Thursday, 25 December 2008

What's going on?!

If you've been following the mass media news, planet Earth seems like a very hot and scary place. The “war on terror” is never ending, the biggest economic recession in history is being predicted with vast job losses, crime is on the rise, health and education aren't in good shape, there's a looming energy (oil) shortage and the environment is about to eject us from the planet any time now if we don't get our asses in gear. What a mess!

However, if you're fortunate enough (or maybe not) to get your information from the biggest encyclopaedia in the history of humankind, the internet, you probably have a very different picture of what's going on in the world today. Amongst the ever growing array of independent news sources, blogs, social networks, “conspiracy” websites and, most importantly, documentaries, there's a taste for everyone's tongue, most of which free of charge.

The Bad News

But after researching, what some call, “conspiracies” for a while your world view is probably as (or even more) depressing as the poor fellow who watches the BBC news every day or reads his country's top newspaper. After watching a few dozen documentaries, you've learned that:
  • lots of influential people who actually affect your life are known to be part of secret societies, such as the Freemasons, Skull & Bones, or The Bilderberg Group, and you wonder why the rest of the world isn't invited to the party!

  • investigative journalism is an illusion and that mass media are having a huge orgy with governments and global corporations, manipulating the public opinion to fit the agendas of their elite friends.

  • corporations will do anything to increase their profits, often at the cost of their employees or the environment. And it's usually the biggest brands who have little or no ethical values.

  • secret services have always worked under cover to topple the leaders of countries that did not support the views of the imperialistic countries they represent. And, when successful, they've replaced such leaders with their own puppets.

  • democracy is a farce even in what we call “first” world countries.

  • false flag operations are nothing new (this is when a country attacks itself and blames it on someone else as a pretext to start a war or pass a bunch of laws that would be otherwise rejected by a large majority).

  • 9/11 couldn't have been carried out as it did without inside help, either governmental or covert, from within the US. And thus the long term “war on terror” is simply a fabricated excuse to erase human rights and civil liberties.

  • unethical, inhumane and harmful activities, such as waging war and trading arms, are some of the most profitable industries.

  • not only was the current economic system designed to be unstable and corrupt, but many economic collapses have been carefully orchestrated by the global bankers in an attempt to bring societies to their knees. This further centralises their power, facilitating a long term plan for a single world currency.

  • you're unsure if global warming really exists due to carbon dioxide emissions or if it's related to the cycles of the sun spots, since hot and cold ages have always existed on Earth, even before humans showed up.

  • health is just another business, so food is purposelessly loaded with all sorts of harmful chemicals in order to feed the highly profitable and influential pharmaceutical industry. This also explains why “incurable” diseases like AIDS and cancer do not yet have cost-effective treatments.

  • Monsanto and genetically modified foods give you the creeps, and don't understand why GM-supporters ignore the dangers of seed patenting, health problems and the threat of contamination of our precious biodiversity. Do people realise that once released into nature it's practically impossible to recall GMOs?!

  • jet contrails have, in the last couple of decades, mysteriously changed in chemistry and, instead of fading away in about 30 seconds like they used to, now often (but not always!) persist and form hazy yellowish clouds. But no one is looking up!

  • HAARP is a very intriguing technology. Can it really manipulate the weather and create catastrophes that appear to be natural as is claimed?

  • some weird and unexplainable stuff gets captured by NASA's cameras on a regular basis and we hear nothing about it. The Roswell accident and others were real and a few countries have retrieved and managed to back-engineer extra-terrestrial technology. This explains the huge technological boost of the past half century or so.

  • energy isn't as scarce as we're led to believe. New forms of energy were discovered (or back-engineered) a long time ago, maybe as far back as Tesla's era. Zero point energy and over-unity autonomous devices are kept under wraps because energy independence would mean the death of the oil companies, the nuclear industry and the energy grid itself - not to mention the beginning of true human freedom.

  • our freedoms are being eroded day by day and no one seems to notice.

  • all of the above are part of an agenda by the elite to create a New World Order. This would mean a single world government with one currency where all world citizens have chips implanted under their skin to interact with every facet of society.

  • Oh, and then there's 2012, which according to many is the end of the world... as we know it.

  • And many many other “conspiracies”, which I am sure I have missed right now.

At this point it almost seems pointless to live. You don't believe everything you've heard, but the percentage you do believe is enough to make you realise the world is very different from the picture the mass media paints every single day.

