Zombie Drive-by Liberty is earned through eternal vigilance

23Dec/104

It’s time for a meltdown

Life's gone a bit weird. Ever since I changed my perception a while back, it's been 50/50 that this might actually be a season of the Truman show. When I changed my mind that time, the world responded by changing itself, and it's a really strange chicken and egg thing because I can't really tell which came first. Life as a whole is clearly into all those chicken and egg things, and I suppose it doesn't really matter which came first because both are delicious. The theme in my life following that has been unfinished business, and I've been occupied with being shown bits of myself and my memory so that they may be re-evaluated to determine their new worth and meaning.

I don't know that I've had one original thought in my life. Something tells me there are as many ways to an awakening as there are people, and I've cobbled together an image of a revolution from little bits of existence and many parts that rang true for me from movies and certain teevee show(s) impersonating movies. Battlestar Galactica appealed to me on a base level, so much so that it in fact may have been written just for me. Indeed: "From the moment I open my eyes, she's in my blood, like cheap wine. Bitter and sweet, tinged with regret. I'll never be free of her, nor do I want to be. For she is what I am, all that is, should always be." Remakes are the defining characteristic of our generation, and it's definitely worth wondering if our world PC is running a shitty OS when you read that they're rebooting Spider-Man. I've heard that Galactica may well have been commissioned by the military. If that's the case I'd say that they frakked up, but maybe they really didn't. I've distanced myself from it and other ideas out of media recently, and I don't rely so much any more on the familiar old paths they set. Clearly.

Marijuana is a really strange drug. It helps you relax by making you paranoid, and allows you to focus on the inner stillness by making thoughts more uncontrollable. You can see here how the brain forms and removes connections, and I'm fairly certain that the sacred 'erb gives ideas a shakedown by submitting them to the earthquake test. I like to think that fundamental truths have slipped into the world media like cannabis has slipped into our culture, against the wishes and worst efforts of the mammonite powers that were. At the same time, it's probably also healthy to wonder whether we've been programmed in these same ways. If this were true, there should be no way to tell whether we've been defeated by a higher power.

Advertisements for banks would have us believe that every life is sacred and precious, and yet people are apparently satisfied with pissing their unique little snowflake existence away on a manufactured version of some approved cookie cutter template, toiling their hours through on monotonous tasks to enrich those very same banks. Some people like their jobs, and I hold out the idea of a worthwhile 9-5 occupation as a statistical possibility. Then again, some people like getting pissed on too. It seems that people generally avoid straying off the familiar routes in fear of possibly being wrong, and in this way they cling to old habits and the investment they see in all the things they've learned. When you detach from your little personal drama and lift your nose from the grindstone, it becomes evident that your life is one among billions. Then it's no longer such a tragedy that you could turn out to be wrong, as you will many times, when the reward could be an experience and understanding that enriches your life and that of everyone you come into contact with. Either way, it will soon be evident whether the fight against seemingly unbeatable odds was/is worth it. In the end I suppose it all comes down to whether you want to be a spectator of your life or a participant.

3Dec/100

Thank God for Paris Hilton

I have to be honest enough with myself to admit that I may not know what the hell I'm talking about. It's no secret that by now I'm balls deep in several conspiracy theories, which is really just an honest description of what they are—theories of conspiracies—though a negative connotation has been created around this term by the media. The brain forms its habits and opinions about things by building neural pathways and then using these constructed short cuts to speed up the process of making decisions. The pathways are strengthened by reinforcement and new ones can be built as long as there aren't already others in the place it tries to build them. The bonds can be broken as well, but it is easier for the energy to flow in an established path. In this way, the only reality that exists is what is seen by the being observing it and you can bet that this world is perceived a little differently by everything alive in it. Right now, we are under the spell of a type of mass hypnosis which doesn't use any form of magic besides continuously telling us things that aren't true. This is just good business to some people, and you can certainly blame them for centuries of suffering and mass murder visited upon humanity, but even if it's the last thing they'll ever allow themselves to admit, all they ever wanted is the love and acceptance of their fellow humans. These are the people who secretly hated themselves enough that they could see no other way to get it than by theft. Life only travels in one general direction back to the source and they are the ones who are taking the longest route.

