Guns and Money in the USA

In the USA, the mass shootings continue amidst all the other ongoing gun crime. Meanwhile, there’s the familiar deadlocked paralysis regarding any significant progress towards effective gun control legislation. Not only is there disagreement and conflict between the Federal administration and individual states, but also among the governments of different states. If you wanted to set up a situation of deadlocked political paralysis, you couldn’t do much better than this.

How has it come about? It’s happening because ‘ambivalence rules’. What does that mean?

It means that two rival, polar opposite attitudes govern life in the USA, leaving people’s attitudes towards guns and human rights polarised into two camps. And that reflects a fundamental polarity in humankind as a whole, but now taken to extremes in the deeply corrupted, fearful, angry and confused population of the USA.

So, to gain a clearer picture of the forces, factors and dynamics involved in this seemingly unresolvable duel, let’s start from ground level and work upwards.

At ground level

At ground level there’s widespread fear, insecurity and a sense of powerless vulnerability that comes from from living in a society saturated with guns which, as symbols of personal power, are glorified in films, video games, adverts and print. This tends to prompt an urge to own and be ready to use a gun to defend oneself and one’s family against any kind of threat.

Set against this is the unavoidable realisation that the proliferation of guns, especially into the hands of immature, irresponsible, extremist and mentally unstable individuals, increases the risk, both to the general public and to targeted individuals, of being arbitrarily shot.

The wider social context of all this is an ethos of hyped up competitive rivalry. The population, kept in educationally deprived ignorance and fear, and therefore easily divided and ruled, has been fragmented, leaving people set against one another in two basic ways:

(a) as vulnerable, insecure individuals, programmed to regard others in a child-like way as rivals in a rigged, competitive, fear-and-greed-driven economy – rather than as mature adults in a balanced, cooperative and just society.

(b) as competing rival groups, cross-divided by class, wealth, ethnicity, religion, nationality etc, as the ruling manipulators cleverly provoke a hostile ‘us v. them’ attitude in the ‘child’ within each adult. Thus the current insanity of yet more guns to solve a ‘too many guns’ problem.

In this way populations can be manipulated, intimidated, herded and exploited, and in the process become demoralised and stressed out. For they are also being enticed ever deeper into debt through the offer of easy, instant credit. All of which leaves them feeling powerless and craving various compensatory substitutes for the lack of any deep fulfilment in their lives, although there are, of course, exceptions.

At the same time, any violent reacting against this stressful entrapment is punished harshly, such that the privately owned, profit-driven prison industry is booming and growing.

One level up

Hovering above that seething, frenzied pit of fear and greed-driven rivalry floats the well funded and professionally organised ‘gun lobby‘, representing a common attitude towards gun ownership shared by many very different people. It feeds off the fragile bravado that comes from carrying a gun, a bravado that masks the underlying fear, which also tends to result in a self-centred, desensitised devaluing of lives outside one’s circle of ‘our people’.

The lobbyists skilfully harness that collective will power and focus it in ways that will influence government policy, since they represent a significant number of voters.

‘Pro-guns’ supporters tend to justify their position mainly by referring to:

(a) the Second Amendment to the Constitution, affirming the right to bear arms, and

(b) the dubious observations that ‘It’s people who kill each other, not guns’, and ‘Good people with guns can prevent bad people with guns doing harm’.

Meanwhile, regarding that same situation, the cynical perspective of those zealots who are planning to reduce world population, would be: ‘Give enough guns to immature, discontented people, and sure enough, they’ll start shooting each other’… like the familiar ‘Give him enough rope and he’ll hang himself’.

The essence of the ‘pro-guns’ message, however, is defiance against any who threaten to disempower Americans by restricting their freedom to bear arms in order to defend themselves. And that defiance is directed against the Federal administration whose aim is perceived to be the disarming of citizens in order to disempower them.

Next, to understand who is controlling the Federal authorities from behind the scenes, we need to go up a level.

Second level up

A broad survey of who controls what in the USA was commissioned by the famous American patriot and entrepreneur, Henry Ford, way back in the 1920s and was published as The International Jew. In it, he described how a small number of extremely wealthy European Jewish bankers, using their financial power and banking skills, had taken control of most of America’s major industries and, especially, control of it’s money supply through setting up their privately owned, profit-driven, non-federal central bank, called the Federal Reserve.

