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5.22.2015

***** nd. Like turning over for more sleep after the alarm... HOW MUCH WE ADORE OUR DENIAL OF OUR FELLOW CREATURES NEEDS, SUFFERING.... I FEEL LIKE I NEVER UNDERSTOOD, UNTIL NOW.

***** nd. Like turning over for more sleep after the alarm... HOW MUCH WE ADORE OUR DENIAL OF OUR FELLOW CREATURES NEEDS, SUFFERING.... I FEEL LIKE I NEVER UNDERSTOOD, UNTIL NOW.

***** My dad adored me above almost everyone. I wish he hadn't.....

***** My dad adored me above almost everyone. I wish he hadn't.....

My point isn't to dis my dad.  If I could select anyone in history to be my dad, it would be him.

My point is to learn from my experience of this near greatest of all people I've ever known of. 

He loved all of humanity, all of creation, unconditionally.

But he loved me nearly more than everything and everyone... and in that it was conditional love.

I wish he had loved me no more, and no less, than he loved every creature, all of creation.

I lost decades, my fault, on craving the supreme love he had for me.  There was never any joy in that, There could NEVER be Joy in that - conditional Loving.  Pleasure, yes. Lust, yes. Loving, no. Joy, no.

My life is now fully of his other side, Unconditional Loving - Immensely Painful with the pain of the world.  Infinitely Loving. Infinitely Joyful.  Every breath.

***** On FB: "James, what (to Stop Palestines Death) do you recommend?" My Reply: "Based on a simple, honest look at the history of change... ...."

Based on a simple, honest look at the history of change... key posts at the top right of this site (right hand column) are The path I see, and at the least, commensurate with the magnitude of personal price thousands us us would have to pay, or offer to pay, to stop this. Equivalent to the rice 10's of thousands in Tahrir Square offered; 1000's on a bridge in Selma offered; hundreds offered at the Dharasana Salt Works in India offered and payed.... Nothing is free. Everything has a price. EVERYTHING. Stopping the world's 4th nost powerful military backed by the world's MOST powerful military will take a huge price to stop. Anyone that takes the time to read carefully the posts I just mentioned, and THEN wishes to discuss, I'm available. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/

Besieged in Gaza from birth to death

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/05/besieged-birth-death

The US has a Legal system.... It does not now in 2015, if it ever did, have a Justice system.

The US has a Legal system....  It does not now in 2015, if it ever did, have a Justice system.

5.21.2015

***** SPDF Day 52-29: I was thinking today, it is more clear to me than ever that all is lost... Democracy, near all that is good, near all of Creation, Palestine, the American Soul... but everyone, anyone, can be Saved, in this Life... from the degenerating, disintegrating world around them... if they, when they, as they... forget their own life, and devote their every breath to the neediest in the world. This is Heaven, Salvation, and no one can deprive them of it... but themselves. More than ever before it is desperately important that we each strive for this Salvation... that we might increase by whatever miniscule amount... the likelihood that someone else too might find the Path.

*****  I was thinking today, it is more clear to me than ever that all is lost...  Democracy, near all that is good, near all of Creation, Palestine,  the American Soul... but everyone, anyone, can be Saved, in this  Life... from the degenerating, disintegrating world around them... if  they, when they, as they... forget their own life, and devote their  every breath to the neediest in the world.  This is Heaven, Salvation,  and no one can deprive them of it... but themselves.  More than ever  before it is desperately important that we each strive for this  Salvation... that we might increase by whatever miniscule amount...  the likelihood that someone else too might find the Path.

5.19.2015

***** SPDF Day 52-28: NYT: Give Up on Netanyahu, Go to the United Nations, Henry Seigman

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/opinion/give-up-on-netanyahu-go-to-the-united-nations-israel-palestine.html

5.17.2015

***** nd SPDF: Our Devotion to personal (and 'family') survival and pleasure... has finally doomed humankind, and all of creation. We've insanely embraced the way of 'cancer' over the way of Life. Our parents, the Creating generation, birthed the suicidal Consuming generation.

