The Sobering Global Reality

9 02 2014
Would you pay more to make Trade FAIR?

Would you pay more to make Trade FAIR?

The Forces Shaping Our World

If you have not been getting depressed lately then maybe you just have not been paying attention. There is so much to be depressed about. In which case you might feel the seductive downward pull of melancholy. Perhaps there is a mysterious feeling of sadness lurking out in the wilderness stalking you, waiting . . .ready to claim you at a moments notice. Lurking . . .waiting. Till finally, like the evil SLIME in a B-grade movie it drags you down into subterranean depths, into the underworld. Perhaps even into Neptune’s world, into the subaquatic realm of deep dark and horrible feelings. And maybe . . . maybe, that’s not such a bad thing after all because let’s face it: there is actually plenty to be depressed about. And a warning: this is not one of those pieces of propaganda you see plastered all over the toilets of the Western World or bobbing up on the telly giving you a hotline number to call if you feel depressed. Managing depression has it’s place, but this is not one of those places. And you can be assured of this: There is HOPE. Real hope.

It will not here be proposed that the depressing reality is merely a chemical imbalance in the brain that some neurological doctor of reductionism can address by introducing a new poison into your brain. There now! It will all be better soon. Really? Honestly? Such bullshit.  It seems that so often the best that the medical fraternity aim for is that you will settle enough so that the problem goes away. As if we are three year old children that need to be put to bed, to be made unconscious. Thanks, but no thanks.

Ah yes feelings. Feelings! Those messy and fluid blobs of pulsating and very human energy that can not be forever avoided. Even if you want to. You may at times, find yourself standing on the metaphorical cliffs of your own isolation and loneliness and look into that sea of  seething and unregulated emotion wondering if your are brave enough to dip your toe in the water much less to jump in. You may at this point of contemplation feel an urge to run away. Or even take yourself off the game-board. Yes it certainly does happen. Or you may in defeat want to scurry back into the video game. Back to the television. Back to the bottle. Back to the fun-parlour. Back to the sex doll, or sex person. But as the Alcoholics Anonymous peeps will tell you, it will probably be necessary to hit rock bottom before you are ready to change.   But here’s the thing: it isn’t actually necessary to hit rock bottom. You can can simply decide to change. A radical proposition admittedly but there it is. So sue me. Yes, it can be done through choice. You can simply look at the “what-is” of your life and fess up. I did it! Just own the whole damn thing. And after making a thorough inventory of all the shit stuff . . .you then get to decide what you want to do about it.

Simply existing as an anaesthetized member of an unconscious civilization will not bring you any joy, or any real pleasure and certainly no fulfilment. Those things are all off the list. Surfing the mall for distractions will leave you feeling empty. Honestly . . .As you cruised past all those retail outlets offering all that cheap and even overpriced stuff, did you spare a thought for the people who exist in grinding poverty in slave-like conditions to bring you your pink satin panties? Your iPhone cover? Your new set of dumb-bells? Your cross-fit lycra gold lame tank top by Designer fitness pro Desmondo (made in Bangladesh)? Cheap t-Shirts. Overpriced stonewash jeans. A baby’s arm holding an apple. Now go be happy and shut the fuck up.

It’s no wonder you’re depressed. You should be. There is no simple way out. The truth is that us Westerners can be just as trapped as those in sweatshops. We’re all slaves it seems. And the competitive genes of the world’s poor are striving to get their kids into better education and higher paid jobs so that one day they can come to your country and take the best jobs from your kids. This is not a racist rant. And I wish it were’t true. But the way things are, it’s more than just a little bit true. We humans may have invented a bunch of technology that makes it ever easier to rape the Earth and produce ever more stuff, but it seems that sadly, we are a long way from being truly civilized.

So start crying. Really. If there IS something that can change the world it’s people getting in touch with their feelings. For it is not possible to engage with the authenticity we need to affect REAL change, from the place of narcissistic avoidance, perpetual numbness and proactive insanity. You just get more of the same. And you see , , ,this IS the Apocalypse. We are living through it. What does it mean? Apocalypse? Though I have noticed that most references to this truer definition have been whitewashed lately. Funny thing . . .  It means a lifting of the veil of secrecy and lies in a time of evil and corruption. Honestly. Seen the news lately? By that definition The Apocalypse is in full swing. And you need to make it your own. Start to get in touch with your own dark feelings, of sadness, of regrets or remorse. Spill the beans. About yourself. To YOURSELF. And when you’re done look out into the world and see with brutal clarity the BEAST of Revelations in fully exposed ugly mode. LOOK at the corruption of the world, and start weeping. You can change, but it’s not going to happen from the place of  hiding, of avoidance, of chosen ignorance and of endless addictions. Get clean. Get free. It’s time. Change.

