ALAN WATT BLURB
"COMMERCE, CHRISTMAS AND CARING"
DECEMBER 22, 2006
Dialogue Copyrighted Alan Watt - DECEMBER 22, 2006 (Exempting Music and Literary Quotes)
Hi, folks. I'm Alan Watt and this is Friday, the 22nd of December 2006 at cuttingthroughthematrix.com.
By Gerry Rafferty
Winding your way down on Baker Street
Light in your head and dead on your feet
Well another crazy day, you drink the night away
And forget about everything
This city desert makes you feel so cold, it's got
So many people but it's got no soul
And it's taken you so long to find out you were wrong
When you thought it held everything
You used to think that it was so easy
You used to say that it was so easy
But you're tryin', you're tryin' now
Another year and then you'd be happy
Just one more year and then you'd be happy
But you're cryin', you're cryin' now
Alan: And what a wet night it is. It's freezing rain now. I can't complain because the last two or three days have been pretty good. I don't mind the cold so much and even heavy frost on the ground. I'd rather have that than freezing rain, it isn't the best thing to walk on, never mind drive on. Today I was in town just getting a few basic essentials and watching all the craziness of the traffic as everyone rushes to do their conditioned Christmas shopping, a frenzy of activity and not even a happy face anywhere. Everyone's so tensed up this time of year because of the hype that's generated for commerce and that's all it's about really. Christmas time, holiday time is about commerce and buying and selling.
Before I get into that, I've been told by some listeners to do some shameless self-promotion, so here I am, being terribly shameless because I do forget to mention the books I have for sale and the CDs and DVDs for sale on the website. Many of these talks are just passed around and people don't even realize what site it's coming from, and it is cuttingthroughthematrix.com. It would be helpful for those who do pass the information on to make sure the people realize where it's coming from and that way they may come into the site as well and see something that they'd like.
Now I don't do professional books because I'm not authorized by the big boys and therefore I can't sell them at a price which is very cheap. I've noticed some of the big boys almost give them away and that tells you there's tremendous money backing them up because they're giving them away for cost price, pretty well, some of them anyway, some of the big ones. However, the material that's in the books, the three of them, is completely different than you're going to get anywhere else. I don't give you the exoteric meanings or even supposedly lower esoteric meanings. I don't give you that. I give you a bit more than just that. For some of the higher meanings I have to bring you higher through a form of education for it to make sense to you and that really is the secret about teaching anyone. You can't just dump it all, all the truth on someone at once. You have to bring them up and up and up a step at a time so that when you give them something which is gold they recognize it for its worth. Otherwise they'll walk right over it and ask you the next question and that's a very telling thing on the radio – I mean on the telephone, I should say, when they phone me.
Some people will rattle question after question after question and I know by their response to some of the answers I give them if they're just skipping like a record skipping over the scratches. They haven't really got what I just said to them, which tells me they're not ready for the next step and there's no point giving them something that's over their head. You can only give them what they can accept at the time. This is not new. It's always been this way.
Someone's desire and eagerness to know doesn't mean that they're able to understand at all. There are degrees of waking up and breaking out of the conditioned "Plato's Cave" that we've all been brought up in and there's more than one cave in fact to break through. Some people are on the floor. Those are the zombies, the ones who believe the 6 o'clock news is all real and they do believe they are being told everything that they should know; and that's what the media is for. They think it's there to keep them truly, truly up-to-date with everything that matters to them. They also believe the schooling they had or university training they had, that that was the most advanced training that anyone's ever been given. They're on the floor of level one reality. There's no point in trying to get them off the floor. They have to be ready to try and step up themselves.
Most people will simply claim they're waking up or they've woken up because of 2001 with the kickoff of the "twin peaks" I call them, the twin trade towers, the Jachin and Boaz of masonry; and really, that may have started something off, but they should have woken up long before that. What they're really noticing at that level are the changes going on in their life, the lifestyle that they're used to themselves, and that's what's making them nervous. They know and sense a little bit more but they can see the intensification of security measures which are out of proportion to the supposed threat and therefore obviously there's another purpose involved in all of this and that's what's terrifying them. Plus they see their own culture, lifestyle, whatever, what they see as our nation, they see it going down. They see inflation. They see the industry going offshore, but they should have seen that back in the '70's, '80's and '90's because it was starting then.
China hasn't stolen anything. No foreign country has stolen a thing, technology or otherwise. It was planned this way before I was born, before you were born, that China would take over as the industrial leader and eventually the policemen of the world for a period of time. Everyone gets their allotted time to be the apparent ruler, the kingpin.
