social Security.” Even though he tried to. 

We live in a world of totally scripted, WWE style politics that conveys no real meaning but maintains the aura of a sport for the middle class and upper middle management or what I see as the low-end upper class. None of it is real. It’s intended to provoke emotion and hijack it for the use of the powerful super elite. The best thing we can always do as normal people is refuse to play their game. Don’t watch the TV, don’t believe the news, look for the holes in the story and warn everyone you know. 

If you’re lucky, maybe one in five will heed that advice and the other for might reject you but at least we all tried. The mask situation is a perfect example of how complying with all these stupid stories and going along with them has again fucked us over. If you told someone five years ago that we would be forced to wear masks everywhere we go now even though it’s been repeatedly admitted by plenty of well-known, fact checked sources that the type of masks that are available do not do anything for the virus, they would’ve told you “That’s unconstitutional. Simply impossible.”

There needs to be protests against the media. There needs to be protests and cancellations of the people pushing this peer pressure. We need to make it clear that health and safety don’t actually have real legs to stand on when it comes to this issue. Most of all, anyone reading this should know that your family members that believe the TV and push this forward are not bad people but they are captives of this evil system and we’re not going to win fighting with them.

We have to push firmly in favor of real media reform. We have to forcibly break up all the major media conglomerates and promote new channels that can push for our points of view and promote real freedom of speech. We have to stand now as a society and say freedom of speech is worth more than anything you put forward including all the scare stories about everything you don’t like being “hate” and no matter how many people they may claim have died because of our points of view we have to make it clear that even if that were true (which it’s not) but even if it were freedom of speech is more valuable even than life and limb whether for ourselves or others, for good or ill.

 

 

Poem 6/22/2020 “The Greatest Threat to Truth”

The greatest threat to truth is not the lie
it’s the desire for comfort
everything good comes with struggle
which is why the world is so desperate
to make things easy

If you could paint by numbers
would what you were showing have meaning?

If you only do what others did before you
are you really achieving?
There’s nothing better than dreaming
it’s like a different dimension
streaming
to your vision
but you could make it a reality
just by believing

That’s the idea that fills the system with fear
if we all believed it was possible
it would be here
the most dangerous lie
is “can’t win, don’t try”
freedom is the greatest high
but perpetual enslavement
is a dangerous drug
it’s a concept
fed by fantasy, nourished by delusion
promising everything
delivering nothing

apathy is worse than rage
the slow death of feeling
as you read the words across the page
and you read the words knowing
they mean nothing
compared to the suffering
if the promise was true
it still wouldn’t be right
if the system can afford to give you everything in life
that means that it could also take it away
in a single night
of painful grieving
wondering why you made the mistake
of not saying something
before it was too late

Poem Flashback 9/23/19 “My Views Are Illegal”

My Views Are Illegal

My views are illegal
in most civilized countries
what does that say about civilization
when people believe freedom and justice
is a world controlled by undead corporations?

There is a they
if you say their name you go to jail
if you oppose them in any way
they’ll make sure you fail
suddenly you see everyone you thought you loved and trusted turn against you
the saddest true fact you’ll ever know is most people love the system more than you
if they have to choose you’ve already lost because nine times out of 10 they are not willing to pay the cost

Propaganda so strong most people figure the world is already lost
they don’t even try to oppose it or even impede it
let alone improve it
most people who try go through it and the truth is – even I don’t know why they do it

No one cares – some days it feels really useless
but then I think “that’s why they do this”
to make it feel so pointless to try
you just go along with the lies and try to block out all the innocent people’s suffering cries

I guess I keep on just so that one day someone will see that someone was fighting and trying to stop this
even if it’s just a guy like me
it may seem pointless now but maybe someone in the future will know
there was someone who tried
there was someone who held a lamp to the lies
there was someone who told you “never stop asking why”
there was someone who told you that your soul matters
even if they offer you endless resources
to do whatever you want
that all comes from somewhere
and you’ll have to pay the cost
make sure before you say yes
you know who’s making the offer
the most evil people claim to represent goodness until the very last moment
they’ll gaslight you, and sell you a dream until you sign your name
next thing you know, Satan appears and you’re covered in shame
it may not happen immediately, often times it happens years down the line
but eventually you figure it out
and you’re already out of time

My views are illegal
I have a cell waiting for me in a Gulag
somewhere I’m sure
all the judgmental bastards
that believe everything they hear and nothing they see
those are the people who will be blaming me
when their dream world collapses
into the sea

They call my views a danger
because I don’t worship pieces of paper
sometimes I feel like a failure
but other times I realize that’s the mind fuck
that paper keeps you stuck
not unlike a flypaper
as soon as you get some
you think “maybe I’ll do good things…later”
but by the time you get around to it
you’re bound to it
you’ve done so many evil things
there is no way to come around
back to the other side
sometimes I wonder
“is duality really a lie?”
“Is there really no reason to try?”

I guess the only reason for me now
is to tell the future generations
the reason why things are like this
the fact that we used to do different shit
and it wasn’t always this way
so every time they extol the March of progress
as a justification
there is always the choice
to go the opposite way
even if they call you evil
and they make your views illegal