Trump takes 20 steps into North Korea, making history as first sitting US leader to enter hermit nation.

This is a headline from CNN.com, showing Kim Jong-Un and President Trump shaking hands at the DMZ, the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.

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Source: CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/29/politics/kim-jong-un-donald-trump-dmz-north-korea/index.html

Not everyone thinks that normalizing relations, and even peace, are desirable. For example, President Trump recently said about his national security adviser, John Bolton, “John Bolton is absolutely a hawk. If it was up to him he'd take on the whole world at one time.” Does it make sense that in a battle between dark and light, certain people will go to the dark? These are people who feel comfortable in the old energy, before 2012. Some of them are Nutters, as I describe in a previous blog post.

The Washington Post, mouthpiece for Jeff Bezos and the CIA, waxed cynical on this important peace gesture, saying, “One small step for the 45th president; one giant boost for his television ratings.”

(Source, “Beyond ‘Freedom’s Frontier,’ Trump scores his biggest live show yet in North Korea,” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/beyond-freedoms-frontier-trump-scores-his-biggest-live-show-yet/2019/06/30/269f33ec-9b07-11e9-830a-21b9b36b64ad_story.html?utm_term=.5a015ad764a0&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1)

The people who don’t want peace criticize peaceful gestures. Internationalists always find good reasons to promote conflict and war. In a fascinating article by Caitlin Johnstone, a self-styled socialist, on Medium, titled “The Forever War Is So Normalized That Opposing It Is “Isolationism,”” the author analyzes the exchange between Senator Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Tim Ryan, Congressman from Ohio, during the second Democratic debate. If you saw that debate, Congressman Ryan insisted that the Taliban had attacked the US during 9/11. Gabbard corrected Ryan more than once, stating correctly that the Taliban is an Afghan-only force, and that Al-Qaeda had attacked the US during 9/11. Part of Gabbard’s platform is getting U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

In a statement issued later, Ryan then accused Gabbard of being an “isolationist.”

“...Further, we continue to reject Gabbard’s isolationism and her misguided beliefs on foreign policy. We refuse to be lectured by someone who thinks it’s ok to dine with murderous dictators like Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad who used chemical weapons on his own people.”

Source: https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-forever-war-is-so-normalized-that-opposing-it-is-isolationism-8b4062aed18b

You can read the entire article, which is well-written and makes the point that isolationism and non-intervention are two entirely different things. Isolationism is simply having no political or trade relationships with another country, whereas non-intervention simply means, choosing not to fight in endless, pointless wars, as in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here is what Johnstone says. It’s brilliant, I think, and mirrors what we’ve been talking about in this blog.  

“More importantly, Ryan’s campaign using the word “isolationism” to describe the simple common sense impulse to withdraw from a costly, deadly military occupation which isn’t accomplishing anything highlights an increasingly common tactic of tarring anything other than endless military expansionism as strange and aberrant instead of normal and good. Under our current Orwellian doublespeak paradigm where forever war is the new normal, the opposite of war is no longer peace, but isolationism. This removal of a desirable opposite of war from the establishment-authorised lexicon causes war to always be the desirable option. This is entirely by design. This bit of word magic has been employed for a long time to tar any idea which deviates from the neoconservative agenda of total global unipolarity via violent imperialism as something freakish and dangerous.” [emphasis mine]

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-forever-war-is-so-normalized-that-opposing-it-is-isolationism-8b4062aed18b

In Orwell’s world of Big Brother, the idea is to dumb-down the language to the point that distinctions – the sign of intelligence – can no longer be made. Alternatives to endless war – such as peace – are simply labeled negatively, thus making them undesirable. Peace, the goal and desire of all sane, rational persons, is presented as something to be avoided. The Orwellian conception goes even further: completely eliminating the idea or concept of peace from the consciousness of the population.

The goal of internationalists – read interventionists – is to promote endless war. Who would want that? People invested in the old system, the arms manufacturers and traders, which Eisenhower called the military-industrial–complex. Johnstone says,

It all comes down to sovereignty. An anti-interventionist believes that a country has the right to defend itself, but it doesn’t have the right to conquer, capture, infiltrate or overthrow other nations whether covertly or overtly.”

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-forever-war-is-so-normalized-that-opposing-it-is-isolationism-8b4062aed18b

I think all sane, rational persons would agree with this.

Johnstone further distinguishes between “anti-war” and “never war under any circumstances.” It’s a good read.

As the 2020 election approaches we’re going to see more debates. It is helpful to understand the importance of language, and how it can be used to influence the consciousness of listeners. Don’t accept anything as true unless you look at it carefully. In this age of disinformation, it’s important to be aware and use discernment.   

Postscript

I'm not sure what this moment was about, but I saw this pic taken at the recently concluded G20 summit meeting in Japan. Smiles between leaders at international events are a good thing:

President Trump, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, and PM Narenda Modi of India share a moment at the G20 meeting in Japan. Attribution unknown.

We all know about the presence of social media software in our lives. The Big Tech giants Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple are data collection applications. All telecommunications companies in the U.S. liaise with the intelligence community; Snowden showed us that.  We all know this, even the most naive of us who use our mobiles every day. For an overview, see “Global Surveillance,” at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_surveillance

I’ll provide a quote from my latest novel, The Old Soul, so you can get an idea of the kinds of data collected by Big Tech.

From XKeyscore, global internet data: emails, video, voice. From PRISM, data from various U.S. internet companies; from ECHELON, satellite data; from DISHFIRE, a global surveillance collection system and database with hundreds of millions of text messages; from MYSTIC, metadata and the content of phone calls from different countries; from Tempora, fiber-optic data from the backbone of the Internet; from Fairview, the AT&T program that collects phone, internet, and e-mail data from major cable landing stations and switching stations inside the United States; from Boundless Informant, a metadata summary of worldwide data collection activities; from BULLRUN, encrypted online communications and data; from Pinwale, internet email... From STONEGHOST data, an information sharing and exchange program between the Five Eyes countries. And also data from the FBI’s email and electronic communication monitoring program and the FBI’s wiretap surveillance system on telecommunications devices in the United States.”

