7.25.2015

Campin' with Wesley ?





Please observe the video above.

This signals a big change.  There is no talk of this war ever ending - and if you want to know why the war will go on forever you need to STFU according to the government.  The leaders of our nation have an agenda that will continue until accomplished - whether or not the nation itself is destroyed in the process.  Your role - as a slave - is to shut up and pay up.  Slaves have no business questioning the government.  Your role as "voter" is just that - a role you play once in a while on a computer.  Another computer game if you will.  Have you noticed that you never win the computer voting machine game?

In the video above - you can see that Wes Clark claims omniscience - like a demigod.  He can tell who is that special someone that needs to get hauled off.  So not only must you pull your pants down and put your hands up - you will quietly go with the Feds to your FEMA camp.  You know, those camps that exist only in the minds of conspiracy theorists.

The video above alarmed me.  I wonder who Wes wants to lock up?  I can guess - how about those who say that 911 was an inside job?  How about those questioning the morality of bloody conflicts and resource wars benefiting nationless corporations and Israel?  The state of Israel is not one of the fifty states.

It seems to me that whether or not what Wes is saying makes sense to anyone or not, you or me, depends on whether or not you believe the fairy tale about 911 you were told - or you believe you were lied to.  I believe I was lied to because I took the time to research the issue. Dr. Alan Sabrosky, of the US Army War College says that Israel was involved in blowing up the buildings on 911.  This information is never conveyed to the masses by the lie-box despite the implications - just like the collapse of WTC7 is hidden from the public.

The Bible says that Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden of Eden for eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Up until that point it was paradise.

The reason to lock up slaves that don't know their place is only to keep them from infecting more slaves with facts and reason.  That is a dangerous thing - a person you personally know - who is able to help you see through the matrix regarding the issues  facing us.  Someone who connects the dots so that you can  understand how you are being robbed and who may be doing it.

If you believe the 911 fairy tale that got us into much of the mess we are dealing with you don't have to worry about going to camp FEMA because you have already been properly adjusted.  Those that don't believe the lie and speak to others about references that might wake up their neighbors must go to camp.  They are able to read and write and speak.  They practice a dangerous black art called citizenship - a concept that must be eliminated from the lexicon of this dying nation.  These are the ones that need to go campin' with Wesley.

I'm not sure what else to say about the horror show on the screen above.  One way or another we are crossing yet another threshold toward tyranny.  No steps are being taken where it matters to turn us back toward liberty.  The media continues the propaganda, the law enforcement agencies continue chasing the wrong criminals, whistleblowers are persecuted and now - the citizens that are supposed to be in charge of all this - the ones footing the bill will be sent to prison for trying to find the answers.



7.09.2015

Questions that still demand answers

I don't see how this nation is going to be great again when such unfinished business remains.  Watch the video below - you may have already seen it - Dr. Alan Sabrosky says that Israel was involved in the 911 attacks.  If you are the average American you don't care - I know that - but it seems important to continue documenting the way things are in this country so those who follow us will see that nothing was done despite evidence and suspicions from high profile Americans.

If Dr. Sabrosky is making unfounded accusations why is he not held accountable?  If his accusations are sound why is there no effort to bring the truth to the public and justice to the criminals?  It's been fifteen years and the government and police agencies have succeeded in concealing the truth from Americans - that is - with the assistance of a corporate-owned media.

Almost EVERYTHING going on in this nation and in much of the world is based upon the fairy tale we the people were told as an explanation for the events of 911.  The explanation given to the public is demonstrably false.  If you are an American citizen it is your duty to inform yourself.

What bothers me deeply is the lack of movement regarding official law enforcement agencies with regards to this monstrous crime.  In fact - they are complicit in maintaining the cover-up and hiding information from the American public.  I cannot understand this and it does, at times, make me angry with our law enforcement and judicial system.  For all the flag waving, uniforms, boots and all the blue lights we see flashing everywhere - they've done....nothing.  The only worthwhile investigation has come from private individuals who have sacrificed to try to bring truth to the public.

Another group I have zero respect for is our corporate media.  I don't watch it because it is fake.  All of it.  They are nothing more than a circus - a distraction machine that never stops the madness - hypnotizing the public - keeping them looking in the wrong direction all the time while the criminals fade away into the background.  The fake "news" is just another link in the crime syndicate.  The media middlemen can be counted on to reliably gin up a story just in time to get the law signed.  What law?  Any law they want - especially if it is intended to trample all over our rights.  Need  gun law passed? The media can guarantee a shooting at eleven - just enough to get the people to agree to anything.  That's what Hitler did - it worked well.  Why argue with successful methods?  They worked in NAZI Germany and they work here quite well too.

It has become obvious to me that these myths fed to the mushroom masses are not only embedded in the public mind via "news" but also via movies, books, magazines - and yes - even at a personal level.  Sad that those tasked with informing the public and investigating crime are the last to do so.  Has the world always been this messed up?  Thanks to the internet it is possible to stay informed - but it takes a great deal of time most don't have - especially after working all day and having other duties.  Surely our megadollar police who've vacumed up all our tax money since 911 would be all over the crooks right?  Unfortunately not.  They have been successfully duped and co-opted rendering them ineffective.  We are all on our own - and it seems it has always been that way.  I no longer believe that any government agency cares to protect the public in any way.  After all - look how often witnesses are murdered right under the nose of law enforcement.  It happens all the time.  Law enforcement is there to shoot people, their dogs, and for a paycheck.  I can't really see it any other way.  Law enforcement is a business it seems and I don't have the money to pay them to investigate anything.

As an informed American it has become more and more difficult for me to communicate with people regarding any public affairs.  There is no point in having a discussion about anything when the conversation is based on false premises.  The lies also extend to the children - the biggest crime of all - a generation that will grow up on a pack of lies - supported by their own families and public servants.  How so many decent and honest people who may believe that they are serving their country working for official police agencies - when these agencies have been hijacked by crooks is a topic of fascination for me.  The information is out there.  You really have to wonder if people are so completely overworked and wiped out that they don't mind losing their nation to international murderers for hire.  I wonder how can it be possible for me,  an average person, to be able to gather enough information to raise some good questions - but huge police and intelligence agencies just sit there rotting in silence?  Makes one wonder what the hell they are really working on when they aren't working on something as big as 911.  I guess they take orders from folks who don't give a damn about the American public.

