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Let’s talk about food

Food is something we all need to survive, and it’s a frequent topic of conversation at the moment. I know many who have never planted a garden but have started one this year, and yet others have gone back to gardening after years without. You’ll all remember my earlier blogs about planting a garden, which I’ve done, and this year, I have quite a bounty. I also know many local small farms where I can go to pick up extra, such as cases of organic unsprayed tomatoes to make spaghetti sauce, salsa, and ketchup (yes, I really make my own). I’ve canned diced tomatoes, small pickling cucumbers, beets, and everything else I grow, including relishes, apple sauce, turnips, jams, beans, soups, and meats, just to name a few. Sure, I freeze some, but I can a lot more than I freeze. One thing to note is that everything I’m canning is free of chemical pesticides, which are basically a poison you’re eating. You all know this, right?

Now, to be clear, when my children were young, before my daughter was born, I started seeing a naturopathic doctor because of the agony my autistic son was in from his stomach. His behavior and screaming were off the charts. Let’s face it: The mainstream medical system completely failed him. It was only then that I started doing my own research and learned that the cabal of doctors trained by big pharma have no education on what keeps you healthy. The food you eat, the chemicals you put in and on your body, and the water you drink are all laced with who knows what. Then there’s the ongoing push to have people taking endless pharmaceuticals, all the while watching their health go down the toilet.

But back to food. One of the things I learned was about buying local—and not just local but fresh, from small farmers who aren’t mass producing and are not using chemical fertilizers and sprays. I buy only from organic small farms, and I get to know these people. I buy direct because nutrition, believe it or not, actually comes from fresh food. As for milk and cheese, yup, I buy local unprocessed.

Now, having said that, I grew up during what I like to call the chemical revolution. I remember refined white sugar-coated cereals such as Cap’n Crunch and cornflakes, Nestlé powdered chocolate milk, Pop-Tarts, Campbell’s canned soups, pasteurized homogenized milk, which is basically a poison, Wonder Bread, which is plastic, Tang, Jell-O, packaged storebought cookies, Oreos, Kraft Dinner, margarine, Cheez Whiz, and American cheese (cheese slices), which everyone knows isn’t cheese, right? We microwaved everything, and I never understood why I was always at the doctor, always had the flu, some ear infection, a sore throat, brain fog, headaches too often, and stomach aches. Basically, I didn’t understand as a kid what being super healthy felt like.

Both my parents had grown up in farm communities but moved to the big city, and they became, as I like to say, citified. My mother came from a large family who grew all their own food, and my grandmother canned everything—and I mean everything. They had a cow for milk and butter, and chickens and pigs, and they slaughtered their own meat. But not one of them stayed on the farm. I know my mother hated the fact that the butter Grandma made wasn’t bright yellow like the storebought stuff, but that’s coloring, again a poison. My mother bought pounds and pounds of white sugar for us when we were growing up because they hadn’t had that on the farm. It seems a generation in my family revolted against small farming and buying anything homemade. In fact, my mother was once horrified that I would consider making something with my two hands as a Christmas gift for someone while growing up, as that was all she and her siblings had had.

I did not grow up in a house where my mother canned. Everything was bought from the big-city grocery store, and no one understood how important nutrition was. No one would ever have thought to read the labels on what they were buying. I do remember once that my father insisted we have a de-wormer, or some form of it, but that happened only a few times before I was six and then never again. I’ve been told that on the farm, before the chemical revolution, families used to do that because they understood that we all get worms and parasites. And what do parasites thrive in now? Processed foods such as white sugar, white flour, and fast foods, which make you sick.

But back to canning and preserves. I learned the process from my grandmother, and I started canning when my kids were small. I learned all about food, the chemicals in everything, and I took our health back. I buy local, and all my meat comes from small organic farms. I do not eat storebought processed meat or meat from large feedlots. I buy any extra produce I need from small farms, which, again, grow only organic produce without spraying the crap out of everything. I know what’s in my cans, with no chemical additives. I never use refined white sugar or artificial sweeteners, and if I do buy something in the grocery store, I aways read the label. Having said that, we do go out to restaurants, though I’m well aware that what I’m eating there isn’t going to be organic or healthy, and at times I feel it.

If I can leave you with one thing, the next time you buy a block of cheese, turn the package over and read the ingredients. Anyone know what a “modified milk ingredient” is? Well, it’s not milk.


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Lock up one bad guy and five more are waiting in the wings to step in and take over where he left off. Only, it may surprise you who bad guys really are. 

Just ask anyone who grew up under communism. I’m thankful to those who have immigrated from countries of tyranny and are here now, speaking up, trying to teach those of us who have never lived under tyranny and unfortunately don’t recognize it when it’s right in front of us. Thankfully, those who recognize the talking points and the narrative of dissent see clearly how dangerous it is that our rights are slowly being stripped away. They are speaking up, but they have become frustrated with us because we have never had to live under communism. Listen, please, because those who have fled such countries and lived under tyranny recognize everything that is happening now, every right that is slowly, one by one, being taken from us—and not just taken. We allowed this to happen. 

As more and more people are beginning to wake up, I listened to a story taken from a poem, “First They Came,” by Pastor Martin Neimöller. The way the story was told to me really hit home and made me realize that we find ourselves in a dire situation. The story concerns the Second World War and Auschwitz. First they came for the old people, the elderly, the grandparents. One man said that when it happened, he saw it and said, “Well, I’m not old. This has nothing to do with me.” Then they came for the disabled, and again he said, as he shrugged, “I’m not disabled, so this has nothing to do with me.” After the disabled, they came for the Jews. Again, he said, “Well, I’m not Jewish. This doesn’t affect me.” But then they came for him, and unfortunately, when they came for him, he had no one around to protect him, because they were all gone. 

This is a reminder about standing together. I made my decision long ago that I will never blindly follow along. I will never stand by while the innocent are persecuted or taken advantage of. I know many who are done with the restrictions that never end, the ongoing spin of the narrative, the look over here so can’t see what’s really going on and families who are now divided. Yes some say we’ve moved past the division of those who capitulated and took a vaccine and signed up for a passport (A Digital ID) so they can travel, go to a movie, or go out for dinner. Sure those mandates ended, but you can be damn sure they are coming up with something else. Ask yourself what is the digital ID really about? To control your money? To control you? But remember that history always repeats itself unless we learn from it. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I have children, and one of them is autistic and can’t defend himself. The vulnerable cannot defend themselves against tyranny or even against wolves in sheep’s clothing who pretend to be well-meaning people yet blindly follow orders and shrug off the violation of a person’s rights. And remember when you give your power away, your rights away, you do not get them back. 

“The Center for Disease Control is not an independent agency. It is a vaccine company. The CDC owns over 20 vaccine patents. It sells about $4.6 billion worth of vaccines every year.” 

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 

Remember, if you don’t stand up to this, no one will be left to stand up for you when they come for you. You may not be affected right now, but the narrative will change again, as it has done repeatedly, and you may find yourself suddenly having to make a choice that goes against your moral fibre. People are standing up who didn’t in the beginning, who maybe said this didn’t affect them, but they’ve now found themselves in a position where this system of tyranny has come for them. I’m talking about blue-collar workers, nurses, doctors, firefighters, pilots, military personnel, and police, don’t forget the truckers, the veterans and now the farmers. Many are now standing up for their rights because someone is coming for them. In the beginning, there were only a few voices. Now there are more. If you believe you can stay under the radar and follow every order as your rights are stripped away and somehow be okay with it, there will be a day where they come for you. And that happens by blindly handing over your free will, your power, to leaders who have never earned that right and don’t forget many of these politicians have never had a real job except come from the kind of family who can buy their position in politics. 

Remember who writes our History? The Victors. 

