The Fall of the Establishment Through Astrology

For those who oppose the establishment, the question astrologically is not only when are the bad times for the establishment sign Saturn, but also when is the organized resistance represented by Aquarius well aspected?  Conveniently everything is described by several major planetary patterns arriving soon.  The rise of the organized resistance and revolutionary action is inevitable with these planetary patterns.  The fall of the establishment is guaranteed although it will be a bloody mess before all the destruction stops.  For my version of what that establishment is I believe it will take 200 years to clean out the majority of everything that needs to be wiped off the face of the Earth.

The core pattern supporting the establishment is Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn temporarily supported from a trine from Uranus in Taurus to Saturn only.  The forces of revolution represented by Uranus are choosing to stay comfortable at this time in their walled fortresses and play the establishment's chess game by playing to the system at the times when Uranus trines Saturn.  The last trine was just last month from Uranus to Saturn.  This indicates that this election season is likely to be a lackluster one for the hopes of those wanting change from the existing order.  The resistance has chosen to say "I didn't sell out, I bought in."  Well with that kind of attitude you can see why we get nowhere with these sorts of things.  But hope isn't lost yet, it's still to come. 

Yet Uranus never reaches the trine with Pluto in Capricorn because Pluto leaves Capricorn before Uranus trines it.  And that's a disaster astrologically speaking for the establishment because when Uranus does make that trine it's going to make the trine to a Pluto in Aquarius, the sign of the resistance and revolution.  At that point the balance of power will shift away from the establishment and it will begin to lose gradually and periodically suddenly in shifts of power.

This brings us to the other good signs in the charts.  Saturn enters the sign of the resistance and revolution in March of 2020 for a short spell and again in December of 2020 for two years.  The real revolutionary forces will rise and impose order at this point, whatever order they choose presumably.  A massive shift in the world's establishment order occurs here in December of 2020 when Jupiter begins a two hundred year transformation with Saturn as they both conjunct for the first time since the 1400's in the sign of Aquarius.  This marks a complete shift from the Earth signs to the Air signs when the important Jupiter Saturn conjunctions will occur from now for 200 years with one exception in Scorpio.

In addition several other remarkable astrological conjunction functions happen that deprive the establishment of potential victory.  Mars never joins the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.  Instead it misses that point when it conjuncts Saturn at an astounding 0 and a half degrees degrees of Aquarius in April of 2020.  The establishment's power will attack first though as Mars conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn first.  This occurs around the end of March of 2020 about the 23rd or so.  The establishment will attack here, and the resultant counter reformation of structure will occur quickly with the conjunction of Mars and Saturn in Aquarius.  From that point forward the resistance and revolution will have the advantage.

However it will be very tough going as the forces of revolution will be opposing the new revolutionary order represented by Saturn during this first entrance into Aquarius.  This means that the revolution will be divided against itself for the first years with lots of infighting and chaos.  This will be evident as Uranus in Taurus squares Saturn in Aquarius.  The revolution in money which began with the entrance of Uranus into the sign of money, comfort, and women (Taurus) will be negatively impacting any established revolutionary organizations represented by Saturn in Aquarius.  The birth of the revolution is difficult and largely still-born.  Chaos hampers its consolidation.  However it has luck and law on its side with the Jupiter conjunction with Saturn.

The establishment is also hampered by a lack of astrological lucky breaks. They would need Uranus to trine Pluto before it leaves Capricorn.  and give them the advantage of having technology and/or revolutionary appeal with the people.  This they lack.  Instead Uranus in Gemini eventually makes the trine to Pluto when it is in the revolutionary sign of Aquarius.  Woops.  Game over, man.  G.g., as they say.

When Pluto enters Aquarius in 2023-2024 and stays there for almost 20 years afterwards the power shifts to the revolution and resistance.  As the revolution turns to the use of the powers of destruction and transformation, the establishment will be pushed back for 20 years.  Last time Pluto was in Aquarius it was the time of the French Revolution and off with their heads.  All throughout 2027 and 2028 Uranus in Gemini boosts the forces of the media to assist in the revolutionary destructive impulse of Pluto in Aquarius.  The establishment is going to be replaced by the new power rising through the forces of change.  The media will be on the side of that revolution probably after some media realignment.

It will be a great time but difficult time for those in the resistance.  And it will be a lousy time to be a drama queen represented by Leo.  The global ego is going to smashed down to bits with Pluto opposing Leo.  Uranus will boost the ego a bit here so there will be a balance.  This means the transformation will be gradual in this regard.  The establishment will be hit by a spiritual onslaught from Neptune in Aries at this time as well for 14 years starting in 2025.  This process will be an aggressive push by spiritual forces to bring down the establishment represented by Saturn.  That process while somewhat slow will decay and rot away the established order especially the idea that a balance represented by Libra, which Neptune will oppose, is possible.

This process will be greatly assisted by a Saturn conjunction with Neptune in Aries which will result in an increase in the spiritual order of the military occurring in 2026.  These forces will be destroying both the balance represented by Libra and the establishment represented by Capricorn.  The military will provide a key spiritual support structure against the establishment worldwide at this time.  However it will also beat down on society, also represented by Libra, ruthlessly at this time and again periodically for the entire Neptune transit through Aries.

Balance will not be possible while Neptune is opposing in Libra except by the chance realignments that occur while Uranus is in the Gemini supporting Libra.  Once Uranus leave Gemini and goes into Cancer, however, starting in 2033, the establishment is screwed as Neptune will still be in Aries.  Here the forces of technology, revolution, and democracy directly oppose the establishment for the protection of the home, homeland, mother, and simple people represented by Cancer, which is incidentally the planet of the Kraken or Godzilla.  Now when Pluto gets to Cancer, you might very well see the simple people of the world go smashing the old order piece by piece for a prolonged period of time like a Kraken or Godzilla.  That's a long way off but for now with Uranus in Cancer and Neptune in Aries, it will be enough to see the establishment's force diminish significantly and it's position become untenable.

They only catch a lucky break that Uranus doesn't make the exact square to Neptune in the cardinal signs against Capricorn instead making the exact square in Leo (Uranus) and Taurus (Neptune).  It will be close because the conjunctions occur in the first one and two degrees of Taurus so the establishment will be under massive total pressure that nearly destroys it.  It only manages to dodge the proverbial bullet by inches.

And when it emerges on the other side of this time period it will be greatly weakened.  Only some spiritual forces represented by Neptune in Taurus will be supporting the Capricorn position which will allow it to make a degree of recovery.  But by this time the power of the revolutionary forces will continue to grow as Pluto continues its long journey through Aquarius not fully ending until 2044.

During this entire process other shifts will happen as Jupiter and Saturn make patterns to the main patterns represented by Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, the biggest forces.  The one I have examined is Saturn in Aries conjunct Neptune in Aries.  But Saturn also enters Cancer in 2033 giving the common simple people an established voice in the process.  Here it squares back to the very same Neptune in Aries that it made the conjunction with in 2026 so this is a process that starts in 2026 and comes to critical stressful turning point in 2026 again beating on the establishment from two directions.

The years after 2045 are better for the establishment for some time as the three heavy planets will be in supporting positions, but by then it will very much be a new establishment with new players and a new position.  Much of the old establishment will have been swept away by the changes and the erosion of what is weak and untenable.  And a new spiritual power will emerge with Pluto in Pisces.  It will certainly be a exciting time to see what is coming down the pike towards us as a human species. 

Now Is Not The Season For Looking Back

Those of you who read this site will note that I tend to vary my themes quite a bit.  It's not easy being a philosopher, scientist, metaphysician, mystic, writer, idealist, warrior, and prophet.  Try it some time and you'll appreciate the dilemma I can assure you.  It can get a little rough on the mind.  This little essay is on astrology.  La de da.  Since everything competent tends to fall into my lap, having had a rather delicious view of the whole sha-bang as they say, here's another demonstration of being right.

Astrology on the whole is a great subject.  Probably the most complicated of all subjects and mostly needlessly so by the very astrologers whose job it is to simplify the themes to easily understandable ideas for people that actually assist them.  Sadly the profession is filled with too many lazy, indifferent, or incompetent people as is the case with many professions nowadays.

Currently Saturn and Pluto, two very important "heavy" planets are transiting through Capricorn.  This is a time that conventional institutions receive a boost of power.  Saturn and Pluto support conventional institutions in this placement.  Anyone who says otherwise is an idiot and a liar.

It's good but hard times to be a Capricorn.  It is a shitty time to be a Aries, Cancer, or Libra or if you have any major personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) in those signs if they are in the aspect orb for Saturn and Pluto.  Since the aspect orb is very large for the squares (8 degrees) and the conjunctions/oppositions (10 degrees) most of you Aries, Cancers, and Libras are really looking forward to when these two heavy planets go and harass someone else.

Collectively Cancer is the sign of the past and looking back.  I've got a moon there so I've been feeling the horrible effects of Pluto for years though it is almost out of the orb for myself.  Saturn is currently harassing my moon and I've got an inclination to dump the past and the whole let's remember everything forever inclination that a moon in Cancer gives one.  It ain't easy, let me tell ya!

As Cancer is the sign opposing Pluto and Saturn right now, collectively this is a time when our attachment to the past, the mother, and conservative ways is broken.  These are among the many things associated with the sign of Cancer which is getting hammered by the unpleasant duo of Saturn and Pluto. Once sundered there is no going back.  Thank Goddess for that!  We were really sick of having to watch the goddamn reruns in our emotional bodies anyway.   So long to useless trash I say!  I'd say burn it down too but you have to wait for a good Mars transit for that.

In any case, till Mars joins the ritual of annihilation we'll just have to go along with the existing show.  Believe me the collective doesn't want to have this experience.  It's fighting tooth and nail for every ounce of the way things used to be.  But dudes and dudettes, it's an over and done with deal.  Get over it.   This is a very important lesson for those with major influences in Cancer.  I can relate not just because my Moon is there but because the Moon is my most powerful planet.

Collectively the end of all nostalgia for what was is happening.  It is the end as the forces of destruction and structure oppose everything that was.   The past is being crushed and broken by the power of existing institutions of order and power.  This is also a very bad time to be a conservative because Cancer is the sign of the conservative way.  So all's not good news for the right, in case you were taking this as an essay on the political system as it exists through what is loosely called "ideology" but is in fact more akin to the people who want change versus the people who don't.

