Friday, May 31, 2013

Charlie Veitch Been 'Assisting The Cop's For too Long


This is Charlie Veitch before he self-promoted himself as a 'truthseeker' with a megaphone. He is claiming to be a 'city worker' in an interview with the BBC after the innocent newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson was killed by police.
Listen to what Veitch said and then look at what actually happened. Did you research this, Mr Storr, it is only a few taps on the Internet? Oh, sorry, how silly of me.
This is the footage of what really happened to Ian Tomlinson, a newspaper seller on his way home, who died minutes after this was shot ... what were you saying again Mr Veitch?
From his flip floppy own lips....
an email exchange where Charlie asks for an endorsement from Icke
Posted by
Hi David,
I've been following your website and videos for a long time now, and still hold a great deal of respect for you - I wish for peace and for you to please understand that we are fighting the same forces here - regardless of how I didn't think the Americans did 9/11, I do believe Mossad was following the whole plot from the start.
As you can imagine, the continued witch-hunt against me has been very stressful and damaging, and it distracts me from my work which I see as very similar to yours. In fact, I implement your teachings out on the street.
What I ask, because I do say kind things about you in my videos - is that you please say something good about me - your voice carries a lot of currency and I have worked SO hard over the last year to awaken people. I hope you see that in my work.
you know what people are like; you taught me that we outsheep the sheep and I feel a kind word from you would do wonders for bringing us all together.
With regards
(just had a beautiful baby boy, he's called Leonidas)
Hello Charlie ... I don't know you, mate. I have only met you briefly once and then suddenly I see you go back on all that you claimed to stand for.
When I say, rightly as it turned out, that you would regret doing that in the way that you did, you say I have no class and indicate I was making some sort of threat when I was just stating the obvious. I don't mind about that, I have been called far worse and continue to be so, but put together it ain't a great character reference, mate, is it?
I have been sent several videos here and there attacking you over the months and I have not had them posted because there are more important matters at hand and it is way past the time to move on from all this, anyway.
Apart from that, what am I supposed to say? I don't know you.
You hurt a lot of decent people trying to do decent things by what you said and did and it is up to you to rebuild those bridges by your actions, Charlie, not through words from me when, because I don't know you, I couldn't say anything that I knew to be true.
Congratulations on your new-born. Nothing puts life into perspective more than that.
all the best,

Read more here

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Emancipate Yourself


Move Along Nothing To See Here.

CNN Article Bashes the Growing Number of People That Question Mass Media

Nov 5th, 2012 | Category: Latest News |151 comments

In the past year or so, we’ve seen several mass media outlets “reporting” on the popularity of conspiracy theories and of alternative news. However, in every case, the resulting article is not an objective report on a growing phenomenon but an all-out hit piece, bashing those who dare questioning the “official story” dictated by mass media with strong words and specific labels.
A recent article published on CNN entitled Still ‘paranoid’ after all these years does a great job at equating all those who use critical thinking before guzzling down the toxic drink that is mass media with all kinds of crazy. The word “paranoid” is used about ten times in the article as well as the words “panic”, “wingnut”, “lunatic”, “dupes”, “derangement”, “irrational”, “extremism”, “idiot”, “fearful” and “insecurity”.
Another way the article places the label of “crazy” on people who think outside of the TV box is by mixing ridiculous theories with those that are more credible in order to lump them together and to discredit everything that is not the “official story”. Yet another classic technique is to associate those who seek the truth with racism, terrorism and other scary -isms. A fourth way to discredit non-mainstream information is to equate those who write about alternative news and conspiracies as money-hungry crackpots. All of these techniques are in this CNN article.
One particular passage of the article is quite intriguing as it ridicules those who research extremely powerful organizations such as the Trilateral Commission.
“Yesterday’s paranoid types feared elite groups such as the Illuminati and the Masons. Today’s bogeymen include the members of the Rockefeller-founded Trilateral Commission and the politicians and financiers who attend the monied confab at Bohemian Grove and are suspected of mapping out the “new world order.”
Perhaps the author of the article forgot that the founder of CNN, Ted Turner, is a member of some of the most important “elite groups” in the world such as the Council of Foreign Relations and the Bilderbergs. He is known for having donated over a BILLION (that’s a thousand millions) dollars to the United Nations – the leading force working towards the creation of a New World Order. Furthermore, he is one of the most vocal advocates of massive depopulation, even going on record to saying that world population should be reduced to 2 Billion in the next hundred years (that’s a 70% reduction).
Here’s the CNN article.

