This is a sober and authoritative appraisal of what is currently the most controversial development in the study of human personality. The authors have spent a combined fifteen years in closely controlled and thoroughly documented research with nonaddictive psychedelic drugs, and most particularly with LSD-25 before it was declared illegal. Avoiding the starry-eyed claims and the fiery denunciations of the pro and con factions, this book sheds much new light on the possibilities and the limitations of these drugs, as well as on the techniques for working with them - Back Cover (via Erowid)
Corruption is everywhere, but nowhere is it so blatant and so deep-seated as in the 5 following industries: Banking, Energy, Agriculture/Biotech, Media, and Healthcare.
Conspicuously missing from this list, of course, is politics.
The reason that politics was not included is because political corruption is very rarely confined to the political arena. It is almost entirely the result of financial lobby and backing, so I decided to focus on the industries behind the issue, rather than the politicians themselves.
Hopefully you will find this article eye-opening, as well as empowering in your effort to affect change today.
1) Banking - Did you know:
All money comes into circulation through an interest-based loan from either the Federal Reserve or another private bank.
As a result, there is more debt than money in our economy. This is not due to irresponsible lending, but is inherent to the mechanics of all fiat currency.
Every time a loan is repaid, interest (wealth) is transferred from the working class to the ownership class. Structural class-ism is therefore built directly into the system. Again, it is not simply a result of greedy people within the system- it is a reality upon which the entire concept of banking is predicated.
The Solution? Credit Unions
at least in the short term. While still technically a fractional-reserve lending system, Credit Unions have one important difference from conventional banks: no shareholders. With conventional banks, a large amount of the revenue generated from the lending programs is paid to the super-ownership class of the bank-owners. They receive interest on money that they aren’t even necessarily lending themselves. They just take it because they can: “our bank, our rules- bitch.”
With credit unions, there are no shareholders. All revenue from loans is payed to members and employees. Again, not perfect, but far better. Personally, I would recommend only keeping as much money in a credit union as you need to meet your day-to-day expenses (a few thousand at most). The rest could be put to better use with more globally harmonious investments.
2) Energy - Did you know:
69.3% of US energy comes from burning fossil fuels . This process releases lead and arsenic into the air and water, and is the number one source of Mercury contamination in the United States .
More than 99% of the world’s cars run on an internal combustion engine, burning either petroleum, or (occasionally) an oil derived from genetically modified soy .
14% of the world’s electricity comes from nuclear fission . We have no way to reintegrate the waste product from this process, ecologically, as it is one the most radiatively toxic substances ever designed. Our current model is to bury it under Yucca Mountain in Nevada and, well, hope that one one ever goes near that god-forsaken place…
Biofuels are made almost entirely from subsidized GMO crops, and still emit carcinogens during combustion.
The Solution: Renewable Electricity.
This is the only known ecologically harmonious option for energy. Options to create this include Solar, Wind, Wave, Tidal, and especially Geothermal energy. Using these techniques at our current technological capacity, we could power the entire planet many times over without one calorie coming from fossil fuels or nuclear reactors.
In addition, Nikola Tesla developed a method to generate literally infinite energy anywhere - directly from the electric field of the universe. His discoveries and all replications since have been systematically de-funded, and either confiscated by military intelligence or destroyed through arson. See the movie Thrive. It is top 5 on my all-time list.
As for practical applications today, simply do your best to cut your footprint (not of carbon emissions, but of the non-harmonious energy empire), and fund alternatives as you can personally afford to. Good options are walking, riding your bike, fitting up your house with solar panels (if you own a home), and buying into local, independent, sustainable energy co-ops (if you don’t). This is also one of the good investments I was referring to above.
3) Agriculture/Biotech - Did you know:
US subsidized crops range from 65 to 94% in their use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) - in case there was any doubt that out government was in bed with Monsanto.
GMO’s are organisms whose genes have been spliced with genes from other species to better benefit the business model of the company selling them (most notably, Monsanto). One highly prevalent example is the “Terminator Gene,” which causes the organism to be sterile. This forces the grower to buy new seeds from Monsanto every year, rather than simply replanting the seeds of their harvest as nature intended. I wonder how eating 90% sterilized food might affect the reproductive health of humans. Don’t a lot people have issues with that these days? Oh well - it’s cheaper.
