Authority and Expectations

 

If politicians, including presidents, kings, dictators and other so-called “leaders” want war, they should lead their soldiers and risk theirs and their families’ lives, too. How soon would politicians change their minds if they and their families had to lead the soldiers on the front of battle? The world needs to require “leaders” and their families to participate in war if that is what these “leaders” want.

The People need to stop supporting the insanity of war and destruction.

“Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”

-Robert A. Heinlein, If This Goes On, Revolt in 2100

“Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici

 

The Fifth of November

Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England’s overthrow.
But, by God’s providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James’s sake!
If you won’t give me one,
I’ll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

English Folk Verse (c.1870)

Source: http://www.potw.org/archive/potw405.html

“In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.

Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.”

— from the film V For Vendetta [2005]

[ Underlining is mine ]

Fonte: Para Onde Vão Os Estados Unidos? Ou Não Vão?, por Reginaldo Moraes

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Estados Unidos – colosso imune à mudança?

por Reginaldo Moraes

no Jornal da Unicamp

Alguns livros somem do radar, mesmo dos estudiosos especializados. Mas, de repente, quase por acaso, olhamos para eles, folheamos o que rabiscamos nas suas margens e lembramos do que diziam e do que faziam lembrar. É o caso de um livrinho de Barrington Moore Jr: Reflexões sobre as causas da miséria humana e sobre certos propósitos para eliminá-las (livro de1972, publicado no Brasil em 1974).

Um dos enigmas enfrentados pelo livro tem notável atualidade: afinal, por que os norte-americanos, pioneiros na universalização da escola primária e na escola média, vanguardistas na massificação do ensino superior, detentores da maior máquina de ciência, tecnologia e cultura do mundo, convivem com o fato de elegerem primatas inferiores para a presidência da república? Afinal, isso não seria mais próprio de repúblicas bananeiras?

Existe algo mais fundo a determinar tal maldição? Quando ainda candidato, Barak Obama disse uma frase aguda, mais ou menos assim: o problema não é apenas sair do Iraque, é sair de uma mentalidade que nos enfia em seguidos Iraques. Terminou seu governo celebrando e confirmando a força desses limites. Será esse elemento um fator explicativo para as perguntas acima?

BM diz que no desenvolvimento norte-americano, em especial na segunda metade do século XX, há “consideráveis elementos de uma prosperidade guerreira”. Não acredita que isso tenha qualquer traço de “destino”. Pelo contrário, vê possibilidade de mudança, mas…

O seu argumento é complexo: a guerra e o desperdício suavizam as crises e minimizam, por exemplo, as demandas por redistribuição de renda, poder e prestígio. O capitalismo americano é popular e engendra o que Paul Baran e Oskar Lange chamavam de ‘imperialismo do povo’. Porém, o que se verifica, diz BM, é “ausência de uma demanda de mudança – não a impossibilidade de mudança”.

A chave para explicar a permanência ou a mudança é a “incoerência, apatia e confusão daqueles que se beneficiariam com políticas diferentes” e que assim podem permanecer porque “os outros pagam os custos”. Em suma, o “imperialismo do povo” tem como empurrar as coisas com a barriga enquanto alguém – fora do jogo – pague o pato.

A argumentação pode ser questionada em seus fundamentos, mas não é o que pretendo fazer aqui. Apenas chamo a atenção para um ponto inquietante da cadeia lógica de BM. Dado o enquadramento que descrevemos acima, seria difícil esperar transformações profundas que se produzam dentro do sistema político, com apoio de massas a reestruturações da desigualdade, por exemplo. Mesmo as mudanças incrementais, nesse quadro, seriam aquelas do famoso lema do Gattopardo: mudar algo para que tudo continue na mesma.

A crer na análise de BM, o sistema social parece quase completamente imune a esse tipo de sacolejo. A possibilidade da ruptura parece quase que totalmente atrelada a acasos, atos inusitados ou a causalidades que não controlamos. E aí vem uma passagem luminosa do livro, justamente aquela que me fez escrever esta crônica.

No final do livro, BM pergunta se poderia haver “uma quebra ou colapso importante do aparelho político sem prévio apoio de massa para sérias mudanças sociais”. E menciona uma possibilidade muito sugestiva:

Há ainda algumas boas razões históricas e sociológicas para sustentar que tal colapso poderia ocorrer e permitir uma sucessão revolucionária. (…) num ambiente urbano a criação de uma massa revolucionária é uma transformação muito rápida. Fundamentalmente, ocorre através da quebra do fornecimento de bens e serviços de que uma cidade depende. Nos anos recentes têm ocorrido numerosas paralisações parciais por uma variedade de causas que nada têm a ver com a revolução em sua concepção comum, tais como greves ou quase greves de empregados-chave: polícia, bombeiros, lixeiros, professores e empregados dos correios. Elas mostraram a vulnerabilidade da cidade à interrupção dos serviços. Uma das possibilidades mais ameaçadoras e sociologicamente interessantes é uma repetição de interrupção do fornecimento de energia elétrica que afetou grande parte do Nordeste não há muito tempo {BM refere-se ao apagão de 1965]. Sob a capa de bom humor do último corte de luz havia uma preocupação, não necessariamente apaziguada pelas freqüentes emissões assegurando a população de que o Pentágono estava funcionando normalmente e tinha certeza de que não se tratava de caso de emergência. Energia elétrica é muito mais importante para uma cidade moderna do que o fornecimento de trigo para a cidade de Paris no século XVIII. “

Isso foi publicado em 1972. Um outro grande blecaute aconteceria em 1977. Mas o mais inquietante ocorreu em agosto de 2003. Afinal, atingia em cheio uma cidade traumatizada pelo famoso evento das Torres Gêmeas, ocorrido dois anos antes. Um apagão monstro paralisou e assombrou cidadãos e autoridades de boa parte do nordeste americano, incluindo a cidade de Nova Iorque. O noticiário registrou múltiplos aspectos do evento – um choque na vida das pessoas, nos seus sentimentos e ansiedades. Boatos, improvisações, percepção de vulnerabilidades desconhecidas – essa era a crônica daquelas 24 horas dos nova-iorquinos. Para outras cidades, o apagão durou até 90 horas.

Metro, iluminação das ruas, casas e lojas, tudo no escuro. Evidentemente, comunicações prejudicadas. A rigor, o único sistema estável era o rádio – e quem tinha um aparelho a baterias ou pilha ouvia as insistentes mensagens das autoridades policiais, tentando acalmar ou advertir, a depender do cliente.

Assim, naquele dia e nos dias seguintes, um simples passeio pelo noticiário internacional pertinente mostrava o quão instável, efêmera e pouco confiável é a ordem das coisas, no coração do globo. E quão dependente ele é – nas menores e mais cotidianas realidades — daquilo que aquele coração suga do resto do mundo. Por exemplo, em usinas de energia termoelétricas movidas a carvão e petróleo.

Hegel dizia que o mocho de Minerva, a sabedoria, levanta vôo ao anoitecer. Pelo jeito, esqueceu de mencionar a necessidade do fornecimento de energia… não foi o mocho que alçou vôo. Durante o eclipse das usinas, os fantasmas, temores e sentimentos baixos afloravam.

O livro de Barrington Moore talvez exibisse uma premonição. Por vezes, o terremoto vem de onde menos se espera. Será que isso se deve a uma falha no subsolo ou nas nossas percepções, que não registram o que deviam registrar?

Fonte: Para Onde Vão Os Estados Unidos? Ou Não Vão?, por Reginaldo Moraes

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Leia também: O projeto militar dos Estados Unidos para o mundo, por Thierry Meyssan

When it’s my time to move on

To another life

Than on this planet

Perhaps, in a 100,000 light years

I may return

To see if any progress was made

However, I really doubt it

 

The most advanced minds

Here

Can do nothing

But hope

That the idiocy of the planet’s leaders

Will evolve to, at least, stupidity

And after that

Maybe, it will begin to show

Signs of improvement

 

 

Educating Idiots

 

What has been done to most of us and continues to be done to most of us is the reality I know in my own mind because I’m still trying to unlearn the lies that were inculcated into me from an early age like freedom, democracy and justice. These are only for the wealthy and powerful who have unlimited access to unlimited wealth. The lie(s) of this world, when awakening, is like coming out of a deep, deep sleep and, then, seeing the real and the true horror show of this world for the first time as what it really is, in my view. It’s humanity’s reality that we have all created together whether consciously or not and it always has been and, maybe, will always be, as long as the majority accept the deep lie(s) and the deep hypnosis under which we live, in general.

