Posts Tagged ‘crime’

Sorting Out Society

2 April 2017

The “Thinking Out Loud” category is for hypotheses, ideas, opinions. Though of course these are always influenced, or colored, by prior training and study, I put a post here when I am unsure of the facts, or don’t care to be academically rigorous.

block man pencil sketch

Sketch I made for art class, about 1970. I picked it to symbolize the effects that “bad things” have on life and the individual.

A problem of money

What got me going on this line of thinking was a difficulty I was having obtaining funding for a project. I thought to myself: Someone doesn’t want to spend this money; they want to sit on it instead. And that lead me to the subject of banking.

Banking

Banking, it is said, started when tradesmen (this is the story I heard) wanted someplace to store their gold securely. The “banker” stepped forward, offering to provide this service. In exchange, he would be allowed to loan out the money to others, and collect interest payments on these loans. Interestingly, according to Wikipedia, originally the most secure places for such deposits were temples and palaces. But we won’t go down that road just yet.

Here we have a situation where a professional-level service is invented to fulfill a need. The service consists basically of amassing deposits (and safekeeping them) which one can then earn money on. It is presumed the need arose due to 1) lack of space at home to store such items, or 2) fear for the security of the assets.

Today, money exists as figures in accounting books. And those books are actually stored on computers. There is no longer any great need to provide security for currency. All one must do is secure the computers.

Traditional banking still exists, but cash deposits bring back virtually no earnings to the depositor. Investment banking, on the other hand, has skyrocketed. The whole society has been pushed into making investments and buying on credit. Why? Keeping deposits safe doesn’t make money, especially when they are only numbers in a computer. Traditional banking can still pay off, but there is much more to be made managing investment portfolios and offering short-term credit at very high interest rates. This work relies on the existence of asset pools, and managers of these pools are often rewarded according to the size their pool. Even if you could sell some assets to buy, say, land (which works under a different system), the modern banker would prefer to loan you the money to buy the land, with your assets as collateral. It would be simpler for the land buyer to just sell one asset in order to buy the other, but is not in the interest of the bankers to operate that way.

Back to Basics

The original need for banking, then, arose – we are to suppose – from an uncertainty concerning the security of real assets (gold). Why would anyone have this uncertainty? Because people existed who were willing and able to steal such things from other people who had acquired them more-or-less honestly. Those people are commonly called “criminals.” They have always been a major nuisance in any society. They are willing to break the most basic rules, or morals, in a society. Why? That is a question to be answered elsewhere. It HAS been answered, but for the purposes of this discussion, it is irrelevant.

Let’s say you had a criminal of somewhat unusual intelligence. What might he be attracted to do, say, in the banking scenario above? One thing he could do would to become a banker. Then he could hire some hoodlums (criminals of leser intelligence, we might imagine) to go around town and steal precious things from people’s houses. He would then advertise his services, noting the recent increase in the crime rate. He would have to keep his connection to the hoodlums a closely-guarded secret. And in such a wise, he would attract more business to his bank.

Application of the criminal modus operandi (MO) to other fields

Mishaps, crime, sickness, hunger, disputes and war are some of the big problems that society must deal with. Smart criminals could secretly cause such things to happen, then offer services to “protect” people from the bad effects of these things. In modern times, criminals have even been accused of causing bad weather, floods, earthquakes, and ecological collapse. For them it would seem like “good business,” would it not?

What professions these days offer such services?

  • Lawyers
  • Doctors
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • The military and arms manufacturers
  • Police
  • Governments
  • Educators
  • Preachers

All of the above fields are subject to pressure from the criminal world and can turn criminal. In other words, they offer services based on the fear that something bad will happen. Most people, though, would not be interested in causing such bad things to happen. Only the criminals would.

The real essentials

All an honest society of human (or similar) beings would need to survive – even prosper – would be the following:

  • Food (and water)
  • Shelter (housing and community buildings)
  • Clothing sufficient for seasonal weather variations
  • Transport
  • Systems for handling waste
  • Means of communication
  • Quiet times
  • Opportunities to play
  • Opportunities for spiritual growth

How, then, did we get governments, lawyers, war, insurance companies and psychiatry? It traces back to the criminal and his origins.

Recent discoveries support these observations

Hubbard was the first researcher I studied who really laid out the basics for me. But others before and more commonly after him have reiterated those basic findings.

The human personality is immortal and capable of remembering anything it has ever experienced. Thus, a simple process of sharing experience could ultimately replace education as we now know it. It could also replace all the self-important “research institutions” that seem to look and look but never find the answers. Of course, this ability to remember must be unlocked. That’s where spiritual development comes in. And who was pushing the inability to remember? Criminals, of course. You wouldn’t want someone getting murdered, then coming back, going to the police, and telling them exactly how it happened and who did it. (Variations on this have actually occurred.)

Hubbard adds that the being is capable of knowing anything that can be experienced. On an esoteric level, this indicates that anything is possible. On a more practical level, it means that the plagues of man caused by criminals or otherwise could in theory all be dealt with at the spiritual level. This even includes healing of the body.

People are basically good. They are willing to play the game of human life and cooperate in doing so. All the basic requirements of the game could be provided based on this willingness alone. There is no real evidence that any of the professions listed above are in fact indispensable. There is only evidence that in a world where criminals go undetected and unexposed, these extra functions become apparently necessary.

Huge numbers of people on Earth and elsewhere live out their lives doing nothing but the essentials, as listed above. Some never experience any major criminal activity. Others do and bounce back. Some less fortunate get sucked into the criminal system of die at the hands of criminals. These could be as much as 1/4 or more of the population of this planet. That’s too many. With better understanding of and control over the criminal, most of those adversely affected could be returned to happiness.

