I have to say that I have never seen a Chem Trail around here (at least nothing like what I see around other parts of the world). I am not sure why, maybe they know we are already braindead down here. But, when you consider some of the data Max presents (Aluminum levels extraordinarily high all over the world), where does the shit come from? It is NOT a naturally occuring element and is difficult to make (it is also where we get our Fluoride from).
It does appear that an attack is going on from a variety of areas and directions when it comes to health and good food. Above in the air, in the water, in the food the FDA oks, in the seed stock that is being GMO generated, in the attacking of whole food sources, of the attempt to remove vitamins and nutrition.
Max says Chem Trails are real and lays out a good argument. What do you think?
Social Indoctrination and Geoengineering Part 1
Social Indoctrination and Geoengineering Part 2
Social Indoctrination and Geoengineering Part 3
Social Indoctrination and Geoengineering Part 4
Max Igan – American Voice Radio – 10/29/10
I think it is pretty obvious what is about to occur in this country. The unconscious American public is about to embark on massive changes to their social structure and welfare. We have basically fallen into the prescribed “sides” of the issues they want us divided into and have swallowed the bait and the hook is set.
Us “lefties” and you “righties” (or vice versa, whichever side you think we belong will suffice, for in reality it all means nothing) will go to the polls next Tuesday and we will vote for the lesser of two evils (AGAIN). The Republicans have hijacked the Tea Party making it nothing more than the Corporate Republican scalawags and you people have totally dumped the ideology that made you attractive to real patriots who are trying to change the system. How you could allow it is beyond me, but you did it. You let those fools co-opt you into becoming the same old Corporately fed, Zionist fawning, Imperial backing Republican Party that Dr Paul speaks AGAINST (but sadly won’t leave, making him moot, as well).
Then we have that other side of “Socialists” (yeah, right) that back a Kenyan infiltrator (lol) who is nothing but an extension of the last asshole that held that position. You forgot all your bitches about illegal wars, about torture, about loss of liberty and have swallowed the Dem Party storyline of “at least we aren’t Bush” (even tho nothing of any substance has changed).
You people keep us in the never-ending ping-pong game of lesser evils, all-the-while never figuring out that evil is evil. Period. I live amongst the most gullible lot of nincompoops, if this is the best you can do.
As for me, if and when I go into any voting booth, I will write in…
…if confronted with an R or D choice.
Of course, the sycophants from the left will say, “But that is a vote for the Republicans” and the righty sycophants will say, “You are voting for a Democrat.” But that is what ignorant sycophants do. They conveniently forget how we got to where we are and that these fools they follow and idolize are simply two sides of the same tainted coin.
I haven’t forgotten:
I remember it vividly, whereas the sycophantic rightys can’t seem to muster two brain cells together to recall the 8 years previous to the latest disaster POTUS administration. For God’s sakes, you are flirting with that idiot, Newt. WTF? Have you no shame?
I am not endorsing the D’s by putting up that video. Like I said, I’ll not vote for either, ever again.
You see, I haven’t forgotten the lies the D’s told us all to get control of Congress and the POTUS-ship. I haven’t forgotten all the outrage of the wars from “the left” which mysteriously disappeared after electing your favorite PARTY CLOWNs. I haven’t forgotten how angry you were with illegal wars, but how quickly you embraced them when the Savior was elected. I haven’t forgotten your idols that bitched and moaned about our military forays in the ME, just to have them rally for the sanity of MORE war and murder.
You see, we are too far gone. There really is nothing more that someone like me can do to spread any sanity… to try to educate you as to what the hell you are getting US in to.
But I do want to make a prediction. I will predict that by your playing their games by their rules, you will give the Republicans a massive victory next week. Enough to change the majority makeup of the House. Not by much, but enough. Enough for what, you ask?
Enough for them to claim they have a mandate from the people of America.
This mandate will entail savage austerity, according to Zerohedge:
In the US, the intensity of the Austerity-For-Workers program will depend partially on the size of Republican gains in the November 2 mid-term elections. More seats going Republican—particularly the loss of the House—means more momentum for attacking working families’ social safety net.
What does this mean to poor rednecks, like myself? It means that IF you think you will get any Unemployment benefit extensions, forget it. Those 99%ers you have read about are about to become 24%ers or a bit more. How about that pension you acquired via hard work? How would you feel if the Gubment took it and reallocated it in Gubment (worthless) Bonds and “promised” you that you will get your money, but on their timeline? What if this austerity includes remaking the Social Security System, radically cutting benefits that are already far underfunded for normal life in America? What if that Medicare that you count on to keep you alive is stripped down to nothing? What if this austerity causes even more job losses in America and that we will NEVER recover the ones already lost?
We are about to embark upon the hardest times of your life (unless you are the mega-wealthy). Our elected officials are about to strip us of social programs that we count on and we will be left to fend for ourselves or die.
Charlie McGrath has one of the best run-downs of what is about to happen that I have seen. Well worth the watch, if you haven’t seen it yet:
Simultaneously, we are about to see inflation jump like never before. It is already happening, as I write this, but the real storm is a month or so away. As one example, College Tuition is going up again. But everything else will, as well. Especially food.
Corn is up 45 percent the last three months. We haven’t seen cotton prices this high since after the Civil War. Soybeans are up. Oil is up. Metals are up. So are coffee and cocoa.In this era of massive liquidity, everything is up, except for food prices—specifically processed food (made from many of the same commodities and other ingredients whose prices have risen).
According to the USDA, that is going to change. In its most recent CPI report for food, the USDA reported that prices are expected to rise in 2011.
For all food, prices are expected to rise two to three percent, which is double the levels of 2010. Meat prices are expected to rise up to 3.5 percent, and dairy 5.5 percent.
And it is a global phenomena (h/t Guardian UK):
Another warning is that crime is on the rise in America and will continue to do so as people get hungry. The Economic Collapse Blog has a list of 12 Statistics That Make You Wonder What Is Happening In America
#1 The murder rate in New York City has increased more than 15 percent in 2010, and the number of rapes has shot up from 943 in 2009 to 1075 so far this year.
#2 In the city of Detroit, crime has gotten so bad and the citizens are so frustrated by the lack of police assistance that they have resorted to forming their own organizations to fight back. One group, known as “Detroit 300″, was formed after a 90-year-old woman on Detroit’s northwest side was brutally raped in August.
#3 Crime in Miami Beach was up almost 11 percent during the first half of 2010.
#4 The murder rate in Tempe, Arizona is now the highest it has been in 10 years.
#5 Shoplifting is completely and totally out of control. According to the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention, every single day Americans steal more than $35 million worth of goods from retail stores.
#6 Today, there are approximately 400,00 registered sex offenders in the United States.
#7 U.S. authorities claim that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs operating inside the United States. According to federal statistics, these 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the violent crimes committed in the U.S. each year.
#8 The median age of the victims of imprisoned sex offenders in the United States is 13 years old.
#9 The crime rate in the San Diego school system is escalating out of control. The following is what San Diego School Police Chief Don Braun recently told the press about the current situation….
“Violent crime in schools has risen 31 percent. Property crime has risen 12 percent. Weapons violations (have gone up) almost 8 percent.”
#1053 percent of all investigated burglaries in the states of California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.
#11 Law enforcement officials estimate that about 600,000 Americans and 65,000 Canadians are trading dirty child pictures online. They also say that the total profit from creating and trading these images is approximately two to three billion dollars every year.
#12 Each year, one out of every five people in the U.S. is victimized by crime. No other nation on the planet has a rate that is higher.
I also read from my home town weekly paper that a very small town in my home county has a Chief of police who is apologizing to residents over the weekly road blocks that they set up in town every Sunday (now becoming renowned for it). As I read thru the list of “arrests” it couldn’t be more clear what they are going after… weed smokers. The vast majority of the arrests were drug related and the biggest proportion, by far, was for marijuana. The fine for less than 1 ounce (1st offense in MS) is about $1,000. After everything is said, done and paid for, it might cost a person $1800 to handle it in court. Fine and dandy, except for the fact that it costs the country $2800 per case.
Not only are these people arresting young folks (ruining their lives) over a weed, they are losing money EVERY time they do it. And the tax payer yawns and scratches his hinder parts and turns on American Idol while sipping his illegal beer in that dry county.
Of course, nothing new on all the break ins and thefts. But never mind that. We stopped those hippies from smoking a little weed.
