Sigh. Another Mass Shooting In America.

I will not mention the place nor the shooter of the latest Mass Shooting in America. I find it irresponsible to give our time, attention, and energy to Monsters. Most of these shooters have been convinced “Society” is to blame for their self-loathing and guess who pays the price? Ding, Ding, Ding. Society. You do.

We want to keep blaming guns, but how do we control guns when we have no sense of self-accountability, self-awareness, or self-control? When we blame society for our pain and loathing? How do we control an inanimate object when we cannot even control ourselves long enough to put a condom on it? Guns are too easily accessible – I will grant you that. But, guns have always have been easily accessible in America. It is just in the last few decades with the increase in multi media, prescription drugs, and a severe lack of personal accountability and purpose that we have seen an increase in young men and mass shootings in America. Look at our inner cities and you will see a wasteland perpetuated by a “society creates the man” mentality.

Follow that up with our insatiable hunger for diversion in America and the Media’s greed in feeding it to us. Does this not increase the tragedies? Do we pass a law that puts a hefty fine on anyone who publishes the names and faces of the mass shooters? All monies going the victims? A little outrageous, I know. Do we really have to go that far to end the senseless violence? To restrict the freedom of the press would be kind of like restricting Americans freedom to defend themselves?

I just don’t see how we improve Society from the outside in. Krishnamurti wrote, “What we are the world is, and without our transformation, there can be no transformation of the world.” We cannot tax, pass laws, or restrict people into behaving the way we want. If a person has no self-control when it comes to sweets, putting a restriction on Twinkies is not going to stop them from becoming obese. We have already tried that – limiting people’s access to inanimate objects (Alcohol by way of Prohibition, Sugar by way of the Big Gulp) has never worked in the past. If prohibition had been successful, we would still be drinking our spirits from a mason jar.

There is a passage from Allen’s Classic As A Man Thinketh in which he wrote, “All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. In a justly ordered universe, where loss of equipoise would mean total destruction, individual accountability must be absolute.” In other words, ‘you are what you think’. Very forward thinking in a time when we blame extreme weather events on human beings and mass shootings on guns.

Here is a fascinating read by Jayson Gaddis regarding today’s young men and the right of passage severely lacking in our culture today: THE SOLUTION FOR TODAY’S MAN: INITIATION INTO MANHOOD. He references Joseph Campbell’s (the man who inspired the Matrix and Star Wars) belief in the importance of the ordeal.  “The hero’s journey has three basic stages:  severance, initiation, and the return. Campbell asserts that in order to successfully move on to the next developmental stage in our life, we have to go through a rite of passage. Campbell also purports that the all hero’s journeys have one thing in common—the ordeal.

The ordeal is something challenging we must face and on the other side is the reward that we must bring back to our community.  For thousands of years, tribal and indigenous cultures initiate young boys into manhood through formal rites and rituals.

The entire initiation process leads a man toward deeper and deeper self-knowledge, the key to fulfillment and realizing one’s potential in life.”

Fulfillment and potential in life. What an experience to have! What a concept! I have no answers for how we stop mass shootings in America. I wish I did. I do know that blaming manufactures really gets us no where fast. Blaming guns gets us no where faster. But, until we begin to take the time and effort in improving ourselves on an individual level, we will not see any improvement in the Society that surrounds us. In the Society that is now the target of such INDIVIDUAL thoughtlessness, indolence, selfishness, and irresponsibility. I can guarantee you that.

Progressives War On the Individual: The Insect, The Lazy, and The Untruth.

This is an accounting of the Progressives war on the Individual. The Insect: Edward O. Wilson is an entomologist, and when he was asked why Communism does not exist among humans his reply was interesting.

“What I like to say is that Karl Marx was right, socialism works, it is just that he had the wrong species. Why doesn’t it work in humans? Because we have repro­ductive independence, and we get maximum Darwinian fitness by looking after our own survival and having our own offspring. The great success of the social insects is that the success of the indivi­dual genes are invested in the success of the colony as a whole, and especially in the reproduction of the queen, and thus through her the reproduction of new colonies.

This was I think one of the main contributions of the idea of kin-selection. We now understand quite well why most species of social insects have sterile workers, and therefore can have communist-like systems. In which the colony is all, the individu­al is only a part of the colony, and the success of the whole community is what counts far above the success of the individual.

The behavior of the individual social insect evolved with refe­rence to what it contributes to the community, whereas the genetic fitness of a human being depends on how well it can individually use the society. We have become insect-like only by extreme contrac­tual arrangements.”