99% of US agriculture is grown with petroleum-based fertilizer . Thought we only used that stuff for cars and plastics, huh? Think again. By buying “conventionally” grown food, you are, in fact, supporting the American War Machine.
99% of Agriculture in the US is grown with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or a cocktail of the three . These are toxic chemicals designed to kill organisms outside the intended monoculture. The only reason the crop itself can survive these sprayings is because they have been genetically modified to withstand them. Monsanto’s “Roundup-Ready Gene,” for example, allows crops to tolerate ordinarily toxic levels of the patented poison (and it is a poison). The problem with this process is that it delivers food which may appear healthy, yet is likely to be carrying significant levels of toxins within it.
The Solution: Follow this formula:
Whenever possible, grow at your own home with organic (non GMO) seeds. When you can’t grow it yourself, buy local or regional organic. If you can’t buy local or regional organic, you probably don’t need (or want) to be eating it.
4) Media - Did you know:
Almost 100% of the mainstream media is owned by seven companies: Disney, NewsCorp, TimeWarner, CBS, Viacom, NBCUniversal, and Sony. They control everything from movies and television, to all the major newspapers, and even music record labels .
When one company dominates an industry, it is called a monopoly. When a handful of companies cooperatively dominate an industry, it is called a “Cartel.” This is what we have with our mainstream media - an elite group that is cooperatively and covertly controlling everything that comes through our television, radio, newspaper, and theater.
When people say that the mainstream media is “biased toward special interest groups,” it means that the super-elite own all of it, and don’t allow exposure to people who expose their globalist agenda. Consider, for example, why filmmakers such as Peter Joseph and Dylan Avery have never been interviewed on mainstream TV. Their films (Zeitgeist and Loose Change, respectively) are the two most viewed documentaries in the history of the Internet. Their work is systematically blacklisted, however, due to its accurate exposure of the forces at work behind the the media empire, as well as every other industry outlined in this article.
The Solution: Independent Media.
Cancel your subscription to cable (aka the cabal). It’ll save you money and disconnect you from the Propaganda Machine. Get your news and world affairs from Independent sources who are not in the pocket of the financial super-elite. There are some big names in alternative media who are uncovering much more than what can be found among the so-called “mainstream,” as well as hundreds of others you can find on BlogTalkRadio and various blogs. What’s more, don’t get all your information from any one place - diversify and see what truly resonates with you.
For those who want to go the extra mile, start blogging yourself and sharing important information through social media. Do your part to help get the important headlines out there and visible. Your ability to do this is phenomenal. Even if all you do is post a video on your Facebook, you are likely to generate AT LEAST 20 views for an issue that otherwise would not have been there. As more people are waking up to the system and starting to do this every day, I believe very strongly that the Media Empire’s days are numbered.
5) Healthcare - Did you know:
Pharmaceutical companies provide corporate sponsorship (money) for scientific journals, medical school textbooks, and political lobbies. A pro-pharmaceutical bias has been scientifically documented and in the British Medical Journal .
Med students study drugs in almost every quarter of their degree, and take, on average, only one class on nutrition.
There is not a single pharmaceutical drug that actually makes people healthier (pause for cries of indignation). What pharmaceuticals do is mask symptoms (anesthetics), destroy cells indiscriminately (Chemo and other cancer treatment drugs), or introduce small amounts of disease (vaccinations). There is not a single one that actually harmonizes the human body. Say what you want about “having these options in your back pocket,” but recognize that none of them are good for you, and none of them cure disease. Only the human immune system can do that.
The Solution: don’t expect an industry run by pharmaceutical conglomerates to keep you healthy.
Become an expert on your own health. Learn and implement harmonious nutrition, exercise, and hobbies. If you don’t get those 3 figured out for yourself, your health will deteriorate, and the Medical-Pharmaceutical Industry, will not save you. It’s time empower ourselves with understanding.
