that we perceive by our senses to be real is illusion. The thoughts
that we think reflect a constant stream of interpretation that all of
the world we sense appears to be solid. Yet, there is no solidity at
the core of matter whatsoever. Any physicist will confirm that the
real world is just substance that carries the semblance of solidity
due to the repulsive forces that exists between its charged
have known for more than a century that matter is comprised of
oscillating fields and waves of rhythm. If we could look at the
heart of any atom – its nucleus – there is nothing solid there at
all. What we would find there would be a dynamic pattern of tightly
condensed vibrating energy. So, our bodies, like everything else in
our world, are nothing more than densely compacted energy particles
that are constantly in motion. There is only coherence because of
the billions of electrical signals continually running through us
varying by how we define and interpret the world of sensual stimuli
vibrates at different speeds. If a thing vibrates fast enough, it
will disappear because our sensory instruments – our eyes – can
no longer perceive it. Without getting too extreme by way of
example, just look at a hummingbird's wings or the propeller of an
human vibration is different from other objects around us. It may
appear that we are separate from what we see around us – other
people, animals, nature – but we are not separated from any of it.
Everything exists in one connected unified field of energy. It is
only our sensory perception and culturally-reinforced interpretation
that makes things appear as dense matter and apart.
if we remove the convincing perceptual lens that locks us into the
loops of conditioned belief? Would limitations suddenly vanish?
Most of our limitations are derived from all the materialized
appearances that we sense and interpret as real. Physical reality is
only what you make of it and does not exist independent of our
reality always reflects inner reality and the perceptions that are
held within our consciousness. We each project this experience we
call reality. No two projections are exactly alike, despite the
consensual conditioning we all receive. Life is not happening to you
from all around you, it is happening through you from within.
each of us came to this world, one of the purposes was to learn in
this school called life that we each create our own reality. When we
arrived, the majority of us were taught and have had ingrained within
our thought structure the idea that our perception of reality is
solid, and that is what we have all agreed to believe. But just
because we believe it and agree that we believe it does not make it
so. The idea of solidity has served us up to a point, but a growing
number of individuals are remembering why we came here and are
growing in awareness that we truly are the creators of everything we
experience. When how we define the world around us evolves, so too
does the reality mirror of each of our life experiences.
My father passed away nearly thirty years ago, and I wasn't at his side.
My memories of him and love for him is ever present in my head and
heart, still, however. Throughout much of my formative years, we had
a typical father-son relationship. He went to work as a nuclear
technician for Westinghouse for thirty-two years before he retired,
never turning down over-time so that he could make the best life for
his family that he could. Until the weekends, my sister, brother,
and I would not see much of our father. On most weekends for all my
early years, we had a ritual of getting out of bed and all piling
into the car just after midnight every Friday night when dad got home
from work for a two-hour early-morning drive up to the “camp”,
our second home in the “country”, that dad worked on building and
improving as income and time would allow for all my early years. The
travel time back and forth was most fun as we all thrived in the
captivating playful attention of our loving father.
Harry Chapin's Song “Cat's in the Cradle”, my life raising my own
sons was much the same as my relationship with my father. While I
worked away from home very often, I deliberately spent as much time
as I could with the family. I was always mindful that I didn't want
to be a father who was absent all of the time.
my father passed away from cancer at the age of 67, I did not take
the time to grieve, as is culturally expected, but found a deep
strength within to deal with his passing, immediately finding peace.
Recently, however, when I came across this video of James Blunt’s
new hit song, Monsters, it stopped me in my tracks. It
literally grabbed me by the heart strings; releasing emotions that
I’d managed to hold at bay all these years. I knew the feelings
were always there, since my father’s death, but I had always held them back out of some uncanny sense of denial.
Tears came to my eyes and I cried out of love.
Blunt wrote and filmed this ballad for his father, who is dying of
cancer and does not have long before he passes. He asked his father
to be in the video. The lyrics, ‘You’re not my father, I’m not
your son. We’re just two grown men saying goodbye' touched me
deeply. The spiritual significance, the dignity and the honor that is
imbued in these lyrics is powerfully humbling. His words
take us beyond our Earthly roles as fathers and sons, as equals
on this spiritual path. I salute you, I love you, and I set you free.
This is what I said to my father then, and I say to my father still.
This video with its lyrics is a gift to us all - but especially for men. My prayer is that all boys and men could watch it and reflect upon
it's message. And when it’s their time to say goodbye to their father, their
sons, their brothers, grandfathers or best mates, they can
unreservedly weep and humbly release their feelings, and rejoice in
the liberation that comes from connected, heartfelt,
expressions of love.
you step back and really examine the current state of life on Earth,
it becomes apparent that one of the things most responsible for the
current human condition is a loss of self. People have simply
forgotten who, or perhaps more correctly what, they are. People
simply don't seem to realize that all those who presume to control
them via the machinations of government are all simply people,
exactly as they themselves are people. It is this loss of self that
has, to a large extent, led to the current human condition. It is
people’s failure to view things from this more human perspective
that has allowed others whom they have been subconsciously trained to
view as having more value than themselves, to control and ultimately
enslave them. And it is only by breaking this programmed and self
constraining mind-set that mankind will ever truly gain the freedom
many so desire.
programming to which mankind has been subject, has truly been
intense. It comes from all angles and there are none that are
completely immune to its influence, simply due to their everyday
interaction with society. It is present in the lives of most people
from the moment of birth, and unavoidably so, because it is already
present in the minds of their parents due to the conditioning they
have in turn undergone during their own path through life. And this
subtle programing gets more refined and more dehumanizing not only
with each generation, but virtually with each year, as more and more
changes are introduced into the education system, into the workplace,
and delivered into the minds of the populace via the media.