Look. I know I am experiencing my own hardships (no job, no prospect for a job), but I can’t bury my head. No matter how hard it gets, I believe I will be able to take care of my family utilizing my network I have been setting up for a couple of years (you know who you are). I am not totally prepared, but I have most of what we need to survive. So, I am not just some crazy person freaked out over my own circumstances. This shit is real, people. It is happening right before our eyes and we better be ready for it when it comes… for IT IS COMING.
Let me share with you this list of 30 Reasons Why People Should Be Getting Really Nervous About The State of The U.S. Economy (again from the Economic Collapse blog):
#1 Corporate insiders are selling off stock at a blinding pace and are looking for the exits. Alan Newman, the editor of the Crosscurrents newsletter, examined a number of the top performing stocks in the market including Google, Apple and Target and found that the ratio of corporate insider stock sold to corporate insider stock purchased over the last six months for those companies was 3,177 to 1. At the group of firms that Newman looked at, corporate insiders had purchased 38,000 shares of stock over the last six months and yet had sold off over 120 million shares.
#2 Analysts at both Bank of America and Goldman Sachs both believe that the U.S. Federal Reserve is going to initiate a new round of quantitative easing in November. It does not take a genius to figure out that this is very likely to push up inflation and have very serious consequences for the U.S. dollar.
#3 Economists at Goldman Sachs are projecting that the Fed will have to purchase at least $4 trillion in assets during this next round of quantitative easing to get the U.S. economy moving in a positive direction once again.
#4 In the United States today, there are 5,057 janitors with Ph.D.’s, other doctorates, or professional degrees.
#5 Investors have very little faith in the U.S. dollar (and in paper currencies in general) at this point. Precious metals are soaring to obscene heights. The price of gold has increased more than 20 percent in 2010. The price of silver has skyrocketed about 40 percent this year. These are not signs that indicate that the U.S. financial system is stable.
#6 Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC on Monday that the U.S. dollar is in danger of becoming “toxic waste”.
#7 In the United States today, 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees.
#8 U.S. lending institutions repossessed an all-time record total of 102,134 homes in the month of September. That was the first time that home repossessions in the U.S. had ever exceeded the 100,000 mark during a single month.
#9 According to a Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price report that was released on Tuesday, single family home prices in the United States declined for a second straight month in August.
#10 In the United States today, over 18,000 parking lot attendants have college degrees.
#11 During the months of August and September, the state of Nevada had an unemployment rate of 14.4 percent, which was the highest in the history of the state. Not that the rest of the country is doing any better. The state of California has become a complete and total economic disaster zone, and the city of Detroit, Michigan is literally dying.
#12 The “official” unemployment rate in the United States has been at nine and a half percent or above for 14 consecutive months.
#13 The number of people unemployed in the state of California is approximately equivalent to the populations of Nevada, New Hampshire and Vermont combined.
#14 According to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, there are approximately 3 million more vacant housing units than usual in the United States.
#15 China has reduced the export quota on rare earth elements for the second half of 2010 by 72%, thus strengthening their position in the world economy even more. Rare earth elements are absolutely crucial to the manufacture of a vast array of high technology products, and now even more of them will have to be made in China.
#17 Wheat, corn and other staples are absolutely soaring in price on world markets. These higher food prices are going to hit U.S. consumers hard.
#18 In 2007, 3 U.S. banks failed. In 2008, 25 U.S. banks failed. In 2009, 140 U.S. banks failed. Last Friday, it was announced that 139 U.S. banks have failed so far this year and it is not even the end of October yet.
#19 Total student loan debt in the United States is climbing at a rate of approximately $2,853.88 per second.
#20 Back in 1980, the United States imported approximately 37 percent of the oil that we use. Now we import nearly 60 percent of the oil that we use.
#21 According to an analysis by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the health care reform legislation that Congress didn’t read but passed into law anyway will generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes on the American people by the year 2019.
#22 Median household income in the U.S. declined from $51,726 in 2008 to $50,221 in 2009. That was the second yearly decline in a row.
#23 One out of every six Americans is now enrolled in a government anti-poverty program, and yet the number of Americans signing up for food stamps and other social programs just continues to set new all-time records month after month after month.
#24 The number of Americans working part-time jobs “for economic reasons” is now the highest it has been in at least five decades.
#25 American 15-year-olds do not even rank in the top half of all advanced nations when it comes to math or science literacy.
#26 According to a recent poll conducted by CNBC, 92 percent of Americans believe that the performance of the U.S. economy is either “fair” or “poor”.
#27 After analyzing Congressional Budget Office data, Boston University economics professor Laurence J. Kotlikoff came to the conclusion that the U.S. government is now facing a “fiscal gap” of $202 trillion dollars.
#28 A trillion $10 bills, if they were taped end to end, would wrap around the earth more than 380 times. That amount of money would still not be enough to pay off the U.S. national debt.
#29 According to the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. national debt is rapidly closing in on 14 trillion dollars and and will climb to an estimated $19.6 trillion by 2015.
#30 At our current pace, the Congressional Budget Office is projecting that U.S. government public debt will hit 716 percent of GDP by the year 2080.
You want to know what doesn’t stop? Military Spending and the expansion of the Empire. We got all the money in the world for murder and mayhem.
It might easily be attributed to insanity on my part (I am imagining all this). Maybe those of you that might agree with much of what I write are insane, too? Maybe most everyone else is hypnotized?
Or maybe you are being poisoned and I am not? I have been pondering this question (the name of the post) a lot lately. How is it possible that an old redneck, like myself, can see and understand such things as the fact that America has become a Corporatist State (a Fascist State); or that the two faux parties are really just a means to divide and conquer a citizenry and keep them voting against their very own interests and truly putting themselves in harm’s way by doing so; or that putting a known poison (an industrial hazardous waste) into our drinking water cannot be GOOD for me (on the contrary, a simple study of history shows that the ONLY purpose Fluoride in water has ever had is to dumb down the citizenry and make them malleable… controllable… sheep to the slaughter)?
Is there some physical advantage I have over others? Am I “smarter” than you?
The answer is a definite NO to those last two questions: EXCEPT for one small little thingy I have been studying lately (and B Waves was the first to turn me on to this… thanks, Buddy). For some reason my “third eye” is opened and seeing. But why? Why has “the seat of my soul” been opened?
Descartes said this about the pineal gland:
“My view is that this gland is the principal seat of the soul, and the place in which all our thoughts are formed. The reason I believe this is that I cannot find any part of the brain, except this, which is not double. Since we see only one thing with two eyes, and hear only one voice with two ears, and in short have never more than one thought at a time, it must necessarily be the case that the impressions which enter by the two eyes or by the two ears, and so on, unite with each other in some part of the body before being considered by the soul. Now it is impossible to find any such place in the whole head except this gland; moreover it is situated in the most suitable possible place for this purpose, in the middle of all the concavities; and it is supported and surrounded by the little branches of the carotid arteries which bring the spirits into the brain.” (29 January 1640, AT III:19-20, CSMK 143)
Many people have never even heard of this grain of rice sized gland stuck in the middle of your brain, but something tells me that this little bugger is extremely important in our ability to sift thru the bullshit. So, what causes it to calcify? And how does one avoid it? Is there anything else that contributes to the calcification or elimination of the calcification that occurs, supposedly, as we grow older?
One key ingredient, imo, is fluoride (I have spoken of it here on many occasions). Back in 1954, a Chemist named Charles Eliot Perkins wrote the following letter to the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after researching the effects of this poison on the human body:
“I have your letter of September 29 asking for further documentation regarding a statement made in my book, The Truth About Water Fluoridation, to the effect that the idea of water fluoridation was brought to England from Russia by the Russian Communist Kreminoff. “In the 1930′s, Hitler and the German Nazi’s envisioned a world to be dominated and controlled by a Nazi philosophy of pan-Germanism. The German chemists worked out a very ingenious and far-reaching plan of mass-control which was submitted to and adopted by the German General Staff. This plan was to control the population in any given area through mass medication of drinking water supplies. By this method they could control the population in whole areas, reduce population by water medication that would produce sterility in women, and so on. In this scheme of mass-control, sodium fluoride occupied a prominent place. …
“Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of fluoride will in time reduce an individual’s power to resist domination, by slowly poisoning and narcotizing a certain area of the brain, thus making him submissive to the will of those who wish to govern him. [A convenient light lobotomy]
“The real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children’s teeth. If this were the real reason there are many ways in which it could be done that are much easier, cheaper, and far more effective. The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control and loss of liberty.
