Do I Blame David Cameron?

Do I BLAME David Cameron? I see a system that raises man-children, that argue in the House of Commons in such an immature way that, honestly, no teacher would allow their students to behave. Shouting over each other, trading insults instead of policies. If you study politics you study the history of nations robbing each other and the ruling classes exploiting the poor. They probably think that’s ‘normal’, traditional even. Do I know what it’s like to be raised as part of the ruling class? Programmed since birth to believe you were born to rule? No, I don’t know what it’s like. But I’m human so I look for reasons and sometimes we look for blame, even though – who am I to lay blame?

Let me share something that may alter your perception.

My brother went to a public school (ironic that private schools are called public schools). I did not (he was clever and older so he got some kinda scholarship that I was probably not going to get and when asked I didn’t mind at all, I didn’t want to grow up with posh kids. They weren’t all posh and some of them are my friends now.)
Me and my school friends went to school with rucksacks. Cos they were practical bags. My brother and his school friends HAD to take briefcases to school in the sixth form. Because they were being groomed to take briefcases to work. Not rucksacks. Not tool-boxes (but plumbers earn bare cash these days.) Briefcases.

That’s just one level of programming, who knows what else happens in Bullingdon Boys clubs and maybe understanding and empathy will turn to full on sympathy if the reason Jimmy Saville was friends with all those Tories is because there is another level of abuse going on. Do I blame Cameron. Actually yes. But more fool me really, there’s probably nothing to blame but an insidious system of archonic control that is less powerful than any one of us and alot less powerful than all of us together. I know that I don’t know what experiences Cameron or his Tories have had that has taught them to live like this, I know from inquiry into the nature of my own mind that blame is a pointless endeavour compared to finding solutions. But I know that science says time is an illusion too yet I perceive time. Sometimes what I know and what I feel just don’t come together in a logical way.

Kicking David Cameron out won’t make much difference if he’s replaced by another Tory. Getting Corbyn in would make a huge difference but the difference would be bigger with proportional representation of the vote.

I like to visualise a world where Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders are the rulers of the (hahaha) Free World (and don’t get assassinated by the military industrial complex, world bank and/or fossil fuel interests).

So yeah, if I had a David Cameron pinata I might kick it’s inanimate papier mache head in. But what’s that got to do with the price of oil? Trick question.

I still see the issue is education. Educating people about politics so they can’t get tricked into voting for posh English Nazis again, but perhaps more importantly educating people in the nature of the mind / reality? So I do what I can, write songs, write facebook posts, write blogs. I still get angry that people have their heads in the sand. But the more you know the madder you get, ignorance is bliss – maybe I’m just jealous. Save the children.

So yeah, I kinda do blame David Cameron, his policies are based on a lie and so dangerously close to Nazi Germany it would make patriotic Englishmen shiver if they knew or understood (apart from the neo-Nazis). But it’s probably not his fault, and the blame comes from both the projection of a psychological need for a simple answer and the simple convention of having a figure head for a political party. But he’s just one head of the Hydra, that’s groomed, abused, then controlled by richer men who make money from war, banking, and oil. Is there a way to stop all that?

Stop fighting other countries for resources we don’t need? Seriously. Yeah, war makes money in and of itself, bullets cost money and we pay for them (enjoy your tax returns.) But wars for oil? While the sea levels are rising. It’s dumb. It’s so dumb. If I was an alien, I’d be like – “you guys are dumb.”

So Saint Nikolai Tesla (discovered wireless free electricity {documented fact but it was suppressed}), Saint Elon Musk (promoted electric cars and named the company Tesla after Nikolai) and Saint Paul Stamets, (the guy with the 6 ways Mushrooms Can Save The World Ted Talk here) can all get a round of applause for aiming for a better world and actually presenting solutions to the current problem of blowing each other up for things we don’t need. And I’ma throw myself in there too, I can get a round of applause for bigging them up, but I won’t call myself Saint cos I ain’t that arrogant.

