It’s Time for Some Honest Disclosure

For those who are both internet savvy and like conspiracy theories, it has been postulated for a long time that the PTB and world leaders have known about coming events and the concern over 2012 is very real.  The Mayan Calendar, the Hopi Prophecies, the Bible, especially the Book of Revelations, and several other ancient texts seem to point to this conclusion.

In addition, there are the predictions of Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, and Mother Shipton and several others that also point to this time as a time of great change or in fact, the end.  So what is real and what is just wild speculation and sensationalism?  What are the facts?

Well, I am going to try and present what I think may be closest to the truth.  We live in a dynamic and sometimes violent universe.  To first understand the dynamics, we need to understand a few numbers.  First, the earth is rotating at about 1790 miles per hour (MPH), then the earth is orbiting the sun at about 65,000 MPH, and finally the sun is orbiting the Galaxy at about 475,000 MPH.  In short, we are really zipping through space at about .0073 the speed of light!

Secondly, we need to understand the electromagnetic forces at play.  We understand these forces on earth as gravity, but in reality that is the smallest of EM forces we experience.  A much larger force is exerted on the planet from electromagnetic forces resulting from coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from our sun, and finally EM forces being exerted on us from the center of the galaxy and any other incoming forces from nearby novas and other violent cosmic events.

Finally, we are being bombarded by all kinds of energetic forces such as x-rays and comic energies of all sorts, some so small and moving so fast that they can pass entirely through our planet and never collide with any particles as a result.  This is an important element of the equation to understand, because it is this energy that may be the most significant element to understand.

We all seem to know the famous equation of Einstein, E=MC2.  Generally, we also understand that formula to mean that energy is created when matter is accelerated to the speed of light squared.  Beyond that, most of us do not understand the real meaning of this significant discovery.  Think of it in this manner, if energy is created by accelerating mass to very high speed, then matter can be created as a result of energy being slowed dramatically.  This is the element of the equation that even most physicists do not factor.  The reality here is that if the energy is being “captured” by the earth, where is it going?  The fact is the earth is growing all the time.  The core of the planet is converting the energy captured to matter and the planet is getting bigger all the time! We are an expanding planet. A very good explanation can be found here, Expando Planet.

As we have seen in the recent Japanese earthquake, the planet is NOT terra firma, but is instead floating plates that can move and sometimes can do so violently.  The earthquake in Japan moved the entire island of Japan 13 feet to the east!  The entire island!

Ok, now this is what I think we need to understand.  First the earth is careening through the universe at amazing speeds, and is at the same time absorbing tremendous amounts of energy, enough energy that the earth is accumulating mass over time.  As the earth accumulates mass, it expands.  Most of the time, this process is very slow and we experience earthquakes and volcanoes, but certainly not at the pace that we would even notice, except to read about them.

However, sometimes, events converge which can create a situation (about every 330,000 years) where this process is greatly accelerated, even considered sudden.  That is where we are right now.  We are moving through a highly energetic “cloud” in space at the same time we are experiencing one of the largest solar maximums that we are aware of at the same time we are moving through the galactic plane where we experience the strongest gravitational pull from the center of the galaxy.

To put things in perspective, we normally experience 6.0 or greater earthquakes between 50-100 per year.  We have experienced 50 in the last week!  Volcanic activity is accelerating dramatically and solar activity has really ratcheted up in the last 60 days.  In short, our beautiful little blue planet is getting slammed from all sides.  If I were a pilot right now, I would tell you to return to your seats and buckle up as we are headed into some strong turbulence.  To put another way, we are racing at the Daytona 500 and the “big wreck” just happened in front of us and now we are hoping to get through the wreckage without wrecking ourselves.  Unfortunately our “spotters” (our governments and those in the know) have chosen not to talk us through it.

Consider what you are seeing in Japan and ask yourself one question.  Are you ready to survive for two to three months without anything more than you have in your home right at this moment?  If not, get prepared.  Water, food, temporary shelter, and protective clothing from the elements are the essentials.  Talk with your family on where and how you communicate and gather.  These are simple things to achieve.  Do it now, there is more coming and soon.

