2011, June 16 Mother Sekhmet
• Details for the conditions Pentagon's alignment with White Dragon Society
3. a gold backed dollar [which represents rainbow bills]
If the conditions are not met, there will be a “black screen” [dirty stuff] opened to the world; it will show names, deeds, arrests in detail, etc
• Rachel Maddow detailed all members of congress who did not stand down when they violated a law which was a crime. Keeping Anthony in limelight for so long allowed Rachel, Laurence and Ed to dig deeper.
• Talked to KOS: (1) all of the issues are financial in nature (2) Weiner's wife is Hillary's lover
(3) opening of the “black screen” about Hillary
• Hillary being talked of as head of world bank; being pushed and used by 13 families
• Weiner in 2007 introduced Saudi Arabia Accountability Act on Congress; it is now law.
•Rick Perry's wild story saying all of Hitler's generals were gay is true; genetic restructuring / part of eugenics program / created “gay” genes as part of the population control program.
• Article about potential for next ruler in England to be a Jew: Princess Kate is a Jew on matrilineal side, and so is William.
Some of Mother's points:
• Issues at hand have to do with disclosure, full contact
•The galactics will do it as the countries will not!
• The stargates are greater issues than Weiner, the Saudis et al
•Tom the Cat serves in Congress; sometimes shows up as one of the guards at the door.
•Members of congress are party animals in every sense of the word; Saddam has pictures to prove it.
•All the sexgate stories are the result of misaligned, out of balance kundalini energy; we have also forgotten that our bodies are temples.
•Most important is the love we hold inside when forgiving self on all levels – BE love now! It is this activity of loving which is taking the planet through the key hole and the dark hole in the middle of the Milky Way Galaxy.
• Kuchinich & 10 members filed suit against the President because the War Powers Act is illegal and unconstitutional
•Mother's reminder: it's about the stargates, not the oil. Present on every continent, they work with the grid points of the electro-magnetic grid . The crystals are coming back on line as Gaia comes back on line: the “Cosmic Re boot” is affecting hearts and minds of Black Hats who cannot stop what is happening.
• Caller asking for clarification regarding the suit filed against the President: was Obama not cooperating?
• Only congress can declare war, so the War Powers Act is illegal.
• The reason for the act is to keep the US at war, yet those opposed to Obama are using the War Powers Act to attack him. The basic premise of the act is you are an enemy of the state unless you can prove otherwise.
• Yes, this is another case of BO playing along until this scene is over.
• Discussion about Tut and others in same Haplogroup – the Hyperboreans [See Haplogroups in Wikipedia for an initial understanding which Tara will develop over time. ]
• Original Adam Cadmon body was created a balanced vehicle; it has been manipulated to create unbalance via eugenics program which restructure the genetic code to create gay people, among other things.
• Everyone has the violet flame in their heart chambers, even the darkest of people. Without Bush Jr volunteering to be Bush Jr, this divine leila / illusion could not have happened. The path of the heart is helping to re-grow the heart and upgrade the 12 strand DNA of the dark ones.
•Caller asking about the removal of link to the galactic roundtable.
• Done on the instruction of KOS; we are to take nothing from that site.
• KOS is a template of Sanat Kumara; action is done with love to allow the web master to heal.
•With reference to Quan Yin: she has a goatee and a beard which means she is androgynous; the 9 white dragons which work with her have immortal attributes and are here to help Ashtar Command bring in technologies, etc
2011, June 17 Friday Night Hard News – Summary
• Net Roots conference in Minneapolis: all the writers, broadcasters we know are present; Dan Choi was getting the heat of questions from all kinds
• Not good feelings between Germany and France, and now Germany is going to dismantle its nuclear plants. France uses nuclear plants and dumps the un processed waste into the ocean! Yet in one month, this can be fixed with the help of the galactics.
• Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ, Tut are all the same DNA; we're galactic humans, and the 2 million civilizations we came [ref to Haplogroup discussion from Thursday night]
•White Dragon Society is working with Quan Yin and the 9 immortals
• Stephanie Miller & guests spoke about stories coming full circle and the criminality of those pushing the austerity measures that are right out of the Lords of the Sith. We are also witnessing energies coming in that we have never seen before as the light comes from thousands of suns.
• Talked to Bernie, Thom off air this morning about war powers act and why is it even in place.
• On the show called The Stream, women in Saudi Arabia want to drive cars just like the men
•An evil deal between the Saudis and our Sec of State: US gives them , renews alliance with Bahrain; the result was millions of people flooding into the streets and the $ given those countries for training people to be police, results in their killing their own people in violent crackdowns on protests. All nurses and doctors have been detained for treating the wounded ones.
•Mosaic News: Link TV is the only one which relays Al Jazeera English – hear of students being dismissed from university; workers being arrested, etc
• The most dangerous of times because white knights and those with a very public presence can be attacked, arrested without warning.
• Vermont has put in place a single payer health system
• Mitt Romney owns Staples which is used universally, not much competition
• Bernie Sanders says same thing as KOS; this is same reason why F1, F2, and F3 had to remain separate
• We get no breaks from this increasing energy because the energy of love only increases. We are being taught in words and we are getting s the energy we need to keep on going. This time we shall be assimilated into divine love and this time, not out of fear, there will be universal oneness within and without.
• NATO was used as a way to get at Turkey and the Middle East and all the goodies there, as well as the stargates
• Crippled bodies contain souls and wisdom; those bodies just reflect the twistedness of what has been done.
• There is no hierarchy outside of 3D; the use of the word “ hierarchy” applied to the spiritual leaders of the universes is not the same thing as use of word “hierarchy” is understood in 3D.
• We have a plasma flame, the violet flame right in our heart; the dark ones are expert at separating the heart and the body. The King has said what is done to those being taken out is painless.
• Caller asks if the President makes no announcements, what will happen?
• KOS said no one will get out of June without accountability
• The black screen Ben spoke of is now opened: NESARA gets announced in DC, BO remains as President, there will be no debt. Everyone will know that they have been kept from their birthright & that they deserve the good which is coming.
• We saw the breakthrough into the main media when we saw the Net Roots conference on the news and liberals and all met together; the questions were direct about issues like the war powers act which they called evil: the minute the act came into being, everyone in the whole world is guilty until they are proven innocent and that is against nature's law.
•There is resistance to letting the true knowledge be out – in a moment of doubt, we might not believe the power of love is here . . .people will see Fox News disappear.
•A segment of Keith Olberman is played.
•Tara reads Swami Purna's story “The Fruit of Purity” about the poor man who was friends with Buddha when they were young, and what happens when he re-connects with his friend who is now the Buddha.
2011, June 18 Saturday History Call
• The explosion of news coming from PBS and MSNBC not seen on other networks.
• Reminder to all to use credit unions, the only institutions which are owned by the people.
• Those of us here now have been together before: certain groups stay in the etheric realm or on the ships to keep truth stable and balanced for the rest of us.
• The big one issue we are facing is the stuff that has not been cleaned up; we must embrace the secret plot which is now pouring into our faces and which needs resolving.
• NPR is playing Net Roots Nation which is the real story of what's happening
• Camp Loveway is talking about giving the left brain a rest, allowing the feminine energy to be accessed.
• Host spoke of ancient brothers and sisters who tweaked our DNA and how kundalini energies have been used in wrong way – the “schmeckels and who haws” [aka “sexgate”] of last 2 weeks
• We don't know the day or time, but the announcements and NESARA are happening simultaneously All during the 2 weeks of Weiner story, the dark ones have been trying to keep the illusion going
• 2012 is THIS MOMENT, the beginning of all related to our ascension activities. Hoagland brought up
that, with the solstice, all is on the table. Global settlements will come out after the arrests.
