Let's Get Pragmatic

I recently saw a great French film, The Intouchables. In one memorable scene, the lead character who lives in an impoverished part of the city, played brilliantly by Omar Sy, is seated in an employment office as the counselor reviewing his work app says "under the skills section you listed only pragmatic." He smiles and proudly replies "yes, I am very pragmatic."

In the movie, he utilizes this skill to help him rise above his surroundings and ultimately succeed in life. I recommend everybody see this timely, feel-good movie which has become the third highest grossing film of all time outside of the U.S., raking in over $300 million worldwide thus far. 

Interviewed after the screening about the amazing and unexpected success of the film, Omar attributed much of it to the extreme instability in the world right now and the sense of hopelessness people are feeling that there is nothing they can do about it. The film's message is that by looking at  the world through pragmatic eyes, we then see it for what it really is, thus encouraging us to take practical actions that elevate our lives. More and more people are beginning to catch on to this way of thinking which is why the world has flocked to this film.

prag-mat-ic - adj. Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them. 

I know this sounds like such a great concept in general. But you're probably thinking how the heck can this  actually be put into action since there are seemingly so many things outside of our control that have influence over our day to day lives? If you asked that, good question and I will do my pragmatic best to answer it in a way that allows us the opportunity to bring harmony and opportunity to our lives no matter what's going on outside of it. Tall order perhaps, but why bother if we're not up to conquering the greatest challenges, so let's proceed.

See the whole picture, then take action!
In my previous articles, you may have noticed an underlying and often overlying theme of practical spiritual living, which is really nothing more than learning to focus primarily upon the things in life we can do something about. This requires taking a step back to observe what comes at us in a non-emotional and indifferent way in order to see things for what they truly are.

An example of this is when someone catches us off-guard by accusing us of something we believe to be false. Our first reaction may be to shout back that they are wrong, or worse yet, crazy. Bad Choice, as that would be akin to jumping into an emotional tornado which circulates confusion, anger, fear and the struggle for survival. Caught up in that, we would not be able to make very rational decisions for obvious reasons. By seeing the tornado coming and not running into it allows us added perspective to see what it's really all about before taking action.

Just the cold, hard facts
However, in no way am I suggesting we live our lives as detached beings like Mr. Spock from Star Trek, who goes around saying "fascinating" to everything he observes without ever getting involved on an emotional level. No, that wouldn't do at all. What I am positing is that by looking at life in a pragmatic way keeps our emotions from running amuck and out of our control so we can make choices that are truly in our best interests.

Let's take a look at the recent elections, for instance. It would be hard to find a greater emotion-sucking tornado than that craziness! Everyone who joins either the Republican or Democrat mob gets swept up into this whirling dervish, hurling insults and fighting for victory at all costs for no real reason other than that's what they are supposed to do to survive this 'every four year' calamity. If we step outside of this, we can get to a higher-ground perspective to view it objectively, then pick it apart rather easily.

From one liar to another
A few questions our pragmatic mind comes up with from an outsider perspective may be "are there any real measurable differences between these two sides at all?" History suggests the answer to be "no." "Is there any measurable impact on my life regardless of who gets elected?" The answer appears to be a resounding "no."

Once selected, do Presidents ever honor their campaign promises? "No way, Jose," says recent history. So if the above is even somewhat true, why can't the majority of America see through this ridiculous illusion? The answer may well be because they don't want to be faced with that truth, for that would mean they would no longer have someone to decide for them or to blame for their individual shortcomings in life.

George Carlin - The American Dream

You see, Americans have found, over the last few decades especially, that it's far easier to let someone else be in control of their destiny, to obediently follow orders, to be told what to do and when to do it, to be compliant, submit to authority without question and most importantly, to consume and get into massive debt as a means of attaining the  mythical American Dream.

As George Carlin so succinctly put it, "it's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe in it." In return for living in this docile, controlled dream-state, Americans are rewarded with free things. So much for independence in modern America.

Best of all it's free.
Last week, Obama proclaimed that the recovery had begun by throwing up phony GDP, CPI, housing and unemployment numbers in an effort to prove his point. Conveniently though, he'd like us to ignore the fact that since August, a half million new recipients were added to the welfare rolls, bringing the total to over 47.1 million Americans on food stamps.

