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I occasionally look at a crazy (and unreadable) site called whatdoesitmean.com. These guys write in long, run-on sentences that are almost impossible to decipher. The site is a mess. On Jan 7 they published an article that was inspiring, although it is most likely a conspiracy theory. Well, it’s a positive conspiracy theory about peace in the Middle East, and Trump vs. the military-industrial-complex, which I talked about in my last post.

I’m simply going to quote verbatim from parts of the article and rewrite it in intelligible form. Here goes:

On December 6, 2019, AP reports that an elite Saudi Arabian military officer training at a US base in Florida to open fire and kill 3 American military officers. “An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism.”

On December 10, the New York Times reports that “The Pentagon has suspended operational training for all Saudi military students in the United States, indefinitely halting flight instruction, firing range training and all other operations outside the classroom in the wake of a shooting last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida by a member of the Saudi Royal Air Force.

On December 11, 2019, BBC News reported that “the UN has reportedly so far been unable to confirm Iran was involved in drone and cruise missile attacks on two key Saudi oil facilities in September. Saudi Arabia said Iran was behind the attacks, which temporarily knocked out half of the kingdom's crude production. But a leaked report by the UN's secretary general says investigators could not corroborate that the drones and missiles were of Iranian origin.” The UN report was issued on December 10th. Okay, so Iran was not behind this attack. The US has troops and missiles in Saudi Arabia to defend against such an attack. In September, this missile system mysteriously failed, even though it was an advanced U.S. system. How could such a sophisticated missile system fail precisely when it was needed? The result was a big (although temporary) blow to Saudi oil production.  

On December 27, 2019, Trump order[s] the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani 

At Soleimani’s funeral in Tehran, on January 6, 2020, “Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA reported chants of “Death to infidels,” “Death to seditionists” and “Death to al-Saud” — a reference to the Saudi ruling family.” This demonstration was choreographed by the regime. If people are shouting “Death to Saud,” it has the sanction of the regime in Iran.

On January 7, the Farsi News Agency reported “A number of family members of the Saudi princes have fled to the European states for the fear of Iran's retaliation for the US assassination of IRGC Qods Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, Arab media reports said.

If you follow the news you remember “news people” speculating about an escalation of tensions in the Middle East that could lead to World War III – something so absurd that it was almost funny. The news media EXISTS to spread fear and hatred, and is a tool of the warmongers and the MIC. No surprise, actually, but this speculation was all over the place.

US-Iran war fears devolved into a “farce spectacle,” according to this article, “of Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mojtaba Zonnouri threatening to strike 6,236 US targets, which is the number of verses in the Koran.  This was quickly followed by Trump ordering 52 fully armed stealth fighter jets to do an “Elephant Walk” at their Hill Air Force Base in Utah, which is the number of American hostages Iran held in 1979.  

OK, enough! This is comical, and can’t be taken seriously by anyone. Except maybe warmongers in the MIC and in the press, who seem to delight in scaring the shit out of people. If Iran has the capacity to hit over six thousand U.S. targets, they could take over the world. Obviously they don't. It's just theater.

The conspiracy theory here is that Trump wants to get the US out of endless wars, but he is being opposed by those who profit from war. So, he has to practice a diplomacy that shakes up the system and tries to expose the stupidity of spending trillions on killing people halfway around the world. (Of course, those who hate Trump will simply say that he’s a tool of the MIC and a warmonger himself, but I don’t believe this. Trump is no peacenik but he is a businessman who likes deals, and making money. And the warmongers (on both sides) are simply in the way.)

Sylvain LaForest  writing in Oriental Review, says this about Trump (I posted this article on my Facebook page):  

Early in his mandate, Trump naively tried the direct approach, by surrounding himself with establishment rebels like Michael Flynn and Steve Bannon, then by annoying each and everyone of his foreign allies, shredding their free-trade treaties, imposing taxes on imports and insulting them in their face in the G7 meetings of 2017 and 2018. The reaction was strong and everyone doubled-down on the Russiagate absurdity, as it looked like the only option to stop the man on his path of globalism destruction. Predictably, the direct approach went nowhere; Flynn and Bannon had to go, and Trump was entangled in a handful of inquiries that made him realize that he wouldn’t get anything accomplished with transparency. He had to find a way to annihilate the most dangerous people on the planet, but at the same time, stay in power and alive. He had to smarten up.

That’s when his genius exploded on the world. He completely changed his strategy and approach, and started taking absurd decisions and tweeting outrageous declarations. As threatening and dangerous as some of these first looked, Trump didn’t use them for their first degree meaning, but was aiming at the genuine second degree effects that his moves would have. And he didn’t care about what people thought of him as he did, for only results count in the end. He would even play buffoon over Twitter, look naive, lunatic or downright idiotic, perhaps in the hope to impregnate the belief that he didn’t know what he’s doing, and that he couldn’t be that dangerous. He’s willfully being politically incorrect to show the ugly face that the United States are hiding behind their mask.” 

https://orientalreview.org/2019/11/15/about-trump/

OK, this is a bit much I think. But it fits with the title of this post, that things are not always what they seem. Trump seems like a moron and a warmonger. But maybe he’s not! Maybe there’s a plan behind the madness. I hope there is and I’ll grasp onto any straw I can find! Why wouldn’t you take a positive attitude? The law of attraction tells us that what you expect you get more of. Having a defeatist attitude just puts that on the timeline of future events. Hate is hate, even if it’s hate of Trump. It’s harmful. So I don’t do it! I look for positive explanations.

Now, according to this article, “President Trump stripped away the mask from the ugly face of America’s endless wars by his secretly ordering released to The Washington Post what are now infamously known as The Afghanistan Papers.” The Post declares in a blaring headline: “Those Who Ran The Afghanistan War Lied…They Must Be Held To Account

Nine days later the warmongers and the MIC retaliated, voting to impeach Trump on December 19. Here is where it gets fantastical. According to this too-flattering article, Trump embarks on an historic quest to make peace with the entire Muslim world.

Now, we know that there is a Swiss backchannel between Iran and the US. This is how Trump communicates with the mullahs in Iran. This back channel was instrumental in calming tensions after the killing of Soleimani and the Iranian attacks on US bases in Iraq – no Americans were killed in these attacks because the Iranians told the US beforehand so we could get our troops out of  there. https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/id-see-them-call-me-how-trump-used-encrypted-swiss-fax-machine-defuse-iran-crisis

The theory is that Trump is making a deal with the Iranians – dealing is what he’s good at – and wants to let Iran deal with the terrorist state of Saudi Arabia, instead of us. Saudi Arabia isn’t popular in the Arab world, even among Sunni Muslims. A recent Gallup poll shows that just 4% of Americans have a “very favorable” view of Saudi Arabianumbers that are worse than Venezuela or Cuba. Of course this idea flies in the face of the Pertrodollar agreement back in the 1970s with the Saudis, but the world’s financial system, and the Petrodollar system, can’t keep going much longer. More and more countries in the world are abandoning the dollar to pay for oil. Maybe Trump sees his chance.

Is this a far-fetched theory? Probably. But it’s a hopeful one.   

Some have suggested that  General Soleimani was lured into an ambush by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who invited him to Iraq to talk peace about Syria, and then killed him—and that General Soleimani was killed while on a mission to make peace with Saudi Arabia. The article says (perhaps naively) that “both Trump and Iran’s Supreme Leader agreed that General Soleimani would be sacrificed—a sacrifice intended to achieve two goals—the FIRST being a cessation of any war between the US and Iran occurring—and the SECOND being the removal of all US military forces from Iraq.”

This is interesting, because Press TV reports that

The the US-led military coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh terrorist group has reportedly relocated its headquarters in Iraq to Kuwait in the wake of recent assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and the second-in-command of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and public rage over the targeted killings. Iraq’s Arabic-language al-Forat news agency reported that the alliance took the decision on Tuesday to move its command center from the Iraqi capital Baghdad to Kuwait City. The Qatar-based and Arabic-language al-Jazeera news network, citing a report published by German DPA news agency, later confirmed the account. The report came only a day after Iraq's caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said his country and the United States should work together on implementing the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country.”