Most people who know me probably wish I never heard of 911 because, unlike them, I am having a hard time letting this crime go.  I no longer excuse anyone for ignoring this crime and not becoming educated in the details that are available.  Those who cannot get their heads around this event and the lies they were told seem like children who still think Santa Claus is coming.  It pains me to watch smart people I know swallow the lies over and over again.  Smart people who cannot see that laws of physics must be violated and magical explanations must be employed to support the lies we were told.  I guess that says a lot about the so-called education system in this nation.  A university is essentially a "brand-name" and nothing more.  Some brave souls within the university system - you know - the ones that are supposed to do the math and explain things - some came out and tried to get through he propaganda screen - some were successful - but with such a controlled mainstream media their efforts were kept under control where they were not able to gain traction with the public in the critical years following the events.

Sabrosky mentions dual citizens - as holding key positions in our government.  Does this make sense to you?  Having people with divided loyalty in control of such important positions within the US government?  I think it's crazy - and a practice that needs to stop right away.

It's funny - America claims to be such a superpower yet we have become a joke - a laughing stock where it seems the rest of the world knows we are being taken and conned - but we just cannot see it ourselves.  We are so damned great that there is no way such things can be happening right here at home.

Well, there you have it.  There's another video for your consideration.  Whether or not anyone gives a damn is another question entirely.

4.24.2015

Finding Christians

I don't often mention many positive things because from my high horse I feel there are too many important things to discuss that I ignore important tasks like mentioning what is actually going right once in a while.  Although it does nothing to provoke argument I got such a feeling of greatness tonight that I came back to the candle flame like a moth-writer does.

Christians

I admit that there are great and awesome Christians out there.  I know some personally and - as this blog is not really about people I know - I need to make it that way for a blog-post cycle.

The Christians that I know personally - and exist with in my daily life accelerate their greatness to me in so many ways that I cannot really get into.  They will and do constantly try to find a way to fix things - that is a fact.  They are not brainwashed masses - but the most generous and thoughtful and caring friends a person couldn't even ask God to supply - because the Christians I know are too good to even imagine once you get to know them better.  And so far it is all of them that I know personally who enrich my life and give me reason for gratitude.  And in their honor, I wish to give that gratitude to them and God.

Muslims

I don't know enough - maybe they are afraid to speak out in this country - but as a good friend said - the fervor has died down for the moment - but wait....

Since the fervor from the terror attacks on the homeland have diminished - does that mean we are in for another self-inflicted terror attack to get the masses begging for security and more war?

The Future of America

I am convinced by recent discussions that our American future is at a crossroads and that the public would like it to go in certain directions - away from war and more toward the "homeland."  Fine - let's keep up security if you wanna' have all the drama - but let's get part of the economy back to reality and start fixing this place up and get some people back to work.  It's still business!  What difference does it make if the government spends all our extra cash on weapons or on peace projects to "protect the homeland" from poverty?  What is the point of being poor to support war, if the same expenditure - on a project at home will provide jobs and prosperity and preserve lives?  What is the point of losing lives when the war isn't necessary?  And why are so many wars necessary?  Why do we have troops in 140 countries?  Are we at war with 140 countries?  If we are in financial trouble like everyone says wouldn't it make sense to slow down on our expenditures and maybe make peace with ten of those countries so we can shift that money from the war industry to homeland businesses and construction?  Think of the schools and libraries and cities we could build with all of that money.

Think about the solar energy available in our deserts that we don't use - and the fantastic energy independence this nation can truly achieve.

We are on the verge and can move this country toward greatness - but that requires boldness on all of our parts.  We have to all, someday be willing to sacrifice for real - in ways we didn't previously imagine to save the greatest nation in the world.  A nation made great by a Constitution that works - if it is followed.  We don't need a new form of government we have a great model that can really be followed and monitored with all of the security cameras the government installed that can now be made public online so we can all watch the same cameras the government is watching.

And while the government is busy doing all these things we need, they can make sure the public law supports the citizenry owning military equipment equal to or better than that the government -after all we will never need it until the government isn't able to protect us any more - then since their equipment must have failed protecting us we'll have to use our superior stuff in a last ditch effort to protect ourselves.



3.01.2015

Coffee, Church and State

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_bean#mediaviewer/File:75_degrees_green_coffee.png


I'm in a  coffee shop.

I missed church again for the millionth time.  It feels good.  Being an independent thinker requires maintenance - which in turn requires a certain distance from the herd.  Or is it a flock?

Some conversations I've participated in recently involved folks from other nations as well as Americans who all were participating in a joint endeavor.  In other words because of work we all had to get along.  We did.  There were disagreements and agreements - with each of our own prejudices showing from time to time.  Everyone remained civilized but there were always times in our political discussions that things kinda' hit an impasse.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dean


James Dean movie projected on the wall beside and above my left.  Two women just sat across from me at the table I'm blogging from.  AC/DC song playing.  Waves of customers come and go - I see them in the background.  It's raining outside.  I can't hear anything anyone is saying because the AC/DC music is just at the volume where I cannot make out details of words.

So these conversations we had - our groups - were fascinating to me.  They keep me going as I watch folks from different places express themselves here in America.  In the South.  That's important - just ask any Southerner.  They distinguish the South from the North.  The line is very blurry - but this group consisted once more of international minds as well as Southerners.

The Euros express their fascination with the schizophrenic nature of America.  What do I mean by schizophrenia?