“The past was erased. The erasure forgotten. The lie became the truth.”  

George Orwell 

One question everyone should ask is when has any government in the history of mankind ever cared about us or our children? Think about it. They do not give a shit about you and me, this is about their pocketbook. It’s never okay to make excuses and sacrifice one person because it doesn’t affect you, or to blindly believe what leaders and the media tell you is for the greater good. (Remember please who owns mainstream media and what Hitler said about this) 

“He who controls the media controls the minds of the public” 

Noam Chomsky 

Critical thinking is something schools don’t even teach. I’ve heard from a few people who’ve said outright that they have no time to research, and mainstream media tells them everything they need to know, and they will not consider anything outside of it. 

“The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all. It is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.” 

H.L Mencken 

Would it surprise you to know that with MSM (mainstream media), what you’re subjected to is called “the echo chamber effect”? If this is the first time you’ve heard about it, I encourage everyone to research it, but a brief outline is that you, the viewer, are shown only content that will reinforce your current political and social views without ever challenging you to think differently. Please, question everything. 

“It is much easier to fool a man, than to convince him that he has been fooled.” 

Mark Twain 

That brings us to the current state of chaos, to the doctors who have sacrificed their careers to speak up. I know I’ve outlined this before in many other blogs, but the number of people who don’t believe that a doctor is not allowed to question the safety of vaccines is surprising. Let me write it again, and then read it back to yourself. The college of physicians prohibits a doctor from questioning the safety of vaccines, or going against their narrative whatever it might be, and right now they are not allowed to question this narrative. The first thing everyone should be doing is asking questions, because a doctor not being allowed to question something is absolutely absurd. Every doctor should be questioning the safety of everything. When I go to the doctor, I expect them to have done their research. I am not a science experiment, and neither are my children. Doctors have spoken out because of deaths, adverse reactions, serious side effects, and a lack of science. MSM will have you believe otherwise, but the science, the actual data, has not been provided. What 

Doctors, the ones who have spoken up, have been completely discredited by mainstream media and politicians because apparently, they are going against the talking points. There seems to be a written narrative they are to follow, and if they dare to speak up, their hospital privileges are taken away and their medical licenses are suddenly in jeopardy. The only thing I expect from a doctor is my personal safety. They are to look after my and my children’s best interests, not the government, not the mainstream media. No government body has authority over my health or my body or my children. At the same time, when you are diagnosed with a serious illness, do you really take only one doctor’s word for it without doing your own research? In case you aren’t aware, because I had no idea, doctors have no training in vaccines. Ask them. I did and was stunned by a family doctor I had when my children were very very young who told me  she had no education or training in vaccines, and does not research them at all. They maybe received half a day’s exposure to the information in medical school, if that! Just for the record, I only saw after that a Naturopathic Doctor, and the only GP from the cabal trained cartel I saw was for getting my child diagnosed with Autism in cartel controlled system that works against us.  Just for the record, a Naturopathic Doctor keeps you healthy, other than a cold and flu, we do not get sick, and we do not take any pharmaceutical drugs, over the counter or prescribed, ever! 

If you need the reminder again here it is: This is about politics and money! And the kind of evil I’ve never seen before. 

For those of you who have not yet watched Uninformed Consent, a documentary of  how the narrative is being used to strip us of our human rights along with the impact of the mandates in a deeply powerful story of man’s tragic loss. Hear the truth from doctors and scentists not afraid to stand up against Big Pharma and the elite class who profit from mandates:  https://librti.com/uninformed-consent 

“This film reveals that we have been massively deceived by our own governments, public health, and mainstream media.” 

Ted Kuntz – President – Vaccine Choice Canada 

There is right and wrong, and right now it seems as if the world is coming to a head, as so many have been willing to follow along blindly and give up their freedoms one by one without questioning the narrative. I’ve said it before many times and I will keep saying it: Mainstream media do not do credible, real journalism. Instead, they push the narrative of the many corrupt leaders and are a given a script to read. Have a listen to all the MSM stations who seem to be reading the same script. 

Ask yourself about the people standing up against tyranny for their rights and yours. Unfortunately, some people treat them as if they are the enemy because of the uncomfortable truths they’re speaking. Remember, do your own research, and question everything, but don’t blindly believe something because a politician who has never cared about you or your children says it’s true. Those people who are speaking up, protesting, standing up for their rights, whom the MSM and politicians are trying to vilify, many of them will be your family and your friends. When this does come to a head and blows up, and tyrannies always do, ask yourself where you’ll be in the fallout, standing in the corner on the side with the corrupt government and media or with your family, friends, and community? Do you choose freedom of choice and bodily autonomy, or will you be forever alienated from family because you tried to force your will onto someone who is openly questioning the narrative? 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; it is the only thing that ever has.” 

Margaret Mead 

In case no one saw this, because MSM will not ever show it, Senator Ron Johnson convened a press conference for the vaccine injured who have been silenced. He has been gaslit and lied about by mainstream media, but it hasn’t stopped him. Just this past week he sits down to expose the big lie of the entire narrative and the Covid Cartel no one wants to talk about: https://thehighwire.com/videos/sen-ron-johnson-pandemic-politics-americas-covid-cartel/ 

Remember this when they come for you: All it takes is one single uncorrupt judge to end the tyranny, one single constitutional sheriff to arrest a criminal politician, and one single mother to stand up to corrupt school boards about the insanity being taught and hurting our children. 

“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, brave, and hated, even scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”  Mark Twain 

Stop believing everything the TV is telling you. Start doing your own research, and stop saying it doesn’t affect you just because they haven’t come for you yet. And never ever take away someone’s hope. 

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” 

Theodore Roosevelt 


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The wisdom of a veteran

How many of you would listen to the wisdom of a veteran with boots on the ground as opposed to a politician who has never had a real job?

To have mass compliance, politicians need mass confusion, but out of that confusion, how can you get clarity in a world where it seems everyone has lost their mind?

A number of veterans are stepping forward to help unravel what’s really going on. If you prefer a video, I’ve included a fantastic twenty-minute one created by Veterans 4 Freedom. https://youtu.be/BzGiCcf1xzg It’s a fantastic presentation by Andrew MacGillivray, who has outlined in an understandable way how the divide and conquer scheme is implemented. This is what we’ve been living through. Although this outline is about Canada, it applies to most Western countries. It describes the general makeup of where everyone fits, breaking us down into five groups:

The first group is the elites, who make up 1% of our population. You’ve heard me refer to this invisible group of people many times. They’re the ones behind the scenes, pulling all the strings, and they have been forever. Who are they? To put it simply, they are the ruling class, the globalists, the liberal world order, the establishment, statists, and authoritarians. I call them evil motherfuckers—but that’s just my word. You can go and make up your own.

The second group is the technocrats, who make up 4% of our population. Who are they? They are the mainstream or corporate media, otherwise known as government-funded media, academia (schools, colleges, universities), bureaucrats (politicians from every level of government), and members of the three- or four-letter agencies such as CSIS, the RCMP, the FBI, and the CIA and many more. This also includes the leaders of multibillion-dollar corporations. Let’s go into a little more depth here:

– Government-funded media (legacy) have broken away from telling the truth. What they currently do is push a narrative determined by bureaucrats. Their corporate leaders are beholden to their shareholders, the two largest of which are BlackRock and Vanguard, who basically own the world through a global monopoly few know about. See here:

– Academia (schools, including colleges and universities) is subsidized by our tax dollars. For schools to get the money, they have to apply a specific training format involving diversity, inclusion, and equity practices, or they will die. The way this is worded may sound great, but when you start looking into it, you realize an agenda is being pumped into our young kids’ brains so that they become activists who fuel the progressive left. (I’m referring here to the trans agenda and pronoun crap, such as those who identify as female but are really male.) And because parents have been stripped of their rights, schools don’t need to ask their permission.

