Why does it seem that humans go through the vast majority of their life trying to AVOID reality? I was reminded of this while I was hanging my usual (sparse) Christmas lights this year:
A few years ago I stumbled upon the web site Church of Reality (www.churchofreality.org) and instantly I knew I had found a home, a place where my own (religious?) thoughts were shared with other like-minded people. The web site was run by a guy named Marc Perkel, and though I’ve never met him, he seems like a kindred spirit to me. His personal blog (http://www.perkel.com/) contains many of the same thoughts that my own blog has. He has published an amazing 50,000+ pages which makes my own blogs and writings pale in comparison.
But it was soon after subscribing to his newsletter that I received an update on his health – he was battling cancer. I only got a few messages over the next 2 years, but they were upbeat. He had designed his own treatment regime and it seemed to be working! Down with big pharma! A win for the little guys! Good for Marc!
Reality should not include drug manufacturers getting rich off the sick, hypocrite priests taking advantage of children, bankers charging interest on imaginary money, corporations giving their CEOs huge bonuses while laying off thousands of workers, or corrupt politicians pimping fear through TV’s manufactured drama. But currently, reality does include these; and only We The People can cause the necessary shift in reality to get humanity back to where we should be. We fight the fight because it is right; yet so many have their eyes firmly clamped shut, ignoring the reality that takes advantage of them on a daily basis. It can be quite disheartening at times.
Then last week I got a message through the newsletter, but it was from Marc’s sister. Marc had lost his battle against cancer and had passed away. Much like Bill Hicks, George Carlin, and Michael C. Ruppert, another hero was gone from reality. Once again my life seemed to have an empty spot, a blank piece much like others had torn before.
It’s tough to accept, but death is a natural part of life. That’s reality. And life should be lived every day, on real terms. That’s the way Marc would want it