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Lighning Brian Raggatt

Once again our hearts break with news of this latest terror.

Obviously all such acts of atrocity are hideous where-ever they occur.

But there is something particularly poignant about the thought of the hurt children who were there to watch their parents compete. Or the athletes maimed. Mostly I’m aware of the iconic status of the Boston Marathon via doing this post last year.  It such a vicious and low-minded attempt to fuq with the very symbology of freedom, strength, endurance, healthy competition and any-age vitality epitomized by such events. Not to mention the very birthplace of modern America.

I can’t remember where i read this but it was advice on how to talk to kids about such things and one of the tips was to focus on the helpers. That there are always good people running to help, to give blood, to save.

Astrologically, it would be great if Venus in Taurus was all there was going on but, as i have been banging on about, we’re heading into Eclipse Season, the Sun is on Mars in Aries and of course, the Zap Zone is gathering force again. Volatile times.

This horrible event makes me think of the Remembrance Day semaphore message: “War turns us to stone. In remembrance we shine and rise to new days”

 

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pegasus
pegasus

WACO………….again!

gemyogi
gemyogi

I didn’t comment on this yesterday, because I didn’t know what to say.
But now I do… I just think it’s unfair that people are being killed in Afghanistan (e.g. April 6, 17 civilians (including 12 children) were killed in a US airstrike) and when Americans are killed by so-called terrorism (Boston, two dead and many injured) only one of these violent acts is given saturation media and only one is classed as ‘terrorism’??????

Noticed the same thing after 9/11.

Kat
Kat

Horrible and beyond reason though this was, maybe Venus in Toro tempered / softened the carnage and confined it. Sideline observation: the vitriol and disrespect that a President of African descent is expected to suck up and tolerate is unprecedented. As a culture and society we need to speak up against vitriol and “rugged individuals” who foment mayhem and violence. The new normal in some chat rooms and on FB is folks foaming at the mouth because a black guy runs our country. It is unthinkable to them. And many elected officials have set this tone. Mean, vicious denigration is… Read more »

Fi
Fi

Yep, kat. And worse? “The Black Guy” came into office at a historical time when the world went to hell thanks to policies he didin’t create, and then has had everything he ever wanted to do frustrated by a Repub dominated Congress. So lack of change is all HIS fault, of course. I also think that the fact that he is quite balanced and moderate, and realistic in the face of not having numbers to pass even the modest changes he wants, really bugs some people. They were hoping for someone who would REALLY fuq up, lash out, lose it,… Read more »

Kat
Kat

Me either! Hoping the reality becomes less gruesome than TV!

It frustrates the Prez’ critics that he won’t go off and lose it so they can accuse him of acting “ghetto”. He tempers his vehemence as he is held to a higher standard of self-control than a white guy would be. Then they would glory in him acting unpresidential. I know folks questioning his citizenship- still!! Crazy!!

Glad he has a cool head.

Peace!

Kat

Fi
Fi

Peace to you too, Kat. Agreed: thank fuq for a cool and realistic head in touch with his heart in the White House, rather than an ideologue hawke whose prejudices and “truths” are so hard-wired in him that he sees them as being beyond scrutiny. Not mentioning names, here, lol x

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Oh Dear Kat.. “Glad he has a cool head”… ?? it’s called acting. He doesn’t have a care in this world about anyone but himself.. Have you seen what his “brother” has done to abort children? The trial that he doesn’t want anyone to know about. Hiding what is real.. innocent lives getting killed! Let’s add this to the list of intentional deaths in the US since 2008… Cancer, Childen in Newtown CT, Boston, Knife attacks, gun attacks… I know I am missing statistics here but let’s not get blown away but me saying the US is under attack by… Read more »

pegasus
pegasus

Is the Doctor abortionist that has been in the news a relative of Obama,Ellie?
Or do you mean ‘brother’ as in the same skin tone?

If you mean same skin colour, then that is an rather racist statement don’t you think?

