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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Possibilities for the Coming New Year 2012

It seems certain that this coming year of 2012 will be a continuation of major events of 2011, yet with greater intensity.

First, the earthquake and tsunami in Fukishima, Japan has set in motion events that have yet to be defined or understood fully. Many believe that radiation leaks exceed dangerous levels many times over, and distrust of government official stories in general are increasing concerns over safety for millions who live within the sphere of influence. Rather than be an alarmist, I try to review critical information as it comes. Here is one report from Canada:

Dangerous levels of radiation recorded in Canada - from Fukushima 
 
The Arab Spring actually began four months earlier, unofficially lighting up with the death of a man in Tunisia on December 10, 2010. When he set himself afire he lit the fuse to explosions in seventeen countries that will not come to an end during the next calendar year. A timeline of events can be found in this link:


There is certainly more to come as Syria enters its period of intense infighting and perhaps a civil war that divides the Arab world.

Election monitors in Egypt said the violence and confusion were casting a shadow over continuing parliamentary elections that recently followed the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. Violence by military police forces there has increased concern for safety of Christians within the country that has risen each month since that country erupted in its  “peaceful, bloodless revolution.” The story of 25 Christians killed for their faith is found here:

Observers have noted that fundamentalism has tightened its grip in countries like Egypt and Syria as political transition takes place. It is inevitable, because those who advocate for Sharia Law are also the most vehement when it comes to imposing their beliefs on others. Those who prefer to pursue quiet lives free from hassles are not likely to take to streets and take up arms to force their views on a general public.   

Many fear the future in Syria as well. Because they enjoyed freedom and religion and protections under Assad, Christians in Syria felt safe there and backed Assad rather than protest against his government. It appears to be inevitable that his regime falls within the coming months, and this bodes ill will for a number of people there. There is reason to be afraid, as this article explains:

Fundamentalist Muslim Taxi Drivers Vow to Harm Unveiled Women http://www.christianpost.com/news/syria-christians-targeted-fear-the-future-64361

The same violence has spread through Africa, as recent headlines have indicated; the trend to attack Roman Catholics or other Christians during the Christmas period has continued again this year, with firebombs in a number of churches, and widespread fear.

It is easy to say that it is good that this internal political and civil strife remains over there and not here in America. This is what we want: change over there and not here. We are convinced that presidential elections every four years, and congressional elections every two years have precluded the possibility of violent revolution here. Obviously it is necessary to ignore the blatant fact that electing a congress and president has not prevented despotic laws from being enacted like kudzu vines over the land.

Information proliferation has made more people aware than ever before of the dangers that lurk within our political establishment. While we have more nominal freedoms here, we also have exceedingly onerous dominance of corporations over lives of the people. Beginning with the Patriot Act and culminating in the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011, and militarization of police forces from coast to coast between these events, we have reached the point that tens of thousands found reason to take to the streets to protest both over there and here at home. Even so, a vast majority here is divided by illusions of “Republican” and “Democrat” differences, while 93 of 100 senators passed the NDAA of 2011.   

 

Some will assert, they know much more than we do of the need for this sort of law and power of government, with all the top-secret national security information they deal with. Personally I don’t buy that bullshit. 

 

Occupy Wall Street and its ubiquitous clones were decent protests, although also a sham to a large extent, perhaps merely a rehearsal. We cannot take seriously an anti-establishment protest sanctioned by the highest levels of the establishment, and the White House encouraged OWS. Those who are most informed were not necessarily invited for sound bites by mass media, including YouTube. There is more to come, and it may not take the same peaceful form as OWS.

 

Violence is not the answer, yet it comes. More of the same, “waging war for peace.” The vast majority of us know this is not the way, not the truth, and certainly not a path towards the light. But, unfortunately, we are not in power, and we do not seek power over others as those in power have done, and continue to do. It is happening in Egypt, in Syria, in Libya, and here in America. Elections have nothing to do with acquisition of real power and its application. 

 

That is my forecast for 2012: the gap between those among us who want peace and universal prosperity as a way of life and those who want despotic control through widespread poverty will widen ever more.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A few words about love . . .

Because life is much about a struggle with the absence of love, one has to hold back from a temptation to rant about prolific negatives such as the epidemic of violent “virtual reality” games and gamers. Or, perhaps this is a perfect subject to rant about in this virtual medium? Probably so, the whole genre is worsening the problem in a big way.

