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The Hon. Paul Hellyer interview with Luke Rudkowski on Government Cover Up of Alien Contact

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“Lying is the Modus Operandi of the Whole System.”

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Alexandra Bruce
February 11, 2015

This is a hot-off-the-presses and explosive interview by WeAreChange’s Luke Rudkowski with the first and only cabinet-ranking official from a G8 nation to have publicly stated a belief in extraterrestrials: the impressively sprightly 91-year-old, The Hon. Paul Hellyer.

Paul Theodore Hellyer, PC is a Canadian engineer, politician, writer and commentator who has had a long and varied career, which included being Canada’s Minister of Defense. Hellyer is the longest-serving current member of the Privy Council.

Hellyer goes into detail about his face-to-face meetings between US officials and of these officials’ direct experience with extraterrestrials and about the sharing of alien technology with humans, under the aegis of US Black Budget programs.

Hellyer suggests that the reality of UFOs and aliens and the official secrecy and the hoarding of information regarding same, is inextricably tied to the plans of of a powerful, fascist group of people, who plan to institute, by means of extreme force and genocide, a completely fascist New World Order (although he does not use that last term, specifically).

This is one of the themes of his recently-released book, ‘The Money Mafia: The World in Crisis.’ [Much to my surprise, an FKTV subscriber has informed me that I am personally cited twice in this book – so I’ve got to buy it, now!]

He suggests that the full disclosure of the alien reality on Earth is something that could help foil the large-scale genocidal plans, which this fascist group has planned for
the people of Earth.

To this end, Hellyer advocates Amnesty for all participants in Black Budget human-alien projects, so that they can be held immune from the crimes they were forced to commit while employed at these jobs and so that they can come forward without fear of reprisals 
for breaking their oaths of secrecy and freely share their information about these projects, which are illegal, in and of themselves, having been conducted without any legal oversight, with the use of US Taxpayer money.

Hellyer also suggests that official ET disclosure must come sooner, rather than later, as the current trajectory of US-dominated geopolitics can only lead the planet to disaster.

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To find out more about Paul Hellyer and his new book, check out:

http://www.paulhellyerweb.com/


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What is action? | Charles Eisenstein

One thing I love about the present time is how SO many people are aware. So many people have awakened or are in the process of doing so. Those who have been doing this for decades are no longer feeling like lone voices in the wilderness of colonized post industrial dystopian society.

So much that got me labeled as crazy, ignored, mocked, shunned etc for most of my life has now become central to global intellectual discourse. People are coming together to learn, grow and actively solve the truly huge problems facing humanity and our beautiful planet.

I’m so grateful! It’s also a novel but wonderful feeling to be a part of the zeitgeist, thinking about and discussing the same range of issues and ideas.

I bet a lot of you are also feeling this sense of amazement and relief- “I’m not alone!”. We are all facing these big problems together.

I have long appreciated Charles Eisenstein’s perspective and writing. I think his essay today is particularly relevant to the theme of Spirit In Action.

I started this blog to share my perspective that spiritual growth and political activism are both necessary but not sufficient to solve the vast mess our species currently faces.

I hoped others would appreciate the idea. I also hoped I would meet people who share this perspective, which seemed somewhat unpopular with both groups(spiritual seekers and political activists), except for Starhawk, ReClaiming Covens, a lot of Native activists, and a scattering of others from various other groups.

I believe that when enough people act decisively on both sides (ie personal/internal spiritual work along with political activism, collective action) the seemingly intractable problems of our age will rapidly become solvable.

If you search for Charles Eisenstein on this blog there is a link to his book Sacred Economics free to read online, or download. A full internet search on him should provide a veritable feast of interesting stuff.
Blessings,
ohnwentsya

What is Action?It seems that a few people misread my catalog of the “jaded activist’s” dismissals of various tactics as my own personal disapproval of those tactics. That was not my intent. I especially value the tactics that disrupt the governing stories of our society, and unravel the narratives that underlie oppression and ecocide. The point I was trying to make is that for any “action” one proposes, there is always a reason why it won’t work, why it won’t be enough, why it is a drop in the bucket, why it won’t bring deep enough change… why it is all hopeless.

