What People Don't Say, Never mind what is revealed

JoshuaClayton By JoshuaClayton, 30th Dec 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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People talk about the "crazy" society we live in. Here is an opinion and reality on that: Genuine craziness as we know it starts with a dishonesty from the basement level of consciousness or a deep dishonesty. Sanity starts admitting the real and honest truth about things. When I think about the truth of it all, I do not cringe anymore, I can take it without shock. Reality is what it is to me, and I have the courage to make it fair for myself, and you should too. This is that story.


Reality does not seem fair at times because this is the truth, it seems: "To them that have, more will be given. To them that have not, what little they have will be taken away." The thing is, with that truthful quote, fairness and honesty "seems" like a luxury and not a reality almost like the Captain of a plane or ship lying about the ship being all right when it is sinking or in deep lightning filled turbulence or the dice being loaded, and the cheater getting away with all the winnings. But the truth of the above quote really means, you must make life fair, or you get nothing at all if you depend on others or "the rules" to make things fair.

A few nights ago, I watched an old Jack Nicholson movie called "Going South". Jack Nicholson played an old West outlaw that tried to get away by escaping a few yards across the Mexican border from his pursuers from the United States. The outlaw Nicholson was playing had his horse faint and they brought him back across the border to justice after Nicholson's character celebrated being on the other side of the Rio Grande river on Mexican soil. The point to the anecdotes in the two paragraphs mean that technicalities do not work, and that reality outside of the technicalities are reality. If you get what I am saying with these words: You are beginning to understand the concept of "To them that have more will be given. To them who do not have, what little they have will be taken away."

Admittedly, reality based on technicality is always a "bust" like little Johnny taking his toys to the basement and leaving the toys on the window sill within the door of the basement and not taking them down the stairs, and then saying "I put the toys in the basement."

"To them that have..."

Reality based on reality purely, always wins in the final analysis. Nobody can dispute it except the totally dishonest, sneaky and game playing. If you really want to win without an honest dispute then, the accounting cannot be narrowly technical and disputable. The accounting must be wide, genuine and obvious.

"Everybody knows"

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you've been faithful
Ah, give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you've been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it's now or never
Everybody knows that it's me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah, when you've done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it's moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there's gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you're in trouble
Everybody knows what you've been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it's coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows

-by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson

Think about it folks, that is how the truth works, but that is not how honesty works. Honesty does not work on "everybody knows" type "technical details". Honesty always works on principle, but not on hear say, fear mongering or game playing. As my fingers play upon this keyboard, I realize that these are the realities a lot of people needed to hear, like the Declaration of Independence or the United States Federal Constitution was needed in the late 1700's. Somebody needed to say an honest "I" or "We the people" before we go on backed by genuine common sense or a "tell it like it is" mentality.

Thinking upon natural reality: I think and understand real transparency depends on the use of common sense and equity to really run things well. Without that, we may as well forget it, and "everybody knows" that.


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author avatar JoshuaClayton
I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California, USA. I used to write under a few aliases, but now I have nothing to hide and write mostly under my own name. I write mostly on self-help topics.

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