 

 

This a partial view of the scene from the film Soylent Green where people could actually choose to end their life when they no longer wanted to be in the world. In the film, the world was a rotten mess, almost like it is now, but much worse. Nature was destroyed and polluted, much like it is now, but not totally yet. The destruction will only get worse because there is just too much money involved in the way the world is now. Even destruction of the planet is profitable. Capitalism has even gone so far as to be able to make money in this way.
Many are shocked by the idea of this scene, however, everyone is the owner of their own life, believe it or not, and everyone should be able to choose when to leave the world. Only life exists in reality. Death is a complete illusion. Death is merely a change of our physical vestment and nothing more. The ability to end our life, when we voluntarily choose to do so, should be provided in a completely safe environment and in a completely painless and comfortable way in order to exit this world when we voluntarily choose. There is, however, no alternative but to remain on a completely insane planet controlled by psycho and sociopaths who do everything and anything to maintain power and control in order to financially profit from it.  No entity, whether official or not, has the right to determine for another individual to remain in this life. NO ONE nor ANY OFFICIAL ENTITY has that right. NO ONE. However, that is not the case in our reality on this wonderful planet!

When people decide to exit, it is their own business and it should be their own decision, alone. For sure, the world can offer to try to convince the person to do otherwise, etc., but, ultimately, everyone should have the right to exit at any time, if they so choose and when they choose to do so. The world doesn’t permit it, perhaps, because many more would leave this world, in a heartbeat, and the population would voluntarily be drastically reduced on its own. Revenues for businesses, governments, and other money-making entities would decline too much and there would be less money for the powerful and the controllers.

Since there is no other way to escape this planet, as we don’t have the technology to be able to do so, we can’t take an intergalactic space ship or we don’t have a way to choose another dimension in order to escape this Prison Planet. We are stuck here, to suffer interminably, until the end when Life chooses the time we go. Suicide, in a painful way, prevents most from doing it or wanting to do it. Therefore, many are stuck here, in order to wait for their turn when Life will remove them at its own designated time, not ours, leaving those who do not want to stay on this planet to undergo tremendous heartbreak and tremendous emotional and mental pain. Such is the world we live in. It’s always about Power & Control in every way imaginable and unimaginable. This is just another piece of the Power & Control matrix puzzle.

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.” – Harry J. Anslinger (1892-1975)

 

Harry Anslinger was the American government official who was the one in charge to spread the lies about cannabis in the U.S. and, then, throughout the world. Brazil continues to spread the lies, too, because the U.S. tells them to do it! When are countries going to stand up to the U.S. dictatorship of the world? When are countries going to think for themselves. The world needs true democracy but doesn’t really want it. That’s why we have a world dominated by one country, the U.S., who thinks it is the dictator. They are! Do you know why? Because they have the most bombs. In other words, they have the biggest gun pointed at the rest of us. Welcome to the world of organized crime in power! Most countries act in the same way so everyone is guilty of allowing this to happen. There are no innocent bystanders! We’re all involved in this complicity!

People like Anslinger still continue to parade their philosophy of a Power & Control Dictatorship over human beings in the U.S., as well as, virtually, the whole world, to prohibit what they, the few, feel is right in their own puny, small and dominating minds. Just take a look at the Trump administration currently. Marijuana prohibition is still the mindset among many in the current U.S. administration. Democracy, really?

The People are never consulted, at all, and neither is the natural plant consulted. Were you ever consulted? Were you ever allowed to try marijuana to make up your own mind? Were you ever asked to vote in favor or against it? I don’t think so! I know I wasn’t allowed to try it legally so I could make up my own mind!

Lies, deception, and different scientific research results all contribute to the confusion about the plant and all this confusion still continues to be propagated among the masses. No one can try cannabis on an individual basis to see what each individual thinks of the plant through their own experience. If plants can be controlled, well then, people, so can we be controlled. The world’s game is called MIND CONTROL. Wake up people! We do not and will never live in a democracy as long as the few, even the elected ones, can control the many.

Democracy is an illusion, people! When is the world going to wake up?

Does this world really love and want real democracy? 

In Brazil and the U.S., specifically, there is no true, real democracy. I can only speak of these two countries of which I am part. I know, from experience, the reality of both of them. We have been sold an illusion of what does not exist! Only power, control and manipulation by the few over the many exists.

Democracy is a dream, people, and to believe in a dream you have to be asleep or in a dream state. Wake up people! Again I say, there is no such thing as real democracy in this world when a few control what they think is best for the rest of us! The prohibition of cannabis is just one part of the whole horror show of “democratically elected” dictatorships here in Brazil and the U.S.

The white race, which is the predominate race of both of my countries. It is not the superior race nor the inferior race. What is inferior or superior about these races and in whose viewpoint are they superioor or inferior? And in which ways? Let’s be clear about this!

How can some races or types of people consider themselves superior to others? By what classifications? And who are we, at all, to think, that some people are superior to others? We are all human beings from the human race! Let’s act like it!

We all are part of the human race. Even within the races, we all think differently. However, the few, in power and control, want to end individuality. No matter how much the world says they adore individuality, it is an illusion. Both in the U.S. and Brazil, society, at large, wants conformity in being and thinking. We are programmed constantly by the media, education, society and each other to conform, what to act like, what to wear, what to think, what products to buy, what is the latest style, etc., etc., etc. We never hear all the opinions, especially, from the non-conformists. Even scientific research can never, truly, be objective, even if we like to think that it is or should be. Only a machine can be objective but it can always be programmed according to the humans’ biases, too. We all are programmed not to really think critically and, of course, don’t be different! Difference in appearance doesn’t necessarily mean one is different, if the individual is still enslaved to groupthink or conformity in thinking. We need new thinking and we need always to challenge the status quo. Always! The river of life should never be impeded like a river of water. Freedom is to allow the natural flow of the river of life. Appearances or different styles in fashion that don’t conform to the status quo does not mean, necessarily, that one is an individual if their thinking isn’t different. The only prohibition? DO NO HARM! No one or nothing has the right to harm another, ever, unless in self- defense. Even then, we must always consider that we do no harm!

All the races have the right to be who and what they are as human beings as long as they do not harm each other! It’s time that all opinions and all races be treated as equals. However, it’s not going to happen if we just let the few dominate us all. We, of all races, can learn from each other and we can all create a better world than this. People say they want order and progress and freedom, however, what we have is a mess, backwardness and slavery. Mental slavery is now our reality.  It is the new modern form of slavery.

Until real and true democracy is a reality we will always be ruled by the few. So-called representative democracy is not true democracy, at all. Look closely at the world people! Remember, democracy is an illusion. Look at and observe the world closely people. We are told that democracy is rulership by the mob. Well, what do have now but rulership by a mob, the few, elected mob that are not really interested in the people, at all. Remember, too, that the word ‘mob’ is also another word for the ‘mafia’.

Again, there is no such thing as democracy anywhere in the world, only the illusion that we have democracies. Do you still think you live in a democratic state? Really? Tell me about it! Convince me we really live in a real democracy. Tell me, really, that our elected “representatives” really represent us, the people, all of US! Tell me! Leave a comment below.

People, I want access to cannabis! I don’t want to have to look for it from people in the street who may be selling cannabis which could harm me because the mafia, sometimes, adds chemicals to it. Also, the quality, in the street, is usually very, very bad.

I can’t have access to cannabis! Why is that? Because to have access to cannabis, which nature freely provided, and still provides, is prohibited by the few who think it’s better for me not to have access to it! It has been decided for me and for you that we can never truly have legal access to it. Their opinion, the rulers’ opinion, is more valid than the individual mind to determine what is good or evil. Do you understand?

 

Democracy? Really?

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Source of photo and quote below is from this site:
( https://www.cureyourowncancer.org/cannabis-is-a-basic-human-right.html )

Picture

Harry J. Anslinger

Reprint from 

StuffStonersLike.com

Quote from Harry Anslinger…
…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.” “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.” “There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.

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Read the following article from the Huffington Post:

Marijuana Prohibition Was Racist From The Start. Not Much Has Changed.

