Social Change

Lessons From Lord of The Rings


Be Proud To Be Loud

Don’t just use your art to get attention and fame.

Wield it as the most powerful weapon there is,

To fight back against a corrupt system.

Be proud.

Proud to be loud!

Never let anyone silence your voice.


Depression, A Modern Disease.

The medical industry estimates that one in two Americans will get Depression in their lifetime. Depression itself is treated as a disease, an unavoidable condition that requires medication and therapy. I’m not making light of the issue. Having experienced it myself, I know that its a serious and debilitating problem that hampers the life of many people. Yet what isn’t discussed is that depression itself is often  a consequence of modern living. This isn’t to say that people in the past didn’t get depressed. But my theory is that more people experience it now than ever. 

Lets look at the factors that contribute to depression.

1. Isolation

2. A lack of exercise

3. A lack of healthy eating

4. A lack of sleep

5. Stress

6. A lack of Vitamin D from sunshine

7. Drugs and alcohol.

 In the past, when people lived off the land, they got more exercise, more sunshine, ate pure food that didn’t contain hormones and harmful chemicals – and due to a healthy amount of exercise – probably were less stressed. Also, for most of history, people have lived in extended families and relied on a tight knit community for their day to day survival. Today, people either live in nuclear families (which are a modern construction) or alone. Also, in the past, living off the land meant a greater connection to nature.

There is a spiritual flow to all things and we are all part of a shared spiritual energy. The Indians call the shared God within us Krishna and the Chinese call the shared Energy Chi. Cutting ourselves away from that energy is going to create a spiritual isolation and death. Depression certainly has a neurological component, but it also has a spiritual one too. Part of depression, is the spiritual death many people in the modern world experience as a consequence of living material lives and abiding by synthetic values.


So It Begins. Cyber Crime Is Now an Act of “Terrorism”

Why did I post this video you may ask? It has nothing to do with the environment, paganism, or metal? This video is  important because it shows the fragile state of our liberty, that our liberty is slipping between our fingers as we speak. Business and government are working quickly to form laws to crush dissent. If we want to protest and fight for environmental rights, we may get arrested for doing so in the near future.

SOPA and PIPA were just the beginning of a wave of concentrated government efforts to crush the liberty of the internet. A majority of the news corporations in America are owned by a mere 6 companies. Yet the internet is the final frontier. The internet has been a tool for revolution against tyranny in many places in the world. Protesting something like the criminal destruction of the environment is dangerous for big businesses that profit off of this destruction. If a company decides that an environmental protest is not good for their business interests, they could say  that a protester is threatening their welfare and property rights.

Our liberty is being bought and sold, in the name of fighting terrorism and protecting liberty. Pretty soon “liberty” will be the right to agree with a corporation.


Get Out of My Sex Life Before I Throw You Out

So, the other day I was having some phenomenal sex when I heard a noise outside of my window. When I got up to see what it was, lo and behold it was the religious right! Ah fuck, not this shit again! They’re worse than bed bugs, I swear.

They were enjoying invading my sex life so much that they even brought some popcorn to the occasion and Uncle Sam along side them.

They could be off doing something important with all their power and influence – like dealing with the economy, the war in Afghanistan, the coming energy crisis, world hunger, you know…IMPORTANT THINGS!

So why are they here ladies?

Why are these religious scum bags so interested in switching the national debate to our sex lives?

Here’s the answer:

These guys are lame performers, about as lame as their limp dicks they can’t get up anyways.

Their own sex lives are so boring – or I should say non existent – that they have to come and rain shit on the party for everyone.

Their performance as rulers is just about as lame as their performance in the bedroom. Rome is an empire that lasted almost a thousand years. Yet after the Christian Fundamentalists took power, the whole system collapsed in less than 80 years.

Along with burning the Library of Alexandria, they also castrated the penis’s off of the statues of Roman Gods. This shit is so crazy that you can’t make it up. Did they have penis envy?

