page started Feb. 23rd, 2018
“I only know that peace will come when all hate is gone” Fred Neil
Fear is, false evidence appearing real.
(Hat tip to Ukulelegeek)
On May 8th 2020 I sent Dr. Bandy Lee of Yale an email (ava. upon request) asking for her and her colleagues to come to this page, to review the contents and to respond to the idea that President Trump is a vector for the disease of Hate. A few days later I saw a flurry of action for this page and at the end of July 2020 she published her response. Here is their response in PDF form. Please read it carefully and please read the balance of this page to understand my concerns. Thank-You, GWS…Yale psychiatrist: Trump’s psychosis has infected his followers. Here’s how to get them better | Salon.com
Fred Neil – The Dolphins
What’s Going On- Joe Cocker (Heart & Soul)
Hate in America takes on many forms but has one purpose. To destroy America. Most, but not all, are based on white supremacy. There is also the fear of government. What is hate on a personal level? It is fear. The source of that fear can come from many sources, such as child abuse, bullying at school as a child, it is exposure at a young age to violence, whether it be physical or emotional or both. It can not be understated that the home environment is critical in the forming of young minds because of the family histories and belief systems that are expressed through general conversations and actions. But in the end hate is fear. In 2018 we see the face of fear all over the t.v., the internet and the people we communicate with. The acting out on this fear is rapidly becoming the norm. It has to stop. It is tearing our country apart at the seams. The ultimate way to stop this is by inclusion. Everyone must feel included in all things. It is well documented that inequality breeds violence. This is the start of a page I will devote to examining Hate and ways in which we can slow down and hopefully stop the growth of hate in our country. It is our country, we all have a stake in it. Do you really want to tear it apart?
When did this hate begin in America? It started with the Papal Bulls centuries before and came here when the first immigrants from Europe landed on the shores of Turtle Island. White supremacy was born out of fear of people they did not, could not and refused to understand. We committed mass genocide out of fear. We almost made the native population extinct but not quite. Then there was the slave trade, indentured servants and immigrants from foreign lands of different languages and colors to suppress as well. White supremacy, the white race to rein supreme. In order to begin tearing down this false structure within our society we must first over-turn Lone Wolf vs Hitchcock and get the Native Americans out from under the control of Congress. This discrimination must end, it is by far the most damaging to our Nation. We, the United States, are a melting pot of everything from all over the globe. Everyone is include but not Native Americans. Once this is done we, as a Nation, can start to heal from 100’s of years of exclusionary hateful biases against the “other”. We have to come to the place where we realize and rejoice in the fact that we are all humans. We all need the same things and we all need and want to be included. Please read the page “Native Americans” for further examination of their plight.
“With eyes of fire, no one can see” Robbie Robertson
Inequality breeds fear and hate. The current political climate in America screams hate. This hate has led us to suppressing whole groups of people. They are denied the very things needed to sustain life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Women are not allowed to have control of their own bodies is an example. The poor, disabled, people of color and elderly are other groups that have to deal with this issue, of being excluded. Income inequality has reached epic proportions in America. One political side of our government, the GOP, can be classified as a hate group using the Southern Poverty Law Centers definition of a hate group and well as the one used by the FBI. It is in just a few short years exploded into a disaster waiting to happen. What is top-heavy falls over. Simple science. The Second Bill of Rights proposed by FDR in 1944 is an answer to this extremism of wealth imbalance. There is a direct correlation of income inequality and the increase in hate groups and hate crimes. For further examination of the Second Bill of Rights please visit the page with that title. FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights & Bernie’s Green New Deal
…Sat. Nov. 9th, 2019…
…this is a screenshot of the front page of Buzzfeed News and a closeup from that page, all I did was crop it and enlarge it, it is not retouched in any way…I want you to take notice of what hate does to a person by looking at the face of the man charged with the crime of throwing acid onto the face of the man on the right…The Face of Hate…the man’s eyes, brow, mouth, jaw set, forehead scream of being ill, he is sick with hate, so sick it has damaged his face…you see it everywhere you go, recognize it for what it is, an illness…
after posting this I contacted Buzzfeed to see if they wanted to do anything with this page, we’ll see…then I went here…
…3-13-2020…a very sad update to the story above…
…I post under the name Cawfeemug…as you can read from the responses it is just like having the flu or a cold “oh it’s just the….” and rationalizations surface, that is not to say it is a bad thing but it should be expected…one comment said they’d read most of the page but…indicating they have it as a disease, didn’t click on any links or understand the science of what is presented here, understandable, denial is a self protection devise…these are the types of issues we all are faced with when discussing hate and what it does to us, we all have it to varying degrees but to recognize it, treat it effectively and maybe even be cured of hate is the challenge we all face because in the long run, just like the flu or a cold, it can become something very deadly, we see it on the news daily but we are human and have the human capacity to rise above the animal and become humane, brain training as the Dalai Lama calls it…
Iowa woman said she ran over a 14-year-old girl because she ‘was a Mexican,’ police say
The Polk County Clerk of Courts office told CNN that Poole Franklin does not currently have an attorney.Venema said in the release the victim’s family requests privacy.“There is no place in our community (or any other) for this kind of hatred and violence,” Venema said. “We are committed to supporting the victim and (her) family and working diligently with them to seek justice.”