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/01/07/615578/US-led-coalition-temporarily-relocates-headquarters-from-Iraq-to-Kuwait:-Report

Interesting. A temporary relocation? Maybe.

The article continues: “The Netherlands suspended all of its military operation in Iraq and Germany pulled all of its military forces out of Iraq, too. [This is] a Western military strategic retreat occurring while Iraq has restricted the movement of the international coalition’s forces as part of preparing a mechanism of the foreign troop pullout from the country.”

Could this explain the chaotic 24 hours that “saw the US announcing in a letter that it was pulling all of its troops out of Iraq—a letter quickly modified by US Army General Mark Milley, the Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who said this letter was a draft and that it should not have been released.” Maybe.

I talked about this in my last post – that there is a struggle between Trump, who wants our troops out of the Middle East, and the warmongers, who control troop deployments, and who want war.

According to this article,  “This letter’s premature release was ordered by Deep State warmonger Defense Department Deputy Eric Chewning, whom Trump immediately fired—thus making this warmonger yet another causality of Trump’s chaos theory masterplan to end his nation’s endless wars and bring a lasting peace to the Middle East. The only actual battlefield death, so far, in the maelstrom of this chaos remains General Soleimani—the sacrificed chess piece pawn who began the most critical game of war and peace ever seen since World War II.”

According to the article, Trump made a deal with the Iranians and the mourning about Soleimani is just theater. Crazy? You betcha. But it’s a hopeful crazy.  

It’s hard to believe that the US would simply abandon Saudi Arabia – we just sold them $100 billion worth of weapons. But these weapons sales may be the work of the warmongers, who just fattened their balance sheets. If it’s Trump vs the warmongers, maybe the president is ready to strangle the alliance between the Kingdom and the US in exchange for a chance at Middle East peace.  

The inexplicable “failure” of the US missile defense system in Saudi Arabia, the Swiss backchannel between the Iranians and the US, the Iranian notification to the US about their retaliatory missile strike, the surgical elimination of Soleimani with no other casualties, the reports of U.S. withdrawing from Iraq, Trump’s deal-making propensity, the collapse of the Petrodollar system, the fleeing of Saudi princes to Europe –  well, this could be good for both Iran and the US. Remember, the Saudis were involved in 9/11. Just today, Attorney General Barr announced that the shootings by the Saudi airman of three U.S. military personnel at a U.S. naval base in Pensacola, Florida, is an “act of terrorism.” Can all this spell doom for the Kingdom, and a chance at peace in the Middle East?

People my age have been hoping for Middle East peace for decades. Perhaps a wrecking ball like Trump is the guy to finally get it going. If nothing happens...well, nothing has been happening for 70 years. Before world peace can happen, Middle East peace must happen. Let’s watch events and see how things unfold.

Before you read this understand that I don't have any "sources." I'm just a civilian sitting at his desk doing some research. The old saying is, "Those who don't know talk, and those who do, can't." But here goes anyway.

Raise your hand if you think that the President of the United States has control over the U.S. military.

The president is supposedly commander-in-chief, but this doesn’t include the military-industrial complex (MIC). President Eisenhower told us that way back in January 1961. A good example is what happened when Trump ordered U.S. troops out of Syria. The soldiers didn’t move out of the country, they were just recycled to guard the Syrian oilfields.

We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” said Trump on Friday, [Nov 1], before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the oil.”

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-04/trump-syria-oil-problems

Seriously? Here’s a graph of US oil imports by country:

https://www.kjmaclean.com/Newsletters/US_crude_imports_by_country.jpg

Syria isn’t even on the list. So why are U.S. troops in Syria? Ask the MIC. War is good for the balance sheet.

Let me interpret Trump’s statement above: “I have no control over where our troops are going. Syria doesn’t export oil to the US. But if I don’t go along they’ll make lots of trouble for me. So I’ll try to tell you this tongue-in-cheek.” If you substitute “military-industrial complex” for the words “we” and “I” in sentences 2-4 you get the meaning.

On Nov 3, Trump meets with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Oval Office. He says it again.  

We’re keeping the oil. We have the oil. The oil is secure. We left troops behind only for the oil.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/13/donald-trump-syria-oil-us-troops-isis-turkey 

Substitute “military-industrial-complex” for “we” and you have the meaning.

ABC News explained that keeping Syria’s oil is illegal:

After President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.S. will be "keeping the oil" in northeastern Syria, his administration is looking into the "specifics," according to a senior State Department official -- but it's prompted renewed cries that doing so is a war crime.

“Trump has a long history of calling for the U.S. to "take the oil" in the Middle East, in Iraq and Syria in particular. But any oil in both countries belongs to their governments, and according to U.S. law and treaties it has ratified, seizing it would be pillaging, a technical term for theft during wartime that is illegal under U.S. and international law.

"We're keeping the oil," Trump said Monday to a conference of police chiefs in Chicago. "I've always said that -- keep the oil. We want to keep the oil, $45 million a month. Keep the oil. We've secured the oil."

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/keeping-oil-syria-trump-considered-war-crime/story?id=66589757

There it is again. Trump is pointing out that the actions of the MIC are illegal, and there’s nothing a President of the United States can do about it. Did anyone get it? Nope. Appalling? Damn right it is!  

Dr. Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project told us a long time ago that the President of the United States is 20-something security clearances below “need to know” level regarding the black, hidden, special access programs, which are the heart of the MIC. These programs are way, way beyond Congressional oversight and are funded secretly. They are beyond public scrutiny. The president (and Congress) hasn’t a clue what’s happening in these programs. The president has the authority to appoint the Secretary of Defense and other officials in the DoD. But he doesn’t have authority over the MIC.

Did Barack Obama want troops in Afghanistan? My guess is no. Remember what happened after President Obama received the Nobel Prize in 2009? The MIC increased troop strength in Afghanistan a few weeks later, making the award a complete joke. That was the MIC’s message to Obama: “ You’re just the president. Make speeches, look presidential. We’ll take care of our business, which is the business of profiting from war.”

Do you seriously think Obama had any control over that? I don’t think so. Like Trump, he had to go along. Or else.

Of course, the war criminal George W. Bush happily went along with the MIC. He was the MIC’s man in the White House. No problems there! War on Terrorism, yay!

Trump is trying to tell us this. The tweet below, to me, is so absurd it’s proof positive that the president understands his position vis-a-vis the MIC and is trying to tell us. It’s the ultimate troll.

DogTrumpTweet.jpg

Ladies and germs, this is called TROLLING the media. Because of course, this dog was a key factor in capturing and killing Baghdadi? How can anyone take this seriously? Most of Trump’s tweets are sarcastic, contemptuous even, of the mass media. He’s trying to send people a message, but it’s not getting through apparently.  

So: the president was telling us that he wants troops out of Syria but the MIC doesn’t. Whoever is giving the orders to the troops isn’t listening to the president!

Those reading may be too young to remember JFK. On November 23, 1963, the President of the United States was publicly executed on a street in Dallas, Texas. This was the corporate warmonger state coming out into the open and announcing: “We're in charge now.” This was two short years after Eisenhower’s famous “beware of the MIC” speech in 1961. Coincidence, of course. Just another “conspiracy theory.”

After that we got Vietnam, two wars in the Gulf, Afghanistan, Panama, Libya, Syria, attempted coups in Venezuela and Bolivia ...

Why are we in Afghanistan? No one knows. We do know that after spending $1 trillion dollars on that pointless war, U.S. officials constantly lied about the “progress” they were making.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-confidential-documents/

It's pretty simple: War is good for the balance sheets of corporations like Raytheon, Mitre, Lockheed, Haliburton, Booz-Allen Hamilton, etc. All for profit.

Don’t blame Trump for this. People say, “Trump ran on getting our troops out and ending foreign wars, but nothing is happening.” Well, he’s butting heads with the endless war crowd, the people who are making money from war.

