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Sunday, August 30, 2009
IT IS ...... WHAT IT IS......words of wisdom from David Icke
IT IS ...... WHAT IT IS
The David Icke Newsletter, August 30th 2009
Hello all ...
As we head into some seriously challenging times, I am getting ever more calm and relaxed. You would think it would be the opposite, but it's not. Five little words capture where I am coming from ... it is what it is.
I find myself saying this again and again recently and, simple though it may be, the phrase carries enormous power. It doesn't mean to give in and meekly acquiesce. I am not saying 'it is what is and so I won't try to change anything'. It just 'is what it is' in the Now from which we observe what is.
I am not simply playing with words here. This is going to be very important in the months and years ahead before this global control nonsense is sorted - as it will be.
Nothing freezes human awareness and action more than denial. This is expressed as 'change the subject, I don't want to talk about it'; 'you're crazy, they would never do that'; and 'I am going to find a way to lie to myself so I don't have to face the obvious'.
'It is what it is', by its very nature, does not do denial.
Cognitive dissonance is a major prison for human perception and an extreme example of denial. It is the state of stress and emotional unease that people feel when their beliefs are at odds with their experience or information before them. To remove this unease, either their beliefs have to change or they have to somehow explain away the experience or information that contradicts them.
Most people do the latter by lying to themselves. They respond to the cognitive dissonance by constructing ludicrous explanations for why their beliefs and the contradictory experience or information are not contradictory at all. 'We must go to war to have peace' is a classic.
Another example is how the Orwellian state is being introduced with the most extraordinary speed and coordination worldwide while so many people vehemently deny there is any conspiracy or common force behind it.
On one hand you have the incredible organisation and coordination and, on the other, the belief that it is not organised and coordinated. This is cognitive dissonance for you.
People need to delude themselves with complete nonsense to defend their belief system from challenge or to deny that something is happening that they would rather not be happening. Like a global fascist dictatorship.
The antidote to cognitive dissonance, or what Orwell called doublethink, is ... 'It is what it is'.
Once we are prepared to accept what we see before us without editing and censorship to protect ourselves - temporarily - from changing our view or facing what we don't like, cognitive dissonance cannot manifest.
This is crucial. Unless people are honest and open enough to accept what is happening, how can they possibly do anything about it? Like I say, 'it is what it is' does not mean giving in to a situation. It is the essential starting point to not giving in through denial and thus acquiescence.
If we don't face what is, the 'what is' doesn't change and goes on getting ever more extreme. How many people have died of a disease that could have been cured at an earlier stage, but they didn't want to face the possibility of what was wrong and so they did nothing about it?
'It is what it is' must go together with 'so let's deal with it' if anything is to change for the better, either in our individual lives or collectively. Without acknowledging the first part, you never do the second.
People stay in tired, loveless, even abusive relationships, because they don't want to face what is. I have heard women concoct the most amazing excuses for their partner knocking the crap out of them. 'It was my fault, I made him mad at me'.
No, he's a brutal bully. Face it. Get out of there. He is what he is. It is what it is.
If I have a rotting piece of pie on my plate I am not going to convince myself it is fresh out of the oven just to make me feel better. If I do, the pie will go on rotting and eventually stink the place out. Stick it in the bin and make another. We can do this once we accept what is.
There is another aspect to this, too. 'It is what it is' brings you into the Now, the only moment that exists, and allows you to escape the illusory past and future. Only by being in the Now can we affect anything. There is no time, only the perception of it, and so there is no past and future.
If we 'live' in the past and future, therefore, we are 'living' - perceiving - in a world that doesn't actually exist. It is just a belief-system. How can we change anything in that state and from that 'place'? We can't. We make ourselves impotent.
The phrase goes 'it is what it is', not 'it was what it was' or 'it will be what it will be'. It perceives from the 'is', the Now, and so gives us the power to change what is, because we are in the only moment when anything can be changed.
I understand why people find it hard to conceive that there is no past and future - been there - but it is so obvious. Where are we when we think of the past? In the Now. Where are we when we think of the future? In the Now. Where were our ancestors through what we call 'history'? In the Now. Where are those that we perceive to be our successors in the future? In the Now.
There is only the Now, everything else is illusion.
'It is what it is' deletes past and future and all that goes with it - the 'if onlys' and 'what ifs?'. People have their entire lives ruined by those four words - if only, what if?
My son Jaymie was not happy the other night when his football team lost a game. 'We should have won, if only we had done this or that'. True, but they didn't. There is only what 'is' - they lost the match. The final whistle has gone, the game is over, the outcome a done deal.
Entrapped by the 'past'
There is no point pouring over what could have been or should have been ... if only, if only, if only. We just have the Now - what is - and you either accept that and get on with your life, or you go on feeling regret and disappointment about something you cannot change.
The past can then hurl you into the future as you start focussing your attention on the next game and how you must win or play well in that one. This, too, can blight your life with anxiety and nervousness about the outcome long before you can do anything about it. Will we win or will we lose again? Hey, that will be two defeats in a row, oh no!
