Political & Spiritual Philosophy Discoveries by a Curious Student 1969 to 2014
by Nicholas T
In wishing to serve humanity however possible . . . how can one have something to offer ? . . .
Do i first need to possess something to share with another . ? . . . What is it someone wishes of me . ? . . my time . . . care — peace & love . . . some of my life . . ? . to share our common humaness together . . .
I've been reading "Journey of Souls" now by Michael Newton about people's experiences beyond death . . . This connects with my own dream experience.
It comforts me — learning more of the experiences of others :-))
I am realizing when people — like us being with each other — is like at a soul level — the peace & warm love feeling seems to be common meeting place for souls — which is eternal — i see that it is possible here in our human lives to experience this.
I once had a dream where i looked thru many eyes — since this dream long ago — i practice this looking and it has stayed with me — it helps me understand compassion too.
In this dream i would float into someone's head — look thru their eyes — feel the dramas of life then float away — back out into the deep quiet lovely space where the essence of our consciousnesses are in peaceful state of love & grace — to experience this so deeply . . . back & forth i go . . .
I now feel that we can be in communion with souls who have left earth — departed loved ones especially — if we are open, relaxed, quiet and have love in our hearts. We can then have access to their great wisdoms.
so here is my life’s experience — with a compilation of many minds addressing the connection of spirituality and politics - this is offered to you now . . .
(my ancestors fled from Eastern Europe - when communism/socialism/fascism was causing so much turmoil - so they were very aware that one needs to be alert to politcal climates for ones survival.)
My experience over the years has been that people have no idea the
pervasiveness of socialism (including fascism and corporate socialism) in this country (U.S.A) .
I would not have known this either, however, starting about 1969, I read
all I could of what was available at the time of the many socialist,
Marxist, communist, and fascist newspapers. I was then able to see how
each paper would perceive the same news event — very interesting to
compare these ideas to that of the mainstream press.
After a couple of years, it became clear to me that the mainstream
versions of current events are just watered down versions of the
socialist views. I would tell people about my discovery but they had no
reference, all they knew was the mainstream media. I then realized over
the next thirty years that mostly all people know is the mainstream
press — which is diluted state socialism.
So when I would engage people to see if they would consider other views,
I saw minds close down, and get extremely attached to “their”
political/religious ideas. People protect their attachment to whatever
ideas they have internalized, and then unashamedly inflict “their” ideas
through the force of government on others. It matters not, how
thoughtfully they arrived at whatever they espouse, or what the
consequences of their actions might bring.
The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with
illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their
illusions is always their victim. ~ Gustave Le Bon
We make ourselves real by telling the truth. Man can hardly forget that he needs to know the truth, for the instinct to know is too strong in us to be destroyed. But he can forget how badly he also needs to tell the truth. We cannot know truth unless we ourselves are conformed to it. We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we can know a truth that is outside us. But we make ourselves true by manifesting the truth as we see it.
— Thomas Merton, From No Man Is an Island [1955
I have tried to be true to myself — to feel deeply . . . a few lessons I have learned along the way . . .
One is better off to be poor in a rich country than be poor in a poor country — living off the discards are of much better quality.
Is easier to be a concentration camp guard than to be an inmate -but this is the coward's path and you trade your soul to the devil in exchange — so you loose your soul (as our myths tell us) — and hopefully will learn this lesson. Those in government positions take heed of this — you can be the concentration camp guard or the manager of the prison camps that puts citizens into these camps — your acts will be judged by yourself after you die by you returning to your soul . The grief you have inflicted on others will have to be repaid by you in a future life — you will have to suffer horribly perhaps to learn your lessons.
The lesson I most appreciate is . . . it is worth facing life — knowing the truth — your fears — feeling deeply — opening to life always . . . the expanding self exploring — feeling — opening to the divine possibilities — are awesome treasures to be blessed with — and ones courage grows as ones understanding of love and life grows.
“It is misleading to say that someone chose a dysfunctional
relationship, or any other negative situation in his or her life. Choice
implies consciousness — a high degree of consciousness — without it —
you have no choice. Choice begins the moment you dis-identify from the
mind and its conditioned patterns — the moment you become present. Until
you reach that point — you are unconscious — spiritually speaking.”
from Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now
“. . . thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human
existence.” — Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth
Thomas Hobbes realized that we are driven by fear to seek even more
power, which frightens others into seeking power for their own
self-defense. The inability to attain total security arises from this
vicious cycle of fear-defense-fear, not from any innate human
aggressiveness or avariciousness. Constant fear of death thus motivates
our chronic state of insecurity and anxiety. So the effect of the
current terrorism increases people’s fears which then increases demands
on government to be more powerful which just causes people to be more
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudice and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. — Marianne Williamson
“It is a man’s world and he built it on sexual aggression. Male domination began in sex and in sex it continues unabated. Woman cannot alter this position by marching with banners or withdrawing from sex. She has tried all the means at her disposal down thru the centuries — non has worked and non will. The solution is now beyond the scope of any personal or social action — only consciousness beyond the person — or divine action can help . . . To find love you have to abandon all your preconceptions — the only way to love is to be available to the new now.” — Barry Long — Making Love
“Much as I had done when frightened or upset as a child, I found that
asking questions, tracking down answers as best I could, and then asking
yet more questions was the best way to provide a distance from anxiety
and a framework for understanding.” — An Unquiet Mind — by Kay Redfield
. . . “if we don’t face the fear and anger in ourselves, then we risk
projecting it onto a global sphere. This creates war and massive
suffering in our human family. We must find inner peace before we can
have outer peace.” Dr. Judith Orloff, M.D. - Living Naturally April 09 p.16
"It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head." — by Sally Kempton
It's ideas that hijack our brains. (heard this from a TED talk somewhere)
Yes — but with perseverence, courage, acceptance, understanding, quiet introspection . . . it is possible to bring inner harmony into being — to make peace — even love happens in your head.
“A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.”
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
from a “Return to Love”
Compassion and empathy and its passion and vulnerability and its openess and its intensity and its association and its relationship and its intuitive.
Compassion informs wisdom and that vulnerbility is our greatest strength and emotions have an inherent logic which leads to radical appropriate saving action . . . Denying all this has lead to where we are now . . .
Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl
Franklin P. Jones says: “Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly
from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” I’d add that
it is especially hard to take from yourself. Francis Bacon warns us that
we are creatures of pride and arrogance and tend to worship the idols of
our minds. We must for our own interests and of human well-being be
cautious and suspicious of our own errors.
So as this famous bumper
sticker reminds us, “Don’t believe everything you think”
Lew Paz says:
“Everyone builds a barrier of defensiveness around their bubble of
belief, whether spiritual, philosophical, or political. They want just
enough truth involved to give them confidence in their belief, yet
refuse to consider anything which demands that they expand their system
of belief to coincide with more extensive validation of what existence
is all about.”
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
From Access Consciousness (www.accessconsciousness.com/about.asp)
The target of Access is “clearing” of fixed ideas held in place by energetic
patterns locked in the body and being; usually experienced as “positive
or negative emotional charge” (what we really love or really hate) in
different areas of life acquired from incidents earlier in this life
and/or past lives. If a person is willing to let go of or erase their
fixed point of view that is holding the limitation in place, then
something else can show up.
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
We become a slave to the thoughts running our minds. We become prisoners captured by these thoughts that control us. It takes the will of focus of intention & understanding of this to be free — to free our minds — to be able to open our minds to what is beyond the thought cage that bound & confined who you thought you were — who you believed you were . . . . Through the thoughts that conditioned your mind . . . It takes great strength of an essential inner will to begin the process to enjoy a free mind.
"You weren't created to fit in — we are conditioned to fit in and conditioned to conform — but we are actually created to reform and re-define what it is to be human. We do that by being ourselves — to abide in the truth of who we are." — Panache Desai
"Language is a collective human creation reflecting human nature, how we conceptualize reality and how we relate to one another." — Steven Pinker — on language & thought
"Language is a piece of social technology for enhancing the benefits of cooperation." —
Mark Pagel — How Language Transformed Humanityhttp://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html
It may be that children —thru cooperation —created language for us —
language evolves spontaneously — cooperatively — in nomosian or anarchical ways
(nomos - conduct that spontaneously arises in the course of voluntary interactions)
But there is that in us which doesn’t want to be free; which prefers discipline and acceptance and patriotic local tunes to the wild loose-haired love-music of the world. There is that in us which wishes simply to go along with the crowd, and to blame all naysayers and pelvis-wigglers for rocking our comfortable boat. “Don’t follow leaders,” Bob Dylan warned in “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “Watch the parking meters.” Yet we continue to want to be led, to follow petty warlords and murderous ayatollahs and nationalist brutes, or to suck our thumbs and listen quiescently to nanny states that insist they know what’s best for us. So tyrants abound from Bombay to Mumbai, and even those of us who are notionally free peoples are no longer, for the most part, very rock ‘n’ roll.
from “Step Across This Line” by Salmon Rushdie p. 271
The Four major Freedoms - as stated by Duke Ellington upon recieving the Presidential Medal of Freedom 29 April 1969
* Freedom from hate unconditionally
* Freedom from self pity
* Freedom from fear of possibly doing something that may help someone else more than it would him
* Freedom from the kind of pride that would make a man feel that he is better than his brother
(Duke Ellington then kissed President Nixon on his cheeks four times - one for each cheek)
This makes me think how much of human history - the artists, writers, architects etc. have only been able to be employed by those in power - so it is deep in these traditions to please their patrons - who often were cruel - ruthless tyrants - hopefully as artists become free from this domination - they will speak & create more freely.
“Fear does not come from the unknown. Fear comes from letting go of the known.”
J. Krishnamurti - from “The Impossible Question”
As Gary Douglas says:
An answer dis-empowers because nothing that doesn’t match your answer can show up in your life, and you literally
stop the flow of anything coming into your life.
Whereas a question invites the infinite possibilities of the universe for something different or greater to show up.
“The greatest power is the ability to change, transform and choose.”
Gary Douglas (founder of Access Energy Transformation)
On Being Wrong — by Kathryn Schulz
"Trusting too much in the feeling of being on the correct side of anything can be very dangerous. This internal sense of rightness that we all experience so often, is not a reliable guide to what is actually going on in the external world and when we act like it is, and stop entertaining the possibility that we could be wrong — we can make huge problems."
"Confidence without clarity is a deadly mix . .. You don't need any confidence in your life . .. what you need is clarity."
Living Life to the Fullest. Sadhguru http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmtxJfK2wfk
"Belief gives you a certain sense of confidence & stability, but it is a dangerous confidence. Confidence without clarity is a deadly mix. You don't need any confidence in your life - what you need is clarity."
from "Living Life To The Fullest" by Sadhguru
Zhu Xi (1130-1200 AD) interpreted The Great Learning for cultivating
oneself. One first needs to get one’s consciousness clear, which
requires extending knowledge (consciousness), which requires investigating.
Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati asks: “What is spirituality?”
The answer he finds is; “Spirituality is self-awareness, self-responsibilities.
You are responsible for yourself.
You must maintain constant, eternal awareness.”
In the Gospel of St. Thomas, Jesus says: “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
from: Repeatlessness - A Life of Living Each Moment as New - An Owner’s Manual for the Human Mind by Joe Marshalla
Self talk - sub vocalizations - the human mind has about 50,000 of these per day in 24 hours - science has shown that typically 80% of these are negative or limiting in some way - so 40,000 of these per day . . . out of these we only interact with 5% of them - the rest we miss - so we are only aware of 2,500 of the 50,000 . . . of those 2,500 - 80% are negative or limiting in some way - typically - so this means 2,000 negative thoughts to 500 positive ones . . .
So we limit ourselves - we teach ourselves the “Learned Helplessness Phenomenon” - we limit our day dreams - it can destroy us - unless we take control of our thoughts - there are many techniques for doing so - being conscious over time - realizing - inner awareness - meditations - focus techniques -
Like Jesus said - also reflected in Swami Vivikananda - “Once we begin to know a thing, we may then have power over it.”
The reality for most of us is that we are in a tug of war with our minds & our minds are usually winning - the winning side is not helping us to be free of our shackles of negative thought - it appears only about 2% of us seem to reverse this & gain positive control over our minds.
We can learn to think in a way that will allow us to accomplish our goals.
"You fight a war that is not necessary against an enemy that is mis-informed." — from "Alexandria Link" by Steve Berry
We often fight inner unnecessary wars also with all this auto pilot negative self talk.
Zhu Xi encourages individual moral responsibility, corresponding to the
emergence of a more market oriented economic system. A system in which
individuals participate in exchanges—a market place of ideas—not one
that seeks to impose from political control. To make our own choices
requires that we be politically free.
I think it was Nietzsche who said that the truth emerges only when we
get as many perspectives as possible.
Professor David Zarefsky emphasizes in Argumentation: The Study of
Effective Reasoning, that arguing about values is difficult, because
they can be highly intense, basic to our world view. But not being able
to argue about values is also dangerous because it leaves us no way to
resolve value conflicts, except by who has the greater force.
Free societies are societies in motion, and with motion comes friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom’s existence. Totalitarian societies seek to replace the many truths of freedom by the one truth of power, be it secular or religious; to halt the motion of society, to snuff out its spark. Unfreedom’s primary purpose is invariably to shackle the mind.
from “Step Across This Line” by Salmon Rushdie p. 215
“There is no vantage point from where real reality can be seen. We are
all looking from the point of view of our own reality tunnels . . .
every reality tunnel might tell us something interesting about our world
- if we are willing to listen.” Robert Anton Wilson explains Quantum
“My starting point is that our understanding of the world in which we
live is inherently imperfect because we are part of the world we seek to
understand. There may be other factors that interfere with our ability
to acquire knowledge of the natural world, but the fact that we are part
of the world poses a formidable obstacle to the understanding of human
affairs.” The New Paradigm for Financial Markets by George Soros
One way to help seek a broader perspective is thru meditation — dying
into — surrendering the ego — so as to become the infinite quantum spirit space
of cosmic nature.
Evaluating is a creative activity of humanity and we become responsible
for our choices.
Creativity needs passion, aliveness, energy. Creativity needs that you should remain a flow, an intense, passionate flow. – from Osho Book “The Search”
Terence McKenna - Opening the Doors of Creativity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzIUNQ9HxzU
(at 18 minutes) - A good coordinating hand to see into nature . . . the creative process ushers in novelty . .. nature as novelty producing . . . we re-express through the novelty of the human world . . . (at 21 min.) about 25,000 years ago as a result of the glaciers melting - so humans that had lost contact with each other began to re-contact each other - out of this comes the Magdalenian revolution 18,000 to 22,000 years ago bringing a tremendous explosion of creativity and aesthetic self expression - musical instruments are created - caves are painted - extravaganzas of aeshetic output - ushers in the high civilizations . . . This whole intellectual adventure in exteriorization of ideas is entirely an aesthetic adventure . . . we take up matter - put it through a mental process - making objects lodged within them ideas . . . This seems to be the special unique transcendental function of the human animal is the production & condensation of ideas. And what made it possible for the human animal was language. . . . (24 min) Language is the unique tool of the artist. (26 min) our art, our hopes, our fears - all of this arises out of our own ability to articulate and to communicate with each other. . . (29 min) . . . . This is a matter of saving our own soul . . ..
Liberals and conservatives who are so firmly entrenched - both need to step back, meditate, relax and slowly begin to face their own fears so that we can begin to repair the damages of the political struggle for power over others.
Our own internal fears and self-induced repressions mirror the repressions governments inflict on us.
By not using force to achieve political or social goals, these arrogances are avoided — so that we may evolve more peaceably.
Charles Johnson calls for “epistemological humility” and an egoless
listening to all that is around us”.
“The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to things,
people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality
becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality - the miracle of
life that continuously unfolds within and around you . . .” — Eckhart
Tolle - A New Earth
We have inherited words that are very ambiguous, hopefully the following
will provide some definition and clarification of terms:
Quoting David Boaz
“The word liberal, for the defenders of liberty and the rule of law,
spread rapidly. The Whig Party in England came to be called the Liberal
Party. We knew the philosophy of John Locke, Adam Smith, Thomas
Jefferson, and John Stuart Mill as liberalism.
But around 1900 the term liberal underwent a change. People who
supported big government and wanted to limit and control the free market
started calling themselves liberals. The economist Joseph Schumpeter
noted, “As a supreme, if unintended, compliment, the enemies of private
enterprise have thought it wise to appropriate its label.” Thus we now
refer to the philosophy of individual rights, free markets, and limited
government-the philosophy of Locke, Smith, and Jefferson as classical
But classical liberalism is not much of a name for a modern political
philosophy. Some advocates of limited government began using the name of
their old adversaries, “conservative.” But conservatism properly
understood signifies, if not a defense of absolute monarchy and the old
order, at least an unwillingness to change and a desire to preserve the
status quo. It would be odd to refer to free-market capitalism—the most
progressive, dynamic, and ever-changing system the world has ever
known—as conservative. Edward H. Crane has proposed that today’s heirs
of Locke and Smith call themselves “market liberals,” retaining the word
liberal, with its etymological connection with liberty, but reaffirming
the liberal commitment to markets. That term has been well received by
market-liberal intellectuals, but it seems unlikely to catch on with
journalists and the public.
It appears to me also that the liberal & conservative ideologies may be inventions of the Rothschild banker group to keep people distracted so that we remain busy fighting amongst ourselves so that what is behind these invented delusions in which they control our minds is obfuscated while they secretly invent wars to profit at the expense of our lives.
Albert Pike and Three World Wars
“The 20th century was really the liberal century,” says Kesler, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, and the editor of the Claremont Review of Books. “Conservatives came on the scene very late--remember, there was no organized conservative movement until William F. Buckley Jr. in the ‘50s--but the liberal effort to expand the state dates back 100 years. What Barack Obama is trying to do is complete an old project.”
Liberalism, Kesler argues, established itself in three distinct stages. The first wave, which Kesler calls “political liberalism,” rolled in just after the turn of the last century.
The liberals in this first wave, also known as progressives, “regarded the Constitution and the old forms of American politics as outmoded,” Kesler says. Whereas the old order valued “tranquility,” a word that appears in the preamble to the Constitution, progressives valued movement, dynamism, change. They wanted “to take the American people in hand, showing them the New Jerusalem.”
President Woodrow Wilson, a leading progressive, spoke often of his “vision,” introducing a term that has now become central to our understanding of presidential politics. Wilson believed, as Kesler puts it, “that to become a leader you have to have a vision of the future and communicate that vision to the unanointed, mass public. You have to make them believe in your prophetic ability.”
The second wave of liberalism, which Kesler calls “economic liberalism,” crashed over the country during the Great Depression, informing Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.
Economic liberals quickly came to consider the original Bill of Rights insufficient. Americans, they believed, needed a second set of rights--economic rights. “A right to a job, a right to health care, a right to a home, a right to an education. All these things,” says Kesler, “became as fundamental to liberals as the rights to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ that we find in the Declaration of Independence.”
Kesler calls the third wave of liberalism “cultural liberalism.” It roared in during the ‘60s, right along with the birth control pill, psychedelic drugs, no-fault divorce, free love and hippie festivals like Woodstock. Liberals, Kesler argues, now came to believe that “the purpose of government is to take charge of your necessities so you can live in a new kind of freedom, the freedom of liberation, which is really freedom from responsibilities.”
The right term for the advocates of civil society and free markets is
arguably socialist. Thomas Paine distinguished between society and
government, and the libertarian writer Albert Jay Nock summed up all the
things that people do voluntarily—for love or charity or profit—as
“social power,” which is always being threatened by the encroachment of
state power. So we might say that those who advocate social power are
socialists, while those who support state power are statists. — Quoting David Boaz
(Jeff Hawkins, author of On Intelligence describes that the evidence of
human history shows that we are basically cooperative in our nature. I
think that this human cooperative root has been subverted by the
historical political institutions of power. We don’t need a strong
government to keep us from killing each other, rather it is the strong
governments that keeps the wars going.)
The "tuning fork" phenomenon, as described by Marc Ian Barasch in an article called A Quest for Kindness (Barbara Stahura), Science of Mind magazine, May 2005.
"When people help each other, they vibrate with a feeling known as "helper's high," that pleasure we get in being good to each other. A researcher named John Haidt has shown there is an automatic, involutary physiological response when we see someone being noble or selfless or showing extraordinary or even ordinary helping behaviors toward another. The Vagus nerve connecting the brain to cardiac tissue seems to become activated, and we get that sensation of our hearts soaring, of being choked up with tenderness. We're designed, as creatures, to rejoice in each other's caring.
from Steven Pinker
on the myth of violence
Evolution bequeathed us with a sense of empathy. By default, we apply it only to our friends and family. Over history, the circle has expanded. village > clan > tribe > nation > other races > both sexes > other species
So, it seems people's natural caring tendencies is taken & used against us - subverted - used by those who only want power over others - then we are no longer free to nurture each other because our scarce resources are taken by those in power to create armies to frighten and control us.
But alas, the word socialist, like the word liberal, has been claimed by
those who advocate neither civil society nor liberty.”
Thus British economist F. J. C. Hearnshaw insists that there are “Six
Essentials” to socialism:
(1) exaltation of the community above the individual
(2) equalization of human conditions
(3) elimination of the capitalist
(4) expropriation of the landlord
(5) extinction of private enterprise
(6) eradication of competition
Professor J. Ellis Barker, author of one of the most exhaustively
documented and scholarly studies on the subject, was as skittish as his
colleagues about tying socialism in any neat, precise, narrow package.
