The Eagle, the Bear, and the Men from Mars

A question often asked by those skeptical of extra-terrestrial life is “Why if the aliens exist do they not appear more often?”

Maybe we are not that interesting. Being trans-dimensional beings that can bend space around their crafts to traverse greater than the speed of light velocity while voyaging great distances to arrive at a planet where our greatest technological achievement is the internal combustion engine and TiVo. Maybe we are the Kansas of the galaxy.

Maybe they don’t need us. Enslaving us to dig ditches mining for minerals is not necessary for trans dimensional being. Plasma and anti-gravity technology probably has no use for oil, gas, and coal.

Maybe they don’t find us delicious. All the GMOs and shit we eat we probably are not that appetizing or nutritiously dense enough for their delicate pallets.

Or maybe we are just assholes. The shitty neighbors of the galaxy.

In fearing the latter hypothesis the most I look no further than geo-politics in the Middle East and Asia between two former come lately rivals, The United States and the Russian Federation.

During the Kabuki dance known as the cold war the Eagle and the Bear spent each other into oblivion with the bear being trapped in the Eternal Boneyard of Empires know as Afghanistan. Ironically the Eagle may join the former Bear in that very same grave.

But as one lingers closer to death another awakens from its grave before continuing the cycle.

Last year in the Ukraine the US gets outed as having spent 5 billion on over-throwing the elected government and putting their approved “transitional government” in place which is usually staffed by nothing more than bankers and politicos already committed to the task of looting the silverware and the jewelry before sticking the bill to the taxpayers of the newly “liberated” country.
On the way to the pillaging they were checkmated by Russian which annexed the Crimean peninsula. Crimea has only been part of Ukraine for about 60 years and had just voted to return to the Russian Federation but more importantly was the strategic prize as Russia’s only warm water naval base and a geostrategic buffer zone crossed by pipelines and prized by chicken hawks since the days before empire started.

So the US stages a coup and has the brass balls to cry foul when Russia annexes a land and people which wanted to be part of Russia in the first place.
The Shenanigans between these two continue in the middle east in today’s hot spot de jour, Syria.

Fresh off the quagmires of Afghanistan and Iraq the US is trying to overthrow Bashar Al-Assad’s regime in Syria. In an effort to appear with unbloodied hands they have subcontracted the mission to “moderate rebels” the Nusra Front, Syrian branch of al-Qaida, and the crazed terrorists of the Islamic State (ISIS). The Tactic of the US, funding and training these extremists groups in the hope that they can take down the Al-Assad regime, has been practiced across the globe from the middle east to south east Asia to central and South America.

The list of ISIS Crimes including genocide, torture, crucifixion, rape and sexual slavery, destruction of religious and cultural heritage sites as well as the use of child soldiers is a long and dreadful one.

But the US does little against these groups hoping that the first take down the Assad regime.

Russia’s Putin fears that if Assad falls, Russia’s toehold in Syria and the Mediterranean will be lost, ISIS and al-Qaida will be in Damascus, and Islamic terrorism will have achieved its greatest victory and would result in the massacre of thousands of Alawite Shiites and Syrian Christians, and the flight of millions more refugees into Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey – and thence on to Europe.

The Russians are flying transports bringing tanks and troops to an air base near the coastal city of Latakia creating a supply chain to provide a steady flow of weapons and munitions to the besieged Syrian army.

In a similar Checkmate Putin offered an Olive Branch to us, asking us to join him in the fight against ISIS, knowing full well that we DO NOT want ISIS defeated (at the moment).

This is what it has come to, the Russian federation taking the mantle of world police to prevent a massacre (even if their true intentions are self-serving), while the US hopes a group they decry to whip up fear for a war on terror does their dirty work.

The problem in Syria is not so much with the Russians – or Iran, Hezbollah and Assad, all of whom see the Syrian civil war correctly as a fight to the finish against Sunni jihadist.Our problem has been that we have let our friends – the Turks, Israelis, Saudis and Gulf Arabs – convince us that no victory over ISIS can be achieved unless and until we bring down Assad.Once we get rid of Assad, they tell us, a grand U.S.-led coalition of Arabs and Turks can form up and march in to dispatch ISIS.