Violent video exist and grow as an industry because an exceedingly large pool of capital set for creation of these products wants to increase desire for high-tech lethal violence. The common Big Lie is that “demand comes first” and suppliers merely meet the hunger.

The New American Century, a video documentary, depicts graphic, explicit results of video gamer violence transferred to real life. The most heavily armed soldiers in the world are seen (at 1:28 minutes) joyously killing civilians in Iraq, sometimes laughing during and after their kills.

  • “Dude, we fucked these people all to shit down there . . .” 
  • “The end is near, and all these people. They will learn to stop worshipping Allah, and start worshipping a 2,000-pound Jay-dam that is about to fuck their whole world up. 
  • "That is fucking sweet!”

A generation of gamers turned soldiers whose ability to know or understand love is non-existent. One has to believe that the skin of their moral conscience never grew along with their bodies. There is a high probability that they’ve come from single-parent families. They delight in killing with extreme violence and brutality. They cannot know what love really is.

Some might say I’m not “romantic.” Okay, I admit, a few have said so. But that was based on perceptions that happen to be only half true. This is to say, the half-truth is that I rarely move into a time and place to create “romance” or romantic settings with all the appropriate props. Hallmark cards make me cringe, just as empty, simple verse with sweet ideas about “love” that children, and many adults, exchange also do.  Love and romance as I know it cannot be purchased.

Some poets understand the depth of love in the real world, and why people flee from it. Read Rumi. Or, from the present time, if you can find them listen to the New Zealand poet-songstress Sonny Southon, from Falling Through a Cloud, “Too Much Love”

                Do you feel guilty if you feel too good?
                Look for danger to make you feel bad?
                Do you expect the world not to give too much?
Run from danger that hides in love?

I rate no one on Earth, who can do without some love,
Too much love will never be too much,
Too much love will never be enough.

Or, listen to Tori Amos from her American Doll Posse collection, “Father’s Son.” This is a song that makes my spine tremble and turns my eyes into a fountain.   

Although I may not agree completely with all the lyrics, the essence remains a powerful testimony of our present age.

 "Father's Son" (incomplete)

So it ends so it begins
I'm my father's son
Plant another seed of hate
In a trusting virgin gun

So the desert blooms
Strawberry cactus
Can you blame nature
If she's had enough of us

So it ends
So it begins
I'm my father's son
So it ends
So it begins

I'm my father's son
Plant another seed of hate
In another father's son

It’s all about love. It’s not enough just to say, “I’m opposed to war.” One has to feel it from the depths of one’s being, the depths of one’s soul.

Another song by Tori goes deeper yet into the dark ocean of love: go ahead, jump in.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrrCvJU1uyA

 Your Cloud:
Where the river cross crosses the lake,
Where the words Jump off my pen and into your pages,
Do you think, just like that, you can divide this-
You as yours, me as mine, to before we were us.

If the rain has to separate from itself,
does it say, "Pick out your cloud?”
Pick out your cloud.


If there is a horizontal line,
(Stay right here.)
That runs from the map off your body,
(I'm gonna stay with you.)
Straight through the land shooting up,
(Stay right here.)
Right through my heart.
Will this horizontal line,
(I'm gonna stay with you.)
When asked, know how to find,
(I'm gonna stay right here.)
Where you end, where I begin...
"Pick out your cloud."

How light can play and form a ring...
(I found, I found, I found a thrill.)
Of rain that can change bows into arrows.
(I found, I found, I found a thrill.)
Who we were, isn't lost, before we were us.
Indigo in his own blue always knew this.
If the rain has to separate,
from itself, does it say, "Pick out your cloud?”
Pick out your cloud.

If the rain has to separate,
from itself, does it say, "Pick out your cloud...?” 

I say it is deeper, because it is takes me into the deep recesses of a child’s heart, one separated from a parent early in life. A bond forms; a bond is broken. It is the couple that joins as one to create a child, but can’t find that “horizontal line” connecting each other. This is life, as it is. One asks, must this be the course we take; the other feels it necessary, no desirable to separate. From this emerges the child who ages but doesn’t grow spiritually enough to prevent putting on that soldier’s persona and gear. Life and its bonds are temporary and shallow, so it will seem. To know love is to feel pain.

To know love is to feel pain, so here’s a new video game to play . . . 

We need so much more than that from each other, and so do our children.