After examining hundreds of Socialist publications, Barker concluded
that it was a political, social, and economic hydra best explained by an
examination of its assumptions:
(1) the labor theory of value -that labor is the only source of wealth
(2) the “Iron Law of Wages”-that the basis of wages is the cost of the
(3) the “Law of Increasing Misery”-that technological improvements
combined with an increase in capital and production lead to declining wages
(4) the “Surplus Value Doctrine”-that the difference between the value
of what the laborer produces and the cost of his subsistence is surplus
value, which is divided up among capitalists in the form of rent,
interest, and profit
(5) that the laborer is entitled to the entire product of his labor
(6) that existing misery can be abolished not by increasing production
but by altering the distribution of wealth produced
(7) that the capitalist system is responsible for poverty, want, and
(8) that there is an inevitable class war between owners and non-owners
(9) that private property is immoral and private wealth a crime
(10) that private property should be abolished
(11) that competition should be replaced by “co-operation”
(12) that the Socialist state will arise by natural development, and
will handle business more efficiently than do private individuals
Very few people that I’ve met understand the ethics of capitalism, and
economics beyond Marx’s ideas. The understanding people have of
capitalism is through the looking glass of Marxist philosophy.
Quoting Karl Marx:
“Money is the zealous one God of Israel, beside which no other God may
stand. Money degrades all the gods of mankind and turns them into
commodities. Money is the universal and self-contained value set upon
all things. It has therefore robbed the whole world, of both nature and
man, of its original value. Money is the essence of man’s life and work,
which have become alienated from him: this alien monster rules him and
he worships it.
“The God of the Jews has become secularized and is now a worldly God.
The bill of exchange is the Jew’s real God. His God is the illusory bill
“Marx was going to convince others that he was not only NOT Jewish but
also un-Jewish and he did a pretty good job of it by repeatedly
attacking the Jews in his writing. And, in spite of his anti-Jewishness,
Marx was publicly reproached for his Jewishness by Duhring and Bakunin
and others less prominent — but nevertheless, he was still considered
Jewish (of Jewish ancestry). As intense as his hatred would become, he
could never rid himself of the way others saw him.” (Professor Richard
S. Levy, U. of Illinois)
Why else would both the communist and fascist socialists choose to murder so many millions of Jews?
Both the fascist and communist aspects of socialism and christianity
shared this anti-Semitic anti-money obsession. The founding members of
Fabian Socialism perfected the technique first used by Adam
Weishaupt—that of penetrating the Catholic Church and then “boring away
from inside until just an empty husk was left. “ It was called,
“penetration and permeation. “ Apparently neither Weishaupt nor Gollancz
thought Christians would be smart enough to see what was happening.
Gollancz was reported as saying: “Christians are not exactly bright, so
it will be easy for Socialism to lead them down the garden path through
their ideals of brotherly love and social justice.” Fabian Socialism
targeted political, economic and educational organizations, in addition
to the Christian Church.
From Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand:
“Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns
money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.”
“Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. So
long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one
another—their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a
"What we depsperately need, beyond - or along with better rules, and resonably smart incentives is we need VIRTUE, we need CHARACTER, we need people who want to do the right thing . . . and in particular - the virtue that we need most of all is the virtue that Aristotle called "practical wisdom". Practical wisdom is the moral will to do the right thing and the moral skill to figure out what the right thing is.
Aristotle was very interested in watching how the craftsman around him worked, and he was impressed by how they would improvise novel solutions to novel problems - problems that they hadn't anticipated.
Practical wisdom gives us the will and skill to do right by others and our selves.
Barry Schwartz: Using our practical wisdom
"There can be no truly moral choice unless that choice is made in freedom; similarly, there can be no really firmly grounded and consistent defense of freedom unless that defense is rooted in moral principle." —Murray N. Rothbard
"In order for you to play jazz -- you got to listen to the other players. The music forces you at all times to address what other players are thinking. You interact with them with empathy and deal with the process of working things out. That is how our music can really teach what the meaning of American democracy is." — Branford Marsalis — from: A Masterpiece by Midnight by Ken Burns
Responsibility, not to a superior, but to one's conscience, the awareness of a duty not exacted by compulsion, the necessity to decide which of the things one values are to be sacrificed to others, and to bear the consequences of one's own decision, are the very essence of any morals which deserve the name.
— Friedrich A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom 
From the Communist Manifesto:
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a
national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the
Capitalistic System was to debauch the currency. . . Lenin was certainly
right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing
basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all
the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does
it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose.” — John Maynard Keynes
“Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at the confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth.”
— John Maynard Keynes
I think the main reason for state socialism’s dominance here was the creation
of the Federal Reserve System. This made it possible to direct the power
of the money printing press into the hands that could then manipulate
the direction the country would go. They aren’t actually printing
money—they are printing debt notes—a poor substitute for real money. The
few powerful people that created the Federal Reserve did so to further
entrench and centralize their own power at the expense of us citizens.
The ones now in control of the “money”, like Rockefeller, who hated
competition and the free market system, helped finance the worldwide
program for a controlled economy through the United Nations. I am
interested to see how this manipulation has affected the Power Distance
Index - by Geert Hofstede -
I think the centralized fiat banking system has made people less willing
to confront authority - which appears very dangerous in the long run.
"The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade."
There seems to be unlimited money and power for those who control the printing of "money" -oppressing us with their money power - while we struggle to exist. This inhibits human creativity - robs us of our human potential - while we are forced to produce weapons that destroy us & our natural creativities.
So why is it that even with the Federal Reserve printing nearly infinite quantities of Federal Reserve Notes - that both the government and us citizens have a scarcity of money ?
Where does it go ?
“Since 1913, when the Federal Reserve was created by Congress, your
money has lost 96% of its purchasing power due to inflation. The more
“money” the Federal Reserve creates — the less your Federal Reserve
“money” will buy.” (www.libertydollar.org/)
Control of the “money” made it possible to control institutions such as
the FBI and CIA . This power to create money has historically
blackmailed and terrorized both Republican and Democrat parties into a
submissive compliance. It is responsible for the 1930’s depression, And
makes wars economically possible for the Military Industrial Complex to
feed upon —warning politicians, university presidents etc. to comply or
Washington, D.C. Nixonian guile: Newly declassified tapes of President Lyndon B. Johnson's White House telephone conversations confirm that Richard Nixon sabotaged Vietnam peace talks in October 1968 in order
to strengthen his own presidential campaign. In the recordings, Defense Secretary Clark Clifford tells Johnson that the FBI has overheard a Nixon campaign adviser persuading the South Vietnamese government to withdraw from peace talks, promising them a better deal if they wait until Nixon is elected. Hanoi was offering major concessions
at the time, and a settlement would have allowed Johnson to stop bombing North Vietnam. Knowing that this would derail his campaign, Nixon intervened. Johnson accused Nixon of "treason," but said nothing publicly for fear of revealing that the FBI was bugging South Vietnamese government figures. Nixon went on to escalate the war-at the expense of 22,000 more American lives-before signing a peace accord in 1973. -- from: www.TheWeek.com 29 March 2013
A friend has just returned from visiting in Australia, many asked him why so many Americans are so obsessed with guns -- I feel the major reason is our basic distrust of our own govenment. Apparently the lives of our citizens and the lives of other human beings are simply pawns to be sacrificed and used in the unchecked drive for power as evidenced by Richard Nixon - who killed at least 22,000 so he could get re-elected - but Lyndon B. Johnson may also have acted as ruthlessly as Nixon -- his lust for power over others was as ugly as Nixon has demonstrated.
As was so eloquently stated by Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in 1932:
“The sack of the United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.”
“Mis-management of monetary policy was the main cause of the Great Depression.”
When Professor Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the prestigious Journal of Economic Perspectives, tells you that the stock market crash of 1929 was not a substantial cause of the Great Depression and that F.D.R.’s New Deal may have actually slowed economic recovery, he speaks with authority and credibility.
from History of the U.S. Economy in the 20th Century from The Great Courses lectures by the Teaching Company - http://www.teach12.com
some background sites on the banking systems:
Rothschild subsequently becomes close associates with Prince William, and ends up doing business with him and members of the court. He soon discovers that loaning money to governments and royalty is more profitable than loaning to individuals, as the loans are bigger and are secured by the nation’s taxes.
1790: Mayer Amschel Rothschild states, “Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
How Our "Elected" and Appointed Politicians Are Connected By Bloodlines
BLOODLINES OF THE ILLUMINATI
George Carlin - The Rothschilds Control America
video is only 3 min long & very powerfully condensed
(the following are some quotes from Larry Edelson — November 2009)
“The sacking and burning of the U.S. economy has begun
— led by the banks, brokers, and Washington itself.
And its survival rests in the hidden hands . . .”
“Everything that transpires in the global financial markets is, ultimately, bought and paid for through this ‘secret government’ — the Fed and its worldwide web of central bankers, government Treasury officials and economic ministers from the G-7 nations — and the Fed will ultimately be charged with fixing them.”
“Like a shopaholic living on a credit high,
America’s whirlwind borrowing and spending spree
is now hitting a brick wall . . .”
“It’s a perpetual cycle that can only lead to one thing: printing presses blazing on overdrive … a massive surge in interest rates … an explosion of inflation … and the total destruction of our standard of living — at least, for those who aren’t aware or prepared for what is happening.”
“In 1933, FDR confiscated gold, gutting the value of the dollar by 70% virtually overnight! It’s a strategy central bankers have employed in the past. One designed to ease severe financial crises and the burden of all bad debts in the world — by reducing the value of all paper, or fiat currencies — inflating away debts and thereby reinflating asset prices.”
“But savers — those counting on their hard-earned money to get them through the depression unscathed — got annihilated as their greenbacks lost nearly 70% of their purchasing power in a single day!
If you think it can’t happen now, think again …”
“The Obama administration’s brutal war on the dollar is rapidly giving rise to a “perfect storm” of cataclysmic proportions for the global economy —”
quotes from Larry Edelson — November 2009
"As the debt burden increases as a percentage of GDP, the total amount of interest payments required to support the additional debt (after adjustment for inflation) will rise, which means more and more tax dollars are being spent on merely paying interest rather than delivering government services. If taxes are increased to pay for the additional interest payments, taxpayers will have less incentive to work, save and invest productively and less money to spend — so economic growth and job creation will slow. This is not a matter of ideology but a function of basic mathematics.
Finally, given that politicians tend to be reluctant to raise taxes to pay for all of the additional spending and debt service they created, they often resort to printing excess quantities of money (or in modern central-bank-speak, “quantitative easing”) to paper over their earlier crimes — which results in the new crime of inflation. When inflation occurs, money buys fewer goods and services — and has many of the same effects as an additional tax — which, as noted above, can only result in slower growth and more unemployment."
Deaf to Deficit Warnings by Richard W. Rahn
Richard W. Rahn is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth.