Happiness, you could say, is the overcoming of not unknowable obstacles toward a known goal.
– LRH, 1954

Institutionalized Crime: Banking

4 July 2016
shark

Member of animal superorder Selachii.

In Part 28 Jonnie Tyler finally finds out who the “small gray man” is. He is a banker, portrayed by LRH as a member of the alien race called the Selachee.

The planet Psychlo, as Jonnie has just learned on his own by sending fancy video cameras out into space using the transshipment platform, was blown up a little over a year ago when Jonnie managed to secretly send a load of bomb-filled coffins there. The huge nuclear bombs blew down into Psychlo, held in on top by a tremendously strong protection shield. The explosions reached its molten core and eventually turned the whole planet into a small star.

Psychlo was the home planet of Intergalactic Mining, which had taken out a loan from their bank about a thousand years earlier to purchase Earth from the government. The Psychlo Empire had discovered the planet after finding a map of its location on a space probe launched from Earth. According to the bank, Psychlo had “legal title” to the planet, which had been transferred to Intergalactic at the time of the sale. The mortgage had a payoff period of over 2,000 years. The company had stopped payments on the mortgage a year ago, when Johnny had succeeded – unknowingly – to destroy its home planet.

The bank was looking for the new legal holder of the title so it could serve loan delinquency papers on them.

Does this sound ridiculous? It happens every day on Earth, on a much smaller scale.

Of course, at the level of a planet, it is ridiculous. Not because of the concept of “legal title” but because of how the law favors appropriation of lands (or planets, or space) by force, with no further responsibilities or liabilities attached. This is law written by the conqueror and is unjust on the face of it. Yet we deal with such laws every day.

Did the native inhabitants of any lands on Earth have any say in the “laws” that governed the disposition of those lands when Europeans overran them by force? Of course not. They were required to learn European law to retain any control at all over any piece of their former territories. From a more humanitarian viewpoint – or even from the viewpoint of “natural law” – what occurred when Europe overran the Americas was theft, plain and simple. In all of the Americas, there is very little if any “legal title” that can be traced back to a real, human, transaction between friendly parties.

But banks set up a legal system that would favor their interests. And I can only imagine that they used various forms of blackmail and propaganda, as needed, to bring pressure on the writers of those laws.

I haven’t finished re-reading (listening to) the book yet, and I don’t remember how Jonnie solves this problem.

There are obvious basic principles of respect and responsibility that could be applied in such situations. The first and most obvious is that an inhabited planet should not be considered “fair game.” If it can be demonstrated that any individual, group, or society is occupying and taking care of an area of space, that gives them “title” to that area. For many reasons, use of land – or space – cannot be governed by quite the same rules that cover personal property such as clothing, furniture, tools. Yet the bankers have distorted law in that direction, while overlooking certain obvious contradictions.

The result in many places is that land can be bought and sold as if it were private property, while if stolen by certain protected parties, will be considered as belonging to them regardless of the act of theft.

I you want to wreck your shirt and buy a new one every week, that’s your choice. But you can’t treat land – or planets – that way. A conqueror that kills a planet or its inhabitants, or sells them into slavery, has no right to legal title and incurs a debt to the inhabitants or their survivors. That our laws should protect such a conqueror is only institutionalized crime.

My study of this subject has only taken me as far as Henry George’s book Progress and Poverty. I found his basic ideas very persuasive, and I recommend the book. Law, however, can always be broken and re-written by force. This is an irreducible fact of life. So, to go far, one must speak softly, but carry a very big stick.

How to make a game piece

28 April 2016

I studied this material this morning. It is from the Philadelphia Lectures of December, 1952. The major topic of this lecture (#39, 12 December) was the Spirit of Play. This is a high level of action that we usually experience briefly and to a small extent when we are children. It is corruptible, and has been corrupted, in most societies, and even between pairs of “players.” In its corrupted form, games are played by “players” (spiritual beings) with the help of “assistant players” and use “pieces” (like in board [bored?] games) which are other spiritual beings which the “players” are convinced are unworthy. Below the level of the “piece” is the “broken piece.”

From the lecture and lecture notes, not quite verbatim:

How to make a piece:

  • Deny there is a game.
  • Hide the rules.
  • Give all penalties, no wins.
  • Remove all goals (other than being a piece).
  • Enforce participation.
  • Inhibit enjoyment.
  • Make them look like players, but don’t allow them to be players.
  • Permit them to associate only with other pieces.
  • Deny the existence of players.

TED busts out…

10 April 2016

…and other developments.

I got my usual weekly email from the popular TED Talks site last week, but it was oddly different.

Perhaps it was because they had started releasing videos from their latest event in February, or perhaps it was for some other reason. But not only did all the featured talks seem interesting – including an interview with Linus Torvalds, the original developer of Linux – but the featured playlist on “secrets” included talks as old as 2005 that I had never been aware of.

I downloaded about 20 talks, filling up my C: drive (but happily emptied into my “network storage” computer, which I finally got back up and running last week).

The presenters were mostly “journalists.” This category seems to include a very wide range of people these days. Several “techies” besides Torvalds were also represented, including a lady who works at Pixar Studios (they make completely CGI – computer generated images – movies), and another woman working to bring the US federal government’s digital services into the 21st century.

Topics included the search for life in outer space, understanding shifts in global development, the recent growth of organized crime and other “non-traditional” economic and social changes.

I was introduced to an extremely esoteric photographer / journalist named Taryn Simon who had some interesting things to say, a journalist named Will Potter who has been documenting government’s complicity in the crackdown on anti-corporation activists, and Robert Neuwirth another journalist who specializes in the study of “alternative” urban social structures growing up across the Third World.

