PLANET EARTH 

Thinking for myself

    I do not consider myself a conservative, liberal, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Republican, Democrat, Communist, Socialist, Anarchist , Racist, American, or even free. I am simply an average Earthling. What I say below is the result of spending 7 decades on this planet. Somehow through the years I have come to the realization that all human reality is rigged to favor only a few.


THE TRUE ENEMY OF HUMANKIND

Where it belongs.


    There is no true Communism, Socialism or Democracy on our planet. Why? Since the days of the first pharaoh in Egypt the concept of money has corrupted all forms of government and is responsible for crime, poverty, extortion, competition, wars, endless litigation and class distinction.

NO, I'm not perfect and I use money too,... because I am forced to. We are the only life form on planet Earth that has adopted extortion as a system for survival. What I don't do is make a profit on anything, including my murals.

On planet Earth, living in a Democratic, Socialist or Communist country means nothing to the "have nots" of this planet. The  masses are  still abused, still extorted and still fodder for the rich and powerful.

Can everyone make a profit at the same time? No
Does human equality exist on Earth? No
Do all humans deserve to be treated equally? Yes.

So Wrong

Humans perpetuate inequality.

A DECENT CIVILIZATION WOULD BE
REPULSED BY THE VIEW (BELOW).
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS.

Have and Have Not



On the illusion of power on Earth:
  
  To quote from George Orwell's "1984",
“We know that no one ever seizes power
with the intention of relinquishing it.”
 
   
Despots
The Rise of 2 Despots and one "wanna be"

Vladimir Putin has extended his rule because he can.
Xi Jinping has extended his rule because he can.

Notice anything?
See any similarity here?

    Filled with hatred, like the citizens in George Orwell's Oceania, Trump's followers wave their flags and scream their insults at any group of people he perceives as a threat. Even so called religious people believe in him. Yeah, I'm sure any God would support Trump.

    Donald Trump is proof there are no mental or moral standards for electing a president of the United States. He and his followers are only concerned with their rights to have parties and their right to bear arms, yet they can't make simple sacrifices to protect their fellow human beings.


Statue of Liberty 
THE PRESENT AND FUTURE 

STATUE OF LIBERTY INSCRIPTIONS

ORIGINAL INSCRIPTION

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to be free,
the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

"Now it appears most Americans have determined that we can no longer afford compassion or tolerance. Oh well.....we all know that money Trumps compassion".

REVISED INSCRIPTION

Keep your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to be free,
keep the refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed elsewhere.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door,
and a sign reads "NO Vacancy".




QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

Now can you understand how Hitler gained power?
Can you see that ignorance is Democracy's weakest link?
Can you see that nothing is solved by two opposing Parties?
Can you see that a country divided by 50 is useless?

Humans are Polarized
Democratrepublican
Have you ever witnessed any humans in an argument where the outcome results in one or the other party conceding defeat? Their only interest is in winning at all cost. Nose to nose they stand, sometimes to the point of physical confrontation, without any evidence or intelligent debate.  Blah blah blah, yada yada yada.

Trump's reign displayed a level of incompetency equaling that of pre-school children.


Black Lives Do Matter.

true bravery
A look into the past reveals faces of hatred and ignorance.
Imagine the bravery of this young woman.
The above is an example of the type of crowd that president Trump used as his political base. They are not stupid, they are ignorant. Ignorance is the ONLY excuse.

From a Cosmic perspective
a Worthy Species...
Does not demand money for knowledge,
Does not care about human differences,
Does not demand money for aid of any kind,
Does not build homes that collapse in hurricanes,
Does not just give to those who have money,
Does not sell anything,
Does not have slums,
Does not evict anybody,
Does not care about opinion,
Does not believe jobs define a person,
Does not offer anything of lessor quality,
Does not distort knowledge to fit their beliefs,
Does not attack each other,
Does not let infrastructure fail,
Does not have borders,
Does not have rich or poor,
Does not cut corners or build on the lowest bid,
does not need money to exist.