These Wackos released a mad house of terrors unprecedented in the Pagan World, a cultural castration in the deepest sense of the word.

Their lame performance didn’t stop with the destruction of Rome. The Christian Right destroyed every system they came across. Under their rule, most of Western Europe remained in a Dark Age of ignorance, violence, and disease for about a thousand years: Witch hunts, mass extermination of the Jews, inquisitions, these were all par for the course under Christian Domination.

In 1900, Christian Evangelicals had spread their reach to the rest of the world. Were the results a heaven on Earth? No, more like two world wars, a holocaust, and a whole sale slaughter of natural life on the planet.

Are we going to let these assholes run the show any longer ladies? Are we going to let these limp dicks tell us what we can and cannot do with our bodies and sex lives?

Fuck No!

We need to tell these guys that the peep show is over. We need to put on our steel toed boots, and kick these guys out of our bedrooms by the balls.

The religious right thought that they threw The Goddess out of her temple long ago, but little do they know that she is making a come back, and she is not happy about the mess that these guys have created. She’s going to have to strap on a hard dildo of retribution and fuck these guys up the ass, like so many people they’ve fucked throughout the ages.

Based on the fact that National Head of the Evangelical Association had a dick up his ass and liked it last year, these guys will probably cum all over the floor and beg the Goddess for more.


World Peace

With current peace keeping efforts around the world, soon enough there will be no one left to make a sound.


American Values

Blood. The currency of the 21st century.

If God is using America to spread values of Christianity and Democracy around the globe…

Is this one of God’s Angels?

Christian Values: Bringing you rape, genocide, murder, torture, and holy war since 395 AD

Which one of these has fucked more people over?


A Plan B for the World

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As humans, we are our own greatest predator.

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The world’s population is growing.

80 million people are added each year.

215 million women around the globe have no access to birth control. Anthropologists who live among these women say, “they live in fear of their next pregnancy.”

Resources are shrinking.

Soil erosion, deforestation, and factory farms are turning the world’s grasslands and forests into deserts.

The cost of food world wide tripled in 2007 and 2008.

Water levels are decreasing.

Global warming as well as poor farming methods are depleting levels of water around the globe.

We’re riding of the rails of a crazy train and the conductor is pressing his foot to the accelerator.

With an exploding population

Mounting poverty world wide

Decreases in the available food and water world wide,

Damage to the world that sustains us

The future outlook is not good

We need a plan B for the world!

A Four Part, Plan B for the World

Lester Brown’s Plan B, from his book, World on the Edge

Spirit of the air, ancient one of the east, give me the knowledge, to purify my world

Spirit of the flame, ancient one of the south, give me power over my own body, and my own sexuality 

Spirit of water, ancient one of the west, let your dream flow free, like the torrents of a river

Spirit of the earth, ancient one of north, let me learn from your forests, how to live with your creatures

1. A massive cut in carbon emissions in the air by 2020

We can shift away from burning fossil fuels by tapping the Earth’s wealth of wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

This transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy can be driven primarily by tax restructuring: steadily lowering income taxes to offset this reduction with a rise on Carbon Emission taxes.


2. Stabilize the world’s population to no more than 8 million by 2012

Provide women around the world with the basics of family planning and contraception


3. Eradicate poverty

Provide primary education for ALL boys and girls around the world.


4. The reforestation of forests, soil, aquifers, and fisheries

Recycle water

Ban deforestation

Establish more efficient irrigation systems

Arrest the fall in water tables by raising water productivity

It’s not impossible!

Doing all these things would cost a mere 200 billion, an eighth of the current world military spending.


It Begins With a Seed (An Ode to Farmer’s Markets)

The Old Town Farmer’s Market

“When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and For the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, The fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, For abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.”

~ Tecumseh – Shawnee

Where does food come from?

From a green, open pasture?