real problem with the education system today is that most people,
most parents at least, simply don't look at it. They just don't
bother to take the time to look at what their kids are being taught
or how the lessons are being presented. The introduction of political
correctness into academia, whereby "all are equal in the eyes of
education," where there are no failing grades and everyone is a
winner, essentially means that bright students are 'normalized', no
one excels and the collective mind of the youth is effectively
homogenized. Taught always to view themselves as part of a
collective, to be fearful of any change, to view independent thought
as irrational and abnormal, even potentially dangerous, to always
seek help from the nanny state to address any concerns and to always
respect authority, this serves to create a very easily controlled
society in which all critical or creative thinking has been very
step back a couple of years by way of an example, this type of
attitude and completely programmed dependence on the nanny state was
in fact, very clearly seen in the minds of many British youth who
were so fearful of the recent result in Britain's vote to leave the
EU. Many took to "blaming" the older generation for being
so "irresponsible" as to create such an "uncertain
future" for them simply because they know of no other life prior
to Britain becoming part of the EU and are so willing to believe the
fear and government propaganda delivered to them by the controlled
mainstream media during the process. It has also been seen in the
recent stance of American youth calling for tougher gun laws in a
plea for the State to protect them from the many shooting that are
undoubtedly staged by the state themselves, and for this very
purpose. As a result of Academic programming, many of today's youth
view the nanny state as being all important. And the bigger the nanny
then the more safe they believe they will be. Naturally, as with
virtually every thought placed in the minds of the people by the
state, such a notion is so far reversed to the actual truth as to
belong to the realms of pure fantasy.
when one begins to examine our modern society and the great many
problems it creates, with even a partially open mind, it becomes
apparent that it is the state itself that is responsible for
virtually every issue the people on this earth are facing, and yet it
is the state that people turn to when seeking solutions to these
issues. The state may of course offer you some appeasement, but never
what you are really in need of and ultimately in almost every case it
will turn out to be something to further consolidate the power of the
state has over you. Yet people still turn to the cause of their woes
in search of remedy. They do this simply because they know of nowhere
else to turn and again, this is ultimately due to a loss of
connection to self - a simple lack of understanding and recognition
of who and what they truly are.
regards to humanity and how it is that people view themselves in
relation to the social 'food chain', many view themselves and their
peers as 'average human beings', yet their training and programming
causes them to view other classes almost as a different breed of more
worthy or more valuable human beings. It is a social class system
that has been cleverly instilled into people's minds which has
nothing really to do with social standing, wealth or upbringing but
is more to do with trust and where and in whom, such trust should be
placed. Those of higher academic achievements for example, are often
seen as being wholly trustworthy. Look at the faith people place in
so called 'experts', in scientists, professors and others of
perceived authority on a particular subject. Simply by default, most
people place an enormous amount of faith and trust in doctors and
modern medicine for example. Yet there have been subtle changes in
the way modern medical practitioners treat their patients.
recall that throughout my childhood years, a visit to the doctor
would require a personalized diagnosis. The doctor would thoroughly
examine the patient, sometimes refer to detailed texts, often run
blood tests, and generally poke around the lymph and glandular system
for physical symptoms and anomalies. Yet last time I visited a
doctor, and such occasions are extremely rare for me, the physician
simply typed my symptoms into his computer and allowed the software
to diagnose me and prescribe me with a suitable medication. Does this
seem rational to you? Does this sound like the reasonable result of
years of studying to become a medical practitioner? Is one simply
expected to believe the practitioner is able to use a computer better
than someone else, and that skill is to what he owes his position?
And more importantly, does this method sound like something you
should trust? Does it indicate the person you are dealing with to be
of an upstanding and trustworthy character? Personally, I found the
procedure both fascinating and quietly discomforting at the same
same can be said for the scientific and academic communities. Many
view such people as having far more value than the average Joe. Often
the scientists themselves adopt a superior attitude by default, and
genuinely do view themselves as having more worth than others. Rather
than enter into any reasoned debate, are quite happy to brandish
their credentials to quieten any disputes to their authority. It is
this type of social programming that has led to the disempowerment of
so many. This is also very much exemplified in our approach to
politicians. We tend to treat these people very much as our superiors
when they are in fact our employees. Yet in what can only be compared
to some type of collective Stockholm syndrome, we fawn and pander to
them, we exalt and praise them and we ask and petition them for
change rather than simply looking at things from the correct
perspective and simply instructing them to carry out the tasks and
duties we require of them.
is needed is to put a little humanity back into the equation.
just openly face it, we are subject to lies and propaganda and
basically spoon fed an endless supply of crap from every conceivable
angle. Be it contrived and constructed news about daily 'terrorist
attacks' (that somehow seem to more and more frequently lack the
presence of any confirmable victims); be it the environmental
concerns we face from an ever growing corporate rampage across the
earth that is fast destroying any means of a viable future in order
to feed the economic model in its wanton demand for permanent growth;
be it the latest reasons why we must continue funding war and bombing
children in the middle east. We are fed all this mayhem and woe on a
daily basis and all is designed to instill into the minds of the
people that we desperately need government to ensure our safety when
the real truth is that it is the government who creates all the
problems, simply to insure their position of control.
classic protection racket.
people really could deal with things quite easily if they simply cut
off the life blood to the system and began supporting each other. The
problem is that such a thing will not occur to any meaningful degree
until people realize their own worth and begin to see the worth in
others around them in their local communities. When such a thing
happens we will begin to see some real change. But it will not occur
at all until people put down their fear, step into their humanity and
choose to get involved. And the first step is to step away from the
social conditioning. To realize that regardless of education or
perceived professional standing and the implied trust that comes with
it, all living beings have equal standing and value.
don't need to ask politicians for permission to live your life. You
don't need to believe you must obey a so called law that claims you
cannot collect rain water. You don't need to obey the dictates of a
legal system that has been designed to place life as being
subservient to economics. You don't need to believe that a law that
does not apply to the politicians can somehow apply to you.
