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“We live in a democracy, we are so lucky!” The cries from the minds of those who bought the illusion hook, line, and sinker. Allow me to propose a scenario.

People choose an ideology they believe represents them. A few people strongly identify with that ideology and stand up to say “I will represent anyone with my ideology that supports me.” An election cycle begins and by the end, there are 2 candidates to choose from. Promises of jobs, good environmental treatment, healthcare and so forth are all made to the people in order to get the vote. People go to the voting booths, put an X next to the name they like, and the majority gets their person as the leader of government.

From there, decisions are made by those people. If the people aren’t happy with a decision, too bad, they don’t have a say. If the people witness corporations bribing politicians to make certain decisions, too bad, the people can’t vote on an issue being pushed by a corporation. Year after year, as the same poor decisions are made and the people are always dissatisfied and unrepresented, they continue to vote for a single person and their small administration to do their bidding. The people are told they have a choice, they have a voice, they have an impact, but do they? Do they honestly have that impact? What issues did they get to directly vote on? How did they keep politicians accountable? Who tries the politicians who do illegal things and are corrupt? No one, but the people simply don’t have power when they give it away in this scenario.

This is the system we live in today, and we sadly and mistakenly call it democracy.

The Solution To A Broken System

I haven’t voted since I was 18, I’m 31 now. I do believe that in small ways, municipal or local elections have a greater impact on people directly, but state level, provincial, or federal elections are an illusion of choice. I have come to posit that a single person cannot represent or guide more than 100 people without things becoming impossible to manage in our current system. There are many reasons for this, but to broadly touch on this, the challenge isn’t trying to fix one aspect of our system, it’s all intertwined so that is impossible. The reality is we live in a FULL system of enslavement, and thus to truly fix what we’re in we must abolish it from top to bottom through transitional steps. In order to do that though, we have to wake up to what it is, and who we are.

Before we get into that the RIC is, I want to say that there are two forms of enslavement that I observe in many today. One is that in which the system imposes, the other is much deeper, it’s of the mind, the ego and our state of consciousness. We are often enslaved by our emotions, thoughts, states of being and more. This is a result of not cultivating a deep relationship with self and emotional intelligence. We can go on about this subject for days, but today I simply want to focus on a physical solution but without forgetting that a HUGE piece to this puzzle is the consciousness piece.

When I first came across the idea of referendums initiated by citizens through the Yellow Vest movement, I was inspired. To me, this was a tool for people to truly take power back in an effective form that does away will our illusion of democracy and instead actually gives us a voice.

My mind envisioned a world where no longer were government officials making decisions on behalf of the people, and instead, the people had power -as it should be. The relationship between parent and child (government and people) was abolished and people were now taking responsibility for their lives and choices. Most importantly, we were no longer voting, better said as consenting, to our own enslavement. We instead opted out of that entire outdated game,

This, of course, is a physical systematic solution that can only truly be realized with a shift in consciousness as we will first need to let go of the old ways we view our everyday ways of governance. Further to that, over time as we gain a stronger connection to self and deprogram the old, what we will choose to vote on and how will shift from what you might imagine today to something a lot more authentic as we won’t be operating from all the old modalities of survival, competition, fear and divide as we do today. This might sound like a stretch to many of us but I feel this is the case because we are so disenfranchised by our current system and have come to think very little of humanity as a whole. The ‘negative’ traits we often place on humanity are not aspects of human nature, they are programmed into us by our environment.

So how does the RIC work? How could this end the need for government? How does this truly give us power back?

I decided to make a video explaining how this work and how the process would unfold. Further, I wanted to express the type of world it would create and how it would end the need for many of the destructive practices we have today that arise from a level of consciousness we are simply outgrowing.

Below the video, I discuss some of the key points quickly.

It Will Help End Politics

The system of politics is an un-evolved, egoic and childish way of operating. It divides, conquers and attempts to simplify people into ideologies that don’t truly represent what is in the heart, only what is programmed in the mind. We won’t need to vote for someone to go make decisions based on ideologies, the people will simply have direct power. Only stewards will be in place. The drama and manipulation of politics now won’t be a distraction we waste all of our energy on.

Enslavement Ends

This is crucially important because many of us might say things about taxes, policies, programs, etc that all come from the old world, the world of today. Like for example, “what do we do about employment and taxation if there is chaos!” Why will there be chaos? When you remove the enslavement of debt, central banking, and high taxation, you begin to see they were only in place to enslave and control the people. They systematically oppress society, they were built that way on purpose. Those people who built that no longer have power. The amount we will have to slave just to survive and how much more efficiently the system will run will be a dramatic shift. We MUST think outside of the world we know today to understand what’s truly happening here.

No More Need For Government, Stewardship Instead

We will still require some level of leadership and organization to make cities and towns operate. Therefore instead of a government, stewards will be appointed or voted upon that can help maintain that organization. Still, though, the citizens make the decisions. This removes the parent-child relationship of government as we become adults as citizens.

Supports Our Evolving Consciousness

As we evolve as beings, we can outgrow things quite quickly and require change. Instead of rigid solutions, as we have always had in the past, the RIC represents a more fluid way of dealing with change. It allows us to implement change collectively as fast or as slowly as we like. It gives power for people to have a voice in what changes to propose that can ALWAYS be taken seriously.

The Takeaway

What is being proposed here is big, and will take a huge amount of conversation to fully implement as we find how it can transitionally move us from the state of enslavement today to one of freedom tomorrow. I’m not going to sit here and pretend it’s easy, but I’m also not going to pretend it’s impossible or unnecessary. People will try to convince you that this is impossible or that it would never work, but this is coming from limited thinking and a deep mental investment in the system of today.