Americans claim to want peace but are always at war.  We criticize others for violations of human rights yet we continue to keep open a prison at Gitmo - holding human beings like animals without charges - even after they've been cleared for release.  We claim to be a land of free and brave people - but how can we call ourselves brave yet at the same time remain silent or willingly ignorant when faced with facts contrary to what the media and our leaders tell us?  How can we be a nation that respects and defends freedom of worship yet has managed to demonize an entire religion?  It takes leadership to do all those things.


 This definition:

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schizophrenia
noun  schizo·phre·nia  \ˌskit-sə-ˈfrē-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
Medical Definition of SCHIZOPHRENIA

:  a psychotic disorder characterized by loss of contact with the environment, by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life, and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling, thought (as in delusions), perception (as in hallucinations), and behavior—called also dementia praecox; see paranoid schizophrenia


I find this a fascinating definition.  It describes  effectively the condition I am observing regarding the American public.   But is it really their fault?  Garbage in garbage out - true of computers and brains.  And after the endless stream of lies and garbage this public has been fed it is no wonder that they remain mushroom masses - being fed you know what and remaining where they are comfortable - in the dark.


The American public is suffering horribly by the disservice provided to them by the media and their money-grubbing leaders; both spiritual and otherwise.   The herd here, in the USA, is truly schizo.  They are out of touch with reality because to find useful information requires hard work and time.  Since most things in nature take the path of least resistance -  busy Americans will take what is fed to them by the TV and accept it as facts.  People will tell you that they know "We are being lied to" but when an attempt is made to discuss specifics they fall apart.  I had a conversation with a man while out one night listening to a band.  The man was over fifty years old.  The conversation steered toward politics.  It was almost like talking to a child.  The man trusts his government.  When I asked him about some events the government has not been able to explain - he eventually - when faced with that confusing moment  when he realized he didn't really have any facts he simply said:  "You're crazy."  I replied that I'm used to hearing that.

That is the end of anything resembling meaningful conversation usually.  The person in today's America that distrusts the government is now "crazy." There must have been a time when people didn't trust their govenment - otherwise there would not have been a revolution to get this place started.  I suppose that I am, at heart, a revolutionary.  This quality makes normal conversations with the brainwashed herd challenging.

This habit of Americans to see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil disgusts me.  It really makes me ashamed to be part of such a cowed populace.   There used to be someone designated "village idiot" - now we can put the majority of Americans into that category.

And smug.  Yes we are smug indeed.  We Americans are exceptional and have all the answers - that's why there is always money for war and no social safety net.  Only smart people spend all their money on bombs and weapons to slaughter people who've done nothing to harm us.  And when confronted with facts contradictory to our TeeVee all we can do is shoot the messenger like the fascists we've become.  These qualities of Americans come straight from leadership - political and spiritual.  Thanks leaders.


A friend asked me recently if I agreed with his statement that "Americans are essentially lazy."  I said "No - I don't know many lazy people - I think they suffer from poor leadership."  My analysis stands. 

A country, organization and a church must all be led.  To keep it all together and provide direction, encouragement, and to further the cause requires leadership.  This leadership must direct this herd - whether you want to call it a herd or not.   And these leaders are doing a fine job as they lead their herds into slavery and poverty and possibly destruction.

It seems that most leaders have all taken the bait of money over morality.   It makes me wonder if it is because these leaders are mostly charlatans in the first place (my favorite theory) or because they just couldn't resist the temptation of more and more money.  They took and continue to take the easy road rather than the high road.  After all - what is more difficult - standing apart from a group or hiding amongst it?  The answer is obvious.

It takes a special kind of courage to exercise unpopular speech rather than repeating the same stuff that is popular with the congregation.  These spiritual leaders obviously possess none of that.  Spiritual leaders, almost by definition are always dealing with groupthink.

groupthink
    noun group·think \ˈgrüp-ˌthiŋk\
Definition of GROUPTHINK

:  a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics


This is quite a responsibility - leading people who willingly and absolutely submit to their leader.  Leaders who are in a position of superiority regarding thought relative to their followers.  Who in the audience/congregation has the balls to call the preacher on it when he says something stupid or otherwise?  If the preacher doesn't speak out against torture and extrajudicial murder by the US federal government then there must not be anything wrong with it - right?  But what good would it do when dealing with a leader who is deluded themselves - also a victim of groupthink?  Another mind easily hyptnotized, easily led - incapable of independent thought?  What kinda' leader is that?  One that NEVER exercises unpopular speech?  That's the kind of leader you don't need.

...the movie projected onto the wall here in the coffee shop -   James Dean, in black and white, had his chin in his left palm shaking his head "no", now the guy who played "Mr. Howell" in the TV show "Gilligan's Island" is making some proclamation or another to the crowd playing in the picture.  I have never seen this movie and have no idea what is going on in it.  A young couple still all huggy and kissy have sat down now where the ladies were a while ago.  They simply disappeared - I never saw them leave and now this couple is sitting there eating panini, drinking cappacino and the girl has a soda.  I can't hear anything they are saying since now "Crazy Train" is playing in the background.  Probably good that I can't hear them anyway. 

Americans are, for sure, suffering from a "loss of contact with the environment."  And no wonder.  It is so difficult to get "actionable intelligence" from this lame-ass media.  A television was on while I was visiting someone this weekend - cop show after cop show - blood, idiots with guns - just stupid.  More propaganda normalizing in the minds of the masses a police state.  Young men and women walking around with giant automatic pistols on their belts.  As I'm watching I wonder how stupid all these actors and actresses are as they assist in the construction of the very police state that will enslave their own families.  Fools - and unattractive fools at that.  Embarrassing.  

A guy in a coat just sat down to my right.  He took his laptop out of a plastic bag he was using to keep his computer covered from the rain outside.  I noticed as he began typing on the keyboard that he was wearing nail polish.  I don't know what message he is trying to transmit to others - maybe he likes nail polish?  The women across the table are now gesturing with their arms as they continue their conversation about something concerning colors of clothes or a jacket or something.  The one on the left just took a sip of bottled water - yet another scam.  When I was a kid water was free.  I guess they will be selling bottles of air next?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_fountain#mediaviewer/File:Bubbler.jpg


A girl just showed up to meet the guy with the nail polish.  They are moving to a small table in the middle of the coffee shop.  The customers are shifting out and shifting in.  He just came back and grabbed his coat and coffee.  His body odor  is still lingering.  "Slow ride, dah dah dah...take it eeeezzeee - eee is playing in the background now."

