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The truth behind the Black Lives Matter & Antifa

It is impossible to commit a violent act and not harm yourself terribly. There is a price that must be paid for every protester-turned-rioter who smashes a window, loots a store, sets a car on fire or worse. That person will wake up the next morning and look in the mirror. Each of these people must live with what they have done and who they have become.

Imagine how you would feel if last night you looted a store, smashed a police car, or set a building on fire. I can’t even imagine living with this. If this is what you are going through, or if you are considering joining this movement, I want to speak to you directly.

You have been told that this destructive behavior is justified by the racism or violence of others. Those who have convinced you of this are not your friends. They knew beforehand the emotional and psychological impacts of what they have incited you to do. They have taken a sick pleasure in watching you destroying the property of your brothers and sisters, ruining the neighborhoods you grew up in, and inflicting great psychological and emotional harm on yourself.

Those who encourage such behavior or look the other way—the corporate media, the Democrats, the corporate funders of BLM, the sports commissioners condoning your movement—these people who pretend to be on your side have always been your enemies. Did you think that this magically changed?

They have incited you to toss out all the progress that has been made in the struggle for civil rights and equality, and you have foolishly accepted the bait. I know, it felt justified and sounded exciting to riot and loot; but in this ultimate act of ignorance, you are responsible for unleashing hell.

Every act of violence is harmful in every sense. Just like soldiers after a war, you will suffer from a sort of PTSD. You will turn to substances, will resort to violence as a response to every challenge, and will no longer be able to function in society as you fall deeply into poverty.

Those who are inciting or allowing violence through the Black Lives Matter movement are taking advantage of your human decency, your genuine aspiration for fairness, equality, and justice, and they are make fools of you as they stand by watching you destroy yourselves and your communities.

You have no true leaders because nobody is telling you the truth—that violence is no solution and offers no possibility of victory. That sickness in your stomach the morning after the riot, you and your entire community will have to live with that until you acknowledge life’s reality and make a fundamental correction.

There is a way out from this hell you have been bated into. The way out is true forgiveness—the full recognition of error and a letting it go. If you have committed any act of violence, there is a way to forgive yourself—though it is not going to be easy. You can find the love within and rediscover yourself as the good person you know you are. Eventually, you can forgive all those who have resorted to violence as a solution to anything (even the police, who are suffering in the same way as you).

Let go of violence and destruction. It offers only hell. The only way forward is through the thought system of love. This situation may feel hopeless right now—and it certainly is hopeless within the thought system of violence—but if you can openly recognize the fundamental error of violence, we will forgive you and we can all heal.

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Donald Trump is changing the course of history

I have not paid attention to American politics since Obama revealed himself as a disappointment early in his presidency. My opinion was that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are going to do anything to benefit the people in any positive way—that their rhetoric is different, but their agendas are essentially the same. Yesterday, I fundamentally changed my mind about this.

We have known for a long time that there exists a probably well-meaning, but misguided global elite who are attempting to manage things. Their current agenda is to fight climate change and to create a more sustainable future for the planet. Each year, they get together at the Bilderberg meetings and in Davos to address the problems with the world and plan our future. Then, they execute on those plans through their direct influence over the world’s governments and our largest corporations (including the media).

On the surface, this seems well and good. The problem is that their agenda largely disregards or overlooks our fundamental human needs. Whether or not they planned the coronavirus pandemic, what is clear is that they have been using the media to seize this opportunity to shut down economies and to force us into quarantines and humiliating face masks. They have caused so much panic that states of emergency have been declared and democracy has been suspended in essentially every democratic country. They have orchestrated a coupe.

Against our free will, they have forcefully instituted a “new normal” in which the rights we have always taken for granted are no longer guaranteed, where fear and panic has become our only guide, and where so many of the things we used to enjoy—concerts, sporting events, going to clubs and restaurants, shopping—have become either illegal or so restrictive that it is simply no fun.

Yes, this flu is real—like so many other bad flues have been through the years—but what they are doing, from a political standpoint, is so insane that nobody wants this new normal being rolled out by a ruling elite who seem to have lost their humanity. After so many years of sacrifice, they are no longer like us. They have lost touch with what it means to be free, honest, and alive. They seem to have lost their souls.