This is roughly 20% of the nation and the highest levels in United States history. When you add the other myriad free money entitlement programs, including social security and medicare, those figures climb to well over 150,000,000, or roughly 70% of the country on some form of government welfare. Unfortunately, this is before you factor in the albatross that will break the back of  the current American economy for good: Obama-Care! More than 100 million Americans are on welfare

Fascism is corporate controlled government. Can
anyone deny this isn't true of the United States?
How is this even remotely sustainable? It's not and the game is about over! Most average Americans have been unknowingly suffering the consequences of this free-money insanity for some time now, yet the only thing they seem interested in is making sure the entitlement handouts continue indefinitely. They don't want to hear the government has run out of free money to give away.

They still stubbornly choose to close their eyes and ears to reality and blindly believe their leaders will this time divinely rescue them from their own destructive ignorance and apathy. Sadly, they are in for an even ruder awakening: there is no recovery coming!

Look out below!!
On the other hand, true pragmatists saw this train-wreck a long time ago and have prepared and taken decisive actions that have benefited themselves and those in their sphere of influence. By seeing things plainly for what they are, we become armed with valuable information that can be put into practical action.

See the opportunity in every disaster never was more appropriate a slogan to free ourselves from the tyranny of self-imposed oppression. Conversely, insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results. Given this, it becomes abundantly clear that the vast majority of America has gone insane.

Let's take a peek at a few of these insane ideologies. As the Prez threatened the past week, the government is heading towards a dangerous fiscal cliff and if the right and left don't come together to fix it asap, financial destruction may result. Who is he trying to fool?

Definitely not the pragmatists among us who saw the government train careen off the cliff a long time ago and what's left of the wreckage is but a heap of smoldering steel, twisted and tangled at the bottom of the abyss. Despite this fact, the people shout "tax the corporations more. They must pay their fair share to support the black hole of government spending too!" 

Protect it from what exactly?
This is completely insane thinking. Have they never bothered to notice that corporations simply collect taxes on behalf of the government and do not themselves pay them? One simply has to look at utility, cable, phone or any bill issued by a corporation for that matter to see the increasing numbers of supplemental taxes included that have to be paid by the consumer.

The people scream for higher taxes for corporations, then scream again when the corporations pass all of the burden back onto them over and over again! Want to punish the greedy oil companies by mandating higher taxes? You get hit with higher taxes at the pump. Want the airlines to pay as well? Hello twenty-percent transportation tax added to your ticket. How about taxing the crooked banks? That'll cost you in new ATM, minimum balance, confusing customer service and transaction taxes and fees. This is all so plain to see, yet America remains happily myopic. After all, it's someone else's problem to fix. 

This is where your tax dollars go
Logic tells us that taxes don't work and have never been for the benefit of the taxpayers. The government lie that income taxes are needed to keep the system functioning like a well-oiled machine are so outdated and transparent that only those who lack the ability to reason coherently could ever fall for it.

Obama pleads with any sucker willing to listen that by raising taxes on the super-wealthy, it will somehow balance the budget and put a dent in the one hundred trillion dollar deficit the government has racked up over the years. Oh yeah? What a pragmatist asks is if taxes have been getting collected all along, how did the government ever pile up such an astronomical debt in the first place? Obama's answer would be "uh, next question and from someone in the gallery who can't see, hear or think, please."

Trading your paper assets for silver coins will not
only protect your wealth, but greatly increase it
You see, governments don't have a clue what fiscal responsibility is or even care to know. As soon as tax money hits their hands, it is immediately spent on any frivolous pursuit they can think of, wars, bribes, drones to kill its citizens, prostitution, influence peddling, general corruption, lavish lifestyles, you name it.

Never has it been used to pay down debts, ever! In fact, no matter how much tax revenue is sucked from the people, governments will always spend even more than they take in. It's like leaving drug addicts in charge of guarding a pharmacy at sundown and expecting to find fully stocked shelves in the morning.

So what's a pragmatist to do regarding money given the above? The answer is quite simple really. Get your money away from the influence of this broken system run by  government crackheads. How? Begin to eliminate most, if not all, paper (de)investment vehicles. The most insidious by far is the 401k, which is nothing more than a ponzi-scheme to trick the unwary into throwing investment capital into bad, government-created debts repackaged and sold by Wall Street shysters who know ahead of time the investments will go bust before the suckers retire.

This was shockingly apparent after the 2000 tech  and 2009 real estate bubble busts which destroyed many 401k's. Yet, this is only the beginning. For those who hold their deteriorating wealth in 401k, IRA, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CD's or US dollars will continue to see them evaporate quicker than ever. 

