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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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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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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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She picked up the wrong file, and now everything is falling apart.

 

 

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.

She takes the file to the newly appointed chief of police, Mark Friessen, but he doesn’t believe her—that is, until they discover dozens more files and missing money from vulnerable at-risk children who have aged out of the system and are living on the streets.

As she digs into the files, the system, and the people involved, everything falls apart.

And what Mark and Billy Jo discover is a secret far more shocking than missing money.

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The truth is like a lion. Let it loose: It will defend itself.

Does anyone even know what the truth is anymore? I often wonder this when I walk down the street and see how people have changed from two years ago. No one smiles anymore, and those who wear a mask take an extra berth to get around you. Without smiles or the facial expressions we teach our children, especially our special needs children, there are no connections between us as humans. Right now, it seems we as a society have split into two different camps, those who have a love for their fellow man and respect the rights of individuals and those who seem to live in a state of perpetual fear. I don’t remember the last time a stranger smiled at me or said hello. Even neighbors don’t do that anymore. Instead, the go-to is wariness, avoiding all forms of eye contact altogether.

Our kids are so fucking confused. They have no idea what they’re supposed to do, because the media, teachers, and people in authority in their lives have fed them a continual narrative of fear. I don’t know what it will take to undo the damage. If you can’t see it, take a few days, a week or two, and just consider and watch people, especially young adults. Not in a stalkerish, creepy way, please! Go outside and just pay attention without commenting, and make an effort to see the changes. Step out of the matrix for a few hours. If you can, try to remember back to a time when you used to be able to walk down the street and toss out a smile to a passing family, or a wave, or a big hello. Think of the conversations you’d have with people you’d met a few times. It’s that human connection that makes us caring, loving human beings. Remember the lines you used to stand in at the store before you had to make sure to keep your distance, standing on marked, measured lines like cattle, no conversation, no laughter. Remember the impromptu chats with strangers in line, or the laughs over something, anything. This rarely, if ever, happens anymore because we’ve become disconnected, and that is not a good thing.

One of the things my son’s autism consultant does every time she comes out to update my son’s program, and this goes back to when he was in school, is she first observes. You can’t fix anything for yourself or your family unless you step back and just observe to get an idea of what the real picture is. One of the things she never did was base outcomes on the observations of others. She would take what was said and then step back and make her own observations without preconceived ideas of what the outcome had to be. If you take as gospel the current and ongoing narrative, which is happening at what seems like lightning speed for those glued to mainstream media, without doing your own observations and searching for facts, you’re not seeing the bigger picture.

Yes, mainstream media—or, as some call them, legacy media—and Hollywood have predictive programming that they use to set the narrative. Unfortunately, too many people run the news all day or just leave the TV on because the silence is too much. Sitting in silence and stopping the noise is how you get out of the chaos and how you hear yourself. But many, some of whom are my family and friends, have the TV on all the time. For decades, even when I was young, growing up, I would visit my family, extended family, and even friends only to find that big-ass TV on in the living room. Not so much in the ’70s, but as the years went by, from ’80s into the 2000s, it came to the point where it seemed like people had a TV in every room.

Whether I was invited for dinner, stopping in for coffee, or just visiting family or friends, there was that damn TV on the entire time, running in the background, more often than not displaying legacy media. Everyone would sit in the living room or family room, and it was impossible to talk, really, as the media pumped out what the day’s narrative was. Everyone would keep turning to the TV during breaks in conversation. When making dinner in the kitchen, the host would turn the TV over the fireplace on so they could see it, and I would be there helping, sitting on a stool at the island, hearing actors reading the script of what they call news, parroting the same words on every station, an echo chamber that filled the silence.

One of the things I’ve talked about in many blogs is early intervention in autism and how we rewire the brain through repetition over and over and over. What do you think is happening to you when you tune in to mainstream media and see the government ads that you and I pay for? Repetition is so important in changing behavior. But before I go any further down that rabbit hole, take a step back and look at the matrix. I’m sure a few of you have already heard that we’re living in a matrix and that the movie The Matrix was actually a documentary. When you have the TV on, running all the time, the news is meant to heighten your emotions in a negative way, keep you in that heightened negative emotional state, and shock you and capture your attention—and not in a good way.

Remember the quote “Whoever controls the media controls the minds of the people.”

