Reflections on “sheeple,” the word, the phenomenon

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Note: this will be my final post for this summer. Starting tomorrow, I will be traveling to Clarks Fork, Minnesota, there to camp out in a field with 400 other permaculturists for a full week at the North American Permaculture Convergence and tour of permaculture sites in the upper midwest. Off-line, except for iphone. Bringing tent, sleeping bag, pillow, etc., reminding me of the last time I “camped out,” only a little over a month ago, in northern Michigan, at the Great Bear National Lakeshore, with the Great Old Broads for Wilderness. So now this great old broad is to be camping with, I suspect, probably 350 youngsters and 49 or so other “elders” (of one sort or another; either age, like me, or else long experience with doing/teaching permaculture, or both), attending workshops and presentations, hanging out, meeting and greeting . . . it will be interesting to pick up on the atmosphere of this convergence, the first to gather permaculturists from across the North American continent. And, if permaculture is “relationships,” in all of its guises, whether human to human, or human to insect or animal or plant or rock or mountain, to cloud, to starry sky, we’re all in relationship, and our excuses to gather are just that, excuses. We’re always gathering anyway, but it’s nice to think it’s sometimes for a “reason” beyond the heart’s longing to connect.

P.S. I’ll take lots of photos on that iphone for a slide show, later. Hold tight!

So, to this final summer post.

I was stunned to see the range and passion of responses to yesterday’s post taking me to task about my use of the word “sheeple.” (See comment section below the post)

Letter from a Reader, re: “sheeple”: Point well taken, THANK YOU!

I also received a number of personal emails. In fact, the article itself originated that way, until I asked the sender if I could post it.

Somehow, the very word “sheeple” hits a nerve is us. Why? And to me there doesn’t seem to be any clear-cut answer. Besides, who’s us? Well, I sense that‘s not so hard to answer. A “sheeple” is an “other,” one not like ourselves who see through the bullshit, but instead someone who is led around by the nose, or maybe the nuts, in a direction dictated by the PTB via various brainwashing, mind-kontrolling methods: early family conditioning, school, peer pressure, advertising, fashion, religion, and so on. It’s hard to avoid the conditioning, if you live here on Earth, and we all do, though those of us who consider ourselves NOT sheeple would sometimes rather not live here; we’re just so “alienated” (a word that sprang up full blown back in the early ’60s when I was in college, with the “existentialist”philosophers for whom, with Camus, “suicide is the only real philosophical problem.”

It may be that in every society (not tribe, notice, no: society; larger than tribe, so that we don’t all know each other) there are always those who consider themselves other than the run-of-the-mill citizen, or as we know him/her now, “consumer.” Always those who would rather question than bow down. Socrates was one of them. Look what they did to him! Best to stay low, stay quiet. Most ex-sheeple do. I know hundreds of them; they know better, but they go along. So they’re not really sheeple, are they? But maybe they are — since  they still depend for their daily living on jobs manufactured by “the elite” for sheeple, and they can’t quite break away. So, they may think they’re not sheeple, in that their inner views differ markedly from their outer behavior, but in fact, if they continue in that vein, either they will go crazy, or numb themselves to the point of oblivion, in which case their behavior differs not a whit from sheeple! And there are lots of numbing agents around: drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, entertrainment of various kinds — shows on tv on stage; family dramas, etc. All predictable as hell, all with plots that we can spell out in advance. But that’s kind of comforting, you know? And besides, “a known bad is better than an unknown good.” Right?

So, yeah, while many people who are, in a sense, waking up to the perfidy that drives this world from above (ETs and various “gods”) and below (instincts, passions, greed, the limbic brain, predatory capitalism), very few really want to dwell on what they are discovering. In fact, most would rather not, thank you. I’d rather go on and on, pretend everything is okay when I know it’s not. Because I don’t want to know it’s not. I don’t want to think bad thoughts. I don’t want to cause myself any more stress than’s already here, inside me, leaking out all over the place and driving me crazy. Pretend I’m not crazy. Just pretend. Keep going. Make a habit of it.

But then there are those who really have awakened from the dream, the matrix, the nightmare, and WHO ARE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Not by changing the world, for they know that’s but a childish dream that they probably tried a long time ago, and predictably, failed, since they were so ego-ridden as to think they could be Superman and Darth Vader all rolled into one, the one Robin Hood, the lone hero who rides off into the sunset satisfied, when his job is done. Actually, those among us who rode off into the sunset, probably did so more because we needed to lick our wounds, and, still being ego-ridden, didn’t want anybody else to see.

