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Becca the Student

@Maureen, thank you so much for sharing that vision of our future--that brought tears to my eyes. I agree with you, I can also see very clearly the bright possibilities ahead of us, and I have hope we might get there sooner rather than later.

 

@Wendy, I'm not looking forward to the nerves and dread of late October/early November, but I can also see and feel how it has the possibility to be in January, in the best possible probability where love and forward momentum has won. When I picture it, I easily picture the lightness I feel, the weight and terror lifting off my shoulders and the hope rising in my chest. I picture enjoying the rest of the year, the kindness that grows, bolstered by renewed enthusiasm of humanity, the gratitude we all feel when spring and summer comes around and we're able to re-experience the seasons fully, seeing them anew. It feels like the worst of the fight is behind us, though there are still battles ahead. It feels like being able to breathe again, to take a full breath of fresh air after living under four years of an oppressive virus stealing into people's lungs. (It's impossible not to notice the parallels in the way Covid so violently invades and demands attention in the same way as white supremacy.) And it feels very sunny. 😉

 

 

@BrianW Sending you so much love. Are you able to meditate? Mental illnesses do suck, but that peaceful feeling you described in that dream sounds like a state I go to when my anxiety gets overwhelming. My guides told me it's a place within you, you carry with you everywhere you go. I visited it for the first time when I was getting a reiki session and asked desperately for help from Essence. Whether you can feel them or not, your guides are with you, they love you, and are trying to help you. They want me to tell you that.

 

The dream about the house, I think, is about how the energy of depression (the glowing man with the tornado) is what is causing this destruction of your view of yourself: it's an outer voice that's become internalized in you, but it isn't you. The house is your foundation of how you see yourself. Your mother is representative of the way you punish yourself for this destruction of your perception of yourself -- but the eight-year-old you, the heart of you, knows the depression is the cause, not you, and knows you only have so much control over the chemical processes depression causes. So you're telling yourself to "let go of it" -- stop beating yourself up and blaming yourself for your depression. Remember you're only a kid. Love yourself as you would an eight year old, be kind to yourself as you would an eight year old.

 

That's my interpretation, at least. I hope that's helpful in some way. ❤️

 

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@Wendy, oddly enough, yes!!!, I experienced this right out loud yesterday. I wrote this 24 hours ago on Facebook in response to a fabulous 11 Tweet happy-blog-fest on Twitter. I will post the Tweets b

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regarding the need for a figurehead for the "Believers", I recently posted this on my FB page:

 

the alt-right machine must be working overtime because all the people we know who get their news from those sites are asking us how we can vote for Biden, as if that's all we're voting for: a person. Here's my answer:

 

I'm not a cultist. I'm not a hero-worshipper. I'm not voting for a person. Particularly, I'm not voting for a person who I have been told is larger than life/better than everyone else and is going to solve all the problems (which somehow boils down to: not raise my taxes, because money is all I REALLY care about). I'm not that naive and easily led.

 

I'm voting for POLICIES. I'm voting for policies that affirm the inherent dignity of all people, that are fair, that give everybody a decent chance at a good life (and thus, enable them to contribute to society), that are forward-looking, that will work towards giving the next generations a world they'll want to live in. I'm voting out of hope and love, not fear. I'm not scared of words like "socialism" because I've educated myself and I know that all democracies have some elements of socialism (the US Military, for example, is completely socialist) and everyone who's done even the tiniest bit of research into it has realized that socialized medicine costs taxpayers far less than what we pay in insurance premiums.

 

Yes, I think your guy is a sexist, racist, abusive, money-grubbing idiot whose main agenda is giving away the country to his billionaire buddies, but that doesn't mean I'm blind to the faults of my own guy. I don't expect perfection in a politician.

 

I'm not like you. I don't blindly worship. I think critically and I look beyond the tweets and the sound bytes and the carefully staged show to WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON. I recognize false news and know how to validate what is true.

 

How I wish you could do that too.

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Marigold

I support UBI but I'm afraid that if it only gets limited to some countries that obviously have enough Mature and Old Souls in power to implement it,  then the inequality between these nations  and those where the prevalent ages are Baby and Young (where people will still have to bust their asses doing stuff they hate every day), will become even greater. Some regions will warm up to the idea much, much later and well-I don't want to be able to see and experience this only in my next lifetime even if it may be available in this lifetime but in other places.