Think back to 9/11. I bet every one of you can remember exactly where you were in the moment you saw it or heard about it. You can recall exactly what you were doing, what you were thinking, what you were wearing, and who you were with the moment you heard what had happened. I was a young mother. My second child was just a baby, and I was that morning in an old wrinkled turquoise t-shirt. I was holding him because he was fussing a bit. I was downstairs, and I know the exact spot I was standing, and in which house we were living in. It was in the town up north where we lived for a year. I was in shorts because it was an unusually warm fall morning. That moment is burned into my memory because of an event that was so traumatic, but if you were to ask me about September 10 or September 12, I wouldn’t be able to tell you anything of what I was doing or where I was. Trauma, fear, even anger hits you on an emotional level and shapes how you perceive the world and your memory of an event. You believe the one perspective shown to you, thinking it happened that one way.

In the mainstream media, those are not journalists on screen, reading a script; they are actors. Remember that. They know exactly how to tap into your emotions. They have editors and directors, camera people, executives, and they use CGI and edit footage to create the most dramatic emotional impact for the viewer. For example, they may take a bombing from a country in the Middle East that happened years ago and say that it has happened now in another country. When you see it, you don’t think to question it because you’re horrified and captured. Back to the TV running nonstop at family and friends’ houses. It’s mindboggling how normalized it has become to just leave the TV on in the background. I’m sitting there, trying to have a conversation, because I’m there to visit, to talk, to connect as a human being, but I realized a while ago that constant TV has become the new normal for many. They may not even realize that the distraction also creates a disconnect, meaning we connect less and less on an emotional level.

I realized every time I was at someone’s house and the TV was on that I had only a small percentage of their attention, because they were listening to the TV with one ear. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said something only for someone to look over to the TV and cut me off to ask about what the news anchor said or comment, “Can you believe that just happened?” Then they come back to me with “Sorry, what were you saying?” As I sit there with that noise, I see that my family or friends have heard nothing of our conversation because the TV has captured all their attention. You can see it in people’s eyes, in their expressions, in their body language, whether they’re present or not. They may look at you, but you know when someone is distracted and his or her attention is somewhere else. You know when someone is one hundred percent present in a conversation, not captured by the parroting coming out of the TV.

Worse yet, one program ends and your host immediately reaches for the remote, which is always within reach. Maybe they give a quick glance to the clock to see whether it’s the CNN special hour and flick to it, finding yet another actor reading a similar script, a script that comes down from the powers that be who own the media corporation. Too many times to count, I’ve had a family member or friend say, “Oh, just a minute,” in the middle of a conversation we’re supposedly having. They’re glued to that TV because their subconscious has picked up on a change in tone of the news and they need to watch that for a few seconds because it’s…what, lifechanging, dire? Sometimes they’ll toss out a “Shh” and flick up the volume, and then when it’s over, they turn back to you and talk about that news story instead of what you were talking about. Captured. Like zombies, the family gathers around the TV and can’t look away.

Now, in my kids’ younger years and into their teens, I did not have cable TV and for four of those years I didn’t own a TV. The few people I mentioned it to thought I had lost my mind, wondering what we did instead, so I stopped mentioning it since I wondered if those people understood that families used to connect with each other, talking, play a game or cards, or playing outside. I remember the ’70s, playing outside with the neighbors’ kids after school and weekends until dark. Remember the neighborhood games of kick the can that went to after midnight?

Then there are the ruling class, who call us all “useless eaters.” Most of you should know who has said this recently. If you don’t, try looking it up. I’m not writing the names, because people who call them out tend to have accidents or suddenly commit suicide or have their homes broken into and their lives ripped apart. As I was having this discussion with a friend a week ago about how the elites view us all as useless eaters, I shared a video, this one below: https://www.facebook.com/1764351674/videos/2308629619289562/

I pointed out to him, yes, those ruling-class elites call the middle class useless eaters, but many of the middle class have also turned around and called the homeless useless eaters too. I reminded him, you don’t know the stories, the economic loss, the emotional downfall, that drive people onto the street.

A reminder again: Whoever controls the media controls the minds of the people.

So ask yourself, could you turn off your TV and radio for an entire week, no news, no Hollywood? Could you do it? Think about it, because what would happen if you really did disconnect for seven days and seven nights? You might start sleeping better. Would your anxiety decrease? Would your fear lessen? More importantly, would you be able to hear yourself again? Connect with yourself, the real you.


