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  • Swami
    mass before the forces of force reach critical massacre So here they are The Eleven Suggestions 11 Declare a State of Emerge n SEE The best alternative to the current declared state of emergency is to declare a state of emerge n see Emerge from the fear and see we re in this love together Since we re all One with the same One we might as well go for the highest common denominator instead of the lowest common dominator With enough of us emerging and seeing the Golden Rule will finally overrule the rule of gold 10 Use the Peace Mantra to Wage All Out Peace All that inner peace you ve been developing all these years Time to let it all out All out peace Whatever you ve been saving it for now is the time Chant the peace mantra to help you keep your inner peace even when your outer peace is in pieces Ah peace on it See I bet you are feeling more peaceful already 9 Don t Get Even Get Odd Ever since the first dysfunction at the junction we humans have been at odds trying to get even Oddly enough it hasn t worked An eye for an eye only adds to the blindness On the odder hand we are all naturally odd Each of us is totally unique just like everyone else So let s use our unique oddness to find the odd solutions that improve the odds for everyone 8 Tell A Vision If you don t like the current programming turn off your TV and tell a vision instead That s where I tell a vision to you you tell a vision to me and we have healing functional visions to step into Which beats what we ve been stepping into So I will tell a vision to stretch your imagination Imagine all of the peace groups actually getting along 7 Invest in A Bun Dance Not Scare City Scare City is what we have now One nation under guard with feargnomes little gnomes of gnawing fear constantly being injected into the mainstream A Bun Dance is when we get up off of our assets move our buns and dance together in rhythm and flow Think about it If we spend more of our resources creating livelihood instead of building weapons of deadlihood the hood will become more lively and less deadly 6 Practice Supply Side Spirituality The quickest way out of Scare City is to defy the laws of supply and demand by practicing supply side spirituality Be more supplying and less demanding If everyone did this the world would change Huge headaches that we didn t even know we had would go away instantly Because we re not here to earn God s love we re here to spend it So what do we have to lose Why don t we go for heaven on earth just for the hell of it 5 Demand Transparency and End the

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    math it s the aftermath A world stuck in greedlock ruled not by the highest common denominator but the lowest common dominator In a world that seems dead set on destruction it s no wonder so many people have looked heavenward for divine intervention But lately more and more people are waking up to the notion that we humans cannot expect to be fed intervenously forever Maybe we have to actually live those spiritual teachings we re willing to fight to the death for After all Jesus didn t say Now don t do a thing until I return did he Can I be blunt Maybe it s time for all of us children of God to become adults of God and finally grow up and take some responsibility And if we re going to evolve and overgrow the current dysfunction at the junction we will have to transcend the old nation vs nation and build the one nation we have in common imagination Yes in a world of scarcity the one thing we have in abundance is imagination Time to Get Out of ScareCity and Declare ABunDance for All Here s a wild idea What if we applied our abundant imagination to findways we can be fruitful and multiply instead of staying stuck in fruitless division What if we came to our senses and declared the current system illegally insane and committed ourselves to making the world a sane asylum Sounds crazy Well what could be crazier than spending so much of our precious livelihood on weapons of deadlihood Is it any wonder the hood is so deadly Seriously What if we used our religions wisely and taught those old dogmas some new tricks What if we decided that we re not here to earn God s love we re here to spend it Hey even Republicans could relate to supply side spirituality right What if we changed the game from survival to thrival What if we went for heaven on earth just for the hell of it Now of course this is all easier said than done But if we want to doit first we have to say it So I say we declare a state of emerge n see Let s emerge from our addiction to the old needy greedy and see that when we are all dancing together in rhythm and flow there is no need for greed So let us begin by using our imagination to imagine how we can create a world where we rise through the Golden Rule rather thanfall to the rule of gold What if we lifted our vision to see above the us vs them mindset and said Wait a minute I think we re all US So it is time to ask each other and ourselves what kind of world do we want to leave for our children and grandchildren A world where we re all in this together Or a world where it s every man for himself

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  • Swami