Being positive about life and freedom . . .

Generally I am a very positive person. I step outside in any environment and enjoy the beauty of nature.  It may be snowing, cloudy with rain, or clear blue skies. .  . The beauty and life that abounds is always perceivable … rarely will the call of a bird not be heard.

Leaves on shrubs, herbs, weeds or trees delight in a myriad of tones of green, and occasionally other colors. Flowers can be seen everywhere, and fortunately nearby there are usually bees or other flying insects.

It takes very little to satisfy a willing soul immersed in nature. Life is a lesson in growth and hope. It is infinitely optimistic. Teeming life proves its own optimism, where flowers turn and crane their fragile necks, so they can in turn reach up and kiss the sky. They’re driven by a strange desire, unseen by the human eye. Some one is calling.” [from Dead Can Dance, “The Carnival is Over.”]




Despite my deep optimism for life and hope for people I have been compelled to acknowledge increasing threats to a great many values and freedoms that I consider essential to life and freedoms we have enjoyed thus far.

Generic “politics” is a turn-off for most people, as it is for me. I don’t like politics, and I don’t like abuses of power that seem to inevitably follow too many elected officials and corporate operatives.

Early in life I was taught that one might commit “sins of omission” by failing to act rather than merely by acting, for example, by abusing power. Without hesitation I admit to falling in this category, of one who offends by failing to act in ways possible for my own benefit or that of others. I’ve been far from perfect. Thankfully, the number of persons potentially influenced at any given time has been few.

Becoming involved in politics as an activist or critic goes against my basic desire for privacy. Yet, circumstances compel me to write and take action on matters that cannot be ignored.

“What has been seen cannot be unseen.”

Much of what I have enjoyed most in life is being threatened by reprehensible corporate and governmental actions. Those in government “elected” or appointed to represent our best interests: yours, mine, and those of all our families, are not acting within their powers to protect and preserve our inalienable rights to life and liberty. Many are undeniably doing the opposite.

Critical thinking precludes me from indulging in “conspiracy theories.” Just as patterns of behavior are recognizable in a person, so too are patterns of behavior recognizable in corporations and bodies of government. Actions are warning signs and should be taken as such. It does no one any good to speculate as to motives or possible “blueprints” behind factual actions, and in doing so fall into a trap of espousing “theories” on what is to come or which secret organization is responsible for any given pattern.

Life itself, which thrives all around us, is a gift provided by our Creator. The freedom to secure this abundance for our survival and that of future generations must never be suppressed. It is not a privilege to be granted by any government or corporation. It has been incrementally treated as such.

To forcefully take away what has been given to all life by our Creator is arrogance within evil.

Should we “fight for our rights” then? It seems to me, NO.

To fight for rights is to engage an enemy in battle; that is little more than a petition for privileges, or asking permission. We have inalienable rights that cannot be granted by those whom we would fight. We can only assert these rights by using them. 

Where or when governments and corporations seek to take from anyone a right to grow food, grow food because one has an inalienable right to the sustenance of food.

Where or when “powers that be” seek to suppress speech, be sure to speak, write, and spread your beliefs widely.

Where or when powers that seek control over your religious expression assert themselves, be equally assertive in expressing your beliefs and living them, for they are nothing but tepid air unless lived.   

Going to a voting booth to cast your ballot is never sufficient to assert your rights; it is a bare, scant minimum. Here are a few positive steps to consider, each one a countermeasure to what others would impose upon us:

·         Form and keep a two-parent relationship to raise your children
·         Educate your children at home
·         Practice your religion throughout your day, week and year
·         Store food and non-food provisions “just in case”
·         Grow an organic garden at home
·         Teach others how to grow diverse food crops
·         Stay away from television
·         Become self-insured
·         Learn and teach your sovereign rights
·         Allow a homeless person/family to camp on your property and help in your garden
·         Keep bicycles in good working order, perhaps include a motorized one
·         Get off the electric power grid, and if not disconnected, be prepared to be

In pursuit of what is right and just, be no less than flowers, “driven by a strange desire, unseen by the human eye. 

"Some One is calling . . ."

Monday, December 19, 2011

A few words about States’ Rights


It’s gotten to a point that generations of Americans who followed us baby Boomers into this world have no clue what States’ Rights are all about. It sounds like permission to pass laws at a state level that differ from what “Big Daddy” Congress decides should be law, or merely deciding state sales, property and income tax rates.