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Hi Pegs.. not racist AT all!!! But yes on both descriptions of what I am referring to. My closest friends are African American and are both very good friends to each other. They call each other “brothers” or “bros”… so if they are comfortable with it then why not everyone else! Brother is a sign of affection or close relative.. hence my bother, who is white is my brother. I have a close friend who is white who I send txt messages to with “Hey brother.. what’s cookin'”… Why is that racist? If you use it in a context that… Read more »

pegasus
pegasus

Ellie sweetness, the doc that was helping women who could not emotionally, financially or do not have the education to use birth control.The need for an option of termination is necessary
It’s nought to do with Obama, no connection, please do not blame him for the doc and his deeds and he’s a little old to be called ‘Bro’ as in street slang expression.

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Accepted!!

But have you seen the details on that doctor? Horrific! Talk about blaming mental illness for gun control… You can blame mental illness now on healthcare. Sick!

gemyogi
gemyogi

Just saw a cartoon on FB that explains everything… not sure how to post a JPG so I will quote:

Why do we have wars?

Because we are ruled by an elite group of psychopaths who own the banks that control the governments and media. They fund both sides of war for profit and they manufacture the consent of the public through the propaganda of the media.

Anonymous
Anonymous

De acuerdo!

whimsy
whimsy

The Boston Marathon is not simply a Western event, though it is held in a Western City. The winner was a Kenyan runner, right? Runners from all over the world compete; this is an international athletic event with a lot of prestige. A mini-Olympics without the hysteria. Look at the line-up of international flag represented at the finish line! People from all over the world are proud to say they participated. This should rightly be viewed as a world event, this bombing. However, I smell a homegrown element here. In addition to the finish line bombs, another explosion happened in… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Correction: the “explosion” at the library is now being reported as actually a fire, and considered unrelated.

whimsy
whimsy

‘Twas me.

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

good point about Patriots Day.

Fi
Fi

Agreed. The Boston/Patriot day/Tax day link is intriguing – far more likely, to me, than false flag interpretations. I too see a loony homegrown type, not a foreign terrorist, or the Fed trying to rig the gold price, in this incident. And Andy/Dave etc : re the gold price, yep, it is not in the LEAST bit implausible that the Fed has been trying to rig it downwards as there are fuq all reserves (as indicated in the link you added, Andy). But – basic market logic suggests that if this indeed true, creating a crisis is the last thing… Read more »

Andromeda
Andromeda

Hey Fi, the reasons for the terrible event in Boston I couldn’t say, it may be someone crazy? The conclusions are drawn fast by Fox news type media, repetition of heresay becomes accepted fact despite lack of facts. So obvs it’s good to be able to the view the evidence sans interps. “Qui Bono” is my Zap Zone Pluto in Cap mantra (who benefits)!!! As to US govt and it’s agencies, their “policy” is influenced by many things, primarily it’s self-interest. Now, here is where I introduce my local Gem’s language because – soz but we are out of my… Read more »

Fi
Fi

Andy, I’m not buying your gem friend’s analysis here (as it seems a little generic – ie textbook 1001 – and out of date for these times, ie edge of fiscal cliff). I do buy the fact that the Fed is transparently attempting to manipuate the gold price. But it ain’t no secret. So the smart money is waiting to see how low it can go – just wait to see what the gold price looks like in 2016/17 – anyone who gets in now (lucky sods, if they have the bucks) will have realised a yeild that makes US… Read more »

Andromeda
Andromeda

Hi Fi, while I can’t answer the opinion of textbook or not, I am learning from this three way conversation (from my point of view!) and seeing that there is always more to learn. Re-Machiavellian tactics: Have you read The Great Game? http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Chessboard-American-Geostrategic-Imperatives/dp/0465027261 When it gets to what certain people would do, I hardly think the normal moral questions apply. All markets are manipulated by actors seeking to profit. It’s not a secret, attempts to make it so withstanding imo. As for gold.. Gem is telling me gold has no yield. Treasuries the yield is low. US treasuries will crash… Read more »

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

It is hideous & deeply grieving to want your legs back, or your child back, & they’re never coming back. Regardless of your nationality. One trauma on top of another, on top of another, and another… Limbs & lives gone. Time to begin again.

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

All humans suffer and feel pain.
I don’t tend to feel more empathy for just Americans or Western countries.