…today 12/20/2019 I posted the link to this page twice on Daily Kos, there has been an amazing amount of viewings, 51, thanks everybody but then this and I am chocking up, the tears are welling up…it’s got to stop…there is no more room on this planet, we are over running all life and here someone is running over someone for just being who they are…it’s got to stop…we must preach inclusion, somehow, someway, Bernie’s claim it’s about us, all of us, I cannot push for Bernie any harder, he has “our” backs, let’s back him 100%…
…I started this page on 2/23/18, almost 2 years ago, I have sent the link to everyone I can think of and I keep drawing a blank…there are those with the infection so ferocious they are calling for the out-right murder of people…income inequality increasing, social-ital inequities increasing and the planets climate emergency are reeking havoc in all sectors and those in power or with all the money turn a deaf ear…why?…
Triggered Trumpers call for violence against Michigan Democrats and Muslims in vile Facebook page
…some are feeling as I do and are asking for help as I have…maybe if enough do this and the screams get louder someone will hear us, maybe?…
…A few PDF files of reports of interest…
The 2017 Happiness report…
The executive summary…
Restoring American happiness…
The Nordic model…
2017 a year in hate…
The Happiness Report is part of the U.N. reporting program. The Nordic Model is how other countries deal with inequality and thus hate. The year in hate report is from the Southern Poverty Law Center. FDR’s Second Bill of Rights was the beginning of the Nordic Model but it was never tried or implemented. He died before he could push for these reforms. There are answers to our problems, there are programs and systems that are proven to work. There is also a very effective right-wing anti-secure economic system within the country. It has been here since FDR, the gilded age lovers of exploitation. Today there is very little desire to spend the political will to do what is right. The corruption within our system is well documented in these reports. Hate is woven into the very fabric of our society, government and economic system that the sea change to even start to dismantle it will be extreme and take generations to accomplish. If we don’t start soon though I fear we will loose the battle before it begins. Since the death of FDR the model for equality has been shoved aside. There has been no real push for these reforms. As noted in the year of hate report, hate groups are growing in number, seemingly over night. It is well funded with many diverse sources. How to shift towards sanity starts with being mindful of what is happening, being educated in hate allows discernment of current events. Then acceptance that it starts with you to change things brings compassion into play. The result is inclusion. We all are, after all, human. It is up to us as individuals to be humane. To set the example for others so that our governmental institutions can be changed. All of our shadows are the same, that is the way I see the sea of humanity. Will you give that a try? Over the last year I have been contacting politicians and groups that lean towards the left to push for the Second Bill of Rights. Will you help me please? We must start the discussion of hate in a meaningful manner, one on one or small groups, so that others can spread the information and discussions. Will you start these discussions? Will you include yourself in the effort to heal our country?
…The Happiness Report 2018…WHR_web
…The Happiness Report 2019…WHR19
…FDR’s Second Bill of Rights & Bernie’s Green New Deal page…FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights & Bernie’s Green New Deal
‘Make America 36th Out of 41 Developed Nations Again’: Social Justice Index of Developed Nations Puts US Near Bottom
Meanwhile, the democratic-socialist Nordic countries of Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden enjoy the top spots in detailed survey of OECD nations.