Who are these people?

We’re going to find out eventually, and it’s hopefully going to begin in 2020. Eventually the entire sordid history of these warmongers – sociopaths, every one of them – will come out. But that’s in the future.

Update 1/8/2020: After Trump ordered the killing of Soleimani the Iranians attacked Iraqi bases with missiles. I found this gem today:

So let's see: who has the power to get U.S. troops out of Iraq? The Commander-in-Chief. That's the president. Who has the power to countermand that order? Your guess is as good as mine. Somebody in the Pentagon who doesn't listen to the pres? A group of people who like war because it's good business? Clearly, if no U.S. troops are in countries that are conflict zones (like Iraq) then no harm can come to them.

This image might tell us a little more about the situation with Iran:

U.S. military bases in Muslim countries

Yup. Lots of chances for U.S. troops to come into harm's way. A perfect scenario for the warmongers.

Progressives rightly say that Trump raised the military budget over $100 billion, that he’s a big military supporter, and that this doesn’t serve the cause of peace. All sane persons want peace, not war. But what happens when a president wants troops out, but the people in charge of those troops don't listen? It's a problem.

The Southern Border

I’ve been defending Trump solely because he’s the perfect guy at the perfect time. He’s here to crack open the darkness and expose the massive, global corruption networks that allow elites who control the world’s financial institutions to create an ocean of fiat money that is used to buy off politicians and entire governments, and to enable the free flow of drugs, arms, and most sickening, human beings and children.

That’s what free and open borders are about for the dark army.

Does anyone think that the Border Patrol controls our southern border? Our southern border is controlled by drug cartels and human traffickers who run drugs into our cities and abuse children and make money trafficking immigrants who come here for a better life. 

Here’s an article from 2015: https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/dea-most-illegal-drugs-enter-via-mexico-cartels-greatest-criminal-threat-to-u-s/

And another from 2018: “Mexican Cartels ‘Absolutely’ Control the Southwest Border, Sheriff Says,” https://www.theepochtimes.com/mexican-cartels-absolutely-control-the-southwest-border-says-sheriff_2568412.html

The sad fact no one wants to confront is this: To clean up the evil and the darkness on our southern border, and across the planet, eventually our military will have to be used as a threat, or even a blunt weapon, against the drug cartels, the human traffickers, and the arms dealers. These networks are world wide. It’s not something anyone wants, but the magnitude of the corruption and the evil is massive. In Mexico, drug cartels control large swaths of the country.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/is-mexico-a-narco-state/19430

I don’t like it but I understand it: We need a strong military for the present. After the dark army networks are exposed and neutralized, we can turn swords into plowshares.

On the political front, Trump is going to keep banging. First came the OIG report about the weaponization of the FBI. Next is the FISA declassification documents, which Trump agreed to in 2018. These may come out in his defense if the House ever delivers the articles of impeachment to the Senate. After that comes the report from attorney John Durham next summer, who began his investigation back in 2017.

All of this to break apart the network of sociopaths who run our planet. Donald Trump isn’t just a U.S. phenomenon. Trump is a huge, massive, planetary wild card that no one saw coming. He’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing. He’s a blunt instrument that no person with any sensitivity will like. But he’s necessary.

Because of Trump, whether you're left or right, people aren’t sitting on the fence anymore. People are looking for answers now. Those who still are on the fence won’t be able to stay there for very long.

The Intelligence War

Things are not always as they seem. A massive intelligence war is being fought in this country behind the scenes, between white and black hats in the intelligence community: the NSA, the CIA, and the FBI. The mainstream media is there for covering fire.

Snowden exposed the NSA and its domestic intelligence gathering programs back in 2013. The controversial FISA warrants used data gathered by the NSA. No one needs to be told the sordid history of the CIA, an organization that lies as a matter of course and that has been involved in coup after coup, regime change war after regime change war. The CIA needs the FBI because the CIA can’t spy domestically. Snowden showed us how the FBI gathers data domestically and shares it with the CIA.

Going to the Light Is Difficult

Going to the Light is difficult because it means confronting the darkness. Light exposes darkness. Don’t let your knickers get in a twist when some of this info starts coming out. It’s not worse than ever, but better than ever, for the light is beginning to shine powerfully into dark places where the world’s cockroaches are hiding. The worst cockroaches are those who traffic human beings.

Light >> Dark. It’s happening. Some of the unlikeliest players are leading the charge.

Today I discovered something shocking to me.

I was raised in Detroit, in a working class neighborhood. I went to school with whites and blacks. In the summers during high school, I worked downtown at the Wayne County Road Commission, earning money for college, in primarily black neighborhoods. I learned to love the heart-centered nature of African American culture. I grew to love jazz and soul music. I lived in cities until 1991, when I moved out to the country to avoid high property taxes I couldn’t afford to pay.

Now I’m an old fogey who lives in a white neighborhood next to a big farm. I chose the area primarily because it is beautiful, and quiet. I live on a dirt road in a little one-story ranch house with an acre of land. I do a lot of writing so I like the quiet. I love to go for walks in the neighborhood. I still listen to jazz and soul music (mostly James Brown) but I’ve been involved in metaphysical pursuits for the past twenty years. I don’t think about race because I grew up in, and lived a lot of my adult life in, multicultural areas.

But today I read an article on a website called Blackgenocide.org, a site I came across while doing research. I want to show you what it says.

Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions.

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion.

BlackAbortionGraph.jpg

On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.

This incidence of abortion has resulted in a tremendous loss of life. It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had about 16 million abortions. Michael Novak had calculated ‘Since the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America's Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member.’

A highly significant 1993 Howard University study showed that African American women over age 50 were 4.7 times more likely to get breast cancer if they had had any abortions compared to women who had not had any abortions.”

http://www.blackgenocide.org/black.html

The birth rate for the African American population is now less than two per 1,000. This is below the replacement rate.

Is it an exaggeration to claim that "the black man is near extinction"? Yeah, but this is a serious situation.

In 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported on this issue in an article titled, “Let’s Talk About the Black Abortion Rate.” The sub-title of the article is, “In New York City, thousands more black babies are aborted each year than born alive.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/lets-talk-about-the-black-abortion-rate-1531263697

Wow. Why haven’t we heard more about this? Why are most abortion clinics in neighborhoods where people of color live? Your guess is as good as mine.

I’m cognizant that I’m an old white guy and should leave this subject to those better qualified to speak on it. My wife tells me that it’s a woman’s issue and I don’t understand it, and I should just shut up. That’s probably true. But...every time I listen to John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins and Robert Glasper and Sean Jones and Joshua Redman I wonder how many other great musicians (and people) we’ve lost.

I saw this tweet last year. It visually expresses the thought I had about this after I read the article I quoted above.

BlackAbortion.png

Re my last blog post: Is Stacy Washington just another right-wing conspiracy theorist? Maybe. But I wonder.

Channeling

The wonderful presenter Lee Caroll channels Kryon, an entity who claims to be a representative of God. When I first encountered channeling almost 50 years ago with the Edgar Cayce material, my inherent skeptical nature rejected it immediately.

“What a bunch of bullshit!” I used to tell my sister-in-law, who was really into it. At that time I considered her to be a  space cadet. Then I discovered the Ra material in the 1980s. Later on, pioneers in this work like Neale Donald Walsh in his “Conversations with God” books made the idea of channeling more publicly acceptable. But I really wasn’t totally convinced until my step-brother Ricky called me one day in 1996 from British Columbia. Ricky rides horses and handles a gun like a frontiersman from the 19th century. He hasn’t yet even entered the 20th century, much less the 21st. He still doesn’t own a computer or a smart phone. I was kind of shocked to hear from him.

“Kenny,” he says, “go on the internet and look up a guy named Kryon.”

“What?” I say. “Who is Kryon?”

“Just do it. I don’t have a computer so I can’t tell you anything about it.”

 That was it. After that he hung up.

