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The Most Irresponsible President EVER…

September 15, 2014

So now high ranking members of the American government have gone into weeping hysterics over a group called ISIS.
This is a group of radicals about half the size of the NY Police Department who are waging many wars on many fronts and getting beaten badly by the Kurds. They have almost zero chance of success. But…
This splinter group committed some atrocities on video and now we must launch a war against them.
What ISIS needs to succeed is a stream of new recruits. And having the USA as their enemy will be the greatest recruiting tool since UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU!
The videos of some beheadings sent American policy makers into fear and anger. And that is NOT the time to make a decision. But they did, so now…
We get all the usual blather about how ISIS is the greatest threat EVER to the United States, just like the Soviets were and the “Red” Chinese were and the Viet Cong were, you get the drill. The Home of the Brave is always scared shitless about some group or other.
But who is to blame NOW? At whose feet do we lay the blame for the ISIS wars? That’s easy: George W. Bush is to blame. He destabilized the area with a needless war because God told him to do it…  Great… a religious nut launches a war and Americans blame other religious nuts for it.
Bush’s divine war against Iraq all but gave the world a written guarantee that Shia, Sunni and Kurds would butt heads on the battlefield, but that was not enough for Bush. Like the overgrown mama’s boy that he is, Bush had to appear macho to the world so… THE IDIOT ACTUALLY – LITERALLY! – ASKED FOR THIS! Does nobody in the rah-rah corporate media remember Bush’s taunting challenge to the various groups in Iraq?:

“There are some who, uh, feel like that, you know, the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is: bring ‘em on. We got the force necessary to deal with the security situation.”  July 2, 2013

“BRING ‘EM ON” 

Remember that? “BRING ‘EM ON”…
The idiot actually said it. He TOLD them to do it. In case you missed it, take a look above at the video.

So now they are bringing it on and nobody is mentioning that THE RELIGIOUS IDIOT, THE DRY DRUNK IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE MAMA’S BOY NAMED GEORGE W. BUSH TOLD THEM TO DO IT.

And now that the whole Middle East is under siege, now that American politicians have something more scary than Ebola Fever or Mexican children to scream and swoon over as they drain the treasury, now that the USA is going to launch a war which will make America itself a legitimate target… Bush goes off painting pictures of his toes in the bathtub… Swell.

A Bush Masterpiece...

A Bush Masterpiece…

Way to go, Georgie.
You managed to fuck up the whole world and nobody remembers that 

YOU ASKED FOR IT!

Publicly Blowing Off A Head… Remember…

September 13, 2014

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What Is A Coward? WHO Is A Coward?

August 14, 2014

RB500xlWith  the “news” that Robin Williams had gotten a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, we are sure to see an uptick in television conservatives calling Williams a coward. I will deal with Mr. WIlliams and cowardice in a moment, but first, what about these conservatives? With an average of 108 recognized suicides a day in America, why has this one gotten their goat? Rich people killing themselves places a spotlight on the deficiencies of capitalism. These things prove that money does not necessarily solve all our problems. Nevertheless, wealth and fame are the new American dream, replacing the simple home, job and family. People with no shot at attaining either wealth or fame, still waste their lives chasing them. So when people who do have wealth and fame kill themselves, it seriously deranges those who worship those twin goals. To them, the act is at once incomprehensible and threatening to everything they hold dear. They don’t see that people like Robin Williams or Phillip Seymour Hoffman are just people like anyone else. They happen to have a bit more money and many folks knew who they were… But they are/were just people.
Now: What is the NUMBER ONE FEAR of the American people? Public speaking. Needless to say, Robin Williams, like all comedians, conquered that one. He may have had jitters. He may have even experienced stage-fright. But the point is HE DID IT ANYWAY. Courage does not lie in being fearless. That is foolhardy. Courage, the opposite of cowardice, is displayed when you do anyway that which you fear. Williams starred in many Hollywood movies and TV shows. His résumé is a huge list. When he worked, millions upon millions of dollars and THOUSANDS of jobs hung in the balance. And he always showed up. He did the work. That shows more than just courage. That also proves RESPONSIBILITY. 
Comedians are like the heavyweight boxers of show business. That’s how Uncle DIrty describes it. You stand there alone, you and the audience, and you fight it out. You. Alone. Nobody to help you. Just YOU and a room full of people saying SHOW ME WHAT YOU’VE GOT! Think you can do that night after night, year in year out? Especially in the beginning of your career when, let’s face it, you suck at it? Even boxers don’t endure the onslaught of failure that a comic must face in order to learn the craft. That brutal learning period can go on for many years. You think Shepherd Smith of FOX “news” can do that? Hardly. Yet he called Williams a coward and then lacked the courage to say, “Yeah, I did that. I called him that. So?” Instead Smith copped out by saying he didn’t mean it and, employing the all-purpose dodge of the conservative who gets caught, he whined: “my comment was taken out of context.” Robin Williams DEAD has more courage than Shepherd Smith alive. 
Comedians are, by definition, brave. We, who populated the comedy scene when it was hot, knew one comic who, on the way to the laundry, ran into a burning building to rescue people. Another, traveling to a gig, was in a train that derailed. Thrown from the train, he rushed back to help pull people out of the twisted wreckage. Would the junkie Rush Limbaugh do that? Ha! He doesn’t even have the guts to stick out a marriage. Williams married twice and both were long-term relationships. Limbaugh couldn’t make it more than a few years for HALF his marriages… And Williams is “a quitter”? A “Coward”? No. What he was and continues to be, is a self-actualized person who lived on his own terms, And THAT scares the hell out of the rigid, conformist, “OBEY OR ELSE!” wing of the conservative community. They are the cowards. Need more proof? Show me any one of them who called Williams a coward WHILE WILLIAMS WAS ALIVE and did so to his face. Good luck with that. I spit on these vultures. And I would do it in person, too, because that is easy. I was a stand-up comic in New York CIty and friends, that takes guts.
LATE UPDATE: Reports have come in that Rush Limbaugh is retracting his comments denouncing Williams. Well OF COURSE he’s retracting the comments. They served their purpose. He got media attention. And that is all it was about. He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Williams. His comments were a way to latch on to a story that’s world-wide news and tear off a bit of that attention for himself. He doesn’t mean ANYTHING he says. He’s all about regaining his audience so he can get sponsors to come back and so he says anything that will focus attention on his big fat deaf head. He is in the shit-house and will soon be off radio. And he knows it.

