THE WINTER OF MY DISCONTENT

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By Jim Kirk-Wiggins

“The Winter of our Discontent”, is the title by author John Steinbeck in his last novel published. Steinbeck as many of us old men complain about the degeneration of morality in the years preceding, Steinbeck told his story with this theme. Maybe… the book has been torn apart and analyzed by great literary Scholars, with various hyped conclusions. Take it all with a grain of salt, even Steinbeck’s explanation.

The book’s title, alone, came to mind instantly as I thought about this piece, reviewing the plot, I see the main character Ethan and I are having our eyes opened to the events and the accepted moral wall of our times. As I’m sure many others have; “ The 2020, Pilgrims Progress.” I’m not yet sure the significance of that, yet, if any.

The book’s title, alone, came to mind instantly as I thought about this piece, reviewing the plot, I see the main character Ethan and I are having our eyes opened to the events and the accepted moral wall of our times. As I’m sure many others have; “ The 2020, Pilgrims Progress.” I’m not yet sure the significance of that, yet, if any.

I discuss Christianity, more in-depth, because I believe it is the primary adhesive that has held Elitism in place. Yet it is waning in Europe, while lesser so in America. America appears to be at crossroads. Which is why EU elites and their American sponsors, have attacked every thing American for 4 years. Not everything Trump, everything American Nationalism. The lies, propaganda, politics, media, has made America not a swamp, but a Shark frenzied predator filled reef.

Buddhism’s truth is “life is an illusion based on our ignorance, therefore we suffer.”

Science, Quantum Science mixes with Philosophy, Biology, Psychology to start and states this with a question , “Consciousness is everything and everything is Consciousness.” Yet this has become not just a theory, but truth not proved, or understood completely.

These ideas maybe the last truth you receive from any religion or science. At this point each laboriously attempts to prove what has been revealed isn’t true, according to doctrine, traditions, and Scientific sacred cows. It all started at the beginning as Mankind was establishing a culture.

The single greatest harmful thing, or idea developed by mankind, early on, was Salesmanship, marketing, hype. From that point on, it became acceptable to represent, sale, pitch, persuade others about the true value of things. Lying and hype was just exposition, beyond the apparent. It surely was used many ways, but its true cultural impact came with the; Shaman, Witchdoctor, or Prophet.

They pitched; Magic, the unique power of entities, stories, material things, God’s and Goddesses. Then they elucidated their special connection, manipulation, favor or position with these things. Building God’s and their Generals.

Fast forward eons up until today, and the hype, exaggeration or fantasy plays apart in practically anything valued. Yet, we know all is an illusion, (If we have that imagination.) Did I just have an AHA! Moment. No. The Devil was a salesman, Moses, Buddha, Emperors, Conquerors and practically any title or person worth mention. Pharmaceutical companies, yes really. Ha, ha.

What is my Discontent? The Hype, Lie, Exaggeration, Fantasy, False Expectation of so much that impacts our lives, actions, philosophies, politics, war, personality, our core.

The movie “The Matrix” was about living life as a person in an illusory, contrived world. Yet it was organized, controlled, and on the outside appeared orderly and true. Our Beliefs that guide us don’t even meet this standard. (I consider this is the path pursued.)

To be explicit I am Discontented about how we falsely represent, teach, demand a specific view or conclusion about so many things. Such lies, exaggerations, illusions include:

God, Family, Country, Religion, Love, Friendship, Happiness, Work, Morality, Democracy, America, Government, the Constitution, Our forefathers, secularism, basic Goodness of Mankind, Liberalism, Liberals, Personal strength and achievement, Ayn Rand, Jesus, Popes, Santa Clause, Quality Education, Decency, Dreams, Hope, Faith…We have sold everything though lies and exaggeration.

Pontus Pilate said to Jesus; “What is Truth?” We have no idea, as the lies like spider webs entangle us to be foolish, ignorant, gullible, and continuously act without reason in a nonsensical pattern that must confuse even God, if he exists as we think.

Surely somethings must be true, worthy, good; but we’ve lost the ability to differentiate truth from propaganda.

This Chaos exists with purpose and intent.

Where is this all leading, reject all so called truth, from any source, any.

Free your mind of its chains, control, and forced obedience. At least through mental exercise tear down all accepted truth, with caution and maintaining your roots deeply anchored.

All Happiness and peace come from the moment, now. The past is a circular treadmill of guilt, blame, anger, and many negative thoughts stealing your valuable life. The future is worry, fear, dread, paranoid actions. A sometimes invisible burden of discomfort.

I know we have to provide for future needs, sometimes relying on past experience. Make sure that’s all you are doing, beware rabbit holes and circular on ramps.

The moment, be there, do something fun, fulfilling or productive. Enjoy the moment, that’s all that truly exist.

TO BE CONTINUED, MAYBE.

Your assignment while practicing freedom, simple anarchy, rebuilding the present, is Read “John Steinbeck’s novel; “The Winter of our Discontent.”

By James Kirk-Wiggins, © January 20, 2020. All rights reserved LiberiPress.com

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