Subversify Resurrects Before the Rapture

Rapture @2011 Karla Fetrow

By Karla Fetrow

 

One of the primary factors in mind control is in limiting information.  This observation was made in reference to the disappointed Rapture expectations that were to take place on May 21st.  Of course, there is always the possibility that this rapture did take place.  It’s just that its numbers weren’t among our noticeable losses.  Maybe a few hundred thousand Chinese and Indians were raptured, along with some South American citizens, Mid Easterners and Africans.  In our tidy little ship of the Queen’s Navy, they never would be missed.

Our reception of information is limited, which is why Subversify was formed.  In the spirit of free press, we’ve never censored the news, opinions, language usage, experiences and rambling of our contributors.  There are those who opposed the freedom of information for this freedom means their own exposure and their closet full of deception.  There are those who would have Julian Assange’s blood, would convict Bradley Manning, bury the mysterious workings of Anon, and now to attack Subversify.

Subversify died before the designated date for the Rapture, and was resurrected, miraculously just hours before the demise of a world not chosen to be relieved from the upcoming age of darkness.  This feat was accomplished by our administrator, Mitchell Warren, who has a long history of battling demons and surviving with his armor plating intact.  Having already experienced Attempted Rapture, he has resigned himself to being among those who wrestle for Earth’s Soul.

That’s right.  I said it, that little politically/scientifically incorrect word, “soul”.  It’s okay to have soul music, soul pancakes and give out soulful expressions, but it’s not okay to reference an earthly soul.  Earth is dirty and gritty, no place to create paradise.  It’s only a stepping stone to a greater ideal; one where you are free from hunger, free from evolutionary forces, free from aging, loss or grief.

For the Christian religious, there is a little passage in the Lord’s Prayer, I’ve often pondered over: “On earth as it is in heaven”. It seems to me an Earth conflicted with a state of war and economic disparity is far from the heaven we wish to achieve.  If it’s a stepping stone, it’s a little bit under water right now and could use some fortifications.  If Earth is a reflection of God’s Will in heaven, heaven is going through a lot of turmoil.  Who knows where you will end up in the clash?

The Priesthood of Science seem to have gotten a handle on Earthly Paradise.  Science technology offers us freedom from hunger, shelter from evolutionary forces, new products in anti-aging, and medication for grief and loss.  It also offers us ecological disasters, reduced immune systems, mental dependencies and there is a price to pay for all its services.  The technology is self-serving and the paradise, artificial.

The paradise of science is counter-productive.  Instead of being used to improve Earth’s potential as a life-sustaining planet, it is used to decimate Earth’s natural and human resources.  With its god-like powers, it has declared that it is the final word in knowledge.  It has dismissed any greater intelligence beyond its own, even though its own experiments in producing the spark of life have resulted in nothing more than harmful bacterial and some cloned reflections.  It has insisted that the precision of order and balance that came out of chaos was random chance; or more precisely; the force of gravity within a vacuum.  That is to say the vacuum was never really a vacuum, but the existence of sub-atomic particles pulled together by gravity, than exploding outwards, collecting, dividing and rotating according to individual gravity fields, until the Universe as we know it, developed.

That’s still something pretty marvelous to think about, and that’s before you even begin to examine all the conditions it took to create the life-bearing Earth we dwell on, including that environmental wonder of water, dirt and clay that manifested those first tiny cells that agreed to multiply and divide.  Not only were they ambitious enough to create amoebas, they went forth and multiplied some more, fashioning all manner of curious design.  Forever inventive, some of these cells got together and formed a few rudimentary brains, granting them predatory or defensive instincts and plopped them into these evolving conglomerations of proto-plasm, calcium, minerals and fluids.  Deciding this wasn’t impressive enough, those cells went back to the drawing board and produced some thinking, conscious animals.

Pretty clever cells, all developing within the rules of gravity.  If evolution is to be our evidence, they are also all evolving in ways we cannot see or predict.  Our knowledge of today is as limited, yet as limitless as the first observation that things that are round have more mobility and a lever increases your strength.  Our science today will be considered archaic in the future of discovery.

Subversify does not believe in controlling minds by limiting information, whether by doctrine or science.  We are each of us, through exercising our minds, both priest and prophet.  We are each of us, capable of sorting through information, creating our own data bases and coming to equitable conclusions as to who we are and why we are here.  For this reason, Subversify accepts all religious and non-religious expressions.  It accepts all examinations of the mind; psychological, para-normal, psychic and collective.

 

It accepts that each of us knows a small piece of truth, and together those pieces shape the understanding of tomorrow.