The laptop guy is back - sitting across the table from me this time.  The couple that was there left after eating and two couples have taken over the table in the middle of the coffee shop.  It seems guys don't take their baseball caps off when they are inside a building anymore.  I used to think that was proper etiquette.  Another quartet has waddled in and are awaiting a chance to order.

So these leaders of these herds of Americans - what are their agendas?  The well-being of their herd or the agenda they serve?  I suspect they are serving agendas that in many cases do not represent the well-being of their flock.

A few words about the fake news I've seen today.  Some reports abound regarding actions Obama is taking - and I must say that I like some of them and wonder about others.  There were reports this week that there was going to be a ban on certain .223 armor piercing ammunition.  That is unconstitutional - but that's nothing new anymore.  The public has become accustomed to the leaders doing whatever the heck they want to do whether it is unconstitutional or not.  It doesn't seem to matter anymore.  The leaders in the opposing branches of government do nothing to defend the Constitution they've taken an oath to defend.   I can't tell if the leaders in the opposing branches are stupid, part of the scam,  if somebody has something on them, or if they are just cowards.  They just keep their office, by hook or by crook and do nothing.  I guess they went to church today - who knows?  I'm sure they make enough from their paycheck to donate enough to the church to keep the preacher's mouth shut.

Another report discusses Obama having threatened to shoot down Israeli jets flying over an area the USA controls in Iraq.  Supposedly - and how can we believe anything anymore, this would have been in response to Israel bombing a nuclear plant in Iran.  Oh well - you have to do what you have to do.  Israel has way too much power out of proportion with her importance if you ask me.  So far, in my lifetime Israel has been nothing but trouble for the United States.  Our country resembles Israel more and more every day.  When I ask people about their support for Israel it is over-the-top with their religious assertions about "holy land" and that kind of thing.  Our Constitution doesn't say much about any holy lands here on Earth or otherwise.  I think it is best to keep this out of our politics.  It is time for Israel to put the guns down and try to make peace.  There are also claims that there are nuclear weapons in Israel.  Well - are there?  Why should the enemies of Israel want the Israelis to have nuclear weapons when they can't have them themselves?  Is that a formula for peace?  The religious people tell me that the chosen people can have the weapons because they are better than those bad Muslims.  Give me a break.  I've never seen universally good or bad qualities in any group.  Have you?

Why does Israel need nuclear weapons if they are such pious people.   I thought holy people and M-16s were mutually exclusive when I was a kid - now I've learned that they always go hand in hand.   I've heard enough about holy lands and chosen people - lets bring this conversation back down to Earth - where I live - for a bit.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Flickr_-_Israel_Defense_Forces_-_IDF_Soldiers_at_the_Western_Wall.jpg

Give peace a chance.  There's a new concept.  We already have enough weapons to kill everybody.   It has been time for a long time to take the religion out of the politics regarding Israel.  I don't want your religion in my politics and you don't want my religion in your politics.

Led Zeppelin is now playing in the background - "Communications Breakdown....wailing of Bob Plant..."  

America IS the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  America will only remain great if those ideals are preserved - and the preservation of those ideals has been entrusted in our leaders.  When our leaders no longer serve that purpose they abdicated their position as leaders and become liabilities.  They sit on their fat asses and roll over like good little dogs when told.  They are given dog biscuits in the form of funding for this or that pet project in their state.  Like neutered dogs they have lost their animal instincts - their will to fight.  Who needs them?

The music has changed now to "Paradise City."  The crowd has  changed again - another couple has come and gone after sitting down to wait for their coffee on my right.  The black and white movie projection on the wall has changed to a fifties-style mom-dad-and the kid appearance with everybody in the scene all smiles and happy.

Where are the spiritual leaders when it comes to truth and justice?  AWOL - just like their congregations who go to work every day.  Americans, suffering from this awful leadership,  are not asking the questions that need to be asked like the Euros ask Americans.  Rather than taking the question into consideration and maybe having a moment of reflection they repeat the freeze-dried faux news they heard on the TeeVee.  They don't ask the tough questions real spiritual leaders would have posed at church on Sunday because they don't have real spiritual leaders.  The frauds standing in front of the congregation, like the frauds in congress are just that frauds.  And cowards.  Afraid that their mouth will get them into trouble - money trouble - as the funding they rely on for their position will be cut off the moment they stand up to authority.

Leaders are now in a difficult position in another way - now that they've supported liars to further their agendas for so long - they are stuck with a herd that has believed the lies - and are not going to be easy to get to change direction. 

How does the leader tell the group that they were lied to and that they in turn mis-lead their congregation?  How does a political leader tell people that they, too, swallowed the lies and that they were wrong about something as important and the events leading the nation to war?  How does a leader, spiritual or political, tell the flock it is time to move in a different direction - toward peace and away from war - when there is so much short-term money in selling fear and hatred?  Peace, it seems, doesn't fit into the "you're gonna burn in hell if you don't do X" concept sold by church and state.

Good leaders must find their moral center and make up their mind that it is time to put up or shut up.  It is time to practice, then preach, morality and values.  Telling the flock that it is OK for junior to go kill kids in another country that never attacked us is simple - but the repercussions are permanent.  Will our dear leaders find their moral center - or will they continue to lead America to its demise?  Are the end-times prophesies the church sells so successfully just the end result of their own poor leadership?

Now guitar music has taken over - the squeal of some sort of coffee machine making steam - noise level higher - laughter in the background of the coffee shop. 

So my plans for next Sunday don't include church - I like my mind the way it is.

The song by Guns'n'Roses has just finished:  "Where do we go now?....."

Good question.

















