What does a new “case” of covid-19 mean? (And is it okay to shout “fire” in a crowded theater?)

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In almost every discussion I have had regarding covid-19 and the various governmental responses to it, one of the first issues that comes up are all the inconsistencies and contradictions in what we’re being told and what we’re being told to do.  But before I get into that, I want to look at one other aspect of the covid-19 picture that we in the U.S. are hearing and reading about every day:  the growing number of “cases” being found every day. 

One of William Shakespeare’s most well-known questions is: “What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  However, it is also well known that names, words, can and do make a great difference in how we perceive a thing.  The noun “case”, especially when relating to illness/disease is one of these words.  We have to be aware that sometimes a word means something in common usage, and also, within the specialization of one discipline or another, that word may have a particular meaning.  For example, we all know what the common usages of the word “head” are.  Either a body part or possibly the boss, or leader of something.  However, in the Navy, the word “head” can and often does refer to the toilet/WC.  Sometimes it all depends on the context the word is being used in.  The word “case” has some similar usage issues.

In common usage I venture to say we usually think of a “case” as being something that holds something else, like a cellphone case.  Or, when speaking about illness, a case is commonly thought of occurring when someone is actively ill with something.  We’ve all probably heard about someone coming down with a case of food poisoning, or, heaven forbid, a case of cancer.  The fact that someone ate some food which somehow, later, turned up as tainted, means that maybe the person might “come down with a case of food poisoning”, but not necessarily.   With cancer I have heard that at any given time most (all?) of us have some cancer cells in our body, however that doesn’t mean we’re suffering with a case of cancer. A “case” of something commonly means someone is actively suffering, ill, with whatever it is.   The CDC and other public health related people and agencies however, seem to have a different meaning for the word “case” within their technical jargon.  In that usage a “case” can evidently mean simply a positive test result. 

So when we hear about all the new cases of covid-19 turning up, what does that mean?  Does that mean all the people represented by that number are actively suffering from the severe ravages of covid-19, which we’ve heard so much about?  If we’re thinking in common usage terms, the word “case” tends to lead our minds down that path.  However, the reality is that in terms of the daily covid “scoreboard”, it doesn’t mean that at all.  It means more people have been tested and some of the test results are positive.  Kind of like someone eating some food with some unwanted bacteria growing on it.  Does that necessarily meant they are going to come down with a case of food poisoning?   As with exposure to just about every potentially harmful substance on Earth, there a few other variables involved such as the amount of the “dose” of bacteria and the person’s pre-existing state of health.  I think that the robustness of the human immune system is being largely ignored as the covid scenario progresses.  Which brings us back to: will someone who tests positive for covid become ill, develop symptoms?  Maybe. I’m not sure there are any reliable numbers on the relationship between testing positive and becoming symptomatic.  But even if odds are that an infected person will develop some symptoms, as the World Health Organization states:  “COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.”

At this point I find myself asking, would the daily news have the same quality of sensationalism if what is reported are “positive test results”?  As it is, while typical pornography titillates feelings of lust, what is being titillated by the current media onslaught is fear.  I don’t think it’s inaccurate to call it “fear porn”.  So, imagine the headline:  “Today an additional 1,000 people tested positive for covid.”  After a few weeks, how many people are going to be on the edge of their seats waiting for the latest tally?  But if they say there are 1,000 new cases of covid, especially without any qualifying explanations, our minds, our imaginations, tend to take us down the path of common usage to a forest of doom and gloom, don’t they?  So, are we being misled?  I think so, I think the folks putting the words together know exactly what picture those words are likely to conjure up in the minds of the general public.  However, are they lying?  I think it can be easily argued in a court of law that, no, the health officials are merely reporting the facts as they define them.  And the media is just parroting what they’re being told. 

I think the reporting which is taking place around covid by the mainstream media in the U.S. begs the question: is it okay to shout “fire” in a crowded theater?

