You are perfect star-dust.

Just a brief reminder – you’re perfect. And you contain all the elements of the universe in the same ratio as the cosmos, and every element that is you was born in a star. But don’t let all that distract you – you’re perfect.

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#2pac and #Biggie ( #realhiphop )

They’re still trying to be 2pac and Biggie / but oh no,
only know All Eyez On Me and Mackaveli. Who me? /

I’m still feeling Keep ya Head Up, Brenda’s got a Baby,
Dear Momma, and Holla if ya Hear Me, / who me?

I’m still trying to be Run DMC meets Chuck D, William Blake
and Jalal ad-Din Rumi. Plus 2pac and Biggie. So sue me.

Remember Ricochet aka Juggla reds put me onto Kool G Rap, and soon as he
got out of uni, but im no thug im a rainbow warrior like Teo, Katie, Hymn, and Muni.

I’m not just about the cash, booty and jewellery,
I’m about the next generation and prophecy, really and truly,

I’m about spreading love, open ended benefit, n tomfoolery, not coonery
– and sometimes cash or booty, just not usually 😉 x

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WISE with WISDOM (the truth is we strive to be wise)

Went from raw food vegan, not even eggs or goats cheese
Back to meaty sarnies and Jamaican chicken rotis

Went from rolling cheese with baccy from pavement rollies
to ganja in the juicer to no buds let alone no stems and no seeds

I went from raves with junglist gurners even though I took no Es
to chanting mantras with Amma devotees.

I went from shotters and squatters as Co-Dees.
to Co-Dees who learned yoga… in India… from Yogis.

I wanted to be Wise, Intelligent, Sensitive and Empathic
So I let down my shields… and got hurt, yo fam.

Now I’m more a Wise, Intelligent, Sensitive…
…Defensive Old Man

Wise
Intelligent
Sensitive
Empathic

So I let down my shields… and got hurt. Ayo fam
Now I’m more a

Wise
Intelligent
Sensitive…
Defensive
Old
Man

(Still listen to Rakim, “ain’t no doubting the truth”,
black don’t crack sipping from the fountain of youth.)

Dilla Time (Listening to J Dilla)

(Just chillin) In Winchmore Hill listening to Dilla, playing DOTA, planning like Corleone and Sosa
But not to kill or sell no coke, naw, just pay bills, n not be broke, Or
to have no bills, but firewood, fireplace, and best tings at my place.

Big tings a gwan in my life and the best vibes in my face…

Casually confidently attacking the microphonics tactically
with strategy like a Shogun in a battle, the katana in his hand leading

the cavalry… mixed with Adventure Time and Giles from Buffy. Trust me
the one-man Samurai battalion. Ask yourself “how can it be?”

Transmute that military vibration with One Love emphatically backtracking, we
want World Peace… and co-create with our extended family.

Like a fertile field in sunshine our tribe grows naturally organically.
Taking short moments many times to rest and manifest the clarity.

…Nothing exists. What persists, our mind co-creates.
And there is no place our minds you can locate.

The universal mind wakes in mindscapes beyond time or space.
Timeless as moonlight’s grace shining off lakes.

(Just Chillin)

In Winchmore Hill listening to Dilla, playing DOTA, planning like Corleone and Sosa
But not to kill or sell no coke, naw, just to pay bills, n not be broke, Or
to have no bills, but firewood, fireplace, and best tings at my place.

Big tings a gwan in my life and the best vibes in my face…

(Slum Village lyrics)

….To fall in love

….with the things you do

Don’t sell yourself

To fall in love

….With the things you do)

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They try to judge our children by constant examination
but that won’t reveal all their skills or all of their motivation,

we’re governed by thieves and liars in most developed nations,
I wonder which generation will be first to run out of patience.

Be your own source of… Inspiration. Find that fire inside.
Be your own source of love. Love yourself and each other yeah, even your dark side.

Stop… Slow it down.
Relax… Hold it down. .

VERSE 1:

I dreamed of a way out, dumped in my head as a one-part package as if
inspiration was data and information translated into vibration from Galactic

Central. Has the whole world gone mental? It’s like a maze,
with Pacman running from ghosts… and I’m amazed

how each generation copes with learning the ropes
of how to succeed in a society with increasingly twisted principles,

media encourages selfish service to self instead of selfless service to sister or brother,
or instead of seeing self as one with all, or the self as one with ‘other’.