Lunacy. Plain and simple. But that’s the reality of life on Planet 3.

Imagine, if you will, our cosmic cousins zipping past this mud ball. Observing arcane technologies and dense low vibration consciousness, wars over environmentally destructive technologies utilizing population devastating technologies. Fights between different sects of the same religion vs other religions.

Wouldn’t you just pass on by?


The “Terrifying” Rise of the Anti-Vaxxers:

There is a certain Mythology of Vaccine proponents on the origins and growth of the “Anti-Vaxxer” movement. A creation myth, if you will. It goes something like this:

In 1998 an Anti-Vaccine Doctor published a study stating that the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine was causing Autism. He lied and he and the study were discredited. He had his medical license removed because of this bullshit. Everyone knows he’s wrong. Eventually October 1993 playmate of the month joined the crusade of this crackpot because she couldn’t accept that her precious entitled child had autism so close to an MMR vaccination without there being a link. Autism is not on the rise there is just better diagnosis today and autism happens to appear, coincidentally, around the time a round of vaccines are administered. These people are marginalized people and no one believes them but due to the accursed internet everybody is a vaccine expert today from Google university. No “credible” research shows a link between autism and any vaccine. The “Anti-Vaccine” movement is made up of those two people as its leaders, some “anti-science” people, and some liberal hippy mothers.

The truth is a little shade greyer.

In February 1998, the Lancet published Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s case series of a group of autistic children with gastric problems, part of the patients’ story included regression after receiving the MMR vaccine. Dr. Wakefield was not an anti-vaccine doctor. His studies led him to believe that there were problems with the three-combo vaccine of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). He did not advise his patients to stop vaccinating, but instead to vaccinate for these three diseases with single vaccines, rather than the combo. Even his most ardent critic, journalist Brian Deer, accused Dr. Wakefield of trying to patent single doses of the MMR vaccine and not to push a campaign banning vaccines.

So Wakefield wasn’t “anti-vaccine” but was concerned with whether the three dose in one vaccine was in particular casually linked with regressive autism. He has never stated that he proved the MMR “caused” autism but that it may have been a factor in it. The fact that Wakefield was allegedly trying to patent single dose vaccines, while certainly raising legitimate concerns of conflict of interest (equally as legitimate concerns as any vaccine patent holder pushing their particular vaccine), should demolish the arguments that he is against vaccines. He is certainly for them, regardless of whether it is a financial or humanitarian interest.

1994 Playmate of the year Jenny McCarthy had followed the vaccine schedule on for her son Evan. Her son was hitting all his milestones but within a month of the MMR vaccine he was having seizures and eventually he was diagnosed with Autism. She stated, in a PBS article ironically titled “We’re Not An Anti-Vaccine Movement … We’re Pro-Safe Vaccine”, that a top neurologist who diagnosed her son effectively stated that he “had no direction for me. It was just: “I’m sorry, he has autism, and there’s not a lot you can do. There’s some therapies, behavior therapies, but I’m sorry.”

“So I clicked on Generation Rescue, and I found not just a guy who made the Web site, but this whole community of thousands of parents that were actually healing their child, recovering them from autism.”

There are your two devils of the Anti-Vaccine movement, a Gastroenterologist who was seeking an alternative to a particular vaccine and a woman who followed the schedule to a proverbial “T”, before noting, like thousands of other parents, that there may be some triggers in the MMR vaccine that lead to bowel disease and regressive autism.

The Vaccine proponents push the previously mentioned creation myth because marginalization is their strongest weapon. Saying one discredited Doctor was wrong in the late 20th century is less encumbering than looking at multiple studies since demonstrating a possible vaccination-autism link. It would require some serious heavy lifting to refute the story of thousands of parents telling a similar story (my child was healthy and reaching their milestones, they were vaccinated, they got very sick, and they went into a shell) so they pick an easy target (a blonde haired, big boobie celebrity who was considered “ditzy”) and make her the face of the movement. A movement she clearly joined and did not start.

