Trump’s Frightening United Nations Speech.

By Jerry Alatalo

fter the United Nations General Assembly speech by Donald Trump left most people around the Earth who heard or read it shaken, the legitimately strong response has overwhelmingly been critical. Perhaps the greatest reactions came from his use of four words, “totally destroy North Korea” – and understandably so, because a world leader threatening destruction of an entire nation of people at the United Nations is an unprecedented first.

If one places the status of the United Nations in the same category of “major human groupings” as that of a church, let’s say a Christian church since Mr. Trump is a self-professed Christian, the U.N. could be perceived as a secular church – of diplomacy, with its highest organizational goal being preservation of peace at the worldly or planetary level. One could argue that the U.N. is not any type of church in the traditional sense, but perhaps there is a relationship, as according to Mr. Trump’s religion Jesus Christ is seen as “The Prince of Peace”.

One would logically assume that Mr. Trump as an admitted Christian would practice the teachings of peace as spoken by Jesus Christ, and that his strong faith would not allow him to become spiritually throttled, constrained or subject to alteration when speaking in a secular, worldly setting. So, after it became clear Mr. Trump threatened a number of nations around the world with military action – in other words war … the total opposite of peace – one wonders exactly how strong that professed Christian faith measures, or, if it ever existed at all.

One might examine what Mr. Trump spoke about in the speech for help in assessing the measure of spiritual faith in what many perceive as the human being holding the most powerful position on Earth.

“We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government, but we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties, to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.”

Mr. Trump (or his speech writers) makes the just case for diversity, then adds what might be seen as the “fine print” people equate with legal documents: “…respect the interests of their own people”. That provision takes “Responsibility to Protect” to a whole new level. Could Mr. Trump be suggesting here that he plans on taking military action against any nation he deems is not respecting the interests of their own people? If so, such a legal maneuver or manipulation is attempting to write one’s own new legislation, rigging the jury, all for an exclusive agenda, by expanding the boundaries of international law.

“We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife.”

That statement is self-evident; everyone wants harmony and friendship, not war. Why did Mr. Trump and/or his speech writers feel it necessary to state the obvious here? Perhaps it’s a marketing slogan like “new and improved”, or the “new, more peaceful, fantastic United States of America”?

“And just as the founders of this body intended, we must work together and confront together those who threatens us with chaos, turmoil, and terror.”

Here, Mr. Trump chose not to share names, specifics and/or facts spelling out what “chaos, turmoil, and terror” entails, despite suggesting with vagueness dark forces on Earth who must become confronted. In other words, he’s suggesting escalation of war has become now necessary.

“No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”

People will look at what self-professed Christian Donald Trump said about totally destroying North Korea, but Jesus may have allowed another available option such as taking a shot at peace, or loving your enemy, or some action short of killing millions of innocent people uninterested in global power games gone insane.

“We face this decision not only in North Korea; it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.”

Mr. Trump failed to share credible quotes which prove his allegation Iranians speak openly of mass murder, nor those he asserts call for “ruin for many leaders and nations in this room”. If Iran had planned and staged a violent coup against President Harry Truman in 1953, armed Canada with weapons – including the same chemical weapons used in the Iraq-Iran War – to kill millions of Americans in a brutal, multi-year Canada-U.S. war, or financially and economically sanctioned America … the American people might, understandably, be shouting “death to Iran” in their streets, as well.

“This wealth, which rightly belongs to Iran’s people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, fuel Yemen’s civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East. We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it. Believe me.”

As most of the world’s nations strongly approve of the P5+1 / Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and want to keep it intact, Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu are positioning their respective nations America and Israel into greater global isolation, which might be construed as a form of disrespect for the interests of their own people.

“It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction. It is time for the regime to free all Americans and citizens of other nations that they have unjustly detained. Above all, Iran’s government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people, and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors.”

Most serious Middle East observers and analysts would disagree with Mr. Trump and assert Iran is not a state-sponsor of terrorism but the opposite, as Iran is on the front lines in the war against ISIS, Al Nusra and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.

“The Iranian regime’s support for terror is in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbors to fight terrorism and halt its finance, and in Saudi Arabia early last year, I was greatly honored to address the leaders of more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations. We agreed that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and the Islamic extremism that inspires them.”