Getting back to the matter of the inconsistencies, I probably don’t need to go much further, if you’ve been paying much attention to the claims about covid and the various orders coming from the various levels of government you could probably enlighten me about a few notable inconsistencies.  However, here are a few I’ve encountered:

  • One major inconsistency I’ve heard more than once is that while the State Legislature in Washington State is still meeting online, the State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction is looking at, at least some, students being back in the classroom.
  • Another I’ve heard a couple times is: if covid is so contagious, why aren’t cities, or whoever, prescribing safe methods, or providing receptacles, for disposing of all the used facemasks and gloves? Personally I’ve seen quite a few discarded masks and gloves on the street or in parking lots.
  • If gathering in large numbers inside enclosed spaces is not okay, why is it okay to shop in large numbers at Walmart and other “big box” stores but not okay to shop in smaller numbers within smaller, local stores?
  • However, one I find most notable is: with all the expressions of danger and concern coming from the CDC, State governments and the Federal government, why aren’t our leaders showing the will and wisdom to use the same medicines and methods which are being used in the countries which have already been able to return to functioning for the most part as they were before the virus showed up?

With all that is at stake, with all the losses, of jobs, homes, and lives that have taken place and will take place around the covid scenario, there possibly has been no time in modern U.S. history in which it is more important for average citizens to be diligently seeking information about the situation facing us from all sources offering such information. Then the task we face is to sort through that information, seek what bits and pieces from the various sources hold up to scrutiny and fit together with other bits and pieces which we have confidence in the reliability of.  We must also factor in motives of individuals or groups which want us to do, or not do, something or another.  Are we “all in this together” or are there winners and losers?  Why?  When a relative few of the richest are becoming richer and millions are losing significantly, when those in seats of power are obviously garnering more power through their manipulations of the situation, there obviously are some personal interests being served.   What’s happening isn’t all about health.  It’s also very much about economics and power.  We should be looking into every nook and cranny that presents itself, then, with thoughtful analysis, we can begin to see the “big picture” of what is actually taking place.  Sometimes we may not like where our own observations and conclusions may take us.  Sometimes the truth is not the reality we want to acknowledge or have to deal with.

Always, never, sometimes, all, none, some.

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I’ve been writing letters to our local paper and articles for my blog for some time.  However, all that pales in comparison to countless conversations with many people over many years.  When you converse with and/or get written feedback from intelligent people on the ideas that you’re expressing, it can lead one to have to refine one’s communications.  That’s a good thing.

One thing which over the years I have had to face repeatedly in my communications, and which I often see in the communications of others, are the instances in which, by design or default, a person makes an all encompassing statement which, in it’s breadth, renders the statement inaccurate, untrue.  One often sees this in cases in which someone is angry about something, or purposely trying to sway the opinion of an already biased audience.  The thing about the heat of emotion is that it often abates in the presence of objective (coolheaded) thought.  This can be good if the goal is to find rational resolution to problematic issues, or bad if the goal is to incite thoughtless anger.

One clue that what is being communicated is not based in reality, often is the use of the words “all”, “no”, “always” or “never”.  Or statements which clearly imply the use of those words, even if the words themselves are not present.  This is particularly true when the topic has to do with human traits, characteristics, and/or behaviors.  For example, and I am going to jump right in with a loaded example, if I write that all men are emotionally shallow, cruel people, I, unfortunately, may be accurate about some men, but because I include the word “all”, my statement is untrue.  The same is true if I omit the world “all” and simply say that men are emotionally shallow, cruel people.  The implication is clear that I am referring to all men.  But if I state that some men are emotionally shallow, cruel people, that is a statement which is defendable, true and accurate.  This same principle is at work if I make the statement that no men are shallow, cruel people.  At this point some reading this are probably going, yeah, been there, done that.  Some are possibly considering this information for the first time.

The difference this adjustment in our communication, and our thinking, can make in the world is tremendous.  We human beings are complex beings and, in our complexity, sweeping statements trying to characterize genders or races, referring to deficits or strengths in any particular area of our thinking and/or behavior, are seldom, if ever, accurate.  This is the case no matter the gender or skin color of the people being referred to.

So the next time you’re arguing with a friend, or your spouse, or getting ready to deliver a characterization of a particular person or group of people, please give some thought as to whether or not what you’re about to say, or write, is actually, literally accurate/true.  Sometimes doing this can lead us to realize that we are not correct in our initial thinking/perception.  Sometimes that can be a very good, comforting thing.  And it is always going to put us a step closer to resolving issues, reaching agreements, if we aren’t inciting defensiveness and hurting feelings by mischaracterizing those we’ve found ourselves in a problematic situation with.