Recent revelations that the Facebook app is listening even when your phone is off, and that Alexa and Nest devices record a lot more than you think they do, is further proof that the dark army is, in its last gasp, trying to establish a global surveillance/police state. In the West, this is being provided by Big Tech. In the East, helped along by Alphabet, the parent company of Google, President Xi has developed the Sesame Credit system, which monitors and catalogs the activities of all 1.4 billion Chinese. That is also the goal of certain factions in the US. Even the Japanese (a country still fairly sane, unlike the US and China, the supposed “world leaders”) are getting into the act. Line, the Japanese social media giant, recently introduced a social credit system (See “Line Just Went Orwellian With Its Social Credit Scoring System,” at https://www.fastcompany.com/90370203/line-just-went-orwellian-on-japanese-users-with-its-social-credit-scoring-system).  

In the US, readers are bombarded every day with lunacy from the mainstream news media. Idiotic articles like the one published in the Wall Street Journal today (June 27) proclaim, “Doomsday Math Says Humanity May Have Just 760 Years Left.” https://www.wsj.com/articles/doomsday-math-says-humanity-may-have-just-760-years-left-11561655839

C’mon, man. This contrived stupidity isn’t going to wash.  Articles like these are published for only one reason: to engage the co-creative power of human consciousness. To get people thinking this way so that we will all co-create a dystopian future. It won’t work because the Nutters and the Doomsdayers are 40 years too late. The same Big Tech that is being used in an attempt to enslave humanity is also the reason such a program must fail. There is simply too much information out there, even if a lot of it gets censored. Too many people have woken up, especially the millennials and those born after 2000. These kids are smart. Some of them will fall for the dark side bullshit, but most of them won’t. These “new” kids are being born into a new energy, and they think differently.

Lots of old fogies like me who helped to get us past the extinction event at the end of the last millennium are still mired in old energy garbage. Anyone born before 1990 is part of the past, with all of its old energy and old thinking. The new kids are looking at the system and can see how stupid and broken it is. Fortunately, a lot of us from my generation can see it too, as the light shines brighter and brighter on this planet, and provides for an advance in human consciousness.

That’s why the dark army is going to lose.

The only question is, how much of the bullshit and the doomsday proclamations will the public believe? How much of the dark army nonsense will the population co-create?

We live in a vibrational universe: You get what you put your attention on. The universe doesn’t want anything from you, it doesn’t demand anything from you. Vibrationally speaking, it is a trusty servant. The universe simply gives you more of what you are thinking and talking about. The dark army knows this. It has been their main weapon for centuries now: Get over on people, scare them, make them angry, divide them by race, culture, and creed. Keep them fighting, feed them disinformation.

We know this now.   

It’s up to us to stop believing the dark army line, which is always mired in distrust, intolerance, divisiveness, and conflict. It’s time to stop believing in the fake left-right, liberal-conservative, Democrat-Republican agenda.

The new paradigm is tolerance, cooperation, harmony, freedom, and compassion. The new kids know this, and more and more of us who were born before 1990 know it as well. The old paradigm, dark army operatives are mired in their “my way or the highway” belief systems. These belief systems exist on the “left” and on the “right.”

They are doomed to failure because humanity has made a collective decision to go to the light. How long it takes to get there is ENTIRELY up to us. The power of human consciousness is simply not understood, but we’re getting there. 8 billion human beings co-creating literally has the power to create a Golden Age on this planet, and the power to do it quickly.

Let’s get to it!

The change agent, President Trump, is not yet through with his mission: to break up the old, rotting paradigm that organizes and promotes inequality, drugs and arms trafficking, and above all, human trafficking and child abuse. If you don’t believe these networks exist, and that some powerful and influential people in business, politics, and entertainment are part of these networks, you’re about to find out. We all are. Hopefully.

Trump’s job (and I hope he does it) is to release information that has been being slowly collected since 2017. Right now there are over 100,000 sealed proceedings sitting at the DOJ, waiting for the light of day. Only a very few of these have been unsealed as of this writing. Releasing this info will identify a lot of the dark actors, and make possible the dismantling of the dark networks. However, the president may decide that his own re-election, and the attraction of being in the spotlight, may be more important. He may abandon his mission and go down the road of personal power and gain.

What is certain is that, eventually, the majority of the population will become tired not only of endless war, but of endless debate, contention, and confrontation. The wave of support Trump experienced in 2016 may last until 2020, but some time along the road voters will be looking for politicians who can bring everyone together.

 Right now that simply cannot happen because the corruption in our politics is so ingrained, and so ubiquitous, that the system needs to be cleaned out first. Trump is the perfect  guy to do this: someone with a huge ability to confront darkness, who will never back down until the end. This is the same characteristic that will eventually lead to the end of the Trump phenomenon. But that’s down the road a little way.

Unfortunately, so  far at least, the Democrats are clueless. For example, here is what Bernie Sanders said about Trump:

'To bring the American people together around an agenda that works for all of us, not just the wealthy on top,’” Sanders said. ‘We have a president who is a racist, who is a sexist, who is a homophobe, a xenophobe, and he is a religious bigot. His strategy of reelection is to divide the American people up. Our job is to allow him not to do that.’”

Source: “Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders had 2 very different answers to Trump’s official 2020 campaign launch,” Vox, Ella Nilsen, Jun 18, 2019,https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/6/18/18684456/joe-biden-bernie-sanders-trump-2020-campaign

Poor ol’ Bernie. If you don’t have enough self-awareness to understand that using terms like racist, sexist, homophobe, xenophobe, and bigot are themselves very, very divisive, you don’t deserve to be the political leader of our country. And if you’re doing it on purpose, that’s even worse. If you object to the divisiveness of Trump, why are you being so divisive yourself? We all know what Trump is, and what his mission is. Trump has to be confrontational in order to take down the dark networks.

The other Democratic candidates (so far) provide absolutely no alternative to Trump because they use the same tactics as Trump. What’s the difference between a fascist and an “anti-fascist” if they both use the same tactics? The answer is, there is no difference. If the Democrats were smart they would simply ignore the president, and come up with a plan for greater cooperation. Instead, all we hear is Trump bashing, just like Bernie. What’s the difference between “Democratic Socialism” and the “National Socialism” of the German Nazi party? My guess is, not much.

