How many times have you had other people claim to know what’s best for you? They are convinced that you need to see the light. Well, not exactly the light, but their light.
Maybe you have condemned others, burying them in guilt, because of what they do to themselves (and others) is so wrong. We’ve all likely done this from time to time, possibly without realizing it. Suggestions, constructive criticism, reason, and heart-felt advice can be useful for altering destructive behavior, and often more effective than guilt, shame, or bribery. A person must want to change, and not have that change forced upon him or her, for real growth to take place.
When a person or group acts on your behalf, it is often not because they are looking out for you, but because they are looking down on you. Instead of giving you a hand up, they’d rather kick a little dirt in your eye.
This image is of two ‘smokers’ in a break room, which has had a burial painted on the ceiling. This is to discourage ‘smokers’ like these guys from harming themselves any further. The message: quit or die!! Eat as much meat, drink as much alcohol, and watch as much TV as you want, but if you smoke a plant, then you are the lowest of the low!
Our belief systems are crucial for how we view and inter-act with the world. If we become con-vinced, especially subliminally, that a certain action will eventually lead to death, then this becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy and we end up ‘digging our own graves’.
Some people have expressed some concerns over what I have chosen to do with my life. They might mean well, but they have been convinced that standing up to the ‘powers that be’ (who will soon not be) is something of an automatic death sentence. There are many examples of how this might be the case, but I am not too con-cerned. Whatever they might think, I am alive and have no plans on stopping. Or dying.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. ~Mark Twain
One man with courage is a majority. ~Thomas Jefferson
CouRage requires a person to really look within. There is fire there.
In really general terms, Inter- means between or among, while Intra- means within.
inter-1. Between; among: international.2. In the midst of; within: intertropical.3. Mutual; mutually: interrelate.4. Reciprocal; reciprocally: intermingle.
[Middle English entre-, inter-, from Old French entre-, from Latin inter-, from inter; see en in Indo-European roots.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000
Above is the definition of a prefix, however, and not the word inter, which is probably less known..
in·ter (in-tûr)tr.v. in·terred, in·ter·ring, in·tersTo place in a grave or tomb; bury.
[Middle English enteren, from Old French enterrer, from Medieval Latin interrre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000
So when considering a word like winter, should we think of it as a time between (inter-) fall and spring, or as the season that can bury (inter) us in snow? What about splinter? Or the internet? It’s up for interpretation.
The two definitions of “inter” are obviously related in some interesting ways. Let’s explore..
Shortly after entering this world, we became buried in language, images, culture, worry, paperwork, and much else. We went to elementary, middle (inter-mediate), and high school to learn all of the ‘important’ things that would allow us to function successfully in the ‘real’ world. Eventually we knew we would get there, that adult world where people were free to do whatever they want. Everything would be up to us and the world was at our fingertips! .. right?
Some of us really wanted to ‘make something’ of ourselves, so we went to college. It’s a great place to get drunk, have sex, learn more stuff we probably won’t need (and likely just forget), and most importantly, acquire loads of debt at ridiculous interest rates. When all was said and done, though, the real goal was getting that signed docuMent, which was supposed to prove our incredible intelligence and qualifications, even though most of us couldn’t even read the Latin on the diploma.
Then, it was finally done! We had become respectable adults, capable of creating real value for ourselves. Well, not really.. the next step was likely to grad school or entry-level work at the bottom of the pyramid, possibly at one of those glorified InternShips. All require inter-viewing skills. All taxed.
With good options dwindling, many youth have not had the luxuries of the aforementioned American dream, and instead have been conditioned to hear the call of doody, selling their free will to the government, becoming sol-diers.
Whatever the case may have been, it seems to me now that we were all born into InternMent Camps, some with nicer amenities than others. Mine have been comfortable enough, but this doesn’t mean I want to get buried alive in America’s collective shit or continue running around my hamster wheel, fattening up the purses of our overlords while paying for needless death and destruction all over the planet.
Inter National Relations
The war machine has great PR. We have been told incessantly that America is helping out the little guys around the world, liberating them from cruel oppression, and making the world safe for democracy. Yeah, that’s the ticket. America loves freedom!
“Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.” ~Woodrow T. Wilson
Interesting quote from the president who allowed for the Federal Reserve and income tax, which enabled Americans to go fight their European cousins in World War I. Unfortunately, this was only a warm-up for the government-sanctioned atrocities throughout 20th century, which has set the precedent for our current situation.
When Americans look at the wars, they lament the tens of thousands of the American casualties. Some can even grasp the economical implications of sustained warfare, but most don’t know or ‘give a shit’ about the millions of murdered Arabs, the millions of refugees forced away from their war-torn homes, or the depleted uranium that will be poisoning the land for billions of years to come.
It’s not right to respond to terrorism by terrorizing other people. And furthermore, it’s not going to help. Then you might say, “Yes, it’s terrorizing people, but it’s worth doing because it will end terrorism.” But how much common sense does it take to know that you cannot end terrorism by indiscriminately dropping bombs? ~Howard Zinn
In-TerRorrism, the government, media, military industrial complex, etc. have found the perfect catch-all excuse for all of their egregious offenses against humanity. They destroy wealth and beauty and call it peace and prosperity.
The only real diplomacy ever performed by a diplomat is in deceiving their own people after their dumbness has got them into a war. ~Will Rogers
Everything has become so distorted, so perverted, and so obvious now. Many people are starting to see it. But not only see it, feel it, deep down in the core. It’s all so wrong. It’s a travesty.
With this growing awareness, things can be turned around quickly. I know it doesn’t seem like it at times, but that’s because their agenda is being perpetuated everywhere, and its goal is to get us all feeling as hopeless, passive, and ineffectual as possible. If we insist on acting contrary to their plans, then there are plenty of ways to re-direct our energies toward fruitless endeavors, absurd conspiracies, and fighting the battles on their grounds.
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. ~Stendhal
Lack of Interest
In my opinion, it is actually a good sign to see that so many resources are being devoted to our enslaveMent. They are trying to distract us from reality, but it is up to each one of us to observe, define, experience, and create. The reality of paradise is so very close, waiting all around us, hoping we will one day pay attention to its potential power.
Picture above is the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi.
Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual. The word ”Lakshmi” is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksme, meaning “goal.” Lakshmi, therefore, represents the goal of life, which includes worldly as well as spiritual prosperity. In Hindu mythology, Goddess Lakshmi, also called Shri, is the divine spouse of Lord Vishnu and provides Him with wealth for the maintenance and preservation of the creation. ~Source
While many people are sitting around the death boxes, consuming decaying carcasses, watching the ‘Big Game’, I will be working to create a future of real wealth and prosperity. This requires commitment and serious re-consideration of how value is created, seen, exchanged, and grown. Without interest (usury), it all becomes much more easily achieved.
If you would also like to create a sustainable, pleasant, prosperous, and peaceful world, you might want to check out this documentary, Pyramids of Waste:
I found this video posted by Jeff over at AlternativeSocial.com, which is a social network I recently created for you so that you may enjoy a more intelligent and enlightening experience with each other. I hope you find it to be a valuable resource. I have.
Rest & Peace
Now, a short break for me. We shouldn’t need to be dead to rest peacefully