Sunday, 31 October 2010

And so? What Are You Going To Do About It??

I'm feeling, on this Day of Rest (not a bad idea, that; to slow down from the daily frenetic pace and allow some quality time for reflection), a need to tell it like it is, for me, in response to a number of issues in particular. One is the subject of fluoridation. Another is the subject of vaccines, and the full extent of their side effects. The common denominator of these subject areas: the power over The People of the corporate-government complex, and its bottom-line mentality.*

Item. The current e-newsletter of a fluoridation-information site that I take (Fluoride Action Network) informs its readers that FAN is now involved in a campaign in Canada to get a community there to pay attention to the dangers of fluoridated water, specifically, in this instance, to babies; thus, their campaign's recommended statement to the public:

"Your public water supply is fluoridated. Fluoridated water should not be used or added to infant formula, foods, or drinks intended for babies 12 months of age or younger in order to avoid dental fluorosis."

Even the American Dental Association has (grudgingly, it would appear, from the historical record) recommended this policy. Question: Why has it taken so long to get even this far in this matter? Well, we know by now...

Two things. (1) It reminded me of a campaign I took part in in Los Angeles many years ago (the early '70s) when the PTB made their move to try to fluoridate L.A.'s water supply. By then I had read a fair amount of material on the subject, and engaged heavily in the battle to educate the public to the matter. We won that battle. But The People have, still, not won the war. (Well; they have in most of Europe. But in the UK - my adopted country - and in the US - my home country - and in Australia - my resident country for a time - the corporate overlords still rule the day. As they do in so many other areas.) (2) It prompted me to go to a couple of links at their website, and review the information available in our current time as to the dangers of this ill-begotten enterprise.** In looking over those reviews - '10 Facts About Fluoridation', and '50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation' - it all came back squarely into my face again, of the appalling nature of the control over the mind of Man of the corporate-government complex: a few people making huge amounts of money by treating a large number of people like cattle, or sheep to be sheared.

It is all I can do to retain a belief in and loyalty to the rightness of a Plan of Life based on free will, in the face of such callous disregard of the rights of individuals.

Which brings me to my second

Item. I have been slowly getting through a book by one Dr. Andrew J. Wakefield (entitled the above-mentioned expression, 'Callous Disregard' - used by him ironically, as one of the charges levied against him). It is his side of the story of his being censured by the UK's General Medical Council for leading an investigation into purported gut damage to several children associated, temporally at the least, with their MMR vaccines. I had gotten through Chapter Three - entitled 'The Dean's Dilemma' - and was waiting to get into Chapter Four - entitled 'The Whistleblower' - when I had more time. I finally decided, today, to take the time to get further into his book.*** His Chapter Four is a mindblower. It is the account of his encounter with a man who had been involved in the UK government's immunization oversight committee, as an expert in the field, and who became appalled and disillusioned when he found out that the committee was 'stacked', in regards to questions about the safety of the MMR shot being considered for the UK. The bottom line in this instance: The People are cannon fodder to these overlords of ours.

Well; no more.

Not if I have anything to do with it.

And I do.

And so do you.

And it's time now to get to our work.

What we came here for, TO do.

At - this - time.

To help shift humanity onto a higher turn of the spiral, of consciousness evolution. Leaving our childish stage behind, and going for the gold of graduation.

For that is what this life business is all about.

Certainly not to get stuck in it, and lost in the thicket of materialism.

Bottom line: Life is a school. The purpose is to graduate.


* And there's that bugbear again: Money.
Happy Hollowe'en.

** Which came about when the US government was secretly developing the A-bomb, a side effect of which was the poisoning of the cattle and land around the production site by fluoride; triggering some research into how to get around the problem. Hey presto: The metering into the water supply of a supposed wondrous substance against tooth decay, accompanied by an advertising campaign selling it to the public like 'they' sold cigarettes, complete with white-coated 'doctors', or at least people made out to be experts. And in our day, the scam continues, allowing the likes of the artificial fertilizer and aluminum industries to get rid of a toxic by-product of their manufacturing processes and make money on it to boot. Sweet.

*** Occasioned, at least in part, by my happening to put a couple of books back in my bookshelf that I didn't need out for reference any longer, and, scanning for a place to put one of them back, noticed one that I haven't gotten into for some time. entitled 'Vaccination and Behavioral Disorders: A Review of the Controversy', it is a summation of the research done by a parent, Greg Wilson, after his elder daughter's adverse reaction to the 'triple antigen', DPT shot. With a Foreword by Harris L. Coulter, PhD - arguably the US's foremost medical historian - it is a harrowing read, in more ways than one.
(Dr. Coulter is associated with two other excellent books in this field: 'DPT: A Shot In the Dark' with Barbara Loe Fisher (1985), and 'Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American Brain' (1990). It is this latter, 'behavioral disorder' subject area that Mr. Wilson's book goes into in some substantial detail.)

Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Kingdom of Heaven: It's About Time

Steve Bhaerman is an interesting fellow. With a blog called notesfromthetrail, he also writes under the nom de plume of Swami Beyondananda, in a very clever way; full of humor, and making a point at the same time. Just this week he weighed into the November elections subject, and made -or that is, tried to make - a case for voting for Democratic Party candidates. (As "a No-Bahrainer," a dig at the information that "the chief financier for the Republican election efforts, the 'U.S. Chamber of Commerce', has its offices in Bahrain."
"Well, it kind of makes sense. If we're going to outsource all of our jobs, why not outsource governance itself?
"If there has been any doubt that the 'new world order' intends to turn the world into one big third world country with the ruling elites safe in gated communities, this should put that doubt to rest. One can only hope that those social conservatives who habitually vote Republican for patriotic reasons will join the upwising and awaken to the realization that Tea Party or not, putting the Republicans back in power will reinforce government of, by and for the power of money - and not necessarily American money.")

I felt drawn to respond; thusly:

"Thoughtful stuff, Steve. But I'm not sure that voting Democratic is the answer. It sends the wrong signal; stays on the more-of-the same level. We the People need to put pressure on the Powers that Be to put a None of the Above choice on the ballot. Of course, people can already do that by voting with their feet, and refusing to play the game; but that just leaves the same old gang in charge (as you say, the corporate state). So, more needs to be done.

"A voting spot for None of the Above is one answer. Another is to follow up on your 'Bucky' initiative,* and provide The People with a First Party alternative, by spelling the choice out more clearly. To say: We are on the cusp of major change. The Western political system, at the least, is corrupt; the global economic system is corrupt, and about to collapse, under the weight of its internal contradictions (long-term pain for short-term gain; a socio-economic philosophy of growth and planned obsolescence at a critical time of need for conservation of resources; etc. etc.). And about time. About time: It's time to go neither Left nor Right but up, to a new level. You are alluding to it; but look at it more closely.

"Consider where we are at in terms of the insightful Hegelian dialectic of thesis-antithesis-synthesis: the Right has championed individualism/competition with a religious aspect; the Left has championed collectivism/cooperation with an anti-religious aspect; the latter believing (by and large) that we can get to a better world via cooperation, a big state with a big stick, and a secular humanistic philosophy; the former believing (by and large. Humor me here. You're good at that) that we can get to a better world via free individuals, a small state by definition, and a religious perspective. Never the twain shall meet? Maybe not on the historical level of the process; but if we take the process up a notch...we are talking the equivalent of the kingdom of heaven on earth. And lo and behold: We have the technological ability to accomplish such a munificent state of affairs. In our time.

"The secular humanistic philosophy - that is, basically, the Marxian philosophy - is not sufficient for this process to achieve its end. Trying to force recalcitrants to be Good via the power of the state is a losing cause; it gives people no real reason for being, except in and for itself. Dreary stuff. It also does not do away with money, which is a requirement for the proper kingdom to 'land' on earth, because it's a faulty motivator. People have become conditioned, with interest-bearing money (and fractional-reserve banking, the other training wheel we have been using on our social vehicle), to do things for the money involved (ie, as an end rather than as a means). The kingdom of heaven lands when we give of our best, in the exchange of goods and services, and the exercise of individual & collective ingenuity, out of gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning - reflecting that we are, first and foremost, 'spiritual beings having a human experience'; and thus that there is Plan in and Purpose to 'the universe' - to life, beyond just in and for itself.

"As for the evidences for such a continuum, that's for another blog. Just, for now, to say that:

"it's time. And well done for recognizing that. And for recognizing that inside yourself.

"As more and more will, and are."

And thus the prime reason to be Good: for our individual spiritual evolution, back into Oneness with our Source. Overriding the materialist philosophy of secular humanism: the belief that there is nothing more than Man; that Man is the be-all and end-all of existence. A belief that is liable to come crashing down soon, as Man makes contact with extraterrestrial races, and finds out what their belief systems are in this regard...

Anyway, the main point I want to make on this blog is that, even with the sorts of people who have a positive vision for the future, they don't seem to understand the central role of money in the blocking of the transformation up to a new level of being on our lovely planet Earth. Why do i say that? Because Steve - even a soul enamored of the positive vision for the future of a Buckminster Fuller - did not print my posting. Now that could, of course, have been out of discomfort with my calling it like I sees it (and it is): the 'kingdom of heaven on earth'. But, based on my experience with other blog sites, where I have not used that specific reference, I think the stumbling block here is that people just can't see beyond the conditioned pull of the concept of money. Heck, we've ALWAYS had something like money; right? Well; not always. And especially not like interest-bearing money; which has compounded (play on words intended) our problem, of seeing beyond the concept. Some peoples have shared amongst themselves simply out of love.

All you need is a common cause; a common heart connection. A common belief system. A common vision.

And I say we have that, in the recognition - the common-cause recognition, now, that we have a divine Source. And it's time - because of the historical, big-Crisis/big-Opportunity circumstances we find ourselves in - to honor that Source, in the best way we can: in trust.

Its really very simple. If there is not 'a God', then certain things follow; main among which is the understanding that nothing really matters anyway, and one might as well live exclusively for oneself, independent of the effect of that pursuit on others, as not. Nothing matters but Me, in such a cosmology. If there is 'a God', however, then certain things follow from that premise as well; as I remarked on in my posting. The bottom line: We should be acting as if there were 'a God' - something more than Man - not as if there were not, as we are doing at present.