Considering I hadn’t talked to Ricky in almost ten years, this was a strange conversation. But there was something in his tone, an energy, that told me I had to do it. This was back in the 1990s when America Online was a big thing, and clicking on images actually linked you to another webpage! Anyway, I went to the Kryon website and read one of the channels. The first sentence made no sense but it hit me like a ton of bricks: “I am Kryon of magnetic service.” There was an energy there that went right through the computer screen and it caused a spiritual awakening for me. If you are a dead-head or a skeptic (same thing) you won’t get this, you’ll never get it until you either have an awakening, or you “die.” But I digress.

I gradually began to get into the Kryon messages. I began meditating and trying to discover my higher self. I eventually wrote a channeled book myself and did a radio show on Blog Talk Radio for several years called the Interview with Spirit show. In 2005, the day after my father died, I was walking along the dirt road by my house when suddenly he was there. Every day for a month we’d have a conversation and I wrote them up in a book titled I Love You Dad.

In November I described a crazy incident that happened to me while playing disk golf: I encountered a past life incident and went through it to a remarkable result.  This wasn’t surprising to me because my sister-in-law is head of the Traumatic Incident Reduction Association. TIR reduces emotional and psychological trauma with a powerful and easy to use approach. The point is, doing TIR can lead you to past life incidents. I had already “run” a few of these so I wasn’t surprised (but still amazed) when it happened playing disk golf.

Skepticism

Lee Carroll, during one of his channels of Kryon, says that when a loved one dies a part of their soul stays with you for your entire life. Kryon and I have had lots of arguments about concepts like this when I listen to a Lee Carroll channeling, because my skeptical side is always objecting. It says, “Kryon is like the general who sits behind the lines in his air-conditioned office as he sends his fighters (us) to do the dirty work of Spirit.” Kryon says he is a “helper” and we are “lightworkers.” My skeptical side says that this is just a justification for a sort of spiritual class society, where one side gets to have all the fun (and experience none of the misery) while the other guys are worker drones here in the physical. As above, so below.

My spiritual side laughs at this.

Kryon is an entity who has never been human; he’s totally, 100% connected to Source all the time. My intuition loves this and I soak it up because the energy that comes out of these presentations is so pure and powerful. It feels awesome. But Kryon says stuff like “the spiritual system on this planet is totally benevolent.” And, “The universe, and the earth, is total love.”

Statements like that drive my skeptical side crazy, for the obvious reason that (if you bother to investigate) this planet is dark; it is run by anti-social personalities who have created what David Korten calls an Empire consciousness of exploitation where billions live in poverty and a few control most of the wealth.

(Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it Kryon! My skeptical side says.)

“Stay on the bright side”

My wife has the obvious solution to this dilemma. “Don’t listen to the news. Stay on the bright side, put love and light into the forefront of your consciousness.” That’s what she does. And, I know that I volunteered to come here, as did everyone else. I’m not a victim.

But I am reminded of what our founding fathers told us in the Federalist Papers: that a free society depends on an informed public. My wife studiously avoids current events and knows nothing about the world outside her life. Kryon himself recommends that we avoid the news because it’s so negative. But that is counter-productive in my mind. You should be able to confront the dark AND stay in the light. So, because 90% of everything you read is propaganda or fake news these days, I feel that I have to investigate. I call it “getting a baseline reality.”

Handling any problem first requires an ability to face it. That means discovering the elements of the problem. So, I study info from the left and the right. It’s good to know the parameters and the most important memes in the current human consciousness. And that changes, literally, every day.

So, to get back to the purpose of this article. Kryon says that when a loved one dies, part of their soul is still with you. I know that’s true because of what happened in 2005 with my father. Last night it happened again.

The Clan MacLean

Before I tell you about that I have to tell you about the MacLeans, an old Scottish clan from the Inner Hebrides on the Isle of Mull. These Scottish clans constantly fought each other for centuries. The founder of the Clan MacLean, it is said, burned down a church with women and children from a rival clan in it. The clan apparently descended from “Gilleathan Na Tuaidh,” or Gillean of the Battleaxe.

Yeah. So there’s a bit of karma on the MacLean timeline and in the MacLean Akash.

There’s a darkness there. My father had it, felt it, and worked with it the best he could during his life. I’ve got it too. Sometimes I just get very angry and/or dark and I have to meditate for an hour or so and send as much light into the blackness as I can. It’s why I have listened to a Kryon channeling (or something inspirational) pretty much every day since 2002.

Last night I was feeling that old MacLean darkness just before I woke up. I remembered what Kryon said about the souls of loved ones staying with you. So I decided to have a conversation with my father and ask for his help. Hell, why not? Even if I’m making it up, maybe it would help. So I tried to contact Dad. The first picture I got was Dad sitting on the porch of his house with his head in his hands. He was in bad shape. When this happened Dad was about the same age as I am now, about 68. My step-brother Ricky was there with his arm around the old man.

“Hey, why didn’t you talk to me?” I asked him.

“Because you have that MacLean darkness too. Ricky was clean of it.” Ricky already told me that he had driven from B.C. in Canada to help my old man back then, and his mom, who was married to my father at the time.

Then my father showed me how he had dealt with the MacLean karma for most of his life. It was a fascinating energetic run-through of his previous life’s timeline. For some reason, after that, I felt my own depressing darkness go away.

Am I free of the MacLean karma? Probably not, but who knows. I do know that if it comes up again I can ask my father for help.

One of the fascinating metaphysical things I’ve discovered is the difference between the Akash of your present life genetic line, and your personal Akash, which includes all the past lives you’ve ever led. In this lifetime I’m mostly Scottish, but I have affinities for everything NOT Scotch. I love Afro-Cuban music, jazz, and have a great affinity for the cultures of India, Latin America, and Africa. This isn’t unusual at all, for there are a lot of old souls with lifetimes in other areas and cultures they live in now. It just shows that metaphysically, life here on earth is a complicated business.

Current Events -- ThoughtCrime

In a time of polarization, disagreeing with someone may get you yelled at, or worse. Is it a crime to go against the prevailing narrative? George Orwell wrote about that in 1984. Disagreeing with Big Brother, even in thought, was a serious offense called Thoughtcrime. Today, those who think outside the box are often called “conspiracy theorists.” This accusation is a form of Thoughtcrime, for conspiracy theorists are considered to be mentally imbalanced, or even insane.

Have I committed a Thoughtcrime by saying that I can talk to my dead father? Materialists would say that I’m crazy, but that makes a lot of “spiritual” people crazy as well.

Interestingly, the New York Times has already suggested that that a person who believes in a conspiracy theory may be insane:

“Now, Mr. Comello’s paranoia is being litigated in a Staten Island court, where he is charged with the murder of [mob boss] Mr. Cali, known as Franky Boy. His lawyer has taken the first steps in a legal battle that hinges on a question made for the internet age: At what point does belief in a far-right conspiracy theory make you legally insane?”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/nyregion/gambino-shooting-anthony-comello-qanon.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

Comello says that QAnon made him shoot the mob boss. QAnon is the “far right” conspiracy theory hated by the mainstream press. Comello’s lawyer is using the insanity defense.

I wonder if believing in a far-left conspiracy theory also makes you insane? Are there any far-left conspiracy theories, or are they all far-right? The Times doesn’t weigh in on that.

The if-you-believe-in-a-conspiracy-theory-you’re-crazy theme was picked up by much of the mainstream media, thus popularizing a thought crime Big Brother might throw you in jail for. The far-right conspiracy theory the NYT mentioned is QAnon. We do live now in Orwell’s time of “universal deceit,” I think most everyone will agree with that! So of course, like any good investigator, I decided to read every Q drop there is. Because as soon as the MSM says something is horrible, any sane person immediately finds out about it. I also check out the NYT, the Washington Post, and other independent news services, and pay attention to the impeachment hearings. I listen to the Jimmy Dore show, a comedian and a socialist who supports Bernie Sanders. It’s all part of understanding the baseline reality.

Am I guilty of Thoughtcrime by reading Q Anon, Trump tweets, and following Fox News? On the left they might say yes.

