‘LONG TO REIGN OVER US’ ?

Whatever our opinions about the role and value of a Constitutional Monarchy few UK citizens would argue that Queen Elizabeth ll has not fulfilled her duties to an exceptional degree. As the nation looks forward to the Jubillee celebration of her 70 year reign the reality is that this ushers in a new phase, raising many to question how long the monarchy can survive the continuous and cataclysmic events of recent decades.

The role of the Sovereign is to act as a focus for national identity, unity and pride; to give a sense of stability and continuity; officially recognising success and excellence; and supporting the ideal of voluntary service. In all these roles the monarch is traditionally supported by members of their immediate family who are meant to uphold the qualities of nobility and service and for which they are amply rewarded by wealth, status and privilege. While perfection is not anticipated, the highest standards are expected of those who claim an unelected right to rule by virtue of birth.

The royal family reflects society and we see our lives mirrored in theirs. The pain of unhappy marriage and divorce, the impact upon mental health and the loneliness and desperation of entrapment and estrangement inherent in enforced roles. A dilemma arises when the public is forced to acknowledge the reality that wealth and position do not always imbue the nobler traits.  Childlike we cling to the need for an archetypal family to provide a reassuring pattern of stability, buying into the virtual reality, Disney world of ‘happy ever after’ rather than accept a flawed Institution.

As the Queen comes to the final part of a long life of service there will be little criticism of her or of others who have shown dedication to service, Princess Anne comes to mind. Others may perhaps be judged more critically.          

Prince Charles who lied as he took his marriage vows and continued to lie to the public as he attempted to meet the obligations of the role while fulfilling his personal desires. Diana a loved and remembered princess was humiliated and ultimately usurped by Camilla now Duchess of Cornwall, who will eventually wear both the crown and the title of ‘Queen’, bequeathed to her by no less a person than the current monarch.

Andrew Duke of York, a prince who cavorted with convicted paedophiles before paying £12 m to escape testifying in court on a charge of battery and sexual abuse. Many watched the memorial service for Prince Phillip, stunned to see the Queen escorted into Westminster Abbey on the arm of Prince Andrew. Despite concerns raised by Prince Charles and Prince William, the Queen was adamant that this was “her wish and final decision.’  In this she sent a clear message of support. The councillors of the City of York, however, do not share the view of the Queen and on April 28th  in an unprecedented move, councillors unanimously voted to strip Andrew, Duke of York, of the honour of Freedom of the City of York. There were also calls for him to relinquish his title, saying that if he failed, the queen or the government should remove it.

Sarah Duchess of York, has been embroiled in numerous scandals over the years.  In 2010 she was filmed taking £40,000 away in a briefcase related to a 500,000 ‘cash for access to Prince Andrew’ scam. In 2012 the Turkish Ministry for Justice issued an International arrest warrant for Sarah for having trespassed into a Turkish Government institution (an orphanage) and invading the privacy of children, charges carrying a prison sentence of up to 22 years. The trial was adjourned to negotiate an ‘out of court settlement’.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of  Sussex: –  Harry was the only senior royal not to attend the Memorial service for his grandfather Prince Phillip on 29th March at Westminster Abbey. Despite her health problems the queen joined a congregation of 1,800, many representing the charities Prince Phillip had supported throughout his long life.  Harry remained in his new home in California on the grounds that he does not feel safe without personal protection – withdrawn after he stepped down as a working royal in 2020.  Harry and Meghan did however attend the Invictus Games held on April 16th in the Netherlands, which he founded and of which he can be justly proud. A Netflix camera crew accompanied them throughout their trip as part of the production of a coming documentary, the first part of their $100m (£76.5m) deal. This will be launched by their recently launched television company Archewell Productions. Only media approved by their Archewell company were allowed to photograph their interaction with athletes at the Games. The couple found time for a 30 minute visit to Windsor to see the Queen after staying overnight at Frogmore Cottage, their former home on the Windsor Estate. They received a Special Escort Group (SEG) protection detail when travelling outside, this is a mobile armed protection unit provided to royals and government ministers and now likely be provided to Harry, Meghan and their children on any future visits. The Home Office confirm that Met Police Security can not be approved for private funding so this would be funded by the British tax payer.  During media interviews following the visit, Harry stunned everyone by describing his ‘really special relationship’ with the Queen, saying that she tells him things she feels she cannot tell anyone else…”I’m just making sure that she’s protected and got the right people around her”. Such comments are puzzling and do little to heal the ongoing family estrangement as Harry has not seen his grandmother in person since Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021 and the Queen has yet to meet their daughter Lillibet, now 10 months old. Harry and his father have rarely spoken over the past two years and it is believed Harry and Meghan did not meet with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their 24 hours in the UK. Despite Harry calling for his family’s privacy to be respected he has negotiated a ‘tell all’ publishing deal alleged to be in excess of $20m with a memoir due out in the year of the Queen’s Jubilee.

A series of letters  written by Prince Charles to Jimmy Savile before he was revealed as Britain’s worst child abuser has just been published. Savile responsible for unimaginable crimes against children is also known to have performed sex acts on corpses in hospital morgues. Savile used charity work as a cover for his paedophilia, raising millions to build the new Stoke Mandeville Hospital for spinal injuries which Princess Diane opened in 1983. He was given  24 hour access to all wards, it later emerged that Savile had sexually abused numerous patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, many of them paralysed.

In 1989 Prince Charles requested Jimmy Savile’s help in improving the Royal Family’s image after a comment was made by the Duke of York on a visit to Lockerbie, where 270 people died, stating “Of course it only affects the community in a very small way.’ On December 22, 1989 Charles also asked Jimmy Savile to help the Duchess of York with her public relations saying, ‘I can’t help feeling that it would be extremely useful to her if you could. I feel she could do with some of your straightforward common sense.’

Charles also asked Savile for advice on improving speeches and helping him with public visits to charities. On July 4, 1991he wrote from Highgrove House: ‘Dear Jimmy, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the most useful assistance you have provided for my speech in the Guildhall the other day. ‘I t was really good of you to take the trouble to put together those splendid notes and provide me with considerable food for thought. ‘Whether you think the final result is in any way worthwhile is another matter. With renewed and heartfelt thanks, Charles.’

In 1989 in answer to requests from Prince Charles, Jimmy Savile drew up a five page PR guide on how the royals should respond to significant incidents, this was sent to Prince Charles at his request and adopted in part.

Savile told Charles: ‘There must be an ‘incident room’ with several independent phone lines, teletext etc. The Queen should be informed in advance of any proposed action by Family members’. This crisis unit should be run by ‘a special person with considerable experience in such matters’, adding that he (Savile) could speak with confidence on such matters, saying: ‘I get into St James Palace and Buckingham Palace on a regular basis’.

The prince replied to Savile: ‘I attach a copy of my memo on disasters which incorporates your points and which I showed to my Father. He showed it to H.M [the Queen].’

 

 

In a time of unprecedented global change, Institutions which fail to adapt will die. Monarchy as the oldest system of government has much to commend it but is dependent upon the will of the people to allow a hereditary system to prevail, for monarchs rule only with the consent of the people they serve. The passing of Queen Elizabeth ll  will be the point of transition…Will we welcome King Charles….King William or the birth of a Republic?

PROMISES, PROMISES – Two sides to every story

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has changed the face of Europe forever and altered the power balance in the world. As we watch the horror unfolding, world leaders and NATO are powerless to intervene in the final realisation that the nuclear weapons  they had believed to be a deterrent, have effectively imprisoned them.

Putin’s worldview has evolved during his 21 years of unbroken rule of Russia, hard though it is  to imagine, Vladimir Putin originally wanted Russia to join NATO. George Robinson a former UK Labour Defence Secretary who led NATO between 1999 and 2003, said Putin made it clear at their first meeting that he wanted Russia to be part of western Europe.  In a BBC interview with the late David Frost shortly before he was first inaugurated as Russian President in 2000, Putin stated that he would not rule out joining NATO, “if and when Russia’s views are taken into account as those of an equal partner” saying it was hard for him to visualise NATO as an enemy. “Russia is part of the European culture and I cannot imagine my own country in isolation from Europe and what we often call the civilised world.”

NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY PUTINS ACTIONS IN UKRAINE WHICH HAVE SHOCKED AND DESTABILISED THE WORLD – IS HE PARANOID, DELUSIONAL – ONE MORE MAD DICTATOR?

How is it that the country which fought with the Allies in WW2 and sustained by far the highest  losses of any country, is today inflicting unimaginable devastation in Europe and risking WW3? The number of citizens lost by the Soviet Union in WW2  are estimated at between  25 and 27 million. Of these 6.750 million were military deaths with a further 14 million wounded. In addition 7.420 million civilians died, with unknown numbers  wounded. Of the 15 nations within the Soviet Union, Russia suffered the highest number with Ukraine the second highest.

Perhaps the saddest commentary on the futility of war is that former allies can become enemies. In 1941, Kiev, which was part of the Soviet Union from 1921, was defended by Russian soldiers against Nazi forces in a battle now acknowledged as the largest encirclement of troops in the history of warfare. Hitler’s troops surrounded 700,544 Soviet forces, embarking on a ‘scorched earth policy’ resulting in  a resounding German victory and defeat for the Red Army which was almost annihilated with 616,304  killed, captured or missing during the battle.

In 1945 victorious post war Allies divided the German capital of Berlin into four occupation zones. By 1947, the United States, France and the United Kingdom, administered West Berlin and the Soviets administered East Berlin which became the German Democratic Republic under a Communist regime.

  • 1949: NATO (the post war North Atlantic Treaty Alliance) was formed  between Europe and North America. Its purpose was to protect democratic freedom and deter Soviet aggression. It obliged member states to protect each other in case of war under the maxim: “An attack on one is an attack on all and will be defended by all’.  NATO began with 12 founding members, Belgium, France, Denmark, Iceland, US, Canada, UK, Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy and Norway. Members pooled and shared military forces and built defence capabilities, pushing  back the rise of Communism.
  • The NATO Pact created a new balance of power in Europe and came to be seen by Moscow as a tool of American Imperialism and a threat to its interests. In response the Soviet Union created the Warsaw Pact.  This collective Defence treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance was co signed in Poland by Russia and seven other Soviet satellite states in Central and Eastern Europe:  Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and Romania (Albania withdrew in 1968).
  • NATO and the Warsaw Pact were ideologically opposed and, over time, built up their own defences starting an arms race and the Cold War. NATO expanded in 1952 when Greece and Turkey joined, West Germany joined in 1955.

1961: The Berlin Wall.  In a period of only two weeks, the Soviet administered German Democratic Republic built a wall to separate East Berlin from the West to stop an exodus of Berliners. Out of a population of 17 million some 2.6 million had escaped the Communist part of a divided Germany between 1949 and 1961.

1962:  The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war when President Kennedy issued his ultimatum to the Soviet Union to remove nuclear missiles they had placed  in Cuba. National Archive papers released after thirty years under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the missiles were in fact placed in response  to America having previously installed intermediate-range “Jupiter” nuclear missiles in Italy and Turkey in 1961.  Locations were adjacent to the Soviet Union and could reach all of the western U.S.S.R including Moscow and Leningrad.  In addition the US had nuclear-armed  “Thor” missiles aimed at the Soviet Union from bases in Britain. The US Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, had previously warned in a closed session of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the American missiles were a “provocation”  to the Soviet Union who were already faced with a vastly more powerful U.S. nuclear arsenal. Soviet leader Khrushchev declared to a confidant that “the Americans have surrounded us with bases on all sides”.   

US Archive papers show that when crisis negotiations reached stalemate Kennedy had agreed to remove US missiles from Turkey in exchange for the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba, on agreement that this would not be publicly disclosed. The American people and the world was led to believe that Khrushchev had  backed down when faced with the American ultimatum when in fact there was willingness to compromise on both sides.

By 1987 the new Soviet leader, reformer Mikhail Gorbachev was facing several challenges, a struggling economy and a war in Afghanistan. He announced that his nation was ready to sign ‘without delay’ a treaty designed to eliminate US and Soviet medium range missiles from Europe. This led to Reagan and Gorbachev signing the INF Treaty in December 1987 and the beginning of the end of the Cold War. . 

By 1990, after 45 years, a divided Germany was in the process of reunification, a decision was needed as to whether East Germany, formerly governed by the Soviet Union, should now align itself with western nations or join the  Warsaw Pact. The Soviet Union was at a disadvantage having begun to lose its control over the Eastern bloc. US Secretary of State, James Baker, made an offer – If Germany became a member of NATO, there would be no NATO expansion  ‘Not one inch eastwards’ is the often quoted comment. Moscow accepted the negotiations on this basis. Today America denies this promise was ever made but declassified documents show security assurances against NATO expansion were given to Soviet leaders from Baker, Bush, Genscher, Kohl, Gates, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Hurd, Major, and Woerner.  The West German chancellor  assured Gorbachev on February 10, 1990: “We believe that NATO should not expand the sphere of its activity.” (See Document 9)  The documents reinforce former CIA Director Robert Gates’s criticism of “pressing ahead with expansion of NATO eastward [in the 1990s], when Gorbachev and others were led to believe that wouldn’t happen.” Declassified documents confirm that such assurances were repeatedly given verbally however these were not incorporated into the negotiated treaty, allowing the West to deny they were ever made.

1990: Events unfolded quickly, Germany joined NATO following reunification, this was quickly followed by the  sudden fall of the Soviet Union and a wave of Revolutions spread through the Eastern bloc. The Warsaw Pact was dissolved in July 1991 and following a failed coup by the Communist hard liners, Gorbachev formally  announced the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 25th and resigned as its final leader.

1999  NATO expanded admitting Poland, Hungary and the  Czech Republic as members.

2004   Seven more central Eastern nations gained NATO membership, some of them former Soviet republics, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. The  peaceful Orange Revolution street protests in Ukraine in 2004 were sparked by alleged election corruption, leading to the eventual overthrow of the pro Russian government.  Putin became increasingly suspicious of the West which he blamed for funding pro-democracy movements.

In 2009   Albania and Croatia joined NATO followed by Montenegro in 2017, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic in 2019 and North Macedonia in 2020.

2021   Bosnia Herzegovina, Georgia and Ukraine expressed a wish to join NATO. Sweden, Serbia and Finland are currently in preliminary membership talks.

Warnings by Western strategists had continued for decades pointing out that NATO’s decision in 1994 to take in new members would be viewed by Russia as a provocation that could lead to war. Their warnings were ignored.

  • 1997   Forty seven prominent foreign policy experts signed an open letter to President Bill Clinton outlining their opposition to NATO expansion as ‘a policy error of historic proportions”
  • 1998 George F Kennanthe father of America’s containment policy during the cold war referred to NATO expansion saying ‘I think it is a tragic mistake. There was no reason for this whatsoever. No one was threatening anybody else”
  • Strobe Talbott – Deputy Secretary of State  1994 – 2001 described the Russian perception – ‘Many Russians see NATO as a vestige of the Cold War. They point out that they have disbanded the Warsaw Pact and ask why the West should not do the same”
  • 2008  William J Burns, the US Ambassador to Moscow, wrote a letter to the US State Dept and warned ‘Ukrainian entry into NATO is the brightest of all red lines for the Russian elite… I have yet to find anyone who views Ukraine in NATO as anything other than a direct challenge to Russian interests”
  • 2014  Robert M Gates, Defence Secretary in the Bush and Obama administrations: Wrote in his memoir: ‘Trying to bring Georgia and Ukraine into NATO was truly over reaching. This move was a case of recklessly ignoring what the Russians considered their own vital national interests”.

The sudden disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 left Russians traumatised, having lost one third of their territory, half of their population and most of their military might. Weakened in the face of western unity, they felt an unjust settlement had been imposed on them, taking advantage of a period of vulnerability. The Russian people remain opposed to NATO expansionism; the American Defence strategy of placing missiles in Poland and Rumania and the arming of Ukraine by the West have been strongly resisted. Many continue to question whether the eastward advancement of NATO has increased the security of small European states or made them more vulnerable. Inviting a state right on Russia’s border into a perceived anti Russian alliance might justifiably be considered provocative, the reason Ukraine will not be admitted to NATO membership now or perhaps ever. Whether we view the situation as Putin’s imperialism or NATO expansionism the outcome sadly is the same.

Word War 2 Losses :    A- I   &   I -Y

MESSAGE FOR HUMANITY – To those entrusted with Leadership past and present

Spontaneous channelled communication received as guided writing from a higher stream of consciousness in 1991. This constant contact guided spiritual communities over the next three decades. I felt the words should be published but was told ‘not at this time’ until in December 2021 I was instructed to make the guidance public under Message for Humanity as ‘this is the time’… Now we see why.

THE BOOK OF LIFE

Imagine for a moment, every thought and word and deed

That you have been a party to this day

Had somehow been recorded for eternity

Then multiply the days to make the week

The weeks to make the month

The month to make the year

 

Now looking back in memory, recall the years gone by

Some you remember with the fonder smile

Some you would rather hide away from sight

And if this record now were placed on view for all to see

Would you be happy to acknowledge it

Or how much editing would you prefer?

 

There is a cosmic record of the soul

The Book of Life, of which we long were taught

Do not assign such knowledge to the fairy tale

For all in time will view the Cosmic Record lit by Light

And then the true account will be revealed

Of action and intention wrong or right

 

In viewing selfishness or nobler deeds.

In that one moment it is seen

That rarely was the picture black or white

As shades of grey emerge to give the light and shade

And so perception changes as the film unrolls

And judgement of another is withheld

 

Compassion or a sterner judgement is reserved

For our own weaknesses and pride… and so we see

Demands placed on another bring regret

Until we seek again the chance to pay the debt

And in reflection here we find

I am my brother’s keeper… he is mine.

See: #Messages for Humanity

       #Keeper of Dreams

KEEPER OF DREAMS

Spontaneous channelled communication was received as guided writing from a higher stream of consciousness   in 1991. This constant contact guided spiritual communities over the next three decades.

I felt the words should be published but was told ‘not at this time’ until in December 2021 I was instructed to make the guidance public under Message for Humanity as ‘this is the time’… Now we see why.

KEEPER OF DREAMS

Keeper of dreams, follow your heart…back to the realms, truth now impart

Stand with the friends who guide and surround you, stilling the thoughts of all that confounds you

Shining together, step into the bright,  hold hands with others, becoming the Light

Remember the dream which all came to share, bringing the memory now shrouded in care

And when you falter in darkest of night, look to the altar of heavens guiding light

Feel it within you… closing your eyes, seeing the beauty, follow its light

The starlight above, the star shine below, keeping the promise for all who then know

Anchored forever in loves golden beam, empower the vision, step into the dream.

See: #Messages for Humanity

 

WHEN IS A PRINCE NOT A PRINCE?

The decision to strip Prince Andrew of his  honorary military titles and HRH status while welcomed by most has left the public baffled as to why he retains his titles of Prince Andrew and Duke of York.  Similarly  Prince Harry also lost his military titles and use of HRH when he stepped back from royal duties in 2020 but remains a prince and a duke.

The reason is British royal protocol and ancient statutes which dictate that the removal of a hereditary title requires an Act of Parliament and no request has been made. As the son and grandson of the reigning monarch, Andrew and Harry are princes by birth, the dukedoms were bestowed on each of them by the Queen on their wedding day. This made the former Sarah Ferguson and Meghan Markle duchesses, even though Andrew and Sarah divorced in May 1996 Sarah retained her title of duchess.

Andrew has lived at  Royal Lodge, a sprawling mansion located in Windsor Great Park an estate owned by the Queen who lives close by. Andrew acquired the property, once the home of the Queen Mother, after her death in 2003. While he cannot sell the property, Andrew was granted a 75 year lease agreement by the Crown Estate which allows him to live there at a rent equating to £250 per month. The lease also includes the Chapel Lodge, a gardeners cottage, six lodge cottages and 40 hectares of land. The estimated value of the property at 2022 is £30 million. Despite their divorce, Sarah moved into Royal Lodge   in 2006 and continues to reside there. Ironically royal experts note that should Prince Andrew lose his royal dukedom but retain his title of prince, his divorced wife Sarah could become a princess, known as ‘Sarah, Princess Andrew’.

Interestingly, Diana, princess of Wales, did lose her HRH status following her television broadcast with Martin Bashir in 1995, in which she made public the long standing affair between Charles and Camilla. Although they had been separated for three years, Diana had stated that she did not want a divorce but following the interview, received a letter from the Queen delivered in person by a royal messenger, which stated:  “I have consulted with the Archbishop of Canterbury and with the prime minister and of course with Charles, and we have decided that the best course for you is divorce.”  Eight years later, the divorce was finalised. Diana was reportedly awarded a £17million lump sum (a paltry amount in comparison to high profile entertainers of the same period) and £350,000 a year to run her private office and was allowed to keep her apartments at Kensington Palace with shared custody of their sons.

As the mother of the future king, the Queen was said to be happy for Diana to keep the title, however, Charles was reportedly adamant that she lose it. Over the years, many reasons have been put forward for his insistence, one possibility being complications which might arise as to precedence should he marry Camilla, which he later did. In the anachronism which is monarchy, losing the HRH meant that Diana would  have to curtsy to her husband, her two sons and a whole host of minor royals… had she lived this would have included Camilla on her marraige to Charles.