The metals are poised to move much higher
For those who saw the writing on the wall and didn't sit around passively lamenting the unfairness of it all, took actions to their best advantage. In fact, during Obama's first four years, which were arguably the worst financial years in American history, those who got out of paper assets and into the safe haven of fixed assets, silver and gold, saw their wealth climb over 200%.

Think independently - take
back control of your life!
Even more impressive, since 2000, silver has smashed all other assets, rising as much as 2,400%! In comparison, adjusted for inflation, the DOW JONES has gone nowhere over the same period. Imagine what that did to millions of retirees who discovered there was nothing left to retire on?

It's very critical to understand that silver and gold prices only rise sharply and sustainably prior to a total economic and currency meltdown, the likes of which we are seeing play out across the globe now! Yes, the US dollar economy is at DEFCON 1, the government knows it, but is doing all it can to make sure its people don't, by conning them into staying all in in their rigged fiat currency game. Politicians don't go bust - the people do.

What might we conclude by all this, given the the same team that was in charge four years ago is back at it again, only now saying the debt spigots must be turned to "full power, no stopping us now!?" I'd say it's a certainty that silver and gold will vault much higher during the next four years in what is appropriately being called "the greatest transfer of wealth in human history." Those who hold either of the two metals will certainly be on the right side of that wealth transfer. That's just being pragmatic.

In fact, many states are also getting into the act by writing new legislation for silver and gold to be used as currency within their borders once again. 13 States now considering gold and silver as money
What is China pragmatically telling us?
China is certainly following this path by actively dumping the US dollar in favor of stockpiling gold and silver in order to make the renminbi the new world reserve currency.

So trading paper assets for silver and gold coins obviously becomes the most sensible undertaking for the people to counter the corrupt Federal government debt swindle.  Simple. Done. Next!

But what will the majority of Americans who refuse to take action on their own behalf and have traded their freedoms for welfare handouts do when the checks stop coming? Our government has a clue about that, which is why they recently purchased well over a billion rounds of ammunition and millions of new handguns in an effort to quell what they call the upcoming "zombie riots." DHS Classifies Ammo Purchase.

Are the states headed for civil war against the Feds in D.C.?
We are indeed living in strange times. Over the past week, 1.2 million Americans signed formal requests for their states to escape the clutches of the Federal government through secession. Of the fifteen states who have petitioned the White House so far, Texas leads the pack with well over 100,000 signatures. Texas secession request

Now that's pragmatism in action, in much the same way the original colonists, fed up with England's tyrannical bent, left to seek their own sovereignty. Who knows, it may be at that time again to hit the restart button! Either way, I am willing to bet we are in for some extraordinary and breathtaking times ahead and much sooner than we think...except for the pragmatists who already see it coming.

In Part two, I will discuss being pragmatic with your health to achieve optimal wellness. Until next time, stay conscious, independent and informed!

The Illusion of Opposition

Every fourth November, the citizens endure the outlandish circus called Presidential elections. You know the one where the people shuffle into little booths to cast a vote for their team, who will hopefully right the ship of political incompetence and corruption wrought by the previous ship's captain. You only get two choices too, vegetable A or vegetable B. That's democracy in action? The fact that the stench only increases after either is chosen the winner of this absurd political reality show should be of no consideration - for the people have proudly exercised their duty to choose one against another and that is all that matters. Tragically, the song remains the same.

Thankfully, many are now awaking to the fact that there are no discernable differences between any of the candidates...ever! That they appear to oppose each other is simply for the cameras to add a bit of drama for the amusement of the public who are trained to believe that a Democrat is somehow different than a Republican. Oh, they'll regurgitate stats, charts and news commentaries to somehow prove their team is superior to the other ad nauseum, but critical thinking goes out the window in these mindless political arguments. Before going further though, let's take a quick look at some highlights of our recent Presidents and their accomplishments on our behalf, shall we? (Note: the below info was culled from mainstream news sources, government and Congressional inquiries and investigations).

