Schlimazels of us all!

I learned two new Yiddish words today–schlemiel and schlimazel. The schlemiel is the one who is always spilling the soup, the screw-ups if you will, while the schlimazel is the one that the soup always falls on. Our country has its fair share of schlemiels in government, industry and media who are constantly screwing up and making schlimazels of us all! They spill the soup and it lands on us. The ones that come immediately to my mind are big oil, talk radio, Apple and Microsoft, Wal-Mart and education. Continue reading “Schlimazels of us all!”

If you win here, you stay here.

Winning in this 3-D world keeps us here.  The more we win, the more enmeshed we become to a perfectly rigged system designed to more tightly hold us in place. You cannot beat this system–but you can transend it.

This Game of Thrones world is commonly seen as an epic battle of good versus evil where the good people are supposed to actively work to overthrow the evil ones.  In this worldview, there are three basic classes of people.  The first seeks to rule and control by using any and all means available to obtain absolute power. The second class resists these ruthless people. They seek a more enlightened and egalitarian society by upholding societal traditions through the rule of law. The last are those who try and stay out of the fight by letting whoever is in charge at the moment have their way. I would propose a fourth class of people–those who see the truth of this world, expose its darkness to others, then learn to transcend it all through spiritual ascension.

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