In a fascinating article on The Drive website, authors Brett Tingley and Tyler Rogoway report on a new mass control vehicle developed by the U.S. Navy, described in the article as a “Craft Using An Inertial Mass Reduction Device,” patented by an inventor named Salvatore Cezar Pais.

Apparently Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs for several years, and such devices as described in the article could be responsible.

The United States Secretary of Navy is listed as the assignee on several radical aviation technologies patented by an aerospace engineer working at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) headquarters in Patuxent River, Maryland. One of these patents describes a "hybrid aerospace-underwater craft" claimed to be capable of truly extraordinary feats of speed and maneuverability in air, water, and outer space alike thanks to a revolutionary electromagnetic propulsion system.

The patent was first applied for on April 28, 2016, over a decade after the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group encountered strange Tic Tac-shaped aircraft and nearly a year after Navy pilots across multiple squadrons flying out of Naval Air Station Oceana and NAS Norfolk experienced a string of bizarre encounters with unidentified aircraft, some of which, like the Tic Tac, seemed to possess exotic performance capabilities.”

Well, well, well. Dr. Steven Greer has been talking about this for decades. Greer says that exotic technology such as gravity control and energy from the vacuum have already been developed in the special access programs. Perhaps this article is some sort of “soft disclosure” that the technology exists.

Certainly, the planet can no longer abide a primitive fossil-fuel energy creation and distribution system that is based on scarcity, and that pollutes our air, water, and land.

The article states that

The hybrid aerospace-underwater craft in Pais’ patent, meanwhile, is described as being capable of incredible feats of speed and maneuverability and can fly equally well in air, water, or space without leaving a heat signature. This is possible, Pais claims in the patent, because the craft is able to ‘engineer the fabric of our reality at the most fundamental level” by exploiting the laws of physics.’”

The article is titled Docs Show Navy Got 'UFO' Patent Granted By Warning Of Similar Chinese Tech Advances, and subtitled “Patent documents indicate that the U.S. and China are actively developing radical new craft that seem eerily similar to UFOs reported by Navy pilots.”

You can find it here:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28729/docs-show-navy-got-ufo-patent-granted-by-warning-of-similar-chinese-tech-advances

It’s well worth reading.

Justin Amash (R, Mich) left the Republican party today. Tellingly, he did not join the Democrats. Amash says he is now an independent, no longer affiliated with either of the parties. In doing so, I think he expressed concerns of many Americans. I haven’t voted Republican or Democrat since 1972. I am, like many Americans, weary of the constant hostility between the two parties, which has resulted in a deadlocked system that seems to maintain a status quo geared toward persons with little integrity.

In his memo he said, “The two-party system has evolved into an existential threat to American principles and institutions.”

It’s hard to disagree with that.

Modern politics is trapped in a partisan death spiral, but there is an escape," he writes. "Most Americans are not rigidly partisan and do not feel well represented by either of the two major parties. In fact, the parties have become more partisan in part because they are catering to fewer people, as Americans are rejecting party affiliation in record numbers."

Source: Reason.com, “Justin Amash Declares Independence From Republican Party,” https://reason.com/2019/07/04/justin-amash-declares-independence-from-republican-party

Yup. Amash claims that the two parties represent fewer and fewer voters, as people tire of the constant hatred within the two-party system. He says,

...independent-minded Americans, however, tend to be less politically engaged than Red Team and Blue Team activists. Many avoid politics to focus on their own lives, while others don't want to get into the muck with the radical partisans. I'm asking you to believe that we can do better than this two-party system—and to work toward it. If we continue to take America for granted, we will lose it."

Ibid

The President’s response just plays up what Amash said in his memo. It's a sign of the rigid, inflexible times we live in:

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It is clear that our political system has completely broken down. Amash’s breakaway from the Republican Party but his refusal to join the Democrats demonstrates this.

I believe that, eventually, moderation will become a trend in politics. In the future, voters are going to look for more compassionate candidates who are willing to work with each other, not against each other.

