Day 443: Swapping Religious Beliefs – Just for One day.

Where Do We Go Now? tells the story of a remote, isolated unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians. The village is surrounded by land mines and only reachable by a small bridge. As civil strife engulfed the country, the women in the village learn of this fact and try, by various means and to varying success, to keep their men in the dark, sabotaging the village radio, then destroying the village TV.

The village is slowly drawn into greater violence; but the women get along beautifully and conspire together to keep their men from fighting.

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I have really liked this movie and I suggest watching it.

The movie showed many interesting perspectives for me, such as our potential to get along, our irrational inability to resist fighting each other when we perceive our beliefs are threatened and what stirs our hearts to fight, it addresses group behaviors and how we seem to not be able to refrain from joining in when ‘our people’ decide that fighting is required to preserve the Egoic identity of the Group.

Women are portrayed as exceptionally lenient and opposed to fighting at their very core, I know this to not be true, we have had women in power such as Golda Meyer or Margaret Thatcher who supported wars just like men, so maybe, we would like to think that the alleged gentleness of women could save us but we know from history that we cannot rely on that alone.

I hate to give the plot away so I suggest to take the time to watch the movie  and consider this question ‘could we swap religious beliefs for just one day?’, meaning, can we put ourselves in other people’s shoes understanding that they are the product of their birth and environment and that what they believe is not less weird -or funny- than what we believe, in the eyes of others, and could we let go of the beliefs that we realize can become our alibis, our excuses to set in motion our inner vicious nature and if so, what would it take for us to consider that?

For example, I was born a Catholic not through a fault of any kind, nor a merit according to some, I just happened to be born in Italy, if I were born in Asia I would be a Buddhist or a Taoist, if in India a Hindu or a Christian and in the Middle East a Jew or a Muslim.

How does this matter in any way? Does this trait make me less human than others with a different religious imprinting?

If I could swap myself with any other religion just for one day, would that diminish me, make me fearful, make me a dubious believer? It would be an interesting experiment to consider even though I might not be the best example at such swapping, having already renounced religion for a more global perception of the world.

Incidentally most countries as I mentioned have at least dual religious beliefs, making them perfect grounds for religious based fights and violence, only in Italy and maybe few other countries we were born with no apparent choice, I only learnt about ‘other religions’ when I was 13 as we did a research for our history teacher. I can only say I was puzzled to discover that there were others in the world believing something else entirely – how was that possible?

If our beliefs about a God are absolute why isn’t everyone agreeing on them, why don’t we hold different beliefs about gravity then? Ah yes, because the property of gravity are real, measurable and always dependable on, gravity doesn’t change with geography or with the observers perspective, gravity just is, something religions can’t even come close to claim for themselves.

If religion is a belief that can’t be equally embraced by all then it’s just a man-made belief, maybe there were reasons for some to fabricate such stories and have them become ‘sacred’ as in non questionable, for sure with a bit of reasoning we should not base our ability to get along on man-made, hence amendable, belief systems, specifically when they are divisive and praise some above others – even when they say they do not.

The only belief that can unite us is a belief in our Equality, in our Equal value, in the Equal mess we find ourselves in and in our Equal ability to contribute to a better world if we so choose, why are we not choosing Life for All over our Beliefs then?

If you can perceive the Equal Value of the Life of All, in all living beings, consider standing up for what can unite us, new Principles to live by, a new recognition that Life is valuable and should be honoured in all, regardless of anyone’s insignificant and ultimately irrelevant, acquired belief systems.

Stand up for a Living Income Guaranteed, nothing to believe, no crosses to carry, no fasting, no mantras, no caste system, just Life above All, equally valuable in all living beings to create a world of peace and brotherhood for All, forever more.

 

 

Day 437: Inside the ISIS Gift Shop

 

We have been taken on an Al-Qaeda Ride for quite some time, but like all things, Al-Qaeda grew old and the Fear Factor it could generate has exponentially diminished with our over-exposure, Fear is like that, you can only milk it for so long but soon or later the FEAR effect diminishes and we’ll have to manufacture something new to keep the population on their toes.
Fear is a great manipulation tool, we should know, we even use it to scare and manipulate ourselves!

