Friday, November 20, 2015

Fear Shrinks the Brain

False Events Appearing Real

Fake Emotions Aren't Real

Forget Everything And Run

Face Everything And Rise !

Monday, November 9, 2015

The Grandparent Test

In a recently televised interview; noted environmental scientist professor Guy McPherson said "I can't imagine there will be a human being on the planet in 2030; but the habitat for humans will be gone before that."

For some perspective, most experts are now saying that if we stopped all environmental pollution tomorrow, we wouldn't see any improvement for thirty years; that's how bad it is, and since we won't be ending all pollution tomorrow it's just going to get even worse.   If both estimates are correct, then 15 years after humans are gone, the environment will begin to show some signs of improvement.

Fifteen years to human extinction, now there is an attention getter.  No amount of backpedaling will ever get back what we've lost.  This then would be the cost of so many years of sweeping everything under the rug of our consciousness as we went about our lives as if everything was just dandy. 

It isn't hard to see how things have gotten so dismal. 

Fracking not only toxifies the ground water table so much it's flammable; it also creates swarms of earthquakes in most cases; and yet it's still legal even as protests are quashed, and the protestors paid into silence.  Business as usual.

The pacific ocean is a dead zone because of Fukushima, and yet the Japanese still continue dumping radioactive waste coolant water in staggering amounts amid deafening silence from world leaders.  How many dead whales, dolphins and sea lions must wash ashore along the pacific coast every day; before the problem is acknowledged and addressed??  We're just now seeing the early impact of Fukushima upon the environment.  It isn't going away any time soon; Google "Halflife". 

Why do we keep allowing the very worst of humanity to rise to leadership positions, generation after generation?  Why do we keep allowing these psychopaths to double down on their worst mistakes, every single time, regardless of the future impact upon our progeny?   How is it we can have 16 people running for president and not a single one has spoken out about the impact of Fukushima?

Keeping pace with the increasingly dystopian nature of reality, American police have become virtually indistinguishable from elite military units.  To compliment their military style tactical uniforms many police departments also have tanks & armored assault vehicles left over from our wars of conquest.  One big problem with this is that when you dress cops like soldiers and give them soldier toys to use, their behavior is going to reflect these changes.  Police are supposed to have a very different job description than soldiers.  When they turned cops into combat troops the old job description for cops was tossed out - we have soldiers now, get used to it.

Every week now we have yet another unarmed innocent civilian shot dead by police; and the victims aren't always black.  Case in point: the February murder of David Kassic who was first tasered, then shot dead by hysterical police woman Lisa Mearkle; all captured on video.  After stopping Kassic for an expired safety sticker officer Mearkle tasered him to the ground.  When the 59 year old Kassic would not stop convulsing (as humans tend to do when tasered), she shot him twice in the back, killing him.  Upon viewing said video no sane person would call it anything but murder; and yet the officer in questioned was exonerated by her department!!

Do you know what its called when the penalty for even the smallest infraction of the rules is being shot to death on the spot?  We call that a police state, and that's what America has become. 

Do you know why things got this bad, its because we allowed it, that's how!

We passively allow the planets largest pesticide manufacturer to make the food we eat, even though they refuse to label or discuss these products.  That doesn't seem strange to you?  When Monsanto is done poisoning our food, they'll start genetically modifying pot seeds next; if they haven't already.  Now there's a thought for the pondering! 

Here's another one; Do you think maybe the chemtrails have something to do with why nobody gives a fuck about anything anymore?  There are literally so many vile, disgusting things going on in the world just now, you'd think our collective heads would explode from the cognitive dissonance & we'd be filling the streets in protest.  Instead we're just the walking dead; going thru the motions to get to payday, never thinking much beyond that.  Why do we permit this insanity?  Isn't there some kind of criteria we could use to screen out these parasites?  You'd think there would be, right?!?  Not so much. 

Tricky Dick taught us that legal is what you get away with.

Now whenever anyone starts talking about actually changing things up a bit, I think everyone just automatically gives up without trying, simply because we're programmed to believe we can't fight city hall...and a hundred other similar things that got crammed in our heads from birth.  People think changing things would be super difficult, and complicated, but that's just more propaganda. 

I wonder what would happen if the American people ever reached the same consensus at the same time.  What if millions of us just said "no more!" with a single voice while filling the streets and bringing commerce to a halt for like a week, just to make a point?  By now we should know that our protests (feeble as they are) always fall on deaf ears.  Cut off their flow of income for a few days and I guarantee they'll listen.  Deprive them of their income for a little longer, and they'll be ready for compromise. 

Here are 3 examples!