We are, in some ways, addicted to being enslaved. Our will and our consciousness have been suppressed so much that we have come to accept such a limited way of being, and it’s making us deeply depressed. The good news is, many of us are waking up, sensing our inner power, exploring our consciousness and coming to realize what we’re truly capable of.

We are having a Full Moon in Cancer on December 22nd which marks the peak of the current lunar cycle that began on December 7th with a New Moon in Sagittarius. It is also occurring less than a day after the exact moment of the Solstice, which has traditionally been viewed as a spiritually potent and sacred time of year. It marks the beginning of Capricorn of the Tropical Zodiac and a new season.

The energies of a Full Moon gradually build up earlier in the Moon cycle and become more noticeable on the day of and days surrounding it. It is also a part of the backdrop of the other astrological energies over the following 2 weeks. This is when we feel a push-pull between the two opposite signs where the Sun and Moon are located, in this case being Capricorn and Cancer.

Capricorn is the sign of ambitions, duties, career, productivity, and discipline. It is authoritative, cautious, prudent, practical, orderly, masterful, worldly, realistic, and a social climber. Capricorn can also be cold, narrow minded, controlling, pessimistic, cynical, and overly concerned with status.

Cancer is the sign of family, domestic needs, emotional sensitivity, nurturing, and nostalgia. It is caring, motherly, empathic, instinctual, intuitive and protective. Cancer can also be moody, clingy, insecure, vulnerable, as well as overly subjective.

They are both Cardinal signs which are initiating as they each initiate in their own ways mentioned above. Another thing they have in common is that they can both be manipulating when trying to get what they want; which would be emotional comfort for Cancer and material/status/career gain for Capricorn.

Full Moon Opposite Saturn With Wide Grand Trine To Neptune and Venus

After the exact moment of the Full Moon, it is moving towards an opposition with Saturn which peaks in the 16 hours following, but still influences the coming weeks. Saturn being the ruler of Capricorn reinforces many of its themes mentioned above, however, it can also reflect restrictions, limitations, obstacles, inhibitions, emotional dissatisfaction, or perhaps issues around boundaries. Some of its themes will also be strong around January 1st-2nd.

Although the opposition to Saturn is the primary dominating planetary aspect during this Lunation, the Moon is also moving towards a very wide grand trine to Neptune and Venus. Aside from the potential challenges mentioned, this period can also be magical socially or romantically, and perhaps even creatively or aesthetically stimulating. Social interactions that are less influenced by the Saturn vibes can be more compassionate. We got a taste of this energy on December 21st, however, the Full Moon is activating it too somewhat.

Mercury Finishing Post Retrograde While Square Neptune, Venus Sextile Pluto

Mercury in Sagittarius is finishing up its ‘post retrograde shadow’ period on December 24th. Over the last few weeks and over the coming days, some of the themes that have come up during the retrograde (November 16th-December 6th) may conclude in some way.

Mercury is returning to a square with Neptune (will be exact also on December 24th/25th) which originally occurred just before and after it began its previous retrograde. At best, this can stimulate imagination, inspiration, and intuition. It may also reinforce some of the energy mentioned in the previous section with Venus and Neptune.

However, it is a square and therefore our thoughts and communications can also be confusing, unrealistic, delusional, deceptive, or flaky.  It can make it harder to focus mentally on anything mundane. In some cases, it is possible that the strong Saturn energy mentioned could flare up because of potential manifestations of the Mercury-Neptune configuration.

Venus in Scorpio is moving towards a sextile with Pluto which will be strongest on December 28th. Generally this energy isn’t too strong, however, it can reflect depth, passion, empowerment, or some sort of positive change either socially, romantically, or even around values. For some people, this can manifest as financial gain. This can also be good for making aesthetic improvements.

Eclipses Are Coming Up, Mercury Is Ending Post Retrograde Period

The next New Moon on January 5th/6th will be a Solar Eclipse in Capricorn and the next Full Moon on January 21st will be a Lunar Eclipse in Leo. I am mentioning this because for some people the energies of the Solar Eclipse may have already started in recent weeks, and the themes of the Lunar Eclipse may begin to play out soon as well.

Eclipses reflect changes and/or important developments in certain areas of our lives. Even though we have a regular Full Moon currently, the shifty energy of the eclipses could also be playing a role with what is coming up for us. The themes of these eclipses could also play out in the months following their occurrence. I will be writing separate articles on these eclipses when we get closer, you can join my mailing list here to be notified when they are being published.

This Full Moon is occurring in the same signs in which we will be experiencing eclipses over the next year and a half. The Lunar Nodes are newly in the Cancer-Capricorn polarity, and with this Moon being on the same side of the North Node, it will give us a taste of how this energy will play out.

Things To Consider During This Period

In what ways do you need to balance career and ambitions with the needs of your personal life? Are your emotional attachments getting in the way of your productivity? Is your work getting in the way of your personal connections with others?

Do you feel emotionally fulfilled, if not, what do you need to change? Do you have domestic responsibilities that you need to attend to? How can you make your ideals a reality? Is there anything unrealistic, unclear. or overlooked regarding your thoughts or communications with others?

These are just some examples of themes that could come up during this period, however, there may be other variations of this energy playing out as well.  If you wish to do any sort of intentional release connected to what has come up at this Full Moon, it is best to do so anytime over the two weeks following, when it is waning. The exact moment of this Full Moon is on December 22nd at 5:49pm Universal Time. You can click here for your time zone.

