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Individual creativity/intelligence (vs) social/institutional straight jackets.

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Here's individuality in action.

Our Earth needs trees . . . so let's plant them. Do we need politicians to do this, or religious air heads in dresses, or a hologram "president"? Do we need ANY social, abstract game?

No. All we need is the individual will to do it. Indeed, the farther away we keep tree planting from religious insanity or one party political systems, or SOCIAL REALITY (to say it comprehensively), is the more trees will get planted.

We can check around and find some friends and colleagues, etc., and buy some saplings (usually dirt cheap, by the way), and set up a time and by the end of the day the Earth has, say 500 new trees cooking.

Clearly, this generalizes in hundreds of directions.

The essence of it all is that such activities have NOTHING to do with establishment social institutions.

You see, this is exactly the challenge. Do we have the intelligence and will to deal with evil and chaos not with status quo "institutions" (which merely recycle the status quo -- if you look at Obama from just the right angle he even looks like George Bush), but as passionate, creative individuals?

Sometimes the ultimate challenges of life are see spot run simple. This is such a challenge. The challenge is to make social institutions (e.g., religion, politics, nationalism, etc.) the tail which is wagged by us, i.e., wagged by individual human beings.

This is the quantum jump that now faces our species. We have to "outgrow" these brain dead, brainwashing institutions and take control of the planet and our lives.

So long as the Catholic Church is out there babbling about birth control (i.e., about how to make sure there are more Catholics than any other religion), or people like Rahm Emanuel (President Hologram's first appointment), who keep Palestine a concentration camp in the name of God, or the walking scum of our dem/pug ONE party system (co-created by George Bush and Bill Clinton), or the United States of American Banks who might as well be the Roman Empire, or, most of all, the "Haves's" and vampire elites who have surrounded themselves with fire wall after fire wall of institutional, social structures, then we are beyond doomed.

And who is "we"? That's what makes this all so pitiful and nauseating. "We" are around 98% of the human race.

But how is this possible? How can such a tiny, tiny minority of astronomically rich filth treat the human species like cattle on the way to the slaughter house?

Is the answer "too" simple? Can our species bear the humiliation of seeing worldly, planetary things exactly like they are?

The answer is that we have literally sold our souls to arbitrary, invented, and suicidal (for us!) social institutions. Whether you're a Zionist, or Republican, or Democratic/Republican (same thing), or a 60 IQ, doom saying, Armageddonite, or member of your murder in the name of God religion of choice, or political chimpanzee, or someone who still thinks America is the land of the free and home of the brave (hint: try Dictatorship of the Rich Police State), or ANY social structure that is ultimately a trivial belief system game, you have no soul. You gave it away.

Who are you then? Oh, I'm a Baptist. And who are you? Oh, I belong to the 3rd Reich (still out there, you know). And who are you? Oh, I voted for President Hologram. And who are you? Oh, I belong to a biker cult of truth.

Enough, enough, enough.

But this is where we are. As a species we are headed for certain extinction unless we realize we don't have to ask anyone for permission to plant some trees - or realize that EACH of us, one life form at a time is an INDIVIDUAL who answers to no "god" or "religion" or "country" or "political party".

And if we can plant some trees with a few friends, we can also spread the word that now is the time to start radically changing civilization and our planet by transcending every scum-sucking, establishment institution on this planet.

And oh yes. No establishment institutions . . . no Haves!

The depth creativity/intelligence of even one liberated individual is the core power on this planet.


W. Christopher Epler (Bill)

PS: Please note how skin deep is the whimpery of the kiddies, enablers, and suck ups who run from this vision.


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