Posted 23 August 2002 - 09:55 AM
Why I Made This
reprinted from HippieHaven, my first web site from '97
slightly edited to update it.
Welcome to my website.
I think that a site should be informative,useful, attractive, educational and entertaining.
I hope I can make this one all of those things.
In addition, I want to help spread my worldview and create a dialog
with like-minded individuals.
I consider myself to be a revolutionary,
an outlaw, by my own choice.
I feel that our society is repressive
and corrupt, morally bankrupt.
Our government is a police-state
that has no legitimacy anymore ( if it ever did )
because it has trampled upon the constitution
and upon the people.
We are created to be free-willed
but society and the governments conspire
with religious and commercial interests
to enslave us all.
Laws made decades ago by long-dead men
are forced upon us from birth on,
regardless of their relevance
in today's world.
All that is worth owning
has already been divided up and nothing is left for those born today.
We treat our brothers & sisters on mother earth
worse than animals...
if you are poor, you may freeze or starve
but you may not steal food nor fight back.
But I do not accept this.
I have fought my entire life to be free...
to the government, the corporations,
the churches, society,
nor other people
who seek to limit my knowledge, my choices,
my power over my own life and property.
I hope that the information within these pages can assist people
who want to break free..
regardless of what others think.
To such individuals,
I welcome you and hope you enjoy your visit here.
[The following is a re-print of an usenet post
by yours truly,
which helps to explain my perspective.
hope you enjoy !]
Reprinted from the usenet newsgroup alt.drugs.mushrooms.
has anyone seen the matrix ?
this fellow is living his life,
pretty content but searching for something....
when he discovered that his whole life is a sham,
he's only been living to service the machine
that spawned him.
we are in the same situation today as that man.
instead of a little pill,
it is a little mushroom that opens our eyes.
in other places,
we have spoken about history,
and christianity took alot of heat
for the church's historical role
as a tool of society and hence,
but one needs to distinguish
between theory & application.
christ's teachings were never really implemented
except perhaps in the very early beginning,
in some few remote areas.
but by the time paul aka saul
became converted from judaism to christianity,
the spiritual rot of 'fitting in' to society
was already beginning to spread,
and by the time of
john's exile and his 'revelations'
it had become, in his eyes,
the synagogue of satan, false,
christian in name only.
the christianity of constantine and Charlemagne was a political expediency,
a ploy to help cement their claim
to rule by god's will.
christianity was not alone, however.
pagan religion had long been in league with the State,
even back into pre-history
the early priests served the king,
bestowing divine legitimacy
in return for earthly favor.
the biblical story of joseph in egypt
illustrates the close ties between
the priests and Pharaoh,
who between them
owned all the land and all the food.
those who worked the land
did so as tenants of the state,
forced to turn over the lion's share
as taxes and tithes.
religion has only grudgingly yielded power
to the secular authority in modern times
and would gladly reclaim its' dominion,
if only more people were religious
the state, for its' part,
would gladly dispense with religion
except that it helps
keep people in line
by promising in the next life
what society & the state deprive us of
in this world--
happiness, freedom .
by teaching submission to rules in this world
for rewards in the next,
religion helps that state maintain legitimacy
and in return,
the state cuts religion in for a % of the take.
now, thanks to our ancestors
who invented priesthoods and kings,
we are all slaves
from birth till death
( or enlightenment )
there are no chains
because there is no where to run.
we all are indoctrinated from birth on
with such notions as
personal property( it's mine !)
and obedience to authority
( because i say so !),
all the while being conditioned
to be 'productive', 'useful'
members of society.
( work all your life to pay taxes
& buy consumer goods )
our children are taken,
by force if needed,
and sent to schools
where they are force-fed propaganda
designed to mold their thoughts and
conform them to society's needs.
we never had a chance,
neither did our parents nor their's.
we are all born helpless,
and promptly seized
as the property of society.
even the very language we are taught
conditions our brains
with concepts of 'democracy',
but the conditioning doesn't work 100 %
some just don't 'fit in'.
maybe they talk back,
or are slackers,
or are too stubborn.
'discipline' is needed!
there must be consequences
these are meted out onto children
at a very early age--
obedience training for humans.
if you don't clean your room,
you can't watch tv.
if you don't eat your meat.
there is no logical causality--
punishments are arbitrary.
the idea isn't just to get you
to do what's best for you,
it's to teach you to fear
getting out of line .
all the time we are growing up,
we are beset by society's agents;
our parents, grandparents, siblings,
and even our peers,
they all say
things will go better for you'.
still, a sizable percentage just cannot
be conditioned properly.
they usually do not fit well into school routine,
and are for the most part
consigned to the dreary ranks of mass poverty,
there to join the rest of society's rejects.
some others act out in ways
forbidden by society
and are locked away in cages.
not to reform them,
but to keep them out of the way,
while serving as a warning to any others
who might be tempted
to get out of line.
if you are lucky, and promise to behave,
they might give you another chance
but nothing is forgotten nor forgiven--
you are forever a convict,
contemptible to your peers,
discriminated against economically and socially.
a tiny fraction of a %,
just a few,
are resistant to the conditioning
and are intelligent enough to hide
that fact from society's scrutiny.
sometimes, they often rise quite high
in this world,
as creativity is often linked
to this type of independent persona.
more often though,
because society doesn't really want or need
very many 'geniuses',
such individuals carve out their own niche wherein they live as they like.
they are self-directed.
needing no external ruler.
for the most part, friends,
we are of that last sort.
more or less--
no one can really
completely break the conditioning for long.
that's called 'going insane'.
that'll get you locked away, too.
in another time,
we might have been kings, magi,
or great warriors,
but today's world has little need
for such strong humans.
society needs workers,
not rebels and malcontents.
so we live on the fringe,
our own little niches
where we try to console ourselves
among those few like us.
and that pretty much explains why i am here.
remember that movie i mentioned
way back at the beginning, the matrix ?
i'm like that guy
who goes into the matrix-world every day,
looking for those
who are searching
for something more.
and i help them
find that 'magic pill'
that lets them see
that there is more
to life than
servicing the machines of civilization.
society is a necessary evil.
it must exist
because there are so many of us.
people must be fed and housed and clothed,
and society makes what we need to live.
we cannot, as some would suggest,
go back to living off the land--
there isn't enough good land for everyone.
despite the politically inclined,
society isn't about to legalize
real freedom until people evolve
enough to be trusted.
with ever increasing urgency,
society has set off
to child- proof the world.
those who prefer not to wait
a few thousand more years,
will have to take their own freedom
and yet not provoke society
into putting them into a cage.
who would pursue that 'outlaw' way,
your 'magic pill' awaits you.
we are here
to help you to see
beyond the veil.
your brother in spirit,
Posted 05 September 2002 - 12:42 PM
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spendmore, but have less. We buy more but enjoy less. We have bigger houses but smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. we have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgement, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, we stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch tv too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possesions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to our life not life to our years.
We've been all the way top the moon and back, but we have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conqured outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up te air, but polluted the soul. We've conqured the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose to share this insight, or to just hit delete.
Remember, spend time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart that dosen't cost a cent. Remember, to say "I love you" to your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind- give time to thank God for all he has blessed you with.
This was just a little something I wanted to share with you guys.
Posted 21 May 2006 - 06:20 AM
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
- Ovoideocystidiata, wildedibles, Paisley and 4 others like this