Exposing Zionism and Israel: A Definitive Guide

This is an in-depth and comprehensive overview for people who care enough to learn the truth about the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict, Zionism, and the hidden forces that created it. If there is ever to be peace and justice in Israel and Palestine, the truth must be known. Like a “well-meaning” band aid on a bullet wound, concessions will not suffice. After decades of war, only a thorough understanding of the underlying, hidden facts will create a solid foundation for any lasting healing and peace to be made.

This may be controversial, but we’ve reached a dangerous point of critical mass where we need to start facing the facts about our collective actions instead of “politely” running away from them. This issue affects us all in many ways which we’ll discuss. But because it’s a sensitive subject for some people, let’s rip the band-aid off quickly and get right to the core of the issue – ZIONISM.

First off, we need to make a clear distinction between “Jews” and Zionists”. They are very different. Judaism is a religion. Zionism is a nationalistic movement that demands the return of the Jewish people to “their” “homeland” to establish Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel based on a fictionalized Bronze-Age religious superstition. Not all Jews are Zionists and not all Zionists are religious Jews. In fact, many Jews in Israel disagree with Zionist Religious Nationalism. They see how Zionism differs in both principle and practice from the fundamental Jewish faith, and has been used by wealthy elites as an emotionally-driven tool of brainwashing and infiltration that manipulates Jewish people to usurp sociopolitical control.

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“Zionists” are a group of people that believe Jews must be in control of the historical land of Israel, and are willing to use unlimited violence, theft, and subversion to achieve this goal. This is not an opinion – this is a restatement of many Zionist figureheads’ own words.

“We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.”
~Yisrael Koenig, The Koenig Memorandum.

 

“We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?’ Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said ‘Drive them out!'”
~ Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.

 

“We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai.”
~ David Ben-Gurion, May 1948, to the General Staff. From Ben-Gurion, A Biography, by Michael Ben-Zohar, Delacorte, New York 1978.

Some religious people may cling to the Zionist notion of “the chosen people” and their “god-given right to the holy land” that is based on a completely absurd Bronze-Age religious superstition with no scientifically factual legitimacy.  In a sane, rational world, your beliefs don’t entitle you with magical “god given rights” to take away the inherent rights of others.

For example: the following clip refers to the lunacy of religious fanatics condemning gays because of what it says in the Bible. But it can also be applied to the lunacy of Zionism condemning everyone who doesn’t completely agree with them, their twisted interpretations of old scripture, and their demand for Religious Nationalism.

Check it out.

Honestly, if simple logic and reason were enough to resolve the situation, we could stop the article here and begin the conscious evolution of the human species.

But religion, including the religion of the State (of which Zionism comprises both), isn’t based on logic and reason. Religious and statist brainwashing is based on emotional “justification”, social pressures, and fear-based indoctrination. So, in case you happen to be someone who needs an avalanche of facts and statistics to show you the horrific illegitimacy of Zionism, along with how people around the world, Jews and non-Jews, are being manipulated towards global destruction by Zionism, let’s continue.

The imaginary religious rhetoric used as the justification of Israel’s establishment says, ‘Semites are God’s chosen people with a right to their holy land’. Even if you believe this megalomaniacal, borderline insane declaration, most Israelis (estimates suggest between 70-85%) aren’t actual Semites! They are converted Ashkenazi Jews from Europe that immigrated to Palestine after World War II. Ironically, the TRUE Semites are the Palestinians, having descended from the Semitic tribes in the Middle East! It’s sadly hypocritical that Israel’s apartheid genocide of Palestine over the past 70+ years is the most horrific “Anti-Semitic” oppression in the world.

Since we’ve clarified the “Semitic” issue, in regards to the “Anti-Semitic” claim, we can see that it too quickly falls apart with no legitimacy. Even former Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni admits that “calling people ‘Anti-Semitic’ is a trick. We always use it.” It’s a manufactured form of cultural shaming based on lies. It’s part of a desperate attempt to shut down dissent, critical thinking, and inquiry, since obviously using facts, logic, and reason doesn’t work so well in support of Zionism.

