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Steve Bhaerman is a writer, humorist and uncommontator who's been posing as cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda for the past 20 years. He is the author of seven books including Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here, co-written with Bruce Lipton. He has been an OpEd News contributor since 2006.
(4 comments) Friday, March 10, 2017 Oops - And a Shout-Out to Our Friends at OpEdNews
I got a concerned e-mail from the OpEdNews editor-in-chief, Rob Kall, who assumed I was suggesting it was OpEdNews that "fired" me ... and wondering how this misunderstanding occurred.
(3 comments) Thursday, March 10, 2016 How "Pravda" Reported Bernie's Win in Michigan
Fortunately, there is an upwising afoot and more and more Americans recognize the sad truth that our press is more interested in crowd control than truth. And the crowd is getting harder to control. Consider that the energy this election cycle is around the two candidates that have NOT been handpicked by the power structure, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
(3 comments) Thursday, March 3, 2016 Where Huff Post Draws the Line ... And Why We REALLY Need a People's Upwising
Because these topics are verboten, we have a body politic susceptible to the most outrageous of ideas and theories because we cannot trust the mainstream media to tell the truth. In a certain regard, the body politic must be kept ignorant at all costs and that ignorance has caused us to betray our own founding documents...
(22 comments) Friday, January 22, 2016 Top Ten Reasons to Support Bernie Sanders
There is an upwising afoot that may well bring the political climate change that got lost in a hopium haze eight years ago. The one candidate willing to confront the elephant (and donkey) in the living room -- pay-to-play politics where the unchecked, unbalanced, unmitigated power of money rules -- Bernie Sanders, is "berning" it up.
Thursday, December 31, 2015 For Whom the Trump Blows
Even in the darkest of times, it's always amazing to me how the Universe's Sense of Humor emerges to illuminate just about any "shituation". Here is a case in point...
(8 comments) Tuesday, December 2, 2014 The Audacity of Hopelessness -- Only We the People Can End "Futilism"
This is the perfect time to abandon all hope in the Democratic Party and its entrenched misleadership, and to concede that the oligarchy won the game it so blatantly and brutally fixed. No, the Democrats cannot out-Republican the Republicans, even if they shred their last shred of conscience.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 Independents Day - A People's Upwising
An awakening body politic is now beginning to see through the con game called "two party politics mediated by a media determined to create lots and lots of heat, and very little light"... an upwising is afoot. More and more Americans are wising up to the political sideshow as a "debate and switch" shell game...
(2 comments) Friday, May 16, 2014 5 Reasons I'm Supporting Marianne Williamson for Congress
My sense is there is a ripeness in both urgency and awareness -- which is why I am supporting my friend Marianne Williamson in her campaign for Congress as an Independent. You might ask, what difference would it make for one individual to be elected at a time when the moneyed forces seem to be occupying every seat of power?
(6 comments) Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Signs of Evolutionary Upwising - The Upside of Apocalypse
These challenging times have been described as "apocalyptic" and I say ... that's perfect because the original meaning of the word apocalypse is "lifting of the veils". It is now time to bring down the "irony curtain" and end the most toxic "don't ask, don't tell" policy of all - where we promise not to ask our government about its dark shadow, and it promises not to tell us.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 From Emergency to Emerge 'n See - The Upwising Is Gaining Momentum
Every year on this date, the "impropaganda" machine reminds Americans why we've been enlisted in an "endless war". This year for the first time, I sense that a critical mass of the heretofore-uncritical masses, aren't buying it. The sleeping giant called "we the people" has begun to awaken.
(2 comments) Wednesday, July 10, 2013 The Signs of the Upwising Are Everywhere! People Are Waking Up, Left and Right
Now that the whistle-blowers have gotten things started, the corporate state and its media apparatus are doing an excellent job of exposing themselves. The "irony curtain" -- the invisible wall of impropaganda that separates we the people from the truth -- is showing serious frays, as more and more otherwise mainstream citizens are catching glimpses of the emperor's bare buttocks...
(2 comments) Friday, June 14, 2013 America's Tiananmen Square - Confronting Not-Seeism
So ... America is waking up left and right, even as the mainstream media continues to distract and divert, willfully ignorant that we stand at a most significant moment in modern American history.
Edward Snowden stepping forward to expose the NSA's comprehensive surveillance measures is America's Tiananmen Square moment.
(1 comments) Tuesday, May 28, 2013 NPR's "Weakened Edition" -- and What We Can Do Anyway
This is simply an expression of the "kinder and gentler" form of totalitarianism where anything that challenges the authority of the corporate state (i.e., the coercive power of government in the service of big money) is simply ignored, and therefore dies from marginalization. Yes, totalitarianism ... or if you prefer a more creative term, "neo-feudalism".
(9 comments) Friday, May 24, 2013 March Against Monsanto ... and Beyond - From Disconnecting the Bad to Connecting the Good
Nonetheless, I WILL be in that number when millions gather this Saturday to STAND UP to Monsanto, and STAND FOR life, nature, and the heart and soul of who we are. To put it bluntly, Monsanto -- in its perverse desire to own and control all the seeds in the world -- is a true evil force that seeks to impose the heartless values of the machine on humanity and nature.
(2 comments) Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Swami Beyondananda To Speak At Conspiracy Con - Oh, and the Issue Isn't Conspiracy... It's Con's Piracy
Seeing the mechanisms of power "naked" can be shocking, to say the least. So it's understandable why the phrase "conspiracy theory" is used as a dismissal attack by those unwilling (or unable) to confront the unconfrontable. I mean, if you have credible evidence that our government killed John Kennedy and Martin Luther King, or allowed the 9/11 attacks to happen, what do you do about it? How do you "be" with it?
(4 comments) Saturday, April 20, 2013 Sometimes A Cigar Is Just A Cigar
In the wake of the tragic and senseless bombings in Boston this past Monday, three "usual suspects" emerged: It was the Muslims. It was the white supremacist gun nuts. It was the government pulling off yet another false flag attack. In this whodunit, each camp pre-concluded the perpetrator based on their worldview...
(27 comments) Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9/11: From State of Emergency to State of Emergent Seeing
It's been ten years since the Twin Towers attacks initiated the never-ending War on Terror. In the Orwellian logic that can only take hold in an atmosphere of fear, we have been collectively "convinced" that only totalitarianism can preserve our freedom. However, there is a deep awakening afoot, an "evolutionary upwising" as people from all sides emerge from the matrix of politics as usual to seek real answers...