therein lies the problem.
politicians and governments have way overstepped the mark and it is
high time they were called out and held accountable for their
actions, regardless of the office they hold. And if politicians are
not to be prosecuted for their crimes and deceit; if the law is not
to be applied to them as it would be applied to anyone else, then the
stark reality is that there IS no law and no real and just society,
but rather a slavery system, whereby one set of rules apply to those
who create the rules, and another to the people. When looked at under
those parameters, you are faced with the stark reality that there IS
is our predicament, and it is truly time for mankind to stand up to
address the situation we now find ourselves in. It is time to face
the uncomfortable reality that most of our trust has been very much
misplaced and that this is not the result of a collective mistake,
but rather the result of a carefully crafted plan to disempower and
fool mankind into handing the keys to their freedom and to their very
lives to others who simply do not have their best interests at heart.
time we reclaimed our Earth from the criminals who now control it.
are a great many people who can see the reality of the human dilemma
now, and many others who are waiting for the call. All it will take
to start bringing about some real change is for people to now apply
their knowledge to their community.
questions, share information and lead by example in all that you do.
Inspire and empower all those you come into contact with and know
that with every soul you reach, every heart you touch and every smile
you inspire, you are making a difference, sparking a light and
inspiring change in others.
is a heavy load, a great burden for any spirit to undertake. It is
not a right granted without cost, but a choice made, and the choice
made may be a hard one, a costly one. The way forward winds ever
upward towards the light, but the laden traveler has no chance of
reaching it, nor can he. We may only approach the unattainable truth
through a succession of approximations and errors. That is all.
the way, affliction comes to each of us - not to make us sad, but to
make us sober; not to make us sorry, but to make us wiser. Each
generation, in turn, imagines itself to be more intelligent than the
one that came before, and wiser than the one that followed, yet
science continues to gather information faster than any of us gathers
greatest error a thinking person can make is to believe that one
particular version of history is absolute fact. History is recorded
by a series of observers with limited perspective, none of whom are
impartial. The world has always been and will always be about
continual and inevitable change. No sensible decision can be made
without taking into account not only the way that the world is, but
the way that the world will be.
an unnatural animal, a rebel child of nature. More and more does he
turn against the hand that nutured him. It doesn't matter what you
do, as long as you change something from the way it was before you
touched it to something that is like you after you take your hands
away. That's the rub. In the end, we are each ultimately required to
go against our own nature, no matter who we are. It's a basic tenet
of life to seek to violate our own identity. At some point, each of
us must do so. It's the ultimate price of living in the world –
to overcome and defeat creation; it is cursed work, an unavoidable
curse that nags at all life everywhere in the universe.
immediate realty always reflects our own individual state of mind.
It is one's state of mind that fuels manifestation. As we perceive,
so life expresses. The majority of people in our immediate sphere
essentially mirror the thoughts we have about ourselves, including
those that are hidden away in our subtle, subconscious layers.
Taking some time to ponder this idea, we can discover a lot about
revolving door of relationships in our lives reflects our own
personal evolution as a thinking intelligence and sentient being. As
our perceptions change, it is inevitable that our relationships will
change too. Some we keep, some drift away, and new relationships are
attracted corresponding to our own personal evolution. It's just the
way it is. It's important to understand that every person in our
lives is relevant, however, playing a part within the life we have
there is never a reason to negatively judge or blame another in any
situation ever again, because that person is in our life as a
reflection of who we are. It was “us” who wrote them into the
play. Whatever it is that we perceive about another person, we are
inviting that quality into our own experience, whether positive or
negative. Think about perfection, we attract that quality into our
experience; think about imperfection, and so we shall find it in our
is only one feeling worthy of projection, and that is love – pure
unselfish love that holds each person in his or her highest
potential. We are all One. Others are really us, merely
experiencing a different aspect of the same existence, reflecting our
own image back at us from the mirror of life. Love your self and you
love others. Love others and you love yourself.
understand any relationship more clearly, we must first get in touch
with our own beliefs that attracted that person into our life as a
reflection of ourselves at this particular point. Want something or
someone different in life, we need only shift our beliefs and hold
our focus on the desired vibration. In other words, come up with a
different way of relating that mirrors the frequency of the reality
we would prefer.
need only shift our vibration to match the particular frequency we
desire to reflect back from our life's mirror. Each of us must see in
others some aspect of our own being since, in reality, we are all
interconnected, just parts of a larger consciousness that form an
integral whole – we are but One.
about: How does an attorney sleep? First he lies on one side, then
he lies on the other. Or: Why did God invent lawyers? So that real
estate agents would have someone to look down on. Or: What's the
difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer
makes your case drag on for years. A good lawyer makes it last even
is it that those in the legal profession are often regarded with
hesitation, contempt and disdain? Is it because many of them are
known to capitalize on the pain and suffering of other people in
order to profit? Is it because too often we see them vigorously
protecting and defending hardened criminals, even when they know they
are corrupt? Is it because they often intimidate and embarrass
opposing witnesses? Is it because some are ambulance chasers or
because they charge outrageous fees? Or is it just because many go
on to become politicians which are held equally in disdain?
all the negativity associated with the profession, the simple truth
is that lawyers are also considered the glue that holds a civil
society together, keeping America and other nations from becoming
anarchist states of volatility and chaos. And don't forget that some
lawyers that do pro bono charity cases often stand up for those that
can’t afford help otherwise, and that many other lawyers
continually work to make the world a better place.
consider the fact that 59 percent of American presidents, 68 percent
of vice presidents, and 78 percent of secretaries of state were
lawyers by education and occupation. And that
out of the 535 individuals in our Congress and Senate, most are
attorneys. That’s more than one out of every two people in the
American government restricted to a field dedicated to convincing
other people that what they say is true, even if it is an outright
lie or they lack evidence to prove it. Need we wonder further
about the bad reputation of politicians?
