To Revolt or Not to Revolt?

KS Counselor:

A VERY important message.

Originally posted on Lex Solo's Political Rantings:

*This post was originally posted in Operation Pakistan (make sure to check out that blog)*

I’m reaching a point in life in which reality does not match what I believe and even what I see could be both true and false at the same time. Humanity is reaching a point that disgusts me to my very core.

I see people dying on the streets and the media telling me everyone is perfectly fine and living happily. I see governments bombing others with the excuse of self-defense, yet when you look at the “terrorist” that attacked first, you realize how insignificant his attack was to justify such a reaction. Then, I see Presidents preaching about justice, equality and human rights, and they’re the first ones to turn a blind-eye at the massive genocides they’ve helped perpetrate in order to protect their “interests”. I see people being oppressed by dictatorships and living…

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Keep quiet and accept the status quo…

or not. Those who are rebelling are basically saying we won’t accept the status quo; we will not keep quiet. If they did, everything would be great and the governments (controlled by the elite) would be just happy and satisfied. Why can’t everyone just be like the rest of us civilized folk and go to work, pay bills and taxes and keep the rich, rich? I mean, come on, life would be quiet (no revolutions or protests), there would be no need for cops to arrest people for looking “suspicious” and things could go on as they always have. Come on people, why can’t we all just get on board and be domesticated robots?

Because we shouldn’t! That’s why.

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Get All The Facts

I’m sorry, but I must say that the assault on Gaza is a crime. I am not taking sides here as far as I hate one side or another, but I call it like I see it and this assault on Gaza is WRONG! We do not have all the facts and when the media only gives one side, you know this is wrong. There are always two sides to a story and our media won’t give us both sides. Please take a look at The Real News Network to get both sides.

It really doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the attack on Gaza is simply out of order. We are beginning to hear from Hamas leaders and The Real News interviewed one such that I tweeted but you can look it up for yourself. The interviewers press Hamas to state whether or not they want to coexist with and recognize Israel as a state. They cannot give a direct answer but they essentially say yes without the Israeli occupation. I can certainly understand this. I can appreciate a people who want to be a self-determining people and we are seeing this in various parts of the world. They do not want to be like us in America and other “democratic” countries in which they live as slaves. Please inform yourself of the truth and try to understand what it would be like to live in such a way. Think about our Native Peoples of America who fought back against the force of the American government who would have them live as “whites” when they did not want to do so. What’s wrong with that? Maybe it just seems too simple to me, but in America we know nothing different. We do not know true freedom, so how would we know what it feels like from the other side? We can’t. I hate the civilian casualties in the process and I hope it ends soon, but I can respect a people who resist in order to remain a free peoples.

“Peace is supposed to be a real peace, not an imposed peace by accepting to give up your rights, and live as a slave under the control of others.”

-Usamah Hamdan
Director of International Relations, Hamas, in an interview with The Real News Network

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Quote of the Day

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

― Oscar Wilde

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Discovering Ourselves

Originally posted on Lex Solo's Political Rantings:

You get up early in the morning, rush through your breakfast and then head off for your mundane 9-5 job for the whole week; on weekends you either spend the time with your family or become a couch potato and then once a year you probably go on vacations. This is the mechanic lifestyle almost 99% of humans lead today. Where is the creativity? Where is the reaching out to expand your consciousness? Where is the part when you look around yourself and admire the beauty of this world? We have all become sheep, mindlessly following each other, not thinking for a second if it is even worth it.

Yes we need money but this doesn’t mean that we have to sell our soul, our life and our creativity to earn it.

Allow me to quote Dr. Iqbal (Early 20th century philosopher)

Life is higher than the calculation of profit…

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Quote of the Day

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
Jim Morrison

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Be Good At It

Originally posted on Idiot Writing:

In the center of the soul comes forth the vibration.

It leads us into the places and moments we need to be to understand and acknowledge a force that moves through us all.

In between all our thoughts, ideas, habits, dreams, relationship – everything that sculpts us and makes us who we are – there is a web that connects these all to form who we are in that moment.

