Rabbi Michael Lerner


x

 

This speech was so powerful I felt the need to post it.

Rest in peace to our champion.

God bless this Rabbi.

Free Palestine!

Advertisements

#theworldtocome pt. II


1. Political ideologies are based off interests

2. No one theory or philosophy works (everything is a dogma – my dogma is a purer monotheism)

3. Capitalism as understood in the West is based on an assumption that ownership is sufficient to create a system of prosperous, self-sufficient individuals with protected rights

4. Communism and the USSR echo the same imperialism of the West under its banner of capitalism, international security, democracy and justice

5. Predestination is the belief that all is written/known

6. I have a lot to spill from my soul – for my own personal fulfillment and to perhaps help further social justice (freeing minds and the world)

7. Capitalism does not protect individual rights; it convinces you that you as an individual do not possess the means to attain a level of self-sufficiency, prosperity, peace and happiness.

8. Theism and Atheism have much in common as both seek to control individual behavior by stifling individual freedom through social traditions, customs and taboos, under the premise of either being devoted to God or devoted to the ego (lying about the level of ‘perfection’ human beings are actually capable of).

9. Believing in God does not entail being conservative

10. Socialist-Libertarianism, Liberalism and Monotheism are compatible.

11. Naziism, Communism, Zionism & Wahhabism are all equally fanatic, anti-human, lies.

12. Palestine is under attack by Israel, Saudi Arabia, AIPAC, Jordan Monarchy, Egyptian Fascism & Islamist fundamentalism of wahhabi/salafi persuasion.

13. Egypt fucked up under Naser’s communistic-socialism; moreso under Sadat’s pro-western liberalized capitalist-satilite; under Mubarak’s stale pawn-of-a-government; to Morsi’s mass-minded ignorant spewings of islamo-fascism to Sisi…

14. Sovereignty of all nations is threatened by aforementioned ideologies and their followers.

 

more to come…


when will all the suffering end? when will peace and perfection and all knowledge permeate and allow for justice to reign? when will happiness truth and enlightenment triumph so that we need not suffer any longer? I just want my peace. 


I am not sure if today is meant to be the way it is. If it is, it is extremely strange. This is not the mind state I thought was me, but what I have come to find is that my freedom I miss — the freedom which I was intended to have. Living at home has become burdensome but I understand the timing. I understand it all, I am just hoping that it will unfold correctly. I am with my good friend and musical partner today and it is reminding me of our youth, when all we’d do is spend time together, make music, and enjoy life. That is me. Once the money comes things will be more stable. That is just a cold fact, though it really isn’t that cold if you look at it the right way. Money is not a bad thing, unless of course you don’t like to help society with it at all. Money is a good thing. It allows us to have the freedom to enjoy ourselves and to be a part of a functioning system. As for justice, that is something I’ll never abandon or forget. I can’t. It’s my purpose. I need my happiness and my economy before it all though. May it all fall together seamlessly. 

The Struggle


It is without a doubt that life is a struggle. I watched this Bob Marley documentary once and while I didn’t finish it entirely, a quote from the film stuck with me. I am not sure who the man was who was speaking, could have been one of Marley’s relatives or closer friends. He was explaining Marley’s upbringing and the trials he faced as he grew into a man.

“It’s the type of struggle that’ll make a kid go good or bad.”

It was months later when the quote resurfaced in my mind and hit me. It was one of those days when I found myself down and depressed, allowing the ego in my mind to rip away at my soul, to convince me of all the things I don’t believe in and don’t want to believe in.

This life is a struggle. It is a struggle to reach closure, to find happiness and peace, and to do so yourself. I believe in God, and although I am not exactly sure of the nature of our connection, I do know that in this life we are protected — those of us who are ambitious enough to seek the truth, to fight against evil, and to stand for justice.

The struggle is the test, the test to see whether we are more concerned with anger, frustration and bitterness or with success, joy and ambition.

I am struggling, but my eye is on the latter.

Allah and sourya


i think i struck a note.

the happier i get the more nostalgic i get.

i see family and syrian friends.

i smell culture in the air.

syria.