Silence No More: My Message to Humanity

Emma SIlk

Image: Emma Silk

“One love, one heart, one destiny.”

Bob Marley


I have been busy the last few days working on chapters for the book, along with just a general need to distance myself from Social Media a bit. It seems no matter how busy I keep myself, or how much distance there is between me and another Soul, I still feel it, my mind still thinks about it.

I can’t describe it other than a hole in my chest, a pain, an ache like nothing I have felt before, as if humanity, the collective unconscious itself, has been blasted wide open and mortally wounded.

I am referring to Paris, and the pain caused by the mass murders that took place.

The pain I am feeling is not just for the lives lost, may all those Souls find rest on the other side; this pain is for the division these acts have created, for the hatred, and anger that has been brought to the surface.

We live in a volatile world, full of tension and tempers, ignorance and indifference.

We have no compassion for our fellow man, we are nothing without compassion. This entire experience is nothing, it is pointless, eventless, and without lesson if we have no compassion.

I have my own ideas about the reason for the attack, but the reasoning doesn’t matter right now, what matters is unity, what matters is how well we see through the illusions that are being created by our politicians and media.

We need to approach our world as we approach our craft, by questioning everything.

A war has erupted on Twitter and Fb because of the whole “Pray for Paris” hashtags, the profile filter and memes. It didn’t take long for such a horrific event to cause division among the masses, because let’s face it, everyone is searching for reasons to be offended.

We have one group saying, “You don’t need to pray for Paris, you need to fight. You need to stand up for what is right.”

On the other hand, we have the PFP people who are feeling ganged up on, like their voices don’t matter, and their thoughts (intentions) mean nothing, which is leading to religious debates sprouting up all over the place.

If people want to Pray for Paris, let them. Yes, I agree that we need to take a stand, and fight back against the system, but to deny people the comfort of prayer in a dark time like this seems a bit ridiculous to me.

Is that prayer harming you? Is that prayer interfering with the investigation? Is that prayer anything other than sending good intentions to those affected?

People are so against the word prayer because they are so against religion, but religion didn’t fire those guns, religion didn’t take those lives, religion didn’t make them do it.

People with their own free will took those lives.

They may be using religion as a ploy, as a mask to wear, as a poor excuse to carry out their truly sadistic desires, but religion did not kill those people. Do you not see this is all part of the plan?

Let’s put a different spin on this: There is an estimated 1.3 billion Christians worldwide, and an estimated 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide, if religion truly, and I mean truly were the issue, then they would all be murderers.

I am aware of the oppression in predominantly Muslim countries, and I am not denying those facts. I am also not denying the Christian-Right and their cries of religious intolerance over every damn thing. I am, however, playing Devil’s Advocate, and simply trying to point out that religion is not necessarily the problem.

I AM anti-religion, but I am pro-individual; if someone wishes to follow, or practice a religion that is in their right to do so. It is when we start to venture into extremism that we begin to have problems, so please let us not confuse the two.

We do not judge all Christians based on the acts of the Westboro Baptist Church or the FLDS, so why should we judge all Muslims based on the acts of a terrorist group? Generalizations have never helped any situation, groups of people, or social issue, so let’s stop mass stereotyping.

The PFP movement, for lack of a better term, is to show support and solidarity for a city that was shook by violence.

I am aware of the atrocities committed in other parts of the world such as the attacks on Beirut, Kenya, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq, all within days of the Paris attack. It seems that society pays more attention when terror hits the Western world.

Irony at its finest seeing how the Western world terrorizes everyone else, but when it is returned, society loses their collective minds.

All lives matter. My life here in the West matters as much as a Woman, Man or child living in a remote village in Africa, India or any other place in this world. My life matters as much as a Woman being stoned to death for being raped. My life matters as much as the migrant seeking refuge from war. My life matters as much as the black man being murdered by the hands of those meant to protect us.

I feel for every Soul suffering, and I know they are no different than me, and if circumstances had been slightly different, I could have been dealt a completely different hand of cards; a life where I would truly know the definition of oppression because so far I have only had a small taste compared to the majority of my fellow man.

Every act of terror, on any scale, no matter who it is committed by is an unacceptable act, and if we remain silent during these times, it is as if we are compliant; it’s as if we are rolling over and accepting our fate.

I will not accept this fate, not for myself, and certainly not for humanity.

As for the profile filters on Fb, who cares. I mean, really, who cares? This has turned into the ‘red cup’ issue of this week. If there was no filter made available to show unity with Paris like there was one created to show unity for same sex marriage then people would cry out and be in an uproar over that.

Start addressing the real issues here, begin to see through the illusions that are being created, and start to unite with your fellow man. We have more similarities than we do differences, it’s time to start building the foundation of our ascension as a planet on those similarities, and rise up.

We are better than this current situation we have found ourselves in.

As a unit we can defeat those who wish to destroy us, we can fight back against our oppressors; only as one unit can we really dive into hidden knowledge, only as one unit can we win this war.

I am sure many will not agree with some of the things said in this post, the truth hurts, and it is indeed a hard pill to swallow.

Stop being offended over prayer, and filters, and start getting angry, allow that anger to become rage, justified rage, and then channel it; we are being dragged into a systematic war, a war where our lives don’t matter.

Now that’s something you should be offended over.

