Joy can’t be bought but selfishness can

If you lose all your money, it’s not such a big deal, you can always start over and earn your way back.
If you lose your name and reputation, it’s harder to get it back, but not impossible as long as your work honestly and ethically to rebuild it.
But if you lose your character, you can never get it back.

-My dad

The past few days have been very interesting to observe. Not sure if some of you heard about this, but it would seem a huge cachet of documents have been leaked by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists involving high level personages and secret bank accounts and off-shore accounts of some of the worlds movers and shakers.

Imee Marcos - daughter of Imelda and Ferdinand.Outed!

Imee Marcos – daughter of Imelda and Ferdinand.
Busted!

What’s interesting is that:
A) the information is coming out now à la Truth Vibrations and
B) it’s really been exposing the magnitude and secret relationships in the international financial and banking cartels and how far these uber-wealthy types will go to hide their fortunes and the legal loopholes they use.

The British Virgin Islands is a tax haven hot-spot.

The British Virgin Islands is a tax haven hot-spot.

They make the Nazis who hid their gold in Swiss bank accounts look like troglodytes with respect to the sophistication they now employ. I first heard of the story as a quick news tidbit on CBC radio last week and then the conspiracy websites started picking up the story. Not a single headline in the mainstream media anywhere so of course the usual media black-out is happening. The usual reaction: protect the elites, don’t mention names, pretend nothing happened blah, blah, blah.

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It’s also been interesting to observe the media reaction to Margaret Thatcher’s death and the complete disconnect between what the media has been offering (i.e right-wing pundits glorifying what an amazing woman she was) and the real reaction on the streets of the United Kingdom (i.e flat out jubilation).

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Personally, she rankled my own anarchist and leftist nerves, just like Ronald Reagan and Brian Mulroney from that decade of greed known as the 1980’s. She put 3 million people out of work, labelled Nelson Mandela as a terrorist (She’s in good company. Dick Cheney did the same thing), and had no problem gallivanting with the likes of General Pinochet of Chile and looking the other way while he killed thousands in Chile.

General Pinochet and Maggie Thatcher - birds of a feather flocking together

General Pinochet and Maggie Thatcher – birds of a feather flocking together

What I also find interesting is that Reagan and Thatcher both ended up suffering from severe dementia and/or Alzheimer’s and from what I heard, Mulroney has hit the bottle again…hard.

Reagan, Mulroney and Maggie - Conservatives in force

Reagan, Mulroney and Maggie – Conservatives in force

Meanwhile, you have guys like Fidel Castro, Noam Chomsky and Nelson Mandela still mentally sharp as ever, even at their advanced age…

Mandela and Castro

Mandela and Castro are old friends. While most of the Western world supported the  apartheid years in South Africa, Cuba was one of the very few countries who didn’t.

Politics aside, just thinking out loud but maybe having some concern for a fellow human being might actually have a direct effect on mental and spiritual health? The Greek island of Icaria was once a communist drop-off point, where anarchists, socialists and other leftists were sent off to rot in isolation. The result? Today, Icaria is considered one of the world’s five “Blue Zones” – places where the population regularly lives to an advanced age (one in three make it to their 90s).

Icaria - looks like a great place to live, no?

Icaria – looks like a great place to live, no?

I really do think greed, selfishness and that so-called “competitive edge” drive to win somehow has a way of shriveling the heart, in contracts blood vessels into the heart and thus, the brain. On the other hand, have you noticed that when you’re being cooperative, giving and selfless, it somehow leads to joy? It expands the heart and dilates your entire being.

generosity

I’ve never understood people who are insanely wealthy and powerful who always wanted more. Even while they claim to give generously to charities, I don’t think you can really selectively be a shark-like son-of-a-bitch in your working life and then be some philanthropist during “selective” other moments of your life. It’s a way of being. You’re really one way naturally or the other. Or not.

Corporate douche bag Conrad Black

Corporate douche bag Conrad Black

Even if you have enough to insure that 7 generations after you will be millionaires and never have to worry for anything, when is enough, enough? This insatiability leads me to believe that economic and financial security isn’t really the issue here at all. It’s deeper than that. It’s a sort of sickness. Mentally, something is off. It’s based on fear. It’s not a fear of poverty either. I think it’s a fear of not sticking out anymore, of not being seen, of not being admired by others, of not mattering anymore.

Barbara Amiel - Conrad Black's wife. She famously quipped to Vogue magazine that she had "an extravagance which knows no bounds". read any of her columns and you'll quickly detect what an ugly person she really is.

Barbara Amiel – Conrad Black’s wife. She famously quipped to Vogue magazine that she had “an extravagance which knows no bounds”. Read any of her columns and you’ll quickly detect what an ugly person she really is.

I can’t think of a sadder way to live, to have such an insecurity constantly with you. We were never supposed to be defined by what we own and have accumulated. We are supposed to be defined by our actions, what we give and put out there and our experiences. In this respect, I sometimes think some animals are more “human” than humans.

If these examples of animals and cross-species friendships are anything to go by, things are changing in the animal world. That means things can and are going to change in the human world.
Soon.

Dolphin playfully riding a whale, as sighted in Hawaii

Dolphin playfully riding a whale, as sighted in Hawaii

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6 thoughts on “Joy can’t be bought but selfishness can

  1. Terry

    Reagan nearly destroyed and bankrupt our country but that’s usually what happens whenever a Republican gets in. I think people like Reagan and Thatcher and Mulroney were the ideological forefathers of what’s happening in the world today, they pretty much set up the neoliberal policies which are now coming home to roost, the collapsing banks, inflation, the disappearance of the middle class, the polarization between rich and poor etc.
    The rustbelt here, what’s happened to cities like Detroit, Baltimore and Cleveland are the most stark physical illustration of what’s happening.
    I hope you’re right about the truth vibrations, things can’t go on much longer the way they are. Either people fight back, revolution, civil war, environmental collapse or real war. I’ll take a non-invasive third party option anytime.

    • Terry, what I can’t understand is how people don’t “see” what’s really happening?
      I think most people are terrified of rocking the boat, they just want to keep their head down, their mouth shut, stay comfortable and hope for the best that no one will bug them. They say separation is the biggest illusion, what these non-actors are failing to realize is that what’s happening is affecting EVERYONE and will eventually catch up to them after the foot soldiers, the poor, the disinfranchised, the socially negligible have first been sacrificed. No one is immune anymore.

      David Icke posted a great podcast interview yesterday on his website with Mark Devlin,

      and he said something very interesting, that it’s the people who literally have nothing left to lose who will probably change things the most and will react the most effectively say as opposed to people who still have options to run to (i.e run for cover).
      My own feeling is that there will be a combination of the factors you listed which will eventually come to some sort of boiling point and then burst the dams wide open.

  2. simian

    Reblogged this on simianpress.com and commented:
    Rocking post EER!

  3. Ah Conrad + Barbara… *shivers with disgust*

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