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A Profound Speech From Alan Watts – What If Money Was No Object? (Video)

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You probably hear this now-cliché question all the time: “If money was no object, what would you be doing with your life?” But hearing a question multiple times doesn’t make it any less valid. There is a profound truth underlying these words which it seems many of us have come to belittle or outright ignore, and yet the implications of truly internalizing their meaning are huge.

You may be a young, excited individual coming into the workforce or you may be part of an older generation who has been in the workforce for a while, wondering, “How did I get here?” Or perhaps you are someone who already loves what you do. In any case, I truly think that regularly asking yourself what it is you would love to do with your time if money was no longer an object can be a powerful tool. So why don’t we go ahead and do some self-analysis? But first, let’s listen to what Alan Watts has to say about the topic, as I think it will really get us into the right mindset for this task.

The Exercise

This exercise is a pretty simple one, just like the question it addresses. When answering these questions, it is important to go beyond some of the things we are kinda taught are the things to strive for. For example, letting go of our ideas about ‘success,’ money, material goods, fame, etc. and instead looking at it like Alan says – if money didn’t matter and I could do anything right now… what would it be?

Don’t worry about the whole career or job thing right now, just begin with what you like. Then think about what you feel you can contribute to the world, whether it be to just one person or a whole community (or the entire globe!). Educating others, contribution to a project, and bringing joy to others are all examples of ways you could contribute to the world. 

Then grab a piece of paper and write:

“What do I enjoy doing? What makes me tick or gets me excited?”
“What would my ideal day look like if I could do what I wanted to do?”
“What is my ideal job? What does it look like?”
“What are my favorite hobbies or things to do?”

Once you start answering some of these more basic questions, we dive into things like:

“Why do I like these things I enjoy doing?”
“What about them are interesting to me?”

What this does is gets you thinking about yourself and the things that you enjoy. More importantly, it gets you thinking about why you enjoy them. This is key, because it helps you to isolate the elements of those activities that are important to you. You can then use that knowledge to find or incorporate those things into many different tasks or jobs. Because sometimes you really should ‘sweat the small stuff.’ Sometimes it’s those little details which make a job really great, or really awful. 

In the end it’s all about participating in activities that bring you joy and ignite your passion, even if it’s only for a few hours a week. The key is trying not to get too stressed about the process either. Worrying that you can’t find your passion or your purpose is not going to help you find it. Have fun and be playful with it. The answer may also change a year from now or 5 years from now. It is human nature to change and to grow, and our passions and interests may change as we do.

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Ecology And The Human Heart

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The Dalai Lama, Guest

According to Buddhist teaching, there is a very close interdependence between the natural environment and the sentient beings living in it. Some of my friends have told me that basic human nature is somewhat violent, but I told them I disagree. If we examine different animals, for example, those whose very survival depends on taking others lives, such as tigers or lions, we learnt that their basic nature provides them with sharp fangs and claws. Peaceful animals, such as deer, which are completely vegetarian, are gentler and have smaller teeth and no claws. From that viewpoint we human beings have a non-violent nature. As to the question of human survival, human beings are social animals. In order to survive we need companions. Without other human beings there is simply no possibility of surviving; that is a law of nature. Since I deeply believe that human beings are basically gentle by nature, I feel that we should not only maintain gentle, peaceful relations with our fellow human beings but also that it is very important to extend the same kind of attitude towards the natural environment. Morally speaking, we should be concerned for our whole environment.

Then there is another viewpoint, not just a question of ethics but a question of our own survival. The environment is very important not only for this generation but also for future generations. If we exploit the environment in extreme ways, even though we may get some money or other benefit from it now, in the long run we ourselves will suffer and future generations will suffer. When the environment changes, climatic conditions also change. When they change dramatically, the economy and many other things change as well. Even our physical health will be greatly affected. So this is not merely a moral question but also a question of our own survival.

Therefore, in order to succeed in the protection and conservation of the natural environment, I think it is important first of all to bring about an internal balance within human beings themselves. The abuse of the environment, which has resulted in such harm to the human community, arose out of ignorance of the importance of the environment. I think it is essential to help people to understand this. We need to teach people that the environment has a direct bearing on our own benefit.

I am always talking about the importance of compassionate thought. As I said earlier, even from your own selfish viewpoint, you need other people. So, if you develop concern for other people’s welfare, share other people’s suffering, and help them, ultimately you will benefit. If you think only of yourself and forget about others, ultimately you will lose. That is also something like a law of nature.

It is quite simple: if you do not smile at people, but frown at them, they respond similarly, don’t they? If you deal with other people in a very sincere, open way, they behave similarly. Everybody wants to have friends and does not want enemies. The proper way to create friends is to have a warm heart, not simply money or power. The friend of power and the friend of money are something different: These are not true friends. True friends should be real friends of heart, shouldn’t they? I am always telling people that those friends who come around when you have money and power are not truly your friends, but friends of money and power, because as soon as the money and power disappear, those friends are also ready to leave. They are not reliable.

Genuine, human friends stand by, whether you are successful or unlucky, and always share your sorrow and burdens. The way to make such friends is not by being angry, nor by having good education or intelligence, but by having a good heart.

To think more deeply, if you must be selfish, then be wisely selfish, not narrow-mindedly selfish. The key thing is the sense of universal responsibility; that is the real source of strength, the real source of happiness. If our generation exploits everything available – the trees, the water, and the minerals – without any care for the coming generations or the future, then we are at fault, aren’t we? But if we have a genuine sense of universal responsibility as our central motivation, then our relations with our neighbours, both domestic and international, improves.

