Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Jake Cosmos Aller writes


The eye in the sky 
Knows all, sees all
Hears all, understands all

The eye in the sky 

Watches over us 
Everything we do
Is monitored, controlled 
Under surveillance

There is no privacy 
There is no private space
The eye in the sky 
Knows all

Everything we do
Everything we see 
Everything we think

Recorded by the unseeing 
Uncaring eyes
The cameras, the videos 
The computers that control
Our lives

Ever watchful 
Ever diligent 

Nothing escapes 
The cold, calculating glares

Freedom is nothing 
But an illusion

To the free man 
There is no freedom
Except in one’s inner mind

Only there 
Can one escape
The eyes in the sky

No one monitors our thoughts 
Except our own thought police

The rest of the world 
Is controlled, monitored
Under constant surveillance

The eyes in the sky 
The camera in the sky
Watches over us

All the time 
All the time

Never stopping 
Never on strike
Never on break

All day long 
All night long

Total control

The eye in the sky 
Is the same

As the eye
In the dollar bill

All the same 
All the same
Watching us 
No one can escape
Its baleful glances 
No one is free

Aye the eye
In the sky 
Is always upon you

As you become 
A mere number
In the cosmic game 
Of life

Up behind
The eye in the sky

Big Brother is watching
You and me

And big sister too 
And crazy Uncle Tom

And wild auntie Em 
God, and the Devil
Rama, Ganesh, Laxmi

The Buddha bar gang
Jesus is there as well 
Mary as well

And you must be knowing this 
That even Saint Nick,
Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny

And Father Time himself 
Are there

Zeus and the Jupiter gang 
And all the demons and spirits
And the big spirit 
And Brahman, Gabriel, Allah
Mohammad the prophet too

And the CIA, Mafia, KGB 
And spies and counter spies

All are watching us 
Spy Vs Spy

The tooth fairy is there too
She gets her 10 percent

All the same 
Watching us
Forever and ever

But the eye 
In the sky

Does not care 
Does not notice

What we think or feel

The eye
Watches us 
All the time

Recording our movement
And reporting it to its masters

Its job is to watch 

You and me 
And the billions of others
On this asylum called Earth

The question came to mind 
That has no answer

Who is the eye in the sky 
Is it God
Is it the devil

Only time will tell 
The difference

The eye in the sky 
Smiles at us
And watches and watches

And watches 
All the time



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  2. The eye on the back of the US one-dollar bill is the "Eye of Providence" (the all-seeing eye of God), a symbol showing an eye surrounded by rays of light and enclosed by a triangle; 17th-century depictions sometimes had the eye surrounded by clouds or sunbursts. The association between an eye and Divine Providence emerged during the Renaissance as an image of the Christian Trinity. At the suggestion of Pierre Eugene du Simitiere, an American design committee suggested the eye as an element of the Great Seal of the new United States in 1776, placing it over 13 shields. The third design committee, in 1782, positioned the eye above an unfinished pyramid of 13 steps (symbolizing the original States and the new nation's potential for future growth; above the eye was the motto, Annuit Coeptis ("He approves undertakings"). A common motif of contemporary conspiracy theories is the identification of this eye as a Masonic symbol indicating
    the influence of Freemasonry (or a larger group of Illuminati) on the United States; however, Benjamin Franklin was the only Mason on any of the design committees (his proposals were not adopted), and the eye did not become a standard part of Masonic iconography until 1797, as reminder that a Mason's thoughts and deeds are always observed by the Great Architect of the Universe.
    In George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" Big Brother was the leader (either an enigmatic dictator or a symbolic figurehead) Oceania, a totalitarian state with complete surveillance over its inhabitants. The motto "Big Brother Is Watching You" was constantly on display. The omnipotent Inner Party used the Thought Police ("thinkpol" in Newspeak, the controlled language used by the state to limit actions and concepts that posed a threat to the regime) to hunt and punish "unapproved thoughts ("thoughtcrime").

  3. Uncle Tom was the central figure in Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," a slave who was beaten to death because he refused to betray the whereabouts of two women who had escaped. However, his name came to a pejorative term for The phrase "Uncle Tom" has also become an epithet for a person who is slavish to perceived authority figures or to be complicit in oppression through apathy or subservience.
    Auntie Em was a recurring character in L. Frank Baum's books about Oz, beginning with :The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and its sequels by other writers. Her ward, Dorothy Gale, was taken by a tornado to the fantasy land of Oz, where she slew the Wicked Witches and brought wholeness and redemption to others she encountered. Emily Brown, the aunt, was a housewife and farmer who was appointed Royal Mender of the Stockings of the Ruler of Oz in "The Emerald City of Oz."

