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You Must Become Like a Child

You Must Become Like a Child*

By Steve Ashton

*This post was written by Steve back in April 29, 2006

MIKEY’S INTRO:

We come into this world a “blank sheet of paper”. We have no preconceived ideas, thoughts, or feelings. We come into the world curious, ready to take in information like a sponge absorbs water. But unfortunately, due to our conditioning, we have been disconnected from our natural childlike state of curiosity and imagination and given an indoctrination. Not only through the school system, but in the religious system as well. Because of this, our ego has put up a wall for any beliefs that we hold near and dear when new information enters into our consciousness. This is called cognitive dissonance and it is an intellectual and spiritual disease. In this post, my friend Steve Ashton talks in-depth about this in regards to religious beliefs and the true message of Jesus Christ. Although I am not a Christian in the orthodox sense, I find many valuable words of wisdom in Jesus’s words and thus have a very high regard and a great deal of respect for him whether he truly existed in the physical world or was merely a fictional character portraying a moral lesson to humanity. To those with rigid beliefs, I ask you to do one of two things. If you decide to look into this information, set your beliefs to the side for now as you read because your ego will reject this information as it will oppose what you believe at the moment. If your beliefs are way too strong to take in the information, please pass on it. This is for those who are interested in the Truth not those who want assurances that their beliefs are true.

What exactly is “Becoming Like a Child”?

Matthew 18:3 – And (Jesus) said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:4 – Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.

