Labor: to labor, or to get and take?

Posted by Buck68 on June 11th, 2019 filed in Domestic Issues, Human Nature, Politics, Thoughts
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PROLOGUE

It’s been, again, ‘way too long’ since I last… labored to offer a useful article here on Flawed Species.  But, I still ‘have’ that gift that has been given for some time now:  TODAY.  Except, this day, i am trying to helpfully use this unearned opportunity!

===I was scanning o’er the internet when I ‘happened’ [meaning:  Nobody Caused It] upon this article:

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.nr0.htm

Suddenly… after decades of ‘so knowing’ how government and special interest statistics proved… whatever the collector of such stuff desired… i ‘discovered’ … something ‘new’.   Uh… ‘my’ ‘awareness’?  LOL

What kept me going after laughing at myself was a faded 50 year old memory of how President John F. Kennedy’s “Peace Corps” had inspired so few American youth of the early 1960’s to do something simple yet profound:  send themselves to help those less fortunate… instead of sending ‘sacks of rice’ to ‘underdeveloped, poor’ countries while commending ourselves for our …’generosity’.

I wonder… how can my ‘good intentions’ of ‘generosity’… produce worse results over time for others I intended to ‘help’?  Answer:  yes.  Why:  same answer as the Peace Corps premised its purpose on, so long ago but not at all long ago in the Circle of Life of Human … “Progress”.

I recall that the appeal of JFK to ‘us’ youth, started with a recognition that all those American “Foreign Aid” shipments of food to ‘the Third World countries’… did not seem to accomplish much, while ‘the need’ kept growing and the appreciation for our help… kept waning… even to rejection and anger.  Not only that… but why The Big Deal about Helping Them… when our own poor in Appalachia and The South were… so needy?  But I lay all that aside… in the greater interest of re-cog-nizing JFK’s appeal to motivate a few Americans to join the Peace Corps and ‘go there’.

Instead of ‘stay here’ and ‘send more $’ or Food for Peace, like our government did in the 1950’s.

What do I remember as That Call that ‘so inspired me’… that i did NOT join the Peace Corps, but I DID JOIN… the service?  And that i do recall… that i sensed this was not a ‘service’ name for a ‘contracted time’… but… ‘for the duration’.  I.E…. ‘for life’?   That…was ‘scary.’

JFK’s appeal itself was simple and easy to understand.  In essence it said:  “give a hungry child a bowl of rice, and he returns the next day… for more rice.  Send people to the homes of these ‘poor’ ‘unskilled’ people, to learn about them and teach them how to grow food… and they become able to feed themselves for their lifetime.”

Is my recollection of this appeal ‘accurate’?  It is my opinion; is it your recollection; and/or, your opinion from what you perceive?  Regardless of my opinion or yours or anyone else’s… is there something in this appeal… some common sense… for all of us?

How has this appeal – to ‘go there, learn about ‘them’, and teach how to grow food… working from the 1960s to… now?

Closing thoughts:

1-If it works… keep doing it.

2-If I am ‘unwilling’ to receive a person sent to help me, then i suspect he or she will be unable to help me.

3-If I am ‘unwilling’ to work… and keep working… then what I started out learning to ‘grow’… will die without my care.  Then I will have put myself… back into that daily Bowl of Rice line.

4-Shall we compare these two basic ways to ‘help’, based on the foundation of the ‘willingness’ of the receiver?  Meaning, if I help a willing worker with a bowl of rice… have i helped him or his family for their tomorrow, their future?  If i keep feeding a person daily… will that person’s willingness to work increase over time… or change toward a feeling of ‘you owe this bowl to me’… and spread to other things too?

I know what my answers have been… for decades.  I’ve taken both paths… and many in between.  I have ‘given much’ with my good intentions… that i have not ‘been there’ to see the effects.  IOW, whether what i gave ‘helped’ or not, in each use by some giver to ‘help’.

I have been ‘eating my own bowl of rice’ far too long, and far too often.  IF I am to ‘help’ another, that person must be willing to receive what i am offering… and i must be THERE to work WITH him or her about why and how to… ‘help’ another human being… i.e. ‘anybody’!

I suspect ‘my terms’ have no moral authority… be cause I am… me.  But God does, and He IS… The Living Word.


immigration – it’s more than incomplete, and shallow..

Posted by Buck68 on January 22nd, 2018 filed in Uncategorized
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rather than deep, but.

But that is our common situation.

