WAKING UP JESUS
The ongoing story of Jesus waking up in Chicago, in the body of an agnostic writer,
who is nothing like the Son of God the right-wing Christians watching him expected.
You are welcome to share my work with a link bank... keep getting asked this...
Last time I was here, I told them I would not lead a revolution, that I was there to spread heresy. The crowds thinned. The day they killed me, I marched alone... This time I have returned to find Romes Soldiers Sleeping, content they have killed off the Troublesome Jew. I was surprised how bloody the Indiana boy became as my sword fell again and again ....
In the years since this story began in 2007, my secret fame has spread out from the halls of power that kept me secret all these years, as they waited for the Christ to finally wake up...
I try to imagine their anticipation.
Remember a dream I had in my twenties about running thru Chicago screaming that Christ was coming back, and man oh man was I happy... a cloud came through the middle of the skyscrapers above me, in the thin strip of blue above Dowtown State street, and I expected to see Christ... instead, just a bunch of musicians painted up like Ziggy stardust.
I surprised my keepers. They thought they had me figured out from the Bible. If that book could have told you everything, there would be no need at all for me.
Jesus: "I have become Known across this planet as a dangerous man with a growing force of hidden followers who value my orders more than life itself. A prophet of war. Once and future King in a court of shadows. Life and death in my hands every damn day. I ROAR, your most mighty shit themselves and run. I make myself a known threat, so I can try to negotiate what otherwise requires bullets and blood. I am here to free the enslaved in body and mind. I cannot be defeated. When the Will of God and The WILL OF THE PEOPLE ARE ONE, NO FORCE ON EARTH CAN STOP US!"
Friday, November 05, 2010
Certainly this is the Zeitgeist of AngeR.. & the political parties aS CULTS.
There is a backlash now against the anger itself... people like John Stewart, who rightly say try to work this out and keep the rhetoric civil or we are going to get nowhere, are totally right. However, to argue that the anger itself is the problem is is kind of like telling someone to get over having being raped and play nice with their rapist. Ugh… there, I did it, dropped into my usual ‘dozen’s’ with people who I am trying to iron a thought out with — NOT FIGHT.
How can we not be absolutely disgusted right now. We are afraid. Deep in our souls we are afraid that the world around us is disintegrating. All of the scientific signs are aligned and they point to disasters. The population is now spinning out of control. Soon there will be too many rats in the cages. Resources limited to the brazen and brutal.
Mankind looks at his own demise and does not have the heart to just kill off most of the planets humans and put the rest on birth control... and some science says this is the only way.
Would you fall on your sword for your planet? Could a religion of suicide sweep the planet? I can barely let my mind ponder the hugeness of the question. Feel like I did when I was a kid and thought about a nuclear war, what I would do... and while I had a fantasy escape plan, I really wanted to go out in the first wave. Fuck dying slowly in the aftermath.
I cannot believe anyone thinks such thoughts... but they do. And since they do, I must too... I have to immerse myself in what they do to open a dialog that starts with THIS IS THE CRISES that must be dealt with NOW, not when it is too late. Many will be watching this world, discussing the ultimate solutions, preparing for the Praxis, the moment of no return... they they should probably never let us reach.
What will we do, oh humans? Someone else has decided that as long as they can live a comfortable life, they do not want to give it up if they do not have to... and it is that simple with them, no matter how complex their relationship really is with the problem. They must not be allowed to make the decision. This is why I wrote from the start, that America needs a revolution from the bottom up. Our politicians, even those with the largest hearts, cannot get done what needs to be done to fix an economy that is out-dated, basically unfair, and being controlled by psychopathic seeming stock traders and bankers ( I am not naive enough to know they are not all psychopaths... a lot of them work the system because 'the money was there.' The later are more dangerous, because they think they are not at fault merely because they have rationalized that they are not at fault -- this is why they must be stopped... and I mean stopped... from the illegal trading they are doing with their computers, which buy and sell just to push the price around and make money, and sometimes destroy the credibility of good businesses, just to make a profit from each other, commissions, etc...)
I wonder at this point in this dense essay if anyone is still reading.... some surely... most, no. I should not be surprised that I often throw people with my writing. I am always a little dismayed when I hear from someone that they do not understand my writing... I consider that my fault mostly. I want to be clear. I do not want to make being clever get in between communicating the thought that drives 'whatever' prose I am writing at any given time.