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A reminder to everyone, do not give your power away.

Many people have no understanding that they inadvertently give their power away, whereas this is the first thing we should all know and teach our children never, ever to do. I admit that because of the family I grew up in and the era, everything my family did was about giving their power away, yet they didn’t even understand that was what they were doing. Growing up, I don’t remember ever being taught to look within for the answers. Instead, I was taught to always look outside, to neighbors, teachers, police officers, lawyers, politicians, anyone in the corporate world, anyone in charge of anything, even store managers, and do as they said without question.

Then there were the doctors, whom my family looked to as if they were gods. But they were not gods, not even close. In believing someone is better than you, you only dumb yourself down. No one is better than you, and no one should ever be in a power position above you or have more rights than you do. Only you can control what you think, how you feel, and what decisions you make. People who have found themselves inadvertently handing their power over, whether to a boyfriend, a spouse, or even someone in authority, have often endured trauma. But then, at this point I believe almost everyone has endured trauma after the last two years, and one of the most dangerous things is that trauma puts you at risk of losing your free thought.

When you are traumatized, you become highly suggestable. Whether you realize it or not, the entire world is suffering from a sort of PTSD right now. Those of you who understand NLP programming will have an idea of why you may be a little fearful or even terrified right now. You may think you’re being ridiculous, and maybe you brush it off and tell yourself it’s nothing, but repetition has been hammered into you over and over and over. You’ve heard it everywhere, from TV, to radio, to signs posted in stores to remind you. So have your friends, neighbors, family, and kids. Six feet apart, no touching, no hugging, cover your face. Now we have children who are cognitively delayed. If anyone understands MK Ultra, one of the things they did was masking, because it not only silences people but keeps them scared. It takes away facial recognition and expressions. They controlled their victims with certain words, triggers, and they isolated them from others, which led to trauma.

Because I suspect more could be coming at us, there are tools you can use to overcome this absolute fear. What, exactly, could be coming next? I have no idea, but you can’t live in fear, and neither can your children. A reminder came a few weeks ago when I learned of someone I know whose child, who was on the autism spectrum, committed suicide. I don’t think anyone has any idea how many kids have killed themselves over the last two years, because the media will never report it and social media posts will be taken down. Big tech, along with the MSM, are censoring us. You have to look at who owns them, who finances them, and then you’ll understand. Remember Wag the Dog. They need your attention over here so you can’t see what they’re doing over there.

Regardless of what the MSM and the politicos in charge are doing, there has been a need to keep us in a constant state of fear. But don’t stay in that fear. One of the most important things for everyone to do is pick up a pen, an actual pen with ink, because this is how you disconnect from that fear. Not a computer keyboard! It has to be an actual pen in your hand. On a piece of paper, you need to write out your fears. When you write on paper, you lift thoughts from the compartmentalized part of the brain where you’ve stashed them. You see things consciously, which enables you to move out of and rise above the dark hole you may not have realized you slipped into. Sort of like rising above the storm, you get a clearer idea of what’s really going on.

Just write out the fears, the trauma, the memory. It doesn’t have to be logical; this is for you only. Make note of your problems, and write down the solutions you come up with. Don’t rely on the TV or someone else to find the answers for you. Searching out a solution and writing it down on that piece of paper forces your brain to think in a whole new way outside the programming you may not have even realized has happened. Why a solution, and why do you alone have to come up with it? Because this allows your brain to fire in a new direction.

Keep this in mind: With the downfall of our education system which has happened over many years, writing by hand has been taken out of the school system. How many of you have wondered why so many kids and young adults now seem to lack the ability to think critically? I know I’ve addressed this many times. This is not a minor thing; it is a very important brain function. Everyone needs to pick up a pen and start coping that way. When trauma occurs, pen and paper is your go-to, not just to vent the trauma but to come up with a solution and write it down. Typing does not use the same brain function. It really does take the old-fashioned way, a pen and paper, just like talking to people in person.

If you don’t wear a watch, put one on, because time is relevant. Write down your fears, not someone else’s, and remember, do not give away your power to anyone.


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March Madness

March madness begins and although I wrote this post back in December, I believe this reminder of Being Prepared is especially relevant this month.