Most people continue to wake up and live each day as they always have. This may be a coping mechanism, or they may believe in a higher plan, or simply not care – life's too short to focus on serious issues. Still others want to do something but feel powerless. These are such huge issues so what can one person do? A few courageous ones go on a preaching mission trying to save as many souls as possible before the end of the world, but often end up being ignored or, worse, ridiculed by their “friends”.

So, where is the good news?

The Good News

Usually good news gets little to no attention in the mass media. Ever wondered why that is? If you find an answer I'd love to hear it. It may be hard to believe, I know, but there is some good news:

  • there's a growing movement of people who are aware of the problems and are willing to do something to fix them, especially among younger generations.

  • this movement is forcing an increasing corporate concern about ethical values and a lot of ethical companies are being born. From ethical banks to organic food stores, it's becoming easier to match your values with your actions.

  • open source software is gaining terrain in the largely monopolized software industry.

  • free energy devices are being worked on by independent researchers and groups.

  • eco-villages are sprouting up all over the world as people want to either get more in touch with the Earth, be more self-sufficient and develop a sustainable way of life. Some even have their own currencies.

  • a balanced raw food diet can reverse what Western medicine considers as incurable diseases, such as diabetes. Shocking I know, who knew that you are what you eat!

  • quantum physicists are discovering that everything is made of energy, including that illusion which we perceive as solid matter.

  • studies on meditation reveal that the power of our thoughts affects reality. If this is the case, what could happen if we all started focusing on what we want instead of what we don't want or are afraid of?

  • our genes are affected by our beliefs.

  • permaculture can turn deserts into fertile food forests and provide abundant food while restoring soil, water and ecosystems balance.

  • mushrooms could save the world!

  • and, finally, now we know how it feels to have a stroke!

The list isn't as long as the bad news but it's not a bad start considering how long we've been aware of the problems. Great, so now that we've hopefully raised morale a bit, let's look at some of the solutions we have currently at our disposal.

Every Choice is a Vote

It is my belief that only a change of consciousness can bring about long term change. Similar mentalities will only create similar problems, time after time. As Gandhi said “be the change you want to see in the world”. It may sound like a cliché, I know, but one thing we know for sure we can change is ourselves, both mentally and physically. Why not start there? Let's take personal responsibility for the choices in our life; let's lead by example.

It's unproductive to worry about what may or may not happen in the future. Instead we can focus on the things we can change right now. Every choice we make in our everyday lives affects the world in one way or another. There are many things we can do.

If there's something, such as a system, that we do not like, let's support an alternative system that makes the current one obsolete. If such a system does not yet exist, create one. Since money rules the world, let's vote with our money. Before buying something try to find out what it took to produce it. Buy those products that you want to support. There's no point complaining about globalisation if you drink coke, wear Nikes or eat food that has travelled half way around the world. Or campaign for animal rights if you eat meat or wear leather. If you don't agree with the whole Western way of living become as self-sufficient as possible. If you're aware of the the unsustainability of conventional farming, the dangers of genetically modified organisms, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides then support organic food. Learn about permaculture.

And the changes don't just take place on the outside. It would be hypocritical to expect truth from our politicians, if we aren't truthful to ourselves and those around us. It's unproductive to be part of the anti-war movement if we still think aggressively, such as shouting at the guy who just cut us off in traffic.

Some of these personal changes may seen insignificant or difficult to achieve. But if we really want to be change agents, it's crucial that we to stop looking for other people to fix our problems and start taking responsibility for our own actions.

The world is changing whether we want it or not. It always has and always will. We can allow others to change it for us or we can choose to change it ourselves... consciously.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

What do I really want??!

"The mass media [...] is drumming into you that in order to be a good citizen you have to have a great car, your own house, a family, a career, designer clothes, etc. After seeing this picture of the perfect “member of society” for decades on TV and in print your subconscious has absorbed the information and now you are convinced that you really need all these things (the same of course goes for attitudes and fashions). To get all this you have to really work hard. But you cannot work fast enough. You want these things now. So you buy on credit and with installment plans and slowly but surely you are caught in the net that has been laid out for you so perfectly, and obligations and debts will tie you up for decades.

Add to this the family and the kids, the money for holidays, car repairs, etc. you are finally trapped in the vicious circle “created by yourself”, with your oh so many problems, so you find neither time nor inclination to check whether what you happen to be doing is what you actually want to do.