Still ‘paranoid’ after all these years

We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” — Anais Nin
(CNN) — Ever have the feeling you’re being lied to by the news media, the authorities, the corporate world? That somebody — or something — is out to get you?
You’re not alone.
Welcome to 21st-century America.
Look around. Trust is hitting historic lows. Just a third of Americans have a favorable view of the federal government, a decline of 31% since 2002, according to the Pew Center for People and the Press. Gallup has Congress’ approval rating is in the low 20s, after nearing single digits last summer. And the news media aren’t much better off.
“Negative opinions about the performance of news organizations now equal or surpass all-time highs on nine of 12 core measures the Pew Research Center has been tracking since 1985,” a Pew report said.
Add in our wired, social media-addicted world, and rumors reign. You’ve heard them all, whether they involve the presidential candidates, global climate change or illegal immigration.
They’re our little open secrets. They give us the sense that we’re on to Them.
Opinion: What’s really at stake in election 2012
“It’s easier to be suspicious,” says Geoffrey Vaughan, a political science professor at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. “There is something attractive in thinking that you know something, that you haven’t bought into the mass public opinion.”
That attitude is nothing new. In a famous 1964 essay, “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” historian Richard Hofstadter traced what he called “the paranoid style” through American history. What he found was that a fearful strain of mistrust flows through the blood of the republic, whether it was 18th-century religious leaders worried about the Illuminati, politicians suspicious of immigrants or McCarthyites convinced of Communist infiltration.
Hollywood has dined out on these feelings for years: “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Parallax View,” “Wag the Dog,” the TV series “The X-Files,” even the James Coburn comedy “The President’s Analyst” — all are based on the idea that some kind of secret, malevolent operation is going on behind the curtain.
It’s as American as apple pie — filled with razor blades.
Sure, like the stories about those razor blade-tainted apples, there are sometimes bits of truth within. More often, however, the truth is overwhelmed by panic and hyperbole.
Which is a problem, because fear and mistrust have real-life implications, especially in an election year like this one, where it has seeped into the body politic like acid.
To 17% of Americans, President Obama is a Muslim — and 65% of that group are “uncomfortable” with that. It’s not enough for many opponents to disagree with the president on the issues; he has been characterized as a socialist and even the Antichrist.
Mitt Romney’s had his own problems. During the Republican primaries, he struggled to attract evangelical voters who considered his Mormonism a “cult.” (It wasn’t until mid-October that the Rev. Billy Graham’s organization decided to remove that designation from its website.)
This election year, in fact, has been one for the books. Facts, apparently, don’t matter anymore. Both campaigns have earned “pants-on-fire” ratings from the fact-checking site Politifact; both sides have blithely ignored them and moved forward. After the Romney campaign was called out for some falsehoods, pollster Neil Newhouse responded, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”
Worse are the actual laws on the books based on some kind of perceived threat. Oklahoma banned courts from considering Islam’s Sharia law. (Oklahoma’s law has been temporarily blocked.) The Texas state Republican Party even created a platform opposing “critical thinking” in state schools, though a spokesperson was quick to point out that the platform regards “critical thinking” as another name for “outcome-based education” (which the platform criticizes as having “the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority”).
Paranoia isn’t on the fringe anymore, like it was in Hofstadter’s day. It’s now closer to the beating heart of the mainstream.
“The fringe has begun to blur with the base,” says John Avlon, author of “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe Is Hijacking America.” As the title of Avlon’s book indicates, he’s concerned about this. “That’s the key dynamic, and that’s the key danger.”
The bogeymen of a new generation
Avlon, a former speechwriter for New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a contributor to the Daily Beast and CNN, observes that one reason Hofstadter’s essay remains valuable is that it shows that in “every generation, there are enthusiastic dupes who are getting sold the same old snake oil.”
In Hofstadter’s time, the ultra-right John Birch Society received attention for its claims of communist conspiracies and elitist cabals. In our time, says Avlon, conservative talk show hosts give voice to these claims. “These are dog-whistle echoes of very old arguments — arguments that have been thoroughly discredited by history.”
It’s not just right-wingers who engage in this talk, he adds. During the George W. Bush administration, some commentators on the left were afflicted with what Avlon, borrowing a term from columnist Charles Krauthammer, calls “Bush Derangement Syndrome.” Left-wing opponents of the president called for his impeachment and compared him to Hitler.
Regardless of who sponsors them, these arguments keep following us. Almost 50 years ago, Hofstadter chronicled a handful of overlapping paranoid fears — the belief in an elite conspiracy that wants to run the world, the concern that immigrants and members of other religions will displace “real” Americans, and the idea that a fifth column is working to bring down the United States from within.
Those fears continue to emerge today. It’s no wonder there are calls to “take our country back,” with the implication that “back” was a golden age before the world went to hell.
Yesterday’s paranoid types feared elite groups such as the Illuminati and the Masons. Today’s bogeymen include the members of the Rockefeller-founded Trilateral Commission and the politicians and financiers who attend the monied confab at Bohemian Grove and are suspected of mapping out the “new world order.”
Or consider immigration. In the 1850s, the nativist American Party (also known as the Know-Nothings) formed over fear of the new immigrants — Irish and German — coming to the United States, allegedly stealing jobs. Today, there’s Arizona SB 1070, nicknamed the “show me your papers” law. Though parts of the law were shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court, other states have used it as a model, and immigrant suspicion is routinely in play — especially along the southern border. This despite studies that have shown that immigrants don’t take jobs away from U.S. citizens.
Even suspicion of an internal coup remains. In the 1950s, we had the Red Scare; today there are people claiming the coming of Sharia law; rumors about Agenda 21, a United Nations development initiative that has inspired fears of world government; and the always reliable anti-Semitism, whether it concerns the “Zionist media,” blame for 9/11 or a belief that Israel is pulling the strings of the U.S. government.
For Hofstadter, the “Paranoid Style” was an extension of two decades of work that promoted reason over emotion and critiqued America’s fondness for an idealized, agrarian past, says his biographer, Elizabethtown College history professor David S. Brown. By the time he wrote the essay, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner was convinced that all those pesky extremists were a thing of the past. But he was well aware that consensus was fragile.
As Derek Arnold, a Villanova communications professor, observes: “You can almost see him as pretty prescient.”
‘Leaving rationality behind’
It’s certainly easy to fall under the spell of paranoia. Since the dawn of mankind, we have been clannish and tribal animals, wary of others, fused by emotional connections. In the modern world we create tribes beyond blood — like sports fans or, well, political parties.
The danger is that many people don’t develop the rationality to tamp down the emotion, says Dr. David Reiss, a San Diego-based psychiatrist who studies personality dynamics.
“It’s not so much that they’re paranoid in a clinical sense, but if they feel their needs are going to be met — or they’re connecting with someone powerful — they’re basically leaving rationality behind,” he says.
Then there’s another deeply human element: the attraction of the story.
“If it’s something that’s interesting and grabs your attention, regardless of your background, it’s appealing,” says Villanova’s Arnold. He mentions the theories about the Mayan calendar predicting catastrophe. “Look at the end-of-the-world stories we’ve been getting this year.”
Though much of the focus these days is on right-wing paranoia, both sides, as they get more extreme, look at their opposition as the enemy and hold on more tightly to their own beliefs, says Jonathan Haidt, a professor of moral psychology at NYU and the author of the recently published “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.”
“Extremism on either side leads to very predictable patterns of thinking and usage of fact,” he says. “Morality binds and blinds. As long as you’re on a team, you’ll have your own set of values and facts.”
Extremists on both sides often take leaps beyond the logical. They indulge in hyperbole: for the left, the right is engaged in a “war on women”; the right has talked about the left waging a “war on religion.” (After the massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert attributed the tragedy to “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs.”)
Why don’t believers follow logic? Again, the mind’s fascination with patterns and groupings is to blame, says Assumption’s Vaughn: We use shortcuts to make decisions, often dictated by our biases.
Add to that our tribal instincts, and shades of gray are reduced to a black-and-white world.
“It’s something you can understand,” he says. Those who don’t see things the same way, he continues, are the deluded ones.
Cashing in
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat and one of only two Muslims in Congress, has seen plenty of fear-mongering, whether it’s accusations that up to 81 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are communists or that Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton aide, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
He believes the accusations are tied to both demagoguery and paranoia — “there are people who have an appetite for conspiracy” — but undergirding it is something even more elemental in politics: money.
“It is lucrative,” he says. “As long as there is a financial payoff, and it also happens to feed their paranoia and thirst for conspiracy, it’s going to keep going — until the American people just totally reject it.”
Avlon, the “Wingnuts” author, agrees.
“People who listen to partisan media don’t appreciate that what they have taken to be a tribe of true believers is nothing more than a business plan,” he says.
Indeed, there is good money in playing to your audience. the more the audience buys into it, the harder it is to dislodge their beliefs.
Writer Charles P. Pierce laid out the rules in his indispensable book “Idiot America”: “1. Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings or otherwise moves units. 2. Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough. 3. Fact is that which enough people believe (and) Truth is determined by how fervently you believe it.”
No wonder the so-called mainstream media has trust issues. In the search for ratings and Internet traffic, it gives voice to the same fearful hyperbole found elsewhere in society — and often plays it for entertainment value. (Witness the rise of Donald Trump, political pundit and almost-candidate, whose regular proclamations headline the New York tabloids and are then repeated throughout cable news.) It’s the classic case of preying on our insecurities, points out Ari Kohen, a political science professor at the University of Nebraska.
“Like those teases for the 10 o’clock news: ‘What household product might be making you sick? Tune in at 10!’ It’s the same idea,” he says.
Throw in the echo chamber of right- and left-wing websites, and these claims are even harder to escape, particularly in what’s been described as “the post-truth era.”
“It’s almost as if everybody’s creating his or her own reality at this point,” says John Carroll, a Boston University communications professor and regular media commentator. “They can essentially construct an information environment that’s so self-reinforcing, and so exclusionary, that they don’t really have to consider any evidence that contradicts what they already believe.”
‘We’re in the danger zone’
American history has not been kind to the conspiracists. In general it has fought off their claims, laughed at their theories.
But there have been times when the suspicious have had a point. As the old saying goes, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.
After all, the Soviet Union did infiltrate some U.S. agencies, and Julius Rosenberg really did deliver classified information. The CIA was instrumental in a number of coups. The FBI’s COINTELPRO program spied on domestic groups. Watergate revealed a tangle of Nixonian malfeasance. A handful of climate scientists did try to clamp down on dissent. (Their opponents have also worked together.) Finance industry workers did cover up bad loans and, more recently, fix the LIBOR rate.
All are “clear evidence,” says Fordham University professor Bruce Andrews, who has taught courses on conspiracies and covert activity, “of actual organized groups doing things.”
The dark currents can give a person pause.
“One of the reasons conspiracy theories have proliferated over the last half century is that they have so often been proven correct,” says Assumption’s Vaughan.
It may never hurt to have a healthy dose of skepticism. But, a willingness to accept — or immerse oneself in — mistrust has been shown to weaken civic structure in other cultures. Russia and some countries in the Middle East have suffered from a lack of transparency, along with great divides between the haves and have-nots. Those cultures also have long histories of conspiracy-mongering and little trust in their governments.
The United States was intended to be different.
“America’s ability to question and, if necessary, change our government made such (conspiracy-minded) thoughts here against the grain,” says Villanova’s Arnold.
Despite our weakened faith in government and institutions, the country chugs along. But what of the future? “I wish I could be optimistic, but I really can’t,” says Reiss, the San Diego psychiatrist. “There’s so much power behind making things destructive. It’s really in the service and to the advantage of the politicians on both sides to keep people in a somewhat scared state.”
“(Consensus) is not dead, but we’re in the danger zone,” says Avlon. “There are real costs to hyperpartisanship. Most importantly it becomes ultimately a threat to self-governance — it’s stopping us from being able to solve the serious problems we face.”
“Righteous Mind” author Haidt, however, sees a reason for hope — though not immediately.
We’re stuck for probably the next five years, he says. After that, events could intercede. We could face economic collapse; we could have total victory by one party. But the most intriguing, he observes, is the passage of generations.
“We went from the Greatest Generation, which was the most civic-minded because they fought World War II together … to the baby boomers, who were the worst at working together because their foundational experience was splitting apart to fight the left-right battle,” says Haidt. “We’ll soon be moving on to the millennial generation, which is marked by a reluctance to make moral judgments.”
That has its own drawbacks, he adds, “but some tolerance and reluctance to judge might be just what we need in the 2020s.”
Until then, however, there will be no golden age of understanding, no rebirth of trust. No, for now, we’re stuck with the system we have, the noise it creates, and the voices in our heads.
- Source: CNN

