Somebody, Fix It, PLEASE!

The one thing about social media is, we get to know the thoughts and desires of people.  We post pictures ranging from our pets, children, funny things, sad things, what we’re doing, and the things that make us happy, sad or angry.  Quite often, people just complain about what isn’t right with Complainsomething, usually the government, including the leader of some government. We complain, we yell, we bit_h and moan about what someone is or is not doing, then we point the proverbial finger at those we say should do something… then we stop for a while… waiting for someone to do something, just because we’ve made our complaint known. When nothing changes, we start the process of complaining all over again. At times I wonder if we as a people ever learn anything, especially from our own mistakes and short-comings.

“We the People…” have forgotten that these three words says it all:  WE are the ones who are responsible for what we’re experiencing.  For those who vote, you are the ones responsible for the person you’re now complaining about, after all, you voted the person into office.  Those of us who didn’t vote the person/persons into office – Hey! Your job is no less done than anyone else! When there is someone in office who is causing not only you, but the majority of the nation to suffer, it is EVERYONE’S issue!  When will YOU stop pointing your finger while yelling and demanding someone else, “FIX IT!”?

I have a couple of questions for you:

  • Do you feel better that you’ve raised your voice, literally or in some social media posting, then drop the subject for a while, only to do it again at some future time?
  • Why are you demanding someone else do what you seem unwilling to do? Aren’t YOU somebody, someone?

Okay, maybe you’re feeling a bit out of your element, out of your comfort zone, or you just don’t know where to start; maybe you just feel insecure about doing something you’re not sure you can do alone. If these are some of your reasons, fine, I understand, all us can understand this – all of us have experienced the feeling of being “out of our comfort zone”. So, is there a solution? Is there some way you… all of us can be involved in bringing positive change to the world in which we live?

YES!  Most definitely!

How?

I’ll offer the following as an avenue for you to listen, then find what YOU ARE comfortable doing, then join others who are already doing keep-calm-and-we-will-fix-itsomething to bring the positive changes all of us want to see for ourselves and for the future of our loved ones.

I offer an archived radio program (below) as well as future programs which you can listen to repeatedly, you can download the programs and share them with others of like mind, then you can get involved in your own area… wherever you are in the world. The title of the programs are, “How to Make a Better World”. So far, the one below is archived, then there is one coming with the same title, but it’s listed as part 2.  Part 3 will air in the first week of November.

You’ve already have the experience of waiting for someone else to do something better, and so far little to nothing is happening, so get involved NOW!

YOU ARE SOMEBODY! Together WE will fix it.

See the “What’s New” page on the following web site:

www.kwave6radio.tk

Start with this archived radio show:
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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!

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?

Self Defining Moments

Now that the “holiday season” is over and done with, life starts to return to “normal”, whatever that means for you, please allow me to pose a thought that seems to be a recurring theme in my life – what defines you?

I seem to be surrounded by people who are constantly encouraging consumerism and conformity, to some degree or another.  What do I mean?car

A person close to me has constantly insisted that I should have a car, “… because people think that you’re poor if you don’t have one.”  In my youth, I had many cars and even a 4 X 4 that I actually used off-road in mountains: I even had two vehicles at a time, and a motorcycle – a 11oo cc. motorcycle that straight from the factory went from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds – two houses in the suburbs and much more.  For me, these were not things that defined me, others may have defined me by my possessions, but for me, they were experiences that I lived and at the time, enjoyed.smartphones

Now days, a vehicle still brings “social status“, likewise for cellular phones and computers.  Clothes have always provided a semblance of social status and the same is said for your residence.  Where you vacation and how you do it.  Social status for many is the pinnacle of self accomplishment.  Compared to the masses, I know very few that get what they want merely for need or selfgratification.

Property refers to the sum total of one’s possessions, as well as their regular income. It goes beyond income as a measure of social class, as it reflects wealth accumulated (e.g., homes, stocks, bonds, savings) in addition to one’s earning potential. Property is a better overall measure of social class than income, as many individuals who are considered wealthy actually have very small income, and those with less property tend to have less power and prestige.

So, here we are with another set of questions:clothes-women

  • Is money the root of all evil?
  • Is having possessions bad?
  • How much is enough?
  • Is the social status we gain by possessions positive?
  • Is the gain of social status via greed honorable?

There are more questions I can pose, but let’s review these briefly.stylish-men

Is money the root of all evil?  My answer is, no.  Money is one of the two things that people value so much, but was not in the creation process in any scripture.  Money is just a tool – a tool that can help, hinder or kill.  It is the conscious thoughts, then actions that make this tool what it is.  On the negative end of this thought, there’s a song that came out in 1973 that speaks – ok, sings – about the evils of money – you decide.computers

Is having possessions bad?  No.  Like money, possessions are tools and how they’re used makes their perception good, or bad, but the fact is, they’re just objects.  Too much of anything is wasteful and creating possessions has to come from somewhere, so how many possessions must we have before we consider the destruction of our home, planet earth, to be too much?

How much is enough?  In a society built around capitalism, i.e., consumerism, there never seems to be enough.  Someone I know usually responds to my sense of frugality by stating, “Don’t be so frugal, the more you use, the more we have to buy, and the better the economy will be.”  Can’t we do with a bit less of everything?