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Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times

At the cutting edge of science and technology today is artificial intelligence and robotics, which are being driven by ever-increasing computational speeds made possible by quantum computing. When the capacity of technological computation rivals the speed of our capacity to think and process information as humans, then we will reach the singularity and a superintelligence will emerge in our society, triggering runaway technological growth.

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While this is coming in the very near future, we are also now learning how this very type of quantum creative power is already at play in our world via the interplay of human consciousness and the material world. In the early 1900’s, the famous double-slit experiment demonstrated that material objects can actually change their composition based on what is being held in consciousness when said objects are observed.

In other words, the world around us is being created moment by moment, and our expectations of what the world should be is what gives it form. In order to alter its form or to change course, we can use the directed focus of the mind to envision and feel something different for ourselves, and in time and through repetition, this reality will eventually take form. The feeling is the key.

This is something we do all the time. The best example of this, perhaps, is the human body, which can by some measures be considered a projection of human consciousness. We see this everywhere. For example, just look at people’s bodies and consider their health, and you’ll be able to get a fair idea of what type of thought patterns and belief systems are at work in the everyday silence of their own minds.

The best example is someone with radiant health, high energy and intense vitality. This person didn’t get to be this way by happenstance. The patterns of thought in their mind support their belief that their body can be a radiant storehouse of health. This, in turn, supports the development of habits which create such well-being. This type of person engages in clean, clear thinking about their health and body, and the result is this very type of body. They intentionally feel how they want to feel.

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On the other hand, a person with an out of shape, obese, or disease-ridden body undoubtedly engages in thought patterns and beliefs about health which support such poor health. They never believe that they can be disease free or of ideal weight, and so their thoughts reinforce habits which deteriorate their health. Inside this person’s mind is chaos, confusion, fear, self-loathing and other patterns which create dis-ease.

There is more to this, though, if we consider the possibilities unfolding in the realms of quantum physics and superintelligent technology. We are beginning to get a clear idea of what the quantum field actually is and what it can do. It appears to be waiting for us to purposefully interact with it.

The quantum world is waiting for us to make a decision so that it knows how to behave. That is why quantum physicists have such difficulties in dealing with, explaining, and defining the quantum world. We are truly, in every sense of the word, masters of creation because we decide what manifests out of the field of all-possibility and into form.


The thing is, the quantum level of reality isn’t a local and insignificant aspect of creation. It is all around us, and it is the most fundamental level of creation aside from the unified field itself. The human energy field is interacting and influencing the quantum field all around us at all times and the energy of our beliefs and intentions are infused into our energy field because they are defined by the energy of our thoughts and emotions. ~Brandon West

Final Thoughts

This may sound to some like a woo woo way of looking at the world, but there is immense practicality in this world view for improving your life, your health, your relationships, and your overall happiness. The takeaway here is that you must take control over your own mind, and plant thoughts that support the projection of a healthy body and life. As Dr. Joe Dispenza notes, you’ll need to decide what you want, then put your attention on creating that reality.

“Whatever it is that is your vision, you’re just going to have to be passionate enough to invest your attention and your energy into that future over and over again, till all of a sudden you start seeing feedback in your life.” ~Dr. Joe Dispenza

Read more articles by Alex Pietrowski

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Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life.

This article (Your Body is a Projection of Consciousness and Thoughtoriginally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Alex Pietrowski and WakingTimes.com

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GMI Reporter, Green Med Info
Waking Times 

A provocative new study on flu virus transmission found that subjects had 6.3 times more aerosol shedding of flu virus particles if they received vaccination in the current and previous season compared with having no vaccination in those two seasons.

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Vaccination is predicated on the rarely questioned belief that it confers bona fide immunity against targeted pathogens. This is why the terms vaccination and immunization are often used interchangeably, a disingenious semantic confusion that is rarely confronted or corrected. In the case of flu vaccine, certainty about this approximates religious faith, with the CDC taking on the role of the Church, conventional doctors the clergy, and the published literature Holy Scripture.

But what if the literature fails to support the orthodoxy? There are in, in fact, hundreds of examples of this. We have gathered a modest 500 studies which show the untintended, adverse effects of many vaccines outweigh their purported benefits, all of which you can view on our open access database on the topic here: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/anti-therapeutic-action/vaccination-all

The latest addition to this growing body of literature is found in a newly published article titled, “Infectious Virus Exhaled In Breath Of Symptomatic Seasonal Flu Cases,” published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science).

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The study found that flu carriers exhale significant quantities of infectious influenza virus, and that counterintuitively, sneezing is rare and not important for influenza virus aerosolization; nor is coughing required to transmit these particles. Simply breathing will do. Additionally, the study found that males shed influenza viruses in greater quantity than females through fine aerosols, and women cough more frequently. But what is most salient about the study was the following finding:

“6.3 (95% CI 1.9–21.5) times more aerosol shedding among cases with vaccination in the current and previous season compared with having no vaccination in those two seasons.”

For more details on the study design read the following:

“We screened 355 symptomatic volunteers with acute respiratory illness and report 142 cases with confirmed influenza infection who provided 218 paired nasopharyngeal (NP) and 30-minute breath samples (coarse >5-µm and fine ≤5-µm fractions) on days 1–3 after symptom onset. We assessed viral RNA copy number for all samples and cultured NP swabs and fine aerosols. 

We recovered infectious virus from 52 (39%) of the fine aerosols and 150 (89%) of the NP swabs with valid cultures. The geometric mean RNA copy numbers were 3.8 × 104/30-minutes fine-, 1.2 × 104/30-minutes coarse-aerosol sample, and 8.2 × 108 per NP swab. Fine- and coarse-aerosol viral RNA were positively associated with body mass index and number of coughs and negatively associated with increasing days since symptom onset in adjusted models.