 

For example, in my country the air we breathe in the winter is very polluted in comparison to many other EU and other countries around the world who have enacted much stronger regulations and where social security systems and wages are high enough so that people won't have to resort to burning trash, rubber, coal, furniture, clothes and whatnot to keep themselves warm during the winter months. Smog is the only thing you can see and smell. Isn't clean air a human right which should be accessible to all? Bit it apparently depends on where you live, what the politics there are and how eco-consious the population is. That's a very obvious divide and other, richer countries don't give a fuck about people like me and others having to breathe this shit-after all, through the lens of the current system and paradigm this is our problem, not theirs.

 

So what I'm saying is that a necessary part of the move towards a Mature Soul Paradigm shouldn't merely be countries being focused on the betterment of the lives of their citizens (although that's no small task!), but also constructing systems and laws so that this attitude can effectively be extended towards other parts of the world too so that those which are ahead of the curve can help other more struggling regions.

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Maureen
40 minutes ago, Maureen said:

 

I read and acknowledge what you wrote, @BrianW, for how you are feeling. There is a lot of dread "out there" for many and for some of us it's "in here", as well. I would suggest consciously changing your imagery. Do it on purpose, using your powerful imagination. Go into a slight trance, meditation style, with the intent to see what is happening, differently. Do this with the full support of your Guides. They are waiting to help you with this. They are on all your sides -- inside and out.

Interestingly, I had an image pop up in my head this morning of Trump being melted like the Wicked Witch of The West in the Wizard of Oz. Remembering that the Tin Man, the Lion, and the Straw Man represent Truth, Love, and Energy, and Dorothy represents Personality getting more and more conscious, it was a beautiful image to behold. I saw Trump's orange face superimposed on her green face. In the end, all it took was water (Love) and quick reflexes, solidarity and (real) loyalty between friends, and the masses, the troops supporting the Wicked Witch of the West, coming around in the end. I'll post the short video below so you can see the events unfold -- as they should. Much love and peace to you @BrianW and to us all. 💞🕉️🕊️

 

 

I'm laughing right now, remembering Trump saying, over and over again, that we are all out to get him and "this" was a WITCH HUNT!!!! After seeing what I saw -- this may be one of few "truths" he has ever spoken. 😂😂😂

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Luciana Flora

Speaking of belif... I think I have one that accompanies me all my life... there's bilive that I can't help... 

 

 

 I can't help the world... I can't help a friend and I can't help myself...  This has always been very strong in me... and so far I haven't been able to change it...

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MelinS

Luciana, the fact that you are striving to put your gifts to the best and highest use tells me that you are making your corner of the world brighter, even if you don't *know* that intellectually right now. Your soul knows that you matter - I feel that's why we all found each other in this unique community.

Sending you love,

Melinda

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Wendy

@MaureenI was just watching Bill Maher from July 31st and he showed this painting that he bought from Jim Carrey!  What wonderful synchronicity! It's called "The Wicked Witch of the West Wing".

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Zahra

This energy report resonates with me so much!  

Everything above is exactly what is happening in Iran. People are defying the truth of this situation while insisting on their old beliefs.

For example, this is a special month for Muslims and people usually go out and hold ceremonies for imam Hussein. It is JAM PACKED with people. Yet they think that 'Imam Hussein' will insure their health. That not a single virus will be present if you believe in Imam Hussein. One of my classmates told me that if you find ONE person who got covid from these ceremonies, I swear to change my name... and a few others supported her while I was the one 'rocking the boat'

it's funny, and so very sad. 

 

The government officials all encourage this and say that we will 'show the enemy' that this virus will not diminish our faith. Sigh...

 

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There is a kind of brilliance to the tactic and a coordination that is beautiful to us because it is not dependent upon a leader or an authority to direct it. The Young Paradigm is entirely dependent upon an authority or leader to direct the way and it will be followed, even if corrupt. The Mature Paradigm has no leader or authority, but depends entirely on the internal compass and ethical core of the individual to join with others and create movements that bring profound and permanent change. 

I was watching the news (from an overseas Iranian channel who are trying their best in securing a mature paradigm in Iran) and the interviewer was asking a specialist that we have had many movements by the people in different countries, like the BLM movement, Lebanon protests, Iraq protests, in Belarus. Why does that not happen in Iran?

 

He said that people have the will, but Iranian government is using terror to put a stop to it. It's the final means that a dictatorship uses to keep its hold on power. They have no remorse. People are being threatened, Both financially and physically. 