Banking

Simply put, money should never be a determining factor in any individual's life. We are wasting our most precious Earthly resource which is the human mind. Imagine the millions of geniuses around the Earth that never get a chance to flourish because of Capitalism.

Humans must evolve into a species worthy of surviving the physical universe like global warming and maintaining infrastructure. If we can't solve the obvious physical problems on this planet, we will become extinct...and Earth doesn't care one way or the other.

Perhaps some day we will evolve into a "Type One civilization" as described by the noted theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. Look it up!


HUMAN FOLLY #1 " The concept of Class and Elitism"

Human Folly

Newton's Third Law of Inertia simply put: Every action (force) is met with an equal and opposite reaction (force).

Unfortunately this law is ignored by humans. In a fair and just world, work should be rewarded by an equal measure of benefit. Keeping this in mind, how do we justify the fact that only 2% of the humans on this planet are wealthy and do very little work? How do we justify the poor and middle class living under the yoke of endless debt while suffering the stress of constant extortion at the hands of the rich?


HUMAN FOLLY #2 - "Conflicting ideologies"

Prejudice

Today useless conflicts abound with Christians against Muslims, Democracy against Communism, Jews against Palestinians, Republicans against Democrats, Muslim against Hindu, blacks against whites, left against right, and the rich against the poor. All of these conflicts are totally absurd on a cosmic level.

One thing I do know about the universe, IT DOESN'T CARE. Ideology is a human construct that should reside in the mind and heart but not imposed on the human race in the form of a government. 

Always remember that compassion is most important for the preservation of the species.

HUMAN FOLLY #3 "SELF IMPORTANCE"

Self Importance

Self importance is not the same as conceit. Self importance is a defense mechanism to preserve an individual's perception of their preferred reality. We spend too much time in measuring how things stack up to our own individual beliefs and desires. If life doesn't measure up, we get the following results:

SYMPTOMS OF SELF IMPORTANCE:

Putting up walls,
terrorism,
mass shootings,
fighting over religious and ideological differences,
road rage,
anger,
bigotry,
xenophobia,
borders,
stubbornness,
jealousy,
lack of compassion,
wars,
not obeying traffic laws,
exclusivity,
patriotism,
bullying,
class distinctions of all kinds,
depression (sometimes),
and political polarization.

The truth is today's governments are corrupt and not needed for human survival. Our species needs only one government that is focused of equality and maintaining infrastructure.

Not dictating reality.




Capitalism doesn't work


Ironically the naive solution has always been the only solution. The phrase "Oh, that is so naive" is the only argument against any hope of the ideal.

Why not the Ideal?


    Humans need a 2 decade reboot for the purpose of eliminating the weaknesses of our civilization. You can't do that until humans cooperate and share knowledge rather that looking for profits and patents. Borders need to vanish, science needs to advance and all humans must live a stress free life without extortion or threat from any ideology. This may seem like a naive view, yet in reality, only the naive view has provided the answers to all human woes. It is the human folly of "belief and opinion" that has prevented the advancement of humankind. For some reason the physical world offers the only true solution to human suffering.

It would be a cooperative world worthy of cosmic scrutiny:

No more commercials,
No more positioning for power or wealth.
No reason to hoard gold or anything else,
No worrying about money,
No evictions,
No governments enforcing beliefs on others,
No homes blown away by hurricanes,
No Wars,
No governments ruling by extortion (bills),
No insurance of any kind (extortion),
No Dictatorships to oppress or brainwash the people,
No paying for knowledge,
No time limit on learning,
No paying for health care,
No working 8 hours a day,
No privileged information,
No hatred on the highways,
The list goes on and on and on.......

Funny thing is.... No matter how hard these challenges may seem to humans, these challenges have all been accomplished by any colony of Ants.


MAINTENANCE ONLY

The function of any government should be limited to maintaining infrastructure and providing laws that protect EVERY individual's rights and freedoms equally. Government should not be concerned with the "human folly" of opinions, religious enforcement or patriotism.


