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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Am I just a random isolated skin sack of blood, bile, turd, piss, and water, spinning hopelessly around a dumb, expanding happenstance universe? Am I nothing more than accident? Is this universe forever deaf, dumb, and blind to me?

Am I just a corporate lackey, paid to play the role of Consumer, forever and ever, Amen? Am I doomed into purchasing my “happiness” from some so-called “super” store? Am I nothing more than a random assortment of brands disguised as personality?

Am I just the waste I leave behind? A buried trash heap of rotting cardboard, plastic, paper, denim, leather, sinew, stuffing, and bone? Am I nothing more than a briefly animating trail of trash?

Am I just a fool? A careless, misinformed intellectual mongrel, doomed to eat and shit away my brief time as universe ever convinced of my complete separation from it?


Am I the Evolving Expression of a 13.7+ billion year Expanding Energy know as Universe, Become Alive, Become Aware: Of Itself!?

Am I the 2 Become 1, The Ground Of All Being, The Union Of All Dualities? The In And The Out? The Up And The Down? The Good And The Bad? The Life And The Death? The Night And The Day?

Am I, As With You, As With Them, As With All, The One True Experiencer? We Together Playing The World Foundationally As One?

Am I You And You I And We Them And Them We And We All: Connecting To The All That Can Ever Be?

Who Am I? I Think I Might Be Everything, Just Like You!


Push the little red button and turn off the Madness. Quiet the mind and become the Breathe. Follow The Path And Relax Into Being…


Let’s Come Together And Give It A Better Try!!!




Left And Right, Up And Down, In And Out, All Around Us: The Light Of A Trillion+ Suns Shines Every Which Way, Every Instant Of Every Day.

Contained Within This Light Is The Story Of The Long Now, The 13.7+ Billion Year Old And Ever Growing Expansion Of Space-Time We Call Universe.

We Each Ride On The Crest Of This Relentless Expansion Of Space-Time, Our Individual Egos Barely An Instantaneously-Disappearing-Blip On The Radar Map Of The Long Now: Here One Moment, Completely Gone The Next, Yet Always And Forever Connected To The Entire Expanding History Of Cosmos!

A Disciple Of The Buddha Might Refer To This As “Dependent Arising”, All Causes Necessarily Connecting To Their Corresponding Effects, Every Instant Of Time Dependently Arising From The Unfolding Of All Previous Time, And Ever Connected To The Complete Unfolding Of The Entire History Of Time!

The Entire Surrounding Canopy Of Galaxies And Stars Reflecting Inside Our Eyes, Reflecting Inside Our Mind, Containing The History Of All That Has Ever Been, As It Effortlessly Converts Into All That Will Ever Be.

Whether We Like It Or Not, And Whether We Even See It Or Not: We Each Are Connected To The Entire History Of The Cosmos.

Blessed And Cursed With The Fleeting Gift Of Self-Awareness, Grown From A Tiny Blue Speck We Call Earth, Spinning Around A Medium Sized, Mostly Spherical, Thermonuclear Furnace We Call Sun, Spinning Around A Super Massive Black Hole, Feverishly Growing At The Center Of A Galaxy We Call Milky Way, Expanding In A Universe Of Billions Of Dancing Galaxies We Call Cosmos, Amen.

Our Lives Are A Gift Not To Be Wasted! Our Place Is A Gift Not To Be Ignored.


We are indeed the living dead. The zombie apocalypse is long come and we have all been bitten.

As we blindly spread over every available landscape, lustfully consuming everything in sight, raising zombie children taught to always exceed the greed endlessly through time, we destroy every future possibility we can, as quickly as we can.

We choose to see basically every life, even our own, as Grotesquely Profane. We treat our Magical Eden like any random garbage dump, or secret mass grave, with little, if any Respect, and grow Noisy children quite Insane with Fear, Greed, Hatred, and Misinformation as their foundation to otherwise grow almost completely wild.

