This one is gonna piss off Homeland Security…

Pro religion equates to anti spirituality in the post-modern man’s job fair of existence. Not necessarily because of unqualified or dispassionate pontiffs, nor due to a lack of diligence in analyzing ancient writings that provide the “validity of truth” for most of the world’s membership hungry religious organizations; the fallout is a result of the inkling over of “work world” mentalities into our  into our private “worship world.” We have high priest’d the life plans provided to us in an embossed company folder by the bi-weekly hair cut HR gentlemen with crisply pressed socks and we have granted permission to the SOPs and supervisor memos to bastardize every part of our existence.

Initialed, signed, and dated. Good documentation practices.

Why should a business plan equate to a life plan? And how did corporate sponsorship sneak its way up the communion aisle?

The enemy is not the man, but the corporate culture, created from throngs of distrusting, money starved, can’t piss if anyone is looking men who conglomerated and called their sex stench synergy and the solution, all the while double checking each other’s pay hikes and promotions and secretly loathing every success of the guy, or god forbid girl, in the cubicle next door. Corporations represent the death of the human individual and the rise of an invisible and evil one, one with more rights and more money than you and me and a whole hell of a lot more key information regarding what is really going on in this, the year of the depends undergarment 2011.

Sure CEO’s and their company retreats provide forums for collaboration and innovation, but at what cost? How many kinds of detergent and underwear and cell phones do we really need? Imagine what kind of real collaboration could be initiated if bottom lines didn’t exist and company logos didn’t play into high school social hierarchy models. Don’t try to win me over with “the good outweighs the evil” C.S. Lewis lemming response; the problem lies at a much simpler level and a more relevant one. It is the bane of mankind, in these times, of human beings as individuals, because we simply are losing the ability to connect on socio-emotional levels. We are linked into socio-digital communication, and it is destroying our souls.

And it is exactly what THEY want.

“Jimmy had good marks, but I really wish he could pick it up in CCD. You never know what could end up on his college transcript.” What the fuck does that even mean? How can they give a kid an F in religion class?  How can you even teach religion before spirituality? Religion is supposed to be a vehicle for human catharsis, for making sense of the various psychic holes that leaden our boots. Why aren’t the problems presented before the answers? Why do we lie to our kids and promise them a happy ending, Anglo-Christian dream rooted in discipline and belief that it will all work out in the end if we leave it to God and just keep typing away? Why can’t mom and dad tell Jimmy they despise this nonsense just as much as he does?

Because THEY don’t want you to focus on the problems. THEY want you to buy and try and then rebuy. Chase the next thing that will settle the ego warm front driven storms that ravage our contemporary noosphere. Suck down your breath as the card swipes, and gear up for another rat race.

Now serving the body and blood with your #4. Super Sized.

(THEY, by the way= probably you. If you’re a white college grad, or rich, or both, it’s probably you. If you trade in your leased car every year for the latest model, it’s probably you. If you want a nice wife and a house in the suburbs and a burgeoning business, it’s probably you. Even if you haven’t achieved these things yet, the fact you aim for them is creating more problems for the rest of us.)

Consumer culture is criminal, and at the end of all their transactions and facsimiles MONEY is all THEY promote. That is all THEY want. MONEY. MORE MONEY. MORE AND MORE AND MORE MONEY, so they can screw women hotter and tighter than their wives and burn up more gas in bigger cars and build multi-winged estates and train Derby bound Phillies on fresh dirt tracks. The idea of a human being accruing “meaningful” physical items over his/her lifetime is insanity. Western values and culture are off the deep end. We arrive naked and will leave naked, yet we are an incredible miracle in the face of nuclear forces Pixar couldn’t recreate with a bucketful of Owsley Stanley’s finest diethyl methyl’s. Our only transcendence occurs in our mental worlds, which at the present moment are under constant attack from an arsenal of zeitgeists and stimuli that make us crave Sprite with our fries.