Today, the saga continues. Prince Harry who also lost his military titles after he stepped back from royal duties in 2020, is still the Duke of Sussex with the former Meghan Markle still the Duchess. Harry lost his taxpayer funded police protection when he and Meghan withdrew from royal duties but is now  taking legal action against the government following Home Office refusal to let him pay for Metropolitan Police security for him and his family on visits to the UK. A legal representative said the duke was “unable to return to his home” because it was too dangerous to visit after his car was chased by photographers during his visit to commemorate the unveiling of Diana’s memorial statue in July 2021.  The couple, who now live in the US, privately fund their security there. Harry claims his private security team does not have adequate jurisdiction abroad or access to UK intelligence information necessary to protect him and his family. We might hope not.

 It would seem that both princes are struggling to accept that privileges granted to members of the royal family can be withdrawn. The effect however is to  plunge the monarchy into disarray and confusion as to how best to disengage from outdated hereditary trappings. 

 

 

 

BLAIR PETITION DENIED

Following the New York court decision that Prince Andrew must answer to charges related to sexual abuse of a minor, the news that Andrew has been stripped of his honorary military titles and will no longer be referred to as ‘His Royal Highness’ was greeted with wide approval. He remains a ‘Knight Companion of the most noble Order of the Garter’ the highest Order of chivalry in the UK and retains numerous other titles.

THE NEWS THAT TONY BLAIR IS TO JOIN PRINCE ANDREW AS KNIGHT COMPANION OF THE ORDER  WAS MET WITH A PETITION SIGNED BY ONE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE REQUESTING THE KNIGHTHOOD BE RESCINDED. THE PETITION HAS BEEN DISMISSED BY PARLIAMENT WHICH IT SEEMS HAS NO AUTHORITY OVER HONOURS BEQUEATHED..

What conveniently short memories there are for some, millions despise Tony Blair for his lies and duplicity over Iraq.The distinguished investigative journalist John Pilger, recipient of multiple awards  and numerous honorary doctorates commented: “The contempt in which Britain’s elite holds the public has never been more eloquently expressed than in the decision to award Tony Blair the highest order of knighthood. One million Iraqis dead, three million dispossessed, a trail of blood to 7/7.  Rise Sir Tony!”

The first priority of monarchy is to serve the people rather than to elevate its members to preserve its own position. The Order of the Garter is awarded for life unless a knight or lady companion offends against certain “points of reproach”.  We might be forgiven for asking exactly what constitutes ‘points of reproach’ for those who ‘reign over us’. As Prince Andrew refuses to answer to accusations of sexual abuse and his involvement with not one but two convicted  sex traffickers, some may also question  the new appointment of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall as a Royal Lady of the Garter for ‘services rendered to the Crown’. Camilla almost did a better job than Wallis Simpson in once destabilising the monarchy. A potential constitutional crisis is anticipated by many when the true feelings of the public are tested regarding the future accession of Prince Charles to the throne.

While it is easy to believe that ceremonial spectacle is no more than a  gesture it is in fact an impressive reminder of the centuries old hierarchical power structure still intact in the UK in 2022. Each year Royal Knights and Ladies of the Order of the Garter gather at St George’s Chapel in Windsor dressed in blue velvet mantles, red velvet hoods, black velvet hats with white ostrich plumes, for a colourful procession and ceremony. The Garter is worn on ceremonial occasions around the left calf by knights and around the left arm by ladies.   Founded in 1348 by Edward III, the garter is awarded by the sovereign for outstanding public service and achievement. It is said to have been inspired by events at a ball in northern France, attended by the king and Joan, Countess of Salisbury who it is believed dropped her garter, causing laughter and some embarrassment. The king, however, picked it up and wore it on his own leg, uttering the phrase “Honi soit qui mal y pense” – “Shame on him who thinks this evil” – now the order’s motto.

In 2003 the voices of millions who marched to protest about the pending invasion of Iraq were ignored as once again it is ignored in the petition request. Times however are changing. For the monarchy to survive it must reflect the attitudes and behaviour of the majority of the people.

 

MESSAGE FOR HUMANITY – Your Home Beyond the Stars

Spontaneous channelled communication was received as guided writing from a higher stream of consciousness in 1991. This constant contact guiding spiritual communities over the next three decades. I felt the words should be published but was told ‘not at this time’ until in December 2021 I was instructed to make the guidance public under Message for Humanity as ‘this is the time’. Now we see why.

YOUR HOME BEYOND THE STARS

This is your home, your rightful home, your home beyond the stars…Why do you worry, fret and fuss at daily tiresome trials? Did you forget that you are mine and I am yours, at home beyond the stars. You are away a little time from your celestial home yet never really further than the closing of your earthly eyes. Close them now that you might see again perpetual realms.  The brightness and the splendour and the love in which you are held.

In love the task was undertaken, in love it will be fulfilled, do not despair and worry child, you do not struggle on alone….know that I am here. With eyes now opened you can see the helpers on life’s path, angelic presence all around and friends from ages past. To keep communion with the soul is all that now is asked, all other is illusion and makes a harder task.

Find time to sit in solitude, to gaze upon the stars, to call to starry families who now prepare your path. The way is lit with starlight, the soft illumined glow of those who also serve the cause of souls who are below. Some serve in darkness, some in light, ever counting candles lit in Gaia’s darkest night. As souls awaken from despair we see the tiny light become a flicker then a flame and then a candle bright. And from above we see the lights become a golden chain, a garland for the mother in her suffering and pain. To those below we say, Look up and rise above the dark, look down with us in hope and trust, see heavens dawning light.

To those who are the beacons from which the lamps are lit, we send our loving greetings and ask that you recall, the wealth of love and blessings which now surround you all. Look not upon the darkness for it will overcome, look now instead towards your home to see that we are one… As you daily travel onward to your home beyond the stars.

AN ACCEPTANCE OF CHANNELLED COMMUNICATION REQUIRES ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NOT ONLY OF A DIMENSION BEYOND THE PHYSICAL BUT THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS CAN BE BRIDGED.

It is the means by which we receive data which is comprehensible yet otherwise inaccessible. It takes many forms, audible, verbal and written as well as creative expression transcribed as music or art work. Such communication can only occur when the mind or thought process is disengaged i.e. an altered state of consciousness. The receiver may be awake and aware but is functioning on a different frequency in which their faculties are attuned to a different wavelength. The accuracy of transmission is dependent upon the ability to sustain this level of detachment. If the thought process intervenes the frequency drops and content changes, influenced by the mind. The receiver has no awareness of what is being written and may have no memory of what has occurred. Channelling may be spontaneous or induced as in hypnosis  (Edgar Cayce) or the result of deep spiritual practice. It is a spiritual endeavour not a game and should never be undertaken without spiritual supervision.

This is very different from inspirational writing in which there may be a connection to higher states of awareness but the receiver remains awake and aware of what is written, retaining critical faculties to edit or to stop or start. In written channelled communication i.e. guided writing, the words are received unconsciously and automatically and at greater speed than normal, sometimes  without punctuation or spaces between the words, as a scroll, at other times in verse. The writing may be received with eyes closed and in a specific pattern e.g. curved lines which do not cross over each other. Writing may include language the person does not speak, historical facts of which they are unaware or prophetic or healing messages. At times there may be an awareness of a benign familiar presence of one who is guiding from etheric realms.

A PERSONAL STORY

I had always intuitively felt that I would one day receive guided writing, nothing happened. In 1991 a series of profound events occurred leaving me very uncertain. One night as I made my way to bed, I heard an inner voice saying ‘Pick up the pen’. I paused before continuing up the stairs, then heard the voice again saying insistently ‘Pick up the pen’. This made no sense, I was tired but curious and decided to comply. I sat with a blank sheet of paper before me, pen in hand and waited for something to happen. I felt impressed to write the word ‘Greetings’ – this seemed too theatrical for my own comfort and I resisted… when the word came again I wrote it down. Another phrase came immediately. Sure that it would be meaningless I wrote it down thinking I would then go to bed ,however, I began to write quickly and the words became a continuous flow. As I wrote them down they seemed to be erased from my mind, if I started to think, they stopped. I seemed to have been writing for only a few moments when I put my pen down and glanced at the clock, some twenty minutes had elapsed. I had no idea what I had written and was surprised to read the words…Home Beyond the Stars. I had never written poetry or prose before, clearly this was not a product of my own logical thinking process. I had felt the presence of a friend, as if someone was standing looking over my shoulder yet also holding the pen. I felt reassured.

In the following days the communication continued in verse form and then progressed to direct Life Plan guidance outlining my future role in establishing spiritual communities, all of which occurred over a thirty year period. This was the beginning of contact which continues to the present day.

See:  #Messages for Humanity

          #Keeper of Dreams

Spiritual Alchemy website: http://www.spiritualalchemy.co.uk/Welcome.html

Born Remembering  by  Carol Lamb

 

PANDEMIC POINTS TO PONDER

Of a global population of 7.8 billion the pandemic has resulted in an estimated 5 million deaths worldwide with a fatality rate of 3.4%.  To gain  perspective, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year, cancer is the second with almost 10 million and 5 million people die of stroke annually.  The numerous complex factors in deciding how best to manage the pandemic has led to uncertainty, fear and anxiety with anger directed at governments. After two years, statistics are showing some surprising results. We are repeatedly told that governments are guided by the science and their medical advisors, as they ponder the options let us hope they will give equal value to the statistics which raise many questions.

CONFIRMED GLOBAL CASES

 

VACCINATION MAP HIGHLIGHTS THE DISPARITY BETWEEN WEALTHY AND UNDER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.

December 2021

  • SYRIA  with 1.8 million refugees living in tented camps has a total population of 17.5 million with 49,806 covid cases and 2,850 deaths. Only 4.4% of the population are vaccinated. (There were 55 new cases reported  20th December 2021 compared with 91,734 in the UK.)
  • AFGHANISTAN  population 40,20,656 million. Total confirmed covid cases of 158,000  with 7,335 deaths. Only 9.2% are fully vaccinated.
  • YEMEN population 29.83 million. Total confirmed covid cases of 10,102  with 1,977 reported deaths. Only 1.2% of the population are vaccinated.

AFRICA a continent of 54 countries and 1.3 billion people has seen 9,205,000 confirmed covid cases with 226,000 deaths. According to the World Health Organization only 7.5% of the continent’s population, are fully vaccinated. In the early days of the pandemic it was suggested that the impact on African countries could be “catastrophic” because of the “inadequate healthcare systems and personnel”. Others said that even if restrictions were imposed, the number of people infected in many African countries could be between two-fifths to a quarter of the population in the first 12 months. In fact this did not occur. Africa has had fewer deaths than the UK, which has a population about a 20th of the size. 

November 22, 2021, by country.  Nigeria has the highest population with over 213 million people and only 2,974 deaths, 97.15% remain unvaccinated.  South Africa with a population of  59.31 million is the most affected African country with 3.32 million confirmed covid cases and  90,453 deaths at December 2021. The WHO state 26.3% of the population of South Africa are vaccinated. 

KEY POINTS ON LOCKDOWN: Quotes:

The International Journal of the Economics of Business :

‘An examination of over 100 Covid-19 studies reveals that many relied on false assumptions driven by theoretical models that  over-estimated the benefits and under-estimated the costs of lockdown. The most recent research has shown that lockdowns have at best had a marginal effect on the number of Covid-19 cases.’

‘The pandemic has dominated not only the daily lives of ordinary people, but also the economic reality within which most businesses have been forced to operate. Lockdowns and the reactions to them, have had consequences for consumer demands, supply chains, profitability, and the redistribution of wealth. The average citizen and business person has had to trust that such a blunt and destructive policy tool was justified in the face of a novel viral pandemic.’

  • Comparing weekly mortality in 24 European countries, the findings in this paper suggest that more severe lockdown policies have not been associated with lower mortality rates.
  • Over 20 studies find that mandated lockdowns have only marginal effects and that lockdown jurisdictions were not able to prevent non-compliance. Voluntary changes in behaviour explain large parts of the changes in cases, transmissions, and deaths.
  • It is possible that lockdown will go down as one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in modern history

THE IMF ESTIMATES GLOBAL COVID COSTS AT $28 TRILLION IN LOST OUTPUT ALONE.

COMPLIANCE – A DEADLY SIN?

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE PEOPLE COMPLIANT?

There are many factors, one being Timing but perhaps the key one is Complacency. Compliance is defined as the act of obeying a request, an order or a command, implying a delicate balancing act between two players. Whether in personal relationship or the ways in which the state maintains order on behalf of its citizens, both parties are engaged in the interplay of power and powerlessness achieved through agreement, coercion or enforcement.

Where there is mutual agreement as in obeying a request, a balance is struck which benefits both parties; where there is discontent, negotiation and resistance is the appropriate response. If agreement can not be reached and the request becomes an order, powerlessness and antipathy results for the party which complies; equilibrium is disturbed and conflict inevitably follows.  A command is issued by the dominant player to ensure the status quo is maintained, this is the very definition of abuse of power.

#LondonProtest against Covid restrictions and vaccine mandates.

Coercive compliance is enforcement by threat or intimidation. The imposition of power whether in personal relationship or by the state is facilitated by a )restrictive environment to exert controlCoercive compliance is utilised effectively by states to achieve a desired outcome, using a mix of promises and rewards, propaganda and intimidation with incarceration ultimately ensuring demands are met. This creates confusion, division and cognitive dissonance, as collective resilience is undermined, replaced by uncertainty and compliance.

New York City municipal workers protest outside the Gracie Mansion Conservancy against the coming COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city workers, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in New York.(AP Photo/Jeenah Moon

While determining an appropriate response to the very real threat of a pandemic, we must remain vigilant to the fact that coercive persuasion is an effective political grooming technique, more powerful and easier to impose under a restrictive environment. The isolation imposed by government restrictions in response to the Covid -19 pandemic increased participation in social media,  algorithms, bots and bias coding enhanced selective messaging. While many would  welcome regulation, increasing censorship of dissenting voices  is creating alarm and sounding the warning bell of history not to repeat the past.

Authoritarian societies arise in response to apathy and a creeping compliance and unwillingness to hold governments to account. Fear is the key, division is the strategy. Warning voices are silenced with censorship imposed under the guise of protection, as mainstream media parrots the perceived threat. Personal freedom is eroded as Lock Downs are enforced with quarantine camps already constructed.

 

HUMANITY HAS A HISTORY OF LOCKING UP DISSENTERS OR THOSE WHO BREACH THE SOCIAL STANDARDS OF THE DAY,  A MANUFACTURED CONSENT MADE POSSIBLE  BY CITIZENS WHO CHOOSE TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY.

The euphemistically named Vocational Education and Training Centers in China where thousands of  Uyghurs are detained…. The Indian Residential school system, the horrors of which are only now being revealed, where thousands of indigenous children of Canada and America were forcibly removed from parents and  incarcerated for years.

The ‘Mother and Baby Homes’ run by Catholic clergy in Ireland, where pregnant unwed mothers were incarcerated throughout their pregnancy and beyond and forced to work in Magdalen laundries.  Government funded homes ran illegal adoption services placing children in America  with mothers coerced into consent or unaware of the adoption.

WE SHOULD HAVE A CARE BEFORE DISMISSING THE DISPARATE VOICES NOW BEING RAISED IN WARNING OF THE OMINOUS APPROACHING SIGNS.

As leaders struggle to balance health concerns with sustaining a global economy it is not vaccines but vaccine mandates and imposed detention which are causing the greatest division. 

Justification for detention has always been that this is ‘for the greater good’. ‘Das höhere Woh’ was the Nazi slogan as German Jews were slowly divested of their rights before being shipped off to labour camps, while the German citizenry absorbed highly effective Nazi propaganda, choosing to look the other way as millions followed. In the chilling words of Herman Goering, a primary architect of the Third Reich Nazi Police State, who established the Gestapo secret political police and concentration Camps for the “corrective treatment” of dissenters….

 “The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders – that’s easy. All you have to do is tell them that they’re being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country”.

Martin Niemöller, prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany, who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler  spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps and wrote: “First they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Socialists and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MESSAGE FOR HUMANITY – To those who have forgotten

Guided writing received  as direct communication June1991, the first of many over several years. Never published as the instruction was “Not for this time”  December 6th 2021 at 6pm: Instructed to release on the internet  “For this time”.

TO THOSE WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN TO REMEMBER WHO THEY ARE

If you were sent in exile to live upon a star, darkened by indulgence, ignorance and fear, what would reassure you as you left the brighter sphere? The sure and certain knowledge that you would not be alone, that loving friends would greet you when you met again once more. But what if in their journeying the memory had gone of the purpose for the journey and the time when friends were one.

In order to safeguard reunion at right time a blueprint was provided, ensuring cosmic plan would be fulfilled and not the will of man. And since the journey was an endless one, through difficult terrain, it could not be entrusted to parchment or to brain, so by the grace of heaven is encoded in the cells, molecular construction in which the spirit dwells.

It’s in the heart and soul that recognition dawns ,of cosmic aspiration and memory of selves and so the law allows pre-coded memory to be reactivated to set the captives free. A name, a time, a face, a place, the memory will dawn as they slowly waken from their sleep, to stretch and then to yawn and opening eyes and hearts to a new life are reborn. The old day dies, the new begins, to make a brighter morn.

To those who sit in wakefulness unable now to sleep but not yet able to recall the memory so deep, have patience and examine the evidence to hand; the answers to the questions before the questions planned. Or search and seek for answers from another source, philosophy, to dull the nagging hunger and the pain, the lives of desperation, the silence of conspiracy, aridity and waste.

To sit in contemplation in the safety net of Time is a necessary process and must not be denied. But to each season there’s a purpose under heaven and when the hourglass is turned according to the law, the lesson will be learned. And then with plan well read and memorised, the preparation can begin to make the new ones wise.

As battle lines are drawn and challenges are met, the pain of separation is inevitable, yet in turning to each other before the battle starts, you can create the solid fortress of a loving heart. If to do the will of heaven is all that you desire, to bring the Light of Freedom and the Holy Spirits fire…the love of friends is needed so you do not stand alone – the guardians and protectors to you will be made known. It’s now you must relinquish all the past security, remembering the fiat of the Lord to ‘Rest on Me’.

See: #Messages for Humanity

       #Keeper of Dreams

Spiritual Alchemy website: http://www.spiritualalchemy.co.uk/Welcome.html

 

MASS HYPNOSIS AND FAKE NEWS- By Who?

“YOU HAVE SEVERED YOUR CONNECTION TO SPIRIT

UNLESS YOU RECONNECT YOU WILL BRING THE WORLD DOWN IN FLAMES”

                                                                                                 Amazon Shaman

Humanity is suffering the effects of global amnesia, a forgetfulness, for we have forgotten to remember who we are. We are a speck in the Cosmos with the ultimate  potential of achieving the highest reality, the elevation of consciousness, yet we appear to be unable or unwilling to accept the responsibility to choose.  Instead, we hand over control to corporate entities, the military industrial complex, or the ‘nanny state’.  The scientific era dismissed spiritual beliefs and religous practices as outmoded superstition, elevating intellect above spiritual connection, measured by the achievements of science and technology. As a result we have increasingly become fragmented and disconnected from our true identity and from each other.

Western medical schools continue to teach their students that the brain is the seat of consciousness with function governed by chemical interaction. This dismisses thousands of years of accumulated wisdom regarding the true nature of consciousness which is known to be present within every cell of the body. 

Todays technology can map the electromagnetic fields of the organs of the body which collectively generate the field commonly referred to as ‘the aura’. The brain and the heart communicate energetically, the heart being the primary source of electromagnetic energy in the body:  “the electrical field of the heart is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain, the magnetic field is more than 100 times greater in strength than the field generated by the brain and can be detected up to 3 feet away from the body in all directions using SQUID based magnetometers.” HeartMath Institute.

AS WE ENGAGE IN SUSTAINED MINDFULNESS OR MEDITATION, BODY CONSCIOUSNESS ALIGNS WITH THE HIGHER SPIRITUAL AWARENESS BEYOND THE BODY, RESTORING US TO OUR ORIGIN AND TRUE IDENTITY.

Dynamic communication between mind, body and higher consciousness occurs at a bio molecular level understood from ancient times. The extracellular matrix (ECM)  at the surface of the skin provides an energetic interface between the physical body and the electromagnetic field which surrounds the body. This is the reason the hairs on the arm or the back of the neck, stand on end when we encounter paranormal or intuitive experiences.

Delusion and Confusion

Authoritarian power systems impose ideologies of conflicting beliefs, creating fear and anxiety, inducing a kind of compliant hypnosis brought about through endless repetition of conflicting messages which sow division, undermining mental health and resilience.  We seek other like minded individuals and groups through the internet for reassurance and to bolster our beliefs, too often finding an ethernet which reflects back to us a collective consciousness of division and discord, a true mirror of global consciousness.

In a rapidly changing world where restraint is no longer considered a virtue and the new morality elevates rights over responsibilities, we should not be surprised when unfiltered views are expressed through the lens of confusion, anger and fear. In this pseudo world, the shield of anonymity allowed by social media encourages gossip, bullying and hostility. We use the term ‘Friends’ to describe people we have never met and ‘Followers’ to create the illusion of popularity. 

Unable or unwilling to separate fact from fiction within the fragmented picture repeatedly presented to us, we become overwhelmed by contradiction. The result is cognitive dissonance, the discomfort which arises from attempting to choose between conflicting information, attitudes and values.  In the 21st century, life has become untenable for many. Confusion leads to loss of personal identity, we feel helpless and powerless, resilience collapses, manifesting in the increased mental illness seen today.

