The few, among the many, in humanity have always called for the brotherhood and sisterhood of all and for a world of peace, cooperation, and goodwill towards each and everyone.

However, the world hardly hears or listens and habits continue on as if nothing has changed. The way of the world, the Great Machine of the World Economy, is churning, turning, grinding and eating up the planet at every moment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with no rest ever. Never!

The reality of this world has always been, basically, a world of the self-centered, selfish few, who present themselves as people just like you and me, i.e., kind, gentle, caring, concerned and helpful. However, the reality that has predominated over this world, over the many, and will continue to do so, is the opposite. 

Candidates, for office in high positions of power, have been, are and will be mostly mediocre people. Once again, there will be elections in many places and those selected “leaders” may be the ones that take us towards a collapse in the world economy or war or both, as always. We are at the absolute edge of the cliff looking over an deep, deep abysm which the world may fall into soon. Unless, things dramatically change, and, in my view, they won’t, we are looking at a gloomy future. Ultimately, war or economic collapse or both has been the answer in order to make money and improve the economy so as to “rebuild” the world. The answer that the elite of the elite, who want what they cannot have and who must take control by force, and will do so once again, will be am eventual, serious economic collapse and/or a great war in order to take humanity to the next stage. The world’s system on this planet cannot change and it will not change ultimately. Why would it? It’s working perfectly! Yes it is” But only for the very, very, very few.

The powerful elite are now working night and day to change the “game” again and, who knows exactly when, but, a new “game” will arise. It will begin to be played out on the world stage in the not so distant future. The “New” Economy is coming. It’s almost here!

Will it be for the good of all or for just the few?

Reason and logic is not the way of the elite of the elite who control this world. Force is always the answer and money always wins. ALWAYS!

Nothing changes in this world, except its external aspect.

The essence of this world never does.

This is something I repeat again and again in my blog because it is worth remembering.

Do not be fooled by a new game.

Remember, the game changes, meaning the external world, but the true world, the hidden essence of this world never does and never will. Unless, of course, the vast majority of billions and billions RISE UP!

If humanity is to survive now, at the most critical crossroad in the history of humanity until now, the sword [weapons of destruction and mass destruction] must be converted into plowshares [constructive ideas and actions].

Self-destruction seems to be the path that the world continues to tread and appears to be where the world is headed.

Delayed action, useless debate and lack of money, if you believe that, are the usual excuses in this world in the upper, upper stratosphere of wealth.  In actuality, their strategy of delay is part of their modus operandi.

The “leaders” of humanity want the world as it is and the new game will accomodate what they do not want to change. So then, what?

Societies and, especially, Governments must lead the way.

However, Society and Government never ever “lead” the way. They herd us toward the way. They are not about leading at all. It is about following commands. The commands of the hidden powerful elite of the elite is always through the mass media and government control.  Their way is not the way towards a planet where absolute good actions are done for the good of all. Just look at the world and its history. Do you think it will change now?

Of course not!

It’s time to grow up and AWAKEN!

The world only does good when it is for the benefit of the few.  The rest, well, we know and we see what the few continue to do as they’ve always done. 

The world never changes.

It won’t change unless the vast majority of the People, meaning us, the billiions of us, change.

One day, sooner or later, the People will need to RISE UP and I mean RISE UP to take control and create a system that benefits EVERYONE not just the few!

If not, the few will destroy the many or most of them.

In the elite of the elite world, there are just too many of us now on this planet and in the elite of the elite’s world of scarcity, We, the People, are taking up space, very valuable space.

In this totally connected world now, everyone is watching, waiting and expecting some huge and unexpected event to come. It’s only a matter of time now. We are all now in a waiting room anticipating the world’s next huge move, the world’s next huge event. Will it be for the good of all or what?

Beethoven, in his 9th and last symphony wrote a majestic work with an inspiring final chorus entitled ‘Ode to Joy’.

The Ode is to the New World, the New World we ALL can create. One that can work to the benefit of ALL, not just to the FEW.

Remember, the Americas are still called the “New World” but that is patently false. The so-called “New World” is just a continuation of the Old World, with the same patterns of existence that have been with us since time immemorial. The Old World never lost its power. Actually, it’s even much more powerful than evere before.

The world needs to not only change but to transform. Transformation cannot and will never be able to be imposed from without. The People, by some miracle, by some event or by some way can only be transformed because it will happen en masse within each individual. It will sweep over the world either slowly or very, very quickly because something will trigger it. That’s is how the world has always changed. Hopefully, it will not happen because of some extreme, negative and destructive event. Let’s only hope that the transformation will be within the near future if we are to survive.