Stop… Slow it down.
Relax… Hold it down. Now come again.

How come again our team should trust a politician like Constantine to edit what God could mean?
Don’t you frown… You don’t have to get bored among the… hum drum again.

Live a life of jams with hang drums, tongue drums… and fun with yer friends.
Then home alone with Radiohead… yeah, songs like The Bends.

Rely on your self to supply to yourself love and inspiration
so love from other’s just a bonus positive vibration.

CHORUS:

They try to judge our children by constant examination
but that won’t reveal all their skills or all of their motivation,

we’re governed by thieves and liars… in most developed nations,
I wonder which generation will be first to run out of patience.

Be your own source of Inspiration. Find that fire inside.
Be your own source of love. Love yourself and each other yeah, even your dark side.

Stop… Slow it down.
Relax… Hold it down. Now come again.

(Just Chillin)

In Winchmore Hill listening to Dilla, playing DOTA, planning like Corleone and Sosa
But not to kill or sell no coke, naw, just to pay bills, n not be broke, Or
to have no bills, but firewood, fireplace, and best tings at my place.

Big tings a gwanin my life and the best vibes in my face…

(Tribe Called Quest lyrics

“Now you caught my heart for the evening, Kissed my cheek moved in you confuse things

Should I just sit out or come harder?

Help me find my way”)

(Just Chillin)

In Winchmore Hill listening to Dilla, playing DOTA, planning like Corleone and Sosa
But not to kill or sell no coke, naw, just to pay bills, n not be broke, Or
to have no bills, but firewood, fireplace, and best tings at my place.

Big tings a gwan in my life and the best vibes in my face…

(Slum Village lyrics)

….To fall in love

….with the things you do

Don’t sell yourself

To fall in love

….With the things you do)

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They try to judge our children by constant examination
but that won’t reveal all their skills or all of their motivation,

we’re governed by thieves and liars in most developed nations,
I wonder which generation will be first to run out of patience.

Be your own source of… Inspiration. Find that fire inside.
Be your own source of love. Love yourself and each other yeah, even your dark side.

Stop… Slow it down.
Relax… Hold it down. .

VERSE 1:

I dreamed of a way out, dumped in my head as a one-part package as if
inspiration was data and information translated into vibration from Galactic

Central. Has the whole world gone mental? It’s like a maze,
with Pacman running from ghosts… and I’m amazed

how each generation copes with learning the ropes
of how to succeed in  increasingly twisted societies

media encourages selfish service to self instead of service to  brother,
or instead of seeing self as one with all, or the self as one with ‘other’.

Stop… Slow it down.
Relax… Hold it down. Now come again.

How come again our team should trust a politician like Constantine to edit what God could mean?
Don’t you frown… You don’t have to get bored among the… hum drum again.

Live a life of jams with hang drums, tongue drums… and fun with yer friends.
Then home alone with Radiohead… yeah, songs from The Bends.

Rely on your self to supply to yourself love and inspiration
so love from other’s just a bonus positive vibration.

CHORUS:

They try to judge our children by constant examination
but that won’t reveal all their skills or all of their motivation,

we’re governed by thieves and liars… in most developed nations,
I wonder which generation will be first to run out of patience.

Be your own source of Inspiration. Find that fire inside.
Be your own source of love. Love yourself and each other yeah, even your dark side.

Stop… Slow it down.
Relax… Hold it down. Now come again.

(Just Chillin)

In Winchmore Hill listening to Dilla, playing DOTA, planning like Corleone and Sosa
But not to kill or sell no coke, naw, just to pay bills, n not be broke, Or
to have no bills, but firewood, fireplace, and best tings at my place.

Big tings a gwanin my life and the best vibes in my face…

(Tribe Called Quest lyrics

“Now you caught my heart for the evening, Kissed my cheek moved in you confuse things

Should I just sit out or come harder?

Help me find my way”)

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Are We Really Governed by Self-Serving Megalomaniacs and Tyrants? Or is that just a paranoid conspiracy theory?