– As for the technocrats and what they do, these guys force a hypothetical utopia onto the progressive left involving promises of never having to work and being taken care of. It is that promise of utopia (an imaginary community that is perfect and desirable) that keeps the progressive left in line. These technocrats have unlimited resources because multinational corporations use our tax dollars to wield immense power and pull, which gives them the ability to force their narrative onto us. They also have the ability to create and fund organizations and to draft and enforce legislation such as the anti-hate bill, C11 (Canada no longer has free speech), and censorship bills. They also use social media and the aforementioned three- and four-letter agencies to push their agenda on the patriots and the working class. These technocrats want to be the ministry of truth or the authorities of truth, who alone decide what the truth is and how we are supposed to think, feel, and act. This is where divide and conquer comes into play, because they know how to get us to fight amongst ourselves.

The third group is called the progressive left, who make up 20% of our population. They are often called the woke mob or social justice warriors, though I personally like to call them brainwashed schoolkids. They are usually ultra-compliant. For those Star Trek fans, I’ll liken them to the Borg Collective (the hive mind). But remember that they are considered bullies. They have a violent wing called Antifa. Up until a few years ago, I didn’t even know what Antifa was. Then my son explained to me that they are a well-funded organization that brings violence to towns and cities, intimidating people and breaking windows. The tactics of the progressive left or the woke mob are as follows:

– I’ve been told we have to have compassion for the woke mob. Compassion is something I struggle to have for people who knowingly, willingly, or blindly hurt their fellow man. This woke mob has been brainwashed into the progressive activism we’re seeing right now. They’re not living in reality but in a clown world, the utopia they were promised and brainwashed into believing exists, where men are women, all white people are bad, and everyone is a victim.

– They use social media as a force multiplier (a way of creating a stronger position to influence people on a larger scale), making sock puppet accounts, which is where one person controls many, sometimes thousands, of social media accounts that are not all bots. This is how they implement the fear of doxing, cyberbullying, intimidation, and harassment. They release personal, private, and confidential information on their targets via the internet to basically destroy their lives.

– These social justice warriors patrol the internet and their own progressive left for those who speak out of turn (kind of like the Stasi). If someone within their own camp dares to wake up or speak out of turn, they will try to scare them back into compliance, and if that fails, they will turn on them and threaten them or dox them so they lose their jobs or their lives. One thing to keep in mind is that when you are dealing with a bully, when you push back or challenge them, you find that below the surface, there’s nothing there.

These brainwashed kids have been trained by academia to follow certain steps if they’re challenged: First, they are to get triggered. Next, they are to run to their safe spaces, which are basically echo chambers. Next, they will cry victim and scream and yell, calling the group or person who has challenged them a name from their bag of tricks, such as Nazi, hateful, fascist, racist, or misogynist. They pile on insults and more insults, and once they calm down and have been comforted by their fellow members of the hive mind, they get right back into the social justice line. They then use emotional manipulation, which is where gaslighting comes in, creating a cloud of fear and intimidation around the working class and patriots to destroy their lives. At the same time, as I’ve mentioned, they’re also policing themselves. If someone within their group decides to step out from that cloud and think for themselves, they will cancel that person.

I suspect many are afraid to speak out, but I also suspect many are starting to see that something is wrong with the narrative. Unfortunately, this group knows how to weaponize words. How do they do this? For example, the corporate leaders of certain dictionaries have suddenly changed the meanings of words that have had certain meanings for hundreds of years. You may want to read that again. Their aim is to discredit and tar and feather anyone in the working class, patriots, or the independent media and use sock puppet accounts on social media along with bot accounts to discredit dissenters who speak out against them. (If any of you have been on the receiving end of this, you’ll understand they can basically destroy your life, your career, and your family. They can get you fired from your job.)

Next let’s move on to the fourth group, which is the working class, who make up 65% of our population. The working class, also known as the middle class, comprises the average person. They are disengaged because they just want to be left alone so they can live their lives and not get involved in anything. They want to go to work, get a paycheck, buy a house and provide for their families, and take a holiday. That’s it. They will comply if it gives them peace.

The fifth group is called the patriots, who make up 10% of our population. They are the awake people, so awake that they are trying to wake up their sleepy neighbors, family, and friends. They think for themselves and are not part of a hive mind. They never go along with the crowd. They speak out against lies—unfortunately, at times, to their detriment. They are the people who are engaged and anti-woke, made up of the independent media and citizen journalists. This group includes the veterans I mentioned.

Keep in mind that they have very limited resources. Independent media or citizen journalists have no government funding. They do not get big corporate money or advertisers; they are mainly crowdfunded by real people on the ground. They stand for the working class. They operate in a heart and mind strategy, having civil and constructive conversations and telling the truth even when the people around them don’t want to hear it. At times, being a patriot is painful because it takes longer for the patriots to win over the working class, and they’re often targeted by the woke mob and technocrats because they refuse to be part of the hive mind. Patriots do not use fear and threats and coercion, the evil modus operandi of the elite, the technocrats, and the leftists. Patriots talk the truth and are often then labeled conspiracy theorists, crazy, or anything else the left can use to discredit them, because people don’t want to hear the truth.

Patriots never give up and never give in. They care deeply about their fellow man. They are writing articles, filming videos, and researching out there on the ground, at times having the shit kicked out of them, being on the receiving end of gaslighting and being doxed, even by family and friends. But when a patriot wakes up one person in the working class without using lies, coercion, or threats, a friendship is forged and built on something real.

What’s really going on is a struggle for the 65%, the disengaged working class, to wake them up using truth and bring them over to the side of the patriots. The difficulty here is time and resources. Patriots are using social media under the constant threat of being canceled, because they’re going against big tech, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Seriously, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been in Facebook jail or one of my posts has been taken down or marked as disinformation! If you are waking too many people up, they will find a way to shut you down, and they can do it. Waking people up is not necessarily about getting them to agree with you. It’s about getting people to use their brains and think for themselves. You don’t have to agree, because then you just join a different hive mind. Remember the saying “Take what resonates with you and leave the rest”? You have to listen to your own little voice that has steered you time and again from trouble.

Remember that patriots, like the veterans I mentioned, are not cowards. They will walk into battle, and they aren’t afraid to fight. One of the most important qualities is courage, because courage will always triumph over fear. That’s why you see a lot of veterans among the patriots—because they’re not afraid. They’re not afraid of the technocrats or the progressive left, the bullies. Once you wake up more of the working class, that has a ripple effect on members of their families, their friends, and maybe their neighbors, one by one, until the progressive left (the brainwashed kids) and the technocrats have no impact.

Here is the video: https://youtu.be/BzGiCcf1xzg

So how do you get from a divided country to a united people who really care deeply about their fellow man, woman, or child? How do you get an actual working government that’s no longer run by elites and technocrats, basically stealing from you, but instead by your average person who really cares about his or her fellow citizen? The few courageous people out there are waking too many people up, and the powers that be will find a way to shut them and you down. But patriots don’t stay down. They get back up. Out of all of this, remember that courage is contagious.


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Rules for a Happy Life

Surprisingly, very few people actually understand what it takes to be healthy. In fact, if you were to take a look at where we currently sit, would it surprise you to know that one out of every two children is not healthy? Chronic disease has become far too common in children. I’m not even going to begin to list all of these chronic conditions. From allergies, to neurodevelopmental conditions, to toxic poisoning, to auto-immune diseases, to depression, it’s endless. Here is another statistic that everyone dismisses and has for decades: One out of thirty children (more prevalent in boys) has autism. So why is everyone out there not up in arms, standing up to say, “What the hell is going on?”

