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Get Enrolled!

This is a government ad with federal funding aimed at getting gay people to enroll in Obama Care.  Oh man oh man.

Let me take a dramatic pause of confusion.

Is this real or a spoof?  It’s real my friends.  Our government thinks that all gay people are men who walk around naked with six-pack abs and a pretty face.

If this ad is for both gay’s and lesbians, then where’s the butch lesbian in dockers and flannels (since we’re getting into stereotypes)?  Is she out chopping wood for the fire?  Or chopping down a christmas tree for the gay men to prance around and decorate?  Where’s baby Jesus?  Can baby Jesus enroll in Obama Care too?

Would you let your children watch this?

I’m all for Obama Care, don’t get me wrong.  And I like gay people just about as much as I like any person.  But pa-lease ladies, America ain’t no Province town.

I’m one of the few people that will benefit from Obama Care.  That’s the only reason I’m for it.  Unfortunately nobody realizes this yet, but when Obama Care patients get old and need hip replacements and cancer treatments, the government won’t be able to afford to help everyone.  There will be an age limit to determine who’s worth helping.  There is a price for everything and someone will pay.

The real problem lies with how much the hospital charges for a box of tissue’s.  MRI’s are $300 everywhere else in the world, but here in the states, they cost $1,000.  And don’t get me started on prescribed medication.  Old folks have to stock up when visiting Canada, or order online from India and pray their heart medication isn’t a sugar pill.

As soon as I get Obama Care, I plan on taking as much advantage as I can from it.  How long will this last?  Someone’s going to pay and it will be the old folks and the corporations paying the fine because it’s cheaper to pay the fine than it is to enroll.  And anyone stuck with good old-fashioned insurance, they’ll pay too!

It’s a bad idea and I knew it from day one.  But hey, cheap insurance for me suckers!

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Melanie’s philosophical ramblings about reflection and the bigger picture. Enjoy!

I published this post on Dec 31, 2012 over at my other blog.  It’s about random ramblings – everyone’s favorite, Yay!

Ahh it feels so good to lay here.  It feels really good to lay here.  OMG heaven in a hand basket shaped to contour my curves under my blankets and on top of my memory foam mattress.  Sweet….

I slept and slept and slept today.  I was dreaming about my blog in that limbo state between waking and dreaming.  I thought up some awesome topics to share with you, but forgot them all.

It’s such a wonderful feeling to go to bed knowing that you don’t have to wake up early the next day.  I can live everyday like that.  Most people feel guilty for sleeping the day away, but for me there is no guilt.  In this day in age, what is there to wake up to anyway?  I don’t need to hunt for food, take care of kids, be a faceless commodity owned and operated by a faceless money grubbing corporation.  No, instead I wake up to Facebook, my phone, netflix, email, shopping online – all those pesky distractions that derail me from accomplishing anything in life.  I wake up to those things and rather sleep instead.

I’m laying here in the dark, blinds drawn, my laptop shining bright and sucking the juice out of my eyeballs.  I don’t feel good.

It’s New Years eve, Monday Dec 31 2012 at 1:37 pm.  I’m supposed to go out to dinner with family at 6.  It’s tradition.  But I need a day to recoup.  It’s days like this that keep me from wanting a boyfriend or kids or a 5 day career work week full of dependancy and ass kissing.  No way baby, I’m free.  I’m free and my life still has meaning.

Today I feel free of everything – all desires and wants for nothing.  I’m living for myself in a state of joyful reflection.  And there’s no one and no thing controlling my esteem.  These days keep me single.  These days keep me sane.  I may have a deeply seeded jaded soul, but I choose it.  I choose me.

I really don’t feel good today.  I’ve been working a lot and then going out on top of it.  It takes it’s toll.  I’m a person who needs 8 hours of sleep each night, but I end up getting 6.  I keep telling myself  “it’s okay I’ll go to bed early tonight” or “I”ll sleep late tomorrow, I’ll be fine,” but that rarely happens.  Alas, it happened today.

I hung out with Brad last night.  He’s not the g0-with-the-flow man I thought he was.  He takes charge and doesn’t get walked on.  It’s so bizarre the tricks our minds play on us to connect with people we don’t really know.  You see yourself in them, but it’s not real.  Perceptions are not reality.  Perceptions are all that there is, but it’s just a reflection of whats inside yourself.  Your beliefs are what shape the reality around you.

