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Climate The EU And Farming
Numapepi
 February 11 2024 at 04:46 pm
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Climate The EU And Farming Posted on February 11, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the elites in Europe must be stark raving mad. Who shuts down farming? No nation in history has had rulers that stupid. Let alone an entire continent! In what universe does it make sense to force your people to be dependent on unreliable supply chains and foreigners to feed them? That didn’t work out so well for Germany during and after World War One. When an entire generation of German youth were starved to death by the British blockade of Germany. Maybe it will this time though. Especially since they’re picking a fight in their bread basket. There’s always the possibility their actions stem from malevolence instead of stupidity. Which, of the two, is better for us. Because evil defeats itself and isn’t interested in blowing up the world. While idiots would do it out of stupidity. I strongly support the citizen farmers movement in Europe. The elite get confused about the role of government. Being so smart, wise and doggone it, just better people than the rest of us, the pedophile elites should make all the decisions, and enforce those wise, benighted and benevolent orders on us, at the end of a machine gun. If our betters decide farming is a danger, then we have to starve, it’s our duty, or not. The correct role of government is to protect the citizens from other governments, provide a means to settle disputes and damned little other than that. Especially not telling farmers what to do. The most important industry we have. Our lives literally depend on it. And the elites are throwing a monkey wrench into the works? They didn’t even resort to eating bugs during FDR’s great depression. Running a con game is one thing, letting it get so out of control it threatens mankind, is quite another. A player who games a rube out of a few dollars is a bad guy. He’s heartless and belongs in prison. The dirt bag who swindles an entire nation and people out of their inheritance, Rights and wealth, is a demon deserving of life in prison. Our elite have let the con get so far out of control, our very planet and mankind’s existence is threatened, now that’s the epitome of a piece of excrement. With the caveat that feces is less stupid. The global warming swindle has been lucrative. I have to admit that. To push the con though, the climate alarmists have spent an astonishing amount in wealth, political favor, and credibility. The IPCC are proven liars, and their predictions have never come true, so we should listen. Then there’s the regulations the elite across the West are implementing at the behest of corporate farms. Because, divesting farmers of their land worked so well for Ukraine, after the Kulaks were killed. Only five to fifteen million died in that famine. The latest absurdity, vilifying backyard gardening as detrimental to the climate, is exactly wrong. Can you imagine the mindset, the stupidity, of someone who thinks Monsanto’s industrial farms, with GMO crops, Roundup ready and spraying vast regions with pesticides, is more environmentally friendly than you tilling a few square feet in your backyard, and planting a tomato. Those First Nations peoples must have been a real bull in a china shop, farming maze, beans and squash, on a small and sustainable scale! The bastards! The elite are playing a dangerous game. Trying to move us to eat bugs before the infrastructure is ready. Like they’re doing with electric cars. The trouble is, if your car won’t run, oh well, but if you can’t eat, that’s a problem that requires a solution. A violent one if necessary. Famine as a tool of control, terror and punishment is only effective on an ignorant people. When folks have access to information they act up. This con game has got out of hand. We’re onto it. When global warming was only about control, that was bad enough, but now the swindlers are tempting literal starvation… and that’s simply not acceptable. There has to be serious consequences. Millions are dead from their released bioweapon, Covid, now they’re shutting down farms. Evil or stupid… enough is enough. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Warped Politicians
Numapepi
 February 02 2024 at 04:16 pm
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Warped Politicians Posted on February 2, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It makes no sense to me, the same people who expect Eagle Pass Texas, a town of thirty thousand, can accept twelve thousand illegal immigrants a week, and that’s perfectly acceptable… yet also firmly believe that New York City, with a population of nine million, is completely overwhelmed by ten thousand a year? Moreover, New York is a self declared sanctuary city. No wonder they’re so angry all the time. The cognitive dissonance must be mind rending. Add to it the unfiltered hypocrisy of not wanting illegals to live near them, or on Martha’s Vineyard, yet expect others to… and you have a recipe for a deep mental illness. The human brain isn’t meant to be warped into such an absurd space. The illegal immigration issue alone highlights the situation the elite have got themselves into. Politics is never a sphere, encompassing everyone’s benefit, it’s twisted and bent along the lines of special interests. A Venn diagram of universal interests would necessarily be a circle or sphere. Special interests however most often are at odds with the general welfare. So they would trace lines within the circle of general welfare, including only the interests of the favored that’s bought the politician, and excluding the general welfare. That politician therefore, must pay heed to the interests that purchased him or her, against the interests of the general. Contorting themselves into it. A politician who doesn’t bend to special interests, can breathe deeply, until the gobs of money arrayed against her gets her voted out of office, in favor of he who’s willing to squeeze in. To fit in such a space one has to contort him or herself. Warping them in mind, body and spirit. The question then becomes, how to twist the desires of the special interest, and against the general welfare, into a manipulation that makes it sound like it’s for the general interest? War for example. The Hegelian dialectic has been very successful. Exploit resources in the media to claim we’re under attack. Then use the outrage you ginned up to fuel the war you wanted. Sending the children of the patsies to die for cheaper bananas. To believe, or force oneself to believe, such actions aren’t evil, one has to segmentalize their consciousness. Else their conscience would destroy them via their super ego. We all have to think of ourselves as the good guy… even as we commit atrocities. That’s why the longer someone is in politics the more crooked they become. They’ve had to squeeze into some pretty tight spaces. The more someone segmentalizes their consciousness, the easier it becomes, until they have no conscience whatsoever. Eventually becoming so crooked, when they die, they’ll have to be screwed into the ground. Why would a person who’s tirelessly worked against the interests of mankind, for a special interest, be bothered by a little insider trading, bribery or perverting democracy? They wouldn’t. That’s why they’re so corrupt. Selling one’s soul warps the spirit as much as the mind. Once the soul is gone, the sky’s the limit, of crime. Such corrupt people get along fine until they’re threatened with discovery. Then they act as a unit to cancel the threat, like an immune system. If politics warps, and power corrupts, then how twisted and putrid must our elites be? The examples of illegal immigration, covid, the response to it, the attacks on democracy, free speech and law itself prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, our elites are as crooked as a spring. To not see what they’re doing though, now that projects stupidity, by searchlight. Replacing them is a temporary fix. The incentives will bend anyone who slides into that brake, the answer is to limit the power of the elite, all elites. Political interests will forever warp people to their will, and as long as the power to benefit the politically favored at cost to the whole, is in the hands of politicians, judges and bureaucrats, those incentives wont change. Take the power, create consequences, punish corruption, and that’ll be a start. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Pay for my thoughts
Rick Petteruti
 February 11 2024 at 03:57 am
