I have been offering commentary
for quite a while in an attempt to alert the community at
large as to certain dangers that we all face now. I think there is a war going on and I’m not
talking about the death and destruction that’s going on in
Iraq and Afghanistan or the death and destruction that soon
might be visited upon Iran.
I’m talking about a war that
is silently being pursued by some of us against the rest of us
right here at home.
What I observe is a shift in consciousness that has taken
place in our culture. It is the result of powerful people
using their money and influence to slowly dominate and corrupt
whoever they can in order to further their own purposes. They
do this without understanding or caring how their behavior
undermines the quality of life for everyone else. It is a
cancer that has in fact led to the end of our republic as we
know it or once thought we did.
Our resources and our wealth
are being diverted into the hands of a few. The means of
accomplishing this are varied but we see it happening in the
manipulation of markets, in the cloak of secrecy and the unaccountability
of government, and in the pursuit of war,
among other things. We have been lied to in order to pursue
war. We have been lied to in order to have us turn a blind eye
to the emptying of our treasury. We have been lied to in order
to influence us to become indebted and therefore enslaved…
usually without being aware of what is happening. We have
been lied to in order to make us ignorant, preoccupied,
divided, weak, and compliant. Why are our children
fighting in far off lands when the real war is going on right
There is not enough space here
to recount, nor am I aware of all the lies and deceptions that
are being used to destroy our wealth and undermine our culture
and happiness. But what I can say is that this pernicious
state of consciousness is being fed and nurtured (consciously
by some and unconsciously by others), not by any one person or
institution, but rather by a great many people and
institutions who have unwittingly accepted their role as
competing participants in a perceived reality that functions
only as a zero sum game. In this reality, winning is everything. If
you live in a reality where winning is everything, then you do
not believe in freedom, democracy, justice, truth, honor,
dignity, compassion, courage, love, or peace.
W.C Fields once said that,
“you can’t cheat an honest man.” That is generally true but
not always. People who have certain gaps in their education,
experience, or training can be cheated even if they start out honest.
Once a person comes to believe that winning is everything,
they are then willing to deceive and cheat to win, even though
they may still think of themselves as honest. In some
circles, this is how things are and the results are tragic.
I have identified in my
some of the hypocrisy we live with because of how confused we
are now... and I have also offered solutions (www.gpln.com).
you should realize is that the only solutions available require self-awareness and
a commitment to personal
responsibility. There is no institution that
can change consciousness for the better. Only individual human beings can do
that one person at a time -- alone -- through personal determination and
commitment. No government can do it, no corporation can
do it, no religion can do it.
Why should you believe what I
am saying rather than what you have been taught to believe or have
come to believe? I’m afraid I don’t have a good answer for
you other than to offer you the opportunity to read the body
of work that I have created. In
those writings I
have attempted to share with you just about everything I could
think of that might be useful to responsible people who want
to live in peace and in freedom.
Our ship of state is in rough
waters now. I explain how we can navigate these rough seas and sail this
boat safely home. But neither I nor anyone else can be of any
use without your permission and your own intention. Why?
Because you are free to choose. You are loved in freedom. I’ve
charted out one way home; there are many
others who will suggest another way. You
are free to seek your own destiny. No one can take that away
from you. You will choose your own destiny… actively
or passively, consciously or unconsciously.
I can assure you that no one is going to come and
save you from your future. The future is not something to be
saved from. One thing worth remembering is that no matter how
fierce the winds blow; no matter how off course you might
think you’ve drifted, the truth is, you have nothing to fear. One day you will reach the far shore… and
on your way there, you will never be alone, you will not be
forgotten, and you will always be loved.