These are merely a few of the many times Jesus stressed the importance of “becoming as little children”. Christians cannot seem to grasp exactly what Jesus was harping on. In fact, Jesus harped on a lot of things Christians cannot seem to understand, but, let’s concentrate on one “misunderstanding” at a time.
Matthew 18 is a chapter of some very good information on how and why it was so important to “become as a child”. Verse 3 is important. Jesus always clues us in on important Truths by prefacing His message with the Word “Verily”. When Jesus said “verily”, or “verily, verily”, it is His way of letting us know that this was something that He “unquestionably” said. It is Providence’s way of telling us to “listen up”, because this is absolutely True, and very important. Contrary to popular “false belief”, the Bible was written by men, and not everything contained in the Old or New Testament was written or inspired by our Creator, infallible, inerrant with no contradictions. This notion of Biblical inerrancy and infallibilty is one of the most damaging doctrines ever concocted by man. Fundamentalists start screaming “blasphemy” if you like, and I will calmly illustrate how your own Bible tells you that this notion is completely bogus, and very dangerous. I will address fundamentalist ideology, as well as Luther’s doctrine of “Sola Scriptura” in great detail in a coming post. For now, all those reading this and condemning me for disagreeing with your “programmed” belief system, simply grab your Bible, wipe the dust off, and turn to Ezekiel 13. Read it, and if you cannot figure out why the LORD was so pissed at all the “prophets who prophesied in Israel”, then you are either blind or ignorant, or both. If you have ears and eyes, you will clearly see that some information in the Bible is simply not True, and that is not me saying this, it was none other than Yahweh, aka Jehovah. Man put words in His/Her mouth, and since men never learn or listen, they also put words in Jesus’ mouth as well. I’m getting off subject, so enough on that subject for now.
Look at Matt 18:3. Jesus says, and I will paraphrase, “TRULY I am telling you, unless you convert (transform, change), and become as little children, you may as well forget about entering into the kingdom of heaven”. Many times in the Bible, there are certain little “Words” that provide important clues, but, they are almost always either overlooked totally, or they are misinterpreted completely. The Word here is “converted”. Converted to what? A Christian? Converted Christians are told that they are now “children of God” because they have undergone the standard traditional rituals required for conversion. All Christians know the drill, so I won’t detail the process. Because, this is not what this verse is telling you.
Converting to a religion is the process of “gaining” a label, and “gaining” a set of rituals, doctrines, dogma, and a fairly standardized set of beliefs, depending on the denomination. Jesus spoke of another “conversion”. The process of converting (transforming), and becoming “as a little child” is not a process of gain. It is the process of loss. Rather than gaining a certain set of beliefs, it involves forgetting about the ones you already have. One does not “fill the mind” to become as a child, one has to “empty the mind” of every learned belief accumulated throughout his or her life. A little child has not formed or been programmed with a belief structure. A little child comes into the world with his or her “house cleaned and swept in order”. His or her mind is completely empty of false teachings, and has not yet developed an “ego”. The process of converting and becoming as a child must begin by first letting go of the ego. Letting all learned beliefs go, and literally “emptying, and sweeping out the house called the “mind”. One literally has to forget everything he or she has ever learned, and completely emptying out forged beliefs. I cannot stress this enough. Jesus further stresses this point when He spoke of the new wine and wineskin. He makes it clear that one cannot pour “new wine into old wineskins, or the wineskin bursts”. Likewise, “one cannot pour old wine into new wineskins, or the wine becomes bitter”. “New wine (spiritual knowledge) absolutely requires a new wineskin” (an empty mind). There is no other way to become “as a child” but to become an “empty vessel”, willing to discard all beliefs, and starting all over just like a “little child”.
Christians are always so quick to condemn “eastern philosophy” as being unscriptural, and even demonize eastern religions. This is vanity and ignorance. They fail to realize that the one they call Jesus Christ was extremely influenced by eastern philosophy, particularly the teachings of a Chinese sage named Lao Tsi. Hundreds of years before Christ, Lao Tsi wrote something called the “Book of Tao”. As he neared the end of his life, his followers literally begged him to write down and record some of his teachings. So, he penned a little scroll of 81 verses, and this is the “Book of Tao”. This is very significant in the sense that the word “Tao” is literally translated to English as “The Way”. Jesus did not lead a movement called “Christianity”. His movement was called “The Way”. He referred to Himself as “The Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one gets to the Father except by Him. He did not say “by My authority”, He said “by Me”, as in by knowing “the Way”, “the Truth”, and by becoming “resurrected into the Life”. He did not teach His discpiples (us) to become “Christians”. He clealy taught them (us) to “become Christs” ourselves. Truly I say to you, that a man following the “broad way” becomes a Christian. The “few” who follow the “narrow Way” become Christs. Those with ears had better hear. Because the narrow way is actually quite broad, but men love shorcuts, and literally ignore half their brain.
So, what does Lao Tsi and Taoism have to do with Jesus telling us we absolutely must “become as a little child”? Allow me to share a few verses of the Book of Tao to illustrate that Jesus was teaching this little-know eastern philosophy, however, He illustrated the concept of the Way in symbolic riddles that were meant to relay Truth in a way that most men would be unable to comprehend. I’ll address the reason in another blog. Let’s take a look at the Tao, and I will share the similarities and hopefully better illustrate the concept of “becoming as a little child”.
Tao Te Ching (Book of Tao)
Verse 10:
Pacifying the agitated material soul and holding to oneness: Are you able to avoid separation? Focusing your energy on the release of tension: Can you be like an infant? In purifying your insight: Can you un-obstruct it?
The point Lao Tsi is making here can be compared to several of Jesus’ teachings.
1. Jesus spoke of becoming “one with the Spirit”, He taught us that we must not be a “kingdom divided”, although He knew very well that His message would be distorted by man, and further “divide and separate the “material soul”. He taught, albeit very subtly, the Taoist philosophy of “yin yang”. Yin Yang involves a balancing of “polar opposites”. The Tao and other eastern teachings stress the importance of this concept of a “unified Spirit”, and not “agitating the human soul” by thinking in terms of separateness. Western “religion” has caused the “agitation of man’s soul” by the “separation” of polar opposites. The concept of “duality” of Spirit has caused man to believe that he is divided in Spirit by “opposing dual forces”. Good and evil are opposing and separate forces that are represented by the names “God” v the devil” that are warring for control of man’s soul. As if the Creator of our Universe would create a being almost as powerful as Them, and then have to fight this entity to the death! What Christians fail to realize, and eastern philosophy understands, is that good and evil are dependent on each other. Man cannot understand or appreciate the True “goodness” of Providence, without first thoroughly understanding the concept of evil. Without evil, there would be no good, and vice-versa. The Tao teaches us that we must not be caught up in the duality and regard good and evil as “polar opposites’. A master of the Tao understands this, and as a result does not see the good as good, nor the evil as evil. She centers herself, and realizes these concepts as simply, ‘the way things are’. She understands that polarities are not separate, but rather they co-exist, and are dependent on one another. Only when one can “avoid the separate, and dual nature of opposites”, then can one begin to focus on the “release of tension”. Dualities cause anxiety, embracing the Tao eliminates these anxieties by staying centered and not seeing the separateness of opposites, but accepting them as interdependent, and not separate “dualities”. The philosophy of Yin-Yang teaches that everything in existence depends on the interaction of opposites, and rather than struggle and oppose each other, the opposites compliment each other. Harmony is key in the relationship of polar opposites.
The problem with all this, however, is that once again we see evidence of bias toward man, as the positive (Yin) is masculine principle, and the negative (Yang) is the feminine principle. Here is another example of a religion or philosophy either treating woman as a subordinate creature, or associate woman with the concept of the negative, or the embodiment, or cause of evil in countless male-dominated religions. You can bet that I will deal with this issue very soon. Original sin in the Bible will reveal some interesting information that shatters the old myths concocted from the first few chapters of Genesis. Man has a bad habit of inventing names, genders, and attributes of the different gods he created. So, when men develop belief systems, which are actually developed for him by others and men end up obstinately defending beliefs that he made no effort to reasonably analyze, nor does man make any effort to look at his faith with a reasonable and objective mind. Man devotes less time researching matters that he is told affect his eternal existence, than he does researching the purchase of a new car!
What exactly then is meant by “one must become as a little child”? It is a process that does not involve gaining something, it involves losing things. Compare the mind to a computer. It is comparable to a hard drive. The hard drive (mind) collects and stores all kinds of information, some True, but, most of it is not. Sometimes virus’ will find their way into the hard drive, and the only alternative is to “crash’ the computer, which eliminates “all” the data stored in the hard drive. Becoming as a little child is exactly like crashing the hard drive of your brain. Discard and eliminate all beliefs, and all the information that has been “programmed” by the Scribes and Pharisees of the day. What does a little child know? Nothing. He or she has not developed any notions or beliefs. The child’s mind is free of all false teachings, and then the child begins to learn things as he grows. This is referred to as ‘the image of no-thing’, according to the Tao.
Christians claiming to be “born again”, do not properly understand what it actually means to be “born anew of the Spirit”. Why? Because, these Words of Jesus reflect his tendency to communicate many “eastern philosophies” through the use of allegories, riddles, and metaphors, commonly known as “parables”. All eastern teachings, as well the teachings of the Christ focus on one becoming an “empty vessel”, restoring the original mind to its “ego-less” root. The Tao refers to the mind being likened to an “uncarved block of wood”, and asks the question, “can you become like an infant in purifying your insight”? Lao Tsi also begs the question, “in purifying your instinct, can you unobstruct it”? Jesus said the very same thing, but, He used different metaphoric language. Jesus called this “empty vessel” of ego-lessness a “new wineskin”. A new wineskin does not come already “filled”. It is empty. Like the “empty vessel”, and the “uncarved block”, free of all clutter and programmed belief structures. Just like the mind of a “little child”. Free of the “dualities” created in our minds do to the evil creation of man of “polar opposing forces”. As for “unobstructing” the purification process of the mind, Jesus also dealt with this cleansing process with His usual style and flair. He simply tells us not to “pour old wine into new wineskins”, or “pour new wine into old wineskins”. “New wine requires a new wineskin”, and the new wineskin is symbolic for someone who has indeed “become like a little child”, and discarded the old wine and skin, and this is what one must do to be Truly ” born-again”. The old wine, and now the new wine Jesus offered have become the “obstructions” referred to in the Tao Te Ching. The Bible refers to these obstructions as “stumbling blocks”. The path to Christian “childhood” is inundated with these “obstructions”, and there is a very “narrow way” in order to sidestep these numerous obstructions. Children are very nimble, and have tiny little feet; but a full-grown adult has a hard time, and cannot manipulate their way so well. This is a very hard task made more difficult as most Christians are attempting to walk the narrow path while inebriated on all the mixed-up “old and new wine”!
The Truth is this: the only way to ever begin to “become as a little child” is to literally crash the hard drive of your mind. Learn humility, and lose the ego. You have to kill it. It is the “mountain” that must be removed, because it is impossible to Truly achieve the purpose of becoming a “single-minded little child”.
I will end by saying this. If you are not willing to totally discard everything you have ever been taught concerning matters of religion, then to claim yourself as a “born-again” Christian is the farthest thing from the Truth. To claim oneself as being “filled with the Holy Spirit” is inaccurate, and based on “false” teaching. The first thing the True Holy Spirit does for one willing, is to “empty” the vessel of the mind, sweeping it out, and putting it in order. Ready to then be fed like a “little child” with Truth. If you do not understand this, or agree, then you will never know that “Truth that sets you free”. Because, when the vessel of the mind/ego is filled with a mountain of lies, then you can go to church twice a day, everyday, and never acheive what you claim. And, Jesus makes it clear that God really prefers “little children”, and does not have regard for those who cling to false ideas based on ego, vanity, and pride. So, the end result is that you are literally “born again of the flesh”, and reap what you have sown based on the word Christians cannot accept and claim it to be a teaching of the devil. The Word is Karma. The problem with sweeping the house and putting it back in order is that without the knowledge and the love, there are supposedly seven spirits that re-infiltrate the mind, and the last state of that man is worse than the first, according to the bible. Is this true? I think the spirits of negativity will always come until man learns that truth that (finally) sets him free. As for reincarnation, we’ll discuss this “damnable doctrine” of transmigration of souls in detail soon.
Peace
Matthew 18 is a chapter of some very good information on how and why it was so important to “become as a child”. Verse 3 is important. Jesus always clues us in on important Truths by prefacing His message with the Word “Verily”. When Jesus said “verily”, or “verily, verily”, it is His way of letting us know that this was something that He “unquestionably” said. It is Providence’s way of telling us to “listen up”, because this is absolutely True, and very important. Contrary to popular “false belief”, the Bible was written by men, and not everything contained in the Old or New Testament was written or inspired by our Creator, infallible, inerrant with no contradictions. This notion of Biblical inerrancy and infallibility is one of the most damaging doctrines ever concocted by man. Fundamentalists start screaming “blasphemy” if you like, and I will calmly illustrate how your own Bible tells you that this notion is completely bogus, and very dangerous. I will address fundamentalist ideology, as well as Luther’s doctrine of “Sola Scriptura” in great detail in a coming post. For now, all those reading this and condemning me for disagreeing with your “programmed” belief system, simply grab your Bible, wipe the dust off, and turn to Ezekiel 13. Read it, and if you cannot figure out why the LORD was so pissed at all the “prophets who prophesied in Israel”, then you are either blind or ignorant, or both. If you have ears and eyes, you will clearly see that some information in the Bible is simply not True, and that is not me saying this, it was none other than Yahweh, aka Jehovah. Man put words in His/Her mouth, and since men never learn or listen, they also put words in Jesus’ mouth as well. I’m getting off subject, so enough on that subject for now.

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Hemp and Cannabis Can Save the World ~v.easleyii

The Cannabis Plant has been used as Fiber, Food and Medicine for thousands of Years.

It’s only since the Last Century that this Plant’s Prohibition was fraudulently induced upon the World, depriving Each of Us of Our Health, Wealth and Happiness

Hemp and Marijuana both come from the same plant – Cannabis

‘Hemp’ is the industrial/commercial use of the cannabis stalk and seed for textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, plastics and building materials.