Those industries included the major news media and entertainment corporations. And that has enabled the minds of the American people since then to be programmed and influenced in ways that suit the controllers’ agenda. Meanwhile, no mention of this has been or is allowed in any mainstream media. So, it’s not on the ‘radar’ of millions of ordinary American consumers of ‘the news’, whether on screen, on the radio or in print.

One ‘smart’ financial trick of the central bankers in all this has been their policy of hedging their bets, or double-dealing. That means funding both sides in any significant war or election, so that they, the creditors, always profit, and the ‘winning side’ is left deeply obligated to those who backed them in their hour of need.

Throughout the whole ‘gun control’ battle, this dedicated and well organised global financial enterprise is the huge unmentioned ‘elephant in the room. How so? It’s because most ordinary people find it hard to comprehend or identify with such a warped and calculating mentality that, on the one hand, craves total control, but also happily compromises since there are vast profits to be made in the guns and weaponry industry.

So, to make sense of the ideological battle between the double-dealing controllers and those determined to defy them at whatever cost, we need to rise above this level.

Third level up

From a more ‘elevated’ perspective, we can detect a polarity: the gun-toting mentality is broadly an expression of humanity’s masculine ‘side’ or ‘aspect’, whereas the craving for control is more a characteristic of humanity’s distorted feminine side from an earlier, darker era. However, that distinction could easily be misinterpreted into a gender issue.

So, just to clarify, this polarity is about the universal masculine and feminine principles, which are not the same thing as the physical gender of individuals, each of whom is a unique combination of both principles. Therefore, both women and men carry guns. And in order to transcend that potential source of confusion, we need to go up another level.

Fourth level up

From a perspective that enables some grasp of the cosmic evolutionary process, the primal polarity of the cosmos can be appreciated in the dynamic, rhythmical alternating of contraction and expansion. And the two corresponding forces of this universal pulsating process are gravity and levity.

Presently, the cosmos is in the early stages of transition from an era of contraction, ie the ‘descent into matter’, to one of expansion, an ‘ascent out of matter‘. These eras are explained in Notes from the Threshold*.

As one of the two forces temporarily prevails over the other, so the qualities it produces predominate, although always counterbalanced by those of the opposite force, since the cosmos naturally tends towards an equilibrium state.

So, the cosmic evolutionary ‘role’ of the primarily feminine ‘Jewish’ culture can now be appreciated. Throughout their long history, their function has been to counterbalance the natural dominance of the masculine principle during the long, dark descent era… using whatever methods work for them, however distorted, manipulative or devious.

But in the current turbulent phase of gradual transition into a ‘lighter’ era, that role has become redundant, and worse, a toxic liability, damaging to humankind as a whole, including Jews, as the unfolding disaster in Israel clearly demonstrates.

All the while, the ever-changing balance between the two universal forces is the background to the strains and stresses humanity collectively experiences between its masculine and feminine aspects, and the more familiar ‘duels’ between males and females.

Which brings us back to the polarity that characterises the ‘gun control’ dispute, and to the realisation of how little real communication there often is between people speaking from different levels with different perspectives on the same situation.

And so we have the pro-guns people grimly refusing, at any cost, to submit to the Zionist Federal control cravers, the result being ever more shooting massacres, while both speak in coded language, so that what the gun control battle is really all about remains obscured.

However, with a deeper understanding and an appreciation of the factors involved at the different levels of this challenging situation, practical ways of resolving it can be worked out. Which is not to say that changing deeply ingrained habits and ways of thinking is going to be easy or quick.

But the first priority, if this desperate situation is to be resolved , is to bring to an end the global ‘debt money’ scam that’s behind the funding of much of what’s wrong with this world.


After the Paris Attacks 13.11.1 5

What makes human beings do these things?

From the Threshold perspective, a coherent pattern and purpose can always be found, however complicated and/or random a situation may superficially appear to be. So, assuming the Paris attacks on 13.11.15 were the work of IS (Islamic State), what layers of significant factors behind the immediate horror and pain can be uncovered?

