“I am not going to live in fear of anything. I will not indulge in dread. I have, in times gone by, but not anymore. I’ve got better things to do with my gift of life. I withdraw my imagination from the agencies of Empire; it’s mine – my life is my own.
The real insurgency is in fearlessness and in the mastery of your own visions and deeds, and I respectfully ask you to consider this:
Refuse to follow the agenda of panic that is seeded in the parapolitical and conspiracy realms. Refuse to be led by the nose by the unwise.
…Create ideas in your life, in your home and work and relationships, that disintegrate the artificial imagination of Empire. Discern, transform, stand at the center. Be your own king, your own queen… Be proudly independent. Destroy without remorse. Create without explanation. Stand in honor, even when and where it is unfashionable.
Take ownership of your vision, of your life, and refine it – and keep refining it. In the end, it’s all on you.” ~Neil Kramer (Roamcast #16)
“In a story not reported on at all by any Western mainstream media source, Iceland just sentenced another five high level bankers to prison for directly contributing to the collapse of the country’s economy in 2008.
This brings the total to 26 bankers now behind bars in Iceland, with most being CEOs of large financial institutions, rather than low level traders… Their crimes include market manipulation, embezzlement, and breach of fiduciary duties…
[T]he prosecutions have been possible because rather than protect and reward the very institutions responsible for the collapse, and the gangsters that run them, the Icelandic government let them fail, and then created a financial supervisory authority to strictly oversee the banks…
Meanwhile, the governments of the US and Europe bailed out most of those responsible for playing a direct role in the financial crisis that crippled the global economy. In the US, Congress gave American banks a $700 billion TARP bailout at the expense of taxpayers.
Not one banker in the US has even been charged with a crime relating to the financial collapse, there is still virtually no regulation of the banks, and they are pulling in a near record $160 billion in annual profits, all from “money” created out of thin air.
“All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
And I intend to end up there…
I’m like a bird from another continent, sitting in this aviary.
The day is coming when I fly off,
But who is it now in my ear who hears my voice?
Who says words with my mouth?
Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks…” ~Rumi