WHO IN  RESEARCH  IN 2016 INDICATED THAT SOME 800,000 LIVES WERE LOST GLOBALLY THROUGH SUICIDE EVERY 40 SECONDS.

Social media has become the platform providing a voice to the masses but also to power elites, it was therefore inevitable that censorship would become the tool to maintain authoritarian control for power is never surrendered voluntarily.

Rejecting new information that conflicts with existing beliefs in an attempt to relieve feelings of unease, creates mental tension. We attempt to dismiss relevant information if acceptance requires us to change our opinions and behaviour. Unable to see the irony, we  protest against poverty and climate change even as we enjoy the fruits of slavery… cell phones, tablets and cheap clothing as the hypocrisy is mirrored back to us unrecognised.

Nowhere is this seen more clearly than in the current Covid-19 pandemic with 24 hour media reports delivering conflicting medical advice while  government directives instil fear of an existential threat. Unable to make sense of accelerating events we reluctantly accept impositions until public fatigue sets in and we rebel or withdraw our cooperation; at which point new directives are issued. The increasing global unrest is met by mandates and threats of lockdown, further feeding anger and confusion. We feel helpless and powerless and the victim cycle begins again until we acknowledge our true origin and accept personal responsibility.

Two thousand five hundred years ago Gautama Buddha taught: “With your thoughts you create the world”  Five hundred years later Jesus Christ warned “A house divided against itself can not stand” ….exactly what is occurring today.

WE HAVE ALL WE NEED –  IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP

HeartMath Institute

Divine Light and Duality

 

 

 

 

 

FETAL CELL LINES – Actions and Intentions

WHAT WOULD BE THE MOTIVE FOR WITHHOLDING POTENTIALLY CONTROVERSIAL INFORMATION – IS IT THAT THE PUBLIC ARE DEEMED INCAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING, OR IS IT THAT WE MIGHT?

Is the public aware or unaware that all the currently authorised COVID-19 vaccines are developed from fetal cell lines derived from the tissue of aborted fetuses?  This is confirmed by scientists and researchers as ‘standard  procedure in vaccine research’ with multiple papers published online as early as May 2020.

THIS IS NOT A DEBATE ABOUT ABORTION BUT ABOUT INFORMED CONSENT, THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT IS IN ANY VACCINE IN ORDER TO DECIDE WHETHER TO PUT IT IN OUR ARM……

Leaked internal Pfizer emails released by Whistleblower Melissa Strickler, indicate Pfizer’s intent to hide vaccine information from the public, sparking international debate. The emails, admitting the use of fetal cell lines in vaccines (originally derived from tissues harvested from clinical abortions) is information likely to have generated negative public response, potentially impacting upon the Covid vaccine programme… one of many potential reasons for secrecy.

The fetal cell line referred to in the Pfizer emails (HEK293T) is one of the major cell lines in use in vaccine development and was obtained from the kidney cells of a female fetus aborted in 1973. 

  • An email by Pfizer Senior Director of Worldwide Research, Vanessa Gelman, states “we want to avoid having the information on fetal cells floating out there … The risk of communicating this right now outweighs any potential benefit we could see, particularly with general members of the public who may take this information and use it in ways we may not want out there.”
  •  An email to Advait Badkar, senior Director of the Novel Delivery Technologies group within Pfizer’s Bio-therapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences organization stated: “One or more cell lines with an origin that can be traced back to human fetal tissue has been used in laboratory tests associated with the vaccine program.” warning that, “We have been trying as much as possible to not mention the fetal cell lines.”

SO WHAT ARE CELL LINES?

To be clear, fetal cell lines are cells grown in a laboratory, cultivated from tissues harvested from clinical abortions. Current fetal cell lines all descend from cells taken from the tissues of abortions in the 1970s and 1980s, they are thousands of generations removed from the original laboratory procedures and no longer contain fetal tissue, other than at the bio-molecular level.

The first cells were taken from the fetal kidney tissue of an aborted fetus in January 1973 in the Netherlands by Frank Graham, a young Canadian working in the laboratory of Professor Alex van der Eb, a Dutch molecular biologist and virologist.  Normally, a cell has a finite number of divisions but Graham managed to modify these cells so that they divide ad infinitum.

‘Immortalized cell lines’ are established by culturing fetal cells in such a way that they continue growing and multiplying in laboratory dishes indefinitely.  The cells from 1970s and 1980s aborted tissue have multiplied over four or five decades, creating specific fetal cell lines, propagated and kept frozen they are still used today. Viruses grown in fetal cells are then harvested, the resulting cells are very easy to work with and have become the workhorses of cellular biology used in the development of drugs and vaccines. Cell lines age and can only be replicated so many times, these are over 60 years old, therefore new cell lines are being developed. In 2015, China developed another fetal cell line, the WalVax-2 strain.

 

  • HEK stands for “human embryonic kidney cells’ the HEK293 cell line was derived from the 293rd experiment in 1973.
  • HEK293T cell line is derived from the retinal tissue of an 18-week-old fetus aborted in 1985.
  •  WI-38 cells were derived by Leonard Hayflick, in 1962, from the lung of a 3-month female fetus .The initials WI refer to the Wistar Institute, a body of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the number 38 to the fetus from which the cells were obtained.
  •  MRC-5 cells were obtained in 1966 from the lungs of a 14-week male fetus. The initials MRC indicate Medical Research Council, a body from London.”

The WI-38 and MRC-5 cell lines contain human diploid cells which were originally prepared from tissues of aborted fetuses in 1964 and 1970  are used for the preparation of vaccines based on live attenuated (weakened) virus.  The WI-38 line, a diploid human cell line is composed of fibroblasts derived from lung tissue of a 3-month-gestation female fetus. (Fibroblasts are the most common type of cell found in connective tissue.) The fetus came from the elective abortion of a Swedish woman in 1962, and was used without her knowledge or permission.

  • Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines used fetal cell line HEK 293 during the research and development phase.
  • Moderna also used HEK293T cells in their proof-of-concept tests to see if the genetic instructions contained in these vaccines would be effectively taken up and produce the required spike protein
  • Johnson and Johnson used both the PER.C6 cell line and the HEK293T cell line, to produce and assay their Janssen adenovirus vaccine.
  • CanSino Biologics and Gamaleya Research Institute (Sputnik V approved vaccine) use HEK293 cell line.
  • AstraZeneca used the HEK293T cells line, as did CanSino Biologics and Gamaleya Research Institute (Sputnik V vaccine) whose vaccines have been approved.

CONTAMINANTS

Vaccine technology raises tremendous ethical, moral, and health concerns, not least  for parents. In the 1960s monkey kidney cells were being used to make the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines however SV40 (simian monkey virus) was discovered in the monkey kidney cells, Tens of millions of American and British children were exposed to the contaminated polio vaccine before the WI-38 human cell line was subsequently used. In the late 1960s, there was concern that a vaccine using human cells could be contaminated with other pathogens and today numerous virologists, molecular biologists and other health care professionals continue to voice concerns about the potential risks of the use of aborted fetal cells.

In January 2018 Professor Stanley Alan Plotkin, Emeritus Professor of the University of Pennsylvania, and Adjunct Professor of the Johns Hopkins University, referred to as ‘the godfather of vaccine’ was subpoenaed to testify in a divorce case where the parents disagreed about vaccination. Plotkin, who worked on developing the rubella vaccine grown on aborted fetal tissue, explained how co-workers harvested the tissues from aborted fetuses, dissected and cultured them; 76 aborted fetuses were studied in order to find one whose cells could be used to make the vaccine. Fetus parts used were from the pituitary gland, skin, kidney, spleen, heart, and tongue.

Professor Plotkin confirmed that todays vaccines for minors contain the following:

  • Monkey kidney cells in polio vaccine
  • Contaminated vaccine/monkey virus (SIMEON VIRUS40)
  • Pig virus in Rotavirus vaccine
  • Blood serum from calves /calf serum
  • Guinea pig culture in Varicella vaccine (chickenpox)
  • Cow’s milk
  • Egg protein in Influenza vaccine
  • Gelatin from pigs
  • Human albumen
  • MRC5 Human diploid (fibroblast cells from fetal tissue)
  • (Varicella, Rubella, HepA)
  • Human W813 (human lung fibroblast)
  • (MMR   MMRV   WI-38 vaccines)

Some live virus vaccines contain human DNA fragments, these include  measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, shingles, rotavirus, adenovirus and rabies, possible consequences of their use are unknown. According to Plotkin, injecting intact DNA is theoretically problematic which is why they fragmented it. Intact human DNA was recently discovered in a vaccine by Corveleva, an independent lab that has been analyzing vaccine contents. DNA can be a concern related to vaccines in two ways — because it is the vaccine’s active ingredient, such as in adenovirus-based vaccines, or as a manufacturing byproduct following growth of vaccine virus in human fetal cells.

Greater transparency is needed and surely we have a right to know what is in vaccines in order to make a decision. Long term effects of vaccines are not part of clinical trials and are not required under current legislation. Section 13 of each vaccine package insert is a disclaimer stating that the vaccine has not been studied to determine if the vaccine can cause genetic mutations, cancer, or impaired fertility. Complacency and misplaced trust is a dereliction of the individual responsibility each of us carry as global citizens.  Confronting the well meaning actions of those entrusted with our care or the smug arrogance of those who believe they know more than they do, requires courage. Safeguarding health is a noble endeavour dependent upon vigilance and compliance with the highest ethics to avoid complacency or the hypocrisy of false refuges which would  ultimately incur a cost too great to bear.

“OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER”                                                                                       Martin Luther King

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURE PAST – The Divine Feminine

How much do we know of the origins of humanity or the codes of the universe and what can the 2,000 year old sacred temple of Dendera in Egypt tell us about Climate Change?

The  Dendera temple complex in Egypt was re-built 3100BC to honour the Sky goddess Hathor who personified feminine love, healing and motherhood.  It has been built and rebuilt through time. The present temple was almost completed by Cleopatra some 2,000 years ago, prior to her death. On the ceiling of the Temple at Dendera is an astronomical and astrological map of the heavens in circular form representing a spiralling Timeline for humanity. It depicts the rise and fall of civilisations over tens of thousands of years, not as myths or allegories but as actual historical events. The temple of Hathor is aligned to the Ursa Major star system (the Great Bear). The constellations are  represented in cycles of time which correlate to ancient myths and legends illustrating the journey of mankind.

 

 

 

 

 

Our solar system is part of the Milky Way Galaxy, to the ancient Egyptians it symbolised the nurturing milk of Hathor a cow-goddess. The leg of a calf placed at the centre of the Dendera zodiac points to the constellation of Cancer, the Crab indicating the period 8572BC. This corresponds with the worship of the divine feminine principle at that time; Isis in Egypt, Ishtar in Mesopotamia, the Shakti of Hinduism and Nanna, moon god of the Chaldeans associated with fertility and the origin of the word ‘nanna’  grand mother. This period equates with the time when civilization and agriculture arose in Egypt following the biblical flood.

How can  the map of the heavens on the ceiling of the 2,000 year old Hathor temple correlate with the predictions of science in the 21st century?  Science estimates the last Ice Age to have occurred between 12,800  and 11,550BC.  During this time, the earth’s climate repeatedly alternated between very cold, during which glaciers covered large parts of the world and very warm periods during which many of the glaciers melted. Today, we are in a warm interglacial period and beginning to see the effects of global warming through melting glaciers. In astrological terms the Age of Virgo (c12,858BC) was marked by a cosmic event and a cataclysmic deluge resulting in the disappearance of culture on a global scale, recorded in more than 40 Creation myths as the biblical Flood. The Age of Leo,  symbolised by the Lion followed (c10,715BC) and correlates to the melting of the glaciers and the rise in sea levels which left much of the habitable world immersed in water.

THE COSMIC CLOCK TICKS AND THE DEBATE CONTINUES REGARDING WHETHER CLIMATE CHANGE IS A COSMIC PHENOMENA OR MAN MADE. WE WOULD DO WELL TO LEARN FROM THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE. URGENTLY FOCUSING OUR EFFORTS ON CREATING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, WHILE ACCEPTING THE NEED FOR A RADICAL SHIFT IN AWARENESS OF THE ROLE OF COSMIC CYCLES.

The Constellation of the Pleiades, known as the 7 Sisters, has been known to every culture and tradition. It is composed of 1  invisible and 6 visible stars.  The Temple of Hathor is dedicated to the 7 deities or ‘goddesses’ of the Pleiades  believed by the Egyptians to be part of the cosmic hierarchies who along with other demi gods created new civilizations upon Earth.  In Hinduism they are known as Krittika. They are also known to the Mayans and Aztecs of Meso America and to the Sioux, Kiowa and Cherokee of North America. The Celts called them Tŵr Tewdws, Hawaiians called them Makali, Maori called them Matariki. To the Persians they were Parvin or Parvi and Arabs called them Thurayya. To the Chinese they were mǎo and the Japanese knew them as Subarau. The Greek mythologies viewed them as the 7 daughters of Zeus and to the Romans they were the 7 daughters of Apollo. The Aborigine peoples of Australia believe themselves to be the first people seeded on the planet by the Pleiadians.

IN EGYPT THE 7 HATHORS WERE KEEPERS OF THE PLEIADIAN CODES ENSHRINED IN THE SACRED GEOMETRY OF THE TEMPLE.

Throughout time places of worship have been designed  to correspond to sacred geometry in a belief that a divine intelligible plan underpins the cosmos. In the days when astronomy and astrology were both considered sacred sciences, Johanne Kepler, credited with the discovery of the laws of planetary motion, referred to ‘celestial physics’. Egyptian priesthoods understood the metaphysical link between spirit and matter whether in temple design or in the subtle  anatomy of the human body. The Hathor goddesses activated the  feminine principle in both.

Depicted as a snake in esoteric imagery, kundalini energy lies dormant at the base of the spine until awakened. It then rises through the spine to connect via the higher centres within the brain, to awaken spiritual consciousness, the divine marriage of spirit and matter.

The sacred cobra head dress worn by Egyptian rulers, symbolised the link between the pineal gland in the brain, denoting  intuition and higher consciousness. The purpose of the Hathor temple was to deepen the understanding of how to use and direct the life force in the body to raise and sustain spiritual awareness.

ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS UNDERSTOOD RESONANCE AND FREQUENCY, THE BENEFICIAL POWER OF SOUND AND VIBRATION.

All matter vibrates at a specific resonance, including planetary bodies and star systems. The Hathor priestesses were in charge of ceremonial, all played the Sistrum, a sacred rattle used to activate the specific sound vibration to maintain connection with their heavenly home, the Pleiades. They composed music based on the perfect mathematical proportions that can be found in the construction of many sacred temples. 8Hz is the fundamental  heartbeat of the planet, better known as Schumann resonance, named after physicist Winfried Otto Schumann, who documented it mathematically in 1952. Schumann resonance is a global electromagnetic resonance, which has its origin in electrical discharges of lightning within the cavity existing between the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere. This cavity resonates with electromagnetic waves in the extremely low frequencies of approximately 7.86Hz – 8Hz.

432Hz IS THE HARMONIC INTONATION OF NATURE AND RESONATES WITH THE FREQUENCY OF 8Hz. COMMONLY USED IN HEALING MODALITIES AND BY MUSICIANS AND SINGERS.

The 432 vibration aligns and attunes body and mind to the Universal frequency with proven healing effects to aid relaxation and lift depression. Research shows that thought waves created by certain types of dendrites (the nerve cells in the brain which transmit and conduct electrochemical impulses) predominantly those belonging to brain cells within the more rational left hemisphere of the brain, range from 14Hz to 40Hz.  If the right and left hemispheres of the brain are synchronised with each other at 8Hz e.g. in meditation, they operate more harmoniously and optimise flow. Inducing the frequency of 8Hz is the key to the full activation potential of higher consciousness.

Sacred temples were erected in accordance with cosmic principles, mirroring planetary cycles in the physical world, a demonstration of the Law of Correspondence and a reminder that all things are one.

  • 432 tuning vibrates with PI (the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter) unifying  the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity and magnetism with biology, the DNA code and consciousness.
  • The human heart beats 72 times per minute or 432 times per hour when perfectly synchronised with the planetary cycle.
  • The 432 pattern is reflected in cosmic ratios of the sun, earth and moon
  • 432,000 x 2 = the diameter of the sun (864,000 miles)
  • 432,000  divided by 2 = the diameter of the moon (2,160 miles)
  • In Hindu cosmology a universe endures for a cosmic cycle of 4,320,000,000 years  before its destruction and regeneration.
  • Four Ages or Yuga’s create the cosmic cycle, the shortest being the Kali Yuga or current cycle of 432,000 years.

Sacred geometry uses mathematical principles and harmonics to depict the energetic matrix in which we live. In the Dendera ceiling, 12 columns are depicted holding up the Cosmos with vibrations of the universe encoded in each. These depict gateways for the energy of the  incoming soul, vibrating as matter through frequency in time. Prior to birth, the soul personality must pass through the faces of each of the 12 constellations of the Universe, drawing on each of the required elements to gain entry to the planetary sphere as it descends to the material plane to connect ultimately with the womb. The challenge is to master each aspect in order to achieve perfection. The Hathor temple  demonstrates the descent of the soul through astronomy, and astrology via the milky way, showing our origin in the stars. Hathor is the sky goddess calling us home just as all religious traditions honour the divine feminine as the intermediary assisting the path of the soul.

See: Divine Light and Duality

 

POPE FRANCIS – LOOKING THE OTHER WAY

“THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS, AFTER THE CIRCLE OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THE ENVIRONMENT THAT HAS THE HIGHEST PREVALENCE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.                                                                           Inquiry into sexual abuse by French clergy.

Once again the Catholic church has lived up to its reputation for failing to protect the most vulnerable, refusing to report abusers and even knowingly placing children in contact with predators. France is reeling from the results of the report into child sexual abuse within the catholic church which revealed that 216,000 children were sexually abused over the past 70 years by 3,000 priests. The inquiry found the number of children abused in France could rise to 330,000, when taking into account abuses committed by lay members of the Church, such as teachers at Catholic schools.  

The head of the inquiry, Jean-Marc Sauvé stated “There has always been collusion between the church in France and the Vatican to protect perpetrators of abuse, the church is still in denial and shows contempt for the judicial process”.  Sauvé described the now familiar culture of negligence and cover up which concealed “deep, total and even cruel indifference” towards victims who sought justice. Internal disciplinary action was taken in only a handful of cases and criminal prosecutions were almost never brought; nine out of 10 people cannot get justice because the statute of limitations has passed or the perpetrator has died.

The 2,500 page report states the “vast majority” of victims were boys, many of them aged between 10 and 13 however nuns used crucifixes to rape little girls or forced boys to have sex with them. Two of those victims, Martine now 73, and Mireille, 71, were sexually assaulted by a priest when they were teenage girls in high school.  Martine commented “It brings on such terrible thoughts… For me, personally, I had to wait for my parents to die because otherwise  it was not possible to speak out.”

Marie was placed in a French Catholic boarding school, in the fifth grade. a nun would come to her class every day to choose a student to help her with Mass. “I was 11 and looked 9. She would choose me once every two or three times,” she recalls. “She would take me to her office, lock the door, and then draw the curtains. After which she would put me on her knees to make me read the gospel according to Saint Paul or another saint, while she squeezed me with one hand to her chest and pulled down my panties with the other hand. It terrified me and paralysed me.”  Persuaded by a friend to tell her parents, she was accused of lying and called a pervert. The abuse continued for a year.  “Marie” again told her mother about the abuse at the age of 35 but was still  not believed.

Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, (elected president of the Bishops Conference in France in 2019) told the press of his determination to support survivors “so that the refusal to see, the refusal to hear, the desire to hide or mask the facts, the reluctance to denounce them publicly, disappears”   Days later in an interview he rejected the Commission’s recommendation to require priests to inform police of any child abuse cases learned about during the sacrament of confession stating that – “The secrecy of confession is a requirement and will remain a requirement – in a way, it is above the laws of the Republic. It creates a free space for speaking before God.”  This is in line with Vatican guidelines released last year when pope Francis reconfirmed that any crime, including child sexual abuse, discovered during confession cannot be revealed and remains subject to “the strictest bond of the sacramental seal”

The comments made by the pope regarding the French report have a hollow ring:  “I wish to express my sadness and pain to the victims for the trauma they have suffered and also our shame, my shame at the Church’s too long failure to place victims at the centre of its concerns”

IT IS NOT ENDLESS PLATITUDES, EXPRESSIONS OF SADNESS AND SHAME AND REQUESTS FOR FORGIVENESS THAT ARE NEEDED, IT IS ACTION. FIRST TO ENSURE CHILD PROTECTION IS IN PLACE AND SECOND TO PUNISH THE PERPETRATORS. THE POPE COULD START BY ENSURING THAT DISCLOSURES MADE DURING CONFESSION REQUIRE MANDATORY REPORTING TO THE POLICE.

While 80% of people in France are nominally Catholic church attendance has fallen to 10%, a reflection that the sexual abuse scandals of recent years depict systemic, institutional corruption. The pretence of reforming ecclesiastical structures and attempts to blame a few rogue priests is neither acceptable or believable. An acknowledgement of error followed by an acceptance of consequences is as true for the bishops and the pope as it is for paedophiles.

