Shakespeare! With no Role!

All the world is a stage and all the women and men merely players upon it. Something like that I guess. Now imagine you are on the stage with no role to play. If roles are inclusive and all encompassing then some players are on stage and their role is to have no role. How do you play a part that has no lines, seemingly no purpose? Is the director without compassion or perhaps sadistic? You become frustrated because you have nothing to add no personal traits (except for doubt) from where personal input would arise? Certainly you feel ostracized because you can not be involved. Perhaps at times you watch the other actors around you and start to ad-lib? You wonder perhaps there is no casting! You may see that none of it really makes any difference, it is all just acting.The one certain thing you know is that you can not imagine what it is like to have a role, a solid ground, on which place your feet. You have become chronically self conscious because you are in a role that you are not equipped to play. You struggle and try to understand, it all seems meaningless. Roles or no roles, either way it is all just an act. However everyone else has a passion to play their part, at least they do from your perspective. You while on the stage, feel lost in this role, but that is not your role. It is a reaction to your role and the director should cue you to get back into the role of no role. Perhaps though even your reaction of pain and frustration is part of the act.  The curtain falls only when you die, you slip back stage out of view, you are shrouded in sorrow and despair, crying ensues resulting from the realization that there is no love in acting. To have no role and to be on the stage is the source of great sadness and sorrow, but to be on the stage and not know it is an act, is the the source of even greater sorrow, the sorrow of mankind. “To be or not to be that is the question.” Shakespeare is pointing out that, indeed the world is a stage and we are actors in a self-contrived tragedy. It is our lack of awareness that we are playing a role that makes the act a tragedy. Of course it does not have to be this way, (to be or not to be) unfortunately we think that not having no role equates to being nothing. This gives rise to a reality that seems so unreal — because it is. [CUT] It is as Shakespeare tells us, just an Act. Now the player with no role sees that his real “part” is to point out that it’s just a “Play” with various roles. Roles that are somehow mesmerizing, lulling the players to sleep. Now I’ve come to understand that we are all acting and that I have a part, one that I would have never auditioned for. And the most profound question presents itself, what is there, when the curtain is lifted and we remove the mask represented by the roles we are playing?  THE END!!


Our Propensity to be Right or Left is determined by Brain Structure!

A physical structure inside the brain determines how we, feel, act, react etc. This means that my logic is not my choice. A person therefor can act a certain way and the action may appear wrong to others this is also determined by brain structure. If people are reasonable, also determined by a physical structure in the brain, then they can have a dialogue and come to an agreement, this is also contingent on brain structure. Ultimately there is no right or wrong , in a fully developed brain (most humans do not have fully developed brains) there is only clarity, meaning there is no need for choosing there is only action. Choice and free will are inventions of the underdeveloped human mind.

DT, On the road to clarity!

Apple, Not the Apple of the Eye of Human Decency!

Apple assets total 365.7 Billion USD, pretty impressive. Even more impressive is that they pay their Chinese Sweatshop workers $3.15/hr. Tim Cook Apple CEO walked off with $15,000,000 that’s around $7,100.00/hr. . Tim Cook earns in one hour the equivalent of what 2,289, of his employees earn in one hour. That seems right to a Capitalist. Capitalism as practiced is just wonderful, wealthy people surviving via slave labor. It doesn’t have to be like this, the world is spiraling out of control billions of people on the edge of dystopia, while we fight amongst ourselves. Have you ever seen anything so stupid as what we’ve made of our lives and home?


Suing the US Congress in The Hague AKA The World Court.