This article appeared in the Washington Times on January 20, 2010.
March of 2012
Are ALL calling for the end of the dollar's reign as the world's reserve currency.
And even the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party says — and again, I quote:
"The world urgently needs to create a diversified currency and financial system and fair and just financial order that is not dependent on the United States."
In fact, the U.S. dollar is already being abandoned by many countries and companies in favor of the Chinese currency — the yuan:
> Investors can now buy yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong.
> Caterpillar and McDonald's recently financed their mainland China projects directly via yuan bond offerings instead of U.S. dollars.
> And China's trade with Russia, Vietnam and Thailand is now being settled in yuan instead of U.S. dollars.
> Apple Computer is even accepting iTunes payments in yuan!
Now, China believes it's time to make the supremacy of its currency — the yuan — OFFICIAL — by gutting the U.S. dollar. And our own leaders — President Obama, Treasury Secretary Geithner and Fed chief Bernanke — are obediently helping Beijing do just that!
"The three biggest challenges to the U.S. economy are the Republicans, the Democrats, and the people who voted for them. They have destroyed the dollar with generations of welfare/warfare spending, and killed the goose that laid the golden egg of American prosperity with their statist economic policies."
-Charles Goyette, author of The Dollar Meltdown - published in 2012
Gold Monetary System Supports Peace
It is a simple fact that if the government had to pay their war costs with gold, there would be no war. It is one thing to defend the country when attacked such as the War of 1812. But it is quite different to attack a country based on a lie about weapons of mass destruction, destroy own country's monetary system, heap pain upon its citizens and then switch to another war!
from: LIBERTY DOLLAR NEWS:
November 2009 Vol. 11 No. 11
If there is a sin superior to every other it is that of willful and offensive war. Most other sins are circumscribed within narrow limits, that is, the power of one man cannot give them a very general extension, and many kind of sins have only a mental existence from which no infection arises; but he who is the author of a war, lets loose the whole contagion of Hell, and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
— Thomas Paine, “The American Crisis V” [March 21, 1778]
The 2012 Enigma by David Wilcock Pt. 07
(4:10 minutes) - "The Rothschilds financed Stalin and the take over of Russia - the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. They (Rothschilds) have financed the French Revolution, World War 2, Hitler, and they were financing the U.S. . They believe in order out of chaos. You fund both sides of a war and which ever side wins - you got their vote because you are their paymaster. Because you have given them their money, you control their financial supply, which means you can control the governent, and you profit no matter what. And also what happens is the war stimulates the economy so you get much more infrastructure and much more building coming out of it.
That is why, for example, Ford Motor Company was building tank plants in Germany, which is why Hitler's Wehrmacht had the tanks for support when American bombers bombed Ford tank plants in Germany, Ford personally re-paid Hitler so he could re-build his tank plants faster.
Boeing actually was shipping (this has been documented) passenger airliners to South America, which were then sent to Africa, where they ripped the seats out and turned them into Hitler's bomber fleet. That was Boeing, American corporations.
The whole idea of these big wars is a joke, it's a set up, it's a game that's played - to play off the opposites against each other in the hopes of synthesizing a new world order where we all kind of synthesize.
That is why Democrat and Republican is a joke. They want certain aspects of the conservative Republican Party. They want, for example, the cultish religeous aspect, but it is not Christianity, that is why the liberal side is all about being open, being free, and not having any of these traditional shackles on you, because what they ultimately want is a racist society, and they are interested in a new world order which is run by a Luciferian philosophy.
"The two Germans most responsible for the financing of Lenin were Max Warburg and a displaced Russian named Alexander Helphand. They could claim that they were serving their country's cause by helping and financing Lenin. However, these two German "patriots" neglected to mention to the Kaiser their plan to foment a Communist revolution in Russia.
The picture takes on another dimension when you consider that the brother of Max Warburg was Paul Warburg, prime mover in establishing the Federal Reserve System and who from his position on the Federal Reserve Board of Directors, played a key role in financing the American war effort. (When news leaked out in American papers about brother Max running the German finances, Paul resigned from his Federal Reserve post without a whimper.) From here on the plot sickens.
For the father-in-law of Max Warburg's brother, Felix, was Jacob Schiff, senior partner in Kuhn, Loeb & Co. (Paul and Felix Warburg, you will recall, were also partners in Kuhn, Loeb & Co. while Max ran the Rothschild-allied family bank of Frankfurt.) Jacob Schiff also helped finance Leon Trotsky. According to the New York Journal-American of February 3, 1949:
"Today it is estimated by Jacob's grandson, John Schiff, that the old man sank about 20,000,000 dollars for the final triumph of Bolshevism in Russia."
The impetus for communism is not the masses' or intellectuals' envy of wealth earned through achievement in the market, but rather honest people's frustration at being exploited through the collusion of capital and State...
— Sheldon Richman, "Forgotten Critic of Corporatism" [May 4, 2012]
so then it appears that those in control use the honest people's frustration at being exploited to exploit them further by controlling their communist revolution . . .
So it then becomes easy to control how children were “educated”,
and what ideas would be promoted.
If Amy Goodman really wanted “Democracy Now”, she would expose the Federal Reserve System and all the
other government central banks that finance the international terrorism,
but if she did, she’d be out of a job so fast that it would make a spin
doctor’s head spin — faster than an E. Howard Hunt “Magic Bullet” ((see
movie at www.infowars.com — Bush link to Kennedy Assassination by Alex
E. Howard Hunt Outs Lyndon Johnson in JFK Assassination Plot - PART 1
JFK Deathbed confession - Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura trutv
(It is becoming clearer that the government has covered up, mislead us and is keeping
critical information from us—so without more facts, we are left to
speculate). - ( I also recommend studying JFK And The Unspeakable - Why
He Died & Why It Matters by James W. Douglass - ISBN 978-1-57075-755-6 -
Richard Falk, Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton
University says of this book . . “devastating in its documented
indictment of the dark forces that have long deformed the public life of
There are many new books coming out as new information is continually being released and discovered - the facts implicating those in power becomes overwhelming. An increase in interest is expected as we approach 2013 - which will be the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy murders and the many other murders related to the coverup.
The Men Who Killed Kennedy "The Smoking Guns" Complete Episode 7
Governor Ventura confronted by the CIA
from The Last Word by Mark Lane publishes November 2011
(Talking about Warren Commission headed by Allen Dulles, former director of the CIA)
"President Johnson had not put some untrained little fox in charge of the hen house, he awarded that position to Col. Sanders.
Dulles said - "They need not worry about anyone doubting their false conclusions. Maybe, at worst, many years will have passed before some professor might study the evidence, and by then it would not matter."
The Warren Commission's report was an intelligence fabrication.
So now is 50 years later & this issue of the JFK's murder & plot to cover it up rank to be highest of interest - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conspiracy_theories
Three polls conducted in 2003 suggest that there is widespread disbelief (between 68% and 83% of respondents) among the U.S. public about the official story of a lone gunman.
(Allen Dulles http://www.enter.net/~torve/trogholm/secret/rightroots/dulles.html
Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg once stated that "The Dulles brothers were traitors." Some historians believe that Allen Dulles became head of the newly formed CIA in large part to cover up his treasonous behavior and that of his clients. -- Christian Dewar, Making a Killing
Just before his death, James Jesus Angleton, the legendary chief of counterintelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency, was a bitter man. He felt betrayed by the people he had worked for all his life. In the end, he had come to realize that they were never really interested in American ideals of "freedom" and "democracy." They really only wanted "absolute power."
Angleton told author Joseph Trento that the reason he had gotten the counterintelligence job in the first place was by agreeing not to submit "sixty of Allen Dulles' closest friends" to a polygraph test concerning their business deals with the Nazis. In his end-of-life despair, Angleton assumed that he would see all his old companions again "in hell."-- Michael Hasty, Paranoid Shift
Lyndon Johnson appointed Dulles to the position (1 of 7) to decide if Kennedy's assassination was a conspiracy or not. A man fired by Kennedy was part of the commission to prove if there was a conspiracy behind his murder. They concluded no conspiracy had happened, and relied solely on the FBI report and did no extra investigating.(11) Later an investigation by the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded that the JFK assassination was probably the result of a conspiracy. They also reveiled what the CIA called Operation mockingbird. This was an operation to control media outlets. This was also supervised by Allen Dulles.(12)
In conclusion, Allen Dulles has commited a number of acts that have corrupted the US and also has been part of a great deal of suspicious actions/groups. First he is responsible for experiments to control peoples minds. He is responsible for the overthrow of the Guatemalan government. He is responsible for the Iranian government overthrow, which in turn let to the fundamentalist overthrow. This lead to the iran-iraq war, and the current problems leading up to today with Iran. He is responsible for Operation Mockingbird, which was made to influence domestic media. The government in a sense controlled the media during and after the 1950's.(13) Most of all though, he is part of the suspicious commission which deemed the JFK assassination not a conspiracy, even though they did no research into the investigation. Further more they later found that it most likely WAS a conspiracy. Allen Dulles played a great part in helping Prescott Bush make a load of money off of the Nazi parties actions. In a sense, he committed action which we still are hurting from to this day, and helped with the finance of the Nazi party. Such actions should be considered treason on the highest degree.
So to think that Lyndon Johnson, a liberal democrat, works with Allen Dulles to support the Nazi party shows how both sides work together -possibly - to conspire against the citizen public.
It appears to me that the efforts of what the federal government does is not in our best interests - they seem - by their actions - to only be interested in power over us - to weaken - frighten - confuse us - divide us - kill us - violate us - lie to us - keep us from knowing what they are up to - they create wars & laws that empower them - while killing us - they have no regard for us - for them to run "Health Care" is obscene -
After studying about 15 books recently on the 9/11 twin tower disaster - there is no choice for me but to conclude that those in "our government" who at least helped those who set off the explosive charges - it appears it was these demolotion charges - not the airplanes crashing into the towers that caused the towers to come down - How can "our" (another lie we have been fooled into believing - it is not our government - it does not represent us) . . . the government run by murders who would so easily kill the thousands of people in those buildings - How can "our" government possibly have any regard for life? . . . & why if "our" government had our interests at heart --- why would they cover this up ? ? ? . . . a cover up from the highest levels of government & the media that it controls.
Those who saw the 9/11 event coming were silenced -- especially in light of the obvious cover ups of the JFK murder by those who control this country. Here is just one example of this - the author of this book - lived to tell - many others weren't so fortunate - Extreme Prejudice -The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq - The Ultimate Conspiracy to Silence Truth by Susan Lindauer - published December 29, 2010
CIA insider tells 911 truth. Time to re-examine your World-view, America!
Larry Silverstein Makes 7 Billion from WTC 9-11 insurance policy
9-11 WTC Biggest Gold Heist in History: $300 Billion in Bars
Russia Reveals 9/11 Satellite Imagery Evidence Indicating USA Gov’t Complicity In False Flag Attack
Published material can prove the US Government complicity in the 9/11 attacks and the successful manipulation of public opinion. The attack was planned by the US government, but executed by using proxies, so that an attack on America and the people of the United States looked like an act of aggression of international terrorism.