• As we get closer to centre of matter universe, we will go through the Eye of AN, the name of the great central's sun genetically modified sun of the Annunaki, the fallen angelic ones – and we are that too, as we are all ONE.
• Richard Hoagland has 2 tapes telling what Obama knows – he knows all about the structures on moon, Mars; he's been to all these places. As peace is declared, ships can land and we can begin the peace process.
• Keith Olberman's comments on Weiner , the President, Eric Cantor
Caller tells of the call received about his credit card; caller told this person “I can't talk to you until Tuesday!” and asked if they will still be around by Tuesday!!
WATCH CURRENT TV on Monday, June 20 - KOS will be there.
[Markos Moulitsas started The Daily KOS; he's front man for KOS]
• Tara talks of new movie of Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp; Alice becomes the dragon slayer.
Movie brings in dragons – dragons are of different colours, different characteristics
• Even sitting here as a group after years and years of following this plot and learning more and more of the fears still inside, we can still feel like we have hands around our neck – reference to she refers to the incident in which Medya Benjamin & others like Adam Kokesh got accosted by the police who used a taser on Adam, cuffed him, and had their hands around his neck: there is a new ordinance that says people can't go to the Washington Monument and do things like dance or sing – must be “respectful”
• Big ceremony days: Wednesday, Thursday – ceremonies of completion, loving healing and we start a new cycle on Friday with moon getting into Aries
• The big story about going through a solstice – it's the maximum day energy – we've been building and gathering light since winter solstice, so now we are full of light. As we move into 2nd half of the year, we are going to give the light away: we accumulate goodies in 1st half, then you take those goodies and do something with them!
• Richard recommends Jane Roberts' materials. Jane in the 70s channelled info from Seth
which was in the language of our times and on topics which are still vital to our understanding.
• Tara speaks of the maps she has found, including the one showing where the “first Adam” originated
Aslo a whole document including a map of the neanderthal times
• Straits of Hormuz [ http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/hormuz.htm] – the land there was dug out so there would be no connection between what is now Africa and Saudi Arabia.
• R1A lineage thought to have originated in Asian Steppes – associated with the Kurgon culture
• R1B lineage: prior to the end of last ice age, concentrated in Refugea in southern Europe and western Iberia [Celts]; most common of European populations; esp common in west of Ireland
Same lineage as went into Egypt
• Caller's question: What is behind the comments that Anthony Weiner did not raise much money for Congress; he did not like the process?
Summary of the whole discussion: Congressional representatives and Senators have seats on the Electoral College; the APAC makes a deal to help them raise their quota in exchange for a vote. When they are not on the floor, they are in their offices, dialling for dollars. Dennis Kuchinich, Al Franken and several others do not accept PAC money.
• Reading: “Economic & Social Crises in Canada: The Assault on Public Services. Will Unions Lament the Attacks or Lead a Fightback?” by Michael Hurley and Sam Gindin. Global Research, June 14, 2011. SEE BELOW; #1
• Reference to: “Atlantis Power Grid” by Doug Yurchey [http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=93290] and the face visible in the hills on the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan SEE BELOW; #2
• Play “The Hollow Earth part 1 of 7” -
Source: Brooks Agnew The Hollow Earth Part 1. www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ZCsxomBx0
• Reading: “The Goddess of America's Founding Fathers “ SEE BELOW, #3
See Also: "Goddess Symbolism within Freemasonry" by William Bond, posted on www.2013Rainbowroundtable.org
• Grand Goddess Forestine 218-844-8230, PIN 1053726
• Play: Richard C Hoagland - “The gods of Cydonia: the case for structures” - available on You Tube
#1 Economic and Social Crisis in Canada: The Assault on Public Services
Will Unions Lament the Attacks or Lead a Fightback?
by Michael Hurley and Sam Gindin
Global Research, June 14, 2011
We are living one of those historic moments that cry out for rallying the working-class to build new capacities, new solidarities, and concrete hope. The crucial question is not how far the attacks on the public sector will go. The real question is how far we will let them go? How will working-class activists inside and outside the unions respond? Do we have a counter-plan? Are we preparing one? Can we act as decisively as those attacking us?
What's at stake is not just a new round of concessions. The aftermath of the deepest capitalist crisis since the Great Depression has provided political and economic elites with an opportunity to lock-in two longer-term changes: a reduction and privatization in public services on a scale not seen before; and – with private sector unions devastated by job loss and unable to significantly expand unionization – weakening the remaining stronghold of unionism – public sector workers.
The attack on public services is commonly posed in terms of ‘cutbacks,’ but it is crucial to also link it to privatization. For some time now corporations have been chomping at the bit to profit from what are now public services. Governments have been moving to accommodate this by restructuring how these services are organized and delivered so that they can – piecemeal if necessary – be privatized. The crisis in government finances is being used to accelerate this trend. The end result will be losing services that aren't privately profitable and sacrificing quality and access while paying more for the health care, garbage collection, utilities, mail, and all the other services that are left and that we will then need to buy (or still finance through taxes).
It's also clear that ‘business as usual,’ even if more militant, won't be enough. We need to engage this struggle in new ways and this means re-evaluating everything about our own union structures, processes and strategies.
An effective response requires a social movement much stronger than what we currently have; and this raises the issue of the attack on unions. We obviously need to fightback; we know from experience that if we don't, that only invites the other side to be even more aggressive. But given what we are up against – a state determined to change the rules – it's also clear that ‘business as usual,’ even if more militant, won't be enough. We need to engage this struggle in new ways and this means re-evaluating everything about our own union structures, processes and strategies.
Unions emerged as sectional, not class organizations: they united workers in a particular workplace or sector and focused on making gains for those particular members. In an earlier time, this achieved important benefits that were subsequently spread to others beyond the unionized sector. But when circumstances changed and corporations and governments concluded that working-class gains had to be reversed to preserve profits, we were ill prepared to address their new aggressiveness. That former legacy of concentrating on our own compensation and conditions left us fragmented and vulnerable to the latest attacks.
Governments have been exploiting that weakness for some time and are now more aggressively trying to use fiscal deficits to isolate public sector workers. This involves framing the choice as being between the level of worker compensation and the level of public services. With the rest of the working-class taking it on the chin, the fact that the public sector remains relatively well-off aggravates the danger of its separation from the rest of the class. The retreats in the private sector, the cutbacks in employment insurance and increase in precarious work, the continuously falling rates of social assistance (now 55 per cent lower in real terms than in the mid-1990s as neoliberalism consolidated as the prevailing policy framework). All this leaves public sector workers open to resentment.
To argue that we've always supported better social services, point to our progressive union conference resolutions and insist that the rich should be taxed to pay for decent services and fair compensation are all valid. But they won't convince those we need to reach. Our commitment must be proven in practice, through the priorities we set and carry out. This means making a strategic choice: we must rebalance our focus from traditional collective bargaining to identifying the defense of public services as a primary priority and take on – in bargaining, in our relationships to service recipients, and on the streets – the leadership of the fight for adequate, high-quality and responsive social services.
It is important to be clear about what such a reorientation means. It will require radical changes to all our strategies, tactics and structures. It implies reallocating union resources, building new local and sectoral as well as national capacities, a profound deepening of membership participation, rethinking how we relate to the community, daring to publically expose poor services while speaking to how they could be improved, and developing the confidence and vision to move beyond fighting on ‘their’ terrain – a terrain on which competitiveness and keeping bankers solvent and happy dominates all other values. It essentially involves, to put it bluntly, a revolution inside our unions.