Another important question is: What is consciousness, what is the mind? In the Western world, during the last one or two centuries there has been great emphasis on science and technology, which mainly deal with matter. Today some nuclear physicists and neurologists say that when you investigate particles in a very detailed way, there is some kind of influence from the side of the observer, the knower. What is this knower? A simple answer is; A human being, the scientist. How does the scientist know? With the brain, Western scientists have identified only a few hundred so far. Now, whether you call it mind, brain, or consciousness, there is a relationship between brain and mind and also mind and matter. I think this is important. I feel it is possible to hold some sort of dialogue between Eastern philosophy and Western science on the basis of this relationship.

In any case, these days we human beings are very much more involved in the external world, while we neglect the internal world. We do need scientific development and material development in order to survive and to increase the general benefit and prosperity, but equally as much we need mental peace. Yet no doctor can give you an injection of mental peace, and no market can sell it to you. If you go to a supermarket with millions and millions of dollars, you can buy anything, but if you go there and ask for peace of mind, people will laugh. And if you ask a doctor for genuine peace of mind, not the mere sedation you get from taking some kind of pill or injection, the doctor cannot help you.

Even today’s sophisticated computers cannot provide you with mental peace. Mental peace must come from the mind. Everyone wants happiness and pleasure, but if we compare physical pleasure and physical pain with mental pleasure and mental pain, we find that the mind is more effective, predominant, and superior. Thus it is worthwhile adopting certain methods to increase mental peace, and in order to do that, it is important to know more about the mind. When we talk about preservation of the environment, it is related to many other things. The key point is to have genuine sense of universal responsibility, based on love and compassion, and clear awareness.

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Is The New World Order A Jewish Conspiracy? No, It’s A Satanic Conspiracy

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Makia FreemanGuest Writer

AT A GLANCE…

  • THE STORY: For centuries, the idea of a Jewish conspiracy has circulated, due in part to the observable concentration of Jewish power. But is it really Jewish? And how is it related to the ancient New World Order agenda for a centralized totalitarian One World Government?
  • THE IMPLICATIONS: The Satanic, Sabbatean-Frankis cult uses and exploits Jews as a cover for its conspiratorial and criminal actions. How many regular, innocent Jews are waking up to what is being done in their name?
“It’s all a Jewish Conspiracy!”

I have seen and heard many people write and utter these words in reference to the worldwide conspiracy and the New World Order. Indeed, this idea has been around a long time. It was a central ideological tenet of the Nazis, as well as Nazi sympathizers and apologists. However, hopefully now we are at the point in our understanding where we can cut through the confusion.

Thanks to the recent book The Trigger by David Icke, the work of researchers who have investigated the history and origin of ‘the Jewish race’ (which doesn’t exist), the work of those who have exposed the Khazarian connection to Jewishness and the work of those who have exposed Sabbatean-Frankism cult, we can now talk about this taboo topic with facts, reason and clarity.

We don’t have to blame the many or a collective (the Jews) for the actions of a few. We don’t have to be unfair to all the innocent Jews who have unjustly branded as conspirators when many of them are victims not perpetrators of the grand conspiracy. No, it’s not a Jewish conspiracy, not exactly … it only appears to be so because the inner core of those hiding behind Jews are Zionists, and the inner core of Zionism is Sabbatean-Frankism, a Satanic cult which exploits Jews to achieve its own ends.

The Deliberate Confusion Around Jewish Identity: The Triangle Of Race, Religion & Nationalism

Jew and jazz player Gilad Atzmon grew up in Israel but once he carried out his forced ‘service’ in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), he became a changed man. He saw through the one-sided Zionist propaganda. He describes in his book The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics that during the 1982 Israel-Lebanon War, he caught a glimpse of captured POWs.

He writes that “the place was a concentration camp. The inmates were the ‘Jews’, and I was nothing but a ‘Nazi’.” He has since been very outspoken against Israeli behavior and Zionist crime. One of his favourite sayings is that “Jewish power is the power to stop you questioning Jewish power.” Atzmon likes to point out the contradictions and confusion behind Jewish identity. What makes someone Jewish? He claims that Jewish power is displayed through Zionist politics which capitalize on people’s confusion around Jewish identity – the triangle of race, religion and nationalism – and that Zionist powerbrokers claim Jewishness is whatever they find most convenient at the time. “If you try to pin them down, you can’t catch them,” says Atzmon.

The Carefully Cultivated Myth Of The Jewish Race & Jewish DNA

For most people, the immediate answer would be that being Jewish means you are either ethnically Jewish (of the Jewish race, with Jewish DNA) or you are religiously Jewish (a follower of Judaism). However, here’s the problem: there’s no such thing as a Jewish race or Jewish DNA.

That is a carefully cultivated myth which suits many purposes. Firstly, it united Jewish people who up until that point had lived in many different countries. Secondly, it transformed the focus of Jewish identity from religion-based to race-based. This prepared the way for Zionism, a political philosophy or nationalistic movement. It is easier to convince a race of people to be nationalistic – to move and create a new homeland – than adherents of a religion. In many interviews such as this 2009 one with RT, Jewish professor and historian Shlomo Sand (author of The Invention of the Jewish People) says that it is simply not scientific to say a ‘Jewish people’ as Jews are connected by customs, beliefs and religion, not race, genetics or DNA. He highlights how the Nazis tried defining Jews racially but that didn’t work, because ultimately they couldn’t define who was a Jew. He points out with great evidence that Jews have always been a religious community which has included many converts.

