Oasis Earth In The Infinite Universe And All That Jazz.

Posted November 22, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere it is, 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Many will think about the man, where they were that day, and what would have been different had he lived. Many will wax philosophical, thinking about life and death, and how we are, each one of us, going to die one day.

Some will go back to their earliest memories in childhood, reliving the years that have passed, and wonder about the awesome nature of life. There will be men and women focusing in on their date of birth and coming to the realization that, indeed, there will eventually come to be a personal “date of death”. Considering JFK’s life and death gives one a perfect, somewhat dramatic, example of living and dying that, although all lives are sacred, uniquely zeroes in on life’s brevity.

One could say that every person who has lived and died is a perfect example of life’s brevity. I remember the pastor at my father’s funeral, realizing that I was in a depressed state, saying “we are all terminal”. I also remember the man who worked in the hospital where my mother was dying, who, in the compassionate spirit of the pastor, said “it happens to the best of us”.

There is a concept written in the gnostic texts found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt which describes a person’s lifetime as a “movement and a rest”. Buddhist writings state that an incarnation is “like the dew on a blade of grass”, I suppose referring to the contrast between the number of years one lives and the eternal, forever nature of the soul – the soul being our essential, true self that never ceases to exist.

I recently re-viewed the awesome short documentary film, The Overview Effect, (posted on this site’s homepage) and was reminded of that film’s great ability to place a person in the “awe mode”, where there is a movement toward an overwhelming spiritual moment of awareness, whether small or great, of something fabulously special about living on a blue-green ball hanging in infinite space.

Many men and women who have had what is now commonly called the “near-death-experience” have been able to describe having left their bodies and traveled to space, looking at the Earth as the astronauts in The Overview Effect did while in their physical bodies, and feeling the awe. Some traveled further out into the universe, able to view galaxies and star systems hanging there in the infinite universe.

One ponders if all people will travel such a route upon leaving their physical bodies at the time of “death”. Will we all have that experience and then come to know the whos, whats, whens, wheres, and whys – will we arrive/return to our eternal “home” – finally fully understanding the truth about the life we just lived on the planet Earth? Will every person come to experience the reliving of the life just lived, feeling every action ever taken while alive from the perspective of the person(s) they interacted with?

Could it be that the “life review” described by the men and women who have had a near death experience, is what every soul will experience, without exception? Did the souls of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy – all souls – relive their lives to understand it all, everything? So, I travel the spiritual tangent now, perhaps traveling into what is termed the “unknown”.

This is nothing special on my part as every thoughtful man or woman has devoted some time contemplating about life and death issues; there is no escape from considering the reality we all are experiencing. Some have developed such a fear of “death” that even another’s mention of the word results in disapproval, as if mentioning the word is going to bring about some type of negative event.

Taking the time to contemplate one’s death and viewing films or photographs from space are related metaphysical experiences in that the widest view of life, both personal and for humanity and the creation, is perceptible to some extent. The significant value of such ways of perceiving is that a person can focus on what is important, from both a personal and world standpoint.

Let me say that I am just thinking out loud here. All that jazz, here and now listening to jazz music being broadcast from the local university radio station, riffing like a kind of philosophical jazz writer, traveling with words as the jazz musician travels with notes through their instruments. No big deal. Just going on a journey to wherever – to wherever the trail leads.

Perhaps this is what original thought is about. Where a person voluntarily takes a journey of the mind, stopping here and there like a tourist without any itinerary, taking in the scenery, talking with the natives, just moving along to where the journey takes him or her.

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(Herbie Hancock “Watermelon Man” – Thanks to deerfried @ YouTube)

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Who Killed John Fitzgerald Kennedy? Lyndon Baines Johnson, Et Al.

LBJ taking the oath of office
LBJ taking the oath of office (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted November 18, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Young people reading their history books are not learning the truth about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The American people have yet to learn who was behind the murder of JFK in 1963. This post is a humble effort to make people aware of who killed the President of the United States in Dallas, Texas in the year 1963.

So, why is it of any importance to get into an event that is half a century old – getting involved in the “conspiracy theory” school of history? Because the truth exposes how the wealthy and powerful operate in America, and how the most wicked forms of corruption have occurred at the highest levels of American government. Because there may be persons alive who were part of the plan to kill JFK and must face punishment for their crimes.

There is no statute of limitations in murder cases – in the murder of President Kennedy, the murderers have not been identified and apprehended. Assassination files have been sealed and must be made available to the public. Any person still alive with a connection to the killing of JFK, and those who are family or friend of those passed away, needs to become questioned in light of evidence obtained by researchers and investigative journalists since 1963.

