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A Spiritual Issue? Murderous Gun-Toting Maniacs & Repealing the 2nd Amendment

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Our current epidemic of lunatics slaughtering their neighbors at movie theaters, malls, restaurants & old work places:

Depressing beyond the point of shocking.

So should our 2nd Amendment–the right to bear arms–be repealed?
Would it do us any good?
What would make us any safer?

A little-understood fact about the 2nd Amendment:

It was passed in part to guarantee all states’ citizens the right to defend themselves against a too-centralized, totalitarian government like the British one they’d kicked out. Also, to guarantee the right to hunt for their own food in the country & wilderness–

and for self defense against criminals by more than slingshots, karate chops & begging for your family’s life on your hands & knees.

Way back in the late 17th & early 18th centuries, gun possession made groups of American citizens armed about as well as the government–

which forced a respect that kept our bureaucrats from passing & enforcing taxes & rules as vile & strangling as the European monarchies did.

Our revolutionary American philosophy kept governmental powers & taxation low, and personal & community responsibilities high, so the country thrived.

Both the government’s meager armies & the citizens’ ever-readiness-to-form militias balanced each other out. Also, most parties tended to focus on prospering by whatever means available, wherever available, so guns were a natural part of that national semi-rural culture.

Our imperfect national culture unfortunately included systematically destroying the lives, families, religions & powers of Native Americans and of “imported” Africans–

all the while painting them as oppressive enemies to be feared, controlled & squabbled over along with land, water & other resource rights within the new states & opening territories, as “Manifest Destiny” pushed across the continent.

But again, owning a gun was considered, and was, a reasonable, practical part of American life. Almost every farmer & rural person owned one. Kids were taught by parents to use them responsibly, safely and ethically. This was the polar opposite of now being looked down upon by media, society or police as a possible “gun nut”.

But the massive urbanization and over-mechanization of most of our society, with its economic & social stresses, combined with disastrous results of our endless so-called War on Drugs, has concentrated private weaponry in the hands of the imbalanced and desperate as well as the responsible, leading us to our national split personality regarding guns…

Now of course, with many police departments armed to the teeth with military surplus & high tech weapons as if they’re running private fiefdoms–
with you as their untrustworthy subjects, to be looked upon as guilty unless proven innocent–

and with our culture also having overdosed on glorifying violence–
would you really feel safer if the law-abiding citizenry was completely disarmed?

In Australia for example, completely disarming the law-abiding populace recently led to what? Peace and daisies?

No way! It brought far more murderous criminal behavior by thugs emboldened with the knowledge that only they (& the cops) have guns!

Let me ask you:

Do you really think you can trust your govt–
that has invaded and seeks to control & regulate (so as to keep the rich, rich & the powerful, powerful) every aspect of your privacy & your actions–
do you trust that government to act with greater benevolence & wisdom, or think of you as anything but another SHEEP–

if you have NO WAY to even think of protecting yourself?

Obviously, you’re not going to head off the revenooers single-handedly, or cure the ills of exploitation by vicious over-regulation & money grabs by city, state & feds–
but do you really want to surrender yet another historical practical right of an ordinary sane citizenry?

Also:
What about the cities now cutting their police departments in half–
or ditching them entirely–
because they’re going bankrupt?

Who will protect you, the good-hearted but completely weaponless citizen in a land with no Second Amendment rights:

If our soon-to-be-bankrupted country spirals into hard social & economic lessons from our time-honored personal and institutional greed?

If the decades-old restructuring of our EVERY SYSTEM from economic, legal, military and education, to agriculture, energy use, taxation and transportation, makes those systems work as expensively, wastefully & unsustainably as possible–

in order to drain away yet more cash at every step for the rich & powerful and all their wanna be’s–

and leaves you high and dry?

Who will protect you then?

Those who can’t see that our federal & state governments and the military we’ve been seduced into worshiping & obeying are now far too centralized, way too concentrated as they edge towards totalitarianism in their self-appointed legal & technological powers over you–

(whether they so benevolently choose to refrain from using those rights & powers now or not)–

those unfortunates cannot see that we as the American Community have chosen the omnipresent corporate kiss and whip, the all-calculating, all-seeing computer chip & the marvels of the military as our ROLE MODELS for SOLVING our problems–

but with one result being lunatics blasting away at their bosses, their neighbors & fellow shoppers.

All this provides us with a TERRIBLE, CLEARLY FOCUSED MICROCOSMIC VIEW of our national belief systems’ flaws, coming home to roost!

UNCOMFORTABLE CONCLUSION:
WE as a nation and as individuals CAN NO LONGER THROW DOLLARS, THREATS, BULLETS or BOMBS at our problems. We have to get MORE HUMAN.