Quintile
Quintile

One reason – and i stress, one – that westerners will generally ‘feel’ strongly about a catastrophic event in another ‘western’ locale is not because our media over- represents it. Our media over-represent it because it is very moving – literally so because streetscapes, outfits, vehicles, flags and commentators familiar to our own embodied experience, have been violently deconstructed. I remember seeing footage (before it was recalled) of 9-11 jumpers wearing late-summer-day in the office cargo pants and how uncanny it was to see it worn in that context. Of course today many people in countries in the Middle East… Read more »

Ainslie
Ainslie

I disagree. So a African child being killed is less painful cause your use to seeing white kids??

Humanity can bring back the love for all … We’re not different. We have friends,families, loss .. Love .. When did culture, colour or creed define “understanding ” of loss?

Quintile
Quintile

@ainslie – you’re assuming I’m white lol you are 100% right about what “humanity” can bring to the situation – compassion, empathy, ethics are what’s needed. It’s a matter of scale – i’m talking about the way ’empathy’ emerges – for most humans – from the familiar (and that’s not skin colour etc) Once upon a time that was enough – we only needed to look out for people and events that were familiar to us. Also there is a limitation to most people’s compassion ( and obviously some people are much more able to empathise than others), so people… Read more »

Ainslie
Ainslie

Lol!!!! That’s excellent Yes I was : )

SourPatch
SourPatch

LOL…nope. Do you have any idea how many phone calls, text messages, facebook wall hit ups my aunts in Boston got from family back home in Eastern Africa? Do you know how many international calls I received after tornadoes struck here in Small Town, U.S.A two years ago? Trust me the people of the East are VERY aware of what happens within our borders, we just don’t give a shit about them even though American foreign policy affects them ALL the time. The beauty of globalism…..not.

freedom ala air
freedom ala air

There may be a political statement to be made, as there is everyday, but I’m just going to say I’m so deeply sad for the loss of loved ones today in Boston in an event that was about health and wellbeing… Such a tragedy.

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

GREAT post Mystic!! Although this murder is again a sign of the times in the US your quote is so appropriate to what America is about.. “For the People”. Amazing people out there yesterday.. America will try to remain true to not backing down. We can not be sent to hide from whoever is trying to force us to lose our empowerment and truth to the People. We will fight!!

God Bless those dealing with a loss from yesterday and to you all.. xo!

Ainslie
Ainslie

See the shit they are brainwashed with???? Backing down from what??? Land of the free? More kids die in America from lack of healthcare and social services than apparent terrorist attacks. Research yourselves… Govt expenditure… Etc ” stay stuck and your fucked” What if? Just what if ?? We are not being told the truth BUT !!! MORE IMPORTANTLY WHY??? Why is the notion that a conspiracy theory is a dirty outthere topic? Why can’t we as a collective kind … Say ” I don’t know people like this… Love fills me with joy! Where is this hatred coming from?… Read more »

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Ainslie… I am with you!! I agree with you. You are saying everything that I feel and see. You are just seeing me post and maybe a little frustrated from my previous posts. Agree? There is no brainwashing. I don’t have a TV. I am basing my opinions on how I was brought up. Working my ass off for income to keep me alive. Not expecting anyone to take care of me and standing up for those that need it! That is how Americans are suppose to be! Does this help any? xo!!

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

and what I meant by “backing down”.. we are not going to live in fear!

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

unfortunately most Americans do live in fear.

Anonymous
Anonymous

you’re the one who keeps saying how scared you are!!

So you’r not expecting anyone to save you?
I quote you from the Pluto post:

“When will we get someone to the US to help us! We need a leader who can protect the people!”

Sounds like your parents brainwashed you.