“When the Nazis under Hitler decided to go into Poland, both the German General Staff and the Russian General Staff exchanged scientific and military ideas, plans, and personnel, and the scheme of mass control through water medication was seized upon by the Russian Communists because it fitted ideally into their plan to communize the world. …
“I was told of this entire scheme by a German chemist who was an official of the great IG Farben chemical industries and was also prominent in the Nazi movement at the time. I say this with all the earnestness and sincerity of a scientist who has spent nearly 20 years’ research into the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and pathology of fluorine–any person who drinks artificially fluorinated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person mentally or physically.”
CHARLES E. PERKINS, Chemist, 2 October 1954.
OK, so I have been preaching around here about fluoride and its harmful, even mind-controlling effects. But, it has only been within the last 10 years or so that I have been more careful about it: like refusing fluoride “treatments” at the dentist’s office (which, coincidentally, insurance no longer covers and they expect money on the spot should you want the “treatment”… this is something that reeks “cover-their-ass”, imo). I bought a water distiller and the only water we cook with and drink in this house is from that machine (which I must say is the very best tasting water I ever drank in my life, by far).
What if I told you I have been “anointed” from on High? Would you think me a religious nutcase?
What if you actually found out that the “Christ” (the Anointed One) was actually anointed with kaneh-bosem and that I, too, have been anointed?
OMG: you redneck heretic! Jesus didn’t do weed.
According to The Living Torah, He did.
Well, He may not have smoked it, but He sure as hell had it poured over Him.
I will post something more about this later this week, but it is my belief that this anointing I have experienced (for most of my life, no less) has kept my B waves active, of which my pineal gland is kept active and working full time.
Either that or I am smarter than the average bear? I believe it is the B Wave manipulation and the elimination of the fluoride.
Learned Helplessness!!! I watch TV about five maybe six hours a week. Yesterday a show was on with a well-known psychologist (host) and they had a group of people in a room filling out an application for a job. Room looked like a library and had seven to eight “people” all filling out the same application for the same job. One guy (test subject) was the only real person thinking he was putting in for a position with this company. Highly paid job…. So all of a sudden smoke comes out from under the door he was led in from. Just a tiny bit at first with no odor. So Joe, the test subject, looks around and sees nobody else noticing the smoke. Then they turn up the smoke a lil’ bit. Now it is filling a good spot blocking the door from view. Joe looks around ….no one is looking up, they are intensely filling out this application. Now the people putting on this experiment add odor. Six minutes have passed and since no one else is alarmed, neither is Joe. Finally after 3/4 of the room filled with the smoke Joe stands up at the 9:58 mark into this. He touches the door knob with the back of his hand and it is cool to the touch. Joe returns to his seat! He doesn’t say anything to anyone and is looking around and no one looks up from what they are doing and haven’t since this started.
Joe said later in the “debriefing” he felt alarmed, but at ease also because of the lack of concern of everybody else. He also stated he didn’t say anything because no one looked him in the eye. He didn’t tap on anyone because they were busy. How would you react? Like Joe??? Out of a thousand this test has been tried on 635 are just like Joe. The people who didn’t act like Joe were over 35. Joe was 26. Joe has always worked in an office with dozens of other people. Joe has a college degree. Joe belongs to the same political party and same church as his parents. Joe said in his defense that he thought the smoke was part of the job application.
All I can say is don’t be an average Joe. Always see where the smoke is coming from!!! It could be good or bad, but do investigate!! Get someones attention and give them the chance to see what you’re seeing. Maybe they already know where the smoke is coming from! Think for yourself!!! Take care of yourself!!! Get outside!!! Maybe watch the sun come up sometime. It’s refreshing!!! Watch it set!! It will let you reflect on past events and people.
It is getting many of my friends. Dog got it way back in the mid 90′s. It (or probably the Chemo) killed him. Elmo got it and is fighting it with Chemo and the latest update is that his tumor has shrunk. Jen, my buddy, died from a brain tumor that THC heals, but she didn’t have that option. My Mom’s friend (and new friend to me) Ruth has it.
I have many friends and relatives who have or had cancer: some live and some died.
But what is it and why do we have it on earth?
Abnormal Angiogenesis is the culprit and the hallmark of every type of cancer. We will all, 100% of us, experience microscopic cancer cells within our lives (especially if we live to be around 70). Many of us will have these small cancers well before then. But, we may never develop a mass of cancerous cells UNLESS angiogenesis occurs (the body’s ability to make blood vessels that feed the cancer). If we stop angiogenesis, we stop the cancer. Here is a very good description of the details of how and why:
Mr William Li tells us that it is not enough to use angiogenesis to stop cancers that are already surviving and growing in our body, but the best way is to stop the blood vessels in the first place. But how? Of course, via nutrition. Dr Mercola explains it even further, then adds this very important information about vitamin D:
It’s virtually impossible to discuss cancer prevention today without discussing vitamin D, as the scientific evidence of its anti-cancerous benefits is truly impressive.
For example, intake of vitamin D3 and calcium could potentially prevent 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer annually in the United States and Canada, according to a complex computer prediction model.
This model also predicted that 75 percent of deaths from these cancers could be prevented with adequate intake of vitamin D3 and calcium.
Theories linking vitamin D to certain cancers have been tested and confirmed in more than 200 epidemiological studies, and understanding of its physiological basis stems from more than 2,500 laboratory studies, according to epidemiologist Cedric Garland, DrPH, professor of family and preventive medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Garland is widely regarded as the leading epidemiologist on vitamin D and its relation to health. He led one of the latest studies on vitamin D for cancer prevention and proposed a new model of cancer development — dubbed DINOMIT– that is centered on a loss of cancer cells’ ability to stick together.
The model is a departure from the older model of cancer development, which centers on genetic mutations as the earliest driving forces behind cancer. According to Dr. Garland:
“The first event in cancer is loss of communication among cells due to, among other things, low vitamin D and calcium levels. In this new model, we propose that this loss may play a key role in cancer by disrupting the communication between cells that is essential to healthy cell turnover, allowing more aggressive cancer cells to take over.”
So clearly, no cancer prevention plan is complete without this simple lifestyle modification.
Normalizing your vitamin D levels with safe amounts of sun exposure is one of the most effective, and least expensive, strategies that is available to most people. Ideally, you’ll want to monitor your vitamin D levels to make sure your levels stay within a therapeutic range year-round.
Here are several additional strategies you can incorporate to virtually eliminate your cancer risk:
- Control your insulin levels by limiting your intake of processed foods and sugars as much as possible.
- Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats.
- Exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks.
- Have a tool to permanently erase the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. My particular favorite tool for this purpose, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique.
- Only 25 percent of people eat enough vegetables, so by all means eat as many vegetables as you are comfortable with. Ideally, they should be fresh and organic. However, please understand that, frequently, fresh conventionally grown vegetables are healthier than organic ones that are older and wilted in the grocery store. They are certainly better than no vegetables at all, so don’t use that as an excuse. If you are a carb nutritional type you may need up to 300 percent more vegetables than a protein nutritional type.
- Maintain an ideal body weight.
- Get enough high-quality sleep.
- Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.
- Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them.
Obviously, the best approach to cancer is to avoid it in the first place. Good diet, sleep, and certain minor changes in lifestyle can help avoid cancers. But what if much of the food you have access to is some of the main culprits in the cause? What if cancer cells feed on fructose (which is sugar, especially the refined stuff, and most especially the high fructose corn syrup found in virtually everything, including breads and soft drinks, etc)?
WASHINGTON — Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.
Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.
They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.
“These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation,” Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.
“They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth.”
Cool. So avoiding sugars, especially refined sugars like the mess they put in cokes and bread is a way to limit the ability of these cancers to form and grow. And this is something my family has been doing for a while, although getting it ALL out is virtually impossible, if you ever buy anything at the grocery store or at a fast food restaurant.
Now, something that is extremely interesting and seems to bolster this idea about added sugars, is a recent study that found that researchers cannot find cancer in ancient humans or dinosaurs. Meaning that cancers are a relatively recent phenomena (the Greeks first knew of cancers over 2,000 years ago), but it was relatively obscure. The rapid rates we see now can conceivably be connected to the food and nutrition of today’s man. Read the words of Professor Rosalie David in the following UK Mail Online article:
Cancer ‘is purely man-made’ say scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies
‘In industrialised societies, cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of death. But in ancient times, it was extremely rare.
‘There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.
‘The important thing about our study is that it gives a historical perspective to this disease. We can make very clear statements on the cancer rates in societies because we have a full overview. We have looked at millennia, not one hundred years, and have masses of data.
‘Yet again extensive ancient Egyptian data, along with other data from across the millennia, has given modern society a clear message – cancer is man-made and something that we can and should address.’