No, WE WHO ARE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT are actively engaged in CHANGING OURSELVES, OUR LIVES, in whatever ways feel appropriate and possible at the moment. Every little thing counts. (And each little thing leads to another.) Just one real, heartfelt smile into a stranger’s eyes, for example, goes a long way, lifts the heart. It truly does, it lifts the heart! That’s huge! It energizes! Try it! I know. I do this all day long, whenever I’m out in public. And each time our eyes connect soul to soul I’m carried on the wings of love, to far horizons where even more mysteries beckon.

In this way, while we are out and about doing our business, or “stuck” inside our houses, or our cubicles, or our hospital beds, or our gardens, or our little mind-sets, our teensy tiny conceptual boxes, we can be pushing gently against our own boundaries, discomforting ourselves just a wee bit, or as permaculturists put it, working our edge. The edge is where the action is. Even my puppy Shadow knows that. Every time we’re out and about on our smiling, connecting walks around town, he works the edges of buildings, bushes, trees; he knows there’s more action there,  some kind of critter that, if he gets lucky, he can chase.

What I need to work on inside myself, the edge that I sense inside me, is a certain scorn that I have for “folks” (as in “we tortured some folks”) who prefer to remain heads down, stumbling along, reading their tiny screens. Even tiny children! Today I was in a store, “in relationship” with a clerk, and his tiny beautiful child was nearby, back turned to us. Remarkably quiet and well behaved, I thought, until I walked over to him and saw that he was playing a game on his dad’s iphone. This child couldn’t have been more than two years old.

So yes, scorn, inside me, for that part of me, too, who prefers screens to reality, the simulacrum to the original. And yet, and yet. What I must realize is that the sheeple part of me will always be there, at least as long as I’m inside this society. Unless, of course, I want to become like the hermit guy in Maine who survived for 27 years by stealing other people’s stuff in the middle of the night. Nobody can call him a sheeple, can they? But is that good? Wouldn’t it be better to court sheepledom and then shake myself free of it over and over again than rip off other people? Either way, he’s still “in relationship.” Only one of these ways is transparent.

So what would it be to be transparent to whatever? To always tell the truth, no matter what comes next. I come close to that, I admit, though there are still tender areas that I cannot touch, more out of a sense of loyalty to those close to me than because I don’t want to. Truth-telling, for a double Sagittarian like myself, is second nature, or rather IS my nature.  It’s harder to be a sheeple Sagittarian than not. On the other hand, it’s probably pretty easy to be a sheeple if your sun sign happens to be Pisces, or Cancer, or, say Capricorn. Pisces, because the dream world is preferable to any harsh light of day. Cancer because I just can’t stomach the idea that my family could be hurt by the outside world, so I’ll cushion them and myself off from those troubling aspects of reality. Capricorn because, let’s face it, I love structure, and the status quo, and let’s face it, I do well here, where we’re supposed to go along, follow the rules, be “successful.” Even Taurus might benefit from the sheeple pose. He can dig in, pretend he’s okay, root himself into security of some kind, usually money-related, or stuff, or both. Scorpio? Well, who knows! Unless evolved, they’re predisposed to see layers of treachery hiding below surface calm. They have a knack for it. So sheeple? Probably not, unless they band together with other treacherous ones in hurting others without thinking for themselves whether or not they really want to be such assholes!

Libra? Sheeple all the way, unless they realize that the person looking at them in the mirror is somebody they would rather get to know than to emulate.

Let’s see, who have I missed? Aaah, Virgo. Well, they like to discern, analyze, figure things out, so sheepledom, isn’t comfortable, unless they also like to stay within certain boundaries, which they do, at least the Virgo part of them does.

Anyway, all this is just off the top of my head. (As usual.)

And in any case, I daresay that though, yes, there are lots of sheeple around, lots of lemmings who would follow their leader over the cliff into the sea, lots of fashionistas of various kinds who just have to be doing the right thing, wearing the right brands, thinking the right thoughts, living in the coolest places, I daresay that some astrological signs harbor more sheeple than others. Another sign that might have trouble remaining ignorant is Gemini, with their incessant curiosity. And of course Aquarius, who will bust out of any fence you try to put them in, especially one that was created to control their minds! What? NO WAY!