Fine-aerosol viral RNA was also positively associated with having influenza vaccination for both the current and prior season. NP swab viral RNA was positively associated with upper respiratory symptoms and negatively associated with age but was not significantly associated with fine- or coarse-aerosol viral RNA or their predictors. Sneezing was rare, and sneezing and coughing were not necessary for infectious aerosol generation. Our observations suggest that influenza infection in the upper and lower airways are compartmentalized and independent.”

Clearly, if this finding is accurate and reproducible, flu vaccination may actually make you more likely to infect others. Or worse, it may also make you more likely to contract influenza in the first place. For instance, a 2010 Canadian study which looked at 4 observational studies found that 2008-2009 H1N1 vaccination was associated with a 1.4 to 2.5 fold increased risk of medically attended H1N1 illness during the spring-summer 2009.  

And this is only the tip of the iceberg. We have been reporting on the conspicuous lack of evidence for flu vaccine effectiveness (and safety) for over a decade, based largely on the underreported failure of the Cochrane Database Review to show them effective (and safe), despite hundreds of industry-funded studies that have attempted to do so. Learn more: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/shocking-lack-evidence-supporting-flu-vacc…

Also, there are well-documented iatrogenic effects of common vaccines like MMR and Rotavirus Vaccines, which include viral shedding and infection following vaccination. In other words, there is a significant body of evidence that the vaccinated actually infect the un- vaccinated.  Here are a few of our previous reports on this phenomena:

Clearly, this undermines the ongoing campaign to identify non-vaccinating or anti-vaccine individuals and groups as a threat, or danger to others.  Ironically, the very group being blamed for infecting others — including by Bill Gates who declared non-vaccinators ‘kill children‘ — may become victims of being infected by vaccine-specific strains of viruses which are far worse than the natural/wild-type versions our species’ immunity has evolved with over countless millenia.

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Jon Rappoport, Guest
Waking Times

“When you come to the subject of who should ‘fix things,’ the government or private individuals, you could throw up your hands and confess that neither choice works, in which case you’re left with a terminal disease, and a fine excuse for doing nothing; or you could refer back to the principles of the Republic, and understand why the Founders put chains on government, and you might a find a clue for navigating out of the maze.”(The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

This piece is for anyone who can understand it—but it’s also for THE ENTREPRENEUR, who in his soul wants to do something large and bright and radical and successful, to turn the tide of human affairs in an enormously good direction and, yes, still make a substantial profit.

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And no, “the universe” doesn’t rule out those two motives existing side by side.

The United States was created as a Republic.

That meant severely limited central government.


Because the Founders knew the long experience of Europe: overarching tyrannies; bloated kings emboldened with the doctrine of divine right to rule; theocracies; gigantic theft of land; force, coercion; slavery.

The new 18th century American central government, through enumerated powers and checks and balances, had to be limited and even hamstrung.

On that basis, individual freedom would be maximized.

That was the whole point of a Republic.

The individual would be free to do whatever he wanted to, as long as he didn’t interfere with the life and liberty of others.


However, in order for a Republic to have a chance of success, the population would have to remain small. A Republic is not for an enormous population. The people are too remote from the federal center of power.

And there needed to be a population of moral people, who understood basic rights and wrongs, beyond legislation and law.

As the American population swelled, there should have been many Republics founded on this continent. Unfortunately, that never happened.

Instead, men in and around central government conspired to multiply their own power through a variety of means, thus creating monopolies of great strength, in government and business and money.

And gradually, these men and their descendants came to see they could foist a grand illusion on the people: they could promote the idea that “the people’s wishes were paramount” and should be served at all times.

Thus arrived Democracy.

Rule by “everyone.” Rule by “popular decision.” Rule by “meeting needs,” whatever they might be.

Meeting needs, of course, necessitated a more powerful and extensive government—shattering the severe limits originally imposed in the Constitution.

Marry these democratic elements to a decline in general morality—grab whatever you can at the expense of your neighbor—and the fate of the Republic was sealed.

The Republic was never perfect. Far from it. Perfection wasn’t its goal. But it was a noble effort, and the ideas on which it stood still survive.

Particularly, freedom of the individual.

That freedom is the launching pad for everything the individual can imagine and create, in order to build a greater future.

And the rule barring the individual from interfering with the life and liberty of others is still a basic principle.

Democracy cultivates mobs. It embodies the idea that any group which can gain attention must have its purported needs met.

Just one step to the left of that, we find the socialist/Communist maxim: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

What able individuals produce will be taken from them and given to those of “lesser ability.”

Limited government, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights—these are mere pieces of paper, old pamphlets trampled on in the streets by the mobs shouting their endless demands.

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If the ancestors of these groups, at one time, had legitimate objections to the way government was being run (against them), now all that is swept away in a sea of base anger and revenge—which turns out to be the elite plan for the end-game…

If the elites can pull it off:

Chaos. Out of which a new level of order will be imposed—which takes us back to the kind of tyranny that existed before the struggle for individual freedom and limited government was won.

And all the while, these elite planners pose as utopian altruists. Socialists.

And yet…as of 2010 (the time of the last US census), there were 27.9 million small businesses in the US.

Somehow, the heritage of the Republic still lives.

Freedom of the individual.

The core idea on which America was founded.

Liberty of the individual is more than an invented “construct.” It’s a reflection of an inherent truth: the individual is at the heart of what life is all about.

