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20
Mar
17

A Simple Dime


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A  Simple  Dime

I seem to have a propensity for finding `money’ on the street; 99 percent of occasions it being finding a simple dime, a ten-cent coin piece; the latest of which is illustrated herewith.

The frequency, not the matter of finding `money’ but, more specifically, that it be a DIME!

A simple, singular dime!

This experience, not a new phenomenon but, one that dates back a couple of decades; the earliest being in my early 40’s.

However, it has taken until now to fully gain a true appreciation for the significance to such propensity; that being, in the finest of Buddhist teachings:

`Fate to good fortune need not be measured by the gain of (material) wealth incurred but, the wisdom teaching derived from such fate of fortune’

That, or, I’m just enough `lucky’ to find a single, simple dime at a time, on several occasions!

 

07
Mar
17

History Relived?


TRUMP aka NERO

Three months into the first term of the Trump Presidency the World is witnessing an erosion of confidence in the foundational institutions of American civil society from its Office of the President through to and including, the institution of the Free Press.

Some have likened Trump’s short-term, to date, as the 45th President of the United States as a train wreck in the making. The President’s short bursts, often unsubstantiated, of claims of Fake News by the Mainstream media outlets, often referred to as the `Fifth Column’ to a Democracy, is undermining the Publics confidence in what is true and accurate reporting.  The claims, often communicated late at night or early morning via Twitter, strangely correlate to reports conveyed by Breitbart News and Infowars; Internet-based, alternate News channels. These News media outlets cater to those within the broader community steeped in conspiratorial theories and captioned in their reports such phrases as `information the government doesn’t want you to know‘. Too, the audiences to these channels are widely known to be mostly Caucasian and Christian, religious belief.

The fires of suspicion and mistrust this early into the Trump Administration often fanned by biased pundits and celebrity personalities keen on advancing the strongly right-wing agenda bolstered by a Republican majority in Congress, Senate and now, the Supreme Court, combined with the substantial undermining of the Free Press; one has to question whether this will be the spark of insecurity that ignites the demise of the Republic that is the United States.

History has a cruel way of repeating itself if for no other reason then to attempt to teach Humanity the ills of its ways, and until such becomes the case; the equivalent to Rome of the past, a Nation’s self-annihilation may happen but once again. 

 

 

 

26
Feb
17

Empathy: defined?


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Recent developments of a family nature have exposed me to a foreign experience, until now: the depth of hostility expressed and anxiety imposed upon an ailing, dying Father by his only and seemingly heartless Son.

What has materialized from this experience is clarity, from my perspective, of the true meaning of Empathy.

Empathy: what the non-suffering need feel for the suffering.

In the broader scope of human experience: it is the sufferance of the suffering for the non-suffering to suffer to realize the true meaning of Empathy.

 

05
Jan
17

When?


 

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When?

The beauty of Moon’s brilliant light reflecting on the still water of the harbor cove betrays the anguish felt deep inside as I sit gazing upward at the dark night sky filled to abundance with the flickering light of constellation’s stars.

Absorbed by the wonderment of nature’s paint I seek to find answers to questions’ manifest, reasons for humanity’s self-inflicted pain, dispensed with the hypocrisy of remorse.

The defilement of life’s abundant values given without price; expended as though worthless: life, taking life.

What virus of evil did mutate into the genetic of humanity to give rise to its indiscriminate ability to espouse hatred by voice and physical action?  An evil so dark as to seemingly expunge the full essence of Love from the spirit soul given to all with birth into a world of unquestioning beauty and abundance to be had.  What wayward action was it that led it to traverse our planet without impediment or impunity to find permanence of residence in all, yet diverse, cultures?

Were an alien intelligence to look upon the dualistic actions of this earth’s inhabitants it would assuredly too, be left to wonder the root cause(s) for this profane condition.  Like a child spoiled to indifference to the riches unquestioningly given it without want for reciprocation but to appreciate the inherent value of its worth and, to cherish the opportunity for its giving.