Before lecturing people about “credibility”, maybe the folks at CNN should look at their own reporting” in the past years. Here’s a prime example of it.

original article here



Sunday, May 26th, 2013

First off, the upcoming excerpt I’m ranting about, believe it or not, is entitled: Obama Blames Internet for Domestic Terrorism – which you’ll see below.
You might as well outlaw the air for empowering their fictional terrorists, and likewise outlaw inanimate guns that kill people, and SUV entities that drive over pedestrians.

First Off…(Aside:)

I’d like to know why the hell he doesn’t think to mention fucking violent Hollywood movies and video games and all the crap the corporations are programming the populace with for this violence accusation bullshit. Ooops, doesn’t go with the sponsored control program.
Selective targeting, Mr. OB, like your death dealing drone program…that works so efficiently?
Lying hypocrite bastard.
Go to hell. You’re a fraud and a puppet. A piece of public trash that needs to be buried in the dungheap. You represent nothing but the occult military industrial complex who report to even more nefarious sources while pretending to your peeps you’re some kind of commie insider for the communalist good.
What a dupe. You make me sick.
Real humans dwarf your puny lack of substance, you suck up sycophant for a temporal place in the sun. You are Bill Clinton, George Bush, Peanutbutter Carter and a host of other shallow sell outs who took their obligatory place in the sun. GW Senior, he was the real possessed deal. Want that?
You couldn’t even be that, although you’ve been told you will. What a dupe! Too shallow to be possessed. So very sad.
Suck it, dipshit, whomever cloned you. Bozo the Clone, that name suit you? I think so. So do many millions more. Try to put that fire of massive public awareness out, with your array of armed protectors sponsored by the dark side agenda. Enjoy the ride to hell, sellout. The Caesars come to mind? Should. You’re just another fool in a long line of stooged puppets.
So cut the crap, we see through you.
We, however, are eternal. We’ve already won in this little tussle you see so insanely violently. Deal with it, you bastard(s).
(Just thought I’d get all that in before the net shuts down, ha!)