And so we are alive today in a world where majority rules and the most popular form of idea transmission is one that is filtered by what is profitable. Moving outside the generally accepted view of reality is an alien concept, and we'll all have to break this monster down piece by piece inside ourselves and carefully consider which parts can be kept and which are bad for us. The whole process can be more than a little disheartening, because invariably you have to go from a fully constructed reality to a laying a blank new foundation, and our only reason for doing this is a faint feeling that something is very wrong. It's not easy being out here, adrift with no compass, but when the consensus is in error, the only way to find new land is by being lost off the edge of the map. People can call us crazy, but shouted as it is from beneath the golden arches of the local mcdonald's, it is a great compliment.

Everything I've learned since falling down the rabbit hole has been treated with a combination of trust and disbelief, since there's a lot of disinformation floating around out there and what passes for science here is a poor method of confirming anything of real value. Occasionally I get to "see" things, which is really only the momentary lining up of facts in a pattern that conforms to the rules of life, and is most likely also related to how certain ideas "ring" of truth. If I hadn't "seen" the inevitable collapse of the system years ago, when this blog was still populated alternately by game reviews and masturbation jokes, I might've doubted it like I have any other idea I've encountered during my awakening. It was Paris Hilton that showed me the truth one night, of what is to become of the consumerist system. Here is a person who was really the next step in celebrities at the time, being famous only for being famous. Instead of a name, she got a cheap ad for a hotel. Of course we're a couple of generations past dear Paris already, and someone else had to step in after Britney Spears burned out in such spectacular fashion. We've been trapped here so long because they've found a way to sell diluted life and love back to us, but the name of the game is unregulated theft and things of real value have become too expensive to include in this world of mass production. We've finally run ourselves around in a complete circle, and the only step left, if you don't want to repeat the grade, is out.

20Nov/102

On inevitability and manipulation

As the murder of the Gulf of Mexico has proven once again, the most heinous of crimes will go unnoticed by the voting flock as long as it is not covered by the mainstream media. Anyone who's paying attention knows that the markets are a sham. The current so-called performance of it is so far out of whack of the fundamentals that it leaves anyone trying to explain it speechless, spinning around in circles in vain trying to find the right words to convey the utter level of unimaginable theft and lies. It's clear now that markets don't crash, no matter how overinflated and stressed at the seams they are, until the mammonite-owned media deems that they should. A panic erupts when this happens, and the whole flock stampedes to the exit, never realising that the only thing that was keeping the lie afloat to begin with was their belief in it.

Picture if you will, the December 7th bank run is anywhere near successful. If my little voice of guesstimation and bullshit detection is right, this meme is nothing more than an attempt to demonise the truth movement and citizen activism in the mind of the voting public. It would benefit the truth movement to remember that private banks are just the the lowest level in the system of theft, quite insulated from the next one above it. Very few people read my ramblings and I would have it no other way, but if someone knows better, please correct my assumptions on this matter. I only have the stomach to read one financial blog and what I know of finance is cobbled together largely from ZeroHedge and glances at the pit of hate that squats in my darkest recesses. If a private bank—like the ones you're allowed to know the name of without going to find it out—folds, it would be just like when anyone stops paying back a loan, because the largely non-existent money they loan to the public was loaned from the central banks. Contractually, the central banks would then be obliged to seize all the assets owned by the smaller banks, which they in turn seized from the public following the inevitable folding of all those bad loans they issued. Their stock prices would drop into the toilet and any kind of scum that strives to own yet another bank, yet lacks the spine to buy it at market value would then be able to pick up a controlling share for a bargain. The media would spin the people up into the kind of frenzied panic they're famous for, assisted by all the money people who didn't participate just lost, and what would most likely be pushed forward is that this was caused by anti-semitic "financial terrorists" who organise themselves into groups on the internet and plot to overthrow the beloved consumerist system that supplies spare organs to toddlers and food to the needy. Selectively censoring the internet would thereafter make a lot more sense to the voter base than attacking Iraq did after 9/11, where most of the purported attackers were from Saudi Arabia, and the CIA-manufactured terrorist organisation was said to be based in Afghanistan.