Donald Trump will go down as the most divisive politician in U.S. history. But if he does his job and exposes the corruption, he’ll eventually be regarded as a hero who did a really, really tough job and got not much credit for it.

We’ll see. The Democratic debate starts tonight in Miami! Will it be a circus, or something memorable?

Current events have shown us that human beings are gradually being separated into those with lower consciousness and those with higher consciousness. Apparently, as the light-dark battle progresses, some will turn away from the light and others will embrace it.

Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, is one who embraces the dark side. President Trump, on Meet The Press this Sunday, was interviewed by Chuck Todd. According to RT News,

Donald Trump has confirmed that his top foreign policy adviser wants to embroil the US in multiple international conflicts. But the US president insists he retains final say on whether American missiles are to fly into Iran. In a sit-down Meet the Press interview broadcast Sunday, host Chuck Todd asked Trump if he was ‘being pushed into military action against Iran’ by his advisers – presumably pointing to the aggressive pronouncements from National Security Advisor John Bolton.

‘I have two groups of people. I have doves and I have hawks,’ replied Trump. ‘John Bolton is absolutely a hawk. If it was up to him he'd take on the whole world at one time, okay?’

Trump then brushed away concerns about the influence of Bolton, who also served in the White House during the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. ‘That doesn't matter because I want both sides,’ said Trump.”

https://www.rt.com/news/462521-trump-bolton-fight-world-iran/

Apparently Bolton thinks that making the world safe for America means starting wars. That’s low consciousness.

On the other “side” of the fake left-right debate is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Today, June 24, she issued this Tweet:

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Not a “sliver of sunlight” to those you don’t like? Then you are in the dark.

Intolerance exists on both “left” and “right” in this fake debate between “good” and “evil.”

I think we are going to see a lot more of this. As the light enters the darkness within human consciousness, people will be forced to choose: the path of light and tolerance, or the path of darkness and intolerance. Negative karma will be exposed and will have to be resolved. Meanwhile, the media will continue to promote left vs right positions in politics. In this fake debate, people marshal facts to support their side, and demonize people on the other “side,” just like Bolton and AOC. Their intolerant attitude is, “my way or the highway.”  

What does the future look like?

Well, the higher vibrations are being separated from the lower vibrations. This is being done with free choice and free will by every individual on the planet. People are choosing their path – there’s no sitting on the fence now.

My guess is that the vast majority of people will eventually choose the higher vibrations, with a strong minority choosing the lower. This split between high and low vibes will cross national, cultural, sexual, economic, and political barriers.

Everyone who has ever incarnated on earth is here now. Karma from previous lifetimes throughout human history is being resolved. This is causing what looks to be chaos, but it’s all part of an incredible, complex divine plan agreed to by every member of the human race.

So far, it is impossible to identify any single person or organization as “leaders” in this consciousness-separating phenomenon. Although Trump is clearly THE worldwide focal point now, he exhibits qualities of both low and high vibrations. Trump, as I have written before, is a change agent on a planetary scale; an old, old, ancient soul who is a catalyst on the path of humanity as we walk through the darkness and into the light. He’s the guy who has to break the old system up. My opinion is that he has been granted a gigantic ego simply to do his job, which is to confront the darkness (and his own karma) on a worldwide scale. Have you even noticed that great leaders have huge egos? Trump is no exception.

 What are we likely to experience as the consciousness of humanity works its way toward the light?

Stage 1

We’re in the first stage now: chaos, as the worldwide human trafficking, drugs, and arms networks are slowly being exposed. These networks buy off politicians and even entire governments.

This information is going to shock a lot of people when it fully hits the mainstream press, who will have no choice but to report it. Many will ignore this stuff because it’s very hard to confront. But enough people will be able to do so, and the info will get out there, enabling those who are running these networks to be taken out of society.

My hope is that The Donald will continue on his bull-headed program of knocking down the old structures. He’s made a good start so far! The Donald’s job is the hardest one on the planet: he has to knock out the bad, even though there’s a lot of good in the old system. The analogy I have used is the old building that needs to be taken down for new construction. There’s still some walls in good shape, some of the floors are still good, there are some valuable paintings and artifacts in there. But the entire structure is rotting and needs to be replaced; the valuable pieces are rotting or have spills on them, or are in some way tainted.

Trump has to be the target of hatred, even from those supposedly on his “side” (like the warmonger John Bolton, who may also be one of the Nutters I talked about in a previous post). Unfortunately, the old paradigm is too integrated with the dark; it’s too connected to the current political and economic system for gentle handling. This is why we have seen nationalist movements spring up worldwide; objecting to Nutters, warmongers, and other corrupt officials within the current political structure. I personally would like to see a united world with transparent national borders, but humanity isn’t ready for that yet (although many people are, and more every day it seems). The dark trafficking and drugs networks exercise great influence in many governments, including our own. These networks have to be cleaned out before transparent borders can succeed, otherwise the dark army will simply pour through them. Whether you favor nationalism or not, the goal of these movements is to restore clean government. These nationalist movements appear to some as the rise of fascism on a planetary scale, but I interpret them as, overall, a necessary historical force that will eventually work to expose the corruption and the darkness.

You may disagree, but there is no point to looking at the future with pessimism. If your worldview is that fascism is going to take over and create a dystopian society, what are you doing here? A pessimistic worldview simply co-creates that in human consciousness. We now understand how powerful consciousness is, especially with 8 billion of us. The law of attraction and the law of vibration simply give us more of what we are focused on. The job of the lightworker is to spread light, not darkness and pessimism.  

Stage 2

The second stage is societal. Those who choose the path of intolerance will not be able to tolerate the higher vibrations. These individuals and groups will feel threatened by a message of compassion and tolerance; these vibrations will actually be painful for those who choose the dark path. Some of them (on the right) will feel that compassion for criminals, illegal aliens, and other perceived bad actors is weakness, and will attack those with messages of compassion. Those on the left will demand that fascists, racists, and others whom they perceive as lowlifes be  terminated. We’re already seeing this with John Bolton and AOC above. This “separation” of consciousness into high and low vibrations will continue until the psyche of humanity is cleaned out.

