What Can Be Done?
By Michael Mannion
Recently, the Washington Post began a series on the secretive world of unchecked surveillance in which uncounted (literally) billions of dollars are poured into corporate coffers. And last week, the website WikiLeaks released over 92,000 pages of secret documents through The New York Times, The Guardian and Der Spiegel telling what is, and has been, really going on in Afghanistan
Also last week, the Republican leader of the House said that the US cannot afford Social Security and other "entitlement" programs as well as war. Therefore, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health care for children, and other social programs all must be cut drastically to pay for war on "terrorism."
The word "Terrorism" now plays the role today that the word "Communism" played in the past. All kinds of useless and damaging behavior is justified when it is claimed to be necessary to fight "The Terrorists."
There are now over 800,000 people in the USA able to classify information "top secret." And they classify many millions of documents a year. For every dollar spent on Freedom of Information Act requests, about $150 are spent on secrecy. Each of the 100,000-plus soldiers in Afghanistan costs $1 million-plus per year to keep abroad to fight who for what? Top US officials estimate that there are about 50-100 Al Queda members in Afghanistan. What is going on?
(Pssst...Ssssh...Don't tell the public...There are vast oil and gas energy reserves, and mineral deposits, that corporate interests crave.)
How do our "leaders" plan on paying for this? By cutting social programs.
Recently, investment banker and former Clinton Treasury official Roger Altman was quoted in The New York Times as saying that the "tension between President Obama and the business community" can be resolved only if he and his allies are willing "fix Social Security." In this instance, "fix" means " slashing Americans' retirement security.
In all likelihood, the American people will either actively support this and/or passively accept it. The comedian George Carlin addressed this years ago in a routine.
And now, they're coming for your Social Security money - they want your f #@*ing retirement money - they want it back - so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They'll get it. They'll get it all from you sooner or later. Because they own this f @*#i ing place. It's a Big Club: and you're not in it.
Today, Americans sit passively as a small segment of society becomes more powerful and the economic security, privacy and freedom of the majority erode. The American people don't lift a finger as trillions are poured into War Without End. They complain but do not act, as those who destroyed much of the world economy become richer than ever. What a mess--yet how to fix it?
Irrational man and woman of today, motivated too often by repressed anger, fueled by ignorance, side with those who are exploiting them. History demonstrates that pathological passivity chronically erupts into socially destructive actions, harming those who engage in it and support it the most.
This public ignorance is willful. Ask people about entertainment celebrities, sports stars, new consumer technologies--they are quite knowledgeable. Ask them to name the nine Supreme Court justices and what decisions they are making about curtailing our individual rights while promoting corporate power--blank stares overall.
This willful irgnorance, unconscious irrationality and repressed rage can doom us all. How does irrationality and ignorance manifest itself? Two examples:
1. When the Bush tax cuts went through 7-8 years ago, creating trillions of dollars of today's deficit, about 20% of Americans (60 million people) favored these cuts because they believed they were among the top 1% in income!! How out of it can you be?
These tax cuts are set to expire but the push now is to extend them for years to come or even permanently. Why? Today, 66% of the benefits of the tax cuts from 2001-1007 went to the top 1% who own 83% of all stocks and over 40% of all wealth in the US. The bottom 50% of the public owns less than 1%.
Oh, I nearly forgot! There should be more tax cuts for the top one-tenth of 1% . Why? Because these tax cuts create jobs! Isn't that obvious in today's economy after years of tax cuts! Look at all the great jobs!
2. When the nation was lied into war in 2003, the majority of Americans believed these lies. The public was told the Iraq war would cost the taxpayer nothing. It would be paid for entirely by the US selling Iraqi oil. This lie, too, was eagerly believed. The Iraq War will eventually cost $2-3 trillion. The Iraq-Afghanistan wars account for trillions of dollars of the US deficit and are paid for with borrowed money. But not a penny will be cut from war and war industries. Why not?
And these wars still go on, year after year, far longer than World War II, squandering the lives of innocent people, soldiers and civilians alike, as well as wasting the funds needed for vital concerns at home. Where will the money come from?