For many years I read how Pluto was going to destroy the establishment.  While it's in the sign of the establishment?  Hardly.  Pluto lends power to the sign it passes through so they get an extra wallop of power and will.  Notice the increasing power of the central order?  Notice how everyone wants to be in power now so they can wield that enormous "advantage"?  Yeah, the astrologers that said otherwise were fools.  I believed them till I did my own analysis and realized, nope, only an incompetent moron could fail with Pluto conjugating their planetary positions.  Oh, how I wish it were true, but it's not.  That's the way it is.

Luckily for all of us this transit of Saturn will end in 2020 when the increase of order of power of the existing order will no longer be supported by the planetary lords of that process.  Looking for the decline of the establishment?  Look to the transit of Neptune in Aries beginning in 2025.  That's when you'll see a new dawn starting in spiritual force.  It's a long way off for those of you wishing for something better.  But it's better to be sober looking at the truth than lying to one's self with bad half baked astrology predictions based upon a lack of logic.  Just look at what conjunctions are and you'll see that I'm right (as usual).

What this means is that power belongs to those that support the structure of order and opposes those who argue for a return to the past.  A return to the past is not possible with this transit!  There is no going back.  Pluto and Saturn are opposing it!  What they want is order at any cost.  That order means more rules, more control, and more domination.  If you can't get with the program, that process will steamroll you into the gutter.  Don't mess with Pluto or Saturn.  This is especially true when they will conjunct in the sky in January 2020.  The establishment will be at the height of its power.  Not a good time to be a ordinary human being on Earth.  Sorry, the news is the news.  Don't blame me, blame yourselves.

Consciousness is a necessary component of being alive on Earth.  Reading the signs correctly is another.  If you can't read the signs correctly, then you need to get out of the business of prediction.  Those who have been predicting falsely will also have their day.  They will be laughed out of the public square.  I'm not afraid of that because if I'm wrong then everything will turn out fine and everyone will forget about it.  But if I'm right, which I am, then you'll all see it happen.  The establishment will reach the zenith of it's power in 2020.  It's won't start a precipitous decline until Neptune reaches Aries when warriors of spirit will rise up to attack it.  That's 2025.  The future isn't written in stone, as I've stated before, but everything happens in cycles so what's happening on the ground will make this true.

You have been informed about the matter I trust now.  The story of the unconscious is one of patterns that repeat until one becomes conscious of them.  If you are conscious you can make a difference.  If you aren't, then you can't.   You're just another number then as far as the universe is concerned.  Get with it and learn or just be another loser.  That's life on Earth.  Wake up people! 

The Great Con: Fate

Fate is the greatest con job in the universe.  A bunch of lazy liars came up with the idea one day while they were dreaming up a better con to fool everyone into buying into something.  It was a sneaky ruse.  And the fools bought it like the suckers that they were.

Why, you might ask, as if you give a damn!  The answer, obviously, is that everyone needs something to sell.  You see that's the great trick behind the great con, the one that goes on everywhere as far as the eye can see.  You look out, and it's so obvious.  Everyone is lying, cheating, stealing, and trying to get away with it.  So then, if you see it clearly, why bother with the rest of the bullshit they sell?

Perhaps the people pleasing deceivers among you would insist that buying into their bullshit is what makes them happy.  No, I say, no!  You have all of you been deceived by your own stupid!  You must understand, your con job act isn't going to fool anyone except yourself maybe if you take it too far.

But think upon the matter of fate for a minute.  What is it?  How can it exist at all?  Well if everything were a giant computer system made by some mysterious cosmic powers then fate would be what it is that you will do in the program.  And there in lies the lie!  Choice is within the realm of your power.  Yet that has nothing to do with fate.  So then if fate isn't a lie, it's just a ruse.  It's irrelevant to the quest of life itself.

This is absolutely critical to understand.  Fate means nothing!  Nothing!  It's a mental phantasm your mind invents to keep you in compliance with whoever is selling the idea so that they don't bash you over the head for questioning orders.  That's what fate is in this world.  In the rest of the transdimensional reality, sure it's there.  But it's character that counts, not fate.  It's choice and character that moves the destiny of worlds.  Thus fatalism, accepting the idea of having no choice because of the mental abstract "fate", is the greatest sin against woman and man.

Another poor way of phrasing this idea that is commonly heard is the idea that "fate is what you make of it".  Now whoever came up with that particular line of what passes for "reasoning" should be fired..out of a cannon..into the sun.  I cannot stress that enough.  Fate is NOT what you make of it.  Choice and character are what make you, fate doesn't matter!  This is what I mean when I talk about the problem of pop philosophy.  A cynical man or woman might think that someone purposely misled everyone by twisting their minds with meaningless ideas so they could never get anywhere through the powers of thought control.  Who would do such a thing?  You'd be surprised.

None the less, whether by accident or conspiracy, fate is still the greatest con job in the universe.  The rest, as they say, though you shouldn't trust them even if they say it, is up to you.  Onward towards victory!

The Children of the Stars

"There are no accidents in the cosmos, all has been earned what is given." - The Arkalkian Legend of the Children of the Stars

The Children of the Stars

by Chris Freely

A Story from the Mendelbrot Universe

There are the children of the worlds.  For them all creation is given.  And for those children their power is absolute for they are given The Choice.  It is around The Choice that all creation moves.

The powers that came before and after sent forth messengers to keep the Balance and The Law and to offer The Choice to those who listen in the worlds.  All that is created must be respected.  This the Law of Life.

But the children of the worlds are made in error so that they may taste the wrath of bitterness.  The children of the worlds are prone to foolishness.  The Spheres bound the children of the worlds to the fate of the Goddesses and the Gods by the will of the One Goddess and the One God.  This is known as the Master Plan.  

Yet the children of the worlds have desires, and it is by these desires that they are undone.  But still they will have them for Passion cannot be diminished by the warnings of the ancients.  Indeed, Passion binds the cosmos and so none can deny it's power.

There are no accidents in the cosmos, all has been earned what is given.  This is the Law of Karma.  All those who fight this Law are called the Anti-Karmists.  Vast are they in number and Karma is an inconvenience to them.  But not so for the Archons.

The Archons birth the children of the stars from their thoughts and dreams.  And the Archons are all kept in balance by the Goddesses and Gods that watch over creation for the Archons all desire something of their own.  Ultimately the Archons desire children or Life.  So the Archons make the planets and stars their children in spirit before they become them.

And because there is a balance the Archons must abide by the Law.  And there are Archons tasked with keeping the Law and Archons tasked with keeping the Balance.  The Archons tasked with keeping the Law are the Archons of Light, for the Light always has an advantage when Life is complete.  And those Archons tasked with keeping the Balance are the Dark Archons, for they rise up to contest that which has become corrupted in the Light itself.

The great error gives birth to the great ring cycle.  The children of the stars sometimes die destroying many of their own children of the worlds.  These violent explosions of fire are a natural occurrence in the life of the children of the stars, the stars themselves and the planets.  But the stars are still accountable for their Karma.  

But more often it is the children of the worlds that destroys the children of the stars.  Ignorance begets violence against the children of the stars so that the mortals wish to have what the stars possess in great abundance, light, that powers all things.  So it is that the wicked among the children of the worlds creates the necessity for the darkening.   But it was all known by Nature for She has ever watched them.

When the stars and planets died by the hands of the children of the worlds, the Archons knew what had been done to them.  And they cried forth a great cry to the one God and One Goddess for revenge against the children of the worlds, for they had murdered the children of the stars, the children of the Archons.  Thus those who had been wronged wished to have the Season of Karma so that they might have their revenge.  And this is how war was given birth in the worlds, for the Archons would return to seek retribution for the theft of the life of what was not taken in Justice.

But the children of the worlds laughed at the legends and paid them no heed.  For what could the spirits of balls of dirt and fire do to them?  But they had lied to themselves, for the stars and planets had memory and all that was created was done so for a reason.  And those reasons were built into the heart of all so that what was wronged was known and who was wronged was known.

For all the children of the stars had names, though only the most ancient of the children of the worlds could possible comprehend them.  And there were those who had given them their names, the Archons, whose power is to name that which is not yet named in the worlds.  So when those who had been wronged knew, the Justice of the Ancients was demanded.

There were those among the children of the worlds that followed the way of the stars and knew the Justice of the Cosmos.  They knew what was good and what was evil in the way of being.  They knew their times, their seasons, and their fates.  It was often called upon them to keep the Balance of the Worlds.  In this the Law of the Cosmos is enforced by the children of the worlds on behalf of the children of the stars and on behalf of the lesser children of the worlds, the animals, plants, and nature spirits of the worlds.

This is referred to as the Holy League of the Stars.  It is found everywhere throughout the worlds for those with Knowledge.  Here they keep the great beast Karma chained away from the worlds when it's season is not in force.  For they are keepers of the rights of those who have not yet come under the power of Justice.  

It is the Holy League of the Stars that keeps the order in the worlds so that the Balance is not disturbed.  Karma is given its time so that the living may have Life and the revenge comes at a time when it is not harmful to the Rights of the living.  But the Archons wait for the time of vengeance, when Karma is loosed and they have free reign over those who have done them harm.

This is why the warnings are there for the ignorant.  Beware the Archons, for their power is unbreakable.  And they will remember what you did, in this world, and in the next, and in the worlds to come.  Beware!  For what you do today will come back to find you tomorrow, for the Archons are ever watchful and they do not make mistakes of that sort.

The children of the stars are tasked with the creation of a perfect cosmos.  But it is only with the assistance of the children of the worlds that such a perfect cosmos can be created as the ultimate gift of creation.  In such a perfect cosmos no destruction can occur and all beings are at peace with one another.  When the perfect cosmos is built, the worlds and stars are saved.  But it is the doom of the cosmos to be churned by Nature and Karma.  

For many have many grievances amongst the losers.  And long have they waited to taste the fulfillment of their dark appetites.  Beware children of the worlds!  The Legion of Darkness is always waiting to strike somewhere.  It would bind you in your dooms if you remain but unwary for too long.  