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If you are on LinkedIn and see my comments, I often state that if you want my opinion it will cost you, for example: “$1200 plus 8.25% Texas Sales Tax”. (the price changes based on subject) The question I expect to be asked is why I do this? There are several reasons. I will itemize but not necessarily imply any priority or level of importance in the sequence of what I write. There is no implied or explicit hierarchy of any kind. The first reason for my statements is that I value my opinions. As I have stated many times in many articles, I get paid for my opinions. The same mental processes behind my problem solving thinking are the same processes that form my opinions. I get paid for my opinions at work. My other thoughts should also be in line for compensation. I have ideas that I do not give away at work. These are mine and mine only. Have you seen the many news items where an engineer from a company leaves to form a startup so that they can have full control over the idea and obtain the fullest financial reward of said work? I am very much into Cognitive Intelligence and that work belongs to me and no one else. I also spend considerable time on other subjects as well including physics, psychology (perception), and philosophy to just name a few. I am not one to ‘cast pearl before swine’ since, again, I value my opinions. I only discuss important things with those I value and whom I know value me. For that, I am very grateful. Most people will not get the full “Rick” so to speak. Well, technically nobody does. This is a matter of philosophy. The second reason is my ego is not so great that I am the center of mass for ‘truth’. I am just a soul on a long journey called life. I get things wrong sometimes. I get more things correct but that doesn’t teach me as much as getting something wrong. I am also sure that many of you have experienced the fallout of being wrong. You surely heard from many. You know, like the “TPS Report Cover Sheet” scene in the movie “Office Space”. The ego is the one thing that really can ruin your day if you are not careful. There are instances where ego gets people ended. We impart a special responsibility to those who interpret law, for example, and expect a degree of fairness and impartiality. When those fail in this respect, many innocent people suffer the consequences. This is something I find intolerable. I will not allow my ego to get the better of me. Oh, and btw, I have a series of mental exercises I called “Right-Brain Exercises” that I use to ensure my perceptions are accurate. They will be included in a book I am writing. Just a reminder as in the paragraph above; if you want my thoughts, you have to pay for them. No freebies. The third reason I ask that you to pay is due to ‘cancel culture’. I’m sure that many of you are well acquainted with this topic. I am sure that someone, somewhere will be offended. Most of the time, there are people that will misinterpret my words or miss the point altogether. There are people out there that completely lose it when you say “hello”. I have experience in this department. It was one hell of a lesson I assure you. Wearing sunglasses helps. Again, my “Right-Brain Exercises” will teach you how to identify and avoid such people. Some people will interpret my reasons as ‘self censoring’. There is some truth to that. But I have also learned to pick my battles carefully especially my enemies. I have a few but I endeavor to keep that number low to non-existent. It’s really simple, if for whatever reason, I lose my income source because of what I wrote, I will need some time to rebuild that income loss. It’s simple folks: the world runs on money. The forth reason is that I do not want my work to end up being used by pathological people. Einstein had lamented that if he knew his work could usher in weapons so great that threatened the existence of humanity, he wouldn’t have contributed. That’s my interpretation. Then, there are those like Suskind who said that his job is to do the work and let the politicians figure out its use. I do not trust politicians of any kind. These people are not the best that humanity can offer. I have studied far too much history to know that those in power only screw things up and royally for that matter. Again, a matter of interpretation. I have tons of ideas, but I would prefer to take these to my grave than have them hurt anyone or by use, make themselves powerful and hurt others. I suppose you can interpret that as ‘do you deserve my thoughts and\or my work?” I know it sounds egotistical, but that’s not my motivation. If it were, I would have simply put them out there and let the chips fall where they may. If I decide to sell my ideas, you can pay for them. But that is 100% up to me and no one else. I create the product, I decide the price and decide if want to sell it. My thoughts belong to me. You can get your own.
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Paradigm Of Crime
Numapepi
 February 07 2024 at 03:34 pm
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Public Crimes Posted on February 7, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the problem with being above the law, as the progressive, Marxist and socialist factions are, is that their criminal behavior will grow and grow until they end up doing something so undeniable and evil, the paradigm breaks down and someone goes to jail. From the murders of Seth Rich and Jeffery Epstein to the wiping of hard drives, Biden bribery and covering up the Awan brothers, the politically favored have surpassed themselves in crime. Exploiting law as a political weapon however is too public and obvious. Then there’s the election fraud that was covered up by the Jan 6 false flag event. Another public and obvious crime. Coupled with the pipe bomber, who increasingly looks like a federal agent on official business, makes the crimes impossible to cover up. They’re in CYA mode now. Fani Willis thought she was above the law. Hiring her boytoy, billing the state twenty four hours a day seven days a week… to the tune of millions, and signing off on the payments herself, she epitomized corruption, and that’s before she abused her authority to effect election interference. Prosecutors are above the law in all but name. They’re the right hand of the State that never slaps itself. You and I will never know the multitude of crimes prosecutors in the past have got away with… because they’ve been covered up and left unpunished. I would wager good money that better than seventy percent of prosecutors are literal psychopaths in the DSM. Fani’s crimes would have been unpunished and covered up… had they not been so public and obvious. She’s backed the deep state into a corner. The Biden syndicate thought it was above the law, and their deep state masters are doing everything in their power to insure it stays above the law, but Biden’s ineptitude, dementia and kids, keep exposing the crimes to the public. Then the bureaucracy goes to extreme lengths to cover them up. Like raiding James O’Keeffe’s home in the early morning (over the Ashley Biden diary that O’Keeffe had already given the FBI) and the FBI gave all the seized lawyer client data to the NYT, to help with their lawsuit against O’Keeffe’s Project Veritas… very corrupt. Meanwhile, the republican leaders in both the House and Senate have been grandstanding, instead of working, and have run out the clock on impeachment. Which I’m sure their handlers in the deep state intended from the get go. Nancy Pelosi is above the law… but for how long? As her complicity in the events of Jan 6th become more and more exposed to the public, and those crimes tie in with innocent Americans being sent to prison, like Chewbacka guy, I have to wonder how much longer the deep state will cover for her. The DOJ has gone full retard in punishing her political enemies. Even attacking a former President in an clumsy attempt at election interference. A crime if anyone else does it. Hillary Clinton got away with astounding crimes against this nation and it’s people because of Trump’s magnanimity. Not because of any charity of the masses. People cooling their heels in a jail cell for a minor crime, I’m sure, had no mercy for her and her munificent crimes against national security and the rule of law. Law breakers, when not caught, always up their game. It’s human nature. Petty criminals evolve into hardened criminals. That’s the trajectory of all criminals, small time and big time… Tony Soprano to Joe Biden. Add to this natural evolution, a total lack of consequences, and the progression is sped up by orders of magnitude. That’s why we’re seeing people, groups and entities that were always above the law in the past, getting themselves in the cross hairs of a law enforcement that’s on their side. The crimes are becoming too public, too obvious and thus fail the plausible deniability test. I predict, they can’t help themselves, whether because they’re stupid or malevolent, they’ll keep committing ever more public and undeniable crimes, until someone loses an eye… or goes to jail. Because it’s human nature. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Corruption And Collapse
Numapepi
 February 21 2024 at 03:27 pm