AND SO IT CONTINUES…

 Germany’s Catholic Church  commissioned an investigation into decades of child sex abuse by clergy covering the time period from 1946. When it was published in 2018 it detailed 3,677 victims who had been abused by  1,670 priests. 

THE GERMAN REPORT ALSO CONFIRMED HOW CATHOLIC NUNS  HAD PEDDLED ORPHAN BOYS TO PREDATORY PRIESTS AND PERVERTS FOR DECADES.

Two lawsuits allege that orphaned boys living in the boarding houses of the Order of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer were sold or loaned for weeks at a time to perverts and pedophiles. The accusers state that as boys they were denied the opportunity of  adoption or fostering because selling them for rape brought income to the convent. Some of the boys were groomed to be sex slaves to perverts. The alleged abuse went on for years, with one of the males claiming the nuns even frequently visited their college dorms after they had left the convent. He said the nuns often drugged him and delivered him to predators’ apartments.

The report names various German businessmen and complicit clergy who “rented” the young boys from the nuns who ran a convent in Speyer, Germany during the 1960s and 1970s. Among the worst instances of abuse were orgies the young boys were forced to participate in before being returned to the convent where the nuns would then punish them for wrinkling their clothing or being covered in semen. The Order of Sisters of the Divine Redeemer did not answer multiple requests for comment about the allegations.

KARL HAUCKE,  63 YEAR OLD LEADER OF A VICTIM SUPPORT GROUP STATES THAT HE WAS ABUSED AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK BETWEEN THE AGES OF 11 AND 14, OFTEN BY MORE THAN ONE PRIEST.  HE WAS ALSO MADE TO RELATE HIS EXPERIENCES DURING WEEKLY CONFESSION  WHEN HIS ABUSER WOULD SAY “CONFESSION INCLUDES PENANCE… I’LL COME ROUND TO YOUR BED TONIGHT OR TOMORROW”

Survivors had demanded that Cardinal Reiner Maria Woelki, Archbishop of Cologne carry out an independent investigation, this was completed in January 2021 but the Archbishop  refused to release it stating that the report contained “inadmissible prejudices” against the Catholic church that were fed by scandals going on elsewhere.  The Archdiocese of Cologne will now release a revised and redacted edition. Archbishop Woelki’s attempts to silence the 560 page report  cited legal concerns that the perpetrators may have a right to privacy. This was  foiled when Haucke resigned from his victims committee post over the censoring and filed the law suit.

BISHOP KARL- HEINZ WIESMAN COMMENTED THE ABUSE REPORT WAS ‘SO GORY’ IT WAS TOO SHOCKING TO BE MADE PUBLIC. HE TOLD THE CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY KNA THAT HE HAD TAKEN A MONTH’S SABBATICAL TO RECOVER AFTER READING IT, SAYING: “I HAVE LIMITED ENERGY FOR THE BURDENS I HAVE TO CARRY”

It is difficult to imagine that the bishop’s burdens were heavier to bear than that of the survivors. In March 2021 lawyers were allowed to release segments to news outlets.  Bjorn Gercke, a Munich attorney from the law firm which conducted the investigation presented the report describing “poisonous files” in reference to documents detailing evidence of abuse by priests and the attempted cover up of the crimes. Cardinal Woelki was accused of protecting priests suspected of sexual abuse.  Cardinal Joachim Meisner his predecessor who died in 2017, was found to have compiled many pages of evidence on members of the clergy  referred to as  “Brothers in the Mist,” a  term referencing abusive priests. 

On September 24th 2021, Pope Francis accused  Woelki of ‘grave errors’ but decided that he should remain as Cologne’s archbishop, a decision which shocked many. The Vatican statement announced that the cardinal retains the popes confidence and will take a sabbatical until Lent 2022. The Vatican has cleared two other auxiliary bishops of Cologne, Bishop Puff will resume his office immediately, Bishop Scwaderlapp will carry out his ministry in Mombassa for one year before resuming his work in Cologne.

See: Letterstopriests

SHOW ME THE MONEY

ONE TRILLION POUNDS IS £1,000 BILLION – ENOUGH TO PUT A VERY LARGE DINT IN GLOBAL POVERTY AND PUT SMILES ON THE FACES OF EVERY UK CITIZEN.

The Church of England is thought to hold assets in excess of £15bn. Its church commissioners have an £8bn investment portfolio, it also has £4.7bn in dioceses, £1bn in cathedrals and an estimated £1–10bn in parish church councils. In reality the actual total wealth of the church is estimated at almost £17.12 trillion sterling.  ($23.5 trillion in US dollars). The Church of England may be wealthy but the churches are empty.

In January 2021 a Church of England multi-trillion-pound investment scheme  was unveiled. A somewhat incongruous image showed Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the global Anglican community opening the London Stock Exchange on July 2nd 2018 . The purpose was to publicise his address to delegates of the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) in a call for global partnership to address climate change issues. Welbey’s enthusiasm for partnering with international bankers, hedge funds and the London Stock Exchange are well known, perhaps a legacy of his past as an oil  executive. The TPI has since boasted that £10 TRILLION  has been amassed by the Church of England.

Warnings against avarice, the desire to accumulate more and more wealth, are given throughout the bible. Usury, charging exorbitant interest rates on a loan, has been expressly forbidden in Christian doctrine since the 4th Century BC, while the Law of Moses states:  “If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest”  Ways to circumvent this inconvenient Commandment have always been found. In the late Middle Ages the problem of financing the royal exchequer and setting up capitalist institutions in the face of the Christian ban on usury was resolved by allowing Jews to act as bankers.

While Jesus Christ famously overturned the tables of the money lenders in the Temple, the Archbishop, it seems, is willing to eat at their table, no doubt believing that the end justifies the means. It seems we have learned nothing from the global financial crash of 2008 or the words of Saint Paul that “the love of money is the root of all evil”

While few would argue the urgent need to address climate change, many would hope the same urgency might be applied to the plight of the hundreds of thousands currently living in crisis in the UK. Over two and a half million people now rely on food banks, almost one and a half million children require free school meals and more than 300,000 are officially recorded as homeless, these figures do not include those sleeping on a friend’s sofa or facing impending eviction due to pandemic restrictions.

In 2018, Archbishop Welby railed against poverty, harshly criticising payday lenders, however it then emerged the church held an indirect investment in the now defunct Wonga Pay Day lending company. Pay Day Loans typically charge 400% interest and more, the Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) states that investments should exclude: “Any company, whose main business activity or focus  is the provision of home-collected credit (‘doorstep lending’), unsecured short-term loans (‘payday loans’) or pawnbroker loans, directly or through owned-subsidiaries.”

Welby also attacked Amazon for not paying a living wage and leaching off the taxpayer saying:  “they don’t pay for our defence, for security, for stability, for justice, health, equality, education.”  The media then discovered that The Church of England held substantial investments in Amazon, it has since said it will keep its shares as it considers the most effective way to seek change was to be “in the room with these companies” as a shareholder.

A 2021 pay freeze for C of E clergy means the archbishop of Canterbury who has two grace-and-favour homes including Lambeth Palace (below) will continue to receive an annual salary of £85,070. 

 

 

 

The salary of a diocesan bishop will continue at £46,180  while the stipend for a parish vicar will remain at £27,000. Three thousand  “self-supporting” ministers are not paid at all. Some vicars, many of them supporting families, are tens of thousands of pounds in debt and reliant on charity handouts or forced to use high-interest payday lenders. Clergy Support Trust – a centuries-old charity which supports destitute Anglican vicars, assistant or associate priests and curates-in-training gave £1.8m worth of grants to 459 needy clergy in 2019.

  • In 2017 the Church of England’s Head of Investments earned £515,000, more than six times the Archbishop of Canterbury’s pay, an increase of more than £50,000 on 2016.
  • In 2020 Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, the Church of England’s second most senior clergyman, was criticised for “sending out the wrong message” by advertising for a new £90,000-a-year Chief of Staff on the Charity Job website.  He later welcomed government recommendations for the rise in the “real living wage” from £8.36 per hour to £9.50, an average £29,600 annual income.
  • Meanwhile diminishing congregations of elderly parishioners sit in cold churches pondering on the state of the church roof, wondering how best to raise funds locally to help pay for vital repairs as volunteers give up their spare time to help maintain buildings. A £1.8 million grant to stop crumbling churches and other places of worship falling into disrepair somehow seems less than proportionate given church assets.

In 2018 The National Secular Society investigated the true wealth of the C of E and the church’s fragmented financial structure which makes assessment of the true value of its assets difficult. The government was asked to take the Church of England’s vast wealth into account before handing out any more tax payer funded grants to assist with building repairs for its 16,000 churches, since it has sufficient assets to meet the need. Applicants requesting taxpayer support must show financial need, which includes not only income but also savings and investments.

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IS EXEMPT FROM PAYING TAX UNDER THE CHARITIES ACT 2006.  IT IS THE BIGGEST UK CHARITY BY FAR WITH AN INCOME THREE TIMES THAT OF OXFAM. IN ADDITION IT CAN CLAIM BACK 25% IN BEQUESTS AND GIFT AID DONATIONS.

While tax evasion is illegal, tax avoidance to benefit an individual or an organisation is lawful, it relies on effective accountancy to ensure a favourable  assessment. A centralised financial system allows the church to operate as a complex set of charities with each diocese registered as a charity in its own right. This provides entitlement for full tax relief while taking full advantage of all the public services providing a pretence of accountability while exerting assumed authority. Fudging the closing-to-opening balances from one year to the next and delaying publication of adjusted accounts is considered creative accounting. The Charity Commission for England and Wales continues to allow the Church of England to audit its own accounts due to “lack of staff” at the Charity Commission, not an advantage extended to most of us.

A centralised model of management and oversight diminishes the partnership relationship with parishes while ensuring financial control. Buildings become collective assets with financial outgoings reduced.

  • Churches are denuded of the capital asset, the building is no longer theirs, while the maintenance liability remains.
  • The local congregation’s responsibility to be self-funded as costs escalate, ensures that congregations cannot maintain their independence and accountability.
  • Centralised accounting prevents local congregations from holding sufficient reserves to buffer unforeseen expenses in a responsible manner.
  • Beneficiaries and windfalls granted to local congregations, are payable centrally further reducing available resources.

It is not money which is the root of all evil but the love of money, the need for    more. Money is the energy of life, when shared it is multiplied, when hoarded it impoverishes the soul and makes the rich poor. The Church of England may be wealthy but  we must ask why the churches are empty.

 

 

 

WHO DECIDES?

IN A WEEK WHEN FREE SPEECH AND THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE WERE FURTHER  TRAMPLED, RFK WAS BANNED FROM YOU TUBE AND INFORMATION ON VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN COVID WAS SUPPRESSED.

You Tube states it will allow “scientific discussion” videos about vaccine trials, results and failures and continue to permit personal testimonies. Apparently this does not extend to virologists, professors and Nobel prizewinners who have expressed caution with regard to the Covid vaccine. Facebook will now ban ‘anti vaccine accounts and take stronger measures to combat vaccine hesitancy.

MEANWHILE THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN ERODING PARENTAL RIGHTS IS USED UNDER THE GUISE OF EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE.

Alcohol is commonly illegal before age of 18 (21 in US) yet we allow minors as young as 12  at a stage of emotional and mental vulnerability to give informed consent to invasive medical treatment with lifelong consequences 

In most countries minors must have parental approval for most types of medical procedures yet in the EU, UK, US and elsewhere, doctors can prescribe contraception and abortion to girls under the age of 16 without their parents’ permission or knowledge. Under 13, a Child Protection Officer may be required but not necessarily a parent.

  • Most countries allow minors to seek abortion without parental consent, while some require that one parent is notified, parental authority is not required. Termination is allowed up to 6 months gestation with later terminations possible in rare exceptions.
  • The  US Centre for Disease Control states that of 40% of minors having an abortion in 2017, neither of their parents were aware.

This is surely an anomaly in a country which recently banned abortion 6 weeks into gestation i.e. once a heartbeat has been detected, before many women even realise they are pregnant.

GENDER REASSIGNMENT FOR MINORS: There is a reluctance by many clinicians and psychotherapists to express their concerns regarding the capacity of vulnerable young people to give informed consent to gender reassignment in what remains a complex and contested medical arena. The long-term impact of hormone therapy is so far unknown in treatments and procedures which require lifelong medical intervention. The psycho-therapeutic approach to gender dysphoria has now shifted to a medical model, often involving complex invasive surgery. Impressionable adolescents are inevitably influenced by pressure groups with no training in child psychology yet cognitive decision making related to an unknown future may include  ineffectual hormone therapy, loss of genitalia and infertility, with an indeterminate capacity for sexual fulfilment. Regret and a wish for reversal is therefore a considerable risk.

Patrick Mitchell an Australian schoolboy diagnosed with gender dysphoria, began hormone replacement therapy at age 12 to transition to female with his mothers support. Two years later he has changed his mind and now feels comfortable with his birth gender. Patrick has stopped the medication and is currently awaiting surgery to remove breast tissue to reverse the effects of the hormone therapy.

In 2020, Keira Bell, a 24-year-old woman, sued The Tavistock, England’s only NHS gender identity development service for children and won her case.  Keira began taking puberty blockers when she was 16 as  gender re-asignment therapy before her subsequent change of mind and decision to de-transitionThe Court agreed with her that children under the age of 16 considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent for prescribed puberty-blocking drugs. The Tavistock appealed the decision, arguing that the High court ruling had interfered with the entitlement of children to make decisions for themselves. In September 2021 the UK court of appeal overturned the judgment.

THE IMPOSITION OF GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE IS NOW BEING MANDATED, NOT BY RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS BUT INCREASINGLY BY AUTHORITARIAN PSEUDO LIBERALS. The ME culture borne of self love, has created a new convoluted ideology founded in narcissism led by the illusion of a superior academia. This has inevitably fuelled the victim consciousness now prevalent in universities and halls of learning where so called ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings’ ensure young people are denied the opportunity to develop the resilience essential for life.

Today gender fluidity is under scrutiny with vocabulary amended in an effort to be inclusive. She, her, hers and he, him and his are the commonly used pronouns, these are surreptitiously being replaced to accommodate minority views (just 0.6 percent of U.S. adults identify as transgender, according to a 2016 UCLA report).  Hard though it is to imagine, gender neutral language is now being mandated in law, dictating that we use a selection of invented pronoun replacements in an effort to comply with the personal preference of the one addressed. Inventive pronouns now include the unintelligible  ZE, HIR, HIRSELF, ZEM, ZIR, ZIRSELF, EY, EM, EIR, EMSELF, XE, ZEM, XYRS, XYRSELF, PER, PERSE, PERSELF. We are informed that it is also permissible to use the name only or no pronoun at all. A translation and instruction manual will presumably be offered to those who foolishly attempt to manoeuvre this minefield of idealogical nonsense.

THEYBIES: While the imposition of gender neutral pronouns by the minority on the majority is unacceptable, gender neutrality imposed upon babies, referred to as ‘theybies’ is an example of consequence when questionable perceptions extend to ‘gender open’ parenting. The debate on  whether nature or nurture has the greatest influence on gender will continue. Ignoring the anatomy of a baby at birth in order to allow the child to decide its preferred gender in early childhood will not determine gender. The stance taken by opinionated parents who believe that gender is simply a social construct, will ensure their offspring become the object of gender scrutiny on a daily basis, inevitably inviting bullying. The first responsibility in parenting is to protect the child, the second to prepare them for independence, it will be interesting to see how soon we see the first court action for child abuse to defend the rights of a minor.

LANGUAGE REFLECTS IDENTITY AND HAS LONG BEEN THE BEST INDICATOR OF ACCRUED WISDOM AND CULTURE.

Rita Mae Brown said “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”  The richness of language has long been regarded as the marker of those who command respect, demeaning language demeans the soul of the nation. The age of oratory is long gone, the remnant of once vibrant expression is being insidiously and purposefully eroded by those previously responsible for instilling awareness and respect. The impact of derogatory language is well understood, and not least when used against people struggling with genuine gender dysphoria, we would do well to avoid replacing inappropriate pronouns with language which however unintentional is itself belittling.

Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor of psychology and clinical psychologist has led the way in loudly resisting his governments legislation, receiving harassment and abuse while accruing a following of millions on social media.

 

SIRHAN SIRHAN – What would Bobby say?

IN A WEEK WHICH SAW THE PAROLE BOARD DECISION TO RELEASE THE PERSON CONVICTED OF THE ASSASSINATION OF SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY AND  PRESIDENT BIDEN’S UNDERSTANDABLE  REPRISAL THREATS IN AFGHANISTAN TO YET ANOTHER ENEMY  “WE WILL NOT FORGIVE, WE WILL NOT FORGET, WE WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND MAKE YOU PAY”  WE ARE LEFT TO CONSIDER THE MEANING OF JUSTICE, MERCY, COMPASSION AND FORGIVENESS.

The assassination of President John F Kennedy on 22nd November 1963, sent shock waves around the world. As America reeled, another giant arose on the world stage. In the face of bigotry and hatred Martin Luther King preached a doctrine of non violence. On April 4th 1968, it fell to Senator Robert F Kennedy, brother of the slain President to announce to a mainly black crowd in an Indianapolis park that King too had been assassinated. His plea for peace is widely regarded to be one of the major speeches in American history.

 

INITIALLY, A RELUCTANT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE,  BOBBY KENNEDY, WHO SERVED AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL FROM 1961 TO 1964, HAD FINALLY BEEN PERSUADED TO RUN, ANNOUNCING HIS CANDIDACY ON MARCH 16 1968.

By June 5th he had won five out of six presidential primaries. With an ecstatic crowd chanting “We want Bobby” inside the Ambassador Hotel, he rallied them with what would be his final message ‘now let’s go on to Chicago and let’s win there”. As Kennedy moved through the hotel kitchens accompanied by his wife Ethel, pregnant with their 11th child, he was shot  and fatally wounded. Several others who accompanied him were also shot but recovered. He was heard to ask ‘Is everybody all right?” as he lay dying before being rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead at 1.44am.

Sirhan Sirhan, a 24 year old Palestinian was restrained by witnesses at the scene  with a .22-caliber revolver in his hand.  Karl Uecker, an Ambassador employee who was escorting Kennedy through the pantry, testified that he grabbed Sirhan’s wrist and pinned it down after two shots and that Sirhan continued to fire wildly while being held down, never getting close to Kennedy. A waiter and a Kennedy aide also said they tackled Sirhan after two or three shots. Sirhan’s family were migrant Palestinian Christians, forced from their Jerusalem home by the Arab-Israeli War in 1948, the motive was said to be anger at Robert Kennedy for supporting military firepower to Israel. The attack took place on the 1st anniversary of the start of the Six-Day War.

At trial, defence lawyer Grant Cooper, made the controversial and widely criticised decision not to contest the charge that Sirhan fired the fatal shot. Instead, he tried to avoid the death penalty by arguing  “diminished capacity”,  a standard tactic by attorneys in death-penalty cases. This required Sirhan to admit to firing the gun even though he has always maintained that he has no memory of the events. Midway through Sirhan’s trial, prosecutors provided his lawyers with an autopsy report that launched five decades of controversy:

The Los Angeles coroner found powder burns on the senator’s jacket and on his hair, indicating shots fired at close contact. Kennedy was shot at point-blank range from behind, including a fatal shot behind his ear but Sirhan was standing in front of him. Several other witnesses stated he was not close enough to place the gun against Kennedy’s back and provided more proof insisting that a second gunman was involved.

SIRHAN WAS CONVICTED  OF KENNEDY’S MURDER AND GIVEN THE DEATH PENALTY. WHEN CALIFORNIA ABOLISHED CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN 1972, HIS SENTENCE WAS COMMUTED TO LIFE. SIRHAN’S PAROLE APPEALS HAVE BEEN REPEATEDLY REJECTED DESPITE NEW EVIDENCE EMERGING OVER THE YEARS, THAT AS MANY AS 13 SHOTS WERE FIRED  ALTHOUGH HIS GUN HELD ONLY 8 BULLETS.

After months of research  into the assassination and viewing police and autopsy reports,  Robert Kennedy Jnr visited Sirhan Sirhan in prison.  Kennedy had become convinced that there was a second gunman and that it was not Sirhan who killed his father. He explained “I went there because I was curious and disturbed by what I had seen in the evidence… I was disturbed that the wrong person might have been convicted of killing my father. My father was the chief law enforcement officer in this country. I think it would have disturbed him if somebody was put in jail for a crime they didn’t commit.”  Kennedy, himself a lawyer, called Sirhan’s trial  “really a penalty hearing. It wasn’t a real trial. At a full trial, they would have litigated his guilt or innocence. I think it’s unfortunate that the case never went to a full trial because that would have compelled the press and prosecutors to focus on the glaring discrepancies in the narrative that Sirhan fired the shots that killed my father.”

At the Parole hearing on 17th August 2020,  Robert Kennedy Jnr wrote in favour of parole. He said he had been moved by Sirhan, “who wept, clinching my hands, and asked for forgiveness” when they met in prison. “While nobody can speak definitively on behalf of my father, I firmly believe that based on his own consuming commitment to fairness and justice, that he would strongly encourage this board to release Mr Sirhan because of Sirhan’s impressive record of rehabilitation.” Paul Schrade, an aide to Robert Kennedy who was among five wounded in the 1968 shooting, also spoke in favour of release. He had previously spoken on Sirhan’s behalf at his  parole hearing in 2016, when he apologized for not coming forward sooner to advocate for Sirhan’s release and exoneration. Douglas Kennedy, a toddler when his father was killed in1968, said he was moved to tears by Sirhan’s remorse and said he should be released if he’s not a threat to others. “I’m overwhelmed just by being able to view Mr Sirhan face-to-face,” he said. “I think I’ve lived my life both in fear of him and his name in one way or another. And I am grateful today to see him as a human being worthy of compassion and love.”

