Every August arrives with thoughts of both darkness and light; my mother Mary’s birthday on the fifteenth (also the Feast of the Assumption of divine Mother Mary) and the 1945 anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th respectively. These dates are etched on my cerebral wall; the latter two changed our world forever in ways never before imagined.
A primitive race of beings had broken some say a forbidden barrier. Energized by fossil fuel and the desperation of world war scientists near Santa Fe New Mexico created a series of devastating atomic weapons using the same hydrogen fusion process that powers active stars. Nuclear proliferation has followed worldwide with the stockpiling of 23,000 nuclear warheads, many pointed at countries that are trading partners and supposed friends. Dumb luck and survival instincts have so far prevented their reuse but the thermonuclear night is still young. The cracks in the armor have come thru “peaceful” applications of an energy technology that is proving itself untenable and deadly with publicized accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Ironically, President Obama who was elected by many for his staunch lifelong passion to rid the world of nuclear weapons, gave the green light to spend a quarter trillion to revitalize the arsenal. Imagine that!
Years later, radiation from Fukushima is still being released with the details a well kept Tepco secret. It’s everywhere in Japan, leukemia causing isotopes with a Jurassic period half life . Across the bigger pond increased radiation levels have entered North America in our rain water, in the milk of grass fed northern California Holsteins, in the moist rich peat outside of Boise, in the raspberries from Watsonville, on the ripe burgundy cherries from BC. A study then from the European geosciences Union said 79% of the expelled radiation contaminated the ocean, 19% fell on Japan and 2% spread out on the northern hemisphere. Percentage accuracy aside they termed the overall release as “massive” with high concentrations ending up in North America and Europe. Hillary made a deal at the time with her Japanese counterpart to keep the extent under wraps to protect fragile economies .. The Internet was a blackout zone; no matter how much I searched all the MSM reporting abruptly ended by March 22, 2011. A little more than a week after the initial event additional radiation monitoring by governments was deemed unnecessary. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to see the elementary truth had been obscured again.
My central question is why do we condone such deception? Apparently what starts as a cultural habit of little “white lies” for expedience between us personally becomes accepted manipulation on the public stage with anesthetizing effects that make the real wrongdoers invisible. Former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, sees it in the divided way we mourned for loss of life in Iraq; honoring the loss of American lives with almost no recognition of the 1 million Iraqi dead and 4 million displaced. We call this a victory. He sees the failure of Americans to comprehend the scale of destruction and manipulation wrought under their flag as nothing less than racist. He goes on to say “In America, we are very good at segregating our tears. Racism is our original sin”.2
We continue to export this uniquely American disease; our diminished myopic selves, masquerading as superiority and presented to the world as freedom. There’s no conspiracy here, it’s just a dated loop maintained by the undervalued, misapplied principles of the founding fathers who had imperialist visions of their own . We are a childlike species with unrelenting growing pains, like fish out of water jumping from centuries of blind faith in religious authority to a submissive faith in government control and technology.
It’s becoming apparent modern life is another yoke to be discarded, not by another revolution but individually one awakening at a time. The flawed Wall Street model has become an unacknowledged open wound increasing tension in all segments of society. The madness we see in the news cycle is integral to our evolution stimulating a collective immunity not unlike swimming in a polluted East river of NYC fortified a young George Carlin or how strong competition improves your tennis game. The darkness we endure in ourselves and in this aggressive world full of Donald Trump’s exists as fuel for our potential transformation. So follow your instinct and work for social justice not the status quo, move your money, identify those behind today’s unprecedented transfer of public wealth into private hands, let them bring out the storm troopers. Gandhi exemplified the power of peaceful resistance, done with a true spiritual foundation. In that spirit place awaits the true Self, a self that doesn’t need to be parented, manipulated or enticed ever again. A Self that’s open to higher spiritual faculties of right brained wholeness beyond the frustrating limits of logic, cause and effect blaming. There resides a new flexibility, recognizing resonant patterns, letting coincidence lead , accepting inevitable life changes (darkness and light) and learning not to run from but instead make use of our suffering for a more satisfying life.3 Ultimately self knowledge is knowing that everything behind the curtain is awareness, the Wizard, the Wicked Witch, the Land of Oz, Auntie Em, Dorothy, the tornado, the film crew, the world, the projector, the popcorn, Judy Garland even your movie watching body/mind. Everything appears as a thought in me (awareness) and I am free of everything.
Buddhakan from the “Nobody Knows album is a tune about a mythical city in a time of accelerating complexity. Humans once aligned with spirits turned away to unravel the mechanisms of nature have begun returning in need of wholeness. In this new paradigm rapid changes and old dangers will prove increasingly difficult for the inflexible but the rest will follow the signs and their destiny to where the second act begins in the most human city of all, Buddhakan.
1 Nuclear War or Real Security Joseph Gerson Truthout.org
2 Ray McGovern Guardian UK
3 Kiran Schmidt everybody is right Inergetix Inc