There is another way, the way of the Now. Accept what is - we lost - and learn from the lessons of the experience. Then get on with your life without any more 'if onlys'. Enjoy the Now without the party poopers of past and future.
After all, what's the alternative? Not enjoying the Now. It doesn't sound much like fun to me. I guess what I am saying here can be summed up by this famous 'prayer':
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
I would replace 'God' with Consciousness, but the theme is the same. Unless we accept the things we cannot change, or change immediately, we destroy our enjoyment of the Now. The phrase 'It is what it is and so let's deal with it' has many expressions. There is, for instance, 'It is what it is and let's do something about it'; and there is 'It is what it is and there's nothing I can do to change it at the moment, so I have to accept what is'. Both are dealing with the 'is' by using the 'wisdom to know the difference'.
Life does not always give us the perfect hand as I am sure you've noticed (well, perfect from our perspective, anyway). There are things we like and things we don't like and if we don't treat them both as twin impostors we are going to be bouncing emotionally between floor and ceiling and end up battered in the process. Never more so than in the months and years ahead as the crazies throw their final cards that are destined, eventually, to be trumped.
Worrying about what might happen and feeling frustrated at how it could have been allowed to happen will not help us to deal with what is happening. It is what it is.
We can no longer change how we got into this mess. Nor can we affect where this mess is taking us by focussing on some illusory 'what if?' 'future'. We can only change the Now and what is, not what has been or will be. The 'will be' can change only if we change the Now.
There is another question that comes from this. Why is this happening to us? Why are we in this reality when all this is going on? Why do things happen to you and not to me and to me and not to you? Why is your life as it is and other lives as they are?
Answer those questions and you change everything.
In the earliest weeks of my conscious journey 20 years ago, a psychic told me that 'they' had a message for me. It said:
'True love does not always give the receiver what it would like to receive, but it will always give that which is best for it. So welcome everything you receive whether you like it or not. Ponder on anything you do not like and see if you can see why it was necessary. Acceptance will then be very much easier.'
That is the key, acceptance. It is what it is. I emphasise again that this does not mean acquiescence to a situation, only knowing when you can change it and when you can't.
But back to the question. Why is your life as it is and others as they are? Can you see patterns of recurring experience in your life that mirror what is happening to you now? What is life telling you about yourself?
'Ponder on anything you do not like and see if you can see why it was necessary.'
I have learned from long and sometimes harsh experience that you can change your life by recognising what life is telling you. In effect, what one level of you is telling another level of you.
Once you acknowledge what your experience is saying, the experience disappears. The experience is not about punishment, it is about expanding awareness. Once the learning happens, there is no further need for the experience and so it dissolves into the ether.
Those who do not identify the 'why?' are destined to continue the same experience indefinitely until they do. Has he got it yet? No. Same again then, Bill.
Humanity as a whole is about to be offered an enormously challenging opportunity to identify the collective 'Why?' - why is this fascist imposition happening while we are here to experience it? The answer will not be the same for everyone, but it will for the vast majority.
When people have worked it out, the experience will be over, because it will no longer be necessary. The starting point is to ditch the denial. It is what it is and what we face we can replace.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream and not make dreams your master;
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build them up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-..and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
- Rudyard Kipling
Saturday, August 22, 2009
This story certainly causes some of us to ponder how our thoughts have power in more ways than we may know. As you seen below in this video, a man cries out to God for help as two large police officers attempt to arrest him for not providing them with ID. When asked why he was under arrest, one of the officers stated that "it didn't matter." The man believed he would be saved from the wrath of the police and after being tasered, the unthinkable happened. Makes you wonder more about the power of prayer/thought eh?
He fought back with his words, which also clearly had a psychological impact on the police. It clearly created a certain level of confusion. His determined spirit gave him the STRENGTH to resist what he saw as a unjust arrest and he called out for help and had the FAITH that he would be protected from harm. As soon as he was tasered, suddenly he had the strength to overcome the grasp of the two larger police officers.
In addition, his wife had the courage to capture this entire situation on camera. Her fearless and calm demeanor allowed her to film a steady, clear view of everything taking place and being said.
Remember to remain calm and keep a clear head as well as powering up your own powerful spirit to aid you in a potentially dangerous situation.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Turner, 45, has developed a reputation as one of the hardest-line racists on the radical right since starting up his radio show seven years ago. He has routinely ranted about such things as a "Portable Nigger Lyncher" machine and slimed those he hates as "savage Negro beasts," "bull-dyke lesbians," "faggots" and worse.
But it is his threats that are legendary.
In 2006, Turner told his audience to "clean your guns, have plenty of ammunition ... [and] then do what has to be done" to undocumented workers. Around the same time, he suggested that half the U.S. Congress "may have to be assassinated.
Hal Turner was recently arrested for threatening three federal appeals court judges in Chicago Over a recent decision upholding handgun bans. This revelation comes at a time when the mainstream media is working frantically to demonize 2nd Amendment activists while working to convince the American people that right-wing extremism is growing in the United States.
According to the AP, A New Jersey blogger facing charges in two states for allegedly making threats against lawmakers and judges was trained by the FBI on how to be deliberately provocative, his attorney said Tuesday.
