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    The three strike law is a horrible waste of human life. It is an inappropriate response to a problem no one wants to actually address. The problem stems not from racism but from social stratification and lack of economic opportunity. These are the effects of systemic corruption. Address that and the three strike law would become inconsequential and even applicable.

    I know a bit about Canadian racism against aboriginals, and it too is a travesty. As is any racism, anywhere, now or in the past.

    The answer cannot be to burn bridges and cause division, the answer cannot adopt an accusatory undercurrent.

    The answer is to address the systemic corruption. To do that we must be united. The answer to the problem is solidarity. The down trodden can only be helped by reaching out with an open hand, not by striking out against any easy nearby target or by preferential treatment.

    Here's the thing, the people behind BLM and Antifa are rich beyond comprehension and even more powerful, and they are using their influence to stop the only movement that has a chance:

    We Are the 99.99%!

    It is not a joke. These last twenty years have been about giving a voice to every sidelined minority out there. There was a purpose behind it all. By giving these groups an international platform and astronomical funding a culture of the disadvantaged has bloomed in our midst. Combined with the 'Color' revolutions and massive immigration and refugee influx throughout the first world (an invasion by any other standards), also funded by these same mega-rich globalists, 'we the people' have been effectively neutralized.

    We have all been labelled and put in our respective camps, with enemies on all sides that hold opposing priorities and ideologies. And the corrupt system encourages the conflict, using fear porn to motivate our hatred and highlight our differences, while muzzling dissenting opinions, regardless of whose they are.

    It is not about dismissing the plight of any group. It is about adopting a wider viewpoint where solidarity is possible. Only in solidarity will all disadvantaged parties get fair treatment.

    But only once systemic corruption is addressed and brought out in the public square for honest scrutiny.

    The only credentials any one needs to have an opinion is to be of the human family. Everyone's experience counts, every viewpoint is valid. But the focus must be on the rampant systemic corruption that has encouraged this debacle in the first place.

    Let's stop slicing and dicing the motives of the human family.

    Let's stop the blame and let's Keep Our Eyes on the Prize.


    Take heart because together:

    We are the 99.99%!
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    Sue/Ayt,

    I had this very discussion with one of my best friends, a Trump supporter who I dearly love, the other day. And we agreed that class plays a huge role, where the criminal justice system is concerned. But if you are a 'visible minority' your class is often being worn for all the world to see. If you live in a neighbourhood that is considered poor and powerless, you will be automatically identified as "the enemy" by militarized police forces. This is not a few rotten apples, it is rife within the forces themselves.

    In Canada, as I have explained we have militarized police forces with no ties to local communities, in lesser populated areas. The forces there have been heaping abuse like you wouldn't believe, on native people. My boyfriend, a few decades ago had a father who was very high up in the police forces and had worked up North for quite a few years. He said he loved his heavy flashlight because it was great for cracking aboriginal people's skulls. He also made me aware of the common practise of dealing with "drunk Indians" by driving them miles out of town and just dropping them on the highway so they had to walk home....in -20 F. Yeah. The media eventually covered that practice, a few years back. It was common and may have even been standard practice, officially condoned.

    The clip below shows some of this lovely behavior. This is what happens if you ask why you're being arrested, or why police are questioning your wife. What is the charge, what are we doing wrong? Lovely huh. Lovely men, possibly roided up, abusing people. It's common practice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtcRlTfgbLU

    If you start 6 minutes in you'll get the action. Before that, just a lot of milling about. No drunken behavior, just people pushed to their emotional limit by harrassing cops.

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)

    The problem is international.
    Yes, it is. Few Avalon members have lived or spent time in Africa, and quite a few North American members have never left the continent at all.

    So I asked safara if he might share his experiences and perspectives — which I know are pretty sobering — specifically because it's an international issue. Racism is racism, hate is hate, agendas are agendas, and humans are fallible humans — wherever all this might happen. Maybe we should wait to see what he shares with us.
    Racism and hatred plus power and the means to enforce that power is key and something you, for some reason don't address. it is the main issue. Human nature is fallible, it is also not beyond redemption if we are able to put ourselves in the shoes of others.

