Catherine J. Frompovich, Guest
One of the main issues, which ought to be up front and center in the 2016 election cycle, is that of banks and banksters running and ruining countries and the global economy.
Their money games are trickier than any sleight of hand or magic rabbit-out-of-a-hat trick regarding fiat money they force-feed upon everyone, except those at the top of an elite pyramid they’ve created for themselves at the expense of everyone whom they consider below their supposed ‘elite’ status.
In this writer’s opinion, here’s a perfect example of how many of the elites operate to keep their rigged system not only going—but thriving—and in control, thereby leaving no one to stand up to them, that is, except little Iceland.
Where was Cyprus’s political resolve and starch; how about Greece? Are elite moneymen/women (Christine LaGarde ) trying now to break Great Britain because of Brexit? Every country should be taking a page out of Iceland’s play book on dealing with banksters:
Instead of doom and gloom, the flip side of Iceland’s drastic action everyone thought would destroy the country is that Iceland rises from the ashes of banking collapse and is thriving!
However, one politician—name unknown, but sounds British from his accent—is on video appearing to have had enough of “banksterisms” and spews his venom regarding central banks and their money schemes, which everyone really needs to hear, I think, as he calls the proverbial spade a spade!
However, the article Bankers Make a Mockery of the Law, and No One Goes to Jail exemplifies just what he’s venting about.
Sound familiar? Perhaps that’s why Hillary Clinton didn’t go to jail; she’s probably too chummy with Wall Street bankers and knows the ropes of the game played in committing money and political indiscretions that doom other unfortunates to pay for them, literally or figuratively, while the real big-time politicians and criminals get off scot-free, a la FBI Director James Comey . However, according to CNN Politics, “The GOP convention’s unofficial slogan: ‘Lock her up’  became a ‘mantra’ of sorts. Wouldn’t that be a hoot if it REALLY could happen—as that would show the elite controllers that the USA has a part of the male anatomy to do what Iceland did even to a presidential wannabee! Now that really would be change!
However, Bernie Sanders tried opening the banking can of worms but didn’t get too far with his Major Speech that has Bankers and Hillary Panicking. What difference does his speech make now that he’s endorsed Hillary for president? Furthermore, shouldn’t we ask what’s going on with the Clinton Foundation? [5,6]
In this review of 2016 presidential candidates on Wall Street and banking policy we learned of the former wannabe candidates’ proposals for dealing with the current obviously insurmountable fiscal problems smothering the USA. Perhaps – maybe (?) Donald J Trump has one of the better, if not the best, approaches offered, as he:
$10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated. It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America.
That certainly would have curtailed the scheme of creating money out of nothing by issuing consumer loans that made banksters probably richer than ever before and too big to fail, but has created more debt than anyone probably can afford to pay back (student loans?), plus a free-for-all spending attitude within the White House.
Will we ever be able to pay off the national debt, which is over $19.3 Trillion?  When one studies the U.S. Debt Clock, reality ought to set in that the USA definitely needs leadership that will not put us further down the financial rabbit hole, but institute programs that will make everyone pull their weight and implement what JFK said, “Ask notwhat your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Working at a full-time, paying job could be a good first step!
Isn’t it time for everyone to step up and do his/her part, especially the banksters who should stop being robber barons  or be stopped forcefully, like Iceland stopped their economic siphons?
About the Author
Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.
Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.
Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)
Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich coming in Summer 2016
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Dr. Mercola, Guest
In the featured video, journalist Abby Martin discusses Monsanto’s rise to power and how the company has managed to saturate the global environment with its toxic chemicals, largely through immoral means.
In May, the University of San Francisco revealed the results from a testing project that began in 2015. The tests, commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), found that 93 percent of Americans have detectable levels of the chemical glyphosate in their urine.1
Glyphosate is the most widely used agricultural chemical in the world, and it’s an active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup. As noted by the Detox Project:2
“Glyphosate, labeled a ‘probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015, has now been revealed to be ubiquitous in the first ever comprehensive and validated LC/MS/MS testing project to be carried out across America…
Glyphosate was found … at an average level of 3.096 parts per billion (ppb). Children had the highest levels with an average of 3.586 ppb. The regions with the highest levels were the West and the Midwest with an average of 3.053 ppb and 3.050 ppb respectively.”
Glyphosate Contamination Is ‘Everywhere’
Glyphosate has been found in a wide array of samples, including blood, urine, breast milk, drinking water and more. Results from a German study3 published in 2012 showed that even people who have no direct contact with agriculture have significant concentrations of glyphosate in their urine.
In fact, every single urine sample collected from city dwellers around Berlin tested positive for glyphosate, with values ranging from 0.5 to 2 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml), which is between five and 20 times the permissible upper limit for glyphosate in German drinking water, set at 0.1 ng/ml.
Why do most people have traces of this probable carcinogen in their bodies, regardless of where they live?
The answer is because glyphosate is sprayed on virtually all food crops around the world. In fact,glyphosate is the most heavily used weed killer in history. Roundup is the most commonly used formulation but glyphosate can also be found in other pesticide formulas.4
Since 1974, 1.8 million tons of glyphosate have been applied to US fields; two-thirds of that volume has been sprayed in the last 10 years.5
In 2014 alone, farmers sprayed enough glyphosate to apply 0.8 pounds of the chemical to every acre of cultivated cropland in the US Between 1974 and 2014, 9.4 million tons of glyphosate was used worldwide.
SAD NEWS: House Passes DARK Act Compromise
The House passed a compromise to the DARK Act that will force food distributors to disclose the presence of genetically “engineered” (GE) ingredients with a smartphone scan code. It’s now headed to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or genetically “engineered” (GE) foods, are live organisms whose genetic components have been artificially manipulated in a laboratory setting through creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and even viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
GMO proponents claim that genetic engineering is “safe and beneficial,” and that it advances the agricultural industry. They also say that GMOs help ensure the global food supply and sustainability. But is there any truth to these claims? I believe not. For years, I’ve stated the belief that GMOs pose one of the greatest threats to life on the planet. Genetic engineering is NOT the safe and beneficial technology that it is touted to be.
The FDA cleared the way for GE (Genetically Engineered) Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption. Thanks to added language in the federal spending bill, the product will require special labeling so at least consumers will have the ability to identify the GE salmon in stores. However, it’s imperative ALL GE foods be labeled clearly without a smartphone scan code because not everyone owns a smartphone.
The FDA is threatening the existence of our food supply. We have to start taking action now. I urge you to share this article with friends and family. If we act together, we can make a difference and put an end to the absurdity.
Boycott Smart Labels Today
When you see the QR code or so-called Smart Label on a food product, pass it by. Products bearing the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association’s (GMA) Smart Label mark are in all likelihood filled with pesticides and/or GMO ingredients.
The GMA’s 300-plus members include chemical technology companies, GE seed and food and beverage companies.
Monsanto, Dow and Coca-Cola are just some of the heavy-hitters in this powerful industry group, which has showed no qualms about doing whatever it takes to protect the interest of its members.
Don’t waste your time searching through their website, which may or may not contain the information you’re looking for. If they insist on wasting your time and making your shopping difficult, why reward them with a purchase? A little known fact is that the GMA actually owns the “Smart Label” trademark that Congress has accepted as a so-called “compromise” to on-package GMO labeling, and that’s another reason why I believe the Smart Label mark is the mark of those with something to hide such as Monsanto.
Will you financially support a corrupt, toxic and unsustainable food system, or a healthy, regenerative one? There are many options available besides big-brand processed foods that are part of the “GMA’s verified ring of deception.” You can:
Campbell’s, Mars, Kellogg’s, ConAgra and General Mills all vowed to voluntarily comply with Vermont’s GMO labeling law by labeling all of their foods sold across the U.S. Will their plans change if the current “compromise” gets passed by the Senate? That remains to be seen, but if you like these companies, I would encourage you to reach out to them and ask them to remain steadfast in their promise.
Non-GMO Food Resources by Country
If you are searching for non-GMO foods, here is a list of trusted sites you can visit.
David Ludden Ph.D., Guest
The Psych Club at my college was hosting a colloquium on “The Psychology of Superheroes,” and they asked me if I’d join the panel discussion, posing as my favorite comic book character.
“I don’t know anything about superheroes,” I told them. And it’s true. I never read comic books as a kid, and I have no interest in the superhero action movies that Hollywood endlessly rolls out.
“Then what about a supervillain?” one of them asked.
“Yeah, you look just like Lex Luthor,” said another, pointing at my shiny pate.
Supervillain? Now that sounded tempting. And I’d just finished reading an article on “successful psychopaths” that I could reference in the discussion. So I said I’d do it.
According to Emory psychologist Scott Lilienfeld and his colleagues, a psychopath displays a paradoxicalpersonality type. They’re charming, articulate, and fearless, yet at the same time they’re self-centered and they show no sense of empathy or remorse as they repeatedly violate the rights of others. The serial killer is perhaps the prototypical psychopath, and, to be sure, plenty of psychopaths end up behind bars serving long sentences. Lilienfeld and colleagues dub these “unsuccessful psychopaths.”
When psychopathy is mixed with a high degree of intelligence and a strong ability to delay gratification, the result is a ruthless, Machiavellian type whose path to power is paved with the dashed dreams and broken bodies of countless others. Yet “successful psychopaths” are too clever to ever get punished for their crimes. On the contrary, they often reach the highest echelons of business, government, military and law enforcement, even professional sports.
Banana republic dictators are certainly all successful psychopaths, because they live in lawless, unstructured societies where only the ruthless flourish. The wolves of Wall Street, who regularly push our financial system to the brink of collapse for their own personal gain, are undoubtedly successful psychopaths as well.
You might well think there’d be safeguards against psychopaths rising to power in a constitutional democracy such as ours, but you’d be mistaken. Lilienfeld and his coauthors report on a personality analysis of the first 42 presidents, which found that success in the White House was strongly correlated with the traits of the successful psychopath. These traits can also be found among current contenders for the presidency, especially those high in the polls.
Lilienfeld and his colleagues point out that the research on successful psychopathy is scant. In part this is because many in the field consider the concept an oxymoron. How can you be successful and pathological at the same time? Research instead has focused on the unsuccessful psychopath, in particular those convicted of heinous crimes. To a certain degree, this is due to a legitimate desire to better understand criminality and its causes. They’re also easy to find, since there are plenty to be studied in any given prison.
