SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER – Editors Intro – April 2016

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 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 DEBT6 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 things7 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.

GimelThere 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

 

  1. 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.[]
  2. Realizing, of course, neither the Young Turks nor RealTime with Bill Maher, are not the Beltway Medida Industrial complex.[]
  3. factruths” is a term coined and used for past 5 years by Rev. David Strickler[]
  4. “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.[]
  5. 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[]
  6. Check out the US Private Sector Debt in REDdebt-to-gdp-public-private[]
  7. PCE-Wages-GDP-Debt; the Great American Economic Myth; source: realinvestmentadvice.com

    wages to private debt

    []

  8. Roberts, Lance. 2016. “The Great American Economic Growth Myth.” Financial. Real Investment Advice. April 18. http://realinvestmentadvice.com/the-great-american-economic-growth-myth/.[]

SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER – Editors Intro – December

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 from the Desk of Spiritual Climate’s Editor:  December 2015

updated 1/8/2016  2:41:09 AM

Oh the wonders of winter here in Arizona!  Why the jubilation?  We actually have cold water from the tap this time of the year.  Hell, outside night temperatures will even get below 32-37° F with afternoon temps of 47-60°F roller coasting slightly higher up till Spring!  And the tap water is drinkable and thus far, safe, unlike certain other states who have had a corporate constitution shoved down their throats along with its poisoning – Not Funny at all.

As the energies of the season unfold, with the diminishing of the light as we descend into darkest, longest night of the year, not only one’s instinctual areas, but one’s highest levels of consciousness respond to the pause, to this suspension of light and deepening darkness.  Occultly, the significance of the season is one of introspection and moving inward to the discovery of new personal awareness that grows from the seeds revealed in silence; then the Sun begins its ascent, bringing back longer hours of daylight, to nurture the new found sprouts of awareness.  With the beauty and stillness of the season, we welcome you to our December 2015 edition of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter.

Since our previous edition was published in October, we have witnessed many noteworthy news events, including the disturbing attack on Paris, the poisoning of innocent citizens, as well as continued unnecessary deaths of the mentally ill at the hands of police here in the United States, complimented by the bizarre phenomenon of the rise of Neoliberal Donald Trump in the American political scene.  It appears as if the Beltway Media Outlets of misinformation known as COMCAST, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC & FOX, et al., have once again successfully engineered consumer sentiment against government and helping to assist the downward spiral of enslaving citizens, while feasting on upward ratings spirals.

The above network gatekeepers of propaganda and marketing falsehoods, at the behest of their respective executives generate blasphemous quagmires to extend their appetite of control fostering an incomplete presentation of facts, while slithering towards being a more visible threat to the Economic Security of the citizens of the United States swaying to and fro out in the wide open.  Case in point: the greatest threat to the citizens of the USA comes from the Shadow Banking system of the Financial Sector, not from the government confiscating second amendment gun rights.

CNBC still continues to paint Government as useless as their moderators whine about being slaves to the Federal Reserve, which translated means:  They want to sow distrust of any ‘business’ government does so they can decide how to own the Fed Reserve under their terms of a Totalitarian Capitalist ‘Monism’ inspired by the Thatcherization process.  So the question:  will Andrew Lack’s leadership reduce voices of economic disinformation by allowing voices in the Economic Heterodoxy, where Chartalism “insists on a historically grounded and socially embedded analysis of money”1 to empower citizens whether or not solutions are conservative or liberal?  How about also enabling views that clear distortion and completely unnecessary fear mongering of our Fiat currency? How about private sector institutions come clean and clearly state that they want to create credit instead of using our perfectly fine Sovereign currency which is Fiat to promote greater growth and stability than the instability of Gold-Standard which puts a limited resource to be controlled by the hands of a few in the private sector?

We should stop any attempt at public power grabs generated by the CEO’s of the above named and those unnamed corporations which paves a way for the finance sector business collectivists to overthrow United States government’s public power in oversight required to prevent a homogeneous giant, privately driven industry where CEO’s  enhance economic marketing agendas reduces genuine substance of issues of political discussion into a prima facie of political glossolalia?

