Archive | June 2016

Saturn square Neptune in the winter of our discontent

It may only be winter in the southern hemisphere, but it may as well be across the entire planet this season, as hard reality bites into the dreams of glory for all of us.

Saturn square NeptuneThe square alignment between the slower outer planets Saturn and Neptune became exact in mid June, gradually separating to a maximum of only 1.5 degrees by mid August, and then, due to Saturn’s going stationary and then direct in that month, slowly narrows the gap until they align exactly yet again on September 11. This all occurs (in the tropical zodiac) between 10 and 12 degrees of the mutable signs Sagittarius and Pisces respectively for Saturn and Neptune. So throughout this period from June to September we can consider this square alignment to be active.

Two more contrary planets you will not find in the myths and symbolism of astrology. Saturn symbolises the hard reality and limitations of the material, while Neptune is associated with the mystical, ideal, visionary and abstract. When they align in a challenging 90 degree angle like this we see the symbolic struggle to ground or realize the dream. It symbolises confusion about what one really wants, frustration in co-ordinating efforts. Or just at the time one is about to realise one’s goals, circumstances – or one’s own insecurities – pulls the rug out from under one’s feet. This is traditionally the dilemma of the self-defeatist, like Arjuna the mighty warrior on the battlefield of Kurukshetra in the sacred Sanskrit Vedic text of Bhagavad Gita. Although fully competent to do battle, he wavers at the last minute due to confusion as to what is right and wrong, what is moral or not, and almost walks away from the fight in surrender, until Krishna, his friend and advisor instructs him on the value of the transcendent view of reality – a paradox if ever there was one. That is Saturn challenging Neptune for you. How to understand the immanent in the transcendent, spirit in matter, the abstract ideal in the world of apparent limitation and imperfection.

The self-defeatist is one who has lost the battle before even starting, and this is the danger symbolised by the current alignment this season. Confidence is sorely tested and uncertainty abounds. Faith is shaken by unexpected circumstances. This is when it is wise to simplify our everyday lives in order to avoid complications. When we begin to question our very goals and ambitions for ourselves, when we feel as if we may be unworthy or unqualified, or that the universe is not constructed to allow us such goals, then disappointment, discouragement and pessimism are the likely outcomes. However, these may all be illusory or even worse, self-fulfilling prophecies, where the mind of the self-defeatist becomes his or her own worst enemy. The solution is to not take yourself too seriously at this time, to keep it simple, and refrain from any major decision-making or changes if at all possible.

Another manifestation of the Saturn – Neptune square is illness, either a psychological caving in, or a physical difficulty, and the fear of loss of control that follows. More precisely Neptune is associated with poisons, drugs or pollution, and if we look at global affairs during this season, the Rio Olympics is a perfect example, with the risk of disease affecting the entire event. Athletes from all over the world now fear attending the Olympics due to the chance that they may catch the Zika Virus or due to the unacceptable levels of pollution in the Rio waters that could easily contaminate any visitor. Another challenge is the doping scandal amongst some athletes who are now being banned from competing. The problem is that an entire nation of Russia is being banned even though only a few of their athletes were found guilty. In both these incidences – disease and doping – we see the dreams of sportsmen and women who have sacrificed so much to attain this lifelong dream of making it to the Olympics, being systematically dashed in true Saturn square Neptune style. They are defeated before they even begin. Some simply refuse to attend out of fear over contagion, while others are unjustly deprived. The classic challenge of dreams and ideals versus hard reality of strict standards and laws. Even if those laws seem unfairly politically motivated. The sacrifice of one’s dreams due to realities of the world should be avoided now as much as possible. The challenge now is to make our dream a reality, so keep the faith comrades.