He said that the iranian people in this case need a leader. Not a personal leader. But an organization as support. 

Many are at the end of their rope. I keep thinking that this is the last year we have to endure this, this is it. People are rising up. 

But then the cops show up and people remember that all of them could possibly die. so they scatter. 

 

I could go on and on about the growing pains here. I'm sure at some point, people are going to snap.

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HELPFUL THOUGHTS OVER SEPTEMBER:

 

I DO NOT HAVE TO SAVE THE WORLD, JUST BE A PART OF IT - We continue to emphasize the power and value of honoring and acknowledging how much your thoughts, actions, and even private feelings contribute to the state of the planet. What you do in your private thoughts, secret actions, and personal feelings all informs how you see and experience and participate in the world, and this is why it is helpful to remember that you are a part of it. If you need help, ask for it. If you can shift your spiraling anger toward creative passion, do so. If you can love your body for a few hours in ways that dismantle your usual self-loathing, do so. If you can allow yourself to be alone today without interpreting this as being lonely, do so. If you can allow yourself to desire and want even as you know it may take time to get what you desire and want, do so.


BE KIND - When the inner or outer world feels overwhelming, or you wonder what you could possibly do when you feel you cannot do much to make a difference, always remember to BE KIND. This can be your go-to state. The world is on fire and everyone is screaming, remembering only to BE KIND can give you the calm and focus that allows you to care for yourself and others as you can, when you can, and if you can. If there is nothing else you can do for anyone in the world, you can always BE KIND. Be Kind to a stranger, to yourself, to an animal, to a plant, even to a creative project. Being Kind is the bridge or path that helps you keep moving toward what you CAN DO.

I needed some helpful thoughts right now so I went up to read this again 😂 

Thank you Troy and Michael! 

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WolfAmethyst
17 minutes ago, Zahra said:

The government officials all encourage this and say that we will 'show the enemy' that this virus will not diminish our faith. Sigh...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Without_End_(Follett_novel)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1878805/

Most of the Ken Follet novel (and subsequent tv miniseries) revolve heavily around The Black Death's impact on the English town of Kingsbridge.  In hindsight, it contains a lot of erie deja vu with how people went on to react to the 1918 influenza pandemic, and the present coronavirus pandemic:  At one point, a corrupt monastery Prior tries to undermine a competent nun who runs the local hospital / hospice.  He orders his sycophants to deride her mask-wearing orders as "superstition" and "the devil's work".  Of course, The Black Death was airborne by then, so you can envision what happened...his flunkeys died horribly.  Most of her patients and fellow sister-nurses lived.

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Ingun

Every time these Energy Reports are posted it feels like the gift of the year to me! I'm so excited, thrilled and happy to read them - no matter what the information is. I think I'm so lucky to have this in my life.

 

Some thought that came today:

"Sometimes the problem is not what we believe about ourselves.

My problem was I didn't really understand the depth about making a choice.

The depth in making a choice about "what to belive about myself" can be lifechanging.

The depth of making a choice about "what to verify about myself" and nurture that everyday is transformation and healing."

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7 hours ago, Troy said:

BE KIND - When the inner or outer world feels overwhelming, or you wonder what you could possibly do when you feel you cannot do much to make a difference, always remember to BE KIND. This can be your go-to state. The world is on fire and everyone is screaming, remembering only to BE KIND can give you the calm and focus that allows you to care for yourself and others as you can, when you can, and if you can. If there is nothing else you can do for anyone in the world, you can always BE KIND. Be Kind to a stranger, to yourself, to an animal, to a plant, even to a creative project. Being Kind is the bridge or path that helps you keep moving toward what you CAN DO.

 

I love this. Kindness is definitely a helpful and needed asset, especially these days. I've seen it in action at work and how even a small bit of it can make a difference. 

 

This whole Belief vs Verification thing reminded me of this bit from the movie Dogma:

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KurtisM

@Martha

Funny you mention democratic socialism.

When I was doing my parallel reality explorations earlier this year, I realized that if we had made different choices in the 60s & 70s, we could've had all of that already.

We could've had a world based in social democracy instead of free market capitalism. We could've had a world in which universal healthcare and social welfare services are the norm for as much humanity as possible. We could've had a world with no ISIS, no rise of religious and political extremism, no extensive mass policing and disinformation, no War on Drugs. We could've had an enormous shift away from racism. We could've had a stabilized Middle East due to environmentalists pushing for clean, renewable energies during and after the 70s stagflation; and Russia & the USA continuing their Cold War Detente into the 80s. We could've had growing Supranational Unions with viable plans for the future. And above all an enormous reduction in emissions and consumption that would've never lead us into breaching climate tipping points.