 

An die Freude “Ode to Joy”

Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!
Deine Zauber binden wieder
Was die Mode streng geteilt*;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder*
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

Wem der große Wurf gelungen
Eines Freundes Freund zu sein;
Wer ein holdes Weib errungen
Mische seinen Jubel ein!
Ja, wer auch nur eine Seele
Sein nennt auf dem Erdenrund!
Und wer’s nie gekonnt, der stehle
Weinend sich aus diesem Bund!

Freude trinken alle Wesen
An den Brüsten der Natur;
Alle Guten, alle Bösen
Folgen ihrer Rosenspur.
Küsse gab sie uns und Reben,
Einen Freund, geprüft im Tod;
Wollust ward dem Wurm gegeben
und der Cherub steht vor Gott.

Froh, wie seine Sonnen fliegen
Durch des Himmels prächt’gen Plan
Laufet, Brüder, eure Bahn,
Freudig, wie ein Held zum siegen.

Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!
Brüder, über’m Sternenzelt
Muß ein lieber Vater wohnen.
Ihr stürzt nieder, Millionen?
Ahnest du den Schöpfer, Welt?
Such’ ihn über’m Sternenzelt!
Über Sternen muß er wohnen.

Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Daughter from Elysium,
We enter, drunk with fire,
Heavenly One, thy sanctuary!
Your magic binds again
What convention strictly divides;
All people become brothers,
Where your gentle wing abides.

Who has succeeded in the great attempt,
To be a friend’s friend,
Whoever has won a lovely woman,
Add his to the jubilation!
Indeed, who calls even one soul
Theirs upon this world!
And whoever never managed, shall steal himself
Weeping away from this union!

All creatures drink of joy
At nature’s breast.
Just and unjust
Alike taste of her gift;
She gave us kisses and the fruit of the vine,
A tried friend to the end.
[Even] the worm has been granted sensuality,
And the cherub stands before God!

Gladly, as His heavenly bodies fly
On their courses through the heavens,
Thus, brothers, you should run your race,
Joyful, like a hero going to conquest.

You millions, I embrace you.
This kiss is for all the world!
Brothers, above the starry canopy
There must dwell a loving Father.
Do you fall in worship, you millions?
World, do you know your creator?
Seek him in the heavens
Above the stars must He dwell.

TELL THE TRUTH!

This is a woman’s world, yes it IS!

The very word, the Latin word, mater, which forms the words matter or material, of which the entire physical world is constructed of is from is the word for mother!

That is the meaning of the word mater and it forms these words in English: immaterial, material, materiality, maternal, maternity, matricide, matriculant, matriculate, matrilocal, matrimonial, matrimony, matrix, matron, matter.

So, people, this world is TRULY a woman’s world since the feminine nature of the physical world is totally based on matter. Who is it that gives birth to the future generations of all beings and creatures in this world. That is the function of a FEMALE or a WOMAN. Again, truly, this world IS a woman’s world. Men need to stop thinking that only they are IT. They aren’t.

Surely, men are important in this world, but, ultimately, it is the woman who has the power of gestation in order to bring forth all future generations. Man makes his contribution to spark the process , for sure, but it is the female, primarily, who has been given the responsibility of birth and then nurturing and educating  man’s offspring. The lie we’ve been told is that woman was formed from a man is absurd. It shows how men, at the time of the writing of the book of Genesis thought of themselves. Can you imagine the insult that story is to all women? It is pure justification to keep women “in their place” as second class. It’s been that way for thousands of years. Now that’s changing, finally.

Men and women are equal, being different only in physical, emotional and spiritual structure. Nothing more, nothing less. They are BOTH important to the game of life. It’s time men treated women much, much better than we see in this world in 2018. Women still have not really been appreciated for their very being. It’s time that we recognize that the physical world is our MOTHER. We live in and come from MOTHER NATURE.  Without the MOTHER we have nothing. NOTHING! Except the dominating, active forces. We also need the receptive, passive forces, too. Without the receptive or passive forces there would nothing to hold or receive the active force. NOTHING. Without the physical form we remain in the purely invisible world of potential. However, that potential needs to be expressed, from the Latin root exprimere which means to press out. Physical life is the expression of the feminine force which received the masculine push towards outer, physical expression.