Perception is everything, it is repeated.  Blah, blah . . . and nearly every school child learns it bass awkward. The fact is, the federal government is but an adopted stepchild of these fifty sovereign states united under one contract. It is like fifty franchisers getting together to build a supply warehouse to serve all fifty, and who hire a management team called a congress, senate and judiciary. The franchisers hire a chief executive to oversee logistics, expecting that the management team will also provide security to protect the franchise properties. The hiring process is done through elections. That’s all there is to federal roles and authority.

That security force is our defense force conglomeration, empowered to do what’s necessary to ensure safety of sovereign citizens and their properties. Essentially, the management team is supposed to answer to fifty chief executives, one for each sovereign state. We call them governors, because they are supposed to govern everything within the borders of their sovereign state, judiciously. To ensure that relationship between our security and management team, we send ambassadors to meet with other ambassadors from other states. We call those ambassadors “senators.” When these senators come to agreements with local councilors sent from each geographical region we call “representatives to congress,” together they are allowed to enact laws pertinent to our defense and common welfare. That means that those representatives are supposed to protect us from excess taxation, among other things.

Think of excess taxation as that old “over-billing” trick infamously used by some lawyers and doctors; lawyers sting clients while doctors cheat insurance companies and government agencies. And congress is hired to do for The People what fraud investigators are supposed to do for insurance companies: protect us from theft through over-billing. Yet, it seems a rare congressperson that gets the job description right instead of upside down. When paid large sums of money to read from right to left instead of left to right, that’s what a congressperson learns to do: to read from right to left, and speak in Idiot Tongues.

So, States’ Rights is all about teaching congress, our ambassadors in the senate, and the executive manager what their job description is and has been, and if anyone shows a poor aptitude for the job he or she ought to be fired instantly. That is, not two years later; it can be done within days … more on that another time.

Time is exceedingly precious to get this right. It must be now or it will be too late. We are on the brink of despotism, and if we reach that point it can only end in great quantities of spilled blood. History has proven this, and while I do not endorse any methods of violence I also recognize that a great many have taken up arms throughout history in order to defend freedom. Today is no different; many are armed and ready to resort to violence if they reach a point at which they believe there is no recourse.

States must tame the federal government like a lion tamer teaching a beast to jump through fiery hoops for a circus audience. It means that governors will again have to act as if they are the heads of state they were elected to be, roles understood by historic predecessors, and not second-tier managers. Governors will again have to act as owners who have agreed to hire a common executive manager, a POTUS to manage limited security and general welfare common to all. Governors, working with our ambassadors in the senate, will have to assert their roles as sovereign executives rather than bank couriers for the hired help in Washington, D.C.          

Give Forgiveness


For many in the world, Christmas arrives on the first day of the week, Sunday.

Fittingly this day was originally Christ’s Mass, the secular holiday now celebrated has been shortened to Christmas, and for many unfortunately unappreciative of Yeshua’s true nature, merely Xmas. It could well be written $mas, meaning in Spanish, More Money.

Gift giving was a tradition of Saint Nicholas, celebrated on December 6th for centuries.

In 1870 the Congress of the United States passed legislation to make Christmas a national holiday. This was a mere five years after the end of the American Civil War, one of the bloodiest in human history up to that time; it claimed more than 1,030,000 lives in barely four years of conflict. It was fitting that the Union general victorious in that war, as president of the restored union, signed into law a “Day of Peace” to honor the Prince of Peace.

A small minority argued at the time that Reconstruction of the United States could not be successful unless Reconciliation also was brought to the table. This idea gained little support, and was silenced by money interests.

Over the past 141 years money interests have steadily overshadowed the spiritual meanings of Christ’s Mass. I believe only a small minority today adhere to the spiritual essence of this day. One anarchistic minority attacks both the spiritual essence and others’ rights to say ‘’Merry Christmas” in public. Another confused group erroneously argues against Christmas per “separation of church and state;” the Supreme Court found that a manger display is not an establishment of religion (Lynch vs. Donnelly, 1983).

During the 20th Century, Saint Nicholas had been transformed into Santa Claus, and then essentially made into a banal clown. The essential spiritual meaning of Yeshua’s birth, and the sacredness of all births, has been repressed simultaneously with exponential growth in the abortion industry around the globe, not coincidently.