So now that we’ve deconstructed the fundamental justifications of Zionism, let’s address Israel’s purported “right to self-defense”. Israel’s main opponent is Hamas, and there has been years of horrific fighting with both parties carrying responsibility. However, did you know that Israel (and the US, by proxy) created Hamas? For those unaware, the Israeli Mossad (their CIA) created Hamas in 1987, with the frontmen Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Yassin and Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi. Why? Because, as Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, says: “Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).”

Divide and conquer: the oldest military tactic in the book.

Well, isn’t that interesting?

This is the same story for the creation of Al Quaeda/ ISIS by the USA in the endless, hypocritical “War on Terror”. Since war is profitable, the psychopaths in power “solve their problems” by making an even bigger problem, then use the state-controlled mainstream media cover up their responsibility by spinning the situation to play the victim card when things get out of hand. This is the same behavior seen in psychopaths. Psychopaths covertly and purposefully create their own problems, using guilt, gaslighting, and divisive rhetoric to act like the victims, doing exactly what they demonize others of doing (like using children as human shields), pandering to their allies while simultaneously manipulating them, inflaming the drama to generate more power, all while continuously lying and feeding off the energy of others.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was even caught on film admitting all of this!

It doesn’t get much more blatant than that.

In the same way, Israel has continued to lie, manipulate, murder, and drain resources from other countries with impunity, despite breaking international law, arms laws, and unjustly murdering tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Palestine and other countries which creates even more civil unrest and backlash. It’s all part of the Machiavellian plan to maintain power, and Zionist sympathizers have fallen for it, hook, line, and sinker.

Bottom line: when you are illegally occupying territories that are not yours based on fictional beliefs, contrary to consensus of international law, purposefully arming other religious extremists to create bigger problems, you have no inherent moral superiority deserving of defense or “rights” over that land. PERIOD. Don’t agree? Let’s say I broke in to your house declaring, “One of my ancestors wrote in a book a long time ago saying this is my land forever because I believe something different than you, so I’m taking everything you own and putting you in a concentration camp. And If you fight back, I have the right to kill you.” Would you allow it to happen and say, “Well, he has a right to self-defense because of his religious superstition”, or would you consider me a criminal who’s mentally delusional? Obviously, it would be criminally insane! So why would any person with a conscience and an ounce of sanity allow it to happen to Palestine?

In this way, we can compare Zionism to the American settlers’ apartheid genocide of Native Americans under the fictional, religious ideology of “Manifest Destiny”. Same as always, those with more power demonize those that resist with propaganda, calling them “terrorists”“savages”, “lesser”,  “insurgents”, and “a threat to civilization”.

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Just like America’s excuse of their oppression and expulsion from England to “seek their own land”, Zionism also uses a fictional, wildly exaggerated narrative of the Holocaust as the justification for turning Palestine in to an apartheid concentration camp. And just like America ignores the underhanded, subversive details of its history, Zionism also conveniently leaves out much of its history which causes the conflicts it pretends to be the victim of. For example, Zionists ignore being responsible for the economic collapse and cultural exploitation of Germany in the early 20th century. And when they were removed from their positions of power, unable to usurp off Germany unto its demise, International Zionists used the Jewish people as a scapegoat for declaring war on Germany pre-World War 2.

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They say “Truth Fears No Investigation”, yet the Holocaust continues to be ILLEGAL to simply question in many countries. This is one of the many mechanisms of mind control we see to maintain social ignorance so Zionists can continue their endless predation of entire countries.  I guess the Zionist declaration “Never Again!” doesn’t apply when you are the one committing the genocidal atrocities. How convenient… for the psychopaths behind it all.

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With these psychopathic commonalities, is it any surprise that America is Israel’s biggest supporter– politically, industrially, militarily, and financially? Even while America’s infrastructure crumbles, it has increasingly given hundred of billions of dollars to Israel, at $3 billion per year and rising (not including loan guarantees, massive weapon stockpiles, military and private development contracts, and more). If a government’s loyalties are supposedly to the betterment of its people first and foremost, above all, then why would the US government sacrifice the well-being of its own people to support a foreign country? It’s more than just strategic positioning to spread control in the Middle East. The reason why is because, just like in pre-WW2 Germany, behind the scenes, key elements in government, banking, industry, and media have been hijacked by Zionists who are beholden to the elite private interests that put them in positions of power over the interests of the people. History repeats itself when people don’t learn the lessons.