Living in Inequality, Dying in Despair
Americans are living a little longer. But we still lag well behind the developed world’s life expectancy norm. As the world’s most unequal developed nation, we shouldn’t be surprised.
Why aren’t we doing better? Over recent years, analysts have begun to point the finger at “the social determinants of health,” the conditions people face in their everyday lives. These conditions, if dire enough, can create what economists Angus Deaton and Anne Case have labeled “deaths of despair,” everything from drug overdoses to suicides.
The numbers of these “deaths of despair” have increased far more in the United States than in other developed nations. In 2017 alone, Americans experienced 158,000 deaths of despair, “the equivalent of three fully loaded Boeing 737 MAX jets falling out of the sky every day for a year.”
Deaton and Case link America’s “deaths of despair” epidemic to the “falling wages and “dearth of good jobs” that typify the nation’s old industrial heartlands, and they trace the origins of this despair back to the early 1970s “when economic growth in the United States slowed, inequality began to rise” and “younger workers realized that they would never do as well as their parents had done.”
…with the soft-coup on 2-5-2020 by the fascists in the Senate you can almost guarantee a collapse of the these numbers into the dust bin of history…
…this interview was made right after MLK, Jr. had died and Bobby Kennedy was still alive…Marlin is very moving and compelling asking us to examine our deepest feelings concerning racism, please watch the video…
I thought I might look and see what Wikipedia had to say about hate. There really wasn’t much there, the discussion was bible based which I found disappointing. Hate is just one of the vast array of emotions humans have. I guess the references to the bible are due to it’s age and use throughout our society. The other references are rather short and limited in scope, as shown below. The thing that I hadn’t considered is that hate is a relationship issue. It take two to hate. Anyway, here is the portion of Wikipedia that I found that might be of use and interest. Of course the thing that sticks out like a sore thumb is that Freud saw it as “ego” based, I tend to agree.
In psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud defined hate as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness. More recently, the Penguin Dictionary of Psychology defines hate as a “deep, enduring, intense emotion expressing animosity, anger, and hostility towards a person, group, or object.”
The neural correlates of hate have been investigated with an fMRI procedure. In this experiment, people had their brains scanned while viewing pictures of people they hated. The results showed increased activity in the middle frontal gyrus, right putamen, bilaterally in the premotor cortex, in the frontal pole, and bilaterally in the medial insular cortex of the human brain.
In the future I will attempt to examine the physiological effects of hate. It screws with hormones, neurotransmitters and blood chemistries to the extent that it changes humans into it’s former state of being an animal and inhuman. The chemistry of hate is complex and is not easily researched. But just think of the last time you really got angry over something to the degree that you wanted to cause harm to someone or something. Also think about how it is infectious, it spreads like the flu, it feeds and breeds on itself. Then remember, the only thing or person you have control over is yourself. It is in your self interest to learn and teach self-control. Which is no easy task. The Dalai Lama published a book years ago addressing this issue, it is titled “Destructive Emotions” and I suggest anyone interested in hate and self-control to read and study it. Here is an interesting link, I will provide the PDF, which references the “hate circuit” within the brain that opens up a new line of research but anyway, this “hate circuit” gets disconnected in people with depression and possibly other mental disorders. It is a thick read and one that requires an understanding of basic brain terminology to be somewhat understandable. I got through it but it will require 2 or more rereadings to fully understand it. It has been years since I delved into the brain and how it works. 2 things that stood out where the effects of this on other organs such as the hippocampus and the amygdala, both of which I am interested because of the effect PTSD has on these neurotransmitter regulation organs. In PTSD the hippocampos shrinks to the size of a walnut and the amygdala increases in size and is blown out of shape, for instance.
When you think of the amygdala, you should think of one word. Fear. The amygdala is the reason we are afraid of things outside our control. It also controls the way we react to certain stimuli, or an event that causes an emotion, that we see as potentially threatening or dangerous.
Depression uncouples brain hate circuit
Oh what a fascinating link and subject to dive into, the hate circuit. Here is another page covering the discovery of the hate circuit. I read it too fast to make any real comment but it is very fascinating and an easy read with further linkages along the bottom left side covering some of what I wrote about earlier, such as hate spreading like the flu and regions within our country most effected by the hate circuit. I haven’t read that yet but will soon, as I hope you will to, here is the link and the PDF.
