Saturday, October 31, 2015
Are we on the verge of finding, or losing America?
By TLB Contributor: Ken LaRiveAs I have moved among my fellow human beings, several elements I have learned from the experience is ultimate truth, and it is found all around the world, and in every culture.... When you display to another person that you truly love them, unless they are mentally damaged or a human deviant, they will respond in like kind. If you truly respect a person, and with love in your heart, promote their finer side, they will, in most every case, do the same to you... Ask yourself, in your own life, how can it be otherwise? A genuine smile in front of a loving heart will pierce another soul. What you give is the seed for the life you will grow, and yet, we must admit that some men will not respond to this... where Love is an alien concept. These men, and throughout all of history, have developed another mindset... the mindset of a reprobate, and they have plagued mankind from time immemorial. Men who have lost their way...
My definition of what it means to be a man is quite simple. It is a person who consciously chooses to accept responsibility for his own actions. Sure, sounds too simple, but this is at the core of every person... Of course this responsibility is self-designed, and different for each individual, but the concept of this duty remains constant, as the universal law of attraction.
Some try to promote what they consider to be good and right, with an amazing goal to be effectively selfless, where personal welfare is secondary to the common good, for family, country, and their God, but not always in that order, of course. This is the ideal of a hero, of honor without laurels, and they have pushed the envelop to the very limit, in war surely. but being a good husband and father too. I call them men of light. Men who are self directed... They believe that if one can find little to die for, there is little to live for.
Others find their moral code, or compass, on their selves, and forsake all empathy and responsibility for their own general welfare. They tend to place little or nothing in this life above immediate personal gratification, and since they can find little, if anything, greater than themselves, they are pulled through life by the many hooks that enslave them. They need direction, a power they trust to follow. There is hope for them, and some will gain a higher consciousness with time, and this powerful Love, I call Agape, can be understood by them in a flash of insight. These are our human brothers, no matter how lost they may find themselves.
What is this Love?Some think that Love is a man-made concept, and an ultimate societal survival tool, and like nothing else, the veritable force that holds our humanity together. Others define Love to be God inspired... But Love, no matter the source, is not profitable in a world that judges value by a black bottom line, and some, who grasp this dark shadow as their own, no longer respond to Love, even denying it exists as they laughingly thwart its positive effects.
In our world, Love is not our guiding force, fear is. Fear is the primary factor, the underlining motivator for every human deed. If an institution can promote fear, and it is unresolved, people will do anything to survive, even living in slavery. This is the fuel for all power and control. And yet, when you find something higher than yourself to fight for, fear dissipates.
A monster.There is another human entity who lives in the folds of our humanity, and they can only be described as monsters. I call them men of shadows, because the are so very good at hiding. In fact, this degenerate race of men not only vie to control the entire world with their evil mindset, but will use our own free will of Love to control us. They will use a mother's love to sell a bogus drug or inoculation, a father's responsibility to protect his family, while stripping them both of freedom and liberty... They will try to control, by subliminal messaging, the minds of our children from a black box in our living room, or through the institution of indoctrination in the guise of education ... And they do far worse: they enslave by debt, and seek to control our very souls by their lascivious media lies. wrathful and vengeful violence as entertainment, and atrocious propaganda and pornography that can reach those we try to protect. In the process of this convolution, from every direction, they win over a portion of our weakest humanity to do their evil bidding, and they mimic the very mindset of their masters. Look around, you will see these zombies everywhere. Mindless, and without a will of their own... they are mostly incapable of an original thought, and so make the perfect slave.
Ethics.One might make the argument that selfless men are more capable of finding joy in their lives, something considered long-lasting. It is stated that this super Love, called agape, can be attained only by a pure self-less spirit, and though unattainable by the fallibility of men, it is his ultimate goal, and reason for being... But who, as a human being, can define themselves by ether of these strict descriptions? All of us are a complex combination of both, depending on life's circumstances, and teachings. The Catholic Ideology of Situation Ethics is, to me, a good description of these selfless/selfish expressions, where we mix up good and bad and right and wrong. Situation Ethics is a worthy study, a method to find strength, conviction, and solace in your life. You don't have to be a Catholic to see this Philosophy, as it is a description of our spiritual and intellectual side, working in conjunction.