Sheldan Nidle

I almost never mention Sheldan, though I follow him. He is one of the most dedicated adherents to the “good ETs are here to help – when you are ready” story, and has had real interactions with these “good ETs.” Almost every week for years now he posts an “update” from the “ETs” which he receives telepathically.

These have been filled with fluff and PR, with just little bits of possible facts thrown in now and then. The update of 5 April, however, was a bit unprecedented in my experience (and I have read almost all of them). It states in part:

…Yet even as the foundation of a new financial system and the global reform of its currency moved forward, it was becoming clear that the present de facto USA regime was pursuing policies that were openly opposed to what these various reforms intended to achieve. In addition, this criminal organization was funding the operations and the arming of terrorist gangs such as Al Qaeda and ISIS and illegally assisting a number of drug-running cartels. These actions were some of the corruption and derelictions that this “government” was secretly accomplishing. It was therefore essential that this illegal organization be quickly put out of business. Thus, a series of special organization-changing discussions were begun in the early spring of 2016. It was intended to replace this illegal regime before late spring arrived. A scenario to achieve this much-needed result was agreed upon and a plan was put into action by a special military/civilian task force.

So a line in the sand has been drawn. This is a very rare occurrence indeed. We shall see what comes of it.

Vaxxed

In other news, a film made to document the story of a Center for Disease Control doctor who claims he was pushed into going along with a plan to hide data linking some vaccines to autism, has been getting considerable attention in the alternative media.

It has been taken off the program of a high-profile film festival in New York City, and more recently, another showing in Houston, Texas was stopped.

In the eyes of the “common man” the whole narrative, starting perhaps even before the development of Darwin’s theories into a sort of new religion for academia, is becoming worn out and useless.

It is obvious that the general population is being lied to, and this film just points out another example of this.

Without a firm understanding, though, of how this whole situation came to be, it is very unlikely that any popular movement, no matter how well-intended, can succeed in turning the situation around.

As Taryn Simon tried to express in her own words, the human race seems to be on a collision course with its own past mistakes. Until the ignorance is lifted, the planet has little choice but to dramatize a past we have all lived through yet have almost totally forgotten.

Latest news from the Alternative Media

20 March 2016

Note: WordPress has changed its “backend” app a bit, and I am using it for the first time. I usually write in “HTML” mode but today I’m trying WYSIWYG, called “visual” mode.

I thought it was time to share some data and thoughts about what’s been going on at the sites I follow the most. I’m not really ready to say anything really profound or lucid, but I may never be ready, and it’s time to say something.

Mention of these topics have been included in the two most recent posts. Let’s review what’s been going on at some of these sites:

Jean Haines‘ site, here https://jhaines6a.wordpress.com/, has been going through some changes. Jean has lost some of the enthusiasm she once had for collecting up interesting articles from various sources and presenting them in full on her own blog. She had a good community of followers who cared about many of her favorite topics and wanted to offer their own 2 cents or solutions. I tried to make my comments from the perspective of a Scientologist without being overly critical of other viewpoints, though sometimes I couldn’t help myself. More recently she has taken to just posting groups of links, which makes it more difficult to focus on particular stories.

She also told us not too long ago that she had been undergoing some sort of spiritual therapy which included contacting incidents involving her mother’s attempts to abort her. Hubbard described many such incidents in his first book, Dianetics, so this has been known about since the 1950s. Such incidents can be quite aberrative. She also told us that she felt her website was being attacked. These two situations together have led her to reduce the amount of time she is spending on her website. That’s probably a good thing.

She has been very interested in the story of Thomas Deegan, a man in West Virginia who has been accused of threatening terrorist acts. What he was really trying to do was replace what he feels are illegal state institutions with legal ones. I have not been following this issue, but Jean found it fascinating.

Another story she was following was the Oregon ranchers situation at the wildlife refuge. This resulted in the murder of a man about my age, Lavoy Finicum, by the Oregon State Police and/or the FBI at a roadblock that had been set up to stop his car from going to a meeting with a local Sheriff. This story also involved issues of the legality of government agencies and their actions.

Jean has also been interested in global politics, the relative merits of a leader like Putin versus one like Obama, and various esoteric matters concerning who is really pulling the strings and who knows what the real secrets are. The issue of “false flag events” such as 9/11 has also been a recurring theme.

On the more spiritual side, she has been swayed by the “New Age” teachings of people like Drunvalo Melchizedek (a man who used to be named Bernard Perona, a UC Berkeley graduate who experienced a “walk in ” in 1972). He has been telling people that a kind of “ascension” will occur at some point in the not-too-distant future that will involve a big spiritual upgrade for everybody.

David Wilcock

David is another “ascension dude.” He is younger, only 43 now. He has been very interested for many years in finding scientific studies that demonstrate (he says “prove”) spiritual principles, like sacred geometry, and the importance of light in communicating what most of us think of as genetic information. He has intensively researched many “esoteric” subjects, has connections with people like Richard Hoagland, Pete Peterson (not an internet personality), Project Camelot, Ben Fulford, and most recently Corey Goode. He also has various confidential contacts he refers to as “sources.”

David had not written anything on his site since December of last year, then on 6 March posted a new article. He had recently finished three presentations at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles (he lives in that area) totaling about 11 hours and has otherwise been very busy writing, making videos, and getting sick.