 

 

The most important battle going on.

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This post is essentially an invitation to watch a documentary which was produced in 2010.  However the subject matter of the film is timeless.

Whether you’re watching FOX, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc., you’re being fed bullshit. But it comes in different flavors, because those controlling the news know, everyone doesn’t like vanilla. However there are certain constants no matter what channel you tune in to. Some of them are:

1. Accumulating vast wealth is good.
2. We should all admire those who have accumulated vast wealth.
3. Be afraid, be very afraid.. Depending upon what channel you’re watching, what we’re supposed to be afraid of can vary. But it’s never the extravagantly wealthy, nor war.
4. War is a necessity.
5. We need to spend more on war.

It is important to those busily accumulating wealth and power, regardless of the effects of their actions upon the majority of people in the world, or the planet itself, that we, the masses, believe these things. They are constantly endeavoring to engineer consent for their actions. Our continued belief of these concepts enables them to maintain and advance their agenda.

All we need to win this war is to realize our kinship, our innate interconnectedness. To love one another as we love ourselves. And to love the universal creative spirit that gives us life. To respect the creator, respect the creation.

The most important battle going on is to control our perceptions of what is going on. The battle to control our thoughts.  This documentary provides a clear picture of history and nature of this battle.  Click on the link to be taken to the full video on YouTube:

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What’s changing the attitude of immigrants?

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There have been a number of posts about how someone’s ancestors (like mine) immigrated to the U.S. Were glad to be here, learned the language, and assimilated into the culture. That used to be the norm.

As is all too clear from the news that is not necessarily the case with immigrants today.

However, there is something else that is different that isn’t as widely distributed via the news. When my ancestors, and others, in the past came to the U.S. it wasn’t because U.S. individuals and corporations, and foreign tyrants, often with assistance from the U.S. government, had destroyed living conditions in their countries of origin.

That being the case, why would they want to come here?   Why come to a country whose governmental policies obviously, and increasingly, show moral bankruptcy?  A country which the home to those who have absconded with a great deal of their country’s natural resources? That’s a good question, however, it also provides the answer. They are just, as the phrase states: following the money.  The wealth which, at one time, resided in their home countries, or was the land they lived on and farmed.

Countries are like ships.  While conditions are acceptable on them, whose going to jump overboard and risk the dangerous swim to a ship on the horizon?  Nobody, or very, very few.  Everyone needs a ship to live on.  We all need a home.  We all need hope.

So, unless we want to see this mad scramble continue indefinitely, this mad scramble to find space in one of the ships of state where conditions still offer hope, one of two things has to happen.  1. We either try to revitalize conditions on the other ships in our world, or, 2. We kill a whole lot of people around the world, stop the flow at the source.

At this point a lot of you are offended, shocked by the latter option.  Good for you, you’re still fully human.  But there are some reading this who may not be shocked at all.  Who will think, good idea, let’s take that second option.

There are a number of ways that a human being’s innate sensibilities can be numbed to the point the second option seems attractive.  Ongoing trauma, over years, might do it.  Chronic severe stress, again over years, might do it.  Or belonging to a group, a family or club, which engages in practices designed to numb, to obliviate, those aspects of our humanity; empathy or any other innate connectivity to others, can do it.  And if you aren’t already aware, there are such groups, families, and clubs.   If you occupy a position of authority, it doesn’t seem to be all that difficult to find some who will blindly follow.

Humankind has a sorry history of people being willing to be used by those in positions of authority.  We’ve been doing it for decades, centuries.  Sometimes it doesn’t require a whole lot of effort on the part of those working to manipulate us to serve their agendas.  If starting with a human being early enough, with the right indoctrination, mass murder can just seem normal.  I think that was probably one of the goals within the Hitler Youth movement.  There are many reports of practices among groups claiming to be satanic which feed such a state of being.  And, as noted in the prior paragraph, there are others.  If you doubt this at all, look around, events in the world clearly show there are a good number of  people who do not flinch at the prospect of killing, murdering others to gain some worldly resource or another, or simply because someone in a position of authority told them to.  They can be found in dark alleys, on battlefields, and  they can be found in what has come to be known as “polite society”.

