Thursday, March 19, 2015

War On Money manuscript 7th revision 3/20/2015

Comic Book Shaman’s War on Money
Peace and Justice Equation
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If not for people there would be no money; no thought of money or need of money: if not for people. Is money the secret strength of human beings; or perhaps rather its prophylactic to peace and justice, keeping our common planet on its course of degrading and suffering? If this observation appears banal or even puerile on its face, it does beg the question is money essential to the growth of human prosperity in this century, us having learned all of the lessons, and achieved all of the technological advances of every past time? I suggest that money has morphed from a 14th century boon to bankers and merchants to become at last the great glass barrier ceiling to everyone fully utilizing their great human potential, for us each husbanding, and best using all natural resources, and distributing what all in more fair, economical and fuel efficient manners. This way, and never by money trickling down on us from on high is the cure for poverty, war, terrorism and perhaps in time even xenophobia.

At our worst we human beings are addicted to money as a palliative drug taken beyond its prescribed use. In further advancing this propositional equation, it is imperative to be clear that its primary constituent constant provides that there be no involuntary loss of capital or of property required for its considered implementation. Since all enterprises evolve as they have done, whether government sanctioned or otherwise, and even those now outlawed as criminal, to any degree: even so must all even out the same as corporations and churches in this system. This proposition is not immoral, because contemplation leads to recognizing that sin and virtue do not live separately from one another, and overlooking the past means we are no longer bound by the random disjunctions that led us there previously. Is not even the worst sort of sinner the product of her fate; and who of us might not have been more fortunate if things had been different?

The great and transformative ideas and acts of human beings are rarely intensional at the start, rather they are mostly defined and redefined as time passes. It is just the same compared with the actions of men and women. Our War On Money’s second constant may be stated don’t believe anything; but be open to accept everything.  Because nothing in the universe is good or bad, right or wrong, or true or false in all cases, the only excluding factor to be considered is if or not that aspect leads to error.  

Next and the third constant is that persons always add value. In all economic equations this constant is similarly thought to be true, but that truth is largely shortchanged when participation stops flat at a paycheck; the future and mutually earned residual profit is usurped, and claimed to be dispersed to middlemen, retailers, suppliers, taxes, etc. as is commonly accounted by the present system devoted solely to monetary gain.

The final constant universal in this system is simple fair play. It may at first seem implicit, yet it proves always at last to be the hardest proposition to achieve in dominant culture. Once a appropriate provision ensures that every person has some minimum home and food security, each person will then be free and able to gain education or training to the full extent of her capacity; and by this, flourish personally and thus the world incrementally will be improved, one life at a time.  So these four constant propositions underlying this propositional equation system suggest the calculus at last begins to connect the subsequent 33 variables describing unique aspects of having peace and justice.

Henry David Thoreau opined that there is little virtue in the actions of masses of men. We each will find means to solve our own problems as we are able peacefully, the chief being to share our planet Earth together. As the pollution and the degradation of earth, sky and waters abate, and are cured by all us human beings healed by having strong prospects to achieve each one our own life’s purpose. The simplicity of that assertion is clearly supported by the infinite complexity and the instinctive feeling of truth given back in every fact that you gentle reader, have collected in your life; facts of any sort, in any way connected by actual concern for yourself, your loved ones and for any life on Earth. Integrating the description of variables is described below, presented in two problems examined as practical application of this system to real world problems.

The first is a unique political object concept called quite descriptively Variable Universal Happiness, and just one aspect that this systems’ results make fully feasible. The second propositional equation purports to examine and describe the nature of a pressing Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (P T S D). By these four named constants, factored with the 33 indicated variables, one may derive infinite combinations of solutions suitable for application not just to our own problems, but to each person’s unique dilemma with any conceivable problem or combination of such so preventing each our own peace and happiness. The efficacy though is not in making useful equations, but truly it is in interesting you dear readers, and luring you to learn that you are capable of understanding and using this system yourself. It is exactly this realization, and the learning that it gives that is substance; the stuff of our world’s salvation. The trick of achieving this yourself is to see the things that the nagual shows back to one (as you?) as seeing new ways to know what had been inconceivable in the past.

Finally this work concludes expression of a metaphysical system that demonstrates new ways to think about seemingly intractable problems. It suggests that each person in our world may discover a viable path herself to have her own peace on earth and good will among all people with the assumption of power and intent earned by, and with each person’s own self-worth. This work expressing infinite solutions to each person’s, and applicable to every problem, is thus offered as comprehensive in scope and asserted to be a definitive system, all-encompassing and without error. The system, while simple in itself, must be stated in this complex/simplicity in order to invite your investigation by its noble brevity.

i.) Voting is for Suckers 5/14/2014        (710)    revised 3/19/2015

“All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right  and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority. Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency.
Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it. It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should  prevail. A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.

When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. They will then be the only slaves. Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote.”

    Henry David Thoreau    On Civil Disobedience

These words cut deeply into me as a boy, and as it has come about in this present century that many of us perceive this as a clear path to political transition from our corrupt and inert political leadership to a new, undefined path to a new way of governance for free people NOT of free people by an unresponsive bureaucratic 'government.'
Consider this simple example of a typical election here in the United States and its results:
I am offered a choice of 'Candidate representing cell group A' and 'Candidate representing cell group B' on a ballot, me thus in common with all other participating voters.
I choose to cast my vote for 'Candidate A'
With this 'choice' I implicitly support any vote, speech or action that candidate chooses to take as my proxy, in any action. Implicitly thus in fairness, my disaffection for any of these actions may only be redressed in the next election.
Also by that same 'choice' I also, by extension equally endorse the similar votes, speech or actions of the 'Candidate B' in the event that that other candidate prevails in the election.
Clearly my endorsement of a candidate as a voter is in any event impotent and worthless, but yet it is regarded by office holder as free justification to do just as they like in all cases.
This system lays all true political power at the door of the two principle political cell groups, where it is catered piecemeal to the moneyed interests of individuals and corporations who can afford to buy their own agenda no matter how contrary it may prove to those other individual's interests nationally.
Red and Blue etc. are termed political cell groups for their polar exclusive functions are secretive, and unresponsive to outside input as were Communist bugaboos in the past and terrorist cells that chiefly serve then to justify abuse of government overreach and fear mongering. Our elected political officeholders resemble pigs at a trough with no regard for our own interests.
Even the Supreme Court of the present Chief Justice John Roberts' regime rules as if it has been bought and paid for and its decisions appear now to serve only dishonest ends; clearly they serve the people gouging every advantage their wealth can purchase for themselves, not for those silent in terms of political influence in that same ‘real’ (money) sense, whose interests they were ostensibly appointed to protect.
Even judicial appointments result from the actions and arrangements of the primary political cell groups; as chips in their power game that they hold to be two opposing sides, but this is not at all clear to be true.
That is merely the analysis this system makes of this present American government, the prescription of its change and improvement is described in the subsequent descriptions of variables in this work. The result of mass public withdrawal from participating in voting for national candidates will be that the Emperor will be shown to wear no clothes!

ii.) Profit (Micro) Requires Consideration   5/17/2014    (190)    revised 3/19/2015

"If you are describing any occurrence... make two or more distinct reports at different times... We discriminate at first only a few features, and we need to reconsider our experience from many points of view and in various moods in order to perceive the whole." 
   Henry David Thoreau

As a business owner, tradesperson, creator, marketer or any sort of vendor, the decisions and actions you choose to employ to operate day to day, and long term may be referred to as micro economic aspects. This micro-economic designation in effect is because your decisions and actions largely affect only your own business for the most part.
Also with owning the responsibility personally for one’s own business, that includes the liability for the consequences of our decisions and actions. On a micro level our business is restrained from encroaching onto others properties, or legal prerogatives by the threat of those others taking recourse under the law. Thus business operators at a micro level must take every outside interaction under careful consideration because it can eat away scarce profit, if not risk fiscal disaster.

iii.)Profit (Macro) Defeats Consideration    5/21/2014  (564) revised  3/19/2015

"My books I'd fain cast off, I cannot read
'Twixt every page (for) my thoughts go stray (to) at large
Down in the meadow, where is (found) richer feed,

  Henry David Thoreau   The Summer Rain, st. 1 (1842)

When men and women together decide it is profitable to take a longer, macro view, of economic reasoning and consider economic activity as they aggregate their guesses of the profit and loss within a given economy, or of many distinct economies; they must relinquish the necessary requirements of our good existent micro operation of all persons, businesses, industries, established contracts, and networks, and essential processes of operation that presently support the profitability of each, not merely monetarily, but as it maintains the whole eco-economics of security and thus prosperity; that they discount entirely or account as it only another line item paid out and closed.
The abstract goal of that goofy macro study is that it shifts the variable positions of all from parity, to the active favoritism of moneyed interests, and then the affecting of existing economies by taking a macro approach within and across an economy; ostensibly to improve conditions for everyone by increasing the efficiencies and also by this, the total activity and profitability, generally, within the economies. This is said float all boats alike by increasing efficiency, reducing or eliminating redundancy, and eliminating those non-productive aspects wherever they are targeted. This is supposed and represented as being beneficial to everyone, also termed ‘trickle down,’ and this pretty lie is solely an intentionally deceptive macro-economic concept.
Objective analysis of the actual results of macro-economic planning, and its demonstrated results in any economy concerned, proves that its product is merely statistical justification for robbing workers, businesses, supply networks and investors of their present employment, their customers, and their profits. Thus making all these aspects abstract, and thus separated away from unwary interests (i.e. voters) in order to redistribute this wealth and property to increasingly narrow and wealthy interests.
In fact this macro view towards increasing efficiencies and max profitability within an economy proves at last, to require us to disregard all useful established micro-economic practices, especially including honest care, pride of workmanship, and attention to the best interest of customers, employees, and to planning for the future growth and viability of individual entities and future employment within the economy.
It would be a mistake to believe that the wealthy ‘interests and persons,’ who profit by this macro-economic redistribution of wealth, and by the influence over politicians they have bought with their wealth, are entirely nefarious in their intent or their actions. Instead they seem affected more likely by a short sighted perception of the place of profit (money) in the hierarchy of values; and just who should benefit by that profit. What good intentions are believed by, or expressed by well-meaning office holders and their media talkers, to be the benefits Americans stand to derive from macro-economic actions actual institution in fact fails to include provision for the mitigation of the unintended, but yet undeniable difficulties that those actions create for everyone less influential, but who are  still negatively affected. This with no regard for the persons who suppose that they themself granted that political power by voting, and whose own labor created the wealth held now by others, that whom now only disregard them entirely.           

iv.) Compromise = Governance           5/23/2014        (776)  revised 3/19/2015

 “If… injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go; perchance it (the friction) will wear (it) smooth — certainly the machine will wear out. If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy (your trouble & effort to change it) will not be worse than the evil (the injustice), but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn.”  