Many activists and leaders will be nervous about such a transformation in union life. Given the union culture they've grown up in, they may view this as ‘trading’ off their entitlements for a worthy but secondary cause. The reality however is that first, the level and quality of public services are hardly a ‘secondary’ issue; they represent the crucial contribution public sector workers make to the rest of society. Second, improving the level and quality of services are inseparable from improving our workloads and working conditions. And, third, we need to come to grips with the fact that as things stand, though we need to continue to defend our past gains and may win some short-term battles, we can't win the war – no matter how legitimate our demands are – unless we broaden our struggle.
Trade unionism as usual will only lead to public sector workers becoming even more cut-off and vulnerable. Developing the strength to defend our jobs and conditions can only come from getting a key part of the public on our side. If we can't find ways to develop this kind of public support – especially from other sections of the working-class, be they unionized or non-unionized, fully employed or precariously employed, unemployed or the poor – we won't get very far in sustaining our wage demands and benefits, raising the standards of lower paid members, or defending working conditions.
Moreover, while the primary focus of unions has been on bargaining collective agreements and resolving workplace grievances, the attack is now coming directly from the state, and it will come on many fronts at the same time – from attacking seniority rights of teachers to privatizing health care services, to limiting the right to strike. This reinforces the limits of struggles confined to our own particular workplaces, sectors and unions. Those struggles can only have a chance of widespread success if taken on as a class, alongside the rest of labour and new allies.
The social cuts and attacks on union rights that we've already seen in Canada from politicians of all stripes are clearly going to get worse. The more aggressive cuts in the U.S. can be expected to bring mounting pressures for the same here and we of course already have our own home-grown politicians and economic elites ready to lead that charge. With Rob Ford as mayor of Canada's largest city, Toronto; Stephen Harper's having a majority in Parliament; and the Ontario Tories of Tim Hudak now leading in the polls against the Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty; it would be foolish to underestimate what we are about to face.
The Ontario Tories' platform includes compulsory tendering of support services across the public sector – everything will be up for sale. Legislation would presumably be introduced to over-ride collective agreement provisions that would otherwise obstruct such tendering (since the constitution blocks this being done unilaterally, this would most likely follow a period of so-called ‘consultation’ with public sector unions to protect against a legal challenge).
Should this become a reality, support workers such as cleaners and food service staff would be ‘allowed’ (encouraged) to bid against corporations for their jobs – which could only be done by agreeing to significantly cut labour costs to compete in this new market, including not just wages but benefits and defined benefit contribution plans. Those who don't compete lose their jobs under this proposal. Because the proposed tendering policy targets support workers while at the same time protecting teachers and nurses (for now!), the Conservative's platform also threatens to divide the unions.
One response from unions may be to simply ignore or downplay the threat. Based on responses to date, a good many public sector union leaders seem complacent after a decade of growth in membership and members' incomes, and are distracted by day-to-day responsibilities. The loss of 600,000 public sector jobs in Britain to austerity, or the layoff of 60,000 Texas nursing home workers thanks to U.S. federal budget cuts, are seen as unique, distant and unfortunate events rather than a systematic pattern of attacks on the working-class which will also play out here.
Another response will be to look to political parties to save us, and unions will spend millions to affect the outcome of the election. Teachers, registered nurses and trades, identifying the Liberals as the lesser of two evils, will support the Liberal Party while some private and public sector unions, emphasizing their traditional ties, will support the New Democratic Party (NDP).
The problem here goes beyond the electoral divisions in the labour movement. There is a history of the labour movement's electoral involvement and even where we have been united around social democratic parties, the results - not only in Ontario but in other provinces, and not only in Canada but elsewhere – are sobering.
The issue is not whether elections matter – they obviously do – but rather that we need to be frank about the limits of even ‘sympathetic’ political parties as they now stand. No party is committed to a fundamental challenge to financial and corporate power. No party is arguing that in a society that is so much richer than it was a generation ago, workers should be raising not lowering their expectations. No party is looking to develop the working-class into a powerful social force. No existing political party will save us.
The point is that ‘politics’ needs to be redefined as building the kind of working-class organizations and capacities that can ensure that our needs are taken seriously. This means public sector unions using their significant resources to advance a political agenda that includes the entire working-class. To the extent that this includes electoral politics, it means a number of things.
We cannot allow, most importantly, electoral activity to replace the independent mobilizations of the trade union movement. Without any substantive independent weight, our demands could be set aside and our support simply taken for granted (a past lesson we've learned the hard way). The last thing we need is to put all our eggs in the election basket and wake up one morning with the Tories in office. The Tories would be moving rapidly to freeze wages, limit political involvement by unions, restrict bargaining and introduce tendering while also significantly cutting transfers for public services – and we'd be left scrambling to make up for the preparations that should have long been going on.
If the only thing that will prevent Ontario's public sector workers from being defeated in the coming battle will be our resolve to engage in militant action, intelligently and creatively deployed to build public support, then how do we build that kind of movement?
A starting point is to acknowledge the weaknesses within our own organizations – weaknesses that pre-date the present attacks. (There are of course pockets of impressive strength in our movement, but it seems fair to say that these are exceptions.) Our weaknesses range from debilitating cultures of bureaucratization, to thin and ineffective democracy, inadequate expressions of class solidarity and little strategic sense of how to respond to the great changes that have occurred over the past three decades.
It is this that workers and worker activists should be discussing now. How do we move into motion to fight the most immediate battles but do so in a way that also builds the capacities we'll need to expand our options and fight the larger battles? How do we get this on the agenda of our unions and push them to come up with concrete implementation plans and timetables? Among the specific issues that beg addressing are:
Union leadership needs to relinquish mechanisms that were used to maintain political control through the period of relative prosperity for the public sector. The very characteristics that some leaders find threatening – creativity and militancy – are the strengths that are now needed from leaders at all levels of the union. Dissent needs to be seen as strength, because debate makes us look at issues more deeply.
An effective democracy includes building the capacities of local unions by passing on a significant share of national resources and a doubling or trebling of union activists that have the ability to mobilize the memberships. Local leaders, whose training currently emphasizes workplace and legislative issues, need to be trained and supported so they can also lead larger campaigns in defense of their members and services.
Although many public sector unions have established intermediate structures across locals in the same sector, they rarely include the accountability mechanisms or full time officers, assigned staff and necessary funds to do real mobilizing and campaigning. They consequently often offer only the mirage of sector coordination. Such sectoral organizations also need to be democratized – that is, they should be led by elected members and provided the resources to coordinate fights beyond locals. (And where such sectoral arms of labour don't exist, they should be established).
In too many public sector unions, corporate cultures are making staff activists cynical. Activism drains away in hierarchical environments where creativity is frowned upon, honest criticism is punished, and staff are reduced to being technicians rather than allowed to be activists. The thousands of staff in full-time positions are a major resource for organizing and mobilizing our members and communities into the coming fight, but only if they are given the space and encouragement to lead and rediscover the enthusiasm and optimism that first brought them into the movement.
If unions (including public sector unions) follow through in commitments to increase the rate of private sector unionization, this comes up against limits on staff times. If they are to be redeployed to organizing and campaigns, members in local elected positions will have to be trained to handle some functions currently done by staff, and new activists will have to be recruited and trained to carry through the expanded demands on the union.
We must be absolutely adamant about not compromising the defense of services for promises of ‘labour adjustment.’ It is unfortunately natural for unions to accept trading off jobs for redundancy payments – that exchange follows the nature of collective bargaining and its legalism - but it is a dangerous trap. It further legitimates drastic downsizing and cuts to services and so turns our back on the public while casting the laid-off workers into an economy where they will likely never earn as much again.
The struggles of private sector unions to defend their pensions or to fight concessions have often been fought as local struggles. But as their standards fall this is quickly translated into pressures for public sector workers to also lower their standards. As a matter of both solidarity and self-defense those private sector fights need much greater support from the public sector.
