Thursday, October 30, 2008


So the Associated Press is apparently reporting that the US presidential race is far closer than it would often seem to be the case. From where I stand, this would seem to be a very odd thing. I have always thought that Obama seemed to have the most public and media support by far. However, this post is not so much about which of them are actually winning. I am no fan of either candidate. As I said during the Canadian Federal Election, I feel that both major parties in both countries are basically two sides of the same dirty coin, although in this particular case, I feel Obama is the elite's "chosen one".

What I am concerned about, is this apparent attempt to make the race seem close. It was the case in Canada too. Most people "had a feeling" that Harper was once again going to have a minority government. Lo and behold, that was the case. Don't most people now seem to "have a feeling" that Obama is going to be the next US President? So why do we need to be made to feel that the race is a tight contest?

Could it be that we're supposed to be focusing on that, and not why the trillions of dollars of corporate banking bail-out money seems to be being hoarded? Could it be to keep us on edge as late as possible? Could it be to get us worried about another stolen election and then to give us a sense of relief when Obama actually wins, all the while the world continues to accelerate in its breaking apart? If so, just how much could this sense of relief be used to bring more people into the Obama "believers" camp?

People, I beseech thee....come together in freedom, equality, consideration and common sense, not in following some righteous-seeming "golden boy".

Here's my little bit of prophetic gibberish, I hope I am it's Obama, in a few years it will be Prince William.

Et Tu, BBC?

Last night during my late-night news-wandering I came across this story. It seems that while so many of us are concerned about climate change, inequality, poverty, a looming global depression and other such trivialities, we have been negligently overlooking a major concern. A new generation of kajillionaire inheritance recipients are facing the stress of having to figure out what to do with themselves and all that wealth.

I for one am ashamed that I have wasted all this energy in trying to remain free while doing my part to make the world a better place. How could I have been so selfish? We must all devote our wretched, profane selves to helping these future leaders consolidate and develop their piles of gold so that we may receive the glory of that which trickles down. Long live the King!!

Yep, that's right...I can write horse crap too. I am so disappointed that even the BBC seems to have been lost.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I stumbled across this video on Facebook tonight. I suggest that ALL Canadians watch it, especially given the turnout of our most recent federal election. Mel Hurtig presents some very serious information about the direction Canada has been headed for the past 30-40 years.

For me, watching the video raised a question I have been pondering for a few months now:

Should Canada remain a country or should we break apart into smaller nations, perhaps along provincial borders?

The reason this question keeps coming up for me is that I wonder if we are being overcome by the sheer vastness of Canada. Modern Canada seems a very fractured place. We have long been divided along relatively geographic lines; the west (which is often further broken down into BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan/Manitoba), the east (often broken into Ontario and Quebec), and the Maritimes. Another area of discontent has been between English and French which has, for obvious reasons, manifested as Quebec versus the rest of Canada. That Canada accepts this area of conflict is evidenced by the existence and strength of a Quebec based separatist national party.

I personally feel that Canada should most definitely remain a country and that we must ALL find ways to come to compromises that benefit all of Canada. Our parents and grandparents and their parents built a country that we should be damned proud to live in and to reclaim, even though there were some admittedly horrible moments. We have made mistakes, but I still believe that most Canadians DO want a free but socially oriented Canada. A country that embraces its multiculturalism, including vibrant and strong native communities. A country where all cultures are both proud and active in their heritage, but willing to make compromises to exist alongside other cultures, working together for the strongest future possible for all. However, reaching that point is going to REQUIRE asking the question I have posed. Making any dent in the political apathy in this country is going to require asking the question. Its about time we very seriously asked it of ourselves and each other.

I am thinking of creating a Facebook group dedicated solely to posing this question, but I would ask that anyone who reads this post take a moment to ask the question to all the Canadians you know. Post it on your blog or webpage, send an email to a bunch of people, put it on your Facebook page, whatever. Just ask the question, especially if you care about Canada. You don't need to know the person's answer, just ask the question!

