The Never-Ending Election

One of the contributors to this blog posted a couple of links to one of the most lucid and comprehensive writings about the 2016 election that I have come across. It is a must read, not only for a complete understanding of the election process and how it does and does not work, but also how we are deluded into thinking we are a part of the election process.

If we don’t take a good, hard look at this past year and bring it into our conscious understanding, we will continue down this path to total self-destruction. We have a choice to try and educate ourselves and change the system, or remain numb to the reality and repeat this mockery of an election.

It’s painfully aware that many rather not take a look through the magnifying glass because it’s either too painful or may require effort, which has unfortunately brought us to the current conundrum. We were so hungry for hope and change, that we gave our spiritual selves to that message in 2008. When we found that the system didn’t really change for the average citizen and the only ones who were better off were those in charge, we became angry at the system. Many believed that a governmental non-insider would be the answer they were looking for, overlooking the fact that the non-insider is a part of the upper class who now has the opportunity to protect his own interests and expand his own largesse as well as his elite cronies.

Here is an excerpt from the postings by Rachaell McIntosh…

“Eventually the country will welcome the Purple Revolution.  The purple will sooth the bruises of a the election and the hunger of financial catastrophe. Purple will act as a calming salve on the psyche of America.  The blending of the blue and the red, former political adversaries, working together to restore balance seems almost euphoric.  Who wouldn’t welcome this Purple Revolution? The best of all imagined ideologies bleeding together for the forces of good after all the trauma / drama.   I wish people would remove their rose colored glasses before then and study history.  It always repeats itself.  There is, and will be, so much work to do.  Remember all wars are bankers wars and that the political class has been aware of this for much longer than most of us.  It will be up to the strong minds that survive the Purple Revolution to make America really great again.”

“God Bless America.  We’ll need it.”

http://www.rachaellmcintosh.com/america-the-purple-part-one-the-election/

http://www.rachaellmcintosh.com/america_the_purple_part2_revolution/

We need to recognize that we are being manipulated through a divide-and-conquer agenda. We are not each other’s enemies. We all want the same things–a safe world for our children and grandchildren, a decent job to give shelter and food for our families, good healthcare for us and our loved ones. I’ve traveled to many countries in my younger years and found that it is the same everywhere. For many, it’s become the impossible dream to have a life of peace, non-violence and well-being. For those of us who have, it’s painful to see those who have not. Let’s come together instead of pointing fingers at each other and blame the real culprits before greed and corruption rob us of the last remnants of hope for a better world and habitable planet for future generations.

The following was a speech originally delivered in 1933 by General Smedley Butler, USMC. When “War is a Racket” was first published in 1935, Butler was the most decorated American soldier of his time. He had led several successful military operations in the Caribbean and in Central America, as well as in Europe during the First World War. Despite his success and his heroic status, however, Butler came away from these experiences with a deeply troubled view of both the purpose and the results of warfare. Butler’s central thesis is that regardless of the popular rhetoric that often accompanies warfare, it is waged almost exclusively for profit. Following is an excerpt which should give us pause…

WAR is a racket. It always has been.’

“It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.’

“A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.’

“Beautiful ideals were painted for our boys who were sent out to die. This was the ‘war to end all wars.’ This was the ‘war to make the world safe for democracy.’ No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits. No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with United States patents. They were just told it was to be a ‘glorious adventure.'”

https://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2012/04/war-is-racket.html#!/2012/04/war-is-racket.html

I strongly urge everyone to read this and share it, as the industrial complex is still beating the drums of war using the same tactics today. We need to stop allowing ourselves to be manipulated into ongoing wars and spilling the precious blood of our young men and women NOW!

Lorrie

 

 

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John Kerry and the UN are Right about Israeli Settlements

This post by Benjamin Studebaker is a worthy read and gives us much to think about. My personal feeling is that a two-state solution is the only humanitarian one. Governments run by men based on past biases unfortunately are responsible for the suffering of the younger generations who had no hand in the current circumstances. It is time for the hatred and brainwashing being passed down to our children to stop!! The world is war weary, children are growing up in a perpetual state of fear, and the citizens are at the mercy of warmongers who can’t let go of their egos.

Benjamin Studebaker

The UN Security Council has passed Resolution 2334 by a vote of 14 to zero, with the United States choosing to abstain rather than exercise its veto. The resolution condemns Israel’s construction of settlements within the occupied Palestinian territories. The language is uncharacteristically blunt:

the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace

The 14 member states who voted in favor of the resolution include the remaining permanent members (Britain, France, Russia, and China) and all of the current non-permanent members (Angola, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims the resolution is “skewed against Israel” and Donald Trump agreed, tweeting:

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What is “fake” news & who decides??

There’s been a lot of bantering back and forth about fake news and accusations put forth by our government about Russian hackers, etc. We are being told that we can’t believe alternative news media and they are making every effort to contain what we can or cannot read! Net neutrality is also being threatened. How best to control a population than by limiting their access to differing viewpoints and news sources. Admittedly, the media has been easily played this year–especially our mainstream news media! Is it any wonder that people are looking elsewhere?

One can’t help but feel that when one is being discouraged from something that there must be something they don’t want you to know. Is there something you don’t want us to know? WHO gets to decide what is real news or what is fake news? That’s the big question. Well, it looks like they have decided for us!!…

U.S. Government Pass Bill Outlawing Independent Media

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Friday that will effectively outlaw all forms of independent media from being accessed in the United States.

The “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” not only allows the U.S. government to ban outlets deemed to be “Russian propaganda,” but gives them the ability to legally spread disinformation online via social networks and mainstream media outlets.

http://bients.com/u-s-government-pass-bill-outlawing-independent-media/

Now, this is great if you can really trust our government which is controlled by oligarchs with an agenda! We certainly don’t want to be brainwashed by foreign governments, do we? Since I don’t wish to disseminate false news, and sometimes we may or may not unwittingly do so, I trust that my colleagues who read and share this space with me have some level of discernment to decide for themselves what is fake and what is real, rather than leaving it up to me to decide for them.

The following article regarding this issue is quite interesting, and I thought it was worthy of passing on to others for their own assessment. I urge you to read it and share it…

Labelling Dissenting Media As ‘Fake News’ Is The Same As Telling Us That Our Grievances Are Imaginary

The political establishment’s attempt to regain control of the narrative by tarring all dissenting media as ‘fake news’ is the largest gaslighting attempt in American history.

http://www.newslogue.com/debate/184

 

 

 

 

Lucky 17 sweet sextile Astrology by Tara Greene

Time for a new post! Here’s some interesting astrological information re. Standing Rock by Astrologer Tara Greene which sounds hopeful…praying for everyone to be safe and a peaceful resolution!

Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

JUPITER in LIBRA, sign of relationship, fashion, and socializing to the max, is now kissing the planet of serious commitments Saturn, softly with a sweet sextile at 17 degrees LIBRA/ SAGITTARIUS. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, optimism and feel-good energy. 

MARS in AQUARIUS which was just Trining JUPITER is also kissing Saturn softly with a sweet sextile also at the LUCKY 17 degree, will be in effect until Dec 3 and after..

Lucky 17 astrology Tara Greene

Sextiles are easy blends of energy. These aspects combine optimism and creativity, with the charm, grace, and co-operation of Libra with fast-moving, sexy, macho, impatient Mars in brilliant ideas and freedom loving Aquarius with Saturn’s practical, slow, testing energy of building physical substance to Jupiters tend to promise more than it can deliver. You’ve heard that one from Jupiter haven’t you?

This fire and air aspect is good for all other fire and air signs too. Aries, Gemini…

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