The Word You are Seeking is Equality

With all the talk about “fake news” and Russian “interference” in US politics, or even talk about democracy or whatever main stream media happens to be pushing to further the neocon agenda, we need to exercise our own rational mind. We need to buck the wind of disinformation and stop letting “them” treat us as if we were stupid, childish, brain-dead morons. But then, we must be if we still turn on a TV, listen to a radio or read main stream press. It’s not even entertaining anymore, it’s rank abuse. So, we need to be our own independent investigative researcher and journalist and philosopher. Everybody else that’s selling something these days is selling a pig in a poke. Let me tell you something about “fake news.” Every single corporate ad is fake news. There, now you know. One more little jab: who built civilization? Slaves. Who was it built for? The 1%. Who then should own and control it? Slaves. Who does? A 1% clique of lying useless thieves, one of which just got himself elected president of the USA. And why is it that way? I think Shakespeare said it best: “The problem dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings.” In other words we just let them and after letting them for so long we came to believe there is no other choice; no other way. As the video says, “The show must go on.” But remember this: it cannot go on without us. We give it to them, they don’t have to take it from us.

Journalism as Art

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The age of Empire ended with the decline of the Roman Empire between 400 to 700 C.E. (Common Era)

The vast trade routes of Rome extended to China, India, Africa and Europe. An Empire expands into unknown territories and the Roman Empire did so over more than a 1500 years.

There was but one Rome: no other city,  either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivaled this astonishing metropolis in the grandeur of magnitude; and not many—if we except the cities of Greece, none at all—in the grandeur of architectural display.

Among empires: the Persians,  the Spanish, French and British cannot but be admired as prodigious growths out of so small a stem. There was but one Rome: no other city, as we are satisfied by the collation of many facts, either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivaled Rome. The earth had its prerogative…

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18 thoughts on “The Word You are Seeking is Equality

  1. franklparker

    The flaw in your argument is the ability of slaves, past and present, to throw off their shackles and join the 1%. How? Thanks to the support of members of the 1% through education and sponsorship. In the old world, a talent for music or story telling would do it. In the modern world, those things + other forms of creativity, including technical inventiveness. Sporting prowess or business acumen can do it too.

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for the comment, Frank. This is a discussion and off-the-wall ideas blog so everybody can have fun with words here. I offer my own ideas to let people know how it feels to dare think outside society’s box. It can have consequences… when the light goes on. Ask “Neo” (The Matrix).

      Let’s see, from my observation, the 1% are the worst predators on the planet, bar none. If they do anything at all that benefits a few below their exclusive class it’s still for their own benefit. Promised some sort of “freedom” (these days that usually means a pile of dough) a slave with some talent will work hard to achieve that prize. An animal will learn to perform tricks for its masters to get fed. Meanwhile it will mean profits, power or superior entertainment for the blasé and indolent rich. To ensure they remain at the top of the pyramid, these same rich have police, security forces and the military solidly on their side for protection should the slaves think of rebellion.

      If they were the good guys they wouldn’t need such protection, would they. No one would have gotten hurt at Standing Rock. If they were the good guys and they cared about anything other than profit and their personal pleasures, no one would have died from lead poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, would they. If they were the good guys, they wouldn’t be destroying the Greater Middle East, would they.

      But I think your own argument is also flawed Frank. Can you honestly picture 7.5 billion people living at the same level of exploitation, oppression, waste and moral corruption as is standard for the one percentile? Who would be left to do any real thinking and productive “work” in such a society? Who would be the slaves? What sort of natural environment could possibly support such unimaginable depredation of a finite world?

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  2. cadxx

    “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.” – John Lennon

    I have a page in the making for those who are beguiled by the 1%ers trickle-down economy.
    https://nextexx.com/xy-problem/
    cadxx

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      1. cadxx

        Sorry I took so long answering, it’s all been happening where I am.
        I was intending to remark on your human origins… the idea that we suddenly appeared some 200,000 years ago with no predecessors but apes. All of the bones that are supposed to be our ancestors are apes, there can be no doubt of that. It seems that our evolution was truncated as we managed to evolve in a very short time, what should have taken millions of years. But there are no fossil links between us and the apes, no bones of the missing link.