Knowledge cannot be gained without inquiry and it cannot blossom with censorship.  It cannot accept a final authority.  It must explore, expand, incorporate other visions, other areas of expertise and understandings.  Subversify questions those who would divert knowledge through intrusion, coercion and denial.  It questions their motivations. We have been given a choice between a god that is too small, too human, too war-like and vengeful, or no god at all.  Either choice is designed to minimize our compassion, our kindness, or empathy with each other.

The human mind is not only  knowledgeable, it inquisitive, inventive and imaginative.  It is stimulated beyond the basic instincts for survival, the desire for comfort, the need for companionship.  It is driven by a force that, broken into the terms of science, are chemical and electrical attractions and impulses.  These components do not really explain why this drive pushes us to increase our understanding of the world around us; they are only an identification of the active ingredients.  We have for a reason frankly unknown to us, developed a complex brain that not only uses logic and reason, but puzzles over its place in the Universe, contemplates its own mortality and is simultaneously conscious of the past, the present and the future.  It is articulate and craves communications.  Turn on your minds while Subversify battles the demons of darkness, uncovering their deceptions, their subterfuge and their lies.  Turn on your possibilities as we explore the depths of the sub-conscious, the products of peace, a harmonious future, and maybe even; who knows; an earth with a soul.

About karlsie

Some great perversity of nature decided to give me a tune completely out of keeping with the general symphony; possibly from the moment of conception. I learned to read and speak almost simultaneously. The blurred and muffled world I heard through my first five years of random nerve loss deafness suddenly came alive with the clarity of how those words sounded on paper. I had been liberated for communications. I decided there was nothing more wonderful than writing. It was easier to write than carefully modulate my speech for correct pronunciation, and it was easier to read than patiently follow the movements of people’s lips to learn what they were saying. It was during that dawning time period, while I slowly made the connection that there weren’t that many other people who heard the way I did, halfway between sound and music, half in deafness, that I began to understand that the tune I was following wasn’t quite the same as that of my classmates. I was just a little different. General education taught me not only was I just a little isolated from my classmates, my home was just a little isolated from the outside world. I was born in Alaska, making me part of one of the smallest, quietest minorities on earth. I decided I could live with this. What I couldn’t live with was discovering a few years later, in the opening up of the pipeline, which coincided with my first year of junior college, that there were entire communities of people; more than I could possibly imagine; living impossibly one on top of another in vast cities. It wasn’t even the magnitude of this vision that inspired me so much as the visitors who came from these populous regions and seemed to possess a knowledge so great and secretive I could never learn it in any book. I became at once, very conscious of how rural I was and how little I knew beyond the scope of my environment. I decided it was time to travel. The rest is history; or at least, the content of my stories. I traveled... often to college campuses, dropping in and out of school until one fine day by chance I’d fashioned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. I’ve worked a couple of newspapers, had a few poems and stories tossed around in various small presses, never receiving a great deal of money, which I’m assured is the norm for a writer. I spent ten years in Mexico, watching the peso crash. There is some obscure reason why I did this, tightening up my belt and facing hunger, but I believe at the time I said it was for love. Here I am, back home, in my beloved Alaska. I’ve learned somewhat of a worldly viewpoint; at least I like to flatter myself that way. I’ve also learned my rural roots aren’t so bad after all. I work in a small, country store. Every day I greet the same group of local customers, but make no mistake. My store isn’t a scene out of Andy Griffith. The people who enter the establishment, which also includes showers, laundry and movie rentals, are miners, oil workers, truck drivers, construction engineers, dog sled racers and carpenters. Sometimes, on the liquor side, the conversations became adult only in vocabulary. It’s a good thing, on the opposite side of the store is a candy aisle filled with the most astonishing collection, it will keep a kid occupied with just wishing for hours. If you tell your kids they can have just one, you have an instant baby sitter; better than television; as they agonize over their choice while you catch up on the gossip with your neighbor. We also receive a lot of tourists, a lot of foreign visitors. They are usually amazed at this first sign of Alaskan rural life style beyond the insulating hub of the Anchorage bowl. Many of them like to hang around and chat. They gawk at our thieves wanted posters. They laugh at our jokes and camaraderie with our customers. I’ve learned another lesson while working there. You don’t have to go out and find the world. If you wait long enough, it comes to you.