Aries too, they like to bust out. And to be the first to do it! But Leo? Well, Leos do love the limelight, and they love wealth, and one thing the mind control experts do is make some people “stars” that other people can “look up to” and emulate, or envy. Leos love being those stars, love the adulation. It makes them feel good — until, that is, their powerful creative urge just surges through the bullshit and whips something into manifestation that is so over the top that their followers retreat once again, back into their shells; “something went wrong with him, he’s no longer our hero.” Click. Searching, searching, find another hero to emulate.

This is a rant, admittedly. I’m letting all the stops out. Meanwhile, I have a feeling that the reason this word “sheeple” and the reality that goes along with it is such an intense one for us who at least hope that, in the main, we’re no longer sheeple, is because it sometimes feels so damn lonely outside that lemming herd. So damn lonely to be thinking our own thoughts, making up our own minds, ploughing ahead our own fields without anyone to tell us whether we’re good or bad, right or wrong, sane or crazy. All we can go on is that internal lodestar, the one that magnetizes us back to source. And when we really recognize that, when we truly do follow that lodestar, we’re no longer lonely. All of life opens before us. Our “identity” dissolves into the flux. We become like gods, heroes, all of us, each of us singular, individual, but connected, “in relationship” with all the others, inescapably. Though we may think we can divide people into “sheeple” and “non-sheeple,” underneath, that division dissolves. So let’s just get off our high horses, shall we? All of us are sheeple, some of the time. There are even some “opinions” that I don’t even know I have, but that show me that I’m following someone else’s lead! What? Moi? Who takes pride in having an open mind? Yes, precisely. Even me. Especially me. My sheeple face is appropriately abashed. I bleat out my distress. I sigh. I laugh.

In conclusion, I want to quote my dear friend Ted who sent me a rant of his own on this subject, painstakingly typed on his iphone. Not easy with his big hands, but he did it. Thanks, Ted.

Here’s a thought —

Suffering is the addiction to the conviction that something (could be anything) should be different than what it is. That is the truth of “sheeple”. It masquerades as worthy causes and holy crusades and allegiances to ways of life that are oblivious to the forces at work that feed into the negative grid. It crosses all political, socio-economic, religious, gender, cultural, educational, nationalistic, astrologic, akashic, emotional, life-style boundaries. The addiction is universal within the human condition. Homo sapiens is in it’s last hour. Homo luminous awaits. It is not obvious, even to the best and brightest of us, how this Passion Play will work out: all we can do is remain steadfast and true to Who We Really Are and play together in the Fields of Creation singing Creation’s Song within the energetic tableau of the historic/genetic control pattern. The great drama, spoken so well by Arjuna and Krishna, by Jesus, by Buddha and so many others is before Us now. “All the World is a stage” and we are on it ~ Surely! This is Our Time. I give great thanks to know You in this adventure and am prepared, as I think you are as well, to follow out the commission that has been granted us to encourage all those who resonate that this World may rejoin the cosmic I Am.

Whoooo – that was a mouthful!

Thank You for all that You do ~

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Letter from a Reader re: “sheeple”: Point well taken, THANK YOU!

images-13“Julie” (her real name) has given me permission to post her very insightful private email to me today re: the use of the word “sheeple,” and how it demeans suffering humanity. Thank you so much for calling me to attention here, Julie. Is there another term that would be more suitable to describe those who are still, in some sense, caught in the matrix? Any suggestions appreciated. I especially recognize Julie’s empathy with those who are just barely scraping money and energy together to help their families survive in an increasingly chaotic world that feels so uncaring, until we stop, and listen to our hearts, and know how they all yearn for connection, no matter how masked the longing.

And yes, Julie has agreed — hopefully! — to meet with me at the NAPC in Minnesota this weekend. I hear today that 400 permaculturists will be in attendance. Whew! What a blessing!

Hi Ann,

Thank you for your blog, and your often astonishingly brave insights. I check in daily, and am deeply appreciative of your gift of time and energy to us.

There is one thing that bothers me when I read insightful blogs such as yours, and that is the use of the word “sheeple”. To me, it’s a nasty word – disrespectful, dismissive, derisive, and dehumanizing, and lacking in compassion (finally, not a “d” word!).

I understand the concept behind it, but just consider for a moment the person who is not stupid and unaware, just bone-weary, and stuck in the matrix trying to do the best they can. They wake up, get the kids ready, go to work at a low-paying job, do 4 errands on lunch break, shop for over-priced, over-processed food after work, come home to under-natured, overactive kids, make dinner, volunteer at church, get the kids to bed, try to prioritize the bills, and then conscientiously watch the news before dropping, exhausted, into a restless sleep.