And then some time you discover that you are not at all happy with what you created in the outer world and that today you would go about it differently but that now it is too late. [...] In addition you might feel inadequate to deal with all the problems and you look for refuge in drugs and alcohol. Once you have reached that point, the race of this life is all but over anyway. Yet some still make it. [...] it's never too late."

~ page 333-4, Secret Societies and Their Power in the 20th Century, 1995 by Jan van Helsing

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Ethical Money

In this materialistic world of ours, I believe the way we spend our money has way more voting power than our vote for the next president. For this reason, lately I've been making a conscious effort to figure out were my money goes and how it's being invested. I was positively surprised to find out that there are banks out there that actually match my values! They're called ethical banks and I'm glad they found me :)

"It's a way for people to connect their money with their own interests and values," says Triodos spokesman, James Niven. "It's something tangible. They are conventional accounts in every other way, except with the big difference that it's completely transparent where the bank is lending. There is a strong demand from people who want to know exactly how their money is being used."

Co-op spokesman Dave Smith says: "It has been driven by consumer demand. It is no coincidence that you see so many fair trade products in the supermarket. Banks can't isolate themselves from this. If people want to buy Fairtrade food, they'll want it in their financial services, too."
~ The Guardian

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Imagine All The People

John Lennon's Imagine song performed by Jack Johnson. One of my favourite lyrics yet.

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Today we Begin a New Transition

Today is Zeitgeist Day

"Today we begin a new transition:
To unify the world in the understanding that
WE ARE ONE social organism, and that the symbiotic
relationship we share with each other and nature itself
is, in fact, the true governing philosophy for our
functionality in this planet."

More at:

Zeitgeist Addendum - Part IV (to be released in Oct. 2008)

Friday, 7 March 2008

What is Meditation?

In this short clip, Dr Deepak Chopra explains in simple terms what meditation is and how it benefits the body.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Where is the Love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm getting older y'all people get colder
Most of us only care about money making
Selfishness got us following the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting their young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what the see in the cinema

Whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love, we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feeling under

That's the reason why sometimes I'm feeling down
It's no wonder why sometimes I'm feeling under
I gotta keep my faith alive, until love is found

Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love lyrics

Friday, 29 February 2008

Gnarls Barkley: Crazy

Love the song, love the lyrics.

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place.
Even your emotions had an echo
In so much space

And when you're out there
Without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?

And I hope that you are having the time of your life
But think twice, that's my only advice

Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
Ha ha ha bless your soul
You really think you're in control

Well, I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
I think you're crazy
Just like me

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it's no coincidence I've come
And I can die when I'm done

Maybe I'm crazy
Maybe you're crazy
Maybe we're crazy

Uh, uh

9/11 Truth: What's Being Covered Up?

CIA analyst for over 27 years, Ray McGovern and a mother of a 9/11 victim talk about what it is like to ask questions about the events of 9/11. A must watch to the end, especially if you believe in the official story of events.

The Truth About Autism

"...27-year-old Amanda Baggs — who is autistic and doesn't speak — describes in vivid and articulate terms what's going on inside her head as she carries out these seemingly bizarre actions.

The YouTube post, she says, was a political statement, designed to call attention to people's tendency to underestimate autistics. It wasn't her first video post, but this one took off. "When the number of viewers began to climb, I got scared out of my mind," Baggs says. As the hit count neared 100,000, her blog was flooded. At 200,000, scientists were inviting her to visit their labs. By 300,000, the TV people came calling, hearts warmed by the story of a young woman's fiery spirit and the rare glimpse into what has long been regarded as the solitary imprisonment of the autistic mind. "I've said a million times that I'm not trapped in my own world,'" Baggs says. "Yet what do most of these news stories lead with? Saying exactly that.""

Source: The Truth About Autism: Scientists Reconsider What They Think They Know

Thursday, 28 February 2008

The Sound of Revolution

An inspirational mix of revolutionary voices with Rob Dougan's video clip of "Clubbed To Death".

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Free Energy Generator

Two Australians have invented an energy generator which relies purely on magnetic fields to produce enough energy (24KW) to power a house. If this is the case, soon we can all free ourselves from the energy grid as we generate our own energy. They say this can even replace the combustion engine, in which case we could all live in peace.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

George Carlin Educating the Public

Here's the American stand up comedian, George Carlin telling it like it is.