I don’t want to see reflections of myself.  That’s an ego bias.  But what is art if you can’t see yourself in the artists depictions of his reality?  Art and inspiration would not exist without reflections.

To look in the mirror, we become self-aware.  It’s a human ability and less instinctive.  To see ourselves in others is an evolutionary trait for growth – to see others doing amazing things that you relate to and wish you can do yourself is tapping into the hidden mass consciousness of man and seeing God’s work at play.  The ability to relate and connect is undoubtedly a tool bestowed upon our spirits and not our physical being.

But then again, I want to see people for who they really are – know why they do what they do.  I don’t want to see only myself in them.

This is a bad dilemma.  I fear that once I stop seeing reflections, I will become sociopathic.  I will lose that connection.  I’ll lose that part of me that doesn’t want to harm a person because I’ll only be harming myself.  If I sever the connection, my soul will be encased in a non-compassionate, non-humanitarian coating.

Perhaps the answer is about seeing the bigger picture and not just bits and pieces I can relate to.  The person is not me, they are them.  If I let them be them, I will be less hurt and disappointed if they do or say something that goes against what I would do or say.  It shows respect and knowing that nothing is to be taken personally. It takes both parties to allow something to be taken personally; the offender and the person who allows the offense.

It’s about acceptance of people.  I am not entitled and they don’t owe me anything.  Delving into a person only to emerge with seeing yourself is coming full circle into yet another sociopathic realm.  A realm of control and power.  If you can control and power over a person, you are essentially controlling and empowering yourself.  You empower yourself through others.  Nothing is ever black and white.  White being complete objectivity with no ability to relate to others, and black being the ability to relate too much and asserting control over what you see.

They are both narrow minded.  Caught up in the marrow goo.  Enclosed in itself.

So what’s the answer here?  To see the bigger picture?  To respect and accept without personalization?

When I was younger and writing in my handwritten journal away from the prying public eye, I focused a lot on this matter.  I’ll give you two examples.

When I was drawing, I thought I could improve my abilities by focusing on the smallest details and perfecting them.  Each stroke being meaningful and purposeful.  I would focus so much on the details of the drawing that I failed to see the bigger picture of what my art was transforming into.  I lost site.  Nothing was cohesive, only scattered dollops not connecting to each other.

When I was playing pool in my younger years, I thought that if I could focus all my attention on that little point on the ball I was to hit, I would get it in.  But I failed to do so over and over again.  So I tried focusing on the tip of my Q stick, then the spot on the Q ball, then the pocket I was aiming for – all strategies failed until I stepped back and looked at the entire table and clearly saw the game for what it really was – getting the damn balls in the pockets.  Once I was able to step back and stop looking at the details was I able to enter the zone.

Beauty are details of yourself being reflected back to you.  To see the big picture, the details will follow suit.  It takes a very broad, strong mind to see the whole.  So much to take in, so much effort and yet it’s like slicing through butter – easy once you see it.  You can see it for what it is and respect it enough to not put yourself in it.  Once you respect it, you can make it your own.  Relinquishing power and control, being above disappointment and hurt – you can start to make something your own.  It only takes respect.  Respect of the thing that is separate from yourself.

Respect was a HUGE epiphany ayahuasca taught me.

Her teachings are still seeping through.

To reflect on oneself slows down time and brings in meaning.  Facebook, email, phone, netflix, work, responsibilities, adhering to a boss or dependance on career, status, money, friends, family – to reflect on ones own self is what brings everything together into the bigger whole of life.  A work of art is just paint on paper.  It’s only meaningful if it means something to you.  Reflect, inspire and grow.

Respect it, reflect it in the grey (not taking the extremes into the black and white), and evolve into a higher state of awareness.

I’m a bit of an imaginative lass.  Lover of science fiction and ruminator of abstract thought.  I can’t resist writing about 1984 and its predictions to our future.  So hold tight and let me do my thang…

In the book “1984,” George Orwell depicted the government as a controlling force known as Big Brother.  Part of the governments plan to control the population was to limit vocabulary.  To rid the word meant to rid the meaning and it’s power to influence.

