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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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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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Nothing is going to change until hearts are changed

Only love has the power to change hearts. Only changed hearts have the power to change minds. Only through this inner transformation can the good prevail.

It goes almost without saying that violence and aggression is entirely counterproductive. How foolish it would be, for example, if a population of people who are too often viewed as angry and violent would resort to anger and violence as a response to this very perception. Is police brutality not caused by this very perception? Would making this perception look real not undo all the historic gains in civil rights and ensure that racism and discrimination thrives?

Protests are also counterproductive because they don’t change hearts. They are aggressive, loud, standoffish, and they are set up as a confrontation of “us against them”. Now those who are attempting peaceful protest are vulnerable to the aggression of the oppressor, they get drawn into the violence, respond with more anger and violence, and come away badly defeated.

This approach hasn’t worked—obviously not, simply look at the state of the world. If it had ever worked, we would not be in this sorry state. Why doesn’t any of this work? Because all of this is only the response of ego. Ego fighting more ego. The cycle continues, the wars rage on, nobody is ever right, nobody ever wins, just escalating pain, anger, violence, and fear.

There is only one revolution and it is the consciousness revolution. It is the alignment with unconditional love, total forgiveness always, and the complete withdrawal of our attention from all the fear-based fiction of the world. None of it has any real power. What is real is consciousness, life itself, and in this recognition, we rise above all sin and error to align with our true, divine selves.

Love is the only solution to every problem. Those who have forgotten what perfect love is—those who act from any negative emotion—are experiencing hell on earth and they ultimately may not survive these apparent end times. The meek shall inherit the earth. 

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Abscondo Podcast #87: How to end racism, police brutality and oppression

Here's a controversial and unorthodox solution to solve the problem rather than continually escalating it with more attack and counterattack.

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Stop trying to control. Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself. (Tao Te Ching, 57)

However noble our intentions may be or how true our opinions may seem, the line is crossed the instant we try to impose our will upon another. Everyone already has limitless power, and it rests in our ability to think, to feel, to express ourselves fully and do as we please. If we happen to speak and live the truth, others will follow willingly and enthusiastically.

Oftentimes, however, we get frustrated when others fail to share our intentions or agree with our opinions. Rather than respecting those differences and honoring free will, we may then wish to impose our will and to control others. We may even adopt political ideologies which restrict personal liberty. So sure of our fixed plans and concepts, we may even justify or applaud heavy-handed politicians who brutally impose severe limits on freedom.

But harmony and balance is impossible so long as anyone is attempting to control anyone else. Now the world is blocked. Nothing is working quite right, and the reason is that so many fixed plans and concepts are being imposed upon people despite our God-given, inalienable right to exercise free will.

Everything that makes life worth living flows from truth, beauty and freedom. The argument against freedom is the opposite of wisdom. What we need, want and desire on the deepest level arises from the basic freedom to be who we are, unrestricted. Can we not allow one another the right to speak our truths and to live as we choose?

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Your function is not little; and it is only by finding your function and fulfilling it that you can escape from littleness. (A Course in Miracles)

We have become little by accepting mental conditioning designed to create abundance for the few by domesticating the many. The real result is a system that has created suffering for all—even those who are supposed to be the beneficiaries.

To enforce this colossal error, what is imposed upon us is a heartless economic, legal, educational, and healthcare system doing deals and making policies that rob us of joy and cause us great stress and suffering.

We agree to systems that ruin lives, deplete resources and destroy the environment only so that the would-be beneficiaries must silently deal with the overwhelming burden of their own wrongdoing. These so-called elites are human beings, with real needs like the rest of us, but they have gone even further off course than we can imagine. Now their highly dysfunctional systems are only a reflection of their countless errors and overall insanity.

Absent of love, unfree to speak the truth or live it, conforming to the thoughtless normal of a shallow, uninspired society—the elite are the truly poor. In addition, they are no longer qualified to lead us. Now we must find ways to heal them.