The same serious analysts felt shocked upon seeing Donald Trump and members of his administration “sword dancing” in Saudi Arabia, when it’s become widely known (but unspoken) in Western circles that Saudi Arabia is the premier state-sponsor of terrorism in the world.

“As a responsible neighbor and friend, we and all others have a goal — that goal is to help them regain their freedom, recover their country, and restore their democracy. I would like to thank leaders in this room for condemning the regime and providing vital support to the Venezuelan people. The United States has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable. We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people.”

Well before the greatest false flag criminal deception of the 21st century took place on September 11, 2001, extensive planning was carried out, with the intention of engineering America’s “new Pearl Harbor” and manipulating the minds of the people of America, Britain and other nations into initiating what has become a 16-year, massively criminal war on terror. General Wesley Clark’s now famous talks describing “We’re going to invade seven countries in five years…” weren’t prophetic but simply provided facts which tragic events in the past 16 years since 9/11 illustrate were true.

The truth about 9/11 and the plan to invade seven nations are now near common knowledge after people around the world researched the facts on the internet. By failing to do the right thing – holding a new investigation of 9/11, and bringing the criminals behind the false flag to face justice – the U.S. Congress’ and American reputation along with it have suffered. The only chance for restoring America’s wounded reputation in the world is by dealing with 9/11 honestly, with a real investigation, plus sincerely apologizing to the millions harmed from wars of aggression, illegally pursued after September 11, and continuing to this day.

“In remembering the great victory that led to this body’s founding, we must never forget that those heroes who fought against evil, also fought for the nations that they love. Patriotism led the Poles to die to save Poland, the French to fight for a free France, and the Brits to stand strong for Britain. Today, if we do not invest ourselves, our hearts, our minds, and our nations, if we will not build strong families, safe communities, and healthy societies for ourselves, no one can do it for us.”

With enough reading between the lines, people might see Donald Trump is suggesting initiating, calling for the launch of, world war.

“This is the ancient wish of every people and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul. So let this be our mission, and let this be our message to the world. We will fight together, sacrifice together, and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity, and for the almighty God who made us all. Thank you, God bless you, God bless the nations of the world, and God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much.”

Think deeply about Donald Trump’s placement of “fight together” in the same sentence as “together for peace”. People around the Earth hold, and have always held, all forms of spiritual beliefs. Most traditions share a faith or belief in a higher power, or more commonly termed God, Creator, Allah, Krishna, Brahman, Great Spirit, and so on.

“All the philosophers of the world who had a religion have said in all ages: ‘There is a God, and one must be just.’ That, then, is the universal religion established in all ages and throughout mankind. The point in which they all agree is therefore true, and the systems through which they differ therefore false.”

– VOLTAIRE (1694-1778)

Jesus advocated peace, and so Christians refer to him as the “Prince of Peace”. War is the antithesis of peace, therefore war is anti-peace. Extending the logic further yet, therefore war is anti-Christ. People can decide for themselves the nature of the implied message presented in this paragraph.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter recently wrote an article sharing his thoughts about the situation on the Korea Peninsula.

“The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has probably eliminated any chance of good faith peace talks between the United States and North Korea. In addition to restraining the warlike rhetoric, our leaders need to encourage talks between North Korea and other countries, especially China and Russia. The recent UN Security Council unanimous vote for new sanctions suggests that these countries could help. In all cases, a nuclear exchange must be avoided. All parties must assure North Koreans they we will forego any military action against them if North Korea remains peaceful.”

“I have visited North Korea three times, and have spent more than 20 hours in discussions with their political leaders regarding important issues that affect U.S.-DPRK relations.”

“In June 1994, I met with Kim Il Sung in a time of crisis, when he agreed to put all their nuclear programs under strict supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to seek mutual agreement with the United States on a permanent peace treaty, to have summit talks with the president of South Korea, to expedite the recovery of the remains of American service personnel buried in his country, and to take other steps to ease tension on the peninsula. Kim Il Sung died shortly after my visit, and his successor, Kim Jong Il, notified me and leaders in Washington that he would honor the promises made by his father. These obligations were later confirmed officially in negotiations in Geneva by Robert Gallucci and other representatives of the Clinton administration.”

“I returned to Pyongyang in August 2010, at the invitation of North Korean leaders, to bring home Aijalon Gomes, an American who had been detained there. My last visit to North Korea was in May 2011 when I led a delegation of Elders (former presidents of Ireland and Finland and former prime minister of Norway) to assure the delivery of donated food directly to needy people.”