Like a lamb being led to the...
Ronald Reagan: A year into his Presidency, an assassination attempt was made on his life by John Hinckley, Jr., whose family were close friends and financial supporters of George HW Bush, Reagan's rival during their run for the Republican nomination in 1980. Strong evidence points to Bush being involved in the attempt on Reagan's life. Not to be outdone by his VP, Reagan got caught up in the Iran-Contra drugs for weapons money laundering scandal while suffering from severe Alzheimers. Bush was said to be calling the shots in place of the increasingly incoherent Reagan the last few years of his term.
ABC NEWS on the Bush-Hinckley family 
connection explained away - "a touch of irony"
George HW Bush: Also a player in Iran-Contra, after the failed hit on Reagan, he had to patiently wait seven years to officially be crowned President. He was infamous for his efforts to bring about the New World Order, a globalist monarchy to rule the planet. And we thought Doctor Evil was being funny. Interestingly, his father Prescott helped finance Hitler's reign in Germany, then actively assisted in bringing many members of Hitler's notorious SS to the US after the war to  start up the CIA, which George would later direct. The truth is always far stranger than fiction.
Bill Clinton: Governor of Arkansas during Iran-Contra, he was awarded the Presidency in 1992 for his part in laundering hundreds of millions of dollars of drug money through his state. It's no coincidence that this financially troubled state's fortunes instantaneously reversed course during the scandal and became large producers of military weapons hardware which was then smuggled into Nicaragua in trade for drugs the CIA trafficked onto the streets of America. Bill's brother, Roger, was the patsy and took the fall for the family business and went to prison for a short stint on a cocaine trafficking charge. When Bill became President, Roger was quickly pardoned and his conviction expunged. Good to have family looking out for you.

Monica Lewinski was a smokescreen to
distract from the real scandal - Clinton's
drug-money laundering and murder.
Hillary Clinton did her part by laundering drug money through her Rose Law Firm. The federal investigation into the Clintons' link to Iran-Contra and the Whitewater scandal was conveniently concluded because too many potential witnesses and criminal participants dropping dead prior to trial. No witnesses, no evidence, no case.

Perhaps Bill's most treasonous act though during his reign was allowing China to infiltrate the White House and assert their will regarding military and foreign policy. Even worse, Clinton approved the sale of nukes and US military secrets to his communist friends. We have since seen the disastrous results play out on our devastated economy as well which has China holding over $2.3 trillion in US debt notes our government can't pay back. And what happens when a borrower defaults and can't pay back the lender? That's right, it gets foreclosed upon...or attacked with all the high-tech military weaponry given to the lender as collateral. Ouch!

Bush failed as an Air Force pilot, then later as the Prez

George W. Bush: Prior to his selection as the 43rd President, he was known primarily for being a Bush family embarrassment, under-achieving drunk and cocaine addict. On the day of 9-11, when asked why he inexplicably continued reading a pet goat storybook to an elementary school classroom after he was informed the second World Trade Center building was struck by a drone aircraft, he stated "I didn't want to upset the children." If you recall, this President's approval ratings skyrocketed after this tragic event.

Instead of being impeached for gross dereliction of duty, he was branded "a hero," later a "war President," "a decider" and capped off this lunacy by attacking Iraq for weapons of mass destruction they never had, then proclaimed "mission accomplished" anyway. His drunken ways never ceased but sadly for us, no one seemed to notice. To add further irony, the terrorist patsy, Osama bin Laden's family were also close friends and business partners of the Bush's. Bush family ties to Bin Laden

Change we can believe in?
Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro: First President to be selected without proof of citizenship. Ran on the Madison Avenue created sales pitch, Hope & Change, which portrayed him as a God-like icon of global benevolence. Instead of eliminating the Patriot Act as promised, he added more oppressive amendments to it, while creating even more totalitarian legislations that effectively killed The Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Immediately upon seizing the White House, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing, then proceeded to go on a global and domestic killing spree, launching illegal invasions and murderous drone strikes that must have left his predecessors red with envy.

Obama ordered mob-style hits on Muammar Khadafi and Osama Bin Laden, then had the latter's body unceremoniously dumped into the ocean. To this day, there is no way to verify whether it was Bin Laden or not because of this "accidental" burial at sea. In Chicago mob parlance, that's called sleeping with the fishes. On a murderous roll, he also ordered drone strikes on US citizens, bypassing due process under the guise of swift justice for suspected US terrorists. Yet, his most lasting legacy will be as the first President to add more debt onto the country than all former presidents combined at $8 trillion and counting.