This littleness we have known and our allegiance to this system is shed the moment we recognize the beautiful truth about who we are. None of this ever respected our worth. We messed up.

Now people of all economic classes, all races and nationalities, and all faiths are freeing ourselves from bondage so that we may invent alternate systems—systems of love and healing. This is happening now, and the new life starts here.

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The story of the marriage between Capitalism and Socialism

Once upon a time, there was a marriage between Capitalism and Socialism. Capitalism was sometimes distant, he was often unresponsive to her needs, and insensitive. Socialism loved him anyway because she knew that his role was important in their marriage, just as her nurturing ways were important to him.

While the relationship was never perfect, there was mutual admiration and respect. Like any normal marriage, the couple would argue at times; but they also created a beautiful life together, raised good children, and their marriage was recognized by all as a great success.

Over the years, however, resentment slowly began to build. Capitalism had become less responsive, more self-absorbed. Socialism grew more and more angry with him and began to believe he was the enemy. One day, the woman became ill with the flu. She wanted Capitalism to stay home, to stop everything to attend to her every need. At first, he resisted. He felt the need to take care of the finances, to hold everything together, and he figured she would be fine.

Socialism felt betrayed. Sick in bed, her mind began racing. Her fears started to become overwhelming. She was sure she would die unless he stopped everything. She forbade him to leave the house, demanded that her illness was the only thing real about life, and threatened to end their marriage if he insisted on going outside to take care of his responsibilities. Shocked, he felt he had no choice but to agree.

Now always at home together, the relationship became toxic. Now there was no respect, no understanding, no give and take, and they spent all their time fighting just as they let go of everything and went broke.

Eventually the relationship became so miserable that the couple divorced. Now Capitalism was no longer Capitalism, just as a divorced man is no longer a husband. Socialism was no longer Socialism; for she depended upon her union with him. A woman cannot be a wife without a husband.

Now that this marriage is over, we are divorced from these roles. Crisis is a time to heal by having a change of heart. The alternative is to stubbornly repeat the mistakes of the past and continue to fail.

To heal is to humble ourselves as we surrender to love, to being, to consciousness, to God—to become enlightened and willing to embrace the higher reality of truth. Only here are we free from the structures that caused this misery. Now that our roles no longer exist, we can create a beautiful new life that is honest and filled with joy.

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This is an insane world, and do not underestimate the extent of its insanity. (A Course in Miracles)

(This is a repost from over a year ago, with only a few words updated)
 
"The logic of the world is totally insane and leads to nothing.” -A Course in Miracles
 
The hardest lesson we will ever learn is also the most simple and obvious: the lesson is that truth is true. Contrary to this, the world teaches that nothing is not nothing.
 
The world offers endless, violent lessons about how to value nothing so that it eventually becomes something.
 
Whenever we do chase the idols of the world, we ultimately end in failure. Now both the idols of capitalism and socialism are failing because they have both become detached from reality.
 
Our goal is never to make the unreal real; rather, to align ourselves only with that which is real. That which is real does not depend upon popular opinion, nor perception, nor conventions and norms. Truth is independent of centralized institutions and their false claims on morality and authority.
 
Allow the world’s egoic, unconscious insanity to push you further into consciousness. Let the world reveal what ego is so that you can first know it and then transcend it.
 
We are creating a new future by looking into our hearts, putting our faith in truth, and then extending it outward in freedom. Let the noises of insanity escalate. Go inside, where it is always perfectly peaceful and joyous – then extend it to your brothers and sisters without holding back.

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Abscondo Podcast #85: Welcome to the post-ego era

This podcast includes an in-depth analysis to help you understand the so-called Covid-19 crisis, the reason it happened, the implications in your life, and the path forward.

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Abscondo Podcast #82: This is the rapture, the so-called "second-coming" of Jesus Christ, and this is how to survive the end-times.

We are witnessing the death of the ego. To understand the implications, everyone needs to understand the meaning behind the story of the rapture. Those who do not awaken will not survive.

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