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Common-Sense Diplomacy

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Had an interesting dream last night. I was a Counter-Terrorist Diplomatic Consultant for some alphabet agency and we were meeting in a ‘situation’ room to discuss the latest hot ‘threat’ and what to do about it.  In this case, it was a Native American man that had just been released from prison that he felt he had been unjustly incarcerated in, he had incendiary devices and guns and was planning to do something at a specific location, according to intel.

So there were all these highly-educated, highly-trained (and highly-paid) agents making a plan, and the best they could come up with was getting a SWAT team down there to take the man out. (as in demised, not out on a date)

Frankly, I was gobsmacked by this ‘genius’ idea and spoke up: “Uh…did anyone even begin to consider just sending someone in, unarmed to have a talk with the fella? Giving him a good listen and letting him vent, get whatever’s bothering him off his chest? Finding out if maybe he had a legitimate grievance and working out a plan with him to address or fix it, if so?”

Nope. Never crossed their minds.

“It’s too risky!” they bleated fearfully.

Cue massive eye-roll here.

“Uh-huh, and that’s why you have me here. I’ll do it. Give me a few minutes to assemble my own team and we’ll get to work. The rest of you stay back and stay quiet, and under no circumstances is ANYONE to do anything even vaguely threatening! Got it?!”

So then I assembled my team, which seemed to consist of a racially-diverse small group of guys in superhero spandex outfits. Our newbie member was very excited about his green satin cape.

Well, the Native American was also pretty impressed by the cape and touched that we were actually trying to listen to him so he vented his heart out and my team agreed to help him address his grievances and see that true justice was done and then we invited him to join our team.  We strolled out of the building with him, strolled on by the police perimeter, amiably chatting with each other as that alphabet agency had its collective jaw hitting the ground.

Mission accomplished. 😀

Then the dream switched to another scenario.

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This time I was called in because our country had done something nasty to Japan and Japan had just found out about it and were planning to declare war, and our country had decided to do a pre-emptive strike. My opinion was asked on the best way to go about doing that.

As in the first part of the dream, I was absolutely stunned by this monumental show of collective idiocy.

“Uh…did anyone even begin to consider just sending someone in, unarmed to to their Embassy to have a talk with them? Give them a good listen and let them vent, get whatever’s bothering them off their chest? If they have a legitimate grievance – which in this case they do – maybe work out a plan with them to address or fix it?”

Oh, it’s too risky, it might incite them to…war…which they were already incited to…hmm.  Oh, and our country would lose face if we actually admitted we’d done something wrong, and trying to apologize would be as good as admitting we’d done something wrong, they might ask for reparations or something. The excuses for avoiding responsibility went on and on.

“Tough cookies, folks, we did wrong and we’re going to suck it up and give them a chance to vent about it and then we’re going to apologize sincerely and do our best to make it up to them!”

So I got all dressed up (no superhero spandex this time) and party-crashed a fancy shindig that was being held at the embassy with a team of unarmed diplomatic agents.  The Japanese government reps were well aware that we were there but everyone was ignoring us, no eye-contact, as if we didn’t exist.  Some agents complained to me that they couldn’t get any of the Japanese contingent to even talk to them, so how could they get anything accomplished here?

I told them that if we got angry over being cold-shouldered, or tried to push the matter, they could justify that we’d acted first to start a war (as if our original crime against them wasn’t enough already) and they were in the clear about responding with force.

“Ok, let them humiliate, embarrass, ignore and shun us to their hearts content, it might make them feel better. We’re not going to whine about it or print any retaliatory stories in the media, we’re going to take it and show sympathy and remorse for what they’re going through – we’re going to put THEIR feelings first!”  So that’s what we did, giving the Japanese ample opportunity to snicker at us being ignored.

The next day, I went back to the embassy with a couple other agents to apologize and hear the Japanese reps out. They vented quite a bit and we admitted our government had been in the wrong and asked what they wanted in the way of reparations.  They were stunned. They’d expected us to respond with threats of world war and other retaliations to pre-emptively strike at them, not us showing up apologetic and taking responsibility to make things right when we’d done wrong.

They said they wanted a public unconditional apology printed in the media, and for us to send people over to Japan to repair any damage done to their infrastructure by our actions and to pay any bills for folks that had gotten hurt.  We agreed and war was averted.