“Anti-Vaxxer” is not so much a movement but label designed to alienate those who question orthodoxy and stifle debate before it begins. This was evident again at the recent republican presidential debate. Newspapers today were aghast that Republican front runner, Donald Trump, has joined the list of “Anti-Vaxxers”. What exactly did he say?

“I’m in favor of vaccines [but] do them over a longer period of time, same amount, but just in little sections. I think you’re going to have — I think you’re going to see a big impact on autism.”

So someone who is in favor in the scope and size of the vaccine schedule, just not the timing, is an anti-vaxxer?

Trump told us how he came to this conclusion:

“Autism has become an epidemic… Because you take a baby in, and I’ve seen it, and I’ve seen it, and I had my children taken care of, over a long period of time, over a two or three year period of time, same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me, just the other day, two-years-old, two-and-a-half-years-old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.”

Sound familiar?

Now someone is going to follow up on this story because the media would love to catch Trump in a colossal lie and that there really isn’t “people that work for me, just the other day, two-years-old, two-and-a-half-years-old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.” If Trump made that story up you will have exposes about how they can’t find the devastated employee.

Yet, for the time being, Headlines looked like this:

The Donald Joins the Dangerous Movement
The Donald Joins the Dangerous Movement

The media is trying to tie in the easily ridiculed Trump with a ridiculous idea. Of course we know that all “serious” doctors were upset but what did the two doctors that were actually sharing the stage with Trump have to stay?

“I’m all for vaccines, but I’m also for freedom. I’m concerned about how they’re bunched up… I ought to have the right to spread out the vaccines a little bit…” Dr. Rand Paul

Now that’s Rand Paul, he can be marginalized as a crazy libertarian. What did the other doctor have to say?

“Vaccines are very important. Certain ones. The ones that would prevent death or crippling,” he said. “There are others, a multitude of vaccines which probably don’t fit in that category and there should be some discretion in those cases…It is true that we are probably giving way too many in too short a period of time…A lot of pediatricians now recognize that and I think are cutting down on the number and the proximity in which those are done.” Dr. Ben Carson

But what does he know? Yes he is a pediatric surgeon but he is a Republican which means he is “anti-science” and probably one of those crazy anti-government liberty freaks.

“Although I strongly believe in individual rights and the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit, I also recognize that public health and public safety are extremely important in our society. Certain communicable diseases have been largely eradicated by immunization policies in this country and we should not allow those diseases to return by foregoing safe immunization programs, for philosophical, religious, or other reasons when we have the means to eradicate them,” Ben Carson February 2015

Ben Carson is CLEARLY pro-vaccine. However type in “Ben Carson, vaccination” into the magic Google machine and click on the news tab to see how the media reported on his comments from the presidential debate:

Ben Carson, “Anti-Vaxxer”

“Vaccine skepticism” and “Pandering to Vaccine deniers.” The Pro-Vaccine movement has just excommunicated a pediatric neurosurgeon, banished forever to the “Anti-Vaxxer” camp, who has previously called for an end to vaccine exemptions. That guy isn’t even welcome anymore.

Its time we sat down the self-appointed leaders of the Pro-Vaccination camp and ask them a simple question:

What level of doctrinal purity does one require in their devotion to vaccination to avoid being expelled from your team in a Stalinistic Purge?

When the Pro-vaccination camp speaks of an “Anti-Vaxxer” it is speaking about someone who doesn’t agree 100% with the timing, volume and quantity of the ENTIRE CDC vaccination schedule. Which means that the only ones left are the CDC and the board of Merck, an increasingly difficult to distinguish lot due to the policy maker to lobbyist to policy maker revolving door circle jerk they have going on.

Dr. Andrew Wakefield who was working on what he believed was a safer vaccine? Didn’t make the cut.

Dr. Rand Paul who was photographed getting a flu shot? Not good enough.

Dr. Ben Carson who damn near called for mandatory vaccination? Fuck that guy.

They Join Donald Trump, Jenny McCarthy, thousands of parents of vaccine injured children, Dr. Carson’s pediatrician friends, Liberal Hippy Moms, conservative anti-government mandate activists, Google Cowboys, and most of the health agencies of the developed world that doesn’t follow the CDC schedule.