Oh, and no news of yet as to whether Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh or Bill O’Reilly have taken any psychological screenings to determine the depth and breadth their totalitarian capitalist corporate neoliberal agendas from their respective entertainment pathos.  These people are in an argument somewhat like trying to defend one space after a period in a sentence while stating there is no historical support for two spaces after a period in a sentence although albeit a benign parallel.  Some of us have brain injury with its related visual disturbances and we need two spaces, or at least a space and a half after a sentence to help prevent neurological jumbling.  So why don’t you just go and em-quad yourselves.

Meanwhile across the pond…

The series of attacks on Paris November 13, 2015, marked the most powerful display of terrorism since the bombing of the Twin Towers here in the United States September 11, 2001.  The Death Cults of ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the deaths of 139 people.  Ironically, the scheduled 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference was successfully held from November 13 through December 12 2015.  On December 12, 2015, the participating 195 countries agreed, by consensus, to the final global pact, the Paris Agreement, to reduce emissions as part of the method for reducing greenhouse gas.  Terrorism and concern for the environment in the same locality; polarity.  To add more recent data to the headache of our earth’s climate change a new core pulled from Siberia reveals a 2.8-million-year history of warming and cooling !

Back here in the United States, a little known event happened right under the noses of the people and was given next to no national recognition or press time.  Thankfully, The Real News Network on December 17, 2015 reported with Award-winning journalist Curt Guyette provided some jaw dropping ‘who dunnit’ and then followed by The Rachel Maddow Show in alerting our Nation to the Capitalist Terrorism inflicted by Governor Rick Snyder’s unique dictatorship on U.S. children and adults of Flint, Michigan by causing Lead Poisoning in the entire water system of Flint, Michigan by changing the source of water to the city from the Detroit water supply to the Flint River.  Any adult parent would have been charged with child endangerment for such actions.  According to Rep. Mo Brooks stance on the second amendment, which, using his logic citizens of Flint, Michigan should arm themselves to depose capitalist dictator Gov. Rick Snyder.

Thankfully Ms. Maddow followed up with a series of comments implicating Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder and the emergency manager law, stating “Michigan made a decision with Rick Snyder a few years ago to do something very, very radical to the way we govern ourselves as Americans, something that nobody else has done,” Maddow said about the emergency manager law.2  Serious Update: Rachel Maddow posts:  How to help Flint, Michigan.

Donald Trump has made this a most astonishing Republican Presidential Campaign. Seeing his popularity and following, it makes one wonder if we have in fact lost our collective minds, but yet, he makes some statements that ring true, as shocking and un-American as they may sound when voiced.  Donald Trump has the Bozone Beltway Media eating out of his hand and Trump has proven there is no freedom of the press—only the freedom of the press seeking ratings profit. 

In our view it appears Trump and the entourage of entourage of economic illiteracy promoted by Cruz, Rubio and Christie, other than showing a lack of comprehension from historical and empirical economic knowledge of how Money actually works on a federal level,  anyone inane economic hack seeking to destroy the United States of America’s economic growth need only to Balance the Federal Budgets.  Broadcasters continue to create fear and tension by preying on the extraordinary amount of economic illiteracy in our Nation, part of what is spoken by Beltway Media.  It hits a basic core of humans distrusting anything where money is reported (whether the report be entirely factual or not) to being mishandled to tilt the playing field requiring anyone not wealthy to hold on for dear life.  Broadcasters are being paid (many not all) to hammer this inequality to demonize the government (public) to enhance the false halo of the private sector in having open arms for citizens to be protected and cared for while censoring the real news of what is happening.  Just listen to UMKC’s Prof. Michael Hudson’s, a titan amidst world economists, in his  interview on The Real News Network entitled:  The Top Three Economic Stories of 2015. Prof. Michael Hudson  ‘breaks down how the increasing wealth gap, suppression of wages, and IMF rule changes are creating a battle between the classes.’  Where is truth that economic Michael Hudson’s are being given voice in the Beltway Media?

