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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Israel: Who Are You?

Where will Israel stop?  Why are Israelis so disproportionately and criminally violent?  How can they live with their government?  How can they live with themselves?  Are they even human?

For over 2000 years the Jewish perception of their own history was that they lost control of their original Kingdoms (Kingdom of Israel C9-8 BC, Kingdom of Judah C8-6 BC) as a punishment from God because of the way they treated non-Jews, or the 'Goyim'. Their self-interpreted destiny was to be that of a nation with no state.

Then, in the nineteenth century, along came the Revisionist Zionist movement... Argentina, Uganda or Palestine? Where shall we put the new state of Israel?  

The twentieth century kicked off with the Protocols of Zion - what an interesting read that is!

What's that you say? Oil? In the Middle East? Forget Argentina and Uganda, Palestine it is!  Then came the First World War, the first battle for Iraqi oil, and the Balfour Declaration. Then Hitler, Mussolini and the Communists, and WWII. In 1947, Israel and the Nakba. Israel has been at war ever since.  

The state of Israel has murdered, injured, tortured, oppressed, robbed, raped and destroyed many millions more than those of 'their kind' who, history tells us, were exterminated by the Nazis. They will not stop until they completely annihilate the Palestinians. The people of the world must pressure the international community to bring peace to the region. Or, are we all just going to sit back and wait for God to intervene again?

After Palestine, who next?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

MH17 and Geo-Economic Politics

While the rioting in Kiev was still in full swing their decidedly dodgy 'emergency' leader signed a massive deal with the IMF that plunged Ukraine into around US$30bn of debt.  Now that different regions are breaking away and forming their own republics this is leaving a smaller and smaller population left to deal with the burden of $30bn of debt and its interest payments.

Regardless of who shot down MH17 it is clear that The Americans and NATO are using the tragedy to try and gain geopolitical ground in Eastern Ukraine.

As far as MH17 is concerned, the propaganda coming through the media in the Western world is, as always, full of soundbytes, insinuations, wild conspiracy theories, 'we believe's' and 'it is thought's'. None of the US politicians or media accusations about Russia or the 'pro-Russian separatist rebels' shooting the plane down are supported by the tiniest shred of evidence whilst, on the flip side, the closest and most advanced satellite in the vicinity of the crash was a US satellite but the Gringos are refusing to release the photos they have.

The baseless mud-throwing, accusations and wild conclusions presented by Western politicians and media seem to be in such gross contradiction to facts on the ground and independent analyzers that its almost as if they had the propaganda barrage ready to roll...

Why was contact with the plane lost over an hour before it fell to the ground?

Was it, according to the Spanish Air Traffic Controller, really the Interior Minister of Ukraine that ordered the plane shot down?

Why was the flight listed as cancelled? How did so many passports survive in perfect condition? Why were some of the bodies reported as 'looking like they'd been dead for days'? Check THIS article out for some curious observations, photos and videos

Russia has released its satellite evidence of Ukrainian BUK missile systems being in the area, and what were those two Ukrainian fighter jets doing with the doomed flight MH17 just a few minutes before it was destroyed?

Paul Craig Roberts (Former US Ass. Sec. State) also points out that the made-before-it-happened youtube video in which a Russian general and Ukrainian separatists discuss having mistakenly downed a civilian airliner shows that someone had foreknowledge of the event and was actively preparing to frame Russia.  This reeks of a conspiracy happening somewhere.

The US's use of MH17 as a Ukraine 'game changer' is well written about here

All said and done, this event is looking very much like a false flag 'accident' that is being used by the West to try and galvanise as much of the Ukraine as they can - a balkanised former Ukraine will, more than likely, involve a major IMF debt default at some point in the not-so-distant future. It is obviously about more than just the money, but this 'accident' benefits The US cause enormously and the Russian coase none - qui bono?

Monday, 14 July 2014

Death and Food

A man was walking across a field when he encountered a tiger. He fled, with the tiger after him. At the end of the field was a precipice, he caught hold of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed and pawed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down. Far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him.

Then he noticed two mice, one white and one black. They were gnawing away at the top of the vine. The man looked to his side and saw a ripe and luscious strawberry. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!

From: Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, Compiled by Paul Reps, p 32

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sufi Wisdom/Caravan of Dreams

Trust: Trust in God, but tie your camel first

The World: Treat this world as I do, like a wayfarer; like a horseman who stops in the shade of a tree for a time, and then moves on.

Objects: It is your attachment to objects which makes you blind and deaf

Women: Women are the twin halves of men

Privacy: Whoever invades people's privacy corrupts them

Oppression: When oppression exists, even the bird dies in its nest

Teaching: One hours teaching is better than a whole night of prayer

Envy: Envy devours good deeds, as fire devours fuel

Poverty: My poverty is my pride

Anger: Do not get angry, he is strong who can withhold anger

Struggle: The holy warrior is him who struggles with himself

Ink and Blood: The ink of the learned is holier than the blood of martyrs

Contemplation: An hours contemplation is better than a year's worship

Knowledge: Journey even as far as China seeking knowledge

Taken from the book Caravan of Dreams by Idries Shah

Monday, 7 July 2014

Big Pharma's Crime Against the Nation

Under the watch of Tony Bliar a landmark deal was made with big pharma.  As the world's single largest purchaser of pharamceutical medicines the NHS had an agreement with 'big pharma': they would get a large discount for buying in bulk. In return they would assist with the pharamceutical corporations with the research and development of new drugs.  Under Bliar's watch all that changed.  His deal ended the mutually beneficial relationship and the NHS became just another customer who had to pay the price demanded by big pharma.

Here's a quick case study to show what this means to the British tax payer.

Praziquantel is a chemical compound used to treat hook/flat worms (aka Bilharzia), which make themselves at home in the bladder of mammals.  Bilharzia is the second most common tropical disease on the planet, second only to malaria. Without praziquantel it is almost impossible to get rid of the little bastards.

Praziquantel is available in Africa and Asia and costs the consumer around 60p per pill.  That means it costs around ten to twenty pence to produce. It has no damaging side effects, unless you are a hook worm.

If you live in the UK and you need this drug you will have to travel to London to see a specialist.  The specialist will put a camera into your bladder to check to see whether you have hook worms. The patient will then be given a prescription.  A normal treatment is six or seven pills, depending on body weight. The treatment must be taken twice. 

The NHS (aka the UK tax payer) gets charged £100 PER PILL. This means that for every case of bilharzia/schisotomiasis/hook worms the medication costs £1.50 - £3 to produce but the tax payer is charged £1200 - £1400.

Praziquantel is just one drug out of thousands that the NHS have to buy from the likes of GlaxoSmithKline and Bayer.  This is one of the many ways the NHS and British taxpayer are being extorted by big pharma and their corporate politicians. It is all part of the plan to cripple the NHS with expense and debt so the politicians can claim the whole system is fucked and needs to be privatised, which will lead to even more massive mark-ups and profits for the corporate 'medicine' makers.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Fear vs Oneness

The peddling and promotion of fear by Western Oligarchies is their primary tool of control over us.

By convincing national populations of existential threats from abroad they are able to justify foreign aggression.

By convincing populations of 'evil doers' lurking among them they are able to justify aggressive, preemptive and invasive policing.

The peddling and promotion of fear is designed to keep people scared and suspicious of others. Whilst preoccupied with fear and conflict human consciousness is hindered from developing as it should. Regression can occur. This has an obvious impact on an individual's health and wellbeing. It leads to the arrested development of interpersonal relationships, which ripples out into wider society. When fear is pervasive societies become fractured, divided and isolated. They are incredibly easy to control and exploit.