So yeah, I kinda do blame David Cameron, but it’s probably not his fault. I’m gonna assume he was groomed and abused (no amount of vodka would make me screw a pig.) Let’s talk solutions. But if we’re not building guillotines can we at least kick him out?

ps (alot of people do blame David Cameron…) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTD4wZTDZrQ

pps okay, I’m done with politics for now. I’m gonna bounce and watch Archer, wipe my 3rd eye clean of this pig-fukry. BUT I’m not done waffling cosmic for the weekend, trust me, watch this outter/inner space.

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oh yeah, the saints are marching in… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x5qyaXX3Zc

…the saints are marching in… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3FjUbQgCaA

…Paul muhfuggin Stamets is marchin in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI5frPV58tY

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I’m really done with politics for now. But if you’re not, if you’re in to conspiracy facts and want to win some arguments with some documented evidence, or if you just want to know what kinda effed up world you were born into – here it is. You’re welcome.

https://kpkevthepoet.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/are-we-really-governed-by-self-serving-megalomaniacs-and-tyrants-or-is-that-a-paranoid-conspiracy-theory/

 

 

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November 2014 – Jedis, bankers, politicians and shadow work

Prologue

Do not worry, by the end of this article I take responsibility for myself rather than pointing the finger at bankers and politicians, “the benefit of all” becomes the focus and priority. But it starts off angry, very angry. It was initially inspired by the revelation in England MPs are to escape expenses investigations after paperwork destroyed by Parliament and House of Commons authorities have destroyed all evidence of MPs expenses’ claims prior to 2010, meaning the end of official investigations into that scandal.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/11204405/MPs-to-escape-expenses-investigations-after-paperwork-destroyed-by-Parliament.html

I was vex (that’s caribbean slang for vexated – angry. I was extremely vexated. But as I say, inspired by Jamie Catto lectures and Balanced View talks I eventually chill out and take responsibility for my own shadow. I hope it is an inspiring, thought provoking journey and I hope that I am sharing for the benefit of all…

Remember, Remember the 5th of November 2014 – Jedis, bankers, politicians and shadow work

Your rulers are criminals. Thieves and liars. But for some reason you won’t see them on Jeremy Kyle getting told off for spending tax payers money and the BNP won’t be marching chanting about get these MPs out of our country, they’re spending tax payers money. No, the media has told you that immigrants and benefits scroungers are to blame for the financial crisis while the bankers and politicians continue to rob and steal. MPs and bankers should be arrested. I’m not pointing the finger of blame, I’m just stating that if you were following the law to the letter then bankers and MPs should be arrested. I don’t like the blame game at all to be honest, but if yer gonna point fingers at least point them in a sane direction.

You know what, it is not the fact that our politicians lie to us that makes me vibrate with anger. It is the fact that people are so easily manipulated into blaming the wrong people. Like Jeremy Kyle and the Daily Mail have ignorant bigots ready to fight asylum seekers for costing us a few million to save their lives but you don’t see them ready to fight bankers for costing a several million. In bonuses. To buy more I dunno, yachts? Islands? Bentleys? What do bankers buy? Not freedom from oppression in war-torn countries, that’s for sure.
What would make me happy though? Guillotines? Revolution? Gun-powder plots? None of the above really, peace, love and unity would make me happy. A complete overhaul of the current political system would make me happy, an overhaul so financial concerns can no longer be made more important than human rights.
But that is going to take more than changing a political party or changing a few laws, that is going to take a paradigm shift where the benefit of all is the goal of everyone, where politicians are expected to care instead of expected to lie. Where everyone is asking “how can we help each other?” Perhaps I should focus on where we should be going, but if people do not realise how fucked up the current situation is they are never going to have the motivation to change it, so no, I am not going to stop showing people how twisted, backward, selfish and inherently evil our current system is, and how our politicians are financed by corporations which have no agenda other than profit. Then, perhaps, then we can move forward to a system where the agenda is actually the benefit of all. It may sound like hippy crap but essentially isn’t every Government supposed to serve it’s citizens, but in effect, no Government does. They serve central banks and the wars and non-renewable resources that finance them.