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IntellectualProp
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY" - Look how low we've sunk regarding intellectual property. We develop cures for diseases yet we are only interested in selling those cures for profit. "Let them pay up or die", that's our motto!

I've got news for you, the reward is in the doing and not the Profit.

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Present DayIdeal World

Which of these worlds (above) has the best chance to succeed? On the left we have a world divided. The answer is the world on the right side. A world without class distinctions, conflicts or borders. This is the only option which guarantees our survival, the individual's right to achieve full potential and a road to the stars.
 
I know there are millions of humans who would like to evolve.




education


Why do humans try to educate under the constraints of a stop watch? Why do we force our children to pass through the eye of a needle at the end of every year? Why do we limit what they may learn? But the most embarrassing thing we humans do is demand payment for knowledge. 


We humans must crystallize into a species with a cosmic perspective. Imagine how humans would benefit if all knowledge and resources were freely shared. Imagine a world without patents, without hoarding, without nepotism, without the prejudice we call patriotism, without corporate secrets, government secrets or ignorance.


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A COSMIC PERSPECTIVE

Our galaxy "The Milky Way" has around 200 billion stars circling a giant black hole. It is estimated that there are another 200 billion galaxies in the known universe (probably an absurdly low estimate).

Using the image below as a reference:

EARTH'S first human radio broadcasts have traveled through space at the speed of light since the 1920's. That small circle (below) represents the distance our radio broadcasts have traveled since then. Earth would be in the center of that small circle and, as you can see, the vast majority of our own galaxy is yet unaware of our existence.  Now you see why no one has responded to our radio broadcasts. No doubt there are alien species throughout most galaxies, yet the chance that they develop into a civilization that advances beyond their star's life cycle would be rare. The vast distances of the Universe are overwhelming, lonely and yet beautiful.

Earth's Radio Broadcast distance.

BELOW IS A CROSS SECTION OF THE MILKY WAY WHICH DEMONSTRATES
THE PATH EARTH TAKES THROUGH THE PLANE OF THE MILKY WAY

Milky Way Earth Path

All that we know, see, feel, hear and taste derives from coalescing gas and exploding stars. Your gold jewelry comes from an ancient exploding star, forged by intense fusion long before our Earth existed. We are all made entirely of star stuff.

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Political Dinosaurs

If we really believed in our Earthly religions we would not allow a world, like the one above, to exist.



slavery

SLAVERY STILL EXISTS - Slavery in modern times is driven by Inequality. Some humans work the majority of their waking hours for minimum wage. If humans must use money then, to be fair, wages should be based on individual energy output. Those who work the hardest in a physical sense should earn the most money.

Imagine the weight loss!!!

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Recipe for disaster:

2 cups of Nationalism,
2 cups of religion (any will do)
3/4 cup of Ignorance (not stupidity just ignorance),
and a dash of bigotry, jealousy, envy and want.

Bake at 90 degrees

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Interesting fact: WHERE DID THEY GO?

All the ancient peoples of Earth still exist. The Maya, Inca, Greek, Anasazi, Roman, Egyptians, Nubian, Mongols and natives of all kinds are still here. They simply disperse amongst the rest. Yes even the DNA of Neanderthals is within us. Anything that is physically possible can happen and is natural.


BLINDLY FOLLOW, REALLY?

I will always question the sanity or motives of someone who speaks for any God or country. I refuse to blindly follow any political party, any religion or any law that seems constructed by prejudice or human folly. 

If all people are equal, there is no threat of persecution. When there is no threat of persecution there is nothing more to conquer except the stars.

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A beautiful moment in time near Bali 1968


We were sailing the pacific on the USS Providence just off the coast of Bali in 1968. It was a hot still summer night around 12:00 midnight and I was sitting on the deck with a few of my friends in the navy band. Everything was eerily quiet and even the sound of a nuclear cruiser cutting the water was lost in the absolute quiet of a mirror smooth ocean. The surface of the water was completely hidden below by a 2 foot high fog layer. It was as if we were sailing on a cloud and when you looked over the side you saw only white. Above us the Milky Way was crystal clear. 