This type of cognitive ping pong ball is what can be seen in politico shows such as With Due Respect on MSNBC. Perhaps this is Andrew Lack’s first display of producing economic neoliberal bullcrap, outside of BloomBerg TV, hiding under the guise of MSNBC’s/NBC’s definition of conservatism which is as with other beltway media pushers, taking politi-fact and trimming it with a pair of scissors to fit their imaginary conservatism or liberalism to stream feed to viewers as our writers have viewed with the airing of neoliberal opines from John Heilemann and Marc Halperin?  They should take care not to become viewed as what Paul Babiak and Robert Hare would call, “Snakes in Suites” or degenerating into just another GOP talking points show.  Let’s face it, the private sector is the source progenitor of unemployment.

If you have ever been a student of Dr. Strickler, you would know his standard practice all of his students must employ and exercise:  stating aloud the words that are rattling around in our heads; to literally talk out loud to ourselves so we can hear and ‘see’ how outlandish… or sensible… or lacking in discernment those thoughts sound when voiced.  That Trump through his materialist Egoic quality can reach as far into the fearful hearts and minds of those in the USA who feel neglected, taken advantage of and persecuted is a major indicator of just how far we, as a country, have slipped into the abyss of being controlled by big business.  What a confusing state of affairs!  Closest thing to true Americanism is being voiced from  Democratic candidate for President Bernie Sanders,  whose plan to bring the USA back into the present century with with his Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act that would cost only $1.61 a week(?) marks a truly  Family Values Agenda for American workers.

The spirit of capitalism is NOT founded on the lunacy of the Protestant work ethic which serves to create Americans into being a slave living to work, this lacks a fundamental principle of Agape in genuine spiritual principles, and should create serious doubt that God’s central theme of redemption is profit oriented protestant slave-work ethic.  We need to get back to sanity where we work to live, love and enjoy; where reaping a harvest of benefits from our efforts contribute to growing our Nation—not a corporation.

Spiritual relationality requires interrelationships of people engaging the the power of the Soul’s purpose toward integration, understanding and growth atoning from any philosophy of Business Bestiality (Hobbesianism), which stymies spiritual growth from the false righteousness generated by erroneous interpretation to if it makes a profit then it is righteous-motive.  Otherwise we are likely to see the continual reincarnation of blood-sucking workhouses of John Locke, disguised as multinational corporations designed to enrich few capitalist oligarchs.  Spirit cares not about Profit and there is no bargaining with Truth-whether you are right or wrong, wealthy or poor.  Only the captain of business, the Devil, requires bargaining with…

So, we welcome you to share in some of our thoughts, awakenings, and ponderings as we walk, skip, run, trudge, sometimes joyfully, sometimes painfully, along our own Paths of Return, ever seeking the wisdom and knowledge of the Light.

In This Winter 2015 Edition of Spiritual Climate Newsletter:

Dr. Strickler ….. is still running late …. To be announced

Wendy Ford points out the difference between compassion and the rote act of “giving” in her article entitled “True Compassion Is an Aspect of Unconditional Love”.

Adam Crosthwaite recalls memories of superheroes, myths and legends, and makes a connection to his own process of growth in “Remembering the Light”.

Glen Ford shares his insight as he grows in awareness of how to take control of his own reality in his article “The Production Company-The subconscious Recorder”.

Christine Ford uncovers the symbolism of the roots of a personal bias that grew into her perception of reality in “Roses Abound”.

And so in closing, we here at SCN invite you to take the time to pause for a moment in the rush of reality, take a deep breath, grab a warm cup of your favorite beverage and snuggle up with the December 2015 Edition of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter.

It is our hope to inspire and invigorate you as you open to the beauty of the New Year, with all the blessings and challenges that the Lord of Life gives freely to all as we share the beauty and truth, as well as the ugliness and lies of the deepening darkness and then rise of light on this whirling sphere known as Earth, from our location in the land of the free and the home of the brave (though not necessarily sane) the United States of America.

We wish for you to be graced with an awesome awareness of the beauty of profound discovery during this sacred season, whether it be an inspiring, life-changing blast that takes root instantly and changes your perception in a single flash of insight, or a whisper of a prompting that will grow over the years.

the Editor, Spiritual Climate Newsletter

“First star to the left, then straight on till morning … Engage!”

Rev. David in search of Picard
Rev. Strickler in search of Picard & ‘Q’.