Having said that, I haven’t even addressed the number of adults who are chronically sick and so unhealthy. Here is another statistic that should have everyone sitting up and asking questions. I heard recently that something like 85% of adults are on some type of anti-depressant or anti-anxiety drug. This was something my son brought up to me, asking what year it was that all the designer drugs like Prozac and Ritalin for kids came out? Suddenly, everyone was depressed. What year was it? And in what year did Reagan remove the liability, basically, from big pharma so you and I can’t sue them for injuries?

Before everyone floods me with emails about how these drugs are necessary, I’ll call bullshit. I have family who can’t even get out of bed without popping some type of drug, ranging from anti-anxiety medication to other mood-altering drugs prescribed by a big pharma doctor. These people take a slew of drugs for numerous chronic conditions I’ve never heard of before, and their health? Well, it’s basically down the toilet, and they don’t even see it.

Here is a conversation I had recently with a family member, a very sick and unhealthy family member:

“Oh, I have to go to the doctor to get my prescription refilled.”

My response: “For what?”

Theirs: “For this, this, and this.”

No, I didn’t respond to that, because this person has what’s called FREE WILL, but I did pivot the discussion, because I know their diet includes fast food and products they pop in a microwave and call dinner.

“When was the last time you ate a salad?” I asked.

Their response: “I don’t like salad, but I guess I should.”

Mine: “How about an apple?”

Theirs: “I can’t chew an apple. My teeth bother me.”

Mine: “Water?”

Theirs: “I don’t like water.”

Mine: “How much coffee are you drinking?”

Theirs: “Oh, not that much.”

Mine: “Do you drink any water during the day?”

Theirs: “Coffee has water in it.”

When you turn on the TV, you are hit in the face with endless ads from big pharma, all these drugs for all these conditions many of us have never heard of before, with warnings about all the side effects they can cause, and endless ads for fast foods, marketing of all these so-called food products, from cereals to instant meals, all for convenience.

Now think about this: When I say “big pharma,” I mean that this industry has a foothold in every government in the world. But remember that big pharma depends on the continued existence of disease and the continued existence of more and more drugs. Ask yourself, how many prescribed drugs have actually cured you and eradicated the disease, leaving you healthy and free of the need to take any and all drugs? What about chronic headaches? How many of you suffer from chronic headaches that cause you to pop some over-the-counter drug all the time like it’s candy?

Consider this: The drugs pushed by big pharma via doctors trained in Western medicine only prevent the symptoms and in fact extend the disease for life, requiring a continuation of drugs, different drugs. Instead of becoming healthy, you remain in a perpetual cycle of not being well. These are questions for each of you to ask yourself, your family. How many of you take vitamins and natural supplements not produced by big pharma? How many of you have actually sat down with a doctor trained in Western medicine who talked about a healthy lifestyle and taking your health seriously—you know, eating healthy food, taking your vitamins, exercising, and eliminating all stress, basically living a happy, healthy life?

Big pharma incentivizes doctors to prescribe its products through financial rewards.

Here are some questions to ponder:

· What is the difference between sick care and health care?

· How many of you read the labels on your food and know where it comes from, how it was grown? Do you know that real food actually has nutrition that your body needs?

· How many of you understand what GMOs (genetically modified food) are and what they do to your health?

· How many natural practitioners are out there? Lots, you just have to look for them, and it’s not free. Consider who is profiting by making sure you stay sick.

“Drug companies engineered an opioid crisis and made American citizens the globe’s most over-medicated population. … Adverse drug reactions are among the nation’s top four leading causes of death, after cancer and heart attacks.” —Robert Kennedy Jr. (The Real Anthony Fauci)

A healthy lifestyle is something that should start at home but also be taught in school. My kids always thought I was cuckoo, as I would allow them to eat only healthy foods, while their friends at school were eating unhealthy sugary snacks and all kinds of prepackaged products that you pop in a microwave to heat up, filled with ingredients you can’t pronounce. I made my kids eat real food, you know, like a carrot from a garden or an actual apple that grows on a tree and wasn’t created in a lab, not a tube of apple sauce processed to have zero nutrition. I never let my kids drink soda filled with flavorings, preservatives, sweeteners (the kinds no one should ever put in their body), and the list goes on. Yes, my kids are healthy. In fact, they have never taken a prescription drug and have never really been sick other than a sniffle—you know, the common cold, which gives a runny nose and a cough, and they were all better in a few days.

What about your health? Before you get angry, know that every one of us is responsible for our own health.

So how many of you actually eat real food? Do you eat fresh food that hasn’t been packaged and preserved with endless chemical preservatives, not GMOs that have basically zero nutrition, based on the excuse that you have no time to prepare a proper meal, or you can’t afford to buy real food, or you don’t like the taste?

How many of you read the labels of the packaged, preserved food you buy and understand what you’re putting in your body and what you’re giving your kids to eat?

How many of you actually supplement smartly with vitamins and minerals? How many of you actually see a natural health doctor who understands how to heal the body?

How many of you grow a garden, your own food?

How many of you exercise every day through cardio and strength sports? Do you understand the importance of exercise to being healthy?

How many of you get out in the sun for at least thirty minutes a day? You need the sun!

Give up on drugs (especially regular alcohol consumption), and go see a natural health practitioner.

Drink clean water.

Enjoy a healthy social life with real people, hugging, laughing, and reduce your social media use. Get off the computer and the iPhone and have a conversation in person. You need contact with real people.

Eliminate stress!

And out of all this, always stay in love, not fear.

I will leave all of you with just one question:

What was written on the Georgia Guidestones that were just taken out?


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What happens when a child is encouraged to change his or her gender?

Gender ideology has been in all of our faces as of late, so much so that if you’re not horrified, you should be. Recently, my son brought up to me how many young adults he knows who suffered tremendous trauma during their childhoods and deeply regret changing their genders. As he went further into detail about these kids he knows, he said every one of them regrets taking drugs that I understand were puberty blockers. Whatever else they may have taken, I haven’t looked into, because there are way too many drugs out there, period. My big pharma talk will come in another blog post way down the road when everyone starts questioning the fact that most doctors now are nothing more than drug dealers. 

But back to school and this entire push for gender ideology. While I was busy during all my kids’ schooling, fighting for my autistic son’s rights, paying for an autism consultant to train and monitor the teachers and EAs managing his school program, and stepping into constant battles with the school, what I missed was the fact that a push toward transgenderism was going on in the background. I have no idea how I missed it, as it didn’t come out of nowhere. From what I’m learning only now, this has been in the works in the background for some time. If you’re a teacher or work in the school and saw it and said nothing, then you’re complicit.

When I asked my son, who is now in his twenties, “What the hell? How did I miss this? When did it start, and who was pushing it?” He said that for him, it became an issue when there was a demand in school for a unisex bathroom. His friends, these kids who jumped on the bandwagon of changing their genders, were each struggling with trauma and unhappiness in their lives. To this day, they’ve still never dealt with those issues. Our conversation continued with me trying to understand how this could be pushed on kids where we are—in fact, more kids than I had any idea of. I said to him, “So you’re telling me they decided to change their genders because they had trauma in their lives?” My son replied, “Basically, but it was more than that. They were encouraged. It was brought up to them in school. Now they’re in their twenties, and they’ve told me they regret what they did. They regret the drugs they took.”

My questions went further: “Who in school was pushing this?” I asked this because my ongoing battles in school for my autistic son had me dealing with some teachers who were on board and supportive with understanding autism, dealing with it, tailoring their teaching for each autistic child, but many more refused to support it and always figured they knew better, so much so that they became roadblocks and undid a lot of what my son had learned. Were they all like this? No, but the ones who were like this were very destructive. I wanted to know who in the school was promoting, pushing, and encouraging kids to change gender. He said it was the EAs (education assistants, support workers). When I asked about the teachers, he said no, none that he knew of. Most of the teachers just ignored it. But at the same time, they also never spoke up against it.