How long can this insidious profanity be allowed to continue without an ultimate price to be paid, to render a final solution that will fully purge the disease sickness that holds to the genetic roots of humanity and its progeny of generations to come? To allow the full goodness of the Soul’s spirit of love that freely resides in all at birth, to flourish and expand in the course of life’s given journey before entering the next realm of energy’s domain.

 When?

29
Dec
16

The Coming War On Information


 

Recalling the Nazi Burning of Books

The heard phrase: `history repeats itself’ is potentially finding its relevance in this tumultuous time as the world awaits the inauguration of Donald J. Trump the 45th President of the United States.

Preceding this historical event, predicated upon the choice selection of the coming Trump Administration’s Cabinet members, professional communities are actively taking steps to preserve precious scientific information archives from perceived potential of tampering, deletion and retarding of broad accessibility. Literally, backup copies of all relevant scientific information and study in the realm of climate change especially, are being directed to foreign countries such as Canada for preservation and safe-keeping.

 

The construct of President-Elect Trump’s cabinet speaks to a denial of all claims of human industrial impact on the environment leading to an inevitable broad deregulation, if not total dissolution of agencies established to protect the environment.

Not only will Trump’s administration impact the field of science but too, education, social security, health and welfare and most importantly, immigration, are directly targeted for dramatic, draconian change given the faces to occupy key positions within his administration.

Without a doubt, the only winners, ironically, will be those whom his vocal and candid supporters of his campaign, the lower & middle working class, are against; the establishment elite. Proof to this are the conflicting statements regarding tax cuts which during his campaign suggested major benefits for lower-middle class earners [campaign tax plan] and subsequent statements post his election [tax cut expected]. It will remain to see what actually transpires but, no doubt, those who enthusiastically supported him stand to be greatly disappointed.

There is little doubt Trump’s campaign slogan: `Make America Great Again’ will unleash a tsunami of de-construction of policies and regulations that took decades of progressive administrations to establish. The Will of the People who take responsibility for putting a shrewd, win-at-any-cost individual such a Trump in the White House, have also provided him with a compliant Congress, Senate and most importantly, a Supreme Court to allow his administration to chart a course unprecedented in the history of the United States and the World, no doubt, potentially stands to be the worse for it. Only with time’s passage will it be known what fate awaits us all.

29
Dec
16

Future Of Humankind


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December 28, 2016, United States Secretary of State, John Kerry’s seventy-minute-plus speech addressing the Israeli and the Palestinian State is a futile, last-minute attempt to bring resolve, a peace accord, to a seemingly unresolvable, decades-long conflict. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is quick to admonish Mr. Kerry’s remarks by advocating in the eight years of President Obama’s administration, it has failed to recognize the true plight of the Israeli Peoples. The Prime Minister then went further to seal the future for continued conflict in the region by putting his faith in the incoming President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration to provide the needed political, military and financial support for Israel to achieve its true and ultimate goal: a One-State solution.

Though the public position of the Netanyahu government is to move toward a Two-State solution the illegal expansion of settlements amongst other illegal Israeli maneuvers, remarked by Kerry, is evidence that this is not so. These obvious contradictions in policy supported by members of the Israel Knnest fly in the face of the United Nations Security Council and the Arab League of Nations which advocate for a Two-State solution in recognition of the Palestinian State and the Peoples of Palestine.

The tone of the incoming Trump administration comprised of hardball, militaristic, win at any cost attitudes; pledging undying support for Israel to achieve its unofficial goals to a One-State solution absolutely guarantees an escalation in acts of terror coming from apartheid occupied Gaza and West Bank and supporting factions in Jordan and Lebanon. To further exacerbate tensions in the already conflict-mired Middle-East region and of a broader concern for Israel; the growing influence of Iran. Which, under normal circumstances, would not have the backing support of the Arab League of Nations and potentially, some members of the United Nations Security Council such as Russia and China.

It does not take the intellect and talents of a master chess player to see the pieces to the game that is unfolding and that can only declare one party the winner. Unfortunately, the tools in the hands of those who seem bent on winning, at any cost, are sufficiently dire and decisive enough to bring humanity, if not its ultimate demise, most definitely its undoing for millennia.

