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Response to Probably not substantive enough to be post-worthy, but…

Friday, March 8th, 2013

America why are your libraries full of tears?
America when will you send your eggs to India?
I’m sick of your insane demands.
When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I need with my good looks?
America after all it is you and I who are perfect not the next world.
Your machinery is too much for me.
You made me want to be a saint.
There must be some other way to settle this argument.-Who else but Ginsberg?(sickedwickedness)

I aim at this section of, America , because of Cobain and Plath’s “attractiveness.” Cobain’s music was attractive. Plath’s poetry was attractive. But “America” wants us to believe that their suicide was attractive because “America” wants us to think that “its machinery is too much for us.” The affect that drugs have on an artist and the artist’s mind state is very real.  The affect that fans have on the artist are very real because of all the pressure the artist is put under because of their fame and are almost looked at as a “saint” when in reality they are far from it because they are destroying the very beautiful bodies backstage that their fans fantasize.  Can we blame “America”? or Do we blame the artist?

 I totally respect them as mainstream idyllic figures because their form(their physical attractiveness) and their content (their poetry and music) should be respected we cannot argue with how handsome Cobain was or how pretty Plath was.  My opinion is that their ending was ugly.  Too many fans look to these people, I mean, idyllic symbols as more than human and become confused.  I am not confused about it because I’m sure these artists did not feel that they were as attractive as we thought they were.  Plath didn’t have enough education and Cobain took too many drugs to cope and what a slippery slope and you lose sight of Hope when your Dream has been accomplished and you can’t make it to the finish, is it too late too replenish the soul you chose to diminish?  No, it’s not too late. Life is a big Responsibility and the more you are given the more you are responsible for. What do I know? but “Rumor has it!!” ha ha ha

 However, you can’t argue with the beauty of an early death either because where I was raised, here in America, that’s what I was always reminded. And a few words from a brother of mine Kanye  Omari West in America (please don’t get caught up on the form and only try to see the content):

 “The block is at war, post dramatic stress, ran up outta pillz, rob dat CVS, niggas gettin bust over in Gods we trust, We believe in God butdo God believe in us?,if we believe enough will we ever get to know him, that lean got us dosin’ ,if we get there we the chosen, i been poppin shit for too long, but still reppin where I came from”-Kanye West

 “Dr. Martin Louis The King Jr. and imma never let the dream turn to Krueger’s”-Kanye West

I could write shorter sermons but when I get started I’m too lazy to stop.-Lincoln

 

 

Sex, Drugs, God Continued

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

When I stated that drugs are a shortcut to God’s divinity I meant the altered mind state, visual hallucinations, and the escape from or coping with reality.  Some people look at religion as merely that, a coping mechanism for life’s rigidity or unfairness. However, I believe life is very fair. I do not believe in luck or coincidence even though my birthday is 7/7, and my favorite flavor ice cream is vanilla. Now that you know who I am, I wanted to give an explanation and background for my stance. I’ll address drugs and then sex, a higher being is in the midst. I have been quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson from his book, The Poet. Emerson states,

“As the traveler who has lost his way throws his reins on the horse’s neck and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his road, so must we do with the divine animal who carries us through this world. For if in any manner we can stimulate this instinct, new passages are opened for us into nature, the mind flows into and through things hardest and highest, and the metamorphosis is possible. This is the reason why bards love wine, mead, narcotics, coffee, tea, opium, the fumes of sandalwood and tobacco, or whatever other procures of animal exhilaration. All men avail themselves of such means as they can, to add this extraordinary power to their normal powers”

Waldo and I are like soul mates. I shed tears over his text.  That reminds me of another point. We are all a world, our own entity or state. We wash the mountains and valleys of our figure in the morning in the shower.  When we get too hot we precipitate to cool ourselves. When the clouds within us well up with emotion we may cry or rain or thunderbolts and lightning will come out our mouths and will show in our demeanor. We are like 75% water like the earth…I could go on.

 The BEATS poets refused to conform to the society’s game so they decided to play their own game, all the time.  They chased pleasure and expressed their pain. I dated a girl that cut herself and she told me that it was her way of escaping. 

Neo-Rev brought a special organ in the human body that is responsible for the supernatural feeling or escaping reality and coming into contact with gods or God or High Beings or the Universe itself. This organ is the pineal gland located in the center of the brain. The pineal gland is also thought to be the “soul” organ in all of us (Strassman).  In my BIO text book it defines the pineal gland as an outgrowth of the vertebrate brain that secretes the hormone melatonin, which coordinates daily and seasonal body activities such as the sleep/wake circadian rhythm with environmental light conditions. The BIO book also says some researchers speculate that the so-called runner’s high results partly from the release of endorphins when stress and pain in the body reach critical levels.  When one who works out and falls in love with the pain that gives the gain.  Drug attics give accounts of loving the initial rush from a syringe plunging into their vein. 

Last but not least, sex.  Many religions look down upon homosexuality as well as premarital sex and the BEATs were doing both at the same time, are they in trouble with God? Many religions also have a forgiving or confession opportunity that cleanses the person of the guilt.  The BEATs publishing poetry of their experiences I believe served as a sort of giving back to the world that they were taking from. The outcasts or the genius’ have always been the ones to be associated with homosexuality from George Washington to Walt Whittman.  These are more compromising times for homosexuals and bisexuals with the allowing for homosexuals to marry.  Homosexuals and bisexuals have developed their own clique similar to how the BEATs came together to conquer conventional thinking.  The BEATs lived what Emerson talked about when he said, “And we are now men , and must accept in the highest mind the same transcendent destiny; and not minors and invalids in a protected corner, not cowards fleeing before a revolution, but guides, redeemers and benefactors, obeying the Almighty effort and advancing on Chaos and the Dark.” But back to religion, many religious disciplines believe celibacy is necessary to attain the highest spiritual states (Strassman.) The explanation for this idea is that sexual activity diverts the energy required for full spiritual development (Strassman.) One chooses either life of the flesh or the life of the spirit (Strassman.)

I will end on Emerson from his book, The Poet. “But never can any advantage be taken of nature by a trick. The spirit of the world, the great calm presence of the Creator, comes not forth to the sorceries of opium or of wine. The sublime vision comes to the pure and simple soul in a clean and chaste body.  That is not an inspiration, which we owe to narcotics, but some counterfeit excitement and fury. Milton says that the lyric poet may drink wine and live generously, but the epic poet, he who shall sing of the gods and their descent unto men, must drink water out of a wooden bowl.”