Hopefully a new trend toward moderation will develop that can build a bridge between the rigid Red-Blue political divide.

Is it possible to be 100% positive all the time?

It is if you connect with the God within. When I’m connected like that I don’t even think a negative thought. It’s just a feeling that everything is right and perfect. There’s only one problem: it doesn’t last. For a few minutes here and there, sometimes even for several hours, but it goes away. The good feeling goes away because I have an insatiable desire to know things.

Although the desire to know things is a divine impulse, we live in a duality. The desire to know takes me into the light, which then shines upon the darkness we live in, or the darkness in my own Akash or in my life. This is the nature of the duality. Paradoxically it seems, the search for truth, the desire for peace, and embracing the light also exposes the opposite. These divine impulses force a person to confront the darkness within. This is happening on the world stage as well, where the collective consciousness of humanity is confronting the demons it has created over the centuries.

How much darkness should a person confront? The answer to that lies in how much darkness is within you. Old souls will have more to confront, due to the greater number of previous lifetimes. Younger souls are probably in a better position to stay in the light because there isn’t as much darkness within them; yet old souls have a much greater impulse to go to the light. My wife is an old soul but her self-proclaimed soul mission is “to be a beacon of light.” She does a great job of that even though she has to put up with me! My mission is different.

I am like a lot of old souls: I am almost compelled to fulfill my soul mission. Some of us are healers, health care practitioners, counselors. I have infinite respect for these people as they try, one person at a time, to raise health and consciousness. My mission is to investigate, to write about the battle of dark and light, and how the light will win. I feel compelled to write books, articles, and to blog. However, I cannot take “sides.” My mission is to provide a more balanced perspective, and not be raising the flag for this side or that. There is good and bad in everyone, including me. My idea is that it’s better to be informed than to be ignorant.

Ascension

Some people involved in raising consciousness and going to the light don’t like the idea that each of us has a dark side, or that we should look into dark subjects. Their response to me is, “Why write about that crap? Stay positive.” Well yeah. But we don’t make it into the light until we walk that path through the darkness we have created. If you’re on the planet now, you are responsible for some of it. Confronting the duality sucks, but it is a necessary part of going to the light.

For example, an article came out on July 2, 2019, about Eric Schmidt, of Alphabet/Google fame. I am always cautious about linking to articles like this because some of the information is hard to confront, and some of it may be disinfo. But I’ve been blogging about Big Tech recently and I think this is relevant.

There are positive and negative aspects to AI and social media organizations. We all know how these apps and programs allow us to communicate to each other all over the world, spreading the light. On the other side of the duality is the impulse to control.

Is it better to know nothing about the other side of the duality, or to become aware of things that may affect your life? Vibrationally speaking the answer is obvious: stay away from the dark and only embrace the light. It is also possible, however, to stay in the light while engaging in the necessary process of confronting the dark. This is the best position, in my mind.

Regardless of your stance on this issue, the truth is that we are all confronting the duality whether we like it or not! Resisting the dark only brings it more powerfully to us.

The first step in handling anything is gaining the ability to face it. Confronting the duality is a necessary, but sometimes painful, business. It’s why many of us are here at the most important time in the history of the human race.

Google and Eric Schmidt

In that light, I am posting the article. You can make up your own mind about the information. Some people will probably find it ridiculous, or “just another baseless conspiracy theory.” Because social media and digital communication is an intimate part of our lives, however, it behooves us to find out the motivations and intent behind the movers and shakers in Big Tech. Eric Schmidt (and Google) is of those guys.

Former Lover Exposes Eric Schmidt https://aim4truth.org/2019/07/02/former-lover-exposes-eric-schmidt/

Related to this is a two-day boycott of social media by the co-founder of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/wikipedia-co-founder-plans-two-day-social-media-boycott-2019-07-03?mod=mw_latestnews

Doesn’t look like politics as usual, does it? Not since Donald Trump became president. There are a number of theories as to why Trump brought in so much chaos. Those on the left say he is a fascist, and is nurturing other fascist (nationalist) movements all over the world, and that the planet is sinking lower and lower into totalitarianism. Those on the right say that Trump is a savior, rooting out corruption in governments and exposing a Deep State that wants to subjugate mankind and create a police/surveillance state.