Am I guilty of Thoughtcrime by listening to Jimmy Dore, looking at The Guardian and the Washington Post, and reading the Daily Beast? Those on the right might say yes.

Am I guilty of Thoughtcrime by reading blatant propaganda websites like WhatDoesItMean.com? (This is a crazy site that, if you can read through the bullshit, sometimes connects the dots.) Those on both the left and right might give a resounding yes.

Apparently Trump is also guilty of Thoughtcrime. On page 6 of the report (the House Judiciary Report on Impeachment) it says:

The question is not whether the President’s conduct could have resulted from permissible motives. It is whether the President’s real reasons, the ones in his mind at the time, were legitimate. 

https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/HCM%20FINAL%20v.3.pdf

Apparently if you think about something bad (even if you don't do it) you're guilty! I don't care whether Trump is impeached. But if he is impeached I want it to be about real, tangible things, not Thoughtcrime.

People who went against the norm were burned at the stake in the middle ages. They were the first ones Pol Pot put up against the wall and shot. In Soviet Russia dissenters were shoved into the Gulag; in Xi’s China, in one of his concentration camps where he puts minorities and dissidents, harvests their organs, and sells them on the international market. In the US, dissenters are sent to jails run by private investors who make money housing prisoners. More than likely, these people were also guilty of Thoughtcrime. George Orwell said it best: "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

Is a conspiracy theory always just a crazy, false assertion? Maybe it is. Maybe it's a label assigned to those who think differently than the party line promoted by mass media. To find out you have to investigate and think for yourself. This process -- rational thought and research -- may automatically lead you into committing a Thoughtcrime. It's something to think about.

Trump Is the First Wild Card

“It’s no wonder you have emotional problems,” you say. “If you look at the dark stuff you’re going to feel rotten.”

Well, for ten years prior to 2016 I concentrated on spiritual stuff and avoided the news like the plague. But the dark stuff was already there well before I got back into current events, as a result of the rise in consciousness on this planet. Our Akash’s are being cleaned out, whether you follow the news or not. The way out of the mess of low consciousness is to confront it and deal with it. It’s happening to everyone, and collectively. (I choose to do this consciously by following current events.)

That’s why we have Donald Trump. The first Wild Card.

When Trump won the election despite all odds, I knew that the hand of spirit was involved. Because Trump was an egotistical TV star on a really bad TV show. He was a complete outsider, and we know what happens to outsider candidates like Ralph Nader, Ross Perot, and Jill Stein. They lose, and they lose big. Hillary had all the funding and support of literally 95% of the news media, which characterized Trump as a buffoon. A day before the election Hillary’s odds of victory (depending on the news source) was between 80% and 99%. She should have won easily!

Why then did Trump win? The Hand of Spirit intervened.

Folks, Donald Trump isn’t responsible for your or my personal problems, he’s not responsible for the nation’s problems, or the world’s problems. He’s just the messenger, and it’s pointless to shoot the messenger because there’s always another messenger! As Michael Corleone said in The Godfather movie, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” Love him or hate him, we know who Donald Trump is because he’s so transparent and blunt and obvious. He’s not fooling anyone. He’s forcing people to determine for themselves what is right and what is wrong. This gets people looking inward, which is a good thing in this amoral, materialist society.

The darkness on this planet has to be confronted or the planet won’t make it. Simple as that. What better person to stir up the darkness than Donald Trump? He is a perfect instrument for Spirit. An unlikely one, I’ll admit.

Trump is the battering ram knocking the old system apart.

The Global Corporate State

You didn’t think the old system needed cleaning? Look around you at the global corporate state run by one-percenter elites who own the news media, buy off governments and government leaders, suppress new medical and other technology that could free humanity, and create global institutions like the IMF and the World Bank that exploit the resources of weaker countries for the benefit of the elites who run them.  

People hate Trump because he’s an egomaniac, he loves to troll people he doesn’t like, he’s contentious and rude, and he doesn’t care about convention. That’s because he’s here to break convention and expose the dark underbelly of society. And folks, he‘s just getting started.

Trump is going to be impeached and then we’ll have a trial in the Senate.

Then we’re going to find out some things.

It’s going to be an amazing, heartbreaking, uplifting, impossible 2020. Get set and stay centered in your truth!

How do you transform human societies that have been mired in darkness for thousands of years? Through what I call wild cards.

This term I got from Isaac Asimov's Foundation series (specifically, the book Foundation and Empire). In this story, an unexpected human actor --- "The Mule" -- shockingly takes society away from the accepted predictions of psychohistorian Hari Seldon.

We have already had one Wild Card in politics -- President Trump. Nobody expected a goofy TV show host to actually win the presidency -- and then have an enormous worldwide influence. For better or worse, Trump is literally excoriating the old system and forcing people to wake up. It's no longer possible to be on the sidelines anymore, or straddle the fence.

Now, a second Wild Card has appeared in the entertainment industry -- Kanye West. All ten of the tunes on his new recording, Jesus is King, occupied the top ten on the Gospel music charts. https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2019/11/11/kanye-west-makes-history-on-the-gospel-songs-chart/#5f4b691124b8

Remember when Kanye met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower on December 13, 2016? That was a shocker to the entertainment industry, and to everyone else. https://hollywoodlife.com/2016/12/13/why-did-kanye-west-meet-donald-trump-reason-meeting-multicultural-issues/

His seven-word tweet back in 2016, where he threw his support to Trump, literally scandalized the entire entertainment industry. Although West occasionally talked about God in his music he was basically a rapper and a secularist. Then, West suddenly did a 180 and proclaimed his devotion to God. And supported Trump. WTF?

But that's what Wild Cards do -- they do 180s.

Less well known is Kanye's visit to Russia two weeks before his meeting with Trump. According to Hollywood Life, West was in Moscow for business, meeting with subversive Russian fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy.

https://hollywoodlife.com/2018/05/03/kanye-west-trip-russia-2016-before-trump-tower-meeting/

But apparently Kanye had what I call a severe reality adjustment while he was there. Most Americans believe Russia is evil -- a holdover from the days of communism, and from the ridiculous Russiagate stories that have demonized the Russians and that have tried to restart another Cold War. Our media has taught us to think that Russia is a totalitarian society. Well, it is an oligarchy run by Putin, but Russia is also Orthodox Christian. My guess is that Kanye became aware of that and had some kind of spiritual awakening. Otherwise, why would he meet with such a hated figure as Donald Trump so soon after? That's my theory anyway. Of course, Russiagate believers will say that the evil Vladmir Putin subverted Kanye's mind just as he did Trump's. But really, is Russia that important? When was the last time you saw a "Made in Russia" sticker on anything? They don't make anything anybody wants, their economy is nothing compared to the US and China. The only influence they have is their nuclear weapons, but even Israel and Pakistan have them. Russia is a comparatively minor player on the world stage; a player that has been lifted to almost AntiChrist proportions by the U.S. media.

What makes Kanye a true Wild Card are his "popup Sunday Services" in which thousands pay to hear sermons about God and be entertained. Fox News sent a church-going reporter to attend one of Kanye's Sunday Services, and this is what he reported: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/kanye-west-sunday-service-jonathan-morris

Chris Yee, writing in Christianity Today, also went to one of Kanye's worship services. He drove 400 miles to LA just to satisfy his curiosity.

“He’s tapping into an urban market,” says Susie Seiko, an LA musician and longtime West fan. Seiko, who frequents multiple churches in the area including Hillsong Church LA, is excited about Kanye’s new direction. “He’s showing the world that you can believe in God and still be excited and lit about music.”

Called “Sunday Service,” these pop-up worship events were originally described by Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian West as a “healing experience” to “start off your week.” The initial events were usually private and hosted Hollywood A-listers like Brad Pitt and Katy Perry. Back then, I couldn’t help but assume that the services were more about self-promotion than sincerity, and that like many artists before him, Kanye was commodifying the church experience for clout and profit.

