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January 3, 2020

Well, the greatest concern about Trump's presidency — him starting a foolish war — has finally come to fruition.

Imagine if Iran had assassinated the US Vice President while he was traveling in a Canadian airport. That's the equivalent of what happened.

An accurate headline in today's morning paper would read: "US Assassinates Top Iranian Leader In Act of War". But you will not see such a headline in the US media because of Self-Bias. Of course the US will spin this as "self-defense". That's an interesting phrasing since "self-defense" — as in, ego-defense — is what this is really about. The ego always justifies its devilry as self-defense, even when it is aggression. Because the ego's notion of "self-defense" is infinitely elastic and self-biased.

Egotistical, unconscious, and ignorant leaders cannot help themselves start wars. Bush and Trump are cases in point. Dumb and dumber.

The current situation is the direct result of Trump's and the Republicans' eagerness to tear up the Iran nuclear agreement. It was obvious to even an uninformed laymen that reneging on that agreement was a very bad idea. And of course the opposition to that agreement was an act of ego.

It is the duty of conscious citizens to stand up and say, Not in our name! American citizens should not tolerate such devilry from our own. This is what being objective and truthful means in the real world. It is the ability to call out the self-bias and wrong-doing of your own team as soon as it happens, not giving them a pass because they are closer to you. A devil is a devil, even if he sleeps in the bed next to you.

January 2, 2020

I like how this tiny clip shows the whole predicament of survival in a nutshell:

What did this lady want? Love. But look how greedy she became when she didn't get the love she wanted. Then look how the Pope reacted to someone taking his love by force. That's survival on both sides.

This is what parents are doing to children; children are doing to parents; spouses are doing to spouses; businesses are doing to customers; customers are doing to businesses; businesses are doing to businesses; nations are doing to nations.

December 29, 2019

"Look at the peace inside, giving way to the gods of destruction."
"Full of desire. You feel afraid that there's nothing left."
"The ocean is dry. Do you feel hollow?"
"Nowhere to hide. Nothing to swallow."
"When you can't recognize, anything solid."
"Where do you turn, when you can't buy it?"
"What can you believe in now? With no love to follow."
"Now that you have lost yourself, can anything help you now?"

"Just let your fears go. You might find your way back home."
"Let your fears go. You might find that you're not lost."
"Just let your fears go. You might find your way back home."
"Let your fears go. You might find that you're not lost."

"What did you learn? What was it worth?"
"What did you yearn for? Everything's lost now."

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Some guidance for the lowest point in your spiritual journey.
Lose yourself so you may find yourself.
May you find your way back Home.

December 27, 2019

Over the holiday break my brother showed me this series on Netflix called Love, Death, and Robots. It's a collection of 18 short sci-fi stories in animated form. What pleasantly surprised me was the depth and quality of the storytelling.

Three of the episodes caught my attention as having some profound spiritual significance:

  1. Beyond The Aquila Rift — the ending is profound in that it shows that truth can be an ugly thing which most people don't have the courage to stomach. Most people don't realize how shocking and radical truth is, which is why it must remain hidden. Before you ask for the truth, make sure you can handle it. Tis a good life lesson.
  2. Zima Blue - the entire arc of Zima-the-artist shows the interconnection between art, spirituality, and truth. Most artists don't realize that what they're really seeking with their art is Spirit. Zima found it, but it cost him his life. And of course his final deconstruction was shocking to everyone watching. Zim's arc is the spiritual path in a nutshell.
  3. The Witness — the ending is a delicious strange loop. If you're still not clear what a strange loop is, here it is.

After you watch these three episodes, my commentary above will start to make sense.

Here's the trailer for the show, although I think the trailer sucks at selling it, so don't judge by the trailer. You must watch to understand.

December 19, 2019

Speaking of Division vs Unity, here is it in the flesh:

This is how Consciousness divides itself.

Can you fathom how amazing this is? How amazing You are?

December 18, 2019

Really cool:

December 17, 2019

December 15, 2019

December 12, 2019

Here's a selfish argument against racism and nationalism: if all the world's races interbreed, humans will literally become more beautiful and sexually attractive. Have you noticed that mix-raced people tend to be more hot?

Here's the proof. These images represent the averaged faces of every major ethnicity. Averaging faces (blending/unifying them) makes them more attractive to the human eye. Now imagine if we did a meta-average of all the ethnicities into one face. So, to put it starkly, it's in your best interest for all races to fuck each other ;)

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Hint: If you want to have the most beautiful babies possible, have sex with someone who's a different race than you.

December 7, 2019

Great essay by Zizek. He has an excellent nose for sniffing out hidden mechanisms of devilry and bullshit:

Just be careful, his position of materialism, atheism, and anti-mysticism is delusional. He does not know what he's talking about when he speaks of God, consciousness, or love. The rest is good.