What Trump is doing is bypassing the mainstream media (e.g., MSNBC, CNN, New York Times) and its controlled opposition such as Alex Jones and Infowars. The US executive is engaged in a direct dialogue with selected parts of the public using Twitter and the Q board.

Media and the Intelligence Agencies

The mainstream media has had an intimate relationship to the intelligence services. For example, in Britain, the BBC is essentially an intelligence agency. An essay on E-International Relations points this out:

Journalism, or the media in general has been a part of intelligence related activities for a long time, one of the cases being the BBC’s emergence as an intelligence agency during the years of the Second World War. Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was established to conduct SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) by capturing and decoding encrypted enemy transmissions in 1939 (Calkins, 2011: 1). At the same time, a new unit was created within the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to ‘intercept, monitor and report on the open broadcasts of enemy, neutral and Allied radio stations’ (Calkins, 2011: 2). This BBC Monitoring Service was meant to listen to, record, transcribe and translate open radio transmissions, in this way producing OSINT i.e. open source intelligence. BBC Overseas Intelligence Department analysed the material and started issuing a Weekly Survey on ‘propaganda broadcast by enemy, neutral and allied countries’ in 1939 (Calkins, 2011: 2). Also, in the same year BBC began producing Daily Digest, which was mainly edited items broadcasted by foreign radio stations. This information was provided to the Ministry of Economic Warfare, the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Information, MI9, MI5 etc. (Calkins, 2011: 3), thus making BBC not only involved in data collection, but also in its analysis. Therefore the role of BBC was equal to the role and functions of an intelligence agency.”

(Source:  https://www.e-ir.info/2013/03/22/the-relationship-between-all-forms-of-media-and-intelligence-activity/

Here in the US, the media has long been connected with the intelligence community, ever since the National Security Act, which created the CIA, was signed by President Truman in 1947. If you want to find out more about this, look up Project Mockingbird. You’ll find everything from the assertion that Mockingbird USED TO BE a project by the CIA to influence reporters to write stories favorable to the “Establishment.” Others say it is an ongoing process; that the media is comped and that as long as you don’t stray into dangerous subjects, you can write what you want. Dr. Steven Greer’s work on the Disclosure Project is helpful to read in the area of the secrecy behind the special access projects and UFOs.

An important document in this regard was released by Glenn Greenwald (who worked with Edward Snowden) in 2014, and details a program called JTRIG. This program is part of the British intelligence service GCHQ. We know that GCHQ works with the CIA and American intelligence agencies, because both countries are part of the Five Eyes intelligence network. In the article, titled “How Covert Agents Infiltrate The Internet To Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations,” Greenwald says:

“One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.

Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about ‘dirty trick’ tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking ‘Five Eyes’ alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled ‘The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.’

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: ‘false flag operations’ (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting ‘negative information’ on various forums....

These GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets. Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the use of what GCHQ itself calls ‘false flag operations’ and emails to people’s families and friends. Who would possibly trust a government to exercise these powers at all, let alone do so in secret, with virtually no oversight, and outside of any cognizable legal framework?”

Glenn Greenwald, at https://theintercept.com/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

Apparently, false flag operations are not conspiracy theories at all, but tactics used by intelligence agencies to promote agendas. Unfortunately, these intelligence operations interface with news media, and influence the integrity of journalism itself.

The New Diplomacy

There is a war now in journalism for credibility and legitimacy, with the battle now emerging from the shadows into the public eye. It doesn’t really matter what you think of Trump or his administration because what we’re seeing in current events isn’t traditional politics. Trump doesn’t read presidentially from his teleprompter, he doesn’t conduct international relations as we’ve come to know it. That’s because the gloves are off now in the battle between dark and light. That which has been hidden is now going to be exposed.