Another global event symbolising the Saturn – Neptune square is the Brexit vote. Saturn symbolises borders and boundaries, while Neptune is the opposite of all-inclusiveness or the dissolving of boundaries. Here the vote was cast and the borders and boundaries of Britain were once again firmly constructed as the inclusion in the EU came to a jolting end, thus challenging the foundation of the EU as a valid entity, testing their raison d’etre, their confidence and the confidence of the economy. The square alignment of these two planets is also associated with a weak or absent father or leader figure, and both Cameron, prime minister of UK, as well as Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party have been seen to be weak leaders whose leadership has been challenged. Curiously Cameron will resign in September, the very month that the square alignment becomes exact yet again. The leader or father figure (symbolised by Saturn) is being challenged (square aspect) as weak or is being lost due to the shake-up (Neptune). So much confusion, uncertainty and crisis of faith is being felt throughout the world now as a result of this simple Brexit referendum vote and the economic and political implications that will occur now during this alignment and beyond. Now Scotland, Ireland and others are all questioning their identity and allegiance to either UK or EU and this identity crisis will possibly rock the world still further in the coming months.

I wonder what the upcoming elections in South Africa on 3 August will manifest, falling on the day that the Sun trines Saturn as it squares Neptune? Already political killings are occurring, much like the assassination of British MP Toni Cox recently, just before the Brexit vote, by a fanatical nationalist. Here the ANC leadership is in crisis mode with internal factionalism, what to speak of opposition attack. The raison d’etre of the revolutionary liberation party is being questioned, with its leader President Zuma under severe crisis as weak and corrupt, with his over 700 criminal charges being reinstated now. Another manifestation of this aspect is guilt, which comes from the word “geld” which means to pay. Curiously one of the political parties campaigning for the August elections in RSA has been disqualified simply because they did not pay their entry fee in time. They confused the date of submission. In other words one can become easily confused about the hard realities of the law when Neptune in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius. Also President Zuma has to pay back the money, well at least R7 million of it, used to upgrade his private home. Payback time is here for those who have tried to blur the boundaries to suit their selfish interests. As with Brazil and UK, South Africa’s leader is being ousted and we find ourselves in the classic Saturn square Neptune scenario of a people with a weak or missing father or leader figure. Even Lesotho, a country wholly surrounded by South Africa, is in crisis with a questionable leadership, and is having an existential crisis of faith, debating whether it should simply join South Africa as a new province. Thus all over the world the boundaries and borders are being dissolved or redrawn across the map under these winds of change.

Guilt, however, should be avoided in our personal lives during this alignment, for often it is exaggerated. It may stem from feeling as if you are guilty of a debt and must continually make reparation or pay some sort of penance to God or Guru. If you feel the debt to the spiritual master must be repaid, then the route indicated at this time of Saturn – Neptune square is renunciation, without being too much of a martyr of course. This aspect is the archetype of the ascetic, monk or hermit, all noble callings for those who have realized the purports of the Vedic or Buddhist teachings. Practically (since not all of us are ascetics) one can simplify, cut out the superfluous and discipline oneself now in order to make concrete some higher ideal or vision. Selfless service is also recommended, which reminds us of the importance of compassion in a seemingly heartless world. Pay it forward and you are the beneficiary of a bigger heart. Remember that this alignment is exact again on the anniversary of 9/11, an event which has forced us all to keep an open heart and never become closed to the other who is merely a mirror of our self.

Source: https://julescape.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/saturn-square-neptune-in-the-winter-of-our-discontent/

Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone – Vietnam

If we do not know our history, we are doomed to repeat it. Nowhere is this more evident than in Film director and historian Oliver Stone’s 10 part documentary series “The Untold History of the United States”.

