A VIEW FROM THE YOUNGER GENERATION
Every now and then, I have to pause, and wonder at what is going on, and the world my generation is leaving behind. Sometimes, quite often in fact, I think we owe an apology to that generation in junior high or high school now, for what we have done to them. But...
As most of you know, one of my friends is Dr. Scott de Hart, whom I have known for over 20 years, and his sons. And in this case, his youngest son, Benny, started a blog site(which I didn't even know he had done), and there were two articles on it that I have to share, and these articles are news, and you'll see why, once you read them. Here's the first one, by Bennett de Hart(and you may find both articles here: http://thelunast.blogspot.com/):
"Apartment complex bans kids from playing outside!
"Fliers around the Sterling Park Apartments in Portland, Oregon have been posted to notify residents that kids living there are not allowed to play outside. As reported by KPTV FOX12,the notifications were hung on Thursday morning. The station spoke to several residents who said it was the first time they heard of the “no play” policy. OK, seriously?! You actually banned kids from PLAYING OUTSIDE!? I mean what's next, "No leaving your house until you play your video game"?! I'll admit that I'm not an "outside person" but to BAN kids from going outside and PLAYING is straight up just wrong."
Hear hear! A fourteen-year old calls a spade a spade, calls insanity insanity, calls nanny-ism nanny-ism, and puts it no-gloss country simple: "to BAN kids from going outside and PLAYING is straight up just wrong." Of course we can all imagine all the stupid "explanations" that will be proffered for this latest bit of "let's interfere in your life," and they'll run the gamut from local ordnances, city codes, legal liabilities, insurance... in other words, all the modern crapola that is shoved in our faces every minute of every day that tells people they are no longer simply allowed to LIVE without someone in "authority" telling them what they can or cannot do, by the terms of their "lease."
It gives me hope, that spontaneously, without prompting, a young teenager can take the initiative, and call it like it is, and put it both eloquently and simply: it is "straight up just wrong."
And it IS just plain wrong.
Then there was this comment, a little further down the site, from Amy, a young lady of 16 years, whom I have met along with Benny and Dr de Hart, and she posted this:
"So an introduction is in order I suppose. The name's Amelia. Amelia Pond. Time-traveling, bitterly sarcastic, Scottish redhead with an affinity for trouble.
No wait, my name is John Lennon. Legendary music icon, whose music has inserted hope into the hearts and minds of millions of people.
Wait, maybe I am Hermionie Granger. The girl whose intelligence sprung from doubt and whose bravery surpassed the strongest of men.
Or maybe I am all of them. Maybe I am more.
I find it funny how the people who shaped me the most, are ones who I never met and/ or don't actually exist.
I read the books. I watched the movies and TV shows. I listened to the music. They became apart of me. My soul.
They became my friends, helping me through things without ever actually being there. Providing their stories, teaching me lessons, leaving wisdom in the folds of pages or the notes of a melody.
It's a scary thought that some people don't read and listen with the same thoughts in mind. That the characters and musicians are people just like them, each bearing a story or message that can be heard if one only looks.
Now, I don't know about you, but this, too, is good news. It's good news, because there is still wisdom, and light, and eloquence, and the acknowledgement that all of us owe those who carried that light before us, and passed it on. It's good news, and I don't have to tell any of you who are regular readers here, why it is. You already know. And you already know because that light shines in all of us, if we let it, and thanks to Benny and Amy for reminding us to do so.
I thought, in the previous week's insanity, that you all could use some relief, and light, and good news, and I hope that these two comments, touch you, in the same way they did me.
See you on the flip side.
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The sun is so elusive in the northwest how can you make kids stay inside? The kids playing vs neighbor conflict was evident in my Bklyn childhood of the sixties so it is nothing new. Neighbors would get so incensed if a whiffle ball hit their window! Miserable people prefer quiet. However, some of the kids are probably making noise too early or too late in the day/evening, and some parents never take their kids anywhere. Establishing quiet hours would seem like a sensible compromise solution rather than a ban. Portland I believe is the largest city in America that has rejected flouridation.