The Democratic-Republican "Government Party" believes the funds should come from Medicare, Social Security, unemployment compensation (which workers and employers pay into every week!), education, infrastructure repair, environmental protection, and every other basic human need. The Government Party refuses to cut the $700 billion Pentagon budget; the $100 billion intelligence agency budgets; the $35 billion annual tax breaks for big oil; and much more. No, the only place to cut are in programs that provide vital human services.
The key question is this: Why are 299,000,000 Americans allowing a few thousand Americans to transfer the vast wealth of the nation, which they, the majority, create through their daily work, to about one-tenth of one percent of the population. The problem is not in the ambitious few who exploit the ignorant, confused, pathologically passive and helpless many. The problem--and solution--resides in the many.
As in the fable of the scorpion and the frog, the top 1% in income in the USA are riding the backs of the public across the pond. In the tale, the scorpion convinces the frog it is good for both of them. And we know how that story ends.
What do you think can be done?
Michael and Trish
Center for New Knowledge
Saturday, July 31, 2010
What Can Be Done?
Friday, July 30, 2010
In May of this year, 2010. I saw these little spiral type, flat bottom clouds all over the sky in western Massachusetts. When I looked up, I thought "wow, these really look different and the sky is looking very different as well." I sent a few text messages to family members and friends and said "yeah, look up at the sky and do those clouds look different to you.?" They appeared in the sky for about 3 or 4 days. Each one said yes they did in fact look very different and found themselves gazing at the sky. Those clouds have not really appeared since that time in May.
Ironically, yesterday I am on a website of a place that I will be visiting shortly (have no idea there is an ET connection with this place) and on the organizations website is this picture. The woman refers to it as a "cloud ship."
Make of it as you wish. However, we may have just gained another piece of the puzzle. Keep looking up:>)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This article was supposed to come out last week. It didn't for whatever reason. When the thoughts flow, they flow and when they don't...well a video is posted. Ideas are now merging and new pieces of information have come in to help to pull this all together.
Here is what is currently happening on I.E.T's radar screen. How the "news" being reported is changing. The China UFO sighting. The BP oil leak. The role of people who have had extraterrestrial experiences and lastly, people know something is up. The world is shifting rather quickly.
The New Media: The People's Truth Media (Blogging and Wikileaks)
We have two significant events which are occurring that are helping to shed light on truths which effect the world we live. The first is in the world of blogging, just today alone a blogger by the name of John Aravosis found a discrepancy when reviewing photo's of BP's command center. The title of the article is BP's Photoshop Command Center Just the Latest in the Pattern of Deception (click here) appeared today July 20th, 2010 in the Huffington Post. This is newsworthy because someone took it upon themselves to care about this discrepancy, report it out to a wider audience and as a result we are seeing consistent evidence that BP is continuing to be untrustworthy.
The second significant event is Julian Assange appearing on TED (click here for the TED interview) and CNN reporting on Julian Assange (click here for CNN/Julian Assange report). Having Julian Assange move in a more public forum helps to bring to light the truths regarding several massive topics that have been hidden and to protect Julian from suddenly "disappearing" as he is not well liked by those large organizations as he acts as a safe information conduit and catalyst to expose these cover ups. Wikileaks helps to provide the whistleblowers exposure and provides confidentiality to the information they are bringing forth. When these truths surface to a wider audience they can possibly help to reform our world. In addition, the Iceland government is now seen as a "media safe haven as they have the strongest press and whistleblower protection laws" (click here to see article on Iceland written by Julian Assange).
China UFO, the Media, Experiencers and Disclosure
Being connected to the UFO community and people who have had ET experiences, many of us were well aware within hours of the July 7th sighting in China. We just like those not affiliated with the UFO/ET community question whether or not it is a non Earthly spacecraft. However, there are a few significant pieces of information to report here. The original pictures were also mixed in with photoshopped pictures (see article referring to this to thwart disclosure) after the event took place. In addition the buzz of the China UFO sighting in China was not going away. Then mainstream U.S. press begins to get wind of the buzz, reports it today July 20th and then many of us affiliated with the UFO/ET community could see where it was going (click here to see CNN version of China UFO..."time to bring in "the expert" out of a University to specifically tell the masses what the object is from a picture" as if this analysts opinion is the gospel and it ends there. What about the people in China that actually saw it? Do they matter for us to form our ultimate opinion on this particular event? It was they who were physically present that witnessed the sighting.