And will an examination of these layers reveal a pattern and logic more useful for understanding what’s going on than all the primitive, partisan, ‘us versus them’ rhetoric and propaganda currently being pumped out 24/7 by the world’s news media? For ultimately, blaming and vengeance are immature, reflexive, counterproductive responses that only perpetuate situations of mutually destructive conflict and suffering. Of course, such outcomes may well suit the self-serving purposes of some leaderships.

Humankind as a whole, under the present world status quo, is obviously in deep trouble. So, if we want to comprehend what’s going on behind and beyond the grisly details and frantic reacting, we need to think outside of the news media mindboxes with which we’ve all been fitted.

For the news media corporations, along with the news agencies which feed them their round-the-clock selections of events and opinions, are all controlled by organisations which have their own partisan interests in stoking up conflict around the world. And that may be for financial gain or in pursuit of some fantasy agenda of global supremacy or in seeking some kind of vengeance. Whichever it is, the general aim is to at least maintain the current status quo of wealth, authority and privilege enjoyed by existing ruling elites around the world.

‘How, in the 21st century, do young men become dedicated killers and torturers?’

This is the title of an article in the blog, which starts out with the following approach to the subject.

Consider the state of mind and body of vigorous young men, fired up with a potent mix of:

(a) testosterone-driven sexual urges throbbing away within a tradition-bound culture of male dominance and the general suppression of sexuality and sexual fulfilment.

The result is widespread frustration and a deep discontent due to the enforced bottling up of this seething unreleased energy. And that problem is compounded by a lack of opportunity for balanced, intimate relationships with females, and the resulting pent-up emotions and inhibitions.

Such deprivation also tends to result in chronic muscular tension, and a callous lack of sensitivity to other people’s feelings.

(b) a natural youthful, passionate idealism and a hunger for some meaningful inspiration in this life, even extending in some to a willingness for self-sacrifice and martyrdom… and all being firmly guided towards an empowering, shared sense of righteousness and mission which can then be militarised. For this attitude can easily be justified when set in the context of a world of blatant Western decadence, greed, corruption, depravity and hypocrisy, with those being targeted broadly labelled as ‘infidels’.

Also, these potential recruits find the idea of dedicating themselves to ‘sacred’ work more appealing than the promise of material and financial rewards. And the ideology of a focused, unified cause seems more inspiring than any pleas for moderation and compromise from their own disunited cultures, long fragmented into rival, competing factions.

This is where the challenge of creating counter-narratives to the IS message arises, and of how to present them to young minds more effectively than the IS recruiters’ enticing combination of the intimately personal and the idealistically global bid for glory. For in the internet age, young people, male and female, are more attuned to active ‘horizontal’ communicating with their peers around the world than to the passive ‘vertical’ mode of being talked down to in uninspiring ways. So, any artificially contrived counter-narrative is likely to be perceived as a shallow and insincere gesture… and will be rejected or ignored.

A further source of anger and frustration, especially for young Muslim males, would be the unacceptable feeling of impotence at their inability to directly attack the arch-enemy, the apparently invincible Jewish State of Israel. For they know that it’s being protected by an unlimited supply of corrupt money power, as it pursues its own rival long-term agenda of global supremacy, as set out way back in biblical times, for example in Deuteronomy, Ch 2.

Nation states = protection rackets = humanity’s ‘dark era’ masculine aspect

The aim of IS appears to be to conquer, forcibly convert to Islam and rule over all other nations worldwide, through establishing a global Islamic state, a caliphate. However, this clear and seemingly simple, medieval ambition bears a striking resemblance to the even older Jewish ambition for an exclusively Jewish homeland, today known as Zionism.

At this level of thinking, it can be appreciated how each nation state represents a fragment of humanity’s collective masculine aspect – something not to be confused with the physical gender of individual males and females, each of whom is a unique combination of the universal masculine and feminine principles.

So, although their styles are very different – one more masculine, one more feminine – both offer a simple, clear, direct and ‘spiritually’ justified message. And such messages are more likely to appeal to young, idealistic, potential followers than the muddled, confusing and less attractive prospects on offer in Westernised, multi-choice, consumer ‘democracies’.

For all nation states are essentially territorial protection rackets in which the racketeers, ie the ruling elite gang, forcibly collect taxes as their protection money and provide just enough ‘welfare’ to prevent public discontent becoming a revolutionary threat to their dominant position.

