Monday, March 23, 2009

Uplifting

Obommy is the bestest in the hole werld. Daddy says he is the greatest even if he's steeling all his money, my fewture money, and my kids, my grandkids, and their kids money to save his frends bad banks. I like my frends too. Jazzy Lou is my favorite now. Mommy says he is NOT a narsa .... narcee .... narsissy. He just loves himself. And she wants him to be a big sicksess.
I'm so happy!!!!!

50 Comments:

Blogger Tseka said...

Ha! Ha! Ha!

Sicksess! yay, let's all visualize whirled peas!

23/3/09 7:27 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL!!!! I erased it for fear of murder but I'll put it back!

23/3/09 7:30 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's whirled peas for me. Got it down.

23/3/09 7:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I will not be squashed.

23/3/09 7:38 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

OMG That is fracking precious.
I left a love note in the previous thread. But I must congratulate you JM on your patience and tolerance in dealing with divergent opinion. Over the past year and a half I've posted on any number of liuberal sites to express my views and the knives are unsheathed, the cow paddies tossed, the anonymous e-mails arrive, the threats start, and inevitably some of the most professed progressives ( they claim) and spiritually inclined know it alls castigate and ban with a callous disregard for their own stated principles like a horny, pimped out bishop with a key to the boys dorm. You my friend, are a saint.

23/3/09 7:42 PM  
Blogger jm said...

LOL!!! And I saw the other!! LOL! The tree! The truth.

I'm telling you, chiron, this uptight world makes us like this and I'm stunned that people don't see your gentle and nurturing side. Your soul connection in the things you bring us. And your wisdom. You're outrageous, but what are they so scared of? A little freedom?

These souls lack humor and maybe experience with the divergent and slightly unacceptable among us who don't look and act like the rest. What are we to do and where are we to go?

The innovations and advances in society come from the aberrations. The misfits are vital. All these people who know nothing but to get personally angry know little of what really being positive means. And what Aquarius and the family of man mean.

I just can't believe it. The sanctimonious crap in every circle. There's something so good in you, so caring, and if they can't feel it, then I would assume they are mighty insensitive, but that's not news. Always following the wrong people. The truly negative and not-nice ones.

Make yourself at home, chiron. But only if you continue being your unedited self.

The spiritually inclined. Yes. You mean the ones with daggers ready. People don't know what to do with themselves and who to follow.

I hate to tell you this, but I've been hanging out with those just as outrageous as you are. Maybe that's where I developed my sainthood.

23/3/09 7:59 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

:)

23/3/09 8:01 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Jesus, man. They're freaking en masse about money and being suckered as usual. Everyone trying to justify this scam. I can't believe I was foolish enough to incarnate. It drives a normal person crazy living in this psychotic world, if I may get psychological. Pardon me.

23/3/09 8:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Well, I've tormented myself for upsetting the status quo and being unpopular all my life, but loved loyally by those who know me. I try and try to do what they say to be accepted and it's all equal in the end. Some like me, some don't. I think it's close to over. I can be myself with the same result and not have to live with the betrayal. I don't have enough time left to fool around with this nonsense.

23/3/09 8:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I mean, what is this all about??? You don't like Obama. What's the big deal? They don't like you. Right? I don't mind the man, I just can't stand his damned lying. I don't take it from anybody. Can't you like or dislike whomever you want to in this crazy world or is that dictated? I'm supposed to join them in stealing what little I have left? Applaud with joyous tears? Pretty soon they'll be forcing me to drink milk.

I don't get it. I like most average joes, though. The checker in Walgreens last night was an angel.

23/3/09 8:24 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And my dentist. I would go to hell and back for him. I love him with all my everything.

23/3/09 8:26 PM  
Anonymous dble aries said...

I loved it and thank God, for a true liberating voice. The balloon is soo symbolic, of all the "hot air" circulated by the famous treasurery thugs. The spin they are putting on the sale of bail-out plan is a cow paddie, chiron.
jm keep up the fantastic work.
Thank you for remembering, that I was reluctant to speak up, I am so glad I did. This is such a great outlet, rather than banging my head on the wall! like I started.

