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May 29, 2015

Redemption?

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:24 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the golden sun laden, breezy, beautiful, ‘dang near perfect island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Friday morning–the 29th day of May, 2015–a gorgeous one out on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), bidding you all a fair and fine adieu.  This Saturday, Hyannis Port will host “Best Buddies” bike race from Boston to Craigville Beach in Centerville, here on Cape, with Patriot’s quarterback and winning Superbowl Champion Tom Brady in attendance once again, raising money for kids with mental challenges.  Truly a heartwarming experience and if you like to bike, then this is your venue!

Here is hoping you all have a great week end, with an ever watchful eye to the sky (our prayers and thoughts go out to the victims of that biblical flooding that took place over the course of this past week in Texas, Oklahoma and northern Mexico); the weather a changin’ as fast as the transformation of the human consciousness, although for some here at Sea Cape Cod, that change is not coming nearly fast enough.

Take, for example, our pal, our ’spiritual guru’ at “Focus on the Family” (founded in 1977 out of Colorado Springs, CO), Mr. James Dobson, whose brand of Christianity is so out far of whack it would take a thousand chiropractors to straighten him out.

The Project for the American Way–dedicated to monitoring and exposing the activities of the right wing movement–made some observations, via Brian Tashman, recently regarding old Jimbo’s view on say, oh, I don’t know, gay marriage.  Yes, indeed, that “abomination” and most deadly sin, just like it ’says’ in the Bible.  You know, the ‘true’ word of God.  He tells his millions of sheep around the world that “…the gay rights issue has reached an unprecedented level of intensity (sounds hot Jimmy!), and put the country on the brink of conflict.  Talk about a Civil War, we could have another one over this.”

Go on dear holy man, please continue…

“The country can be no stronger than it’s families.  I really believe if what the Supreme Court is about to do is carried through with, and it looks like it will be, then we’re going to see a general collapse in the next decade or two. (sure you’re not thinking about another imminent banking crisis genius?) So we need to do everything we can to try and hold it back and preserve the institution of marriage.”

Mr. James Dobson has hurt, nay, at times mortally wounded many, many teenage lives over the years, with his insane methods of ‘restoring normality’ to a gay person’s life.  He methods?  The insane (debunked by all credible U.S. medical and psychological associations), suppressing of natural sexual tendencies that has led to so many teen suicides across this ‘loving’ nation.  James Dobson’s intolerance and hate speech is the problem; his bloated and insane ego adding fuel to an already out of control fire. 

Focus on the Family is nothing more than a hate group when they’re former “leader”–who claims to know the word and intention of God himself–destroys said real word of GOD every time it opens it’s mouth.  The mostly forgotten and rarely practiced words from 2015 plus years ago, emanating from a humble man from the Nazarene, being those real words designed to truly free one from the bondage of this world’s evil.

Not the words cherry picked from the Book of Leviticus, words like “abomination” that, many moons ago, simply meant “not customary”, and that death by stoning also applied to killing and eating a rabbit.  It reads like that in the King James Bible, a book written by human beings that had control, power and greed on the mind, yes, it reads like many things, but alas it is not all the true word of God…

No sir.

Once one puts that sacred text in context (culturally and historically), the logic of old Jimbo’s argument falls apart like a bad Wall Street derivative.

The Bible is too often used as a weapon, and, just like in the dark ages when it was conceived, this ‘word of God’ is nothing more than said weapon to wield over the ‘unclean’ masses, bringing them to ‘the light’ of what they and their egos want said masses to behave, talk, and ultimately serve like.  Keeping those masses in the dark, poor and sick. Far, far away from that true word of God–whatever you conceive that word to mean–is the whole bloody point!.  Just ask the guys during the Christian Crusades, they’ll tell ya!

If it doesn’t think, “believe” and behave like you, then it is that dreaded ‘other’ and “it” must be destroyed.  Even though that “it” is actually a part of YOU!  That is your message, is it not Mr. Dobson?

Have a wonderful week end folks and steer clear of groups that claim to speak for “God”.

Love and God are synonymous.

“What you do to the least of US you do unto me.” JC

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M


May 28, 2015

Figawi 2015!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:24 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the misty, humid, cloudy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you once again on a late Thursday morning, this 28th day of May, 2015.  Sorry I haven’t ‘written’ sooner, but I was stuck on the island of Nantucket all week end, surviving the 44th Annual “Figawi Race Weekend” and it has taken all of this ‘time’ to develop the ‘dang ‘film’…

The now famous sailboat race from Hyannis to Nantucket is now considered the top flight sail boat race on the east coast and is well known both nationally and internationally.  Truly the kick off to the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season.  3000 sailors and visitors from several states compete in 240 plus boats (including 30 power boats).  Early Saturday morning, skippers gather their crews and ready themselves and their vessels on Lewis Bay right off the Hyannis Yacht Club.  The first boat officially begins at 10 a.m. off the Hyannis Port Jetty, but before it does, all of those vessels must head out of Lewis Bay, pass by Kalmus Beach (please note images below deck), and gather off Hyannis Port (as seen above deck).  Then, 200 plus sailboats in 13 divisions cross Nantucket Sound, in various courses, to be the first one to reach Nantucket.  Depending on the various conditions, the theory of the Pursuit Race format is that all competitors should reach Nantucket MO(A) at about the same time.  They finish at the entrance of Nantucket Harbor and parade it into the Nantucket Boat Basin.