Orthodox Jewish Rabbis: Zionism Has Hacked Judaism

Many orthodox Jewish rabbis have explained why traditional Judaism is diametrically opposed to Zionism. Judaism and Zionism do not mix, as Zionism violates cherished tenets and commandments of the Torah and is basically a modern settler-colonial exploitation and theft of land, and is often accompanied with a mind-set of viewing Arabs as inferior or even sub-human. In presentations such as this, Jewish Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro makes many fascinating points about Jewishness and Zionism which contradict commonly held ideas about them:

– Zionism was NOT created to deal with anti-Semitism. The truth is Zionism was created to make a Jewish homeland, according to Max Nordau, assistant to Theodor Herzl;
– Historically, Jews were just part of the religion of Judaism. You could not be a Jew in any other way. They are not an ethnicity and they are not a race;
– The Holy Land of Jewish people is the Torah or the Synagogue, not a geographical location/piece of dirt;
– Many Jews converted become to Jews, but how could this be if Jews were a race? You can’t convert to a race;
– Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the founder of Jewish terrorist group Irgun (later absorbed into the IDF) and a leader of Revisionist Zionism, was recorded to have said: “The Jewish people are a nasty people.” Jabotinsky profoundly influenced future Israeli leaders Menachem Begin and Benjamin Netanyahu;
– the Jewish nationalist movement was very similar to black nationalist movement; they just decided that all black people were a “nation” and that all Jews were a nation. Now Jews didn’t have to be religious, but rather:

1. Loyal to Nation (Israel),
2. Speak Hebrew (now a national language not a holy language as it originally was), and
3. Fight in the Israeli military;
– First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion said he didn’t believe in the (Jewish) God of the Bible, yet God promised them the land;
– Zionists convinced and tricked the Jews that they were a nation, not a religion;
– Zionism turned religious Jews into militaristic Jews. Zionism mocked Judaism. It hijacked the definition and essence of Judaism and Jewishness. The messiah of Zionism is the Holocaust (a holocaust museum is set up in every town, more than a synagogue).

Jewish Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss also makes similar points about Jewishness, Judaism and Zionism. This perspective is completely in alignment with the many Jewish groups, organizations and voices which oppose Zionism.

The Khazarian Connection To Jewishness

Hungarian scientist Arthur Koestler wrote a 1976 book The Thirteenth Tribe where he brought the Khazar hypothesis to a wider audience. His hope was to disprove a common Jewish “racial” identity and therefore end anti-Semitism. In 2012, Israeli researcher Eran Elhaik published a study claiming to prove that the Khazar ancestry was the single largest element in the Ashkenazi gene pool. Shlomo Sand declared himself vindicated. This Jewish media didn’t deny it; there were articles about it in the Haaretz and The Forward. The basic idea is that the Khazars, a Turkic people who lived in a large medieval state called Khazaria in Eurasia near the Caucasus (between the Black and Caspian Seas), converted to Judaism in the 8th century and then migrated to Eastern Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. Elhaik concluded that Ashkenazi genes were far more heterogeneous than previously thought (by others such as Ostrer who proposed the Rhineland Hypothesis of Jewish ancestry). Elhaik did find a Middle Eastern genetic marker in DNA from Jews, but he stated it could be from Iran, not ancient Judea.

There are clearly massive implications to this information, because the bedrock of the Zionist’s claim is that Palestine used to belong to, and used to be habited, by Jews. This claim is little legal or moral validity as it is (just because my ancestors lived somewhere 2,000 years ago doesn’t mean I can automatically take that land now) – however as the Khazarian connection and origin of Jewishness shows, the claim is not even true anyway.

Sabbatean-Frankism
It’s Not A Jewish Conspiracy; It’s The Cult Of Sabbatean-Frankism

Judaism and even Jewishness itself was infiltrated and overtaken a long time ago by a strange messiah called Sabbatai Zevi, also spelt Shabbetai Tzvi. Some of the best sources for this information are Christopher Jon Bjerknes, Rabbi Marvin Antelman and Clifford Shack. As you may know, Judaism is a messianic religion, meaning they believe in the concept of a messiah (moshiach) who will come to save them. Any religion which believes in such an idea always leaves the door open for its followers to be emotionally manipulated by hucksters claiming to be ‘The Messiah’ or the ‘Chosen One.’ Sabbatai Zevi was one such individual. In 1665, Sabbatai declared himself the Jewish Messiah; in 1666 (appropriately) he was proclaimed to be the Jewish Messiah by Nathan of Gaza. Sabbatai became so famous and popular that he amassed over 1,000,000 Jewish followers. After his rise to power, he began to abolish many of traditional Jewish ritualistic observances. Wikipedia gives the reason for this as “because, according to a minority opinion in the Talmud, in the Messianic time there would no longer be holy obligations. The fast of the Tenth of Tevet became a day of feasting and rejoicing.” According to Antelman, the Sabbatean-Frankists had a fundamental belief that the Messiah would return either when all people had become good or when all people had become bad. So, they reasoned that they could precipitate the arrival of the Messiah by pursuing the dark path. Therefore, they set about inverting the practices of their own faith. Another interpretation is that Sabbatai’s movement which became known as Sabbateanism was really a form of Satanism since it involved orgies, incest, pedophilia, sacrifice and much more. Satanism is not only characterized by ritual and demonic possession but also by inversion, where everything is turned upside down: bad becomes good, sin becomes virtue, the forbidden becomes the permitted.

The Sabbatean movement was succeeded by Jacob Frank, born in Poland in 1726, who claimed he was the reincarnation of Sabbatai Zevi. The Jewish authorities in Poland excommunicated Frank and his followers due to his heretical doctrines, one of which was the idea of ‘purification through transgression’ (aka ‘redemption through sin’) – i.e. discard and break all traditional norms, rules and mores (more Satanic behavior). The entire movement behind Sabbatai and Frank became known as Sabbatean-Frankism and their adherents Sabbatean-Frankists.