A neglected dimension of mobilizing our potential strength, especially in the private sector but now also in the public sector, is retaining contact with those laid-off. Unions should be providing not only services, but opening their union halls to the unemployed as a space for discussion and education as well as music and films – all part of easing their social isolation and mobilizing their frustrations. (Absent such support, it's hardly surprising that a good number of newly unemployed workers see unions as only being there when these workers paid dues, and so turn against unions).
Public sector unions need to invest in activist anti-poverty organizations and organizations of precarious workers that can rally communities behind demands for living rates of social assistance, public housing, free and accessible transit, and minimum, enforceable labour standards. Where we directly interact with the people who receive the services that our members provide, we need to find ways to collectively address how to overcome or at least limit the tensions that often exist because of the nature of the relationship. This includes being frank in exposing weaknesses in the services provided by the public sector and using our direct experience and knowledge to lead the discussions on how they can be improved.
As we struggle with renewing our unions, there are a number of past and present trade union experiences and examples that are worth reviewing and learning from.
Other examples, and crucial challenges for public sector production and work, is emerging out of the current crisis of public services in Canada as the turn to austerity sets in. Could transit workers who are engaged in a dispute show their support for free and accessible transit by not collecting fares before withdrawing their services and refusing to police the paying of fares if they are denied the right to strike? Could garbage workers defending the public provision of the essential service they provide take the lead in redirecting garbage bags to the financial district rather than to our parks when their service is interrupted?
It is also worth asking, as the attacks on public sector work escalates, whether it makes sense to leave it to each union in the public sector to go on strike according to their own schedule and strength. In most cases, such strikes will quickly be made illegal or ended through public pressures but even where the occasional union holds its own, they will become the target for isolation and more intensive pressures for rollbacks later. Wouldn't it be better, in the strategic spirit raised above, of coordinating a larger response of rotating strikes across sectors and creative disruptions in each sector?
One idea discussed within CUPE goes further. Its Ontario hospital division, OCHU has been conducting provincial demonstrations and many community fights against hospital service cuts, but understands that more pressure is essential to defend the hospitals from closure and privatization. Withdrawing labour to defend hospital services seems contradictory, so the question was how to act in a way that avoids or limits negative impacts on patient care and the consequent loss of public support. Union activists are now discussing the possibility of experimenting with a new tactic: a work-in rather than a walk-out – a counter-strike. Members who are off work would come in to work at a specific time to highlight the crushing workloads and the large cuts to staff and beds in Ontario (19,000 over the last 20 years in Ontario while needs were growing).
This approach would demonstrate the kind of services that could be provided if these services were in fact a social priority. The actions could be rotated across communities, concretely demonstrating the reluctance of workers to withdraw their services and their commitment to their clients, while putting management on the spot publically. In placing the level of services on the bargaining table, the union would be both challenging management rights and politicizing bargaining in the sense of challenging the state's pressure for cutbacks.
The work-in seems to pit the members' traditional entitlements against the defense of the service. But that is also its strength because it can only be discussed successfully in the context of the austerity agenda and the need for approaches that build alliances with the public. That activists remain skeptical about this tactic is understandable. Some see it as a betrayal of the basic principle that union strength is about withdrawing labour, not working for free; to others, the contrast with past tactics raises new complexities and uncertainties; and some are uncomfortable with the added pressures this would bring to educate and mobilize the members.
It therefore requires the union to convince activists that it will both provide central coordination and also resources for local mobilization, as members will have to be won over to the tactic in unit and department meetings. In any case, just raising this issue has forced the need for broader membership involvement in the debate over strategy. It will go forward but as an experiment in one community, which will be followed by analysis and more discussion.
One of the key on-going questions facing the union movement – all the more so as private services expand at the expense of publicly-organized services – is that of unionization. In the U.S., unionization in the private sector is now under 7 per cent and including the public sector it has now fallen below 12 per cent. Though our union density remains much higher than that of the U.S., the American figures are an uncomfortable warning about our future. Because unionization is approached as a matter of gaining members rather than building the working-class, unions increasingly compete for those members rather than co-operating to bring some organizational strength to groups of workers. This wastes resources and often also leads to unions undermining each other's drives.
Consider, for example, Ontario's homecare system. There are approximately 20,000 unorganized homecare workers in Ontario. After the Conservative government introduced compulsory tendering for homecare services in the 1990s, non-union multinational corporations with much lower labour costs largely displaced the not-for-profit unionized agencies. Unions that successfully organized homecare workers found that their new units were lost the next time the contract was tendered because of their higher costs and this generally discouraged unionization.
The compensation of private homecare workers – $12.50 an hour, no guaranteed hours of work, no pensions or benefits – is accelerating the movement of work away from the unionized hospital and long-term care sectors. It's an example of an organizing dilemma that likely can only be solved through cooperative organizing by multiple unions with a sector-wide focus. The point would be to pool our resources, organize all of the unorganized agencies at once, bargain as a council of trade unions, bring the state rather than the individual corporations to the bargaining table, and use militant action to move these workers to compensation comparable with the public sector. But that kind of strategy is conditional on first going a much further way toward changing our unions.
In the 1930s, in the midst of the Great Depression and unemployment rates over 20 per cent, workers ‘invented’ an industrial unionism that overcame divisions between skilled and unskilled workers, introduced the tactic of sit-down strikes, initiated their own democratic structures via elected stewards and generated industry-wide pattern bargaining. Those breakthroughs were largely responsible for later bringing us many of our social services and benefits and, in the 1960s, the breakthroughs of organizing in the public sector by workers tired of government paternalism. That public sector breakthrough also created vitally significant new opportunities for women and revived the trade union movement more generally.
In that earlier period, capitalism legitimated itself by offering steady material gains, the promise of greater equality, a more meaningful democracy, and a quality of life that went beyond the pressures of economic survival. That era is over. Today, the message is that if you don't like the way things are, tough – you have no alternative. The real lesson of course is that if the present economic system can't offer us a better life, then it is that system, not our expectations, that needs changing.
Previous generations of workers came up with creative responses to the challenges they faced. It's now our turn – the turn of the great number of committed activists in the labour movement – to start truly taking on these issues within their unions, build networks of support across unions and across communities, and convert widespread frustrations into concrete hope. •
Michael Hurley is President of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, a division of CUPE.
Sam Gindin is a retired former assistant to the president of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW).
Both are members of the Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly. The GTWA aims to develop a new form of working-class organization. Its goal is to create an activist organizing space that crosses workplaces, unions and communities and bridges workers' lives inside and outside their working lives.
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2olumnist: Doug Yurchey
Posted on Saturday, 21 April, 2007 | 27 comments
Columnist: Doug Yurchey
Atlantis was a continent in the Atlantic Ocean and connected to 12 other colonies that formed a perfect GRID around the Earth. We know this now because of the long-awaited, (by a handful of people) new discovery in Canada. Precisely where a map of Atlantis from 1974 predicted SOMETHING would be found, something HAS been found by Google Earth. Here are the coordinates of a Nazca-like (image) INDIAN seen from high in the air: 50 degrees 0'38.20" N 110 degrees 6'48.32" W. Use Google Earth yourself to zoom down on the area and take your own photos! At the end of the article are more downloaded pictures of the Canadian terrain that appears as an INDIAN. After examining details of the image, the conclusions are obvious. The copper colored hills, like an Indian Head penny, were shaped and not natural formations. What is an Indian doing in Canada? The indian in the mountains is the first evidence of prehistoric canadians!
There are no pyramids, monoliths, stone circles, petroglyphs, mounds or ancient burials in Canada. But, there SHOULD be evidence of early Indians in the vast northern country. If Indians walked to the Americas from Asia over a land-bridge at the Bering Strait, why is there no trace of prehistoric ruins of any kind in Canada? This mystery is huge and ignored by archeologists and educators. The Indian-absence means their entire picture of the past is wrong and backwards!