Copyright © 2016 by Institute of Spiritual Climate LLC

2016 Christmas-NewYear


  1. Tcherneva, Pavlena R., (2008). Chartalism and the tax-driven approach to Money, page 69; Arestis, Philip & Sawyer, Malcom (Ed.), A Handbook of Alternative Monetary Economics,  ISBN-10: 1848441193, Northampton, MA:  Edward Elgar Publishing.[]
  2. http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/12/19/rachel-maddow-slams-rick-snyder-for-poisoning-flints-children-with-water-crisis-video/ and reported by Aljazeera here Who’s Responsible for Poisoning Flint’s Water supply?[]
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SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER – Editors Intro – September

Photo above: Super Blood Moon 2015 Eclipse Sequence
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 from the Desk of Spiritual Climate’s Editor:  September 2015

Last updated 11/04/2015 4:17:09 PM

Having just passed the point of Solar Equilibrium, the Autumnal Equinox, the perfect balance of day and night, followed closely by the magnificent Lunar Eclipse of the Blood Red Moon, we bid you a warm welcome to our September 2015 Edition of The Spiritual Climate Newsletter.

With so many exciting happenings within the span of a few days: Pope Francis’ visit to Washington D.C., arriving on September 22, 2015, the Autumnal Equinox on September 23, 2015, Speaker of the House John Boehner’s resignation on September 25, 2015, all this followed by front row seats for the people in the U.S.A. to have the best view of the Total Lunar Eclipse on the night of September 27, 2015; the past few days have been filled with change, anticipation and awe!

While the Bozone Beltway Media continues to display their blistering dementia arguing about Hillary’s email, instead of reporting on the issues and details about fiscal/monetary economic, social and labor, to name a few that the presidential candidates are expounding on, replaced with the usual ‘stuck on repeat’ major media outlets become more stupid or lazy than Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Bill O’Reilly or Scott Pelley with their crony, network supported neoliberal-capitalist-misinformation-agenda1 they and their colleagues on COMCAST, FOX, CNN, CNBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, NBC, et al, reverberate in chorus while vigorously defending their delusions. These talking heads keep spewing a continual cacophony of antiquated Austrian Economic “fool’s gold” that is bunk, invalid, utterly dated from the period of cavemen and at best, sounding off their pure economic & monetary illiteracy2 & analysis on Federal Budgets, Federal Deficits and Federal Debt3 fear mongering and continue to refuse to Debunk ANY of the common myths about the Federal budget they regurgitate.4

Not to be outdone, CNN News exemplifies Bozone Beltway Media posture by being either too CHEAP, STUPID or Corporately BIGOTED to hire an Economic Historian for comments, possibly trumped (no pun intended) by the shrill-panting in the business network of CNBC who appear completely comfortable in blatantly allowing its programming and moderators to support Fraudulent Conveyance in the dismantling of Sovereign Democracies by the hand of skilled financial engineers such as Bond Vigilantes at launching full-scale Financial Warfare — a coup d’etat producing a THEFT of democracy in GREECE5, headed by Germany’s Sociopath Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble leading the business troops of the Euro-zone vehemently chanting, ‘Sign Zeee Papers,’ followed by a whiny-ass business retort in two part harmony from Joe Kernen and the amoral dementia of Michelle Caruso-Cabrera chanting, ‘To HELL with Democracy, sell your brain to the Mussolini’s of business and Where’s my 10% yield? (raised shaking fists) Damn you FED,” finishing with the shouts of fury from millions in the NRA’s borg-mind sounding like the voice of Denis Leary screaming, “WE NEED MORE GUNS.” 

What follows in the background of any of the above mentioned Beltway Media Fear Mongering Broadcasting is the unheard howling of SATAN successfully deceiving audiences, speaking through the above Beltway Media profit centers and then sucking the body, freedom and soul of the people in his broadcasting deception nightmare’s invitation into the chains of corporate bigotry, disinformation and misinformation slavery.

Back on this side of the big pond, 38% of American Workforce is Still Jobless  in the United States.  And in the meantime, we here in Arizona, not what you would call a poor state by any means, win the race to the bottom in education with Gov. Doug Ducey leadership with support from clueless, monetary illiterate, and bigoted major business leaders.  What does that say about supporting the growth and ground for success in all children’s future, at least in Arizona?  That about sums up the past quarter, doesn’t it?