He continues to work on his own view of what “ascension” is, but sees it as somewhat tied to “disclosure,” the process of releasing all sorts of information kept secret for many decades, and concerning in particular ET and its role in the history of Earth. Corey Goode just sort of “showed up” with a huge load of information on these topics, and David has helped Corey make all this public. The central subject of Corey’s data is the secret space program, which apparently is the main reason that the military-industrial complex exists.

Other players

There are a lot of people out there trying to get various secrets uncovered.

Dr. Steven Greer ( a medical doctor from North Carolina and just a few months younger than me) has amassed all sorts of data about ETs and our political and technology ties to them. He gave a 4 hour talk about this in Washington D.C. at the end of November last year.

Catherine Austin Fitts has a lot of knowledge about the “black budget” and ideas about how communities can take back control of their financial wealth. She is willing to look at data about ET involvement but is skeptical. She thinks some major financial adjustments must happen soon, but believes that violent changes are not in the interest of most of the secret managers.

Veterans Today runs articles by a variety of “insiders” but has too many ads for my liking. They have heavily covered the Syria and Ukraine conflicts, and other similar past ones. Their writers include some who just rant and others who are a little more circumspect about their information.

There are many, many others contributing to these stories.

The general theme is that the individuals and groups who most of us have seen as national or global leaders are mere puppets under the control of individuals and groups that have always been secretive and that have an uncanny ability to corrupt and take over once-independent institutions.

How this all fits into what I have been studying

What Hubbard discovered, and which functions as a vessel – if not creator – of tons of information which most of us are not even aware of, is the source of life. He calls it “theta” as a generalization, and individual instances of it “thetans.” The symbol – θ – is a Greek letter associated with death in their culture and with the soul in some earlier cultures. It has numerous technical meanings, as do most of the other Greek letters.

This brings us to an interesting question: Did theta want its creatures or creations to remain unaware of it, in a similar way that the real managers of Earth wish to remain a secret?

It turns out that this question doesn’t make much sense. Theta is the only thing capable of being aware. So the proper way to ask the question is: Did individuals choose to “dumb themselves down” on purpose? And the answer seems to be, YES. If you were all-knowing, could read minds, see through or around any barrier, how would you go about making life a little more interesting? And the answer is, apparently, by forgetting – or hiding – some of the things you are – or could be – aware of.

Hubbard’s firm belief is that we took this approach way too far. It’s OK to pretend, but to completely forget? Something was coaxing us to become less aware than was really good for us. In 1952 he was blaming this problem on the physical universe itself. But even then he was realizing that certain individuals seemed to be particularly active in this regard. Later on he began to call the most active among these “suppressive persons.” These are roughly equivalent to what more enlightened psychologists call “psychopaths” and what I have come to call “true criminals.” It is theorized that such persons were at one time more or less like the rest of us, but at some point got caught up in one or more incidents that convinced them that everyone else was out to get them – a kind of universal fear. The “solution” to this fear for most of these people is some form of psychopathy. The trick to stay well and happy in an environment where such people exist is to be able to spot them and handle them so they stay out of your life and the lives of as many others as possible. If most of the criminal justice system weren’t already under the influence of such people, its main job would presumably be to assist communities in spotting and handling such people. The most successful handling for such people seems to be to “confine” them to an area where there is lots of space. All that space helps dispel the fear. I’m really not sure what such a facility would look like. LRH recommended using a desert area.

One big point that Hubbard contributed to this subject concerns the question of how long this whole process has been going on. His research subjects could “date locate” incidents as far back as 76 trillion “years.” Though a year must be considered a subjective interval of time in this type of research, he says his results were pretty consistent.

Per people like David Wilcock, the histories of the oldest-known ET civilizations go back millions of years, if not much longer. This is consistent with Hubbard’s findings. He also found that most of us have not been on this planet very long – maybe a few thousand years. No other researcher I am aware of has been able to figure that out. Without the skilled use of Hubbard’s techniques, you are as blind as a bat about who was where when doing what.

Other “confirmed facts” of history

There are at least two areas of deep history that most in the alternative realities community agree on at this point: Atlantis and Maldek. Maldek has other names, and Atlantis is also understood to have been just one of at least two if not more population centers on Earth in our “pre-history.” Maldek was a planet in our solar system that was destroyed and became the Asteroid Belt. Most think this happened, in rough numbers, about 1/2 a million years ago. Hubbard and many others think the destruction was caused by war.

Atlantis also destroyed itself somehow. In fact, this may have occurred several times on earth, to different colonizers. War has been a fact of life for a long time. It is quite capable of killing an entire biosphere (planet). The realization that we could do this to Earth is one reason Hubbard and many others have been trying to do something effective to prevent it.

It is also agreed by most that a similar thing happened to Mars. By some accounts, Mars was once a moon of Maldek. Many moons in this solar system were, or are still, inhabited. Many of them, including our Moon, are thought to be artificial bodies disguised to look like small lifeless planets. According to Corey Goode (and he’s not the only one by any means) many groups have bases on our Moon, on Mars, and at other locations in this solar system. Hubbard also identified the Moon and Mars as locations for ancient control bases.

Secrets

Everyone would like to have enough control to feel safe and comfortable in familiar surroundings. But psychopaths don’t feel safe and comfortable until everyone else is dead. And so the need for secrets.

The operation(s) that resulted in Earth as we know it today was a secret in the societies that most of us came from, and may still be. It was an operation designed to get rid of all the dissenters and non-conformists and put them somewhere “safe.” This is per Hubbard’s research.

Part of the operation was to make us forget past lives and give us short body lives to slow down our re-development. Apparently the major group running this operation got bored with it after a while and wandered off. While they were away, we remembered a few things, including atomic weapons. So, someone came back. Is it the same group that was trying to keep us captive here thousands of years ago? I don’t know that answer. But they have been, evidently, just as secretive.

