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.

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Considerations to Ponder re: 2016 Presidential Elections

Our previous article revealed some of the facts of the current state of the world in relation to war. Only 10 nations out of 207 are not involved in armed conflict! Why is this so? The answer is simple, war is profitable to some. Today, the day after a horrific attack, over 103 people in the US were casualties of these conflicts right in our own backyard in Orlando. Our hearts are focused on them today. We cannot imagine their pain and loss. This was the 14th such incident of this nature in the US in the last 12 months, and in each case the FBI had some type of contact with the perpetrators prior to the attacks. What does that really mean?

However, we aren’t going to get into the questions of immigration,security, or gun control or any other distracting discussions here. These are diversions to keep us distracted and in a state of fear. They are designed to have us give up more of our freedoms in the name of security, and most importantly to make us feel helpless and therefore yield more power to our government, which is controlled by the very same corporate interests who profit from more war, more violence, more fear.

You don’t really choose the President, you consent to some pre-selected stooges and “burnable” proxies for those behind the scenes. They, the real controllers, always work with a “burnable” front person, often chosen because there is a skeleton, or sexual preference, or some other scandal that they can be blackmailed or destroyed politically with should they not stick the script of control.   Didn’t you ever wonder why the very worst excuses of humanity run entire corporations and countries (which are private corporations)? Will Hillary or Trump make you safer? No. Will they change anything? No.  Will they increase police and state control?  No doubt. Ironically, we all have a sense of that truth and yet we do nothing; we say nothing. Are we really that apathetic? I can assure you there are 103 families in Florida who will no longer be apathetic.

What to do for the average man?  This may sound crazy, but stop putting your energy into it.  They want your attention and energy.  They want your mind.   The TV networks are every bit as complicit as the purported terrorists (whether false flag or real), don’t watch them!   Bankrupt the TV networks by not watching them.  The Internet is cheaper and far more unbiased. Don’t participate in the one directional blood gore theater (it’s aimed at YOU).  It’s straight out of the script from the movie “Network” but getting mad as hell, like Howard Beall, is not stopping it. Deny them ad revenue from their pharmaceutical sponsors (who get rich selling antidepressants and symptom relief from a thousand different illnesses caused by stress, hopelessness and depression). See the vicious cycle for what it really is and understand the propaganda inherent in corporate media owned by 6 corporations, all owned by the banking families, who in turn control all of the major corporations.

Deprive “them” (however you define “THEM”) your energy of conflict (which they harvest one way or the other – they excel at that!!!).  Cease with the hate of some new “other” that is trotted out each week as the new being to hate of the month club, be it immigrants, Muslims, LGBT, liberals, socialists or any other myriad of “Not One of Us”.  Stop looking for Presidents, Chinese Dragons, Common Law courts, aliens, and other tools of distraction to save you!

You can do something, which is totally counter to everything you have been programmed to think! You can think for yourself. You can ask yourself what you honestly feel within your heart. You can trust yourself to know what is right and moral. YOU can transcend political and religious dogmas. We are sovereign human beings. WE KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT, all of us, without exception.  Can you imagine what could be accomplished if just a 1000 HUMANS were to do this?  10,000? 100,000?  IMAGINE 1 MILLION PEOPLE DOING THIS! Greater things that have transformed the world in the past have been accomplished by far fewer people. ONE Person wrote the Declaration of Independence. ONE Person found the cure for polio. ONE person, Gandhi, defeated the British Empire!

WE HAVE THE POWER TO END THIS NOW!  WHAT WILL WE DO?  DO SOMETHING TOTALLY WITHIN YOUR POWER.   SOMETHING YOU WERE BUILT FOR! WILL WE FINALLY REACH INSIDE THAT ESSENCE OF OURSELVES AND FEEL THE SOURCE OF OUR ESSENCE COME THROUGH AND FINALLY RECOGNIZE WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE WILL BE?