Personally, of all the tactics I enumerated, I tend to favor civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action the most highly, but even petitions and orderly, permitted protest marches can sometimes be useful. Just setting the record straight here: Charles is not telling everyone to sit at home “being the change.”

On the other hand, I also want to expand the scope of what we consider to be “action.” Conditioned by the ideology of instrumental utilitarianism, which values actions according to their calculable, measurable outcomes (and which is the essential mindset of the investor), we tend to value the big visible actions more than the private, invisible ones that actually take just as much courage, or even more. For every big-name climate activist out there, there are a hundred humble people holding society together with their compassion and service. I cannot emphasize this point enough. I refuse to accept a theory of change in which the humble grandmother taking care of a terminally ill little boy is doing something less important for our future than, say, Bill McKibben.

This is one of my core beliefs: that every act sends ripples out through the matrix of causality; that every act has cosmic significance.

Yet I am not offering these small acts as substitutes for political engagement. I believe that a well-rounded person will engage on many levels, and that when the moment comes, the courage cultivated on the intimate level will translate into the courage to step in front of the riot police. Both come from the same place.

According to our personal qualities and life circumstances, different kinds of action call to us at different times. I want to expand our understanding of what “action” is, to support people in trusting this call. Because our deep mythology valorizes certain kinds of actions, we are often left with the feeling that we are not taking significant action. Furthermore, even those who attempt the actions that are most strongly validated by our dominant theory of change often feel like they aren’t doing enough. Is the state of the environment better or worse than it was 40 years ago? Is transnational finance stronger or weaker? How about the military-industrial complex? The agrochemical industry? Many activists are coming to believe that more of the same is not enough; that we need to act from a different place — and that requires inner work and interpersonal work. i think many common tactics used by environmentalists and political progressives are actually counterproductive — not because they are insufficiently clever, but because they encode some of the same deep worldview from which ecocide and oppression arise as well. I won’t go there now though.

When someone focuses on one level of service to the exclusion of the rest for too long, the result will be a growing dissatisfaction and a desire to grow. One way that growth happens is through the broadening of the scope of one’s vision: for example, to learn about the web of economic and political relationships that is driving ecocide, or to become aware of oppression within one’s own organization, or to recognize one’s own self-delusion, sanctimoniousness, or violence. As we grow, the natural object of our care grows too, and there may be a shift in what calls to us. Someone unaware of climate change isn’t going to do anything to stop climate change.

I think the discomfort that some of the commenters have expressed with the idea of sitting in retreat (and believe me, their discomfort echoes my own) comes from two sources. One is the feeling I referred to above, that “I’m not doing enough.” I’m not doing enough and I can’t do enough and perhaps if I make myself uncomfortable enough about it, I can goad myself into greater efforts. The second is the natural discomfort that arises when the time to grow, to move, to expand is upon us. I suspect I am not the only one who is in the Space Between Stories, not the only one who feels the call to deeper and more effective service. Nor am I the only one who doesn’t have a clue what that looks like. The caution I am offering (to myself mostly) is not to temporarily alleviate that discomfort by reflexively adopting familiar or prescribed kinds of action, just so I can assure myself I’m doing something. Maybe something new wants to emerge. Maybe I need to stop all this traveling and speaking. Maybe that’s getting in the way of my next step. Maybe I need to get my hands in the soil more. Maybe I need to drop my knowledge for a while and learn something radically new, which will then integrate with my old knowledge in ways I cannot imagine.