So-called normal persons will experience this as co-workers, family members, and friends choose the path of fear and intolerance, or compassion and tolerance. As someone who chooses the path of light, you may experience irrational hostility from those who have chosen the opposite path. Understand that these people are in real psychological pain, so go easy. You may not understand why you are the object of censure, but the answer is simple: because of your light. The low vibes find the higher vibes painful, so be aware of this. The lower vibes have less personal awareness than old souls, and a few of them will become unbalanced and frightened.

We are all going through a process of karmic clearing, or as some call it, Ascension. Planets of free choice go through this; it’s a painful process to negate millennia of karma from a test of energy that has been ongoing for at least two precession cycles (52,000 years). Old souls (the ones reading this) go through it first. Many of us are in the middle of cleaning out our personal dark sides. My friend Maurice Turmel has written about this on his blog:

I’ve had lonely times, anxious times, difficulties sleeping, chaotic dreams and a whole host of symptoms related to this Ascension process. And I’ve asked myself often: am I a Lightworker, Starseed or something else I can’t identify just yet, getting different answers on different days. I’ve dealt with personal trauma from childhood forward, cried buckets of tears to relieve myself of that pain, determined to do the healing necessary along the way.  I’ve opened my heart as regularly suggested and kept finding a host of pain relics that I didn’t know existed.  Are we done yet?”

You can find this great post at Maurice’s site https://thespiritualpsychologist.blogspot.com/2019/06/awakening-to-remember-1.html?spref=tw
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The second stage will see a “separation of the vibes” as people choose the path of light or dark. People in the higher vibrations will begin to live longer and happier than those who have chosen the other path. Questions will be raised, accusations will be made, but it won’t be like on the old timeline when the dark was stronger. Back then, you got lynched, burned at the stake, or ostracized.

The second stage will see a much more benign process as those who hold the light stay in the light and become, essentially, walking, living demonstrations of the light. People will start to ask, “Why is this person happier than me? Why is this person living longer than me?” At that point more and more people will go to the light. That’s down the road a little, I think.

Stage 3

Stage 3 comes when the tipping point is reached; when enough people decide to accept the light flowing into human consciousness. At this point the baseline of “human nature” will have risen to the point where peace on earth will be possible; where war and conflict will be the exception, not the rule. There will be broad agreement that fighting what you don’t want is stupid, and that creating what is wanted is saner. This is when human potential will begin to be released. New inventions will come forth that will enable us to look into the quantum realm and see the unity field (see my new book, The Old Soul). At that point, game over. Then the long path to Ascension, where all humans will become like the Masters: able to control matter and energy with consciousness.

How long will this take?

It’s up to you and me. Do we choose compassion and tolerance, creating a society with higher vibes, or do we fight against that which we do not want, unable to tolerate the evil?

Fighting evil with more evil is pointless, for it just creates more evil. Anti-fascists, for example, use the tactics of fascism to defeat those who are considered fascists. This is justified because “fascists don’t understand anything but violence and low vibrations. They are stupid.” Anti-fascists call these tactics “revolution.” But we all know that revolution leads to an “oppressed” group oppressing the oppressors, starting the cycle all over again.

This has been the history of the world for millennia. Now, after 2012, the human family has begun the process of breaking this cycle. As ugly as it seems, Hillary and The Donald are a sign that it’s happening. The old structures are being brutally taken down, and we’ve just begun.

Did you think we were going to wave a magic wand and all is well? Do you think the benevolent space brothers are going to land on the White House lawn and take care of all those wrongdoers? Or that the Ascended Masters are coming down on a cloud of light to bless humanity and make our problems disappear? These are adolescent ideas, folks.

People are risking their lives in this battle of light and dark – people who are tasked with breaking up the dark networks; whistleblowers who come from Big Tech, or hidden programs, to bravely shed light on these problems. Guys like me, who are just sitting on the sidelines, try to support these brave people. At the very least our responsibility is to be positive and send light everywhere we can. These brave lightworkers make it possible for the rest of us to enjoy a pretty good life here in the US. The path to the light goes through the darkness because, like it or not, this planet has been in the dark for a long time. Now we are starting to wake up to it!

We made this mess, each of us, over many lifetimes incarnating on the planet, and it’s up to us to clean it up. In order to understand this you have to get out of the ignorance of materialism and recognize the Higher Self, the God template, that is within all human biology. That’s the primary life test, folks.

All of us are responsible for the condition of the world, not just those leftists or rightists, or those evil Democrats or those evil Republicans. And above all, it aint Donald Trump’s fault or Hillary Clinton’s fault. These two were placed here to start the ball rolling.  You can read my new novel, The Old Soul, for more info about that.

You can help by exercising as much tolerance and compassion as you can. Send as much light as you can to Washington DC and the people there, on both “sides.”

Who said it would be easy? Are you willing to exercise genuine forgiveness for those you don’t like, or are you a fake lightworker? Are you just mouthing nice slogans, but in your heart you still hate those guys on the other “side”?

Whew! I just gave it to you, so now I have to practice what I preach. It’s a great time to be alive!

We ordained therein for them: "Life for life, eye for eye, nose for nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal." But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers. — Quran 5:45

In my research I come across a lot of interesting things. This verse from the Quran caught my eye. Of course there are different English translations for this verse, but I was struck by the phrase “But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself.” In some English translations of this verse “atonement” is written as “expiation,” both of which are synonyms.

Atone is from Middle English (originally in the sense ‘make or become united or reconciled’, rare before the 16th century): from “at one” in early use; later by back-formation from atonement. Expiate is from the late 16th century (in the sense ‘end (rage, sorrow, etc.) by suffering it to the full’): from Latin expiat- ‘appeased by sacrifice’, from the verb expiare, from ex- ‘out’ + piare (from pius ‘pious’).

This came up when I researched the Arabic term Qisas. According to Wikipedia,

Qiṣāṣ (Arabic: قصاص‎) is an Islamic term meaning "retaliation in kind", "eye for an eye", or retributive justice. In traditional Islamic law (sharia), the doctrine of qisas provides for a punishment analogous to the crime. Qisas is available to the victim or victim's heirs against a convicted perpetrator of murder or intentional bodily injury. In the case of murder, qisas gives the right to take the life of the killer, if the latter is convicted and the court approves. Those who are entitled to qisas have the option of receiving monetary compensation (diyya) or granting pardon to the perpetrator instead.”

