2018-01-09 13:50:47 UTC
I'm re posting a reply to aaa because I think it has merit and what
started as a frivolous mind-burp seems like enlightenment now. I
should state that I know nothing of the Andes, except I can find it on
a map (puts me way ahead of Trump and US presidents) and know they
were a big source of silver and potassium nitrate in the past, and
they make some damn fine music.
There are a lot of folks that would disagree with you. They claim to
feel spiritual and in the presence of god when they enter a church. I
mean the church with the big stone blocks, stained glass, tall spires
etc., I don't know if the ones who use steel buildings get the same
I'm saying that you can encourage feelings deliberately if you choose
to. I do it with music. Whoever coined "wine, women and song," had
his head screwed on right IMO. Transcendental and spiritual....
I think the people that don't get it are the ones that can't stop and
smell the flowers. Some music is so powerful that it is an emotional
experience - but you have to divorce yourself from reality and leave
problems behind and really listen.
Nothing to do with anything... But I have to wonder about the spirit
of the Andean people. The high Andes, Chili and Bolivia(?) must be
some of the most desolate and inhospitable places on the planet, and
the people are impoverished like few other places, yet they can create
the most cheerful and uplifting music. What do they have that we
don't, I wonder.
Of course no one has told them they live in a desolate inhospitable
place, and they don't know they are poor, so maybe our real problem is
the bullshit the marketeers lay on us. We are conditioned to want
more, never be satisfied with what we have, we can't be happy because
we are slaves to our economic models.
and I retract "nothing to do with anything" it now seems like more of
an epiphany than a frivolous thought.
And I wonder if we will destroy that spirit when it turns out that
they have the world's greatest source of Lithium or some other
and getting back to Jesus and Hippies that was one of their messages
to us. Sermon on the Mount "be like the birds; consider the lilies,
If we were to follow Jesus, we'd bring down our whole civilization.
And how would that sit with evangelical Trump supporters? They've
managed to convince themselves that Jesus and capitalism are one and