Their approach, apparently, was to locate some “ruling” groups on earth who could keep secrets, and tell them a story that hopefully they would believe. They found the military and the multinational corporations (multinationals have been around since the 1600s and operated as political states in the old days). Corey Goode says that some of these modern contacts started before the 2nd World War, mostly with the Germans. Those old German groups were to form the core of what later became the secret space program, which is basically a global activity.

Meanwhile, there are the groups that have been hiding for millions of years in deep subterranean caverns. I have never run across anything from LRH about these people. Well, they have been hiding from us, so he could have missed them. But there is something suspicious about this story. According to Corey Goode they are very technologically advanced. They would have to be to survive so long underground. The extent of their settlements is unknown at this time. It is probably not that great. Yet, because they are telepathic, they have had a great influence on surface humanity, according to Corey. The story is that in their contacts they pretend to be ETs. If they let us know where they are hiding, they’d be wiped out!

“Modern” political strategies

There is ample evidence that the most modern secret management groups on earth use strategies learned (or remembered) from ETs such as the ones who imprisoned us here. This seems to be a combination of PR and propaganda, backed up by a bunch of tough guys who do their jobs because they believe the PR/propaganda they are receiving.

The basic strategy is to prevent all the various human groups from getting too big and well-organized to threaten the control of the secret managers. This involves breaking them down into different audiences (that’s PR) and telling the different audiences substantially different stories (that’s propaganda – in other words, they’re lying). You do the same thing to the operatives who are doing this to the public. No one needs to know what’s really going on, and if anyone important gets out of line or squeals, they are silenced.

Hubbard found similar operations – though many more technically sophisticated – in the memories of the cases he researched. One place had things called “thought towers” that could tell what you were thinking. Well, that’s what everyone was supposed to believe. It was a nice control operation. The towers actually did nothing.

Origins of the need for control

Why can’t people leave each other alone? What’s all this control all about?

I’ve already discussed the criminal mind. Apparently it fits together roughly like this: Only one type of being could really be effective at exposing a criminal. That would be a “free” being, a being that could operate (think and act, including run machines) without a body of any kind. Such beings were already somewhat rare by the time of the great Space Opera societies. They were very good at commanding space ships – when you could get them to agree to. They otherwise tended to be rather unserious beings who preferred the great expanses of unsettled territories. However, the criminals saw them as a huge threat, so programs were launched whenever a criminal was able to influence local management, to trap or hunt down all free beings and force them into bodies, and to make arrangements to discourage anyone from ever wishing they could have that kind of freedom.

With the “help” of degraded beings who are mortally afraid of spiritual freedom, managers throughout the universe have apparently been convinced that it’s a really bad thing and should be criminalized, guarded against and suppressed. And thus the existence of mammoth, wasteful control systems that accomplish nothing except the protection of criminals. And though ordinary people hate most criminals and would like them all to disappear, they are convinced that free beings are even worse, and unwittingly help the criminals to police the universe for the sole purpose of protecting the criminals from free beings.

What’s happening now

Most ETs can read minds, or at least have convinced humans they can. That’s a free being ability. This puts the Earth-bound criminals in a tight spot. Their biggest threat now is ET, but ET is in control. ET seems to be willing to keep its distance as long as nothing too outrageous is going on down here. So the criminals of Earth have to make it appear they are on top of things, all the while they’re pissing their pants about ET up there.

For those of us who would prefer a sensible life on a sensible planet, things on Earth don’t look too great right now. The militarization efforts of the Cold War period have resulted in a world-wide near police state. Most of those efforts were secretly meant to protect “us” from ET. But regardless of the fine work of many Hollywood screenwriters to convince us that ET is ready to attack at any minute, that doesn’t seem to be the plan. ET is playing a different game. It’s basically just another criminal operation, but a lot smoother and more polished than what we’re used to on earth. So much so that it almost seems preferable.

The “ascension” group sees ET as part of the solution, not part of the problem. There’s nothing wrong with ET they say. Or, at least there are some “good” ETs that will protect us from the “bad” ones. It could be true. But it could just be a story ET cooked up to make some friends on Earth.

From what I can tell, the whole “ascension” paradigm is a myth; a myth pushed by ET with the help of numerous minions here on earth who probably believe it. Maybe something bad will happen here – physically bad – but I wouldn’t count on it. Supposedly that’s part of “ascension.” Sounds more like a cheap scare tactic to me.

Most of the churning I see in the alternative realities community right now is on this subject. Most people on earth still aren’t sure about ET. They need to come up to speed. But the first thing that will hit most of them when they try to look into the subject will be: All the half-true stories about ET created with the help of – guess who? – ET!

Next there is the whole question of who is on which side of the various secret management factions and what they are all doing, and if any of them are “better” than the others. The average alternative community commentator has no clue. They would have to know the basics about the suppressive personality, as contained in Hubbard’s work, to get even close. Most of them still can’t separate the manipulators from the puppets. The puppets are so much more visible than the manipulators!

There is another whole group that thinks we can somehow “get smart” enough to restore the Rule of Law – Donald Trump style – without figuring out any of these other issues. I wish them well. I doubt they’ll do well. They mostly end up killing each other, like happened to LaVoy. Men should live by laws. But most of the time they live by force and agreements – laws are too fickle.

The group I am most appalled at – the one I came from – are the professionals and other college-educated people who just can’t confront any of this and wish it would go away. This has become an elephant-in-the-room situation at this point. This is another group that needs to come up to speed. They have agreed by the positions they have assumed in society that they should take responsibility in such situations. A very few of them are, but the general condition of college-educated people these days leads me to question the efficacy of that whole system of preparing the “more gifted” to be community leaders. I’m just not seeing it.

