Short and Sweet?: Another day in bloggerdise (for your own good)

People probably think I hate Capitalism. I don’t, I want as much ‘capital’ as is possible to maintain my ‘desired way of life.’ (Which wouldn’t be a stack of bricks that encapsulates 4,000 sq. ft. or more. More like a 20′ x 20′ hut on a isolated beach…you know the rest.)

What I dislike or disparage is the unethical way, the needless stealing and outright subjudgation of people for ‘their own good.’ We got plenty of singular people and a fair amount of corporations that do these things. And that’s what bothers me. But I digress – as always.

A man is meant to serve only one master: if you tend to call that God, that’s fine. I think I’ll go with the Earth or the Universe as we know it…and don’t know it very well. So, we have only that limited understanding constrained by our intellect, our exposure to new ideas and something people called faith a long, long, long time ago. We all are touching a gigantic, cosmic elephant, of almost limitless expanse (we suppose), and we are saying, “this is what I see – come follow me to this end.”

People should be allow to harness those ideas (or perspectives) whenever they can – at and with a safety of others involved. But, somewhere back in time, enslavement of people ‘for their own good’ became the norm. And we continue to see it to this very today.

The freedom to choose has to conform to some quasi-relationship to a societal norm that is often run by people who disobey those norms without punishment or oversight. The ones that are punished are small fish, puppets on a string and only marginally better off due to some serendipity in either their choices, or birth station. They played fall guy for you and me – whether evil or not. They weren’t so much free as enslaved with wealth. In my baseball research, a telling paraphrase: “A well-paid slave is still a slave nonetheless.”

So getting paid, or making bank or being well off doesn’t matter all that much, if your choices are designed by those considered above you in some great beyond, ethereal place. That place they inhabit is filled with choices of who will and won’t be making decisions for themselves. It may not be a directed as a, “you won’t be allow,” but it is a, “that whole group,” and that troublesome idea, evolves into, “they will do according to what I deem is their own good.” Anyone rising to a level of singularity – being a upsetter of the apple cart – won’t be around long enough to get more apples to upset.

I don’t have the background links and sites and books to say, “this is all true. Come follow me.” I don’t want anyone saying, “you’re out there. And you’re just a conspiracy theorist…”

No, there is plenty of times when you can make the judgment for yourselves exactly how much freedom and exploration are you allowed under any rule of law – local, state, federal, corporational or other things we are not ever privy to.

It’s not all on paper – some organizations, or powerful people don’t need that, in the least – and we aren’t in their class, or considered worthy of their service to even access some grand information.

I just hate the idea someone is pulling my strings or taking stock of my worthiness in their game. And that happens, whether willingly or otherwise. Maybe, a few Latin Phrases will best sum this up:
On the nature of those who rule, or pretend to rule.
1 – Condemnant quod non intellegunt“They condemn because they do not understand.” That goes to the concept of regular people mocking those ‘with ideas.’ Quod is ambigious in this quote.
2 – Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges -“When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous” The laws ‘needed’ to rule are never to anyone’s benefit. Only the top benefit – and can control us.
3- De minimis non curat rex“The king does not bother with the smallest things.” Those at the supposed top are not bother by us, individually, but I would contend collectively, they tend to have concern, and act as warranted.

4 – dis aliter visum -“it seemed otherwise to the gods” –In other words, the gods have different plans than mortals, and so events do not always play out as people wish them to. Who those Gods are, as some men are to think themselves ‘a God’ tends to make one wonder why things didn’t work out as well.

Spirit, we, as men, should live by:
1 -alterius non sit qui suus esse potest“Let no man belong to another that can belong to himself” From Aesop’s fable -“The Frogs Who Desired a King“.
2- Faber est suae quisque fortunae – “Every man is the artisan of his own fortune”
3 –alea iacta est – “the die is cast” – denotes passing the point of no return on a momentous decision and entering into a risky endeavor where the outcome is left to chance. Julius Caesar used the phrase upon crossing the Rubicon in 49 BC.
Here is a lighter note: REM’s Great Beyond

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  • carol webb  On February 28, 2008 at 6:29 am

    A well observed historical quote…

    Faber est suae quisque fortunae – “Every man is the artisan of his own fortune”

    We tend to think that this knowledge is new, but this quotation shows that it certainly is not.

    And yet, as a race, we still choose not to acknowledge the truth of it.

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