I don’t know what to say about current state of the world apart being in a matrix. It really is. But I found another matrix that is in mainstream matrix. Conspiracy theories and a community of people who in my opinion are even more messed up internally than those sheep. The issue with current paradigm is this: data is everything. I am computer science student and IBM president of innovation told us the next big thing is data, how it is gathered and that data about YOU is more valuable than gold. NSA kills people based on metadata. That tells you something. The emphasis here is on control of data flow. If you control data, you control everything. Data is what stops people from sabotaging you because you know how many skeletons they have in their basement. It is truly scary on what is going on. Just by having encryption that is open source and can be accessible mentally to simple people would break this control grid. Even if people were given access to free energy(assuming they have something like that invented), it would not be enough to free ourselves from oppression. You need to get back control of information to completely destroy this system.
However, I feel that the planet will emerge just fine from this mess. I don’t believe that elites are that mad to control everyone and enslave everyone. It seems far-fetched to me because we can honestly acknowledge that they are incredibly smart people and if I can see no point in achieving total enslavement of population then they definitely comprehend that. I honestly believe that current leadership is cooks and dumbasses but I don’t believe that they are worse than general population. They just have more responsibility AND WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO INFO THEY HAVE. This is the key. Why is it so crucial for them to intercept everything and control information flow? There must be something big lurking in this universe that requires total population control to manage that. What if people who collude, like Bilderberg group, has to make hard decisions that harm population but helps to prevent something? I really do not believe in this idea that those people want to enslave everyone. I just don’t 🙂
However, since I advocate Joseph hypothesis of open systems, I feel firmly committed to help humanity to open source what I do and I feel, as a young chap, that we will be fine. 90% of what we worry about never happens so let’s hope that 90% of our worries about elites are not based on whole picture. Also, as Joseph said, we are information and will stay in the physical medium so dying is not that bad I guess. 🙂 With this mindset, everyone should just push forward and free themselves from shackles of reality. Change environment and people you can affect.
Anyone who thinks we live in a nanny state is smoking something. This has always been a slave state from it’s beginning look our oligarchs will starve to death anyone they can’t make a zillion dollars working them to death. As to preventing kids from playing that’s slave codes not nanny protection. These scumbags would gladly starve to death any so called useless eater even if they’re babies or old people. You want a education you better have money to burn to buy books or afford a e-book reader and new e-book uploads. Want to know the true history of America try looking up Phillip Slater’s The Pursuit Of Loneness.
Just finished Border Patrol Nation, Dispatches From The Front Line of Homeland Security & On The Run, Fugitive Life In The American City, and yes, the playground is becoming more & more of an “out-of-bounds zone” for the 99% plus percent. At present Homeland Security Officers have federal, extra-constitutional powers that are well above & beyond those of local law enforcement. The rules-which now operate to roll back the 4th amendment protections from roughly 2/3 of the citizenry, A Co9nstitutional Free-Zone of the U.S.. It’s to have a portable arsenal of tools for the “all-threats environment”. The Boundaries[playground?] between the realms of war and civil life have collapsed, social relations and the public services needed to make them viable have been increasingly privatized & militarized. “they” impact and/or deter the very freedoms & democracies that they claim to defend and protect; creating , testing, and even flaunting increasingly sophisticated and expensive technologies meant for social control.
And for young black men in America, by the time they have entered their late teens or early twenties, the penal system has largely replaced the educational system as the key setting young adulthood. The criminal justice system has come to occupy a central place in their lives and by extension those of their parents and families, it has become a principal base around which to construct a meaningful social world.
I’m very ambivalent about the next generation or so of Americans. I see college kids every day who seem as bright and sensitive as any kids ever were. But I also see far too many of them, eyes glued to their phones, observing no social courtesies whatsoever.
Thanks be to Benny and Amy AKA Pond…
They both are straight up right
To be raised during difficult times builds character . I already
Gerald AKA Elak