Studies of successful psychopathy typically recruit research participants through newspaper ads. One such notice advertised for people who were “charming, aggressive, carefree people who are impulsively irresponsible but are good at handling people and looking out for number one.” Apparently, successful psychopaths know who they are and don’t wish to hide their true identity, because plenty respond. Subsequent tests confirm high levels of traits associated with antisocial personality disorder but also of positive traits such as extraversion and conscientiousness.
For the superhero panel discussion, I thought Lex Luthor would be a good candidate for a diagnosis of successful psychopath, but I had to do some more research. (Really, all I knew about him was that he was Superman’s arch-nemesis and that he had a bald head.) I expected a brief Wikipedia stub, but what I found was a detailed and well written article on Lex Luthor that was even longer than the encyclopedia entry for our current president! (12994 words for Luthor, 11476 words for Obama. By comparison, presidential contender and Lex Luthor impersonator Donald Trump only gets 8850 words in Wikipedia—not so huge!)
References in the Wikipedia article included, among others, the DC Comics website, an onlineEncyclopedia of Superman, a Superman Homepage, and a comic book wiki. I felt as though I’d tumbled from my ivory tower into an alternate universe of comic book scholarship. Here’s just a snippet of the DC Comics website entry on Lex Luthor:
“A self-made man whose immeasurable intellect is always in conflict with his equally immeasurable ego, Lex Luthor is one of the world’s most brilliant minds and most famous villains. From a young age, Lex utilized his almost unparalleled acumen to build himself a financial empire through hard work and dedication—but mainly through the strategic use of intimidation, bribery and murder. Sacrificing other people became simply a means to an end on the path to success, but Luthor always made sure none of his deplorable acts could be traced back to him. Instead, his climb to power and rise in status made him someone to look up to, someone people wanted to emulate—and he relished in the adoration.”
This description fits the profile of the successful psychopath to a T.
I also learned that, in the DC Universe, Lex Luthor even made a successful bid for President of the United States. Which leads me back to the title of this blog post. Might we actually elect a psychopath for president? We may have done it before. But I do hope that this time we, as a nation, can see through the guile of this year’s bumper crop of presidential hopefuls and elect a person who has the best interests of the nation at heart.
Update: Just before posting this entry, I learned that the “Psychology of Superheroes” colloquium had been canceled. Superman was a no-show. He must have found out about my stash of kryptonite. Curses, foiled again!
About the Author
David Ludden is the author of The Psychology of Language: An Integrated Approach (SAGE Publications).
Lilienfeld, S., Watts, A. L., & Smith, S. F. (2015). Successful psychopathy: A scientific status report. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 298-303.
Lex Luthor. DC Comics. Retrieved from http://www.dccomics.com/characters/lex-luthor on October 24, 2015.
**This article (Psychopath for President?) was originally featured at Psychology Today.
M.J. Higby, Contributor
“It was apparent that materialism was in complete control of the economic structure, the final objective of which was for the individual to become part of a system providing an economic security at the expense of the human soul, mind and body.” – Manly P. Hall
We are born into this world with the most amazing tool to shape our life: an open mind, a brain without connections. We spend the first five or so years navigating the outside world without any preconceived notions. We learn using our senses and we see reality as it is, not “how it should be.” Imagination, at this point, has no limit.
At around the age of five, we enter the school system, where a one size fits all philosophy dominates. For the next thirteen years, we learn how to read, write and do math. It’s during this period that the atrophy of the spirit begins. While learning these logical, left-brained, and in today’s world, useless aptitudes, the holistic, idea-generating right brain begins to die. We instead become logical and robotic.Imagination ceases to exist.
After these thirteen years, we come off the assembly line, ready to diversify into our chosen field of study. We borrow tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to prepare for a career that, according to a 2013 and 2014 Gallup poll, will have us working on average 47 hours per week, not including commute time. This, along with the stress-related health effects that come with it, will be our reality until the retirement age of 67. If we stay on the workforce this long, we collect 100% of social security benefits.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the life expectancy in the U.S. is 78.7 years, as of 2012. Taking all of this into account, the anatomy of our life becomes clear. It consists of 62 years of training for, and working through a career sandwiched between five years of open-mindedness at the beginning of life and eleven years of declining health at the other end, known as retirement.
I practice medicine for a living and in this age group of 67 and older, the typical medical history includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, gastric reflux, depression and anxiety. These are all branches of a tree of diseases rooted in stress.
The first step in the process of change is discontent, and these facts should anger you. The ray of hope in these clouds of despair, however, is that we have the power to change this reality. It was only when I fell flat on my face financially, that I adopted the low-consumption lifestyle that I now follow. In the process, I have become spiritually affluent.
Money should be thought of in terms of time and energy, and whether we like it or not, when we have money working for us through investments, we have more time for ourselves.
The following timeless sayings have the power to guide us away from a life of debt slavery and toward a life full of creativity, control and free will. These three sayings symbolize the problem and the price we pay to indulge in this game of debt-slavery. The solution to break free from this insanity is investing.
“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.” – Tyler Durden, Fight Club
America’s vision of wealth conjures up visions of expensive cars and big houses in gated communities. Realize this: every time you see these physical manifestations of wealth, they are illusory. In reality, they are most likely manifestations of debt. The average owner of these accoutrements, in terms of net worth, could not afford to pay for the tires on the car, or the roof on the house without digging the hole of debt deeper.
Instead of focusing on the accumulation of symbols of wealth, we should focus on actually acquiring wealth. In doing so, we acquire freedom. By extension, we live our lives not governed by fear, but instead by excitement and adventure. We have the time to indulge in our truest calling and our deepest passions. We cease to be controlled, but instead, we control. Wealth equals time. The picture of life painted by the advertising industry is the grandest of illusions.
“A man in debt is so far a slave.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Two measurements to gauge household debt are commonly employed: percentage of household debt relative to the size of the economy (GDP), and percentage compared to disposable income. In 1980, the former was 50% and the latter, 70%. In 2010, these numbers are 85% and 115% respectively, a significant reversal.
The above numbers are bad for those of us who wish to use our lives for more creative and noble purposes. When saddled with debt, worry and anxiety colors our existence. These negative thoughts crowd out the positive, productive thoughts. We are no longer free to think.
To take our freedom back, spend no more than one-quarter of your monthly take-home household income on housing, whether it’s rent or mortgage payments. For everything else, pay cash. Mine and my wife’s two cars, combined, are worth $8000. I personally have no desire to borrow thirty-thousand dollars, which over a five-year term at an interest rate of 4.46% (the average interest rate for a new car) will have me paying back $33,524 for something that, according to Carfax will lose 60% of its value during that five-year term. After that five year period, the thirty-thousand-dollar car would now be worth twelve thousand.As long as you have debt, you are an obligated worker.
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it.” – Albert Einstein
Realizing that advertisements are an illusion, and that debt and loss of freedom is the price to pay for this illusion, the solution is to turn the interest equation in your favor.
According to Bankrate.com, investing $5000 per year at 10% interest, which is the average interest earned by the S&P since its inception, will, at 30 years, have you at $904,717. I’ve personally read several years-worth of books on the subject of personal finance. I’ve also tried the “get rich quick” schemes, such as real estate investing. I’ve been through short-sales and foreclosures as a result, and these were some of the lowest points of my life. What I can distill from all of this experience can be summed up in a few sentences.
There are four enemies of wealth: debt, taxes, inflation and time. Besides inflation, we can control the other three to an extent. First off, take on as little debt as possible. Forget the Mercedes and forget the big house, or embrace them at the expense of your freedom. Instead, buy assets, not liabilities, through tax-friendly investments such as through a 401K or Roth IRA and start this process as early as possible. Remember that investing doesn’t need to be complicated, although the “experts” would have you believe so.
Two simple books to read on this subject that I recommend are Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey, and The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, by John C. Bogle. Keep it simple and remember that investing is a game, not of inches, but of tenths of inches projected over a long period of time. Reject the seminars that promise to make you an overnight millionaire, as they’re run by charlatans.
If we are to become self-directing, self-governing and truly free-willed individuals, we need to first shed our illusory notion of wealth. Instead, wealth should be thought of in spiritual terms.
Let’s ask ourselves, not how to live, but how to die. Have we left our kids, grandkids and the community at large, better off? Is society wiser because of us? When we pass on, did our ideas and potential pass on with us, or did we release them outward to the universe to improve humanity?
The most expensive of materials will crumble with time, but the most expansive of ideas, if released, will live on for eternity. Nietzsche, The Buddha and Socrates didn’t spend their lives pre-occupied with materialistic wealth. It’s time to give a middle-finger to the high-consumption, phony lifestyle that’s espoused by the advertisers. In doing so, we prevent the atrophy of our spirit.
About the Author
M.J. Higby practices medicine in Phoenix, AZ. He is passionate about martial arts, most notably Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He enjoys writing about mental, spiritual and physical well being and questioning the methods by which we attain it. You can reach him on Facebook and Twitter @MJHigby
Rob Parker, Contributor
What is consciousness anyway?
Is it a “tingly” warm feeling you get while meditating? Is it a mystical religious out of body experience? Well, for some maybe, but to the extent symbolic words metaphorically explain– it’s the ineffable quality of “what’s missing”.
So, let me clarify. Many have experienced the death of a beloved family member or pet and attended a viewing or funeral. Upon viewing the deceased, the “thing” that on inspection is “missing” is a first order “animating spark” of energy–that “gleam” in the eye, the certainty of an “I know you’re in there” presence. Some would say, the spirit, soul, or life essence–the creative energy force that animates and drives each of us toward its source. Consciousness is the pre-existent ‘is-ness’ or ‘I am-ness’ presence. It bemusedly and non-judgmentally regards ego and its “silly” antics a priori. Consciousness and love are synonymous.
But wait, didn’t René Descartes say “I think therefore, I am.” Yes, he did, but–in doing so he articulated the core error of who, and what humanness truly is. What Descartes meant to say was “I think therefore, I am ego.” Which begs the question, what is the abstract notion of ego?