So, on immigration,

my question is…what about the group of people we are not considering…

‘related to’ …the 800,000 some odd… children?


the veil…

Posted by Buck68 on December 2nd, 2013 filed in Human Nature, Thoughts
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by Buck68
December 2nd, 2013

I don’t have a clue about any of you, but. But, I have sensed a spreading, measureless dullness this past week. Sudden strange bouts of loneliness come; i sweep them out of my house, yet they’ve returned, with accomplices, through every crack and door. As i attended a church this past weekend, i listened to a teacher, a singer, and a pastor grope for words, then recite old phrases. Were they weary, tired…burdened? I didn’t know; I didn’t bother to ask. I did participate… by using another person to find an excuse not to try again and visit a person in pain, losing her hope.

Those Christians call this season “Advent”. How much of it is the same old stuff, whether dressed up & marketed, or recited, or progressed, or blamed, or denied, or… “celebrated”? I mean, we all know how “they” are, rite? And it gets more and more, earlier & earlier, every year; no?

It is written to “always be ready to give account of the hope that is in you”.

What if that hope feels bad, left the building, is false… or you gave your hope away to some thing or some one to “be there for you” so you could feel… whatever… and some body or thing could do it or get it for you? It feels so rite to take whatever from the evil ones while creating trustworthy trillions of Full Faith and Credit out of… nothing. As long as i get more and not taken.

What if we re-Bogart ourselves Totally, Honestly, Actually, Really [THAR] in Diversity Casa Blanca… rounding up [each Breaking News, each press release, each fund raiser, each campaign, each organizing] all the usual suspects?

Since “lying doesn’t rise to the level”, then it surely makes sense to give your hope away… regardless of the intentions of who you gave it to, or what the new possessor of your former hope feels, says, thinks, or does. Let’s re-name Hope “Health Care” and say everybody who gave up their hope has access.

For we without hope need no Constitution; we have whatever we’re told; we’re continually told what is…is …”affordable”.

Those without hope have the Law of Lawlessness; especially when laws by any name abound. What “awareness” does any person without hope, “have”? The “awareness” of stimulated feelings… just like the animals and plants. “Happenings”, in FairSpeak. Now you have no hope, you don’t have to think about Health Care you need; nor, even whatever Health Care is…is. All you really need is… fright and outrage… and a little fingering to point you at who’s To Blame.

Meanwhile, we are amazed by what has never happened before in one second on a football field… until the next incredible, unbelievable… stimulating whatever… by all means necessary.

And eat… drink… and be merry. Well, only and EXACTLY if appropriate. This is your Freedom From Want; Freedom From Fear. Two outta 4 ain’t bad!

NOW, when the possessor of your hope wants you to fear; wants you to want; he will “raise your awareness” to feel, think, say, and do [FTSD] EXACTLY whatever necessary… so he can win by dying with the most stuff. It’s only natural: Science says so, and thassa Fact. Uh…unless there’s no oblivion.

And so the world approaches, progresses, celebrates Advent in the same old enticing ways – cloaked in evermore makeover coats of so many more stimulating colors. Never Going Back, Just Moving On, always getting better with more reps & experience.

But the LORD of Life, while we are yet ‘being ourselves’, ‘doing the best we can’ – gave His life BE CAUSE He first loved us… from the foundation of Creation.

And we Fairness Keepers of others’ souls didn’t come cheap. He submitted Himself to atone, to ransom each and all souls; and now to keep interceding for all our usual choices – and cleansing us of them. And for Whosoever accepts Him as Lord and Savior, immediately sends Another just like Him – the Spirit – to dwell in each soul. To dwell intimately, completely – yet never imposing or forcing – demonstrating every second in every way our freedom and liberty in His self-evident Truth – offering continual opportunity for each soul to hear, recognize, receive His Voice, His Word – and by invoking His faithfulness – turn and return … toward Life in His Name, by His love.

But why do we never stop wanting and remaking our veils? AND. Does Truth in Love, pierce any veil to reveal Jesus Christ, the one and only Hope Delivered in body, blood, and sacrifice for whosoever? The Truth of this Revelation? Is His Truth His love, His peace, His joy, His patience, His kindness, His goodness, His faithfulness, His gentleness, His self-control? Is MY truth… anger, hatred, blame, coveting, projecting, denying, avoiding, saying whatever, having no specific recollection, organizing but not knowing whatever went wrong, doing whatever i sincerely feel is right…to you…for me? Who’s the Lunatic? Who’s the Liar? Who is LORD?