According to this verse, if the victim of a crime remits retaliation, it is regarded as atonement for his or her own sins. I know next to nothing about Islam and the Quran, but this seems like an acknowledgment of karma, and a way to dissolve karma. In an “eye for an eye” society where retribution is common, an individual has himself or herself likely committed harmful acts toward another, so the act of forgiveness of similar acts done to him or her cleans up the victim’s karmic ledger. Even if the victim has led a blameless life, the act of remittance is regarded (so it would seem) as a counting against the ledger of the victim’s sins – if he or she chooses to exercise this option – and says nothing about the perpetrator.  

Of course the victim can choose punishment that fits the crime – in the case of murder, death to the perpetrator. But the option is open for monetary payment or even complete forgiveness. By atoning or expiating the crime, one becomes united or reconciled to the act by suffering it to the full.

This is the meaning of forgiveness. One cannot truly forgive (as opposed to mouthing affirmations of forgiveness) unless one has fully and completely confronted and resolved the emotions generated by the harmful act. If one “suffers it to the full,” it is possible to completely release the negative emotions associated with the incident. One then becomes united, or reconciled, to the harmful act. This is forgiveness on a very deep and spiritual level. It is the type of forgiveness taught by the Christ. It is also what happens in Traumatic Incident Reduction, which has the client go over and over the incident (suffering it to the full) until all negative emotion has been dissolved and the client can forgive.

I was pleased to see this in the Quran. Islam has been twisted by the dark and has been demonized in the West, but so have other religions. Twisting and de-legitimizing religion (and spirituality) is one of the primary goals of the dark, for the light of God is at their foundation. The dark is mired in materialism and cannot see past the biology, or contact the Higher Self. But forgiveness and remittance is common to all religions and spiritual practices.

Qisas, Iran, and Recent Events

Media reported (see previous blog posts) that Donald Trump authorized, then pulled back an attack on Iran in retaliation for Iran’s shooting down a U.S. drone in the Gulf of Oman. Who knows who did what to whom; some have speculated that the shooting down of the U.S. drone was a rogue element of our own military. Nevertheless, Trump’s tweet about this was interesting:

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Notice he said, “10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not proportional to shooting down an unmanned drone.”

Here we have a president who apparently understand the doctrine of Qisas – “wounds equal for equal.” The drone is property; the Iranian tankers and the Iranian port and the Iranian ships that were set ablaze in early June were property. Interestingly, the refinery that blew up in Philadelphia shortly after the Iranian port was set on fire is also property (See NBC News, “Massive Fire, Explosions at South Philadelphia Refinery Contained, But Not Yet Extinguished,” https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Massive-Fire-Reports-of-Explosions-at-South-Philadelphia-Refinery-Philadelphia-Energy-Solutions-I-76-Closed-511615281.html.)

In each of these incidents no lives were lost. Are the drone shooting, the refinery blazes, and the tanker attacks a form of Qisas? The Shiite leaders in Iran understand this concept very well, and it seems that President Trump does as well. Calling the attack on Iran off can be regarded, from the Quran definition, either as a "remittance," or as a strict following of the "wound for wound" doctrine. If it's a remittance, then according to Qisas, Trump's calling off the attack would be regarded by the Iranians as an atonement for Trump's own sins. Wow. Human relations are complicated! This battle between dark and light isn't for wimps.

There is way too much disinfo out there for citizens like me (who get info from publicly available sources) to state definitively who is behind this destruction of property in Iran and in the US. I sure as hell don't know whether the two refinery explosions are connected or not. But it looks like these events are following a strict program of retributive justice.

Before 2016 I thought Donald Trump was a moron. Now I think he might be a lot smarter than anyone thought.

We’ve heard a lot of talk from Democrats, especially younger Democratic leaders like Ocasio-Cortez, about impeaching President Trump. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted again on June 21: “This president needs to be impeached.”

I say, go for it!

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, careful not to antagonize moderate independent and Democratic voters, has issued many statements about impeachment since January, when Democrats regained control of the House. Failing impeachment, the House can censure the president.

 According to Politico,

The California Democrat [Pelosi] remained firm in her opposition to opening an impeachment inquiry into Trump right now but quashed the notion of censure — a less severe reprimand for public officials. Pelosi’s censure comments are significant because she is leaving the House with one option if they want to punish Trump — impeachment. ‘I think censure is just a way out. If you want to go, you gotta go,’ she said. ‘If the goods are there, you must impeach. Censure is nice, but it is not commensurate with the violations of the Constitution should we decide that’s the way to go.'”

(Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/19/nancy-pelosi-mueller-report-1369894

Well, why not? The House should impeach and get this over with. Then, during the Senate trial, Trump and his lawyers can bring forth all of the evidence in support of their claim – that officials in the Obama Administration, including Barack Obama himself – conducted an attempted coup against a legally elected president. I say, let’s get this impeachment evidence out into the open, or as much of it as possible. Then we can hopefully get on with governing this country in a rational manner, instead of the constant and pointless fighting between the two parties.

We know that the House writes the Articles of Impeachment, but what does the Senate do? It hears evidence and holds a trial. If two-thirds of Senators vote in favor, impeachment is successful and Trump is kicked out of office.

Here is what the United States Senate website says about impeachment:

Impeachment is a very serious affair. This power of Congress is the ultimate weapon against officials of the federal government, and is a fundamental component of the constitutional system of ‘checks and balances.’ In impeachment proceedings, the House of Representatives charges an official by approving, by majority vote, articles of impeachment. A committee of representatives, called ‘managers,’ acts as prosecutors before the Senate. The Senate Chamber serves as the courtroom. The Senate becomes jury and judge, except in the case of presidential impeachment trials when the chief justice of the United States presides. The Constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the Senate to convict, and the penalty for an impeached official is removal from office. In some cases, disqualification from holding future offices is also imposed. There is no appeal.”

How is evidence collected during an impeachment trial?

In 1934, Senator Henry Ashurst of Arizona, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, offered the resolution that became Rule XI after its adoption the following year. Rule XI provided: That in the trial of any impeachment the Presiding Officer of the Senate, if the Senate so orders, shall appoint a committee of senators to receive evidence and take testimony at such times and places as the committee may determine...