In the shadow of monsters?A study of the world of men show that these life-personifications might not be flexible enough to withstand the constant onslaught of a power-structure designed to thrive in a world of ciaos. There is little profit in peace, earnings have no stop if unchecked, and it seems that to battle an all consuming fire, fire must be used. But this would indeed change the righteous man to be a monster too, even as in their heart they know that light will curse the darkness... Men of shadows know that to control a populous, Love will have to be eliminated, and when civilizations are bombed into oblivion, killing their loved ones in the process, only monsters will survive. Men will pick up arms and travel across a continent killing everything in their wake, as we see now in the Middle East, and they are putty in the hands of the monster men of shadows... because they have nothing else to lose. Their lives are masterfully manipulated in the shadows their masters cast...
The tools of our shadow masters...Who, as you stand among your fellow men, have found true solace? Who have found peace and harmony in their hearts? Loved ones get sick and die, years of hard work will vanish from savings in a trend, and we grasp the fearful unknown with blind faith as our eminent death weighs heavy. We hope our faith is the one true faith, and it will insure that we live forever in peace without suffering, and in the process to find this nebulous solace, our mind becomes glaciated, galvanized in fear to believe you have found the ultimate truth... And as time moves fast, we are told that we must make a decision before we die, as after will be too late... and we are told not to waste these waning moments that grow more and more precious with each passing day... And as we see the light in this metaphorical tunnel grow brighter and more vivid in our mind's eye... we become more desperate, more opinionated, less tolerant of other faiths, as we try to quell the fear buried in our hearts... These are but some of the tools that monsters use to control us... One philosopher of antiquity addressed these inhibitors to happiness and Joy, and was Thomas Jefferson's favorite philosopher writer, other than the teachings of Jesus... They called him Epicurus, and he is another worthy study.
Our human breed, and the question of identity..Let us consider the feminist movement, the civil rights movement, The Labor movement, The Skeptical movement, The Tea Party Movement, The Liberty Movement, The Progressive movement, The Libertarian Movement, The Neoconservative Movement, the Communistic Movement, the Socialistic movement, the Anti-globalization Movement, the Anti-nuclear Movement, the Anti-consumerism Movement, the 9/11 Truth Movement, the Arab Spring Movement, the Zionist Movement, the Anti-war Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Consciousness Movement, as they all beg a question: Are they freeing us, giving us Liberty from tyranny? Or are they wrapping our society in a straight-jacket, a cocoon wound tight with intolerant separation and voluntary servitude... To say for instance that Liberty is God given, and yet must be fought for with each generation, inhibits us from ever enjoying true Liberty, as we are in constant war to keep it. If our objective is to find Joy and peace, it indicates we can never relax, never trust, never stop questioning reality. Is there something of a higher order that can help us to cope, to give solace, and strength of purpose? Yes, yes, there is.
Beyond human ken.Men have evolved and developed specific innate characteristics, though mostly denied today, and these distinctions have helped protect him and family in what one may consider a mostly inhospitable world. He found that when he used his spiritual side for hope and strength of purpose, and balanced it with a new-found intellect, they enabled him to be creative and visionary. With these tools he could now look at the world with dreams of his own design, mimicking the creative spirit he saw in God, and this freed him from the enslaving shackles of evil design. He now yearned to find new ways, better ways that would give security, value, and reason to his life, and these creative ideas lit his mind. There are many men of light in the world today making dreams reality, and the reason we are now doubling our store of knowledge every four years.
Promises. Promises...In wonder, and sometimes horror, men willed to harness earth, fire, and water, and in a blink have broken the nucleus of an atom for both good and evil. From spectacular dreams they harnessed power to move mountains, build roads, drill for oil, and advances in medicine and science are growing exponentially, recently cracking the genome code. Banding together for a common cause, men of light are now poised to break the back of disease and negative biological adversities that have plagued us from our very beginnings, and one of the most controversial is genetic modification. Indeed, there is a real danger in these endeavors and on all fronts, as even in the quest for an understanding of this new technology, as some governments and institutions are doing with monsters at the helm, are seeing this knowledge just for the black bottom line, and power, without any consideration of morality. They promise us, over and over again, that they will forge a new age of reason, where mankind will triumph over all sickness, creating life, even conquering our ultimate death. But no matter what promises monsters make, when the time tested duality of spirituality and intellect are progressively being ignored, most often, only his destructive nature will manifest. It is the law of attraction, the universal law of cause and effect, and it can be our salvation, or promote damnation as our ultimate manifest destiny. That is the gift of free will, where responsibility was borne.