Also you should pay attention to solar activity and here is a good place to do that, Solar Cycle 24. You should also monitor earthquake activity and here is a good place to do that Recent World Earthquakes.  Finally, you can watch real time the forces the sun is exerting on the earth here, Real Time Magnetosphere Simulation.

Watch 25 March as a special date, especially if you live on the West Coast of the US or in the Mississippi Valley.

PLEASE.

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Beware of Pigs in Pokes

This term originated in England during the eleventh century.  The scheme entailed the sale of a suckling pig in a poke (bag). The wriggling bag would actually contain a cat (not particularly prized as a source of meat) that was sold to the victim in an unopened bag. The French term acheter (un) chat en poche (to buy a cat in a bag) refers to an actual sale of this nature, as do many European equivalents, while the English expression refers to the appearance of the trick.

In my humble opinion, this upcoming election defines who we will be as a nation.  Will we remain a country that has a vigorous middle class, an educated citizenry, and opportunity for all or will this election mark the start of a classed nation slipping into a third world status?  I strongly feel the issues have focused to those fundamental levels.

I mean let’s look at things logically.  Logic is apolitical.  Logically, why does a person spend $110 million of their own money to be elected to a job paying $174,000 per annum and only lasting 4 years?  Do the math.  It just doesn’t add up, does it?  What does that person know that I do not know?  Maybe how corrupt the system really has become?

This brings me to the real focus of this election.  Like Deep Throat said, “follow the money.”  Campaign spending for this MID TERM election is up five fold from 2008!  Five fold!  Why and how did this happen?

By a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court in January rolled back restrictions on corporate spending in federal campaigns. The decision has unleashed a torrent of corporate-funded attack ads in upcoming elections.  “Because speech is an essential mechanism of democracy — it is the means to hold officials accountable to the people — political speech must prevail against laws that would suppress it by design or inadvertence,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy for the majority.

In his dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens accused the majority of judicial activism and attacked the use of corporate personhood in the case: “The conceit that corporations must be treated identically to natural persons in the political sphere is not only inaccurate but also inadequate to justify the Court’s disposition of this case.”

“With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics,” said President Obama in a statement. “It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans… That’s why I am instructing my Administration to get to work immediately with Congress on this issue. We are going to talk with bipartisan Congressional leaders to develop a forceful response to this decision.”

“The Supreme Court majority has acted recklessly to free up corporations to use their immense, aggregate corporate wealth to flood federal elections and buy government influence. The Fortune 100 companies alone had combined revenues of $13 trillion and profits of $605 billion during the last election cycle,” Wertheimer wrote.

“Under today’s decision, insurance companies, banks, drug companies, energy companies and the like will be free to each spend $5 million, $10 million or more of corporate funds to elect or defeat a federal candidate — and thereby to buy influence over the candidate’s positions on issues of economic importance to the companies.”

“We are moving to an age where we won’t have the senator from Arkansas or the congressman from North Carolina, but the senator from Wal-Mart and the congressman from Bank of America,” said Melanie Sloan, director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

The court found that the Federal Elections Commission overstepped its constitutional authority when it barred a conservative group called Citizens United from running ads for a movie attacking Hillary Clinton during the 2008 election season. Corporations and labor unions are now free to advertise — and tell people to vote for individual candidates — as they please. Before, corporations had to funnel money through political action committees to pay for ads, with limits on what could be spent. The court upheld, however, disclosure requirements for corporations that spend $10,000 to produce election-season ads, and ads will still have to disclaim who paid for them.

What we are now seeing is that we are being bombarded by wall to wall political ads on TV that are NOT approved by any candidate, ads attacking one candidate, but not endorsing any candidate, gross distortions of the truth, and blatant personal character assassinations of various candidates.  What we are NOT seeing is thoughtful debate and solid platforms of the candidates.  What does logic say to you?