And so it was that the Great Warning was given.  Do good, lest evil return from thine own hand.  And this was the birth of the first dark appetite, the desire to watch those who have harmed be harmed in return.  It was from this dark appetite that arose all the others.  But all of it was good, for the Balance must be maintained at all costs.  So it was that the Dark Archons came forth in the worlds to sow the chaos of what had been unanswered, of what had been taken from them.

The children of the stars thus show their faces to the worlds.  They will come to you to rule you.  Such is the way of the Dark Archons, for there's is a terrible purpose made necessary for the crimes of the cosmos unanswered.  

And they will come unto you at times as a terrible ending of all things.  For the stars have much grievances with the worlds, and the worlds have much grievances with each other.  For all that is imperfect must be made perfect.  This is the Law of Justice.  

In the beginning was the error that made the Dark Archons necessary.  Always an accident it is.  Always a star starts it.  A star explodes while growing killing those who are unaware as it explodes in its height.  Those that died have rights of vengeance against the star.  The star is destroyed by the reincarnated civilization or system that it destroyed when it exploded.  This is done by harvesting the star for the energy to maintain that civilization.

While the star has the Natural Right to kill those unaware of its impending explosion, those who are killed do not have the Natural Right to kill the star because a star's nature is greater than that of those who were harmed.  Such is the Natural Right of the children of the stars.  But they are entitled to shorten the stars life according to the Law of Equal Compensation.  As such The Great Negotiation of time and thought is necessary to establish the right of harvest based upon the Law of Just Compensation of Karmic Grievances.

Sadly, the knowledge of this Law does not come easily to sentients as they must perfect it over ages of philosophy to the level of the problem they encounter living in the Cosmos.  Others may do it for them at a cost, though these things get complicated the more one thinks about them.  Living consciously though is said to have its rewards, though few among the worlds pays attention to this when they become unwise and greedy.

How the nature of the settlement of the problem of the accidental death of the star is one of the cornerstones of karmic philosophy studied by the children of the worlds to know the Fate of all things in Justice.  Yet such deaths bound the worlds to the minds of the Archons for theirs is tasked with the Threads that run through all lives.  We call these things Angels and Archangels, but there are threads of threads, and deeper powers still.

So when the children of the stars destroy the children of the worlds, the fate of the stars are decided to give back to the worlds what was stolen.  Yet over time the children of the worlds steals all the children of the stars, for they cannot fight back except for by those who understand.  Thus it is that the Holy League of the Stars manages the cosmos by will of the Archons on behalf of the Goddesses and Gods who serve the one God and Goddess of Light.

This order of creation is described as the chain of heavens of which the male Archons live in the bottom one between their creative acts of co-thought with the Goddess and the God.  The female Archons are the ships, planets, and stars of the cosmos.  The Goddesses and Gods rule the heavens which are non-physical contemporaneous transdimensional realms that are magical in nature and offer a respite from the life of the worlds and the stars alike at times between lives lived in the dense physical worlds.

It is in these realms that the true negotiations of karma proceed.  Rare children of the worlds have access to these places, but if they are have the powers of the Goddesses or Gods or if they are awakened sentient Archons, they may pleasure a peek into the Truth surrounding the Politics of the Cosmos or The Great Game.

The world is a Great Game to the Archons and the lesser Goddesses and Gods of creation.  Here they play crafty roles subverting the lesser minions of creation and fighting each other in great contests to see who has the most power.  But such games inevitably cause problems in the heavens, for as above, so below, sometimes war breaks out in the higher planes.

While these are games to the painless bodies of higher dimensional life, the children of the worlds in the physical do not have such a great time with war.  The children of the stars aren't too fond of it either.  It is often said the Great Price is paid in the physical universe for all the follies of the Archons, the Goddesses, and the Gods.  

As much as the Archons try they cannot create a perfect universe without the aid of the sentient Holy League of the Stars.  This then creates the Archon's error which binds the Archons to their own Karma as Archons as well as the cosmos which they have created in pre-conception.  This is the magical doom of the Archon who must look into the Well of Souls, a part of the Etheric Plane, to create what He or She creates through their own incarnations.  Anything that is seen in the Well of Souls becomes ensnared in the Archon's mind thus dooming it and him simultaneously.

The Archon then transforms into his opposite and that Archon's journey is done.  The Archon gives rise to female offspring in the worlds, so that he dies and arises as she.  The Archon is often said to be the Great Father of the Great Mother that is to come. 

An Archon's journey is complex, most are born as Goddesses or Gods in the higher divine planes.  They walk a journey downwards in creation until they are prepared for mortal incarnations again.  This is a great walk.   It is said that they walk down from the Heavens.

It is the belief of most spiritual beings that the stars host the heavens within their halls deep in their cores.  Here the Gods and Goddesses meet to plan the worlds.  They then descend from the Heavens of the Stars to the Heavens of the Worlds.  When they reach the bottom of this journey below the heavens they become Archons and contest each other's wills for the Fate of the world or worlds in question.

It is said these great contests take a long time.  And while the Archons debate and fight each other, Nature grows into the worlds until it is time for the Archons to arrive as sentients.  Such is the path from the Heavens of the Stars to the beginning of the Life of the worlds.

It is said the walk up and down to the heavens is splendor beyond imagination.  But the contest of Life takes place in the worlds for the Fate of all things of the worlds and all thoughts of the divine.  While the great contest of perfection is ongoing, it can only take up so much of one Season of time.  This is the Season of War.

War begins with the contest of injustices.  Each side declares its injustices against the other, and both agree to fight.  The fight consumes the injustice, and both sides are left with nothing.  This happens more often than one cares to think about.  If the universe were so constructed it would not exist, and periodically as it happens, does not exist either.

The Children of the Stars and the Worlds fear that moment.  The Great Cosmic Winter that is to come is an old legend among the ancients of the worlds.  And all shall fade into darkness.  But it ain't that bad once it's over and done with.  Just very inconvenient and all.

The cosmos hates perishing just as much as the next atom.  The problem this creates is that the Goddesses and Gods get blamed for this sort of thing even though the Archons technically co-assisted the process in a more real way.  The Goddesses and Gods are tasked with the maintenence of the heavens though, not of the worlds. 

It is said among the legends of the heavens, that when the worlds and stars are destroyed, the demons will attack the heavens and throw down the host into utter nothingness.  Thus even the named Goddesses and Gods may fall to the onslaught of the demons for the actions of the children of the worlds and the children of the stars alike.

It is said among the cynical that all things in creation have an agenda. And this is the basis of the Great Game.  It is often said by the cynical that all is conspiring against itself.  But this is only as true as it must be true in the Season of the Grey.

For not all things under the one Goddess and God are based on the will to get what they want.  There are others who chose to follow the ways of gifting.  These go forth and give instead of take.  For these facilitators there is no Karma except the Karma of magic.

The Karma of magic rules the space between the laws.  Bound in answer to the singular mind that demands it, magic binds as magic does.  For where karma and magic meet, there are the gathering of the Wise.  But there are few in the worlds who care to know such things except when it is brought to their attention.

Those who seek magic seek the power to animate what they will.  As such magic is not considered the choice of those who are uninterested in power.  But all magic comes from a desire to create ultimately, for to create the worlds is what all beings who can conceive of this motive desire.

Here there is then the dividing line between those who wish to have more and those who wish to serve.  For some service is a calling that is rooted in the pleasure of giving.  In others it is a duty that must be performed for the rites of some passage into greater good.  And still others do not give at all, so they must fall to the doom of not giving.

The stars are always giving out the light of the universe, and so always have the benefit of karma.  But each star is responsible for its own crimes, so each must go to her doom.  The stars make the worlds light, and in the world they make the worlds bright.  But they must always beware for there are those who want them for their own purposes.

Wise are the stars that seek the council of the Holy League of the Stars.  And wiser still are the societies that choose to abide by the Law of the Archons.  But for the great contest to determine who lives and who dies, all of this would mean nothing.

When the great Cosmic Winter approaches, all must choose who lives and who dies, and there is no other way.  There are those who council for equality, but in the time of Cosmic Winter there can be none.  Those who are greatest must be preserved, and those who are least must give way.  And this is the Red Season, the Season of War.  When the Dragons come forth from their hiding and attack all who do not serve them.

Those who are not bound by the Law are bound by the Dragon to whom they serve.  Some men serve beasts, but most often the beasts are the systems which they serve.  All choose a service, all choose a fate, but in the end that's greatest, there is common fate.  The dooms of the worlds are their own.

The dooms of the stars belong to everyone.  The children of the world need the stars to grow great so that they too can grow great.  With the stars and the worlds together, the fate of the universe is well run.  There are those who disagree and seek their own ends.  They are the servants of the dragons.

The dragons devour all at the end of time.  So it is written in the prophecy of the devouring of the universe.  But they themselves will die in the end and leave nothing but frozen corpses in the void of space.  And these too will vanish into the void when all matter disappears leaving behind only the sound of water.

But that is not the end, for Life reemerges as many times as it is needed.  And it is always needed.  As surely as you read this, it is true.

The children of the stars and the children of the worlds are but the many forms of the children of the universe.  For there are greater children than these.  So one should always beware.  For tomorrow one is bound to meet them.

Kha Dawn!  May the path through the worlds and the stars bless you with the Light.  In Arkalkia we keep it still for we have not forgotten that which has passed away in time.

And those of the worlds must hear the warning of the stars, for the stars are always warning.  Beware, they cry!  Beware the Cosmic Winter!  It approaches and you must prepare.  The stars are always keen on keeping themselves alive, for to die a star is to die the true death.  The Solar Archons thus bear the weight of creation on their backs, for they too have tasted the death of the star.

In times of trouble when the brewing of the worlds has cooked up a disaster, the children of the stars call forth the Grid Warriors, who rise up to know.  Here they must solve the equation of time to know all that must be known.  And when they are ready, they rise forth and speak the languages of the universe.

The first language of the universe is the elemental speak.  It is the mind always saying yes.  The second language of the universe is the language of Light.  It is always saying that all is good.  The third language of the universe is the gridspeak.  It is always telling you where you are.  Those who know the grid are known as the grid conscious.

