Sunday, January 7, 2007

Retarded Language Use In Humans

Enlightenment/intelligence is the learned ability to use language like a master carpenter uses a hammer, and is not just the ability of a human, like you, to speak words. As we are generally related to the chimpanzees and other simians, intelligence is not just our ability to bang our linguistic hammer, but is related directly to what we build using our hammer,which is language, and how we maintain what we have built with language. Take a look at what is going on in our world and it becomes extremely obvious that we are not an enlightened species, let alone and intelligent one.
The way that humanity in general uses language is retarded. Take a look at what is going on in Iraq and in other places,in our world once so fair,and you are seeing first hand how great we are at banging our hammer of words and meanings, and how good we are at continuing to believe that words are meant to be used the way that we use them. The key here, if you did not get it, is belief. Most, if not all, of the people that I speak with seem to think that the word believe is synonymous with the word know or that believing is the same as knowing. That belief and knowledge are two different words that mean the same thing, or that they can be used interchangeably, is simply not true! Look it up in the dictionary and you will definitely read that there is a great deal of difference between the two words and their separate meanings. To know is to perceive something directly, or to have an understanding through the direct cognition of that something. A belief is something like a creed or tenet that we have confidence in, or trust to be as we think. To believe in something, as in religious belief, is to have a firm conviction about that something, or to accept it as true without proof. In other words, because you have no real proof you must believe!
It is also very interesting to note that the root word that believe or belief contains is belie, which means to misrepresent, to show something to be false, to run counter to that something. To put it mildly; the ways that we use our beliefs belie the truth and/or the efficacy of believing in any religious tenets to the point where they cause the disruption that we are witnessing in our world today!
It would seem that belief is to be used when no proof is possible at the time, or when no proof is ever going to be possible (as in the belief in god). Therefore, that we use belief in place of knowledge when knowing is really the only possible path that we can take that makes any sense is not a tenet that I believe, but is a fact that I have used my senses to verify, to know. To put it another way would be to state that humanity is destroying the world over what it believes in (many different gods) because the truth to its beliefs can never be proven: can never be empirically proven.
I would like to make it very clear that I am not saying that there is not a god, or that there is one, for that matter. What I am saying is that our human belief in many, many, different gods has proven to be nothing but an extremely horrible and dividing contention that says that one (and only one) god is the only real god and that all others are false, thereby making everyone who is not a believer in that one god a heretic or what ever name you have for them: infidel, etc.. Look at what is dividing the people of the middle east right now, 2007, and you will see the problem with so many gods on earth. It is called war, or terrorism, or jihad, or fundamentalism, and it is all about killing those who do not agree with, or believe in,your one god. Each religious faction is trying as hard as they can to make their belief the only belief, and they are using the most ungodly and inhumane means that they can come up with to accomplish this task. Belief systems do not even have to be about different gods, but only need involve the few tenets that make up the difference between the sects in any one religion (as in Shiite and Sunni). Each religion feels that it is fighting for its life. This is the terrible promise of belief: that there is always going to be disagreement, unless the most stringent methods are constantly applied, because there will never be any proof that is good enough for someone who has glued their mind shut with information that can never be proven. It has been that way since time immemorial. If we should decide that it must continue, considering that right now we have 6.5 billion people on earth and an arsenal of Nuclear weapons that are capable of destroying all life on earth, the future of life on earth in any reasonable scenario is doubtful indeed when the long run is considered. It is important to say here, again, that the problem is not with god; the problem is with humanity and with the fact that we use belief, which can only be argued about, which amounts to war between uncivilized nations. To be uncivilized is to create war! The problem with belief is that it is so easy to believe in anything as it requires no proof! People constantly ask me if I believe in god, but what I tell them is not no or yes, not because I am an agnostic or an atheist, but because whether or not there is a god is absolutely obvious. The word god is only a label for that which cannot be defined using more labels. If you would take the time to look around you, god is everywhere because there is anything at all! That obvious god is the one that you overlook everyday because you are looking for something fancy, that foolish words have created out of fear, while this Earth, our Gaia, has always been our only one god.
You can see what the belief in god has done to our home,the earth, by those who only have the ability to believe in false prophets. They have come up with hundreds of reasons to deny that this earth is important. Heaven is where they are headed and the earth is an evil, nasty, place to them. To be alive and have a body is just a sin to them. They do not care whether they destroy this earth and everything on it because they only care about their eternal soul. These people who feel that the earth is not worth its weight in gold are not capable of revealing to themselves that they even have a soul, let alone of finding their supposed soul in eternity. They can only pay attention to the incessant conversation that they are having with themselves. Always trying to be first; always thinking about the fact that they are going to die, they have come up with their far fetched and incredible ideas about the sanctity of their immortal self. God does not need to be believed in to be god. Humans need to believe in god to keep from going nuts over the fact that they are going to decompose into the soil of this planet one day. When you see god in everything and everyone around you then you will not be able to consider yourself special because you believe in some superstition. When you see god in everything and everyone around you,then you will treat everyone and everything with the respect that you would treat your god and the earth would become a sacred place instead of a vile pit of ill repute, filled with sinners and we human devils incarnate.
When you can see yourself in everyone and everything,and can see everything and everyone within you,then,you are at the heart of the matter of where god resides. When it becomes ever so obvious to you that you create everything by perceiving it and foster it by loving it, and that this is the greatest of gifts, then you have come face to face with your god and mine and everyone else's. The problem with this view for believers is that it removes their chances to be better than their fellow human beings and forces them to lead from the rear. This view, that everyone and everything is sacred, removes the robes and fancy titles from the priests, scribes,and pharisees, and it puts everyone on the same plane with the rest of life on earth.
So, we need to see that god really has no name, but resides only in the deeds of our heart, that god is named when we love our neighbor as ourself: when we treat the sparrow and the earth and our fellow humans as our equals- if not our superiors. It is as obvious as the nose on your face is hidden.