...The impeachment of Harry E. Claiborne in 1986 finally put into action Rule XI, and the Senate established a special trial committee to hear evidence and report to the full Senate. Likewise, Senate trial committees considered evidence in the cases of Alcee Hastings (1989), Walter Nixon, Jr. (1989), and G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. (2010), all of whom were convicted and removed from office. Nixon challenged the use of an impeachment committee on constitutional grounds. In 1993, in the case Nixon v. United States, the Supreme Court upheld the Senate’s right to determine its own procedures, including the use of a trial committee.”

Source: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Senate_Impeachment_Role.htm

So – the House impeaches and the Senate convicts. A special trial committee hears and collects this evidence in the Senate. Let’s lay it all out on the table: the Democrats present their evidence of obstruction and Russian collusion, and whatever else is in the Articles of Impeachment; the Republicans present their evidence of a Democratic coup, and any other evidence they have to support the president.

Nothing is being done in Congress anyway, except the appointment of more Trump judges, so why not get the impeachment thing over with now, before the 2020 election ramps up? The Democrats have everything in the Mueller Report. Adam Schiff keeps telling us the president is guilty as sin.

Democrats should stop talking and start acting! Either that, or STFU about it and get on with the business of the legislative branch.

In the last blog post I mentioned the eschatological nutters who want to reduce the human population to 500 million. I’m convinced these are the same guys who are trying to start a war between Iran and the US. I think these people, call them what you wanna – the military-industrial-complex, the cabal, the deep state – are a “rogue element,” a cancer, within the U.S. Washington D.C. establishment.

Some of them are nutters. Steven Aftergood, of the Federation of American Scientists, wrote a short article on fas.org, stating that a DoD publication from the Joint Chiefs of Staff promoted the use of nuclear weapons in a conflict. The text of the article is below:

DoD Doctrine on Nuclear Operations Published, Taken Offline

Posted on Jun.19, 2019 in Dept of Defense, Military Doctrine by Steven Aftergood

The Joint Chiefs of Staff briefly published and then removed from public access a new edition of their official doctrine on the use of nuclear weapons. But a public copy was preserved. See Joint Publication 3-72, Nuclear Operations, June 11, 2019.

The document presents an unclassified, mostly familiar overview of nuclear strategy, force structure, planning, targeting, command and control, and operations.

"Using nuclear weapons could create conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability,’ according to one Strangelovian passage in the publication. "Specifically, the use of a nuclear weapon will fundamentally change the scope of a battle and create conditions that affect how commanders will prevail in conflict."

The document might have gone unremarked, but after publishing it last week the Joint Chiefs deleted it from their public website. A notice there states that it (JP 3-72) is now only ‘available through JEL+’ (the Joint Electronic Library), which is a restricted access site. A local copy remains publicly available on the FAS website.”

Source: https://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2019/06/nuclear-operations/

Nutters like this think about using nuclear weapons in war. It’s part of the dark side thinking, but it’s telling that the document was removed from public view shortly after it was released. That’s because the consciousness of humanity has risen beyond nuclear war. Even if nutters still think it’s a good idea, it won't work. Despite all of their efforts to create major conflicts, the energy on the planet has risen to the point where such dark ideas won't take hold. I mention this because it's time to confront the dark side and get out of fear. It's part of the Heroes Journey we are all on.

Trump himself has called for the elimination of nuclear weapons, peace in the Middle East, and has negotiated a peace on the Korean peninsula, which President Xi of China recently said was the “correct direction.” As quoted in the Korean Times today,

President Xi Jinping asked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to resume his country's nuclear dialogue with the United States as China supports a process on finding a ‘political solution’ in achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported Thursday. ‘The international community expects the United States and North Korea to restart a productive dialogue. In the past year, the peninsular issue has seen bright prospects for resolution through dialogue and won the recognition and expectations of the international community,’ CCTV quoted Xi as saying during his summit with Kim.” [emphasis mine]

Source: “Xi asks Kim to resume US-NK denuke talks,” http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2019/06/356_270981.html

Counter these peace overtures with the craziness in the Gulf of Oman (light vs dark again). Today, July 20, a day before the summer solstice, Trump was asked by a reporter about the shooting down of a U.S. drone in the Gulf of Oman. The drone, according to CENTCOM (U.S. military’s Central Command, based in Tampa Florida), was “a Global Hawk used by the US Navy,” and was an "unprovoked attack on a US surveillance asset in international airspace.” (Source: The Drive, at https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28613/everything-we-know-about-irans-claim-that-it-shot-down-a-u-s-rq-4-global-hawk-drone)

Trump said, according to the article, after being asked whether his advisors were pushing him toward war,

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I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t sound like a guy who likes endless war. Trump is an America First nationalist. That may be repugnant to some, but America Firsters want the US to concentrate on America, not on fighting expensive wars across the globe.

That objective is reserved to the Nutters, who came out of the woodwork in the US back on November 22, 1963, when they assassinated JFK (see endnote).

Every American president since JFK has been surrounded by what President Eisenhower back in 1961 called the military-industrial-complex. Supposedly the U.S. president is commander-in-chief of the U.S. military. Does that mean he has complete control of an outfit that spends almost a trillion dollars every year?

Humanity is fighting a battle of dark vs. light. The dark will always act to start wars and promote conflict. The light will work to promote peace and diffuse conflict. The interesting part comes when the light sees that the dark is about to commit a crime, or act on a Nutter Agenda. Sometimes you have to be firm and not show weakness. I think that’s what the president is trying to do in this situation, with the broader goal of “pulling back.”

Update June 21, 2019:

President Trump authorized and then pulled back a strike on Iran for shooting down the drone, stating in a Tweet that “...On Monday they [Iran] shot down an unmanned drone flying in International Waters. We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it....”