Words are important in the narrow minded aspect of reality.  They are triggers, an inspiration into self development and awareness.  A small-minded person who fails at seeing the bigger picture is most likely void of imagination and unable to find meaning without words.  They believe only what is placed in front of them.  But to an awake individual, there’s no need for words.  There’s only understanding, awareness and seeing the broad scope of reality.

In the energy of the spirit realm, you don’t need senses.  They are limiting, subjectively ego bound, connecting yourself to your surroundings.  Only a small minded person would let Big Brothers influence beat out their rightful individuality.  Keeping the person small-minded and controlled.  However, even without knowing the right word, it doesn’t mean its meaning doesn’t exist.  The meaning is shown to the few who are able to see the whole.

I see the whole.  And I see the government is wanting to control us and intervene by keeping us small-minded and blind.  By taking away our choices, keeping us limited and controlled – the word still exists.  Individuality still exists.

China is for the most part, a huge work camp.  The people are subjected to slave wages with no escape.  Their military power is huge, their media is state-run controlled and all guns are banned from private ownership.  Only the affluent wealthy have power and are able to do as they please.

Our second amendment was put into place to give us power to overthrow a tyrannical government – so we are not ruled by force but ruled by reason.  This is not part of China’s constitution.  They are not free people unless they have the money to flee the oppressed working class.  Unfortunately America is not far behind this reality.

People need to stop looking at the details of their lives and start seeing society and their culture as a whole – for what it really is.   People can be easily pleased in the small details  – a small escape, but it’s not real.  The expansion of one’s own knowledge is what’s real.  We can be happy at a higher level of consciousness that we are not yet aware.  The government uses the details to derail us.  They force us to see ourselves in them.  They use false logic to control us by allowing them to limit our choices out of blind reason and obedience.

The more selfish and narrow-minded we become, the easier it is to be tamed.  It is the opposing force of a conscious, meaningful life.  It’s living for others without having the perspective to reflect on your own.

Okay there I’m done.  What does it all mean?  I have no idea.  I just wrote it I don’t have to understand it.

Tonight I’m going to Toads place in New Haven to get shit-faced and dance until the ball drops.  Don’t worry, I’m not driving.

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Melanie on gun control

This is a huge topic now-a-days since the elementary school shooting that took place 10 days ago.  Shootings happen all the time, in malls, colleges, post offices, but the people slain have to be really short and really cute for gun control laws to spark a debate.  I don’t often write about politics, but I can’t resist this one.

Um Okay, where to start…..

Basically, I believe in individualism.  To each his own.  The more the government intervenes, the more power they have over us.  And without our freedoms, people will evolve into dependent slaves seeking their “entitled” cut.  Everyone becomes spoiled and stagnant.

I’m not a fan of government intervention, or changing the Constitution.  Unless of course we’re talking about that unlawful 18th amendment.  Women bitched and moaned about not having any rights, while the men lollygagged and drank themselves silly.  But as soon as the alcohol ran dry, women could no longer be tuned out.  So I guess the 18th amendment served it’s purpose after all.  After a long struggle with many bitch slaps, we got our way two years after the start of prohibition.  It’s easier to give women what they want rather than listening to them bitch while you’re sober.

Anyway, this post is dedicated to our second amendment.  The right to bear arms.  Call me crazy here, but have you seen the guns of the 1780’s?  They took about five minutes to load.  One bullet at a time.  If the founding fathers saw our guns today – would they still say everyone has a right to them?

There are approximately 300,000,000 guns in the US.  One per citizen.  About 99.99% are never used lethally.  40% of these guns are sold on the black market by private owners who don’t do background checks.  Something about these numbers irks me.  There are way too many guns circulating!  The more guns, the more fatalities.  Just like with cars – the more cars on the road, the more accidents.  It’s simple math – simple statistics. People should not need/want/feel they should own more than one gun.  And if they do own a gun, it shouldn’t be a military assault rifle!