   Henry David Thoreau     from On Civil Disobedience (1849)
Our present political system of operating our government is completely broken. Thus so irrationally, but intentionally polarized are much of the population who are forever induced to support prominent political cell groups controlling our government, distinct from, but in cahoots with the elected office holders, and then again with the correspondingly, distinctly polarized news media so that compromise cannot even be allowed to appear to exist. Any such function, of proposed or supposed agreement by office holders of either stripe, with their opposite number is immediately broadcast by both respective lap dog media platforms, these claiming ‘betrayal of principle’ and ‘unworthiness to hold office.’ For compromise serves neither those in power or their respective media in their goal of maintaining the monetary conditions of the status quo so favorable to them now. Naturally they only support that proposition believing themself that if things generally do not change, then it follows that things will not change (for themself).
The caliber in the pool of candidates for higher office today in the United States is so poor, and too so self-aware of that fact, that these creatures are virtually interchangeable once elected, so they do not dare attempt any action except to bend to the winds that may blow from polls of their donors, and as bid to them by media reportage.
This state of events can hardly be termed government at all; from its undeniable results plainly observable in the acts of our elected office holders at present and rooted directly back to the Ronald Reagan administration. Rather than a functional government, we are experiencing a systematic redistribution of the savings, the labor and even the homes and possessions of all American citizens others world wide of only moderate income levels, to an increasingly narrow group if wealthy persons, their minions, and various corporate, government and media interests. This is being perpetrated brazenly by the open purchasing of power by the proverbial ‘1%,’ acting thus as if they are buying elections on eBay, and also buying up personal control of entire media platforms as if they are bush league sports franchises.
So, news cycle to news cycle, election cycle, to primaries, to election cycle, we have gone about our lives knowing something is badly wrong, but not quite able to see it, or actually believe what is happening to us at all. International treaties send jobs and even the capital equipment that workers here once operated, to overseas. So called ‘good jobs’ are now almost completely gone from manufacturing, leaving at best the pursuit of medical, government, data services and the arts for most persons as the only ways to earn a decent level of income. So thus institutional higher education, health insurance, a home mortgage and a family are largely unattainable for anyone who cannot get financial help from their family or elsewhere. Even military combat veterans get snot tissue treatment by a corrupt Congress that cares only for the money that gives them power and advantage.
Present governance = swindle, this analysis based on the result of this equational system relating great complexity here, even if broken down to bite sized chunks. I want to emphasize strongly that the state we are in is mainly perpetuated by a long life packed with known and acknowledged errors in living it, oblivious to certain of the political and economic factors considered in this system. These allow others to annually mow hay from out of our unguarded distraction. This equation is offered only as a tool to put all the things you already know onto a framework that will give you a perspective not only of how we got to this sad economic and political state; but how we can win back our nation by peaceful means. 

v.) Service of Random Kindness      5/26/2014        (657)   revised 3/19/2015

"The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls — the worst man is as strong as    the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year,      but on what kind of man (person) you drop from your chamber into the street every morning." 

   Henry David Thoreau   'Slavery in Massachusetts' (1854)
The most important thing in my life has proven to be giving my service to other people. All of my ideas and intentions have self-serving aspects I admit, but this does not diminish the good that incorporating service and kindness to others has done for me, as much as for those I mean to serve. I became a Buddhist monk ‘in fact,’ that is that I took my 6 vows and have faithfully kept them for 25 years. I took this path as a means of learning, concentrating, observing, listening to find out, and at the time I had no idea what. That unknown became so attractive to me that for an ordinary life, a job, a wife, or a family became completely out of the question. Further however, what other comfort or rewards these offered have not been defeated for me by the responsibilities I forswore along with them in the times that have followed in my own solitary life.
The barrier for my decision to accept the responsibility of a family, employment and every aspect these bring, chiefly is the loss of valuable private decisions about the use of invaluable time. Pinched for that time, it is thus so often true that kindness is the first thing that we abandon. Giving our time to another is often the kindest thing that we can possibly do for them, only we feel that money becomes the same thing as time, because we sell so much of our precious time for money, but then fail to realize that we would later gladly give much more money to have a fraction of our time back.
It is now impossible for me to separate responsibility from service to others. I can’t believe that all of the help and the love others have given me throughout my life was quid pro quo due to me from my actions or my own personality, or could be thus accounted fully deserved at all. In fact it is clear that I am selfish and self-serving in the bulk of my decisions and actions. That said, still I can say that each kindness I have received, eventually I have recognized as such, even when it didn’t always seem as such in the moment. So in time I became able to recognize the suffering in other persons who I meet; and come to recognize it as my own. In this light it becomes natural to spare a moment to be with a person who wants comfort, as so many have done for me in my own life.
In our united way culture of ‘no time to spare’ we have come to view helping others as a deduction from our paycheck, or a dollar handed out the window to a proud veteran , or other unhappy person standing roadside.  Don’t mistake kindness for a hurried handout; that is welcome do doubt, but beyond a bite to eat many persons really need a kind ear to pour out their suffering, for that is truly different from talking it out alone, into the air. And remember most, that in listening to the suffering of others, that you cannot solve their problems for them, really, but in listening to them it is possible for her to work it through for herself. Eventually a solution of their own will present itself to them. We can never really know the result of the kindness we do for others, and maybe it is best that way.

vi.) Rolling Wheel: Out of Control? or Going the Right Way? 5/27/2014   (748)  

 revised 3/19/2015

"Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man? There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from    which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly. I please myself with imagining a         State at least which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor; which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few were to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow-men. A State which bore this kind of fruit, and suffered it to drop off as fast as it ripened, would prepare the way for a still more perfect and glorious State, which also I have imagined, but (have) not yet anywhere seen."
    Henry David Thoreau   On Civil Disobedience (1849)
One important aspect of any equation is your own decision about whether it is useful, and if the problem it purports to address is important to you at all. The aim of the equation expressed in this system is essentially to encourage  readers to perhaps, fill in any gaps that may exist in their thought process, that her own real life may have prevented connecting numerous problems around the world, nationally, and even in your own life to a common source of all of these problems.
All of these problems are rooted in deficits in individual human beings' perceptions of objects; including money, government, education and responsibility. Archaic structures of government are based on errors concerning the benefits of collective actions based on traditional democratic principles. Democracy has plainly proven itself to be a clumsy, wolf in sheep’s clothing, perhaps once it was the very best human beings could manage to govern themself, even while always clearly acknowledging its shortcomings. Today democracy has become toxic and even so in fact to wealthy persons who themselves attempt to purchase political power and judicial decisions. In this analysis the decisions handed down so far by the present Chief Justice John Roberts led Supreme Court of the United States have so aggravated the disparity between rich and poor, that these may be termed as criminal by their apparent brazen redistribution of wealth and thus political influence to an increasingly narrow cohort of corporate interests and wealthy individuals: whose interests are plainly regarded as taking precedence over those of less privileged persons.
The legislature is not less culpable in this drastic transfer of wealth over the past decades. The polarization of interest by the two dominant political cell groups, aggravated by the advent of the 24 hour news cycle that leads persons with little time to attempt to even imperfectly understand all of the important issues that affect them. Most consume one sided newscasts as if it were a brand of beer; always reinforcing static perceptions, because no opposing perspectives ever even come in to their notice. Again these interactions of legislators, and news media, corporate and wealthy interests act to divide and conquer the population who are oppressed by deficits both of money and of time, and have little ability to know or research the ‘information’ they consumed, reported to them by various media sources. As for the executive function of government, there is little of substance that it can accomplish effectively in light of the stubborn gridlock that has ground governance into a mere giveaway to the privileged persons who are contributors to public office holders.
This systems’ conclusions are arrived at by aggregating this artist’s lifetimes observations of, and analysis of world and national events. No assertion is being made here that any ultimate ‘truth’ is established in these observations; however there is a flat assertion that they cannot be shown to be in error. We seem to be today at the cusp of real change in our society, by technological advances in communications, and present availability of access to data at affordable costs make change not just possible, but certain. However it is not our phones and better computers that make it inevitable, it is only the intent and self-education of individual persons that in the end will prevail.

vii) Decisions Are Made One and One …and One Each Her Own    (5/27/2014)  (471)   Revised 3/19/2015         

"I am a parcel of vain striving tied by a chance bond together.”
  Henry David Thoreau   poem Sic Vita, st. 1 (1841)
 As career democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neil famously observed “all politics are local.” This from a far past era yet in this authors brief lifetime when politicians felt some responsibility to their constituents; and even often still worked to reach reasonable compromise, in service of course, to the interests of home districts primarily and then after that only tangentially to the moneyed interests.
I observe today that such ‘honest graft’ is largely of the far past decades, and that elected principal office holders now serve only their political cell groups, who endorse them heartily to hapless fellow travelers participating in voting. The many and very interested financiers of their campaigns, that they buy for them from branded media vendors with cash money, and who are barking only for one of the two respective political cells in control. Using the control of access as the de facto source of most news content, government spokespeople; media vendors are made their lapdogs, and so too of the political cell groups, and by extension their campaign contributors’ who aim to buy both at once. Sweeping national legislation is sold remarkably cheaply to them, and commonly the minions of these indicated money dispensers even are allowed to write it themselves for their master’s profit; this in time has resulted directly the spiraling downfall of our national economy, debasing all employment and so the security of all other persons.
We are fed confusion by a 24 hour news-cycle composed chiefly of one to three minute bites of the apple representing the knowledge of good and evil done to us in our governance, by our corrupt and deliberately ineffectual government. Clearly the result is this: all politics are now individual.
Activism is personal, and solutions are nowhere to be found in collective actions or decisions taken within the status quo. Linguistic tactics used including such terms as ‘race,’ ‘injustice,’ ‘environment,’ ‘freedom fries,’ 'Benghazi' etc. are cynical distortions used to divide and prevent us from understanding the misdirection, and into distraction, emotionalism and fear where the very opposites of true perception and thus courage is called for. Our elected officials are serving the ends of ignorance and bound to the crazy calculus of mutually assured crappiness that is a remnant of all past archaic government. We are controlled, and pacified by the difficulty and confusion built into our lives, and that saps what energy we have to labor to dispel it ourself with all of the responsibilities we bear of earning our own living in order to pay our own bills.

Quoting the bard: “war is over if you want it.”

viii) War With Distraction//Peace With Diffusion part 1   5/29/20 (350)  revised 


"The Indian...stands free and unconstrained in Nature, is her inhabitant and not her guest, and wears her easily and gracefully. But the civilized man has the habits of the house. His house is a prison." 
    Henry David Thoreau  -April 26, 1841
Tonight I hit a common snag, that of tackling a variable that is plainly simple, in my own perception, but linguistically it offers to balloon so that is takes on itself a greater number of component variables contained in it, than this system equation it is a part of contains as a whole. Metaphysically this tends to defeat the main purpose, because to express this in spoken or written language requires too much exposition to be useful in this propositional equation system.
So here is an outline to work from, which in my hour evolved thus far:

Fortunately for this project, virtually everyone is familiar with the subject of each part detailed in the memes above; enough to forgo defining each of these component parts of this variable component under examination. As the aim of this system is to demonstrate the distraction that has evolved in dividing the relations, responsibilities and clear intentions of each of the players in our political system, from their clear relation to government, and thus so to us persons bearing its yoke.
The simple memes in the above equation diagnosis’s of many of the aspects of distraction, clearly fleshing out the total count of these causes to be somewhere just south of infinity; if one were fool enough to go on listing them that way. Every single reader may easily double the complexity diagramed above just accounting their own life, in well below an hour and without real effort. So I say to you: why bother with this distraction? How far does it pay, in a metaphysical pursuit, detailing the inadequacies of a system of archaic governance, and accounting its nefarious and systematic robbery thereby? For myself I have better use of my attention than to detail these dismal paragraphs any further.

ix) War With Distraction/Peace With Diffusion Part 2 5/29/2014

(383) revised 3/19/2015

"I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad. They who know of no purer sources of truth, who have traced up its stream no higher, stand, and wisely stand, by the Bible and the Constitution, and drink at it there with reverence and humility; but they who behold where it comes trickling into this lake or that pool, gird up their loins once more, and continue their pilgrimage toward its fountain-head. "
    Henry David Thoreau  from On Civil Disobedience (1849)
It left behind a pile of bits of paper on the table in making the two memes below, contrasting common elements of distraction with those of diffusion, as they are useful to consider in this case. If you can decipher my hand there I think my point is made clearly, both in the labels and the form I present them in these variable memes. Only the two terms and the labels floating around them express the dharma aspect in this part of the equation, everyone who reads this will instantly understand many things about each component label, and each person will have her own interpretation of how these connect within her own world view and present reality.
This is ultimately why this brand of distraction is so deep in our culture, and exists in each of our own lives. The variations of these numerous subjective aspect values in all of these noted examples and countless others are constantly in flux. For this reason I don't believe in villains or in heroes as the cause of the vast majority of the suffering that each person experiences. At worst, or perhaps at best, the things we do to correct are mainly our best guess at going forward without error. Subjectively any combination of these aspects that we determine as true or false is easy enough to decide on with consideration for our own intent or our own desire. Objectively all equations reveal their errors plainly. The amount of exposition we tell ourself or tell to others to justify our equational deviation, that aspect will show painfully no matter how we may wish to ignore our error.