And the key to acting as if there were, is to stop being under the power and control of the moneychangers; who are acting like gods, to whom we must show deference.


In God we trust. And we demonstrate that by loving our neighbors. And the result is that all else will be added unto us.


N.B. For the record: Steve did, in fact, print my comment later' with a gentle caveat.

*This is a reference to a previous blog wherein he extolled the vision of Buckminster Fuller, seeing a future world blessed, rather than cursed, by technology

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Truth and Reconciliation

Minutes of Truth & Reconciliation Meeting No. 4 - March 15, 2012
Transcript of illegal tape from early noughts made legal retrospectively by the terms of the new Patriot Act of 2012

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Okay folks, listen up. We've gotta lotta business to cover in this meeting. So stay with me. But first: What are we here for?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: When do we want it?

MANY VOICES: Now! (chuckles heard in the bg and fg)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Okay. And don't you forget it. And boy, do we have grist for your mill today. Or something like that; whatever the expression is. Because I'm here to tell you of a great new deal - hey. FDR had nothing on us.

(Sound of nervous titters; or something like that. Dutiful??)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: This great new deal is courtesy of our federal government, too. I don't know if any of you have been keeping up with what's been going on of a political nature lately - and how could you have, you've been so busy out there on the road...

(Sound of chuckles; more positive than the previous Response)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: But to sum it up: The federal government wants us to put as many people as possible into homes. Their own homes. Not retirement homes. We haven't taken them for all they're worth yet, for that.

(Sound of chuckles; more like the first Response)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: So boy, are we gonna do it. Right?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Because that's what we're here for. Right?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: I couldn't hear that.

RESPONSE (louder): RIGHT! (chuckles)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Okay, I heard that. And now, you hear this. (False voice-like, as over a loudspeaker:) NOW HEAR THIS.

(Dutiful-like chuckles from audience, and a couple clearly nearer the mike)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: I want you to go out there and do that. Put as many people as possible into their own homes. All kindsa people. The lame, the halt, the blind...

(Dutiful-like chuckles, even louder in the fg)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: And don't worry about nothin'. You got that? Are we on the same page here?

RESPONSE (a little more hesitantly than previously); Right!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Just do it. Get their signatures where you know to get'em. And walk away. Because our brothers and sisters in the fraternity - the fraternity of making money...

(RESPONSE: ditto)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: ...have come up with some fancy new doodads, some gizmos - sorry, Blanche; some 'financial instruments', called...something or other. What was that, Blanche? Oh, I remember: 'credit default swaps', and something else called 'collaterized debt obligations' - I think it is. And they are gonna make us all a lotta money. Because what they do, is - what's it called? They 'diffuse the signal', or some such. What is gonna happen here, is our brothers and sisters in the fraternity are gonna package these mortgages we're gonna give'em - these tons and tons of mortgages we're gonna give'em - right?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: - and bundle'em all up, and slice 'n dice them, and have some of the weaker ones all tied up with the better - the more solid ones, and the signal disappears from the, you know, weaker ones, and they are great potential money earners. Are gonna be great money spinners. Because, as you are all aware, anything that looks like it's gonna be guaranteed by the guvmint is gonna be a mint for us. Got it?




UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: A place from where we can mint our own money. Lotsa money. And that's what this business is all about; right?

RESPONSE (a little hesitantly): Right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: This business of making money. What we're in the business OF. Right?

RESPONSE: (a little weaker): Right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: What we're in business FOR. Right?

RESPONSE (weaker...): Right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: I didn't get that.

RESPONSE (stronger): Right!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Absolutely. Now before I go into some details, of bonuses and quotas and the like: Any questions?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 2: Excuse me, sir. With all due respect: Isn't this a little like a Ponzi scheme? New money to cover the other, and all that?

(Silence. Long silence.)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Excuse me, sir. With all due respect: What is your name?

(Silence. Growing.)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 2: I think I got it, sir.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Good. We are all on the same page, here. Right? And I wanna believe that.

RESPONSE (thunderous): RIGHT!

(With a nod of debt to Rob Long)

We need - the system needs - 'gimmicks' to stimulate business. Buying and selling; it's the name of the game. If you don't have a gimmick - something to entice buyers with; something of perceived value - you don't have a sale, and therefore you don't have business. And therefore you don't have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Right?


Correction: It's all relative. In your system of socio-economic structure, yes. But - puh-leez...

In all the long march of history, where are we. It appears to be: still on a primitive level.

We can do better than this.

Let's be about it.

Time, and its circumstances, are forcing us to, anyway.

So let's all get on the same page. And sing a song of -

not sixpence. But of incandescent harmony. As One united Being. Living in alignment with our highest potential, as 'spiritual beings having a human experience'.

And making the most of it.