P3 Freemason sources say Israeli
Crime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is leading the latest attempt to
start World War III and kill off 90% of humanity. Pentagon
sources, while not naming Netanyahu in particular, also point the
finger at the government of Israel. If the Israelis wish to
avoid collective punishment, they need to hand Netanyahu and his
mass-murdering accomplices over to the Chinese for interrogation, CIA
In a sign that total war has now
been declared on the Khazarian Mafia, both Pentagon and Asian secret
society sources have gone silent. Multiple attempts to confirm
independently what is going on in China for example, were met with
“radio silence.” One regular Pentagon source says, “Other
than former Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Joe Dunford, who now sits on
the board of Lockheed, there is no intel and this may continue for a
There is also an unprecedented
campaign of censorship going on regarding the bio-weapon attack on
China. For example, the following paragraph was deleted from a
Hong Kong-based news site: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
China has officially demanded that the United States explain why
biohazard containers were found buried in the evacuated consulate
general in Wuhan. The PRC security forces cordoned off other
U.S. diplomatic missions in the country.”
Also last week, the Indian
scientists who reported they had found HIV viruses artificially
inserted into the new coronavirus infecting China were threatened
with death by Mossad agents and forced to retract their paper,
according to Mossad sources. Apparently somebody powerful in
Israel is desperate to cover up the fact this was a bio-weapon attack
No matter what though, the U.S.
and China are not going to be fooled into going to war with each
other. This can be seen, for example, in an official Xinhua
news report about a call Chinese President Xi Jinping had with U.S.
President Donald Trump that was requested by the U.S. side.
Trump said, “The United States fully supports China’s fight
against the novel coronavirus epidemic, and is willing to send
experts to China and offer assistance in various other forms.”
In fact, Trump informed the
Chinese that the U.S. had arrested three individuals in connection
with the bio-weapon attack on China, including 60-year old Dr.
Charles Lieber, Harvard University Chairman of the Department of
Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
Robert David Steele, formerly of
the U.S. Marines and the CIA, last week sent the following message to
the Chinese about Lieber: "Weak signals are emerging that
Wuhan was an act of war by Israel against China, using a
double-agent, Dr. Charle Lieber, (who is Jewish and therefore
especially susceptible to Zionist influence if not control) whose top
student from China was embedded at Wuhan University of Technology
where he was also a “Strategic Scientist.”"
there may be an even more sinister aspect to the attack on China that
is related to a rogue artificial intelligence. Just before the
virus outbreak in Wuhan, the city installed 10,000 5G base
stations. As we have reported before, 5G technology was
experimented with in South Africa for mass mind control. In
other words, the entire situation in Wuhan may be an experiment in
mass mind control using the epidemic as a pretext.
is what a Mossad source had to report: “As for the Nipah virus,
aka coronavirus, you have all the latest intel. China is
finished. This is looking more and more like a culling of up to
half of China's population. It has been done before as confirmed
by high ranking Chinese government officials and history.”
source described the situation this way: “Remember years ago you
hardly heard anything about what went on in China. It was only
because they started big factories, making junk for the USA, that we
started hearing about what went on there. Still much the same
today, still a military-style rule of the people. Nothing has
changed since Chairman Mao. It just became more modern and let
the people think they have freedom.”
way to see if we are dealing with a situation caused by a rogue AI is
to determine the origin of the now-viral picture showing the
similarities between the fictitious Umbrella Corporation of the
Resident Evil games and movies, and a Shanghai (not Wuhan as we
mistakenly reported last week) based Bao Hu San (Chinese for
umbrella) biotech corporation.
needs to be determined now is if the Chinese company is real or if
this is just digital mind manipulation. If the company is real,
the next thing to investigate is who financed it. It's a good
bet the trail will lead to the Mega group of Zionist
question is: What is the purpose of a combined 5G and bioweapons
attack on Wuhan? Part of the answer is that the Chinese are being
punished for refusing to pay tribute to the Zionists by handing over
their foreign exchange earnings. This means economic, biological and
psychological warfare against China. However, Evans-Pritchard of the
Telegraph believes that we are facing a black swan that will undo the
is in a total state of war. The Communist Party has evoked the spirit
of 1937 and mobilized all the instruments of its totalitarian
surveillance system to fight both the corona virus and the truth.
Make GDP forecasts if you dare. As of this week, two thirds of the
Chinese economy will remain closed. More than 80% of manufacturing is
closed, and 90% of exporters. The Chinese economy accounts for 17%
of the world economy and is deeply integrated into international
supply chains. During the SARS epidemic in 2003, it accounted for
only 4.5% of global GDP, which some like to use as a reassuring
template. You can't close China for long these days without closing
situation is already so dramatic that the Baltic Dry Index, the
shipping costs, has become negative. In other words, world trade is
so bad that shippers pay money to transport goods on their ships.