x.) Every One Has Their Thoughts and Desires 6/2/2014 (719) revised 3/19/2015

"It is a great art to saunter"
   Henry David Thoreau - April 26, 1841"
This above is an obvious truth, and its practical amplification, by the advent of technology and affordable world-wide communications, goes far to support my contention that democracy has become undesirable and inadequate to serve our needs in this century, and now going forward, its sole function has become to redistribute the money, possessions and precious time of the mass of citizens and residents for the profit of those with wealth and the intent to buy even more power and influence with that wealth.
In continuing to cling fast to the beloved illusion of an American democracy, that in now archaic; we cannot help but see that it is a myth, and that now it is in fact, the chief agent of our national economic decline. With cold examination free of prejudice, it may be seen clearly that parental government is the chief systemic cause of much suffering to all Americans as well as to everyone else around the world alike. Advocates for our present political decision makers and in explanation of their decisions, merely defend their own inability to imagine, let alone believe that anything may be superior to the status quo; and let me immediately admit: that my only contrary claim is now expressed by this system. Simply put, I advocate that we shall all aim to become better educated in every day that passes, and that everyone should immediately, be okay with every aspect of it, and each one free to determine the path of  her own life.
In one recent, terrible misogynistic murder spree (find date and link) by a deranged boy who believed the crap that he learned all his life of consuming sterile media content, but it did not at last comport to a very desirable life for himself.  At his end, even though he felt that he had done all that the media had told him to do, so that chicks would go for him reliably; regrettably all of that nonsense was just a wash for him. It is only aggravating the broad issue to feel punitive towards a deranged child badly misbehaving, simply because that one, who legally got hold of a loaded gun, just as any criminal may do and will do to suit her purpose. I can’t think of a thing to justify this behavior, certainly nothing to excuse this person’s crime. And so now this one is dead too, as I reckon they all end up so lately.
Why not realize such as these hopeless killers are spawned in desperation, not in a vacuum. They are born into the clutches of unfiltered media, and if so thus without even the rudder of parental care, and form their personality without receiving such aid of loving mentoring, as is the responsibility we each bear towards one another. The news item at reference here proves that money is not a total cure for, nor yet to me at least, is mere poverty the logical cause of suffering; whatcha think?
Hey look! [[[ This is a great spot to add traffic enforcement with punitive judicial sentencing and such fines and penal service as revenue for the government to the list of sad benefits we have won by cutting tax rates of those persons most blessed with dough.]]]  Even after all the past decades waiting, believing the necessity that those tax giveaways to the wealthy, and the tricky too surely at last one day can trickle down? Down at last onto the families swimming, swimming around under their mortgaged homes. Persons who are 'informed' by media sources that they are themself poor poor victims of naughty bankers, and as such who may think that they must drown dead, if they were to pay more to keep the house, keep it by struggling and suffering poverty (not consuming), because it is said to cost (here commonly termed as 'debt') more than it is worth; this said of the same home that the same family had lately loved and wanted so much to live in themselves. Here money clearly supersedes, and distorts actual human considerations by reducing them all to follow the convenient determined avenues to maintain the status quo.

xi.) We Can No Longer Pretend to Know What Is in Play 

 6/4/2014   (549)   revised 3/19/2015   
"I saw that the State was half-witted, that it was timid as a lone woman with her silver spoons, and that it did not know its friends from its foes, and I lost all my remaining respect for it, and pitied it."
   Henry David Thoreau   from On Civil Disobedience (1849)
At some point in our history government bureaucrats confidently issued collected facts and figures to define most aspects of national production and trade in commodities and manufactured products, and could seem to account a reliable census, and even to a degree, control immigration into this country.  Thus making the figures broadly collected aggregate and so thus attempted to make some forward predictions, to be used in central planning to benefit industry, and forecast the required infrastructure to benefit business and employment.  Yes there was a time in history where this was attempted, if of course, it always accompanied shameless profiteering by the wealthy, and so too the grafting public office holders. No one pretends to really believe that such is remotely useful today as the drain of trade treaties has past made middle class prosperity in to a grim joke to persons working away with little prospect for prosperity coming out of government planning. The concept of maximum profitability (macro-economic systems) has undermined any or most of the countless intangible assets of all companies, professions and commodities and the traditional markets they have inhabited or always until now supported. This makes us merely minnows swimming, working, waiting to be swallowed up by the next big fish that buys and sells our livelihood for a fast buck in their own pocket.

Resulting thus in effect, that no one can say with certainty; anything collectively about anything, beyond the narrow sphere of aspects directly related to her own personal life. Consider only the auto part your mechanic needs to repair your trusty old car. It lies now far away in a central distribution warehouse, waiting to ship, and then to come overnight, if the right part can be determined and located at all. If it does come, it is as likely as not to be not quite right, or else some other repair may also be needed too, so at last you can get on the road again. This expansion of the chronological aspect of an automobile repair reflects the steep decline of the auto industry and the auto parts industry not caused by foreign competition, but instead mainly indicative of the steep decline in the income of former customers that prevents them from being able to purchase fleets of new cars each year; those formerly called collectively ‘workers’ but who are increasingly now accounted only as consumers. 
The middle class is now rapidly shifting its savings out of bank accounts and right into its arsenal gun collections. This has caused chaos in many social aspects of our society. Money, patriotism, family, self-preservation, mass murder, politicized health care delivery, taxation without real representation, anger, sorrow; and at last, the end of our own functional self-governance, and the murder of old ideas of American democracy.  And just try to find most indie comic books offered for sale currently in a typical American local comic shop (lcs).

xii.) There Is No Legislating Out of the Status Quo   6/5/2014   (415) revised 3/19/2015

"All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. But almost all say that such is not the case now. But such was the case, they think, in the Revolution of '75. 

If one were to tell me that this was a bad government because it taxed certain foreign commodities brought to its ports, it is most probable that I should not make an ado about it, for I can do without them.

All machines have their friction; and possibly this does enough good to counterbalance the evil. At any rate, it is a great evil to make a stir about it. But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer. "

    Henry David Thoreau   from On Civil Disobedience (1849)

We are here in the present moment together, so now we are suffering to be ruled over by a degenerate group, posing as adversarial patriots who are sworn to be mainly concerned with the public good; and yet every action they take publicly, brands them as criminals in intent and in action. Like pigs at the trough gobbling up our ever diminishing prosperity, and only even looking up briefly at times of re-election just to urge reform by which you vote their own opponents out of power. By diligently voting voting voting voting "we will change," the 'our party’ has only your interests in our hearts," etc. In fact you may notice that the only aspect of governance universally agreed among them by every participant in a political cell group is that you should register and always vote is a telling key to unlock the truth of their crooked game.

It is a cynical sleight-of-hand shell game, we grab for the 'pea' of reform under the shell of false promises that are never collected, or have any prayer of derailing the gravy train of our own elected public office holders. Many such aspects are named in the diagram below and sadly, every variable is understood too well by each one reading into this system. This illustration is just a handy tool collecting many into one meme; but also each of you can surely add a few tentacles I have neglected here; I betcha.

xiii.) Static Perception Arrested Thought/ Impediments to Progress    

(414)  revised 3/19/2015       
"My work consists of two parts: the one presented here plus all that I have not written. And it is precisely this second part that is the important one.”
   Ludwig Wittgenstein
An individual aspect such as this is difficult to describe sensibly, so I will just rely on the title of this equation to express the major part of my meaning. I think the best I can describe my thesis of this phrase is this: everything is in a constant state of change, but often we just cannot notice it. This is human and only natural in light of the complexity of every person’s day to day life concerns. We go on in a comfortable routine most of our lives, pausing in confusion when our old habits no longer serve us as they once did. We don’t see ourselves this way of course, but can see the confusion plainly enough in others around us. A parent seems not to realize that we are now adults, and insist upon patronizing us. Friends may go on attached to old ways that we now have lost interest in doing; those wedding bells are breaking up this old gang of mine.
These changes are rooted in each our individual chronological needs and desires in the world this makes a rich tapestry of lives lived well. But many choose to ignore change, in favor of clinging to a comfortable simplicity, one that with enough money accrued on account they hope to weave into a cocoon to shield us, from ambiguous uncertainty brought on chiefly by our continuous regular interactions with others. This aspect of human nature is, to some degree itself the root of suffering in most. We may cling to favorite T.V. programs, sports teams, unhappy employment, and or assign the definition of our own permitted amount of liberty to some ineffective political cell-group and its office holders, just because we have always hoped that these are capable of providing us a seeming security in this uncertain world, but in the point of present crisis causes that we suppose we have no time to do this for ourself.
The expression of this single metaphysical observation aims to transcend the function of language; the description I have written here above would have little weight of meaning, except for the fact that you the reader may feel the truth of these assertions as a fact of your own life.

xiv.) Actual May be (only) Perception         6/7/2014   (473)      revised 3/19/2015

 "It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious."
   Alfred North Whitehead
In the early 1980s I realized that I was only really able to observe and begin to understand that the world as a contiguous proposition, and then I began to make meaningful artworks by seeing my subjects thus with multiple perspectives and connections. Otherwise the result of my work is to show only a partial aspect, and unless this is my intention in making a work, or else if it is made instead for a commercial purpose, such work has little satisfaction for me.
If we could read one anothers' minds, perhaps we could completely convey our ideas and our meanings crystal clearly to another person, and without misunderstandings. But for the most part we have only language to communicate, and even to think with by ourselves; so in some ways every thought, and every expression deviates in some way from our intention. So in attempting to embroider with details in an attempt to be specific requires exposition, whether speaking or in written language; and exposition requires an increased chronological element to express it, and this factor demands attention, concentration, and often great energy even to guess the result of any given extended, complex use of language.

As I began studying Principia Mathematica the following proposition immediately leapt out at me as applicable to all human interactions.

. (x) . x = x
or  I assert “x is true of all values of x = equals x.” or “everything equals itself.” as a definite proposition. This led me to devise my very first propositional equation as follows
φ = the class of all persons as individuals
x^ = the expression denoting each individual’s intelligence
φx^ = expresses the set (x^1, x^2, …x^n) containing the aggregate representing each human being’s intelligence
x^ = . ~∞= each person’s intelligence is less than infinite since each person’s intelligence is ~∞ it follows
. (x) . φx^ = . ~∞

or my definite assertion that no person can rightly be seen more intelligent than another person. I call this Comic Book Shaman’s Infinite Intelligence theorem. This is a fine tool to demonstrate the essential function of our system. You may agree or disagree with my theorem’s conclusion, you may have made a thousand observations that seem to prove without question that in your experience its opposite must be true. But this assertion, and all assertions that follow are not determined by truth or falsehood; only that they will never be proven in error.

Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”
   -Don Juan Matus

xv.) Money Went ‘Round The Bend       6/10/2014        (775)    revised 3/19/2015

 "Never give a sucker an even break"
   William Claude Fields (film title)      
Money can be simply useful to anyone. Money too has a price like nearly everything in this world has; generally all working people pay that price with their own precious time. The time we work for a paycheck, the effort we give, forgoing other desired activities or repose. Also we may pay for our money with objects we create or have acquired to later exchange for cash money. These innocuous aspects of money that we can see that seem to us to be the root factor in every problematic equation constituting all of the parameters of our life here on earth, but they are not finally the core of our worthiness or even our chief defense against all adversity.
Money transcends being only a simple tool supporting basic purposes of commerce because always as it masses into the control of any individual or group; its aspect changes in certain fundamental ways, in its own nature. This is because money’s uses change both in purpose and in velocity, according to infinite perspectives of those who control it. A bank, a large business interest, a corporation, a university, a hospital, a church, a philanthropist, a money market manager, any criminal enterprise, a stock or commodities trader; each of these has different perspectives on raising and using huge amounts of money, and the results of each constitutes a separate and distinct nature of the affect that money has and also even more importantly what that nature will display in the future.
As a particular example, the oligarchic acquisition of so many brand name companies in the food, retail, entertainment industries, and as well of oil, commodities, and transportation into the hands of a few big corporations that are controlled by fewer and fewer very wealthy individuals, and avoiding too the past practices more equitable in that redistribution by way of taxation. It is disappointing is that we everyone have lost sight of the origin of these huge fortunes; and so too have most of the ones who now control its title, and believing is everything, so they thus conceive that they alone have earned the fruits of a million others’ labor and consumption as the natural order rewarding their virtue and acumen; so we do that too, commonly rest reassured then that by our own dedication to static concepts regarding property rights, personal prerogatives, and democratic values.
Thus because money has gone ‘round the bend' and out of our sight, it is natural to forget it, since we no longer see it or think about it as an object of all of our common creation, but which it most certainly is. Still as the level of its velocity that money is moving away from us is because in past times when this nation was truly prosperous, the functioning governance taxed those gains as much as 90%, and to the howls then of the extremely wealthy, but to a huge benefit to all persons who had such a growth in their standard of living that many, and constantly expanding new sources of fortunes so derived were to be discovered.
In past times those hated and reviled taxes built roads, bridges, dams’, culverts, all types of flood prevention projects, national parks and capital projects in 50 states, bought fleets of vehicles and equipment; and also education and employment for millions of ourselves and our neighbors. I’m not suggesting that the asshole Ronald Reagan and his ideological progeny were not patriotic, or even completely in error for the way they serve a disinterested population by dogmatic hyperbole. I do state flatly now that judged by the specific policies that resulted in devastation to our national economy it is clear that whole crowd had, and still exhibits little understanding of the trouble they cause in putting their own ideology and bigotry at the very front of their theoretical political equation of governance, where that should not have been at all. To inject some more partisan present day balance into this systems’ analysis, I will flatly state that Clinton guy was equally destructive with his trade agreement treaties and arrogant hail-fellow-well-met distractions; but I like the Obama, he at least has proven to be Presidential and reasonable, this is the way an executive honestly and effectively functions. Do not take these analytical assessments as partisan endorsements, for I maintain that all political cell affiliations are to be despised, and thus here advocate seeing only the actions, and the results of men and woman in elected office without a narrow partisan filter.

xvi.) Weeping and Gnashing of teeth      6/13/2014   (585)     revised 3/19/2015

“1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my     dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his servants, the wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”

…Jesus of Nazareth - Matthew 22; 1-14

That great New Testament economist/philosopher Jesus points out in this parable that life is good for everyone, but too, whether you are a king or just a guy off the street invited to a wedding party, shit happens, so we have to just deal with it and keep going. We are alive only in the present moment and in a very real sense each moment is an eternity that we cannot escape. How we chose to regard the moment we find ourselves in, is largely indicative of how we are likely to feel about each moment of our life. Our mere determination that the present moment is “good” or ‘bad,’ is a perspective that affects every aspect of our fears, our unhappiness, even our satisfaction by the kind aspect/things life brings us all.
By attempting to always assure that our desired outcomes prevail, or in delivering on depraved promises purchased for ideological outcomes, what we strive to defeat only grows in resistance and gains ever more power over us. For example it is to be observed that in present governance the conservative faction seeks every device to dictate the parameters of future legislation; thus hoping to exclude arbitrary issues that they are paid off to despise. As legislators believe such tactics protect their own partisan interests, and instigate such legislation, that weak and vain desire certainly assures the worst possible outcome, and we each would find the results much better if they would honestly negotiate those outcomes when they arise. Instead these cowardly acts, constantly done to each of us by our own legislators, find us collectively weeping and gnashing each our own teeth.

xvii.) A distortion of every nature; is at the base of every equation   

 6/26/2014 (379)   revised 3/8/2015

"Every poet has trembled on the verge of Science.
If you are describing any occurrence... make two or more distinct reports at different times... We discriminate at first only a few features, and we need to reconsider our experience from many points of view and in various moods in order to perceive the whole."
   Henry David Thoreau Quotes from Journals (1838-1859)
Here again I think the title is really the whole essence of this variable proposition. If it suggests a certainty to you; then it’s all good. If you have read very far in this system, but still are not comfortable with how the above title serves this function, don’t worry, this bit effectively just boosts all of the other, sister variables.
dichotomies of distortions
In conventional thought we depend heavily upon dual-concepts as true and false, good and bad, wrong and right; and applying them as labels onto people, ideas, objects, and all sorts of aspects of our lives. We want these to simplify our life, reducing all to one choice or another. But we see that persons, and also any other collective interests that we are fond of, have ever changing natures to them; some that even thus may give us pleasure. We each have a sphere containing the capacity of our comfortable ambiguity and of course this may vary from person to person. These distortions free up our intent momentarily to do things that normally we would not do.
don’t let the sound of your own wheels
It is only in disregarding these distortions, that we make serious errors that divert us, and change our actions so thus preventing us from having our intended result. When we become convinced of the permanence of this or that of anything on Gods good earth, that it is yet another sign of inevitable error coming sure. Understand that errors are frequent in everyone’s lives, and for the most part they have little effect, and in fact sometimes even turn out for the best; nothing is ever true or false in all cases, and when one attempts to assert a truth to be ‘eternal,’ or ‘natural;’ she arrives at last only at nonsense.

xviii.) All Problems integrated, reduced, and reconstructed   8/29/2014           (631)    revised 3/19/2015  

"Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that, if they should resist the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse. Why is it not more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the     alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them?  Why does it always crucify Christ, and excommunicate Copernicus and Luther, and pronounce Washington and Franklin rebels?"
   Henry David Thoreau  On Civil Disobedience (1849)

I find very often, that the system aspect I am applying does not quite fit the nature that I want to prevail in it. Usually it needs to be worn in a bit, rethought, and other aspects in proximity may even have to change as well for it to be a good fit. Remember that it is never just one thing that defeats you, or just one thing that drives you forward. You always have a choice; to pursue the single narrow, dedicated course is not really better than another more broad series of interests, and we will only know in looking back, what actually was the result of our intent.

The problem is the bigness
When our plans are born of a budget, and with a goal to profit as a main consideration; then I say that the result is as likely to be an albatross as a attainment. This is an inherent drawback, inevitable in any sort of collaboration, even with oneself. The real problem is the bigness of the project’s aspect nature cuts off and stilts all of its surrounding natures. By this I mean any people, businesses, contracts, time etc. affected by this bigness. This may be good for some and less good for others. So, life goes on.

Monkey see
Like the sand in a stream we are each the accumulation of aspects layered chronologically; shaped by effects of force and inertia upon us. We drift along accumulating scraps of identity, and then shedding them like lizard skins.  Start to finish, that is a constant for all persons alike, and so many are trapped solidly by not reaching beyond their own expectations. By integrating changes in this manner, and always with kindness, we accrue to us certain power whose nature cannot be harnessed, but is certainly to be used. Used by anyone.

Catch Your Own Perception
Reduce, integrate, reconstruct, there is an infinite choice of ways to see a given problem and we are free to explore them all, but we only limit ourself. You are totally in charge of what is big or small in nearly all situations. Please tax your own perception. If you can allow yourself to change your perception of variables when the need is apparent, the plan comes closer to integration. You may well control changes in your own money, your own time, your own education, your beautiful appearance and self-worth by decisions made as you move through life, in a way that makes sense to you. It is no good having our life dictated only by finance, by fate or by luck. Better to strive to make those things suit yourself better by living the life you want to.

xix.) Care For Distraction         7/1/2014     (425)          revised 3/19/2015

“I found in myself, and still find, an instinct toward a higher, or, as it is named, spiritual life, as do most men, and (also) another (''instinct') toward a primitive rank and savage one, and I reverence them both.
I love the wild not less than the good. The wildness, and adventure that are in fishing still, recommended it to me. I like sometimes to take rank hold on life; and spend my day more as the animals do.”
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.
There are nowadays professors of philosophy, but not philosophers. Yet it is admirable to profess; because it was once admirable to live.
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.”
   Henry David Thoreau – Walden
Having recognized that every word, thought and action we take, ends up a distortion of our own perfect intention; perhaps we would become immobile and unable to move forward at all, except for our own tendencies to be easily distracted.
One would not be wrong to dismiss that as making too fine a distinction; but on the other hand a shaman reckons that this is 'key' in seeing aspect translation into determined chronological factor. By this I mean to say that every aspect of life, an object , an idea, perhaps a person, each of these we interpret as a translation of the information we have perceived, and as it integrates with all that you already know regarding that aspect. Separately but instantly, there attaches a chronological reckoning as each of these variable factors enter into a given equation. For example the trigonometric sequence calculated in every driving experience, or just a delay, spending unplanned hours getting ready to go, it is natural to fall into a groove of each our own individual perception.
It is not very important to consciously gauge these chronological factors precisely, only it can be surprisingly useful to be aware that this small aspect of distraction exists; exists in everything there is. But the more your life is clearly defined, and comfortable, these considerations hold for mere exasperation's sake. However artists, outdoorspeople, athletes, gamers, and anyone who enjoys creativity can play this little distraction up into infinite perspectives.

xx.) Commerce and industry must be viable without subsidy   7/5/2014 (267)    revised 3/19/2015    

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately(;) to confront only the essential facts of life,   and see if I could not learn what it had to teach (me)(;) and (so) not when I came to die(;) discover that I had not lived.
I (do) did  not wish to live(;) what (is) was not life, living is so dear; nor (do)did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep, and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so; sturdily and Spartan-like(;) as to put to rout all that was not life(;) to cut a broad swath, and shave close, to drive life into a corner(;) and reduce it to its lowest terms.” 
  Henry David Thoreau  Walden: Life In the Woods (1854)
Below is a demo of metaphysical process of expressing innovation in radical ideas both written and in spoken language as here in this system. To first expand this exercise into extraordinary syntax, or even formal institutional language remains as simple labor for anyone conversant in the English language and able to perform and document everything; nice like.  
I often pose similar problems to apprentices, usually involving their own interests and experiences. One easily understands all the aspects of the calculus depicted below, but each will interpret them by their personal tastes and beliefs, understandings, hopes etc.  Get out your post-its, and expand or redo. And think about everything, and imagine how even the small things matter and may affect the whole in surprising ways.

the first part is my analysis of the variable, very macro

 This is one suggestion of possible threads of remedy

xxi.) as obstacles to progress;   7/6/2014     (20)  revised 3/19/2015

          arms trade/ warfare/ environmental neglect/ poverty/ government/ pro façade

file rez
hi rez seems
to us safer; and to
reach such resolution:
hone in sharp; then
adjust resolution;

x    (times)

your own life experience/perception

=    (equals)

Hello; your socks are attractive;
and we dance;
I knew we are
time is always one aspect;
I am comfortable now
inhaling your
kind intention
as (when) you dressed.

Don’t be a prick, that is
not kind, please
observe the wake
you have made by your
intentions and activity;
take it out on people who
do trouble you with
tyranny or chew up your
time to pass their own.
but speak truth and
shelter by it; it is a beacon
that some others see or

It is my practice to routinely
question, but reserve judgment
as I decide to do.
everyone has an illusory
aspect that we open as a
basket to contain our tonal;
like a Bic in a boot.
there is neither right or
wrong except when
resulting in unkind events.
All conflict rises from persons;
this is where growth
manifests, as chronologically
randomly clicks I reckon thus.
And spirits travel.

xxii.) Love thy planet/god as thyself       7/18/2014   (425)         revised 3/8/2015

“How can a man be satisfied to entertain an opinion merely, and enjoy it?

Is there any enjoyment in it, if his opinion is that he is aggrieved?

Action from principle — the perception and the performance of right — changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was. 

It not only divides states and churches, it divides families; ay, it divides the individual, separating the diabolical in him from the divine." 