Marijauna is the flowers (bud) of the Plant ingested for Medical and Recreational use [sound of hitt’n a “J” (PuffPuffPass)]

(It does after all get) people high. THC triggers cannabinoid receptors in the brain and this produces the sensation of being stoned. These receptors are found in the parts of the brain linked to pleasure, memory, concentration, and time perception.
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/healing-power-marijuana-has-barely-been-tapped

Marijuana does NOT pose a threat to the general public. Marijuana is very much a danger to the oil companies, alcohol, tobacco industries and a large number of chemical corporations. Various big businesses, with plenty of dollars and influence, have suppressed the truth from the people.

The truth is if marijuana was utilized for its vast array of commercial products, it would create an industrial atomic bomb! Entrepreneurs have not been educated on the product potential of pot. The super rich have conspired to spread misinformation about an extremely versatile plant that, if used properly, would ruin their companies.
cont. reading> http://www.illuminati-news.com/marijuana-conspiracy.htm

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Back Ground

1919 The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol and positioned marijuana as an attractive alternative leading to an increase in use of the substance.

1933 The U.S. congress repealed the 21st Amendment, ending alcohol prohibition; 4 years later the prohibition of marijuana will be in full effect.

1936 The American propaganda film Reefer Madness was made to scare American youth away from using Cannabis.

1937 U.S. Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act which criminalized the drug. In response Dr. William C. Woodward, testifying on behalf of the AMA, told Congress that, “The American Medical Association knows of no evidence that marijuana is a dangerous drug” and warned that a prohibition “loses sight of the fact that future investigation may show that there are substantial medical uses for Cannabis.” His comments were ignored by Congress. A part of the testimony for Congress to pass the 1937 act derived from articles in newspapers owned by William Randolph Hearst, who had significant financial interests in the timber industry, which manufactured his newsprint paper.

1941 Cannabis is removed from the U.S. Pharmacopoeia and it’s medicinal use is no longer recognized in America

1951 The Boggs Act and the Narcotics Control Act in the U.S. increases all drug penalties and laid down mandatory sentences.

1970 The US National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) forms. That same year the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act repealed mandatory penalties for drug offenses and marijuana was categorized separately from other narcotics.

1972 The Nixon-appointed Shafer Commission urged use of cannabis be re-legalized, but their recommendation was ignored. U.S. Medical research picks up pace. Proposition 19 in California to legalize marijuana use is rejected by a voter margin of 66-33%.

1976 The U.S. federal government created the Investigational New Drug (IND) Compassionate Use research program to allow patients to receive up to nine pounds of cannabis….

1977-1981 U.S. President Carter, including his assistant for drug policy, Dr. Peter Bourne, pushed for decriminalization of marijuana, with the president himself asking Congress to abolish federal criminal penalties for those caught with less than one ounce of marijuana.

1986 President Reagan signed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, reinstating mandatory minimums and raising federal penalties for possession and distribution and officially begins the U.S. international “war on drugs.”

1996 California (the first U.S. state to ban marijuana use, see 1915) became the first U.S. State to then re-legalize medical marijuana use for people suffering from AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses. A similar bill was passed in Arizona the same year. This was followed by the passage of similar initiatives in Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Maryland, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

1997 The American Office of National Drug Control Policy commissioned the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to conduct a comprehensive study of the medical efficacy of cannabis therapeutics. The IOM concluded that cannabis is a safe and effective medicine, patients should have access, and the government should expand avenues for research and drug development. The federal government completely ignored its findings and refused to act on its recommendations.

1997-2001 In direct contradiction to the IOM recomendations, President Clinton, continuing the Regan and Bush “war on drugs” era, began a campaign to arrest and prosecute medical cannabis patients and their providers in California and elsewhere.
1999 Hawaii and North Dakota unsuccessfully attempt to legalize hemp farming. The U.S. DEA reclassifies dronabinol as a schedule III drug, making the medication easier to prescribe while marijuana itself continues to be listed Schedule I as having “no accepted medical use.”

2001-2009 Under President G.W. Bush the U.S. federal government intensified its “war on drugs” targeting both patients and doctors across the state of California.

2009 President Obama made steps toward ending the very unsuccessful 20-year “war on drugs” initiated during the Regan administration by stating that individual drug use is really a public health issue, and should be treated as such. Under his guidance, the U.S. Justice Department announced that federal prosecutors will no longer pursue medical marijuana users and distributors who comply with state laws.

2010 Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana in California is placed back on the ballet (named The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010). Current voter poles suggest that the proposition has about 50% population support and will likely win or loose by a margin of only 2%.

Oct 2010 Just weeks before the November 02 California election on Prop. 19 Attorney General Eric Holder said federal authorities would continue to enforce U.S. laws that declare the drug is illegal, even if voters approve the initiative, stating “we will vigorously enforce the (Controlled Substances Act) against those individuals and organizations that possess, manufacture or distribute marijuana for recreational use.”

The 10,000-year World History of Hemp and Cannabis
Complete world history of marijuana use with embedded videos from around the web
http://www.advancedholistichealth.org/history.html

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Marijuana Timeline

1600-1890s Domestic production of hemp encouraged

1906 Pure Food and Drug Act

1900 – 20s Mexican immigrants introduce recreational use of marijuana leaf

1930s Fear of marijuana / 1930 Creation of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) / 1932 Uniform State Narcotic Act / 1936 “Reefer Madness” / 1937 Marijuana Tax Act

1940s “Hemp for Victory” / 1944 La Guardia Report finds marijuana less dangerous

1951-56 Stricter Sentencing Laws

1960’s Marijuana use popular in counterculture / 1968 Creation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

1970 Repeal of most mandatory minimum sentences / Marijuana differentiated from other drugs / National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) founded / 1972 Shafer Commission / 1973 Creation of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) / 1974 High Times founded / 1976 Beginning of parents’ movement against marijuana

1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act – Mandatory Sentences / 1989 Bush’s War on Drugs

1996 Medical Use Legalized in California

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/etc/cron.html

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Why is Marijuana Illegal?

(because) Anslinger was an extremely ambitious man, and he recognized the Bureau of Narcotics as an amazing career opportunity — a new government agency with the opportunity to define both the problem and the solution. He immediately realized that opiates and cocaine wouldn’t be enough to help build his agency, so he latched on to marijuana and started to work on making it illegal at the federal level.

Anslinger immediately drew upon the themes of racism and violence to draw national attention to the problem he wanted to create.
http://www.drugwarrant.com/articles/why-is-marijuana-illegal/

Pubdate: 1961
Source: The Murderers, the story of the narcotic gangs
Authors: Harry J. Anslinger, U. S. Commissioner of Narcotics and Will Oursler
Pages: 541-554
http://www.hempology.org/ALL%20HISTORY%20ARTICLES.HTML/1961;%20ANSLINGER%20MURDERERS.html

Many articles about and testimony by Harry J. Anslinger can be found at Cliff Shaffer’s Drug Library:
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/people/anslinger/index.htm

more links on Anslinger
http://www.csdp.org/publicservice/anslinger.htm
http://www.ukcia.org/potculture/20/lies.html

Full Text of the Marihuana Tax Act as passed in 1937http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/hemp/taxact/mjtaxact.htm

The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was a United States Act that placed a tax on the sale of cannabis. The Act is now commonly referred to using the modern spelling as the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act. The Act levied a tax equaling roughly one dollar on anyone who dealt commercially in cannabis, hemp, or marijuana. The Act did not itself criminalize the possession or usage of hemp, marijuana, or cannabis, but it included penalty and enforcement provisions to which marijuana, cannabis, or hemp handlers were subject. Violation of these procedures could result in a fine of up to $2,000 and up to five years’ imprisonment.
http://www.peachridgeglass.com/2013/02/cannibis-bottlemarijuana-tax-act-1937/ +images&more

Marijuana Tax Stamp held Unconstitutional.

