What if NOW is the TIME for avant-garde-marcel-duchamp-urinal-as-damn-art-because-he-said-so kinda patriotism right now? In a TIME when we are dealing with absurdities like young-white-kid-kills-20-strangers-some-of-them-children-we-become-so-damn-confused-we-start-blaming-machines/black-kid-gets-killed-by-cops-his-SAINTHOOD-is-questioned maybe we need to try something NEW. Starting with distancing ourselves from the rabble for a second…

This ain’t the era when we were rockin’ conks an’ crew cuts at the sit-in. One of the most militant things we coulda did then. This is the era of Denzel Washington, hip hop and iPhones, even diversions like the Kardashians!!!!!! WE ARE DOPE PEOPLE DOING DOPE SHIT!!!! We need a national anthem that SCREAMS that. “We Are The World”-style. Major chords….or is everybody SOOOOO tired of a song that makes people of all races feel happy that nobody can make MILITANTLY positive music no more?

We are the afterimage of every last one of our ancestors. We look JUST like them. Now they may have not ALL been optimists and dreamers, but I KNOW FOR CERTAIN that SOME were. I also know for certain that a very small, I’m talkin’ microscopic-as-hell, number of those goals and dreams ever left the realm of imagination……until RIGHT NOW!!!! They hoped for BETTER, MORE, SOMETHING ELSE……and we could give it to them! RIGHT NOW!!! It doesn’t matter if they’re not HERE to SEE it. They are INSIDE us…swimming through our blood…triggering neural impulses within our brains. And that’s not some poetic mumbo-jumbo, that’s REAL!!!! Their DNA is all up in side you…so fuck it…let’s do THIS for them!!!!! They’re ALREADY doing IT for us.

Click the image below and follow the directions to see Jasper Johns’ “Flag.”

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Nah, we’re good…

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America’s basically an evolutionary Large Hadron Collider. Don’t know what we’re trying to discover by repeatedly smashing humanity’s polar opposites together, but that might just be what makes this place so (terrifyingly) fun*. And although we have some royally FUCKED up shit going on and we fight, squabble—like it or not—and I mean this LITERALLY—we are fucking FAMILY you guys!!!! Dysfunctional-as-hell. All kinds’a illegitimate. But that doesn’t change these blood ties. Tangled up strains creating cognitive dissonance that IS(!!!) the American experience!!!

We are ‘relatively’ GOOD here and we WILL get better but we MUST value our citizens!!!!! That means WE—me and you and everyone we know—have to do a better job of VALUING one another!

Oh, and fuck THEM okay. Whoever your THEM is. I don’t care if I’M your THEM. It’s not ABOUT them, it never has been. It has always been about YOU and YOUR(!!!) pursuit.

Remember, no one else defines your pursuit. Once again: NO ONE ELSE DEFINES YOUR PURSUIT! If you say ‘racism,’ ‘sexism,’ ‘homophobia’ define it then you must’ve never REALLY pursued ANYTHING worth’a damn…probably just some weak-ass, flimsy ‘societal role’ you saw somewhere, thought fit you and threw on…but when you align your pursuit with your unique (Genetically and/or God given) gift no pussy-ass ‘ism’ or ‘phobia’ will be able to FORCE you to pursue a LIE.

One more thing: WORLD, we get it, you’ve been doing this ‘civilization’ role-play for quite some time now. Seen mad empires rise and fall. So what. Not impressed. Until you can sustain one of them bitches for longer than several thousands of years you really have NOTHING to say to us. We’re trying to do some space-age shit over here. Time-lapse-empire-rise type shit. NEVER fall. We do what you did in thousands in hundreds because our people are dope and do dope shit. All of THEM (well, maybe just an over-flowing handful). Don’t worry, we’ll work it out. We don’t DO civil wars…not anymore at least. It’s too GOOD here for all that……right? Amirite? PLEASE tell me I’m right…………

* Help me make the comments section a mess’a ‘Murica. Just all that weird only-in-this-fucked-up-beautiful-crazy-place kinda stuff. Our experiences.

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Convergence

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Matter relates to matter in straight lines. The relative angles of these lines fluctuate, but their straightness does not. It doesn’t matter if the matter is right in front of you, inside of you or 32 plantofryjillion miles away from you; it relates TO YOU in a straight line. Even our planet and our sun relate in a straight line…well, a series of straight lines that together form a roundish shape. Speaking of roundish…
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Everything I’ve been blathering about reduced to 166 words…

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We, meaning humans, are transforming into another life-form at this very moment. Matter of fact, we have yet to settle into this ‘HUMAN’ form. The story of matter isn’t a linear one. It’s round. Cyclical. Constantly changing. Never settling. States of being are nothing but illusory surfaces we perceive as absolute reality because we are incapable of perceiving the relatively subtle changes that are always occurring. The information our brains receive via our senses is but a mere fraction of what is out there. We can accentuate these senses with mechanical contrivances but they too settle on surfaces. As a result we will always be left with only a relative few dimensions of existence to perceive. And while we spend most of our time wondering, and bickering, about the existence of a higher power and what lies beyond death we remain blissfully ignorant to the infinite dimensions of existence all around us and within us. There is so much more to now. Right now. The infinite moment.

RE: Action

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In this post I discussed how our actions are the result of factors outside of our control—factors such as environment (which includes our physical surroundings, culture, family, friends, acquaintances, enemies, etc.) and the programs that instruct matter’s development (note the circle there: the programs within us and the elements in our universe shape our environment which in turn shapes us). Essentially, there is no such thing as control. Free will is an illusion.

I know, sounds disconcerting and a bit unbelievable; especially given the fact that at this very moment you are probably pondering several different options, everything from “Should I continue reading this nonsense?” to “What is my true passion in life?”…and I’m certain you think you have a lot to do with the decision you will eventually settle on. But you are an illusion, an amalgam of the factors mentioned above. This life that we perceive as a series of hmmmm moments is really just a series of tug-of-war matches between these factors. We are merely the neutral facilitator—the space where the game is played (the : in the one option : other option ratio). But why? Why do we—damn it……alter-ego, are you there?
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We don’t know shit!


I should just say: ‘We are relative beings with relative feelings and thoughts about relative things’ and call it a day. But I won’t. I’ll write some convoluted-ass shit no one will read instead. Oh, and I really dig Neil DeGrasse Tyson, but that smug laughter of his makes me wanna punch Bill O’Reilly in the face.

We call this thing an ‘APPLE,’ but what does that strange array of symbols and the odd sound(s) associated with them have to do with the inherent nature of the thing? The term ‘APPLE,’ like other labels and concepts we apply to constantly changing things, are attempts to summarize the moment; an effort to sync existence with the relative speed in which we perceive it.
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