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Speaking of “history repeats itself”, we’ll come back to discussing who’s behind the scenes after a quick historical segue to better understand how and why the situation came to be.

In my discussions with Israeli supporters, people try to justify the occupation by claiming, “The region is better now with Israel there because before Israel came along, nobody was really in Palestine. It was full of violent, uncivilized people oppressing women and cutting peoples’ head off.” This too is incorrect, and desperately in need of some education. Here’s a quick history lesson to set the record straight, so get ready for rapid fire facts.

From 1517-1917 Turkey’s Ottoman Empire stretched across what is presently known as Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and Israel. During World War I (1914-1918), Turkey supported Germany. When Germany was defeated, so were the Turks. Prior to this in 1916, as the region was being taken over by the Allied forces, control of the southern portion of the Ottoman Empire was “mandated” to France and Britain under the Sykes-Picot Agreement supervised by the League of Nations, which divided the Arab region into zones of influence. This was not meant to permanently retain control, since the region had been under Middle Eastern control since the 16th century. Instead, it was intended as a temporary measure to facilitate the transition “until such time as they [the native communities] are able to stand alone“, as was stated in The Covenant of the League of Nations. In other words, “Don’t try and manipulate the region for control. Just keep the peace and let people govern themselves”. This was considered a very reasonable agreement to everyone involved at the time (except the Turks and the Axis powers in the war, obviously). Lebanon and Syria were assigned (mandated) to France, and “Mandatory Palestine(today’s Jordan, Israel, and Palestine) was mandated in trust to Great Britain.

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To the well-established native Arab population who lived in Palestine, it was their homeland. Return of their native rights had been promised to them both implicitly in The Covenant of the League of Nations which was the charter for the League of Nations through which they formed an agreement with local communities, but also by the Allies in the McMahon Agreement (1915) for their help in defeating the Turks in World War 1. However, soon after in 1917 this would be betrayed by the Balfour Declaration, wherein the British would also promise Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild and his Zionist counterparts the establishment of a Jewish state in exchange for financial, industrial, and political support to win WW1 (and gain support for all future conflicts, obviously). This betrayal and introduction of privatized ultra-wealthy elitist Zionist sociopolitical control is the pivotal demise in the history of the region. It also ties in to the imposed injustice in Treaty of Versailles after World War 1, the socioeconomic destruction of Germany between the two wars, and the hidden history of World War 2, all of which was instigated and manipulated by Zionist interests to their benefit for the creation of Israel.

But from these facts, we can see that before Israel, Palestine was a relatively modern, well-established area with a diverse, thriving culture under Turkish/ tentative British rule and influence. Now it’s well known as the largest concentration camp in the world. For anyone who wants further proof that Palestine was a legitimate region with a cohesive national community which was destroyed by Zionist interests, having existed well before the illegitimate creation of Israel, there are several authenticated photographs which document that period in history. Even more, here is a minted coin from 1927 worth 10 Mils (this currency is obviously no longer used).

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Note that the word “Palestine” is written in both Arabic and Hebrew indicating not only a Jewish presence, but a prominent one! Jews and Arabs DID live side by side in peace. The modern idea that they cannot coexist is an absolute fallacy, purposefully manufactured by the same wealthy Zionist interests who wanted to destabilize the region for their own power.

There are a dizzying number of crimes and offenses by Zionists that we could further address. The unprovoked attack of the USS Liberty by Israel, complete US political control by AIPAC, the suspicious assassination of Yitzhak Rabin (referred to as Israel’s JFK trying to make peace with Palestine) by a proud Zionist, the Golan Heights development and other continuing land grabs, the horrific human-rights-violations towards the Palestinians, the myth of the Iron Dome defense, MOSSAD’s involvement in the 9-11 attacks, and much more. But each one is deserving of an article (if not a book) by itself. This is simply an overview. If you want to go deeper, please check out the links provided and do your own research.

But since we’ve laid the groundwork, it seems appropriate for a foremost researcher on the subject, David Icke, to elaborate and tie together the history of Zionism & Israel, he hidden controllers behind it all, and the specific puppets in power we see at work today.

So there it is.

