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Dire Desiderata for the 21st Century

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The United States and humanity in general are now at several ultimate crossroads.

Evil now dominates the Earth in the form of Paris Hilton's, Paul McCartney, the entire Rothschild family of vampires, etc. (i.e., astronomically rich individuals -- elites) and certifiably insane religious fanatics . . . and we all know who and where THEY are, don't we? 

Religious fanatics righteously murder in the name of God and multi millionaire and multi billionaires have engineered things so successfully they get to steal the labor of countless millions of working class humans, plus the birthright natural resources of humanity.

In short, a tiny percentage of astronomically rich people (one to two percent), often combined with certifiably psychotic religious outpatients are the Kings and Queens of the Earth.

So, one or two percent Kings and Queens and 98 to 99 percents human cattle and 21st Century peasants:  that's the snapshot of the social world of the Earth an extraterrestrial would take back to its world.

Two things:  astronomical wealth and/or psychotic (literally!) religious fanatics. That's the Earth.  That's the "problem".

Well, then, what's the "solution"?

OK, time to be realistic, since there ISN'T any solution.  At least there aren't any solutions that are "known" to us.  That may sound mysterious (and it IS mysterious -- that's just the point!), but first let's tick off a couple of the alleged “known” solutions.

(1.)  Solution number one is "politics".  You can't be serious.  Politics is more part of the problem than the solution and always has been.  Please, let's not waste time with this.  President Obama is like taking aspirin for cancer. Our problems are MONSTER SIZED and he's a hiccup in a hurricane. 

You see, the claim of this submission is exactly that WE DON'T HAVE ANY SOLUTIONS.

Ironically, this is much the same problem of spiritual liberation, because all egocentric attempts to transcend egocentricity are themselves egocentric.  This is the mystical Catch-22.  Try seeing it like this:  "Awakening" is not that the dreamer finally wakes up from the dream, but that SOMETHING MORE REAL THAN THE DREAMER wakes up from the dreamer.

You see, there has to be a quantum jump away from a process where the trying to one up the process is itself a variation OF the process.  The Zen people put it like this:  it's like trying to wipe off blood with blood.

That's politics; it's trying to wipe off blood with blood.

Next is the other alleged "solution" to the problem of the hoarded billions of Paul McCartney (beetle as in cockroach) and/or genocide in the name of God.

(2.)  Solution number two is "religion".  After all, isn't religion supposed to be our "moral compass"?  If the world is crawling with evil (and it is!), then shouldn't religions be on the front lines?  Shouldn't these hot line to God types be confronting, challenging, and even doing battle with evil?

Excuse me why I find a barf bag.

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