It therefore follows that the primary function of state institutions, including the police and the armed, civil and secret services, is not to protect citizens but to defend and maintain the authority, wealth and privileges of the ruling elite and their hierarchy of dependents.

Which contrasts sharply with the common fantasy image of the State as the benevolent, paternal guardian and provider to its loyal subjects.

Territoriality, meanwhile, can be recognised as a trait of primitive humankind and animals, which, in the globalised, high-tech, interconnected world of the 21st century, is resulting in major geopolitical and commercial conflict, suffering and ecological damage. For ultimately, no groups or individuals have any exclusive ‘divine rights’ over any parts of this planet, whatever historical, traditional, ‘official’ or biblical claims they may make and then justify with ‘laws’ they may ‘pass’ and try to enforce.

Money manipulation and central banking: humanity’s darker feminine aspect

Counterbalancing the predominantly masculine power of the nation state has been the growth of the predominantly feminine, global, profit-driven financial business, symbolically named Mama SCAB, the Syndicate of Central and Arch –Banks (the arch-banks being the IMF, World Bank and BIS). SCAB is the financial arm of the global Zionist/Jewish movement, which is ruthlessly pursuing a global supremacist agenda, as explicitly set out back in tribal, Old Testament times.

So, here we have two polar opposite, extremist factions within the one human species:

(a) the worldwide, subtle, behind-the-scenes control SCAB has acquired through its exclusive legalised ‘right’ to manipulate the world’s money supply, and

(b) the extreme, gross violence and ambition of IS.

Also, both, in this long-running three-way Middle Eastern conflict, seem to treat the ambivalent, compromised and confused, ‘Christian’ Westernised world with contempt. And this they demonstrate, each in their own distinctive way, by continuing to pursue tribal/medieval territorial ambitions, regardless of whatever inter-national ‘rules’ the UN may set in acting on behalf of the world’s nation states.

Cosmic transition, earthly turbulence

Viewing this world from a yet higher level, it becomes clear that the universal masculine and feminine principles are locked in conflict at this transitional phase of cosmic evolution. All of which is explained in simple straightforward language in Notes from the Threshold*.

Government politicians just about everywhere can then be clearly seen as powerless puppets who have no choice but to make it their priority to implement the agenda of their sponsors, the hidden ruling elites on whom their reputations and career prospects depend.

Consequently, politicians continuously try to straddle the polar opposite pulls of humanity’s masculine/state/political tendency against its feminine/financial/economic tendency, as is evident from reading between the lines of the so-called ‘news’. An obvious example would be State prosecutors trying to penalise a commercial corporation for some transgression.

Today, one very evident result of this ongoing transition is the increasing desperation of certain groups of males all over the world, as they try to retain their ‘traditional’ status of dominance over females. But they are now swimming against the unstoppable tide of cosmic change, even though some females feel moved to support this increasingly violent resistance.

As a consequence, humanity is now experiencing the shock and horror of numerous displays of extreme violence. Which raises the inevitable question, ‘Where do we go from here?’

The only viable solution: transcend old divisions and reunify

If we don’t ask searching questions – of ourselves and others – we don’t find out much of any real value in this life. And, in the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks, such seems to be the case with the tightly controlled mass media, State and commercial. Despite wall-to-wall coverage, the content seems to be virtually all reaction – mostly in terms of ‘us versus them’, whether angry or reflective – and no coherent comprehension of the bigger picture context.

Which can be seen to conform closely with the Zionists’ subtle strategy of setting its enemies, ie the rest of humankind, against one another in hostile, fear-driven, mutually destructive conflict. This would then leave Israel as the supreme controlling world power – as proposed in Deuteronomy and elsewhere. And the basic formula for such mass mind control is ‘ignorance, fear, divide and rule’.

In practice that works out as, first, demoralise the people to be controlled, then manoeuvre them into a stressful crisis mentality. Thirdly, normalise that situation so that they’ll willingly submit, out of relief, to being ‘saved’ under the guise of some simple sounding solution.

From that thought the further question arises as to whether the extreme apocalyptic visions that have been cleverly fed into both IS and certain Christian sects are actually elements of yet another devious Zionist propaganda trick in this futile three-way battle for supremacy.

So, what next?