In 1969, the United States Supreme Court declared that the Marihuana Tax Stamp Act of 1937 was unconstitutional, because it required that the person seeking a tax stamp incriminate himself in direct violation of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The federal government responded by passing The Controlled Substances Act in 1970, citing ‘interstate commerce’ as the basis for its authority. The United States Supreme Court recognized the so called ‘commerce clause’ to uphold a series of laws that have effectively gutted the Tenth Amendment and its reservation of rights to the states and to the people. Congress has since used the ‘commerce clause’ to justify just any action that it wants to take.

Marijuana has been illegal ever since 1937, the federal government continues to spell it “marihuana”, and classifies it as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, alongside heroin, opium, morphine, LSD, and ecstasy. See our Marihuana Crimes and Offenses page for additional information on marijuana crimes and penalties.
http://brucealanblock.com/why-marijuana-became-legal/

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The War on Marijuana is a Failure
By The Gregory Brothers

Over the last twenty years, much of the war of drugs has become a war on marijuana. According to new research from the ACLU, nearly half of all drug arrests in 2010 were for marijuana possession – with cops busting someone every (37)/41 seconds just for having weed. And the bulk of those arrested were Black. Despite the fact that Blacks and whites use pot at roughly the same rates, the ACLU found that Blacks were nearly 4 times as likely to be busted for having marijuana. The expense is staggering: states are wasting about $3.6 billion a year enforcing marijuana laws – money that could be better invested.
https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform-racial-justice/war-marijuana-failure

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Hemp is Earth’s number-one biomass resource; it is capable of producing 10 tons per acre in four months.

– Hemp biodegradable plastic:

– In 1941 Henry Ford built a plastic car made of fiber from hemp and wheat straw. Hemp plastic is biodegradable, synthetic plastic is not.

– Car fuel made from hemp:

– Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol, or gasoline at a cost comparable to petroleum.

– Hemp fuel burns clean. Petroleum causes acid rain due to sulfur pollution.

– Hemp for energy:

– Hemp can produce 10 times more methanol than corn.

– Cannabis for food:

– Hemp seed can be pressed into a nutritious oil, which contains the highest amount of fatty acids in the plant kingdom. Essential oils are responsible for our immune system responses, and clear the arteries of cholesterol and plaque.

– Hemp seed protein is one of mankind’s finest, most complete and available-to-the-body vegetable proteins.

– Hemp for paper:

– One acre of hemp can produce as much usable fiber as 4 acres of trees or two acres of cotton.

– Trees cut down to make paper take 50 to 500 years to grow, while hemp can be cultivated in as little as 100 days and can yield 4 times more paper over a 20 year period.

Hemp vs trees (for deforestation):

– One acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees, making hemp a perfect material to replace trees for pressed board, particle board, and concrete construction molds.

– Isochanvre, a rediscovered French building material made from hemp hurds mixed with lime petrifies into a mineral state and lasts for many centuries. Archeologists have found a bridge in the south of France from the Merovingian period (500-751 A.D.), built with this process.

http://defendingthetruth.com/americas/4618-cannabis-healing-nations.html

What Is Hemp Plastic?

Hemp Plastic is an affordable bio based natural fibre composite to replace oil based raw materials.

Designed in Europe over 15 years and now produced in China, Hemp Plastics compete with engineering compounds in properties such as stiffness and high heat tolerance (HDT).

Both biodegradable and recyclable blends address global policies for CO2 reduction and oil dependence.

Hemp plastics are not made from hemp oil or hemp seeds, but from the stalk. They are the preferred options to PP-glass fibre, High Heat ABS and PC/ABS.

Flame retardant for specific grades, using halogen-free additives.

http://www.hempplastic.com/

Hemp plastic – the future of bioplastics.

Henry Ford was fond of saying, “Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down if we can get the equivalent of forests and mineral products from the annual growth of the fields?“

George Washington Carver had a response: “I believe that the great Creator has put ores and oil on this earth to give us a breathing spell. As we exhaust our finite resources, we must be prepared to fall back on our farms, which is Gods true storehouse and can never be exhausted. We can learn to synthesize material for every human need from things that grow.”

That “breathing spell” ended 60 years ago when Henry Ford built his car. Since then, we have cut down half of the worlds forests, a primary source of clean air. Only 3 percent of the U.S. original forests still remain. Much of Australia’s old-growth forests are being cut down for wood chips. If we dont start using hemp to help build our societies, what will we use?
http://www.hempowered.com/hemp-plastics

http://rense.com/general67/ford.htm >
Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941.http://www.illuminati-news.com/marijuana-conspiracy.htm

Versatiliy:

-A Popular Mechanics article from 1938 stated that over 25,000 different products could be made from hemp in oil, seed or fibre form.[xvi]

-Used for thousands of years by a wide variety of cultures, hemp is currently being used worldwide in industries such as fabric, food, bio-diesel fuel, paper, plastics, rope, building material, molded panels, car components, wallpaper, acoustic baffling and barn bedding for farm animals.[xvii]

-125 years ago, 70 to 90 percent of all rope, twine, cordage, ship sails, canvas, fibre, cloth, etc., was made out of hemp fibre. It was replaced by Dupont’s then newly discovered petrochemical fibre (nylon) beginning in 1937. [xviii]
http://www.hempfarm.org/Papers/Hemp_Facts.html

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The Healing Power of Marijuana Has Barely Been Tapped.

(It) …can be medically useful for pain relief, calming and appetite stimulation. It already has confirmed benefits against glaucoma, epilepsy and other specific diseases and disorders.http://www.alternet.org/drugs/healing-power-marijuana-has-barely-been-tapped

Endogenous cannabinoids play a role in the modulation of immune response and control of cancer cell proliferation.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12052046

Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer may very well “run in the family”—meaning it’s a trend within your immediate ancestry—but our growing urge to call something inherited is not doing anyone any good. You see, the health concerns we often blame on our parents (or grandparents) are usually within our control. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that less than 1% of all diseases are caused by flawed genes.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/still-blaming-your-genes-for-your-health-think-again/#ixzz2dym1podT

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Currently, there is a tremendous amount of controversy with respect to the effects that cannabinoids have on cancers. Endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, and synthetic cannabinoids have demonstrated cancer killing and anti-metastatic properties in tissue culture and in animal models. While formal, proper, FDA approved clinical trials that would prove or disprove the therapeutic potential of cannabis extracts for treating cancers; trials have not been carried out. Nevertheless, a significant number of anecdotal observations have accumulated that suggest people suffering from a variety of cancers appear to have been cured by ingesting what is known as “Rick Simpson’s hemp oil”. www.cannabisscience.com

Physician’s documentation confirms successful treatment of basal cell carcinoma with topical cannabis extract
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110407/Physicians-documentation-confirms-successful-treatment-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-with-topical-cannabis-extract.aspx

Cannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and cancer.

The endocannabinoid system consists of an array of endogenously produced bioactive lipids that activate cannabinoid receptors. Although the primary focus of endocannabinoid biology has been on neurological and psychiatric effects, recent work has revealed several important interactions between the endocannabinoid system and cancer. Several different types of cancer have abnormal regulation of the endocannabinoid system that contributes to cancer progression and correlates to clinical outcomes. Modulation of the endocannabinoid system by pharmacological agents in various cancer types reveals that it can mediate antiproliferative and apoptotic effects by both cannabinoid receptor-dependent and -independent pathways. Selective agonists and antagonists of the cannabinoid receptors, inhibitors of endocannabinoid hydrolysis, and cannabinoid analogs have been utilized to probe the pathways involved in the effects of the endocannabinoid system on cancer cell apoptosis, proliferation, migration, adhesion, and invasion. The antiproliferative and apoptotic effects produced by some of these pharmacological probes reveal that the endocannabinoid system is a promising new target for the development of novel chemotherapeutics to treat cancer.

PMID: 22038019 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] PMCID: PMC3366283 Free PMC Article
Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2011 Dec;30(3-4):599-612. doi: 10.1007/s10555-011-9318-8.

Cannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and cancer.