If you plan to witness this exciting nautical event–a must if you ever in ‘this neck of the wood–the best place to SEA the finish of the race is on the beach at Brandt Point Lighthouse on Nantucket Island itself. And that way, aftah, come on down and party with the good folks at Figawi who put on a big “Competitors Party” on New Whale Street, stalked to the gills with plenty of Mt. Gay Rum, Cisco’s (local) Brewery beer, Samuel Adams, Boissett Family Estates (wine), Jim Beam and of course, our friendly Coca-Cola.  You go ahead and open up that smile!

May you have a pleasant day wherever this ‘message in a bottle’ is reaching you, and please consider a visit to our little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the “Last Great Ice Age”, birthing magical places like the ‘far away island’ of Nantucket; rich in both history, natural beauty, and amazing old school architecture from the days of ‘yore–losing oneself in a land long on fable, lore and legend.

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

May 25, 2015

In memoriam

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:17 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the wonderfully sunny (all week end!), breezy, comfortable island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Monday, the 25th day of May, 2015, “Memorial Day” here in the U.S., as the nation marks the solemn occasion–a day set aside to remember the sacrifices made by our military personnel over the centuries, those long, dark and bloody fights to preserve an experiment called a democracy with that little letter ‘d’, yes, those brave men and women…  We honor them by having cookouts, BBQ’s, parades, long drinking sessions, and whatever else the typical American does to enjoy a rare day off in this globalized world of modern day slavery, of the economic variety.

We should all know by now that poverty is the cruelest form of violence…

Somehow, along this long and winding road we all are on together, even if it does not seem so at this present moment, the collective has lost touch with what the essence of a nation is and what this day really represents.  One thing not representative, is a day set aside to sell cars, TV’s, refrigerators, or any other consumer product most don’t really need.  It is a day designed for pause, a deep inward look at what WE as a country have fought to preserve, and what it still must fight for in the coming years as this world domination by an elite few continues to decimate the earth–her people, plants and animals--for their OWN personal gain.

People over profit!  And democracy restored to the place it deserves to be…

Have a nice Memorial Day!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

May 20, 2015

“…you know how I love the park.”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:56 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun, surf and sky of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the deep blue skied, sun bathed, beautiful island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this glorious Wednesday down at the Hyannis Waterfront–AHOY!–walking at the moment on the green grass of Aselton Park, overlooking said Harbor, truly the ‘gateway to the SEA!’.  So come on down and pay US a visit, we will, as always, leave that LIGHT on for “ya”!

America indeed, so often we forget where it is this whole ‘thing’ called the United States of America began.  So many lessons to be gleaned from the epic struggle against a powerful world colonizer, Great Britain.  So too is this nation in a similar fate in this early part of the 21st Century…or so it would seem. However, the progress that has been made in the fight against poverty, the advancement of medicines and technologies, and the increasing level of consciousness coming forth, an awaking if you will, affords one great hope and joy.  Therefore, it is not hard to smile every once and a while.

Sure, the planet is getting warmer, and by the end of the century, some of the 11 billion people will stand up and begin taking care of our resources over the current system we have that only concerns itself with the bottom line: the monetary market system.

(modus operandi: PROFIT over people)

As the late, great Dudley Moore stated to “Bitterman” (his chauffeur), in the classic 1981 film “Arthur”, after a heavy night of drinking at “the Carlyle” in New York’s Upper East Side, “…go through the park Bitterman, you know how I love the park.” Indeed Arthur, deep, deep, deep down inside we all love nature; the wilderness, the great outdoors, lo, the mighty seas, waters from whence we all came.  Let’s try to protect it as a collective, before it is too late!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

May 19, 2015

Hyannis; est. 1664

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 1:43 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun, surf and sky of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the rainy, foggy and rather cool island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this raw May 19th day of 2015, a Tuesday at 1 p.m., as promised, here is the first installment of “better know your district”, I mean “better know your Cape and Islands!”, my apologies Steven Colbert, as Sea Cape Cod introduces you to all of the towns that make up this unique and sacred sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the “Last Great Ice Age”…

Hyannis is one of seven villages in the Cape town of Barnstable.  The others are Centerville, Osterville, Cotuit, Marstons Mills, Barnstable, West Barnstable and Haynnis Port.  Hyannis Port being a neighborhood within Hyannis and thus named because it once served as it’s port before the harbor was dredged, allowing larger ships to travel into it.  The word Hyannis is most likely a derivation of the name of the Native American sachem Yanno, who in 1664 sold to early settlers much of the land that makes up Hyannis.  Early documents refer to Yanno’s Harbor and Yanno’s lands.

Hyannis’s rich history is filled with sea captains, boat builders, enterprising immigrants, merchants, educators and entrepreneurs.  Hyannis has been the hub of Cape Cod since the days of sail.  That reputation was further strengthened when the railroad reached the village and the tracks were extended to the south shore along Nantucket Sound so that trains could meet ships coming in with passengers and cargoes of coal, lumber, fish, grain, and mail.  The village’s economy was once tied to the sea and later to tourism.

Of course, it was a proud and heady time for the village when summer resident John F. Kennedy was elected president in 1960.  The president and his family loved Cape Cod, and many Kennedys considered Hyannis Port home. (a special “chapter” will be dedicated to this most gracious town ‘at some juncture’…)!