The Donmeh Crypto-Jews

At one point in his life, Sabbatai Zevy was forced by the sultan of Turkey to convert to Islam. Similarly, Jacob Frank converted to Christianity. In both cases, Sabbatean-Frankists maintained their beliefs and culture but outwardly appeared to follow a new religion. The Jews who continued to follow Sabbatai became known as Donmeh Jews (from the Turkish work donme ‘to convert’). These Donmeh Jews eventually rose to great power centuries later. For instance, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first President of Turkey, was a Donmeh Jew (and a descendant of Sabbatai). The entire House of Saud which today rules Saudi Arabia is descended from Mohammad Ibn Saud (and greatly influenced by Mohammad Ibn Abd Al-Wahhab), who were likely Donmeh Jews (you can read the background to the Jewish roots of the House of Saud here).

This explains why Israel and Saudi Arabia have had such a close relationship for years, when you might think they would be fierce enemies. This also explains why the Saudis spearhead and champion Wahhabism, a distorted form of Islam (if you can even call it Islam) which advocates aggression and violence. Saudi Arabia is a veritable fountainhead of terrorism and is easily the biggest state sponsor of terror (apart from the US and Israel of course), even though that label is falsely used to defame Iran.

Taking a step back even further, Sabbatean-Frankist leaders deliberately engineered the introduction of Donmeh Jews into nations which were unified and strong, in order to break them up and change their policy, to make way for the creation of the Zionist state of Israel. With Donmeh crypto Jews in so many places, it has been an understandable mistake that so many people have concluded we live in a Jewish conspiracy when it was really something else altogether. Jews have been used to disguise the real manipulators and their agenda. Christopher Jon Bjerknes writes in his book The Manufacture and Sale of Saint Einstein – The Propaganda of Supremacy on pg.183:

“The racist Zionist failed in their attempts to buy Palestine and populate it with Jewish colonists, because the vast majority of Jews did not want to go to Palestine. The Zionists caused the First World War in order to break up the Turkish Empire and weaken the Moslem nations, which they feared would unite to fight against the formation of a ‘Jewish State’.”

Sabbatean-Frankism: Infiltrate & Control From The Inside

You may have noticed at this point some striking similarities between the way that Sabbatean Frankists infiltrated rival or opposing religions and then gained power from the inside – and the way that the Secret Societies of the NWO have infiltrated key movements and centres of power to rule them from the inside. The reason is because the cult of Sabbatean Frankism is a central thread of the NWO itself. According to Shack, the Rothschilds are descendants of Sabbatai Zevi, which makes perfect sense, since the Rothschilds are probably the most central and powerful NWO family/bloodline and are behind the creation of Israel, home of the inner core of Zionism and Sabbatean-Frankism. Clifford Shack writes this widely-quote passage in The Sabbatean-Frankist Messianic Conspiracy Partially Exposed pg.97:

“Through infiltration, stealth and cunning, this invisible network has come to rule us all. Forty-one years after Shabbatai Zevi’s death, in 1717, they would infiltrate Masonry guilds in England and establish Freemasonry… [Zevi’s successor] Jacob Frank would have a great impact on the inner core of Freemasonry known as the Illuminati, formed in 1776. Freemasonry would become the hidden force behind events like the [American, French and Russian] revolutions, the creations of the UN and Israel, both World Wars (including the Holocaust!), and the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers who, together with their father, tried to thwart the efforts of the network on American soil.”

I have alluded to the Israeli hand in the JFK assassination here, although it was far from the only force involved. Sabbatean-Frankism, Freemasonry, the Illuminati, etc. all pose as one thing and act by infiltrating their targets and overtaking them. It is a textbook perfect example of a host-parasite relationship; the parasite hijacks the host, controls its behavior (for the benefit of the parasite not the host), lives off its life force and often ultimately destroys and kills it, even if that means the parasite risks its own life in killing the host – although it tries to find a new host first to repeat the same process.

Circles Within Circles Within Circles

Those who have studied the worldwide conspiracy may have noticed a familiar pattern. The true controllers like to arrange themselves as an inner core within a larger group that itself is within a larger organization. G. Edward Griffin spoke about this regarding the Round Table of Cecil Rhodes, a man closely connected to the Rothschilds who did so much to advance his British-led version of the New World Order. Rhodes was behind the creation of the Round Table societies and think tanks including the RIIA, CFR and many others. Griffin stated that Rhodes set things up so there was an outer group that thought it was in charge, but really unbeknown to its members there was a group within that which was guiding it; then, unbeknown to that middle group, there was an even smaller inner group which was guiding it that was really pulling the strings.

The situation is similar with the Jews. Some people superficially believe ‘the Jews’ are running the world, not realizing that there are Zionists within that groups which call the shots. Then, to take things one level deeper, the Sabbatean-Frankists are the group within Zionism that is in charge.

A Jewish Conspiracy? No. A Satanic Cult Ruling The World? Yes

I have been writing for years that black magic rules the world and that we need to expand our awareness and muster up our courage to face that fact that a Satanic cult is pulling the strings of power behind the scenes. Yes, there is obviously a Jewish connection to the NWO conspiracy but it’s not a simple story. There is not exactly a Jewish conspiracy but rather a Sabbatean-Frankist conspiracy. Not all Jews are involved or know about it; in fact, the great majority do not and are being used like all non-Jews. This hidden Secret Society within Judaism and within Zionism practices the Luciferian philosophy of “do what thou wilt” and the Satanic inversion of everything (bad is good, wrong is right). Jews are just a cover for them. Psychopathic Israeli leaders want more Jews to emigrate to Israel, not because they deeply care about Jews (nothing could be further from the truth) but because they simply want more Jewish bodies in Israel so they can maintain their ideal Israeli demographic (having a majority of Jews so it is a Jewish state). They don’t want to lose control of Israel to Arabs, who they consider sub-human.