The strangest claim I have heard social scientists make is that we live in a social era. The most connected peoples’ in history? What are we connecting ourselves with? Celebrity relationship histories, iPhone updates, Alaskan cruises, what AOL/Time Warner last split at, how big our erect phalluses are? Look at the fabric of your relationships.

Pretty shoddy.

What get’s you through the work day? I am scared to death by the buzzing and hurried young people around me who laugh when I talk about not wanting to finish out my student loans and roll off into the woods to hack stumps with Justin Vernon. Do they really think continuing in this fictitious power pole contest is going to pay off, that Einstein’s universal constant is going to even all this out at the end of the day?

It certainly will keep them distracted.

Christianity is a tool for the wealthy in America, plain and simple. It is the golden, all recompensing eraser. It ensures that the sign of the cross outweighs a federally ordered audit (albeit of a Christian corporation). It prioritizes “family values” far more than inalienable freedoms. It keeps kids going to schools and taking out loans and keenly observing Pops haggle with the car salesman over APR points. It commands that we ignore injustice now in hopes of eternal justice tomorrow. It praises those who max out on their commissions and gives them a pass if they happen to smack their four year old daughters after an all niter of Cuervo.

The church disguises itself as a unifier, when in fact it is no worse off than the boil covered Nazi pig separating the survivors from their gas chambered brothers. They have been publishing books and an infinite string of second editions (much to the delight of university bookstores) regarding your one way ticket to St. Peter’s doorstep for years. If you’re not white, clean cut, taxpaying, church married and corporate ladder climbing, you don’t get into their club. They disguise all this bullshit as hard work and the human spirit. It’s fucking disgusting how a person silently wades into the shallow, piss warm pools of cog-dom.

Sitting at a desk for six years letting your soul slowly dampen your chair is neither honorable nor worthy of consecration.

It is a joke to think that any Christian American in political or financial power could in any way accurately represent the invisible saint of their super ego’s. A total, fucking, joke. These people are nothing like Jesus. They want you to follow their version of him, the one that worked for them (and thus should work for everyone else, duh). They are self righteous assessors of humanity, pensively scrunching to themselves “f I could see the light, then surely they can! Let me see here, yes, yes I’ll write a book about it and form a reformist church pillared by annual dues and DVD sales from the gift shop.”

Beware of their opportunistic nature…

The end of days? Newsflash Walter Cronkite, the apocalypse is here. Happening. Now. Mankind is inhaling resources, the planet earth is badly scarred, and the Christian rich are resembling their Middle Aged crusade wielding kin, except with more influence and nuclear warheads and an impetuous desire to greet their 2012 savior in the true Holy Land. If you’re waiting for things to get worse, there isn’t much further to go. Wake up and smell the bad vibes.

We could become God. We are our own creators. We should become God. But we need to kill him first. We need to destroy the system whose justification stems from thousand year old doctrines and constant, unmovable fear of what the Jones’ are storing up in the rafters of their garage. Religion has always played the role of a mass collector and an organizer and a unifier and was important early in our collective history when no other forces would bring peoples of different races and tribes together. Now we are all born painfully aware of our neighbors, or at least of their status updates. But what about their eccentricities and shortcomings and strangeness and weakness, all variants of our own quirks that represent the real binding forces human beings can relate to? We don’t need broadband connections and ubiquitous obedience and a further stratification of how we socialize, we need honesty and hope and a desire to create a planet that foster’s a man’s mind to identify the incredible coherence and miracle that is life on Earth. And it will not be done through status updates.

Capitalism and religion cannot function properly hand in hand, as each separately was intended to. Once their ideologies are married, the madness ensues.

At some point the willing, and the earnest, are going to be forced to accept the necessity for wildfire. It will not be easy, because foundationally we must all come from a place of love with a motivation to transcend our own minds and that of the collective mind.

But what has to be done has to be done.

My torch burns brightly. Come find me in the dead of night.

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2 Responses to “This one is gonna piss off Homeland Security…”

  1. liveunderarock insane obama Says:

    Kill the nigger and every thing will b better.

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