History books must supply young people with the reality of events so they can become armed with truth. Armed with truth, the young people will grow older and be able to make good, moral, and ethical decisions. Decisions which would not be made absent the historical truth. Without such knowledge, that JFK was a murder victim in a coup by Lyndon Johnson and others, these young people will have a false perception of reality.

In essence, because young people have a false perception of what happened in 1963, they will be living with lies about their country’s history.

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After 50 years it is time to correct the record and revise the history books to reflect reality.

Let me first say that I have not spent any significant time researching the murder of JFK. This post content was encouraged by listening to the November 16, 2013 edition of Coast to Coast AM, and a discussion between host John Wells and Roger Stone, author of “The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ”. Perhaps because Wells has the perfect deep voice for radio, or that he covers some issues that are not dealt with by mainstream media, I check his programs for interesting conversations.

The November 16 program with Roger Stone turned out to be close to the best, if not the best, program this writer has heard from Mr. Wells. I will transfer my notes taken while listening to the program/interview and suggest every man and woman find it on YouTube. The video in this post is the banned-in-America Part 9 of the series “Men Who Killed Kennedy”, which aired on the History Channel in the United States, without Part 9.

Part 9 became censored in America. It points to LBJ being behind the assassination.

Mr. Stone begins by saying that LBJ was the second most powerful man in America in 1960, and ruthless, greedy, a pathological liar, as corrupt as a person can possibly be – a man who abused and humiliated others in public and a moral psychiatric case. Mr. Stone goes back to 1948 where LBJ “won” his first election campaign by cheating on the vote count, winning by 86 votes and earning the nickname “landslide Lyndon”. Stone asserts that LBJ forced JFK to make him his Vice-Presidential running mate by threatening to publicize JFK’s sexual peccadilloes.

Before 1960 LBJ had gotten into some very serious legal trouble through money corruption and murder. He had become deeply involved with power/wealth politics up to including connections with the mafia, and by 1963 his criminal actions were catching up with him and prison was in the immediate future. As Stone puts it, “The hourglass sand was running out for LBJ”. As a powerful Senator, LBJ had control of “black budget” funding for the CIA, contracts for companies doing business in the military-industrial-complex, and took multi-million dollar “kick-backs” for lucrative defense department contracts.

After 1960, as Vice-President, LBJ still had the contacts and connections he had made while in Congress, contacts with the wealthiest oil-men in Texas, who were furious with JFK over the “oil depletion allowance” as JFK was going to end it and cost many millions of dollars to the oil-men. The oil depletion allowance had become viewed by JFK as a giant giveaway to big oil, and a result of his aim to repeal the allowance led to the great frustration, anger, and hatred of JFK by billionaire Texas oil barons.

The wealthy business owners who hated JFK were not only oil-men. Other men would stand to profit mightily from escalation of the Vietnam War – owners of companies in the military/defense industry – and JFK had made up his mind to remove all American soldiers from Vietnam by 1965. So, besides LBJ’s massive legal issues around two men named Bobby Baker and Billy Sol Estes , which very certainly could result in LBJ’s imprisonment, there were actions of JFK that were costing his (LBJ’s) friends big money from repeal of the oil depletion allowance and cessation of military operations in Vietnam.

Mr. Stone shares some facts about the days before JFK was assassinated and manipulation of the limousine route. LBJ and Texas Governor John Connally (a lifetime friend of LBJ) suggested/pushed for the route of the limousine over objections by the Secret Service, who saw the route as breaking the rules of risk to the president. Originally Connally was scheduled to ride in another vehicle, and after an intense argument between LBJ and JFK, became forced to sit in the front passenger seat of the presidential limo.

Roger Stone then, to my regret as I am a big fan of Bill Moyers, asserts that Mr. Moyers, who was close to LBJ then, managed to make a powerful enough suggestion to remove the protective top of the limousine for the parade route. Stone asserts that Moyers said the president wanted the top off, when in reality no such suggestion or desire by JFK was known. It will be interesting to see if Bill Moyers has any comment on this troubling allegation. I hope there is no truth to what this allegation is saying: that Bill Moyers played an important role in the murder of JFK. Stone alleges Bill Moyers played a part in “spiking” the video in this post, Part 9 of “The Men Who Killed Kennedy“, in the United States.

All the secret service rules became ignored, unusually changed, or greatly altered on that fateful day. Many witnesses were never interrogated by the Warren Commission and files have ended up under seal for many years, unavailable to researchers, investigative journalists, and the American citizens.