So, cancer was relatively unknown back before the industrial age and the age that we started this insane diet that we now embark upon. It gets worse the more of the refined sugars and bad nutrition are attributed. But, many of us are growing older and have a lifetime of consuming this crap. Is it too late? What if we get cancer? What should we do?
Elmo is getting Chemo and it seems to work. But, in many cases, this is not the case. I want to present the following movie, especially for my friend Ed at Not Another CONspiracy. Ed’s sister is extremely sick and near death. She is scared and I understand that fear. Her only recourse is additional chemo which could likely kill her, for much of that stuff is toxic and as I explained earlier, is what I believe got Dog many years ago.
That is just part 1 of 13 and well worth every minute. Please watch the entire series. I loved this film for its information and hope.
You can find the entire playlist here:
I want to add that the “sick care industry” wants you sick. You MUST understand this simple point. If you aren’t sick, they make no money. To this end, we must always realize that there is a profit motive to keep people eating this crap… not only for the food manufacturers that cut corners and save money using less than healthy ingredients, but there is an undeniably HIGH profit motive in the so-called “health care industry”.
I can attest to this simply from my last visit to my doctor (which has now been over 6 months). There, I ask the Nurse practitioner if diet and exercise could help my blood pressure and lose weight? This person is MUCH larger than I was at the time and basically told me that it might help, but medications would help also.
See how that works?
If these people actually understood the body and how it uses nutrition to fight illness, that story would be what I preach to you now.
But that is NOT, by and large, what the health care industry is interested in. Cause if I get healthy and have no reason to go see them, they make no money.
This ain’t rocket science, you know?
Now, I wonder if this could also be the prime issue with MANY of our diseases like Alzheimer’s, etc? Could we stop many of the debilitating diseases simply by diet, nutrition and exercise?
(Oh, and don’t be freaked out over a coffee enema… I have had barium shoved up my hiney, so there)
Originally found at Travinyle1 Youtube Channel
We get what we deserve (and the french get what they deserve, which is more than us). America Number 1? Yes. In pussies.
As I was reading my morning news/blog feed I found a great post done by Greg at the Goon Squad called “Maybe This World Is Another Planet’s Hell“. It contains several quotes that reference the insouciance of Sheople, in general, and points out the obvious truth that it is the highly insane who run things. Greg credits My Favorite Quotes – Insanity for many (maybe all) of the quotes. The entire post is really good and I recommend it highly. It truly expresses my same rage and misunderstanding of why Americans are so incredulous about how they are used to finance the evils of corrupt and murderous freaks, all-the-while keeping their mouths shut (For WHAT? in hopes of getting a good missile building job???).
I have hinted at the hypocrisy I have witnessed from those who gain from this Military Industrial Complex, protected by their chosen job (which will be there as long as the Empire exists). Those friends are not alone for there are others, calling themselves “loving Christians” (at least when it comes to white Americans with a similar political stance), that defy logic and rational thought when considering their claimed beliefs compared to what they (willingly or not) support that defies that very belief. I wonder what it takes to make the jump with one’s personal understanding of the Christian concepts of love, peace, joy, long-suffering, etc, to being able to believe , support and SPREAD the lies that kill so many innocent people (especially the children… MOST especially because we are Killing Innocent People For “Made-Up Crap”), defying those very concepts?
Do you think that Chris from Empire Burlesque may be on to something when he quotes from Johann Hari?
Imagine if, an hour from now, a robot-plane swooped over your house and blasted it to pieces. The plane has no pilot. It is controlled with a joystick from 7,000 miles away, sent by the Pakistani military to kill you. It blows up all the houses in your street, and so barbecues your family and your neighbours until there is nothing left to bury but a few charred slops. Why? They refuse to comment. They don’t even admit the robot-planes belong to them. But they tell the Pakistani newspapers back home it is because one of you was planning to attack Pakistan. How do they know? Somebody told them. Who? You don’t know, and there are no appeals against the robot.
Now imagine it doesn’t end there: these attacks are happening every week somewhere in your country. They blow up funerals and family dinners and children. The number of robot-planes in the sky is increasing every week. You discover they are named “Predators”, or “Reapers” – after the Grim Reaper. No matter how much you plead, no matter how much you make it clear you are a peaceful civilian getting on with your life, it won’t stop. What do you do? If there was a group arguing that Pakistan was an evil nation that deserved to be violently attacked, would you now start to listen?
…[This] is in fact an accurate description of life in much of Pakistan today, with the sides flipped. The Predators and Reapers are being sent by Barack Obama’s CIA, with the support of other Western governments, and they killed more than 700 civilians in 2009 alone – 14 times the number killed in the 7/7 attacks in London. The floods were seen as an opportunity to increase the attacks, and last month saw the largest number of robot-plane bombings ever: 22. Over the next decade, spending on drones is set to increase by 700 per cent.
What kind of disconnect does it take? How can one go worship the ‘Prince of PEACE‘ every Sunday (or, everyday, as you should, IF you are actually a “Christian”). We have had the peanut gallery of Christianity support the murderers and belittle the peace lovers to an extent that I don’t even recognize Christ in America’s Christianity any more. From every appearance, we are really just a Jewish extension of the War God they seem to emulate and follow (or, at least what their Zionist controllers worship). We have allowed the religious fools “leaders” like John (The Snapper) Hagee , Jerry (“married to a prostitute“)Falwell, Pat (“diamonds are a preacher’s best friend“) Robertson, and no telling how many wannabes of them spread all throughout America, to equate their end times fear rhetoric with their never-ending support of Zionism (under the guise of The Rapture).
Sickening that so many could be duped so badly, but that, in essence is exactly what today’s American Christianity has become… duped by charlatans that openly DEFY the teachings of Christ, using His name as they do so. (I know, I know… “You’re Church isn’t like that!”)
If it isn’t, it is either you don’t realize it or it will be soon. They all end up that way. It is all human run. That is what humans do… screw up the things of God and make a man-made kingdom with a God in their likeness (not the other way around). Organized religion is the scourge of the Earth. Individual believers are not.
Back to Greg’s post, he references Mark Twain’s “War Prayer” and the history behind it. It occurred to me that many of my friends, relatives and others may have never read or heard this before and I think it is one of Twain’s best works (it apparently was so revolutionary that he was afraid to publish it until after his death, which for Twain was incredible within itself). He felt that his family would be in danger if he published it sooner:
It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun; daily the young volunteers marched down the wide avenue gay and fine in their new uniforms, the proud fathers and mothers and sisters and sweethearts cheering them with voices choked with happy emotion as they swung by; nightly the packed mass meetings listened, panting, to patriot oratory which stirred the deepest deeps of their hearts, and which they interrupted at briefest intervals with cyclones of applause, the tears running down their cheeks the while; in the churches the pastors preached devotion to flag and country, and invoked the God of Battles beseeching His aid in our good cause in outpourings of fervid eloquence which moved every listener. It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety’s sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way….
If you have never read or heard the entire thing, please click below and listen to:
It isn’t very long and is wonderful.
Now, back in 2001, just after the “attacks” on the WTC, my small community had a candle light vigil at the city park (I may have referenced this here before, I dunno). There were many churches gathered (perhaps the biggest crowd I have ever witnessed at this small park). Several hundreds of people, anyway. As is the case with most of these types of events, we had the preening banty rooster preachers falling all over themselves to offer the best “War Prayer”. It was evident immediately, that the war bandwagon was assembled and all of these “leaders” were on it and insisting that their “flocks” get on board, too.
I have never heard such “protect America”, “provide vengeance” rhetoric in my whole life. The entire time (HOURS) I was standing there and I kept waiting for it: for the prayer that Jesus demanded from His followers to pray for our enemies. I waited and waited and all I heard was the same old America Number 1 crap and that we needed to get back at those Muslims/Terrorists/Murderers.
I even waited as my preacher got up there to give his prayer and it didn’t happen. No One would pray for the enemies.
Now, I thought this to be very strange at the time, because I was under the impression that Christians actually did and preached what Christ told them to do and preach. I was an “assistant pastor” (yes, egad) and well-studied in the Bible (many translations and an extremely in-depth study of the original languages), so I thought that anyone and everyone would believe that the Prince of Peace, you know, actually PREFERRED peace over war. How stupid I must have been.
So, me and my radicalism decided that it would be ME to finally do it.
You could have cut the tension with a knife when I was finished (about a 45 second prayer, consisting of, basically, “Lord, you changed me, so why can’t you change them” type of prayer). To bring peace and harmony to the evil-doers (this, at a time that I still believed the “official story” about how those evil Muslims killed so many of out wonderful, Christian people…).