Untold history of United States - If we do not know our history, we are doomed to repeat it. Nowhere is this more evident than in Film director and historian Oliver Stone’s 10 part documentary series “The Untold History of the United Sates”. It was that great American and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Martin Luther King Jr who said “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government.” This was during the Vietnam war in the sixties, but nothing has changed. He also said that when there is more spent on war than social upliftment programmes, it is approaching “spiritual death”. And history shows that in America stability for their investments overrides human rights. In other words the luxurious quality of life enjoyed by Americans is derived on the backs of the oppressed globally, but perhaps we are unwilling to see that, to face up to the fact that our life is built on criminality, inhumanity. Let’s look at the history. JFK actually wanted to end the Vietnam war, but was assassinated, many conclude by his own CIA. That tells you a lot. Two days later LBJ stepped up the attack on Vietnam because “Americans hate to lose”. Winning an illegal immoral war was more important for those men with more brawn than brains, more important than humanity, than wisdom. Might makes right seems to be the way of America then and now. It was not about the threat of communism but rather 1st world versus 3rd world. Besides Vietnam, in the sixties all Latin American countries were also targets. Brazil was the first. In 1964 Brazil’s president recognised Cuba, was basically socialist. USA overthrew their government and installed an oppressor as their puppet leader. More South American countries fell soon after. Dominican Republic was next. (Read “Confessions of an economic hit man” by John Perkins to find out the history of CIA destruction of South America.) And not only South America. Greece supported a right wing government for years but Greeks wanted them out. Their military took over in ‘67, bringing even more torture and cruelty. The newly installed prime minister, a former captain in a Nazi battalion in WW2, became the first CIA agent to become premier of a European country. Let’s look at America’s history in Asia: Indonesia had the 3rd largest communist party in the world. Their leader threatened to nationalise US oil companies so in October 1965 CIA supported and backed a military takeover, killed 1 million innocents suspected of being communist, all the time backed by Australian and British intelligence services. USA installed another puppet leader that enriched himself and America for decades until overthrown by the people in 1998. USA personally admitted in 1968 that the Indonesian massacre was one of the worst mass murders of the twentieth century. Then came Vietnam. American leaders thought that if they wreaked enough havoc, killed enough people, Vietnam would submit. That was their first mistake. Two months after JFK’s death in 1964 a covert war in Vietnam began. President LBJ, who followed JFK was a pathological liar, much like the Bush administration in their search for WMDs. It would take years for the American people to discover the false origins of the Vietnam war, namely the fabricated Gulf of Tonkin incident. It took the government 40 minutes to decide to launch the Vietnam war. Around then LBJ was re-elected on a campaign for peace, but then he began an escalation where anything that moved was a legitimate target. That began the use of cluster bombs, napalm and white phosphorous that burned the skin to the bone and caused horrific deaths. These are currently banned chemical weapons which were used en masse by America in Vietnam. You remember the phrase from the movie Apocalypse Now: “I love the smell of napalm in the morning”. USA basically dropped 3 times as many bombs on tiny Vietnam as it did in the entire WW2. Between 5 and 7 million peasants were forcibly resettled in barbed wire camps. Murder of civilians became commonplace. In October 1967 student protests began against the Vietnam war. They were blamed on communists but failed to ever prove that. Even Dr Martin Luther King Jr was targeted as communist. In the Summer of 1967, about 75 major riots, some lasting 2 days broke out. CIA fake front groups were discovered, like the Ford Foundation. During the Oct ‘67 march to Pentagon, people chanted. “Hey hey LBJ how many kids did you kill today?” McNamara (then minister of defence who later went on to become head of the world bank) tried to advise LBJ that more bombing would not work but he was the typical American bully – his immature ego did not allow him to walk away from a fight without being an outright winner, he did not have the wisdom to negotiate peace, did not have the spiritual or moral depth to rise above a useless fight, was unable to hear his conscience as he sent more ad more innocent men to their deaths. A monster basically, a psychopath, and that is still America in a nutshell today. The psyche of America is a tyrannical bully who thinks might is right and they will gorge themselves on cheap products at the death, torture and abuse of poorer countries. Here is the evidence. Here is the proof. History speaks for itself, before being rewritten by the victors that is. USA is a nation bred to think themselves exceptional, better, and the winner at all costs, where the life of another