All That To Say – We’re There

As you can once again tell the insanity has crescendoed into full blown mega-Orwellian Newspeak. Seems the Obummer illusion took the next step necessary as they approach a total fascist clampdown on a targeted, fully fabricated enemy. Just watch how many fall for it.
Fear is quite the tool.
We’ll see much more to exacerbate this control mechanism. More false flags, more ginned up hate propaganda, all easy for these fascists – oops, might get censored - to create out of thin air.
Fuck ‘em. Speak truth. Don’t shut up for anyone!
It’s time.


[Might as well be O-blame-a. Asshole has everyone else to blame but him for anything while he golfs and snorts coke...]

Obama Blames Internet for Domestic Terrorism

In his speech yesterday, Obama said that information available online fuels ‘violent agendas’ through ‘hateful propaganda’ that drives terrorism. Warning that ‘internet materials’ are fueling domestic terror threats and actually causing people to go out and commit mass acts of terrorism, Obama is once again following in the footsteps of his fellow control freak associates in assaulting the openness of the internet that is now a hot spring for alternative news amid the frozen depths of the mainstream media.
In the speech, Obama said:
“Today, a person can consume hateful propaganda, commit themselves to a violent agenda and learn how to kill without leaving their home.”
The simple reality is that the internet is the largest threat to corrupt government officials. It’s how we managed to break open the entire IRS scandal that has blown up in Obama’s face and led to calls for criminal action against top officials responsible for targeting Constitution-based groups with phony financial assaults. It’s also how we know about the truth surrounding Benghazi and what went down there. An event that has also generated serious awareness and even calls for impeachment. MORE HERE>>

It Sucks

I have no pleasure in exposing this shit. It upsets me more every day. That such atrocities against freedom in a land that once had the balls, apparently, to stand up for it, is beyond distressing. Knowing my kids and grandkids will possibly grow up in such an environment causes serious heartache.
Wouldn’t you agree?
It sucks. That people lay down and take this? That it’s perpetrated in the name of a free society and a government that says it cares and has “hope” for you? It’s beyond surreal.
You know why? It’s here and it’s now and it’s happening to you and me. Before you know it this whole internet forum of exchange will be tied in chains and so fucked up politically correct you’ll wonder if you’re on the same planet or where the hell thinking went to.
That’s how it happens.
Just wanted to give a heads up…and a good rant. This is serious shit going down now.
Each Machiavellian move is greeted with congressional applause and media complicity.
We’re there. Get your act together, get grounded and prepared, this is it.
The spiritual preparation and recognition of reality is primary. But the rest must follow.
Much love, Zen

The Hypocrisy and The Arrogance

Why, if you’re looking for help against a pervert, the last thing you should do is approach the judiciary or a legislator

