“Don’t struggle to get what you want—instead—modify your wanting.” Poverty—is not a ghost—current or an appearing—apparition…Poverty is present—poverty is not a future threat—poverty is now—poverty is harsh—poverty is real—and the result—is Revolution…And! Poverty is a ‘not-crime’—Greed is Crime against Humanity…
“The correct path against injustice—is—civil disobedience.”
Is nature—the force—causing us movement—through lives—of our own—creative—creations? Are we creations—to remain—objects without—motion? If forced—are we able—to sleep-creep—through life—quietly afraid—to disturb—silence—too loud to understand—and—too quiet—to tolerate? Too many—situation seekers—lost and discovered—by—sane folks and through—madness? Just wishes—causing words—to express—desires—wants—directions and confusions? And! Sometimes—this direction-in-word—herds—‘heard’—and will sometimes—just ‘appear’…
“Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds are added to those of subduing the force of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes and the opportunities of fraud growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both…No nation could reserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. Those truths are well established. They are read in every page which records the progression from a less arbitrary to a more arbitrary government, or the transition from a popular government to an aristocracy or a monarchy.”—James Madison, “Political Observations,” April 20, 1795 (4th US President and Slave Owner)
‘Eyes Without A Face’
“Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
Got no human grace your eyes without a face.
Such a human waste your eyes without a face
And now it’s getting worse.” By Billy Idol and Steve Stevens
Wondering—If humanity remains a ‘looped-group’—capable of containing and restricting Drone-self—then only—flesh and blood without Drone—screams—-bleeds and dies? Why—must we—be— the victory—of one more—progressive mission. However— if humanity—extracts itself—through—powerful carelessness—or greed—or becomes—a ‘looped-outside-group’—then will—the will—of Drone-self—become—a maybe—Self-self—to search-kill—and destroy—more than?
Wondering—When the taking—of warrior’s life—becomes a mechanical judgment call—what happens to—humanity? When the cost of— life is—determined-to-be-the—determination—of machines—is life—reduced to nothing? How much—cost to dispose—of body? How much to— incinerate—no records—required? How about—family? How about—warrior’s spirit? Machine has no family—Machine has—no spirit—unless—we robots—be robots—advancing far—beyond Drone’s—current code?
What is an appropriate—method or measurement—of Force’s use—through—Drone’s sensors? Currently—humanity uses—determinations called—‘appropriate judgment’—to respond—“correctly”—with the ‘proper use’—of force—over combat enemies—during—battle-rattle and ‘blah-blah’. How many—deaths—are necessary? How many—mothers cry? How many—children are—without—mother—or—father? How many—types of—‘collateral—damage’? And! The reasons—for going—to war—are either—reasons determined or imagined by Government…Drones do not—imagine. Drones do not—determine. Drones search—-kill—and—destroy. Humanity must ‘never-ever’—be Drones—of Government—and of Greed!
Is—Society equivalent—to the sum—of its members? Will the actions—of the members—of that society—serve to fashion—and to shape it? What are—the social consequences—of intentional actions—and—will these actions—often be unintentional? What is Society—to do—to ease itself—into an obvious—oblivion? Scientific Theories—are predictive. Societies’ songs prohibit—most predictions…
Yes and three times—Yes! I and me—and—we and us—-have seen it all—now—and—again. The Universe—from—speck to—mighty—and our—hurtling Earth—a—cross of heavens—filled with—multitudes—of-this-and-that. We see—it all—and—sweet—dream-side-slide—allows us again—to be—until—we-be—able again—too real and to close—to see…There and perched high—on—dream-side—at flip—of mind-sigh—we move—‘cross—Universe—so fine. Alive and gone—alive and gone—‘til counting-time—catches us—with mind-sides—swirling sight—of mind-light bright—and—brings another—way to see…
“Go ahead and hate your neighbor—Go ahead and cheat a friend. Do it in the name of heaven—You could justify it in the end. There won’t be any trumpets blowing—Come the judgment day. On the bloody morning after—One Tin Soldier rides away”…by Joni Mitchell
And! Beautiful you are…
‘Eyes Without a Face’—performed by Billy Idol
Hi Tosha…Thanks! Wishing you a wonder—full weekend…Phil
It almost reminded me of V’s speech :)
Hi Geetha…Thanks! Wishing you a great weekend…Phil
Thank you Phil and you too!