The motive for deception and murder its own citizens served US oil interests and the Middle Eastern state corporations.
The evidence will be so convincing that it utterly debunks the official 9/11 cover story supported by the US government.
May the truth prevail
So instead, Amy Goodman aims everywhere except at the target.
Amy Goodman, Rush Limbaugh, Noam Chomski etc. are all hired hands working on
the Federal Reserve Plantation picking debt notes to keep the Wizard of Oz’s machine running.
"Supposedly cheap money is a drug that has made addicts of us all. Now our economy is in withdrawal, and it hurts. Bernanke prescribes more of what made us sick in the first place — even lower interest rates and a fresh injection of dollars. What we really need is to get off the drug and make the Fed accountable." — Michael Ostrolenk— http://dailycaller.com/2010/01/14/its-time-to-shed-light-on-the-fed/
There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.
— Ludwig von Mises, Human Action 
"Inflation and the Fed's interest rate policy have punished the accumulation of wealth and shortened the time horizon of the lower third of the population classes. The rise of the police state and the criminalization of their lifestyle have driven them into a culturally, socially and legally marginal existence, so that they are always one step away from entanglement with police, courts and jail.
As government grows — and the regulatory and tax states expand — and as the prohibitions on behaviors, services and goods grow and grow, society becomes ever less economically mobile and dynamic. The class system that is part of every society becomes a caste system of entrenched position. It becomes a society of the put-upons versus the privileged.
. . . so much of the cost of statism is invisible to us and not discernible at this time. It consists of the opportunities missed, the jobs not created, the social advancement that does not take place, the wealth creation that does not happen." — Jeffrey Tucker,
for The Daily Reckoning article — Should We Worry about the Class Divide? April 2012
From Endless Money THE MORAL HAZARDS OF SOCIALISM
BY William Baker - Chapter 6: “Moral Hazard”
"Consider the risk that no one wishes to discuss, which is the failure of the U.S. government. Today the only safe haven is investing in debt obligations of the U.S. Treasury, which define the risk-free rate. This solidarity has been unquestioned since the passage of the Sixteenth Amendment in 1913, which granted the Treasury Department unlimited power to confiscate the private property of its citizens.
The fiat era was successful as long as government had capacity remaining in its credit line.
Since the Great Depression, credit grew relative to GDP by an order of magnitude. Private debt was just 57 percent of GDP in 1944, with only 14 percent of this being mortgages. By 1954 it would be 71 percent, with 28 percent of this financing residential dwellings. These statistics would not skip a beat in the 1970s, despite a shakeout in the stock market, because inflation would be raging. By 1984, private debt rose to 140 percent of the economy; you could trend-line it right up to over 300 percent by 2007."
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
— William Somerset Maugham, Strictly Personal [1941
From “Zeitgeist Addendum”
“It is no measure of health to be adjusted to a profoundly sick society”
12. Law of Attraction How-To: Law of Attraction Money by Clearing Blockages
Correct for the global pattern of competing and causing others to fail - that if you take action - you step on others to get ahead - strengthen energy to move forward - strengthen energy in relation to your purpose in life - then you can increase your abundant success - learn this method to help with fear of success, procrastination, and lack of abundance . . .
The fractional reserve policy perpetuated by the Fedreal Reserve which
has spread in practice to the great majority of banks in the world is in
fact a system of modern slavery. Just as the Federal Reserve keeps the
American public in a position of indentured servitude through perpetual
debt, inflation, and interest; the World Bank and the International
Monetary Fund serve this role on a global scale.
The Money Masters - How International Bankers Gained Control of America
The development of fractional reserve banking practices in the 17th century brought to a cunning sophistication the secret techniques initially used by goldsmiths fraudulently to accumulate wealth. With the formation of the privately-owned Bank of England in 1694, the yoke of economic slavery to a privately-owned "central" bank was first forced upon the backs of an entire nation, not removed but only made heavier with the passing of the three centuries to our day. Nation after nation, including America, has fallen prey to this cabal of international central bankers.
It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense.... They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs.
— Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations 
“We are free! They don’t own my soul - not the intelligence community - not the military - not the oil cartels - not the money whores . . . We are free and that gives us enormous power that we don’t acknowledge And we have to acknowledge our power and use it.” Dr. Steven Greer presents “Contact & Disclosure: The Final Sequence” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0oLJNfs_rM&feature=email
from "The Reign of Terror - Re-Thinking the 9/11 Conspiracy" by Kieran Banda Wanduragala (at 16%in to book)
. . . the 1996 report The Future of US Intelligence by Schmitt and Shulsky, they explained their motive "truth is not the goal" of intelligence, "but only the means toward victory"
(Victory appears to mean for the MilitaryIndustrialComplex which corrupts the civility of world politics)
Our country has stumbled into socialism during the past half century; by now -- 1958 -- we have adopted nearly all the things socialists stand for. Those of us who are aware of socialism's built-in destructiveness have watched this process with apprehension and are forever predicting, or warning against, the impending catastrophe which we think we see hanging over our society. Under socialism, some men are put at the disposal of other men, deliberately, legally, and on principle. Socialism, in other words, is premised in an immoral extension of political power.
— Leonard E. Read, Anything That's Peaceful 
The spiritual decline of the earth is so far advanced that the nations
are in danger of losing the last bit of spiritual energy that makes it
possible to see the decline (taken in relation to the history of
“being”), and to appraise it as such. This simple observation has
nothing to do with Kulturpessimismus, and of course it has nothing to do
with any sort of optimism either; for the darkening of the world, the
flight of the gods, the destruction of the earth, the transformation of
men into a mass, the hatred and suspicion of everything free and
creative, have assumed such proportions throughout the earth that such
childish categories as pessimism and optimism’have long since become
—(from: An Introduction to Metaphysics by Martin Heidegger first
published in 1953)
It is certainly true that our age is full of conflicts which generate
war. However, these conflicts do not spring from the operation of the
unhampered market society. It may be permissible to call them economic
conflicts because they concern that sphere of human life which is, in
common speech, known as the sphere of economic activities. But it is a
serious blunder to infer from this appellation that the source of these
conflicts are conditions which develop within the frame of a market
society. It is not capitalism that produces them, but precisely the
anticapitalistic policies designed to check the functioning of
capitalism. They are an outgrowth of the various governments’
interference with business, of trade and migration barriers and
discrimination against foreign labor, foreign products, and foreign capital.
— Ludwig von Mises, Human Action 
"To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war." — Ludwig von Mises, Human Action 
To the extent that a society limits its government to policing functions which curb the individuals who engage in aggressive and criminal actions, and conducts its economic affairs on the basis of free and willing exchange, to that extent domestic peace prevails. When a society departs from this norm, its governing class begins, in effect, to make war upon the rest of the nation. A situation is created in which everyone is victimized by everyone else under the fiction of each living at the expense of all.
— Edmund A. Opitz
intransitive verb: to gain by turning something to advantage
profit: 1 : a valuable return : gain: 1 : resources or advantage acquired or increased.
so we seek to capitalize on actively living . . .
Poetry is you . . . capitalizing on your beautiful spirit thru words.
Poets may be the technicians of the sacred — David Whyte: Preservation of the Soul —http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO0OjtThqyI&feature=related
Words are sacred capital.
We capitalize on the sacred silence that words exist in.
God capitalizes on nothing to make something.
(from Permanent Peace - How to Stop Terrorism and War— Now and Forever by Robert M. Oates p. 143
After a detailed review of the discoveries from quantum mechanics, for instance, E.C.G. Sudarshan said that if physics were to continue in the direction it now takes, "physical theory would become a theory of consciousness. We are approaching this situation as a limit: consciousness creates everything out of nothing.")
Life is spirit Capitalizing on energy.
Peace is realized by us capitalizing on our inherently peaceful natures - to appreciate the value of consciously being - peace.
Free market capitalism begins with the farmer who is rich enough to save some seed (capital) to plant next season and have enough left over to trade with neighbors. The seeds, when planted, make use of (capitalize) on the nutrients in the ecology of the living soil. This is being “rich”.
Freely trading with your neighbor is a cooperative exchange where both benefit.
To make use of - to capitalize on our intelligence - so that we may learn how to nurture this planet earth - that feeds us - in a sustainable way - so that future generations of children shall live in harmony with this earth.
It is through cooperation (capitalizing on sexual unions) . . . nurturing . . . love . . . that your genes reproduce creatively into the future.
Free trade between many life forms exist & evolve between species - where both gain . . . displaying nature's use of capitalism.
Capitalize on every breath.
. . present moment -
to capitalize on emerging ecstasies
and the growth stock of bliss
overflowing in one’s heart :-)
Why not capitalize on your imagination, curiousity, creativity, and intuitions ?
"I really do think that in a sense at least that capitalism has been a constructive force — and more fundamentally — its non-zero sumness that has been a constructive force in expanding people's realm of moral awareness." —
Robert Wright — (TED talk on optimism)
#3 non-zero sum games - in certain circumstances - cooperation benefits both parties in an interaction, examples:
- gains in trade
- splitting the "peace dividend"
Technology increases the number of positive sum games by allowing trade of goods, services, ideas - over longer distances - among larger groups of people . . . other people become more valuable alive than dead
"The habit of exchanging one thing for another is a unique human feature . . . trade is ten times as old as farming . . . exchange between groups has been going on for a 100,000 years . . . that would have lead to specialization . . . the gains from trade only grow . . . this is one of the beauties of exchange - is that it actually creates the momentum for more specialization which creates the momentum for more exchange and so on . . .
Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex
So . . . This is the basis of capitalism ! ! ! We people - as a species - benefiting from the economic gains from the benefits of the exchanges we make from our specializations . . . saving more & more time - the longer we make these exchanges with each other . . . the more we accomplish - more quickly - we and the universe growing in complexity together - as we evolve - becoming richer in the wealth of complexity.
"There is "abundant evidence" that "competitive markets work quite well, usually much better than government alternatives." Criticism of capitalism may be in vogue, but when we compare the performance of markets and government, "markets usually come out looking pretty darn good." — Gary S. Becker - The Wall Street Journal — The Week September 16, 2011
“Freedom is the right to choose: . . .” — Archibald Macleish Quote
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated
simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” — Quote by: Charles Mingus
Power struggles occur because the participants feel powerless and they
choose to pursue external power. Power struggles can only occur between
individuals who are pursuing external power. They seek to control each
other. They are in pain. That pain is the pain of powerlessness. Instead
of experiencing that pain, they reach outward in an attempt to rearrange
the world. (p.253 “The Heart of the Soul” by Gary Zukav)
Looking inward rather than outward, finding the source of pain and
changing it into a source of gratitude is the pursuit of authentic
power. Authentic power is the alignment of the personality with the
soul. Creating authentic power is using your will to change your life,
not the lives of others. (p.255 “The Heart of the Soul” by Gary Zukav)
Power may justly be compared to a great river. While kept within its due bounds it is both beautiful and useful. But when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed; it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it comes. If, then, this is the nature of power, let us at least do our duty, and like wise men who value freedom use our utmost care to support liberty, the only bulwark against lawless power, which in all ages has sacrificed to its wild lust and boundless ambition the blood of the best men that ever lived....