Or shall we have our own gods, to raise our selves to use against each other? Or dispense with ‘spirituality’ altogether, and just Be Me… the hopeless, Not Once and No Future, King?

Who can see, whatever he is unwilling to see? Who can sense by any means, whatever he avoids, denies, or disguises? Yet who CANNOT SEE… Creation? Who does not know… neither he nor any man, built that?

Perhaps at this point… and every point in each soul – IT MATTERS. For upon what comes First, all else depends.


It all comes down to two things….

Posted by Buck68 on November 24th, 2013 filed in Human Nature, Thoughts
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by Buck68™, November 24th, 2013
©2013 by Buck68™, all rites re-served. Each use whatsoever requires prior written permission from the author [email abuck68@yahoo.com]

So sayeth Gil Brandt, NFL Media Senior Analyst, in this article on November 19th.
Gil Brant, NFL Media Senior Analyst, tells it all comes down to two things

What if Gil… got it right? What if, in truth [unchanging perfect accuracy by absolute moral authority], it all comes down to two things?

What is Truth – apart from Gil’s Truth – if Gil is not the Possessor – verily The Author and Perfecter of … Truth?

So Gil says it all comes down to two things… then just moves on to mention… more than two. So let’s scoop up a few of Gil’s candidates and bask in Gil’s NFL Media Senior Analyst wisdom.

How about “lack speed” and “to compete outside conference”? Obviously totally true. Whatever ‘speed’ exists on any team within Gil’s designated territory, it “lacks”. ALL the real players from all over this country now on these 12 real teams… “lack”. And NONE of these teams can “compete” “outside conference”. Not win a lot, not even can’t win at all, but completely unable to even ‘compete’ – i.e. try and in any way in any part of the thousands of statistical points of “analysis” …do better than any individual or any part of any team “outside conference”.

Well, OF COURSE I totally nit pick. OF COURSE, Gil did not EXACTLY say what he literally meant. But do not ask what Gil meant – say 3 Tru-dats, swallow it whole, and Just Move On?

How about “love” and “like even more”? So, there’s this unmeasurable, unfathomable, mysterious spirituality in humans that… conquers all… but? But you “like even more”… some other you pick?

How about “confidence and conviction”? I wonder – if I am “confident” it does not matter upon what basis or where I got that …feeling …from? Does all “confidence”… survive contact with an adversary? What about the legions of adversaries that “have” the “speed & quickness” … that others “lack”? This short approach to the cliff of reality… convicts me. It convicts me instinctively to “just move on”. Just move on – you know, coolspeak for avoid, deny… run away.

Gil: suppose that in our lives – all of us who feel right in our own mind – it all comes down to our bigotry [ignorance] and prejudice [our cognitive unmerited favoritism because whatever feeling or rationalization]? Both are founded on the human rock of offense, the grand unifying theory that self-evident deception that just keeps on progressing under that coat of many colors: I AM your hope, your keeper. I mean Gil – who’s the Boss – Him… or me?

No offense, Gil, but… your phone booth phone keeps ringing… just like mine. Nothing has happened to you [us] but such as is common to man…at every speed and quickness known to or conjured up by man.

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As you already know [being ‘aware’], Gil, a discussion of tactics limited to “speed” and “quickness”… is as irrational as our seeking truth by substituting our feelings for Truth’s Author.

Perhaps upon what comes FIRST… all else depends?


you can keep it…

Posted by Buck68 on November 13th, 2013 filed in Human Nature, Politics, Thoughts
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by Buck68™, November 13th, 2013
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Can President Barack Obama “fundamentally redistribute” whatever stuff you have, no matter what?

What if President Bill Clinton tells President Barack Obama to change his law to let you keep your health care plan if you choose to?

Whatever! President Obama did not lie. Not one bit. Honest. I AM living proof…and so are you!

When my ends justify my means; when I AM right in my own mind… OF COURSE i can do no wrong. Can you? See? Simple isn’t it?

So how will our President keep redistributing your stuff? Easy. “Lying doesn’t rise to the level”… of the Keeper. It is you the citizen at the stake. You the citizen are staked to your Keeper, by all means necessary.

It is EXACTLY what President Obama said: his credibility is not at stake. All others’ credibility is at stake. Your Keeper’s credibility is NEVER at stake. YOU ARE.