We've recently seen this tactic work nicely with the forced retirement of a racist Missouri college professor when the entire football team went on strike in protest.  Faced with loosing a million dollars per game, the powers that be gave in.  Hit them in the money!  The CEO who jacked up the price of cancer meds to $750.00 @ pill has also resigned under tremendous public pressure.  Perhaps the best example came yesterday with Sea World's announcement that they are ending the killer whale shows due to public pressure and shrinking ticket sales!  In the press release they indicated much of the protest resulted from the documentary film "Blackfish".

This is a tactic that will work ... we just need the numbers people.  What do ya say, are you tired enough of this shit to finally stand up in righteous indignation; or have the chemtrails taken that out of you?

My daughter, and # 1 granddaughter are coming for a visit next month; and I find my anticipation of the reunion has dusted off memories of being around my grandmother, (and the heavenly blueberry muffins she used to make)...and I realize that I am not living in the world she envisioned for me, not even close.  Like always, she never really had much of a say in how things are done.

I said that bringing about change doesn't have to be complicated and difficult, and here is one way we might conceivably bring it about ... The Grandparent Test.

 Here's how it would work.  Before new policies, politicians or energy technologies could be permitted they'd have to pass the Grandparent Test, which is beautiful in it's simplicity.  If it is something that a grandparent would not want in their grandkids future; it doesn't happen.  No bribes, no legal loopholes, no bullshit. 

Think we could do that in under 15 years??

Grandma always used to remind me that in America, anyone could grow up to be president; however the reality is that the only president not picked by the illuminati, was Jimmy Carter.  What if those who would be president had to pass the grandparent test to gain that office?  Do you think maybe we'd get better results?  Can the love of a grandparent trump evil greedy bastards?  Maybe it's the only force that can!  Maybe if there was just more time we could find out.

 If we could just evolve fast enough.

Now of course being a grandparent can't be the only criteria, because clearly congress, government & big business are full of them; most of whom are also lawyers! Government & congress are supposed to be representative of the nation's citizenry in general, yet few of us are lawyers!  Why so many lawyers in congress?  Its like having special interests representing themselves, not us.  How about dumping all those greedy white lawyers and stacking congress with scientists, environmentalists, and salt of the earth grandparents who love family more than power and wealth.  woulda, shoulda, coulda.

It's hard not to dwell upon the kind of world my grandchildren will inherit, and the way our generation has failed theirs.  We had our shot at turning things around during the summer of love nearly fifty years ago, and we blew it. 

We let the bastards intimidate us right out of our future, and humanities evolution. 

Part of the blame here falls directly upon Timothy Leary; who had the opportunity to galvanize every one of us back then, but instead he sold out and backed away.  I can imagine the kind of world this might have become if on that sunny San Francisco day he'd said, "turn on, tune in & take over" instead of urging us to get stoned and drop out.  He conned a generation into forsaking their stake in the future.  Nice job there Timmy!

There is enough Helium-3 on the moon to supply 70% of earth's energy needs with clean fusion energy; so why aren't we up there mining it instead of polluting our planet with toxic fossil fuels, and starting serial wars for petroleum?   Why do we silently finance wars of conquest across the globe, sacrificing our young men and women on the altar of greed?  If we spoke with a single voice, we could divert that money to fully funding our schools, giving back their music and arts programs.  I think that would pass the grandparent test faster than everlasting wars. 

Is Guy McPherson right with his estimate of human extinction, maybe yes maybe no, but certainly he very likely knows much more than most of us do.  Whether we bring about our own demise, or fall to some HELE (Human Extinction Level Event) such as coronal mass ejection, asteroid impact, gamma ray burst makes little difference in the end; We'll still be gone.  With that said, whether we meet our doom in 15 years or 150; we still need to make some drastic, quick changes around this place.

It is long past time to dump these depraved, greedy bastards who use us as a renewable resource; We need to be investing everything we have towards more life affirming ways of being on this planet.  We need to restore the balance with nature, act in concert with Gaia not against her.  We need to heal together.  We need peace.

 If we should find that creating the world we'd have our grandchildren inherit is just too much work, too much inconvenience, then we may as well embrace the race to extinction and party like it's 2030 - and hope for a better incarnation next time.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Breaking Free From Ego

As we navigate our way through the great shift of the ages, and the spiritual awakening now blooming like plankton across the planet, it just seems there are a great many things and issues one has to be aware of and contend with if we are to avoid running aground on the rocks & shoals of a rapidly changing reality paradigm.  

It seems almost a daily occurrence that the populace of the planet is betrayed and deceived by those who have managed to slime their way into positions of leadership.  Every day we are shown newer and more disgusting examples of this betrayal, feeling powerless perhaps to change it much less fight against it.  In New York this week Pope Francis said that "Capitalism is the devil's dung."  As if wanting to serve as an example; Turing Pharmaceuticals bought out the company making the drug Daraprim then raised the price from $13.50 per pill, to $750.00 per pill; (for a pill which costs a dollar to make.)  The medication is a life saver for people suffering from Aids, Malaria & Cancer.  In an on camera interview, Martin Shkreli, the smarmy young CEO for Turing stated; "If people will pay $13.50 a pill to save their life, they'll also pay $750.00 a pill to save it."  