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Corruption And Collapse Posted on February 21, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, once the elite’s corruption has oozed to the bottom of society, that nation is on a water slide to oblivion. People follow their leaders. That’s a major tenet of Confucius’ ideology. Mo Ti also argued that the rulers of society choose the direction of that society. That train of philosophy seems to have gone past the station though. Elites today believe wholeheartedly that they act in a vacuum. Their corruption only effects society, tangentially, and not directly. The effect is direct because we follow our leaders. If our leaders are virtuous, or at least appear virtuous, we will follow their example, and be virtuous, if they’re obviously criminals, we’ll follow and be criminals. Once the people have followed criminals, and given up all ethics, that society has fallen and it can’t get up. We follow the examples of those we’re shown. The rotating bedrooms of the movie stars, in the nineteen fifties and sixties, normalized divorce… to great effect. Bernays used our herding nature to get women to smoke cigarettes, as a way to be your own woman. Of all the ways we’re manipulated the most powerful are the examples of the elite. When Sara Palin strode on the republican stage, sporting shooting glasses, they instantly became a fad. We follow the elite because we want to be the elite. You don’t follow the example of criminals, drug addicts or derelicts… because that’s not your goal in life. Unless it is. We mimic those we want to be, not those we don’t want to be. Which means, the elite have a responsibility to act virtuous, to keep society on the right path. An elite that’s so bereft of self awareness they expose themselves as corruptocrats, are unlikely to get religion and see the light… unless criminal charges sway over them like a sword of Damocles. As long as there are no consequences for anything they do… pervert elections, make up false allegations to jail innocent people, and pedophilia, it’ll get worse. The solution is for a few of them to go to a real prison for a very long time, as examples. That our courts are as corrupt as vulture vomit makes punishing corruption difficult. Not impossible though. We still have sway over our “representatives.” A barrage of calls demanding the impeachment of a few judges, Engoron, Maya Guerra Gamble, Christopher Lopez, etc… who have proven themselves unable to adjudicate law fairly. Rome is a classic example of a culture that rose in virtue and fell in corruption. Regulation and bureaucracy became a means to wealth through graft. The elite flipped every incentive upside down to enrich themselves. In doing so they led the Roman people to become every bit as corrupt as they. If crime pays… everyone becomes a criminal. In Rome the elite made crime the paradigm. As our elites have done today. In our collapsing culture, society and nations, crime pays, but virtue is severely punished. The corrupt can make up stories about someone, total fiction, and if the victim doesn’t go to prison over the fraud, and has the unmitigated audacity to call the liar, a crazy person, a court will fine the victim of the lies, 80 million dollars. For slandering the liar. One reason our society, culture and systems have fallen, and can’t get back up, is a corrupt elite. They ride a gravy train that rolls over the wealth, rights and children of the people, it’s the elite’s sworn duty to protect. Morals and ethics are no impediment to an elite, that are so corrupt, a maggot won’t pass them on the street. It’s not that the system’s are broken, it’s the scumbags who’s job it is to run them, that are broken. They’re actually defecating in their own wells. Polluting the very source of their authority… our Constitution. Moreover, in their insanity, they refuse to listen to reason, because, they claim to be the only ones who are sane. As they castrate their little boys. How does a people recover from justified and total distrust in utterly stupid elites? Ask the Mongols, Celts and Romans. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Parasitic Bureaucracy
Numapepi
 February 09 2024 at 03:15 pm
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Parasitic Bureaucracy Posted on February 9, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the role of bureaucracy, is to limit the power of the populace, to change the course of a nation. A permanent managerial government, amoral, above the law, and accountable to no one, can insure longstanding anti Constitutional policy is carried out, despite the protestations of the victims. Unelected they face no political repercussions for anything they do. As long as they put the staple in the correct corner, the proper number of paper clips denoting how many copies, and follow procedure to requisition those staples and clips, they can do no wrong. Being a bureaucrat removes a person’s very soul. Since the incentives are all pernicious. No one is more heartless than a bureaucrat, doing the most horrible things to someone, and sleep well at night, knowing they served the bureaucracy. Bureaucracy is always at odds with the people. Because there’s no political consequences for anything they do, the politicians get those, the bureaucrat can enact the most inhuman policies and be protected by anonymity. Making 100k plus a year, with gold plated benefits and an 80% retirement, they have it made. A bureaucrat is the closest thing to an oligarch there can be, without calling them, oligarchs. The bureaucrat spends all day, dutifully working for that gargantuan paycheck… by figuring out ways to make life harder for the people. Their friction comes at great cost. It’s worth it though… if you want to lower the lot of mankind. The regulations bureaucrats create, always benefit a politically favored group, at cost to the nation. They’re a cog in an economic mutilator. The machine that is bureaucracy is run by and for the shadow government. Think tanks, corporations and non governmental organizations (NGO’s) form the shadow government. Each allowing a power broker access, while keeping the populace and anyone the elite don’t like, far away from the levers of actual power. Republic, democracy, etc… these are only games the elite play on us, to keep up the appearance that we have a say. But as 2020 and 2022 proved, it’s theater. Protest for election integrity and go to jail without trial. Proven by the Jan 6th grandmothers cooling their jets in a prison cell right now. Each power broker has their lever. The billionaires the NGOs, the intellectuals get the think tanks and the Military Industrial complex run the corporations. Bureaucracy is a tool of elitists. Bureaucracy is justified by the philosophy, the only way to protect the weak from the strong, is to empower the strong to harm the weak. Then remove all consequence for it. That way the benevolent strong can protect the weak from the malevolent. If a few of us little people have to be crushed underfoot, by the benevolent strong, so be it, it’s for our own good. The bureaucrat sees every problem as needing a regulatory solution. Stub your toe now you have gout? Pass a regulation. Got in a car accident? Pass more regulations to make driving safer. Like to parade around in front of children half dressed as a harlot? Pass regulations to prevent parents from complaining. Simple. Every problem has a governmental solution. It’s not big brother that’s watching… it’s the all consuming mother. Bureaucracy is the dream of those who favor unlimited government. The administrative state, they reason, is filled with loyal, hard working patriots, who only want to serve, and make 100k plus a year, with gold plated benefits and an 80% retirement, for the low low price of… their souls. Without consequence for harming the public, the incentive is for bureaucrats to become sociopaths. Relishing in the harm they do. That’s why there’s always a line at the DMV, a missing dot over an I will get a years worth of work returned, and why a bureaucrat will walk onto your land and order you around. Of all the forms of government, the administrative state masquerading as a republic is the worse. For the reasons I’ve laid out. Bureaucracy is like a parasite, that thinks it’s the host, until it kills them both. Sincerely, John Pepin
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The Destruction Of The Nation State
Numapepi
 February 16 2024 at 04:26 pm
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The Destruction Of The Nation State Posted on February 16, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the chaos we’re living through, is part of the plan the elite are implementing to break the nation state system. Like Lenin said, “If you want an omelet you have to break a few eggs.” And if you want a global despotism, you have to kill a few billion people. That’s the price you and I will have to pay for the elite’s vision. What’s a nation… a race, a religion or a people? It’s a culture. The nation, city state or any other political entity is a culture, else it’s an empire. A culture is a common set of feelings, ideas and an ethos. Once the city state’s culture was expanded to a larger land area, the city state grew into the nation state. The globalists want to move us to the next level… the global state. Like in Star Trek. As a result, we have to experience the suffering that comes with any birth. The nation state has to go. It’s the primary impediment to their global utopia. Just ask George Soros. The problem is, the people in each nation share a common culture, that unites them. We become tribal in our perception of our culture. A culture may be based on our race, religion… or philosophy, as the United States culture is. To destroy a nation then, all a scumbag need do, is destroy the culture. Not an easy task but doable. If enough people are imported, who subscribe to a different culture, the clash will destroy both. Better yet, import millions of people who despise the culture, and the people of that nation, and the ensuing chaos will ruin that nation as effectively, as soothing a fearful person with