Do What The Robot Says

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The rise and rise of the consumer zombie apocalypse

Mindlessly sleepwalking, texting and screen-swiping through the city-streets

From left to right, in dumbed-down, eyes-to-the-ground, automation

A brain-dead-lack of independent thinking

Pre-programmed avoidance conditioning

With an absence of common greetings, such as; ‘Hello’ and ‘Good morning’

A singular, lack of sympathetic, or empathetic acknowledgment of other human beings

Resulting in an epidemic of narcissism, that’s hardwired-in

No choice now but to swallow the smart-sim pill

To give away one’s power and abdicate all free will

To become another blue dot in the GPS matrix

Trapped inside-the-box, with all the other clones and non-descript profile-pics

Caged in a wall-less prison of barcodes, passcodes, and ‘QR Codes’

Caught in the crossfire of the compulsory upgrade download

Every hour, on the hour, half past the hour

Bowing on ones knees to the corporate Mecca

Oh Hail! Oh Hail! Seduced by the god of strategic product placement and the religion of subliminal advertising

Another cog in the machine of aspirational lifestyle desire and consumerism

Complicit in the capitalist pursuit of en-mass homogenisation

A world-wide osmosis of ‘bland’ and ‘same’

At the expense of environmental annihilation and plundering

Hoodwinked into relinquishing all responsibility

A soulless, loveless, absence of integrity

Towards ecological-sustainability and the community

Pulverised into oblivion

I’m alright Jack! Get your own comfort-zone

And if/when you do, then I’ll be back to undermine and humiliate you

To justify my taking it all away from you

Even if we share the same DNA, or went to the same school, OK

Apparently all’s fair in the world of ones and zero’s

And the nine to five, tick-tock, tick-tock!

And the loopholes in the microscopic small print

And the disclaimer in the extremely long T’s & C’s (that no one ever reads)

Just click ‘Agree’, download the App, and BUY NOW! Click! Click! Click!

Now! Now! Now! Yesterday! On the double-quick! Quick! Quick!

The sooner we can shaft you with a ‘Continuous Payment Authority’ on the sly

Just fill out the form, tick the check-box and apply

More credit, more loans, more interest-free

More repossessed homes and hi-jacked property

Because you must do what society says in order to be ‘happy’

You must have ‘more’ don’t you know? And you must believe what the newspapers say

In order to be a good citizen

So run along now and be a good little human

And do exactly what the robot says, even if it’s morally and spiritually reprehensible, or even criminal

Be a good little robot and do what the program says

Just like all the other robots out there who-once-were-good-people

Who forgot what their dreams were in the harsh light of day

Who stopped believing that their dreams might just be possible

And can’t even remember who they once were all those years ago, anyway

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Cat Catalyst © iPoem Ltd 2016

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Commissioned by ‘Beyond The Clones’ for their forthcoming EP
https://www.facebook.com/Beyondtheclones/

Island Mentality

not yours

God help you if men find you sexy

At least I’m not in Egypt, or India, or a Muslim country

Even when Western guys are assholes I still give thanks that I live in Britain

And that they’re not steeped in pre-biblical traditionalism

That I wasn’t given away after my first period, to a strange family to begin breeding, cooking and cleaning

For people I’d never met before, without my permission

And so in my naive brain-washed ignorance from the media my worry is that with allowing so many uneducated eastern-immigrant and third-world countrymen into Britain

Without some kind of social and cultural integration, or decompression, a heads up regarding the celebration

Of the emancipation and protection for women already domiciled in the United Kingdom

That they may bring with them limited beliefs and a disregard for women, as lowly subservient, second-class citizens

Whom in their mind’s eye amount to nothing more than an object, or a possession

Bound by loyalty to centuries-old religious doctrines and cultural traditions, that without the proper preparation, or adjustment, that we as a nation risk application, maybe even transgression

Unless an awareness of feminism is acquired, an understanding that a deep respect for the independence and equality of all females, is already well established in Great Britain