Here is a key point on UFO's as it relates to many of us experiencers over the last few years. Beginning in 2004 some people who had lifelong contact began to spontaneously gather to discuss what these experiences were all about. After a year or so, we understood clearly that this was about helping other people know the truth regarding the existence our off world visitors. That one day the time would come when the masses would need to (for whatever reason) see their own truth versus what is downloaded from major media outlets or the government. We intuitively felt and collectively knew the truth wasn't going to be given squarely by our government in the manner and timeframe that we were feeling it needed to be. We were aware of this knowledge around 2006. These sightings are appearing much more frequently and this year activity has seemed to pick up significantly. Personally, in the last two months, two have been spotted in the nighttime sky very easily between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. in Massachusetts with a surprising confirmation of another person living 60 miles away. These sightings are appearing without much effort to look. Moreover, numerous people around the globe are having clear sightings. There is hours of footage and pictures which now exist that one can access for their own perusal(see Gaia Souls website).
Regarding disclosure, "we are disclosure." Those who have had the lifelong contact and military/NASA whistleblowers have risked much to come forward in an effort to reveal the truths that exist regarding our rightful connection with other beings in the Universe, this is disclosure, it is happening, daily, hourly and now. If we are waiting for the government or the mainstream media in some grand event with a well paid scientist holding a great retirement package to tell the masses we are not alone in the Universe and just what they allegedly "know" what these species are all about, then we are missing out on years and years of learning to integrate this knowledge and to ask the all important question "just who am I?" The irony here is one doesn't need to be an advanced yogi to access this information or to have security clearance. The information is accessible right now and it is up to each person to pursue their own individual truth around their unique connection with other worldly beings.
Here is where this blogger refers to it as "the quantum leap in consciousness" can take place or as Dr. Bruce Lipton refers to it "spontaneous evolution." In addition when we "wait" for a government agency which we are now well aware is strongly affiliated (and may now be lead by) these international corporate entities to tell us their version of such an important and perhaps Godlike truth, we may just want to consider the pureness of that source. We now can say that governments and large corporate entities have historically not managed the Earth and it's resources effectively. We allow ourselves to experience a sense of submission when we wait for their version of the truth. Versus seeking out the knowledge on our own and deciding for ourselves, which is far more empowering. I often think of the phrase "God created man in his image." Well if God is a creator, then wouldn't that logic imply we are co-creators? Being creative does not imply being submissive in fact quite the opposite.
If hypothetically all the images we have seen over the past few months starting with the Norwegian spiral in November of 2009, then the Canadian Spiral a few months ago and now with the recent China sighting in July 2010 are actually residues of missile launches, then we can expect to see even more sightings of UFO's in the sky. UFO's have appeared and consistently appear when us humans seem to do and/or are about to do some damage to the planet and to the Earth's upper atmosphere (see Robert Hastings work on Nukes and UFO's). When us silly kids on Earth start to play too rough with one another and potentially ruin the playground and the air that surrounds it, there seems to be a loud siren goes off and signals to our interplanetary brothers and sisters.
Humanity is on the brink. It is on the brink of revealing a disease in the human psyche that each of us possess. The disease is falsifying information and covering up the truth which is a subset of greed. Why is information falsified? Typically it is to gain something, but often times at someone else's expense. Regarding BP, there is mounting evidence and it is being displayed right before our eyes of this disease right in action. Examples of this insane greed exists by not even providing appropriate gear for the human beings cleaning up the spill,
the lack of transparency in the clean up efforts by media being barred from recording what is really occurring with sea life deaths and lastly, the imbalance of the U.S. government to protect it's people from a corporate entity.
