One object of the human psychology that appears to be ubiquitous is an individual’s existential imperative to affirm a purpose to his existence through an appeal to the concept of an omnipotent and omniscient deity. Atheists take hold of this notion in argumentative supplantations of deity believer’s views by pronouncing that believers believe on a basis predicated by their unaddressed fear of meaninglessness stemming from the lack of a universal creator. The acknowledgement of this meaninglessness would precipitate cataclysmic shifts in their world perspectives.

With this assertion of atheistic ideology I have no contention, for it is evident what importance purpose conferring beliefs are to any individual. My contention is with the atheist declaration that God does not exist, which belies the rationale inherent in their crusades against anthropomorphic divinities described and defined by religious doctrines. Indeed, that falsehood and contradiction saturates these books can be demonstrably ascertained to the inquiring intellect, but from the refutation of the validity of these holy texts, must it follow that one should throw out all mentions and sentiment of God altogether? What I mean to allude to is that the general concept of God – what we perceive God to be – need not be abrogated, but only redefined in accordance with our expanding knowledge of the Universe.

A common premise as an adjunct to the atheistic refutation is that God is anthropomorphic; a definition inferred from some holy texts which depict the divine architect as jealous, malevolent, vengeful, and at the same time all-loving. These attributes seem to be projections of human qualities and as such one can reason that God is all in the head. But I wonder, what would be spoken by an atheist to the innovation of the God concept that God is not some anthropomorphic power removed or outside of its own creation, but rather enfolded into the entirety of the Universe? What would be said to the expression that everything, from light to darkness, the macrocosmic to microcosmic, inclusively, every single particle, is god?

The reconciliation with aberrations in the ethics of god that beset mankind with disease and genocide would be inevitable, for all shades of good and evil would be derived from the One. Even the physical laws so dogmatically declared as the principles that would lead us out of the caves of a numinously orchestrated world could not escape that they too, along with hatred, the irritation of cutting oneself while shaving, and the existential crisis in man, are all the expressed content of the one.

To be straightforward, such a view gives great latitude to the advances of an ideology that posits a “divine architecture”. Under such, we would no longer be denizens of a world separated from the hand of light and love, but the subjective experiencers of God defining itself in finite dimensions as opposed to the infinite depths of its formlessness. We might realize that from this placid formlessness and unquantifiable essence, arise all forms of the Universe.

Other ramifications include the recognition of two diametrically opposed aspects of any duality are as a whole unto itself. No longer would the perception of good and evil give rise to the systems which seek to stomp out the negative for the positive of a immutable morality, for the God concept precludes substantiation of absolutes in moral code. What would better suit the resolution of morally impelled disputes among peoples but a relativistic morality where the right choice circumscribes the situation at hand? Such a morality would reflect the nature of the Universe in its ability to change and accommodate circumstance rather than hold to rigidly immutable principles.

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Fareed Zakaria: You made some comments about the American Republican presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. You called him brilliant, outstanding, talented. These comments were reported around the world. I was wondering, what in him led you to that judgement?

Vladimir Putin: Why are you distorting everything? The journalist in you is getting the better part of the analyst. Look, what did I say? I said in passing that Trump is a vivid personality, is he not? He is. I did not ascribe any other characteristics to him. However, what I definitely welcome…is that Mr. Trump said that he is ready for full-scale restoration of Russian-U.S. relations. What is wrong with that? We welcome this! Don’t you?”

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This is an excerpt of a conversation that took place in St. Petersburg at the International Economic Forum in June. It speaks to the importance of this year’s election, for our new commander-in-chief will be making some vital decisions respecting foreign policy that have the potential to shift the global paradigm for better, or result in the war to overshadow all wars.

The global situation is tersely summarized by Putin who, in the same session with Zakaria, said “major global conflicts have been avoided in the past due to the geostrategic balance of power, which used to exist”, a statement which implies that Russian-U.S. relations are deteriorating.