My own group is working hard to make free beings in spite of everything. In some ways the fact that we aren’t taken seriously helps us; we aren’t being seriously targeted, either. I think that most of our members are small business people. They want to be successful, but they want to stay independent. They have the guts and determination to join a group that is misunderstood – even disliked by some – in exchange for the advantages that gives them. Within their own group, at least, the most successful are very well respected. And many of them have achieved broader popularity regardless of – but probably with the help of – their interest in Hubbard’s work. None of us is totally sure how this will all work out. We all wish for a ride that’s not too bumpy, but that’s not what LRH told us to expect. We are trying to do something that’s impossible. It’s an interesting experience.

Brazil Color Revolution: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika and 2016 Olympics. Lada Ray Report and Predictions

15 March 2016

#foradilma #foraPT: “Out Dilma!” “Out PT! So, ‘Brazil Spring’ is on, color revolution is in progress! Ah, and don’t say I haven’t warned you about that!  …

Source: Brazil Color Revolution: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika and 2016 Olympics. Lada Ray Report and Predictions

I don’t really know how accurate Lada’s data ultimately is, but she seems sincere and independent; someone really trying to make sense of what is going on. I recommend her posts.

Blackout! and other news

15 April 2014

Monday (the 7th of April) was one of the warmest days of the year so far in Pullman. Having neglecting my weekend grocery shopping, I accomplished it that Monday afternoon and returned home at 4:30 or so. By the evening I was busy with one of my electronics projects. At about 6:30 or so the lights flickered, went out entirely, pulsed back on once again, and again died in what seemed a kind of spasm.

It was pitch black in my basement apartment, though not nearly sunset time yet. I fumbled around on my work table until I found my flashlight. I use it to inspect my soldering work. Then I searched around the place for a better source of light. I found a head lamp I had purchased from All Electronics and a shake-light I had acquired I don’t recall where. The head lamp was great for getting around inside. I found my jacket, put on my shoes, and went out to see what was going on.

As I went out “front” (the side facing east onto Grand) a car from the fire station up the street drove by with siren on. Other than that, all seemed normal. A couple were above me, leaning on the balcony railing, speaking quietly about the loss of our electric power. So I went back in.

I put my head lamp back on, sat down at my work table, and tried to continue on the design I had started, hoping the power would soon come back. But, it didn’t. It was basically too dark to do anything. Inside it was completely quiet, as the fridge – the only source of noise – was off. I resolved not to open it until the power came back up, in hopes that my just-purchased food would stay reasonably cold. There was nothing else to do. Without electric power I was totally without the usual devices that I use day-to-day. My only battery-powered devices are flashlights (I plan to change that some day). I don’t have any “mobile devices” (I don’t plan to change that any time soon).

So, I went to bed.

I didn’t rest well, as I kept anticipating the power returning. It finally did at about 12:30. I was needing now to get my rest, so I stayed in bed a while. But all the lights were on. So I finally got up and turned everything off and went back to bed for real.

At work, only a few others had experienced the blackout, as it was fairly localized. I heard stories of what had happened, but didn’t look them up myself until today.

Distraught being

As it turns out, a distraught person – drunk – had been hurtling south on Grand in her 1999 Chevy van, sending several cars to the shoulder or otherwise off the road. One of these cars swerved off the road and rolled down a hill into a power pole. The impact broke the insulators holding up the high-voltage wires, and they fell to the ground. The driver was trapped in his overturned vehicle by these high voltage wires until the utility company was able to de-energize them about an hour later. He was – amazingly – unharmed.

The police caught up with the “crazy” lady a little while later. They had to take her to a hospital to get treated for minor injuries before arresting her.

distraught being One of the news sources published a Sheriff’s Office photo of the lady – from some earlier incident. I edited it down to just the face for this post: This is the face of a very distraught being.

True source of accidents

This lady will most likely be found guilty of some crime and put in jail or into some sort of “care.” This, of course, will not remedy her distraught state in any way shape or form. To turn her back into someone safe to be around (assuming she was at one point) would be to solve the terror she obviously suffers from.

LRH has this to say:

People making mistakes or doing stupid things is evidence that an SP [Suppressive Person – known to some as the “psychopath”]exists in that vicinity.
(From HCO Bulletin of 12 March 1968: Mistakes, Anatomy Of.)

This is the basic datum on which all Scientology ethics and management technology is based. True SPs comprise less than 5% of the general population. However, 25% or more are unduly influenced by them, thus becoming “accident prone,” or worse.

Because our justice system – more than likely under the influence of SPs – does not go looking for the SP “in the vicinity” of the person who “caused” the accident or committed the crime, our situation regarding crime and accidents never seems to improve. We have the wrong why.

Other News

That same weekend I received a portion of an instrument panel from a DC-8 aircraft. This was one of the first jet airliners to be mass-produced during the 1960s. I bought it for the aluminum panel and to see how it was constructed. It arrived a bit the worse for wear, but I took all the parts off it and cleaned it up, and it looks promising. I think I will make a battery charger with it.

DC-8 panel detail

DC-8 panel detail, showing the registration number of the aircraft it is from and its most recent “SELCAL” radio message code.

The deer return

This afternoon walking home, I saw a family of deer grazing in the field below the “industrial park” where I work. It looked like a buck and three doe. Probably the same deer that were here last year. They somehow managed to live down in the wetlands that the bike/jogging trail goes through, just the other side of Grand. That’s where the electric poles are, too; like the one that guy ran into.