That’s just normal.

But add in the relentless programming, the altered and chemical-laden food, ubiquitous wi-fi, after-effects of vaccinations given in childhood, pharmaceuticals that inject cell-altering who-knows-what, the constant bombardment of chemtrails, flouridated and drug-filled city water – just to name a few things – and it becomes almost impossible to have a thought that hasn’t been manipulated.

I don’t know how some of us have broken free, or are trying, at least, to break free from the programming. It takes and extraordinary amount of time and effort to change a thought, to do the research, to wade through the BS to find alternative media sources. Only to slog through it and realize that it, too, is riddled with polarity, entrenchment, sleight-of-hand, and outright dis-info. It’s a mighty effort to come back to autonomy, to learn to trust self, and maintain the strength to land on the truth.

Given all that, calling people “sheeple” seems akin to blaming the victim, and I think we’ve all had enough of that.

So I ask you to please reconsider that term. Perhaps we can come up with another one that is less diminishing and more hopeful. Unawakened? Pre-neophyte? There must be something that adequately and compassionately captures the myriad battered human hearts and psyches living in such a viciously diabolical matrix.

Thank you for your consideration.

On a different note, I will be at the NAPC this weekend. It would be an honor to meet you, so I will look for you and, if feeling brave, come up and say hello.

All the best to you, and safe travels,
Julie

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David Wilcock: September, when we shut down the Carnival of Death

DavidWilcockSearchWhen I saw the new Fulford blurb I figured a new Wilcock comment couldn’t be far behind. Here it is, and it’s meaty, and it feels right. Plus, no self-promotion this time. YES!

Wilcock comments on Fulford’s new post

August 27, 2014

by David Wilcock

divinecosmos.com, via rumormillnews

There’s some pretty big stuff missing here but I guess it depends on who you’re talking to. The short answer is that “everything bad the Cabal is hoping to accomplish is either being done now, or is about to be done.” Thankfully they are being systematically counter-attacked.

I now have three independent high-level insiders telling me the same thing about next month. One of them has the intel from two completely different sources, so technically it’s four different very informed insiders saying the same thing. Each of these sources has access to the different major factions, so it constitutes a uniform consensus.

We’ve heard almost all of this story before and I have become skeptical and distrustful. That’s my disclaimer. There is no point in fearing this information and, as has been the case in at least seven other instances, whatever they plan doesn’t end up happening.

Nonetheless, here is the gist of it:

The Cabal has to pay up in September and they don’t have the money. Everyone hates them because of the NSA snooping and the destruction of the world’s economy. The international community has lost its patience. BRICS is accelerating very rapidly as the Cabal is withering.

Therefore the Cabal has to go all out, and do everything they possibly can to create maximum chaos, before the end of September, as that apparently is their “moment of truth.” Ben alluded to something big coming, and I have heard no specifics, other than that the Cabal seems to see the end of September as their deadline and whatever they do, it needs to be before then.

In the “moment of truth,” the USG will be forced to declare the Fed and its dollar to be bankrupt and in default — or it will be declared for them by others. We will shift from the FRN (Federal Reserve Note) to the TRN (Treasury Reserve Note). Money will now be issued and backed by the US Treasury itself. No money will be allowed to be printed without collateral of some kind behind it.

I have heard conflicting reports of what the valuation of FRN to TRN will be. One of the highest insiders said, roughly two months ago, that if you have money in the bank it won’t change in value. FRN dollars will be able to be redeemed at full value, but only up to 10K at a time and only for a short period, say a week. Then the value depreciates considerably.

This is intended to get rid of a massive glut of “black cash” hoarded by criminals, and also tons of counterfeit 100s being printed by Iran to try to destroy the US. You can easily see the president making a speech about how this will be good for America and strike a killer blow against organized crime. It will also seriously rejuvenate the purchasing power of the new TRN.

Anyway, apparently there are two factions now within the USG that are fighting over how much the TRN will have depreciated from the FRN. The group we could call the “good guys”, i.e. aligned with BRICS, are apparently now lobbying for 16 percent. [Again, this could be way off because another source told me it would not go down at all.]

The “bad guys” say this is only “kicking the ball around,” and “within 10 years we’re going to have the same problem” if they only devalue by 16 percent.