  • feminism
  • ˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/
    noun
    noun: feminism
    1. the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
      synonyms: the women’s movement, the feminist movement, women’s liberation, female emancipation, women’s rights; More

       
  • Origin, late 19th century: from French féminisme
gender equal opportunity or representation

The Truth About Feminism – Gender equal opportunity and representation – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janelle-ann-mccarthy/feminism-exposed_b_6781340.html

For as a nation we’ve come so far since the days of: Benny Hill and Carry On Camping‘ 

Of not being allowed to wear trousers to school, or having to learn home economics, with shorthand and typing

Now women have ‘equal opportunity‘ to be who they want to be

The equal right to an education and gainful employment

The right to drive a car, show ones face, wear a mini-skirt, drink a beer and choose ones own faith

The right to fall in love and make ones own partnership choices, and / or mistakes

The right to decide whether or not one wants to procreate

And also the right to say: “No! I’d rather have a career actually,

Than give my life over to bringing up a family”

And it has absolutely nothing to do with Race or Religion

race or religion

It’s to do with how a male-dominated society regards, or disregards women

How she regards or disregards herself, and whether one is in touch with one’s own honourable inner-gentleman

For when in England one is encouraged to behave like the proverbial English gentleman

Rather than the misogynist, sadist, controller, narcissist

One is taught to temper ones own ego, and not be seduced by advertising illusions, aesthetics, or the Hollywood innuendo

Or bound by prehistoric male-supremacist conditioning

For it’s all about respecting oneself enough to respect other people, including

‘Women and Children’

(As well as young people, the elderly, the disabled, the natural world and the animal kingdom)

Somehow, the East, West and European cultures have to re-establish a balance of communal union

Like yin and yang, a complimentary cooperation

Empowered individual nations with their own unique identities, operating as a collective

So that this blue dot in the middle of infinity, can function

As a whole planet, starting with unlimited access to education

For both boys and girls, all men and all women

To make better informed choices

So that women from under-developed countries, or dysfunctional families, can enter the work-place and support themselves without dependency upon a husband

Because do we really need even more new-born babies, when we already have so many displaced, unwanted or orphaned children

When by 2024 the world population is predicted to have reached 8 billion?

image by parabsarvesh

image by parabsarvesh

And for the first time, through the use of a "probabilistic" statistical method, the Science paper establishes a range of uncertainty around its central estimate-9.6 billion Earthlings in 2050, 10.9 billion by 2100. There's an 80 percent chance, the authors conclude, that the actual number of people in 2100 will be somewhere between 9.6 and 12.3 billion.

And for the first time, through the use of a “probabilistic” statistical method, the Science paper establishes a range of uncertainty around its central estimate-9.6 billion Earthlings in 2050, 10.9 billion by 2100. There’s an 80 percent chance, the authors conclude, that the actual number of people in 2100 will be somewhere between 9.6 and 12.3 billion.

What we need are free drop-in classes in English (the world’s Esperanto) and maths

Necessary for the daily influx of new people, and to bring everyone who may have missed out up to the same level

Because the common illusion is that Britain can go back to how it once was, when it was great, but Britain can never go back it can only move forwards

We can’t go back in time, to a time when there was less world-crisis, less war, and less diversity, for there is more now than ever before, and pretending it’s not out there wont make it go away

For only social inclusion can accommodate diversity

And only Peace is sustainable

And actually it’s all about taking responsibility

It is about connecting with an emotional intelligence that respects Nature and the Natural World, and all life, including women and children

social inclusion

For where we are now, is where we are now, it just is what it is

There is no going back to some nostalgic illusory memory, days of a former glory, we can only move forwards from here on in

And Britain is a tiny island, still clinging onto memories of an empire long gone

Still with no effective measures in place for expansion, or cultural and social integration

You’d think we’d have figured that out by now seeing as we have such a long history since Roman Times, of immigration

But we’ve reached ‘crunch point’ and we can’t really move forwards until such time we have a more progressive approach in place, that is humanitarian