Wow, what an incredible ego it takes to say that on the record!  An incredibly sick ego!

Lamentably, this is far from an isolated case in the medical community today, where patients become cash cows for those with delusions of god-hood and egos to match.  Everyone is now feeling the effects of both the shift, and the mass awakening underway.  For those who are awake, aware and on a spiritual path these energies are perhaps somewhat easier to deal with, because we are aware of and acknowledge them.  It’s a different story for the sleeping dreamers trying to make sense of what is unfolding around them; as a dying  3D reality slowly grinds it's way to a higher frequency vibration.

Both share a common enemy.

Either way, awake or asleep, there is a built in aspect of self within each of us which if allowed to, can take over your life and make a shambles of it in extreme cases, and that is the ego; or to be more precise, our negative ego.  When we incarnate into the physical form, the focus of consciousness is shifted from the higher conscious mind, thru the unconscious and subconscious mind…to the conscious mind. 

Once incarnated the whole self is divided up into several “aspects of self” such as the inner child, nurturing parent & disapproving parent, masculine and feminine and the ego; which as stated has both a positive and negative expression.  I like to imagine this collective might be structured perhaps something like a large corporation, with the self, (being us) as the CEO or president, and the various aspects of self each performing their functions as specialized departments within the “corporate structure of self.”

It is important to understand that the ego does not exist in the higher conscious mind, where there is no need of it; rather it is an aspect of self existing only in the embodied state, created to assist the self on the material plane of existence.  The incarnated soul nearly always finds itself overwhelmed in this earthly environment, and the ego emerged to assist the self with survival, how to find value, meaning and how to belong

The ego is designed and programmed to serve as the eye through which we view and understand the world around us, its sole function being to deliver to us information from the outside world.  The trouble is that the new ego is as overwhelmed as we are by the physical world, and has no better idea of how to succeed at the business of living than does the newly incarnated self.  The two must find a way to work together.  Now in this corporate structure of self, the egos job is much the same as the mail room delivery boy in a real corporation. (Think Tim Robbins in “The Hudsucker Proxy”)

On a regular daily basis the ego delivers to the CEO (us) not just random information from the physical world, but also information & communications from those around us.  Our job is to place this information in proper context, then to give it form, or if you like, to decide what the content means, and what to do about it.  Then we give it back to the ego, to create that form in the physical world. The ego self then puts that form into action, (the male energy of doing) and being (the feminine energy of being.) That’s the ego’s job. 

Many have discovered that this efficient and well designed system doesn’t always work as planned, it breaks down over time.  How does this happen?  One might say it happens due to free will.  All too often we as the CEO of our corporate self, are not in our office taking care of business when the ego arrives with fresh dispatches for us to deal with.  We are off doing something more fun, leaving things to run on “auto pilot” in our absence. 

Now this is all well and good providing it does not become the norm.  If the boss is out of the office more than in when the ego delivers the daily dispatches, things begin to happen.  It begins harmless enough at first.  Finding itself alone in the boss’s office yet again, the ego lingers, looks around a bit, and maybe even sits in the bosses chair with its feet up on the desk, perhaps fantasizing.  In time this becomes a little unofficial break in the work day, a time when the ego is in the big chair.

One day the ego self notices there’s a lot of work piled up that the boss hasn’t processed, and people demanding answers to their questions etc.  So, the ego decides to help out by doing the bosses job.  The problem is that the ego is not designed or qualified to create context from content, or to properly respond by giving it form.

 The problem becomes serious when the CEO finally realizes what is going on, but chooses to do nothing for the moment.  Being that the ego is keyed to survival, sooner or later the negative side emerges if permitted to remain in control.  The ego doesn’t necessarily know it’s not qualified to do the boss’s job, so it opens the mail, answers the phone and agrees to things it doesn’t understand. 

The ego invariably makes mistakes and screws up because it makes up meanings it can understand; it responds improperly and gets into trouble, getting us into trouble.  Thinking its doing right, the ego defends its position if attacked, having heard that offense is the best defense, the negative ego is born and it begins covering for itself regardless of what that may do to us and our lives.  When the CEO (us) finally decides to re-take the seat of authority, the ego panics, and fights back, and remember, it knows everything about you
Suddenly everything becomes about the ego protecting itself rather than doing the job the right way.  Before long we become the enemy and the negative ego comes to resent and despise us, for various reasons.  The more we fight it for control, the more we are seen as a threat, because at the heart of things the ego is all about survival.  This battle with the negative ego can begin in adolescence and rage on for years; perhaps accounting for the self destructive tendencies exhibited in so many.