— Andrew Hamilton, The Trial of John Peter Zenger 
by Butler Shaffer
People with varied interests quickly discover the advantages of
organizing themselves into groups to lobby the state for these apparent
benefits. Ego-boundary identities have proven themselves an effective
means of promoting collective ends. Race, religion, ideology, economic
interests, ethnicity, lifestyle, age, nationality, provide just a
handful of grounds upon which to organize mass movements. Those to be
organized into such groupings, as well as those who control the
machinery of the state, develop a symbiotic relationship in the
perpetuation of the political process.
Of course, in order to maintain the seeming effectiveness of such
practices, it is essential that group identities be reinforced. The
boundary lines that separate one group from another (e.g., “employees”
and “employers,” “straights” and “gays,” “Hindus” and “Muslims,” and
other “us” versus “them” categories), must be clearly delineated and
rigorously defended. . . . . Political systems thrive on “crises,” for
they are used to generate the fear that causes men and women to huddle
at the feet of state authorities who – like the “big daddies” of our
childhood – promise to protect us from perceived threats. Any crisis
will do, particularly those that can be seen by some groups as threats
arising from others . . . from Butler Shaffer:
These groups also aimed their persuasion at the worker by promoting their envy of the bourgeoisie, thus playing one class of against the other. It was then possible to use the ensuing conflict to justify their forced egalitarian redistribution of the wealth/poverty and their tyrannical central planning.
In the history of Western political thought, Marxism stands out as perhaps the single most elaborate defense of equality.
“Equality as the groundwork of communism is its political justification,” said Marx.
Unfortunately these attempts at equality produce more misery than equality and it is not even equal misery — those who deal out the equality — those in power — easily keep more of the equality for themselves — more of the wealth and privilege — look at how grandly Mao lived while preaching equality — while making millions of people miserable.
“Disappear into the mass,” the inmate is told repeatedly by the concentration camp guards: “Don’t dare to be noticeable. Don’t dare to come to my attention.” (This disappearing method was something I found appropriate while going through military basic training here in the U.S.A.)
Victor Gollancz, the Socialist publisher, said on many occasions that
Socialism is necessary for world domination: “Socialism centralizes
power and makes individuals completely subject to those who control that
power,” the publisher said.
In 1902, Wallas was teaching outright Socialism at the Philadelphia
University summer sessions. He had been invited to the United States by
wealthy American Socialists who attended Oxford summer schools in 1899
and 1902, the period when the summer school indoctrination classes were
at the height of their popularity with rich Americans who had nothing
better to do. The year 1910 found Wallas as the mentor of American
Socialist leaders like Walter Lippmann, delivering the Lowell Lectures
at Harvard. Graham Wallas was recognized as being among the Big Four
Socialist intellectuals in Britain, and as such, he was sought out by
the American Socialist Ray Stannard Baker, the emissary Colonel Edward
Mandel House was sent to the Paris Peace Conference to represent him,
and find out what the delegates were doing.
Between 1905 and 1910, Graham Wallas wrote “The Great Society” which was
to become the blueprint for President Johnson’s program of the same
name, and which embodied social psychology principles. Wallas made it
very plain, that the object of social psychology was to control human
conduct, thus preparing the masses for the coming Socialist State that
would ultimately lead them into slavery—although he was careful not to
spell it out that far. Wallas became a conduit into the United States
for Fabian Socialists ideas, much of them going into Roosevelt’s’ ‘New
Deal,” written by Socialist Stuart Chase, Kennedy’s “New Frontier”
written by Socialist Henry Wallace and Johnson’s “Great Society” written
by Graham Wallas. From these facts alone, the tremendous impact of
Fabian Socialism upon the American political scene can be gauged.
From Darren M. Staloff: In the early 1900’s, the rise of the modern
mass media and communications industry made changes that helped to
contribute to the growth of mass consumerism. Figures like William
Randolph Hearst helped to introduce the new era of cheap national
newspapers — which were centrally owned and produced for a newly created
national market. The power of such mass print conglomerations,
particularly of public opinion, is well exemplified at the end of the
19th century by Hearst’s role in fomenting the Spanish - American War to
his rather jingoistic depiction of the sinking of the Maine in Havana.
Radio and motion pictures also emerged at this time followed by
television. Each of these media were organized again in the centralized
corporate industrial form. It was the rise of mass media that helped
create a venue for a new scientific advertising—an advertising that was
based on both an understanding of individual and group psychology as
well as a very careful scientific market research, resulting in the
creation of a popular culture of mass consumerism. This is significant
because the same advertising techniques would be deployed in the
political sector, and indeed they were—universally in times of war to
propagate desired information and public attitude.
In subsequent decades the centralized media were used increasingly by
authoritarian regimes. In fact the Nazi state had a ministry of
propaganda headed by a person who claimed to have learned all his
techniques from Madison Avenue advertising firms.
So the powerful groups of socialist theorists used the newly developed
media to mold the liberal- conservative ideologies to be adapted within
a state socialist framework so that the generations since have been weaned on
this mass control ideology. It even appeared that we had a huge range of
choice—all the away from the extremes of left to right—communist to
fascist—like this was the whole political spectrum—no other choices were
needed or available. Thus we had freedom of choice between the left and
right, and so many sensible people chose a moderate position in between
the two extremes where the manipulators of our minds could easily lead
us in our new ideological conformity.
The message of the media was control and we were its object. So we
arrived in a version of Aldus Huxley’s Brave New World long before 1984.
The government meddling with the economy created the Great depression
which was then blamed on the free market. The state socialists would lose
control of us if we chose freedom, free exchange of ideas, and free
markets, so they have effectively destroyed these world-wide and when
they start to appear are quickly subverted and eliminated. World War I
and II firmly established our indoctrined pattern.
In 1941, Mark Starr was appointed vice president of the American
Federation of Teachers, an avante-garde Socialist teachers body of the
day. After taking American citizenship, Starr was named by President
Harry Truman to the United States Advisory Commission, authorized by
Public Act 402, “to advise the State Department and the Congress on the
operation of information centers and libraries maintained by the United
States Government in foreign countries, as well as on the exchange of
students and technical experts. “ This was indeed a “scoop” for
Socialism in the United States!
Through the use of these elite university trained “technical experts”,
the Democrat and Republican administrations prop up tyrants, like the
Shah of Iran, which create fear in the citizens ruled by these American
government supported tyrants which cause these citizens to lash out at
From Liberty Against Power by Roy Childs:
David Rockefeller is the symbol of amoral international finance, the
partisan of State Capitalism, bankrolling the most oppressive regimes,
from the Soviet Union . . .
[You will have a revolution, a terrible revolution. What course it takes will depend much on what Mr. Rockefeller tells Mr. Hague to do. Mr. Rockefeller is a symbol of the American ruling class and Mr. Hague is a symbol of its political tools.—
Leon Trotsky, in New York Times,December 13, 1938. (Hague was a New Jersey politician)]
. . . to Iran, ever fomenting “business government
partnerships,” which blur the distinction between public and private
sectors. A partner in business with the Shah of Iran—he was the Shah’s
banker, and remains so to this day. Rockefeller befriended the Shah for
more than twenty years, forming a joint banking enterprise with him,
named Chase-Iranian, owned in partnership by the Iranian government and
Chase Manhattan. The Shah also required that all letters of credit
issued to Iran be done through Chase Manhattan, which meant that the
billions of billions of oil revenues which Iran received over the
years—including those since the OPEC price hikes (led by the Shah) in
1973—would be funneled through Chase.
Seeing Rockefeller and Kissinger as symbolic figures—the one, of state
intervention in the economy (using political power to amass economic
power), the other, of an interventionist foreign policy used to cement
“American” interests (setting up a global political order in which power
elites can freely interact with stable governments, no matter how
oppressive)—can help us to understand a great deal of the background to
the Iranian crisis.
Western-trained technocrats armed with the latest gadgets of
macroeconomics, led to fine tuning, forced industrialization,
centrally-planned investment, monetary inflation, price controls and
economic chaos. Even torture was aided by the West: SAVAK, set up as the
Shah’s secret police in 1957, was trained in torture techniques by the
CIA and Israeli Secret Service. Western technicians from Harvard, MIT
and a host of other elite establishment institutions flooded into Iran,
tens of thousands of them, to help the “progress” along. Harvard meant
business when, in 1968, it awarded the Shah an LL.D., claiming that “the
shah is a 20th-century ruler who has found in power a constructive
instrument to advance social and economic revolution in an ancient
land.” In a deep, spiritual sense, the Shah was as much a Harvard man as
It was all too evident that, with American help, the Shah was wrecking
their economy and their lives. Anti-Americanism began to rise.
Demonstrations and protests began in late 1977 and early 1978, and the
Shah brutally crushed the demonstrators, killing thousands over the
course of the year.
SAVAK, too, stepped up its work, ugly work which saw torture become
rampant. It had become one of the most feared secret police agencies in
the world, numbering some 30,000 to 60,000 employees, holding tens—some
say hundreds of thousands of Iranians prisoner. People were picked up by
SAVAK and swept away, never to be heard from again, in classical
terrorist style. Americans had better face squarely the things our
government has helped to promote.
“Intelligence in the service of madness” — Eckhart Tolle A New Earth
"The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil."
"When you have many paths, it is important that you choose the right path. Today we live in a pluralistic world. We have many choices of political candidates - unfortunately we don't have any good choices." (at 17:30 min)
Dr David Frawley on "Hinduism in 21st Century : Global Challenges & Opportunities" 2/4
I discovered that there is very little difference between fascism and
Ernst Nolte writes: “Fascism is anti-Marxism which seeks to destroy the
enemy by the evolvement of a radically opposed and yet related ideology
and by the use of almost identical and yet typically modified methods,
always, within the unyielding framework of national self-assertion and
autonomy. This definition implies that without Marxism there is no
fascism, that fascism is at the same time closer to and further from
communism than is liberal anti-communism, that it necessarily shows at
least an inclination toward a radical ideology, that fascism should
never be said to exist in the absence of at least the rudiments of an
organization and propaganda comparable to those of Marxism.” From: The
Scientific Origins of National Socialism by Daniel Gasman
Fascism differs from communism in that it relies, at least nominally, on capitalism. It quickly becomes far removed from traditional American private enterprise in the hands of the politicians and bureaucrats.