This is where it starts to come closer to home. One student who had been a friend of my kids through middle school and into high school apparently received counselling at school and went through a period of being an it, as in no gender. My response the first time I heard that was nothing other than “That’s bullshit! You’re either a boy or a girl, end of story.” But no, at school, this was supported, much to my horror. Then came the pronouns, “he,” “she,” “they.” Even some emails I’ve received of late have included pronouns in people’s signatures, as in “I identify with certain pronouns, and these are mine.” The first time I received such an email was from a support worker for my autistic son this year for his employment. I hit delete and said to myself that this person would never work with my son if she didn’t know what gender she was. That bullshit is not to be brought around my autistic son!

Back to school. This friend of my kids, who has now graduated, went through what I understand was a tough period. She wanted to start taking whatever drugs were available, puberty blockers, and the school was on her side. I’m not sure whether they even may have arranged it for her without parental consent. It’s possible because of all the bills and legislation being passed behind the scenes of late to strip all rights from parents. I remember the girl’s mother emailed me at the time, saying she hoped her daughter would figure out the mistake she was making. The father had no idea any of this was going on. The school had never disclosed what they were doing with the child, and the father was completely out of the loop, whereas the mother was hoping the child would see reason.

When I found all this out, I pulled my kids aside. During this time, they were telling me all the details of the pronouns this child was using with the school’s full support, going from an it to a he, when in fact she was still a she. About the bathroom thing, I don’t know. All I can say is you have no idea how glad I am that my kids are done school. Have they considered going to college or university? No, not right now. I have told them to just focus on getting a job, because with all the crazy-ass shit going on, teachers have the kind of influence on students’ lives right now that isn’t ideal. I have encouraged them to stay far away from school, all school. Whatever they need to learn, they can learn in the real world or take a course online.

How did my conversation with my son end? I told him that if he and his siblings were still in school now, with what’s going on, I would pull them out. As I look back on how many times I sat down with my kids’ teachers over the years to ask them why they were teaching a particular curriculum and what my kids would use it for, I realize that not once did I receive an answer. None could explain to me how the curriculum could be generalized for everyday life. One teacher, in fact, was angry at me for asking. What did my kids learn other than reading and writing and some basic math? The outdoor school my son went to for two years taught him skills that are of more use to him than what he has retained from the many regular classes he took. Looking back now, I’m seeing a lot of wasted years, a lot of wasted time, and a lot of wasted teaching. 

Where do we go from here? As a society, I think we need to do better for our kids. First things first, we need to go back to basics. It will take everyone out there to step up and get gender ideology the hell out of our schools. As for bringing drag queens to kindergarten classes to teach gender ideology and normalize transgenderism to young, impressionable children, everyone needs to give their head a shake, because there’s nothing cute about that. Such sessions have nothing to do with being accepting of others and everything to do with exposing a five- or six-year-old to gender confusion. Seriously, if you choose this life, that’s your choice and your right, but teaching young, impressionable children? No, sorry, that is criminal. There seems to be an internal attack on our moral fibre in this country, which is being destroyed from within. This goes far beyond what is appropriate for young children, and what’s worse is that people can’t see how deeply entrenched this ideology is becoming, and with it a very clear political bias.


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The art of lying and the rise of the psychopath

There are more psychopaths and sociopaths running businesses and in politics than ever before, but if you try to explain that to the average person, they will not see it. Think about it for a moment: what makes these people so dangerous? For one, they tend to have the type of personality that makes people like them and admire them, or they have so much frickin’ money that people admire them for their wealth, or they know how to play on others’ emotions. Why? Because they are masters at knowing how to present themselves as your friend, with their winning smile, their charm, charisma, ideas, and savior personality. When they speak, they reach you on an emotional level so you really believe they have your best interests at heart, and they always say those famous words, “Trust me!”

As actors, they are really good and know exactly how to manipulate the average person, the reason being because the majority of the population never looks past the surface of a person and his or her public persona, often presented by really good high-priced media and marketing firms. Even our kids today have been groomed by a fascination and admiration of Hollywood stars, the political elite, and the rich and famous.

People love people who look good, talk well, and are charming. The skilled psychopath knows this. It’s that charm, charisma, and polished, winning smile that helps them rise in popularity. More than anything, this happens when people are looking for someone to rescue them or are so unhappy with their lives that they want to copy an image of fakery. Be very careful, because although the average person doesn’t walk around making up lies about his or her qualifications or ability to do something for you, sociopaths and psychopaths are adept at boasting about how fucking amazing they are.

They never hesitate to lie about their achievements and qualifications. They even go so far as to create problems (real or fabricated) so they can be the hero. They always present themselves as heroes; they and only they are looking after your best interests and are the only ones who can fix a problem, your problem, for you and for your children. Anyone who speaks out against them is the enemy. And they know how to get you to believe that those dissenting voices are the ones responsible for your misery. Those people are the ones destroying your life or responsible for your suffering. In turn, too many people willingly hand their power over to sociopaths and question nothing.

I know I’ve said this in other blog posts, but never, ever hand your power over to anyone. Exercise free will and discernment, do your own research, and take only what resonates with you, leaving the rest. Don’t follow the pack. Get out of that crowd and start asking questions. Another thing is that psychopaths and sociopaths do not like people who dare to question their narrative. They will go after you and silence you. What else are they good at? Gaslighting. They know how to spin a lie and create an enemy out of anyone to get what they want. Anyone who speaks out against them, these monsters, puts him or herself in the line of fire. People find their lives suddenly turned upside down and find themselves targeted. The majority of people too easily believe the psychopaths’ and sociopaths’ lies.

“Liar, liar, pants on fire!” Yes, they really have mastered the art of the lie, so much so that the average person never sees it. Lies spin off their tongues so easy. They lie without breaking a sweat. But if you really pay attention, the problem with lying is that it’s difficult to remember the lies you’ve told. When a sociopath is caught, this is where his or her story changes. They say you’ve misunderstood, or, like many people who don’t pay attention to details, they say that whatever they said was taken out of context. If they are in power and the spotlight is shining on them and people are starting to figure out or question one of their many lies, in comes another emergency. Remember Wag the Dog? The ongoing script seems to be constantly running. Oops, look! We have a war, a fire, a tragedy.

But back to the liar, the psychopath, who is so convincing that, believe it or not, it is possible for him or her to pass a lie detector.

Now, many of you can say, “Oh, I would never fall for that.” But I guarantee you every one of us has over the years, the decades and decades. So have our parents and other family members, and we didn’t even know it. Many still are.