A major point needs to be entered into this mix: ABUNDANCE. Planet-wide abundance of resources, technology, and energy.

As Buckminster Fuller made clear 80 years ago, there is “enough for everyone”—which is to say, every person on Earth can have the essentials of survival. Food, clothing, shelter.

However, Fuller (and others) stalled on the vital question: WHO WILL DELIVER THIS ABUNDANCE TO THE GLOBAL POPULATION, AND HOW?

In the arena of fuzzy thinking, the answer is, of course: “the government” will deliver abundance.

This is fatuous, idiotic, and impossible.

“The government” is controlled by men who, amidst their many crimes, have no intention of sharing the wealth of Earth’s resources and technology. I can’t emphasize this fact enough.

The government is there to promote socialism and technocracy as “better-world” answers right around the corner. THIS IS THE MASK.

Behind the mask is cruel top-down scarcity, upheld and maintained, despite the truth that there really IS enough for everyone.

No, government will not be the provider of abundance.


That task falls to…wait for it…private business.


Here is the capper: if private businesses—including major corporations—realized they could sell food, clothing, and shelter to the global population for relative pennies—and make more profits than they’re making now—because of the size of that consumer base—they might reassess their position.

They might…but they won’t. Not without our help.

Boiling down the situation: you have the potential consumer base of some eight billion people; you have the means to sell this base the means of survival—food and clothing and shelter—for pennies; you have the technology needed for the job; you have the bright promise of a better future.

And you have the individuals who, armed with this understanding, could create businesses to bring such a vision to fruition.

Actual capitalism is preserved. Free market is preserved. Profit motive is preserved. Doing good is preserved. And all this WITHOUT GOVERNMENT CONTROL.

No one said this job I’m proposing would be easy. Of course it’s not easy.

But, for example, the next generation of techies—after this generation of air heads who seek to worship at the knee of brain-computer mysticism has faded away—the next generation might be persuaded to revisit the core ideas of the Republic and see how free enterprise, freely undertaken, could work a true revolution and distribute abundance to the planet at the same time.

Imagine a near-future corporate boardroom meeting. The CEO stands up and says:

“OK, people, I’ve brought you here because we’re going to try something new and radical. Face it, we’ve been selling crap to our customers for a long, long time and gouging them in the process. Today, that stops. We’re going to shift over to a different theme. Our board will approve, because we’re going to show them this new effort will expand our bottom line. WE’RE GOING MAKE NUTRITIOUS FOOD PACKS AND SELL THEM FOR RELATIVE PENNIES TO A BILLION PEOPLE. That’s the initial goal. We can do it. On another front, we’re going to sell a billion people good clean food seeds for growing food crops. We’re going to buy acres of land in the so-called Third World and then sell parcels, for farming, to the poor for pennies and take a small share of their profits…

“Now, at first, we’ll have to work through a bunch of foreign governments, because they control their people. This is tricky. But if we give these tinpot leaders enough money, they’ll go along….”

Of course, there will be problems. Serious problems. The CIA, for example, which supports government control and scarcity around the world.

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That’s where GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS PUBLIC RELATIONS ENTERS THE SCENE. That visionary CEO and his company will have to publicize the hell out of their radical new plan and expose the problems and barriers and ops the old guard throws up against them.

Wake up the people to what is going on.

“Are you kidding? This will never work.”

That’s what was said in the middle of the Dark Ages, when a few people said THE INDIVIDUAL SHOULD BE FREE.

“This will never work.”

But it did.

With enough courage and determination and intelligence and vision and work and imagination, over a very long period of time, it did work.

Up against forces of evil and deception, it did work.

And it can work again.

“But this time it’s different. The situation is worse, much worse.”

No it isn’t.

Here’s a clue. It’s always worse. That’s the way it always looks. But it’s always possible.

The free and independent and creative individual has been lulled into thinking that he has to limit his entrepreneurial vision and goals to a few self-contained enterprises in a small corner of a much larger space.

That’s called brainwashing.

He can think and plan and work in as large an arena as he wants to. If he wakes up.

If he’s a rocket ship with a range of 100 light years, and he’s operating on an old route that travels 50 miles, back and forth, something is seriously amiss.

There is much more to say…

But this is an introduction. This is a sketch of the core. This is about the individual unleashed. This is about sacrificing nothing in the pursuit of individual success while making abundance into fact.

This is about wiping away the delusion that “the government will generate a new and better world.”

If you want a better world, if you want abundance, you can choose government or the individual as the carrier. You can put your eggs in either basket. You can analyze both answers and decide.

You can roll the dice on either choice.

You can put aside the mantra of “nothing works” and look into the psychology of the individual and government and find truths.

An analogy: you’ve got a gigantic oil tanker that’s been heading in the wrong direction. You want to turn it around. Who is going to take the helm and do it?

On one side, you have 50 individuals, 47 of whom are corrupt and consumed with criminal greed. The other three are different. They glimpse the possibility of doing the right thing.

On the other side, you have that amorphous swollen blob called government. It’s not only consumed with greed, it preaches The Good as a deceptive front to cover its crimes. A few individuals who might want to do the right thing are laden with connections which command the continuance of crimes.

Your choice.

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About the Author

Jon Rappoport is the author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALEDEXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29thDistrict of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrixclick here.)

This article (Utopian Fantasies vs. A Better World) was originally created and published by Jon Rappaport’s Blog and is re-posted here with permission.