The Value of lifeMankind scratches for knowledge; it is hard won. Men of light will formulate a new design, create amazing scientific advances for a specific purpose, like the use of lasers in fighting cancer without surgery, for instance, only to find out the technology can be used in a Star War program. The byproduct of an industry is put in drinking water by a powerful lobby who convinces government to mandate it at a lavish dinner party... and can you imagine what is being wrought by genetics all around the world, controlled by monsters? A new technique of death, for instance, takes many individual inventions, for a completely new application... One, the perfection of visually seeing a child in the womb, along with a new curved syringe that can reach inside of the Fallopian tube, a new sedation for the mother, and a new, quick acting and so called “humane” poison can be administered directly into the heart of a child accurately, in the third trimester. It has been approved for use in New York this month. Is this the creation of men of light?
Are we working together for progress and a common cause, plowing forward for the good of mankind, learning and growing and trying to understand the fundamental elements that give our lives value? Or is morality and our consciousness becoming redundant and obsolete, with soulless decisions being made by morally deficient computer generations composing new avenues of profit without the human fingerprint of ethics? How is giving 3000 abortions a day generating a value for the precious gift we call life? Still, we hope that progress will continue for the overall good of humanity, built by men of vision and their dreams of light... and yet we are horrified when we see otherwise, because it is out of a man of lights comprehension that a person could not hold themselves responsible for what they do, and would not show the least bit of remorse or guilt, as responsible men should feel. I can assure you, they feel justified, as they consider themselves super men, self-chosen to rule all others, and above the moral laws of both God and men.
Real monsters under the bed ...When the light of goodness, righteousness, and Love shines on this evil incarnate, they shrink away into the shadows like the roaches they are. Only in shadow can they exist.
Last year Russia and China sold American debt just before Russia's involvement with Ukraine. Amazingly, a mysterious financial entity of mega proportion, located in a country without a viable government, Belgium, bought them back. This is the workings of monsters, and it was well hidden from you... Read, “The Prince” by Machiavelli. Read it... You are in it. Your true solace lies in the fact that there is a universal law, the law of cause and effect, as what you sow, so too will you reap, and as a great man once said, as he was being betrayed by his friends... “He who lives by the sword will die by it.” And as a responsible person of free will, you have an innate freedom to choose, where love or hate can have a place in you life.
Note* Please look at the movie "Mindwalk". It describes the mindset of men of light.
In the midst of a dying economy, an overwhelming debt designed to enslave our children, a mounting welfare state with a socialistic response, and a rapidly emerging authoritarian government strangling civil liberties, stands the Oath Keepers.
Oath Keepers are a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reservists, National Guardsmen, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who remember their oaths. They swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, with the help of God, and they stand in the way of tyranny.
Their oath was not to government, or any political party, not even the Commander in Chief, but to the Constitution of the United States of America. It is the tradition of the U.S. Military to be apolitical, and now that our constitution is threatened from elements inside of our own government, any unlawful and immoral order must not, and will not be followed. Oath Keepers are the guardians of our Republic, the United States of America.
Principles of Our Republic Oath Keepers Are Sworn to Defend
As defenders of the Republic and guardians of the rights of the people, we affirm the timeless, self-evident truths set forth in our Declaration of Independence, which are at the very heart of our Republic:
1. All men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. People are born with natural rights that come from nature and nature’s God, not from government.
2. To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men. Rights come first, and then comes government, not the other way around. Government is merely the creation of the people. The only legitimate purpose of government is to protect our rights.
3. Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. Governments have no inherent or intrinsic powers – only those granted by the people. When governments claim powers never granted, such government is illegitimate.
4. Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government. When the government violates the people’s rights, it violates its only legitimate purpose and voids the compact by which the people created that government. The people retain the right to decide when that has happened, and retain the right to throw off such oppressive government, just as our forefathers did in the American Revolution.
5. Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. And that is why the American people have continued to try and work within the system despite a relentless, sustained assault on their rights.
6. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism …. Among the abuses and usurpations were: [the national government] “declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever,” erecting “a multitude of New Offices,” and sending “swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance”; Denial of jury trial, with trial instead by admiralty courts (military tribunals); warrantless searches (the writs of assistance); confiscation of property; Imposition of martial law – the suspension of legislatures and the appointment of a general to rule the people, rendering “the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.”
The final spark of Revolution was an attempt to disarm the people
during martial law, which was an act of war against the people.
during martial law, which was an act of war against the people.
The parallels to our time are obvious and ominous.
7. … it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government. Again, the people themselves will determine when that point has been reached. We cannot expect the national government’s own courts to approve of that decision by the people. Every dictator throughout history, be it Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, or Pinochet, twisted and perverted the law and the courts into a weapon against the people. In our own history, every oppressive act of Parliament and the King in the years leading up to the Revolution were upheld by the English courts. But that was not the end of the argument.
The same is true today.
A note from Stewart Rhodes, founder and President of Oath Keepers:
After the Revolution, those principles were again affirmed and made part of our Constitution by the adoption of the Bill of Rights.
When you read the Bill of Rights, remember that each and every one of those amendments was in response to the Founding Generation’s experience with government tyranny, and were intended to prevent such tyranny from happening again. The Bill of Rights thus tracks nearly exactly the causes of Revolution listed in the Declaration of Independence.
In particular, pay close attention to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, which affirm the natural rights and sovereignty of the people, and which provide a guide to constitutional interpretation, as I will further explain in an upcoming post.
Each of you must remind yourself of those hard learned lessons, renew your understanding of the principles of American liberty, and how those principles are reflected in the Constitution and Bill of Rights you swore an oath to defend.
And then you must search your soul and arrive at your own personal line in the sand.
Oath Keepers - "Not on Our Watch!"
Oath Keepers - "Not on Our Watch!"
About Oath Keepers:
Oath Keepers is an association of currently serving military, veterans, and peace officers who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.
Oath Keepers is an association of currently serving military, veterans, and peace officers who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.
Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the President, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.
We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders."
Our motto is “Not on our watch!”
If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.
There is at this time a debate within the ranks of the military regarding their oath. Some mistakenly believe they must follow any order the President issues. But you can rest assured that many others in the military do understand that their loyalty is to the Constitution, and understand what that means.
The mission of Oath Keepers is to vastly increase their numbers. We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops. To win that battle, Oath Keepers will use written and video testimony of active duty military, veterans (especially combat vets), and peace officers to reach, teach, and inspire our brothers in arms in the military and police to fulfill their oaths and stand as guardians of the Republic.
If you are currently in the military, are a veteran, or are a peace officer, please submit your written and/or video testimony on your oath, so you can help us win that battle for hearts and minds. Your submission may be anonymous.
Guardians of the Republic, fulfill your oath. Join us.
Go to http://oath-keepers.blogspot.com/
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The information age has arrived, and with it comes lies and deceit bent on maintaining the status quo. Suddenly we are getting a glimpse of the actual workings of the world, and it is unsettling. We see that for generations a select group of individuals have gained such power that we wonder if in fact we have any freedom or liberty at all. Some dare to suggest that both the right and the left are somehow controlled by this same collective entity, and all of what we see and hear is but an ocular illusion.
The Federal Reserve
A former president of the Bank of England, Sir Josiah Stamp said this:
"The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in inequity and born in sin... Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them but leave them the power to create money, and, with a flick of a pen, they will create enough money to buy it back again... Take this great power away from them, or if you want to continue to be the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit."
Hold on, there would be a price to pay...
Our founders and colonists alike knew first-hand how bankers tended to print too much paper. The first United States Bank was chartered by congress in 1790, and at that time there was only three state banks. Banks were then prohibited by law in most states because settlers remembered well the evil practices of European goldsmith banks.
Goldsmith banks were safe houses for the storing of client's gold. In exchange for this gold deposit customers were issued bank notes. This "paper money" were redeemable in gold. The problem arose when these banks started issuing extra notes not secured by gold. As they printed these notes they themselves became extremely wealthy, and powerful.