Monday, 11 October 2010

The Dark, the Light, and the Questions

In reading over my blog of a couple of days ago, I realise than I can sound awfully sure of myself/come across that way. I'm not, really. I just have strong feelings about some things in particular, and am not shy about opening my mouth and sharing my perspectives. I can remember in junior high and high school (and even in pre-med-drenched university) having strong feelings about some issues that put me at odds with many of those classmates around me. (Injustices - even if only perceived injustices - in particular tend to set me off.) But that was just the way it was. I wasn't going to keep quiet just for the sake of 'keeping the peace'. Not in my nature. In that regard, I can also relate to something I read in the Bible - more precisely the New Testament - during a time in my life when I was intensively studying the religions of the world - trying to gain the benefit of the best of humanity's thinking on such subjects - when Jesus is reported there as saying to some of his disciples something like, "I come not to bring peace but with a sword". I understand, compadre.* If the emperor is not wearing any clothes, call him on it. It's shakeup time.

Something else I have strong feelings about is the nominal presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, and the process of his ascension to that august office. I have written previously in these pages of my feelings in this regard - how there is all manner of evidence, some direct, some circumstantial, that he has usurped that office; with the assistance of some very powerful people, who have continued to work behind the scenes to keep that fact from breaking out far enough into the open to elicit a major response from the body politic. There is a lot of griping going on about this matter on the Internet, but the incense has not reached the nostrils of a critical enough mass of the citizenry to produce a satisfactory result, from the point of view of those who feel strongly that an injustice has been committed - a major injustice; not just a minor quibble over legalistic definitions ("No Person except a natural born Citizen,,,"). And major also, because of the direction that Obama is trying to take the nation - or at least, would seem to be trying to take it. Which is into big-government (by definition) socialism; and as part of a New World Order of the Left.

As opposed to a (big-government) New World Order of the Right, as other shadowy powers would very much appear to be trying to take the country, and the world's now-globalised body of nation-states (and nascent regions).

But which, in actuality, is a process controlled by the same parties at the top of the pyramid of power.

And which, in further actuality, could well be an example of how 'God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform'.

Where to begin, in an exegesis of all this, beyond where I started these musings...

Let me go back there, and share a posting I made on a site carrying an article titled 'the Doctor, the President, and the Birth Certificate'. The article was about a medical doctor in the military who is facing court-martial for refusing to follow orders to be reassigned to duty in iraq until he can be assured that they are legal orders, ie, that they come, via the chain of command, ultimately from his commander in chief who is in that position legally. It has to do with questions about Obama's birth, in relation to the legal definition of a 'natural born citizen'. In his defense, his lawyer has called for 'discovery', ie, his right to evidence in relation to his case. (The military judge has so far not allowed him discovery, saying the trial is only a matter of whether he has failed to obey an order or not. 'But your Honor, the whole point is to ascertain whether it is a lawful order or not.' 'No it isn't.' Yes it is.) One of the posters expressed his anger thusly: "What this tells me or should I say, SHOWS me is that NOTHING in America is sacred and that a foreigner can take control of the highest office in the land in violation of the Constitution because of money in the right places and control of the news media by the left!" My reply to his response:

"All well put, B.J. Just one thing: when you say this sort of thing shows what can happen due to 'money in the right places and control of the news media by the left', you left out one of the most important factors. That is the failure of the Republicans, and the right-wing media, to do their job.
"And why was that.
"If America truly had a two-party system, the Republicans would have been all over the question of Obama's eligibility to run for POTUS like a rash - and ESPECIALLY after McCain's eligibility was subjected to such scrutiny.
"As I say: And why was that.
"All together now:
"Because the fix is in at the top
"Has been for years.
"Because there are people of the Dark who are trying to take over rulership of the Earth for their own malign purposes. And they find individuals like Obama to do their bidding.
"Barack Hussein Obama. Aka Barry Soetoro. Who should also be called Leon, as in chameleon. With a narcissistic personality if there ever was one. To whom, on some level, this has all been a joke, at Whitey's expense. A sick, sick, drug-addled joke."**

So I'm looking at this matter in a very serious way; right? Big issues in play here, considering both the Light and the Dark. Heavy stuff. Feeling Obama is being used by dark forces, and so forth; and being very incensed about it. And then along comes the likes of Matthew, and his spiritual friend Hatonn.*** The latter of whom is quoted on Matthew's channelling of l0/l0/l0 thusly:

" All souls at Matthew's station are highly spiritually evolved, and as their spokesperson, he relays their unified feelings about souls on Earth. They love all equally and send healing light to all. They are able to honor all people as parts of God and separate that from their ungodly thoughts and actions.

10. We are physical civilizations. We don't have the capacity for that extent of unity and unconditional love. As part of our own evolutionary progress, we are in service to God by helping lower density worlds evolve when they ask for assistance. Some among you don't want anything changed, but Earth does — that's why we have been helping you technologically and many of us are living on the planet to help in other ways. We're spiritually and intellectually advanced too, so we know your thoughts, we know what you're feeling and see what you're doing. But unlike the souls at Matthew's station, we do get anxious, angry, discouraged, impatient and frustrated by some of what's going on. We have differing opinions and ideas just like you do, but we resolve the differences on the basis of what best serves all of us as a universal family.

