Sunday, April 10, 2011

My recurring dream.

I've been having a recurring dream of sorts for the past some odd months now.  Really more of a day dream I supposed.  I don't really see it so much sleeping (that I  recall at least), but it's a vision that has been playing itself in my head whenever I close my eyes.

I'm at a park and see a stressed, tired old man sitting on a bench.  He begins to lowering his head to bury them in his hands, which I could swear are always empty at first, but about halfway down there is a large blade in his hands.  Something like a helicopter propeller.  I am not sure whether the old man is aware of the blade in his hands, but if he is, he chooses to give it less than no attention and continues lowering his head.   The blade enters in his forehead, and exits the back of the head, around the same spot where my hair is tied in a pony tail..

The old man then lifts his head up, still looking down though, stretches out his left arm, and grabs another similar blade in his left hand.   Calmly he raises it and places it too in  his head, perpendicular to the first.  In the left temple, out the right.  He looks upwards a bit, perhaps stretching his neck, before he gets up from the bench.

He stood there for a second, blood dripping from his head, stretching like someone who'd been sitting for a while, then looked my direction.  When from behind, I saw an old man, but when he'd turned I'd seen a little boy, with the same blades in his head, and blood dripping, but with a content smile on his face.  He simply waves at me, spins around, and flies away.

I wonder where he's going.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cycle of equality and freedom (an admittedly incomplete thought... part 1)

Equality leads to freedom.
Freedom leads to inequality.
Inequality leads to tyranny.
Tyranny  leads to revolution.
Revolution leads back to equality.

A true equality, with no hierarchy whatsoever, wherein all people are truly equal, will inevitably produce total freedom.  With the lack of hierarchy, nobody has any more or less authority than anybody else, except for as agreed upon by two or more parties.  The only freedoms given up, are given up voluntarily, all other freedoms are held.

Ironically this also gives one the freedom to believe that he is not equal to, but greater than others.  More disturbing; people seem to inevitably end up exercising their freedom to believe that someone is better than all of them.  People inevitably seem to freely give up equality.  Slowly over time their freedoms will be taken away as inequality drifts into tyranny.

Next, the people eventually regret giving up what they did.  Revolution begins.  Old established false senses of superiority are topple, and equality replaces it again.