Lucky for me, each of you who reads this will be free to decide for yourselves what to take from this. I neither endorse nor refute any fact or opinion stated herein. I merely wish to provide a brief summary of what some alternative news sources are saying about various current world events. I will begin with excerpts from Carl Johan Calleman's article describing the characteristic of the Mayan 6th night, the cycle we are currently moving through according to the Mayan Majix calender, which fell on November 8th of 2009, and will be overtaken by the 7th day on November 2, 2010:
"What is about to transpire now is in other words not something that has ever happened before in the history of the universe. Maybe this impending change, partially unknown, causes the widespread denial that I feel dominate many people at the current moment. Rather than facing a great change in our socioeconomic relationships (since any change in human consciousness also implies a change in our relationships) many prefer to fantasize about some physical or astronomical event, that purportedly is going to happen on December 21, 2012. In reality the Mayan calendar is however not about something that will happen on a singular date, but a description of a divine plan for the evolution of humankind where quantum shifts between calendrical energies bring about shifts in consciousness. Thus, human consciousness will continue to be transformed step by step in accordance with this plan until we come to the real end date of the process of creation, October 28, 2011. At this date the highest quantum state of the universe will be attained (18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.13 13 Ahau) when the shifts disrupting the harmony will come to an end. Obviously, we are not there yet.
"In this plan for the evolution of consciousness we are now approaching the sixth night of the Galactic Wave Movement, the eighth of the nine levels, which will begin on November 8, 2009. If my understanding of the Mayan calendar is correct we will in this coming night be witnessing the most significant transformation of consciousness ever in the history of mankind...
"I believe that what is happening in the world’s economy is something much more profound and fundamental than a temporary recession and is a direct consequence of the particular transformation of consciousness that the Galactic Wave Movement is bringing... A shift in consciousness is hence not something that only happens in our heads, but is simultaneously also expressed in changes in our relationships. Our economic relationships are thus also subject to shifts in consciousness and the evolution of this. We should then expect an even further escape from abstract values as the sixth night begins, a shift that may be expected to especially severely hit the western economies of the United States and the United Kingdom, which remain the financial centers of the world and control much of its banking activities. At the present time these nations, and especially the United States, are so indebted that there really is no need to present an explanation as to why there would be another downturn in its economy. All that is needed for this is something to trigger what is going to happen anyway one way or another...
There is much more to this article. Explore it here: http://www.calleman.com/content/articles/nov8_sixth_night.htm
Our man in Japan, Mr Benjamin Fulford has this brief clip for those of us not paying for the information he provides:
"There are multiple signs the secret financial World War 3 that has been raging is reaching a dangerous climax. The Federal Reserve Board crime syndicate appears to be on its last legs. As a sign of their desperation Bill Clinton showed up in Tokyo last week trying to cash the $134.5 billion in bonds that were confiscated in Italy last July. He was not even allowed off the plane, according to a Black Dragon Society member who was on board with him."
The day before, this post appeared:
"Last week US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and his de-facto boss former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson were in China asking for money. According to a Chinese source who was at the meeting Paulson actually got on his knees and begged but to no avail."
Then there is this rant, which I somehow see some merit in, despite the surprising source:
"LIMBAUGH: I played golf yesterday afternoon with some guys that are for all intents and purposes Wall Street guys. They don't live on Wall Street or work there but they're in the financial business. And they said, "Rush, a dirty little secret, this debt's never going to get paid down. It's gotten to the point where everybody knows we can't pay it down. There's no way to pay this debt down." There's no way California is going to retire its debt. There's no way California is going to make up for the unfunded or underfunded pensions, and one of the reasons is it's precisely because it's so big. It's gotten so big on purpose there's not even a pretense of paying it down. The only thing that has to happen is for leaders to appear responsible in managing it...
LIMBAUGH: I said to them, "I understand what you're saying, but this is all going to collapse at some point, it's unsustainable. You're talking about tax increases of the sort that are going to prevent economic growth. Look at Greece, look at a lot of these European Union nations. At some point it does come due. At some point the debt has to be paid down. At least you have to get started paying it down. If the attitude is it's so big everybody knows we'll never pay it down, that you'll never even start, then we've got even more problems than I thought we had."
I don't remember where I read this, but it has been suggested that the only reason the US is not facing insane inflation right now, after all the trillions of dollars we invented out of thin air and never even bothered to print, is that the rest of the world has refused to recognize it as legitimate currency. And why would they, when the dollar has been, in essence, hi-tech monopoly money since the institution of the Federal Reserve in 1916 and the subsequent abandonment of the gold standard (1971).