Let that sink in a bit. Extreme contractual arrangements. Progressivism can only be achieved by altering humanity. Turning us into insects. One argument Progressives will make regarding insects is that they have a large population so that must mean they are successful as a species. But, is that really success? Wilson goes on to answer whether humans are more murderous than animals. “No. The data from long-term behavioral studies of groups such as lions, hyena’s and chimpanzees show that the per capita murder-rate in animal-societies that do engage in murderous aggression is much higher than in human beings. And when you go down to ants, they are genuinely the most warlike of the animals, and the mortality-rates there of individuals and colonies can be truly staggering.” So, communist like systems have more murder per capita. Is it sinking in?

The Lazy: Kant wrote, “Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors (welfare, government dependence) all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians (government planners, organizers, communists). It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me (government), a pastor who acts as my conscience (politician), a physician who prescribes my diet (Mrs. Obama), and so on–then I have no need to exert myself.” Exert yourself? Why would you want to do that? Why have an original thought in your head free from the voices that tell you that to empower your government and politicans is to empower yourself? Live your life a lie and keep voting to empower your government. 

Speaking of untruth and the individual – let me introduce you to Soren Kierkegaard who wrote in the Single Individual.

The Untruth: “There is a view of life which conceives that where the crowd is, there is also the truth, and that in truth itself there is need of having the crowd on its side. There is another view of life which conceives that wherever there is a crowd there is untruth, so that (to consider for a moment the extreme case), even if every individual, each for himself in private, were to be in possession of the truth, yet in case they were all to get together in a crowd—a crowd to which any decisive significance is attributed, a voting, noisy, audible crowd—untruth would at once be in evidence.” Hands Up America. The crowd has spoken and they represent – untruth? What?

Soren continues, “The falsehood first of all is the notion that the crowd does what in fact only the individual in the crowd does, though it be every individual. For ‘crowd’ is an abstraction and has no hands. …the falsehood is that the crowd had the ‘courage’ [to do something], for no one of the individuals was ever so cowardly as the crowd always is. For every individual who flees for refuge into the crowd, and so flees in cowardice from being an individual…, such a man contributes his own share of cowardliness to the cowardliness which we know as the ‘crowd’.—Take the highest example, think of Christ—and the whole human race, all the men that ever were born or are to be born. But let the situation be one that challenges the individual, requiring each one for himself to be alone with Him in a solitary place and as an individual to step up to Him and spit upon Him—the man never was born and never will be born with courage or insolence enough to do such a thing. This is untruth.”

You want to live an indolent, thoughtless, and untrue life? Keep voting for Progressives. It takes a village to raise a child they were not fortunate to abort. It takes a village to raise an adult who would rather someone else live their life than exert themselves with self-accountability and self-awareness. The truth resides in the individual, not the village.

Open Letter To American Protesters

You elected these politicians to expand government and tax sin and now you are complaining when the police officers come after you for breaking the laws the politicians created to control your behavior? How many of you voted for Progressives Liberal Democrats? They believe you need to be managed, organized, and regulated so they tax ciggies and soft drinks to control your bad behavior. Why, because you can’t control yourself. Murders, theft, lawlessness, obesity, drug abuse. How many more laws do we need? How many law makers?

Until we, as a united country, start becoming more self-sufficient and self-accountable and stop waiting for the world to change, nothing is going to change. You want less police? Start taking accountability for yourselves. Stop killing one another. Stop thinking you are entitled to other people’s property. Stop believing you are the victim of your circumstances. Stop empowering your government and empower yourself. I know it is easier to empower politicians. And, blaming the incorrigible white devil is a hell of a lot easier than self-discipline and selflessness, but it is your government that raised taxes on smokes in order to control their bad habits that led to Eric Garner selling them illegally that led the New York city tax collectors to target a man selling them to poor people in the first place. But, blaming your hatred, bitterness, poverty, and ignorance on outside conditions and the incorrigible white devil is not going to change anything. It won’t remove the bitterness, resentment, and hatred you feel.

And, all black lives matter? Really? Almost half of unborn babies in New York alone are black. Other races constitute the other half. Why are you killing your own unborn children. You can’t kill life in reality and say you honor lives with words. In Chicago, 75% of murders are carried out by blacks and almost all their victims are black. Are the only lives that matter are the ones killed by white people? Oh, white people are no better. They hem and haw about their lot in life, and shoot up their class mates because someone hurt their feelings. We are a country living unconsciously, selfishly, and continuously expanding government because we would rather not be bothered with self-discipline, self-accountability, self-awareness, or self-governance. Let someone else take care of it. How are you going to change the world if you can’t even change yourself?