Ebola Gonna Git You!!!! BE AFRAID!!!

August 1, 2014

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ABC NEWS asks, “What Happens Once Ebola Patients Arrive in the US?”
Why do the TV news people ask this when the answer they will sell us is: THEN WE ALL DIE A MISERABLE DEATH!!! They live to make people afraid so we will a) keep watching and b) lose the ability to think clearly. FEAR puts humans in “fight/flight” mode and that eliminates thinking. Blood actually LEAVES the brain and goes to the legs. Then, when you are properly frightened, they pitch ads at you that also stimulate fears but tell you what to buy to fight back… All their ads are based on raising a fear and then offering a solution. Capitalism literally depends on fear. That is the only way they can sell you things you do not need. They do it out of pure, unmitigated greed.

Think back over the things that network news has told us to fear, just going back as recently as Y2K. Never mind the earlier bizarre notion that Russia wanted to take over America (or Germany did, or Japan did, or China now does… and what would they do with us once they had us?) and forget the odd thought that we – the only nation to detonate nukes in war – were going to get hit by nukes… DUCK AND COVER!!!! IT’S TROTSKY!!!! Remember SWINE FLU?
Fear is their stock in trade and now it is Ebola they will get you to fear. Let it go. The only thing we have to fear is… NETWORK NEWS PEOPLE. And of course, Sharia Law which is going to be in the Constitution once the democrats eliminate the first amendment… right? I saw it on TV so it must be true…

I wrote the introduction to a 1919 book on FEAR. It is discouraging to note that nothing changes. UNMASKING FEAR goes into the ways in which fear gobbles people up. And it was written before our 24 hour mass media went into the full-time SCARE THE HELL OUT OF EVERYONE business.

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Please do not let these highly paid masters of manipulation scare you. That is how they control you. FDR knew. As he said, so long ago:

“SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE? IT’S IN THE BIBLE!”

July 2, 2014

Given the recent theocratic decision of the Supreme Court, I thought I would revisit a post of mine from a couple of years ago…

It is the religious right-wing loud mouths who always can be counted upon to a) demand that we obey the Holy Bible and b) make the claim that there is no such thing as separation of Church & State in America because those words are not in the Constitution. Never mind that this separation was primary on the minds of those who wrote the Constitution. Forget that this separation is what made the United States of America absolutely unique in the history of Western “civilization.” And the hell with the facts that the United States Supreme Court has consistently held that such a separation exists. Throw all that away if you wish.  Let us see what the Bible itself has to say on the subject:

As Moses is ready to die and the Israelites prepare to enter the Promised Land, Moses grows concerned that there the tribes have no leader to keep the people from anarchy. So, being Moses, he consults God. Here is what happens in the King James Version of the Holy Bible:

Numbers, 27:15-23

And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying,

Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;

And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.

