Monday, April 26, 2021

Snake Oil

 Whether or not the snake oil (vaccine) works, the distribution of the snake oil will be used as a wedge to separate the resources of the land from the people who live there. The United States of America does not give anything away for free.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021

No, I'm not that anymore

I am not a construction worker, that's long gone from my body's abilities.

I am not your tech guy anymore, it's been 20 years since I've worked doing that.

I am not your photographer anymore, that failed 13 years ago.

I am not a gamer anymore, can't even do board games and feel good.

I am not a socialite either, dancing has been taken from us by the powers that be.

There is not much more I want to do. I'll be a gardener, conversing with the plants and animals of the yard, making peace with Mother Earth. I'll soon be joining the rocks and soil, to never be seen again. 

Do not cry for me when I'm gone. I never was really here. It is all illusion, the pain, sorrow, happiness, pleasure; all a mindscape of consciousness. You can believe what you want to believe, but no one has shown me anything that would indicate there is anything else. There are only beliefs that 'feel' good or bad, and all of them are illusion.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Capitalism's Failure

Capitalism cannot exist within the framework of an equitable economic system. Capitalism will destroy all equity because there is always someone willing to take more than their share for a perceived cleverness or "right" to take more. This false perception, this idea that they are somehow more clever or "worth" more will destroy all life on planet Earth as it is a mental disease, a construct within the mind of a primitive animal. That false elevated sense of worth is the foundation of all religion, all empire, everything wrong with our world.

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, just because you are very clever does NOT make you worth more. The underlings beneath your status are more "intelligent" as you step on their heads for your elevation. Your bones will rot in the ground, long forgotten, in less than 100,000 years, a brief spark of stupidity that ends the polymer epoch. The next dominant creatures trying to find what happened to us will find polymers everywhere in this layer of Earth. It will be the defining characteristic, not silicone, though there are self deceived dreamers who never see the obvious and will tell you that this is the "Silicone" age. All Silicone is wrapped in plastic as well as everything else, even your metal cans are lined with polymers.

Because of this greed of the clever apes, everything they make is garbage. It is all to be thrown away into massive dumps of unusable trash for the sake of profit/empire. We have become the age of garbage. Everything we make is to be someday thrown in a landfill; wasted, destroyed, all for the sake of the Empire of Money.

The most heinous, hideous waste of "our" natural resources is the use of them for war. Nothing we make for war is ever meant to be reused or recycled. It cannot be, as the use of it destroys the devices/weapons and all around it. It turns the Earth into a wasteland, a toxic garbage dump.

"Love lost, such a cost,
Give me things
that don't get lost.
Like a coin that won't get tossed
Rolling home to you."
-Neil Young

Friday, January 1, 2021

The words of Sardior

Dragonisms:
  1. Whatever path you take, you are on the Dragon Path.
  2. If you think you are not Dragon, think again.
  3. Dragon says: Breathe Deep!
  4. If Dragon likes being naked, Dragon will be born that way.
  5. Quarrel not with Dragon, for thou art crunchy and tasty with catsup, and will soon become Dragon.
  6. It is futile to take from Dragon that which Dragon does not give. (See #5)
  7. Only dancing Dragons should ever carry a sword or drive a car.
  8. Better a Dragon with a flaw than a warthog with lipstick.
  9. Dragon says, "Read to me for there is time to learn", and ignorance and loneliness are swept from two.
  10. Dragon conserves energy to win battlefields and love by its prudent use.
  11. Flinging Dragon Dung? Expect to eat some too.
  12. Dragon says: Think not of the power of the oppressor for that will overwhelm. Think of how you have given power and then weaken them. 
  13. Dragon says: Place a dragon upon a pedestal and call them good, and you have thrown another into the pits of hell and called them evil. For, good and evil are but two sides of the same coin.
  14. Dragon says: It is better to step sideways and let the buffoon trip on itself with a little snag. that may have been left there. I don't remember, I don't recall.
  15. Dragon says: All life is on borrowed time. Some steal time from others. Some throw time away in petty anger. All are borrowing it from the universe and soon the universe will collect.
  16. Dragon says: That which a dragon fights most vehemently against is what dragon becomes. 
  17. Dragon Says: Beliefs are best kept, quiet. After all, they are all lies.
     