I propose a fresh approach to Christmas that combine’s Yeshua’s spiritual essence with a gift-giver’s adherence to that tradition originating with Saint Nick: Give Forgiveness.

To all those deleted from one’s life, taken off that Christmas card list, give forgiveness.

To family members, give forgiveness.
  
To former friends and present enemies, give forgiveness.

To strangers, to Congresspersons, to political usurpers, to “illegal aliens,” give forgiveness to all, to as many as you can within the limits of your spiritual budget. 

Expect nothing in return; this is not a barter exchange. Seek to expiate, to set free those whom you can.

In accord with the words of Yeshua, to honor his birth, whatever day it actually occurred, go to a private place and ask that forgiveness be passed along to friend and foe alike. It is written: But you, when you pray, enter into your closet and lock your door, and pray to your father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you in public.” (Aramaic Bible in Plain English ©2010

Give this gift of forgiveness, whether entirely through private, secret prayer or person-to-person, or both. “ . . . as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Leave it to “Anonymous” and the Israeli Mossad to intone their common motto: “We do not forget, we do not forgive.” Rise above, and forgive.
 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Outrageous Governmental Behavior


Under the Bush Administration outrageous government behavior was directed at foreign nations and people were fed up. Personally, I cannot condone a war against terrorism that commits genocide: 1,000,000 people killed in Iraq alone, with 90% of them civilian noncombatants, in order to prevent remote possibilities of hostile acts against this country. I just don’t get it. I’m not the brainiest brain in the neighborhood, but I see no moral justification.

I am alarmed by the following video:



Now, outrageous governmental behavior has been increasingly directed at people living within the borders of the United States under the “leadership” of president B. H. Obama. Even more outrageous is his claim to be the fourth in a line of great presidents. Only Johnson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lincoln exceed his administrative accomplishments, according to His Humbleness. Johnson set up the falsehood of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in order to enact the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that allowed him to send more than 58,000 United States soldiers to die in Vietnam. His Great Society never happened, and his War on Poverty began the erosion of family dignity in the United States. Franklin Roosevelt turned this nation over to bankers in 1933 and 1934, and set in motion a process that culminated in the infamous bailouts of 2008-2011. While the FDR administration has done much good for Americans, those gains came at a steep price. For sake of his political popularity FDR gave the keys to the Corporate City of Washington D.C. to international bankers and a yet to be identified “Crown” along with all federal assets pledged as collateral for what is now more than 15 trillion dollars of debt. All it takes to know this is to read the banking acts from 1933 through 1937. Upholding tradition, Obama cites Lincoln, who preserved the federal reach while fighting an enormously bloody war to prevent international bankers from establishing a Confederate nation in America.

The singular theme that connects Lincoln with presidents FDR and L.B. Johnson is the vast expansion of federal power during their administrations. It is this connection that clarifies Obama’s statement. His attempt to bamboozle potential voters of color that he’s done a great deal for minority persons should be seen through for what it is: deception. That is not the thread that connects Lincoln with Johnson.

Like Lincoln, the president is willing that hundreds of thousands, even millions, die in the process of consolidating centralized federal power here and abroad. In real terms, the expansion of the National Socialists of Germany in their consolidating years of 1933 to 1938 pale in comparison to the destructive reach of our present federal expansion from 2009 to 2012.

Contrary to Obama’s assertions of his greatness of achievements, a great president would have negotiated peace abroad and would have, at the minimum, established a status quo foreign policy with friendly nations and potentially hostile ones. It is in each nation’s interests, in these difficult years, to focus on internal economic issues rather than warfare and international hostility. Any man or woman worthy of high office would know this and act accordingly. It hasn’t happened here.

Among those internal problems here and abroad are current crises in housing, jobs, hunger, education and immigration. Nothing noteworthy has been achieved in any of these areas, let alone great. A forced mandate to purchase insurance is a negative accomplishment, not a path to greatness. The arrest of organic farmers and militarizing police forces of this country would not be considered a positive achievement in any nation outside the United States, as these are measures condemned by students of history. The state of families in this country can hardly be called positive. Having parents arrested for refusing to give psychotropic drugs to their children is not an achievement in child protection. Nor is the upward trend in parental violence against children reported daily in news outlets in this country a matter of pride. Nothing has been done to undo this trend, although it is definitely not the purview of congress or government to address by enacting laws. Rather, it has been government power that drives parents to a stress point at which they crumble and take out their frustrations on children. Groping genitals and molesting personal dignity at airports is nothing to brag about in any name, let alone that of protecting lives of innocent civilians. Yet this has been the trend of the Transportation Safety Administration under the current president. Increasing surveillance and a general sense of fear has done nothing to advance a sense of American freedom and quality of life, but it has decreased these as familiar conditions for many of us.