And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.

And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:

And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

Do you get what happened? Moses puts Joshua in charge of the people and has Aaron’s son Eleazar in charge of the priesthood. Moses and, more to the point, GOD ALMIGHTY have vested two separate people with the powers of Church & State. It is right there in the Good Book.  Joshua is in charge of the people and Eleazar is in charge of tending into God’s judgment. It’s all there in black and white.

As long as the religious literalists insist that the Bible is a history book, and as long as they insist that it is God’s “divine plan” for humanity, silly claims but they make them nonetheless, then we see by example that God wants the power of the state separated from the power of the religious establishment. There is no getting around it.
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Further driving the point home is 1 Samuel, 13:8-14 where King Saul, tired of waiting for the arrival of Samuel the priest, makes his own burnt offering. When Samuel arrives all hell breaks loose. Why? Because Saul has usurped the power of the clergy and thus violated the biblical separation of Church & State. Can it be any more clear?

Something to Think About…

May 9, 2014
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Although it is routinely called “fossil fuel,” nobody really knows just what oil actually is. Suppose, as some scientists speculate, oil is really planet Earth’s… blood. Well, then, what will happen when it is all gone? And… what does that make us?
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Doing Something About The Weather!

April 23, 2014

Well, not really about the weather, but about the weather forecast. Yesterday, here in NYC rain was predicted yet it never came. Today they said it would be warm, the temperature will not see 60°. Yes, they do get it wrong way too often. Surveys show them at best accurate 75% of the time. That is why they hedge their bets by saying “there’s a 50% chance of rain” meaning it will rain or it won’t. Thanks guys. It’s ALWAYS going to rain or not. As a Tarot reader if I had the dismal record of a TV/Radio weatherman, I would have no clients. And deservedly so. Just listen to my Tarot reading show (Rev. Eliot’s Magickal Window) at the ask1radio archive – or live at 11 Eastern Time on Wednesday nights – to see for yourself how accurate I am. I don’t need to trumpet my accuracy when it is there for people to hear. But why can’t weather predicting pros, with all their satellites and gazillions of dollars worth of equipment, not measure up to me, a plain, old fashioned Tarot reader? So here is my plan – and you can join me:
I am going to use occult means to predict the weather and compare it with the professionals. For a period of time I will use a pendulum to see if I may divine the weather. I found a weather-related pendulum chart on-line and I will print it out and use it. I will ask at night about the next day and then verify in the morning. And I will check during the day, keeping meticulous records. And then I will report back. Try it yourself and let me know what happens. Here is the chart (click on it then grab it):

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Keep me posted! Let’s see who gets better results – Mr. Blow-Dry with his maps, or the simple Esoteric Pendulum. Maybe we can all get jobs in TV predicting the weather!

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Stop Improving Things!

March 8, 2014

THIS IS IMPORTANT

Has it occurred to you yet that, ideologies aside, ALL the troubles of humanity since the dawn of what we call civilization have been caused by people trying to improve things? We hate the dark, so we invent candles, which lead to the improvement called electric lights, which pollute the air and surround us with magnetic radiation and then nuclear plants and THREE MILE ISLAND! FUKUSHIMA! Why? All because we are the ONLY ANIMALS ON EARTH who refuse to accept that the world gets dark at night. So now we have 24 hour light. Was it worth it?

Why does the human animal have to improve the world when all other animals live in it the way it is, not the way they think it should be? I agree with those who say that civilization is a HUGE mistake. There is nothing that is wrong with the world now that PEOPLE didn’t cause in an attempt to improve the world. Think about it. No other animals have screwed things up making life “better” or wasted any time arguing about how to do it. Only humanity.

All our troubles have come from people who honestly thought they were making things better. That is the basis of all political arguments: who has the BEST way to make things better. We had things in perfect order and harmony, like all other creatures on the earth! Only WE had to improve things….