Here is a tidbit from the Planetary Activation Organization, headed by Sheldan Nidle:
"The major banks of your globe are awaiting the fate of the US Federal Reserve Bank because when this bank and its cohort in England collapse, the new global banking system can come on line in earnest. Until then, various methods are underway to force the recalcitrant banks out. All other components of this changeover are ready and waiting and under starter's orders. China, Japan, and a host of other nations are completing the steps to prepare for the moment when the present US administration is replaced by the American caretaker regime. This new governance is to formally mark the start of a period of friendly cooperation among nations. Most of your survival stresses are to be alleviated once the present US government passes from the world scene. The dark cabal and its hubristic manipulation of the American and Soviet governments are primarily responsible for the past sixty years of discord.
Your history is at a massive turning point. The dark cabal, which has been the de facto power behind the global scene, is on the verge of throwing in the towel, and its demise results inescapably in the full disclosure of our existence and of a veritable constellation of advanced technologies! At a stroke, you are to take a scientific leap of several centuries, and this demands a corresponding evolutionary jump on your part into higher realms of mind and heart. A new perception of yourselves and Creation must spring into being, generating a collective experience of Love, the higher emotions, and the potential that is full consciousness. You are embarking on something unique, and this something will challenge you and leave you ready for the wonders of full consciousness...
"Your society is shifting from a survival-based orientation to one of service and responsibility.... It is of paramount importance that these new governments begin to work together to set up the more equitable financial system, institute global debt forgiveness, and end the global UFO cover-up as well as the government-backed terrorism that plagues your world...
"Earth allies continue to work on undermining the present banking system. Since the start of fractional banking in the early 1810s, the dark cabal has managed to slowly gain control of the global banking system. This system, like its partner the nation-state, is beholden to the moneyed interests on your world. Opposing them is a group of enlightened ones who saw the gross inequities produced by these systems and sought to reform them. In the past few decades, the opportunity arose to pull off this massive reform. The desperate conditions now surrounding your world's economies are a pressing reason to do these reforms properly...
"The present is seemingly a time of great turmoil and danger for you. See it as a precursor to the great worldwide shift. Your world is racing toward first contact and Heaven is working miracles to wonderfully transform your lives. Happily, it is also when the dark cabal is to capitulate; when the truth of many things will be finally revealed; and when a new day of peace and prosperity dawns. A new abundance and a new financial system are waiting to roll out. This is not pie in the sky, but is to unfold before you as the old ways fade slowly but surely. Relish this strange and extraordinary time, and try not to be impatient."
Granted, Sheldan is what you might term a 'vehicle' through which 'intuitive' sources 'speak'. I don't honestly know whether it is my own intuition or maybe just my brain accepting what it wants to hear, but it matters little, for I am given great inspiration by Sheldan's weekly updates, and I believe that any input that encourages a person to live with a higher sense of hope and freedom cannot be all that damaging.
Who was it that said: "There are none more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free"? 'Twas Van Goeth. Thank you Google.
What else? This from David Wilcock:
"It's a sad state of affairs that the Rockefeller faction is a lot smarter than most people who read about conspiracy theories -- regardless of how savvy the readers think themselves to be. This is a source of great amusement for the elite. Of that I am absolutely certain.
Even as people awaken, they are led down the exact paths that have been made for them to travel -- so they will come to those very same conclusions they are intended to believe.
The propaganda articles are much more prevalent than genuine journalism. Go look at a conspiracy site, pore through the links, and you are diving into a veritable ocean of disinformation.
It becomes so much fun to hate someone public -- such a passion -- that many people literally don't want that fun to be spoiled. They will rage against it even in the face of unequivocal evidence."
We need ever be careful of the plausible lie, the projection of an idea, or some explanation of an event that is just barely unbelievable, therefore lending it great power and appeal. This is calculated disinformation, the influential parties interested banging the same oppressive drumbeat until the high-heaven-minded flautists give up and go home ignored despite their righteousness.
Am I contradicting myself yet? Offering information then asking you not to trust it? There is some other great quote about "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind and still retain the ability to function." Right, F. Scott Fitzgerald, of course.
Noam Chomsky is nervous. Said so himself. See:
"...It is very similar to late Weimar Germany...