Here is a quick list of some of the characteristics of these individuals and their charming personalities that draw you to them:

  • Manipulation: They know how to get you to do anything for them and to get what they want.
  • They never take into consideration how their actions hurt others. You’re inconsequential collateral damage, and so are your kids, your pets, and your bank account. They will lose no sleep over your suffering or injury.
  • They believe they have more rights than you, that they are better than you. To them, you and I are nothing more than useless eaters.
  • They never feel guilt or remorse over anything they’ve done. It’s always, “Well, it didn’t work,” or “It was a failed experiment,” or “We need to learn from our mistakes and move on, but we’ve figured it out now, and this, over here, will work.”
  • They are not capable of love, of feeling it, giving it, or receiving it, or of having those very real and needed human emotions of brotherhood, empathy, sympathy, and compassion. They don’t care about people living on the streets, veterans whose lives have been destroyed, or any human suffering.
  • What they actually thrive on is suffering and the negative emotions of others, pushing fear.
  • Then there are animals. Sociopaths often hate animals and are capable of torturing them, either by allowing it to happen or by making someone do it. If you need an example, think back to how dogs in labs have been tortured, tied down, squealing, bitten over and over. What was it supposed to be for? Right, science.
  • They are never faithful to anyone. They are promiscuous, depraved sexual deviants, or pedophiles, definitely on the Epstein list of elites that has become a closely guarded secret.
  • They always cheat to win, whatever it takes, and if you call them out for cheating, they’ll turn the tables on you.
  • They are authoritarian, and they will manipulate and cheat and steal until political power rests solely in their hands.
  • They are really good at exploiting others, and if you dare to question their motives, challenge them, expose them, or call them out, they turn nasty and become contemptuous of you. Ever heard someone use the phrase “those people” and realized, “Oops, his mask slipped for a moment”?
  • They know how to divide people, to get you to hate your neighbors and family members, your father, mother, children, sisters and brothers.
  • They will wreck your life and your children’s. They don’t care about the devastation they cause because you and I are irrelevant.
  • They are so adept at manipulating people, the majority who are looking to be rescued. They know how to manipulate their target victims into breaking friendships and ties with family, then isolating them so they have no one to turn to. Doors suddenly close.

But what do you think happens to these powerful psychopaths and sociopaths when the public starts to question them? They hire high-priced marketing firms and political consultants to rebrand themselves, pulling out all the marketing stops and big guns to adeptly manipulate the minds of the people. All of a sudden, they start a big charity and hold press conferences to talk about all the good they’re doing in the world, helping some impoverished group. Then they get you to donate to them. Don’t take anything at face value! Do your research, and this does not mean turning on the lying mainstream media, which, by the way, in case you haven’t figure it out yet, these sociopaths own.

Just remember, only you know what is best for you. Free will is free will. Don’t give it to anyone. Never be afraid to speak up even though you may be criticized, ostracized, or cast out. Be courageous. Question everything, and if what someone is saying doesn’t feel right to you, then listen to that gut feeling we all have. No one has the right to tell you how to think or what to feel. We all have that gift of discernment, but very few use it, having been brainwashed in schools and families and society into believing that there are people out there in power who know more than us and are so-called experts.

No, they don’t. Only you know what is best for you.

Remember, if you are looking for someone to save you, you will be an easy target for one of the many psychopaths and sociopaths who know exactly what to say to get you to believe they know what is best for you. And what will follow are demands that you hand over your rights and your free will, that you follow their rules and never, ever question their motives.

If all else fails, go back to this checklist of the two wolves. Think of a person and what he or she says and does. Which of the following is this person encouraging and pushing?

Good

or

Evil

Joy

Love

Hope

Serenity

Humility

Friendship

Respect

Sharing

Kindness

Benevolence (expressing goodwill)

Empathy

Generosity

Truth

Compassion

Faith

Fear

Anger

Envy

Jealousy

Regret

Greed

Arrogance

Self-pity

Guilt

Resentment

Inferiority (I’m better than you or more important than you)

Lies

False pride

Superiority

Competition

Ego

Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? Except when these sociopaths have the people on their side, believing their version, their story, people don’t like the person who steps out of the crowd of followers and stands alone to call bullshit, creating discord and dissension. Why? Because it’s easier to believe a lie you’ve heard a hundred times before than a fact you’re hearing for the first time.

As Mark Twain said, “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.”


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This past week, my daughter and I took a trip up island and did some horseback riding for a few hours on a long trail. I have to tell you being back on a horse after many years of not riding was pure joy for me. Horses and horseback riding—let’s be clear, Western riding, not that English stuff—are my first loves, and it’s been way too long since I’ve allowed myself to have a moment of pure joy. I really love horses, always have, but visiting a part of the island I hadn’t been back to in a long while was eye-opening, considering one thing I’ve been talking about was right in our faces on the ride up. 

All everyone wants is to have a roof over their head, but out here on the left coast, and no, that is not a typo, that dream of owning is now out of reach. That brings us to renting a place, which unfortunately is also out of reach. I have often looked, like many, to those we’ve elected to power to do something. I’ve written to many of my elected officials over the years, asking them to put a stop to the market spiralling out of control and to provide housing for working people who can’t afford to put a roof over their heads, yet mostly I never get a response, because the housing problem is not one any one of them wants to fix. 

Why would they not want to fix it? Because they created it to begin with. 

With the out-of-control price of real estate, wealth has now moved into the hands of the few. There was a moment where I understood that the elected officials have a hand in ensuring wealth stays there and that homelessness, or rather not being able to ever afford a house or rent one, never gets solved. Think about it. Look at the amount of taxes you pay every paycheck, and then there’s the state tax or provincial tax, the sales tax when you buy something at the store or even online, property taxes, and all the other taxes out there. Ask yourself, where is all this money going? Governments love to announce big budgets that sound ridiculously impressive and vague instead of giving a straight answer, and everyone waits every year to see if they’ll get a break. 

But take a step back and consider the amount they are collecting. To whose pockets is this money going? It is enormous. When you multiply taxes paid by the everyday average person and add them up, we’re talking billions, maybe more. Does it really matter how many billions? It’s so much money, and if you’re not asking where that money is going, whose pockets it’s going in, and what they’re doing with it, you should be. If all that money stopped going to the elites, everyone would have a home and everyone would be wealthy. Think back. Do you know when taxes were first introduced as a temporary measure to pay for a war? Every time a tax was introduced, was it not a temporary measure for something that then grew and grew? 

Now back to the subject that, while it is talked and talked about, no one wants to talk about. We drove onto a nice acreage and saw what we thought were holiday trailers parked in an open field only to learn that those people were living there. That was their home. A trailer and no property, and it cost them $1,100 a month just to park there—and that did not include electricity. Hearing from a young lady who worked there bothered me more than anything. She couldn’t find a place to live because nothing is available. This is despite the fact that there are a ton of empty homes, people’s second, third, or fourth houses, which sit empty most of the year. Anything that did come available was priced so high that it would take all her paycheck. 

What is the answer? Well, it certainly isn’t for government officials to do something, because unfortunately, those business managers who are paid far too much are part of the problem, if not the problem. Look at all the available land that is “not available,” owned by governments, designated as state or crown land, for who, exactly? I know I’ve been looking at that lately, wondering why no one is questioning it. 

And don’t forget good old BlackRock, which has been snatching up property left and right. What is the reason? I think it was on the World Economic Forum’s agenda. What did they say again, that you will own nothing, you will rent, and you will be happy? Good old Bill Gates is now the biggest farm land owner in the country of land that isn’t farmed. How exactly did he get that land? Remember the farm crises, the farmers back in the ’80s who lost their land, or was it taken from them? May be an idea for us all to dig a little deeper into that. 

As I was leaving, driving out with my daughter, I said to her, you know nothing is going to change until the people stand up together and do something. Because right now we are seeing the wheel of greed going round and round. It starts at the top and works its way down. 

Think about all those tax dollars. How much is supposed to go toward supporting the homeless, to programming that helps those in need, to looking after our people at home first, to our vets, who get nothing? There are all those charities out there, and don’t forget all the money you donate too because you want to help. I know I give where I can to help those who don’t have much. But I’ve figured out that governments don’t really create programs, genuine programs, to help, because if they did, and if the money you pay in those ridiculously high taxes and all that additional money you actually donated went to help those who needed it, think about how much money that is. No one would be living on the streets unless they chose to. People wouldn’t be forced to work two, three jobs to keep a roof over their head or feed their kids. Everyone would have a house, a place to call their own. 

So until the spotlight shines on where all this money is going and whose pockets are being lined, and who it trickles down to, the wheel of greed will continue to go round and round. 


