First and foremost among the why’s is this. Docudharma was essentially conceived as an experimental piece of social and political art. (Although I never told anyone that, lol) When a piece of art is done, it is done. If the artist tries to keep it alive, it becomes a perverted form of itself that just withers on the vine and becomes ugly.
Mostly because there is no longer vibrancy, energy…..juice, running through it.
I would love someone or a group of someones to step up and put their energy into it, and continue to run the experiment and see what it turns into, and there is a month or so before we just pull the plug to do that.
If not, I will mourn the form, but celebrate the unique energy that very much rippled out from this place. And hope to refine and build upon it in a new form.
NOTHING can be accomplished politically now. The best we can hope for is a gathering of energy. The only thing that can make a difference (besides ‘events’) is people pooling their energy together to create a new ‘force.’
The Tea Party did that, but their organizing principle and motive was and is….hate. And of course, hate is destructive.
There has yet to be a thought, an idea, a form, or a venue that people can form around to create a Movement based on Love. A way for The Left to rise up. And scare the crap out of politicians to get them to respond. MAYBE this will happen in the next year or so…but it will not spring from politics or a have a political base.
It will be based on “Morality.”
Because what we are going through is the death of humanities moral soul.
And MAYBE it’s rebirth.
Humanity as we know it is in a moral crisis.
In a way it is a good moral crisis, because it comes from the death of dogmatic organized religion, under the weight of it’s own fairy tale myths. But in the interim between the death throes of 19th century morality and the invention of a new one….Oh Doctor!
That is one of the things we will be talking about in a new and different venue, unsullied by political considerations and hopefully outside of the inhibitions of political framing.
IF a true People’s Movement rises up to change politics, it will have to be based on a new morality. The old morality, just like the old political structure, is too old and corrupt to accomplish anything at this point. Entrenchment, corruption and just out and out ownership of the government by the most immoral people on earth (combined with inertia) has made it virtually impossible for Change to come politically. IF it happens it will happen due to some either miraculous or catastrophic events. Events that wake enough people to stand up and force an end to the corruption.
All you need to see to know this is the selling/buying of Obama’s political soul.
So for us, and we are by no means condemning anyone else for hanging in and trying, there is no point in pouring more energy into politics. It is time to get to the heart of the matter.
There are restrictions on political speech and debate. There are lines which you cannot draw outside of. And to be “credible” and consistent in the political world, especially the ridiculous and incredible political world, you have to end up becoming very….small. Limited. And those limits are artificial. They are imposed by other people who have also become very small, and wish/force others to join them.
The character named buhdydharma has become small. And ineffective. An old voice for an old time. Polarizing and divisive. And by far the worst of all….self limiting. I have tried to fight that, tried to have him remain large, but it hasn’t worked and it is to the point now where buhdy restricts Thadius. Buhdy really has nothing left to say, certainly not in the realm of politics. And Thadius does NOT want to fully and totally become buhdy, a limited creation, self restricted and small…with no real Voice left. And that has started to happen. Buhdy’s ego needs to die, lol, and since buhdy is a character that Thadius plays….all buhdy is is ego! That was useful at one point, when some powerful egos were needed to stand up and Yell Louder, (AND give out Ponies!) but that function is now counterproductive…in a world where good people need to find a way to come together in Love.
In the next few days I will try to, for fun and perhaps a gleam of edification, try to tell the story of how I became buhdy, lol, and came down from The Mountaintop to fight evil and seize The Moment. A Moment that was not seized, and that will not come back. (It was very much a longshot anyway, but there are longshots worth fighting for. Or were.)
And I will try to communicate, while still in that/this form, what we are pretending is going to happen at the new joint, when we are wearing new clothes, and acting out on this world that is indeed a stage, our new characters. I say pretend, because DD certainly turned out different than what I thought it would be, and so I am sure, will this new ……thing!