Anonymous
Anonymous

my comment was for Virgo Elle but yes, I agree with you Scorprising

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Anon.. the US needs to change it’s approach on 2 things.. money (income) and health to protect the people. We need a leader who thinks about profit success vs controlling. It never works in a business and as such the US is a business. We need our health to continue working.. and here I sit afraid or worried. I am in fear of not having money that will not let me live my way of a healthy life. I am a victim of the healthcare program and could be forced to do things that I don’t want to do.. why… Read more »

Ainslie
Ainslie

I apologise if I offended you : ) I was directing my brash self to some of the common American rhetoric we are exposed too
” we will prevail”
Etc…
I love thinking and hearing all thoughts on things I’m passionate about : )
Lol vote one = UNIVERSAL love xo

Virgo Elli
Virgo Elli

Thank you for apologizing. I am trying my best to answer questions about my post with concrete responses. Last time I felt personally attacked so I am trying respond with comments that say “hey, I know she is talking about”..

But please know you didn’t offend me. I think it is really hard for me to express my ideas clearly and effectively for everyone to read and understand. So, this is a test run.

Thanks for commenting!

xo!!

Baristagem
Baristagem

*Oswalt*

anastasia
anastasia

it is 3:30 in the morning and I haven’t slept a wink..I am so sad about the world.
I know we should focus on helping but all i can think of is how we may never move on to become a planetary society because of religions…

Baristagem
Baristagem
Patricia
Patricia

my heart goes out to anyone suffering right now, whether in Boston, Paris or Kuala Lumpur.

S
S

Agreeing with all comments made.
I’ve always thought “The News” was a performance piece, the scripting of fact to necessitate the motivation.
May peace and comfort arrive for anyone hurting.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Also check out Michael Tsarion’s 2012: The Future of Mankind (video on youtube and google videos)

He talks about this collective trauma and how it has shaped human nature. He also talks astrology. It’s good stuff.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Disgusting! It’s like collective trauma upon collective trauma these days. There was a special seated section in the last mile of the race for families of school kids from the Newtown, CT school where that massacre took place this past December. Double trauma for them and, really, for all of us. WHEN will it ever stop? Probably never. It’s like we really accept these acts as a part of life, now, and that is something we need to look at in the bigger picture, not just have amnesia a few weeks later and then the next one happens and it’s… Read more »

Ainslie
Ainslie

Interesting …thoughtful but push it further babe…. : ) we can take back control through love : ).
Violence hatred fear Lol blah blah is not acceptable and we simply do not have to live it. Think how they connect with you on a vibrational level ( ie the filth they poor through tv) and cease it. If it doesn’t connect with us.. It doesn’t effect us. Simple but true. : )

Damon not Daemon
Damon not Daemon

Ignorance is bliss I always say. No tv for me going on four years and I am seriously enjoying a period of grace in my life. Fuq commercial tv and media, blog on!

Anonymous
Anonymous

You do come across as a bit ignorant – I take it you don’t read books either?

Ainslie
Ainslie

My question … Is there actually the amount of violence, unrelenting abuse, damage etc that we are told????
Think about it.
I speak from first hand being in a reported ” disaster zone” that did not esculate or eventuate with what the media SOLD ….
What can … Blank… gain from darkness advertising?

Veronica
Veronica

There do seem to be a lot of TV programs about murder, and border security..

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

excellent post. I am not jaded by violence but have noticed many people are desensitized and no longer care.

Humans are a violent animal. I wish we could evolve past that point.

Ainslie
Ainslie

So much evidence continually shows that in fact it is the American govt. that is killing its own people. WAKE UP Television is a tool to feed proproganda and spread fear. Turn the fucking thing off and start reading. All life is sacred. Who own’s the media? It’s all about control through fear and manipulation. It’s a profitable business. Of course Boston pulls at your heart strings…it is designed too. But we are brutally killing ourselves and all life forms everyday… ??? Think outside the box : ) Only love will stop the darkness… The negativity that attempts to inundate… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yep, people are thinking this was a false flag operation. I wouldn’t doubt it.

Kat
Kat

Agreed. During an NBA game where a fight broke out among players, the crowd control measure was…. Show another game on the TV monitors. The crowd was gape mouthed like sheep!! Rarely watch TV- it’s off when I am home alone. Read tons and public radio news. But that too is being bought up.

May Venus in Taurus bring much succour to our fallen and wounded.

Kat

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

TV= mass deception.

Only time will tell who is behind the the bombings.

Damon not Daemon
Damon not Daemon

Here here!

andromeda
andromeda

It’s so very sad.

Dunno,economic markets very down right now. I am the stage I just hope it isn’t a false flag op so that the oil war on Iran/Syria etc can begin.
I keep watching the news for a trigger event & they are talking of middle eastern people again, big sigh…

Blessings to all concerned.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Let’s see what the response is by the govn’t & what the possible prior knowledge (sniffer dogs) intimates. As apparently Rahm Emanuel said, “never let a serious crisis go to waste”.

Aqua-cap-Gemini
Aqua-cap-Gemini

Lets hope they don’t come out saying ‘A North Korean radical has been detained in connection with the Boston Marathon Bombings’.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Nah, they’ll pin this on right wingers who are anti-gun control. The agenda in America at the moment is to get people to give up their guns – you know cause the government is just soo innocuous and loves its people soo much.

davidl
davidl

The current government has done all it can to extract itself from inherited wars and responsibilities established during the Bush years. It has shown no interest in starting any new wars or joining in on current wars. So the evidence as far as I can see for a govt. conspiracy are nil. I don’t think conspiracy theories are needed right now, and looking for them just makes it obvious that people will still believe things even when there is no evidence . A bit like a religion ? Conspiratanians ?

andromeda
andromeda

“I don’t think conspiracy theories are needed right now”? As as you can see the evidence? I don’t think you are looking very far! Why does HOMELAND security need to buy 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition when they only used a few million in the entire gulf war? Conspiracy theories are just theories proven correct later. Gulf of Tonkin incident, never happened they admit thirty years after the event..but we still went to war in Vietnam didn’t we? WMD’s never found. 90% of the world’s heroin comes from Afghanistan. We have the world’s most powerful army in the world there… Read more »

davidl
davidl

I’m referring to Boston not any other event. Why immediately turn it into a govt. conspiracy ? Way too early for that logic. Seems that you have already decided ? As far as I’m concerned keeping an open mind to the possibilities is a much more effective way of actually solving any issue. Your evidence above is pretty close to a type of witch hunt mentality. Just because someone’s boiling a broth over a cauldron and reciting incantations should we accuse them of evil witchcraft and burn them at the stake ? Or should we check first it wasn’t a… Read more »

andromeda
andromeda

Who knows what the reason for the bombing was? I am not talking about UFO’s, I am talking about false flag operations – they have been going on for thousands of years. There is loads of evidence and corroboration for that. Eg. Nero burnt down Rome and blamed the Christians – because he wanted to build a bigger palace. The point is it is the government versus the people, or the privileged versus plebs historically. Sometimes the government goes against the people. If we want to change that paradigm we need to be aware of it. Boston could be something… Read more »

andromeda
andromeda

Event – misdirection
Event – misdirection

September 10th Rumsfeld announced that more than $2 trillion in Pentagon funds had gone missing. You know what happened the next day.

When the silver market crashed in April 2011, the USDX was at a level it had NEVER been.
Next day Osama is dead and the market rallies.

Right now the gold market is bottoming.
Management of Perspective Economics. How is your reality?

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I used to want to believe in conspiracy theories. Then, I worked with the Afghan-Pakistan taskforce for a bit and learned how totally and completely inept the US gov is. Its amazing we believe in it at all. There really is no expertise beyond collecting and spending money. No plot – just SPEND. And no superhero or villain beyond the occasional freelancer. Just my experience.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Totes, US gov’nt IS inept, the way it is meant to be. 😉

Damon not Daemon
Damon not Daemon

What a load of shite

Looks like it was made by the same bloke who made Zeitgiest the movie.
All heresay with no real evidence…
Words taken out of context and twisted to suit the guys argument.
Dont believe anything you see on th einternet unless its M wisdom.

Damon not Daemon
Damon not Daemon

Especially a conspiricy theory!

