Thursday, December 18, 2014

On Gods and Such (a slight look)

For some reason the whole God thing has come up a lot today, like it has to be dealt with.  While I am slowly churning through the information that is available to me through the various sources, the truth is I guess I have to at least address this from my own perspective for the moment.

I do not actually understand the God.  I can understand how it could be created, but I do not understand how it still has any value to people.  I do get that there is something that is significant about this world we live in, but that it is something more than just a unlikely coincidence is far too unlikely.  Think for a second how unlikely is your birth, with one egg and perhaps half a million sperm, the pairing that makes you happened.  If that is not enough evidence of random choice, I do not know what else can be said.

If it were not for the evidence to the contrary, I would not have such an opinion.  The God should reign in his minions as they are so far out there, that for the most part most of them do not even realize how ridiculous they appear to those of us who are actually trying to understand how things work around here.  Then when they start to use religion along with politics, it just becomes so ridiculous, it no longer even holds any value as a topical discussion.

Now I have spent a good portion of my time here in this time space continuum trying to discover who these gods are, and I have come to realize they are not what we have thought they were, or as they were reported to be.  That is not to say that the slavers that existed in some other time were not convinced that they were gods, or at least the sons of gods, but that they were not more than the mortal beings that they were, and could not outlive more than their own legends.  Granted with enough time, capital, and labor, they were often able to ensure their immortality at least as far as their existence is concerned.  We
know of the kings of Egypt because they purchased their immortality.
We also know of such artist as Leonardo da Vinci because he left us with work that was significant enough to transverse the ages that intervened.

While I do not understand how these people could buy into religion, I do not as yet completely believe there are no gods, I think there is more to learn about such beings, and we just haven't got there yet.  Science may not be able to see the gods as possible, but they are still in their infancy and have miles to go before they really begin to understand even the most rudimentary constructs such as the divine.
Math may be able to explain order and chaos, but it does not quite calculate the disorder or the completeness of beauty that exist.  I do not get the fanatics from any camp, but am willing to at least attempt to understand the myth, the mystery, and see it that leads to a better understanding of the missing data that even science can not wrap its little ivory finger around.

Unfortunately I am of the mind set that even science is a form of religion, and if it continues headlong into the directions that it is going, it will be as invalid as the religions it rallies against.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On Religion, Gods, Nature, Man, and Such Things (awip) part 1.1

I was going to write on some of this, but I am just not in the mood to tackle such subject, being more in the mood to rant about things that are far less meaningless.

Of note I have discovered something I already knew, I need to have a place where no one can reach me to write, because I can not stand the interruptions, and no one, not chatters on the web, not people calling on the phone, not even my lovely wife, or dogs can seem to understand that I do not want to be disturbed when writing.  It aggravates me to the point where I will give up writing entirely.  I do not at this time know how to deal with this, but as it is, I will strive to get up early, and write first thing in the morning, so I can at least not harbor such feelings towards my wife.

I would have been a great writer had I never decided that I needed to be part of this fucked up society.  Being that the case, I will have to learn a new behavior, and modify the way I live to accommodate the conditions of my situations, and learn to live with it.

Thank you and have a great day, plebs.

More News that Isn't Really News

From the Line of Shit Department:

Boeing 737 Factory to Move to Clean Energy

Now really the headline alone is out of context, and if you only read the headline, you would not get the rest of the story, you would really think that they are going to clean up their act.

And now the rest of the story, or as much as is needed.

"Boeing said it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes."

There you have it, the truth, they are not doing what they say, they are buying credits from the government so they can do whatever they please.  Nice gesture, and I am certain it will give "joy joy feelings" to everyone who is interested in "green business", but there is very little in the reality of actual clean energy there, just payola.

Another Quote:

"The aerospace company and the utility, Puget Sound Energy, said the plan will move the Renton factory near Seattle toward an all-renewable energy mix."

Unfortunately I can not at this time access the EPA site, because they are transitioning to a new system, most likely so they can better control how they display data, to make the bad actors look better.

The rest of the article goes on to say that Boeing will pay a premium for their energy so they can purchase renewable energy credits to offset the fossil fuel energy they use.  While this is all good for their public relations, it really is mostly that.

And yet one more quote:

"Marc Krasnowsky, a spokesman for NW Energy Coalition that has pushed for more renewable energy use, praised the company for looking at becoming all-renewable.

"They're basically turning their fossil power green, and that's laudable," he said.

I do not think I can really agree with Mr. Krasnowsky, as it being laudable, but I guess something is better than nothing, even if it is really nothing.  I am sure it means more to the people in Boeing's backyard, although if they are spending more on energy, it may mean there will be less money for job creation, so this "greening effort" may actually mean less work.  I hope it does not come to that, but if the pressure to look good to the environmentalist is that strong, and the companies do not or can not actually do something that will make a difference, then maybe it will not work out in the end.

