Preface: During this year I've been constantly reminded by a post I had made January 1st, 2010... nearly 2 years ago: Heavy Astrological Happenings, which the astrologer who wrote the paper foretold of major changes unlike we've ever encountered. Here it is and we're nearing the end of 2011 and whether or not astrology played any roll in those major changes we've been witness to for this year in particular, (weather that brought ruin to many parts of the country, the revelation of income disparity in our country, the social unrest thru the Occupy marches throughout the Nation, the abyss between not only the rich and the poor but the ideological divide between Republican and Democrats, Liberal and Conservatives... the list is long and not very pleasant as far as changes go, although I'm sure that there are many positive changes that have yet to be fully recognized, much less grasped by the country as a whole. The Mid East uprising which began in last spring was/is unheard of until then in that part of the world and then the debt problems not only in the U.S. but Europe and only recently what the media may end up referring to as the Russian Winter with their own problems with the governing elite.
On one hand these are exciting times given the amount of change throughout not only America but the world... and with duality firmly at play, these are also times of huge uncertainty and doubt that challenges anyone that thinks, despite their position in the world. The uncertainty of even our own government and our economic system is enough to consider alcoholism for many... not a recommended escape but very accessible and legal.
The Mountain Gives Way to Inertia
Truth is neither optimistic nor pessimistic... it is what is. Regarding the political state of the world, not only our own country, is a real war of the nature of duality. Look around and it is so evident that our opinions are split down the middle, from the Republicans and Democrats, Liberals and Conservatives, the President and Congress, Tea Partiers and Occupiers, Capitalism and Socialism, Christians and Muslims, Pro-Choice and Pro-Life, Palestinians and Israelis... the dualities are everywhere one can look with open eyes and the Truth of the matter... and the Truth of the matter is with all those opinions coming from the mouths of millions and millions of people worldwide thru the various mediums we have constructed to disseminate those opinions to anyone that will listen, there are more talkers than there are listeners. Even our once trusted news sources in the U.S. now try to out shout each other much to the detriment of actual debate or truth finding.
We have arrived at a level of communications amongst all the world's peoples that compete for center stage with whose opinions will overrun the opposition. It matters little if there is not an ounce of wisdom in anything that is said because nobody really wants to listen... not when there is this vast world of communications to rant on and on with.
It's arguably a time when nobody really seems to want to concede to another opinion that differs from their own. Look at the responses even on this board to verify that. Read the opinions (if you can!) that follow news reports... it is meaningless to give freedom of the press if freedom apparently equals anarchy.
As a reminder, "anarchy" is defined as -
1) Absence of any form of political authority.
2) Political disorder and confusion.
3) Absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose.
More and more, from the U.S. to the Middle East, from Europe to Russia, from Africa to Asia... is there not a spot on the globe that one cannot see social unrest?
It could be easily argued that this phenomenon of social upheaval began it's big movement NOT because of the banking/mortgage crisis (another duality), but that, too, was initiated by everything else going on globally with unrest popping up damn near everywhere in a relatively short period of time. Who is the real culprit amongst us that should be punished harshly when this period of tremendous unrest is beyond our understanding?
If anyone truly believes they have the answer... the solution to all the upheavals throughout the world, we know that any answer will be met with a polarizing opposition.
Does anyone REALLY want the Truth and who amongst us would recognize the Truth if it was delivered to us personally? Who among us is willing to give up whatever goodness we have to achieve Truth.
Looking around thru the streets of my own hometown, to the news reports on the country, to International news and beyond, there is precious little that anyone seems to want to believe other than they are getting ripped off, they are getting cheated, they are not being treated fairly, they are hungry and homeless... all this misery continues growing all around us like a huge fungus threatening our very beings, and we are ill-equipped to deal with the enormity of the problem that we ourselves have created.
All the hu'man problems we deal with daily are OUR problems. We either believe in what we are doing as being the right thing for us to do or we are simply chasing dreams to escape from the god-awful reality that we find ourselves in. Again, we are faced with that never ending duality, yin/yang, and we continually try to disprove it's TRUTH. The less "YIN" the less "YANG"... the greater the "YIN" the greater the "YANG", true and simple.
The greater the Nation the greater the collapse, the greater the wealth the equally greater the poverty.
No wonder there is so much doubt... the greater the doubt the greater the Truth.
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