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5.07.2016

***** You are welcome to hate me for this if you like. Almost always what we mean by love, 99.99% of the time in this sickest of all societies, is lust, be it lust for a Coca Cola, a sex partner, a house.......

### You are welcome to hate me for this if you like. Almost always what we mean by love, 99.99% of the time in this sickest of all societies, is lust, be it lust for a Coca Cola, a sex partner, a house, a vacation, a burger.... Love is me about the other person and their joy and absence of pain. Lust is about me and mine feeling pleasure. 99% of the people that read the picture below will be thinking about lust, though they are sure it is love, as was I, sadly, for most of my decades I was well taught. In no way am I saying which is superior, tho in my experience one is absolutely Superior. Pursuing our lusts is pursuing pleasure. Pursuing love is pursuing joy and our own self sacrifice, and the joy and reduction and suffering of those who need it the most. They are the opposite human emotions. The result of one is constructive creation, the result of the other is war and destruction. The results of 1 is endless cycles of craving and satisfaction craving and satisfaction. The result of the other is complete ever-present Joy, complete ever-present personal suffering, and complete ever-present piece of heart...

5.06.2016

I'm pretty much vegan now: I had the right inclinations....

I'm pretty much vegan now: I had the right inclinations from my earliest days but I was overcome by the brainwashing of our culture, and then by the woman I married ( my fault, not hers ). Beginning about 20 years ago I rarely chose to eat any creature that had to die so that I ate. And beginning last month I am now pretty much in charge of my diet except for expired food that I retrieve from a kindly store. If I am offered animal products that otherwise would be thrown out I consume them as an act of respect. Otherwise, pretty much never. For the joy of it. For the joyful solidarity of it. ( and it now I know to get regular vitamin B12 supplements. )

***** My fellow progressives, Sanders supporters, opponents of ecocide: regardless of what else they say or do, none of us that consumes more than our fair share of global resources is an opponent of ecocide, but rather a fierce agent thereof. No one; but rather the most disgusting and leathal of hypocrites. The law of morality and.......

***** My fellow progressives, Sanders supporters, opponents of ecocide: regardless of what else they say or do,  none of us that consumes more than our fair share of global resources is an opponent of  ecocide, but rather a fierce agent thereof. No one; but rather the most disgusting and leathal of hypocrites. The law of morality and the law of ecology finally now reject the delusion that they are two different things. Oh, we are able to continue in our delusion, our hypocrisy, but not without causing the final cataclysm to run its course. Gandhi understood the Golden Rule to be, '...to steadfastly refuse to have what billions cannot have.' True Revolution, now, is all that will save us. The revolution is not , more Justice for we, all of us, grotesquely overprivileged Americans, which by every global standard we are. The revolution is Justice for the least of these our Global sisters and brothers. You, I, have a simple test. Are we truly, actually, really, in truth, living at or near the Golden Rule as stated by Gandhi, which is the measure of our Brotherhood, our solidarity, or sanity, our decency, our worthiness, our loving, or not? Are we consuming more than our absolute need, as measured by our neediest sisters and brothers on Earth? Are we consuming more than our share, as measured by our neediest sisters and brothers on Earth? Those of us that continue to live our grotesque hypocrisy richly deserve the cataclysm that will befall our children. Our children, and our Global neediest sisters and brothers, however, do not. Only living full solidarity with the global media is the revolution. That is the only Revolution that has ever been possible, and the only one yet to be tried.