Indeed it may be this very fundamental conflict within self that has led so many to seek life on a spiritual path…as a way to finally end this conflict.  As stated previously the ego is not a function of our spiritual nature, it does not arrive with us, nor will it leave with us when we die.  The physical world is the whole universe to the negative ego, and since it cannot accompany us on our return to source, it fears that as it does death itself; and will resist any and all spiritual progress, until it is unseated from power and re-programmed.

The negative ego is secretive, untrustworthy and deceptive in the extreme and soon becomes adept at telling us what we want to hear.  It is critical to remember here that although the negative ego knows everything about us, all we know of it, is what it allows us to see.  It is at this point when some are tempted to try something they read in a book or saw in a seminar…they become convinced they must kill the ego to be free of it.

The moment we decide to try to kill the ego, oh boy, the war is on, big time; and the negative ego now has its worst fears confirmed, we are the enemy and must be destroyed.  Depending on various factors the negative ego will either commit to an all out war with the self, or it may ‘retreat’ out of sight to wage a long drawn out guerrilla war on the self; sabotaging it at every opportunity, but it never relinquishes power for that is seen as defeat & death. 

So, now there is an unqualified power hungry aspect of self in control that is determined to survive even if it means destroying the ‘host.’ If left unchecked it threatens to bring chaos to our life and relationships; one disaster at a time.  Anyone who challenges the negative ego becomes the enemy and must be marginalized. The negative ego becomes something of a chameleon in its mastery of deceit.  It hides in the forest of emotions, learning how to mimic each one.  It will tell you you’re wrong when you’re right, tells you you’ve done badly when the reverse is true, and in time it even gets good enough to convince you that you long ago defeated your negative ego.

How then do we deal with an out of control negative ego?  The obvious answer is with honesty and love; never intimidation or force, which by the way almost never works.
Neither will traditional forms of psychotherapy be very helpful, that’s a game the ego likes, and excels at by the time you realize you need help.  I have heard that some have had good results using such modalities as Primal Scream Therapy, or Reality Therapy, to confront and manage the negative ego aspect.  The problem is that you’re trying to fix something within by going outside, to the illusion of physical reality, which is at best a temporary band-aid for a permanent internal issue. 

One of the reasons the negative ego becomes hostile is because it really isn’t happy having to do all this…it isn’t what the ego wanted, and to break free of its control the first step is understanding that. 

The next step is of course to determine what it is the ego does want; what it was seeking all along, and of course that is esteem.  It wants to be important because of the desire nature within all of us, it’s hardwired for that you could say. 

The third step in breaking free of ego is remembering that getting your way with the ego is not at all dissimilar to dealing with a very small child; it really helps to remember this.
Next comes the hard part, for you must go within and confront the negative ego on its own home ground.  Go within and call the ego forth with love & harmony as your intent.  It may not respond the first or second time, or even the third time you beckon it; but if you are persistent, the ego will sit with you, and listen if your heart shows love and forgiveness. 

You can forget about the damage already done up to this point.  Chances are you will just have to find a way to deal with what may be impossible to repair.  This meeting is about ending the conflict and getting on with life with a harmonious corporate self, so forgiveness should be first.  Next you take responsibility for your part in everything, after all if you had been on the ball in the first place none of this would probably have happened, right?  By now you have the ego’s full attention.

 Time to offer ego a truce, and a promotion. 

By this point you will not have to prove to the ego that it isn’t qualified for your job, it’s painfully aware.  What you do have to prove is your recognition of its ability, plain and simple. Working with the negative ego is very challenging, and time consuming; and at first nothing will come easy.  In life it often takes great effort to rebuild trust where it has been broken, but that, as they say, is the name of the tune.

 As you slowly gain that trust remind the ego that you both began life together, and need to work together for either to be happy and fulfilled.  You establish a mutual peace agreement.  Finally, to reclaim your power and responsibilities from the ego, to reclaim the CEO office you must promote the ego from mail room delivery boy to Director of Communications, and reprogram it to maximize the potential it was designed for.

 As an example, the egos prime directive is to collect data from the physical world and deliver that to you.  Tell it that as Director of Communications its new job is to now scan for all the data picked up from all of our senses…everything, and deliver same to CEO without acting on any of it.  Soon the ego will be delivering torrents of raw data to the CEO’s office for processing and response, just the way it’s supposed to be.  This can be overwhelming at first, like a mild case of sensory overload which quickly enough becomes the new norm, as you find your awareness expanding across the board, and perhaps even across the universe. 