 

This Is A Woman’s World

Cher

 

I’m dancin’ solo
In the dark on the club floor
I need to let it go
Shake it off stop thinkin’ ’bout you

I lose myself in the beat of the drum
Try, try, tryin’ to forget what you done done
But honey this is a battle that you haven’t won

Torn up, busted, taken apart
I’ve been broken down
Left with a broken heart
But I’m stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman’s world
This is a woman’s world

Tell the truth
This is a woman’s world
Tell the truth
This is a woman’s world

Said I’m stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman’s world
This is a woman’s world

Love hurts, your lies, they cut me
But now your words don’t mean a thing
I don’t give a damn if you ever love me

‘Cause it don’t matter I’m movin’ on
Go-gonna lose myself in the beat of the drum
‘Cause honey this is a battle that you haven’t won

Torn up, busted, taken apart
I’ve been broken down
Left with a broken heart

But I’m stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman’s world
This is a woman’s world

Tell the truth
This is a woman’s world
Tell the truth

This is a woman’s world
Said I’m stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman’s world
This is a woman’s world

Tell the truth
This is a woman’s world
Tell the truth

This is a woman’s world
Said I’m stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman’s world
This is a woman’s world

All the women in the world
Stand up come together now
This is a woman’s world

Everybody in the club
Stand up come together now
This is a woman’s world

All the women in the world
Stand up come together now
This is a woman’s world

Everybody in the club
Stand up come together now
This is a woman’s world

Tell the truth
This is a woman’s world
Tell the truth

This is a woman’s world
Said I’m stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman’s world
This is a woman’s world

Tell the truth
This is a woman’s world
Tell the truth

This is a woman’s world
Said I’m stronger
Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman’s world
This is a woman’s world

Tell the truth
This is a woman’s world
Tell the truth
This is a woman’s world
Said I’m stronger

Strong enough to rise above
This is a woman’s world
This is a woman’s world

 

 TELL THE TRUTH!

TELL THE TRUTH!

O cómico Chico Anísio

Justino Veríssimo de Santo Cristo
Deputado Federal de Pernambuco

 

Político típico do Brasil

 

O político norte-americano? I-g-u-a-l.

A única diferença?

A língua, a cultura e a maneira de explorar a maioria.

Hoje em día, 2018, os políticos dos dois países, o Brasil, brasa e arrasa, e os U.S.A., usa e abusa, tem táticas diferentes para disfarçar e abafar a verdade. Fazem tudo para aparentar que trabalham pelo bem de todos.

 

Como Luis Gonzaga cantava:

“Que mentira, que lorota boa!”

Este ano 2018, vai entrar uma nova safra de políticos, principalmente um novo Presidente.

 

Vai mudar algo?

Só o Povo sabe se vai.

 

Vote em João Ninguém Faz Nada.

O melhor candidato na história do Brasil!

Pelo menos, ele vai mudar o país de uma vez para todas!

 

Que mentira, que lorota boa!

Que mentira, que lorota boa!

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Lorota Boa!

Dei u’a carrera num cabra qui mexeu c’a Maroquinha
Cumeçou na Mata Grande e acabou na Lagoinha!
Curri mais de sete légua, carregado cumo eu vinha
Pois trazia na cabeça um balaio cheio de galinha

Oh, oh, oh! (2x)
Qui mintira qui lorota boa (2x)

Certa noite muito escura atirei de brincadeira
Espaiei dezesseis chumbo cum a minha atiradeira
No momento ia passando quinze patos no terreiro
Qui cairam fulminado, oi qui tiro mais certeiro

Oh, oh, oh! (2x)
Qui mintira qui lorota boa (2x)

Uma coisa aqui no Rio qui me chamou atenção
Foi ver a facilidade qui se toma condução
Todo mundo confortave, seja em trem ou gostosão
E os tais de trocadores, qui amáveis que eles são

Oh, oh, oh! (2x)
Qui mintira qui lorota boa (2x)

Vou contar agora um caso qui astur dia assucedeu
Minha sogra tá de prova que tal fato aconteceu
Uma cobra venenosa viu a véia e mordeu
Mais inveis da minha sogra foi a cobra que morreu

Oh, oh, oh! (2x)
Qui mintira qui lorota boa (2x)

O meu primo Zé Potoca mente tanto qui faiz dó
Me contou qui pegou água, inrolô e deu um nó
Qui mintira mais danada, qui conversa mais à toa
Dá nó n’água né pussive, é lorota e das boa

Oh, oh, oh! (2x) 

Let’s Face The Music And Dance

1936 = 2018

Pay attention, observe, listen well

 

There may be trouble ahead
But while there’s moonlight and music and love and romance
Let’s face the music and dance

Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill and while we still have the chance
Let’s face the music and dance

Soon we’ll be without the moon, humming a different tune and then
There may be teardrops to shed
So while there’s moonlight and music and love and romance
Let’s face the music and dance, dance
Let’s face the music and dance

 

 

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!