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Right now an exciting new perspective on addiction is emerging. Johann Harri, author of Chasing The Scream, recently captured widespread public interest with his Ted talk Everything You Know About Addiction Is Wrong, where he concluded with this powerful statement:

The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection. – Johann Harri

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These sentiments are augmented by a growing number of experts, including addiction specialist Dr Gabor Maté, who cites ’emotional loss and trauma’ as the core of addiction. Compare this ’emotional loss’ to Johan Harri’s idea about lack of connection and it is clear they’re talking about a similar emotional condition.

Limbic Resonance

If connection is the opposite of addiction, then an examination of the neuroscience of human connection is in order. Published in 2000, A General Theory Of Love is a collaboration between three professors of psychiatry at the University of California in San Francisco. A General Theory Of Love reveals that humans require social connection for optimal brain development, and that babies cared for in a loving environment are psychological and neurologically ‘immunised’ by love. When things get difficult in adult life, the neural wiring developed from a love-filled childhood leads to increased emotional resilience in adult life. Conversely, those who grow up in an environment where loving care is unstable or absent are less likely to be resilient in the face of emotional distress.

How does this relate to addiction? Gabor Maté observes an extremely high rate of childhood trauma in the addicts he works with and trauma is the extreme opposite of growing up in a consistently safe and loving environment. He asserts that it is extremely common for people with addictions to have a reduced capacity for dealing with emotional distress, hence an increased risk of drug-dependence.

How Our Ability To Connect Is Impaired By Trauma

Trauma is well-known to cause interruption to healthy neural wiring, in both the developing and mature brain. A deeper issue here is that people who have suffered trauma, particularly children, can be left with an underlying sense that the world is no longer safe, or that people can no longer be trusted. This erosion (or complete destruction) of a sense of trust, that our family, community and society will keep us safe, results in isolation – leading to the very lack of connection Johann Harri suggests is the opposite of addiction. People who use drugs compulsively do so to avoid the pain of past trauma and to replace the absence of connection in their life.

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Social Solutions To Addiction

The solution to the problem of addiction on a societal level is both simple and fairly easy to implement. If a person is born into a life that is lacking in love and support on a family level, or if due to some other trauma they have become isolated and suffer from addiction, there must be a cultural response to make sure that person knows that they are valued by their society (even if they don’t feel valued by their family). Portugal has demonstrated this with a 50% drop in addiction thanks to programs that are specifically designed to re-create connection between the addict and their community.

Personal Solutions To Addiction

“Ask not why the addiction, but why the pain.” ~Gabor Maté

Recreating bonds is essential in the long term, but human connection is crucial in in the immediate task of clearing trauma. When a person decides to finally face and feel the pain that they may have been avoiding for years or decades, the first steps cannot be done alone.

“You have to be with that pain, but you have to have support.” ~Gabor Maté

This support is essentially the reintroduction of the care and support which is so important in creating the neural structure of emotional-resilience in early life. By doing so, we begin to replace what was missing, and thanks to the revelations of neuroplasticity we now know that you can in fact teach an old dog new tricks; neural rewiring is possible in adult life. Though it is essential for addicts to feel supported in order to finally face and feel the pain they have been trying to avoid, this is ultimately an inner journey that must be taken by the individual.

“Whatever you do, don’t try and escape from your pain, but be with it. Because the attempt to escape from pain creates more pain.” ~The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

The Roots Of Healing

When we are young, our parents care for us until we are able to do it for ourselves, after all they won’t be there to do it for us forever. Perhaps, on an emotional level this is also true: our parents love us so that we may learn to do it for ourselves. The programs in Portugal have demonstrated that addicts do remarkably well when they feel valued by their community. Whether they realise it or not, the Portuguese are creating positive limbic modelling by valuing the addicts so they can learn to value themselves. When people are there to provide loving support for an addict wishing to face the emotional pain they carry, they are loving them and caring for them until they can learn do love themselves. With this in mind, perhaps the neural-wiring of emotional resilience developed through the loving reflection of another, once fully developed, could simply be called self-love.

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About the Author

Jonathan Davis is an Australian writer focusing on shamanism and alternate modes of healing.

This article (The Opposite of Addiction is Connection) was originally posted at Uplift Connect, and is reposted here with permission.

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It’s been a turbulent and exciting 2018 over at Renewable Energy World. We have a new parent company, Clarion Energy, and we, as a media outlet, are doing more than ever to support the dynamic and top-quality energy events in the Clarion Energy Power and Energy Series, with shows focused on energy all across the globe.

It’s been a turbulent and exciting 2018 over at Renewable Energy World. We have a new parent company, Clarion Energy, and we, as a media outlet, are doing more than ever to support the dynamic and top-quality energy events in the Clarion Energy Power and Energy Series, with shows focused on energy all across the globe.

It’s been a turbulent and exciting 2018 over at Renewable Energy World. We have a new parent company, Clarion Energy, and we, as a media outlet, are doing more than ever to support the dynamic and top-quality energy events in the Clarion Energy Power and Energy Series, with shows focused on energy all across the globe.

It’s been a turbulent and exciting 2018 over at Renewable Energy World. We have a new parent company, Clarion Energy, and we, as a media outlet, are doing more than ever to support the dynamic and top-quality energy events in the Clarion Energy Power and Energy Series, with shows focused on energy all across the globe.

We here at CE, as well as many of you, know a thing or two about narratives. As we venture deeper into truth and conscious media, it seems more and more people are awakening to the reality that humanity is not what we have been led to believe for so long. A great part of society is still manipulated and force-fed real ‘fake news’ only to go on trusting the narratives delivered by mainstream media.

Fortunately, there are advocates, journalists, and artists alike pushing others to be open to and see the truth for what it is. The good, the bad, and the ugly – we are set to face not only our own shadows but those of our collective.

