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Please bear with me on this one because I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and that only a few million poor souls bought into the Oprah Winfrey backed extravaganza, but ‘The Secret” really bites if you are one of the unfortunates who don’t ever get to partake of the promised benefits because it could not possibly work for every one the way it is being proposed at the moment.
For those that are not aware of the secret it is a Cult of almost unprecedented proportions, promising unlimited fame and fortune for its practitioners and marketed on the international stage like no other in history. The author and main protagonist is a one Rhonda Byrnes and in my opinion she is cashing in on one of the oldest principles of building the Berlin wall between the rich and the poor that antiquity has to offer. If there’s any reality to Rhonda Byrnes’ marketing fiasco don’t you think that somewhere along the line some big and powerful organization would have picked up on it before it was released to the general public? Oh dear, I hear the reply; so ergo, a quick glance around and we seem to be surrounded by monoliths that have mastered the secret, Google, Microsoft, The Pope, The Rothschild’s, The Masons, The Mormons, The Dali-Lama? The list seems to be endless, so my enquiry is; how could an individual practitioner of ‘The Secret’ compete with the consolidated will of the organized practitioners, when they seem to be intent on profiteering from the masses? Would not the bigger positive law of attraction override the individuals desires?
The Catholic Church is an interesting case study. Over the thousands of years it has practiced the secret to monopolizing money and power; it has a track record of keeping the pew warmers in their place while revelling in its own success. Same thing with the Rothschild’s even though their Ashkenazi power base can only be traced back hundreds of years or so. The Masons really had the bit between their teeth by the time they signed the American Declaration of Independence and Cecil Rhodes engineered his own Empirical ambitions. Adolf Hitler seemed to have a particularly good handle on the application until an even bigger positive thinker came along to put an end his run. McCarthyites pitted their strength of unity against the Stalinists and now it’s Christians against Muslims.
I think you get the gist of what I’m saying, the power of attraction works until a bigger magnet comes along, this is why big companies like Gunns in Tasmania, send trouble makers into the greenies, so their magnet doesn’t get to powerful and planet stuffing pulp producers are put out of business. The real secret to power and wealth is UNITY and while we have individual power brokers plying their trade, with the intent of their own interests above others, chaos in the ranks will prevail and solo seekers doomed to failure.
We, the manipulated, need to get organized if we want to compete in our future. We the masses have the potential for having the biggest magnet on the playing field. We, the poor and meek pins in the fabric of society, have the ability to inherit the Earth if we could galvanize ourselves into a solid body and WE could ensure that all our collective children could have an equal portion with out having to slave for the privileged minority till eternity.
The concept of a central data bank with equal access to education, health advice and a say in the running of a real democracy, is the right of every child of the future and could provide the basis for sustainable, peaceful government by the people for the people, into the immediate future and beyond. Use ‘the secret’ to get out from under tyrannical rule, not for personal gain. Play Rhonda Byrnes’ game as long as it benefits all and don’t rub your success in the face of those who haven’t got it yet because it will do nothing for providing the unity we will all need if we are ever going to have a chance of heaven on earth or solve some of the problems we are presently facing.

The powers that be exist, not from any democratic process, but because circumstance deemed it. If you were born with a demographic disability to access education, the chances of you going on to be a Eaton professor, for example, are limited to a small percentage but if you are installed into the process by birth the odds are greatly enhanced. Now while I am conscious of the fact I am going against the grain by stating the obvious, privileges of birth are a fact of life; if not the infallible rule.

The same goes for most chosen aspects of life, in any established field of human endeavour, the more connected your parents the more chance of your success. How many times have you heard the acceptance speech where the recipient first goes on to expound how they never would have been there if it wasn’t for the support of “connected” family? Now I am not bringing this up to just be a negative killjoy or to discourage any aspire ring one offs but it would be nice if the ones who, for whatever the circumstance, having obtained the office of success, would back off a little and stop ramming it down the throats of the underprivileged that anyone can make it if they are prepared to go the extra distance.