You see, it’s not actually as bad as it seems and at the same time it’s far worse. That is the paradox of course. Far worse? Well . . .you may have been listening to all those crazy conspiracy theories on-line and in your face saying all this terrible stuff. Who do you believe? What is actually going on? If you need any inspiration you can do a search on Building 7. There’s a case in point. How . . .the fuck . . .did it fall down? This is the question that many highly qualified people are asking. No answers from the US administration. No secret societies have put up their hand to admit complicity. What a surprise. And while you’re at it remember the worlds of Adolph Hitler. In the game of mass psychology, control and dominance, it is useful to tell a BIG lie. A lie so monstrous that people would refuse to believe it. Building 7.

So how should you make your way in a world of greed, corruption, anxiety, depression, evil and lies? It’s a good question. First confront your own corruption and lack of moral fibre. Feel your feelings about how you FEEL about such a breach of trust with yourself. Own it. And take your time. Give yourself more than a minute on this. THEN .. .FORGIVE YOURSELF. And then decide that you want to change. It’s the authentic decision that will lead you out of the labrynth.

There is an old Chinese saying. You should not fear making slow progress. Fear only making no progress. Stagnation really is death. You need to get committed to your own LOVE actions. State of being. Open heart meditation. LOVE of God however you conceive him/her to be. Get committed to yourself. Doing the REAL thing may seem odd at first. It seems we have all become so comfortable with the LIE that to live in the truth can feel a bit odd once you decide to get to it. A bit weird. Hey! Just do it. You could make up a list of authentic actions, projects, stances, behaviours, consumer choices, habits. thought patterns, friends, groups . . .songs to sing . . . and just schedule in things on the list. There would be no room for anything else. Turn off the bloody telly! In fact there is a new word doing the rounds: Voluntourism. Look that one up. Getting un-fucked is a job of work to be sure. But as an evil communist dictator once said. The journey of a Thousand Miles begins with a single step. Hang on! That wasn’t an evil Communist dictator who said that. It was Lao Tsu – a wise man. Strange how these things go.

If you need any inspiration to more deeply feel and understand the global perspective there are few more enlightening or sober reflections available than from the lips of the President of Uruguay – Jose Mujica as he addresses the United Nations 2013





Cornell West’s Catastrophic Love

1 07 2013
Blues Legend Robert Johnson

Blues Legend Robert Johnson

What is The Bluesman?

“The Blues responds to the catastrophic with compassion; without drinking from the cup of bitterness. Not with revenge but with justice . . .that’s the best of the Blues you see . . .Cornell West. See the whole interview





CEO of Nestle Peter Brabeck – Sociopath, Asshole, Fascist

5 06 2013

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Exclusive Membership in the Asshole of The Century Club has been awarded to Peter Brabeck CEO of Nestle for promoting crimes against humanity

Congratulations Peter Brabeck – You have been awarded exclusive lifelong membership in the  Asshole of the Century Club by Dr Quantum’s Lime Flavoured rEvolution.  For having the unmitigated gall to actually have yourself recorded – for general distribution! – delivering anti-human propositions including 1) promoting the virtue of the privatization of water 2) stating that there has never been a disease caused by GMOs in the USA and 3) bragging about how your factories (one of the world’s leading “food” producers) are becoming increasingly robotized.  Peter . . .i am praying for you. Get well soon. Meanwhile folks can find a list of Brands below owned by Nestle. Also included is Peter Brabeck’s warm little chat to video on his vision for the future of humanity. Thanks Peter, for letting us all know who you are and what you do. Who needs conspiracy theorists darkly imagining what elitist, fascist, sociopaths are getting up to. Now we know. God bless you sir.

Some of The Brands owned by Neslte from The Brands That Own The Brands

Loreal . Garnier . Maybellene . Ralph Lauren . Yves Saint Laurent . Diesel . Georgio Armani . Purina . Kit Kat . Aero . Movenpick . Drumstick . Coffee Mate . Perrier . San Pellegrino . Vittel . Carnation





Political Power in the USA – The Corporatocracy

3 01 2013
Corporatocracy = fascism. Comprendez vous?

Corporatocracy = fascism. Comprendez vous?