Looking throughout history, this is nothing new. From Egypt, to the Dark Ages, to the Vatican, religion and politics have been “partners in crime” since their inception, creating conflict for the benefit of a few psychopaths in power, outside the public eye, at the expense of everything else. Until people realize the Zionist Story and learn who is behind these manipulations, history will continue to repeat itself. Mere concessions and appeasement will not suffice. Considering the state of the world and the consequences of our collective ignorance, we desperately need truth, love, and justice, and we need it fast.

Religion, politics, society are exploiting you, and you are being conditioned by them; you are being forced in a particular direction. You are not human beings; you are mere cogs in a machine. You suffer patiently, submitting to the cruelties of environment, when you, individually, have the possibilities of changing them.”

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

The Art of Holding Space

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The world can be a demanding and difficult place, and we all need someone to help us through our dark times by holding space for us to process our emotions. You don’t need to be a therapist or a genius to hold space. Holding space is something we can all do for each other, wither it’s with our partners, our children, our friends, our pets, our neighbors, and even strangers in passing. We all need it, yet relatively few of us actually know how to do it well, so let’s explore the art of holding space.

When it comes to truly supporting people in their own growth and emotional processing, we know it’s harmful to take their personal power away. Yet regardless, we still tend to unconsciously do this is several ways: by trying to fix their problems for them, shaming them by implying that they should know more than they do, or overwhelming them by giving them more information than they’re ready for. While we may think it comes from a well-meaning place of wanting to help others, true personal growth happens best when people are given free space to process their emotions, feel supported, and are empowered to make their own choices. Feedback is fine in the form of giving gentle guidance when it’s needed and sincerely asked for, as long as it’s done lovingly so they feel safe even when they make mistakes.

It’s important to feel emotionally supported even if we are unsure and make mistakes because otherwise we feel “not good enough”, unworthy, unwanted, unloved, and even abandoned. The consequences of this can have severe repercussions. It can trigger a deeply-rooted survival response driven by fear of abandonment causing us to depend on lying, manipulation, and deception in order to maintain the approval of those we look to for emotional support. It’s the same reason why children lie to their parents so they aren’t yelled at and punished.

Socially speaking, because most people aren’t made to feel emotionally safe in their community, family, or in valuing and trusting themselves, they are conditioned to trust and rely on “authority” instead, often in the form of government. We can see the consequences of this deficiency of love around the world- authoritarianism, war, anger, hate, divisiveness, greed, exploitation, disconnection from nature, etc. The list goes on and illustrates the importance of holding space. Simply put, holding space is necessary to overcome all these unhealthy, destructive behaviors, personally and globally.

When it’s time to hold space (as opposed to strictly venting or problem solving), and both people have agreed to it, it’s important to be mindful about HOW we hold space. Here are the lessons I’ve learned about holding space:

1.) Drop your ego, buddy: This is a biggie. All of us fall in to this trap. We all have a natural tendency to want to “fix” people by pointing out their blindspots, telling them how to fix a problem, or judging their circumstances with the standards we hold for ourselves. Remember that what’s important is supporting the other person and just being there for them, not taking on their problems or trying to “fix” them. The more space your ego takes up, the less room it leaves for them, and the whole point is to create and hold as much space for the other person as possible.Also, don’t take their emotional outpouring personally. When we get caught up in someone else’s drama (which is a result of not giving YOURSELF enough space),we can feel like whatever emotions they happen to be expressing are about us and our ability to hold space, instead of them just venting in their process. We can feel like their success is dependent on us and their failure to quickly move through their difficulties will be our fault. It’s not about you. Getting your ego out of the way will open the door for sincere vulnerability, authentic communication, and a feeling of safety for emotional processing.

2.) Create a space that feels safe enough to make mistakes: Nobody’s “perfect”. Mistakes will be made along the way while processing through sadness, fear, grief, etc. Even after processing, integrating these changed parts in to our daily lives isn’t always a clean and easy process. By dropping judgement and shame, we offer them the space to find courage, take risks, and find their inner resilience even in the face of adversity.

