It's just not the same any more I don't know, something's gone into the #ter and it's hard to put my finger on it, maybe it's me, I don't know..
I've learned so much here, and at the same time honed a "craft" of sorts in the use of language to evoke a response where it might be said that the
meaning of communication is the response you get (even when that response might have been dead silence either because you didn't have a clue what I
was talking about or because I left you dumbfounded as intended) and I've sharpened my blade of reason to the point of an epiphany, just by sharing
and imagining what goes on in the minds and hearts of my fellow men and women, while picking up their treasure and gems as they are presented from
time to time, and I tell you it's brought me both to gales of laughter and to tears, both of shared sorrow and suffering but also, worst of all, as
Pity for you, well not all of you, but for some among you, while you sit in a very constrained worldview and reality shaking your fist at "the man"
consumed with enmity, bitterness and distrust, as if the whole world as gone to hell in a handbasket, while the milky way galaxy rises every night,
proclaiming the glory of all creation.
Something's just not right, imho. Something's gone haywire. We are fast forgetting, on the whole, a heritage and an inheritance prepared for us from
the time before time which is the great glory and magnificent splendor not just of creation, but of life itself as created beings. We were so fraught
over Obama's apparent war on freedom.. um, that we gave it all away, to Obama (if you devote a lot of time to hating him and your government), that we
went and forgot the unfettered, unconstrained and liberated freedom within which we already reside.
Free to choose how to respond to life and to impact others and the world around us in a wholly positive way. Not just to react, or to just react
emotionally based on fight or flight. I'm talking about the Parietal Lobe on the very top of the brain, as opposed to the lizardlike brainstem. It's
just a different place from which to operate and play with the various frames of reference or models by which to view the world and one's relationship
to it, at all levels ie: with an open mind capable of thinking outside of the box, not just continuing to bounce around inside it in the very same way
over and over and over again ad infinitum like a dog chasing it's tail, or a rat in the same crazed maze (without escape or even satisfaction).
So when I look at all the ignorance that abounds I find that what is evoked for me isn't a mirthful restoration of my sense of humor, on the other
side of the sorrow we share together, and a sense of community, but pity in the knowledge that the rats are totally locked in, and that I will never
be able to show them the door or the gateway of their eventual liberation. So it both worries me, and takes away my joy, thus increasing my sorrow
because we're all in this together. Don't get me wrong I'm not calling you all stupid and suggesting that I alone am the enlightened one (although you
get all kinds at a place like ATS). No what I'm saying is that I'm losing heart at the loss of that quintessential special something that seemed to
embody ATS, but that has now been cast aside in favor of Obama and Guns, where the memes abound, on all sides - and you reach the point where you come
to realize that well that you people or many of you are just not based in reality anymore.
There I said it. But neither was I! I too got taken in, to a degree by all the hyperbole and unfounded conjecture and baseless senseless OPINION put
forward as absolute truth, with conviction! I don't know if I should be entertained at the absurdity of our human condition, while munching popcorn,
or if I should fall down on the floor weeping at what's been lost, or leap to my feat in absolute hilarity cackling like a madman at the utter
absurdity of it all..?!
But if the pity that I've starting feeling begins to increase, then my humor will decrease in direct proportion, and I will have no choice but to
leave and resign, in tears first of sorrow, then perhaps laughter in joyful Liberation?!
Which means that I'll have to deal with my own ATS addiction. LOL!
So please don't let it go all to hell in a handbasket, and I don't mean the world "out there" but the one within out of which everything arises, don't
become a mindless hoard on any side of any debate. It's not the huddled masses, that too is another "mass man" (to use a phrase coined by Jung) that
we must throw off, so that we can enter the fray with our whole being and see the world, the real world, and each other and ourselves as we really and
truly are (possessing a marvelous divine aspect).
At the very least I think our reality tunnels are getting too hardened and much too narrow, and so I guess I'm not here to rant against ATS as much as
I am asking and begging you to use the power of your own imagination and freedom to become the truest and greatest you that you can be, while holding
at all times an open mind that isn't simply bent on being right to another's wrong, who can bracket that urge in order to seek first to understand and
then to be understood, and on the listening, to be truly heard.
I'm willing to work on the beam in my own eye, but I just find the one I see growing in my brother's eye to be, well, horrifying in some way where
we're all fundamentally connected in terms of having a human experience (even though that experience to each person is uniquely their own). It's like
we're going in totally divergent directions where never the twain shall meet.
I fear I'm losing you as I desire heaven and reason mixed with spirit in a state of bliss, but I can't go without everyone, so for God's sake people -
don't dumb down any more, and open you mind and..
January 31st, 2013 (dated in case I do just leave never to return).
edit on 31-1-2013 by NewAgeMan because: edit