Let us try once again to have the freedom to speak our minds…

    ” The urge to save humanity is often a False Face for the urge to rule it.” H.L. Mencken.   I have become aware of various Dictators who would love to steal the freedom to speak our minds,  Instead They threaten to imprison us, kill us, torture us so that we will agree to their way of thinking, even though it goes against our own morals…These rulers are terrified that any-one might not agree with them, so they rely on regressive tactics to silence the so-called opposition.   So WE the people must continue to stand up and SPEAK out that this is not the world we want to live in… Black, White, Yellow, Green, Pink or whatever color you are we must treat all Men and Women as equals.   How many Earth’s are there?   There is only ONE EARTH…And we all live and exist on it…It is not you against me, it is us living together as one…Building the House of Mankind…Let me add in here another chapter from “The Experience, A Celebration of Being.” by my friend Sireo Esteve…Random House, 1974….                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DECEPTION                                                                                           Do you lie?…………………………………………………….No. I appear when men do not lie…I am the Experience.   Experiences do not lie… Men lie about them deliberately or out of ignorance.   When I am in men, men are in each other.   I am a living thing, not an arrangement of words…An arrangement of words falsely claiming to be Me cannot elicit the experience I am.                                                                                Agreed! Words lie… You are not words, even when you incite words…However eyes can lie, smiles and laughter can lie, gestures can lie…Nonetheless, agreed!   You are not a glance, a smile or a gesture…As Experience you are total…                                                                        I reach from continent to continent…I include isolated men living in jungle or polar regions…Where a man is, I am, mostly unseen and unreceived, because men shun the truth out of fear and ignorance…                                                                                                                                                                Come sit cozily at my side and lie…In my turn, I will lie to you…In a lying world, to lie is right…                                                                                                                                             How will we understand ourselves if we don’t understand our lying?    Lies, some big, some small, keep the world ticking…                                                                                    You come along.   I come along.   We meet.   You tell the truth and some lies… I tell the truth and some lies…We part…You go your way…I go my way…                                   Tell us sir, why do we lie?                                                                                                                  Sometimes for the fun of it, but mostly to retain respect for ourselves…Sometimes to hurt people…Always we lie to gain a wanted thing we would lose if we spoke truthfully…Let you put me down?   I will not permit it…So I lie…Lose my possessions, my privileges, my superiority?   Unthinkable!   I value the lie…It fires my flesh, incites my lust…By it, living things come to be good things, heartwarming things which banish the distress of truth…                                                                             Evidently you speak of an Ocean of Lies in which men bathe daily… And also of a sky of truth where men dream nightly…Unless alloyed with truth, lies will not hold together…                                                                                                                                                        In a civilization some men want to be smarter than others in everything, or at least in some specialty…When two such meet, tremors shake the foundation of their houses…To be smarter than all one’s acquaintances put together, one must be a cleaver liar…So it comes to be that on Earth, smart liars lead the truthful into make-believe…”It cannot be different,” says an apologist blandly…Speak to him about Poverty…”It cannot be different,” He says, “Some must remain hungry.”   Speak to him about disease and injustice…”It cannot be different,” he says, “It pertains to human nature.”  Speak to him about War…”It cannot be different,” he says, “The bible predicts it.”                                                                                                                                       ***                                                                                                        Come again to dreams; once more endlessly…The true dream relies upon experience and builds by it…It is not a lie, even when men lie about it…It is existence speaking about wonders to come…Believe in it…Work for it…It will not forsake you…                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ***                                                                                                     Existence has a place to go beyond the place where it is…You have places to go beyond the place where you are…Oppose the nonexistence of your culture…Expose it…Expose the lies, the make- believe,  the Idolatry, the buffoonery…Do it in a simple way…Do not conform…Escape the noose by walking right on past the lies…Mankind depends on YOU!   Right on past the lies…The Police will gang up on you…The army will be called into action…The courts will see that YOU receive “Just punishment.”   But they will NOT destroy YOU…The forces of existence uphold you…What must be will be…The House of Mankind will rise toward completion and drive all lies out of human existence…

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