Mirages of Wisdom 0011 (My Thoughts Inexactly)

Let your entire body be the pen with which your poetry is elaborated.

Thirty thousand days—what will you do?

My life revolves around the sun.

Strength is for the ready not the already.

It might seem a contradiction, but stagnancy cannot be maintained.

Sly under the radar.

Sun days are more important than Sundays.

In an age of absurd degrees of globalization, regionalism is revolutionary.

Magic comes from the wandering not the wand.

First time for everything or everything for the first time? Live in the always unknown and live always free.

They were here, and they sowed seeds; they did not sow immanent and imminent destruction.

Me falls apart sometimes and becomes us.

You don’t bring out the poet in me—you bring out the poetry that is you.

I would be happy to eat your dust but the whole world is paved. And I won’t be able to eat your dust when the whole world is soil. #permaculturesaveus

They escaped the violence against them to become the violence that is them.

Boom-bust is as false a rhythm to ascribe deterministically to economics as it is a necessary cycle of relationships that flourish and die in one season. The belief and acting on the belief that romantic relationships that cease then are fated to schism irretreivably is a grave deterrent to the people realizing the full potential of dynamic enduring relationships and seeking to grow them, without a necessary and expected catastrophe at the end.

Be a vector or be a victim. Running is the only way to keep standing. #nomadism

Jesus is a state not the state.

I get my indigenous skin from my mother, but I get my indigenous love from my father.

If you need their approval you do not need them.

If I was mayor of Rome the coliseum would be given to architects and artists to fuse a new creation. Ruins of ancient civilizations—unlike natural places—become our ruin if we leave them be merely in reverence and to fool ourselves that our own times are not special. The dead can roam in our vital spaces, but we cannot all the dead spaces to roam. The past is too often stuck in us…

The gap between life experiences and life experience.

The fist that travels far gains more momentum for the final swing. Go after your friend’s enemies and see that that they go after yours. To let our struggles be individualized is to ask the enemy to swing at us.

We should never allow a war of attrition to be imposed on us, nor should we ever impose a war of attrition on anyone else. That loss is greater than the sum of its gains. I would rather play soccer in no-man’s land.

You can’t avoid the shadowy elements of society by living in the shadows. You receive the worst they have to offer by enduring them to the denial of your own living.

Don’t make the mistake of confusing an understanding of the past with an understanding of the future.

Delaying justice in the world is a chief injustice against it.

Revolting is insane and choosing not to revolt is insane. There is no room left for sanity in the war against the world.

Not being asleep is how we will keep these dreams alive.

Saving the Earth is saving yourself just spelled differently.

Humans—the creators of tautologies that exclude the whole of everything including themselves.

Capitalism hasn’t destroyed people any less quickly than it has destroyed the land. Zombies are a state of mindlessness.

Humans are the deadliest disease this planet has ever seen.

Also, the map is not their territory.

Books are a product of the storage-minded people who started the choosing of property over people—and property over land. Humans have chosen property over land. A failed concept that will determine a failed species. We who see this must cry ever louder: ¡Tierra y Libertad!

They don’t make many like you, they don’t make any like you, they don’t make. You make. You make any. You make many. You make you.

And on the fourth solstice…

I’m an anarchist—rules are kindling for my fire.

Death is the release of force while dying is the capturing and stagnating of force. Language has obfuscated the unimaginable distance between these quite distinct Two—a cage, and then it’s utter destruction, posed next to each other as if they were in league. Death doesn’t need to end in rubble if the living choose not to build walls to begin with.

Life and death are not subject to normalization whereas dying is. We can choose to wax and wane as the moon or burn hotter yet hotter as the sun.

If you keep finding yourself lost over and over again, try looking under.

Revolutionary things have a way of coming full circle. The orbit returns to be around vitality in place of falsifying structures as it is in times of decadence.

Proverbs that keep you in place are better described as pro-nouns. The literate lords pushing them on the illiterate peasants. Now the literate peasants force-feeding themselves.