Andromeda
Andromeda

Hi Damon, it seems you are above doing some work & have made up yr mind about something you don’t know much about? I invite you to takethe timeto check out some themesmentioned. Verify b4 you testify.

davidl
davidl

I thought you said that gold (according to those “in the know” )was going to take over from cash ? Was going to keep rising and become an essential item for the purchase of goods. Seems for good reason it’s price is falling,
Another conspiracy ? Or just a correction to an exhorbatent price fuelled by scare mongering ? Who is conspiring against who ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I can direct you to loads of links on the topic of gold if you are interested, but perhaps try the above doco & share me yr thoughts? 😉 xx.

andromeda
andromeda
Anonymous
Anonymous

I have no interest in gold or gold speculation or in the conspiracy theories of people who are attempting to stop those supposedly seeking world domination.it will all come to naught. Find the centre, stop worrying about the outside appearance. .

andromeda
andromeda

Hey I am SN Gemini Rising goddammit!
Telling me not to be curious whether or not I have found the centre amounts to ‘naught’!
🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is what the former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury thinks:
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

Anonymous
Anonymous

Sorry, couldn’t give a shit what some has been thinks. A new world needs new ideas. I was just remarking that your gold theory might just be wrong ? Or is that not possible ?

andromeda
andromeda

Gold is incidental to the discussion. It’s about being conscious of the world we live in? You sound bored. I told you, no one gives a shit.

Anonymous
Anonymous

No, not bored, just not giving energy to outmoded concepts. Sorry x

Anonymous
Anonymous

Get your Mercury on Davidl gwaaaaan!!!! Ormaybeyou just want me to bewrong ‘cosyoucan’t beassed doing some study?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Can’t do this on my phone. The bg format is conspiring against me…………can’t breath………..arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggl
. X

Anonymous
Anonymous

Night lovely x we shall have this out another day x

Andromeda
Andromeda

Lol, hastala proxima,
xx.

Fi
Fi

Andy, see my response to whimsy further below for my take on the gold theory as an explanation for THIS particular incident. (I don’t buy it, although I do buy that Fed is intervening re gold prices, since that is supported by history of intervention by the Fed. Problem is, if US wants gold low, it won’t manufacture a crisis that is likely to raise the price) x

Anonymous
Anonymous

Gold is going up as the long term trend. But the market will do corrections every so often, that’s simply how it works.
I have a feeling that the drop in gold is also to do with Cyprus.

andromeda
andromeda

Narrow margins, posted below.

Ainslie
Ainslie

Clearly!!! You and I have been reading different things. Lol what a crock of shit… Respectfully of course Dividl : )

davidl
davidl

I’m sure we read different things Ainslie. I can tell by your paranoid ravings.. No offence.

Anonymous
Anonymous

: ) none taken. As I slooooowly peer out the window living in fear lol
Actually I think you’ll find I live quite the opposite : ) great discussion : )

andromeda
andromeda

🙂 One thing we can agree on Ainslie:;

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

People never fail to amaze me with their evil and messedup-ness.

And likewise with their ability for kindness and goodness.

Thoughts and prayers to all those affected 🙁

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

So terribly terribly sad. The whole world seems to be going mad. I was never really aware until today that I suffer PTS from 911. I was a flight attendant in those days and had to crew just hours after the event. We all had to put on this ‘everything is fine’ happy face when we were all in truth in shock and fuqing terrified. This has triggered something deep, deep inside my soul – so sick, and tired these days of constantly trying to reassure myself saying everything is going to be ok when I know that’s utter bullsh*t.… Read more »

davidl
davidl

The world has always been like this. All through the ages fanaticism, cruelty, ignorance. This is our heritage. It doesn’t have to be this way. It only takes one generation to stop the rot. It’s not my generation though, we still commit the same crimes our forefathers did. In our timeline we are only one generation forward from the most horrific murder spree in history (WW2) Its going to take a while, 100 years to get over that ? I for one think we will, but I probably wont live to see it. In the meantime, I mean to share… Read more »

Raché (Aqua/Tauri)
Raché (Aqua/Tauri)

I was listening to an audiobook about this the other day, how it has to be a generational thing. The author had some interesting opinions on the “free love” generation and also on how to educate and socialize children in a way where they felt secure, self-regulating, and respectful of others. I really enjoyed the portions on the good intent but poor execution of the generation before me and on the experimental education based around trust and respect that fostered more trust and respect. Book is “Me and the Orgone” by Orson Bean and these chapters were near the end.… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Not entirely related, but I noticed something for myself that maybe pertains to helping you? I’ve had SO much anxiety lately. And I noticed that, honestly, I have what I want. So the fear of failure, its robbing me. Do I want something, anything to last forever? Not really. I know I have what it takes to deal with whatever may come. So do you. Don’t let the fear of what may happen someday to someone rob you of the life you have now.

