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jubilant laughs echo through the trees in the forest

past the hippocampus where thoughts grow and flourish.

fruit is bared to nourish the plane of the physical reality

with manifestations that embody pure love,

always an exchange worth the attachment you have given up.

– g.m.c.

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OIL

souls in turmoil

started way before standard oil

that is just one example of how they get and take

forgot the principle to give and receive

all they give is their greed

from which the fat, dumb, and happy feed

don’t worry

i know when you realize your ignorance it’s tough to handle

like damn i’m taking part in the biggest scandal

 

It is funny who we are taught about in school. I learned very little about corruption in politics and business and very little on an important topic: oil. We barely touched the surface in history class on what really happened during these events and did not get much perspective. Most importantly we did not learn how these events still affect us in our daily lives now.  Until recently, I did not understand what a muckraker was or hear of an example of one. A muckraker is an investigative journalist who aims to expose corruption. I recently read about Ida Tarbell, a muckraker, who exposed Standard Oil and John D. Rockefeller, the richest American to ever live. At first, the publishing of her expose on Standard Oil lead to action by ordering the illegal monopoly to be broken up into companies. This did not change much in the long run. The business remained to make a tremendous profit and John D. Rockefeller and his name lived on.. unblemished. After this, the issue with Standard Oil has been overlooked. It still operates in the same way, just not under the name of Standard Oil, rather Exxon Mobile, Chevron, and BP. The Rockefeller’s still hold great power over the economy using similar techniques as John D. Rockefeller to exploit others, gain more control, and make a larger profit. This has granted these big oil companies tremendous political power, even more so, with the recent appointing of Secretary of State to Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of ExxonMobil. This is particularly concerning with the issue of climate change, where programs in denial of the issue were funded by ExxonMobil in the past. Now, the former CEO holds  an influential position in politics, and it seems clear what his standpoint on the issue is.

“In 2016, the Rockefeller Family Fund announced that it would divest holdings from fossil fuel companies. They would do so over time except in the case of ExxonMobil which was singled out “for immediate divestment because of its morally reprehensible conduct.”

They blame the company for actively fighting to discredit scientific research into the issue of climate change. David Kaiser, a fifth-generation descendant of John D. Rockefeller, published an article outlining some findings of their investigation, showing extensive lobbying efforts by ExxonMobil against the Kyoto Protocol treaty. The findings also allege successful efforts by the company to lobby Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush to replace government-related scientists who believed in climate change with skeptics” (http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/why-the-rockefellers-are-battling-exxonmobil-over-climate-change)

“Exxon Mobil, under fire over its past efforts to undercut climate science, is accusing the Rockefeller family of masterminding a conspiracy against it. Yes, that Rockefeller family.

The company, which has been accused of scheming to pay surrogates to deny the threat of climate change, is trying to turn the tables by calling its opponents the real conspirators. It is fighting state attorneys general, journalists and environmental groups in an all-out campaign to defend its image.

But the oil and gas giant has directed some of its fiercest fire at the descendants of John D. Rockefeller, who in 1870 founded Standard Oil, the company that became Exxon Mobil. Rockefeller family charities, longtime backers of environmental causes, have supported much of the research and reporting that has called the company to account for its climate policies, and Exxon Mobil is crying foul”(https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/science/exxon-mobil-rockefellers-climate-change.html)

There seems to be no fine line to divide who did what in this issue, since the Rockefeller family has made their fortune off of the company ExxonMobil. Everything seems rather hypocritical and like the public’s view of the truth has been obscured, yet again by a big corporation.

The Facts:

$4 billionaire of taxpayers’ money is used to give tax breaks to oil companies

Oil reserves have taken billions of years to build up and are being depleted just within a hundred.

“Greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels, have already warmed the globe by more than 1°C since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Unless we can rein in these emissions and ambitiously transition to a just, clean, and renewable energy future – the planet will become unrecognizable as global temperatures soar by 4, 5, or 6 °C and beyond.” (http://priceofoil.org/thepriceofoil/global-warming/)

Wind power is cost-effective. Land-based utility-scale wind is one of the lowest-priced energy sources available today, costing between two and six cents per kilowatt-hour, depending on the wind resource and the particular project’s financing. Because the electricity from wind farms is sold at a fixed price over a long period of time (e.g. 20+ years) and its fuel is free, wind energy mitigates the price uncertainty that fuel costs add to traditional sources of energy.

Wind creates jobs. The U.S. wind sector employed more than 100,000 workers in 2016, and wind turbine technician is one of the fastest-growing American jobs of the decade. According to the Wind Vision Report, wind has the potential to support more than 600,000 jobs in manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and supporting services by 2050.

