I hope you’re well!
This is my second submission to the” Fuel Hope (Zündstoff Hoffnung)” Project. By the way, you can find out more and enter your own submissions here. I see a lot of beautiful, hopeful, work out there. Don’t be shy. The more hope, the better.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the word, “hope” lately, thanks to Petra ;-) I’m finding I have mixed feelings about the word but I will write more on that in my next submission.
I’m a hopeful person by nature but ooohhh, I’ve had my dark days. And at present, we are in some, dark, days. But we can’t let that darkness bring us to despair. We must hold on and lift up those that are stumbling, knowing better days are ahead.
Music – creating, playing and listening has always been a great source of hope for me and I’m sure for most of you. It can take you out of yourself and focus your spirit on the positive. Find those pieces of music that work for you and fuel your hope.
Be strong; Be brave; Honor your ancestors.
Hold the line !
Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions….
Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.
from The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Casteneda
Just a quick note:
There’s been a lot of “ringing of hands” and “gnashing of teeth” recently regarding censorship, especially Big Tech censorship on the Internet. (By the way it’s called the interNET and the world wide WEB for a reason. ;-) ) Who do you think created it? And for what reasons?
In the past, I worked as a software engineer. Big Tech are just Big Corporations. There’s no magical, mystery. They work on the simple, age old principal, “No Mon, No Fun.” And with the right action, they go out of business just like the little businesses all over the world are today.
Though I don’t always like what I see and read, I’m not an advocate of any kind of censorship except in extreme cases of violence, etc. Without thought, critique of thought and derivative of thought, we, as people, regress. When we were little, our parents simply said, “Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you” or “If you don’t like what you’re hearing, change the channel.” But we’re certainly in a different mindset, these days. We have a little “cultural revolution” starting and if not abated …there could be further unpleasantness.;-)
Many people I speak with today say they feel helpless or ineffectual. Why wouldn’t you, if you support your oppressors? There’s no need but you must organize somehow with like-minded individuals to affect the change you want. Though it may be a bit more difficult at this time, “where there’s a will, there’s a way!”
All you need to begin is the most powerful word and a plan for organizing a boycott. Here’s some beginning information. Be patient with it.
more info: Organizing a Boycott and other fun tools.
For me, I liked life before the Internet. I’m going to unplug soon and head back there. You’re all welcome to join me.
Chin up !
I hope you’re all well.
The American West was a brutal period in US history, for all peoples involved. Propaganda abounds on all sides.
As with any his-story, it’s best to find “primary sources” when trying to research what may have occurred.
Geronimo’s autobiography is “one” of those sources. It’s a honest, eye-opening, look at the period.
And Librivox is one of the few remaining resources, on the Net, to find a bit of reality.
Good hunting ! ;-) lb
Geronimo “one who yawns”; June 16, 1829 — February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. “Geronimo” was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.
Full free Librivox recording and text available here – Geronimo’s Story of His Life
Read by Sue Anderson
Below is a couple of sample chapters.
Dedicatory, Preface, Introductory
Chapter 1 The Apaches Part 1
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Geronimo, Chiricahua Apache leader. Photograph by Frank A. Rinehart, 1898.
They Live – Seeing the Truth: Nada (Roddy Piper) wears the sunglasses for the first time and discovers the truth of our world.
FILM DESCRIPTION: Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.