UPDATE, from a READER 🙂
A day-after-Christmas reflection from Jean:
Yesterday, I expressed privately to some colleagues the deep sorrow I felt concerning the Syrian solders, prisoners of war, who were summarily shot in Aleppo, as well as for the deaths of those on board the Russian plane that went down in the Black Sea. I’ve received two comments on this, for which I am grateful, and, as a result, I would like to share my understanding of forgiveness.
First, if you go through the experience of healing these inflicted wounds as I have, you will understand that forgiveness is not only a gift we give to those who wronged us, but more importantly, it is a gift we give to ourselves. To carry that often suppressed rage is to be willing to create physical disease. We need to not only heal our emotional pain, but our physical bodies, where we store the trauma. (That is what I have had to do during the last two years so I can walk again: If you have an issue, it is in the tissue. It is these twin issues — both the emotional and physical traumas — that causes our aging, and believe me the cabal know it.)
Secondly, the process involves two very important other aspects, a) the safe release of the rage of the small, innocent child within us who has done nothing to warrant the abuse and then b) the ‘stepping back’ from the situation to look at it from a more mature, adult point of view. This second aspect involves understanding the lives of those who perpetrated the abuse, and with that understanding comes the final release.
As I remembered my parents lives — and as I recalled things that were said in my home, etc. I realized I knew far more than I thought I did, and I also understood they didn’t have a chance. Outwardly their lives were great, but inwardly from the git-got, their lives were terrible, and they and I were already doomed, probably even before I was conceived. The same goes for the larger world in general. If you understand the sexual dysfunction that the cabal has established so well on this planet, the dysfunction of our greatest creative energy —distorted and twisted, then you can understand why the men of ISIS do what they do. Add to this the drugs they are freely given, and we have a situation for total depravity. We now understand some of the basis for the depravity and insanity in our own society as we begin to realize the extent of pedophilia and Satanism, the brutalizing and murdering of young children for pleasure by those who rule us. Even John McCain, for example, (and many of his colleagues) is understandable — if we look at his larger life as a child, raised in a dysfunctional family. Dysfunctional families are the result of our deeply twisted sexuality, and they absolutely result in children with unhealthy outlooks and needs.
So eventually, we do reach forgiveness — and it is not a quick process as suggested by our words each Sunday in a church service, and I also suggest this is not the end of the process. Do we still want these people in our lives? Do we want to associate with people who are clearly abusers, who continue to lie to us, to play us for all we are worth, and who show no desire to change? I can tell you plainly that I do not! I want them gone from my life and from this planet. That is what my anger is about!
Does forgiving them mean we are required to tolerate them in our lives? Look where tolerating them has gotten us! If forgiving them will make them leave the planet, I’m all for it, but I see no signs yet of that idea being anything near realistic! Unless they honestly see the error of their ways and want to change, I want them — every singe one of them — gone from here!
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George Washington’s final words to his fellow Americans when leaving the White House will soon again become a part of this country’s hot political debates, but the person who will be interpreting these words to today’s Americans will be an American aristocrat whose viewpoints are actually far more similar to those of the British redcoats that Washington killed during the Revolutionary War, than to the viewpoints of General Washington himself.
* * * Trump’s economic plan is a betrayal of the people who voted for him, by Mike Whitney, Counterpunch . . . This is the first analysis that I have seen for public consumption. I’ll be looking for other, possibly opposing views . . . MUST READ
Trump’s economic plan has sent stocks ripping higher for six weeks straight. But what’s going to happen to stock prices when Congress gives Trump’s plan a big thumbs down? Has anyone thought about that yet?
And what about the Fed? Does anyone seriously think that Fed chairman Janet Yellen is going to sit on her hands while Trump launches a $1 trillion fiscal stimulus package that triggers a sudden burst of growth followed by a sharp uptick in inflation?
No, Yellen’s not going to sit on her hands. She’s going to raise rates to prevent the economy from overheating which is going to throw cold water on Trump’s pro-growth government-spending plan.
So why has the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) climbed more than 1,600 points and gained nearly 10% (“the biggest post-election rally on record”) when Trump’s plan is either going to be derailed by the Fed’s higher interest rates or blocked by the obstructionist Congress? It doesn’t make any sense, does it? And if the plan doesn’t survive in its current form, then stocks are going to retrace all the gains they’ve made in the last month and a half. That’s roughly 1,700 points erased in the blink of an eye.
Bottom line: Trump’s Santa Rally could turn into a stock market bloodbath unless he’s able to deliver on his promises, which doesn’t look very likely. Check this out from Bloomberg: . . .