Thor Heyerdaul did not prove Indians arrived by boat. His better built, second attempt at proving an obsolete misconception sank with the Ra II.
The farther back we go in time, the MORE advanced technically (and mentally) were the Indian civilizations. We know this by 'reading' or studying the physical stonework, what ruins they left behind. The Anastasi, Hopi and Cahokia Mound-Builders were more advanced than the later Indians of the Old West. The Aztec Stone-Builders were more advanced than the great earth-movers, the Anastasi/Cahokians. The Maya were superior to the Aztec. The Toltec Age came before the Maya and they were greater than the Maya. Toltecs' ancestors were the Inca; they built impossible stonework on top of the Andes Mountains! Incas farmed on mountaintops many thousands of years ago where no one can live today. The Pre-Inca constructed stonework 'impossible' by present-day standards. They had no hieroglyphs because of the unbelievable reason that the PRE-INCA HAD NO NEED for a written or spoken language! (psychic-society) The same can be said for the Pre-Egyptians an ocean away. They were the survivors of, yet another, superior and previous Age...the Age of Atlantis.
THE INDIANS CAME TO THE AMERICAS BY AIR!
Canada should be the ancient home of the Inca with cut, trimmed and transported monoliths everywhere. Canadian provinces should contain MORE standing stones than England and northern France. Mountain ruins of intricately cut (lasered) and moved (anti-gravitated) blocks that cannot be duplicated by today's state-of-the-art technology...as they exist in South and Central America...should cover the Canadian hillsides. Imagine what Canada SHOULD be if history were correct: Snow-covered, massive, stone monoliths that defy our wildest dreams among great forests that have grown over the millennia. That is not the case; there is not even an arrowhead in Canada. Canada tells us history is wrong.
A truer picture of history is a NORTHWARD migration of Indian from the Peruvian Andes...to Central American pyramid-builders and, down the tech-spiral but geographically 'up' the map, to the simpler (less advanced) Old West Indians. The movement of Indian Civilizations over time was NORTH, not south as schoolbooks report. Indians also became LESS advanced over time. Teepee Indians had pyramid-building ancestors. This is the exact opposite of the always-progressing, technical curve that we are traditionally taught.
Examine the 13 locations of the ATLANTIS POWER GRID. The article will briefly explore the most obscure of these Cradles of Civilization. Humanity flourished in prehistoric times around these culture-centers; upon each 'node' of the GRID; the same mysteries and parallels occurred at all of the 13 locations. Here is another major mystery of multiple origin-areas for the human race. There should be ONE starting point, not MANY; not on tops of the Andes, on remote Easter Island; in the middle of the Sahara Desert; Japan; Europe; far away Australia; deepest Africa in Zimbabwe; India; Russia; Brazilian jungles and now Canada? How did humans get everywhere on the planet, even to isolated regions? The same building techniques, great knowledge of math and astronomy, same burials, beliefs...and the same story of an advanced civilization instantly appeared and mysteriously disappeared at the GRID positions, should SHOCK investigators! Instead, traditional researchers ignore the forest for the trees. Pyramids were not tombs. Ancient (impossible) stonework functioned as 'utility poles' in a TESLA-based system, rather than idols to pagan gods.
If our ancestors were primitive, the titanic stonework of the past (pyramids, monoliths, great statues, etc.) Would not exist. The Stone Age was not a primitive, caveman period; it was an age where human gods built upon the Earth. If traditions were correct, then the only evidence of the distant past would be unearthed in the fossil record. There would be fossilized thatched roofs, simple implements and the most basic of things. Instead, we discover the Power System of the Gods in impossible stonework in impossible places!
The Cradles of Civilization were built on a global grid. The significance of this geographical FACT is the 12 Atlantean colonies were all connected to the main Power-Station in the Atlantic. Global grids (as they would in today's wired world) exist IN A PATTERN, connected in a worldwide system. If we observe a repeating, global pattern or network around the entire planet...we are forced to conclude a high-tech 'intelligence' was the architect. In the case of a technical 'Eden,' that prehistoric empire was Atlantis. Atlantis was not a legend, but the ancestors of the Pre-Egyptians and Pre-Incas.
The discovery of the 12th LOCATION ON THE GRID happened in the fall of 2003.
'WASHINGTON, September 18, 2003 - Newly discovered traces of ancient roads, bridges and plazas in Brazil's tropical forest may help dispel the once-popular impression of an 'untouched' Amazon before the Europeans' arrival. In southern Brazil, archeologists have found the remains of a NETWORK or urban communities that apparently hosted a population many thousands strong. Reporting their findings in the journal SCIENCE, published by AAAS, the science society, the researchers say the people who dwelled there dramatically changed their local landscape.'
Michael Heckenberger of the University of Florida and his colleagues were 'baffled' at the discovery. 'There was this cherished image that the Amazon was pure nature...archeologists are compelled to revise their views of ancient Brazil.'
The 1974 MAP of 13 positions, in a pattern, predicted such a discovery would happen in Brazil and it did. In an area that was long thought to be too hostile for a human city, there were organized roads and parks 'in grid-like patterns.' Ancient Amazons managed large areas and were far more advanced than previously thought.
The 11th LOCATION ON THE GRID was discovered in 1985 by Kihachiro Aratake under the waters of the South China Sea and called 'Yonaguni.' Beautiful blue/green photos of the quasi-pyramid structure can be downloaded off the Internet. The monument has wide terraces, ramps and large steps. Japanese scientists have documented marks on the stones that indicate they were hewn. A stairway carved into the gigantic rock on the ocean floor proves the structure was not natural.
Lemuria was an Asian Empire BEFORE Atlantis that primarily dominated the Pacific Ocean area. It is reasonable to assume the Asian Culture reformed as an Atlantean outpost around the Japanese sub-station. Yonaguni, just southwest of Japan, is physical evidence IN THE ANTICIPATED AREA of (again) an advanced race of Stone-Builders. Asians are not Indians, yet they may have utilized the World Wireless location predicted for Japan.
The 10th LOCATION ON THE GRID is in prehistoric Russia. There are ancient Russian megaliths! They, too, were stone-cutters and transporters of many tons of megalithic rock. Again we see a culture, thousands of miles away from the jungles of Central America, constructing massive totems. Russian megaliths resemble the Mayan stele. Like the standing stones of England and Australia, the harsh lands of the Soviets also contain similar monuments. In the Caucasian Mountains and all around the Black Sea, there are 'dolmens.' They are early, bizarre, stone dwellings. Some stand alone, some are in groups (in patterns). There are similar structures in North Europe and in India. They were not primitive. Sophisticated technicians, similar to Egyptian artisanship, had to have produced these buildings. Were they prehistoric bomb shelters?
'The Caucasian megalithic monuments are distinguished by highly skillful stone carving, almost that of a jeweler.’
The 9th LOCATION ON THE GRID is in central Australia, near Alice Springs. The first Aussies are now thought to have occupied the continent 60,000 years ago. The present climate in the Outback is a very hot, dry desertland. Many thousands of years ago, Australia was a 'green,' fertile terrain where 'giant animals roamed.' Bushmen, rich in legend, believe they are native to the continent. 'Down Under' is another land with ancient, monolithic, standing stones.
Near Alice Springs, archeologists have found 'fused rock' and glasslike particles. The only way such formations could have been produced is by an incredibly intense HEAT! The rocks may have melted together in an atomic devastation. The recurring theme of a fertile land, now devastated is a common occurrence on the GRID locations. There are numerous Aussie drawings and rock carvings that seem to depict strange visitors wearing helmets, antennas, gloves and boots. This is very similar to what is found at Tassili; strange, ancient paintings among a wasteland.
