Posted 5 years ago on May 31, 2016, 6:47 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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"And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally." Thus spake Zarathustra.
What does it mean to be "awake" and how do we know we are awake?
When you are awake you'll know what ---
It means to know the meaning of the Fall: the loss of the Garden of Eden.
It means to know the meaning of the story of Cain and Able and many other tales of the ancients.
It means to know that the Original Sin that we inherit is to have the many work for the enrichment of the few and that it's harmful to the human race whether you work for another are are worked for by others.
More, though, can be redeemed and poverty can be made less probable by taxing the rich and thus removing their class from power than by austerity as punishment for being the poor who work for them - or would if there were more jobs. Even the poor on welfare are less dangerous than the rich. The least among us are arguably the least sinful of all.
When you are awake you'll know what the New Testament saying, "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven." really means. You'll also no that the source of that and the source of, "The poor will always be with us." are not the same. You'll know who and why each was said. When you know without doubt that the former could have been said by a Christ and the latter only by an anti-Christ, you are on the way to awakening or have arrived.
To awaken, one must want to be awake. To be fully awake is rare.
Bernie partially awakens some and "the Donald" partially awakens others. Both point out more or less real problems and propose more or less good or more or less evil solutions. Neither is fully awake and so can not fully awaken. The desire is not fully developed.
Shit! I'm starting to remind myself of the I Ching. Where did I put that book, when I set it aside a few years ago?