23/3/09 8:40 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The spin is beyond belief. It makes anyone want to bang her head. The frantic manipulated masses.

I keep reaching my limit, then more comes. This country better wise up. She has bad karma to deal with and if she thinks she can just waltz away from this trouble without experiencing some failure, then she has a lot of growing up to do.

All people are accountable for all they do. The Tabulator knows. The price of living. No higher consciousness has a chance in the world of getting in until these things are faced.

23/3/09 8:52 PM  
Blogger m.p.k. said...

I can't be bothered to like or dislike him. And saying that I hope he succeeds seems to have lost all meaning. Succeeds at what? Do I want the status quo rescued even if it were possible? I really don't know. Since I don't know and don't have much of a stake in it either way I'm out of this one for now.

23/3/09 9:33 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's just something to do, mpk. The daily drama, boredom, as life goes on somewhere else.

It's a good sign. If we were really in trouble there wouldn't be any time for this. We'd be pulled together.

It's absolutely amazing how much is in a day. With all the activity, still the void remains searching for drama that isn't there. Creating hysteria just to do it. It's masochistic, but I think it makes them feel alive for a minute. Fear is like that.

23/3/09 9:54 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Succeeds at what?

23/3/09 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Jewel said...

jm... Re: your patience, your tolerance, your being a saint...as it has been said - Years ago after a deeply traumatic experience, someone recommended I study with a particular teacher at the university. I really wasn't "present" for those first few classes - until - one day- some words filtered through and I thought, "Who is this person?" This teacher would peel away the layers of a concept on deeper and deeper levels - and I would become so excited that I started to feel alive again. I studied with that man for three years - and that changed my life. It wasn't until I first came to this blog that I, once again, said, "Who is this person?"

Your words from yesterday - "I believe he is unwell psychologically and absolutely no one agrees with me...His chart verifies his mental trouble...We're all trapped...What he symbolizes remains..this is a great opportunity for those of us who want real internal personal progress to make those leaps....Helping people get free from bondage to these deceitful leaders and the maddening crowd, and find their inner authority."

So - after all - there's a teaching here. As you say, we're all trapped - each in our own way. And - perhaps - in the process of "getting free from bondage to these deceitful leaders and the maddening crowd," we can, then, find a strength to bring into our personal lives/our personal environments - and - so - to live differently - to "be" differently.

24/3/09 2:30 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Ha ha! The edit. Precious jewel. You gotta move fast! And be brave.

I am tolerant. Extremely. And I'm forgiving. I don't feel like I'm patient, but I probably am that too.

I've been thinking extensively since your comment last night about the collective entrapment now, and I'm in a moment of lucidity. I must write a piece, because the connection to the personal is the added factor you made clear.

I'm always in and out of traps with my Mars-Uranus, so I didn't think about it much until a couple of weeks ago when the trap really became apparent, and like you did in the class, I feel excited about moving. Excited about about the next experience. I've been waiting to come to life a little bit and I think that's the nugget for everyone as we come collectively into more active times.

Maybe not everyone needs to free themselves from the leaders, but some could benefit. They do what they do. We do what we do.

The inner boss, though, is common to everyone's search with Pluto in Capricorn. It takes effort.

24/3/09 3:56 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I remember the unwillingness to entertain divergent opinion that catapulted four of us away from that first blog (which shall remain nameless because I want no more attention drawn to it) and into this one. It's been about 2 years now, I'd say, right jm? Or is it 3?

Chiron, so "been there done that" with the liberal sites. I've been trashed roundly by conservatives for daring to say from that start that the official 9/11 story was full of holes, and by liberals when I pointed out merits in true conservatism (vs neo-con). Boy was that painful but it did the trick of pushing me into a clearer view of both sides' fatal flaws.

Or maybe I'm just getting older. :o)

24/3/09 4:42 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Well, joe, I'm so frightfully bad at chronology I really don't know for sure, but I'd say 2+ :)

24/3/09 5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE THAT!!