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    Quote Posted by Ernie Nemeth (here)
    The three strike law is a horrible waste of human life. It is an inappropriate response to a problem no one wants to actually address. The problem stems not from racism but from social stratification and lack of economic opportunity. These are the effects of systemic corruption. Address that and the three strike law would become inconsequential and even applicable.

    I know a bit about Canadian racism against aboriginals, and it too is a travesty. As is any racism, anywhere, now or in the past.

    The answer cannot be to burn bridges and cause division, the answer cannot adopt an accusatory undercurrent.

    The answer is to address the systemic corruption. To do that we must be united. The answer to the problem is solidarity. The down trodden can only be helped by reaching out with an open hand, not by striking out against any easy nearby target or by preferential treatment.

    Here's the thing, the people behind BLM and Antifa are rich beyond comprehension and even more powerful, and they are using their influence to stop the only movement that has a chance:

    We Are the 99.99%!

    It is not a joke. These last twenty years have been about giving a voice to every sidelined minority out there. There was a purpose behind it all. By giving these groups an international platform and astronomical funding a culture of the disadvantaged has bloomed in our midst. Combined with the 'Color' revolutions and massive immigration and refugee influx throughout the first world (an invasion by any other standards), also funded by these same mega-rich globalists, 'we the people' have been effectively neutralized.

    We have all been labelled and put in our respective camps, with enemies on all sides that hold opposing priorities and ideologies. And the corrupt system encourages the conflict, using fear porn to motivate our hatred and highlight our differences, while muzzling dissenting opinions, regardless of whose they are.

    It is not about dismissing the plight of any group. It is about adopting a wider viewpoint where solidarity is possible. Only in solidarity will all disadvantaged parties get fair treatment.

    But only once systemic corruption is addressed and brought out in the public square for honest scrutiny.

    The only credentials any one needs to have an opinion is to be of the human family. Everyone's experience counts, every viewpoint is valid. But the focus must be on the rampant systemic corruption that has encouraged this debacle in the first place.

    Let's stop slicing and dicing the motives of the human family.

    Let's stop the blame and let's Keep Our Eyes on the Prize.


    Take heart because together:

    We are the 99.99%!
    Ernie, I agree. The misunderstandings have a lot to do with this really weird schism, in Canada, anyway. People go freaking hysterical and corporations hop on board some really absurd issues involving race and gender issues, that have made me feel, "well what about white people? Like, are we chopped liver?" It is unfair much of the time, pretty crazy and people involved in that mentality get lost in a maze of victim mentality.

    Meanwhile native people are being driven miles out of town and freeze to death walking home. It's insane.

    Black Lives Matter is immediately hijacked by people who have ulterior motives and make a murky mess out of something as simple as honoring the hardships poor blacks. True.

    So, I think that we end up conversing, arguing at cross purposes, much of the time. I am so reassured and delighted that we are basically on the same page, Ernie. Sometimes I feel like screaming because I feel so so misunderstood here.

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    Racial issues are often used to try to define (and distract from) what are in actuality class issues.

    But, for the BLM vs ALM sloganeering, how about a we say All Black Lives Matter? The fact that frequently more black people are killed in Chicago, in one weekend, than are killed by police while unarmed in one year, seems to give the lie to the purported purpose of BLM.

    Their stated intention of defunding the police has caused significant harm to minority communities where this idea has taken hold, as without the presence of law enforcement the criminals run amok and it is the good people in such communities who suffer so SJWs and the like can feel good about themselves from their ivory towers. Check the statistics for any major city that has adopted this ideology to any extent, the results are often immediate with their application.

    Any unwarranted violence on the part of law enforcement is a serious issue that we should all be concerned with. But, on the flipside of that, we have been gaslit by the media since May with instance after instance of black men being shot, and when the dust settles it turns out that they were fighting with the police, which will get you shot no matter who you happen to be.

    Police need more funding, more oversight, MORE TRAINING, and public sector unions are a whole issue of their own. But, the bigger issue is a class issue, and economic issue.