***** Update regarding my system, nervous system, crash: A. .....

***** Update regarding my system, nervous system, crash: A. confession is good for the soul, and my long post of yesterday regarding my system, nervous system, crash I think was cathartic. Thanks to my friends for being with me. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2016/05/system-troubles-resetting-restarting-my.html  2. Having enough vitamin B12 is really important, and as a new, pretty much vegan, I need shots or supplements or both for that and was not getting them. 3. And most importantly, Without love it is nothing. If not explicitly devoted to loving, I wish to not be alive. Except when explicitly channeling the loving that is in all of us, I wish not to be in this grotesque hellish world that we have created. I think what my nervous system was telling me is that if not loving, it is not the revolution, no matter how tempting, Sanders campaign, it is too little too late, squandering the tiny little bit of time we have left. No, I am not arguing against Sanders, he is a godsend, and I think, a loving man. But the movement is not loving, not nearly enough, anyway. It is about globally grotesquely over privileged Millennials wanting more Justice for themselves. No, that is not bad, per se. It is not enough. The clarity that seems to have come to me yesterday in deep meditation is that my life needs to rededicate to loving, being loving (in action), and thereby demonstrating the path of loving, with each breath. The jury in front of whom I need to live my life is the people of today and the future that demand nothing less of me than marking the path of loving, desperate for me, pleading for me, for all of us, to find and mark this, the only, way out of the Darkness, the only way to turn from the abyss. It is the path of individual salvation for everyone who walks it... joy, peace of heart , regardless of external circumstances. It is the only potential salvation for any Shred of decency on Earth now or in the future. It is not exclusive of what Sanders and the campaign are trying to do. But as correctly stated in 1 Corinthians 13, without love it is nothing. It is a clashing cymbal. It is finally and absolutely too late for clashing cymbals. LOL, incidentally, last night I seemed to resolve the slow unuseability of my phone, tablet, as well. We'll see.

I put up this site which is almost The Complete Book of essays compiled by Ed Guinan on nonviolence, almost 10 years ago, as I saw it then and now to be the greatest collection on nonviolent action that I have ever seen. And this essay at this link is the greatest essay on nonviolence that I've ever seen. I hope that you consider it deeply, and share it as you think best... http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html?m=1

I put up this site which is almost The Complete Book of essays compiled by Ed Guinan on nonviolence, almost 10 years ago, as I saw it then and now to be the greatest collection on nonviolent action that I have ever seen. And this essay at this link is the greatest essay on nonviolence that I've ever seen. I hope that you consider it deeply, and share it as you think best...  http://peaceandnonviolence.blogspot.com/2007/03/love-in-action-thich-nhat-hanh.html?m=1

***** Ilan Pappe: Israel Is the Last Remaining, Active Settler-Colonialist Project Ilan Pappe discusses Noam Chomsky, Bernie Sanders and the post-Zionist movement. BY Eli Massey

http://inthesetimes.com/article/19107/ilan-pappe-Bernie-Sanders-Noam-Chomsky-BDS-Israel-Palestine/

5.05.2016

Hillary supporters, you think that Sanders supporters are risking that a republican will win the election. It is you that are risking a republican winning the presidency. You need to withdraw your support from Hillary and convince her to pull out of the race. Yes, I have never been more serious. No, I don't expect you to do it. But don't say you haven't been told.

Hillary supporters, you think that Sanders supporters are risking that a republican will win the election. It is you that are risking a republican winning the presidency. You need to withdraw your support from Hillary and convince her to pull out of the race. Yes, I have never been more serious. No, I don't expect you to do it. But don't say you haven't been told.

***** Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of World Humanitarian Summit, Says It No Longer Has Hope

http://thinkprogress.org/world/2016/05/05/3775550/doctors-without-borders-whs/

***** System troubles. Resetting, restarting, my nervous system: Did you ever have to reset your phone, or computer? To solve a problem? I suspect you have. I'm going through that with my phone tablet right now because the speed is almost unusable. It is taking quite a few times. For the last several weeks I've been trying to reset my nervous system. So far......

***** System troubles. Resetting, restarting, my nervous system: Did you ever have to reset your phone, or computer? To solve a problem? I suspect you have. I'm going through that with my phone tablet right now because the speed is almost unusable. It is taking quite a few times. For the last several weeks I've been trying to reset my nervous system. So far I don't have the sequence right. As with resetting my phone sometimes it takes finding out what doesn't work before the right sequence is found. This is not a new Phenomenon with me and my nervous system. It's been true throughout my entire life, particularly my adulthood. Sometimes in the last few weeks I thought I found the problem and reset, only to find out that not so. Some of it may have been a blood imbalance but I think most of it is I've been thrown off balance by many things in our world recently, and it is taking me awhile to find my balance, my point of focus, my reason for being, my reason for living, the strength to fight, how I am to fight. I suspect it will happen sooner or later. It is upsetting to me to not be at full fighting strength , but part of the fight is being honest with myself and those traveling with me. Please understand if you can. My current theory is that Many Adventures in the past month or so has taken me away from a laser-like focus on my source of life, an empathic Unity with the children in Palestine , empathic Unity with the poor in Washington DC, and or, devoting my life here exclusively to the one in a million Wagers of loving. I am not feeling the acute connection that I have in the past, many distractions, many dilutions. I expect to try and devote as many hours or days as is needed in the hopes of reconnecting, rebooting, my nervous system. Again, please try and be as understanding as you can as I attempt to bring my system fully back online.