11. Then there's your civilization. By your admission — and certainly it's obvious! — your world is in a mess, but instead of doing something to fix it, too many are just watching TV or are gung-ho about sports, "Yay for my team!" There's complaining and bickering about problems instead of solving them and criticism about those who are trying to. I'm going to speak about the one whose circumstances most concern us and why.

12. Generally speaking, people know US president Barack Obama only by what he says and what your media report. Most don't have clue about what goes on "behind closed doors." You see stubborn partisan politics. We see Obama's powerful enemies within and far beyond the government who are determined to smash to smithereens his attempts at reform. You see him looking worried and know some call him weak and say he's leading his country in the wrong direction. We feel his pain as his efforts to improve the lives of all who are downtrodden are scuttled by a few self-servers. You see him trying to end foreign conflicts and think he should stay home and fix what's wrong in his own country. We feel his discouragement and exhaustion as the dark ones keep stirring up trouble to dash his efforts everywhere.

13. The folks you call "pundits" speculate whether voters will give Obama a second term in office. We sing his praises for staying the course day after day! He has to deal with some of the very ones who threaten his life and his family's, yet his intention to keep working for a peaceful world without poverty anywhere remains firm. You know that he and his family are protected by the Christed light grid around them, but Obama doesn't know that. You know that he is a major part of the Golden Age master plan, but he doesn't know that either. He acts on his convictions, principles, aspirations and innate experience as an honored leader in a highly evolved civilization who agreed to serve Earth in the most demanding position on the planet. If everyone could know this soul as we do, all the doubts and carping about him would come to a screeching halt and you would thank God for this man's courage, wisdom, spiritual and moral integrity and his willingness to persevere!

14. You know that your thoughts create what happens in your life, in your world, and everything you do affects everything else in this universe. So if any of you are among the carpers and doubters, stop that and start helping Obama to succeed! He's working for you — do the same for him, yourselves, your world and our universe! You don't have to become political activists. Just keep your hearts and minds in the right place and help others do it too. We're in the trenches with you and we need your help—we have more than enough hindrance from the dark ones on Earth!

15. I know I've sounded harsh, but sometimes people don't respond until it's "tough love" time, and it is with love for you that I've spoken. And not just for myself and my people. I'm representing countless others who feel the same but don't have a forum like this to express it."

So - if only as food for thought (and as one of those "carpers and doubters") - can I have been so wrong in my so rightness (read also: so self-righteousness)?

Can this be the true aspect of, more correct take on, the matter, and mine be so far off??

I don't think so.


So: questions, questions. What i do know is some advice given to me in my university days by my Freshman English instructor, when, during my Junior year, I wrote him (he had moved away by that time) and told him of my decision to drop out and go on a search for Truth. He wrote back, and, though expressing that he wasn't "surprised" to hear it, gave me the aforementioned bit of advice. Saying (as I recall) it was from some South American writer and philosopher ("Calderon, I think"), he quoted: "Of all sure things, the surest is to doubt." Fair enough. Don't, to say, take any wooden nickels. Check it out. Keep an open mind. (Still with you, Barney.)

What I do allow is this business of 'God moving in mysterious ways' sometimes. I see those people who are working for their own interests, in wanting to run the world their way - the Rothschilds and Rockefellers and so forth (and Soros and Chomsky et all on the Left) - as just being part of the larger Plan, that is helping humanity, in a Hegelian, thesis-antithesis working-out way, get to a process-place of Completion, where we can take off for Ascension - complete the long, painful, learning-filled historical process in a pyramid-capping synthesis stage, where humanity can dwell in 'a thousand years of peace' - for not creating, on that level, antithetical reactions from having imbalanced aspects ('contradictions', in the analytical terms of dialectical materialism; which make a lot of sense) needing balancing; needing further outworking. But Obama?

I see him as just part of the outworking picture; and not a very savory part at that. I am insulted (particularly from my sensitivity to injustice; but also, very possibly, from a past-life investment; at least that's the way such affronts to the founding of this nation feel like to me, sometimes) that he has - very possibly - conned his way into the presidency (with the help of a lot of people who have a lot to answer for). I certainly don't see him as a major player of and from 'the Light", incarnating at this time to help out in this key, history-culminating process.

Can something good come out of something bad?? (No original birth certificate; no school records; no passport records; dodgy Social Security records; errors of fact in his books; evidence that he didn't even write them...What all is he hiding...mutter mutter...)

Well - I guess we have to cut a LOT of slack in this one. Because the whole process, on some level, could be seen, and considered, as a part of something 'bad'; with all the wars and such involved. And injustices...

So I guess I shouldn't be so ready to look at things as all black or all white.

Like that self-confessed mutt, Obama.


* I also understand that there is considerable evidence that The Bible is not as it is made out to be; that it is not historicity so much as human manipulation. (See the research of, among others, Tony Bushy and Ralph Ellis.) But interesting, and valuable, thoughts can come from various sources. It pays not to throw the baby out with the bathwater, in life.

