A Suggested Civil Action We All Can Take

There are millions of us globally now who are thoroughly fed up with corrupt bankers, corrupt politicians, and lack of stewardship by our governments and public administrations. We are witnessing horrific acts of violence, absolutely insane acts of murder, and our leaders only offer condolences and useless promises to deal with the issues.

We want change but somehow we feel ineffective to actually make change happen. Our political systems are so corrupt that it seems impossible to get people that would be honest elected, anywhere in the world. Instead we can only choose from cronies put up by the very people and institutions that are perpetrating the violence, crime, and drug trades that are at the root of our current situation. On top of that, the majority of us are slowly being forced into poverty as the top ¼ of 1% are getting vulgarly wealthy. What to do?

The fact is that not all in power, either in the governments or media are willing participants in the madness, but they do lack the moral courage to speak truth to power. It is time we shake their conscience and call them to task for their weakness.

Phillip J. Watt, who lives on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia has drafted a letter that we all could use to challenge those who can make a difference to act. His written and film work deals with topics from ideology to society, as well as self-development. You can visit his website here.

“Dear (insert name of politician, journalist, community representative or celebrity),

I am writing to raise information with you that is important for everybody to know. It doesn’t appear that you’re aware of it because if you were, I would like to assume that you’d share it through your networks to assist achieving the real change that we need.

Before I continue, I note that you appear as a genuine man/woman who really wants the best for your community and human family. However, when you’re focusing on the wrong problems, how can you expect to find the right solutions? There’s no need to be ashamed either; the public at large have been led astray from the real questions, and therefore the real answers, which is obviously one of the problems that will be identified below.

The many issues I’m referring to can generally be captured in a few primary areas. If we deal with these challenges, then the rest of the peripheral ones will be much easier to tackle.

1) The first problem area is the corrupted money supply.

It is a complex system (or at least purposely designed to be perceived that way), but simply described it is a debt-based model where so-called governments of the world, and therefore its people, loan money from a transnational banking monopoly and then pay it back with interest.

This is in contrast to sovereign nations which used to, and still can if they choose to, issue their own currency to create an honest and productive supply of money for its people. In layman’s terms, governments don’t need to borrow money, they can make it themselves (just like the private banks do) in an economically sound way, so that it directly benefits the people. This includes ensuring the hidden tax of inflation does not occur.

2) The second problem area is private banking.

This mechanism should be publicly owned for the public good, but it’s not. Money is created out of nothing by private banking institutions, contrary to popular belief that they get it from their vaults or borrow it from another institution. For the privilege of punching numbers into a computer, they make billions of dollars each year from it, further enriching those who are already swimming in money.

Imagine if we went back to public banks being the primary methodology for banking, in which their profits are reinvested into community infrastructure and social programs? We would no doubt finally begin to actually solve the many socioeconomic issues that pervade our societies, such as poverty and homelessness. These issues are continuing to increase all across the so-called developed and undeveloped regions too, so we need to do something radically different, or otherwise there will only be the rich and the poor left.

3) The third problem area is the party model of the political system.

The current political duopoly is a two party tyranny, because both sides have been purchased by big money. Subsequently, democracy doesn’t actually exist because the left/right illusion of choice covertly represents the corporatocracy.

There are so many people who have been disenfranchised by this failed system because their voices are not represented by those who are meant to be their employees, so they believe that government should not exist at all. They might be right, they might not, but in the meantime we need to apply a mechanism to ensure that big business (including the interconnected and private banking institutions), are not having their needs met over and above everything else.

It should be a well known fact that the next step is to institute electoral reform to dissolve the party system, so that independent candidates represent the true needs of their electorate and don’t have to toe a toxic party line. Reform is also necessary to remove money from the political spectrum so that the way we design our system puts the interests of the people and the environment first, not the corporations and the oligarchy behind the curtain.

4) The fourth problem area is the complicated and unfair tax system.

Ultimately it would be great if we could get rid of taxes entirely, but that’s not viable in the short term. First, we need to have a simple and fair tax system, such as a transaction tax where all individuals and businesses alike are taxed at a flat rate every time a transaction is made.

This is an easy way to make big business pay their fair share so the average person isn’t paying up to and over 50% of their wages in tax once you calculate all of them in, not just income tax. And the great thing is, with the electronic infrastructure we have in this day and age, it could be implemented near overnight.

5) The fifth problem area is an indoctrination process we call the education system.