2.22.2015

"I'm looking for a Christian"


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogenes_of_Sinope


There is a story about Diogenes the Cynic being asked why he was carrying a lantern in broad daylight - his answer:  "I'm looking for a human being."  If Diogenes were here today I wonder if he might say "I'm looking for a true Christian."

I am not an expert in religion by any stretch - and I should be clear that I don't want to be.  I've read about Christ - directly without interpretation.  I did a lot of daydreaming during my church years and wasn't listening to whatever it was the nuns and priests were babbling.   This was part of my upbringing as part of the culture I was raised in.  Sunday school and church, I guess, were there to help instill morals and proper values.  I wonder what the hell happened?

If the church was doing its job all these years what has happened to all its disciples?  It kinda makes one wonder.  I, like Diogenes, am looking for a Christian.  One of my friends mentioned a quote from Ghandi:  "I like your Christ, but not your Christians."

I am surrounded by so-called Christians all the time since I live South in the Bible Belt.  I didn't grow up here and although having spent much of my life south of the Mason-Dixon line wasn't aware of the deep belief system here in southern Dixie.  It is surprising how closed-minded Christians are - and contradictory to boot.  Thank God I grew up in an area and around people more open-minded than those whose minds are held captive by the various churches here in the South.  Is keeping the flock hypnotized in fear a Christian value?

I don't mean to be mean or to pick a fight with Christians - after all I don't want to be murdered or burned at the stake or drowned like a witch - I only want to make clear some of the contradictions I see and cannot understand.

How is it possible to be a follower of Christ yet in the same breath make claims that it is OK to murder people who claim to believe differently in some other God?

Tithing?  What ever happened to the bake sale?

When I think of "tithing" (giving money to the church for nothing) I think of opening my own church.  What a profitable enterprise.  Think about it - like the Obama campaign - it is easy to sell hope because you never have to pay up.  You can take money and give hope all day long at 100 % profits.  You never have to worry about an audit because the auditor will be bound to the same belief system as the rest of the flock.  What a racket.

I've often wondered what the church has done with all this money they collect for nothing?  Every day Christians remind me that unless I make some stupid-ass public declaration in front of other people of my belief in their system I will go to hell.  If that is true - why couldn't they - if they really cared about me - use some of that money to pay God to keep me out of that furnace?  Maybe simply asking these questions will doom me to a furnace here on Earth - with a chance to be burned by Christians?

I hear much about so-called "moral relativism" from Christians - who are the biggest violators of this supposedly terrible sin.  Rather than abiding by their own "laws" like "thou shalt not kill" and "thou shalt not take other peoples mineral rights" Christians are led by holy men to do just that.  Christian kids are raised to hate the offspring of human beings who had the misfortune to grow up in an equally rotten parallel universe - where other holy men sell another faith to their kids teaching them to hate Christians.  Neither side will "turn the other cheek" because that would mean peace - something none of them really want.

Americans - and Christians -and Jews and Muslims too -  seem to love war.  America has been at war essentially forever.  It never ends.  This nation floats on an ocean of hypocrisy and debt.  Nothing is really as it appears - but there is some progress.  In today's America we've finally stopped some hypocrisy - like pretending that we care about peace and that this war will ever end.  Like the NAZIs before us from which we've taken our game-plan, we openly in broad daylight talk about killing forever.  It is manly these days to worship weapons of war - with everyone in the group always agreeing how neat this tank or jet or machine gun is.  There are endless newsreels from past wars and conflicts - mostly showing these weapons firing or their operators firing them.  There are not anywhere near as many films of the victims getting hit with the bullets.  They will show you a coupla' dead bodies here or there when it suits the agenda of those pumping out the propaganda - but for the most part our military machine is openly glorified.  Is militarism a Christian value?  Where did Christ discuss hosing people down with machine gun bullets?

Americans now believe, thanks to her dear leaders, that there is no other way to live than in a war economy.  We don't make much worth a hoot in this country although good people are trying to fix that.  Even the plastic bags everybody uses to bring their plastic stuff home from Big-Mart are cheapening to where the bags are falling apart before the customer has a chance to get to the car.  I should know as I've been re-purposing these bags as small trash bags for the last few years as I hate buying garbage bags.  Our greedy business leaders will always think of a way to shave a few dollars more to stuff into their bank account.  Who cares if the customer drops the junk on the way to the car?  Then they can come back in and buy more!

Are these Christian values - selling inferior or designed-to-fail products to the masses?  Or are there no Christians working in high-level positions in our corporations ?  Somehow I don't think it matters - Christians for the most part are Christians in name only.  Who cares about the examples Christ set?  Christ didn't work for a corporation and didn't use shopping bags.  What does selling a decent product and providing good service have to do with Christianity?

We've pissed so much money away on these wars it is surprising to me that the public doesn't notice.  I've met a few people who work very long hours six days a week who had their tax refund confiscated at the last minute for this reason or that.  It's "funny" - here are some folks who've been looking forward to that few thousand bucks to replace the worn-out jalopy they depend on in this freezing icy weather to keep the money coming in to the family - a car that just barely gets them to work - and the government grabbed the loot.  Rest assured taxpayer - the money has been well spent on munitions to murder non-believers somewhere else in the world who's leaders are selling them the same hate wrapped in different packaging.  Is hating Muslims a Christian value?  Is teaching kids to hate a Christian value?  Is scaring people a Christian value?  Is spreading terror and fear a Christian value?

There was a time when U.S. leaders got back to their herd from time to time to remind them why we are all chipping in to win the war.  This hypocrisy has also, thankfully, ended.  No longer pretending that there is any intention to ever end the "long war" we started by bombing ourselves on September 11, 2001, our propaganda machine simply fans the flames of fear and hatred.  There is always someone with a turban hiding in a cave somewhere up to no good.  Americans everywhere can be found publicly pissing their pants around the coffee machine and water cooler.  They talk in circles as each speculates about this or that non-issue fed to them by the corporate death-machine.  Forget ending the bloodshed - there is simply too much money to be had.  No - not for you or me - for the media, the manufacturers and the politicians.  Possibly the churches too huh?  I wonder if any of those robed ones are on the take - after all it is their flocks that are participating in these bloodbaths.