    Poor people are killed more, are arrested and imprisoned more, are more violent, more drug addicted, and on and on and on, and opportunity is what is lacking in every part of this country, yet some people are raised to have the character to do the best they can, whereas others are raised on the streets.

    Is their racial disparity? That depends on how you cook the numbers, and where you look. Living in the poorest state in the US, I can point to many people and many places where it just sucks to be, whites and blacks (and asian, hispanic, etc) all just barely getting by together or seperate.

    Broad brush strokes do not help in describing any complex societal situation, but that is all we are allowed to have in these discussions, by design. Let us leave off who's ancestors were the most oppressed, and instead start taking an honest assessment of where people are right now, and see where we can get from there.
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    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)
    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)

    The problem is international.
    Yes, it is. Few Avalon members have lived or spent time in Africa, and quite a few North American members have never left the continent at all.

    So I asked safara if he might share his experiences and perspectives — which I know are pretty sobering — specifically because it's an international issue. Racism is racism, hate is hate, agendas are agendas, and humans are fallible humans — wherever all this might happen. Maybe we should wait to see what he shares with us.
    Racism and hatred plus power and the means to enforce that power is key and something you, for some reason don't address. it is the main issue. Human nature is fallible, it is also not beyond redemption if we are able to put ourselves in the shoes of others.
    I profoundly disagree. Racism is most entrenched where people are the most powerless. The powerful don't need or care to know your ethnicity to piss on your head and tell you it is raining.
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    Yes, Purple Llama. I agree with much of your post too. Some people do become professional victims and there is a whole industry devoted to that. Many movements get totally side tracked by self interested power hungry people. Same with unions. Great idea until organized crime moved in. I'm thinking Teamsters.

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    Quote Posted by PurpleLama (here)
    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)
    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)

    The problem is international.
    Yes, it is. Few Avalon members have lived or spent time in Africa, and quite a few North American members have never left the continent at all.

    So I asked safara if he might share his experiences and perspectives — which I know are pretty sobering — specifically because it's an international issue. Racism is racism, hate is hate, agendas are agendas, and humans are fallible humans — wherever all this might happen. Maybe we should wait to see what he shares with us.
    Racism and hatred plus power and the means to enforce that power is key and something you, for some reason don't address. it is the main issue. Human nature is fallible, it is also not beyond redemption if we are able to put ourselves in the shoes of others.
    I profoundly disagree. Racism is most entrenched where people are the most powerless. The powerful don't need or care to know your ethnicity to piss on your head and tell you it is raining.
    I am speaking of the criminal justice system, where systematic racism occurs, PLlama. That requires power to enforce. I agree that they need more not less funding and plenty more training. Also independent ombudsmen to investigate police criminal activity would help. These are all structural issues that should have been dealt with years ago.

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    Yes, Purple Llama. I agree with much of your post too. Some people do become professional victims and there is a whole industry devoted to that. Many movements get totally side tracked by self interested power hungry people. Same with unions. Great idea until organized crime moved in. I'm thinking Teamsters.
    The grifting is a huge issue. Many people who make the most noise seem to actually accomplish very little for the communities they advocate in favor of, all the while profiting for themselves.

    Did you actually watch the Dark Horse episode they posted above? It is really quite exellent, and covers a lot of the conversation we should be having instead of couching the conversation in the latest woke fashion. I have become a fan of Chloe Valdary since I first saw her live in that episode. Her Theory of Enchantment is worth looking into, and a positive replacement for CRT in diversity training and such.
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    From Time Magazine:

    When Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Indigenous Canadian woman, began experiencing stomach pains, she checked herself into a hospital in Joliette, Quebec. But she did not get the help she needed. Instead, hospital staff told Echaquan she was stupid, only good for sex, and that she would be better off dead.

    Screaming and crying out in pain, Echaquan began live-streaming on Facebook. In the video, which has since gone viral, Echaquan says in her native language that she is worried doctors had given her too much morphine, which her family says she was allergic to. “You made some bad choices, my dear,” a hospital staff member can be heard saying in the background. “What are your children going to think, seeing you like this
    ?”

    https://time.com/5898422/joyce-echaq...otests-canada/

    It is reaalllly bad in this country. Really bad.