What would you do to gain access to knowledge prohibited by the few who control everything. 

What sacrifices would you make, to find the answers to your deeper questions about life? 

How far would you go? 

Where would you go? 

What would you do?

If you can’t answer these questions, what are you doing?

Are you serious about your life?

The film, Yentl, is was made before its time. 

It is a glimpse into the future of possibilities never, ever considered in former times. 

Now, it is being questioned and examined and new ways of thinking and being are emerging into the light as never before.

What changes will we see to the world we know in years ahead?

Will humanity even be here in the next century?

And beyond?

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A Piece Of Sky

Tell me where
Where is it written
What is it I meant to be?
That I can’t dare…
It all began the day I found..
That from my window I could only see
A piece of sky.
I stepped outside and looked around.
I never dreamed it was so wide
Or even half as high.
The time had come
(Papa, can you hear me?)
To try my wings
(Papa, are you near me?)
And even thought it seemed at any moment I could fall,
I felt the most,
(Papa, can you see me?)
Amazing things,
(Can you understand me?)
The things you can’t imagine
if you’ve never flown at all.
Though it’s safer to stay on the ground,
Sometimes where danger lies
There the sweetest of pleasures are found.
No matter where I go,
There’ll be memories that tug at my sleeve,
But there will also be
More to question, yet more to believe..
Oh tell me where?
Where is the someone who will turn and look at me?
And want to share
My ev’ry sweet-imagined possibility?
The more I live – the more I learn.
The more I learn – the more I realize
The less I know.
Each step I take –
(Papa, I’ve a voice now!) Each page I turn –
(Papa, I’ve a choice now!) Each mile I travel only means
The more I have to go.
What’s wrong with wanting more?
If you can fly – then soar!
With all there is – why settle for
just a piece of sky?
Papa, I can hear you…
Papa, I can see you…
Papa, I can feel you…
Papa, watch me fly!

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Papa, Can You Hear Me

PRAYER

Oh God-our heavenly Father.
Oh, God-and my father
Who is also in heaven.
May the light of this
Flickering candle
Illuminate the night the way
Your spirit illuminates my soul.
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Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you see me?
Papa can you find me in the night?
Papa are you near me?
Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you help me not be frightened?
Looking at the skies I seem to see
A million eyes which ones are yours?
Where are you now that yesterday
Has waved goodbye
And closed its doors?
The night is so much darker;
The wind is so much colder;
The world I see is so much bigger
Now that I’m alone.
Papa, please forgive me.
Try to understand me;
Papa, don’t you know I had no choice?
Can you hear me praying,
Anything I’m saying
Even though the night is filled with voices?
I remember everything you taught me
Every book I’ve ever read…
Can all the words in all the books
Help me to face what lies ahead?
The trees are so much taller
And I feel so much smaller;
The moon is twice as lonely
And the stars are half as bright…
Papa, how I love you…
Papa, how I need you.
Papa, how I miss you
Kissing me good night…

 Full details about the movie here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yentl_(film)

To a musical genius gone too soon and left so much undone.  He will be missed.

“Twilight”

Haven’t laughed this hard in a long time
I better stop now before I start crying
Go off to sleep in the sunshine
I don’t want to see the day when it’s dying
She’s a sight to see
She’s good to me
I’m already somebody’s baby
She’s a pretty thing
She knows everything
But I’m already somebody’s baby
You don’t deserve to be lonely
But those drugs you’ve got won’t make you feel better
Pretty soon you’ll find it’s the only
Little part of your life you’re keeping together
I’m nice to you
I could make it through
But you’re already somebody’s baby
I could make you smile
If you stayed a while
But how long will you stay with me, baby?
                                 ~
Because your candle burns too bright
Well I almost forgot it was twilight
Even if I think that you are right
Well I’m tired of being down, I got no fight
You’re wonderful
And it’s beautiful
I’m already somebody’s baby
And if I went with you
I’d disappoint you too
Well I’m already somebody’s baby
Already somebody’s baby

 

 

Words are too poor to describe the absolutely beautiful and exquisite rendition
of Mona Lisa as sung by Nat King Cole.  Thanks Mr. Cole!  You’re the greatest!

Mona Lisa

 

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa
Men have named you
You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only ’cause you’re lonely
They have blamed you
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there, and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art

[Instrumental Interlude]

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there, and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa

— sung by Nat King Cole

 

Here is a video of Nat King Cole singing Mona Lisa.  Although not as nicely recorded as
the above rendition it still requires a look at it to see Mr. Cole as he was in real life. 
Mr. Cole we will always miss you and your voice. Incredible!