We have all fallen in to an abyss but we just haven’t realized it yet. The change that has taken place in our world in the last 10 years is greater than the previous 100 years. The changes that one generation is experiencing, took 6 or 7 generations to experience in the 1900’s.
Now picture this. A family of four comes in to a coffee shop, buys its lunch and sits down to eat. During their meal no one speaks. No one looks up. They jam fast food in to their mouths, while playing on handheld devices, sending messages, listening to I-tunes and surfing the Net.
They leave the restaurant and the kids have to be driven back to school. Dad fumbles with his cell phone while sipping his coffee. Mom checks her Facebook account and the kids in the backseat are texting to their friends. The kids get dropped off at school, and the parents go back to work. Hardly a word was spoken during the lunch hour. This pattern is repeated millions of times every day in different ways all around the world.
You cannot put a child in a room with a computer and expect the child to learn to read. Sure the computer will be a great aid for learning if used responsibly, but as a society we are letting the technology control us. Continue Reading
by Zen Gardner
Are you watching this latest pattern in the news? Mega scandals about Benghazi and the IRS and more breaking out and seeming to threaten the charade we call our government? Even liberal mainstays like the leg-thrilled Chris Matthews are getting in on the Obama bashing bandwagon with all that’s seeming to be revealed…
Chris Matthews Sours on Obama
President Obama “obviously likes giving speeches more than he does running the executive branch,” Chris Matthews said tonight.
Yes, you read that right: The MSNBC host who in 2008 felt a “thrill going up my leg” after hearing Obama speak has grown disenchanted. Tonight’s episode of Hardball saw Matthews delivering a rare, unforgiving grilling of the president as severe as anything that might appear on Fox News.
“What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn’t like dealing with other politicians — that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn’t particularly like the press…. He likes to write the speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau and the others wrote for the first draft,” Matthews said.
“So what part does he like? He likes going on the road, campaigning, visiting businesses like he does every couple days somewhere in Ohio or somewhere,” Matthews continued. “But what part does he like? He doesn’t like lobbying for the bills he cares about. He doesn’t like selling to the press. He doesn’t like giving orders or giving somebody the power to give orders. He doesn’t seem to like being an executive.” Continue Reading
In my last article “I Am Money”, I received some sincere questions from people wondering if it is even possible to for us to function without money. It’s difficult (even for me) to figure out where the years of conditioning intersect with reasonable and meaningful concepts on the idea of fair exchange. If the current system of money has done its job properly, it should be intertwined like a weed with our common sense, our emotions and even our spirits.
Money is essentially a spell or a hex. All of those images, symbols and verbiage on the currency are not accidental, and are the function of years of ritualistic alchemist sorcery. Forget what the movies and television have shown to you about sorcery, this is what it actually looks like. Think I’m pushing the boundaries a little? Look around and ask yourself if there is anyone under the spell of “money”.
Let’s see if we can break this down:
First, If we assume that there is actually a need for a medium of exchange (and at least in a transitional sense, I agree), then it would need to be a fair exchange. I will detail this below. Second, we really need to examine our propensity / conditioning toward the illusion of creating and storing “wealth”. As if the Creation wasn’t “wealthy” or abundant enough already, we had to create some abstract method of measuring our progress? Building and storing so-called wealth is really a counter-creational behavior, as it is the essence of materialism. Anything that binds us to the material world is harming our true nature. Continue Reading