In another vein, Professor Steven Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University, recently wrote a piece in The Nation. In an article titled “Washington’s Dr. Strangeloves,” he commented cogently on the US-Russian relationship. He said,

...Both leaders [Trump and Putin] had recently expressed hope for improved US-Russian relations. On May 4, Trump again tweeted his longstanding aspiration for a ‘good/great relationship with Russia’; and this month Putin lamented that relations ‘are getting worse and worse’ but hoped that he and Trump could move their countries beyond ‘the games played by intelligence services.’ [emphasis mine]

Cohen continues:

As I have often emphasized, the long historical struggle for American-Russian (Soviet and post-Soviet) détente, or broad cooperation, has featured many acts of attempted sabotage on both sides, though most often by US intelligence and defense agencies. Readers may recall the Eisenhower-Khrushchev summit meeting that was to take place in Paris in 1960, but which was aborted by the Soviet shoot-down of a US spy plane over the Soviet Union, an intrusive flight apparently not authorized by President Eisenhower. And more recently, the 2016 plan by then-President Obama and Putin for US-Russian cooperation in Syria, which was aborted by a Department of Defense attack on Russian-backed Syrian troops.

Now the sabotaging of détente appears be happening again....Washington’s war party, or perhaps zealous Cold War party...is on the move. Certainly, Trump has been repeatedly thwarted in his previous détente attempts, primarily by discredited Russiagate allegations that continue to be promoted by the war party even though they still lack any evidential basis. (It may also be recalled that his previous summit meeting with Putin was widely and shamefully assailed as ‘treason’ by influential segments of the US political-media establishment.)”

Reuters reported last night in an article titled “Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack was imminent, called for talks - Iranian officials”:

“DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent. ‘In his message, Trump said he was against any war with Iran and wanted to talk to Tehran about various issues ... he gave a short period of time to get our response but Iran’s immediate response was that it is up to Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei to decide about this issue,’ one of the officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity.”

See https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-oman-exclusive/exclusive-trump-warned-iran-via-oman-that-us-attack-was-imminent-called-for-talks-iranian-officials-idUSKCN1TM0UZ

I have no idea whether the Nutters are related to what Cohen calls Washington’s “war party,” but it seems that President Trump is not buying into their warmongering. Thank God!

EndNote: The reasons for this are not clear, but you don’t kill a president on a whim. Some say JFK was about to reduce the power of the Federal Reserve when he issued Executive Order 11110, but this has been debunked by G. Edward Griffin, author of  The Creature from Jekyll Island,  IMHO the best book on the Federal Reserve. If you are interested in this debate about JFK and the Fed, go here to see what Griffin has to say: https://freedomforceinternational.org/position-statements/jfk_and_fed/

With the recent warmongering in the Gulf of Oman/Strait of Hormuz, next to Iran, and the waterway that transports the majority of the world’s oil, President Trump has acted to realign the U.S. military.

Gulf of Oman and Strait of Hormuz (marked on map).

In an earlier post I was wondering who attacked the two oil tankers in the Gulf on June 13. On June 5, according to oilprice.com, a huge fire destroyed an Iranian shipping port, and on June 7, six Iranian merchant ships were set afire.

On June 5, 2019, huge fire consumed a storage facility for oil products at the Shahid Rajaee port in southern Hormozgan Province. Located west of Bandar Abbas, the Shahid Rajaee port is Iran’s largest container shipping port. Reportedly, a vehicle used for transporting shipping containers exploded and caught fire. Since there were oil products near the site of the explosion, the blaze spread quickly to several tanks and storage sites and caused heavy damage to the port. The spreading fire set off huge explosions which shot fireballs and heavy smoke high into the air. On June 7, 2019, six Iranian merchant ships were set ablaze almost simultaneously in two Persian Gulf ports.”

Source: https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/Middle-East/Declassified-The-Sino-Russian-Masterplan-To-End-US-Dominance-In-The-Middle-Ea.html

Who is behind this warmongering escalation? The Iranians claim that they don’t want war:

A top Iranian official on Wednesday assured the nation it would not go to war with the U.S., according to Reuters, citing state news agency IRNA. ‘There will not be a military confrontation between Iran and America since there is no reason for a war,’ Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, said. ‘Accusing other countries has turned into a common practice among U.S. officials as they try to pressure other counties.’”

Source: The Hill, “Top Iranian official: No need for a war with US,” https://thehill.com/policy/international/middle-east-north-africa/449258-top-iranian-official-there-is-no-reason-for-a

Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (whom he trusts way more than John Bolton, his loose-cannon national security adviser, in my opinion), made a statement. According to the Associated Press and the Courthouse News Service,

The Trump administration is not seeking conflict with Iran and its military buildup in the Persian Gulf is aimed entirely at deterring Iranian aggression and threats to U.S. interests and international shipping, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.”

Source: https://www.courthousenews.com/pompeo-us-forces-in-persian-gulf-just-a-deterrent/

Not only that, but Trump is replacing the Defense Secretary and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two (supposedly) most powerful positions in the U.S. military. According to Military.com,

President Trump's tweet on Tuesday that Army Secretary Mark Esper will take over as acting Pentagon chief could mean a dramatically altered power landscape in the U.S. military, with Army leaders in charge of the Joint Chiefs and the Defense Department....The Army's sudden surge in dominance at the Pentagon will represent a dramatic change from just one year ago when many top billets were held by Marines, with retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis serving as Pentagon chief alongside Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Mattis resigned in December and Dunford is scheduled to step down from the post at the conclusion of his second term in September.”

Source: Military.com, “Major Power Shift Underway at Pentagon as Army Leaders Step Up,” Michael Cox, June 18, 2019, https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/06/18/major-power-shift-underway-pentagon-army-leaders-step.html

OK, so what caused this drastic reshuffling? I’m just a civilian with no military experience, and no “sources.” But it’s pretty clear to me now that the recent U.S. warmongering with Iran is Deep State stuff. These are the same eschatological nutcases who want a world war to reduce the planet’s population to 500 million or less. You can see this if you Google “Georgia Guidestones” and look at the images. It’s written right on one of the stones. (Truth is a lot stranger than fiction, folks. You can’t make this shit up – it’s too unbalanced and stupid. But the dark is stupid because they can’t see the light.)

So, if this is true, does Trump have control of the military? Obviously not, but has any president (who is supposed to be the “commander-in-chief” in this fictional, corporate controlled  “democracy” we live in) have control of the military? Is this an action  to realign the U.S. military, giving power to the Army? Perhaps. Why would the president do that? Maybe because Trump is sick and tired of dealing with rogue and corrupt elements in government. Many people will argue that Trump himself is the rogue element, but I don’t believe that anymore. Trump has already shown his desire for peace with his trip to Singapore in 2018, and his Asian tour in late 2017, when he arranged for peace on the Korean Peninsula. He also wanted to propose a Middle East peace plan that would  establish a Palestinian state and secure borders for Israel, but he had to scrap that one because of the Mueller fiasco.