nightshade tea. Destroying a nation’s culture is destroying that nation. The US is a unique culture, one that other nations have tried to emulate, with little success. The US culture is a philosophy, not a race, religion, political party or elite. American culture is the American way… self sufficiency, hard work and thrift. As Ben Franklin might have put it and maybe did. America is good because Americans are good, is how Alexis De Toqueville called it. The moral culture of the US is to be spiritual, ethical and honest. Moreover, the culture of the US is accepting of anyone, as long as they embrace American culture. That’s why tens of thousands of immigrants came to America and became Americans. By the second generation, most immigrant families back then only spoke English. My father went to first grade, only speaking French, I was never taught a word of it. Mass immigration can’t but destroy the culture of any nation that experiences it. Which, I contend, is the real goal. Changing the electorate for a one party state is a valid theory, but I think it’s too narrowly focused. I would agree that many of the politicians abetting the crime, have this in mind, but the real, long term goal, is the destruction of the United States as a political entity, as well as all nations across the planet. In this the CCP is stupidly weaving their own hangman’s noose. Western elites in Europe think they’ll be the new global rulers, but we all know what happens to traitors. New regimes always sweep the traitors out first thing. Because no one with a brain trusts a traitor. Even if there are no elites who have the total destruction of the nation state, in mind, that’s what they’re doing. I believe there are a few, who not only know the goal is the destruction of the nation state, but are guiding the process. Those malevolent souls are willing for the rapes in the Darrien Gap, the millions dead from fentanyl, Covid and vaccine that isn’t, to weigh on their souls. The goal is so wonderful, a global totalitarian government, inescapable, where the survivors will own nothing and be happy… is worth burning in Hell. The human suffering is worth it for such a glittering vision of dystopia. We need not be unwilling participants though. We could act up. Civil disobedience, ridiculing the elite, and speaking up to our, ahem… “representatives.” There’s no need for our children to live in fear, want and oppressed… when they could live free, prosperous and happy lives. The choice is yours. Choose wisely. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Psychedelics and The Three Great Fears
ClintonNabess
 Yesterday at 06:32 pm
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Magic mushrooms are one of the most potent plant medicines in the world, when used responsibly they can be a highly effective treatment for many different mental health issues, such as addiction, depression and anxiety, just to name a few. They do not mask symptoms or temporarily numb pain but can potentially aid people in overcoming and conquering their mental health issues for good. Organically grown magic mushrooms do not have any artificial substances which means that they do not lead to many of the negative side effects associated with pharmaceutical drugs, such as dependency, disease or death, you cannot become addicted to, or overdose on magic mushrooms. Yet even though they are far safer and more effective than pharmaceutical drugs they are surrounded by hesitancy, resistance, excessive precautions, fear, stigma and prohibition. This irrational behavior is not due to any predictable risks of danger or injury but is mainly driven by unconscious fears. The issue is not that magic mushrooms are dangerous, but that the psychedelic experience that they induce triggers three unconscious fears which are present within most human beings, these are the fear of the self, the fear of the unknown and the fear of the sacred. This is why psychological development and self-knowledge are so important, without an understanding of your own psychology you are bound to be ruled by unconscious forces. Those who lack self-knowledge are not only ruled by unconscious forces but highly susceptible to self-deception as well, a man cannot think freely or independently unless he has individuated, until then he will remain bound to the collective and his thinking, words and behaviors will be constrained to the limiting beliefs and prevailing narratives of the collective unconscious. What is interesting about this phenomenon is that it does not matter if you are a highly educated and distinguished professional or an uneducated and utterly ignorant fool, both can be just as influenced by unconscious forces in the absence of self-knowledge, the study of psychology is indispensable. The fact that people can remain unconscious to such a large degree, before, during and after being educated in Western society is egregiously concerning. The psychedelic experience is one of the best ways to raise your consciousness and free yourself from the fetters and limiting beliefs of the collective unconscious. Having psychedelic experiences on a regular basis can result in massive expansions of consciousness in relatively short periods of time, one psychedelic experience may induce a greater expansion of consciousness than what may have otherwise taken years of concentrated effort to accomplish without the use of psychedelics. This can enable you to become aware of, and activate the multi-dimensional aspects of your self, affecting you mentally, emotionally, physiologically and spiritually. Magic mushrooms are often referred to as teachers or guides, they seem to have a mirroring effect which reflects the level of consciousness and state of mind of the individual, giving them only what they are ready for. The study of Jungian psychology can be used as an added form of guidance for exploring the self through the psychedelic experience and is also a powerful way to raise your consciousness in and of itself. Combining the two can act as a powerful catalyst to the initiation, amplification and acceleration of psychological development, promoting massive expansions of consciousness with a keen sense of direction and understanding. This is not to say that you should rush the process of raising your consciousness, you should always start by taking it slow and finding your own pace, going too fast can potentially overwhelm you and may lead to various psychological disturbances and imbalances. Again, this does not necessarily mean that magic mushrooms are dangerous, because you can just as well induce these psychological issues by raising your consciousness too fast through the study of Jungian psychology, even without the use of magic mushrooms. Jungian psychology and magic mushrooms are invaluable tools in the journey to self-hood and should be used by anyone who seeks self-knowledge. The biggest barrier that people face in relation to the psychedelic experience, psychological development and raising their consciousness is fear, fear hinders growth, progress and development keeping people’s psyches in a state of default. Many of the mental health issues and psychological problems that people struggle with can be greatly alleviated or even resolved by facing their fears. Arrested psychological development, fear and unconsciousness are so rampant in society that they are not only viewed as normal and acceptable, but even demanded through conformity, those who are unconscious are pathologically hostile and resistant to those who are not. One of the first steps to overcoming your fears is to become aware of them. By learning about the three great fears of the psychedelic experience you can gain great insight into yourself and how much these fears may be affecting you; this can also enable you to grasp the magnitude of how influential these fears are in dictating the behavior of entire societies. It is quite easy to notice these fears in other people, and although we can learn much from observing others, we must guard against projection and avoid getting distracted from ourselves. Far too many people get caught up in projection because it allows them to judge the shortcomings, flaws and folly of others while ignoring their own, and it always happens that what they tend to notice in others is exactly what they should be addressing within themselves. Or as Jung stated, “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”. In order to better understand these three great fears and the level of influence that they have on human behavior I will share a brief summary of each, but keep in mind that unconscious fears are complicated, they may be viewed from many different perspectives and in various combinations depending on your level of understanding. 