(…long Sigh…) With so many news-worthy topics of interest to explore, it begs the question, where does one begin?

This is the Third Quarterly Edition in our successful, resurrected series of social comments and commentaries, musing and bemusing, and points of interest and concern. Sharing our thoughts in printed form, our contributors ponder the beauty and ugliness, joy and pain, wisdom and folly of humanity, hoping to strike, as Rev. Strickler expresses in his teachings, that exquisite note of proportionality, that equilibrium between the light and dark, mirth and sadness, to nurture a spark of thought that perhaps will grow into an awareness, discovery and then a knowing within our readers.

In This 2015 Autumn Edition of Spiritual Climate Newsletter:

We find Wendy Ford in her article “I Lie Daily”, as she explores the subject of the way we lie in so many ways, sometimes without conscious awareness, in multiple situations or intentionally contrived…

While Glen Ford discovers and exposes bits and pieces of the prior Glen in his article “Recognition”

And share a bit of travel with Adam Crosthwaite in “Self-Subterfuge”, as he navigates through the twists and turns of fooling oneself in order to achieve a goal…

While back here (not exclusively) in Arizona, please consider the direction we are heading by exchanging information for knowledge in Christine Ford’s “Prelude to Stupidity”.

Finally, “Innovation”, by Rev. W. David Strickler, brings insight into the bastardization of the meaning of the word, or an answer to our suspicion that since his stroke in 2004, Dr. Strickler actually relaxes by watching the American Automotive reality series (this is no Bull!) called: Overhaulin’6  featuring Chip Foose, Chris Jacob et al, and it does explain the song he muses with: Gasoline7 !

So pull up a comfy chair, pour yourself a frosty cold or steamy hot beverage of your choice, and join us as we take a small journey this autumn season through some ever changing mysteries to be explored on this spinning sphere we call Earth, from our location in land of the free and the home of the brave (though not necessarily ~sane~), the USA.

may continued health and joy of discovery and wonderment be yours

– the Editor, Spiritual Climate Newsletter




Copyright © 2015 by Institute of Spiritual Climate LLC

 


 

  1. Invaluable historical overview here: “Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism #1: The Basics“; here: “Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism #2: House that Hayek Built“; here: “Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism #3: World Domination“; and finally, here:  “Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism #4: Acceptable in the 80s” on SoundCloud by @weeklyeconpod[]
  2. Ezra Pound, 1885-1972, Poet, Critic, Intellectual; “In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.”[]
  3. Quote: “The national debt is the equity that supports the entire global credit structure. So, when you talk about messing with the national debt in that way, you are talking about potentially under mining the support for the entire global credit structure. (Also) The public has been badly misinformed. We do not have a debt crisis, and our deficit is not a national disgrace. We are not at the mercy of the Chinese, and we’re in no danger of becoming Greece. That’s because the U.S. government is not like a household, or a private business, or a municipality, or a country in the Eurozone. Those entities are all users of currency; the U.S. government is an issuer of currency. It can never run out of its own money or face the kinds of problems we face when our books don’t balance.” end quote 2013 STEPHANIE KELTON, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City some of her writings here: NEW ECONOMIC PERPECTIVES[]
  4. Quote… “Our challenge is not whether we can “afford” to make the payments we have promised to seniors, veterans, the disabled, government contractors, healthcare providers, bondholders, etc. (today, tomorrow and into the indefinite future) but whether we will be a productive enough nation to allow the government to make good on those promises without causing an inflation problem. That is the debate we should be having.” end quote, Stephanie Kelton, 2013, How to Talk About Debt and Deficits: Don’t Think of an Elephant* .[]
  5. Joseph M. Firestone, Austerity, Greece’s Debt Crisis and the Theft of DemocracyEIS Web Press; 1 edition (August 14, 2015) Kindle Edition[]
  6. located here: Overhaulin’ and also here in IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408409/ []
  7. youtube: Gasoline by Kicking Harold []
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 From the Desk of Spiritual Climate’s Editor:  June 2015

Greetings and welcome to our second edition of the new Spiritual Climate Newsletter.