Mr. Stone talks about a fellow named Mack Wallace, who became connected to LBJ after college, and was given a job in the Texas Department of Agriculture. A man named Kinzer had become romantically involved with LBJ’s sister, a woman who had become a political liability for LBJ because of her, let us say, less-than-pristine reputation. Mack Wallace murdered Kinzer in a Texas golf club, was convicted in a court of law of the murder, and with the power of LBJ, never served a day in prison.

Then there is Madelaine Brown, LBJ’s mistress since she was 23-years old, who claims in this video that LBJ knew about the assassination, and was the main force to “pull the trigger” on the president’s murder. She claims that LBJ told her the day before the assassination that, “after tomorrow I’ll never have to deal with those SOB’s (John and Robert Kennedy) again. They’ll never embarrass me again.”

Once again, please find the Coast to Coast AM November 16, 2013 program with John Wells and author Roger Stone. I may post it in a future article, but in the meantime let me just say that it is an intense discussion/interview that will probably convince you LBJ was behind the murder of JFK. Other details of Stone’s interview with Wells include Stone’s mention that Kennedy, Johnson, Richard Nixon, and George H. W. Bush were in Dallas that day. G.H.W. Bush has said that he cannot remember where he was on the day JFK was assassinated. Now, every person knows exactly where they were when they heard JFK was killed.

Roger Stone mentions that Richard Nixon, even with his “crook” reputation from the Watergate scandal and Nixon’s resignation, is a “choirboy” compared to the murderous LBJ. Stone tells the C2C audience that he had martinis with Nixon, and that after two martinis and Stone’s questions to Nixon about JFK’s assassination, where he (Nixon) said “you don’t want to know”, “bullshit (Warren Commission)”, and “Texas”.

If JFK had lived he would have ended US involvement in Vietnam, abolished the CIA and covert wars, taken down expenditures on the military-industrial-complex, repealed the oil depletion allowance, strengthened the United Nations’ efforts for world peace, and been a witness, just as all Americans, to the imprisonment of Lyndon Baines Johnson.

After 50 years it is time to put the lies to bed and correct the historical record. From this day forward students of history must know that on November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson and others.

 

Lumumba, Hammarskjold, JFK, King, RFK…

Patrice E. Lumumba; Congo prime minister, prem...
Patrice E. Lumumba; Congo prime minister, premier ministre congolais, kongolesischer Ministerpräsident (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted November 14, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Fifty years ago President John F. Kennedy (JFK) was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Will Americans ever know who was behind the murder, and most importantly, will the American people ever know why JFK’s hopeful voice for humanity was brutally silenced?

Let me get as basic and simple as possible. JFK was killed and silenced because he studied philosophy.

Those of you who have studied philosophy enough to become changed in important ways understand what I am putting forward. For those who have no awareness of being moved through reading philosophical writings let me try to explain. I will first point out that I am not a person who could be considered an academic in the field of philosophy. I took an introductory philosophy course in college, have since read what the average curious man or woman would, and, like the average person, have experienced moments of what could be described as “significant change” in perceptions from philosophical writings.

I remember meeting a fellow from my hometown years later, who I sat with during that introductory class, and him asking “still reading philosophy?”. Since we only coincidentally signed up for the class, and never got into any deep discussions of philosophy or spent any time together as close friends (we were acquaintances), I simply answered, “it’s a life-long thing, philosophy”, and that was that.

I break the rule “never talk about religion or politics” all the time, because there is nothing else that really interests me. But, enough about my average person’s extent of delving into matters philosophical.

JFK, Dag Hammarskjold, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy (RFK) all studied philosophy. I am not certain about Congo’s first democratically elected Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, who was assassinated shortly after he was elected in 1961. One senses that Mr. Lumumba indeed was one who studied philosophy, because, well, he was assassinated. So, you are asking yourself, what is the point? Essentially these five very popular world leaders became personally involved in the war between good and evil.

As mentioned in past posts, Dag Hammarskjold was the second (thought after his death to have been the greatest) secretary-general of the United Nations. I believe that he was intentionally murdered in a plane crash on the way to the Congo to deal with warring and fighting there in 1961. The nation of the Congo is perhaps the wealthiest on Earth with regard to natural resources. Because Mr. Hammarskjold had an undergraduate degree in philosophy, he had decided to do what he could in his secretary-general role to obtain justice in the world, the Congo being that region where his efforts cost him his life.

Dag Hammarskjold was murdered because he was on the side of good in the world.

Patrice Lumumba was the first Prime Minister of newly independent Congo. He tried to do the right things for the people of his nation, things which did not coincide with those who were greatly interested in profits from extraction of the mineral wealth in that region. Because Mr. Lumumba wanted to do what was right and good for the people, it cost him his life in 1961.