It’s nice to think that there are many great teachers doing the best they can, which there are, but they’re working against a model that does not equip children with what they need to be healthy, as well as active members of their community. It misses many life skills, such as proper emotional regulation and basic living skills, and essentially teaches them ‘what to think, not how to think’.

Some people say this is the parents job, but what happens if the parents never learned? I’ll tell you what happens; exactly what we see today. The failed education system has resulted in explosions of dis-empowered, confused and unhealthy young adults entering the world almost totally unprepared for what awaits them, causing the further entrenchment of toxic behaviors in our communities.

We therefore need educational reform immediately, so that instead of having good little robotic workers and expert minions who are not wise enough to question the status quo, our new generations will be truly ready to not just look after themselves properly, but contribute to evolving our social systems too.

6) The sixth problem area is the pharmaceutical monopolies.

Seriously, does anyone really think that the pharmaceutical-medico complex truly wants to create cures, not customers? How can we not collectively see that they’re using the exact same tactics as the tobacco industry once did? Simply, our medicines are full of toxins, a huge proportion of which at the very least only treat the symptom, in the middle don’t work at all, and at worst disable and kill people.

To achieve the control they have over our collective health, they use money to buy so-called scientific and medical support. Sound familiar? Of course it does; it’s just like the tobacco industry was caught out doing. They have also unscientifically demonized natural cures, treatments and therapies. Ironically, most of their so-called medicines are actually plant or bacteria based, yet they perverted them into a toxin that they can legally patent. Surely you see a problem with that, right? Let’s hope so.

The fact that their narratives have been adopted as the orthodox views is nothing short of insane. In this light, we need to wipe the slate clean and start again; our medicines have been corrupted by money and until we table this for public discussion, many more people are going to suffer, and potentially even die.

7) The seventh problem area is the toxins in our food and water.

It’s no wonder that society is so overweight and unhealthy when we are bombarded with chemically-rich products that barely pass as containing nutritious ingredients. In addition, the industrial agriculture model of generally spraying only three petrochemical ingredients on our crops has also made our fruits and vegetables toxin-dense and lacking the dozens of minerals that we actually need for maintaining our health.

Furthermore, whoever thinks that it’s a good thing to add the neuro-toxin, Fluoride, to our water supply has once again been deceived by the monolithic industrial powers. This byproduct of the manufacturing industry numbs our brains, just like most pharmaceuticals do. Both our food and water, therefore, need to be cleansed of their toxins to benefit the minds and the bodies of the people.

8) The eighth problem area is the corporate media obstructing truth from the public.

The media monopolies protect corporate interests because they’re owned by them. The simplest example I can use is the fact that only those who have done their independent research are aware of the issues presented here. In reality, this entire conversation should be a topic on everyone’s minds, being discussed in every lounge room and tabled in the media and in politics for immediate action.

The media is simply a propaganda tool to sedate the masses from the truth, as well as fulfill the agenda of big money. Until we start discussing this on a widespread scale, nothing will change, so when are we going to accept that the corporate media has failed us and that we need to take serious action?

Final Thoughts.

Your time reading this letter is much appreciated. It’s no doubt challenging for anyone to hear this information when they believe the world works much differently, but it’s always better to align with the truth no matter how hard it is to face our delusions.

One day the people and their so-called representatives will come together to sort this mess out. With so many grass roots movements each focusing on one or two of the issues above, we’re only making slow progress. But if we compile them all together and open them for public debate, we might actually start getting somewhere fast.

So, why you have personally chosen not to focus on the real problems in our system? Is it because of ignorance, or greed? Do you have honor, or not? These questions are for your perusal; I’ll leave them up to you to contemplate.

In any case, I hope this letter has inspired you to make some changes to the way you respect your position of power. Peace to you and your family on this adventure of magic and madness we call life.

Yours sincerely,

(Sign your name).

We just felt it may be useful to submit this for your consideration and hopefully your action. You can modify the letter to your belief or simply fill in the blanks and fire off a few of these and encourage friends and family to do likewise. At least it is an action you can easily take. Hey, it may be like Grandma’s chicken soup. It may not help, but it certainly won’t hurt anything either. We know you can think of at least five individuals you would like to send something similar to this letter, right?

Everything is Political

 “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” ~ Pericles

As the violence and political drama continues to escalate before us, we must wake up and activate that part of our being that is above politics, indeed, even above religious dogma. We must recognize our ability to, as humans, come together for the betterment of all. Are we not tired of war? Are we not tired of the absurd political theater? Are we not disgusted with the disregard for the majority of us for corporate profit and business as usual, taking, taking, taking by a few?

