[Or how to deal with the unwanted attention of parasites]
Godzilla Government blog has been around for years. This blog has successfully influenced people to think bigger than themselves, than machines, and what is conventionally expected.
Godzilla, after taking a City and ruining things back into balance, retreats into the sea to recharge, to eat massive quantities of radioactive waste and/or seafood. I too have been known to hibernate anything: causes, blogs, campaigns or art projects. I do this to successfully develop new concepts to lead to productive outcomes.
So here is what is going to happen. I will set aside mirth at Twitter and this blog for a time to produce different work, books. Godzilla Government will be around, just not as actively for many months to come. I am overcoming long beset difficulties. The road is cleared for a productive haul.
I love the freedom this blog has given me to maul modern structures, like the English language. Godzilla government will always set its design to free others. I cannot guarantee later reports won’t unpack some sort of mayhem and critical mass damage in the process. Godzilla government blog has had moments for play and for charm the same way grown adults will buy action figures and run around in capes like 7 year olds. It’s also the runoff for all sentiments going afoul of practical understanding.
I’m so happy about Godzilla because he has been: blasted with radioactive waste, hit with acid, shot with bullets, attacked by man-made mechs, poisoned, bombed and tripped up. He still gets up like a champion and lays waste to defeat his chosen enemy. He doesn’t trouble himself with the terrified little men who don’t understand his goals. He’s a big guy. He has to go big because that’s who he is. He’s a survivor. He leaves the wreck behind. People get to rebuild in his wake, begin again fresh. That has value.
I think of Kathmandu at the peak of the world being left to ruin by seismic destruction. The quake has certain meaning to me. It caused me to consider that deeper meaning will find its way out. If needed change is not accommodated by peaceful means with regular decompression outlets, then life allows for hard reckless destruction, repressed to terrible momentum, later leading to mass violence and death. This victimizes everyone in its path; even the best, highest and most spiritually centered of us all. [Of course, we gave help to rebuild.]
Our society often lacks the humility which allows for small decompressing changes to take place. This is why you see periodic riots in American cities and gun violence in Middle Schools. Little Plutonian men & women try on massive crowns of leadership. When the find they are too small to fit into the crown and how heavy it is, they opt for a wearable imitation. From the base of an enormous ego, they continue to present the public with service which only accommodates their actual, not their projected, size. The service is then too small for public benefit. So they alienate themselves from the purpose of public service and mass leadership. They present the public with a hollow non-controversial fabrication for show and then ask for more endorsement of this kind of progress. It’s all they can manage.
Much of the public wants a “bigger” person in office to do what they often can really do themselves. If the small man you elected does nothing for you from a gigantic office, with means of public money, you should realize you are on your own. You have better luck guaranteeing personal results on your own than depending on someone small, weak and likely paranoid. If a leader makes Godzilla sized promises and seems like a really big guy who can handle it all, have a back up plan. Politicians will more likely use and take. They may even demand an apology from you for not giving more. That’s not really the way it’s supposed to go.
Try flipping the script. Tell the politicians, bureaucrats, or propped up “elite” cutouts whatever they want to hear and then do whatever you need to do put your needs first.
We all have a purpose here on planet earth. Let’s presume it has nothing to do with feeding parasites. If a tick had latched onto a body part, you would unapologetically go get a lighter to burn its ass until it let go. Then you would extract it from your body and dispose of it. You wouldn’t make your life’s work sustaining and promoting the tick or justifying it’s need for your blood when all it does is … suck. The moment you realize the actual purpose of a government body is to suck, give due diligence to rid yourself of the parasite.
That will require you to do something that others won’t do for you, though.
Act like a grown up. Be brave, think and then act responsibly.
See you eventually. Thank you for reading Godzilla Government.