Friday, October 28, 2011

11-Year Walk Around the World

On August 18, 2000, Jean Beliveau celebrated his 45th birthday. His small neon-sign business had gone bankrupt, so he decided to run around the world to try to escape the emotional pain in his life.

"Stupid is as stupid does." Forest Gump

He left his home in Montreal, Canada, and ran all the way to Atlanta, Georgia. At that point, he continued his trek, but at a slower pace, walking instead of running.

Over the next 11 years, Beliveau walked 46,600 miles, across 64 countries.

He started out with $4,000 in his pocket. But as he travelled, his girlfriend continued financial support, sending him about $4,000 each of the 11 years.

Along the way, Beliveau was mugged in South Africa, ate insects in Africa and snakes in China, was escorted by soldiers in the Philippines, spent a night in jail in Ethiopia (for no apparent reason) and went through 53 pairs of shoes.

Occasionally, he slept under bridges and in homeless shelters. But most of the time it was strangers who supplied much of his food and places to sleep.

"It was the poorest people who gave me the most," Beliveau declared. "I knocked on the doors of the privileged, asking them and they refused. Some even threatened me. The poor shared what they had."

Not surprising -- those who lust for luxury and bling-bling usually don't want to share it with others. But those who are content (sufficient) with modest surroundings are often willing to help others in need. It's human nature -- greed is based on fear and the acquisition of possessions becomes of primary self-importance to those who never seem to have enough personal wealth.

At some point along the way, his girlfriend, Luce Archambault, suggested to Beliveau that he could use his adventure to promote non-violence toward children (in support of a United Nations proclamation).

Beliveau returned to square one (Montreal) on October 17, 2011. It would become the longest uninterrupted walk around the world.

Pardon my cynicism, but hiking for 11 years around the entire planet to promote non-violence against children is a lot like masturbating 1,000 times to end world hunger -- it makes no sense and it smacks of self-indulgence.

Accomplishing the task was quite remarkable, but don't spoil it by trying to mold yourself into a hero. You did it because you chose to escape your problems rather than overcome them, not because you had any intention of healing mankind.

During my mid life crisis many moons ago, I once had 22 shots of whiskey to promote world peace -- apparently, it didn't work.

Quote for the Day -- "Everything is within walking distance if you have the time." Steven Wright

Bret Burquest is the author of 7 books, including THE REALITY OF THE ILLUSION OF REALITY and ORB OF WOUNDED SOULS (available on Amazon). He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where running away from problems usually creates additional problems.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Alternative 3

In the mid 1970s, there was a phenomenon called "Brain Drain" whereby a significant number of mysterious disappearances and strange deaths among an array of scientists, physicists, astronomers, engineers and others in specifically related fields took place over a short period of time.

In 1977, a British TV production aired an episode called ALTERNATIVE 3 to explain this brain drain phenomenon, purportedly as a "fictional" hoax.

The thrust of the TV episode was that the ruling elite on Planet Earth were concerned about overpopulation and potential earth changes, thereby requiring various alternatives where they could continue their grand lives of opulence and control while the rest of civilization would suffer the adverse consequences.

Alternative 1 consisted of plans to explode nuclear bombs in the atmosphere, primarily to greatly reduce global population. This scheme was soon discarded for a variety of reasons.

Alternative 2 consisted of creating various underground bases to be occupied exclusively by the ruling elite (and required helpers/servants) in the event of a global catastrophe. Some of these bases have already been constructed during the 1950s and 1960s, in secrecy of course.

Alternative 3 was a plan to build bases on the moon and on Mars to be occupied by the ruling elites when Planet Earth becomes uninhabitable due to potential catastrophic events. In doing so, the ruling elites have obtained advanced technology (kept secret from the rest of the world) and have been implementing this plan for several decades by creating bases on the far side of the moon (which is why the USA never went back to the moon after the 1970s -- we were chased out of there by those who occupied the place) and underground on Mars.

In order to give credence to Alternative 3, one must assume that a group of wealthy, powerful people have formed an alliance and hold discussions about how to save themselves from overpopulation on a dying planet.