   Henry David Thoreau   -On Civil Disobedience 1849

It is okay for each one to be kind to ourself. The events in every person’s life accumulate value as it goes on, and as these experiences accrue she changes daily. And just as an elbow in a creek bed catches stratified micro-layers, similarly too the metaphysical applications that one has available in a given space of time may enable us to see persons as luminous, as they each are. Depending upon the point we start to notice it, we soon are juggling aspects of our life, our responsibilities, and as a result of our desires, the ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’ tend to interchange their places fluidly, as do our own perspectives.

we areRude-Borg’
I can recognize a good case myself that the planet earth that we live on is god. Thus because I can see new aspects of the planet every day, after many years I see them all for the luminous beauty that they each have, and also that they have all been put here to be considered and to be loved.  Our own god/planet, our own minds, each our own will, and we exist chronologically, we exist on a spectrum, but we can act only now. Now is the exact time of extraordinary flux in our individual human perception and ability. As more persons themself awake to this, and thus assert that they have, we must each then be mindful that many others, even right around us, are fighting still against their own oppression, their own poverty, and from war and hunger every day on this our only god/planet. Be mindful also that many advantages we enjoy also have us profit by others who are suffering her own injustices. Because we each have only this one planet, and our own one mind; our own single will; the way to change things is by your own individual decisions, one person at a time. Technology now makes this conceivable, maybe even practical, and participation seems worth believing in, and so I do.

xxiii.) Do unto others as you want back too     7/22/2014    (738)   revised 3/8/2015

"It is never too late to give up our prejudices."

   Henry David Thoreau

Many things are different, one from another. That helps us in this system to find out the infinity in our perceptions, and in all of the things that come to each ones’ life. Each of us having our own individually in fact, makes for many commonalities shared and that on the surface maybe we would not expect. I am not certain how much to try to expound on the importance that this variable carries in making this system viable.  I have no intention to give further exposition here about this in abstract form.

Instead please take a breath, follow along with this following clarification of the important aspects of the fine distinctions underlining all of the notational aspects of our system.

HANblogLAKA  *5   Definitions (add link)

definiendum: that which is defined (noted to the left).
definiens: that which it is defined as meaning (to the right with =)
“p É q . = . ~p v q  Df.”

Three primitive ideas have been introduced above which are not “defined” but only described. Their primitiveness is only relative to our expansion of logical connection and is not absolute; though of course such an exposition gains in importance according to the simplicity of its primitive ideas.

 These ideas are symbolized by “~p” and “p v q” and by “├” prefixed to a proposition.

Three definitions have been introduced:
p . q . = . ~(~p v ~ q)  Df,

p . É q .= . ~ p v q  Df,

p ≡ q . = . p É q . q ) p  Df.

Primitive propositions: some propositions must be taken without proof, since all inference proceeds from propositions previously asserted. These, like the primitive ideas are to some extent a matter
of arbitrary choice. Though, as in the previous case, a logical system grows in importance according as the primitive propositions are few and simple.

It will be found that owing to the weakness of the imagination in dealing with simple abstract ideas no very great stress can be laid upon their obviousness. They are obvious to the instructed mind, but then so are many propositions which cannot be quite true, as being disproved by their contradictory consequences.

The following are the primitive propositions employed in the calculus of propositions. The letters “Pp: stand for “primitive proposition.”

(1)     Anything implied by a true premise is true  Pp. This is the rule which justifies inference.

(2)     ├ : p v p . É . p  Pp. i.e. if p or p is true, then p is true.

 (3)  ├ : q  . É . q v p  Pp. i.e. if q is true then p or q is true.

(4)   ├ : p v q . É . q v p  Pp. i.e. if p or q is true, then q or p is true.

(5)   ├ : p v É q v r) . É . q v (p v r)  Pp i.e. if either p is true or “q or r” is true then either q is           true or “p or r” is true.

 (6)   ├ :. q É r . É : p v q . É . p É r  Pp’ i.e. if q implies r, then “p or q” implies “p or r.”

 (7)   “The axiom of identification of real variables.” When we have separately asserted two different functions of x where x is undetermined it is often important to know whether we can identify the x in one assertion with the x in the other. i.e. if   φ(x,y,z…) is a constituent in one assertion, and  φ(x,u,v…) is a constituent in another.

*3·03, *1·7, and *1·72 (which is the statement of this axiom).

Some simple propositions:

The law of the excluded middle: ├ . p v ~p.  (*2·11)

The law of contradiction: ├ . ~(p . ~p).  (*3·24)

The law of double negation: ├ . p ≡ ~(~p).   (*4·13)

The principle of transposition: this principle has various forms, namely:

       (*4·1)   ├ : p É q .≡ . ~q É ~p,

       (*4·11) ├ : p ≡ q . ≡ . ~p ≡ ~q,

       (*4·14) ├ :. p . q . É . r : ≡ : p . ~r . ) . ~q.  as well as other variations of these.

xxiv.) False Structures of Power are Untenable  7/28/2014  (951)   

revised 3/19/2015            

"If there were one who lived wholly without the use of money, the State itself would hesitate to demand it of him. But the rich man — not to make any invidious comparison — is always sold to the institution which makes him rich.
Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue; for money comes between a man and his objects, and obtains them for him; and it was certainly no great virtue to obtain it. It puts to rest many questions which he would otherwise be taxed to answer; while the only new question which it puts is the hard but superfluous one, how to spend it.
Thus his moral ground is taken from under his feet. The opportunities of living are diminished in proportion as what are called the "means" are increased. The best thing a man can do for his culture when he is rich is to endeavor to carry out those schemes which he entertained when he was poor.
Christ answered the Herodians according to their condition. "Show me the tribute-money," said he; — and one took a penny out of his pocket; — if you use money which has the image of Cæsar on it, and which he has made current and valuable, that is, if you are men of the State, and gladly enjoy the advantages of Cæsar's government, then pay him back some of his own when he demands it; "Render therefore to Cæsar that which is Cæsar's, and to God those things which are God's"— leaving them no wiser than before as to which was which; for they did not wish to know."
   Henry David Thoreau  On Civil Disobedience 1849

When wealth accumulates into narrow or personal control by individuals; its origin is thus dismissed , finished by a deposit into an account. This ledger sheet spell works for the wealthy; a time machine, Punch and Judy show it gives amusement along with bitter uneasiness. This finders-keepers ethos maintained by privilege and blindly swallowed by the authors of this booty bought shrewdly by the hour with the wealth acquired by their own labor. The work she is paid for on Friday still goes on, on off to grow and multiply through other hands, and sold in other places and in other forms all created for a paycheck, and after which we hold no further or conditional claim. To clarify this, that aspect is a potential calculus in all cases, but in fact is applicable only in specific cases. Each case must be determined in real time; however an aspect consideration of this nature is commonly taken as an offense by the news media and political cell group spokespeople. It is the prerogative of discrimination of data examination practices to see all sides of every issue, but the very opposite narrow focus that has always reliably sold products on TV. news. These false structures of power, held randomly in the incapable hands of persons who have either built up or inherited tremendous wealth are surely inequitable, but perhaps tolerable; until hubris leads these persons to attempt to inflict their screwy ideas and social philosophy by grasping onto all that they can see before them, by the widespread purchase of political influence. That influence is in turn mainly exerted to further exploit their workers and minimize the tax liability for their own wealth gained in that way, thus excluding the past manner that wealth has reentered society, by taxation in the past; but never now.

The whole money trick is to maintain the assumption that everything is as it should be in terms of the overall local, national and international distribution of wealth and privilege among people, based on maintaining intact the centuries of inequity, and accounting as nothing the brutal force that created all wealth and even now keeps so many toiling without a chance to live a better life.  We are held back by the lame assumption that the past binds us and prevents a future of improved prospects for all.

It is difficult to approach this dilemma without attributing such attitudes, and their results to the work of bad guys, or to some deranged political scheme to manipulate the system, to appear to change the faces of the current wealthy politicians or media speakers that be, into another crop of the same creatures. I want to be clear now in observing that there is little evidence that this is a conspiracy as such, but something more like natural opportunism, it would be assigning much more ability and intelligence to these persons to specifically plan the disasters, or even less so the windfalls that result from as much as in poor capacity to understand the calculus of their own machinations; I believe they can then possibly possess. Rather it seems the work of a group of persons each one in beyond their own capacity to understand the actual consequences of the actions they take in office and service to those in office, but instead they merely consider the perverse political costs to themself of making a change.

We are living now with an uneasy remnant of our history of exploitation of one another. So without attempting to assert a quid pro quo, but instead asserting that there may come an acceptance of that past, as distinct from the time ahead. Going forward shall be considered as each one a unique point of departure. We see in our culture that long standing inequities are slowly falling away, at least in the United States. This has happened not by legislation, or law enforcement, but only by the essential efforts and dedication of ordinary people like me and you.

xxv.) Time Does Not Exist. Only Clocks  7/31/2014         (518)   revised 3/19/2015

"Have no mean hours, but be grateful for every hour, and accept what it brings. The reality will make any sincere record respectable. No day will have been wholly misspent, if one sincere,

thoughtful page has been written. Let the daily tide leave some deposit on these pages, as it leaves and shells on the shore. So much increase of terra firma. this may be a calendar of the ebbs and flows of the soul; and on these sheets as a beach, the waves may cast up pearls and seaweed.” 

  Henry David Thoreau   July 6, 1840

Time is slippery. As anyone who has spent a wonderful afternoon socializing with loved ones, in contrast with when one has endured travel on a loud and crowded commercial airline flight. Dig, that all time is not equal. This is always measured only by each individuals’ own perceptions. Two people strolling in the park together may each have very different experiences that are affected by time, related to their differing perceptions; feeling different emotions, perhaps caused by changes in differing physical symptoms and by each our own intellectual interpretations of events. If examined carefully, these will be found to represent individual, and specific differences of perception. All of these aspects and many others may be seen to manifest as what I describe as stretching and contracting time.

Time may be thought of as a natural, human sense. Analogous of having a nose to experience smells; our whole being, in each our physiology from birth to our demise we each deploy time and are each effected by time, so in effect we are each ‘time organs. I reckon it is true to suppose that every person spends her time in the best way she is able to, but generally in our culture time is fractured, refracted, clicked off in a tally by clocks of all description, but the true utility of time is that it is part of, and available to all, if we only knew it.

Because we mainly sell off the bulk of our time to a boss, for money, and because that money earned thus must then acquire all things for us in turn, and accomplish all with a paychecks’ blessing alone. We then naturally feel obliged to battle for both our money and at last, our own time, because we ‘need’ to make some equation work, that it can be supposed to support us, and all our responsibilities.

This bit of bitter insight, as each of my  described variables, make this system equation medicinal in practice. I must stress plainly that I do not offer this work to the reader as fact, discovery, true assertions, or yet bogus hoax. My intent is to present with this system an accessible metaphysic equation; exploring diverse ways to understand, think about, and discuss with one another the troubling aspects prevailing, and perhaps even caused by our dominant culture existing here in North America.