Appearing by video from a San Diego county prison, Sirhan acknowledged he had been angry at Kennedy but still maintains he has no memory of the shooting. “Senator Kennedy was the hope of the world … and I harmed all of them and it pains me to experience that, the knowledge for such a horrible deed, if I did in fact do that.” Sirhan said he had learned to control his anger and was committed to living peacefully.  Because of laws passed in 2018, the board was required to take into account the fact that Sirhan suffered childhood trauma from the conflict in the Middle East, committed the offence at a young age, is now elderly and has served 53 years.  When asked how he feels about the Middle East conflict today he broke down crying and was temporarily unable to speak, saying he doesn’t follow what’s going on in the region but thinks about the suffering of refugees. “The misery that those people are experiencing. It’s painful”. If released, Sirhan could be deported to Jordan but said he was too old to be involved and would detach himself from it.

THE PAROLE BOARD FOUND THAT SIRHAN NO LONGER POSES A THREAT TO SOCIETY, HIS CASE IS CLOSED. THE GOVERNOR HAS 30 DAYS TO UPHOLD, REVERSE OR MODIFY THE DECISION. HIS LAWYERS ARE NOW LAUNCHING A BID FOR AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING BY THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS. SCHRADE IS HOPING THAT THE INNOCENCE PROJECT WILL TAKE UP THE CASE.

 The Parole Board’s decision has bitterly divided the Kennedy family. Two of Bobby Kennedy’s children have called for a reinvestigation, believing there was a second gunman. Robert Kennedy Jnr, 64, said he now supports the call for a reinvestigation of the assassination, led by Paul Schrade, the aid who was shot in the head as he walked behind Bobby Kennedy. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Maryland lieutenant governor and the daughter of Robert Kennedy Jnr,  is now expressing doubts, too saying – “Bobby makes a compelling case… “I think [the investigation] should be reopened.”  Since 1974, Schrade has led the crusade to try to persuade authorities  to reinvestigate the case asking: “Why didn’t they go after the second gunman? They knew about him right away. They didn’t want to know who it was.”

Questions about the case arose almost immediately following the trial, resulting in hearings and reinvestigations as early as 1971 by the district attorney, the police chief, the county board of supervisors and the county superior court. Many of them focused on the ballistics of the case, starting with the Coroners finding that Kennedy had been shot from behind, which Sirhan’s lawyer didn’t raise in his defense. There were discrepancies over ballistics. Lead crime scene investigator DeWayne Wolfer testified at trial that a bullet taken from Kennedy’s body and bullets from two of the wounded victims all matched Sirhan’s gun, while other experts said they had markings from different guns and had different manufacturers. An internal police document stated –  “Kennedy and Weisel bullets not fired from same gun”  and “Kennedy bullet not fired from Sirhan’s revolver.”

IN 1975 A LOS ANGELES JUDGE CONVENED A PANEL OF 7 EXPERTS WHO EXAMINED THE THREE BULLETS AND RE-FIRED SIRHAN’S GUN. THE PANEL CONCLUDED THAT NO MATCH COULD BE MADE.

Though Los Angeles authorities had promised transparency in the case, the police and prosecutors refused to release their files until 1988 which produced a flood of new evidence for researchers. Among the material was an audiotape. In 2005, audio engineer Philip Van Praag said the tape revealed that about 13 shots had been fired. Van Praag said recently that he was able to establish that two guns were fired, that they fired in different directions, and that some of the shots were so close together they couldn’t have been fired by the same gun. He could not confirm whether13 shots were fired but there were certainly more than the eight contained by Sirhan’s gun.

Charles Wright, a police technician, and officer Robert Rozzi inspects a bullet hole discoverd in a door frame in a kitchen corridor of the Ambassador hotel in Los Angeles near where Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and critically wounded June 5, 1968. Bullet is still in the wood. (AP Photo/Dick Strobel)

A door frame at the Ambassador Hotel had bullet holes with a bullet still in the wood.This  along with the number of bullets retrieved from the bodies of Kennedy and the others who were wounded, takes the total number of bullets to more than 8, proving a second shooter. The evidence was dismissed and the door frame was destroyed by the lead investigator following the trial.

“There were too many bullets… You can’t fire 13 shots out of an eight-shot gun… The people that were closest to [Sirhan], the people that disarmed him, all said he never got near my father.”                         Robert Kennedy Junior

Kennedy was 14 when his father was shot. He was asleep in his dorm at Georgetown Preparatory School on June 5, 1968, when a priest woke him and told him there was a car waiting outside to take him home but didn’t say why.  Along with his older sister Kathleen and brother Joe, he flew to Los Angeles on Air Force Two; on arrival at Good Samaritan Hospital, a priest had already delivered last rites and his mother was there. “I took hold of his big wrestler’s hand,” he wrote in his book. “I prayed and said goodbye to him, listening to the pumps that kept him breathing. Each of us children took turns sitting with him and praying opposite my mom…My dad died at 1:44 a.m., a few minutes after doctors removed his life support. My brother Joe came into the ward where all the children were lying down and told us, ‘He’s gone.’ ”

A POCKET HISTORY OF AFGHANISTAN – Rendevous with Disaster

EMPIRE AFTER EMPIRE, NATION AFTER NATION HAS FAILED TO CONQUER AND PACIFY AFGHANISTAN – GIVING RISE TO ITS NICKNAME ‘GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES’.

There has always been an absolute refusal by the Afghans to be ruled by foreigners or to accept any puppet government perceived as being imposed from abroad for they have had a great deal of practice.

As we  witness the horror unfolding in the botched evacuation, the degree of desperation and terror which drives a parent to hand their infant over to foreign forces knowing they may never see them again is unimaginable. The images mirroring the Fall of Saigon speak louder than words, begging the question

– How much has America learned about how to withdraw in defeat without planning, consultation or information afforded to her Allies. The question so often  posed by US Marines – ‘What are we doing in this God forsaken country anyway?’ could apply equally to Vietnam or to Afghanistan.

WHILE THE REASONS FOR INVADING AFGHANISTAN ARE COMPLEX AND INCLUDE HUMANITARIAN AID, THE GOALS OF EMPIRE REMAIN SELF INTEREST.

Geographical location and terrain determine access, a key consideration in expansion of territory and influence, with mineral wealth an inevitable lure. A glance at Pentagon emails of 2010 might give additional pause for thought:  A Pentagon memo referred to Afghanistan as ‘the Saudi Arabia of lithium’ its reserve is believed to be the largest in the world, this rare mineral, used in batteries for electric cars, smart phones and laptops, underpins technological advantage. A report by US military experts and geologists in 2010 estimated that Afghanistan was sitting on almost $1 trillion dollars of mineral wealth in gold, cobalt, copper, barite, chromite, iron ore, lead, petroleum, natural gas, coal, salt, sulphur, zinc among many other minerals and rare earth deposits.  Precious and semi precious stones include high-quality emerald, red garnet, ruby and lapis lazuli, (illustrated).

Afghanistan has over 1,400 mineral fields and a follow-up report by the Afghan government in 2017, estimated  Kabul’s new mineral wealth may be as high as $3 trillion including reserves of 1.8 billion barrels of oil between Balkh and Jawzjan Province and undiscovered natural gas located in the Amu Darya Basin.

Such potential wealth can not benefit Afghans without mining industry infrastructure and for that the country is reliant on international investors. Already facing a financial crisis after the US froze its access to $9.5 billion in cash reserves, with the international community suspending aid payments, the Taliban will be seeking urgent alternatives partners. China controls 90 per cent of the world’s rare earth processing capability and Beijing’s state-controlled corporations aren’t answerable to shareholders.

HISTORY REPEATS AS ONE MAJOR POWER STEPS INTO A VACUUM LEFT BY THE EXIT OF ANOTHER.

China, Russia, Pakistan and India have been pursuing contracts in energy development of Afghan oil reserves with China and India leading the way.  Tenders for the development of the Afghan-Tajik basin, the biggest oil project in the country, were awarded to Turkish, Kuwaiti, and United Arab Emirates companies. The China National Petroleum Corporation is expected to eventually supply Afghanistan with all its domestic energy needs so it can stop importing oil. Afghanistan offers China a potential overland link to the vital oil fields of Iran; mountainous terrain makes transport incredibly difficult, but piped oil could reduce Beijing’s fears of keeping its tankers traversing the Malacca Straits seaway.  Mining contracts include the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline and the Uzbekistan-Pakistan-Kabul-Peshawar railway link, while China is engaged in talks over the construction of a new road network connecting Xinjiang to Pakistan.

Afghanistan is located on the main land route between Iran, Central Asia, and India and dominated by some of the highest and more jagged mountains in the world. The country shares borders with Pakistan, China, Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan including a small but strategically significant channel between the borders of Pakistan and China.

The country has a rich and diverse history and includes some 14 ethnic groups. Historically Afghanistan was settled by tribes drawn from India, Pakistan and Iran, warlike peoples defending their individual turfs in difficult terrain, mutually hostile to each other and to outsiders. The Pashtun are the dominant ethnic group today, making up an estimated 48% of the population. Many invaders assimilated into the tribal structure of the Pashtuns, adapting their language which originated in ancient Iran. Tribal empires eventually broke up into mini-states, repeated invasions from the time of Alexander the Great, exacerbated tribal tendencies, making conquest and rule extremely difficult.

Before the arrival of Islam in the 7th century a number of religions were practiced in the land, including Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Paganism and Buddhism. Following invasions by various Arab conquerors over the centuries Islam took root in the late 1800s and is today the official religion with some 99.7% adherents. Other small faith communities include Christians, Sikhs, Hindus and Baha’i.

INVASION BY EMPIRES

Although never conquered, Afghanistan has endured a long history of  invasion and domination. Darius 1 of Babylonia c500BC, Alexander the Great of Macedonia 329BC and a Persian empire which extended  from Iran to India in the 11th century. Ghenghis Khan invaded in the 13th century and many Arab conquerors followed.  In 1709 Afghanistan reasserted its independence uniting regions to become a single country. The British Army invaded Afghanistan three times during the 19th century, during a period when the British and Russian Empires were attempting to gain spheres of influence in Asia. In 1842 invading British forces were annihilated and withdrew ending the first Anglo-Afghan War. The Second Anglo-Afghan War ended in a Treaty with Afghanistan as a Protectorate, the British given control of Afghanistan’s foreign affairs in exchange for protection against the Russians and Persians. In the Third Anglo-Afghan War of 1919 the British gave up control and Afghanistan reclaimed full Independence.

  • Afghanistan was a monarchy for 225 years until the last king of Afghanistan was deposed in 1973, after which The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan was formed in 1979. The constitution was devoid of any references to socialism or communism and instead laid emphasis on independence, Islam and liberal democracy but was in fact a socialist leaning regime.
  • Soviet style reforms by the new government, including land reform and changes in marriage customs were not well received by a population deeply immersed in Islamic tradition and were opposed by resistance fighters, the Islamic Mujahideen (holy warriors).
  • The  US opposed to the spread of communistic states ran covert operations in Afghanistan supporting the Mujahideen.
  • The Afghan regime requested the support of the Soviet Union against the covert US operations and Russia invaded in 1979.  (Recently declassified documents show the CIA conducted covert operations 10 months before the USSR invaded Afghanistan)
  • The CIA launched Operation Cyclone, the widespread funding of Afghan Mujahideen militias, in an attempt to stem the Soviet invasion. By January 1980, the CIA was shipping at least 16 tons of guns, grenades and mines to Pakistan’s intelligence service, which delivered them to the Afghan rebels. The Saudis began buying millions of dollars of Soviet-bloc arms from Egypt and the CIA flew them into Afghanistan.
  • China saw the Soviet presence as a regional threat to itself and a threat to its ally Pakistan and responded to the Soviet war in Afghanistan by supporting the Afghan Mujahideen and ramping up their military presence in Xinjiang. … .
  • Afghans viewed the invading American Christian and then Soviet atheistic forces controlling Afghanistan as a defilement of Islam and traditional Afghan culture along with their attempts to contain the radical Islamic revolution emanating from Iran to gain a highly strategic foothold in Southwest Asia.

In 1988 ten years of fighting ended in Soviet failure and Afghan Mujahideen victory.  Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan but continued to provide military assistance to the Communist Afghan government.  At its height, the Soviet military contingent in Afghanistan numbered 100,000 personnel, some 15,000 Soviet soldiers were killed, and about 35,000 wounded. About two million Afghan civilians were killed. Resistance fighters  eventually toppled the Afghan communist government.The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan existed from 1978 to 1992 and was renamed the Republic of Afghanistan in 1987.

IRONICALLY THE SOVIET PRESENCE INITIATED US AND SAUDI FUNDING TO ARM THE MUJAHIDEEN FROM WHOM THE EXTREMIST TALIBAN WOULD LATER EMERGE.

TALIBAN are an extremist political and religious faction which emerged in Afghanistan in the mid-1990s following the withdrawal of Soviet troops, the collapse of Afghanistan’s communist regime, and the subsequent breakdown in civil order. The faction took its name from its membership,  mostly students trained in madrasahs (Islamic religious schools) established for Afghan refugees in the 1980s in northern Pakistan. In 1992 a coalition built mainly of the Mujahideen parties that had fought the communists, set up a fragile interim government. As rival militias vied for influence, inter-ethnic tensions flared, leaving the economy in ruins. Afghanistan became, in effect, a country ruled by militia leaders and warlords with a people in despair. In 1994 the Taliban emerged as a force for social order and quickly subdued the local warlords and corrupt governors. By late 1996, popular support for the Taliban as well as assistance from conservative Islamic elements abroad, enabled them to gain effective control of the country.

By 2001 the Taliban’s power extended over more than nine-tenths of the country. Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates gave formal recognition to the Taliban government but the movement was denied a seat at the UN due to  its extreme views. Under an extremist view of Sharia Law  women  were denied education, required to be veiled and not allowed outside alone with adultery punished by stoning. Human rights violations included public executions and amputations.

In 2000 in a bid to gain legitimacy the Taliban banned farmers from growing poppies. In a country dependent upon growing opium poppies the economy was brought to the brink of collapse. The CIA funded war lords who controlled the opium trade and when the economy collapsed many of the country’s farmers were forced to resort to growing poppies for the export trade. Today Afghanistan produces 90% of the global supply of illicit opium, and Afghans are victims of the global epidemic of narcotic addiction.

2001 Osama Bin Laden was accused of attacks on the World Trade Center by Al-Qaeda based in Afghanistan, the refusal by the Taliban to extradite Osama bin Laden led to UN sanctions against the regime.  In 2001 the United States and Britain launched an intensive bombing campaign against the Taliban and provided significant logistical support to anti Taliban forces in an attempt to force them to yield to its demands.

  • In July 2006 NATO troops replaced the U.S.-led coalition at the head of military operations, later assuming control of international military operations across the entire country.
  • 2009 newly elected President Barack Obama announced that some 17,000 additional U.S. troops would be sent to Afghanistan in the spring and early summer  The number of NATO troops in Afghanistan peaked in 2010 at nearly 150,000, accelerating a timetable for the training of Afghan security forces and the transfer of security responsibilities from NATO to the Afghan government.
  • In July 2012, President Obama designated Afghanistan a Major Non-NATO Ally.
  • By 2015, the Taliban had control over more than half Afghanistan’s rural areas. In the 1970s poppy production had been minimal, and largely for domestic consumption. By 2016  it was confirmed that Afghan government officials were battling with the Taliban for control of opium profits.

The final collapse of the 20-year western mission to Afghanistan took only a single day,  women and  girls now await  an uncertain   future. The so called ‘new Taliban’ have indicated that hard won female rights will continue yet with an ominous rider ‘within the framework of Sharia Law’.

Built and trained at a two-decade cost of $83 billion, Afghan security forces collapsed completely on August 16th 2021. The human costs of the war are immeasurable, fiscal costs will never be known, however, based on official data the US costs alone are a minimum of $978bn with a further $50bn spent by UK and German allies. It would seem that the ultimate beneficiary of the investment turned out to be the Taliban. We can only hope that they will live up to their current stated intentions and that the reconstruction of Afghanistan can finally begin, yet with so many vested global interests the future does not look bright.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

VACCINES AND THE PURSUIT OF LIBERTY

Those who accept vaccination believe they are contributing to herd immunity and protecting others while those who refuse or defer vaccination for whatever reason are seen as selfish, uneducated, naïve and dangerous. The unvaccinated are  now increasingly and vociferously portrayed as antisocial, endangering others. Social engineering is essential in order to achieve the objective of mass vaccination, by stereotyping and dehumanising those for whom the jury is still out. Humanity responds to emotional triggers whether at a personal or a collective level when significant events trigger our unresolved fears. The current pandemic is creating vulnerability as conscious and subconscious fears arise, we must have a care not to allow our understandable concerns to be exploited by those with questionable motives.

The public’s ready acceptance of blatant censorship under the pretext of “controlling misinformation” has shocked many by its speed. Only one voice is now allowed to be heard,  as websites with millions of followers seeking information are censored and social media accounts are blacklisted or removed. Science is in a dilemma as eminent professors, virologists and scientists who dare to warn of the need for caution risk losing funding, jobs, licenses and reputations in any attempt to provide information which conflicts with the mainstream line. Latest data shows that those who were previously infected with Covid have robust, long lasting immunity to variants while vaccine induced antibodies are temporary and specific to each variant and so will require “boosters” against endless new variants.

In the Middle Ages ‘heresy’ (an opinion which rejects the orthodox view) was defined as a crime, punishable by imprisonment, torture and death for millions. Today the unvaccinated have become the heretics of our time, assumed, often wrongly,  to be anti vaxxers they are increasingly viewed as pariahs, a sub class to be denounced, shunned or worse. Social media and newscasts are replete with comments describing the unvaccinated as ‘super spreaders’ with the American President accusing Facebook of ‘killing people’ by disseminating perceived misinformation about vaccine safety.

The mantra of science is repeatedly invoked by the mainstream, forgetful that science has been found to be on the wrong side of history on many occasions, not least through the rise of the pharmaceutical industry. We have learned to our cost and too late that antibiotics are known to result in higher mutation rates in bacteria due to adaptive evolution, leading to antibiotic resistance and a current dilemma in health care. Similarly vaccines can push viruses to mutate and it will be years before the long term effects of genetic modification and the novel mRNA vaccine are known.

THE WEST REPEATEDLY CRITICISES REGIMES WHICH DO NOT ALLOW DISSENT OR FREE SPEECH, WHILE FAILING TO SEE THE HYPOCRISY OF A MEDIA WHICH HAS STIFLED ALL OPPOSING VIEWS.

 

The goal of a mass vaccination programme raises the question: How to influence the population in order to gain the required response? Whether the social program is engineered or opportunistic, a successful outcome is assured by following the historical precedence of ‘Divide and Conquer’.

  • Prejudiced information is widely disseminated.
  • Opposing views are discredited along with the professionals who offer them.
  • Censorship is widely employed utilising the media, publishing, journalism…
  • Threats used of essential restriction, job loss, social interaction, education and travel
  • Mental confusion and emotional conflict is created through conflicting advice
  • A target group is identified to focus blame.
  • Dehumanising language is used to isolate and separate.

We live in worrying times and have seen examples in this century of what can occur when individuals or regimes demonise those perceived to be a threat. Propaganda and censorship go hand in hand and are achieved by stealth unless opposed.The term McCarthyism which required American citizens wrongly accused of being members of the Communist Party to submit to loyalty tests to gain or keep employment began with censorship and ended with thousands of innocent workers blacklisted. Homosexuality was classified a psychiatric illness in the 50s and became framed through propaganda as a dangerous, contagious disease which posed a threat to society, and family values, resulting in thousands being harassed and even imprisoned.

When the Nazi regime came to power in 1933 the German Constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and freedom of the press, the Nazis abolished these civil rights, destroying German democracy almost overnight. Censorship was used to control  magazines, books, art, theatre, music, movies, and radio, closing down or taking over newspapers and dictating what appeared in the news. Complacency is the disease which results in blind obedience and kills democracy.

Dynamics of mass consciousness: Creating and targeting an under class deemed to be subversive is but one step away from inciting actual violence perpetrated upon the perceived enemy. The masses are always led by a vocal minority, a vociferous portion inflame the passions, while the majority remain silent and conform in seeming agreement. Majority support is not required, the appearance of support is enough, the silence of the majority is taken for consent. Declaring someone or something to be an acceptable target has a predictable outcome, first verbally and then physically. Once a tipping point is reached, the dynamic cannot be controlled, it is never passive; anger and concern erupt as action. In the event of civil unrest any government is required to step in…

“All that is required for evil to flourish is that good men stand by and do nothing”

Our current worship of the ‘god’ of technology is herding us towards technological authoritarianism, ably used and accepted as an effective tool in ‘managing the pandemic’.This coupled with unwillingness to accept personal responsibility for our well being and the future of our children has led to dependency, a lemming like belief in those we have given authority to. We await instruction, believing whatever we are told, collectively racing for the cliff.