I wasn’t sure they would return. Last year they were here earlier. I remember seeing them in the same place when it was still snowy. They lost one of their young to road kill that year. I know: I saw the dead deer myself. It was at the “vacant lot” where I took many of my wildflower pictures. So I thought they might go somewhere else this year. But there probably aren’t too many other places to choose from for these deer. They do have to be watchful, and not only for cars. I’ve seen coyotes in this area, too; though its the rabbits who usually suffer when the coyotes come through.

Government as insurance company

6 March 2013

What I consider fact

Modern government, certainly on the federal level in the US, is acting like an insurance company.

The hypothesis

Proposition 1: People experience violations of their basic human rights.
Proposition 2: An armed force has been considered the best protection against such violations.
Conclusion A: People considered they needed armed forces to protect their basic rights, and thus the need for armed governments arose.

Proposition 3: Real criminals act through people who are willing to use violence to get their way.
Proposition 4: Since real criminals are unable to operate as honest citizens, they survive by stirring up trouble between groups that are willing to use violence to get their way, pretending to advise one or the other side on what the other side might do next.
Conclusion B: The whole “civilized” pattern of warring states was basically created by real criminals for their own personal purposes.

Proposition 5: Most forms of insurance exist to protect the insured from various types of criminal violence.
Proposition 6: It is in the interest of those who offer insurance protection of this type to be able to secretly control the amount of violence that actually takes place.
Conclusion C: This makes any form of paid “protection” against losses due to violence actually a criminal protection racket.

Proposition 7: Most forms of insurance, going back to early times, consisted of pools of funds or resources that were contributed to roughly in proportion to an individual’s or group’s productiveness, and paid out according to who suffered the most “bad luck”.
Proposition 8: This fits the Marxist model of a “scientific” society, and also the philosophy (to the extent that there is one) that justifies such abominations as income tax.
Conclusion D: A government funded by income tax is about the same as an insurance company funded by premium payments. And both are basically protection rackets.

Ramifications

Naturally, people who are “lucky” and never need insurance payments can feel a bit cheated by this system. From my viewpoint this is totally true. They are in fact being suckered or leaned on into supporting criminals. The real criminals are not usually the ones getting the payments. They are the ones running the racket (the crime syndicate, the insurance company, or the government).

The perception that insurance is widely necessary because “shit happens” feeds a fatalism in society that can become widespread. And it enriches those who are working hardest (to the extent that you can call this work) to give people the impression that there are some things that they just can’t control.

This idea is basically a lie. Although in the physical universe it seems very logical, in the spiritual universe it is totally specious.

Since our universe is a mixture of the spiritual and the physical (the sublime and the ridiculous, the divine and the despoiled) we should take a better-informed and more balanced approach to this whole issue.

Physical health

Here is a realm in which the spiritual and the physical often violently clash.

My teacher (Hubbard) has demonstrated that treating a person in a totally spiritual way can affect his health in a variety of ways.

This gets into the whole topic of predisposition. In modern medical jargon, the only recognized predisposition to disease besides “genetic” is called “stress.”

“Stress” is psycho-babble for the mechanism of reactive restimulation. Hubbard first proposed this mechanism in 1950 in his book Dianetics. He later expanded on this mechanism considerably, as his work exposed the extent to which a being is unaware of its own complicity in its bodily undoing.

Hubbard later introduced the concept of the “potential trouble source” (PTS) who is prone to get sick or hurt himself due to his connection to a suppressive personality. This comes up in the field of ethics because it turns out that there are steps a person (as a spiritual being) can take to disconnect himself from the influence of such personalities. Knowing this, and being educated in the general theory of this mechanism, it then becomes an ethical violation to fail to take steps to protect oneself if one finds oneself in a PTS situation.

The way out of a violent society

The way out of this cycle of violence, a growth in criminal influence, and the subsequent decay of organized societies is the knowledge of its root cause (or real why, as Hubbard would term it).

With this knowledge, one can help individuals and groups who want to improve conditions to rise above the influence of suppressive criminals who are trying to keep them fighting, unhealthy and confused.

We can have any form of government, taxation and insurance that we want. But without a better knowledge of the spiritual aspects of these human activities, they can easily be used to destroy what is good and decent in life.

Crime

9 January 2013

I felt it necessary to revisit this subject and lay out the basics of it as I see them.

This was catalyzed by seeing the Alex Jones – Piers Morgan “debate.”

Etymology: Thought to originate from a base word meaning “cry for help.”

Tradition definition: A violation of law, or a moral offense.
Modern definition: A counter-survival action.

A crime is any action that lowers the survival potential of the individual, group or species.

Potential points of agreement:

Crime is bad; more crime is worse; less crime is better.

Definition: Criminals cause crime.

This does not mean that criminals DO crimes. This means that they cause people to commit crimes. We are not trying to develop a code of justice here; we are trying to describe reality.

Proposed handlings for crime:

1. Reduce the activity of criminals.

2. Reduce the attraction of criminal activities to “ordinary” people.

In a somewhat honest environment, criminals can only remain active by remaining undetected. As the environment becomes more criminal, criminals can operate more openly in it.

Methods for remaining undetected include:

1. Various forms of stealth, such as use of disguises, operating only in dark places or while most people are sleeping, operating at a distance with the help of various technologies which include guns, especially rifles, and also computer systems and other remote-control devices.

2. Use of disposable operatives – such as soldiers, spys, or robots – that can be paid to do a job and then destroyed when it is done.

3. Blackmail. This is used to secure the cooperation of someone in a respectable position by getting them to do something that could threaten their position if known about and then threatening them with leaking the information if they fail to cooperate. A form of fear-based coercion.