Hermanson DJ, Marnett LJ.
Source
AB Hancock Jr Memorial Laboratory for Cancer Research, Departments of Biochemistry, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, Center in Molecular Toxicology, Vanderbilt Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-0146, USA.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22038019

more studies>

Brain Cancer

1. A study published in the British Journal of Cancer, conducted by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in Madrid, this study determined that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids inhibit tumour growth. They were responsible for the first clinical study aimed at assessing cannabinoid antitumoral action. Cannabinoid delivery was safe and was achieved with zero psychoactive effects. THC was found to decrease tumour cells in two out of the nine patients.

2. A study published in The Journal of Neuroscience examined the biochemical events in both acute neuronal damage and in slowly progressive, neurodegenerative diseases. They conducted a magnetic resonance imaging study that looked at THC (the main active compound in marijuana) and found that it reduced neuronal injury in rats. The results of this study provide evidence that the cannabinoid system can serve to protect the brain against neurodegeneration.

3. A study published in The Journal of Pharmacology And Experimental Therapeutics already acknowledged the fact that cannabinoids have been shown to possess antitumor properties. This study examined the effect of cannabidiol (CBD, non psychoactive cannabinoid compound) on human glioma cell lines. The addition of cannabidiol led to a dramatic drop in the viability of glioma cells. Glioma is the word used to describe brain tumour. The study concluded that cannabidiol was able to produce a significant antitumor activity.

4. A study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics outlines how brain tumours are highly resistant to current anticancer treatments, which makes it crucial to find new therapeutic strategies aimed at improving the poor prognosis of patients suffering from this disease. This study also demonstrated the reversal of tumour activity in Glioblastoma multiforme.

Breast Cancer

5. A study published in the US National Library of Medicine, conducted by the California Pacific Medical Centre determined that cannabidiol (CBD) inhibits human breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion. They also demonstrated that CBD significantly reduces tumour mass.

6. A study published in The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics determined that THC as well as cannabidiol dramatically reduced breast cancer cell growth. They confirmed the potency and effectiveness of these compounds.

7. A study published in the Journal Molecular Cancer showed that THC reduced tumour growth and tumour numbers. They determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell proliferation, induce cancer cell apoptosis and impair tumour angiogenesis (all good things). This study provides strong evidence for the use of cannabinoid based therapies for the management of breast cancer.

8. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) determined that cannabinoids inhibit human breast cancer cell proliferation.

Lung Cancer

9. A study published in the journal Oncogene, by Harvard Medical Schools Experimental Medicine Department determined that THC inhibits epithelial growth factor induced lung cancer cell migration and more. They go on to state that THC should be explored as novel therapeutic molecules in controlling the growth and metastasis of certain lung cancers.

10. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine by the Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology, from the Department of General Surgery in Germany determined that cannabinoids inhibit cancer cell invasion. Effects were confirmed in primary tumour cells from a lung cancer patient. Overall, data indicated that cannabinoids decrease cancer cell invasiveness.

11. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine, conducted by Harvard Medical School investigated the role of cannabinoid receptors in lung cancer cells. They determined its effectiveness and suggested that it should be used for treatment against lung cancer cells.

Prostate Cancer

12. A study published in the US National Library of Medicine illustrates a decrease in prostatic cancer cells by acting through cannabinoid receptors.

13. A study published in the US National Library of Medicine outlined multiple studies proving the effectiveness of cannabis on prostate cancer.

14. Another study published by the US National Library of Medicine determined that clinical testing of CBD against prostate carcinoma is a must. That cannabinoid receptor activation induces prostate carcinoma cell apoptosis. They determined that cannabidiol significantly inhibited cell viability.

Blood Cancer

15. A study published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology recently showed that cannabinoids induce growth inhibition and apoptosis in matle cell lymphoma. The study was supported by grants from the Swedish Cancer Society, The Swedish Research Council and the Cancer Society in Stockholm.

16. A study published in the International Journal of Cancer also determined and illustrated that cannabinoids exert antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects in various types of cancer and in mantle cell lymphoma.

17. A study published in the US National Library of Medicine conducted by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology by Virginia Commonwealth University determined that cannabinoids induce apoptosis in leukemia cells.

Oral Cancer

18. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine results show cannabinoids are potent inhibitors of cellular respiration and are toxic to highly malignant oral Tumours.

Liver Cancer

19. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine determined that that THC reduces the viability of human HCC cell lines (Human hepatocellular liver carcinoma cell line) and reduced the growth.

Pancreatic Cancer

20. A study published in The American Journal of Cancer determined that cannabinoid receptors are expressed in human pancreatic tumor cell lines and tumour biopsies at much higher levels than in normal pancreatic tissue. Results showed that cannabinoid administration induced apoptosis. They also reduced the growth of tumour cells, and inhibited the spreading of pancreatic tumour cells.

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The isolation and identification of two compounds with predominant radical scavenging activity in hempseed (seed of Cannabis sativa L.).
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23107724

Cannabisin B induces autophagic cell death by inhibiting the AKT/mTOR pathway and S phase cell cycle arrest in HepG2 cells
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814612018468

Cannabimovone, a Cannabinoid with a Rearranged Terpenoid Skeleton from Hemp
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejoc.200901464/abstract

Cannabioxepane, a novel tetracyclic cannabinoid from hemp, Cannabis sativa L.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040402011004157

Cannabidiolic acid, a major cannabinoid in fiber-type cannabis, is an inhibitor of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell migration.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22963825/?i=7&from=cannabidiol

Industrial hemp decreases intestinal motility stronger than indian hemp in mice
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23467947

Selection for Non-Psychoactive Hemp Varieties
(Cannabis sativa L.) in the CIS (former USSR)
http://www.druglibrary.org/olsen/hemp/IHA/iha03109.html

Cannabigerol from Bernabeo Hemp
http://www.ecpgr.cgiar.org/fileadmin/www.ecpgr.cgiar.org/NW_and_WG_UPLOADS/Fibre_Crops_2010/Italy_Hemp.pdf
http://www.ecpgr.cgiar.org/fileadmin/www.ecpgr.cgiar.org/Presentations/Fibre_crops_NL_2006/Italy%20Hemp%20collections.pdf

Cannabigerol from USO-31 Hemp (although this website should have noted that it is not the primary phytocannabinoid in all of the plants from this particular variety)
http://www.cannadata.eu/index.php?id=strains&language=en&strain=94

Terpenes in Hemp (see charts)
http://www.hanf-info.ch/info/en/Essential-oil-another-hemp.html

Fibre hemp inflorescences: From crop-residues to essential oil production
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926669010001421

Fat to treat fat: Emerging relationship between dietary PUFA, endocannabinoids, and obesity
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1098882312001372

Nutritional Omega-3 deficiency abolishes
endocannabinoid mediated neuronal functions
http://www.tara.tcd.ie/bitstream/2262/58068/1/PEER_stage2_10.1038%252Fnn.2736.pdf

Cannabigerol monomethyl ether, a new component of hemp.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5706840

To summarize, I’d like to say that I agree with the Federal Government. Marijuana does victimize individuals. Or should I say that the enforcement of arcane, unjust laws victimize individuals, our states and our nation. Productive members of society are often victimized for mere possession, tainting their lives and their careers permanently. Valuable resources are diverted for the use of Marijuana law enforcement. Revenue is lost from Marijuana taxation. Drug dealers are growing in riches and power as long as they can profit from the sale of Marijuana, often financing their other operations including violence, intimidation, murder and hard drugs.

Big government is on steroidal growth with their power over the average American citizen. All rights to privacy are quickly evaporating.

Soon, George Orwell’s imagined police state will be the norm. We are not just talking about an individual’s right to fair use of medicine, recreation and relaxation. No, the issue is much bigger than this. We are talking about survival as a nation. Survival as free American citizens enjoying the same opportunities as our ancestors.

Government interference into our normal, everyday private lives is creating havoc. Our economy is collapsing, government continues to act contrary to public opinion by meddling in foreign affairs that do not concern us. Adopt George Washington’s opinion and refrain from such meddling! Political correctness has become a cancer, changing the core values of our society. Stress is mounting on the average citizen. There is mounting joblessness and hopelessness. Where is the vent? Violence or alcohol? Maybe. Marijuana, however, is a very viable alternative to the ever increasing pressures being placed upon us. It is therapy for the mind, soul and body. It is peace. I choose no worries over the alternative. I choose Marijuana!!!