Like everything in America, things change and those changes came to Hyannis in a big way during the 20th Century.  High speed ferries now wiz people, dogs, cars, trucks and whatever one can fit on a boat back and forth daily from the bottom of Pleasant Street and Ocean Street(s) to the same named street on an island ‘far, far away’, with over 7 million tourists visiting the sandy hamlet annually.  However, let the cell phone towers fool you not, the “old world shadows hang heavy in the air”, and if you listen very carefully, you can hear author Clara Jane Hallet--an outspoken, witty, and independent writer who spent nearly here entire life in the Ocean Street home where she was born.

During the 1940’s, at the height of World War II, she wrote as an elderly women, “…we had no telephones, no automobiles, busses, or taxis, no mail delivery, no green vegetables in winter, no steam-heated houses, no movies, and no bathrooms…bath tubs were almost unknown.  But somehow we lived and thrived and found happiness.  We had camp meetings in summer, picnics, sailing parties, rides on the steam cars, dances and plays in the old Masonic Hall, lectures, old folks concerts, singing schools, spelling bees, buggy rides, sleigh rides….We knew every one and they knew us.  We had neighbors and friends always coming and going and we did not expect as much of life as people do today.”

The connection with people, animals and the Wilderness itself permeates this most unique town, the hub of Cape Cod.  Giant Duck boats now cruise people up Main Street and back down South Street, with the constant flow of interested souls bringing richness and diversity to a land the could never have dreamed it would SEA so many different walks of life.  Each living the very best they can for what they has been afforded in said life.

May you come on down and visit US soon here, historic Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, USA, 20601...  We will, as always–

“Leave the lights on... because it might be nighttime when I’m on my way home”…

Have a great day!  (pictures by the late, great Roland Marsan of Osteville).

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

May 18, 2015

I LOVE YOU!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:27 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun, surf and sky of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, calm, temperate, delightful island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on yet another incredible Spring day here on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s)–Monday, the 18th day of May, 2015–and I bid you and yours a fine and fair adieu.

Looking above, one can walk the plank, I mean the ‘docks’ and peruse some of the local art work at Bismore Park, perhaps finding that perfect something for that special someone in your life.  Nothing on planet earth screams “I love you” more that this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the “Last Great Ice Age”.  An age, lest we forget, that proves Mother Nature is, and always will be, in charge.

When one turns on the TV, listens to the radio, watches a documentary, or any variation of delving into the vast pools of KNOWLEDGE out there in this 21st Century, one may get discouraged, disheartened, lo disheveled and despairing for this world we are giving to our children and grand children.  However, there is a reason for all of this.  A great shift in human consciousness is occurring right NOW on this planet and it is as undeniable as the warming of the earth’s temperature.

In his book, “A New Earth“, New York Times bestselling author Eckhart Tolle speaks of this at great length.  He took his inspiration for the title from a Bible prophesy ‘that seems more applicable now than in any time in human history’.

“It (the prophesy), occurs in both the Old and the New Testament and speaks of the collapse of the existing world order and the arising of ‘a new heaven and a new earth’.  We need to understand here that heaven is not a location but refers to the inner realm of consciousness.  This is the esoteric meaning of the word, and this is also its meaning in the teachings of Jesus. Earth, on the other hand, is the outer manifestation in form, which is always a reflection of the inner.  Collective human consciousness and life on our planet are intrinsically connected.  “A new heaven” is the emergence of a transformed state of human consciousness, and “a new earth” is its reflection in the physical realm. Since human life and human consciousness are intrinsically one with the life on the planet, as the old consciousness dissolves, there are bound to be synchronistic geographic and climatic natural upheavals in many parts of the planet, some of which we are already witnessing…”.

Of course, if you are watching FOX “news” on a daily basis, I’m afraid you are just putting more and more garbage in your consciousness that may, or may not have been hijacked by the current ‘powers that be’, hence your big problem–a wicked case of STOCKHOLM SYNDROME (please Google definition)! And like a computer…garbage in–garbage OUT!

WAKE UP AMERICA!

Time to take the trash out, eh?

May 17, 2015

“Ooops”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 9:41 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, calm, warm, gosh darn near perfect island of Nantucket! Great to be with you. A stunning day on Cape, this 17th day of May, 2015, Sunday, as the tourists flock in from points as far away as New Zealand, China and Timbuktu.  We all are grateful for their presence, bringing this little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the “Last Great Ice Age” back to life once again, after the long, cold and dark winter…

Even though I am not ‘from around these here parts’, an original ‘wash ashore’ as the locals like to call my kind, one might assume a writer would know when the 29th annual “Figawi” sailboat race from Hyannis to Nantucket takes place.  The cameras were all set up yesterday bright and early at Kalmus Beach but alas, there were no boats.  Figawi is Memorial Day week end.  In the immortal words of Rick Perry–the maple syrup lovin’ Senator hailing from the great state of Texas(R),

“…Ooops”.

Please do not let this slip up undermine your confidence in Sea Cape Cod.

My apologies for stretching the truth on occasion; or just for being just a little ahead of ‘my time’.  WE all know that the daily sin committed against our one and only ‘home’ for the moment cannot be sustained for very much longer.  There is still a chance, albeit a small one, to save not only this planet, but this little 239 year old experiment (democracy with that little letter ‘d’) called “The United States of America”. A country, lest we forget, that was birthed because it bucked the concept and consequences of a MONARCHY.

What do you think is going on in Washington D.C. at this very instant?

Exactly.