Brain’s ‘Hate Circuit’ Identified
This next one brings us back to where we started, sort of. It is a recent article where the one on the hate circuit was from 2008, this one is from 2018 and uses the SPLC data to get to where it goes. Which is the beginning of this very page. So I am not alone in wondering why all this hate and what to do about it. It is nice to know I am in step with current times :-).
Drivers of hate in the United States have distinct regional differences
I add this so as to put hate and the result of hate in perspective. I grew up during the 50’s and 60’s when the move was to a more equitable society where we fought against racism and exclusion. It was a hard and bloody fight but we made some gains. Since the 80’s those gains have disappeared and things have actually gotten worse. The driver of this, I think, is white supremacy coupled with greed. If one group can suppress another they have those assets to steal or garner for themselves, to enrich their lives. The problem is, that thinking is wrong. The cost of this effects all of society and not just in dollar value. There are systems that once were the pride of the nation now in total disarray. Education is but one example and in this report they state that segregation is now actually worse than when I grew up. If we fear the “other”, segregate them, exclude them, does this actually grow more fear, more hate. It appears that it does, it feeds upon itself and spread like the flu, as suspected earlier.
Half-century of US civil rights gains have stalled or reversed, report finds
Assessment 50 years after Kerner Commission points to child poverty and school segregation, along with emboldened white supremacists
Here is the original Kerner Report, the 50th anniversary report costs $90.00 on Amazon, if you want to buy it.
Hate…rigid thinking, unable to be amended by new information, the lack of growth in the individual? Quite possibly and not by choice. An interesting read on fundamentalism and it’s costs.
Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism
Study Details Link Between Trump’s Aggressive Rhetoric at Campaign Rallies and Increased Violence
Lead researcher describes it as “phenomenon that’s unique” to rallies held by the president
The above two links demonstrate this spreading of flu like hate. It breeds and feeds upon itself almost like a cancer. A growing tumor. If unchecked it is possible to have hoards loose on the streets seeking “the other”. Whatever that other is as defined by those with the most fear. The self loathing, self hate. Hate of the self is protected by the need to survive by the host, so the hate is turned towards the external and again, the other.
Boy, 16, dead after reported sighting of 30 men with baseball bats
Ahmed Shamur, from east London, was found on scrubland near Gallions Reach DLR station
…I read this yesterday and after rereading the above paragraph I had to hunt it down so I could post it…sadly, it isn’t an isolated incident…I was using the roving gangs of thugs to alarm you to the dangers we face and then here we are with it being a reality…
These next 2 posts belong here on the “Hate” page as well as on the 2nd Bill of Rights page. They both speak to the fear of the “other” in ways that I am unable too. I am coming around to the idea that hate is a disease much like a cold or the flu. Cast it about and it’s spreads like wild-fire. It is in our own self-interest to do everything we can to prevent us from getting hate. Catching hate. Spreading hate. It appears we need to relearn tolerance and forgiveness. It starts with you, inside.
‘Americans are Being Held Hostage and Terrorized by the Fringes’
Michael Bloomberg calls ‘epidemic of dishonesty’ bigger threat than terrorism
Mitch McConnell Appoints Hate Group Leader to Religious Freedom Commission
Hate is a disease much like the flu. Be careful with your heart.
Here is yet another example of what the fear of “the other” does and what it is doing to our country. It also applies to other countries as well, as we see in Europe and elsewhere. It is growing globally. With climate change and global warming populations are on the move. Both on land and in the sea, it isn’t just humans. Territorial rights, whether real or imagined, make for conflicting agenda’s. One is to keep possession of what they have, the other is to survive. Borders become lines in the sand. Those borders may be your property line or national boundary. Both are becoming stretched beyond repair.
The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism
…with no other place to put this, I offer you this…
AP Analysis: Trump retreats from US moral leadership stance
“Human Rights Watch said Trump had pushed the issue aside at the summit, and lambasted him for suggesting that the tens of thousands of prisoners in the North Korean gulag were “great winners” because his diplomacy with Kim would lead to change.
“North Koreans being brutalized daily in labor camps are not ‘great winners’ today, and they won’t be winners tomorrow — or anytime soon. Nor are the millions of other North Koreans who are routinely subjected to forced labor and deprivations of their basic rights, not just to freedom of speech but to adequate food, housing, education, and health care,” said John Sifton, the rights group’s Asia advocacy director in Washington.”
…the image of North Korea here can be extended to America where we imprison more than any country, our freedoms are being limited on a daily basis and most of our population lack adequate food, housing, education and healthcare…does this qualify as hate? it is rooted in hate, in fear of the other…
Here are 2 links which expand on the idea that hate spreads like a disease. The first is a response to that spread, the second is a grouping of articles concerning the nature of hate and how it is used as a tool to impose agenda’s on others. The more exposure there is to how hate is spread and by whom will enable you to discern what you are being exposed to.
I get weary, worn down by what is happening in our world today. I think most of us do. We’d like to a bit of peace and quiet. This is normal when we are flooded with overwhelming negativity, but, this is the exact moment when we must not. The next link is of great value, it will help you understand that the breath of fresh air you seek is within you. It’s always been there, it never leaves or goes on vacation. Stand up. give yourself a shake and keep on keeping on against hate.
‘I Want to Hate …’
…See how this disease is spreading, all over Europe, it’s not just here…
The above link is the kind of thinking and work that must be done to over-come this growing menace of hate and violence we see today.
I have made contact with someone via a comment section at a news site and they provided a link to a page discussing “Wetiko”, here is what the word means.
Wetiko is an Algonquin word for a cannibalistic spirit that is driven by greed, excess, and selfish consumption (in Ojibwa it is windigo, wintiko in Powhatan). It deludes its host into believing that cannibalizing the life-force of others (others in the broad sense, including animals and other forms of Gaian life) is a logical and morally upright way to live.
The paper is a study of the idea that a thought of something or an idea can be a disease or virus transmitted through culture(s). An idea or thought turned into a material thing and becomes a desired commodity, for whatever reason. I am thinking if it applies to thoughts/ideas the surely it applies to emotions as well. So this paper is yet another way to examine hate. It’s origins, its current status and it’s future and as the paper demonstrates, we must get our compulsions such as hate, greed and consumption’s under control before it is too late. Here it is in PDF form
Those that know me well enough know that I turn to the Dalai Lama for guidance when things get murky. So today Oct. 28th, 2018 I find myself in muddy waters and turned to the Dalai Lama once again. What I have found is rather interesting because here I am thinking in modern terms and modern times about our problems with hate and goes back to almost the beginning. He goes to the roots of this moment. As always, he guides us with simple messages and conversation when in fact what he is saying is very deep and requires careful examination. It is my hope that you spend some time reading carefully what he says and apply that to our shared truths concerning hate. It is an old disease but there have been times in the past when it was under control and being managed.
Interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama …
… about hate, religion, dialogue, 9/11, fundamentalism & more
I have contacted the Anti-Defamation League and have referred them to this page. It is my hope that some of the findings here will be of use to them in their fight against hate. Their logo is, I think, something we all can aspire to, “fighting hate for good”. It seems that there are so many now asking for donations, myself included, but donating to someone, or a group for the good of us all is in our best interest. Here is the link to their site and please, donate if you are able.
So I have 2 new reports to review and comment on but I haven’t read them yet and may not, the titles and subject page at Gallop were explanation enough for me. Maybe they will just be here for you and your understanding to the extent hate has changed us as a society here at home and on a global scale. These reports are kinda dated if you watch the news at all but then again they do reflect trends, nasty, ugly trends. At face value we, America, are slip-sliding-away and going down hill fast. I could babble some more but if you read the front page you’ll understand why I won’t. The reports…
…I hope you read the page titled “Native Americans” as well, these pages go hand in hand, they intertwine like fingers in prayer…here is an article that tells the story of how trauma, violence and hate makes us sick, it makes us all sick, just look at who we are and what we do to each other…we can start to change that, I am of the belief that if we over-turn Lone Wolf vs Hitchcock it could be the start of sanity for us all…
Trauma lives on in Native Americans by making us sick – while the US looks away
Physical and mental health illnesses are a reality for far too many Native Americans and so is the fact that they are routinely ignored by this country
Simon Moya-Smith Trump’s immigration policy is caging indigenous children. This is the America Native people know.