I don’t care a whit if you are RIGHT or LEFT or CENTER. All your proposals to improve things ever since the dawn of time have resulted in the world the way it is now. So why should we turn to the very process which screwed things up… to fix things? We had life very good before the improvements. We had food growing out of the ground. We lived together. But then people invented money and then greed took over. Even Chimps, as new studies show, share what they have with other chimps. Why are we not as smart as a chimp? All the talk about equitable distribution of wealth, pro and con, misses the point: WE DON’T NEED ANY WEALTH! We had everything, just as the lion or the hippo or the dolphin has everything. We did live in the same world as they. Do they slave away at a job they hate? Do they envy people who amass more THINGS than they do? No! So why do we? BECAUSE PEOPLE TRIED TO IMPROVE THINGS. Now we waste time and energy repairing the improvements. Every situation that politicians talk about fixing is something that people broke in the first place. What did the Rabbi Jesus say? “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Old Jesus was describing the natural order of things. We had everything we needed at the dawn of humanity. But along come people with ways to MAKE THINGS EASIER and they screwed it all up. I have met people who worked their asses off trying to find an easy way to get what they want. But they don’t even know WHY THEY WANTED THAT in the first place?

The GARDEN OF EDEN is a symbol of the perfection we lived in before we tried to improve things. Humanity collapses once we OPEN OUR EYES TO IMPROVEMENTS. “I cannot eat from this tree? Ok. I WILL eat from it and see what happens.” Modern civilization is what happened. The myth of the Hebrews bears a strikingly important message about improving things. Do the improvements EVER whorl out? Look at the world around you and answer that for yourself. It has nothing to do with CONSERVATIVE or PROGRESSIVE. Both positions are fighting over who has the best way to improve things when… WE SHOULD NOT HAVE IMPROVED THINGS IN THE FIRST PLACE! It is the improvements that we now fight over improving. This is what Stanley Kubrick meant with his famous JUMP CUT in 2001: A Space Odyssey:

We have NOT changed, just our technology has changed. We are STILL AT THE DAWN OF MAN, even today. All that has actually changed are the tools. And the problems those tools gave us. Such as… WAR.
It is worth noting that in 2001: ASO, technology – that is, improvement – is intimately linked with death and murder. So much so that the first “machine” is used by the proto-human not just to kill for food, but to commit the first murder (Cain/Abel), and by the end of the film a machine turns to murdering people. The machine, like Pinocchio before him, has indeed “become” human.

We do not need to fix the problems caused by all the improvements in the world, we need to get AROUND the problems to return to a form of existence without the things we did to rectify things. Try letting your home get dark at night. Try living in harmony with nature. This is hard when you have to commute 2 hours a day, or pay out thousands of dollars a month just to survive. I know. HERE IS A TRUE STORY:

A close friend of mine was THE BIGGEST STAR IN SHOW BUSINESS in the early 1960s. He had everything that people claim to desire. He was young, not yet 25, rich, had millions of dollars, and he was quite famous. Then something happened in the world and his career ended LITERALLY OVER NIGHT. Soon he descended into drugs and self-destruction. Knowing this was killing him, he GAVE AWAY ALL HIS MONEY and MOST OF HIS BELONGINGS. He kept a VW mini-bus (it WAS the Sixties, after all) and a HUGE tent. He was going to drive from Los Angeles to Maine and live in the tent. He would finance the drive across country by playing music in bars and restaurants across the country. He used the name Johnny Sunday. So before he did this, he said farewell to friends. One friend, a fabulously wealthy Hollywood producer, listened to his plans and said, “Wow. Just drive off and live in a tent in the woods… I sure wish I could afford to do that.” AFFORD TO DO THAT?!?!?! My friend did that because he HAD NO DAMN MONEY AT ALL! He had stripped his life down to the bare essentials and went off to experience existence as naturally as he could in this insane world. But his friend COULD NOT AFFORD TO DO THAT! So I ask you, did they live in the same world? Apparently not. My friend’s eyes opened and he saw that the artificial life we have created is what was killing him. His producer buddy did not. And never did. My friend was later considered a mystic, at best, a fucking nut at worst. But the people who had so much, and so deeply bought into the civilized world ENVIED HIM. Tom Hanks paid him enough to buy a house in Florida just for the rights to his story, which Hanks never filmed. I was with him when actor John Goodman said he simply had to learn the “secret” of life from him – Goodman never ever spoke to him about anything after that meeting. We get what we are trained to want and then what do we have? Nothing half as good as the lion or the hippo or the dolphin. Don’t worry about “which side” has the best ideas for fixing things. NONE OF THEM DO. Malcolm Forbes was just as wrong as Karl Marx.

