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Showing posts with label Affloholism. Show all posts
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10.28.2018

Regarding James being absent from Facebook. Detail

As best I understand myself, as best I experience myself, I am I am called to help raise Souls from the dead, the death of being buried under the heartless rule of human head and human flesh, at least that's what I'm called to be and that's what's needed of me. Nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.
And it is like being an addiction counselor, and opioid addiction counselor, in West Virginia. People there want their opioids, they don't want to be rid of them, although they probably Like to talk about being rid of them.
Or like Harriet Tubman experienced, I could have saved a thousand more if they had understood they were slaves.

Regarding my inactivity on Facebook now, I must avoid enabling with chatter those addicted to head and flesh in charge, and continue the work of preparing myself to help the occasional soul that is dying to be rid of the addiction.

In the historically unlikely event that an individual is dying for such help, they can subscribe to the daily update from this blog, study the blog and the materials that it points to, painstakingly accumulated over the years, and contact me directly.


7.09.2016

Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling

http://www.salon.com/2016/07/08/criminalizing_the_hustle_policing_poor_peoples_survival_strategies_from_erin_garner_to_alton_sterling/

''The disappearance of jobs has sparked political anger, feeding opioid addiction, alcoholism and early death, and, among the commentariat, fomented bewildered discussion about the state of white working class people. But the disappearance of work hit black people first and hardest, decimating industries at the very moments when African-Americans, after centuries of marginalization, had only just got their foot in the door.

In the Baton Rouge area, says Spence, the minority male unemployment rate in 2014 was 2.7 times higher than for whites.....

The contemporary era of policing and mass incarceration emerged precisely to confront black people with limited or no access to formal work. As the sociologist Loïc Wacquant puts it, “in the wake of the race riots of the 1960s, the police, courts, and prison have been deployed to contain the urban dislocations wrought by economic deregulation and the implosion of the ghetto as ethnoracial container, and to impose the discipline of insecure employment at the bottom of the polarizing class structure.”''

7.03.2016

When I allow the pain of my own concerns to become the focus of my attention then my life is more painful than joyful. When I overcome that and redirect ......

When I allow the pain of my own concerns to become the focus of my attention then my life is more painful than joyful. When I overcome that and redirect my focus to the pain of others then my joy outweighs My Pain by far. They are always both there but the proportions, the joy hugely outweighs any concern I have for my pain. That's the magic of loving.  ''I have learned the paradox that when I love until it hurts, there is no more hurt, there is only more love.'' Teresa of Calcutta

***** It was only about a year ago I came across a thought that had never occurred to me. People of color are the color of Earth, natural. People like me without color of the freaks, the color of death, bones.

It was only about a year ago I came across a thought that had never occurred to me. People of color are the color of Earth, natural. People like me without color of the freaks, the color of death, bones.

6.30.2016

### There's really only one obstacle to Justice for our homeless sisters and brothers. We as a culture quite broadly want every Justice for our homeless sisters and brothers. Every Justice except for the only one that matters, economic Justice, because economic Justice requires the redistribution of wealth, and the best Among Us are unwilling to have more than a penny or two Avail wealth go to those in need. I'm not condemning us. Although I think we are condemning ourselves.

### There's really only one obstacle to Justice for our homeless sisters and brothers. The obstacle is not greedy corporations. The obstacle is not the government. We as a culture quite broadly want every Justice for our homeless sisters and brothers. Every Justice except for the only one that matters, economic Justice, because economic Justice requires the redistribution of wealth, and the best Among Us are unwilling to have more than a penny or two of our wealth go to those in need, let alone the substantial if not massively distribution that conscience, that Humanity, that heart requires. I'm not condemning us. Although I think we are condemning ourselves. Personally my life is devoted to restructuring this value system Within Myself, and I recognize that in doing so I fashion of my life my only possibility for so influencing others in the same direction. And I do so not for any Noble goal. I do so because there in lies the only life of joy and true meaning. I do what I do for the ultimate greed of it.

6.18.2016

### in Desperate attempts to stop global warming I have gone literally to death's door, happy to go through if it would help, on 50 day plus water only hunger strike numerous times. I can no longer understand why I did that. I see nothing........