You must be able to hold onto 37 ideas in a single consideration; to ride this ride

xxvi.) Entering a new economic cognizance is transformative  8/9/2014   (432)                                                                                                            revised 3/19/2015              

"Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity."
   Henry David Thoreau  Walden (1854)

In this variable, by transformative, I mean to indicate economic diffusion that equals out without prescribed taking; or the politically, or economically dictated decrease of the anyone’s time, money, or property assets. We each have our own piece-worked conception, puzzling how we may think or hope the nations’ money supply is managed today. The object of this system is to simply describe a few critical connections so we may begin to think of changing the world view of money, capital and our separation by it (money) from infinite aspects of objects, commodities and human beings, presently thought of as the sole provider of human redemption. I reckon that the whole continent may be transformed and only with human, neighborly adjustment of ambiguous reality. And change cannot mean ‘take.’ Persons must be each on the balance, so that sharing does not mean losing, and the taking now is only prelude to sharing forward.
Money is the lynchpin of our system of rewarding labor, production, and risk. Consider that all of the money circulating in cash, bills and coins, is only a narrow slice of economic activity. Most ‘money’ remains data stored away; money put out at interest, compounding. This ambiguous state of existence that money takes on, is affected by, and is even controlled by pre-determined chronological aspects in the Nth individual's accounts, all with plotted activities’ outcomes. There is no way possible to peacefully change anything of injustice effectively by taking money away from people who have it. However it is certainly in each ones power to change her own perception just so, and thus peacefully enable change to many things around us.
Something new and transformative is coming down the road and I reckon not too far off. Today we insist on looking straight at the faces of atrocity in more close and immediate fashion than in times past, and although the world is putting on its typical side shows, arresting the usual suspects, you are indeed the fountainhead of change yourself; your own potential to rearrange the ideas you have of life’s living into a better place, and by a way that suits you better, and that balances things for you. Then everyone can float together out of the status quo by imagining a sweeping change.

xxvii.) Bound by misunderstanding money and time   8/11/2014   (497)     revised 3/19/2015

"The night in prison was novel and interesting enough... It was like traveling into a far country, such as I had never expected to behold, to lie there for one night. It seemed to me that I never had heard the town-clock strike before, nor the evening sounds of the village; for we slept with the windows open, which were inside the grating. It was to see my native village in the light of the Middle Ages, and our Concord was turned into a Rhine stream, and visions of knights and castles passed before me. They were the voices of old burghers that I heard in the streets. I was an involuntary spectator and auditor of whatever was done and said in the kitchen of the adjacent village-inn — a wholly new and rare experience to me. It was a closer view of my native town. I was fairly inside of it. I never had seen its institutions before. This is one of its peculiar institutions; for it is a shire town. I began to comprehend what its inhabitants were about." 

    Henry David Thoreau   On Civil Disobedience (1849)
I have known friends throughout my life who are juggling a world of job and school, and all the time trying their best to stretch themselves in pursuing their artwork, music, relationships, faith, family and profession.  The complexities inherent in these simple aspects of a life are worth at least acknowledging. By taking life for granted we have abandoned our own time, never to have it back. We model ourselves after our family, or teachers, or movie actors and rock stars; but unless we manage to eventually shed these false idioms that serve us as props, we are obstructed by them because only in gaining our own experiences can each person eventually achieve the feat of being human.

So interesting it is that we are each born fully human, then by the acts and attentions of everyone we meet and everything we learn, our nagual is squeezed practically out of existence by the labels, rules and principles constituting our tonal; these contain merely everything we have learned so far in our lifetime, and just so our humanity that desperately longs to escape from it.
By each one’s own constant, continual containment that each of us is wrapped into layer by layer by our tonal, we can no longer see the world, but live life only by its descriptions. Find your own path, and use money to bring you time; that is a happy transaction. Don’t imagine I am advising you to quit your job and chase a dream. The change I am prescribing is completely inside your own mind. I don’t suggest that you ‘do’ something; rather I am telling you that you may see and perceive and think for yourself. Understanding will come along naturally with these, provided that you have not previously nailed it down somewhere else.

xxviii.) Person Migration, Shipment of Goods

           and Educational Propagation   8/14/2014   (645)   revised 3/19/2015

  "In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." 
    Henry David Thoreau    Waldon   (1854)

To fix long standing problems that are festering without apparent cure, it is useful to broaden the scope of our perception of what the problem really is; and so thus where it came from in the first place. Villainous equations of ‘max profit,’ individual greed, deceit, ancestral hatred, bogus ideologues and other deadly sins are perfectly clear and well documented, but the gigantic overlap of interests that exist, are chiefly only legacies of past hatreds and injustices, begotten by the worship of money. Even at that these are all chiefly too the result of well-meant but ill-considered legislation by politicians unfit for their office simply because of their tiny capacity to understand the consequences resulting from the votes they have sold themself to their masters ($$$) for to cast for their own narrow interests.

Working out solutions to these, and all other societal sufferings, is a task that will never be legislated or accomplished by committee, much less by armed force, border walls, concentration camps, terror, or weapons of mass destruction. When one sets out to unravel the knotty tapestry of greed, fear and injustice this world has come too, the very things that seem to make our lives possible; money, jobs, school, state, prisons, segregation from ‘the others’, etc. are only attached to us by our tonal and thus we never even think to question them in any serious way. Professors in universities and pundits in the media suggest endless schemes to rearrange the existing pieces on the board, all while pointedly never claiming they will solve anything; but only shuffling around who gets rich, and who are left in the dust.

The roots of all these problems appear to me to be very much linguistic, and so metaphysical. Politicians who try to address any societal problem using, for instance plural pronouns, they are thus defeated from the start. We lose sight in the confusion that all problems at last are personal, no matter how many other ones are seemingly affected, in similar or even identical fashion. The simple change from thinking of ‘people’ to thinking of ‘persons,’ in our calculus, cannot help but alter the course of all stemming thought.

If immigration of ‘undocumented’ persons causes fear and anxiety, it is fear of the same sort of person that have always been your neighbors, your employees, even your friends and relations; and then odds are that you are a dupe member of a political cell-group. One that whips up your fear by rhetoric coming from that cell-group's attached media delivery apparatus' announcer sheading crocodile tears for the ‘injustice’ of their jumping ahead of persons who are patiently waiting their turn (as my Uncle did for three years in the 1950s), I reckon typically those newcomers are also despised because they rarely join that political cell-group.
Those motherless children from Central America and Mexico now attempting to come here in unprecedented numbers are not seen by politicians or their lapdog media as human beings at all; but mainly as a political threat to their sinecure from a more diabolical candidate in the next cell-group primary election. No consideration is ever given to the advantages of welcoming those children to the United States, and helping them become solid, healthy, well-educated adults who love us for our attentions. Nor do those pious hypocrites have any moral compunction against treating persons in need as they would not be allowed to treat animals. This political bullshit denies the bald fact that these persons are now, and will in future be the bonanza needed to heal our dysfunctional economy (i.e. a fully funded Social Security trust fund).

xxix.) Distortion = good/bad over useful   8/19/2014   (320) 

  revised 3/19/2015             

This point is so important to my own understanding of the world that it comes up in relation to everything. Distortion caused by our own past perceptions color the new things that we encounter every day. It is natural for intentions to skew our perception towards our fond intent. Those distortions are necessary in fact to actually attain our intentions. Because we take language for granted and so speak, and listen both in a sloppy way, we become ever distant from new people me meet, and so become ever further from our own ability to express ourselves and our ideas to them, or likewise understand them in return.

Too much top end, and the recording begins distorting. A wah-wah petal worked by a tasty player just as she likes is wonderful to hear.  We make allowance for distortion; in conversation we always do our best, but always what we say deviates to some extent from our exact thought.  Talk is slippery, just so you notice. If we try to make allowance for this distortion in language, by listening closely to the speech of others we are better able to discover their meanings. Understanding this helps us to quiet mental formations that prevent hearing past objectionable words or phrasings, thus just that, allows us to hear out what we miss-perceived at first, that another at first seemed to be saying.

The little bit of grace that we grant to one another, is the building block to resolving misunderstandings, even conflicts. It must always be individual and intentional. That seems like a very small thing; but I assert that fleeting pauses allowing grace can ripple around the world. We all suffer in our own fashion. Conflict, hatred, fear, thirst for revenge for past suffering; each of these, if not defused safely,  may fester and cause great injustice and devastating heartbreak to all.

xxx.) Resources are the moving parts of the economy   8/25/2014

(738) revised 3/19/201

"Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so occupied with the factitious cares and superfluously coarse labors of life that its finer fruits cannot be plucked by them. Their fingers, from excessive toil, are too clumsy and tremble too much for that. Actually, the laboring man has not leisure for a true integrity day by day; he cannot afford to sustain the manliest relations to men; his labor would be [thus]depreciated in the market. He has no time to be anything but a machine. How can he remember well his ignorance- which his growth requires- who  has so often to use his knowledge? We should feed and clothe him gratuitously sometimes, and recruit him with our cordials, before we judge of him. The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly."
      Henry David Thoreau

The origins and the nature of our own national economy is not recognized, and is even denied to be inseparably tied to global fortunes in every region, encompassing every person everywhere equally. Clearly then, perception of or any thought about isolated national economy or economic union is a recipe for disastrous miscalculation. We grind up all economic activity into mere dollar signs in musty ledgers and media programed stock market crawls. We feel imprisoned each one of us because our own tonal is bound in these, so at last we are defeated, as all the labels we have attached to everything contain us. Peeking wistfully out at a freedom, that stays seeming just out of reach, we tell ourselves that we must accept that this is all there can possibly be. But inside of every one of us, our nagual claws with a nagging, incomplete feeling of loneliness that we all have; a feeling to some extent, that something is terribly wrong with our culture or maybe ourself or just the whole world, and that the deck is stacked to convince us, as Voltaire’s young protagonist Candide repeats, that this is indeed the best of all possible worlds. Now what is needed is for each one of us to be the best possible individual person that they are able to be, and absolutely recognize that persons are at last the most valuable parts of every economy.

Commodities, raw materials, manufactured products, information, books, artwork, and everything that holds a value in itself, are at once private and also public objects. Add to that transportation services, food preparation work, medical, tonsorial, auctions, insurance and everything persons make and trade away that is real in life; these are all then reduced to money figures in columns on countless ledgers. To our sorrow we seem to forget that in fact a carrot is not a number, and a haircut is not a tally of figures, even though they are generally accounted to be just that.

Such miss-perceptions have evolved over centuries and for good enough reasons; political, diplomatic, logistical, technical, military, and criminal. All of these have blurred distinctions of reality, they seem to offer us alternatives to our present win/ lose dichotomy of living together here now on the planet we share. When we individual persons decide to shake off historic oppressions, the grudge hatreds, and inflicted sufferings; and stand straight and tall together without fear of want; the trick will be turned, but only as persons change one by one can a new balance of perception be considered.

Our planet yet contains abundant resources; but political expedience has brought us now to a tangled web of past errors in judgment; perpetuated by those whose interests are richly served by those same old errors. Are you conditioned by our culture to want? To want riches, want security, want an education, want peace and want love??? Clearly we need all of these, and they can be had by every person in the world in an economical fashion, but that can never be quite possible, monetarily, this last in fact, is quite impossible. Only when you seek that equality in your own equation, by calling out your own nagual, even if it is reduced in you now, to only the soles of your feet, each one adds your weight to the balance for peace and justice.

xxxi.) The deadweight of government can just fall away           8/27/2014      (237)   

                                                                                                                            revised 3/19/2015
The reason world societal problems seem unchangeable is chiefly because we think that there are no agreeable, or workable alternatives. We take an odd comfort in looking to government officials and their irrational laws to make the hard decisions to protect us by keeping those other, less reliably law abiding citizens in line. It is strange that we do not own those problems ourself, so then to work to actually solve them ourselves. Why not begin to dismantle the crooked structures that defeat our freedoms, and that we have earned by voting carelessly for their Congressional malfeasance? Congress has demonstrated definitively in this century that they are of no value to us whatever, and completely superfluous to our well-being.  Additionally the economic benefit of Congressional demise, felt nationally is surprisingly great in every respect, not a single person would not benefit greatly by this event.
The bond of co-existence is well understood by all persons in the United States; and that bond is generally only disregarded for specific, personal desires and reasons, chiefly caused by a past, and the present clumsy, inefficient and dishonest juggernaut of injustice attached to it, raging constantly out from our archaic form of paternalistic government. All of this can truly disappear, and practically overnight, if we each one of us declare our intent that this shall be the case.

xxxii.) Individual Attainment (unwitting) 8/31/58   (292)  revised 3/19/2015

"One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors. To dwell long upon them is to add to the offense. Repentance and sorrow can only be displaced by something better, which is as free and original as if they had not been." 