And, what gets me most today, after all these years, is that these very same Christian types still hold the same hatred towards people who had little or nothing to do with that event.
Those Muslims DID NOT demolish those buildings with the obvious demolitions that were used. But us wonderfully, loving Christians of America don’t seem to care one way or another. They could have told us that it was the Smurfs attacking us and we would gladly arm the Nuke ourselves.
It is the most difficult thing for me to understand about my fellow Christian citizens.
On a personal note: there is a company locally that does this sort of drone stuff. I have family members who seem put out that I won’t go “talk to them” about a job. But how in the hell can I? How can I become what I preach against? How could I let myself become one of the ones that are willing to ignore or defy what they believe, just to make a buck?
But that is what it is becoming in America, folks? If you want to excel, hard work doesn’t do it for you any more. You must be “smart” enough to “get on board” with the system. You MUST drop any illusion to actually mimicking the one that you use in Name, but deny in character and understanding, and join the bomb makers to “save lives” (as I was corrected the other day when I told my father-in-law that I couldn’t work for people who were killing innocent children).
You see, we must kill those little towel headed children to be able to say we save our kids lives.
The disconnect of most people never ceases to amaze me. Being from the Deep South (and the Bible Belt), where it is known that all the American “good Christians” reside, do we not have the ability to consider that our massive Christian-ness has done nothing to keep our people from becoming thugs and criminals?
Isn’t that a conundrum for the preacher man? Or for those who keep touting the underlying “goodness” of the American People?
How is it that America has the highest rate of incarceration IN THE WORLD?
We have almost 2.5M people behind bars. We have more inmates than the Top 35 European Countries COMBINED (you know, all those godless “Socialist” countries). That means that 1 out of every 100 in America is in prison. In comparison, we had only 500,000 in prison in 1980 (that is over a 300% increase).
The break down up and until 2008 is below:
In 2008, according to the Department of Justice, there were 7,308,200 persons in the US corrections system, of whom 4,270,917 were on probation, 828,169 were on parole, 785,556 were in jails, and 1,518,559 were in state and federal prisons.
In 2000, there were 6,445,100 people in the correctional population of whom 3,826,209 were on probation, 723,898 were on parole, 621,149 were in jails, and 1,316,333 were in state and federal prisons.
In 1995, there were 5,342,900 people in the correctional population of whom 3,077,861 were on probation, 679,421 were on parole, 507,044 were in jails, and 1,078,542 were in state and federal prisons.
It is important to note that this didn’t occur because crime rates went up:
The United States’ prison population did not balloon by accident, nor was its expansion
driven principally by surging crime rates or demographic dynamics beyond the control of
state leaders. Rather, the growth flowed primarily from changes in sentencing laws, inmate
release decisions, community supervision practices and other correctional policies that
determine who goes to prison and for how long.
The question becomes, “Is America Full Of Criminals”? When did this Christian Nation become a Criminal Nation?
Well, you know me, I tend to follow the money to see the why’s and wherefore’s. The Pew Research Center recently published, “COLLATERAL COSTS: Incarceration’s Effect On Economic Mobility,” which goes to great lengths to break down the numbers and explain how, once incarcerated, the economic recovery or mobility is squashed. But not only for those incarcerated, but for their children, as well.
First note that $1 out of every $15 of the general fund is used for state correctional costs. It is about $50BILLION per year.
But look what that number gets those in control. They have a captured portion of the public, which can no longer vote, which can be used for slave labor wages, and marks the person and their family for life, making it virtually impossible to earn any real wages or get ahead (there are a few notable exceptions, but they are mainly in politics… people like Henry Kissinger, Traficant, Oliver North, G Gordon Liddy, and many others). It appears that if you are a criminal and in politics, there is a future for you.
I mean, for God’s sake, just consider that evil bastard, Nixon. Or George W Bush, for that matter.
Sorry, I probably offended some of you that still hold your respect for N and W.
Here, take a look for yourself at the ICSDP report that breaks down some of the numbers in an easy to follow manner:
ICSDP REPORT: US Government Data on Cannabis Prohibition
Between 1981 and 2002 $271BILLION has been spent on anti-drug efforts.
That means that they have increased the budget over 600% (do I have to tell you that this is YOUR tax dollar?).
Between 1990 and 2007 there were over 11,000,000 arrests on marijuana related charges.
Contrary to popular belief (and the scare tactics used), black people use marijuana less than whites, but go to jail far more: 300% higher rates.
The total annual cost of marijuana prohibition is estimated to be $10 BILLION (to arrest, prosecute and jail for a weed that is a miracle drug). According to government data, all the BILLIONS spent haven’t helped the imaginary situation at all.
Potency is up and the price is lower (all the while, the government cannot keep the stuff out of kid’s hands).
Any kid can tell you how easy it is to get, even after ALL that money spent, nor has the number of kids using declined.
The lying liars will tell you that the rates would be even higher if we didn’t spend so much money. However, the truth is that there is approximately 42% that are lifetime users. Data from other countries tells a totally different story, as well. The Netherlands has basically legalized pot and we still have over DOUBLE the usage of their adults and children.
So the question must be asked: what does the $10BILLION and 11 MILLION arrested for pot get us, as Americans? Again, folks, follow the money. Drug cartels, Mexican bandits, and organized crime reap huge profits. You, the gullible tax payer, pay for the idiocy.
What do you think would happen to the drug cartels and gang’s if you took away this profit margin and reinvested our tax dollar into substance abuse programs, instead of prisons?
Would there be 28,000 murders in Mexico since 2006, if we disallowed their drug cartels to thrive due to our foolish approach? What would happen to them IF we removed 60% of their profits, simply by legalizing marijuana?
Please read the ICSDP report for yourself.
Inviting us to bow down before the
god of fortune by Frank Furedi
Today’s deification of fear encourages us to succumb to fate. But we should learn from the Romans and seek to subdue Fortuna.
Who decides our individual fates? How much of our future is influenced by our exercise of free will? Humanity’s destiny has been the subject of controversy since the beginning of history.
Back in ancient times, different gods were endowed with the ability to thwart our ambitions or to bless us with good fortune. The Romans worshipped the goddess Fortuna, giving her great power over human affairs. Nevertheless, they still believed that her influence could be contained and even overcome by men of true virtue. As the saying goes: ‘Fortune favours the brave.’ This belief that the power of fortune could be limited through human effort and will is one of the most important legacies of humanism.
The belief in people’s capacity to exercise their will and shape their future flourished during the Renaissance, creating a world in which people could dream about struggling against the tide of fortune. A new refusal to defer to fate was expressed through affirming the human potential. Later, during the period of Enlightenment, this sensibility developed further, giving rise to a belief that, in certain circumstances, mankind could gain the freedom necessary to influence its future.
In the twenty-first century, however, the optimistic belief in humanity’s ability to subdue the unknown and become the master of its fate has given way to a belief that we are powerless to deal with the perils that confront us. Today, the problems associated with risk and uncertainty are constantly being amplified and, courtesy of our own imaginations, are turned into existential threats. Consequently, it is rare for unexpected natural events to be treated as just that; rather, they are swiftly dramatised and transformed into a threat to human survival.
The clearest expression of this tendency can be found in the dramatisation of weather forecasting. Once upon a time, TV weather forecasts were just those boring moments when you got up to make a snack. But with the invention of concepts like ‘extreme weather’, routine events such as storms, smog or unexpected snowfall have been turned into compelling entertainment. Also these days, a relatively ordinary technical IT problem, such as the so-called Millennium Bug, can be interpreted as a threat of apocalyptic proportions; and officialdom’s reaction to a flu epidemic can look like it was taken from the plotline of a Hollywood disaster movie. Recently, when the World Health Organisation warned that the human species was threatened by swine flu, it became clear that cultural prejudice rather than sober risk assessment influences much of current official thinking.
In recent times, European culture has become confused about the meaning of uncertainty and risk. As a result, it finds it difficult to live with the notion of Fortuna. Contemporary Western cultural attitudes towards uncertainty, chance and risk are far more pessimistic and confused than they were during most of the modern era. Only rarely is uncertainty about something looked upon as an opportunity to take responsibility for our destiny. Invariably, uncertainty is presented as a marker for danger, and change is often regarded with dread.
Frequently, worst-case thinking displaces any genuine risk-assessment process. Risk assessment is based on an attempt to calculate the probability of different outcomes. Worst-case thinking – these days known as precautionary thinking – is based on an act of imagination. It imagines the worst-case scenario and demands that we take action on that basis. For example, earlier this year, the fear that particles in the ash cloud from the volcanic eruption in Iceland could cause aeroplane engines to shut down automatically mutated into the conclusion that they would. It was the fantasy of the worst case, rather than risk assessment, which led to the panicky official ban on air travel.