Why would anyone want to own more than one gun?  Let’s look at those people.  When buying more than one gun, is it still purchased for safety reasons?  Or is it purchased out of some delusional paranoia?  These people can very well be paranoid fear breeders.  The kind of person who would actually use a gun to harm somebody – anybody who messes with them.  They are power and control seekers.  It’s not about safety anymore, it’s about control.  Gun shopping on the weekends, hoarding bullets, bullet proof vests….What are these people expecting to accomplish by accumulating a small arsenal of highly deadly weapons?  These are the people that should be monitored.

Sure there are responsible adults out there that respect the power of guns, but accidents do happen.  Carelessness happens, fear and paranoia happen to the best of us.  The more guns, the more accidents and violence.

It’s one thing to have a cool interesting hobby, but the intentions and motivation for their “hobby” is what troubles me.

I know there are collectors out there, and people who inherited guns owned by their deceased relatives, sure that’s fine.  There’s always a story and way to explain all the guns in your house.  But when does it get to the point where they can’t be explained?

In our current American culture, guns will not be abolished.  They will never be abolished because we are not peaceful people.  As long as we are driven by fear – locking our doors, keeping kids inside to play, being scared of a passerby walking down a dark deserted alleyway, we will continue to bear arms.

From my viewpoint, I don’t see abolishment happening anytime soon.  I’m being realistic.  Our culture is chock full of scumbags.  We are a violent and deranged society.

When the government intervenes, there will always be an opposing, equally powerful force that counter-acts.  It’s all a game really, when you immerse yourself in a narrow-minded belief system, it becomes a game of tug of war – two opposing forces.  Using force, not peace to solve the problem.

When the government intervenes, they fail to see the circular logic.

Statistically, the poor show more gun violence, so let’s spread the wealth.  But spreading the wealth entitles people and makes them lazy – it keeps them poor.  Plus they have all that extra money now for even more guns and drugs….

The government cracks down on the fight against drugs, incarcerating people and ruining their future – keeping their families poor violent gunslingers waiting for their entitled handouts.

If they got rid of automatic military-grade assualt weapons, people will counter-act with buying up an arsenal of small legal guns.  But no matter what gun they use, whether it be assault rifles or single shot pistol, it still only takes one bullet – they are equally deadly.  Their house can still be broken into and have those little single shot pistols allocated to the kids that broke in.

It’s circular logic.  They need to stop fighting and start educating.  Many people say these massacre’s happen because God is no longer in the classroom.  I believe if God is placed back in the school’s curriculum, they need to teach all religions, not just the one.  Which I can’t foresee happening, so let’s keep reasonable here.

I think psychology and philosophy are HUGE.  Psychology being the science of how our brains work, and philosophy is the study of why our brains work.  Philosophy is the substance, while psychology is the tool.  Psychology is truth and philosophy the meaning.

They should teach psychology as soon as the kid enters pre-school.  Psychology should be part of a students curriculum from day one.  Nothing is more important than to learn why/how/and who we are.  It’s actualization, it’s creativity and knowing.  It’s creating yourself before the circumstances you are born into has the chance of shaping you unknowingly.  The child can learn to love and accept their parents once they can see and understand their faults.  They can love them instead of fight them because they understand and gain compassion.

And quite possibly it can even derail bullying.  Bullying is a form of abuse and it’s way overlooked.  The bully can learn psychology so they won’t need a psychologist.  That’s my reasoning at least….

Philosophy can let the child think freely and creatively on their own.  Giving them power, choice and meaning.  Everyone has a little philosopher in them waiting to emerge.

The government needs to stop fighting, stop controlling and start educating.  The pursuit of knowledge should be taught as the most vital currency.  The more knowledge a person has, the more compassionate.

The government plays on our hearts – pulls our heart strings with altruism.  They use our own guilty conscience against us.  That’s why many of us say it’s okay for them to spread the wealth, it’s okay to abolish guns – it’s being an altruistic American.  But I strongly believe it should be our choice.  We should want to help the poor and we should feel safe enough to not want a gun.  Taking our choices away does not change what’s in our hearts.  It only reinforces our lack to exist for ourselves.

No one ever existed for their own good.  It’s always “exist for the church, exist for the military, exist for the poor, exist to feed your family” – when do we exist for ourselves?  Altruism is not realistic unless you, yourself chooses to starve and live on the streets.