The New FEAR Virus that some hope will take the world by storm is the new ‘jihadist’ group called ISIS, you can notice how quietly all the ex Al-Qaeda news are being replaced with the ISIS news, if more of us knew history and our mythological beliefs the idea of ISIS Rising would sound like a complete mockery of our intelligence but it is possible that the current puppeteers of this world have given up on any hope for any sign of intelligence on our side, since we have proven that there are almost no limits to human stupidity and what we accept to be driven by, will Isis Rising succeed in sending our hopes for a fearless future into the trashcan?

That would not be too bad, Hope is another System Prop, we are sold Hope because we rather Hope for Change than Stand for It, mainly because many don’t know what to do, where to turn, some may fear bloody revolutions, some may have enough to get by while we are called to action, we are prompted to take the streets, to protest and if the system tightening won’t happen through force because we have not fallen for the clear invitations we have been sent for a revolution ‘Vendetta Style‘, it will come through our FEAR, as we allow the FEAR to Rise and will end up asking for More Security, More Police, More Force to Fight against Our Imaginary Enemies.

And while we create all the required cues, such as ISIS Rising, a name – a program,  some can make money out of our FEARS, talk about have your cake and eat it.

We have to realize that the FEAR Factor is what is holding us in our places, this world is laced with FEAR, we start from our, mostly terrifying, family system to grow into Religions and their fear promoting symbols, a guy on a cross is not a bad start to infuse children with sheer terror and one wonders why that, or telling children that they will go to Hell for not obeying our made up rules and desires, should not be considered Child Abuse – instead we don’t question anything but grow up Living FEAR into Existence, breathing FEAR, being so FEAR-FULL that some Minds, soon or later, just give in.
Most mental illnesses are FEAR based, so are we sick and tired of this – or just accept ourselves to be sick -forever?

Fear should be treated like any other disease, there are no people infected with viral diseases that refuse to cure themselves just because they got it from someone they can blame it on, are there? Why isn’t FEAR treated in the same way, it doesn’t matter how we got it, who gave it to us, which forces are at work to make us scared and weak, what matters is if we can stand up regardless of the FEAR FACTOR-Y we live in, and come together to seek solutions that can change this world to the best World for all.

For me, best for all means to be able to consider all the parties involved and find solutions that are inclusive, that consider the best outcome for all, beyond our diseases, of course if we are affected by Fear, Blinding Greed, Ruthless Competition or System Impulsed Desires that prevent us from accessing our ability to see a Best for All Outcome in the problems we face, we can’t ask that our dis-eases be taken into account while we move to redesign a world that works for All.
A first step is to become aware of the fact that if we can’t consider others and others Lives as important and worthy as our own, we are sick -and from that realization we can consider ways to correct ourselves to realign to a Life of Principle or to the Principle of Live above All, then everything can change, everything will change.

Our Institutions don’t need major make overs, they need People Makeovers, Monsters create Monsters, when we’ll become Humans again we can create a Humane Society that benefits All, when a solution is found for everyone, for every People of this Planet, when the FEAR FACTORY for our Lives and our very Survival comes to an end, many things will be solved at the root level by default, simply by implementing a system of support vs a system of back stabbing and competition for survival.

If a Living was Guaranteed to All, we could then see, for real, how many would be willingly corrupted, how many would commit terrible crimes, how many would go and support money making wars, how many would sell their organs or their bodies for a meal, for a shelter, we will never know the human potential until we stop the FEAR that drives us all, we will never know what we would be capable of, if our needs were taken care of, if everyone was equally cared for and every life was recognized the same right to dignity and every basic living necessity was given unconditionally – to All.

So, we can wait for ISIS Rising or We can Rise and agree on a different way of living, we can set a Principle in motion that says that every living being has a right to a Life, it should be obvious, a given – but it’s not, why not make it so?

Check out a Living Income Guaranteed, a life with No Money in a World Run by It, is a Life of FEAR, we can end the FEAR for everybody by deciding on a different principle, Unconditional Life Support for All -and once a New Principle is in place, the details, the logistic, the rules can be fixed as we go.

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Day 425: Israel Launches Air Strikes In Syria – What??

 

 

I don’t want to open the Israeli debate, it’s tiring, self-evident and beyond arguing.