We have evidence of this notion in General Joseph Dunford’s statements to members of congress regarding the situation in Syria when he remarked that the forward-pushing of U.S. objectives would “require we go to war with Russia and Syria.”

We also know of the statements made by former Deputy Director of the CIA Mike Morell which seemingly aim to rally public and congressional concession for further U.S. involvement in Syria. What did he say? Oh yes, he blatantly expressed: “I want to scare Assad.” In the same interview with Charlie Rose, he expostulated that “[w]e need to make Russia pay a price.”

“We need to make Russia pay a price.” – Let that sink in.

Given that these words have come directly from a former Deputy Director of the CIA, we should not be surprised that an October 14th article from NBC expounds that the CIA is currently at the drawing board to devise a “clandestine” cyber-security operation/attack against Russian targets in retaliation to the alleged responsibility of the Motherland in the DNC hacks.

Whether this NBC article is pure propaganda or not (an operation isn’t exactly ‘clandestine’ when mainstream cables pick it up) this sort of information alludes to the necessity of electing a leader respectful of the international balance of power that keeps the specter of WW3 from manifesting.

I mean think about how crazy this is. We, the people, have no real proof that the Russians hacked the DNC, but our public officials are certain of the perpetrators and wish to retaliate ostensibly on the behalf of us and the principles of American Democracy. How kind. I apologize for the sarcasm but you will understand the sardonic nature of this idea briefly.

Here are a few items of pertinence respecting the DNC hack. First of all Putin has denied the hacking allegations (though he heartily finds the hack to have been for the public’s good) and secondly, NSA whistleblower William Binney has countered the claim that the Russians were responsible when reported instead that the hack was the work of a “disgruntled intelligence worker” (though this claim is just as tenuous as the counter). But what did the DNC hack expose anyway? Oh yeah, that Sanders was going to lose the Democratic Party’s nomination from the get-go.

So either way you look at it, the notion that we should play the tit for tat game with Russia because of the DNC hack is ludicrous, childish, and insensitive to notions of justice and democracy. Would you punish someone for exposing the flaws of our “democracy”? It is in view of the above that I find the CIA development of cyber-attack against Russia unjustified. But this isn’t the central issue; the potential for Nuclear War is.

Now, Putin is frustrated with the inability to “get through” to Western audiences; that we have every reason to be up in arms with what is occurring at the geo-political level.

“How do you not understsnd that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction?” -Putin

You can see here in his speech to a panel of international representatives that he is disconcerted with the fact that we the citizens do not feel any sense of impending catastrophe – we should in consideration of what nuclear material can do to us.

In contrast with our lack of sense for preparation, the Russians are preparing their own infrastructure to house and protect their own from the possibility of global war. They have even built bunkers capacious enough to hold the entire population of Moscow.

As a result of the introduction of new approaches to civil defense, an inventory of underground facilities of the city was conducted. The Moscow underground facilities will be able to protect  100% of the population of the city,” deputy head of EMERCOM of Russia in Moscow, Andrei Mishchenko said.

Yet, what are we doing here in the U.S.? Throwing memes back and forth on Facebook, watching football, complaining of menial things…

We need to take a hard look at what kind of future we want for our children.

At no other time in history have there been so many pieces on the chessboard of life that can deal a deathblow to our species. We should not be so impetuous to welcome any public official who disregards this fact. This is not hype, WW3 is an IMMINENT threat to our world and the Democratic establishment currently in power, which pays support to the Clintons, is dismantling U.S.-Russian relations.

I am not telling you to vote for Trump (neither party appeals to me), I am telling you to use your mind in making assessments of candidates and world events instead of buying into the banter and fallaciously illogical rhetoric of the media. I am telling you to use the most salient facet of our species and sift through the sea of information we find ourselves in to establish truth and that which will insure our prosperity. Your future depends on it.


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After perusing the asgardia.space website, it was brought to our attention that some of the symbols incorproated into the conceptual artwork on the site harken to ancient mythologies.