Retarded Language Use In Humans

Saturday, January 6, 2007

The Jews were Hitler's Terrorists


Therein lies an interesting story, and we all know what happened to the Jewish people at the hands of Hitler’s ‘Third Reich’. I would like to turn my story line around in starting out with a simple statement: the Terrorists are President Bush’s Jews. Terrorism, and the acts of terrorists, therefore, represent the ultimate threat to the integrity and continuation of these United States. According to our ‘fundamentalist’ President, these terrorists have us surrounded and are represented by all of the members of his heinous ‘Axis of Evil’. We have also, therefore, been infiltrated by those terrible terrorists, and now, according to his warped views of reality, ‘We the People‘, the citizens of this country, are also a part of that axis of evil that is, right now, in front of our very eyes, (according to that same unstable President’s views) preparing to destroy us from within!
According to our unstable President and Chief Commander’ anything now goes. The citizens of the United States must now be spied upon, wiretapped, their mail opened, and anything else that this administration can think of that will insure that the terrorists do not strike from within. Our elected representatives are also playing along, and so far seem to be fairly convinced that these accusations against the American citizens are true. In this, his twisted psychological view, our very freedoms, as granted by the Constitution, have become one of the main tools that his terrible terrorists are using to attack us from within. According to the President the ‘Threats of Terrorism’ far outweigh American’s right to anything other than to be granted the ultimate suspicion that we are the bad guys also.
The President and his administration are amassing tremendous decision making powers, and not just about a war that is going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our president has decided that important guarantees, like Habeas Corpus, freedom from torture, a prohibition against extraordinary renditions, are no longer our right. Extreme powers are being used to circumvent the decisions and laws that have been created by the House of Representatives and passed in the Senate or have been waived or radically changed by this presidents incredible number of signing statements. In his fear of terrorism, Democracy has been waived and, President Bush is quickly gaining the powers of an absolute dictator. In so many ways, these actions are the same ones that Hitler used to destroy the freedoms of German citizens during his reign.
Remember that Hitler was elected in a legal election. Our Constitution guaranteed that the King could not run our lives. That is why this country was created; the ’We the People’ would not be under the thumb of some supreme leader. America is a land of Laws and the ’Rule of Law’, not a land of decrees being handed down by an ’out of his mind’ dictator.
A majority of American citizens want out of the war in Iraq, but according to our president what we want is not what is good for us. He knows better than the American people? A majority of American citizens know that the war in Iraq was started, and is being fought right now, because this purchased President and his cronies want to obtain and control the oil that is under Iraq. The American people, again, just do not matter when those of wealth and power gain control of the decision making powers and the military might of the United States. We the People have become secondary to the rights and needs of those who have succeeded at the capitalist dream. Capitalism first and foremost, and then if we decide so, democracy may just apply to the rest of you, maybe! Freedoms lost or reinterpreted will not be easily regained.
The war against Saddam Hussein is destroying Iraq, and many, many, of its inhabitants. I thought we wanted Saddam’s head, and the leaders of his regime! Saddam is dead after a fair trial that lasted well over 2 years. Have we given the Iraqi people a fair trial? NO! Can you imagine what we have done? A strongman takes over Iraq, terrorizes his people with our help at times, commits mass murders and heinous acts against those same peoples and surrounding countries: President Bush, in his war on terrorism, invades Iraq to rid the world and Iraq of this strongman, and then he proceeds, using the American military, with the help of coalition forces, to destroy the infrastructure and society of the Iraqi people, who were not responsible for the horrible acts that Saddam Hussein committed in the first place! The Iraqi people were, literally, Saddam Hussein’s prisoners. How are they responsible for the actions of this terrible person? Someone tell me the insane reasoning behind this stupid war, Please!
What is even more heinous in what we are doing to the Iraqi people and the country of Iraq is that all of this is, except for Saddam’s atrocities, a lie.
We are killing Iraq because we need, in our greed for energy, Iraqi oil! This horrible war is all about America breaking into the Iraqi household to steal their possessions, and that possession is oil! How is it that we have the right to steal Iraqi oil? Does our military might, or our incredible need, make it right? The truth is that nothing that Iraqi’s were doing makes what we are doing right. History will judge us harshly, have no doubts about that.
The subject of how history will judge us brings up another really interesting question, and that question could be phrased as; after President Bush’s war on terror, which is, more and more, everyday, looking like the beginning of the next World War, the ’Big One’, will there be any reasonable part of civilization left that will be able to record the truth of what happened during our times?
Hitler and WW2 are synonymous, will Bush and WW3 have the same epitaph?
It is now time for ’WE THE PEOPLE’ to raise our voices like we have never raised them before.