Well, it’s the compulsive, distracting and noisily repetitive English voice in one’s head. The rudely “chatty” voice interfering with and interrupting your concentration while reading this article. Ego mind “rattles about” in one’s head, reaching back to re-play “newsreels” from the past creating anger, remorse, sorrow and regret, or reaching forward into the un-manifested future creating worry, anxiety, fear (of death) and foreboding–usurping control and draining one’s energy. Ego is at once, brilliant and dangerously mentally ill–repeatedly demonstrated in both the 20th and 21st centuries alone, it’s self-loathing murder of humanity during “societally approved” insane periods of warfare–escalating in psychopathic cruelty and efficiency with each new military technical advancement. Ego and hate are synonymous.
Hold on a second, you say–isn’t humanity’s creative development of culture, technology and the merits of modern contemporary society made possible by the ego mind’s scientific interface to reality via sight, sound, taste, touch and smell?
Well, yes and no.
Consider sight, for example, when a reflected light image enters the eye striking the retina, then somehow or another it passes through the Thalamus, ultimately reaching the Visual Cortex. To the best of our current scientific knowledge, no fiber optic glass fibers are threaded between the retina leading to the Visual Cortex, furthermore, it’s dark inside the skull. So, how does continuous, speed of light energy swiftly reach the visual cortex and become interpreted as an object? Is it multiple chemical pathways?
Fast synaptic junctions mediated by neural transmitters? No, what the human brain is in fact performing is Fourier Transform calculations, converting resonating energy densities into recognizable objects, all within the confines of the skull. Likewise, for lower energy sound waves, or resonating energy touch frequencies, or vibrating olfactory and taste frequencies. There is no “out there–out there.” All Fourier Transform interpretations occur within the confines of the human skull. The only “thing” that is physically present and “out there” is energy–a lot of energy, in all its myriad and remarkable forms–”knotted energy” as Buckminster Fuller referred to it. The brain, euphemistically, is a consciousness antenna of sorts receiving information from the field and imprinting generated memories (the past) on the energetic vacuum field milieu (the void) that everyone and everything is immersed in.
So, then–where does Unified Physics fit into the equation?
Well, like this:
This is an Icosahedral Vector Metric–so what, you say. One benefit for a famous physicist is that you may have physical constants named after you. The graphic above is also known as a Plank Spherical Unit (after Max Planck). Except in physics, it’s a physical constant, or the size of the smallest possible unit of light, and only 1.618 x 10⁻³⁵ meters in length (extremely small). It weighs 1 x 10⁻⁵ grams (very light). The diameter of a Proton is known, and it turns out that 1 x 10⁶⁰ (a lot of) Plank Spherical Units fit inside. If one multiplies the PSU weight (1 x 10⁻⁵ grams) by the number of PSU’s fitting inside a proton, you wind up with, not coincidentally, the mass of the universe 1 x 10⁵⁵ grams (extremely heavy). It’s here that the dichotomy of the very tiny micro environment of atoms, dovetail with the extremely large scaling cosmology of the universe.
So how does the “flower of life” relate to the Unified Energy Field, and the energy mentioned in the above? When one subtracts the circles from the picture above you’re left with the “sine qua non” essential skeletal structure of the zero point vacuum of space-time:
This skeletal framework is the most stable geometry known. Contained within each cubic centimeter (cm³ – the size of a sugar cube) of space, there is an energy density of 1 x 10⁹⁴ grams/cm³, or 11 tons of energy (exceedingly large amount). Even an extremely large thermonuclear explosion is just a tiny fraction of the aggregate energy potential from the entire space-time field.
The most obvious implication for modern society is an unlimited source of (zero-point) energy to power our homes, factories, cars, planes and so on. Wars fought for natural resource exploitation (oil, natural gas, coal) and other dwindling legacy energy sources would become a relic of the past,reducing the dependency on a currency driven economic model. Other environmental impacts would be quickly seen and our small green planet could begin to heal itself.
About the Author
Rob Parker has had an abiding and ongoing interest in consciousness, the paranormal and spiritual awareness that began at least in junior high school. Rob and his wife reside in Central Virginia with a dog, two cats, two parrots, one laying hen and various and sundry house plants. Rob can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org – note, only respectful and positive missives will be read and replied to.
– The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot
– The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle
– The Grand Illusion: A Synthesis of Science and Spirituality, by Brendan D. Murphy
– The Resonance Academy, Technical Director, Nassim Haramein – http://academy.resonance.is/
– Cosmometry WebMaster and Director, Marshall Lefferts – http://cosmometry.net/home
Ethan Indigo Smith, Contributor
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” ~ Pericles
The Political Bottom Line
Everything is political, but firstly it’s biological. This is the concept behind my recent article on biological oligarchical collectivism. It’s simply a swift way of saying that, whether realized or not, our lives are influenced by politics, local and international, past and present — but no matter how important this is to understand, it is even more important to understand that despite the insidious infiltration of politics into every strata of human existence, we are still biological beings. No matter one’s political tendencies or ideologies, we need clean air and water and quality food in order to even begin to contemplate political and social objectives, let alone participate in the world.
Politics permeates everything in society. Politics is something we are immersed in. The people of Flint, Michigan, who cannot drink politics, realize this most directly. We are biological beings firstly, before we are social and political beings. It is only the rhetoric of government and corporations that leads us to prioritize our lives otherwise.
All the politicized, institutionalized, mechanized interaction between individuals and institutions stem from psychological and biological reasons and responses. Sometimes we may not understand our own biological reasons and responses because we live under the limits of our biology, using it to understand it. And yet we know it to be true from observation and experience. It is our biological fear response, for example, that is exploited by government for the political gains of war.
Indeed, every political problem stems from ingrained biological responses and, judging from the continuous institutional war on individualism and destruction of Earth mother, perhaps deep psychological pathology.
Political, Biological… Spiritual
As I said, everything is political but firstly biological… and originally, it is spiritual. Despite our deep primordial connection to the Earth, animals, plants, each other, the seasons, planetary bodies, and forces of the universe far greater than ourselves, the postmodern collective has gone astray, lacking spirituality, left hungry and distracted by the mechanics of institutional imperialism.
Many individuals, despite their spiritual origins and political predicament, never comprehend the spiritual or political stratum of existence. Many consider little beyond their biological needs. And this apathy to realms of reality beyond physical attainment, is the biggest problem we face, with the greatest shielding. The encroachment of politics on our biological and spiritual lives, and the majority’s apathy to it, is an unyielding dynamic in our society. This apathy to the actions of government actually perpetuates the problem, helping to embed the prioritization of political and corporate motives over our biological and primordial/spiritual needs as the status quo.
No matter the particular variation of government, this kind of politics eventually degrades to oligarchical collectivism — which serves only those in power — and ultimately, into biological oligarchical collectivism, which threatens our biological wellbeing in the process.
(For more on biological oligarchical collectivism, please see my recent article, Oligarchical Collectivism: The Institutional “ism” That Threatens Our Very Biology, or simply consider the politics that led to the ongoing health crisis in Flint, Michigan.)
What Would Jesus Do?
What is the solution? Well, let’s see… What would Jesus do? Now I don’t ask this in the Bible-pushing, monotheistic way that you might be accustomed to hearing. In fact, I openly reject monotheism — the religious doctrine that there is only one true “God” — as a form of institutionalization. Rather, I ask the question “What would Jesus do?” as a spiritual human who, like the Jesus archetype, appreciates the value of individuals and not institutions.
The bible’s Cleansing of the Temple narrative tells of Jesus expelling the merchants and money-changers from the Temple, accusing them of turning the Temple into a den of thieves, and declaring “My house shall be a house of prayer.” He went through an intense process of self-development and refinement. He became a teacher and healer, challenging the prevailing morality. Sound familiar?
The story of Jesus offers the solution to the problem of institutionalization we face today: the millennia-old dilemma of oligarchical collectivism, of prioritizing commercial over spiritual interests. Today, this is the political bottom line. No matter what is going on in the world, no matter the political agenda being pushed, we must perform the inner-work to develop and define our own consciousness. Refinement and healing of the Self is the first step toward individuation, which is the first step to being an empowered individual among power-seeking institutions… which is the first step toward changing the political bottom line. The next step is to teach and, when possible, contribute to healing others. As Jesus demonstrated, after one heals, one forgives and heals others. But we can only find this ability if firstly we have found healing for our Self.
At the Last Supper, as the story goes, Jesus told his disciples to remember his death. Yes, despite his apparently miraculous birth, Jesus told his closest friends, the night before he passed, to remember how he left this world rather than how he arrived — to remember his legacy of spiritual achievements, not his (miraculous) biological inheritance. Jesus developed himself and then focused on teaching and healing, as well as confronting the “den of thieves” — the political and commercial profiteers of his day. He confronted and called out the money changers and merchants, and the militaristic authorities, and re-asserted the value of spirituality. However the oligarchical power-seekers collectivized and subverted the spiritual aspects he advocated — and this was the final straw for Jesus.
Everything is political, but first it’s biological, and before that it’s spiritual. No matter if the oligarchies are armed with swords or depleted uranium missiles, as they are today, the solution to the ever-impending and ever-expanding nature of oligarchical collectivism is to be like Jesus — to value the spiritual over all else, political, commercial or otherwise. In order to counter the political bottom line we face today, we must become powerful refined individuals focused on teaching and healing. There are already so many healers and teachers in the world today who embody this “Christ consciousness”, working to counter institutionalization and politicization in peaceful manners, mainly by developing themselves and assisting others directly. In order to surpass the political bottom line that has persisted throughout history, we need to create a new metaphysical paradigm to replace it.
Whether one views the bible as allegorical or literal, the story of Jesus provides powerful lessons, and these lessons are more profound the better one is able to sift through the controlling layers of monotheistic, monothematic consciousness contained therein. Remember, Jesus spoke of no “true religion” but was simply a prophet of love, healing and justice. Be a lightworker, just as Jesus was. Confront and heal your shadow aspects and learn to work in the light. Develop yourself, teach others and stand up against the politics of oligarchical collectivism, which values power and the powerful over humans and humanity. Forget the dogma and the institutionalization, and focus on working in the light, no matter what. Refine yourself and then be yourself, as a healer and teacher, and peacefully confront the oligarchies — like Jesus.
Another important remedy to oligarchical collectivism is to think on different lines than the status quo and the majority. Most people see matters in terms of their own perspective or even selfish benefit, however the terms they think are to their benefit are often enough to their detriment — such as the example of commercial globalization, which provides people with cheap convenient access to resources and products but to the detriment of personal self-sufficiency, local economies and our environment, which are ultimately of detriment to people. Look beyond the perspective of the self, and the status quo of the majority, and allow the “Christ consciousness” to inform your thoughts and actions, in everything you do.
