Cheap Comradery

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It is often forgotten that a country is a geographical location, and not a mindset, therefore, the idea that we are birthed into a forced and expected allegiance to the ideals of the confines we have arrived in, should then deem what is considered treason as irrelevant, and thus make nationalistic pride nothing other than a byproduct of chance and cheap comradery.

In Response to the Proposed World Cup Solution

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I wrote this blurb in response to an article that has been circulating the Internet recently, which can be found by clicking here.

Does anyone else see the underlying issue here? The advertising industry will never seek to actively eradicate homelessness, it will only APPEAR to do so. This is what is called…advertising.

For years leading up to the 2014 World Cup, close to 200,000 of Brazil’s poorest people were forced to abandon their homes (“slums” to you) so that the stadiums could either be erected or restored estimating costs equalling millions of dollars PER match. 11 billion dollars were spent in infrastructure adjustments and retrofitting alone, most of which took place in arenas intended never to be used again post-tournament.

Now that the dust has settled, architects are attempting to capitalize on this tragedy by offering a “solution” that does nothing to address the obvious implications behind such a mass occupation, but further, claims to present an answer that does nothing but perpetuate the issues already at work: advertising, gentrification and skewed public demand. One of the most disturbing lines from this article are as follows:

“The program allows homeless people to live in roadside apartments that display billboard ads. The plan works out for everyone as the ads alone fund the associated living costs.”

On the Cusp of Cynicism and Absolute Trust

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My belief systems lie somewhere on the cusp of cynicism and absolute trust that the inevitable degradation of our city-state way of life is a necessary pawn in the process of unfolding unyielding enlightenment. Even with the knowledge of the law of attraction and in the importance of holding nothing but positive intentions and expectations wavers as I embrace feelings of absolute love, yet, discontent towards the disconnectedness of our global society.

Free energies are held captive as the world creeps through poverty of spirit, and all the while I search within to find the switch to turn this substitute of what we call living OFF, because I operate under the belief and understanding that we not only create our own realities, but in addition, the external conditions of the world. I sometimes act like I don’t understand how “they” could allow these current state of affairs to continue on, however, if I look at it as a form of the macro imitating the micro, the answer truly does lie within.

In this same way, I point a finger at the horrors of the world, yet, continue to live my life in a non-sustainable city: driving my automobile instead of choosing a lifestyle that does not require such an unnecessary tool, shopping at the supermarket instead of learning how to feed myself, going to work everyday to earn a dollar instead of dedicating my life to change, and so on. Applying this model of thought when asking the big question…when asking the “WHY?” and the “HOW can they continue on with such a blind eye and cold shoulder?,” begins to answer itself. We’ve been born into cyclic roles. It’s easy to continue on the path that you’ve been born into because the blame and guilt gets shifted off onto the self-defeating motto of, “That’s just how things are and always will be.” This form of acceptance can only result in death.

If we think it better does not necessarily mean that it will all get better. Realizing now that it goes beyond just thinking, but instead living by example, and then realizing that “realizing” is still just a form of thinking. Yet, all the while, despite my decline into my own thoughts, I still hold absolute faith in the turn of circumstance, and in the belief that we are destroying ourselves for the best of reasons. I’ve finally accepted the possibility that Utopia can be formed by the implosion of our concept of reality in order to regenerate a self-aware and conscious consciousness that would never dare to make the same mistakes again. As long as we exist in a duality consciousness, seeing everything as separate, we will always need the dark to see the light. Destruction might be necessary to form the path of resurrection. I have no doubt that everything will shift and everything WILL get better, but it just may not be in the way in which we expect.