Possessions are the lost grasp of relations.

Technology is the sucking of functions out of our bodies and transferring it into metallics.

It’s not alienation it’s alien individualization.

I am quite loud you just don’t have the ears for it. And therefore I am quiet loud.

If it’s in your grasp, release it.

What Memes May Come

MEME
extinction will bring you death
(picture of the dead bodies laying on ground with backdrop of a future dystopian war)
for the rest of your life

MEME
La Verdad
(Picture of Women Marching)
Because the truth is feminine

MEME
Sometimes the right (answer) choice
(Pic of standardized test ripped up)
Isn’t the written choice

MEME
we can’t hand the planet over to corporations
(Picture of #citizensunited “corporations aren’t people”)
besides, they don’t have any

MEME
Desertification…
(pic of human-made desert)
INACTION

MEME
The US Senate (sporting event style looking)
(pic of all the seats inside the senate, or house of reps version of meme) (alternate: I could name you 538 corporations that are represented at the federal government before you could tell me 538 representative names)
All Seats Are Sold Out

MEME
work’s no fun and going to destroy us
(Pic of rush hour #leavetheratracerejointhehumanrace)
So why the rush?

… and about 240 more memes…

Previous Aphorism Posts:

My Thoughts Inexactly (Primero)
Lternate Lphabet Lliteration Lterity
L is for Lamenting
Z is for Zeroing & 2018 Remix
G is for Gathering
E is for Escalating
W is for Willing
W is for Willing (ov)
V is for Vanquishing
J is for Jousting
M is for Masquerading
Q is for Quelling
R is for Resisting
R is for Recurring
F is For
F is for Facing
F is Forcing (ov)
N is for Nothing
N is for No things
N Other Lphabet: A pequeño LteratioÑ
Y is for Yearning
Y is for Youthanizing
An Asymmetry
A is Against
T is for Titrating
B is for Breathing
H is for Harking
X is for Xotic
D is for Deepending
U is for Upending
P is for Propagating
K is for Not Knowing
O is for Overlooking
Solstice
Z is for Zeroing (2018 Remix)
I is for Initiating
Ñ is for Ñthing Ñew
C is for Collapsing
Wisdom and Mirages 0001
Mirages of Wisdom 0002
Mirages Of Wisdom 0003
Mirages of Wisdom 0010

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Mirages Of Wisdom 0003

Extinction is our precluding not our concluding.

A shattered mirror can reflect light in unprecedented ways.

The fear of death kills you.

Too often we confuse our olders with our elders.

The clouds of heaven cast great shadows upon this Earth.

Over and under, because over and over is not working.

Phones are easy to program—humans are easier.

Only a diseased society would view the birth of a child as the end of the party and not its continuation.

Magic wears off because we don’t leave it naked.

You are always on the cusp of greatness because you are always on the edge of your real self. Just dive in.

Take the dive in to yourself because it’s difficult swimming on the rocky edge.

The punishment its the crime; the punishment is the crime.

We must wander or we will remain lost.

When life throws crazy shit at you, throw some crazier shit back.

Globalization or the Earth—you choose (which to care about).

Unfettered capitalists—not even fettered by capitalism.

Play your magic.

The very existence of mandatory schools for children is itself ageist segregation for the youngest people from actual connections to real power. Those with the most time left on this planet have the least say over how it is managed and run.

Mirages of Wisdom 0002

Magic wears off to those who overdress it.

Enslaved to remember while fire free to ember.

It’s the concrete not our neighbors that suffocate us.

Legacy is how the past comes to continuously oppress the present.

This for wayward.

If you try over and over you will keep failing, so try over and under.

Try under and over, because over and over is not working.

What we need are sprinters, for our race is almost at an end.

The completely oppressed do not feel alienation because they have had the ability to feel driven out of them.

We will catch up when we slow down.

You are the only one who uncrosses my mind.