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9 Comments on “Subversify Resurrects Before the Rapture”

  1. An Earth with a soul. Now there is something that should be explored because in all of this worrying over what will become of our pets and whether cars will be manned should a big hand grab us from the sky; we forgot somehow to talk about the very thing that sustains all of us. This planet and its soul. How are we treating that? I wouldn’t be surprised if instead we at some point were all abandoned by the Earth. But following the cult of the Mother teaches us the Earth has a mother’s heart which however fortunate or unfortunate will not abandon. We should be taking better care, instead of getting ready to float off into the heavens.

  2. This is an excellent piece of writing. Too many forget that others are human just as they are and, while we may not agree with their viewpoint, they have a reason for believing the things they do… or even disbelieving the things they do. Compassion for others is far too lacking in today’s society and there is too much division between people, mostly due to hype and lies with which we’re constantly bombarded. We don’t have to agree with others, but we don’t have to attack them for their beliefs or lack thereof, either, if they’re being truthful about how they feel. It’s better to ask questions and try to understand a point of view than to attack them for not seeing things as we see them. That being said, I have no problem pointing out those who try to intentionally deceive.

  3. Ahhhh… scientism is nothing but a flatland of surfaces, as dogmatic as any other religion.

    Also, yes, there are many who would seek to limit knowledge, to besmirch wisdom. It never really works mostly because of the people who write and read for outlets like Subversify.

    ¡Que Viva Subversify!

  4. Grainne, that’s what i often think about. Earth is a living organism. It not only sustains us, but it’s constantly adapting to the changes we make to it; reviving dead lakes, reshaping its landmarks, adding microbes that eat methane, species of insects that are immune to the poisons we feed them… We could yet make Earth uninhabitable for human life, but that doesn’t mean Earth will give up on life altogether. I will assume, at this date, that we are her crowning achievement. We not only received an animal brain, but an overlaying brain, giving us logic and reason. But i also have a sneaking suspicion, if she decides this experiment doesn’t work out, she’ll scratch it and attempt another. This implies the activity of something conscious and deliberate, not random and chaotic.

    Space Eagle, i think you’ve caught the spirit of Subversify’s mission. Even saying the sky is blue is debatable to the color blind, and it won’t make a bit of difference to the person who perceives it as green that you say he’s wrong. But if the color blind man tells you, “i don’t see any difference between the colors blue and green,” you’ll at least be able to understand him.

    Eddie, i agree. Scientism is soulless. It is a retreat from our humanity. It is the glorification of numbers over the individual psyche. We are lumped, paired, evaluated, and the personality lost. It would limit our personal growth, because by limiting it, we remain fixed in the ready-made formula. The inquiring mind most assuredly, resists.

    Rich, i’m glad you enjoyed this. It always gives me a nice, rosy glow when you say you like something i wrote.

  5. Before I say anything else, I don’t buy into the notion of “scientism” – while science can explain the whats, when, wheres and hows of the physical universe far better than any other intellectual discipline out there to date, it provides no answers to the “why” questions because it cannot form value jusdgements: such things are subjective by their very nature and cannot be quantified in any meaningful way. Furthermore, the idea that science will one day create a paradise free from want or suffering or any other traits that are intrinsic to the human condition is just plain delusional.

    All that said, I find this talk of “souls” and other such things to be pure rubbish – for all the postulating on the existence of such things, all the philosophers and theologians have never been able to do so much as give it any semblence of ontology: just what the is it and what does it actually do? How does this thing connect to the physical objects (people, animals, plants, planets, etc…) and exactly what effects does it have on them?

    The fact of the matter is that the “soul” concept is a null hypothesis – it’s not something that can even be adequately defined (let alone substantiated), it can only be postulated and accepted purely on the basis of faith (which is the worst possible means to evaluate ideas).

    While I’m all for thinking outside the box and streching one’s intellectual horrizons, I also recognize that some concepts are intellectual dead-ends – that being when the concept has little or no basis in reality, relying on apeals to faith rather than logic, reason or evidence to perpetuate itself. And the concept of the “soul” is one of them…

  6. Azazel, i tend to see “souls” in the context of personalities. Everyone has one. They are as varied and subtly different as the lines that compose your fingerprints. When you read a favorite author, you become quietly but firmly entrenched in that writer’s personality. You identify it as unique and distinct.

    You’ll discover, among anyone who has a strong affinity for the Earth, and is aware of the cycles and atmospheric changes, a tendency to give Earth a personality, a personality i choose to call a soul as it has a timelessness beyond our own understanding of existence.

    It’s precisely because of ethereal qualities that can be neither proved or disproved that i refuse to have any partiality to a religion or non-religion. My own experiences have persuaded me to believe there is far more that surrounds us than our limited field of vision. I’ve taken a long physical journey, that also meant opening my mind to a more metaphysical journey as well.

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