goldsacropA Judge retires to consider his verdict. Judge Alan Goldsack QC (left) of Sheffield Crown Court spoke out last week, as he retired after 43 years in the legal profession. I have added suitably satirical bits in red to his statements in order to demonstrate, with as little didacticism as possible under the circumstances, why he is part of the problem in Britain of dealing with systemic child abuse. Sadly, the bits in black are what he actually did say.
“A frightening thing is the number of people I see who are the grandchildren of the people I have prosecuted and defended 40 years ago – because crime runs in families in the same way that being a doctor, teacher or lawyer does – and despite all of them having been rogered up hill and down dale for three generations by some of my closest colleagues, they continue to offend. It is really quite mystifying. We have to get in on the ground and remove young babies from the families that are going to produce the next generation of criminals, and that is why I did family law right up until the end because I think it is very important work and without it, we’d have sex-starved teachers, care workers and politicians all over Britain, which I think would be tragic. I have read so many pre-sentence reports where I said to myself ‘why was this person not adopted at birth? All the signs were there’…but despite knowing as I do that the self-centred fluffies on Westminster’s Left were in denial about feral crime, I said nothing beyond floating the idea of post-natal strangulation. Family is all important if you want to prevent people becoming criminals – a stable family life prevents most people from becoming criminals but rather than deal with the families what we have decided to do as a society is bugger their children senseless. Sadly, this had proved ineffective….children are removed from dysfunctional homes too late – at an age when it is difficult to find adoptive parents so the youngsters end up in care. And of course when they come before me, utterly without shame, and complain that their bottoms hurt, I am forced to ignore their manipulative lies in favour of some some tosh cooked up by a bent shrink and a care-home perv.
“Children removed from home at 11 or 12 will invariably end up in a children’s home, and that’s a bit too old for the likes of most paedos, which is why we have to get in early. It’s not uncommon for a dysfunctional family to have £250,000 spent on them, but if we got in early and removed children from these homes we could save thousands of sexual sadists from being forced to kidnap happy children and murder them. It all seems very obvious to me. Supervision on release is all important and here in Yorkshire we have the very people to groom them for a life ending abruptly in suicide later, which is a much cheaper solution to the problem.”
Now to be fair to Judge Goldsack, in other parts of his valedictory address he did make a number of telling points about why society is falling apart, and how a combination of do-gooding twits and uncaring psychos in Parliament had been the vital catalysts for managing – in sixty years flat – to turn a generally stable, polite and law-abiding society into the wriggling mass of licentious behaviour and emotional incontinence we are forced to spend each day ploughing through in 2013 Britain. But there are two overriding features of his goodbye note that are utterly reprehensible:
1. His astonishing inability to think of the consequences of some of his proposals in terms of personal liberty. (Taking children away at birth, supervision at every lifestage and so forth).
2. After five decades working in Family Law, the complete omission of any reference whatsoever to the obvious existence of pernicious sexual corruption in the care system. Alan Goldsack freely admits that Britain’s care system is failing, but refuses to even acknowledge the existence of a hard core of the depraved preying on the deprived.
The first point above is so close to being ubiquitous in Britain today, I no longer have the strength to deal with the uncaring naivety that typifies much of it. The Woolwich event brought forth yet more controlling drivel from the Mayor: proposed moves to stop two clowns chopping someone’s head off by introducing ID cards and yet more CCTV is beyond stupid as a suggestion. A better observation might have involved asking the security services why they hadn’t collared the pair long ago. Another might have been to ask the Left why they took no notice, for years, when Islamic demonstrations in the UK carried placards suggesting “Behead infidels” as a form of progressive social action.
On the one hand we have a silk – a Judge – giving the police yet more carte blanche to turn into a Gestapo; on the other, we have muddled and unscrupulous ‘human rights’ lawyers fighting endless orders for the deportation of folks like the Woolwich double-act.
The second point recurs over and over at The Slog, and is a central, critical reason why the vast majority of paedophiles go about their sexual behaviour with something approaching impunity: the parents don’t want to hear what their kids tell them, the police aren’t interested in wading into a sewer of political privilege, the media’s readership are made uncomfortable by the coverage, and the Judges don’t believe the testimony.
The first person to put his literary finger precisely on the power of judges to defend the forces of authority was Charles Dickens. While on occasion such an attitude is essential if a culture’s positive values are to be retained, far too many of the Bench bewigged these days begin with the assumption that they’re dealing, in the case of abuse victims, with incorrigible liars. Sometimes they are, of course. But you can’t be a judge and a bigot: something has to give.
When those above the law make miserable the lives of those who have broken it, it is very hard indeed to engender public sympathy: that, I’m afraid, is human nature. But when those exploiting the law go around at will sodomising the sanity of kids already unlucky by dint of birth, they are committing one of the worst crimes known to our species.
The long-term answer is to put some principles and reality back into social politics…rather than privatising the process of getting feral families to reform (on the Right) or saying such and such “is not a syndrome I recognise on the ground” (on the Left). The short term key to at least starting the process of cleaning up the care system is to stop denying that the problem exists.
Oh look, nothing’s changed in Rochdale after all. That it does exist continues to be obvious on a daily basis. And whereas for some reason it seems to have a Tory bias in national politics, at the local level Labour enjoys a clear majority. Fifty-five year old Garry Layfield hails from Rochdale, and has been active in Kirkholt Labour Party for much of that period. Last Friday 24th May, he was jailed for several sexual offences committed over a number of years involving minors, including two counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault.
Layfield, who had been followed by ugly rumours for a considerable time, was found guilty at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court. He got seven years, and was ordered to sign the Sex Offender’s Register indefinitely. His main victim was eight-years-old when the abuse started….in 1975. It continued for five years. It happened in Rochdale. It went undetected, then ignored, then – when confided by the victim to an appalled relative – resulted in a conviction.
Since taking over as Labour MP in 2010, Rochdale’s Simon Danczuck has been extremely voluble on the subject of systemic paedophilia in the previously incumbent Liberal Democrat Party. The local Member used to be Cyril Smith. Only a few days ago, I posted about Rochdale Council’s former CEO being uninterested in child sex-abuse, along with a tub-thumping insistence from Danczuck that Ellis should be forced “to pay back his enormous pension fund”.
But when it came to things being put right on his own watch, our Simon told the Manchester Evening News that he was confident “Lessons have been learned. There’s no complacency on the part of police about these horrific crimes, and I’m confident every effort is being made to get these predators off our streets”.
Sadly, that doesn’t seem to have included the Labour man himself, allegedly: a comment threader at the Rochdaleonline piece notes, ‘I want to know what Mr Danczuk has to say about this beast? After all, I personally told Mr Danczuk in 2011 about this vile person and what he had done, yet he still remained an active part of the Kirkholt Labour Party, knocking on doors all over the estate. As said by Mr Danczuk, sex offenders are walking the streets, and obviously they are helped around by our councillors.’
Once again, tribalism triumphs over any real sense of justice among our MPs. Be it Tom Watson or David Cameron, Theresa May or David Steel, over the decades the mantra has remained the same: “My Party right or wrong”.
Pompous MP turns out to be full of sh*t. Nothing to see here, move along now please….

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Six Habits of Highly Empathic People


May 28, 2013 |By
Roman Krznaric, Greater Good
Waking Times
If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I expand my own empathic potential? Empathy is not just a way to extend the boundaries of your moral universe. According to new research, it’s a habit we can cultivate to improve the quality of our own lives.
But what is empathy? It’s the ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide our actions. That makes it different from kindness or pity. And don’t confuse it with the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As George Bernard Shaw pointed out, “Do not do unto others as you would have them do unto you—they might have different tastes.” Empathy is about discovering those tastes.
The big buzz about empathy stems from a revolutionary shift in the science of how we understand human nature. The old view that we are essentially self-interested creatures is being nudged firmly to one side by evidence that we are also homo empathicus, wired for empathy, social cooperation, and mutual aid.
Over the last decade, neuroscientists have identified a 10-section “empathy circuit” in our brains which, if damaged, can curtail our ability to understand what other people are feeling. Evolutionary biologists like Frans de Waal have shown that we are social animals who have naturally evolved to care for each other, just like our primate cousins. And psychologists have revealed that we are primed for empathy by strong attachment relationships in the first two years of life.
But empathy doesn’t stop developing in childhood. We can nurture its growth throughout our lives—and we can use it as a radical force for social transformation. Research in sociology, psychology, history—and my own studies of empathic personalities over the past 10 years—reveals how we can make empathy an attitude and a part of our daily lives, and thus improve the lives of everyone around us. Here are the Six Habits of Highly Empathic People!

Habit 1: Cultivate curiosity about strangers

Highly empathic people (HEPs) have an insatiable curiosity about strangers. They will talk to the person sitting next to them on the bus, having retained that natural inquisitiveness we all had as children, but which society is so good at beating out of us. They find other people more interesting than themselves but are not out to interrogate them, respecting the advice of the oral historian Studs Terkel: “Don’t be an examiner, be the interested inquirer.”
Curiosity expands our empathy when we talk to people outside our usual social circle, encountering lives and worldviews very different from our own. Curiosity is good for us too: Happiness guru Martin Seligman identifies it as a key character strength that can enhance life satisfaction. And it is a useful cure for the chronic loneliness afflicting around one in three Americans.
Cultivating curiosity requires more than having a brief chat about the weather. Crucially, it tries to understand the world inside the head of the other person. We are confronted by strangers every day, like the heavily tattooed woman who delivers your mail or the new employee who always eats his lunch alone. Set yourself the challenge of having a conversation with one stranger every week. All it requires is courage.

