lauantai 26. lokakuuta 2013

Why I Won't Vote.

I just watched Russell Brand get the usual "you don't vote"-treatment. I've got that quite a lot in my relatively short life, and I pretty much know how it is. These people, who are there to enforce the status quo, claim that you don't have a right to complain if you don't get involved with the society. They don't really care, if you are involved in societal activities (like working, paying taxes, for example using libraries and usually paying bills for  the books you forgot to return, therefore bringing money) quite a bit in your everyday life, the problem is that you didn't vote. I live in completely different society, but I believe this problem is quite common, no matter where you go. And I lived in Britain for two months, so I got a glimpse of that overwhelmingly bureaucratic and politically correct atmosphere they have created. Still, even in countries like Finland you always face the same accusations.

You don't vote, you don't have a right to complain. Yes you do. If things are fucked up, or even just wrong, you always have a right to raise your voice. It would be rather sheepish, if you didn't. It's easy to Not get involved in the actual THING, just vote, feed the monster instead of ever actually facing it. If you question your own relationship with the system, you'll probably get to know a little bit about yourself too. People who say that if you don't vote, you can't complain are trivial themselves. If the logic is, that voting grants you your voice, then you should only complain about the guy you voted for. Which in many cases does not even get elected. But you did not vote for the rest of them, so you can't complain about their actions. Voting is giving your approval to the system. And if you do not approve the current system, why should you vote? It should be the other way around: If you vote, you can't complain because you were the ones who chose these people who fucked you over. That's why I don't get involved. I did not choose them, they are NOT my guys. I voted once, because I saw it would change things, in our presidential election. It didn't, so I am back to not-voting. You need to try everything once, grandma always told me. And by the potential god, I loved my grandma enough to give even voting a chance.

Some critisize Russell Brand for not giving straight forward solutions. If he did, they would have critisized him for naive idealism. As he said, he does not have the burden of proof, in this case it is in the hands of the minority who profits from the current system; why should we keep this current system, since it only deepens global disparity between the rich and poor? Voting does not change a thing. I have only one solution; being humble and humane towards each other. In my opinion, that is the only fucking thing that will carry out a revolution for better. Long live democracy, fuck the system. Be humane towards each other, help each other in seemingly small everyday things. The revolution starts with individuals. If we surpass all the bureaucratic bullshit in our political systems, and just start working together, listening to each other, supporting each other, we can do this in no time, and the politicians will be left in their own thrones of apathy, licking their dry lips. We don't need anyone's permission to be human beings, we don't need to vote for that, we don't need any justifications for being nice. It's all up to us. Go ahead, start the Final Revolution. Now.

sunnuntai 20. lokakuuta 2013

Death drives me towards the arms of life.

The void. Emptiness. Non-existence. It is the thing that truly makes me feel that unwelcome sensation at the bottom of my belly, it is enough to drive me momentarily insane and to ruin my sunday for good. The very essential controversy in me is that when I create, meditate, write or do something alike, I try to get rid of myself. I need to reach the void of thoughts, of things, and merely just "be", be the hand that draws the line, beats the drum, writes the word. My whole essence is in whatever I am creating, it is my meditation. I would only be in the way of such event. I am not needed, I am but a vessel. My self does not do those things, it is merely involved like an antenna is involved when you listen to music in your radio. You could easily change the antenna, and the music would still flow through.

Still, I am so in love with this world and everything in it, that I find it really hard to think about letting go of it. To be more accurate, letting go of the chance to EXPERIENCE it. Death is such a terrifying idea, because it is inevitable, if I could choose when I am ready, when I have seen enough, it would put my mind at ease, but I think my life will be too short. I think any life would, because there's always something new to learn, something new to experience, some new traumas to face and absorb. But today I finally had one thought. Maybe the years may teach me how to face my mortality. I am still young. I can't expect to have my conscious mind as it is, it is always expanding, creating new connections. Maybe my potential children may show me, that the world will be left in good hands. I sure hope so.

And even if not, I hope that in time I will reach the point of understanding, enlightenment of some sort. I hope I get to be old, because in a way I've always wanted to be old. To be a father, a grandfather, someone who can proudly look at his children, and think the absurd thought that these people came out of my balls, and now they are creating people with other people. And to make sure there'll be clever, intelligent and wise people in the future too. I think this is my way of saying: World, I love you. I hope we all shape up and start a new sort of peaceful revolution for a better tomorrow, save the environment and each other, accept everyone for who they are and feed the starving nations with whatever little we've got. Life is great, enjoy it.