Peace to all.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just Another Wednesday...uh Thursday.

I`ve been listening to and discussing the Alex Jones radio show an awful lot lately it seems. I think he might remind me of myself, if I had no self-censoring. However, I mention his radio show again today for a couple of specific reasons.

First off, the lovable and very giving Willie Nelson was on for nearly an hour`s worth of phone interview. Willie has protested greedy big banking and corporations for decades and paid the price for it as well, yet he does not back off. Listening to this interview made me regret not trying to arrange a moment to speak with him the last time he performed here.

Of greater interest to me, however, and perhaps to many others, was the return of Naomi Wolf to the show. Ms. Wolf was on for at least an hour and it was quite interesting to listen to their interaction. With all her little gasps and cries of astonishment as she learned scary tidbit after scary tidbit, I thought she seemed surprisingly `belle-ish` to Alex`s `truth cowboy` persona. Very interesting conversation that also made me chuckle a few times.

A new piece of technology came to my attention for the first time during her phone interview today, as well. The TASER Shockwave is a new military/police toy that kind of reminds me of a nasty uber-jellyfish gun. Nature mimicry gone horribly awry (more reasons to avoid a sheerly technocratic society). As the brochure says:

"With the push of a button at a stand-off distance of up to 100 meter, the Shockwave unit deploys multiple standard TASER cartridges that are oriented across an area arc. Full area coverage is provided to instantaneously incapacitate multiple personnel within that region."

Something tells me this will be a big seller for TASER over the next few months as more and more people lose their jobs, homes and any way of feeding themselves.

At this point, since I finally have the comfort of knowing a few people (thank you!) now read my blathering sometimes, I wanted to pose a question. In another interesting sync moment the other day, Alex Jones mentioned a sense of time moving quicker and quicker lately. He was specific enough to mention that this was not even the same kind of quickening that seems to come naturally as part of aging. I know that I have been feeling this as well, for at least a year now. I wonder if this is the case for anyone else?

Peace to us all, brothers and sisters.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

20 Minute Bits of Hope

I just love

I have learned some very scary things there, but it is also a site of great hope and inspiration for me. The site was introduced to me by someone I barely know. How it came to be shared is quite an amazing little bit of what I will call "stunning universal irony" but is far too personal a tale to share completely. Suffice it to say, it was a surprising little nudge along the path of my re-awakening.

I have not been visiting the site a great deal lately, as I was not seeing many new presentations and I found myself focusing in different areas. Today, however, I had a look and discovered a recent addition. As with so many Ted presentations ( I will list a few suggestions later), I found this one incredibly moving. In this presentation, Eve Ensler (creator of the Vagina Monologues and V-day) discusses our current focus on security.

The very short interview at the end of the presentation is of particular interest to me. The thought that Ms. Ensler shares, regarding grieving, is a thought I have frequently. I am very much the same way, tho I have thankfully not had to face anywhere near the amount of horror that she and other women have had to face.

I admire Ms. Ensler's work a great deal, both theatrical and humanitarian. I have even worked on a production of the Vagina interesting experience in itself. The woman who directed this production was quite a powerful individual, but one who I feel embodies my one criticism of Ms. Ensler's message. In recognizing and utilizing her own power and creativity, this particular woman had a rather incessant knack for running roughshod over others, especially men. While I completely agree that it is wrong to denigrate women as is the case in so much of the world, I cannot support a return to a matriarchal society (which Ms. Ensler seems to advocate) anymore than I can support continuing a patriarchal. What I support is learning to appreciate the value of BOTH genders, in our society. What I support is striving for balance, for understanding that we are both a part of nature and, through our consciousness, apart from it. That we are both individuals, male or female (or both in some cases), AND part of a completely androgenous collective.

A few of my other favorites on Ted:

Jill Bolte-Taylor discusses neuro-anatomy, her own stroke, and human consciousness. This was the first presentation I saw, and it had me in tears...but happily so, upliftingly so. It still gets me every time.

Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute discusses why and how we must win the Oil Endgame. My one problem with Mr. Lovins is his seeming devotion to the current consumption and profit based system. I love the carbon sequestration potential in carbon-fibre technology, but the energy cost remains quite high. If his numbers are right, however, we should be listening a lot closer than we seem to be. His connection to the military is a bit worrisome tho, to me anyway.

Majora Carter is one of the true hopes in the world, I think. Her warning of continuing racial and class segregation in talking about a sustainable world is an incredibly important thing we have to remember. Everyone should hear this woman speak. I`ll go so far as to say `the hell with Barack Obama. THIS woman should be America`s President.` I don`t care what color her skin is, or the fact that she is a she. She puts all the candidates to shame. Except like all true leaders, I doubt she would feel up to the job. But just imagine a world with such REAL leaders.

Start with these, see what else you find.

Peace to all.


I thought I would add a couple of examples of presentations I am not so crazy about as well.

Paul Rothemund shows a glimpse of the future of genetic engineering. It would seem that Gene Roddenberry wasn`t so far off with his `replicator` technology. However, I think this post highlights mankind`s recent trade-off between intelligence and wisdom. This is of great concern to me and, I wish, to others.

Stewart Brand thinks 2 Billion people living in squatter cities is a good thing. It`s only 3 minutes long so I`m not going to say anything else, other than this 3 minutes made my skin crawl. No wait, I am going to say more...this is what people are to elitists like this guy. Energy cells. Sure, I think the human population is at a dangerous level but I will never agree that we are livestock that need to be managed.

Aubrey de Grey
does not believe death is supposed to be part of life...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

After a Good Sleep

Yep, I got a good sleep. I went to bed disappointed and certainly worried but managed to not fret. Maybe this is because I had so prepared myself for the overall outcome that we saw in the Canadian Federal General Election yesterday. Maybe its because I've always known that things are going to have to get a lot worse than they even are now, for real and proper change to occur...and maybe its because I know it might already be too late. Maybe its because of a lot of things.

But I woke up recognizing a few more rays of hope that I did not last night. Yes, voter turnout was disgustingly low, but an awful lot of people voted their little hearts out. To me, it seemed that in a whole lot of ridings, numbers for parties alternative to the Big 2, were up. I was personally happy to see that the strategic voting push did not really work. I wanted people to vote their beliefs...and many of those who showed up, did just that.

On top of this, I don't think that many of those who voted for the CP's did so out of complete support for the Harper regime. I think they did so out of fear. Fear of the unknown that we all face, fear of how to proceed, fear of change.

As for those who did not vote, we don't need to bash them too much. What we need to do, I think, is keep providing our examples and TO KEEP TALKING. And I do mean talking, not yelling. We need to keep nudging more people awake, and reminding them that the time is coming when their vote will make ALL the difference.

As I've said, the "change we need" is not going to come out of our government buildings. Perhaps this was the case, once upon a time. We are now at a time, similar to the Dark Ages, when the change is going to come in kitchens and fields and living rooms and playgrounds and backyards.

Now, for anyone who really needs a laugh...have a listen to today's Alex Jones radio show at Its a great "debate/conversation" between Alex and the creator of the Zeitgeist internet films. It's a humorous and sad argument, really, between two "truth movement" leaders who I feel are sooo close, and yet still so far from truly grasping the future we need so desperately. It's a good laugh, but its also rather poignant at times if you can get past the childishness.

I hope others will have a listen and share their thoughts.

Northern Oblivion

I'm not sure how I should feel now, exactly.

One one hand, I am desperately thankful that the Conservative Party did not win their majority government, but on the other hand they still came damn close to it. I never thought I would be thankful for the Bloc Quebecois, and I am still not sure that I am, but at least they saved us from a potentially massive PC majority government.

The more I think about it tho, the more I realize I do not feel good at all.

There's just no way to feel good about the fact that Canada showed it's worst ever turnout for a Federal General Election. This shows an electorate that has has given up, or just does not care. Personally, I find it completely unbelievable that Canadians could be SO cynical and/or apathetic at such an important time. More than 40% of Canadians seem to fit within these categories now.