** I continued:
"Congratulations to and for keeping this issue alive - and hopefully seeing it through to a successful conclusion. Successful, as in a return in America to moral standards, in an age of widespread immorality, occasioned by relativists. Who may not be fully aware of the principalities and powers that are using them for their own ends - having gained access to their mentalities because they have fallen out of fellowship with the Light.
"P.S. This article was by one David Kupelian, over at WND. Check out his credits, as in his two recent books. He's got a good handle on this sort of thing: of what we are up against.
"In our time and place.
'To do something about.
"And, like, now."
[Kupelian's books are 'The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom', and 'How Evil Works: Understanding and Overcoming the Destructive Forces That Are Transforming America'. Good themes. Even if there is, ultimately, no 'evil' per se. Just grist for the mill.]

And N.B.: Not to go into the details here of my/the charges, about Obama. Why I call him a chameleon, eg. Although I will point the curious reader in the direction of a blog at National Review Online by one Andrew McCarthy, who reviewed Obama's statements about various matters against his actions, and found the latter rather wanting; Obama caught out tailoring his position time and again. And the "drug-addled joke" business comes from videos on the Internet showing Obama as a student at Occidental College, engaging in a life of drugs and messing around. And if one objects to that 'take', cutting him some slack from his college years - like many of his classmates, experiencing counter-culture 'freedom' - I refer that person to reports at the same YouTube source of Obama's drugs-and-sex dealings, years later on in his mysterious life, with one Larry Sinclair while a Chicago state politician. A charge that has never been followed up on by the MSM. Never independently verified. But never disproved, either.
(As to the latter point: Sinclair is said to have taken a polygraph test that he failed. But it turns out the the 'expert' holding the session had falsified his background; also had spent considerable time with the Obama-supporting sponsors of the test privately beforehand. Who knows the truth at this point.
Two people. Obama. And Sinclair.
Easy choice? One's a grifter? And one's...what, precisely??
Who - and what - IS Obama, really???)

*** Matthew, for those who don't know, is - purports to be - the discarnate son of a woman (named Suzie Ward) who feeds her reports, and observations, from his 'station' in the afterworld. And Hatonn is a spiritual friend of his on this side of the veil.
Careful of judging these sorts of things too soon. Yes, there can be delusion involved in these things. Yes, there can be 'lower astral entities' playing trickster, and so forth. But a good rule of thumb, for anyone, is to 'judge them by their fruits'. Take the material in. See how it feels, for you. Make up your own mind. 'Matthew', for me, makes a lot of sense, often. But I have a particularly hard time with his positive spin on Obama. And that of his buddy Hatonn. Read on...

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Beyond the Welfare State

As usual, the Guardian national newspaper here in the UK has failed to print one of my Letters to the Editor. As usual, it may well have been at least to some extent due to my penchant for prolixity. But in this case, it may well have been simply due to our fundamentally differing takes on things political.*

The subject had to do with a newly-announced policy of the new coalition government - led by the Tories (Conservatives) - for the state to stop automatically paying for those on welfare to have children. Shock! Horror! My letter:

"Dear Editor,

"At last, some common sense in this country around its benefits policies (Anger and alarm as Tory minister attacks benefit claimants who have large families, 8 October). 'The number of children that you have is a choice...It's not going to be the role of the state to finance those choices': Hear, hear. 'It's absolutely wrong to go down the line of saying only rich people or better-off people should be parents': No, no.

"No one has any business having children that they can't provide for properly. It is immoral in its unfairness to those children. The creation of generations of people on welfare is something that the state should never have entered into. The state can provide contraception information and even, in more straitened financial circumstances, materials to its citizenry. But it never should have put itself in the position of enticing females to have children on the taxpayers' shilling.

"Campaigners against child poverty need to reconsider their position, and realise the importance and value of the principle of an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. To cause children to be born into poverty circumstances, and to force wage-earning families to pay for other people to have children when they often can't afford even to have their own is, and has been, a monstrous double-barrelled injustice. It's time and past that that affront to common sense was dealt with. And if it had to take a major economic crisis to bring it to a head, then at least the matter, and the opportunity to bite this particular bullet, is finally facing us.

"Yours sincerely, (etc)"

As should be obvious, I feel very strongly about this sort of thing. No socialist or communist, I. (The article went on to comment on this fundamental challenge to the idea of the state no longer being willing to meet its citizens' "needs". Little had I realised how far into socialism this welfare state had sunk - all the way into the full-blown communist territory of 'From each according to his ability, To each according to his need'.) My 'philosophy', such as it is: the state can certainly help individuals get on their feet, if they clearly have no family support; but not to the point of creating more poverty conditions, by assisting - in very effect, paying - young females in straitened economic circumstances to have babies, thus creating a dependent, welfare class. It is unfair to the child/children. It is unfair to the citizenry at large. It needs to stop.

But then, the whole system needs to stop.

And I don't mean the welfare-state system. I mean the market system.

I mean the capitalist system.

I mean the money system.

And now we start looking beyond the welfare state, and its various siblings.