More difficult to communicate with are those whom I just have no patience for, and probably have no patience for me, when it comes down to our politics. I am pretty sure I know what I believe politically, but that does not always steer me through the politics of this country, because it operates quite differently than I think it should. I see the hatred of each other out there, the demoization of the idea of socialization of a society, though we all cherish what little bit of socialized shit we have been able to squeeze out of our gov, like social security, unemployment, enviornmental protections, national parks, etc... We value these things... and they are vital. Only crazy ass fools think we should get rid of this shit.
We need laws. There are criminals of every variance out there... in all walks of life. The federal goverment does these things, or is supposed to. Right now they are all about getting nothing done. The two sides are basically boiling down to selfish bastards and Haters banding together to tell themselves they are right; the cult of the party is complete, no matter what they do, THEIR LOYAL followers figured there was no other game in town, and if they refused to play...
Well, all the rationalizations that sell outs make as they climb through the slimy sewers of power... the bowels of business stench reeks from them... I have to pity them and offer them an alternative. The politicians who go over into believing in a cut throat, back-ward way of taking humanity further and further down psycho paths where a few decide who is worthy to live and die... they declare them 'non producers and do away with them.... I cannot stand any political viewpoint that does not start from the idea of equality.
And I mean real equality. I do not believe a few should be rewarded for contributing whatever, while others, less capable to function in the present system, must live in squalor. There is a hell of a lot of money in this country. Enough that the richest twelve or so could give 250K to every couple in the country. Can you imagine how much better that would make everyones lives? Is the pathetic largess of a few really worth continuing on our present path? Are they really worth keeping all the rest of us in near poverty? How quickly the people would rise up on that money. New business would flourish, people would have money to start out with, to make more money off ot. Gov. controls could make sure that some is invested for later, etc... This could be done very easily in China, I suppose. And other countries. Well, not that easy, really.
Castro paid his entire life for kicking out the capitalists and saying he knew better. He did know better, too. Don't kid yourself. He made the usual mistakes that someone who lives their entire life at war will make.
How can we do this here???? The best way would be for these people to find the heart to understand why this is vital to the planet, our country, and fair... Whether they believe they have a souls journey to consider, or a legacy that will make their names admired for the eons? Who knows? Maybe that kid of influx of money could be used to uplift the entire world. I would think. We would be suddenly consuming a lot of their goods.
There are only two ways for the USA to make these kind of drastic changes -- where they would use force, if necessary, to straighten out the mess that is the united states, and return to most of the ideals of the founding fathers, without ignoring that times change, knowledge grows, and this world has complex questions that this document was not meant to address ( People change their constituions throughout time. We have. Other countries have thrown them out altogether. i see nothing wrong with adding to the document... or limiting parts of it, as we have, when it comes to free press and our mild censorship here in the states (rightly so on issues like child porn, etc..). One would be a cabal of military folk who just seize power through brute force, and the other would be an overwhelming push from the bottom.
The push from the bottom will of course be much more bloody than a coup. The push from the bottom would be like the worst of the French Revolution. Blood taken, rich killed off in jealous rage by a beaten down masses with nothing left to lose. Make enough people homeless and a savior with an AK-47 will rise. A horror. I could not imagine exactly how this would morph into a new government... maybe it could. Maybe the press would come in and follow the doing of the peoples heroes... but in the states, we do not agree enough to do this, either. The right and left illusion that traps most people into thinking they are winning and losing along with their politicians...
You would need a majority to agree on this fundamental change...
We are trying to Iron Out our Differences and reach Common Ground. This is what we hear. The problem is, a rapist will not be reasoned with… (whoops, did it again).
And then… I absolutly agree with you. I am almost invariable polite and agreeable, and down right friendly in real life. I drove cab for fifteen years and if I know anything, it is how to say hi to people in a way that they find warm, and respond in kind. I live in Chicago, in East Roger’s Park, and walk a siberien Husky who looks like a wolf, and scares like one. So I have to explain to everyone that she is a nice dog, to be polite. We exchange chit-chat or hellos. Makes the neighborhood friendlier. I call it social karma in expansive moods… The point is that we hate to each others enemies. Much better to make a friend. However, one of the primary way two humans bond, is to find a common enemy. We want people with the same ethics, who fear and like what we do, so this easy…
This is hardly the best way for humans to bond, just a left-over from football where they wanted to destroy the other team, or a salesman fighting for territory… etc. Everyone wants to think they are some kind of warrior in an epic battle, or at least a temporary, fleeting battle that has clear cut winners and losers.
I would like to know how to get beyond this… but I find that there is no way there when I seek out the common ground.. and if they will not meet me half way, I must take it.