On the home page is a space-scape portrait that depicts a satelite above a cresent view of the earth. What is most curious respecting the satelite image is the icongraphy present within its center, a rendering of the seed of life and a glyph that is strikingly similar to the ancient Egyptian glyph for the eye of Horus.

What connotations might be implicit here? We do not hold any position of certitude, but thought the matter curious enough to posit a few opinions.

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“Egyptian culture has a famous example in the Eye of Horus. Horus was one of the most significant Egyptian deities, a stellar sky god of immense power. In one Egyptian myth, Horus was engaged in combat with  his uncle Set for the throne after his father, Osiris’s death. In said fight Set landed a blow which blinded Horus, entirely gouging out his left eye. This wound was later to be magically healed, in one strain of the story by the god Thoth. The lost eye of Horus, upon being recovered, was offered by Horus himself to his father Osiris in an attempt to once again resurrect him. This led to the Eye of Horus becoming linked strongly with protective elements, healing, and sacrifice, due to its sympathetic links with the actual severed eye of the God.”

Why is this icon present on the Agardia webpage?

What is implied here?

 

Have you ever dreamed about being an astronaut? What about living in space? Well, with the submission of an application you might be able to fulfill any of those lingering childhood ambitions.

Aerospace International Research Center’s Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli has proposed the creation of a new country and his proposition has been supported by Unesco. This nation will be unlike any other established in known history since it will be around, rather than on, earth. That’s right people, we are talking about a nation in space.

The independent space-state christened Asgardia will have its own laws, flags, and membership to the United Nations and it is estimated that approximately 100,000 people will be granted citizenship for the new hub of civilization. Application for said citizenship reportedly consists only of three pieces of information: e-mail, name, and current nationality. Citizenship can be sought after on their website.

Ashurbeyli is suggesting that the nation of Asgardia develop a ‘shield’ to prevent an asteroid-mediated calamity from unfolding on our planet. This leads to speculation that the name of the country may be reflective of its alleged function: assisting in the guardianship of earth from the inbound trajectories of asteroids. In any case, regardless of function, this harkens back to the movie Elysium in which there was such a space colony with high-tech medicine and unparalleled standards of living in contrast to an impoverished, famine-struck world below. Whether it ends up being truly reminiscent of its Hollywood counterpart remains to be seen. But whatever the purpose of this nation, it is worthy enough to be dubbed as a novelty of history.

Notes

Grice, W. (October, 12 2016) The Final Frontier: The First Space Nation was Revealed Today and You Can Sign up to be a Citizen. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1960371/the-first-space-nation-was-revealed-today-and-you-now-can-sign-up-to-be-a-citizen-of-asgardia/

Information itself may come to be devalued by the phenomenon of the sheer quantity produced in this modern era of electronic media. It is blatantly obvious that today’s users of the internet are engulfed by torrents upon torrents of information, much of which is never assessed for its accuracy or credibility. From political news to geo-spatial developments respecting human conflicts, from technological trends to keeping up with the memes and friends on Facebook, our minds are exceedingly challenged to make coherent sense of all this content. This is understandable, for not only do the massive quantities of information pose an insurmountable problem in simply consuming the troves of data, but humans are lacking the time to even start a search of potentially discrediting information respecting any given notion that splays itself on the luminescent screen.

It has been asserted that our addiction to mobile internet devices has led to a measurable decline in the attention span of the user.

or the disintegration in relations between world superpowers,

to the 5th mass extinction of species taking place on our planet.

These issues are more important than popular trends in gaming, sports, dating, or what have you – simply because they possess the potential to permanently alter our ability to live on the planet in the first place.

This brief diatribe on my perception of world problems is intended to impel the reader to deeply consider the cogent notion that our species has NEVER faced this many exigent situations simultaneously. In light of this fact, it is therefore most prudent and in the interest of you and your family that you prepare for the worst, educate yourself rather than focus on entertaining the mind, and seek to foster a community of care for our world and our species…

Understand that you are not separate from the ecology of life. As with any eco-system, if one species gains too much advantage over the others, it will spread ruthlessly, consuming resources in its wake that degrades the capacity of other species to thrive. There is a balance, and this ecological balance has nuances in the affairs of ge0-politics. Peace and war are on a fulcrum. We must foster growth and peace more than death and decay.