    Press With a committee of prominent leaders and under the banner It s Bigger Than Politics the next campaign is to smoke out those in the media or government who have not been ethically cleansed those who have a conscience and are now willing to take a stand for truth justice transparency and the rule of law A strategy for getting media coverage a Have prominent members of the committee meet with network execs particularly those in the news department and ask for coverage of the issue b Have local groups the Progressive Democrats of America might be willing to organize this on the ground do the same with local news and newspaper editors c Initiate a telephone campaign to encourage media execs and news anchors who could possibly defy their networks and take a stand These people should be called at work and at home All messages should be calm polite and yet urgent They should be from men women children elders hey put the dog on the phone too These messages are designed to create cognitive dissonance and encourage misgivings based on conscience to emerge If we are fortunate we will see mainstream media folks beginning to break through the soundless barrier and begin to poke holes in the wall of lies I find it disturbing how many of my progressive colleagues consider the co optation of the corporate media a fait accompli Again go right for their perceived strength Make people uncomfortable Invoke the spirit of Edward R Murrow Bring back Phil Donohue and make him a spokesperson and poster child The metaphor that comes to mind is the movie The Insider based on a true story where a tobacco industry executive finds the scruples and courage to blow the whistle on suppressed tobacco company studies Step 3 Increase Ground Support There is no reason to stop with 100 000 or even a million signatures What if we had five or ten million Americans willing to put their John Hancock behind Rep Conyers call for a real investigation While prospects for impeachment would seem nil with the Republican majority it will become harder and harder to dispute indisputable evidence That s why it is very important to have parties from all parties represented This is a battle that transcends left and right and goes right to the heart of our greatest spiritual and political values Our foundational attitude needs to be the truth will come out sooner or later so let s tell the truth now and avoid the rush later on Here is another very serious reason to act now I have seen reports recently particularly a February speech by former weapons inspector Scott Ritter that the U S plans to begin bombing Iran in June This may be close to truth or unfounded rumor In either case we shouldn t risk this window of opportunity being closed by an event like that In a talk two weeks ago Tom Hayden ascribed many sudden changes in history to seemingly insignificant events or ideas that take on life and momentum Perhaps we are at such a moment Perhaps we the people or at least the 50 million of us who voted for regime change can shift the momentum enough to re establish the rule of law and begin a grassroots movement to take back the media What is to Be Done and What s Being Done Since I initiated this communication last week by sending it to a number of key people I ve been heartened and encouraged by the response Medea Benjamin of Code Pink is ready to activate her 30 000 member organization and suggested I write a draft of the statement that people can sign see below Others including Thom Hartmann Richard Heinberg author of The Party s Over Oil War and the Fate of Industrial Societies Green Party Presidential candidate David Cobb have expressed their support Yesterday I met with William Rivers Pitt of Truthout org and Progressive Democrats of America PDA Deputy Director Kevin Spidel to present the idea to them Meanwhile PDA has helped create a new website afterdowningstreet org Here s what you can do 1 Sign the petition at afterdowningstreet org and send it to your friends 2 If you have access to any of the notables on my list or if you have additional suggestions please forward this message 3 Use the magic of tell a person If there are folks you know who have limited internet access call em up Get involved with Progressive Democrats of America which is in reality an organization that goes way beyond the Democratic Party They are doing the necessary grassroots education and organization work in all 435 congressional districts They deserve our financial support 4 Begin now calling local and national news editors asking them to cover this issue I understand that PDA will have a media list available in the near future Here is a draft of the message for signers to sign A Call for Truth and Transparency It is time for we the people to do what our elected leaders have not and the mass media will not It is time for us to take the lead in exposing the lies and deceptions that have led to the ongoing misadventures in Iraq In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson George Washington Benjamin Franklin and Tom Paine it is time for us to affirm our loyalty to the spiritual and political principles that are bigger than any President and any administration It is time to stop the slide down the slippery slope of trading our freedom and our values for the false god of security through domination To paraphrase the slogan of a real conservative hero Barry Goldwater In our hearts we know it s wrong That is the true source of disheartenment and malaise in America today that we have bought a lie that our brave soldiers are dying for and we have felt powerless to speak what our

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  • Swami
