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Friday, September 29, 2006

Love and Evil 

A couple of weeks ago I saw a fallacious message on a church sign that read: "Love and hate cannot dwell in the same heart."

Love and hate can and do dwell in the same heart because one does not preclude the other. Evil is the true opposite of Love. The message on the church sign would have been correct if it had read: "Love and evil cannot dwell in the same heart." Hate is simply an intense degree of dislike. Love isn't merely an intense degree of like, although one might get that impression by the way the word is mindlessly overused by so many people, (especially in English where it's applied to everything.) It seems that some people can love anything except other people.

Only an aberration of humanity is able to proclaim their love for a TV show or fast food restaurant while condemning other people to torture and death, (but not out of hate, mind you - Christians torture and murder for goodness' sake.) That is evil and I daresay that it's the reason why such a person has no idea what Love is.

It's true that hate can and often does lead to evil, and that's why it's an emotion that one must always be vigilant of. But there's nothing inherently wrong with feeling hatred - especially toward evil and its practitioners. It's possible to recognize a person's humanity and forgive their sins while hating what they are and what they do. It's not possible to simultaneously Love people and perpetrate evil against them. These are things that people who are concerned with their souls should think about and resolve for themselves.

I believe that Jesus was a consummate optimist and idealist who was murdered for what he represented, but I don't believe that he encouraged his followers to allow themselves and their loved ones to be oppressed and slaughtered. And I don't believe that he chastised them for hating evil.

He probably counseled his followers to "turn the other cheek," but he definitely didn't advise people to "offer the other child" to murderers, or "give another city" to a marauding army. The claim that Jesus didn't want good people to resist evil people is laughable. Keep in mind that the Romans gave us the version of Jesus that was in their evil empire's best interest.

The rulers of today's evil empire (as well as the rulers of Russia and China) have a problem with Muslims because Mohammed counseled his followers to resist evil people. The Christofascists want you to believe that Muslims seek to spread Islam by "the sword." The truth is simply that Islam allows its followers to use violence to fight evil. Despite the flaws in Islam, at least it's not a religion of brainwashed doormats and vicious hypocrites, (or indifferent spectators.)

The human race will have to come to terms with these truths in order to achieve its divine potential. The reckoning may be the end of us all.

America as Evil Empire 

Wednesday’s junk email from Bob Casey was a thoroughly disingenuous though amusingly syrupy solicitation on his behalf by none other than Barack Obama. It appears that Bob needs more credibility than he can muster by himself and mistakenly believes that Obama still has enough of it to spread around.

America is thoroughly rigged now, and only people that agree to preserve the integrity of the deception are allowed near a microphone or TV camera. Barack Obama isn’t going to save democracy and neither is Keith Olbermann. Do you really believe that the fascist establishment would allow any exceptions to their rule to get near the public? They wouldn't have allowed Pervez Musharraf to plug his new book on the Daily Show if they thought it would threaten their power in any way.

The ones that play with your hope and optimism are actually the most despicable because their role is to deceive you on an intimate level; they help conceal the rape of your spirit so that it can be raped repeatedly and thoroughly. Their role is to say or do something encouraging or "extraordinary" at the exact moment when you’ve had enough, (or when a part of the wicked narrative they follow becomes untenable.)

"Bush is wrong. Just hang in there and everything will work out fine. Dare to hope. We’re so close this time."

Do you wonder how it was decided that the next U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania will be either Bob Casey or Rick Santorum? Who decided to force-feed heaping portions of John Karr to the American public, and why? Do you actually believe that the media pushes a steady stream of celebrity trivia, propaganda masquerading as entertainment, and disinformation masquerading as news because that’s what people want? Guess how many Wal-Marts there are within a 30-mile radius of Pittsburgh.

Not only is American democracy dead - the culture is dead too. The fascists’ belief that democracy and justice can be rigged and freedom faked is poignant evidence that they don’t care about or even understand humanity.

Who decides who America’s friends and enemies are and by what criteria?

It’s not difficult to understand why Hugo Chavez called Bush the "devil," and why some Muslims refer to this country as the "Great Satan." It’s evil to deceive, oppress, torture, and murder people. It’s the epitome of evil to commit those crimes under the guise of virtue. If you don’t understand this, you should make it a point to think about it until you do. American politicians understand it all too well, which is why the bloody hypocrites are so quick to condemn anyone who dares to point it out. The decent people they supposedly represent would find new leaders if they knew precisely why so much of the world is "anti-American."