We have to EVOLVE our country past this crisis of uncomfortably realizing our corrupt comfort zones are scurrying away forever–
and they aren’t coming back.

Maniacs’ murderous rampages, again, are just little local signs in our nation’s unhealthy big picture.

Doesn’t this mean we have to get more self-knowing, more NATURAL and REAL in our SYSTEMS for sustaining and fulfilling our lives and our civilization?

Don’t we have to get more honest, more creative, more generous, more disciplined to create SOLUTIONS that REALLY WORK?

I think so.

What does this “GET MORE HUMAN” mean?
Who knows for sure?
But what other choice do we have?
Do we surrender to our obstacles & our fears?
Do we sink, or do we learn better ways to swim?

Are we not alive today to find our great new answers?

PEACE AND HOPE TO YOU,
Rev. Scott Ufford
Copyright 2012

Don’t Let Them Turn You into a Drone!

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I whole-heartedly AGREE with former President Jimmy Carter’s blasting President Obama & the many foolish politicians of BOTH PARTIES who condone abuse of drone weapons for OVERSEAS ASSASSINATIONS.

Why?

Because if left unchecked by our moral & spiritual compass:

USA’s use of drones OVERSEAS to indiscriminately slaughter “SUSPECTED terrorists or sympathizers”, whether or not they’re American citizens–
as well every innocent bystander caught near the blast–

can and eventually WILL lead to their use against American citizens IN OUR COUNTRY, “suspected” & tried without due process of law for a multiplying array of paranoid & convoluted reasons.

Just as many police depts are stocked like small ARMIES that exhibit thug-like behavior, & SWAT teams & Tasers now mindlessly misused as simple matters of CONVENIENCE rather than as weapons of LAST RESORT, so the temptation WILL be surrendered to for using weaponized & controlling surveillance DRONES AT HOME.

Because WHAT CLEAR HEADED POLITICIANS–
WHAT DEPT OF DEFENSE MILITANTS–
WHAT SPIRITUAL & RELIGIOUS LEADERS–
WHAT AVERAGE PEOPLE among us–
will say, right now:
NO TO DRONES–
NO TO EVERY FORM OF SLOW BUT SURE THEFT OF OUR NATURAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS to decent treatment as American citizens & human beings?

FACT:
The weapons, like drones, whose use USA flaunts with immoral abandon TODAY can & will be used against us with the same immoral abandon TOMORROW.

Why?
Because:
(A) Drone weapon technology, like all tech secrets, WILL drift into other parties’ hands, just as surely as Monsanto’s toxic GMO seeds can drift into & infect healthy organic farms’ crops, and
(B) our nation’s display of moral weakness can & WILL be used as excuses by other parties as a green light for misusing drones & other momentary advantages for their own “vital security concerns”–

Inevitably it’s US AND OUR KIDS, the average innocent Americans, who’ll suffer from FUTURE UNKNOWN VERSIONS of the 9/11 attacks & from scheming rabid politicians’ & Eisenhower’s predicted “military-industrial complex” brainwashing us into FEWER CIVIL RIGHTS and MORE BLOODY POINTLESS WARS LIKE IRAQ.

So, what are YOU going to do about it?

Peace & Blessings to you,
Rev. Scott Ufford
Copyright 2012

Global Seed Vault Battles “Monster Mind” Insanity

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NewsFlash:
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault sheltered in the Arctic Circle could prove as valuable to us as Noah’s Ark before The Flood.

It’s a great example of the value of international cooperation–
because human survival everywhere DEPENDS upon … plants!

Our food supply safety depends on our world maintaining MULTIPLE UNTAINTED (nonGMO) SPECIES, SEED SOURCES, and GROWTH & DISTRIBUTION systems.

That’s what Mother Nature intends with her massively varied, intricate & interdependent sets of local plants, animals & insect species in mini-biospheres around every nook & cranny of the world.

Historically, whenever any region or spot’s local fauna & flora became exhausted or wiped out, the (much smaller) human population could shift elsewhere, adjust to new growing conditions–

Either new plants & animals species gradually moved into the exhausted area, regenerated the soil & refreshed the ecology, or the few remaining genetic samples of the original foodstuffs got tougher, more resiliently adapted to that little region’s unique growing conditions & thrived again.

Or the region desertified (rested under sand) or was overrun by insects or pathogens whose own populations eventually peaked & collapsed because they fed on the other species–

But the vitality of the Earth’s biospheres or its humans AS A WHOLE was not threatened,
UNTIL NOW.

