How do We make Sense of Anything at All when It is All Concocted?

How will we make sense of all of this confusion and carnage? It begins with a vigilant hunger for truth. Victims will lose everything, even the truth.

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In the ‘fake news’ war era we are in a true revolutionary moment. If I am not mistaken, I once read from journalist and strategic economic adviser, Joshua Cooper Ramo (who now works as a top executive for the Henry Kissinger firm, Kissinger Associates), ‘those who fail to think and act revolutionary in the midst of a revolutionary moment have a name: victim.’ – at least close to something of this point. I read this in his 2009 book, Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Order Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do about it?

I would add clarity of wisdom to this Ramo quote that not just any ‘revolutionary’ behavior will do, it could be quite disastrous for any would be revolutionary to act without informed discretion! I do think Ramo attempts to offer wisdom in light of these times.

Yet, it does seem that our world right now is filled with uninformed and very stupid revolutionaries. To borrow from ancient Hebrew scriptures about an ancient revolution: ‘the sons of Issachar were men who understood the times and knew what to do (1 Chron. 12:32).’ We need people who understand our times and know what to do. This begs the question, who are the authorities or credible voices of wisdom and knowledge in our day?

In the midst of the early onset of World War 3, there is a propaganda war, an information war, to be won. With this comes a call to war and war needs humanity to engage in it so wars can be fought and won. Politicians are probably the last people to trust about nearly anything in these times. Power and access to privileged wealth is too corrupting.

In ‘free press’ societies like the US, media should be a solid source to find critical assessment of powerful governments. This sort of scrutiny can bring accountability to powerful decision makers. With corporate media being consolidated down to a couple dozen or less corporate giants, those media outlets are reporting with a priority and agenda that fits the executives and their shareholders.

This is alarming considering our diverse nation of 330 million people!

In addition to this, politicians are operating with pretty reliable sense that they will not face accountability from the media. And, losing an elected office does not necessarily mean accountability in our age dominated by corporate lobbyists. Politicians can move on to join the ranks of the lobby culture and cash ‘in.’

We do not really know who has the best interest of the nation or the world in mind. Do you want to join the military or honor the military that fights for unknown ambition? What if that ambition is evil? How will we assess what is a ‘just’ war? Some will join it out of boredom, others for pay, others because military is family tradition – all of which will have to be linked to some moral conscience because that is the human thing to do. This assumes humans are still connected to their conscience.

With this in mind, humans must convince other humans to fight to the extent that they will literally kill people (and animals too). This means an information war to ‘justify’ the killing of human beings, particularly on a mass scale, must be waged and won. The role of ‘justifying’ any human behavior entails having to interact with moral conscience no matter how seared it may seem to be at the moment!

The easy co-opted default mantra spewed world wide that most Americans are susceptible of leaning upon to justify mass murder is ‘defending our way life,’ or ‘defending our freedoms,’ or ‘fighting terrorism.’ These all seem to permit a widely stretched ‘hall pass’ for us to tolerate and accept our own military and government to wage war and terror pretty much as those in authority deem necessary (with minimal accountability).

In our times, with the reality of nuclear annihilation a very real possibility, global nuclear powers must begin to make their case or ‘justifications’ to the world stage, before and after such a crisis, as to why it was, or is, necessary to ‘nuke’millions or hundreds of millions of people. Most Americans, in large part due to global indifference but also due to a real corporate media censorship campaign, are left uninformed and are non-participants in this real phase of the revolution. They are ‘victims.’

Vladimir Putin of Russia explained his perspective of our times, at the July 2016 International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg: ‘Your people do not feel a sense of the impending danger, this is what worries me.’ In context, it is not because Russia has been the aggressor, it is because US/NATO has been progressively surrounding the Russian boarder with missiles while continuing to press a hegemonic global agenda. A clear warning Putin has consistently delivered for the last 2 years.

With the latest attempt of a lame duck President Obama with less than 45 days left in office, it is further mind-boggling that a US President would fuel US-Russia adversarial relations by adding sanctions.

If the holocaust of Nazi Germany and the aftermath, including the various ‘never forget’ campaigns employed from that era, are so crucial to ‘remember’ even today, particularly by the Jewish surviving victims, what sort of information campaign is in order for our times? We are not facing the elimination of 3 million or 6 million or 18 million. We are facing the elimination of 100 million or more.

Is it possible that a true and noble act of revolution in our times is, at least, to become vocal about what is truly happening? What would happen if enough people awakened to the stakes at hand and began speaking about this new nuclear threat secret?

It is a true challenge to learn who to trust or believe. Yet, once again, an authority among the EU and City of London, Rodney Atkinson, has revealed sobering news about US forces and their allies being captured fighting along side of jihadists in East Aleppo, Syria, this week which is being ignored by most of the corporate media news giants.

There are few sources anywhere reporting that the Ukrainian area under siege, the southeastern area, contains the oil and gas basin which is responsible for 80% plus of all Ukraine’s oil and gas production. In 2014, Vice President’s, Joe Biden, son, Hunter Biden, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian oil and gas firm called, Burisma Holdings. It was in 2014 when war began to break out in Southeastern Ukraine following the CIA induced coup. This war has resulted in the Ukrainian government and US to partner with and train Nazis to help ravage and clear the land of Russian speaking Ukrainians.