Today, given the choice between a Chicago mobster and a Wall Street banker, who do you choose to get behind? The answer is obvious for those with eyes to see the game for what it is. Neither is even remotely acceptable, much less someone to be idolized like a rockstar. Yet, it matters not that both are the same kind of toxic sludge re-packaged and trotted out in different shiny containers. It's just easier for most people to let others control them so support is thrown at someone who promises to make their lives better, even though they know deep down they are being lied to every time. This scheme gives the unempowered a sense of fatalistic hope, for they pray that this time things will be different, which is the very reason they get so easily hooked and enslaved into this Matrix of untruth.

The question though is why does this happen and how did we get to this sorry state? Well, let's start when we're first born. Everything that begins to define what we are starts there and begins the process of categorization which ultimately leads us to opposition later. We are socialized into choosing sides from an early age and loyally sticking with that choice no matter what.

A celebration in mindless worship
Sports is a great example of this frivolous loyalty. A child is encouraged to support the home team, say the Lakers, because, well, everyone else supports them in their sphere of influence and so should the child. So he does without really knowing why beyond that. It is also necessary to hate all other teams that are in opposition to the Lakers, otherwise this paradigm doesn't work. It's all or nothing all the time.

As the child grows older, the line between reality and delusion becomes blurred. The loyal fan now identifies himself with the Lakers by smugly saying to an opposing team's fan, "we won!, we beat your ass!" as if they were themselves on the team and somehow had an influence on the outcome of the game. The mindless fans are oblivious to the simple fact that they have no real relationship to this team, its players, its successes or failures. The point is to get the masses to support many things outside of themselves as a means of achieving personal fulfillment and a sense of belonging, while never looking within for that.

Sad but true: foreign children pay the ultimate
price for American imperialism and ignorance 
This type of thinking is encouraged throughout the educational system as well to shape the views of the student (victim) into fitting into pre-defined categorical boxes, from which they will choose to align with Group A and forever oppose Group B. They will self-identify by religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, political party, country, locality, school attended, profession, income bracket, age, zodiac sign, etc., into infinity.

By the time the student exits the educational programming system matrix, they will have been bagged, tagged and placed into so many different boxes that they will only be able to identify with what they are as opposed to who they really are, thus keeping the people distracted, confused and focused on that which is external to them at all times. This behavior manipulation has been a tremendously effective means for the few to divide and conquer the very many so successfully for thousands of years.

"By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd." - Civil Servents' Year Book, "The Organizer" January 1934

The walls come tumbling down
As stated above though, that control paradigm has cracked is and beginning to fall apart. Getting back to the current election nonsense, more people than ever are deciding to ignore this sham of false democracy in the two (corporate-controlled) party system by not participating in it.

The government propaganda machine constantly reminds us that if we don't vote, we can't complain when things go to shit on their watch because we didn't choose the other less worthless guy or gal who may or may not have mucked things up less for us. In truth, that's no choice at all and is akin to giving you the choice of firing squad or guillotine. Either way, the result is the same: you're dead!

It's important to understand that the present and hopelessly broken system in place now cannot be fixed by any new and improved President or leader as it is a merry-go-round operated by the very same entities that have run the political amusement park since the beginning. In order to see what's really been going around, we must change perspective by getting off this circular horsey ride and leaving the amusement park altogether.
When those at the bottom of the pyramid choose to no longer prop up the very few at the top and walk away, the pyramid collapses and the few lose all illusory power they previously hypnotized the many into believing they held.
Step out from underneath the pyramid and it falls to rubble
When this occurs, a new paradigm, not a new pyramid, is ushered in. The old pyramid system is one where the very many are enslaved by the very few through the illusion of upper vs. lower class opposition. The new paradigm is not class-based at all and is devoid of opposition. It does not require a hierarchy that divides those at the bottom from those at the top. Rather, it moves laterally instead of vertically and no one is crushed under foot. It is not however a socialist system, but a capitalist one.

I know you're probably thinking "capitalism is what got us in this mess in the first place and is all about rich vs. middle-class vs. poor!" Actually, it's not at all and you may be surprised to know that we have not lived in a capitalist system for a long time. What has been masquerading as capitalism is a very oppressive system of fascist corporatism, which enriches the very few to the detriment of the very many.

True capitalism supports ingenuity and creative problem solving that enriches the lives of the community to create a world that truly functions on a direct relationship between what a society values and wants as opposed to what they are allowed to have by mega-corps who control that flow solely for its benefit. You can plainly see how this has played out in the marketplace to this day.