The central criticism of the United States of America has for some time centred on the corrupting and hypocritical relationship between big business and the agencies of government. The powers that be in the U.S. have long trumpeted that the justification for both foreign and domestic policy is that they have been keeping the world safe for democracy. Clearly, such a claim is now seen to be as hollow as organised crime kingpins saying that they are keeping the world safe for business.  To be sure there would be truth in the statement . . .but would it be a true statement?

Respected Columbia University Economist Jeffrey Sachs in his book The Price of Civilization is now laying it on the line. He only stops short of using the F word. Fascism. It’s what Americans cannot bear to hear about themselves. The fact that they are currently doing a very good job of imitating being the greatest fascist power on earth. But let’s look at what Sachs does say.

According to Sachs America is caught in a vicious cycle; the cracked record of the corrupt American system.

“Corporate wealth translates into political power through campaign financing, corporate lobbying and the revolving door of jobs between government and industry; and political power translates into further wealth through tax cuts, deregulation and sweetheart contracts between government and industry”

 . . .in other words fascism.

Sachs point to four main sectors of US business that exemplify this vicious cycle and which underline the transformation of America into a Fascist society – he uses the phrase takeover by the corporatocracy which of course means exactly the same thing as fascism, just in more acceptable language. These four sectors are: 1) The military industrial complex 2) The Wall Street-Washington complex 3) The big-oil transport-military complex and 4) The (so-called) health-care industry. This last one some people might prefer to call the torturing people for profit in the name of medicine industry. Sounds pretty ugly? Well . . .what are you going to do about it?

What to do about this unholy mess? Well it may sound somewhat overly simplistic, however Dr Quantum would suggest that firstly having the awareness to be clear and honest about the current state of play is the first step forward. Closely followed by forgiveness and then last but certainly not least . . .having a regular schedule of co-creatively envisioning the positive, transformed, healthy future you wish to inhabit. This last part of the technique may well be derided by the intelligentsia – those materialistic, Marxist, intellectual atheists who are a feature of our institutions of higher learning. Many of these folks are enormously well intentioned individuals, in the same way that you will find people of noble sentiment in the Tea Party. But of course as it has been said – the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Quantum-wise the co-creatively envisioned and metaphysically projected positive future will do more to transform the world for the better than an endless stream of suicide bombers, torturing the projected “villains” – the enemy, and Uncle Sam’s drones and missiles and counter intelligence in the form of dis-information. The metaphysical approach may even be better than an endless stream of books – Gosh! However in the interests of sanity we must encourage education… regardless of how flawed the system may currently be.

Time to wake up.





The Cancer Cure That Could be Bad For You

17 10 2012

Jim Humble – saint or sinner?

Just received the latest CANCER Defeated! Newsletter.  If you’re like me you find it impossible to read every newsletter or blog that you subscribe to. So I do what most people do.  If the subject line really grabs me I will read more.  So here’s the latest subject line from CANCER Defeated!

This cancer miracle may be a bad idea

So what did I do? Of course I read the email! Because if there’s a “miracle” cancer cure out there that is actually a BAD idea . . .then for sure I want to know what it is. And what is this so-called miracle cure that might actually be bad? Well it’s something I have known about for a while. It’s Jim Humble’s Miracle Mineral Supplement or as it is known MMS. And here’s what the CANCER Defeated! people did. They said that while the FDA has warned people about MMS being dangerous, that in fact people might want to check it out for themselves. In fact they were helpful enough to provide a link to a free chapter of Jim Humble’s book titled Breakthrough The Miracle Mineral Supplement of the 21st Century. And you can link to that chapter right here. Free Chapter of Breakthrough The Miracle Mineral Supplement.

I have noticed that the various alternative health commentators who have an exception with the FDA are very careful not to get on the wrong side of the law by saying the wrong thing. The fact is you could end up in Jail. This is the same Government agency that tried so hard to put Dr Burzynski in Jail for coming up with a safe, side-effect free medical intervention for cancer. . .that works remarkably well.

Dr Burzynski – genuine cancer cure or genuine fake?

And you have to ask yourself: if they tried to put someone in jail for finding a medical cure for cancer that is quite safe and side-effect free, well . . . how can you trust them when they tell you to flush your Miracle Mineral Supplement down the toilet?

It may seem extraordinarily harsh to label the organisation that is empowered to regulate Food and Drugs in the United States of America as crypto fascist, but according to the most well accepted definition of fascism it is: the merger of corporate and state power.  Crypto means: having a secret allegiance. It seems the FDA may have been/ may still be, representing the commercial interests of certain large pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma) instead of focusing on the actual good of the people. The problem with this if true is that it is not only deeply immoral but I can only hazard a guess, probably illegal. The fact is that if true, this could well mean that countless hundreds of thousands of Americans have suffered the horrors of various types of chemotherapy for the sake of the profits Big pharma. And there’s your crypto fascism right there.