From increasing poverty to consolidation of large banks from the remains of smaller ones, as occurred under Franklin Roosevelt's tenure, the many other transgressions of freedom under the current administration are too numerous to list or explain in one post.

There is only one way to increase centralized federal power in any nation, and that is at the expense of the God given freedoms of individual persons. We can look to Fidel Castro as an example of centralized power in modern times. Many Cuban Americans that I personally know have told me, “he destroyed the country.”   

 

Why Organic Foods and Farms Make Economic Sense

For those in the professions accustomed to working in an office environment the idea of small-scale farming may well conjure images of standing behind a plow in knee-worn jeans with bugs buzzing around one's head.

On another end of the string, I've heard two stories of young women overheard in retail stores talking about where their food comes from. One said, "potatoes don't come from a farm! Potatoes come from the grocery store, and I see them there every week!"

Many assert that real unemployment hovers around twenty percent (20%) and not 9%, as election-year government figures would have us believe. I include incumbents in both parties in this exercise in obfuscation for the sake of retaining positions of power. Bowing down to corporate money and power is expected of all those aspiring to political servitude. When corporate "donors" say it is imperative that organic farming is to be repressed, political whores must dance that dance and sing that song. One of the lyrics of their song is that organic farming cannot support the world's population. This is blatantly and dangerously false, as the following article illustrates.

http://www.foodrenegade.com/can-organic-feed-world/

Not only does small scale Smart farming make economic sense, it is essential for our future survival in short and long terms.






Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Small farms are a key to survival


Stephen Joseph Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister has been asserting recently that there is “no longer a Canadian economy” because it has been entirely absorbed into a global economy managed by the G20.

For many, this raises a question of national sovereignty, and to whom is a Canadian citizen obligated. On the other side of the world, the current Prime Minister of Israel, Netanyahu, has written under a pseudonym (Obadiah Shoher, Samson Blinded, 2008) that Israel must create a “buffer zone” around its present borders consisting of industrial farms worked by non-Israeli peasants who produce exclusively Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) crops. Before that buffer zone can be carved into the landscape, “popular uprisings” need to take place that result in large areas of land on Israel’s perimeter being freed from dictatorial rulers such as Assad in Syria. Coincidentally, in a little more than two years after Netanyahu rose again to Israel’s high office, the Arab Spring “uprisings” are creating an opportunity for Israel to make Netanyahu’s wishes for land a reality.

There are nineteen nations in the G20 group: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States. These are the top economic performers in the world in gross dollars, along with 27 countries within the European Union. Yet a few more countries are represented through the Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN): Brunei, Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. 

In additional to the above economic performers, other organizations are represented: The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Yes, Gates is a player in this global economic union along with 56 nations. Israel barely claims a shared spot at the table as a member of OECD, founded in 1961. 

Yet after decades of activity the OECD recently reported a record gap between rich and poor nations: “Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising” finds that the average income of the richest 10% is now about nine times that of the poorest 10 % across the OECD. And the member nations of the OECD, by the way, produce two-thirds of the world’s goods and services.

Netanyahu wants to take land from neighboring countries and use that land to jump into the top twenty nations of the G20 through industrial agriculture based on GMO foodstuffs. Earlier this year Hungary booted Monsanto and its GMO seeds out of the country. The idea that people are being sacrificed under pretense of “freedom and democracy” in the Middle East in order to make way for large-scale GMO crop production is troubling. It appears to be happening nevertheless. 

I believe there is a direct relationship between a global spread of industrial farming and the widening gap between the wealthiest nations and the poorest. Giant farms displace workers and lower per-acre yields, by at least thirty percent (30%). People are herded into cities to seek jobs that often do not exist, or they remain redundant on barren lands. In agriculture alone, that 30% lost production is a drain on national and global resources.

The results of this G20 dominance of every nation’s economy and global production can be seen in this video: “Give us back the land.”

There is a solution, and it is found in reversing the trends of the past fifty years regarding access to agricultural lands. Millions can work as small-scale farmers, potentially creating newly productive acreage without using GMO seeds, but through organic methods and wise husbandry enrich barren lands and every local economy.  