It would be a very different world. Enormously so.

 

The election of Thatcher & Reagan in our history was a royal fuck up that set up our world for the way it is today, and we never really collectively changed our system or momentum since, despite opportunities to numerous times (ie. 2000 and 2016).

Barring what Michael says is a set of parallels where humanity is really enjoying ourselves in immersive VR, these social democratic parallels would be the brightest I could find in our own Anchor Timeline.

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Maureen
10 hours ago, Troy said:

SEPTEMBER 20th - ENERGY SHIFT - PASSIONATE AFFECTION or OUTBURSTS

 

This energy shift looks to bring with it a mix of heightened pleasure, sensuality, affection, and intimacy for many, but also a heightened sensitivity that may prompt others into outbursts of distorted passion. Around this time, many students may experience sex dreams that remain lovely for days or shocking accident or catastrophe dreams that haunt for days.

 

As you read this, remember Michael's definition of sex. I particularly like this Q&A at the TLE Gathering where Connor (via BOBBYK) asks Michael the following:

 

Connor:  Do you, a Causal Entity, have a sex life? What is it like, and how do you keep track of all yourselves? 

 

MENTITY: (with some attitude, as if to say ‘duh’) Yes. 

 

(LAUGHTER) 

 

It is quite different, as the level of intimacy that we experience with our fellow fragments as a whole Entity is already quite exciting. And sex beyond the Physical Plane, and even in the Physical Plane, we have defined as "moving in unison with something other than self." 

 

So while sex may be experienced as a stimulation of certain organs, or an expression of love for another, in its broadest sense, it is moving in unison with something other than self. We have sex all the time in that regard, and we feel it in a way that is difficult to describe because we do not have skin to experience it, but the intellectual effects are like neurological lightning that you might see in the brain. 

 

And that is quite lovely. 

 

In saying that, we can also say to each of you that a sexual relationship with another does not always involve sex. In fact, the older one gets in Soul Age, and often in physical age, this is realized, that the sexual union you may have with another does not involve any contact, but is about the resonance between you, the moving in unison, the resonance you feel with something other than yourself. 

 

And this is sex. 

 

Surprise. 

 

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Becca the Student
2 hours ago, KurtisM said:

@Martha

Funny you mention democratic socialism.

When I was doing my parallel reality explorations earlier this year, I realized that if we had made different choices in the 60s & 70s, we could've had all of that already.

 

Oh, I've got such nostalgia for that time period. I might've had a previous life around that time I don't know about yet, but it also just feels like there was so much possibility back then for a better world, that we were on the verge of real, substantial change, and I mourn the loss of that momentum. It truly feels like Reagan and Thatcher slammed the brakes.

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petra

For me the 60ies and 70ies are not nostalgia just yet, cause all of it is still so alive in me. I am an old women by now, but I have never been able to let go anything of the Freedom and Care and Share, the Love, the creativity in music, art, poetry, speech, reclaiming our rightful place as peoples of this Earth together, no matter the colors or genders.

Yes, Rebecca there was much possibility back then, but aren't we always on the verge of change and have possibilities, how real and substantial is up to each individual involved in a certain time giving it meaning. I still give it meaning, how else could we reclaim and "remember" our power, rights, abundance and purpose, if not paying attention to it, meaning the goodies that we have already established then, they were never lost, and it is up to us that they gain momentum again, first and foremost in us, spiraling outward from there.

I love @Becca the Student that you feel for those times, they are ours to come true!

Old Hippie Talk and all

 

 

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Connie Stansell-Foy
12 hours ago, Wendy said:

One small, or maybe not so small thing I'm trying to do is to envision a better world, as opposed to projecting my fears into the future.

 

@KurtisM posted something a few days ago about telling his Essence that he was not interested in living in the sort of world that would need a manifestation of the Infinite Soul. I read once that it's important to phrase such requests in a positive way because your subconscious doesn't hear the "don't" part (this person wasn't phrasing it in Michael's terms, but I think it would apply, just the same). Still, I think it's a good idea, so I've been making it a practice to write it out immediately after I finish recording my dreams; something along the lines of "Message to Essence: I want to live in a world where people are kind, where everyone has enough food and access to healthcare." It varies, but it's usually something long those lines. Whatever I can think of as a way to phrase what I DO want rather than what I DON'T want. I'll often repeat it over and over to myself after I get in bed at night, too, so that I can go to sleep with it on my mind. I don't know if it helps, but that's what I'm trying, anyway.
 