The Israeli occupation of the West Bank is indefensible, and the existence of Israel itself is a blip in the Matrix demanding that its existence be legitimized while the apartheid and the ethnic cleansing goes on. It is a case of psychopathic/schizophrenic behavior at its best.

I highly recommend the documentary ‘Jaffa’ – on the birth of Israel, an amazing portrait of exploitation and deceit and of how the lives of people of all creeds, who used to be able to live and work together, have been torn apart by some who were more interested in grabbing land and rights for themselves than in common, civil, community living that worked for all. It shows as well the extent of the Propaganda that has been employed since its fictional creation, to support its existence and make Palestinians look like dangerous, virulent terrorists.

There is something surprising at our ability to forget the unspeakable crimes that have gone on in this world in favour of story lines that are purposefully weaved together to replace history with TheirStory, as illegitimate occupations Forgotten Tibet comes to mind or, oh yes, Israel, an occupied territory with ‘State’ recognition, attempting to delete in the process Palestine and the Palestinians off the map or dying – literally- trying

In the news on Monday it was reported that Israel attacked Syria.

Retaliation – as they defined it- is inexcusable and even more so making up stories as excuses to retaliate without opening up a dialogue or simply asking ‘hei guys what happened, did you shoot one of ‘ours’, and if so why?’, that would be the sane thing to do, instead we go on making up reasons to be right and righteous to make sense of our self-created, self- perpetrated sheer terror and all the acts that arise from it.

All those that design and pass Laws and create Behavioral/Mathematical/Economical Models should be subjected to them, if a law says a minimum wage of 9 dollars an hour is fair, the law makers must also live on it, if a war is fair, the warmongering ones must fight it themselves, if it’s fine to let half of the population starve and go homeless as a result of inconsiderate, fantasy based economics policies, those economists should move to the countries that are at the receiving end of their ‘think tanks’ and see how they manage and if they don’t like it – regroup to rethink this world.

Here is an extract of the news from Common Dreams

Sunday’s attack on an Israeli vehicle occurred in the area of Tel Hazeka and left a teenager dead. “It was not immediately clear whether Syrian troops or one of the many rebel groups battling the government carried out Sunday’s deadly attack in the Golan,” the Guardian reports. Yet, Israeli officials said they held the Bashar al-Assad regime responsible.

It also was not immediately clear how many people died in Israel’s multiple air strikes.

Israel has occupied the Golan Heights since the 1967 war, and Israel’s claim to the territory is not recognized internationally.

Sunday’s attacks may signal increased Israeli involvement in what has become a proxy war, with U.S. allies on the side of armed opponents to Assad.

The raids come as Israel launches a massive military offensive in the West Bank, launched after three Israeli teenagers from the Gush Etzion settlement went missing, that has left five people dead of gunshot wounds and over 400 Palestinians arrested.

Where are the reasons for such an attack? Where are the roots of such overkill if not in the terrible fear that their worse nightmares may be coming through, that they may be attacked and receive what they have given, the demand to pack up and leave to return the land to those that were there before a fictional state was made up and force-squeezed onto the world maps?

Wars are fought by people who have to make a living because we live in a world where our living, our survival is not guaranteed, we have accepted and allowed ourselves to condone the reasoning behind crimes against humanity, poverty and horrifying living conditions in the name of profit and money and this is the result it brought to us all.

We have a proposal that will put an end to all wars, it is a Principle to live by, it’s to give a Living, a Life to everyone, for free, so no one can threaten to take someone’s life if they do not agree to take the lives of others and when those keen on taking lives for a living, for an ideology, a ‘God’, an imaginary purpose, will be the only ones left to carry out the task, wars will end for good.
You can be sure of that.

Before collecting the usual comments that pop up every time one questions the common sense of some I want to add that I am in no way antisemitic, nor scared of the label either, a label that has been used to stop all questioning on the acceptable practices of a minority of members of a group that in no way represents people of good will who share the same belief system, Israel’s case is not a matter of opinion,  a spade is a spade, Israel is the product of a forceful, undemocratic and abusive occupation and this could be why they seek the approval and the deletion of the memory of the abused from the abused -as they seek it for themselves.

A lot of forgiveness is required to settle the Israeli story and end the violence for good, we need a for-giving world vs a for-getting world, and while we get on to the for-giving part we could start by ending any and all violence, that would be a sign of wanting peace for real, not demanding absurd recognitions that cannot be lawfully given (see link below the picture for further explanation).