A good example of the “new diplomacy” – not diplomacy approved by traditional think tanks and media outlets like the New York Times – is Trump’s recent, almost off-hand visit to North Korea to shake hands with Kim Jong Un, which I found inspirational. The old system thinking is represented perfectly by a quote from Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, in May 2017:

Hillary Clinton called North Korea one of the world's ‘wicked problems’ on Tuesday — and took a swipe at President Donald Trump’s tweeting habits at an appearance in New York City.  ‘Negotiations are critical,’ Clinton said of the efforts to achieve peace with the nuclear-armed nation. ‘But they have to be part of a broader strategy, not just thrown off on a tweet some morning that, “Hey, let’s get together, you know, see if we can’t get along and maybe we can, you know, come up with some sort of idea.” That doesn’t work.””

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/hillary-clinton-tweets-won-t-solve-threat-north-korea-n753951

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer wasn’t impressed, however.

'It's reality show foreign policy. He wants that photo op, he wants that little hit,’ Schumer said. ‘He had no strategic, long range sense of where to go or what to do, and if anyone thinks this doesn’t hurt America in the short term and the long run They're sadly mistaken. This was one of the worst few days in American foreign policy and American diplomatic history in a long time,’ Schumer said Monday in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.”

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/451273-schumer-trumps-meeting-with-north-korean-leader-one-of-the-worst-days-in

Interesting, I’d say. Trump makes an offhand tweet to Kim at the G20 meeting in Japan, 24 hours later he’s the first president to walk into No Ko. In official statements, both the North Koreans and the South Koreans were very pleased with the visit. How can this be a bad thing?

Apparently, in the new diplomacy, you can get things done in a hurry.

De facto Military-backed Government?

In my opinion, there is de facto a military government in the USA right now running the show, fighting a “deep state” shadow government. This military-backed government gets things done very quickly, without a lot of red tape. This relationship can be seen if you examine Trump’s first cabinet, which had no less than 4 military generals.

Go to the “Q” board at qanon.pub. There is little difference between Q and Trump; that’s because Trump has the backing of certain segments of the U.S. military. “Q” is military intelligence.

Evidence of the shadow government is everywhere, most recently in the skirmish in the Gulf of Oman, where Iran supposedly attacked a U.S. drone. Later, Trump’s military helpers traced back to who really did attack the drone, and it wasn’t Iran. So who did it?

The “deep state,” or whatever you want to call it, is a group of people who have no national or planetary loyalty, except to themselves.

My theory is that, in order not to scare the crap out of the population, a civilian facade is maintained within the military-backed Trump administration. People on the left are understandably alarmed by this, so their accusations of fascism and their hatred of Trump have some basis in fact. But spitting on Eric Trump in restaurants, kicking Trump’s Press Secretary out of the Red Hen, and beating up reporters (Andy Ngo) who are known to sympathize with Trump, isn’t a very effective way to beat the Trumpster.

What seems odd to me is that those who hate Trump don’t mention the involvement of military intelligence, or promote the line that Trump has created a fake military-backed administration. Not even AOC or Bernie mention it! This could be a great talking point for 2020, but instead the Democrats are talking about free health care for illegal immigrants, raising taxes (Bernie), and the Russiagate idiocy.  Could it be that these people are following a script? 25 candidates and they are all (except Marianne Williamson and Tulsi Gabbard) talking about stuff that most people aren't excited about. That’s a weird conspiracy theory, but I don’t get why the “Trump de facto military coup” angle isn’t being mentioned by the mainstream media. More than likely, to mention it would alert the public to the connection between the intelligence services and the media – who want to maintain the fiction of their objectivity and credibility.