human being is worth less than their own. That is the moral bankruptcy of America. Welcome to the world of the real. After dropping more than all of the bombs in all of Europe in WW2 America had achieved nothing in Vietnam. LBJ’s ego was wounded by 1968 and he did not seek second term. Ultimately by denying his compassion, he suffered from the true American disease – the fear of weakness. The FBI was trying to disrupt the antiwar movement. They pursued Martin Luther King Jr until his assassination in 1968. Academics spoke out, as well as the recently deceased Mohammed Ali, who stood against the military draft, saying “I ain’t going ten thousand miles to go murder and kill other poor people...you’re my enemy...you’re my opposer when I want freedom, justice, equality. You want me to go fight for you when you won’t fight for me right here in America.” Then Bobby Kennedy (brother of JFK) ran for president on a platform of “dealing with our own problems in our own country and peace in Vietnam” but he was also strangely gunned down, a blow to the heart of the reform movement. However peace activism then went global as students throughout Europe and Mexico protested, upset with their parents’ conformist choices. The summer of 1968 showed America what they had never seen before - their country as aggressor both at home via police brutality as well as abroad, and the gulf between left wing and right was seen as an internal civil war. Nixon then won on the fear of blacks, communists and rising unrest. He waged more war however, along with that war criminal Henry Kissinger. Systematic and ruthless bombing continued in Vietnam, and secretly into neighbouring Cambodia, hiding it from his own congress. In other words not only were most of the people kept in the dark about the degree of war being waged by their politicians, but even most of the politicians were unaware of the degree of murderous maniacal war being waged by their own leader. It seeped out in November 1969 as journalists revealed how soldiers had massacred an entire village of 500, babies, pregnant women and old people scalped without a single shot ever being fired at the American forces. The dehumanisation akin to the war crime in Japan in WW2 arose. Ultimately Vietnam was fighting for their own land and so were never going to lose against the foreign invading enemy from a distant land. John Quincy Adams, America’s 6th president warned in the 1820s already that a nation should not go “abroad in search of monsters to destroy”. And that is what distinguishes the wars of countries like Russia, Iran and others with those of America. Seldom if ever do the former have any interest in fighting any further than their own neighbours, when on the other hand America is constantly going to other ends of the planet to destroy civilizations, nations and generations of people in their quest for world domination, planetary exploitation and blatant inhumanity, which some would call outright evil. Americans, in the mould of US General Patton, cannot tolerate being a loser and play to win all the time, believing they will never lose a war. But they have already lost the moral war decades ago, they have already lost their moral compass, have lost the moral high ground, have lost their very humanity and right to claim leadership or domination over planet Earth and all her people. They have lost their soul and are breeding soulless, inhumane people, for by supporting the inhumanity of your nation you are either totally ignorant, or you are complicit in its evils which support your life of luxury. Ignorance is no excuse, therefore America and Americans and those who run to take shelter of America, will always be the moral degenerate, the spiritually bankrupt, the oppressor and the tyrant, the imperialist and the coloniser. Its just that now the colony is this entire planet. Kill your own people who protest for peace, deny them the very rights that your forefathers gave you. Abandon the UN human rights and rules of war. Wage war on any who oppose your desire to take their resources for your lust, like Palestine and many others. And by so doing fuel the fever of hatred towards you that simply increases the very system you try to crush, and simultaneously indirectly justifies those who become the Khmer Rouge despots, the Muslim terrorists, who become your own enemy, all trying to oppose your invasion. You breed your own enemies by your very strategy of “diplomacy by the stick”. And you have created and engineered some of the worst right wing despots in South America, East Asia and the world. American CIA-backed tyrants who have sold out to your materialistic allures at the expense of the millions oppressed, at the expense of their own countries. So whether you are a big sell-out or a little sell-out, as long as you take shelter of the American hand that feeds you, you are siding with the enemy, with the corrupt, and you have joined them in your moral bankruptcy, your spiritual decrepitude. Learn your history and look at yourself people, this is who we are. How do you feel about who we have become? Besides Vietnam, millions of Cambodians died because of Americas involvement there, along with their direct support of the dictator Pol Pott. Eventually mutinies amongst US troops in Vietnam became the biggest in 100 years of war on the planet because young soldiers were morally simply unable to perform the crimes