TRUTH IS NOT BLASPHEMY, BUT IT’S FREQUENTLY HERESY!  IT’S A LOVE SO DEEP FOR EVERY BEING THAT IT GAVE ITS SELF AWAY TO CREATE LIFE EVERYWHERE AND IN BETWEEN EVERY WHERE AND IN BETWEEN THE IN BETWEEN AS THE HAWAIIAN PRAYER GOES…. YOU ARE SOURCE/I AM… ALWAYS.. ALL WAYS.  YOU KNOW THAT. TIME TO FEEL IT. TIME TO BE IT.  IT’S TIME TO END THIS FARCE OF A REALITY THAT EXCEEDED IT’S SOLD BY DATE 4000 LONG YEARS AGO, THAT IS WE ARE TRULY LIVING IN A  SLAVE COMMERCE SYSTEM, AND ANY SYSTEM THAT MONETIZES HUMANS IS A SLAVE SYSTEM BY DEFINITION OF LAW.

It is time to begin the revolution in our own minds and hearts. It is time to think for ourselves without regard for what others may think. It is a time to let ourselves truly love one other and understand we are all connected in this reality called living. It is time to say NO MORE FEAR, NO MORE HATE, ENOUGH!

Just some things to ponder.

Stories That MSM Don’t Want You to Hear- Part 4 – Why is $ 4 Billion Being Spent on Mid-Term Elections?

Here is a logical question. Why would a person spend $22 million dollars of their own money to get elected to a job that pays $170,000 dollars a year for 4 years? Think about that for a moment. Just so we keep it all in focus here, the answer is several candidates have done so and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. It is happening on both sides. This is the true definition of an oligarchy, which is defined as a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.

midterm spending

So one has to ask the next logical question, why would those few see the economic advantage of investing these massive amounts of money? Where is the profit in that move? The answer is obvious and factual.

The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling.  Last year, 50 percent of all American workers made less than $28,031, that is less than $13.50/hr. wage, and 39 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000, which is less than $9.75/hr. wage.  If you worked a full-time job at $10 an hour all year long with two weeks off, you would make $20,000.  So the fact that 39 percent of all workers made less than that amount is rather telling.  This is more evidence of the declining quality of the jobs in this country.  In many homes in America today, both parents are working multiple jobs in a desperate attempt to make ends meet. Our paychecks are stagnant while the cost of living just continues to soar.  And the jobs that are being added to the economy pay a lot less than the jobs lost in the last recession.  In fact, it has been estimated that the jobs that have been created since the last recession pay an average of 23 percent less than the jobs that were lost.  We are witnessing the slow-motion destruction of the middle class, and very few of our leaders seem to care.

The “average” yearly wage in America last year was just $43,041.  But after accounting for inflation, that was actually worse than the year before… American paychecks shrank last year, just-released data show, further eroding the public’s purchasing power, which is so vital to economic growth. Average pay for 2013 was $43,041 — down $79 from the previous year when measured in 2013 dollars. Worse, average pay fell $508 below the 2007 level, my analysis of the new Social Security Administration data shows.

Flat or declining average pay is a major reason so many Americans feel that the Great Recession never ended for them. A severe job shortage compounds that misery not just for workers but also for businesses trying to profit from selling goods and services. Average pay declined in 59 of the 60 levels of worker pay the government reports each October. And please keep in mind that “average pay” is really skewed by the millionaires and billionaires at the top end of the spectrum.

Median pay in 2013 was just $28,031.02.  That means that 50 percent of American workers made less than that number, and 50 percent of American workers made more than that number. Here are some more numbers from the report that the Social Security Administration just released…

-39 percent of American workers made less than $20,000 last year.

-52 percent of American workers made less than $30,000 last year.

-63 percent of American workers made less than $40,000 last year.

-72 percent of American workers made less than $50,000 last year.

It has been estimated that it takes approximately $50,000 a year to support a middle class lifestyle for a family of four, and so the fact that 72 percent of all workers make less than that amount shows how difficult it is for families that try to get by with just a single breadwinner.