And now the question is what are you going to do about it? What are we going to do about it? You see I live in a country – Australia – that pretty much just rubber stamps whatever lies the pharmaceutical companies, not to mention the likes of Genetic engineering cowboys such as Monsanto, want them to rubber stamp. One of our former prime Ministers – Malcolm Fraser – has said that Australia’s slavish following of American foreign policy is so obsequious that it is embarrassing. We just march off and fight every time Uncle Sam gives the nod. It is obscene when you think about it. America is fighting to keep the world safe for their brand of fascism? Why would anyone want to support that? Little wonder that certain folks are upset, regardless of how crude their methods of protest may be.

Now here’s what I do like about America. They stand – in the ideal sense – for freedom. It is in their genetics as much as is grubby materialism and killing your own grandmother for a buck. This ideal of freedom extends to religious as well as political freedom. So in all it’s multi-faceted complexity America still is ONE of the greatest countries on Earth. And what concerned people can do to heal the gaping wound of the American psyche now . . .is to become active, tell the truth about the shortcomings to yourself and others and to visualize, meditate and if you are so inclined pray for the positive way forward. The way of LOVE. These last three visualize, meditate and pray, will undoubtedly cause some to roll their eyes. And yet paradoxically from the quantumized perspective they may be counted as among the most effective cures for the post-post modern maladies of America. You better pray that is correct.





Growth – And What’s Wrong with The Media Anyway?

11 10 2012

Green Man – huge potential for growth

True Growth Potential Remains Unrecognized

Michael Feller (is that feller as in tree feller or feller as in bloke?) makes some dubious comments in the Sydney Morning Herald recently in an article that starts out appearing to condemn the God of Economic Growth and then makes a catastrophic error.

Media studies is required now more than ever. There are of course journalists and journalists and media outlets ditto. It must be remarked that while media organizations accept paid advertising their ability to tell it like it is will remain compromised. But this is based on a deeper issue; it is the issue of consciousness.

As far as reporting the truth and the ability to report it goes, it may be helpful to make the following observation.  People in a materialistic state of consciousness will perceive reality in a materialistic framework. And while the materialists often point to the evils perpetrated by the Churches and adherents down the centuries claiming this as proof that there is no spiritual existence, it’s a very weak argument and one which can be dismantled with some simple Aristotelian logic. You are encouraged to do the simple logical one-two-three step that disproves that fallacious argument. Onward.

To make it easy to grok the central premise we could go to Amit Goswami retired professor of physics from Berkeley California who will tell us that the basis of matter is not physical stuff at all. And being a professor of physics he might know a thing or three. Along the lines that this material world is the illusion and that the basis of matter is consciousness. So the materialists are the ones who have got it all wrong. Far from them having to suffer the smug attitudes of Greenies, vegetarians, bicycle riders, tree huggers, zen meditators and various transcendentalists, it is the sensitive spiritualists who have to suffer daily crucifixion by the dullards. Bless those bastards! You see the fact is that we get seemingly sane journalists like Michael Feller (is that feller as in tree feller or feller as in bloke?) making some fairly dubious comments in an article that starts out well enough and then makes a few catastrophic wrong turns.

Here’s what the Tree Feller says:

If a team of interplanetary anthropologists were to descend to earth in their spacecraft, they would notice that, like some distant tribe who worships a panther’s claw, a voodoo mask or the gnarled roots of an ancient tree, the human race has a strange fetish for growth.

Whereas past civilisations built their pyramids to gods who brought rain, or made the rivers flow, in ours we shop. The temple is the air-conditioned mall, where we occasionally have lunch on small rolls of tuna and rice – a tasty mix of the endangered and the engineered – before maxing out the credit card on clothes we don’t need to impress people we hate.  Michael Feller – Growth The False God of Economics SMH October 9, 2012

As the joke goes, like a hundred dead lawyers – it’s a good start.  But then a little further on his line of reasoning starts to go off the rails: he says . . . From the self-development books of Oprah and Tony Robbins to the world records in the Olympic Games, the act of standing still, or of tomorrow not being better than yesterday, is the ultimate sin. 

Yes Mr Feller I can see where you’re going and . . .that’s right. Evolution and growth, the act and art of becoming more of who you are is the goal. However. . . when you have a materialistic conception of reality then you will feel compelled to express this innate expression of self by laying waste to large tracts of nature, bullying, bulldozing and erecting . . .factories, shopping malls, skyscrapers. This is also know as conquering nature. In a word . . .rape.