There's so much anger and acrimony out there, we're turning on eachother. No, let's not own it and come up with ways to actually HELP ... this is so much more fun. Waaaa, daddy's doing it wrong!!

mm.

24/3/09 6:36 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

Have to reprint this piece even though it comes from a very conservative Hollywood blog, penned by a rather conservative yet very insightful, pre-eminent concert violinist. It echoes the theme of this post.


"Narcissist On Wire
by Endre Balogh


Even before it won this year’s Academy Award for Best Documentary I was curious to see “Man On Wire.” Movies so often reflect the zeitgeist of the time that a lot can be learned from trying to divine what makes a film speak to its audience.

If you haven’t seen it, “Man On Wire” is an engrossing documentary about the French wirewalker, Philippe Petit who, on August 7, 1974, spent about forty-five minutes balancing on a wire illegally stretched between the two World Trade Center towers. Much of the film is put together out of home movies that Petit, his girlfriend Annie Allix, and a variety of cohorts made of themselves during the six years they plotted and trained for their crime. That’s the first indication that something is very much morally awry with Petit and his pals. Talented circus performer that he may be, Petit fancies himself to be such a “great artiste” that his narcissistic desire to defy death while demonstrating his skill trumps all protestations. He merits his obsession to be so important, that it all had to be documented for posterity. There are numerous episodes showing his friends, desperately trying to talk him out of his insane scheme, and even some thirty years later one of his co-conspirators breaks down in tears recalling the stress from the possibility that he might have been complicit in his friend’s death. Nevertheless, Petit’s insufferable self-importance sweeps away all their objections.

The movie is made to look like a caper film, inter-cutting reenactments of particularly funny or harrowing moments with footage of some of Petit’s other stunts, the most notable being his 1973 tightrope walk across the span of Sydney Harbor Bridge. That event snarled rush-hour traffic for miles and then, after being arrested, Petit proudly admitted to having picked the arresting officer’s pockets.

Once he stepped out onto that wire in 1972, Petit instantly achieved the international celebrity status that he so desperately craved. It never once occurred to him, as he literally danced on that wire almost 1500 feet above the ground, that his actions might have an adverse impact on others. In his words, all he thought about was, “What a beautiful death it would be to die in the exercise of my passion!” Yet, what about the people below? Had he fallen or dropped his 55 pound pole he likely would have killed an innocent gawker. And even if he didn’t injure anyone, what about the psychological trauma his being squashed on impact might have inflicted on all those onlookers? The movie asks no such morally difficult questions. Instead, we listen to Petit’s long-suffering girlfriend, Annie, gush wistfully, “Oh, eet was zo beauteefool to zee heem high above us,” just before telling us that the very first thing Petit did upon his release from custody, even before celebrating with his pals, was to jump into bed with a pretty girl groupie who offered herself to him. Ahhh … such a Frenchman!

But, then, narcissists are never particularly troubled by what impacts other people. I think it is this portrayal of unabashed narcissism that helped make the film so popular - especially among those who choose and vote for the Academy Awards. In a previous article for “Big Hollywood,” I wrote about the intimate connection of Hollywood elites to narcissistic self-importance. In “Man On Wire” we see narcissism writ large, and Hollywood lapped it up.

Beyond that, though, I was struck by the much larger metaphor between Phillipe Petit and our new President. Our country has elected a man who is preternaturally overconfident and totally self-absorbed. Recall the interview before the election in which CBS correspondent Lara Logan asked candidate Obama if he ever had any doubt about his readiness to lead? His grinning answer, given without a moment’s hesitation was, “Never!” So, it is with utter self-righteousness, that President Obama casually rescinds whatever campaign rhetoric has proven to be inconvenient to his Socialist agenda. Remember how all proposed legislation was going to be transparent to the public and posted on the Internet for all to see? (Except for the pork-laden, so-called “Stimulus Bill” which was pushed into law before even the members of Congress had a chance to read it.) Remember how all earmarks were going be stricken line by line from any bills? (Excluding, of course, those earmarks that go to the Democrat special interests.) Remember how special interests were no longer going to hold sway over government decision-making? (Unless those special interests are the teacher’s union, trial lawyer’s, or teamsters.) Certainly, we all know how his well-publicized promises of “bringing government together in bipartisan support” evaporated as soon as he took the oath of office.