If black lives, or any life for that matter, really means something to you, improve yourself first. If you want to improve yourself, Read the Bible. Then read the Principles of Buddha. Next, Mind is the Master by James Allen. Anything by Eckhart Tolle. Read the Tao by Lao Tzu, the Bhagavad-Gita, and anything by Joh Kabat-Zin. Discipline your mind so the government does not have too. Buddha said, “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” Look what your unguarded thoughts did to Ferguson in response to what you felt was an injustice. Look what it is doing to our snsunborn babies. Look at what it is doing in your own life. You are not going to improve the world until you improve yourself so put down that gun and honey bun, stop living off your outrage, and read a good book. One that may change your life.

I Will Have Justice

“I will have justice for what they did to me.” Does this not epitomize what is wrong with individuals today? “It’s not my fault. Society did this to me, and society will pay!” What do you think every single young white boy thinks before they unload on their classmates? “It’s not my fault. Society did this to me, and society will pay!” Where is this mentality getting us? How does this Progress us Forward?

President Obama said, “You didn’t get their on your own. Someone else made that happen.” But, Einstein said, “Cease attributing your problems to your environment & learn to exercise your will and your personal responsibility.” Which one is the genius? Buddha advises, “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” Taken further our thoughts lead to words, our words to actions, our actions to habit, our habit to character, and our character to Destiny.” We reap what we sow. Love and Justice are One. But, no one wants to admit it. It sounds good in theory, but when it comes to holding ourselves accountable – yeah good luck with that. Especially when we have a team of reporters who leave you with effects and not the cause. Journalism is Dead. Just thought you might like to know before you go reading an article that attempted journalism and failed, miserably. ”

“I will have justice.” Do you even know what justice is? James Allen wrote, “Justice is not separate from love; love is not separate from justice. The essential oneness of the two principles is simply expressed in the divine edict: “Whatsoever a man swath, that shall he also reap.” It is in accordance both with perfect love and perfect justice that man should reap the good results of his good deeds, and the bad results of his bad deeds. All men admit this theoretically, though the majority refuse to recognize the operation of such a law in the universe, arguing, when overtaken with trouble, that in their case they are not reaping what they have sown, as they have never done anything to call for such misfortune, but are suffering innocently (unjustly), or are afflicted through the wrong-doing of others.”

I have no problem with people protesting. But, when they continually shove their outrage down other people’s throats, they are no longer protesting. They are being selfish, ignorant, and obnoxious. They have become useless to themselves and the world they profess to save. How can you direct the world, when you can’t even direct yourself? It is impossible. Did Jesus need to stop a Parade, loot, and burn down his community to change the world? For people to follow him, to believe in him? Did Buddha? Did Mother Teresa? Did Lao Tzu? James Allen? The answer is no, if you are still curious. They changed the world because they were what they wanted the world to be. If you wish for forgiveness, forgive. You are what the world is. Jesus taught us about forgiveness. He forgave the very people carrying out his execution. He stood on a foundation of faith and purpose and meditated on love, compassion, and peace. He lived his life the way he wanted the world to be. In your darkerst moment, when you have hit rock botton and nowhere else to go but up, Jesus is there comforting you and reminding you, “We got this”.

Buddha taught us, “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” Taken further our thoughts lead to words, our words to actions, our actions to habit, our habit to character, and our character to Destiny. Perfect Justice. You want to improve the world? Improve yourself. You want to save the world, save yourself. Look around you. You created that. You are where you are and who you are because you put yourself there. You are the Cause and the Effect. The Reason and the The Remedy.

Love And Justice Are One

Justice and Love Are One

“One frequently hears justice referred to as being opposed to love. Such an error arises out of lack of understanding of the profound and comprehensive significance of these two principles, for two divine laws cannot stand in opposition or contradiction to each other. Two basic laws, both admittedly good, must harmonize; otherwise one would be evil, for good cannot oppose good. The antagonism which men place between justice and love does not exist in reality; it is an error arising from ignorance of the true nature and right application of the principles involved.