The BBC has reported on aspects of this. Russell ‘Texas’ Bentley from Texas, has been on the ground in southeast Ukraine for a couple of years and he doesn’t speak in euphemism when he says to foreign fighters who are considering joining this fight, ‘This is a war zone. We’re fighting a real war against real Nazis and a real army.’

The US told America and the world they are in Iraq and the Middle East fighting ‘terrorists’ as a ‘just’ response to the horrifying attack on New York City on September 11, 2001. Yet, in Syria, credible allegations emerge (a phenomenon that has been occurring throughout the Middle East for years) about not just one or two US military personnel assisting jihadist terrorists, but this time hundreds are caught in action.

For years, reports and videos have been spreading widely around the world of these jihadists, while praising the name of their deity as an act of worship, beheading men or children, or killing women charged with adultery or throwing homosexuals from the top of buildings.These are the same sort of black flag waving jihadist ideologues who brought terror upon New York City on that dreaded day of September 11, 2001.

The US and UK armies were mobilized worldwide to bring an end to these ‘terrorists.’ Yet, as the case continues to demonstrate convincing degrees of injustices committed by the US/UK, once again we read these nations are using or helping these same sort ideological terrorists to bring terror upon Syrians.

How will we make sense of all of this confusion and carnage? It begins with a vigilant hunger for truth. Victims will lose everything, even the truth.

Recovering From Thoughts of Nuclear Annihilation

Think about this: if we were going to be ‘nuked,’ or we were going to ‘nuke’ someone else, wouldn’t you at least want to know ‘why?’

I have read in the past about overcoming or at least recoiling from real fear or thoughts of nuclear fallout during the 1960’s, specifically as it relates to President John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union. That was slightly before my time but the recoil of whatever happened during the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis still impacted fears and tensions within American culture during my 1980’s childhood.

The lead singer for ‘Blondie,’ Deborah Harry, even gave this astute message about nuclear threat in a live performance, in the middle of performing her song ‘Heart of Glass,’ at about 2:22 as seen in this video:

This hit song was never associated with anti-nuclear proliferation activism but the issue was so news worthy it spilled over into a lot of ‘messaging’ outlets back then.

Hollywood made numerous films about the Russian (Soviet) and US tensions in the 1980’s. Rambo II and III, Rocky IV, Red Dawn, Top Gun – just to list off a few quickly.

This sort of scenario is not something most of us want to think about. About a year prior to this post I began reading about the renewed nuclear tensions between the United States and Russia so I began speaking about it publicly even though most mainstream media outlets in the West did not.

Some people surely thought I was quite reactionary. I was not. I did the research. Most do not want to think about it, I understand.

Think about this: if we were going to be ‘nuked,’ or we were going to ‘nuke’ someone else, wouldn’t you at least want to know ‘why?’ What about the survivors of this sort of holocaust (that word ‘holocaust’ actually means ‘whole burnt offering’), do you think they would want to know why so many people, including their loved ones, who did not survive were nuclear annihilated?

During the last couple of years the Russians even ‘leaked’ news about their huge or massively life devastating nuclear arsenal in light of perceived United States aggression towards them as the US continued (and still does) encroachment upon the Russian boarders and interests with their NATO alliance. This statement even runs counter intuitive to much of what Western corporate media has been reporting to date: Russia is widely reported as the aggressor. Yet, US/NATO has mobilized the largest miltary build up since WW2 around Russian boarders.

Due to what US military officials and US politicians were saying during the last few months of the election cycle of 2016, these tensions only increased as US-Russian diplomacy quickly dipped to new lows.

The threat of nuclear war, even enhanced threat of nuclear war, is news worthy.

Well, last week one of the highest authorities in the US, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, for Russia’s nuclear capability and threat, reported about the 100 megaton nuclear warhead potential we (the US) face if we engage in a nuclear war against Russia. Stakeholders, including you and I, should know the risks if elected politicians are going to lead us down this path, no?

Again, it was not widely reported among mainstream media – why is there such silence about stakes that are so huge? It is sobering to think about where we stand right now and this line of thought requires circumspect recovery because too few are talking about it and even less know what to do about it.

Clarity Rising or is it Sinking?

As the details changed from the differing vantage points so did the plot.

Vantage Point. Did you see the 2007/2008 Dennis Quaid movie? Sigourney Weavor and Matthew Fox starred in this political action thriller too. As the details changed from the differing vantage points so did the plot. Things that seemed so certain were no longer certain with the addition of new vantage points. Clarity takes time to develop and it comes in degrees. Developed clarity can confirm previously held beliefs or completely expose flawed beliefs. Sometimes clarity is never sharpened to the extent we would want and, yet, decisions or choices still must be made about what to believe.

( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDp-08uNH0Y  )

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Why this new launch?

Gaining clarity is often a fuzzy endeavor. We are presented a world that none of us asked to be in or campaigned to enter. In a moments notice, or less, any one can leave or be removed at any time. This existence is fragile and must be quite valuable – at least to most of us.

We all have our tendencies, one way or another, to view and interpret what we are presented. There is good, there is evil, things make sense, things do not make sense, there is beauty and ugliness – the world in which we exist is not tame. Clarity can be helpful, challenging, empowering or overwhelmingly paralyzing (I could write more about the ‘paralyzing’ aspect of clarity at another time).

This website will cover or post on numerous topics of existence in a time when clarity seems elusive. The goal of this website is to offer clarity or at least help further progress towards that end.