I tend to think it requires even less in the way of indoctrination to get people to perform activities which support rapacious, materialistic behavior when all they know of it are figures on a spreadsheet, abstractions.  White collar crime has, in many places, had many of it’s forms legalized by those who benefit most from it’s practices.

So, what about the rest of us, those of us who are still fully in possession of our innate human faculties?  Do we just follow the example of the three monkeys, hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil?  Following that model will only help pave an unobstructed road for those who seek to prey upon the world at large.

I am in the U.S., the examples I have given refer most directly to things going on the U.S. However, the behaviors, the actions, the dynamics described in this post are most certainly not limited to the U.S. The very same dynamics are going on around the world. Different predators, same activities.

What those of us who still are cognizant of the interconnectedness of life, who are still guided by our innate sense of what is fair and reasonable, must do is speak out, act out.  Speak out the truths we know.  Do not quietly allow those with purely self-serving agendas slant, distort and/or fabricate the information which is being disseminated within our communities.  Act out.  Vote whenever possible to support just causes.  Participate in and support businesses and activities which truly are benefits to our communities.  Refuse to participate in the machinations working to drain the economic life out of our communities.  Refuse to participate in activities which are polluting our air, water, soil, our world, our very bodies.  Discourage our young people from becoming tools for the militaristic destruction of other people, the takeover of other country’s resources.

Love one another as we love ourselves.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Granddaddy of Government Cover-ups.

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There’s one thing which, sadly, if you’re an American you can count on. If something truly important happens in the world, something which would change (or is designed to change) some of the basic ways we see our world, those in control of the U.S. government are going to do their very best to make sure we don’t know the truth about it.

When did this pattern get started?  Who knows?  Maybe it’s a pattern of behavior which has been around as long as governments have existed?  It seems one other thing that we can count on is that once someone comes into possession of an unusually large amount of power and/or wealth, they are going to do anything and everything they can to keep it.   This reality and our plight that our government lies routinely and grievously to us no doubt go hand in hand.

We also need to keep in mind that both of these axioms are generalizations and as such won’t be true all the time.  However, at this point in time, they seem to pretty accurately sum up the situation facing most of the people of the world, and beyond a doubt it is the reality the general population of the United States is faced with.

A partial list of some events which have changed the basic nature of the United States, and consequently the world, which have happened in my lifetime, and which the official version of is a construction of deceit, include:  the Kennedy (x2) and King assassinations, MK Ultra, the Vietnam war, the Oklahoma City bombing, Waco, the trillions of dollars the government doesn’t account for, the bombings at the World Trade Center (1993 and 2001), the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, just to name a few.

However, the granddaddy of government cover-ups, the lie, which is actually a whole system of lies, which the U.S. government (or, more accurately, a cabal within the government) has been proclaiming the loudest and longest, which people have been “gaslighted”, intimidated and killed to protect longer than any of the other previously mentioned lies, is that:   it doesn’t possess any technology which has originated other than on Earth.  Further, that it doesn’t have ongoing interaction with beings from other planets, galaxies, and/or dimensions.  And thirdly, to conceal that it is currently far more involved with spaceflight than official sources have ever begun to hint at.

I suppose it was President Trump’s announcement of the creation of a Space Force, which prompted me writing this post.  Of course, the official announcement stringently declares this just has to do with satellites and nothing to do with actual people in space.  Even someone who has never been exposed to any of the reality around extra-terrestrial goings-on the past few decades, but is thinking critically about the reality involved, should have a few doubts and questions about that explanation.

So why is this whole area of knowledge, of reality, so closely guarded?  One of the most often encountered explanations floating around for why this type of knowledge can’t be publicly disclosed centers on the idea that the public just isn’t ready for it, can’t handle it.  If the public knew, it would result in worldwide chaos.  I could go off on a long examination of a few other less than honorable practices justified as being, essentially, “for our own good”, but I am going to try to stay on topic here.

The information coming from just plain folks and from governmental and military personnel who have witnessed or been involved in extraterrestrial sightings and activity, overwhelmingly informs us there is a lot going on.  Further, that individuals who occupy official positions in non-military governmental agencies and military operations are definitely very involved in it.  As well as individuals from one or more high-tech industries.