Habit 2: Challenge prejudices and discover commonalities

We all have assumptions about others and use collective labels—e.g., “Muslim fundamentalist,” “welfare mom”—that prevent us from appeciating their individuality. HEPs challenge their own preconceptions and prejudices by searching for what they share with people rather than what divides them. An episode from the history of US race relations illustrates how this can happen.
Claiborne Paul Ellis was born into a poor white family in Durham, North Carolina, in 1927. Finding it hard to make ends meet working in a garage and believing African Americans were the cause of all his troubles, he followed his father’s footsteps and joined the Ku Klux Klan, eventually rising to the top position of Exalted Cyclops of his local KKK branch.
In 1971 he was invited—as a prominent local citizen—to a 10-day community meeting to tackle racial tensions in schools, and was chosen to head a steering committee with Ann Atwater, a black activist he despised. But working with her exploded his prejudices about African Americans. He saw that she shared the same problems of poverty as his own. “I was beginning to look at a black person, shake hands with him, and see him as a human being,” he recalled of his experience on the committee. “It was almost like bein’ born again.” On the final night of the meeting, he stood in front of a thousand people and tore up his Klan membership card.
Ellis later became a labor organiser for a union whose membership was 70 percent African American. He and Ann remained friends for the rest of their lives. There may be no better example of the power of empathy to overcome hatred and change our minds.

Habit 3: Try another person’s life

So you think ice climbing and hang-gliding are extreme sports? Then you need to try experiential empathy, the most challenging—and potentially rewarding—of them all. HEPs expand their empathy by gaining direct experience of other people’s lives, putting into practice the Native American proverb, “Walk a mile in another man’s moccasins before you criticize him.”
George Orwell is an inspiring model. After several years as a colonial police officer in British Burma in the 1920s, Orwell returned to Britain determined to discover what life was like for those living on the social margins. “I wanted to submerge myself, to get right down among the oppressed,” he wrote. So he dressed up as a tramp with shabby shoes and coat, and lived on the streets of East London with beggars and vagabonds. The result, recorded in his book Down and Out in Paris and London, was a radical change in his beliefs, priorities, and relationships. He not only realized that homeless people are not “drunken scoundrels”—Orwell developed new friendships, shifted his views on inequality, and gathered some superb literary material. It was the greatest travel experience of his life. He realised that empathy doesn’t just make you good—it’s good for you, too.
We can each conduct our own experiments. If you are religiously observant, try a “God Swap,” attending the services of faiths different from your own, including a meeting of Humanists. Or if you’re an atheist, try attending different churches! Spend your next vacation living and volunteering in a village in a developing country. Take the path favored by philosopher John Dewey, who said, “All genuine education comes about through experience.”

Habit 4: Listen hard—and open up

There are two traits required for being an empathic conversationalist.
One is to master the art of radical listening. “What is essential,” says Marshall Rosenberg, psychologist and founder of Non-Violent Communication (NVC), “is our ability to be present to what’s really going on within—to the unique feelings and needs a person is experiencing in that very moment.” HEPs listen hard to others and do all they can to grasp their emotional state and needs, whether it is a friend who has just been diagnosed with cancer or a spouse who is upset at them for working late yet again.
But listening is never enough. The second trait is to make ourselves vulnerable. Removing our masks and revealing our feelings to someone is vital for creating a strong empathic bond. Empathy is a two-way street that, at its best, is built upon mutual understanding—an exchange of our most important beliefs and experiences.
Organizations such as the Israeli-Palestinian Parents Circle put it all into practice by bringing together bereaved families from both sides of the conflict to meet, listen, and talk. Sharing stories about how their loved ones died enables families to realize that they share the same pain and the same blood, despite being on opposite sides of a political fence, and has helped to create one of the world’s most powerful grassroots peace-building movements.

Habit 5: Inspire mass action and social change

We typically assume empathy happens at the level of individuals, but HEPs understand that empathy can also be a mass phenomenon that brings about fundamental social change.
Just think of the movements against slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries on both sides of the Atlantic. As journalist Adam Hochschild reminds us, “The abolitionists placed their hope not in sacred texts but human empathy,” doing all they could to get people to understand the very real suffering on the plantations and slave ships. Equally, the international trade union movement grew out of empathy between industrial workers united by their shared exploitation. The overwhelming public response to the Asian tsunami of 2004 emerged from a sense of empathic concern for the victims, whose plight was dramatically beamed into our homes on shaky video footage.
Empathy will most likely flower on a collective scale if its seeds are planted in our children. That’s why HEPs support efforts such as Canada’s pioneering Roots of Empathy, the world’s most effective empathy teaching program, which has benefited over half a million school kids. Its unique curriculum centers on an infant, whose development children observe over time in order to learn emotional intelligence—and its results include significant declines in playground bullying and higher levels of academic achievement.

Beyond education, the big challenge is figuring out how social networking technology can harness the power of empathy to create mass political action. Twitter may have gotten people onto the streets for Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring, but can it convince us to care deeply about the suffering of distant strangers, whether they are drought-stricken farmers in Africa or future generations who will bear the brunt of our carbon-junkie lifestyles? This will only happen if social networks learn to spread not just information, but empathic connection.

Habit 6: Develop an ambitious imagination

A final trait of HEPs is that they do far more than empathize with the usual suspects. We tend to believe empathy should be reserved for those living on the social margins or who are suffering. This is necessary, but it is hardly enough.
We also need to empathize with people whose beliefs we don’t share or who may be “enemies” in some way. If you are a campaigner on global warming, for instance, it may be worth trying to step into the shoes of oil company executives—understanding their thinking and motivations—if you want to devise effective strategies to shift them towards developing renewable energy. A little of this “instrumental empathy” (sometimes known as “impact anthropology”) can go a long way.
Empathizing with adversaries is also a route to social tolerance. That was Gandhi’s thinking during the conflicts between Muslims and Hindus leading up to Indian independence in 1947, when he declared, “I am a Muslim! And a Hindu, and a Christian and a Jew.”
Organizations, too, should be ambitious with their empathic thinking. Bill Drayton, the renowned “father of social entrepreneurship,” believes that in an era of rapid technological change, mastering empathy is the key business survival skill because it underpins successful teamwork and leadership. His influential Ashoka Foundation has launched the Start Empathy initiative, which is taking its ideas to business leaders, politicians and educators worldwide.
The 20th century was the Age of Introspection, when self-help and therapy culture encouraged us to believe that the best way to understand who we are and how to live was to look inside ourselves. But it left us gazing at our own navels. The 21st century should become the Age of Empathy, when we discover ourselves not simply through self-reflection, but by becoming interested in the lives of others. We need empathy to create a new kind of revolution. Not an old-fashioned revolution built on new laws, institutions, or policies, but a radical revolution in human relationships.