“Failure” is simply “things not going according to plan”, which is a part of the journey guided by greater forces than we can comprehend. Often times it’s beyond our control, but it’s not the end of the world. By allowing them the sacred space to “live and learn”, they’ll spend less time beating themselves up and more time lovingly learning from their mistakes, which is what it’s all about.

3.) Don’t take the person’s power away: Taking the decision-making out of a person’s hands does little, if anything, to help them grow. With rare exceptions, like interventions for addiction and abuse, it’s best to nurture people’s autonomy by encouraging them to make their own choices (even children). Don’t forcefully direct or try to control the other person.

4.) Give people permission to trust their inner wisdom and intuition: Have you ever looked back in retrospect and thought, “I had a feeling about it, but I just didn’t listen to it”? We all have an internal guidance system, but we ignore it when we get “stuck in our heads” and feel pressured. We’re often best able to tune in to this natural navigation when we’re relaxed, embodied, and feel supported.

To open this inner knowledge from the fullness of our being, its’s good to take time to breathe deeply from the belly/ pelvic bowl and feel all the sensations arising within our entire body from the emotions. Give your full attention to it. Allow the feelings to have a voice if they want, and an expression through the body, even if it seems “silly” or “weird”. The intellect may come in trying to analyze it, but simply allow yourself to just BE without thinking. You’re safe to allow anything to come out. These deeply suppressed feelings may express themselves as moans, noises, twitching or contorting motions, or simply crying and melting. Much inner wisdom and intuition is non-verbal, and simply a feeling. Trust your feelings to express themselves, even if they don’t “make sense”. Our inner garden grows much better with trust and support, rather than doubt and criticism. The more we allow ourselves to access and allow the fullness of our being, the better and more integrated our wisdom and intuition will become.

5.) Give people only as much feedback as they can handle: Whether information or emotional intensity, be mindful not to overwhelm others with more than they can process in their tender, vulnerable time. Too much emotional intensity can be distracting and take people out of their internal presence, or make people feel unsafe, even if the words are kind. Too much information can disconnect us from being with our emotions and processing. Even worse, it can make us feel incompetent, inferior, and unworthy.

6.) Provide support with discernment, mindfulness, and humility: People in distress can get desperate. They may think it’s better for you to provide them with answers, when it’s actually better that they learn to look within themselves. Using your own discernment will allow you to give only as much is as needed when it is truly and sincerely asked for and necessary. The balance between giving and withholding is a part of the dance when holding space and can be as subtle as prefacing suggestions with “In my opinion…” instead of “You should…” when giving guidance. Offering the right kind of support and feedback takes humility and practice, but it makes all the difference in the world.

7.) Provide a container for intense, complex emotions: Victims of abuse (which we all are to varying degrees) have intense, often conflicting emotions. This can be extremely challenging if we haven’t done the necessary self-work of digging in to our psyche’s shadow and become familiar with the darkest, most intimate parts of the healing process. Deeply suppressed and confusing emotions may arise when people are suddenly held in ways they aren’t used to. It’s important that we not meet it with shame and judgement, but strength and compassion. By meeting them with tenderness and confidence, you provide them with trust and assuredness in their own process, as well as yourself.

8.) Support different decisions and experiences than what you would prefer: When it comes to holding space, honoring our differences of ideology, culture, expression, and experience is necessary. We have to release control and judgement of what we think “should happen” or “is best”. Looking back on life, we can see how some of our choices, while perhaps “stupid”, “weird”, or “irresponsible” in retrospect, have led to consequences which place us exactly where they need to be. Sometimes the only way out is through, and in order for them to truly understand the lesson they need to have experiences unique to their own path in order to step in to the fullness of their being and true purpose.

Holding space is not an art that we can suddenly master by just reading, nor can it be completely summarized by any list. It’s a uniquely idiosyncratic experience depending on the people, place, and circumstance, with endless subtleties, techniques, and levels which evolve the more we practice it. And the more we practice it with others, the more we can give it to ourselves, heal, and grow even faster, together.


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Moral Veganism Makes No Sense

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Dear Moral Vegans,

First off, just to clarify- I have nothing against Vegans or the Vegan Diet. This is simply about the MORALIZING that is often used to convey Veganism as somehow “morally and ethically superior”. I’ve been a vegan, I have vegan friends, and this has nothing to do with Veganism, per se.

