Yes, There's Corruption on THE HIGHEST FLOOR (and most of the floors below, too) : Yet More Inconvenient Truth in Greendale
sun green leaned into that megaphone
and said, "truth is all i seek" '
"Sun Green" by Neil Young
With all eyes of the world focused on the approaching Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, there comes a time to pause, reflect and breath.
As you may have noticed lately, we did a little update on the right sidebar. When we did this back in 2008, we heard all sorts of howls about how we were politicizing a Neil Young blog. The horror. But this go around in 2016 ... nothing. Crickets. Who cares right?
Actually, we're no longer Lookin' For A Leader because "We're The Ones We've Been Waiting For".
And in a link sent over to us years ago:
"Many people will read this post, and posts like it, and shrug their shoulders saying that there’s always going to be corruption. True; however, there are degrees of corruption. When empires such as the U.S. attain a certain level of corruption that reaches the point where it becomes engrained within the fabric of society, and you couple that with zero accountability for the super rich and powerful, you have the ingredients for societal collapse. We are rapidly approaching this point, and I personally don’t think there’s any way to stop it."
The fact of the matter is that -- as usual -- many are looking at everything all wrong. As thrashette commented recently ... people are really voting for the Vice Presidential candidates Tim Kaine (D) and Mike Pence (R). Why? Because both candidates Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) are so grossly damaged and flawed in every conceivable respect that neither will be able to go a full 4 year term of office.
Mike Pence (R) and Tim Kaine (D)
U.S. Vice Presidential Candidates
Which One Will "Get Lucky" by 2020?
The levels of corruption are so off the charts historically it really is truly breathtaking in not only the magnitude and scope, but in the sheer levels of depravity and evil. Oh sure politicians have been grifting cash from day one, but things have gone far, far beyond pay to play.
Basically, the best we can all hope for at this point, is the utter, complete destruction of the two party monopoly system. The demise of the Republican party is well underway, but this could be the final election for the traditional Democratic party as well. If that is the outcome of the Nov 8 election, than it will be for the good of all of us in the long run.
As many of our long time readers here at Thrasher's Wheat know, we have long since declared "The Inconvenient Truth of Greendale".
Mainly this observation centered on the album's environmental call to action and it's plea to respect Mother Nature and all of her creations. But environmentalism is but just one of the many themes of Neil Young's 2003 album Greendale, which we once boldly declared "the most important album of 2003, the musical equivalent of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring".
Greendale Graphic Novel
By Joshua Dysart/Cliff Chiang
The really, truly inconvenient truth of Greendale is its uncomfortable confrontation with themes such as the power of mass media and global corporations, loss of personal freedoms and privacy, destruction of the environment, rampant fraud and corruption, an out of balance government and breakdown of the family. All of which we've detailed before here, here, and here.
And, yes, there is corruption on the highest floor. Quite obviously... at least to us from where we stand. Maybe not to you. Maybe not yet. But if it is not obvious to you as of yet, hopefully it will be before it's too late. Not to sound ominous here or anything, but into your life it will creep.
We all remember those post 9-11 days when so much made so little sense. For us, Greendale was like a sledgehammer to the anvil of truth and awakened this blog from it's post-9/11 dormancy. We can specifically recall receiving a comment back in late 2002/early 2003 which said: "Something has gone seriously wrong."
But what? How? And more importantly, how to fix this derailed streetcar named "Democracy"?
' "Carmichael you asshole,"
the new widow sobbed beneath her veil,
"shot down in the line of duty
is this how justice never fails?" '
Over the intervening years, we've often alluded to the problem and solution. Sometimes directly, sometimes obliquely. And while we could just type it all out plainly in all caps HERE'S THE PROBLEM and HERE'S THE SOLUTION, we know that this approach will not work. Here's why.
Everyone has to find their own truth and deal with it. Right now, our truth and our solution is likely to be so vastly different for so many that to do so would be unhelpful. That said, anyone who puts in the effort can find that liberating freedom, inner peace and unconditional love.
Just remember, "It's all illusion anyway".
“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.
You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
~~ The Matrix
But do not get trapped in the duality of the Matrix. It's not simply a choice between a red pill and a blue pill. It's about dropping the "Psychedelic Pill".
When Neil says drop the "Psychedelic Pill", recall that his mother had told him a trip was a fall... and don't mention babies at all... never. Yet you must use discernment at all times.
So onward towards the looming "Big Shift"... Only through awareness, consciousness, disclosure and transparency can we set our course and sail to that new home in the sun.
There comes a time and that time is NOW.
You can make a difference if you really try so be the rain!
... or just be the wheat...