Out of the cloudy mist below emerged flying fish. They would glide about 20 yards before diving back into the white silence. The whole experience was like living in a Dali painting. The flying fish, the silence and the fog were all components of a beautiful moment that I would never again experience. It wasn't over yet!! 

Gary Marcus, a 1st class petty officer who was a phenomenal tenor sax player, appeared on deck dressed only in his underwear and with his tenor sax hanging from his neck. He was following an officer up to the bridge. My friends looked at each other and agreed that he was fuming mad. Not five minutes later we heard "Bali Hai" played over the loud speaker so the whole ship could hear it. Once the melody was over he finished it off with a mad flurry of notes as if pissing all over what he had just played. Ahhh, the wonderful language of music. A beautiful evening in so many ways.

I was recently told by Mike Burns (a fine musician and one who knows about sacrifice) that Gary Marcus was married and needed to stay in the Navy to pay for his child's medical problems. Inspiration comes from those around us.




Misguided Patriotism
Any government that murders its own people is corrupt and paranoid. Above: These ignorant Chinese soldiers think they are doing the right thing, just like Americans at Kent State or Egyptian soldiers in Cairo. The girl above is a Tibetan demonstrator who eventually ends up with half her head blown off. How noble is Humankind? The U. S. government would do the same thing to it's own citizens if the wealthy felt threatened.

It's amazing how humans have accepted the fact that our brave leaders have the right to send our sons and daughters to their deaths. WHY?

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medical
"MEDICAL INSURANCE" - Medical insurance is extortion paid by individuals to stay alive and backed by our government. Asking for money in return for medical care is embarrassing on a cosmic level. My apologies to any intelligent life out there.


TWO IMPORTANT SURVIVAL REQUIREMENTS

INFRASTRUCTURE - For humans to survive it is necessary that we maintain and develop a consistent and improved infrastructure (communications, water, power, transportation, education and housing) at all times. 

STANDARDIZATION - One of the most important aspects of accelerated evolution would be global standardization, thus allowing all people access to the same products for a specified length of time (example: ten years) without suffering incompatibility problems.



What is memory?

    I remember my childhood in West Virginia was flavored with days of bare feet, lightning bugs, watermelon and homemade pineapple ice cream. Life was full of mystery and the burden of responsibility was non existent.
   I do however remember moments that serve as everlasting beacons in my life. For example:
    Each summer my brother and I declared war on sand hornets. We would spy a hornet and take turns swatting them like baseballs. With branches or sticks we sent them flying at least twenty yards in every direction. Each hornet had a designated area to patrol and when we removed one hornet another would replace it. I new there was order in nature that I respected even at seven.
    I remember memorizing the books of the old testament in Sunday school in the basement of the Methodist church on 6th avenue.
       I remember the smell in the science lab at Marshall University when my brother and I would walk the empty halls on the weekend without ever being noticed. There were fossils, insects and skulls displayed in cases just for us.
       I remember walking to the movie theaters in Huntington to see all the latest monster movies of the 50's. All we needed was a can of food donated at the ticket office and we could see 2 full length movies and a cartoon.
Now that I'm old..................

The universe is full of matter that is moving. Matter in motion leaves a trail. That trail is Memory. We only need to open our eyes, smell a scent, hear a sound, taste or touch to witness memory.            Everything that you perceive is memory.
       Craters on all planetary bodies are memory.
       Scarred rocks from receding glaciers are memory,
       A snail's trail is memory,
       Ripples in the sand,  or a sticky dollar bill are memory,
       A bruise, a cruise or a short fuse are memory,
       The scar, a book or a pink slip is memory, 

      Everything that moves or is moved upon is memory........

Now, hypothetically, if there is an awareness of all memory in the cosmos then that would suggest a singular universal consciousness. A glimmer of hope for all the religious out there.

"Speaking of memory, I can't tell you how many times I've stood in a room wondering what I was doing there."     

"EVERY CIVILIZATION NEEDS IT'S DIOGENES."


Nothing for now, but I'll use this spot to rant and rave.




 

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