I find it interesting that the out of control negative ego so closely mimics the tactics and behavior of our so called political parties in this country.  In both cases power is wrongly seized by unqualified entities that make a holy mess of everything and have no regard whatsoever for the host.  Sound familiar?

 If indeed America’s negative ego has been wrecking things for fun and profit, I wonder how much more we can take, before we seek a way to stop it once and for all; and then  restore the balance.  Just as we each must confront our negative ego (each in their own way) to restore balance to our lives; we must also confront the ego’s real life counterparts currently destroying this country.  If we don't confront them very soon, the chance will be gone. 

May the Source be with You

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Is This Really Who We Are?

I have this neighbor friend, she's about the same age as me, with similar health related issues.  About once a month she'll call and we chat for awhile about mundane matters; until she can no longer hold back the tears.  She has an abusive husband, and over the last ten years I have been an unwilling ear witness to his angry shouting and fits of rage.  The other neighbors hear it as well, I know because they've told me so. The man is a beast.  Just over a year ago she suddenly began walking with a cane, and can't get far without it.  I cannot help but wonder if the beast has now crippled her as well.  She calls me when she's really up against it and we talk it through.  I always listen; and give her the best advice gained from my years working as a counselor.  These peer counseling sessions have been going on for nearly five years; and yet I am no closer to understanding why any woman would tolerate such chronic spousal abuse. 

Why do any of us tolerate the kind of abuses we see every day at work, and at home?  In our heart of hearts each of us know that berating & belittling others for fun and profit is just plain wrong, period. We know this yet time and again we watch without comment; our silence is our tacit approval.  Worse yet, sometimes we join in out of peer pressure and the need to fit in with our tribe.  Of course some people can be exasperating and a real challenge to deal with; but perhaps after so many generations of waiting for things to get better maybe we're all a bit nuts here.  What if we switched our default mode from rude & crude to something that honored the spirit within each of us?

Imagine that!

I'm another you ~ You're another me

Each of us has the potential to become a fully realized human; and this potential is great.  Unfortunately, most all of us fall decidedly short of what we might otherwise achieve.  We allow ourselves to be manipulated by fear, guilt and shame; then we give our power over to others who are undeserving, and lacking all dignity.   

We somehow seem to forget that inside every other human we meet there is another soul; just like us, with similar values, hopes and dreams.  Somewhere along the way we quit holding all other souls with the same esteem we give ourselves.  We see others as different and separate from us, less than in a lot of cases.  Look out for #1

As we struggle to make our way in the mundane rat race, acquiring the desired status tokens and trophy spouses along the way; we loose touch with the dignity within us.  Having little marketable value in today's world, we put it away, up on the shelf.

It is not basic human nature to distrust each other.  We had to learn that from somewhere. Distrusting others by its very definition precludes communion & working together; makes  it all but impossible.  When some natural disaster strikes we show our true colors by coming to the rescue and aid of total strangers; but as soon as the emergency recedes we're back to snarling and fence building.  Where does that come from?  Yes, it probably served us well to distrust others back when the first Cro Magnon humans appeared on the scene; and yet modern science has determined through DNA testing that instead of wiping out the Neanderthals, the Cro Magnon instead, interbred with them.

 I suppose that could certainly explain a lot.

With the exception of some who nature just wired wrong, I believe each of us would rather live in a much kinder, gentler world where co-operation and peace prevail.  The trouble is that life shoves us into the rat race where competition and greed call the tune we all dance to.  Because none are offered, we're hypnotized into thinking there are no options to the rat race.  There are, but we must seek them out, and then decide to choose those options.   Anything less is called dreaming.  Soon that may be illegal too.

According to the Hindus, Mayans, Nostradamus and the zodiac; this is the age of spiritual evolution when humanity takes a big step forward.  Even a casual glance around this place confirms we are not there yet.  Not even close. What we're currently seeing, and living through is the ugly side of evolution; the nasty part where the broken old corrupt paradigm must make way for the shiny new Aquarius thing.

As Warren Zevon explained it to us, "It ain't that pretty at all."

Before we can expect to actually see what this evolution is going to look like, we're gonna have to do something about things like human trafficking, starvation, poverty, racism, and letting the psychopaths run everything.  As we can readily see from the puppet theater we call mainstream media, the status quo is doubling down on the insanity in an effort to trump any chance of a return to reason and dignity.  They really believe that if they keep humanity below the threshold for evolution, they can remain on top forever.  Not much dignity in that at all.

We have learned all too well that those who honor integrity, honesty and truth are soon exploited by the world as if those were weaknesses rather than virtues.  Those who only play by their own rules are very fond of using our virtues against us at every turn.  Business practices nowadays are nearly all predatory, and quality control has been relegated to being an insider joke.  Big business to small are equally guilty of treating prospective customers as little more than a renewable resource, a walking dollar sign to be harvested by any means necessary.