My spiritual beliefs are each to their own, live and let live. However compassion cannot stay silent in the shadow of the tyranny of others. This is not a particularly anti-Tory article, I hope that I’m writing for the benefit of all. This is a study of the tyranny and megalomania exhibited by all parties that have been in government in recent years. I have felt inspired to point out clearly and concisely why I believe we are governed by thieves and liars with references in order to dispel the myth that anyone who opposes the government is a ‘paranoid conspiracy theorist’. I will not cite unverifiable theories I will only cite historical facts although as I am human I may deduce certain conclusions based on those facts.

Extremism on either side, left wing Labour or right wing Conservatives, is not beneficial to be honest because – A – it’s almost irelevant cos extreme left and extreme right end up looking exactly the same in effect, whether fascist or socialist you end up with a tyrannical government and – B – Labour has been more or less right-wing since the 90s. But extremes are generally not ideal (depending on time, place and circumstance.) Therefore it’s difficult to consider this a democracy when the only major party that wasn’t up for following Thatcherite ideals were the Greens which was considered by most a wasted vote and a protest vote by others. Are they self-serving? In short – the Conservatives are selling the NHS to their mates, I’m pretty sure it is for personal financial gain (more on that, with references later.) Just to balance things out a bit so this isn’t just Tory bashing – before Tony Blair took his ironic post as Middle East Peace Envoy his first job after being Prime Minister was as a consultant for the international bank JP Morgan. He was getting over a million a year. Is it just me or does it stink to high heaven that a head of state could get a job for an international bank after he gets out of power? You don’t think any of his decisions made in office could be influenced by the words “we’ll make you a millionaire next year?”

The whole left wing / right wing debate is misleading because the extremes on either side whether socialist or fascist are similar in effect – too much power in the hands of the few, regardless of what got you there. And human rights being taken away has the same results whether they’re taken away by the left or the right. And how centre or right or centre-right the Conservatives are we cannot tell until they start actually implementing laws. Case in point – Labour was traditionally left-wing socialist and in the 90s that’s what people voted for but Blair claimed to be centre-left and in actual fact his policies were more or less the same as Thatcher’s (as far as he could get away with) but that wasn’t apparent until he started implementing policies. But I concede, it is more theory than fact because the Conservatives haven’t had a chance to replace the Human Rights Act with with anything else yet. I just highly suspect it will be replaced with something that gives us alot less rights and them alot more power. I concede it’s a theory on account but it’s a strong theory based on the fact that so far the Tories have exhibited zero compassion, it’s not what they’re known for.

I may sound like a conspiracy theorist but these are facts – Dick Cheney had shares in Halliburton, the company tasked with rebuilding Iraq. Tony Blair got over a million a year from a central bank after he left office. The Tories are selling the NHS not just to their friends but companies they have shares in! (See articles below.) So yes, I believe we are governed by people who have financial gain as their main objective, not the benefit of all.

But are our politicians megalomaniacs? Hmmm… Before the war in Iraq “The British Stop the War Coalition (StWC) held a protest in London which it claimed was the largest political demonstration in the city’s history. Police estimated attendance as well in excess of 750,000 people and the BBC estimated that around a million attended. At the finish rally in Hyde Park, the organisers announced 3 million attended. It remains probably the largest protest march in UK history.” So between 750,000 and 3 million people attended to protest against the war in Iraq. Then they ignored us all and bombed the s*** out of it. “Iraq study estimates war-related deaths at 461,000… About half a million people died in Iraq as a result of war-related causes between the US-led invasion in 2003 and mid-2011, an academic study suggests.” In a so called democracy – ignoring the wishes of at least 750,000 of your electorate and then killing 461,000 people (based on most likely fabricated evidence of WMDs, which he never had cos that wasn’t on the list of things the US had sold him) is the act of a megalomaniac. Tony Blair was a megalomaniac, and yes, I suspect David Cameron is too. So yes, right wing extremism is as bad as left wing extremism, yes I think most politicians are motivated by money and yes I think we are and have been governed by megalomaniacs.

I don’t need conspiracy theories when the newspapers and history books are packed with conspiracy facts.