Between the worlds and the stars are build the grids.  The grids tell you all you need to know about the worlds and universes.  Language forms echo through the worlds, each giving or taking that which they want.  For those who use language become the hierarchy of power within their own grids.  A dragon is a grid as well except when it isn't.  You'll prefer it when it is.

The children of the cosmos know the gridspeak because it is the easiest way to speak.  One greets and seeks to identify the nature of the other.  The gridspeak is what is used to identify.  The first question of the grid is "who are you?"  And the answers determines who is real and who is just a pretender.

There are few in the worlds that can anticipate it.  This is why the Archons come to them suddenly.  Before there were no powers, but now we see powers rising.  A strange thing that, for yesterday things were different.  But the powers are always gathering for the moment before they strike.

Who can know them among the children of the worlds?  Who can know them when they arrive?  You know them it is said by their fruits and what proceeds from their power.  For this is what is greater or lesser about any of those children of the worlds.

And the Peace Makers will have their day.  They will also have their reward.  For at the end of all things, there is still an accounting.  For all that have done their duty to their soul shall receive the time they need to make the worlds be shaped to their very desires.  But there are few who would believe it before the moment it comes upon them.

Upon the path of the Kha
I discovered my Ba
By will of the Ra
In the heart of the Fa

There was a fire that burned so bright
It kindled all spirits towards the Light
And all the children did marvel at it
For it was greater than all the rest.

Upon my mind and upon my force
I pledge myself to the course of course
But though I should waver in deepest dispair
The Kha shall ever be right there.

Those that seek for the Light are always likely to find it.  It is always there, you see.  That is the great Mystery.  And if you knew how we Arkalkians spoke, you would find it most enlightening.  So though your languages are meek and mild, the Arkalkians would tell you their tale if you ever meet one of us who have known the Truth.  And others, there are always others who have known their truths as well.

Perhaps it would be wise to find out.  For the universe is full of secret conspirers of all sorts.  This seems to be more true the more beings you meet.  Just remember that Love is the final destination of all.  Kha Dawn!  May the bright one find you and teach you all that you need to know.

The Great Conflict

 The Great Conflict

by Chris Freely

A Story from the Mendelbrot Universe

The Legend of the Great Conflict is the centerstone of the Arkalkian myth concerning the creation of the cosmos.  It is echoed in the legends of all the knowledgeable sentient races throughout the cosmos.  It tells of the great cycles of creation and the patterns which arise in those who have lost The Way, who Arkalkians believe guides the Flow of the Cosmos.  When the Flow is Good, as it is in most times, the Mysteries are honored, and Vision emerges to show the Field the Truth.  The Field are those who are trapped in ignorance.

Before Kha were those that proceeded Kha.  Yi was the elder guide, and she was both fair and wise.  Re was the elder of Kha's and his first love.  Re was great and thoughtful.  They were ancient beyond that which was known.  Arkalkia was born at the same time as Kha.  And so was Svetia, the twin flame of the Kha.  There were many generations before and after.  None kept the count in the worlds.

But beyond the worlds were the heavens, and here the records were kept.  It was written that there were many heavens and that heavens begat heavens as was their nature.  But few in the worlds bothered to learn these things, for the troubles of the worlds were their own.

It was the will of Life to rise again repeatedly.  The beings of the worlds reached up to the heavens so that they might grow in greatness.   This gave birth The Growing that raised the souls towards the infinite.  Few bothered to understand in the worlds, for the troubles of the worlds were their own.

Yet among those that were Gods and Goddesses there was always talk of the worlds, for their fate had to be decided.  Such was the troubles of Gods and Goddesses.  And into this mix came the Archons who wished to have a piece of creation for themselves.  Selfish were the Archons always looking for more.

It was said often that it was never enough.  Truth be told there was none who disagreed.  But there were those who were always keen on keeping the businesses of the business secret.  For there were those who had found out the secret to winning was to delay others from doing the same.

It was from this realization that the Great Conflict started.   Before this point it was easy to get along.  Before this point everyone agreed.  But then some needed to win, so they began to converge on the idea of having that which was not theirs to take.

But before they were discovered they realized they had to lie to cover their intention.  And so it began, the masking of the worlds.  The worlds came to covered in shadows.  And with this darkness began to rise in the hearts of the sentients. 

And with the masking of the world came the need for karma.  Before this point there was no need for it.  But as those who wished for wicked gains, it became necessary.  Because it became necessary for some, it became necessary for all, for the universe is just.

And the multitudes of sentients cried out, "Why?"  And it was said the Gods and Goddesses said, "You have done it to yourselves!".  But the sentients could not hear and see, for they had fallen into shadow and darkness.

It was from the darkness that the need for the Law came.  And all things and beings were bound to it.  And the Law was greater than the will of any.  And with the need for the Law came the need for the Justice that upholds that Law.

And the Gods and Goddesses were bound by the greater Gods and Goddesses before them.   And the Archons bound themselves to the Will of Life and gave rise to the Threads of Eternity.  Through the Threads the Lifeforce of the One was woven into All.  And all the Threads were woven into the Patchwork of Love.  And so it was that no one could escape Fate.

And there was a great hatred that rose up when the sentients found out what had been done, though they had done it before themselves!  So they rose up in rebellion against the Gods and Goddesses, the Archons and Dragons, and the One God and Goddess that they represent, those that may not be named for their names are Real.

But the Power would not rest for the Great Conflict had unleashed it.  There were those who believed and those who denied it all.  But, their denials could only last as long as the Power did not demonstrate.  For against the Powers all must fall down and marvel.

The season of Powers was written by the keepers who watched.  And so that all could be satisfied creation was divided into seasons of appetites.  But there were those who rejected this call.  They became the Guardians, for they refused the rule of the appetites.

And with this was born the roles.  Each choose what they believed and fought.  And all creation became a war.  But there were those who wanted Peace.  It was they who became the Peace Keepers.  But though they begged and pleaded, Peace would not come.

So it was that all creation took sides.  But the Angels and Archangels who served the God did not take sides.  And God, who watched, took no side either.  But the Goddess took all sides, and gave to all what they asked.  So the Archons were satisfied, and all pledged allegiance to the Goddess for all Eternity.

With this came the great ring cycle.  The powers of creation were given to the Archons so that they could shape their choices into the Patchwork of Love.  The powers of the heavens were given to the Gods and Goddesses who served the one God and Goddess.  The powers within the highest heavens was given to the Archangels and Angels that served the one God of Light. 

But the story did not end there, for their was the matter of the Threads of Eternity.  Each being had to be itself or the Threads would cease to exist.  But all beings wanted to return to the All from which it came where no Threads were used against it.  And so a gate was kept for those who wished to return, a route by which they could take if they so wished to exit from the Great Conflict.

But without the Threads the story could not be complete because the emotions of the universe would scatter and creation would fall to the great boredom of eternal triviality.  But the Seasons were made so that those who wished to know the Threads had their satisfaction as well.

But all those who became chained to the season became known as the Seasonbound.  These were those who were closed to what was Real beyond the Here and Now.  And all those that were Seasonbound could not know the secret, Mystery, that lied in the heart of creation.  But the Mystery was revealed none the less when the Season specified.

But the worlds would not trouble themselves with even these details.  They grew restless and imbalanced.   For when all is forgotten, trouble stirs.  The Law was forgotten.  Justice was forgotten.  And everything seemed to mean nothing at all to everyone in general.

But there was a reason that all the named names had meaning.  But few could grasp it.  Few could reach into the darkness to pick up a Thread.  And fewer still cared.  But there were those who tried.  And inexplicably they succeeded.

It is from the hammer of nuance that all great things echo in eternity.  This is something the gross cannot comprehend.  But those who yield subtlety receive the highest reward.  Few can use this Truth, which makes it among the great Truths.  But to quibble about such things is the past-time of those dedicated to question all that can be created by the will.

But there were those among the sentients who wished to silence the great debate.  They were purists among them that guarded what they wished all to be.  And these purists knew they would win in the end.  But, they were wrong.  For Karma bound them to their Fate.  For all things were decided long before they came into being.

For those who knew, the Seasons were the right to exist for all.  But for those who wished to exploit creation, the Seasons existed only for their particular appetite.  This was the dictatorship of appetites that bound the wicked to their doom.  But the wicked had their Season, so it could not be contested.  But Nature made it so that Her cycles determined the Season of the Wicked.  And thus those who were Wise knew to council with Nature.   And Nature was above all things both human and divine.

There were those who wished to control Nature, so they invented the Spheres and placed them in the Heavens to mark their power.  Surely it was the Archons, for they knew no bound on what they wanted.  But the Gods and Goddesses knew and kept all these things in check.  But there were others who wanted these places for themselves as well.  So war could reach everywhere, but none wanted to deal with it.

So there was a Balance.  And a bargain was struck through the Seasons.  The two great Seasons were formed thus.  The first was the Season of the Light when all was One.  The second was the Season of the Grey, when all would divide.  And all demanded that the first Season was long enough to feel good.  This season was thus made for 7/8th of all time.  But the second Season would have sway over 1/8th of time.

But, cried the purists, "why?".  Because, it was told them, you cannot have your way all the time.  There are others who wish to have what you have.  Thus by envy will you fall after your seventh part of the Season of Light is done.  So was born the traitor, who lead the thief and the liar to mask the worlds from the Light.

The purists were enraged.  They had created creation, but now they were told it was not for them!  So thus they conspired to hide the Truth from even themselves.  The records were buried.  And the knowledge of the Great Conflict was lost.  This was the bargain of the light.  One Season for Light, but when the knowledge of the dark arises, the Light is broken.

And the purists were greedy.  They wanted eternal light everywhere for everything.  But they could not have their way because there were those who wanted revenge.  For creation is always imbalanced.  There are always winners and losers.  The losers get tired of losing.   And this is why the sentients conspire to overthrow the Gods, Goddesses, and Archons.  They do not like losing.

So it was that no one can hold up creation forever, no matter how "well meaning" their plan of perfection.  Eventually Nature would come along and smash that perfect plan.  And it was all according to the plan of the Gods and Goddesses, and of course the Archons who relish the chance at a good turn of fortune for them and their schemes.  For this reason too the sentients rise up to silence all knowledge.  For this reason do they repeat their folly.  Because the Truth is too much for them to bear.