There's no way to feel good about the fact that such a large portion of CBC election coverage was satirical. Satire most definitely has its place, but mixed into the journalistic coverage? That shows an electorate that is obviously far more interested in being entertained than in being involved.

Following the public comments on the main election article on the CBC website, I do not see much more hope. There are the typical ignorant, close-minded comments that one sees everywhere. It still amazes me that such a large amount of people just cannot fathom that the environment HAS to take precedence over the economy and the status quo devotion to constant economic growth based on endlessly accumulating debt instead of on actual production of goods and services. Even a great deal of seemingly intelligent individuals cannot seem to grasp this.

It's all just more proof of how we have almost completely lost touch with logic.

No matter how I look at this, I cannot help but feel like we have apathetically taken one more huge leap toward the cliff.

Yet I still hope and I will keep working. Peace to all.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's On

It's about 15 minutes to the closing of polls here in Alberta for the 2008 Federal Election. 15 minutes til they start counting the votes at what many, myself included, think is a crucial time in Canada (and the world)'s current history.

Most people foresee yet another Conservative Party minority government. I cannot help but tend to agree. I would not be terribly surprised to see the CP's gain a few more seats than last election, but I have a hard time imagining many people will change their voting patterns in times of such uncertainty. It will, however, be interesting to see whether the call to vote strategically (both the ABC lobby and the Vote for the Environment lobby seeming to be pleas to vote against the Conservatives) make any real difference this time around.

I do find it interesting that this election seems to be mostly about Mr. Harper, Conservative Party Leader and incumbent Prime Minister. Now, more than any Federal Election that I recall, this election is about Party leadership, not so much about Party platforms. I will likely post about this in more detail soon.

In the time it took to write this, the 15 minutes has passed and the counting shall begin. I will sign off with this thought. Given the state of Canada and the world, can we look to the outcome of this election with any real hope? I do not think so. We've got some tremendous troubles on the horizon to overcome, but I do not think the necessary changes will be initiated in our Parliaments, Legislature's, etc.

Crap, the first announcement is in and Elizabeth May did not even win a seat. Ill offer my congrats now to the Cons. Look out tho, more and more of us are watching closely.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Darkness Descending

Deeper and darker. Naomi Wolf thinks the US has gone police state pretty much completely now. I find it very difficult to disagree. If so, we Canadians better start thinking about pre WWII Poland and Czechoslovakia.

I hear New Zealand is nice this time of year.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mental Conditioning in Eco-marketing

A few weeks back I watched a program called Aftermath: World Without Humans. This is a link to a teaser clip, although I have not yet been able to find a full version online. I have always found this type of production to be quite fascinating, and indeed it was a very interesting watch, yet in reflecting on the substance, I have a few questions and/or issues with this one.

First off, this documentary presents a rather rosy planetary recovery from massive nuclear and chemical catastrophes. It suggests that nature would flush out radioactive and chemical fallout, with no long-term repercussions, in less than 250 years. Now, while I accept their assertion that rain would wash most radiation into the earth, I find it bothersome that there was NO suggestion whatsoever of long-term genetic ramifications due to radioactivity or chemicals. Not only that, I would think there would HAVE to be some sort of ramifications to that amount of radioactivity and chemicals in soil and water tables. The Chernobyl meltdown was referenced, yet no mention was made of the current and ongoing genetic effects being seen in that area. I found this to be a very curious omission.

Secondly, there is significant reason to believe we have already passed the tipping point in the march towards irreversible global climate change. Even in this production, where the suggestion is made that near-total ecological recovery could be made without the presence of humanity, there was no mention of polar ice cap or glacial regeneration, nor the receding of deserts. I KNOW many areas would recover, but it is exceedingly difficult to believe that recovery would be so complete or so rapid.