By the way, kudos to Chavez for brilliantly compelling so many impostors to reveal their true colors. His timing was impeccable.

My father and I watched Downfall together a few nights ago. When the movie was over, his initial reaction was to ask how a nation of civilized, ostensibly Christian people ended up following evil to its natural conclusion. Systematic deception had something to do with it, although the truth wasn’t difficult to find. The fact is that a sufficient number of people were eager to follow evil, and the rest were too absorbed in their own lives or afraid of challenging their country's status quo to stop them. The same dynamic is playing out here in the U.S. If good people don’t intervene, evil will once again find its natural conclusion.

I’ll be damned if I let this place devolve into hell without a fight as long as my family and friends are here.

People who believe that the U.S. is somehow immune to nature and can afford to get away with evil are profoundly deluded. Humanity will force the fascists to be honest. Then, their challenge will be answered and they’ll have to decide if they’re willing to murder most of the human race for rejecting their golden calf. Face it: the only way that the imperialist evildoers can win a war is by committing "nuculer" genocide. They don’t have enough money left to buy all the people they need to kill the ones they can’t buy.

Are you with them or against them? The universe is watching.

I’ll leave you for now with a creepy, emblematic picture of a crook and a clown.


Monday, September 25, 2006

Reject the Illusions 

On Friday morning, I received another junk email from Bob Casey’s campaign asking for money to "stick it" to Rick Santorum and the Republicans. I’ll reply here so you can read it too.

Dear Bob,

I don’t need your money to fight for what I believe in and you certainly don’t need mine. Use your own money if defeating Republicans is that important to you. Considering that the only substantial difference between you and rapacious Rick is party affiliation, it doesn’t really make a difference if you defeat him or not. Considering that both parties are owned by the same despotic interests that control the voting machines, it’s clear that voting has become an exercise in futility. Add the fact that both parties endorse and peddle the same evil imperialist narrative, and the result is that it makes more sense to exhaust one’s resources on a harmless fiction like studio wrestling.

American democracy is dead, and you, Bob Casey, are one of the vultures feeding on its corpse. You and your "opponent" are valueless officially licensed products of the new fascist order. If you believe that this country and Western civilization can survive on illusions, you’re as stupid as you are corrupt.

Sincerely,

Luisa


Friends, the sooner you realize how grave the situation is, the sooner you can begin to do what needs to be done to remedy it. Apply pressure from outside the system. The vultures will use every trick imaginable to keep you playing their game until your political power has been legislated away and Americans can be oppressed with impunity - along with the rest of the human race.

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Blog Note: I updated my post from 9/11/06.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

On This Day 

And now I'll tell you the one thing that only I have the courage to tell you.

It's my birthday today; I'm 42. :)

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Watch 

Watch the desperate owners of a dying age gamble the world to keep misery alive.

Watch them feign a dance they don’t believe in to a song they detest.

Watch closely and you’ll see the piper deliver them to their limit.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Luisa's Mix 

19 songs I like:

Afterglow - INXS
All Kinds – Dan Wilson
All Will Be Well – The Gabe Dixon Band
Balancing the World – Eliot Morris
Be Here Now – Mason Jennings
Bye Bye Butterfly - Chris Pierce
Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
Colorful – Rocco DeLuca
Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
Galaxies – Laura Veirs
God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
Good People - Jack Johnson
Love Is My Religion – Ziggy Marley
Miracle – Foo Fighters
Other Side of the World – KT Tunstall
The Greatest – Cat Power
Three More Days – Ray Lamontagne
Waterloo Sunset – Kinks
Won’t Give In – The Finn Brothers

Monday, September 11, 2006

Violet Notes 

I know that some of my readers look for things I’ve written on other sites. A quick search on Google shows that I’m not the only Violet Lake on the Web. To settle any questions of authorship that you may have, the following is a list of all the places I have posted.

http://www.abuzz.com/ - Doesn't exist anymore.
http://www.able2know.com/ - I haven’t posted on A2K for at least 2 years.
http://www.smirkingchimp.com/ - Posted a comment once about a delusional Krauthammer article.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ - Posted 4 comments recently and only 1 was published.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/

Please note that I eliminated a few more sites from my Information & Commentary links, leaving only three that I still have some respect for. The Libertarian sites were removed because I don’t want to give my readers the impression that I endorse the rightist nonsense that permeates those sites. I removed CounterPunch because it’s becoming increasingly rare to find something there that’s worth reading.