Always liked that tune. Great post.
Hi Lou…Thanks! Wishing you a great weekend…Phil
After my lengthy hiatus from wp, it is amazing to read your work again.
Hi Belinda…Thanks! Happy to see your beautiful photos and read your poetry—Glad you are back! Wishing you days of Peace and Love…Phil
Phil, thank you for this beautiful message. Your kindness and support is appreciated. Thank you also for the welcome back. I love your work and have catching up to do; but it is wonderful to see you in my reader. :) Hugs and smiles and peace and love to you.
I love these collages of words…and always with a thought provoking message.
Hi Marissa…Thanks! You are the best…”for a world-of-peace”—as long as I breathe—I hope! Wishing you and your family a great weekend…Phil
Thanks Philip! Have a great weekend too!
Wow! So mesmerizing and powerful!
Hi Laurel…Thanks! Wishing you many days of Gentle winds—Soft curves and Wonder…Phil
Even your responses are mesmerizing!
This is so powerful and true….will we ever learn from the consequences of war? This is also very timely for me, I’ve been teaching Animal Farm and reading Rick Bragg ‘ s memoir: All over but the Shoutin’ about his impoverished childhood.
Hi Lana…Thanks! Once Eisenhower wrote a warning to ‘beware of the Industrial War Machine’…True words—eh? Poverty ‘need not’ exist anywhere—on our sweet-spin world…Wishing you a wonder—filled weekend…Phil
Very welcome Philip….wishing you a great weekend also :)
A very thought-provoking post. Thank you.
Hi Georgia…Thank you! I know our world is really a not—‘wouldn’t it be nice world’—however—wouldn’t a little peace and love be wonderful? Wishing you many days of both…Phil
We seem incapable as a race of learning the lessons of war. This powerful and intense post contextualises that fact perfectly.
Hi Osyth…Thanks! The ‘lessons of war’—such a brutal cost—repeated over—and over—ad infinitum…As long as I breathe—I hope…Wishing you and your family many days of peace and love…Phil
The Buddha said that if you repeat the same words over and over they disappear. It seems to me that we need to change the rhetoric on War to allay the collective deafness. Like you, I hope … Bonne weekend a vous aussi :)
Powerful and thought-provoking….
Hi Maniparna…Thanks! Our sweet world has so much—for all of us—to share…’Without’ greed—poverty does not exist…Wishing you and your family many days of peace and love…Phil
I agree with you, totally. Greed is crime against humanity. Mesmerizing post. :)
Hi Monica…Thanks! In one of your latest post you wrote—“Our hands are those which help and those which kill… Our destiny is in our hands and only we have the power to find our purpose in this world.” Truth! This swirling—twirling—sweet world can—provide for all of us…Without Greed we—as Earth’s people—prosper…Thanks for sharing your posts with all of us…Wishing you—days of Peace and of Love…Phil
Hi, Phiip! You’re right, but people do not understand. People do not understand that the planet gives them all to live in peace. As someone said, the planet will be here for another 2 or 3000 years or more. Humans, most likely not. Because of their greed. Greedy for power, greedy for destruction. I’m afraid that we will never prosper :(
Hi Monica…Greed destroys too much! Still—as long as we breathe—we hope…Thanks again—for your thoughts and your writing! You are Creative Spirit…Phil
Te pretuiesc pentru ca imi intri direct in inima , bajbaind prin bezna neputintei mele, si scoti la lumina doar acele mici comori ale sufletului pe care nimeni altcineva nu le-a cautat atat de departe…
I appreciate because I go to the heart, groping through the darkness of my helplessness, and bring out those little treasures of the soul just that nobody else has looked so far away …
Hi Ileana…Thanks! Also—enjoying your posts…Thanks for sharing them with us…Wishing you days of Gentle winds—Soft curves and Wonder…Phil
Excellent post. Thank you. And thanks for visiting me at roughwighting.
Hi Pam…Thanks! Also—enjoying your posts…Thanks for sharing them with us…Wishing you days of Gentle winds—Soft curves and Wonder…Phil
Reblogged this on Crazy Pasta Child.
Hi Penney…Thanks! Wishing you a weekend of Peace and Love…Phil