Of course, none of this comes as a shock to anyone who spends a couple of minutes thinking through any of what President Obama says in his lofty-sounding but utterly empty speeches. In that sense, Petit and President Obama are very similar. While Petit fancies himself to be a great artist, he really is nothing more than a glorified circus performer. And while President Obama imagines himself to be the new savior of the modern world, in reality he is turning out to be exactly the same kind of political hack that his shallow rhetoric and shady Illinois background would lead us to expect.

Where he differs from Petit is that Petit was unquestionably the best at what he did - whose skill on a tightrope was unparalleled and even justified a certain level of hubris. President Obama, on the other hand, is already demonstrating that on top of being a Socialist ideologue he is an incompetent decision-maker. In some cases it results from his inability to say “no” to the special interests that control him. Witness his staggering decision to start a trade war with Mexico (a country already teetering on the brink of chaos) that will cost the United States billions of dollars in tariffs simply to please the Teamsters demand that we deny access to ninety-seven Mexican trucks. In other cases, his bad decisions seem to stem from naivety and arrogant self-delusion. Example: his warm and fuzzy “Happy New Year” video asking the Mullahs of Iran to make nice so we can all hold hands and sing “Kumbayah” together. I’ll bet that had them chortling all the way to their nuclear bomb facilities.

Unfortunately, Barack Obama seems to be the first ever “New Age” President. Entirely self-invented, he has, through sheer strength of will and astonishing chutzpah, “manifested” himself into the Presidency. Like the wirewalker, Petit, he is charming and glib (so long as the teleprompters are working) and sweeps aside any ideas that don’t comport with his agenda. Also like Petit, he is not a serious man but rather is a man besotted by his own celebrity status. Why else spend an enormous amount of taxpayer dollars to fly himself and his entourage out to Hollywood, just so he could claim to be the first President ever to appear on the “Tonight Show?”

All this would be somewhat entertaining if it didn’t have gravely serious worldwide implications. Petit and his cohorts could jauntily afford to pick the pockets of the police and it would all be seen as an amusing prank. When President Obama and cohorts like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed pick all our pockets to fund their Socialist expansion of Big Government, it is far more serious. There was a lot less likelihood that Petit would fall off his wire than there is that our President and his radically misguided policies will drive our country into an economic ditch from which we may never fully recover.

The ironic metaphor I took away from watching “Man On Wire” came from seeing Petit blithely traversing his wire between the now evaporated World Trade Center towers. Those towers were destroyed a mere 27 years later by the greatest concentrated evil that has yet faced mankind. Sadly, President Obama seems to be dancing on a wire of his own narcissistic construction, oblivious to the maw that gapes below him. I pray that he doesn’t fall off."

24/3/09 6:47 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

....sorry. not my daddy. not eligible to run in the 1st place.

24/3/09 6:52 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

hmmm.

I saw "Man on a Wire" and didn't think Petit was any different than any other glory seeking performer or sports figure. There's an element of the trickster there.

Narcissism is something different than this. It's the preening and self centeredness with nothing whatsoever to back it up. Petit's stunt is difference, risk of death and discovery by authorities back it up.

His skill wire walking is really not that great compared to what people are doing today. I learned to walk in about a week, although I have never walked high lines.

The same things are said about climbers, mountaineers and other high risk sports when they fall or get injured "why didn't they think of others". The answer is because it's not about others.

It's a selfish pursuit and it has selfish rewards and I think that this is just fine, really. I love to climb, and I also walk lines from time to time and if I fall and die it does not have anything to do with anyone else. It's just a risk I chose. The same thing could happen to you in traffic.

24/3/09 8:37 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

I did think Petit was a nitwit though. But lots in the limelight are that way in one way or another, even the very best of the best.