The way that our economy is structured now, both parents usually have to work as hard as they can just to pay the bills. But there was one group of Americans that did see their incomes actually increase last year. Those making over 50 million dollars had their pay increase by an average of $12.8 million in 2013. That’s a startling 25%+!

Posted below is a chart that comes from the Federal Reserve.  It shows how real median household income in the United States has declined since the year 2000…

real median income 2014

 

Meanwhile, the cost of living has continued to rise at a steady pace. Needless to say, this is putting a tremendous squeeze on the middle class.  With each passing day, more Americans are losing their spots in the middle class and this has pushed government dependence to an all-time high.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of all Americans now live in a home that receives money from the government each month.  This is completely and totally unsustainable, but our long-term economic problems just keep getting worse.

Our politicians have stood by as millions upon millions of good paying jobs have been shipped out of the country.  Millions of other middle class jobs have been lost to technology.  This has resulted in intense competition for the middle class jobs that remain, and huge profits for the corporate elite, which in turn invest huge amounts of money to insure that our government continues its policies of not raising the minimum wage and denying the real cost of living to those on social security and disability. They then create propaganda through their media outlets to convince us that 72% of us are “takers”. How bold is that? Shame on us for buying this crap.

And at this point we are even losing lots of lower paying retail jobs.  For example, it is being reported that Sears plans to close 110 more stores and lay off more than 6,000 workers.  Sears says that the report “isn’t accurate”, but it isn’t denying that stores will be closed either… In an email to USA Today, Sears spokesman Howard Riefs said the store count and closures “isn’t accurate,” but did not provide store closures or layoff numbers. “As we stated in our (second quarter earnings report), we disclosed that we would be closing unprofitable stores as leases expire and in some cases will accelerate closings when it is economically prudent. And that we would consider closing additional stores during the remainder of the year,” Riefs said. “Make no mistake, we believe the store will continue to play an integral role in our transformation, however, if a store is not generating a profit, it is straightforward that the store should be considered for closure.” Hmmm. If people have no money to spend how can there be demand?

Are we going to remain silent until, as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, “You only have power over people so long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again. Wake TFU.

Is It Time to Arrest The CONgress?

I believe that this congress, by failing to deal with the sequester has, by definition, committed jointly and severally the crime of criminal negligence.

crim·i·nal neg·li·gence

  1. crime of harming somebody or something: the crime of causing injury or harm to a person or property as the result of doing something or failing to provide a proper or reasonable level of care.

By definition, the CONgress failed to provide a proper level of care which has resulted in arbitrary cuts totaling $85 Billion dollars. However, it goes without saying that these cuts are really damages to people and properties in the form of loss wages, idling of resources, and cuts to social programs.

I would wonder what would happen if citizens, especially in commonwealth states would bring charges of criminal negligence? Why commonwealth states? In commonwealth states all power resides originally in the people, and being derived from them, the several magistrates and officers of government, vested with authority, whether legislative, executive, or judicial, are their substitutes and agents, and are at all times accountable to them.   This means that ordinary citizens can present evidence to a local DA or SAG and demand a grand jury be convened. If the Grand Jury would follow the rules of law, the charge of criminal negligence against all members of CONgress is evident, which would require the Grand Jury to issue indictments and arrest warrants for those so indicted.

I wonder if there are any unemployed or under-employed young lawyers out there that are activists that would evaluate the feasibility of such actions.  I think we could all appreciate the effect ONE successful indictment would cause in the beltway bubble.

Just a Hee-Hee thought.

The Only Pledges Our Senators and Representatives Should Be Taking

As we watch our CONgress drive the country off the fiscal cliff, all we hear over and over again, is the reality that so many of these politicians have signed “The Pledge” of Grover Norquist for no new taxes. Norquist is best known for founding Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) in 1985, which he says was done at the request of then-President Ronald Reagan. Referring to Norquist’s activities as head of ATR, Steve Kroft, in a 60 Minutes episode that aired on November 20, 2011, claimed that “Norquist has been responsible, more than anyone else, for rewriting the dogma of the Republican Party.”