Or a cow concentration camp?

http://www.foodincmovie.com/

The movie Food Inc. exposes the corruption of the Industrialized American food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy and worker’s rights.

One simple way you can regain a connection to Mother Earth is through visiting your local Farmer’s Market.

Most Farmer’s Markets have everything from Jams, Jellies, Soaps, Veggies, Fruit, Bread and Meat.

This vendor is selling homemade homemade pumpkin pie butter along with other eclectic jellies.

You can eat fresh food – free of preservatives.

A majority of supermarket food contains saturated fats like hydrogenated oil.

The bread here contains simply flax, wheat, sunflower seeds, and whole grains.

“Meat” the people who your food comes from.

Bon Viviant sells food with no added hormones or antibiotics

It is grown without pesticides

All comes from small local farms

They even deliver

http://www.bonvivantcompany.com/about-our-foods/

Eat cows and pigs that were fed a natural diet of grass and were free to roam open pastures.

This is a fistulated cow. Factory farms place holes in cows stomachs so they can extract the ecoli and bacteria from the cows insides.

These cows have harmful bacteria in their stomachs because factory farms force them to eat corn, which is not a natural part of their

diet.

The factory farms claim the hole does not bother the cows. I guess I’ll drill a hole in the side of a farm factory owner and see how much

he likes it.

“You looked into the eyes of the beast

You extended your hand – in trust

It so graciously accepted the fate

There’s no honor in betrayal

O the savages, the ravagers of the pleading, standing there bleeding

Tears of the innocent – turned into mammalian dissidents”

The band Cattle Decapitation is a veggie gore-grind band that damns the ills of humanity.

The themes of the band explore what it would be like if humans were forced to undergo the same slaughter house conditions that cattle

go through.

As the world’s poor become poorer, and the rich find increasingly innovative ways to subject and dominate the masses

…it may only be a matter of time


Manifesto For Social Change

 Ancient Pagan Folks believed that life was interconnected.

Many of the problems if the Modern World must be dealt with together, not separately.

The forest itself is an interconnected force that thrives on life and death.


We are moving into a world where our perverse methods of destruction are destroying/polluting the resources we currently have.  What is needed?

WHAT IS NEEDED? 

POPULATION CONTROL 

SELF SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES 

CORPORATE SANCTIONS

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

POPULATION CONTROL: There are too many damn people on the planet. At the end of this year there will be 7 billion people. How many more people can this planet and its resources tolerate?

If we don’t make birth control more available, the population will sort itself out through uglier methods: War, plague and famine. It would be a much better option to provide access to birth control for the people who need it most. The population is declining in first world countries, but exploding in the third world. Many of these third world women don’t even want to have all the children they’re being forced to have.

Spreading tolerance towards Gay Marriage will also help limit the population. Since Gay couples obviously adopt babies instead of making them.

It would be a far better thing to have a multitude of resources distributed to the few, rather than the many fighting over few resources. However, the latter arrangement benefits the wealthy .01 percent that owns a majority of wealth on the planet. The more people there are, the lower their worth, the more expendable they are, and thus – easier to use for war profiteering and factory labor. We can’t go along with this!

Also, with the growth of automated labor, there will be less of a need for humans to do certain jobs.

A Picture of Chinese Hakka Houses (Self Sustaining Communities)

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES: We need to cut ourselves off from the leash of corporate dependence. Throughout most human history, small self-sustaining communities were responsible for making their own food, clothes, weapons, entertainment, burying their own dead, and for worshiping their own Gods, tied to the land. People derived a sense of identity based on where they were from and the community they were a part of. Tradition and customs were tied to the landscape. Rituals, weddings, coming of age ceremonies were tied to the changing of the seasons, the waning and waxing of the year.

Now we make almost nothing for ourselves. We are much like the cattle we eat. Our corporate masters keep us fat, helpless,pumped full of hormones and preserves. Our sole function in life is to make more money so we can consume. Consume is the mantra by which we live. The synthetic values by which we live command us to work meaningless jobs so we can earn enough paper (of imaginary worth) so that we can fulfill our dreams of consuming the most things.