A letter to ” On Contact”

I’ve been observing Chris Hedges for a while now and reading some of his books and I wanted to ask what he would think about suing the US Congress at the World Court in The Hague. He has brought cases against US administration’s. I imagine the crimes perpetrated by the Congress to be quite obvious yet I’m compelled to continue. 
We are talking about crimes against humanity and clear violations of the oath of office. Legislation has been passed or negated that clearly jeopardizes human life. Air is being polluted, patients are dying, wars are being waged, civilians are being bombed laws are being written that favor corporations and the list goes on. 
Perhaps the utter failure to have a workable and fair tax code, showing an obvious incompetence or more likely a beneficial contrived struggle is a clear demonstration of providing yourself with a purpose. The American electorate are naive and unfortunately not thinking critically about their government. 
As you are aware the recent report by the Trump administration’s DOT concluded that by 2100 global temperatures rise will make human life unsustainable hence the deregulation of clean air standards was a “it’s to late”  decision that they made for the entire planet. Clearly this was not their decision to make. This alone is a crime for the World Court to adjudicate.
Cleary the US Government is out of control and no longer serves the interest of the people. If they, meaning all the members of the Senate and The House of Representatives are not forced to leave office and make retribution by serving time in prison and doing public service then a total societal collapse is almost inevitable. In fact  a recent study and report by the US military staled the very same prediction. We are running out of time, these political charlatans must be stopped and brought to justice. There are some members of the Congress that are not blatantly criminals however their lack of objection’s to the direction of the government is a form of compliance.

DT in New Hampshire. 

The Bible, As Fake News!

If we are to believe the content of the Bible then the character known as Satan, the nemesis of even an omnipotent being, (what power) the very essence of diabolical evilness, may have pulled off the biggest scam in the history of mankind, god-kind or for that matter any-kind.

Here is how he (Satan) did it! In the same fashion that he swayed Eve to give up paradise, for of all things an apple (even when there were other apple trees in the garden). (What gullibility – what salesmanship) He (Satan) got into the minds of the biblical authors by promising them, that no matter how bad or good they behaved on Earth, (good people that slip up, do go to hell along with people pretending) that when they got to Hell, he would assure them, that they were engulfed in eternal pleasure. No matter what they desired they would be unrestricted, unlike when and if they arrived in heaven, where certain acts where off limits because they were considered to be deviant. No questions asked totally unrestricted pleasure. Well as you can imagine Satan’s hell was sounding better, a lot better than gods heaven. So; a deal was struck but there was a bit of confusion as to what the devil expected and just how his scheme would be presented. Satan kinda rolled his eyes at these holy wizards and stated “look it’s simple the bible is the book that contains the word of god and it’s purpose is to save mankind from the sin. That would be the sin I coerced Eve into committing back in the garden”. (Yes god has condemned everyone for Eve’s sin)”However, now pay close attention because this is tricky, because – since I am the true author, the purpose of the bible is to ensure that everyone winds up with me instead of winding up with his eminence, you know the Lord. Mark clearing his throat says “how in the name of god, oh sorry, are we supposed to make a book that is supposed to save people, be the book that ensures people are condemned”? Satan says “the first lesson I will teach you, is to disable the intellect so that no matter how absurd this books gets, it is folly to question the word of god. Tell them God works in strange ways. If that doesn’t do it, then tell them to doubt just one thing, will send them to hell for ever. Once reasoning is disabled the rest is a slam dunk”. Mark and company don’t recognize the term “mumbling ensues”  because basketball is a long way off, Satan notices and rephrases, “the rest is a piece of manna”. Again blank stares, “just write it that way okay.”  “Sure, sure” the boys respond in unison.

So with pen in hand the plot begins to be laid down.  Shortly though grumbling turns to cursing and quills are hurled to the floor. Luke (not his real name) says “This is really frustrating, make it look like we are saving them but ensuring their condemnation” John says ‘revelation check this out, hey Luke what is the name of that town over by Gomorrah named for Butt humping”? “You mean Sodom”Luke says. “Yeah that’s the place”.

John says to Luke, “What do you think of this? We say that this is a sin, make it look like god hates homosexuals even though he made them, Mark interrupts “who the hell is going to believe that?” Satan says  ” You’ve forgotten already, we’ve disabled their intellect” ” Oh right sorry Satan” “now you’re  getting it, go ahead John speak”, “The dim wits will believe anything to save themselves. So god hates the homo’s, the 87 % that aren’t turn on the 13% , that are – thus insuring that hate will ensue and the suckers will never love thy neighbor’s as themselves, slam dunk right, Satan?” Matt says “you haven’t addressed the 20% that entertains the idea of being a homo” John says we got it covered in the impure thought’s addendum  and off to hell with them”. ” Now your going to hell for what you think, that should drive the believer nuts” Luke asks “how is this helping, to [not] save people.”? John says” simple I’m not choosing my desires and when we convince people that this is a sin it turns to self loathing which turns to anger and then for some, violence explodes, which leads to hurting or killing others, something the man up there doesn’t like” Bingo!