One of the things I’ve learned over the past decade is that you should always be prepared for anything, but this was not something I always knew. Growing up in a big city, I found that people relied blindly on services such as electricity and water, assuming stores would always have a continuous supply of everything and anything one could need. And more importantly right now, you should have enough cash on hand in the event you can’t access money from your bank account.

Even in the ’70s, my parents did not stock up. Instead, they shopped for groceries every week with nothing ever in reserve because modern times meant store shelves were always stocked with imports from all over the world, and truckers were always delivering almost anything you wanted to stores every day. A home had electricity and heat, and no one ever thought the power might go out. Power grids and governments just handled all of that. You never talked about what might happen if it suddenly wasn’t there one day.

Only right now with everything going on, you need to stock up and be prepared. I’m not saying to panic, but there is a saying that is relevant: Plan for the worst, hope for the best.

· Stock up on non-perishable foods, and especially things you are not prepared to do without. (Me, I have enough coffee to last until July.)

· Have enough drinking water put aside

· Do you have a generator? If not and if it’s not feasible, do you at least have a camping stove with fuel that you can use outside if you needed to cook?

· Fuel–you’ve been warned a while ago the prices will go through the roof. (Maybe get a bike.)

· Now that we’re in March, did you start the seeds for your garden? If you’ve never had a garden and always relied on the store, you need to start thinking about growing some greens in pots or digging up a part of your grass to start a garden. Another good idea is to connect with local farmers in your area and buy local.

· Have enough spare cash on hand.

· Batteries, flashlight, first aid kit, vitamins, and if you are taking medication, make sure you have what you need.

· If you have pets, make sure you have enough pet food and supplies for your animals.

· Anything else that you would need if there was a shutdown.

Now, having lived on an island, I can tell you how imperative it is to be prepared for anything. You know the saying: Plan for the worst, but hope for the best. People some have called conspiracy theorists have been warning everyone about supply chain breakdowns for nearly a year. This is kind of tongue in cheek, but when someone tells you to be prepared and that having at least a running thirty-day supply is smart, you want to listen to them. We have a lot of crazy-ass stuff going on and one thing you do not want to be doing is depending on any government right now to look after you and your family’s needs.

Let’s get back to your necessities again. What do you really need? Water is so important, and I cannot stress this enough: it’s a good idea to have some extra gallon jugs of water stored. Have a good thirty-day running supply of staple foods. A lot of people I know started canning again this year, and I was one of them, having learned from my grandmother. I actually spent some time this fall canning up veggies, jams, and relishes from my garden. Make sure you have candles and a secondary heat source. Just think of all those people with a woodstove or fireplace. Some of you may also have a generator, but you also need spare fuel to operate it and a place to store it. Think about it this way. If the power were taken out for a week and you couldn’t go to the store, what would you need? If you’re on a well, a well doesn’t operate without power. This brings me to the septic, which you need water to flush. You don’t have to go all total prepper, like the world is coming to an end, but you want to be prepared for anything uncertain as we come into winter. If you’re in the city and on city water, have you ever thought about what you’d do if the water was shut off?

Now I have been through a scenario of power breakdown a few times. The last was Christmas three years ago when a big windstorm wiped out power on the islands for six days. We had no community officials or emergency personnel coming to check on us. I need to be really clear on this because so many people still do not understand that the only ones you can depend on are yourself and your neighbors. Because that Christmas there were no community leaders who showed up to open warming centers at the library or rec center for people who had no woodstoves to keep warm. We were on our own. What we had were our neighbors, a woodstove, a big water tank, and several five-gallon jugs of drinking water. Everything takes longer when you don’t have power, but we were well-stocked, and our neighbor had prepped a decade earlier with solar panels and a rainwater collection system. If you’re not on speaking terms with your neighbor because of the pandemic and you or they said hateful words to the other because of the government propaganda, then maybe it’s time to be the bigger person and apologize.