SPDF:  Our Devotion to personal (and 'family') survival and pleasure... has finally doomed humankind, and all of creation. We've insanely embraced the way of 'cancer' over the way of Life. Our parents, the Creating generation, birthed the suicidal Consuming generation.

***** SPDF: I am adult-long devoted to human-crucial success, and to obstruct attempts likely to end in disaster.

I can think of little, if anything, that more centrally defines who and what I am then my devotion to finding and dedicating myself to actions, strategies, tactics, campaigns...  That have the potential to win, to succeed, if pressed hard enough, committedly enough, forcefully enough, hard enough, by enough people....  And I am unwilling to either participate in, or in any way enable, actions that are unlikely to succeed regardless of how much resources and effort are invested.

This characteristic of mine has been true of me throughout my adulthood.  It was central to who and what I was in my college and advanced degree educational life.  It was centrally true of me during all of my business career.  And it has been true of me ever since., I suspect, I am quite sure, it will be true of me until I take my last breath or degenerate into a different being psychologically.

My constitution is such that I am only interested in, I am only able, to participate in things that I think are monumentally important to humanity and to creation, and I am then unable to not devote myself to seeing what would constitute success, what would constitute failure, and to devote myself to the former and to stand in the way of the latter.

I've often thought, over many years now, I've often shared over many years now, of the example of the Space Shuttle Challenger.  The space shuttle challenger blew up.  It has been quite well documented that the failure was due to a part, an o ring, and my understanding is that quite clearly an engineer, or several engineers, knew of the potential risk before the launch, before the explosion.  I don't know the details of that event beyond what I just said, but my life has been centered around somewhat life and death ventures so I know the territory quite well. 

I know how desperately a team like that Challenger launch team wanted to meet deadlines, meet goals, have a success.  I know the pressures on that engineer, or engineers, that had negative news, had bad news.  I don't know of any life and death heroics that that engineer, or those engineers, waged to attempt to stop that tragic flight.  They may have done so, but I'll guess they did not.

Either way, I'm not suggesting the problem was primarily theirs.  Near certainly the problem was systemic, enterprisewide, the wrong value on success, lack of value on avoiding disaster.

Throughout my adulthood my devotion has been to achieve both mission critical success and to avoid mission disaster, to avoid enabling the masses of people involved that were not devoted to both.

On enterprises I've had some substantial successful impact, and much failure.

But I have never failed to make the attempt regardless of personal cost to me.  And I suspect this will always be true of me.

pic. "Loving is unconditional, or, it is Hate-ful. No? Just look at History. Just look at the outcomes."


***** "Who wants to put on the posterboards, go out to the street corner, and rant?... There is not a politician on earth wants to tell his or her constituents, "We've probably already blown our chance to avoid substantial suffering, but if we work really hard and devote our lives to the cause, we can somewhat reduce the even worse suffering that awaits our grandchildren."

http://www.vox.com/2015/5/15/8612113/truth-climate-change


***** SPDF Day 52-24: Gideon Levy, Ha'aretz: "The two-state solution is dead (it was never born); the Palestinian state will not aris...."

The two-state solution is dead (it was never born); the Palestinian state will not arise; international law does not apply to Israel; the occupation will continue to crawl quickly to annexation, annexation will continue to crawl quickly toward an apartheid state; “Jewish” supersedes “democracy”, nationalism and racism will get the stamp of government approval, but they’re already here and have been for a long time.

http://www.alanhart.net/the-whole-truth-about-israel-in-one-sentence/#.VVjvFavGiF8.facebook

***** MUST MUST WATCH. 55 MIN. A Conversation with Noam Chomsky on Palestine/Israel by Frank Barat. 2011

"The US military exists to force the Political Will of the US on other people by force of arms," Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff