Monday, January 1, 2018

Homesick Seekers

I have never really felt like I belonged here, in this place, on this planet Earth.

There are a lot of us who feel this way: If you pause to think about it you probably know some folks who feel this way, even though they don't speak about it.  You may even be one yourself.

The symptoms are wide and varied according to the individual but it always ends up with us feeling we're on the outside looking in, not in the loop and not getting the memos. There is this prevailing feeling that we simply don't belong here on this violent, greed infested dust ball on the material plane.

We cannot understand why the morals and issues so important to us don't seem to matter in the cold world we travel through: This place is alien to folks like us, and that makes finding our way somewhere between difficult and impossible.

One would think such feelings wouldn't be so prevalent what with this being the dawn of the Aquarian age and all that, but it just isn't as simple as moving from  one year into the next.  What we're dealing with here are cycles and patterns that play out over the course of 26,000 years.   As the precession of the equinox winds it's way backwards thru the celestial zodiac; earth spends roughly two thousand years in each of the 12 zodiac signs.

After spending the previous 2000 years passing thru the sign of Pisces we're now  witnessing the collapse of a world system built around power, greed war and wealth.  Considering that the attributes of Aquarius are just about polar opposite of Pisces, there is bound to be some turbulence, and we are seeing it every day now.  We're currently traversing the 4th dimensional space-time known as the Kali Yuga, the last of 4 repeating world cycles, and it is called "The age of Vice."

It is this deteriorating, crumbling edifice of the Kali Yuga that's causing all the chaos and insanity we're seeing everywhere.  Time is now up for those who have prevailed & profited from this Age of Vice: but they don't want to leave the stage or willingly allow the changes which must now manifest.  The very nature of vice itself. 

We cannot hope to see the full bloom of Aquarius until after the end of the Kali Yuga, and on that score there is some good news, and some not so good news.   The good news is that all of my research & calculations on the Kali Yuga indicate that it's final end will come in the year 2025, just eight more years!  The not so good news is that the world will be in transition until the year 2325; so none of us are going to see Aquarius in this incarnation.   Get used to seeing soldiers with heavy weapons on every street corner.  This is why so many of us declare that we don't want to come back to this place; we don't want to get stuck with clean-up duty.

   Only Dead Fish Go With the Flow

Over the last several years we've seen increasing interest in 11:11 and what it's true meaning is.  There are seemingly an endless number of explanations but the one that rings true for my soul is that it is a specific message coded into human DNA, and that message is, "Return Home".  Our source (home) is in the 11th dimension. 
Prior to coming here we agreed to multiple incarnations in 3D for various reasons that would serve evolution, enlightenment and our own spirits.  When we see 11:11 we're being reminded to wrap things up here and return home, return to source; in the 11th dimension.  Our work is nearly done here.

If these concepts are confusing try thinking of the different dimensions as frequency wavelengths rather than some place on a cosmic map.  We're being reminded that we do not originate from this place, it's just our 'day job' so to speak.

Planet Earth is a school, and the curriculum is all about balancing negativity and embracing divinity.  You're either here to learn these lessons or teach them; and in some cases both. This is where they send those who still don't get the whole love/unity vibration; and those of us who are wanting off the planet were talked (or tricked) into coming here to be teachers and healers.  Its like the old time school houses where all grades are taught in the same building, in our case, planet.  Some of us are closer to graduation than the unwashed masses who think Trump is their hero, and who cannot think past  black Friday.  

We're here for them.

If we cannot teach them to embrace the love/unity vibration, then maybe the best we can do for anyone at this point is show them the way to the exit.  If we can just find it ourselves.

As I see it, the only way out is UP; as in lifting our vibration higher.  Yes, at first this will make the symptoms of alienation more acute, but after a while it makes you stronger. The first part of lifting our vibration is to detach from the constraints of the material world, to stop believing in the limitations "they" place on us.  By now most of us are pretty battered by this sojourn.  We're weary after a lifetime of struggle, confusion and insufficient information.  After all the effort by so many for so long it's sometimes hard to see the progress.  These are the kinds of things that'll get you wanting to leave this planet.

The sexual predator misconduct by powerful men seemed forever to be a permanent part of our culture; until very recently.  All that has changed now with the "me too" movement blasting the lid off and ending the careers of a growing list of such predators.  Judge Roy Moore could not escape it, and neither will Donald Trump.  We will never allow things to go back the way they were. 

Even a few years ago normalizing same sex marriage and making it the law of the land seemed impossible.  Change IS happening, and we will come to see even more; but as already stated, it's moving glacially slow.

Maybe we're feeling so homesick because we think the light  has abandoned us to fend for ourselves in this school turned into a spiritual wasteland.  The one thing we fight most consistently in this life is insecurity.  It is our constant nemesis from cradle to grave; and that which puts that sharp edge on the weariness of the soul.  If you're dealing with insecurity, then here's something to consider:  With this entire spiritual migration hanging in the balance, as well as bringing Earth into the 5th dimension as the Kali Yuga comes to an end; do you think source would trust the outcome to anyone but their very best warriors?  We're the "A Team" folks!

King Corruption has waged a full court press offensive against anything that empowers the individual spiritually.  The age of vice wants to continue forever; but to do that, it must (try to) break the cycle of the Yugas by using pacification technologies to put humanity into a kind of arrested development; preventing us from breaking the threshold of enlightenment.

"If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities; we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced." 
                                                     ~ Fox Mulder ~

 The stressful symptoms of 4D are very strong now, stripping away the thin veneer of plausibility, and exposing all to the sad fact that corruption has been king for a goodly while now as the world clings to hope, salvation and deliverance.

Well, all that hope went away with last years (s)election of Trump as our president.  With each passing day he does his best to destroy the work of his predecessor and remove laws which protect the environment.   We would have to look long and hard to find a more despicable human being than Donald Trump; which is why it doesn't bother me at all that he has spent 109 days, a third of his presidency, playing golf at one of his properties. The hope is that if he's focused on his backswing, maybe we all get a break; but he always has his twitter phone handy, when it's been too long since his latest nasty attack on someone.

The reason we must focus on raising our personal vibrational frequency is two-fold.  First, if you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there, so it really helps to set a destination in mind.  The other reason is because when we do increase our vibration, others will see it, so instead of telling them something, you're showing them how to do it.  It's why we're called way showers and light workers.

All of us here on this planet are part of a grand experiment, a kind of spiritual migration; to see if we could be separated from source, and then find our way back to it.  The problem is that it's a "team sport" sort of thing: We came here together as a soul group, and that is how we must return...nobody left behind.  Not even Trump.

A leading cause of much of my own weariness resembles a cosmic version of Russian roulette wherein every year another friend dies, some years two. Seven friends gone in just the last six years.  It not only has me wondering who will be next, I of course also wonder if this year it will be me. I don't care anymore; I just want to go home.
 Even now I must bear witness to another close friend dying from cancer; its with me every day because she and her husband (who is my business partner), live just upstairs.  I never get used to those midnight runs to the emergency room, or the long hours that follow, waiting for the phone to ring.

Another thing I'm very tired of is not being able to buy any phone or battery powered device that doesn't turn into an IED anti-personnel bomb.  Why, why, why do we accept such incompetence as normal?  Why do we allow even one such device to be sold?  The answer is the aforementioned pacification technologies such as chemtrails, flu shots, GWEN towers, and wild fires.  "They" have correctly wagered that if they keep us sick, lethargic and apathetic we won't fill the streets unless it's to buy the newest version of telephones that explode in your pants.  "They"  know that if they bombard us with social media and GMO foods we will accept anything regardless of how absurd: case in point, Donald Trump!  "They" know you don't like thinking about Fukushima, so they help by making it a forbidden subject throughout the six corporations who own all the media on the planet. 

The internet is full of good ideas (& some stupid ones) on how to maintain our balance and sanity in such times as we are living in now.  Some 'golden oldies' are still as good as ever, so I pass them along in case you've forgotten.

Spend more time alone in the wilderness whenever possible, reconnecting with the planet.  A trip to the Brooks range isn't necessary, any nice quiet forest will do, or deserted ocean shoreline, or whatever calls to your soul.

Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired; all things in moderation. 
Take what you need and leave the rest.

Most of all though, follow your heart, not the demands of social engineers.  The heart will not compete with the raucous noise of the dying Kali Yuga; so to make certain we are listening, it always whispers, forcing us to tune out the unimportant.

Of course we must pursue these spiritual imperatives while also trying to conduct a happy, successful and meaningful life on the planet amid all the sleeping dreamers, not always so easy to accomplish.

It seems most humans nowadays are all stuck in the lower 3 chakras, seemingly unable or unwilling to bridge the heart chakra and activate the upper chakra system.  We need to start living in the transpersonal chakras; this is what is meant by raising our vibration. 

Another thing that helps to raise your vibration is to let go of those things, people and beliefs that no longer serve a purpose in your life. Lighten up, literally, and just dump them.  Cut away the dead weight, Klingons & parasites.  Try this; go through all your belongings; and anything you haven't used or touched in the last year, just give it away.  They're called possessions for a good reason.

About the time the age of vice began; this fellow Christ walked the Earth with a simple message, "Love One Another" and ever since we've been killing each other over how he said it.

                 ~ Incoming ~
             A sampling of some recent comments from readers of the blog.

"I am weary beyond belief, I keep thinking to myself I want to go home.  I don't belong here anymore.  But I don't even know where home is...;( "
" I have two great fears.  One of them is unfulfilled potential,  The other is that I reincarnate again as a human being; I hope I learn what I need to learn this go-around because I sure as hell don't want to come back again."
"I've been dragging my ass to work after the latest holiday chemdump aerial attack. I have an arsenal of homeopathic crap to keep me grade H202,collidial silver, a long list of herbs and seeds, frequency generators, all to keep me in the game for more of what can only be called slow torture.  There is no rest. Endure. Very tired here boss."  
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tis the Season

I knew it was going to be a bad week when two different light bulbs burned out the same day, taking out both my desk lamps.  As they lay there alongside each other in the trash can the twin dead light bulbs kind of spoke to me; so what follows is part explanation & part translation of that message.

My PTSD frequently keeps me up all night these days; there is a feeling in the air that something is about to happen and I somehow need to bear witness when it goes down, so I'm back in news hawk mode.   I can feel it out there, like some unseen predator about to pounce on unsuspecting prey...

I didn't have long to wait...It was the recent shootings in Red Bluff, California. I know a few people in that community and it's where my best friends call home.

Everywhere it's just guns, guns, guns.  We are swamped and inundated with the details of so many shootings every single day we have to numb ourselves to it lest it incapacitate us.  America has become a shooting gallery carnival ride, and its just another part of the grand scheme to lock us into a fascist dictatorship once and for all. Senseless random shootings are increasing almost as if by design, it's part of a larger plan intended to take "us" our of the equation.  Just one of several pacification technologies currently being used on citizens around the planet.

Have you noticed that the future isn't being built, it's being destroyed?  Everywhere we look all we can see are decaying systems falling apart.  We see "wars and rumors of wars;" & we're seeing still greater chaos coming at us as the captains of industry continue poisoning the environment unabated.

Psychopaths & sociopaths are having a field day, whether stalking their prey in our neighborhoods, or the halls of government; they seem to all have the immunity idol and never seem to get voted off the island.

We are five years into this age of Aquarius paradigm and finding ourselves seeing and dealing with the death throes of the Kali Yuga. 

Wherever greed and lust for power have enjoyed their time at the top; they are now falling in upon themselves and clawing for survival.  You can see it every day.  Not only is their day in the sun coming to an abrupt end; they don't know how to stop it or fix it.  They don't even know that they can't stop it.

To Get Along, Go Along

Take for example increasing number of powerful men being outed and losing their career over sexual misconduct and worse.  There's a new one almost every day.  Whether its the entertainment industry, politics; the houses of government or the world of business & finance.  There is even a urophiliac sexual predator/rapist in the white house oval office who has over 15 female accusers, and his day too, will arrive when he must answer for his wrongdoings.

"When you're a star they let you do it;
you can do anything,
Grab 'em by the pussy"
                                ~ Donald Trump ~

Trump is the quintessential schoolyard bully, being that; to conceal his many flaws and insecurities; and I suspect it is the same with all male sexual predators.  Trump is so typical of those who feel privileged above and beyond the rest of us.  I wonder if he is aware that the way his face contorts when he is pleased makes him look like he drank a glass of mad hatter bladder splatter?

This mindset of sexual abuse has been ingrained in our business, politics & government for so many decades, as just an extension of the domination of women in our culture. 
Look at all the products that depend on exploiting scantily clad sexy women to sell, and nobody seems to care much about how that influences our male dominated culture.  What do you suppose are the subliminal messages young boys & girls are getting from hyper-sexy commercials?