What is the remedy? An active and creative search for one's own internal truth.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This is an intelligent emotional truth because it is real, raw and happening right now and very much relates to a quantum leap in human consciousness. My entire conception of war and those who go to war changed in a nano second a few months ago. Did this blogger feel for the men and women that served over seas previously? Well yes, feel is a also general term. The depth of the feeling now and the intense focus on understanding what can be done to bring our soldiers home and to get off our reliance of fossil fuels has skyrocketed to a whole new stratosphere in "feeling."
The young man I write about in this article is my nephew. I have touched him while he was in his mother's womb as he would kick her belly. Held too many times to count as a baby and sang him "Mother" by Pink Floyd so he could sleep (and would cover his ears on the "break your balls" part because I thought somehow it didn't seem right that this amazing little being should hear a dirty word sang while he was so young and innocent). Kissed his soft baby cheeks, caressed his gentle blonde hair and watched him as he fell asleep. Witnessing him develop throughout the years and how this peaceful, loving, happy and accepting human being grew into a young man whom I along with many others love so dearly.
In April of this year at his going away party before he got sent off to one of the army bases on the Eastern seaboard to train before heading to Iraq, I sat back and thought "how the hell did this happen?" How did this "gentle giant" (his Mom's nickname for him) of a beautiful human being get to ride on this path of serving overseas? Then another memory kicked in at that moment, my attendance at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts in January of 2010.
Harvard Business School was a client at one point and I have an immense amount of respect for one of the professors at the college. I was visiting one day to sit in on a class for this particular professor and it was one of those moments where the sites and sounds of that day stick in your memory and you know at that moment serve as some sort of learning point in the future. As I walked into the building and traveled along to find the class, I realize I had taken a wrong turn. The class was now at the other end of the building. At this very point of realizing I was not in the right part of the building, it seemed as if time abruptly slowed down.
I found myself starring more deeply at the students and the professors that were gathering in the hallways during the break between classes as I walked on by. Observing their attire, their demeanor, the content of their conversation, the tone in which they spoke and noticed the food outside the classrooms for the students to eat. The food displayed was orderly, bountiful and of high quality. I then began to have a sick feeling in my stomach, it wasn't from the aroma of the food itself. It was from the realization at that moment of where I was standing and knowing where my nephew would be in only a few months time. These two different worlds converged at that moment while looking at the food display and it was if my body and mind were now experiencing a great dichotomy. Here I am looking at those who will in some way subsequently manage the wealth of the world and feel in my heart for those who fight for it and risk their lives. Those that fight for it, many unknowingly of course are fighting for the Earth's resources for someone else's profit. And those who manage it, unknowingly? A big question indeed.
Further information check out John Perkins work.
Back at the going away party, I thought about how this young man's path began to develop to where he was and there were many significant turning points along the way. He grew up witnessing 9/11, he was just shy of 13 years old when the twin towers went down. Just a few years after 9/11 his father passes away rather unexpectedly. Then before we know it, a military recruiter is at his house. A few close friends that are older decide to join the military and then the following year my nephew does as well.
He initially says he is doing it in order to pay for college. He doesn't have to serve overseas if he doesn't want too. He then does his 12 weeks of basic training, returns back home and enrolls in college. While he is in school his paperwork to have the military pay for school becomes very screwed up and significantly delayed and it is causing him stress because he now has to take out a loan to pay for the semester. At this very same point he is learning that other people in his unit are now serving their 2nd and 3rd tour of duty and many of these people have not been home to see their spouses and to meet their newborn babies because they have not made it home yet.
In October of 2009 he is moved by what his fellow unit members are going through and says "I feel bad for them, they have wives and kids and it's their 2nd and 3rd time serving. I'm not married, I don't have a child and it will be my first time. It's time I go." Of course the many questions from his mother, other family members, friends and myself were asked to make sure this is what he wanted to do and that he is aware of the real dangers that exist. He has already made the decision.
As I continue watching him at the going away party. He is hugging his wife. You see he met the perfect girl for him and him for her. They married just one week before in front of friends and family. He loves her sweetness, nose and her beautiful eyes and she loves his kindness, patience and big paws as she lovingly refers to his hands. There is something quite amazing watching two people who are starring at one another in their eyes and you know they feel the real thing. It is real, it is deep and it is energetic.