1-The Fear of the Self Why is the fear of the self so rampant in modern societies, is it because the societies themselves are structured in a way that promotes materialism, vanity and triviality, naturally leading people to become identified with their persona, while completely neglecting or rejecting their true self? Or is it possible that the collective fear of the self has actively influenced and shaped the structure of modern societies, creating a superficial role-playing environment which is congenial to those who lack self knowledge and are only conscious of their persona? One persona is usually insignificant and will rarely play much of a role in changing or influencing the structure of a society, but millions of people who are identified with their persona can shape and mold the structure of a society to an exceptionally large degree, even if it is done unconsciously. The persona is like a mask that ‘individuals’ wear for social purposes and personal presentation, and although it is an important aspect of the self, those who are solely identified with it are predominantly unconscious. One must consciously pursue psychological development and look within to explore the self, unfortunately most people choose to shun, ignore or reject themselves out of fear, keeping their psyches in a state of default and remaining unconscious of their inner world. When an ‘individual’ chooses to shun, ignore or reject their own self, they become a puppet to unconscious forces which often turn them into their own worst enemy, wreaking havoc on their life, health and relationships through their own unconscious driven thoughts, choices and behaviors. Carl Jung summed up this phenomenon beautifully when he said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” This avoidance of the self is not only driven by the fear of the self, but also by a refusal to take responsibility, by remaining ignorant of the self the ‘individual’ is also choosing to remain unconscious which enables them to assume the role of a blameless victim. Unconscious ‘individuals’ are usually slaves to their lower desires, driven by greed, lust, gluttony, pleasure, distraction, etc., they will choose things, associate with people, engage in behaviors and put themselves in situations that lead to sickness, disease, depression, guilt, shame, turmoil, pain, suffering, danger, injury, abuse, etc., but will rarely ever acknowledge that the terrible things that befall them are the result of their own poor choices. Magic mushrooms may act as a solution to this because they can reconnect you to your true self, expanding your consciousness and leading you to self-knowledge, but only for those who are willing to face themselves, even in the presence of fear. Carl Jung summed up the fear of the self best when he said, “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”. Rejecting the self is not only an act of cowardice but a betrayal of the self as well, it leads to feelings of guilt, shame, regret and often drives men into states of mediocre stagnation or degenerate decline. Although the path to self-knowledge, growth and change can be challenging, it is well worth the effort, especially when you consider that the alternative is a type of unconscious self-induced hell. As hard as the journey to self-knowledge may be, it is not all bad, it is also empowering, energizing and invigorating, it can lead you to better health, vitality and a more meaningful existence. The difficulty for most people is that they have a lot of darkness that they must embrace and work through in their journey, this darkness may stem from repressed emotions, trauma or unresolved conflict. However, the most important darkness that an ‘individual’ must face is their shadow, the shadow is the dark aspect of the self which contains the qualities and traits that have been rejected because they are considered to be bad, evil or unacceptable. Most people are not consciously aware of their shadow because they have not even begun their journey to self-hood, their shadow is usually completely repressed, if they do become conscious of its influence or presence they often attempt to ignore or suppress it, but suppressing the shadow is a form of self rejection that can turn you into your own worst enemy in the same way previously mentioned. The shadow must be confronted and integrated into the personality, which is a vital part of the individuation process. The amount of darkness that an individual must embrace in their journey to self-hood will determine the potential brightness of the light that they will find in it. In this way darkness can be viewed as something good and beneficial because light could not exist without it. Or as Carl Jung wrote, “No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”. 2-The Fear of the Unknown The fear of the unknown is one of man’s oldest and most powerful fears, people will go to great lengths to ignore, dismiss and deny the existence of certain subjects, information or ideas that may trigger this fear. The collective fear of the unknown has played a significant role in the formation of Western academia and its doctrines, many subjects are foolishly dismissed and treated as taboo, not because they are illegitimate or have been discredited, but because they frighten people and cause discomfort. This fear of the unknown is triggered by magic mushrooms because the psychedelic experience is in many ways an embodiment of the unknown and mysterious. The reaction to the psychedelic movement that took place in the sixties can give us insight into how the unconscious fears of the collective can stifle and hinder the progress and advancement of everyone. Rather than embracing and integrating these plant medicines into society, the unconscious fears of the collective and the authoritarian tyranny of the state led them to be demonized and prohibited. Much of the unconscious fear around psychedelic plant medicines has been greatly amplified by deceitful propaganda campaigns that persuaded millions of people to believe that they were dangerous drugs that would lead to addiction and self destruction. Part of the reason that these campaigns were so successful is because the fear was already present. It seems that the state may have even strategically exploited the collective fear of the unknown in a way that enabled the population to cower from their fears with a false sense of righteousness and a facade of superiority, believing themselves to be better than the “criminals”, “degenerates” and “substance abusers” who use these “dangerous” and illegal “drugs”. This behavior between the state and the population resembles that of the relationship between a narcissistic parent who shields their child from reality, this overbearing protection prevents the child from growing up, causing them to become weak, docile and delusional. Only in this case it is grown men and women who are choosing to remain in unconscious ignorance with an infantile dependence on the state to protect them, telling them what and how to think even into their old age. Conditions of safety, comfort, and ease are the very breeding grounds for what Nietzsche referred to as “the last man”, a man who lives a meaningless life of ignorance, hedonism and laziness. The most dangerous aspect of this last man lies in the fact that he is the rule, he is like an ocean of mediocrity that threatens to drown all exceptional individuals in unconsciousness and triviality, one must be a strong swimmer to endure his superfluous presence and overwhelming influence. If an individual does not allow himself time in solitude, he will end up feeling drained, demoralized and exhausted, you need to protect your energy. It is particularly important to face adversity, many men instinctively know this and seek to challenge themselves through activities that promote strength, stamina and endurance, such as weightlifting, martial arts, boxing, cold exposure etc., this is also why many men prefer to work jobs that require hard physical labor. Physical strength, stamina and endurance are invaluable, but the greatest strength we can ever attain comes from within, and it only comes to those who are willing to face their fear of the unknown. Facing your fear of the unknown in this way can be seen as a form of mental adversity which will enable you to cultivate fortitude and grit. The psychedelic experience is naturally feared because it is unknown and mysterious, but when you combine that with the fear of the self and the fear of the sacred it becomes a powerhouse of unconscious fears. Facing each of these fears through the psychedelic experience should be viewed as opportunities to become stronger by overcoming them. Fear is a great robber of life which can prevent you from reaching your highest potential, or as Joseph Campbell put it, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Fear of the unknown is our greatest fear. Many of us would enter a tiger's lair before we would enter a dark cave. While caution is a useful instinct, we lose many opportunities and much of the adventure of life if we fail to support the curious explorer within us.” 3-The Fear of the Sacred The fear of the sacred is the greatest of these three fears because it encompasses the fear of the self and the fear of the unknown simultaneously. All life is sacred, including the self, but most people have become so disconnected from the sacred that they have grown to fear it, if by chance they do encounter or experience it they often interpret it as something separate from themselves, as something unknown. Magic mushrooms trigger this fear because the psychedelic experience that they induce is, or at least has the potential to become sacred depending on the nature and intention of the individual. Taking a full dose of magic mushrooms, which is five dried grams, may lead to what is referred to as a religious or mystical experience. These experiences are unique to the individual and usually difficult to articulate, but they can be broadly summed up as a powerful reconnection to the sacred aspects of reality, which include the self, the earth, nature, the cosmos and the universe. These experiences often lead to massive expansions of consciousness, psychological rebirths, personal transformations, spiritual awakenings and miraculous healings. They are usually described as the most powerful and meaningful experiences that the individual has ever had. Reconnecting to the sacred may be unfamiliar, strange and even terrifying for certain people, the further one drifts away from the sacred, the more their fear intensifies. The collective fear of the sacred is so powerful and prevalent in Western academia that it has virtually eradicated the knowledge of, relationship to and even the capability of having belief in the existence of the sacred. Much of the atheistic materialist reductionist doctrines of the West are akin to clever defense mechanisms within the collective unconscious which are meant to protect people from their fears by pretending that they do not exist, a type of denial through self-deception which masquerades as intellect. Hannah More described this cunning trickery when she said, “The ingenuity of self-deception is inexhaustible.”