Not hard to believe at all -- numerous groups exist, known and unknown -- Old Money, secret societies, Rothschilds, Bilderbergers, the CFR, the CFR, Knights of Malta, etc., etc.

After the TV show aired in 1977, British author Leslie Watkins published a book the following year titled ALTERNATIVE 3, which expanded the premise of the scheme and explained that the TV version had been meant to be a hoax.

After publication, Watkins was besieged with letters, confirming the basic concept of Alternative 3. He wrote, "In fact, the amazing mountain of letters from virtually all parts of the world -- including vast numbers from highly intelligent people in positions of authority -- convinced me that I had accidently trespassed into a range of top-secret truths."

Yes, there is a ruling elite that controls the world in secrecy. They control international monetary systems, governments, military-industrial complexes and the mass "mainstream" media. They initiate global conflicts to further their goal of a one-world government (with them in total control) and to increase their wealth. They have been doing this for a very long time, passing the power and authority down through their closed bloodlines.

The ruling elite considers it their right, because of their innate superiority, to control the lives of the masses and will do whatever it takes to maintain their position of power.

The Puppet Masters have alternatives to save themselves from gloom and doom -- the Puppets have alternatives too, if only they would awaken to their plight.

Quote for the Day -- "On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge maximum security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break." Robert Anton Wilson

Bret Burquest is the author of 7 books, including THE REALITY OF THE ILLUSION OF REALITY and ORB OF WOUNDED SOULS (available on Amazon). He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where dreams are answers to questions one is unable to ask.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Secret Service Observations

The U. S. Secret Service has evolved over the years. These days, it is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. One of their many duties is to protect the President of the United States and his or her immediate family.

Over time and through various sources, Secret Service agents have disclosed that U.S. Presidents sometimes have a public persona and a private persona.

The Secret Service also assigns codenames to U.S. Presidents and members of their family -- Secret Service codenames are in parenthesis.

John F. Kennedy (Lancer) -- A womanizer who had many affairs. He set up an early warning system to be alerted whenever his wife would approach his area.

Lyndon Johnson (Volunteer) -- A highly immoral man. Very crude personality.

Richard Nixon (Searchlight) -- A moral man but also very strange. Extremely paranoid and kept within himself. Had a terrible relationship with his family.

Gerald Ford (Pass Key) -- A gentleman who treated everyone with respect.

Jimmy Carter (Deacon) -- A total phony. For example, he would exit airplanes and helicopters carrying his own suitcase or briefcase. However, the suitcase or briefcase was always empty. It was merely a prop for photo opts to impress the public. He portrayed himself as a pious non-drinker, yet he and his family consumed alcohol often. The Secret Service always has an agent, near the President, carrying the nuclear "football" (a briefcase with the capability of launching a nuclear attack) for extreme emergencies. According to the agents in charge of the devise, Carter was highly irresponsible with the football. Apparently, he didn't think much of it and kept Secret Service agents at a significant distance from him.

Ronald Reagan (Rawhide) -- A moral, honest, gracious man. Treated everyone with respect. Would take time to get to know everyone around him. Unknown to the public, he often carried a firearm with him, and even had a pistol in his briefcase when he met with Soviet leader Gorbachev.

George Herbert Walker Bush (Timberwolf) -- A kind, considerate man. Always took time to make sure the Secret Service agents were comfortable, which included bringing them meals and warm clothing when they were stationed outside in cold weather..

Bill Clinton (Eagle) -- An untrustworthy man who wanted everyone to like him. He considered the Presidency to be one big party. His wife Hillary (Evergreen) treated the Secret Service with open contempt, as if they were there to serve her and her husband. Her personality would dramatically change depending on the presence of cameras. Vice President Al Gore (Sundance) was a self-centered jerk who was overheard by Secret Service agents telling his son that he'd better do well in school or "you will end up like these guys" as he was pointing at the agents.

George W. Bush (Trailblazer) -- Like his father, he was kind and considerate of the Secret Service agents. He and his wife Laura (Tempo) went out of their way to make it comfortable for the agents. Of all the Presidents, Bush was the most prompt and ran the White House like a well-oiled machine. He also had a strict workout regimen and was in good physical condition.