Ayahuasca taught me “To each his own.” But she also taught me that giving is everything.  The way I deciphered these two independent epiphanies is that I should treat others as I would like to be treated, and that person has the free will to do as they please with what I give.  I can not force, can not judge, only hope they choose what’s right.  What’s right for them, not what’s right for me.

That is the answer there.  To educate and not force.  To allow choice and freedom because the alternative is a narrow-minded trap of illogical circular control.  We have to rise above it, not immerse ourselves in the battle (endless tug of war), but rise above.  With each new generation, we can change, grow and evolve into a loving safe world.

We are not the government, we are people.  The government should be the people.  We should be given the respect and the rights to control ourselves.

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I didn’t vote, I guess that makes me a non-patriotic American then, huh?

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This post was published November 8, 2012.  It’s a political rant.

Yesterday was election day.  I loathe politics.  I think it’s all a sham.  I never mention politics in my blog because of the sheer panic and frustration that goes with it.  Yes, I panic whenever I think about politics.  It’s a helpless feeling, really.

Obama and Romney are one in the same.  Both of them want to enslave the world.  Am I being dramatic?  Okay, maybe a little..

(Or maybe not)

But then again, I also think 9/11 was a conspiracy.

I figured I should pop that one out now in the beginning so that way you won’t have to waste your time reading a post written by an utterly paranoid wack-a-doodle.

But for those of you who continue to read, welcome fellow wack-a-doodles!  The truth will set you free.

Here’s what my ayahuasca addled brain is telling me:

We’re all going to be enslaved socialists owned by banks.  The more I make, the more they take.  My labor becomes the property of another – which in my book, is enslavement.

Let’s be rational adults and think for a moment.  Every bill they passed is designed to redistribute my hard earned backbreaking work.  The Stimulus bill, Obamacare, financial reform bill, trade and immigration reform bills – is it just me or is this madness?  Where are our liberties?  Where are our freedoms?  All these new bills have been crafted to redistribute wealth.

How is nobody else seeing this?!

They’re putting a cap on how much wealth you’re allowed to have.  Keeping the ferociously rich multibillionaires in power, while the poor laborers farm and build – searching for any fallen scraps beneath the table during layoff’s and then gratefully appreciative of any gold nuggets being fed to them by their masters.  It’s a bit like Stockholm syndrome.

“Atta boy there you go, you earned that.  Now you go and take yourself a little break from all your hard work, we’re the government, we got you covered.”

Geez, this all sounds a lot like my last post.  The evil envious nay-sayers who believe your success should also be theirs are licking their chomps for a handout.  And the government says they’re entitled!  Envy wants to knock down those rich money bags like candy from a piñata.

God I hate politics!  Americans listen to the debates, listen to the public speeches – don’t they know all that they hear was planned ahead of time?  Obama has several speechwriters making hundreds of thousands of dollars to sway the people into buying into his Hope and Change spiel using viral memetic infection.  He not only practices what he says, but how he says it.  He always mentions an elusive hope, elusive change.  A tarot card reader states more specifics about the future than Obama.  He has mastered his wizardly wordplay and enraptured the 90% of idiots into his grand illusion.

I can’t think about this much longer, I’m starting to get panicky!

You know why we need a government?  To protect us from invaders, but mostly protection from ourselves.  To govern us as parents govern children.  I’m slowly learning (during my journey to find truth) that human nature at it’s lowest, is something vile and backstabbing.  They want to knock others down – take everyone down to their level.

Everyone has a natural instinct for self-preservation.  People want to make sure they’re going to be okay.  Sometimes at all costs.  They look to see that their bowl is overflowing before checking to see if their neighbors bowl has enough.  But if their neighbors bowl has more, they feel entitled to it.

It’s unavoidable human nature.  We’ve been cavemen for a much longer period of time than we have been civilized.

We are believers more than we are non-believers.  It’s inherent in us to be natural believers in anything rather than skeptics.  We are pattern seekers.  If one particular pattern works for us, we keep doing it over and over with the expectations of getting consistent results.  Patterns lead us to our beliefs.  We are superstitious seekers of justice relying on outdated modes of thinking.  We believe what we see, feel we are right, and seek out ways to change things to our liking.