During the GATT negotiations, which everyone floated through, all of that was set up then. That was the exoteric, the official signing agreements. In reality, as I say, this was planned before I was even born because they discussed China rising in the 1930's at the Council of Foreign Relations and Royal Institute of International Affairs meetings. These topics were actually discussed and in many of their books published since, from the Royal Institute of International Affairs, they've repeated this, that China would eventually be taking over as the policemen of the world, which obviously means that the U.S. would sink down in the world. As long as the availability of credit is given to the public, they won't see the full impact. It's only once credit they start withdrawing slowly and gradually that you'll see the panic starting. Now who knows when that will be; they can take their time. We live in a world of gradualism. That's why we don't notice generally the big changes. It's a step-by-step gradualistic process, intergeneration even, because they don't want to spook us too much with one major change. They like to do it incrementally because we adapt so easily that way without thinking. It appears more normal.
Back to Christmas time, the holiday season, where no one's really terribly happy, except around midnight when they've had a few whiskeys or something, and it's so interesting to watch – and you know the format in the media the day after Christmas will be talking to the people in the street and how much they spent for their presents this year and many of them will tell you as they did last year, "well, I just finished off paying my credit cards for last year's presents and now they're on it again".
It's a farce of commerce, isn't it? It's nothing to do with family. That's a side effect and they use family for guilt-tripping for presents. It's a commercial enterprise and our whole system is based upon commerce, economics. Our purpose is supposedly to serve the economic system. We are good consumers, Priests of Sumer, con-sumer.
Before I forget I'd like to also thank three or four people who’ve given donations to the site in all this time because that's appreciated, considering I don't know many, many hundreds of calls I've had just in the last year alone and the time I've spent on it, but people will tend in this society to try and suck you dry and only a small minority would even think of helping someone else out in this present day civilization, because civilization is not a natural state to be. It’s based on the city-state and a citizen, someone who's born with a pre-existing duty to an existing system. It’s not a humane system. It’s unnatural. It's only natural for those who are born into it never questioning. It never occurs to them to question the system at all, really, and where it came from and who designs it, who plans it. They are allowed to believe it just evolves by itself.
This particular time of the year that was supposed to herald something wonderful and something completely different at one time in different ages, it's the same story in different ages, where the sun [son] of the deity comes into the world to save the world. Christianity changed it a little bit because it was bringing a system really for a Western world, which had originated within the Mediterranean and North Africa, even earlier. The times were slightly changed, but the sun of the deity hangs in the sky for three days at mid-winter, the dead of mid-winter, generally rises in the east, goes round, sets in the west, but it doesn't climb very high in the dead of winter. Therefore, they said that the sun "hung" there as he crossed the sky. He hung on a cross for three days and on the third day it starts to move, ever so little, more north, towards the west, and then the celebration, the rebirth, occurs.
We had the same thing in Ancient Egypt and even previous civilizations prior to that. It's always the same story. The story itself is made to be a wonderful story because for controlled civilization they mix in the natural rules that would make a true society work if everyone followed the rules, but there's an element which doesn't make it uniform and that is the occasional deviant who must have power over others; because the deviants naturally will take such a system, which gives a form of natural law and order, and climb to the top and abuse it for their own sakes, take over the system and then you have the criminals running it; but the ones down below follow all the rules for a workable society.
This can only work again for so long because the corruption that always grows at the top as more and more sharks get to the top and corrupt it more so. It gradually spreads all down into society by the way of commerce, profit and the use of experts, because once profit and commerce takes over it's a dominant feature in society. It is not there to serve society. The society is then there to serve it and human life becomes devalued to a terrible degree and we see this today.
It's not just at Christmas; it's the whole year round. It's also, as I said last night, that war making is just an extension of business; and from even before World War I when they brought the aircraft and the Zed tanks as they called them onto the battlefields. They were still talking about hussars and different kinds of cavalry and grenadiers, named after the grenade, commercially produced. Commercial names for weaponry became a feature of this extension of business called war, and they would talk about grenadiers and the hussars until the first world war, then they started talking about the camels, the aircraft, and the Zed tanks and you had all these brand names mixed in with the news. That intensified in World War II with all the different brands of tanks, aircraft and bombers, and how many they were churning out every month and that became the news. Shameless extension of business and commerce showing itself as it truly is, involved completely in the art of war as an extension of business.