Rant: Kim Davis, Willful Ignorance, and Hypocrisy

Anca Mitroi

Image: Anca Mitroi

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

Isaac Asimov


I have been chomping at the bit to say my piece about the now notorious Kim Davis, the Rowan County (Kentucky) clerk who refused to hand out marriage certificates to same sex couples using the excuse of religious freedom, and that she “didn’t want the wrath of God to be put on her” and “she doesn’t want to go to Hell”. Meanwhile she has been married 4 times, so that is 3 failed marriages, and has two children out of wedlock; shouldn’t point fingers with dirty hands, Mrs. Davis.

I try not to pay too much attention to the conservative Christians these days, they are of abundance and I avoid them like the plague; their ignorance alone makes me want leave this planet and relocate somewhere with no religion, with no humans, actually.

I have decided to write about this issue because whenever politicians get involved I pay attention. Since I was a child politics and philosophy have been passions of mine. I especially love having debates, not just about the politicians themselves but the issues at hand, and how socioeconomic status is everything in this world. Illusions, all of it but fascinating to me nonetheless.

Democracy was a shit show in Rome, and it is (at times) a shit show now. Instead of battling it out in some bloody war (literal or metaphorical because they knew how to debate (or blackmail) their counsel) on the sands and pebbles of Ancient Rome, our politicians battle it out on the mainstream, and social media platforms with no filters, no class, and no fucking clue about what the everyday American is facing, or cares about. They no longer keep their craziness hidden, it appears to be on display for all to see. Politicians are owned puppets, and for the love of all that is holy and unholy I hope that people pay attention to Bernie Sanders and the things that man has to say because he is our ticket out of this mess.

I really want to know when it became ok for our politicians to jump in and save a woman who defied Federal Law and are calling her a hero because she was “victim to Christian persecution” (Mike Huckabee). Even the right wing militia group known as the “Oath keepers” have been “Deployed” to protect Mrs. Davis.

Man, imagine if there were an armed group of Satanists going to protect someone. Would law enforcement then jump in? Since when is it ok to have a rogue, armed militia running around with guns? Oh, because, ‘Merica.

There have even been comparisons made between Davis and Rosa Parks, and that is just an insult to Parks. I’m not even going to go there.

I know that myself, and many of you do not take the GOP seriously, and WE can laugh it off, the problem is there are millions of people out there who cannot. There are millions of people out there who lack critical thinking skills, and any ability to think rationally or logically.

The media force feeds the lies to the masses in heaping piles of bullshit.

The Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that same sex marriage is law (which should have never been illegal or an issue to begin with, but, as always, “religion”). In case anyone is confused as to what this means, let me break it down for you: SCOTUS is the law of this land.

Period.

Let’s not mention the fact that she (Davis) works for the Government, as a county clerk she is their employee, essentially. It does not matter though if she is, or is not an employee of the Government, she defied Federal Law.

What if a Muslim defied Federal Law, any Federal Law in protest of his/her religion, would it play out the same? What if a Witch, Atheist, Pagan, Heathen, Druid etc. etc. did the same, what would be the outcome then? Why is it only Christians defying laws in the name of religious rights?

Let’s ask that again…

WHY IS IT ONLY CHRISTIANS DEFYING LAWS IN THE NAME OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS?

As Americans we have the freedom to worship (or not worship) as we wish, hundreds of millions of people in this world are not afforded such a luxury; Christians are granted so many luxuries, but they still scream about how they are persecuted.

Correct me if I am wrong here but, when I look around at the issues we are facing as a country, even the world, and the real persecutions going on, the real finger pointing and judgments are all coming from the Christian arena. I enjoy very much how Conservative Christians say that Islamic extremists are the real threat to America but they don’t want to address the extremism of the Westboro Baptist Church, or tea partiers like Cruz, Huckabee, Rubio, Paul (more libertarian)  and Ryan because “God”. Duh.

I guess it’s just their God? Man, he sounds like a real dick.

Ignorance is one thing, it is the root of a lot of our country’s problems but willful ignorance is far worse.

When you decide you do not want to think outside of the box, and are not willing to adjust your mentality, or perception to the changing world, we have a problem as a collective unit. I am not suggesting that people give up their religion, their belief or anything of the sort; that is not my place to do so, again we are free to worship as we wish, but we need to remove religion from Government.

We need to remove the divisions created by religion, and the lies that have been told. It is passed time that people realize the bible is an allegory, it is a book of stories based on Pagan traditions, and Babylonian, Sumerian and Egyptian historical figures, written by a King and translated by many; it is not the “Word of God”.

Let’s not even mention how many versions of the bible existed before the New Testament. I will link you to some really good resources at the end, in case you ever want to throw verses in a Christian’s face.

You have to fight fire with fire, right?

The homosexual couples who went to that clerk’s office to get their marriage certificates and were denied are just as American as Mrs. Davis is, regardless of how stupid, closed minded or insane she may be; this fact was and is missed by Davis and many others like her. They want to scream patriotism but only when it is in their favor, only when it is in the name of their God.

You have the right to free speech but you must face the consequences of your words, and actions. You have the right to worship as you wish, but not when it infringes on another, and definitely not in defiance of Federal Law. You have lots of rights, Mrs. Davis but you forgot that so does every other American.

How Christian like to be so goddamned hateful, judgmental, and selfish.

Resources for further exploration:

http://www.nobeliefs.com/DarkBible/darkbible2.htm

http://www.greatsite.com/timeline-english-bible-history/