It’s high time Jews realized the whole game plan here and refused to go along with it, especially with plans rapidly developing to turn Israel into the headquarters of the NWO. Israel does not represent you. Israel is not your nation state. Israel brainwashes its children into thinking that the whole world hates Jews. We do not. Understanding the information in this article can be a relief for those of us who are non-Jewish because now we can explain the real cause of the Jewish concentration of power and the background to the idea of a Jewish conspiracy. It’s time to cut through all the confusion with the sword of truth. Please share this article far and wide, especially with your Jewish friends, so we can come together and stop falling for the ‘antisemitic trap’ laid out by the Sabbatean-Frankists and Satanists who use innocent Jews for their schemes.

About the Author

Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at ToolsForFreedom.com (FaceBook here), writing on many aspects of truth and freedom, from exposing aspects of the worldwide conspiracy to suggesting solutions for how humanity can create a new system of peace and abundance. Makia is on MindsSteemit and FB.

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This article (Is the New World Order a Jewish Conspiracy? No, it’s a Satanic Conspiracy) was originally created and published by The Freedom Articles and is re-posted here with permission. 

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Losing Identity To The Hive Mind

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“Rights mean you have a right to your life. You have a right to your liberty, and you should have a right to keep the fruits of your labor….I, in a way, don’t like to use those terms: gay rights, women’s rights, minority rights, religious rights. There’s only one type of right. It’s the right to your liberty.” ― Ron Paul

Imagine a future with compulsory euthanasia. One day the government declares, “Let’s end global warming by cutting down on the number of old people.” And the citizenry would bow down to forced euthanasia because they are of one mind in the belief that they must do their duty in service to their country and “for the greater good.”

Sound crazy? Cultish?

This extreme scenario defines the conditions of the Hive Mind, a collective identity in which every decision you make is a committee act. Group think is cohesive intelligence over individual intellect, a super organism. Nobody wins and nobody loses. Everyone is the same. Everyone is dependent. Everything is provided by the hive.

The hive mind plays out in hive society as groups who petition the State for rights: gay rights, women’s rights, immigrant rights, a Parents Bill of Rights. People beg the State for permission without realizing the State can neither grant nor abolish ANY rights. Rights cannot be transferred from one person to another; they are “inalienable.” Rights come from “nature’s God” not from the State. States can only grant privileges that are abolished, amended, modified or expanded at the whim of the State.

The most basic Right, that of private property, begins with the self. You “own” your body and soul.  A refusal to recognize this simple truth translates into the abolition of all private property, by extension. In an era of mandates, our foundational mission must be one of power – the Right to choose and the right to object to mandates.

Values vs. Morals; Privileges vs. Rights

Privileges and Rights can be understood in the same way as values and morals. A value is a subjective desire.  A moral is an objective truth.

The subtle difference? Values are found in a Democracy where the majority rules. Morals are found in a constitutional democratic Republic where the individual is protected.

Morals are the basis for The Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. These documents are metaphorical shields to protect individual rights from oppressive forces whose goal is to abolish them.

Politics is a value-based system in a game of “divide and conquer.” The debate of “pro” vs. “anti” are value judgments that serve to divide, distract and invalidate morals. The morality of right and wrong, truth and justice, gets lost in the shuffle. For instance, when “pro-choice” liberals claim to be “pro-vaccine mandate,” the freedom to choose is abolished. When debate is bogged down in the “science” of vaccines, it is a diversion from the real issue of human rights. The core issue is about freedom not science. Politicians purposely object to legislating morality in favour of advancing values. Are they not legislating to abolish morality?

According to Karl Marx, the great enemy of humanity is morality. In a society with Collectivist and Marxist tendencies that show up as “Liberalism,” the mindset is “for the good of all.” Discussions or morals are naturally suppressed.

“The society of the future is one in which the moral distinctions … have all dissolved. We are moving into a Communist world, into the world that Marx wanted without knowing it and without having the kind of revolution that Marx predicted and thought was necessary.” – Harry Jaffa, author A New Birth Of Freedom

In a honeybee Democracy, mandates do not seek to suspend Rights but to abolish them. What kind of “value” is advanced by the abolition of a Right? If the religious exemption is abolished by the vaccine mandate, is the abolition of religion next? Are those acceptable values – to abolish Rights?

“A colony of honeybees is far more than an aggregation of individuals, it is a composite being that functions as an integrated whole.” – David Dobbs, Science, 2011

Governments twist nature to suppress individual power through Scientism. Scientism is not science but religion. It claims to be the only source of real knowledge.  Reason and logic over creativity, memory, and imagination. Scientism creates “Vaccine Science” or “Climate Change Science” as the underlying philosophy that dictates societal norms. Question the science and be demonized. True science asks the questions. Science is debatable, never “settled.”

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.” – Edward Bernays

Social Engineering

How did humans become a swarm of bees? Edward Bernays, the father of Public Relations, wrote the book Propaganda in 1928. He believed that “if people are to live together as a smoothly functioning society, then controlling what people think must be engineered.” Bernays suggested that people are followers. He banked on how vulnerable the human mind could be, and used emotions to control the “stock” by keeping them distracted on trivial events.

Social engineers mold public opinion and influence popular attitudes to set society’s norms. These norms are subsidized by government and then carried out by the population who plays its role as victim. These are psychological operations, or PSYOPS. The example of one nation (e.g., America) then becomes the mold to homogenize the rest of the world and standardize the laws on a global scale. Social engineering convinces us to follow the trends: what sports to watch, what fashions to wear, how to style hair (i.e., the bob).