In some places, people are talking about empty shelves in the grocery stores, but if you can, buy local. Many farms around me sell produce, eggs, milk, bread, and meat. Someone in the community started a local co-op online where all the farms list their weekly food items. They deliver once a week, and there isn’t much I can’t get locally. If I can’t get it locally, I really don’t need it. All those processed foods on the shelf have zero nutrition and in fact you should be asking yourself if you should be eating it. Think back to your parents or grandparents, depending on how old you are, who may have shared stories about growing up during the Depression and how they survived. Many went hungry in the cities, but my mother was young then, and my grandparents had a farm with a garden, chickens, and turkeys. My grandfather raised pigs, and they had a cow for milk and butter. My grandmother canned everything. I remember that even after they sold the farm and moved to a small town, she still canned everything, even when she was in her eighties. She had a cold storage room with an abundance of jams, jellies, pickles, and vegetables. She even canned meat.

They bought local, and they were always prepared, because they lived through the Depression. At the same time, depending on where you live, it’s a good idea to look at what you would need if you had to go a week without power or a stocked grocery store that you could drive to and pick up anything, or what if the gas prices got so high that you couldn’t afford to fill your vehicle? And then there is your money that, when sitting in the bank, belongs to someone else. Take a second to make sure you have everything you need, make a list, go through your day. And one more thing–when you walk out your door and see your neighbor, say hello, good-morning, or if you don’t know who they are, introduce yourself. Because we’ve just lived through two years of governments doing their very best to destroy our humanity, and now it’s time we take it back.


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The Great Distraction

Does everyone remember the movie Wag the Dog? In case you don’t, the movie came out in ’97, and the plot revolved around efforts to pull attention off sexual advances made by the president to a young girl, a girl scout, just weeks before the election. In the film, a spin doctor and political elites hire a top Hollywood producer to script a distraction to help the president win back voters’ trust, shifting the focus away from what was really going on with the politician running the county.

Now, why Hollywood? Hollywood, in partnership with mainstream media, can feed a false narrative that is believable to the majority of the population. People are captured by mainstream media, the six o’clock news that reports all current local and world events with believable video clips and voiceover narratives. Basically, it comes down to the power of the elites to say, “Hey, look over here to the right,” when you should really be looking to the left and behind the scenes. Wag the Dog was about the power to manipulate the population through Hollywood and then use the media to reach and capture the attention of the people.

In Wag the Dog, a political group works behind the scenes with a spin doctor and an egocentric big-time Hollywood producer to brainstorm a narrative powerful enough to get the attention of the voting public. They have to reach them on an emotional level, so after tossing out a few ideas, they come up with the idea of a war. This is where the big Hollywood producer comes in, because they need to script the appearance of a war in big Hollywood fashion. They create a theme, a song, some visuals, and a slogan, all with Hollywood special effects. To pick the country the president is suddenly going to go to war with, they toss around a few and land on Albania. They rent a warehouse to use as a movie set. They create fantastic visuals, hire crisis actors, and add special effects, from screaming to the bombing of a village. In the background, a woman is running with a bag of chips, but the Hollywood producer tells the young female actor that the bag of chips she’s holding while ducking from bombs is just for the arm position, and later, they’ll replace it with a kitten or a baby using special effects.

The final clip is on the six o’clock news. Meanwhile, the crisis actor wants to put this latest gig on her resume, but the producers behind the show tell her not to, because if she does, people will come to her house and kill her. Basically, she has to hide. They also hire crisis actors to update the US daily on the state of the fake war in an effort to get the attention off the sex scandal involving the president. The images of horrors and atrocities involving innocent villagers are touching, reaching the hearts and minds of the people of the world, who will forever remember the image of the screaming woman running, terrified, clutching her baby while her village is being bombed behind her by terrorists this political group needs the people to hate. Of course, this is the same woman the producers have told to hide or be hunted down. I thought one of the greatest lines in the movie was “This is politics at its finest.”

After coming up with the distraction, a war, the big Hollywood producer asks the spin doctors and the group of political handlers, why Albania? He needs a reason to tie it together and make it part of the story, to make it believable. Again, they toss out ideas. The big Hollywood producer knows how to pull the story together to create much-needed drama, fear, and hype that will touch the heartstrings and captivate the minds of the people, so their story is that the enemy, Albania, is targeting the US because of its way of life, its love of freedom, and they hate the US people for that. One of the storylines they put out to the news is that Albanian terrorists have placed a suitcase bomb in Canada in order to infiltrate the US.