Take automobiles for instance, electric and hydrogen-based technology to run them very cleanly, efficiently and cost-effectively have existed since Nikola Tesla invented them over a hundred years ago. Yet the corporate might of the oil and energy cartels destroyed him and have since crushed anyone who dared interfere with their stranglehold on inefficient fossil fuels. They have accomplished this through litigation, special interest lobbies that grease the palms of dirty politicians to pass restrictive legislation that cripples competing innovation or simply buying the companies outright with "offers they can't refuse" then shelving the technologies.
Nikola Tesla created energy to power whole cities and automobiles for free. In
a capitalist society he would be revered, but in a fascist one, he was destroyed

In the new capitalist paradigm, those who innovate, create products and provide services that address the needs of society are justly rewarded. The more energy put out into the world by an individual or company, that same and necessary energy is returned in abundance. One's success or failure will be based solely upon their creative energy output and how it serves the needs of others who would exchange energy for it, whether through money or barter.

This is not to be confused with some idea of a utopian-socialist society where everyone prospers equally. If there are those who choose not to offer anything of creative or needed energy value to their community, there will not be any social welfare-state program safety net to support them. The whole point of true capitalism is to freely allow all to choose their life paths without restraint of governments to hold them back from going after their dreams. This may seem like a harsh reality to exist in when compared to the current system of trickle down economic welfare that is being received by about a half of all Americans, including banks and corporations.

Welfare has always led to lack of motivation
We are now witnessing the aftermath and destruction this has wrought on the country, especially in terms of lacking creative innovation and ingenuity. Why bother when money has been given away for free? (If you'd like more information on this particular topic of economics and money, it was addressed in my last two articles, so feel free to give them a read if you are so inclined.)

That said, in many of our personal lives and relationships, opposition appears to be coming at us constantly to the point we may feel like the recipients of an all guns blazing assault on our psyches. There is a good reason for this so don't think it's only you because it's not.

As we quickly speed towards this new calendar cycle of out with the old, in with the new, many people are feeling very off-balance by this shift in consciousness and are questioning the why of their very existence. A typical lament I'm hearing quite a bit is "I am not happy with my life or job or relationship. I know it's not what I want, but I don't know how to change it. It's so frustrating!" Yes, I know and I feel it too at times.

When the truth begins to emerge, the dense, heavy lies have to be brought to the surface first before it can be cleansed from our systems. This creates a temporary state of chaos as we begin to realize the world we believed to be real was really just an illusion, a sort of playground to stumble through, learn from and then finally master in order to assist us in moving forward when we're ready.

Get off the blame game merry-go-round
However, this is not an easy lesson to accept, especially in this United Nanny States of America where its citizens have been weaned on a philosophy of "when something goes wrong, blame somebody else because I ain't responsible for nuthin.'" Yes, taking full responsibility for oneself is an alien concept to most and that is the greatest obstacle which prevents the many from moving into the higher, lighter vibratory frequencies.

How this has been playing out is as we all collectively experience these uncomfortable shifts, those who are choosing to awaken (if you're reading this, that's you) are willing to take responsibility for themselves by working through the discomfort to elevate their form and consciousness so to speak. Conversely, those who choose not to will instead look for someone to blame for their discomfort and that may very well be you.

Think of it not as yet another burden or attack to defend oneself against and rather as a necessary litmus test to see whether we are indeed learning the lessons about letting go of opposition that seeks to reel us back into its clutches. Someone may rage against and blame you for some suffering they have endured in the past or present, but before responding in opposition to their crazy accusations, remember to step off the blame-game merry-go-round and see things from a non-emotional perspective first. You may find they were just looking for an easy scapegoat to dump their own failings onto because they don't know what else to do about it and taking responsibility for themselves is simply not on the menu.

Time to ascend
The best way to deal with this is simply not to engage it at all and I know this may not be easy at first. You see, they are looking for your opposition to keep the status quo of chaos intact. When you do not partake, they may rage a little while longer in an effort to lure you into their low level emotional attack, but soon their attack loses steam because you are not helping to fuel it. Exhausted, they finally give up or move onto another target.

Philosophically, this is like the rock in the middle of a raging river. It does not attempt to resist the onrushing waters, for that would cause the rock to be blasted helplessly downstream. Instead, it simply sits where it is and allows that tremendous force to flow around and by it with no intention of impeding its progress. You are that rock. Welcome to your evolution.