About the Author
Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living. He is a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London, which offers instruction and inspiration on the important questions of everyday life, and advises organisations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. He has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading lifestyle philosophers.

  1. Rachel says:
    Interesting article, but the entire POINT of empathy is dimished: Feeling.
    It is as though the author is analyzing empathy from a logical perspective, when in truth empathy is not logical. It is about feeling.
    An emathetic person is not in the “habit” of “cultivating curiosity with strangers.” They are so full of feeling those strangers that it creates an openness that give space for that stranger to fill with feeling. And so they often do. Empathy does not try to get into peoples heads. It lets those peoples feelings in, and there is really no “trying” to it. Either you are a caring person or you are not. Intellect and figuring things out takes trying–empathy happens on it’s own. There is no controlling it, there is only enduring it.
    The logically driven attempts to try to be more empathetic will fail.
    If one is to become more empathetic, they must learn to endure the feelings of others–and that includes animals, plants, all life

Friday, May 24, 2013

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So Where Are We?


Thursday, May 23, 2013

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by Zen Gardner
We’re in the thick of it. My biggest concern? So many have been warned and so few have heeded. You can’t even count how many seriously weird things are going down, practically all of them carefully designed, and an intoxicated world dutifully falls into line robotically.
That’s the weirdest thing of all.
The engineers we’re up against are in a very powerful position and are not afraid to use it. Besides the other idiocies transpiring in full frontal view, the MSM now joins the asteroid meme saying, “Get canned food, the asteroid is approaching..”, all while the government says preppers and hoarders are potential terrorists.
Push me, pull me. Typical. The world is such a shitty place to live right now if you listen to these morons’ interpretations and scripted propaganda. But what else can you get during this clampdown?
Everything’s fear and control propaganda.
Steer clear of it all is my advice. Financial scams, military scare tactics, phoney baloney media plays….. stand clear.
Global Spiritual Martial Law – Disconnect City
It’s fucked up to the core if you look at it honestly. Between EU declarations that you can’t grow your own seeds, to the UN gun control resolution while governments militarily wreck desired countries and arm extremists worldwide to overthrow their latest Malthusian inspired targets…we have a serious disconnect.
When Monsanto gets a free pass to not only deliver worldwide health crippling genetic changes in plant and animal life…but to even PATENT it….AND get governmental protection…we have a serious disconnect.
When police are allowed to incarcerate and kill at will any arbitrarily selected “suspect” or “dissident”, without due process….we have a serious disconnect.
When it comes to the beyond Orwellian global armed drone deployment for not just surveillance, but global almost random murder of untried “suspects” anywhere, including in the home countries of these insane “freedom defending” devices…..we have a serious disconnect.
And there’s so much more. Damn.
Politics? Bah Humbugger
Our NeoCon Zionist Masonic Illuminati infested governmental structure, here and elsewhere, is a sick joke on an induced psychotic, sedated humanity. And “it’s everywhere you wanna be”, you can count on it.
Don’t take anything for granted, it ain’t what you think it is. On top of it, we’re infiltrated to the core and lied to beyond comprehension. There are people around you that would sell you out for a Big Mac. That’s the world we’re “quantitatively easing” into, as they like to say.
Surreal. By your permission, mind you dear participant.
And the reason for the big terms, big concepts, “too big to fail” and the like? Mega bullshit to carry the unsuspecting MSG/GMO/Aspartame media addicts into the next spiritual torture chamber, something for further indoctrination, breeding, bleeding and seeding.
“Energy tapping” if you will. We’re not really useless eaters, kind of useful feeders.
Sorry, that’s the ugly truth about this dirty matrix we’re seeing this temporary full fruition of.
Take it or leave it. But I’m of a firm conviction that it’s either get this goddamn lie front and center in your focus and admit it’s real and do something about it, or it’s bye bye.
Time to decide.
That’s the Truth. Now Act…
And deal with it responsibly, lovingly, but truthfully.
Just don’t be another ignorant, unresponsive lump of dead ass unlit coal. There’s plenty of that around doing no good to anyone including themselves. They think themselves into unresponsive oblivion while thinking they understand.
If you’re reading this I suspect you’re looking for affirmations of what you already know to be true.
Light it up. Do it.
Act on it. That’s the key. Never fear. Fear is their vibe, their control mechanism, to induce unquestioning paralyzing thought and inaction.
Be who you truly are. It’s that simple. The rest will follow. Simply be you.
Love, Zen

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An Introduction to Spiritual Change


May 23, 2013 |By | ReplyMore
Flickr - Awakening - jeronimoooooooo (Away - On a Trip)Belsebuub, Guest
Waking Times
If you want spiritual change, you need to see and understand yourself.
While the conscious spiritual ‘you’ may wish to awaken, there are also subconscious parts of the psyche that are contrary to spirituality and work against your awakening.
Their roots are unknown to most, yet they exert an unseen grip and control over everyone who has not freed themselves from them. These subconscious states are opposed to spiritual transformation. If you want to awaken, you will have to see, understand and remove them.
If you don’t see them, they will have control over you beyond your comprehension.
If you don’t understand them, they will likewise ensnare you regardless of what you think about them.
Although you may be aware and relatively quiet in the present moment for a short time, the various psychological states, such as fear, pride, greed, lust, anger, depression, worries, stress, tension, and so on, which are referred to as egos, will arise to rob you of your awareness and quietude.
Some of these are disabling and unpleasant. If you want to make inner spiritual progress and change, you need to be able to observe and get rid of them, which is a slow and gradual process, but as you do, you are fundamentally changing within.
Everyone has different kinds of circumstances within their life, with many psychological challenges.
To see how you respond to the events and challenges of life, observe within, look inside, and see what’s going on. Get to a point where you are just aware, clear, and have no psychological problems. Unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and emotions are obstacles to love and inner peace.
Although many promote the virtues of positive thinking, that in itself is of very little value if inside, one is fundamentally full of evil.

