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SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER
from the Desk of Spiritual Climate’s Editor: April 2016
updated on 4/17/2016
Spring Equinox has sprung vivaciously in the Northern Hemisphere and we, here at Spiritual Climate Newsletter, have taken its notice. Between sneezes, headaches and drippy noses induced by the increase in pollen, we admire the beauty of Nature as the vegetation awakens from its Winter slumber, the hours of light increase, and the traffic of major league baseball Spring Training, augmented by a major construction traffic-overpass project here in our city of Surprise which happens to be the third largest intersection in the state of Arizona, adds to our need to balance the positive and negative aspects of Phoenix in the Spring, and attempt to reach a state of equilibration between frustration and wonder.
Coming from that point of discernment, we bring up a topic we have spoken of before: the incomplete presentation of the news stemming from the financial illiteracy of broadcasters on federal budgets, who refuse to tell the American people what is actually happening. We the People, continue to be subjected to the successful maneuvers by the over privileged loudmouths in the Beltway Media Broadcasting Industrial Complex, pushing its own agenda of misinformation while mischaracterizing or completely ignoring root causes in our national problematic economic reality. 1 The censoring continues by just flat out avoiding any voices providing evidence to the contrary of their brand-narrative, not even a “you are being misled” or any view of facts that present a counter-narrative other than their own propaganda.
You, the public, are being redirected by the hands of politicians, broadcast producers and script writers to accept the economic product of a special interest think tank (e.g., Neoliberal Peter Peterson Foundation, Neoliberal Heritage Foundation, Neoliberal American Enterprise Institute, the Neoliberal CATO Institute or the US Chamber of Commerce to name a few) pumping tons of dollars into legislation to suit their economic fantasy so as to chart an engineered outcome of what they want and exactly the opposite of any relief you are seeking. It’s called rigging the narrative.
All this is generated, of course, by advertising payola fed into the financial illiteracy of the Beltway Media Broadcasting Industrial Complex when it comes to talking Crap about federal budgets, talking heads get an A+. Yet they are being paid enormous amounts money to harness their convincing Les Cage de Folie to deflect you from any understanding of why you sense/know something is wrong and YES there are economic problems that are being talked over. What you get instead is a “reasonable explanation” coated in your favored political parties point of view and yet your anger recognizes the incomplete answer.
Why do this? In order to keep people confused for who is paying them and besides, it helps their ratings, never mind the middle class. Let’s prove the point right here and now—ABC, CBS, FOX (not a news agency) NBC, MSNBC, COMCAST, CNBC, CNN, PBS, et al, whose executives put on unlimited Donald Trump, or Cruz, but refuse to fairly interview any possible proven economic authority such as Dr. Michael Hudson or Dr. Stephanie Kelton or Prof. Steve Keen or how about Prof. Bill Mitchell or again how about Mike Norman? Oh come on, not even Marshall Auerback? Any of Joseph M. Firestone and his incredible, salient articles? Sigh, they even say no to Warren Mosler? Yup. NO Such coverage. You’d think it was virtually non existent. You won’t find them on The Young Turks nor on, incredibly, RealTime with Bill Maher. 2 These are economic people who can rightly explain what the source cause of economic sepsis is in our Nation and they are not given voice?
I get it, it’s a heresy! All fall on your hands and knees to worship the Beltway Media Broadcasting Industrial Complex, hail to the ivory towers of Orthodoxy & Sacred Cows of carefully edited “factruths.” 3 Well hear this oh denizens of the pseudo piety inside the overpaid Beltway Media—Kiss Our collective Ass.
And another point, have you heard any of ’em use the word neoliberal? Strange when you consider they toss neoconservative around very easily. It’s revealing. For example just listen to the JUNK economics delivered by Ted Cruz, Governor Scott Walker or Governor Chris Christie on ANY news broadcast: pure unadulterated financial illiteracy and goes without deserved critical commentary from the Beltway Media Broadcasting Industrial Complex except occasionally from Rachel Maddow who drew some needed attention to the state budget idiocy of former Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal and incumbent Governor of the State of Kansas Sam Brownback for their financial ignorance, i.e., “how’s that working out for you?” 4
Why bother (sarcasm) to inform the citizens in the United States? Why should we expect “News Agencies” to deliver anything but shallow info-tainment are being paid to keep their broadcasters’ on a short leash to intentionally preventing full-disclosure of facts to inform the public of fowl play; people know something is wrong, but the information as to who is culpable, where the problem lies and who is responsible, is ignored (censored) due to their own corporate socialism of selfish interest while broadcasting executives and some talking heads are laughing all the way to the bank at the American public who are being siphoned off.
The shrewd, elite and brazen corporate parasite at CBS, CEO Les Moonves, was quoted as saying: “It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS,” 5 As if Mr. Moonves couldn’t stimulate some deep investigative reporting in his news division? Pardon me, how terrible of me to forget-he’s an American, so it’s about the money derived from his profit centers. Moonves’ comments are likely typical amidst CEOs such as Roger Ailes of FOX, Brian L. Roberts of COMCAST or Andrew Lack of NBC to name a few, and he’s not the only CEO in broadcasting using takeover control to prevent relevant information that serves the public interest to reach citizens of this nation.