But, while the focus of this discussion has been the lesson of the Jesus allegory, the spiritual solution to our political bottom line can be found in spiritual teachings of all kinds. One of the most profound spiritual teachers, right up there with Jesus (as long as monotheism isn’t the focus), is Milarepa, one of Tibet’s most famous yogis and poets.
Milarepa is the Patron Saint of Tibet. Of all the amazing teachers and yogis, including Milarepa’s own teacher Naropa, Milarepa is the most honored of all yogis, and perhaps he himself is the very source of the ‘wise man on the mountain’archetype; the slightly strange yogi in rags, that resides atop the highest cave in the most secluded valley, awaiting seeker’s arrival with the answer to his question. Milarepa was primarily known for changing the world through his own enlightenment. He is further known for offering answers or understandings which were completely counterintuitive to the average individual involved, and in fact transcended the problems he was presented, rather than attempting to solve them with the kind of thinking that created them. This is the nature of spirituality.
The political bottom line, the solution to biological oligarchical collectivism, and the confinement of politics, is to work in the light, like Jesus, like Milarepa, and like so many countless other well-known and nameless healers and righteous rebels. Empower yourself as an individual, empower others and take on the institutional powers that are nefarious or exploitative. The solutions to political problems are spiritual practices. The solution to political institutionalization is to enhance your consciousness and become a lightworker, or a rainbow warrior, because the best way to contrast the institutionalization of the entire planet is to enhance consciousness individuation across the entire planet. The political bottom line is a spiritual one, the political bottom line is not religious oriented necessarily, but spiritual.
Politics is the highest social station of the lowest form of social thinking. It is not an ascended mode, nor is it made up of ascended people. It is just the highest operation of the lowest and most basic. The political bottom line, the way to empower individuals and disempower institutions is to be spiritual, and in some manner, or by every means at your disposal, rise above the highest operation of the lowest motivation. The political bottom line is to be spiritual.
About the Author
Activist, author and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California. Guided by a keen sense of integrity and humanity, Ethan’s work is both deeply connected and extremely insightful, blending philosophy, politics, activism, spirituality, meditation and a unique sense of humour.
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This article (Can Spirituality Overcome the Oligarchy?) was originally created and published by Wake Up World and is re-posted here with permission.
Zen Gardner, Guest
It’s been quite a concern for me for some time now watching the growing information fascination phenomenon metastasize. It’s become contagious and extremely toxic for those who should have transcended this energetic level some time ago. If we are aware of the fact that we are co-creators of our reality, why are we fixated on this dark, false imposed one and its projection instead of what we know to be true and pure and empowering?
Sure, we need to be aware of what’s going on around us and see through this façade, but once we do, then what?
Why do we dwell on these dark temporal and clearly manipulative realities? Once we know they’re negatively charged and spiritually poisonous and clearly coming from the wrong source, why do we keep drinking at their well? Is the next purely logical step so hard to take? To break free of it and assert what we know to be the true alternative world? Or is something even more close to home afoot – having to do with our own personal issues?
Enter the Egoic Self Preservation Loop
For some reason we wrap our identity around what we participate in. Even though we have clearly found out that we each are the captain of our own sovereign ship, we still keep running around their decks and want to know every intricate detail of how their damned matrix tanker operates.
Where’s the cut off point? When is enough enough?
Never – but only if we’re operating in their system. That’s what it’s designed to be, a vortex. Entertain it and you become it. New and fanciful ways but part of it we are when we do this, when we’re caught in the fascination loop, for whatever personal or outside stimulated reason. This is where other forces are in full play, so our seeming reasons for being there are even convoluted within their false paradigm.
At every level. We are not strong enough to operate in their field. It requires a dumbed down vibrational change to be on their level, and at that level we are destined to lose – even if we appear to be so-called winning.
It’s a trap.
News Fever and the Grip of the Info Grid
I’ve worked in actual news rooms. It’s frantic, and one-upmanship is the skill of choice, even if only with yourself to excel at what you do, but it’s addictive. Stress is a known killer but it’s the operation system in the survival of the fittest world out there. Staying on “top” of what’s going on becomes a 24/7 addiction and it sucks – literally – sucking the very life out of you.
But ironically you feel very connected, and on “top” of what’s going on in the world. Your personal life might go to hell but you feel essential to the process, and thereby very connected and self affirmed.
It’s a drug. A vibrational source of fascinating deception.
The internet has made amazing things available like no other time in known history. There’s no doubt about that. But how are we handling it? Websites are awash in up to the minute breaking news, each trying to “keep up” with the latest, even with the best of motives. Just because it may be “alternative” doesn’t change this dynamic. We’re feeding off it, and feeding into it.
Where’s the break-off point? Shouldn’t we as conscious warriors recognize when we’re being played, drained and tripped off? It appears the alt-stream current is predominantly well into this mode. It doesn’t mean the reasons are all wrong and everything’s a psy-op or wannabe cash machine – it just means we need to find our own cut off point and listen to the prompts telling us when we’re caught in something.
As well as have the personal discipline to turn it off.
So much is at play, but yesterday’s truth can become today’s bullshit with just a spiritual nuance, a wrong source, or twisted application. That or just the overwhelming quantity of fundamentally negative crap can sink our once sailing ships – if we’re not careful.
Choose Your Battles – Don’t Let Them Choose You
Reactive living is a bitch. If we just react to everything that crosses our path or our screen we are not living very responsibly nor consciously. Time for meditation, being in nature, relaxing with friends, and doing personal energy work, are imperative.
More now than ever.
This has been the theme of the 3 plus months I’m taking to visit Europe and it’s been amazing, especially the energy work and allowing time to have my bearings reset and energy system rewired. It had to take movement from my previous surroundings and deliberately laying aside a good chunk of time to allow the process to take hold. As a result my life has radically changed, in some obvious ways but mostly in more subtle yet deeply profound ways.
And this needs to keep on. That’s the main message.
Taking the initiative on life instead of letting circumstances or the onslaught of information direct us is so empowering, howbeit challenging and somewhat disconcerting. Seeing new things means being confronted with new reponse-abilities. How much am I taking on board for real? How much will I let these new understandings of whatever sort affect the course of my life?
There’s always a lot of letting go involved in real change. Old habits, viewpoints, understandings, attachments, social contracts and on they go.
All I know is: When our authentic self is knocking on the inside of the door of our hearts we better answer and let it out, come what may.
Therein lies the key to the true breakaway civilization being born within and without us.
We Are the True Breakaway Civilization
It’s ironic how the intruders of our planet think they’re creating a technological breakaway civilization, capable of not only fully controlling our world but actually believing they can now invade and colonize other planets in their pathetic state. Psychopathy doesn’t begin to address the level of deviance of such a mind-set.
Yet it exists. In our midst.
As completely out of touch with Creative Source these people, beings or hyper-dimensional sources are, they are very active and even walk among us in many forms, and exert empathy-devoid power with abandon. The question immediately arises: Why? Why do they exist in a Universe that clearly curries love, community and togetherness as the essential part of its most basic fabric?
Again, it’s not a time to be unconsciously reactive. All is good and essentially right – at a very profound level. Yet the paradox rides on. We are still in situations where we need to respond – but consciously.
Not only is this the great school of learning, but a great contest. But awareness of the overall must predominate. All is here for a very deep purpose, despite the hand to hand combat.
Again. A paradox of very great and profound dimensions. But here we are. Waking up to the grand design yet being called up to respond consciously and participate in meaningful ways.
While vibrations rise and the great awakening continues to erupt, the onus is still on us. How do we respond and at what level? Will we feed the lower level testing energies by fighting back on their level, or will we rise to new heights of awakened activism?
Not so easy to discern but once we do and literally break away from the parasitic mindsets and lower level understandings of our current situation things begin to make incredibly clear sense.
We are breaking away. As we affirm what’s right and true and live according to our convictions, we feel a tremendous difference in our reality. We’re separating from the host and parasite – the doomed cycle of entrapped slumbered-down civilization. Breaking away into a new realm of co-creativity and sense of tremendous empowerment.
It may appear vague at first, but it’s happening. On a massively broad scale as awakening souls feel the pull, but much more profoundly manifested by the vanguard of truly realized souls coming to life – activating and taking the necessary steps towards freedom.
Lead on, lead on. The movement works itself into the vein of transition. It’s not leadership nor followership, it’s co-creation, where our only time is in the now.
Manifest. But do it. All the way.
Love always, Zen
Phillip J. Watt, Contributor
This test will ascertain if you’re one of the many people who are perfectly designed robots of the system.
Unfortunately, most individuals have no clue about how reality works and are instead engaged in fruitless fighting against each other. How are we meant to wake these people up to the actual reality they live in before we sink into complete totalitarianism?
The first step is to encourage ourselves and others to ask the following questions. If you answer yes to them, you’ve been brainwashed by the status quo. Don’t believe me though; get your serious research on by, you know, reading books, watching documentaries and following the plethora of brilliant social commentators in the alternative media who are handing the people their freedom on a silver platter.
So, do you believe that:
1. Conspiracies are bullshit and that there’s no way information is being hidden from you?
2. Those at the tippy top of the power pyramid have your best interests and the earth’s best interests at heart?
3. Politicians are at the tip of this power structure?
4. Our governments are operating independently of this shadow structure?
5. Free trade agreements such as the TPP and TTIP are in the best interests of the people and not corporations?
6. Law equals ethics?
7. Personal freedom is fundamental to our legal systems?
8. Democracy is in a healthy state and therefore there’s no need for electoral and legal reform?
9. Politicians, academics, journalists and scientists are not compartmentalized and therefore can see the big picture of how the system works?
10. The mainstream media provides cutting edge information in an unbiased way that will reflect to you the truth about what’s happening in our world?
11. You’re going to find the absolute, no holds barred truth, via the TV?
12. The system is the way it is because that’s the only way it could work?
13. Pre-existing money is loaned by banks, not freshly created by them out of thin air?
14. We need private banking organizations to make money out of nothing for us and make squillions of dollars for the privilege?
15. A genuine people’s central bank will create hyperinflation and initiate the end of the world?
16. Money will always be necessary and that it is not a tool of enslavement?
17. The widespread suffering across our planet is not the result of the economic system, but the result of natural forces?