Beyond a doubt some of what is available on the internet is misinformation.  But to believe that everyone, from the U.S. and other countries, who is reporting such information is complicit in some kind of governmental and/or industrial intelligence misinformation operation is simply ludicrous.  And, wrap your head around this, why would there be a campaign of disinformation if there wasn’t any information in the first place?

A recurrent theme in the emerging information is that there has been much technology harvested from the wreckage of crashed extraterrestrial craft and/or obtained via gift or barter with extraterrestrial beings.  This theme comes from so very many different sources, both from within and without the U.S., that it is highly unlikely, if not impossible, that it all is planted misinformation.  And within the descriptions of this technology a repeated theme is that it includes the means to produce unlimited, cheap energy.  In other words, it could render fossil fuels obsolete.

Now this is not at all surprising because Nikolai Tesla also made such a claim about technology he was working on.  So maybe, in some ways, Earthbound scientists aren’t all that behind some of our extraterrestrial neighbors.

But how much money, and the influence it can buy, do you think is at work to prevent such a release and/or widespread civil implementation of such technology from happening?

When it comes to nondisclosure, the greed motive makes a lot more sense (to me anyway) then the “we’re protecting you from yourselves” motive.  I’m sure there are other medical and industrial applications which would disrupt some current monopolies and cabals.  And I imagine there are some potentials available within the technologies that lead some to fantasize, and work to bring to reality, means of their accruing vast wealth and Earthly power .

There is one other extremely plausible explanation for why some believe this technology must remain hidden:  doubtless, several countries are attempting to use the technology to be the first to obtain a military advantage over everyone else.  To think that’s not happening is just naïve.  It should be mentioned that at this time the extraterrestrials have displayed technological abilities which, if their goal is/was a hostile takeover of the Earth, have demonstrated that doing so could be easily accomplished and probably already would have happened.

But I’m straying from my original message.  Which is:  here we are, being ingloriously lied to, again.  This time it’s Donald Trump.  However, by commission or omission, every President, and a good number of other highly placed individuals within government, the military and industry, going back to before I was born, have supported the same deceit.  Our tax dollars are going to support technology and projects that have both extremely wonderful and extremely horrible potential.  It behooves us to keep in mind that, as the rock group “The Poppy Family” so poetically informed us way back in 1971:  “Evil grows in the dark Where the sun, it never shines. Evil grows in cracks and holes And lives in people’s minds.”

The longer the lies continue, the longer the truth is hidden, the longer the profound potentials existing within such advanced technology are jealously guarded and kept for the services and benefits of a few, the closer we come to the time that technology and it’s uses become an anathema to the majority of us.  If it hasn’t already.

Postscript:  I’ve heard more than once something along the lines of:  “there is just no evidence for UFO’s and/or extraterrestrial activity on Earth”.  To say that statement is simply not accurate is one of the greatest understatements of all time.  There is so much evidence, good evidence, good video, authentic first person accounts, from places and people around the globe, that it is only through a great ignoring of the reality, a willful ignoring, supported, subsidized, by the misrepresentations, or failure to report, of much of the media and those in positions of authority that such a statement can persist.  And that is exactly the essence of the darkness which poets, philosophers and spiritual leaders, have warned us about for millennia.

Here are a very few links which are good sources to learn more, if you haven’t seen them already:

UFO Chronicles: The War Room  Don’t let the sensational title mislead you.  This is a wonderful, heart-felt, first person account from retired Command Sgt. Major Robert O. Dean of his experiences while stationed at NATO headquarters in the 1960’s and 70’s.

Beyond the Spectrum – Humanoids  Information doesn’t just come from the U.S.!  “Jaime Maussan, a famous Mexican journalist, once again returns to Beyond The Spectrum to tell the whole story about some incredible cases of possible E.T visitations caught on camera throughout history.”

Indistinguishable from Magic  “Aliens are real and the greatest conspiracy ever is the cover-up to this shocking truth. Nick Pope, who ran the UFO program at the UK Ministry of Defense now reveals how the world will change forever the day the Aliens arrive.”