What Is Most Relevant In These Trying Times?

This is a question I answered on a public forum where I am apparently still welcome and for now uncensored .

Are Americans crazy? I say no. What we can see is mal-adaptive behavior. As
previously mentioned the evolution of free markets and democratic systems, in terms of economics is of greater influence than the invention of the wheel. What we are seeing worldwide are populations consumed and absorbed in instinctive behavior. The emergence of free markets and democratic principles changes the way mankind reasons intellectually. It does not change the adherence to instinctive behavior. Continue reading

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The Pledge Of Allegiance

Let’s look at the pledge of allegiance to the United States of America, in the light of reality. In doing this, I am not suggesting that any be disloyal to their country.

The pledge starts out, I pledge allegiance to the flag and to  the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands..

By taking the pledge citizens are pledging allegiance to the flag, and the country itself which is second in sequence. The flag is a symbol and an icon that stands for the country regardless of what it was, is, or is becoming . So, the country itself can change for the worse. The republic can lose its democratic principles. Citizens continue to focus on the flag. They may not notice when democratic principles are lost. Continue reading

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Forgiveness: The Misunderstanding


A man files for bankruptcy – and his debts are forgiven. In the minds of his creditors, is he exonerated? No, he isn’t. They have just quit expending energy trying to collect the debt. They are finished loaning him money – at least for a long time. His creditors have better things to do than to worry about reconciling the situation. They are never going to collect. All forgiveness is of the same nature Continue reading

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How To Train Human Beings

Audio Version

Most know how to train a dog, horse and countless other animals…. right? Farmers train whole herds of cattle. My, uncle, a cattle rancher used to load a truck with bails of hay. after which he drove off to feed his herd. He would blow his horn a few times and then start throwing bails of hay out into the pasture. It did not take long before all cattle would rush to the sound  of his horn. My uncle also had a system in place for medicating his cows.  He put them all in a coral and shut the gate. They had one way out. That was through a chute that would accommodate only one cow at a time. The cows were easy to motivate to get out.  He just placed hay outside the opening in the chute. As the cows passed through the chute, he would inject each one with medication. Continue reading

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Why Get In Touch With Reality?

There are many reasons for escaping reality. Fantasy serves as a coping mechanism. Fantasy is a great source of comfort in a world which is bound by laws of dominance and subservience. Fantasy is used to create a sense of security. Some lives are lived from beginning to end without being harmed as fantasy is used as an escape mechanism. However in most cases, reality imposes itself on all of humanity several times throughout a lifetime. The most recent occasion occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001.

The benefits of grasping and accepting reality may not be immediately apparent.  In the present moment, any benefits at all are hard to see. Benefits do accumulate over time…. based on the principles of window of window of enlightenment. The costs are up front. The enormous benefits unfold over time. Given time, the benefits do outweigh the costs, of over – indulging in fantasy.

The most obvious benefit of living a reality – based life is that of recognizing danger a person may not be aware of otherwise. Once fantasy is recognized and quarantined, a window of enlightenment opens up. What you see is what there is. Suddenly the motivations of others, as well as your own…. become apparent. This is of special value when dealing with issues involving love relationships. In the end, peace is found, while there is no peace in the fantasy world.

 

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