Organized chaos was Bernays’ idea on how order is engineered through the creation of chaos or ordo ab chao. This builds on the Hegelian Dialectic, or Problem>Reaction>Solution. In the U.S. how the people behind-the-scenes mold public opinion is “Public Relations.” The result is that the individual has literally lost his mind and his ability to think critically. Under the system, the plasticity of the mind becomes fixed. Cognitive Dissonance sets in. Even in light of new information, the mind remains rigid, stuck in a value system. Unless the individual regains the POWER to control his mind and body, and regain his RIGHTS…. the struggle will not end at vaccine mandates.

Property Of The State

Agnes George DeMille, choreographer and granddaughter of George DeMille, the author of “Progress and Poverty,” wrote about our current state in 1997:

“This clown civilization is ours. We chose this of our own free will, in our own free democracy, with all the means to legislate intelligently readily at hand. We chose this because it suited a few people to have us do so. They counted on our mental indolence and we freely and obediently conformed. We chose not to think.”

On the heels of the vaccine mandate (SB277) in California, the proposed law SB-18 The Bill of Rights for Children and Youth would remove gun rights, home schooling, parental rights, and health freedom all in one law. From where does this language come? From the UNCRC, an International treaty! Have Americans been led and misled so easily to their doom by a honeycomb Matrix where no individual in government is accountable?

The Declaration of Independence appeals to the Laws of Nature and nature’s God. It reminds us that Life, Liberty, and Property = your Body, Soul, and Self. Liberty prevents any government body from forcing vaccines or removing a child against an individual’s will and consent. The Declaration of Independence connects us to our divinity and reminds us that the right to self-defence is a basic human right. Nature shows us that in a true bee colony “each one [is] an alert individual making tours of inspection looking for things to do and acting on her own to serve the community.”

Marching For Rights

In America, the act of marching for State-granted Rights is an exercise in futility and self-defeating. Citizens are the property of the State. Citizen = property. Property has no rights. When the masses beg for rights as one mind, it is by design, to subvert individual rights. Imagine if specific laws were required to grant every individual and collective interest in society. That’s exactly what we have. Where does it end? If someone or some group is purposely or erroneously left out, are their Rights non- existent?

Rights are inborn. To hand over inherent rights to an all-powerful government captured by corporations (i.e., Fascism) is where we live today. Marxism socializes people through the school system to think in a way that justifies inequality. Children learn to accept there will always be someone in authority who they must obey – the Master-Slave dynamic. The way to assert rights is to remove the group banners and march together for One Law for All. Human Rights.

Technocracy Rising

This Brave New World we face is the Technocracy movement, born in the 1930s to replace Capitalism. Technocracy is a totalitarian dictatorship that uses Marxism as a stepping-stone and scientism as the science of social engineering. Technocracy is economic totalitarianism (TPP, NSA, IMF), set up through the political structure (the World Bank president is appointed by the U.S. President) to replace the economic system on a global level. Where do you think Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, got his inspiration in 1932? 

Patrick Wood, blacklisted author of Technocracy Rising, says the coming Technotronic Era is a controlled society managed by an elite group – think Trilateral Commission. Total control means total surveillance, from smart meters to smart phones, to smart TVs that listen to your every word. Congress is eventually neutered and rendered irrelevant since they don’t understand the technology they attempt to govern. Reflexive Law replaces “Rule of Law.” Under Reflexive Law, “there is no actual legal process at all, but rather a jawboning process that cons actors into compliance.” Under this globalist paradigm, the Constitution is out, and property rights are gone. We are back to the feudal ages, “for the good of the people,” of course. We are back to 1775 before America became a nation when Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty, or give me death.

Have we been deceived? Dumbed down? Duped? Have we allowed our freedoms to disappear through our desire to follow the crowd? If so, what do we do about it? If we fail to understand history, are we doomed to repeat it? Now that dots are being connected, how do we extract ourselves from falling further into the abyss?

Reclaiming Identity

Fortunately, no one group of politicians, scientists, priests, or Technocrats can determine the needs of an individual without suppressing morality, God, Nature, and humanity in the process. No one group of people can deny the nature of how humans and the Earth regulate and sustain themselves on a daily basis. The individual is the value in any group success.

Technology is a blessing. But technology, like the State, serves us. Not the other way around. Are we humans or insects?  Do we own our own thoughts and beliefs, or are our minds the property of the hive? Can we revert back to our humanity, through nature, to connect to our true selves, the ones who came into this world alone, and the ones who will leave this world alone?

As Americans, we must take back the language, take back our morality, and reclaim our true identities. We must reject Technocracy, and be ready to say NO when freedoms are restricted. We can withdraw consent when new laws clump us together as a swarm. We can choose to come together in communities where we have influence. Clean house from the ground up in our local governments. The time for action is now.

About the Author

Rosanne Lindsay is a writer, blogger, and Naturopathic healer. She is the author of two books, The Nature of Healing: Heal the Body, Heal the Planet, and her story of thyroid disease reversal: Free Your Voice, Heal Your Thyroid, Reverse Thyroid Disease Naturally.

Find her at Nature of Healing on Facebook.

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Pop Spirit – The Commodification Of Spirituality & Simulated Desires

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Pop Spirit – The Commodification Of Spirituality & Simulated Desires
Photo Credit: Waking Times

Kingsley L. DennisGuest Writer

spɪrɪt/

noun

the non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character.

the prevailing or typical quality, mood, or attitude of a person, group, or period of time.