Sexual harassment in politics is so rampant that female staffers at the white house and senate have long had an informal "creep list" of  over 50 politicians to avoid being around. To say that sexual misconduct is rampant in the halls of American politics is not an exaggeration; our history is full of it but let's just look at some prime examples like Ted Kennedy (Google: Chappaquiddick ), Senator Bob Packwood, Anthony Wiener, a whole separate list of men who predate on young boys and of course our last vice president Joe Biden who has a long history (with photos) of very inappropriate touching, groping, and general all-around creepiness.  The reason he was never publicly accused, humiliated and fired is because he was never in a position of any real power.

We kind of expect it when some vile politician gets busted for being a sexual predator; but it's a different story when one your favorite actors, singers or role models turns out to just be another creep.  Puts us into re-evaluation mode.  In the two months since the Harvey Weinstein story broke there have been multiple accusations levied against another 18 men in politics and entertainment, including Matt Lauer of ABC news.

We have predatory business practices, predatory banking & predatory marketing
so why get upset over a few sexual predators to round out society to the least common denominator?  It is simply amazing what we get used to, and what we allow to pass for normal; and it is what sickens the soul into a spiritual depression nearly impossible to reason ourselves out of.  So we do our best not to think of it.

Don't Rock the Boat

It's almost as if the Harvey Weinstein story hit at exactly the right time to cause the flood of other predators being outed in the bright light of day, watch them as they squirm like the vampires they are.  This is not just a weird coincidence or synchronicity, as I said previously this is the end of the Kali Yuga, the falling down time for the Piscean age; and mark my words, we're soon going to see more of these cascading revelations as one after another, the old paradigms crumble beneath the gravity of their own corruption.

Another example of how the old paradigms are dying and falling is when the people of Alabama decided on the side of decency by rejecting [by a narrow margin] pedophile Judge Roy Moore's run for the US Senate.  Sending a sexual predator of young girls to the senate when others were being forced out for lesser [but equally unacceptable]  misconduct was just too much. 

I was astounded to see so many Alabama residents interviewed who didn't have a problem with Moore's attractions to their underage daughters.  Can't help but wonder if Roy's supporters would be so supportive had he been after their teenage sons instead.

Unfortunately it will  be some time yet before we can start dancing in the streets to celebrate the fall of the system, we still have to survive until the downfall is complete, and what comes after.  there will be more mayhem, more chaos as the dying paradigms try to take us all down with them.  Bless them, then release them, but do not get caught up in their devious mind games and doublespeak.

We're in dystopian time now, where cognitive dissonance & Cassandra syndrome call the shots.  Feelings of powerlessness pervade as the majority of us sleepwalk thru life with the mentality of a battered housewife, unable & unwilling to find our own voice for fear of losing what little we have left. 

Why is it that the one thing most endangering the future of every living human is the one thing nobody wants to talk about?  It wasn't mentioned even once during the entire 2016 presidential campaign.  It is never mentioned in the "news" media despite being the most important story in modern times, perhaps ever.  Doesn't that strike you as being disturbingly odd?  We intentionally exclude the subject of Fukushima from our stream of consciousness because we know we can do nothing about it.  Thinking about things we're powerless over brings a certain  kind of stress to the soul, not so much the mind ...if only stupidity was painful and radiation was visible; we would be living in  a much different world than this one.

I was 14 years old in 1963 when Buddhist priest Thich Quang Duc set himself on fire in Saigon to protest the communist takeover of his country.  That level of total commitment made a most indelible impression on  my young mind.  As I watched it on live TV the purity of his soul moved me, and no doubt helped shape the person I became.

We just don't see that level of commitment to anything these days, I guess its gone out of style.  Maybe it just takes more than that to shake us awake from our slumber nowadays.  How about you, is there anything so offensive to your soul that you'd burn yourself alive to protest it, to try to force change? 

So we come back around to those  two burned out light bulbs in my trash can, we're losing light... we're going backwards into depravity instead of forward into enlightenment. We're insanely still trying to power our planet with a finite supply of oil from the ground; when we should be using the infinite supply of solar power.

 I'm so tired of this consensus reality that seems only to produce people who are impervious to reason and strangers to empathy.  So tired of the willful blindness to effects and legacy from Fukushima generations from now.

At the recent Thanksgiving dinner table, after the main course, conversation turned toward the recent wildfires; and how grateful we were to have been missed by the flames.  We talked about how total strangers were laying everything on the line to help people they didn't know.  Then someone asked, "Why aren't we that way all the time?"  Pretty interesting question, don't you think?