Vincent Ray Easley II

Hemp and Cannabis can Save the World ~ the Buzzed Beaver Report, archived> http://www.ucy.tv/streams/64k/201395-20-64k.mp3: ~ Vince Easley http://ucy.tv/WMW ~ Thursday 8pm EDT . Sept 5th, 2013 . ~ Guests . Diane-Marie Jensen, https://www.facebook.com/Moms4MJ . Michael Dussault-Jensen, Executive Director,http://dadsformarijuana.org/ Dads For Marijuana International & Ken (Putemup) Miller, Founder, Director · Fluoride Free Humanity, Fort Wayne, Indiana,https://www.facebook.com/YouAreWhatYouConsume / In the 2nd hour, Jose M. Gonzalez w/ “Addiction’s Effects on Relationships” ~ ty Becky Quarles, Production. Youtube Video to follow. Call In Number: 1-718-717-8296

Could the Four Blood Moons Represent the Four Horsemen?

It has been quite a while since I have written a post, but my intuition is telling me that I should get this one out A.S.A.P. In light of all the events that have been happening this year I found it necessary to share a possible connection that made a lot of sense to me. As we know there have been two blood moons so far: one back in April  and another one this month. Now stay with me because it’s about to get a bit surreal. After the first blood moon, a lot of fear hype was being peddled about ISIS. Then after the second blood moon this month, another hype was being pushed to the masses. This one being the Ebola scare. So you may be thinking what is my point. I may be wrong but it sure seems like these blood moons are starting a pattern for the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Bear with me for a second. ISIS sparked a fear about possible war coming. War is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Then if that wasn’t enough, after the arrival of the second blood moon, the masses get oversaturated with ebola fear propaganda. If I’m right, the next two blood moons (One in April 2015 and the other on September 2015) will represent the remaining two horsemen of famine and death. My whole reason for even writing this post was certainly not to impress anyone, but to raise enough awareness to inspire people to take action. This is not the time to sit and wait for a savior or to power in fear. Action must be taken.

Somthing to Ponder on…

The most common fallacy is to put one’s logic (conclusions) before grammar (research). We can see this in many people who have opinions about topics they haven’t sincerely researched first, make hasty conclusions, cherry pick, skim through books/articles but don’t read the entire work and references, resulting in distortions and throwing out the baby with the bathwater…or mistake the bathwater for the baby. Since nothing is black and white, discernment is key while watching our conditioned biases that filter/distort information unconsciously. There are numerous logical fallacies all of us can fall into if we don’t understand them, like strawman arguments, ad hominem, tu quoque/you too fallacy, bandwagon, appeal to authority, appeal to emotions,the texas sharpshooter, middle ground etc. A good website that summarizes the most common ones is https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

Learning, understanding and applying the Trivium can help to not waste time and energy in unproductive discussions about a topic (especially on facebook) and it also provides a systematic framework to research any given subject as it helps us to think clearer. It’s the foundation of critical thinking.

Grammar asks the questions of the Who, What, Where, and the When of a subject, discovering, researching, and ordering facts of reality. It comprises basic – systematic Knowledge. Logic answers the Why of a subject, the conclusions based on grammar/research leading to Understanding. Rhetoric provides the How of a subject, applying Knowledge (grammar) and Understanding (logic) expressively leading to Wisdom, or, in other words, useable knowledge and understanding.

However, besides learning how to think critically we also need to engage in sincere self-work to calibrate our “reading instrument” (the self) and perceptions. We all have subjective blind spots and biases based on upbringing and cultural/social conditioning, also shadow projections based on childhood wounds, trauma and personality disorders.
Anyone who seeks truth needs to always keep their own biases in mind and make efforts to calibrate their perceptions accordingly. Dislodging these programs and unconscious tendencies to lies to ourselves and others takes tremendous work and effort. This also includes emotional cleansing because we can’t trust our feelings and emotions 100% all the times. Much of what we feel in immediate reaction to certain information can be conditioned responses that have nothing to do with the information or situation at hand but simply challenge our beliefs, identity and self-image, also known as cognitive dissonance.

This work never stops and we need to adjust our view of reality as new information comes in. Seeking truth doesn’t result in an end of “knowing it all”. It’s a continues process that expands and changes. It is tightly connected to the inner work we are engaging in, helping us to sharpen intuition as well. So the work is two fold, on an emotional level and intellectual level. Body-awareness is key in that regard. Hence I strongly recommend to have a consistent body-mind practice as well, such as yoga, Qi Gong, meditation or getting bodywork on a regular basis. Also, diet affects the way we feel and think. Wheat, gluten, sugar and grains have detrimental effects on our brain, physical and emotional body. There is much research out there these days which has proven that.

It’s important to observe the internal process and how deeply programmed we are, the friction that occurs inside when presented with information that contradicts our long held beliefs. That’s when many people stop and deny, engaging in black and white thinking, because piercing through that conditioning can be very painful and vulnerable. It’s always been for me. It’s part of “the work” so humility is needed, admitting to ourselves that we have been wrong about some things we thought to be true. Avoiding this vulnerability results actually in logical fallacies and rationalizations and projecting them on others. It also relates to anger which is a huge buffer to avoid deeper feelings of vulnerability. Even humor can in many cases be an unconscious buffer to avoid confronting our own unacknowledged wounds.

But once you let the internal programs break down under the light/sword of truth and new data and work through the discomfort of accepting information that contradicts what you have believed most of your life or what most of the world believes (not mistaking that for blind belief of anything that comes down the pipe line, and also not being overly skeptical and judging without sincerely researching), then you truly raise your consciousness/awareness. Hence separating “the work” to seek truth from our professional ambitions, self-image/public image is key, so it doesn’t get polluted by internal considering or the the need to be “accepted”. Considering other factors from an esoteric perspective, like the “General Law” and forces working through people in order to vector us away from this path adds even more complexity but is crucial to understand as well. As Humberto Braga said so eloquently:

“When breaking beyond conventional limitations, people will always try to mock, guilt, and shame you for being the bearer of new knowledge and uncomfortable realizations. They will distort your expanded perception through their tiny lens. They will try to make it seem as though you are wrong for being who you are and they’ll try to make you feel small. Your playing small does not serve your greater purpose. There is nothing enlightened about limiting your path in life to comfort the illusions of others. Those who seek Objective Truth are bringers of light in to a very uncomfortable darkness, and it will seek to stop you in any way it can. We must not give in to the darkness that tells us to dim ourselves. Every courageous step toward Objective Truth is what liberates others to do the very same. This is the battle to awaken and we must not lose sight of this objective.”

“A man must first of all understand certain things. He has thousands of false ideas and false conceptions, chiefly about himself, and he must get rid of some of them before beginning to acquire anything new. Otherwise the new will be built on a wrong foundation and the result will be worse than before. To speak the truth is the most difficult thing in the world; one must study a great deal and for a long time in order to speak the truth. The wish alone is not enough. To speak the truth one must know what the truth is and what a lie is, and first of all in oneself. And this nobody wants to know.”-

G.I. Gurdjieff

trivium

HAS GOD THE RIGHT TO FORGIVE?

THEOSOPHIST. To the Doctrine of Atonement; I allude to that dangerous dogma in which you believe, and which teaches us that no matter how enormous our crimes against the laws of God and of man, we have but to believe in the self-sacrifice of Jesus for the salvation of mankind, and his blood will wash out every stain. It is twenty years that I preach against it, and I may now draw your attention to a paragraph from Isis Unveiled, written in 1875. This is what Christianity teaches, and what we combat: —

“God’s mercy is boundless and unfathomable. It is impossible to conceive of a human sin so damnable that the price paid in advance for the redemption of the sinner would not wipe it out if a thousandfold worse. And furthermore, it is never too late to repent. Though the offender wait until the last minute of the last hour of the last day of his mortal life, before his blanched lips utter the confession of faith, he may go to Paradise; the dying thief did it, and so may all others as vile. These are the assumptions of the Church, and of the Clergy; assumptions banged at the heads of your countrymen by England’s favourite preachers, right in the ‘light of the XIXth century,'” this most paradoxical age of all. Now to what does it lead?