Satan looks at John, ” I am beginning to like you” John blushes! Mark not to be outdone in vying  for Satan’s kudos,  “Okay guy’s I’m onto it”, Satan lifts his left brow and nods, “well go ahead then.” “God plays favorites” Satan yell’s “that’s it” the others cheer because they see, this will lead to their guarantee of an eternity in hell and their Satan promised eternity of pleasure. Satan asks “a little elaboration. please Mark” Well god will ignore all the other people he created and only speak to the  Israelite’s” “Good choice John says they are the most backward and superstitious that I know, we’ll circulate a pamphlet telling them that they are the chosen people”. Satan ” they aren’t reading yet”   Mark,”got it covered enter the prophet” More spontaneous cheering, even Satan claps. Mark finishes up by saying ‘We’ve  effectively put a division where non exist thus ensuring eternal conflict and strife.

And it came to pass that murder and mayhem would stay with men for as log as they existed. Not to mention ignorance in perpetuity. God till this very day remains befuddled that his creation has run amuck. He knew from the outset that humans had to have the power to think and choose, he never thought they could be so easily misled. He shakes his head everyday hoping that enough people will see what is really going on. “How could anyone take that stupid book the bible as my word”? “They think I’m a murdering baby killing sadistic monster”. “And that I play favorites and love only a select few”.

“I don’t know how but they are dumber than original dumbness”.” Evolution, I guess.”  “Forgive them father for they know not what they do”.” These religious zealots are giving God a bad name”.  And the author’s,  till this day are having a grand time in hell, and yes it gets pretty kinky at times. Amen!!

Making America Not So Great!

While US citizens rally around their candidates, the people they want running their government, it turns out that the electorate is cheering on the very people that are making their lives more and more difficult. This irony also takes shape with the realization that instead of the quality of life advancing it is digressing for the average citizen. So much for the modern age. For many dystopia has arrived and for many more it is just around the corner.

Make America great again. It won’t be easy because it is the government that is at the center of the US’s slip toward third world country status. Think not; consider these alarming statistics. 

The US ranks # 34 on life expectancy out of 144 countries. 

Here is where we stand on other critical issues. #41 infant mortality, # 58 Primary education, #28 overall education, #47 in Math & Science, # 42 labor/employer cooperation, # 34 Government corruption, # 42 Govt. bribes, #54 trust in politicians, #76 Govt. waste, # 136 Debt as percentage of GDP, # 14 on availability of latest technology, # 24 Internet access, # 69 effective taxation, # 103 total tax rate, # 47 on procedures to start a business. We are rapidly declining, because the Govt. has ceased to function, and the citizens have all been duped. We are caught in a storm of ignorance and there are no easy fixes. One thing is certain, we are not going in the right direction.

This lockstep march to dystopia is only possible because the people are letting it happen. An election will not fix this. The American society is unfolding as one would expect a society run by stupid morons to unfold. An intelligent species would not be in our current situation.

Wake up! For your own sake!  DT

Another Attempt at Clarity through Freedom of the Will!

 The essence of this post:

“The “self” a mental projection, is being created [juxtaposed] against the entire universe and everything in it, which in turn creates a division – where none actually exist. This means that there can be no freedom or freewill until the false projection, of a ‘self” existing separate from the universe comes to an end”.

” This is something beautiful, seeing truth, we do not need to fix our problems we need to stop creating them”.

” We all represent a ripple on the surface each ripple contributing to the tidal wave of ignorance”. 

We are free to choose but we are not free to choose what we choose. Sometimes! When we ask why we chose something – who is it that we expect to answer? If we knew why we chose something we would not be asking the question. Think about where the “true” answer come from! Why we like a certain style of something while others prefer a different style, demonstrates easily a choice we seemingly have little control over. The style appeals to us because we like certain aspects, “why” ultimately this “why” will go unanswered. I think perhaps that the understanding lies in diversity. Nature has done a fair amount of programming, think of an animal blending into its surroundings, utilizing camouflage for self preservation. Animals do not make this choice concerning their appearance. All this programing indicates that nature operates as a whole rather than as through separate entities.