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    Quote Posted by PurpleLama (here)
    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)
    Yes, Purple Llama. I agree with much of your post too. Some people do become professional victims and there is a whole industry devoted to that. Many movements get totally side tracked by self interested power hungry people. Same with unions. Great idea until organized crime moved in. I'm thinking Teamsters.
    The grifting is a huge issue. Many people who make the most noise seem to actually accomplish very little for the communities they advocate in favor of, all the while profiting for themselves.

    Did you actually watch the Dark Horse episode they posted above? It is really quite exellent, and covers a lot of the conversation we should be having instead of couching the conversation in the latest woke fashion. I have become a fan of Chloe Valdary since I first saw her live in that episode. Her Theory of Enchantment is worth looking into, and a positive replacement for CRT in diversity training and such.
    Thanks Purple. I have watched a lot of Epstein, and his brother and Jordan Peterson. I certainly like everything I have heard Epstein comment on. I will look up Chloe Valdary too.

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    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)
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    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)

    The problem is international.
    Yes, it is. Few Avalon members have lived or spent time in Africa, and quite a few North American members have never left the continent at all.

    So I asked safara if he might share his experiences and perspectives — which I know are pretty sobering — specifically because it's an international issue. Racism is racism, hate is hate, agendas are agendas, and humans are fallible humans — wherever all this might happen. Maybe we should wait to see what he shares with us.
    Racism and hatred plus power and the means to enforce that power is key and something you, for some reason don't address.
    Well, that was another pointed sharp barb aimed at me which I truly don't understand. I have no idea why you said that!

    If we wait a short while to read safara's account of living in Zimbabwe (which his family had to flee, and for that reason it may not be all that simple or comfortable for him to write about), we all may see all too clearly how racism and hatred plus power and the means to enforce that power is key.

    That's why I asked him to share a little more with the community if he felt he could. He's one of the most qualified people here to address that directly.

    You insult me, though maybe of course without meaning to, if you feel somehow I'm unwilling to address the issue (though that's not quite what you said). The point is that I've not experienced it at first hand as safara has. Very few members will have. Maybe no-one else here at all.

    My own fairly substantial experiences in Africa, India, Ladakh and Nepal were all delightful, without exception. (In Ecuador, too, pretty much.) I have no idea if I've just been lucky. I guess humans are humans everywhere (as I reminded us all above) — in their great beauty, and also in their occasional horror.
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    PLlama, Here is a lovely video of Chloe Valdery. She's wonderful.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/chloe_vald...lity#t-1060834

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    We don't need to leave one's own backyard to know or understand what the root causes of suffering are in the world. The root causes I believe are:

    The lack of love

    The lack of reciprocation

    The act of withholding

    and people not being able to mind their own business



    In relation to what we are dealing with regarding racism, we need to consider the whole and in order to consider the whole, we need to be aware of what we do and don't know about racism.

    In order to learn and understand the nature of any subject, there are 144 core foundational pieces of information required.

    Here is a video that shows us how and why these 144 core foundational pieces of information are necessary if we truly want to learn about anything.




    There are 81 intelligences.
    The more we nurture and nourish the pathways of these intelligences, the more we have the ability to see something for what it really is. When there is the inability to see something for what it really it is, it could be because the pathways required simply don't exist.

    Have you ever met someone who has travelled the world, who has visited every country, who has had every experience under the sun and yet are still missing the point around things that may be self-evident to you?

    Whenever I see differences of opinion around a subject, I think that it is more often than not, a case of Laurel or Yanni.
    Someone hears Laurel, the other hears Yanni. One hears something that the other cannot hear. No amount of arguing the point or insisting that another is wrong or ignorant makes a shred of difference if the pathways are not there to hear both.
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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)
    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)

    The problem is international.
    Yes, it is. Few Avalon members have lived or spent time in Africa, and quite a few North American members have never left the continent at all.

