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Category: Politics

Apr 14 2017

Why I am passionate about community activism

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I’ve always believed that the value of family is fundamental.  That’s what love is.  Family.  A fundamental unity or connection.  That is the most important thing to me.  FAMILY IS EVERYTHING!  That’s why love is God.  I am struggling to write this letter explaining my passion and dedication to community activism because it literally means EVERYTHING to me.  It is my core purpose in life– seeking solutions for the challenges we face and implementing change to lessen the pain and challenge involved in growing up and becoming independent.  I’ve felt very ashamed, worthless, and alone throughout most of my life.  It began in my early childhood when my family would argue and I began feeling different.  I remember when I was about 11 or 12 years old telling my mom that I felt like an alien trapped in a humans body.  That was the only way I knew to express my sense of disconnection.  I realize now that it was a result of language and judgement.

Early on, I had trouble feeling like I could truly express myself using words.  A hug was more satisfying and I loved sitting next to my mom for hours and hanging out or talking or watching tv.  I felt most comfortable sleeping in her bed with her on nights while my fther was out of town working.  He is an accounting professor with university and while we lived in Austin, he took a position at the University of Illinois.  He commuted back and forth from Sunday through Thursday.  I missed him during that time because I loved working on projects with my dad.  I loved it when he’d teach me things and we’d play games together.  It was hard when he was away more than half the time.

I like to question things and learn how they work and I don’t mind taking risks– I feel they are critical for a person to actually live.  I am curious by nature and I believe curiosity and creativity go hand in hand.  I want to understand how things work and why.  I am a compassionate person and my empathy is all-consuming.  The work that I do often brings me to tears as I want to be successful and use my experience to prevent anyone else from having to go through what my family and I have.  It’s unnecessary suffering

My greatest desire is to feel united with all else.  Starting with my mom, I’ve felt a deeply profound sense of connection or entanglement with others.  A union which has become separated and yearns to become whole again.  A lot of it has to do with the words we say and judgements we make.  As an adolescent, I really began questioning what is consciousness.  How does it interface with physical reality, or the body, and is it consistent for everyone?  I became intrigued by things like quantum mechanics and relativity, philosophy, cognitive science and anthropology.  The list goes on and I felt like every topic had a set of clues to learn from and give a better understanding of myself and the universe– or God if you choose to call it that.  I love looking at the beauty in nature and the stars…

When I was 13, I started smoking pot and I was intrigued with its ability to change my consciousness.  I had lost interest in Christianity, and sought truth through nature and science,  Not long after that I tried LSD and I liked that it allowed me just to laugh at myself rather than being so critical all the time like I had learned from my teachers and my parents.  Authority figures always seemed so judgemental of the weird eccentric style I felt comfortable expressing myself with.  I love bright colors and weird music and I’ve always felt more connection to others by appreciating our differences.  I see beauty in flaws.  My uniqueness made me feel valuable.  While my family had always wanted me to be and act normal, I  always knew I was different and it seemed wrong to not acknowledge that.  Conflict seemed to grow and grow all based around judgements and beliefs and I always associated my struggle with being myself and the approval of my parents.  Much of it was based on my drug use– My mom and dad didn’t want me to use drugs because they’re illegal.  It seemed so silly and arbitrary to discriminate this one plant because it altered perception.  Teachers alter perception.  Plus, it didn’t make me feel lazy like some people said.  I felt different, but in a good way– more creative, fresh ideas and novelty.

I liked to goof around, and test things out, investigate the source of things and explore, and be creative… so at 13, I was trying to understand “who am I” when I was introduced to marijuana.