On any given day its just as likely the same people being heroes one day would have run you off the road the day before.  We have become distrustful, disdainful and intolerant of our own species, in all it's many forms: unless they're injured or in harm's way, it seems the only time we consider their souls. 

But drop a decent emergency or disaster on us, no matter how nasty and we rise to the occasion, and become our brothers keeper.  Why only then?  What gives?  Why would it be so hard to just be that way all the time?

So here we are in the land of 200 dollar blue jeans and restaurants so expensive the food eats you.   While it keeps our focus upon the eternal rat race, beneath our notice & concern, the system literally drowns our children with all forms of violence in all forms of entertainment media; so they'll consider it as being normal in real life.  Conditioned and programmed. 

We shouldn't be living this way, and we know that.  But who stands up to change it?

What specifically & exactly is wrong with us?

T'is the season as they say, when our hearts and minds are filled with peace on earth and good will toward men.  Why just a few days at the end of every year, instead of all the time?  Isn't it just pretending, if we only think spiritually at the appointed times?  Aren't we all just pretending when we know life isn't supposed to be this way, but silently partake in it anyway?

Those of us who have been playing midwife trying to help kick start the age of Aquarius
have been at it for a long time, all the while understanding we're dealing with cosmic changes which move at glacial speed.  It hurts our souls to see the many atrocities being carried out as the old ways die and the new world emerges from the ashes like a phoenix.  It brings a certain world weariness the Germans call Welt Schmerz, a kind of sentimental pessimism that leaves us fearing for the future.

Mayhem surrounds us with police killings of black youth without punishment, spree killers, serial killers, the on-going street executions of policemen.  Something is wrong with our society, it's been wrong for so long that we are lost when we try to deal with it rationally. (you can't)  It's an affliction of the soul that we become acclimated to, and that is the source of the spiritual depression that has a death grip on joy, peace and happiness.  Still more horrifying is the sure knowledge that the world our children inherit from us will be all the worse for our unwillingness to dismantle the system

Just this week I watched two different, unrelated videos of policemen killing unarmed black men.  One was the shooting of Walter Scott by Michael Slager who emptied his gun into Scott's back as the youth ran away.  The other video was from a recent incident in San Francisco where a rookie cop murdered a black man who was on hands & knees begging not to be shot, the rookie killed him anyway.  Former officer Slager is going to jail for 20 years, but the rookie got off, his shooting ruled as "good".  The message this sends to cops is simple, shoot on sight, Just don't shoot them in the back.

 I sometimes enjoy watching Stephen Colbert's late show, and especially so after another recent shooting event.  He used a tiger as analogy for this epidemic of public shootings happening weekly across this country.  He asks wouldn't we band together as a village to figure out a way to end the violence if a tiger was attacking it every week or so?  Yes, we might defend ourselves somehow, or maybe some other remedy; but we wouldn't just continue to sit silent and still watching the carnage continue would we?  another good question!

"Never compromise, not even in the face of Armageddon"

And still, everyone goes about their pitiful little lives as if all this is somehow tolerable, or normal; as if they don't feel at the core of their souls that things aren't supposed to be this way.  We don't dare acknowledge to ourselves that a better way to live exists, because if we did it would drive us to the peak of insanity.

Last week I was watching the evening news just to see how horrible to feel, and after the usual nonsensical crap, they began talking about a world war 2 veteran dying in a video tape at a nursing home.  I couldn't believe my eyes, watching the dying mans nurse in the same room turn her back and ignored him as he begged for air.  The worst part of this story wasn't the cruelty of the nurse or the death of the Veteran, it was the fact that this was the human interest story at the end of the newscast!  This year we have enough Welt Schmerz to go around, plenty for everyone.

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"We're Not Powerless"

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Staying in the Flow

Poets and philosophers have long used the analogy that life is a river;
as well they should, owing to the many similarities between the two.
Water is life, after all, and our sojourn between birth & death
is a river thru time, which we explore with our bodies.

Life can be a wet, twisting, wild ride in times such as these,
where the scenery speeds by too fast to see clearly;
and the dangers & threats grow out of control,
leaving us longing for the backwater eddy of the bottomlands.

Life can also mimic the stale & stagnant waters of swampland
where the sickly waters never flow for
the reptiles & flying insect vampires living there ...
laying in wait to prey upon those unlucky enough to be lost there.

Somewhere between the extremes there is a tranquil place
where the gurgling waters of a clear meadow brook
become a welcome reprieve for the weary feet
of those who have long been on this sojourn.

