Lentils are really beautiful. They are so good. Each one is a world.
I am thankful that Native American people were not decimated, because they have knowledge that was colonized out of Europe nearly 3000 years before Europeans built the ships they used to get here. There was a time when all of humanity had a balanced approach to life on Earth. With the rise of controlled agriculture and monotheism, came the rise of homogenization. This spread from the Fertile Crescent, into Europe and the rest of the world. Later, once European culture had been completely wiped out and replaced with an approach to life that separates humans from Earth and views our home as an enemy to be conquered and subjugated, it spread to North America and attempted to do the same here. Fortunately, thankfully, it failed. Now we have much to learn from the Native people of North America about living in balance. They can help us remember things buried deep within our DNA that tie us to the Earth and Sky. It is not ideological, it’s just what it is. We are humans and we might be able to remember who we are if we work at it.
Humans are so beautiful when we are at out best, and we accomplish amazing things, because it is the nature of consciousness to continue. Consciousness manifests in Individuals, each Individual is tied to Superconsciousness. This is a relationship of balance, because it is within each of us that we find the connection to Superconsciousness. We are basically good, not evil. We do not need forgiveness for being born, we were not born separate from anything. We are good. We choose health and peace and prosperity every chance we can when we are honest with ourselves. In a non-subjugated world we would be free to implement every solution that would further our consciousness and our connection to the source Superconsciousness. These are Universal Laws that supersede the Law of Man. The Law of Man is only enforceable with fear and violence; threats, coercion, forced extortion of wealth and value from others. Universal Law needs no enforcement, because it simply is.
This sort of knowledge has been hidden from people, because for centuries the people who control others do not want people to realize how special we all are, they prefer us to be ignorant and docile and unaware, so we are easily controlled. There is a big waking-up happening, that is why there is a huge false information campaign happening about over-population, because the people who are freaked out if they are not in control want to depopulate Earth because they realize there are too many of us to control. There is enough for everyone, scarcity is a fabrication, a means of control, and a regulation. The giant organizations who say they want to end hunger and starvation are actually the Corporations who are poisoning the food and using genetic mutation to make these things they create and sell as though it is food incompatible with our base energy. those things they make for your ingestion lower your vibration.
I made this graphic, and I use it for my “logo”. The Wings represent Superconsciousness, the Star represents Individual Consciousness, and the Heart represents Practice.
We are happy when we are creating. We can’t help it. That is how humans manifest consciousness, and integrate reality, by creating. It is who we are. People who are afraid of themselves ridicule and belittle artists and creative people because our culture was extricated from us over centuries, and it is all they know, to fear themselves and their incredible, beautiful and creative minds. If a lot of these things you are reading are ringing true for you it is because it is ringing your DNA. It “resonates” with you. If you ask for knowledge you need to come to you, it will come to you. That is the Law, you are already connected to that knowledge.
Here is a neat little short story I wrote related to this subject.
John Trudell is giving a brief explanation of what I attempted to relay in the first paragraph (Thank you John Trudell)
One of the things I remember is learning a really cool lesson from someone who was teaching me about immigration. I do not remember who it is now. It was a long time ago.
What they told me is people come to the United States for many reasons. Sometimes they come because they are sick and tired of the fighting where they live. Sometimes people move to the US and purposely live in proximity to other groups of people who, if they were back in their homeland would be their enemies. They do this because they are familiar with them, and they love them, and they want to be at peace with them. In the US, they have the option of peace. Sometimes maybe they do not like them, but at least they do not have to be at war with them. Which is not a bad decision to make. I mean, be realistic here, you cannot like everyone. I never met anyone who likes everyone.
Of course this is an irony, considering the fact that the US is a Military Empire that pretty much seems to love war, and loves to create strife among people in other parts of the world if it can mean some quick profits for one of our Government’s Corporate Sponsors. But the point is, peace is possible. People actually move here to be away from war, even though this Country seems to be in love with it.
