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?

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“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!

Distractions and Reality

For the last few weeks, I’ve found myself withdrawing from the general populace – I say “found myself” because I have not intentionally moved in this direction, I just noticed that I’ve not been comfortable in the company of many.  Things – events that are unfolding around us seem to be ignored by the masses, but only obvious to [in my world] a few.  There are so many distractions in which people seem to give their attention, the real stories are unfolding with little to no attention.  If you live in the U.S., there are those who staunchly support certain politicians blindly for any number of reasons:  then there are those who vehemently hate either the same politicians, or some others.  Some strongly support the politiciansYour distraction 01 who intend on running for the presidency next year merely because of gender while ignoring the persons faults and failures.  As one person put it, “With several million people in the U.S., these are the only candidates that can be found to run for this office?”

Our distractions are numerous, and the majority of people enjoy distractions.  Some of us prefer distractions from reality for any number of reasons or excuses – you choose which applies to you.  In our advertising’s – no matter what country in which you live, sex plays a huge role in advertising.  Other advertisers attempt to destroy the reputation of another company while attempting to build their reputation on the rubble of the one(s) they’ve destroyed.  We’re constantly sold the idea that newer is better, without ever finding out how “newer” will affect our lives.  We want the newest of something while trusting companies and governments to have our best interest in their hearts.

Others yet seek to fight governments and corporations, but pay no attention to how the fighting affects them.  Kudos to those that are changing their eating habits from McDonald’s, but my question is, have you traded McDonald’s for another fast-food restaurant, or have you genuinely sought a better diet?  In comparison, have you sought to do the same to such industry leaders as the Koch Brothers?  These brothers are the ones that seek and often times succeed in buying the politicians you elect, they also start organizations to sway the future of society – while you’re distracted with other things.  Can you, will you give up the products and conveniences they provide?  All of the corporations they own are listed on the internet.  How about Monsanto?

Military distractionIn the middle east, there are those that will support the “poor” Palestinians, but because it’s an emotional decision, these same people will side with a people who are at best, fictitious.  A people in which even their leaders have admitted are fictitious, a people who are from many areas of the region, then claim Israel to be their homeland.  History denies them, and their leaders, on occasion admit it’s only a propaganda war, and you support it willingly.  For those who support them and other’s such as them anywhere in the world – in this day of easy to find information, this is nothing more than willful ignorance.

Very recently, I was just bouncing around in search engines and ran across literally “junk” that I had forgotten about, probably because such “junk” doesn’t exist here in Mexico (thank Heaven’s).  One such internet magazine was showing TV program titles they call, “FAILS”.  Most of the programs were from shows such as the “Jerry Springer Show” and “Maury”.  Some of the worst television ever to hit the airways.  While the U.S. is on their constant debate and distraction about whether Gay and Lesbian marriages should be legal, the real problems are an ever-growing population of literally stupid people: not just those who watch this programming, but the guests that appear on those programs.  Whether you believe them to be genuine or not isn’t the issue, what appears in media is far too often taken seriously, not to mention how that influences others, “Look!  See!  I’m not the only one that lives/believes this way!”  For the record, my belief concerning Gay and Lesbian marriage is this:  As far as States are concerned, if the two people wishing to join in matrimony love each other [as any heterosexual couple does], the State should grant the license.  After all, the States role is only for legal reasons such as, if one of the partners should die before themedia-distraction other, their property can legally be turned over to their mate.  If a religious institution speaks out against such marriages, that’s their right to uphold their beliefs.  If the two people really want to live together, legally or not, they will, so a marriage license is only a legal formality.

As for the Baltimore riots; we seem to have forgotten an old idiom, “It takes a community to raise children.”  Everyone is placing blame on someone or something, or both, all the while denying that we’re a community, and now with the aid of technology, we’re a global community.  Don’t believe it?  How many people can you see throughout your day with their faces looking down into their smartphones and tablets?  When was the last time you or others you know had a lengthy face-to-face conversation?  Another distraction?  Even here in Mexico, children and adults are virtually glued to their smartphones and MP3 music players.  So, what was going on in the world while the world was, and is strongly or loosely glued to the happenings in Baltimore?  Well, let’s see:  the volcano in Chile erupted again, with just as much force as the first one, AND only hours apart, another strong volcano in Indonesia erupted.  Both of these were so powerful,Control a distraction scientists around the world are monitoring the ash output via satellite.  While that’s going on, a lake of lava in Hawaii has overflowed.  By the way, do you know that not only is the magnetic north pole moving towards Siberia, Russia, but the magnetic south pole is moving to meet it?  Do you know what the possible consequences are?  These are only a couple of things going on that WILL eventually affect us all.  Do you care?

