Thursday, August 18, 2016

Personal horizon

These past few weeks or months I have been swamped in work... I have deliberately focused on my own little world; the work with the boys, the building up of our little homestead, the everyday struggles as of a father with teenagers, both human and non-human.... It helped me to blot out the mad world out there. All that misery, the hatred, the violence and the bloodshed. A coup attempt in Turkey, attacks in France and Germany, orchestrated or the actions of a single madman, the local media constantly blaring how bad those muslim immigrants are, raping and vandalising our women and cultures.... Not to mention Brexit and the turmoil that caused.
But then you do some research..... and quickly it all becomes a whole lot less black and white. Suggested evidence that the Nice attacks for instance were completely staged! Not a single human casualty. All those rape and violation reports in Sweden.... many committed by Swedes!! And that coup in Turkey seems to have US fingerprints all over it. A lot of the ISIS weaponry is of American make as well.... Even Trump claims that the US founded ISIS!! And it becomes clear to me again; we are being driven towards a massive conflict. Lied to. Manipulated. Brainwashed. Herded into bands of bloodthirsty beasts, yearning for the blood of "the others". The banks and their faulty, fraudulent schemes are failing, collapsing and they devise ever more wicked, criminal, desperate schemes to avoid the inevitable. The dwindling influence of the USA and its dollar can only be slowed down by increasing amounts of disorder and chaos. And of course the Russian are presented as villains too, besides Iran, the muslims, the North Koreans and anyone who does not march by the tunes of the US, UN, IMF. They backup Assad, because Assad refuses to bow to the US government and the IMF, same as Libya and Iran by the way. Many nations back away from the US and IMF as it is and now many seemingly are joining the non-IMF-based Chinese model, so the pressure rises. That calls for more warmongering from the other side of the Atlantic and its NATO stooges!
And now Putin is upping the odds once more by refusing private banks to create money out of nothing as they have done all over the world, causing the chaos we see now. And of course those bank mafiosi can not let that happen. I am sure we will see another finger pointed at Russia by the mainstream media, telling us how bad those damn Russians are.
What these media are not telling us, is that Putin is warning us common citizens for the consequences of the actions undertaken by the bank, the governments and the mainstream media. We are heading toward war. War on a global, unprecedented scale with one purpose and only one purpose; to gain profit for the homicidal and psychopathic elite that runs the entire show behind the screens.

And if that's not enough, there's still good ol' China, flexin' muscles in the South Chinese Sea and who else would be there to make a show? Well Uncle Sam of course! Where there's a fight, there's Uncle Sam. They don't want you, they want what you got....

According to the laws of physics any action seems to have an equal and opposite reaction.
I came across an article that appears to show that something else, something equally big is going on; a massive change among people. And I do believe something IS going on. People are waking up, speaking up, asking questions and seeks alternatives to the ways of today. This in itself is of course nothing new. What seems to be new, is the scale of things. The internet gives those involved the means to get connected in these times of disconnectedness. Many scream that the internet is the source of just that, but I tend to disagree. For me it has brought both knowledge and real life friendship.
Here's the article by Gustavo Tanaka. It is not the most recent and many things might be over enthusiastic, but if you look around you can see the sign for yourself.

On second thoughts.... I just copy the article here, just in case it vanishes....

There is something extraordinary happening in the world

Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.
A few months ago I freed myself from standard-procedure society, I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is going through change and that most of us are unaware of that.
Why is the world changing? In this post I’ll point out the 8 reasons that lead me to believe it.

1- No one can stand the employment model any longer

We are reaching our limits. People working with big corporations can’t stand their jobs. The lack of purpose knocks on your door as if it came from inside you like a yell of despair.
People want out. They want to drop everything. Take a look on how many people are willing to risk entrepreneurship, people leaving on sabbaticals, people with work-related depression, people in burnout.

2- The entrepreneurship model is also changing

Over the past few years, with the explosion of startups, thousands of entrepreneurs turned their garages in offices to bring their billion dollar ideas to life. The vortex of entrepreneurship was to find an investor and get funded. To be funded was like winning the World Cup, or the Super Bowl.
But what happens after you get funded?
You get back to being an employee. You may have brought in people not sharing your dream, not in agreement with your purpose and soon it’s all about the money. The financial end becomes the main driver of your business.
People are suffering with it. Excellent startups began to tumble because the money seeking model is endless.
A new way to endeavor is needed. Good people are doing it already.