Is the social status we gain by possessions positive?  No.  If you’re importance in society is built around your possessions… how long will you have said social status if one of our increasing “natural disasters” removes your possessions?  How about if the government seizes your possessions and income, then you’re left with little; then a thief takes what’s left?  It can and has happened.

Many ancient societies, and I’d dare say, a few remaining indigenous groups still find the “natural leader” in their children and groom them for leadership responsibilities upon becoming an adult.  Knowledge and wisdom are qualities that can’t be stolen.

Is the gain of social status via greed honorable?  No.  To gain status while slandering, putting down, lying about another is FAR removed from honorable.  If who and what we are can not stand up and shine without the aid of money and possessions, then the important question is, who and what are we?  If we’re only measured by what we have… which can be taken away or destroyed, then where is our value?  What is our worth based on?

Now that we’re in the year 2013, a year many thought we’d never see, put aside your I-Existfears… ALL OF THEM and reassess your self-worth.  Make yourself a better person, which will in turn, makes those around you take notice…

All the best – always!

God in a Box

During the past week since my last post, I’ve had many ideas that I thought were worthy of writing, but alas, none had “heart”.  Wednesday morning here in the America‘s, I was going to write about the hatred and all the negativity being expressed concerning the re-election of President Obama – that didn’t have heart either.  With regard to his re-election, I even had selected posts from “religious” people who were throwing literal “hissy-fits” over the election results.  One of my facebook friends posted this picture, then

“I don’t fit in your box”
– God

I re-posted it.  One friend caught on and a conversation followed.

Without divulging our conversation, but at least giving the highlights, this is pretty much what was covered:

… We are a people who love to hate for any number of reasons. Love is something we talk about, but practice in a very limited fashion.

Also, I’m one that not only believes in miracles, but lives them on a daily basis. I don’t claim to know the mind of G-d, but like Albert Einstein, it’s what I strive for. Even as Abraham Lincoln is credited for saying (paraphrased), “It’s not important that G-d is on my side, it’s far more important that I am on G-d’s side.” To live in HIS shadow means that I can be both part of a miracle, and the recipient of such; and if you wish, the observer of a/many miracle(s) that others miss.

Mankind has a L-O-N-G history of screwing things up when we forget who really is in charge, then take matters into our own hands. It’s my suggestion that instead of being so angry and upset over the outcome of an election, embrace what is and seek whatever your role is from our Creator and be a part of what He has either made or allowed and grow.

I only include this here because I made a decision yesterday – I’m not going to write about the ill’s of our world, they’re quite evident.  If this means that I lose even more of my readers, so be it.  I know that “bad news sells”, but this constant rehashing of negativity tends to drag me down with it, and in the end, I don’t like myself or the world in which we live.  I have chosen to focus on all that is great, and what can be through love and compassion.

When my now 31-year-old child was around six years old, we were on vacation and traveling cross-country by car.  Each time we stopped for gas and/or food, I’d talk with people like I’ve known them for a long time (something I learned from my father).  My daughter asked, “Dad, is there anyone that you don’t know?”  I smiled and answered her with a quote from Will Rogers, “Strangers are friends I haven’t met.”  The truth is, I like to make people smile – and think.  Whenever we have the chance, why not make a person smile?  It costs nothing and from time-to-time, the smile you just shared makes you smile too!

For some of my friends and/or readers, if you haven’t noticed by now, I do believe in G-d, and it’s based on my relationship with It.  I say “It”, “Creator”, “Source”, et al because I don’t attempt to put “Him”, “Her” in a box.  For me, it’s enough that I have conversations with our Creator, so gender is of no consequence for me.  If you’re offended by my “liberal” expressions, I guess this blog won’t be of any interest to you – but this does not mean that it will turn religious… I have no desire to make this into a religious blog, but from time-to-time, there will be quotes and thoughts that will come from a belief system.

Anyway, have a great and wonderful weekend and if I’m so inspired, there will be something here to read next week!

All the best!

 

Truth and Perception

Last week, I said that I was going to write about Mitt Romney and what I feel are definite reasons  not to vote for him.  I had documentation, videos, photos and I had the ability to tie them all together to make what I considered to be a great case against him.  Since then, I’ve thought, and re-thought about that and while I feel that I can make a very good stance on the subject, I’ve come to realize that…

Throughout my lifetime, I’ve noticed that people will make decisions for many various reasons, whether logical or emotional.  For many people, even when the facts have been provided and backed up with irrefutable documentation/evidence, people will still make decisions from an emotional stance, rather than from logic.  We can see this in our everyday lives.

Just last week, while talking with a very close friend, he stated that he is making his choice for president based on only one thing the candidate of his choice has stated.  For me and a few other of my friends, we consider this to be akin to accepting a choice built on a lie.  If you or anyone gives an answer that is only 80% correct, is it the truth, or a lie?  Let’s look at it from another perspective:  if you’re allergic to preservatives such as what you’ll find in a bottle of wine (I have a couple of friends that are allergic to various sulfites  and have almost died because of that additive), is it ok to drink that bottle of wine (or eat the food that has even trace levels of peanuts if you have a peanut allergy) because it’s over 95% pure?  Will that person be alright?

I know, you don’t have any of these problems, so this means it’s ok for you.  Your perspective is, it’s not my problem and the truth doesn’t matter.  So GMO foods are alright with you also.  Dropping bombs with depleted uranium is ok too, because it doesn’t affect you directly.  This list virtually has no end…

… but that’s my perspective.

Good luck with your future!