Up until recently they've used in the West religion, mainly Christianity in Europe and North America, to keep the people passive, to pretend to the people there's a whole bunch of rules they should follow and that everyone does; while they themselves at the top never ever did follow the same rules, because, as I say, to keep an elite in power in a status of wealth and luxury, you need the labor of others to do it for you. It's not anything new since commerce was created and money was created to go along with it and all of its different forms, we've lived in an inhumane system where life becomes first, second class, then third and then it takes a spiral until it's very, very cheap indeed. Yet the Christmas idea, albeit a repetition of the same story in previous ages and even more older times, of the son who comes into the world – and this no accident, in fact, that even in the English language those who created the English language used an Egyptian word for "sun" because "sun" in Egyptian is the same word. The "sun" in the sky is "sen." You can put "son" if you wish. It's up to yourself because often they omitted the vowels, and your male offspring is also called a "son" or "sen," just as it is in the English language. That is no accident at all.
The all-seeing eye in ancient times was used before Egypt. The system of picking and choosing some of the brighter boys in a society and giving them an education was nothing new and then using those people to rule the rest, a form of bureaucracy, is nothing new. We had that at Sumer. The rest of the population were generally illiterate; and the priests, a multitude of priests, who dealt with real estate, with all commerce, import, exports, all the things that lawyers do today, they ran society and they chose the brighter boys to become priests and they tested them for different qualities.
The eye, although it's so important, is seldom fully used by people. People see because of their training of what they expect to see. That is why you can live in a world of symbology all around them, a religion all around them, and yet they don't see at all. They see what they expect to see; and when you point out what is the obvious to you, they're first in denial then they're in shock.
The ancient priests of Sumer tested the boys to see who knew. One who knows is one who sees; and that is why down through all the different languages we have a word, which hasn't changed, because that or he who sees and that which he sees with becomes a student, more appropriately called "a pupil". It's the pupil of the eye, the all-seeing eye.
In my books I go through some of this mystery religion and on some of the earlier tapes I put on to CD and MP3s, 12-hours per disc, radio shows on worldwide shortwave radio, I talk a little about this. In one particular show I talked about the meaning of the stars which rise, the constellations which rise at Christmas time. Those who wish and who can perhaps see this Christmas Eve on a clear night, go out and watch for the constellation Orion and you'll see him come up in the east and go round, and you follow the Three Wise Men of Orion's Belt because that's what it's based on. Line them up, and at midnight, look at the star which aligned they all point to. You'll also find the connection of why a son of God is born amongst the animals in a stable. I don't want to destroy anyone's Christmas but this is just fact.
The idea behind Christmas, if everyone followed it, would give us a form of utopia if you didn't have a hierarchy that would hijack it; but it's in the nature of humanity to try and do that anyway. All of the attributes of deviancy of power can be found all down through the strata of society from the top to the bottom and it's not necessarily a tremendous intellect at the top. It's certain traits which make them so powerful – the psychopathic traits, the ability to con so easily and so well. You'll find that at the top and the bottom, regardless of education or class. In a system based on commerce and profit, where success is regarded as getting as far away from poverty as possible, to even deviant extremes, when you're then worshipped because you're simply super rich, can only be an inhumane society since most people can never get anywhere near there and no massive wealth is accumulated by honest work.
In ancient times, in pre-Christian times and throughout Christian times, the early era, they used to talk about the Christ or Christos within, not without. The whole idea, even in the early true Gnostics, which became another deviant movement very early on when the big boys grabbed it, the whole idea was that a form of perfection could be attained in this lifetime. A form, not all but a form where one could work on one's self; and the idea of a messiah was simply that. It was like a mascot, something which you tried to, you always held in front of you in your mind as an ideal to reach out to and try and emulate.
In fact, the early Gnostics complained that Constantine and his crew had stolen their idea when they gave the world the Roman Catholic Church and formed all of the dogma and exterminated anyone from any other sect who wouldn't go along with this new authorized version, because power simply transforms itself from one era to the next and it was found that the Roman Empire had to over-extend itself. They couldn't tax all their conquered countries enough to keep them in the massive luxury and waste and extravagance of the upper elite of the Rome. They couldn't tax them enough forever and they knew this, and as they started to lessen the money to their armies and their armies dwindled, they knew they'd have to fall. However, they were ready to transform and conquer the minds and the nations of people with a different type of warfare, which had been tried in even older times and had worked successfully, and that is what was done.