"This is customer service; we're not satisfied
until you're not satisfied."

You cannot legislate morality because people will resent it and hold onto their intolerance and entitlement even tighter, like a rabid pit bull on steroids.  Case in point the jailed county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue same sex marriage licenses after the recent judicial decree recognized them across the land.  Here's the thing, so simple: If issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples offends her faith so much then she should quit her job - not refuse to perform it!   It seems that a great many Americans have forgotten that this country was created as a melting pot of people from many diverse backgrounds and belief systems.  We've bought into the them or us ideology and allowed ourselves to be set against one another for other peoples gain, profit and entertainment.   Divide & conquer, it really works quite well.  Who sold us this "bill of goods" where the only human life we honor is our own? 

We now have the opportunity to evolve beyond that kind of intolerant mindset; into a consciousness which honors all life.  Dreaming about such things won't get us there, that is just the first stage.  We need to think, speak & act in way which will bring about the evolution we desire to see.  Gandhi said it best, "we must be the change we wish to see in the world."

"For some people this world ain't ever gonna be right."
                                                             ~ Doc Holiday ~

The third leading cause of death in America is medical care.  Let that sink in a minute.
Big medicine and big pharma are in an unholy alliance of the worst kind.  When folks are ill, and at their weakest they should be able to trust those who provide their health care.  Instead we get "care" providers who only want to treat the symptoms and not the ailment so they can over charge by 300 percent, sucking every possible penny from their patients.  Sky high medical bills force hundreds into bankruptcy every year, force folks into poverty & homelessness.  Worst of all is the over-hyped total fabrication of make believe medical conditions so they can sell us their pills with side effects far worse than the imaginary ailment.  Unfortunately these side effects are very real, and in fact are often life threatening.  What ever happened to their famous oath of "First, do no harm?"

What dignity do we show our war veterans when in the case of Vietnam, it was dioxin from agent orange that gave them cancer, or with the gulf war when "gulf war syndrome" was caused by the vaccinations given them?  Guinea pigs and cannon fodder; and those who manage to survive must battle the government for years to gain promised benefits and medical care.  Where is the dignity in allowing that in our name?

The powers that (shouldn't) be of course have long ago stacked the deck in their favor. 
As it turns out you really can't fight city hall because the game is rigged, the fix is in. 
It has been this way for so very long now you'd think we'd tire of all the persecution & unexpected sudden death, and revolt or something; but they have taken care of that as well.  The population at large has been taken right out of the equation with pacification technologies like chemtrails, fluoridated water and GMO food-like-products.  Have you never wondered why the worlds largest manufacturer of pesticides is now making your dinner?  How about that?

On the subject of food, are you still eating things from the ocean?  You really shouldn't!  The pacific ocean is irradiated with nuclear radiation from Fukushima, and those who may still doubt that have only to check out Rense for an education.  Those people at the seafood corporations who knowingly sell radioactive fish to the public should be jailed for crimes against humanity, their business shut down permanently.  We know that'll never happen, and once again our silence is our tacit approval.

Simply unbelievable!

Human dignity shouldn't need to be legislated!
Whatever happened to those inalienable human rights guaranteed to us?

If nothing else, this spiritual evolution now underway is the next step in humanity's return to the divine.   Can we even experience divinity without dignity??  Great question, eh?  It might just be that before we see this evolution we might have to slap an "R" in front of it.  You didn't think the powers that shouldn't be were gonna just hand it over did you??

2000 some years ago a holy man named Christ showed up with one simple message, love one another.  Since then we've mostly been killing each other over how he said it.  Love one another, simple.  How did we ever get so far from that concept?  What has happened to us that we are so willing to endorse and endure wars of financial conquest as a way of life?

"I wanna know what became of the changes
we waited for love to bring."
                                           ~ Jackson Browne ~

Is life a miracle or nightmare, or something in between?  It depends entirely on ones perspective.  The universe rearranges itself to accommodate our picture of reality; so if you see life as a miracle, miraculous things are drawn to you.  If however, you feel life is out to get you and everyone cheats - that also will become your reality.  You literally have to believe it to see it. 

We all recoiled in disgust when a wealthy dentist recently killed and butchered Cecil the beloved lion as a trophy.  But what of the 30,000 elephants slaughtered each year in a mechanized and militarized ivory poaching operation?  (That number is correct, 30,000)  Where is the outcry for the elephants who are executed from helicopters for their tusks?  A recent National Geographic special actually planted decoy elephant tusks with tracking technology inside, into the illegal ivory "pipeline."  They soon discovered that the entire operation is being run by Joseph Kony, the psychotic leader of the African Lord's Resistance Army terrorist group.  All the poached ivory tusks, (many from baby elephants) are hand carried 600 miles to the Sudan where they are traded for weapons and ammunition.  The recipient of the Ivory being the very man who perpetrated the genocide in Darfur.  The same world which protested the killing of Cecil is silent over the yearly slaughter of elephants by terrorists.  We revile a greedy ego driven individual, but ignore the far worse crimes of governments.  We do not want to know.