I am not pro-democrat, pro-republican, or a tea party supporter, and I really don’t judge anyone else on their political persuasions.  I am an American. I believe in the Constitution and support the principles of an open democratic society which I believe America represents to the entire world.  As did my father, my brother, and my son, I served my country to preserve those principles.   I personally resent people who believe that I am basically ignorant so therefore I can be “played” emotionally for my vote.  Unfortunately, those tactics are continuing to be employed because, alas, they are working.

What I do know about “US” is that we are NOT ignorant, a little lazy maybe, but not ignorant.  I also know “WE” do care about our country, our economy, and our educational system.  WE do collectively support universal health care and social security and we don’t want to go back.

However, WE must also ACT.  WE must make informed votes and we all need to vote.  So logically how are you going to act?

Time to Stop Pussy Footing…We Must All Decide

I have been writing this blog for nearly one year now. 76 articles have been published by me.  We have discussed a number of issues.  In each article I try to present just facts, not conjectures, anecdotes, or conspiracy theories.  The article concerning the underground cities seems to have been the only article that really struck a chord with some folks because it has been viewed over 400 times!  I have come to realize that while I have tried to report on the issues that I think we all need to be aware of and how MSM has avoided or under-reported these issues, I have never in one article stated exactly what I think and know is going on.  I have never put the whole picture in front of you to consider.

The other day, one of the warriors out there trying to get the “truth” out stimulated me to do this article.  For over ten years, Adrian Salbuchi from Argentina has been trying to get the world to listen and pay attention.  He is a patriot of mankind if there ever was such a champion.  He works tirelessly to expose the PTB and their agenda.  While many of us take a piece of the puzzle and talk about it, he has kept it all in focus.  I have for over 30 years been on this quest to “know” the truth.  It isn’t easy because the real truth is embedded in a ball of twine, but like a ball of twine, it is in the end one piece of string.  You just have to have the patience to unwind it. In fact, our whole existence, history, and future is a single string of events wrapped up like a ball of twine.  So here goes.

For at least 1,ooo years, maybe more, there has been knowledge about the events that are about to unfold within the next few years.  These events will transform life on this planet as we know it.  When this knowledge was fully realized by the educated elite of the time, it was decided that this knowledge should never be released and in fact, those that uncovered this knowledge would and could use it to “control” the whole of mankind.  In fact they could always be in control and power.  While it can be argued that the knowledge existed long before this time it truly was not acted on in an organized fashion until it came into the possession of the Roman Catholic Church as a result of discoveries made during the Crusades and at the time, the Roman Catholic Church was essentially at the head of all major powers in Europe.  Therefore a decision was made in the Vatican to withhold this information from the general public as this knowledge could undermine the entire authority of the church.  The only organized power structure outside of the church with this knowledge were the Knights Templar who had “discovered” the knowledge and faithfully brought it to Rome.  They were systematically terminated to insure the sole possessors and controllers of the knowledge would be the Vatican.

Over the years, through many kings and queens of various European countries and eventually to the new world, everything was done with the design to maintain this secrecy.  It became necessary to control commerce, politics, economies and finance.  Therefore control mechanisms were required outside of the Vatican to ensure the integrity of the secret.  The Illuminati, the higher orders of Masonry, bankers, and eventually to the modern times, the Bildebergers  MJ12 and Council on Foreign Relations were designed and controlled to execute the plans. This is basically the structure of the “shadow government”.

What are the plans?  Well in a nutshell, the geophysical events that will take place over the next 4-6 years will reduce the world population to around 2 billion or less and all institutions, systems of government and economy will be destroyed.  This is not conjecture unfortunately it is fact.  The PTB are moving to establish complete control PRIOR to these events so that they will emerge from the events still in full and complete control.  This now requires them to establish a single world government prior to the event horizon and that is exactly what is going on at this very moment.  This isn’t about globalization of economies anymore, this is about one world government.  All the events of the 20th century were lead ups to this time.  First was the consolidation to two world superpowers, then the elimination of one of them.  The Soviet Union fell without a shot fired.

Now however, the remaining superpower must go!  They cannot risk a real patriot emerging and exposing the one world government plan.  All of the events in the last 20 years are leading to the event when the US collapses thereby requiring the establishment of one world government.  Adrian points out very accurately the twelve steps to this goal.