I saw a news article the other day - probably put out by some Republican propaganda outlet to bash  Obama for a bit.  Their complaint?  That Obama doesn't see an Islamic terror threat.  They proceeded to belittle him with the standard political propaganda expected from those wishing to plant a Bush back in the White house.  News flash:  I don't see an Islamic terror threat either - in fact all of the Muslims I've met so far have been pretty decent - since I met them here in the states and they were abiding by our laws.  None of them shot me or attempted to bomb my house - I think they were busy running their business or getting the kids to school.  With all the government peeping toms and perverts spying on all the Muslims in this country you would think they could have turned up more evidence over the last fourteen years other than zero.  The only "plots" discovered were patsies set up by our own agencies.

The terror threat is a maniacal plan to keep religous people everywhere shooting each other.  Religious people do what their leaders tell them.  The proof is easy to see - just watch them all throw money at their churches.  You would think these rich churches could spare a minute or two to remind their flock that torture is a sick, twisted and perverted crime against humanity.  But they won't because being the hypocrites they are - they revert back to their own type of moral relativism - rather than sticking with the fake absolute morals they pretend.  I'm sure they will knock off the hypocrisy eventually like the government of the US did - and openly admit they love a good Crusade.

The government and the churches are playing the same game - spreading fear and hate and superstition with no facts to present whatsoever.  This is a profitable enterprise as it exists without costs and brings the highest profits and mind-controlled robots to do ones bidding.

I'm still looking for a Christian.








2.10.2015

Getting Religion


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I don't understand religion.

Sometimes when I think about the effects religion has upon people I become frightened.

I see people transformed, as they describe their particular God's intentions for makind,  into those automatons that I've read participated in the French revolution.  Friends and neighbors, baker turned guillotine-operator, eyes mad with blood lust.

Perhaps I am seeing something that really is not there?  I think not.

Beliefs hold strong power over us all.  Cracking through our belief system seems impossible on both sides - whether trying to convince someone, or when confronted with evidence  that we have been so so wrong about something we'd thought we really knew.

Religious beliefs held by many confuse me.  How can a person claim to live by a law given to them by their own God:  "Thou shalt not kill" and then  add "but....it's ok under these circumstances" to the end of God's sentence?

How can a person not see that there may be things that they cannot know - like other people's Gods?  When people tell me things on God's behalf I wonder why God wouldn't just tell me himself - right?  How can people expect me to believe in their God if their God is telling them to kill people?  My God tells me NOT to kill people - it's one of his ten commandments.  Doesn't that make my God better?

We can go on forever about these belief issues - which is why we are doing everyone a service by adhering to a legal system of agreed-upon laws which we all agree to live by.  Finding a way to keep individual religions out of it is almost impossible since it seems that our laws have religious foundations somewhere along the timeline of the past.

How can a person tell me God told them something I need to know - but they can't get God to say the same thing to me out loud so I can hear it too.  Usually the next thing they tell me is I have to pony up some cash so they can do more good.  Why does their God need my money?  Yes a bit of sarcasm.

I do not wish to poke fun at religious beliefs because I have too much respect for my religious friends and also know that maybe they know something I don't know - maybe they do have a special insight in these religious matters that I do not have.  In the meantime - while we philosophize over that - we have to get on with living our lives as I have been told.

That means mutual respect - then we get into definitions of "good" religions and "bad" religions.  These are also fascinating discussions which can lead to historical "proof" of said religious beliefs backing up this or that God under discussion.  Henry Ford said that "history is bunk" which makes me wonder if that statement applies to historical proof of religious beliefs.

Yesterday I took a look at a few websites discussing acupuncture.  One site was Wikipedia and then some independent ones which gave a much more balanced and respectful viewpoint of this part of Chinese medicine.  Acupuncture may be sneered at in Western culture because it is not based on science - but does that necessarily mean that it won't work?  I thought the Hippocratic Oath was at the basis of medical morality "First do no harm" - perhaps that means acupuncture should be tried if there is a possibility that it "works" to treat maladies and causes no harm.  Perhaps acupuncture really works and is a powerful tool that we simply cannot explain using science as the medium of explanation - I don't know.  Are there parallels with religion I wonder?

In the world of peace I envision people do not have wars over religion.  But is there a possibility that this is an impossible dream if religion is at the base of our common morals.  If we no longer rely on laws - like the Constitution and Bill of Rights which seem written in an effort to minimize our tendency to fall back on religious-based decision making - then the most popular religions will be at odds with each other on certain major issues.  Religions seem to justify violent action when certain sins are committed - and voila - we have mortal combat and war.  I know the Pope has recently come out and said that "killing in the name of God is blasphemy"- but I also know that Christians in general have not heard that word because that is not what they tell me they believe.

A respect for ALL human life, at a minimum, must be our common value:  Whether a value of religion A or religion B does not matter.  What matters is finding those commonalities upon which we can all agree - then work out from there.

The alternative is to continue the tendency - whether fomented by media masters or not, toward a religious war - a war that may have to burn itself out.  A war that once started will escape the control of its masters (slaves?) leading to nothing but waste.  What are your religious leaders doing to prevent this?  Are they reminding their flocks of their duty to uphold what used to be American values like "Thou shalt not torture people,"  "Thou shalt not lie countries into wars,"  etc...??

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Where were all these pious religious leaders, call them saints if you wish, on television when it was time to speak out against torture, trampling of rights, spreading of fear and terror for cash prizes - where were the churches etc...???  They may have forgotten their duty to remind their parishioners
of their moral duties and to hold their public servants accountable for high crimes - but I'll bet they never forgot to pass around the collection basket!