    So I asked safara if he might share his experiences and perspectives — which I know are pretty sobering — specifically because it's an international issue. Racism is racism, hate is hate, agendas are agendas, and humans are fallible humans — wherever all this might happen. Maybe we should wait to see what he shares with us.
    Racism and hatred plus power and the means to enforce that power is key and something you, for some reason don't address.
    Well, that was another pointed sharp barb aimed at me which I truly don't understand. I have no idea why you said that!

    If we wait a short while to read safara's account of living in Zimbabwe (which his family had to flee, and for that reason it may not be all that simple or comfortable for him to write about), we all may see all too clearly how racism and hatred plus power and the means to enforce that power is key.

    That's why I asked him to share a little more with the community if he felt he could. He's one of the most qualified people here to address that directly.

    You insult me, though maybe of course without meaning to, if you feel somehow I'm unwilling to address the issue (though that's not quite what you said). The point is that I've not experienced it at first hand as safara has. Very few members will have. Maybe no-one else here at all.

    My own fairly substantial experiences in Africa, India, Ladakh and Nepal were all delightful, without exception. (In Ecuador, too, pretty much.) I have no idea if I've just been lucky. I guess humans are humans everywhere (as I reminded us all above) — in their great beauty, and also in their occasional horror.
    Well, to be honest, I haven't felt heard by you, nor have others. I feel this issue should have been approached differently by you. So I am angry with you. That's all.

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    LA Times, Ferguson Missouri

    She said the ‘manner of walking” ordinance in particular was “written in such a way as to be so vague it can be used at their discretion against people they want to harass” making it “ripe for abuse.”

    Ferguson residents said the circumstances that led to Brown’s shooting were all too familiar.

    https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na...305-story.html

    As the police killing of Michael Brown has focused global attention on the racial divide in the counties in and surrounding St. Louis, Missouri, a new report may explain why residents’ mistrust of the police runs so deep.

    It shows how a large part of the revenue for these counties comes from fines paid by African-American residents who are disproportionately targeted for traffic stops and other low-level offenses. In Ferguson, the fines and fees are actually the city’s second-largest source of income, which is expected to generate $2.7 million in fiscal year 2014.

    We speak with Thomas Harvey, executive director of ArchCity Defenders and co-author of their new report, which has been widely cited — including in a stunning chart in Monday’s New York Times that shows how Ferguson issued on average nearly three warrants per household last year — the highest number of warrants in the state, relative to its size.

    “What my clients have told me since the first day I’ve ever represented anybody is, this is not about public safety, it’s about the money,” Harvey says. We also hear about the impact of the police harassment and ticketing from George Fields, who was among the local residents lined up for Michael Brown’s funeral on Monday in St. Louis.

    https://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/...ng_on_the_poor

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    UhHuh, what exactly do you mean, Strat? Nobody who has read about the lead up to the Ferguson episode, in depth, would be able to deny systemic racism. So again, what point are you trying to make?
    I felt it was pretty obvious? Point was that I do read and I am active in trying to help others. It's part of my life. You said folks like me don't, so I wish we could bet so I could make some money.

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    And do you honestly think that the white middle class people on this thread have made an effort to learn anything about the black poverty stricken blacks?
    Whatever others do on this forum is their business. Let them be and don't judge. Since your asking: I dunno but it is Avalon so maybe.

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    That was the point of my post. Every time someone draws attention to the fact that "all lives matter" is dismissive they get jumped on.

    It's become a PA illness of some sort. Don't you freqking dare stick up for blacks or ever infer that BLM is anything other than a covert Commie operation on this forum. No sir.

    The fact that it is many things, particularly blacks honestly protesting police murder? Well, you just shut your mouth about that here. And don't dare criticize anybody about their "point of view" in that regard either.
    Well that's how you see it. I just think the majority of the forum thinks differently than you regarding this matter. I think spoon bending is bs, but I don't go into that thread and tell them they're wrong. It wouldn't get anything accomplished other than me annoying people.
    It's best to try to educate yourself on a topic as important as racism,so your comments come from a place of compassion, if that is possible. If people put forth an opinion on a forum and it is suggested that they read up on some of the abuses that blacks have to put up with and why they become resentful, maybe it's a good idea to do that. Nobody likes to feel judged or criticized. Do you think that it is warranted at times? You just judged me. You obviously feel that was warranted.