     Henry David Thoreau  January 9, 1842

Each one of us has a mind, a free will and a brain in common, and so everyone has options that we may choose among to make each of our life as well as may be, for us and our own loved ones. It is not useful to predict how any persons' path may turn and change as time passes them, only that the intentions bolstered within each person by learning, and life experience may determine that for each individual. At last the talents and abilities we attain combined with the desires and actions we undertake in that attainment, sprout in each ones wonderful new perception of each one our own nagual.
We each one must labor, this and each find our own way to survive and be happy as best we may. Each variable included in this metaphysic equation relates a step many others before this author have taken on their own path, and just as this is my own expression, I know that each reader has her own too. The solution to all the worlds' challenges is a little bit in each of us, and so much more in the young ones who will come after, but also do not give up on the elders who have longed for it but have had no way to even think about it, only because a life’s injustices have pressed them down so hard for so long.

Variable Universal Happiness  12/11/2015    (total 2406 words)   
 first variable of four       

I. Our Human Capacity May Be Better When Delighted           (393)    revised 3/19/2015          

“The flaw with words is that they always make us feel enlightened, but when we turn around and    to face the world they always fail us and we end up facing the world as we always have, without         enlightenment. For this reason a warrior seeks to act rather than to talk, and to this effect he gets a      new description where talking is not that important, and where new acts have new reflections. “
   -don Juan Matus

If set free of the financial demands of survival all persons are likely to seek the education and advancement that fills up their capacity for desires that come to all persons who see them clearly. The key to having one's desire is to care to know what to want. Many unhealthy desires are born of deprivation or as post-traumatic mechanisms medicating our suffering from other causes, other sources of misplaced negative emotions that keep arising inside.

“Our fellow men are black magicians. And whoever is with them is a black magician on the spot. Think for a moment. Can you deviate from the path that your fellow man has lined up for you? And if you remain with them, your thoughts and your actions are fixed forever in their terms. That is slavery. The warrior on the other hand, is free from all that. Freedom is expensive, but the price is not impossible to pay. So, fear your captors, your  masters. Don't waste your time     and your power fearing freedom.”
   -don Juan Matus

I reckon that all negative and persistent bad feelings that we accumulate cause us sometimes to face a long walk back down to that disjunctive split that happened, and only then back to the sidetracked path that was to be left behind. Recapitulation reveals for us to know clearly all of the missing parts that we could not reconcile; between what has been and what we desired, feared, hated and forgot about in turns. The disparity between those and present desires is what make up our compromises, and recapitulation can bring reconciliation, that helps one to forget those sufferings from doubts and remorse and uncertainty about past persons and events that may have left lingering shame as a bitter result.

Variable Universal Happiness  second variable of four         

II. Continuous Education Entitles Greater Expectations 12/19/2014 (686)

 revised 3/19/2015              

A warrior chooses a path with heart, any path with heart, and follows it; and then he rejoices and laughs. He knows because he sees that his life will be over altogether too soon. He sees that nothing is more important than anything else.
    -don Juan Matus
It is past high time that we should agree to abandon the educational practices of the past century. The concept of segregating young students by age groups, and expecting them all to learn the same curriculum at the same time has proven a failure at best; and a disaster for those who fall behind, and even for those who have mastered the work and are bored into a disdain for her fellow students. Resentment is similar for teachers who are caught by imposed burdens that exhaust their joy and energy, so that some who do not, or cannot go the extra mile to meet their students' needs.

Intent is not a thought; or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior's indulgence.     
    -don Juan Matus

Teaching and learning are synonymous in practice. If a teacher does not experience stimulation in working with students, she will become frustrated and bored; and that brings out resentment, too often in her teacher mind rigid categories are formed separating good students who are not a bother from bad students who are then given little credit for what work they do manage.  These are the time worn paths that students are herded down not because they deserve that, but because budget restraints have lead to larger class size, that divides the time the teacher has to share with students. Pressure from above to then have students perform measurably better year to year further aggravates that good student/bad student dichotomy, so that learning has become completely problematic. The sad part of all this is that even with all of these distractions from the goal of education, it is.still not possible to predict which students in this mix of tonal and expectation/abandonment will emerge from a given class educated in its subject. Success in teaching/learning in schooling in the new century may easily be achieved by following this simple equation below: 
          Learning = Fun
          Expression = Lesson
          Listening = Hearing the Other

And so in adopting these simple changes the present dilemma of children not wanting to learn, will go far to reduce and even eliminate altogether misbehavior in most students. This simple trilogy of altered perception of educational intention may spell the death knell for the present system, and that has been ringing for decades. Now that every student has a personal device with which to chat away; in lieu of paying attention to the teacher, the profession has degenerated from teaching into babysitting. While the students may yet gain an education for themselves, in fact the status quo is a huge waste of time and money all around, and the result is we still play with the fire inherent in the inertia now built into in the system.   

When a man embarks on the warriors' path he becomes aware, in a gradual manner that ordinary life has been left behind. The means of the ordinary world are no longer a buffer       for him; and he must adopt a new way of life if he is going to survive.
   -don Juan Matus

The good news is that with our present resources, education is freely available to be had elsewhere with free or inexpensive tools, and many persons worldwide are availing themselves of these, to great effect. Perversely there is a growing pool of highly credentialed persons entering into the work force, but employers prefer to be incapable of evaluating these person's merits without some credential to do this for them. So even with so many students graduating with expensive degrees, those are in fact only credentials; and are promises too many graduates prove unable to live up to.

Variable Universal Happiness   third variable of four

No borders that cannot be crossed  12/16/2014    (794)   revised 3/19/2015

“The world is unfathomable. And so are we, and so is every being that exists in the world.
   -don Juan Matus
A (shaman) as a teacher, must first of all teach about the possibility of acting without believing, without expecting rewards – acting just for the hell of it. His success as a teacher depends on how well and how harmoniously he guides his wards in this specific respect.
  -don Juan Matus
To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather, an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or another.
   -don Juan Matus

As many different senses of meaning as that title No borders that cannot be crossed may convey are a totality that, considered dispassionately only any small progress here seems to at last relieve a majority of the intractable problems thought to be beyond helping.

Whenever the internal dialogue stops, the world collapses, and extraordinary facets of ourselves surface, as though they had been heavily guarded by our words
  -don Juan Matus

We close ourself off from the others with the fears we each have. But these fears have root in resentment at always placing financial obligations above all other desires to enjoy or precious time as we would otherwise prefer, these resentments only keep growing, because of our own refusal to face our fears caused by specific personal P T S D –like things inside ourself and these fears and suffering are identical in those of every other oppressed or post stressed person. Indeed both sides, for and against more open borders have similar fears and false perceptions each of the other group. Our leaders do not step up to their responsibility because in their view, reform must come only by consensus not by leadership; and this statecraft is one that has been engineered to be impossible to achieve in fact.

The average man is either victorious or defeated and, depending on that he becomes a persecutor or a victim. These two conditions are prevalent as long as one does not see. Seeing dispels the illusion, of defeat, or victory, or suffering.
  -don Juan Matus

Any and all substantial progress to having Variable Universal Happiness must assume that the debilitating hatred, fear and suspicion of all perspectives can, eventually be evenly reduced, and set aside, such as has been happening in baby steps around the world for decades. In seeing right decisions and right actions as improving free ability for all persons to cross borders, that will benefit us all more than only a privileged group that up to now have unduly influenced our leaders who so because they have sold themselves for wealth and power, to their own narrow moneyed interests. Too often the status quo just carries forward, at any cost, as if change were not rolling downhill and upon us, and because such change is clearly in the interests of all persons.

Denying oneself is an indulgence. The indulgence of denying is by far the worst: it forces us to believe that we are doing great things, when in effect we are only fixed within ourselves.
   -don Juan

The object we intend in closing border access completely is apparently to allay our own fears for ourselves and for our own concerns. A useful result of liberating persons oppressed by our fear and misgiving is that object fear promises to cost us much more in the future than allowing each one now to have their own freedom of movement will, even only as allowed by regulation, and with practical and described limitations.

The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior. It is of no use to be sad and complain and feel justified in in doing so, believing that someone is always doing something to us. Nobody is doing anything to anybody, much less to a warrior.
    -don Juan Matus

Without being limited by old set misgivings now currently sold politically among cell group proponents, and broadcast to spread fear and xenophobia by interests who fear it or profit by it. Easily we may see that cooperation and good will are more profitable than barriers of intransigence born of fear, greed and hatred such as rule our leaders and those who are frankly buying their infamous support in heartlessly maintaining the tragic inhumanity of excluding persons who have become absolutely unable to freely cross borders, and not only in the United States, but so too all around the world.

Variable Universal Happiness          fourth variable of four

Enough to well go around; Equitable distribution of the world’s resources    12/24/2015    (544)  revised 3/19/2014

All barriers to Variable Universal Happiness are merely in the nature of human beings’ (miss) perspectives.          
1.     Unity in examining ourself, in reflection by:
          §  principle
          §  perception
          §  perpetual (continual/constant)
          §  punctual (forgoing self-interest courteously by habit)
2.    See the Barriers in the Necessity to Monetize Values
            §  Labor
            §  Risk
            §  Education
            §  reducing time to a monetary gauge
3.     Barriers to perception from unrealized distortion indicated. Each following variable may be considered to contain four separate and distinct aspects that I arbitrarily term BOB and CAROL and TED and ALICE; as labels indicating these bipolar factors that affect the nature of all human experience in polar positive/negative and male/female aspects, depending on the case, each may/can have great or slight affect.
        §  BOB        = male/positive      (+)  Id
        §  CAROL  = Female/ positive (+)  Id
        §  Ted          = male/negative     (-)   Ego
        §  Alice       =female/ negative  (-)    Ego
4. Language/Metaphysics create reduce barriers of communications breakdown
        §  Idioms/roles
        §  Syntax/Sentence Structure - simple/complex
        §  Elocution/Persuasion
5.         Barriers of fear, insecurity and mistrust denote the P T S D in any individual; and is actually only a custom collection of each persons’ own particular aspects regarding their perception including:
            §  Personal Priorities
            §  National Governmental Decisions
            §  Inequality and Injustice World Wide
            §  Racial Differentials
            §  Cultural Traits
            §  Fear
6. Barriers from inescapable errors in ideological vehicles that maintain the status  quo:
            §  Authority Apart from Persons
            §  Accepting Surface Appearances
            §  Created Desires/Wants
                 religion/you must               
                 spirit/I must
            §  Underlying Cause/Remedy
                 lack of access to health care
            §  Connections  Obvious/Obscure
                economic doctrine
                religious dogma
               ¨Free Trade”

7. See money in new aspects and thought  evolves new perceptions that  they show:
            § money is occasional
            § money is chronology ¨ I’m late for a very important date

8. Our chief barrier is of our bitter fear forged by Statistics that cause busy persons to conclude,   unfairly, oppression to be justified, reasonable and economical.
            § Name results rather than dollar amounts/percentages
§ Crime reports and statistics are worthless in preventing future crimes, and in fact the
   opposite implications have been indicated true in accounts of trends.
             § Statistics allocate funding.
             § Statistics; inaccurate or skewed create fear create poor choices.
Maybe it is simplistic to say this Variable Universal Happiness is a reasonable goal to aim for, but at least most of us have some concept of what this may minimally be in an ideal world, but many will say that it is impossible to imagine that it can really happen. I present here my most current analysis of this subject in outline above. To me it indicates that the peace path John and Yoko expressed is the most useful to adopt, and I offer my work as a metaphysical expression gleaned of my own life, in trying to see to express how this aim can at last be achieved.

P T S Dharma      (12/8/2014)      (965)    revised 3/19/2015         (total 3029 words)     

A warrior who serves in the military is trained to function and to endure to the maximum extent of her training, I suppose. The process of assimilating the various components of training is in fact medicinal; to ones’ mind, and shall we say your ‘spirit.’  This goes far to account for the countless service men and women and veterans who daily demonstrate excellent and honorable military service, and then enter back into our much changed communities at home to sink or swim as they are able.