The prices of commodities such as copper and oil are also falling as
world trade increases. But somehow the stock markets keep reaching
new record highs.
is about to break. If we take an optimistic view, the good guys might
stage a planned implosion of the oligarch's financial control
network. Time will tell, and pretty soon.
upon a time our ancestors lived a challenging existence where
survival was the paramount consideration. Given the length of time
it took us to evolve, living in the moment, constantly having to
defend against predators, ever struggling for our food, shelter,
safety, and continued existence, our nervous systems and bodies were
shaped by a basic need for survival. Those of our ape-ancestors who
were best at climbing trees and running fast were naturally selected
to continue the species. But it was not only that - those who were
best at climbing the hierarchy of social structure were also more
likely to be selected to survive. From early times until the
present day we have an evolutionary-hardwired behavior driven by
our neurotransmitters that determines which people in society are the
“alphas” in the community – who gets to eat the best food and
who gets the best mates.
time those who were best at climbing the hierarchy to achieve status
and rank passed along this trait to their heirs. From the times of
pre-history there seemingly has always been haves and have-nots,
those who lead and those who follow, an elite class and a lesser
class, the wealthy and the poor. Maybe not fair, but it is how we
evolved. It is how we are hardwired. It is why these social
distinctions continue to this day. Without enough time for our
biology to evolve away from this behavior, our governments,
corporations, and organizations still fall into this same
hierarchical structure formed in the jungle by our ancestors.
of the greatest issues our governments face today come from
humanity’s evolved desire for centralized
hierarchies. This innate proclivity towards building and
navigating systems of status and rank were evolutionary gifts handed
down to us by our ancestors, where each member of a community had a
mental map of their place in the social hierarchy. Their nervous
systems behaved differently depending on their rank in this
hierarchy, influencing their interactions in a way that ensured only
the most competent among them would rise to the top.
humanity emerged and discovered the power of language, we continued
this practice by ensuring that those at the top of the hierarchies,
those with the greatest education and access to information, were the
dominant decision-makers for our communities. However, this kind of
structured chain of power is only necessary if we’re operating in
conditions of scarcity.
resources, including information, are no longer scarce. And we don't
live in the jungle anymore, at least not most of us. There was a
time when rulers and leaders had information that the majority of the
community and even other members of the elite were blind to. Before
the printing press and before books became commonplace and cheap,
literacy was low and communication was slow, so it made sense that a
chain of command was established to disseminate needed information
through all levels
of the hierarchical system. Having someone
capable of gathering information, making a decision, and disseminating
information to the rest of the community, such as a king or overlord,
made a lot of sense, allowing the rest of the community to focus on
hunting, gathering, and growing food.
two-thirds of adults in the world have smartphones and the internet.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the average citizen is just
as informed, if not more so, than many or most of our leaders. Global
poverty has fallen
from 35.5 percent to 10.9 percent over the last 25 years, with the
world's younger generations growing up seeing automation and
abundance are the new norm. And we’re not struggling to pass on our
genes anymore — if anything, we may need to stop passing them on
because things are getting a bit crowded in places — and so having
a competition hierarchy to find the best mates is no longer
necessary. Most people living in the developed world also aren’t
struggling to get food anymore — if anything, we are getting far
more food than we need, with obesity levels approaching 75 percent in
developed the unique ability as a species to alter our environment
and our tendencies through culture and technology. By living in less
fearful conditions we have more time for creativity and innovation;
we’ve created fields of science and technology that can inform us
about how our animal bodies function and how to tweak our lives so
that we aren’t victims to the useless or destructive remnants of
evolution any longer.
of our advances in technology and culture we are now facing a crisis,
however. Limiting power to the “alphas” of our society is no
longer necessary. In fact, it’s destructive to the point of, now,
potentially driving us into extinction. Our governments have shown an
inability to adjust, just as we have individually in our own thinking
and behavior. We are all still operating in jungle mode.
communications media Facebook and Twitter have led to a proliferation
of communication, but they have also created unexpected sociopolitical consequences – inciting high levels of hate crimes,
civil unrest, and tension among the masses. Not surprisingly, the
masses of humanity now don’t feel represented, largely because our
votes are being funneled through a broken government controlled by
corrupt self-serving politicians and special interests. It is a
system that moves at a crawl, thriving within an outdated
bureaucratic jungle-mentality of the past — like apes battling for
power — while the rest of us can see right through the crap thanks
to our newfound technological prowess.
government has failed to adapt to disruptive technologies. If we are
to regain our stability moving forward into a future of even greater
disruption, it’s imperative that we understand the issues that got
us into this situation and what kind of solutions we can engineer to
overcome our governmental shortcomings. We see the failures of our
government with the awakening that is occurring as our technology
allows us to see the blatant incompetence and corruption of our
leaders. We’re increasingly impatient that even though we
recognize that the system is broken, our leaders can still manage to
remain powerful and resistant to the change the majority of us are
fighting for. Fortunately we humans may be the most adaptable of all
animals, so luckily, there is still hope.
by little, as we awaken, emerging solutions are gradually shifting
power back to the people. The growing awareness of a shift in the
paradigm that we live under has empowered a recent rise of
decentralization. As information and access to resources become
ubiquitous, there is noticeably less need for our inefficient and
blockchain can prove its feasibility for large-scale systems, it can
be used to update and upgrade numerous applications to a
decentralized platform, including currency
and voting. Such innovations would lower the
risk of failing banks collapsing the economy like they did in 2008,
as well as prevent corrupt politicians from using gerrymandering and
long queues at polling stations to deter voter participation.
decentralized technology, like blockchain’s public ledgers, can
continue to spread a sense of security and transparency throughout
society, perhaps we can begin to quiet that paranoia and
hyper-vigilance our brains
evolved to cope with
living as apes in dangerous jungles. By decentralizing our power
structures, we take away the channels our outdated biological
behaviors might use to enact social dominance and manipulation. The
peace of mind this creates helps to reestablish trust within our
communities and in our governments. And as trust in the government
increases, the upcoming generations who understand decentralization,
abundance, and exponential technologies might feel inspired enough to
run for government positions. This would help solve that common
problem where the smartest and most altruistic people tend to avoid
government positions because they don’t want to play the semantic
and deceitful game of politics.