The “bad guys” apparently want an EIGHTY SIX PERCENT downgrade of the value of money — at least the American version. The excuse is that this will permanently resolve the problems in our financial system. We take the hit, tighten up our belts, and weather the storm for the benefit of future generations and a new, permanent stability.

The reality, which they gleefully are excited about, is that if it actually happened (which it won’t,) society would collapse. An announcement of this type may very well be the “Hail Mary Pass” they are hoping for, the last, best move they can make that would hopefully create the social breakdown they feel they so desperately need right now.

So here’s the deal. Ben hinted at it but didn’t really get the scope of it.

The Cabal are trying to fire every shot they’ve got right now. They deliberately sent agent provocateurs into Ferguson and goaded the police into maximum aggression with minimum thought behind it.

Some Cabal agents posed as police and worked alongside them, increasing the violence. They said they were there to help and swore them to secrecy. Anyone from the Ferguson police force who dares to speak out about this will very quickly decide they want to commit suicide and carry it out, possibly even leaving a note, or their car runs off the road in a tragic remote-controlled accident.

These guys were not part of the normal force, hence they did not have any badges on. This was widely reported and written off as the police not wanting to be profiled by civilians.

The Cabal’s hope is that Ferguson will be the spark that ignites a nationwide race war between blacks and whites. The corporate news heads are being good “heels,” in the carnival wrestling sense of the term. The more angry they can get the audience, so they root for the “face,” the better they do their job.

Of course, carnivals are organized crime. Every sideshow event is rigged, and the “face” and the “heel” laugh over beers after a match. Then the same carnivals that feature porn (girl shows), pharmaceuticals (snake oil), sports (wrestling), entertainment (clowns, sideshows), occult (palm and card readers), et cetera in the town go into the country.

Out come the Bibles. These same folks re-arrange their game to become tent revivalist preachers shouting the glory of God and the coming Apocalypse. It’s all about WHAT MAKES MONEY.

Now the same “barker” who was luring people into the girl show has a Bible in his hand. He is preaching the Good Word. The girl who just had a bottle in her hand, and elsewhere, is now behind him on stage — clapping her hands and leading the flock in the singing of the gospels.

The Bibles sell like hotcakes.

If you don’t believe me, read books on the history of carnivals. It’s all about making money. They’ve been run out of town after town and city after city and yet there still is no widespread understanding about how every single event is cleverly rigged so you don’t win unless they let you. The wrestling matches are completely staged.

The carnival was the main source for porn, because in the “girl show” you pay to get in and see her dance with skimpy clothes. Then she says “step behind this curtain and you’ll see me with this bottle and nothing else. I’ll teach you things that will make a woman do anything you want!”

Anyway, the big “reveal” is this: The same people stage both sides of the wrestling match, and the same people then move into a Christian country and pose as religious zealots to maximize profit.

This business is very, very ancient, far predating the time of television and movies, and therefore had a near-monopoly or at least a strong edge on industries including professional sports, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, occult and porn, and posed serious competition to the churches.

All you have to do is see that the Cabal is using this same “carnival strategy” on a much larger level. The person at the gate sees how much money you have, thanks to cleverly-positioned mirrors, and if you have a big wad, he pats you on the back with chalk and you become a “mark.” Then everyone knows to concentrate their focus on you.

They’re all in on it, working together, face and heel. They buy off the police and judiciary to avoid prosecution for ripping people off. It all sounds very familiar and it’s a really old game. They can only work one town for so long before they get run out.

Thankfully now there is a massive international alliance that has run out of patience — and the game is up.

So what we’re seeing right now is the worldwide carnival of doom breathing its final death-rattle.

They hope to spread Ferguson-type riots across the country. They are simultaneously trying to create a West Versus Muslims war with ISIS agitprop. I watched the “beheading” video, even after being told that I should honor James Foley by not seeing it.

I agree that there were tons of problems with it suggesting it was fake. It appeared to be a dull, fake stage knife, and they immediately start fading to black as soon as his neck is allegedly being cut. No visible blood gushes out, and if it had, wouldn’t they have wanted you to see it?

After the way I screamed and cried when I thought I was going to be murdered, and remembering what that felt like, I highly doubt James Foley is dead. I think he was given the opportunity to play along, read his cue cards and disappear with a new identity and a hairpiece for his freshly shorn head, probably along with a Lord of the Rings-style theatrical beard.

He probably doesn’t like the US after what happened to him, and his work as a journalist, and was given the offer he could not refuse. Remember the Northwoods documents… we know that they stage these things and tell their insiders “he didn’t really die, we just need to attack these villains while we still have a chance.”