In combat we are rapacious in our drive to survive it, and our comrades in arms become our womb of safety, who make our passage and allow a discharge of each one’s own duty and return back home then as a unit. Return to a now perhaps distantly recalled life that each decided to leave behind to honorably serve it, each one with all her heart devoted to defend it. Post trauma stress disorder is a sweet, crazy description of a need that others have to describe us as we seem to them in common; but it is up to us, only up to each one at last to disarm, one by one, the traps her right defenses have left in her, after these are no longer needed. Because these defenses are completely individual, but yet had served each warrior well enough, the same desired goal of moment to moment, day to day survival. For as long as these defense mechanisms are needed. It is natural that individual differences lead those we return to, to recognize that the sufferings many warriors experience appear so similar, that a label P T S D has palliative effect, and meaning for them, but in fact many of the ones who have served and who are labeled thus are deprived by that label of the device to learn at last that the problem is truly only individual, and personal to each one. And can only be overcome by this perspective and in time.

This is distinct from the classes of issues in terms of the disjunction of considered risks VS benefits such asany parent and child will encounter ‘viz a viz’ all life decisions going forward. Micro family health issues are granted the widest prerogative in every one but in a few key aspects. In exchange under the law we accept controversial propositions for the greater good just as may prevail or especially how those propositions we may promote or detract from a given consideration of any type or any class. I refer for example to social disputes such as fluoride in water supplies or subsequent harm of the relative risks to a child from receiving a vaccination as a ratio compared to the she risk suffers by exposure to a society experiencing reduced vaccination or fluoridation results subsequent.

When we are young and are powerful; and wanting to defend our country, protect our heritage, or just to get out of Dodge, it is an age old impulse to step up to duty as we see it. But war, politics and carnage today is at last so immediate, and so visibly ghastly, not just suffering our own private hell in silence, as so many have in past wars and conflicts. Today our warriors are suffering a peril and danger that is afterwards laid out graphically to be viewed everywhere, and knowing that loved ones at home are affected in that way adds weight to the pack each warrior carries into and then home from battle. When we reach out beyond our past limitations the results can have a great and sometimes a horrible unintended effect by the consequences that may be triggered inside her head at the whim of fate, or a moments’ inattention to duty. We focus on our nation’s interests, our company’s interests, and our own in turns, as human beings do. In general we are reaching out to the unknown, trusting it holds fortune, but demanding in return all that we feel we are due.

In harms ‘way we build up our own individual and constant defensive equations. We believe that it will best protect us; and so it must shift to fit each need, or each occasion of danger. Maintaining this crisis condition, even over only weeks or months can cause us actual physical changes in our human brain. Of course I am not, nor do I claim to be completely current in all technical neurological research, but by observation with an artist’s continuous diverse perspective, and confirmed perhaps by your own life’s experience. If this is indicated by changes remarked in loved ones behavior and complaints in tandem upon return, and reflected largely  badly in the passage of time, sometimes it is very evident in the difficulty the warrior feels adjusting to the obvious and also uncertain aspects they typically see, forward movement changed family and friends as it has ourselves; can these be reconciled?

In fact P T S D strongly resembles the non-physical, non-medical indications arrived at similarly to a diagnosis of any mental condition; that indicates both the P T S D and bipolar disorder diagnoses only describe broad spectrums of symptoms that have been observed in people who may share similar descriptions of behaviors that were diagnosed from differing individuals but on each one poorly labeled P T S D alike. Each one of us who have developed important capacities and processes that, under threat were, or seemed to be vital to our survival, but as circumstances changed, became more static, and perhaps safer, so no longer serve us usefully. Alas, now that a warrior is ‘safe’ at home these defenses that have been hardwired into us do not just fade away.

part one of four

P T S D: Lost in the bi-cognizance     12/14/2014      (441)    revised    3/19/2015

In dominant society where I exist day to day; me and it operate in a bi-cognitive parallel that, for this discussion I will term ‘polite.’   In contrast however; my own cognitive system is unique and the object of a lifetimes crafting.  My aim in every action and word is impeccability; that means simply that I take responsibility for my own words and actions, even the smallest thing.

It flows from this that I consider my world closely and from infinite perspectives; and the words I speak or write are the result of this process, and those are always only the thing that I feel must be said, and that thing be stated plainly. This is of course the very opposite of being polite; but has the two-fold advantage of saying my point clearly but in fact the other may not be so clear on my intention, and also doing it in the smallest possible part of time, but so often the time I kindly meant to be saved is lost by that anyway.

As a result nearly everyone I have encountered in dominant culture gladly trades the time they spend in polite fashion in hopes of a little civility for themselves and some peace, but in my own experience with that polite process is that the communication soon shifts at last into old and worn channels of capitulation and hurt feelings anyway. I saw that my returned G.I. father make his own path in going along with my mother’s wishes, and that he perceived that as his sole refuge, and really his best hope to maximize his chances of having some peace and quiet.

This perception I developed growing up is always the first pin prick of my own p t s d that  equates a loving family as taking on my own ball and chain; and that is always a given every time I look into a woman’s eyes. But now, looking back I’m not sure this should have been so important to my decision to exclude certain women from my consideration, especially when they had signaled an interest. As another layered defense I ignore and despise signals and signs in this context, although I understand they are polite. But perversely It is of the backwards nature of me that I do not allow myself to see these honest signs, leading me over and over, always to social disaster. Thus today I remain unencumbered by a wife, and close friends, but free to remain without their charms, comforting attention or human touch.

part two of four revised 2/20/15

There and Back, to and from P T S D   12/15/2014    (812)   revised 3/8/2015

The only way I can live my life as I have done is with the supposition that I am invisible, and thus I reckon that, when I leave her presence, she forgets that I was ever there, and practically immediately too. Also I simply accept anything she tells me at face value, shrugging off any ambiguity. Of course this one system aspect started out as wishful thinking and evolved into what, in dominant culture is seen as a sort of psychosis, and with reason. Looking back I can now understand that I will certainly never ever hook up with anyone believing, just so, the things she tells me, only that she tells me with words. Because myself as such, give out largely only love, and thus direct communicative language in my own words, I hope so so in all conversations in which love appended:  may immediately indicate itself clearly even to a child, my own delay in focus of intent. ‘This so that’ prevents immediate focus in too many sad cases of love I lost, or misconstrued in chicks past.
My perception of polite rejoinders is that they always constitute a clear disjunction, and so feel deeply ill advised to consider at all, or that at least not without a real understanding of the speaker. Because whether they prove to be right or else prove in error, a decision in either case can be, at best uncertain. Keeping with this view of all disjunctions is vital in logical, philosophical and artistic fields of study, because one cannot build reliable equations on untested hypotheses, for down the line these may collapse due to having been built on an unstable foundation. So when a warrior does not trouble to distinguish her own mental obsession for keep her data clean she and it may soon become corrupted, made useless as a stable basis for building a romantic, or any other human relationship. So with this one may remain suspicious of all persons in dominant culture for that mere fact. See always instead that those other persons too have each their own fractured and conflicting intentions from infinite sufferings. This is reason enough to always speak plainly, and to wish that others could grant their own temerity, in turn, if only for the sake of brevity. I do not overlook the seeming dumbass contradictions of this paragraph, because of course we are each at our core, all suffering very similarly rooted in in a warrior’s life lived without recapitulation. Still some persons are going one way on the money path, while others choose the warpath backward to that former time when money was unknown on the North American continent.

There are numerous pin-prick stress sticks that I feel in me frequently, to change my attention each time I catch a woman’s eye and she returns my tiny smile. They make me turn and walk away so to prevent a relationship from flaring with any woman that I had met thus in my monastic role. In two decades of Buddhist practice and service I have heard so many young women each recapitulate to me all the sufferings of her life, and  in turn heard each one of them say why she came to the terrible unhappy place that I met them, out on the night streets. They spoke to me when they saw I would hear them, and I heard each one say that she was suffering from a painful and undeserved betrayal. So numbingly often, the abuse they received was from their own Father, or from another man who should have loved her instead, and listened to her, and treated her better. I don’t know whether or not I was in error with this thought; but for the hell of it, that felt right to me then. Rightly or foolishly I decided way back to gather power in becoming just one man in each apprentices’ life that loved and respected her; and that too, without fucking her in the bargain, because I saw that if a girl cannot ever trust a man, she is defeated by that, all through her future adult life. 

It is these gestures of helping others just so, that accumulated power within me, and with that power I reached for intellectual goals of spirit that may come to a man who steps on the path that I have chosen, and surely that path has come to define me. By this the unknown aspects of life are revealed plain to see. From childhood I have understood that the things that I could feel only viscerally were against the flow of the intentions and purposes of everyone around me.  Still the more I fell into conventional channels to gain acceptance in social situations and financial success, the more disoriented and unhappy I became.

Neither Either if you please okay?  part four of four  12/15/2014 

 (818)      revised 3/8/2015      

The form I have chosen to couch this dharma on has struck me as odd, and perhaps that is true. The most telling symptom that so many share in common suffering post trauma, is the inability to give and to receive love or to trust ourself and/or trust our lover. It is valuable to see infinite connections to our own suffering, by seeing another person’s at first seemingly disconnected complaints; and learning to recognize solutions useful to heal ourself in them. There is so much more to learn and express about this subject, and few are more important for healing of us than our own capacity to find our own healing path.

Those who served us in military adventures overseas, suffer neither more or less debilitating symptoms, as those who have suffered traumatic violence or sexual assault at home, or away at school too, and from infinite other causes, oblique suffering and debilitating ennui from countless internal, individual symptoms we suffer in common. Thus too  equally so in every nation, from the after effects of the traumas each one has also endured. These mental formations do not dissipate without time, effort and continued personal consideration and attention to each one our own healing.

So the more I come to care for a woman the greater becomes the terror that wells up in me. Not fear of love, or of commitment, or losing my perceived freedom; nothing of that nature, for any warrior such as I, is now beyond being hurt in that way by any other person. Still this is not the end, but it shall be an accepted (even if not kindly accepted) new beginning for every warrior and all her loved ones.

Rejection burns me instantly, I admit that is true, but that is over in a moment, and my life of practice has given me tools to process and release negative feeling quickly so that they do not linger. I am fifty something years old and never married, and though there is nothing stopping me from asking any woman for her attention, still I feel a reluctance to be absurd and that to me is more difficult to brave than rejection. I am concerned about how my own nature will effect and distress her too; for as Motley Crue sings it: I’m a ‘live wire.’ I am liable to go off in infinite directions at the slighted incentive as my artwork leads me.

This aspect is important and distinct from obsession; for trauma brings one to an altered state that may change, and perhaps redirect a person’s focus away from the world of dominant cultural social norms, out infinitely into any direction. The distinction between the two is just this, obsession is intentionally pursued for a purpose like money or power or control or sexual, or any other desires; while infinity is directed by spirit and carried outside of the norm at last only for the hell of it.

Don’t think that only military warriors suffer from their personal p t s d. Each person’s own recurring points that have ever been affected by trauma, those defenses persist in her own day to day life. Just so, my own monastic vows cannot be swept away by a simple decision that they do not well serve me any longer; so much worse and more difficult it may become to face the defenses inside each service man and woman in harm’s way, when the time comes to go back home after a long continued service in perilous duty . Remember that those described traumatic aspects were very likely instrumental in each person’s survival in combat.

Understanding this point for our self  alone is a key to each person finding her own way back to a ‘normal’ life at last. I have struggled with my own problems, twisting, testing whatever I can think of changing myself; for a full year now as I have blogged about them and my struggle, painfully, honestly, and maybe even numbingly, for my work has no value otherwise. The solutions are never cut and dried, no two persons suffering are exactly alike and so even knowing what hurts does not effect a cure right away. Please believe that if you can isolate what the heck they are, I am confident any one’s own symptomology now thought adequately described as p t s d, may be overcome at last if we do not give up on ourself or forsake our loved ones by removing our own self from them. Isolation seems to relieve the worst immediate causes we suffer from those clear sore spots that one feels; but we may step into an array of worse problems, and still that will never recede from us until we take a stand, and battle now for our own life.