changing the narrative, our governments can begin to fill with
techno-progressive individuals who actually understand the
technologies that are rapidly reshaping our reality. This influence
of expertise is going to be crucial as our governments are forced to
restructure and create new policies to accommodate the evolving
exponential technologies become more ubiquitous, we’re likely going
to see young kids and garage tinkerers creating powerful AIs and
altering genetics thanks to tools like CRISPR and free virtual
reality tutorials. Expect to see cyborg body parts, brain-computer
interfaces, nanobot health injectors, and at-home genetic engineering
kits. This easy accessibility by all to such powerful technology
means that unexpected and rapid progress can occur almost overnight,
quickly overwhelming our government’s regulatory systems. For this
reason, it’s crucial that we have experts who understand how to
update our regulations to be as flexible as is necessary to ensure we
don’t create black market conditions like we’ve done with
drugs. It’s better
to have safe and monitored experimentation, rather than forcing
individuals into seedy communities using unsafe products.
hope to be an animal that survives our changing environment, we have
to adapt. Survival will be not of the fittest, but of the most
adaptable. We cannot cling to the behaviors and systems formed
thousands of years ago. We must instead acknowledge that we now exist
in an ecosystem of disruptive technology, and we must evolve and
update our governments if they’re going to be capable of navigating
these transformative impacts.
Darwin said in 1859 that nature is built upon a model of what he
called “survival of the strongest”, which was later interpreted
and promoted as “survival of the fittest”. He theorized that
evolution explains life in general, and human life specifically.
Darwin's ideas continue to be taught exclusively in schools today,
despite the fact that the data that has accumulated since his time
absolutely refutes his contention. The ideas published in his Origin
of Species stemmed from research he did in the 1830's on his
extensive voyage on the HMS Beagle. Darwin applied scientific
principles of logic and method to arrive at his generalized
conclusions based upon specific isolated observations. His proposals
are credited historically as being the first scientific explanations
for the overriding human questions of “Who are we?” and “Where
did we come from?” Prior to the publication of his theories, the
answers to the big questions of life had always been framed within
the context of our spiritual and religious communities. This is
Darwin, science essentially supplanted religion as the source of
answers to the major questions of life, and it has been that way ever
since. The scientific approach to gaining an understanding of the
universe is certainly a reasonable and thoughtful way at arriving at
answers, but science has not been able to answer all our questions.
Putting it into perspective, science is still a young language, only
a three-hundred-year-old way of looking at our world.
idea that we live in a dog-eat-dog world is entrenched in our society
and ingrained in most all of us. There is this prevailing idea that
there is just one pie and each of us needs to fight for the biggest
slice of that pie that we can get. If we don't go out there and
fight for every inch, the world may just roll right over us. But the
idea that “the strongest live and the weakest die” may be a very
dangerous way of looking at the world, especially today.
are based upon this idea of “survival of the strongest”.
Corporations are not based on what is good for the people, but what
is good for the bottom line. The global economy that is collapsing
right now is based upon this same idea. Our business model, our
economic model is based upon “survival of the strongest”. If we
want to know what the consequences of this false assumption are, we
need look no further than the crises facing us today.
tell us that the 20th Century was the bloodiest time in
all of recorded history and it may be because during this entire time
we looked at the world through a Darwinian lens. The problem is
that since the time of Darwin, science has consistently found that
while competition does happen in certain circumstances, it is not the
rule that nature is based upon. Science has discovered, on the other
hand, that competition is ALWAYS destructive and generally
detrimental to the needs of the community. Cooperation and mutual
aid is the rule that nature is based upon. What we see in nature is
not every animal out for itself. It is cooperation within and among
species that has been most successful. When cooperation breaks down,
that is when we have problems.
what would happen if we applied Darwinian thought at the cellular
level. Our bodies are a definition of cooperation. Our bodies are a
community of trillions of cells whose viability depends upon all
systems and organs working together cooperatively. At the most
fundamental personal level then, each one of us has a first-hand
experience with the success of cooperative relationships.
kind of competition that Darwin was talking about was exploitative in
nature. Looking at modern competition in the classroom, what happens
more often than not is that young people are taught to get the right
answer on tests any way they can, by any means. In sport, young
athletes are taught to score the point on the playing field any way
they can. Winning is all that matters, not how you play the game.
it boils down to is that this approach to life is less about our own
individual personal excellence and more about exploiting the weakness
of others. This is subtle, but a powerful difference. When
competition is about exploiting and capitalizing on the weakness of
others, it is different than competition based upon us being the best
that we can be or creating the best product that we can.
what impact does all of this have on the world? We are likely living
in a time of the greatest crises in all of recorded history. Have we
reached a limiting point in this way of thinking? The best minds out
there are now telling us that we need to think differently and do it
quickly or nothing else is going to matter.
does not unfold randomly. We are not adrift on an open sea, at the
mercy of the wind and waves, for each of us is given two hands, one
to man the rudder and the other to set the jib, and a remarkable mind
to set the right course and tiller the boat. And we must never
forget that we are never alone when we set sail; we may always count
on our divine first mate when we get into trouble and need help.
couple days ago I enjoyed the story of Desmond Doss as portrayed in
Mel Gibson's 2016 production of Hacksaw
Ridge. Desmond was a
young man born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains near
Lynchburg, Virginia, a devout Seventh Day Adventist who did not shirk
his duty when drafted into military service at the outset of World
War II. As a conscientious objector to violence of any sort, Desmond
refused to take up arms against even his enemies and stuck to his
conviction against all adversity throughout his military service,
referring to himself as more of a “conscientious cooperator”.
willingly did his part in service to his country by choosing to save
lives during a time when all else were intent on taking lives. Doss
would later say, "I felt like it was an honor to serve God and
country. We were fightin' for our religious liberty and freedom."