Hal Turner worked for the FBI from 2002 to 2007 as an "agent provocateur" and was taught by the agency "what he could say that wouldn't be crossing the line," defense attorney Michael Orozco said. He said that Hal's job was basically to publish information which would cause other parties to act in a manner which would lead to their arrest.
Right-wing extremist groups may be using the recession and the election of the nation's first African-American president to recruit members, a Department of Homeland Security report contends. At the same time, the mainstream media has been crafting a particularly warped version of reality by suggesting that critics of Barack Obama might be racist extremists. It is already being alleged in mainstream publications like the Huffington Post that using words like socialism is really CODE for the N-word.
The tactic continues despite the falling approval rating of the president. Results of a recent Gallup-Rusmussen poll show that Obama still has the strong support of at least 5 out of 10 Americans, down from the previous month's poll numbers that stood 7 out of 10.
There have been a number of videos posted on youtube.com and other websites displaying alleged militia groups that claim they are prepared to engage the US Government in an armed conflict.
The media is picking up on this and using these videos to continue to frighten the American people into continuing to give up their liberties in order to be provided with some form of safety and shelter from the madness. They are using these videos to convince average citizens that there is a threat growing domestically. In fact, the government claims (without one shred of evidence) that these new racial groups have made alliances with middle eastern terrorists trying to get into the United States at the border.
Central Intelligence Director Michael Hayden claimed on NBC's ``Meet the Press,'' that the terrorists' sanctuary in tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan is the most likely point of origin for them to launch another attack against the U.S.
They are training ``operatives who look western'' there and ``would be able to come into this country without attracting the attention others might,'' Hayden said. ``If there is another terrorist attack, it will originate there.''
Last year during Ron Paul's campaign, Glen Beck suggested that organized Ron Paul supporters might be terrorists. Truth is stranger than fiction.
It's as if they expect this racial conflict to happen, even if they have to fund the groups themselves to get some form of racial conflict or war going.
According to the Nation, Turner was once a prominent activist in New Jersey's Republican Party. To area conservatives, he was best known by his moniker for call-ins to the Sean Hannity Show, "Hal from North Bergen." For years, Hannity offered his top-rated radio show as a regular forum for Turner's occasionally racist, always over-the-top rants. Hannity also chatted with him off-air, allegedly offering encouragement to Turner as he struggled to overcome a cocaine habit and homosexual leanings. Turner has boasted that Hannity once invited Turner and his son on to the set of Fox News's Hannity and Colmes.
In the following Youtube video, Hannity is confronted on this fact which he first denies, then later admits.
In this video, CNN allows Hal Turner nearly ten minutes of air time to spew his hateful message. Why has he been allowed to operate as long as he has?
Earlier this year, it was reported that unidentified hackers electronically confronted Turner in the forum of his website for "The Hal Turner Show." After a heated exchange, they told Turner that they had successfully hacked into his server and found correspondence with an FBI agent who is apparently Turner's handler. Then they posted an alleged July 7 E-mail to the agent in which Turner hands over a message from someone who sent in a death threat against Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.). "Once again," Turner writes to his handler, "my fierce rhetoric has served to flush out a possible crazy." In what is allegedly a portion of another E-mail, Turner discusses the money he is paid.
On Thursday, as the E-mail exchange was heatedly discussed on a major neo-Nazi website, Turner suddenly announced he was quitting political work. "I hereby separate from the 'pro-White' movement," he said, adding that he was ending his radio show immediately. "I will no longer involve myself in any aspect of it."
The FBI declined comment. "Longstanding FBI policy prohibits disclosing who may or may not provide information," Agent Richard Kolko of the agency's press unit said. Reached in New Jersey, Turner also declined all comment.
The apparent revelation set off a torrent of criticism from experts in criminology and the use of informants.
During the 1960s and early 70s, the FBI used a variety of methods to disrupt activist groups including wiretapping, providing drugs, even assassination — as well as the use of agents provocateurs — in coordination with state and local police.
As the case against Turner and the revelations of his attorney reveal, the government did not abandon its COINTELPRO tactics, as it claimed in the mid 1970s. The FBI, acting as the establishment’s political secret police, continues to undermine political movements the elite consider dangerous and a threat to their control and influence.So why did the FEDS finally decide to swoop in on Hal's operation? It is likely that Hal burned his handlers in some form. This revelation should be a warning to the readers, especially those who are members of militias. There is no doubt that many groups have been infiltrated in order to plant agents inside to not only spy on the group, but to encourage violent and illegal activity guaranteed to land you in a federal prison. This is why is important not to fall into a agent's or informants game of entrapment.
Hal Turner specifically attempted to appeal to the patriot movement and the constitutionalists as can see from his youtube video in which he claimed to have inside information concerning the coming currency of the North American Union. This video alone raised alarm bells in the research community when his claim remained unsubstantiated by any facts or evidence, potentially harming genuine research into a very real North American Union.
Now that Hal Turner has been exposed as the FBI informant that he is, it should be no surprise why he doesn't seem to have any friends left as you can see from his recent phone call from jail which ends in tears and he cries how scared he is in an all black jail as he waits for sentencing from his protective custody cell.