Do I have a solution? I think so – Be the power. A rap group called Public Enemy (my favourite as a kid in the 80s)  once said “Fight the Power”. Since then they have been inspired by a mutual inspiration, Candice O’Denver, to amend that to “Be the power”. (My political views are my own, and none of the above necessarily share my views). What do I mean by “Be the power”? What does it mean to you? Whether that’s write a Zine, write to your MP, organise meetings, organise meditation sessions, write a status, write a blog, share a status, share a blog, join the Green party, start your own party, inform other people as I have just tried to (particularly inform children who are yet to be brainwashed by mainstream media),  or relax and find inner peace. Relax? Find inner peace? Yes. Be the power, but try not to be a megalomaniac or a tyrant. How do you avoid being a megalomaniac or a tyrant? Find relax and find inner peace. Get educated in the nature of the mind. I’m still learning.

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Iraq study estimates war-related deaths at 461,000

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24547256

Companies with links to Tories ‘have won £1.5bn worth of NHS contracts’

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/03/healthcare-companies-links-tories-nhs-contracts

Tony Blair to earn £2m as JP Morgan adviser

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/1575247/Tony-Blair-to-earn-2m-as-JP-Morgan-adviser.html

Dick Cheney’s Halliburton: a corporate case study

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jun/08/dick-cheney-halliburton-supreme-court

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Epilogue:

Why did I feel the need to do this? The Conservative Party want to remove the Human Rights Act. They claim they will change it for something ‘better’. I doubt it. I expect they will give us less rights and themselves more power. THAT, is a conspiracy theory by definition cos it hasn’t happened yet therefore I can only theorise. At the risk of sounding arrogant I’m going to state a few facts. They said I was deluded when Tony Blair took over Labour and they beat the Tories and everyone was celebrating and I, only 16 years old, said “that man has an evil smile, I don’t trust him.” Since then Labour became right wing, he followed Thatchers policies and started an illegal war. They said I was deluded when Obama won and he promised Yes We Can and said he’d shut Guantanamo bay and black people were celebrating as if police brutality would end overnight and I said “just cos he’s black doesn’t mean he’s not a politician.” Since then he bombed thousands of innocent civilians, several unarmed black men have been killed by the police and Guantanamo bay is still open. At the risk of sounding arrogant I’m very rarely wrong about these things and history has shown us that the deluded one’s tend to be those that think that politicians are telling the truth when they’re campaigning for your vote. That no longer seems logical.

It’s not prophecy, it’s simple deduction. Once you escape the delusion that the government has your best interests at heart (a delusion I lost after they ignored the biggest protest ever and went to war with Iraq) you can reduce their motivation to money and power to whatever extreme they can get away with while still convincing enough trusting, naive and deluded people that they have their best interests at heart. Governments become reliably predictable after that to the unfortunate extent that I mistakenly believe it’s obvious to everyone. I guess it becomes easier to see when you stop reading papers and watching the news because they insult your intelligence. I literally forget that most people not only consume mainstream media but believe it. The world makes more sense when you stop.

I was rightly accused of propaganda earlier this week when I took it for granted that the Conservatives were planning to take away our Human Rights as I failed to mention that they were planning to replace it with a Bill of Rights (which doesn’t exist yet.) However I have taken it for granted that the Conservatives don’t give a damn about our human rights based on past and present data, such as Poll Tax, austerity measures, the recent appointment of an anti-gay politician to be minister for equality. I didn’t see it as necessary to write a disclaimer saying “the Conservatives promise that when they scrap the Human Rights Bill they’ll write a new one that will keep you safe from their plans, but I don’t believe it and no one in their right minds would” etc etc cos I didn’t think anyone was that dangerously gullible. But I forget, everyone thought Tony Blair was a lefty socialist once upon a time, everyone thought Obama was a pacifist who deserves a nobel peace prize once upon a time and for some reason if you wear a suit and say it on television people believe what you say. So for the sake of keeping it short and not stating what I thought was obvious I omitted some things but for the record here’s what I missed out – the Conservatives say “this is nothing to worry about, we’ll replace it with something better”. But they’re politicians in power – so that’s probably lies.

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I am just a concept with concepts…

I am just a concept with concepts…

The end. Full stop. Period.

Yeah, right. If only. Monkey minds gotta keep philosophising, right? Or why else did we incarnate? Gotta find something to do between now and death, right? Trust me, the desire to feed or f*** will give you plenty to do between now and death without trying…

If I deconceptualise myself, will I vanish?

I dunno, it gets all Matrixy if I’m a figment of my own imagination am I also a figment of your imagination. I think maybe we all have to deconceptualise me cos if I deconceptualise on my own I’ll just get sectioned. It’s a theory.