Here is a potential for three acres of land: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV9CCxdkOng&feature=related


Here is one family that has found the benefits of high tunnel farming:

An individual, family or small group need not begin farming at the level above. There are ample possibilities for those who start small, with gardens and greenhouses built by hand or purchased ready to build. Land that appears useless today can be thriving tomorrow, attracting birds and bees for pollination. Concepts and methods such as “square foot gardening” increase potential and actual yields of small plots or acreage enormously. By introducing diversity where monocultures exist now, or where no crops are grown, all of society benefits through enhanced food and health security.

Do not be deceived by numbers and statistics thrown about by prime ministers, global organizations or the G20 group of nations. Defining poverty, and counting heads of those within that category is not the same as defining quality of life. After fifty years of defining global human “progress” in terms of dollars, their system and related methods are clearly not working for the poorest of us. Those who grow and consume their own food are not represented in G20 metrics, while those metrics are intended as a measure of G20 success but not humanity’s improvement and security as a whole.

What the G20 cannot measure they cannot control, except by brute force. Like popular uprisings in the Middle East, small-scale farming and organic gardening is a repudiation of top-down “management” of a global economy intended to replace egalitarian, local economies based on freedom to engage in trade.  

Civil disobedience will soon come in a form of growing one’s own food and becoming self-sufficient; yet this will become a necessary measure to ensure the future of humanity. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

A few words about States’ Rights


It’s gotten to a point that generations of Americans who followed us baby Boomers into this world have no clue what States’ Rights are all about. It sounds like permission to pass laws at a state level that differ from what “Big Daddy” Congress decides should be law, or merely deciding state sales, property and income tax rates.

Perception is everything, it is repeated.  Blah, blah . . . and nearly every school child learns it bass awkward. The fact is, the federal government is but an adopted stepchild of these fifty sovereign states united under one contract. It is like fifty franchisers getting together to build a supply warehouse to serve all fifty, and who hire a management team called a congress, senate and judiciary. The franchisers hire a chief executive to oversee logistics, expecting that the management team will also provide security to protect the franchise properties. The hiring process is done through elections. That’s all there is to federal roles and authority.

That security force is our defense force conglomeration, empowered to do what’s necessary to ensure safety of sovereign citizens and their properties. Essentially, the management team is supposed to answer to fifty chief executives, one for each sovereign state. We call them governors, because they are supposed to govern everything within the borders of their sovereign state, judiciously. To ensure that relationship between our security and management team, we send ambassadors to meet with other ambassadors from other states. We call those ambassadors “senators.” When these senators come to agreements with local councilors sent from each geographical region we call “representatives to congress,” together they are allowed to enact laws pertinent to our defense and common welfare. That means that those representatives are supposed to protect us from excess taxation, among other things.

Think of excess taxation as that old “over-billing” trick infamously used by some lawyers and doctors; lawyers sting clients while doctors cheat insurance companies and government agencies. And congress is hired to do for The People what fraud investigators are supposed to do for insurance companies: protect us from theft through over-billing. Yet, it seems a rare congressperson that gets the job description right instead of upside down. When paid large sums of money to read from right to left instead of left to right, that’s what a congressperson learns to do: to read from right to left, and speak in Idiot Tongues.

So, States’ Rights is all about teaching congress, our ambassadors in the senate, and the executive manager what their job description is and has been, and if anyone shows a poor aptitude for the job he or she ought to be fired instantly. That is, not two years later; it can be done within days … more on that another time.

Time is exceedingly precious to get this right. It must be now or it will be too late. We are on the brink of despotism, and if we reach that point it can only end in great quantities of spilled blood. History has proven this, and while I do not endorse any methods of violence I also recognize that a great many have taken up arms throughout history in order to defend freedom. Today is no different; many are armed and ready to resort to violence if they reach a point at which they believe there is no recourse.

States must tame the federal government like a lion tamer teaching a beast to jump through fiery hoops for a circus audience. It means that governors will again have to act as if they are the heads of state they were elected to be, roles understood by historic predecessors, and not second-tier managers. Governors will again have to act as owners who have agreed to hire a common executive manager, a POTUS to manage limited security and general welfare common to all. Governors, working with our ambassadors in the senate, will have to step up and assert their roles as sovereign executives rather than bank couriers for hired help in Washington, D.C.          