According to some my most powerful spiritual teachers all this negativity is of great benefit. Personally some of my best music has been recorded in passionate response to these appearances, honest expression of the emotions that these perceptions create. Maybe the awkward feeling in my lower back is the feeling of my kidneys secreting the hormones I need to deal with this. Maybe I just need a massage. I have a selfish side, I have a greedy side, I have a side that is scared that it won’t have enough. Perhaps I should have more  compassion for the selfish, greedy and scared  aspects of these bankers and politicians. I get more angry because my shame at this side made me over-compensate in the past, running from situations that would make me money, failing to ask or demand that I get paid well for my work, refusing to accept benefits when I was entitled to. I made sacrifices and I suffered so that people would not ever call me selfish, or greedy. I lived undesirable lifestyles with career activists. People called me brave but I was always scared. A radio DJ called me a ‘local Bristol legend’ on air on a day when I didn’t know whose couch I would sleep on. Legendary status is not necessarily the same as “rich and famous” apparently. I do not think I am better than other people, that’s impossible, my self-esteem  issues actually mean that some days I think I am worse even though that’s not possible either.  I do not think that I am ‘more spiritual’. I am just more interested (and/or obsessed) with spirituality and in the modern western world that is basically a hindrance more than a help.  This is something that I am sometimes bitter about. So these bankers and politicians have done a better job at securing a better financial future for themselves and their families? By being less afraid of being seen as greedy or being seen as selfish? I’m still afraid. I’m writing this now scared that I will be misunderstood, “everybody’s going to think this is my disclaimer for selling out”, ot “this is what Anakin says before he goes dark-side and slaughters the younglings isn’t it?” No, I am who I am, I’m not about to turn to the dark side. But I’m not about to run from it either. This is more Luke in the cave on Dagobah, you chop off the head of the Dark Lord and you see your own face. Perhaps we’d all learn more about each other if we learned more about ourselves.

Do not get me wrong. I would still like to smash things occasionally. But I have been in riots and it is in my character to want neither policemen nor the general public to get their heads kicked in. Sometimes I want the bankers and politicians to pay. But the way I want them to pay changes when I remember they are someone’s son or daughter and may be someone’s parent.  I want what I think deep down we all want, I want everybody to be happy.  It’s impossible, ups and downs are gonna happen. But with all the ups and downs that are inevitable it seems unnecessary that selfishness, greed and fear of lack should lead to more downs for some and more money for others.

I don’t think we necessarily have to change the hearts and minds of our politicians. I think we have to change the hearts and minds of our whole society, and inspire the next generation to change politics. But that does not mean to hand over all the responsibility. So perhaps we must all lead by example and change ourselves. And perhaps music is not such a waste of time just cos it’s not making much money, not if it’s changing hearts and minds.  Perhaps I’m not the failure I sometimes tell myself I am. Now I am looking my shadow in the face. Perhaps this is an exercise that should be done in private. Perhaps sharing is part of the process of changing hearts and minds. Perhaps sharing is part of the process of facing fear of judgment. Perhaps sharing is just my preference and I am indulging in my strengths, gifts and talents. Perhaps sharing is just indulging in my ego. NOW I am looking my shadow in the face. Am I? What else is hiding under there?

I used to rebel against the system, I used to rebel against my parents. Now I want to rebel against my own pre-conceptions of what it means, or meant, to be ‘me’.

So be it. Jedi. I wish to look my shadow in the eye and forgive it. Just this once, let me see you with my own eyes.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/11204405/MPs-to-escape-expenses-investigations-after-paperwork-destroyed-by-Parliament.html

Remember, Remember the 5th of November…

Just sharing some music and trying to find solutions to this economic, political mess we appear to be in… 😉

This is inspired by Russell Brand advocating ‘egalitarian socialist utopia’ during his interview with Jeremy Paxman and the subsequent backlash from members of the Truth Movement and people who have lived through socialist regimes rather than utopias, also inspired by the movie and comic-book ‘V for Vendetta’, the Anonymous movement and the fact that I have two songs on soundcloud which were both also inspired by all of the above (and they’re amazing). The Anonymous movement have apparently anonymously decided to instigate a million mask march on the Houses of Parliament on November the 5th. {Edit: Actually worldwide} That’s tomorrow at the time of posting. What follows is mainly edited from conversations I was having online with like-minded philosophers.