That helps everyone play along, feel special for knowing how the masses are being fooled, and be part of a group that is using these deceptions for the greater good — so they think.

It is very unlikely that they will succeed in any large-scale strike against the US or elsewhere, due to a combination of an ever-growing alliance against them. This includes folks from here and other folks who have been called “angels” in the Bible.

That’s a complex subject, but we have a huge wealth of links showing “Divine Intervention” happening over and over and over again, systematically stopping them from succeeding in any of these plans.

Once you acknowledge that benevolent ETs do exist, and then acknowledge that they have systematically stopped us from having nuclear war, the next step is to see that they ARE involved — and they are protecting us from the Cabal so we can finish the job ourselves.

So September is where it all comes together, from what I’m hearing. The Cabal is hoping to create a variety of simultaneous triggers that avalanche us into martial law, social collapse, gun confiscation, mass starvation and prison camps. The same old thing we’ve been hearing them lust for since at least the mid-1990s, which was when I first started learning about this. I am tired of hearing it.

I highly, highly doubt this will work, but this is what they are hoping to achieve, and they will definitely be making their best effort in that direction. Yet, what we are seeing is that the same old tricks do not get traction. Blow up an airplane, attack innocent people, stage riots, fake terrorism, chop people up, burn them, et cetera.

If you do this in times of peace it can create big results, but when you do it in a time of chaos, you get diminishing returns. Like a heroin junkie, you need a bigger and bigger “fix” to get any high at all.

They have desperately, desperately tried to do the big fix — and a lesser example is the utterly satanic nature of the music industry’s videos in the last four years particularly — but all the really big stuff is being thwarted by an impressive alliance.

The Cabal has been successful in using their HAARP-type technology to make it almost mathematically impossible for rain to fall in California, thus precisely driving us into an extreme emergency drought. This prevents food from being grown, which in turn can create mass starvation and the breakdown of a major city.

In this Rense post you can see the nice, straight-lined energetic wall they are creating that completely blocks any storm cells from getting in and raining. This has become very, very painfully obvious and profoundly unnatural. Why would ALL of California be singled out so that it never, ever frickin’ rains?

http://www.rense.com/general96/pacstorms.html

Additionally, the quake we just had in San Francisco was very likely a deliberate one. Again, the benevolents very likely intervened and distributed the stress in a way that was not planned. Their tech is far more advanced than the Cabal usually assumes it to be. The Cabal’s hope undoubtedly was that it would have been far bigger and more destructive than the 6.0 that we just saw.

The Cabal is also using HAARP to trigger the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland to go off, because the ash field could plunge Europe into extreme cold temperatures, thus again creating a destabilizing condition. This could help staged riots be more “successful,” in their terms, and kill people off faster if they get displaced. This is a setup for when the pre-planned whites versus Muslims war gets going.

I have no direct involvement in any of this on either side, and only hear rumors. All I can say is that we live in “interesting times” and we may finally be seeing an end to this madness in sight.

Time to shut down the Carnival of Death and run ‘em out!

I do not advocate torturing and killing Cabal members. The vast majority of them are victims and / or heavily misled. We do not want to generate more atrocities and repeat the cyclical mistakes of history. We can step up and realize these are people, not creatures or robots, and draw boundaries with them, saying “Enough is enough,” without doing the same things to them that they’ve been doing to us.

We’re better than that. We can accept heroes who defect from their ranks and come forward to help. Now is the time.

 

 

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Shareable.net: Let’s reinvent the concept of “home”

This reminds me of the experiment that we’re initiating here, in our little two-home urban farmstead as one hub of the forming Green Acres Neighborhood Ecovillage. And BTW: I promised forgot to take a picture of the six of us, four twenty-somethings and two crones, sitting on my screened in porch Sunday evening, talking past dark. But then I forgot! Soon!

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The porch. Note the beer bottle hiding at the end of the chaise lounge, on the floor. Mine I think, from Sunday evening’s first two-house meeting. We had dragged in a few more chairs, and kept the ceiling fan on so it wasn’t too hot.

The big difference between what we’re doing here and what shareable‘s experiments in “Coliving Networks” are doing, is that we’re decidedly, and deliberately, intergenerational. As Rebecca (sister Crone) remarked, Sunday evening, “That’s the way people used to live together, all the generations under one roof.” And as Kiryssa, the newest member of our two-household who slid in just two days earlier put it, “I just got back from three years in Peru, where I lived in mountain villages with host families, all multigenerational.”