And probably you, now that you think about it…

A picture is worth a thousand wars…

In the early part of the 20th century Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov edited together a short film in which a shot of the expressionless face of a Tsarist matinee idol was alternated with various other shots (specifically a plate of soup, a girl in a coffin, a woman on a divan). The film was shown to an audience who believed that the expression on the idols face was different each time he appeared, depending on whether he was “looking at” the plate of soup, the girl in the coffin, or the woman on the divan, showing an expression of hunger for the soup, grief for the girl in the coffin or desire for the sultry woman on the divan. The footage of Ivan Mosjoukine, the matinee idol, was actually the same shot each time. Vsevolod Pudovkin (who later claimed co-creation of the experiment) described in 1929 how the audience “raved about the acting… the heavy pensiveness of his mood over the forgotten soup, were touched and moved by the deep sorrow with which he looked on the dead child, and noted the lust with which he observed the woman. But we knew that in all three cases the face was exactly the same.”

The Kuleshov Effect, as it would be called, is a mental phenomenon by which viewers derive more meaning from the interaction of two sequential shots than from a single shot in isolation.

The American media has taken a different tact. It shows you a still shot and then pretends this happened in a vacuum. Then it fills in the details.

The viral image of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless little body on a Turkish beach was billed as a failure to adequately prepare for a refugee crisis.
What people are not asking are what are Syrian refugees running from?

The West has been intervening in Syria heavily since at least 2012. This started by supporting and arming the jihadist-dominated uprising (or as they were called at the time “moderate rebels”) against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. These were members of al-Qaeda and would also form ISIS.

What the refugees were fleeing was the after effects of Washington’s wars on the planet. There are currently an estimated 2,590,000 refugees who have fled their homes from Afghanistan, 370,000 from Iraq, 3,880,000 million from Syria, and 1,100,000 from Somalia. The United Nations Refugee Agency is expecting at least 130,000 refugees from Yemen as fighting in that country accelerates. Between 600,000 and one million Libyans are living precariously in neighboring Tunisia as stated by Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer.

Most governments, the US included, prefer for their citizens to live in relative ignorance so they can paint a picture when some far away event happens. Even a natural disaster.

For years the US supported Dictators Francois and Jean-Claude Duvalier who stole millions of U.S. aid from the Haitian people. The US agricorps flooded Haiti with Cheap taxpayer financed subsidized food which destroyed their local farming and forced them into virtual factory slavery (and into crowded slums like Port-Au-Prince). Their first popularly elected president, Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was deposed by US financed forces after he dared to mention raising the minimum wage to $2 a day. It took a lot of money to keep the Haitians the most poverty stricken nation in the western Hemisphere. And when the earthquake hits the narrative is spun about all the good work that’s done intentionally blind to the precursors which permitted such devastation.

At a basic level Americans remain willful ignorant of the destruction their government does on their dime. When a dead boy washes up on shore we are horrified, thankfully we still have a conscious, but we allow a narrative to be spoon fed to us that is far from the truth. An earthquake hits a nation, lets send a few billion to a slush fund of career criminals and turn the devastated nation into an open air United Nations run brothel.

Now bitching about the government and media is as fruitful as screaming at the earthquake and the tides that washed Aylan ashore. My appeal is tothe people who care about dead boys and devastated nations to become aware of what actions are happening in your name with your money because it is your responsibility. Truly educate yourself on the back story behind these events. Then share the information with others to raise awareness.

And don’t just “raise awareness” of it by liking and sharing the tragedy and then forgetting about it in a few weeks like that Lion shooting Dentist whose name you cant remember…

The Planes hit the towers, the targets were our minds.

14 years ago today the start of the war on consciousness upon the American people was ramped up. I’m not talking about the terrorist attacks of swarthy foreigners but what came after by our own government.

The Government of the United States, which claimed no forewarning before the attacks and ignorance during the attacks fed us a narrative mere hours later. President Bush the Stupider and his vice president, an ambulatory wad of evil and obfuscation unto himself, assured us mere hours after the attacks that they knew what happened: Rich Saudi Billionaire, 19 Hijackers, and Afghanistan, Hate us for our Freedom, Flight Schools and sleeper cells and shit like that. Sounded good, I certainly believed them at the time.

