Dog Poet Transmitting.......
The sad tragedy of Materialism is that it always ends in disorder or ruin and because it is greed and acquisition driven, one can see that sooner or later very few people wind up with all the money and resources and very many people wind up with next to nothing and most of those, the ones who don't fall by the wayside, are trapped on hamster wheels and stressed to the limits of their endurance. These few whose single minded pursuit of the goods and fortunes of others are all about control and contempt and they pay certain companies well to polish and defend their image while behaving like vampires and werewolves except that you are likely to encounter a bit more compassion from the vampires and werewolves.
The material world is made into a fairy dusted realm of possibilities for all and the myth is perpetuated by those who own the currency presses that provide them with unlimited resources to buy all of the information producing industries so that they control what people see and hear and believe to be true and which is not true at all. They mix up the desire features with the fear features and the fantasy features and you got a world that it is hard to feel comfortable in but you are told that is possible if you work hard and do the right thing. Quite the opposite is true because the mostly, truly, materially successful are most usually criminals who have jockeyed their way into positions of power where their crimes are no longer punished because the laws don't apply to them. They own the courts and the legal system. We saw this clearly during the bailouts and the monumental frauds that took place. We saw this in the Israeli orchestrated attacks on 9/11. Most people don't realize how many records and financial data; how many strategic agencies and detailed investigations were wiped out on that day. The costs of the attacks were huge. It changed the world as we know it and not in a good way and the people who profited the most from it were the ones who did it. There have been a number of 'crimes of the century' and this was one of them. This was probably the most significant of them because it changed the world we live in and the ones who carried out these attacks, then created Homeland Security and the NSA replication, the TSA and all those wars on countries that had nothing to do with it but who stood in the way of the imperial dreams of the country who did engineer 9/11 and who is supposed to be the best friend of the country they did it to. The ironies abound.
Behind all of these obscenities and profanities reside The Satanic, International Bankers. If you are on the right side of their agenda, you share in the spoils of all those assets stolen from the wider public. It depends on your level of importance, however much you reap ...and your level of importance is determined by what you are willing to do to rise to that level. This is how the psychopaths, like the cream, rise to the top, only it hardly resembles cream when it arrives.
Materialism feeds on spirituality. It feeds on the higher qualities and ones moral sense. It feeds on every good and decent thing and turns them into the same substance that your food turns into once the necessary things have been removed. Materialism moves inexorably from function, to dysfunction, to raving insanity. It moves from order into disorder. It move from a promise of impossible freedom to ubiquitous tyranny. It does it in stages and the human mind never contemplates what passes from point A to point Z. It never thinks more than a few moves ahead and this is how all the horrors that come to pass, come to pass. It doesn't move from light into darkness in a single bound. It goes there in increments. It moves through ever deeper shades of shadow until it is black as a moonless night and you never get how it is that you got there.
In this world are groups of people committed to taking as many others into perdition with them as possible. Some of them are consciously employed at this and some of them are unconsciously employed and being manipulated by those who are consciously employed. It can be very hard to understand why things are the way they are. The reason for this is because we, as mortals coming and going in limited time sequences have little idea of the big picture. We come and go and come and go and take no recall of previous residencies with us. All we have is what we made of ourselves in these comings and goings. The measureless panorama of existence is divided into days and nights of Brahma, which are demarcated into a Kalpa each, which are segmented into Yugas, at least during the day of Brahma. It's complicated. Here's a small taste of how it goes. There's no guarantee that this is completely accurate. It doesn't matter, it is beyond our comprehension no matter how it sorts out. The important feature to keep in mind is that there are times of greater light and greater shadow and we are in a time of greater shadow and that accounts for everything that is going on and why most people don't get what is going on but... a time of greater light is approaching.
You can visualize the reasons for this by thinking of life as a massive apartment like structure with viewing decks from every floor. Some floors are near the ground level and some are up near where the clouds live and the view varies all along the way. The people on the upper floors see things that are not possible for those on the lower floors to see and each floor builds its idea of reality around what they see from the viewing deck of their level. When people from different floors talk about what they see, it comes into conflict with each other. They are not all seeing the same thing. People argue about these perspectives but seldom convince each other. People see what they see and they identify their world accordingly. You only see what it is possible for you to see. There's no point in arguing with anyone.
There are elevators in this apartment structure and that is a saving grace and certain disciplines cause the elevator to power on and move up the floors to different levels and viewing stations. There are also stairwells with windows on every landing. I think you get the idea. This is rather crudely explained but is should be sufficient. You can also think of it as like a video game that is stocked with many levels and you have to accomplish certain actions in order to move from one level to the next. There are challenges and things that are hidden which must be uncovered. It becomes increasingly difficult to move up as you get to the final levels. I've done some of this in the past. One game I remember took me months to beat. I don't play video games anymore. Like everything else with me, there is a time limit on all of it and the savor gets lost and the thrill is gone.
As hard as it is for me to say it, life is a game or... let us say it is like a game and you should play to win or not play at all and the nature of the game is defined by what you are after. There is an old scriptural phrase that says, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” What you are after defines the road that you are on. “Someone once said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” One could substitute 'admiration' and even 'devotion' for flattery.
When you have written several thousand of these postings, you cover a lot of ground. Commentary becomes anecdotal, objective, subjective, shapes in broad strokes and shapes in detail. Sometimes it goes one way and sometimes it goes another and sometimes it stays in particular slots, on particular tracks that some might say go on for too long. At no time have we pleased everyone here and there has never been the intention of doing so. If you don't like what you are finding at any point in time you can always go back a few years and maybe you will find what you are looking for. For all we know, whatever was meant to be said to you has already been said (grin).
We know now that the Paris attacks were another putup job. They're all putup jobs and they are all done by the same people. If there were no higher authority, it would be far worse than it already is. Given that there is not only a higher authority but an interpenetrating authority that also made everything out of its own substance, one can readily presume, should one believe this to be true (and physics proves it) that we are living in a scripted movie. Movies and dreams are very similar and any enduring philosopher who was at all concerned with the truth knows and has said that life is a dream. It is a web spun into being by the weaver and it entraps the hearts and mind of everyone who puts their faith in it. That is its job. Everything that makes and maintains and destroys the structure of fabrication that we live in and move through has a job to do. You may like one end of it a lot less than another but it is what it is. Your world is built around what you like and don't like. You have named everything in it and if someone named it before you and you assumed the name and meaning given, then it is yours also.
We live in a world of accommodations. If we don't accommodate then we are outcasts. There's arguments that can be made for either and it still depends on what you are after. You can't find the same things in both places. For some, the possibilities of having the same things over and over is all they are after and they get that. They get every permutation of all the relationships that happen in the entire dynamic. Sometimes they are giving it out and sometimes they are taking it in. This world repeats itself over and over again. The objects and environments, as well as the fashions and music and all the embellishments and particulars, change routinely ...but the dance that goes on here doesn't change. Some people tire of it and some don't. Suffering can be hard and many of us feel we get more than our share more often than we like but there are many positive aspects to suffering and depending on your objective and what you are after determines the value of your suffering and the quality of your life; compared to what?