Haven't we evolved far enough by now to see that our self-appointed leaders are leading us all into a nightmare-quality dystopian future?   The powers that shouldn't be, thru their media department, show us the future they envision with movies like The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner complete with multiple sequels.  They are embedding these ideas into our heads now, so that we won't be taken totally by surprise later.

Remember that chilling famous line from Star Trek?  "Resistance is Futile."

Anywhere you care to look in what's left of the natural world we see the recurring theme of violence.  The natural world is full of all kinds of violence, including armies which do battle, and one species making slaves of another.  We are expected to be better than that.  We are expected to overcome those primal instincts and create a world safe for our children.  Now, if you like you can certainly settle for the rule of violence but remember if you do, what you'll have is just existing, simply surviving; it's not in any rational way considered living.  Is that really all you want?  Is this really who we are?  Is a world without violence even possible?  Yes, most assuredly it is possible, but not with the status quo.  It's the thing about letting the psychopaths be in charge, we need to change that.  Tried it for a while now, you happy with the results?

Before any real change is possible we must come to understand that WE are the fuel that feeds the rapacious hunger of the matrix.  Without our silence and tacit approval they cannot continue business as usualWe must stop feeding the monster.  Simple as that!  Of course this won't be a piece of cake in the doing of it, because the matrix has made us dependent upon them for our day to day existence.  How about YOU, do you feel as though you are truly living; or are you just existing between paychecks?  Sad to say but true just the same; most humans will not change until the pain of staying the same becomes unbearable.  What say we maybe start sooner, say for an example, before we begin taking our frustrations out on those closest to us, that isn't what they signed up for!

"Where must we go,
We who wander this wasteland
in search of our better selves?"
                                ~ The First History Man ~

Even Gandhi, perhaps history's greatest advocate of non-violence, eventually came to understand that sometimes violence is the only way to stop a terrible evil.  I'd really like to hear what he might have to say about our world today.  Perhaps we need to take a lesson from the natural world.  When some animal is trying to kill you it's either fight or flight; if you can't fly or run away fast enough you must fight violence with violence.  The sole remaining option is to just quietly surrender to the inevitable.

What about the many millions of refugees fleeing Syria?  We see this massive human exodus spreading into central Europe on the lamestream media news.  How about some dignity for them?  Are they any less a human than the Obama's, & Assad's of this place?  Are they any less human than you & me?  Our fear of terrorism drains the dignity from our self image as we refuse to open our doors to the hoards  of refugees fleeing the war in Syria.

How about the millions killed in ethnic cleansing campaigns across the globe, who speaks for them?  Why are the impoverished of this world not accorded the same basic dignity that we westerners demand with our entitled attitudes and commercialized mindsets?  Why does the world turn a blind eye on such atrocities every time?  We don't want to know because it's painful in a way no pill can diminish; and we don't wish to feel that pain, so we turn our attention elsewhere, America's got talent.

Are we truly living, or just existing & surviving?

In our search for dignity we're assured to not find much when we look at how society treats the elderly.  Not long after they're ushered out of the workforce we begin the marginalization of the aging members of society as if they're just old & in the way.  We disregard their knowledge and experience, ignoring their opinions as if they were children.  Despite being one of the ten commandments we often dishonor our parents by quietly shuffling them off to care centers when dealing with them becomes difficult. We're Increasingly discovering that a great many of these elder care facilities leave a lot to be desired when it comes to dispensing dignity.

If we would increase & defend dignity, then few tools are as powerful as unconditional love and radical forgiveness.  We must delete the "us vs them" virus from our hard drives then replace it with something life affirming with room for all, nobody excluded.  If we're looking for justice in this world as well as some dignity; at the end of the day it's just us.  If we do not accept the mantle, then who?  If not now, when? 

Although the concept of unconditional love might seem a tall order at first blush for some, we must remember it requires us to detach the person from their deeds.  Unconditional love becomes possible when we choose to disapprove of the deeds yet hold love in our heart for the person despite their words or actions.  We can also embrace radical forgiveness in such cases by agreeing with the universe that our total understanding isn't required before we can forgive.  The details are never as important as the forgiveness.