18. Adding toxins to our food, water, air and medicine is good for our health?
19. The pharmaceutical-medico complex truly wants to create cures, not customers?
20. They’re not using the same tactics as the tobacco industry once did?
21. They’re trying really hard to find cures for diseases, such as cancer, and that there’s absolutely no way they would suppress any such cures?
22. When near bottomless pits of money is involved in scientific ‘research’, results are not skewed to advantage the corporations funding it?
23 Natural therapies – such as meditation, herbal medicines and basic nutrition – are pseudoscience woo-woo?
24. Reality is only made of ‘matter’, consciousness is its byproduct, and you are not a powerful mind of interconnected consciousness who is comprised of both magic and madness?
25. The war-on-drugs has been intelligent and ethical, as well as successful?
26. This policy has not resulted with massively adverse impacts on society, such as increased addiction, imprisonment and criminal activity, as well as been appropriately respectful towards our natural right to explore our own consciousness?
27. The education system is genuinely designed to create little creatures of self-discovery, health, civil service and personal freedom?
28. The wars in our world have not been purposely orchestrated for more power and money?
29. Your enemy is someone in the 99.9%?
30. Or do you believe that you need to unite with your fellow man, no matter the small or large differences you may have, and work together to undermine the self-serving sickos and the system they’ve purposely designed at our collective expense?
If you answered yes to the last question, you get two thumbs up! If you’re still overwhelmed by answering yes to the previous questions, then you’ve got some study to do. If so, you know that ‘crazy’ friend that you’ve got on Facebook who keeps sharing stuff that you think is ‘crazy’?
Yeah, you might want to contact them to ask what the fuck is going on.
Much love, Phil.
About the Author
Phillip J. Watt, Contributor
There’s so many lies, false flags, psy-ops, divide & conquer strategies, problem-reaction-solutions and an array of other deceptive tactics designed to keep us in a state of fear, focused on separate issues and fighting each other. Therefore, it’s simply sense to keep an open mind, not blindly believe what we’ve heard and remember one of our primary goals is to build the ultimate team, which is the unification of the people.
To do so, it’s important we remain vigilantly open to the truth, and each other. With so much racist rhetoric amplifying from the Dallas shootings, as well as hatred towards the Police in general, most people have been suckered into the mind-control game and are therefore focusing on the wrong target.
There are obviously rotten police officers who are on a power trip and act disgracefully towards the public. This must be exposed. There are also racist whites, blacks, browns, pinks, purples and every other color you could name, in which their behaviors should be condemned.
The various ideologies too have extremists and fundamentalists who have hatred in their hearts towards various perceived opposites. Ironically, these differences in belief are mostly superficial, because we have more primary reasons to stand together.
The Basis for Uniting
Of course we don’t need to think the same, feel the same and believe the same; the plethora of cultural and individual uniqueness offers a rich tapestry of creativity and passion to our world. Yet, we should always remember that beyond all that noise, we are all interconnected and interdependent on our Mother Earth, and in the universe.
We can view our intimate connection with each through various prisms, such as ecologically, quantum physically or even spiritually. In this light, anyone who truly believes that only one religion is the right religion must believe in a fallible god, because why would he/she/it only make the teachings accessible to a select few over the long course of humanity’s history?
That is obviously a ludicrous notion and goes completely against the spirit of all religious and spiritual teachings. The reality is there are many ways to climb the mountain; we might be taking different paths, but we’re all striding towards the same peak.
The other way we can recognize our connection with each other is that all this mess – all the socioeconomic issues, all the disintegration of community spirit, all the ignorance, all the inequality, all the suffering – it all traces back to the global banking cartel and their multinational minions. Of course the political spectrum has also been infiltrated by the oligarchical order too, so it is this trinity of tyranny that we must direct our primary and undivided attention to.
Redirecting Our Focus
This toxic system, the one where our money supply and mainstream media have been stolen to act as the primary mechanisms to hijack of the minds and behaviors of the masses, is where we need to be as one united force, together, directing our energy. To be successful in taking back the control of these public utilities, we need to continue helping those around us to understand our true agenda.
The people are simply not organised enough yet for any widespread systemic response; they’re just too ignorant of what’s going on so unfortunately they will just happily accept authoritarianism in an overt form if it ever came down to it. Moreover, most of us are just too sedated by the propaganda and mind-control control tactics to have any idea what’s happening behind the scenes, including celebrities and many so-called experts such politicians, journalists and academics.
But many are waking up to the theft of our system too. For example, there are high numbers of police, military personnel, politicians and bureaucrats who are well aware of the truth regarding the pyramid of power and its associated loss of sovereignty for the people, but they’re organizing behind the scenes and biding their time until they’re needed to rebuild the system.
Simply, there are many people within the control-matrix who know that choosing the side of the people, and not the oligarchy, is the only ethical choice. The truth has hit home to so many people who don’t speak out about it, simply because of their position.
The reality is we only see the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the fight for freedom, so we can’t be too gung-ho. It’s important that we maintain a rational and peaceful response, and then do what’s needed, when needed.
In addition, look at whats happening in France right now with the widespread protests against the establishment. We can only hope that more Americans take note. We need a US led uprising in as peaceful way as possible, otherwise the oligarchs are prepped for a forceful response.
They might do this militarily, or even economically. The private central banking scam and it’s creation of massive bubbles in debt, bonds, housing and stocks, as well as a global money bubble in general, is slowly unwinding, which they will undoubtedly use to their advantage.
We know that’s their plan anyway. The hope is that they need to incrementally destroy the economy to slowly implement their new world order, because they realize a swift transition via a complete collapse isn’t possible with the global infrastructure they’ve got in place. If so, that means we have the opportunity to create more awareness, more mobilization, and more resistance to their totalitarian goals.
And we’ll need to capitalize on it.
Ultimately though, they will fail, even if they have small successes and we have darker days that await us. That’s because the paradigm shift we are experiencing is fundamentally an energetic transformation, albeit a long one.
As we watch this giant monetary ponzi scheme continue to die, it’s always a good reminder to mention the importance of getting to know our local community, as well as involving ourselves in it. We’ve been doing it for eons. The current social irony of living on top of each other in urban legolands, whilst being so disconnected from each other, really is unprecedented in humanity’s civilized history.
We have always had community. We have always had tribe.
The original peoples of Australia, for example, which are the oldest known living culture on earth, were not only a series of civilized societies with agricultural and technological capacity (contrary to mainstream belief), they also survived for tens of thousands of years through all sorts of natural and artificial challenges. This was simply because they worked together as a team.
In this modern moment, when we are so hopelessly dependent on the system, this is no doubt a practical lesson we should be taking serious heed of. For sound measure, we should also be deeply learning from their philosophical sophistication too.
Therefore, regardless of what happens with our rotting monetary and banking system – which has been the direct and indirect cause of so much suffering all over our planet – connecting with each other to re-localize our lives, including how we access our food and other basic necessities, is always going to be a wise move in this toxin-rich era we co-created ourselves in.
Plus, we get to interact with so many great people too.
We all need to take a serious chill pill. We need to be intelligent and wise in our response. We also need to continue building on our solutions. After all, the people’s union is still in formation and therefore has much more growth to come.
Furthermore, there is simply no justification for any random violence, especially the actions of those snipers, regardless if they were false flag agents or real protesters. All the people who assist the perpetuation of the toxicity and delusion – including journalists, police, politicians and academics – are just people. There is no doubt that if they truly understood what they were actually standing for, the strong majority of them would change sides in an instant.
We already have so much division throughout our world, so this is the chief challenge we must reverse. That includes not just helping those who subscribe to the mainstream mentality to realize the truth, but also those who have unknowingly sold their souls.
The reality is the battle for freedom is an ancient one, so while we might be getting frustrated with the blatant takeover of our global community by the psychopathic shadow order, we must continue to educate, expose and unite. When all the stars align, the right movements will occur naturally, just like the Occupy Movement. And when the time comes – when Occupy 2.0 is ready to roll – we’ll know what to do.
Much love to all the victims of the senseless and unnecessary tragedies occurring right now across our world.
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Derrick Broze, Contributor
In a recent speech, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency discussed the controversial topic of geoengineering, leading some activists to ask whether the agency is actively and deliberately modifying the weather.
In late June, John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, spoke at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting about threats to global security. Director Brennan mentioned a number of threats to stability before discussing the science of geoengineering. Brennan said the technologies “potentially could help reverse the warming effects of global climate change.”
(Brennan mentions geoengineering at 12:05)
According to a 2013 congressional report:
The term ‘geoengineering’ describes this array of technologies that aim, through large-scale and deliberate modifications of the Earth’s energy balance, to reduce temperatures and counteract anthropogenic climate change. Most of these technologies are at the conceptual and research stages, and their effectiveness at reducing global temperatures has yet to be proven. Moreover, very few studies have been published that document the cost, environmental effects, socio-political impacts, and legal implications of geoengineering. If geoengineering technologies were to be deployed, they are expected to have the potential to cause significant transboundary effects.
In general, geoengineering technologies are categorized as either a carbon dioxide removal (CDR) method or a solar radiation management (SRM) (or albedo-modification)method. CDR methods address the warming effects of greenhouse gases by removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. CDR methods include ocean fertilization, and carbon capture and sequestration. SRM methods address climate change by increasing the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere or surface.
Aerosol injection and space-based reflectors are examples of SRM methods. SRM methods do not remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, but can be deployed faster with relatively immediate global cooling results compared to CDR methods.
Director Brennan specifically mentions a type of SRM known as stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI. As Brennan notes, SAI is “a method of seeding the stratosphere with particles that can help reflect the sun’s heat, in much the same way that volcanic eruptions do.”
Brennan goes on to claim that an SAI geoengineering program could limit global temperature increases, a claim that has been disputed in several studies. For example, Activist Post recently reported on a new analysis released by the Finnish Meteorological Institute. The FMI is the government agency responsible for reporting weather data and forecasts in Finland. The Institute’s study, “Modelling radiative and climate effects of aerosols: from Anthropogenic emissions to geoengineering,” examined the potential for SRM to combat climate change.
The study specifically looked at two types of SRM. The first involved marine aerosol concentrations use to increase clouds, while the second looked at increasing the amount of sulphur concentrated in the stratosphere. The researchers stated that their key objectives were to “investigate the potential of aerosols to cool the climate at the global scale, and identify the possible limits in the effectiveness of the Solar Radiation Management techniques as well as the risks related to these techniques.”