But following a widely attended Sunday Service at Coachella earlier this year, where the visibly distressed rapper wept during the performance, something changed. West said that afterwards he became “born again.”

With most shows now open to the public, the crowd, filled with the inevitable mismatch of hypebeasts and hipsters drawn to LA headliners, seems to validate Seiko’s claim. His most diehard fans seem to be taking this newfound faith to heart. Juan Rosales, an LA native who calls West “one of the greatest rap artists ever,” has not attended church in years, but says that the lyrics of “Closed on Sunday” are making him rethink the idea of the Sabbath. “The Bible says you shouldn’t work on Sunday, so I want to use that day to reconnect with family members and go to church more often.”

While many are embracing West’s new God-centered music (some have even skipped their weekly church service to attend the event), others from non-religious backgrounds say that West is their first real exposure to Christianity. Pasha Esmaili has never stepped inside a church before but loves to watch the services online. “[Kanye’s] the only person who can make me like this kind of music. I’m not religious, but even him playing this makes me feel some type of way. It’s weird,” he says.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/november-web-only/what-kanye-wests-sunday-service-taught-me-about-grace.html

West's worship services, and the exploding sales of his new recording, sounds like a cultural phenomenon. TMZ reports that this Sunday, West will bring his worship services to Houston Texas at the Lakewood Church, where he'll appear before 45,000 live, and a 10,000,000 TV audience.

Kanye West may have his biggest audience yet for a Sunday Service, because we've learned he's agreed to take the stage for Joel Osteen's incredibly popular Sunday ritual.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Ye and Joel have been talking fairly regularly recently ... they've become friends, especially since Kanye has doubled down in his devotion to God.

We're told the plan is for Kanye to show up at Joel's 11 AM service in Houston this coming Sunday at the Lakewood Church. Kanye will walk up to the pulpit and have a conversation with Joel that will last between 20 and 30 minutes.

Our sources say Joel wants his congregation -- which stands 45,000 strong -- and his TV audience -- which stands at 10 million in the U.S. alone -- to hear how Kanye has overcome significant adversity in his life.

As one source put it, "Kanye used to be about nothing greater than himself. Now it's all about a higher power." BTW, Kanye has echoed this sentiment before. We're told Joel will ask Kanye to contrast his life then and now.

https://www.tmz.com/2019/11/12/kanye-west-joel-osteen-sunday-service-megachurch/

Kanye West isn't just another hypocritical TV evangelist, although his secular critics claim he's a sellout. Kanye is a Wild Card. No telling how big he's going to get, and what other Wild Cards will show up before the Biggie -- the 2020 presidential election.

In an earlier blog post, I wrote that "nobody expected this." That's because Wild Cards are totally unpredictable. The good news? Wild Cards are a sign of an evolving society, a society that is wresting itself away from the control of elitists who use political and economic institutions for their benefit.

The history of our planet has been intervals of peace between countless wars paid for and begun by elites. That is going to stop because people aren't going to put up with it anymore. That's what the great awakening on this planet is all about.

Are you frightened about current events? Don't be. In the past the fix was in, the masses were kept quiet by a complacent news media that reflected the viewpoints of the warmongers. Many people long for that past because the darkness was hidden and they could live their lives without seeing the dark underbelly of human societies. Now it's being exposed and that makes people uncomfortable. Well, take heart from these words by Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to James Madison on January 30, 1787: “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

The political debate is raging. Millenials love socialism because they think it’s a system that values people more than the corporatist capitalism we live in now. Some people even favor going all the way to Communism. Everyone agrees that fascism and Naziism are terrible.

These –isms serve to keep us fighting each other. In a previous blog post I described how socialism, communism, corporate capitalism, and naziism are identical. (See “Are You Confused?” https://kjmaclean.com/wordpress/?p=507)

They are all materialistic and suppress the higher qualities of tolerance, love, and compassion. If humanity is ever to end the endless wars and realize its potential, we will have to abandon these old –isms and embrace new ones.

One of my favorite political commentators is Jimmy Dore, an ardent socialist (”progressive”) and a big Bernie Sanders fan. Dore digs out the facts and is a brilliant political commentator who will criticize anyone on the left or the right. But Dore and his panel (and Bernie) have a fuzzy view of socialism, thinking it is a benign lovey-dovey system that is focused on bringing about greater human potential. This flies in the face of facts. Perhaps Dore is talking about a “new” socialism, because socialist states in the past have been totalitarian dictatorships run by psychopaths and mass murderers like Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, and Mao. A socialist state is an authoritarian, completely centralized government where power devolves to a few elites, shutting out the rest of us. To see this examine the scum who ran Nazi Germany, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Stalin and Lenin’s Soviet Union, and Xi Jinping’s frightening AI-BigTech state where the goal is control of 1.4 billion people by a few thousand. Yeah, let’s not go that route!

I’m all in favor of a more compassionate –ism, which I call Compassionateism. This is a system that, unfortunately, depends on higher consciousness. We’re getting there, but it’s going to take some time.

It is evident that younger people are sick and tired of the old system (not as sick and tired of it as I am!). The United States has been at war constantly for 30 years. Millennials have grown up with this, and have been living in a corporate capitalist state their entire lives. This is why so many are turning to socialism. But we gotta have a different kind of socialism, a kinder, gentler version.

The problem is that socialism, and the other old, worn-out –isms, come with too much baggage. In the 20th century socialist/communist states killed about 100 million of their own people. This kind of shit has got to stop. And Bernie Sanders isn’t the answer. Bernie talks a good game. He purports to represent the working class (as does the traditional socialist state), but Bernie has never worked a day in his life. Actually he has. In an interview I read a few months ago (which I’m not going to dig up) Bernie joked that yes, he did have a job once. He was a carpenter for a few weeks. He said, “I was a pretty bad carpenter.” Don’t get me wrong, I like Bernie’s honesty, which is why so many people are attracted to him. But how can a guy who has been feeding from the public trough his entire life represent the working class? Unfortunately, Bernie is just another elitist.

Corporate capitalism isn’t much better. The U.S. military has been the enforcement arm of the Deep State, along with other psychopaths in the CIA and the intel community. These warmonngers favor regime-change wars in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama ... the list goes on. The CIA tries to topple leaders like Maduro in Venezuela even though they have been popularly elected, putting up U.S.-backed puppets like Guaido. (See “Venezuela's Opposition Leader, U.S. Embark On Risky Strategy For Military Uprising,” https://www.npr.org/2019/01/31/690468881/venezuelas-opposition-leader-u-s-embark-on-risky-strategy-for-military-uprising )

Why? Because Venezuela has lots of oil. Our involvement in Syria and Libya and Venezuela and Iraq have been to keep the war machine going. The war machine needs lots of oil, and it needs wars to justify its existence.

So OK, we need a new system. The old –isms just keep people fighting over which one of them is right. The answer is NONE OF THEM ARE.

Forget Trump, forget Bernie, forget the clowns in the Democratic debates (Except perhaps for Tulsi Gabbard, although she also believes in the old –ism of socialism).

Right now the world is engaged in throwing off the oppression of the global elites. It’s happening in Hong Kong, France, Britain, Chile and other South American governments. It will be exciting to see where that leads.

In a previous blog post I said that “human progress advances one grave at a time.” This is based on the famous Max Planck quote that science doesn’t progress because other scientists see the value in an opposing theory, but because the adherents to the old theories die off. That’s precisely what is going to happen with the old –isms.

The consciousness of humanity is rising. That’s why there is so much confusion these days, so much contention. The light is penetrating the darkness and people are waking up, it’s as simple as that. That’s why people are in the streets in Hong Kong, Chile, and in France. People are tired of the elites dictating policy from outfits like the IMF, the World Bank, and other institutions funded by the global wealthy elites.

What will happen? Old fogies like me will die off. New kids will come in, born in a new, higher energy. Yeah, some of them will go to the dark side because we live on a planet of free will. But most of them will go to the light.

Peace on earth is INEVITABLE.

