Before I address a societal retrospect, I think I start with myself. The name’s Allysum (it’s pronounced like the flowers, ‘Sweet Alyssums’), but, most people call me, Ally (Al-e). My hometown is the Midwest (USA). I came from a middle class family–who were also, relatively middleclass (my mother’s side might have been more wealthy).
If you’d rather see pictures, or read some real essays check out my Facebook and Visual CV–I guess, you’ll either love me, or hate me.
Why create this BlogSpot/Wordpress? I love critiquing what reality has come to be. I lock myself in libraries where I read, write, edit, revise various “projects”–the main one, my autobiography that I have been chiseling since Fall of 2008. It is actually a critique of American society: Poetry–maybe, I’ll even push out another book on ideas to revamp current reality (it would require the volunteer work of others, just as eager to change the system as me). It took me many, many years to let go of my pride, and conform to what current self-reliance requires (not basic needs, anymore, Abraham Maslov) but first, and foremost, $.
Recently, I conformed (lol); life is no longer about family, but a fiscal responsibility. So, I enrolled with a technical college in 2009, and procrastinated course commencement until 2013. I held onto that monotony of maintaining a 9-5 (job)–while expressing most of my hatred for it through writing–and this is isn’t a webpage to bore you with the narcissistic nuances of my life, but of society’s.
Recently, while juggling NWTC classes, I’d been acting on that wave of creativity and research–even warming up to the world wide web, and utilizing forums, BUT the religious forums didn’t carry as much “umph” (as I’ll call it) as I’d hoped, and I couldn’t even find one all about government, and then the poetry sites are “indiscriminatory,” so I created this BlogSpot/Wordpress so that I can express, and converse my concerns, innovative ideas, and arguments.
Being a writer, it’s true–I read. What literary works interest me? I used to love reading conspiracy fictional works in high school, like Fahrenheit 451; I even enjoyed studying American History–never got off on science, but I really look up to herbalists, and have a little bit of an education there….I would love to find credible sources on Religious Origins (and stuff of that nature).
2 reasons why these topics interest me:
Reason #1: The popular essence of life didn’t suit me…maybe it was because the revolution of the sixties failed to actually CHANGE current society. Moments draw pessimistic over reality, and I can no longer feel solace (common sense) in our culture; to me, it’s a sick way to disguise enslavement. The irony of hypocrisy is that I (just like those of us I despise for maintaining, upholding, and insisting on its “beneficalities”) wanted to change this (I still do, I just need people willing to support me–I have an idea, but it costs LOTS of money; maybe help me start a fund raiser, or apply for governmental grants); so, I began this anarchy (fulfilling it’s TRUE definition) and prepared to religiously act toward change it. I write. I’ve been writing, and documenting the effects Democracy has on not just me, but society; and the necessary plans I’ll strive to achieve in order to deal with it (which is also why I sought out this BlogSpot/Wordpress; be happy in it…). In this nonfiction (autobiography/critique on society) I provide pretty credible sources (in my favor) throughout it.
Reason #2: LIFE is comprised of emotions, thoughts, and actions. We have always had rituals, routines, and practices of self-control. Since much of my experience comes from an American perspective, I am most critical of its social structure. First of all, as much as it values innovation, freedom LACKS the core, the basics of self-control, in that the installation of money,–this profiting off of our basic needs–has separated a healthy balance of a healthy coexistence of mind and body. Foreshadow: An old friend of mine saved me half of my life (literally, an elder) when he auctioned off to me, the six aspects of self-control: IGNORANCE, ECONOMICS, DISEASE, GENOCIDE, POVERTY, EUGENICS. BUT, before we discuss those… consider these 2 Truths to Human existence).
- Life of the Body: Our first mistake is by excluding a FREEDOM of HEALTH–how (?)–by commoditizing, and price tagging the once natural and free ways of life (Basic Needs); this is corporate American society. I am not just talking about your fast food industries, or your international trade…I’m asking you to look at social eugenics–how we raise and maintain the lives, the growth of our children (our generations). I believe that this includes, not only religion and government, but education and medicine. These systems are intended to HELP us survive. Had we warranted, or benefited from instituting them?! Or are we trapped by their fiscal responsibility, and the living it is more of a chore, not a fancy–not a positivity; there is no wisdom in this (what coupled love?). America is also known for it’s neglect of nurturing this aging process. Take medicine (because I honestly believe that it’s scientific installation coerced with organized religion in order to control human existence)…Let’s start with Population Control, and momentarily, consider what the current majority view is on Health and Death–it’s a touchy subject, right (?) The majority of our society (Culture) do not die without fear–it’s just common knowledge (it’s NORMAL); hell, it’s religion. Second, other than the creation of economy, how did we reduce spread the wealth of a higher class (?) modernizing Health. Medicine is no longer a way-of-life, but an asset, a thing (not a part of oneself–as it OUGHT to be)–another dictionary definition.
- Life of the Mind: After this, we had to exploit the art of intelligence; first of all by conditioning society’s happiness; how did we manage this (?) FIRST by controlling their knowledge. I see this Truth, when looking at what common core curriculums teach. We rid the systems of nature and herbal/shaman tradition; then when the founding fathers’ advice and philosophy got old, we itemized, reduced, and consciously selected EXACTLY what and whom we are still learning. To me, the concepts of History and Health are highly limited in our current systems of education…if you really want to get technical, we would even include–SCIENCE–because, “gestaltly” (holistically), our culture VALUES this (again, it has also become somewhat of a religion–hell, we scientifically acknowledge the management of time–check out my Facebook for details), and through unifying over it, we slow the process of evolution.
- Life of Influence: I was raised, not just by a contrary system, but by contrary parents. My Father, a musician (former bay port high school English teacher), humanitarian and scholar, If my mother never would have finalized their divorce, I assume, my Father, would have also conformed to the religious faith of Catholicism/Christianity; yet, his character is what we would call, “liberal;” although, he will never “broadcast” the way I think, but supports me; finally, there is my mother, still a fifth grade elementary teacher, a lover of nature and its’ beauty, and yet someone I feel more critical about–since she was raised Catholic/Christian, I dislike that she instilled this monotheistic way of life into her children’s lives, yet, I respect the activist within her, that motivates her everyday existence of what I consider The Struggling (divine $ comedy).
My next post shall be a questioning of this acclaimed, respected, and irreversible survival of Hypocrisy.
I wonder who reads what I write? I need some reciprocity; email me with WHO you are, WHAT you stand for, and WHY you are contacting me: Allysum.Edwards@mymail.nwtc.edu