The element of kindness is never absent from justice; if it were, it would be weak emotionalism and not love. There is often more love in a server reproof than in a yielding acquiescence. The father who has little love for his child, though he may not treat it cruelly, will not take pains to train it properly; but the father who has great love for his child will train it with a firm yet gentle hand. He will be just to his child because he loves it. He will administer correction and reproof when necessary, that his child may profit thereby.

Justice is not separate from love; love is not separate from justice. The essential oneness of the two principles is simply expressed in the divine edict: “Whatsoever a man swath, that shall he also reap.” It is in accordance both with perfect love and perfect justice that man should reap the good results of his good deeds, and the bad results of his bad deeds. All men admit this theoretically, though the majority refuse to recognize the operation of such a law in the universe, arguing, when overtaken with trouble, that in their case they are not reaping what they have sown, as they have never done anything to call for such misfortune, but are suffering innocently (unjustly), or are afflicted through the wrong-doing of others.

Such a law, however, obtains, and those who will search long enough, and look deep below the surface of things, will find it, and be able to trace with precision its faultless working. Nor would a right-minded man wish it to be otherwise. He would know that the kindest thing that could be done to him would be that he should suffer the full penalty of all his mistakes and wrong-doing, so that he might thereby grow more rapidly in virtue and wisdom. Petitions to Deity to abrogate the just punishment of sins committed are without avail, and can only spring from an immature moral sense. Woe indeed would descend upon man if the law of justice could thus be set aside.

Self-afflicted and torn with sorrow as he now is, there is hope in the law which bestows no special favors and is unfailingly just. But if man by offering up a prayer could escape the effects of his bad deeds, then justice would be non-existent; and as for love, where would it be? For if one could thus be deprived of his bad earnings, what assurance could he have of not being robbed of his good earnings? Thus the ground of salvation would be cut away, and caprice and despotism would take the place of love and justice.

As a coin, which is one, has two distinct sides, so love and justice are two aspects of the same thing. Men do not perceive the love that is hidden in justice, nor the justice that hidden love, because they perceive only one side, and do not to turn these principles round, as it were, and see them in their completion.

Justice, being a divine principle, cannot contain any element of cruelty. All its apparent harshness is the chastening fire of love. Man himself, and not the law per se, has brought about all the afflictions which are working for his ultimate happiness and good. Love reigns supreme in the universe because justice is supreme. A tender and loving hand administers the rod of chastisement. Man is protected, even against himself. Love and justice are one.”

Pulled from The James Allen Library


Racism in America: How Democrats Made Everything Worse

With less than a week away form 2014 Mid-Term elections, the Democrats have ratcheted up their Race Rhetoric accusing people who have rejected President Obama’s policies as being racist. This means they have lost the argument and are floundering in desperation throwing accusations out just hoping something will stick. Desperation is a stinky cologne.

With just one semester of Psychology in college, one thing stuck with me: Transference. What is transference? Well, it is the act of projecting your own deep seated beliefs about people and things onto others in and effort to separate yourself from your own self-loathing, prejudices, and hatreds.

If you have ever had a cheating boyfriend or husband constantly accuse you of cheating without any basis for the accusation, that is an example of transference. Democrats are doing it all the time, especially when they are loosing an argument.

Democrats have no interest in healing the rift between whites and blacks in America. It does not serve them to do so. If African Americans began to realize that they are the creator of their circumstances, the Master of their destiny and NOT the victim of white people, rich selfish business owners, and Republicans, they would became that dynamic force America needs to become great exceptional once again.

The one thing standing in their way are themselves and that tiny Democrat voice whispering in their ear, “You can’t do that without us, the Democrat Party made you, you are who you are and where you are because we put you there. You would be nothing without us. You leave the plantation, you are on your own and you are an Uncle Tom and neglecting your ‘blackness’. Stay under the thumb of Democrats and we will take care of you.”

Guess what, Domestic Abusers say the same thing to their victims. They take the victims self-esteem, self-respect, and create resentment, isolation, and bitterness in order to control and manipulate their victims.

Do you want to know what has happened to African Americans under Democrat rule? All we need to do is go back 50 years. By Martin Luther King, Jr.April 16, 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail:

“You speak of our activity in Birmingham as extreme. At first I was rather disappointed that fellow clergymen would see my nonviolent efforts as those of an extremist. I began thinking about the fact that I stand in the middle of two opposing forces in the [black] community.

One is a force of complacency, made up in part of [blacks] who, as a result of long years of oppression, are so drained of self-respect and a sense of “somebodiness” that they have adjusted to segregation; and in part of a few middle class [blacks] who, because of a degree of academic and economic security and because in some ways they profit by segregation, have become insensitive to the problems of the masses.