I do believe they mean well. They really do think they are going to save the planet. But this is not the way. They are being terribly dishonest. If this truly is all about creating a sustainable future, then why not use the media to be honest about it? Talk to us. Respect us, our intelligence, our wants, and needs. If you are you right, then win our hearts and minds with your vision. Instead, you are attempting to manipulate us with fear and disinformation to achieve your objectives. You are wrong. Reality is such that this cannot and will not work.

There is only one man in the world, at this very moment, that has the power to derail their plans. He is President Trump and he seems to be in top form. More importantly, he is inspiring Americans—and he is doing it the old-fashioned way. He is rallying us to believe in the idea of America again!  

The idea of America has always been freedom—freedom from the global ruling elite. The American idea of democracy was that the people had a voice—that the Catholic Church does not possess God and that we should practice our faith in freedom—that people have a right to bear arms to protect their freedom—that freedom of speech and the right to assemble are fundamental human rights. Call me old-fashioned, but this is what I grew up believing in and I still do believe.

These entirely American ideals are not perfect, but this is the best any country in the world has done so far. Growing up, I always saw the American flag as a symbol of hope. It represented the very idea of liberty and freedom put into practice. This all changed with 9-11 and the Bush presidency. Since then—with the endless wars, lies, and massive corruption—I have come to see the American flag as a symbol of oppression and terror. The Obama administration attempted to sugar-coat the problem, but the underlying reality was just an extension of the previous administration. So many years of escalating war and violence, diminishment of the middle class, more surveillance, out of control healthcare and education costs. America has been going in the wrong direction for a very long time.

And yet, right now, I believe President Trump is changing the course of history. Forget the endless lies in the media and all the projection and hatred coming at him from all the suffering, angry people in the world. When you listen to the man speak his truth without a teleprompter—when you consider the fact that he has started no new wars and he stands behind his words—it becomes clear that this man lives and breathes the very idea of America. He is the antithesis to what the global elite are trying to do. He is fighting for his life, on our behalf, against their coup. The man is a hero.

Yes, I detest empty nationalism and I despise the use of national pride to cover up underlying corruption and injustice. However, I don’t see anything wrong with a good, old-fashioned campaign to bring Americans together, in truth, to stand for all that which is good and decent in the world.

Yes, I am concerned about the economic and environmental sustainability of the path we have been on. We do need to change course. But totalitarian governments, lies, and fear mongering is not the way. We can respond to our challenges in truth and love.

I am also concerned with bigotry, hatred, and intolerance in the world—but I do not believe that this is what Trump is promoting. Trump is only trying to help us remember how to laugh at ourselves once again, to stop taking everything so damn seriously, to wake up and stand for something once again, to create a world in which we can be free and where our lives are worth living.

The American flag can, once again, become a symbol of good. The American people and government can once again remember who we are. We can live up to our ideals. The world can be led out of this darkness and depression.

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The psychological term “projection” explains a lot about what is going on in the world today

To project is to subconsciously hate something about yourself—something that you have not quite come to terms with—and then attempt to rid yourself of it by throwing it on another guilty party. This never works.

How can we purge something from ourselves—or throw it outside of ourselves—by making so much noise about it? By doing so, you merely extend the concept from you out into the world, encouraging others to see your hatred of that trait or concept as your identity.

To get angry or worked up about someone else’s traits or behaviors is only possible when we first recognize what it is. The only way to recognize something is to first be familiar with it on a personal level.

The person slut-shaming someone wants a better sex life so badly he or she is angry about it. The person who hates Trump is taking part in a toxic relationship with him as an identity.

The African American community—a community that has seen so much self-inflicted violence—externalizes this by becoming entirely obsessed with police brutality (though this should never happen either). The same can be said about the police—many of them have violent tendencies which they hate about themselves, so they project that violence upon a minority rather than looking within and confronting their own demons.

Many Christians, rather than simply teaching the lessons of Jesus Christ, would rather damn those to hell who do not take his name as their Lord and Savior. This, too, is the externalization of their own lack of faith—which bothers them to the point of outrage.

The homophobe hates his or her own homosexual feelings. Maybe it can also be said that the homosexual person who strongly hates homophobes also hates something about his or her homosexuality.

The angry mask proponent strongly fears illness and death and hates him or herself for it. The angry anti-masker fears his or her own tendency to follow rules, and attempts to externalize this by blaming an enemy.