 

Source: http://www.huffpostbrasil.com/entry/marijuana-prohibition-racist_n_4590190

The world is all about control and chaos despite what we are told. Chris Hedges, a former journalist for The New York Times, speaks, above, of the reality in The United States.

It’s also true of Brazil and, probably, most everywhere in the world. Leaders do not lead, they take orders from the real Powers of this planet behind all governments and nations. Wake up everyone! We do not really live in a free world. It is the prison planet. We all have owners at the very highest levels behind governments and everything else that exists in this world. There are a very, very few minority who are in control on this planet. The average People, the mass of the population of this world, outnumber them and really have the power but the vast majority do not know a thing about our common reality. Most everyone believes the world just happens to be the way it is because it is just that way. Wake up! We are all under various forms of mind control, one way or another, and we are led to believe we have no power. Just observe the media in all of its forms brainwashing us everyday to remove us from reality. Do you really think you are really free? Do you really think you have control over your own life? Think again. None of us, really, do. None of us are really free on this Prison Planet called Earth! The Earth is perfect. It’s the few in control of humanity and humanity, in general, who have passively always accepted the world we live in. The world is exactly the way it is because we all accept it. Wake up, people, the world can be changed but it will take a mass awakening to change it for the better so that the world works for all of us. Poverty was and continues to be created by the few to control the many. We, the People, can change that. We all need to awaken and then stop electing a criminal few who work for the real Power in this world! The few who think they can own and control us. They do, for now, as long as the People allow the world to be as it is.

After Edith Piaf’s original version, this is the GREATEST version of La Vie En Rose I have ever heard!

 

La Vie En Rose

 

Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voilà le portrait sans retouche
De l’homme auquel j’appartiens
Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose
Il me dit des mots d’amour
Des mots de tous le jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose
Il est entré dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause
C’est lui pour moi
Moi pour lui
Dans la vie
Il me l’a dit, l’a juré pour la vie
Et dès que je l’aperçois
Alors je sens en moi, mon coeur qui bat
When he takes me in his arms
And whispers love to me
Everything’s lovely
It’s him for me and me for him
All our lives
And it’s so real what I feel
This is why
Et dès que je l’aperçois
Alors je sens en moi, mon coeur qui bat
La vie
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
Ohh, la vie
La vie en rose
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
La vie en rose, la vie en rose
Je t’aime voir toujours

Eu, nos anos 80, cantava, Menino Veneno. Sou gay, então, por que não?

Menina Veneno, foi lançado em 14 de fevereiro de 1983.

Este video é de 2009(?)

 

Meia noite no meu quarto
Ela vai subir
Ouço passos na escada
Vejo a porta abrir
Um abajur cor de carne
Um lençol azul
Cortinas de seda
O seu corpo nu

Menina veneno
O mundo é pequeno
Demais pra nós dois
Em toda cama que eu durmo
Só dá você, só dá você
Só dá você!
Yeh! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh!

Seus olhos verdes
No espelho
Brilham para mim
Seu corpo inteiro
É um prazer
Do princípio ao sim

Sozinho no meu quarto
Eu acordo sem você
Fico falando pras paredes
Até anoitecer

Menina veneno
Você tem um jeito
Sereno de ser
E toda noite
No meu quarto
Vem me entorpecer
Me entorpecer!
Me entorpecer!
Yeh! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh!

Menina veneno
O mundo é pequeno
Demais pra nós dois
Em toda cama que eu durmo
Só dá você, só dá você
Só dá você!
Yeh! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh!

Meia noite no meu quarto
Ela vai surgir
Eu ouço passos na escada
Eu vejo a porta abrir

Você vem não sei de onde
Eu sei, vem me amar
Eu nem sei qual o seu nome
Mas nem preciso chamar

Menina veneno
Você tem um jeito
Sereno de ser
E toda noite
No meu quarto
Vem me entorpecer
Me entorpecer!
Me entorpecer!
Yeh! Yeh! Yeh! Yeh!

Menina veneno
Menina veneno
Yeh! Yeh!
Menina veneno
Menina veneno
Yeh! Yeh!

“I know about sick people.

We all exaggerate a little.

Our pains aren’t so terrible.

I believe . . .

. . .

I was stupid and lazy.”

— Bernadette, from the film The Song of Bernardette [1943]

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“Behold, my beloved spake, and said unto me,

Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

For,lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing

of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in

our land;

The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with

the tender grape give a good smell.

Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”

— Song of Solomon 2:10-13

“Go to the Spring, drink of the Water and Wash there!

No, not the River!

The Spring yonder!

Eat of the Plants

Drink of the Spring and Wash there.”

[Capitalization is my own, for contemplation]

 

— the quote is from the film The Song of Bernadette [1943]

Hint: The quote above should be read in a metaphysical, symbolic way.

1 There is no past, there is no future. They don’t exist, except in the mind, so, remain here, present, wherever you are, always in the present. Be present in mind, soul and, especially, heart.

2 The time is always now, except when you forget when and where you are! Remember, be here and now.

3 Wake up at the moment you can, when you are not here, when you are not in the now and return to the present, because, the only real time is now. Another time does not exist! Time is only an experience, an illusion. The past is gone, and the future is our hopes and/or desires.

4 Go forward in the direction of your dreams. Learn and do only what is necessary to get to the goal you desire. Move forward and be, always, in the now.

5 After you achieve your goal, keep going. Have new goals and new directions, no matter how small.

6 Life always leads the way. Time will tell you when you arrive at your destination, and experience, along the way, will give you the tools, so that you have what you need to accomplish the tasks you need to accomplish, no matter how small.

7 Life is an eternal journey. You are an eternal being, not your physical body, but you, the real you, inwardly, is who you are, eternal and always here, despite the outer appearances. We work in an outer world which is illusion to do the work Eternity needs us to do.

 

Do you know where you are going in Eternity?

 

–Farley

(Excellent English subtitles)

Jacques Fresco, an American futurist and a self-described social engineer, was a visionary thinker and a true friend of humanity and the natural environment. He recently died at the age of 101 on May 18, 2017.* He was and will not be the only one who really thought of a better world, not only for all of humanity but for the natural environment as well. It’s time to change our world and ourselves. Governments, leaders and corporations are not going to change a damn thing unless there is a major shift in the consciousness of the vast majority of everyday citizens. The majority must refuse to continue on the path that the world is heading for, self-destruction.

Currently, it appears that most governments of this world, the super, super wealthy powers behind governments, most of the major multi-national corporations and the shadow governments, especially the shadow government of the U.S., all in unison, control this world’s reality and do not want the vision of a better and sustainable world to be realized. It’s obvious, so obvious even a child, observing our world know that the world, as it is now, is absolutely insane. We used to say the world is or was crazy. Now, it is beyond that. It is possible, as portrayed in this video, if ego and selfishness were not part of the norm to change our world. Until the time that the majority of humanity rejects and stops supporting systems such as we have currently, whether capitalist, socialist or communism, and truly change to create a better world, then maybe, maybe the world will be able to change for the better and survive. For the first time in the history of the world, as the world stands at the precipice of self-destruction, it is more crucial than ever to change as soon as possible, business as usual. We cannot afford to conduct business as usual anymore. If not, then what is the future likely to be? Paradise or oblivion?

That is the question that must be answered soon, very soon, as a matter of fact! Is anything being really done to do this?

*Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacque_Fresco

Clip from the film Birdman of Alcatraz [1962]

The original film is 2:28:41 long. This clip is from 1:56:34 – 2:04:02 in the original film.

 

Observations on the most important and
critical scene in the entire story of the film

 

The scene is what is called the ‘worth the price of admission scene’ because it tells the world bluntly and truthfully what this world is about and has always been about: power and control.

Will the world ever change?

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PRIEST = Religion (played by George Mitchell as Father Matthieu)

WARDEN = Society, represented by Government (played by Karl Malden as Harvey Shoemaker)

PRISONER = The INDIVIDUAL human soul, INDIVIDUAL mind, INDIVIDUAL body on this physical planet (played by Burt Lancaster as Robert Franklin Stroud)

(Note: In real life, Robert Stroud, as portrayed by Burt Lancaster, was a notorious psychopathic homosexual. I wonder why he was psychopathic? Hasn’t the world always treated homosexuals so well?)
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SCENE:

The scene opens with:

Prisoner talking to Religion – “I’m going to wallop you today!”