“During all these visits, the North Koreans emphasized that they wanted peaceful relations with the United States and their neighbors, but were convinced that we planned a preemptive military strike against their country. They wanted a peace treaty (especially with America) to replace the ceasefire agreement that had existed since the end of the Korean War in 1953, and to end the economic sanctions that had been very damaging to them during that long interim period. They have made it clear to me and others that their first priority is to assure that their military capability is capable of destroying a large part of Seoul and of responding strongly in other ways to any American attack. The influence of China in Pyongyang seems to be greatly reduced since Kim Jong Un became the North Korean leader in December 2011.”

“A commitment to peace by the United States and North Korea is crucial. When this confrontational crisis is ended, the United States should be prepared to consummate a permanent treaty to replace the ceasefire of 1953. The United States should make this clear, to North Koreans and to our allies.”

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The highly-respected organization “Veterans for Peace” wrote a letter addressed to Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, conveying their common sense ideas for dealing with the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Dear President Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un,

You have both made your point.The world has seen that neither of you will back down before the threats of the other. For the sake of the world’s people, it is now time for good faith negotiations.

President Trump, you have engaged in reckless rhetoric and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea with “fire and fury like world has never seen.” We can tell you right now that you do not speak for millions of veterans in this country. We know firsthand the horrors of war, and we don’t want to see them again, not even from a distance.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, your threats to target Guam and the United States with nuclear weapons are deeply disturbing. We understand that you must defend your nation from threats of U.S. intervention. However, your words and actions, like President Trump’s, are causing a very unstable and dangerous situation.

You both have shown the other, and the world, that you have the capability of causing calamitous destruction in a distant country. You have also shown that through the strategy of “deterrence,” which holds millions of people hostage to the threat of nuclear war, you have so far been able to fend off an attack by the other.

The point has been made. Now is the time to start backing off.

It is time for each side to clearly state its conditions for negotiations. Not conditions that are deliberately designed to be impossible for the other side to accept. But conditions that are “negotiable.” There should be no unilateral “pre-conditions” for talks to begin. The people of the world are demanding peace.

The name-calling and bluffing game must stop, before someone, somewhere, makes a tragic mistake, a mistake that could never be undone. Millions of people would die a horrible death, not only in Korea, the U.S. and Japan, but also in Okinawa, Guam, China, Russia – and who knows where else.

Millions of lives are in the balance, as is the future of the human species. For the sake of our mutual survival, it is time for diplomacy. It is time to negotiate. It is time for peace. As veterans of too many wars, we beg you to start talking now.

Please let us know if we might be of assistance. We will help in any way we can.

Peace for All Koreans! Peace for All the People of the World!

Most sincerely,

Veterans For Peace

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U.S. Tyranny Of Secrecy, Or A Greater Perfection?

By Jerry Alatalo

he focus of this article is to illustrate a sharp contrast between two worldviews – one which exists at present in 2017, most forcefully in America – and that proposed by one of India’s most revered political and spiritual leaders Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950).

Perhaps afterward, men and women will understand a clear choice between these worldviews reveals the potential of changing conditions for humanity on Earth in profoundly positive ways.

(Update – September 2, 2017: The YouTube video below featuring a shocking presentation by former CIA official Kevin Shipp has surpassed 700,000 views, an amazing increase of 412,000 global views in just 72 hours )

Sri Aurobindo wrote and transmitted the following after receiving a request for a message on the day of his 78th birth anniversary being celebrated in New York on August 15, 1949. Remarkably and coincidentally India, along with Pakistan, achieved independence from the British on August 15, 1947. Sri Aurobindo wrote this message shortly after passage through the United States Congress of the National Security Act of 1947, which resulted in establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Whether there was a direct connection between India and Pakistan gaining independence and the push to create the CIA is uncertain, but the historical timing and proximity of the two major world-consequence events leads one to lean towards an explanation that the CIA came to exist in large part as a reaction to those two nations’ becoming independent.

What transpired in 1947 in India, Pakistan and the United States became that era’s foundation-building for later years and history, along with having a direct influence on the process of human evolution up until today. In similar fashion, the choices humanity makes in 2017 creates the foundation and joined consequences of national and international relations for future generations, making the grave nature of choosing wisely fully apparent.