    I feel like the issue of police violence is finally being heard here. And that's what BLM was originallyabout. It is more important than spoon bending. I have finally broken through and established some clarity on this subject with Ernie Nemeth.
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    and furthermore, whenever we share outside of the conditions of unconditional sharing, I believe that everyone suffers.

    Here it is, for those who haven't yet seen the article.


    THE CONDITIONS OF UNCONDITIONAL SHARING: The true foundation for all relationships

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    Despite all the wisdom of the ages, all the great beings who have lived before us, and all the knowledge we have gathered over centuries, we are no closer to living in Peace as a race than we were thousands of years ago. In fact, there seems to be an ongoing decline in humanity as we regress towards self-extinction. Many people are stuck in false realities because there are no clear rules or distinct guidelines that everyone can agree to live by.

    We ultimately need to find a way to dissolve all conflict and confusion within and between us. The only way we can do this is to establish concrete guidelines by which we all agree to live and share. Our failure to do this as a race until now may not instil a lot of confidence that this is even possible - but, as always, the answer is very simple. The first and only Law worth sharing is: DO NO HARM. This essentially needs to go without saying. Beyond that, there are six basic ‘conditions’ we all must honour. I call them The Conditions of Unconditional Sharing. They mean that everything we share must be:

    WHAT - accessible, attainable, and experiential to all involved

    WHEN - present time or directly related to The Common Purpose or common history

    WHERE - here now, with past evidence, or within the perceivable future

    WHY - to establish a Truth that is unanimous to every single Being

    WHO - relevant to all present and be unanimous to every single Being

    HOW - according to all the above


    These conditions do not in any way limit our reality, they only serve to clarify the terms by which we live and share with others. We are free to talk about anything and do everything together, providing there is a common understanding of the purpose and intent behind the conversation or activity. We can still freely share our theories and philosophies, interpretations and observations, thoughts and feelings, but with a mutual acceptance of exactly what is being shared.

    The sharing of personal experiences and understandings may be relevant, but it is not appropriate or relevant to discuss other people’s experiences or understandings. The instant outside information is brought into a sharing, it dishonours all those present and does everyone a dis-service. The information you give and receive MUST be replicable, accessible, attainable, transferrable and experiential for every person on Earth. To remain true - and present - all sharing must directly empower everyone present, to maintain their growth and serve humanity. Ultimately, you must:

    - Speak only from your own direct experience
    - Share only what you are able to remain consciously aware of
    - Live according to all Divine and Natural Laws
    - Practice and create only what is unanimous to all present
    - Cultivate what is self-evident and indisputable to all Beings
    - Never lie or exaggerate
    - Never be idle and waste time
    - Never speak of another person
    - Never speak without being asked to


    There is no honour outside The Conditions of Unconditional Sharing. If you do NOT have DIRECT experience dealing with the issues and people involved – you are simply NOT entitled to an opinion, and do NOT have the right to make a comment! Life is essentially a need to know basis. If you don’t need to know, it is simply not a factor in your reality. Therefore, there is absolutely no need for you to have an opinion about another person’s life. Doing so only reflects a fundamental weakness within your own reality.

    The Conditions of Unconditional Sharing are in no way enforced by external factors, but automatically arise out of an awakening to the true nature of our reality. Therefore, an individual’s attitude and behaviour directly reflects their level of awakening. When you have awakened, you are free of all doubt, judgment and question, and all guilt, shame and blame. You are saturated with gratitude and full of compassion towards all beings.

    However, most people are not capable of waking up. They are victims of propaganda and lies, which keep them stuck in the delusions and illusions of their existing paradigm. Those who have not awakened tend to live and act contrary to these conditions, engaging in all kinds of matters that don’t directly involve them.