“A moment of enlightenment is of no use to someone who needs a good week of it.”  ~Idries Shah

We may need more than a week of enlightenment, yet in our modern cultures all we get are bite-sized Youtube-compatible fleeting moments. The prevailing mood of our times is one where the ‘spirit’ is like the radio-friendly three-minute pop song. It is a digestible burst that we can chew on without it giving us indigestion. We have literally thousands of online videos showing us how to improve almost every aspect of our lives by breathing, body postures, mental exercises, visualizations, and the good old self-to-mirror pep talks. We are told that we ‘create our own reality,’ despite the obvious fact that in many countries we have accepted sociopaths in power – or perhaps we voted them into office? If that is our reality, then what does it say about ourselves – that most of us are latent sociopaths with a hidden agenda for inflicting suffering upon others? If this is creating our own reality, then most of us must also be secretly longing for therapy.

It seems that the sublime has become lost or distorted within the grotesque spectacle of the spirit. That is, aspects of our soul nature have become commoditized and watered down so that they are shards or filaments of their real glory. And modern cultures worship these shards as if the fleeting reflections that fall from them are profound insights. Totems once considered sacred are splashed across social media and shared as if spreading them brings us amplified gratification. Phrases of some truth are gobbled rapidly as we scroll down the various quote-images that fill our media feeds. We breakfast on these handy spirit pop-tarts; yet we hardly have time to consume their words of wisdom. We yearn only for the quick fix, the morning shot of ‘feel good’ wisdom packaged with a pleasing image, be it nirvana, Samadhi, or some surreal bliss. Colourful figures in lotus positions with flowers blossoming from their chakras adorn our virtual walls and our desktops; we have their presence programmed as our screen images. Transcendence comes through the third eye as it sits in the center of the forehead awaiting patiently its activation through social-media triggers. And if the colourful chakras in the lotus position don’t get you, then there are countless videos of cute cats to make you go all fluffy and tingly inside. Whilst serious videos online only receive moderate viewing figures, the ones of cat compilations or a cute cat trying to do yoga will get in excess of ten million hits.

Popular cultures the world over have become saccharine playgrounds where fads and aspartame-coated famous-wannabes parade and trot like peacocks. We are in danger of becoming submerged in the sickly successes of such pop cultures, where the spirit is exposed as a short-cut trip to enlightenment. Of course, there is also ample room for those parodies that make light fun of such pseudo-spirit pretensions. And there are many of these humorous parodies out there in the world too. Thankfully they can make us laugh at the things we take so seriously.

Searching Where The Light Is

You may think that staring into a mirror, growling to yourself and saying, ‘You are a lion, rarrh!’ is sort of weird, in a surreal, onanistic sort of way. But we’ve been told to do it, or something similar, in a myriad of books on how to develop the spiritual self. We’ve also been urged to call out to the universe and order what we want to arrive in our lives, naming it as ‘cosmic ordering’ (with Amazon-style delivery). It’s all part of the new quantum reality we live in, or so we are told by ‘experts’ in the quantum field (which is more often people who have taught themselves Life Coaching from an online course). And yet here there is the question of what I term the ‘Quantum Dilemma’ – the understanding that our reality is energy-based and responsive to observation (the observer effect) should have torn down our walls of reality-construction. And yet instead what we got were new-agey fluff ball books on the likes of ‘quantum-ordering’ and how to ask the cosmos for our own riches and fantasized lifestyles. We know there is something strange going on over there in the dark (dark energy, dark matter) but we don’t truly wish to look for it as it’s easier to stay in the mainstream light. There’s a story on this from the incomparable Mulla Nasrudin, and it goes like this:

“Someone saw Nasrudin searching for something on the ground. 

‘What have you lost, Mulla?’ he asked. 

‘My key,’ said the Mulla. So they both went down on their knees and looked for it. 

After a time the other man asked: ‘Where exactly did you drop it?’ 

‘In my own house.’ 

‘Then why are you looking here?’ 

‘There is more light here than inside my own house.’1

Inside of our own house is often where we choose not to look. It is too dark, and the discoveries, should they come, are bound to be too close to home – quite literally! Perhaps it would help us if we adorned the house a little. Maybe a talisman here, a crystal there, or any other number of paid-for objects and trinkets that have been imported from elsewhere and now peddled in western markets and online stores.

What is less well-known is the concept that spiritual practices that were once legitimate can lose their functionality if they are taken out of their original context of time and place. Then, even worse, is when such precise tools are used in a haphazard way, such as combining different elements into a new and modern groovy pop-spirit assemblage. When symbols of ‘higher learning’ become atrophied – meaning they are no longer adapted to the culture, the time, and the people – they often incite a ‘Pavlovian’ dog response on the part of the practitioners. Pop spirit emblems, symbols, and trinkets are easily transferred into fetish totems; such as the religion of Rastafari came to be symbolized by the trendy poster of Bob Marley smoking a fat reefa that was sticky-taped onto tens of thousands of student’s bedsit walls. The two things are just not the same: emotional totems do not constitute the real thing. Popular spirituality – today’s pop spirit – has become its own marketplace in the modern world. An old saying comes to mind here – The bird which knows not of sweet water has his beak in salt water all the year.

The pop spirit marketplace is hot – it offers exorbitant choice in the belief that more is good. This encourages some people to take, experiment, taste, and dabble with a rag-bag bunch of spiritual goodies in the hope that the resulting fusion will develop their ‘essential self.’ Whilst there are sincere and genuine developmental tools and practices in the world, the online social media-sphere becomes the window-displays for attractive quotations, phrases, and slogans that are hungrily consumed by a fast-paced crowd. It is easier to ‘like’ and ‘share’ a spiritual tool these days than to consider its use. Pop spirit, like breakfast pop tarts, are tastily consumable, although high in sugary fats. The modern media marketplace delivers an easy ‘on-demand’ lifestyle which is making us lazy and complacent in that we are used to receiving what we request; and either immediately or within 24-hours. Pop spirit fits nicely onto this conveyor belt of spiritual-supply goodies. There are plentiful videos of some young, attractive person telling us how to reach inside for that ‘something higher’ as they have a clean beach and rolling waves in the background. The commodity spirit tells us that having one hundred thousand subscribers is a good sign of the health of the soul. Spreading the Holy Spirit these days gets rated by rising subscribers and on how many people click the thumbs up.