3- The rise of collaboration

Many people have figured out that it doesn’t make any sense to go on by yourself. Many people have awakened from the “each man for himself” mad mentality.
Stop, take a step back and think. Isn’t it absurd that we, 7 billion of us living in the same planet, have grown further apart from each other? What sense does it make to turn your back on the thousands, maybe millions, of people living around you in the same city? Every time it crosses my mind, I feel blue.
Fortunately, things are changing. Sharing, collaborative economy concepts are being implemented, and it points towards a new direction. The direction of collaborating, of sharing, of helping, of togetherness.
This is beautiful to watch. It touches me.

4- We are finally figuring out what the internet is

The internet is an incredibly spectacular thing and only now, after so many years, we are understanding its power. With the internet the world is opened, the barriers fall, the separation ends, the togetherness starts, the collaboration explodes, the helping emerges.
Some nations saw true revolutions that used the internet as the primary catalyst, such as the Arab Spring. Here in Brazil we are just starting to make a better use out of this amazing tool.
Internet is taking down mass control. The big media groups controlling news by how it suits best what they want the message to be and what they want us to read are no longer the sole owners of information. You go after what you want. You bond to whomever you want. You explore whatever you may want to.
With the advent of the internet, the small is no longer speechless, there is a voice. The anonymous become acknowledged. The world comes together. And then the system may fall.

5- The fall of exaggerated consumerism

For too long, we’ve been manipulated to consume as much as we possibly can. To buy every new product launched, the newest car, the latest iPhone, the top brands, lots of clothes, shoes, lots and lots and lots of pretty much anything we could our hands on.
Going against the crowd, many people have understood that this of way off. Lowsumerism, slow life and slow food are a few excerpts of actions being taken as we speak, pointing out by contradiction how absurdly we have come to organize ourselves.
Fewer people are using cars, fewer people are overspending, and more people are swapping clothes, buying used goods, sharing assets, cars, apartments, offices.
We don’t need all of that they told us we needed. And this consciousness of new consumerism can take down any company living of the exaggerated end of it.

6- Healthy and organic eating

We were so crazy we even accepted eating anything! It only needed to taste good, and everything would be alright.
We were so disconnected that companies started to poison our food and we didn’t say anything!
But then some people started waking up, enabling and strengthening healthy and organic eating.
This is only to get stronger.
But what has this got to do with economy and work? Just about everything, I’d say.
Food production is one of the basic fundamentals of our society. If we change our mindset, our eating habit and our way of consuming, corporations will have to respond and adapt to a new market.
The small farmer is getting back to being relevant to the whole chain of production. Even people are growing plants and seeds inside their homes as well.
And that reshapes the whole economy.

7 — The awakening of spirituality

How many friends do you have who practice yoga? What about meditation? Now think back, 10 years ago, how many people did you know by then who practiced these activities?
Spirituality, for too long, was for esoteric folks, those weird-like and mystic people.
But fortunately, this is also changing. We’ve come to the edge of reason and rationality. We were able to realize that, with only our conscious mind, we can’t figure out everything that goes by here. There is something else going on and I’m sure you want to get hold of that as well.
You want to understand how these things work. How life operates, what happens after death, what is this energy thing people talk about so much, what is quantum physics, how thoughts can be materialized and create our sense of reality, what is coincidence and synchronicity, why meditation works, how it’s possible to cure using nothing but bare hands, how those alternative therapies not approved by regular medicine can actually work.
Companies are providing meditation to their employees. Even schools are teaching the young how to meditate. Think about it.

8 — Unschooling trends

Who created this teaching model? Who chose the classes you have to take? Who chose the lessons we learn in history classes? Why didn’t they teach us the truth about other ancient civilizations?
Why should kids follow a certain set of rules? Why should they watch everything in silence? Why should they wear a uniform? What about taking a test to prove that you actually learned?
We developed a model that perpetuates and replicates followers of the system. That breed people into ordinary human beings.
Fortunately, a lot of people are working to rethink that though concepts such as unschooling, hackschooling, homeschooling.
Maybe you’ve never thought of that and even may be in shock. But it’s happening.
Silently, people are being woken up and are realizing how crazy it is to live in this society.
Look at all these new actions and try to think everything is normal we were taught so far is normal. I don’t think it is.
There is something extraordinary happening.


  1. "A lot of the ISIS weaponry is of American make as well" Yes, because when they capture an area they capture the weaponry, too. Of course, there are people selling them American made weaponry. Don't think for a minute that our government is aiding them. There are plenty of ways for them to get American weapons without the governments help. (I hope I'm not reading anything into what you say. You didn't go into detail).

