The light is strong and man is weak
Whistleblower Binney says NSA has dossiers on nearly every u.s. citizen via Network World
Wasting, fouling, gutting - our work is a brutal assault on the web of life; slavery, prison, war - our daily bread; fear, greed, and anxiety are the emotional drivers of our civilization. This is the creation of our mind, a human/machine generated collapse of our entire life support system of land, water, air and social cohesion.
It don't get no worse than that, huh. Well ... yeah ... but ... it can ONLY get worse. And for a long time to come. There aint no end to the doomsday scenarios ... an' they make me so tired ...
shit fuck hell
yeah ... so I started this post 9 months ago ... since then ... a crisis of consciousness ... (and of course) a crisis in the real world ... or rather an unending series of crises in the real world. Which came first? (the classic philosophical conundrum) this post or the crises ... obviously the real world shit, 'cause if its unending it has no beginning, it goes back further indefinitely into the past ...
no, this post, or rather the impetus behind it (maybe THAT comes first) is just part of the fractal cycle, the pattern, the pulse ... intensifying and accelerating ... culminating, like gettin' sucked inta black hole, bouncin' off the sides of the energy well faster and faster ... extropic ... energy increasing to light ...
as if ... initially, its feelin' the pressure of the real world, grossly and subtly and all in between, daily.
The pressure of being observed. Maybe the panopticon originated with the one god theory ... one god, unseen, all powerful, all knowing, all seeing ... the one god story, so powerful we bringin' it to life, manifesting as the police/surveillance state. It has thoroughly hollowed out our common mind, originating with the dogma of religion and realized as the authoritarian control of civilization.
This idea of the one god contracts the world (and the world responds), makes the world smaller - so many humans alive, so much industry, so many resources wasted, and the ensuing destruction. The pressure of being controlled ... you have to work to get money to buy your survival from a fragile machine that is failing. All the real world threats are here now, every type of collapse - economic, environmental, social and psychological - dwindling energy resources, the disability to feed ourselves properly, and pervasive war ... these are the pressures to which we are responding.
so ... this is the crisis of consciousness ... why don't I live by what I know to be true?
even some of the so called solutions to our problems, most notably technology, pose a threat:
'The dream of robotics is, first, that intelligent machines can do our work for us, allowing us lives of leisure, restoring us to Eden. Yet in his history of such ideas,Darwin Among the Machines, George Dyson warns: "In the game of life and evolution there are three players at the table: human beings, nature, and machines. I am firmly on the side of nature. But nature, I suspect, is on the side of the machines."' this quote from "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us" by Bill Joy
yeah, so I started this post 'bout 9 months ago ... I was gonna talk about expansion and contraction, the eternal vibe (my rock), I was gonna point at the outside pressure comin' in - the police state, the taxes, the social norm, the corporate imposition and control of the survival necessities, the robbery of the commons by the elite, the rapid radicalization of the environment - TOXIC - initiated by us ... the doomsday scenarios, they so tiring.
I was gonna talk about the expansion outwards - our response ability, the quality of our consciousness. I would suggest that without complete openness our response to the world is distorted and limited, producing a continuation of deterioration rather than the necessary revolution. With complete openness comes freedom and is truth, the underlying necessity of all human relationship. Complete openness is no resistance - no object subject to fate - complete openness is allowing the light to flow in and out, our response is whole.
note: Its actually been 3 years now. The way I remembered the draft was that there was nothing here, then I looked today and said well, hell, this as good a place to start as any - the machine war.