Prisoner talks to Religion about the book he’s going to write.

Prisoner tells Religion exactly what the book is about, the truth he has seen in his prison life.

Religion warns Prisoner of the risk involved of publishing such a book.

Prisoner tells Religion, everything is a risk in this world, especially after living in the manure pile of the world has created while Religion / Government / Society has looked on.

Prisoner returns to his cell, only to find Government/Society is already there looking at his book. Who informed the Government/Society that the Prisoner was writing the book?

Government/Society informs Prisoner that it is confiscating the book. The Prisoner asks two questions?

“Have you read it?” “What do you think of it?”

Government/Society and Prisoner discuss the “advancements” in the treatment of Prisoners and the “reforms” prison life has undergone.

Government/Society accuses Prisoner of not having changed and threatens the Prisoner.

Government/Society asks the brazen question: “Do you think I want to punish you?”

This shows that Government/Society is blind and brutal.

Government’s/Society’s answer is that the Prisoner has only shown defiance and not once has he shown a sign of rehabilitation (meaning conformity).

Prisoner defines the word ‘rehabilitation’: “To invest again with dignity.”

Prisoner asks question to the Government/Society: “Do you think it’s part of your job to give a man back the dignity he once had?”

Prisoner states that the Government’s/Society’s only worry is:

1. How he, the prisoner, behaves.

2. Governments and Society want their puppets (we, the controlled individuals) to dance on a string with rubber stamp values (approval from Government and Society, the elite, impressed upon us, the puppets) with their sense of conformity, their sense of behavior.

That is why this world is a complete failure. We can see it and we know it deep down in our very souls.

3. The Prisoner states that Government and Society robs the Individual of the most important thing in their lives, their INDIVIDUALITY.

On the outside, individuals are lost automatons just going through the motions of living but underneath there is a deep, deep hatred for what the Government and Society have done to them. The first chance individuals get to attack Government and Society they do it. The result, more than half of prisoners go back to prison (as described in the film clip). In other words, people, in general, will return to conformity (their own internal prison) because of the impossibility to be an individual in society. In other words most give up, most conform. No one wants to make waves.

Government/Society then changes the subject to its own aches and pains in life.

Prisoner asks softly and kindly: “Where does it hurt you?”

Response from Government: “In my left shoulder and down my arms.”

Prisoner: “You should have a medical checkup.”

 

End of scene.

 

The physical pains as expressed by Government/Society are not related only to physical problems in their duties but to the spiritual pains that the Government/Society suffers for its own brutality, as manifested in its body elect, who do the ‘dirty work’ for Society at large, such as wars and in the prison industry among other ‘dirty jobs’ that “have to be done”. Government/Society thinks for a moment at the end of the scene and then leaves the difficult situation as it always does. The same problems of this world are never really resolved and viable solutions are really never found. The world we have is the world that the Earthly Human Powers want, a world of power, control, and accumulation of wealth only for the few. That is how this world has been since the beginning of recorded history and since humanity began.

The clip ends where the Prisoner sits alone in his cell (the cell of mind) and then the doors of his cell are closed by a foot soldier of the Government/Society to keep controversy controlled and to keep individuality limited. Those who are not conformists are always put away and are isolated somewhere or somehow, physically or mentally, so that the Government/Society doesn’t have to deal with INDIVIDUALITY. Snowden and Assange are cases in point. They dared to show the world the deeds being done in the name of the Government and instead of the Government defending the truth, it reacted by condemning them publicly and calling them traitors.

 

Such is life on this absolutely wonderful planet inhabited by such considerate and thoughtful leaders!

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Carmen Miranda, ao chegar nos Estados Unidos, colocou o Brasil no mapa com o visual dela, e, também, mudou a história artística nos States e no Brasil. Uma artista, como ela, nunca foi vista antes! Dificilmente, alguém como ela, é visto, neste mundo. Mas quando uma novidade, como Carmen, aparece, é sempre a melhor coisa neste mundo tão triste e cansado! É prova que existe algo forte e especial nesta vida. A energia do mundo muda só com a presença dessas pessoas.

Carmen, como agradeço a sua força, ainda presente, neste mundo, mesmo ausente do mundo físico. Você mudou a minha vida e o meu espírito. Você trouxe, para mim, e para muitos, somente beleza, alegria, ritmo, e o lado mais positivo do Brasil. Carmen, você continua a ser o espírito da pátria e umas das melhores representantes da America Latina até hoje!

Quando criança, crescendo nos EUA, Carmen foi e sempre será uma das pessoas mais representativas do Brasil para mim! A imagen do Brasil da qual minha mãe Pernambucana me mostrou, eu jamais esqueci, como, por exemplo, Luis Gonzaga, entre outras pessoas e coisas boas do Brasil. Ela, minha mãe, sempre me falou do lado positivo do Brasil e sempre foi uma imagem de uma Brasileira (com ‘B’ maiúsculo] muito boa, honesta e íntegra, incomprável não somente nos States mas no Brasil também.

Depois de conhecer Carmen, através dos filmes dela quando eu era bem jovem, a presença espiritual dela, na minha jornada entre os EUA e o Brasil, sempre foi marcante e sempre foi uma experência forte. A felicidade é dificil de achar neste mundo mas ela existe. Carmen, para mim, fez parte dessa alegria do povo brasileiro. Também, Cleto, meu grande amigo Mineiro (falecido) foi, não somente um grande amigo, mas um irmão de coração. Ele também trouxe muita alegria na minha vida também.

Uma vez, no Rio, há muito tempo atrás, sem saber por que, fui caminhando na Siqueira Campos, sem destino, entre Copacabana e Botafogo pelo Túnel Alaor Prata (Túnel Velho) e logo após da saída do túnel em Botafogo vi o Cemitério de São João Batista. Fui caminhando até eu encontrei a entrada principal na Rua General Polidoro e, ao entrar, continuei no caminho reto na minha frente, a Rua São João Batista. Caminhei devagar olhando tudo e parei em frente do túmulo da minha querida Carmen. Eu não sabia que ela estava sepultada lá. Minha Nossa! Foi um momento inesquecível e emociante! Lá estava os restos mortais do icone Brasileiro, Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, a nossa querida, Carmen!

 

Carmen, você jamais será esquecida pelo fãs!

Carmen, Brasil, em 2017, precisa de você novamente!
A vida, em geral, por aqui, está triste. O povo precisa de uma alegria.

 

Carmen, você trouxe o brilho que o Brasil poderia ser neste mundo, não o brilho de bombas atômicas mas o brilho da felicidade verdadeira e espontânea! Também, a alegria autêntica de celebração e renovação, com esperança de um futuro próximo muito melhor do que agora, muito melhor que qualquer político poderia trazer!

O Povo tem o poder verdadeiro.

Viva o Povo!
Viva o Brasil!
Viva a Vida!

Mr. King died for what he believed in. What he believed in was for his people, specifically at the time he was alive, but his message went beyond that. He was, as all great leaders are and have been throughout history, universal. His message was for everyone, everywhere, at all times to come. His anger and his frustration with the U.S., at that time, shows in this video and rightly so!

Mr. King paid the full price anyone could pay for real justice in this world. His universal message left a legacy of the fact that, in reality, all people, all races, whether male or female, gay or straight, rich or poor and everything and everyone in between have the right to simply be in this world. Everyone’s birth into this physical existence automatically gives everyone a right to be who they are, not what outer authority says they are permitted to be. Everyone has a right to exist! The only exception to this statement would be for those people who want to impose themselves on others or to harm or kill anyone just because they do not agree with the common thinking of their time. No one has that right to deny anyone to be! That is especially true of political, religious, corporate or any other type of leader(s) who wants to impose any law, any dogma, any contract or any other so-called document that would, otherwise, allow that to be done to anyone.

The Golden Rule must always be applicable to all people everywhere! Indeed, it is the only obligation anyone in a sane world should have.

As Max Ehrmann stated: “You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars: you have a right to be here.”

Always remember, whoever you are, that you have a right to be here! Do not allow others to impose or rule over your life and your world! Do the same for others, also.

It’s time the U.S. stopped being the Dominator of all dominators and for it to begin to enter the world as an equal with all other countries, not as a country superior to everyone else. All countries have a right to be sovereign, just as people do. No country or group should rule over anyone, ever.