 

So get this. While the general public remains fixated on the “debates” between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the world is marching closer to the outbreak of WW3 as a result of U.S. policy regarding Syria and escalating tensions with Russia.

Back in September General Joseph Dunford while present for the Armed Forces Committee addressed Senator Lindsay Graham regarding the current U.S. efforts to oust Assad from Syria. This military objective was discussed in tandem with the question of whether Russia was responsible for a bombing of a UN convoy, an aggressive action which seems to lay justification to implementing war plans against Russia. These plans however were not, so far as the meeting evinced, put into military practice.

However, in a later congressional session, General Dunford was pressed to express his sentiments regarding the seizure of Syrian air-space to facilitate the accomplishment of U.S. objectives. In responding to congress he stated, “Right now, senator, for us to control all of the airspace in Syria would require us to go to war against Syria and Russia. That’s a pretty fundamental decision that certainly I’m not going to make.”

 

Infowars.com provides a break-down of this extremely important issue.

I know you probably don’t want to hear about another infringement of your constitutional freedoms in light of the revealing exposures of our own clandestine intelligence services’ seeming inability to stay on the right side of our freedoms – what with the Edward Snowden revelations and all. But nevertheless, it is important to talk about these issues in order to preserve what values we have left.

In a recent article published by Yahoo! itself, the suspicion that surveillance of user data is still an ongoing activity of the NSA has been confirmed. The internet company has complied with the agency’s wishes to aggregate data matching specified criteria despite the blatant breeches to user privacy the action represented.

Should we be surprised? In view of the history of intelligence services, including the operations of the medieval shinobi, the answer is no. Intelligence is all about accruing as much information as possible and then organizing it into a coherent framework that displays what is going on in the world -particularly those things of military significance. So no, it is not surprising that the NSA is looking to the giants of social media to further its implied objective.

However, people should indeed express great concern in light of these revelations for the reason that ‘we the people’ are not militating enemies of the state (granted there are a few wackos out there), but are the very people this agency was supposedly tasked with protecting. The fact that this agency continues to spy on the very people it is supposedly tasked to protect signifies to the commoner that its offices reflect the character of a paranoid schizophrenic who has come to view through a deluded lens that everyone is a potential enemy.

This is your reason to be concerned America.

 “Astrology is the oldest science in the world. It had its origins in the worship of the moon. Through the long nights before any history books were written, generations upon generations of savages sat and contemplated the wondrous and orderly procession of the seasons and the shining stars in the heavens. Man soon gave them names, and the names were those of the animal spirits he worshipped.”- Zolar’s Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (p.6)

The institutes of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf in Germany have put forward a theory in the journal Solar Physics which aims to elucidate the calculated possibility that the sun’s magnetic field is “influenced” by planetary alignments.

Why is this a big deal? Astrology is the ‘science’ of antiquity that postulates celestial bodies as causations/determinants of human personality, intrinsic talents, and the unfolding of events on Earth. Some have gone so far to say that astrology itself was the predecessor science of our modern day astronomy, thereby alluding to its significance.

However, conventional science does not recognize the artifices of astrology as a legitimate method to knowledge, but rather astrology is typically referred to as a false/ pseudo-science. If it does work, no one knows for sure how, nor is there any effective method of measuring astrological predictions and outcomes other than statistical analysis.

But now these researchers out of Germany are theorizing that the alignment of Jupiter with Venus and Earth actually influences the electromagnetic activity of the Sun. One researcher involved with the study stated,

“Interestingly, every 11.07 years, the Sun and the planets Venus, the Earth and Jupiter are aligned. We asked ourselves: Is it a coincidence that the solar cycle corresponds with the cycle of the conjunction or the opposition of the three planets?”