Consider. The whole current system of social life on the planet hinges on consumption; on the creation of demand. I've got a better idea - especially now, when we need to look to preserve our planetary resources (not just live in greater harmony with the natural world). So does the Venus Project/Zeitgeist team; but there is a huge difference between our positions, even though they appear the same superficially. Those folks are secular humanists; they feel that people will create a viable moneyless system because, well, just because. Because it would be ever so much better if they did. Well; yes, and. That's what Marx thought, too. Missing piece to the equation: proper motivation.

If there is no 'God' - and all that that 'concept' implies; especially a Plan in and Purpose to 'the universe': to life, beyond just in and for itself only - then nothing really matters anyway, and one might as well live exclusively for oneself, independent of the effect of that pursuit on others, as not; for the end of the closed system of life can, then, as easily be seen as that as anything else, a presumed evolutionary advantage for acting cooperatively, or whatever. If there is, however, then certain things follow. For one thing, it follows - as touched on above - that life has meaning. And with meaning comes the intrinsic value of 'doing unto others as you would have them do unto you'. And there we have our principle, to live our lives by. Our principle, and our motivation, for giving of our best to one another, in the way of contributing goods and services and ingenuity to one another: out of gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning.

Out of, in a word, Love.

How short-sighted we are, not to see the ramifications of paying females to have babies on the taxpayers' shilling, and thus create a welfare class, in perpetual poverty. And how near-sighted we are, not to see the ramifications of being 'spiritual beings having a human experience'; whereby, blessed with clearer sight and vision, could we create a better way of living together on planet Earth, with that mentality. And all we have to do to get there is to do away with the one thing standing in our way, dividing us from one another: money.

However, we're getting there.

With Necessity being the Mother of Invention.

P.S. A further, more complete word on the communist model - which, like its other -ism buddies, has to do with all-powerful (or at the least, highly powerful) governments, and the citizenry having to toe the top-down line. I would put people first, in the sense of autonomous individuals responsible for their own spiritual development, via the concept of free will: each person responsible for their own soul's development. So: such extremes, such command-and-control mentalities, to be avoided. Although the communist concept - rather like the yin-yang 'concept' - contains the seeds of something of value, of its mirror opposite: the value of the sense of freely-given cooperation, not competition. Of all of us being One, not, in higher Truth, separate autonomous beings.
We are experiencing division - from each other, from our common Source - for a reason: for the learning, and subsequent consciousness-raising. But there comes a time when we are ready - have readied ourselves - to return home, in at least a sense, here on this physical level. To come back to Oneness; the richer for the experience of separation. Of free will occasioning further growth of the One of which we are all a part. Sparks of divinity returning to Source. With gratitude.
With - as I say - in a word: Love.
What did the poet say?
'We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.' (T.S. Eliot)
The First Time. The Zep Tepi of the Egyptians; and the Alchemists...It's a small world.


* Which doesn't answer why, some years ago - in 2005 - they failed even to acknowledge receipt of a detailed letter of mine, not to the Letters Editor but to the Editor of the paper himself, regarding that summer's 'terrorist' bombing primarily in the London Underground, wherein I outlined, with seven or eight clear bullet points, the case for serious questions regarding the event which were not being dealt with by the mainstream media. (One of which involved one of their own reporters, covering an eyewitness story indicating that in at least one of the subway trains involved, the explosion was reported as coming from underneath the carriage, not within it. Thus indicating advanced placement. And who would have had access to and for that planting? Well, well. The man in charge of the subway system at that time had come from New York City - and had a role to play in that city's confrontation with 'terrorists', on 9/11, as well. As I say: Well, well. And had a background in the U.S.'s intelligence agencies as well. Well, well, well.) And I got the same response when I followed it up some weeks later with a couple more serious questions regarding the attack. (The presumed suicide bombers couldn't have caught the particular commuter train they were said to have caught into London, because there was no such train that day; etc etc.) If I had taken the trouble to outline all these points in a letter to the London Times, for example, I might have expected such a response, or to say non-response; because the implication of it all was that the atrocity was not really the work of some Muslim extremists, bent on revenge for the West going into Muslim countries and causing mayhem, but was a false flag operation, by shadowy forces bent on creating police states in the West, depriving the citizenry of their civil liberties, etc etc. The Guardian was, and is, a left-wing publication, normally very ready to challenge the government on such issues; why would they not wish to follow up on this highly intriguing story?
Well; indeed. And the question still stands, even after all this time; hanging in the air, like a putrid smell. A smell of high skulduggery. Not the whiff of minor players in the drama.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Of Mice and Men and Different Drummers

I step to the beat of a different drummer than most of those around me. Always have. I remember as a child not being terribly interested in childish things. What was going on here? I wondered. Why do people do the things they do - fight, and stuff? It all seemed rather silly. I kept my eyes and ears open, but went my separate way. No way was I going to buy into a lot of what went on around me. Something was - wrong, with it, all. I didn't know what, precisely. But I determined to find out. And then just got on with my life.