After encountering significant difficulty and personal abuse because
he refused to handle or use a rifle in basic training, he was trained
as a field medic and ultimately allowed to deploy into combat without
carrying a weapon.
unit, the 77th
Army Infantry Division, was deployed to the island of Okinawa where
they were ordered to engage an extremely resistant force of Japanese
that were entrenched on the 350-foot high Maeda
Escarpment that runs
across most of the island. "The Japanese had been there for
years," said the real Desmond Doss later in life. "They had
that mountain honeycombed and camouflaged, it looked like natural
terrain. That's what we had to face." The Japanese were hiding
everywhere, in caves, tunnels, holes and pillboxes, ready to cut down
any enemies who approached. The escarpment was so deadly it was
dubbed "Hacksaw Ridge."
reach the ridge, American soldiers had to climb up the face of the
cliff on a 350-foot cargo net. Once at the top they were faced with
a mostly impenetrable blitz of enemy fire. Even repeated naval
bombardment did not seem effective in reducing the killing force of
the Japanese. It was a bloody close-up engagement with heavy losses
on both sides. As the movie portrays very well, Doss' unit was
pushed back and forced to retreat to the beach down the cargo net
after sustaining a thrashing at the enemy's hands.
end of the day the entire allied force retreated down the cargo net,
except for the kid without a rifle. Private Doss knew there were
hundreds of casualties remaining on the battlefield, left behind to
suffer with their injuries and die or be killed by the Japanese in
the bloody foxholes where they laid during the night before the
following day's next assault. Through the night, Doss would crawl
into no-man's land to search for the wounded, treat them as best he
could, and extract them back to the edge of the escarpment either by
dragging them or carrying them on his shoulders.
goes without saying is that he had already been engaged in treating
wounded soldiers all day during an exhaustive battle. And here he
was, continuing on through the night, rescuing his comrades one by
one, otherwise left to suffer alone in the dark in enemy territory to
very likely die a miserable death. Once back to the escarpment Doss
would have to tie a sling that he devised himself around each soldier
and use his strength to lower their injured bodies down to medical
personnel at the bottom, who would carry them on stretchers back to
the field hospital for further care.
was not a big guy; if anything, he was smaller than most of his
buddies. Yet he carried many or dragged them out of harm's way and
lowered them one after another to safety. I personally could see
doing this maybe twice and being utterly worn out. How he kept going
through the night, rescuing soldiers and hoisting them down the
cliff, is beyond comprehension, beyond miraculous. All the while,
each time he would return to look for yet another injured soldier,
Doss had to avoid notice by roving Japanese sentries. Any detection
would have meant his death – yet he persisted all through the
night. After each recovery, he would pause, exhausted, and ask God
for help to save just “one more”. Again and again he pushed
himself to go into harm's way to save others.
final assault to take the Maeda Escarpment happened on the morning of
May 5, 1945, a Saturday, the day of Sabbath that Doss always observed
and devoted solely to prayer. Given that Desmond was the only medic
left in B Company, at the request of the men in his unit he agreed to
join them for the day's assault, but requested that he first be given
time to read the Bible that he carried everywhere. The delay was
approved up the chain of command and the assault was put on hold
until Private Desmond Doss finished his devotions. That day, the
307th Infantry Regiment of the 77th
Infantry Division overtook Hacksaw Ridge for good. During the final
assault, he was injured with 40 pieces of shrapnel from a grenade he
kicked away to save the lives of those around him in a foxhole. Then
he was shot in the left arm while being extracted on a stretcher back
to the cliffs.
were no doubters among his unit about this man's courage and
tenacity. He did the impossible and many, many soldiers owed their
lives to his dedication and faith. The real Desmond Doss considered
it a miracle that he made it off the ridge on Okinawa. "When you
have explosions and bursts so close you can practically feel it, and
not get wounded up there when I should have been killed a number of
times. I know who I owe my life to as well as my men. That's why I
like to tell this story to the glory of God, because I know from the
human standpoint, I should not be here."
true story reveals that he spent 12 hours up on the ridge alone that
night rescuing injured soldiers, averaging one man every 10 minutes.
When asked how many he saved, he said maybe 50 men, but his
commanding officer said it was more like 100, so officially they
settled on 75 men saved who otherwise likely would have died on the
battlefield. All without a gun.
Truman presents Corporal Desmond Doss with the Medal of Honor on
October 12, 1945. Doss went on to live a long life and enjoyed
retelling the story of his incredible feat. What he accomplished
that night on Okinawa has to be right up there with Moses parting the
waters of the Red Sea. Doss' actions were not a random act under
fortuitous circumstances. They were evidence of the power of
appealing to providence under duress. Anyone who doubts this ability
that exists in all of us is at a considerable loss at their not
understanding the divine promise given to us all.
a copy of the 91st
Psalm on my desk and like to read it daily. I've read it enough that
I mostly know it without reading the words. It is referred to as the
Soldier's Psalm. There are countless stories over the centuries of
how it has protected men in battle from harm's way. I certainly
believe it has been instrumental in getting me through tough times
that may not have turned out so good without it. My favorite story
is one from World War I that I never lose sight of or ignore.
World War I, the 91st Infantry Brigade of the U.S. Expeditionary Army
was preparing to enter combat in Europe. Most of the men were "green
soldiers who had never seen combat. Its commander, a devout Christian
called an assembly of his men, where he gave each a little card on
which was printed the 91st Psalm. They agreed to recite the Soldiers
Psalm daily, and did so. The 91st Brigade was engaged in three of the
bloodiest battles of WWI: Chateau Thierry, Belleau Woods, and the
Argonne. While other American units similarly engaged had up to 90%
casualties, the 91st Brigade DID NOT SUFFER A SINGLE COMBAT RELATED
CASUALTY! Not one man was injured or killed in all three campaigns.
pure power of Divine Providence. To doubt it is to be spiritually
dead. Wake up! Believe! Have faith!