Dr. Charlotte Twight in her book, America’s Emerging Fascist Economy
warns that “Government licensing, government contracts, wage and price
controls, manipulation of the money supply, rationing all of these are
overt mechanisms creating actual, tangible economic dependence. A more
subtle consequence of fascism is to make people psychologically
dependent on the government for their economic well being. As a fascist
government increasingly usurps the functions of private enterprise in
providing such daily necessities of its citizens as health care, food,
housing, energy, and insurance, the individual becomes acutely aware
that his survival is dependent upon governmental decisions that he as an
individual cannot significantly influence.”
A definition of Fascism
A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a
dictator, stringent socio-economic controls, suppression of the
opposition through terror and censorship, and typically, a policy of
belligerent nationalism and racism.
Some identifying characteristics of fascism:
distain for human rights
supremacy of the military
citizens controlled by fear
obsession with National Security (NSA, CIA, Homeland Security)
religion mixed with government
corporate power protected
rampant cronyism and corruption
The events in Germany were felt and somewhat echoed in the U.S.A. . Our own use of the egalitarian interventionist ideas tried in Europe also destroyed our economy, created the 1930s Depression, and prepared the way for our introduction to “worker housing.”
“The controls covered business, labor, banking, utilities, agriculture, housing, etc ... As a rule each new set of controls conferred benefits on some group(s) at a cost — the cost was incurred by other groups whose forced sacrifice paid for the benefits. Virtually everyone had to join or be identified with a group because an isolated individual had no chance against large vocal blocs.” (The Ominous Parallels, Leonard Peikoff)
“We are concerned today with questions of a general nature. The individual is losing significance, his destiny is no longer what interests us,” said architect Mies van der Rohe in 1924.
Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutze
(The common good before self)
The poor hated the rich, the rich hated “the rabble,” the left hated the “bourgeoisie,” the right hated foreigners, the traditionalists hated the new, and the young hated everything, the adults, the Allies, the West, the Jews, the cities, the “system.”
The Nazis promised every group the annihilation of those they hated. Just as Hitler offered Germany a synthesis of ideas so appealing to the nationwide, class wide spasm of seething fury, he offered the voters a synthesis of hatreds. In the end, this combination was what the voters wanted and chose. (Piekoff)
Nazism, officially in German as National Socialism - (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers to the ideology and practices of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party or NSDAP under Adolf Hitler, and the policies adopted by the dictatorial government of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Nazism is often considered by scholars to be a form of fascism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism
From: European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century by Professor
Lloyd Kramer: the 20th century “State” was an administrative structure
increasingly dominated by a bureaucracy which was empowered to regulate
and integrate the economy and provide social welfare service. Theorists
of the Frankfurt School called this new structure of the state, "State
Monopoly Capitalism" and its cause was championed in the U.S. by Social
Democrats, Progressives, New Dealers, and by European Socialists.
“Governments oppress mankind in two ways, either directly, by brute force, that is physical violence, or indirectly, by depriving them of the means of subsistence and thus reducing them to helplessness. Political power originated in the first method; economic privilege arose from the second. Governments can also oppress man by acting on his emotional nature, and in this way constitute religious authority. There is no reason for the propagation of religious superstitions but that they defend and consolidate political and economic privileges.”
By Errico Malatesta
Here is another form of repression:
From the article in Wired Magazine April 2012
The National Security Agency is building a massive surveillance center in Utah. Yottabytes of data — including yours — will be stored there. (watch what you say.) every phone call, email, text message you send — even if encrypted will be opened and used and you can be held without any recourse to legal representation for years.
Binney left the NSA in late 2001, shortly after the agency launched its warrantless-wiretapping program. "They violated the Constitution setting it up," he says bluntly. "But they didn't care. They were going to do it anyway, and they were going to crucify anyone who stood in the way. When they started violating the Constitution, I couldn't stay." Binney says
When Barack Obama took office, Binney hoped the new administration might be open to reforming the program to address his constitutional concerns. He and another former senior NSA analyst, J. Kirk Wiebe, tried to bring the idea of an automated warrant-approval system to the attention of the Department of Justice's inspector general. They were given the brush-off.
Binney says we close to becoming a turnkey totalitarian state.
If the bureaucracy is not checked, it will tend to build, in the name of peace, a defense against every conceivable contingency - so much 'security' that 'the secured' are without resources - helpless and hopeless.
— Leonard E. Read, Anything That's Peaceful [1964
"A very clear conclusion that you reach after a while is that it really is impossible for one person to make a difference and thus the more clearly, absolutely, irrevocably, unchangebly clear this is — that it is impossible for you to make the world better — the more you must try." — Robert Sapolsky — The Uniqueness of Humans
from Marcia Wieder — http://www.DreamUniversity.com/
Living with Integrity
1. Keep agreements with your self
2. Keep agreements with your others
3. Keep agreements with god
Living your destiny
Are you more connected to your dream or to your doubt or fear ?
You can tell by the actions you are taking or not taking.
Show that you are committed to your dream by taking action.
Go into your heart & discover what is important to you.
There is the dream that you have for your life and there is the dream that your life has for you and when they meet . . . it is a magical moment. . . to live with integrity with your soul.
3 tips on how to deal with negative people:
Tip #1: Don't take it personally
When someone else is negative towards you or your goals or dreams, it often has
absolutely nothing to do with you! Instead, it's usually their own issue - often a reflection
of their own inner unhappiness - so just let their negative comments go in one ear and
out the other!
Tip #2: You are in control of your own life
No matter what others may say, you are ultimately in charge of your reality and your
thoughts. So remember: when others start to make you feel down, you have the power
to turn it around and pick yourself back up.
Tip #3: Praise them!
If someone is negative or mean to others, chances are they're even harder on themselves.
Imagine how unhappy they must feel all the time. So try giving them a compliment. What
are the things the person is good at? What do you like about the person? Recognize the
positive things and praise them for it. They will most likely be really surprised at first and
might even reject the compliment, but on the inside they will feel really good.
I hope you've gained some insights from my 3 tips on dealing with negative people and
share your positive light with the world!
Have an inspired day,
Natalie ~ Mind Movies
I am Spirit
I am Truth
I am Love Divine
This Body Mind
A Dream of Mine
—Hamsa Yoga Chant http://hamsa-yoga.org/
from: Barry Schwartz: Using our practical wisdom
We think that there are real sources of hope. We identify one set of people as "canny outlaws". These are people who are being forced to operate in a system that demands rule following and creates incentives. (These "canny outlaws") find ways around the rules - to find a way to subvert the rules. These are incredibly admirable heroes, but there is no way that they can sustain this kind of activity in the face of a system that either roots them out or grinds them down.
More hopeful are those we call "system changers". These are people who are looking - not only to dodge the system rules and regulations - but to transform the system. People want to be allowed to be virtuous. They want to have permission to do the right thing.
The Mystery of Fascism
by David Ramsay Steele
Before turning 30, Mussolini was elected to the National Executive
Committee of the Socialist Party, and made editor of its daily paper,
Avanti! The paper’s circulation and Mussolini’s personal popularity grew
by leaps and bounds.
Mussolini’s election to the Executive was part of the capture of control
of the Socialist Party by the hard-line Marxist left, with the expulsion
from the Party of those deputies (members of parliament) considered too
conciliatory to the bourgeoisie. The shift in Socialist Party control
was greeted with delight by Lenin and other revolutionaries throughout
From 1912 to 1914, Mussolini was the Ché Guevara of his day, a living
saint of leftism. Handsome, courageous, charismatic, an erudite Marxist,
a riveting speaker and writer, a dedicated class warrior to the core, he
was the peerless duce of the Italian Left. He looked like the head of
any future Italian socialist government, elected or revolutionary.
Fascism was a movement with its roots primarily in the left. Its leaders
and initiators were secular-minded, highly progressive intellectuals,
hard-headed haters of existing society and especially of its most
There were also non-leftist currents which fed into Fascism; the most
prominent was the nationalism of Enrico Corradini. This anti-liberal,
anti-democratic movement was preoccupied with building Italy’s strength
by accelerated industrialization. Though it was considered right wing at
the time, Corradini called himself a socialist, and similar movements in
the Third World would later be warmly supported by the left . . .
To me the roots of these kinds of socialisms - state socialisms - is in the being forced to share. There is no heart in forced sharing. Sharing must freely be done - freely sharing has heart in it - has value - feels so very good to connect and share this way. This is where love is - in the sharing.
A society based on love would be beautiful. I love Freedom & I love Life. This is a selfish self interest - since I can only speak for myself - I don't really know what others love - unless they tell me - & is up to each to make their own choices - hopefully freely made - not coerced.
Ayn Rand and objectivists are closer to realizing this than those who attack these principles. Free Market Capitalism has been proven to work; and it has been proven again and again throughout history that forced statist collectivism only brings suffering and warfare.
Ayn Rand didn't write John Galt's speech for the money - it was the deepest expression of her soul, of her knowings, valuing life - not just her life - she valued LIFE - and fought like a brave warrior against the slick talking ones who try to confuse minds.
“You will not have any doubt that psychological time is a mental disease
if you look at its collective manifestations. They occur, for example,
in the form of ideologies such as communism, national socialism or any
nationalism, or rigid religious belief systems which operate under the
implicit assumption that the highest good lies in the future and that
therefore the end justifies the means.
The end is an idea, a point in the mind projected future when salvation
in whatever form; happiness, fulfillment, equality, liberation, and so
on will be attained. Not infrequently, the means of getting there are
the enslavement, torture and murder of people in the present.
For example it is estimated that as many as fifty million people where
murdered to further the cause of communism — to bring about a better
world in Russia, China, and other countries. This is a chilling example
of how belief in a future heaven creates a present hell. Can there be
any doubt that psychological time is a serious and dangerous mental
illness ? How does this mind pattern operate in your life ?” . . . .
. . . The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an
inner psychic pollution —millions of unconscious individuals not taking
responsibility for their inner space . . .
“In the normal mind identified, or unenlightened state of consciousness,
the power and infinite creative potential that lie concealed in the now
are completely obscured by psychological time. Your life then looses its
vibrancy, its freshness, its sense of wonder” . . .
from Eckhart Tolle in - The Power of Now
In our dynamic cooperative cumulative endeavors; our knowledge,
creativity, strength of character, human goodness, integrities need to
be drawn upon so that we can live in productive, nurturing
peace—together—now. So please for your own well being and for all of us,
do your own crucial political work by learning from history, cultivating
oneself—learning to be — now, meditating—now . . . facing your own fears—
now, caring for yourself — without doing harm to others. Body work such
as massages, exercises, Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong are very helpful—even
necessary. ( I personally recommend Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong)
“Real transformation is rare and depends upon whether you can become
present enough to dissolve the past by accessing the power of the now” .