Whether or not we are responsible for our actions, we will still be held accountable, knowing that will make most people”not take another life” even though they might want too. So here, you are choosing and you know why. This is just one example of choosing and knowing why. It however does not demonstrate being free, here is why. The key to “free’ – lies in the word “from”. From is a contingency and as long as the contingency exist, then the state of actual freedom is impossible, because freedom is relying on something and that is an oxymoron. So the question is this: Is there a part of consciousness that is not influenced by knowledge? ie, Unencumbered Freedom. (of course freedom is unencumbered) The reason we must put this question is because every possible circumstance we encounter automatically produces the contingent “from”. Hence if there is no such “space” then the question (do we have free will?), will be debated until human consciousness comes to an end. You cannot understand what you do not have. Being free to ask why you choose what you choose doesn’t mean you are free. Knowing why you choose something ( to avoid punishment) is still  not freedom. (There’s a [from], there) Having a choice is actually – in some cases a sign of confusion, because when your mind is clear you do not choose, you act. The mind is ( Tabula Rasa) the unconditioned mind, what is mind when thought is quiet? Until we understand that (if we can understand that) then the question is this. Is it even possible for a human to have free will? And this of course means with-in the context of the human dimension. To clarify, we are asking, is the human mind capable of being in a state where the, minds consciousness – has free will?  And we are asking this because as it now stands our definition of “free will” encompasses a state where our freedom relies on something thus producing a psychological contradiction.  With all of what was just said it seems clear that we are not free, however it may be an indication that it is thought that can never be free. I am saying this because ultimately if we did not have the possibility to go wrong, or to go right (a choice) then we would simply be machines. We are not machines, and life certainly does not have to be the constant state of conflict we live in, manifesting through over 5,000 wars with millions killed, while millions more have died from starvation. All this taking place while we are actually living in conflict with the very [nature] that sustains us. We are not being forced to live like this, and this activity is proof positive that we’ve made a wrong turn, so that means that a right turn is possible. It is not that we’ve made a wrong turn in the past and we are suffering the consequences of a past mistake, the wrong turn is constant. Consider that if we made a right turn it would not be static it would be constant, and we would continually reap the benefits of going right just like we are constantly struggling against the negative aspects of going wrong. So it is clear, that it is with-in our power to go right or wrong. The question then is this, what is the wrong or right turn and is it really a choice? I am unfolding this as I go along, perhaps it comes down to seeing clearly. Can we see what it is, we are doing that would constitute a wrong turn? Perhaps we make the wrong turn because we are not seeing things as they actually are. When the mind is clear then it doesn’t choose it acts. This leads me to say that going right is the result of clarity while going wrong is the outcome of confusion. Isn’t this a profound thing to understand, even without the understanding of what it is that constitutes the wrong turn. Can we see, what is it that clearly demonstrates our confusion? The simple act of observation demonstrates humanity’s confusion because the world we all create is hardly the outcome of clear thinking. Repeating, millions dead from wars, starvation, pollution,  constant conflict etc. 

What is the wrong turn? What is it that every living being on Earth is doing right at this moment and what is the center of that activity?  Remember we are constantly making the wrong turn, it is taking place right now, in every mind on the planet. 

Obviously we are all thinking and we are all thinking through a center we call ‘self”. The reason nothing ever gets, set right once and for all, is because when thought arises to fix things it has the cause of the problem built into it. Yes the self, intertwined in our thought process is our problem. The “self” a mental projection is being created [juxtaposed] to the entire universe and everything in it which in turn creates a division where none actually exist. This means that there can be no freedom or freewill until the false projection of a self existing separate from the universe comes to an end. Can we see that this observation is like nothing we’ve ever contemplated? All of our solutions to fix our problems are rooted in self achievement, self satisfaction, self salvation even self sacrifice. Religious, political and national efforts to improve our lives have not only failed to solve our problems they are the cause of most of them. Seeing the “self” as cause ( the actual truth) of humanities problems doesn’t cure the problem it prevents the problems from arising in the first place. This is something beautiful, seeing truth, we do not need to fix our problems we need to stop creating them. This puts us on the precipice of being in tune with nature, the universe and the movement of creation. 