It cannot be stopped by the warmongers, no matter how many regime-change wars they start. More and more people are fed up with a globalist-imposed darkness. These elitist organizations will collapse under the weight of their own internal contradictions and their own corruption.

For now, sit back and enjoy the ride, knowing that a bright future is assured even if events don’t yet reflect this. For in truth, the parade of insanity known as Current Events is being driven by the Light as it exposes corruption everywhere it touches.

The interplay between dark and light is becoming clearer "on the ground." We’re seeing an all-out battle now, between the wealthy elites who control most of the world's media, finance, banking, and resources, and the citizens of the various nations. The global elites meet every year in Davos, Switerland, to decide how We the People are supposed to be governed. These are the hedge fund managers on Wall Street, the CEOs of Big Tech, the CEOs of international corporations who control the oil market, the pharmaceutical companies, the chemical companies, the banks, and their political representatives. The U.S. government is set up to benefit the General Motors’, the Exxons, and the Goldman Sachs’. The global elites also control the worldwide drugs, arms, and human trafficking networks.

Then a world-class prick by the name of Donald Trump came along and began to disrupt their comfortable system.

Trump is an egomaniac. Even those who support him, like Steve Bannon, say he’s deeply flawed and hard to get along with. He’s also a businessman, not a politician, and isn’t “presidential” at all.

He’s throwing the old system, the one set up to benefit the wealthy elites, under the bus. And they are pissed!

He’s also leading a populist movement all over the world, and the elites are frightened to death. They are mobilizing their corporate-controlled media to slam this guy, as Chuck Schumer said back in Jan 2017, “six ways from Sunday.” It’s not just Trump involved in the populist movement. The Yellow Vests in France are also fighting the global elites and their corporate/fascist “rule from above.” The millennials in Hong Kong are a part of this – rejecting the totalitarian surveillance state set up by President Xi Jinping. It’s what Brexit is all about – rejecting rule from a one-size-fits-all outfit in Brussels.

Here’s a Trump tweet I celebrated (a rare occasion, I have to admit, because I read them all)

EndlessWarTweet.jpg

“...it is time for us to get out of these Endless Wars...” The intelligence community doesn’t like this. The warmongering John Bolton’s of the world don’t like it. The national security establishment and the military-industrial corporate complex don’t like it. Because these are institutions controlled by the warmongers, who are supported by global elites like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates. George Soros, and Alphabet Inc.

It’s funny to read the comments below these tweets from intelligence community shills. They accuse Trump of abandoning our allies in Syria, the Kurds. These are the same warmongers (along with the CIA’s mouthpiece, the Washington Post) who criticized the effort to denuclearize NoKo and create peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Who ISN’T in favor of peace?

The guys who are making money from war. The banks, the defense contractors, the warmongers, and their paid media representatives. The elites. The people who go to Davos every year.

Well, every year Trump goes to Davos he gives them hell, just like good ol’ Harry Truman (I’m old enough to remember that president).

I’m all for bringing our troops home and getting out of endless wars, but the elites who control the corporations involved in war (the military-industrial complex) aren’t.

I’m for peace, not war, and I’ll support anyone who wants to get us out of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. Even a prick like Trump. We have no business there, other than to support the business-as-usual of the global elites and their arms trafficking and drug running and human trafficking. Because, behind these endless wars, the human and child trafficking networks flourish. You can research this yourself.

What happened when Barack Obama won the Nobel “Peace” Prize in December 2009? He increased troop strength in Afghanistan shortly afterward.

https://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/12/01/obama.afghanistan/index.html

 Michael Gerson got it right in the Washington Post at the time. This was before the paper was bought by Jeff Bezos and became the mouthpiece of the intelligence community.

[Barak’s Nobel acceptance speech] was a ‘very American speech’ and [Gerson] wrote that ‘Obama was recognizing that the great commitments and themes of American foreign policy are durably bipartisan’”.

Source: “2009 Nobel Peace Prize.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Nobel_Peace_Prize

The above quote from Gerson is media/elite speak for "we'll frame the agenda for you, plebians, using our political and media representatives." Gerson is right: Our foreign policy is conducted by Democrats and Republicans -- those who reflect the agenda of the global elites. Barack Obama was a great guy. He was very “presidential,” but endless-war-as-usual continued under his administration. That’s because he read from the scripts written by foreign policy elites. That aint happening now. It’s why the elites and their spokesmen and spokeswomen are so upset.

Trump is fighting the warmongers but they are fighting back. You can see it every day in the news now. It’s horrible to say, but there are vested interests on this planet who don’t want peace. Why? Because world peace is bad for their drug, arms, and human trafficking organizations. Trump aint no saint. He wants peace not for peace itself, but because it’s good for business and commerce. That’s a degraded motivation for those of higher consciousness, but world peace can never happen unless the old system breaks down. And Trump is breaking it down.

Here’s what prompted me to write this article. I read a disgusting news site called Drudge Report (along with dozens of other sites on the left and the right) – which is a site that tries to spread as much chaos, fear, and confusion as possible. I read it because sites like Drudge are part of the global media network. Their job is to skewer anyone who tries to bust the old system of endless war. These are the headlines I saw today after the Trump tweet above about getting our troops out of Syria:

Syria withdrawal draws GOP condemnation...
TURKEY MOVES IN...
KURDS ALARMED...
ISIS fighters will break out of prison camps?
MCCONNELL BLASTS...
ROMNEY: 'Betrayal'...
Colin Powell Unloads: Foreign Policy in Shambles...

Here are the representatives of the global elites whining and moaning about our withdrawal from another endless war with ISIS. It’s horrible! This a-hole Trump is destroying foreign policy as usual! It’s too hard to keep our endless wars going! Oh no!

“You’re an idiot,” you say. “Foreign policy and diplomacy are the responsibility of those trained for it, and they’re a lot smarter than you.” Right. And where are these wonderful people who have been running U.S. foreign policy trained? Why, at the elite private schools of course. And what has U.S. foreign policy been engaged in for the past 30 years? Endless war.

I can't think of a better way to describe my point than to post an image of former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger after Bush 41 pardoned him in the Iran-Contra affair back in December 1992. Our buddy Caspar is laughing his head off, knowing that his elite network has got his back. "Ha, ha, there's nothing you plebians can do about it."

It’s simple. You want peace, avoid entangling alliances, as the great Democrat Thomas Jefferson stated in his first inaugural address: “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.”

You want peace, get out of endless foreign wars.

You want peace, you gotta change the system, because it's totally rigged.

And that’s what Trump is trying to do, over the screaming of the impeachment crowd and the warmongers in the U.S. foreign policy establishment. More power to him, I say.

The Warmongers

Back in 2007 Amy Goodman interviewed 4-star general Wesley Clark, who was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the 1999 Yugoslav war. This was during the last year of Bush 41's administration. This may give some insights into how these nutcase warmongers think.

AMY GOODMAN: Do you see a replay in what happened in the lead-up to the war with Iraq — the allegations of the weapons of mass destruction, the media leaping onto the bandwagon?

GEN. WESLEY CLARK: Well, in a way. But, you know, history doesn’t repeat itself exactly twice. What I did warn about when I testified in front of Congress in 2002, I said if you want to worry about a state, it shouldn’t be Iraq, it should be Iran. But this government, our administration, wanted to worry about Iraq, not Iran.

I knew why, because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.” I said, “Well, you’re too busy.” He said, “No, no.” He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, “I don’t know.” He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.” So I said, “Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?” He said, “No, no.” He says, “There’s nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.” He said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.” And he said, “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”

So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!”

AMY GOODMAN: I’m sorry. What did you say his name was?

GEN. WESLEY CLARK: I’m not going to give you his name.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

For years Iran has been a flashpoint for war. If you were President of the United States how would you deal with crazies like this? Who are these people? When Obama was elected in 2008 this is what he had to deal with for 8 years. It's probably why he had to escalate troop strength in Afghanistan after winning the Nobel. I'd imagine that the warmongers wouldn't be too upset about using threats even against the president. Maybe Trump got sick of it and is standing up to these people, which is why he's getting trashed.