Rafael Alvarez is a Spanish illustrator whose artwork is telling of where we as a society fall short today. As Bored Panda reported, “Alvarez portrays scenarios many people might find familiar. However, his technique is to highlight an angle few people consider. And, that angle is usually quite shocking.

Like many artistic activists, Alvarez is hoping to “stun” the public awake with his mind-opening illustrations. After all, if one blindly accepts their reality without questioning the “how’s” and “why’s” of life, then one is, in fact, a sheep. As cute as sheep might be, they are more likely to fall in line without question versus work hard to create a better, healthier world.

Alvarez’s illustrations inspire each of us to ask the questions, “Will I be a sheep?” Or, “will I roar like a lion and demand more than the status quo?”

Scroll down to view the artist’s artwork and learn more by visiting his website.


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez


Credit: Rafael Alvarez

Biogas is a resource that has enormous potential in Spain and beyond. Biogas technologies convert organic wastes into renewable energy, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich natural fertiliser, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy and food security and air quality. A recent study commissioned by Naturgy, Spain’s largest natural gas distributor, showed a potential for 26,684 gigawatt hours (GWh) of biogas in the country, enough to cover the energy demand of 40% of Spain’s households.
The fact that approximately 74 percent of Europe’s population are city-dwellers is a testament to how people have been drawn to cities throughout history. Whether for a lack of job opportunities in rural areas or possibilities for a better lifestyle, unfortunately the unprecedented speed and scale of urbanization does put tremendous pressure on a city’s resources, often resulting in detrimental environmental impacts.
The fact that approximately 74 percent of Europe’s population are city-dwellers is a testament to how people have been drawn to cities throughout history. Whether for a lack of job opportunities in rural areas or possibilities for a better lifestyle, unfortunately the unprecedented speed and scale of urbanization does put tremendous pressure on a city’s resources, often resulting in detrimental environmental impacts.

Hemp used to be legal once in the US, until it was controversially made illegal. But this changed today President Donald Trump just signed the Farm Bill, legalizing industrial hemp in the United States once again.

This new policy, voted on every 5 years or so, was highly anticipated after Congressional approval last week. The bid for hemp’s recent legalization began when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill. The goal was to reinvigorate the plant’s farming opportunities from state pilot programs to a nationwide scale by removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and treating it like an agricultural product. After all, why would it be a controlled substance if it has no psychoactive properties?

When Trump signed the bill he did not make specific mention about hemp, but  he called it his “great honor to sign the 2018 Farm Bill, a very special and important piece of legislation.” He added, “It opens new markets for agriculture all over the world.”

Although this new bill is being categorized as outright legalization for hemp, it’s important to note that strict regulations still apply. Although hemp will no longer be in the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice, prospective growers will have to submit cultivation plans to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), either through the state government or the USDA itself. Similar to how hemp currently operates in Canada.

For proper distinction, Cannabis plants must contain less than 0.3 percent THC in order to be classified as hemp.

Another positive in this development is that the bill puts hemp under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, meaning that in the event a cultivator experiences crop loss, they will be entitled to insurance coverage in the same way that farmers for other legal agriculture products are. This illustrates how serious this crop is now being taken, which reminds me of when hemp was legal in the past and farmers were actually mandated to grow it as it was such a useful and healthy crop.


So what about CBD when it comes to the farm bill? Well, it’s not legalized.

“It is true that section 12619 of the Farm Bill removes hemp-derived products from its Schedule I status under the Controlled Substances Act, but the legislation does not legalize CBD generally. As I have noted elsewhere on this blog CBD generally remains a Schedule I substance under federal law… The Farm Bill ensures that any cannabinoid—a set of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant—that is derived from hemp will be legal, if and only if that hemp is produced in a manner consistent with the Farm Bill, associated federal regulations, association state regulations, and by a licensed grower. All other cannabinoids, produced in any other setting, remain a Schedule I substance under federal law and are thus illegal. (The one exception is pharmaceutical-grade CBD products that have been approved by FDA, which currently includes one drug: GW Pharmaceutical’s Epidiolex.)”  – John Hudak of the Brookings Institute

Regardless of the current CBD restriction, hemp getting the nod for growth again is still a BIG plus.

“The significance of this law change should not be underemphasized,” NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said in a press release. “This law marks the first change in the federal classification of the cannabis plant since it was initially classified as a schedule I controlled substance by Congress in 1970, and paves the way for the first federally-sanctioned commercial hemp grows since World War II.”

The Takeaway

Even though things may be happening a bit slower than we might like at times, things are changing and they are moving in a more open and free direction. Lots of work is still to be done but we can take victories like this and build upon them within ourselves.


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Mid-2018 China’s central government threw the entire PV industry, including observers and pundits, into a panic by making drastic changes to its PV deployment that included temporarily halting utility scale deployment, lowering the FiT, shifting economic responsibility to the provinces and, in a related move, attempting (one-more-time) to control the country’s debt problem. Forecasts were lowered, and gloom descended on top of the entire solar industry.

As the motives and mandate of the Yellow Vests movement come more clearly into focus, and the sense of power and potential within individual citizens continues to rise, not only in France but in other countries as well, another development occurring alongside the protests has the potential to take things to a whole new level:

Police in France have repeatedly warned about fatigue and frustration seeping into the ranks in recent years and it appears the month-long and often violent yellow vest protests has pushed them over the edge.