I also lived right next door to another pretty cool town, this town has a high concentration of Jewish people, there are lots of Jewish Americans and Israeli immigrants. Growing populations in that part of the Country were the Arab and Persian populations, as well as the Palestinians. Plenty of Muslim people were moving into that town with so many Jewish people. In fact, I remember riding my bike passed one intersection all the time. There was a Mosque on one side of the street and a Temple on the other. How nice for them, they do not have to be at war. I am sure they have disagreements about what is happening in the place that is “back home” for them, but they live here, and they are not interested in bringing that war to the US. They moved here so they could live among each other in peace. I can totally get down with that.
I’m way beyond grateful to have the influence of so many people from all over the world, it is awe inspiring to be so lucky. You have no idea how often I just stop what I am doing and reflect on all the far out people I have met from all over the world, and from right here in the US, and just relish in my good fortune. I’m a lucky f@&#in’ Pollack.
I wish for the people in the Middle East that they can learn some lessons from my neighbors and friends, their American Cousins, I really do, I’m not kidding. They would be so much better for it. I know I am.
Have some nice Holidays.
I am doing one post per day for the month of November, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo.
This is post #20
The ebooks I sell on this site are worth a lot right now, because I am not going to keep them up here forever. Some of the work I am doing is going to make me a household name, so you should get all of these ebooks while you still can. I won’t keep them up here forever. Also, it will be wise for you to sign up for the chapter excerpts, because they will also be collectors items.
I am doing one post per day for the month of November, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo.
This is post #19
I have to make a post for NaBloPoMo. I am just doing stream of consciousness and a tired mind can come up with some stuff you don’t even realize is happening.
I have never played Backgammon, Poker or Ucher.
I have played Monopoly, Twister, and Life.
Don’t think that your risk is insured with the future.
Of people who work to build lives that you trifle.
Fiscal Cliff. Rock FACE.
What are -you- doing?
Here are two brief books to help you avoid getting tricked again and to help you understand how to deal with the way you are beginning to realize what has happened and how it is making you feel:
I wrote this blog post a couple of weeks ago describing my desire to find an illustrator for some short stories. Well, I have been working with the small publishing company that I mentioned and IT IS FUN. Editing fantasy time travel novels with elves and orcs and gods and crazy humans who don’t know how they got there… good lord. So fun. Just doing what you love can make your skills and experience work for you. This means I feel pretty good sending them my stuff to get drawn and illustrated
You are not alone in your ability to see through illusions. There is a small class of people who take what you earn and use it for an apparatus to colonize you & suppress your brilliance. There is another class, much larger, who don’t need violence, because we have numbers. You are a part of the larger class. Study hard. You are getting ready to win.
By Robert Run (1379 Words)– Click here for the ebook
I am doing a blog post per day all month, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo. This will be a good motivation for me to format some more ebooks. This is post #12.
It has been a long day and I am far too exhausted to write,
To cut and paste an old essay would be lazy, disingenuous and contrite
So before I snuff out this dim wick, I’ll muster a limerick, and lean on my quickness of wit.
Ok, it doesn’t totally rhyme.. sorry. Look. It has been a long day and I’m far too…. never mind, you get it.
I am doing a blog post per day all month… hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo. This is post #11
no quarter for my thoughts clownpants.
It’s ridiculous that anyone ever thought Romney was going to win that election. Who do these people listen to? I am not a Democrat or a Republican, and maybe that is why it is obvious to me that the Republican ship has sailed. It’s over, visit the Republican Party at the Hospice Center. David Frum is trying to help everyone figure out why Romney lost with an eBook, and he is trying to save the Republican Party. There are people who want to perform CPR on this thing, but it’s really not part of the plan. It’s not necessary any more. The political class no longer needs the distraction of a two-party system. They have implemented all sorts of new controls, and the right wing, and the drug warriors are getting everything they need from Obama. He has deported more immigrants than any other President -ever-, twice what Bush did. He has also done more raids on legal marijuana, completely disrespecting local law. Just click that link back there and read for yourself.