    To live and share our true potential, we must all learn to literally mind our own business. This way of living in the world does not come from a state of mind or belief. It stems from a deep and conscious state of being, where there is the ability to maintain a conscious response according to the true nature of life. Many people believe they understand this principle and feel they live with integrity, but very few actually have a true conscious awareness of this state.

    Violating these conditions impacts our relationships more than any other area of our lives. Most relationships are in fact built on the ego, which appears in the absence of our ability to be a conscious being. This is primarily the result of the conditioning and programming we get from our religion and culture. Modern society prospers by fabricating the opposite to these conditions.

    Most forms of media are full of issues and affairs that are in no way relevant to the viewer’s reality. Social media feeds people’s thirst for distraction, appetite for gossip and addiction to drama. The broadcaster’s bias creates and perpetuates prejudice through presenting an endless array of comparatives. This instils and propagates the ‘us versus them’ mentality, which reduces our experience to a competition in the fight to survive.

    We are constantly persuaded to jump to conclusions, and judge people we have never met or likely to meet. Those with inflated egos are overcome by self-importance and self-righteousness. They mindlessly construct stories in their heads, building cases to use against those who fail to conform to their views. Malicious and malevolent behaviour like slander, demonising and character assassination is the most destructive element in a society, causing a great deal of the needless suffering. A common example of this is the ever-increasing amount of bullying and narcissistic behaviour.

    If you want to determine how conscious you really are, imagine if you reviewed a print out of all your thoughts at the end of each day. If you are truly honest with yourself, you would soon realise the true nature and intent of your thoughts, which either drive or inspire your every word and deed.

    When you honour The Conditions of Unconditional Sharing, you can potentially be the conscious being you were made to be. But be warned, taking that path in life will most likely attract the greatest amount of criticism and resistance. Therefore, you must walk tall with your sword drawn, so you can continue to grow and develop the required strength - and then genuinely share the journey towards our ultimate experience.
    Brian Gerard Schaefer

    Source: The Whole spectrom

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    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)
    Quote Posted by Strat (here)
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    UhHuh, what exactly do you mean, Strat? Nobody who has read about the lead up to the Ferguson episode, in depth, would be able to deny systemic racism. So again, what point are you trying to make?
    I felt it was pretty obvious? Point was that I do read and I am active in trying to help others. It's part of my life. You said folks like me don't, so I wish we could bet so I could make some money.

    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)
    And do you honestly think that the white middle class people on this thread have made an effort to learn anything about the black poverty stricken blacks?
    Whatever others do on this forum is their business. Let them be and don't judge. Since your asking: I dunno but it is Avalon so maybe.

    Quote Posted by AutumnW (here)
    That was the point of my post. Every time someone draws attention to the fact that "all lives matter" is dismissive they get jumped on.

    It's become a PA illness of some sort. Don't you freqking dare stick up for blacks or ever infer that BLM is anything other than a covert Commie operation on this forum. No sir.

    The fact that it is many things, particularly blacks honestly protesting police murder? Well, you just shut your mouth about that here. And don't dare criticize anybody about their "point of view" in that regard either.
    Well that's how you see it. I just think the majority of the forum thinks differently than you regarding this matter. I think spoon bending is bs, but I don't go into that thread and tell them they're wrong. It wouldn't get anything accomplished other than me annoying people.
    It's best to try to educate yourself on a topic as important as racism,so your comments come from a place of compassion, if that is possible. If people put forth an opinion on a forum and it is suggested that they read up on some of the abuses that blacks have to put up with and why they become resentful, maybe it's a good idea to do that. Nobody likes to feel judged or criticized. Do you think that it is warranted at times? You just judged me. You obviously feel that was warranted.

    I feel like the issue of police violence is finally being heard here. And that's what BLM was originallyabout. It is more important than spoon bending. I have finally broken through and established some clarity on this subject with Ernie Nemeth.
    Again, I must contest. Racism and police violence are not nearly as important as spoon bending.
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    Again, I must contest. Racism and police violence are not nearly as important as spoon bending.
    I'm not flexible enough for this, us yellow belts know when to bow out.
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