Friday, March 4, 2016

Corrupt


I didn't support his political candidacy, and I don't agree with most of his political stances.  Nevertheless---

From Ben Carson:  "Our political system is corrupt...both Democrats and Republicans...corrupt to the core.".  You may call his statement sour grapes if you wish, but the man is correct.

Don't play a Rigged Game.  Either boycott national elections, or vote for a worthy Third Party candidate.  That message to the Establishment would be heard...if enough people chose one of those options.  Stop being a "True Believer" in the dictatorial, Two-Party Monopoly.  That Monopoly has brought us to where we are today.  Shun it.  That's one method of bringing about a peaceful, political revolution.

For you Sanders supporters, sorry, but he won't get the nomination.  After the massive McGovern defeat, the Democrat Hierarchy set up policies & procedures to ensure that would never happen again... "that" being a Populist getting the nomination.  For you Trump supporters, Romney is correct--- Trump is a phony.  [So is Romney, but that's another story.]  The Donald is not a Populist.  Even if he gets the nomination, he'll easily be defeated (barring unforeseen circumstances) by Clinton.  He's a Corporatist (like her), but his idiocy will be rejected by the vast majority of voters.

Not only my opinion.  Be Well

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Who are the Third Party Candidates and Why Zero Coverage of Them?


It seems to me that it's incumbent upon the Corporate Media to provide at least some coverage of the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Reform Party, the Constitution Party, and others.  There also are a number of No-Party, or Independent candidates.  None of the above even get one minute of exposure.  Instead, we're again stuck with the two branches of the Neoliberal Corporatist Party--- the Dems & Repubs.  [If either Trump or Clinton is a Populist, then I'm a Chinese Astronaut preparing for the first manned flight to Mars:]

We're stuck with Republican candidates saying nothing significant, nothing in-depth, about really important issues (e.g., the crashing economy), and instead, merely calling each other names.  Then, too, we're stuck with Clinton pretending to be a Populist, and Democrat "Superdelegates" (Party Elites) skewing democracy.  SSDD.

Have you heard of Jill Stein?  Which Party does she represent?  What's their Platform for 2016?  [I could list a number of other fine candidates...all across the political spectrum...and all Establishment outsiders.]

The fact is:  the Republican and Democrat Parties in the USA are dictatorial.  Through various means (especially Ballot Access Laws) and in conjunction with the Corporate Media, they purposely squash any Third Party efforts at the national level.  Critics say that those Third Parties don't have a chance anyway, so who cares(?).  Well, come on, they certainly don't have a chance if they get almost no exposure and if it's nearly impossible to get on the ballot in all 50 States.  That's for sure.  SSDD.

Many people apparently are fed up with same-ol', same-ol', Establishment Politics.  If that's true, then here's a suggestion:  stop voting for the Establishment Parties...or, boycott national elections completely.  Here's an old adage that almost always holds true:  you can't win a Rigged Game.  Most everything about the Two-Party Monopoly in the USA is rigged...and that's rarely ever in our favor.  It's way past time to give the Two-Party Monopoly the shaft.

Not only my opinion.  Be Well

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"God", Physics, and the Grand Illusion


Recently I watched a documentary on YouTube entitled, “What We Still Don’t Know:  Are We Real?”.  It’s a piece on Physics and Cosmology…and quite fascinating.  It relays the discovery of the Cosmological Constant, a concept in Physics (a Law of Nature) that suggested to theoretical physicists the distinct probability of the existence of a “Creator”.  [Google Cosmological Constant for details.]

This did not sit well with some physicists, so eventually they came up with the hypothesis known as the Multiverse.  That allowed them to hypothesize a Super-Intelligence in another Universe which possibly could create a silicon Simulation of our Universe…thus eliminating the need for a “Creator”.  As crazy as it sounds, that hypothesis is somewhat plausible.

I left a Comment (modified a bit here) proposing another option, as follows.  [This is not my usual Blog fare, but hey, a little variety in thought never hurt anyone… neither did a little stretching of the mind.]
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Instead of an all-powerful "God" (the Creator) or a Super-Intelligence in another Universe that created a Simulation, perhaps the following is true. [This idea, or something very much similar, has been around for thousands of years in the philosophy of Buddhism.]

It could be that there is a Universal Mind (the word "God" has too much baggage attached to it to be used in this scenario) which has always existed, is NOT all-powerful...and is the ONLY thing that does exist. What we perceive as the Universe merely is Universal Mind's imagination, or dream (of some sort), or something else unknown but similar to those two possibilities. In other words, what we perceive as "real" really is the ultimate Grand Illusion.

We easily can imagine that such a thing is possible simply by considering our own experience with our own dreams. When we are dreaming, everything in the dream seems real; only when we awaken do we find out the truth of the matter. Buddhists say that until you awaken to the true nature of existence and the Universe, you essentially will be frustrated, unhappy, and suffering. A Zen Master long ago said, "Once you realize the true nature of the Universe, the only thing left to do is to have a good belly laugh.":)


Such a scenario or possibility as described above includes or encompasses all religions, philosophies, and beliefs.  Nothing is slighted or excluded… and none of it is "real".  In such a case, perhaps we humans finally can cease squabbling with and killing each other.  Instead, we all can have a good belly laugh and enjoy “life”.

One reasonably might ask:  what would be the point of "life" in such a case?  In my estimation, the point would be that Universal Mind wants to experience everything:  the good, the bad, the wonderful, the ugly, and all else in between.

Not only my opinion.  Be Well