Have a beautiful Sunday folks!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

May 15, 2015

Bird Bath

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:48 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the partly cloudy, seasonal island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this 15th day of May, 2015, coming to you LIVE from the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), the town all a buzz with “Figawi” sail boat race (Hyannis to Nantucket–all classes sailing roughly 27 nautical miles south/southeast), taking place tomorrow.  Sea Cape Cod will be there to cover it, so with a little help from above, we will ship a few nautical images your way, perhaps inspiring you to come on down and visit this historic birthplace of our young 239 year old democracy with that little letter ‘d’ (or is that just a figment of our collective brainwashed consciousness at this “juncture”?)! We will, as always, leave the LIGHT on for “ya”!

Sustainability & Efficiency are two vital traits early settlers had to come to grips with in the early 1600’s.  A ‘time’ one can visit right now here on Cape, when pilgrims actually landed in Chatham (Coast Guard Beach) from England.  These brave and decent “Puritans” as they were known then, were a devout group that made friends with the indigenous peoples such as the Wampanoag; a group that showed these starving refugees how to use fish to fertilize the soil–porous, sandy soil–thus producing the sustenance needed to get through another harsh New England winter.

There was no need for ‘greed’, for there was enough for everybody, as the Indians taught the white man the way to live off of the land was to become friends with it, lo, be one with it!  For they felt they truly belonged to the land, thus, the need to preserve and protect it.  No matter what.

Yanno is what the Wampanoag called the land known today as Cape Cod.  “Nantucket” is Wampanoag as well; defined as “far away island”.  Even 370 years ago, our early ancestors (some of US), knew that it was wise–PRUDENT–to heed the call of the Wampanoag; a call that ever included a great reverence for the land, sea, and air.  There was no waste, or profit models, nor craven insanity any kind.  In fact, if that sort of behavior arose, it was considered a mental illness and was treated as such.

Today, those true values-conservative values–are long gone.  It is a dog eat dog world that cares nothing for the grace that a higher intelligence bestowed upon thee, thou and we. The ever growing gap between those who can eat and those who starve is becoming too much for even those in the .001 percentile.  I should say that it is a poor man indeed who cannot give a blessing.  Even one to his own home…

PLANET EARTH.

Have a nice week end.

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

May 12, 2015

“Another bowl of GMO sir?”

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:15 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the showery, turbulent, humid island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this 12th day of May, 2015, a Tuesday to be sure, as the weather on this little sand bar created by that “Last Great Ice Age” 11,500 years ago turns towards the season of summer, with temperatures hitting perhaps 65 degrees today.  A far cry from the 1 degree Fahrenheit reading we ALL were experiencing only a few short months ago, at least those of US on the east coast.  Spring does certainly hope eternally (’hope springs eternal’ too), or is it we that eternally hope for Spring?  I don’t know, I never did the math.  I am just grateful I get to take a walk after writing this short commentary on the sad state of the world today, a story I am sure you dear reader, are all too familiar with.  Yes, taking a walk across the green, green grass of Azelton Park, overlooking Hyannis Harbor, ‘gateway to the sea’, heading south down Ocean Street, past the John F. Kennedy Memorial (a must SEA!), arriving only a couple of football fields to wide open Nantucket Sound, or, (a beach that is famous for wind surfing, kite surfing or just watching all of the yachts, ferries, and other nautical vessels) what the “locals” call Kalmus Beach–a Barnstable town beach like Dowses Beach (Osterville), walking the mysterious, wide open sandy places that only you can find.  Watery places to wit our 35th U.S. President Jack Kennedy once said of said waters in Newport, Rhode Island in September 1962, a ‘fine wine dinner party’ before the America’s Cup races–

“…All of us have in our veins the exact percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.  We are tied to the ocean.  And when we go back to the sea–whether it is to sail it, or to watch it–we are going back from whence we came.” JFK

Indeed.

Here’s another quote from a film, well a horror documentary if you will, let’s go to the video tape!  I will wager a bet that you don’t know where it came from.  Well, I am not really a betting man so I recsind the offer.  However, I am willing to simonize your car.

“Americans on the bottom rung, such as ‘the Whitehall study’ in Great Britain a few years back, brings economic (work/stress/health) reality to light, confirming that there is a social distribution of disease as you go from the top of the latter to the bottom.  For example, those at said bottom rung have a four fold increase of heart disease based mortality than those on higher rungs.  And this problem exists irrespective of health care.  Lower social status?  Worse health.  This phenomenon could be termed as psychosocial stress and it is at the foundation of the greatest social distortions plaguing our society today.  It’s cause?  The monetary-market system.”

“Make no mistake, the greatest destroyer of ecology, the greatest source of waste, depletion and pollution.  The greatest purveyor of violence and war, crime, poverty, animal abuse and inhumanity.  The greatest generator of social and personal neurosis, mental disorders, depression and anxiety.  Not to mention, the greatest source of social paralysis.”

“Stopping us from moving into new methodologies, personal health, global sustainability, and progression on this planet.  It is not some corrupt government or legislation.  It’s not some rogue corporation or banking cartel.  Not some flaw of human nature, and not some secret hidden cabal that control$ the world.  It is, in fact, the socioeconomic system itself at it’s very foundation.”    (”Zeitgeist: moving forward”–an independent film–circa 2011)

“I say sir, would you care for another GMO?”