The U.S. should stop thinking of itself as the Great Exception or Exceptional as they call it. That is absurd! The U.S. has given the world much and still does. But it has, also, taken very much, too, just like most of the so-called First World countries.

The U.S. says it is democratic, it says it wants to promote peace, it says it wants to promote freedom, but for whom and where? It doesn’t appear that freedom or democracy is what they want at all. I am not speaking of all American citizens. I am only speaking of a system, as it currently is, in the U.S., which says one thing and, then, does the opposite. It’s time the American government and system got off the backs of its own people and stopped exploiting the vast majority in the U.S. and in most of the world. Life is not just about money! Life is not just about the imitation of the worst of values. Looks, physical perfection, materialism, superficiality and being cool just because it’s cool to be cool is empty. How empty can life get with those values. Life is not about exploitation and deception just to make a buck. Life is not about creating mindless consumers. Life is not about authoritarian control and teaching impressionable minds, through education, not to really think or to make waves. Also, life is not just about the U.S. and its way of life which is based, mostly, on what you have, who your friends are and, in an artificial way, appearances. It’s time the U.S. does what its constitution says. It’s time the U.S. stop being the Great Exploiter along with Europe and the rest of the powerful First World nations, mostly in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the seriously exploited nations, the so-called “Third World” nations, happen to be in the Southern Hemispere. No matter where the exploited nations are, however, the Exploiters have to stop robbing the Third World countries which, usually, are tropical and very rich in resources. They have to stop stripping these countries of most of their natural wealth as if it belonged to the U.S. and its criminal First World thieves. Many times the corrupt and venal leaders of these Third World exploited countries are complicit in this exploitation. And guess who really backs these Third World corrupt “leaders”? Just follow the money. Along with these complicit criminal “leaders” are the criminal political “gangs”, called parties, running the bureaucratic money machine vacuums in most of the world, at large, including the First World countries. Politicians, in general, always pose as decent and honest men or women in order to win the hearts of the unsuspecting public who believe them because to do otherwise would be unthinkable! It is obvious, now, more than ever, that the richest countries in the world, mostly, have used the wealth from Third World countries to create the wealth of the First World at the expense of the unsuspecting people of the Third World.

Humanity has always exploited and, probably, always will exploit the masses of people who just want to live and live in peace. Peaceful, simple, good and honest people are an easy target always. They are easily exploited by the pathological Dominators of this world. The world of the Dominators always speaks the language of hope openly so they are approved of by the majority but their actions prove to be the opposite. Just observe the Natural World compared to human creation. Nature is not poor. It’s quite the opposite. It’s abundant and can produce even more abundantly when humanity gently guides her. However, that is not the case with humans. Reality, as it is, proves the opposite. Currently, humanity greedily gets as much as it can from Nature through rape, violence and toxification, not only of the natural world, but of all humanity, too, through the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Legally prescribed drugs have a stranglehold on the vast majority by promising to cure but never really doing that. By not curing or really looking for cures most become addicted, whether mentally or physically and most who fall for their promises of health never really achieve it. Most are told that they will need to take their drugs for the rest of their lives. The leaders of this world are, and have created, a world of exploitation under the guise of peaceful, generous, and humane human beings. That’s the most surprising element of this world we live in. The leaders even act, in a charade of posing as diplomatic, kind and thoughtful but it is mostly a facade to dupe the hypnotized and controlled masses into thinking that the leaders are actually doing what is just and right. Since when has this world ever been just and right, as a whole? “Leaders” will only do what is just and right if it means getting the results that the super elite, the super strong corporations and the political puppets have in mind so that most of the wealth of this world goes to the very top of the Dominators’ world. This is the world we live in and it has always been this way in one way or another. The outer form of everything in this world will change but the inner of the world, as a whole, is another thing.

The New World, especially the Americas, is just the exact opposite of what it was supposed to be and what was envisioned. Utopia is an ideal that can never be reached is what these Dominators say and it is what they want us to believe. It is true that Utopia, or perfection, is a journey and not a destination. But shouldn’t we  already be on that path towards a better world? Current world events show the exact opposite if you are paying attention. It’s not about the outer world that has changed but the inner world I am referring to which is, actually, even worse that ever before in history. Now, we can literally destroy all of humanity and everything on it. That is what appears to be going on now in slow motion. However, we can do it very quickly now with a few modern mega-atomic bombs now. We are now in a world that is so deeply disturbing. The vast majority of people are on some type of medication, in one form or another and for one reason or another. The world is being drugged and intoxicated. Could it be to conform to the darker forces at work on a worldwide level now?

The Americas were called the New World. The reality is that the New World never was and, probably, will never be, as long as we have the same exact types of “leaders”, generation after generation who really never, ever, do anything of real value. Most of what we do have, as “leaders”, are mediocre at best, even in the U.S., the supposed richest country in the history of the world, most are mediocre! How can any country say it is the richest country in the history in the world with so many in desperate need in the U.S.? What was supposed to be the New World in the Americas is just a continuation of the Old World. Nothing has changed, at all. The outer world has changed, for sure, the world of appearances, but not the inner world, especially, the inner world of the few. These few have never left the Old World mentally and, probably, never will, of course, unless the People of the world begin to become non-participants in this world-wide system and scheme that threw them overboard a long, long, long time ago. In fact, the People as a whole were never even considered passengers on the ship of the Dominators who sail across the ocean of people and never consider this ocean as anything but a means to their end. The world is just for the few. This is the way it has always been. Mostly, the few are sociopaths and/or psychopaths. They look at ordinary people as something beneath them and not to be considered, unless, of course, they have some usefulness for their own ends and, never, of course, for the majority. The few people in this world who are selected as possible new “leaders”, especially, since the time of modern “democratic” elections, whether these “leaders” are from wealth or not, are selected for being who they are, usually, because they are sociopaths and/or psychopaths. These selected leaders just “float” to the surface of life and become visible to the real Dominators of the world. Then, these selected leaders, like natural scum on the surface of placid, clear, pure water, are used by the Dominators to obtain their ends and to further their goals of power and control.

Observe the conditions of the majority in this world and see the daily struggle, if not, the daily fight to survive. Only the very, very, very few are the exceptions to this struggle. Scarcity is what the few at the top inculcate into the minds of the vast majority into believing. However, by observing Nature, in its pure form, the observable reality is another. It is quite the opposite!

Nature, as well as everyone on this planet and all the creatures here, will only be able to withstand so much abuse. The abuse, in this world, is now palpable. It’s in the air and everywhere we go, only it is unseen now. We are beginning to see the very collapse of Mother Nature. The few at the top of the food chain, however, are exempt from any real suffering in this world. The suffering of the few, if they do suffer, is without any basis in any reality the average person knows and, so, if they do suffer, it is because of their own nature and their own doing. Abuse on this planet has become unbearable. Sooner or later, Nature will collapse from overuse, exhaustion, toxicity and general cruelty. The time is coming when things will change and even the Dominators will not be able to do anything, unless, though, if they have an escape plan from this world! More than likely, they already do have an escape plan! They’re not that stupid! They will just take their abuse into outer space and spread their evil, unless, the Universe stops them. However, the Universe will catch up to them, eventually, and justice will be served! It always has and always will! There is no doubt! Science states clearly: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” It is the law and it is the only law we can really count on in this world as a real means of justice. There will be a reaction from the very physical world that the few have abused, now, to death.

At my alma mater, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in the Intercultural Center (ICC), there is an inscription:

The age of nations is past. It remains for us, now, if we do not wish to perish, to set aside ancient prejudices and build the Earth.
–Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. S.J.

Unless humanity awakens, and awakens very soon, en masse, to rebuild and sustain Mother Nature, when she does return home from her long journey away and sees what her children have done to her home, Planet Earth, she will react and do what all mothers do when her children misbehave. I, personally, hope I am not here when she, finally, does come home.