We, The People, fail to see the big picture.


Look at the sky to see a horizon in the distance. If there are clouds, these can be perceived to form a pattern. It may be free form, and merely a few long streaks at high altitude, cirrus clouds anywhere from 5,000 feet to 20,000 feet above sea level. Or, cumulonimbus clouds taking puffy shapes preceding development into rain clouds.

When looking at news reports of banking transactions at the highest level, “loans” that involve trillions of dollars bank to bank, or bank to government, or printing house to either a bank or government at interest, a pattern can also be perceived. First of all, these transactions are “up there” like clouds in the stratosphere, thus untouchable. They are beyond the reach of billionaires. They are also beyond comprehension to most people.

Also, these transactions have materialized out of thin air, so it seems. No one has yet defined exactly where the source of these trillions of dollars in “loans” has come from. Is it newly created money, or merely a previously accrued stash amassed from decades of interest paid to the Federal Reserve as profit?

Overall, the pattern is this: those who make these transactions are detached from all but a minute fraction of humanity with feet on the ground. They exist at a level and under conditions that touch no one other than a tiny fraction of people involved, yet these monetary decisions, and most importantly what is reported about these decisions, affect all of humanity.

Perceptions are everything in the stratosphere of international banking. A show is put on. During 2008 – 2010, the lower level “show” of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was alleged to be 700 billion U.S. dollars. Many believed this was an outrageous amount of money and opposed the bailouts, expecting that it would cost “taxpayers” $300 billion. These low-level clouds obscured a far greater reality at much higher altitudes, intentionally kept secret. First, actually recipients of official TARP funds were held on a need-to-know basis, thus not disclosed to the public. Then, through various sources and methods of obtaining information, glimpses of the larger truth began to emerge. One partial audit revealed that $16 trillion dollars went to domestic and foreign banks. Another source of documents in more detail shows that many more domestic banks and companies received funds to keep them from imploding: add another 7.7 trillion dollars to previously reported sums. Still, there is an incomplete picture of how much money is involved, and what the actual sources were. “Those who know don’t speak, and those who speak don’t know.”  

There is every reason to believe that “protection” has been doled out in amounts at least thirty times (30X) the officially reported number of TARP, anywhere from $21 trillion to $30 trillion.

Extensive “loans” involved are, for the most part, not backed by collateral, and the money has not been invested in production expansion. It has not produced capital investment, but was put into holes all over the globe. It “covered debt.”  New debt was generated to cover old debt in astronomical amounts.  Or so it would seem.

There are exceptions. Recently, Italy paid about one fourth of its debt by transferring about 2,451 tons of gold to its benefactors. Over the next two years more debt will come due, and Italy is not expected to have gold to offer its bankers, so . . .? Similar circumstances are faced by other European nations.

The Federal Reserve, as a private company, has issued and loaned trillions of Federal Reserve Notes. It has issued zero United States Treasury Notes, because nearly none exist save a few paper antiques. All those loans float across the stratosphere, with barely a light mist descending from the sky to refresh economic life on our planet’s surface.

Only “big players” are having access to recirculated trillions of dollars. This is an important pattern. This is a critical pattern. This is a pattern that is absolutely essential to be perceived and understood because it goes against fundamentals of economic health and wealth creation at the level at which people live. All wealth is created from bottom up, raw materials to refined, finished product, like crops from soil. 

The bank-loan pattern of activity supports a global agenda towards virtually every consumable need of humanity being provided by a giant corporation. If this continues, in the near future virtually nothing that people need or want will be accessible without involving a global corporation. From conception to birth, from birth to death and afterward, each person shall be dependent upon faceless, amoral, unaccountable, and impersonal “customer service associates,” or policy-limited semi-professionals and professionals, or bureaucrats like TSA body-searchers, through every day of “life.”

This “policy” is reflected in every sentence spoken by policy-makers likely to win an election: Only giant corporations are invited to negotiation tables to determine “job creation” strategies, or energy sources, or agricultural capabilities, while millions of people “close to the trenches” are shut out, along with their inestimable ingenuity, from problem-solving at local levels.

History has proven that human ingenuity needs to be free in order for humanity to thrive. Simple tools placed in the hands of men and women stimulate creativity wherever there is a will to create. Patterns within the actions and words of those on high preclude egalitarian solutions to ubiquitous social and economic problems.