A healthy person—one who knows the self and has honestly looked within—is not bothered by the error and false opinions of others. That which has no truth has no power over you. To give someone else’s words, actions, or traits any power is to admit that it is also in you—and you hate yourself for it. Better to just accept whatever it is you do feel and what you do want.  Come to terms with you, your life, and your community.

Could it be that what we are fighting externally is an issue we need to solve within? To understand and openly talk about this concept is perhaps to initiate healing by learning to deal with and accept our own truths about ourselves in an honest way. When this is done, the errors and opinions of others no longer are recognizable and, therefore, no longer trigger an emotional reaction. We can see it for what it is—projection—which is a terrible, unnecessary, ineffective form of violence practiced by those who would do anything but look in the mirror honestly.

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So we’ve come to a fork in the road

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Before 2020 and the so-called pandemic, it felt like the road was straight and steady. It was never exactly a smooth ride and the views were not great, but we were traveling it for such a long time that it all felt so familiar.  

Then came a fork in the road. Even as all the so-called leaders and their unquestioning followers are pointing us clearly toward the paved road on the left, deep down we are questioning whether it is the way.

Gazing down this road, every sign appears incomprehensible, senseless, and confusing. We are told to trust our old guides, to believe they know what they are doing as they continue to assure us that this is the path to safety. And yet, all we see when we look in this direction is insanity with no end.

Is this not a road to nowhere, paved with fear? In truth, they are offering us only violence, confusion, sacrifice, and sickness. This is not like the road we have been on, and not one we would wish to take if there were a choice.

Thankfully, there is a choice. To the right, there is another direction. This road is paved with love. Here, the signs teach us always to forgive ourselves and others, to be our good selves and have fun, to accept reality, to speak honestly and seek truth, to enjoy each moment, to celebrate beauty, to live in perfect health, to create abundance by serving one another in freedom and inspiration, and to teach love to all those along the way who do not know what love is.

The right path is not a fearful road or a difficult journey, so it should not be a difficult decision at all. But it is unfamiliar.

A real choice must be made. Now that we can no longer go straight ahead, we all must choose either the path of ego on the left or the path of unconditional love on the right.

Thankfully, there is some time to learn about these two different roads, and time to contemplate this decision. But there is not much time, and the wrong choice could be deadly.

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Robert F. Kennedy - transcript of the historic speech in Berlin on August 28th, 2020

"Back at home, in the United States, the newspapers are saying that I came here today to speak to about 5,000 Nazis. Tomorrow, they are going to report that, yes, I was here, that I spoke to maybe 3,000 to 5,000 Nazis.

But I look at this crowd and I see the opposite of Nazism. I see people who love democracy—people who want open government, people who want leaders who are not going to lie to them, people who want leaders who will not make up arbitrary rules and regulations to orchestrate the obedience of the population.

We want health officials who don’t have financial entanglements with the pharmaceutical industry—who are working for us. We want officials who care about our children’s health, and not about pharmaceutical profits or government control.

I look in this crowd, I see all the flags of Europe. I see people of every color, I see people from every nation, every religion—all caring about human dignity, about children’s health, about love of freedom—this is the opposite of Nazism.

The governments love pandemics. They love pandemics for the same reason they love war. It gives them the ability to impose controls on the population that the population would otherwise never accept—creating institutions and mechanisms for orchestrating and imposing obedience.  

I will tell you something: it is a mystery to me, how all these big, important people like Bill Gates and Tony Fauci were planning and thinking about this pandemic for decades—planning it so that we would all be safe when the pandemic finally came. And yet, now that it is here, they don’t seem to know what they are talking about.

They cannot tell you what the case fatality rate for COVID is, that’s basic. They cannot give us a PCR test that actually works. They don’t have—they have to change the definition of COVID on the death certificates, constantly, to make it look more and more dangerous. The one thing they are good at is pumping up fear.

75 years ago, Hermann Göring testified at the Nuremberg Trials. He was asked, “How did you make the German people go along with all this?” And he said, “It’s not anything to do with Nazism. It has to do with human nature. You can do this in a Nazi regime. You can do it in a Socialist regime. You can do it in a Communist regime. You can do it in a monarchy or a democracy. The only thing the government needs to make people into slaves is fear.”