This systematic robbery of productive individuals by so called parasitic bankers and their lawyers have gone unabated to this very day. The amount they control is formidable, and all under the management of international conglomerate banking systems working in conjunction. Unchecked and uncontrolled, The Federal Reserve System offers "sweetheart" loans to bank insiders, and provides the foundation for deficit spending and the unbridled growth of the federal debt. They control all interest rates.
Suddenly we are seeing the men behind the curtain of Oz. They are the masters of Europe and America with designs on dominate control of world economics, and those who do not tow their line are systematically destroyed.
"Paper money," said Pelatiah Webster, "polluted the equity of our laws, turned them into engines of oppression, corrupted the justice of our public administration, destroyed the fortunes of thousands who had confidence in it, enervated the trade, husbandry, and manufactures of our country, and went far to destroy the morality of our people."
But what would we replace them with?
If we attempt to displace these powerful institutions there will be a price to pay. So long as they can milk us by interest, war, and institutional control, we will be left alone. Weak, but allowed to watch Saturday football games... Indeed, we are at their mercy, because it we attempt to take them down, they will use their formidable powers to pull the economic rug, and we will implode.
These greedy conglomerate bankers have almost destroyed us several times in our history. You see, a good parasite will only take enough from their host to survive, but at times they have been exceedingly greedy in their suckling, and without stops have almost destroyed us.
Keystone Publishing wrote this:
"According to the Tennessee Laws (1715-1820, vol. II, p. 774), in the 1794 Jay Treaty, the United States agreed to pay 600,000 pounds sterling to King George III, as reparations for the American revolution. The Senate ratified the treaty in secret session and ordered that it not be published. When Benjamin Franklin's grandson published it anyway, the exposure and resulting public uproar so angered the Congress that it passed the Alien and Sedition Acts (1798) so federal judges could prosecute editors and publishers for reporting the truth about the government. Since we had won the Revolutionary War, why would our Senators agree to pay reparations to the loser? And why would they agree to pay 600,000 pounds sterling, eleven years after the war ended? It doesn't make sense, especially in light of Senate's secrecy and later fury over being exposed, unless we assume our Senators had been bribed to serve the British monarchy and betray the American people. That's subversion.
The United States Bank had been opposed by the Jeffersonians from the beginning, but the Federalists (the pro-monarchy party) won out in its establishment. The initial capitalization was $10,000,000 - -- 80% of which would be owned by foreign bankers. Since the bank was authorized to lend up to $20,000,000 (double its paid in capital), it was a profitable deal for both the government and the bankers since they could lend, and collect interest on, $10,000,000 that didn't exist.
However, the European bankers outfoxed the government and by 1796, the government owed the bank $6,200,000 and was forced to sell its shares. (By 1802, our government owned no stock in the United States Bank.)
The sheer power of the banks and their ability to influence representative government by economic manipulation and outright bribery was exposed in 1811,when the people discovered that European banking interests owned 80% of the bank. Congress therefore refused to renew the bank's charter. This led to the withdrawal of $7,000,000 in specie by European investors, which in turn, precipitated an economic recession, and the War of 1812. That's destruction.
There are undoubtedly other examples of the monarchy's efforts to subvert or destroy the United States; some are common knowledge, others remain to be disclosed to the public. For example, David Dodge discovered a book called "2 VA LAW" in the Library of Congress Law Library. According to Dodge, "This is an un-catalogued book in the rare book section that reveals a plan to overthrow the constitutional government by secret agreements engineered by the lawyers. That is one of the reasons why this amendment was ratified by Virginia and the notification was lost in the mail. There is no public record that this book exists. That may sound surprising, but according to The Gazette (5/10/91), "the Library of Congress has 349,402 un-catalogued rare books and 13.9 million un-catalogued rare manuscripts." There may be secrets buried in that mass of documents even more astonishing than a missing Constitutional Amendment."
This missing amendment was brought to light in 1983 by a former Baltimore police investigator Tom Dunn and archival research expert David Dodge. They discovered the library's oldest authentic copy of the Constitution of the United States, printed in 1825.