ENQUIRER. Does it not make the Christian happier than the Buddhist or Brahmin?

THEOSOPHIST. No; not the educated man, at any rate, since the majority of these have long since virtually lost all belief in this cruel dogma. But it leads those who still believe in it more easily to the threshold of every conceivable crime, than any other I know of. Let me quote to you from Isis once more (vide Vol. II. pp. 542 and 543) —

“If we step outside the little circle of creed and consider the universe as a whole balanced by the exquisite adjustment of parts, how all sound logic, how the faintest glimmering sense of justice, revolts against this Vicarious Atonement! If the criminal sinned only against himself, and wronged no one but himself; if by sincere repentance he could cause the obliteration of past events, not only from the memory of man, but also from that imperishable record, which no deity — not even the Supremest of the Supreme — can cause to disappear, then this dogma might not be incomprehensible. But to maintain that one may wrong his fellow-man, kill, disturb the equilibrium of society and the natural order of things, and then — through cowardice, hope, or compulsion, it matters not — be forgiven by believing that the spilling of one blood washes out the other blood spilt — this is preposterous! Can the results of a crime be obliterated even though the crime itself should be pardoned? The effects of a cause are never limited to the boundaries of the cause, nor can the results of crime be confined to the offender and his victim. Every good as well as evil action has its effects, as palpably as the stone flung into calm water. The simile is trite, but it is the best ever conceived, so let us use it. The eddying circles are greater and swifter as the disturbing object is greater or smaller, but the smallest pebble, nay, the tiniest speck, makes its ripples. And this disturbance is not alone visible and on the surface. Below, unseen, in every direction — outward and downward — drop pushes drop until the sides and bottom are touched by the force. More, the air above the water is agitated, and this disturbance passes, as the physicists tell us, from stratum to stratum out into space forever and ever; an impulse has been given to matter, and that is never lost, can never be recalled! . . .

“So with crime, and so with its opposite. The action may be instantaneous, the effects are eternal. When, after the stone is once flung into the pond, we can recall it to the hand, roll back the ripples, obliterate the force expended, restore the etheric waves to their previous state of non-being, and wipe out every trace of the act of throwing the missile, so that Time’s record shall not show that it ever happened, then, then we may patiently hear Christians argue for the efficacy of this Atonement,”

and — cease to believe in Karmic Law. As it now stands, we call upon the whole world to decide, which of our two doctrines is the most appreciative of deific justice, and which is more reasonable, even on simple human evidence and logic.

ENQUIRER. Yet millions believe in the Christian dogma and are happy.

THEOSOPHIST. Pure sentimentalism overpowering their thinking faculties, which no true philanthropist or Altruist will ever accept. It is not even a dream of selfishness, but a nightmare of the human intellect. Look where it leads to, and tell me the name of that pagan country where crimes are more easily committed or more numerous than in Christian lands. Look at the long and ghastly annual records of crimes committed in European countries; and behold Protestant and Biblical America. There, conversions effected in prisons are more numerous than those made by public revivals and preaching. See how the ledger-balance of Christian justice (!) stands: Red-handed murderers, urged on by the demons of lust, revenge, cupidity, fanaticism, or mere brutal thirst for blood, who kill their victims, in most cases, without giving them time to repent or call on Jesus. These, perhaps, died sinful, and, of course — consistently with theological logic — met the reward of their greater or lesser offences. But the murderer, overtaken by human justice, is imprisoned, wept over by sentimentalists, prayed with and at, pronounces the charmed words of conversion, and goes to the scaffold a redeemed child of Jesus! Except for the murder, he would not have been prayed with, redeemed, pardoned. Clearly this man did well to murder, for thus he gained eternal happiness! And how about the victim, and his, or her family, relatives, dependents, social relations; has justice no recompense for them? Must they suffer in this world and the next, while he who wronged them sits beside the “holy thief” of Calvary, and is for ever blessed? On this question the clergy keep a prudent silence. (Isis Unveiled.) And now you know why Theosophists — whose fundamental belief and hope is justice for all, in Heaven as on earth, and in Karma — reject this dogma.

ENQUIRER. The ultimate destiny of man, then, is not a Heaven presided over by God, but the gradual transformation of matter into its primordial element, Spirit?

THEOSOPHIST. It is to that final goal to which all tends in nature.

ENQUIRER. Do not some of you regard this association or “fall of spirit into matter” as evil, and re-birth as a sorrow?

THEOSOPHIST. Some do, and therefore strive to shorten their period of probation on earth. It is not an unmixed evil, however, since it ensures the experience upon which we mount to knowledge and wisdom. I mean that experience which teaches that the needs of our spiritual nature can never be met by other than spiritual happiness. As long as we are in the body, we are subjected to pain, suffering and all the disappointing incidents occurring during life. Therefore, and to palliate this, we finally acquire knowledge which alone can afford us relief and hope of a better future.

Waking God Up (The Divine Dreamer Theory)

Allow me to present you with a scenario:

Let’s say you fall asleep and become lost in a dream. However,  you find that while in this dream that you cannot wake up. Since you are in this indefinite comatose state, there is one within  this dream, who is in reality an extension of you, the original dreamer, that made the unilateral decision to proclaim himself ruler of this dream and begins to usurp control of it. Now this one in control of your dream is aware that he is not the original dreamer, but wants to make sure that no one else in the dream realizes this because that will be the end of his control. So he decides to declare himself worthy of worship and to be known as the one true dreamer. In fact, he is so dedicated to this goal that he selects a group of chosen people that he made to be the fortunate ones of being the elite of the dream (also an extension of the original dreamer) with the promise of total control over all of the masses within it, as long as they remain loyal to this self-proclaimed ruler and his agenda. This faux dream ruler also constructed a set of laws that the masses of the dream (also an extension of the original dreamer) must follow or they will suffer his wrath. However, the self-proclaimed ruler of the dream and his elite minions are above the laws that were created, allowing the dream elite to covertly oppress the dream masses.

As the dream progresses, the more it seems like real life rather than just a dream. The dream elite are living the high life of wealth and power, sucking the energy and labor from the dream masses, sinking them deep into the dream and keeping them dedicated to maintaining this while more and more forgetting that this is only a dream. The dream masses become so entrenched in the dream that they themselves have forgotten that it is only a dream and start to live in fear of losing their possessions, not being successful, not being accepted by others or losing a loved one within this dream, all the while not aware that they are extensions of the original dreamer. This causes a great deal of separation pitting the dream masses against each other, which also causes the dream to fall into a lower vibration, locking the original dreamer deeper into the dream.

This scenario benefits the self-proclaimed dream ruler and the dream elite because they realized that as long as the dream masses believed themselves to be separate from each other, they can divide, conquer and rule with very little problems.

With all of this going on, a spark of the original dreamer comes into manifestation when an avatar is sent to show us how to live a better dream as an extension of the original dreamer. This spark of the original dreamer is a non-conformist. He is someone who is aware that they are in a dream and that everyone within the dream are all extensions of the original dreamer and that in order to be free of the control of the fictional dream usurper and his flunkies, remember who you really are and live in harmony with all within the dream, causing the illusory dream set up by the self-proclaimed dream ruler to dissolve and for everyone’s divine potential within the dream to be realized.

Due to this the fictional dream ruler uses its influence through his minions and gatekeepers to silence this spark by murdering him and by propaganda-like means, twists the idea of this spark of the original dreamer into something that the dream masses look to as a savior to be worshiped and believed in. With the penalty of suffering eternal torment for those who do not accept this ideology. This plan happens to work very well for the dream ruler and the dream elite by keeping the dream masses dependent on something within the dream. This keep the dream masses locked within the dream and further away from the original dreamer.