demanded by their military generals in Vietnam. That is what helped to end the war – moral conscience of the masses, not the wise policy of the leaders. But Nixon continued, even bombing Laos, where civilian casualties soared, and still people re-elected Nixon who bombed still more. The world cried out in horror until finally peace was signed in Paris, with America agreeing before the world to pay $750 million to Vietnam. But they never paid. They reneged. Nor have they ever apologised. Eventually Nixon was forced to resign due to his Watergate scandal, but he avoided prison while 40 of his staff went to jail for him. Kissinger, who helped run the Vietnam war, was given a shared Nobel Peace prize (the other man turned it down showing his moral superiority) and was promoted to Secretary of State. What a farce. Much like the Nobel peace prize given to Obama recently, despite him being the president who has ordered more drone attacks than any other before him. Are the American people really that stupid? I don’t think so. I think that they have been raised on an illusion of “exceptionalism” and have been cheated, deluded and blinded to the truth by a controlled media as to the crimes of their leaders. For Nixon’s fear that communism would spread never appeared. That was the very reason why USA went to war in Vietnam in the first place. It was an illusion. Even McNamara the general behind Nixon, LBJ and the Vietnam war, was shocked when he went to Vietnam in 1995 and found out that not 2 million but almost 4 million Vietnamese had been killed by America in their war, (along with their 58 000 American dead), the country ruined, unexploded bombs littering the lands, 19 million gallons of herbicide poisoned swathes of countryside, so that the effects of chemical warfare are still felt today, just like Iraq. And all of it was glorified in movies like Rambo. History has been distorted in the psyche of Americans. PTSD has damaged an entire generation of forced combatants from Vietnam, as the truth is erased from the American psyche, taught not to feel guilty, that it was not shameful, that it was actually noble, disguised and sanitised lies that it is for freedom and democracy. What a farce. What an atrocity. What hubris; history must be remembered otherwise it will be repeated, as it has in Iraq. In Vietnam there are no forests left, agent orange is all about, with horrid birth defects occurring, and no apology, although in 1995 Clinton at least recognised Vietnam, but the details are being erased from consciousness, whitewashed with sanitised lies. Lamenting the 58 000 American dead but showing no value or concern for the 3.8 million Vietnamese dead is the epitome of hubris – pure arrogance. You think you are doing God’s service while actually violating all His laws. American history, it seems, boils down to America against the poor of the earth, with collateral damage, in the name of fighting communism. For America has 6.3% of the world population, but has 50% of the wealth, in a land where power dictates over human rights. Vietnam may have ended but America then turned on Chile, trying to oust Allende, the most popular leader of his people in a generation. When he made his case at the UN about American abuses, he was met with wild appreciation. Still the CIA went in on September 11 1973 and took him out. Pinochet took power as a puppet for America, bringing tyranny to his people. Argentina followed suit from 1976 to 1983 with thousands being killed by the American-installed right wing puppet leader, a story repeated numerous times right up to today in current Ukraine. Who benefits from this? The American citizens of course, and perhaps the family of a few tyrants and despots who sell out to America. And who suffers? Entire nations under the yolk of America’s puppet dictators in South America and East Asia, for generations. The military industrial complex makes millions of dollars in defence contracts boosting the American economy, and fattens the American citizen, citizens fattened on the blood and death of the rest of the world. Thus reveals our history. And if that is not enough of a blight on the earth, in 1971 Nixon repealed the gold standard and the Bretton Woods economic treaty to keep America flush, but as history reveals, it ultimately caused the gradual destruction of the entire global capitalist financial system. The 2007 global financial crash is a result, as well as the systematic ease with which elite bankers and traders can exploit and defraud the financial system from within, by for example rigging the LIBOR rates and rigging the gold price. Regulations were there for a reason – to prevent corruption, exploitation and melt down. By removing the regulations to save America’s belly, Nixon and America engineered the economic disaster and human poverty seen today by most while a few elite wallow like pigs. America is, it now turns out, the Paper Tiger that China once thought it was, as it lives on borrowed money and borrowed time, getting fat by drinking the blood of the world’s poor. But then they simply learned it from their forefathers, the UK and European colonisers, against the poor of the earth, the most vulnerable, under the excuse of “collateral damage”. In this way 6% of the worlds population enjoys 50% of the wealth. Such disparity will continue as long as might is right and morality is suppressed by barbaric greed.