The power of prayer seems beyond the wisdom of those to whom humanity has given the power to chart its course and leaves for history, the future of humankind, to truly know its ultimate fate.

 

20
Dec
16

Purple Revolution – saga begins?


This is an addendum to an earlier essay posting addressing the potential for Hillary Clinton and George Soros teaming together to initiate what will effectively be a challenge to both the Left and the Right political philosophies of United States politics enshrined with the title :

`Purple Revolution’. [reference:https://naykdpoet.com/2016/11/14/186107/]

Since writing and posting the essay, what has been striking is the subtle emphasis on the color `purple’ in the staging of backdrops, etc., within program broadcasts by Networks noted for the left-wing liberal leaning. At first, I thought I was being a bit paranoid except for the very few occasions post the national election, every instance of Hillary Clinton is in the public media she is always dressed in the color `Purple’.

As such, being struck by this seeming coincidence, I have made it a point to see if there were any potential trends toward a political end; then, it wasn’t until I happened upon an episode of Full Frontal hosted by Canadian comedian, Samantha Bee. Bee, her coverage since the election, has been outspoken against Donald J. Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States.

Then, on the  December 19th 2016 episode video posting captioned: `Strange Bedfellows | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS’ [https://youtu.be/wuSDfVRGI54] Bee interviews none other than Glenn Beck, a self-confessed `catastrophys’ [his word not mine]. Widely known to represent a somewhat right, if not extreme, political philosophy.

What is communicated should be obvious to anyone; a well-scripted exchange between two polar opposites to serve the purpose to:

  1. Clearly identify Bee’s and Beck’s opposing political position: leftright, respectively;
  2. Recognition of a common potential threat coming from not just Trump the 45th President of the United States, but, his cabinet and administration;
  3. The resolve that compromise, in the face of this threat, would be a mutually `good thing’ for all concerned;
  4. Remediation of Beck’s tarnished character to recognize him as a credible and workable partner [notice that he is wearing a `green‘ color sweater and not `red’ for he is not directly affiliated with the republican wing as such; the, lastly,
  5. A `marriage’ of the two (extreme) positions, taking a common ground stance reflective of the needs of the `People’ followed by celebrating with a bonding by  `cake’, not surprisingly adorned a `Red’ dress [often taken as an occult symbol] and finally, the mutual `sacrificial eating’ of the other’s head. A truce as it were.

Now, before being accused of promoting a conspiracy theory implicating Samantha Bee of Full Frontal and, Glenn Beck, an independent TV political personality/pundit; take a look at the following screenshots taken from the video.https://youtu.be/wuSDfVRGI54

While watching the exchange, what is clearly front and center, is the colorful sweaters Bee and Beck are wearing. In the case of Bee, it is a very bright and clearly `blue’ sweater color adorned with various color balls and shapes and, Beck, his being a distinctive `green’ with the image of a muscled Santa on the front.

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It was not until the 7:14min mark into the video that something had changed. It was subtle enough to almost have missed it: Bee’s sweater color changed from the distinctive `blue’ to a subtle `purple’.bandicam-2016-12-20-14-14-40-200

This seemed odd since it seemed to happen just post the `marriage’ ceremony and presenting of the cake as an offering to the mutual coming together and the eating of heads.

A swatch of color was copied from the `purple’ sweater and pasted onto the `blue’ sweater to emphasize the change.

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Now, some, and it would be reasonable,  may argue this could be simply due to a change in the lighting of the scene; true but, why at the end of the interview when it would most symbolize the `marriage’ of the left wing (blue) and the right-wing (red), to harmonize as an alternate force in the middle (purple)?

Take all this as you will, however, for those who appreciate techniques of soft [re-]programming of advertising and marketing (a.k.a: propaganda machine) campaigns; this has the markings of possibly being one of them. Too, note the prominent color of

Full Frontal’s staging is a vibrant PURPLEsbpurple

To conclude, it is neither here nor there as to my personal concerns in this matter, it purely stems from a curiosity and watcher of trends.

It is ultimately up to each individual to determine if anything is going on<?>

 




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