For more complex health issues, explore alternative approaches that are harmonious with the functioning of the human system. Some awesome options are acupuncture, reiki, and chiropractics. For health consultations and checkups, you are better off with a naturopath or homeopath than a conventional MD. And, finally, if you have a chronic pain condition and feel that you just need some relief in the interim period while you heal, toss the semi-synthetic opiates out the window, and roll yourself a joint. That’s just my two cents.
Conclusion - My hope is that this information will empower you to realize that you can affect change today. Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed and paralyzed; recognize the change that you can make in your life, and begin with one small step. Transfer your money, buy a bike, invest in a solar co-op, cancel your cable, and eat some organic vegetables. Do not underestimate the power behind these actions.
To change the world and free ourselves from these systems, it is going to take a lot of change from everyone on the individual level. But that long road starts with one person taking responsibility for their actions, and just putting one foot in front of the other. Be that person. Change the world.
The Real Monsters are reborn!
Upon getting so much attention for my previous designs, I wanted to redesign the monsters and develop the concept a little more. You’ll notice most of the monsters have subtle alterations and the descriptions have been changed to better reflect my original concepts.
Over the coming weeks I will release more (never seen before) monsters and will also release concept sketches and developmental work for each monster shown here- So stay tuned! (They may also be little animations…)
Disclaimer: The artwork is not at all intended to make light of these conditions but instead is intended to give these intangible mental illnesses some substance and make them appear more beatable as physical entities.
All work (c)Toby Allen 2013
Lancelot was one of the Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian Legend, and King Arthur’s most trusted friend and ally. He was sometimes called “the flower of knights”, because of how immensely handsome he was. He was also known to be charming, and quite pious.
Lancelot is sometimes known as Lancelot of the Lake or Lancelot du Lac. This is because as a child his father, King Ban of Benwick (or Benoic) was driven from his kingdom. While his mother attended to his father’s wounds from their narrow escape, the Lady of the Lake took Lancelot and raised him in her magical kingdom.
As a young man (teenager) Lancelot is sent by the Lady to become a knight in King Arthur's court. He impresses everyone with his largely unmatched fighting skills. Almost immediately, he falls in love with Queen Guinevere (Arthur’s wife).
At first this love is not reciprocated, but at some point the ever-trouble causing Morgan le Fay puts a spell on Lancelot which eventually causes him to confess his feelings for her…rather publicly, too. Soon after, the two begin a love affair, which will end-up destroying the prosperous kingdom of Camelot.
Their affair in fact was riddled with problems, besides the obvious big one. At one point Elaine, daughter of the Fisher King, falls in love with Lancelot, and disguising herself as Queen Guinevere in order to sleep with the famous knight. Later she bore him a song, the famous knight Galahad. When Queen Guinevere hears of this betrayal, she banishes Lancelot to the forest, where he goes quite mad.
He spends two years wandering the forests in a state of madness, until he is found by Elaine. She shows him a glimpse of the Holy Grail through a veil in order to cure him of his madness.
Queen Guinevere, by now, has forgiven him, and takes him back into Camelot, where there affair commences. But, it does not stay secret for long. Many notice their ‘odd’ behavior, and several knights publicly accuse Lancelot of betraying the king. Several tournaments were even held to judge Guinevere’s honor, but Lancelot always won the tournaments, and so their affair was able to continue.
Eventually, Sir Mordred (the incestuously-created bastard child of King Arthur and his half-sister) and his half-brother Sir Agravain, sneak-up on the lovers in Guinevere’s bedchamber. Lancelot is able to escape the castle, and later rescues Guinevere from being burned at the stake a few days later.
As per customs of honor of the time, the two former friends were now at war. But, ultimately King Arthur would loose, due to a betrayal from his own son and nephews, who would overthrow his kingdom while he was away.
After Arthur’s death, Guinevere, acknowledging their affair destroyed Camelot, became a nun. Lancelot said his goodbyes to her, and lived out the rest of his life as a hermit.
Picture Credits: “Lancelot Fighting the Dragons in the Val sans Retour” France, c. 1470. and “Guinevere and Lancelot” -artist Unknown