Nov 10, 2010

Politics + Party = Principled, Passive People's Prison

By L. S. Heatherly

Our congressmen are the finest body of men money can buy.
-- Maury Amsterdam

Politics is the wicked wizard behind the curtain of government;
the curtain of gilded iron is open, the wizard is wearing our gold.
-- L.S. Heatherly
Politics, and the fate of mankind, are shaped by men without ideals
and without greatness. -- Albert Camus
Search far and wide and never see
Party nor state to govern the free. -- L.S. Heatherly
Party best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
-- Alexander Pope

Politics. The diplomatic name for the law of the bureaucratic jungle:
civilization's governmental jungle, ruled by ravenous, overgrown,
financial and corporate beasts. -- L.S. Heatherly

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on office, a rotteness
begins in his soul. -- Jefferson

While religion is one of the opiates of the masses, politics and
commercialism remain rationality's basic needles for injecting
addictions into the sociocultural blood of humanity.
-- L.S Heatherly
Power is a drug on which the politicians are hooked. They buy it
from the voters, using the voters' own money.
-- Richard J Needham
Politics is the marketplace wherein every natural virtue,
innate essence, autonomous community, and bequeathed glory
are sold; nothing is sacred, but egos and empires.
-- L.S. Heatherly
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Politics and Dysfunctional Society

Political Parties are well named. They are parties to which the
people are invited after they have been rhetorically drugged with
oratory and promises this travelin', historical show forbids all to
keep; then, sent summarily back to their everyday oppression,
subjugation, exploitation, and dehumanization.

Politics is a delusional entertainment, a complex show, produced
and directed by those politicians, media-showmen and moneyed
tycoons that get the people intoxicated all through the campaigns;
get them drunk at the celebration-party of, by, and for the party's
well-kept, forbidden, secret: elitist power and domination.
Politics is one ritualistic, delusional ceremony, as old
as civilization.

Its an addiction from which there has been no escape historically,
excepting communal exodus and migration. This escape requires
a sociocultural paradigm rapidly being decimated across our
humanity, within Earth's decimated, evolved life.

This show goes on, a pandemic, institutionalized, decimation within
and without: a decimation of ecological family-community bonded
with Earth-life, with Earth-place, with Earth's species, with
ecosystem-habitats; a decimation of our eco-spiritual-ontological-
sociocultural nurturome, the receiving partner with our material,
organism's human genome.

These multifarious, bonded, caring relationships are the nurturing,
interactive, eco-sociocultural identities and archetypes of evolved,
manifold human love -- constituting our nurturome, -- and are being
replaced by bonds to material products, vicarious and virtual
entertainments, spectacles, electronics, artificial intelligence,
artificial realities, ego-self goals, desires, and drives for
unecological, undemocratic domination and power.

Copyright 2010