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Bernie's Story -- A New Ghost Dance

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I just read this piece on fracking and it stirred me.


When people of spirituality fail to rise up and fight the horrors of false spirituality and dangerous ignorance powered by the false god named "Faith"; a hole opens up in human consciousness that cannot be filled. Like a Black Hole it draws everything into itself: swallowing, gulping, destroying.


When people in government choose to Lie, Distort, Obfuscate, Pander, Deny, Falsify, Deligitimize and Obstruct based on false ideology and religion; a hole opens up in human consciousness that cannot be filled. Like a Black Hole it draws everything into itself: swallowing, gulping, destroying.


When governments commit murder, ecological destruction and deny Creation; a hole opens up in human consciousness that cannot be filled. Like a Black Hole it draws everything into itself: swallowing, gulping, destroying.


When people of Science deny Science; a hole opens up in human consciousness that cannot be filled. Like a Black Hole it draws everything into itself: swallowing, gulping, destroying.


Hydraulic fracking is the perverse, unimaginable act of a society that has completely lost its way. It is the sick brother of nuclear technology. It is so obviously wrong and the fact that it can be justified on the grounds of "economic growth" is proof that our leaders are woefully lost and flailing about for answers to the wrong questions.


Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Bopal, British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Dresden, 9/11 -- but a few examples of of the depravity of men looking for answers to the wrong questions.


We, citizens of the world, are at a crossroads. Do we comfortably vote for and allow the status quo to continue or do we take the other way -- the way of humanity connected to Creation and each other?


Hillary Clinton is a representative of those that continually ask the wrong questions. Bernie Sanders is trying to ask the right questions. It is as much now, we are very early in the societal paradigm shift, about asking the right questions as about having answers.


Society is coming full circle. The Age of Enlightenment ushered in the Modern World. The historic role of medicine men and shamans was ended -- the sterile religion based upon man's dominion over the earth won the day and predominated. Fracking is the natural outcome of man seeing himself as the Lord of the world. One must simply look at the depraved and destructive rule of despots throughout history to imagine the final outcome of our present course.


I was very attracted to Native American Spirituality early on. I was raised by a grandfather that told stories that contained messages. He had a biblical foundation. I was an iconoclastic, metaphysical young fellow -- I could connect with stories of coyote and spider. The extreme sadness I felt when reading about the massacre of Native Americans at Wounded Knee was even more poignant for my young self because it was, in part, initiated by a story (The Ghost Dance) told by a shaman called Wavoka that promised a devastated people a new beginning and hope.



Bernie is trying to tell such a story.


Corrupt governments don't like stories that offer hope and redemption based on opposition to the status quo. Hillary is painting Bernie as a Dreamer, unrealistic. Hillary is not aware of it but she is a product of Wounded Knee. She wants to kill the story.

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