There’s a richness of experience to be shared from the old ones to the young ones; and an equal richness of unbridled energy from the young ones to the old. We are all grateful.

6 Co-Living Networks: Reinventing Home

 

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Truth Teller Dan Rather, on TV pundits beating the war drums: what do you mean, we have to “do something” — in Ukraine, Syria, China’s ocean? Eh?

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Dan Rather to CNN, on Sunday, August 24, 2014:

” . . .  the war drums have been beating along the Potomac for some little while, accentuated in recent weeks and now in recent days. As a citizen — let me take my journalist hat off for a moment — but, as a citizen, this worries me a great deal. Because as a journalist who has seen war zones, I’m not padding my part here, but I’ve seen war up close not like the combatants do, but the savagery, the brutality of war once we put the nation at war … All of these people on television — some of whom I have enormous respect for — but it unsettles me to hear them say, listen, we, the United States, we have to, quote, “do something” in Ukraine, we have to do something in Syria, we have to do something in the waters around China, we have to do something about what’s happening in Yemen, we have to do something in Iraq, we have to do something about ISIS, what they are talking about are combat operations.

My first question to anyone who is on television saying, “We have to get tough, we need to put boots on the ground and we need to go to war in one of these places” is, I will hear you out if you tell me you are prepared to send your son, your daughter, your grandson, your granddaughter to that war of which you are beating the drums. If you aren’t, I have no patience with you, and don’t even talk to me.”

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How to read the (MSM) “news”: Always, by asking, cui bono? Who benefits?

And pretty soon, if you make a habit of asking that question, the (MSM) news becomes easier and easier to “read” — and scoff at.

Because of course, what we’ve been mind-kontrolled to view as “news” is by definition, these days, utterly bullshit. Not that something didn’t happen (though it might not have, at least in some timeline or other), but the way that “something” is interpreted, scammed, reworked, shaped, propagandized, pumped up, used, denied, disinfo-ed, or degraded, is yes, utterly bullshit. As in — love this! —

So, on the matter of Ferguson, for example, let’s look at it closely, with deprogramming expert Zen Gardner:

The Flagrantly Fabricated Ferguson Phenomenon

Zen is always quite certain of his own conclusions. I’m not at all certain of mine, which is why I tend not to draw them. However, I do appreciate his deeply cynical, detailed, powerfully articulate — and yet, always in the final two or three paragraphs, weirdly hopeful take on the human condition despite that so many of us remain sheeple, subject to being duped. Yes, he exhorts, we can, and will, at any moment, any second, this next second! WAKE UP AND GIVE A FUCK! — about what’s happening, enough so that, if enough of us do wake up — and it appears that we really are, if chatter on the alternative press is to be taken seriously — we will WILL WILL defeat the selfish so-called “masters of the universe” (human, transhuman, robotic, and/or ET) who are both trying to slam the prison door shut for ever and ever and, perhaps, just for the sake of efficiency, gas us on the way in. 

The point is, we can just slip out of that so-called “reality.” Once we become fully aware of it, and how it has captured our imagination, we can just slip through the “thousand points of (the matrix) light,” and poof, it dissolves. Rather than feeling hemmed in by limited “space and time” we have entered the vastness, where absolutely anything is possible. I know this. I slipped through, with help from my late husband Jeff, after he died in 2003. And what takes its place? LOVE. Sheer Love. Love of all and everything. Unbridled JOY. Yes, Nature does “abhor a vacuum.” And where fear no longer rules, love does.

Meanwhile, back in the matrix, we can bet that Ferguson was not one of a kind:

Ret Police Captain: Feds Use Provocateurs to Influence Public Opinion

Ret. Police Captain: Feds Use Provocateurs to Influence Public Opinion

August 23, 2014

by Kit Daniels

infowars.com

A retired Philadelphia, Penn., police captain recently said the federal government routinely uses provocateurs against demonstrators to discredit them in the eyes of the public.

Capt. Ray Lewis, who retired from the Philadelphia Police Department in 2004 after serving 24 years and was present during the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests, said undercover provocateurs “infiltrated Occupy Wall Street like crazy” as a way to influence public opinion against the protestors, a strategy which is also used against other movements critical of the establishment.

“That’s the easiest way to destroy a movement,” he stated. “Let’s say you have Occupy. Either the police, Homeland Security or corporate America – Wall Street – will hire one of their security officers to go out there and burn the American flag, so now you have one of these guys burning an American flag and he’s not an Occupier, he’s not with the protestors, but guess what gets shown all across America?”