Humans are dictated by pain and pleasure.  It causes people pain when they see others having awesome things in life while they suffer.  It’s not fair to them.  It causes them so much pain that they actually take pleasure in watching that other person fall.  It is so ingrained in human nature to do this, that the government is trying to control the anarchy with socialism.  For them to control who gets what, for how long and when.  Abundance will get leeched away regardless, but who’s going to be taken down?  The multibillionaires in charge or the little guy?  If the government lets the lower take from the middle, the low and middle stay the same while the fat cats hug their shoulders and grin in amusement.

It’s human nature.  And I’m just now learning about it.  And it’s prevalent everywhere!  Not just in my life, but in the very construct of our very own government.  It’s crazy!  Super crazy and scary and I HAVE to stop thinking about it.

Political thinking goes around and around like a fruit loop record in my head.

All politicians ever do is make promises.  Giving just enough to keep everyone hooked.  It’s like getting paid.  Employers pay their staff just enough to not want to quit.  That’s what the government does to us.  People naturally want to believe in them, we see patterns that make us believe in them, and the little bit that actually changes is just enough to have us hooked.

Plus the inspirational speeches of change – who can resist!

It’s all a diversion from the actual truth.

Okay Mel, let’s just calm down.  Breathe.  Breathe.  Yes, there you go.  Here, lets try to put things in perspective.  This world is an illusion remember?  Hang on to your sanity stockings and lets look at this pic.

This is the most massive photo ever taken.  What you are looking at right now on your computer screen is about 10,000 galaxies.

Each one of those galaxies contain anywhere from 10 million to  one trillion stars.

The average star is approximately a million times the size of earth.

All that is seen in this photo.  A photo that took 400 orbits and 800 exposures to take.

That being said, the universe is still more than 90% “empty.”

This photo is only one thirteen-millionth of the entire night sky.

Is that perspective enough for you?  Or too much perspective?  I don’t know.  Do I feel better? Eh.

Okay now I admit I’m under-educated in just about everything.  I really don’t know much about anything at all especially when it comes to politics and our future.  I always figured that people are generally good and will ultimately do the right thing, so why fret over it?  But the thing is, people are not generally good.  They are placed in circumstances where they feel they need to defend who they are, defend their rights and punish those who stand against them.

They don’t believe they are ever wrong.  They stand by their choices because their choices represents who they are.  Their stubbornness to be right only reinforces viral memetic infections.  They mistake stubbornness for strength.  They never concede, never change.  If a person changes, that’s admitting that something was wrong with them in the first place.  Their followers will continue to blindly follow and believe their leader is true, because as a follower, much like their leader, will refuse ever being wrong.

A million Iraqis lay dead along with 5 thousand US troops.  Is this right?  How is this right?  Who are the people that believe this is right?

There will always be coverups, and always pigheaded people who believe in those coverups.  Much like the anti-Semites believing there was never a holocaust.  Denial is a very powerful illusion.

Bill Maher is a perfect example of a pigheaded asshole.  He believes that he is always right, had Obamas back from the very beginning and refuses to believe anything negative about the guy.  And he really IS an asshole.  He has a group of followers that blindly listen to and believe everything he says without question.  It gets me so mad!  Nobody wants to think for themselves.  They all want to be told what to believe.  They’re all scared.  That’s why people cling to religion.  WWJD?

Everyone is blind.  If the people who stole from others, if they felt any pangs of guilt, guilt would lead them towards compassion, and compassion will lead to giving.  But nobody feels guilt anymore.  Our leaders are telling us we’re all awesome, deserving Americans – every child on a sports team these days gets a trophy – no one is better than anyone when it comes to sports and in life.  We’re all entitled to a slice.  We deserve everything, there is no room for guilt.  Welcome to the new America.

I went over Amy’s house after work yesterday on election day.

Amy – “Did you vote?”

Me – “Nope.”

Amy – “Me neither.”

We both burst out laughing.  It’s hilarious to me that people make such a big thing out of voting.  A lot of people don’t even care who you’re voting for as long as your voting.  It’s like calling a soldier unpatriotic for refusing to fight in a war, it doesn’t matter what the war is about or who started it, as long as they are fighting.

I refuse to play their game.  I don’t care.  I don’t care.  I am removing myself from the situation and going about my business. No more politic talk for this snarky blogger.