Before this little celebrity endorsed idea showed up on the net, I was half convinced that the next false flag might be a cyberattack that stole everyone's imaginary digital money and left teevee-spawned chaos on the streets, but it would seem that a trembling and palpable fear has made the self-chosen scum pee down their legs and scale down their attack for now. The facts as I see them are these: They are losing control and they know it. As an inescapable result, they are attempting to tighten their grip but ironically that will just make things more unstable, and they know this too. They are the result of their own creation and they're about ready to do some really stupid shit. The financial profit they've been able to extract over centuries is dependant on the operation of a finely-tuned lie. They have been co-opting what started off as an insignificant truth movement for years, and as a result they have pushed a lot of money into letting everyone know how things really are. The pieces have started to line up for some more than others, and ongoing and unchecked theft has created a really unstable situation which could go up with the slightest spark.

It's all good. If the life force could be destroyed it would be long dead by now. Nobody's holding a gun to our heads to make us go to work every day, because if they did it would be too obvious what we are, or more to the point, what we make ourselves. We were sold a bill of goods advertising one thing, but the warranty has expired and now we're seeing, one by one, what we've bought into and where it leads. The walls are coming down and we'll each have to decide whether we want to be inside the system or out. Diversification of the species happens in evolution by separation. There is nothing but ideas standing between us and the next step.

14Nov/102

Our natural divinity

Orthodoxy as religion is a fairly ugly sentient-made blight on the fabric of reality. If you're not willing to fear and worship a jealous god who suffers from poor impulse control and needs his ego continuously inflated with offerings of money and animal sacrifices, you could very easily fall into a trap of deciding that everything in life that resembles it in some way is pure nonsense. We could very well be "just" the result of some child growing galaxies for a school assignment, but where does this theoretical child come from? I'm fairly certain that what I've heard referred to as the cosmic joke is that you will never find the end of the string of life, since there is always something more that is responsible, but also that you eventually just end up where you started again.

The idea of a god as it has been presented is one of absolute power, which in the end is a self-defeating concept since the manifestation of such a being would be dependant on certain conditions that would inherently be beyond the of control of this God person. If there is anything that can be considered an absolute truth to this life, in my experience, it is continuation by renewal. Everything else is net result. A bond through love or attraction is the only condition under which something can form where the laws of entropy would have there be nothing. Churches and the media put forth the idea that divinity is something separate from ourselves and our everyday lives, otherwise you wouldn't have anything to pay them for. You're meant to rely on some guy dressed in fancy robes who is recognised by people in even fancier robes as someone who can read and puke forth the sacred text, which itself was written long ago by people who said they were chosen by the god they just invented.

Divinity is all around us and is us in every living moment, just as every action is a note in an ad-libbed symphony. You can experience it in the trees and the wind that moves the leaves, but you can also encounter it in the most pointless creations of man. It's quite a comfort to know that no matter how far down the wrong path we go, if we choose to go that way, the life imperative will be there always, urging us on to face ourselves. It's a deep kind of trusting peace that forms when you start treating every moment as a communion with life itself. We won't be here forever and we're not in control, we were never meant to be. When you recognise love incarnate for what it is, it will smile upon you, but that doesn't mean things are going to get easy.

20Oct/100

Are you ready?

The system of the old world was mostly called capitalism and, in short, it trains disresponsibility. It allows people to pay others to do the things they don't want to do, and consequently they're allowed to escape the unsightly things that enable their lifestyles. A consequence of that is; what enables their lifestyles is allowed to grow behind the scenes into a monster that not even its creators can love. The ugliest creatures on this planet can be found where there is no light, like at the very bottom of the ocean and in ostentatious mansion complexes.

We think we're pretty great with our concrete box houses and our fossil fuel-burning contraptions. Our music boxes can hold thousands of mass-produced offerings from the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry and, most importantly, it can do so without throwing up. We don't talk about Britney Spears any more because she's like sooo yesterday. Like, omigawd. We're so awesome, we spend half our waking lives doing things we probably wouldn't do otherwise, and whatever's left we spend consuming things generally made by people who'd rather be doing something else. The only place left where we can still reliably find some semblance of passion or life force is in carnal pleasures, that would be just another Wednesday if it weren't kept just out of reach. If you want access to that lusty face and those perfectly round, airbrushed tits, you're meant to go out and do whatever it takes to get a Ferrari or something similar, because it's well-known that pantywallets are magnetically attracted to them. If you have "tits", you better hope they're perfectly round or you'll have to make them appear that way, the same way that While E. Coyote paints a tunnel on a rock face to trick the Road Runner. You have to be able to flash that fake smile at a moment's notice, and the next second be able to fake sadness, disappointment or an orgasm. Do it now or you'll be alone forever. Nobody will like you.