The other force is one of bitterness and hatred, and it comes perilously close to advocating violence. It is expressed in the various Black Nationalist groups that are springing up across the nation, the largest and best-known being Elijah Muhammad’s Muslim movement.

Nourished by the [blacks] frustration over the continued existence of racial discrimination, this movement is made up of people who have lost faith in America, who have absolutely repudiated Christianity, and who have concluded that the white man is an incorrigible “devil”.

King stood bravely between complacency and hatred and brought out the best in everyone and when his life ended there left a large Void. Who filled that void? Democrats. On one side we have Democrats who still profit from the weakness, lack of self-respect, and self-confidence of African Americans. Then we have the Democrats who profit and grow powerful off anger, hatred, and bitterness with their relentless tirade of the ‘incorrigible white devil”.

And, then still we have those few Democrats who do both and are rewarded with unlimited political power. The ‘black vote’ has kept the Democrats relevant for over 30 years and look what Africans Americans have to show for it: A poverty rate at 28.1% and unemployment at 47.5%. And, this under a so called ‘Black President’ and Democrat leadership.

The only way Democrats can remain relevant is by keeping Africans Americans angry, bitter, with a healthy dose of low self-esteem and self-respect.

It is no secret Martin Luther King, Jr was greatly influenced by the writings of Henry David Thoreau and Walden in particular. Thoreau wrote,

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” 

This is what King preached and believed of every indivdual, but especially for African Americns. How we all could have benefited from continued Leadership that believed in the health and wellness of the individual black man and woman over the advancement of a Political Party.

Democrat politicians have put themselves first and the individual last and it shows. In every inner city in America, it shows. Race baiting will not heal this country or reverse what the Democrats have done to the spirit and soul of African Americans. But, you know what will? Another Leader like King who can stand between hatred and complacency and redircted the energies of a nation for ALL her people – of every shade and background – toward greatness, peace, and love.

President Obama Panders to Millenials

The Political Party of selflessness and sacrifice depends on the selfishness of their voters. I am actually pretty hopeful that this generation will finally become awakened to what the Liberal/Progressive/Democrats have done to them – have done to every category they set to make dependent on them. The very reason America is in the mess we are in is because of Selfishness and the Democrats having taken more advantage of that than the Conservatives. James Allen writes in Entering the Kingdom,

“Having found that selfishness is the root cause of all competition and strife, the question naturally arises as to how this cause shall be dealt with… The first impulse is to endeavor to frame some outward law, or introduce some new social arrangements or regulations, which shall put a check on the selfishness of others. Each individual suffers by virtue of his own selfishness”.

Millenials are still trying to comprehend themselves with the added burden of having parents, teachers, the media, entertainment, and politicians telling them that they are who they are and where they are because someone else put them there. Yes, Society created you, is responsible for you, and determines your destiny.

But, REAL hope and change does not come from Society. The one promising thing about the millennial generation is that more and more are starting to reject the  “society creates the individual” mantra. It might sound more familiar to you because it is the Mantra President Obama has been repeating since he rose to the ranks of Messiah. “Share the Wealth – Hitch Your Wagons – You Didn’t Get Their On You Own.” As the pendulum of thought swings away from a chained and restricted mindset, let us rejoice in our young people that they may be able to wrap their intelligent and authentic minds around something more substantial and empowering.

Buddha said, kind of, “Watch your thoughts, it becomes your destiny.” How empowering is that? Meaning you are the creator of your life circumstances, your destiny – Not Society. “What you are the world is” ~Krishnamurti.

“Do you wish for kindness? Be kind.  Do you ask for truth? Be true. What you give of yourself you find; your world is a reflex of you.” ~James Allen. They have grown up watching young men take out their hatred, pain, and injury on society around them, believing society is the reason for how they feel, the repetitive theme of “you didn’t get their on your own, someone else made that happne’ echoing in their heads. Embracing the idea that individuals are the master of their own destiny is not a new concept, actually it is pretty old, but it is making a comeback.

More and more young people are figuring out that they have been lied to in order to gain their dependence on outside influences.  Domestic Abusers do that to their victims, too. Being master of your own destiny may feel a little awkward and scary at first, especially if you have been told that government is the master and you the puppet that shows up to vote in November, but it will become more natural the more you practice self-awareness, self-governance, and self-accountability. The Democrats may promise to take care of you, but at what price or you willing to be their whore?