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Words to taketo HEART. We do and will loose battles but NOT the war.

Remember, we DON'T need to have the majority "fighting", only the support in their hearts that we fight for us and them. The majority IS disgusted with what America has become; that which it has almost always been anyway. With the veils of DEMOCRACY now pulled away and the exposure of the real meaning of AND FOR THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS in sight for everyone with eyes to see in all it's sick meglomanic psychotic behaviors, 99% of our elected representatives feel they no longer have to act as if they act FOR the people.
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Hiding behind nicknames and making sure we do not post anything that would identify ourselves is done out of the necessity to avoid retribution by our "massa's". A better definition than one of the new words in the "American" language than "sheeple" of what the majority of the population really is would be SLAVES. The purpose of Colonial American Master/Slave relations, and the model that it developed from, Lord and Serf, has never been the production of good or services. Believe me, the slave-owners, and before them, the Lords and Kings, KNEW that they would get better work from their slaves if they treated them more humanely and "paid" them with better living conditions, allowing them to "earn" those better conditions with higher work output or more respect for their masters. THAT WAS AND IS NEVER THE GOAL OF SLAVERY, which is still practiced in every country in the world. Yes, even here in America; most of us just need to wake up to the fact that we are slaves. The masters or their overseers ENJOY degrading, punishing, controlling and instilling fear in the slaves. The by-product that we get SOME WORK DONE FOR THEM is of minor consequence. Think on it, it you dare, and contemplate what you are going to do about being a slave... ... ... ... ..

As a son of a son of a sailor, anything that uses sailing terminology to get a point across makes more sense to me than if another "language" where used to bring understanding of a dichotomous relationship.

With that introduction, I give you heartening words sent to me by a wonderful lady friend down south who knows that I fight the good fight and that I have few worthy opponents. She also knows that sometimes I too get overwhelmed and allow myself to feel like I am defeated. She also knows that as long as there are fellow Rainbow Warriors like me to help her fight what needs to be fought, WE CAN NOT LOOSE THE WAR! I learned well when I was a teenager mixing both Native American and Buddhist philosophy with the theories of conflict resolution contained in Sun Tzu's "Art of War" and Che Guevara's manual of guerrilla warfare on how to defeat a much larger opponent.

From Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, who wrote the runaway best seller Women Who Run With the Wolves:

Do Not Lose Heart

Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world right now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is " we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.

I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able crafts in the waters than there are right now across the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the history of humankind... Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you. Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless.

We have been in training for a dark time such as this, since the day we assented to come to Earth. For many decades, worldwide, souls just like us have been felled and left for dead in so many ways over and over brought down by na´vetÚ, by lack of love, by being ambushed and assaulted by various cultural and personal shocks in the extreme. We have a history of being gutted, and yet remember this especially "we have also, of necessity, perfected the knack of resurrection. Over and over again we have been the living proof that that which has been exiled, lost, or foundered can be restored to life again.

In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency too to fall into being weakened by persevering on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails. We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we, more so, will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn't you say you were a believer? Didn't you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn't you ask for grace? Don't you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

Understand the paradox: If you study the physics of a waterspout, you will see that the outer vortex whirls far more quickly than the inner one. To calm the storm means to quiet the outer layer, to cause it to swirl much less, to more evenly match the velocity of the inner core " till whatever has been lifted into such a vicious funnel falls back to Earth, lays down, is peaceable again. One of the most important steps you can take to help calm the storm is to not allow yourself to be taken in a flurry of overwrought emotion or desperation thereby accidentally contributing to the swale and the swirl.

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take "everyone on Earth" to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these - to be fierce and to show mercy toward others, both, are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.

There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it; I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate. The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours: They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall:

When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

This comes with much love and prayer that you remember who you came from, and why you came to this beautiful, needful Earth.