“Are you insane man, all of my products contain various amounts of the pesticide “Round-up” in them, thus, I am not sure how safe they really are…, seeing we only did a three month test (with lab rats), finding nothing of course, but then that French scientist did the same test and the rats all got cancer…, but who cares, am I right?  What the stupid, ill informed American public doesn’t know won’t hurt them.  Or will it?  (laughter).  I mean, we now have 80 percent of the grocery stores content with invisible GMO’s within said products, plus we are beginning to own more and more land, world wide, owning more LIFE, as we own the seeds that carry life to this miserable human race.  Why heck fire Jeeves, pass me one of those (pick any breakfast cereal made in America today), boxes of Lucky Charms, yes sir, we are going to have US some GMO today, by gosh by golly!  In fact, pass me that milk you bought at the peasant store the other day, yes, this has plenty of GMO in it too, because the cows we use eat the corn meal that contains high doses of the stuff, that may, or may not be killing our children. It is, at the very least, making them obese and vulnerable to all kinds of diseases.  F ‘em if they can’t take a joke.  The only thing that matters is that we are making money for the shareholders and of course, ME!”

“Well played sir, well played.  I take it you will not really be wanting that GMO laced bowl of Lucky Charms?”

“Of course not, are you insane?  Plus, I already have all the LUCK I need, it’s called the U.S. Congress and by 2016, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue…”

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

May 11, 2015

Feeding Frenzy 2.0

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:40 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sometimes foggy, sometimes sunny island of Nantucket! With the wind really whipping up the sails today–this Monday, May 11, 2015, AHOY!–I bid you and yours a fine and fair adieu.  Hope the weather has not ripped your roof off!

It is an honor to communicate with whoever may be tuning in all throughout this big, beautiful world Sea Cape Cod may be reaching, for this work is merely a reflection, a ‘message in a bottle’ as it were.  The images deserve all the credit.  The old saying is true, “…a picture is worth a thousand words.”

I admire the folks in the American media in this early part of the 21st Century (and Hollywood at present).  For it must be daunting to go to work day in and day out, and (lest we forget), “at the end of said day”, knowing you have to get up at 4 a.m., again, covering stories this lovely, newly rigged and powerful “compassionate” Corporatocracy wishes you to cover, even if it runs rough shod over a personal moral compass.  Of course–as noted before going “cable-less”, hence no commercial interruptions and/or mind numbing political/religious/corporate propaganda–there are many exceptions to that rule; MSNBC anchors many fine journalists who know who they are and what they stand for, isn’t that right  Rachel Maddow of TRMS? God Bless you.

Yes, in the immortal words of the late, great Dudley Moore (also starring the epic Sir John Gielgud), who co-starred alongside the hilariously funny Liza Minnelli in the 1981 film “Arthur”–currently speaking to his butler “Hobsen” early this morning in the giant bathroom one may well place an aircraft carrier in…

“Do you know what I am going to do?”  No, I don’t. “I’m going to take a bath.”  I’ll alert the media… “Do you want to draw my bathwater Hobsen?”  It is what I live for. “Oh, stay with me for a moment Hobsen, you know how I hate to be alone…”  Yes indeed, bathing is a lonely business. “Except for fish”.  Excuse me, did you say except for fish? “Yes, I did, you see fish tend to bath together.  Although they do tend to eat one another. What are you thoughts on this Hobsen? (Hobsen gets up and lovingly taps Arthur on the head with a towel which makes Arthur laugh even harder…)

“A pitcher of Martinis?”

No thank you.

“If you don’t go and get them I will just have somebody else do it for me.”

I’ll get them.

Remember, reality is you and it is also right outside of your window.  Not “them”.  TV is an illusion.  Your life is just as valuable as is our friend Arthur’s. Whom I love.  He never had any designs on the Executive.

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

May 10, 2015

Happy Mothers Day!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 1:27 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the lovely, albeit fogged in, island of Nantucket. Happy Mother’s Day to ALL mothers in the world, may your day be one of peace, love and joy.  And to my own mom, may you know how much your love means to me.  Thank you.  I love you.

Where would the world be without mothers?

May we never have to find out.

For it is mothers who guide, protect, nurture.  Bringing Love into the equation with some luck, the most powerful force in the universe.

Without that love, the world is a cold and foreign place, devoid of human touch and the slightest hint of that most potent flow of energy that, upon becoming fully aware, transcends, bearing the fact that love is all one really needs on this planet, forgoing the lesser angels of man, indeed forging a new path that nurtures and protects the whole just like our mothers provided in our youth…

Have a beautiful day!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS!  Peace~M

May 7, 2015

Higher Angels

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 8:57 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the golden sun laden, calm, spectacularly beautiful island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this 7th day of May, 2015, another glorious Spring day here on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), with temperatures in the mid-sixties and a light breeze of 10-15 knots, gently blowing in from the sea…

“Its past has failed. Be glad that it is gone within your mind, to darken what is there.  Take not the form for content, for the form is but a means for content.  And the frame is but a means to hold the picture up, so that it can be seen.  A frame that hides the picture has no purpose.  It cannot be a frame if it is what you see.  Without the picture is the frame without its meaning.  Its purpose is to set the picture off, and not itself.”  (”A Course in Miracles”, page 521)

This passage sums it up when describing American politics today, early on in this 21st Century.  The purpose of the Congress is to be that frame, holding dear the words written down by the men who built this country’s political framework 239 years ago; declaring independence from an economic tyrant by the name of King George III of England.  However, because our economy has been hijacked by special interests, driven by insatiable greed–via the highest court in the land as well as both houses of Congress–with many Democrats falling to the ‘New World Order’ as well, the notion that the “picture”, i.e. 300 million people, will stay relevant in the coming years is anyone’s guess.  But as this great ‘man’ once said, that picture of very real, living, breathing children of God is the whole point of this little experiment and without that, this “almighty’ frame”, with all of it’s pomp and circumstance, will, ‘at the end of the day’, be the one to become irrelevant.

