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Purple Haze

March 11, 2010

by Dahni

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HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

The List (simplified)

8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Last time, WE concluded with the analogy of a sandwich. The bread top of US is compared to all the external things, causes and interests, even though useful, effect division among US as WE are not united. The bread on the bottom of US is a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system. WE are the jam in the middle of the sandwich. WE the People are the only solution and the only prevention of being eaten alive. But hey Dahni, what is all these purple words for?

Today: Purple Haze

There are many things associated with the phrase ‘Purple Haze,’ including fields of lavender and other purple plants. It is one of 17 colors in the ‘Sonochrome’ spectrum of pre-tinted film stocks introduced by Kodak, in the late 20’s. ‘Purple Haze’ can also refer to certain alcoholic beverages (beer & liquor drinks), an A cappella singing group, several illegal drugs for “recreational purposes,” various night clubs and coffee shops, among others. Most noteworthy for OUR purposes here, ‘Purple Haze,’ is the title name with repeated references to the phrase in a song from the 60’s.

“Purple haze all in my eyes
Don’t know if it’s day or night
You’ve got me blowin, blowin my mind
Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?”

The words above are a verse from the song named, ‘Purple Haze.’ The song appeared in the album ‘Are You Experienced’ in 1967. Music and lyrics of ‘Purple Haze’ were written, composed and performed by…

…Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix is a celebrated rock-n-roll legend and electric guitar virtuoso, known as a master of ‘feedback’ and shock performances like setting his guitar on fire while performing and his rendition of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969.

Purple Haze,’ the title and the words in the song, refer to ‘Purple Haze,’a purple microdot of LSD. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), commonly known as ‘acid,’ is an illegal psychedelic drug. It was quite popular among the ‘Hippies’ and youth culture of the 60’s. Now if this is a ‘trip’ down memory lane for some of US that lived during those times, it ‘was a ‘trip’ or ‘’tripping’ that this drug was known to take the user on or the user would have “experienced.”

The effects of this drug would vary from person to person; previous experience, state of mind and even the environment were some of the factors involved with a ‘trip.’

Some of these effects were reported as seeing magnified vibrant colors, inanimate objects like walls seeming to breathe or ripple; the distortion of time, tracers or flashes of light racing in front or behind the eyes. Many people believe the drug enhanced their creativity and was a door to some type of spiritual awakening. In short, the chemical reactions upon the brain induce hallucinations. As defined in the dictionary, a hallucination is:

“a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind,usually manifested as visual and auditory images.. a false notion, belief, or impression; illusion; delusion.”

Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.

In essence, the context here is mind altering inducement.

Throughout this blog I have made repeated reference to the 1999 science fiction movie, ‘The Matrix.’ It was used to show an analogy of a non-real, fictitious, ‘legal fiction;’ corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system,” affecting nearly every aspect of OUR republic and of OUR lives. In the very beginning of this movie, viewers are introduced to two characters, Morpheus and Neo. Neo is searching for an answer and Morpheus offered him a choice between two separate things.

This choice presents itself in the form of two capsules, one blue and one red. Morpheus explains to Neo what each means.

“You take the blue pill and the story ends.  You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe.

You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

MORPHEUS the Character – ‘The Matrix’ © 1999

Written by Larry and Andy Wachowski © April 8, 1996

One way to look at both the blue pill and the red pill is that each are like a mind altering drug.

Returning to the previous post and the analogy of the sandwich, the bread on top of US would be like taking the red pill, WE just keep doing whatever WE are doing and everything pretty much remains the same. WE pretty much remain divided and continue to be “useful idiots” and WE are allowing the “system” to continue.

If WE take the blue pill, this is like accepting the “system” or the piece of bread on the bottom of US. WE may or may not understand that it is a “system,” but either way, WE still remain “useful idiots” and allow it to continue.

In the middle of the sandwich is US, WE the People. WE are the jam between the two pieces of bread. But like choosing the red or the blue pill, the outcome is determined by our choice. WE are the power of OUR republic. WE always were and WE still are the power of OUR republic! Even if WE lost OUR lives and OUR republic, nothing changes the truth of who WE are and what WE are! That being the case, WE have before US the republic that WE have. If WE do not know what the choices are before US, WE allow the “system” to continue. If WE do not know of the existence of such a “system,” WE allow it to continue. If WE are fighting, opposing and constantly disagreeing with one another, or in any way are distracted and divided, WE allow the “system” to continue.