This is a moment in which humanity will decide its future, we are sleep walking towards extinction while having greater access to knowledge than ever before if we choose to listen. When we hear we can each decide what to believe… why would we fear any message which might change our mind?   

 

SEXUAL ABUSE AND ROYAL CONNECTIONS

WHY SHOULD LAWS APPLY WHEN SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS?

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Killyleagh, born in Buckingham Palace, the third child and second son of the Queen, was for the first 22 years of his life second in the line of succession to the British throne behind Charles Prince of Wales. Following the scandal related to his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and personal allegations of sexual assault and sex trafficking by Virginia Giuffre, Prince Andrew made a strategic withdrawal from public life. He lives comfortably among the horses and dogs in the Royal Lodge at Windsor, former residence of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Virginia Giuffre meanwhile has no such protection and has for 20 years sought justice in the courts against powerful people who manipulate the Justice system.

4/8/2021  AFTER REPEATED REQUESTS BY HER ATTORNEYS TO INTERVIEW PRINCE ANDREW WITH REGARD TO THE EPSTEIN/MAXWELL ENQUIRY WERE IGNORED, VIRGINIA GIUFFRE FILED PAPERS WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT OF NEW YORK UNDER THE ‘CHILD VICTIMS LAW’. CHARGES INCLUDE ‘RAPE IN THE FIRST DEGREE’ ‘SEXUAL BATTERY’ AND ‘SEXUAL ABUSE.’

The file states:  5.Plaintiff was regularly abused by Epstein and was lent out by Epstein to other powerful men for sexual purposes. 6. One such powerful man to whom Plaintiff was lent out for sexual purposes was the Defendant, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

The lawsuit went on: ‘In this country no person, whether president or prince, is above the law, and no person, no matter how powerless or vulnerable, can be deprived of the law’s protection’.

Under the Hague Convention, lawyers must serve papers in person within 120 days. Hours before her suit was  filed in New York, legal staff for Ms Giuffre waited in England for the Duke to go on his regular horse ride at Windsor Palace. They planned to hand him the documents in person before the news broke but Andrew foiled them and left for Balmoral Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II is currently spending the summer.

Requests from the criminal prosecutors of the Southern District of New York to “come in” and share information about what Andrew may know of Epstein’s sex trafficking network have fallen on deaf ears. Attorneys state: “We’ve reached out to Prince Andrew’s legal team a number of times over the last five years, we’ve made an attempt to engage with him to give him an opportunity to tell his side of the story, to provide any explanation or context, that he might have for his actions to try to resolve this without the necessity of litigation.The request, similar to issuing a subpoena, was made under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, an agreement between the two countries to share evidence and information in criminal cases. “They have totally stonewalled us just like they’ve stonewalled the criminal prosecutors in the United States. Every effort has been rebuffed”.

August 14th was the deadline allowing Ms Diuffre to sue under US legislation. As a result her attorney stated ” He’s going to be held to account…We can proceed with the suit, or proceed with a negotiation of a settlement. Unless previously settled the case will now go to jury trial. If he were to try to ignore the court the way he’s ignored us, there would be a default judgment entered against them,” he said. “That could be enforced in the United States or in England or elsewhere in the world.

As Ms Giuffre’s suit is a civil rather than a criminal matter there is no power of extradition to the US however Prince Andrew can make a statement under oath, or appear in an English Court to defend himself.  If he fails to respond within 120 days this can be viewed as Contempt of Court and  Miss Roberts’ could ask the US court to find in her favour in his absence without the need for a trial. This raises the possibility of the ninth in line to the throne being branded a sex offender and in view of his wealth, could result in compensation of millions of dollars. After looking at any potential US assets,  the courts could apply to claim assets in Britain through the UK courts.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, now an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse through her nonprofit organisation ‘Victims Refuse Silence’, has courageously detailed her many years of abuse by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislane Maxwell. She has stated “I did not come to this decision lightly…As a mother and a wife, my family comes first – and I know that this action will subject me to further attacks by Prince Andrew and his surrogates – but I knew if I did not pursue this action, I would be letting them and victims everywhere down.”

Dame Cressida Dick the head of Scotland Yard has revealed that a third review into the claims that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked a 17-year-old girl to the UK for sex with Andrew is underway. Stating that ‘No one is above the law’ and that British police are ready to help foreign detectives  into the Duke of York’s sex abuse allegations, declaring:  With one of the sex abuse claims made by Ms Roberts allegedly taking place in London any judgment against Prince Andrew in the US could put pressure on UK authorities to take action.  Legal experts have said such a civil case could drag on for years with profound implications for the monarchy.

The pending case against Ghislane Maxwell has international implications, involving paedophile power networks of politicians, heads of State, royalty and those charged with administering the legal system. Ghislane Maxwell is trying to get out of jail while others in her orbit are hoping never to go in. Due to stand trial in November on a charge of sex trafficking, Ms Maxwells choice of whether or not to co-operate with federal prosecutors to provide more information about all of the individuals (including Prince Andrew) whose names were written in his little black book, remains a  keen focus of interest for many.

THERE COMES A POINT WHERE THE REPUTATION OF THE ROYAL FAMILY IS GREATER THAN THAT OF ANY ONE MEMBER, AT SUCH TIMES THE STRATEGY IS TO CLOSE RANKS.  UNLESS  HE  IS  WILLING  AND ABLE TO CLEAR HIS NAME, IT WOULD SEEM THAT ANDREW  WILL  BE QUIETLY AND PERMANENTLY RELEGATED TO  A   SUBORDINATE  POSITION, WHILE  STILL  BENEFITTING  FROM  THE  LIFE  OF  EASE AND PRIVILEGE  INTO  WHICH  HE  WAS  BORN.

Within hours of the news breaking Prince Andrew arrived at the royal Scottish retreat of Balmoral with ex wife ‘Fergie’ Duchess of York, Princess Eugenie their daughter and her husband, for what was euphemistically described as ‘a few days holiday with the Queen’. Along with Prince Charles and Camilla senior members of the royal family will hear options from legal advisors as they confront the unimaginable crisis about to engulf the monarchy. We can perhaps predict a less lenient response  from the future monarch than that shown to Andrew by his mother. As Head of State and Supreme Governor of the Church of England we might assume that the Queen has the authority to compel her son to comply with legal requirements on either side of the Atlantic. After a lifetime of devoted service the Queen presides over a fragmented and some would say discredited House of Windsor during what is now viewed by many as the inevitable demise of the British monarchy.

An archaic UK law governing precedence states not only that the sovereign cannot commit a legal wrong and is immune from civil or criminal proceedings but also that no arrests can be made in the presence of the monarch or within the surroundings of a royal palace, whether or not the monarch is present. This raises an intriguing possibility – would voluntary ‘house arrest’ be an acceptable alternative in the current stand off between the House of Windsor and the US legal system?  A cynic might anticipate a sudden ‘virtual’ change of residence for the Prince, to one of any of the royal castles and palaces… Balmoral, Sandringham, Windsor…? 

The enduring historical threads of monarchy and church ensure these Institutions are always defended, for this is where the power structures lie. Sadly this is not the first time that a member of the British royal family has resisted requests by the Courts to give an account of royal patronage for a convicted paedophile.

See: Friends in High Places – Royalty Protecting Paedophiles (published August11th 2018)

 

 

 

 

Cosmic Cycles – Sacred Calendars of Time

According to many spiritual traditions Life Waves emanate from the higher spheres via portals, allowing soul groups to journey together to experience life in the physical world, through Cycles of time. This presents an opportunity for human consciousness to rise or fall in accordance with free will choices, inevitably negative as well as positive ones are made. While Free Will is the prevailing factor in soul progression, cosmic cycles exert a commanding influence. Put simply this chronology states that we are Time Travellers and our journey is measured in defined stages or Ages; a vastly different timetable than the one to which we in the West are accustomed. Indian, Egyptian and Mayan  records chart the history of humanity and are comparable.

The myopic vision of materialistic science considers the myth and legend of cultural groups throughout the world to be merely symbolic while Eastern tradition preserves the sacred text which is accepted as the spiritual history of mankind. Religous traditions, East and West, share a common theme of the rise and fall of previous civilisations with reference to cataclysmic fire and flood bringing about the fall of nations which had previously flourished. Jewish, Christian and numerous other Creation stories describe ‘The Great Flood’ and the story of Noah and his family’s survival and ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian texts refer to the sinking of Atlantis at the end of the previous Age. Native American Hopi tribe tell of the seeding of mankind to the Earth foretelling an outcome of destruction, unless mankind learns to live in harmony with Creation.

Astronomy currently estimates the age of the Universe to be around 13 billion years, corresponding remarkably to  ancient  Hindu cosmology. The Vishnu Puranas are the oldest records known to mankind, the time scales are unimaginable, surpassing anything acknowledged by traditional historical data. According to this cosmology Time is divided into distinct Cycles or Ages, commencing with the origin of Creation by ‘The One Absolute Being’ or God. The texts state that a Universe endures for 4 Cycles, each of which lasts for 4.32 billion years, before a time of destruction and renewal. Such Ages referred to as Yugas are Satya/Golden Age, Treta/Silver Age, Dvapara/Copper Age and Kali/Iron Age.

The Law of Equivalence – Heartbeat of the Universe

ALL CREATION IS GOVERNED BY COSMIC LAW. PLANETARY CYCLES ARE MIRRORED AT THE PERSONAL LEVEL. THE 4,3,2 PATTERN  IS A KEY TO COSMIC EVOLUTION REFLECTED IN COSMIC RATIOS OF THE SUN, MOON AND THE EARTH.

The optimum human heart beat is 72 beats per minute or 4,320  beats per hour.

The radius of the Earth is 360 degrees, 72 x 360 = 25,920 or 12 Ages

4,320 multiplied by 2 = the diameter of the moon (2,160 miles)

432,000 divided by 2 = the diameter of the sun (864,000 miles)

432 Hz is said to be mathematically consistent with the patterns of the Universe

432Hz tuning vibrates with the Golden Mean PHI and unifies the properties of light,time, space, matter, gravity and magnetism with biology, the DNA code and consciousness.

The cycles repeat as cosmic seasons, waxing and waning in accordance with celestial rhythms. Swami Sri Yukteswar, the guru of Paramahansa Yogananda, described the cyclical movement of celestial bodies and the impact upon the consciousness of mankind. ‘Our sun revolves around a seat of creative power, (The great Central Sun) as the sun with its planets and moons come to the place nearest this power centre, mental virtue is enhanced and mankind can comprehend the mysteries of spirit. When the sun in its orbit is furthest from this seat of power, the mind of man is disaffected and is then unable to grasp anything beyond the gross material world and as a result becomes materialistic.’

We are caught in a spiral of decline as the frequency is turned down to accommodate our choices. In the first stage or Age the energy that sustains is pure because we are in close proximity to the greatest light yet we have free will to make our own decisions, our accumulated error is reflected as a lowered vibration or a loss of purity of consciousness which in turn creates further error. As we progress to the next stage or Age greater effort is required to sustain our spiritual connection as the negative momentum compounds the downward spiral. In the third stage or Age the negative momentum inhibits our ability to align to the positive and we become more and more led by the mental faculties, convinced that we are right because as spiritual awareness decreases we become mentally oriented. By the time we reach the 4th stage or Age (the Kali Yuga) we are struggling to maintain mental and emotional stability. Spiritual awareness is then vastly diminished and life is seen not as a spiritual journey but in intellectual and physical terms of acquisition of money, property and the pursuit of power. Materialism is the altar at which worship. Mankind is currently living through the Kali Yuga corresponding to the descent of consciousness of the masses.

The Vishnu Parana says of this time:‘The leaders who rule over the Earth will be violent and seize the goods of their subjects…. The leaders with the excuse of fiscal need will rob and despoil their subjects and take away private property. Moral values and the rule of Law will lessen from day to day until the world will be completely perverted and agnosticisms will gain the day among men”   The text continues:

  • Rulers will no longer see it as their duty to promote spirituality or to protect their subjects: they will become a danger to the world.
  • People will start migrating, seeking countries where wheat and barley form the staple food.
  • Avarice and wrath will be common. Humans will openly display animosity towards each other.
  • Ignorance of dharma (spiritual law) will occur.
  • People will have thoughts of murder with no justification and they will see nothing wrong with that mindset.
  • Lust will be viewed as socially acceptable and sexual intercourse will be seen as the central requirement of life.
  • Sin will increase while virtue will fade.
  • People will take vows only to break them soon aftr.
  • People will become intoxicated to drinks and drugs.
  • Men will find their jobs stressful and goto retreats to escape their work.

The clearly observable decline in conduct correlating with lowered consciousness, egoic response and selfish choices in todays society, reflect the masses and a tipping point. Only an accelleration of spiritual awareness can limit the inevitable consequences, the survival of the human race will be determined by Free Will. For those who wish a return to spiritual values  the means by which we choose to connect to our true identity as multi dimensional spiritual beings is a matter of personal choice. Our experiences are governed from birth by a cosmic clock which we can choose to acknowledge or ignore. At the end of the cycle of Yugas a planetary transition occurs through the elements of fire or water to usher in the new Golden Age confidently expected by many who while awakened are not always well informed.  The emergence of a new Golden Age for the planet is inevitable in its time, whether humanity will continue to reside on this earthly platform is debatable. As always it is for each one of us to choose a path of degeneration or rejuvenation.

See: Truth and Light Chronicles by Carol Lamb

See:   Last Call – Hopi Prophecy Rock
First posted August 2015

(Credit image: Geometric Keys of Ancient Wisdom: Lori Tompkins)

 

 

 

 

COVID – FOLLOW THE MONEY

INVESTIGATORS SEEKING EVIDENCE TO CLARIFY ANY WRONG DOING LOVE A PAPER TRAIL….

Dr David Martin is Chairman of EMCAM Risk management, Underwriters of the world’s intangible assets in 168 countries, track and  trace Patent applications, Federal grants and government e records around the world, to monitor financial and corporate responsibility. Dr Martin has shared US  Patent records with the scientific community, recording the twenty year history leading up to Covid-19. This is a long video, if even part of it is true there are profound implications. Key points are below.  See video  

September 2000 – EMCAM was part of the investigation into the origins of the anthrax outbreak in the US and the unusual behaviour around ciprofloxacin, the drug manufactured by Bayers one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, used as a potential treatment for anthrax. In the Fall 0f 2001 EMCAM began monitoring an enormous number of bacterial pathogens being patented through government agencies NIH, NIAID, AMRAD (US Armed Services Infectious Disease Programme) and other international agencies who collaborated with them. There were concerns that corona virus was being seen not only as a potential manipulable agent for use as a vaccine vector but was also clearly being considered as a biological weapon candidate.

The US Patent Office is responsible for safe-guarding intellectual property to inventors and businesses, providing a verifiable public record. Documentation in the records of Spring 2020, show 120 pieces of evidence proving a programme of research and development into Corona Virus existing over more than 20 years. Records show that the reported gene sequence stated as ‘novel’ is not in fact new at all, for the Corona virus is not new to the human condition and has for a long time been part of the sequence of proteins that circulate, associated with the common cold. Records also show that SARS, the viral respiratory disease caused by the corona virus is not a natural progression of a zoonotic modification of a corona virus,  in other words it was made in the laboratory.

In 1984, Anthony Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The malleability of Corona virus was found to be a potential candidate for HIV vaccines.

  • 1999, Fauci funded the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill laboratory research programme, creating a NIAID built infectious replication of defective corona virus, specifically targeted for human lung epithelia.
  • January 28th, 2000 – US Patent 6372224 was the first vaccine application for Corona virus, made by Pfizer specifically for the S Spike protein. This was a Spike protein vaccine for a canine. (Ralph Berrick Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill worked on 2 target candidates, rabbits and canines.)
  • April 19th 2002 – US Patent Application 7279327 clearly lays out very specific gene sequencing, demonstrating that we knew that the ACE 2 Receptor, the ACE 2 binding Domain, the S1 Spike Protein and other elements of what we have come to know as Covid -19 was not only engineered in the laboratory but could be ‘synthetically modified using gene sequencing technologies, taking computer code and turning it into a pathogen or an intermediary of a pathogen.’  Gene technology to harness corona virus as a VECTOR to distribute HIV vaccine was funded exclusively in the early days.
  • April 2003 – Patent Application 7220852 filed by US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  The entire gene sequence of what became known as Sars Corona virus was filed under this application, justified by their PR team as “so that everyone would be free to research corona virus.”  This was disingenuous and a violation of US Code 35 Section 101 which states that ‘You cannot patent a naturally occurring substance’. The Patent Office rejected the application twice as un-patentable because the gene sequence was already in the public domain having already found 99.9% identity with the  existing corona virus recorded.
  • Patent 46592703P and Patent 776521  included and covered a series of derivative patents of multiple subject matter covering not only the gene sequence of Sars Corona virus but also of the means of detecting it using RTPCR, (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, the most sensitive technique for mRNA detection and quantitation currently available.)
  • Moderna received the spike protein sequence by phone from the vaccine research centre NIAID prior to the definition of the subclade . (a subclade is a  genetic subgrouping)
  • APRIL 2003Patent 7151163 was filed three days later by Sequoia Pharmaceuticals on anti viral agents, treatment and control of infections by corona virus.

THE QUESTION ARISES – HOW COULD THERE BE A TREATMENT FOR SOMETHING ONLY INVENTED 3 DAYS EARLIER?  Answer: The Sequoia Pharmaceuticals patent was issued and published before the initial CDC Patent number 7220852 on corona virus was approved. Patent Office records  available in the public archive office, show that after the initial  CDC Patent was rejected twice, an Appeal fine was paid the Patent Office to keep this information private, patent approval was not given until 2006/7.

‘If you own the patent of the gene itself and you own the patent on its detection you have a cunning advantage of being able to control 100% of the provenance of not only the virus itself but also of its detection: You have entire scientific and message control.’ 

      RICO PATTERN

The RICO Act is a United States federal law defining criminal conspiracy, racketeering  and collusion. Rico provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization, causing some to query the  possibility of a future RICO action. ‘This is the very definition of criminal conspiracy, racketeering and collusion – it is evidence. The degree to which that information could have been known to anyone  except for  insider information is zero, not physically possible. You cannot have information in the future informing something which does not yet exist.’

5TH June 2008  –  DARPA  the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military, actively took an interest in corona virus as a biological weapon.

  •  5th June 2008- Ablynx (now a part of Sanofi a French multinational pharmaceutical company) filed a specific number of patents in sequence for the novel feature of the SARS COV 2 virus. They specifically targeted what was called the Polybasic cleavage site, for SARS COV, the novel spike protein and the ACE 2 receptor binding domain allegedly novel to SARS COV 2 .
  •  May 2014 – The part of the NIAID headed by Fauci, awarded a $3.4 million grant to the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance working in partnership with Wuhan bio security lab China. This was later withdrawn.
  • November  24  2015  – Patent application 9193780 was made after the ‘gain of function moratorium’ of 2014 when funding was paused due to concerns by leading scientists regarding unacceptable risks of creating a pandemic.

Moderna then began negotiating with Arbutis Pharmaceuticals and Acuitas, two Canadian companies who owned the patent on the lipid nanoparticle required to deliver the injection of the mrna fragment.

  • November 2015 Moderna entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with Chapel Hill North Carolina University with respect of using the lipid nanoparticle to facilitate delivery of the spike protein. A potential candidate vaccine before a pathogen release had supposedly occurred.
  • 2016  Ralph Berrick published his paper stating that SARS Corona Virus was poised for human emergence, stating in a speech  ‘You can make a lot of money with this’.
  • 2016/17/19 – A  series of patents all covering not only the rna strands but sub components of gene strands, were all issued to Ablynx and Sanofi.

The Bidol Rights Act states that if the US government has paid for research it is entitled to benefit from the research as their right or at their whim. So why in 2017/2018 does NIAID  have to take ownership of the patent that they already have rights to and file a certificate of ownership? Perhaps due to the complexity of 73 Patent applications which existed by 2016 from multi national pharmaceutical companies, morphing and vying for commercial exploitation.

Sequoia Pharmaceuticals  is engaged in the discovery and development of antiviral therapeutics, focusing on combating drug-resistant viruses and Ablynx Pharmaceuticals is engaged in the discovery and development of nano-bodies. Ablynx is a subsidiary of Sanofi the fifth largest  pharmaceutical company in the world.

SEQUOIA AND ABLYNX BOTH ULTIMATELY BECAME ROLLED INTO

PROPRIETARY HOLDINGS OF PFIZER AND JOHNSON AND JOHNSON

  • 2018 – Patent 7279327 on the recombitant nature of lung targeted corona virus was transferred from the University of N Carolina to NIH, the US National Institute of Health.
  • March 2019 – Moderna  suddenly revitalised and amended 4 failed Patent filings to specifically make reference to ‘a deliberate or accidental release of corona virus’  to begin the process of vaccine development.
  • November 2019 – University of Carolina and Moderna began the sequencing of a spike protein on the single patent required to develop the Vaccine Research mandate.
  • August 2020 – Funding of  $7.5 million was reinstated for Echo Health Alliance with  stringent precautions. Peter Dazsak, the Chairman stated “we have an ongoing collaboration, we have data that we’ve gathered over 15 years of working in China — 5 years under a previous grant from the NIH — which haven’t been published yet”

Peter Dazsak was also part of the World Health Organisation team investigating the source of the Covid-19 outbreak. He is  quoted in 2015  We need to increase public understanding of the need for medical counter measures such as a pan corona virus vaccine..a key driver is the media and the economics will follow the hype. We need to use that hype to our advantage to get to the real issues- investors who will respond if they see profit at the end of the process”

The old adage comes to mind

CREATE THE PROBLEM AND PROVIDE THE SOLUTION

 

Listen to: ‘Wake up Ye Sleepers’ – Clann Destiny Macwestie

 

See also:

Censorship- Silencing the Covid Whistle Blowers

Covid Vaccine – A ‘Clever Trick’?