The waters of rapid change leave us clinging to shore,
lest we be swept downstream,
like so much flotsam or jetsam 
but the current just beats us to death the more we try to hang on.

To survive these turbulent times
We must let go the tattered roots we cling to
at the rivers edge...just let go
and trust the flow.

The energies of life also flow very much like a river
and will treat you quite differently
depending upon where you are located
within the flow of that energy.

Somewhere between the extremes there is a place
the athletes & performers call "the zone."
It is the eye of the hurricane where life's energies
become an elegant flow in which all things are possible.

For a great many of us on the spiritual path, the journey becomes
one of being in the flow of life's energies as much as possible;
but it becomes hard, because the flow doesn't race around making us chase it,
We let the pace of life & politics pull us away from the flow.

The flow is like a gentile, spring rain shower...
you know when you're in it - no guesswork involved
Conversely, you could be standing just outside the flow
never knowing how close you were. 

Intuition is your compass for finding the flow
It is felt rather than seen
and nobody can lead you there,
you must find it on your own.

When we are in the flow of life's energies
things just become easier.
There is just less resistance in everything we do,
and a feeling we can accomplish anything.

Our spirit thrives on being in the flow,
and can grow bitter if deprived of it too long.
It's almost as if being in the flow
is our natural state of being.

Being in the flow is never to be confused with
"Going with the flow" which is only
the modern doublespeak catch phrase
for total conformity.

If you follow your bliss,
it can lead you to the flow,
but bliss cannot keep you there,
Only intent & focus can do that.

Ignoring the chaotic world around us
won't get us back into the grace of the flow;
any more than it would bring peace,
but putting chaos in perspective can help.

I have never known anyone
who found the flow by accident.
You must first have the intention,
and then the desire to find such peace.

Sometimes the flow can be a physical location
where life seems to magically prefer your success;
but most often however it's where you are mentally
that determines if you are in the flow.

I once saw a painting of the Buddha
sitting, and smiling peacefully while
all around him was burning in chaos.
That is being in the flow!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

America Has PTSD

I had this dream the other night, which began normally enough I suppose.  I was in a nightclub sitting at a table, waiting for George Carlin to come onstage for a show.  I saw him once in Seattle, so again, normal enough.

With a few minutes to go I was joined by my late friend Mike who was also an avid Carlin fan.  We sure saw a lot of Grateful Dead shows together, so everything still felt pretty normal.  He grinned that big toothy grin of his, saying "It figures I'd find you here."
We had just finished ordering drinks when we are joined unexpectedly by another late friend, Daniel, who remarked about how good I was looking.  You could say I was starting to see a pattern emerging when a third recently departed friend; Victor grabbed the remaining chair. He looks at me with those smiling eyes of his and says, "I wasn't sure you'd make it for the show..." and with that the curtain goes up, the footlights come on and George Carlin saunters onto a stage made to look like a courtroom for his one night only performance of "The Case Against Trump."

As much as I would dearly love to see that performance, I'm not so eager to fulfill the prerequisite for attendance, so I can only hope there is Netflix in the hereafter.  Of course when I woke up, Carlin's wit and wisdom were not among the memories of the dream, just seeing my friends again was enough as I was able to tell them all how good it was to see them again.  The dream was a kindness from my subconscious, a kind of reprieve from the increasing restlessness and chaos now surging across the country.

In a recent post I wrote about the condition known as PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it isn't just for combat veterans anymore.  Survivors of the California wildfires and Las Vegas sniper have it, as do survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and those who survive childhood horrors.  Basically any experienced traumatic event can leave behind a list of symptoms not to be envied.  Survivors of trauma also very often acquire a type of PTSD called survivor guilt.  We recently saw a great deal of this kind after the wildfires; where entire neighborhoods burned, but only on one side of a street...leaving some homes undamaged with neighbors reduced to ash.  Many who survived the fires whole and intact are now dealing with the unjustified and illogical guilt over having survived.  The same applies to survivors of the Las Vegas sniper who lived while those right next to them were cut down, there's a ton of survivor guilt there as well, and the list goes on and on.

The symptoms can vary depending on the person and the endured trauma; basically the longer the trauma continued, the more severe the symptoms of PTSD will be.  Those affected will have strong aversions to sudden loud noises, and large crowds of people.  They become hyper-vigilant and hyper-alert; needing to know the exact source of unknown sounds or noises.  There are invariably sleep disorders and full scale nightmares.  Any sound, smell, or grouping of specific words can trigger the symptoms.  It becomes all about the fear of the unknown.  The fear of what will happen next.

