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Falling In Love Again

September 24th, 2006 No comments

I tried falling in love again recently. The highs of endorphins created by the positive feelings and the tales one tells oneself of “what will be” have worn off now. Indeed the last two weeks has seen me go from full of expectation and elated to dashed and deeply dispirited. My love turned out to be not what she said she was.

It all ended before it began. We chatted on the net and spoke on the phone and, it seems, will never meet in person. Yet I feel as though my heart has been torn out. Convinced this person had in her what I would seek in a life partner, my mind turned it into a fact of sorts. When it became clear things were not OK I was left desperately clinging to any raft.

I’m not clinging anymore. I’m riding the waves a little better. The shock to my system has worn off and my system is recovering. I am meditating again and others are benefitting from that as well as myself. I feel I shall go back to my original plan which, although this may sound crazy, is as simple as “do not ask, do not promise, do not expect”.

Sitting is nice.

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Killing The Sacred Cows

September 12th, 2006 No comments

Economic monotheism and the war on terrorism go hand in hand. They are the sacred cows of the new world order. Five years on it is time to lay to rest the victims of the horrific attacks in America and the war their deaths was used to justify.

We must do this if we are to live in a peaceful world where 73% of scientists do not work in weapons research, where war is not the number one worldwide industry, where starving children to death does not make economic sense and where innocents at work are not taken from this earth by such unforgiveable acts of violence.

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9/11: Fifty Four Million Dead Poor Children … And A Few Thousand Rich Westerners

September 11th, 2006 No comments

It is the fifth anniversary of September the eleventh and everyone is making lots of noise about it. It was indeed a horrific and unwarranted act, debased and obscene in every way. I do not wish to pretend that it was not that.

However since September the eleventh, 2001 a total of approximately fifty four million, seven hundred and fifty thousand children have died needlessly in the third world because of the economics of market forces that the terrorists so hated.

Hatred does not help. The acts of the terrorists were without doubt misdirected. But so have the efforts of leading western governments since that day. If you want to stop terrorism stop children starving and dying needless deaths from curable illnesses. Stop war in all forms, including the “war” om terrorism. Solve those problems, reduce the anger and start building a world where we care for each other.

This is the political and personal project of freedom that will pay the dividend of lasting peace. Any attempt to control and cajole will only impose economic burdens that create more division, more hatred, more anger and more terror.

It really is that simple.

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