They have already warned the government that they are at breaking point and on Wednesday they will launch their own protest movement, which has earned them the title “les gilets bleus”  – the blue vests, after the protective body gear that they wear.–France’s The Local


It would be of particular interest to know if the general mood within the police force is one that is purely self-serving, in which they seek to improve their own living conditions without regard for the rest of the population, or if they are truly aligned with the fervor for fundamental change that has captured the popular imagination.

Police Union Alliance certainly seems more focused on the welfare of police only, as is the mandate of any workers’ union. Their main beef is the new budgetary constraints:

“This Thursday, December 20th, the National Assembly is set to adopt the 2019 budget for the security forces and in particular the police budget,” said Alliance. “This budget sees a drop of €62 million of investment in the National Police, which will mean that once again our working conditions deteriorate.”

The union went on to say: “Despite our repeated appeals to the President of the Republic to announce an emergency plan for the security forces, so far nothing has been said.”

The union called for a “black day for the police” in France on December 19th, asking officers to down their tools and picket the country’s police stations.

The union has called for the country’s police to “only respond to emergency calls” throughout the day on Wednesday, adding that if a significant effort to address their concerns was not seen from January 1st 2019, then other types of action would follow.

The Yellow Vests protest seem to be what has pushed police over the edge and put them in opposition not only with the government but also their chain of command as well. More officers in the French police force are saying they are tired of being the punching bag for Macron and his government.

Solidarity With Yellow Vests?

As stated in my previous article ‘Breaking: Watch French Police Officers Remove Their Helmets In Solidarity With The People,’ there is sympathy for the yellow vests among police officers, as noted by Alexandre Langlois, the secretary-general of the VIGI police union:

“Most of us back the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests), because we will be directly affected by any rise in fuel prices. Most of us can’t live where we work, because it is either too expensive, or we would be arresting our next-door neighbors, so we drive significant distances. Our tax contributions are going up in several areas, but there are no commensurate wage rises… It is hard to accept these cruel measures.”

However, the question is, when push comes to shove, will the French police attempt to establish a wholehearted solidarity with the yellow vests, or will they take the next carrot dangled in front of them by the government and continue to be their guard dogs? The answer to this question is in the minds and consciences of those very police officers. It’s hard to say what they will choose as a collective, and even more difficult to know at this stage if they will be going along with any proposals that come out of a meeting between the government and union leaders.

Thursday Update: Deal Already Done With Police

Well, isn’t that fitting. And fairly predictable. Even before I could finish this breaking article about a ‘Blue Vests’ protest, the government has caved to their demands.

The Yellow Vests protesters have been at it for weeks, in massive numbers all over France and in other countries as well, fighting an existential battle with the financial elite and its puppet governments, and very little response to their mandate is addressed, aside from Macron’s pathetic faux-humility and token economic gestures.

Meanwhile law enforcement, the line of defense that protects the elite from a justifiably fed-up populous, partially participated in a one-day work slowdown and within hours they are given everything their union leaders asked for. Here are the details from this article in The Local:

After several hours of negotiations between France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and France’s three main police unions, an agreement was finally reached regarding officers’ salaries.

“We have just signed an agreement with the Minister of the Interior — an agreement on a salary increase for police officers,” Yves Lefebvre, General Secretary of the Unité-SGP police union, told the French press. “That’s what we wanted, we wanted an immediate improvement in purchasing power,” he said. “Today we got what we wanted.” Jean-Claude Delage from the Alliance union described the agreement as a “significant” step forward.

Police have long complained of exhausting hours of patrols and chronic under-investment in equipment which have stretched departments to the breaking point and taken a heavy toll on the force. The crisis has only become exacerbated by the month-long yellow vest protests and the high heightened terror alert.

The understanding reached between the government and the police unions will see an average monthly wage increase of €120 for officers who are at the beginning of their careers. There will also be a wage increase of €120 to €150 for more experienced officers.

The interior minister has also promised to pay the €275 million that the French state owes the police in unpaid overtime. Police officers in France are reportedly owed a total of 23 million hours in overtime. The figure is for extra hours worked over decades but it has ballooned in recent weeks due to the “yellow vest” protests.

 Now It’s On The Police

These developments may soon lead to very, very dangerous times in the streets of France. How will the Yellow Vests protesters feel about the police force, if the police accept these concessions from the government in return for re-establishing their antagonism to the protests? How will police officers of conscience deal with the task of beating back the legitimate demands of ordinary citizens when they mirror their own demands that the government has now acquiesced to? Will they not see the hypocrisy in striking out on ordinary citizens?

Besides governmental pressure, no doubt police officers will be pressured by their union to carry out their business as usual since the union leaders feel they have fulfilled their mandate for their members. But there is a new pressure as well: Yellow Vest protesters are more and more questioning police officers to their face, and have less regard for the excuse that ‘this is my job, these are my orders.’

Where do police officers of conscience ultimately give their allegiance? To the state they are paid by, or the population whose plight they have begun to identify with? Will there be an ideological civil war within the ranks of the police themselves? The hearts and minds of law enforcement officers might be the real battleground of this movement at the moment, and where the majority of officers end up gravitating towards might have a tremendous impact on whether or not this protest movement is going to find a satisfying resolution or become even more violent in the near term.

The Takeaway

One of the challenges the elite has had in their long rulership of the planet has been keeping a segment of the population obedient and ready to follow orders without question (think: military and police forces). When those who physically enforce the policies of the elite awaken enough to the extent that they question their authority and refuse to do what they believe is wrong, that may signify the end of elite rule on our planet.

This week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Washington, D.C. City Council’s passage of a landmark bill that will move the District to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032, including specific requirements to grow solar energy. In addition, SEIA commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda.


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