24/3/09 8:39 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

You folks maybe have no idea how many times these questions are hashed and rehashed on climbing forums... Of the many who participate in such activities, different levels of risk are accepted by different people. Unlike public perception of "narcissism" or "ego gratification" or "death wish" it's most often a "life wish". It lends itself to moments of feeling intensively and incredibly alive. The price paid for the reward is the real risk. It can become an addiction too.

24/3/09 8:48 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

So I guess I'm saying I find the comparison very bad. Petit risks primarily no one but himself for selfish reasons.

Politicians and the greedy thieves they work with do everything in their power to apply the risk to others, meanwhile shielding themselves.

That's why politicians are narcissists. Circus performers and the like should not be lumped in the same category.

24/3/09 8:54 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

One more thing...

There's not doubt Petit was an egotist and exhibitionist. I'd say he is in the minority. Most who do such things do it alone, with no one watching, and word gets out usually only among the community of such who participate that an amazing event has taken place. There are much easier ways to achieve fame. Those who are compelled to do such things should not be envied. It can be a curse. Petit's stunt's greatness is only because it was such a great heist. Others can and do much greater feats on wires.

24/3/09 9:02 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Maybe that's the real parallel the author was trying to make...

The great heists of Obama and Petit.

24/3/09 9:15 AM  
Blogger m.p.k said...

Petit, a moderately talented outsider and an exhibitionist sneaks into the towers whose destruction is imminent yet unrelated to his act... and dances on a wire.

Obama, a moderately talented outsider sneaks into the establishment, wins the election game, draws the same kind of attention.

Is the destruction of the established order also imminent but also ultimately unrelated to this heist?

I think it's too much power attributed to just one man. If it's going down, its going down anyway.

24/3/09 9:20 AM  
Blogger chrispito said...

i really loved that movie. i cried when i learned he left his friends behind. that bothered me so much that they supported him in the way they did only to be tossed aside.

24/3/09 9:26 AM  
Blogger chiron said...

Then the analogy Chrispito, holds better than expected. ;)

24/3/09 10:58 AM  
Anonymous duCan said...

Jewel you are so right:

'Who is this person?' I started coming to RU when JM was writing about the Nodes back in 2007.

JM, I love you just the way you are.

Chris & chiron, It is always sad when friends are tossed aside.

24/3/09 11:07 AM  
Anonymous duCan said...

JM, a few posts back you coined this phrase:

'Lost in imagination, spirit unbottled.' - is a trillion dollar description of Pisces:)

24/3/09 11:27 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Oh, eet was zo beauteefool to zee heem high above us.

That says it.

Why else spend an enormous amount of taxpayer dollars to fly himself and his entourage out to Hollywood, just so he could claim to be the first President ever to appear on the “Tonight Show?”

And that doesn't bother the public? No wonder we're here.

Obama, a moderately talented outsider sneaks into the establishment, wins the election game, draws the same kind of attention.

Is the destruction of the established order also imminent but also ultimately unrelated to this heist?

I think it's too much power attributed to just one man. If it's going down, its going down anyway.


Bravo, mpk! Very interesting about your status quo destruction parallel.

24/3/09 1:52 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It's so fascinating that the subject of narcissism has come up just as the Sun went into Aries. It's important in relation to the Venus retro... self-love. This is a subject of major interest to me.

I'm not sure what the classic definition is in psychiatric terms and maybe jewel can help us out there.

But Aries and the SN in the 1st (Obama) are associated with this trait, in many degrees. Not all exhibit the characteristics, of course.

In some cases like mine, with a SN7 and Aries rising I need to become more narcissistic, which I see as simply being fascinated by and absorbed with one's self. In my case I have been that way with the other and need to look at my own reflection.

But when it goes wrong it can interfere with relationship development and in the extreme, cause dangerous behavior. A typical example is an Aries I know who is obsessed with his body, works out all the time, and stares at it all the other times. He's now covered his upper torso with tattoos, so it's getting out of control, since he's ruined his beautiful skin.

It takes many forms and I have an opinion about obama's condition coming up next. Remember that Uranus in Aries is coming when the urge should be increased, but everywhere, as more people want to see and get to know themselves.

