When you look into the Hubble telescope, you can see the beginning of
the universe. But was it the beginning of Terrorism or
Vigilance? Where should we look today for the answers to
Wednesday, March 10,
2004—Ground Zero Plus 910
Peering Into The Eye Of God? Or, The Beast Of Terror?
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--Mar.
10, 2004 -- Astronomers claim the Hubble telescope has just taken
pictures of the Eye Of God--that is, the beginning of the universe
give or take 300 million years or so.
History of the
Universe from the Hubble Telescope Scientists
The question is: Are they looking at
the Creational Eye of God or the Creational Eye of the Beast of
According to scientific Big Bang Theory,
around fifteen billion years ago nothing existed. Well,
nothing that we consider "existence." There was,
allegedly, no matter. Matter was compressed in infinite degrees
of perfection until it burst.
Or, better put, the world went BANG!
According to the scientists, out of
the quiet nothingness came existence. Matter shot through
space like shrapnel from a mortar, spewing planets here and suns
there, some spinning faster than others, each unique in its own way.
The celestial stage was set.
Enter stage right, The Universe. It
is hissing and burning, gestating as it struggles to stretch and yawn
itself into shape and form.
Part of the shaping was Earth.
About five billion years ago the earth was formed as part of this
Earth is now the home to the
Baltimore-based astronomy team that unveiled last week what it calls
the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image. It reveals a "close up" of
the emergence of stars in the universe formed in the first half
billion years following the Big Bang.
Astronomers at the Space
Telescope Science Institute of the Johns Hopkins University claim the
at hubblesite.org ) are a bird's eye view of
The Hubble opens to exploration
the period of time from 300 million to 700 million years of age, when,
theorists suggest, the first galaxies were burning themselves out of
the murk that descended when the fires of the Big Bang cooled. Dr.
Massimo Stiavelli, of the institute, called those years a crucial
period in the early life, "a teething for the universe." He added,
"Hubble takes us to within a stone's throw of the Big Bang itself."
telescope looking for the eye of God
Following this scientific
explanation, one could assume that the Hubble is looking at the Eye of
God. If one believes that some "force" or some "higher power"
orchestrated the design of all things for some purpose, then the
"moment of creation" must represent the Eye of God--or the Eye of
To some, there is a
great irony about wanting to know the source of all creation, to nail
it down to some specific time frame. By determining the
beginning of something implies that one can extrapolate its end point.
When you have created the "mortality" of something, it loses its
"immortal" nature; it is stripped of its mystical spirituality.
And, I'm not so sure that
the creation point the Hubble team seeks to establish is the Eye of
God. It could be the Eye of the Beast of Terror.
Huxley's quote provoked a great many questions
I saw a quote the other day that stated: "Maybe this world is
another planet's hell."
I looked at the
proclamation from the well-known writer and philosopher, Aldous Huxley.
It provoked a great deal of questions.
Why do humans constantly
battle between "good" and "bad," "right" and "wrong," "just" and
"unjust," "moral" and "immoral?"
Life is a
giant test, a challenge that pits our negative forces against our
positive ones. Our literature, art, history and
societal evolution is all about "right" versus "wrong," the triumph of
"good" over "evil."
If one were to look at the pages of our
history and ask: "How far have we come from the days when we
bashed each other's head with clubs, the distance wouldn't be much.
We may have improved the delivery system of the "club" but the
brutality by which we swing it hasn't changed.
And, I'm not just
referring to the War in Iraq or the countless conflicts raging in
nations. The wife or husband who takes a hammer to
the other's head, or the girl walking down the street who is
kidnapped, raped, beaten and killed is just as much a part of the same
caveman violence as the "smart bomb" slipping off target and smashing
into a school instead of a bunker.
With all our
religion and social justice efforts, have we really improved our
Terrorism by reducing it, or have we simply civilized the way we
poses countless other questions.
that prior to "creation" under the Big Bang Theory we were
"perfect,"--neither positive nor negative, not anti-matter or matter--
then following the explosion we became "imperfect." That
is, we became "matter," a combination of the positive and negative
forces that must push and pull at each other's elements to
create tension and gravity necessary to hold things in relative shape.
Did the Moment
of Creation birth the Eye of God or the Eye of the Beast?
Matter, after all, is
the presence of the imperfect for it requires the unequal vibrations
of positive and negative forces, the proton and neutron.
Take away gravity and we explode. A human being
sucked into space without a pressurized suit will explode/implode.
Nothing will not hold him or her together, only something will.
Nothing then, is perfection. Something is imperfection.
Out of Nothing came Something. The birth of the Universe!
So that forces the
question: Did the Moment of Creation birth the Eye of God or the Eye
of the Beast? Which one do we see when we look back at the dawn
Is Earth Purgatory,
the place where we try and "get it right" before being shipped up or
down for more training until we do get it "right?" Or, is it
simply the third rock from the sun? Just another mass of atoms
compressed and spinning at 1,000 miles an hour at 23.5 degrees tilt to
I wonder about
those astronomers looking back through time to within 300 million
years of "creation"--I wonder what goes through their minds.
Do they hope to see the faint image of "God" or the "Devil" impressed
into some celestial shroud, offering some signal as to why we as human
beings have struggled to evolve and have only lengthened our life so
that we might die in greater numbers at the hands of our own
destruction, our own brutal application of the same primal, feral
motivations that existed when we were "created?" Or, do they
simply want to shout: "There is no God! No Devil! No
Sentinel of Vigilance! No Beast of Terror! There is only
the Beginning. And, The End! That's all folks!"
I suppose the
scientists don't care that five billion years later human beings are
poised to wipe out one another with biochemical and nuclear
technology. The evolution of humanity is not relevant to the
Moment of Planetary Creation. The fact humans rule
one another with clubs four billion years after the first life form
appeared from the molten lava called earth, is a mere stitch in time.
