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Enchanted, Mesmerized, En-chained….

November 18, 2010
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Feeling free today? Free to think as you would like to think? Free to go where you wish to go? Free to do what you wish to do? Free to create or destroy that which you yourself dreamt up and brought down? Free to just be?


Are you out of the momentum bandwagon? Got the reins to your horses all in your own hand? Are you free of peer pressure? Free of expectations of others?

Exulting in the energy coursing through your veins, bright eyed and cheery at the prospects of life, liberty etc.?


Sitting at peace with the world? With function and dysfunction?

Free of the chatter that invades your mind and eye and body day in and  night out?

Looking around you and seeing with quiet satisfaction the world you are leaving for future generations? Loving your legacy?


Sleep well at night?

May I suggest the true condition? It’s not pretty.

The collective contagion is upon us like a ton of bricks.

Our collective reality is blanketing the globe and it’s nary an inch deep.

Slaves to propaganda. Without a single original thought, however you might believe otherwise.

Automaton. Robot. Machine.

Willingly submitting to programming, night after night after day after day after night.

Mesmerized. Eyes wide shut. Asleep at the wheel.

Deifying monsters and villianizing good people.

Who are your heroes? May I suggest they all have feet of clay.

Rationalize, rationalize, rationalize.

It always gets better. Doesn’t it? We are better off than our parents, aren’t we? We can go anywhere, do anything….we are free.

Are we? Are you?  Am I?

Somewhere, there is a channel, for everyone. To rest your mind in, to be soothed by.

Mother culture is still whispering in your ear, I’m afraid.

All is well. All is swell.

Sleep, wake, eat, work, be programmed, eat, sleep, work, reproduce…. repeat.

Be a good worker. Be a good citizen.

Be a good follower. Be a good vassal.


Art from the peerless Jim Kirwan, via this link….

Read it and then go look in the mirror.

Splash some water on your face.

Slap yourself, again and again, till you wake up from your many, layered slumbers…..

You are your only hope, your only salvation, your only master or mistress.

Do it for yourself.

Then, just be…

From Dune…

  • “Why do you test for humans?” he asked.
    “To set you free.”
    “Once men turned their thinking over to machines in hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.”
    “Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man’s mind,” Paul quoted.


  • Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
  • The Coda



13 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce permalink
    November 18, 2010 5:43 am

    Been reading Kirwan a couple of years now. He took some time off only recently, and I felt like an addict must feel without his drugs. Kept checking his site everyday, I think it was only about a three week break. Bad heeebeeejeeebees. His art is pretty amazing. Another prize find on the www.

    • November 18, 2010 7:53 am

      Yup, his art is stunning. Definitely makes the picture is worth a thousand words impact, every time!

  2. cathartes aura permalink
    November 18, 2010 6:56 am

    . . . catching up on your posts, a re-fresh sees that you’ve posted something new!
    and, knowing how dynamic things are just now, both above & below, of course I immediately read what you’d written. . .

    and sure, I can see where you’ve picked up that “rage against the machine” – the linked article is outraged, and rightly so – the noose tightens daily in amrka, and many are oblivious to the cutting off of air, incre-mental loss of what it might mean to be “free” just doesn’t seem to register all that much to the masses. . .

    looking deeper, at individuals, one can see the fear, smell the anger, and also the resignation, and the numbing-down stuffs used, including denial traded for “happyhappy” – but it’s in the eyes, if you pay attention, and I do. . .

    retrograde jupiter in pisces will go direct in a few hours, followed about 4 hours later by retro venus direct. . . there are many things to take into consideration when applied personally, but in general, some things believed have been put to the test since last july, some found wanting & discarded, and what remains will have more resonance, be of more value, in the coming days. . . venus also represents “money” – as the world tends to give more value to monies nowadays, over most other things – so there may well be some interesting movements in financial spaces. . . also, jupiter expands what it touches, so may be larger-movements? heh, who knows. . .

    full moon 29dg taurus this weekend (depending where in the world one “is”), and it will be felt – it’s a fixed moon, taurus opp scorpio sun, prior to moving into sagittarius (ruled by jupiter), and venus rules taurus – so the direction change of these two planets has even more resonance. . . no predictions, because of course, where would one start? *smiles* but fixed & full moon, that’s a collision course, and add two planets changing direction – that’s momentum. . .

    incoming, the last retrograde planet, uranus in pisces, will be going direct as well – it is considered “strong” as it’s stationed at the same degree point that it will go direct – uranus is the principle of sudden change, shock, surprises – usually not so desired, but in retrospect, understood. . . I’m taking all these planetary shifts as holding much potential – again, not always considered “positive” but definitely needed – the feeling of oppressive weights – like the picture you posted, chained ankles – shout for release. . .

    we will witness. we shall see.

    • November 18, 2010 7:52 am

      Welcome back CA, been a while! 🙂

      Hmmmmm….. interesting planetary movements…..hope and change, hope for change, changed hopes….

      And the bigger cycles turn relentlessly, as they must.

      We shall see, in deed and word!

    • Patrick permalink
      May 16, 2011 7:56 am

      More full moon Scorpio vs. Taurus soon…

    • November 19, 2010 4:51 am

      Thanks for the link Bruce. Cool art.
      Sometimes, only sometimes, if I imagine a large screen TV in my space ever again, I see it only as something that streams such images, all the time.

  3. November 19, 2010 12:43 pm

    Loved this.

    “Our collective reality is blanketing the globe and it’s nary an inch deep.”

    Had to explain today why we should care. People are giving up.

    First time here, but I’m going to go explore now… thanks.


    • November 19, 2010 1:34 pm

      Greetings TK, welcome and quite the blog you have yourself. Very cool, sharp.

      I’m on dial-up here, but your wiki-bio was the kind of in-telligence that is creative and fun and even thought-provoking, it had me clicking away. I have 11 odd years in the Indian Navy myself.

      Good to have you here and please share as you feel called, or link to things on your blog that you feel people here might find interesting.

  4. Liglan permalink
    November 21, 2010 9:41 pm

    Here’s an interesting article which closley relates to your latest blog post.

    • November 22, 2010 11:51 am

      Thanks for the link Liglan. I’d never heard about him before. So many good people, driven under the wheels. Sad.
      The 20th century was the century of Maya. Nothing in the history books, that I know of, except plain vanilla facts, are true.

    • Bruce permalink
      November 23, 2010 12:32 am

      Very cool link Liglan.
      I see it as a Remembrance day Poppy on my Favorites stack. Got some reading to do.

  5. Patrick permalink
    May 16, 2011 7:53 am

    Awsome article. Thanks.

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