Implicitly, and sometimes explicitly, advocates of worst-case thinking argue that society should stop looking at risk in terms of a balance of probabilities. These critics of probabilistic thinking are calling for a radical break with past practices, on the grounds that today we simply lack the information to calculate probabilities effectively. Their rejection of the practice of calculating probabilities is motivated by a belief that the dangers we face are so overwhelming and catastrophic – the Millennium Bug, international terrorism, swine flu, climate change – that we cannot wait until we have all the information before we calculate their destructive effects. ‘Shut it down!’ is the default response. One of the many regrettable consequences of this outlook is that policies designed to deal with threats are increasingly based on feelings and intuition rather than on evidence or facts.
Worst-case thinking encourages the adoption of fear as one of the dominant principles around which the public, and its government and institutions, should organise their lives. It institutionalises insecurity and fosters a mood of confusion and powerlessness. By popularising the belief that worst cases are normal, it incites people to feel defenceless and vulnerable in the face of a wide range of threats. In all but name, it is an invitation for us to defer to Fortuna.
Crisis of causalityThe tendency to engage with uncertainty through the prism of fear, and always to anticipate destructive outcomes, can be understood as a crisis of causality. Increasingly, policymakers are demanding precaution in relation to various different problems. When events appear to have little meaning, and when society finds it difficult to account for the origins and the possible future trajectory of those events, then it is tempting to rely on caution rather than on reasoning. Human beings have always exercised caution when dealing with uncertainty. Today, however, caution has become politicised and has been turned into a dominant cultural norm.
The clearest manifestation of this is the rise of the idea of sustainability. The doctrine of sustainability demands that we don’t take any risks with our future. Taking decisive action to promote progress is seen as far more dangerous than simply staying still. That is why, these days, the ideals of development, progress and economic growth enjoy little cultural valuation. In contrast, just to ‘sustain’ a future of more of the same is represented as a worthwhile objective.
Today’s precautionary culture answers the age-old question about where fate ends and free will begins by insisting that our fate is to sustain. In Roman times, and during the Renaissance, it was argued that virtus could overcome the power of Fortuna. The ideals of virtue upheld courage, prudence, intelligence, a dedication to the public good, and a willingness to take risks. Petrarch’s remarkable The Remedies of Both Kinds of Fortune (1366) proposed the very modern and radical idea that mankind had the potential to control his destiny. In the context of the Renaissance, the conviction that people had the power to transform the physical world began to gain ground. In the current climate, however, when Western culture is so apprehensive about dealing with uncertainty, our aspiration to transform, develop and progress has been overwhelmed by the ethos of caution and sustainability.
The crisis of causality expresses a profound sense of unease towards people’s capacity to know. This has a significant influence on the way that communities interpret the world around them. Once the authority of knowledge is undermined, people lose confidence in their ability to interpret new events. Without the guidance of knowledge, world events can appear as random and arbitrary acts that are beyond comprehension. This crisis of causality does not simply deprive society of an ability to grasp the chain of events that led to a particular outcome; it also diminishes the ability to find meaning in what sometimes appears as a series of arbitrary events.
Frequently, the dangers faced by humans are represented as problems that we can’t really understand. In contrast to the Enlightenment’s conviction that knowledge could eventually solve all problems, the intellectual temper today tends to focus on the impossibility of knowing. This pessimistic view of our capacity to understand has important implications for how society views its future. If the impact of our actions on the future is not knowable, then our anxieties towards change become amplified. The scepticism about our ability to anticipate outcomes is often based on the idea that we simply don’t have the time to catch up with the fast and far-reaching consequences of modern technological development. Many experts claim that since technological innovations have such rapid consequences, there is simply no time to understand their likely effects.
In a roundabout way, the devaluation of knowledge expresses a diminishing of belief in the power and influence of human subjectivity. That is why it is now commonplace to hear the Enlightenment project described as naive, or to see scientists castigated for ‘playing God’. The idea of diminished subjectivity, as communicated through the precautionary culture, inexorably leads to a reconciliation with – if not a deference to – fate.
One of the most important ways in which today’s sense of diminished subjectivity is experienced is through the feeling that individuals are being manipulated and influenced by hidden powerful forces. Not just spindoctors, subliminal advertising and the media, but also powers that have no name. That is why we frequently attribute unexplained physical and psychological symptoms to unspecific forces, such as the food we eat, the water we drink, an extending variety of pollutants and substances transmitted by new technologies and other invisible processes.
The American academic, Timothy Melley, has characterised this response as agency panic. ‘Agency panic is intense anxiety about an apparent loss of autonomy, the conviction that one’s actions are being controlled by someone else or that one has been “constructed” by powerful, external agents’, writes Melley. The perception that one’s behaviour and action are controlled by external agents is symptomatic of a heightened sense of fatalism, which springs from today’s sense of diminished subjectivity. The feeling of being subject to manipulation and external control – the very stuff of conspiracy theory – is consistent with the perception of being vulnerable or ‘at risk’. As Melley observes, this reaction ‘stems largely from a sense of diminished human agency, a feeling that individuals cannot effect meaningful social action and, in extreme cases, may not be able to control their own behaviour’.
The re-emergence of pre-modern anxieties about hidden forces is testimony to the weakening of the humanist sensibility that emerged as part of the Enlightenment. The loss of a sense of human agency has not only undermined the public’s engagement with politics – it has also altered the way in which people make sense of the world around them. The crisis of causality means that the most important events are now seen as being shaped and determined by a hidden agenda. We seem to be living in a shadowy world akin to The Matrix movies, where the issue at stake is the reality that we inhabit and who is being manipulated by whom.
In previous times, that kind of attitude was mainly held by right-wing populist movements, which saw the hand of a Jewish or a Masonic or a Communist conspiracy behind all major world events. Today, conspiracy theory has gone mainstream, and many of its most vociferous promoters can be found in radical protest movements and amongst the cultural left. Increasingly, important events are viewed as the products of a cover-up, as the search for the ‘hidden hand’ manipulating a particular story comes to dominate public life. Conspiracy theory constructs worlds where everything important is manipulated behind our backs and where we simply do not know who is responsible for our predicament. In such circumstances, we have no choice but to defer to our fate.
It is through conspiracy theories that Fortuna reappears – but it does so in a form that is far more degraded than in Roman times. To their credit, the Romans were able to counterpose virtus to Fortuna. In a precautionary culture, however, fortune favours the risk-averse, not the brave. The current deification of fear instructs us to bow to fate. In such circumstances, there is not much room left for freedom or the exercise of free will. Yet if we have to defer to fate, how can we be held to account? In the absence of the freedom to influence the future, how can there be human responsibility? One of the principal accomplishments of the precautionary culture has been to normalise irresponsibility. We should reject this perspective, in favour of a mighty dose of humanist courage.
The above is a speech given at the Philosophy Festival in Modena, Italy, on 18 September 2010. An edited version was published in theAustralian on 9 October 2010.
Presented with the Author’s permission and without my dumbass commentary (hopefully you will see the connection):
By Giordano Bruno
Neithercorp Press – 10/06/2010
Time is running out in the little western town of Hadleyville. Frank Miller, the leader of a violent gang that terrorized the hapless settlement years ago, was sent to the gallows by Will Kane, the local marshal, but the justice system failed, and now after so long, Frank Miller is free, heading back to Hadleyville on the noon train to meet his men, and take revenge…
Will Kane is just married, just retired, and just about to leave town when he gets the news that the tyrant he had deposed is about to waltz back into the parish with impunity and begin killing the people who sent him away. Everyone is afraid of reverting back to the terrible past they had left behind them. Kane decides to stay in town until the matter is resolved, and he reaches out to the local community for assistance in stopping Miller’s band of thugs. There’s just one problem; no one will help him…
And so begins ‘High Noon’, a film I had seen when I was younger and loved, but did not fully appreciate until today. Being a kind of “cinema scholar”, I had always been struck with how different High Noon was from almost every other western I had ever seen. Sure, ‘The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly’ was fantastic, and ‘The Wild Bunch’ was genius, but these movies were about “anti-heroes” who only did the right thing by accident, or because fate pressured them into following their consciences. In High Noon, Will Kane (played by Gary Cooper) is trying desperately to follow his conscience and do what he knows is right, but everyone, including the people he is trying to save, attempts to stop him! I found so many parallels between the story in High Noon and the story of our American society today, the Liberty Movement, and the global elites trying to ransack our country at this very moment, that I just had to write an article exploring what it all means.