Barack Obama (Renegade) -- He disdains the military and looks down on the Secret Service.

We all have our public persona and our private persona. In public, I am a quiet loner and potential serial killer. In private, I frolic with dogs and talk to trees.

Quote for the Day -- "Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage." H. L. Mencken

Bret Burquest is the author of 7 books, including THE REALITY OF THE ILLUSION OF REALITY and ORB OF WOUNDED SOULS (available on Amazon). He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and the haunting spirit of Bonnie Jo Mason.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Discovery of Self

A Libertarian is a person who is concerned with the fundamental protection of individual rights -- minimal government, maximum individual freedom.

The Libertarian political party was formed in 1971 and has been gaining strength ever since. Their party goal states, "As Libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others."

At the 1977 Libertarian Party Convention, a former Harvard Professor of Psychology spoke about a new concept called the Internet. He explained that it would become a worldwide connected network of computers where people around the world would be able to communicate with one another via messages, photos, videos and information instantaneously. He also predicted this network would cause a revolution against the status quo and that nothing would ever be the same.

The professor's name was Dr. Timothy Leary (1920 - 1996).

"In the information age, you don't teach philosophy -- you perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show." Timothy Leary

In 1960, Leary traveled to Mexico and sampled some Psilocybin mushrooms, experiencing an altered state of mind consciousness that changed the course of his life. He claimed he learned more about psychology in the five hours after taking the mushrooms than in his 15 years of studying and doing research in psychology.

Returning to his post as a lecturer at Harvard, Leary and other associates began a research program known as the Harvard Psilocybin Project.

Leary argued that psychedelic substances, such as Psilocybin mushrooms and synthetic LSD, would have positive therapeutic effects if utilized in proper dosages under the guidance of a psychologist.

Because of his views about the individual freedom of one's own mind, Leary soon became an enemy of the U.S. government, culminating in various arrests and imprisonment. Apparently, a person's mind is the property of the government and the altering of one's own state of mind is an extreme offense against the prevailing will of those who control the masses.

Controlling the masses is not a new concept.

One of Leary's many observations concerned the concept of monotheism (One God), which he considered to be a primitive religion designed to manipulate human beings into a "hive authority" mentality based upon a hierarchy structure of authority (a pyramid of power and control from the top down).

In an article titled THE INTELLIGENCE AGENTS, Leary wrote, "The First Commandment of all monotheisms is: I am the Lord, thy God. Thou shall have no other Gods before me. All monotheisms are vengeful, aggressive, expansionist, intolerant."

In his view, monotheism hinders mankind from evolving into the discovery of self. Of monotheistic concepts such as sin, hell, devil, evil, eternal damnation, Leary wrote, "All these doctrines are precisely designed to intimidate and crush Individualism."

During the evolution of the soul, once people evolve beyond the Hive Authority concept and begin to think for themselves, they realize everything is connected and they create their own reality -- All is One.

The hive mentality is meant to imprison one within a hierarchy. These hierarchies occur in government, religion, military, secret societies, corporate structures and other pyramids of rank and position. And those at the top of the pyramid of the hive structure go to great lengths to remain in power.

"Think for yourself and question authority." Timothy Leary

When one realizes all Knowledge is Within, one becomes part of the Universal Oneness and is no longer trapped within a hierarchical structure. When All is One, everything is equal in "rank" and value.

Timothy Leary was married 5 times and was the author or co-author of over 20 books. He believed in the concept of inward self-reliance -- Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out.

Some people wander through the Valley of the Shadow of Death in quiet desperation -- others ride in on a flaming white steed, spewing lightning bolts of truth, illuminating the dark shadows of power and greed.

Quote for the Day -- "If you think you're free, there is no possible escape." Ram Dass

Bret Burquest is the author of 7 books, including THE REALITY OF THE ILLUSION OF REALITY and ORB OF WOUNDED SOULS (available on Amazon). He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where the price of freedom is responsibility.