Here is a PLANT that is ILLEGAL but WHY?  I’m curious! 🙂 It made me feel different and allowed me to think outside of the beliefs, or limits, my parents had instilled in me.  That had value to me, meanwhile my dad told me money doesn’t grow on trees and I need to get a job.  I needed money to buy pot and so I did what Teddy Roosevelt said to do- “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -TDR
Before long, I was printing fake money and trading it for pot.  It seemed so simple and harmless; $20,000 later and the secret service came knocking.  They confiscated my father’s computer and I never again felt like I belonged to this society.  I withdrew more and more over the next several years; finding myself in increasing trouble and powerless, I sought other ways of life and became interested in studying the diverse cultures of the world.
I dislike conflict and I began feeling like I was in a battle with the world.  My perception of humans became very dualistic and it seemed to me(based on my relationship with my parents) that conflict was the fundamental aspect of every relationship.  I found it easier to isolate and before long, heroin became my source of relief.
By 19, I had found opiates and heroin.  I had lost all respect and concern for myself and was stealing to support my habit.  That increased my level of shame and guilt and this became a vicious cycle.  Before I was 20 years old, I had lost my sense of connection to the people I needed most and had increasing trouble with the law.  I didn’t care about anything because I didn’t care about myself.  I accepted that I would never be ‘normal’ and this allowed me to justify they things I was doing.  I was caught entering people’s homes in the night looking for small things to steal to support my habit.  I was terrified of withdrawal and avoided it at all costs.  I wanted comfort and could find that nowhere else than the pain killing effects of opiates.
I spent those 2.5 years in prison reading and studying algebra and calculus.  I found a job working for the college coordinator and began tutoring students preparing for the GED and teaching a small math class.  I felt appreciated for the first tome and that was amazing.  I knew I had a mission to accomplish by sharing my pain and challenges with the world.  My strongest desire is to help people and I felt like none of my experiences were for waste.  My own pain and struggle seemed the best experiences I could get.  If only change were as easy as I had hoped.
I struggled with heroin for about 10 years before I finally found the strength to quit.  I tried everything, rehab, AA, NA, counseling, anti-depressants– I just could find no relief and my life was a constant battle.  I learned to hate myself and through my process of growth that has occurred since I hit my bottom, I finally was able to begin accepting myself and my past choices.  I learned to forgive myself, and to love myself.  My parents had always said they loved me, yet I felt constant judgement and disappointment from them.  I believe love is unconditional and when I was finally able to forgive myself and accept myself, I knew it was my duty to use all of my pain and experience to help others struggling with those same issues.  I wanted to prevent anyone from having to feel so alone and worthless and empty.  I felt by writing a memoir, I could share my story.  I had been inspired and encouraged by reading memoirs of others who had gotten through addiction.  I had spent my life feeling hopeless so this came as a major relief.
I still had many years of pain and sometimes overwhelming challenges.  Those old feelings can sometimes resurface and drag me down but I have grown so much, I don’t give up when something is important to me.  I accepted that I was here to change how our culture deals with and drug use/abuse and crime.  My parents think I’m crazy and I wish I could feel like we are on the same team, but I sometimes wonder if that is possible.  I used to feel I was on a team by myself.  Finding other people with the same level of dedication to seeking solutions for the challenges we undergo.  I realized challenge as a path to growth and found value in it.  As I learned to love and accept myself, I felt that love and acceptance for everything.  I had truly found my purpose and joined an organization of people much like me who have found the greatest satisfaction in life is helping others and offering my experience so that hopefully no other child has to experience that level of pain and isolation.
I began writing a memoir and journaling.  This helped me make sense of much of my thoughts and experiences and as I began sharing my writings with others, I was surprised how many people identified with those same thoughts and feelings that has so severely crippled me.  My insights seemed to assist others in their process and I had my first sense of achievement.  I’ve met some of the most amazing snd inspiring people through this process and I’ve found so much hope.
I used to lie about so much because I was ashamed or felt hopeless.  I decided those lies were only hurting myself.  I had to find the strength to let go of my guilt and shame so that I can freely express my past without judgement.  I have no greater purpose in life and I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity.