Who we are in THAT MOMENT is where we will take our queue. It is not a fact that emanates from the mind of a poet, but a nuance, an infinitesimal culmination – a small part of a journey to understanding oneself – ones society and the universe in which we drift.

A fleeting momentary perception of all that has come together to form the space we ponder in.

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Finding Meaning as an INFJ

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Wow, where do I start. How do you find meaning, as an INFJ? I can only speak to my own journey. While I won’t give everything away, I will say that time, life experience, and adversity thrust me in that direction. I won’t lie, living in this chaotic world is hard for an Idealist. It is a struggle, sometimes daily, to find something good in which to believe. That is why writing is very important to me. I can express my ideals much better that way. For me, my meaning in life is knowing that I have either advocated and spoken up for those who have no voice, enlightened someone to truth (although I know that can be relative. All I can do is present it; it is not my job to make people see anything my way. They must take it and make their own path), or helped someone in the most simplest of ways (I feel this way about nature and animals as well).

My true passion is in bringing awareness and pointing someone in the right direction, or being an empathetic, listening ear. Of course, I feel best when I see someone’s needs fulfilled. I am often disappointed when I do not see change for the better, either in someone’s life or in the world. More times than not, I am disappointed but the drive is still in me to continue on and work for a better world. I am not an activist in the sense of protesting. I like to do things much more subtly, such as through writing or acts of quiet, civil disobedience.

As an INFJ or anyone who wishes to see truth and change in the world, finding meaning can be difficult. Our world is currently in a state of restlessness, and I am afraid to say, things will get worse before they get better. I do hope, one day, they will get better.

I do not know if I have or will make a difference in the world. I can only leave a legacy through my actions and writings and hope that one day someone will be better for it. As for myself, I too seek self-actualization in hopes of growing closer to the truth. None of us is exempt from it. It is the only way to find meaning.

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”
-Tolstoy

To find meaning and purpose is not to “find the meaning of life” but to unearth who you are and use that to serve humanity. If the focus is outward, we will wander about aimlessly forever. When the focus shifts inward, then we are on the path to enlightenment.

Meaning is different to different people. It’s not one thing or another; it is much more complex than that and yet it is simple.

“For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.”
-
Viktor E. Frankl

Final Thoughts: Be open, seek truth, face reality, be honest with yourself. Welcome adversity and love. Meaning may be closer than you think.

 

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Be a Critical Thinker

Originally posted on Fine words do not produce food:

This morning I switched on the news, as I often do in the mornings, and I found myself particularly annoyed.

I’ve been talking about this with my baby brother a lot. He and I both took sociology at A-level, so sometimes when we’re talking about things that go in society we get to analysing them through a sociological lens (he’s really growing up).

Anywho, there I was watching the news when it began. Not ten minutes in to watching- and I found myself being informed of the terrorist threat. (If you follow me on twitter- you may have already seen my initial response to this.)

This post advocates being a critical thinker, and also reading your news rather than watching it.

I think a lot of people don’t think about the fact that even the news & media outlets have their own agendas, and sometimes (despite all the…

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More or Less?

I look at the news (and no I don’t buy into much of what we are told as truth but it still tells me a lot about our world) and I see control everywhere. Thoreau said “That government is best which governs least.” Do you agree? Everywhere you look, we are under control. Stop signs, stop lights, no trespassing, FAA, NDAA, Patriot Act, body scan before boarding a flight, paying for electricity, paying for water, paying for internet (and being watched while on it, not to mention everywhere we go), clocking in at work, being told when to go for lunch break, clocking out of work, speed limit, drug laws, boating laws, forced schooling, land takeover, closed borders, cameras everywhere, forced taxation, forced labor to pay for crap, eat this/don’t eat that, and the list just goes on and on and on… Some would say we need laws to keep people in line, but it seems the more the reigns are tightened, the more people will struggle to break free. That is evident in a world of the small few that are slowly becoming sick and tired of the elite takeover and the few are rebelling. Must the elite and our governments domesticate and standardize everything and everyone?

For the majority (especially in America), I think they like their reigns. I for one think I can govern myself.

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