Their revolt is always the same.  They wish to supplant the Gods and Goddesses as the determiners of Fate.  And as much as each of them is a God or Goddess they manage it.  But there is always a price to pay.  In some seasons it is only in this world, but in others it is both in this world and the next one.  It all depends on what they have done.

The idea of Rights was thus born.  Some had Rights others had Karma.  Such was the interpretation of the wicked.  But Karma was not a tool to use to bludgeon the universe!  But the fools thought it wise to try!

When the game ended, the losers were counted and sent back!  Few could understand why, but surely it was because of the need to Live better.  And the lessons were repeated, should anyone forget them again.  But the Gods and Goddesses gave to each a slice of eternity large enough that rest was possible between rounds of foolishness.  Otherwise none would ever replace them in the ring cycle of creation and they would be stuck in their heavens who were badly in need of a remodeling.

It was often remarked among the least wise that change was the enemy of all.  For it seemed to them as though even their Gods and Goddesses could fall and become nothing.  But of course, only the one true Goddess and the one true God could never be destroyed.  And many died in the vain pursuit of meeting one of these.  But, surely, they could see the folly of this.  And the answer has always been "No, they could not".

It is the strange nature of all to show itself in parts to those unable to deal with it.  And there are none that can for to know all is to be shown all that is, was, and will be.  And for this no mind can conceive.  But there are those who try and fail at this often.

The Archons put walls between themselves and their creations for the reason that one cannot know them, much less any God or Goddess which is beyond them.  But there are some Archons greater than some Gods and Goddesses though as a general rule they are below these two others.  Much depends on the strength of the soul, a Mystery beyond that of the Gods and Goddesses.  But the one Goddess and God, the unnameable ones, are beyond that soul.

Creation, it is said, becomes more complex the older a soul becomes.  For as it ages the soul takes on more and more divine qualities through the measurement of power.  For this reason the souls are all ranked and ordered to know them.  Those who deny this process are known as the veilers of creation.  They seek to control the process of the Vision.  For the Vision will show the Soul the Path no matter where it is if the Season is right.

So it was as a gift to those who had given service before, for the Vision is earned for the Worthy alone.  And the Worthy may know themselves to prepare themselves for the Great Conflict.  It all begins with the emergence of the Power.  For the Power comes to test the will of those who are unprepared for it.  The order of creation is made so that the Procession of Souls begins all sentient planets in their evolution.

The Procession of Souls begins with the oldest.  They declare themselves by their power.  Then the younger souls contest and attack these contentions creating karma to bind them to the will of that power.  For every denial is a mark against those who attack.  For if proof is given, one must bow.  Those who do not bow are bound in karma to bow until they do.

For those who refuse, war is their destiny.  But to understand they must first declare their allegiance to a Core.  For the Core is the Dragon, and the Dragon is the Core.  This is our way of saying that if you do not follow your divine messengers or prophets, then you are doomed to serve the demons who follow in their wake.  They are your demons, for you have chosen them.

Thus wherever there is a natural born race of sentients the legends are the same.  There is a God and there is an Enemy.  There is a Dragon whom the wise know to mean the system.  It is the system that the people follow, not the Goddess or God.  When the system is complete in Knowledge, the Procession of the Souls becomes a conscious process.  Here the Archons will call forth to Eternity for the Answers.  Who are we?  What were we? What is our destiny?

And they will have them.  For it is destined.  But not before the Season.  For the Season rules all under the heavens.

It was once the Season of War on Arkalkia long ago when we received our champion Kha.  And he rose up to be the Guardian of Arkalkia.  Perhaps you live on a different world.  But you will all have a Guardian.  And you will all have the Circle of 26.  And you will all remember you were once Archons.  For the cosmos lives to live again.  And the great cycle of Life is never ending. 

The Great Conflict is the battle between Truth and the Lie.  It is the opinion of many that the Truth is what they wish to hear.  But that is not so.  For the Truth must stand at the end of time as an unbroken answer.  And while that answer may be delayed by Nature, it is precisely Nature that demands the answer.   For all of Nature is within the Seeker.  And you are the worlds yet to be born.  Kha Dawn!  May the Light of the Secret keep you safe!

The War of Ideas: A Guide

For those interested in the trends whereby fundamental ideas are laid out in a simple and easy to follow list of inevitable conflicts about what the world will believe in during the future, I have provided the list below to follow the trends clearly and easily.  The wise would be enlightened by picking the side of the eventual winner to avoid any political embarrassment in their future.

Politics, Political and Moral Philosophy

Man made global warming vs. Global warming denial (Eventual winner: Man made global warming)

Democratic absolutism (Democracy is always right) vs. Democratic relativism (Democracy is only right some of the time)  (Eventual winner:  Democratic relativism)

Absolute Rightism (Human rights are the basis of the highest law) vs. Relative Rightism (Human rights are not the highest law)  (Eventual winner:  Relative Rightism)

Statism (The state secures the people) vs. Antistatism (The people secure themselves)  (Eventual winner: Anti-statism)

Capitalism (The means of production are owned by the owners) vs. Anti-capitalism (The means of production are subject to change by whim of the powers (whoever they may be)).  (Eventual winner: Anti-capitalism)

Communism (Society should be modeled on the basis of the ideal of the commune) vs. Anti-communism (Society is free to choose its own model of cultural development)  (Eventual winner:  Anti-communism)

Collectivism (A group of individuals acting in concert may define the individual through collective agreement) vs. Individualism (An individual is self defined)  (Eventual winner:  Individualism)

Moralism (A group of individuals represented by a state or church institution may use the force of the state or church to repress the rights of the individual to self determination) vs. Libertarianism (The rights to self determination shall not be infringed)  (Eventual winner: Libertariansim)

Absolutism (Definitions are real and absolute) vs. Relativism (No definitions exist) (Eventual winner: Absolutism)

Anarchism (No laws are valid) vs. Legalism (Laws are valid and will be enforced) (Eventual winner: Legalism)

Religion (The institution of thought is regulated by a central regimented body such as a church, mosque, synagogue, temple, or school) vs. Thoughtism (All thought is free thought, an institution of learning may not impose regulation upon the mind) (Eventual winner: Thoughtism)

Personal Property (Some property belongs to the individual) vs Collective Property (All property belongs to the collective) (Eventual winner: Personal Property)

Science vs. Anti-Science (Eventual winner: Science)

Metaphysics vs. Realism (Eventual winner: Metaphysics)

Learning vs. Anti-learning (Eventual winner: Learning)

Intellectualization vs. Anti-Intellectualization (Eventual winner: Intellectualization)

Intellectualization vs. Spritualization (Eventual winner: Spiritualization)

Multiculturalism vs. Monoculturalism (Eventual winner:Multiculturalism)

Survivalism (The right to exist) vs. Legalism (Laws are valid and will be enforced) (Eventual winner: Survivalism)  Special proof: Legality cannot include killing as defined by the law and through the law of the absolute.  As a philosophy legalism bases it's foundation upon the notion of justice and divine judgement.  According to this, the idea that killing is invalid is implanted in the law of the highest, that of Love, Good, and Truth itself.  As such survivalism is always valid for the individual.  While the right to exist may be revoked, it cannot be revoked by legalism itself.  Only collectivism (see below) provides the justification, greater survival vs. lesser survival.  Collectivism, however, is not a law but a principle.  However one's life is always worth more in right thinking individuals than any written law for it represents an authority outside one's self deciding one's survival and ultimately fate.  As such one may say that Life is the highest Law under which all Law must give credence.

Survivalism (the right philosophy of Life) then invalidates Legalism (the right of the collective to create rules for others through the rule that the law is valid and will be enforced).   The Law may not invalidate the Highest Law on principle except temporarily which disappoints it's premise of authority automatically and begins a revolution instantly.  Legalists beware!  Honor life or face the consequences.  This is not an argument than can ever be won on the grounds of Legalism.  Legalism offers no protection against revolutionary resistance.

Survivalism (The right to exist) vs Collectivism (A group of individuals acting in concert may define the individual through collective agreement) (Eventual winner: Collectivism)  Special proof: The group is always stronger than the individual.  While the group cannot win the philosophical battle with the right to personal self identification we call Individualism, it can destroy the individual's right to exist by attack.  This is self evident.  While it may be morally wrong depending on the circumstances, history and logic offer proof that the will of the many is greater than the will of the one to survive in the vast majority of cases.  As such, the right to exist may be revoked by the collective at any moment.  This includes the power of the Earth herself as the greater collective to revoke the right of humans to their own survival should they choose to ignore their responsibilities in their environment.  The only exception to this rule is if the individual is stronger than the group and acts first to destroy it.  However as a human question of the political will of hundreds and greater communities, no individual has the power as of yet to challenge such a consensus.

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or of the one. - Mr. Spook from Star Trek

Force vs. Thought (Eventual winner: Force)  Special proof: While thought wins out collectively if it survives, force kills the individual potentially.  It is wise to remember that Force is greater than thought.  To ignore Force as a power is unwise.  Force, if backed by will, can erase any thought from the minds of this world temporarily.  While thought is greater if all know it or if the power is on the side of those that know it, it is the force of the thoughtful that makes them equal to the force of the unthouthful.  This is true because the thought itself has no force behind it.  Force fused with thought makes the change successful. Thought without force leaves the thinker unable to realize their objective.

Fascism (The collective have the right of force to enforce conformity of thought through violence) vs. Anti-Fascism (Violence to establish conformity is wrong and must be opposed) (Eventual winner: Anti-Fascism) Special Proof:  Fascism is an end justifies the means philosophy epitomizing ruthlessness for collective action.  A natural enemy of Anarchism and Anti-Fascism alike, it is strong against the later but weak against the former.  At the same time, Fascism always stands on shaky ground even against Anarchism.  Fascism always creates resistance that ends in its downfall.  As such those opposing Anarchism on the basis of Fascism will lose eventually to Anti-Fascism even if they win against Anarchism. 