The primary policy goal of Americans for Tax Reform is to reduce government revenues as a percentage of the GDP.  ATR states that it “opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle.” Americans for Tax Reform has supported Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) legislation and transparency initiatives, while opposing cap-and-trade legislation and efforts to regulate health care.

In 1993, Norquist launched his Wednesday Meetings series at ATR headquarters, initially to help fight President Clinton’s healthcare plan and eventually becoming one of the most significant institutions in American conservative political organizing. The meetings have been called “a must-attend event for Republican operatives fortunate enough to get an invitation”, and “the Grand Central station of the conservative movement.”

Prior to the November 2012 election, 238 of 242 House Republicans and 41 out of 47 Senate Republicans had signed ATR’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge”, in which the congressmen and women promise to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and to oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”

The November 6, 2012 elections resulted in a decline in the number of Taxpayer Protection Pledge signatories in both the upper and lower houses of the 113th Congress: from 41 to 39 in the Senate, and from 238 to “fewer than … 218” in the House of Representatives. According to journalist Alex Seitz-Wald, losses in the election by Norquist supporters and the “fiscal cliff” have emboldened and made more vocal critics of Norquist.

In November 2011, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blamed Norquist’s influence for the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction‘s lack of progress, claiming that Congressional Republicans “are being led like puppets by Grover Norquist. They’re giving speeches that we should compromise on our deficit, but never do they compromise on Grover Norquist. He is their leader.” Since Norquist’s pledge binds signatories to opposing deficit reduction agreements that include any element of increased tax revenue, some Republican deficit hawks now retired from office have stated that Norquist has become an obstacle to deficit reduction. Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY), co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, has been particularly critical, describing Norquist’s position as “no taxes, under any situation, even if your country goes to hell.” Norquist’s efforts were believed to cause the first downgrade of The US credit rating in history. He infamously stated, “I’m not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”

What is the fear of Norquist and how does he extort these pledges? Money, Money, Money. Norquist sits on a number of boards and is heavily funded by the likes of the Koch Brothers, NRA, American Conservative Union, and the Family Research Council, just to name a few.  Most importantly he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

But it would be easy to blame Grover for all the woes of CONgress, however the facts would indicate that many liberal members of CONgress fear the same threat of withdrawal of campaign monies if they “don’t play along”, even if they have not signed the pledge.

I think it is high time we, as the electorate, take a cue from Norquist and demand that our political candidates all sign a pledge as a part of receiving their nomination for office from either party. Failure to do so would be public and we, as an electorate, would insure that no matter how well a particular candidate was funded they would not receive the requisite votes to be elected.  We will call it the PLEDGE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LIFE.  Here is that pledge:

I, the undersigned candidate do solemnly swear and pledge under oath, that I will at all times during my public service adhere without comprise to the seven principles of public life during my tenure as a public servant.

The Seven Principles of Public Life

Selflessness: Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.

Integrity: Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organizations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.

Objectivity: In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.

Accountability: Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.

Openness: Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.

Honesty: Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.

Leadership: Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

[Extracted from the “First Report of the Committee on Standards of Public Life”, UK May 1995]

Whatya think?  Do you think there is a way we as citizens can make this happen in a way that is as powerful as the monied interests ridiculous Taxpayer Protection Pledge?

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Shedding Some Light on the Pitiful Condition of Humanity’s Self-appointed Rulers

Listening to the politicians and pundits talking after this election clearly demonstrates their self-importance is monumental and unrelenting. It’s not just their default mode of awareness, it’s their only mode.  Thus they have an impenetrable barrier between them and the source of all inspiration and creativity.  No inner silence for these clowns, and no original ideas, except for the ones they can buy or steal.  Hence the same reheated tired old agendas, world domination, techno-feudalism, mass thought control, resource monopolies, slavery disguised as “free markets”, mass human sacrifice disguised as war, epidemics, starvation, and “natural” disasters, etcetera blah.  They live in fear of getting discovered and overthrown.  They are utterly blind to their connection with the web of life, and the intrinsic generosity and benevolence of nature.  The mass awakening of humanity is leaving them behind, and they are oblivious to the many bandwidths of perception the rest of us are learning to access.  They are so obsessed with domination and avoiding punishment, it’s never occurred to them that most of the rest of us will be too busy evolving to waste time punishing anyone.  And anyway it’s hard to imagine a worse punishment than being what they already are.