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Jun 06 2015

The United States of Lies and Brainwashing

93gregory19I’ve decided it is harmful to promote activities that utilize federal reserve notes as ‘value’ because it contributes to a system harming the planet and causing people to become fixated on a delusion similar to the game Monopoly. It is only paper. An apple is not “worth” any amount of ‘money’ based on God… only on human beliefs or delusions.
Real money is not printed by the Federal Reserve and people who use that paper fake money are delusional and perpetuating a lie. That paper is not actually worth anything. It is a lie. Did you think God made it or it was somehow here 300 years ago?
200 years ago it didn’t even exist and when you and I were 2 years old, we had no concept of ‘money’ only reality without lies embedded about what is ‘valuable’. The government has you fooled into believing there is value in this ‘dollar’.
Before ‘money’ existed, Santa was not necessary for Jesus in the Bible but why do “Christians’ think it is so great to lie to their kids about fake characters like the Easter bunny or Santa Claus? Are they in the bible or just added as helpful to deceive people and keep them gullible?
Was it necessary to pay bills or rent before ‘money? … or are those are constructs founded on $? Do you think the fines your court system implements are based on Gods teachings? Or a hoax based on someone’s agenda?
I am a Federal Reserve Note. I have ‘value’ based on brainwashing techniques.
Did you think the native Americans had to pay for things with Federal Reserve Notes? Is That a bank charging interest on the resources it is raping from nature? Who gave them nature?
Maybe George Bush or George HW Bush or Prescott Bush or some other burning bushes will help you like it did Moses.
Maybe it is George Bush or Prescott Bush or George HW Bush or another bush outside or Moses’ burning bush or even Obamacare. Maybe Iraq could help us not be terrorists. We could be bushes. Maybe Santa Claus. .. Maybe Saddam Hussein or Libya even… Maybe oil companies or pharmaceuticals…
Maybe federal reserve notes or the United States of Lies… or we could liberate Afghanistan. Maybe the interest rates or the ‘laws’ which some dude wrote based on an agenda.
Maybe a judge whose job it is to wear a robe and read bullshit statutes based on bullshit. And enforce those pieces of paper because of democracy. Maybe the founding fathers could dump out England’s tea. It may be a bush…
Maybe the native americans or the Salem witches or the US constitution or the bullshit history American children read from a book and accepted without question offer clues. Have you checked the printer it was printed on? Was fiat currency involved? Maybe nature could offer some clues. .. there is a bunch of bushes we can ask.

Maybe ask Jesus or your church or even Santa or another ‘authority figure’. Maybe democracy is fake as shit and you were fooled? Ask a president. How about Obamacare? Or the Bushes…
No need to win the election if you’re named George Bush. Your brother is governor of Florida!!! And your father used to be president AND head of the CIA. Hell, Prescott Bush was a fucking Nazi! Need proof? Here is one of MANY sources not owned by a corporation, the elite bankers, oil companies, or pharmaceutical companies. They are working for ‘profit’ and not anyone’s wellbeing. http://www.theguardian.com/world/…/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar

Maybe Hitler would answer your questions… He was a Christian too so you might ask a Jew??? You may also gas a Jew and if you would rather liberate Afghanistan or even Iraq because of WMD, other lies or BS maybe that would help. Ooh, 9/11??? Must have been the 19 scapegoats the media fed you lies about. Maybe some bushes were involved? You think maybe? Maybe Obama? Santa? Or some other fantasy. History could be rewritten and the history books you were taught from may not be accurate. Were you there to confirm or did the book delude you? Maybe a ‘state’ university which didn’t exist except for a bunch of idiots who rebelled against an overzealous monarchy and started their own bullshit government and brainwashed a bunch of people into believing God put it there. It was a fabrication that some men created. It is a lie. Would their outdated opinion be up for review? Did the IRS get authority from nature? Or God? Why should THEY get to tax us and not the other way around? I laugh at fake bullshit statutes which some idiot with an agenda wrote up and an idiot in a black robe with a hammer to pound on his desk has God’s authority to make decisions based on bullshit. Nature and the indigenous people who were here before your ancestors pillaged and claimed ownership of this land think your laws don’t matter. Neither do I. I think the Federal Reserve is counterfeiting something and you have become deluded into believing those paper dollars will be accepted by anyone except brainwashed people who forgot that nature doesn’t charge interest.

Ask your son. Ask the Sun. Ask Jesus, ‘God’s’ son. Or have you nailed up the cross yet? Ask Santa Claus!

Fantasy world? Maybe if I were named Tree or Rock you would elect me? How about Bush? Could you resist? That bullshit sounded pretty real but that whole family is almost invisible what with it being so bushy. Maybe Iraq and the WMD or Afghanistan or any other country you were convinced was evil because of the Bushes lies. Have you been there to see for yourself or did you forget that the TV is not reality? Reality TV??? The Native Americans thought their reality was true. Maybe tv would make it more authentic with the special effects.