5.04.2016

Today is the first day in several weeks that I have felt roughly my old normal, which is ready to work. I don't know.......

Today is the first day in several weeks that I have felt roughly my old normal, which is ready to work. I don't know if my nervous system has finally worked things through, or if it was something like a vitamin B12 deficiency. I did get a shot yesterday. I'll be interested to see what the blood work I initiated today has to say. It is continually curious to me that the side of me that admires Bernie Sanders and wants to jump in is continually shot down by the side of me that says no. Too little. Too late. Not the revolution. As anyone can see I continue to put up mildly encouraging posts regarding Sanders for whom I have a high regard. But the only Revolution I'm interested in is a revolution of total solidarity lived with the neediest, loving. And as positive as I see the Sanders campaign being it is a campaign about more Justice for we already over privileged Americans. It's not that I think that is bad, but it is not the revolution I'm waging. At least, this is the best I can figure so far why my body is not climbing into that Sanders fight. Here I sit on K Street with the free Palestine vehicle.

I think the lesson that I'm being taught is what I have long suspected but I'm seeing more clearly, the fight for justice is not the same as the fight for loving. And the only thing that seems to be able to get me out of bed is the fight for loving. Quite perplexing to me. But I think that's what's going on with me. I am not trying to argue that anyone should agree with my point of view. It is too unclear to me to do so.

... It is that at this point in history I think that the only thing that is sustainable is a revolution of total loving , as unlikely as of course that is. But it's the only thing that is sustainable. Everything less is straightening the deck chairs on the Titanic. So I fight, but I fight The Impossible fight for loving, not for slightly delayed Armageddon. This is really really surprising to me, but that's what I think my nervous system is telling me, doing. I keep watching it. I keep questioning. I keep listening. I keep challenging.

At the risk of sounding ridiculous, the solution to climate change is horribly simple. We westerners and those consuming at our level need to stop consuming, and to devote our resources and lives to repairing the billions of lives around the globe that we have destroyed and or put in catastrophic Jeopardy. That's what would happen the degree to which we returned to become loving creatures, as are our Aboriginal sisters and brothers, and most human beings below the age of 2. Nothing else will save our species or the others. Ridiculous, yes. True? Absolutely. Everything else is delusion and delay delay.

At the risk of sounding ridiculous, the solution to climate change is horribly simple. We westerners and those consuming at our level need to stop consuming, and to devote our resources and lives to repairing the billions of lives around the globe that we have destroyed and or put in catastrophic Jeopardy. That's what would happen the degree to which we returned to become loving creatures, as are our Aboriginal sisters and brothers, and most human beings below the age of 2. Nothing else will save our species or the others. Ridiculous, yes. True? Absolutely. Everything else is delusion and delay delay.

5.03.2016

Absolute Fearless loving is the revolution. If it's not loving it's not the revolution.

Absolute Fearless loving is the revolution. If it's not loving it's not the revolution.

5.01.2016

Axioms for Organizers by Fred Ross, Sr. 1989 Every Day – Organizing isn’t a job done once and done with. If organizers don’t renew their efforts every day of their lives, then only the grasping and greedy people remain active. Doing It “For” People –If you think.....

Axioms for Organizers by Fred Ross, Sr. 1989
Every Day –

Organizing isn’t a job done once and done with. If organizers don’t renew their efforts every day of their lives, then only the grasping and greedy people remain active.

Doing It “For” People –If you think you can do it for people, you've stopped
understanding what it means to be an organizer.

Lead By Pushing –An organizer is a leader who does not lead but gets behind the people and pushes.

Duty of Organizer – The duty of the organizer is to provide people with the opportunity to work for what they believe in.

Follow-up –90% of organizing is follow-up.

Never Give Up –Good organizers never give up –they get the opposition to do that.

Urgency –A good organizer must be able to charge an issue with a supreme sense of urgency.

“From The Heart”–How can you move others unless you are moved yourself?

Little Things –

If you are able to achieve anything big in life, it’s because you paid attention
to the “little” things.