JFK became president  in 1960 and witnessed the assassinations of Patrice Lumumba and Dag Hammarskjold, saying of Hammarskjold that he was,”the greatest statesman of our time”. One could say with close to certainty that JFK and Dag Hammarskjold had deep philosophical discussions which focused on creating a better world for all people, the end of war, and coöperation between all nations and peoples on Earth.

JFK was aware of who killed Patrice Lumumba and Dag Hammarskjold, and he opposed those persons with his decision to end involvement in the Vietnam War, at the same time opposing proposed action(s) in resource rich Africa and other continents. Fifty days before his death, JFK met in Washington, D.C. with Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, whose 1963 speech at the United Nations is considered the greatest UN speech ever delivered – deeply philosophical in nature. Talks between JFK and Selassie could have been a cause of concern, intensifying the urgency to remove JFK from power (see Hammarskjold, Lumumba), for those who wanted to profit from the rich natural resources in Africa. Kennedy would have ended “covert wars” which interfered directly with the sovereignty of nations whose lands possessed resources coveted by corporations.

Jesse Ventura points out that, instead of Lyndon Johnson’s (LBJ) first cabinet meeting after JFK’s murder and his assuming the office of president being about the economy, infrastructure, etc., his first meeting was completely focused on Vietnam, and weeks later the USA and LBJ escalated the Vietnam conflict. Over 50,000 American soldiers and millions of Vietnamese people died in the war.

I remember reading a book titled “Deadly Deceits” by Ralph McGehee, who was an intelligence officer in Vietnam whose job was determining “enemy” strength. His analyses continually showed up to 80% of the Vietnamese people behind Ho Chi Minh, while his conclusions were continually ignored by his superiors, despite McGehee’s anguish at the tremendous loss of life in that human tragedy of greatest proportion. McGehee summed up the geopolitical situation on Earth at the end of that book by writing, “multi-national corporations run the world”.

The Vietnam War is now seen by any reasonable person as a profound human catastrophe. Those who gained financially from that war faced opposition by JFK. My guess is that JFK was against killing innocent people anywhere on Earth, including Vietnam and the Congo, and he was going to fight and block what he had learned through his knowledge of philosophy as – evil.

Mr. Ventura points out that no American would have ever seen the infamous Abraham Zapruder film had Jim Garrison, the prosecutor portrayed by Kevin Costner in Oliver Stone’s film “JFK”, not issued a subpoena for his trial.

The attack in 1967, during the Israel-Egypt “Six-Day War”, of the USS Liberty by Israeli defense jets, and the later cover-up by LBJ, leads me to believe LBJ was behind JFK’s assassination. For those not yet familiar with the 1967 USS Liberty incident, Israeli jets attacked the military ship for two hours, killed 34 American servicemen and wounded 170. The attack, which I believe was known about by LBJ as he colluded with military higher-ups in the Israel defense establishment, was carried out with the intent to kill every last person on the USS Liberty – a “false flag” to bring the American people to support involvement of the United States military in the Middle East region in 1967.

Israel called the attack “a mistake”. While the attack was occurring, even though the Israeli jets aimed to cut off the communications ability of the US servicemen, ingenuity of those on board allowed them to contact the nearest navy ship with their SOS and American jets were sent to help. LBJ called those jets back, the “mistake” story never seriously investigated, the survivors swore to secrecy upon threat of court-martial(s), and since 1967 no congressional committee has made any effort to investigate and set the historical record straight.

LBJ was on-board with the attempt to kill over 200 American servicemen on the USS Liberty in 1967, so a claim of him being behind the murder of JFK does not strain credulity. The Israeli attack on the USS Liberty was an unsuccessful “false flag” that every American should know about. Keep in mind that the earlier so-called “Gulf of Tonkin” incident is now commonly known to have been a “false flag” that led to escalation of the Vietnam War. One could assert that LBJ was behind the Gulf of Tonkin false flag incident as well.

I believe JFK and LBJ had profound philosophical differences with regard to foreign and military policy. In the most basic terms JFK and LBJ represent the forces on Earth which every person must wrestle with: the forces of good and evil. JFK worked for the betterment of all mankind, the cessation of war, world peace, and cooperation between all nations. LBJ was about corporate profits with war and killing as an acceptable “business strategy” to carry out delivery of those profits.

JFK was killed in the battle between good and evil on Earth.

