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I‟m calling this “Author‟s Foreplay” in the hopes that the name alone
will get you to read it. I find that I often don‟t bother to read a
“foreward” or a “preface”, or some such other word that means “read this
first, because it has something to explain about what is herein
following. So here it is my version of the beginning of a book.
Something I want you to understand about me and me writing this book: I
am getting help. I am getting “inspiration” (defined as “in spirit” or
“spirit within”). I am going to be using a lot of “definitions”, most of
which are from Webster‟s New World Dictionary of the American Language,
circa 1984, which is the one I happen to have on hand. The reason for
doing this is to bypass some of the confusion caused by “semantics”,
which I construe to mean “I heard what word you used, but do we have the
same point of reference with regard to what that word means?” So, a
definition of the word itself, where it comes from (like Latin, French,
Greek, etc.) may be helpful in getting me, the writer, and you, the
reader, on the same page. (Oh, Lord, please don‟t let me be
Yeah, another thing I‟m going to be using is song titles and song lyrics.
I, like most people, relate to the music I heard and loved as I was
growing up, in the full bloom and vigor of youth (which I have to say, is
something I dearly miss). Being a child of the “first generation of rock
„n roll”, I am very happy to have experienced the full gamut of music as
it came out, from “Rock Around the Clock”, to the early Elvis (who in my
book is especially memorable for giving me my first sexual stirrings
while watching him on Ed Sullivan) in the Fifties, to the music that
ushered in and came with the “consciousness-expanding” era that was the
Sixties, to the still-great music of the Seventies (as is witnessed by
its continuation in today‟s movies and commercials) to who knows what or
when. I may even throw in some disco references, as I loved to dance,
therefore loved disco. I find that the people who proclaimed disco to
“suck” either didn‟t know how or didn‟t want to embarrass themselves on
the dance floor - a personal observation. If you‟re one of those, please
excuse my generalization - it‟s another thing I‟m going to be doing a lot
As an observer of and participant in the “human condition”, I‟ve come to
some observational conclusions which you may or may not agree with. But
that‟s okay, we can and should agree to disagree (or not). But, as the
author-at-the-keyboard of this here book, I get to state my views. Should
you want to state yours, you‟ll just have to write your own book. Not a
bad idea, actually, because it really makes you get into your head and
heart, your ego and id, your beliefs and knowings, of which there can be
a big gap between.
Another thing I seriously want you to grok (from Robert Heinlein‟s
incredibly influential book of the Sixties: Stranger in a Strange Land(to
“grok” meaning to understand fully), I am not necessarily “there.” Where?
Well, so highly enlightened that I have the right to be telling you
what‟s what and what‟s not what. But, I do reserve the right to ramble on
anyhow, with the help of the aforementioned “spirit within” that not only
are the concepts put forth in this book “true” but that they are, in
fact, essential to the progress out of the “human condition.” How do I
define the “human condition?” Well, let‟s just say it ain‟t pretty. It
sort of looks to me (now that I‟m in my advanced years), that everything
we do we do backwards. The word “evil” is the word “live” backwards. This
may be a clue.
This book is called “Beyond B.S.” We all have the reference, I assume,
that B.S. stands for a certain bovine excrement and a certain affinity of
people to put forth that which may not be completely accurate or true.
Or, in this case, I‟m using it in terms of B.S. standing for “Belief
Systems” because that particular B.S. has us all by the short hairs.
Biblically speaking “It shall be done to you as you believe” is one thing
I find quite mystifying, as I‟ve generally believed some things that have
never come true. But, I also realize there must be a kink in my think,
for (according to certain teachings like “The Secret” and others), the
Universe is like one big Xerox machine, and what we put out we get back,
in kind. What does this mean, exactly? Well, that‟s basically the whole
leaning and looking at going on in this book.