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The Monday Blog: It really is a choice

There are too many things I don’t know and many things I now wish I didn’t. I’ve noticed more and more, and so have my kids, that many grown adults have been forcing their will and hatred of fellow man upon children as of late. Disturbingly, what many people don’t realize, and it certainly will never be reported in mainstream media, is the fact that depression in our young adults and kids has skyrocketed to 75%. This has me scratching my head, because it seems for the first time in history that our children are the ones having to sacrifice for the older generation, the adults meant to be standing up for them. Yes, my kids have great heads on their shoulders, but after this crap that has been going on for two years, I’ve seen what resembles PTSD in my kids. Sorry, but I’m not buying it anymore.

My father died long before my kids were born, but one thing he said has stuck in my head more and more as of late. There exists a great evil among us, especially in the people in power. For each of us, this evil could be something different. For me, it’s harm to children. You don’t hurt children, not ever. And this harm doesn’t come in just one form. I’ve mentioned in a number of blog posts that critical thinking has been stripped from our kids. Schools and teachers hold a ton of accountability. As of late, I’ve been going back through the math taught to my daughter. One example is that even if the students came up with the right answer, it was marked wrong if they didn’t show the specific convoluted formula as it was taught. This has me wondering if this has been done deliberately to confuse a generation of kids. I’m not kidding. I don’t know what the hell is going on in schools with the curriculum. Remember, it’s the government that decides on the curriculum, but the fact that too many teachers are just going along with it is a huge red flag. Unfortunately, what has become the norm is that if you speak up, you’re fired, and then you can’t pay your mortgage and support your family. Even if you’re unwilling, you keep your job only if you comply.

But this is where it gets worse. Behind the scenes, the politicos currently in power are doing dumbass things without accountability to we the people. I mean, how many of you have actually tried to contact your local representative, from the big house all the way down to your local mayor? By the way, your and my tax dollars are paying their salaries. If you take the billions and trillions we pay in taxes for our roads seriously, the roads should all be paved in gold. But back to letter writing. How many of you have received no answer, or maybe a form letter, or maybe a ridiculous response that tells you to go away or talks in circles or avoids giving you a straight answer? What many don’t know and some have forgotten is that politicians, all of them, are like business managers we hire to run our business. If they manage the business side of things responsibly, they report to us and follow our directives for the greater good. They don’t line their pockets and follow the agendas of the big corporations giving them kickbacks. If your business manager were stealing and pocketing money and putting your business and livelihood in jeopardy, you would fire him, right? And you would have the power to fire him.

Have you ever discovered something heinous being passed off as okay because of the words used? Just recently, I heard of something I didn’t believe could possibly be true. A bill is being introduced by the same political policymakers who came up with the word “infanticide” which basically legalizes the killing of unborn children throughout all nine months of pregnancy and also decriminalizes killing newborns even weeks after birth. There are in fact eight states who call it abortion right up to the moment of birth and allow tons of exceptions, giving untold powers to physicians, doctors, and the medical community. This borders on genocide. One governor even endorsed the notion that a woman should be able to let an infant, born alive, die on the table if she decides she does not want the child: https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-democratic-va-governor-endorses-murder-born-ben-shapiro

When I first heard the story of a physician delivering a healthy baby and calling it an abortion even though it was at full term, breathing on its own, just letting it lie there until it died, I thought it had to be a joke. Not only is that evil beyond comprehension, but I thought that doctor would have been arrested and charged with murder, that the sheriff, the police, the district attorney, and the politicians would have been all over this to stop it. But no. Legislation and bills are put into law that we the people have no idea are being slipped through. We don’t know what these evil motherfuckers are doing. Sorry, but there is no other word to call them.

Democrats, liberals, conservatives, and republicans are all the same. Evil is evil, and it has me wondering how much more has been done behind the scenes that we have no idea about. Look at the pedophilia politicians are trying to normalize, the entire woke agenda of letting kids decide their gender. Governments are able to freeze bank accounts anytime they want for no reason at all, which should terrify everyone. Our free speech is being stripped away. The list goes on and on. Once you start digging, you see the kinds of things that have been passed over the years and are being passed in secret now. And it has me asking out loud, when did looking out for your neighbor or caring about the welfare and wellbeing of your fellow man take such a back seat?

Someone said to me not long ago that we are divided into two tribes, not by religion, skin color, or location but entirely by the belief in love and respect and the future of humanity. If you look at it in a simpler form, it comes down to the story of the two wolves. I wrote about this in The Choice, from the Walk the Right Road series. It comes from the teachings of a Cherokee grandfather to his grandson. Do you remember this? Because this is where we are:

One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.

One is Evil. It is fear, anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, competition, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, friendship, respect, sharing, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,

“Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied,

“The one you feed.”

This is where we are. We are at a choice of the tribe we want to belong to or rather the wolf we want to feed inside us. It really is that simple. It really is a choice.


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Today’s Monday Blog: Misinformation, disinformation who coined those terms?

The new political spin is that misinformation and disinformation are a threat to our democracy. But so is grooming people to believe they have to trust only what the politicians are pushing. There has been a big push to silence anyone who speaks out against those in power positions, the global elites who decide what you can and can’t hear, taking away your free thought, your free speech, and your ability to think for yourself.

Let’s talk about isolation, which is a powerful tactic used by controlling partners. In this control structure, the husband (the psychopath) needs to prevent his wife from hearing anyone else’s perspective so that she believes everything he says, everything he tells her to do. Think about the control, the possessiveness, the jealousy at play. He uses words to keep her exactly where he wants her, under his control and far away from anyone who could have her thinking for herself. Pay attention to words, because they matter. The husband says he is the only one who understands her, truly, deeply understands her, and the only one who knows what is best for her. There are so many lies out there, and he is the only one who can decipher the truth. He can’t allow her to hear those lies, as they will confuse her. There are some things out there that she shouldn’t hear or read or watch. She doesn’t understand or have the ability to decipher the truth and critically think the way he does. This is the only way he can protect her.

He tells her there are people out there, friends and even family, who are speaking lies and leading her down a path of destruction. The only way to protect her from them is to not allow her to talk to them anymore. She can’t see them and can’t believe anything they say, as they are spreading lies and disinformation, trying to come between her and her husband. This abusive man controls the information coming in, controls what his wife can read or listen to, who she can talk to, who she has to stay away from. Rinse and repeat the narrative over and over. He goes so far as to demonize friends, neighbors, or family who speak out against him and what he is doing to her to the point that she believes only what he tells her. He is the only speaker of truth, and anyone who speaks out against him and what he is saying is lying and spreading disinformation and misinformation.

If you look at politics and politicians, the world of the elites, you see how questions are never really answered. It’s not just the leaders who have become masters of spin but those appointed under them in positions of power. Let’s look at just one, the interim chief of police, Steve Bell, in Ottawa. Pay attention to the spin in his video, because this is what is done on a mass scale by those in power, which ends up having the people believing something to be true in order to divide them from their families, neighbors, friends, and communities.

In this video, Dane Lloyd, an MP, walks you through how it works using the example of a story that was pushed in the Toronto Star. The chief was asked back in February whether any loaded shotguns were found in the trucks of the protesters. Lloyd wasn’t sure what the answers were going to be, but he points out that when the police or RCMP complete a big bust of guns, they typically want to give a splashy press release. Yet, looking back at the protest, we never did see any notification that firearms were found. The March 19 Toronto Star says that a police source stated firearms were found in the vehicle, but when Dane Lloyd asked the interim chief directly whether firearms were found in the vehicle, and he had to ask many times, the chief kept saying no charges had been laid to date without answering yes or no. He kept reverting to the spin, which would leave me assuming there could be some validity to this.