Perhaps the fight we are really involved in here in the "States and by extension, the rest of the world, is a battle for our common values.  Common values at a very local level extending up to common values at a national level - then international.  Laws binding all parties are enacted every day - do these laws represent our values?  It seems more often than not we find ourselves confronted with laws that do not serve the common good.  Sometimes what is considered "common" changes - like the mix of religious belief systems - then the trouble begins it seems.  Doesn't it make sense to always remember that religious systems are indeed belief-based - but can only serve as the foundations for why we enact certain laws - but should never be the legal system themselves?

Or are we forever trapped within the limits of our abilities as human beings to grasp what common set of values can bring us together to create the best world possible for all of us?

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2.07.2015

U.S. Corporate Media: Irrelevant and Orwellivant

The moth returns to the candle flame.

brian williams - still orwellivant


The public mind is shifting as some sort of awakening seems to be in progress.  Really.

The conversations I'm having with folks tell me that the public is indeed beginning to wake up.  People of all stripes are having rather civilized discussions, sometimes heated, then ending somewhere in the middle.

These discussions I've been present for and some that I've participated in are encouraging to say the least.  The topics are sometimes political addressing some of what I consider to be the more important issues facing this nation today.  Like what?

One world government or the "New World Order" comes up a lot as the citizens of these United States are having discussions about topics that a short time  ago were completely taboo.  Consumers are transforming into citizens, sometimes right before my eyes as they are exposed to new ideas or ideas that they had heard rumors about but didn't know whether or not these ideas had any merit.

It is now possible to discuss the questions surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 where unanswered questions haunt the liars that fed the official story to the animals living in this modern version of Orwell's "Animal Farm."  If one is well-informed it has become possible to have an adult conversation about the 911 attacks without the "debunkers" or whatever they are attacking reflexively.      Now people act differently where they will listen to arguments/questions and mentally digest them - perhaps not ready to "believe" the monstrosity of the lies that face us - but leave when the conversation is over with their own questions.  It is surprising which events or questions or anomalies  contradicting the official pack of lies will awaken various people.  Many of these discussions remind me how many questions I never thought to ask myself about this pivotal event that our nation just won't let go.  The cover-up was and is still, excellent, as the public ignorance regarding WTC7 proves.  Although we don't have a government capable of addressing this crime of the century perhaps the new awareness will contribute to further progress when the next false-flag attack occurs.

Although the media would like us to accept that 911 is a done deal and the perps got away with the crime we find over and over again that this topic will just not die.  And it can't because it is THE event upon which just about every change we are experiencing now is based.  All of the feather-fluffing at the airports, the checkpoints on the highway, the severe and ridiculous militarization of our police forces which some call a standing army (I agree) - all of these negatives that undermine the American way of liberty come into question.

Recently there has been a media feeding frenzy surrounding a story that Brian Williams lied about being in a helicopter under fire during one of the military adventures our military industrial complex relies on so heavily for their blood profits.  I've not believed anything out of Brian Williams' mouth since I wised up to 911 which led to my personal research journey into other scams inflicted on the public.  Brian Williams never reported on any of the real issues facing the nation so when I heard he finally got caught in a lie it didn't surprise me.  I've always felt he's been guilty along with the rest of the blabbermouths on teevee of lying at least by omission.  Whether or not Brian lied about something is also in question as it is being reported by the same media that lied via omission along with him to the public and consumed our airwaves with drivel while real questions about real crimes went unasked on the teeVee set.  Here is a bit from an article where a pilot at the center of the controversy contradicts our favorite feel-good teevee personality's story :

"After landing, we learned that the parked aircraft had received small-arms fire and had been hit with an RPG on their mission.
Brian Williams and crew recorded footage of this parked aircraft. The “Big Windy” aircraft was not part of our unit. It was not part of our flight. We were not flying “behind” them. Our missions were completely separate.
Brian Williams began to tell the story, from 2003, that the lead aircraft in our flight had received this ground fire.
This was not true."
OK - so what?  Brian Williams has done nothing to deliver good relevant information to the public anyway - just the babble his bosses told him to report minus any real issues that I'm sure he isn't dumb enough to discount.
This media has been at the epicenter of America's decline.  Not to give American journalists all the credit for venality there is an interesting article featuring the editor of a German newspaper admitting that he planted stories in his newspaper for the CIA.  His book cover not yet translated into English...

Bought Journalists

Is this such a big surprise?  People will tell you  that they already know that these things are going on but do they really grasp the seriousness and extent of it?  I don't think so.  Here is a snippet from the article:

"Ulfkotte says that remorse of having “lied” to mass audiences over the years drove him to come forward. He told RI that he was:
“taught to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public.”
Ulfkotte says:
“I’m ashamed I was part of it. Unfortunately I cannot reverse this.”
Among the admissions that Ulfkotte makes in the interview are putting his own name to articles completely written by intelligence agencies. He said:
“I ended up publishing articles under my own name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services, especially the German secret service.”
Ulfkotte detailed the pattern of cajolery and outright bribery used by the CIA and other US-allied intelligence agencies, for the purpose of advancing political agendas. "

The media situation is still abysmal in this nation.  I repeatedly hear folks telling me that they are disappointed about some small fact misreported by their favorite news organization and I have to restrain myself from jumping in to give them ten more examples about higher crimes.

Why is the media so important?  Why is the media too important to remain in the control of a few greedy hands?  Consider what  Jefferson said so eloquently :

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. "

If the media feeds lies to the public we end up with a "garbage in garbage out" situation where the public endlessly runs around in circles arguing with each other about non-issues while the real issues that are at the heart of our common challenges remain  undebated.  I can't stop noticing how foolish the FBI and other Groupmind-alphabet-agencies of dubious character make public claims about this danger or that - while they NEVER do anything about 911.  That's what I call ZERO credibility.  And what kind of grown-ups get on TV and scare the kids about these boogeyman terrorists all the time?  Shouldn't good parents show their kids "not to be afraid of the dark" and "the bigger they are the harder they fall" etc...?  I guess not anymore.  These people go to work and ignore the bigger picture - many claiming there is nothing they can do.  My answer:  "BS.  Quit."  Pretty simple.  Find something else to do.  Why are you working there?  And why did Dan Rather report that the FBI provided the stuff to blow up the World Trade Center the first time?  You see - these are the kinds of questions absent in the mainstream media.  That's why guys like Brian Williams just don't matter - unless you need to know a good hairdresser - 'cause Brian Williams always has a kickass haircut.