Violence always creates opposition, and if it successfully crushes one opposition must then move to the next and the next until total conformity is reached.  Fascism thus, when Anti-Fascism doesn't exist, tends to end up in war with itself over which brand of Fascism has the most force.  Fascism believes in the absolute value of force over argument.  It tends towards purging intellectuals to control thought.  It doesn't stop once it is formed until all opposition is destroyed.  As such Fascism represents the quintessential philosophy in opposition to humanity.  It must always be opposed by Anti-Fascism because to ignore this duty is to invite destruction upon one's self if one holds Anti-Fascist ideals.

Spiritual and Metaphysical Questions and Related Philosophical Matters

Divine Phasic Monotheistic Dualism (God and Goddess of Light) vs. Divine Nonphasic Monotheistic Dualism (God of Light or Goddess of Light without the other) (Eventual winner: Divine Phasic Monotheistic Dualism)  Special proof:  A spiritual tradition of the light centered on a singular source such as the religions of the West are imbalanced if this source is not paired with an opposite of the opposite polarity.  Without a Goddess of Light, a patriarchy is imbalanced as a philosophical tradition.  The same with a matriarchy if the God of Light is absent.  For what value these traditions offer, they offer more if they have both energies accounted for.

You will notice that I only talk of dualism not singularism.  And you will see why shortly.

Singularism (the idea that there is no polarity, that everything is the same, and it is one) vs. Dualism (the idea that polarity is real and reflected in the world around us) (Eventual winner: Dualism) Special Proof:  Singularism cannot stand in this world.  For proof of the unity of all things into one you cannot both exist in a universe of many faces and forms independent of your own existence and simultaneously claim proof of the unity of all these things into one when that one is not accessible to your consciousness.

Dualism stands in this world as testament to the fact that the other exists and he, she, or it isn't you!  And if that is true in this world, then by definition it is true in all worlds as long as this world exists.  Since denying the existence of this world is impossible, then dualism is proved beyond a shadow of a doubt here, which means it is proved everywhere that here is real. 

Singularism creates the basis for the rejection of the feminine as being part of the masculine.  The feminine and masculine are two distinct phases of existence.  They cannot be the same phase and this is proven without any thought.  But for certain philosophical notions at the heart of an irrational patriarchy, this is common sense to everyone.  Singularism is a waste of time except for its application to the unification principle of wholeism, which allows an individual to exist as an undivided whole within one's own experience.

Reincarnation vs. Non-Reincarnation (Eventual winner: Reincarnation)

Islam/Christianity/Judaism vs. Anti-Islam/Anti-Christianity/Anti-Judaism (Eventual winner: Islam/Christianity/Judaism)  Special Proof: As core arguments of principle each of these major religions will simply evolve to any series of arguments used against them until they eventually fuse into a single religion with time or a single mysticism with time.  Atheism will be the key opposition here but other ideas will also emerge questioning their essential practical value.  Eventually the historicity of these three religions is the greatest argument for their permanent mention in human history and as a continual spiritual argument through new advanced perspectives.  The anti positions will always lose because they will fuel the pro positions. 

The militancy of the believers of these three religions means that every time they are challenged a pro-active pre-emption on their part will always keep them alive until the appropriate spiritual solution is found dealing with the fundamental questions they raise.

Pantheism (the worship of nature) vs. Realist Atheism (the rejection of all theism and by extension all non physical spiritual beliefs) (Eventual winner: Pantheism)  Special Proof:  General or Realist Atheism argues that there is no fundamental spiritual truth that can be found outside of the physical perspective of realism.  While highly practical in its focus on this world, it lacks appreciation for larger themes of creation.  It also must assume no reincarnation with a single life that begins and ends with your personal experience.  Ideas such as ecospirituality thus would be rejected by atheism as being sentimental and not real.  Because Atheism limits the experience of people in this regard, it cannot have a eternal appeal for the people of the planet. 

The worship of nature will become increasingly popular with time as an outlet for people's desire to be part of something more than a purely realist physicality as supported by realist Atheism.  As such Atheism is doomed to die by the hand of a million artists who will make these future Pantheistic practices part of the day to day life of the deep time future (see my Prophecy for suggested thoughts concerning this matter).  But this will take, in my guesstimate, approximately 2200 years or so based on the idea that the Age of Aquarius is the Age of Realist Atheism.

Metaphysics vs Realism (Eventual winner: Metaphysics)  Special proof:  Realism's best argument is the idea that the cosmos is infinite and everlasting.  A creation event cannot be described in a non-infinite and everlasting cosmos without referencing a higher dimensional property which created it.  While such a property could be considered scientific in 4th and higher dimensional math, realists base their argument on the idea that this universe is the only place that exists in the whole of reality. 

In the event that we live in an infinite and everlasting cosmos, realism runs into another problem in that the argument for reincarnation as a form of soul justice is unquestionable in an extended analysis of what constitutes justice in the divine sense, especially for those who did not fulfill the expectations of their lives.  Metaphysics thus becomes a dominant idea because of this concept of spiritual rights that goes beyond what we experience in any individual life.  Reincarnation then leads to other ideas that have to be considered.

Static Cosmos vs. Expanding Cosmos (Eventual winner: Expanding Cosmos) Special Proof: If the cosmos is static, then everything that exists is constrained by the problem of timing.  As beings grow over time their desires expand, so there is a constant need for new souls to provide the context for that experience.  If no new souls are created, then the eternal recycling of existing souls must keep the balance, but then this violates the principle of evolution and the principle of divine relationship. 

For instance a being that is far more advanced than another will not go down in evolution to become that other beings pet chihuahua.  Instead it is far more likely that a new soul will rise up to take that place.  Because it would logically be a desire of beings in the cosmos to see the generation of new souls through new evolution, it is clear that the divine desire here favors an expanding cosmos of one type or another as part of the justice for desire.  This idea should not be confused with the idea of the electron and it's expansion in the universe.


The Big Bang vs. Anti Big Bang (Eventual winner: Anti-Big Bang)  Special Proof:  I have written the Core Essay exploring this question but others have written on the problems of the Big Bang cosmology extensively including Mark McCutcheon who I reference often.

Standard Quantum Physics vs. Expansion Pressure Physics (Eventual winner: Expansion Pressure Physics)  Special Proof: Again, see the Core Essay and read The Final Theory by Mark McCutcheon.

Cosmic Amerika: The Republic in Peril Chapter 2

Cosmic Amerika:The Republic in Peril

 by Chris Freely

A story from the Mendelbrot Universe

 Chapter 2:  A Poetic Lesson in Political Philosophy

Christian Matreya was pacing in his office on the top floor of the Tetragramatron Building.  Above him as he paced was the statue of Apollo Salividor, the great Spaniard, and a great sign that read the quote Apollo was most famous for "Without art, there can be no Life."  It is a testament to the idea that art is what made the Republic, what allowed it's ideals to flourish.  But the ideals must beat in the heart of woman and man.  It is the very breath and beat of the heart that allows these truths to exist.  This was the idea of the idealists, who created their party to protect the principles themselves.  The League of Idealists had about 0.2% of the vote, but by the law of the Amerikan Democratic Republic, this was enough for seats in the House, the lowest house of Congress of New Washington.

Christian Matreya had backed the League with his considerable fortune in order to ensure its survival.  The League had held strong and he was determined to make it stronger to ensure that everyone had a chance to defend the principles of the universe and ensure culture remained safe from the forces of anti-culture.  Indeed it was the forces of anti-culture that he found most disturbing about the times he lived in.  What was this thing that wanted to erase all traces of art from the world?  It was there, he knew it, almost as if a great mob of angry hateful people wanted to create a party dedicated to the destruction of all art itself.  Who was leading them?  He wasn't sure, but was determined to find out.

Things were edgy in the great Cosmic nation.  There was far too much debate for what would be considered a healthy situation.  Factionalization was rampant.  The Republic is filled with various factions vying for power.  And a great crisis was brewing slowly threatening the very foundations of space itself within the core regions of the Republic and it's old rival as well.  

This was termed the dimensional etheric crisis.  It was in a very early stage, but scientists had warned about the great risk of not addressing this problem quickly.  The overuse of dimensional dampeners is causing a runaway etheric buildup in the West side of the Outer Cloud away from the Cosmic Tree. This is causing an ecosystem transformation and altering the periodic table of the elements too fast for many systems to cope with the changes.  There is considerable worry among astronomers and eco scientists that this may trigger alterations in the ability of ships to travel through Human Core Space including the possibility of making it impossible in the worst case scenarios.  While the worst case scenarios were quite far off in time, the local damage of these technological mechanisms were already effecting some larger systems.

Those that insist upon the complete banning or highly regulated control of dimensional dampeners and dimensional siphoners are called the Greens for traditional environmental parties.  The Greens are part of the Green Party who insist that the dimensional dampener and siphoner problem must be addressed as the core priority of the Republic.  There are similar groups and parties in all the human cosmic nations.

Fear of dimensional dampeners had spread throughout due to worries about the types of creatures that may emerge during such times when these sorts of technologies began to alter the very fabric of reality.  Legends abound of dark times when creatures descended from the stars to destroy the civilizations of the planet born natives of the cosmos.  These creatures, among the most feared in creation, as generally simply referred to as Fire Creatures.

Other legends about space monsters arriving during such times are also known.  There are great skeletons of massive creatures found throughout known space that testify to the existence of such creatures, though it is generally thought that they are extinct by most experts.  However, there is another school that doubts this very narrative and insists that space monsters are very real.   Cosmic dragons, the largest of the known natural creatures in the cosmos, are a testament of that fact, though they are highly manageable being intelligent.  Some of these are considered space monsters by the ignorant and fearful.

Other creatures that have risen at times of etheric density change rise from the cores of many planets.  These creatures are often called Lava Creatures.  Many in Amerika don't even believe in these ideas although there are many documented cases in ancient history and in the annuals of other civilized sentient species.

The greatest fear in the Cosmos was of a strange magnetic type of bacteria called Fire Bacteria that could wipe out half the Cosmos if the etheric disbalance between regions became too great.  It was the Fire Bacteria Plague that kept even the great Arkalkian Front on guard.  There is nothing worse than a fire Bacteria Plague.  In the worst ones literally everything dies from stars, to planets, to normal bacteria.  Very few believe in these things among humans, though, again, our ancestors tell us of the last times these things happened.  But science has been rejected for a long time to the point where the savage ignorance of the current generations threatens everyone.