I mean just look at the people of North Korea!  They love their leader, learned to hate Americans, and if anyone utters one word out of protest towards their government, they get sentenced to a work camp. But not just them, their friends and families as well.  This can happen to us!  It can progress to that!

And the North Koreans have so much admiration for their leader it’s mind boggling. If you don’t believe in viral memetic infections, than this has to be proof enough, right?   But then again, 90% of you are idiots…

Shit, I have no idea if any of this makes sense.  Perhaps I should shut my mouth when I don’t know what I’m talking about.

It’s all just speculation really.  I half-heartedly wrote this post, I half-heartely believe it to be true because you know why?  Beliefs are conditioned thinking that keep you away from your creative free-will.  It’s true!  I believe that.  And nobody will tell me otherwise.

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90% of people are sociopaths! It’s true, there was a study.

Satar Jabar attached to electrical shocking de...

Satar Jabar attached to electrical shocking devices, at Abu Ghraib Prison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you know that 90% of the human population can become sociopaths under certain conditions? There are studies done on this subject.

One study had random people playing the role of a teacher and asking a “student” to answer questions. Each time the student got an answer wrong, the teacher would shock them. With each wrong answer, the voltage increased leading up to incredibly painful shocks.

The people acting as teacher heard the students cry out, but did it anyway. 90% of them shocked their student on the most painful voltage allowed. Regardless of age or heart conditions.

Man running the experiment – “Don’t worry, if anything happens to them I’m the one responsible, not you. Please continue asking the questions. This is why you’re here.”

The teachers blindly obeyed. 90% of them did at least.

There was another study done about prisons. A group of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds were randomly separated into two groups – The prisoners and the guards. The guards were given complete power over the prisoners with no rules on how to handle them.

After 36 hours, most of the prisoners had nervous mental breakdowns. They were abused sexually, having to mimic falatio on other inmates. And these people were regular people! Not any history of violence or abuse, just regular people. It’s freaking scary. There was no discernible difference between the guards and the prisoners. They were chosen at random. If the roles were reversed, the same thing would’ve happened.

And the unnecessary torture that took place in Abu Ghraib prison could have happened anywhere, with any law abiding respectable soldier. It wasn’t the soldiers that tortured the prisoners, it was the circumstances they were put in that caused the torture. People are complete idiots. It’s a fact. If anyone were to be handed complete power, without anyone looking over their shoulder, all hell will break loose.

Only 10% of the population has what it takes to be a hero in these situations. This small number astounds me. People are easily persuaded, show no compassion or mercy – they don’t think about it. They see other people doing it, so they assume it’s okay, or that it’s their job.

And in Abu Ghraib, it literally was their job. The prisoners were there in that prison to be “softened up” before questioning. Or interrogating, rather.

These kids were put in charge, taking full control. They had the enemy by the balls (literally). The same people who killed their fellow soldiers and the same people who would shoot them in a heartbeat, they had them. Paybacks a bitch, right?

There was also a mentally challenged prisoner who’d cover himself with shit everyday. What the hell was he doing there? They called him Shit Man.

It’s ridiculous to assume that nothing bad would happen – complete lunacy to think those prisoners wouldn’t be tortured. The hero of the story turned out to be a low-level private who witnessed the abuse and reported it. He’s in the 10% hero category. As for the other kids, I don’t believe they are bad, just stupid idiots that can’t think for themselves. They thought what they were doing was okay. Maybe retribution even.

Humanity has always been like this. That’s why we’re here, to learn how to be better souls and to inch our way closer to the creator. It’s nobody’s fault for being bad. It’s only their fault for not learning from it.

When I first learned about the holocaust, I was baffled and could not comprehend how all those soldiers could be evil. All the Germans slaughtered the Jews is what I was taught. Really? All Germans are killers? But I’m German!

Racial profiling corrupted Hitler and started his genocide “cleansing”. He swayed everyone into taking his side because he used logic and reasoning that everyone related to. He turned those malleable 90% into killers. It could have happened here in the states, and if no one learned from it, it could very well happen again. Even in Canada. All it takes is one loud mouth know-it-all to herd the cattle.