Summer is in full swing here in Phoenix and it is, of course, hotter than hot!  In fact, the cold water temperature coming out of a running faucet on the second floor of the temple, at 1am Arizona time, is 97.5° Fahrenheit.  We find ourselves constantly challenged by the physical aspects of trying to keep hydrated and make it through the Dog Days, while reminding ourselves we do, in fact, actually choose to live in a desert! Ah, that magnificent orb of the Sun, shining light and life to the Earth!

In this edition of Spiritual Climate:
Dr. Strickler explores and reveals the relevance of the consciousness of the Sun as its fluctuations and emanations relate to the cacophony of insanity that we are experiencing.

Adam Crosthwaite relates his experiences with personal growth and the challenges he continues to face, as well as those which he has overcome, while walking his Path.

Glen Ford examines his understanding of the power of thinking, genuine thinking, and the steps he is taking to engage the process and make it a living, active principle in his life.

Wendy Ford and Christine Ford delve into the complexities of deception, and the miasma created by that which we choose to accept without question or discernment.

And so, as always, we welcome you grab a frosty beverage , find a cozy spot to relax, read, enjoy, and share our journey into the joys and sorrows of the experience of life; the ventures of Mystics as we share our musings, ponderings and wonderings about the who, what, when, where and why of existence.

– Christine Ford, Editor


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“Come close to me, oh companion of my full life;
Come close to me and let not Winter’s touch
Enter between us. Sit by me before the hearth,
For fire is the only fruit of Winter…”
– Winter, by Khalil Gibran

From the Desk of Spiritual Climate’s Editor

For those of you new to our Social Commentaries: we are not Journalists, nor bloggers per se, we are from many walks of life.  But, we are Mystics choosing to share our observations of human beings along with our personal experiences of those said observations.  We also feel obliged to truthfulness, and no one amongst our contributors, so far, has a high paying contract salary which prevents them from discussing truths that interfere with some organizations product or commercial agenda, as does happen here in a profit-censored America. Since we are using the word “Mystic”, you can be sure we have no commercial marketing program of illumination or liberation for you to purchase; otherwise we wouldn’t use the well abused, misunderstood and scapegoated word – Mystic.  Some have an obtuse, fearful response from their own wrapped-too-tight personality to the word Mystic, mistakenly thinking Mystics live off the fruit produced by the uterus of humanity’s imagination.  Nothing could be further from the Truth.

Also-we are looking for photos to use in Spiritual Climate Newsletter as you see near the top of this page, preferably with no people in the composition.  Anyone willing to have their photos publish in our newsletter the sizes are as follows,

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-That being stated-

Time has a strange way of taking on qualities of different speeds; it can creep so slowly that one thinks it has stopped, hours seem to take an eternity to crawl by and then, in stark contrast, before you turn around, years have flown by in the blink of an eye, and you find yourself looking in the mirror wondering when you turned into your mom or dad.  The Earth time that has actually passed since our last edition of Spiritual Climate has that quality of Teflon that Dr. Strickler has used to describe the slip-sliding away of months, indeed years, as we, in this physical manifestation, measure the experiences of our Soul in units of “time”, artificially created by our imagination and belief that time, does, in fact exist.

Thanks to Dr. Strickler’s dedication, investment of time and technological skills, the Staff of Spiritual Climate Newsletter is exhilarated to begin publishing our social commentaries once again in a new format.  Our regular contributors are back again – Adam Crosthwaite, Christine Ford, Rev. David Strickler, Wendy Ford – along with our prior editions/articles are included as well, and it is our intent to bring new articles to our followers every other month to stimulate, challenge, and possibly cause you to question the state of your Spiritual Climate.

So, to christen this edition with the words I have used before at this point of Spiritual Climate’s Introductions,  grab a cup of your favorite beverage, find a comfy chair, and join us once again as we explore the polarity of the depth and breadth of the Spiritual Climate of this amazing yet disturbing, beautiful yet ugly, loving yet hateful planet that for a while we all share and call home.

Welcome back from the Staff of Spiritual Climate.

– Christine Ford, Editor





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