        Darwinism, I’m told is a pillar of science, but I tend to see it as a test of scientific faith, the very thing that science was invented to dispel. I suppose it is a test of scientism that if you believe that, you will believe anything that’s dished up.

        Sick minds says Fred Hoyle: “Because the old believers said that God came out of the sky, thereby connecting the Earth with events outside it, the new believers were obliged to say the opposite and to do so, as always, with intense conviction. Although the new believers had not a particle of evidence to support their statements on the matter, they asserted that the rabbit producing sludge (called soup to make it sound more palatable) was terrestrially located and that all chemical and biochemical transmogrifications of the sludge were terrestrially inspired. Because there was not a particle of evidence to support this view, new believers had to swallow it as an article of faith,otherwise they could not pass their examinations or secure a job or avoid the ridicule of their colleagues. So it came about from 1860 onward that new believers became in a sense mentally ill, or, more precisely, either you became mentally ill or you quitted the subject of biology, as I had done in my early teens. The trouble for young biologists was that, with everyone around them ill, it became impossible for them to think they were well unless they were ill, which again is a situation you can read all about in the columns of Nature.” (Hoyle F., 1999, pp3-4).
        See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hoyle

        The intervention theory is the most logical and the most likely. We were genetically engineered to become slave workers!
        cadxx

      2. Sha'Tara Post author

        Correct on each count, based on my own research. I take the “man phenomenon” very seriously, not to prove a personal point, but to arrive at some REASON why the man species is the way it is. We simply can no longer afford the religious and academic bullshit, it’s what’s now destroying the planet. We need a better answer and the evidence is all around us that supports that answer: intervention. Once we accept that, then accept that intervention made us totally cockeyed we can then turn our intelligence into seeking a solution to our self-destructive ways. The problem here is dealing with the programming.

      3. cadxx

        I personally find that much of the (ongoing) programming problem is due to skepticism (scepticism UK) a cult and a word that has lost its true meaning and become a word that means dogma and propaganda. People associate it with science and that makes them feel smart. Such people find it impossible to separate science and scientism and this leads to total acceptance of any BS uttered by a scientist. It’s not a science and never can be because it’s emotion and personal opinion.

        Of course, the original programming was instilled by our education and it’s very difficult to shake, as this is the thing that got us a job. However, if all of the academics are reading from the same hymn book, and they are, then our education does not have to be based on any kind of factual truth. All education (with the possible exception of the arts) is based upon and controlled by skeptical science. The circle is complete.
        cadxx

      4. Sha'Tara Post author

        Education, of necessity, must serve the masters. Except for the first stages of “readin’, writin’ and ‘ritmetin’ – early grade school, the rest is pure propaganda, regardless of whether it takes place under religion, government or corporate financing. That’s generalizing, of course, but it’s how the cookie crumbles.

      5. cadxx

        Many of the successful movies of late have been about nonentities who beat the system: Harry Potter, The Matrix? And I noticed that in the movie Snowden he is presented as looking like Harry Potter. I don’t think this is accidental.
        As a fellow nonentity, I present my website and other Internet works as a blow for freedom from the Matrix. If more of us do this, it may sink-in to those of limited understanding that something untoward is going-on.
        Best regards
        cadxx

      6. Sha'Tara Post author

        Since we can safely conclude that every collective effort to date has been a failure in terms of educating people and changing collectively-driven destructive ways, it remains for individuals to make individual choices on how to respond individually to the trends.
        This above all: to thine own self be true
        And it must follow, as the night the day
        Thou canst not then be false to any man (Shakespeare, Hamlet)

      7. cadxx

        Only after the last tree has been cut down
        Only after the last river has been poisoned
        Only after the last fish has been caught
        Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten
        Native American Prophesy
        cadexx

    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Sorry, no, I’d never heard of that book. The only other “burning woman” I know of is “Wind from a Burning Woman” by Greg Bear, a short story, sci-fi.

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