Removing The Beam

Let’s get something out of the way right from the beginning. Honest self-reflection is a difficult but necessary endeavor if you’re ever going to discover where you are, how you got there, and where you are going. Most people these days are incapable of performing this exercise, for a myriad of reasons. Let me simplify the calculation required for your enlightenment: If in your assessment of yourself and your experiences you are always either the righteous hero, or the hapless victim, then you live in a state of delusion. 

First, realize that no one is born with this ability, so don’t get all up in your feefies about it. No one likes to be wrong, and some will never be able to admit it when they are. But if you really want to live your life with a view of something other than the inside of your own ass, it’s time to start “adulting”.

This philosophy has a very wide applicability. From individuals to groups, and from ideas to governments, the equation is the same. Before you say to yourself, “What does this clown know?”. Well, let me assure you…it took a long time, longer than it should have, but this revelation about shattering one’s own illusions came from personal experience. 

A dose of healthy skepticism is a great prescription for everyone when pondering any issue, especially the affairs of one’s government. However, many people seem incapable of applying that skepticism to their own beliefs, opinions, and worldview.  Most know that they can’t trust “authoritative sources” on most anything, yet many also fail to recognize that their own personal narrative can be just as untrustworthy. The veracity of one’s own opinion and position must be questioned, investigated, and challenged. If you think you practice this theory, but are unable to find flaws in your own argument, you are deceived. No one is right all of the time, and to think otherwise is folly. 

We live in a world of lies. Each of us faces a veritable hurricane of untruth everyday. No one tasked with telling you the truth is actually doing so. My humble advice would be that before you scream and yell about what others are doing, take a look in the mirror. You may not be as righteous as you think, especially if you ignore the beam in your own eye while screaming and pointing at the speck in someone else’s. 

“You hypocrite! Take the log from your own eye, then you may see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s” – Matthew 7:5

The Great Escape

 

As far as I can tell, there is a war going on in Eastern Europe. From what I can gather, Ukraine – a 30 year old country formally part of the Soviet Union- has been invaded by the Russian Federation- also a 30 year old country formally part of the Soviet Union.  If you’ve been paying attention, and many people have not, Russia has been very obvious about its intentions to re-absorb its lost territory after the fall of the USSR in 1989. It took Georgia under Bush/Cheney, then Crimea under Obama/Biden, and now Russia is moving to take Ukraine under Biden/Harris. Tellingly, Russian aggression was successfully deterred by the embattled Trump administration, a fact that is being furiously rewritten and spun by the American Aristocracy and its media puppets.

If you came here to get all the facts about this invasion, I have bad news for you. Despite my best efforts, from many, many sources, I can confidently tell you there is virtually no information that isn’t clouded in the stink of propoganda.  Seriously.  Literally every story out of the conflict zone has turned out to be fake. There is no “Ghost of Kyiv” clearing the skies of Russian MiGs for example, that was a YouTube meme. That didn’t prevent Adam Kinzinger (R),  and many others actually serving in government, from posting the meme while calling for war.

The media is STILL desperately pushing that bit of propoganda via its usual cavalcade of “fact checkers” and Twitter goons. Are our rulers that stupid, or are they lying in gargantuan fashion? I honestly can’t tell, and can’t tell you, which is worse. If you have, or are, falling for some of this I can’t blame you, it’s being pushed harder than covaids vaccinations for healthy, not-at-risk children.

Americans have a well-documented ethos when it comes to underdogs. We generally root for them. Americans also used to be pragmatic, problem solving, and patriotic, but now are increasingly narcissistic, emotional, stupid and intellectually childish. An aggressive nonstop war agenda, paired with heart-rending pictures of bloodied women and children, are winnowing the will of the public. I’ve been at a loss to understand the high polling in support of escalating this mess into a nuclear World War 3, but I think now I understand. This is their chance, either consciously or not, to make a great escape from their choices and the consequences of them.

No matter where you look, Western governments have descended into authoritarian tyranny. Whether by design or by accident, the covid response destroyed individual rights, personal liberty and responsibility. Every action taken by those in power has been wrong, yet there are no admissions of guilt or any apologies. Lies, gaslighting, racism, and incompetence are the currency of the elite, and they’re going for broke before the casino closes. At the same time, trust and faith in every Western institution by its citizenry has vanished like a fart in a hurricane. We are living through what some call “The Great Reset”, and what I call “The Great Collapse”, but not everyone is on board, and those that aren’t are getting restless with their school board recalls, anti-mandate protests, and trucker convoys. Evidently the purposeful destruction of currency, liberty, education, gender, race, national identity and rational  thought isn’t being tolerated well enough, so a great big distraction is in order.

War is the ultimate eraser. The dirty Biden family corruption, and the corruption of many others, can be washed clean in Ukraine by the blood of the innocent. All of the tyranny and stupidity of the ruling class can be wiped away in the fervor and emotion of war, gaining them power, wealth, and cover while insuring nothing but suffering for everyone else. And the best part? They’ll manipulate you into cheering for it, if they haven’t already.

This isn’t about personality. I have much respect for the Ukrainian president Zelensky and the Ukrainian people, and I pray for peace. Going up against Putin and Russia is suicide for them, and they’re fighting anyway. I also know that Putin justifies his actions under the auspices of the reunification of historic territory and culture, as well as access to resources and ports in order to forestall Russia’s fall into a demographic black hole. I would advise you to remove emotion from your deliberations, and to acknowledge that there is no way to currently know what’s really happening in Ukraine. However, one can easily observe what’s happening in America and the West, and it’s a disaster. Inflation, crime, a coming real estate crash, debt, disinformation, division, and demagoguery surround us in a malodorous miasma that permeates every atom. Will we give the clowns and buffoons that have brought us to the edge of the abyss the power to push us over? Have they found their Great Escape?

“Take heed that no man deceive you…ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars…” – Jesus Christ of Nazareth