    new angle we all want the same thing Government of the people by the people and for the people where the government does our bidding not the bidding of the highest bidder The Tragedy of Ethic Cleansing Who is in Danger Those in government unwilling to spin the spin Whistle blowers and truth tellers Journalists who refuse to embed down with those they are investigating Scientists whose results are at odds with the official party line Policy makers to the left of John Ashcroft Anyone who accuses the liars of lying Enquirer Interview Swami Speaks Out on Ethic Cleansing Not Seeism and Bringing Down the Irony Curtain Although he told us he was rushed to catch a higher plane the Swami was kind enough to answer a few questions from our intrepid Natural Enquirer Reporter Natural Enquirer I ll ask the question I know is on many of our minds How can this great country so steeped in freedom and justice fall prey to ethic cleansing Swami who is really to blame Swami As you probably know I am a devout FUNdamentalist dedicated to bringing about Nonjudgment Day so I try to avoid judging and blame In fact I think people who judge are terrible and those who blame are the cause of all the world s problems But I do think responsibility lies somewhere and responsibility for most of the lies lies with the mass media Natural Enquirer You would think the press would give such a pressing issue blanket coverage Swami Oh they have They have covered the issue of ethic cleansing with a blanket and have just about smothered it to death It used to be there was something called the press but now the press has been pressed into service as lie ability insurance for gold collar criminals Talk about weapons of mass distraction Boy Did you know this country produces more B S per square person than anyplace else on the planet That s right When it comes to number two we re number one And all that B S has clogged our skeptic system No wonder we have the disturbing problem of Not Seeism when the media makes it so easy for people to pretend to not see what is going on right in front of their noses Natural Enquirer Yes it seems like you ve been speaking out for a while now on the Not See menace Can you identify any other symptoms to be on the lookout for Swami Well Not Seeism goes hand in hand with irony deficiency and together they hold the Irony Curtain in place The best treatment we have is to strengthen the body politic by pumping ironies so I offer up these ironic enablers for ethic cleansing as irony supplements to chew on Those who think two men lying together is an abomination but think nothing of a whole bunch of men lying together to bomb a nation Creationists who believe in Social Darwinism Those who preach

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    on ever finding an answer to this question and you re my last hope Why do bad things happen to good people Ira Bell Ft Wayne Indiana Dear Ira I have often puzzled over this and in a recent meditation it came to me like a bolt of enlightening The reason bad things happen to good people is God is dyslexic Consequently negative things are going to happen so I say that life is like photography We use the negative to develop And I have more good news Two negatives can make a positive For example I know someone who has two serious problems He is paranoid and he is dyslexic But it has worked out perfectly He believes the world is plotting to make him happy and there isn t a thing he can do about it Dear Swami Condoleezza Rice I am fascinated by her and I realize she never really talks about her personal or spiritual life Any clues Ronnie Gamuck Boca Raton Florida Dear Ronnie If the rumors I m hearing are true Condi will soon be coming out with her spiritual autobiography Women Who Run With the Wolfowitzes Dear Swami I ve been reading your material over the past couple of years and I m wondering if I detect a bit of partisanship You seem to lean a little to the left and I thought spiritual leaders like yourself need to stay above the fray Surely you must have something good to say about the Republicans Foster B Reckondwith Oceanside California Dear Foster While it is true that I have criticized our current Administration I agree with you that we need to come front and center to heal the left right divide Hey just because the right is wrong doesn t mean the left is right I appreciate that Republicans honor individual responsibility and I completely agree with them that the prime cause of welfare mothers is farewell fathers I think all of us especially Republicans need to listen to Republicans more Republicans like Lincoln who spoke of government of by and for the people like Teddy Roosevelt who urged us to conserve our natural resources like Dwight D Eisenhower who warned us to beware of the military industrial complex Maybe if the Banana Republicans in charge now who seem determined to turn this country into a banana republic rife with militarism loss of liberties and growing gap between rich and poor listened more to those Republicans we could end the ethic cleansing and heal the truth decay we are suffering from now Copyright 2005 by Steve Bhaerman All rights reserved You can find Swami online at http www wakeuplaughing com Swami Goes to the Midwest in his 2005 Heartland Tour Swami Beyondananda Cosmic Comic and spiritual leader to millions of FUNdamentalists accent on fun was considering going to the Mid East this spring and then thought better of it He realized he could actually do more good touring the Midwest particularly after electile dysfunction