While it is possible that these specifics were simply omitted for time considerations, I am not sure this was the case. Given my understanding of the use of psychology in mass media, I think it is more likely that this production was yet another bastardization of ecological issues by controlling elites intent on clearing the planet of the masses, allowing natural areas to regenerate for the benefit of the remaining few. I think it more likely that it was preparation for the sleeping masses, an explanation of why we will need to be forced off the land into massive cities, of why we must accept eugenics and other fascist controls.

The issues of over-population, over-consumption, resource exploitation and dedication to the model of constant economic growth ARE issues that desperately need to be dealt with, but I just cannot accept that fascist control and eugenics are the best way to achieve change. What is desperately needed is real evolution in human consciousness, an acceptance that stewardship does not mean exploitation, a realization that all things are connected.

Be well and good to each other, Sisters and Brothers.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Considering Life and Entropy

I discovered an interesting little article tonight which philosophizes on the relationship between life force and entropy.

I wanted to comment because my intuition tells me that there is a slight mistake and, though it may seem small, I feel it has significance. I believe it is a dangerous misconception to automatically see death and/or decay as a force for destruction. I actually believe that death and/or decay are often actually part of life force itself. This is hard for human consciousness to accept, since death and decay often mean suffering, either to those dying/decaying or to those observing. But on the grand scale of things, individual death and decay often lead to new and more various or complex forms of life.

Entropy is, to me, more associated with a more permanent destruction. The recent struggle by mankind to dominate, exploit, and control each other, and nature itself, seems to be a powerful force of entropy which could very well leave the Planet Earth a Mars-like wasteland. When it comes to human actions, we can be directly (purposely) or indirectly (through ignorance) entropic. Greed and/or hunger for power are strong forces of entropy, for example, for to accumulate personal wealth or great amounts of power generally means the suffering of others.

Now, this is not to say that I completely disagree with the article's author or philosophy. Quite the opposite is true, especially after adding the "tweaks" I have mentioned.

Peace to all.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Again with the Signs and A Small Failure

My mind continues to churn. I've been writing at this post for 2 hours now and this is the 4th start. I have to share this ongoing experience but I'm still sorting it out myself. LOL.

What has it churning so much is that when I got up this morning and checked today's guests on the Alex Jones Radio Show, lo and behold, it was David Icke. Considering the revelations alluded to in yesterday's post, this was quite the fascinating coincidence and unsurprisingly turned out to be a moving listen. Over and over, I heard my own thoughts paraphrased and sometimes almost word for word. I really do suggest that everyone listen to this portion of today's broadcast.

I'd love to give my own synopsis of the broadcast and its implications, but I am afraid my thoughts are still churning too heavily and I think I will just let the experience happen without devoting TOO much energy to analysis at this point. Suffice it to say, and I know how weird this sounds, it is like I can actually feel my consciousness evolving. More and more I feel like I understand how my consciousness can have an effect on reality. More and more I understand that the scope of reality which I can perceive at this time remains a tiny percentage of actual reality. More and more I understand just what an incredible creation is human consciousness and physiology. And more and more I understand that the forces of entropy NEED humanity to remain semi-conscious...and why this is the case. It is their food, and there is getting to be a lot of it. This is where the feeling of accelerating "badness" comes from.

This leads to the small failure. While at the very beginning of the 4th start of this post, the phone rang. It was yet another telemarketing call, this one a marketing research study for Remada Inns. I listened to the lady's opening spiel and when she paused, I think my statement was " no, no no...thanks!" and then I hung up. I gave in to frustration. I created a little bit more food for the forces of entropy. I realized immediately after hanging up, that what I should have done was simply tell the lady that I was sorry she needed such a job and offered some advice, simply ignoring the real reason for the call. I had no need to listen or participate in the real reason for the call, but I definitely could have done something to make it a more positive experience for both of us. I hope I can learn to do better.

Peace to all.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

A Leap Forward

Along my quest for knowledge, full consciousness, enlightenment...whatever it should be called, I came across one of the most fascinating videos I have ever seen. It can be found in 16 10-minute parts on Youtube. I recommend it to anyone seeking a deeper consciousness.

