Just a little revolution

– this is an edited version of an old myspace blog post –

i’m incredibly jaded about the political process.

i have a little theory about becoming a ‘professional’ in pretty much any field – once you’ve seen the insides, the guts, of anything, you never see the outside the same again.

for example, i am a totally different person, politically, than i was when i got involved years ago. i would once get souped up about some dark horse candidate, coming from behind, fighting the system for ‘what’s right’…

or i’d get all fired up about a movement in the social world that gained enough steam to catch the attention of the mouthpiece media, and thing change was coming.

the fact is that no one can use the system to beat the system.

now let me state that in my humble opinion, America is the best option on the planet for a country to live in… having said that, i don’t believe this is the best we can do…

but we are waaaaay too far down the road to turn back now. the changes that need to be made are systemic – meaning (to me) that the system would have to be taken offline to be fixed.

obviously this is not something that could be done without violence, and violence won’t be an option until things get bad enough for enough people. only then would the ends truly justify the means.

and we are obviously no where near there for enough people.

so the goal, in my opinion, for anyone with the interest and curiosity and mindset to want change, is to keep talking and discussing and writing down the problems… work out solutions… and be open-minded to being wrong and having your ideas sculpted…

because one day changes will come – big changes – and the best thing to do is to have as many solutions as possible worked out so that when the day comes, future revolutionaries can look back and see the TRUTH…

this is what this electronic access we all have now is so good for… it is the perfect place to exercise the free market of ideas. . . we can use our voices to speak out, to encourage discussion and ideas for future changes.

that is no excuse for not getting involved today. all politics are local, and local politics often are all that matter. if you want to change the world, you truly do have to start in your neighborhood.

forget about this commercial politics b.s. – the national political scene is among other things a business endeavor and a canvas for every idiot with a few dollars to spread their sorry excuse for propaganda…

i mean, don’t you feel a little insulted at the lack of thought they put into this crap these days? i feel like every time i watch a commercial political circus act i am being called an idiot…

protect yourself from getting jaded by knowing right here, right now, that very little changes… not much at all…

take the little victories when you can get them…

A little revolution now and then is a good thing; the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. (1787)

– Thomas Jefferson


Tao Te Ching Chpt. 29, tailor-made for me today

Tao Te Ching, Chpt. 29
Whoever wishes to take over the world
will not succeed.
The world is a sacred vessel
and nothing should be done to it.
Whoever tries to tamper with it
will mar it.
Whoever tries to grab it
will lose it.

Hence, there is a time to go ahead
and a time to stay behind.
There is a time to breathe easy
and a time to breathe hard.
There is a time to be vigorous
and a time to be gentle.
There is a time to gather
and a time to release.

Therefore, the True Person avoids extremes,
self-indulgence, and extravagance.

Let’s Riot

Somebody, anybody, everybody… BREAK SOMETHING!!! On the count of 3, ready, set…. GO!

Loggers, sniffers, and proxies… oh my!

Well, I’m branching out a little more. I’ve found over the last few weeks that some of my internet and software skills are much more advanced than I thought. I had done some research into a certain area of business, to see what the market looked like, and smiled.

But I want to build it into my portfolio in a way that makes sense, not just hang my hat on a different thing. So in these slow days, while I’m trying to rebuild, I’m casting my net on the other side of the boat in hopes of a divine catch.

But just research for now. We’ll see where it leads. Wish me luck!

I’m going to have to start writing about more interesting stuff, eh?

One last piss on information hogs

A song and a movie clip… two-fer…

More Copyright Infringement Provisions

One of my favorite movies of all time – PI (as in the number / ratio) by Darren Aronofsky (sp?)…

Free Information from Slavery!

Since they took away the live album of Mute Math (all of it, and there was some really good stuff), I’m gonna put this one up. Its not inspirational, but it is bad ass.