Breaking through the popularized delusions, we all need to handle the cutting-edge truth (as odd as it may seem) in the name of righteous victory for our veterans and everyone else.
Let us see if you can handle the sometimes-tough but rewarding truth herein, and feel free to treat this post like a deep-tissue massage for the societal mind with serious knot issues.
Never served in the militaristic spotlight being focused upon today, but I still appreciate the worthy challenges that honorable members of our military embrace on behalf of our security.
There are two main thrusts with respect to my participation in veteran affairs.
One is helping ensure that all veterans have the liberty to access the brilliantly powerful psychedelic experiences that (at least sometimes) serve to help veterans best deal with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and any other condition addressable by the responsible use of that power.
MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) is already engaged with higher levels at the Pentagon about that leverage, for prime example, so this thrust is already thankfully majorly working outside of my contribution.
The other thrust is doing my best to help ensure that the liberty being fought for is actualized in general, so not the blatantly treasonous pre-American conservative exercise spanning national history across the political spectrum that leaves liberty defined by the people in power with outright dismissal against the nationally obligatory and unalienable right to liberty.
That liberty is certainly, righteously, and intelligently defined as liberty limited only by the right itself — i.e. harmless liberty.
Harmless liberty logically (so fairly, so justly) and critically prevents the abuse of law — a truth that almost exclusively leaves us with the metaphorical crickets chirping via the outrageous absence of care.
Literally all persecution throughout our national existence comes from ignoring that righteous obligation, so this is a deadly serious issue worthy of public priority, but remains dominantly ignored in favor of further selfishly empowering our oligarchy by torturously judicially defining liberty (usually by similarly defining risk) supposedly against the suffering of the innocent.
Our nation was clearly and justly established against the abuse of law — logically the worst form of abuse due to its mainly broad (and too often terribly, if not deadly, deep) scope of destruction. But, basically repeating for key emphasis, that lesson remains foolishly tossed aside too often for the sake of competing selfish oligarchical agendas, which are pathetically merely presented as publicly beneficial.
The mere illusion of public benefit, while judicially approved and mass-rights-infringing harm complexly penetrates throughout countless non-rights-infringing (i.e. innocent) lives, is tragically pathetically acceptable by way too many people; a majority that truly occupies humanity’s greatest power — strength in numbers — but a majority pathetically manipulated by dominating and selfish oligarchical desires.
As liberty is an unalienable right, then (at least certain popular) psychedelic experiences (which factually harm nobody by default — at least based upon the furthest reach of conclusive science) cannot possibly be nationally illegal. Moreover, the harmless acts (e.g. mere possession) enabling those experiences cannot be judicially banned nor regulated.
Corruption against the liberty that has been (and continues to be) inclusively militarily fought for is flagrant, and a serious red flag (if not a series of them) that continues to be inappropriately ignored, while our nation resultingly demonstrates an exacerbating destabilization behind the mainstream propaganda curtain.
Unbearably popular and selfish spin is terribly wearing our nation down on the credibility front.
While this day formally recognizes military veterans, I hope those veterans do not mind the statement herein that all other honorable veterans (obviously including those within law enforcement) deserve similar recognition for their similar embrace of our security.
All veterans need our public support, but not just the verbal and superficial expression of that support, which is too often weak to a degree raising the question of sincerity.
The support needed is by a responsible and dutiful public capable of ensuring oligarchical pressures are honorable. That obviously includes the critical decision regarding when to turn people into veterans by way of serious danger.
Basically repeating for emphasis, that support is severely lacking, while such pressures instead rampantly extend on behalf of the selfish side during conflicts of interest to serious national deterioration, so in effect forms a complex civil war to define liberty by law to unethically secure certain oligarchical power in the continuously tumultuous bid for power — the ironically pathetic ‘king of the hill’ mental illness against public safety.
All power is temporary and fully paid for by powerlessness within a balancing reality of pure energy (at least according to the furthest application of mainstream science), so excessive power hunger is pointless and sick — so obviously not a good base for leadership.
Balance is required for stability, which is required for composure, which is required for competence, which is required for genuine progress, which is required for civility, which is required for health (basically balance).
While the net result of society continues to exist strongly amid an obvious overpopulation of our species, society dominantly suffers from a serious stress imbalance foolishly with no remedy being delivered for all intents and purposes. All of the insane violence and other forms of abuse come from the sadly powerful need to compensate from that imbalance.
Given that technology is increasingly and rather rapidly becoming more powerful and less expensive, the risk of a major technological strike by insane forces capable of severely crippling (if not destroying) our species continues to rise.
Sure there are people espousing the value of stress management, but that remains a relatively small drop in the ocean compared to the dramatic public force necessary for optimal societal stability, so genuine progress.
It also unfortunately leaves us with a muddy definition of the word stress, which is terribly unhelpful. Stress is sometimes defined as always bad, but that definition is problematic, because healthy pressures are easier to communicate when stress is simply any pressure inherently without judgement.
Therefore relying only upon the physics definition of stress for clearly optimal communication (that definition basically being one body distorting another body), ultimately stress and change are synonymous.
