By Christine Ford
There is an unprecedented phenomenon happening within our society and government that affects every class, race, religion, age and ethnic group with a with a wrath more destructive than any terrorist threat could pose to our physical well-being. You, your kids, your families and your friends are being held captive within a prison that continues to tighten and twist the chains of restriction so gradually that you are oblivious to the process. Tethered and held in containment by these shackles, we have become so accustomed to the limitations that we are not even aware of the non-physical tower that we are being incarcerated within. There is little relief from the sinister creeping engulfment that we are experiencing, yet it has come on so slowly, with such stealth and covertness that as we go merrily on our way in what we have been taught since elementary school is “the land of the FREE and the home of the brave” that we have permitted the freedom upon which this great nation was established to exist as mere words repeated in rote, like the Borg’s statement “Resistance is futile”.
This expropriation of our liberties has been propagated by the business management that runs our country, by a few strong, clandestine families whose agenda is power, wealth and enslavement of the masses at the cost of the horrific payment with the Truths and Ideals upon which this nation was built when our Founding Fathers established the United States of America some 200 plus years ago. Sophistry reigns supreme and we all blindly accept that as the “norm” each and every moment of each and every day of our lives. The Matrix like chains that hold us are so insidious that the majority of our citizens go blithely from day to day, coffee, work, dinner, to bed, to rise to do it all over again, struggling to make ends meet, to get kids to activities, to stretch already overtaxed budgets and time, in a never ending rat race of complexity of NOTHING.
In my opinion, the major injustice that has been perpetrated upon us when one genuinely examines the “big picture” is the confiscation of personal time and attention needed to foster the awareness of the most precious commodity we have, contact with our Soul and Spirit. Pretty strong statement, yes, but I have some pretty strong feelings about the commandeering of our time, resources, life style and that which we have previously as a nation held in high regard to support what has become an almost A-Spiritual manifestation with little or no regard given to the essential experience of what it is to be truly human.
We are living a nightmare of chaotic apathy and indifference that has lulled us into the superficial posture of keeping so busy with our mundane comings and goings, yet doing NOTHING of a true Spiritual nature. Indeed when the topic comes up of being on a Spiritual Path and reconnection with Soul and Spirit, one feels compelled to explain and defend the pursuit of that which is our Birth Right and entire purpose for even BEING in this dismal plane of manifestation. The mere mention of the words “Spiritual Path” or “Spiritual Teacher” has the common result of sending people running in a different direction, with the snap judgment made, based on absolutely NO knowledge except for their pin headed, biased opinion that you belong to a “cult”.
I MUST interject here my pet peeve with those idiots who hear the word “occult” which means “hidden, veiled, and mysterious” and mix it up with the word “cult”, which does indeed have a negative connotation in our current society. When defined, however, even the word “cult” itself is innocuous. “Cult” means, according to that good old standby, Webster, “a system of religious worship or ritual, a devoted attachment to a person, principle, etc.”. I guess now if I choose to use the widely accepted form of logic that makes all you born again Christians, or Baptists, or Catholics, or whatever name you choose to define your religion by members of a CULT! Perhaps I should be screaming and running in sheer terror from those of you who self-righteously deem yourselves to be “religious”!
I will not condemn you for your chosen path of ignorance, however, for the Path of Spiritual Development I have chosen to follow is more accepting, forgiving, and open than the opinions you proclaim as fact given to you from the cult of headline news worshippers. You are entitled to your opinion, no matter how limited, shallow or information based it may be. It just totally continues to astound me, however, that the vast majority of the populace is too afraid, too lazy, too ignorant, or just too plain brainwashed to even CONSIDER that there may be more when the Truth is sought out and unattended facts give way to knowledge.
Can you say Sophistry and Information Theory bullshit at its finest?
Can you see even begin to see the box that your limited information has put you into? Can you envision the enormous height and breadth of the charade of walls that have been created by the brainwashing of Information Theory and productivity demanded by those Sophists in power to isolate you and separate you from contact with your Soul and Spirit? Does this even give you the tiniest of inklings as to the bonds and constraints you have unwittingly permitted yourself to be enslaved by? Do you KNOW where this dilemma has its roots and how it affects your every movement and thought, which you so blindly and ignorantly repeat time after time, actually believing you are FREE and acting on your own?
To quote Dr. Strickler, and you have heard this one before, but since it is where the root of the situation lies, it bears repeating. “Ignorance is NOT a natural state of human consciousness.” Yet we have blindly allowed ourselves to be manipulated, maneuvered and expropriated into the brainwashed existence of being ignorant robot slaves. We function as automatons, moving through our daily rituals of what we have been told is “life”, when in fact it is a programmed response to the chaos and insanity created by an extremely shrewd, elite aristocracy that view the masses as mindless zombies. Responding perfectly to the words and phrases that have been ingrained and indoctrinated into the mass of the subconscious mind since the bastardization of our educational system by the onset in the 1950’s and 1960’s Information Theory, like lambs unwittingly heading to slaughter, we live the naïve nightmare of ignorance. As we acquiesce to the herd mentality, we allow our Soul and Spirit to be held hostage in a terrorist act of expropriation that goes beyond any physical terrorism we might witness.
I watched the classic movie “Network” a few days back, a movie produced in 1976. Believe it or not, I had never seen it before, and I was astounded by the manner in which it clearly and simply portrayed that insanity which we are living in the quagmire of today. It brought to mind a prediction that Dr. Strickler made in 1994, that if things keep going as they are, our country is on a collision course with another Civil War along with the possibility of a corresponding clash of civilizations between the years of 2002-2006.