We need to go back to buying local food, clothing, etc. We need to go back to producing these things for ourselves. I’m not suggesting that we throw away all technology and live in Pre-industrial societies. I’m suggesting that we use the technology that we have to make our lives and society more efficient. Eating food that has been driven hundreds of miles from a factory farm in the mid-west is highly inefficient, and would probably be super expensive if it weren’t for government subsidies. Not to mention that the transportation needed causes a large carbon footprint. With the technology we have today, we could see things like solar and wind power the electric grid for an entire community.

A strong local economy would provide more jobs, a greater feeling of meaning in life (the work you do contributes to your community), it would be better for the environment, and would allow people to provide services for one another – instead of relying on the government or corporations to do it for them. People would also be able to contribute their skills and worth to where it counts, rather than working a dead end job for minimum wage.

With many home foreclosures and towns going bust in the United States, this provides an opportunity for land and housing to bought for the development of eco-friendly, self sustaining communities.

Check em out here.

CORPORATE SANCTIONS:

Yet we are not powerless…. This is only something that the corporations want us to believe. The media is a multi billion dollar machine designed to make us feel worthless. A majority of news stations on television are owned by six corporations.

Yet we are the ones who feed the corporations! It is our blood and sweat upon which they survive. They depend on US to buy their goods. After all, in the United States, we are the world’s top consumers. Sure, there would be others available to buy their goods. But if a large group decided to ban together and sanction a particular corporation – that corporation would lose their competitive edge.

We the people out number the 1 percent. It takes five fingers to make a fist. If we can unite our efforts together, we can kick major ass. Many people have already realized that the corporate structure of America is not good for its people, or for life on the planet in general. Yet we continue to feed the beast that destroys us. The Occupy Wallstreet movement is a start. Yet we need more. The occupy movement can be controlled by police brutality and threats of imprisonment. Yet there is less control over what we can and cannot purchase.

When there is a country that threatens the safety of other countries around the world, what do we do? We impose economic sanctions until they comply with our will. The 1 percent and tax evading corporations that control a majority of American Wealth are now threatening our livelihoods more than ever. So what do we do? We impose sanctions.

Not all corporations are bad. In fact, there are many good corporations out there that pay their taxes and give people jobs. Yet there are also many bad corporations that sponge off of American resources (roads, educated workers, protection via police, etc.) and yet these corporations refuse to pay taxes themselves. These corrupt corporations also send jobs over seas and bankrupt entire towns that depended upon a particular factory for their living.

We need to determine which corporations are doing the most damage and make a plan to not purchase their goods. We need to unite people together in agreement to impose corporate sanctions. Such groups of people can also raise funding for those who are sued by corporations for frivolous reasons.

The idea of Employee owned corporations is also a suitable replacement for stock owned corporations.

SPIRITUAL GROWTH: The argument over real spirituality versus fake spirituality is as old as humanity itself. This debate became more acute with the introduction of the Abrahamic faiths. Yet real spirituality is the connection to the organic rather than the synthetic. Shifting to a culture that values the organic over the synthetic will be a colossal change. Many will resist this change and hold on to the synthetic system with clenched hands. Yet the synthetic system based on money and consumption will evaporate like grains of dust in the winds of what is to come. People will eventually re-organize their lives around the organic principals our ancestors have revered for a majority of human existence. The old ways will return. Yet the transition will not be easy. Such revolutions in history never are.

Why do I mention spirituality? Because a divine change from within is needed to create a mass change on the outside. You can follow whatever faith you want. I don’t care. You can be an atheist. I don’t care. But what I’m saying is that a connection to the things that truly matter is needed here: a connection to nature and the people around you. The spiritual divine of nature. We must tap into this in order to see the soul sucking destruction of our current system.