Here are some of the lessons I learned from High Noon…
Never Turn Your Back On Your Own Conscience: Will Kane could leave Hadleyville and Miller’s gang in the dust. In fact, Kane’s friend, the local judge, escapes the second he hears that Miller is on the loose, despite Kane’s pleading to stay and take responsibility for the safety of the townspeople. Everyone questions why Kane doesn’t just run, even his new wife (played by Grace Kelly), a Quaker and a pacifist. They treat him like an idiot or a lunatic for wanting to stand and fight. Kane stays anyway.
His character never makes any long boastful speeches about why he won’t run. He even admits he is afraid of what will happen when Miller’s gang arrives (as opposed to numerous John Wayne-style Westerns characters that never show or admit fear). When asked why he doesn’t “play it smart” and hightail it out of harms way, Kane responds that “he just can’t, it wouldn’t be right”.
I can’t recall how many times I’ve heard remarks by people, even close friends, asking why we Liberty Movement folks don’t fly off to Fiji or some other tropical paradise and stay there until everything in the U.S. “blows over”. We are smart enough to see the enormous discrepancies in the economy and are fully aware that a historical collapse is near. We are completely cognizant of a plan by globalists in our own government to use chaos in the U.S. as a backdrop for imposition of martial law and eventually the institution of global economy and global government. We know full well what is coming. Why do we stay in harms way?
Like the character of Will Kane, Liberty Movement proponents also listen to their inner voice. They understand that there are greater concerns at stake than their own safety. That there are ideals under threat of extinction. That the future stands at the edge of a knife. If we don’t do what is right, then who will? All other concerns are either secondary, or irrelevant. When has leaving the problem for others to deal with ever led to anything good? History is filled with examples of cowards who chose to pass the buck rather than take responsibility, letting the rest of the world rot while they defer the pain until tomorrow. Such an act requires a considerable deficiency of moral character. The Liberty Movement is different. Under no circumstances, no matter how foreboding, do we ever compromise our conscience.
Never Expect To Have Time On Your Side: Through every moment of High Noon, time is against Will Kane. Disaster strikes often with little warning and without mercy. Kane is given only a few hours to devise some kind of a plan to stop the dreaded Frank Miller, and it’s simply not enough. The town has been putting off preparations for defense and safety, leaving Kane little to work with, and now their lack of decisiveness is coming back to haunt them.
In our society, we have an extremely bad habit of not preparing for unforeseen difficulties. The average American home, for instance, has less than a week’s worth of food in the pantry, and some millions of Americans have absolutely no training in self defense in the event that their life or their family’s lives are threatened. We have come to expect, even demand, that government entities “save us” from any adversity. So much so that when we are faced with catastrophe we REFUSE to save ourselves in the assumption that some faceless bureaucracy will come to the rescue in the nick of time. In the real world (and in High Noon), this faith in collective and governmental safety is a fantasy. Katrina should have shown Americans that much, but there are still many out there who ignorantly cling to the nanny state, apron strings and all.
When Doing What Is Right, Never Expect The Masses To Help You: After working in the Liberty Movement for a while, it sometimes feels like you are trying to turn back a herd of mentally deficient cattle stampeding towards the door of a slaughterhouse. You could put up a twelve foot neon sign flashing “DANGER, YOU RAGING IDIOTS!” and people would bumble right through it while complaining that you’re in their way.
Ever sit in a theater during a run-of-the-mill horror flick and watch the people around you? Every time the yuppie couple in the movie heads straight for the creepy haunted mansion of doom after their car breaks down, everyone in the audience mumbles “how could they be so stupid…” Well, that’s what it’s like being in the Liberty Movement. Everyday, you have to watch as people wander blindly into the jaws of monsters, the only difference is that the monsters in our world wear $10,000 suits and drink cognac instead of blood (but don’t quote me on that…).
High Noon depicts this unfortunate quality of an unbalanced society, and it does it with eye opening precision. The town of Hadleyville is filled with weaklings, excuse makers, and people who could help themselves but weasel out of their responsibilities. Everyone Will Kane knows has turned on him. Many are his friends, but are so afraid or so self centered they can’t see that doing nothing carries far worse consequences than doing something. Some people in the town actually WANT Frank Miller’s gang back, because they would personally benefit from the resulting crime and dysfunction. In one saddening scene, Kane has been abandoned by his most reliable deputy. Afterwards, a moonfaced fourteen year old boy offers to take the man’s place and fight. Kane is at the same time appreciative and crushed by the boy’s offer.
Great and honorable deeds are not achieved by collectives. They are achieved by individuals. High Noon faces a cold hard fact that many Americans today will not; action starts with you. It starts with each man alone. It never starts with groups acting in concert. Individuals standing in the face of evil cannot wait around for the rest of society to back them up. Sometimes, you have to make a stand at an incredible disadvantage.
During the American Revolution, only 3% to 5% of citizens actually participated in the defense of the country at any given time. Many others remained neutral, or even loyal to the British crown. Tyranny almost always starts out with the edge. What is the point? The “odds” of success are irrelevant. All that matters is what is true, and what is right.
Never Underestimate Fear, Or Bravery: Towards the end of High Noon, the citizens of Will Kane’s town are so afraid of what might happen if a fight ensues over the return of the Miller Gang that they begin to blame Kane himself for their troubles, instead of Miller. They attempt to pressure him to leave, even to the point of violence. They are so gripped with dread that they would rather be willingly ruled by their tormentors than face the unknown consequences of open struggle. Even though Kane’s decision is his own, the “idea” of a person diverging from the group to act of his own accord is sometimes enough to induce panic.
We see this all the time in our world. There are a million and one rationalizations people will use to not participate in the solution to a problem, but almost to a man, the real reason is fear. Fear of death, fear of loss, fear of disappointment, fear of struggle, fear of failure. This fear can become so overpowering that some in the community begin to distrust and hate those who are not controlled by their anxieties. Those who have the will to fight back expose the rampant shortcomings of others, and this draws resentment. There are those that think “if I can’t do it, then certainly no one else can, or should….” This is insanity, of course, the kind of insanity that leads to large scale nightmares like those seen in Nazi Germany.
Will Kane is as afraid as anyone else, but he also has courage. Bravery is not the ability to “erase” fear, but the ability to act in spite of it. To do what must be done no matter how it makes us tremble. In our times, there is a lot of over-rationalizing, and a lot of fear. Bravery seems in short supply. But as High Noon teaches us, the bravery of others is not our concern. We have only to worry about our own.
All It Takes Is One: Kane has passed through a gauntlet of doubt and dismay, the clock strikes twelve, and he enters the deserted streets of Hadleyville to face the Miller Gang unaided. At this point, he’s not fighting for the town, he’s not even fighting for his own life. He’s fighting on principle. He’s fighting to honor a greater purpose, a philosophy of freedom that we take for granted today. If Kane does not fight, then all is without a doubt lost. Tyranny wins without lifting a finger.
The only gun fight in the entire movie occurs in this scene, which is probably my favorite aspect of the film. Throughout history, the downtrodden tend to put so much energy into worrying about facing their oppressors that the actual fight seems so fleeting in comparison. Building up the will to take action is often a battle in itself. Kane, using some guerilla tactics I have never seen in any other Western from that era, engages the Miller Gang. Kane’s wife (the Quaker), watching the carnage unfold, finally decides that her love is more important than her pacifism, and picks up a gun to help him (perhaps the message here is that behind every good man there is a good woman…). In the end, and to the surprise of the townspeople who were half an hour ago building a pine box for him, Will Kane prevails, throws down his tin star, and rides out of Hadleyville.
Now some might say “of course he won the fight, it’s Hollywood, not real life…” They have missed the message entirely. Whether Gary Cooper as Will Kane wins the shootout or not is unimportant. What is important is that symbol of defiance that exists in every human being. That undeniable element of history that has shown us time and again the power of the individual in the progression of liberty. The choice to become a participant in the making of the future, instead of a spectator. We need this methodology now more than ever, especially in light of so many impending hardships. Our own clock is ticking away, the train is nearing the station, and time is not on our side. Do we hide, do we run, or do we face our fears, and everyone else’s, and make good on our beliefs?
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I have had a few pity parties around here, deciding whether or not to continue my little bitch/opinion blog. Every time, ya’ll come to my rescue and say the right things to make me feel that I am, at the very least, doing what I can in this screwed up place. And we have established a very small network of folks that check in on each other (as an example, one day at American Everyman this week, we don’t always see perfectly eye to eye, but can still walk away with respect and an understanding about that others viewpoint).