The movie includes different strategies used by the spin doctors, one of which is the aforementioned video segment of a young Albanian girl running from terrorists in her village. This video segment looks like a news report but instead has been created by a PR firm, advertising agency, and government agency. Yet it’s presented as an actual news report, with a running theme to drive fear, fear, and more fear. But one of the three-letter agencies that isn’t part of this theater figures out what the political group is doing with this fake war and, after pulling over the spin doctors, basically announces that the war has ended. But because people will again be looking at the president, in comes a second fake story about a secret American unit trapped behind enemy lines and a hero who has been left behind. When a photograph emerges of this soldier hero, they have to make him human in a way that easily captivates the hearts, minds, and emotions of the American people, so the producers relay the idea of a morse code on his shirt that spells out, “Courage, Mom.”

That is enough to get to the people and start a movement. Newspapers and mainstream media news outlets build off each other and publish news identical to what all the other news stations are streaming. Add in a plane crash, a dead war hero, and a funeral broadcast over all the national news, and the public ends up mourning a hero who doesn’t exist. Election day comes and goes, and the scandalous president defeats his rival and is re-elected. Now the media is all about the new election. Everyone who’s part of the spin doctor’s team and all the politicians celebrate their victory behind the scenes. But then the Hollywood producer with his big ego wants to take credit for the president’s successful re-election. He’s warned by the political elites and the spin doctor not to do it, but he doesn’t listen, so the spin doctor and political elites give orders to the secret service to stop him, whatever it takes.

The next morning, the news reports that the big-time Hollywood producer has been found dead at home from an apparent heart attack.

If you haven’t watched Wag the Dog, watch it. It’s a great movie.

And remember what “wag the dog” means, to deliberately overshadow an important event and get the public’s eyes off of it by drawing their attention to something else.


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Let’s talk about the social credit system

Does everyone understand what that is?

Few people do, and I certainly didn’t until a few months ago, when someone first mentioned it to me. Social credit is basically a numeric score assigned to people based on their behavior. You know how credit scores work? Well, this ranking system is stored in a database, which monitors behavior across the country in real time. Pretty scary, isn’t it? People are paid to report on their neighbors, which creates polarization and forces people to conform to socially desired standards by engaging only with people of the same social standing or higher.

Here are some examples of factors considered in calculating someone’s personal score:· Loitering
· Smoking in no-smoking areas
· Having a messy yard
· Gossiping (how many people would be in trouble for this one?)
· Spending too much time on video games
· Not paying bills on time
· Visiting sick parents when not allowed
· Spreading fake news (news deemed Fake by Governments because it goes against their scripted narrative)
· Not stopping in front of crosswalks when driving
· Forgetting to pay a fine
· Saying something unacceptable online
· Buying a certain product that you, personally, are not allowed to own
· Leaving a bad review
· Hanging out with a friend or family member who has a poor social credit score
· Protesting anything (forget it, because that’s not allowed – Remember the Truckers, and many who supported the Truckers who suddenly had their bank accounts frozen.)

Here are some examples for businesses, too: · Paying taxes on time
· Maintaining necessary licenses
· Fulfilling environmental protection requirements
· Meeting product quality standards
· Meeting requirements specific to the industry
· Complying with anything else deemed necessary

So what happens if you receive a low score because you violated one of these rules? Maybe you stood up and said no, you wouldn’t allow someone to violate your rights, or, worse, you criticized your government. (Again, remember the Truckers and all the peaceful protestors who showed up to support them). Well, a low score means low trustworthiness. You might suddenly find yourself under a travel ban, or your internet speed might suddenly decrease, or you could lose your job and be unable to find a new one in your industry, or your housing might be taken away, or you might be barred from attending certain schools, or your banking activity could restricted, meaning you would lose access to your money. (Kind of like what just happened to many of the supporters of the Truckers). Your property might be taken from you, or you could be denied the ability to own property at all. You might become a social pariah.

People’s freedoms and choices would suddenly be gone. Your social credit score would be subject to the politically correct but morally bankrupt whims of the powers that be. Imagine going to buy a pizza and finding that the digital system you have to use says, Nope, you were bad and lost a bunch of credits. You can’t eat out, order a pizza, or buy milk or eggs today. And just because, those tens of thousands of dollars in your savings has now been taken by the government and given to an organization of their choosing. Basically, in a digital dictatorship, if you do not fit the mold and behave exactly how the state wants you to behave, you can be punished, and your low social score can be posted publicly for everyone to see. Rights are slowly eroded. In schools, children may be taught a political agenda in the curriculum, and parents’ rights to their children may be stripped. These are the kinds of nightmarish oppressions we read about in dystopian novels. But wait, haven’t some school districts in fact just stripped parents’ rights to the children?