In other words when the self is gone so are all our problems. The self is not actual it is a mental image that is no more the real person than an image of an actor, on a movie screen is the actual actor. The notion of self does indeed serve a purpose, it allows us to interact with our surroundings, we need it to function, it is like software. Thinking has turned the (self) from software into our hard drive. This thinking has become habitual and making matters far worse is all the problems set in motion though the actions of this fictitious (self) reality. Even after the self is explained we still see this explanation through the self. Asking how to end this, is still the self. Yet it must end! It is actually very simple, it is thought that is muddling it up. The mind is in a natural state, – seeing the role that thought plays, in everything, is the beginning, – and if we see it clearly, it also the end. Do not move away from this insight. Of course we will because thought is running and we are not in control of it. It has become the “From” Seeing the trap verifies the wrong turn which also verifies the “right turn” Is this just a bunch of nonsense or is it what it seems, and that is a viable explanation for the way things are and why we can never make things right? No one can answer that for you, which indicates the important role we all share in being human. It tells very clearly that we are responsible for the way things are, our world is a reflection of us, and right now that reflection is in turmoil. We all represent a ripple on the surface each ripple contributing to the tidal wave of ignorance. Yes we (as selves) are the problem which also makes us the solution. 

If humans did not take a wrong turn, there would have been no wars, no people dying from starvation, no pollution and there wouldn’t be nearly eight billion people to miss the point of existence. How can there be individualism when every single person on Earth is doing the exact same thing? Every person is living out their lives in a very narrow field of consciousness centered and revolving around the fragmented notion of a self. To be fully alive as an individual, each one of must see that we are part of the movement of life. In a way we are just like birds or fish all turning in unison as individuals  taking part in the collective movement of life.

A message to VPR/NPR

I just received an e mail solicitation from Brynn Carris, the email alludes to our need for responsible journalism along with, all of us trying to be more thoughtful of the world we all create as a whole. I think that NPR & VPR make an effort to bring us unbiased reporting. I do listen to your station and it has been some time since I contributed to it. The main reason for this is that you are not who you say you are. When I want to hear what is really going on which is all the time, I turn to independent broadcaster’s. Chris Hedges, Rick Sanchez, David Pakman etc.

It comes down to funding, and your funding sources do  not allow for what you know we need now more than ever, objective journalism. If you go to the link below and read “Trump Support” you will have just one of many examples as to why president Trump is un fit to be our president. Also it has become so blatantly obvious that our major political parties are not interested in serving the country they instead serve the oligarchs. read! “ A message to the Government of the United States.

If you have the courage then it is time to report your own hypocrisy or be forced to face the fact that you have not done your best at a time when the people you say you serve need it the most.


                                                    Trump Support!

It will not take long to show you that Trump is unfit to serve as President. What will it say about those that still support him after understanding that he is indeed unfit. Most people understand why Trump was elected to office, it was because the people of this country came to the realization that their government no longer served them.Trump promised to change Washington and he actually  is making it  worse, much worse since he’s taken office. If you can read what I am about to state and still support Trump then your fitness to live in the United States of America is in question and you may want to consider leaving. 

“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” The remarks, which came after days of back-and-forth between McCain” Haven’t you noticed Trump is either fighting with someone or firing someone. 

POW’s American Servicemen All captured by the enemy!

WW1      4,120         Died as POW  147

WW2     130,201      Died as POW  14,200

Korea    7,140          Died as POW  2,700

Vietnam 725            Died as POW  64

Civil War 348,000     Died as Pow 48,000  These numbers are for both sides.

Trump doesn’t like these men and women. A man with a bone spur afraid to serve, said he doesn’t like these soldiers.

I did not  gather the number of sacrifices made in The Iraq wars, Afghanistan and all the other conflicts where Americans were captured and sometimes paid the ultimate price. 