America has PTSD, President Trump Stress Disorder and it gets worse every day he remains in power.  The explanations offered to 'explain' Trump's erratic and troubling words, tweets & behavior are actually put forth for another, darker reason: to conceal his dessert tray of mental disorders.  Every day that passes brings us all closer to the inevitable showdown resulting in Trumps impeachment, or removal under the auspices of the 25th amendment.

Duty to Warn
Beneath the 24-7 Trump news cycle of absurdity there exists the fact that Donald Trump has a rather nasty collection of mental disorders; which accredited psychologists around the country are now openly discussing in public for those who have eyes to read and ears to hear, that is if you aren't inside a 'news bubble' of your own design. 

Psychologist Dr. John Gartner is the founder for a governmental watchdog group called Duty to Warn whose objective is to get Trump removed from power in accordance with the 25th amendment to the US constitution; which lays out the groundwork and pre-requisites for removing a president who is proven to be mentally incapable of performing the job of our president.

Trump favors Twitter for communications because with his mental disorders; complete, understandable sentences are not required.  Just an impulse.  Twitter also appeals to his hyperplasic ego which cannot seem to ever get enough praise: even if it has to come from him.  Perhaps this is why he gets a daily briefing of positive press stories & video about him from his staff, to placate him.  This is what Senator Bob Corker meant last week when he said. "The white house has been relegated to being an adult day care center."

Do you remember listening to President Obama delivering a speech?  I recall how he frequently would pause briefly in mid-sentence: I like a president who considers the impact his words may have, before he speaks them.  Not Trump.  With him we just get the unfiltered gibberish as it passes through his brain.

Trump has proven repeatedly that he has no regard whatsoever for the feelings of others, like when he referred to slain soldier Sgt. La David Johnson as "Your guy" during a condolence call to his grieving widow.  Any sane, decent man would admit his errors and apologize.  Not Trump; he not only denies ever saying that, he then engaged in a twitter feud with the widow, and congresswoman Frederick Wilson who heard the call in question. 

How convenient is it that the white house now says there is no transcript or recording of that condolence call?  Trump has a long established record of denying facts which are there for all to see and hear, starting with his inauguration crowd size.  He has also proven himself to be a pathological liar in almost every single thing he says.

Trump takes credit for things that were a done deal before he ever ran for office, like keeping jobs at a car plant, and releasing the classified files on the JFK assassination.  Trump blatantly claims the glory for things he never touched or had anything to do with; like last week when he claimed ISIS was surrendering because he is president! Theater of the absurd.  When faced, and challenged with the true facts in such cases, Trump doubles down on his own stupidity, insists he is right, then viciously attacks.  His behavior is childish in basic nature, and is only being tolerated because Putin bought our election last year. 

Sugar, Coffee, Tobacco & Bananas
A full month after Puerto Rico was totally wiped off the map by hurricane Maria on September 20th*, and Trump still won't sign the waiver allowing non-military ships to deliver goods to the island, which exponentially increases the amount of life-giving aid already rotting away in warehouses waiting for someone somewhere to give a fuck.  Meanwhile, the repair contract for $300 million dollars to restore all electric services to the entire island was awarded to a Montana company named Whitefish Energy; a company with just two (2) employees.  Smells like rotten bananas to me.

There is a reason why Trump and his republican businessmen henchmen are doing nothing about the disaster in Puerto Rico and it can be found by even the most casual glance thru the pages of history.  Puerto Rico was the last Spanish outpost for their colonization of the Americas, that is until in 1898 when the Americans invaded the island during the Spanish-American war, and just kept it. American businessmen saw the perfect climate for agriculture with a self replicating workforce of the poverty stricken; and wasted very little time in dividing the island up amongst themselves. 

 In 1917 all island residents became United States citizens upon passing of The Jones Act, which also ironically forbade any non-us government ships from delivering food and goods to the island.  This bill is why Trump claims he cannot save the island.  All he has to do is sign a temporary waiver for disaster relief.  He loves those photo ops of him signing new executive orders; but not this time.  He'll have none of that!  He has repeatedly refused to sign a waiver.  It's almost like he derives some perverse pleasure in knowing he is keeping life saving aid from that devastated island.