In this God we trust?

It was that great American and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Martin Luther King Jr who said “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government.” This was during the Vietnam war in the sixties, but nothing has changed. He also said that when there is more spent on war than social upliftment programmes, it is approaching “spiritual death”. And history shows that in America stability for their investments overrides human rights. In other words the luxurious quality of life enjoyed by Americans is derived on the backs of the oppressed globally, but perhaps we are unwilling to see that, to face up to the fact that our life is built on criminality, inhumanity.

Let’s look at the history. JFK actually wanted to end the Vietnam war, but was assassinated, many conclude by his own CIA. That tells you a lot. Two days later LBJ stepped up the attack on Vietnam because “Americans hate to lose”. Winning an illegal immoral war was more important for those men with more brawn than brains, more important than humanity, than wisdom. Might makes right seems to be the way of America then and now. It was not about the threat of communism but rather 1st world versus 3rd world.

Besides Vietnam, in the sixties all Latin American countries were also targets. Brazil was the first. In 1964 Brazil’s president recognised Cuba, was basically socialist. USA overthrew their government and installed an oppressor as their puppet leader. More South American countries fell soon after. Dominican Republic was next. (Read “Confessions of an economic hit man” by John Perkins to find out the history of CIA destruction of South America.) And not only South America. Greece supported a right wing government for years but Greeks wanted them out. Their military took over in ‘67, bringing even more torture and cruelty. The newly installed prime minister, a former captain in a Nazi battalion in WW2, became the first CIA agent to become premier of a European country.

Let’s look at America’s history in Asia: Indonesia had the 3rd largest communist party in the world. Their leader threatened to nationalise US oil companies so in October 1965 CIA supported and backed a military takeover, killed 1 million innocents suspected of being communist, all the time backed by Australian and British intelligence services. USA installed another puppet leader that enriched himself and America for decades until overthrown by the people in 1998. USA personally admitted in 1968 that the Indonesian massacre was one of the worst mass murders of the twentieth century. Then came Vietnam.

American leaders thought that if they wreaked enough havoc, killed enough people, Vietnam would submit. That was their first mistake. Two months after JFK’s death in 1964 a covert war in Vietnam began. President LBJ, who followed JFK was a pathological liar, much like the Bush administration in their search for WMDs. It would take years for the American people to discover the false origins of the Vietnam war, namely the fabricated Gulf of Tonkin incident. It took the government 40 minutes to decide to launch the Vietnam war. Around then LBJ was re-elected on a campaign for peace, but then he began an escalation where anything that moved was a legitimate target. That began the use of cluster bombs, napalm and white phosphorous that burned the skin to the bone and caused horrific deaths. These are currently banned chemical weapons which were used en masse by America in Vietnam. You remember the phrase from the movie Apocalypse Now: “I love the smell of napalm in the morning”. USA basically dropped 3 times as many bombs on tiny Vietnam as it did in the entire WW2. Between 5 and 7 million peasants were forcibly resettled in barbed wire camps. Murder of civilians became commonplace.

In October 1967 student protests began against the Vietnam war. They were blamed on communists but failed to ever prove that. Even Dr Martin Luther King Jr was targeted as communist. In the Summer of 1967, about 75 major riots, some lasting 2 days broke out. CIA fake front groups were discovered, like the Ford Foundation. During the Oct ‘67 march to Pentagon, people chanted. “Hey hey LBJ how many kids did you kill today?” McNamara (then minister of defence who later went on to become head of the world bank) tried to advise LBJ that more bombing would not work but he was the typical American bully – his immature ego did not allow him to walk away from a fight without being an outright winner, he did not have the wisdom to negotiate peace, did not have the spiritual or moral depth to rise above a useless fight, was unable to hear his conscience as he sent more ad more innocent men to their deaths. A monster basically, a psychopath, and that is still America in a nutshell today. The psyche of America is a tyrannical bully who thinks might is right and they will gorge themselves on cheap products at the death, torture and abuse of poorer countries. Here is the evidence. Here is the proof. History speaks for itself, before being rewritten by the victors that is. USA is a nation bred to think themselves exceptional, better, and the winner at all costs, where the life of another human being is worth less than their own. That is the moral bankruptcy of America. Welcome to the world of the real.

After dropping more than all of the bombs in all of Europe in WW2 America had achieved nothing in Vietnam. LBJ’s ego was wounded by 1968 and he did not seek second term. Ultimately by denying his compassion, he suffered from the true American disease – the fear of weakness. The FBI was trying to disrupt the antiwar movement. They pursued Martin Luther King Jr until his assassination in 1968. Academics spoke out, as well as the recently deceased Mohammed Ali, who stood against the military draft, saying “I ain’t going ten thousand miles to go murder and kill other poor people…you’re my enemy…you’re my opposer when I want freedom, justice, equality. You want me to go fight for you when you won’t fight for me right here in America.”