The "missing" Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows:
"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them."
You be the judge as to why this amendment was omitted...
No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and like the other; or he will honor one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (wealth).- Matt 6:24
Yes, seeing the men behind the curtain is frightful, and no one wants to be a slave. However, be careful what you wish for, it might be granted. If you want to take down our monarchical institution, you had better have something of substance to replace it with. Otherwise there will be abject chaos, and our framework will disintegrate. Indeed, a New World Order will pick up the pieces and build on the ashes that was once America, and these same entities will finally control all of Earth. We may not realize this for quite some time, as we war and hate each other into oblivion, all of it promoted by them. You see, these bankers make money on both destruction and reconstruction...
What can be more important to perceive and possess in this world, even when compared to the blessings of Love and Liberty, but the finding of Truth? No matter what road we take, our guiding light is our profound quest to find and realize Truth. Without it, all meaning, all goals, all intellectual and spiritual pursuits would be futile, and of little value. Those many who have not picked up that quest, have accepted the coerced dominion of masterful men as their own reality. Many philosophers through the eons have described this great loss of Liberty in many ways, but in essence it can be referred to as slavery of the spirit.
Machiavelli, in his book called "The Prince," explains the concept of voluntary servitude. It is a scientific method of instilling a reality in a person and society for complete dominance and control of mind and soul by any means necessary. It is the use of hard won, moral and ethical concepts, and good, bad, right and wrong are wielded any way necessary for their focused pursuits... They would use a mother's love for her child to sell a dangerous product, knowing the ingredients are harmful, and a father to give up his children to promote a concept called democracy, which has never existed since the dawn of men, all for war's corporate profits. They would implement false flags to achieve their purposes, destroy whole civilizations, poison the mind and spirit of innocence... anything at all, because their true god is a black bottom line...
In a world created by them, a lawless and immoral world of lies, Liberty and Truth always remains but a dream. Even the definition of True Love, a precious gift of selflessness, is redesigned as lust... And it is well known by them that the rewriting of history, with the distortion of Truth in the here and now, is what keeps them in power. A dominate and powerful government, with limitless resources, bought and paid for with fiat currency printed out of thin air is hard to understand and resist, as it enslaves us in a debt that can never be paid... As they promote a common mindset of weakness and lack of value, they replace self-responsibility with dependence, increment by increment...
Of all of the profound moments in our lives... the birth of a child, the death of a parent, the waste and horrors of war, even contemplating our place under God's great umbrella... all conscious realization of life's profound experiences come from our ability to see it truthfully. What can be more horrible for humanity but to be slaves, of body, mind and spirit?
Alfred Tennyson wrote, “But what am I? An infant crying in the night? An infant crying for the light? And with no language but a cry!” And what is Tennyson referring to here but the light of Truth? And when Henry David Thoreau wrote that "Most men live their lives in quiet desperation and go to their graves with the song still in them." Can we not contemplate the true reason? Was it the lack of truth, or the failing of the person to seek it?
We are charged with responsibility from birth to death, as we are both intellectual and spiritual by nature. The responsibility for finding it is entirely ours, and though truth can indeed be considered a survival technique, we put our complete trust in institutions and individuals they lobby into office, without the truth of what they represent, and who they actually are. We trust without seeking Truth, and we do it over and over again.
Some say they are waiting for death for an ultimate realization of truth, while others depend on human interpretations to embrace as their own. They let the words of others flow from their mouths as original thoughts, and few understand that we alone are accountable for finding it... What value, what importance can be placed on an element such as this, the ultimate axiom of every life? Truth is of singular and primary value, ultimate, definitive, and inspiring. Without it we can never make a viable decision, and will be manipulated and coerced to the very last day.
Growth is rewriting over past understandings, draft upon draft, to the very core of our reality... And we must, at some point in our quest, admit that the Truth we held so dear and profound when we were young, is redesigned again and again with further life experience. We grow to realize that many of the truths we held in our hearts and minds were wrought by worldly experiences only to that point. Truth we once held are now seen and understood to be lacking validity, as we further develop. The reason for this is simple, as in that particular instance, that very point in our lives, we had not yet found ultimate truth.. Let me explain:
Truth lies at the very epicenter of our minds and hearts to be realized, one of intellect and one of spirit, like two metaphorical lenses focusing on the future. It is well- hidden under countless layers of manmade hyperbole, myopic and narrow justifications taught to have legitimacy, and it has caused much unhappiness, confusion, with spurious and convoluted realities in our mind's eye. Truth, at times, cannot be realized or understood, hiding in what might be considered plain sight... It is no simple matter to realize, and it takes effort...