The book actually does have a point, does have an agenda, and I want you
to be prepared for that. Get your resistance up, you might need it if
you‟re gonna hold on to that which you hold so dear, whether or not it is
working for you or against you: your B.S.‟s.
Hang on to your hats, it‟s gonna be a bumpy ride. One of the first
conditions of the human condition is that very little change happens
while things are going well, and even less when things are going really
well. But, we are now coming to a place on our planet where we‟ve screwed
things up so thoroughly that some “change gotta come.” And, of course,
the first thing we have to change and adapt is ourselves, so here we go:
let‟s take a good, hard, long look at ourselves (me not excluded).
I believe (you don‟t have to) that we have had a long period of
experimentation so that we might learn what not to do. But, we‟ve gotten
somewhat caught up in the “motion of the ocean” of the momentum and
confusion we‟ve not only been taught but may have been “tricked” into
believing. We may be now coming to what‟s been called a “level change”
where everything and everyone is “reassigned” according to what level of
consciousness we‟ve attained.
I, myself, have some directions of beingness I‟d rather not go in: I
don‟t particularly want to evolve in the direction of the Ferengi (you
know, those totally materially-oriented, big-eared ugly guys from Star
Trek, The Next Generation ); I don‟t particularly want to become Vulcan
(where everything is logic, with no feeling). I don‟t care to be
androidic, like Data, with incredible intelligence and speed, but
clueless to the finer points of being human, like humor and general
feelability. I guess the position on the Starship Enterprise I‟d most
like to hold would be Ship‟s Counselor (like the lovely Deanna Troi),
where sensing emotional states, differentiating between those telling the
truth (or those believing they‟re telling the truth) and those lying
through their teeth, and in general putting forth the best in feminine
vibes and abilities comes as natural as breathing. (That‟s if I can‟t be
Q, of course, who can go anywhere, create anything, and is a part of the
“Continuum”). It probably would be very tempting to “play with” humans if
you had that much knowledge, power and overview.
So, forward, onward, tally ho and all that, and if you make it, see you
at the end. We‟ll have a last chapter called “Satisfaction”, hopefully
not the Stones “I can‟t get no.” If you get disgusted with me (or
yourself for looking at yourself in the mirror and not getting a
favorable reflection), don‟t fret. You‟ll have plenty of chances for
changes from other sources. After all, growing in consciousness or going
backward are the only choices. It‟s basically the only game in town.
As we know from the Universe, everything is in constant motion, from
atoms to galaxies. We are the ones who sometimes like things to “remain
the same” which is basically an impossibility, not to mention not
necessarily a desired state. I have had it put succinctly to me like
this: ascend or ass end. Might be true, might not be. As Jeff Probst, the
host of Survivor, is so fond of saying “Immunity‟s back up for grabs.”
What is immunity? You can‟t be voted out of the tribe.
Thanks for foreplaying with me. Let‟s get on to the nitty-gritty that
will, hopefully, result in an orgasm of consciousness that will take us
both where we want to go and need to be. See you on the other side.
Michael Webster
301 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
Ph. (949) 949-7121. Fx. (949) 583-0154.
Mr. Webster is a United States Citizen of Native American Heritage.
America's leading authority on Venture Capital/Equity Funding, Trustee on
some of the nations largest trade Union funds. Labor Law, Teamster Union
Business Agent, General Organizer, Union Rank ñ - File Member
Representative, Grievances, NLRB Union Representative, Union Contract
Negotiator, Workers Compensation Appeals Board Hearing Representative and
a noted Author, Lecturer, Educator, Emergency Manager, Counter-Terrorist
Specialist and Business Consultant.
Michael Webster is a world-renowned expert on global economics,
financing, emergency management, preparedness and terrorism. He is the
author of Venture Capital, the Christian Covenant the RedRoad, the
LemonFast. And the United States Civil Defense Emergency Training Manual.
Mr. Webster has Collaborated on a Community Emergency Response Team
(CERT) course having over 300 plus pages

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