A more integrated vision to assist World Peace

With more elevated thinkers in charge who can seek wise council

Without ulterior motive such as seeking financial gain, status-elevation, fame or control

Who are not singularly profit-orientated, but profit hand-in-hand with ecologically sustainable communities

Built on humanitarian values

Repairing the family unit

But alas, is unlikely while the country’s decisions are fear-based and greed-driven

And not while Britain is so busy dis-integrating its once unified kingdom

For fear separates and love unites

Today the UK no longer stands united with Scotland or Ireland

And Britain’s dis-united Kingdom, whose majority vote to leave the EU initiated the crash of the GB£ overnight

It took two World Wars and 71 years to build the European Union

And I’m wondering how Britain can still be Great?

Having fractured the concept of Unity overnight

Maybe it’s not too late? To redefine the meaning of unity beyond the boundaries of the European community

Use this as an opportunity to build global unity and turn ignorance around

Before the destablisation of the GB Pound drives our country into the ground

Britain is not a separate entity, no one country is, nor, no one person an island

Everything and everyone is interconnected, because separation is an illusion, a construct of the mind

We are still one blue planet in the middle of infinity and there’s nowhere else to go

This is ‘home‘, therefore ‘Unity Consciousness‘ is the only way forwards, individuals as a collective

Left hemisphere of the brain cooperating with the right hemisphere

Northern hemisphere of the globe cooperating with the Southern hemisphere

And I don’t really see how the planet’s global ecological issues can be resolved individually

Only collectively, as a Whole Earth, One Planet, spinning through time and space

The planet needs the united love and consideration of all her inhabitants to survive, otherwise no amount of referendums or exits are going to make a difference

And not unless the exploitation of the planet’s resources as a saleable commodity for profit and gain is a concept that is laid to rest

For eg: only ten to twenty thousand lions in the wild left!

What we should be doing is regarding the sustainability of Nature as the way forwards to invest, for without nature we are nothing!

And how is the disunion of Britain and the dissolution of the EU going to help the dwindling population of the Lions, and the Rhinos, or the elephants, or the Limas, and the bees, and all the other endangered species…

Plus the en-mass deforestation, at the rate of two football pitches per second, we lose an area the size of New Jersey every year, to consumerism, (all trees are agents of anti-pollution, a major source of oxygen, and their roots also lock in moisture into the land)

And what about the two plastic islands the size of Texas, known as The Great Pacific Garbage Patches, one for the West and one for the East?

  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific trash vortex, spans waters from the West Coast of North America to Japan. The patch is actually comprised of the Western Garbage Patch, located near Japan, and the Eastern Garbage Patch, located between the U.S. states of Hawaii and California.  
  • These areas of spinning debris are linked together by the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, located a few hundred kilometers north of Hawaii. This convergence zone is where warm water from the South Pacific meets up with cooler water from the Arctic. The zone acts like a highway that moves debris from one patch to another. 

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And the bottled water industries and water exports of natural underground water tables, (no clean drinking water by 2025):

  • It is commonly assumed that the world’s water supply is huge and infinite. This assumption is false. Available fresh water represents less than half of 1 percent of the world’s total water stock. The rest is sea water, or inaccessible in ice caps, ground water and soil. Crucially, this supply is finite.

water-pollution-facts

And fishless oceans by 2048, where fish mistake degraded plastic for planton to feed on, and also of which there are 500+ toxic ‘Deadzones’ caused by animal sewage from factory farms, (instead of closed-loop farms), piped directly into the sea (instead of being used as fertilizer on crops), where nothing can live or grow:

  • Overfishing, habitat loss, climate change (yes), and pollution are driving numbers of most species into a faster and faster decline.
  • Everything in the ocean plays a vital role – think of it like the greatest balancing act ever, and everything involved depends on everything else to stay in sync.
  • “A large and increasing proportion of our population lives close to the coast,” said Worm. “The loss of services such as flood control and waste detoxification can have disastrous consequences.” As creatures that walk on land, we need the ocean pretty damn badly. But, “if biodiversity continues to decline,” says Beaumont, “the marine environment will not be able to sustain our way of life. Indeed, it may not be able to sustain our lives at all.”