Things might've gone on this way until the end, if life were what we've been told. What you're about to see is what is referred to in mainstream media language as a perfect storm. It is what happens when all the chickens come home to roost at the same time. I will no doubt be surprised many times by the magnificence and the irony of it all in the near future, but one example may go like this: The people we paid to slaughter animals all day long finally accept that we really are no better than just another predator in the animal kingdom, and as a result will have no qualms about stringing up a squealing banker and doing them kosher style. In the end it's all just cause and effect.

The system of the new world is called survival of the fittest. If you're too fat to run and one of these days you need to move quickly to stay alive, then I've got some bad news for you and good news for the rest of us. Good news, because food is going to be scarce, and there won't be enough to maintain your Jabba the Hutt-looking ass. These things don't come from some magical realm beyond this world, they are right under our noses every day. We call them things like body language and coincidence. We know that the language of science—on which we now rely for all our explanations—can touch but not grasp these things, but we also know that these things have some power we can't quite explain. We are about to get schooled on the things we thought we'd left behind, and we can get our lessons either the easy way or the hard way.

10Oct/100

What’s up

Life is composed of cycles spinning around larger cycles, spinning around even larger cycles, and so on and so forth. These can also be observed as waves arriving at different frequencies, their peaks and troughs interacting to produce a pattern unique to when it is observed. Every once in a while, the conditions are right for most or all of the peaks to line up. The resulting increased energy state manifests in the world created by the interaction of these waves as excitement, which in turn manifests as a change or transformation of this world. I believe that we are experiencing the lead-up to such a shift right now.

All money in our economy has been issued with interest by those who have the resources to issue it. From the very moment the first amount was lent, the amount that needed to be paid back to settle the loan was more money than actually existed. Without further loans being issued then, it is impossible for the loan to be settled as agreed. This applies to resource or gold based economies as well as fiat or paper money based economies. To keep this system from collapsing in upon the truth of itself, either more loans or more resources need to be continuously "created," or else the people inside the system would have to admit that we've been had.

This is how, over centuries, the institutions that began this death spiral have been able to extract more and more from everyone by doing nothing more than maintaining the appearance that the system benefits everyone, when in truth it only benefits those who made the loans. Much time and effort has been applied to hide the fact of the matter, and as a result, finance has become by far the most obfuscated field there is.

Life exists because it fills a perfect balance of strength through attraction in a hostile environment. In a temporal sense, nature and parts of nature survive because they are continuously tested and forced to adapt or be destroyed. We've had ample time to build anything of our choosing, and now the squeeze has been applied to see which of these things have been built on the principles that have enabled life to endure all.

We've been brought increasingly face to face with the monster we've been feeding because of the excited state we now exist in. Many have been shown the truth of this system, by finding themselves in debt and yet in ownership of nothing with value. Energy or light is being released by the interaction between the many elements, and the financial system cannot stand up to this scrutiny because it is based on a lie, something which can only survive as long as it can be hidden.

I was planning on doing a predictive post on the things you can expect from these crumbling institutions, but there are now simply too many variables. This is a good thing, since it also means that anything is now possible and the only thing standing in our way is the limit of our trust in something better. One thing you can be sure of is that they will make a play to re-assert control, because that is the thing they are most afraid of losing. Another false flag attack seems the most likely candidate, since it serves the dual purpose of excusing the further erosion of non-profitable human rights and the escalation of exceedingly profitable war.

It's too late for their beloved monstrosity. Their worst fear has already been realised: The truth of what they've been up to has already grown far beyond their control. Reacting in fear, they will now proceed to make ever greater mistakes. The larger the scale of their next attack, the larger the margin for error will be. Can you imagine a greater and more obvious miscalculation than World Trade Center building 7?

Fearful and superstitious offerings like Christianity have turned many aware individuals away from faith, by association. In truth, love is the only thing strong enough to grow through the darkness of oblivion. Anything not based on it can only eventually shrivel up and die. The system we are operating in is so far removed from anything that matters that the answer only exists in most of us as a barely discernible spark. Every form of control of varying subtlety in our society has been designed to counteract this force, and there is no way to escape this control without trusting the light within ourselves.

25Sep/102

The funny thing about hate

Someone very wise once said: Hate is not the opposite of love, apathy is.