The researchers found that the geoengineering techniques which were studied do in fact have the potential to cool the climate and slow down warming. “However, the cooling effect has limitations,” the team writes.“The cooling effect attributable to aerosols would be rather small due to the geographical change in tropospheric aerosol emissions or change in energy production studied here when compared to the warming due to the increased greenhouse gas emissions,” the paper states.
In other words, the effort, money, and time it would take to invest and create geoengineering methods would likely do very little to actually limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. The researchers even state that, based on their models, if the world replaced coal with nuclear power for energy production it would lead to a “temporal cooling effect,” but after several years “the warming effect from simultaneously increased GHG emission would exceed the cooling effect.” Also, the cooling that does result from an increase in aerosols is “often achieved at the cost of air quality” which could “lead to an increase in premature mortality.”
In February 2015, an international committee of scientists released a report stating that geoengineering techniques are not a viable alternative to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat the effects of climate change. The committee report called for further research and understanding of various geoengineering techniques, including carbon dioxide removal schemes and solar-radiation management before implementation.
The scientists found that SRM techniques are likely to present “serious known and possible unknown environmental, social, and political risks, including the possibility of being deployed unilaterally.” The report was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. intelligence community, NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, if geoengineering programs were started and then suddenly halted, the planet could see an immediate rise in temperatures, particularly over land. The study, titled, “The Impact of Abrupt Suspension of Solar Radiation Management,” seems to indicate that once geoengineering begins, the programs cannot be suspended without causing the very problem the engineering was intended to solve.
Conspiracy Fact or Theory?
The idea that aerosols could be sprayed from planes is eerily reminiscent of various conspiracies involving the government using weather control technology to manipulate world events. This is what is derogatorily called the “Chemtrails Conspiracy.” Essentially, some believe geoengineering is actively taking place in our skies, and the “contrails” are actually geoengineering programs covertly being carried out. The “chemtrails” label comes from the portion of the crowd that believes these programs are delivering dangerous chemical additives to the food, water, soil, and humans below for nefarious purposes.
Despite the knee-jerk dismissal from many casual researchers, the theories might be grounded in reality. In February 2015, while speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose, California, Professor Alan Robock discussed the possibility that the CIA is using the weather as a weapon of war. Robock has done research for the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) in the past.
Robock stated he was phoned by two men claiming to be from the CIA, asking whether or not it was possible for hostile governments to use geoengineering against the United States.
Professor Robock’s fears of the government using the weather as a weapon are not completely unfounded. In a 1996 document entitled“Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather by 2025” the U.S. Air Force discusses a number of proposals for using the weather as a weapon. The Environmental Modification Treaty was signed by the United States and other nations to halt global weather modification.
But the government did not simply research these ideas, they actually implemented them. During the Vietnam War the US government operated covert weather modification programs under Operation Popeye. The government does not only experiment with technology in foreign countries, they like to try it at home as well. In 2012 it was revealed that the US Army sprayed toxic chemicals over the skies of St. Louis without informing the public.
Whether or not Professor Robock’s theory is correct remains to be seen; but for now, Director Brennan’s speech makes it perfectly clear that America’s favorite spy agency is interested in manipulating the weather on a global scale. Whether it’s happening already or will be in the near future, the thought of the CIA (or any agency of government) using the weather as a weapon of war should make it clear that the U.S. government is not operating with reason or concern for the people.
About the Author
Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter forActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is available for interviews. Please contact Derrick@activistpost.com
Isaac Davis, Staff
“Our continued participation in this circus performance we call politics feeds the illusion of its legitimacy.”
When even the highest agencies of the law cannot prosecute the political elite for their crimes, and when no mainstream media organization is willing to press for truth on obvious election fraud, it’s naive to expect the political system to improve just because we got involved and casted a vote for the least terrible of two shady candidates.
The rule of law in America is now effectively dead, and its time to hunker down and prepare for the worst, while doing everything possible to create a better society within our own communities, cities, states and world at large. Change happens on the ground level, and while getting worked up about American elections is a popular thing to do, it doesn’t really do much to free us from tyranny or a slave mentality.
It’s time to break free from the programming that tells us voting is our only opportunity to make a difference, because there are a million other things any of us can do to improve this place. Politics is distracting us, it’s fooling us, and it’s sucking our revolutionary and evolutionary potential into a vacuum of deceit, dirt, broken promises and lies.
“Is it conceivable that our electoral system is cleverly designed to exhaust our positive, community-minded energies and to pacify our inherent human will to live the prosperous and peaceful lives we deserve? Could it be that the resources and energy we have applied to this social mechanism have been squandered in one of the greatest opportunity costs of all time?
When looking at politics as a drain on society, its easy to see how we’re wasting our greatest potential for societal progress in an endless game of ego satiation and public parade. Furthermore, it appears that the lost opportunity costs of our political efforts have been quite vast, and have had many detrimental effects to our collective psyche and identity.” –Dylan Charles
As motivation for walking off the playing field, consider these 15 statements of truth about what election season really means in America now, and why you should free yourself from politics.
“Let’s spend our time finding each other and co-creating the true reality – not reinforcing the false one by being lured into contacts and contests with it.” – Zen Gardner
Take a look at this presentation by Stefan Molyneaux for some excellent thought exercises on how you can break the lock on your mind and free yourself from politics:
About the Author
Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.
Will Hartfield, Contributor
Most of your body is, well, not human. Single-cell bacteria living in and on your body – mouth, nose, skin, but especially gut – outnumber your human cells by at least three to one, totaling a whooping 100 trillion(1). These bacteria are called microbiomes and together they form your personal microbiota, which has a huge impact on your physical as well as mental health. There’s a growing body of research that proves just how beneficial these gut bacteria are.
They may inhabit different ends of your body, but your brain and your gut are engaged in a subtle yet crucial interplay, so much so that the gut is being called by some scientists “the second brain” (2). In other words, an imbalance microbiota doesn’t mean just constipation, diarrhea, or irritable bowel syndrome, but can lead to a host of serious mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, autism. More than that, it plays a part in the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Now that we know that the brain and gut are linked in an essential way, let’s get to the bottom of things.
The Brain-Gut Axis
The brain-gut axis is becoming an important subject of study for neurologists, physiologists, and other scientists. There is even a direct neural connection between the brain and the gut through the vagus nerve, a cranial nerve that interfaces with the parasympathetic control of the digestive tract. Yes, brain nerves reach all the way to your gut.
In the #1 New York Times bestseller Brain Maker (3), Dr. David Perlmutter tells the full story of microbiota, from how it develops at our birth to how it can be sickened by antibiotics, what we eat, and bad lifestyle choices. Our gut, comprising all our intestines, takes part in key physiologic functions like inflammation, immune system reactions, vitamin and neurotransmitter production, detoxification, nutrient absorption, and more. In other words, the condition of the microbiomes in our gut actually impacts our immunity, metabolism, mood, or sex drive. Not only our physical, but also our mental state depends on a large extent on the number and balance of our microbiomes.
Why Antibiotics Are Bad For Your Health And Brain
The antibiotics that pharmaceutical companies offer us as quick solutions to so many diseases, from throat infections to irritable bowel syndrome, kill many of the good microbiomes, compromising not only our gut health, but also our brains. And there’s more to it than that – foods that even the government would have us think are healthy, like wholegrains, also have a negative impact on our microbiotas. The problem is simple and quite disconcerting: antibiotics + bad diet = upheavals in our guts, leading to mental health problems and a host of other physical ailments and diseases ranging from hair loss (8) to acne to obesity. From the development of the colitis inducing Clostridium difficile (5) pathogen to Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans (6), both responsible for diarrhea, antibiotics wreak havoc in our guts.
Antibiotics are widely used to treat diseases, but an over-reliance on them is silently undermining our body’s ability to resist pathogenic organisms, causing serious long-term health issues that scientists are only now beginning to understand. More than affecting our microbiome, antibiotics can actually damage the microflora we pass on to our children (4). Studies raise alarm over the use of antibiotics during pregnancy as well as during delivery through cesarean section, which can have a significant impact on the quality of the microflora newborns start life with. While breastfeeding and adequate nutrition can help alleviate this problem, it cannot entirely solve it.
The problem with antibiotics is that we can buy them not only at the pharmacy, but also, without realizing it, in fast foods, supermarkets, grocery chains, and just about anywhere else where meat from animals raised with antibiotics is being sold in various forms and textures. How can you tell whether the hamburger or chicken breast you want to buy is antibiotic free? There’s no easy way, and the organic label isn’t always proof that the animals had never been treated with antibiotics.
Antibiotics themselves are not evil, but the way we are using them is. In a society driven by overconsumption, antibiotics themselves, like so many drugs sold by pharmacies, are being over-consumed, often as easy solutions to diseases that are to a large extent the result of unhealthy lifestyles and poor dietary choices.
An ideal world would be free of antibiotics, and perhaps one day antibiotics will be replaced by something more effective and less harmful. With the growing awareness of the dangers of antibiotics, both individuals and organizations can take action right now, limiting their usage and opposing the silent antibiotic conspiracy of medical establishments and large corporations which so freely distribute them, without a deep understanding of their long-term consequences on our health and the health of future generations.
How to Nourish the Good Bacteria In Your Gut
If you’ve taken or are taking antibiotics, it’s crucial to help your microflora recover. With the right diet, you can do this in a matter of days (7). Nourish your microflora with probiotic foods and a diet rich in vegetables that are low in carbs, yoghurt, kafir, fermentable fibers (sauerkraut, kombucha), or vegetables pickled in salt, as well as with good fats like extra-virgin oil and those found in nuts. It’s also important to do away with gluten and sugar, including things that many brands would like us think are healthy, but which are undermining our microflora, like fruit juice, gluten-rich cereals, wholegrain pasta, and processed gluten-free foods.
Also crucial is not to exterminate the good microbes that cling to your body. Sanitizing products of all kinds, from soap and home cleaning products to wet wipes that kill 99.9% of bacteria are not necessarily good for our health. We need to be exposed to microbes – it’s the simplest way to regenerate our microbiota and help it fight the really bad pathogens. Spend time outdoors, touch trees, do some gardening, pat dogs and cats, in short, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty now and then. It’s not only good for your microbiota, but it also reduces the irritants, allergens, and carcinogens that so many brands of cleaning products are silently introducing into our lives through their chemical germ-killing formulas.