So here’s the deal David Frum. When those sexless ghouls in your Republican party talked about rape as being of the Lord, and that there is some kind of magic birth control in cases of violence against Women, and when they talked about allowing employers to demand invasive procedures on their female employees, there were people in the Democratic Party who were stupid enough to actually think that the laws those anomalous time warp freaks wanted to pass had a chance to see the light of day. When you couple that with the people in your Party who actually think so, and the females in your Party who are frightened to death of their men, -THEN- add to that the fact that the Leadership of the Democratic Party have absolutely -zero- conscience in regard to exploiting fear… well… that is just one issue where the mind of the average American is under utter control. And it works the same way on a whole range of issues.
Remember the 80’s, when the Evangelical Christians thought Reagan was a man of God who infiltrated the White House to do the Lords work and then corporatized the food industry, killing the small farms and the businesses that go with it? Then how he turned the other way when a bunch of Salvadorean military men, aligned with the US in Central America raped and murdered those American Catholic Nuns in El Salvador? Well, there is a whole new crop of New Agey types who think Obama is some kind of “lightworker” or unifier, even as he has ordered 308 drone strikes, 5 times more than Bush and continues to strain relationships with Countries who have nuclear weapons, in that and other ways.
Your Party is not necessary any more David.
But tell me the truth Dave? you already know all this right? I am just a schmuck-ass working guy from a blue collar background and I can see this. I have been saying for two years that two terms is a lock for Obama. I know you have to know -at least- what I know.
So yes, here is -my- ebook, my lousy 0.99 ebook that has all sorts of stuff that you David Frum seem to have overlooked. And I’m sorry to tell you that it does not have any recipes; it does not have any recipes for reviving the Republican Party, for making sure you pundits get to be on TV fighting over things the govt. should not have any business being involved in at all, in the first place. Because as for me, I am glad that the grave for the Republican Party has been dug, because now we are just in time to dig the next one for the Democratic Party. It’s one down, one to go Dave. Get hip, click the picture for my rag.
I am doing one post per day for the month of November, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo.
This is post #10
I was finally able to get the first of my novel excerpts completed. It’s not long, it’s only 6 pages, and it does not encapsulate the plots. It’s merely a character development piece. These parts of a book are important. When you are doing a long book, it is good to have humor for humor’s sake. Everything doesn’t have to be crucial. These parts of books set-up and tease for other segments that may actually be significant. If the book is heady, and gives the reader a lot to think about then it’s nice to give them a break with something light and fun.
A nice short, sweet post today. I have been busy building stuff here at the Chalet I take care of, and editing a graphic novel script as a side gig. I’m pooped and have more editing to do.
I am doing one post per day for the month of November, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo.
This is post… number 9
– there is a sun alive in each snowflake at midnight –
The Frozen North is a prose and poetry blog I started in Winter of 2006. It is the beginning of this journey that I am on. I am at the end of the beginning of the end of an internal process that began at the same time I started the Frozen North blog. Lately that blog, that I have barely touched since I stopped using it Dec. 26, 2006 has been getting followers. So today I went back to it and updated some links, and invited the subscribers to that blog to come see me here. If you are one of those people, Hi.
The photo above is the top of the hill where I live. It’s called Big Powderhorn Mountain, it is in Michigan. It is the opposite side of the hill I live on now. At the time of this photo, I lived down the side of the hill you are looking at. A couple of months after I took this picture, I moved up the other side of it. Which is what I focused on during my daily exercises at that time, moving to the other side of the hill. My exercises are now focused on other endeavors. If you want to see what they are, well, then just keep following this blog
Winter 2012 is another focus year. The beginning of a new journey.If there is one thing I would say to mark this occasion, it is that for sure, without question, love overcomes evil.
I finally sent out my chapter excerpt btw, so if you want one email subscribe and you’ve got it.
Love and light.
I am doing one post per day for the month of November, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo.
This is post number 8.
