No More Politicians

Politicians are useless.

Of course, many people have felt that way throughout history, but today in the communication age politicians are actually, physically useless because they’re outdated.

We needed politicians at a time when the capitol and the cornfield were far apart. For the citizen to have any say on their government’s policy, they would need to send “one of their own” to peruse and defend their interests. Now that the internet has connected nearly everyone in “the first world,” the idea of one opinionated person as a representative of a populous is ludicrous, a blatant adherence to the millennium-long traditions of corruption and genocide of the elite and powerful.

What simply cannot be overstated is there is no “best interest” for everyone. We are a collection of individual human beings with differences of opinions on social topics, and more importantly, widely varied ways we choose to participate in commerce in order to provide for ourselves and our families. Every one of us comes from a unique background, and never before has someone experienced every thought, emotion, trauma and joy of their constituents. No human being can possibly understand and employ the position of a large group of people.

Thankfully, we have the ability today to instantaneously share information through the internet. Every single one of us could feasibly represent ourselves in the process of governing. It’s not a far fetched suggestion technologically. We play video games with partners on the other side of the world. We trade commodities in real time on foreign exchanges. Our military flies unmanned vehicles across the skies from data centers thousands of miles away. Our proxies are highly capable of operating with remote data that we control through the internet.

When I have this discussion with people, I receive the same response every time: yes that absolutely makes sense, but it will never happen

Ask yourself why. Is it because the technology is unreliable or insecure? Is it because access to the internet and online voting isn’t widespread enough for the system to work?

The technology is absolutely feasible. And more people have access to the internet than clean water. Compare the penetration of internet access in the US to the percentage of people who vote in national elections. Uh huh.

In a future where each individual actually has a voice in politics, it would be much more challenging and costly for the powerful and elite to steal your money, poison your food and our atmosphere, and indenture the population into a no-sum game of working for corporations and accruing debt in an effort to live a reasonable and comfortable life.

Nobody needs a politician except the corruptors. 

How about we vote on everything ourselves?

What I Love About The Name “The Isness”

The refers to something definite, a concrete manifestation with a beginning and end. This is an unavoidably human way of thinking. We cannot fathom something that is shapeless or indefinite; it’s just not in the vocabulary of our 3-dimensional existence. Everything must have a name, and as soon as we give something a name it no longer is a shapeless and indefinite, it becomes fixed in our comprehension. Something that has a beginning and an end. Now that it has a name and a human rationalization, we can call it “the” thus referring to the specific thing. It is no longer an active part of the whole of the universe — it has been broken off into its own part.

Isness refers to existence, which is to say, everything. More than any living organism in the universe could possibly comprehend, beyond the prison of human language or thought, the Isness just… is. This is the exact duality we face every day in our lives as humans: we live inside a paradox. Though it is beyond definition, the Isness does have a modus operandi, and we exist within these parameters. The laws of physics provide the most obvious example of this is action. Yet we cannot define the Isness, and even our brightest thinkers toil with an understanding of the fabric of reality that governs our lives and literally makes up every cell in your body. There is so much that science has yet to discover. What I strive to explore is the practical science of thought, energy, and spirit: where the human world intersects with the fabric of reality we cannot see. Most of us are unaware we live inside of it at all.

I first heard the term “Isness” from The Storyteller, who may or may not be a channeled spirit, but whose words and thoughts are some of the most powerful and poignant I have ever heard.

Expand The World

Woke up this morning feeling like I’m doing it wrong.

I aspire to so much - writing, music-making, meditation, exercise, learning & advancing on my video skills, volunteering, training my dog…

Yet in the world I inhabit today it’s just so difficult to find time for any of those things, much less all of them at the same time. I wake up and the day just goes. Things need to be done, questions need to be answered, basic needs have to get met. The things that I am passionate about seem to come second.

The answer to my dilemma is clear: change the world you inhabit.

Stop trying to find room for your passions inside a crammed life. Work and responsibility can feel like the walls of a room. And when work and the inhuman currencies of society are all that you are dedicating your day to, those walls can feel very small. You’re essentially living inside a tiny studio apartment. Which is very economical, except that a studio apartment can’t fit much stuff.

So the logical step is to expand the world

No time for exercize? Adding space for it in my life means breaking down a wall. Now I’ve got a 2 room apartment. 

Meditation? Writing & playing music? Volunteering in the community? It’s going to take a mansion.

How can I possibly make room for a mansion when I have been living in a tiny studio apartment all these years?

(rhetorical question - If I knew an answer, I’d already by living in a mansion)

Time to start a new routine. Every morning I’m going to write. Very first thing I do. Well, maybe I’ll put on clothes and then go to the bathroom first. But then I’ll write.

And then I’ll exercise. 

And then I’ll start the day that I typically have. 

Every day I’m going to do this. Hold me to it.

Over time, there will be more room in my routine for other critical pieces like meditation and playing music.

Today I’m going to start by knocking down 2 walls and practicing this routine every day.

I’m never going back to that studio apartment ever again.