On the streets of DC, working to bring the special assignment to a close, that return to the White House Darfur Vigil can be achieved.
GENOCIDE, UNCHECKED, IS NORMAL; IS THE RESULT OF NORMAL.
THE FOLLOWING IS EXTREMELY PHILOSOPHICAL FOR A BLOG SUCH AS THIS. Yes, it will distract and disengage most readers. BUT IT MAY BE MORE INSTRUCTIVE TO WHY WE NEVER HAVE STOPPED GENOCIDE, THAN IS ANYTHING ELSE POSTED IN THIS BLOG. We that want Genocide to stop must face, grasp, and embrace the following concepts.
(Maybe I will re-write or remove this "uncharacteristically esoteric" entry when I can get some objective distance. It is 1:15 a.m. and yes, I've had little sleep in quite a few days. On the other hand, that is what it takes?)
WE CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE. I'll try to explain. This has to do with why we never have stopped genocide - it is because of how we view the world; a mistaken view of "reality."
Yes, what I am doing here in DC is ABSURD, MADNESS. I see that. You should see my physical appearance! "Wild man of Borneo!" Yes, and my countenance is becoming quite wild to the eye, as well. I see this, in the mirror AND my mind's eye, and it brings what I've just mentioned to MY MIND!!!! I look wild! Crazy! Bizarre.
But then, these glimpses of myself also bring to my mind the scripture where Jesus speaks of John Baptist:
"Jesus began to say to the crowds about John,"What did you come out into the desert to see?A reed shaken by wind?But what did you come out to look at?A person in soft clothes?Look, the ones used to soft things are in the houses of the kings.But why did you come out?To look at a prophet?Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.This is the one about whom it has been written: Look, I send my messenger ahead of you,who will prepare your way before you.
"Amen, I tell you, there has not arisen among those born of women anyone greater than John the Baptist...."
NO, I'm not having "Jay is John the Baptist" fantasies. The point is 'coming out of one reality, that another reality can become possible, or likely.' The point is NOT me, any more than the West Coast of the US is about Louis & Clark. Lewis & Clark were simply among those who first went to the West Coast. By leaving what was "normal" and traveling West so far, THEY ARRIVED AT THE COAST OUT OF NECESSITY. The only way they could have escaped arriving there, was to NOT REALLY TRAVEL SO FAR WEST!!! Now MANY folks have followed L&C and are out west now, and presumably better off for recognizing and embracing the L&C discovery. THE POINT IS THAT WE HAVE TO COME OUT OF THE WORLD WE HAVE CONCEIVED OF, AND LIMITED OURSELVES TO, TO RESCUE AND RESTORE DARFUR. Otherwise, we can't get there from here; we can't Rescue and Restore Darfur by doing life the way we always have done it.
WE HAVE NEVER STOPPED GENOCIDE BECAUSE OF THE WORLD WE HAVE CHOSEN TO VALUE, AS WE HAVE CHOSEN TO CONSTRUCT, VALUE AND CONSTRAIN OURSELVES BY IT. "IT IS OUR VALUE SYSTEM, STUPID." IF YOUR LIFE FEELS NORMAL,YOU ARE NOT STOPPING GENOCIDE.
IMAGINE HOW "CRAZY" we would have thought our factious "soldier on the Pacific Island" if instead of going there, he said, "I'm going to fight for the US! And I'm going to do it as a furrier in Hoboken, NJ!" INSANE. Just as it is insane to say, "I'm going to stop Genocide for the first time in history! And I am going to do it as a 9-5 intern, professional, or even volunteer, living a "normal" life.
"NORMAL LIFE" CAN BE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE NORMAL RESULTS! NORMAL RESULTS ARE - GENOCIDE.
Why is the insanity (or hypocrisy) of our factious furrier (above) so obvious? Because his behavior is viewed from the perspective of FIGHTING TO PROTECT ME AND MINE! It is NORMAL to do extreme things in the service of ME AND MINE!
Why does Jay's behavior look so crazy??!?!?! Because we look at his behavior in the light of serving ME AND MINE. AND WE DEFINE ME AND MINE IN BIOLOGICAL TERMS!
To stop Genocide, we have to STOP DEFINING, AND EXPERIENCING "ME AND MINE" IN BIOLOGICAL TERMS.