50 years ago, my uncle John Kennedy came to this city because Berlin was the frontline against global totalitarianism. And today again, Berlin is the frontline against global totalitarianism. He proudly said to the people of Germany, “Ich bin ein Berliner.” All of us who are here today can proudly say once again, “Ich bin ein Berliner.” We are the frontline against totalitarianism.

And to say one more thing: they have done a very good job of not protecting public health, but they have done a very good job using the quarantine to bring 5G in and are in the process to shifting us all to a digital currency—which is the beginning of slavery. Because if they control your bank account, they control your behavior. And we all see these advertisements on television, saying 5G is a great thing coming to you, it’s gonna change your lives and make all your lives better. It sounds very convincing, I have to say. As I look at those ads and I think, that’s great, I can hardly wait until it gets here. Because I will be able to download a video game in 6 seconds instead of 16 seconds. Is that why they are spending $5 trillion on 5G?

No, it’s not for you and me. It’s for Bill Gates, it’s for Zuckerberg. Bill Gates says that his satellite fleet will be able to look at every square inch of the planet 24 hours a day. That’s only the beginning. He hopes to be able to follow you through all of your smart devices, facial recognition, GPS. You think that Alexa is working for you? She isn’t working for you. She’s working for Bill Gates, spying on you.

And the pandemic is a crisis of convenience—for the elites who are dictating these policies. It gives them the ability to obliterate the middle class, to destroy the institutions of democracy, to shift all of our wealth, from all of us, to a handful of billionaires to make themselves rich by impoverishing the rest of us. And the only thing that’s between them and our children is this crowd who has come to Berlin.

We are going to show them! We are going to demand our democracy back! Thank you very much for fighting!"

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Abscondo Podcast #89: How to end violence now

If you going to listen to or read just one thing I've written or said, make it this podcast episode. 

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When the Milwaukee Bucks decided to boycott the originally scheduled game 5 with the Magic...

When the Milwaukee Bucks (my favorite NBA team) decided to boycott the originally scheduled game 5 with the Magic, I was filled with conflicting thoughts and emotions. They took a stand: racism and police brutality will no longer be accepted. While this single act won’t solve the problem, I believe it can start a conversation that will.

The problem isn’t just one isolated incident of racism or police brutality. The problem is an entire system of violence—a culture of violence that is so rotten to the core that it is no longer acceptable. These elite athletes are willing to risk their season—perhaps their careers—because they, like so many of us, are completely fed up.

I, too, have had it with police violence in any and every form. I am also fed up with a military that arbitrarily kills people in foreign countries, with the government’s trampling on personal liberty, with the endless threats from the legal system and life-destroying prison sentences to back them up. I know how the entire system treats minorities, but nobody else’s life in this system is any picnic either and this has been going on for far too long.

Just as in the days of Fascism and Communism, government authority is terrorizing human beings and we are fed up.

But it doesn’t stop there. I’ve also had it with the violent attitudes of people—the sarcasm, open hatred, mocking, road rage, even shouting and threatening each other. Then there are the lost souls who would steal or murder, there’s the brutality against children and spouses, and the frustrated sexual aggression everywhere.  

Everywhere we look in this violent culture, we see threats and symbols to trigger fear and exalt violence. This is not just about the United States, there is a global pandemic of violence that is causing far too much fear and suffering. Beyond racism and police brutality, the violence is from top to bottom—including the angry individual behavior that causes the police to respond, including the violent attitudes and tones, and including the crime.

All of this is caused by only one thing: lack of love. Sin is where love is not, and nothing will ever get better until we decide to learn what love is.

No symbolic gesture like a sports boycott is going to make any difference. It, too, is only a failing strategy of the ego—more shaming and blaming, more pointing to an oppressor and a victim, more calls for punishment—this is all the stuff of ego, just more of the same.

The cure is the antidote to ego—the undoing of it—and it is unconditional love. If we are fed up, this is the only path forward. This is the complete and lasting undoing of violence and hatred. If George Hill, Eric Bledsoe, and rest of us want to solve the problem—then let’s talk about love, forgiveness, presence, awakening, the escape from ego.

Now is the time to go deeply within and then speak the real truth—as we all must if we want anything in this world to change.

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Insanity is the pandemic

The so-called flu pandemic is really just a normal flu. In 2017, for example, 2.6 million people in the world died from pneumonia. Something like a third of them were children. This happens every year and, tragic as every death is, this has always been considered normal.