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Shaking Off The Fear

It is cold and wet. Stellar's Jays are not going far from their home in the tree tops and just a few came to eat at the feeders today. Haven't seen my crows either. Very cold and no let-up of the rain. I'll be keeping an eye out for the crows and feed them when I see them.

I know I anthropomorphize in the descriptions of my avian friends. I don't think it's a sin. It is the only way I can describe to my human friends what I am observing in my avian friends. I do try to adopt the view as a different species than human and do my best to have no judgments.  

That said, I do have an attitude towards one jay who seems to feel it necessary to "alarm" squawk at me all the time. I have been scolding that one whenever they're around squawking at me. There has been benefits to my scolding them. That one is quieting down a bit. Especially when they find that I still give them peanuts.

Penelope continues to say thank you, as well as a couple of others. There's one who flies to the feeder, never touching down and takes a peanut out of the tuna can while hovering for just a fraction of a second and is gone in a heartbeat. So many different personalities and styles of motion.

Young Stellar's Jay
One thing I have seen consistently is in the younger ones: shivering, fluffing up their feathers just before they try to get a peanut from the feeder when I'm standing there. I think it is a process of mind that allows them to shake off the fear of coming that close to such a huge beast as me. They always do it just before attempting to fly to the feeder.

And then there is Penelope, who has taken peanuts from my hand. She is the one who thanks me for the peanuts, while on the feeder. It is a strange relationship I have with her. She is the one tossing the smaller peanuts out of the feeder in favor of the larger peanuts. Those are the ones the crows are getting, and probably a squirrel or two.

jay feeder
I have seen my crow take a peanut from the jay feeder. I originally tried to make a squirrel proof feeder for the crows out of some 'found' materials. It wasn't something the crows would be interested in because the branches were very thin, but strong. Jays love it. Jays hop, crows walk, ...and really, are clumsy. And they know their limitations and don't, usually, wind up on something they'll knock down. The usual time they do that is when there is definitely food there and no one is watching. But, I digress...

The crows give in to the jays' demands, jays are tough birds. They give Barred Owls hell often. By feeding my jays the way I'm feeding them I am able to keep them away from our "other" feeding areas. We have some suet cages and a couple other seed feeders around for the variety of birds that come through our world here.

The way I see it, if the crow lets me know he/she=xe is there I distract the jays by filling the tuna can Jay feeder with peanuts. I also fill all the single peanut feeders (4 of them) and walk away. As soon as I leave there is holy pandemonium; all the jays are grabbing a peanut and finding some place to hide it to get another as quickly as possible. There're too many peanuts to go through for them to possibly follow me to the front yard. I drop a handful on the ground in the front yard and walk quickly back watching for jays following me. If I see one I can call them back to the feeders. LOL

In the meantime my crow has put out the call and 3 other crows come down and swiftly take all the peanuts and are gone. It's one of the most fun games I've ever played and the crows and I are playing it against the jays.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Corvids and Feeding Time

 Crows are such a persecuted lot. Humans routinely chase them and harm them for their forays into yards for scraps of food where ever they can find it. 

It was a curious thing to see today when I fed the Stellar's Jays. I have this routine where I fill a small tuna can on the feeder with peanuts and place them in the other single peanut holders. I then walk to the front yard and look to see if my crows are watching. If they make themselves known, I put a handful of peanuts out for them. I do not want the Jays to get used to going to the front yard (or anywhere else for that matter) for food. If my crow sees me xe calls their friends and they quickly pick up the peanuts from the ground before the jays are done fighting in the back yard at the feeders. Well, the crows finished before the jays were done and one crow came back to the jay feeders and was trying to take a peanut from the ground where the jays 'purposefully' dropped the smaller peanuts in favor of the larger ones. As xe was approaching their stance was one of ducking, avoiding being attacked by the jays; this big bird, being scared by the likes of the Stellar's Jays.