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To smell the soil grow rich, grow rich and decay, can you live your life, in new beginning, Ride tension left to right in this life, to live through the eyes of love. — Let feeling consume you, realize… how you were paralyzed, I will see to it that I too set my body free — I react to reaction, let it all blow back, desire misleads my child, I can not follow steps such as these, burnt and drowned in sorrow. Oh brother do not, do not! Let this in, it’s your chance to harmonize, As tension grows thin new life will begin, On the ashes of western civilization. Break the shell, free the seed, you can’t escape the fire. Some are Earthed, most are freed, to live without desire. I’ll always love you, No god is above you, The fire can’t escape the fuel. I’ll always love you, I’ll always love you, You can escape the fire. (Refined lyrics of YLoveU by Jordan Reilly for Jarrett Stock)
“Take to the streets. We are taking back our lands”
Before you begin you must look inside to clear out what has been built up and now overwhelms you.
Seemingly engaged in society but oh so far away from anything worth calling a community. Impersonal minds traffic electric signals to another in a global network full of pornography and literary reviews which symbolize our nature and present disconnect with one another.
Amsterdam Alphabet Street Tour will be a moment of engagement with the public I hope. Still I can’t help feeling marginalized by the growing lack of mind and body consciousness. Both within myself, and in others, who pass when we are playing our music on the street. Where is compassion? It can be found in our music. If you would only listen. 🙂
A platform to begin creatively sharing impressions of our wasteful and exploitative society with the intention to expose real challenges and organic solutions to problems facing Social and Environmental Sustainability on Earth
Creativity, content, and communication, are a powerful median for social change. People recognize around the world that we are subjected to fabricated realities which are upheld by our various societal institutions. But, there are actually many more social possibilities than we think. This website will be used to express these possible realities and contemporary human experience through exhibitions for social and environmental change using creative medians such as: writing, photography, film, original music, and activism.
Reality As Perception: Change is possible
Quantum physics gives us insight into the possibilities of human experience by revealing that reality is only a perception. When reality merely exists because of our brains ability to perceive it, then a large-scale change in human thought and behaviour is entirely possible. Manipulation of human conscious is not something new, but recognizing the extent to which we have been manipulated is an important step in understanding that higher more equal degree of social organization is possible.
Power and Manipulation: Not serving interests of social and environmental sustainability
Fundamentally, change boils down to the concept of power. The role of power and manipulation is reserved for the few elite who implement a larger reality of institutionalized inequality through social, political, and economic disempowerment and manipulation. A system like this is not serving the interests of social and environmental sustainability, but the survival of the system itself. In the past, social movements or mass movements of people have affected institutionalized knowledge, power systems, and modes of representation. Those who are unequal are exploited by the intentions of the most powerful. This creates a reaction that results in a struggle against a system serving to manipulate natural life systems and human behaviour. Therefore, change is the result of a human system which is unnatural to that of which created us.
Harmony: The Question of Quality
When discussing quality, humans who are subjected to an unnatural system will react less harmoniously to that which is natural. Then quality of human life is therefore lessened, and its potential to grow to become more harmonious with nature is fundamentally flawed. These two power systems of nature and man can not exist simultaneously without forcing one or the other into extinction. However, people still perceive this reality to be true even while it is obvious that we are apart of nature and not something separate to it. Therefore, our survival depends on how we learn to live in nature, not on our progress in managing it, and manipulating it, through modern medicine and sciences.
Living The Natural System: Living In Harmony
The potential of human “oneness”, existing as one in itself, and as a whole, is now being realized through functional communication systems like the internet, which has enabled people to share their relative human experience through the reach of the internet. As people we must socially organize in more complex ways that enables us to grow our relationhsip and ultimately our understanding of the “natural system”. Each of our own perception and realities must be aligned with the reality of nature. Therefore, the organization of society will not be entirely collectivist but based on natures massive complexity and diversity in its own quest for survival. Only when we accept this reality, will we reach the true harmony that for now only exists as a possibility.
By Jordan Reilly Stock
Writer @ SaeSoe Amsterdam
This blog post was originally published on the website Journey 4 Planet Earth which is a new online community for people interested in becoming the real ‘change’ in the sustainability movement.
I am so pleased to see this website up and functioning. I think it is appropriate to upload two of my songs on the blog as they have relevance to the message that Journey 4 Planet Earth is projecting to the world.
The first is a song that I wrote while Robert Price was in the room and occasionally we jammed to it and had lots of fun. It’s called ‘Manic Oppression’ and its fundamental concept is to stop looking beyond our planet. Most people give into this doctrine of ‘progress’ when real answers and solutions have been floating around for hundreds of years, yet we cannot utilize them because of our reliance on a oppressive system.
I just finished reading Jean-Paul Sartre’s book ‘Colonialism and Neocolonialism’ which reminded me that “freedom cannot be given, it can only be taken away”. I think the contemporary societal discourse is serving to ‘manage freedom’, whereby rhetoric and culture supply us with an ideological belief in freedom which is reflective in modern historical struggles. Yes we fought against fascism but the ‘Wests’ investment first colonialism and now capitalist imperialism has only made us better at hiding our true oppressive fascist nature in contemporary society. Look at media or our education system for example. We are merely a consciousness that has been manipulated to join the consumption machine.
Yes, taking from the Earth’s bounty is a fundamental human characteristic, but it’s not the best human characteristic to intensify and then perpetuate for human survival. The paradigm of consumption is consuming our chances of survival. Therefore, ‘Manic Oppression’ reflects my frustration of being passionate about environmental sustainability, yet simultaneously being manipulated to feel apathetic and pessimistic to creating fundamental environmental solutions under our contemporary global power structures.
Freedom to me consists of living naturally with Earth. Rather we manipulate it, so that populations can grow and diseases can be delayed. However, when we seemingly belittle nature in our minds it amounts to dire consequences in reality.
In the mainstream discourse, economics remains to be firstly, more important than the environment and secondly, be labeled as the solution to environmental degradation. This myth, is backed by professional advertising and squeaky clean power-point presentations given by multinational corporations who serve their own interests in investing in their green revolution. These fossil fuel emitting corporations are sure spending money to manipulate the public through “green-washing” which is serving to perpetuate their interests in perhaps a future time. This revolution is not about the interests of corporations and contemporary power structures, it is about the safety of people. The biggest threat to human survival is not terrorism (which is a reaction to US imperialism), but U.S. imperialism itself! The U.S. must stop manipulating their nation in order to remain a hegemonic imperialist and start providing progressive solutions to the problems we face.
The next song is called “Falling Through Blue and Green”. This song describes the observations made by a new conscious coming into the world through a gene pool. Then the simple and pure observations that the conscious makes.
I am throwing up these disconnected lines in my mind now that I have greater purpose and understanding. The potential to develop in myself the art of performance and expression is releasing itself from the shackles of aversion.
Tonight in Saigon was a strong moment for me where I began to give back some of myself. I played a few songs at an art cafe in the city. The audience was full of travelers, musicians and Vietnamese, who took us in as their own. Together we shared each other, each listening, each willingly to paint a part of the greater picture.
I let this life is take me for a ride. I will help and trust it. Mistrusting life is a conflict of interest. You want to see where it takes you, yet you are vulnerable to it, and at times control is not a relevant concept.
Now again when my eyes are shut pictures and lyrics pass through my sensors. This state of mind is impermanent which helps me to carry on through the mundane grind where such colours become blind to me.