Truly Blessed

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Truly Blessed

I feel truly blessed.

You see, I had stage-four tongue cancer twelve years ago. Even though still here, by the grace of God, I can no longer play guitar due to nerve adhesion caused by the radiation; developing years later. However, there exists excellent software that will play my notation or keyboard triggering with great-sounding guitars. Work-a rounds are available to those who look. That’s the key. (The song I’m finishing-up has14 guitars scattered about!)

Just to have given the chance to experience life for another twelve years is amazing! I’m throwing myself into my work while I’m still here… To quote Phil Ochs:

And I won’t feel the flowing of the time when I’m gone
All the pleasures of love will not be mine when I’m gone
My pen won’t pour a lyric line when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here
– “When I’m Gone”- Phil Ochs

What’s Really Important?

What’s really important, anyway? Looking back, the things that once seemed so important are nothing today.

“All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall” 1 Peter 1:24

You can be at the top of your field, but it’s only temporary. The same for being on the “lowest rung”. Life is change, but you decide just what that change should be. Any outward advantage is not permanent. Pick your priorities and stick with them. Trust God.

Do What You Love

Do what you love. We are each truly blessed with a uniqueness that cannot be replicated. I had the crazy idea Fifty years ago to record original music, knowing the odds of my commercial “success” were impossible. (I don’t tour.) Fifty years later, I’m still doing just that- taking a blank canvas, “painting” songs, writing lyrics (and blog), editing music videos on my website, and distributing songs world-wide. Although “commercial” success isn’t there, my “artistic” success thrives. Self -satisfaction cannot be bought.

God has a plan for each one of us. If you do what you love, you are truly blessed!

Forgive

Raise the vibration, thank God for life.
End the frustration, stop the needless strife.
We all want freedom, we all seek love.
Forgive those who wrong you; you’ll be forgiven Above.

Time and again, we stop to imagine peace on all the earth…
I believe faith will move this mountain; I believe in spiritual rebirth.

Infinite blessing, abundance thrives.
Jesus lives in darkest night and deepest of dives.
Struggles are over, shadows have passed.
Live in the sunshine. High tides and green grass.

Quick commutation, God’s in control.
Realization has strayed from the fold.
Unlimited access. Mission of love.
Forgive all transgressions; you’ll be forgiven Above.

© 2021 J. Mark Witters Skyypilot Media https://www.skyypilot.com/

Intrinsic?

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Intrinsic?

Just what is intrinsic? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, it’s: “being an extremely important and basic characteristics of a person or thing.” Let’s reflect on this…

Freedom

Freedom is certainly intrinsic in the United States. Ironically, we broke from British tyranny to escape the type of persecution we encounter today. There’ a much- heralded post-modern gibberish called “wokeness”. Its followers will tolerate no other opinion. They are against free speech, true religious freedom (including Christians and Jews), second amendment gun rights, property rights, integration, actual peaceful protest that they don’t agree with, borders, rule of law, fair elections (with voter I.D.), or Western society in general.

Freedom is only granted by God, not the State. It is not guaranteed. It’s not free. Ronald Reagan said it best:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

Social Media

Social Media (most see as intrinsic) has ever-changing standards. Those skewed standards are often made on a whim by power-drunk executives to see just how much people are willing to be controlled. Self-reliant, free-thinkers aren’t intrinsic to a highly- controlled society. Those folks must be silenced- kept out of social media or well-hidden from the compliant. We have been. Until now…

Limiting free speech stops when we demand it stop. It stops when we actually question what’s going on. It stops when we audit all politicians, not just one (President Trump). It stops with term limits for politicians. It stops when we turn their game on them. It stops when acceptance of fraud and corruption does.

So, sue high tech. Break up their monopolies. We, the people, will always find a better way. That’s the beauty of capitalism- if you don’t like it, walk to the next kiosk…

Government

Honest government is intrinsic to our way of life. When it becomes tyrannical, it must be replaced by vote. To do this, we need absolute confidence in our voting system. We need prosecution of those involved in the massive 2020 election fraud. We need all states to forensically audit every 2020 election. If those original votes were wrong, let’s overturn these elections; get the real winners in office, starting with duly re-elected President Trump. Fraud vitiates everything.