Ayer's Rock (Uluru) is one of Australia's most recognizable landmarks. It is the planet's largest megalith and is considered one of the great wonders of the world. It is a MAGNETIC mound similar to Silbury Hill in England. The huge rock is a giant spike in the ground and we only see its red top. Could the entire natural phenomenon have been 'electrified' in ancient times and used as an oscillating Power Pole as Tesla had demonstrated? Central Australia is one of the Map-locations, yet the entire continent seems to have slipped southward away from the GRID pattern.
Tassili is the 8th LOCATION ON THE GRID. In Algeria, there are mountains that rise from the Sahara Desert and resemble the mountains on the Moon. Again, a mysterious race of people came from parts unknown and settled in an inhospitable environment. They took refuge in the high caves. Tassili ‘is as remote as you can get.’ There are hundreds of thousands of rock paintings. Painted by ‘realistic’ artists, the images show African elephants; giraffes; rhinos; hippos; horses; the ancestors of domesticated cattle; herds of antelope; flowers; wild fauna and flora; colorful meadows; grasslands; waterholes, etc. What is wrong with this picture? The paintings are prehistoric and in the center of the largest desert on Earth.
All experts agree on the incredible age of the drawings. They were not a matter of hundreds of years old, but many thousands of years old! Beyond the age, there is something incredibly ODD about the depictions. A small percentage show MODERN images! There are figures with large, bulbous, ‘round-heads.’ Some figures seem to be horizontally floating in air. Some appear to have modern accessories such as zippers; belts; wristbands; backpacks; antennae, etc. Henri Lhote called an 18 foot high giant, painted on the cave walls, Great God Mars. There was one particular ‘round-head’ in a modern, uniform-suit with antennae that operated an apparatus. Illustrated in the background, was a SAUCER with thrusters!
Consider that these were the survivors of some great, atomic cataclysm as mentioned in the prehistoric books of India. Where else would people go to escape the fallout...but in the caves? The desert did not form naturally. Given this scenario of a nuclear holocaust, it could explain the modern figures with round heads. They wore radiation suits. People, from other lands (a few) with the technology, could have been tested radiation levels and account for the strange images. Cave dwellers, with high quality paint, observed them.
‘The whole of the Sahara is dotted with artistic engravings and paintings on rock faces.’ These other locations are on the roofs of rock caves and mainly in the highlands. It is possible that there was less radiation, the higher the altitude. Tassili occupies one more grid-point on the map of 13. If we only examined the cave paintings, we are mystified. If we study the big picture, we can begin to make some sense of it and rewrite traditional history.
The 7th LOCATION ON THE GRID is the Ashoka Pillar in New Delhi, India. India, another Cradle of Humanity, is a great society with a rich prehistory. The 'rust-free' iron alloy had baffled metallurgists for centuries. The sleek Pillar tapers to a height of 24 feet, crowned with an odd antenna design. The 7-ton, major mystery is largely ignored. It is only a popular tourist attraction because it is adjacent to the famous Qutab Minar. Yet, for THOUSANDS of years, the metal has remained rust-free. Here are only a few descriptions of the 'miracle of technology.'
* 'Indian metallurgists were indeed FAR advanced for their time.'
* '...sheer elegance of the Pillar.'
* '...made of metal found nowhere else in the world.'
* '...its rustless splendour, one cannot help but admire the high skill and perfect technology of the early Indian iron makers in producing so large a monument.'
Renowned British metallurgist, Robert Hadfield, wrote: 'In spite of all the scientific advances that have been made, the Delhi Pillar is, as far as I am able to judge, of a BETTER QUALITY than anything metallurgists are able to produce today.'
After centuries of study, scientists finally resolved the composition of the 'miracle' alloy. It was BLACK MAGNETITE! The prehistoric Pillar carried a magnetic charge! Experts have concluded that its creators were super-skilled metallurgists and machinists to have formed a non-rusting hunk of METAL that large. More importantly, its manufacturers had to have mastered 'electricity' to account for its high Electro-Magnetic properties.
India was the home of legendary 'flying carpets' from early books predating the Bible. 'Vimanas' (flying vehicles) were recorded in the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabarata, Vedas and Vedik. They described very ancient technology without modern words. Some researchers have concluded that the holy texts of India reported NUCLEAR WARS! The ‘stories’ perfectly described terrible wars and the vimana craft. Robert Oppenheimer often quoted from the old books of India when he said, 'I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.'
The Pillar could have functioned as a Tesla Utility Pole that oscillated with fantastic EM power. The (misnamed) Ashoka Pillar may have been the energy source for the many, early accounts of flying vehicles. The virtually 'alien,' rust-free Pillar stands on the exact opposite side of the Earth as Easter Island. The significance of the geological fact has to do with MAGNETIC POLES. Easter Island exerts a higher-than-normal EM attraction; compass needles point to Easter Island.
The 6th LOCATION ON THE GRID is Zimbabwe. Archeologists still do not know who lived here or why their power came to an abrupt end. 'Zimbabwe' is the Shona word for 'rock.' The main fortress contains cut monoliths 20 feet thick and 36 feet high! The ruins, south of Masvingo in deepest/darkest Africa, are unbelievable and (historically) impossible. They are the 'biggest example of ancient architecture south of the Great Pyramids.'
Called 'house of stones' or 'sacred house,' Zimbabwe was the center of a 'prosperous high culture.' The curved walls and conical towers (33' high) once had a population in the tens of thousands. Zimbabwe is, again, another major mystery ignored by historians because they have no place for it in tradition. The curved, massive masonry of the first Africans is not the only mystery. The SAME type of stone architecture was used by the Inca on Andes mountaintops thousands of miles away. The Great Zimbabwe complex stands in the center of a vast network of smaller, stonework that are scattered over many thousands of square miles! Would it surprise you to discover the little stonework (sub-stations) in the region covers a large area IN A PATTERN? Are you seeing a pattern?
Europeans were reluctant to believe that Africans could have built Zimbabwe. British archaeologists David Randall-maciver and Gertrude Caton-Thompson, early last century, have absolutely established that the ruins were of African origin. The Black Race began in Zimbabwe. They were the noble children of kings and queens. Here was one more culture rich in legend and primeval history. As with all cultures along the GRID, later when the power ended and the empire fell, a LESS advanced society took its place.
Archeologists and educators fail to praise the fantastic achievements of the grand, Zimbabwean architecture in STONE. Our impressions of early Africans consist of primitive natives living in crude huts. SINCE WHEN WERE THE FIRST AFRICANS GREAT STONE-BUILDERS? Zimbabwe destroys our preconceptions of the past. Yet, the ruins are basically no different than other points on the Atlantean GRID. Give the prehistoric Africans the credit they deserve and place them up there with other, impressive Stone-Builders.
The soil around the main Zimbabwe fortress (Power-Station) was poor and cannot sustain a large community. Once again, we have titanic monoliths transported far from the quarry and fit together without mortar. We have a pattern of smaller stones surrounding a main complex; same as pyramids, mounds and standing stones. This was all a system of 'wireless electricity' transmission. Atlantis was a World System of power distribution to the GRID points, then the energy was stepped-down to local areas. Zimbabwe falls perfectly along the GRID and is connected to the other, similar colonies around the planet. The physical evidence of a 'primary surrounded by many secondaries' repeats in the pyramid civilizations, mound-builders and standing monoliths (totems) or statues. These independent cultures, separated by thousands of miles, were not isolated...they were all connected to a global system.
Researchers make the fatal mistake of only studying Stonehenge or Easter Island or the Great Pyramid. Some experts have concluded that it was as if the 'same construction company' went out to these locations and built the Cradles of Civilization. Stand back and see the entire picture. Investigate all of the 13 sites and note the similarities in mysteries.