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Communism on paper and communism in practice are two very different things…

Communism on paper is “everybody sharing” but in practice is “government is stealing”. I’d be down with Russell Brand’s Socialist Egalitarian Utopia but they tend to turn in to dictatorship dystopias, which I’m not down with. Communist theory seems fine in theory but in practice it tends to be manipulated by governments to have absolute totalitarian control. There has to be a happy medium between absolute corporate control and absolute governmental control but I have no idea what that is because the powers that be have only let one of the two extremes succeed in the past so we cannot even imagine what other systems might look like, like a truly representational democracy or a society without money etc. I guess I have witnessed other systems on small scales, sustainable communities, Rainbow Gatherings {Rainbow Gatherings are temporary intentional communities like mini festivals with no money-trading allowed on site, food is bought off site and then served in two big ‘food circles’, preceded by singing ‘Rainbow Songs’ usually about being one with nature etc. They’re great.} etc but imagining a completely different political system or even voting system is difficult because we are trained from birth to believe that we are the pinnacle of evolution and therefore our current system is the very best. The ancient Greeks had a more representational system of democracy if I remember correctly (did they invent the system?) and I know very little about the communist systems in South and Central America, but hopefully you get my point.

Brand’s idea was something along the lines of “don’t ask me to come up with a new political system sat here in this hotel room Jeremy” or words to that effect…   But he did also say to tax the corporations heavily however that has been countered by arguments from people who have lived through communist regimes and seen corporations, companies and then even family businesses get basically stolen from them by the government. I think if a political change is gonna work it has to change from the bottom up, with a cap on how much a politician can earn, a cap on how much a corporation can contribute to a party’s election campaign (basically how much a corporation can pay a politician) and it has to be implemented by nicer people than the psychotic sociopathic war mongering posh boys (there is nothing wrong with being posh) who we currently have to choose from. Cue revolution? Hopefully information is spreading fast enough that by the time our kids are voting a sufficient proportion of the population will start living life differently, whatever that looks like, without the need for bloody revolution. I hope I’m somewhere warmer and saner by that time, if or when it comes to that.

Now, let’s not skim over a couple of facts here. V, the main character in V for Vendetta had some good ideas in his fictional world and had some serious villainy to contend with but he was also a homicidal maniac who imprisoned and tortured a woman to teach her a lesson (which she appreciated, but still.) Would it be worse if he had tortured a man? Good question, but off topic. And Guy Fawkes, he was trying to lead a revolution but he was trying to, well, we all know what he was trying to do. What I’m saying is both V and Guy Fawkes were violent. For the record I’m a pacifist (but I’m a human being, pacifism is a policy, not a rule). However the research that I have done in the power of intention (see Lynne McTaggart’s book ‘The Field’ for the very best collection of scientific validations I’ve come across thus far) has given me enough faith in the power of consciousness now that I truly believe that more people meditating for peace will change the world in a more productive way faster and more efficiently than more people rioting. However that does not mean that I advocate doing nothing, people need to know what we perceive as wrong before we can make it right, information has to spread. And those who know that what they do is harming others for profit will have to stop when enough people are aware. But protesting is not rioting. Regarding violence I could say “we’re all one” and David Cameron is just another human being doing what he thinks best etc etc and a bunch of other hippy, Buddhist or even Christian values to counter the ‘Slaughter the bastards’ philosophy but A I don’t think that’s necessary and B I’m not sure which parts I actually believe in these days. Maybe I’m not spiritual after all, maybe I’m just squeamish.

Going off on tangent thoughts of Christians slaughtering millions of people in the names of Christ and thousands of Tibetan buddhists being killed by China’s communist regime. Now there’s alot to think about when put in the context of all of the above. Suffice to say, I am not a fan of violence but I am also bored of letting the bastards get away with it. And as much as people wait too long to iron out the details before they implement change there is no point chaning unless it is for the better, and regardless of hippy waffle and/or spiritual new age business a society that sees the welfare, happiness and well-being of each individual as the end goal- not a spiritual ideal, a practical and a real one – instead of a society built on the notion that the financial profit of each individual in competition with others is preferable to me. And society’s that engage in murder for profit, let alone the neglect of environment and individual happiness, have lasted far too long while starting illegal wars for profit, breaking international human rights conventions and generally being bastards. I know lots of lovely people. But politicians tend to be selfish and greedy. Maybe it’s merely an aspect of reality that power is gained by those who seek power and those tha seek power are selfish and greedy. But maybe as an evolutionary imperative the next generation will yield some born leaders who are not selfish, greedy and psychotic.

