The Reality Legion

The Reality Legion

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Beginnings

This blog formerly known as MyMomtheAnarchist has widened it's scope to include my other interests including, individual rights, reality, reason and scientific evidence. I am an unapologetic atheist and anarchist but my reasons rely on reason and science. I hope to start a community of free thinkers to share experiences, thoughts and facts.

I live in a rural place in the South so my perspective has changed since moving here and coming into contact with theists. They are mostly good, simple people but their values are very different from my own. I have found refuge on the Internet through the people who add more and more substance to it every day.

I have a snarky sense of humor and do not wish to offend but sometimes find it necessary since I am offended on the regular by churches on every corner, bigotry and hatred disguised as superior morality. The utter lack of understanding of basic science and facts is infuriating but there are many in society to blame so my views on government may be considered startling. Truth be known, I am offended by those whose ignorance and blind faith belief systems to weakly judge the knowledge I spent years obtaining.

I could go on and on with my irritations but I suspect if you are here you likely feel the same way.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon in discussion and debate as well as camaraderie.

Peace, Lisa

Saturday, March 2, 2013

My Fear

A few weeks ago I was out sick from work, just miserable. I had been down for days and I was just feeling well enough to read my e-mail and look at facebook. There, I stumbled across what appears to be an old video of a talk given by Jiddu Krishnamurti, one of my favorite author/philosophers. He was asked the question "Who are you?" which he quickly realized was a poorly veiled attempt to actually ask, "Who am I?" His answer brought me back to this blog that no one sees. In short he said, "you are a part of the story of mankind".

I had nearly forgotten how Krishnamurti's book 'On Fear' had blown me away. I have to admire someone whose ideas are simple but so huge, even life changing to others due to their unique perspective. People get so caught up in their myopic, self-indulgent day to day life and focus on it as true reality. It requires a measure of strength to look at the earth and it's people in the context of the universe. It makes us feel small. Guess what? We are small!!! And what's so wrong with that?

Why do so many people have a childish need to feel like the center of the universe? Are they spoiled? Psychologically weak? Perhaps they are hesitant to be a grown-up and think for themselves? In the work I do I see many many people who see themselves as victims because of a poor life situation. Poverty, unemployment, drug addiction, etc. Rarely do I hear anyone take responsibility for their circumstances. They instead look to the government to solve their problems like children seeking assistance from a parent. I hear things like "What do they expect me to do?" when they cannot afford health care or healthy food or even when they make the same poor life decisions over and over expecting a different result. I want to ask "What does who expect you to do?" You are an adult and guess what? It's up to you to seek the answers to your problems because (shock) no one else cares. It's that simple. If you think the government will eventually remedy your situation or some god will save you, you are doomed to stay right where you are until you die. It's really that simple.

So, back to the question "Who are you?" You are a part of the story of mankind. Hundreds of years from now will humans look back at our time and wonder why people were so blind and inept or will they see that we broke free of the lies of government and religion and independently left our world much better than we entered it?