Half-Assed Job –In any kind of work if you do a half-assed job at least you get some of the work done; in organizing you don’t get anything done.

People –It’s the way people are  that counts, not the way you’d like them to be.

Short-Cuts –Short-cuts usually end in detours, which lead to dead ends.

Organizing Is –Organizing is providing people with the opportunity to become aware of their own capabilities and potential.

Hope –To inspire hope, you have to have hope yourself.

Winning Hearts & Minds –to win the hearts and minds of people, forget the dry facts and statistics; tell them the stories that won you to the cause.

Questions –When you are tempted to make a statement, ask a question.

Temporary Organizer – An organizer tries to turn each person she meets into a temporary organizer.

Ask #1 – Don’t tell the people – ask them.

Build New – Don’t try and rebuild a dead organization; start over and build a new one.

(Cesar Chavez)
Organizing or Manipulating? – If you are moving people to act through truth and for truth, as you understand it, then you are organizing them. If you are moving them to act through deception, then you are manipulating them.

Do It Now #1 – If there is something to be done, do it now.

Do It Now #2 – If you wait until you have all the time, people and resources to go ahead, you may still never get there because you did not fill the interval with the action needed to get you there.

Winning & Losing People – it's easy to win people – and twice as easy to lose them.

Losers – Losers are loaded with alibis.

Maybe – maybe is a double, triple, no.

Messages #1 – Rare is the delivered message.

People Power – People power must be visible.

Reminding – Reminding is the essence of organizing.

Organize – The only way to organize is to organize, not sit around and jaw about it.

Burn-Out – organizers don't burn out. They just give up and cease being organizers.

Presssure – it's not the quantity of pressure we exert that counts, it's the quality.

Willpower #1 – There is no substitute for willpower in an organizer.

Ask #2 – Usually those who can spare a little time for the cause are actually ready to give it all if only someone would ask them.

Concentration – When you are pushing a big drive or issue, you stay on it to the total
exclusion of everything else – until it is done.

Live Wires – when you find, live wires, put them to work immediately. Find something they can do – any little thing – get them ready and starting to do more, or you will lose them for the cause.

All the Way – When you do something – do it all the way!

Leadership – you don't develop leaders. You push people into action by refusing to do it yourself. You are then providing them the opportunity to become aware
of their own capabilities.

Willpower #2 – An organizer has to want to win badly enough to succeed.

Volunteers – Never get so hungry for volunteers that you do their work for them instead of insisting they do it themselves.

Hardest Choice – The hardest choice is usually the correct one.

Vacations – Injustice never takes a vacation.

Monotony – the way to break monotony is with motion and emotion.

Appreciation #1 – Appreciation has an exceedingly short memory so strike while the iron is hot.

Appreciation #2 – People are infinitely more appreciative of what they do for you than what you do for them. (Cesar Chavez)

Respect Yourself – don't let them kick you around. You have to live and organized in such a way that you can respect yourself and be treated with respect by others.

Put People To Work – Don't talk at people – put them to work.

The Disrupter – The disrupter is the lowest form of organizational life.

Be Ready – A good organizer delegates responsibility but is always ready to jump in and do the job himself if necessary. (Saul Alinsky 1947)

Social Arsonist – A good organizer is a social arsonist who goes around setting people on fire.

Messages #2 – There is nothing less likely to be delivered than a message.

Reaching People – if you can't reach people at home during ordinary hours, you've got to go after them during extra-ordinary hours, to the outer edge of your tenacity and forbearance.

Brick By Brick – it isn't too hard to organize if you take it granule by granule, Brick by Brick.

Fast Talkers – Look out for the fast talkers.

Details – The measure of a good organizer is the amount of attention she pays to the most minute details.

Helping People – organizers must grow Beyond helping people too, egging them on.

A Time For Silence – There is a time for sound and a time for silence and a good organizer needs to be able to differentiate between the two.

Finding That Person – to keep an organization alive you've got to find that person who has to do something about it.

The Incidentals – The incidentals make up the fundamentals.

***** I love from my heart everyone. I enjoy many many many people. I like very very very very very few. Only just now am my realizing that distinction. How different my life would have been if I saw the difference between who I enjoy and who I like.

***** I love from my heart everyone. I enjoy many many many people. I like very very very very very few. Only just now am my realizing that distinction. How different my life would have been if I saw the difference between who I enjoy and who I like.