Did you know that Obama is related to the Bushes? When did the Bush family become king? Did their birth include more value than yours or mine? Are they able to lie? That family is like a magic family! Maybe Moses would burn the bushes. Ohh, maybe Jesus is related to the Bushes. Skull and Bones is receiving Obamacare!!!! Yale University must be grand! Do you think the skull or bones represent something symbolic? Maybe ask a Freemason!!! Or a Bush or other President!!! Do you know the Rockefeller’s? How about them? Maybe Hollywood and the props and elaborate storylines and special effects produced in movies is more or less real than the bullshit media which a corporation owns. Would some news corporation or government which has a domestic spying campaign and launches wars on everything including nature and ‘terrorists’ based on a Bush’s fantasy world. Fake news media may tell you something other than reality? Would it help you to celebrate thanksgiving and pretend that being gluttonous is like expressing your gratitude for the Earth providing you with things to eat. Did you thank the Native Americans or is being selfish and greedy, focused on the Federal Reserve Notes you were taught had value because of atomic bombs was actually inflationary? Wonder were the ‘money’ generated by inflation and interest rates comes from? Who authorized anyone to acquire it in the first place? Do we all agree to how much gets printed or some assholes who run a bank? Have you checked that out? Maybe the Salem witches will answer or the liberated people of Iraq or Afganistan? Should we launch another war based on something your news made up or do you automatically accept what the TV tell you?

Maybe its the media or some tv show called the News. Maybe your choices have been infiltrated and the CIA stole your reality in order to brainwash you. It could be MK ULTRA. Maybe your son was able to see through those stories and break free from the mental enslavement it has caused. Maybe you should doublecheck with something that is based in truth and not printed on a printing press. Does God have credit or a checking account? maybe God would hire me to do some thing and pay me in Monoloply money or Euros because the US dollar is not based on anything of actual value. Have you been confused because of an elaborate hoax? Or did God say its ok?

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Sep 17 2012

Zombie protest?

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Aug 15 2012

Science Is Sure: Smart People Love Drugs

Science Is Sure: Smart People Love DrugsWith over 40 years of research to support their findings, a team of British scientists was slightly surprised to learn that people with higher IQs are much more prone to drug use. “It’s counterintuitive,” says lead author James White. “It’s not what we thought we would find.” And it’s not for lack of trying either.

The Cardiff University team consulted data from 8,000 people in the 1970 British Cohort Study, a group of human lab rats born in the same week in April 1970 and surveyed approximately once every five years about a broad host of topics. The results found that subjects that tested above average on IQ tests at age 5 were twice as likely to have done hard drugs within the past year, when asked at age 30. The smart kids weren’t just smoking pot, either; the numbers suggest that they prefer cocaine and ecstasy. White doesn’t know exactly what caused the difference but he has a good guess. “The likely mechanism is openness to experience,” he writes, “and, I think, it’s also this idea of having an educated view of risk as well.”

This is hardly the first time scientists have connected high IQ with drug use. Last year, evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa tracked a trend similar to that in the Cardiff study and also found that people with higher IQs were more likely to use drugs. He even took it a step further and offered a hypothesis of why. Kanazawa says that smarter people are attracted to “evolutionary novelties” like chemically processed drugs:

People — scientists and civilians alike — often associate intelligence with positive life outcomes. The fact that more intelligent individuals are more likely to consume alcohol, tobacco, and psychoactive drugs tampers this universally positive view of intelligence and intelligent individuals. Intelligent people don’t always do the right thing, only the evolutionarily novel thing.

Kanazawa’s theory would also support the latest findings. Because they require some basic, cocaine and ecstasy are evolutionarily novel in a way that marijuana is not. The good news for you smart people, however, is that even if you’re more likely to try drugs, you’re also more likely to kick the addiction faster.

PS: If you’re reading this and happen to have a high IQ, don’t freak out and do drugs. It’s really dangerous. Seriously, go watch Trainspotting or one of those scary new Darren Aronofsky commercials, if you’re not convinced.

via Science Is Sure: Smart People Love Drugs – Yahoo! News.

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Aug 15 2012

Stop Killing the Burmese Muslims!

burmeseBurma has a population 75 million with the Muslim population being just 0.7 million. The Burmese Muslims have been under this affliction after 1962 when the Army usurped the power in Burma. It all started on 3rd June 2012 when 11 innocent Muslims were killed by the Burmese Army and the Buddhist mobs after bringing them down from a bus. A vehement protest was carried out in the Muslim majority province of Arakan, but the Protestants fell victims to the tyranny of the mobs and the army.