Acclimation, I think, is the cornerstone of perception as we know it. It is both the source of our remarkable ability to adapt to the most horrid conditions, as well as the source of our boredom or discontent. It is also the reason a frog will be boiled alive rather than jump out, if the water it sits in is heated slowly enough, and the reason that the world like the one of today can exist: Where people can be counted on to routinely act against their own best interests, where almost everything with real meaning has been taken away from us by those who seek financial gain, and we have been given shit in return.

Another effect of acclimation is that whatever you focus your thoughts on will form the walls of your reality. A mountain climber and someone who digs tunnels for a living will look at the same hill and experience it in very different ways, for instance. Whether you love or hate something, whatever it is gets drawn into your reality because your thoughts are occupied with it. The big similarity between love and hate then, is that they are both attractive forces, the hallmark of any strong emotion being its ability to dominate perception. It is ironic, since people hate things that they want to get away from. When you hate something, the tendency is to continuously seek a more complete definition of it, so that it can be avoided with greater efficiency. Through constant mental focus, the definition will keep growing until eventually everything is coloured by it, until the hate has consumed everything that is perceived as reality. When the focus on hate has consumed us this way, it is a lot easier to act like the thing we hate, because it has become the law of the world we live in.

It is my belief that we can only love or hate something when we recognise it, if unconsciously, as a part of ourselves. Being part of the fractal of life/nature/god, everything in it conforms to the rule of self-similarity, where even the smallest sub-parts of the whole share all the characteristics of the original, albeit perhaps with different concentrations. It would be no great feat if someone who does good things did not also have the choice to do bad things. Life, in its greatest sense, would not be remarkable if it didn't exist where there could've just as easily have been nothing.

One thing you can be sure of about people that became consumed by their hate and ended up acting exactly like their despised adversary, is that they believed that they could never become like that, and thus did not notice their actions sliding ever more toward their point of focus.

It is too easy to hate the people I continue to call the mammonites, those who seek nothing but money for the power it has over others. They are the ones who had planes flown into the twin towers before bringing them down in a controlled demolition, so that they could collect the insurance money and use their media empire to tell everyone that the culprits, the ones who are to be hated beyond reason for this atrocity, were the ones who lived where the oil is. They are the ones who arranged the holocaust so that a new state of Israel could be formed in Palestine, so that their empire could draw the benefits of a nation state. I'm not talking just about the jews and I'm not talking about the germans, though some of them may be german, and as I understand it, some may say that they are jews when it benefits them.

Sometimes the facts of their deeds line up, and I can feel the hate making rage to bubble up from some dark place. In these times it is important to remember the nature of hate and where it leads. That if you focus on it, eventually it will consume you as it did them. Most importantly, it will benefit us to remember that fear-as-hate is what enables them. It is the weakness they continue to exploit, and the only tool they have.

15Sep/100

It’s not over until…

The fat lady sings

The old world is gone, in my opinion. You may say goodbye, but it can't hear you.

Chances are, if you found this you've probably heard recently about things like the new world order, planetary population reductions or the shape-shifting reptilians that are supposedly behind it all. There is a nebulous cloud of information out there and disinformation dwarves the truth by several orders of magnitude. Truth is, once you've caught a whiff of the atrocity at the core of the crumbling monetary system, you will believe just about anything about those who run it.

If you made a chart that showed the volume of empathic ability possessed by every person on the planet, it could be assumed that the product would be a bell curve, just from statistical distribution. With the most marginal extremes at both ends, on one side you would find the most loving and generous people, while at the other will dwell the most selfish and fearful creatures ever to not see the light of day.
Normal distribution: The design for life
The monetary system, that is, a system that is based on bartering or the illusion of equal trade as opposed to simply sharing, is the result of the idea that we are all separate, sovereign beings. In truth, the one and only constant in life is attraction, which in turn results in the fractal of experiences that is available in it. If you go back far enough, everything observable comes from the same source. Not that you need to go back that far to see that the difference between white and black people is tiny compared to the difference between either and a possum, and that the difference between a possum and a person is tiny compared to the difference between either and a rock.

Through fear we have been led to believe that we are all separate, that our individuality makes us sovereign. In this world right now, you have to be extremely careful just to not end up with a nemesis. The jews, republicans, hispanics, tree huggers, lesbians, cagers and the trekkies are all just aching for you to hate them. All groups zealously defending their wonderful little arrangement of life that, it is assumed, no one else could ever understand.