The Message You Need to Take Home
Easily submitting to antibiotics when these are not absolutely necessary and overusing cleaning products – these are both dangerous ways in which we allow our minds to be controlled (through our gut) by companies who are more concerned with making money than with promoting our health. That doesn’t mean we have to be wallowing in the mud like pigs just to get the good microbes into our system. Only that next time we find ourselves in a doctor’s office or a supermarket, we should remember that our physical and mental health both depend on that humongous ecosystem of bacteria in our gut, which needs to be nourished, not exterminated.
About the Author
Will Hartfield is a contributing writer to Waking Times, and he has a has a degree in biomedical engineering.
Michael Gershon, The Second Brain: A Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach and Intestine
Dr. David Perlmutter, Brain Maker
Cortland Pfeffer & Irwin Ozborne, Contributors
“Prisoner number……It is time to go home.
The most beautiful words she had ever heard, as she dreamt about the day that phrase would be uttered for the past ten years. Today, she will get to see her daughter that has been out of her life and begin the process of reunification.
As she takes her first steps outside the prison walls in a decade, it is like stepping into a foreign land. Outside the concrete confinement she is overwhelmed by the simplicity of feeling the fresh breeze, the sunlight, the green grass, and of course her family. Her daughter, mother, and brother await her release in what feels like another world away.
Her lower lip starts to tremble uncontrollably – which it always has done when she becomes emotional – only to see her 13-year-old daughter’s lower lip mirror that of her own. Mother-and-daughter are able to embrace for the first time in years as they share an electric bond that cannot be broken, despite so many unanswered questions over the years.
“Why is Mom in jail? Why didn’t I get to have a Mom while growing up? Why wasn’t anyone there to do my hair, makeup, or other little girl activities that everyone else enjoyed? Where was my Mom all this time?”
These are the questions the little girl repeatedly asked throughout her lifetime without an answer that ever seemed to make sense. She once even wrote a letter to the judge, prior to her mother’s sentencing. It was written in 6 year old writing, in a blue crayon. It said:
“Please help my mommy, I don’t want her to go to jail for a long time. I want her to get better.”
This woman was a prisoner of war. Another unnecessary and ineffective war that has destroyed far more lives than it has helped. A war that has built the highest population of incarcerated people per capita in the history of civilization and yet the enemy (drug use) is at an all-time high.
The War on Drugs is the longest active war in American history and continues to run with no end in sight because it benefits the rich at the expense of the poor. Society’s most loving, caring, and abused people are literally being reduced to a number; while corporations, politicians, and congressmen that write the laws of the land are profiting off the lives they are tearing apart.
The Great Marketing Scheme
On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon officially declared the War on Drugs:
“America’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.”
A war is defined as a conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state. But, to declare a war on an inanimate object or concept, means that there is no clear enemy – hence, no end.
And this is intentional. In fact, it is one of the greatest marketing schemes never told. It is drawn out as follows:
This is not freedom, this is fascism.
We proudly claim to be “Land of the Free” yet we have more people locked up than any other civilization in the history of the world, with the majority of them in there for non-violent drug offenses. The United States is home to only five-percent of the world’s population, but holds 25-percent of the world’s prison population. We currently have more black men and women behind bars per capita than that of Apartheid in South Africa all part of money-making scheme for corporations.
War on Drugs Race
All the drug laws in America have their racist and discriminatory foundations. The first drug-law came in 1875 in San Francisco, which was a banning of Opium Dens as a discrimination against Chinese-American immigrants. National headlines linked cocaine to causing violent behavior in African-Americans and laws were soon put in place. Marijuana was first used recreationally in the Southwestern United States by Mexican immigrants 1920’s, and laws were established that was geared at incriminating Mexicans.
But these were just the early battles before war was officially declared.
In June of 1971, Nixon declared the War on Drugs making most street drugs illegal with stricter penalties. Two years later, the DEA was created to enforce drug laws and bring those “criminals” to justice.
More arrests, meant more people in jails and prisons. The prisons started to overflow and they need for more prisons arose. Corporations got involved and built private, for-profit prisons. They arrange contracts with the government to remain at high occupancy’s, further incentives for the government to arrest non-violent drug offenders and keep them for longer sentences.
In the notorious, “Kids for Cash Scandal” two judges in Pennsylvania were convicted of taking cash payments from prisons as bribery to sentence more juveniles to fill their beds. They were locking up kids, for minor offenses, and changing lives forever for sums of money. And these are just the ones that are getting caught.
The prisons spend millions of dollars each year lobbying with congress to change and keep laws that allow locking up more people for non-violent drug offenses. In turn, members of congress – the people who write the laws – have investments in private prisons, encouraging them to keep these laws that help their portfolios.
An increased prison population helps out more than just the prison industry, many other corporations have invested in prison labor. At least 37 states have legalized contracting of prison labor including corporations such as IBM, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Dell, Honeywell, Target, and many more mount their operations inside of prisons.
This is also known as slavery.
In fact, this idea of convict leasing arose after the Civil War. The South was built by stealing Native American land and utilizing free slave labor to build America into one of the wealthiest nations on Earth. But after slavery was abolished and African-Americans were emancipated, the corporations needed cheap labor.
Freed slaves started getting charged with petty crimes and sentenced to many years in prison. Once in prison, they were leased to work picking cotton and building railroads – just slavery with a different name.
After the Drug War launched in 1971, the prison population has skyrocketed by locking up African-Americans at an alarming rate to work for free for corporations. We really have not changed, we just find new and creative ways to hide the atrocious human rights crimes better.
Just Say KNOW
In 1986, Nancy Regan told us to “Just Say No” to drugs. While she was telling us not to do drugs, her husband and president, Ronald Reagan, was making illegal deals to fund illegal wars which brought those same drugs into our inner cities.
The Iran-Contra scandal involved Reagan illegally selling arms to Iran (despite an embargo on arms to Iran) in exchange for payments. This money went to fund the Nicaraguan contra rebel fighters to embark in a guerilla war against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. The Sandinista government was democratically-elected (which I thought we liked, right?) which overtook a forty-year-old Somoza dictatorship (which is something we don’t like, right?)
The Sandinista government implemented welfare, health, education, and housing reforms. Peasants were granted access to land to help socio-economic growth. Citizens were given freedom of speech, assembly, council and religion.
They also looked to nationalize many U.S. Corporations and give resources back to their people. Most notably, the United Fruit Company, a subsidiary of the W.R. Grace Company – a major supporter of the Reagan administration. Since this cost corporations and investors money, they deemed that Nicaragua were communists and we needed to protect them from this “evil” regime.
The CIA went to extreme efforts, including getting involved in the illegal drug trade of cocaine from the Contras. They shipped crack-cocaine into the major cities as payments for fighting the guerilla war against the Nicaraguan government. The drugs hit the streets and crack was in all the major cities in the 1980s. The media told us the dangers of crack and people agreed a problem had to be made by locking up anyone who uses it.
The Anti-Drug Act of 1986, told us because crack is so much more powerful than powder cocaine that the sentencing must also be more severe. The laws stated that if you had 100-times less crack than powder cocaine, you received similar sentences. For example, if you possessed five grams of crack you faced a mandatory of five-years in prison (you would need five-hundred grams of powder cocaine for the same sentence).
Former L.A. police officer addressed this with CIA director, John Deutsch, in a 1996 town hall meeting by stating the following:
“I will tell you Director Deutch, as a former Los Angeles Police narcotics Detective, that the Agency has dealt drugs throughout this country for a long time.”
This was followed by an uproar and applause from the local residents in attendance, which had to be literally silenced before he was allowed to continue.
“Director Deutch, I will refer you to three specific Agency operations known as Amadeus, Pegasus and Watchtower. I have Watchtower documents, heavily redacted by the Agency. I was personally exposed to CIA operations and recruited by CIA personnel who attempted to recruit me in the late seventies to become involved in protecting Agency drug operations in this country. I have been trying to get this out for eighteen years, and I have the evidence. My question for you is very specific sir. If, in the course of the IG’s investigation, you come across evidence of severely criminal activity, and it’s classified, will you use that classification to hide the criminal activity, or will you tell the American people the truth?”
After another large applause and interruption, CIA Director John Deutsch responded by saying, “If you have information about CIA illegal activity – in drugs –you should immediately bring that information to wherever you want, but let me suggest three places – the Los Angeles Police Department [interrupted by laughter from the residents], the inspector general, or the office of one of your congresspersons from this…”
After Congressman, Julian Dixon addresses the situation, Ruppert responds with one final blow:
“I did bring this information out eighteen years ago and I got shot at and forced out of LAPD because of it. I’ve been on the record eighteen years non-stop, and I’ll be happy to give you congressmen anything that I have.”
“Bad Guys” Go To Jail
The statistics will tell you about 75% of women in jail have been abused. That number is wrong. The number is 100%. I have worked in jails and in this system for over 18 years now, I have read thousands of charts. Not one of them has a case in which the patient/inmate was not the victim of some sort of trauma
Studies have lower numbers because the patient/inmate may not report past trauma. That does not mean that it did not occur – either it has been repressed or they do not wish to share due to shame, guilt, or embarrassment. The Hippocampus shuts down during trauma, helping us to forget the actual event. The effects on the brain linger, the neurochemistry of the event has affected us for a lifetime, exposing us to the much higher likelihood of addiction.
Harry Harlow conducted a series of experiments in 1958 with infant rhesus monkeys and a set of “surrogate mothers.” Two main types of “mothers” were used: 1) a wire model containing a bottle to feed the monkey and 2) a terry-cloth model.
Out of these results, it was shown that if an infant does not bond with a caregiver early in life that they are more likely to suffer from all sorts of ailments. Early attachment to the mother or caregiver is essential for normal development. When we see someone with addiction/mental health issues, we cannot assume that they are “bad” and lock them up, everyone has a story.
We cannot just look at behavior, but we must look beyond the mask. At first glance you see this woman’s rap sheet. She has eight felonies, all of which were drug offenses.
What do we do? Most say lock them up and throw away the key. That has been what we have been doing for centuries, and for centuries this world has been going downhill. We have less crime, but a higher prison population. So there is one problem with this philosophy. IT DOES NOT WORK!!
It has the opposite effect. We are locking up some of our most gifted, intelligent, sensitive people and forgetting about them. Instead we should be taking of their mask, getting to know them, rehabilitating them so they can have a positive impact on society.