But, science seeks to
date "creation," and by dating "creation," it implies it seeks to
establish a "reason" for existence.
Skeptically, one might think Earth was
the Beast of Terror's playground, and that he created it so he could
tease and torture the souls of all of us struggling to overcome his
power, but never being able to because we are "imperfect," and by the
nature of our imperfection, we can never achieve a constant state of
Vigilance, a state of perfect justice, or perfect peace, or perfect
the Big Bang of human nature?
But, Terrorism can
be perfect. It's ugliness is always the same.
It is perfectly horrible, perfectly senseless. It is the
Big Bang of human nature, the ripping, shredding, tearing apart of all
good, of all potential, wasting it in blood and anguish.
Those who have witnessed
Terrorism or been its victim know of its perfection. Once
Terrorized, the power of that event does not leave. It cannot be
mitigated. It haunts, as though embossed on the soul like a wart
that cannot be removed, a reminder that humanity is base and vile at
its lowest common denominator, selfish and cruel in its thirst to
achieve power over others and gloat over its exercise.
I refer not to just the
Hitlers or Osama bin Ladens or Saddam Husseins of the world, but also
to the abusive parent who strikes a child with hand or object, or
lashes at the child with stiletto tongue, slashing the child's self
worth with invectives such as: "I wish you weren't born....you'll
never amount to anything..."
come into existence when Cain smashed Able's brains out?
Human cruelty is not reserved just for
tyrants and butchers of history. The boss who abuses
workers, makes fun of them, pits them against one another, makes them
cower for fear of losing their jobs is just as much a tyrant as the
child abuser who molests his or her children.
The Hubble may have
peered back in time at the origins of the universe, but what good does
the effort to define the "dawn of existence" have to do with the lack
of any progress over that time?
Looking into the Eye of
God or the Eye of the Beast is not relevant to the history of our
non-evolution. The real telescope needs to track the
origins of Terrorism. When did it come into existence?
Was it when Eve ate the
apple? When Cain smashed Able's brains out?
When the first caveman or cavewoman clubbed someone else for a piece
And when was Vigilance
born? Did it appear when the first trial was held to
punish the wrongdoers who clubbed others? Did it
come when the citizens got together and told the bully to stop
bullying them or they would club him to death? Did it come
when someone stopped someone from doing something "wrong?"
Did it come about when some cave person knelt and begged the stars for
the power of peace over war, for happiness over sadness, for Courage
over Fear, for Conviction to trump Intimidation, for Right Actions
that benefit the Children's Children's Children to be greater than the
Complacency of being powerless over the unknown?
At ground zero
I wondered how far I had come from the jungles of Vietnam
At the World Trade Center on September 11,
2001, as I looked up at the people leaping from the burning buildings, and then stood shoved against a wall as hoards of people rushed up the
street, pushing and shoving others out of the way to save themselves
as the buildings fell around us--I wondered how far I had come from
the jungles of Vietnam where we burnt villages and shot and killed
anything that moved in what were termed "free fire zones."
I wondered about the mother who
drove her car into a pond with her children inside and watched them
drown. I wondered about priests molesting children of
their flock, and the parents of them who said nothing and let their
mute Voices cause the destruction of other innocent children.
I looked in the mirror at myself, at
all the "crimes" I have committed and been tried and convicted by
myself and others who hold me in contempt for my actions or lack of
them, and wondered how I could possibly sit in judgment of anyone or
anything. Further, I wondered what human being could.
Even the Pope, I'm sure, has
committed countless crimes against humanity.
So have we progressed?
Has the universe progressed?
telescopic hand reaching toward the moment of "creation"
This Hubble telescopic hand reaching
toward the moment of "creation" has dumbfounded me. We
human beings cannot figure out how to not beat ourselves and our
offspring to death with modern war clubs and modern emotional and
physical violence against one another, so how can the recognition of
beginning of time, or the birth of our universe, have any value to
It might only if we call that
moment the Birth of Terrorism.
Creation of Terrorism is not
subject to debate. It exists today in the same exact form as it
did at the dawn of time. There has been not one molecule taken
out of the equation. Fear, Intimidation and Complacency comprise
the Atoms of Terrorism.
What has changed is not the
gravity of Terrorism, its thirst to control and manage the universe,
but the desire of people to harness Terrorism, as we harness the power
of destruction for useful purposes.
Vigilance is about harnessing
the power of Terrorism. It is about taking the power of
Fear and bending it into Courage, and redirecting the flow of
Intimidation so it passes through the fermentation process to become
Conviction, and to distill the waste and sewage of Complacency so that
the purity of its by-product will be Right Actions that benefit the
Children's Children's Children.
Can we look at
Ground Zero as The Creation Point of Vigilance?
If we look at Ground Zero as The
Creation Point, perhaps it would do us better than trying to reach
back through space and time to find the origins of the Big Bang.
September 11, 2001, is as
good a time as any to launch the Vigilance Theory, the one that says
the evolution of the universe begins when Vigilance is given at least
One Percent more energy in the pursuit of perfection than Terrorism is
given in its mission to dominate human imperfection.
If there is a
Creation Point in the universe, it is that point where each individual
human being elects to take the Vow of Vigilance and live under the
Principles of Vigilance. It is when the belief that
TerrorThoughts can be controlled and managed with VigilantThoughts
that the universe begins.
when each individual singularly and collectively agrees that Courage,
Conviction and Right Actions are more valuable stars to examine than
the dimming red lights of Fear, Intimidation and Complacency.
Look into the Vigilance telescope. Look at yourself.
See in your eyes, and the eyes of the children, the future of the
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