Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Preliminary

This blog isn't my New Year's resolution but rather a considered move in reaction to the closing of my friend Jon Storvic's The New Illuminati blog of which I was an occasional contributor. I have to say, I loved the material Jon was coming up with. I for my part ran out of ideas as my own 'real world' financial and emotional issues (like my divorce) paralyzed me... not to mention the continued dramas connected to that sham of a government of George 'Dubya' Bush. But I am proud of what few contributions I did make and I do appreciate Jon inviting me to contribute (thusly giving me a good challenge to measure up to)

Soooo, ...Jon has a new blog and definitely one that is well worth following called
Autonomy Without Tears
on the theme of permaculture. Somehow he and I both seem to be on the same wavelength about issues like sustainability.

Definitely visit those blogs and check out many of the recommended blogs on his list.

I've resolved some of my previous issues... atleast to the level where they don't dominate my thinking. I've also resumed a writing project that hopefully & eventually will result in a book.

Looking back at 2008... at Opednews there's an entry by Patty Bates-Ballard titled
http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Top-10-Most-Offensive-by-Patty-Bates-Ballar-081228-26.html
. While a few of her choices I may completely agree with... she just has her touch sensitivity level set alittle too high one could easily have filled the worst comments of 2008 up with remarks by Rush Limbaugh or Anne Coulter not to mention the numerous lame Sarah Palin remarks that gave the recent elections a racially or radically-right charged atmosphere. FOX networks' commentators seemed to have been hired solely on the basis of their ability to offend.
Although one of turn of events or 'just-when-you-think-you've-got-them-pegged' type events was when writer Michael Wolff in his forthcoming biography of Rupert Murdoch revealed that Murdoch in fact despises Bill O'Reilly;

“It is not just Murdoch (and everybody else at News Corp.’s highest levels) who absolutely despises Bill O’Reilly, the bullying, mean-spirited, and hugely successful evening commentator,” Wolff wrote, “but [Fox News chief executive] Roger Ailes himself who loathes him. Success, however, has cemented everyone to each other."

“The embarrassment can no longer be missed,” Wolff wrote, in another section of the book. “He mumbles even more than usual when called on to justify it. He barely pretends to hide the way he feels about Bill O’Reilly. And while it is not that he would give Fox up—because the money is the money; success trumps all—in the larger sense of who he is, he seems to want to hedge his bets.”

That would have been enough to make my year... but seeing the GOP losing seats and becoming almost utterly irrelevant was just the cream. Mind you, the Blue Dog dems and the neo liberal resistance to the dems' progressive slate viritually threatens to render this victory just as irrelevant. Meanwhile the paranoid reactionaries have already mapped out Obama's agenda for him citing or prophesizing how he's already sold them into slavery for the "secret masters" of the New World Order. This has been the era of rampant speculation and the season where tin foil hats have been in high fashion.
I intend to keep following these events as closely as I can.
But it's also time I level back on some things and resume other personal spiritual growth oriented efforts mainly to do with my interests in the occult.
As much as I'll always be an anarchist politically and philosophically, I'll always see life as being comprised of many components and the spiritual and metaphysical being just as important.
So, probably I'll exploring those themes as well in this blog.

We'll see.

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