Change (stress) can obviously be healthy or unhealthy, so the problem is not about eliminating stress, but ensuring that unhealthy stress is minimized, while healthy stress thrives enough to strengthen at least our species.
Productivity is abusively (but popularly) defined throughout history solely as work.
Rest is taking a break from being productive, according to that abuse.
The result is widespread and too often deep unhealthy stress from the dominant imbalance between work and rest, because resulting pressures towards “productivity” mean (too often much) more work over rest.
Remember that imbalance is instability against composure, competence, and genuine progress.
To really be “productive” in the abusive sense, one must work even harder, so many (if not most) people are severely unhealthily stressed out by what should be a publicly obvious societal detriment — excessive engagement towards professionalism and traditions that at least questionably (if not outright fail to) benefit the public — but certainly “benefit” the oligarchy.
A healthy work ethic is obviously wise (and smartly working above and beyond for a worthy cause is noble), but so too is a healthy rest ethic.
Balancing those ethics is obviously key to civility.
Rest allows the body to naturally heal, so is undeniably productive.
Without that healing, a serious burden upon our healthcare system emerged (and is sustained, if not sickly growing) to empower a “legal” medical monopoly with all of the abhorrent price-fixing, extortion, and other disastrous problems that come from any antitrust-defying monopolistic dam — a criminal enterprise that could be (but, pathetically for political reasons, is not) promptly stopped simply by our executive branch of government wisely choosing to enforce clear and longstanding antitrust law.
Without that healing and repeating for emphasis, unhealthy stress way too often leads to the unleashing of violence and other abuses (drug, sex, food, and so on).
By reducing the public burden towards “productivity”, the public is naturally healthier, so more likely to be smarter inclusively as part of genuine productivity.
More rest means more economic opportunity ironically, because of the increased amount of goods and services relied upon to support a healthy rest ethic.
We the public would also then more likely have the time and energy to focus at least respectably somewhat upon serving as a continuous and harmless kind of “security detail” that secures our unalienable right to liberty (which consequently naturally upholds the rights to life and the pursuit of happiness, if unclear) to best prevent the selfish side of policy and private sector dominance — and that public focus is also real productivity.
That policy obviously (too often questionably, if not outrageously) includes the exercise of subjecting daughters and sons to war.
Our nation (especially while allowing the public to exercise the right to remain responsibly armed) could crush a foreign military invasion here, so the goal of a strong national defense has already been achieved, while other goals (e.g. education and poverty) remain terribly insufficiently addressed. Neglecting those other critical goals is a serious threat to national security and genuine productivity.
War also includes the undeniably illegal (in an uncorrupt judicial system) war on some drugs, which affects us all, but especially endangers soldiers and law enforcement, in part because of seriously powerful leverage by the massive profit margin solely from black market compulsion that pours enormous (and otherwise unachievable) financial resources into criminal (including terrorist) organizations of all sizes — even to a militarized degree.
While there is literally no concrete evidence proving any effectiveness for public safety via that prohibition, there is ample demonstrable evidence proving the gross empowerment of thugs on both sides of the law to press their hideous flavor of ‘might makes right’ with no respect for that public safety.
There can be no honorable doubt about the fact that our Supreme Court illegally redefined the Commerce Clause from ‘regulate commerce’ to ‘regulate any activity having a substantial effect on commerce’ (clearly different, according to the English language).
Allowing the Commerce Clause to be the sole constitutional basis for the Controlled Substances Act (and other relevance) — i.e. the war on drugs — is nothing shy of outrageous. The hideous mass-rights-infringing destruction from yet another failed prohibition (e.g. serious taxpayer resources are expended, while we do not even have a “drug free” prison system) hypocritically demonstrates even more unhealthy stress against us all.
Honorable veterans serve us, but a healthy synergy demands that we honorably serve them.
Honor in those (and other) circles is the absence of thuggery to instead embrace responsible toughness — the righteous form of toughness leading to the crystal clear understanding that civility is critical for optimal science and technology to better ensure members of our military and law enforcement come home safely.
In short, responsibly tough people serve civility to improve their lives as well as the rest of ours.
On the human-ruining hand, thugs (on both sides of the law) are all about dominating via fear, so obviously and stupidly never care about civility — just blunt power foolishly without intellectual concerns, although some are smart enough to disguise their thuggery via the illusion of public benefit to prevent a righteous and likely victorious public backlash.
“Just say no to thugs!” does not cut it by a long shot even by the best metaphorical sniper.
That honor extends to include the absence of reason abuse (especially that fueling law abuse) to instead embrace pure (e.g. unspun) and irrefutable logic — undeniably necessary for fairness, so (by definition) justice.
Real justice obviously must reign for civility.
Joining veterans in exercising bravery, courage, and honor for healthy stress overall is the only way towards true productivity and ultimately the civility necessary for optimal scientific and technological progress to better secure our military and law enforcement, and obviously the rest of us throughout posterity.
This entertainment veteran who has seriously ‘suffered for my art’ is firmly allied with those honorable folks in expression and dutiful exercise.