California could run out of water soon, while the Republican party is worried about more tax breaks for those lucky enough to live at 740 Park Avenue, New York, New York.   WE, as a free and democratic people have the POWER to change this world.  In the immortal words of Ed Schultz,

“…let’s get to work!”

May 6, 2015

Graceland

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 11:58 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, cool island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Wednesday morning–this sixth day of May, 2015– comfortably seasonal day so far out on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), as the little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by ‘the Last Great Ice Age’ continues to put the finishing touches on a very popular summer destination, i.e. painting, pruning, prognosticating?, anticipating quite the summer ahead–AHOY!

For example, one could take in a whale watch, such as in the original out of Barnstable Harbor. One will venture out into the Cape Cod Bay, sailing north, destination, the Stellwagen Bank!  A protected marine area roughly fifty nautical miles (due northeast), of Provincetown, the very tip of the Cape as it were.  This rich plankton filled gold mine is the feeding area to many species of whale, dolphin, seagull, and other sea creature, all gorging on natures bounty, a bounty we all should be interested in preserving…

Giant, gentle souls more intelligent than man, migrating from deep in the Caribbean sea, from whence they mate, the Great Humpback Whale gracefully makes the trip North every Spring, ever protecting her calf, guiding her along to have her first real meal.

Yes, a meal.  As our friends on the right side of the aisle play with Social Security and other social programs as a ‘means’ to meet an ‘end’, i.e. more tax breaks for BILLIONAIRES!, it is HIGH time someone stand up and say ENOUGH is ENOUGH!  It is bad enough the entire system is rigged, this fabulous monetary-ism that has created a Corporatocracy (translation--rule by the wealthy), but to go after seniors via a 20 percent cut so that Mr. Koch can see more ‘black’, is simply not right.

OUR great Senator from this great state of Massachusetts held a ‘town hall’ via phone yesterday and I was honored to be a part of it.  Senator Elizabeth Warren (D–MA), is a rock star, as she, in plain and understandable ENGLISH, spells out what is really wrong with our current system of governance, and has plenty of common sense solutions to solve said problems, problems mostly due to outdated, unethical, UN-American, outrageous, and quite frankly criminal policies that have been perpetrated for the past three and a half decades on an unsuspecting American citizenry everyday.

It is clear that if more politicians such as Ms. Warren populated our great halls of governance, this country would do a 180 in less time than it takes for one to tie one’s shoes.

Have a pleasant day…

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

May 4, 2015

Self Preservation?

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 12:32 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, temperate, calm, gorgeous island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Monday morning, the 4th day of May, 2015, a beautiful Spring day at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), readying the ship for the warm, famous Cape summer to come, plenty of ‘time’ to make reservations, but hurry, I believe that the secret of this most amazing spot has been revealed, so book now, or forever hold your peace!

Dipping  back into the pool of reality, here on this little blue rock we all share called EARTH, I stumbled across a movie that I had never seen before.  Two really, one a follow up to the first. I defy you to discover where these quotes are coming from.  You see, not all is what is seems on the surface of the ocean as it were. Those desert like endless seven seas of waves, weather and wind serve the mask what is below said surface and it is only those who dive deep who ultimately find the truth.  The TRUTH as to what is really going on in this turbulent world we are all experiencing collectively even if we don’t know we are all ONE.

“The most fundamental characteristic of our social institutions is the necessity of self-preservation.  Whether dealing with a corporation, a government or a religion, the foremost interest is to preserve the institution itself.  For example, the last thing an oil company would ever want is the utilization of energy that is out of it’s control.  Because it makes that company less relevant to society.”

“They must find it difficult…Those who have taken authority as the truth. Rather than truth as the authority.

“An extraterrestrial visitor examining the differences among human societies would find those differences trivial compared to the similarities.  Our lives, our past and our future are tied to the sun, the moon and the stars…We humans have seen the atoms which constitute all of nature and the forces that sculpted this work…and we, who embody the soul eyes and ears and thoughts and feelings of the cosmos, have begun to wonder about it’s origins…  Star stuff contemplating the stars, organized collections of ten billion, billion, billion atoms, contemplating the evolution of nature, tracing that long path by which it arrived at  consciousness here on planet earth… Our loyalties are to the species and to the planet. Our obligation to survive and flourish is owed not just to ourselves, but also to that cosmos ancient and vast from which we all spring.  We are a species.  We are star stuff harvesting star light.”

Carl Sagan 1934-1996

Still don’t know?

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” J. Krishnamurti

How about this one…

“Slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of laborers, while the European plan…is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages. This can be done by controlling the money. It will not do to allow the “Greenback” (Google said word + Abraham Lincoln)…we cannot control that.”

The Hazard Circular

Still nothing?

Go back to the days of Andrew Jackson for a moment, the 7th President of thesw here United States of America, a country, lest we forget, that championed the people over profit in the beginning. For it all started with King George III of England, demanding the colonists use the Central Bank of England, whereupon the power that be at that moment in ‘time’ could control labor as is the European model suggests.

Thus, we come to the early 19th Century and U.S. President Andrew Jackson, who struck down the notion of a national bank for he knew that if powerful, monied (banks) interests were to gain that foothold of perpetual debt, i.e. creating money (=debt), by loaning it out (9X principal), thus placing a heavy burden upon the American people, they would eventually become economic slaves to a inherently corrupt system– the monetary system itself.