A long-term solution to end all wars will come as we say ENOUGH, Israel has taught us something, if we are waiting for them or the USA to say ENOUGH we have a fat chance to see these problems solved, we have to get together, especially now on the brink of potential escalating world conflicts and say NO, not in my name, not in the name of all the people who don’t even know what is going on because they live, by our very design, below the poverty line and they are 1/3 of the planet who, once more, would be forced to submit to the nutty decisions of those that have completely lost the plot.

Instead we can take a stand together to say we want a different world, we want a world where everyone is supported into Life and not into Death and a Life starts with a Guaranteed Living Income for All, an agreement on a Granted Life without strings attached must be reached to get out of the claws of those that worship Death instead. The Lives of Many, Life itself is threatened every time we see a war at the horizon and we don’t want to live to regret the time when we did not stand up to stop it, when we could.

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Day 390: Would you like French Fries with Your World War III ?

In the past few weeks in the news much disinformation designed to fire up our hearts in favour of a possible war (intervention/self-defence/ threat prevention -anyone?) has been going on.

First was Crimea, a hard to pass on opportunity to stir up some trouble and now is Iran – what this spells out to me personally is how desperate this system is to go to war, mind you, not a minor hit and run, no, a long miserable one that will take down half the world and kill billions of people.

The time is ripe, we have done it before, during time of great recessions we sought the opportunity to revamp the economy by starting a war – insane? Yes.  A lesson we learned? Hopefully
A danger ahead? Possibly, if we don’t see through what is going on and take about 100 steps back.

We are now in the nuclear era, led by some who are either too senile and therefore unconcerned of the consequences of what they will lave behind, being with one foot in the grave already, or too greedy to wait to pile up trillions at their regular everyday pace – see the Koch brothers who have seen their assets grow at the rate of 30 million dollars per hour based on a 40 hour/week calculation, obviously not enough.

Crimea was kept under the tight grip of Putin who managed to avoid the escalating of the situation into international interference aka before the USA felt they should be the ones bringing Democracy to Crimea – since by now we are all aware of the cost of US Democracy around the world and finally the statement – We’ll bring Democracy to you – is rightly perceived more as a threat than a promise.

We are left with the Middle East, ah, thanks god for the Middle East, if it were not for the warmongering Israel where could we hope to start another world conflict? It would be hard to concoct a perfect situation such as that of Israel, living in fear that some may question the original point of its creation and dispossess them of what they took unjustly, illegally one could say, by force and abuse – but we can’t say this because they have his-story, the one they wrote themselves and reinforce every year at the sound of billions of dollars in the mind of as many people as they can reach with all the Holocaust remembrance days, designed for the purpose of highlighting that they are entitled to a restitution for their losses (the contested 6 millions number) – even though over 70 millions died in world war II that were Non Jews and hence, obviously, of a lesser value on the human trading floor.

I want to say to both the Israelis people and the Palestinian people just one thing, chapeau, because the Zionist governments that have succeeded at the helm of Israel would have liked much more involvement in wars and offensives that did not take place because of the people saying ‘Not in My Name‘ , because of people who had the courage to refuse and state that

participating in directives that were only aimed at destroying human lives in the name of self-defence, people who realized that their common bereavement could become the ground on which they could build a different future like ‘The Parents Circle‘ whose story really touched my heart, where people got together to support each other for their losses across an imaginary border, designed to divide us and make us believe we are different and not striving for the same better lives for ourselves and our family, all those things show that we have the power to say no, we don’t have to go along with Nazi, Zionist, or any other agenda aimed at destroying some for the upliftment of others, instead we can reach out to each other and hold each other in honour, work together to create a world that works for all, design a system of care, to take care of each other and end all wars.

We have envisioned a solution to end all wars through a #living income guaranteed, many people are now enticed if not forced to join the army and many more might be, as our economic situation worsen due to some holding the keys to the wellbeing of humanity and not being willing to let go, but what we forgot is that we were always the power, the power to get involved and stand for a different Life that would be inclusive of all living beings and not exclusive, that would consider that Life is the true treasure we have externalized in meaningless desires as we accepted the prompting of a system designed to consume everything on its wake, ourselves included.