This concept of life as I have used it can be understood in many ways. Some choose to call it God, while the more scientific approach might be to define it as a natural force of attraction called love. Unfortunately, both of these terms have been contaminated almost beyond recognition by people who wish to deny this force, so more suitable terms are life or trust. It is both a thing as it is a rule or an imperative, which manifests because it could not exist any other way. Every creature on the above-mentioned curve understands this on some level, or they would not be on the graph. Nothing exists that does not share at least some measure of life.

The insanely selfish people that fall on the one side of our imaginary bell curve choose to deny this singular truth because of their extreme fear, or hate. As a result they act as they believe, with exceeding selfishness and destructive will towards every other part of life. Life allows this because it is flexible and curious--it is loving.

One thing anyone who's ever spent time in the bowels of a monetary system probably understands, is that the less regard you have for the well-being of others, the more money you can make. Understand that this monetary system has been running for a very long time, and all it's had to do over the hundreds of years of its existence is to make the extraction of profit ever more effective, and to pervade the most heartless beings to the highest echelons of its control.

The bottom line is that, by now, every money-based organisation or institution operates under the unwritten rule that more money is better. Think about any facet of the civilisation that is unceasingly minced through the TV: More money means more options. What we ended up with is a system which awards power to those who seek to destroy everything else for their own benefit.

The irony of what these selfish people--let's call them the mammonites--seek is that they need everyone else to accomplish it. Everyone else either needs to trust them or to become like them to play along with the monopoly that their contemporaries have created. Their power, such as it is, relies entirely on the people's willingness to believe in it. This has worked as long as it did because up until now there's been a balance between the trust and the hate. But the earth has entered a critical period. It's no longer as easy to follow the old patterns, and my feeling is that this is just the beginning.

2010 has been the world year for records. In many places, decade- or century-old records have been broken for minimum winter temperatures, maximum summer temperatures, highest and lowest rainfall. You may have missed the large and sometimes devastating earthquakes and/or volcanic eruptions recently in Haiti, Chile, Indonesia, New Zealand and the Philippines, or the floods in Brazil, Poland, Pakistan and Australia. It's difficult to tell now, but things weren't like this in 2009. The production of staple foods, which has kept those who have least sufficiently alive and satisfied, has already been greatly diminished by unusual weather, to name just one effect.

The mammonites, of course, have more than they could ever spend, and yet they will never have enough. They cannot help themselves, it's all they know. The banks have not only stopped lending, but they have been calling in their loans. Since everything from personal to government spending in the most "developed" countries has generally been based on debt, the wheels of this monstrosity have all but stopped. The governments, as corrupt and short-sighted as ever, have decided to address this problem by paying all remaining public funds directly to the institutions that created the mess. As a result, most countries are broke and the only thing they can do, since the banks won't lend, is to attempt to take another country's resources. Incidentally, a world war would be very profitable if you happen to be on the board of directors of several "energy" and arms companies. Owning most of the media probably wouldn't hurt, either.

Through centuries of applying various forms of control to increase profit while decreasing revolutions, they have attempted to breed just the right kind of slave: A selfish creature meant to be closer to animal than human. They have succeeded with a certain portion of the population and, having forgotten the laws of nature, pushed their atavistic creations into a mortal corner. Given the situation, there really is only one thing that can happen next.

The voluntary slavery system known as the international economy has been rotting from the inside ever since the trust to fear ratio reached a critical point. Now that it's begun, the cycle will only reinforce itself until eventually there is nothing left of the world we once knew. Every person in this meat grinder has to decide whether they are going to speed the sinking of the ship by taking on more gold or if they are going to get as far away from it all as possible.

There is no easy fix for dealing with the darkness that has saturated our lives. Even now, when many of the beings that constitute the mammonites come from a certain group of people, a group who calls themselves the jews, it would not help much to marginalise or attempt to destroy this group, because as our twisted society has demonstrated, greed is an option that is available to everyone. It was by attempting to delegate away our resposibilities with seemingly easy fixes like monetary and governmental systems that we landed in this mess to begin with. The only real way to deal with the taint that resides in each of us is through constant, dedicated effort, because it will always be easier to take than to give.