Yet using something which appeals to everyone in every culture and every language, the ideal of a form of self-improvement, which is reaching out for something bigger than itself, something out there, something which can also be connected to the self. That was used and abused and still has up to the present day until it's taken so many deviant turns because the masses always want ritual or religion instead of the hard truth, where they might have to look at themselves tremendously carefully and minutely. It's easier to simply join a group, like a club, a social club, where you all wear the same badges or uniforms or suits and ties.
I don't know why God needs a suit and tie in church as a way of respecting God. I haven’t seen that written anywhere. You'll find in all these churches everybody dresses up with their suits and ties, at least the men do and some of the women too, I guess, these days, and I guess that's acceptable to God; even though the suit and the tie is a Masonic uniform. That's why it's the only authorized respectable outfit to wear in court. It's a Masonic uniform and you wear your tow-line, your rope, around your neck, which also seals your fate and is supposed to guard what you say, your limitations. If you put a tack in the end of the tie, technically, and you made a circle going around it, wearing it, that would be the extent of your limitations. There's an esoteric meaning within there for the higher Masons. The lower ones are never very sure of anything.
It's so sad that the kindness that people can show, if they're left stress free. It's so sad to see how it's been taken over in a system of corruption, which is anti-human and will make a person think twice about helping someone through fear, because our system runs on the fear of poverty, loneliness, sickness, hunger, lack of medical care, friends, isolation. All of these things, that's what the system was based upon; yet as a creature of this planet, it never stops to dawn to us that it's all the economic system which makes this happen, all these worries. Outside of the economic system of commerce and money, you don’t find that in so-called primitive civilizations. You don't find that at all. You don't have to second-guess "should I help someone or not?" They simply do it because they have nothing to lose by doing so. In this world the first thing is "what will I lose if I help so-and-so?" It's tremendously anti-human. Life becomes cheap.
At this time of year, people should really reflect. In olden times they used to reflect on the past year, all the changes that had happened within themselves, the people they'd met that had come and gone in their lives in that year. Instead of like today they gasp and drink that they've managed to make it through another year without being driven into the poor house, or they've kept their job, or their friends will still accept them because they're still working; because, believe you me, in this society a deliberate stigma is attached if you lost your job and I saw that in Britain to people. In the '70's as they were taking all the jobs away, each time I returned to Britain from Europe, the stigma of those who had lost their work as the factories closed down was terrible and it was encouraged from the top, as it still is today.
Rather than simply celebrate a commercial farce, you'd be surprised at the occasional individual out there you've met in your life, who might be terribly depressed at Christmas time because that's what happens to many people who feel left out or they've had their run of bad luck so to speak that year. A phone call to them at the right time can make all the difference in the world, for there are many people out there who put on a good face to the world but they're in terrible shape within. We get the statistics every year of suicides and so on from such people, about such people and what's happened, and the usual story is "well they always seemed so happy. It didn't occur. Ya-dee, ya-dee, yah," but once again, in this inhumane system, you can live even close to people and if they put on the natural show, which we're all taught to put on, you'll think they're just fine. There's no harm in giving them a call whatsoever. You might be surprised.
"You've Got A
By James Taylor
When you're down and troubled
And you need a helping hand
And nothing, whoa nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest nights.
You just call out my name,
And you know where ever I am
I'll come running, oh yeah baby
To see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you've got to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah.
You've got a friend.
Alan: People generally spend this time with their family and often those within their family are not the closest to them. We can pick our friends but we can't choose our relatives, as they say, so it's a perfunctory thing for most people at this time of year to be with family, almost a parody or a remnant, like a repetitive play that's played so many times on a stage. It's lost it's value because the family unit is almost destroyed and the conditioning within each generation within the family is upgraded scientifically for each member and so they can't even relate to each other, and often they wish they could just have their Christmas dinner and go off home or go where they want to go.
Like following a ritual where the meaning has been lost and the only reason it's kept going at all, at the moment, is for the sake of commerce. If tradition didn't suit commerce it would be gone very quickly.
What's so surprising to me very often is the frenzy people have as they try to gobble up all those things which are going to give them life extension or keep them fit forever or even live forever, some of them. They literally believe this. The terror at the thought of death, and I always thought it's not so much the length of the life that matters. It's the quality. It's what the person themselves, the individual, gets out of it; because this life really is so brief and think of all the worrying that goes on in a system which doesn't let you relax. How sad that is that people rush through their lives worrying and scurrying, always under some threat of losing jobs and losing families or wives, husbands, children, all of that stuff. So much so, that they never live as they rush through. That's an unnatural state.