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Sri Aurobindo – August 11, 1949

“I have been asked to send on this occasion of the fifteenth August a message to the West, but what I have to say might be delivered equally as a message to the East. It has been customary to dwell on the division and difference between these two sections of the human family and even oppose them to each other; but, for my­self I would rather be disposed to dwell on oneness and unity than on division and difference.

“East and West have the same human nature, a common human destiny, the same aspiration after a greater perfection, the same seeking after something higher than itself, something towards which inwardly and even outwardly we move. There has been a tendency in some minds to dwell on the spirituality or mysticism of the East and the materialism of the West; but the West has had no less than the East its spiritual seekings and, though not in such profusion, its saints and sages and mystics, the East has had its materialistic tendencies, its material splendours, its similar or identical dealings with life and matter and the world in which we live.

“East and West have always met and mixed more or less closely, they have powerfully influenced each other and at the present day are under an increasing compulsion of nature and fate to do so more than ever before.

“There is a common hope, a common destiny, both spiritual and material, for which both are needed as co-workers. It is no longer towards division and difference that we should turn our minds, but on unity, union, even oneness necessary for the pursuit and realisation of a common ideal, the destined goal, the fulfilment towards which nature in her beginning obscurely set out and must in an increasing light of knowledge replacing her first ignorance constantly persevere.

“But what shall be that ideal and that goal? That depends on our conception of the realities of life and the supreme reality.

“Here we have to take into account that there has been not any absolute difference but an increasing divergence between the tendencies of the East and the West. The highest truth is truth of the spirit; a spirit supreme above the world and yet imma­nent in the world and in all that exists, sustaining and leading all towards whatever is the aim and goal and the fulfilment of nature since her obscure inconscient beginnings through the growth of consciousness is the one aspect of existence which gives a clue to the secret of our being and a meaning to the world.

“The East has always and increasingly put the highest emphasis on the supreme truth of the spirit; it has, even in its extreme philosophies, put the world away as an illusion and regarded the spirit as the sole reality. The West has concentrated more and more increasingly on the world, on the dealings of mind and life with our material existence, on our mastery over it, on the perfection of mind and life and some fulfilment of the human being here: latterly this has gone so far as the denial of the spirit and even the enthronement of matter as the sole reality.

“Spiritual perfection as the sole ideal on one side, on the other, the perfectibility of the race, the perfect society, a perfect development of the human mind and life and man’s material existence have become the largest dream of the future. Yet both are truths and can be regarded as part of the intention of the spirit in world-nature; they are not incompatible with each other: rather their divergence has to be healed and both have to be included and reconciled in our view of the future.

“The science of the West has discovered evolution as the secret of life and its process in this material world; but it has laid more stress on the growth of form and species than on the growth of consciousness: even, consciousness has been regarded as an incident and not the whole secret of the meaning of the evolution.

“An evolution has been admitted by certain minds in the East, certain philosophies and scriptures, but there its sense has been the growth of the soul through developing or successive forms and many lives of the individual to its own highest reality.

“For if there is a conscious being in the form, that being can hardly be a temporary phenomenon of consciousness; it must be a soul fulfilling itself and this fulfilment can only take place if there is a return of the soul to earth in many successive lives, in many successive bodies. The process of evolution has been the development from and in inconscient matter of a subconscient and then a conscious life, of conscious mind first in animal life and then fully in conscious and thinking man, the highest present achievement of evolutionary nature.

“The achievement of mental being is at present her highest and tends to be regarded as her final work; but it is possible to conceive a still further step of the evolution: nature may have in view beyond the imperfect mind of man a consciousness that passes out of the mind’s ignorance and possesses truth as its inherent right and nature. There is a truth-consciousness as it is called in the Veda, a Supermind, as I have termed it, possessing knowledge, not having to seek after it and constantly miss it.

“In one of the Upanishads a being of knowledge is stated to be the next step above the mental being; into that the soul has to rise and through it to attain the perfect bliss of spiritual existence. If that could be achieved as the next evolutionary step of nature here, then she would be fulfilled and we could conceive of the perfection of life even here, its attainment of a full spiritual living even in this body or it may be in a perfected body.

“We could even speak of a divine life on earth; our human dream of perfectibility would be accomplished and at the same time the aspiration to a heaven on earth common to several religions and spiritual seers and thinkers.