 

CENSORSHIP – SILENCING THE COVID WHISTLE BLOWERS

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WHEN WHISTLE BLOWERS ARE SILENCED WE MUST QUESTION THE AGENDA – CENSORSHIP IS ALIVE AND WELL. Rather than  listen to arguments for and against the vaccine why would we dismiss warnings from eminent pro vaccine scientists with proven track records? … Continue reading

ENGLAND FLAG – Glastonbury, Jesus and St. George

THE RELEVANCE OF FLAGS OF NATIONS INSPIRES HEATED DEBATE. THEY ARE CONSIDERED EITHER TO UNITE OR TO DIVIDE. WE CELEBRATE OR DENIGRATE ACCORDING TO OUR PERCEPTION AND BELIEFS.

For some their flag is a symbol of national identity and pride while others believe that any flag encourages nationalism. Some see the cross as the symbol of faith for others the cross is the sign of the persecutors and not of the true church. The England flag has gained a particular notoriety due to past  association with the Crusades of the Middle Ages, it has always been manipulated for political reasons and most recently highjacked by right wing political factions.All of this is only one part of what the flag signifies.

ACCORDING TO ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS ITS TRUE ORIGIN IS BOTH PROFOUND AND UNIQUE, LOST TO THE GENERATIONS WHO WAVE IT, OBLIVIOUS OF ITS SIGNIFICANCE. TO TRACE THE HISTORY WE MUST RETURN TO PALESTINE IN THE TIME OF THE CRUCIFIXION.

Joseph of Arimathea is mentioned in all four gospels and remembered as the man who provided his tomb in which to lay the body of Jesus  following the crucification.  He was so much more. As a follower of Jesus and also a voting member of the Sanhedrin Council responsible for the spiritual governance of the Jewish people, a body which officially wanted Jesus condemned to death, the affiliation had to be kept secret.  Crucified bodies were normally thrown into lime pits by the Romans but as the uncle of Mary, the mother of Jesus and therefore great uncle of Jesus, Joseph had a right to claim the body from the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate and did so.

There was another reason why Pilate might allow this, for Joseph was  an important man in his own right, well known to the Romans who referred to him as ‘Nobilis Decurio’, a position of high rank and status as Minister for Mines.  A  metal merchant, Joseph’s fleet of ships carried tin between Britain and Palestine. It is a well documented fact that Britain led the world in tin mining at this time and the islands were for a time afforded a degree of protection due to the valued trading connections which supplied Rome with the tin from which alloys were made. Numerous legends speak of the boy Jesus accompanying his uncle  on visits to England. This is the inspiration for Blake’s poem Jerusalem … ‘and did those feet in ancient times, walk upon Englands mountains green and was the Holy Lamb of God in Englands pleasant pastures seen’…

Following the crucifixion Joseph spent time in prison as a result of his allegiance to Jesus whose followers were being mercilessly persecuted and hounded and forced to leave Palestine by the occupying Roman authorities.  In AD37 along with a small band of disciples which included Mary Magdalene and Lazarus, he  set sail to seek refuge beyond the authority of Rome,  the islands of ‘Britaine’ on the farthest outskirts of the Roman Empire where Joseph was already well regarded.  They  landed in Marseilles, France, where they were met by a delegation of Arch Druids of France. In addition to Christians, Rome persecuted the Druidic Celtic tribes of Europe. An estimated 1 million Celts were killed in the region known today as France, with a further 1 million enslaved. This forged an unbreakable alliance between the British and French Celtic Druids. While internal tribal warfare was common among the Celts, they united fiercely against any foreign invader under their elected Pendragon, King Caradoc  (known to the Romans as Caractacus).  Lazarus and Mary remained in France and their links to the foundation of the early church there are historically documented. The main group continued on through Narbonne, Figeac, Rocamadour and Limoge to Marlaix where they were met by a delegation of British Druids led by Prince Aviragus of the royal Silurian tribe, of the Dukedom of Cornwall.

An interesting heraldic footnote: Among his many hereditary titles Prince Charles is ‘Duke of Cornwall’ a title inherited from the Celtic kingdom, he bestowed the title Duchess of Cornwall on his wife Camilla following their marriage.

Joseph and his companions were accompanied to England to ensure their safety. Crossing the English Channel they landed at Marazion Cornwall and the island of Ictis known today as Saint Michael’s Mount. Ictis was used by the Phoenicians, Greeks and  Romans trading with Cornish tin miners since ancient times, well known to Joseph whose ships would have docked there to load their cargoes of tin.

Travelling through Devon and Cornwall and the Mendip Hills, they followed what is today known as ‘The Michael and Mary Line’ a terrestrial ley line running SW across England. Boarding skiffs, (shallow hide covered rowing boats) they made their way via the River Brue and its tributary, the River Parret, through a marshy area of small islands known locally as Ynes Wyten or Avala ‘the place of apples’ a fruit sacred to the Druids. ‘Avalon’ is derived from Avala and known today as Glastonbury.

The party climbed a mound now known as Glastonbury Tor, here Prince Aviragus granted a Royal Charter of ‘a perpetual gift of 12 hides of land[‘ one hide for each apostle, representing 160 acres each, a sum total of 1,920 acres. The disciples settled and established their first church which later became an abbey. The ‘Glastonbury Charter’  was the first land ever dedicated in the name of Jesus Christ. It is the only land in the British Isles designated tax free. This charter was renewed and enlarged by successive monarchs and is recorded in the Domesday Book, the historical record of land, property and goods commissioned by William the Conquerer in 1086.  The inscription in the Domesday Book reads: ‘The Domus Dei in the great monastery of Glastonbury, called The Secret of Our Lord. This Glastonbury church possesses in its own ville X11 hides of land which have never paid tax”

This Royal Charter has long been used to prove the seniority of the British church over the church of Rome, a fact confirmed by the Vatican which recognises Joseph of Arimathea as the first apostle to Britain. Precedence dictates seating arrangements at conferences and conclaves; in settling a dispute in 1931, the Vatican Curia confirmed that Britain is the senior Christian country with the worlds first Christian church outside of Palestine, a further means by which the historical records are preserved and can be traced and authenticated.

Many  Celtic Druid chieftains were converted as Druid and Christian faiths merged with Prince Aviragus  converted by Joseph of Arimathea.  In a gesture of gratitude for the gift of land, sanctuary, respect and friendship, Joseph presented him with an insignia and Standard, customarily worn on the shield of the Chieftain. This was the ‘long cross’ a red cross on a white background which, with its unequal arms, commemorated the cross on which Jesus was crucified. In 44AD Emperor Claudius invaded Britain and the Celtic tribes fought ferociously to defend their land and culture before the country was settled by treaty. 

The ancient British Chronicles tell the story:   ‘Joseph converted this King Aviragus, by his praying to know ye laws divine. And baptized him as write hath Nennius, the Chronicler in Brytain tongue full fine and to Christian laws made him incline. And gave him then a shield of silver white, a cross and longe and overthwart full perfete. These armes were used throughout all Brytain for a common syne, each man to know his nacion. And thus his armes by Joseph Creacion, full longafore Saint George was generate, were worshipt here of mykell elder date’

The ‘long cross’ flag was adopted as the flag of the Church of England when Henry Vlll broke with the church of Rome and is still flown from churches in England today. It was later adopted by many Christian nations in the Middle Ages. The red-on-white cross used extensively across Northern Italy today is derived from the long cross of St Ambrose, bishop of Milan between 374AD and 397, adopted as the flag of Milan in1045. A text mentioned in the Genovese annals for the year 1198, refers to a red flag with a depiction of St George and the dragon. The Genoese flag with the red cross was used alongside this “George’s flag”, from at least 1218. 

The flag of England later became synonymous with the the flag of St George, the patron saint of England who was born around 280AD in Izmit, present day Turkey. He is believed to have been born of a Christian family, a high ranking aristocratic soldier of  the Roman Emperor Diocletians personal guard. He opposed the savagery of the Roman persecution and was executed on April 23rd 303AD for refusing to renounce his Christian faith. He is the patron saint of  many other countries including Aragon, Catalonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Moscow, Istanbul, Genoa and Venice. St George was considered to embody the values of courage and faith embraced by Christian tradition. 

For many the cross remains irrevocably associated with the ignominy of the Crusades in the Middle Ages, initiated and directed by the church of Rome. The red cross was adapted as the Cross of the Knights Templar, a military Order of the church of Rome and worn on the chest of the knights. Crusaders were drawn from Christian European nations during the religous wars against Muslims and  so called heretics i.e. those who did not adhere to Catholic dogma.  

The heritage of a nation is conserved and displayed in Heraldry. The long cross is incorporated into the Coat of Arms of the City of London and is also the ensign of the Royal Navy, along with the Union flag of the United Kingdom.

When Joseph of Arimathea and his friends climbed Glastonbury Tor over 2,000 years ago the weary travellers planted their staffs to commemorate the journey, a path now known as  Wearyall Hill. Joseph planted his staff, made from the Levantine thorn of Palestine, it took root and became a tree over time and for centuries flowered at Christmas and Easter. It was desecrated by Oliver Cromwell’s troops during the Civil War 1642- 1651 and despite suffering repeated vandalism was replanted each time and continued to bloom. Sprigs were sent to the Queen each Christmas and today a sprig of the HolyThorn grows in the gardens of Highgrove the home of Prince Charles, a legacy of the nations Christian past and the promise of todays multi faith traditions.

 

 

COVID VACCINE – A ‘CLEVER TRICK’?

TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS WE MUST BE INFORMED

The new mRNA vaccines have been described as ‘a way of tricking the immune system’ by delivering lipid nanoparticles, fatty molecular envelopes, as a  mechanism to help strands of mRNA evade the body’s biological gatekeepers. Paula Cannon, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine commented:  “The immune system is incredibly complicated and it’s different from person to person… “There’s always a concern when you are trying to trick the immune system — which is what a vaccine does — that you could have unintended side effects,”

19-year-old Simone Scott received her second dose of the Moderna vaccine on May 1st.  Within hours she became ill and was hospitalised, developing  what her doctors believe was myocarditis, a rare inflammation of the heart muscle. Simone underwent a heart transplant one month later and died on May 11th.

 13-year-old Jacob Clynick of Michigan died June 16, three days after he received his second dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, “he had no known health problems and was on no medications.”  Preliminary autopsy results indicated that following his vaccination, Jacob’s heart became enlarged and was surrounded by fluid — symptoms similar to those documented in other teen boys who experienced myocarditis following COVID vaccination. A family member stated “If Jacob had not received the 2nd shot, we believe he would be alive today.”

Justin Harrington, a 21-year-old New Jersey student, suffered severe heart inflammation within 8 to 12 hours of receiving his second dose of Moderna’s COVID vaccine. Justin’s  school required him to get the vaccine in order to attend classes in the fall. Justin’s father, Timothy Harrington, said his son felt different after the second shot. “Every time his heart beat it hurt and he felt pressure,.. “Then he developed heart pain down both arms.” Two days after Justin received the second shot, his father took him to the emergency room at Morristown Memorial Hospital because the symptoms had worsened. “The physicians weren’t connecting it to the vaccine until I informed the doctors my son just got the vaccine, and shared with them the information I had found on myocarditis,” Justin now has minor scarring on his heart and Harrington said even though his son has been released, he still has chest pain and his life is not the same. “He has to wear a heart monitor and take four different medications for six months…He has to sleep propped up, can’t exert himself so is unable to work.” Doctors hope they caught it early enough that there will be no other issues but this is uncertain.

  • On June 2, the Israeli Health Minister said that a  “probable” link  had been found between Pfizer’s COVID vaccine and rare cases of heart inflammation in young men . Israeli health officials first flagged the issue in April, when they reported more than 60 cases, mostly in young men who had received their second dose of vaccine.
  • Officials at the European Medicines Agency said on May 28, they had received 107 reports of myocarditis following the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Europe has lower rates of vaccination for young people.
  •  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – a total of 475 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis were recorded in patients 30 and younger. CDC data showed 196 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis among 18 to 24-year-olds through May 31, compared with an expected rate of between 8 and 83 cases.

A search in the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) reveals 900 cases of pericarditis and myocarditis reported in the U.S. among all age groups following COVID vaccination, between Dec. 14, 2020 and June 4, 2021. An emergency meeting of its advisers was called for June 18.  Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, confirmed there had been “a higher-than-expected number of cases of heart inflammation among young people recently vaccinated with their second doses of the mRNA vaccine.

THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUND THAT PEOPLE PREVIOUSLY INFECTED WITH SARS-CoV-2 WERE LESS LIKLEY TO BE REINFECTED THAN FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD NEVER HAD THE VIRUS.

Studies also suggest that people who’ve already had the disease or were recently infected are more at risk of severe adverse reactions i.e. a potential risk of harm if  vaccinated at a vulnerable time.  Since the vaccine is intended to trigger an immune response it is not unreasonable to assume that those who may already have natural immunity due to previous  or current infection might be at increased risk when later vaccinated and we often have no way of knowing whether a person was previously infected but asymptomatic. In such cases the body will trigger an exaggerated immune response with potential damage to organs and tissues where there is vulnerability. This is the  reaction seen in increased rates of blood clots causing stroke and heart attack in a minority of those vaccinated.

According to researchers at the National Organization for Rare Disorders, myocarditis can result from infections but “more commonly the myocarditis is a result of the body’s immune reaction to the initial heart damage.”  The link between myocarditis currently under investigation is as yet unproven, we must hope that the vaccine itself does not prove to be the agent initially responsible for attacking the heart muscle, initiating an exaggerated immune response which is difficult to control. The UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) will be advising against pressing ahead with a vaccination campaign for teenagers.

Moderna denies any link between vaccine and heart inflammation. While acknowledging Covid risk factors, it is vital for each of us to remain alert to the conditions now being investigated as potentially vaccine linked. Without accurate reporting of adverse reactions there is no hope of assessing the true risk factors, it is already too late for some.

Shooting the Messengers:  First published  2021/2/23

Vaccines: More Haste – Less Speed:    First Published 2021/01/10

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CANADA’S ‘pedophile playground’

Updated 28.6.21

A FURTHER 700 BODIES MOST OF THEM CHILDREN, HAVE BEEN LOCATED IN UNMARKED GRAVES IN SASKATCHEWAN IN THE UNFOLDING STORY OF CANADA’S CULTURAL GENOCIDE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.

  • June 24th:  700 Bodies in unmarked graves  found at The Marieval school formerly run by the Catholic Church. Members of the Cowessess First Nation and Canada’s Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nations (FSIN) said that the unmarked graves were found  in Saskatchewan province, using  ground penetrating radar, close to where the Cowessess now reside.The school was founded in the 1890s by Catholic missionaries, the Canadian government funded the school from 1901 and took over management in 1969 by which time headstones had been removed by representatives of the Catholic Church. The school closed in 1999.
  • ‘A pedophile playground’: Survivor details experiences attending Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan’

  • June 4th 2021: The remains of 215 children, some as young as three years old, discovered in the grounds of the former Kamloops  Catholic Residential School.  Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community confirmed that the remains had been located using ground-penetrating radar and that these were former residents of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. “To our knowledge, these missing children are undocumented deaths.”  Kamloops was the largest in the Indian Affairs school system implemented the government assimilation policy aimed at integrating Indian children into the dominant white colonial settler community. Canada’s Cultural Genocide of Abuse: posted 2018

In a predictable carefully worded statement, Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops had expressed “our deepest sorrow for the heartrending loss of the children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.” Psychologists speak of ‘distancing language’ used by abusers (in this case the Catholic church) to distance themselves from the consequence of their crimes. The 215 children are symbolic of the true ‘loss’, the lost 1st Nation who were systematically abducted, persecuted, neglected, abused, even tortured and killed in an effort to obliterate their cultural and religious traditions.

From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 First Nations children were required to attend state-funded Institutions, church schools most of which were Catholic.  and  forced to convert to Christianity. Those who refused suffered the most extreme penalties, many concealed in unmarked graves to ensure parents and the authorities could never discover the truth.

IN 2014 THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION HAD DEFINED THE GOVERNMENT POLICY AS CULTURAL GENOCIDE AND MADE 94 ‘CALLS TO ACTION’, ONE OF WHICH RECOMMENDED A PAPAL APOLOGY.

In 2016 Canadian bishops issued an invitation to Pope Francis to deliver an apology on Canadian soil. The outgoing president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops urged caution, stating “the matter had to be considered carefully because it can be really expensive…. “. We must assume he was alluding to potential compensation claims. In May 2017, Justin Trudeau the Canadian Prime Minister repeated the request during an official visit to the Vatican.  In March 2018  it was announced that Pope Francis would not be delivering an apology: ‘after carefully considering the request and extensive dialogue with the bishops of Canada, he (the pope) felt that he could not personally respond”

The implications of generational trauma is now understood. Indigenous leaders have cited the legacy of abuse, separation and isolation as the root cause of epidemic rates of mental health issues, alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide on Reservations. The  discoveries will inevitably reignite trauma memories and PTSD for many. Chief Harvey McLeod of the Upper Nicola Band attended the Kamloops residential school for two years as did both his parents, and his eight siblings. Following the discovery on May 27th, he recalled the two years that he attended. “I know that there were incidents happening there because I went through a lot of experiences myself. I know people that just disappeared, and we assumed that they ran away and got away and are at home somewhere, but never did see them again,” said McLeod.“It’s going to take a lot of strength to walk with our people while they remember the hurt and pain from that school.  He describes how the residential school system scarred generations in his family. The physical and sexual abuse he suffered at the school in Kamloops terrorised him, his family and his classmates. ” In 1966 I was a person that didn’t want to live anymore, it changed me,” he said, comparing the trauma to that of a prisoner of war.

The Report by the Commission had estimated that more than 6,000 children died while at residential schools over a period of several decades, but acknowledged it was impossible to know the true number
In 2019, PierreTrudeau and his government publicly accepted that the harm inflicted on indigenous peoples in Canada amounted to genocide as defined by the United Nations and apologised publicly. The papal apology is yet to materialize.

See also:

Canada’s Dark Secret:

My auntie survived Residential school

 

 

 

 

ALZHEIMERS – A teaching

DORIS IS A REMINDER  OF THE NEED TO PRIORITISE THE CARE OF A GENERATION  WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED SERVICE TO THEIR FAMILY AND COMMUNITIES.

Like many of her generation Doris learned about resilience early in life, it imbued her with an indomitable spirit.  Born in 1923, in the north of England, her teenage years were marred by war but she met and married a Canadian soldier stationed in England. At the end of the war when the Allied forces had returned home she travelled to Canada with their nine month old daughter to begin a new life. Sadly like so many war brides of the  time her hopes were dashed when the marriage quickly ended. Doris made the long lonely journey home to England to begin, instead, life as a single mother but later remarried and a second daughter was born.  Like most people she knew Doris worked as an operative in the Lancashire cotton mills, from the age of 15 until her early forties when the cotton workers lung disease, byssinosis forced her to seek other employment.

Doris used to say the ‘When God closes a door he opens a window’ and this proved to be a crossroads of choice for her. Lacking qualifications, she applied for work at the local hospital as a cleaner,  progressing to Ward Orderly before training as an Anaesthetic nurse, a post she held for some years. Doris worked  with the prestigious pioneering team who became world famous when they announced the birth of the first ‘test tube baby,’ Louise Brown, the fore runner of today’s IVF.  At the age of 50 Doris began a three-year course in midwifery training, studied and passed her finals to become a fully qualified midwife. After several years as a staff nurse she became a ward sister on the premature Care ICU, a job she was totally dedicated to.

Following her retirement Doris remained active, enjoying holidays abroad with her husband before his passing. The family expected her to find widowhood difficult, however, she gained a new lease of life. As a gifted writer, she wrote her autobiography which was published. As the family matriarch she helped raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren and finally a great great grandchild, keeping a daily journal and recording her daily life as a doting grandma, in prose.

                                                        On the Corner

I stand on the corner each day, wet or fine, and watch for that lovely great grandson of mine. He comes down the road with a smile on his face, on his dad’s shoulders, they set quite a pace but daddy must set off again, what a race. So off we go now, my great grandson and me to my house for breakfast and Children’s TV.  Ms Mallet, short stories and Sesame Street. Then shopping around, there’s always a treat, the best is the Roundabout, his favourite ride, he goes round and round, all the cars he has tried. Now it’s home time… he gives me a kiss. Back home to mummy, he’s waited for this. So I’m off on the bus with this tired boy of mine but I’ll be on the corner each day, wet or fine.

At the age of 82, it became evident that Doris was experiencing memory problems, she was diagnosed with Alzheimers at the age of 86 and made the transition from independent living to residential care. Doris was supported by a team of dedicated holistic therapists pioneering alternative approaches to health care by the Living Memory Research Trust and was delighted to take part in a video project to increase medical and community awareness. Doris unexpectedly became the teacher providing a unique client perspective. Project workers described how she had enriched their knowledge: “She helped me to know what it felt like to lose your memory, your ability to communicate and your independence because of Alzheimer’s.”