And it is here that Mr Feller, having wandered somewhat from the path goes off course for a 4 wheel drive bush bash par excellence.

Yet economics beyond growth is exactly what we need if some kind of equilibrium is to be restored in the domestic and global economy. . . .we essentially need a no-growth environment.  OK . . . . i’m still istening

But how can such an agenda be pursued?  he asks wondering about the viability of both Capitalism and Socialism. And then he delivers the coup de grace.

Is deep ecology the answer? Not if you don’t wish to wear a hairshirt. Reducing our standard of living to the level of people Bono sings about is never going to be popular. Ditto for primitivism, survivalism and fundamentalist religion as well.

Now . . .i am sorry Mr Feller but this is where I deliver a rant about the crude ignorance of materialistic boof-heads. Go ahead and make up up your own rant . . .NOW!. But hey . . .Mr Feller, I understand that you tried, heroically to say some stuff about how we need to take a critical look at the God of Economic growth, except that you’ve stuffed it up brilliantly. Oh well, what the hell.

Here’s what I would suggest are the main points and how they can be clarified, improved upon and corrected.

1) Growth IS actually GOOD, just not the cancerous growth that is the product of Western style materialism. But . . . you can still have environmentally sensitive and sustainable economic growth, it just needs to be sensitive and sustainable.

2) Growth needs to be re-defined as that which has an inherent and essential metaphysical character. From this point of view we can learn how to hug trees without feeling the need to wear a hair shirt or move to Bolivia. Unless you really want to. Deep Ecology, yes we need more of that. No hair shirt required, just a little emotional honesty.

3) Once we learn how to re-define growth from the point of view of material reality being based on consciousness (a la the quantum science of Amit Goswami et al) all of the elegant, congruent and harmonious perspectives of how we can profitably align with the universe (in the deeper as well as immediate sense) will become much clearer much more easily. This will occur through self-organisation of the geometry of the mind. When your vibratory rate of consciousness changes so will your world-view – through self organizing mental phenomenon. Oh yes this might just be too revolutionary for the pop-up toaster brigade. But that’s why we have laws in society. They are not there just to help the rich get richer. No! They are there to protect the sacred balance of life from boof-heads, dickheads and various wilderbeast.

4) Ultimately it’s a choice. It’s a choice between Love and Hate, between contracting with fear or expanding with love. It’s a choice between dominating the world and nature and having dominion in nature – which will require awakened consciousness. It’s a choice . . .and there ain’t nuthin wrong with Deep Ecology. Think about that next time you’re being hailed on, stormed at, flooded, burnt, singed and shrieked at in the feedback loop of infinity. Nature is very kind, kinder than you may imagine, and She is waiting for you to awaken to this very potent fact. Quantum Out.





America fails the TV Test

3 10 2012

Standing for . . .fascism? Ignorance? Can do better

They didn’t know Britain was involved in World War II at all

So what is wrong with America? By America I mean the United States of . . .Well, case in point. A recent piece in the Sydney Morning Herald  TV Fails the screen test for this culture (SMH 1st Oct 2012) tells that: a young Australian was previewing her World War II film Charlotte Gray in the US (in Pasadena) to a supposedly college-educated test audience. Afterwards the Warner Bros head of marketing came forward extremely shame-faced, clutching a pile of audience test cards.

He confessed most of the audience had a problem comprehending the film because there was a terrible gap. They didn’t know Britain was involved in World War II. At all.

Comprendez vous? The question that springs instantly to mind is: how could a country in which the citizenry have so thoroughly been brainwashed by their own heroic mythology, rhetoric and subsequent rewriting of history engage in any sort of meaningful way with the rest of the world? The answer is that up to date they have been doing an only so-so job at best. Most people in the world hate them. This is very hard for them to accept. Time to wake up America and smell the fair trade organic coffee. America . . .the United States of, has proved itself to be armed and dangerous certainly. They have demonstrated that they are a nation with an overabundance of obese, poverty stricken and poorly educated individuals who might have been served better by their state had their state not become the standard bearer for fascism. That is to say where Fascism equates with a merger of corporate and state power. This is fascism today. Their banks are a prime example. Look to where they have privatized the profit and socialised (bailed-out) the debt. But there are so many examples in the great nation. And it still is a great nation, but they so desperately need to grow up without nuking anyone’s ass. They’ve been there, done that.








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