 
Trying to elude capture and an imminent killing; Burmese Muslims thronged to the Bangladeshi border, but all they met was dismay. The Government of Bangladesh refused to offer them asylum.

 
Over 500 Muslim villages have been incinerated hither-to. Thousands have been exterminated. The persecution of the Burmese Muslims at the hands of the Buddhist mobs is at its full swing. Yet all the human rights organizations have maintained a criminal silence up till now. Has the Muslim world become so callous that they remain undeterred by such genocide?

 
This is not a new thing or an unprecedented massacre. Muslims have been a subject to such hostility even before. If we go through the
 annals of history we come to the very tenable conclusion that Muslims were always on the suffering side. Islam is a religion of peace and harmony. It doesn’t allow its followers to lay-waste any other tenet. This leaves behind a big question mark. Why are the followers of such a peaceful religion being oppressed from time to time?  

The fear stricken faces of the poor Burmese Muslims really cuts one apart. The glimpse of their bruised bodies is a heart rending spectacle. Where is the UN now? Why isn’t the International media highlighting this issue? Why are the competitive authorities of the Muslim world procrastinating?

 
Stop killing the Burmese Muslims. JI did a meritorious job by staging rallies against this brutality. The government of Pakistan should
 raise a voice in favor of the poor Burmese Muslims at the international forum. The whole Muslim world should join hands to get the poor Burmese out of their distress and misery.

In lieu of launching into a tirade against the killings, something should be done on the ground. If we don’t help out our brothers there then we are equally responsible for their bloodshed. We won’t be able to satisfy our conscience, and the abrasive cries of the Burmese Muslims will keep on pinching us throughout our lives.

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May 10 2012

My political vision

So what is so fundamentally flawed about our current system, what needs to be changed, and how do we begin?

Our current monetary system promotes greed. How instead can we encourage altruism? Money = power: how could this be changed? Corporate interests spur lobbyists and often conflict with the interests of the people… but more legislation and regulation demote free-enterprise.
The people’s voice must be heard. First and foremost to a solution is a balance of power. Our forefathers recognized this, yet its fallen by the wayside. Instead the neverending list of federal agencies pummel local initiatives and work to attack or stamp out state legislation which conflict with national policy(medical marijuana).
Social networking has become a staple of our society. We need to find ways to incorporate a similar system, one of constant communication, updates, and decision-making into our democratic process. Federal authority should be limited to bare bones policy consisting of little more than our founding documents- the constitution, bill of rights, federalist papers, declaration, etc.
As it stands, federal authority has overreached itself and should yield and subside all non-essential policies to the states. Within states, counties should control all non state essential policies. With the massive increase in population since our inception, our current practices are long overdue.

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May 10 2012

Insight on war and conflict

The more i think about american politics, the more it sickens me. First of all, the vast majority of young people under the age of 25, and not much better in the 25-45 range, either don’t understand politics and current issues, or don’t care. Of course, part of the reason they don’t care is that’s it’s become overly complicated and bastardized with a voting pool like exists, one vote seemingly evaporates in the herd. On top of that, elections are now like glorified popularity contests. I won’t even mention the funding issue. No matter who is selected into office, their authority is extremely limited anyways. We’d be better off having a panal of leaders similar to the supreme court. One person is too easily influenced and can harbor selfish motives.

I hate war. But fear is profitable, and war is stabilizing. Actually, both are profitable. Extremely profitable. For instance, people will accept during times of war that which they would not accept during times of peace. Civil rights violations, racial profiling, oppression, invasion of privacy, suppression of free speech. Look at the patriot act and the persecution during the cold war and ww2. War makes the stable governing of society possible. It promotes the necessity of accepting political rule.

Also, the cycles of recession, depression, and boom become clear when aligned on the timeline with war. Depressions come during times of less(or inadequate) military spending- after the war of 1812, after the civil war in the 1860’s, after the spanish-american war at the turn of the 20th century, and the great depression following ww1. Only reason no depression after ww2 is the cold war. $ was still being spent. The recession of 2008 coincides with the withdrawal of troops from iraq and afghanistan.

The looming threat of war gives a central government the best opportunity to control. As do ongoing wars like the drug war, war on terror, etc. Fear suppresses radicals. Plus, the more fear we have, the more we spend on security so its in our gov’t as well as many large corporations to keep us in fear, of disease, burglary, drugs, terrorists, fire, war…

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