Let’s distinguish the human activities which are in our long-term best interests from those that demonstrate inability to cooperate with Nature or each other.  Behaviors in the second category invariably start with self-absorption, or self-significance might be a more precise term.  If this is not immediately self-evident, choose some examples and trace the misbehaviors back to the mental state required to induce them.  In all cases self-significance will be the initial condition for self-destructive or other-destructive actions.  Bear in mind that self-significance can manifest as self-pity, self righteousness, attention-seeking compulsions, sheer bloody-mindedness, the indifferent obliteration of habitats, and assorted sociopathies.  Note that all of these conditions involve a reduction of awareness.

Their central premise, at some deep level, is to prevent us (The 99.5%) from ever getting a handle on what’s really going on.  So we can pretty well bet that if anyone actually has identified the underlying thing that blocks humanity from reaching its full potential, and described detailed countermeasures, their work would be widely dismissed as fiction by minions of those who want to prolong the prevailing imbalance of power and wealth.

How else can you explain some otherwise inexplicable human behaviors, like the tendency to act against our own best interests? Notice how this baffling phenomenon finally starts to make sense when examined in this context.  Consider the contradiction between the accomplishments of human ingenuity and the absurdities of human belief systems.  How can people be so clever and so stupid at the same time?  What makes someone who can be brilliant at solving problems turn around and cause idiotic problems in their interactions with others? The “ruling class” is probably as unaware of being controlled as most people, although some apparently believe they’re serving the devil or something.

While we’re working on throwing off this influence, it will be easier for us to be more patient with each other if we can recognize that our flares of uncontrolled self-importance are being provoked to nourish the invisible energetic equivalent of some giant fleas. So instead of condemning them, it makes more sense to just give them a wide margin and plan on working around their disability.  That is certainly a challenge if such cabalists have seized command and control of much of humanity’s basic operating systems. Thom Hartmann called it “Goldman Sachs’ global coup’de’tat”.

However, that challenge can be overcome simply by self-awareness and a mass awakening. To offset the trend toward mass awakening and peaceful coexistence, these elitists are making sure the threat levels keep getting ramped up, to the point where it takes the prospect of mass extinction to keep humans sufficiently self-absorbed, and now more and more of us are even seeing through that. The recent vote at the UN recognizing the Palestinian State as a non-member state was a very good example of this awakening to basic human rights. A time to move on and resolve issues.

Starting with The Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement, and extending to the latest Wal Mart and fast food worker demonstrations, people globally are becoming aware and awakened. Frankly, we’re just not as dumb as we used to be.  Despite all the efforts to lower human awareness, more and more people are seeing the light or at least less dark. The sheer over-reaching of the would-be controllers has pushed many people past their disinformation-tolerance threshold.  And certain key principles about information are finally catching on. These facts are now more widely recognized than ever, and humans are experiencing an unprecedented collective impulse toward bringing out the truth. From this reality, we have more and more people stepping forward to help “illuminate” the dark corners of our world and bring into the light, those that wish to remain hidden and unseen.

This is what we should be talking about over a beer and with our friends and co-workers.  We are awake now, so how do we take back humanity’s basic operating systems and retune them to function in a manner that creates a global peaceful co-existence where abundance is the reality, not scarcity? Well, it really does start with us simply exerting our will. Once we state our will out loud, the ways that will be manifested will simple “pop” into reality. Ask any quantum physicist.

 

SPECIAL THANKS to HOW TO SHAKE OFF THE AWARENIVORES by Waves Forest,  [January 2012] for stimulating our thought process and help framing this article.

The Real Problem – A Do Nothing Congress Holding Us Hostage – Enough!