“The ascent of the human soul to the supreme Spirit is that soul’s highest aim and necessity, for that is the supreme reality; but there can be too the descent of the spirit and its powers into the world and that would justify the existence of the material world also, give a meaning, a divine purpose to the creation and solve its riddle.

“East and West could be reconciled in the pursuit of the highest and largest ideal. Spirit embrace matter and matter find its own true reality, and the hidden reality in all things in the spirit.”

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Recently, former CIA counter-terrorism expert Kevin Shipp gave what could only be described as a jaw-dropping, extremely distressing presentation on the history and current operative state of America’s “shadow government”. Since posted at his colleague and fellow social activist Dane Wigington’s YouTube channel on August 23, 2017, Mr. Shipp’s presentation has compiled views by 288,672 (at the time of this writing on August 31) men and women around the Earth.

During the 1-hour and 7-minute, fast paced presentation, Mr. Shipp brings forward an astounding number of shocking facts of which a large majority of Americans, along with citizens in nations around the world, are (thus far) unfortunately unaware. It is difficult after seeing and hearing what he shows and states – perhaps an impossibility – to reach any conclusion otherwise than the facts/information revealed are of utmost importance, thus necessitating from a moral perspective the widest dissemination.

Without going into any analyses of the excruciating points covered in Mr. Shipp’s devastatingly powerful talk, or repeating the many facts and details he conveys, suffice to say the profoundly serious implications are painfully and clearly self-evident for any rational man or woman who takes in the information. Contrasting the worldview of those who have been or are now involved in America’s shadow government and/or deep state – what Kevin Shipp accurately terms a “Tyranny of Secrecy” – to the worldview put forth by India’s spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo in 1949 results in one’s recognizing an ever-present, challenging and often difficult situation for humanity – of choosing as wisely as possible the historical path forward.

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Up until 1910 in early national struggles for helping his native India to achieve independence, Sri Aurobindo was an active participant in political affairs and efforts toward that precise end. He became sentenced to a prison term by British authorities, and it was in prison where he experienced personal, mystical events resulting in his turning from political to spiritual matters for the remaining 40 years of his life. He wrote the following during time spent in early efforts focused on India’s attainment of national sovereignty:

“For in truth, as our old thinkers used always to insist, the whole universe stands; truth is the root and condition of life and to believe in a lie, to live a lie, is to deliver oneself to disease and death. The belief that a subject nation can acquiesce in subjection and yet make true and vital progress, growing to strength in its chains. is a lie”.

He turned from political matters in 1910, 37 years before India became a free nation, moving on toward many years of spiritual studies and prolific levels of philosophical writing, until his passing in 1950 at the age of 79. In one of his many and voluminous writings he touched upon the necessity for any spiritual seeker to develop sincerity:

“That is why we must insist so much on sincerity in the yoga – and that means to have all the being consciously turned toward the one truth, the one divine. But that for human nature is one of the most difficult of tasks, much more difficult than a rigid asceticism or a fervent piety. Religion itself does not give this complete harmonized sincerity – it is only the psychic being and the one-souled spiritual aspiration that can give it”.

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One can only imagine what Sri Aurobindo would say were he alive now in 2017, and in particular after assessing the current state of human affairs as described by Kevin Shipp and others. Of course such a wish represents something outside the realm of possibility, yet his books are available, providing valuable philosophical and spiritual insights and guidance.

Sri Aurobindo would advise this generation in 2017 to make wise evolutionary decisions.

(Thank you to Dane Wigington at YouTube)

Glen Campbell: 1936-2017

merican music legend Glen Campbell has passed away from complications associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 81.

In his over 50-year career as singer and guitarist, including learning to play the bagpipe for on-stage performances, Glen Campbell provided an almost endless compilation of memorable moments.

The 1969 collaboration – during the massively destructive Vietnam War – with fellow American music legend Stevie Wonder in performing the Bob Dylan classic “Blowing in the Wind” still resonates today after 48 years. Glen Campbell in 1969 at age 33 was in his prime physical condition.

The message of songwriter and Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, delivered with utmost passion by Glen Campbell and Stevie Wonder in the following performance, is a message which remains always relevant no matter the artist. True artists through their works reach places beyond space and time … beyond life and death on Earth.

Glen Campbell was a true artist.

(Thank you to Bluebird Guitar at YouTube)