"The United States is extremely lucky that no honest, charismatic figure has arisen. Every charismatic figure is such an obvious crook that he destroys himself, like McCarthy or Nixon or the evangelist preachers. If somebody comes along who is charismatic and honest this country is in real trouble because of the frustration, disillusionment, the justified anger and the absence of any coherent response. What are people supposed to think if someone says 'I have got an answer, we have an enemy'?
There it was the Jews. Here it will be the illegal immigrants and the blacks. We will be told that white males are a persecuted minority. We will be told we have to defend ourselves and the honor of the nation. Military force will be exalted. People will be beaten up. This could become an overwhelming force. And if it happens it will be more dangerous than Germany. The United States is the world power. Germany was powerful but had more powerful antagonists. I don't think all this is very far away. If the polls are accurate it is not the Republicans but the right-wing Republicans, the crazed Republicans, who will sweep the next election.
"I have never seen anything like this in my lifetime," Chomsky added. "I am old enough to remember the 1930s. My whole family was unemployed. There were far more desperate conditions than today. But it was hopeful. People had hope. The CIO was organizing. No one wants to say it anymore but the Communist Party was the spearhead for labor and civil rights organizing. Even things like giving my unemployed seamstress aunt a week in the country. It was a life. There is nothing like that now. The mood of the country is frightening. The level of anger, frustration and hatred of institutions is not organized in a constructive way. It is going off into self-destructive fantasies.
"I listen to talk radio," Chomsky said. "I don't want to hear Rush Limbaugh. I want to hear the people calling in. They are like [suicide pilot] Joe Stack. What is happening to me? I have done all the right things. I am a God-fearing Christian. I work hard for my family. I have a gun. I believe in the values of the country and my life is collapsing."
"I try to encourage people to think for themselves, to question standard assumptions," Chomsky said when asked about his goals. "Don't take assumptions for granted. Begin by taking a skeptical attitude toward anything that is conventional wisdom. Make it justify itself. It usually can't. Be willing to ask questions about what is taken for granted. Try to think things through for yourself. There is plenty of information. You have got to learn how to judge, evaluate and compare it with other things. You have to take some things on trust or you can't survive. But if there is something significant and important don't take it on trust. As soon as you read anything that is anonymous you should immediately distrust it. If you read in the newspapers that Iran is defying the international community, ask who is the international community? India is opposed to sanctions. China is opposed to sanctions. Brazil is opposed to sanctions. The Non-Aligned Movement is vigorously opposed to sanctions and has been for years. Who is the international community? It is Washington and anyone who happens to agree with it. You can figure that out, but you have to do work. It is the same on issue after issue."
What he said. Oh wait, there's more!
"I'm just old enough to have heard a number of Hitler's speeches on the radio, and I have a memory of the texture and the tone of the cheering mobs, and I have the dread sense of the dark clouds of fascism gathering here at home...
"The level of anger and fear is like nothing I can compare in my lifetime..."
"Ridiculing the tea party shenanigans is a serious error...
"the colossal toll of the institutional crimes of state capitalism" is what is fueling "the indignation and rage of those cast aside...
"People want some answers, and they are hearing answers from only one place: Fox, talk radio, and Sarah Palin...
"The Weimar Republic was the peak of Western civilization and was regarded as a model of democracy...
"the German people were susceptible to appeals about "the greatness of the nation, and defending it against threats, and carrying out the will of eternal providence...
"These are lessons to keep in mind."
There is more where all this came from. I have entirely neglected to mention the suspect nature of the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes (maybe try googling "HAARP" in relation to these topics if the fancy strikes you), much less the recent volcanic eruption in Poland and the subsequent European disruption. These events might could maybe be intended to encourage us human inhabitants of this lovely planet Earth that things are not quite normal at the moment, and that there are grand scale changes occurring all around us all the time. To what extent we tune in and attune to these developments is of course, entirely up to us.
I conclude with a quote from The Lyre of Orpheus, by Robertson Davies (p 231):
(Professor Simon Darcourt says)"Very well, simpleton, don't call it God. That's only a shorthand term anyhow. Call it Fate or Destiny or Kismet or the Life Force or the It or any damned name you like but don't pretend it doesn't exist! And don't pretend that the Whatever-You-Call-It doesn't live out a portion - a tiny portion - of its purpose through you, and that your pretensions to live your own life by the dictates of your intelligence are just so much nonsense, flattering to fools."
(Arthur Cornish, in response): "No free will then?"
(Darcourt): "Oh yes. Freedom to do as you are told, by Whatever-You-Call-It, and freedom to make a good job of it or a mess, according to your inclination. Freedom to play the hand you're dealt, in fact."
That is all for now.