It would seem we have destroyed nearly anything Truly Sacred long long ago and worship only distorted idols now. We claim our martyrdom through this or that often thoughtless ritual and plead innocent while constantly acting like little Devils.

We ask why should I care about other peoples children? Other peoples lives? Why should I wonder how my “smart” phone ever came to be? How it was made and by whom? Why should I think about every “Made In China” label in my home as their people “breathe” unbreathable poisoned air and die of lung cancer at ever increasing rates?

Why should I ask about the innocent women and children repeatedly dying at the hands of video game playing american “solders” in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and every other place in the world we fly and fire armed military drones? Why should I ask questions about the need for constant military intervention abroad in the name of some imaginary “security” state back home?

Why should I question the need for a government to constantly spy on its own people as well as all other people in the world? Why should I ask about corporate Greed, environmental Malfeasance, and “white-collar” prosecutorial Oversight, when there’s so many shiny flashing Distractions right over there?

Questions are the Enemy according to the prevailing media Madness, at least anything penetrating through the typically prescribed rind-surfing “political” debates and cartooned “entertainments”. The media wishes to put everyone into a deep mindlessly consuming stupor. It is the original zombie and it represents our endless Desire to Consume and a Pathological inability to be satisfied.

I am here to state quite unequivocally that Questions are the antidote to the zombie Apocalypse currently ravaging our Gloriously Sacred Planet. Questions that demand our Attention cannot be ignored forever and they most certainly Deserve some honest Answering.


One, Always One.

The Message is patiently sitting right on the tip of our nose and we continually choose not to See It…

We Are All ONE.

As a Wonderful Hindu Metaphor Suggests: We Are Each One Facet, Perfectly Reflecting All Other Facets, Of One Infinitely Faceted Cosmic Jewel.

Contained within every cell in every Earthly-body is a delicately-coiled, informationally-coded, spiraling-strand of amino-acids, known as DNA, that Connects All Living Beings of Planet Earth To This Oneness.

The Air We Breathe, The Water We Drink, The Food We Eat, The Atoms We Become, All Of One Source, All Of One Earth, All Of One Universe.

Contained within almost every single tiny speck of “empty” space is practically the Entire History of the Cosmos, as described Electromagnetically! Photons, neutrinos, and an assortment of other whizzing, waving, bits of Universe, constantly passing in, off, and through us omnidirectionally, and all containing the entire 13.7 plus billion year Expanding Story known as Space/Time, known as Universe, and also Known as Us! (Electromagnetically speaking anyway.)

There can be no deviation from This, it is literally Written Into The very Fabric of Our Cosmic Being…

We Are All ONE!

With This Understanding Comes Great Responsibility!

As one Zen teacher describes It (from Buddhism by Huston Smith and Philip Novak):

Infinite Gratitude to All Things Past, Infinite Service to All Things Present, and Infinite Responsibility to All Things Future.

That sounds pretty Good to me! You might even say, right on the nose!


Obviously alarmism isn’t the best way to start out a conversation about change, but I’ve been feeling very alarmed these days, so it’s how it has to begin.

I see a planet in Great Peril, being mindlessly bought and sold, for the advancement of a select few, at the great cost of the many.

I see islands of floating trash in our Oceans, poisoning and killing animals of all kinds. I see depleting life everywhere as we pave the planet dry and attempt to wipe our Environment “clean” in the name of “progress” and profit.

I see whole mountaintops leveled and washed away in the name of “advancement”. I see water sources and landscapes of all kinds poisoned by corporate Malfeasance and political Shortsightedness.

I see communities poisoned by corporations of all kinds, through the air we breath, the water we drink, and the food we eat. I see sickness and medical dependency everywhere.

I see children and babies glued into the media consumer blitz before they ever had the chance to say no. I see companies targeting younger and younger audiences. I see parents eagerly branding them too, mindlessly passing on consumer “loyalties” from generation to generation.