The FIRST 5 LOCATIONS ON THE GRID are ancient sites so famous, details of the unknowns do not have to be cited here. Hundreds of, if not more than a thousand, books have been written about them. Expeditions have been financed in search of them and sent to study them. Documentaries by the scores have been filmed. The ruins (or Plato's Atlantis) have mystified us for hundreds of years. Research the locations; discover how traditional history fails miserably in the explanation of the primordial enigmas. They are:
1. ATLANTIS once a continent in the Atlantis Ocean, (the prime Power-Station).
2. GREAT PYRAMID at Giza in the exact, geographical center of all landmasses.
3. INCA Civilizations in Peru around Lake Titicaca.
4. STONEHENGE in England and 'pattern' of surrounding monoliths or 'standing stones.'
5. EASTER ISLAND and the colossal 'maoi' stone giants on a remote, volcanic island.
Found by Donna Epstein; she emailed me this recent discovery, the 13th location! IT WAS THE LAST PIECE TO A PUZZLE THAT HAD HAUNTED ME SINCE 1974. She had read my (little-known) 'Wireless World' article and knew I had been in search of: SOMETHING just north of the U.S. and precisely on the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan. This is the exact area of the Indian carved in the mountains. The article that states the MAP-GRID prediction was posted on the World-Mysteries.com and Farshores.com websites ever since 2002; before piece #12 and #13 were found (Brazil & Canada). The coincidence is these just happen to be CANADIAN UFO and Mystery websites.
Imagine a large map of CANADA on the wall, and in 1974, you predict that the first sign of ancient Canadians will appear...(then throw a dart from across the room) on the spot the dart lands. This is precisely what has occurred only the GRID LOCATIONS were not arrived at by the random throwing of darts. You can write to me at email@example.com and receive interviews/radio shows (also the map) where the origin of the 13-point map is revealed. Its origin is extraordinary and as unique as the Betty Hill Star Map. Yonaguni proved my MAP's validity. The unexpected grid-parks in Brazil proved its credibility. NOW...without question, the carved Indian mountains have appeared thanks to Google Earth...in the anticipated area. The MAP is proven. ATLANTIS IS DISCOVERED!
These physical facts (I believe) prove that the Canadian image was carved and could be connected to the global empire of Atlantis! As in all of the GRID points, a real mystery truly stands in each of the spots. The IRONY is that the Canadian image is an INDIAN! It is the LACK of Indians in Canada that demonstrates the error of traditional history. Many of the 13 locations were obliterated; some left deserts after what could have been ancient, atomic wars. Some remote colonies were never rebuilt; while others, their very spots were reused repeatedly. All traces of prehistoric Canadians were wiped out as great forests replaced what could have been a thriving metropolis. What was NOT erased by the holocaust was a giant, Nazca-like Indian. Was the image a guardian of the past or its own prophecy of simpler Indians in future generations?
Now, your last assignment: Study the Wardenclyffe tower (NY 1900-1905), the work of Nikola Tesla; especially his 'World System' of Magnifying Transmitters and wireless electricity! You will discover that in the 19th Century, this super genius planned to OBSOLETE his AC invention with wireless power. It was only the basic principle, the blueprint of the far superior Atlantean System, yet it would work and could bring on an age of gods and goddesses. Tesla realized we are not ready for Paradise and dismantled his crowning life's achievement. The Earthlings would make wars with the first Magnifying Transmitter rather than let it freely power cities!
When this writer read that Tesla planned for a World System of NINE TOWERS to complete his global grid; Wardenclyffe was only the first...I concluded that the MAP OF 13 ATLANTIS COLONIES operated on the same principle!!! Atlantis mastered what Tesla only proved on a basic level. The human race (in Eden) fed off the power and flourished...until even the greatest of empires FALL. Atlantis had a system of 13; Tesla's design was a global grid of 9 locations. Could Atlantis have been the ORIGINAL 13 colonies?
The 20th Century did not follow Tesla's wonderful, utopian vision. However, what does the future hold? The distant future will succeed with the return of Atlantis. A great circle will be completed as a technical Atlantis returns. History repeats and Utopia comes back to us, once again. A New Genesis for the human race speaks to the true GREATNESS of our ancestors and to the greatness of Tomorrow's children's children…
Article Copyright© Doug Yurchey - reproduced with permission.
by Alexander Posted April 14, 2011
The signs are everywhere to be found. The resurrection of the Goddess was intended to take place in the United States of America.
And if ancient prophesy can be trusted, the New Golden Age of Enlightenment will begin with the Winter Solstice, 2012!
It is well documented that many of the men involved in writing and signing the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U. S. Constitution were Deists and Freemasons, and the philosophy of both can be associated with the Divine Feminine as a co-participant in the process of Creation.
Deism as understood by our Founding Fathers is best defined by one of the most important participants in the American Revolution, Thomas Paine. He compared Deism to Christianity in his masterpiece, The Age of Reason:
True Theology and That of Superstition
As to the Christian system of faith, it appears to me a species of Atheism – a sort of religious denial of God. It professes to believe in a man rather than in God. It is a compound made up chiefly of “Manism” with but little Deism, and is as near to Atheism as twilight is to darkness. It introduces between man and his Maker an opaque body, which it calls a Redeemer, as the moon introduces her opaque self between the earth and the sun, and it produces by this means a religious, or an irreligious, eclipse of light. It has put the whole orbit of reason into shade.
“That which is now called natural philosophy, embracing the whole circle of science, of which astronomy occupies the chief place, is the study of the works of God, and of the power and wisdom of God in His works, and is the True Theology.” Note Paine’s two-fold characterization of God: Power and Wisdom.
“As of the theology that is now studied in its place, it is the study of human opinions and of human fancies concerning God. It is not the study of God Himself in the works that He has made, but in the works or writings that man has made; and it is not among the least of the mischiefs that the Christian system has done to the world, that it has abandoned the original and beautiful system of theology, like a beautiful innocent, to distress and reproach, to make room for the hag of superstition.”
Natural Philosophy or Natural Religion, as well as science, recognize that both masculine and feminine forces are necessary for the Creation of the physical Universe, whether visible or invisible to our senses. Science refers to these two forces as “Light” and “Energy”; ancient and natural religions refer to them as “God and Goddess.” The two can be seen as parts of a Single Whole, which is Creative Energy – Power and Wisdom – aka, God.
The underlying philosophy of Freemasonry is a bit more difficult to pin down. It is, after all, a “Secret Society.” Now public, however, are their symbols and ceremonies, most of which are easily decoded with a little knowledge of mythology and ancient history.
We also know that that some of the best known participants in the American Revolution were Freemasons: Ethan Allen, Edmund Burke, John Claypool, William Dawes, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Paul Jones, Robert Livingston, Paul Revere, Colonel Benjamin Tupper, and George Washington. Of the fifty-six signers of The Declaration of Independence, eight were known Masons and seven others exhibited strong evidence of Masonic membership. Of the forty signers of the Constitution, nine were known Masons, thirteen exhibited evidence of Masonic membership, and six more later became Masons.
The French General Lafayette, without whose aid the war could not have been won, was a Freemason. The majority of the commanders of the Continental Army were Freemasons and members of "Army Lodges." Most of George Washington's generals were Freemasons. The Boston Tea Party was planned at the Green Dragon Tavern, also known as the "Freemasons' Arms" and "the Headquarters of the Revolution." George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States by Robert Livingston, Grand Master of New York's Masonic lodge, and the Bible on which he took his oath was from his own Masonic lodge. The Cornerstone of the Capital Building was laid by the Grand Lodge of Maryland.