Of course we are, but we must recognize that which divides us from taking control of our own personal destinies has been engineered by those who hold this absolute power. However, they know full well that if we, as humanity, awaken to their games, their games are over in the blink of an eye. Their game of fear porn has to end and now.

As we witnessed in the tragic events that unfolded in Dallas recently, people WERE coming together and as we saw that was not to be tolerated. Yet, in the aftermath of the events there, people have remained together and with peaceful resolve are moving forward. We all must join hands, whites, blacks, citizens, soldiers, and police,  Christian, Muslim, and Jew to declare we are one race, the Human race, and WE are in control  of our destiny, our planet, and our environment.

To helps break the bonds of our psychological engineered views, first we must understand why everything seems political and what is ABOVE politics and why we are destined to control our own lives. Ethan Indigo Smith, Contributing writer for Wake Up World provides some great insight to the process.

The Political Bottom Line

Everything is political, but firstly it’s biological. This is the concept behind my recent article on biological oligarchical collectivism. It’s simply a swift way of saying that, whether realized or not, our lives are influenced by politics, local and international, past and present — but no matter how important this is to understand, it is even more important to understand that despite the insidious infiltration of politics into every strata of human existence, we are still biological beings. No matter one’s political tendencies or ideologies, we need clean air and water and quality food in order to even begin to contemplate political and social objectives, let alone participate in the world.

Politics permeates everything in society. Politics is something we are immersed in. The people of Flint, Michigan, who cannot drink politics, realize this most directly. We are biological beings firstly, before we are social and political beings. It is only the rhetoric of government and corporations that leads us to prioritize our lives otherwise.

All the politicized, institutionalized, mechanized interaction between individuals and institutions stem from psychological and biological reasons and responses. Sometimes we may not understand our own biological reasons and responses because we live under the limits of our biology, using it to understand it. And yet we know it to be true from observation and experience. It is our biological fear response, for example, that is exploited by government for the political gains of war.

Indeed, every political problem stems from ingrained biological responses and, judging from the continuous institutional war on individualism and destruction of Earth mother, perhaps deep psychological pathology.

Political, Biological… Spiritual

As I said, everything is political but firstly biological… and originally, it is spiritual. Despite our deep primordial connection to the Earth, animals, plants, each other, the seasons, planetary bodies, and forces of the universe far greater than ourselves, the postmodern collective has gone astray, lacking spirituality, left hungry and distracted by the mechanics of institutional imperialism.

Many individuals, despite their spiritual origins and political predicament, never comprehend the spiritual or political stratum of existence. Many consider little beyond their biological needs. And this apathy to realms of reality beyond physical attainment, is the biggest problem we face, with the greatest shielding. The encroachment of politics on our biological and spiritual lives, and the majority’s apathy to it, is an unyielding dynamic in our society. This apathy to the actions of government actually perpetuates the problem, helping to embed the prioritization of political and corporate motives over our biological and primordial/spiritual needs as the status quo.

No matter the particular variation of government, this kind of politics eventually degrades to oligarchical collectivism — which serves only those in power — and ultimately, into biological oligarchical collectivism, which threatens our biological wellbeing in the process.

(For more on biological oligarchical collectivism, please see my recent article, Oligarchical Collectivism: The Institutional “ism” That Threatens Our Very Biology, or simply consider the politics that led to the ongoing health crisis in Flint, Michigan.)

What Would Jesus Do?

What is the solution? Well, let’s see… What would Jesus do? Now I don’t ask this in the Bible-pushing, monotheistic way that you might be accustomed to hearing. In fact, I openly reject monotheism — the religious doctrine that there is only one true “God” — as a form of institutionalization. Rather, I ask the question “What would Jesus do?” as a spiritual human who, like the Jesus archetype, appreciates the value of individuals and not institutions.

The bible’s Cleansing of the Temple narrative tells of Jesus expelling the merchants and money-changers from the Temple, accusing them of turning the Temple into a den of thieves, and declaring “My house shall be a house of prayer.” He went through an intense process of self-development and refinement. He became a teacher and healer, challenging the prevailing morality. Sound familiar?

The story of Jesus offers the solution to the problem of institutionalization we face today: the millennia-old dilemma of oligarchical collectivism, of prioritizing commercial over spiritual interests. Today, this is the political bottom line. No matter what is going on in the world, no matter the political agenda being pushed, we must perform the inner-work to develop and define our own consciousness. Refinement and healing of the Self is the first step toward individuation, which is the first step to being an empowered individual among power-seeking institutions… which is the first step toward changing the political bottom line. The next step is to teach and, when possible, contribute to healing others. As Jesus demonstrated, after one heals, one forgives and heals others. But we can only find this ability if firstly we have found healing for our Self.