Money has taken us all hostage, but the price for our ransom is extremely low. And we can afford to not pay.

If only traditions would remain in the confines of the casket.

If you are not there to whisper in my ear why I am alive, I need the music to shout in my ear why I need to survive.

It is more important to know that the government lies, than the government’s lies.

The Universe is impossible, and I love it here.

If your mouth can’t speak your stomach can’t swallow.

The path is clear—don’t clear a path.

The dig for reality is its burial. #fuckscience

The trippiest thing about reality is that it’s real.

Death ends life, but the fear of death ends living. Don’t let them hold that fear over you. Death is a wall you will come up against one day, but the fear of death is four walls that won’t let you escape alive.

When beauty dies, suicide becomes less of an option and more of a mandate.

 

 

We would see the destruction in our environment were it not for the destruction in our minds.

Political correctness and prison cells share more than just the same acronym.

When things are looking up, you don’t notice all the dead bodies sprawled on the ground.

All humans speak is gibberish and the only difference is we can understand some of it.

Silence says so much without the insult of words.

Speak the energy untold. Liberate the energy which haunts us, and in so doing find by that our own energy uncaged, for it was tied in that very fabric.

After the government kills me, then I will mistrust them. The ironic fist.

Globalization is the desiccating wind that dries us of our Humanity. If we don’t live locally we simply will not live. Don’t let the inertia of a few generations fool you that this shit will last.

The dehumanizer always begins with himself.

Math can go to hell, it’s our choice if we follow it there.

Any Revolution that happens in a city will only be a change of the Guard, not the needed change of the garden.

Long days and longer shadows.

I am always rising—a natural enemy to gravity.

 

It is the poet’s job to write the wrong words out of existence.

 

 

Magic comes from the wandering not from the wand.

It will also have to be revolutionary to the revolutionaries.

The wings of a bird are flipped when the flock flees from winter.

Master your freedom or you will remain your own slave. Breaking the chains of your mind will not be your splintering but your unification.

Force or source, such are your energy options.

If you find yourself in a life that is throwing your curve balls, remember that baseball is a stupid fucking sport that you don’t have to waste your time on anyways.

 

Wisdom and Mirages 0001

Walls are the doors we must walk through.

Start by continuing, not by starting.

The only way for my enemies to move up in the world is from the ground to the table.

Nationalism is narcissism without the mirrors.

Doves don’t want to offend hawks, and so they offend themselves.

Marathons and wisdom end at Athens.

Decimation is an understatement by a factor of ten of what we are doing to the planet.

There is no time unlike the present. It is all we have. It is all we need.

You don’t have to have a good idea to quit the rat race—quitting the rat race is the good idea.

If fires get old they weren’t fires.

Nothing is foundational—not even nothing.

Money is dried up the moment it’s created.

There’s no body but skeletons to blame.

Contextual memory seems out of context in the repetitive monotony of advanced civilization.

There are millions of fish in the sea, and to know the deepest ones is worth drowning in the darkness. And others aren’t worth wading a moment for.

The for wayward.

The universe is forgiving and forgetting itself as it grows. #eternaldifference

To grip your own freedom makes the tightest fist, for it didn’t exist beforehand.

 

Most use their hammer to chisel away at their own freedom rather than swing it at those that would accelerate its erosion.

Dying is the opposite of life, not death.

Permaculture is the reinstitution of institutionless difference.

If threats against you are able then to make you a threat against others, then you are a pawn made to support the hierarchy of enslavement.

The dark neither burns, nor pales us—leave that to the shadows.

The biggest disease we brought here was ourselves.

Claim your life as your own. It’s a hard fight, the fight of your life really–but you are worth it.

Walk in to the Atacama alive, and you may walk out with your life…

The bathwater has to be thrown out before it drowns the baby.

Your parents conceive you, but you give birth to you.

Go through their doors or go through their walls.

There are better ways than being kicked in the balls to be reminded that you have them.