…obviously this belongs on the Native Americans page but I’ll post it here so it gets read more…there isn’t one lie or 1/2 truth that I could have read here, I have read some of Simon Moya-Smith’s work before on Indian Country Today, everyone should be proud we have just truth tellers alive today to fight against the almost overwhelming propaganda machine that is the U.S. guvmint…
Trump’s words are cruel, hateful – and infectious. We must resist
…the headline says it all… …in PDF form Trump’s words are cruel, hateful – and infectious. We must resist | Francine Prose | Opinion | The Guardian
…I too am a victim of hate or fear of the “other”, if you have read those pages here about my personal life you may have a clue but not see the picture…so…here is a very sad tale…in late July of 2019 I posted a comment on Daily Kos as user Cawfeemug, below are screenshots of the comment thread and a PDF of the messages that followed from those comments, since then there has been no contact, comment or the act that was “planned” only fear of me and who I am…in other words or actions, kill the messenger and forget the message for a detriment to us all who want to do something to improve everyone’s lot in life…
…and of course, the Good News Roundup spreading the message I try to teach never happened, I and my message have been shunned, marginalized into oblivion because I was honest and open with no agenda other than to spread my message…as you have seen from all of my work above and throughout this site I believe in being open and honest, why is that something to be afraid of? I scare people and I don’t know why, why are people afraid of the truth? I honestly do not understand this and never ever will…
At Least 29 Dead After Shootings In Texas and Ohio, With Police Probing Alleged White Supremacist Views of El Paso Gunman
“We live in a country where the mass shooting that took place yesterday in El Paso, Texas is not the top story because there was another mass shooting overnight in Dayton, Ohio.”
That’s why this second mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio just hours after the one in El Paso, Texas is so extremely scary right now. White supremacy is an ideology not a mental illness. And unlike a mental illness, an ideology can be highly contagious.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 4, 2019
“…can be highly contagious…”
…I am old and in ill health, I do not have the energies to continue to fight for this message, if you feel like you are up to it, here it is, just give me credit, thanks…the following is from my front page posted 8/4/19, make it so #1…
Bang Bang, your dead
The NYT has a headline to the effect that some democratic candidates are trying to tie all of this violence around t___p’s neck…meanwhile…over at Daily Kos people are posting that someone is trying to scrub t____p’s tweets clean…and then…moscow mitch fell down and broke a shoulder and after a short hospital visit will work from home for a while…Hey America-Bang Bang, your dead…there is a direct tie between t___p’s language and this violence, there is no way to scrub away his vileness and moscow mitch is going to hide out cuz he doesn’t like being called names even though he has bullied America for many many years by not doing the Senates business as an American would but as a foreign asset might. Bang Bang, your dead America.
Thoughts and Prayers
How can you have thoughts when you have been taught how not to think? Who is it that you are suppose to be praying to when there is no gawd? Myth perpetuation is one of the great evils of mankind.
Hate is a disease
For over a year I have sent links of my Hate page to Senators, religious leaders, authors of renown, civil rights groups, political action groups and humanitarian groups and more and have received crickets in reply. It is infectious, it is contagious, it spreads like the flu or a cold, it isn’t just someone being angry. I suggest you read the page and discover how ill our world truly is but you most likely will not read the page, denial could very well be a symptom. Are you sick?
Just for kicks I went to DuckDuckgo and plugged in “hate is a disease” and found a page that works to some extent but is rather shallow, clicked on the authors name and brought up her personal page, I am sorry to say it is all about making money…Damn…the message is above and beyond making money, it’s about a safer world to live in…go here and see what I mean…do we really need mamby-pamby? NO!…
If Inequality Continues to Grow at Current Rate, Richest Americans Will Own 100% of US Wealth in 33 Years: Analysis
“However you slice it, the rich have been getting richer. Lots richer.”