In attempting to understand how the solar cycle is influenced by alignment of celestial bodies, it is important to take note of two ‘effects’ that are said to be signatures of the forces propelling the sun’s dynamo. These effects are called the ‘alpha’ and the ‘omega’. Researchers are specifically interested in the properties of the former alpha effect in that little energy is required to alter it – allowing for the postulation that tidal forces of the planets may be responsible for initiating alterations in the solar cycle.

“Our calculations show that planetary tidal forces act here as minute external pace setters. The oscillation in the alpha effect, which is triggered approximately every eleven years, could cause the polarity reversal of the solar magnetic field and, ultimately, dictate the 22-year cycle of the solar dynamo…”

Should this development of modern science be viewed as a re-invigoration of the antiquated discipline of “astrology”? As above…so below…

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-10-link-solar-tidal-effects-venus.html#jCp

Mini-Ice-age anyone?

Are the individuals who advocate the Black Lives Matter ideology all peaceful? The short answer is no.  In this Commoners Guide vidcast, we will take a look at substantiated threats made towards first-responders by individuals who imply police officers are intrinsically racist and waging a war on the black population.  Let it be stated at the outset that Commoners Guide holds no conclusions respecting the Black Lives Movement as a whole. We simply wish to offer up information that will better equip others to draw their own conclusions.

The document covered in the above video can be found here.

Now with the above information fresh in mind, consider the following points made by Watson in his vid on the Charlotte “protests”.

 

What do you think folks?

As time advances forward, what of you will remain forever?

Your youth will leave you,

The body will age,

Your hair will gray,

The face will wrinkle,

And your cognition will decline.

That last one is interesting. Without a nimble brain, free of the natural vitiation that comes with age, all the memories and images upon which our ego is predicated will disappear, and with it, our most sanctified concepts of ourselves. In this respect you might consider yourself to be nothing. The mind seemingly came out of nothing, and to nothing it will seemingly decay.

So if this decay of the mind and death of the body is inevitable, and life is but a transient phenomenon, how does one best live his /her life and attain true happiness?

“Perhaps one could turn to hedonism!”

Ah, but pleasures of the flesh are transient as well. They cannot sustain happiness. But then again, happiness cannot, so far as one can tell, be sustained by anything indefinitely; for this would contradict the principle of impermanence.

However, happiness, as abstract as it is, should be understood as a common existential imperative. You see, people don’t purpose themselves to go out and engage in activities that make them suffer as an intentional mode of living. At least I haven’t met any. Sure, from time to time one’s actions generate the soil of suffering into which we sow many seeds, but we should not be so ignorant as to think that human beings don’t tend to seek happiness in life more than suffering.

So, in adherence to this idea of happiness as an existential imperative, what might sustain happiness in our lives? We cannot derive happiness from our hopes for the future, for the future may not come for us. We may not sustain our happiness with our precious memories of past events and those people and things we love, for old age will eventually rob them from us. In truth, attempting to generate happiness by acquiring and clinging to impermanent things will assuredly set us up for discontent.

I’m going to share a secret with you: Happiness is not to be found in the material world.

Think about it friends. Has there ever been a thing in your life that has sustained your happiness up to the present moment? I chance to say there hasn’t.

And so the question beckons us still. What can sustain happiness? Ironic as it may seem, one could argue that the abstract notion/state of happiness may be sustained in the appreciation and acceptance of the finite nature of our physical existences. Death itself is abstract as well. We don’t really know what it means or entails, hence all the fear that the notion of death generates. But in knowing you will die, perhaps you will appreciate more in life?

To the point: I will die, you will die, others will die. This is all natural and not to be feared. Happiness can be found in oneself by accepting this inevitability while respecting the life around us; having sympathy with all, for everything around us is dying. If you do not accept your own impermanence, then suffering will find you, and when it does happiness will obviously vanish. If you do accept death, then you might appreciate the life you do have and bask in contentment. You might treat others with compassion in that they suffer as you have (or do). Why bring more pain into an already diseased and painful world?

That is it for now. Take care.