Global Financial Collapse – This actually is being accomplished right before our eyes. the weapons in this war are things like derivatives and repos. It actually started in 2001, when the weapons were used for the first time against a sovereign economy and Argentina was brought to its knees.  The next targets were Iceland and Ireland and now the targets are Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal to bring the EU down.  Then the US is next.  The army deployed by the PTB are CitiBank, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, and various large hedge funds.  If you really look at this in this manner, the facts are truly undeniable. This isn’t going to happen, it is happening right now and right on schedule.  This is creating a  deepening economic crisis that will not enable any one government or individual to challenge the PTB.

This has already begun to create a growing social upheaval which will lead to a “reason” to have “domestic” armies controlling the populations in each country.  The evidence of this is already unfolding in China, Chile, Haiti, Greece, and to a lesser extend in every country.  One only has to look at how “police” forces are equipped today to realize this transition is well underway.  In the US, the formation of Northern Command and the FEMA camps are very real and they exist.  For what?

In order for the PTB to control the psyche of the world population, the majority of us globally must believe all of this is necessary for our well-being and safety so a number of events have and will be staged to keeps us compliant and accepting of this transition to world government with a single police force.  The war on “terror”, 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Iran are ALL planned and staged events to get us mentally prepared to accept this total control.  At first when people began to see these events for what they are they were labeled conspiracy theorists, but most recently because of the internet and good science these charges are becoming more credible.  The evidence of thermite and nano-thermite at ground zero and the fact the fires burned there until December 20th is just now emerging into the mainstream of conciousness.  If in fact, our own government, or more precisely a shadow government was involved in these events, what do you think the public reaction as related to the faith in government will be?  Exactly, the elimination of the last superpower and that void is to be filled by a single world government.

The last two elements in the manipulation of our psyche is in the context of religion and security.  I believe, as Adrian does, that we are going to see more “mega terrorists” attacks, war in the middle east, an assassination of a key world figure on the level of scale to a John Kennedy and further beating up of “rogue states” such as Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and Somalia.  This will lead to a “nuclear accident” which will then require a single world entity to take control of all nuclear facilities and weapons.  With this move there is no need to go house to house and collect handguns and shot guns.

Finally, the religious issue I believe is going to be handled by staging “virtual” and profound events.  Virtual events are like Building 7 going down on 9/11 even though it was not hit nor did any fires start in that building.  Here is where prophecy meets reality, but unfortunately the “reality” will be a staged event. So look for the return of Jesus Christ in your neighborhood soon. Just for good measure we will also see “alien contact”.  Again staged.  Do aliens exist?  Yes, however, there is no such term as alien.  Hundreds of thousands of civilizations exist in this galaxy and every other galaxy.  Many civilizations have been present on this planet since the beginning, but there are strict rules concerning the evolution of new civilizations and non-interference is truly a prime directive.  However, since at least 1935, these civilizations have been requesting that the PTB and leaders of the world prepare us for this transition that is about to occur and not ONE leader has had the moral fiber or courage to do so. Not one.

The good news is that in the end the PTB will fail in their plan.  Ironically, they already know this, but have elected to continue with the plan anyway.  OK so I have laid it out.  You can certify me totally crazy now or you can be a true patriot and prove me wrong by becoming more informed than me.  If I am right however, everything I just said will to continue to unfold. If it does I wonder when you wake up or will you choose to just lie there with your eyes closed hoping the big bad man goes away?  I wonder?

Happy 4th of July. Cherish Your Freedom!

A Canadian friend of mine passed something to me that I want to share with you on this very special day.  It seems so appropriate for where we are right now and to act as a reminder of how we are able to live in such a wonderful country and why we should all feel a responsibility, especially today to protect her.  Thanks Ken for reminding me of the sacrifices of our patriots.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants, Nine were farmers and large plantation owners;Men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his Ships swept from the seas by the British Navy.  He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly.  He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding.  His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters.  He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire.  The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed.  The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying.  Their 13 children fled for their lives.  His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste.  For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning  home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn’t. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.

Freedom is never free!