Destructive Inner States Cause Destruction in the World

Looking at a landscape I passed through recently, it’s devastated. It isn’t beautiful and full of life; it’s sparsely populated with dead trees and is a barren wilderness. What is it within human beings that causes such destruction to take place? We can have food and produce from the land and keep it healthy and beautiful, but in most people the sense of beauty is lacking; with this sense life can be perceived clearly and beautiful things appreciated.
Those who don’t have that sense don’t value beauty, they value something else, so that something else replaces the beautiful things and from this comes a world full of ugliness and destruction. If you change inside you change what you do in your life and the way you view it.
Unfortunately, those who wish to change fundamentally are small in number, but imagine if people were changing inside, and that sense of beauty, which is dormant, was awakened, at least partially. Then, there would be a much better world.
Unfortunately there are negative elements inside each individual which bring about destruction upon themselves and upon those around them, throughout the whole of their life.
Many live in terrible conditions. In some places it’s difficult to find anything natural. But so many people are not concerned, they don’t mind, because their values are not in those things nor in things which have beauty and life in them. Their values are in other things—just getting a bigger house, a new car, playing sports, whatever it is, their values are in those things, and therefore their energy and their input goes into that.
If you’re practicing the correct spiritual exercises and are changing, you begin to perceive life in a superior way, because the psychic faculties such as those which give a sense of beauty increase.
The world really needs people who develop their consciousness. But for the world to get this, people need to be able to understand how to achieve it in themselves, and then to tell others about it. If you don’t tell people about it, how will they know? If you have knowledge and keep it to yourself, don’t you then have a part in all the destruction and negativity which happens in the world and in your life?
For those who value truly good things, there’s a responsibility to pass on this information to others, so that they too can appreciate what is valuable and can bring about positive changes.
Those who stay preoccupied with their own worries and concerns will never be able to properly help others.
Each day brings a great opportunity for self-discovery, to be able to look inside and see the various emotions and thoughts that arise. It is a pity to miss these opportunities – when they’re gone, they are over.
People not only miss the opportunities for learning, but exist in foul inharmonious states that they are not even aware of—from this comes destruction.
If someone is in nature in inharmonious states, even the animals can pick up on it and run from them in a way they wouldn’t do if they were peaceful.

The Alternatives – Inner Silence, Peace and Enlightenment

These negative states are completely out of place if you want to be silent in nature. If you have a moment of silence, then you see that negative ego states can have no part in it. If you are aware and in a moment of silence, and the ego states are absent, even if it is just for a moment, there is clarity, and you are here, aware of life in the present moment. In this you can find a sense of peace, a silence, even if it’s momentarily, but it is also possible to have that silence during the activities of daily life.
For those who reach enlightenment, that peace becomes permanent and multiplies unimaginably.
If you want enlightenment you need to make sacrifices, to do whatever it takes, sacrificing lower states for higher ones, and sacrificing some time to help another. Then you get the due rewards. Something lower is always sacrificed for something higher to take place.
The rewards of higher things sometimes may not be as you may expect, and may be hidden from the view of everybody else. No one can really see the truly spiritual, nor is it really valued by society. What’s valued are material things, good jobs, fame, prestige, celebrity, comfort, entertainment, pleasure, and the like.
People usually don’t appreciate the respect, goodness, and love that is given to them because they live in an animal state. They regard those qualities as weakness and even look down on them, when in fact those qualities are amongst the highest ones and they belong to higher, spiritual realms.
As a society, real spiritual things are not valued, but individuals can find out the true value of spirituality by taking the journey to enlightenment.
In the beginning, you can start with the practice of the different spiritual exercises. If you have a moment of silence, you may see something of value there—it is a better way to be than to be full of negative states.
Pleasure brings pain, but inner silence brings nothing negative; it is in itself of great value and is a far better way to be than to be in ego states.
The silence you find in the beginning is just a tiny thing, but it becomes a spark of light that guides you toward the all-encompassing light.
Living a spiritual life and awakening is difficult, which tends to make people back away and look for something else. When you go to advance spiritually a step has to be taken in the dark where you can’t see what’s ahead. It’s inevitable that sacrifices have to be made, but many stop and leave the work to awaken when they need to make sacrifices and things get difficult. It’s inevitable that spirituality has its cost just as everything does.
One of the first spiritual exercises to learn is self-observation. It is a faculty that can be developed by applying it in daily life. This enables you to see what’s happening within yourself, which in turn allows you to change what you see. Inner change is necessary to be able to live a truly spiritual life. A person may be able to astral project, but if they don’t change and become more spiritual, then they won’t meet the criteria for getting more advanced knowledge and wisdom. Change is absolutely vital – without it, the attempt to live a spiritual life is destined to fail.

Q: I can feel emotions like anger when I’m talking.

Belsebuub: Learn to use the word and observe yourself when you speak. If you are forceful that is a form of anger, although you don’t perceive it in that way. Anger is being fed in a subtle way through aggressive ways of talking. It’s better to speak clearly and give your opinion without pushing.

How do you budge an ego?

You need to strip the ego to the bare and raw awareness. It is simple awareness versus egos.

How can dreams help us to understand ourselves?

When you look into dreams, you are mostly looking into your subconscious, although some dreams are teachings and real experiences of different realms of existence.
When you wake up in the morning, look back over the night’s dreams. Lie still, go back over them, and see what you can remember.
Most of what is happening in dreams is, for most people, usually the effect of the subconscious. They show what each person really is inwardly. Someone may say that they are not an angry person, but in their dreams they can be reacting with anger. Or to give another instance, they may be stealing, even though they don’t steal here. It’s because those emotions, those states are within the subconscious, and when there is no physical body to bring someone back to “physical reality,” they stay with just what’s in the subconscious.
If you’re observant during the day, you’ll catch those states and thoughts. And, as you observe them, you’ll begin to understand them more and more, and by dying to them, they will disappear from your behavior and eventually from your thoughts. By doing so, they will start to disappear from your dreams as well. So you are clearing these states during the day, and clearing them from dreams as well; eventually you can gradually clean yourself of the negativity of all the egos of different kinds.
When you are immersed in beauty and love, when you feel life permeating every cell of your body, when you feel that you are resting in peace and you feel this peace wherever you are and in whatever you are doing, you know that this is worth fighting for.
~ A talk by Belsebuub given in Australia, 2007
About the Author
Belsebuub is the author of a number of books on out-of-body experiences, dreams, self-knowledge, and esoteric wisdom including A Course in Astral Travel and Dreams which became a bestseller in its genre. His book Gazing into the Eternal was finalist in the Best Book Awards 2009 in spirituality, and he has appeared on over 60 radio and television programs internationally.
Belsebuub is the name of his spirit/soul/consciousness, everyone has their own unique spiritual name, it’s a matter of knowing it. Please visit his excellent website,
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