And truthfully, I have been putting forth a greater effort to lay off the vicious side of B’Man and be more Raymond. As my best friend tells me, my writing style can be rough ad tough and right to the nut-cutting. Not that this is a bad thing, but it can easily alienate people who don’t understand or who are extremely emotionally invested in their beliefs.
I can assure you that my beliefs can and do change with information that find and knowledge gained. I NEVER want to be the person who is unable to accept I could be wrong, which is why I go to the lengths I do in study and evaluation of ideas and issues before I get too deep into it here (if you could see the drafts folder here, you might get an understanding). Sometimes, I can start a post that takes months to come to fruition. Mainly because something still doesn’t feel right about my conclusion or I can’t get the thing to congeal into a formal theory.
This has been the case with my latest find (Max Igan). I have posted several of his videos and his eBook. Every time I listen to one of his radio shows, I find something that helps clear my muddy thoughts and this week’s show is no different.
He touches on this pity party thing and the fight he has been through over the past several weeks and it reminds me of some of the things that float around in my head (he does this every show). In the past few weeks, he has hinted (and even outright said it this week) that this week’s show would be his last for a while. He explained that he is a one man show and every thing he does is for free and gives of himself freely.
I have done exactly the same thing, but haven’t offered near the help to others that Max has.
And really, that is the bottom line, isn’t it? Helping others. Even when they screw you over while or after you help them, I find that it is the times that I follow my heart and help someone it is I who feels better (I help myself). And don’t get me wrong, I can get pissed and vindictive when I am done wrong… when someone purposefully screws me over, especially in some callous, uncaring way that could affect my child and family.
This is true for the last people who fired me (laid me off as Doug calls it). I signed a non-compete clause in the contract because the contract also stated that if they fired me within the first two years of the agreement, they would have to pay me my salary and benefits for the rest of that two years. I would have never signed any such agreement without having felt I was being protected in the same document. Well, its been 6 weeks and I still have not received the promised commissions on the work I sold and brought to them. They have simply cut me off and seriously, could care less about me or my family and they know that I don’t have the funds to fight them.
I bring all of this up because one of the things that I realize about myself is this: I get angry and vent about all types of shit that affect me negatively, but I don’t let that stop me from trying to help people when I can. In the face of a constant screwing by even members of my own family, I have constantly tried to help. I have welcomed entire families into my home, no pay asked for or accepted and basically fed them and housed them for many months to a year. I have housed/fed/cared for people who were strung out on drugs and would steal from me (I knew they were taking my shit the entire time). I have literally “preached” hundreds of “sermons” in churches and NEVER accepted a nickel for any of them. Even when our church group would load up and sing somewhere, if an offering of some type was collected, I gave that money to the church.
I have been as unselfish as I possibly can, for years. I pride myself on being able to say, “If I say I’ll do something, I do it.” I don’t make idle promises to get someone off my back and in the few times that I fail to keep that promise, I make sure the person understands what happened and I make it up somehow. Why? Because I feel bad and I want my integrity and honor to be understood over everything else. I want people to understand that when I say something, I mean it. I WILL do it.
Over the past couple of years, I have felt myself pull back from this creed because it seems that I am one of the few willing to keep my end of the bargain. Almost everyone (with a very few examples) will screw me over. The ones that don’t, know who you are because you and I have probably had this conversation already (Doug, Chicken Bill, Lynda, and a few others that likely don’t read here, including my lil sister). I have found that I have shut my home to a few others and this grieves me because I know they need further help in their particular afflictions.
But, I am tired and broke. I don’t have the money to support these folks any more. I can’t give the thousands of dollars that I once gave to churches that helped keep the preacher and others eating and in a home. I can’t continue to pour everything I have without the reciprocation of community to help replenish my stockpile. I can’t be the leader or savior that a few of you have treated me as. I am NOT that person. I am no savior. I am no leader.
I am little more than a guy who has these thoughts that circulate in his head and does his best to explain what I “see” to you. There may or may not be value in that, but, if for no other reason, I know that it helps me hone my thoughts.
The first couple of videos below deal with Max’s latest “pity party” that changed into a learning instrument. And this helped me understand the same type things that occur to me. (I will admit that when Max starts discussing that “all things are energy” and all energy is consciousness, I start to lose my bearing… not saying he is wrong, but that I haven’t quite grasped the concept in a workable fashion). Maybe some of you can help me with that part.
And one person has already, to a certain extent. I received a wonderful email this week from a reader (and sorry, if you regularly comment and I didn’t realize it was you, since I didn’t recognize the addy). This email truly lifted my spirits up and offered a tad bit of explanation to the energy thing when they said:
But one thing I do know is basic physics and it states that energy does not disappear, it only changes form!! We are full of energy; it gets us up in the morning and isn’t named Folgers. That energy has to go somewhere. I watched my mom pass in 05’ and didn’t see any sparks or glowing stuff, so where did the energy go? Somewhere!!
You see, I am no physicist, but I have studied physics and understand this basic concept. Energy doesn’t just disappear. It may change forms, but it doesn’t go away. Likewise, it stands to reason that if I dwell in negative energy and function from a base of negative energy, that is likely to be what I experience most of the time.
I can bear this out in my own life, for most people who have read here or know me for a long time realize that I love humor and can be quite funny (albeit a very dry humor, at times). When I live in those moments; when I experience humor and the fun side, my entire demeanor changes and I FEEL the different energy. Is that crazy, or my imagination? I don’t think so.
So, it stands to reason that if a person could create a positive energy and learn to exude that energy all the time, doesn’t it make sense that one would be happier and those around them would experience that energy and be happier? This fits with Max’s ideas of “collective consciousness” and the fact that I keep harping on those who think or view reality differently from me.
I see that my negativity can cause divide and I can see now that my negativity is born in frustration that I can’t truly express to others how I feel. Its not so much that others can’t understand what I understand, but that I am unable to express myself in an adequate way. But what if the tact were different? What if there is something to this awakening I am experiencing (and I know for a fact others are experiencing, simply from conversations I have had with strangers this week).
The biggest issue is that there are forces who are intent on keeping the negative at the forefront. They NEED this divide, this negativity to keep us fighting against each other. Do we (I) have to comply?
What if I were to consciously change my energy to one of love and servanthood? What if my neighbor took up this same idea? What if, their neighbor helped the next door guy? And down the line until this entire little town worked as servants to others in love? Then the state? Then the country? And what if this were occurring simultaneously throughout the entire world and all the world communities were to live and work in this servanthood and love?
Do you think that healing would occur? That wars would end?
A Personal Tale, 2012 and HAARP- Part 1 of 4
A Personal Tale, 2012 and HAARP- Part 2 of 4
A Personal Tale, 2012 and HAARP- Part 3 of 4
A Personal Tale, 2012 and HAARP- Part 4 of 4
I finally was able to take Naomi to Memphis, where I could see Granny and tell her that I love her. I witnessed suffering that I didn’t expect and I witnessed callous individuals who were tasked (and paid) to take care of certain functions that an invalid requires to avoid any suffering in their last hours/days. I watched this woman struggle with every breath and I watched as she would acknowledge questions to her (squeezing our hand, etc). This woman is cognitive of her circumstances and the people who are supposed to care for her, don’t (as they should).
I am so pissed off.
But I want to tell you what I fear more than anything at this very moment. I fear the discussion with my daughter to explain that her granny has died. Let me clarify that, I fear the hurt that she will experience when this realization envelops her. I fear that I won’t be able to help her get thru it. That I can’t save her from that hurt (I am no Savior).
Of all the things happening in the world today, I am MOST fearful of how my baby will experience this loss.
When this realization hit me yesterday, while talking with my lil sister (and it made me cry, for some silly reason), I saw that there are many other things that I THOUGHT I feared, but truly do not. And this is a wonderful thing.
I am not fearful of sticking my finger in the eye of the Elitists who are bringing this country to its knees? I am not fearful of how me and my family will make it thru (for I have been working to make sure I am prepared as possible to feed and fend for them). I am not fearful for the people in my “network” or community thus far, for we have all been planning and working together to ensure there is a means of support for each other as “The Fall” occurs. I am not fearful of the people who can’t seem to grasp the importance and urgency in being prepared, for I feel like I have been doing the best I can to educate.
But I do still feel I have not been as effective as possible and I want to hone those skills and open up more in my immediate community. I want people to be as ready as possible for what may transpire and I am making the commitment to be there for you whenever possible.