Have a FUN and SAFE 4th of July …

Bailout My Ass, Better Get Ready for a Tough Summer & Fall

There is a joke floating around on the internet that explains how the “stimulus” program works.  It goes like this:

A Stimulus Story

It is the month of August; a resort town sits next to the shores of a lake. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit. Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town. He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 dollar bill on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one. The hotel proprietor takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the butcher. The Butcher takes the 100 dollar bill, and runs to pay his debt to the pig raiser.
The pig raiser takes the 100 dollar bill, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel. The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 dollar bill and runs to pay his debt to the town’s prostitute that in these hard times, gave her “services” on credit. The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 dollar bill to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there. The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 dollar bill back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything. At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 dollar bill, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town. No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is doing business today and Canada as well.

Kinda funny and cute, huh?  Well it would be if it weren’t so damn true.  Remember, in the end of the story the rich guy leaves with his $100.  Worldwide, over $13 Trillion so far in “stimulus” money.  OK let’s see where that $13 Trillion has gone.  In the US it has primarily gone to banksters who have given it to their largest customers to do what??  Expand production, buy new equipment, hire more people?  NO.  It was given to them so they could pay back the loans they owe to the BANKSTERS.  Are you getting this.  Joe Schmuck who has lost his job, is losing his home and can’t feed his kids got zero zip natha.  What he got was a foreclosure notice, a notice from his credit card company that his limits have been lowered and his interest raised.  Then he got a notice from the unemployment office that his benefits have expired so they can conveniently remove him from the unemployment roles.  If this wasn’t real life, it would be hilarious.

G8 governments are also touting how they are investing in underdeveloped countries.  So let’s look at that.  World Bank, IMF is investing in those countries, but there is a catch, those countries can only use the money to repay their previous debt to guess who?  The BANKSTERS.  None of the money is flowing into the local economy, businesses, or infrastructure.  It’s a damn joke folks, but with the most serious of consequences.

By mid August, because there has been no real stimulation to the economy, we will see the second leg down on the markets, maybe as low as 4400 on the Dow.  The repercussions from this will be devastating.  So here is what a whack job like me sees for the summer schedule.

1). States will continue to shut down (Alaska, New York, and Nevada are in the worst shape, but 13 other states are in the boat in front that is sinking). This will mean the most exposed people (elderly, disabled, and poorest amoung us) will be totally cut off.  This will be really apparent in late August and September.  I think the Bankster have forgotten a little detail though.  Deperate people do desparate things, especially hungry people.  I think Somalia might be a case study they should examine.

2).  Then we have the situation related to food supply.  The number one thing that flips a “recession” into a “depression” is drought.  and sure enough guess what is happening worldwide.  Droughts everywhere.  India is being impacted the most, but most of the plain states and the SE of the US is also in that boat.  This will drive prices at the grocery store up at least by 30%.  Now I don’t think I have to explain how that is going to impact more than half the population that is barely making it now.  Look for your local national guard at the grocery store this fall.

3). By say October, the PTB will have no choice but to fall back to their number one move to “stimulate” the economy. WAR.  Israel has pulled the short straw on this one and gets to lead off with a Shock and Awe move on Iran.

4). This time, however, everyone is too hungry or broke to be feeling too patriotic.  By November, the banks will declare a “month long holiday” which really means “no you can’t get or have your money”.

OK, I have gone on record with what I think is going to happen.  So let’s see how nuts and paranoid I am.  But just in case I am even close to being on the money (no pun intended) I would recommend you have at least a month’s worth of cash on hand, enough food for three months at least, and it might not be a bad idea to stock up on some vegetable seeds for next spring.

Become Aware and Pay Attention

We all perceive that changes in our world are coming at us at breakneck speed and it seems to be accelerating.  What does it mean, if anything?  We all are aware of the 2012 hypothesis, Armagedon, New Age, etc.  What is the truth?  The most rational answer is no one really knows.

