All Times Exist Now (2017)
All times exist now. The past lies in the present, the future lies in the present, it all lies here right now. What has happened on this land still happens around us — it happens through the actions of people now, it happens in the results of what happened in the past, but it is still happening — the murders are still happening, all around us. Of course we have troubles in this country, because the murders are still happening. All around us they are happening. Grief and horror and terror held in this country, undischarged, unresolved, because the murders are still happening.
When you close your eyes and stand on the street, you can feel it. When you look at the headlines and wonder how one more person in the U.S. can shoot multiple people with a gun, you can feel it. That’s because the murders are still happening. This is called the second amendment. We must all have the right, as if enshrined in nature, the right to have weapons in our hands that can kill. At any time, at all times.
When you look at the people you can see it. We are shellshocked from perpetual war, from rejection and humiliation and being beaten down into being unsure of where we are, who we are, and what we are doing. That is because the murders are still happening, and we are supposed to be happy about it. Because the murders of those people is somehow better, that it is somehow the way, the only way, that we can be here.
We are addicted to the murders. Without the murders we wouldn’t be here. Without the murders we would be locked away somewhere else, trying to be free. With the murders we are locked away here instead, locked away in our minds away from other people, thinking that somehow we are here when instead we are not free. Freedom is an illusion.
All times exist now. What was happening then is still happening now. It is still happening all around us and that is why we are not at peace. That is why things don’t make sense. We have inherited all of it. We are here now with all of the things that happened in the past that are still happening in the present. We are here now with all of the things that will happen in the future too. We don’t know what that is, the things that will happen in the future, the future things that are also around us now.
It is all here. All times are here, now.