Brian’s Column: After 9/11 Truth, Chapter 4

Stepping up to Satyagraha

“To confront Evil of this MAGNITUDE, facts alone are not enough.
The 9/11 truth movement is, and must be, the heart of a growing global ‘truth force’ (Satyagraha) initiated by M. Gandhi on September 11, 1901.
— Barbara Honegger, MS, Behind the Smoke Curtain

SmokeMany thanks to Ms. Honegger, whom I look forward to the pleasure of meeting. Her comments at the Town Hall Theater in Seattle, January 2013—which became the dagger video: Behind the Smoke Curtain—are the origin of my own discovery of Satyagraha.

Indeed, the idea of a smoke curtain (official deception) is integral to my Barrier Cloud concept just discussed in Chapter 3. The dispelling of that obstacle thru deep spiritual resources—that I point to in the BC monograph—also folds in perfectly with the cosmic moral force of Truth as the ultimate remedy to political, even as Barbara demonstrates, “Diabolical,” Evil. Continue reading

Book Review: Letter to a Christian Nation (2006)

Addressing the faithful of the US in more familiar terms
by Sam Harris
Alfred A. Knopf, 96 pages

LetterLetter to a Christian Nation follows shortly after The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, and it should be considered a humanitarian-outreach appendix to that groundbreaking work.

Among fellow naturalistic humanists, I’ve seen a resurgence of “atheist and proud” assertiveness.  I find that refreshing for many of the same reasons Sam Harris uses to suggest that atheism is not a philosophy, rather a moral testimony to one’s loyalty to reality, life, and reason:

“…atheism, is a term that should not even exist.  No one ever needs to identify himself as a ‘non-astrologer’ or a ‘non-alchemist.’  We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle.” — pg. 51

Harris states atheists simply want those who assert God to provide some evidence.  Moreover, we’d like some indication the dude is friendly, “given the relentless destruction of innocent human beings we witness in the world each day.” Continue reading

Movie Review: Clueless (1995)

Entertaining teen parody is ode to penetrating,
clever use of American language __ 8/10

CluelessCher: So like, right now for example. The Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, “What about the strain on our resources?” Well it’s like when I had this garden party for my father’s birthday, right? I put RSVP ’cause it was a sit-down dinner. But some people came that like did not RSVP I was like totally buggin’. I had to haul ass to the kitchen, redistribute the food, and squish in extra place settings. But by the end of the day it was, like, the more the merrier. And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty. Thank you very much. Continue reading

Guest Column: The Government and Radiation Poisoning

Connecting the dots, do we want to accept the government’s control of radiation?
By David Lonier

New Picture (19)The Department of Energy (DoE) was formerly known as the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The Smart Meter Program was initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Congress appropriated $4.5 Billion to the DOE to implement the Smart Meter Program nationwide. The DoE awarded DTE $85 Million toward the cost of installing smart meters in Michigan.

Government has no money of its own. From whom did it get the $4 Billion/$85 Million?

DTE had $9.63 Billion in earnings in 2013. From whom did it get that money? Continue reading

Brian’s Column: After 9/11 Truth, Chapter 5

The Inner Game: Finding One’s Authentic Swing

Freddie “Physician, heal thyself.” — Jesus

Years ago, when I was just starting out as a cause-oriented sort of fellow, I wish someone had exposed me to a brief lesson such as what I’m about to try to impart. It may have saved me—and those around me—a lot of ‘Sturm und Drang’[1] accomplishing very little positive, healing, or lasting.

It’s not a radical discovery by any means, but one seldom appreciated by those setting out to slay dragons: Namely, to be most effective in the pursuit of noble deeds for ‘all of society,’ one must first expel the internal demons that limit our own fulfillment. Eckhart Tolle puts it as follows: Continue reading

Book Review: The Longest Walk (2015)

“My epic trek from tip to tip of the Americas” (1977-1983), Author’s Edition
by George Meegan, Free Man Publishing Company, 2015

TLWSure there’s a lot of background to the ultimate edition of a sleeper book that I expect will fire the popular imagination of large numbers of youth of the world who still read… in no time at all. George Meegan is a one-of-a-kinder, who grew up from nothing in jolly ol’ England, dreamed of being an adventurer, dropped out of school to join the British merchant marine, then decided one day he would walk the Americas from South to North. And did.

This account doesn’t have any counterpart in the literature of the ages: it’s at once a journal and also an ever-morphing flow of humanity through the window of an intrepid Englishman’s eyes and shoes (twelve pair, 19,019 miles). It’s an indescribable delight to join with this work as its final editor, to appreciate the original writing, of course, yet also the fine editing work performed by exceptionally caring individuals at Dodd, Mead, and Company before it succumbed to death by the conglomerates—here’s the kicker, Dodd, Mead went belly up just as Longest Walk the First is about to go to press! Continue reading

Movie Review: Out of the Past (1947)

Post war (ww2), intricately plotted film noir __ 8/10

Out of the PastJeff Bailey: I sell gasoline, I make a small profit. With that I buy groceries. The grocer makes a profit. We call it earning a living. You may have heard of it somewhere.

Through the 1940s, before the Hollywood studio system folded itself into the social conformity of the 1950s, several well-written and superbly plotted stories made it to the silver screen. In the category of film noir, Out of the Past, starring Robert Mitchum—one of the more individualistic, risk-taking actors (even into the 1950s)—is one such gem. Continue reading