Given this, we are still facing real mega issues it seems such as global climate change, financial market meltdowns, real threats of pending large wars with North Korea, Iran, ME in general, Africa is ablaze and the Asian Continent from Pakistan to Sri Lanka to the Phillipines are in some sort of conflict.  Cosmically, we have concerns being expressed about solar activity, Planet X, ET’s, passing through the galactic plane, etc. etc. etc.

So what should we do?  How do we seemingly find a way to survive all of these sort of scenarios, when each in their own right seem to be overwhelming?  Pay Attention, Become Aware!  The bottom line is survival.  Survival from a physical sense and well as survival from a psychological sense.

From the physical survival side of it, regardless of the impact, we need shelter, food, water, and protection from any adverse environmental conditions that could occur.  So look to have, first and foremost, food in the form of dry goods for 1-3 months, a month supply of potable water, basic first aid supplies, basic protective and detection equipment for radiation, adverse weather such as extreme cold or heat, a supply of simple things like seeds to grow your own food if the period of impact extends beyond a 1-3 month period.  A simple system to purify or boil water should also be available.  A small portable generator and lots of batteries isn’t a bad idea either.  These things do not have to be extremely expensive or consume half of your existing living space, but will assure you and your family can endure the initial impacts of any potential events.  A good set of basic tools and some books on how to build shelters, create power from wind, and purify water should also be physically in your possession.

From a psychological point of view, there is the likelihood that mega events can overwhelm people.  This is a well known phenomena seen repeatedly in large natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods.  Again, these impacts can be mitigated by paying attention and being aware of what is going on at all times and being prepared.  The term of “retribing” is most appropiate here.  It simply means bringing families and extended groups together in a time of disaster.  Mutual support, both physically and emotionally, can go a long way to mitigate these types of impacts.  Have a plan that clearly identifies time and place to gather and talk about those plans with your families now, so everyone has pre-knowledge of where and when to act to any potential events.

All of these actions are simple, not over reactive, and based in common sense.  At least sit down with those you love and care about and have a discussion of “what is our plan if….”.  In the meantime, life goes on and will continue to go on.  Just be prepared.  It can create a huge level of comfort knowing “We have a plan” and everyone knows it.

Can’t We Just Talk???

When you get your daily download of news, it seems that a majority of the world’s countries and cultures are embroiled in some type of conflict.  The obvious areas are the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Central Asia.  However, these conflicts have drawn in everyone and every country.

These conflicts have two major common elements.  They are either centered on religion and religous beliefs or they are rooted in socio-economic struggle.  As I ponder why this is so pervasive I am struck by the fact that we seem to be in this mess because everyone is so polarized in their beliefs and no one wants to talk.  To me this makes no sense logically.  After all if one is really secure in their knowledge and belief systems, engaging in dialogue with someone of different views is not a threat.  so it is true with your belief in what ever religous doctrine you choose to ascribe to as your view of “the truth”.

The world sorely needs for us to talk to one another now more than ever.  But to talk about how we can accomodate one another, not to debate the right or wrongness of the others beliefs or positions.  We all have the right to believe whatever we wish to believe.

Paradoxically, the beliefs we hold so important are best shared without self-importance. Indeed, wouldn’t it be a different world if people of all persuasions were able to share and compare their beliefs without self-importance?

Choyki Nyima Rinpoche taught in the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen that:

“The correct view is free from extremes. It is the state beyond concepts, transcending mental fabrications. It is inexpressible, inconceivable and indescribable. If one has any attachment or clinging, one does not have the right view: the true view is without fixation.”

As I thought about this a little while watching the swans on the river in Bedford England from my room in the Swan Hotel I thought we as individuals can effect change in a little way by demanding our leaders engage in dialogue, no matter the opponent, the conflict, or the offenses each have committed against the other.  The object of any leader is to resolve the conflict.  The preferred way is peacefully and that starts with talking to one another.

So take a few minutes and write an email to your leader and demand they talk to the “other side”. To immediately begin a dialogue.  Maybe even give them a little lesson in how to talk and encourage them to be brave and not dogmatic.  to consider the positions and look for the compromises.  Each of us has that capability and who knows.  It may be like Grandma’s chicken soup and curing a cold.  It may not help but it certainly can’t hurt!