And a massive hole in the Ozone, of which methane pollution is more problematic than emissions from all transportation combined, which also lingers in the atmosphere for up to 150 yrs, etcetera, etc.

Climate experts say that the annual Antarctic ozone hole has expanded to a larger size compared to last year, but that it is no cause for panic Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Climate experts say that the annual Antarctic ozone hole has expanded to a larger size compared to last year, but that it is no cause for panic Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Not forgetting the space junk that’s colliding, exploding and falling to Earth, (no it wasn’t a comet)

  • All human-made space objects result from the near-5000 launches since the start of the space age. About 65% of the catalogued objects, however, originate from break-ups in orbit – more than 240 explosions – as well as fewer than 10 known collisions. Scientists estimate the total number of space debris objects in orbit to be around 29 000 for sizes larger than 10 cm, 670 000 larger than 1 cm, and more than 170 million larger than 1 mm.Any of these objects can cause harm to an operational satellite. For example, a collision with a 10 cm object would entail a catastrophic fragmentation of a typical satellite, a 1 cm object will most likely disable a spacecraft and penetrate the International Space Station shields, and a 1 mm object could destroy subsystems. Scientists generally agree that, for typical satellites, a collision with an energy-to-mass ratio exceeding 40 J/g would be catastrophic. Source – http://www.forbes.com/sites/jillianscudder/2016/01/06/astroquizzical-space-debris/#5cc7326f3ec6

space junk space-junk

While everyone is just worrying and thinking about themselves, as we steadily turn our beautiful Planet Earth, our Garden of Eden, into a living hell

All our nations including the UK, the USA and European countries have been built on corruption and lies, that’s nothing new but surely we have to work with the structures that are already in place to move forwards, simply restructure with new improved values, so that they work in a better more flexible way, rebuild them from the inside, bolting on each new section of the vision as one goes along

Think global not local

For when one votes from the perspective of ‘the self’ without taking into consideration the future of the collective, (ie) the whole nation, and how our nations effect other nations, and how everything is inter-connected just like the ecosystem, the unexpected and the unanticipated happens

Personally what I feel is needed are more active women in the community, who think and act like Jo Cox, from a humanitarian perspective, who live normal lives yet go the extra mile

It’s got nothing to do with lending one’s allegiance to a ‘Red’, ‘Green’ or ‘Blue’ party, competing just creates more division, it’s time now to try co-operation, and cross-party negotiation

Because it’s more to do with uniting one’s inner selves: (ie:) one’s internal dialogue, from a perspective of compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and tolerance, becoming whole on the inside, in order to contribute to the collective whole planet on the outside,making a difference by fulfilling one’s true purpose

Integrity begins from within

Just like Peace and Unity begins within one’s own cranium

 

The Solstice Project

INNER SUN

A sunny disposition radiates from deep inside one’s heart

Like a beautiful beaming ball of fire

Whose warmth can melt away a frown with a single smile

Impossible to take anything as personal

When one comes from an elevated position, place of unconditional love

Non-attached acceptance for all

Just like the Sun always shines, way-up high above the clouds

Heart-centered love is the rainbow’s kiss in the sky

That transforms the mundane, the monochrome-grey

Into colours that dance with laughter and joy

For ones inner-core is made from the same stuff as the Sun

We are the ‘Star-Dust Children’

Honnouring our Mother Earth, and Father Sun, daily

Shining in the gratitude of love made visible

For One Sun, One Earth, one perfect solar-system

Not forgetting the gift of life, being alive and human

One’s spiritual sunshine always begins from within

And emanates without, united in selfless compassion

For everything and everyone, as a pure self-reflection

Of One heart, One pulse, One love, One nation

A poem called: ‘Inner Sun’ – written by me, recorded and produced by Martyn Ware at Tile Yard Studios with music composed by Gabriel Ware, especially for Charlie Morrow’s Solstice Project 2016 – June 21st