Trump’s political genius was on display in his 2020 State of the
Union address on Tuesday, as much as were his many achievements from
his first three years.
president began to roll out his introductions of guests in the
gallery, with each one, he was doing a three-for-one. No person with
a heart remained dry-eyed. The stories and the dramas were
electrifying moments for normal people watching and sharing the
guests’ sorrow, joy, pride, hope, and desire for justice.
guests also conveyed a political meaning—an in your face challenge
to the Democrats on key policy conflicts such as homelessness,
abortion, school choice, honoring those who sacrifice for our safety
and freedom, borders, and sanctuary cities. Trump was going for the
hot-button issues, not by debating, but by showing their human face.
real-time drama demonstrated how the president delivers for real
people, individual people.
the pathos associated with each guest was paired on camera with the
stony-faced Democrats unwilling to applaud. They didn’t applaud for
all the great statistics showing the lowest black unemployment and
lowest black poverty in history. They didn’t applaud Charles McGee,
the 100-year-old World War II veteran and Tuskegee airman who
President Trump announced he had honored earlier in the day with a
promotion to brigadier general.
used the opportunity to display both his respect and his
understanding that blacks have been treated as second class citizens
in living memory, relating how after 130 combat missions, McGee
returned home to “a country still struggling for civil rights.”
Trump upped the emotional power by also introducing General McGee’s
13-year-old great-grandson, who aspires to be a Space Force officer,
a new branch of the military President Trump established last year.
found nothing here to applaud. They want the race narrative to be
1619, America to be eternally damned as a foundationally racist
country. Trump’s position, in contrast, raises everyone up: “From
the pilgrims to our Founders, from the soldiers at Valley Forge to
the marchers at Selma, and from President Lincoln to the Reverend Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Americans have always rejected limits on our
children’s future.” Trump wants to remind black Americans that
this inheritance of striving and overcoming belongs to them, too.
Trump’s America, we are a land of heroes. We all unite in honoring
and loving our common heroes. Whose team would you rather be on?
clear from the choice of guests that President Trump is going all out
for the black vote, with personal stories of courage, success, and
hopes answered. The first five featured guests were African American.
The Democrats scowled through it all. It was shocking.
very first was a previously homeless and drug-addled black veteran,
now sober and working thanks to a President Trump supported
enterprise zone, for which Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) got a special
shout out and a close-up on camera. This was an unspoken challenge to
the Democrats’ failed policies on the homeless.
next was awesome because President Trump upped the ante and used a
reality TV approach to create a dramatic moment in real-time. He
introduced Janiyah Davis, an adorable fourth grader and her pretty
single mom, desperate for a better school and better future for her
daughter. Her hopes to get her daughter a good education in a charter
school were blasted by Pennsylvania’s governor, a Democrat, who
vetoed the expansion of school choice for 50,000 children.
Trump came to the rescue. “Janiyah, I am pleased to inform you that
your long wait is over. I can proudly announce tonight that an
Opportunity Scholarship has become available, it is going to you, and
you will soon be heading to the school of your choice!”
me, the most moving real-time experience was seeing a young mother
and her miracle 2-year-old child, born after only 21 weeks. Trump
didn’t need to make a pro-life argument. He showed it to us in an
unforgettable, living moment. In doing so, he changed that debate
the president announced he was asking Congress to ban late-term
abortion, we weren’t listening to a debate. We were watching a
human face, the face of the child’s mother—seeing intense
emotions surge through her—surprise, gratitude, elation, love,
Trump co-opted and promoted initiatives Democrats once claimed,
making them his own: incarceration reform, family leave for men and
women, infrastructure, high-speed internet for all communities,
stamping out human trafficking. Democrats were unwilling to applaud
for anything but the pork-barrel possibilities of infrastructure
also challenged weird and unpopular Democrat policies head-on, from
socialized medicine to protecting criminal aliens. President Trump
introduced a grieving Hispanic man who lost his beloved brother to a
criminal alien released in sanctuary California. It was hard not to
cry as the man struggled to hold back his tears. With that very human
moment, Trump announced a game-changing tactic against Democrats’
sanctuaries for criminal aliens. “Senator Thom Tillis has
introduced legislation to allow Americans like Jody to sue sanctuary
cities and states when a loved one is hurt or killed as a result of
these deadly policies.”
one of Trump’s signature end-runs around seemingly impregnable
trolled the Democrats with fearless in-your-face conservative causes
such as Second Amendment rights and prayer in the schools.
the greatest moments was bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom
on broadcaster Rush Limbaugh.
Republican presidents have never had the nerve to associate
themselves with the brilliant, funny, accomplished, and cherished
Limbaugh, for fear of the media blowback. President Trump walks right
through those cowardly self-imposed limits and sets off fireworks.
Trump showed political genius over and over, the Democrats came
across as political morons.
it continued all night, culminating in President Trump’s rousing
love song to Americans and America: “Our ancestors built the
most exceptional Republic ever to exist in all of human history. And
we are making it greater than ever before! . . . We settled the new
world, we built the modern world, and we changed history forever by
embracing the eternal truth that everyone is made equal by the hand
of Almighty God. America is the place where anything can happen!
America is the place where anyone can rise. And here, on this land,
on this soil, on this continent, the most incredible dreams come
true! This Nation is our canvas, and this country is our masterpiece.
. . . Our brightest discoveries are not yet known. Our most thrilling
stories are not yet told. Our grandest journeys are not yet made. The
American Age, the American Epic, the American Adventure, has only
at that moment that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stood,
during the thunderous applause, and tore up President Trump’s
speech. It was no fit of pique. She had obviously practiced and
realized she had to divide the speech in segments and rip each one.
Her gesture was disrespectful, petty and vindictive, but perhaps
worst of all, ludicrous.
ranks of President Trump’s supporters are swelling with former
Democrats, with independents, with blacks and Hispanics, and with
former nonvoters. He has earned their trust and their enthusiasm
through bona fide real-life achievements. Trump has surprised
everyone with his capabilities. He has unleashed the power of
Americans to make our country great. We’ve never had a president