 

With my high-starched collar and my high-top shoes
And my hair piled high upon my head
I went to lose a jolly hour on the trolley and lost my heart instead
With his light brown derby and his bright green tie
He was quite the handsomest of men
I started to yen so I counted to ten
Then I counted to ten again

Clang, clang, clang went the trolley
Ding, ding, ding went the bell
Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings
From the moment I saw him I fell

Chug, chug, chug went the motor
Bump, bump, bump went the break
Thump, thump, thump went my heartstrings
When he smiled I could feel the car shake

He tipped his hat and took a seat
He said he hoped he hadn’t stepped upon my feet
He asked my name, I held my breath
I couldn’t speak because he scared me half to death

Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer
Flop, flop, flop went the wheels
Stop, stop, stop went my heartstrings
As he started to go then I started to know
How it feels
When the Universe reels

The day was bright, the air was sweet
The smell of honeysuckle charmed you off your feet
You tried to sing but couldn’t squeak
In fact you loved him so you couldn’t even speak

Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer
Flop, flop, flop went the wheels
Stop, stop, stop went my heartstrings
As he started to leave
I took hold of his sleeve with my hand
And as if it were planned

He stayed on with me
And it was grand just to stand
With his hand holding mine
To the end of the line 

 From the unforgettable film – Meet Me In St Louis [1944]

We are each a perfect idea in the Mind of the Infinite Universe when we come into this world, a perfect concept with a purpose for our life. It does not matter what physical qualities or defects we have or what talents we have or don’t have. We are perfect as we are but we need to have experience and develop what little we have, hopefully, for the good of all.

Soon after birth, the process of indoctrination and programming begins from early on in our learning in this world. Usually, our learning is to leave our inner world of imagination and creativity completely and begin to accept external authority, external power and external control. The outer physical world trains us soon to look away from the true and real treasures within, i.e., the very inner knowledge to know and be our true identity. We turn toward what the world calls happiness and success, the true illusion, not true reality. The media and society take control. Few escape.

As the drop of ocean water is the Ocean of Life and the Ocean of Life is the drop, so is each individual born into this world. This physical world, because it is the physical world, soon begins the work to put each newborn babe to sleep as soon as it can, so that this physical world can use each one’s force or power for its own ends. The world does this very well indeed. It is the highest form of psychic and mind control.

Many, many people never awaken to their true, eternal reality as it is and can be observed from within. A few, naturally, do maintain an inner life but the vast majority don’t. Those who do not awaken will never know who they truly are because they are not taught how to think and cannot think because of indoctrination in contemporary education.  Most cannot think because they are not taught how to think. This world through “education”, which is really indoctrination, wants to do just that, indoctrinate. It wants to propagate obedient servants for the system which prepares most to be obedient workers. Modern “education” destroys true individuality in most people.

People everywhere have been and are put to sleep psychically and mentally to serve the purposes of the mighty few in this world who feed off the energy of the sleeping ones. The awakened ones, also, have no purpose because if society, at large, allowed awakened beings to voice openly and freely their opinions through the controlled media, people would learn to awaken in large numbers. The powers of this world do not and will not put up any longer with truth. They never have and they never will. Get used to it because the world is not going to change! At least, not for a very, very, very long time.

Remember this, you are a perfect idea and concept in the Mind of the Universe. Imitation is always suicide. Everyone needs to find their true self, not the manufactured self created by the world through education and the media but the true inner self which only each individual can do by unlearning, unthinking and undoing all that the external world has imposed on each human being born into this world. The Force that beats each one’s heart comes from a Source somewhere. What is beating you heart? What is causing you to be alive? Who are you? Do you know? Are you going to find out?

I think Bernadette knew exactly who she was at the time of her visions! However, her revelation of what she learned in her vision caused her to be sent away to a convent instead of being able to live in the world as she would have liked. She knew, also, that she needed to sacrifice herself because her life could have or would have been even worse in the hand of psychiatrists or the police if they had taken a hold of her. She had no choice in her life but to obey and be hidden away by the Catholic Church until she died a few years later in the convent after a very hard life. Her life’s story is not about the horror she had to face but the strength she needed to cling to in order to survive. Such was the fate of an awakened young lady. Such is the fate of all who awake! Great suffering is the price! If the world can use an awakened being as a source of revenue then it will take advantage of the situation. However, if there is no use for that person, they are left to die alone or they are killed outright by the system if they make too much noise and reveal too much truth. People, in general, do not want to hear the nude and crude truth about this world.

The only solution to this egotistical world is for more and more to awaken. Millions, if they do awaken, eventually, will begin the task of unmasking the reality of this world wholesale. It seems that it is happening now, especially, since the dawn of the Internet. We are living this unmasking now. This is the time called the Apocalypse*, which means the unveiling. We are experiencing it now. How long will this window of opportunity last until awakened people are silenced again? It already appears that the transition to a world government has been happening for the last 40 to 50 years or so and will continue until The New World Order, almost firmly established, has been completed. It’s a matter of time now before we will know, without a doubt, that the world has been taken over by the worst of humanity. The signs are already here that it has. One can already see that the total takeover is almost complete. There is little time now before we will all know for sure that this criminal world will be the future, principally, because the majority of good people stand by and do nothing!

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*Middle English Apocalipse, from Late Latin Apocalypsis, from Greek apokalupsis, revelation, Apocalypse, from apokaluptein, to uncover : apo-, apo- + kaluptein, to cover; see   kel-  in   Indo-European roots. [ www.thefreedictionary.com/apocalypse ]

Audrey Hepburn has always been in my life in one way or another through her films. Two films, which were always my favorites, profoundly impressed me because of her acting and because of her inner self; it always shines through in the characters she plays. Breakfast at Tiffany’s and, especially, The Nun’s Story were her greatest roles and most well-known films. In The Nun’s Story she  gave the performance of her life and, I think, it was the greatest film she made. The message of that film, basically, is the need for each individual to find out who they really are in this life. Her story, in the role she plays in this film, is a young woman, Gabrielle van der Mal [Sister Luke] who enters the convent at a very tender age. While in the convent she struggles for years to be as good a nun as she possibly can and she seemingly accomplishes that. After years of training to be a nun and a nurse, finally, she is able to be transferred to the Belgian Congo in Africa, her life’s dream, to help the African natives. This was her main reason for entering the order of nuns. However, in Africa, she is told that she will assist the European surgeon, Dr. Fortunati, who works in the hospital for white Europeans in the Congo in need of medical intervention for their own health issues. Sister Luke experiences some of her greatest challenges, not only as a nurse but, especially, as a nun due to the doctor’s critical observations of her behavior as a nun. Over time she becomes conflicted with the duties of being a nun and the duties of being a nurse. Tensions within her build and build until the struggle is too much for her. She becomes sick with tuberculosis and then is cured by the doctor. Eventually, she is sent back to Europe to escort a very important European who needs assistance because he has had a mental breakdown. Throughout the film, she is constantly reminded by her superiors in the convent that her first duty is to be a nun. Upon returning to the motherhouse of her order in Belgium she is told by Mother General that she will not being going back to Africa anytime soon because of the war (WWII) which will soon begin. For the rest of the story you will need to see the film and how it ends.

This film and its majestic, touching and soulful soundtrack is among the best to date in cinematic history. It will certainly be worthwhile to watch it just for that. You will feel deeply the overall message that it portrays so dramatically and so well. It will truly be an unforgettable experience which may last for your entire lifetime. It certainly did that for me.

 

It was great but never the greatest. The U.S. is not the only great country. All countries have some form of greatness. For one to claim that it is the greatest is vanity taken to the extreme. The ideals of the U.S. are dead.  Can they be resurrected?

America is not the only great country in the world. There are many! Americans have this idea that they are exceptional. The opposite is true. There are many exceptional countries in the world. America promotes the idea of diversity but then it describes itself as unique. No. It’s not unique. Look at Nature. Nature, as a whole, is made up of real diversity, individual uniqueness that it is a sight to behold. Nature is a system of diversity working in harmony as a whole.

Many Americans are in a dream world. They live in a “Disneyland” world, a world of superficiality and seldom really venture beyond that world. Others, though, who have seen the world beyond America and, then, see what America could be, wonder why did the country become what it has become?

