The Great Social Experiment

We say we’re all connected, yet we thrive on what divides us.

There was a television series on cable(?) titled, “Falling Skies” not long ago which was about earth being invaded by aliens.  This was a very well written series.  The story was about a group of aliens which destroyed most of the earth. Its remnant survivors were at times encouraged kindly to accept life on what we’d call, “reservations”.  Of course, the star of the series, and those who followed him, refused the offer and fought to the bitter end – which they of course won.

One of the scenes in season one, episode seven was when the opposition/resistance fighters captured one of the enslaved aliens – ones who had been enslaved from its youth told the star of the program that while humans kill their own, they’d never kill one of their own.  This hit me as an all out truth about humanity.

As a race of beings, we most often think of ourselves as being superior to all other life on this planet.  We study life in almost all ways available to us; some have found ways to alter life, and from what I hear, some think they have created life, in some form or fashion.  The thing we seem to have lost is, quality of life – true quality.  Politicians and corporations, along with their teams of scientists would have us believing they have created a better life for our whole planet.  The question we should be asking ourselves is, “By whose standards?”  These are the same people who have taken control of our planet financially and have each of us believing we have to pay them to live on a planet they neither created, or bought. However,The Great Social Experiment most of us in Western civilization have taken well to the belief that we are born into a material world, so it’s only natural to work, buy, vacation (if and when possible), work some more, have children that you give over to the state and ‘social norms’ which someone other than you have created, work some more, then die… OH!  Don’t forget to take your daily dose of prescription medicines… they have to keep you in control, after all.

Our so-called world leaders have outlawed nature, but do nothing to legalize free thought and encourage self-responsibility.  You are owned, but don’t realize it.  You doubt it?  Try doing something that harms no one… such as “living off of the grid” as the expression goes – living in a home that does not need electricity, public water service or even a sewage system; if the government knows about it, you’ll most likely find yourself in court, fighting for your right to live cleanly on your own.  There are many other experiments you can try, just to find out how free you are.

Religion and the State:

Since I really don’t want to get into writing a book, nor a thesis on this subject, let’s briefly cover two topics which have been in the news recently:

Not long ago, a county clerk (a government employee) in Kentucky decided that her beliefs outweighed a government law/ruling.  In brief, she failed to exercise her duties, which neither hurt or harmed anyone.  Now, she has every right to take her beliefs to the system in which she works (worked?) and have the government reconsider their ruling, but since this law neither hurts or harms anyone, she should exercise her oath of office, or resign.  I see nothing wrong with what Mrs. Davis believes, it is biblically based beliefs, but remember, the U.S.A. is a secular nation, not one built on anyone’s religion.  As I’ve stated about gay and lesbian marriages before:

Gay’s and lesbians are HUMANS first and foremost!  How you treat them says more about you, than what it says about them.  If you don’t really understand why they are as they are – not your biased point of view which is based on beliefs, not facts, then the onus is on you to accept and understand, or be bigoted.

In my youth, I was a member of a Protest Christian denomination, that happened to be, and still is, very fundamental.  I was raised to believe that anyone outside of our (now their) denomination was sure to burn in Hell’s fire.  There are many to this day that believe this to be true of their denomination and religion.  This is why there are so many atheists picking on Christianity – not so much for those that live their faith quietly and in harmony with most everyone else, but for those who are always on a “soap-box”, proclaiming their faith and beliefs.

The one religion which has caught up to, and in some ways, surpassed ‘radical’ Christianity is ‘radical’ Islam.  In days of old, Christianity had its darker side; torture, crusades (overly exaggerated by most), forced “conformity” (the word most used in dictionaries with Christianity), then Protestantism, which brought on a whole new light on conformity.  But after a few centuries of ‘darkness’, the adherents to such strictness, relaxed and learned to live, or as the expression goes, “play nicely with others”.

Radical Islam (Islam’s word origin comes from the Arabic, meaning, “surrender”.  Muslim’s word origin is, “Person who submits”), though in some ways similar to Christianity, is really different.  While Christianity demands conformity, Islam is demanding surrender to their way of life – then you will have peace.  Ummmm…. peace maybe with Allah, but not with each other apparently.