"Popular passivity is the goal of all rulers who seek to preserve their entrenched privileges against the claims of the public." ~ Michael Parenti

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke.

“Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand.” ~ Bodie Thoene

“No one cares. Apathy is a disease and some days I long for it.” ~ Zoe Trope

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Bill Hicks Talks About Life

Short clip from Zeitgeist, The Movie featuring the mixed voices of Bill Hicks and David Icke talking about the meaning of life.

"It's just a ride." ~ Bill Hicks (1961-1994) RIP

And here's the original Bill Hicks clip from one of his stand-up performances. This clip contains a few more points at the end, which aren't included in the edited version above.

Documentary: The War On Democracy

The War On Democracy is a powerful new documentary from award winning journalist and film-maker John Pilger.

"It examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary people to free themselves from poverty and racism.


The film reveals similar CIA policies to be continuing in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon. The rise of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez despite ongoing Washington backed efforts to unseat him in spite of his overwhelming mass popularity, is democratic in a way that we have forgotten or abandoned in the west. True Democracy being a solid 80% voter turnout in support of Chavez in over 6 elections."


Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Some Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy

Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910) was a Russian writer, philosopher and social activist; his name is usually rendered into English as Leo Tolstoy, and sometimes Tolstoi.

"If I were told that what I shall write will be read in twenty years by the children of today and that they will weep and smile over it and will fall in love with life, I would devote all my life and all my strengths to it."

"The hero of my tale, whom I love with all the power of my soul, whom I have tried to portray in all his beauty, who has been, is, and will be beautiful, is Truth."

"I know that most men — not only those considered clever, but even those who are very clever and capable of understanding most difficult scientific, mathematical, or philosophic, problems — can seldom discern even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as obliges them to admit the falsity of conclusions they have formed, perhaps with much difficulty — conclusions of which they are proud, which they have taught to others, and on which they have built their lives."

"To evoke in oneself a feeling one has once experienced, and having evoked it in oneself, then by means of movements, lines, colors, sounds, or forms expressed through words, so to convey this so that others may experience the same feeling — this is the activity of art."

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here."

Documentary "Money as Debt" and sequel

We are all tired of hearing about the economic crisis, about the sky rocketing national debt and how we all have to tighten our belts to pay such debt through higher taxes and diminishing public services. However, despite being constantly bombarded by the news of the symptoms of said economic crisis, do we really understand how it all started?! Do the economists even question the foundation of the problem, which is the how the economic system was set up in the first place?

The following animated presentations of 'Money As Debt' (47:07) and the sequel 'Promises Unleached' (1:17:30) explain, in very simple terms, what money is and how it is being created. The sequel, explores the baffling, fraudulent and destructive arithmetic of the monetary system that holds us hostage to a forever growing debt and how we might evolve beyond it.

The movies contain several revelatory quotations from influential people from the past. But one that really hit home was this one by Leo Tolstoy:

"Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal — that there is no human relationship between master and slave."

After watching this revealing short documentary it becomes clear why there are communities creating their own currency.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Typical UK MP Salaries

"A 'bog standard' backbench MP is paid a salary of £60,675 a year. They get 18 weeks holiday a year, and can participate in a generous final income pension scheme.

They can claim up to £90,505 as a staffing allowance, and many use this to 'employ' members of their own families. They are also entitled to an Incidental Expenses Provision of up to £21,339 per annum, and an Additional Costs Allowance of up to £23,083 a year, to cover nights spent away from home.

For the year 2006/07, the average expenses claim for each MP was an incredible £135,773."
~ The UK Libertarian Party

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Monday, 11 February 2008

BBC Documentary: The UK is a Big Brother State

Mischief - Bust My Ass

"Journalist Sam Delaney has a hunch that we are living in a 'Big Brother state'. He believes since New Labour came to power, over 3000 new offences have been created that can get you 'nicked'; the police have greater powers of arrest and every day there is a new initiative to monitor ordinary people." ~ BBC 3

Watch the full, nearly one hour long, documentary here.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Peter Dale Scott: Recipe for a Sucessful Revolution

Peter Dale Scott is a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of California, Berkeley as well as a poet, writer, and researcher.

In this clip he explains what the real problem is in the USA (and the world) and what steps are necessary to bring about a successful revolution, which by the way has already started and won't be televised.

Don't be afraid, he's not an extremist of any sort :) - His words are very inspirational.

Friday, 25 January 2008