Friday, 25 December 2009

Corneilius is published ...... Irish Times, Letters, 28/12/09

The Irish Times published my letter following on from the recent Irish Priests Abuse Crime Report, on Saturday 28th of December 2009.

I discovered this on Christmas Eve, by chance, via a webiste in Ireland, whose author, Colm O'Gorman, a man who has done much to open the closed and hidden expereiences of the abused in Ireland, had something to say of my (not so seasonal) epistle to the media.....

He is kind, and his contextual understanding is a message the needs to be heard and thought about..

The Irish Times Web page...

The letter is a shortened version of this piece published below..

I am ever concerned that the understanding of the over arching societal practice of power and abuse is taken as a priority for open source discourse and that people are enabled to communicate with clarity, the lived experience and what that means... and for adults entrusted with care of others to act from knowing, not from belief, as Tony Blair and others like him would have it.

In this the personal is political.

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Sunday, 13 December 2009

Adverse Power and Conditioning Deniers!

1. We all know that the psychological and practical basis of this industrial society is toxic AND unsustainable. The problems are known, and have been for a long, long time. The solutions are also equally known...

2. People have been asking for autonomy, for the space to act as responsible people, for thousands of years on the basis that we are all PEOPLE, equal and peers in our times. Thus we must make decisions based upon open sourced well-informed consensual discourse, based at the grass roots. That this is not so is not because people are 'stupid' (sheeple - a term I dislike intensely - because no such entity exists, its a way of dehumanising others) - it is a dynamic of POWER over others.

3. NONE of the mainstream movements for change are doing ANYTHING to STOP the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. War is still an accepted FACT of Governance and an essential factor in the Economy....

4. Unless Industrial Society ditches war as a tool of policy, and to do that would mean it would have to end the psychology of Dominance, and the practice of Indoctrination, there is no way forwards....

5. So what ever side of 'the debate' we might choose to fall on, by 'falling' on either side, we are avoiding the core issues - and I sense the whole climate change debate is a cleverly orchestrated distraction, an attempt to transfer blame and responsibility to people rather than face the facts that the system itself is nasty, cruel and toxic. That it engenders dysfunction as a tool of power.

6. I know of no-one in my own community who has primary access to any data on the 'climate change', let alone the ability to 'interpret' such data. We are merely repeating what others have told us to repeat.... and we do it well, having been trained in that process for most of our childhoods.

7. I know of no-one in the IPCC or the UN or the WWF who speak of the ways in which distal POWER is exercised OVER others and of the consequences, in any meaningful, open and transparent way.

8. I say all those who subscribe to the 'debate' are, by entering into this limited debate, DENYING the very simple truth - that power exercised OVER people, most often against their wishes and true interests, is the core problem for Industrial Society/Civilisation..... ADVERSE POWER DENIERS!

The effects of Adverse Distal Power on the habitat, on peoples lives, which exist because there are those who exercise POWER over others, primarily to retain that power are being denied left, right and centre of all debate as to the true nature of Industrial Society as currently set up.

Industrial Society is based on 'theories' of human dominance presiding over nature, of exploiting nature and, of course, people (human resources) - and it is that psychology of dominance that is unquestioned, unexamined and in effect erased from debate that is the real issue.

That fundamental deceit is what pays media peoples bills. Advertising revenue. That fundamental deceit, a reactive knee-jerk assault on the very concept of honesty, transparency and accountability, in order preserve 'order', be it old world or new world, is the basis for all mainstream discourse. ... See More

It is the POWER and CONDITIONING DENIERS we ought to be examining. And to change that system of conditioning we must start first within ourselves, and work it outwards....

The alternative, of subsuming to the conditioning is already to horrible, too devastating, for far too many people, and for the habitat to be left unchallenged.

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Friday, 4 December 2009

on Earth Life Processes That Build Habitats for Diverse Populations of Mutually Interdependent Autonomous Life Forms

I feel we are innately, biologically designed to 'tread lightly, do no harm'.... one of the oldest maxims I know of is 'all is born of womanlife, no harm shall come to the children' which puts males in a place of deepest respect for woman and child, thus naturally concerned with the continued abundance of all life and the habitats that host that abundance.

That fits in with the known ways in which nature (defined for the purpose of this piece as : Earth Life Processes That Build Habitats for Diverse Populations of Mutually Interdependent Autonomous Life Forms) works in balance, with such precision, without any known centralised driving force, working from the grass-roots, from bacteria (who are arch metabolizers, factories of food, recycling experts, and also seed rain clouds! which is why they live inside us - we eat their poo! and their decaying bodies! no waste. all is food.) to the largest organisms such as the great barrier reef and the fungal tissue that extends across entire continents through forests.... everything eats, none eats beyond the sustainable levels of what they eat, few starve, most live full lives - that's not a struggle, its certainly no competition based system of evolutionary 'perfection'.


Nature is abundance. Nature is. And there are variables. Weather does change. Volcanoes will erupt. Tsunamis do occur. Floods will happen. The are all necessary parts of nature and life on Earth. Nothing natural is useless. Everything matters.

We learn to fear in the way 'civilisation' fears; as children we 'adapt to' a dysfunctional situation by internalising the values of the situation, the values of those who control the situation. That's the nasty little voice to the side, (I sense it on my right hand side, just above my ear, just outside ) that feels like judgement, that tells me I am 'bad' etc etc....the repeated lies I was told about my body, my spirit, which were told so often I took them to be true. And they ruled me. Those voices were once physically embodied in the voices of the adults who 'raised' me, of the authority of the adult world over me, and for a long time the ghosts of those voices ruined my life, because I believed them to be my own voice......

Those voices rule many people, and those voices drown out the voice of the heart for many people, to the extent that they become ideological or fundamentalist, to the extent they find it easy to de-humanise, to the extent they respond to 'charisma' ..... Obama, Osama......

Let me make this quite clear. My true conscience is in my heart,embedded in body, that's where I feel my true feelings of empathy, my sensings of others in this world, which is conscience itself, really. It is NOT in my head.... and there are aspects that are reflected all over my body... 'my hand can feel the burn on your hand' my heart the wound I might inflict when I think of that .... and knowing the pain I sense is real, that by action I might realise it in you, I cannot take any such action - I feel you' There is no deeper base for behaviour that this, and it is innate.

Unlearning the 'fear' is not easy, it takes time, and a little dedication..... it is a process of becoming more human in a 'civilised' and industrialised world that dehumanises, de-souls and that objectifies all life in order to 'exploit' it.

This is the struggle I am engaged in for myself.

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