. .from Eckhart Tolle in -The Power of Now
Learning to be responsible and do your own intellectual work also to do
no harm (ahimsa), intentionally or otherwise, to others while avoiding
being harmed yourself — a great challenge in these very harmful times
since, for example, the taxes citizens all around the world are forced
to pay include many harmful, corrupt aspects.
An ethical response to all the political corruption; in the tradition of
Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Dalai Lama is the Libertarian Pledge:
I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I DO NOT BELIEVE IN OR ADVOCATE THE INITIATION OF
FORCE AS A MEANS OF ACHIEVING POLITICAL OR SOCIAL GOALS.
Government is the use of force. To govern means to control. The use of force is implicit in the definition of control. Otherwise, it would be "influence" rather than control. Even the good things that governments do involve the use of force somewhere, somehow. Sometimes government uses force directly to control behavior. Other times, government uses money taken by force to fund activities which would otherwise not involve the use of force.
Understanding that government is the use of force, the question then becomes:
What is the proper use of force in a free society?
To answer this question, we look at three types of force:
Initial Force. In any group of people, from 2 to 20 billion, there is no use of force until someone uses it first.
Initial force is aggression or coercion.
Defensive Force. Defensive force is the use of force to defend your safety, rights, or property. You have the right to defend yourself, and the right to authorize others, such as those in government, to use defensive force in your behalf.
Defensive force is survival.
Retaliatory Force. Retaliatory force is punishment of someone who has initiated force. If someone assaults you, you have the right to authorize government to punish those responsible in your behalf.
Retaliatory force is justice.
Where government exists in a free society, its role should be limited to defending and/or retaliating against those who initiate force.
Government in a free society should not be the initiator of force. Some laws, such as those prohibiting murder, rape, robbery and fraud, are laws against the initiation of force. Enforcement of such laws is the application of defensive and/or retaliatory force, and is appropriate for government in a free society.
Other laws constitute an initiation of force. Government should not initiate force to seize the property of individuals. Government should not initiate force to compel service to the state. Government should not initiate force to impose lifestyles or moral codes.
With freedom comes responsibility. If you initiate force, you should be held fully accountable.
Government is the use of force.
So we are dominated by violent governments and since most people accept this - peace does not prevail.
"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding." — Albert Einstein
"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds." — Albert Einstein
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." — Albert Einstein
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius --
and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." — Albert Einstein
with the use of force by governments:
There is no heart in forced sharing - it must freely be done - freely sharing has heart in it - feels so very good to connect and freely share this way. This is where love is - in the sharing. A society based on love would be beautiful.
Love is healing - is the basis of healing our bodies, souls & minds
love seems to be the answer to everything- then there are no more questions - who needs to question when one is feeling love - which is a degree of enlightenment - i feel
when you expand your lungs & fill them with air - which is love - - your lung wraps around your heart & hugs it - it reassures the heart with a lung hug - the heart responds by sending out love to your body - - with every heart beat
so the lungs breath in air love - which is sent to the heart which sends the love - air - blood throughout the body
the love is always within you & comes in thru the air you breath
we also have water in our bodies - & when we feel love & peace - this helps to heal us & heal the water around us - is to me very magical
Thomas Jefferson summed this up:
"The state of peace is that which most improves the manners and morals, the prosperity and happiness of mankind."
Sanctions and war do exactly the opposite.
We are foolish to depend on government or religeous representatives to
do our own work in this regard, since historically they have been the
main agents of the long history of war. There is no peace with strong
governments and weak people. There is no power vacuum if we each realize
our own power and responsibilities—perhaps re-inventing something like
the Chinese Self-Strengthening Movement of the late 1800’s at the
individual self level of society. (The Chinese people would do well to
instill in their leaders the compassion displayed by the Dalai Lama.)
from: Words of Truth A Prayer Composed by: His Holines Tenzin Gyatso The
Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet
“... Those unrelentingly cruel ones, objects of compassion,
Maddened by delusion’s evils,
wantonly destroy themselves and others;
May they achieve the eye of wisdom,
knowing what must be done and undone,
And abide in the glory of friendship and love.”
As Gandhi said “ Non-violence in its dynamic condition does not mean
meek submission to the will of an evil-doer, but it means the putting of
one’s soul against the will of the tyrant”.
“Even the most powerful cannot rule without the cooperation of the ruled.”
Satyagraha, loosely translated as “insistence on truth”- satya (truth); agraha (insistence) “soul force” or “truth force” is a particular philosophy and practice within the broader overall category generally known as nonviolent resistance or civil resistance.
The term “satyagraha” was coined and developed by Mahatma Gandhi.
He deployed satyagraha in the Indian independence movement and also during his earlier struggles in South Africa for Indian rights. Satyagraha theory influenced Nelson Mandela’s struggle in South Africa under apartheid, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaigns during the civil rights movement in the United States, and many other social justice and similar movements.
Someone who practices satyagraha is a satyagrahi.
"The highter intuitive ability comes forth when the mind is silent. (14:26 min)
The purpose of the yoga and the meditations is to silence the mind for the direct perception of truth - not simply to impose an idea upon the mind - to accept a belief - accept a faith and then impose that on the nature of reality."
Dr David Frawley on "Hinduism in 21st Century : Global Challenges & Opportunities" 2/4
Richard Greeg wrote in The Power of Nonviolence “ Nonviolent resistance
does not break the opponents’ will but alters it; does not destroy his
confidence, enthusiasm and hope, but transfers them to a finer purpose.”
“The change now required must come from within ourselves, within our
thinking — a shift in our attitude toward information itself. The
information we choose is the information we serve. Like electricity,
information is polarized; it is either creative or destructive.
Destructive information is not evil; it is simply programmed to destroy
... ”The human mind ... is designed to operate on the creative,
energy-rich currents of living information.
Destructive informational currents distort and eventually block its perception . . . .
“We are embodiments of the universe’s truth, products of its creativity,
interpretive mechanisms it has placed here to experience and enjoy
dimensional life. Our human biocircuitry is designed to create, but
until we clearly understand the vital distinction between forms of truth
and truth’s living reality, our bodies’ higher creative functions cannot
be activated.” Ken Carey, “Where Do We Draw the Line?,” from Solstice
Shift, edited by John Nelson (Hampton Roads, 1997)
From The Heart of the Soul by Gary Zukav & Linda Francis:
“The pursuit of external power—the ability to manipulate and control—is insisting
that the circumstances you prefer are perfect for others. It creates
only violence and destruction. Honoring the preferences of others
creates harmony, sharing, and cooperation. It reveres Life. That is the
pursuit of authentic power—the alignment of the personality with the soul.
Judging your circumstances to be imperfect keeps you from seeing clearly
the choices that you have made—the choices that created your
circumstances. In other words, it prevents you from taking
responsibility for your circumstances.”
"MOST POWERFUL IS HE WHO HAS HIMSELF IN HIS OWN POWER"
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION, INTRODUCTION TO YOGA, WHY MEDITATION, WHY YOGA
34 min long
inner outer connection explained
taking control of your 5 elements
so you can enjoy life
When we are shallow, we contribute to a shallow world. When we patiently
explore, we discover life can have depth. We can follow the longing for
truth that calls to all hearts.
. . . keeping your eyes to that which unfolds within you — now . . .
Humanity — ones only religion. Breath — ones only prayer, and
consciousness — ones only god . . . consciousness am I . . . remain the
same forever . . . your essential self . . . it is towards this end you
Meditation and Yoga ancient origins — Yogiraj Siddhanath
Let’s get to work, we’ll all feel much better—then we can more truly
enjoy being human while singing and dancing together and caring for
widening circles of loved ones . . .
This earth now . . . can be our temple of joy, song, dance, music, creativity, of love and life . . . a celebration of life . . .
Robert Heinlein wrote in Time Enough for Love, “The more you love, the
more you can love — and the more intensely you love. Nor it there any
limit on how many you can love.
“To find love you have to abandon all your preconceptions. The only way
to love is to be available to the new now.” from Making Love by Barry Long
"Transform your life with self-love. From now on, let every action, every reaction, every thought, and every emotion be based on love. Increase your self-love until the entire dream of your life is transformed from fear and drama to love and joy.”
— don Miguel Ruiz
I think the failure of the existing financial system is natural due to
its corrupt basis in the international fiat money system and is only
fearful to those who cling to the past. I am hopeful that real values
can now be established to trade upon to build secure, peacefully
my vision . . . i view people being able to freely & spontaneously share
& exchange ideas, talents, in all sorts of overlapping, creative
endeavors, feeling the wondrous deep joys of community & belonging.
Knowing the security of family & friends in the real love connections
that true trust in oneself & others — which is possible — now if we
live with & nurture our courageous integrities — open to our ethical,
spiritual individual ahimsa striving consciousnesses - with true respect
for the lovely beingness of each of us — now in our precious individual
lives . . .
The specific manifestations are not possible for me to imagine now
because when these kinds of creative energies are free — the outcomes i
expect to be beyond what i can envision. I can just expect to be
surprised, thrilled, delighted and awed . . . :-))
"Are you more connected to your dream or to your doubt — fear — or reality. You can tell by the actions you are taking — or not taking. Go into your heart and discover what is important to you." — Marcia Wieder — DreamUniversity.com
The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; The hand of force may destroy but cannot disjoin them.
- A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774)
We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery.
Honor, justice, and humanity forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.
We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage upon them.
Our cause is just. Our union is perfect.
Our internal resources are great.
from the: Declaration of Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms (July 6, 1776)
by Thomas Jefferson, John Dickinson & perhaps John Rutledge
“Can you hear the babies calling . . . the children . . . 20,000 generations waiting to come behind us here. So it is our sacred obligation to establish a firm direction for this planet in peace, sustainability - protecting gaia, and the biosphere and creating the world of our vision - and this is why we are on this planet today.”
Dr. Steven Greer presents “Contact & Disclosure: The Final Sequence” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0oLJNfs_rM&feature=email
"The great theme of true individualism is that in the spontaneous collaboration of many free minds there is a mysterious creative power far greater than the power in any individual mind."
— Garet Garrett, American Affairs 
from Dr. Thomas Campbell - My Big TOE
What this is really about is your big TOE (Theory of Everything)
find out - you have to be skeptical. . . find out — discover the big truth for yourself. That is how you grow.
Growth is your purpose, mission . . . it is your responsibility.
Let my big TOE be the catalyst for your big TOE
The fundamental reality is consciousness . . . go and explore . . .
Don't let fear block your process . . . you have to be fearless !
You will find and create your own fears. What you think is what you create and if you are carrying fear around with you — that will manifest itself into something you will have to deal with. But that doesn't necessarily mean you are in danger. Take whatever comes . . . however it is. . . If I never come back . . . I'll accept that — if you can't accept that and worry about that — then you won't go very far.
So you have to have a warriors attitude.
You have to be able to accept whatever comes and deal with it as it comes . . . or your fear will inhibit it.
Fear is the opposite of love. Fear is high entropy . . . love is low entropy.