We need everyone who is on the spiritual path to send lots of light to the president, and to policy makers. To everyone. We need peace, not war.

As the impeachment madness continues, it’s obvious now that the president wants to be impeached. He’s doing everything he can to antagonize the Democrats, all the while playing dumb. “My phone call was perfect!” he says over and over, referring to the phone call he had with President Zelinsky of the Ukraine. His tweets are becoming more and more belligerent, accusing Democrats of “witch hunts,” saying that the impeachment inquiry is “BULLSHIT,” and calling for the resignation and impeachment of Adam Schiff (D, CA) chairman of the House Intel Committee. You’d think the guy is stupid, wouldn’t you? Why would you continue to antagonize the people who want you out of office? People who observe Trump say it’s because he’s an out-of-control egomaniac. But I’m not so sure.

Perhaps Trump wants an impeachment, and a trial in the Senate. Why? So he can introduce documents, in a legal forum, without the charge of being politically biased. He knew he was going to be impeached on November 10, 2016, when media began speculating (two days after the election) what would happen if he committed an impeachable offense.  The Mueller investigation was supposed to find those impeachable offenses, but it didn’t. Now the Ukraine call is being used. Fighting impeachment was never going to work, even though Trump is making a good show of “resisting.” He wants it, he knew it was coming three years ago.

Does Trump have docs that will, as Q claims, bring down the Democratic party, and the corrupt pols in the Republican party? Or is this just another version of The Apprentice? We’ll find out. The Democrats want to tell Trump, “You’re fired!” And they probably will.

One thing about Trump: he never gives up. No matter how much pressure is put on him, he isn’t going to fold. Not like Richard Nixon in 1973.

Look for a frenzied run-up to the 2020 elections.

Looks like the Democrats have finally stopped talking and started acting. Although there still has not been a formal impeachment vote on the House floor, things are ramping up. Of course this could be just more talk, but really folks, if you're going to impeach the guy it's about time you got going. A good start was made by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who changed the House rules to allow depositions of witnesses to be taken without minority members present. This is a good step if you want to impeach a guy you hate: just don't allow his supporters in the room! Then, when the articles of impeachment are drawn up, the other side will have no clue when the Senate holds their trial. That's what I call fair treatment. After all, the president is a prick so he deserves it, right?

Source: "Pelosi’s House Rule Changes are Key Part of “Articles of Impeachment”, Being Drafted Over Next Two Weeks…"

The source is a conservative publication called the Conservative Treehouse, so the information in it is immediately suspect of course. After all, if Adolf Hitler, a known fascist, said that 2 + 2 = 4, we couldn't trust the information. (This logical fallacy is used all the time. However, the source of a fact is (or should be) irrelevant. But facts have long been discarded in this absurd, contentious screaming match between left and right where the truth is the first casualty).

In a tweet several days ago, Trump tweeted about “Liddle Adam Schiff” in reference to the whistleblower complaint filed with the ICIG, The Intelligence Community Inspector General.

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Another Trump tweet

My take on this is that Trump is saying that the complaint was written by lawyers on Schiff’s  staff. We know now that Schiff's committee had the whistleblower complaint document before it was released. The complaint reads like a legal brief. Go read it yourself, it's all over the internet.

The former NSA chief of staff suggests that the complaint was written by Congress people. See “Former NSA Chief of Staff Suggests Whistleblower May Have Had Congress Members’ Help on Drafting Complaint ” at https://www.theepochtimes.com/former-nsa-chief-of-staff-suggests-whistleblower-may-have-had-congress-members-help-on-drafting-complaint_3098870.html

One other important fact: The whistleblower complaint form, called the “Disclosure of Urgent Concern Form”, was changed in August 2019, just a month before the complaint came out, to allow hearsay evidence.

According to The Federalist,

Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings. This raises questions about the intelligence community’s behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. The new complaint document no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting.

“The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made public, eliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”

Source: “Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement of Firsthand Whistleblower Knowledge,” https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/27/intel-community-secretly-gutted-requirement-of-first-hand-whistleblower-knowledge/

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Original form, before August 2019
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Altered form after August 2019

The current Disclosure of Urgent Concern form (second image) can be found at https://www.dni.gov/files/ICIG/Documents/Hotline/Urgent%20Concern%20Disclosure%20Form.pdf

Apparently “I heard about it from others” is good enough these days to file a whistleblower complaint. This is called hearsay. I found the definition of “hearsay evidence” by going to startpage.com and picking the first non-ad entry, from findlaw.com:

Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

“The rule against hearsay is deceptively simple, but it is full of exceptions. At its core, the rule against using hearsay evidence is to prevent out-of-court, second hand statements from being used as evidence at trial given their potential unreliability.

Hearsay Defined

Hearsay is defined as an out-of-court statement, made in court, to prove the truth of the matter asserted. These out-of-court statements do not have to be spoken words, but they can also constitute documents or even body language. The rule against hearsay was designed to prevent gossip from being offered to convict someone.”

https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/hearsay-evidence.html

I’m no lawyer, but I do know that prosecutors don’t like cases based on  second and third hand accounts -- they prefer eyewitness accounts or docs. Much easier to get a conviction that way. The complainant admitted that he was not on the call between Trump and Zelensky, nor did he have access to the actual transcript before he filed the complaint.

The person who filed the complaint is a CIA officer who was assigned to the White House. That’s great. The CIA is, of course, known for its integrity. These are the same guys who organize coups to overthrow democratically elected leaders in other countries, give bad intelligence to U.S. policy makers that lead to foreign wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and who generally lie whenever it suits them. We should always trust the CIA.

If Congressional staffers did indeed write the complaint, this is the sequence of events:

1) Congressional staffers help a CIA officer who used to be assigned to the White House (and whose lawyers used to work for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D, NY)) to write a complaint against Trump. The complaint, nicely legal and looking good, and based on hearsay, is then submitted to the ICIG.

2) The ICIG sends it to staff lawyers in the department who claim that the complaint (the validity of which can easily be determined by actually reading the 5 page transcript of the conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky) doesn’t meet the requirements of a valid whistleblower complaint. The complaint is eventually released based on the new definition that hearsay evidence is acceptable.

3) Nancy Pelosi then starts an “impeachment inquiry” (a precursor to a formal vote in the House directing House committees to begin writing the Articles of Impeachment) based on the complaint.

4) Mainstream news outlets then begin a campaign to impeach the president.

5) Adam Schiff, in committee, then reads a fabricated version of Trump’s conversation with Zelinsky. This is shown on news programs all over the country.

6) When minority members of Schiff’s Intelligence committee compare what he said to the actual transcript, they realize that the chairman has altered the text of what was actually said, and they call him on it.

7) Schiff then says that the minority member is right, but that his statements were “a sort of parody,” and that what he said wasn’t what the president said, but ‘it’s what the president meant, in so many words.’

9) The impeachment inquiry proceeds, trumpeted by the always objective mainstream media.

So we have a recently altered whistleblower form that has been changed to accept hearsay evidence just before a CIA officer submits a whistleblower complaint against Trump. The complaint itself may have been written by Congressional staffers, and the complainant’s lawyers worked for the opposition party. This complaint is then used as the basis of an impeachment investigation.

As the great David Crosby (of the Byrds) said in one of his songs, "There's something going on around here, that surely won't stand the light of day."

New York Senator Charles Schumer warned President Trump three years ago what would happen to him if he took on the intelligence community: "Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community -- they have six ways from Sunday to get back at you."

Senator Schumer warns president-elect Trump on January 3, 2017

Senator Schumer was oh so right! Impeachment proceedings have begun, based on a complaint by a whistleblower assigned to the White House. The whistleblower was a former CIA agent who has returned to the CIA!

To give both sides we'll post an article by Paul Craig Roberts, who was in the Reagan administration.

Don't listen to the talking heads in the media. Read the conversation between Ukrainian President Zelensky and Trump. Read the whistleblower's complaint. Think. Make up your own mind.