Martin Luther King (MLK) was a minister with extensive study in matters of religion and philosophy. He was a leading voice in America against the Vietnam War and once called the United States “the greatest purveyor of violence on Earth”. MLK knew that the actions he was engaged in jeopardized his very life. He understood in the most profound way that “greater love hath no man than this; that one gives up his life for his friends”. Mr. King just wanted to “do God’s will”.

Martin Luther King died fighting the battle between good and evil on Earth.

Robert F. Kennedy was on his way to becoming elected president when he was murdered…

In the war between good and evil on Earth.

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Jesse Ventura is viewed by Americans in varied ways. The fact that he was at one time a wrestler in the fake world of professional wrestling has led to a situation where many discount what he has to say, even before they hear it. My view of Mr. Ventura is that he is perhaps not as well-read in philosophy as Dag Hammarskjold, JFK, Patrice Lumumba, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy, but has received a great amount of “common-sense” philosophy. He seems to have had a father who was concerned enough with Jesse that he conveyed what wisdom he could.

What is admirable about Jesse Ventura is his appreciation of truth and total rejection of those who tell falsehoods and lie to others. My guess is that many men and women admire Jesse Ventura and the increasing number of men and women around the world who are devoted to telling the truth while exposing those who lie.

Let us hope that many more men and women devoted to truth, and fighting the war between good and evil on Earth, step forward and speak out… 

For the good.

(Video source: City & State / YouTube, Jesse Ventura interview with Morgan Pehme)

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Tuesday Afternoon In Eternity.

oneness1July 9, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo

Do you remember the first time you were introduced to the concept of our souls being eternal?

eternal, adj. 1. endless, everlasting, infinite, unending, never-ending, interminable, unceasing, perpetual, ceaseless, permanent. 2. timeless, immortal, deathless, undying, imperishable, indestructible.”

That is the type of moment that is unforgettable. For those men and women old enough it ranks with the moment of hearing that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas, Texas. It is a moment that is high on the list of most memorable, alongside the events of September 11. 2001, for those who are younger.

For me it occurred when reading the fascinating “Conversations With God” three volume series by Neal Donald Walsch. When he was talking to God, whether you believe Walsch did or not, God told him that his soul, and every human being’s soul, is eternal and forever.

During that moment of awareness one is in awe of the life process and everything in this world. One’s way of looking at everything changes because of the unbelievable possibilities which come to our understanding. We look at the dogma and teachings of traditional organized religions which place fear into human beings  through the descriptions of a real place called hell.

Hell is perhaps a place where we live when we are separated from the Creator, from God. Spiritual traditions have come to describe this separation in a number of ways. Could it be that one’s over-reliance on things having to do with ego, concern for self only, results in a hellish type experience? We may look at the conditions on Earth right now and receive confirmation of this.

We are thinking, speaking and acting according to one of two ways of perceiving life. Or one of three ways according to the Bhagavad Gita: The Threefold Nature of Faith. Lucid, passionate, and darkly inert. There is always freewill involved and we decide the thoughts, deeds and actions which we experience.

Traditional Christian belief is that we will decide whether we go to Heaven or hell as a result of our actions in this life. There is only one life to be lived, there is no reincarnation, and the choices we make result in eternal bliss in Heaven or eternal suffering in hell.

Eastern belief is different from Christianity as reincarnation has become accepted as a reality and our actions decide if we will remain on the wheel of birth and rebirth or escape from incarnating in the illusory world on Earth.

Other traditions hold beliefs that are similar but with minor variations. Some hold that there are many paths to God and that, as long as the intentions of men or women are good, all those various paths will lead to God.

The Native American spiritual leader Bear Heart pointed to a path that is all-inclusive. He called that path The Spirit Road. On The Spirit Road there are no Christians, Buddhists, Moslems, Sikhs, Native Americans or anything else. There are simply people who are aware of the oneness of all creation. This includes human beings, animals, plants and all things.

It is difficult to understand how there has been such phenomena as “religious wars”. Such terrible events with the killing of men, women and children in the “name of God” gives one a chilling, dark feeling that is the total opposite of the joy inherent in the experiencing of unconditional love and forgiveness.

“Religious war” is a term that does not make any sense. Every spiritual tradition has taught that it is a sin to kill, it is wrong to do harm to others, that we should forgive our enemies seventy times seven times. Yet we continue to see violence erupt because of spiritual traditions which cannot find a way to come to agree that we are all part of the oneness.

When we learn that our souls are eternal, whether the concept of reincarnation is real or not, there is no fear to announce that unconditional love and forgiveness will truly solve the problems that humanity has created through history. There have been many persecuted and even killed for daring to speak about these spiritual matters. What has become of the souls of these men and women who dared to speak and share the truth they had discovered?

They are here with us. In eternity.

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