Having worked in the area of emotional intelligence, another thought kicks in, the male brain. The male brain is not fully developed and capable of making emotionally sound decisions till in the early 20's in comparison to the female brain. Would this young man have signed up if he was older, more emotionally aware of the consequences of war? Calculated the risks? Is this something our military recruiters are well aware of? Moreover, did him losing his father as he entered his teenage years effect him to satisfy a need to be around more male role models and to fit in with his male friends?
Today is Sunday July 18th and he writes "well, Iraq is cooler than Kuwait." Today is his first day in Iraq. I sit here reading the news that 49 people were killed in Baghdad today. I hold my breath. Breathe out and meditate on his strength and well being and work to craft a funny but grounded email that might bring a smile to his face. He naturally carries a high vibration and whatever he does over there will have a positive effect. Personally, I am proud of his strength and courage. Many of us walk around in this world exclusively caring about ourselves and are disconnected with the very essence of life right in the world we live. This man is different, in fact he is exceptional.
I often wonder how people in the world, especially in the U.S. could turn away at the oil spill. It completely dumbfounded me. I know see how people turn away at the atrocities of war and have become numb to it. Please have the courage to not turn away and allow yourself to feel it, turn towards it and see what is really happening and who is effected. Once we can see the reality of life and those who it truly touches, we may just become part of the solution to cure the ills of what is wrong with the psyche of our human species. If alot of us do "something" we stand a far better chance of "ending the warlike times on our planet" than if the masses of people do "nothing."
His wife texted me yesterday and said they might find out the gender of their baby in early August. She is just entering her fourth month of pregnancy. Life is certainly ironic.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
There is so much going on right now. Much to analyze, synthesize and report out to a wider audience regarding the numerous changes occurring right now that mainstream media is not reporting and probably can't likely fully comprehend. Be sure to check back in the next day or two as this site will have full information. One hint for now, please keep your eye on the Gulf situation, what happened on the rig on April 20th, 2010 was a significant tipping point in the world's stability.
Posted by I.E.T Intelligent Emotional Truths at 8:52 AM
Sunday, July 11, 2010
This video was created by a soul brother. This blogger wonders how many of us are out there right now. The amount of us finding each other is growing. We can recognize one another in an instant. There is a fear in awakening to our true selves. The day to day world we have worked to hold up for ages, begins to fall, yet a new one emerges. If we can be brave enough to get through the hurdles of awakening our true selves and why we came here during this point in time, there will be new and higher vibratory energies here to meet us. I am speaking from experience, this is true. In this light, we help to hold one another during these times.
When connecting with another starseed recently, there was an instant clarity regarding our connection. We feel at greater depths than the majority of people on the planet and feel for a wide range of other life forms (plant, animal, air, sea, human's and yes, other beings that are outside of Earth).
It is time. We are supported and we will help to support others along their journey. It is time.
Monday, July 5, 2010
This is VERY good. First time for me seeing Steve talk on the subject. He has a good handle on the collective psychology/emotion of the people within government, the public sector and how disclosure effects other critical issues effecting all of us today. Great clip.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
This man passionately and clearly explains his stance on how we can work to change what is going on in the world. One of my favorite quotes is "the American Republic is lethargic." When this blogger first started discussing what she knew for truths, I was concerned about what friends, family and colleagues would say, now I realize through the uncomfortable truths that have now been on this blog for the past 7 months, people are waking up and becoming wiser to what is occurring in the world they live. As a result of this, people are less submissive, more active and being a co creator of these new emerging realities.
Personally, I do not accept this hierarchical, ecology raped, war monger, incompetence led world we live in and will work tirelessly to be part of the change. Change to peace, love, abundance, compassion, connection and evolution to our higher selves. Once we stand up for these truths and are willing to put our soul in action, we realize there are many others out there too who are willing to step up and be a part of the change. Connection through co creation is a powerful and wonderful feeling!