If they are rehabilitated, then they don’t return to prison. It is what society needs, but corporations fear.
A Prisoner’s Tale – Stages of Development
We have an infant, born free and pure and not sure how the world works. She is learning to crawl and walk and explore. She is free. But she does not get as much hugs, kisses, and emotional connection as other infants. Her parents are always fighting and screaming at each other. This is an important stage of life in which she has now learned the world is an unsafe place. Her day consists of lying in her crib alone and crying for love, in which she is only fed and changed and otherwise lacks any connection. She is more of a nuisance, than a child. Her mother did not want children, but did so to please others. Should we lock this infant up in jail?
Now she is a toddler 2 or 3. She is trying to gain control over her motor skills like the other kids. But she is unsure about herself and afraid of the world at this point. She stumbles and falls, but she is afraid to ask for help. She is unsure about who to go to when she is sad or needs help and does not know if she is doing things correctly as there is no guidance.
The chemicals in her brain have now changed and are different than that of other children. She is hyper-vigilant, always looking over her shoulder and startles easily. Her brain is moving at a faster pace and she is always in survival mode. Should we lock her up now, and make money off of her being locked up?
In school she struggles more than the other kids. She is unsure of herself and does not interact well with her peers or adults. She is bullied throughout her day and isolates even more. Although, she does well in many aspects of life, her self-esteem is destroyed. Her view of the world has been shaped since the time she was born to look at it through a cloudy lens.
Eventually, she finds a group much like herself and they get along because they understand each other. They are the kindest, loving, and most gentle kids around; but they are the minority and are teased as a group. They are told they are losers, they fail out of school, and usually find themselves in trouble.
After school, their parents are not around as much and they do not have supervision, so early as 10 and 11, they begin to drink and smoke pot. It frees them, they feel free like when they were infants for the first time in their lives they are happy and feel at peace. So this becomes a daily habit. They do worse in school, get it more trouble at home and at school, but they get high and drunk daily. It gives them the freedom and peace that others have. Should we lock these kids up now?
There were times at parties in which older men have made their way into her room and touched her. She tries to tell parents and teachers but they tell her she is a “bad kid” and she should not make up lies just to get attention. These patterns continue and again she is the bad one, and learns that to be “good” is to be quiet and give into these older men.
In her adolescent years, she begins drinking and getting high daily – but now it is more a means of coping with life, rather than feeling free.
The older guys she hangs out with provide her drugs and alcohol and abuse her physically, emotionally, and sexually. But she learns that if she has sex with them, they begin to treat her kindly. This reinforces that she is a sex object and in order to get love, she must give sex. Is this fair, does she deserve to be locked up at this point?
At age 16, she meets an 18-year-old that comes from a rough environment as well. They bond right away and attach to each other immediately, spending every minute of every day together. They love each other, but neither of them knows how to love leading to jealousy, anger, and insecurity. Three months later, she becomes pregnant.
Their passion then turns on them and they begin fighting with hateful, verbal assaults. After the child is born, she has had enough and eventually she leaves him. Now she is a 17-year-old single mother, alone with a life of abuse and being used for sex. Should we lock her up?
She goes back to the Childs father and it only lasts a few months. It ends with her finally snapping and holding a knife to his throat. She has had enough of life. She moves to Florida with her mother. Should we lock her up at this point?
She meets a new man and tells the child that this is her father. She gets a job, has a new life and home and things are finally going well. Until this new man starts to physically and sexually abuse her for three years. She starts to drink and use again to numb the pain, until finally one night she sneaks out of the house and leaves for good. Should we lock her up now?
A few years later, she is working as a bartender and meets another man. He moves in with him and his kids and one day he asks her to try meth. She tries it, and it is the most wonderful feeling in the world. She feels this sudden sense of peaceful euphoria in which all the pain, abuse, and trauma is gone. She has that feeling of being alive and well once again. Because of this feeling, she starts using more often, always chasing after that feeling of peace and love. She leaves this guy and gets her own place with her daughter and finally has peace of mind. Should we lock her up now?
But as her tolerance grows, she needs more money to keep bringing about this peaceful feeling by means of using meth. Along the way, she is introduced to injecting the drug directly into her veins which creates a much more intense high – plus it lessens how much she has to use and buy. In the meantime, her daughter is being neglected and left for days at stranger’s houses. This little girl is now all alone and afraid of these people – just like the mother felt all those years ago. One day, the daughter walks out of the house while the mother is passed out and found by a passerby in a snowstorm. At this point, police and social services are involved in her life. It is the first time in her life, someone has intervened.
But it is the wrong intervention. They put her on probation and tell her to stop using. If it was that easy, she wouldn’t have been doing so in the first place. It was the only thing that connected her with her true self. As the pain returns in her life, she misses the feeling and starts to fail drug tests. Her child is removed and placed with the father. Her house is now being watched and she is arrested a few times on drug charges. We have now started locking her up.
Still, at this point, everything that is going on, not one person has intervened by offering treatment or looking into her past. Instead, she is labeled as a “Drug-Addict” and a “Bad Person”. And bad people go to jail.
After she loses her daughter, she is in more pain that ever and is still seeking love. A major drug dealer in the area asks her to run meth in her part of the state in which she will get a cut, enough to fill her desire to feel at peace amidst a chaotic life. She has already given up on life and has nothing to lose. She gets involved and starts making endless amounts of money and supply of her drug. The FBI follows her for years and eventually tracks her down. She gets sentenced to 17 years in Federal Prison.
She did not get offered treatment, she went directly to jail. She was not rehabilitated, she was treated like an animal, a prisoner of war.
Once she was released she has made the most out of her life and is doing well. People ask her how she did it? Most people who suffer through the corruption of the prison are bound to return. But it is not a corrupt system, they designed it this way. Return prisoners equal increased revenue for many different corporations.
“Everyone ignores you,” she said one day in a speech, “They treat you like an animal. No one believes you, they tell you ‘why would I believe a career criminal?’ The guards take pleasure in abusing the prisoners. Women are assaulted and there is nothing you can do. It is the ultimate feeling of powerlessness.”
“But there was this dentist,” she paused, “he treated me like a human being, like I mattered. Every day I would look forward to seeing him. That is the only thing that kept me going. He was the only one that gave me hope.”
That was her treatment. She got treatment from him.
I have worked in this field for 18 years, this is all of their stories. All of them are similar.
I know this story well. The little child in this story is my now 20-year-old daughter and the woman in prison was her mother.
She is an amazing person. She needed help, not to be locked up.
It is time to end the war on drugs and on humanity.
About the Authors
Cortland Pfeffer founded Taking The Mask Off in 2014 to help shine a light on the mental health industry (as well as other areas of our society that are shrouded in deceit and misinformation). Sharing insider perspectives and real life stories that have been gathered over 20 years in the field, Cortland (a pen-name) is a psychiatric Registered Nurse who was himself once a patient in psychiatric hospitals, jails, and treatment centers. He now wishes to share his experiences with others, and has recently made several public speaking appearances. Cortland can be contacted for speaking engagements through Facebook.com/takingthemaskoff.
An avid historian, Irwin Ozborne (a pen-name) is a survivor of childhood abuse and torture over a period of 13 years, and a recovered alcoholic. As a mental health practitioner, today Irwin practices holistic care and incorporates eastern philosophy into his work with clients. He is available for speaking engagements as well, and can be contacted via email: email@example.com. Please visit www.takingthemaskoff.com.
True unity is your round table formation, King Arthur and his knights, standing as one, united within the circle. Within the circle all have sight, all have a voice and all are unified in their true service and support of the circle itself.
Channelled, written and narrated by Magenta Pixie. Video by Catzmagick. Media c/o freeimages, Catzmagick, stockfootageforfree and Kevin Macleod.
MessageToEagle.com – According to a new study of the Dead Sea Scrolls Noah’s Ark was pyramid-shaped. This is assumption is based on a new interpretation of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Sophisticated technology has made it possible to scan the ancient scrolls and reveal letters and words that were previously illegible.
The precious Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in West Jordan in 1947, near the ruins of Qumran – also known as Khirbet Qumran. Clay pots filled with ancient scrolls were found stored in eleven caves, located 13 miles east of Jerusalem, Israel.
The texts are written using a carbon-based ink and are mostly in Hebrew, with some in Aramaic (a Semitic language allegedly spoken by Jesus) and in Greek. It soon became clear there was a connection between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the enigmatic Essenes.
Preliminary analysis showed the texts belonged to the Essenes, member of a religious sect or brotherhood that flourished in Palestine from about the 2nd century BC to the end of the 1st century AD.
A later review of these results has raised additional questions related to the scrolls, considered one of the greatest archaeological events of the twentieth century.
Earlier this year, Israeli and German team of computer scientists and Dead Sea Scrolls scholars started to create a digital copy of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls. There are tens of thousands of Dead Sea scrolls fragments. Each one is photographed 28 times at high resolution using different wavelengths of light.
In some cases, the camera has revealed letters and words that had been erased, or were illegible because that portion of the parchment was burnt. The first results are now reaching the world.
The new interpretations are controversial and although they answer some questions they also raise others. The reinterpretation is being done by members of the historical dictionary department of the Academy of the Hebrew Language.
According to scientists the roof of Noah’s ark was pointed. Dr. Alexey Yuditsky from the department of the Academy of the Hebrew Language says that a word following the words “the ark’s tallness” had previously been illegible. However, the scan has now revealed it as ne’esefet, meaning “gathered,” which Yuditsky interpreted to mean that the ark’s ribs were gathered together at the top – or in other words, that its roof tapered to a point.
To support his theory, that the ark was pyramid-shaped, Dr. Yuditsky cited various proofs such as for example as the fact that the Septuagint, a Greek translation of the Bible done in the third century B.C.E., used a Greek verb with a similar meaning.
Medieval commentators like Maimonides also concluded that the ark’s roof was pointed, but the new find reveals that this conclusion dates back 2,000 years.
Dr. Yuditsky and Dr. Esther Haber also decoded another fragment that deals with Judgment Day. It describes a mythic hero named Melchizedek rescuing “captives”from a mythic villain named Belial.
The Dead Sea Scrolls scanning project has already yielded dozens of new interpretations of text, and it is far from over yet. We may expect new intriguing interpretations of ancient history soon. So far, about 80 percent of the fragments have been scanned.
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