What is the main problem that Democrats and Republicans are not talking about? The answer is simple, DEBT DEFLATION—why don’t you Tweet that to the Beltway Media Broadcasting Industrial Complex? Is this due to the National Debt? Is it due to our Deficit spending? NO, NO and NO again! Stop listening to that horsecrap! Anytime ANY news broadcast brings it to you it is FALSE. What is the problem? PRIVATE DEBT 6 which is 17 times (approximately) larger, than the US national debt which, if you listen to the snow job that the Peter Peterson Institute is lobbying for American’s support are intentionally and erroneously being told, to be varwee varwee fwayd! The Peterson Institute commercial is a crap sandwich of disinformation and belies their financial illiteracy and wants your vote.
Why is any of this important? Because Americans are still not making enough money (wages) to keep up with the cost of things 7 and are being forced to be dependent upon using credit. 8 At some point not too far down the road, if this charade is allowed to continue, NO ONE will be able to buy anything, except a few at the soon-to-be-reincarnated coal miner company stores. So, the Beltway Media Broadcasting Industrial Complex is where with informing you of this?
Don’t forget there is the pension problem, which has an easy solution—take the pensions out of the private sector and make them Federal/public—Nationalize the pensions. It sure beats the alternative of millions not having pension money to spend in the economy. The Federal government can afford to take on the cost and the money will be recirculated into the economy by those using their pensions.
Why are we here at Spiritual Climate Newsletter continuing to talk about the political economy? Money and economy in a spiritual newsletter? Because of how MONEY is handled, just remember the money lenders in the Temple. Stop for a moment and think. If money is not handled fairly in transactions or in pay-equity with fair-balanced-regulated laws, then corporate and individual greed and avarice tilts the movement of money on the table into the pockets of those in zip code 10021, using income inequality to siphon off the masses under the abused disguise of Federal Deficits, Federal Debt or the government has to borrow from outside of itself which is False.
There is a plethora of wisdom in the Hebrew letter-number Gimel ג, pronounced gee-mel. Gimel is a sacred Hebrew letter-number, it represents the principle of the Uniting Intelligence which that connects all points of space and time while having both a negative and positive polarity, specifically, Peace and Strife. As a noun Gimel means Camel. A camel is the ship of the desert, which represents the comings and goings of trade, commerce and negotiations, for example, of a pecuniary society. By allowing a balanced, fair and regulated table of how money should be managed, to be tilted in favor of the greedy few puts the balance of the world into STRIFE not peace.
The Spiritual ramifications of permitting a world based upon engineered Strife of inequality versus a world based upon Peace to flourish are obvious, and are reflected in the struggling economic environment being forced upon America by the misinformation being funneled through News Agencies distorting the truth in exchange for a pay off. As long as the people listen to the lies and believe them, they will continue to grow, tilting the table in favor of Strife.
We invite you to join us and journey along the path of discovery with us in our Spring Edition of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter as…
Dr. Strickler explores and explains more thoroughly the prospects of the balance of Peace and Strife in his article titled “Takeover, The New Dark Age.“
Wendy Ford contemplates the welcoming of the Spring Equinox and the similarity of nurturing her Spiritual garden to that of maintaining a physical garden in “Is Your Garden Ready?“
Adam Crosthwaite ponders his past and how it reflects into his present circumstances and experiences in his article “Echoes and Reflections.“
Glen Ford examines the changes he is experiencing at his present phase of discovery as he grows in understanding of Who and What he is in “Identity Versus Idensity.“
Christine Ford discovers the balance inherent in looking at life from “Both Sides Now.“
And so, please accept our invitation to turn off the world for a while; make yourself comfy with a big mug or frosty, cool glass of your favorite hot or cold beverage, and meander with us through the ponderings of modern day mystics as we explore the Spiritual Climate of this whirling sphere known as Earth, from our location in the Southwest in the land of the free and the home of the brave (though not necessarily sane), the United States of America.
— the Editors, Spiritual Climate Newsletter —
Copyright © 2016 by Institute of Spiritual Climate LLC
- As stated elsewhere in our writings, the fine art of Black Magic advertising practices in the print and broadcasting industry; ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, COMCAST, CNBC, CNN, PBS, et al. to name a few while leaving out FOX since it isn’t a news agency, its a Neoliberal Republican Politburo. ↩
- Realizing, of course, neither the Young Turks nor RealTime with Bill Maher, are not the Beltway Medida Industrial complex. ↩
- “factruths” is a term coined and used for past 5 years by Rev. David Strickler ↩
- “The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 3/3/2016 | MSNBC.” News. MSNBC, March 3, 2016. http://www.msnbc.com/transcripts/rachel-maddow-show/2016-03-03. Although Ms. Maddow does not cite the Neoliberal Thatcherism/Reaganism privatizations as causation, nor interview any of the above stated heterodox economists to support her view. Maybe she is doing what she can or is allergic to empirical evidence and commentary from heterodox economists who predicted the great crash? That criticism being stated, we do love Ms. Maddow, here at Spiritual Climate Newsletter. ↩
- Colins, Eliza. “Les Moonves: Trump’s run is ‘damn good for CBS’ Web blog post. POLITICO. 29 February 2016. Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/02/les-moonves-trump-cbs-220001#ixzz44YMrgpqS ↩
- Check out the US Private Sector Debt in RED ↩
- PCE-Wages-GDP-Debt; the Great American Economic Myth; source: realinvestmentadvice.com
- Roberts, Lance. 2016. “The Great American Economic Growth Myth.” Financial. Real Investment Advice. April 18. http://realinvestmentadvice.com/the-great-american-economic-growth-myth/. ↩