The “Yellow Fog” of the Burning Bush
By Kim Rush
The Human Abstract
Pity would be no more,
If we did not make somebody Poor.
And Mercy no more could be,
If all were as happy as we.
And mutual fear brings peace;
Till the selfish loves increase.
Then Cruelty knits a snare,
And spreads his baits with care.
He sits down with holy fears,
And waters the ground with tears.
Then Humility takes its root
Underneath his foot.
Soon spreads the dismal shade
Of Mystery over his head;
And the Caterpillar and Fly,
Feed on the Mystery.
And it bears the fruit of Deceit,
Ruddy and sweet to eat;
And the Raven his nest has made.
In its thickest shade.
The Gods of the earth and sea
Sought thro’ Nature to find this Tree,
But their search was all in vain:
There grows one in the Human Brain.
William Blake 1757--1827
“I am right, because my god says so.” Throughout human social
evolution men have created religion (belief systems) to “Explain” what
they could not yet understand. A few men said they’d talked to
supernatural beings and those beings told them to tell us how to
value life—live for death, the after life of life????, how to socially
behave, and oddly, to follow those who had received such magical
communications. Hunh? This, then, helped create a group system of
follow-the-leader behavior that was controlled under the desires of
these special men and their personal connection with these non-
tangible superhuman beings. Put in this context, the idea of a
magical being, telling us, the lesser, unthinking beings, how to
perceive by ignoring objective reality, to disrespect our individual
mind and value, and thus to always follow-the-leader, seems as if a
comic book character has shaped human society?
(“Blasphemy! Blasphemy,” the followers cry. “Run away--run away,”
they call. “Where’s the leader? He’ll tell us what to think. Run away.
Run away.” Or . . . maybe, think about it?)
supernatural being?—although he continuously violates his
supernatural being’s canonistic text proposal of love, charity, and
forgiveness, seeming to only use the ignorance opiate of the masses’
belief system to achieve his desires? By using bandwagon appeals
like, “god bless
pressures, punishes the followers with his use of this magical
relationship and how he is “right.” Notice the polarization of the last
noted phrase in the previous sentence. Communication scholars
offer the concept that the English language is structurally polarized in
its presentation of reality. Note: good or evil, right or wrong, and
success or failure; all showing polarized observations that ignore the
ninety-eight percent of the continuum of objective reality between the
two polarized human/language created ends? The phantom
supernatural being’s humanly twisted concepts from a cultural
mythology, and the polarized English language perception has great
power over the opiated mass followers—and to its dull—“I believe”
(“I don’t believe a word of it,” bursts unthinkingly out of the followers’
mouths, slamming down rationality and logic? “Run away. Run
away.” Or . . . think about it.)
This subjective understanding shows a worrisome factor in the
present world leader? Equally worrisome is that one’s intellect is
presented through the communication skills of that person—the
brain’s true ability out through the mouth. Communication ability
shows the clarity or fogginess of the speaker’s mind. Have you heard
the phrase: “You are judged by how you speak?” Or, “Your social
class is shown by the way you speak?” If so, how does the world
judge our leader? Can we open a dialogue with the world through a
leader who says astonishing things like; “More and more our imports
come from over seas,” “Drug therapies are replacing a lot of
medicines as we used to know it,” “. . . if you say you‘re going to do
something and you don’t do it, that’s trustworthiness,”—funny, funny,
ha, ha, but scary as to the quality of such a mind. I bet there’s a few
of his guffaws you know too? What do these burbles say to the world
or anyone opposed to the
Also, what do these examples say about the academic, social
intellect, and “The American Way”—where it was thought that one
could use his/her work drive and intellect to get an education to
improve his/her life--this man graduated from Yale?--speaks through
broken synaptic pathways, and was elected to the presidency twice?
What does this say about the United Statesian intellect? If a person
spoke such confusion at a job interview at your firm, would you hire
him? Again, what then does the world
think about the
are other nations on this planet?—where people might be on the--as
our leader calls it--the “internets” looking at deaths, destruction, dying
babies, rather than at his ranch as he says he likes to use the
“internets” to do? His communication, actions, beliefs damn the
intellectual value of our country. Mutual respect is required for any
communication to enable peace.
If you doubt these claims, read the written works of Winston
Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, (The
language and a window into true intelligence) and others to hear
strong, intellectual, clear minds at work. Could our leader ever write
such clean prose? But, I’ve heard from “those who know all”
(followers usually found on AM radio and a certain aggressive TV
news channel) that one does not have to speak clearly to have a
good mind. Hunh? What is this madness the United Statesians are
following—and how many people on the earth will it kill?--through
such a confused mind? How does one achieve help from countries
where our leader says that we must fight our enemies in that country
so that we don’t have to fight them in our country? Would you help a
person who proposes to fight in your country so as to not face his
enemy in his? His language presents
Here’s a thought: If you absolutely had to leave town for two days,
and there was only one person who could watch your two year old
baby girl, and that one person was the “world leader,” would you let
him take care of your baby? Maybe he could take her down to the
ranch and they could sit under the tree of Mystery (Blake) and he
could tell her stories of how he has taken care of the lives of other
babies? One positive point would be that his and your daughter’s
language skills would be at an equal level—that might be good?
Or, as he has done, he could use her for his bizarre perception of
reality based on an interpreted magical command and limited
intellect, and parade her with other children in front of the TV
cameras to use them as a logical fallacy premise to once again
ignore scientific genetic facts. He then, as he did, could smile, “I
believe,” and veto the ability of true science to save children’s lives.
Their cleaned, scrubbed faces
Held in mothers’ arms upon his stage of holy ignorance
While killing others with smarter than he bombs and super rockets
Truth of science quashed by foolish comic book beliefs
True lives ended by magical beliefs?
He holds the “whole world in his smooth rich man’s hands”
And damn's reality in his dogma plans
He stumbles out bumbling speech
While fools clap as he damns lives to diseased suffering
Smiles and waves his idiocy of magical beliefs to the TV lenses and
the foolish followers clap and cheer his killing absurdity.
Language is a linear, logical progressive encoding of one’s thoughts
to send a clear message to the listeners. Or as our leader would say:
“. . . if you say you‘re going to do something and you don’t do it, that’s
trustworthiness,” or “I don’t think I called for a deadline. Oh, I did.
Then I meant it.” So this perspective brings to question, should there
be an intelligence test that one must pass to become president, or is
it time to adapt our form of government where by a vote of “no
confidence” could be taken and stop a country’s out of control,
spiraling destruction led by ignorance, “I believe,” and incompetence,
for he still “. . . spreads the dismal shade.”
But it continues, for as the candidates for presidency claim their
“follow-the-phantom-leader” beliefs, can we continue in the objective
world through the minds of believers who base reality on a magical
being’s control? Have not enough “real” people died for a magical
belief? Or will there still be the absurdity of, “I am right, because my
god says so. Praise god and pass the ammunition. Live life for
death.” Or can we be rational and show an actual growth beyond the
presently needed super being to explain the unexplainable?
(“Run away. Run away. Unpatriotic. Unpatriotic. I do not believe a
word of it. Find the leader. He’ll tell us what to think. Run away. Run
away,” says the opiated masses. Or, maybe try to think beyond the
norm?) Write On!