My reasons for saying this are plural. First of all, I believe in "signs". I believe we are shown clues as to what we should pay closer attention, if we are paying attention and open-minded enough to see them. In this case, one of the main "signs" for me was that the main fictional character in the story, which accompanies and provides context for much of the information presented in this documentary, is played by Marlee Matlin. Marlee Matlin is a brilliant, as well as deaf (tho I doubt it ever held her back) actress. I first saw her in some romantic drama when I was around 15 years old. I found myself enchanted by her "presence", and since then have seen her here and there, always in fascinating and thought provoking roles. Discovering her in this production, I immediately had a strong sense of "this means something, I better watch closely".

Since I had quite accidentally stumbled across this documentary, I really had no idea of what it was going to be about. I had actually discovered it via a link on a blog which lead me to one of the sections of the documentary which had been posted on Youtube. This section dealt with quantum physics and the "double-slit experiment". Having decided to have a look at more of the entire presentation, I soon learned that it was about a much larger topic indeed.

What is being discussed is human consciousness and it's seemingly direct connection to quantum understanding. I have been hearing quite a lot lately about the potential for human consciousness to affect "reality" for some time from the likes of David Icke and various others. I have always had a hard time accepting their suggestion that what we can imagine, we can achieve...without exception. I always felt that this was kind of a "new agey" attempt to avoid actual work and any kind of physical or emotional suffering or struggle. Basically, it seemed like so much more snake-oil. So now having so accidentally stumbled across this particular documentary about that very topic, from a scientific standpoint, it seemed clear to me that I should listen closely, that perhaps I had been missing something in my earlier assessments of this philosophy...another "sign".

I have always felt the inter-connectedness of all things on this world, and also felt that applied throughout the universe. I have always felt that to truly understand this inter-connectedness is to come as close as the living mortal can, to seeing and understanding God. Now it seems that the proof that the scientist in me needs, might actually exist.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

More Sleight of Hand?

So, while global media headlines are dominated by global economic instability, US and other nation's federal bail-out bills and the US election, this headline goes almost totally uncovered. As of today:

"Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks."

Now to me, this is much bigger news than a proposed $700 Billion bailout of a failing economic paradigm, especially since around twice that has been spent on bail outs or purchases which did not require legislation for some reason. When the military is tasked to "coordinate defense support of civil authorities", a large step has been taken towards becoming a blatantly fascist state. This statement may land me in hot water but it seems to me that a government which uses terror, military or financial or otherwise, to influence the will of the public, is a terrorist organization itself. Fear, guilt and greed (and others yet) have been used over and over throughout history, to control the masses...usually as empirical societies broke down. For me, to see this accelerating, so blatantly, in North America, is a fairly obvious sign that our corporate, maximum profit and consumer based New World crumbling around us.

Another important aspect of this story, is that "The at-home mission does not take the place of scheduled combat-zone deployments and will take place during the so-called dwell time a unit gets to reset and regenerate after a deployment." Now, given what we know about undiagnosed and untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder how often are peaceful protesters going to be physically seen as insurgents by some poor shell shocked Middle East veteran? I dunno, maybe I just worry too much.

To me, public outcry over this move should be as intense as that over the financial bailouts, if not more so. To my understanding, this is National Guard duty, at best. Of course, aren't most of the National Guard details on duty in Iraq and/or Afghanistan?

So what does this mean for Canadians, now? This is some information on how Northcom affects Canada. To my understanding, this means we now have a good idea which US troops we will first see deployed actively on Canadian soil (probably securing some freshwater source) under the guise of North American security. Of course Canada needs to be defended from hostile interests, but...('nuff said I hope).

Once upon a time, I would have watched all of these proceedings from a rather detached point of view, but now that Canadian activity is so heavily linked to US activity...often even controlled by it, Canadians and many other nations can no longer remain detached. Once again tho, I guess we just have to see how things go. For the record, I do hope I am dreadfully wrong to be concerned...but I do not think I am.

Peace to all.