While this type of encouragement maybe helpful for the occasional over achiever, the majority of people have to put up with the constant reminder that they have no excuse for being average, and it is very annoying! Recent events have shown to all that the most unlikely candidates can go on to be president of the United States but that is a one in a billion abnormality. What about the other 999,999,999 unfortunate aspiring souls? It’s a big get of your lazy ass and aspire to be something you can’t possible obtain, very depressing and maybe a contributing factor to the gruesome reality the major cause of death for people under thirty five is suicide.

So in conclusion to this most unwelcome commentary, if you find yourself in the small percentage of those who have made it, don’t rub it in the faces of those who haven’t and don’t forget the old adage “there but for the grace of god go I.”

from Waynes Word on Web

How’s everybody doin’, now it’s the end of the academic year and Xmas is on the horizon?

I’m up to my armpits in another Government sponsored Schoolies on the Gold Coast. So far there’s not as many drunks on the streets as Police and all the Kiwi heavies are doing a good job. McDonalds is safely protected by the largest slab of tattoos you’ve ever seen and the felafel vendors are supplying the music. With an official wristband you can gain free entry into the night clubs, which is almost similar to drug pushers giving away free samples but I’m sure all the responsible accommodation lords are happy.

Pool has won recognition from the Government task force but there’s still no sign of the promised improvements. Lots of current trendy musicians are making their presents felt (from the admin side of things) and various semi-retired collegians are regularly posting on our prize winning site. Our resident prolific exegesis producing professional has excelled himself with a stunning ninety odd pages of revision after nearly a year hanging out with ABC top shelfers and we can look forward to a couple of months free of the generic greying of our front pages by student flying fish.

Rossco’s hanging in there, even though he must be hard at work with the current outbreak of fires. GB’s animals are charming everybody, d’s poetry is coming along nicely and ships full of duffle bags are steaming to there destinations.

Anyhow, that’s about all from me for now, time to start looking for that special tree and all the goodies to go under it.

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from Waynes Word on Web, 10.12.09

This week on the ABC’s radio national, I was treated to a display of academic delusion, proportional to the biggest trees in the world not being able to be seen because of an immense forest of them obscuring the view. Now while I do not want to ridicule presenters, or the “experts” they employ because, as we full well know, that would be just shooting fish in a barrel; I would ask poolies to bear with me while I tear strips off the concept they were attempting to pontificate on.

The topic was the seven deadly sins and sloth in particular. Weeks of effort had gone into taking seriously the Catholic presumption that certain human traits were worthy of death, even though they never mention the foulest applications of the mortal condition, regularly committed over the millenniums by the very institution that compiled the list. Never once did they contemplate the possibility that these abominations of judgemental cliché’s were the product of a bourgeoisie who lorded it over a proletariat of pew warmers frozen by the concept normal human behaviours were “sins” of monumental proportions.

As a finale to the epically mundane series, a panel of (ex-spurt) experts were gathered to summarize the anal deliberations and select a “sin” to top the list. One, with his head so far up the proverbial, stood out to such an extent he would have given an ouroboros a run for his money. With an agenda to drive, he deemed sloth the worst sin of all, labelled dole bludgers as “ the lowest of low and the worst type of people, quoted the irrefutable “evidence” lazy people destroy civilizations and stated “we would be all doomed if chilling out became the norm”. Now if he had of bothered to check any evidence to support his dangerously stupid presumption, he would have been overwhelmed with the reality weapon carrying, marching, early rising, ant like morons and overzealous Nazi types were the main cause of destruction in any of the big civilization levellings. Take one second and contemplate the hell productive types caused in Europe in the Forties, look at what the Romans armies did to Carthage, wake up and smell the coffee; if in the end we as a species are standing on the edge of extinction and discussing the cause of our predicament, will guy’s like our expert still be trying to blame it all on dope smoking dole bludgers or will an over valued protestant work ethic be the main culprit?