To radical climate change causing droughts, floods, ocean rising & land settling, earthquakes, hurricanes; overpopulation, topsoil loss, deforestation, oxygen-deprived & warmed waters,

Nuclear & “conventional” war & fuel supply systems & pollution destroying whole sets of species in a region at a gulp–

ADD THESE TOXIC INGREDIENTS:

Reckless greed-driven use of GMOs (from the scurvied likes of Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer Crop Science, etc.) that irreversibly taint natural food species, weaken them to disease, infestation, & alter them from meshing with the ecology & animals of the lands & countries they thrive in & feed–

Call this “bioethnic cleansing” if you like–

But there’s no place left to hide from our responsibilities for our planet’s health & for our future survival above the most miserable pathetic conditions imaginable.

Imagine if all edible food species (except those secured in the Global Seed Vault) got tainted — weakened to disease & greedy careless “market forces” by the spread of GMOs–it’s HAPPENING. The winds, the weather, the movement of animals–nothing can contain GMOs from drifting into, tainting & poisoning local species & destroying local plants’ genetic vigor & resistance to disease.

Even worse, vile companies like Monsanto greedily embrace what’s called “Monster Mind” mentality. Their dream & strategic plan is to rope (force) all farmers and consumers (humans, like you and me) into a centralized pipeline so ALL seeds come from ONE source–like Monsanto.

Their GMO seeds are basically HALF-DEAD–meaning, sterile, non-self-reproducing, but bred to CARRY Monsanto NEUROTOXINS (increasing POISONOUS mixtures of pesticides) into their maturity, the surrounding soil & waters, & into YOUR BODY–

Globally, here’s the Monster Mind Big Game Plan:

EVERY YEAR, 75% of farmers across USA and more & more globally:

MUST replenish their expensive “NEUTERED/CASTRATED” seeds from ONE source–Monsanto & Pals–

Must buy expensive pesticides that Monsanto’s monocultural seeds (easily threatened by increasingly resistant insects & diseases–call them Monsanto’s Monster Insects & Monster Diseases) are BRED to ingest & CARRY from ONE source–Monsanto–

Must buy expensive fertilizers to replenish their unnaturally tainted & now nutritionally deprived soils–

Must plant BIGGER monocultural GMO crops yearly to pay for the expensive HALF-DEAD seeds plus the toxins & the inadequate fertilizers–

Must buy BIGGER machinery or surrender local small farming to giant “Monster Mind” agriCORPORATIONS to feed Monsanto’s profit margin–

Must suffer under local agricultural policies TAINTED by big $ “lobbying” to feed Monsanto’s Monster Mind plans–

Or if they don’t pay Monsanto’s price or the centralized distribution supply is cut off–
In worst case they could GO STARVE.

How big–how neo-Satanic–is the Monsanto Monster Mind mentality?

Judge for yourself this SHOCKING FACT:
A whistleblower’s reporting Monsanto’s insane PLANS to purposely DESTROY–to wipe out–NATIVE NATURAL BEE populations.

Why?

To replace them with GMO honeybees that would tolerate & pollinate Monsanto–and ONLY Monsanto–GMO crops!
How insane–how vicious–how Dr. STRANGELOVE is that?

Now do you see how precious this Global Seed Vault is?
Far more precious than oil or gold!

See how VITAL this solution is–
To work together unselfishly, locally & internationally–
To plan & share for the common good.

It’s the ONLY WAY to avoid a future Monster Mind kind of Hell on Earth.
And it’s the ONLY WAY of The Age of Spiritual Honesty–
now dawning on Earth as part of the Divine Plan.

Time for YOU to decide how YOU can help change the world–get started–you will find like-minded friends!
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Rev. Scott Ufford
Copyright 2012

Spiritual Politics: Chinese Worse Than Brutal Slave Masters on the Old Tibetan Negro Plantation

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Imagine sane, good, peaceful people–
burning themselves alive–
voluntarily!

Why would they?

Shocking self-immolations in the news, by Tibetans protesting Chinese enslavement since 1959–
since the illegal invasion of Tibet by Communist China–
as illegal as Hitler’s invasion of Poland 20 years earlier in 1939–
force us to see an ugly, shameful Chinese record:

(1)
Tibetans in their own traditional centuries-old country & culture brutally invaded, rounded up, slaughtered, abused, corralled & treated like third-class citizens.

Their peaceful temples and monasteries destroyed, except a half dozen turned into tourist spots & media show pieces where the religious people can be spied on & controlled..

Very recently, other peaceful new monasteries, once established, were repeatedly razed by the Chinese tyrants fearful of the unexpected thousands of Tibetan nuns & monks who flocked to re-establish their spiritual life.