Update: When I wrote this post, I didn't remember that I authored a thread 4 years ago in http://groups.google.com/group/soc.culture.latin-america/.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Rightist is as rightist does. 

If you’re interested in seeing rightists in their finest hour, watch the movie Downfall. You’ll see that the Nazis weren’t so different from the current crop of "compassionate conservatives."

The Empire Has No Clothes 

With so much buzz about the neofascist administration’s claim that they’re defending "America" from "Islamo-fascists," I almost feel like joining in. But I won’t because I already wrote about it, (almost 14 months ago.) This blog isn’t intended as a diary. If you have the time, read it from the beginning; most of it is still relevant and a good bit of it will be relevant as long as there are people to read it.

Now that I got that out of the way, I can move on to something new - like the dreams I’m having now. I had another interesting one recently that I will briefly recount as an introduction to some conscious thoughts I want to share with you.

In this particular dream I was at a formal event hosted by our dear leaders. I was having a wonderful time entertaining and enlightening the other guests with my aerial acrobatics and charming repartee when I saw Dick Cheney sitting by himself. Having read that Dopey Dubya is a fan of farts, I decided to see if his pal Dick liked them as well. So, I tumbled over to him and blasted him in the face with my ass.

He laughed out loud and introduced himself to me. He stood up, put his arm around me and told me that he wanted to introduce me to his boss. We walked together to the main room and then up the marble staircase to the landing, passing the line of dignitaries waiting to meet King Dopey and his lovely wife Pickles.

I extended my hand to shake his and introduced myself. "I know who you are," he said as he shook my hand. Then he asked me how I like it here, and I asked him if he was kidding. He shook his head, and I told him that I love this country. That’s when I woke up.

So, I’m willing to believe that somewhere deep inside I’m capable of loving this country. But I have to tell you that my conscious mind doesn’t arrive at that conclusion. As it is, I can’t think of a single thing about this country that justifies loving it. My family and friends live here, but loving them isn’t the same as loving this country, is it?

As for things like freedom, democracy, and justice: you’re certainly welcome to waste your love on a society that doesn’t exist anymore, (and arguably never did.) I’ll save mine for the real thing.

The "American Dream" isn’t what it used to be. Once upon a time it was the modest, healthy dream of owning a home and a car, and being able to send the kids to college. Now it’s about the unbounded pursuit of possession, prestige, and power - the "looking after #1" dream of a psychotic rightist rat race. Now it’s the poisonous neofascist ideal of a for-profit country of undereducated, branded "individuals" suffering from obesity, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and a host of other avoidable and manufactured maladies. The new "American Dream" is the soul-dead dream of vampires and the nightmare of human beings.

To paraphrase John F. Kennedy for 21st century America: ask not what your country is doing in your name - go shopping, or watch some more TV.

By the way, I notice that the silly people are floating the fib that Saddam Hussein was a fascist, (presumably because he was a dictator that dressed in military uniforms!) Saddam Hussein is responsible for many foul things but he wasn’t a fascist - if he had been, Iraq would already belong to big business and he would still be in power. As I said more than 13 months ago: "Our neo-fanged friends are the only fascists in this tawdry geopolitical reality. Don't let them fool you."

Friday, September 01, 2006

Empire of Vampires 

Because I’m cleaning and purifying my connection to the Life Force, my dreams are becoming so intense that I’m starting to feel apprehensive about falling asleep.

A couple of nights ago I saw the eye of the universe and it was watching the parasitic force - not quite human, barely alive and dying - that is draining the life from our world. The monstrosity cannot survive this planet but is killing it anyway.

Changing a Light Bulb 

How many Americans does it take to change a light bulb?

All 300 million: 50 million to praise themselves for being the mightiest light bulb changers in history, 50 million to congratulate themselves for being the smartest, 199,999,999 to complain about the absence of light, and one to actually do the job.

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