Here are two points I hope to explain well here:

  1. For those who fight against Christians who are genuinely loving, just because they’re Christians, why?  If someone… anyone shows you genuine love, do you really need to know their beliefs?  If a person is wearing a crucifix while helping you, are you truly going to refuse the persons help?  Don’t let the few who give any group of people a bad name be all you know and accept.
  2. With Islam, I have a constant battle in thought about them.  While there are many Muslim’s who are genuinely kind and trustworthy, the problem these days is what is constantly in the media – mainstream media as well as alternative media.  My issues are:  The Koran (English spelling) tells its followers that it’s not only acceptable, but a requirement to lie (tell an untruth) to the infidel (us non-Muslim’s) to accomplish their goals for Allah.  In my broad, but still limited knowledge of other religions, Islam is the only one I know which makes this statement.  So, with this being stated, and with my own experiences with American Muslim’s, and a few Iranian Muslim’s living and studying here, who showed me they are far from being radical, how do we come to a common ground with the influx of immigrants?  How does one tell a poisonous snake from a non-poisonous one?  Not all snakes are poisonous.  Please note: I’m not equating Islam to snakes, but this will become clear when you listen to the words of the video below.

Although there is one thing old and some modern Christians and Muslim’s still have in common: get rid of the original – without Judaism, there wouldn’t be any Christianity; and doubtfully, there would be an Islam.  These two religions don’t want others to know their roots – after all, when the “New and Improved” version of anything comes along, don’t you get rid of the original?

However, during WWII, there were many Christian’s and Muslim’s who helped Jew’s to escape from the Nazi’s, so here are your non-poisonous. There are people everywhere that see and know that we are humans first – all of us live upon the same earth and have equal rights to the earth and each other.  We know that what we do, more than what we say is what our children will learn… and their children.  If we really want a planet of peace, it has to start with each of us, individually, then to our community, then it spreads from there.  Word of note, I’m not saying that this way of life should automatically make the peaceful person a victim to anyone who comes along to force themselves upon us, but be wise and always seek the least violent path, till there is no other way to save yourself and those you care for, the truly peaceful.

I may continue this thought at a later date, but for now, here is the reason I was using the word snake above.  Please listen to the words of the song and understand it with what I’ve expressed above.

There are poisonous snakes, and the non-poisonous.  There are violent dogs, and non-violent.  There are people of peace, there are violent people.  How can we tell the difference?

And one last question:  Is the State influencing your religion? Or is your religion influencing the State?

… or are they working hand-in-hand for control and submission?

“Game Over, Part 2” with Melanie Beres – the Podcast.

For those of you who continue to read I post I wrote here a few years ago, you more than likely will enjoy this very recent podcast which a dear friend of mine an I recorded.  Here is some of the introductory information on this podcast, and the podcast player:

“This podcast has been in the planning stages for a long time.  Now, finally it has been produced and published.

This is a culmination of a great deal of thought, research – not only of mine, but that of others as well – and contemplation of whether I really wanted to share these thoughts and findings with the public, especially since most people are more emotionally sensitive than observant.  Most people I know that think differently are far too ready to point the finger of denial and accusations, rather than research and learn.  I finally decided that there isn’t much time left to sound the alarm.

Thanks to my dear friend, Melanie Beres, an experienced international journalist and a screenwriter, who joined me in this venture, we hope that you who are interested in this information will find enough information to help you on your journey and how to make decisions to make your life the best it can be.”

*If you saw this post when it was posted, there was an embed code which doesn’t work here on WordPress, so here is the link directly to the media player:

http://kwave6.podomatic.com/entry/2015-06-20T19_42_48-07_00

Please share, and if you have comments, please email K WAVe 6 Radio.

Thank you!

Mastering Self – My Notes

While the audio version of this is airing in podcast on K WAVe 6 Radio, here are my notes for that podcast:

  1. Living in a time when hedonism and narcissism is rampant;
  2. Degrees, diplomas, certificates… anything that speaks of our importance/differences, things that separate, not unite – the documentary Kumaré;Steve+Allen+0001
  3. An inability, or lack of desire to see what is in plain sight, or hidden [though it’s easy to see] – mass media, alternative media – our own ability to discern;
  4. Yielding to popular thoughts and ideas – not learning [because we’re too busy conforming];
  5. Purchasing [material goods] without regard to [the cost on the ecology in] manufacturing;
  6. Spiritual leaders ignored – some should be – the ancient [spiritual leaders that were true leaders for the good of all] were ignored;
  7. Are you a leader, follower, or an individual?
  8. Community vs. Individuality.  Can you be an individual in a/your community?
  9. Can you be “saved” or “ascend” as a community, or only as an individual?

The sentences with square brackets “[ ]” have been added so you can have a better idea of my thoughts.

I hope the nine lines above help you in your quest to Master Yourself.

All the best! 

What We Created

I know, it’s been a long time since I’ve written anything, but it’s not for a lack of things to write about.  I’ve found myself in a similar situation to that of many in the world today – concerned about the world we live on and in. Some of my “down-time” was spent in getting to know my thoughts, and why I had them, then I spent a lot of time remembering and putting back into action something that is so crucial to my life, and everyone’s, “How do I want to live?”