. Atheistic doctrines are naturally popular because they resonate with the collective unconscious, they offer the same type of protection to the masses that they do to those who create and/or regurgitate them. This is not protection from any danger or threat, but protection from fear, from facing truths, realities and subjects that trigger discomfort and uncertainty. This is why science has degenerated into somewhat of a religious cult, it is used as a haven by those who have chosen to shun the sacred out of fear. The fear of the sacred is particularly intense amongst the indoctrinated, they do not have the capacity to think beyond their education, this is the degrading and dehumanizing nature of atheistic doctrines, they mislead people into believing that they are an insignificant fluke, a product of chance in a universe with no meaning, which is a perfect recipe for nihilism. Logic would dictate that this fear of, and disconnection from the sacred would be absent in religious people, however, it is often just as strong in them as it is in their supposed opposites – atheists. Carl Jung shed some light on this paradox when he said, “One of the main functions of organized religion is to protect people from a direct experience of God.”. Those who cling to atheistic materialist reductionist doctrines are not very different from many of those who cling to religion, their behavior is simply driven by unconscious fears. Most religious people use organized religion as a form of protection from their unconscious fears in the same way that others use science. They will go through the motions of going to church, listening to a priest, reading religious texts, etc., but will avoid any deep or meaningful religious practices, such as contemplation, introspection, meditation, ceremony, ritual, etc. What is even worse is that many of them will criticize, slander and attack those who engage in these deeper religious practices, foolishly labelling anything that triggers their unconscious fears as witchcraft, summoning demons, evil, etc. Atheistic academics do the same thing by referring to such religious practices as superstitious, imaginary, hallucinatory, etc., they also do this to their scholarly opponents and critics by labelling them as pseudo-scientists, quacks and conspiracy theorists. Unconscious cowardice defends its delusions through dismissal, denial, and slander. People of this type are always compelled by programming and driven by unconscious forces; fear, conformity, tradition, convention, public opinion, political correctness, the need for acceptance, the desire to appear “good” to others, etc. The indoctrinated are often arrogant and narcissistic, when they can no longer rationally justify their position they resort to personal attacks, they will mock, scoff, ridicule, slander, sabotage and mischaracterize anyone who challenges their delusions. At this point objective truth becomes irrelevant and civilized discussion impossible, the mob will stand behind whoever affirms their delusions and embodies their ‘values’. This is why almost every position of power and influence in Western society is occupied by incompetent, mediocre and delusional men, democratically elected leaders are the epitome of the unconscious mob. Or as H. L. Mencken stated, “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”. Being disconnected from the sacred is a disease and shunning its existence out of fear is cowardice, the reason people are so resistant and hostile to the truth is because they are scared to face reality. Or as Friedrich Nietzsche put it, “Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.” Nietzsche was well aware of man’s propensity to shun reality by creating phantasmagorical worlds in which he could shelter himself from his fears and from truths which he was not willing to face. In The Will to Power he wrote, “Metaphysics, morality, religion, science – they are portrayed in this book as nothing more than different forms of deception; with their help we can believe in life. ‘Life is supposed to inspire confidence’; the task thus imposed is tremendous. In order to solve this problem, man must already be an inveterate liar, but he must above all else be an artist. And so he is: metaphysics, religion, morality, science – all are mere artefacts of his determination to create appearances, to lie, to escape from ‘truth’, to deny the ‘truth’. This ability, man’s artistic ability par excellence, thanks to which he violates reality with his lies – he has in common with all that is. After all, he himself is a part of reality, truth and nature; how could he help but share in its genius for lying!...”.
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Self Lies
Numapepi
 February 18 2024 at 03:27 pm
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Self Lies Posted on February 18, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, there’s no more harmful lies, than the ones we tell ourselves. Lies like, “I’m a good person, my side is always right, my group is the best, we’re the only people who are virtuous, we’re so smart we should make all the decisions, I’m so smart I should make all the decisions, etc…” We lie to ourselves all the time. Some lies are harmless, but others are dangerous to our society, nation and very souls. No place do lies put us in more danger than when engaged in politics. Because politics is the nexus of so many raw nerves. Our interests, tribalism, team spirit, cultural ideas, law, religious tenets, wealth, fairness, etc… They’re tied up in politics to some extent. As a result we lie to ourselves even about our motivations. Often to suppress the cognitive dissonance that comes from those self lies. Both the left and the right, liberal and conservative, has a role to play in governance. As long as neither becomes hegemonic. A leftist is the type of person who will witness someone diving into a pond, and smashing their face into a rock, then being rushed to the emergency room, in close proximity to death… and will jump in the pond at the same spot. Then lament how it’s possible they could have smashed their face on a rock too. Because they’re adventurous, care free and heedless of danger. While a conservative will witness the same thing, and swim elsewhere. Without the adventurous, we stagnate, without conservatism, we smash our faces into rocks. Making the lie, our side should always have hegemonic power, because, whatever self lie we currently believe… very dangerous. The “I’m a good person…” lie is deadly. It can be exploited to cover a multitude of sins. This is a reason that when we do a bad thing to someone, even by accident, we tend not to like that person. Because, since we ourselves are good people, and we wouldn’t harm an innocent person, because that would conflict with our self image, that other person must be bad. This calms the cognitive dissonance that we feel from harming an innocent person, even accidentally. Do you think the Nazi death camp guards thought themselves evil people? Of course not. They thought themselves the good guys. They justified their atrocities by believing wholeheartedly, the innocents they were murdering were bad. Even the children. Like abortionists, Islamists and elitists do today. The simple fact of the matter is, your not a good person, nor am I, at best we’re bad people trying to be good. Bypassing that truth with a lie isn’t going to make us good people. It’ll only make us demons without a conscience. Moreover, holding to a belief, in the face of obvious evidence to the contrary, makes us stupid. Believing in absurdity is one of the hallmarks of stupidity. Plus, being unwilling to reexamine a belief, is proof of stupidity. The elite then, who believe killing a large percentage of the human race, to bring humanity in line with the planet’s carrying capacity, to maybe prevent a greater catastrophe later, is engaging in this kind of stupidity. Thinking they’re good people, and doing evil, is justified by the logic, the people they harm must be bad. Like those bad Maga republicans. Lies are dangerous but the ones we tell ourselves are the most dangerous. Because they sooth our conscience making us demons, allow us to believe absurdities, and make us stupid. I would argue that most if not all the problems we face as a species, now, are due to our lying to ourselves. The elite today believe absurdities, that fly in the face of history, because they’re lying to themselves. Do you think “judge” Engoron thinks his abuse of the law to get Trump is a bad thing? Or makes him a bad person? Of course not. He knows in his carbide heart, he’s the good guy. What other role of law than to be exploited to destroy bad people like Trump. Why is Trump evil? Because Engoron hates Trump, and since the “judge” is a good person, Trump must deserve it. So, again, we smash our faces into a rock. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Trust