While most people I know acknowledge that the world is changing for the worst, then agrees that a positive change needs to happen soon, each individual is far too distracted to be a leader, or even an individual for positive change.  I see many reasons for the laissez faire attitude, ranging from:

  • I need to support my family;
  • I need to support my life-style;
  • I don’t want to be homeless;
  • I have bills to pay…

No One Understands Your JourneyAll of these are justifiable reasons, but is there something that you can do while fulfilling your personal obligations?  Do your ends justify the means?  Only you can answer these and other questions now, and in the future – no matter what the future brings.

While there is a constant battle for your attention, your money, your allegiances, the real world continues to ebb and flow without the attention of the masses.  While you’re concentrating on your distractions, even the subtle ones that pit us against each other, the world continues in its downward spiral.

Whether you claim a religion, or not, everyone can see that we as a global society will not change – we will never, in our current way of life, accomplish a unity which will grant us the peace most of us want.  There are far too many variations of peace, and as I’ve seen it, built upon someones Utopian ideals which work for that individual, or those of like-minds, but for those of us who disagree… ?

So, why did I write this?  I hope that you will see that:Make A Difference

  1. To bring about peace, it has to start with you.  If all you see is a war, whether a war of minds, thoughts, beliefs, life and lifestyle – that is how you will react.  You will find something and someone to fight;
  2. If your distractions are self-indulgent, you’ll never find peace, not personally or globally;
  3. If you see a need for peace personally and globally, it has to start with you – even if it ends with you.  If you have a “connection” with Someone/Something bigger than you, then you already know there is a “Master Plan”, and our “Free Will” is what will take us individually to a level which we can only speculate upon.  No one has been “there”, so we can only imagine what the future holds.  I’ve read and heard many different versions of what to expect – all I can say for the ones I know of is, as long as free will is granted to everyone, you may be on the correct path to a better future.  After all, even if you come from a (loosely put) Judeo-Christian background, the G-d of the Bible didn’t create a religion, He only wants you, me… everyone to KNOW Him.  Religions have a bad name because of men and women who want others to adhere to their beliefs. Grant everyone the freedom to choose as you have, it’s a start.

Our world is changing.  How will you journey through it with the time you have?  Peacefully, lovingly, or forcefully, with fear?  How will you make a difference?

What’s distracting you?

The Near Death of Spirituality

For a great deal of my adulthood, I’ve wondered why there was a continuous war against Judaism.  Before you go running off thinking this is about Judaism only, please stick around, it’s not only about Jew’s and Judaism.

While I love to read, I especially love to read things that I can learn from, I haven’t read anything about what I’m going to address here.  This is a culmination of many of the things I’ve read about history, most of what you most likely already know, especially if you attended schools during the sixties and seventies.  I say this because it seems that many that attended schools after that era know little to nothing about history – or a very revised history.

Recently, I was preparing for one of my radio programs and this thought came to mind, “Why are people so willing to accept what is told them?”  Well, as life often does, during the radio program, the answer came indirectly through one of my guests.  It was like a huge flash in a pan of hot oil!  After the realization hit me, I felt relieved to finally understand, yet stupid for not adding 2 + 2 for all these years.  What I mean is, I know a lot about religious and secular history; I know a lot about the dark ages and the inquisitions, but I never added the one “ingredient” that made me understand it all a lot better.

I finally came to understand that as Rome fell from its greatness, the Christian Church, which was still new became the Catholic (Latin for Universal) Church.  As one De Paul University professor, a Catholic Priest, explained it in a Comparative Religion Class, “… the word Catholic is Latin for Universal.  This means that at the churches inception, it took the best from all of the major religions of that time…”  He then wrote on the board a long list of old and extinct religions such as Zoroastrianism (still alive), Mithra-ism, Hellenism, Judaism, Christianity, and many more.  In other words, the creators of the Catholic Church were seeking to bind all of the religions of the day into a ‘One World Church’.  If man can have a bit of each religion embodied in one religion, the hope was to makeWarForSpirit 2 the appeal to everyone that they could unite the world.  After centuries of slow growth, the dark ages came upon Europe, meaning that if you weren’t one of the “fold”, the reigning governments under the church could and did make life very difficult for anyone not “sanctioned” to do business as well as making life very difficult.

Okay, most of us know that part, but what I forgot was, the Catholic Church went throughout the world seeking out all those who lived differently than what the church condoned.  What we know is that the church either converted them and/or killed those they found.  What few know or remember is that the church kept the information they came across of any religions that had a strong spiritual basis.  By killing off the smaller groups/societies, they pretty much eliminated the information, leaving the Vatican Archives with most of that information.