I have been thinking a lot about perfection lately, because it seems like I am never satisfied with my work. When I am writing, it feels like I can just keep it to myself and keep trying to make it better, forever. At some point you have to just let it go. This is a hard thing for me to learn. It makes me wonder about all the things I have written over the years that were “perfectly fine” but since I was not satisfied, were never read by anyone.I was supposed to send out my raw chapter to my subscribers today but of course I am not satisfied with it yet.. and it’s only a raw chapter.
Until the Presidency of George Bush, and with the exception a a few suspensions, the United States had Habeas Corpus. I don’t even know if they teach this is school any more. I have no idea. President Obama has taken it further out of reach by signing NDAA and by using indefinite detention, even though when he signed the Act he said he would never use it. Bradley Manning is in jail for telling the truth about what our Government is doing overseas, and our President’s lawyers are in court fighting to keep him there.
There I am trying to get this chapter perfected and I get sucked in like an idiot to the election coverage, and I listen to the concession and victory speeches. During his acceptance speech, after the election tonight, our President made a statement.
Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.
Wow. He talked about “perfecting our union”. During the election there was that whole thing about how Republicans want to take the country back 50 years with their views about women. That was really gross, it is really gross, and they are really gross. I am not sure which was more significant though, the ideas they were spreading, or the idea that any of those things they said they wanted to happen would ever happen. Why isn’t Habeas Corpus being rescinded causing as much of a scare as the weird sexless ghouls in the Republican Party? Currently, Habeas Corpus is under suspension, and this has happened before, but it has never been followed up by an Act like NDAA, which essentially makes it permanent, and is very arbitrary in the way it might be enforced, using the term “belligerent” to describe discontented Americans who question policy, and allows us to be tried by military tribunals if some Federal Prosecutor deems it necessary. This is the use of fear, like crazy. Scaring the hell out of Women with 50’s talk that would NEVER come to fruition, and making Americans fear speaking out and being critical of policy for fear of being accused of terrorism.
Essentially, people were freaking out that the clock would get turned back 50 years with regard to Women, which would never happen. What it seems people are not aware of is that the clock has been turned back to before 1776 in some very serious ways and it seems few are paying attention, while the President who is doing it is talking about “perfecting the union” at the same time. Remember, Habeas is something that under our Constitution can be suspended, it is written that way. But these guys are taking it further with NDAA and essentially creating the conditions that disallows the application for the writ. And the conditions are arbitrary, because any Federal Prosecutor can employ it. All this is doing is making me want to be more of a cynical jerk. It’s totally not helping. When the President was campaigning the first time he said he would strive to restore Habeas and scale back the Patriot Act. Instead, he not only expanded the Patriot Act, but he signed NDAA. I am afraid it might be a while before we get back to that whole “a more perfect union” thing. if you don’t trust me or believe me, go look into it. I hope you will, because no matter how you water it down so you can protect the President from criticism, it’s not cool, and you will see that for yourself whether you want to be honest about it or not.
I am doing a blog post per day all month… hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo. This will be a good motivation for me to format more ebooks, cause oh yeah.. I got ‘em baby. This is post #7
Make it happen. When you don’t give up you can draw good things to yourself. I did not give up, but mostly, what happened is I kept writing. And I used my allotted research time (mini-day) to research writing opportunities and locate groups of creative people in online groups and organizations. In the process of seeking out illustrators for a graphic novel I am working on, outside of Stellar Gas, and potentially one of my short stories called “The Story of Seaweed” I found a situation where I can make money editing graphic novels and comic books. I am not going to call it a job, because it is my essence. It is play for me to do things like this.. and it just could become the case that I have found the illustrators I am looking for right in this group.
I am doing a blog post per day all month… hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo. This will be a good motivation for me to format more ebooks, cause oh yeah.. I got ‘em baby. This is post #6. Can i do it?
Today, with me being busy making sure I am happy with the excerpt I’m preparing, it’s just about pictures, and whatever links you find in this post. On Tuesday, election day, tomorrow email subscribers will receive the excerpt from my novel called Stellar Gas.