After reading this, does this story sound similar to another story that you may have heard before? If you said the Bible, you would be correct. But you may also be wondering to yourself: “Who is the original dreamer?” Then you also might be wondering: “Who is the self-proclaimed dream ruler?” Most of you would answer the first question that God is the original dreamer and Satan is the self-proclaimed dream ruler. But who is Satan as it is stated in the Bible? Well the best way to answer this question is to open the Bible and read Genesis 1 and then read Genesis 2.  Let’s look at some key excerpts within these two chapters:

Genesis 1:1-2: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void.”

Genesis 1:26-28: “And God said ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.’

A few key things here. When God created the heaven and the earth, it was without form and void. Meaning that it wasn’t solid. Or to be a bit more technical, it wasn’t physical or 3-dimensional. Also mentioned is that God created man is our image. We are obviously dealing with more than one entity. So God created man as male and female. It wouldn’t be far off to think of God as male and female as well. Which would actually make a lot of sense since when a male and female mates, they create a child. We have a masculine left brain (reptilian) and a feminine right brain (mammalian) and when they are perfectly balanced, they activate the neocortex that allows for higher-order thinking. These little hints could confirm this hypothesis. Also very important to keep in mind is that when man was created as male and female, they were created as spiritual beings, not physical 3D beings. If you remember, whatever God created was not physical. At least not yet.

Also very important, God gave man created as male and female dominion over all of the earth. Dominion means rule. Meaning that while man is on the earth, we rule over it. “We” meaning ALL OF US!!! Not one person. Not a small elite group. All of man, created as male and female by God, that resides on Earth has dominion over it which also breaks down to that we are all on equal footing. No man has a right to rule over you just like you have no right to rule over anyone else. This is the true meaning behind anarchy. With this said, we should always work to help each other, never to war with each other.

So let us move on to the key excerpts in Genesis 2:

Genesis 2:2: And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.”

Genesis 2:4: These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens…”

Genesis 2:7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:15-17: And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 2:19: And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Genesis 2:21-23: And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

So one of the things that we pick up from Genesis 2 is that God rested on the seventh day. You might be thinking “Yeah I already know that.” But do we know if he ever woke up??? It never tells us if he did or not. But for the sake of this point, let’s say that God didn’t wake up after he created everything. This leads us to another question: “WHO’S LORD GOD???”You might be thinking that it is the same entity. Well there are two problems with that answer. One, remember how I said there was no form when God created everything? Re-read Genesis 2:7. It says that LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground. Two, how could LORD God form man when man, as a male and female, was already created by God?

In the same verse, it said that man became a living soul when LORD God breathed into his nostrils. If we are still sticking to the same theory of God still being asleep and this being God’s dream, then that means that souls are are an illusion created by LORD God and have nothing to do with the true God of Genesis 1. Technically you cannot sell your soul if it isn’t real.

You will also realize that in Genesis 2:15-17 that LORD God told Adam to dress and keep the Garden of Eden. This is probably the first example of slavery. If you remember, God of Genesis 1 never said that man had to work. Remember, according to God in Genesis 1, man had dominion (rule) over all the earth. Rulers are not slaves and do not have to be commanded to do anything.  LORD God also commanded that Adam could eat of every fruit in the garden of Eden except for one. That being the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. This is when the illusion of duality is brought into the mix. A form of separation. Also introduced into the picture was the fact that if Adam did take and eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, that he would die. Again, keeping in mind that we are still within God’s dream, and death wasn’t even thought of while the God of Genesis 1 was still awake, this means that death is an illusion as well and is a creation of LORD God.

In Genesis 2:19 it said that LORD God formed every beast of the field and every foul of the air. But remember, the God of Genesis 1 created all things without form. So this is more proof that we are not dealing with the same entity. Also notable to state is that everything within this dream has titles and names. But in Genesis 1, God didn’t name anything or give titles to anyone. Maybe because names and titles are a form of separation? Think about it.

Finally in Genesis 2:21-23, LORD God made woman (not a man created female) by taking of Adam’s rib. But once again, God of Genesis 1 created man as male and female already.

To bring my point home, I am saying that LORD God is the fictional self-proclaimed dream ruler that I spoke of at the beginning of this post. God of Genesis 1 is the original dreamer. What we as the masses of this dream that we call life need to do is “Wake God Up”. How exactly do we do that? We remember who we are. Whether you call that God or Spirit or infinite consciousness/awareness does not matter. What does matter is you remember that WE ALL ARE THE DIVINE DREAMER AS MAN CREATED MALE OR FEMALE BY GOD. When we remain separate from each other, causing controversy with each other, going to war with each other, God remains asleep and goes deeper into sleep when we fall deeper into separation. We have to remember that we are all infinite awareness and remember that we as infinite awareness have dominion over ourselves and the earth. As we do this on a massive scale, God will begin to open his eyes, yawn and stretch, the dream ends and we are free from the illusion.

One more thing to add: Do you realize that LORD is always capitalized throughout the Bible? Did it ever jolt your curiosity as to why that is? Well, here is a hint:

THE BRYAN BORDELLO FILE #4 – Population Control of Racists

WARNING: This post contains strong language! Reader discretion is advised! No one under 18 or anyone easily offended should read on.

Population Control of Racists
by Bryan Bordello

Let me tell you why I really think this world is sick. It’s because we have shit for brains called racists breathing. If the PTB/Illuminati want to exercise population control, start with all racist pricks. The only problem is that that they would have to kill themselves as well since they are the most racist group there is. But as I said before, if you are a racist, either kill yourself or hand me the gun and I’ll do you a favor and pull the trigger for you. How can you hate someone because of a skin color?? Some racist asshole explain that to me please. You don’t even have to know shit about the individual’s personality, but because they are either darker or lighter than you are, you feel it necessary to hate them.  I want to round you pieces of shit up in a van, attach C4 to it and blow it sky high. Mad? I don’t give a fuck. It’s your poisonous hate-filled shit that is causing a great deal of problems on this planet today. Look at what happened to Trayvon Martin. Or look at what those inbred fucks in the south did to many black people by hanging them from trees or tying them to trucks and dragging them all over the road. Unbelievable! But it’s not just whites attacking blacks. It’s vice versa as well. Black people are not innocent either. Anytime you ignorant assholes see a white person in your “hood”, you want to “jump” them. News flash! That white person walking in your neighborhood didn’t oppress your people, so leave him the fuck alone! So I would stick your racist black asses in that van strapped with C4 as well. Any racist belongs in that van!

Put it this way, that is if you are smart enough to look at it like this. Your racist ideology equals someone hating someone else because they wear a different colored spacesuit. And that makes you fucking stupid! Don’t you idiots realize that what the PTB/Illuminati want is for you to fight over stupid shit such as race?? It’s called “divide and conquer” you fucking morons! The way I see it racists don’t need to be controlled. They need to be eliminated without mercy! Or at least tortured until they decide to live in harmony with those that are not of the same skin color, or culture, or religion as they are. There I said it. And I’m not taking it back either. Maybe if I pistol whip you ignorant buffoons across your head enough times it will make you a tad smarter. But somehow I doubt that.

Here’s a scenario for you animals: What if a group of brown-eyed people started spewing hate about blue-eyed people? Sounds stupid right? Well, guess what, SO IS HATING SOMEONE FOR THEIR SKIN COLOR!!! I really do wonder if people were dropped on their fucking heads at birth. So to all your ignorant racists out there, you probably will reject every word that I just said either because you are illiterate because your daddy fucked his sister and your ignorant ass came out of her snatch as a result, causing complications in your cognitive abilities or maybe you are just too brainwashed with poisonous racist rhetoric to actually unlearn what has been pushed into your peanut brain. Anyway, knock it the fuck off! Get to know a person regardless of skin color.

With extreme rage, disgust, and contempt:

BRYAN BORDELLO