America, in my view, has been declining over the years. Sure, the economy has been booming for a long time but the idea, the central core of the American experiment is dead. It was supposed to be, basically, about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness but did these really ever exist? These ideals still persist in the consciousness of many Americans but they have been stifled. No one really has a life, no one really has true liberty and the only pursuit in the American world, and in the world, in general, is after the Almighty Dollar, for most, money now is just to pay the bills every month. America has grown too fat, has grown too complacent and has grown too comfortable. Most everyone is in debt to some extent. America is now controlled by the powerful media and the citizens there have literally been programmed, like a computer, for certain results, i.e., they are faithful, hard-working, obedient consumers, basically, and nothing more that, in general. Consumption is everything now in the U.S. Americans have also become automatons, generally, as a whole. Most are non-thinking, non-seeing and non-active, mentally, as well as physically, as a whole. The majority of Americans are spectators in a vast and dazzling TV show and movie extravaganza life with the promise and look of wealth but, in actuality, wealth never really becomes the reality for the average citizen. The promise of the American Dream is the proverbial carrot at the end of a pole to get the ass (donkey) moving forward. It gets the donkey (the masses of people) trodding along thinking that they are headed for a better life. However, the reality of the vast majority of working Americans is that they are just making enough. What most make is only enough to pay bills, never enough to get off the treadmill system that the American elite have created for the vast number of underlings. Sure, some do get off the treadmill, however, it is an illusion that the vast majority will. The American Dream is just that, a dream. To believe it, you have to be asleep, as George Carlin put it so well!

Politically, over the years, the country has finally come to a choice between the worst of the worst of candidates like Hillary Clinton, a corrupt, corporate Wall Street ‘call girl’ and Donald Trump, a corrupt, dishonest con-man who was born to wealth, who became even wealthier in time and who now lives in his own world, not the average person’s reality. Donald’s favorite word is “amazing”! He lives in an amazing world unknown to most. His descent from Trump Plaza in New York City to live in the humble and modest mansion, the White House, for him, is a descent from opulent, vulgar and the nouveau riche style of wealth to a common simple mansion where he currently resides, the White House! The White House is the very statement of refined simplicity and historical elegance. It is not extravagant, glitzy and superficial like Trump and those who are like him. What a disappointment for him it must be.

The 2016 primaries were not really an election for the best ideas to solve the pressing problems of the day but for those who could convince, with well-chosen words, what the people wanted to hear, not the truth of the actual situation of the country and the world, at large. The primaries forgot that great ideas really do matter and forgot that stars and personalities are not real substance that have eternal value.  Stars are actors. They are celebrities, not the common folk of America, the everyday people. America, as a country, forgot to look in the mirror and has forgotten to do this for a long, long time. Perhaps, it’s because America just cannot see itself anymore. America died because it forgot what Americans always knew. It’s written on the gateway to the U.S., the Statue of Liberty:

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“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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The golden door! What golden door?

Well, it has become the “golden door” to more money for the huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse and the homeless who are now part of the landscape of America. What America has become, especially when Ronald Reagan became President, was that America began to obviously change for the worst. Actors, officially, were now heads of State. I remember how much America changed when Ronald Reagan became President. During the Reagan years so many Americans became homeless. Washington, D.C. was just full of them and, of course, other large cities, too. It was something unseen and unheard of for my generation. My generation had not seen that like those from the Depression Era of the 1930s. Of course, for my parents they experienced the Great Depression during the 30s, so it was nothing really new.

America, at its beginning, was to be the gateway to a New World, something entirely different, not a facade of the New Old World which it became and which really never ever went away! America was supposed to be about honesty, truth, ethics, transparency, thrift, liberty, freedom, and responsibility. Instead, the Old World hangs on strongly and undefeated as it always has. The New World has never come into existence. It is not our reality and, perhaps, never will be. The Old World is still undefeated because the few exploit the many like they always have, the few rob the majority like they always have and the few think only of themselves and only in their fortunes like they always have. The world is just like in the world of old.

Nothing is really new!

Nothing is really different!

The story is the exact same one from time immemorial. Nothing changes except for the outer view. The inner world of humanity continues to be greed, power and control. These remain. These are still here. They seem to be eternal and the world continues on. Nothing new, nothing different.

Each country on this planet is like a family or it should be. But, not in this world, not on this planet, in general. If you have millions in poverty in what is called the richest country in the history of the world you really have nothing! Nothing, because you forgot your own ‘family’, your own compatriots. If there is one person starving in your ‘family’, i.e., your country, what real wealth do you have? You have nothing! If one member of your ‘family’ cannot find decent, dignified work with a real living wage, what does wealth really matter? Wealth that will last centuries, for the few, while people are still starving in the world, is useless. The exception is always for the very few. Many, as always in this world, the starving, are innocent children.

What kind of world have we all created?

I’m not against rich people. What I am against is the absurd, disproportionate distribution of a country’s shared wealth. It should be for the common good, too.

There are solutions! There are new ideas! There are economists, financiers, bankers, etc., who know the solutions. Why aren’t new solutions for a more just and balanced society implemented? Are so-called leaders really that stupid? It appears to be but no, they’re not. They know exactly what they’re doing! That is why nothing significantly changes! The people think change will come after an election. It won’t, not really!

The reality of this world is that there is no need, in an abundant world, for anyone to be starving or in extreme poverty? Nature has no inherent poverty. Poverty is a human creation. It doesn’t exist in the natural world, period. Human reality has been created on purpose, i.e., the reality we see. Human reality, as we can obviously see, is a way to control and manipulate the defenseless and the weak and, thereby, exploit the many for the benefit, ultimately, of the few. There is no need, at all, for a world such as this. What we are told, mostly, is a lie. The lie we are told is that we live in a world of scarcity.  Only the few should have more than enough, so much so that their wealth will last for centuries, if not longer, as based on the current economic system.

In the video to follow, what should be said and discussed in the world’s meetings but will never be is the reality that leaders just do not care, at all, about the masses. Leaders never have, nor will they ever care, until the People show their real and absolute power. The People are larger in number, by far, than the few who are in power. What leaders do know now to do and practice are basically strategies of inaction, disagreement, blame, manipulation and lies, disguised as truth. Politics is the greatest show on Earth ever seen because the powerful do not want to see each other eye to eye. It is a show to deceive everyone but those in the upper stratosphere of power and wealth. Literally, politicians do not want to compromise, at all, and they do not want to work for the common good of all people everywhere throughout the world because it is not on their agenda, ever, unless, however, if they can enrich themselves. If the leaders were different and humane we would not be in the world we are in, at all. Leaders of the world use strategies that are just enough to create enough illusion so that the vast majority will just play along and accept the reality we all see as the way it is and not that it has been created, intentionally, the way we observe it to be, chaotic, unfair, cruel and unjust. Remember always that this world is still based on a Master/Slave mentality and it may always be that way no matter the outer form and matter how the outer form may give us the illusion of freedom.

It’s time to wake up to our eternal reality until the People change it.

Slavery is still the norm and it is here in all its new forms. The powerful all play the same game that has always been played. It is called the game of creating a Perception Deception. Again, Perception Deception. Leaders are good at playing this game of power and jostling for power at each selfish moment of their petty careers of greed, lust and, above all, their absolute spiritual baseness, stupidity and mediocrity. There are a few in power, however, they are a very few, who do try to do the right thing, but as we can see in this world, truly good leaders have always been only a few. Usually, the few good people who do try to do real good for all of the People are subtly ostracized, passively driven away and/or somehow harassed to leave or, in the worst case scenario, assassinated, especially, if the spiritually good politicians, working for the good of all, get in the way of what the selfish, egotistical elite want. Politics is a very dangerous game of Cat (here a symbol of evil) and Mouse (here a symbol of good) in this analogy. This is what the earthly powers in this reality do very well. It has always happened this way throughout history. This world, the paradigm we live in, the world that humanity is only capable of creating, will continue for a very, very long time; perhaps, forever, unless We, the People of the world, truly have a world-wide awakening. Look at history! Look carefully! You don’t have to look too far because it will become painfully obvious if you have eyes to see. The good in power, mostly, have always been eliminated in many ways, unless, of course, they are useful to the sinister forces that rule. Sinister forces are the rulers of this world, not benevolent forces! Wake up from your dreams and fairy tales. They have been created to keep us asleep, mostly. Reality is the exact opposite of the ‘fairy tale’ world which the few want us to live in. Remember the story of Sleeping Beauty? It is an allegory for how the world really is, except for the ending which has not occurred in the world as of yet. It is what should be but the ending, so far, is not our reality to date in all of history. We are all in the state of sleep just like in the story. The end of the story has not come so that we can have a new beginning. A real beginning where we never, ever let evil take the reins of power ever again like it has been since the beginning of humanity.