### in Desperate attempts to stop global warming I have gone literally to death's door, happy to go through if it would help, on 50 day plus water only hunger strike numerous times. I can no longer understand why I did that. I see nothing in humanity as a whole worth saving, not now, not through the last five thousand years. A few individuals? Yes. I don't have an allegiance to cancer. I don't have an allegiance to the plague. I would not have an allegiance to the Borg or the crystalline entity from Star Trek. I do not have an allegiance to the human race outside of the small Aboriginal tribes for which we were designed, and the handful of individuals that each generation somehow retain their Humanity in the viciously deadly cultures that we humans in large masses develop and promulgate. And I have a loyalty that will never die to do what I can to lessen the suffering of the most abused, neglected, persecuted such as  are Palestinian family  and our sisters and brothers  in the underclass here in the DC region. We are the weapons of mass destruction. God save the universe if we escape Earth.

5.13.2016

Does anyone have children... for the CHILD'S Joy? Adults have children thinking about themselves, as I perceive it. How unspeakably selfish. 'Oh, I just think we have created such an incredibly wonderful, bright, joyful, future, in the year 2016, that I just really really really want to bring children into the future. It will be so wonderful for them!!!' WTF???????

Does anyone have children... for the CHILD'S Joy? Adults have children thinking about themselves, as I perceive it. How unspeakably selfish. 'Oh, I just think we have created such an incredibly wonderful, bright, joyful, future, in the year 2016, that I just really really really want to bring children into the future. It will be so wonderful for them!!!' WTF???????

3.05.2016

***** I am next to certain that on Monday I will accept this apartment. Lol. Yesterday I was certain I would turn it down. One of the issues.........

I am next to certain that on Monday I will accept this apartment. Lol. Yesterday I was certain I would turn it down,  stay in the shelter for The months that it is expected to remain open this year, and then to move back onto the streets so that every penny of my meager retirement can continue to be donated to Palestine and related causes. I was informed earlier in the week after what I think was honest and fair consideration , by the managers of this subsidized housing unit that they regrettably cannot allow the liberal visitation by my friend, a vet with MS, who even several weeks a month does not want to be alone in her apartment up by Dupont Circle. So the one basis on which I wanted to accept the property, helping my friend and others, has been ruled out.

 One of the issues, the second and only issue that I have added alongside Palestine to my daily focus is justice for the poor. Gentrification is one of the areas of that focus. Articles I've reviewed this morning highlight to me the rampant pace at which gentrification is happening in major US cities driving out all but the wealthy. This particular property, of roughly 10 that could enable me to stay in DC if and when they become available, this particular property appears to be the lowest price and the only one that would provide secure parking for my vehicle. I have much more thinking to do this weekend but as it currently stands, to my shock, I am likely to accept the property. This has been a very very very very challenging decision. I want the property, for me, to address the personal fears that I have for my well being and safety. The wonderful clarity that had come to me yesterday was yes, I have that desire, I have that fear, it's just way down the list vs my fear for my children in Palestine, people in Syria, African Americans and Native Americans in this country, the poor in South America that we continue to victimize, plunder, rape, exploit.... What a gift it was to receive that clarity yesterday. That really took the apartment off of my radar. But the savage, brutal, cruel, inhuman, injust gentrification happening in the nation's cities brought the property back to me in a light I had never considered. This property may be my best chance of remaining to fight for justice in Washington DC if by chance I am given many years to do so. I had not thought of that. That may be the deciding factor.

2.07.2016

Help requested: if you know who is playing in this year's Super Bowl, please make absolutely certain, not to tell me. Yes, I am not kidding. I always hated our worship of this type of competition, from my earliest memory. It is absolutely how we prepare our children and ourselves for colonial wars, and justifying the wars of economy that we participate in against each other, thinking that it is virtue. I hate it.

Help requested: if you know who is playing in this year's Super Bowl, please make absolutely certain, not to tell me. Yes, I am not kidding. I always hated our worship of this type of competition, from my earliest memory. It is absolutely how we prepare our children and ourselves for colonial wars, and justifying the wars of economy that we participate in against each other, thinking that it is virtue. I hate it.

2.06.2016

***** We are taught that sexual relations are the heart of a life worth living, in this sickkkkkk culture. I lived that theory for most of my decades. I wish I had every second wasted in that pursuit back. I wish that.....

***** We are taught that sexual relations are the heart of a life worth living, in this sickkkkkk culture. I lived that theory for most of my decades. I wish I had every second wasted in that pursuit back. I wish that the circuitry and hormones that I have had never been part of me. I have pushed all of that totally and completely and actively out of my consciousness, out of my daily life. My life is so much richer, filled with such infinitely more gratifying things, as a consequence.  We don't choose rape, being raped, war, evil, anger, hatred, exploitation, inequality.... We choose selfishness and the results are these things.