4. Hypnotism or similar memory blocking technologies. This results in an operative who, if caught alive, will not be able to remember why he committed the criminal act. Used on most operatives if bribery and blackmail don’t work. Not considered fool-proof, so best to use only on disposable operatives.

Note: There is a striking similarity between criminal tactics and military tactics. In fact, the only function of an honest military would be to fight crime. However, because of this similarity in tactics, it is difficult to distinguish honest operatives from criminal operatives, and criminals can take advantage of this fact. Because they fight each other, warriors and criminal operatives are in fact very close to each other mentally and spiritually. This means that the military can be subverted by criminals if it is not kept under strict control by honest people.

Conclusions:

1. “Gun control” has nothing to do with reducing crime and could just as easily be seen as an attempt by criminal elements to disarm honest people.

2. The keys to fighting crime are a) understanding how criminals operate and b) knowing how to proof up crime fighters and the general public against attempts by criminals to get them to switch sides.

Crime fighting can only be effective in a social environment where crime is understood and frowned upon. A society that becomes more and more willing to accept criminal behavior as “normal” is itself descending into a position where it is operating entirely for criminal purposes. Historically, such groups self-destruct in about six generations maximum.

Waiting

30 December 2012

I’ve been doing a lot of waiting lately.

And that’s not a very healthy activity to engage in.

On the Know to Mystery Scale “wait” is just above “unconscious” and below what most of us think of as the activities of living. Spiritually, it is a motionlessness, a kind of surrender.

But enough of the esoteric. I put a lot of effort into getting an interview with a company that needs people with skills and knowledge like I have. And now I am waiting for their answer. They will almost certainly say they want to hire me. I should then say, okay, let’s do it. And then I must pack up all my stuff and move to the eastern edge of the state and make a new home – a new life – there. So I have been very preoccupied with the problem of organizing my belongings so they can be moved, and how to do this on a very meager budget. My other interests seem secondary to this, and I have not been working on any other projects. However, this new focus leaves me with extra time, so I signed up for a free trial subscription to Netflix, and have been watching movies instead of researching, writing, or producing new art pieces.

As I said, waiting is not a productive way to spend time. So here I am writing about it.

I thought I would address the core theme of this experience: Work.

Work

The subject of working is front and center right now. There don’t seem to be enough jobs for everyone. Not enough money is flowing through the economy. The peace economy, that is. The war economy seems to still be rather well-funded.

In the middle of 2008, I announced my intention to leave a job I had been doing for about 20 years. And it probably would have been there for me to do for another 20 years. I wasn’t even tired of what I was doing on post. But something in the working environment had changed, and I decided I needed to get away from that environment. Maybe it was me who changed. But that doesn’t really matter.

So here we are with an interesting juxtaposition. A society that is not willing to pay everyone who needs an income to work, and a man who needs an income, but is no longer willing to work.

Valuable Final Products

So, what is work? When I was young, work consisted of things I could do to make money. I would then spend some of my money to buy things that interested me, and in my spare hours, I would work – er, play – with those things.

Later I learned a different way of thinking about work. Work is one’s contribution to the group. One is paid for one’s work depending on several factors. But the chief factor is that the appropriate group members are aware of your contributions and see them as valuable. You will be paid according to how valuable the products of your work are perceived to be. That perception of value can be changed by improving the products or by changing people’s ideas of how valuable they are. A person’s income depends on his skill in doing these two things. And the results of his efforts could be referred to as Valuable Final Products.

No one teaches us this. All they teach us is that you should get trained to do something and then find a job doing that. But that is in fact the bare minimum needed to make a living.

The Work Environment

Some work environments are easier to tolerate than others. Thus, one way to increase your income could be to learn to work in an environment that most people are not willing to work in. They don’t teach you this, either, and it has its limitations.

For example, the war environment would seem to be the most dangerous environment imaginable. Yet soldiers are not that well paid. Perhaps this is because most of what a soldier does is destroy.

Compare this to what some corporate executives make. There must be something about that working environment that is just too challenging for most people. The challenge probably has to do with the fact that such posts tend to attract criminals. So the environment near the top can be very toxic.

Is this enough?

If you fully appreciate the nuances of the Valuable Final Product, and if you include all other factors in Work Environment, then that should be enough of a theoretical framework to revive and strengthen any economy on any scale.

I specifically mentioned crime under work environment because it is a crucial factor that is not given the attention that it deserves. In Scientology organizations, as well as many other groups, a huge amount of time and energy is devoted to detecting and handling dishonesty, stealing, and similar dishonorable activities.

Most groups do not fully use Ethics, Establishment technologies, hatting or word clearing. And all these technologies are essential to prevent employees from going criminal on the job. Thus, if an average group were targeted for attack by criminals, it would eventually succumb. Several groups in the United States have.

When important groups in a society turn criminal, the whole society can quickly deteriorate into something resembling a catastrophe.

December 21st

I was very interested to find out if anything visibly significant would occur on this fabled date of a “new beginning.” The date passed relatively quietly.

Yet to say, because of this or the general dearth of helpful information, that nothing is changing would be a grave error. Not only is change inevitable, it is being actively worked for by several different groups, including my church.

We have been renovating and opening new church buildings. This gets minimal press coverage. One of our ads is playing on a video billboard in Times Square. I wonder if that will get any press coverage!

And other groups are working hard to do other things. Many are also working for positive change, or what we call improved conditions. But others work just as hard to bring us war, crime and chaos. And in many many places around the world this New Year, life for most is very very tough going.

If you are in the habit of making resolutions for the new year, why not try this on for size? That you will do something to improve conditions on this planet for those suffering the most.