Social Media and the Intelligence War

In my opinion, Trump is trying to get U.S. troops out of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Korean Peninsula. Edward Snowden has shown us the power of the intelligence agencies (NSA) to collect information. The public arms of the intelligence services are social media organizations like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. These are thinly disguised information gathering organizations that interface with the intelligence community. The NSA was painted by Snowden as the bad guy, but Snowden worked for Booz-Allen Hamilton, a CIA contractor. The CIA also gathers intelligence, as does the FBI.

Since the formal creation of the intelligence community in 1947, parts of it have grown into a rogue operation. Over the years the CIA has given a lot of bad intelligence to civilian policy makers, and has orchestrated coups and overthrown foreign governments, replacing these leaders with dictators or amenable puppets.

What we are seeing in U.S. politics today is an intelligence war.

Because the Powers-That-Be/shadow government/intelligence services largely control the mainstream press, the Trump/military de facto government has had to use non-traditional social media to get its message across. Paradoxically, Trump uses Big Tech against those within the intelligence community who created social media as an information gathering platform. If you think Mark Zuckerberg is really behind Facebook, think again. Facebook and Google were funded by the CIA’s venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel. There is lots of info about this, look it up. For example, “Social Media Is A Tool of the CIA. Seriously,” CBS News, at https://www.cbsnews.com/news/social-media-is-a-tool-of-the-cia-seriously/

Or, “Revealed: Facebook’s CIA Connections,” at https://stpaulresearch.com/2018/03/29/revealed-facebooks-cia-connections/

We’re out of the old paradigm where the fix was in and everything was settled in a pretty dark place. People were comfortable with that though, and could build nice lives for themselves. Many people don’t understand why there’s so much chaos, and why Trump is behind so much of it. Yes, he is behind a lot of it because he is seen as an outsider by the Establishment.

If you don’t believe that a billionaire like Donald Trump is seen as a dangerous outsider, "not one of us," look at this headline from the New York Times the day after the 2016 election:

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Photo from The New York Review of Books, “Why Trump Is Winning and the Press Is Losing,” at https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/04/25/why-trump-is-winning-and-the-press-is-losing/

Yeah, this guy is an outsider. In Washington DC, and to a hard core element of the intelligence services, he is seen as a dangerous monster. A guy who will break up the old order -- their order -- and laugh about it.

The New Timeline

There was only one problem with the old system: At the highest levels it was controlled by the dark, not the light. I was born in 1951 and lived through almost all of the post-World War 2 era. Back then, if you had very little self awareness, and no spiritual understanding, you could get along just fine. If you were like me, you had a harder time of it. You could make money and “get ahead,” get married, have kids, play golf, go to book club meetings, all that normal stuff. But that timeline had no future folks. That old timeline was supposed to end in an extinction event: nuclear war. Thank God (or the co-creative power of human consciousness) it didn’t. I kiss those “good old days” goodbye, and have no regret that we are on a new timeline; a new timeline that is somewhat terrifying, but one that is leading to a psychic cleanup of the entire human race, and that is bringing in more light.

Old fogies like me don’t ask for sympathy, some of us are just glad to GTFO of that 1951- 2012 period.

Yes, we are on a new timeline, but with the old timeline structures. The election of Donald Trump is the very first major wildcard on the new timeline after December 2012. We know Trump is a major wildcard because he is having a huge, planetary effect. He is bulldozing everything down in the old political structures. This just doesn’t “happen.” (See my book, The Old Soul.)

Since 1947, the intelligence community has gone out of control. Trump and his military-backed government are fighting these elements (as in The Gulf of Oman), but the battle is largely behind the scenes so as not to create too much fear.

When we find out the scams that have accumulated a $22 trillion debt for the American people, there’s going to be a lot of anger. There’s NO WAY that debt was accumulated through “business as usual” and “budgets as usual.” Sure, the civilian government spends more than it takes in, but not $22 Trillion worth. No, the diversion of a lot of that money was accomplished via hidden means. Hidden = dark = deep state.

I don’t want to go any further into this. Hopefully, if Trump is able to do his job, these scams will be exposed. And if Trump gets out of line, my guess is that he won’t be around for very long.

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.