Mission accomplished.

The guys back at the alphabet agency were shocked that my plan had worked and that we’d avoided world war so “simply”.

Wow. SMH sooooo much!

Silly Politicians, Governments Are For Kids!

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The existence of any government, or even just the need for government, is indicative of immaturity.  Imagine a deserted island.  A lone person is washed ashore.  Does that person need a government?  Do they need to rule over others or be ruled by others? No.  If they want to survive and prosper, they need to get of their tushy and work at it.  If they choose to sit on their tushy, they’ll perish.  They have free will to make that choice – to do as they see is the best fit for their personal situation.

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Now let’s enlarge that a little – say it’s a family that landed on that island.  There is no one to rule over the parents, and the parents rule over the children in their immaturity until they too can stand on their own and provide for themselves.  But there is no dispute at this level over who owns what or has access to which resources.  No need for jealousy, envy, greed, or power.  So let’s expand the population to several families.  Again, the division of, or access to resources only becomes a point of contention when the immature are involved.

There is no problem that cannot be solved with with creativity, communication and compassion (the three C’s).

Whether the expression of that is manifested in human society within the framework of a commune or a co-op, or an intentional community, or something else, the need for government is avoided by mature people working together for the survival of all, expanding outward from the individual and the family.

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Any points of contention that may arise can be easily solved by mature people applying the three C’s.  Even if we expand this to a town, or several towns, a country or several countries, government can be entirely done away with, if at every level of society it is emphasized that the practice of the three C’s is paramount, and that maturity is highly prized and encouraged to develop in the young.

A couple of thoughts pertaining to Lightworkers…

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Just a suggestion:

Anything coming out these days that seems a drastic departure from previous narrative, kinda out of the blue/left-field, seems like a ‘too good to be true’ used-car salesman’s pitch, or outright fear p0rn, and/or just doesn’t resonate, I’d suggest just politely ignoring it for about a week. Seems to take that much time for any ‘disinfo’ reveal to take place and for things to settle down. Sitting on it, taking a ‘wait & see for a week’ approach just may save a bit of stress and reduce loss of focus. In the meantime, I really don’t think anyone can go wrong with continuing meditation/prayer for Peace, Unity, Love and Light to prevail.

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Another thought I had:

I think there’s a lot of dysfunctional energy and constipated emotions that have been repressed and oppressed and the influx of cosmic energy we’re getting bombarded with now is helping to release that on a planetary scale. All the unresolved stuff, all the stuff we’ve pushed down, not wanting to or not being allowed to deal with. Time’s up, it’s deal with it or hold ourselves back from moving into higher vibrational frequencies. Gaia is ascending and we either go with the flow or choose to remain in lower densities. The planet/universe is giving us all this boost out of sheepledom, helping us unplug from the matrix to be a part of the planetary upwards shift in consciousness. Contrary to some opinions, the process is not all fuzzy kittens, rainbow unicorns and sugar cookies. Just my opinion.

Review of intelliARMOR 4-Port USB Charger (Sponsored Post) #intelliarmor

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When I first purchased my Kindle tablet, I was given the option of shelling out another $25 for a special Kindle charger that would power up my Kindle in about 4 hours, rather than take almost double that with a regular charger. Occasionally, immediate gratification can be nice to indulge in so I got one.  The only problems were that the thing kept getting misplaced, and I was out of luck if I wanted to use it to charge both my Kindle AND my cellphone at the same time, especially if I’m in a hurry and need both devices in a flash!

Well, my days of having to choose which device gets the love first are over! 😀

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What this petite device does is allow me to charge BOTH my kindle AND my cell phone at the same time – and it does it at the same ACCELERATED SPEED that my teensy (and often misplaced) old 1-device charger did!

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The intelliARMOR also has 4 ports available, so if I decide to go ahead and get that additional tablet for the kids that I’ve been mulling over (so I can actually get to use my own Kindle once in a while 😀 ) then I can get that one charged just as lickety split as the other electronics I’ve tried out on it to put it through it’s paces.

The intelliARMOR charger is a piece of cake to use and my kids caught on quick.  Before I knew it, they sneakily snagged it right out from under me and scurried off to their room to re-charge the Kindle in a jiffy.  They had about 30 hungry cats to feed in the Minecraft game they were playing.

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