But Lloyd would not let the chief get away with that spin. He pinned him down, yes or no, answer the question. Watching, I swear the chief appeared embarrassed when he finally said no before being cut off. He was going right to that spin, trying to lead you to believe that even though he had said no, you still had to believe the lies.

In politics, when questions are asked, politicians never want to give you a straight answer. Instead, they spin it and answer the question they believe you should have asked. The interim chief was on the spot and was really trying to avoid answering. How many police sources, media agencies, and government representatives stated that the truckers were committing arson, that they had found firearms? Yet when this committee started investigating and really asking hard, direct questions about what really happened, where was the evidence?

They even brought up the Toronto Star article and the details in it about the police informant. MP Dane Lloyd asked for the truth. He even brought up how despite the fact that politicians say misinformation and disinformation is a threat to our democracy and that the truckers and protesters were spreading lies and misinformation, the mainstream media itself was spreading misinformation. Here we had the interim chief of police being unable to corroborate the evidence, so he didn’t want to answer the question. But what happens when you let a lie continue? What is truly alarming is the fact that mainstream media and politicians are still trying to spin a narrative that firearms were in downtown Ottawa without producing evidence to back this up.

How do you destroy credibility? With a very well-placed lie.

Politicians retweeted the story about loaded firearms, and the interim chief was called out about this because this was a prime example of misinformation being pushed by a journalist and spread by politicians.

Again, think about the woman who believes everything and anything her controlling partner tells her. Nothing you say or do or show her will convince her to even question why he would do this to her. Why would he lie to her? Why would he take away her free will and right to think for herself?

Keep your eyes wide open. Never, ever be afraid to ask questions. Politicians are like managers you hire to run your business. They are given a budget and are accountable to you. But what if your business manager pushed lies and misinformation, changed company policies behind your back, and took more and more money from you and gave it to his friends? Would you not fire him, maybe press criminal charges, and sue him for slander, embezzlement, fraud? You would at least look into what the hell he was really doing.

If anything, remember that only you know what is best for you. We have been given free will, but what we have not been taught is that you never, ever give your power or your free thought over to anyone. Misinformation, disinformation, who coined those terms? Always, always ask to see the evidence for yourself.

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The Monday Blog – What is the difference between a conspiracy and the truth?

Six months

What exactly is a conspiracy, anyway? It’s a term used by one of the three-letter agencies to discredit someone. Here is one of the current definitions: “A conspiracy theory is an explanation for an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy by sinister and powerful groups, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable.”

But what happens when a conspiracy is exposed to be true after the desired outcome has already been obtained? Does the general population then demand justice from powerful political groups and the mainstream media?

To give you an example, let’s go back to the early ’90s. Remember that tragic news story in the lead-up to the Gulf War when a young woman appeared in front of Congress with a tearful, emotional testimony of Iraqi soldiers going into hospitals with guns, into rooms where babies were being kept in incubators, and taking the babies out and leaving them on the cold floor to die, then taking the incubators? Stealing incubators and killing babies. The emotional story tugs at your heartstrings. Details from this young woman were faxed across the country to newsrooms, including that of the CBC’s Fifth Estate, which ran a documentary, available here. The details the young woman recounted informed the lead stories on TV and radio and in the newspapers. They were splashed everywhere, and not one journalist or congressman at the time bothered to find out the true identity of the young woman who had made the claims.

The story had people focused daily on the atrocities. Even politicians repeated the story over and over with the desired impact: People were outraged over the deaths of innocent babies. I mean, who wouldn’t be? You do not hurt children, so help you God. But the savagery of the attack and its key players provided needed ammunition in the war of words, kind of like a sales pitch to reach the hearts and minds of the people. In advertising and media, in order to be successful, you have to reach people on an emotional level whether with the truth or not. But what happens when people are convinced of a lie? How do you undo that belief and the damage it has caused, from sleepless nights to money donated to big charities to help the cause?

On a side note, I had one friend, who was like nineteen at the time, who was brave enough to speak up and call it out as bullshit, saying the entire war was about oil and the media circus was one big lie. No one believed her. And I, sorry to say, was a very young twenty-year-old who hadn’t yet learned that politicians and mainstream media actually have agendas and don’t often tell the truth.

But back to the war, which, as most now know, was big business, and the tearful heartfelt claim that was reported without evidence to back it up. It had been reported as eyewitness testimony, so who would question it? If you look at the testimony of the young lady before Congress, it was gut wrenching, emotional and the way she told her story connected personally with us, the people. She even mentioned her infant nephew. First, she was identified only as a Kuwaiti escapee. This reached people worldwide, with the news media running its daily cycle, leaving people feeling helpless, furious, outraged, wanting to help. I had family who were glued to the TV set to the point that they couldn’t sleep because of the atrocities toward babies, children, and the innocent. Many watching who had previously wavered suddenly turned into warriors, ready to take up arms because of this shocking incident.

But guess what? A select few investigated down the road, and they discovered that the young woman wasn’t a Kuwaiti escapee. Her father was the ambassador of Kuwait, part of the extended royal family. When the lie was discovered, the desired effect had been obtained, and the war was on, and members of Congress still weren’t aware of her identity. The world had already seen the story, so what do you think happened when more people began to investigate whether it was actually true, only to discover it wasn’t? On a visit to the hospital in question, these investigators saw the incubators and spoke to the doctors and medical professionals on the ground, and they were told that the events with the babies in the incubators had never happened.

Amnesty was one of the groups that investigated. Soon, the only eye witness, who had turned out to be the daughter of the ambassador, when confronted, said she hadn’t been in the hospital herself, but a friend who had been there had told her about it. Does anyone remember that? I don’t. I don’t remember the media ever running an international story to undo the damage of a lie and tell the truth. When the lie started to unravel, did anyone see politicians or mainstream media promoting the truth with the same ferocity as they had the false story, with soundbites over and over and over? Or was it that anyone who had called out the story as false or questioned the narrative was called a conspiracist? I still have family who will never believe the truth, because the lie was told so well.

Life moved on. A new enemy arrived on the scene, a new threat somewhere else, and the story basically evaporated, but the desired effect had already occurred because the hearts and minds of the people of the world had been captured. What the world didn’t know was that the people who appeared before Congress with that emotional, heartfelt story had been carefully coached by a PR firm by the name of Hill and Knowlton. See the video here.

Would the war have happened if that story hadn’t broken when it had, if the news media and journalists had actually investigated before running it? Politicians are supposed to be representatives who work for us, like business managers we hire to run our business, not steal our money or lie to us. But when it comes to the power behind the scenes, remember Wag the Dog? A story was created, and with how they went about it, it’s no wonder people were tricked. The soundbites, the narratives that ran all day, had captured people, and to help sell the war, the largest PR firm entered the news business. Who paid them and how much? Watch the video.

Remember, in war, the people need a common enemy, an evil person to terrify us so we unite and fight to take him down. And to tap into the emotions of the people, you need tears and pleas for help. Now, when you look back to the images and the stories, how many of you were ready to go and fight? Remember the Free Kuwait bumper stickers? How many of you donated money to those organizations? Ask yourself, who needed to sell the war to the people, and how many millions did the PR firm Hill and Knowlton receive?

That we were sold the war using the babies in the incubator story is a prime example of how easy it is for we the people to be misled, to be lied to, and to be tricked into believing a lie. Just remember the difference between a conspiracy and the truth is six months.

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From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart comes a new Billy Jo McCabe mystery set on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. When social worker Billy Jo McCabe accidentally picks up the wrong file, she discovers a shocking, twisted mystery plotted by a high-ranking social worker in the DCFS.

 

When Billy Jo McCabe accidentally picks up the wrong file, before she realizes her mistake, she discovers a secret no one was supposed to find.

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