As fast as they had a story they had a plan. Regime change to “hostile” nations that supported terrorism (conspicuously absent from the list is The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Spying on other nations and as we would come to see mass surveillance of us. Drone warfare where people who fit a profile (young military age males) where designated for incineration from 30,000 feet. And torture. Don’t forget the torture.

We invaded Afghanistan to depose the Taliban because they wouldn’t turn over Osama Bin Laden. When the Taliban offered to turn over Bin Laden as long as the US government produced the evidence that Bin Laden was behind the 9-11 attacks the US refused saying the evidence was (and still is, apparently) classified. As Ironic as it may be the Taliban started the 9-11 truth movement.

After the invasion of Afghanistan came the inexplicable invasion of Iraq. The Central Intelligence agency would then go on to torture subjects to confess to a link between Iraq and Al Qaeda.

But if this was such a slam dunk case, one where they felt confident telling us the narrative less than 12 hours after it happened, why are they torturing people years later to confirm Bullshit details?

On the home front the FBI would have several high profile press conferences congratulating themselves on thwarting terrorist plots of their own concoction. The plan was simple and repeatable:
1. Find a petty criminal who was facing easy conviction
2. Offer him reduced sentencing and cash to become an informant
3. Have him harass Muslims into committing illegal acts
4. Trumpeting the few Muslims who bit too hard at the bait as an example of a terrorist plot thwarted.
5. Ask for bigger budgets to stop terrorism.

Left out of the details are the victims of the FBI harassment who had to take restraining orders out on their tormentors. Imagine sitting in FBI headquarters and the innocent target of your clumsy sting is calling to complain that your paid informant is talking terrorism and jihad. Imagine being the innocent soul under surveillance wondering why your calls to the Federal Bureau of Investigation warning of jihad are ignored.

If terrorism is so prevalent why must we invent it?

So to recap 14 years after the attacks we have tortured the wrong people to justify invading the wrong countries. We have spied on our own people and the only terrorist’s plots foiled were created by the foilers.

You will see memes today telling you never forget. I couldn’t agree more. Remember the 3,000 souls that perished today. Remember the thousands of souls who bravely enlisted to defend us against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Remember the innocent souls on the other team who lived under the wrong dictator when their allegiance to the United States was no longer needed, as they are not here with us today either.

But part of never forgetting is always remembering. And always remember this: Wars, all wars, the literal ones with bullets and bombs and the rhetorical wars like the war on poverty and the wars on drugs and the war on crimes are always a war on a populace. The war on terror has been no different.

14 years ago The US Government declared war, against everyone who was not “with them” but was “against them”. The victims so far are everyone who was innocent who has died, everyone who was innocent who was tortured, everyone who was innocent who was spied on, and everyone who stopped to think, in good conscious, maybe this all is fucking nuts.

Bush said the battlefield was all over the planet but in reality the war zone is in your mind. We were taught to think of others as less than us based on religion and nationality. We were taught to be suspicious of those who questioned the official story or demanded evidence. We were taught that those who didn’t support the lock step into war were cowards or worse traitors.

We were taught apartness. We were taught powerlessness.
When they say never forget what they mean to say is never question. Not the suspicious circumstances of that day but the consciousness assault that has happened since then in its memory.
None of these were ever the answers. But then again they never wanted us asking the right questions…

And so it Begins…

The purpose of this Blog:
Combating the Bullshit Industrial Complex
Shattering the Matrix
Winning the Internet
Who Am I:

An American Ex-pat tinggal dan bekerja de Indonesia. I’m not hiding anything but with a bit of digging my identity is pretty easy to find but not so important. I’m just a guy.

We are all prone to biases in our thought and I am no different. I identify as an Libertarian (Anarchist as Libertarian sounds too soft and squishy). This doesn’t mean I like throwing rocks at Cops at G-20 summits (not knocking it, of course) just cognizant of the fact that Governments all over the world have an impressive record of racking up debt, destruction and death.