13 hours ago, Troy said:

move into a momentum of VERIFICATION, or the Positive Pole of Spiritualist, and begin a strict and clear move toward validating and confirming and questioning reality, information, and experiences. 


Maybe I need to use this phrasing. It couldn't hurt, right? "I want to live in a world where most or all people begin clearly moving toward validating, confirming, and questioning reality, information, and experiences."

 

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On 9/6/2020 at 12:29 PM, Troy said:

The rest of 2020 will play out as a war between Verification and Belief. Belief often wages war against Verification, even as Verification always makes room for Belief. ...  As 2020 continues, there is likely to be a rise in emphasis on verifying the truth while there is also a rise in emphasis on denying the truth and it looks to be coming to a head, so to speak.

 

In other words, 2020 is a kind of “last stand” for Truth,

 

It’s a good thing caring can be tough when the world is at stake 

As the Care Bears sing (of course, lol!): « Don’t just sit there, care, care, care! ... we’ve got a job and it’s tough to do! Now is the moment, stop preparing, stand up and fight for the good and true...  We have promised to defend! Do your part, and put your heart in... We care a lot and we will be strong...»


 

 

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Ingun
5 hours ago, Connie Stansell-Foy said:

 

@KurtisM posted something a few days ago about telling his Essence that he was not interested in living in the sort of world that would need a manifestation of the Infinite Soul. I read once that it's important to phrase such requests in a positive way because your subconscious doesn't hear the "don't" part (this person wasn't phrasing it in Michael's terms, but I think it would apply, just the same). Still, I think it's a good idea, so I've been making it a practice to write it out immediately after I finish recording my dreams; something along the lines of "Message to Essence: I want to live in a world where people are kind, where everyone has enough food and access to healthcare." It varies, but it's usually something long those lines. Whatever I can think of as a way to phrase what I DO want rather than what I DON'T want. I'll often repeat it over and over to myself after I get in bed at night, too, so that I can go to sleep with it on my mind. I don't know if it helps, but that's what I'm trying, anyway.

I'm also aware of the above, and I say sorting it's fine to become clear on what you don't want, but then after change your focus onto what you actually do want, and make a clear phrase or statement for yourself. That's the intellectual work.

 

Next include your imagination, receive and add emotions and perceptions to charge it and make it vivid and alive.

(if any doubt or negative or 'not wanted' comes up, simply release it, let float away from you, out of your aura).

Enjoy how it feels, and you might add new inspirations and ideas while you enjoy this - your beautiful creation.

 

Last magine your creation floating out of your crown chakra into the sky as a great potential and as an invitation. Allow it to be shared with the world, allow it to grow and become part of something bigger, and visualize this. You can still personally go back to it everyday to nurture it with your creativity, care and love, at the same time as it's now also part of a co-creation with others.

 

Notice how this creation resonates with those attracted to the match. Like the bees coming to a beautiful colored flower for nectar.

Notice and validate how it's helpful for others that might be unclear about what they want.

Validate your way of creating and how this can help others nurture new possibilities and choices one some levels in their own worlds.

Imagine a lake, drop a beautiful colored stone (or flower) into it and enjoy the ripples.

 

Last not least, it does not have to be perfect, it does not have to be clear images, it does not have to be anything, trust that your intention is at work and that sets the energy and direction.

 

Just some ideas for anyone to use....

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@KurtisM, I'm with you. I wasn't old enough to vote in Reagan (the first time), and I feel like we lost something precious that started in the 60's and 70's and could have continued on that trajectory. The 80's gave us great music, and some good movies, and books, but...

 

@Connie Stansell-Foy, I was told the same thing back in my pagan/ritual magick days. Don't say what you DON'T want because that might attract it because the "DON'T" does not register. Ask for what you DO want, emphasize the positive.

 

@Ingun, that is beautiful and I am going to hold on to it.

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On 9/7/2020 at 1:03 AM, Bogi said:

 

Oh, yes, bring it on. 😆

Ooh - already has for me! 😊

 

I wondered what was going on - I don't generally have that kind of dream. 🤔

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Sam K
20 hours ago, KurtisM said:

@Martha

Funny you mention democratic socialism.

