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#761 Wimzers

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 06:11 PM

Trump is a scapegoat. His ignorance has been used very cleverly. The dude is a moron and was used by people who are not morons to illustrate a point.

Not defending the piece of shit by any means. Just saying is all.............

 

I am so filled with viciousness and hatred - love and peace.........it's like they don't belong together in the same moment. I so love all of you. I know you eat bread like I do and that you appreciate warm sunshine.

Like a leaf-cutter ant, I'm ready to swarm with the other ants. You guys march. I'm marching too. My life is worth the future of humanity and if we don't do something now.......you do the math.

Visit your local Indian reservation to find out what your future is going to be like friends and neighbors.

 

Edited to clarify:

An Indian reservation is now referred to as "Tribal Lands" - like they (native 'mericans) chose to live there in the first place. After all, in your mind, your house is "sovereign territory" - or at least if you admit to yourself that you feel that way. My point is made.

Read some history and find out what a grand party that was (and still is - drug addiction, alcoholism, separation from cultural values, loss of identity, loss of will to live). Then buckle-up campers and get ready to have have a sample involuntarily. American HIstory is about to be relevant to everyone who read it but always thought they were on the other side. News Flash: You're in the soup now.

Party on.

 

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That was AWESOME! I wanted to see the fungus they ate and I was stunned by that big mound of trash. Those ants know their shit. 



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 06:21 PM

My sharp, bitter point precisely. Rally fungal cultivators and cooperate. Make networks of your communities.

If you went and studied history - you found that food was the mechanism by which the Tribes were initially enticed onto the reservations. The people agreed because it was for the better good of survival as a species to accept proposed hand-outs (via regular delivery by agreement of treaty) to be delivered by "the government".

 

If the reader does not see the parallels that I offer by this point, .......it really still doesn't matter. Now the Indians think they own casinos LOL!!!! And their people still are drug addicts, alcoholics ..........and now they suffer the addiction of ever thinking they will ever get ahead by just staying in the game.

I think I've had all I have to say on this subject and am unlikely to contribute anything further for fear of the Orwellian State.

Be Blessed and hope for better .......... but fasten your seat-buckle and keep your hands and arms inside the car at all times. The lock-bar is down.


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 07:15 PM

Every machine has it's weaknesses, and the more complex, the more points of failure it has.

Governments are like badly designed machines.
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Posted 08 April 2020 - 07:40 PM

My sharp, bitter point precisely. Rally fungal cultivators and cooperate. Make networks of your communities.


 

Fungi woke me up, and I've been trying to pay it forward ever since. A sense of community seems to spontaneously emerge among a group of people who trip on fungi together, or even separately since a shared affinity for such experiences seem to be enough in many cases.
 
It's kind of amazing to think back on how someone I never even met grew some fungi from cased grain jars and 7 dry grams of what they grew set the course of the rest of my life, which has been largely focused on providing the same opportunity to others that I was fortunate enough to get right when I needed it most.
 
Some people "accidentally" knock expensive things over at their soul-sucking corporate job (oops!), some people march in the streets and raise hell, some people stay in the background and remain quiet as they help grow the ranks of those who take action and knock stuff over; there are many roles to play. It's probably best to pick one approach and not try to do more than one at the same time, though if my ability to help forge activists is ever rendered unviable then I know where the street is, too.
 
 
So we can also make communities of our networks, which is why I stick to obtaining cannabis from untaxed sources even if it's less convenient than going to a legal retail store (when available) since those old-school networks can be robust and relatively secure. They also took a long time to create and IMO should not be abandoned even if cannabis is fully legal and dirt cheap (for reasons that should be self-evident and have nothing to do with cannabis).
 
I'm even seeing some comments in the NY Times recently that are walking a razor's edge of legality in calling for what I'll just say are the polar opposites of "diplomatic" efforts. And the Times proactively moderates their comments, so what's published is nowhere near the extreme opinions. I've seen some jaw-dropping comments under recent youtube videos that I am sure got whomever posted them a visit from the Freds (if they're in the U.S. and are not honeypot accounts set up to attract likes and replies from people who will no doubt be watched closely afterward).
 