Through little fault of our own, our lives become influenced through the association with others, through our media sources, our sources of entertainment, etc., which seems “hell-bent” on telling us how awful life is, and all the bad things that exist in the world.  This gives wind to the conspiracy theorist and their beliefs in the doom and gloom of the world (I even got swallowed up in that to a degree) all because I/we want someone to “Press the Reset Button.”  All of us know that life sucks everywhere on this planet.  I for one would absolutely love to live somewhere where the air is clean, clean water can be consumed from it’s sources, and foods aren’t contaminated, and those I live near are very intelligent, that is,  we can learn from each other and care for our “space” in the world without concerns of life, health and liberty.  Another thing I can definitely live without – MONEY!  However, there is no such place in our current world.  Even if you can find a society that fits your idea of perfection, climate change is wreaking havoc everywhere.

Before I get to my point, please follow me in a little history – from my point of view:

According to Biblical history, our Source of life created a perfect world – then the Source gave each of us “free will”.  Well, some of you may be saying already that this was a mistake; I’d disagree.  Unless you’re out to create robots, you’d want to create something that has a will of its own, while maintaining some control since you’d already know the capabilities of your creation.   Why not?  Mankind has been working at creating Artificial Intelligence for decades now – our own “god complex”.  This same Source gave us very simple “rules” to live by and if followed, life would still be perfect.  Incidentally, with all the instructions given then, there was never any instructions, nor any mention of, “I’ve created all that is AND I created this religion for you to follow, and if you don’t, surely you will die.”  I can’t speak for anyone else, but my father never demanded that I worship him, but he was always close to me as a father, and as a friend, and he was there to listen to me, and help me.  I see our Source as being very similar – not demanding and aloof, leaving his intent for me in the hands of others.

Okay, moving on:  One very simple “don’t” was given us which like children, we had to go find out, “Is He serious?”, then we found out the hard way, “Yep, He was, and is.”  Well, if you were told not to touch a hot stove, but you do, you’ll bear that burn, physically and/or in memory for the rest of your life (okay, even with plastic surgery, you’ll know why it was done, and where), so consider our lives to be the burn mark all of us have to bear.

Part two of our grandest mistakes was violence (Cain and Able), then part three was MAS violence:

Genesis 6:12-14

King James Version (KJV)

12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

… sounds a bit like our current time, doesn’t it?PrisonPlanet-TforG

We’ve created our own prison planet – in more ways than one.

Where all of this becomes confusing is where people have their different versions of what may happen in the future.  There is one thing I know, if our Source doesn’t press the “Reset button”, we will end our own lives through our own violence toward each other, no matter if it’s from greed, avarice, etc.  Incidentally, if you really want to know how “prophecies” were fulfilled, most – but not all – were the product of natural earth phenomenon, instead of some great hand in the sky reaching in to create havoc.

What is the real reason for losing “Paradise”?  Was it disobedience?

What goes before disobedience?  What goes before obedience?

What goes before all action?

Thought!

What do you think about during your day – your night?

Do you think about all the ill’s of the world?  How poor you are?  Do you hate others?  If yes, why?  Is hatred making the world a better place? Do you think about all the things you hope won’t happen?  Are you one that lives in fear, and that’s what you think about most of the time?  If you’re answering “Yes!” to these questions… do you see a pattern?

What you think about is what you’re going to get.  If you’re thinking a lot about the past, that’s where you’re living and you’re not living in the now.

If you’re thinking a lot about the future and suffering anxiety because of the unknown, again, you’re not living in the present – we only have this moment.

People, learn your lessons from the past, then let the past be the past.  There have been many people I grew up with that continually wanted to take me back to the past – I ended up leaving them in the past so I can live now and plan and work for my future.  As for our future; say what you want, then let it go.  In my experiences, if you dwell on the future too much, you sink into anxiety.

To close this thought, what I hope you’ll understand from this entry is to see your problems as solvable issues which start with thoughts of, “How can I make this better?”, then finding the solution(s) and acting on them.  Throughout the day and night, and especially in the mornings as you get out of bed; in the evenings before you go to bed, take time to relax your mind, your thoughts and think of what you have, in gratitude, and give thanks for what you have, and what is yet to come.  Listen to that still/calm voice that is within you and follow its lead – that still/calm voice doesn’t lie… if you’re thinking too much and not listening to that still/calm voice, therein are the lies, you’re hearing your own thoughts. Making the mind quiet, letting yourself be free, this is called meditation.  Your body needs rest, so does your mind, your soul… give it some time… quality time, you’ll even sleep better because of this.

If you continually think of all that is wrong, you’ll create more “Wrong” and I think we’ve had enough of that.

So, continuing with what we have been given….

… it’s YOUR choice.