In the system we currently have, one that is clearly not sustainable or efficient over the long haul, yes, with this current system we have, inflation is a constant. For the fact of the matter is the banks really control that whole system now.  Jackson’s efforts to keep big banks out of American politics eventually failed, for in 1913 the Federal Reserve Bank was established to do just that; create money out of debt. The application of interest however, becoming the most insidious aspect of this sad tale.  New money is always needed to help cover the perpetual deficit built into the system.  Caused by the need to pay interest. What this also means is that bankruptcy are literally built into said system, and there will always be poor pockets in society that get the short end of the stick.  Truly transferring wealth from the individual to the banks.

Gotta love that ‘fractional reserve practice’ you betcha!  What’s a fractional reserve practice?

“Only God can create value out of nothing”.

The fractional reserve policy perpetuated by the Federal Reserve, which has spread in practice to the great majority of banks in the world, is in fact a system of modern slavery.  Think about it, money is created (X9) out of debt and what do people do when they are in debt?  They submit to employment to pay it off. But if money can only be created out of loans, how can society ever be debt free like it was in 1834 with our great friend Mr. Jackson?  It can’t and that’s the point.

So one must ask, who am I really working for?

The BANKS!

That’s right folks, economic slavery. Just like it was back in the days of ‘yore, when that old rascal Paul Revere was, what was that Sarah P.?  Riding his horse throughout the land, firing off his gun, lightin’ up those gas lamps while warnin’ all that them British are coming, them British are coming?  The reason that brave American Revolutionary War was fought in the first place was to rid it’s people of economic slavery. And debt is the weapon used to enslave societies.  Interest is it’s primary ammunition.

The vast majority of people in this world have no idea this is going on.  The World Bank and the the International Monetary Fund, are both examples of this world domination over “the employee” working for peanuts while the elite keep raking it in (unprecedented growth of 278 percent; a ‘wage’ increase for the top–beginning in 1978–while the bottom 90 percent have seen wages remain completely stagnant).  “Making money” in a corrupt, morally bankrupt system of ‘revolving door debt’.

“There are two ways to conquer a nation.  One is by the sword, the other is by debt“.   John Adams 1735-1826

This emerging all powerful “Corporatocracy” is the one calling the shots presently.  For “they” control the media, advertising and our politicians because they finance them through their campaigns, either through their corporations or personal contributions that come out of their corporations.  They’re not elected, they don’t serve a limited term.  They don’t report to anyone.  At the very top of this entity, you really can’t tell if they are working for a corporation or the government, because they’re always moving back and forth.  I mean you’ve got a guy who is the president of a big construction company (Halliburton), and the next moment he’s Vice President of the United States (Dick Cheney); or a president who is in the oil business (George W. Bush).

In a way, our government is invisible, and it’s policies are carried out by corporations on one level or another and then again, the policies are forged by the corporations, and then presented (see A.L.E.C.), to the government, and then become government policies.

“So it’s an incredibly cozy relationship…”

This isn’t a conspiracy kind of thing.  These guys don’t have get together; plot to do things.  They’re all basically working under one primary assumption.  And that is to maximize profits regardless of the social and environmental costs.

This process of manipulation by the Corporatocracy through the use (abuse) of debt, bribery and political overthrow, is called “globalization”.

Just as the Federal Reserve keeps the American public in a position of indentured servitude through perpetual debt, inflation and interest, the World Bank and the IMF serve this role on a global scale. The basic scam is simple:  put a country in debt, either by it’s own indiscretion or through corrupting the leader of said country, then impose “conditionalities”, or “structural adjustment policies”, often consisting of the following…

Currency devaluation. When the value of currency drops, so does everything valued in it.  This makes indigenous resources available the predatory countries at a fraction of their worth.

Large funding cuts for social programs.   These usually include education and health care, compromising the integrity and health of a society.  Leaving the public vulnerable to exploitation.

Privatization of state owned enterprises. This means that socially important systems can be purchased and regulated by foreign corporations for profit.

Trade Liberalization. Or the opening up of the economy through removing any restrictions on foreign trade.   This allows for a number of abusive economic manifestations.  (please Google controversial “TPP”). Such as trans-national corporations bringing in their own mass produced products (i.e. China?), cutting the indigenous (US?), production and ruining local economies.

Inhumane Sweat Shops. Rampant horrible conditions where most high end American apparel is made.

Additionally, due to production deregulation, environmental destruction is perpetual. As a country’s resources are often exploited by indifferent corporations, while outputting large amounts of deliberate (please Google Ecuador + Chevron; oil giant buying “Texaco”, who, in order to save money, poured 9 times the Exxon Valdeez Alaska spill into the prestige Amazon Rain Forest–on purpose; to save money–destroying much of Ecuador’s country and overall economy, perhaps forever…), pollution.

Taken cumulatively, the integration of the world as a whole, particularly in terms of economic growth, globalization and the mythic “qualities” of the free market, capitalism represents a veritable “empire” in it’s own right…  Few have been able to escape the ’structural adjustments’ and ‘conditionalities‘ of the World Bank (US), the IMF or the arbitration’s of the World Trade Organization.

Jim Garrison, President; ‘State of the World’ world forum, said recently, “…those international financial institutions that, however inadequate, still determine what economic globalization means…  Such is the power of globalization that within our lifetime we are likely to see the integration, even if unevenly, of all national economies in the world into a single global free market system.”

The world is being taken over by a handful of business powers, who dominate the natural resources we need to live, while controlling the money we need to retain these sources.  The end result will be world monopoly.  Based not on human life, but on financial and corporate power.