The clip below from film The Girl In The Café is an imaginary, fairy tale view of the leaders of the world and how a young lady changes them for the better.  I say it is imaginary or a fairytale because when you see the full film you will see that it is an idealized story of what should happen in our world, however, the story is pure fantasy. It could never really happen as it is portrayed in the film. It would never be allowed to happen, at all, in this reality. So-called leaders do not want to hear about reality as it is lived by the vast majority. It’s so obvious, when you watch the film, that the young girl, once discovered as a radical dissenter would, in our reality, be expelled immediately and forever from ever infiltrating the meeting of our world ‘leaders’ as she is able to do in the film. However, in the film, she is able to penetrate a very important meeting of world leaders and, incredible as it appears to be, actually lectures the leaders on our reality that they have created.

I love the film because it’s a beautiful story even though it is pure fantasy. I want to believe that it could happen but I know it is only wishful thinking to believe that something like what is portrayed in the film could really happen with no problem for the heroine. Just look at the reality of what is happening and has happened to Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. Still, the film does portray what should really happen in this world because we do need hope, we do need inspiration and we do need real change!

Leaders, all leaders, should be confronted often, and very frequently, especially, by the so-called ‘average’ people.  We need everyday, intelligent people to say to the leaders what the so-called ‘leaders’ do not want to hear in their world. However, in this world they are safeguarded completely to not come in contact nor hear what the People want to say. The leaders of this world live in a protected environment, shielded from the reality they have created. In a truly beneficent and well-run world, leaders would not have to be afraid of the People they rule over. It would be impossible for anything bad to happen to them in a truly beneficent world. However, this is not Utopia, this is not a planet of a beneficent humanity.

In this world, the ‘leaders’ are doing what their real Masters, behind the scenes of this charade, tell them to do. The world, meaning the People at large, is becoming more aware of the true government of our planet. It is, many times, called the shadow government. This parallel government is composed of the elite of the elite of the elite. I intentionally repeated it three times. At the very pinnacle of the huge world-wide pyramid scheme the elite are at the very apex. They are very, very few in number. They are at the pinnacle of earthly wealth and control and they manipulate this world according to their own game and their own selfish ends. In this film, the shadow government is not even mentioned. Maybe, in other future films, if we are lucky, the shadow government will be openly portrayed for everyone to see how this world actually operates so there is no doubt.

When will the game stop and when will real change happen?

As I see it, never!

That is because, the vast majority don’t even know what is happening and if they did, they would not want to believe it or see it or know what our reality actually is.

If anything does change in this world, it will take thousands of years because the same old story has been going on for thousands of years. The same story has been happening since the dawn of humanity and it has not changed and, probably, will never stop.

Humanity at this stage of development, as it is mentally, is equal to a two or three-year-old child. As we know, a two or three-year-old child can be very sweet and charming but watch out when the child doesn’t get what it wants, especially, when the child is inherently bad or spoiled or rotten. These are our leaders now. They always, in general, have been like this, some worse, some better. When this happens, when our leaders act as 2 or 3 year olds, the world regresses as we have been seeing now, again in human history. Since the beginning of the new century we are in, the 21st century we have seen and are now seeing the way America is about to change for the worst with the election of Trump. The way to Trump’s ascension to power was paved by George Bush Jr’s rigged election and then Obama’s complicity to the powers that be on Wall Street. This rigged system has probably been going on for even a longer time than we can imagine, perhaps back to the beginning of the 20th century or the end of the 19th century. So say it has been like this even back to the founding of the country. From what I’ve been able to read it seems so. The Sinister forces are always here. Nothing changes in politics, basically, except the way lies have been perfected and will be perfected even more with new technologies to sway the masses into absurdity, into complicity, into an illusory vision of nothing real, only staged events. The new game of lies has already begun. The game has always been the game of illusion and promises, just as it has always been played, but now, with new technologies, the illusion is really getting very, very good! We always hear the promises for a better world. It won’t happen.

Leaders have been saying that and promising a better world for an eternity of time, so to speak. Well, when will the People wake up and realize it will never happen! Unless the People take control, the same con game will continue into eternity because the People never really do anything about it to change it and keep the Power in the hands of the People, not the “leaders”. I guess the People love the con game. Real change, not change that Obama said would happen, will not happen in my lifetime, for sure and, probably, for thousands of lifetimes into the future. Do you care? I do but I’m beginning not to, anymore. It’s not worth my sanity anymore to try to change anything in this world because the game is rigged. And it is not rigged in the favor of everyone on the planet as we clearly know.

Spiritual regression is back in vogue again!

A new era and a new style of McCarthyism and Fascism is about to emerge. Is it too late? Soon many of us will be on a list, many already are. Sites with lists of targeted people or groups have already appeared. Snowden and Assange are the most world famous targets on this list! Preparation to target alternative groups, alternative media and alternative ideas are slowly appearing. A tyrannical way of life seems to be on its way. It’s called the New World Order. The final stages of the New World Order are being put into place. Preparation for the dark times of America and, maybe the world, too, seem to be taking place. No one will escape. Hitler’s game in the 30s and 40s will seem like a kindergarten teacher’s game, compared to what may be in store for all of us.

I hope I am totally wrong. I hope I am just a paranoid fool!

I hope that real values and real non-material, non-religious, spiritual wealth can tip the scales to return us to a world that is worth living in. As it is now, it is not worth it anymore to believe and trust this world, at all. At this time, I see no hope of America becoming great again, in the way that it was supposed to be. America never really achieved real greatness. It was supposed to be a shining example, instead, it has become, as a whole, a shining example of what is worst in this world. The world is run by criminals. I am not saying that everyone in the U.S. has lost the eternal values like Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Liberty, Equality and Justice nor am I saying that the people there who want America to be great again in a real spiritual, non-religious, universal way have given up. No. What I am saying is that at this time America will not be great again in the way the followers of Trump want it o be nor will the Democratic Party be any great inspiration for a better world either. Both parties, the Republicans and the Democrats and the system of government there, for a very long time, perhaps since the end of the 19th century, has been bought, paid for, and run by the few, especially, by the corporations. That is not the America that was supposed to have developed. Americans have an illusion of government and freedom in America. The reality is that the level of corruption and of materialism is so great now in America that it will be an extremely hard road ahead to bring back the majority of the people to eternal spiritual, non-religious, values that are and have been disappearing quickly since I was born in 1951.

Will a revolution in consciousness be a reality? Is America now at the beginning of a journey to eventual self-destruction?

 

September 21, 2017 update: Capitalism: The Nightmare
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“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately . . .

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life!

To put to rout all that was not life . . .

And not, when I came to die, discover

that I had not lived . . .”

— Henry David Thoreau

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I did the same thing, however, not in the same way. I did not completely understand why I was doing what I was doing at the time when I began my exit from the U.S. My heart pushed me and pushed me to get out, to get away, to find life and live it away from there. I came to Brazil to get away from what I did not understand anymore in the U.S. of A.

I ran away from machine men with machine minds as Charles Chaplin said so long ago in the film The Great Dictator.

The machine mind has almost completely overcome the world. The job is not complete yet. It will continue and get worse unless we stop it, unless we revolt, unless we do not comply, do not cooperate and do not let it enslave us as it is already doing, is being done and will be done until the mission is completely finished the world over. It began since Thoreau first wrote those lines, I think. He saw what was coming, I think. I see what has come and what may happen and I feel for the world who is giving up on itself, on its mind and on its core values of honor, honesty, economy, simplicity and its connection with all of nature. I see its rape and possession of the natural world to its selfish, greedy and mindless machine mentality ends. Will it stop? Only an evolutionary revolution can change the path. Is too late?

Maybe.

I will not give up yet, I still have some years to go in my old age, in my last years on this planet to see what will really happen and be a part of alerting, speaking up and getting in the way, if necessary, of the advance of the complete domination by the machine men. It’s almost too late, It’s not a pretty picture at all, at all.

I will not give up, just yet.

Not yet.

I will  let go of this world and leave it all behind and I am happy to forget where I’ve been. It was such a lovely, magnificent and absolutely beautiful planet, now almost destroyed. What will remain for me is only to remember that it was only a dream, a bad dream, a temporary reality of insanity and all of humanity, all of us, as accomplices in its crimes.