Maybe you think the word “tyrant” is too harsh?

But–
if the Chinese had allowed you to see–
you’d have seen THOUSANDS of peaceful monks & nuns, including the very young, the aged & infirm, kicked out into the freezing raw mountainsides & forests with no shelter, their monasteries burning to the ground behind them!

What would you call such dictators if they were running YOUR country & victimizing YOUR own family & neighbors?

(2)
To his credit, Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is world famous for advocating peaceful change in Tibet, and for emphasizing nonviolent spiritual protest in the manner of Gandhi. But the Chinese are fearful of the many local rebellions yearly in their OWN glued-together country…

Yes, here’s another deeper dark secret:

The Chinese are afraid of the Dalai Lama because if he returns to Tibet, the citizens of China might eventually grow inspired. Find they have their own spiritual leaders who would awaken, be roused to action & revolt against the extreme Chinese bureacratic controls over the Christians, Buddhists, & Falun Gong (peaceful traditional meditation & family values) practitioners.

(3)
The Chinese people, though mostly unaccustomed to democracy except in their village councils, do have a spiritual heart that the frankly atheistic and repressive (because they force their rejection of spirituality on others) Chinese leaders desperately FEAR.

(4)
The Chinese know they are in the ethical and spiritual WRONG for trying to destroy the Tibetan people & their spirit.

Where misery is enforced by tyranny, revolution for survival MUST follow.

(5)
Why do the Chinese rule Tibet like the Nazis in Germany before 1939, or the American slave owners on their old Southern plantations?

Because it’s a vast natural resources grab, plain & simple. They want to extract every possible resource from Tibet like a vampire wants to sucks all the blood from its victims.

It’s nothing personal.

(6)
…Back to the true story:

Tibetan people’s villages pillaged, their people forced to learn Chinese & not Tibetan language or culture in schools, and not to speak their own language in public dealings.

Since recent construction of the massive international railway & highway the Chinese Nazis, or slave masters–
for that’s what they’re becoming–
have swamped Tibet with Chinese immigrants, making real Tibetans an underemployed, disrespected, abused minority in their own land.

(7)
Simple unpleasant fact:

Greater desperation is seeping into the Chinese slave masters’ Tibetan plantations by their unceasing cruelty against their slaves.

Nobody burns himself to death in protest unless he & his community are forced beyond misery into utter hopelessness by an unyielding menace that responds only to extreme public acts!

When burning yourself to death becomes your only & strongest way to show your objection to intolerable abuse, and to rally your community to protest despite its impoverished weakness, that must mean you’re being pushed beyond desperation!

(8)
It’s a shocking, even astounding testament to the Tibetan peoples’ nature that they’d choose to harm themselves before retaliating against their cold-blooded oppressors with every weapon & paramilitary tactic they could get their hands on–

which is what we’d do here in USA!

(Tibetans bravely attempted defense of their country in 1959 but China’s massive war machine rolled over them like the waves of Nazi tanks did over Poland.)

(9)
Every statement here is based on clear facts found in the public record and through respected Tibetan support organizations who SEE and KNOW the real desperation in Tibet.

(10)
Let’s pray the Chinese slave masters moderate their cruelty to the great Tibetan people & allow them to freely breathe as the peaceful, good-hearted, deep-souled people they are.

(11)
Conclusion:

Sure, America & the West are used to trading with the Chinese, & our incompetent politicians are addicted to borrowing from them to keep our global octopus economic system out of the toilet.

Maybe questioning China’s obscene behavior in Tibet nudges our national conscience to reconsider any of our own more questionable international deeds?

Fine.

The bottom line is:

Will we let fear, complacency & the endless nature of the crime obscure the historical FACTS and unavoidable TRUTHS about China’s MASTER / SLAVE relationship with Tibet?

I hope not.

(12)
But the facts are the facts.

Because we are entering the Age of Spiritual Honesty.

No one–
no force–
no government–
no religion–
no corporation–
no tradition–
no blind habit or wrongful deed is exempt.

I’m comfortable with stating uncomfortable facts, as facts.

Please check out these important links:

http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/exile/2302-tibetan-youth-urges-china-to-withdraw-military-crackdowns-in-tibet
www.tibetaid.org
http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3531&Itemid=0
http://www.falundafa.org
www.tibet.org/Resources/TSG/Groups

What will you do about China’s abuse of Tibetans?
Think about it–
Tell the world.
Thank you.

Peace and Blessings to you, and all freedom-loving people everywhere.
Rev. Scott Ufford,
The Psychic Philosopher

Copyright 2012