Look at the news: it is filled with people ARGUING about fixing things that people ruined in the first place. True change and peace will not come from fixing society. It will come from inside. It will come when you see that the artificial environment we created is killing you. You say I am wrong? I am using MODERN TECHNOLOGY to communicate with you, so I am a hypocrite? Ha! I would not NEED to use this technology had people not improved things! I am using the very mistake we have made to POINT OUT THE MISTAKES. Most of you will resist this knowledge. Just like the Hollywood producer I mentioned above. Some of you will react violently to what I say. This is what PSYCHIATRISTS (and we are the ONLY animals who need them!) call “A Significant Reaction.” It signifies something about the way you see the world. USE IT!  EXAMINE HOW YOU SEE THINGS!  You are born into a false reality and trained from childhood to accept it as though it were natural. But it is hurting you. STRESS? ANXIETY? FEAR? WORRY? You were not meant to suffer these ills. CIVILIZATION imposed them upon you. And now the mere attempt to fix these problems CREATES THE STRESS AND FEAR AND WORRY. But we call it POLITICS.

You do not need to fix society to have the real power that awaits you when you see what life REALLY is. You already have the power. Many people do not even know the power they have – NATURALLY! – in their own brain and mind.  I know what I can and cannot do AS A HUMAN BEING. I have written about it in this book:

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Say Good-Bye To FEAR!

December 23, 2013

I decided to leave this post up for so long because in the time since I posted it, many hundreds of people have come here to see it. Some have bought the book UNMASKING FEAR and written to me about it. I will have a new post soon, but I think this post is extremely important, especially in the climate of fear deliberately being generated these days. Thank you for your interest.

“I am more afraid of the NSA than I am of terrorists,” said a local morning AM radio talker here in NYC. People called in to say that they to were living in fear of the American/Obama secret police state.
Other New Yorkers have been flooding the NY Times comment sections with statements attesting to their fear that under the new mayor crime will run riot and people will be murdered by the car-load. People in my community have expressed fear that soon crime and violence will be out of control in New York.  Why is fear prevalent across the land? Who did this? Why did they do it?

Where does this come from?
It is deliberately implanted in the psyche by the “news” media. Why? To make money. Fear sells. With fear, people tune in to the TV/Radio news shows to see what is going to happen. Fear is the only thing the media has to sell. Look at the flood of TV ads and what they really sell: FEAR that your body stinks. FEAR that you have last year’s automobile/clothing styles/hair style/music and people are laughing at you. FEAR that you will lose your job. FEAR that you are getting older. FEAR that your money will soon be worthless (buy gold!!!!!). FEAR that your kids are on drugs. FEAR that you are too fat. FEAR that you may have a cold (oh, heaven forbid). FEAR of Muslims. FEAR that the stock market is rising and you are not in on it! FEAR that people don’t like you. FEAR that your children are failing in school… At the heart of advertising is always fear. I am sure that you can come up with more examples.

We all know that whole TV channels are dedicated to inciting fear. Usually, they are called “news” channels but take a look at them with this new lens. Look for the fear they promulgate. CRIME! INFLATION! THE FED! CONSERVATIVES! LIBERALS! WELFARE MOTHERS!!!! TERRORISTS (remember when it was COMMUNISTS? Same tune, different generation…)!!! It is what psychiatrists call “crazy-making” and we not only invite it into our homes, WE PAY FOR IT!  We put out cold hard cash to watch programs that do nothing but scare us. Why do we do that? It makes no sense. Or… does it? Let’s see…

Fear in human beings triggers the Fight/Flight response. This is a very atavistic sensation and it is cut and dried: you fight or you run. That is it. So it precludes THINKING. When your thinking is shut down, you are a prime target for marketers who will sell you anything they want to sell you. And they know it. Of the several methods use by advertisers, one of the most common used to be called “The Bandwagon.” With this technique, you are told “everyone else is doing it, why aren’t you?” So at the heart of this is the fear that you are left out. That was a subtle approach compared to today’s advertising.  How many people do you know who live in an almost constant state of anxiety and fear? And look what they fear: it is almost ALWAYS related to the big news headlines. Then that fear passes and – as if by magic – a new fear arises.

Because so many highly-paid people work full-time at engendering fear in the population, fear must be overcome. By overcoming fear we remove that arrow from their quiver. How do we overcome fear? Here are two things that will help. FIrst is a talk by the brilliant Ajahn Brahm. I urge you to take an hour to listen and absorb his message (of course, one of the biggest fears people have is that they just have no time. Well, make the time. See this instead of a TV show you habitually look at. This will reward you amply.)

In addition to the talk by Ajahn Brahm, I urge you to read this book from 1919, a time of great fear in the land…

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UNMASKING FEAR is a short read (with a new set of introductions I wrote) but a powerful book. Only when we, as a society, reject fear will we be free and fully in control of our lives. Stop running from crisis to crisis! Start the new year with the best gift ever: Freedom From Fear!

Remember the words of President Roosevelt:


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