The Transcendence Manifesto

The Transcendence Manifesto
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United State of Transcendence
I will wage love, not war
I will fight for what I believe in but I will harm no one
I will think and be peace
I will run wild through the streets celebrating the glory of being alive
I will lend a helping hand
Not only when it is convenient but when it is needed
I will not believe the hype
I will accept my divine right to accept my divine rights
I will glow in the dark and light up the sky
With a passion so bright that enlightens this knight
That I am and will continue to thrive to be even more with each passing day
I will reuse and recycle
Even when it is a pain in the ass
I will do my best to uphold the most noble of goals
Those of freedom beauty truth and love
I will fight the powers that be
I will start my own private revolution
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the Republic of Transcendence
I will respect no establishment unless I agree with its establishment
I will question authority
Especially my own
I will just say no to the new world order
I will promote causes and charities that I believe in
I will stand up for issues that I believe in
And if I get knocked down, I will stand up again
I will run naked through the streets reciting poetry and singing my favorite songs
For the sheer wreckless joy of wild abandonment that comes from being alive
I will eat ravenously but healthily
I will worship humanity
I will give when I can
And then give a little more
I will take only what is mine to take and nothing more
I will share when I can
And then share a little more
I will not feel guilty
I will not feel guilty when I do feel guilty
I will not go quietly into that good night
I will acknowledge and honor the God-like nature of myself and others
I will accept responsibility for everything that happens to me
I will fully expect others to do the same
I will stop giving away my power and the power of others to unseen forces
Imagined by the fearful minds of but a few
I will respect the differences of others around me
Even if it makes me feel uncomfortable at times
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United State of Transcendence
I will laugh often at my TV
Even when it is not turned on
I will mute the commercials
I will shun corporate bullshit
Refuse to suck the corporate cock
And blow the roof off the mutha every chance I get
I will help more people than Mother Theresa or at least die trying
I will not blame others when I create difficulty in my life
I will sing like Rufus
Shake like Elvis
And dance like Prince
I will accept the fact that I am a sexy bastard
I will see the beauty that is all around me
I will commit random acts of kindness
And will equally commit random acts of anarchy to disrupt the status quo
Recognizing that the status quo has never been that great to begin with
I will have lots of sex with beautiful women (or men) (or both)
I will stop pretending that I believe that Columbus discovered America
I will respect and defend women’s right to choose
I will respect other people’s sexual preferences
No matter how much it may freak me out
I will give a big fuck you salute to those few among us
Who are still ignorant enough to be homophobic
I will demand the truth from our civil servants
Who mistakenly on occasion think they are politicians
I will demand that they remember and acknowledge that they work for me
I will demand that they remember and acknowledge that they are not “in power”
But instead are no more nor no less than hired hands whose job it is to weild our power
I will hunt down and vote out the liars, even if that means none are left
I will go green stay green and live green
Even when it’s a downright pain in the ass
I will protect and defend the environment
I will not be politically correct
Because I do not believe in politics
I will “just say no” to mindless consumerism and the mass commercialization of everything around me
I will become a celebrity in my own right and stop giving attention to people who give nothing but repackaged products to make themselves more rich
I will take mainstream media with a grain of salt
I will give them even less
I will hunt down alternative sources for news and information
I will expect the best for myself and for everyone around me
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United State of Transcendence
I will fight to the death for what I believe in
Not for what I am told to believe in
I will do my best to rid my mind of and help wipe from the face of the earth
All forms of sexism, racism, chauvinism, looksism, moneyism, and any other isms that are not good for me or those around me
I will live eat sleep and breathe art for its own sake
I will paint my life as I want to see it
I will live the life of my dreams
And help others do the same
I will rebel when I have to
I will cry when I need to
I will laugh when I want to
I will love more and more each day
And then love some more
I will wage war on those who put religious or patriotic dogma above peace or reverence for life
I will pretend that I am God until I wake up one day and realize that I am God
I will not sleep my life away
I will remember to think
I will remember to feel
I will remember to breathe
I pledge allegiance to the United State of Transcendence
I will march on Washington like Dr. Martin Luther King
Wear my hair like Don King
And spit on the ground beneath anyone who claims to be a King
I will sing like Pavarotti in my brand new Masseratti
Make love like Don Juan
And come back like Rocky
I will float like a butterfly and sting like a bee
And have more style than Issey Miyakee
I will not the let the bastards drag me down
I will not do the Macarena
I will not go have a beer
I will laugh when someone says ‘that’s just the way it is’
I will climb every mountain
I will whistle while I work
I will rise and shine
I will be here now
For as surely as I will be here later
Blessed be to me
Nod nod wink wink
©2002 by Ed Hale. Feel free to copy and distribute freely

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