When Narcissus discovers his reflection, there is an almost innocent falling in love, which is at the core. But then it takes the circuitous route everything takes to the point of being pathologically dangerous.

The fixation of the people on obama is unhealthy and I think it's going to drive us to ourselves in a little bit of time. We're on this planet, too. We have to get to the point where he isn't the constant constant focus of everyone's lives. That has to do with his undeveloped Leo, as well, outside of narcissism. A narcissist doesn't need an audience, so the trapping of the public in watching his every move as if their lives depended on them is another problem. More in a moment.

All NN1s have the capacity to be narcissistic in a healthy way as they stay in the falling in love stage, if they're lucky enough to encounter their "real" reflection away from everyone.

It's a selfish pursuit and it has selfish rewards and I think that this is just fine, really,

Spoken by mpk, a NN1, and he's right. Implicating others is the problem.

I love you, too, duCan, and what you said is amazing on the heels of an event that happened to me a few days ago.

24/3/09 2:21 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The country's parental attachment to the president is going to come to an end as I've repeated many times. It's at a crippling stage now, and already I'm losing my appetite for even discussing it with the fawning people, but I will until it's over. I think.

It's a dizzying back and forth as they go from expecting them to take care of their troubles and bring home the bacon, or they put him in the child role and say how much we have to help him as if he's in trouble. Help him? I thought he was the strong leader. Neptunian pity is involved. So it portrays some psychological disturbance in American society, and I don't think any intelligent person can deny that. The schizo thing related to Uranus and Neptune. It will likely increase now as it's ending, and it will be difficult for the people to see how trapped they are in the mesmerization. It serves the purpose, though, of getting them free at the Saturn-Uranus opposition in Aries-Libra, and the transit thereafter.

There is too much to do to stay trapped, but the tightness of the trap now, will give the spring to the cardinal active years ahead, well beyond this man's term. Growing away from dependency on him is paramount.

I probably should do an entry on this.

24/3/09 2:37 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The country has been on a bi-polar swing since 9-11, indicating that the anti-depressants are losing their effect. Bush was at 90% popularity then went down to 25% or so, with an obsession all the way. Now it's back up to 70% and the obsession continues. People are profoundly confused and the two presidents are connected, representing the parental axis. I will elaborate soon. It's interesting.

We could be coming down from a drug high, and I hope that's the case. But folks aren't quite ready for unadorned reality. The void in leadership is hard to look at. Many won't be able to, but enough will, I also hope.

Most people are still glaring at CNN for an interpretation of life. I despair when I realize I might not see a downturn in that. The whole thing is serious to me, and I'd like to do something.

People are dying to "help" the man. That's not the treatment. Helping ourselves is the answer. Stop the bleeding.

24/3/09 3:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

As I've said, those of you who want to follow are always free to do so, and you know that. So there's no problem there.

The moon is in Pisces again and here go the word games, with tonight's show included. The state of the collapsing union address was under a Pisces moon. I wonder why. Do we like being confused?

Obama has lots of great words in that well written OpEd. But where are the actions that support those shiny words?

Unless Obama walks the talk on this, and there is no sign that intends to do so, the world will not take him seriously.


And lizard sees it like I do...

the illusion of Obama--and the mists of rhetoric he shrouds his persona with--is a shared national hallucination that must end. the surreal step of visiting Jay Leno is a clear indication Obama knows his holographic projection is sometimes faulty, and that the more perceptive members of the herd are starting to formulate tough questions that are sure to have uncomfortable answers if pressed.

The thing here and now is Saturn in Virgo trying like mad to get us to use our critical faculties. The Leno game was beyond belief. A world leader? How low we've sunk.

And mpk says it well ...

Politicians and the greedy thieves they work with do everything in their power to apply the risk to others, meanwhile shielding themselves.

In other words, they're cowards. We could look at our own courage for a refreshing change.

24/3/09 3:38 PM  
Anonymous duCan said...

And mpk says it well ...

'Politicians and the greedy thieves they work with do everything in their power to apply the risk to others, meanwhile shielding themselves.'