Here are two challenging questions for humankind, which appears to be collectively sleepwalking, in a nightmare of fear and anxiety, towards ever greater trouble and suffering:

(1) How extreme does the IS merciless violence and domination have to become?

(2) How extreme does the counterbalancing Zionist deviousness, ruthless manipulation through money trickery, bribery and blackmailing, and the stifling of the Palestinian people have to become? …in order for humankind to wake up and realise how easily we’re being misled, and where we’re thus heading?

For it’s clear which way cosmic evolution is heading. It’s shifting towards an era of ascent out of matter in which the universal feminine principle takes precedence over the masculine in all beings, female and male. Which implies the inevitable demise, in this globalised world, of all redundant, descent era institutions, including nation states, the global, profiteering, ‘debt money’ banking system and all divisive, supremacy-preaching religions.

So, a whole new working balance, based on radically different assumptions and principles, is required, and will have to be carefully designed to harmonise with the ongoing process of cosmic change. And that involves transcending the tangled and deadlocked mess in which fragmented, divided and ruled humankind presently finds itself trapped. Which implies that much healing work needs to be done on ourselves as individuals in order for this to become possible – work such as rediscovering how to foster that elusive quality in human relationships known as trust, while not getting bogged down in blame games and vengeance.

A practical and inspiring vision of a way out of the current troubles and into creating, over the next few generations, a more balanced, sane and healthy world for all humankind is offered in the One Humanity (OH) section of Notes from the Threshold.

* Notes from the Threshold – a free PDF download from that’s neither religious nor political, but does include various familiar examples as evidence of what’s going on, otherwise largely unreported and unconnected, at different levels of this world.

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On ‘reading the news’ – a few pertinent questions

1. How best to ‘read’ the messages embedded in a news broadcast or newspaper, knowing that there’s an unspoken attitude and agenda being promoted which is intended to be unquestioningly accepted? So, what questions come to mind?

2. What does the particular selection of ‘newsworthy’ items and headlines reveal about the values, priorities and agenda of the organisation presenting this as ‘the news’?

3. What vital insights, overviews and other perspectives are being omitted and why, despite all claims to impartiality?

4. Is there some devious deceiving and misleading going on, but without any outright lies being told?

5. What’s the real message, gross or subtle, behind the carefully chosen words and images being presented as ‘the news’ – usually in a disjointed, unconnected, jumbled and incoherent sequence of items?

6. Is the overall effect of this or that ‘news’ presentation coherent, clarifying and empowering OR disjointed, confusing, unenlightening and ultimately disempowering?

7. Is the bias in this or that ‘news’ presentation favouring more the interests of state institutions and officialdom OR the world of private commercial and financial interests?*

8. Is the idea being promoted, overtly or subtly, that a particular religious doctrine or other belief system is inherently superior to all others?

9. What does the choice of presenters, experts, commentators and vox pop individuals say about a media corporation’s intended image and actual agenda?

10. How aware are the news presenters and staff that they’re being hired and used to promote certain biased partisan interests, despite the adopted posture of unbiased political neutrality?

12. Are most people aware that state propaganda and commercial advertising are ‘two sides of one coin’, together mutually supporting the overall status quo?

13 Why do the mainstream news media fail to acknowledge explicitly the ongoing shift in influence away from humanity’s masculine side towards it’s collective feminine side?

14. Is the Chomsky Method (below) being diligently followed by all news media organisations?

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there is free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits being put on the range of the debate.”  Noam Chomsky

* The significance of this distinction is explained in Notes from the Threshold, a free PDF download from   See ‘The loveless marriage of convenience’ (pages 39,46).


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Reading the news

– On ‘reading the news’ – a few pertinent questions


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– Smart Heart Politics for the 21st Century

– UK General Election 2015 – Just Another Distraction

– Greek Drama 2015 – In Perspective

– Bitcoin, Crypto & Co: Saviours or a Stopgap?

– Fedspeak: the mystical code deciphered

– Introducing Mama SCAB

– The violent death throes of Papa State

– The loveless marriage of convenience:

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– How, in the 21st century, do young men become dedicated killers & torturers?

– Identity: Who I really Am

–  Threshold Psychology: Introduction

– What is this Threshold?

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– Threshold Science: Introduction

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