I see an abstract, distorted world of simulation and simulacra, consumer desires and blind loyalties, dis and misinformed zombies everywhere!

I see people taught to hate, taught to fear, taught to close themselves up.


I see the Chance for us to begin a Transformation!

I see the Opportunity for us to Embrace Change!

I see a Bright Future for all Humankind if only we can stop assuming we already know, and start opening up to something More.

Our happiness CANNOT BE PURCHASED and no amount of future efficiency will ever make capitalism a sustainable way to organize ourselves socially.

We have to recognize ourself in all other creatures of Planet Earth.

We have to recognize ourself Connected to the Entire History of our Cosmos.

We have to find Sacred our Rarefied and Delicate Planet and become Careful Stewards to Her Needs.

We have to learn to Share our natural resources with all of Her Creatures no matter their shape, size, color, or creed.

We must become One Planetary Life-force devoted to the Safety of the many rather than the economics of the few.


We have the chance for Redemption, but only if we can Grow Together rather than stagnate apart.


A Rant…

We simply cannot afford to continue to be so damned self-deluded! We cannot continue to assume we have the answers when in actuality we most obviously do not! The “haves and the have nots” attitudes we take are gloriously Grotesque.

Our Finite Earth cannot sustain the Assault of endless Consumption for ever and ever Amen. This Bullshit idea that private property is some God-given Right that must be protected at all cost with any weapon available is a Bankrupt philosophy, that is Destroying our children’s children’s future.

This disneyfication of the planet is no benevolent force. It seeks to Corrupt through control all natural systems. It seeks to Steal from the public commons only for the personal profit of a select few, rarely, if ever, for the Greater Good of the many.

It sickens the minds of our children by turning then into zombie “brand-loyalist” consumers, forever hypnotized by all the televised desires, into finding fleeting “happiness” only in the blind purchase.

It seeks to destroy the Imagination and all forms of Creative Thought by presenting always a very specifically narrowed narrative. One in which Consumption is the main Ideal, as well as Violence in the name of some imaginary Security-State.

It seeks to destroy all things Democratic and suck the world dry of all its Resources in as short a time span as is mechanically possible.

We simply cannot stand for this attitude to be continually taught!

We must Fight for something so much More!

This Earth is the single most Precious Resource we have. We are utterly Dependent upon Her Benevolence for any hope at extended survival.

If we continue to Rape and Pillage our Environment for these few Petty short-term economic “gains”, if we continually choose to live like Beasts in the face of our Godliness, if we continually deny our Place and Responsibility for very much longer, we will surely turn our Life-Sustaining planetary Garden of Eden into nothing more than a giant unlivable satellite of Trash.


The Good News is we can change, the Bad News is we keep pretending we can’t.

Here is one of our most basic realities: our lives are only possible while the Earth allows them to be. In other words, without rather specific environmental conditions constantly being met, we would completely cease to be. Fresh breathable air, clean potable drinking water, life-generating land, these things are the most precious resources we have, because without them we simply do not exist at all.

If we can start from the principle that we must be careful stewards of our life-sustaining planet, rather than continual exploiters of Her, perhaps we might better organize ourselves socially?

Capitalism is a Blight on our land because it chooses individual greed over grouped success and does everything it can to create short-term gains with nary a thought given to any potential long term consequence.

Capitalism is a Blight because it turns everything into competition, puts everyone at odds with everyone else, as it gleefully tears up the social contract and creates a world rampant with distrust of our neighbors.

Capitalism is a Blight because it profits off of hatred, fear, sickness, death, war, and anything else it can get it’s greedy grubby little hands on.

Capitalism is a Blight because it creates poisons, toxins, and other chemical nightmares all in the name of private profit and all at the cost of our environmental security.

Capitalism, as is currently practiced, cannot bring us much further into the future without constant war, constant hate, constant fear, and constant oblivion. It is fundamentally UNSUSTAINABLE and It Demands that we find another way…