These numbers each and everyone one is a life that our Commander and Chief doesn’t like. He actually makes me sick and if you support him in this contemptible behavior then you must see your mistake and correct it. Trump as a private citizen is a disgrace as Commander and Chief he soils the office by his presence. In case you are wondering I served our country during the Vietnam War and yes I was in combat and received a citation for bravery during action at Ben Het. 

Bill Rogan, AKA  Dung Teller FYI In the Vietnamese language “Dung” references beauty. 

Killing with an Assault Rifle!

The tragedy of just one murder victim is unacceptable yet we have come to accept the unacceptable as a matter of course. It is true that in countries that have banned assault rifles there are far less mass shootings and murders.Yet given all the facts of our history and the current global circumstance, banning assault rifles would be a foolish undertaking. If we want to consider statistical murder rates let us not forget that when the German army could not shoot their citizens fast enough with fully automatic weapons they resorted to gas chambers. World history is fraught with mass killings of civilians by their perspective militaries. (Stalin had as many as 60 million Russians Executed) Then there is the marauding rebel groups slaughtering their own citizens first raping the younger women. Yes there have been thousands of our citizens killed by unstable people, but there have been millions actually hundreds of millions killed by unstable governments. 

Today the government of the United States is perhaps one of the most unstable institutions on Earth. Under president Obama the laws were changed that prevented our government from using the military against us, the writing is on the proverbial wall. If assault rifles are banned then we are removing a very strong deterrent to those that will kill us. Fact, Japan was deterred from an invasion of our homeland because of the large number of privately owned rifles. Remember what the Japanese did to the citizens of Nanking. Fact with the German Army massing across the channel the government of England regretted their tight gun control laws and ended up asking American and Canadian private citizens to send their weapons and ammunition. US history has shown us that the government has already used the military against its citizenry. Kent State the Ohio National Guard shot and killed 4 unarmed protesters.The US Cavalry slaughtered defenseless native American woman and children at Wounded Knee. You can research the US military attacking the citizens and you will  find that we are not safe from our own government. Why are police departments armed with APC’s and Tanks, let alone fully automatic weapons? Police departments are actively hunting black men and women and preying on poor white communities. Our police department’s are unleashing predators to extract money from poor people and to intimidate citizens through violence, killing with impunity.  

We are awash in hypocrisy, people are saying we must stop these senseless mass shootings (and we can reduce them maybe eliminate them) yet many of the same people are not yelling “stop spending a trillion dollars a year for organized killing. We are society that invest heavily in killing yet when it come to executing a single person on death roe, we botch it up. Large drug companies say they don’t want their drugs used to take a life while patients die because they can’t afford over priced pharmaceuticals. Then drug companies flood the country with opiates causing hundreds of thousands of deaths. Then most and perhaps all the media, corporate and independent alike, tries to incite people through smug remarks about firearms, not to reduce deaths but to increase ratings. Yes hypocrisy is everywhere. And of course what I just said is not true of everyone. We should not group everyone together and the same is true about firearm ownership. According to studies there are over a billion small arms spread through out the world, and 857 million are in civilian hands. Of this number 393 million are in the hands of US citizens. One incident of murder as I said is too much however we should  not ignore or overlook the very small percentage of violence associated with gun ownership.

The so called gun nuts are not decrying the movement toward gun control as vehemently as usual because the government has convinced them that Muslims, Mexicans and Black People are a greater threat. Our government has stopped serving the people in favor of the wealthy. This is unfolding as many people have predicted, capitalism is failing under its own weight because it is actually an unsustainable (as practiced) economic system. Our government through tax schemes and funding for the rich is now stealing from the poor and vanishing middle and lower classes. When collapse comes and people rebel they will  be crushed by the people controlling the Army. If you support banning assault weapons then you are naive and foolish and you’ve been duped by people that when the time comes will take your life like the deranged killers you fear. As dangerous as these rifles can be, they may be your only chance of surviving, what is to come. And do not think for one second that I want to be right about this however prudence tells us to always err on the side of caution.

This is DT trying to make sense of what we’ve made of our lives. AKA Bill Rogan