Does a stone have consciousness? Is a rock aware?

I BELIEVE some quantum physicists, or at least some quantum theorists, would also say that a stone has consciousness. But then we have to start defining things like consciousness. Which one might define as awareness of self, others might say that it is merely awareness. Others might say that’s all too much thinking and misses the point of a statement as simple as “I’m just a concept with concepts”. But that seems to be a microcosm of the macrocosm of incarnating at all. We all understand, then we confuse the shit out of ourselves trying to understand or explain it to others who already understand until you start explaining it. Maybe we knew it all between lifetimes but we incarnate to forget, to learn, to have the experience of making sense of it all. But when we make sense of it all we make the ‘mistake’ of trying to explain it and confuse the shit out of each other and ourselves, making religions and political parties and such like, concepts. Then we think these concepts are ‘things’ to argue and fight over. Forgetting that they’re just ideas and so is the concept of each of us. Give it a few hundred years it’ll be far more obvious that and we’re all just ideas and the thought of us having hopes and dreams will be abstract concepts to some future philosophers if they haven’t all drowned under a polar ice-cap or if they’re not too worried about being locked up in a Tory Gulag to give a shit. I think too much. Sleep, there’s an idea…

I’m saying I started confusing myself but that’s what we all do all the time, not necessarily this time in particular. I mean we all philosophise but in truth we get it in silence. At birth.

Some would disagree. Some would say  t birth you are fused with the reality of duality.

hmmmmmmmmm… okay, we are getting into dogma and details (concepts held by concepts) some of which are unlikely to be verified cos we can’t remember birth and babies can’t talk so we can’t ask one. And we are getting into semantics, words and the definitions of words, which all mean different things to different people in different contexts, specifically enlightenment. In my experience enlightenment seems to happen in degrees and undefined levels, it is not a super-power or a lightswitch that comes on and stays on but a dimmer switch that that flicks on but then has to be maintained and can always get infinitely brighter as you reveal more about the nature of reality to yourself. I have definitely been in mental states where I was more aware more of the time than I am now, but I also have had experiences in which my capacity for understanding was suddenly wider. But to what extent I could or would call any of those realisations, or awakenings, enlightenment I’m not sure cos it just sounds arrogant and that I fear puts people off describing their awakenings. And that is where humans mess up with descriptions and definitions, we create dogmas and then fight over semantics before we’ve even defined the terms we’re fighting over. One person will say he’s enlightened, the other will say he’s not, and they both actually agree with each other but have different definitions of enlightenment and didn’t clarify that before they got their factions to to arm themselves (for example.) I think our greatest teachers are probably also ****d up, narcissistic, arrogant, deceitful and selfish, but they do not indulge in selfishness. My most selfless acts have selfish intent, my arrogant side is proud of my humility, my arrogant side masks my lack of self esteem, I’m ashamed of how proud I am of my proudest moments and I’m proud of how ashamed I am of my arrogance. There is no escaping shadow for the best and brightest of us. Yet and still Lao Tzu has pre-empted every word I could say – the Tao that can be described in words is not the true Tao. I give up x
The Tao that can be described in words is not the true Tao?
Yeah, but Lao Tzu was just a concept with concepts…

More of a prosecco girl, myself

I’m trying to resist becoming infatuated with Charlotte Church but between her speech about sexism in the music industry and her Prosecco Socialist blog no woman that I haven’t met yet appears more deserving of my attention. So she’s got one up on all the women on Tinder at least. What follows is her latest blog. (Yes, Charlotte Church, who used to sing those songs your mum likes…)

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On Saturday I was one of 250 citizens who met at the Queens Street statue of Aneurin Bevan, to protest the Tories’ austerity measures, with the Cardiff People’s Assembly. Thankfully, it’s my democratic right to do so.

Whilst I was aware that my presence at the rally could attract the media, I’m sure that you’ll be shocked to hear that I didn’t do it for some self-aggrandising purpose. As I’ve stated in my previous piece, I have no wish to be trolled and abused. It would be much easier for me not to engage. I’m not promoting a record or a tv show. My only motivation for attending was to try to make a difference; to further political discourse in my community; to draw attention to a cause that is more than valid, it is vital.

Many people I know (myself included) received the news that the Tories had won…

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