To do this we’ll have to end all wars inside of ourselves, we will have to find the strength to forgive ourselves and everyone for how we have participated in this world, it’s not impossible, in fact it’s mandatory that we start considering how to go about doing just that, because peace can only come when everyone ends all claims of restitution and accepts that this is where we are, sets the target to where we want to be and in mutual cooperation moves toward the end result we seek.

A world of peace is in our reach, we have to stop listening to warmongering propaganda and see the world for what it is at the moment, a broken ensemble of abuses that span from dishonesty to violence and horrific lives and see how we can heal together, if we gave a guaranteed living to everyone, regardless of their creed, race, gender or geographical positioning, who would need to go to war for ‘a living’ – and what an oxymoron ? No one.
And if those that insists wars are good ideas so those on top can make another truck load of money, will be forced into either reviewing their stand and stop those WarGames for the sake of profit or be reformed into people who stop seeking value in Death, specifically in the Death of Others, vs recognizing the equal value of All in/as Life.

If you no longer want any wars fought in your name, consider the solution of freeing everyone from the need to survive and to those that keep lying and demand the engagement into war for profit or power and try to destitute your stand by calling you ‘diminishing’ names to prompt your Ego and Pride into foolish decisions, we will have the Freedom to say NO, not in my name, not now, not again, not ever more, or, as the Irish would say ‘just fack off’.
That will do too.

A Living Income Guaranteed has no gender, religious, ethnic, colour or national boundaries, it is a program to uplift Humanity and you can be a part of it, you only need to want a better Life for All and that is not too much to ask.
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Iran vs Israel: What The Media Wants You To Forget

By Michael Rivero

The corporate media have been given their orders to throw the focus back on to Iran.

Here is a recap of what they are trying to make you forget.

1. In 2009, Rose Gottemoeller, an assistant secretary of state and Washington’s chief nuclear arms negotiator, asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel refused.

2. In 2009. the United Nations passed a resolution calling on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. The UN General Assembly passed a similar resolution in 2012 calling for inspections. Israel refused.

3. The IAEA asked Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to submit to inspections. Israel refused.

4. Iran’s formal notification to the IAEA of the planned construction of the backup fuel-rod facility underscores that Iran is playing by the rules of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which Iran has signed.

5. Iran allows IAEA inspections of all its facilities.

6. Contrary to face-saving claims, it appears that the US and Israel were both caught off guard by Iran’s announcement of a planned underground (to avoid being bombed) enrichment facility. The reasoning is simple. Had the US or Israel announced the existence of he new facility before Iran’s notified the IAEA, it would have put Iran on the defensive. As it is now, the US and Israel seem to be playing catch up, casting doubt on the veracity of Israel’s claims to “know” that Iran is a nuclear threat.

7. The IAEA and all 16 United States Intelligence Agencies are unanimous in agreement that Iran is not building and does not possess nuclear weapons.

8. In 1986, Mordachai Vanunu blew the whistle and provided photographs showing Israel’s clandestine nuclear weapons factory underneath the reactor at Dimona.

9. Israel made the same accusations against Iraq that it is making against Iran, leading up to Israel’s bombing of the power station at Osirik. Following the invasion of 2003, international experts examined the ruins of the power station at Osirik and found no evidence of a clandestine weapons factory in the rubble.

10. The United Nations has just released the Goldstone Report, a scathing report which accuses Israel of 37 specific war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza earlier this year. Israel has denounced the report as “Anti-Semitic (even though Judge Goldstone is himself Jewish), and the United States will block the report from being referred to the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague, thereby making the US Government an accessory after-the-fact.

11. Recently revealed documents prove not only that Israel has nuclear weapos, but actually tried to sell some to Apartheid South Africa. Who else Israel approached to sell nuclear weapons remains an unasked question.

12. In 1965, Israel stole over 200-600 pounds of weapons-grade uranium from the United States.

13. Declassified documents from the former South African regime prove not only that Israel has had nuclear weapons for decades, but has tried to sell them to other countries!

14: No less a source than the Jerusalem Post confirms that Israel has armed their German-supplied Dolphin submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.

We all need to be Joe Wilson right now. We need to stand up and scream, “LIAR!” at every politician and every talking media moron that is pushing this war in Iran. And we need to keep doing it until they get the message that we will not be deceived any more.

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