“All mainstream America, sitting at home in their middle-class neighborhoods, see this one guy burning an American flag or another one urinating on a police car who is also an undercover agent and then think ‘oh my God, that whole protest – that whole movement – is corrupt and I don’t want anything to do with it.’”

“So they never learn anything about it,” he added. “You can kill a movement that fast with provocateurs.”

The government can also use provocateurs to stir up violence at otherwise peaceful demonstrations to justify a draconian response to the protest and the militarization of local law enforcement.

For example, radio host Dave Hodges claimed a Department of Homeland Security source told him the violent rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, last week “was encouraged and exacerbated by undercover DHS agents posing as members of the Black Panthers.”

The police used this violence to justify giving unconstitutional orders to peaceful protestors in Ferguson, who were the vast majority of those present, while armed with combat gear more suited for war in Iraq and Afghanistan than the American Midwest.

They receive the majority of this military arsenal directly from the Defense Department through the 1033 Military Surplus Property Program.

“They also have access to billions of dollars’ worth of funding from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, which they can use to buy military equipment from weapons manufacturers, who line their pockets with the spoils,” Kara Dansky, a senior counsel at the ACLU’s Center for Justice, wrote.

In summary, provocateurs give local police the excuse to transform into small armies by provoking violent confrontations between law enforcement and demonstrators which is then broadcast to the entire nation through exhaustive news coverage.

This unfortunately programs the population into accepting not only the militarization of the police, but also a vast expansion of government powers offered to supposedly stop the violence which in reality only eliminate individual liberties.

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A.K.: So, cui bono? I think we get the picture here.

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David Swanson, on War — and what about ET and War?

Unknown-4Every time I read a new essay by peace activist and scholar David Swanson, see 

www.warisacrime.org

I learn something. Something new about war. I didn’t think there was anything new that I could learn about war. After all, war has been the one phenomenon about human life on earth that has dumbfounded and freaked me out ever since I was a small child. Why war? I’d ask myself, not daring to bring it up with adults, and certainly not with other, doll-playing, cowboys-and-indians playing kids.

I’d ask myself how come religion and god are used to make wars? Huh? Isn’t god love? And how come all my friends who aren’t Catholic are going to hell when they die? And especially, how come ideas about anything get so much power over what happens? How come? How come? I just didn’t grok it, and I still don’t. So I didn’t think there was anything new I could learn about war. And yet, there is. 

David Swanson helps me dive even deeper into how the concept, imagination, and reality of “war” is officially and unofficially nested within our miasmic collective unconscious; how it corrupts our language and our souls in ways we don’t even realize. Here’s his new piece, today, in washingtonsblog

Losing Losers and the Pentagon that Hires them

His subject is the Vietnam War. Excerpt:

Of course, the views of the losers tend to obscure as much as to reveal. The war had to end. The people fighting for their homes had to prevail, sooner or later, over the people fighting for the fact that they’d already been fighting and couldn’t face the shame of stopping. But Last Days in Vietnam shows the Americans watching the rushed evacuation from home, the Americans who had earlier “served” in Vietnam. And they believed all their efforts had “come to nothing.”

Nothing? Nothing? Four million men, women, and children slaughtered. The U.S. society calls that nothing. The Germans are expected to know how many millions their government killed. The Japanese are required to study the past sins of Japan. But the United States is supposed to gaze at its navel, glorify its sinners, and pretend that its defeats are neutral, indifferent, nothingness. Try telling that story about Afghanistan or Iraq or Gaza, I dare you.

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I wonder what David Swanson would say about the possible ET connection to war on earth. A connection which offers its own kind of fiendish complexity.

Meanwhile, I saw a notice today that some infernal new weapon was destroyed on takeoff in Alaska.

US military destroys hypersonic  weapon after aircraft problem detected.

Hmmm. I wonder whether its controllers destroyed it (as Reuters portrays it) or whether the ETs decided to take it out. I know they’ve done this kind of thing. See the book Robert Hastings, UFOs and Nukes.  

Oh, and BTW: if you recall, in the interview that Kerry Cassidy did with Simon Parkes, he clearly says that the reason war-making Israel is off-limits to criticism is because it’s the only nation that has the backing of some kind of ET race that is more powerful than all the others. True?

Which layer of illusion do we prefer to live in? 

 

 

 

 

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