When I was doing my parallel reality explorations earlier this year, I realized that if we had made different choices in the 60s & 70s, we could've had all of that already.

We could've had a world based in social democracy instead of free market capitalism. We could've had a world in which universal healthcare and social welfare services are the norm for as much humanity as possible. We could've had a world with no ISIS, no rise of religious and political extremism, no extensive mass policing and disinformation, no War on Drugs. We could've had an enormous shift away from racism. We could've had a stabilized Middle East due to environmentalists pushing for clean, renewable energies during and after the 70s stagflation; and Russia & the USA continuing their Cold War Detente into the 80s. We could've had growing Supranational Unions with viable plans for the future. And above all an enormous reduction in emissions and consumption that would've never lead us into breaching climate tipping points.

It would be a very different world. Enormously so.

 

The election of Thatcher & Reagan in our history was a royal fuck up that set up our world for the way it is today, and we never really collectively changed our system or momentum since, despite opportunities to numerous times (ie. 2000 and 2016).

Barring what Michael says is a set of parallels where humanity is really enjoying ourselves in immersive VR, these social democratic parallels would be the brightest I could find in our own Anchor Timeline.

 

Very true, though given my political inclinations, I'd probably still be a pain in everyone's ass even in a social democratic reality.

 

british GIF by Late Night with Seth Meyers

 

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Crystal
3 hours ago, Sam K said:

 

Very true, though given my political inclinations, I'd probably still be a pain in everyone's ass even in a social democratic reality.

 

british GIF by Late Night with Seth Meyers

 

I think we NEED “professional pains in the ass.” 🙂 They help keep us on track, especially in public arenas like politics. (Neither Bernie Sanders nor Elizabeth Warren won their primaries, but they are DAMN good at being professional PITAs and helping keep economic justice issues in the spotlight.)

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Bobby
On 9/6/2020 at 9:29 AM, Troy said:

BE KIND - When the inner or outer world feels overwhelming, or you wonder what you could possibly do when you feel you cannot do much to make a difference, always remember to BE KIND. This can be your go-to state. The world is on fire and everyone is screaming, remembering only to BE KIND can give you the calm and focus that allows you to care for yourself and others as you can, when you can, and if you can. If there is nothing else you can do for anyone in the world, you can always BE KIND. Be Kind to a stranger, to yourself, to an animal, to a plant, even to a creative project. Being Kind is the bridge or path that helps you keep moving toward what you CAN DO.

 

Saw this on Twitter today regarding this:

https://twitter.com/ChryslerReal/status/1302917560128745474

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Martha
On 9/6/2020 at 7:13 PM, Eric said:

 

I love this. Kindness is definitely a helpful and needed asset, especially these days. I've seen it in action at work and how even a small bit of it can make a difference. 

 

This whole Belief vs Verification thing reminded me of this bit from the movie Dogma:


Such a good movie! Maybe a good time for a rewatch. 

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On 9/6/2020 at 7:25 PM, KurtisM said:

@Martha

Funny you mention democratic socialism.

When I was doing my parallel reality explorations earlier this year, I realized that if we had made different choices in the 60s & 70s, we could've had all of that already.

We could've had a world based in social democracy instead of free market capitalism. We could've had a world in which universal healthcare and social welfare services are the norm for as much humanity as possible. We could've had a world with no ISIS, no rise of religious and political extremism, no extensive mass policing and disinformation, no War on Drugs. We could've had an enormous shift away from racism. We could've had a stabilized Middle East due to environmentalists pushing for clean, renewable energies during and after the 70s stagflation; and Russia & the USA continuing their Cold War Detente into the 80s. We could've had growing Supranational Unions with viable plans for the future. And above all an enormous reduction in emissions and consumption that would've never lead us into breaching climate tipping points.

It would be a very different world. Enormously so.

 

The election of Thatcher & Reagan in our history was a royal fuck up that set up our world for the way it is today, and we never really collectively changed our system or momentum since, despite opportunities to numerous times (ie. 2000 and 2016).

Barring what Michael says is a set of parallels where humanity is really enjoying ourselves in immersive VR, these social democratic parallels would be the brightest I could find in our own Anchor Timeline.


At the time, Reagan’s election depressed the fuck out of me. I was 19 at the time. I felt like things were going the wrong way, and I was worried about “the bomb”. A lot of people my age reacted with drug use and partying because we felt like we were all gonna die anyway. While not nearly as polarized as today, I felt that Republicans were heartless bastards who only cared about money. 

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