Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Allegiance


As I went walking... I saw a sign there... 
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing." 
But on the other side... it didn't say nothing... 
That side was made for you and me.

- from "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie

It goes without saying that the socio-political landscape has taken on a dystopian quality, world-wide. This nightmare takes the form of war, famine and the resulting decimation and displacement of whole populations. In the Americas, the grand democratic experiment appears to be all but over, with the largest transfer (read: theft) of wealth going from the low and middle class, to the 1% Robber Barons. Between 1983 and 2010 the top 5 percent of income earners Robber Barons, increased their cut of the spoils by 74.2 percent, while the bottom 60 percent of the American population saw their share of national income decrease.

The American Archons clearly foresee a future that no longer depends upon a working class, at least in the United States. Hell… robots will be doing the work, soon enough. Oddly enough (or maybe not), the response to this emerging reality has seen significant portions of populations devolve into an extreme, jingoistic nationalism that will only lead to more violence and war.

I must confess that, over the years, I have been somewhat syndical toward patriotic displays. "America... love it or leave it" seems to just keep getting... meaner. The whole “greed is good” capitalist fever of the 80s and 90s seemed pointless… shallow… sad, really.

The expansion of Empire, by the American Archons into the Middle East, made no sense at the time, and seems much more nefarious now. What were they really after in Iraq? The sacking of Iraq’s museums and National Library, with the destruction of much of Iraq’s cultural heritage, is a crime against all of humanity. It is nothing less than the theft of our shared ancient human history.

It seemed then, and appears now, that we in the West have lost our way, or had our way stolen. 

Being Here Now, at the crossroads of paradigm and apocalypse… with the loss of faith in political institutions… the question becomes one of what to believe in? The time of patriotism… of patrilineal weirdness, is rapidly drawing to a close. A Noö patriotism matriotism is on the rise. Mother Earth… Mother Nature… is on the ascent. As that good ole’ American psychedelic Cult of the Dead band once said… “With nothing to believe in, the compass always points to Terrapin.”

I have always loved this country. By that, I mean the rivers and streams… the mountains… the vast forests… the Great Plains… from sea to shining sea. My allegiance is with and to our natural environs… which appear to be under attack by the current American Archon Administration.

With that said, I humbly offer this re-write of the pledge of allegiance… 

I pledge allegiance to Mother Earth and the natural ecosystems of America. And to the environs, on which we stand… one planet, within Universe… Indivisible... With liberty and justice for all.


Happy 4th of July, everybody... - J ♥