…we are falling over from being top-heavy, as noted above inequality is one of the drivers of all this hate and violence…
Trump’s Words Are Poison
Republicans’ white supremacist problem is a threat to America
A fine piece that examines the nuts and bolts of what hate and the fear of the “other” is doing to our country. As noted above, the republican party can be and should be classified as a hate/terrorist organization, the author doesn’t go there but it is well spelled out. A must read. In PDF form Republicans’ white supremacist problem is a threat to America | Carol Anderson | Opinion | The Guardian
a screenshot from the photo by Photograph: Wang Ying/Xinhua/Barcroft Media
…put your feet into those little boys shoes…
look at them
LOOK AT THEM
…the following is a page I titled “sanity vs hate” from 2016, yes, I have been doing this a while now…there are a few things that are the same as above and a few that are different, the main thing is the tone and the approach, back then it was of a more spiritual nature and apposed to science, it is interesting to me how they both gather information and results from the same key sources…I don’t know if the links will work, they might…see what you think…
…an old page I am bring forward because I think I need the reminder and maybe you do too…I have taken the liberty of taking a screen shot and a PDF file from the Southern Poverty Law Centers website to prove a point. If they want me to take it down I will…but remember…all of our shadows are the same…
A page for posting things that may help us all in getting and keeping sanity in our lives…
I have watched this video, I began studying religions in earnest in 1993, at one time in my youth I thought of pursuing a life of the cloth, in the 70’s I discovered the Book of The Hopi by Frank Waters and it changed my life, it is my understanding that sometime during the 70’s the Hopi and Tibetan Buddhist Monks came together in Northern AZ and didn’t need an interpreter, true or not I don’t know…this video is an offering for mindfulness, there are many more if you go to ixquick and type in under the video choice, Christ was a Buddhist Monk, I also suggest doing a search for the Life Of Buddha by the BBC, it is true that they have been able to locate a few of the burial sites of Buddha, they are scattered about India, the area’s in which he lived
tables have 4 legs for a reason, so does my brain, I talked a bit about mindfulness so now acceptance…as we experience life there are good things and bad things, but that isn’t quite right, there are just things that happen, some we like a lot and want them to happen more, some we don’t want to happen ever again, we can very easily get caught up in judgement…we experienced something and went on to another something but it was just an experience, non-judgemental; years ago I owned a very rare guitar, it was a joy to play, pure joy, life changed and I had to sell it, I lost money, now the guitar is worth a years salary for someone on wall street, but I got to experience that guitar, I got to talk to the Master who built it, I got to hear joy and feel joy, I got to experience joy; and I moved on, no regrets…learning to accept something as an experience allows you to keep traveling, you don’t get stuck looking backward at your life, this reduces bitterness and all kinds of stress and other nasty things…letting go is a big part of acceptance, what is is and it lets you be in the moment and that’s right where you want to be, it’s where you are living, you are alive right now, the past is gone the future isn’t here yet…acceptance helps level the table…
I try to live with 4 words in mind all the time, it isn’t easy to do but it does help me, they are; mindfulness, discernment. acceptance and compassion…lets take a look-see at mindfulness for a moment…being mindful means you are aware of your thoughts, which trigger emotions which trigger neurotransmitters which trigger physical reactions, the bad reactions make you sick, physically sick, that’s not what I like, feeling sick; by being mindful you become aware of the thoughts that trigger negative things and you can teach your “self” not to engage those triggers, it is a very healthy thing to do, it reduces all kinds of toxins in the blood-stream…this can be done in a dramatic way by meditating, prayer is a form of meditating or being focused, so is washing the dishes or any task done by rote (but not driving a car, okay?) some religious people pray at night before bed which reduces stress, some pray 3 times a day to reduce stress but very few recognize the function of these as being meditation or as a form of stress reduction and that is sad because when these things are used in a general setting they are misunderstood and fear sets in because it’s foreign to their way of thinking…this is a prime example of people not being versed in stress reduction, mindfulness and compassion
3/18/16…just going through the news this morning, seeing the same old things, hate and death and war and finger pointing…and then this, some sanity…since the 60’s I have claimed that hate is poison in the blood and sure enough it is and here is an answer to it, I always love the way this man makes everything simple and right and just, yes, it’s hard work in the beginning but once you find your triggers you can shut them off and become human and humane, I hope next month I can afford the book, his books and teachings have always been life saving to me ( see “about” for more) maybe next month you too can afford it?…
…there are currently 917 hate groups in America, as the Dalai Lama points out hate is poison in the blood…there are many reasons people hate, none of which are logical or rational…hate effects everyone, those that don’t hate have to guard against excluding those that do…inclusion is key to over coming hate, we all must strive to be an inclusive, person, community and society…as the great singer songwriter sang years ago “…I only know that peace will come when all hate is gone…” Fred Neil
…the listing of the 917…
Active Hate Groups 2016 | Southern Poverty Law Center