Still I think it is progress, in a sideways direction, but progress.  Kind of like when your car gets stuck in the snow, sometimes you have to spin the tires and get the car to slide sideways first before you can move forward.  Let us all hope that is what we are seeing, because it can sometimes lead to your car just burying itself even deeper in the shit.

That is it folks, see you later, for more updates when they catch my eye.


Monday, December 15, 2014

On Religion, Gods, Nature, Man, and Such Things (awip) part 1

At what point does it just stop being.  I am certain I can feel it winding down, but I just don't know to what.  I think maybe that we are headed to a deeper meaning of oppression than ever has been known on this planet, at least in our recorded history.

The more I look around the more I realize that the tyranny that we have known in the past is but a taste of what is to come.  That the golden rule has yet to be applied in the manor that it will be applied in the future.  I just wonder when that will be applied, there is not enough information to determine this.  I do not think it will matter how much money you have, but that may help some, so the amassing of money may be important, it might not be.  I am thinking that gold might be important, but even that might not make much difference, unless you have a way to protect it.

The signs are aligning as such to show me that we have not seen the worst of it yet.  That we will at least see yet another age of suffering, more devastating than we have seen since the age of recorded history.

As I look around me I realize that the last glimmer of strength is waning, and that soon there will be no connection to our past.  I do not know if I will see this through, as I am also failing, my soul cage is rotting around me, at an accelerated rate.  As the family fails, so does the last barrier of strength that impedes the coming of the new dynasty.  The new god has already been put into place, and without realizing it, we have become worshipers of this new god, this golden idol.  We always have though, unknowingly, we have always worshiped this golden idol.  While the old gods continue to vie for our attention, this one has always been there, accepting our homage to its followers.

Since the very dawn of trade, since the very first time that we exchanged our god given lives for lives purchased, we have worshiped and corrupted all things within the context of the new god.  We are not aware of it, as it has never been the God that we knew.  It has always been there, with us to ensure its place in our lives, and act directly in our cultures.

Of all the years that have passed, only one of the sins indicated the presence of this corruption.  Charles Dickens wrote an entire book to demonstrate the indication, with a single line of prose he exposed the true spirit of our nature, without realizing what he had done, I believe.  Most people only obtain glimpses of truth.  We only see the work of the god in the results, rarely in the actions.

We have created many different deities to try to comprehend the world in which we live.  The desire in us to understand this world has driven our need for extrospective.  While in quiet passages, in silence and darkness, we must tremble to meet ourselves.  Even as I write this and know that the simple is far harder to grasp than the complex, it is the simple that eludes us.  This is holy grail, but those that seek the grail have not known this, for they seek for their own gain, they know only of the god to whom they have pledged their lives, and the generations of their kin to.  They are not aware of the cost for their avorance, they know not of their own waste.  However often at the moment of their death, at the very point where their frail corporal frame no longer can hold the truth from being exposed, they come to understand the truth, and often attempt to rectify with the old gods, in the hopes that it will save them.  The old gods have been corrupted, and they never were to begin with, they were constructs of our creation, while the true god was our own ignorance staring back at us through ages of indifference to what was our duty to our culture and society.

We understand very little of this season, and even with such lucid portraits as that which Charles Dickens did portray, we still have very little grasp upon which foundation those grand houses were built.  Let us take the case of Charles Dickens, all his writings, and understand through the lens of his society what light he attempted to create.  It is not easy for us to imagine the world of the Victorians, and much less so, it is through a lens of less than ideal clarity that we must examine this period.  I dare say that the vast majority of people today would not survive the Victorian age, nor would they have the sufficient understanding of rules that were artfully applied.

For a brief second an artist is able to glimpse the sublime and although perhaps they do not fully comprehend their understanding, they can provide a picture that if we are but willing to look inward without fear, will see that same truth.  I have given up attempting to find that spark of knowledge within the people, for it has extinguished and all that remains is pale comparison to what used to be inspiration.  Given this, I am fully aware that you, gentle reader will have no desire to look further into these words, to discover amongst them, truth, or even half truths.  These are but the ramblings of a mad man, a cantankerous old man with a grudge against a society that did not give him what he desired.  If that is your understanding, so be it, there is no amount of shadow that will illuminate the righteous and ignorant.

For the remaining few, these next few weeks and days, I will continue to explore this avenue of insanity and find its course, be it for ill, nil or even enlightenment.  Willing I am to look inside, and seek the truth, and if you are but willing to witness, perhaps you will find some reason within the play that before you performs.

This is the end of the introduction, such as it is, and I will continue to work on it, and the results will play out as they do, as this is but the rough draft, and if it comes through as worthwhile, perhaps then in some hope for the fools and the pleasure of the old ones, I will have provided a complete work, if only complete in its volume, while I would not be as folly to believe that anything could be complete, there is just too great a work in the simple beauty of existence.