Cat: Inner-Sun text: https://ipoem.co.uk/2016/04/29/inner-sun/
Audio poems 2007 – 2016: https://soundcloud.com/catcatalyst/sets/audiopoems
Martyn: illustriouscompany.co.uk/distinguishi…/martyn-ware
Charlie‘s Solstice Project: – www.solstice2016.com/

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Elixir of Love

My fears are not that I may cease to be

Rooted, steadfast, embodied in a world of physicality

And without fears too, for the deserted drying

Of heartfelt words, or inspiration

Forever drawn to all my time spent, in dedication

For no greater pleasure do I feel, may’st I apply

Whilst chained, imprisoned, in this dimension

My only freedom, flight of soul, needs must express

Such a deep felt love, for all humanity

A curious quest, I cannot explain

Impression’d on high from an invisible plane

So sublime, that poetic craft

Is not required; for metre, or to rhyme

Unless such craft imply, inject, ripened hearts

With the jewel of ‘inner meaning’

Inner truth infused with love

All pervading and genuine

Connecting precious principals beyond mere words

Which seek to make whole thus human kind

In complete align

So that intelligent insights into our complex universe

May penetrate not only the heart, but also the skin and the mind

Whereupon tinsel-gilded illusions

May fall away into nothingness

Instead replaced by a delicacy and a gentleness

A refinement of the senses

Through an indiscriminate understanding

That the elixir of love

Is wisdom plus integrity

And connects us all

To every single living being, or entity.

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‘Elixir of Love’ appears on page 150 of ‘Love is in the Air Vol 1’ published by Forward Poetry. Available from: forwardpoetry.co.uk

Liberty Moon

Capture By Hollywood Made Liberty Moon Fringe T-Shirt

Capture By Hollywood Made Liberty Moon Fringe T-Shirt

There’s still a lot of pressure from society upon women

The kind that prevents her from becoming 

Anything more than a ‘second-class citizen’ 

More than ‘the procurer of the genetic-lineage, in procreative-service’

More than a glamorous profile picture, wall-paper, calendar, screen-saver, accessory

More than carer, cook, au pair, affair, or nanny

Often the weight of relationship-responsibility 

Prevents one from fulfilling ones true-vocational destiny 

From uncovering that hidden, latent potential, deep within every individual

Denies the opportunity to discover and follow what that actually might be? 

And so it can become a bit-of-a-struggle

To balance relationship, kids, career, leisure, pleasure, ambition, and maybe also survival

Perhaps also a battle to fight for ones right to an education if ones family

Is not well-off, supportive or stable

Maybe one lives in or is from a Muslim or third world country?

Where one may suddenly find oneself given away as a child, or teenage bride

By ones own family

And so modern-day opportunities are put aside

Instead centuries of tradition, dogma, stigma or religious-doctrine

Is thrust upon, prevented from:

Falling in Love’ and following ones heart, for example

Limited by having ones life-path or life-partner pre-chosen

Designed to promote subservience, to know ones place, and fit in

Rather than being able to feel: ‘secure within ones own-skin

Through empowerment, bliss, and freedom

Disallowed from making ones own wrong-choices too

On the experiential path of self-knowledge, growth and understanding

From maturing, growing out of old illusions in ones own time, gracefully

For even now, in-this-day-and-age, there still persists a super-massive infringement of personal-Liberty

Even from other women 

 

Earth’s Prayer

The Garden of Eden - unknown artist

Our Mother/Father Planet, who art our heavenly garden

Sacred hallowed-ground be thy name

Thy ‘Kingdom of Eden’ become

Thy ‘Divine Will‘ be done

On Earth, as this also is ‘Heaven’

Whom giveth this day, and everyday, our daily bread

And whom forgiveth our trespasses, unconditionally

So that we may learn to forgive those, who trespass against us

And lead ourselves not into temptation

But deliver ourselves from our own greedy, narcissistic, addictive, insecure egos

For thine is the Kingdom of ‘One Love’

The power and the glory of one-world united in Gratitude

Forever and ever, Amen.