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

Thanks honey, yes I am suffering panic attacks after being free from them for over 10 years. Chicken Little Syndrome I call it – the sky is falling the sky is falling! I am seeking help but it is a daily struggle to “chin up and soldier on” at the mo.
I am the ultimate Gay Numan fan, so my motto is “Keep Calm and Gary On”
Thanks for you kind words and support.
xo

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

OMG! hahahahaha! – GARY Numan… that was too funny!

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

haha, that could be the site motto 🙂

Astral Antlers
Astral Antlers

War has ended

jicky
jicky

i can understand peeps being angry at systems, governments etc but i don’t know how they think killing others will change anything… not what they may want changed anyhow..always the innocent who suffer..

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

Awful awful thing …

The Crazy Crone
The Crazy Crone

People who do this sort of bombing – including car bombs and remote drone killings – are basically rank cowards and gutless.

whimsy
whimsy

Yep.

zahra
zahra

My heart and prayers are with the people of Boston

Anonymous
Anonymous

I am, like everyone, deeply shocked by the events in Boston, so the following comments apply equally to myself and I don’t know how to say this without seeming heartless, but bombings like this happen on a regular basis in Iraq and Pakistan and we do not react with the same sadness and disbelief. Bombings in these countries don’t cause the same reaction in our media. Is it because we expect it to happen in those places that we become numbed to the pain it causes to the people that live in those countries? Is it because we have such… Read more »

Aqua-cap-Gemini
Aqua-cap-Gemini

I agree with you here Anon. Good questions, important global stance. We should be equally as shocked and horrified when a bomb goes off at a market filled with cafe goers and shoppers. Just because it is a foreign-foreign land (ie – Boston is in a foreign country to me, and the middle east is supposedly even more foreign due to cultural and language differences?) shouldn’t alter our feelings. So why does it? Is it the Media’s lack of sympathetic coverage? Is it because these things are ‘supposed’ to happen in lands where mediaorised terrorists live? Are we only outraged… Read more »

davidl
davidl

“bombings like this happen on a regular basis in Iraq and Pakistan and we do not react with the same sadness and disbelief”

Sorry, I don’t agree. I feel the same pain whether its Iraq, Syria, USA.. your making a big assumption there. What nationality are you ? why don’t you feel the same pain ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I don’t feel the same pain. It’s embarrassing to admit. But I do not. And I am saddened by my feelings. I see that I have somehow turned off my feelings to people that are different to me. 50 dead in Iraq today did not upset me as much as the news from Boston. I think this is terrible. Sorry if it seemed that I am generalising. But our media coverage seems to indicate that we focus more on the hurt caused in the West rather than across the world. It is an observation not a judgement. I am sorry… Read more »

davidl
davidl

No offence taken, and your honesty is appreciated.
Equanimity is hard to find in others or in ourselves. I have moments of it, and of course moments of imbalance and preference, but I’m always checking myself. You have to, cause everyone around you wants you to be on their side. Equanimity can be a path to social isolation too. Yes, very unattractive.

Raché (Aqua/Tauri)
Raché (Aqua/Tauri)

I have respect for you. It takes some courage to admit something like that in order to stimulate thought and also self-reflection. I definitely know what you mean and I think it is intimately tied to the media. We’re a world where us vs. them is simultaneously dissolving (plane travel, cultural melting pots, spirituality and oneness taking hold instead of religion amoung youth) but still has a strong hold that the media and government has an interest in keeping. It makes for a lot of confusion and getting in trouble for wanting to speak about things openly and honestly instead… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I appreciate your honest. The difference in reaction is fear, I suspect. Fear is really powerful. When something hits close(r) to home, somewhere/somehow familiar, then there is more to fear, yes? Because it could be you.

