Thursday, September 27, 2012
My 2 cents on the election. I highly doubt Romney will get elected, unless it's something along the lines of Bush in 2000, and then it doesn't matter if we vote. I agree with everyone, everywhere that Romney and the Republicans are despicable. But I also believe the same for Obama and the Democrats. They are just despicable in different ways. But I do not support American Imperialism, I do not support the police state, I do not support the complete corporate ownership of our government, I do not support the modern banking system. I cannot condone murder, torture, unlawful imprisonment, the privatization of America or the corruption of our food system. I can't get behind the destruction of Unions, the destruction of the working poor, the destruction of the Middle Class, the Middle East and our own backyards through fracking. I cannot vote for a man who declares the right to murder anyone, anywhere, whenever he determines they are a 'threat' to 'national security'; a man who is engaged in terrorism in NW Pakistan. Just as I cannot vote for a man who is a religious fundamentalist and a corporate sociopath. Both parties represent the furtherance of all these ills. Capitalism has an endgame of extinction. We are witnessing exponential growth bumping up against a finite world. We can either accept this outcome and blindly walk the road to destruction or we can open our eyes to a broader and more varied range of outcomes. Change is the only constant. Life is a constant battle against entropy. We are on a losing path. Any action to further cement the status quo is an action to further an entropic victory. Life demands that we stick up for it. bhavatu sabba mangalam
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Since I've been doing nothing but sit around read books and surf the web these past few days, I have found some very interesting sites to read. The deeper I go down the rabbit hole seeking some sort of understanding of this modern world, the more terrifying it becomes. The more I accept the realities that I see, and the more I meditate and walk the path of dhamma, the more convinced I am that those of us whose eyes are open and who are wide awake must do something, anything, to halt this long march of death and destruction. Whether this is through noble action of the kind taken by Dr. King, or through the spreading of metta as taught and shown by the Buddha. But I cannot turn a blind eye to murder, I cannot condone it through apathy and I surely cannot fund it through coerced taxation. If I can open people's eyes to the truth of our 'civilization', if I can point one person towards the path of dhamma, and if I can continue my own search for truth and fill myself with love and compassion then I know that I am fighting the good fight. When you walk the path of dhamma, you can only be right in your actions and thoughts.