The social credit system is a totalitarian system that can be used by the state to crush rebellious individuals, even if the rebellion is for good. Businesses can be blacklisted, and people too. The idea is to make everyone comply with government policies and regulations to avoid having a low score, and governments can then use that data to provide grants and loans to businesses that have high scores. The system rewards those who spy and report on their neighbors and yes even family members. Even local governments are rewarded by the social credit system only if they implement and follow orders from the central federal government.

The rewards of having a high score include easier access to loans and jobs, travel perks, and a higher priority when getting bureaucratic paperwork through, basically no red tape—kind of like how it works now for the ultra-powerful and elite. You know like getting a court date in one day to push a political agenda with a politically corrupt judge, but yet anyone else who hasn’t conformed waits years for justice. But if you have a high score and associate with someone who has a low score, say a son or daughter who doesn’t toe the line, a dissident who reminds you of the young people who have always stood up to tyranny, you can quickly lose your high score by association and suffer the same punishment inflicted on those with a low score. You may suddenly find yourself cut off from the internet, suffering public humiliation, and being denied access to jobs, loans, and goods and services. This kind of system is meant to divide people. Neighbors spying on neighbors, family turning their backs on family, everyone living in perpetual fear.

The potential scope of a social credit system is enormous. Think about it: Companies could track your activities and give you corporate rewards for your compliant behavior, just like credit cards do with rewards benefits. And then there is the government using tracking software on your cell phones to spy on you and track who you see and where you go. But the government wouldn’t do that now would they? But in a social credit system, you could suddenly be blocked from making a transaction, or a surcharge might suddenly be added, or you could be completely unable to purchase food, goods, or anything. Think of those who exercise their free speech, question vaccine side effects, or advocate for their rights and their children’s rights. All of this could suddenly make you a target. Your debit card could get cancelled over tweets you make, or your home loan could be denied because you pulled your kids from school, or your PayPal or eBay account might suddenly be invalid because a friend flagged you for posting something that questions whether your government is lying to you.

And don’t forget all that money it took you years to save in your bank account could suddenly disappear.

Sometimes I read books and wonder where authors come up with this kind of stuff, the stuff nightmares are made of. It’s definitely not the world I want for my kids or myself. For example, in a country like the one I’ve described above, someone who holds conservative Christian values or voices his or her opinion on political, social, and religious topics might suddenly fall into the negative numbers for a social credit score. Can you imagine if something like this suddenly showed up on the horizon in your once free country?

In Canada, we have the Charter of Rights, as I talked about in many blogs. In America, you have the First Amendment, which says you have the freedom of speech, and the Fourth Amendment, which says you have the right to privacy. But what happens when backroom legislation and executive orders are issued to override these? Remember what the Prime Minister of Canada did just a week ago with the Emergency Order, and why exactly did he lift it just as quickly? Could it be the bankers were beating their Politician Whores because people were suddenly doing a bank run and pulling all their money from the banks?

This systematic stripping away of rights and backroom executive orders and legislation is one of the most dangerous possibilities in a free country. You know where the social credit system does exist? In China, where the threat is real, where they have hundreds of millions of surveillance cameras using facial recognition software to perform surveillance on their citizens. And who is in control? Well, the system is, and it’s based on complex algorithms evaluating various kinds of data streams to assess position. The issue with online ranking systems is that their algorithms have been artificially designed. How they work is unknown to the public. A lack of transparency makes it hard to know who designed these systems and how they’re being used, and algorithms can easily be manipulated.

But it would never happen here, right? Not in a free country, where a government respects the rights of its citizens? The frightening thing is that my blog would not be allowed in a social credit system. And don’t forget the social media giants who are actively censoring all the dissenting opinions that go against the scripted narrative.

Remember the many wars our grandfathers fought? Mine fought in the First and Second World Wars, and my great, great, great grandfather fought in the Civil War, as well. All these wars were for our freedom.

Learn more about the social credit system here.

A social credit system. Can you imagine being unable to be yourself, terrified to even love people anymore? As several have said as of late, this is the one inch we must not yield. Remember humanity is about love, and there is no room in a social credit scenario for love.


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