From a Religious spiritual point of view I would probably border on the metaphysical-Buddhist spectrum of thought. I believe in a creator that wishes to experience physicality so little God-Sparks of soul and consciousness flicked off to become matter and expanded consciousness. It became dust, stars and star stuff, rocks and trees and animals and Us. That’s why we are here: to have an experience, to be little individual Go-Pros for the creator where we live, love, learn, and grow ultimately returning to the source with the lessons we learned.

If this blog had a mission statement it would probably be to expand conscious thought and get us to realize that despite our differences we are all one. Perhaps this can be accomplished by looking at things differently than we are TOLD by authority figures we must look at things.

I choose today to start this blog on the anniversary of when the high conspirators against mass enlightenment started its greatest attack against our consciousness. I don’t know what happened in my home town on 9-11-2001, except that I doubt the “official narrative” and believe we have been manipulated since then to feel a certain way and think in such a manner. We were lead into questionable wars, while questioning was considered unpatriotic and seditious, and told that any deviation from the official narrative was not “supporting the troops” or being “un-American”. When someone is telling you how to think and believe instead of persuading you with reason and logic you can guess that they are probably full of shit.

Let this not be confused with “conspiracy theory”, the formulation of a hypothesis to what happened that day. I have no genuine idea nor do I speculate. I simply don’t believe. So instead of a conspiracy theorist a more apt title would be “Non Bullshit believer.”

In other words if the Politician, priest, police, or weatherman stated it, I don’t believe it without evidence. For all I know they are all in on it together.

The Name of this Blog is several fold. For starters I think the world has become a form of Pandemonium but this does not necessitate despair. Milton tells us that after the Fall Satan arose to survey the shithole he was in and say “Hey… this shit hole isn’t so bad.”  Satan was a touch more eloquent “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” It is ones reaction to this Pandemonium that we have landed in and our ultimate growth that defines us and is the source of our spiritual growth. As Goethe wrote in describing the same dark force as Milton he “wills forever evil yet does forever good.”

The Piper is the one leading the whimsical clarion call at Pandemonium’s gates like the pied Piper of Hamelin centuries before, in Saxon lure. I am here to lead neither an Army of rats or children, but to inspire an army of Free thinking conscious individuals to think about things n a different level of understanding.

Rules of the Blog:
1. Stay relevant to the topic. We understand that you might have a great tangential point. Fantastic. Feel free to link this post to YOUR Blog while explaining your viewpoint On YOUR blog. That seems simple enough. If you don’t have a blog get one.
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3. We can have intelligent, enlightening and entertaining conversations about race, sex, gender, religion, politics etc. which can very often be controversial. This is the environment I wish to foster. Regardless you will at all times be respectful to the other commentators here. Witty smart ass comments are permitted ad-hominen attacks are not. If the subtlety of the difference escapes you we will be happy to enlighten you as we show you the door.
4. Don’t feed the trolls. Feeding the trolls keeps them around. You should know better.
5. Grammar Naziing. <—Not even sure if that is a word. While grammar and punctuation are definitely signs of articulacy and intelligence in argumentation within our fast paced typing shit on your phone world where you have to get the first post mistakes are bound to be made. It is entirely within the realm of possibility to articulate a well thought-out and intelligent argument while making a grammatical error or two. You forget the comma or autocorrect makes mistakes hear and they’re (Yes that was intentional). We get it. There is no need for the legion of CorrectionFĂĽhrer amongst us to attempt invalidation of an argument by pointing out nothing more than that which is your pet peeve. Likewise if you make a grammatical mistake there is no need to use two additional posts to tell us that you fucked up and are really smarter than you think you may appear to be to us.
6. With that said if your grammar makes no sense or we don’t have a clue what you are talking about then that is a problem.
7. I reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.
8. You are welcome to have your own interpretations of these rules but ultimately I am the voice of reason.
9. I reserve the right to edit any post for stylistic or grammar correction at anytime. If I change a point because I made a factual mistake I will note it.
10. If you make this a less fun and engaging environment I will kick you out.

Enjoy there is so much more to come…