I have been super busy and I am really happy when I am writing alot. I am doing a blog post per day all month… hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo. This will be a good motivation for me to format more ebooks, cause oh yeah.. I got ‘em baby. This is post #5. Can i do it?
All the ebooks that I have listed so far have been changed to 99¢. I have actually sold a couple of them. From now on, only 99¢ ebooks on kindled commutes, unless I list someone else. Speaking of which, I have a nice inquiry from another blogger who is getting into ebooks. He is going to be a guest on my blog as soon as he is ready. I do not even have his blog address right now or I would give it to you.
Ok, so that is it for today. How would you feel if I asked you to share this site with your friends via email? Or use your facebook account to share it around today. I am averaging about 20 visits per day, but I need to get it up to 100. Once you reach 100 visits per day consistently, that is when you can do some things to make it -really- grow.
Also, never be afraid to ask me for help with your internet needs, I like building websites and using facebook applications to build audience. I do that stuff all the time and I am happy to help you as well. Probably alot less expensive than other people. Especially if you are a subscriber of mine.. I mean c’mon? Are you kidding, whudd’ya think this is, anyway? A circus?
Well, they must think we are bozos if they expect us to put up with these choices much longer. So till 2016, when the first non-Party affiliated President since George Washington is elected, send in the clowns.
It is true that there are wonderful, caring teachers in both the Public and Private Schools. OF COURSE that is true. It’s also true that some teachers have no business being around children. Teacher qualifications and certificates are like standardized tests. It’s not real. That is not how to determine who a teacher is.
Some people use statistics to show that more spending leads to better education, but apparently not. If we rank second or third in the world for spending per student, but are below the middle of the scale, then that is apparently not true. I have spoken with grown American adults, even in that “enlightened” State of California where all those genius comedians and entertainers live, like Bill Maher, who make a career out of insulting and defaming Middle America. When showing them on a map where I live in Michigan, they have said… “Oh, you’re Canadian?” and things to that to that effect.
Click here for the book. 99 cents
I am doing a blog post per day all month, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo. This will be a good motivation for me to format more ebooks, cause oh yeah.. I got ’em baby. This is post #4.
What a bad meme to spread! Plato had a lot of things wrong. Who would cast a spell like this? What’s his interest in maintaining the ostracism of honest people?
How about this instead?:
“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture are honest, valuable people who lay the foundation for the New Civilization”
That makes more sense to me. Spread -that- meme around so it takes hold, what the hell were people thinking back then? how could they do this to us?
That is a better meme to lay down for Western Civilization, instead of the “forms” and the “ideals” that Plato used to provide talentless bureaucracies the tools they use to control us to this day. Plato was the first paid-off phony intellectual.
In many cultures, before the West did this thing it is doing, people who see things more clearly are not cast-aways who are considered weirdos, they are special people who are heard in order to see things from different perspectives. They are Shaman, healers, and clarions. Sometimes they are even chosen to become Chiefs and leaders. At the very least, their input is integrated into the whole, and considered valuable.
Plato’s Republic is the foundation in the West for Bureaucratic Authoritarianism. It is the start of ostracizing realism and the root of discontent and alienation. The Republic separates people from themselves and their communities, and implores a dependence on external constructs that are usually foisted via violence by people who do not provide any work or innovation to the equation.
Another option for this photo might be:
“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses. And don’t worry talentless bureaucrats who make your living fleecing hard-working, valuable people. I’m writing a book called “The Republic” and it will ensure easy living for your ilk for at least a couple of millenia.”
Plato knew who doled out the free tax dollars. So like the economists and pundits of today, writing treatises that justify that system is good job security. Never mind innovation or solutions, unless of course they are exploited to continue to support the talentless political class and their flack machine. And writing them in a language that is understandable by the people who have a certain level of education, but who are not inclined to critical thinking or original thought is a special talent. That malleable majority of the population is crucial to the maintenance of easy living for the political class and its tentacles.