We clear? Great.

Now, for those who DO moralize others on the basis of their diet, I know you mean well, but if you’re reading this right now, regardless of your particular dietary choice, you have blood on your hands just the same as meat eaters. Why? You are on the computer which means you are willfully participating in an unsustainable industrial civilization that fundamentally depends on the constant brutal invasion, destabilization, usurpation, and destruction of entire ecosystems to maintain your privileged standard of living. The amount of destruction, suffering, and death this constantly causes to ALL forms of life which is required to maintain your comfortable lifestyle is far more horrific than any meat-eating diet is responsible for.

I’m not saying the Veganism is “bad“, especially if you do it for physiological reasons. If your body just functions better without meat- great. More power to you. I’m specifically just talking about vegans who generalize ALL meat eating as “bad”, regardless of the context (humanely pasture raised vs. industrial slaughterhouse), and only eating plants as “good”, regardless of context (permaculture vs. industrial agriculture), and then go on to demonize meat eaters while still participating in a horrible unsustainable industrial civilization as if they’re somehow morally superior. They’re not.

If you’re like the vast majority of people, you rely on industrial agriculture because you’re not growing your own food in a sustainable permaculture garden, right? Well, industrial agriculture kills MILLIONS of mice, rats, rabbits, gophers, squirrels, birds, as well as fish, frogs, and all the inhabitants of entire ecosystems that are turned in to “dead zones” when the runoff of pesticides and fertilizer meet the water supply. Knowing this, how can any reasonable person only demonize meat-eaters for being “inhumane”?

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This is just one aspect of industrial civilization. Think of all the horrible byproducts of industrial civilization: oil spills, fracking, deforestation, pollution, Paris Hilton, strip mining, radioactive disasters, systemic poverty, and the endless wars fought over resources and lies to fuel your privileged, often superfluous, indulgent lifestyle (to name a few). You’re going to contribute to all that, yet criticize meat eaters?

Most “moral vegans” conveniently ignore this fact about their society because living consistently with their “righteous” beliefs means letting go of several things: their brainwashed identification towards government, almost every modern convenience in their lives, their hopes and dreams which depend on the continuation of this all-consuming paradigm, and starting their lives all over in a way that’s truly conscientious of mitigating the suffering of any form of life on the planet.

But they’re just not willing to do that. It’s easier to just shop in a different supermarket aisle and hypocritically shame others on Facebook. When rubber hits the road for moral vegans (bad industrial puns, anyone?), morality is selectively ignored, trading convictions for convenience while cherry-picking an over-generalized non-issue which allows them to feel some semblance of moral righteousness.

It makes no sense.

Just to reiterate- Veganism, per se, works well for a lot of people and is a valid dietary choice. The problem addressed here is the moralizing condemnation double standard based on dietary over-generalizations without deeper context which is unnecessarily dividing people, wasting energy on myopic non-arguments, and distracting people from discussing more important issues. Hopefully this has helped put things in perspective so we can move beyond that boundary. Let’s please stop the dietary demonization and focus on what really matters in the bigger picture. There are way more important issues that need to take priority in the focus of our concern!

Ultimately, the only consistent “moral righteousness” to be found when it comes to your dietary choices is, A.) if your food is produced locally, humanely, and sustainably, and B.) if you’re dedicating your life to constantly healing, self-educating, and contributing back to the world with the energy you consume in order to improve the world by helping to educate and uplift others in evolving beyond the current obsolete destructive paradigm.

That’s basically what it all comes down to.

However, there’s more to the topic which is explored in the video below. Please watch it, as this article is simply an introduction.

Just some food for thought…😉

(For further information and a more in-depth analysis, watch the following video I made to illustrate the point. Please thoroughly check the numerous resources listed below the video before trying to critique based on this overview.)