In fact, Freemasons consecrated the cornerstones of a number of major public and private buildings in the early days of our Nation, as well as the most famous statue in America. A vessel called Bay Ridge carried about a hundred Freemasons to Bedloe’s Island for the consecration ceremony of the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty. Several items were held in a copper box within the cornerstone: a copy of the United States Constitution; George Washington’s Farewell Address; twenty bronze medals of U.S. Presidents including Washington, Monroe, Jackson, Polk, Buchanan, Johnson, Garfield, and Arthur (all of whom were Freemasons); copies of New York City newspapers; a portrait of Bartholdi; a copy of ‘Poem on Liberty’ By E.R. Johnes; and a list of the Grand Lodge officers.
The principal address was delivered by the Deputy Grand Master Freemason who observed, “Massive as this statue is, its physical proportions sink into comparative obscurity when contrasted with the nobility of its concept. Liberty Enlightening the World! How lofty the thought! To be free, is the first, the noblest aspiration of the human breast. And it is now a universally admitted truth that only in proportion as men become possessed of Liberty do they become civilized, enlightened, and useful.”
The cornerstone was “found square, level and plumb,” the Grand Master applied mortar, and the stone was lowered into place. He struck the stone three times, declaring it duly laid. Then the “Elements of Consecration” were presented: corn, wine, and oil.
The “Most Worshipful” Grand Master noted: “No institution has done more to promote Liberty and to free men from the trammels and chains of ignorance and tyranny than has Freemasonry.”
The statue was conceived by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi. His biographer wrote, “…he caught a vision of a magnificent Goddess holding aloft a torch in one hand and welcoming all visitors to the land of freedom and opportunity.”
And so, the Statue of Liberty – Lady Liberty – was intended to represent the Goddess who brings light – Astarte, aka Venus, The Morning Star – the precursor of the rising Sun, the “Light Bearer.”
The Church and others opposed to the resurrection of the Divine Feminine demonized the Goddess by associating her with Satan. Luc means light; ferre means bringer. Associating Lucifer with Satan was the Church’s attempt to demonize The Bright Morning Star – Venus – in spite of her importance to some early Christian sects:
2 Peter 1:19: “You will do well to pay attention to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts.”
Revelation 22:16: “It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I AM the root, the descendant of David, and the Bright Morning Star.”
Revelation 22:17: “The Spirit AND THE BRIDE say, ‘Come.’ And let everyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who wishes take the water of life as a gift.”
Although a Jew, perhaps Emma Lazarus was inspired by this invitation in Revelation when she wrote her famous words now engraved on a tablet within the pedestal on which Lady Liberty Stands. She titled it THE NEW COLOSSUS:
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
“The Golden Door” is reminiscent of the Golden Age of Rome, a time of relative peace and prosperity for even the lowest level of Roman citizen. Freedmen during the reign of Emperor Claudius were reviled by some in the Senate for wielding too much power over the Emperor’s decisions. The former slave Pallas was honored with statues and honorary plaques, gracefully accepted, and the offer of immense wealth, which was politely turned down. Pallas and Claudius reigned with wisdom rather than might; Roman citizens were provided with resources that enabled them to care for their families without fear of famine or oppressive taxes. The Pax Romana, Roman Peace, was the by-product of a sense of security shared by all loyal Romans.
America’s “New Colossus,” the "Mother of Exiles," invited other lands to send their unwanted and hungry to the United States, giving the Statue of Liberty special meaning for immigrants coming from other oppressive lands. “The Golden Door” promised a New Golden Age for the oppressed. Lady Liberty promised the freedom to prosper.
The "Old Colossus" was the “Colossus of Rhodes,” an ancient statue built to thank Helios, the sun god, for protecting Rhodes from invaders. "The New Colossus" points out that the American statue is one welcoming foreigners rather than fighting them off.
Congress accepted Lady Liberty as a gift from the French people on Washington’s birthday, 1877. However, it wasn’t finished until May 21, 1884. It was presented to Ambassador Levi Morton on July 4, 1884, by Ferdinand de Lesseps. On October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland oversaw the dedication of Lady Liberty. The main address was given by Freemason Chauncey M. Depew, a United States Senator.
A great deal of controversy exists over the Freemasons’ influence in the founding of our country. And in spite of the well-publicized fact that George Washington was an avowed and proud Freemason, their influence is generally depicted as being negative and Freemasonry as something to be feared. The reasons are clear: Freemasonry was and is perceived as the enemy of fundamental and orthodox Christianity. Whether passed to them from the Knights Templar or through some other source, Freemasons seemed to know that the authentic religion of Jesus had been hijacked and replaced with the Jewish superstition of vicarious atonement. The Freemason Founding Fathers may have possessed ancient secrets that led them to that authentic religion, reason enough for the Orthodoxy and Fundamentalists to attempt to build a case for the Freemason’s association with Satanic worship.
But some who have investigated the symbolism of Freemasonry are beginning to suspect something else, something Orthodoxy and Fundamentalism fear almost as much as they fear Satan: The Goddess in Judaism and Christianity!
The following is excerpted from an article by William Bond’s, Goddess Symbolism Within Freemasonry, an article worth reading in its entirety: http://www.womanthouartgod.com/wmbondfreemasonry.php.
"It is of interest that Christianity came back to Egypt where it grew into a strong religion until Christianity became the Roman state religion. Then the Roman Christians had all the Egyptian Christians slaughtered who didn't follow the Roman version of Christianity. Destroying also all the Egyptian Christian texts, of which only a small amount have survived today. The result is that the Roman version of Christianity became more like a Jewish religion, as they put more emphasis on the Old Testament than on the teachings of Jesus. So the compassionate Goddess teachings of Jesus became largely ignored by the Christian Church until modern times.
“When archaeologists excavated Ancient Palestine and the area around it, the Canadian archaeologist John Holiday claims that, "…biblical descriptions do not match what is found in the dirt." What became clear from archaeological evidence is that the Hebrew Bible was a very biased and heavily censored version of Jewish History.
“The evidence unearthed shows that Goddess worship was commonplace in Israel right up to early Christian times. With large numbers of Goddess statues discovered in the homes of common people. Archaeologists have shown that the Hebrews worshipped the Goddesses Asherah and Astarte as much as the countries around Israel. So is this what this Freemason symbol is trying to tell us? That within the Bible is a hidden Goddess?”
Bond is onto something, and others are beginning to see the same signs. Just as The Bright Morning Star was associated with Lucifer, which simply means, the Light Bearer, so, too, is Freemasonry associated with Lucifer. And although there is nothing in the Bible to associate The Bright Morning Star with Satan, the fear-mongers, nevertheless, make the association and the ignorant masses accept the false claim as fact.
The Bright Morning Star was Venus, aka Astarte – The Goddess. During his brief appearance, Jesus attempted to resurrect the Divine Feminine, a vital component of Creation. He called her “The Bright Morning Star.” Moses attempted to do the same when he identified the “God of the Mountain” as Asherah – the Goddess. “I am that I am,” in Hebrew, is “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh.”
Lady Liberty holds the torch of enlightenment high over America, reminding those with ears to hear of Jesus’ last recorded words in Revelation:
"The Spirit and The Bride say, Come. All who thirst for freedom and knowledge are invited to drink freely from the Waters of Life.”
The Spirit of God – Knowledge – and his Goddess-wife – Wisdom – hold the key to Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all men and women. Yes, the Goddess can be found throughout the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments. The Keys to uncovering this Ancient Wisdom hidden in scripture are held by Philo of Alexandria.
May the Goddess Bless America and the World with the Wisdom to reject irrational, manmade fear that leads to war, and turn instead to the Source that reveals all Knowledge and Truth.
Pax Amo Lux