Align Right

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Artist’s Statement / Vision

I am an artist and a poet. My practice is about sharing personal truth, insight and revelation about the human experience inspired by life.

I attempt to do this through the written and spoken word, events and installation, multi-media, mixed media, and technology.

My objective is to extend an invitation to commit to the communication of wellbeing, self-love, inner-peace and connectivity, so that in the face of surmounting state austerity and corporate greed, where the quarterly profit margin is prioritised over and above family, community, human dignity and environmental sustainability, one can offer a healthy comparison.

This can be achieved by engaging in right-brain activities that reconnects an individual with a sense of innocence and play in order to rediscover and form new neurological pathways in the brain.

In this way, according to brain scientist: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor; one can choose to ‘step to the right of one’s left hemisphere’ at any given moment in time, in order to run the ‘deep inner-peace circuitry’ that is characteristic of the right hemisphere of the brain.

In the words of Thích Nhất Hạnh: ‘Peace is every step’ however, in order to walk a path of ‘mindfulness’ (ie: left and right hemispheres working together) one must keep challenging one’s concepts of self-identity (left hemisphere) within the context of the larger scheme of things (right hemisphere), to move beyond old limiting programming and divisive stereotypical-labels such as gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, salary, postcode, elitism, etc. to redefine the boundaries of ones inherited cultural and social roles.

This constitutes a hemispherical union that initiates self-love and facilitates it’s outer expression as compassion and humility.

This is the true sense of the co-joining, dovetailing union between Yin and Yang. For Yin and Yang is not something out there, these qualities exist within ones own cranium. It is the perpetual dance of duality and polarity within the self and within each other. Love is unity. Fear is the division of unity.

In order for humanity to evolve humanity must learn to engage and apply both sides of the brain equally. Not one to the exclusion of the other, but both, to integrate the perspective of the ‘I’ and the ‘I am’ as part of the ‘Whole’, the ‘We are’, and the: we are all here now and in this together.

This is also the reason for why humanity appears not to have evolved beyond the multiplicity of the ego, and appears to be making exactly the same mistakes related to power, greed, control, self-importance, conflict and war etc., as it was thousands of years ago, because humanity’s decision making process is still dominated by the same left-brained ego-mind that operates solely from a place of self-interest and instant, short-term gratification, without engaging the vision for a long-term communal best interest that is characteristic of the right-brain.

As soon as we choose to come online to embrace and integrate the sensory nature of the right hemisphere of the brain, to support and balance our left-brain thought processes, humankind will make monumental leaps and bounds forwards, discovering and developing a plethora of new, exciting and inspirational ways to cement a deeper sense of communal responsibility, committed to finding ecologically sustainable growth solutions whilst healing old grievances easily and effortlessly.

Author and spiritual teacher, Marianne Williamson says that: “Righteousness means ‘right use’ of the mind and the only right use of the mind is love”.

And so I propose that this is how one can begin making heart-supported choices, by engaging our right hemispheres of our brains, (the sensory, feeling, center that connects the heart, tempers the ego and is committed to communicating peace) to balance and support our logical, rational, thinking left-brain, (the ego-mind that offers the incessant internal dialogue that can often border upon the tyrannical) creating an inner-outer union, rather than tension.

This union between the hemispheres is the process of becoming fully conscious, where the ‘Off’ becomes an ‘On’ and where the ‘Zero’ becomes a ‘One’. This is also how consciousness can spread like a wildfire virus, where whole countries can become united over night, just like switching on an electric light. Align Right.

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Research

  • Dr Jill Bolte Taylor – My Stroke of Insight:
    A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (Published by Hachette UK, 2009)
  • Thích Nhất Hạnh – Peace is Every Step (Published by Bantam Books, USA, 1991)
  • Karen Lazar – Hemispheres: Inside a stroke (Published by Modjaji Books and Worldreader, South Africa, 2011)
  • Marianne Williamson – ‘The Law of Divine Compensation’ (Published by HarperOne, USA, 2012)