Popular Culture

Popular culture is intrinsic, but only for the lowest common denominator. Six companies control mass media; all in on the one-world government cabal. The art of more adventurous pop music is hard to find because it’s almost impossible to sustain in the “accepted” methods.

For we creative folks, it is intrinsic. Just live to record another day!

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Free Spirit

© 2021 J. Mark Witters

Always chasing a mystery prize.
All varieties in one size.
Swept into the funnel of sale,
Or run out of town on a rail.

Free spirit, eclectic knave.
Absolute, steadfast, brave.
Clearly on the edge of fate
Ready for lift-off-sure and straight.

Just like painting with a broom,
Another bust becomes a boom.
Sadness fades, tears will dry
Free spirit sailing through the sky.

© 2021 J. Mark Witters Skyypilot Media Skyypilot.com

How?

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How?

How did things get so out-of-hand?

There are many factors.

Career Politicians

Let’s start with career politicians… Our country’s founders’ original intent was to be a limited time a legislator could serve.Then, he/she would have to return to live under the very laws they helped create. He/she would not have life-long tax payer funded benefits, either. Yes, he/she must work just like the people who voted them into office. Imagine that! We must have term limits.

The longer politicians are in Washington, the more likelihood of enriching themselves of the spoils of their “victory”. It’s a self-perpetuating graft machine. How does someone in office amass millions of dollars from their somewhat modest Congressional income? Insider trading, payoffs, etc. Let’s audit all of them. While you’re at it, audit the Fed, too.

With that money comes power. No wonder they don’t ever leave! They’re powerholics and need to dictate to the “little” people so they’ll feel important.

Schools

How did public schools get so awful?

Let’s start with teachers’ unions… They tend to be communist-leaning entitled, tenured, and untouchable. They control your children. Students are being taught things they are way too young to have exposure to: sex, racism, politics, etc. So, let the parents decide. They have been denied power in their children’s education. The young do not belong to the State (even though the left-wingers think they do).

Former bomb-planting terrorists of the 60’s became academics. They nestled in their administrative cocoons while sowing seeds of communism into the young and impressionable. They made a very comfortable living subverting the educational system. Overloading our system became part of their system.

Schools are teaching prejudicial and even false history to destroy truth and replaced by communist propaganda. They are only giving one-sided explanations; never letting an opposing viewpoint be heard. How’s that for “tolerance”? Where does critical thinking come in? Where are the choices. Where’s free speech?

There are many good teachers who are caught up in this, but it has to stop. Let the money follow the students wherever they and their parents decide (even follow it back home if verifiable criteria are met for their home-schooling). Let free market competition actually improve public education. End the teachers’ union. End government unions, too.

Propaganda

Look at all the propaganda we must wade through daily. The major networks are owned by six companies. They are culture’s only gatekeepers. Sounds like anti-trust litigation is in order.

Free speech shall not be impinged. Sue the social media companies until they understand this once and for all.

Fair journalism must be front-and-center.

News, music, movies, literature, etc. must have the highest, not lowest common denominator in mind. The audience isn’t stupid. Thinking allowed.

Religious Persecution

How did we devolve into religious persecution? Unfortunately, it’s always been here. Totalitarian societies use that to replace God with government and split the populace. It’s called “divide and conquer.”

Take away God, and you’re left with a rudderless, no-moral society. The United States of America was founded on a Covenant with God. We are a Christian country, endowed by our Creator. Our persecution will not prevent His truth.

History

How did we allow anarchists and communists to tear down statues, cancel, and rewrite history? Politically-correct mob rule to achieve this must not be tolerated. If people don’t know where they came from, they won’t know where they are headed. Schools and media are spreading lies. Don’t listen.

So…

So, where do we go from here? Seek the truth. Seek knowledge. Seek God.

Pray.

© 2021 J. Mark Witters Skyypilot Media Skyypilot.com