This went on until I hit university, and had 'a spiritual experience' in my Junior year. I had been accepted provisionally into its medical school starting the following year - subject to completing satisfactorily my undergraduate course of study to that point - and, having accomplished that major life goal, took a break from my exclusively pre-med studies and enrolled in a short-story writing class. I had become interested in writing during my high school years - along with my penchant for reading - and had also been inspired by my Freshman English instructor to continue with this aspect of my self-expression, somehow. During the course of the short-story class I found myself getting engrossed in a storyline that started taking on a life of its own, the form becoming something of a novella. I took it to my instructor, asking her what she thought, and should I 'cease and desist' and get back to the basic exercises. She read my growing manuscript, felt it was a valid exercise, and let me run with it. Which I did, slowly to the detriment of some of my other classes; that daily life focus receding to the back of my seeker's mind. (The story was about a young Resident surgeon triggered to go seeking for some answers within life, the search leading to questions about life itself.)

One night, working on it in a small airless room in the basement of the Men's dormitory where I lived, I found myself getting restless, and feeling blocked; uneasy. I got up and walked around the room a bit and then started in again, on my old second-hand Royal portable typewriter; but something was not quite right. I couldn't concentrate, or break through. So I went out for a walk. It was a dark and stormy night -no; beg pardon. A little joke there, that you will either get or not; it doesn't matter. No big deal. Nor was my restlessness; it just was. I wore my windbreaker - this was February of that year, and in northern California, so it had to be somewhat cold - but it was, as I recall, a gentle evening. After ten o'clock. Not too much movement on the campus; some people returning to their living quarters from having spent the evening studying in the Main Libe, or in nearly empty classrooms on The Quad, as I had done myself many a time. This time I found myself wanting some privacy, and something prompted me to go to the outdoor amphitheater on the edge of the campus. It was a large natural amphitheater, set in a grove of trees; and though there were no lights there, I knew the space well enough to make my way through the trees to it. (It was used mostly for our annual Spring Sing, when all the fraternities and other living units and other groups would compete in choirs. I remember one Spring Sing where the Nursing School cohort filed down to the stage in raingear to perform 'Singin' In the Rain', in the middle of which it started actually to rain, gently, briefly, and then stopped before they ended the piece. I kid you not.) Inside the secluded space, I sat down - finding myself, after my eyes had adjusted to the dark, about halfway up the tiers - and tried to collect my thoughts, wondering what was going on for me; in me. The first thing that came to me was how dark, and silent, it was in there. I could hear nothing, see nothing - except a night sky wall-to-wall with stars. Not a cloud; no moon. Nothing, except me and the universe.

And then two things happened to me. The first was my mind taking on the idea of how small and insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things. I felt as though I were in the bottom of a well, looking up at the immensity of the universe, and feeling a bit foolish, about my, and man's, puny plans. The second thing that happened to me was as if in answer to my unspoken thought: Something very large came whooshing out of that immensity, and hit me in my heart area, and knocked me back onto the cool grass; where I lay for some minutes, tingling and, strangely, sobbing uncontrollably. And then 'it' passed; and I sat back up, and my left brain kicked in, and I asked myself, pre-med analytically, 'Now what was that all about?' And I got an answer. No voice; just a clear message in my head, that: the Universe has purpose, and that purpose is Good.

And I have not doubted it ever since.

And that knowing has brought me to this time and place; when we, as a race, of 'spiritual beings having a human experience', are going to bring the drama process to an end, for a new stage of life on Earth to kick in: the stage of culmination. Singularity. Transcendence, to a new kind of being. Living higher in our consciousnesses than heretofore. Cutting the karmic load, and getting on with it. 'It': embodying more of our spiritual natures in our daily lives.

And the key to the transition is to do away with money.

Which is something else that came to me, in my subsequent life, when I put away childish things, and decided to just get on with it.

'It': the process.

Of life. Wherein life is a school; and the purpose is to graduate.

P.S. A couple of footnotes:

(1) My amphitheater experience, I realized later, was very much as though I had entered into a sensory deprivation chamber, isolated and alone with nothing but my mind. Years later, when I came across the work of John C. Lilly, I knew what he was talking about, and realized more fully the assistance I had been given on my path in life that fateful night at Stanford.

(2) I want also to recognize, and appreciate, the role that my short-story writing instructor played in my life's journey. She also told me, in a note in reply to one of mine wherein I told her I was dropping out of her class and school itself, to go on a search in life for answers: "And now your work begins."
Did it ever.

And while I'm at it, in this frame of mind, I would like to acknowledge the influence of my Freshman English instructor in this whole unfolding story. At the end of that year's classes with him, he asked me to wait behind a bit, and, as the other students drifted off, gifted me with a copy of the works of John Donne (which he inscribed, simply: 'To Duane Stanfield, from his English instructor, 1952-53'). My favorite part of Donne's musings became, not the well-known part of his XVIIth Meditation - the For Whom the Bell Tolls quote - but earlier on in that particular stream of thought, where he says (something like; this is from memory): 'The bell doth toll for him who thinkes it doth; and though it intermit againe, yet from that minute that that occasion wrought upon him, he is united to God.'

As for the sobbing I experienced in my isolation tank that eventful night at university: I think it was from feeling so cut off from my roots. So far, far away from home. In a sector of the creation where the inhabitants had such a long, long way to go.
But we're getting there.
Slow. But sure.
As sure as the bell that tolls for us all.
Regardless of our best-laid plans...