“Network” left me wondering if that Civil War might not in fact be between those of us who HAVE contact with Spirit and Soul, those who have been FREE and BRAVE enough to shout out their windows, “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” and the insipid mindless masses who subscribe to the “Everything is beautiful, Let go and Let God” theory without questioning a damn thing. This, my friends, is expropriation on a grand, macrocosmic scale. Your very Soul and Spirit are being whittled away by the gnawing jaws of those who control you! Even in your present state of ignorance, doesn’t that statement make you wonder just a little bit if maybe, just maybe, there is more to the picture than you might have considered?
To bring the idea of expropriation into focus in a mundane, impactual way, all you need to do is look at the current fiasco of the Medicare D program instituted by those in power. What a mess! Medicare recipients were forced to “choose” one particular plan to subscribe to. They, the elderly and disabled, pay a monthly “tithe” deducted from their government issued Social Security or Disability checks to belong to a PRIVATIZED program that allows them the privilege to purchase their medications for a co-pay amount. The choice was made based upon which plan carried the drugs they take currently, and this choice cannot be altered. The companies, however, within this plan have the right to change their drug list that they are providing at any time, and to change the price of the drugs they are providing at any time. Remember, once selected, there is no turning back, no altering the “CHOICE”. These people are on low fixed incomes, and they are bound to a system that may change at any time the service it provides, as well as the cost for that service.
The links below are from CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE
Medicare bleeds indie druggists
The Denver Post | August 28, 2006
Pharmaceutical Industry Paid for Part of Campaign Ads on Medicare
The Associated Press | August 25, 2006
Millions Will Soon Be in the Prescription-Drug-Coverage "Doughnut Hole"
Davenport River Cities’ Reader | August 24, 2006
Give Medicare program total overaul; don’t just fill ‘doughnut hole’
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | August 21, 2006
Falling into the Doughnut Hole
Campaign for America’s Future
The Origins of the Doughnut Hole
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Don’t Swallow The Doughnut Hole
Donut Hole Fact Sheet
Campaign for America’s Future
Donut Hole Graph
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Now, if that’s not enough of a mess, many critically ill subscribers are discovering that there is a “loophole” which they are referring to “the donut hole” within this process. Once they have used “X” amount of dollars of the plan, they are then responsible for “X” amount of “out-of-pocket” expenditures before they are able to apply for “Catastrophic Coverage” to again cover the cost of their medications. Suddenly, prescriptions that require a $20.00 co-pay last month, without warning, cost $1,000.00 this month, until the “out-of-pocket” deductible is met. These people were NOT told of this when signing up for the plan. Please keep in mind that during this time they are still paying the monthly “premium” out of their Social Security or Disability Check, but are receiving no benefits, only accruing a dollar amount towards the “out of pocket” expenses. To top it all off, any “charity” type assistance that the drug companies may have given to these people before is now null and void, because they have subscribed to a plan providing medication coverage.
Those taking phenomenally expensive drugs are paying thousands of dollars per month to stay alive, and I know that Social Security and Disability recipients seldom can afford that kind of expenditure. They are being forced to choose between eating and getting their medication. According to the testimonies I heard on CSPAN in the above link and video, without the multiple meds these severely ill people need they are unable to function and could, indeed, die because they were not able to secure the medication they needed to combat their illnesses. Severely Mentally Ill people on drugs to keep them functioning within society are also caught in the ‘Donut Hole’ and are finding themselves in the terrifying position of becoming totally out of control because they cannot afford the medication they depend upon to maintain some semblance of mental stability. Our government and its leaders have sold a bill of goods to the infirm, elderly, disabled and mentally ill that is just plain a business money maker for the drug companies and HMO’s. Our citizens of the United States are suffering at the hands of the very institution that should be protecting them.
Can you say EXPROPRIATION much louder than that? And consider what is being expropriated in the pension funds in this country? Does this sound like something that should be allowed to happen in “the land of the FREE and the home of the brave”? It sounds absolutely appalling to me, especially given the factual evidence that the V.A. and D.O.D. systems are procuring the same medications for their recipients at much lower prices. Fact! Our own government is screwing us and we are just sitting back and allowing it to happen. This is just one of the most glaring of examples that can be cited. We won’t even go into the War in Iraq, but hopefully you can use the knowledge presented to draw some of your own conclusions. Just engage the power of the brain and the use of Free Will that The Almighty gave you for a moment and you will find numerous examples of just such gross IGNORE-ANCE and apathy.
What’s the solution? ACTION! Reclaim that which is your Birth Right, direct access and communication with your Soul and Spirit. Grab it back and make it your own before it is too late. Start shouting from the roof tops, “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” Stop believing everything you hear as fact and question it. RESEARCH! Get to the truth of matters within your own sphere of influence to the best of your ability. Tell other people what you are uncovering and start spreading Truth rather than opinion and knowledge rather than information. Most importantly, stop condoning and blindly accepting the masquerade of the unnatural state of human consciousness, IGNORANCE, and become that which you, as human consciousness, have every right and privilege to be, the Jewel in the Crown of Creation. . . Soul and Spirit in manifestation.
May you too become a fellow crusader in the battle to stamp out ignorance and the expropriation of the most precious commodities that The One has given us: human consciousness, Soul and Spirit.