"Everyone's equalized. See the look in their eyes." --Jawbreaker
"...all men are created equal..." --Preamble to the U.S. Constitution
All "men" are NOT created equal! That line from the preamble to the
United States Constitution is a fuck-up, what the poor dears meant
to say was that all men have equal rights. Too many times there have
been microcephaloids who have taken that to mean that all men have
equal abilities, often followed by a wistful fuzzythink of "if only all men
had equal opportunity, then they would all exhibit equal ability."
Wrong! There has been a philosophical war under way during most
of the 20th century between liberals and conservatives. The
conservatives maintained that breeding (race?) determined character
and ability, while the liberals said a person was solely the product of
their early environment.
Both are only partially correct and therefore both are basically wrong.
Environment does influence how a child develops, but the environment
can only work on what's already there. No touchie-feelie liberal money
pit of a Federal program is ever going to make silk sows out of any
pursed ears. The conservatives are partially correct in that a human
body is limited to the channels of expression hardwired into it at birth,
but they are doubly wrong because not only does environment play
a role in developing what potential's there at birth, but also because
there's much more to a human than mere genetic inheritance.
The missing factor is spiritual. A human being consists of an animal
body inhabited by two spirits. One of the spirits is of a lower type, an
animal mind. In your dog or cat this animal mind sits in the critter's
head and controls the body. Its attention is solely concerned with
bodies, their survival and evolution. A human has one of these animal
minds, but in a human it sits near the solar plexus. The second spirit is
YOU, and sits in or near (just outside) the human body's head. The
reason your animal-mind is at the solar plexus is because you took
over the body's controls at the head!
So what are you? Are you an animal?
Despite the fact that you're busy BEING an animal, you are not one.
What you are: is like a hole in space-time, that glows constantly with
energy and that has immense influence on everything it touches. To
put it in the terms used by the ancients: you are a (small gee) god.
Due to the influence of the middle-eastern (Judeo-Christian, Moslem)
religions on modern culture, this statement would need to be
rephrased for moderns: you are a piece of God, one of God's many
"Yuck!!!" you might yell at the top of your lungs, "You used the G-word!"
I don't blame you one bit. The Judeo-Christian concept of God is
moronic, insulting and demoralizing (if God is everything and men are
nothing and the Lord is our shepherd, then are we nothing more than
domestic animals? Fuck that noise!). But I don't know how else to get
across the idea that each individual human body is operated by an
immortal spirit, who is one of a near-infinite number of such spirits,
each having the ability to directly affect its environment simply by
deciding what that environment will be like -- the sum total of which
decisions have formed the universe around us.
I suppose I should quote Bob Heinlein's attempt to say the same thing:
" 'God split himself into a myriad parts that he might have friends.' This
may not be true, but it sounds good -- and is no sillier than any other
theology." --R.A. Heinlein, from Time Enough For Love
Not bad. It does cover the phenomena that is observed directly by
anyone who is doing spiritual work. For instance, anyone who has
gone out-of-body knows absolutely that they're more than merely a
skin bag full of stinky chemicals. They also notice how easy it is to "be"
someone else, while maintaining their own consciousness throughout
the experience. I'm not going to give tons of examples on this because
it is a digression from the main thrust of this article: that all men are
NOT created equal. Notice that the previous line said "men". All
spirits of our type do seem to possess equal potential. But operating
within this treacherous universe has shaped and partially crippled all
of us. We no longer exhibit our full range of abilities, and what remains
to us varies widely from spirit to spirit.
One way to tell how able a spirit is, is to look at how much physical
space it occupies. Some spirits are little, crushed things while others
(most of us) occupy a little more space. Some spirits are huge. I would
caution anyone who ever encounters such to be careful not to annoy
it. Such a spirit is immensely dangerous. They're also quite rare in our
neighborhood, so not to worry unduly.
But we who wear human bodies vary greatly in our overall power.
Some people are relatively giants. Most are kind of puny. The
percentage of incarnated smaller spirits on Earth seem to have
increased as the human population increased. There are more bodies
to go around, so even the weakest ghosts are incarnating. Back in the
old days when the human population was small, more of the powerful
spirits would take newborn baby bodies and many lesser spirits
present would do without. Not anymore! The human population is
something like 6 billion. That's a lot of bodies, and many of their
owners are frankly pretty second rate.
You don't think so? Look around at all the low-lifeforms inhabiting our
cities, many of them are little better than animals themselves. And yet...
they often yearn for more than the sufficient food & shelter life they
live. Somewhere behind the facade of their human consciousnesses
still exists their real natures only to be barely glimpsed in an awareness
and appreciation of beauty (something an animal can't do). There is
far more to a human than the visible meat and bones, even with the
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