And, as the inequality grows, naturally more people are becoming desperate.

“Greed and Competition are not the result of immutable human temperament…greed and fear of scarcity are in fact being created and amplified, the direct consequence is that we have to fight each other in order to survive.”        –Bernard Lietaer–       Founder of the EU currency system

Fasc-ism, Social-ism, Capital-ism, Commun-ism=money & labor (all monetary systems are the same)

Communist China is no less capitalistic than the United States.  The only difference is the degree by which the state influences an enterprise.  The reality is that monetary-ism, so to speak, is the true mechanism that guides all interests on the planet.  The most dominant variation of this monatary-ism is the free market system.  The fundamental perspective as put forth by early free-market economists like Adam Smith, is that self-interest and competition leads to social prosperity as the act of competition adds incentive, which motivates people to persevere.  However, what is not talked about is how a competition based economy invariably leads to strategic corruption, power and wealth consolidation, social stratification, technological paralysis, labor abuse and ultimately, a covert form of government dictatorship by the rich elite.

The word corruption is normally defined as moral perversion; depravity.  If a company dumps toxic waste into the ocean to save money, most people recognize this as corrupt behavior.  Because after all, be it dumping toxic waste, having a monopoly enterprise, or downsizing the work force; the motive it the same–PROFIT!

They are all degrees of the same self serving mechanism.  Which always puts the well being of people second to monetary gain.

Therefore, corruption is not some by-product of monatary-ism. It is at it’s very foundation.  And while most people acknowledge this on one level or another, the majority remain naive as to the broad ramifications of having such a selfish mechanism as the guiding mentality in society.

“We can either have a democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of the few, but we can’t have both.” Supreme Court Justice–Louis Brandeis

In 1913, when the “FED” began, a dollar would buy whatever it would.  But for whatever that dollar bought then, it would take $21 and 6 tenths of one to purchase the same item.  Thus, since the onset of the Federal Reserve Bank, the United States dollar has been ‘DE-valued’ to the tune of 96 percent in that 102 year period.

“Leaders in Washington D.C. should be at the forefront of technology.  The forefront of human studies.  The forefront of crime.  All the factors that shape human behavior.  You don’t have to write your congressman.  What kind of people are appointed to that job?  The question these congressmen should ask is not ‘how much does the project cost, but do we have the resources?” Jacques Fresco

Indeed, is it ‘high efficiency’ and what of it’s ’sustainability?’

Nothing produced in our profit based society is even remotely sustainable or efficient.  If it was, there wouldn’t be a multimillion dollar service industry for automobiles.  Nor would the average life span of most electronics be less than three months before they are obsolete.  Is it abundance?  Absolutely not, based on the law of ’supply and demand’ more is not always better.  More supply, less demand and thus, less profit. The fact is, efficiency and sustainability are enemies of profit.  To put it another way, it is scarcity that increases profits; not abundance in the slightest.

What is scarcity?  Based on keeping products (e.g. oil), “valuable”; thus, slowing production of said oil, only raises prices. Scarcity=Profit. Sustainability and abundance cannot co-exist with profit; those virtues go against the very nature of the structure.  Therefore, it is impossible to have a world without war or poverty.  It is impossible to continually advance technology to it’s most efficient and productive states.  And most dramatically, it is impossible to expect human beings to behave in truly ethical or decent ways.

U.S. President Andrew Jackson once said, “…the bold efforts the present bank (a former U.S. central bank), has made to control government…are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution, or the establishment of another like it.”  circa 1835

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This great nation and her people must address these issues soon, for the sustainability and efficiency (not to mention precious finite resources), of the one home we have at present–namely planet earth–cannot be ignored for much longer.  Like a vicious creditor, MOTHER NATURE will have the final word.

Have a great week ahead!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS!  Peace~M


May 1, 2015

Vermont Strong!

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 11:23 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the cloudy, raw island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Friday morning–the 1st day of May, 2015–Happy May Day!  A rather cool one out on the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s), a good day to paint the living room and get ready for the warmer weather to come…

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I) has made his announcement that he is running for president, and I am sure it will come as a shock to anyone who follows Sea Cape Cod that we endorse him full throttle.  The fact that this very good man has dared to bring up income inequality, serving a system that is unsustainable (i.e.,the top 1 percent owning more than the bottom 90%), for much longer in this nation speaks volumes and will propel the conversation that has been long overdue.  A man whose top campaign contribution topped the 50,000 dollar mark via a mechanics union, thus proving he is not in bed with Wall Street money.  A man whose vision of investing a trillion dollars in OUR nation’s infrastructure–creating 13 million new jobs, lowering emissions, improving the overall economy, thwarting calamity and connecting the country in a more intimate way–opens up ones eyes to the possibilities of real change.  For example, breaking up the big banks, while reinstating the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act (signed into law by then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt), effectively eliminating all unnecessary risk every day Americans take daily in their 401(k)’s, thus forcing Wall Street to be accountable once again–accountable their actions.

The days of big bail outs are over!

Yes, here is a man who really cares about all of US; not just those at the top.  Most of whom got there not with ‘hard work and playing by the rules’, no sir!   They reached that pinnacle–laden with money–the old fashioned way; they inherited it…

So as we learn more about Freddie Gray’s killer/killers’ coming indictment–God be with the people of Baltimore– chew on this for a moment.  Can the status quo of stagnant wages since the first days of President Ronald Reagan and the lack of opportunity continue in a free and fair democracy with that little letter ‘d’?

Can it?

Have a great week end folks!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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