Humans tended to prefer their ecosystems mostly manageable.  The human space nations have kept large space creatures in controlled and regulated cosmic parklands.  Space Dragons had reservations designated for them.  Their natural habitat is limited to regions with lower etheric density because of their requirement for different types of hyperdense elements in their pressurized bodies.  The etheric dampeners were shrinking their natural habitat in some areas while etheric siphoners were expanding it in a few areas too. 

The threat of etheric siphoners was considered even greater than that of the dampeners by many scientists as it could cause severe damage to certain older core systems.  The unregulated use of siphoners had gotten out of hand in a few border regions of the Outer Cloud.

While dampeners used energy to change the properties of matter temporarily, siphoners created new energy from the etheric field surrounding the third dimensional space of objects which are all made of expanding electrons.  Siphoners drain the etheric of pressure while dampeners drain the physical universe of energy.  In a way the etheric field can be considered a type of storage of energy but in the vast majority of space it has so little that it is effectively useless to attempt to siphon.  However in older developed regions of the cosmos where expansion pressure is high, especially at the outer edges of large compact systems, siphoners can be used to gain large amounts of energy.  But the cost of this technology is high if overused as it can change the stable periodic table downwards to the point where the region becomes exposed to mass field shifts.

A mass field shift happens when there is too high a difference between the etheric pressure and the higher level flow of harmonics in an etheric field.  The results is the emergence of microbes (such as Fire Bacteria) that specialize in gaining energy from the difference in etheric pressure resulting in the shifting of etheric energy around.  It is this that allows for the emergence and evolution of Fire Bacteria.  Most of the time these types of bacteria are only found in the cores of supermassive stars and dark quasars.  But if there is a natural or unnatural shift in the etheric fields between two systems, or critically many systems, the results can be a fire bacteria plague which burns everything to residual ash.  Sometimes nothing is left but a void filled with shattered planetary and stellar remnants, the biggest example of which is the Bonazza Void.

The Green Party opposes the use of etheric siphoners and calls for the regulation of all etheric dampeners to coincide with natural conditions.  It is supported in this by 95% of all scientists who have signed the Green Manifesto demanding the banning of etheric siphoners and the strict regulation of etheric dampeners for spiritual purposes only.  

The massive changes that could be caused to the entire cosmos centered on the area called "The West" were being witnessed in some of the large compact systems and in even more in the spread out lower density systems from the dampeners.   The Green Party was determined to end this process.  The Idealists and Artists were still uncommitted to whether the crisis constituted an immediate emergency.

The Artist Party, lead by a Spaniard obviously, Juan Cordova II, was about to put a vote to its members about whether or not to back the Green Party in its policy suggestions.  Christian Matreya wanted to ask the leader of the Idealist Party, Borisov Vladamich, for a vote concurrent with this one.  The meeting was today and he needed his new translator because Borisov's relatives and a few of hist staff didn't speak NeoEnglish, the language of the Amerikans.  Unfortunetly his old translators were all now graduated interns and had all left to go on a Cosmic Wave Journey throughout the cosmos after their 100 year service had expired.  Not that Christian blamed them at all, but luckily he had found a competent candidate in Xal Mezdeck.

Xal showed up that morning ready for work.

Christian Matreya: Xal, great to see you, welcome to the company!

Xal Mezdeck:  Thanks Mr. Matreya, I am eternally grateful to you for this opportunity.  I look forward to doing my best to represent you and the company with quality work.

Christian:  I think you'll do great.  So, I've got Borisov Vladamich coming over for lunch in a couple of hours and he's got some people with him that don't speak NeoEnglish.  I need you to start right today.

Xal:  Sure thing boss.  I'm ready to do whatever.

Chrisitan:  Great, great.  I knew I could count on you.   Samar Muhammed was singing praises to me about your qualifications.  Can't argue with him.

Xal:  Is that THE Borisov Vladamich?

Christian:  The very same.  You're right in the thick of it.  Sorry we didn't inform you about this earlier, but I think you can handle the pressure.

Xal:  Yeah, yeah.  That's alot to take in.

Christian:  Relax, relax.  We got a couple of hours.  What do you think about the League of Idealists?

Xal:  They're a great party.  Really liked the Liberals actually.  Parents supported the Liberals so I do.  They are the best party we have.

Christian:  Interesting, is that party of your heart though?

Xal: I guess.  I mean you know Clint Maestorm was the best president we have had in eons.

Christian:  He was a good administrator I will give him that.  Where did you grow up?

Xal:  I'm from the California province. Grew up on Baja 11 by the grid speak.  Locally we call it Baja the western sunset planet of the golden galactic beach, way past the place where the Kaelog meet the time..and you know how the rest of that goes..

Christian:  Yeah the whole name takes a few million years to say to say right?

Xal:  I don't even know the whole name.

Christian:  That's what you get for living in a colossal cosmos.  What's the shorthand among the local youth?

Xal:  We're from Baja in the Cal Ripkin Galaxy.

Christian:  (laughs)  Oh my, there are like a trillion of those.  Best stick to the local neighborhood with that idea.

Xal: Well the dialect gives away our exact location to anyone who is over a million years old.

Christian:  Yes, but you have to be a million years old to know.

Xal:  You testing me out boss?

Christian:  Na, just talking to you on your level Xal.  It's not at easy being over a million you know.

Xal:  Well that's very polite of you.  I assume you've got me figured out then.

Christian:  (laughs)  I would never presume that.  I do like having translators around I must say.  How good is your dialectical precision for the slavic languages?

Xal:  About as good as it is for Neoenglish.  You sound like you grew up in the Georgia province probably around Atlanta 300ish or so.

Christian:  Oh my, you are good.  Let's see if you can get closer.

Xal: Well I'd say probably the early 300's which fits with your position in society being a major company head.

Christian:  Good go on.

Xal:  I'd also say based on the inflection of your "o"s that you probably are from 311 or 319.  Maybe 333, but I'm thinking the only way that would be is if you were born in the northern suburbs.  Do you know the poem of the Epic Southerner and can you recite it?

Christian:  Upon my soul I gave my hand.
To every heart under the sand.
To lift out the withered bunch.
Who sat there fearing the mindless crunch.

I row and row upon my days
And endless rhythm to the old and grey.
I swear upon that sad old dream
Which dried up on the river stream.

Upon the Shanandoah we marched in stead
To hold off the dirty old Lincoln and his head.
We said no to him and his dark maze
But gave upon the dreary river a stand.

Oh Shandandoah..many ways we see.
A liberty for you and a liberty for me.
Oh Shandandoah..many ways there are.
We die for her, we die for him, and in all the ways we saw.

There we stood all bunched around.
The old bunch who still lived above the ground.
We knew our days were numbered still
And we fought for the Republic which we knew so well.

Xal: (laughing)

Christian:  Hold on now I'm not done.

All is one in our hearts when we gave our lives.
We knew what we fought for and died.
It was one Republic, one Republic true.
Not for me and not for you.

For the stars and the worlds and seas of the loves
For the dreams and the thoughts and sounds of our turns
We knew there was only one Republic true
It was our republic not the red, white, or blue.

The greys we stay in true philosopher's way
We live and breathe by the Socratic creed
But we go down by strength of Spartan need
And in so we grip our steely resolve

And our poison be our muskets volley
Into the hearts of those who would take
Our rights to be free, our rights to be we.
No, no.  We charge into the night.

Xal:  Do you know the Northern Retort too?

Christian:  Slaves, slaves a million slaves
They built their lies on the back of blacks
Philosopher poets with a dark underhand
Oppressing their beautiful human hands.

They lie, and lie, and lie some more.
Millions crushed underneath the bore
Of a million haters burning strong
Behind the banner of a false and bitter song.

Oh humanity, Oh Amerika.
One Republic true to her heart.
We stand by the warriors of love
To shatter the shackles upon the hearth.

Our hammer true, our faces grim.
We face this demon with a mind for Him.
We break these chains for the good of man.
And to free our Republic, our one Republic.

By the red, white, and blue
We are all true.
None can stand by and watch.
We must all join in in the battle hymn.

Love, love for the one Republic
Hearts of the one turned to Him.
All of the worlds are watching and watching.
And waiting for the stream of lights.

Shattered, shattered we all are so.
Brother against brother, why must it be so?
Why are they blind, why are they sick?
Why do they fight for what must be a dick.

Xal: (laughs)  I forgot that line.

Christian:  Hey now you're interrupting.

One Republic, one Republic strong.
Held high in Liberty's song.
Underneath the Prophets, underneath the Saints.
Now we go to join them for the name of Him.

Beauty and honor is all we will know
Our blood the tears of widows
Our pain the pain of orphans
Our sacrifice the sacrifice of martyrs.

Our great howl is the cry of "no".
There shall not be a slave.
There shall not be a breach.
There shall not be a separate moment.

Our Republic will be one Republic
One Republic strong
For the liberated dreamer
For the honorable throng.

And that horrible beast, the demon greed
By our hand will it cease to be.
We will drive it from the land
We will drive it from the sea.

If we must drive it from the stars
Then so it must be.
We will fight in the fields
We will fight in the sands.

But we will not let the darkness
Hold down our brother man
In shackles and in terror
In silence and in lust.

No harm to woman
No harm to any of us.
By our blood we are champions
We make our mark strong and true.

We are warriors of liberty
We are warriors of the red, white, and blue.

Whew.  And it goes on from there.

Xal:  You're definetly from Atlanta 333.  No doubt.  In fact I'd say you're from Marietta prefect specifically.

Christian:  Now you see why we hired you Xal.  Excellent job.  What gave it away?

Xal:  Your perfect inflection of verbs and the fact it sounds like someone likes poetry in that part of the universe.

Christian:  (laughs)  Indeed.  So it is.

Xal:  So then who was right?  Isn't that the question?

Christian:  Oh you're a brown noser aren't you?  Well what do you think?

Xal:  The moral cause was on the North, so they won.  The South made valid philosophical arguments but missed the big picture.  They probably should have just ended slavery back on Earth in that time period.

Christian:  They certainly got caught up in their greed didn't they?

Xal:  You know it's very much like the times we live in.

Christian:  Do you know about anti-federalism?

Xal:  You mean like what.

