If you blame another for your suffering you also give them the power to heal that suffering. Once you stop blaming, you can take back that power and heal yourself.
This is part four of a series in which I use the American drug war to examine wider social concerns. You can read the intro here, part one here, part two here, part three here. In part four we will look briefly at crime by 'drug-gangs', then more closely at the real mechanism that perpetuates this problem.
I recently saw an amazing and harrowing film called The House I Live In. It's a documentary about the "war on drugs" in America and it shows several things very clearly. 1. The war on drugs is a lie. It is, and has always been, a disguised way to persecute minorities. 13% of Crack Cocaine... Continue Reading →
Life began As simple seeds From which we spun Fine threads Then woveTapestriesOf meaningIn which we watch Warp and weft As if they wereLife itselfSo in love With the clevernessOf our makingWe live for the processOf complicatingAnd have forgotten Our origin
She IS A shock of wonderful She shakes her head I take to my bed and weep She smiles for me I take to the streets and dance This yes no romance Leaves me forlorn reborn torn worn out Until I can lose these illusions To see yes no the same... Continue Reading →
A series has been showing on Channel 4 (also on 4oD) called 'Sex, Death and the meaning of life'. I've been slow to get round to watching it but finally have. In episode one we learn something surprising. Over the last 40 years, incidents of rape have declined by 80%. Incidence of domestic violence and... Continue Reading →
Revenge is not sweet Chicken brained we Peck at the world Clucking in pious reprimand For slights we insist upon Only through blindness Tearing feathers in the pursuit Of surface need Shitting in our sanctuary While broken necked we run free Revenge is not sweet
Conflict is the denial of what is or the running away from what is there is no other conflict than that -Krishnamurti I can't think of a single example to disprove this. You might have to dig but in any fight, beneath any argument or propaganda, behind any rhetoric or political spin, no matter... Continue Reading →