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    laughter may there be even more awakening Those bubbles of joyful laughter are just what the body politic needs to counterbalance the toxic conditions due to toxic conditioning If it quacks like a duck and steps like a goose there s something fowl afoot In addition to the toxic conditioning that is our birthwrong we now find out that fear gnomes were released into the body politic repeatedly after 9 11 These little gnomes of gnawing fear have lowered our resistance to impropaganda The repeated injection of fear gnomes under the brand names Code Orange and Deniatol political scientists say has caused code dependency and dope addiction that s where we get addicted to electing the same dopes again and again despite proven long term damage to the body politic Even more serious toxic conditioning due to fear causes selective blindness The resulting loss of hindsight and foresight not to mention the inability to see what s right in front of your nose is often called Not Seeism Here s an example Remember all the fuss and furor and special prosecution over the Monica Lewinsky affair Meanwhile we have 9 11 the crime of the new American century and are left with unanswered questions and unquestioned answers How is it that legislators and a special prosecutor spent four years and 50 million taxpayer dollars investigating a President who lied about a blow job while the official story on this far more serious blowup job is swallowed whole Cheating on Hillary is one thing but cheating on the whole country is something else And yet that is what a number of private investigators notably David Ray Griffin author of The New Pearl Harbor are trying to tell us No wonder political scientists are concerned about the effects of irony deficiency and truth decay and are beginning to utter the F word While few are ready to openly diagnose our condition as fascism you know the old saying If it quacks like a duck and steps like a goose there s something fowl afoot Fascism is a potentially fatal condition where artificially generated fear causes unnatural growth of muscle tissue If left unchecked it will eventually constrict the heart and squeeze the life out of the body politic Already a grave parasitic condition called Military Industrial Complex has been draining our lifeblood for decades and has been linked to the current epidemic of Deficit Inattention Disorder No wonder we didn t have the resistance to shake off Mad Cowboy Disease last year With the body politic near fiscal exhaustion and fear gnomes clouding our vision all the administration had to do was utter one magic word Osamasaddam and presto all criticism would be dismissed Thanks to this sophisticated dismissal defense system far too many Americans were put into a state of cattlepsy and herded into the bewilderness Good News Creationists and Evolutionists Are Both Right Now I have bad news The current condition is irreversible because there is no going back I have good news too We can outgrow it by moving forward Albert Einstein said that a problem couldn t be solved at the level it was created He said that nearly 100 years ago but it still hasn t sunk in Quantum physics tells us the universe is a unified field where everyone and everything is related And you know what Jesus said the same thing 2 000 years ago and that hasn t sunk in either He said Love thy neighbor because we re all neighbors under One Hood So how is it that Do unto others devolved into Doo doo unto others Well because we humans are still acting as if we are living in the Newtonian universe of equal and opposite forces Force must be met with more force You poke out my eye I poke out your eye Talk about irony deficiency Forget all that self righteous homage to the Three Wise Men When push comes to shove it s strictly Three Stooges No wonder we have a world at odds trying to get even We have smart bombs but apparently don t have the smarts to determine when using even the smartest bomb is stupid Is it that hard to understand that when you use a big stick to become number one everyone else is going to treat you like number two Or as another old saying goes It doesn t matter how big your stick is if you stick your stick where it doesn t belong you re stuck In order to break the linear pattern of black eyes and stuck sticks we must evolve to the next level beyond getting even and get odd instead In other words if what we have been doing for centuries hasn t worked let s try something new for a change It turns out both the creationists and the evolutionists are right The Creator created us to evolve in consciousness Otherwise Jesus would have said Now don t do a thing until I return We must face the sad truth We have found the weapons of mass destruction and they are us Not just the U S but humankind s addiction to inhuman unkindness So the question is can we undo the doo doo we have done Or will the done doo doo be our undoing And this brings us to the next level of fool realization and a tough irony tablet to swallow Instead of using our blessed resources to be fruitful and multiply we have used them to stay fruitlessly divided Why Because we have been tricked into taking sides Here s something funny If you were to take a survey you d find that a vast majority of humans would be happy to live in peace But the world s mining interests you know the ones who say that s mine that s mine and that s mine know that the best way to overwhelm an overwhelming majority is to divide it in two

