Posts Tagged ‘peace’

My Rebellion: A Look at Society.

February 8, 2010

I once thought this place was a paradise – home of the free. I must have had rose colored glasses on or something. The opposite is true. Our government is a corporation whose only purpose is profit. The humans who live in this domain, mere commerce property of said corporation. Not that they even begin to care, being brainwashed with reality television that blurs the line between fiction and reality. Most of them are so crazy from their conditioning – from public education teaching conformity, unquestioning obedience to authority, and materialism that there’s nothing worth redeeming to be found in these people. Selfish and lazy – fighting over crumbs while enforcing the system.

The sometimes is a rare soul who dares to think but that is about as far as their actions go. I call them “liberals” and I say they are useless. Utterly and complete trash. They spend their time complaining about the problems in society – knowing that we’re heading for a crash, but do nothing but watch. These people are spectators of life – allowing life to happen to them as if there was some unnatural force controlling their fate. They are too afraid to take the next step in realization: that we, humans, create the world we live in. That we have a choice: we can say “No.”

That’s where I fit in the picture. I have said, “No.” to the machine. Fate, fortune, or luck has afforded me the privilege of not having to beg for my supper. Some people aren’t lucky enough to have the option but most that do are too blinded by this desire to obtained man-made bullshit that they fall into line.

I am an anomaly. I want freedom from oppression and hierarchies. I want peace and equality. Sometimes I think I am the only one. Just by looking at the world – it is the way it is because people have made it this way. Now, they think some savior is going to come and fix this mess. Believing faerie tales and living life by a book. Things have been largely this way for the last ten thousand years and look where it’s gotten us. If this fucked up world isn’t proof enough that religion isn’t working, I don’t know what is.

I haven’t met anyone like me; someone else who wants to dedicate their life to changing the world. Just because I don’t work doesn’t mean I do nothing. I have been afforded the luxury to rebel so I am. I organize and form groups to try to promote peace, equality, and freedom. I haven’t had much luck so far. No one seems to think such a vision can be real but it is.

Peace is here if you want it. You need to only look to yourself. Most people can’t though. They are monsters. I’m a monster too being brought up in this capitalistic society but at least I know it. The others can’t admit imperfection. They model their lives off magazines and buy, buy, buy. Because of their greed we as a human race are going to die, die, die. What good is money when there’s nothing left to buy?

Let’s Talk Politics! Here’s mine, what’s yours?

January 29, 2010

I am an anarcha-feminist. I believe in freedom from all forms of oppression and hierarchies. Peace, love, unity, solidarity, and punk rock. I don’t want to rule and I don’t want to be ruled. I don’t believe in any nasty isms – such as racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, classism, and specism. I am against homophobia, xenophobia, and transphobia. I detest violence. I am a pacifist. I am pretty extreme – I don’t watch violent movies or play violent games. I believe violence creates violence. That any peace held with violence – is a false peace. I believe that health care, food, water, and housing should be a right not a privileged. I don’t pledge allegiance to the flag – I want no nations, no borders. No human is illegal. I want community and people working to help humanity. I believe we have a responsibility to take care of our planet so all species can live in harmony. I believe thou shall not kill. Life is precious and should never be taken for any reason. I can see a world with no war – where people won’t ever want to leave their home because everything they ever need is right there in front of them. A world free of rape, starvation, slavery, and bombs. This world is possible – if you want it. The system is made up of people – with changing yourself, you being a person, you can change the entire world.

With that being said, I took a quiz which I took a couple of years back. When I took the quiz for the first time, my politics were aligned with Gandhi.

Now, Gandhi looks moderate compared to me. See my results here.

What’s your politics? Take the quiz here. Post a comment with your results! I am curious to see what other people are. 🙂

Punk 101: Anarcho-Punk

January 28, 2010

I consider myself to be an anarcho-punk. Anarcho-punk is punk that promotes anarchism. The band Crass was the first anarcho-punk band. Many anarcho-punks support peace, equality, freedom from oppression, and hierarchies. I found a cool website dedicate to anarcho-punk and you can download some music from there.

http://www.anarcho-punk.net/

Enjoy!

A Discourse on Peace

December 21, 2009

What does peace really mean? Ask ten different people, get ten different answers. Peace is a very vague term – the dictionary says, ”
Peace
Pronunciation: \ˈpēs\
Function: noun
1 : a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a : freedom from civil disturbance b : a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom
2 : freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
3 : harmony in personal relations
4 a : a state or period of mutual concord between governments b : a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
5 —used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

But what does that really mean?