At the Last Supper, as the story goes, Jesus told his disciples to remember his death. Yes, despite his apparently miraculous birth, Jesus told his closest friends, the night before he passed, to remember how he left this world rather than how he arrived — to remember his legacy of spiritual achievements, not his (miraculous) biological inheritance. Jesus developed himself and then focused on teaching and healing, as well as confronting the “den of thieves” — the political and commercial profiteers of his day. He confronted and called out the money changers and merchants, and the militaristic authorities, and re-asserted the value of spirituality. However the oligarchical power-seekers collectivized and subverted the spiritual aspects he advocated — and this was the final straw for Jesus.

The Remedy

Everything is political, but first it’s biological, and before that it’s spiritual. No matter if the oligarchies are armed with swords or depleted uranium missiles, as they are today, the solution to the ever-impending and ever-expanding nature of oligarchical collectivism is to be like Jesus — to value the spiritual over all else, political, commercial or otherwise. In order to counter the political bottom line we face today, we must become powerful refined individuals focused on teaching and healing. There are already so many healers and teachers in the world today who embody this “Christ consciousness”, working to counter institutionalization and politicization in peaceful manners, mainly by developing themselves and assisting others directly. In order to surpass the political bottom line that has persisted throughout history, we need to create a new metaphysical paradigm to replace it.

Whether one views the bible as allegorical or literal, the story of Jesus provides powerful lessons, and these lessons are more profound the better one is able to sift through the controlling layers of monotheistic, monothematic consciousness contained therein. Remember, Jesus spoke of no “true religion” but was simply a prophet of love, healing and justice. Be a lightworker, just as Jesus was. Confront and heal your shadow aspects and learn to work in the light. Develop yourself, teach others and stand up against the politics of oligarchical collectivism, which values power and the powerful over humans and humanity. Forget the dogma and the institutionalization, and focus on working in the light, no matter what. Refine yourself and then be yourself, as a healer and teacher, and peacefully confront the oligarchies — like Jesus.

Another important remedy to oligarchical collectivism is to think on different lines than the status quo and the majority. Most people see matters in terms of their own perspective or even selfish benefit, however the terms they think are to their benefit are often enough to their detriment — such as the example of commercial globalization, which provides people with cheap convenient access to resources and products but to the detriment of personal self-sufficiency, local economies and our environment, which are ultimately of detriment to people. Look beyond the perspective of the self, and the status quo of the majority, and allow the “Christ consciousness” to inform your thoughts and actions, in everything you do.

But, while the focus of this discussion has been the lesson of the Jesus allegory, the spiritual solution to our political bottom line can be found in spiritual teachings of all kinds. One of the most profound spiritual teachers, right up there with Jesus (as long as monotheism isn’t the focus), is Milarepa, one of Tibet’s most famous yogis and poets.

Milarepa is the Patron Saint of Tibet. Of all the amazing teachers and yogis, including Milarepa’s own teacher Naropa, Milarepa is the most honored of all yogis, and perhaps he himself is the very source of the ‘wise man on the mountain’archetype; the slightly strange yogi in rags, that resides atop the highest cave in the most secluded valley, awaiting seeker’s arrival with the answer to his question. Milarepa was primarily known for changing the world through his own enlightenment. He is further known for offering answers or understandings which were completely counterintuitive to the average individual involved, and in fact transcended the problems he was presented, rather than attempting to solve them with the kind of thinking that created them. This is the nature of spirituality.

The political bottom line, the solution to biological oligarchical collectivism, and the confinement of politics, is to work in the light, like Jesus, like Milarepa, and like so many countless other well-known and nameless healers and righteous rebels. Empower yourself as an individual, empower others and take on the institutional powers that are nefarious or exploitative. The solutions to political problems are spiritual practices. The solution to political institutionalization is to enhance your consciousness and become a lightworker, or a rainbow warrior, because the best way to contrast the institutionalization of the entire planet is to enhance consciousness individuation across the entire planet. The political bottom line is a spiritual one, the political bottom line is not religious oriented necessarily, but spiritual.

Politics is the highest social station of the lowest form of social thinking. It is not an ascended mode, nor is it made up of ascended people. It is just the highest operation of the lowest and most basic. The political bottom line, the way to empower individuals and disempower institutions is to be spiritual, and in some manner, or by every means at your disposal, rise above the highest operation of the lowest motivation. The political bottom line is to be spiritual.