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Obama says LeBron James ‘did the right thing,’ encourages more athletes to embrace social issues

Obama says LeBron James ‘did the right thing,’ encourages more athletes to embrace social issues
Dec 19, 2014 6:48am PST by Shaun King

In a recent interview with PeopleMagazine, President Obama expressed his support for athletes being socially conscious and how he’d love to see more of it. Asked how he felt about Lebron James and other athletes wearing “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts to honor Eric Garner in their pre-game warmup, President Obama said:

“You know, I think LeBron did the right thing,” Obama told PEOPLE two days after that Cavaliers-Nets game.”We forget the role that Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe and Bill Russell played in raising consciousness,” the president continued.

“We went through a long stretch there where [with] well-paid athletes the notion was: just be quiet and get your endorsements and don’t make waves,” he also said. “LeBron is an example of a young man who has, in his own way and in a respectful way, tried to say, ‘I’m part of this society, too’ and focus attention.”

“I’d like to see more athletes do that,” he added. “Not just around this issue, but around a range of issues.”

At a time where police unions across the country are calling athletes pathetic, ignorant, and demanding apologies for wearing these shirts, it’s very refreshing to see our president stand up for the social consciousness of athletes and even give their actions some historical context.

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/19/1352912/-President-Obama-endorses-athletes-wearing-social-statement-t-shirts-and-encourages-them-to-do-more?detail=email


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YES! Magazine Highlights 28 November, 2014

The best stories of the week from YES! Magazine: Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions

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Police Violence Is Not Inevitable: Four Ways a California Police Chief Connected Cops With Communities

“A critical look at any institution with as much power and authority invested in it as the police is probably a good thing.” READ MORE »

Chris Magnus in Richmond.
Mentally Ill People Often Face Violence From Police—But These Cities Are Trying to Fix That

Crisis Intervention Teams train police officers to understand mental illness without resorting to violence. READ MORE »

Seattle protesters with hands raised yelling "Hands up! Don't shoot!" “I’m Scared to Be a Black Male Walking Down the Street”: Seattle Teens on Why They Skipped School for a #Ferguson March

“We all just left class. As soon as 11:00 came, we stood up and walked out of class. Together as one.” READ MORE »

Photo by Sarah-Ji #Ferguson Thanksgiving: A Former Slave Proposed the Holiday 55 Years Before Lincoln. Why His Version Matters Today

“For some, racial inequality and fear are raw realities every day, and anything inspiring in American history rings false and remote. For others, the call to reflect on injustice feels like a personal accusation. But we are caught in this history together.” READ MORE »

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Angry cook by Shutterstock. Why It’s OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving

Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be. READ MORE »

Half-mile meal by Andy King Photo Essay: At a Half-Mile-Long Table, Chefs, Farmers, and Volunteers Feed a Neighborhood for Free

In St. Paul, Minnesota, artist Seitu Jones wanted to start a community-wide conversation about food access and food justice—and where better to talk than over a good meal? READ MORE »

Palestinian prison library. Undercover University: Palestinians Study Up in Israeli Prisons

More than 40 percent of Palestinian males have spent time in Israeli prisons. The schools that operate within are increasingly important. READ MORE »

Activists, union members, and Detroit residents protest the water shutoffs in Detroit. When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help

Grassroots action has backed down the city’s aggressive water shutoffs. READ MORE »

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Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November…

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There’s a lot of talk of Revolution going around this fifth of November.

The thing we need to remember is, as Albert Einstein once said “A problem is never solved at the level at which it was created. ”

Or, as Audre Lourde expressed it “You can’t tear down the Master’s house using the Master’s tools. ”

If you are tired of the dominator model of society you will never conquer it externally using bombs and guns.

First, it must be cleared from our internal landscape.

For those who believe anarchy is the answer.  The essential meaning of anarchy is ‘None has power over another’ .

So no put downs, no violence,  no focus on being “right” or who is “right”.  It’s hard to switch mental gears after a lifetime in this culture but it is possible to decolonize our minds.

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When we learn to think as fully functional parts of the systems we live within,  our awareness takes on new levels and new breadth.

We are no longer confined to the mental and emotional boxes the dominator culture kept us in.

We are Free.

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