It’s a clean fuel source. Wind energy doesn’t pollute the air like power plants that rely on combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas, which emit particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide—causing human health problems and economic damages. Wind turbines don’t produce atmospheric emissions that cause acid rain, smog, or greenhouse gases.” (https://energy.gov/eere/wind/advantages-and-challenges-wind-energy)

agriculture, alternative energy, clouds

Hopefully, in the future, we can work collectively to move toward using renewable sources of energy, without anyone monopolizing the energy industry.

How to Receive Love

we lead by example and teach others how to love us,

so it is funny how quick we are to get upset,

when someone treats us the way we treat ourselves,

shocked that they act like they still love us,

when they barely take the time to connect,

but how can they know someone who hasn’t taken the time to connect with and know themselves.

we take after each other,

so teach love.

what you put out you get back.

what you put in you release out.

what kind of signals are you sending people and how are you teaching others to treat you?

something innate like instinct

our minds are in sync

 

you match the vibration to my soul

i feel our hearts are old

the same iron string

intuition for this intangible thing

we’ve known each other before

this encounter was in store

 

soulmate – g.m.c.

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we are cradled in illusion,
sleeping within the comfort of the known,
but enlightenment asks us to wake and push beyond,
to ascend and become immersed in the infinite,
to become one.
you will not truly escape this world and feel what it is to live,
until you free yourself of the ideas of the inconceivable
and just know.
surrender to the serenity and let the infinite engulf you.
see that there is no death to you and this idea is what holds you here in misery,
it is what causes you to suffer,
but this life is not an ultimatum for your chance at heaven,
rather a chasm in the infinite.
you are ALL.
this time here is for realization, experience, creation,
for the ONE to divide just to feel the strength of reconnection.
humanity is the broken bond of cells,
which thrive together in homeostasis.
we create this world.
your life is powerful,
your presence,
your very being.
just realizing you create it all,
consciously or unconsciously,
you do,
so take back your power and live how you envision

– g.m.c

even the slightest gesture that can be mistaken as a sign of disinterest,

when you are finally addressing your feelings,

sends you off the deep end

i throw my rope in,

but you tug the wrong way,

as you yell,

i realize you think you’re me taking me down with you,

but we are not through

our responsibility is due

these emotions can be dealt with

it’s important to ask for help with

to open up and get hurt

they’ll beat you down into the dirt

with criticism

but remember,

we’re still climbing

a few slips should be expected,

but lift your head up to change your perspective

you aren’t stuck on these emotions

they are holding you down temporarily,

so you can grow and be found

amongst a place where the right seeds grow,

without interference from disorderly coherence of a chaotic systemized world

you are not psychotic for wanting to see an end

something in you knows of a new beginning,

but these are not always found through winning,

so please taste defeat

let it fill your senses,

and bring you remembrances of the truth of the world

not all heroes stories can be told,

because their greatest actions were small not bold,

but they still had effect

the smallest smile can redirect all of fate,

so you’ll soon get a different taste

they call it glory,

but it takes many to make this story

it takes courage to be vulnerable,

and move past what is comfortable

include all people,

and once even the worst is seen as your equal,

you’ll realize that they and you are more than what meets the eye

after all this,

we’ve learned it is of human nature to defy,

as long as we are family i have the will to at least try,

so please take my hand and be my brother

our loving roots we will rediscover

 

resisting ourselves – g.m.c.

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screenshot this moment

drag it into your preferred software

edit it as you wish

and you are left with a new image

but it’s not the authentic image that you are remembering it by

this is an entirely new creation created by you

a collaboration between reality of one moment outside of you and the moments

that have come before to stir what is inside of you

your memory bank is filled with these false images

you aren’t able to download a raw image because you have the capabilities to transmute it as you wish

which yes can be a beautiful thing

but you take it too far

and hold on too long

this isn’t gratitude or savoring the moment

this is abusive to your consciousness

a consciousness which only craves the everlasting present

 

– g.m.c.

you made me unafraid to show all my sides and colors
taught me that being myself was whoever i was in that moment
that you don’t have to be the same for everybody
and a change in attitude on your bad days is not what the real ones will remember you for
– g.m.c.

do you remember what it’s like

running through the grass barefoot

sliding down the sand dunes

jumping over the waves

and listening to them crash

you’re so distant

but for me it’s as if it were yesterday

i never let go of who i am

but i did let go of the idea of the person i was supposed to become

 

– g.c.

 

we are not made of wax and paper

no one flame will melt with you down until the very end

you are stardust meant to burn on your own again

life is not meant to be set on fire

to burn down to the ground or rise with the flames to the sky

it is meant for you to dance with this flesh and collect

so you’ll be ready to dance with the cosmos again

 

human experience – g.c .

 

so much can be said without words.

but it’s amazing how we have seemed to agree on these letters smooshed together to define the millions of feelings we get to indulge in.

yet, we rarely appreciate this,

that there is language with no words,

and when need be it can be created.

there are multiple meanings for individual words and different perspectives for similar things.

it amazes me.

we think so much, but never about the little things that make it all possible.