The contemporary world of pop spirit is mainly a material one as it is based in terms of transaction. That is, those involved usually want to get something in exchange for something else. It’s a trade-off, and a commercial one at that. It is a form of seeking that has yet to learn the fundamentals. There is a story which tells of a spiritual seeker who after some time comes upon a spiritual master that she feels is genuine and whom she wishes to learn from. The seeker asks the master if he will accept her as a pupil.

“Why do you seek a spiritual path?’ asks the teacher. 

‘Because I wish to be a generous and virtuous person; I wish to be balanced, mindful, caring, and to be in service for humanity. This is my goal’ said the seeker. 

‘Well’, replied the teacher, ‘these are not goals on the spiritual path; these are the very basics of being human which we need before we even begin to learn’.

Pop spirit may make us feel better as we scroll down the feel-good quotes over breakfast – but will it last until lunch time? Our daily fix of uplifting quotes and video blessings may not be an antidote to the missing essentials. Contemporary societies with their surface acquisitions and quick-fix remedies may only be glossing over a very real emptiness.

The resurrection of novel, intriguing, and peripheral ideologies and trends in the online world has brought about a new celebration of ‘consumer curiosities’ that range from acquired happiness, sexual fetishes, to extra-terrestrials. With previous restraints of access now thawed out we are seeing a reappearance of these various spectacles that are being celebrated in whatever form online surfers desire. And desire, it seems, is highly sought after.

The Simulation Of Desire

There is no doubt that modern life, and its institutions, attempt to seduce us. We are breaking down as well as digitizing our boundaries of longing. Modern cultural landscapes and digital realms are de-territorializing the reach of the voyeur. There is now a shift in how desires are being redirected into new stimulated sensibilities and customized indulgences. We are being drawn into new modes of seduction – a form of ‘always available’ easy access. Seductions no longer tease us with waiting but can be instantaneously ‘streamed’ in the ever-present now. We are entering saturation point of the sexually explicit – online pornography raises its head as the new ‘desire of despair’ at the same time as children are being groomed, pedophiles are virtually gathering, and the beast within us licks its hideous lips.

Our modern cultures are more highly sexualized than ever as pornography has gone mainstream. Our advertising allures us with sexual imagery, references, and innuendoes. We are getting turned on from music videos that are filling up with scantily clad and booty-shaking extras that gyrate to the groove. Porn stars are making cameos in music videos and porn scenes are pantomimed and mimicked across the wide cultural scene. Fitness clubs offer pole-dancing and strip classes, and porn star memoirs are sold by top publishers and given table space in the big corporate bookshops. The once-peripheral world of pornography has now fused with the commercial mainstream. The moral bankruptcy of porn now shapes much of our western popular culture. Sex has always been big business. Sex sells better than bearded gurus and pop spirit combined. And many people see sex as a ticket to fame.

Sex tapes are famously ‘leaked’ online in a new twisted route to celebrity cultdom. These private performances are ‘accidentally’ made public in a bid for publicity and fame that represents a new and odd kind of fetishism, soaked in libidinal online viral flows. The simulation of desire is central to the digital realms, where arousal, demand, and creation co-exist. Almost any desires can be downloaded for instant gratification and viewer deflowering. Online pornography is a form of virus that absorbs endless amounts of libidinal energy that greases the cogs of digitized desire. These desires are soon to be projected into ‘false bodies’ as the robot sex toy becomes the next must-have gadget. Soon, Barbie will seem, well – quite timid. A recent report from futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson predicts that:

  • By 2030, most people will have some form of virtual sex as casually as they browse porn today.
  • By 2035 the majority of people will own sex toys that interact with virtual reality sex.
  • We will start to see some forms of robot sex appearing in high-income, very wealthy households as soon as 2025.
  • We will start to see robot sex overtaking human-human in 2050.2

Suddenly those closet-hidden doll inflatables will look like relics from the past. The experience of desire will soon be mediatized in a totally new way, with virtual reality and robot sex becoming a new and crowded playground. Yet this new experience is also likely to lead to an over-abundance of quick desire that may ultimately leave us unfulfilled – possibly leading to not sexual repression but rather a form of sexual depression. An over-plentiful supply of substitute sex may create a real wound of longing that a hyperreal world will be incapable, and unqualified, to cater for.

The spirit that dwells within us, that makes us a soulful species, is far away from the popular spirituality that invades our news feeds and social media. It is not a collection of colourful pixels or groovy 10-minute videos. I’m positive about the great future awaiting us, yet getting there entails moving beyond the immaturity of our commoditized desires.

About the Author

Kingsley L. Dennis is the author of Bardo Times: hyperreality, high-velocity, simulation, automation, mutation – a hoax?The Phoenix Generation: A New Era of Connection, Compassion, and Consciousnessand The Sacred Revival: Magic, Mind & Meaning in a Technological Age, available at Amazon.

Visit him on the web at http://www.kingsleydennis.com/.

End Notes

Shah, I. 1985. The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin. London: Octagon Press, p9.

 2 ‘By 2050, human-on-robot sex will be more common than human-on-human sex, says report,’ The Telegraph, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11898241/By-2050-human-on-robot-sex-will-be-more-common-than-human-on-human-sex-says-report.html, 29th September 2015 (accessed 20th June 2017)

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