These media people have a look that says:  "Hi - I report "news" "reports" on stuff that is, for the most part, untrue" written all over them.   They talk the same, dress the same, look the same.  I remember years ago when I would still look at the teevee news that there was some newscaster that was on a lot on one of the "big" mainstream stations and when the guy quit or was fired he was replaced with someone who looked exactly like him.  I remember doing a "double-take" looking at the television screen when the news was on a teevee I was walking past that had the news on.  The similarity the new puppet-mouth had to the old puppet-mouth was astonishing.  They were like these Star Trek re-dos where they have an actor that looks so much like the Shatner-Kirk that you have to look twice.  I guess that's about right because both are so obviously fake.

Counting Votes in America
Furthermore a media that doesn't report the facts is almost as dangerous as the one we have now.  A pre-packaged planned media that not only fails to report relevant information to the electorate but has now become a staged panic-management system feeding the mushroom masses a fetid stew -poisoning their minds to keep them in the dark about laws, crimes or misdeeds that serve the oligarchs and screw over We the People.

But the media is not the only challenge that faces us.  We are also faced with a broken vote-counting system that fails to provide a paper receipt or other mechanism that makes the vote transparent.

Every person I've asked that uses a cash machine has responded "No" when I've asked them if they've ever received a single dollar that didn't belong to them from a bank automatic teller machine.  Don't forget that the automatic teller machine has an additional task a voting machine doesn't need to do - it must accurately dispense exactly the right amount of currency to the customer in addition to providing a receipt and maintaining security and accountability.

Immigrants

I say "let them in."  Why?  Because those folks down South have tried to start their own peaceful governments and rumor has it, since I cannot depend on any mainstream media outlets, strictly internet - it seems that our government has been busy overthrowing the leaders selected or elected by people in other countries.  When those people flee those countries to come to the United States I say "welcome."  They clean the place I live in.  They cleaned other places I've lived and never stole anything.  That's a better record than many businesspeople I've dealt with.  Maybe things will change for the better.  At least when they see something wrong they do something about it even if it means leaving their country to come here.  Isn't it fair to allow a person to leave their country to come here and live if we're the ones that destroyed the place they grew up in?  Poetic justice?

False Flag coming?

The is the Modus Operandi of those pushing our buttons here in the 'States and it seems, in many places in the world.  Something gets "attacked" then the government that can't mail a letter suddenly becomes hyper-efficient and immediately pulls out some pre-written legislation which is signed into law before anybody has any kind of adult debate about the new laws in public.  I submit that this practice of policymaking that is contrary to the well-being of the citizenry - especially when based on lies based on false-flag attacks - is a recipe for disaster.

America is no more when the Bill of Rights and Constitution are routinely ignored.  Is that a bad thing?  You should judge for yourself but if you have taken an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic your first duty is to inform yourself.  You must start with a study of Groupthink and other know hazards related to working in a group environment.  You must determine to the best of your ability whether or not you are contributing to a country "Of the people, by the people, and for the people."  That is what the government was created for - or perhaps that was only what was told to the citizens - not sure - maybe that was a lie too - but at some point the other party that has a contract with America called the Constitution+Bill of Rights has to keep their end of the bargain - and that means ALL OF US.

It is difficult, sometimes, when it is time to pay up on a bet.  We all place bets on different things - sometimes we win and sometimes we "lose."  (I don't believe we ever lose unless we, ourselves, look at a situation that way but anyway...)  Sometimes the sacrifice we must make personally is different from the sacrifice we thought we were signing up for.  This is true - but there is a happier life in doing the right thing and suffering the so-called loss that may come in return.

Some challenges I can cite from the discussions I've had and some of this writing is that I never understood how hard it would be to try to get somebody just to look at something - and how difficult it is to take on three people in a discussion where you yourself are called a "conspiracy theorist" by people who can normally think logically and rationally on just about every other topic.  You too may have felt this if you are a "truther " of sorts as is one of the propaganda labels people may have pinned on you.  But as time goes on and the truth comes out - perhaps you may feel satisfaction in being free from fantasyland.

Will there be a false flag coming?  There almost has to be - and it almost has to have elements of the military and police and government, and news media involved working together.  That's the way things are being run now.  The fact that there are American citizens involved is the sad part.

I could never understand how an American could be involved in bombing their own nation.  Then aiding in the cover-up of the crime - then lying to the citizens - including new generations of children that will live a life based upon the most vile lies.  Perhaps my unwillingness at first to accept that there are people that will do such things - and still are people to commit these acts - and that they are at the ready was what took so long for me to finally admit to myself that things as presented to me on the teevee were outright lies.  I understand now.  I no longer maintain such fantasies that our government and media are run by anything other than greedy war-mongers and war-profiteers - people who don't believe the rest of us need to have facts and unrigged elections.

America will be saved if the media does its job.  That means the internet must remain unfettered by censorship so everyone can have an outlet.  Censorship is immature and unbecoming of a nation of free people.  Give me all the facts and I'll make up my own mind thank you.

Maybe Brian Williams should have just done his job  and taken the heat from the beginning.  He would have been fired long ago if he had reported relevant facts and spoken truth to power.  But he didn't - he did what many members of his audience are doing - doing what is wrong instead of what is right - clinging to a guilty present instead of facing the music now and just saying "no" I won't lie to the public and I won't aid any effort to lie to the public.  But we all know a good steady job is worth its weight in gold right?  Maybe more?  I hope whatever it was that kept Brian Williams in line all these years was worth it to him.

There are no easy answers but we are talking.   That means we can still rely on each other even if we can't rely on Brian Williams.