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    patients are Islam Christianity and Judaism Each at its most extreme lives in the delusional system that it alone is the One True Path And unlike the Three Christs of Ypsilanti these folks are armed and dangerous And now in the Mother of All Psychology Experiments God has placed them in therapy together in a city that all three hold holy Meanwhile the rest of the world gets to see if the Big Three Karma Dealers can transcend their delusions enough to curb their dogmas instead of having them poop on someone else s sacred ground Now this is what I call a reality TV show Now it may sound a little extreme blasphemous even to refer to sacred systems as delusional but Webster s doesn t lie The dictionary defines delusional as a belief held despite invalidating evidence Now while there may not be any irrefutable evidence that invalidates any particular religious belief unless of course you want to believe in the junk sciences of biology archeology and anthropology there is evidence that invalidates the childish notion my dogma s better than your dogma It doesn t seem to matter what breed of dogma you ve got they all have the same Master Amazing True Facts Science Proves Prayer Works Even When Religion Doesn t In his book The Healing Power of Prayer Dr Larry Dossey cites numerous experiments where patients who are prayed for heal more quickly and have fewer complications following surgery These experiments were done as serious double blind experiments and were repeated using animals as the pray ees not the pray ers and the results were the same It seems that all that was needed was a prayerful intention and the prayer worked No one religious system was shown to work better than another Pray Back Time is Here So what can we conclude from this Well for one thing next time you re sick pray to be in the prayed for group But more importantly the belief that one s own religious system is the One True Path ends up being the One True Pathology because evidence says any well intentioned prayer works equally well Right now elements in those three religions are sticking to their stories and indeed the entire region remains littered with dogma doo But as more and more of their followers become leaders in telling the highest truth maybe they ll end up like the more enlightened Christ of Ypsilanti who put one and one and one together and got One These religions bless em have provided us with spiritual nourishment for years and we know that their prayers work They have prayed for our souls And now it is time for us to pray them back Let us now pray for their Souls to rise together in levity as they overcome the gravity that has brought them down and threatens to take the rest of us down with them Time to Milk the Sacred Cow and Take the Bull

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    mean why leave out Pennsylvania Or Ohio Natural Enquirer And you re campaigning for a new precedent Swami Yes because if we the people choose a new precedent a new President will surely follow So here is a precedent we can all vote for Government of the people by the people for the people where the government does our bidding not the bidding of the highest bidder Natural Enquirer OK but what does this have to do with putting an end to Bush bashing Swami Well let s face it George Bush has become an enlightening rod to awaken millions of Americans concerned with holistic issues who have realized if can I be blunt here that it s hard to live a holistic life in an assaholistic system President Bush has indeed been the great uniter with 75 of the world s population now united against him Here in this country many many people have declared they will no longer stand for George Bush de constituting the Constitution while his Banana Republicans turn this country into a banana republic Which explains all the Bush bashing But along with taking a stand on what we won t stand for we must stand up for what we do stand for As I ve said before we need more forums and fewer againstums So it s time to stop beating around the Bush and ask ourselves that all important question what great things would we be doing if there were no Bush to bash Natural Enquirer Are you campaigning for a specific candidate Swami Well part of choosing a new precedent is electing ourselves Hey George Bush did it so why not us I don t know how many physics majors are reading this but take Isaac Newton s word for it In order to change direction you must first stop the momentum going in the direction you don t want to go So we must elect ourselves to stop the current misleadership taking us fool speed ahead the wrong way down the wrong road And that is why the Right to Laugh Party is throwing its weight behind John Kerry this year Of course it s not much weight Because we tend to gravitate toward levity we re definitely lightweights But maybe it takes comedy for people to see there s something funny going on Natural Enquirer But still do you think the Democrats deserve our support Shouldn t progressives as Ralph Nader suggests stand together to teach the Democrats a lesson Swami I think we have to get our lesson plans sequenced right Remember Lincoln s speech about government of the people by the people for the people not perishing from this earth Well I ve got news for you It s on life support So let s breathe some life into the body politic by teachingthe Republicans a lesson first First things first Voting for Nader to knock off the Democrats well it reminds me of the Aggie joke I

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