Here is where my ‘lighting bolt’ (I’m trying not to say epiphany) of realization flashed in:  When there is one group seeking one-world control through their combining of all of the worlds religions – someone is seeking control.  Every ancient land they went to, they destroyed not only their culture, but specifically their religions… their connections to our source of life, who most of us call, G-d.  So why hate Judaism?  Judaism is NOT just a religion, it is a way of life.  Judaism is something that is lived ever part of everyday, and I do not mean just observances or doing something without knowing why.  While there are many things in Judaism that are not fully understood, there are more that are.  But without getting too deeply involved in that, the point I really wish to bring out is that there is a very strong knowledge and sense of spirituality within Judaism.  Not only has the Catholic Church tried to wipe out Judaism, other religions and governments around the world have tried.  Why?  If you can remove the spirituality from people, if you can remove not only a belief in our Creator, you can control the individual, a community, a country… the world.

Take a look around you – how many people are trying to win your heart, your soul with their beliefs?  From people knocking on your door, asking to speak with you about their beliefs, never asking if you’re seeking for anything, then becoming upset or angry at you for not “believing”: or the fundamentalist atheist who is just as intrusive as his/her religious counterpart, wanting to convince you to lose all belief in any Deity.  Then there are those that get us to focus on money, materialism and possessions.  Let’s not forget those that get us to focus on family and a whole host of other things that can, and oft-times does get us to focus on anything but our connection with our Creator.  Now we have the “Radical Muslim” who is threatening to, and is in some places actually killing those that don’t convert.

What is important to everyone is what most, if not all Jewish Rabbi’s*  will tell you, “You don’t have to be Jewish to know G-d.”  Why is this stated?  Throughout the ‘creation story’, there is NOT to be found any text stating that the Creator created a religion.  The controlling religions tell you that if you leave their fold, voluntarily or by being kicked-out, or excommunicated, you will go to hell.  There is more control in that than any direction to a loving Deity.

The world is actively fighting for control over each one of us – some don’t care, others don’t know, and will willfully go along with the plan of men.  Others will see this as a war for freedom in government and fight their governments, corporations and a financial system only, and ignore their core.  Those of us that see and know the fight is about our soul and what sets us free will fight for each other, because all else is as it should be.

*some clergy who call themselves, "Messianic Jew's" call themselves Rabbi, 
but they're Christians, therefore Judaism does not recognize them as 
authentic Rabbi's

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! 

Two Pages

The following was written for the "K WAVe 6 Radio" podcast on 
05  Nov., 2014.  To hear the reading of the following, click on
the link above to choose a media player.

Recently, I was given a book.  It is an old book and its name is all but worn away.

The first several hundred pages are written on old and worn parchment, but as I scan the pages, I notice the pages change in quality and in age.

Now that I’ve scanned and have a “feel” for this book of mysteries, I now open the book to two random pages.  The print is surprisingly small, but in some unknown manner, each line I read seems to enlarge as if by some unseen magnifying glass.  Reading just one page seems to take forever.

After reading a mere few pages and noticing the dramatic changes in the heavens, I began to notice the pattern of the mysterious book which is written without demarcation.

The pattern, now clear to me is that each page starts a new day in history.  The division  between the two pages is mid-day, but not as man measures time.  At the end of the second page is the close of each day.

Another mystery of the book unfolded before me.  I was allowed to see and read a mere pittance of a planets history, two pages – a day at a time.OldBook-for Blog - Two Pages

The book, while larger than any text-book, and compressed with what seems to be an insurmountable amount of information tells of the history of a planet from its conception, to its current moment.  The book is a summary of each event that produced significant change in its history.

This book, like any book has a beginning and a middle, but like any story of life, it is incomplete – the end cannot be written while the subject continues to unfold…

… just as each of us unfold each day, two pages at a time.

Passion for Emotional Release

I often wonder what drives people to answer, or respond to life’s questions and statements.  Today, I got a smattering of an answer.

One of my dear cousins in Europe was posting in facebook, and it seemed that she was a bit frustrated with people correcting her, and/or making judgments about her posts.  We Thinking2essentially got into a conversation about some things we know to be true, but many of the “general public” know little to nothing about, but are more than happy to make assumptions upon from what can be only be termed as willful ignorance.

Another [recent] friend in facebook seems to have a penchant for “stirring the pot”.  At first, it seemed odd that she would say some of the things she does, but when I answered with information I can reference, she didn’t counter my statements.  I eventually asked her if she was “stirring the pot” for the sake of conversation… she pretty much (not directly) admitted that she does so on purpose.  What I’ve found interesting in what she does is, she makes statements [usually] or questions that purposefully get under peoples “skin”.  What’s most interesting is what happens next – people reply from their emotions, not from logic, not with material that can be proven, mostly just emotional responses.

If I were taking a survey on how most people respond to information contradictory to a segment of society’s beliefs, or questions that can inflame tempers, I’d say that from these two sources – and probably many others – I’d have my answers: people respond to most stimuli through emotions.

Now, my question is, do people respond through emotions because it is something of a personal nature, or a lack of information?

… oh, I may as well ask one more question:  how do emotional responses affect the world in which we live?