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Here are some wise words from some wise friends on the subject…

“Jacque Fresco’s idea of a marxist based society that doesn’t have a government, and uses advanced technology that cannot be hacked as the medium to tally what it is humanity wants is an interesting idea…. But then Skynet.” (I laughed out loud.)

“The problem is that a system with representatives will always end up giving those reps actual power and then it will begin to attract people who want power …a system with full self-representation…ends up being dominated by the most articulate, charismatic and well-educated people .. so privilege remains in control.”

“Someone once called communism the greatest idea never to have been tried out in the history of humankind. Sounds bout right”

and finally

“I try not to use words like communism I prefer to use the term ‘work together’ . Coz that is the actual thing we want – communism is the equivalent of religion as opposed to spirituality.”

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Meanwhile, here’s some music I made in the hope that it might change some hearts and minds, available to download for free at least until after November 5th. Remember remember the 5th of November! 😉

FREEDOM is a Dub tune produced by Reuben ‘Delta Dub’ Grant all about how we have more freedom than most in the West so perhaps we should use it to shine our light, show our creativity and inform people about people who have less freedom than we do.

PROBLEM / SOLUTION is a Spoken-Word ambient epic with soulful harmonies beautifully produced by King Slim

and just cos I’m judging myself for being self-obsessed here’s another tune by somebody else. It’s amazing.

T’nah Apex, the female MC in the Pro-Era crew (same crew as Joey Bada$$ and the late great Capital Steez) with a beautiful singing voice, epic rap flows and spiritual lyrics on a genre-defying beat. The song’s called XYXX

https://soundcloud.com/proeraradio/tnah-apex-xyxx-feat-chelsea

What IS the point of voting?

What is the point of voting? What happened at the last election? Really?

There were 45,597,461 registered voters on the UK Parliamentary register for 2010 general elections.

There were 29,991,471 ballots returned by the close of poll, including those postal votes which were rejected before the count and those ballots which were rejected at the count. This information is in the ‘Administrative data’ spreadsheet on the Electoral Commission website.

The table below shows the total votes that were cast for each party.

Party Seats 2010         Votes 2010
Con 306                        10,703,654
Lab 258                           8,606,517
LD 57                               6,836,248

What is the point of voting? I am not making a statement, I am asking a question.

Now, if you need any clarification of the point that Russell Brand was making, here’s my own personal reflection based on experience. In the 1990s Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party. The Labour Party was a left-wing socialist party back then. They had strong links with trade unions and were seen as the party to that looked out for the ‘little guy’. When Tony Blair took over it became ‘New Labour’. We were told by the complicit media that New Labour was ‘centre-left’. History has taught us different. New Labour got busy privatising things, Tony Blair gave praise to Margaret Thatcher, and everybody got sick of Tony Blair. Who last I heard since he left office Tony Blair was getting paid 1.2 million a year as a consultant for JP Morgan. Politicians should perhaps not be allowed to work for international banks after they leave office, he may have been asked to do things in office for his 1.2 million a year that he got when he left.

So the choices we were left with was the right-wing Conservative Party or… the right-wing Labour Party. Much point voting? Well there was still the Liberal Democrats, but the Lib Dems have now had their head so far up David Cameron’s… you get my point, the Lib Dems are pretty much the Conservative Party now.

So, what is the point of voting?

45 million registered voters. 29 million ballots returned.
So next time, really, will it make more sense to no vote at all? Or will it make more sense to spoil your ballot to make a point? Tick ‘none of the above’ as in the movie ‘Brewsters Millions’? Or vote for the Green Party and pray they know as much about budgets, education and fixing roads as they do about endangered species?

Got any answers?

 

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