Reasons to be Fed Up – Arrogance

 

 

Ok, I probably think too much, or have too much free time, either way, my thoughts do venture to the unusual from time-to-time.  For instance:  while contemplating life and life in our “universe” and the similarities in life, I wandered into the thought of how our lives could be reckoned to the life of insects.

As human beings, we think that we’re far superior to everything else this planet is host too.  But far too often, we just forget our place in the grand scheme of things.  We even forget the old expression, “With great abilities comes great responsibilities.”  We have gone from caretakers of the earth to its destroyer, hence, our own murderers.

But let me return to a previous thought – how are we like insects?  In our arrogance, we see ourselves as huge – sometimes, larger-than-life beings that can see, study and reason life and all there is as if all this has made us virtually immortal.  If we look at ourselves as little insects on a planet, in a galaxy, which is in a universe, which is….

In the grand plan of life in our universe, our lifespan is very short (thank goodness).  We’ve ruined all that was good, then complain about how bad it is.  Then we go about either justifying our actions, or trying to correct them.  Our focus is always on things… rather than changing the cause of the problems, we want to change the “things”.  We cause the problems, but we’d rather focus on the problem, not its source.

Well, once again, George Carlin has something to say about this as well.  This video should be rated PG17 (some adult language).

 

I Don’t Understand

 

 

I must be one of the stupid people of the world.  I just don’t understand racial prejudices – I never have.

As a child, it took me a long time to understand it enough just to function in this world, but I still really do not get it.   I’ve heard many explanations for this, but that isn’t what this entry is about today.

I see mankind as having all the same root… the same forefathers… the same ancestry – no matter how yousee our common ancestry, I see it having the same origin.  Yet, because of skin color, hair texture, differences in culture, religion, even how we relate to the world around us… and who knows what other differences we have come up with, we always seem to find something that separates us, rather than what joins us… so is it true, “We Like War?

In the grand scheme of things, all of us have the same goal in mind →

Does it really matter to you that this quote came from a brown-skinned man?  Is his culture a problem for you? His religion?  What?

His desires to live as a Free Man… a Free Person is what all of us strive for – but none of us can or will have the freedom we seek as long as we oppress others – no matter who they are, how they live, what their religion is, how their culture is different from… yours.  If you truly want freedom to live as you choose, then allow others to live as they choose –  in peace and love.

 

Batman and Superman

 

Here are two ageless comic book and movie heroes that have even been pitted against each other.  Both of them are “Caped Crusaders”, searching for crime wherever it may be and putting a stop to it – within the law, which is why they have nemesis’ – even the jails in comic books have revolving doors.  However, their similarities end there.

Superman wore a “costume” to blend in as a “normal” human being – he hid his true identity so as to walk in the presence of the average man and wore his native clothing to fight crime.  Superman didn’t come to earth to fight crime; it was just a “logical” fit for one of his abilities – either that or a carnival side-show act.

Batman wore a costume to hide his real identity.  He’s a normal human being that learned how to fight, what tools were the most needed for his “tool belt”, his Batmobile, jet, helicopter and who knows what else…   He has to work to keep his millions (billions?) coming in so he can continue to fight crime.  Unlike Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne feels compelled to fight crime because he initially sought revenge for the death of his parents.  Unlike Superman who can fly off to another planet and start life anew, Bruce Wayne is stuck on planet earth.

Take a step back…

If you grew up like most (not all)  of us, you’ve grown up with some sort of teaching that tells us that we are Spirit embedded in a physical being – Genesis 2.  The unfortunate part of learning this is, this is all anyone has normally taught us – so many of us are muttering around in the dark wondering, “what the heck is going on?  I know there’s more, but what?… HELP!!!

The stress and strain that you feel is your “inner self” – that immortal part of you that’s been crying out for…. who knows how long, “let me out and let US be one!”  If you’re like me and a few other friends I have – you also find yourself crying out in your silence,“I want to – I NEED TO go home… this is NOT my home” then you know that you’re Superman/Superwoman… not Batman or Catwoman, nor Robin:  you’re hiding your true identity in a world of humans that don’t know who and what they are, but if you show the world who you really are… unless you can fly away…. have you seen the series “Heroes“?

Who and what you are most likely aren’t as awe-inspiring as Superman or Thor, but when you know you have abilities to do something that others don’t understand – because you’ve tried showing and explaining to others what comes naturally to you, only to be shunned (put mildly), you know that you came here for a reason.  What that is, that’s the difficult part, and the answer may not come quickly, but come it will.  Trust in yourself and our Source, there is a purpose in all that is, even for the Batmen and Catwomen that want a different life.

If you are “Supermen and Superwomen”, be comfortable with who and what you are, even while you hide your true identity till the real you is needed.  Become comfortable with your abilities so when they’re needed, they’ll be at least second nature.

Dedicated to Jose P. and to all those who know who they are, but have been afraid to speak up.