At some point you have to ask yourself for honesty with yourself. Just ask yourself three questions before you lie down to sleep. Don’t be scared. Just ask: “Can I be honest with myself? Then ask: Am I doing anything to change things, really?, or am I just maintaining a broken cart that is ultimately doing more damage and harm than good?” Then: “At this point wouldn’t it be a net gain if we just started over?”
Internet movie database review regarding Plato and Aristotle, where a scriptwriter got it backwards.
More on starting over: (Links)
Breakfast means “break-fast” and it is the most important meal of the day, because you wake up. (Breaking the two-party stranglehold)
You’re going to have to sacrifice more and suffer; tighten your belt. Just don’t pay attention to our ever-expanding gut that you go into debt for you stupid sucker. (Getting power into your own hands)
I am doing a blog post per day all month, hopefully. Inspired by NaBloPoMo. This is post #1.
There is a Hotel near me in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that is haunted, for sure. I lived there for two Winters and I had visitors like crazy. The room I stayed in the 2nd Winter had a friendly ghost. He used to mess with me. At first I think he was trying to get to me because I always felt weird fear when he was around. Then I grabbed a chair, sat down in front of the corner I could feel him in and just told him “Look, I’m only here for the Winter, I do not have an issue with you being here and I do not mean any harm at all. As long as you are cool with me I will be cool with you.” Then I said ”if there is anything I can do to help you I will do it, if you can figure out a way to tell me.” I told him, “You have a lot more options than I do right now, If I could walk through a wall, or travel like you I would be way gone, so just be cool OK?”
He was not there all the time, but I always knew when he was there, because he would bump through the walls and knock stuff around. I would come home from where I worked and I would immediately know if I was going to be alone that evening.
One time I asked him how he died, or what happened, why he is here.. etc. Later when I was cooking dinner in the downstairs part of the is killer huge Hotel room, I heard a thud upstairs in the sleeping loft, which is like a pretty good sized bedroom. I had just been up there drying off and getting dressed after my shower, which was my daily routine. I always light a candle after a shower, I’m kind of a big girly man that way. It is comforting. Then I put the candle out before I go down to cook dinner. When I went up there after the “thud”, my giant three-wick candle (you have seen those, right?) was on the ground in front of the mirrored dresser where it had been sitting. He did that, but he waited for the wax to cool off before he did it, I never had to clean up the wax. He is a very considerate ghost, at least to me. I place a candle close to the mirror so it throws light, and so it is not close to the edge where it could fall and make a mess or start a fire, it was not close to the edge. It was moved.
Clara, a really far out old hippy lady who used to be a housekeeper years ago told me there had been a fire just a couple years after it was built in the 70’s. A man died in the fire.
The wing where the fire happened was where I was the year before. I had experiences down there too, but they were more frantic and not friendly, like the ghost felt threatened or something. Those were really scary stories, at least to me, that I will not go into, because there is no point in fear. The lights at that part of the building are always burning out and there are electrical issues.. and the door to one of the rooms, for some reason, always finds a way to get stuck closed. Either furniture falls in front of it, or a lock malfunctions, or a key gets broken in it. Always the same room. That was the room I was in the first year.
The next year, upstairs, once I talked to the guy he was OK with me. I think he knocked the candle over because he was trying to tell me what happened and who he was. I think he was a good guy in life, I hope he is ok and finds his way. There are a lot of lonely people walking around who have no one and no where to go. I do not know if that changes when we die.
Another thing is there are pictures on the walls in the banquet room. People are having very happy days in those pictures. For some of these people it could have been the happiest day of their life. Maybe it was a wedding or some other really lovely day for them. Maybe that is just where they want to hang out because it was a good memory for them and it beats whatever other options they have.
Everyone who is familiar with that giant archetypical haunted looking Hotel knows something is going on there. They hear the music turn on and the chairs and tables moving around in the defunct bar, they know about the dude who died in the fire, they all just know. When we see each other around we just give each other those knowing looks and weird smiles. No one really wants to talk about it I think. As I look back on it, you know, how hindsight is 20/20? I think everyone, or many people who knew I was a new person there, were just waiting for me to figure it out. It is a bizarre joint. But I really like it and i will never forget it. It is a special place. I hope they can all be a big, happy family, regardless of the dimension they reside in.