Numapepi
 January 28 2024 at 04:31 pm
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Trust Posted on January 28, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems very frustrating to me, that we can’t trust a word from the mouths of the experts, government or press anymore. They’re all the worse kind of liars. Lying when the truth would serve them better. What I find so annoying about this, is that before I can give a smidgen of credence to anything they utter… I have to do a TON of research. Then I don’t trust most source either. So I’m reduced to reproducing experimental outcome. Which, obviously, as a curmudgeonly old guy with limited resources, isn’t always possible. I can feel my blood pressure rise whenever I hear the term, “The science says…” as if there’s a deity, the Science, that speaks to us… omnipotent, omniscient and benevolent. When in reality, it’s a bunch of psychopaths, trying to manipulate us into self harm. I used to trust the experts back in the day. It seemed they were more human hearted then. I can’t imagine any of my childhood doctors ever tolerating sterilizing a child. They would have become violent at such a notion. They certainly worked with far less. No MRI, PET Scans, or stents… they had to use their knowledge and intuition. Humanity and empathy was a big part of their practice. I suspect that kept a lot of psychopaths from many expert professions back then. Today, if you see a doctor, it’s for a moment and they usually don’t talk, they read what the nurse wrote. Any ache or pain befuddles them without fifty thousand in tests. Then those tests are usually inconclusive so they want to do exploratory surgery. Like anyone wants a demonstrated incompetent carving on them with a knife. My trust of government when I was a kid was Pollyannish. It was unwise to the Nth degree. Youth always fall for that scam though. Only those raised to be skeptical of power have some immunity. Being a boomer I wasn’t. We were taught in school, the media and by culture, that the government was fighting for us against the evils of communism. While communism is evil on a scale unimaginable by an ignorant kid, the evils of our elites was nearly as bad back then, and equal today. With deaths measured in the millions. Now, in my jaded state of absolute disrespect for power and those who wield it, my default position is the government and elite are always lying, unless proven true, by multiple sources. Because I don’t trust people who have lied to me over and over… for centuries. I used to trust the media that I agreed with, but now, not so much. They often have headlines that aren’t backed up in the story. That irritates me. It’s a waste of my limited time. Once I catch any news source participating in that kind of shenanigan, I tune out. I have to say though… I’m astounded at the outright anti truths the “unbiased” media vomits. The color of bile, with the same smell and taste, their reporting is often the opposite of the truth. I haven’t been to the boarder, but I shop at stores, and the amount of people today in the store, who don’t speak much English and are obviously not from around here, outnumber those who do! I’ve never seen that before. Lending credence to the reports the boarder is open, and calling into question Biden and the unbiased media’s assertion, the boarder’s secure. We live in a technological age. In such a time, honest experts, government and press is paramount. That honesty leads to trust. Our elites are all demonstrable liars though. Daily standing before us, with straight faces, saying up is down and wrong is right. Our doctors give us anti advice, then profit from the harm they’ve done. Our politicians act as demons, trying to harm the nation and its people. Meanwhile, the media calls itself the most trustworthy organization that ever existed, following Machiavelli’s advice to lie constantly, then claim to be a truth teller. Undermining the fabric of honesty that’s required for our technology to function, our science to advance, and our standard of living to grow. Losing trust due to a mistake is one thing, losing it because of malevolence, is another. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Political Greed
Numapepi
 February 04 2024 at 03:53 pm
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Political Greed Posted on February 4, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the most destructive form of greed, is political greed. Individual greed however is good. The individual seeking to improve his or her life, The means being serving others… and by doing so elevates all mankind, while the politician seeking to enrich themselves, take from mankind. Then there’s corporate greed, which the greedy politicians either love or hate, depending if they’re in bed with that corporation. Have you ever heard the fake Indian attack Planned Parenthood’s revenue river of blood, profits or wealth? Of course not! Their greed is her greed. So it’s okay. Your self interest, on the other hand, is vile and hateful to the greedy politicians. It gets in their way. That’s why a greedy politician will call you “greedy,” for not wanting to give him your hard earned money… to do evil. As Milton Friedman said, everyone’s greedy, my greed’s fine, it’s everyone else greed that’s bad. The communist, the socialist, the fascist and the capitalist are all greedy. Because man is greedy. The difference in paradigms is for the communist to fulfill her greed, she must take from others at the point of a gun, the socialist is a bit more courteous about it, they take using a gun, but say thank you after… meanwhile, the fascist enables their greed by taking from the politically disfavored, and investing that money in global conquest. The evil capitalist however has a different path to meeting his greed. He has to think of a way to serve mankind to get rich. The bastard. Someone else has to get a want or need met for the capitalist to get rich. It’s a two way street, a win win, making it unacceptable to the greedy elite. No one is more greedy than a politician, who produces nothing but friction, for his daily lobster. All day long they set around making deals to benefit the politically favored at cost to the nation, economy and mankind. Regulations are to an economy as brakes are to a car. Someone who lightly touches the brakes too often will wear them out quickly and have poor gas mileage. Someone who rides the brakes will get the poor gas mileage and brake wear, faster and with the added benefit of loss of control in bad weather. The brakes on our economy must be red hot. That friction may harm the economy and the little guy… but does it enrich the greedy politician and rent seeker. Who’s greed is never mentioned in the unbiased media, in their scrambling greed for a piece of the king crab. How can someone who is being stolen from accept the moniker, greedy, from the thief? Imagine you’re being held up at gun point in an alley and the thief calls you greedy, because you held out a few dollars in your shoe, for a cab ride home? Would that be the penultimate form of hypocrisy? No, it wouldn’t. When a politician calls you greedy… that’s the penultimate form of hypocrisy, the acme of deceit. Because the robber is certainly not wealthy, moral or intelligent, nor does he claim to be. While the greedy politician is wealthy and claims to be moral and smarter than us. So much smarter, they can spend our money much more efficiently then we can… just ask them. A politician then does the same action but claims it’s virtuous when they steal money. Magnifying a crime with hypocrisy and a lie. Political greed is a singularly evil human quality. It can only be met by damaging mankind. That’s why politician’s have thought up so many manipulations, to convince us that their greed is virtue, while ours is evil. Twisting right into wrong is a past time of all lawyers, psychopaths and politicians, but I’m being redundant. Amplifying their crimes of greed with hypocrisy, pride, envy, gluttony, sloth and protected by wrath. Then there’s the Epstein thing leading me to conclude lust is also on their list. Meanwhile, some of us believe a better way is to provide a way for everyone to get rich… by serving mankind. Horrible, I know, to serve others for one’s wealth, but you have to admit… it’s efficient. Building wealth instead of destroying it and disempowering the politicians with their multitude of sins. Sincerely, John Pepin Sincerely, John Pepin
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Why Limit The Expert Elites?