  4. God and the Devil are the cosmic antagonists in many religions. The conflict can be traced at least as far back as the 2nd millennium BCE, when the "Gathas" of Zoroaster (Zarathustra) posited a divine asha ("truth," order) and druj ("falsehood," disorder). One supreme being, who created everything, was represented as a male/female joint entity, Ahura ("being") and Mazda ("mind"). Eventually, chaos became personified as Angra Mainyu (Ahriman). Eventually, good will triumph over evil, Saoshyant (a saviour) will revive the dead from "darkness," time will end, and everything will be reunited in Ahura Mazda.
    Rama (the Perfect Man," "Lord of Self-Control, "Lord of Virtue"), the 7th avatar (the of act of a deity's return to mortal form) of Vishnu, the Preserver. Rama married Sita, the embodiment of perfect womanhood, who was herself an avatar of Lakshmi, the goddess of material and spiritual wealth and fortune. (Krishna, the 8th avatar of Vishnu, married Rukmini, another of Lakshmi's avatars.) Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva the Transformer, was the spirit of intellect and wisdom and the patron of arts and sciences, the god of beginnings, the remover of obstacles. Brahman was the highest universal principle, the cause of existence, often considered as part of but distinct from a trinity with Vishnu and Shiva.

  5. Buddha (the awakened one, the enlightened one) was anyone who attained nirvana (non-existence) through one's own efforts and insights, but especially was the title for Siddhārtha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism.
    Jesus was the son of God and Mary and became the Messiah to Christians. He was crucified by the Romans in the the 1st century and resurrected three days later.
    Saint Nick (Santa Claus), whose name was derived from St. Nicholas, an influential 4th-century bishop of Myra, was the personification of Christmas gift-giving. Similarly, the Easter Bunny was originally a German Lutheran depiction of a rabbit (or hare) that judged whether children were good or disobedient and gave deserving ones candy, toys, or colored eggs at Easter. The "Eddas," written in Icelandic in the 13th century, described a "tand-fé" (tooth fee) paid to children when they lost their first tooth; eventually the custom led to the invention of a "tooth fairy," but the earliest reference to the creature and its payment for a tooth placed under a child's pillow seems to be the "Household Hints" column in the "Chicago Daily Tribune" in 1908.
    Father Time was an elderly bearded man, wearing a robe, and carrying an hourglass or scythe, who was replaced every year by a Baby New Year. He was derived from the titan Cronus (Saturn), the father of the Greek god Zeus (the Roman god Jupiter), the chief of the gods.
    Gabriel was an angel who specifically delivered God's messages to selected individuals; he explained Daniel's visions to him in the Old Testament, brought visions to Ezekial, foretold the births of Jesus and John the Baptist, consoled Adam after the Fall, and presented Sūrat al-ʻAlaq, the 96th chapter of the Qur'an, the first of Allah's revelations, to Muhammad in the cave Hira on Jabal al-Nour, about 3 km from Mecca. Mormons regarded him as the angelic identity of Noah; and, beginning with 15h-century Byzantine art, he was identified with the horn blower who will signal the end of the world -- an association that came to the English via John Milton's "Paradis Lost."

  6. The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) was the principle American agency tasked with covert intelligence gathering and analysis and covert action to destabilize hostile governments, and the KGB (Committee for State Security) was the similar Soviet organization, both established during the Cold War between the rival super-powers in the late 20th century. In 1961 MAD magazine began "Spy vs Spy," a series of cartoons by Antonio Prohías which featured the constant war between two identical agents (except that one was dressed in lack and one in white). Prohías had fled to the US from Cuba three days before the complete nationalization of the press in 1960.
    The Mafia (Cosa Nostra, "our thing") was a loose association of geographical criminal groups ("families") that originated in Sicily in the 19th century to combat local feudal barons and later spread to other countries; the term, perhaps derived from "mafie," the caves near Trapani and Marsla, was apparently never used by the criminals as a name for themselves but became part of the public vocabulary through the 1863 play "I mafiusi di la Vicaria" by Giuseppe Rizzotto and Gaetano Mosca. {In Sicilian "Mafiusu" meant "swagger, boldness, bravado" and referred to arrogant bullies but also men who were fearless, enterprising, and proud; the feminine form meant "beautiful."] One of the group's chief sources of income was the "vig" (vigorish) -- the "juice," the "underjuice," the "cut," "the take," the "rake," the "overround" -- the amount charged for a bet by a bookie or the amount of interest imposed by a loan shark. Though the word comes from the Russian "vyigrysh" (winnings)it has become associated with the Mafia.


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