- One of the most pivotal approaches to life can be found
in something called living in the moment. This partial philosophy was developed
as a counter to the chaos of contemporary life that basically demands that
we continue to hang onto those traditional societal-rocks that are keeping
us all prisoners. The concept is not new, but when most people recently
began to find themselves nearly underwater, in the sea of crass commercial
pseudo-passions for the acquisitions of junk and addictions of all types,
many turned to "just let go of the rocks" to deal with the entire
range of problems.
- When seen against that background the ability of people
to focus on the totality of "Living in the Moment" could and
sometimes has provided a more than welcome relief from some of the nightmares.
- But Living in the Moment, without context for everything
else in the world that is in competition for attention 24-7, can turn this
key potential value on its head. The reason is simple. The intensity that's
needed to learn to Live in the Moment for constructive reasons can also
block the lessons that must be remembered from the past; just as it can
conceal the very real-dangers of any future; IF that future does not include
a real-balance in the life being lived by those trying to find their way
through the mine-fields of everyday life-especially now!
- It's All About the Future: The Future is a very convenient
political out, because it can never ever arrive. The past is past and can
be studied, and today (the present) is always here; but "The Future"
has become a political mantra because it can never be attained. The Future
is forever locked into something that shall always be "coming"
but never does it ever arrive. That's why politicians and scam-artists
and so many religions have always turned to this over-used word to justify
whichever con their trying to pull off.
- In the 1980's there was war under way
to steal the public library system of the United States and turn the whole
privatized mess into "Libraries of the Future." The corporations
in San Francisco supported a bond measure by the public called "Building
the House of the Book" wherein a new library was authorized to hold
not just the current collection (then 2.3 million books & periodicals)
but supposedly with room to house the next twenty years of growth, as well.
- Between getting the bond money and finishing the new
library everything changed. The collections as audited by the libraries
own computers (afterhours) showed that the collection had been cut down
to 750,000 plus, from 2.3 million that had been housed in the old library.
And the new book budget that had been quadrupled was frozen and then used
to expand acquisitions of computers.
- "In the Spring of 1994, four out of five voters,
thrilled with anticipation at the unveiling of the New Main Library, approved
Proposition E at the ballot box. In doing so they amended the Charter to
double the library's budget and quadruple the book budget. Their action
made the San Francisco Public Library System, the wealthiest in the nation.
The libraries $17 million budget became a $36 million budget. Poverty was
no longer an issue at the Public Library."
- The goal was and still is The Death of the House of the
Book, and the triumph of a bookless Library of the Future with its heavy
emphasis upon on computers and communications, rather than the now dead
arts of literature or archival resources-that's not hard to do when you
send truckloads of books to the city dump. Here's part of the story of
how that war upon future generations was going in June of 1997. (1)
- This same kind of duplicitous-privatization has occurred
in virtually every area of American life. Since the dawning of the New
Millennium when the gloves were thrown away, everything this society supposedly
once stood for has gone the way of those 1.3 million books that had once
been part of the public's valuable collections but are now just landfill.
- Here's another often overlooked outcome that is about
to be perpetrated upon the world. We're coming up on the 10th Anniversary
of one of the most heinous crimes this country has been part of. That would
be everything that happened on 911 and all of the subsequent illicitly
massive-crimes which that day enabled around the world.
- The public has been led to believe that 'more war' is
now inevitable as well as being the only solution for every new situation
in this hostile world. Once the American public finally finishes swallowing
that monstrous lie; then the public will demand that we join in a global-war
to prevent the war we're being told is inevitable from coming here. If
this happens it will be because the public has been brainwashed into believing
that only an all-out war will prevent the self-fulfilling possibility of
"a global war" by engaging ourselves in the so-called "fact"
of an artificial and unproven-potential war that was always supposed to
- When government-insiders conspire with the international
Corporatocracy to begin preaching "War, War and Lots More War,"
as Rummy did during the early stages of the 2003 Iraq invasion, "we"
are in effect creating something that was formerly unthinkable. Yet when
people now find themselves driven by the combination of fear and terror,
initiated by this government-then about the only way most will see this,
is that 'we must act to avoid the unverified threat of war that the owners
are insisting will come. When that happens, people will have given their
right of civilian control over the military to the traitors that planned
this entire thing from the beginning.
- 'If you show someone the future, then they will have
no future; because when you take away the mystery (of the future) then
you have taken away hope. So despite all the well-intentioned individuals
that want to try and 'see the future' for us: If they 'succeed' then their
vision (our worst nightmare) will destroy us totally in the end-because
of the terror of the fear that we allowed them to create, around the crimes
in which they committed treason on 911.
- Not only will the public have to pay for all of these
unending wars, but it's clear that we shall also be blamed in the end for
everything that was done in our names; because survival has a price, and
that price must be paid!
- The cynical truth is that this entire scheme was built
upon government created terrorism against the American people; and the
horror that is coming will actually be created because we have not resisted
these Barbarians now that they've brought their war upon humanity home
to these disunited states.
- "Living in the Moment" is one thing when you're
trying to improve your life but when that course results in getting your
Bachelor of Addiction Arts on the express path to a Masters in Self-Destruction
then it's time to reassess your choices. Because just as in the fact that
in only four years your brain and body can be totally destroyed by Crystal
Meth, rotting you from the inside out, this will turn you from an individual
into a virtual slave to anyone or anything that provides those drugs-when
we do this with our belief systems and our political structure then we
will live our lives in total surrender to everything, just to avoid facing
all the blood and death that we have made into reality.
- 1) The Plunder of the San Francisco Public Libraryhttp://www.kirwanesque.com/politics/articles/2006/art27.htm