Compassion makes it so you could be anyone, without the fear. I don’t really see a point in being miserable over every misery in the world.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Typos – anyway, my point is – its OK to keep your misery close to home because that is where you can affect change, right? Maybe not on bombings and terrorism, but for neighbors, etc. That’s how you change the world, your own world, not by being wrecked by grief. Personally, I can’t handle consuming the news for that reason. I saw pictures of Boston and started crying on the metro into work. Yes the same thing happened when I saw pictures of Palestinians or Afghans, or whoever. Its just too much.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Here is something from the Sydney Morning Herald that has just helped me understand my reactions.
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/bomb-response-refreshingly-honest-20130418-2i2tn.html

VirgLibrScorp
VirgLibrScorp

I remember being ashamed to the point of crying when those pics of a group of women and children shot to death came out of Syria, because of the act, but more because of the response. It might have made the ABC and SBS and a couple of rounds of twitter. And that was it. Another example, just a few days ago, a small report on some kids killed in Afghanistan shot by foreign troops. And that’s it. It barely registers, but look at how something like Boston reverberates. There is a difference in what is covered by the western… Read more »

Veronica
Veronica

I came to Australia at age 6 from a SE Asian country, and one of my early memories was hearing a story about an uncle who was killed on a remote farm by an local insurgent group. Years later, as teenagers we went back to visit our grandmother, and I remember we weren’t allowed out into town that New Year’s eve as the govt soldiers were around and shooting semi automatics in the air as part of the festivities. We lived a privileged life but there was always a feeling of danger under the surface that my sister and I… Read more »

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

you make a good point here – we in the west have been shielded from serious everyday uncertainties and threats that people elsewhere, usually in less developed economies or under less stable governments, have to contend with more often. I say this not thinking that everyone should be relatively immune to terror as we have been fortunate to be – although Ideally it would be so, it is not likely in the historic context – but that we should all foster better awareness of lives other than and less safe than our own.

fallen angel
fallen angel

There are so many layers of tragedy with this incident that it’s literally hard to sit still. The Boston Marathon is an iconic event, a true hallmark for runners the world over. You can see all the flags lined up right where the explosions took place, this was literally everyone’s race. While we can somehow find some comfort that Boston is home to some of the leading hospitals in the country, and that there was no shortage of courage in the aftermath, from the volunteers to those athletes who’d returned after they finished to donate blood, beyond the lives it… Read more »

The Crazy Crone
The Crazy Crone

I agree with you, Fallen Angel, and in saying so I’m not suggesting that some people don’t open their hearts to those injured or maimed in bombings and drone attacks in Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s just the passing comments in the media when 10 children are killed in a drone attack compared to when 3 people are killed who are “ours”, so to speak. We just watched BBC World News which spent the whole half an hour on this tragedy, while the daily car bombs in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Nigeria rate a passing mention. Every killing leaves a family… Read more »

The Crazy Crone
The Crazy Crone

Oops, sorry, this comment was for Anonymous and I’m not quite sure where Fallen Angel came into it. Apologies…. now see Anon’s comment!

vj
vj

My thoughts too. How many children die daily as collateral damage in wars not of their or their family’s making? Suffering is universal, our sympathies should lie with all who lose a child or loved one in equal measure.

fallen angel
fallen angel

My little crone, it’s always wonderful to be thought of, even if by accident haha..

plutonic mergoat
plutonic mergoat

The quote you’re looking for is from Fred Rogers, of the Mr. Rogers’ Neighbourhood children’s TV show fame.

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/908244/thumbs/o-MISTER-ROGERS-HELPERS-QUOTE-570.jpg?6

The quote itself seems to have gone viral, which is a good thing. The horrible actions of a few highlight the good there is in so many people. I think that’s a big part of the Zap Zone; the harder things get, the more we’ll need people to look out for one another. It’s not just about personal growth. It’s about helping people grow right alongside you.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That’s a beautiful thought.

davidl
davidl

Shocking, horrible, my heart goes out to all those effected by these cowardly murderers, may they be bought to justice swiftly.

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