Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Special Thanksgiving Day.

Each year here in the USA we have a special day unlike any other known anywhere else in the world. It is our unique holiday this giving thanks day. It is not only to give thanks for the abundance in our lives that God has blessed upon us, but also to commemorate the first Thanksgiving day celebrated by the Pilgrims, after overcoming hardships suffered by the first settlers from the old world to the new.

Thanks was given not only for survival but also for an abundant crop as well as new friendships formed with the Indians who helped the newcomers to settle in the new land.

I have something in common with those first settlers, as it was on Thanksgiving Day that my family arrived to this new land and was welcomed to settle in this our new country, the USA. Each year we give thanks for our new opportunity for a free life in this land, each year we remember how warmly we were welcomed, how much open help we received from people who knew nothing about us, but nonetheless gave us love and friendship.

Perhaps those who wish to protest against the abundance of this land should reflect about how much it has given to those who have no hope anywhere else. Perhaps it's time they open their eyes and see how this country and it's people opened doors to millions who needed help and in true tradition of Thanksgiving Day, gave all they could in order to give opportunity to newcomers like us. Not handouts, but helping hands with love.

Dedicated with special thanks and in loving memory to
Bob and Irma Weede

Give thanks for what you have, give thanks to those you know and don't forget to thank God.
Have a Happy and Abundant Thanksgiving Day
Thanks for reading,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Breathing Smoke

Perhaps one of the hardest topics for me to write about is my political experiences.  Granted most of them are indirect, yet, they are very personal for they were experienced by close relatives. Relatives and friends  who had nothing to lose by the telling anymore. Yes, they are a dying "breed", those who have lived the horrors and lived to tell. Yes also perhaps to those critics who think that was an age gone by. Legitimately you may ask why tell the tale now, and why not then?  I've often thought the same,  and now as I face demons once again, I may have found the answer.

For many years I've observed with occasional outburst although my immediate family would argue that too. I found arguing useless after a while because facts just don't matter to those who think they know better or who think that now is different and better. To the contrary I may argue, but it goes nowhere. As I've mentioned recently in a discussion, "To each of the many I know who have lived through it I know a thousand who think they know better". That is the problem I, and many like me, face now. How to bring into light the fact that you are breathing second hand smoke. Often smoke is not noticed except by smell, and if you don't have the nose for it you may not detect the odor; yet when a light is placed in the correct position, the smoke in the room is evident. But whether you detect it or not, it's equally deadly.

The deception is always in the partial truth. In this case, that there is corruption in government and that there are bad and deceptive companies who are dance partners with them. The real deception however is that, in case of government, one side is more to blame than the other; and the real deception  in case of companies and corporations it's that all CEO's board members or presidents are both rich and corrupt.  Both of them fuel the final deception that all citizens and workers are victims of  these aforementioned government entities and companies and that without them, nirvana would be reached.

The fact is these half truth deceptions are not new. The same went on during the Vietnam era, the free speech movement and the flower power seekers. The same went before WWII in Germany especially and the same continued immediately  post WWII in the Russian held Europe. The same deception was also successfully fueled during the Bolshevik Revolution and if you go back far enough right after Karl Marx wrote his Communist Manifesto, 1848 revolts broke out everywhere.

The only difference between all of the above is the name of the supposed oppressor from Monarchs (Imperialism) to Banks (Money Lenders, aka Jews) to now Companies and Corporations (Capitalists).  The smoke weaves in and out and mixes all these, so do not think this list is a straight line. There were capitalists during imperialism as well as corrupt bankers and although one might like to think that imperialism is done and over,  the fact is that imperialism is still very much present under the guise of "stardom". In short, we make our politicians into kings and queens along with our entertainers. It is also a fact that throughout the world, although we may call them by different names, monarchy still reigns over many people. But it's also true that I do not know of a single country that is openly owned by a corporation or a bank, but that too may be closer that we think, as many are owned to a point by the IMF and here at home by the Federal Reserve, not to mention the upper hand that George Soros may have over them all. But even knowing that, the deception is not done. The smoke is still in the room and, although a shed of light may have been cast, it has not been cleared by a single molecule.

Information placed at the just the right time and places helps the continuation and the growth of  the popular thoughts mentioned above which assures your thinking that you are on the right path with the right people as your champions. This way you have no problem joining the righteous march as you now have a "cause".  Causes are the most useful tools to those who want to deceive because it will blind your vision of the bigger picture and choke the truth in your thoughts.  It is when causes are set aflame that those who wish to do most harm can flourish by creating more smoke and while you are breathing it in, you become more and more certain that the "end" will create the solution to the "evil" you are against.

The fact that in the final analysis your nirvana promised you will not be born is ignored. The fact that the needed changes which you adopt only ensures your suppression and victimization is not believed or seen by you.  Even if you see the facts you have already breathed enough smoke to choke off your reasoning and you've got used to your blurred visions so you are convinced you are seeing and thinking clearly.  Besides which, you believe that this time it will be different.

It is thus that you descend deeper into deception where your action actually begin to cause the harm of others, be it directly physical via bodily harm or indirectly physical via property damage.  It is at this point where you can point fingers and make those who you feel  are your "enemy" suffer the consequences of what they have created, therefore socially justified. It is where you start looking the "other way" feeling accomplished that  you have done a good cause and convinced that the justice is only given those who deserve it and any fallout is only temporary.

Unfortunately the deception is simply done. It is done slowly over many days, months, years. Everyone has a different time frame and everyone at one time or another feels it, because we are all human.  It is simple because of  that very reason, we are all human. The deception is the conviction that you, or those you champion, are victims of those in power. Not realizing that those who perpetuate the feeling in you are the real evil ones gives more power to the deception. The crowds around you equally immersed are not freedom givers, they are freedom takers. The unfortunate truth is that they are equally blind with you.

What gets you to believe this is the seed within that thinks you are lacking something. Not recognizing that every thought or action has a choice and within each choice lies the real truth of self  based on responsibility.
Once you recognize the fact that you have choices far beyond your smoke poisoned thinking you can no longer be part of the deception.

Unfortunately it is also true that when you become a non-victim believer, it does not end, because the deception will always find more people to victimize and more people who will become willing victims to take up the "cause". Velle est posse.

Thanks for reading

velle est posse