I'm sure that the so-called primitive peoples, who still are truly primitive peoples, and have been relatively unaffected by this system or the infection that we have, those people don't need any of the things which we need of the system and they have no diabetes. They have no psychiatrists and psychologists or thousands of self-help books and how to do things and how to be this and be that and be happy. They don't need it and they live to a fair good age, most of them, and they themselves have full meaning in their life; which makes no sense to the scientifically trained, who comes from the commercialized world, but it has complete meaning to those people, to the individuals.
Those who want a form of contentment in this world have to change their values completely and realize that they can't be judged by society. Ultimately, you are your own judge. It doesn’t matter when you end up on your deathbed what society thinks of you. You will not be thinking of them at all or anyone in society. You'll be reflecting on your life, which is like the wink of an eye. Even all of the worrying times are just flashes in your life. It's only then you have time to reflect and wonder what it was all about and what did you do with it. What did you do? What did you know was wrong in the society in which you lived and what did you do to alter it?
The trick of altering and changing the direction of society is to understand the trick, and the trick to the esoteric religion has always been to have at least two parties opposing each other, conflict. Long before Hegel had his name slapped on it, this process is understood in the occultic sciences.
When a reaction is expected from you, don't give it back; because if you do, you've just joined as the opposition on the chessboard and you don't even see the chessboard nor the players that are going to get moved in front of you and around you. That's been planned in advance by those who understand the game.
TO CHANGE SOCIETY YOU TAKE IT OFF IN A DIRECTION WHICH THEY DID NOT CHOOSE.
Oppositions end up fighting over the same thing. They come to a compromise, which is the synthesis of Hegel, and so the initiator gets to the point he wanted to go in the first place in a faster pace with the help of the opposition which he expected to come.
We know where society is being taken in a scientifically designed system. We know they're taking us to brain chipping, non-think will be part of it, non-individual. No sentience, just robot, although it will be sold initially under a different guise. Rather than simply hit it head on, you must realize that Lenin was quite right, since he was trained by the big bankers who understood the thousands and thousands and thousands of years of economic history and its impact on civilizations and its creation of what we call civilizations, commercial.
Lenin said, there are many, many paths society could take but the public don't know. They must always think the one they're born into is the only natural one that could be, simply because it exists when they're born.
Those who oppose the changes are falling right into the hands of those who initiate the changes. It's like judo; you use the other person's force and dynamics to beat them—oppositions—so you don't play the game. The culture itself of any country is given to it by those who approve of it. That's why you have it and it serves the elite of each country, the big club at the top of the universal world.
To go off on different tangents is the only way, for Mr. Rockefeller's window of opportunity to close in a direction which he didn't plan and those behind him and those of the same club couldn't plan. Once it closes they have a hard time trying to steer society back into the direction they wished them to go.
What direction could we take? First you'd have to sit down and go through all the things that are wrong in this system and you'd find it's almost everything, because it's all based on money – a hard thing for people who are brought up in a system like that to let go of. Yet, when they hang on to it, you're guaranteed disaster because money is only a means to an end for the few who design and control it in the first place. Eventually, the society they will bring in will be a system where you're born, in fact you might be created, to serve the state. Serve the state, through all the books from the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Rhodes Scholarships of Cecil Rhodes and Rothschild and others. It's the same script because they're all one, the big octopus is one, it's one head. That's why they all say the same things.
Money would eventually be done away with anyway. It's only useful as long as we are willing to accept it and pay for it, to exchange things, which is really just labor again. It will be a hard thing to let go for people, this working for your money seed, as you pull the lever like the rats and have your rewards. Yet, we're guaranteed disaster the way it's designed. It's designed that way. It's not meant to last forever, where everyone tries to be top dog and exploit the person below and then you're called successful if you succeed.
To get into a humane society would take tremendous changes and that never happens in a mass movement. The masses will always take what appears to them to be the easier root, the easier choice between two. That's why the elite count on democracy, because the masses' opinions are given to them on every topic. They are predictable.
The elite themselves have always said that their only problem comes from the occasional individual who understands. It's like some of these movies they put out where someone sees. Someone can see and they'll say, "oh, someone sees," like the movie, "They Live." That's what frightens them, especially if the person has knowledge to back it and can teach others and get it across in such a way that it breaks through all the armor and conditioning. That's the biggest threat they have.
If we look at the major revolutions which the same organization have been behind, they would start up clubs and organizations prior to revolutions to attract members in. They then observed carefully the different members as they talked and they noted down those who'd be problems after the revolution because they were too intelligent and they could convey by speech and knowledge a reality to the ordinary people and get it across. Those people who could do that, their names were on the lists and immediately after the revolutions they were rounded up and killed, because the stage was set as it always is. The chessboard was set in advance for this very thing.