Truth is well-hidden in the folds of what we perceive as reality, underneath the smoke and mirrors of our education and the curtains set before our eyes by many teachers. Some tried to instill their thoughts into our psyche with Loving hearts, some out of ignorance, and some for selfishness, but all of it, to the very last, was designed to control our thoughts, emotions, opinions, belief systems, judgments, and to become a viable part of a particular society, or aspect, one way or the other... And yet, without truth, all of these words have little or no meaning, as extensions of these ideals are honor, justice, principle, moral code or compass, law and many more... all of whom could not manifest itself without Truth.
It is the last element to be found at the very core of who we are and what we can eventually become, and yet few know of this most amazing concept, that finding Truth is our ultimate goal. The greatest of all gifts, even surpassing Love and Liberty, is the gift of free will, and it is the only tool we have to find true Liberty and emancipation from the shackles that bind us to worldly powers. Indeed, Truth is our guiding light.
There has to be something laudable, something worthy of our precious lives and endeavors, something to work for greater then ourselves, and this is the idea that there is indeed an ultimate truth, and this truth is ours to find. Also called a universal truth, and it is a core element of each person's soul, and it is so pure, so elemental, so fundamental, it cannot be broken down, divided, or denied. That is the primary goal of a singular life of value, and though some might call it the golden mean, purely mathematical, and others God inspired, truth is the core essence of humanity in every aspect.
That is the manifest destiny of all men, whether they have come to realize it or not... and of all of the manufactured exaggerations designed to divide and separate us for power and control, this is the one singularity that is universal and uniting for all humanity... Truth. With Truth, everything is possible, and any entity, corporation, or institution that intentionally hides it, distorts it, manipulates it for their own selfish designs, are enemies of humanity, and should be abolished. No enemy should be more revolted and feared, as denying Truth is the bane of all that is good on this green Earth.
When men seek truth above all, Liberty will be theirs. It is our reason for being. Trust no one with your life, and the direction of your immortal soul will belong to you alone, so do your own homework. That is your responsibility, and once you take up this standard, and pledge it from both mind and heart, truth will set you free.
Author's note: This following two paragraphs are taken from a book of my poems compiled in 1999, not published. It explains the metaphor comparison of a diamond to a human soul. A diamond is so abundant and virtually worthless without the controlling hand of men, and our souls are worthless without truth to light its way.
"Sometimes it is the most simple that seems the most beautiful to the mind of men. Our spiritual side is the most artful side, and filled with all of the wonder and speculation this life can offer. Tempered by awesome and unknown powers, and from a source buried deep inside, it is carried by God's likeness, a vessel called soul. It was given to all men as a gift of hope, and though it is sometimes considered by philosophers to be the fundamental core of men, who can deny it is profoundly beautiful and precious... and yet, so very misunderstood.
To attempt to understand, it seems we must hold the concept up to our mind's eye, in metaphor. As a lens, our soul is like an uncut diamond, pure, perfect, and unrealized. Our reason for being, our purpose, our meaning of life, is to learn truth. When we do so, even the smallest of instances, a facet is cleaved on the face of our soul, and the light of Truth illuminates and clarifies. If what is realized from the experience is righteousness, then the facet is a clear window where the light of new profound questions and ideas take form. You see, every question we ask of this life is answered in like kind, as the law of cause and effect, and what you sow so too will you reap. This is the universal law of attraction, and an ultimate Truth. If revenge, wrath, hatred, bitterness, anger or any form of negativity is the motivation for the questions you ask this life, you will get that in like kind. It will cloud your soul like the carbon inclusions found in an earthly diamond, and value will be diminished with its inability to absorb light. . And then, as this truth becomes realized, you will move in the world of men emphatically knowing that what you are is what you think you are, after all."