We try our best to insulate our children from the real horrors of this world.  We attempt to protect them from being exposed to the things which make our souls sick, but is this really helping or hurting in the long run?  Shielding our offspring from the reality of this world only results in sending young adults into it totally unprepared for what awaits them.  Yes, they are our children but they are also our last best hope of turning things around; which is why the great shining lie bombards them with meaningless social media and anything they can think of to distract them from what is going on.  The matrix gave them a fake culture which encourages them to go extreme and ignore the political stage upon which the puppet theater plays out.  It's working!  So, where will our children acquire a sense of dignity?  Bottom line here is that if we do not impart our children with a sense of dignity they might never acquire it themselves.

Some will no doubt take the stance that against such a powerful force as what we call the matrix, no defense is possible.  For them I suggest spending a night with a few starving mosquitoes in the room to learn a lesson in perspective.  Imagine several billion hungry, angry mosquitoes.  "They" are literally standing on the shoulders of rest of the world; and if we could just get everyone to heave-ho at the same moment, the matrix would crumble.  Without all of us supporting and feeding it the matrix cannot exist.

I know, its easy to say, but much harder to accomplish.  True that!  Does that mean we shouldn't even make the attempt?  We have to start somewhere, might as well be here and now because this Titanic nation is going down with psychopaths in control and all we can manage is to fight over the seating arrangements as the band plays on.

Corruption is the first and perhaps worst destroyer of dignity there is.  First it tempts and tests your integrity; next it goes for your honesty, eroding everything in its path just a little at a time.  Corruption whispers to us that "Its not selling out, its buying in!" and when everyone else is doing it the pressure & temptation increase.  We call it compromise instead of giving in to corruption, we tell ourselves we're keeping our eye on the big picture and the long run ... giving in to corruption (among other things) eventually leads to self-loathing & self destructive behavior which inevitably gives dignity some company up on that shelf. 

"Nothing but undeveloped, un-evolved, barely conscious
pond scum, totally convinced of their own superiority as they
scurry about in short, pointless lives."
                                                             ~ "Bug" from Men in Black ~

  As the pace of life is artificially stimulated to move faster than we can keep up with;
shortcuts to success become more tempting even if it means betraying some of our own standards and values to do it.  That's how the matrix gets us, and feeds on us; all while putting us into sensory overload and future shock.  I remember how it was when America went into Vietnam.  Citizens filled the streets by the thousands in cities across the land protesting, again and again.  You don't see much of that anymore; even though the crimes are a hundred fold worse than they were back then.

 Don't you ever wonder why? 

The residents of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) gave us all a profound cautionary tale when it comes to human dignity.  Did they forsake their dignity when they destroyed their environment, or was it later, when they turned to cannibalism to survive?  Will we be able to learn from their mistakes in time to avoid their fate?  Or is it too late?

The city of San Francisco is busy these days getting ready for the world's attention come super bowl 50 in February.  Naturally this includes sweeping up the homeless and getting them out of sight.  I would just imagine any homeless person you might happen to meet already feels a great lack of dignity every day above ground.  How do you suppose they feel about being considered a blight to be removed for appearance sake?   They say character is revealed by how we treat those who can do nothing for us, and they're right.

We currently have at our disposal perhaps the perfect weapon with which to change things up; the internet.  Instead of using it to organize ourselves against our common enemy, we watch porn and cat videos.  Instead of using the internet to educate and empower ourselves; We use it as escapism to better avoid all those things we don't want to know.  The things we do not wish to think about.

I struggle with a huge case of cognitive dissonance because in the face of full spectrum evil running amok, we're barely raising a whimper of protest, even as our quality of life continues eroding before our dumbstruck eyes.  We don't want to know, so we continue our daily pantomime, going thru the motions and pretending all is well.  If we were to acknowledge the things we ignore, it would then require us to re-assess our lives, & ourselves.  We do not want to know.  Is this really who we are?

We become so obsessed with the acquisition of money it makes us sick, and kills us years before our time.  We behave as if money was the most important thing in the world, it's mass insanity.  We are in need of a broader perspective and a better set of values and the good news is that they are available right now in massive quantities; we have only to reach out and claim them, use them.  It's really a simple matter; will you have more of the same old status quo, or perhaps something a bit more evolved, and enlightened?

Pick one !
Because for those who don't want to know; 
We're locked in a bit of a death spiral here.

This time of year I really enjoy just sitting out on the back deck in the early evening, discussing the day's events with the cat.  Again tonight I am deprived of that quiet commune with nature; the beast next door is at it again; verbally abusing his wife.  I keep waiting for her to find her voice, or his shotgun; or for him to stroke out at the height of his rage.  I know the scene next door will be repeated many thousands of times around the world before dawn.  Our evolution seems far away tonight, and somehow less likely.

Guess I'm just having a hard time accepting that this is really who we are.

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Bob Dylan ~ "Dignity"

 Jackie Greene ~ "Silver Lining

Jackie Greene ~ "Grindstone"

Warren Zevon ~ "Ain't that pretty at all"