 
FWIW, the GOPCV-19 virus (seems a more accurate name) has yet to reshape the voting demographics of the U.S., which it will almost certainly do on a massive scale by the time November gets here. In related news, it seems like it would be a good idea to postpone the Census until next year since it should wait until the massive wave of death subsides so counts are more accurate, not to mention that it will also be tricky to do the in-person interviews properly while maintaining distancing. And they won't be paying anyone enough to do that job in this increasingly-tense environment since it involves knocking on people's doors after they've been going nuts cooped-up indoors for weeks or months and informing them that you're from the government and need to ask them a bunch of questions (assuming the people they're looking for haven't already been evicted and are living on the street somewhere).

 

 


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#765 Arathu

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 08:38 PM

My sharp, bitter point precisely. Rally fungal cultivators and cooperate. Make networks of your communities.

If you went and studied history - you found that food was the mechanism by which the Tribes were initially enticed onto the reservations. The people agreed because it was for the better good of survival as a species to accept proposed hand-outs (via regular delivery by agreement of treaty) to be delivered by "the government".

 

If the reader does not see the parallels that I offer by this point, .......it really still doesn't matter. Now the Indians think they own casinos LOL!!!! And their people still are drug addicts, alcoholics ..........and now they suffer the addiction of ever thinking they will ever get ahead by just staying in the game.

I think I've had all I have to say on this subject and am unlikely to contribute anything further for fear of the Orwellian State.

Be Blessed and hope for better .......... but fasten your seat-buckle and keep your hands and arms inside the car at all times. The lock-bar is down.

It's going to be terrible and amazing! A quest of lifetimes with tragedy and horror and great upheaval.......paradigm change is always that way. We are what we make of the situations and judging by the quality of the folks I've met here there WILL BE new beginnings from ashes. It's not the end of anything..............just change as usual, most are gradual but sometimes they are radical. Change is change.

 

I fully intend on adapting, thriving, and training the generation to do exactly the same thing.....maybe that works out and maybe it doesn't, and maybe it's just my perceptions of the thing.

 

I should write science fiction............or grow mushrooms after the this global meltdown and help feed my clan..... fucking Wu-Flu........and some evil pigs running things.....so they believe.

 


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:05 PM

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:31 PM

^Hilarious^



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Posted Yesterday, 11:56 AM

Except that I am gluten free, this came to mind (I have the first MAPS conference on VHS where Terence said this):

 

 

We need a feeling of unity. Feeling is primary. So it doesn’t come out of intellectual exhortation. It comes out of a personal act of courage made by the individual, an act of courage which involves surrender. Surrender is the opposite side of the coin of ego. The central issue of our time is to surrender to what we know is right. We have the ability to feed the hungry. We have the ability to educate our children, to clean up our environment, to eliminate sexism, to eliminate racism. The question is can we change our minds fast enough?…not can we change our minds? Can we change our minds fast enough?

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If there is to be any future for our species it’s how it’s going to be practiced from here on out. We have to overcome male dominance, institutional dominance, suppression of the feminine, suppression of females, worship of technology. All of these things arise out of a projection of energy away from the authentic toward the ephemeral, toward the fleeting. You know it’s all flowing anyway. There’s somebody who said “be here now”. This notion that the quality, the primacy of experience is the centerpiece of being…not regret, not plans, not projections, but the primacy of the felt experience of the moment. If we stick with that we not only gain a kind of authenticity for ourselves but we open a space for dialogue where the frightening, the truly ego sick, the institutional junkies, the truly traumatized can then feel, well “Here is an area where perhaps I can feel safe. Here is an area where I can perhaps take a chance on changing my mind.” And this is not an exhortation to a political movement. The mind that it is most important to change is our own. Each of us. By ourselves. So, you know, I think it’s wonderful that psychedelic use is spreading because each person who is touched by it is brought back into the authentic community of being. But it’s also very important that we who are psychedelic remain psychedelic to deepen the psychedelic commitment and carry it forward because after-all we’re the yeast that could make the bread rise and then there would be bread for everyone.

 

~Terence McKenna

 

I found this video (though it's not the complete version I have):

 

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At the end of the video, the guy on the panel who is not applauding, the one who showed up in the tie-dye T-shirt, was a DoJ policy writer, brought in to represent government. 

 

 

The thing that's always bugged me about the edited video of this conference is that Terence compared the world to a submarine in an out-of-control power dive (though he used the term in this version, referring back to it).   I survived just such a scenario that nearly sunk us, where sea water was streaming into the boat with a screaming high pitch, while angles and dangles made it hard to keep one's feet and nothing was staying put where it had been set.  It was eighty men facing the very real possibility of their demise.  So, the reality of what he was speaking had such special meaning, and I think he was getting it totally right.


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