“The Vegetarian Myth” by Lierre Keith

“Lierre Keith on Food, Justice, and Sustainability”

“Endgame: The Problem With Civilization” by Derrick Jensen

“Environmentalism & Eco-Friendly Solutions”

“The Illegitimacy of Government”

“The Lost Language of Plants” by Stephen Harrod Buhner

“Plants can ‘hear’ themselves being eaten – and become defensive when attacked”

“Plants Have Feelings”

“Burying the Vegetarian Hypothesis”

“Vegan diet increases the risk of birth defects, scientists warn”

“Why Grassfed Is Best”

“Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets”

“The Myth of the ‘Ethical Vegan'”

“The Paleo Diet Explained”

“Nora Gedgaudas — The ‘Holy Grail’ of Primal Health: Benefits of a Fat-Based Caloric Intake for Body and Brain”

Think Humanity is F*CKED? 5 Facts to Make You an Optimist!

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Considering the destructive and unconscious actions of many people around the world, it can be easy to fall in to despair. But I always remind myself of the following facts when I get upset and it always fills me up with an infallible optimism, conviction, love, and purpose. I hope it brings you light when things seem dark and uplifts your spirits when the world gets heavy:

1.) We can’t judge the conscious evolution of humanity based on the stagnancy of those who aren’t interested in consciously evolving. These “basic” kinds of people have always existed relative to more conscious, educated, and multifaceted people, and there has always been more of them. Evolution by its very definition means the new development, diversity, and complexity of an existing system, so therefore conscious evolution is always going to be determined by a relatively marginalized minority, as it always has.

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So don’t let let fewer numbers be disheartening because…

2.) Evolution is not a democracy; it is an inevitability. Even if those whose calling is to be an evolutionary force in the world are outnumbered, the very nature of evolutionary creativity and transcendence is more powerful and influential than destruction and entropy, as we can see reflected throughout the universe. This is evident by the fact that the constant trend throughout all known history is the complexification of matter and consciousness, and humanity is just a more complex expression of that inevitable trend which shows no signs of stopping. If destruction and entropy were the dominant forces at play, we wouldn’t see this constant growth and improvement. Yet here we are.

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3.) Evolution is exponential. Every major milestone in evolution has come about more quickly than the period which preceded it. Compared to the previous 32,000+ years of human history, consciousness has exponentially skyrocketed in the just past few decades. If we extrapolate that acceleration of creativity, communication, and awareness over the next 50 years, we realize that there’s no predicting what providence the future holds. Given the relatively recent explosion of communication and technology, our understanding of the global situation has only really come to the forefront of social consideration in the past few years. Moreover, awareness of the importance of conscious personal growth, independent media, and redefining social relationships is expanding faster than ever before in history.

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4.) It helps to consider this period of history as humanity undergoing a birth of consciousness. In every birth, there is destruction and disarray, whether it be the breaking of the egg shell, or the eruption of a baby from the vessel of gestation. There is blood, pain, and a radical stretching beyond our comfort zone, at times to the brink of death. But this is how new life has ALWAYS come in to existence. The shell breaks, the placenta is shed, and the Earth is transformed to facilitate the new consciousness emerging. This is all part of the birthing process, but the global birth of consciousness is greater and more intense than anything we’ve ever experienced before. The omni-present force of universal creation has led us this far, and, as we’ve shown, it’s not without purpose.

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5.) Pain is a part of life; it can be very useful and even necessary. Basically, people learn through pain and inspiration. While an increasing amount of people who recognize the urgent need for transformation are awakening more so through inspiration, others who cling to the old ways will subsequently and necessarily experience more pain until they realize the necessity for drastic change. As these people are the majority on Earth, much like a drug addict who does not want help, it’s clear that things have to get worse before they can get better. All we can do is transform ourselves to become an ever-better living embodiment of the principles we uphold to be a beacon for the transformation of others. When we allow ourselves to shine, we will attract others who are true friends with whom we can share our journey, which helps to overcome any pain. And when catastrophe happens, after mourning and consolation, consider the bigger picture and remember that humanity is just one step closer to lasting positive transformation.

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So, there it is.

Life isn’t always a comfortable journey, and oftentimes it may not align with what we consider to be fair. Yet there is a greater purpose and wisdom unfolding in which we all play our part. We have a choice as to what we contribute to the world as our legacy and we must not despair. Despite the pain, sadness, and horrors the world has endured in its darkest times, it is precisely because we have witnessed and endured them that we are capable of carrying the knowledge, courage, and love necessary for creating a better world. We are the universal transducers of consciousness creating better tomorrows, and it’s more than a hope- it’s our destiny.

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