An articulate woman, when asked  to describe what  it feels like when you can’t remember, she replied. “It’s like you remember a little bit and then it stops and then it’s like another bit of film interrupts it, then you don’t know where you are. I finish up not understanding what I am seeing. It feels like shutting off. It’s like a blankness that you can’t see through. Like a door that won’t open for you.”   She described her feelings when this happens:  “ I feel a bit helpless. I can go on struggling and struggling with it but if you let go of it, sit down, have a cup of tea and let 15 minutes pass, then it’s gone and I’m back to normal again.”   Her advice was: “Leave me to struggle at the beginning with it and that will help me pull my brain together. Don’t you say anything until I ask you. The condition gets bigger and bigger if someone interrupts you. “ Asked what she found most difficult she said: “The only thing that agitates me with people is that they don’t take any notice of what you’re saying or they look like they don’t believe what you’re saying, as though you are romancing or something. Then it makes me shut up because it’s embarrassing. “

Doris eagerly participated in a series of videos as part of a therapist training programme, ignoring the camera and expressing herself animatedly as she took part in a sensory programme using aromatic oils, sound, colour and music.  She appreciated the opportunity to become a teacher and somewhat  assertively encouraged interviewers to  “go home and make yourself some notes about the questions you want to ask next time”. Even after experiencing a stroke, Doris was happy to continue with the video project despite her increasing disability and memory loss.

She derived great pleasure in observing the rowan tree outside her window, observing the seasonal changes and watching the birds. Inevitably her illness progressed, yet more slowly than expected . After seven years Doris remained almost fully independent and mobile, causing the consultant neurologist to question whether the initial diagnosis had been correct. (confirmed by later brain scans in the  final stages of her illness). The self help Living Memory Alzheimers project (named Doris’s Day in her honour) has since  been used effectively by families and and carers and has been incorporated into residential therapy  programmes.

Doris passed away at the age of 93 and we planted a Rowan tree in remembrance. The Living Memory therapist team gave this fitting tribute:  “Our time with Doris became much more than a therapy session, she was our teacher, surrogate mother, grandmother and friend and gave much more healing than she received, all our lives were enriched through our connection to her. We loved her dearly and continue the work we began with her to ensure that her legacy lives on to give hope and practical advice to carers doing their best for those with this debilitating disease.  Thank you Doris

 

HAS COVID MADE US MORE – OR LESS SPIRITUAL?

In 2019, 7% of the world population stated that they are either atheist or agnostic with a noticeable increase in the West. The decline of church attendance across much of the world  does not  however reflect belief  but affiliation. Whether or not they ascribe to a mainstream religion, the vast majority of the global population state a belief in a Creator or a Supreme Intelligence. There is if anything, a growing awareness and belief in the existence of the soul and its continuation beyond death.

Religiously Unaffiliated

The religiously unaffiliated number 1.1 billion, which accounts for about one-in-six (16%) of people worldwide. Perception and results are skewed when non affiliation is confused with agnosticism or atheism. These numbers can include people who do not identify with any particular religion but may have a strong faith, for example the growing number who consider themselves Christian but do not attend church or may follow ‘New Age’ movements. For example, belief in God or a higher power is shared by 7% of Chinese unaffiliated adults, 30% of French unaffiliated adults and 68% of unaffiliated U.S. adults.

ANOMALIES SHOWN BY EVERY POLL SUGGEST A RADICAL SHIFT IN SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION INDICATING THAT THE RIGHT QUESTION IS NOT BEING ASKED.

2004 survey by the BBC in 10 countries showed the proportion of the population “who don’t believe in God” to be close to 17% with 8% specifically stating that they consider themselves to be “atheists” however almost 30% of all atheists surveyed said they sometimes prayed.

2012 Pew Research Center’s Global Study of 230 countries and territories indicated 16% of the world’s population is not affiliated with a religion, while 84% are.  Almost one quarter, 23% of those with no religious identity (including atheists and agnostics) still believe in a God and maintain various religious beliefs and practices.

  • A majority (53%) of Canadians stated a belief in God however 28% of Protestants, 33% of Catholics, and 23% of those who attended weekly religious services did not.
  • In the United States, only 5% of the population did not have a belief in a god, yet out of that small group only 24% self-identified as “atheist”.
  • In the Netherlands, 41.1% of “convinced atheists” stated a belief in telepathy, 21.1% in reincarnation, 13.3% in life after death, and 1.6% in Heaven!
  • China has State atheism and by far the largest global percentage of those ascribing to atheism, however 85% of the population state that they practice various kinds of religious behaviours with some regularity.

2018 by Gallup International Poll  to explore religious tendencies of 66,000 people in 68 countries across the world:  62% of people  defined themselves as religious, however 74% of respondents said they believe people have souls and 54% believe in life after death.

Map showing global religous affiliation  

Grey denotes agnostic or atheist.

 

  1. Christianity (blue) dominates  the Americas, Europe and the southern half of Africa.
  2. Islam (green) is the top religion in a string of countries from northern Africa through the Middle East to Indonesia.
  3. India stands out as a huge Hindu bloc (dark orange).
  4. Buddhism (light orange) is the majority religion in South East Asia and Japan.
  5. Israel is the world’s only majority-Jewish state (75% Jewish with 18% Muslim) along with  a significant Jewish presence (20%, with 80% Muslim) in the West Bank.Counted as one country, the Jewish majority would drop to around 55%.

Grey areas: United States is majority Christian, but the atheist/agnostic share of its population alone is bigger than the total population of most other countries. China has the highest percentage of atheists in the world with 67% not believing in religion. Seven out ten people are atheists, more than double that of any other country with 23% considering themselves as non-religious people. A mere 9% identify as religious in China. In comparison, only 1% of people in Thailand and 2% in India define themselves as atheists.

Map shows religous affiliation in Europe 

Grey denotes agnostic or atheist

A glance at the European map shows Sweden, the Czech Republic, the UK, Germany and France as the next least religious countries. In Sweden 18% of people define themselves as atheist and 55% as non-religious,  the Czech Republic is 25% atheist and 47% non-religious. In the UK, 11% of people claim to be atheist and 58% non-religious.

 

July 2020: Pew Research Centre for ‘The importance of Prayer and God in life’

Religious commitment is lower in places where life is easier. Higher levels of wealth typically denote lower levels of prayer. In every surveyed country with a GDP of more than $30,000 per person, fewer than 40% of adults say they pray every day (except in the United States (where 55% of adults pray daily).

Americans enjoy a high standard of living, high rates of literacy and education, a developed economy and a representative democracy. However, compared with other similarly developed countries, the U.S. has relatively high levels of economic inequality, infant mortality and imprisonment rates. Israel with a markedly higher GDP than the other countries is the only country in the Middle East-North Africa region where fewer than 50% of adults pray every day.

Large-scale catastrophes such as famines, wars and earthquakes spur increases in religious behaviour however research indicates that this allegiance is temporary and not sustained.

  • Gallup surveys dating back nearly 80 years show that in 1939, 39% of Americans aged 40 and older and 36% of U.S. adults younger than 40 claimed to have attended church in the last week. Both groups saw a rise in attendance in the post war period – the early years of the Cold War followed by a decline in the late 1950s as American wealth increased.
  • The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, defined  the 21st century to date. According to Gallup polls, religious attendance the first weekend after the attacks was up six percent from the weekend before. (Walsh 2002) The response was not sustained, November polls were already indicating that church attendance had retreated back to normal levels.
  • The February 2011 earthquake in New Zealand resulted in 185 deaths and thousands of injuries. The New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study discovered that people living in the Canterbury region in that period showed an increased religious affiliation of 3.4%. compared with a 1.6% net drop in religious affiliation across the rest of New Zealand.

It will be interesting to see the effect of the Covid epidemic on religous affiliation and perhaps more accurately on spiritual values. Ironically, both demand disciplined practice to be effective.

 

SOUL MATRIX

IN ANCIENT TRADITION THE SOUL IS DEFINED AS AN ASPECT OF SPIRIT, A SPARK OF THE SUPREME CONSCIOUSNESS – THE GEOMETRY OF DIVINITY THROUGH WHICH ALL SOULS ARE CONNECTED.

Ancient wisdom predating materialist science by thousands of years, teaches that the purpose of Life is the evolution of consciousness, an awakening to our true origin and identity as spirit. All spiritual traditions hold that the soul is the eternal aspect of consciousness which survives the death of the physical  body, they differ however in their interpretation of the journey. Humanity has searched for answers, formulating belief systems adapted through time to provide a framework from which to consider our origins with over 40 Creation myths proving surprisingly similar.  The roots of the major world religions with their many branches are as old as humanity, founded by those who epitomised the concepts. Their individualised message is first crystallised, attracting millions of adherents, before becoming fossilised by dogma and interpretation, then to be renewed by the next Messenger.  Disillusionment with the rise of materialistic science coupled with recent financial and child abuse scandals within the churches has led  many to seek alternative paths. In turning once more to the sacred origins of Eastern philosophies, the so called ‘New Age’ movement is forging new alliances to reintroduce ancient truths.

 The Geometry of Divinity: In metaphysical terms the soul is an aspect of God consciousness, stepped down through vibrational fields to experience life in the physical dimension as an individuated consciousness. This Source is variously referred to as Brahma, God, Allah or the ‘I AM’. Other religions including Buddhism do not believe in a personification of God but acknowledge divine incarnations, those who serve humanity as enlightened beings. The ‘I AM Presence’ of sacred scripture is the spark, a divine essence present within each soul. Human consciousness is dual, comprised of form and formlessness, the soul residing intermittently within etheric dimensions between lives. The lower aspect takes form in the lower register of the physical world as the ‘soul personality’ to gain evolutionary progress through experience.

 Descent of the Soul: According to esoteric tradition  the soul links to the foetus while in the womb,through a developing subtle energy field of chakras and meridians. Opinions differ as to when this occurs. ‘Other life memory’ is encoded at the cellular level and within a memory sheath encapsulating mental/emotional frequencies governing cognitive and sensory faculties.  Together these fields morph into an interactive unit, of body, mind and spirit to provide vehicles of  locomotion, thought, feeling and perception.

The soul expressed as human consciousness retains an energetic connection with its divine origin through the heart chakra.  During pregnancy the heart begins to beat at 22 days gestation, followed by active foetal blood circulation by the end of week 4. In esoteric tradition, this is believed to be the impulse from the ‘I AM Presence’ maintaining connection through the mediation of the ‘Higher Self’, the aspect of consciousness which holds the accrued wisdom of perfected lives. 

Guidance and Free Will:  The Higher Self overshadows the soul on Earth via morphogenetic planetary fields of radiating light, however, the lower consciousness can only be guided in accordance with Free Will.  In order to make sense of the physical environment , the soul is first directed by the Intellectual cognitive consciousness (the lower mental)  which corresponds with the ego or self identity. Immersion in the gross vibration veils the higher perception, resulting in identification with the physical body and the material world. Dependent upon its evolutionary progress, the soul may become increasingly enmeshed believing this to be the true reality. With an increasing focus upon the material world, the connection with the Higher Self is eroded, resulting in agnosticism or atheism, a complete denial of spiritual identity. The soul is then governed by the intellectual lower intelligence or egoic consciousness.

Sleeping Souls: Those who have not yet awakened to their true reality are described as ‘sleeping’, when a soul awakens and seeks greater spiritual understanding, connection is made with the ‘Higher Self. Optimum opportunities, often described as ‘serendipity’ or coincidence, then arise in the physical world through significant meetings or experiences which provide alternative choices. Intuitive faculties can then develop to assist the unfolding of higher awareness. Where spiritual awareness is maintained, the Light core at the centre of the physical body ignites and expands absorbing and recalibrating the vibratory frequency through a process of transmutation. If there is continued application through continuous alignment a partnership evolves between the lower and the higher consciousness to allow increased awareness of a Life Plan to nurture purpose and function.

Downloading the Data:  The Akashic Record described by mystics and sages refers to a cosmic field which holds the record of of all that has happened in the Universe, a Cosmic databank which conserves and conveys information. This field correlates with the Zero Point Field lately discovered by science. Quantum science is now confirming the morphogenetic fields initially proposed by biologist Rupert Sheldrake as collective data banks of recorded experience. It is a fact of physics that energy fields are unbounded, this means that human energy fields extend indefinitely beyond Time and Space and are not limited by the body or the brain.  Soviet scientists from the Bio-information Institute, headed by A. S. Popow, measured the bio-currents manifested in the energy surrounding the human body which they called the “bio-field”. They discovered that living organisms emanate vibrations at a frequency between 300 and 2,000 nano-meters, evidencing that a strong and widespread bio-field can transfer energy more successfully. (the principle behind spiritual healing.)

Research now shows that these informational data banks of sub atomic particles carry genetic patterns, including DNA, which act like energy templates to carry the genetic data required to generate cellular activity at the subtle level, with subsequent biological genetic imprinting. Morphogenetic fields are derived from a body’s own past actions and from the structures and actions of ancestors.   A pattern holds the collective record of human evolution, imprinting mankind at a sub conscious level, an explanation of Carl Jungs’ theory of the Collective Unconscious. The individual soul is therefore imprinted with both a collective and a personal history relating to past incarnations, this is the karmic sheath  of the auric field through which the memory of other lives is passed. A morphogenetic field is therefore a pattern of information that determines behaviour.

Physical death: With the death of the body, physical matter disintegrates and dissolves, the imprinted molecular structure of the subtle energy fields is retained as a ‘light body’ and returns to the astral dimension. The mental/emotional field retains the samskaras’ (imprints) recorded in the memory body which then gravitates to receive deeper understanding through the Life Review. This is the intermediary astral plane plane accessed by mediums and psychics, which allows for contact with deceased relatives. It is also the dimension described in ‘Near Death’ and ‘Out of Body Experiences.’ When the cycle of instruction has been completed, the Higher Self then draws upon the sub atomic residual particles of experience to initiate a new vehicle and rebirth occurs. In this way an opportunity is provided to meet once again with souls previously encountered to resolve differences or to complete unfinished tasks. The Law of Karma – Cause and Effect is enacted through the continuity of consciousness.

Ascension of the Soul: The soul evolves through a process of refinement, an evolved soul continues the journey in service to others, overcoming increasing challenges to gain wisdom and compassion. The consciousness of such a soul remains connected to the Higher Self accepting guidance as it moves between the planes to guide the soul personality. This evolutionary process occurs through a continuity of lives in accordance with a predetermined Life Plan and purpose which allows for the completion of a cycle of lives. In order to ascend, the enlightened soul relinquishes not only the physical body but the associated residual mental/emotional imprints which dissolve allowing the soul  to merge with the Higher Self. A highly evolved soul having achieved multiple ‘ascensions’  has no requirement for further embodiment. Such a soul then operates from the realm of the ‘I AM Presence’ of Master souls, bodhisattvas and those beings who have elected to serve humanity.

        SPIRITUAL MASTERY IS A PROCESS OF REFINEMENT

AN ALCHEMY OF THE SPIRIT

                                               A RETURN TO OUR ORIGINS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOOTING THE MESSENGERS

As hopes rise that vaccines can help control the pandemic, some of the world’s leading immunologists are expressing concerns of a potential further epidemic of autoimmune disease linked to the vaccine programme.

Professor Shoenfeld, credited as the ‘father of auto-immunity’ along with co-author Darja Kanduc from the University of Bari, Italy have warned of ‘molecular mimicry’ related to a number of genetic sequences that are identical in both the human genome and that of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. The immunologists first drew attention to the identical sequences in a paper in Clinical Immunology published June 2020. Noting specific groups of proteins found deep in the lungs, the site of covid pneumonia, they suggest that peptide sequences used in the new vaccines should be unique and not common to ones found in the body.

THE IMMUNOLOGISTS ARGUE THAT FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WITH A PREDISPOSITION TO AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS, AN ADVERSE VACCINE RESPONSE COULD TRIGGER AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE CURRENTLY SEEN IN LONG COVID.

All vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to make antibodies to the coronavirus spike protein, if the body encounters coronavirus in the future, the defence mechanism is then triggered. The new vaccines engineer small-peptide antigens to provoke the desired immune response. Antigens are toxins which induce an immune response, however the peptides (amino acid chains) require additional immune-stimulating agents and/or delivery systems (vectors) to be effective.

GENE TECHNOLOGY – STAYING INFORMED:

Genetic engineering is the direct manipulation of a genome to change the genetic make up of cells. Recombinant DNA are molecules of DNA from two different species which are inserted into a host organism to produce new genetic combinations. Baculovirus (an insect virus) is widely used  in gene technology to engineer insect cell lines to produce recombitant proteins.

    • In the AstraZeneca, Novavax vaccines, another cell or vehicle is used as a carrier (vector ) to transport the synthetic antigen into the body. The ChAdOx1 adenovirus, extracted from the stool of chimpanzees infected with the common cold (modified to avoid its replication) is utilised as a vector for the vaccine.  Researchers inserted a modified gene into a baculovirus to produce insect cell lines infected with the SARS spike protein. Spike proteins from these cells were then assembled into nanoparticles which cannot replicate or cause Covid-19 and injected into the body where the immune system mounts a T cell antibody response.

 

 

 

  • The new mRNA Pfizer anThe new Pfizer and Moderna vaccines use messenger RNA (the molecule which instructs DNA) to trick the body into making the viral protein itself by triggering an immune response. These are the first mRNA vaccines to be licensed for use. The vaccines have strands of genetic material called mRNA, which acts as an instruction manual to make a piece of the “spike protein” taken from the SARS-CoV-2virus. When injected into the muscle of the arm, mRNA enters the dendritic cells and macrophages in the lymph node near the vaccination site, muscle cells then direct production of the synthetic antigen. The lymphatic system acts as an immediate transportation system carrying the genetic material throughout the body.

New data released as of Feb.12 from VAERS, the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.  The latest VAERS data show that 799 of the deaths were reported in the U.S. and that about one-third of those deaths occurred within 48 hours of the individual receiving the vaccination. The average age of the deceased was 77.8 and the youngest was 23.   21% of deaths were cardiac-related. Dr. J. Patrick Whelan, a pediatric rheumatologist, warned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2020 that mRNA vaccines like those developed by Pfizer and Moderna could cause heart attacks and other injuries in ways not assessed in safety trials.

  • CBS Detroit reported that a 68-year old news anchor died of a suspected stroke one day after being vaccinated for COVID of a stroke.
  • Dr. Gregory Michael, a 56-year-old Florida obstetrician died shortly after receiving the vaccine after developing an extremely serious form of acute immune thrombocytopenia.
  • Bell’s palsy – facial paralysis.  (Pfizer 75%; Moderna: 25%)
  • Of 917 anaphylactic reactions, 70% of which were reported after a Pfizer vaccine and 30% after the Moderna vaccine.
  • Latest data lists 3,126 “serious” adverse reactions reported which also include 34 miscarriages and pre-term births.

VAERS is a passive surveillance system that relies on the willingness of individuals to submit reports voluntarily. Historically fewer than 1% of adverse events have ever been reported. According to their  website, healthcare providers are required by law to report within the specified time period after vaccination. However, “within the specified time” means that reactions occurring outside that timeframe may not be reported, as well as reactions suffered by people who don’t report those reactions to their healthcare provider.

The World Health Organization has now approved AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine  for emergency use however some nations have said they won’t use it, citing safety and efficacy concerns.

  • News reports indicate that a growing number of people, including nearly 30% of healthcare workers, now say they don’t want the COVID vaccine, citing safety concerns.
  • The Washington Post report that nearly a third of military personnel are opting out of the vaccines.
  •  NBA top national basketball players are reluctant to promote the vaccine.
  • 40% of LA frontline workers were recently refusing inoculations.

As of Feb.19, about 56.3 million people in the U.S. had received one or both doses of a COVID vaccine despite the US Federal Drug Agency not yet implementing systems to monitor the safety of COVID vaccines. FDA officials told The New York Times they don’t expect the systems to be up and running before the Biden administration reaches its goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans. We are constantly told to trust the experts yet while many are sounding the warnings of possible autoimmune risks, governments are rolling out the mass vaccination programme despite the fact that millions suffer from auto immune disorders worldwide.

In addition to anti vaxers, there are many who simply prefer a more cautious ‘wait and see’ approach, utilising all available methods to curtail the virus pending further research. What possible motive could there be in silencing experts in the field or in ridiculing or censoring any who advise caution.Despite the horrific toll of the virus, a path of due diligence will ultimately ensure the best outcome, reassuring those who wish to take the vaccine, of it’s safety. We surely dismiss warnings from esteemed researchers like Professor Shoenfeld at our peril.

  • Shoenfeld is founder and head of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, at the Sheba Medical Center, which is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He is on the editorial boards of 43 journals in the fields of rheumatology and autoimmunity and has published more than 1750 papers in journals such as New Eng J Med, Nature, The Lancet, Proc Nat Acad Scie, J Clin Invest, J Immunol, Blood, FASEB, J Exp Med, Circulation, Cancer and others. Professor Shoenfeld received the EULAR prize in 2005, in Vienna, Austria. In UC Davis, USA, and the Nelson’s Prize for Humanity and Science for 2008. He was recently awarded a Life Contribution Prize in Internal Medicine in Israel, 2012 as well as the ACR Master Award in 2013.

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