Here is an example of the above comment at work right now mpk & JM.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday offered a raft of incentives for private investors to help rid banks of up to $1 trillion in toxic assets that plunged the world economy into crisis.

CRITICS SEE INVESTORS FAVORED OVER TAXPAYERS.
Nobel Prize-winning economist, Paul Krugman slammed Geithner's plan in his Monday column, that the incentives meant investors could profit if asset values increase but "walk away" if they fall.

24/3/09 4:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Not only that, duCan, but he's backtracking on the CEO bonuses. That's expected to be stated tonight as he covers for Wall Street. Remember that Wall Street was the largest contributor to his presidency. He is obligated. No choice.

Saturn in Capricorn. Status within the system. Approval of the establishment.

I don't see the taxpayers power increasing until later in the Pluto transit. I think it will get worse at first, but eventually correct.

24/3/09 4:23 PM  
Blogger jm said...

He's their perfect front man and unfortunately the people are making it easy by the blind following. He opens his mouth to speak and the people become statues, forgetting their agitation. Perfect for the investors as they continue to work behind the scenes.

I imagine that when Pluto really delivers his blows, the people will be ready as well, but that will be awhile, since the people are also guilty in this scam and need to realize that. Might not happen. As I said earlier, who says there's radical transformation coming? Maybe, maybe not. Change happens all the time anyway. Apropos of the situation and time.

Could we be fabricating this drama? Will our little lives continue pretty much as is? We'll see.

24/3/09 4:32 PM  
Blogger jm said...

It doesn't matter what he does or doesn't do. Really. There are greater forces at work and it will work itself out. Follow him if you want. Don't if you don't. It shouldn't be all that hard.

24/3/09 5:04 PM  
Blogger chiron said...

Maybe your right Jm. But has anyone noticed that the cost of the AIG bonuses equals roughly the amount of money spent on the inauguration?

24/3/09 8:09 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I didn't notice that, chiron. Counting hurts these days. Makes no cents!

25/3/09 1:24 AM  
Anonymous Jewel said...

"Could we be fabricating this drama? Will our little lives continue pretty much as is? We'll see."

Funny you should ask that. I ask that of myself,as well. Gregg Braden says that, collectively, we can change things with our intention. That works sometimes - and - then - other times - not so much.

One might ask, "Who would you be without your story," but when one perceives recklessness, destruction and mean spiritedness - it hurts - a lot.

Yes, I know. When one is at peace, all the rest is "stuff." But I'm not there, yet.

Since we've entertained the idea of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, I started to do a little research. I found lists, thesis, reams of fascinating material. Also, a wonderful blog called "The Narcissist Continuum" by CZBZ. CZ has a lovely sensibility; her articles span the gamut from healthy narcissism, to destructive love patterns, to narcissistic personality disorder to malignant narcissism. Really nicely written articles.

As time goes by, I can share more on this fascinating topic - if there's interest.

25/3/09 9:02 PM  
Blogger jm said...

There's interest.

I don't think we can consciously change evolution at this point, and I'm not sure we'd want to. However, I think we're doing in subconsciously from inner guidance. I think we worry too much rather than live fully as we go with the whole spectrum of experience.

The mean-spiritedness is disturbing and I'm trying to live next to it, because it's a given. It's supposed to be there, and it teaches us how to develop morality, and to maintain it.

I remember a neighbor I had who was as mean as can be, and one night at midnight, I went to the grocery store in tears. I opened up to the checker and she was wonderful.
"Some people are mean-spirited she said."
"What do we do?" I asked.
"Live beside them," she answered and I knew she was right.

The neighbor improved after that and eventually moved, but that was a turning point for me.

25/3/09 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Jewel said...

The full catastrophe of life. Being okay with all of it.

Thank you.

25/3/09 10:45 PM  
Blogger ∙ìℓℓυsìσиìsтα [s.s.ህ]∙ said...

you just made my day :) thank you

26/3/09 8:01 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Thanks for the comment illusionista.

Jewel, I love this. I don't think I've ever heard it expressed so well:

The full catastrophe of life

It takes knowledge to understand that one. Rare.

26/3/09 3:00 PM  

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