But what if WE took both the red pill and the blue pill?  Now WE get to it. What happens when the colors of red and blue are mixed together? If the red pill and the blue pill were taken together, what kind of mind altering ‘experience’ would that be like? Now we get to what I call here, PURPLE HAZE.

WE the People are living in world where the lines are all messed up. The colors are fused and perceptions are distorted. It’s like a bad ‘acid’ ‘trip.’ What WE knew as the United States of America growing up seems altered. WE hardly recognize OUR republic or even ourselves anymore. Up is down; down is up; gambling is risk taking, bribery is lobbying, laws are not for the lawless, but the law-abiding, a lie is truth, truth is a lie, meaning what is said is saying what is wanted to hear, honesty is spin, solving problems is finding fault, WE is me myself and I, and integrity is compromise. The list could go on, but let US bring up a familiar line.

“United WE stand…”

You know the rest, so fill in the _____________blank. Think about the word compromise. What other idea could be associated with the word? Perhaps a ‘compromising position’ may come to mind? Almost everyday some new allegation is in the forefront of the media’s attention about some public figure or public official in some ‘compromising position.’ Some new corruption investigation; some ethics charge or some type of scandal happen almost everyday in this country. Someone has possibly compromised. The allegations true or not, bring out the swarm of busy bodies, the buzzards hover and the sharks circle among the media. They compromise journalistic integrity for entertainment value and rationalize they are merely delivering what the public wants. They are not alone. Who buys the newspapers, the magazines, and watches all of this as if with baited breath, over the plight of a Soap Opera star or the end of Reality T.V.?  WE morbidly chase ambulances faster than attorneys. Eyes and ears fix and attune to the latest fad and juiciest of gossip. Compromise after compromise what is wrong with US? Why would WE sell our souls and the souls of OUR children for some finite fix that will ultimately fail and cause US to fall? What is the end of all compromise?

“…divided WE fall.”

This is not some ‘acid’ ‘trip.’ WE are not under the influence of some mind altering chemically induced psychedelic hallucinogenic ‘experience. Well I’m not anyway and I hope most of aren’t. WE are not plugged into some virtual reality. We are not batteries to power machines of some Matrix. This is not the Adventures of Alice in Wonderland. But this world that WE live in is the direct result or the consequences of OUR choices. These choices proceed out of actions and the actions are taken from a mindset, a way of thinking about US, each other, the past and the present and the world in which WE live. Unless WE the People change, it will also be OUR future; a future mindset WE will leave with OUR posterity.

The bread on top of US is the blue pill of division. It is a mindset. The bread on the bottom of US is the red pill of a corrupt, corrupting, corruptible “system” of compromise. It is a mindset. WE the People are the jam in the middle, the ones to choose or choose not to choose the one or the other. It is a mindset. To choose them both, WE remain inside…

…Purple Haze!

But WE the People have another choice. WE can get rid of the top piece of bread and no longer accept the blue pill. WE can remove the bottom piece of bread and no longer accept the red pill. Then the purple haze will cease and OUR true colors will return and WE the People will see OUR republic one again!

[i]Excuse me while I kiss the sky

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man’s avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

America the Beautiful

Words by Katharine Lee Bates,
Melody by Samuel Ward

Maybe my sentiments are too sickeningly sweet-patriotic, but I will venture to say that most of US have never read all the verses to ‘America the Beautiful’ above, before now. Perhaps my analogies are redundant and the use of movies and fictitious stories you cannot relate to. Was ‘Purple Haze,’ drugs and the drug culture over the top? Stories are usually filled with heroes and heroines; villains and villainesses. Sometimes stories have the reluctant character, the just happened by person, when circumstances tap the shoulder and call them forth, those that respond by, [ii]There, but for the grace of God go I.”  But this is neither fiction nor a story. It is real in the sense that this non-real, “legal fiction” and corrupt “system,” are all pervading.

I would try almost anything and reuse almost anything, over and over again until WE can see. To see clearly, WE must see that which is over us, under US and within US. For this “system,” this “legal fiction,” this mindset this compromise is all pervading. What does all me, myself and I matter, if there is no liberty to continue. What does it matter if such a corrupt “system” exists among, above, below and within OUR union, if there is no will to rid ourselves of it?  What do WE matter if WE have not liberty or the means to secure it? But loss of liberty begins with some form of crisis (real or perceived) and it ends by taking more control.

Next Time: Mind Control

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[i] From ‘Purple Haze’ by Jimi Hendrix

[ii] derives from “There but for the grace of God goes John Bradford”. This saying is attributed to him, but is not of certain origin.