Bite your tongue enough and your mouth can’t speak and your stomach can’t swallow.

Walls are the first and longest lasting siege.

If it’s truly your freedom than how could another have it to keep or distribute?

They are too well guarded, and we are too well hidden; and so the dance continues.

You move me so, and so I stay.

We can starve ourselves all we want, but until we feed ourselves our movements can only be reactive and not proactive. #permaculture

King is only an echo without a source.

We that show up, show on.

My Thoughts Inexactly: Z is for Zeroing (2018 Remix)

It is not enough to only lose your own chains, for if your comrades don’t lose theirs you are sure to keep tripping over them.

The only thing worse than a single leader is a single enemy.

From hand in hand to device in hand. Alienation has become very human.

Maturity is reached when the desire to go back in time ceases. Maturity is not fixed nor one way, as made plain by the aged. We immature as often as we mature. Civilization tends to invert the direction of maturity—one of the great many inversions.

Money is how the past comes to control the present. Inheritance of such control is not a present, but a curse.

If you are only interested in maximizing your existence in this world, then you are fortunate for your interests match the reality.

Those who commit themselves to total war are usually the first casualty.

Doing nothing is death.

You will never be the same, as you never were the same.

Attention is intention.

We rise to the occasion, not because of what we are, but because of the occasion life is.

Better a mistake of words than a mistake of weapons.

The Universe is not built out of particles, it is built in to them.

The zeroth dimension endures all different spaces. It is everywhere without running through anything.

The universe speaks to itself–keep listening.

The olders are not our elders, they are our enemies. They didn’t plant seeds for us, they chose to plant concrete instead. Fuck them.

The disease that has many fingers but few eyes.

Man-aged or man-lived. We must choose wisely, for ourselves and for our future!

Polyamory, because then everybody’s doing it.

Instead of cars that drive themselves, what about people that walk themselves?

I’d prefer a forest to an aphorist, but since I am not even grown to the depth of a single tree, I must choose the latter to taste such heights.

Parts are important enough to stop regarding them as mere parts.

If it isn’t visceral enough it isn’t real enough. Too regularly the artificial layers acting as a protective glove will suffocate the naked hands of we the primary creators.

Tribes raise children, parents raise hell raisers. How to climb back up to Earth and its tribes?

An hour long lecture from the ocean has greater value than a two semester seminar at the likes of a Harvard or Cambridge.

You are the flower.

If you won’t be with the whole, you’ll be apart, leaving a hole behind.

It is not the problem of being too introverted or too extroverted—it is the sitting on the wall that we built between the two, stagnant and unmoved by either… diverted.

They ask me why I travel to places where I don’t know anyone, and I respond that it’s no different than here, for they don’t know me.

Writing feels terribly futile, probably because it is!

Civilization doesn’t provide us the luxury of time for rumination, it provides us a plethora of lonely spaces that we can only fill with melancholic rumination.

The one and lonly.


Original Version

https://subversesjournal.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/my-thoughts-inexactly-z-is-for-zeroing/

Choosing Racism

Your grandparents were racists
Your parents were racists
You inherited their blood
You do not have to inherit their ideas

-Lternate Version-
Your great-grandparents gave them a hard time
Your grandparents gave them a hard time
Your parents gave them a hard time
You do not have to give them a hard time

Tierra Sin Steward

land the once sacred is now land the scarred
in too much light veiled is hidden the starred
pollution of light, the night, above and below
what room is left for the seeds that we sow?

the concretely and chemically clean wiped veneer
along which harsh vibrations induce dread and drear
whichever direction, the wheel will mis-steer
dying land mowed down, that much is now clear

we must trust a blind human to see the way
our split-able attention proves vision a delay
forgetting unseen beauty, for the suburban scene
all the pesticides, envy no longer is truly green

we know water is life but enough aren’t thirsty
corporations then can control it—only the worst see
water’s value unseated, and more biology deleted
this genocide of our own making nearly completed