That's why long before 9/11 came along in 2001, there were many fakes out there in the so-called patriot land of the USA for instance and other countries. One was the most decorated General or Colonel in the U.S. Army from Vietnam, who had his own shortwave international radio station for years. He used all the Masonic terminology in his talks on radio and pretended he was a patriot, and was collecting the names of different people across the country in the U.S. Right after 9/11, he was interviewed on the Congressional steps in Washington State by a major television station that was shown in Canada and it was obviously posed. He was there at the right time for the interview and it started off with the usual lead-up and the most decorated Colonel in the U.S. Army, the Green Berets.
[He was asked] "Who do you think was behind this 9/11?" And he said – this man had just stopped being on the radio one month prior to that, after four years solid, encouraging this patriot movement, supposedly. He says, probably those crazy patriot people that run about in camouflage in the woods practicing for something that will never happen, paranoids, who see black helicopters everywhere. This is the same man who said years before that he left the Pentagon where he worked with hip-pocket orders. You see, you never retire from these positions. He collected the names of thousands of people who'd been trained through movies of John Wayne, and Rambo and et cetera, et cetera, to worship the heroes that are presented. If he talks the same language as you – that's all they have to do is come down to your level and start talking your language and you fall for it because you're trained to worship people and you’re set up every time. You've got to stop doing it.
Some people have said to me, "could you discuss the real meaning to Christianity?" and I thought about it and yes I could ramble on forever and give you six or seven hours talk on the esoteric meanings of Christianity, but it would just end up in other people's books as most of my other talks have done since the '90's.
Perhaps it's more important to talk about the changes that can be made in a system which has a plan for the eradication of "useless eaters," who at one time were valued citizens as consumers-producers but are now simply consumers in this particular service economy. I'm trying to tell people, don't fall for the traps. Don't fall head-on to fighting something verbally or otherwise. You're expected to do that at a certain stage.
You must do the unexpected. You must choose a different path and persuade others that at least to try yours or to look at it and they themselves might find a similar path but not quite identical, but different nonetheless because ANY PATH WHICH IS NOT CHOSEN FOR YOU IS BETTER.
DON'T CHOOSE THE EXPECTED PATH when you're terrified of the changes which you're seeing more blatantly today come upon you. We're all walking this planet for a short time. Very few people break through into the reality that exists and they never see. Very few people can break through that. Some can and that's what it's always been about because it's the few who try to lift humanity up, all humanity up, who have stopped the ultimate horror in all ages from occurring.
It's always the few and they don't have to agree upon everything, except not to oppose that which they're expected to oppose. Tremendous changes can be made, with no guarantees of a definite ending, except it would be an alternative ending to the one which is planned; and if it's not planned for you exactly, for the children and those who are growing up.
There's nothing worse than leaving behind those with a mess knowing that they're going to get the chop. That's incredible to me that people actually – and I've heard so many say that, "Well thank God I won't be alive to see the final outcome of this." No, you'll be retired with your pension and you can go fishing and then you'll die, and you've altered nothing. It's as though you have never been.
Even the elite themselves can only have their names carved in stone or put on statues or libraries or public buildings for a short time before the next generation comes up and someone else's name is splashed on there. However, there are those who have altered society and the directions of society and upset the plans of an elite in every age and it can be done again.
I hope you have a good time. Stay safe. Tell those that you care about that you do care about them and we'll see what this year coming up brings us. Good-bye for now and may your god go with you.
"Get It Right Next
By Gerry Rafferty
Out on the street I was talkin’ to a man
He said "there’s so much of this life of mine that I don’t understand"
You shouldn’t worry I said that ain’t no crime
Cause if you get it wrong you’ll get it right next time (next time).
You need direction, yeah you need a name
When you’re standing in the crossroads every highway looks the same
After a while you can recognize the signs
So if you get it wrong you’ll get it right next time (next time).
Life is a liar yeah life is a cheat
It’ll lead you on and pull the ground from underneath your feet
No use complainin’, don’t you worry, don’t you whine
Cause if you get it wrong you’ll get it right next time (next time).
You gotta grow, you gotta learn by your mistakes
You gotta die a little everyday just to try to stay awake
When you believe there’s no mountain you can climb
And if you get it wrong you’ll get it right next time (next time).
Next time, hmmmmm
(Transcribed by Linda)