Numapepi
 February 25 2024 at 03:13 pm
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Why Limit The Expert Elites? Posted on February 25, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, all of human history is nothing but a recount of why people, especially the elite, need to be limited in their ability to implement their stupid ideas on others. Among the multitude of problems with tyranny this is one of the worse. Too much power, in the hands of a despot, oligarch or bureaucrat will lead to absurdity. The lack of feedback mechanisms and unlimited power combine to make rulers insane. Such paradigms are epitomized by Sodom and Gomorrah, Athens and the modern West. Don’t think I’m only talking about sexual depravity, it’s the whole gambit of stupidity. The leaders of these and many other states, in history and many lost to history, were alike in that they had insane leaders with unlimited power… that ruined their prosperity, health and humanity. There’s the tale of Caligula, the mad Roman emperor. Crazy as a bed bug he ruled with unlimited authority. Backed up by the Praetorian Guard. As is often the case with insane rulers, they have no personal power, they’re a post turtle. ‘You come upon a turtle on a post and you immediately know several things. One, the turtle didn’t get there itself, someone put it there. Two, it has no idea what to do once it’s there. Three, it’s terrified of falling off.’ – from the internet. In the case of Rome, it was the praetorian Guard that put him there. In the case of America, it’s the permanent government, the bureaucracy, deep state also called the administrative state… that put the post turtle Biden there. Our little Caligula, crazy as a tornado, inept at anything but graft, and a puppet in all but name. History explains what happens to societies that are ruled by maniacs for long… they collapse in ruin. Usually historians record their demise as the result of an invasion, famine or revolution. Those are tangential exigencies, that didn’t lead to the collapse, but were the “feather” so to speak. The same city state, nation state or empire would have been immune to invasion while in their prime, famines come and go but they only lead to collapse once the society has uncoupled with reality, and revolution only happens when the people are fed up. Nations rise in virtue and fall in decadence. It’s the cycle of mankind, just as biological entities experiences periods of growth, stagnation and more growth. The same holds true for ecosystems. Man’s governance of himself is no different. The Twentieth century’s lessons were unnecessary and unlearned. By 1920 the truth was obvious but too bitter for an elite that desired total power and control. Moreover, they convinced themselves they were smarter, wiser and more benevolent than Robespierre. So they set themselves to improving the lot of man… by slaughtering a large portion of it. Hitler thought himself a hero, Lenin believed killing people no different than breaking eggs, and the millions killed by Mao was a down payment on the reshaping of humanity itself, through eugenics, to make us more compliant, less individualistic, and therefore, better servants. The hubris of the elite back then resulted in crimes against humanity that boggled the mind… before our elites came out with Fentanyl, permawar, covid and the “vaccine.” You and I are no different, born into a life without consequence for anything we do, convinced of our rightness, and drinking wine laced with lead… we’d likely become insane despots as well. It’s not the tyrant you see, that’s the problem, it’s the tyrant you don’t see, that’s the source of the problem. The power behind the throne enables insanity to triumph over sanity. Rome had the praetorian Guard, Stalin the KGB, and Biden the deep state. They all serve their purpose, to skim the nation of wealth and power. Eventually, the insanity gets bad enough that nation invites invasion, sets itself up for collapse, or the people get so fed up with the insanity, they revolt. No matter how it ends, insane leaders always lead the people to ruin, that’s why they need to be limited… unless history’s wrong. Sincerely, John Pepin
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On Resurrecting Your Father
Sadhika Pant
 February 27 2024 at 12:29 pm
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It is during one’s twenties (or perhaps as early as the late teens) when the veil of parental omnipotence begins to fray. The timing is no surprise of course, given that the dawn of adulthood brings with it a great deal of energy, independence and a firm resolve to prove oneself. Young people in this phase of life step out into the world for the first time, armed with an arsenal of lofty ideals some of which are gleaned from the pages of books, some captured from conversations with peers, some remembered from the words of experts or other wise people, and a few from one’s own experiences. The inaugural steps into independence invariably beckon a retrospective gaze upon the decisions of one's parents, particularly one's father. Encased in the fragile armour of newfound autonomy, one finds oneself emboldened to cast a critical eye upon the choices made by them. A sense of self-assuredness, however fleeting, permeates the soul, strengthening the belief in one's own capacity to navigate similar paths with greater acumen. Resentment, bitter and unbidden, coils like a serpent within the hearts of these disillusioned children. They rail against the injustices of paternal fallibility, mourning the loss of their cherished illusions. The once mighty pillars of guidance now appear as mere mortals, burdened by the same frailties and uncertainties that plague humanity. Yet, amidst this burgeoning confidence, many of the ideals born from such introspection soon come crashing down. How frequently have we clung to notions that seduced us with their persuasive allure, only to find them hollow upon closer examination? How often have we awakened to the sobering realisation that we, too, have been ensnared by perspectives unchallenged and ideas untested, languishing in the caverns of our minds for years uncounted? The grand edifices of certainty constructed upon the sands of borrowed wisdom and unexamined truths come crashing down, leaving naught but the debris of shattered illusions in their wake. The mirage of our own competence and that of parental infallibility are eventually sacrificed on the same altar. How soon this transformation begins to stir differs from person to person. Some, who age gracefully, are quick to outgrow this resentment, giving way to a begrudging acceptance of the flawed humanity that binds father to child. Others hold on to it for years, even decades, unwilling to relinquish the shackles of a narrative that holds them captive. For these who refuse to transcend its suffocating grasp, a harsh fate awaits. Each perceived misstep of parental fallibility becomes a festering wound, poisoning the wellspring of familial connection and eroding the very fabric of their own humanity. Trapped in the quagmire of their own making, they forfeit the opportunity for redemption and reconciliation, condemning themselves to perpetuate the cycle of generational discord. The allure of such a narrative is undeniable, offering a convenient escape from the weighty responsibility of confronting one's own failures and shortcomings. After all, what easier recourse exists than to lay blame at the feet of one's upbringing, absolving oneself of the onus to navigate the turbulent waters of personal accountability? And so, the cycle continues, each generation passing down the mantle of unresolved resentment and unhealed wounds, until one dares to break free and forge a new path illuminated by redemption. Beyond disappointment and disillusionment, a bond tempered by empathy and forgiveness emerges—a bond stronger and more enduring than the brittle idols of perfection ever could be. A new foundation is laid—a foundation built not on pedestals of false perfection, but on the bedrock of shared humanity. And though the scars of disillusionment may linger, they serve as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and the enduring strength of love. With the conquest of resentment, parents reascend the pedestal, not as objects of blind idolisation, rather as figures whose generosity shines even brighter in the acknowledgment of their imperfections, now recognized by enlightened eyes. “When a child first catches adults out -- when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just -- his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child's world is never quite whole again. It is an aching kind of growing.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden.
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Episode 96: Criticism, Suspicion & Complaining
Jamie McGlue
 February 23 2024 at 03:23 pm
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Negative energy is that which shrinks the potential of life for creativity, higher-order complexity, harmonious interconnectedness, and the experience of love, joy and being. Positive energy is that which uplifts, expands, grounds, nourishes and enlivens the living. But there is a time and place for negativity; sometimes it is healthy and even inevitable to feel or express negative emotion, words and actions. Criticising and complaining can be a trap and egoic indulgence in one’s addiction to negativity and its sense of being right; but these can also be done consciously so as to communicate what is fair and so restore order and balance in a system of people or things. Suspicion is more subtle, being the critiquing one explores within oneself as potential grounds for criticism, complaint or resistance. This too is healthy as a response to true danger and injustice – to notice it – but can easily get out of hand. Especially in public communication, we should err on the side of trust, for this will often be jusitified, or sometimes will even be false but paradoxically become true. https://youtu.be/aQPuoJ1R990 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~