In 2020, some small percentage of that number died from pneumonia caused by this particular strain of the flu. When all is said and done, this year's pneumonia deaths may be no worse than any other year. Yet we have gone mad, destroyed the economy, undone personal liberties, and become a global society of chaos and dysfunction.

It is just plain sad. So much insanity everywhere. Of course, it isn't just COVID. Our interaction in public, with businesses and other institutions, is false and dehumanizing. We are constantly treated as suspects. There is no respect or dignity in all of public life. For many, this rampant dysfunction has infected our personal lives.

If I could help it, I would never set foot in a store or any indoor public place ever again. The public indoors has become hell. I would opt out of all institutions, including the government. I would, instead, fill every moment, every dimension of my life with people who know what love is. There would be more of these people than I could count, and I would love them forever with my whole heart. Insanity could certainly not exist there.

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This isn't going away until we shift

Obviously, germs do exist. Trillions of bacteria and viruses are everywhere around us and inside us always. Whether we become ill, however, is entirely up to us.

Illnesses, such as the flu, are commonly understood to be caused by something external, something happening to us, and can only be addressed in the external dimension. Seek solutions there and none shall ever be found.

All power lies within the inner reality. This is where we have control. Solutions must first be accessed there, and only then can they be extended to the external reality. The world is not happening to us; rather, we are creating it.

Illness is only possible when scared thoughts in the mind poison the body with stress, which is born of fear, which is the emotion of the ego. Fear that you can become ill, and your fear will manifest into a reality that you made real.

Illness happens because a person who is stressed diverts energy from the normal functioning of the body. Now the heart beats too fast, the mind steals vital energy from you to fuel worried thought, you can’t sleep at night, you feel lousy and grumpy, you may even turn to medications or bad habits that weaken you more. If this becomes your ongoing state for a little while, you are severely weakening the immune system—giving those germs the power to overtake you. This is a downward spiral, and you get sick because your body is trying to rest and end the ongoing abuse caused by the egoic mind. This is what illness is.

The good news is that a person who has learned to eliminate fear (and therefore stress)—in other words, a person who has learned the higher truth about illness—does not become ill because, even when exposed to germs, the immune system is always strong enough to fight. The germs are there, but nothing bad happens.

They say, in places like the USA these days, that we are all in this together and that we are only as healthy as our weakest link. This is meant to communicate that people like me should shut up, agree that illness is reality, stay home, sink into depression, and wear masks. If I were to take this path of making it all real, then I would become ill just like everybody else. The strategy is, therefore, exactly wrong.

In reality, the weak links—the cause of this crisis—are those who believe that what they tell us in the media about COVID-19 is reality. Through self-manifesting beliefs, their thoughts are creating this hell and they have been leading the world to this cliff for a long time. In countries where the connection to inner-being is broken; where, instead, most people believe what they are told by so-called authorities, many more are sick and dying. It is our thoughts and beliefs, manifesting into specific behaviors and habits, that are literally creating reality around us.

You know that there has never been a time in your life when you were in a perfect state of joy, you were well-rested, stress-free and centered…AND you got sick. It is impossible. If you got sick, you were surely worn down. The highest priority in the world, and the end of this crisis, is for you to heal from this sickness of fear, stress, exhaustion. Stop tolerating an existence of endless sacrifice in which everyone is supposed to always feel lousy. Transcend the sickness, which is called ego—and then teach the truth to others who will do the same in turn.

The only way to transcend the ego, to end fear and panic, to dissolve stress, to vibrate at the level of perfect health, is to awaken to the spiritual reality. There are countless paths, which I discuss daily. If we are going to move forward, if our economies are ever going to function, if we are ever going to find a sense of happiness and enjoyment, we must each find one or more paths toward awakening and put wisdom into practice each day.

Those who doubt this message will remain lost in chaos and sickness. This isn’t going away until we shift. Those who have already learned the mandatory lesson have already been saved—are already living in an ongoing state of bliss.

Now you have heard the message, reality will continue to unfold to testify to its reality, and you now have the clear choice to end your suffering in an instant of your choosing. All else is utter confusion and suffering with no end. What an absolutely wonderful time to be alive. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  

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Abscondo Podcast #88: Do we believe yet?

There is still just that one solution to every problem, the only response to everything, the only possibility of salvation, the only way to change the world. Do we believe yet?

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