    "Even Trump claims that the US founded ISIS" That a--hole just says stuff to rile people and then the media takes it out of context to further rile people. He meant (and I heard the rest of the story as he actually said it) that BY THEIR ACTIONS they caused ISIS to be founded.

    We've stopped listening to the media as it is quite clear they need to sell air time and only have 60 seconds to tell a story. Not enough time for truth. Plenty of time to screw it up.

    Now on to reading the article....

    1. Au contraire, I am quite convinced that ISIS is being funded, trained and backed up by the US and/or the Saudis. There's just too much "evidence" pointing in that direction, if you care to look for it.
      And it would not be the first time the US used contras to get their way, meaning getting rid of the ruling government, unbalancing the status quo into their favor etc.
      And when a presidential candidate blares it out into the media..... then there's more to it, then just casting dirt onto the opponent.

    2. Well, certainly it's likely Middle Eastern interests are be involved. I wouldn't be surprised at that. The Contras were not involved in plots to kill Americans on their own soil so ISIS is a little different. The reason why people in the government helped Central American rebels (among others like Vietnamese) was because they were worried about Communism. Which we all saw how that worked out. I don't see a reason why our government would help ISIS. If you've got credible internet research I'm into seeing it. I do care to see it.

      But I don't know what gets over to you about Trump by way of information. Here on the ground in America he shows himself to be a demagogue of the worst kind. He's just a different variety of Clinton. Say anything. Do anything for power. I don't see him as really interested in the people at his core. But that's just me.

    3. Information is not positive on neither of the candidates.
      But I learned something today that might be a far bigger issue for you folks over there and subsequently for the rest of us too. It seems that the current government is planning on issuing martial law over there. That would mean the end of the US as we know it, with huge impacts on the rest of the world as well. Ron Paul was talking financial martial law (there's an interview with him on youtube), but also physical martial law. haven't had the time to dig into that deeper, but I must admit that I do not know what media to trust any longer. We'll know shortly, I fear.

    4. As for ISIS... Asad is the big issue here. Syria was not related to the IMF and the US/Saudis wanted to lay a pipeline through Syria, which Asad of course did not allow. So they want him out.
      Same as Gaddafi, who wanted to get rid of the petrodollar and introduce a gold based currency, the dinar I believe, instead. Libya was not related to the IMF either. Neither is Iran.... Start seeing a pattern here?

    5. Well gosh darn it all why didn't they want a pipeline laid? They could charge big bucks for the privilege. Maybe it's not as simple as that.

      By IMF do you mean International Monetary Fund?

      Martial law? (financial and physical) Whaaaaaa? Obama (current government) planning martial law? That seems really out on a limb. Where did you hear that?

    6. Look on youtube; "Ron Paul martial law" or "martial law 2016"
      Here's a link to a clip that kind of sucks, but look at the document in the beginning; troops, dates, number of personnel...

    7. 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. OK I'm doing research on this. Never heard of it but apparently. The NDAA is a central piece of legislation for Congress each year. Not only has the NDAA been passed 53 years in a row, it is one of the last remaining bills that enjoys true bipartisan consensus. The annual legislation has been able to rise above the political fray in part because Congress understands the critical need to set defense policies and guidelines for national security.

      I think where Ron Paul is getting his ideas about what is going on with the NDAA stems from the section concerning Guantanamo and how the bill directs policy with regard to detaining hostile entities who have committed acts of war against the citizens of the US. I have to look into it more so thanks for the heads up. It's a lot to wade through but worth the investigation.

  2. Great article. It really sums it up. When has there ever been the popularity of Mr Money Mustache, for example? A proponent of living financial wisdom of spending less, saving more, retiring early, enjoying life.

    I retired early from working for a non-profit that worked on making the classroom collaborative. Collaborative. When would that system of thought have ever been noted in history?

    Yoga is all over the place. Even in itsy bitsy no where's-ville Elk Creek.

    Our internet neighborhood group is promoting togetherness believe it or not of people who otherwise would have been strangers. We thwarted some petty thievery of basketball hoops just by putting the word out. And then people stepped forward to say "you can have my basketball hoop". When would that have ever happened?

    We belong to a local CSA. (consumer supported agriculture) called OOOOBY (Out of Our Own Backyards) that delivers great local produce at a reasonable cost. (Until we can get our back yard producing).

    People all over America are telecommuting. A lot of people still work in a cubicle but working from home is no longer frowned upon. When would that have ever happened?

    Yes, there's a lot of crap but there's a lot of rising up and making change in a positive way.

    Ron and family are just another example. As are Marty and I. And Corina. And Ben. The list goes on.