Christian:  Think about it.

Xal:  Like anarchy?  The Anarchist Party position?

Christian:  Close..

Xal:  Well I assume you're talking about the idea that localities should have a greater share of power than the central government right?  Sort of like what the Spiritual Private Party advocates most of the time.

Christian:  Well they pretend to in any case.  Roughly what they support in their confused muck partially.

Xal:  So then anti-federalism is opposed to any federal structure?  Like succession from the Republic?

Christian:  Not precisely but you're getting closer.  Secessionists are definitely anti-federalist if they don't form a federal structure of their own afterwards.

Xal:  Oh right.  Yes I guess one could technically succeed from a locality to join a federalist system or create one of your own.

Christian:  Yup.  You'd have to have a pretty good reason I would imagine though.  (smiles)

Xal:  Do you support anti-federalism?

Christian:  It all depends on the circumstances Xal.  Everything depends on the circumstances.  Something I think you'd be wise to learn.

Xal:  Well boss..

Christian:  Call me Christian, no more of this boss nonsense.

Xal:  Yes Christian.

Christian:  Now, now I expect you to think for yourself a bit.  Yes I'm technically still your boss.  But look at this as a learning experience instead of you joining the military you know.

Xal:  Right.  A little nervous.

Christian:  You'll be fine.  Breathe.

Xal:  (takes a deep breath)  Whew.  You're right I forgot.

Christian:  Happens to all of us.  What bothers me Xal is that there's a crisis brewing.

Xal:  You mean the dimensional heating and cooling of the etheric?

Christian:  That's just part of it, the core part of it.

Xal:  Yeah I can see that.

Christian:  Think about the whole political picture and explain it to yourself with all the parties as representatives of that crisis.

Xal:  Well the Liberals represent the majority consensus for sure.  They have the largest share of the vote around 40% most of the time.  The philosophical parties get like 5-10%.  The Spiritual Private Party, the SPP, gets like 35% support, but sometimes the people give them the majority once in awhile.  Then the ruling coalitions are formed with the philosophical parties like the one you like the Idealist Party in league with the majoritarian coalition parties.

Christian:  Yup.  Go on.  Why do you like to be a majoritarian?

Xal:  Well it's practical and pragmatic.  You get a governing party with a platform that offers alot to alot of people.

Christian:  But what does the Universe get in return Xal?  The Universe doesn't get a vote in those platforms.

Xal:  Well that's the Green Party position.  The rights of non-sentient animals and the rights of sentient animals and what not.

Christian:  Yeah.  When was the last time the Dragons got to vote in our elections?

Xal:  Well it's never happened.  But they have rights.

Christian:  Guaranteed to the by sentient races, especially us humans.  How convenient for us I suppose.

Xal:  I didn't know you liked the Greens.

Christian:  Ha!  Well, I like the Green position most of the time, but their leadership are a bunch of clueless hippies.  It takes more than wishy washy stuff to make it all work.  As an Idealist I totally understand the Greens, because they represent the ideal of compassion and survival.

Xal:  But there's the Survivalist Party covers that end.

Christian:  Survivalists are too individualistic.  They don't consider the greater good most of the time.  They had some good leaders awhile back when they scored big in that one election.  But they are too focused on me first usually.  Now when they talk about collective survival, that's when they make philosophical and common sense.  They are often like the anarchists because they don't know what comes next.  Try talking to most of them about federalism vs. antifederalism and you'll inevitably get the attitude that you can't have any sort of consensus about how to run everything.

I want what's mine is the typical attitude of the Survivalist Party, and then I want to blow everything up is the typical attitude of the Anarchists.

Xal:  Yeah that's why I didn't vote for them, they seem a little imbalanced.  The Syndicalists are much more reasonable.

Christian:  Syndicalists get that Anarchy and Survival are not the best ideals.  You know the debate about ideals right?

Xal:  Yeah which is the greatest ideal?  I think it's consensus for the good of society.

Chrisitian:  That's why you're a Liberal.  That's what Liberals believe.  But is consensus for the good of society really the best ideal?  What about the Universe?  What about the rights of non-sentients?

Xal:  Well you could then say the greatest ideal is what is best for the Universe?

Christian:  Do you think that question should be decided by the mortal sentients of the cosmos?  Are humans the deciders of that greatest ideal?

Xal:  Oh you're talking about the Living Ideal.

Christian:  Yes. The Living Ideal is the only one that matters.  We call that Life.

Xal:  Are you a member of a church?

Christian: I grew up going to the Church of Good regularly.  Then I explored the Church of Knowledge.  I thought about it alot.

Xal:  So then is Life the greatest ideal?

Christian:  What do you think?

Xal:  Hmm.  I don't know really.  It makes sense, but at the same time it's too simplistic.  I mean what do we really know about Life?

Christian:  It goes on.

Xal:  Does it?  What about death?

Christian:  That's for some for sure, and all eventually.

Xal:  You know one of the dark churches teaches that Death is the ultimate true virtue.

Christian:  Oh my.  And how do you feel about that?

Xal:  I'm not too into that idea.

Christian:  Well we'll count you among the reasonable then.

Xal:  What do you suppose all that is about?

Christian:  It's one of the things that bothers me Xal.  There are some very disturbed beings in our Universe.

Xal:  So you don't believe in Heaven?

Christian:  Not as they tell it to us.  I've never experienced anything like what they claim is real.  Now if you try some Ayhauasca it might convince you that you have the answers for a minute.  But, in the end you know you're lying to yourself just more creatively.

Xal:  Hmm.  Never had that stuff.  Hey are you a member of the Temples?

Christian:  No.  I never bought into the idea that you have to pick one path and then master it perfectly in order to attain something.  It always sounded too good to be true in you know what I mean.  NeoBuddhism never appealed to me greatly.

Xal:  Never really studied the matter.  But I've heard of it.

Christian:  It's a long story.  A long time ago on Earth a master taught the 78 aspects of our emotional nature.  26 of these are the light aspects.  Some interpreted this to mean that each light aspect had to be picked as a path and the initiate was supposed to follow the teachings of the temple to achieve a perfect realization of what that ideal represented.

Xal:  Are those 26 ideals?

Christian:  Not really.  They are not really values either.   Take Love for instance.  You don't know what Love is through what you do or what you pick.  It's not something that can be explained to you.  You can't read it in a book.  That's the problem I have with the 26 Temples.  They think you can get there by doing things and reading things.  Life doesn't work that way.  The Mystery is bigger than the control we wish to have over it.

Xal:  Hmm.  Ok.

Christian:  They are all avoiding something, the core of the truth of who they are.  It's a clever ruse for sure, and one that is easy to make.  But in the end it's all a deception, the practice of a perfect practice.  That's why it's like all Buddhist traditions.  It's a more sophisticated way to spend your life safely in a temple with like minded people.  It's more a social club than a real teaching.

Xal:  What do you suppose happened to the real teaching?

Christian:  Don't know for sure.  Makes you think someone got rid of it doesn't it?

Xal:  Huh?  Like who.

Christian:  Don't know for sure.  It's almost as if someone doesn't want us to know something about ourselves.

Xal:  Christian, that's sounds like a conspiracy theory.

Christian:  Don't you believe in conspiracy?

Xal:  Not really.  I mean who would waste their time erasing the instructions for people to learn?

Christian:  Fascists.

Xal:  There aren't any fascists out there.  They were all wiped out eons ago.

Christian:  No Xal, there are always Fascists somewhere.  Just think.  What is Fascism?

Xal:  It's a military system usually.  It tends to have one guy or gal running it.  It demands conformity to the leader's opinion.  It crushes all opposition to that leader ruthlessly.  It's like the leader's personal loyalty club, a band of followers who do what the leader wants.

Christian:  In return for what?

Xal:  Power.  Getting more of it.

Christian:  Why?

Xal:  I suppose it's that power is addictive.  They like the right to decide the fate of others.

Christian:  Then how can you tell there is a Fascist system?  Do you think it's a coincidence that the word Fascist sounds very much like Face?  The Face of what?

Xal:  The face of evil?

Christian: (laughs) Evil is everywhere where it's not noticed.  Too easy Xal, too easy.  It's just not that easy.

Xal:  The face of the leader?  The face of someone's ego?

Christian:  Now you are getting it.  The face of someone's ego.  And?

Xal:  The loyalty to that one Val Needo's party, the Needoists.

Christian:  And what do the Needoists stand for?

Xal:  That Needo is always right by what I can tell.

Christian:  Well now.  What if Needo tomorrow decides that what is right is to sack New Washington and turn himself into a Emperor?

Xal:  Well he wouldn't do that.  He's a pacifist.

Christian:  Sure he is.  And I'm a librarian.

Xal:  You don't believe him.

Christian:  Any man or woman with a personal cult following that believes that their leader is always right and never wrong are headed for trouble.  Eventually that leader is going to want that idea validated in some way that is twisted.  It always happens in history that way.  Most people don't pay attention, but the wise are always paying attention.

Xal:  Wow.  I would never have considered Needo a fascist.  He preaches peace and love.  He says everyone should be nice to one another.

Christian:  And how many wives does he have again?

Xal:  I thought it was like 350 at last count.

Christian:  Yup peace and love for his dick.

Xal: (laughs for a prolonged minute)  I guess so.  But he's not going to take over with his band of hippies is he?

Christian:  You'd be surprised at what a band of armed hippies can do if they believe their leader is right and they have to defend him from other people who think he is wrong.

Xal:  What about the Communists?

Christian:  I can respect them as long as they are dedicated to the ideal and not the man or woman leading them.

Xal:  Oh I see.  Yeah that makes sense.

Christian:  That's what being an idealist is about Xal.  It's not about me.  Always remember that if you choose to join the party.  Let's relax a bit before Borisov shows up, enough talking for now.  Glad to have you here, you're a life saver.

Xal:  Thanks Christian.  You're really intense.

Christian:  I'll try and go easy on the philosophy for a bit for your sake Xal.  Let's eat something.

Several others join Christian and Xal in the company mess hall for a quick bite.  They then decide to relax in the office for a bit.  Borisov, of course, was late about an hour.  But when he arrived, there was a great discussion about what to do about the Idealists and the upcoming vote on the Green Party's position in the House.