The election is over, and the people have said what they want.  Get this economy back on its feet! It really is that simple.  A lot of pundits want to say the last election was a result of Obama “Gifts” to his constituency and a failure of the Republicans to reach blacks, latinos, and women. Duh? You think?

Well maybe it wasn’t a failure to reach those target groups or the lack of interest in reaching the 47% that caused the Republicans their lose, but instead a real clear understanding of the American people of what the problems really are and what must be down to resolve our current economic dilemma. They fundamentally understand the economic recovery debate.

For example, if the Republicans were as good as they say they were pre-election at polling, they would’ve done some exit polling of blacks and latinos and they would have understood that 65-70% of that group stated in exit polls that the economy was the number one reason they cast their votes, NOT all of the other crap that was floating around “in the pool” with the candidates on the campaign trail.

However, both Democrats and Republicans better improve their hearing.  This vote was really a “shot across the bow”, a warning.  That warning is simple. GET THE PEOPLE’S WORK DONE! This electorate was the most informed in the history of the republic.  They were more informed and without question the most determined to vote.  Just think of how many people stayed in lines for up to 8-9 hours just to cast their vote.  This should scare the crap out of ANY politician.

When Harry Truman ran for re-election in 1947, he railed against the “do-nothing” Congress, even calling them back to Washington where they STILL failed to get anything done.  This proved key to his re-election.  Quite frankly the parallels of Truman’s re-election to Obama’s re-election in relationship to each President’s working relationship with their perspective congress is quite remarkable.

However, when you look at “just the facts, ma’am”, Truman’s Do Nothing 80th Congress makes them look like busy bees when compared to the REAL DO NOTHING 112th Congress.  Take a look:

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It was not like we weren’t told by Mitch McConnell right after Obama’s first election that the Republicans would do everything in their capacity to insure Obama was NOT a success as President. They invoked filibusters 386 times during the session.

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Here is a small hit list of their efforts to BLOCK any legislation that would benefit the people or the economy, including to vote for TAX CUTS!

June 24th, 2010: GOP Blocks Unemployment Insurance Bill Once Again, Dems Giving Up (Open Congress)
July 29th, 2010: Republicans block small business plan in Senate (Reuters)
September 28th, 2010: GOP Blocks Bill to Punish Companies that Move Jobs Abroad (CBS News)
November 18th, 2010:  House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits (USA TODAY)
November 18th, 2010: Republicans vote unanimously against equal pay for women bill (Raw Story)
December 9th, 2010: Senate Republicans block 9/11 health bill (Reuters)
October 11th, 2011: Senate Republicans block Obama’s jobs package (CBS News)
October 20th, 2011: Senate blocks money for teachers, firefighters (WaPost)
November 3rd, 2011: Republicans block $60bn infrastructure bill (Financial Times)
December 11th, 2011: Senate blocks payroll tax-cut extension (MSNBC)
March 29th, 2012: Republicans Block Repeal of Oil-Company Tax Breaks Obama Sought (Business Week)
April 17th, 2012: Senate GOP blocks Obama’s ‘Buffett rule’ for minimum tax rate on millionaires (Fox News)
May 8th, 2012: GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill (Associated Press)

I think it is time, given the recent babble between the parties about letting us go over the fiscal cliff, to let these yahoos know we aren’t kidding, GET TO WORK! Look, I really don’t care what side of the issues you come down on for the will of the people is the will of the people. The real disagreements of approach between “honest” conservatives and “real” liberals have been the gist for the mill that created the most powerful economy the world had ever seen. However we watch as that economy is now being diluted by a lack of action, and not as result of compromised policies resulting for actions of the Congress. This is both a breach of our franchise with congress and a crime of negligence against the order and well being of the republic.

It was great we all got out there and voted, but I think it is more important NOW to keep corresponding with your elected officials.  Let them know we expect them to do their jobs and get the business done. Let them know we will be watching how they perform and how they vote.  When they come “Home” to smooze us, let them know WE ARE WATCHING.  That being an incumbent is no longer an advantage.