Howdy Constituents, welcome to the sixty-third electorate of HACK. If you’ve made it this far, always let your conscience be your guide.
Due to Hurricane Sandy I’ve been off from work for 11 days now. Unfortunately, where I once could sleep 12 – 15 hours straight, my career consciousness is programmed to wake up early with the usual vague sense of anxiety.
What better way to cleanse that anxiety than with clear, focused hate? That’s why I started watching Fox News in the morning. It’s the perfect form of hatertainment . Previously, the only time I watched Fox News was when it was on in a waiting room, or cafe, or when The Daily Show with John Stewart dutifully and mercilessly exposes that network’s entrenched narrative of fear and deception.
But this isn’t about FOX News. This is about voting. Specifically, whether your vote matters or not. Thus, I refer you back to the title of this HACK: It doesn’t matter whether or not your vote matters.
Pretty much everyone is sick and tired of hearing about the presidential election. That’s because it never ends. As soon as the president is elected, and even if they’re elected for a second term, the presidential race continues unabated. Four years is not a long time. For that matter, 400 or 4000 or even 4,000,000 years isn’t a long time, but let’s keep this simple. In our current lifespan of approximately 100 years, four years is not a long time. It may seem like a long time at the time you’re experiencing the present moment, but as soon as it’s over you’re always like, “Man, those four years went by fast.” Not to mention that time itself seems to be accelerating…but I said I’d keep this simple. So, four years is not a long time.
In those four years a president is expected to handle everything: all the major issues of the day. I mean, just look at what Obama had to deal with in his first term. Plus, people these days demand immediate results, the product of a culture bred on instant gratification. When the damage has been wrought over a lifetime, what do you really expect to change in four years? The answer should be: not very much.
Here’s the real heart of this HACK. Some of you think that voting is important. You think we’re lucky to live in a country where we have the “freedom” to actually vote for our leaders. Some of you think that voting is a rigged game and that we’re just lucky enough to live in a country that’s not systematically killing its citizens on a daily basis. (Not yet, anyway.) No matter what your self-righteous opinion on voting is, you’re wrong.
You’re caught up in the zeitgeist. You think that governments and corporations and religions and all our other made up institutions actually matter. In the long term–and I’m speaking of a longer term than you may be capable of imagining–they don’t. You think that choosing this leader over that one will bring you one step closer to the reality you imagine is the best possible of all realities. It won’t. You may call this cynical. I call it pragmatic.
The scope of your imagination is limited to “this is just how it is” or “this is how it’s always going to be.” You can’t envision a world without leaders or governments and so you continue to depend on those external merkabas (look it up) to do what we are capable of doing right now: changing ourselves from within.
Those in power are not going to solve your problems for you. They are not even going to sincerely address these problems. They don’t need to. To make the radical and necessary changes that are needed for us to evolve as a species means that those who hold power become irrelevant. They have demonstrated time and again that they will do anything in their concentrated power to prevent that from happening. However, in your heart you know the same thing that they do, which is that the old paradigms are dying or already dead. The zeitgeist is a zeitghost.
Real change is spiritual. If you don’t like that word then by all means, choose your own synonym. The point is that cosmic evolution is greater than you or I, greater than countries, greater than the sum total of this known universe. Change is the only constant. It’s happening at all levels of perception and in all dimensions of awareness, whether you’re aware of it or not. Your concerns regarding taxes, abortion, the 1%, foreign policy, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. (please God make it stop)… All of that shit is based around short-term planning and narrow minded execution. I’m not saying that these issues aren’t important. We wouldn’t be stuck here in this space and time if we weren’t meant to deal with them. But foolishly hoping that a Dark Knight will lead you through to the dawn of a New Age is nothing more than that, a fool’s hope.
So go out and vote. Or don’t. It doesn’t really matter. If you really want change, then start affecting it in your own reality.
Realize that Heaven is cosmic co-creation. Hell is hate and hesitation. Everything in between–our self-righteous stances and our petty woes–are just temporal ripples on a timeless wave.
Towel Boy is tired of people being tired of him being right.