Being vibrologically sensitive can be a weird thing. We are conditioned all our lives to ignore it and suppress it, and there are just so many efforts, whether conscious and willful, or subconscious and implied to keep those senses dulled. All I can say at this point is two things. 1, everything I wrote above is 100% honest, and not just a Halloween story. And 2, love is far stronger than fear.
This is the category on this blog where you’ll find the free shit. And, you’ll be finding free thought all over the site. It’s the place I am going to ramble, muse, rant and explore the world of self-publishing and my decision-making process regarding whether to try to find an agent and seek a traditional publishing route, or to do it myself with some kind of self-publishing service. And.. 99¢ eBooks like a freak.
At some point as I am getting closer to finishing my novel, I will start excerpting it and kind of outlining what it’s all about, describing the characters and having some fun with that. Essentially, in terms of the subject matter and general feel of the book, it’s about the transference we are going through in the United States as we breakdown the political and economic structure and return to a more locally oriented economy and polity. The book has a lot of fun with the ironies and contradictions in the foisted and paralyzing religions in the U.S. that are what have become of the Liberal and Conservative traditions.
We are turning off our televisions and planting gardens. It is a pretty great time. Simultaneously, there are the hangers-on. They are not using their smashed TV’s for planters, they are mounting outdoor, all-weather televisions on their lawns. They have not gotten the message. That’s fine. You don’t need to push a boulder down a hill once gravity kicks in. The deal is done. We won. Rejoice.
That’s the gist of this joint.
“Well” you say, “then why don’t you just give your books away?” “Why are you charging money for your writing then and not letting me read it for free?”. The reason is because I am an honest person and things in life have costs. It costs to spend time doing things like this. It is costing right now even though so much of what you can do on the internet is “free”. The more time you spend here doing this stuff, the less time you spend figuring out a way to stay off food stamps, the more likely you are being less productive at work and costing more than you are worth. Don’t give up on me here, read on.
“This guy is so full of contradictions” you are thinking, “first he says he’s glad people are tuning out of the past and planting gardens, because people are giving up on consumer culture, but then he says to pay him for shit and that people spending time on the internet are on food stamps, like it’s a bad thing, and are being less productive at work”. Well, for some people this seems weird, but like I said I am an honest guy. I know a lot of happy people, some of them work for themselves, and some of them work for others, but they are all busy, productive people. Some of them make shit-tons of money, and some make enough to live a life they love and take care of their loved ones. Those are the types of people who have inspired me, and they are the ones who are changing everything, and they are intelligent enough to know that there are costs for things.
I am not necessarily trying to get rid of you if you are looking for a free ride. My novel is going to cost money. In fact, I am going to charge more for it than other novels you can buy. It is worth a lot to me, and my time is valuable as well. This book is a culmination of myriads of phases and experiences of my life woven into a story of a town, and it is the type of thing that a lot of people are going to relate to, and it is LONG. I mean it a long, intricate read. And if you want to read, it is going to cost you, because costs exist, people can’t work for free.
There are people going around fighting for the rights of the poor (which is something I have done plenty of, and will continue to do) and then expect to not have to pay for things. If they buy something once in a while and are not stealing illegal downloads and scamming, someone in those places you’ve heard about can get paid. If this is not what someone wants to read, if it bothers them.. I don’t know. Sometimes they pirate an iPhone or Galaxy and then torrent an illegal app and then tweet their friends about the evil of Steve Jobs and Samsung. I hope you are not like that, but if you are, well.. I’d like you to think about this:
Blaming business for greed is like blaming blood for mosquitoes. There are all sorts of business transactions every day, and all sorts of business models. The vast majority of business transactions are advancing society. Don’t get caught up in anti-business jargon and conditioning. Whoever is doing that to you is robbing you, they are as greedy and power-hungry as anyone, believe that.
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Thanks for everything and remember, don’t text and drive, or read and drive.
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