As I have said before, I don’t think any of us really know what is really
going on, any of us, about anything, anywhere. Even if we are at the centre of the
situation there will be another dimension about which we are not aware.
It does seem that what we get in the mainstream news is more to divert our
attention than inform us honestly about what is really going on.
Seems to be a lot to do with who owns the media, and what they want known.
If you doubt that, check up on what some of the mainstream journalists
say about what and how they are allowed/ordered to report.
(And noticed how many *whistle blowers* seem to come to suspicious deaths –
just before they were going to testify?)
And noticed the inequality about so-called justice?
Rich people getting different sentences (if any) to poor people.
Apart from the few in Iceland, how many bankers have been jailed?
If an office worker is caught stealing they are jailed, yet banks are
fined billions of dollars for fraud, yet the top banker is not jailed. Banks do not steal
– people do. Same with wars – it is we the people who make the weapons, and fire the
And Teachers being jailed for many years for having sex with their
students, yet how many Catholic Priests, Rabi, and Muslims get jailed for exactly
the same thing?Almost none. What I read is that they usually just get posted
to another parish.
(Richard Dawkins has just been quoted as saying:
“Being raised Catholic is worse than child abuse.”)
And of course the alternative news is not all reliable and honest either.
I spend hours each day checking on what is happening in the world,
plus I have friends who are *in the know* and I am still not sure – of
That violence, torture, dishonesty, conspiracies exist, no doubt, always
have. We are a primitive and violent species.
Yes there are wonderful exceptions – people who are available to be there
for their fellows – often in a selfless way, and that is certainly not the norm.
Not at all. (Look at your own life – who comes first?)
That violence is happening in the Middle East there seems no doubt –
but when has there been a time on this planet, that we know of,
when there has not been violence, torture, invasion, and attempted
annihilation of the original inhabitants of the country that is being
The British seemed to have killed as many native Americans as they could.
Same in Australia with the Aborigines. And Spain and Portugal in South
America. And so on. On that level, we are all invaders/occupiers – all of
Of course the usual recourse is to blame, and feel superior.
Could look at it another way: The gross is usually a reflection of the
subtle. Not until all blame and judgment is absent from you are you free
of the same thing as you are judging. (Nasty idea that isn’t it.)
And what to do? Nothing. Nothing you can do.
The very part that wants to do, is the part that is doing.
And here is another subject. I keep saying the same thing – don’t I?:
Be Here Now. In each Moment. This Is It. That sort of thing.
And nobody does. So, I ask myself, am I not saying it clearly enough?
Is what I am saying not applicable to other people? Yet many who are
deemed awake, in their own way, have said/are saying the same thing.
Maybe it is as Anthony de Mello says – we really do not want to wake up –
so we don’t do what we need to do to wake up. Strange – isn’t it?