I never buy into anything. Even electoral candidates running for president – they say this and that, flashy feel-good statements. They start herding the cattle straight-away before even having done anything! People get bright-eyed optimistic thinking something good is finally happening. They are so dumb. People are dumb dumb dumb.

When Obama ran for president the first time, all my friends, every single last one of them became enamored by his honeyed words. But that’s all they were – words! I shrugged my shoulders and could care less what he was saying to win the people. Words mean nothing to me (besides what I write in here, lol).

The only way for a candidate to earn my respect is to have actually done something already. Something real, great and tangible. George W Bush went to Yale and his father was president. Right off the bat you know he was privileged. It’s like handing down the thrown to the first born son – now you know that kids going to have issues. People need to know struggle. Really know it to understand it. If they don’t know it, they will continue down the path of destroying others.

People who are ignorant of their actions need someone to show them what it’s like to walk in their shoes. People who are aware of their actions and do it anyway, those are the sociopaths. And they account for 90% of us. All this can be remedied with compassion and to know compassion, you must know suffering. That’s why we’re here killing ourselves. We’ll keep the cycle going until the breaking point hits and everyone realizes. From what I see in my era, it’s still a long way off.

Everybody in all the world is the same. Same people everywhere, just under different circumstances. Race or religion doesn’t make you a killer, or a robber, a deadbeat, a druggie or a suicide bomber. It’s circumstances that create people. 90% of us let circumstances define us, while only 10% define themselves.

90% of us would not do the right thing. 90% of us do what we’re told, no questions asked, no right or wrong, no imagination, no creativity. Just a drop of water in a wave carrying millions. 90% are weak with no backbone, just an unwavering desire to fit in and belong to the “winning” side. But there is no winning side. They are the same. People choose to participate in this grand illusion because they can’t let themselves let go. When the wave crashes, everything gets washed away.

They can’t let go of their fear.

I’m waiting for my fifth client to arrive. I’ve been writing this post intermittently through-out the day. And guess what? I finally bought a desk for in here! Target, $100 bucks. Can’t go wrong baby.

Seriously though, people are fools. And I put up with them for the longest time, suffered so much from their idiocy that I finally grew my own backbone. I always had a backbone, but it softened a bit over the years, giving people the benefit.

Okay now this is a tad narcissistic for me to say, but what else is new. But I really think I’m part of that special 10% crowd. I don’t give a fuck who you are, if you’re being an asshole, I’ll call you an asshole.

The major reason I feel I’m a hero is because I have never, not once in my life hurt another human being because everyone else was doing it. Well, there was that one time when I was a teenager and visited the mentally challenged girl at her home (you can read about that here). I knew it was wrong, wanted to leave as soon as I got there, hung back in the shadows and didn’t say one word. Maybe I did say something like, “hey guys come on lets go, this isn’t fun,” but can’t say for sure if I did.

But that was it. I was always the one to stick up for others. It was always me.

And that day I got the shit kicked out of me for trying to break up a fight at a bar. I was 22. Another time when I stopped a bully from teasing all the girls on the playground – he came after me and I stood my ground and beat him up. He kept coming at me and I never flinched.

I never turn my back from a friend getting pushed around. I never ran from a fight even when I was scared shitless.

And the ultimate character defining moment when I was 7 years old. My entire first grade class – every last one of those tiny pint-sized assholes were outside on the playground in a circle pushing back and forth this poor girl, Jennifer, I think her name was. I wrote a whole article about that day here. Short story, I got in the center of the circle and started pushing back. Anytime a little asshole shoved Jennifer, I shoved them right back.

It was a great day in the book of Mel. I was a bad ass little shit and hated every one of those little bastards. Well, not hated, but didn’t understand them and their cruelty.

I’m certain I’m in that 10 percentile. The hero’s. The one’s who do what’s right in the face of adversity. Why am I telling you this? Because it’s my blog and it makes me feel spectacular.

I just massaged the Peruvian genius girl again. She’s also part of the 10% crowd. I can spot them out – the kindreds. We talked the entire session and we have just about everything in common.

I guess I should go home now. It’s past 8pm.

Today was a good day. All my clients were repeat costumers and all awesome people. I’m truly a lucky gal. Life is beautiful. Amen.

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