Is it insane to suggest that there are unbalanced people in government, and that the dark forces want to start a war? Well, they have been trying for decades but it hasn’t happened, and it won’t happen. I’m sure we’ll eventually learn who is behind this confrontation with Iran, but for now we have to understand that the dark forces are being forced out of the closet and are making themselves known. My interpretation on this military shakeup is that it’s a positive step, hopefully eliminating warmongering elements.

Time Fractals Repeating  

In a previous blog post we have discussed the idea that humanity is on a new timeline, but that remnants of the old timeline are still in the consciousness of humanity. We said that history repeats itself. It’s like in your personal life: if you don’t learn a life lesson it keeps repeating, in slightly different form, until you recognize and handle it. Well, the conflict with Iran has resulted in a scene that eerily resembles the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. According to The Drive,

One of Russia's newest warships, the first-in-class Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov, is sailing in the Caribbean and may be headed toward Cuba...The frigate also has 16 vertical launch cells capable of accommodating the Kalibr land-attack cruise missile. Kalibr is a combat-proven weapon, which gives the ship a real long-range land attack capability. The vertical launch system array can also fire the Oniks supersonic anti-ship cruise missile.”

Source: TheDrive.com, https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28591/russias-most-modern-warship-and-its-escorts-have-entered-the-caribbean-sea

This isn’t really a big deal, because the Admiral Gorshkov isn’t the first Russian ship to enter the Caribbean. The article makes plain that the ship is there just to show off, and has no demonstrable hostile intent. (If you read the article, it’s reliability is even questioned.) It’s a  fractal repeat of history. In 1962, on the old timeline, Nikita Khrushchev was supposedly installing nuclear missiles in Cuba. It’s a long way from nuclear missiles in Cuba to a small flotilla of ships, so this is a very scaled-down time fractal from the original.  But it’s an example of how history can repeat, until we learn the lesson.

What’s The Point?

The dark-light battle is being fought on a timeline where the light is winning even as the dark is organizing for its survival. Their goals of world domination are hardly believable because it’s so stupid and insane, but brave people on the front lines – whistleblowers, white hats in the intelligence community and in the military – are fighting and dying in this war. It’s up to us civilians and lightworkers not to panic. There will be no world war, we are beyond extinction events. Conflicts will be fought locally or regionally, but they will not escalate. These time fractal history repeats are on a much less dangerous scale, but they will be blown up by the corporate controlled mass media in order to cause fear. Don’t fall into the fear trap.  

Oil

The world’s most valuable commodity in the present fossil fuel matrix is oil. An entire economic system of world trade has been built around the petrodollar. This trading system is now beginning to break up as Russia, China, and India are trying to eliminate their dependence on the U.S. dollar (See “How Petrodollars Affect the U.S. Dollar,” Investopedia,  Zaw Thiha Tun, updated Oct 16, 2018, at https://www.investopedia.com/articles/forex/072915/how-petrodollars-affect-us-dollar.asp).

The energy sector on this planet is at least 5 trillion USD every year, so that’s a lot of money to fight over. Most of the world’s conflicts are fought over resources that come from the earth.

On the new timeline, inventions are coming that will lessen our dependence on primitive fossil fuels, which will lead to energy independence for all nations and peoples. But that can’t happen if the world’s population is in fear. The consciousness of humanity will determine whether we are ready to allow these new inventions to come in, because they are based on advanced science that can be militarized.

If the population continues in fear, the old system will perpetuate. The solution to world peace is a collective rise in consciousness, and more tolerance and understanding. This will only happen when individuals begin to practice more tolerance in their daily lives, because the collective is a synergetic sum of all individuals on the planet.

A fascinating article has been published by the Pew Foundation on June 17, 2019, based on a report from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population division, “World Population prospects 2019.”

Here are some sample graphics from the article, which can be found at https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/17/worlds-population-is-projected-to-nearly-stop-growing-by-the-end-of-the-century/

World population growth is projected to flatten by 2100.

The global fertility rate is expected to be 1.9 births per woman by 2100, down from 2.5 today. 2.1 is replacement value – the rate of birth at which the population neither rises nor falls.

African population growth to remain strong until 2100.
African population to be the youngest in 2100

Never would have thunk it! India will eventually surpass China as the world’s most populous country, but Africa’s population will be almost as large as Asia’s by 2100. Africa is the heart chakra of the planet. The continent has been abused for centuries and held down. Perhaps, in the 21st century, Africa will cause humanity to become more heart-centered. We certainly could use an infusion of good vibes!

NBC News did an excellent program on the Chinese social credit system, which essentially creates a police state using artificial intelligence, complete with “tattlers” who spy on their neighbors and report suspicious conduct to the authorities. I am posting this program without comment, other than to say that the equivalent in the US is the intelligence-community-monitored Big Tech information gathering companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, etc. The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) hasn’t yet perfected the social credit system, which (the program says) will take another 5–15 years. If you have ever seen the program “Person of Interest” you will recognize the sesame credit system as similar to the one in that program.

In a nation of 1.4 billion people, it’s important to have social stability. But at what cost? Here we have an example of East-West cultural differences. Western societies are younger and place more emphasis on individual freedoms. Eastern cultures are more concerned with social harmony. The point is, how do you achieve social harmony?

In both Western Big Tech and the Chinese Sesame Credit system, algorithms and AI are used to regulate human conduct. (See “Algorithms have gotten out of control. It's time to regulate them,” The Week, Navneet Alang, 3 April 2019, https://theweek.com/articles/832948/algorithms-have-gotten-control-time-regulate)

China is the leader of the East, the US is the leader in the West. You can see the similar development of human regulation in both areas. East-West is again part of the light-dark duality, which humanity is resolving now.

It’s something to think about in this monumental battle for the heart and soul of humanity. On the one hand, coming together is a divine impulse and it represents cooperation and harmony. On the other hand, a forced state-sponsored police state is not the answer. OUR choices will make the difference whether freedom or tyranny is the theme for future generations of the human race. The time to decide is now.