By 1930 industry and commerce had dropped and the island became less and less profitable for U.S. businesses.  Then on Sept 27th* 1932 Puerto Rico was devastated by hurricane San Ciprein; killing over 300 and causing 900 million in damage in todays dollars. * (Category 5 Hurricanes 85 years apart to the week.)  The American government ended up shelling out a small fortune to rebuild after the hurricane, a debt they passed on to the government and citizens of the US commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a debt they can never repay, by design and intent. 

Puerto Rico became our very own Banana Republic, and home to thousands of ex-pat American citizens as well.  We still don't have an accurate death toll from Puerto Rico, or even a date for when those supplies are to be delivered.  Now that history has repeated itself, Trump & associates don't want it to repeat again, so they're taking a pass on the rebuilding this time.  Eventually it will be bulldozed over and become something else once the land is bought at prices rivaling outright theft. 

How do we go about treating a nation with President Trump Stress Disorder?  What can be done about lessening its effects?  A good start might be a group of politicians showing enough spine to confront emperor Trump the first.  Remove now, replace later. 

The trouble is we are in a race against time.  With unwanted legal action pending on everything including Russian collusion; the chances increase for Trump doing something horrific to divert world attention from his legal future.  Why should he worry about the effect of his inflammatory remarks when he has a nuke proof bomb shelter to ride it out in?

When you corner someone with PTSD, or inundate them with more chaos than they can process, they often fight back by lashing out, sometimes violently.  Sometimes they just have a total emotional breakdown and go a bit berserk.  As more and more American citizens succumb to the symptoms of having PTSD, the more we may see such random acts of violence.  Was it President Trump Stress Disorder that sent the Las Vegas sniper over the edge.  How about the Florida man police caught with an arsenal similar to the Vegas sniper's collection?  Or the Florida serial killer terrorizing Tampa. Do they also have President Trump Stress Disorder, and what is it about Florida??

"I rise to say...ENOUGH!"
There is no doubt about it, America has President Trump Stress Disorder, and to see it you have to look no further than the US senate.  On Tuesday Arizona Senator Jeff Flake took the floor to speak to the Senate about Trump.  He said "I rise to say...ENOUGH..."  Calling Trump "Undignified, reckless and outrageous.  The republican senator announced he would not seek re-election; citing among other things Trump's "personal attacks, threats against our principals, freedoms and institutions.  He emphasized "Trump's flagrant disregard for the truth," and even the most basic decency. Flake went on about "The reckless provocations, most often for the pettiest and most personal of reasons.  To his peers, Flake added a warning, that "their silence would equal complicity."  [full video below]

"People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil
when the real conflict is between truth and lies."
                                                            ~ Don Miguel Luis~

Senator Bob Corker who said last week that the white house was "little more than an adult day care center" smelled the blood in the water and renewed his attack Tuesday, calling Trump "An utterly un-truthful president."  Senators Flake and Corker are spearheading a growing cadre of republicans to throw the gauntlet down on Trump.  Blood in the water, feeding time in the swamp.

Is this the beginning of the end for Trump; perhaps setting the ground work and mood to enact the 25th amendment to have him de-throned due to mental incapacity?  We can only hope for that or full-on impeachment: whatever process removes him from power the quickest...the 25th amendment, Impeachment, or (using his own words) "those 2nd amendment folks.

Bill O'Reilly and Harvey Weinstein were each forced out of their careers after multiple accusations of sexual harassment: but Trump with his list of 15 such accusations gets to play president.  Yeah, that'll give a country some President Trump Stress Disorder, and most likely some anger as well.  Too much raw input, too much planned chaos; all happening at a time when most Americans are more afraid of their government than terrorism.

Yes, America has a rousing case of President Trump Stress Disorder, and if we do not remove him from office like cutting out a malignant growth; it will soon spread across the planet like Fukushima fallout.  Other countries with whom America has always had good relations are now looking elsewhere for leadership and respect.  Those dominoes will continue to fall as long as the malignant growth remains in power. 

So now my Vietnam PTSD has President Trump Stress Disorder, like a pet from hell.  They romp around together playing merry hob with my head and dreams, but that's OK because no matter how much more insane things get, before the insane emperor is removed from office; I hold firm in the belief that when I'm done here, George Carlin will be doing his Case Against Trump show, and Mike will have tickets waiting at the will call window.

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"I stand to say ... ENOUGH!"  ~ Sen. Jeff Flake

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