For me, peace would be a state of non-violence, tolerance, and acceptance in the world. No one group of people will dominant any other group people. I know some people’s idea of peace is if everyone would believe in the same god as them. This is -never- going to happen in the world. Even if you had a fascist government enforcing one belief – that isn’t really peace – that’s imprisonment. Plus, people will still not believe in private because of their own opinions even if they don’t have another option. Do you really want people to be enslaved by your ideology? That is a false peace.

Peace includes the freedom to do as you please as long as you aren’t hurting yourself, others, or the planet. Just because you don’t agree with my lifestyle is no reason to vilify it. Everyone has a different path to walk in life and we should be respectful of that. Learning to live with respect and love for our neighbors is the foundation of most major religions yet people chose not to listen to it. It’s not about who’s right or wrong – it’s about getting along and not killing each other over different myths. You can’t argue belief with logic so don’t even try.

It’s about not enforcing your beliefs on others. This is a hard one for lots of people. Everyone thinks their way is the right way. I got news for you, everyone has different ideas about right and wrong. We can agree on a few foundations: not stealing, not killing, and no violence or hate. However, even these fundamental wrongs can be a “right” if someone is say, stealing bread to feed their starving child. The thing we need is a civilization that is civilized and doesn’t make food and water a commodity but a right. We need to build a world in which stealing is unnecessary because everyone has enough. That world is possible but not within the current frameworks of our system.

In my definition of peace, the idea of peace extends to all beings on this planet. This would mean the end to the animal holocaust that our world is so addicted to. In order to have peace, the foundation of our society can not be violence and murder. The military could still exist as a humanitarian effort but we wouldn’t teach our children to kill. We wouldn’t teach our kids to play with guns or watch violent movies. We wouldn’t think in terms of us and them – we would view the world as what we all are – people. We would agree to disagree and tolerate each other. We would have a thriving human community based on sharing and giving instead of competing. We would live in a world where we are all equal. That would be peace.

Peace Needs To Be The Foundation of Our Society

December 10, 2009

In order for there to be peace, the whole foundation of our society needs to change.  We live in a society based on violence.  If we are to have peace, we need to have a society based on peace.

Everything from entertainment to what we put in our bellies to what games we play as a child are centered around violence.  We have the “good verses evil” scenario drilled into our heads.  We are taught separation, “us and them.”

Most people are addicted to violence.  Their life revolved around it and they aren’t even aware of it.  If we really valued peace, why would we murder animals for food?  Why would we watch superheroes fighting supervillains for “truth, justice, and doing things our way?”  Why would we teach our children to play with weapons?  Why would we later send our children to war?

Having violence in news, television, and video games are made to desensitize us.  It trains us to even find violence to be entertaining and unquestionably accept it as another part of life.  It makes it so when we hear of war people praise it instead of abhor it.

If we built a society based on peace, the current establishment would collapse.  Our youth wouldn’t want to fight wars.  We wouldn’t murder animals for pleasure.  We would detest the taking of life and value tranquility.

Instead of viewing the world as a conflict; dog eat dog or us verses them, we’d start building community.  Instead of seeing differences as a threat which is the hostile violent reaction to have – we would cherish our differences and embrace them.  If we taught kindness and compassion in place of conformity and unquestioning obedience to authority – we’d have a nurturing and caring world instead of the hostile environment we have.

News flash: The world is the way it is because of us.  Humans make the world the way it is.  The only way the world is going to change is if the people change.  The only way the people are going to change is with education.  The way we’ve been educated: from pre-school to college is inept.  There are so many problems in this world because people weren’t taught properly.  Humans aren’t born knowing how to be human and most people forget that.  The current system doesn’t teach people brotherhood, solidarity, or sharing.  We need to focus on unity regardless of what limits our meat suit proscribes us.  The current school system isn’t focused on building the best people it can.  It’s more focus on building the best worker it can.

The quality of people today is terrible.  It’s just messed up people having messed up children, teaching their kids the same mistake they were taught.  No wonder why the world’s a mess.  The cycle needs to end somewhere.  It can start with you by learning to be a kind, compassionate, and loving human being.  Philosophers, religions, and thinkers across the ages have all been trying to communicate the same idea: That we need to love each other and get along.  That we are all human.  We are all one.

We need to teach ourselves that fighting amongst ourselves is not okay.  That violence is not acceptable.  We need to find a way to tolerate each other and not hate.  There’s so much hate in this world when the foundation should be love.  I was told once by a friend’s mom that “People only act out of pain.”  I thought about it, and she was wrong.  People act out of love too, not just pain.  If we all learned to love a little and have our actions be based in love – the world would be an amazing place.