Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sacred Weeds (and Fungi too!)

A brilliant series of programs that will be valued by future generations for their insight and groundbreaking cross-disciplinary dialogue and research.


BLUE LILY - Nymphaea caerulea


FLY AGARIC - Amanita Muscaria

HENBANE - Hyoscyamus niger

Friday, November 20, 2009

Going Rogue

Contrary to what certain beauty pageant winners from Alaska believe about going rogue, doing so requires something more than just saying stuff.

Going Rogue requires an understanding that the status quo is flawed, and that the solutions to fixing the status quo lie in those lesser know regions of epistemology that the status quo has overlooked.

Going Rogue means rejecting certain maladaptive modes of modern society in favor of more traditional modes that have been successful for many millennia.

Going Rogue means leaving behind the corrupted theories of entrenched interests in pursuit of progressive and pragmatic theories that conform to natural laws and cycles.

Going Rogue means not stopping at the accepted ideas, but continuing forward to challenge the accepted ideas and explore the mechanisms behind the unaccepted ideas for the benefit of cultural progress.

Going Rogue means "Saying No" to laws that defy constitutional purpose.

Going Rogue means using an illegal plant to heal the sick, feed the poor, provide shelter for the homeless, cultivate farmland, produce biofuel, and add a new agricultural base for the economy.

Going Rogue means saying "fuck you and your insane ways, I'm doing something better, just watch, and you will learn."

Sarah Palin isn't going rogue.

But someone is.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dear President Obama,

Heck of a job, huh?

Hundreds, thousands, millions of voices resound with advice, and cry out for resolutions to problems that we can't collectively comprehend.

Where to begin? (hint, it's clear you're still trying to figure this out).

It's simple. Junk in, junk out.

Sincere voices aside, our nation is one drowning in junk. Not just material junk, but economical, theoretical, and epistemological junk.

Junk sells. But if one were to eat junk their entire life, one would not be healthy. One would probably die prematurely, a consequence of mental and physiological deterioration, and one would become junk food for maggots. Not a pretty picture.

So, in these times of military quagmire, economic recession, government deficit spending, declining social healthcare, and the rising cost of life, it is imperative that you learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff, the crap from the compost, and the jewels from the junk.

My guess is that the solutions you seek will come from places you have yet to find. Go look for them, and be prepared to leave the box, for the box is where everyone else keeps their junk.

I'd tell you more, but I don't have your job.

Good luck, and may the force be with you.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Capitalism is the Antichrist

Isn't it obvious?

Jesus Christ didn't say, "before I heal you, you need to pay me, and I need to see proof of insurance."

I am reminded of the Mark of the Beast, 666, and how this is a metaphor for the buying and selling of human life. Only $9.99. The Author of the Book of Revelations writes in the manner of a prophetic dream. Symbols are metaphors, and the mark of the beast symbolizes the worst kind of enslavement. My Social Security Number is certainly the mark of a beast. I'm still trying to figure out which one.

Capitalism is an -ism, which is in effect a belief system, like Mormonism, Catholicism, Mysticism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, etc. Capitalism is the religion of wealth. Wall Street is it's Holy City. Like any -ism, Capitalism originates in the human imagination, and it seeks to control human society and consciousness.

In Capitalism, advertising propaganda abounds. What is less obvious to the distracted eye are the low wages of the people that sell the vitally nonessential material prejunk. I call it prejunk because although these things start off fancy, trendy, pricey, and new, after the passage of five to ten years, the new stuff becomes what it was ontologically destined to be. Junk. But, hard working people continue to spend their survival tokens on this prejunk in attempts to fill the hole in their lives created by the need for more stuff. Most call this the progress of technology, which it might be, but it sure does create a lot of $hit. And mono-cultural consumer zombies.

All the wars since World War II have been fought in the name of Capitalism. Back in the day, we had our arch nemesis, the Communists, who represented the antithesis of capitalism. Many skirmishes were fought, many lives lost. But thanks to that great patriarch Ronald Reagan, the Capitalists won and paved the way for Free Markets to take over the world. Then, all of a sudden, the Terrorists attacked (they don't like Capitalism either). America was plunged into another decade of war so that we could spread Free Markets to consume the governments of Middle Eastern shepherds (they stand between us and the oil beneath their dirt poor feet).

Speaking of poor and hungry people, imagine how much food we could provide if the $400 billion a year that Americans spend on the military went to feeding and providing medicine to the poor instead? I know, these are wussy thoughts that don't reflect the animalistic and sometimes violent requirements of modern security. The last perfect hippie that preached love and fed the poor without charging money was executed on a cross, or so they say.

Now, I'm not saying Capitalism doesn't have its upsides (for I am well aware of these).

I'm just saying, if there ever was the perfect antichrist, Capitalism is it. Now whether or not I actually believe this is another thing...

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

At the speed of light, the universe is black and white.