Then Bobby Kennedy (brother of JFK) ran for president on a platform of “dealing with our own problems in our own country and peace in Vietnam” but he was also strangely gunned down, a blow to the heart of the reform movement. However peace activism then went global as students throughout Europe and Mexico protested, upset with their parents’ conformist choices. The summer of 1968 showed America what they had never seen before – their country as aggressor both at home via police brutality as well as abroad, and the gulf between left wing and right was seen as an internal civil war.

Nixon then won on the fear of blacks, communists and rising unrest. He waged more war however, along with that war criminal Henry Kissinger. Systematic and ruthless bombing continued in Vietnam, and secretly into neighbouring Cambodia, hiding it from his own congress. In other words not only were most of the people kept in the dark about the degree of war being waged by their politicians, but even most of the politicians were unaware of the degree of murderous maniacal war being waged by their own leader. It seeped out in November 1969 as journalists revealed how soldiers had massacred an entire village of 500, babies, pregnant women and old people scalped without a single shot ever being fired at the American forces. The dehumanisation akin to the war crime in Japan in WW2 arose. Ultimately Vietnam was fighting for their own land and so were never going to lose against the foreign invading enemy from a distant land. John Quincy Adams, America’s 6th president warned in the 1820s already that a nation should not go “abroad in search of monsters to destroy”. And that is what distinguishes the wars of countries like Russia, Iran and others with those of America. Seldom if ever do the former have any interest in fighting any further than their own neighbours, when on the other hand America is constantly going to other ends of the planet to destroy civilizations, nations and generations of people in their quest for world domination, planetary exploitation and blatant inhumanity, which some would call outright evil.

Americans, in the mould of US General Patton, cannot tolerate being a loser and play to win all the time, believing they will never lose a war. But they have already lost the moral war decades ago, they have already lost their moral compass, have lost the moral high ground, have lost their very humanity and right to claim leadership or domination over planet Earth and all her people. They have lost their soul and are breeding soulless, inhumane people, for by supporting the inhumanity of your nation you are either totally ignorant, or you are complicit in its evils which support your life of luxury. Ignorance is no excuse, therefore America and Americans and those who run to take shelter of America, will always be the moral degenerate, the spiritually bankrupt, the oppressor and the tyrant, the imperialist and the coloniser. Its just that now the colony is this entire planet.

America history, Vietnam, NixonKill your own people who protest for peace, deny them the very rights that your forefathers gave you. Abandon the UN human rights and rules of war. Wage war on any who oppose your desire to take their resources for your lust, like Palestine and many others. And by so doing fuel the fever of hatred towards you that simply increases the very system you try to crush, and simultaneously indirectly justifies those who become the Khmer Rouge despots, the Muslim terrorists, who become your own enemy, all trying to oppose your invasion. You breed your own enemies by your very strategy of “diplomacy by the stick”. And you have created and engineered some of the worst right wing despots in South America, East Asia and the world. American CIA-backed tyrants who have sold out to your materialistic allures at the expense of the millions oppressed, at the expense of their own countries. So whether you are a big sell-out or a little sell-out, as long as you take shelter of the American hand that feeds you, you are siding with the enemy, with the corrupt, and you have joined them in your moral bankruptcy, your spiritual decrepitude. Learn your history and look at yourself people, this is who we are. How do you feel about who we have become?

Besides Vietnam, millions of Cambodians died because of Americas involvement there, along with their direct support of the dictator Pol Pott. Eventually mutinies amongst US troops in Vietnam became the biggest in 100 years of war on the planet because young soldiers were morally simply unable to perform the crimes demanded by their military generals in Vietnam. That is what helped to end the war – moral conscience of the masses, not the wise policy of the leaders. But Nixon continued, even bombing Laos, where civilian casualties soared, and still people re-elected Nixon who bombed still more. The world cried out in horror until finally peace was signed in Paris, with America agreeing before the world to pay $750 million to Vietnam. But they never paid. They reneged. Nor have they ever apologised.

Eventually Nixon was forced to resign due to his Watergate scandal, but he avoided prison while 40 of his staff went to jail for him. Kissinger, who helped run the Vietnam war, was given a shared Nobel Peace prize (the other man turned it down showing his moral superiority) and was promoted to Secretary of State. What a farce. Much like the Nobel peace prize given to Obama recently, despite him being the president who has ordered more drone attacks than any other before him. Are the American people really that stupid? I don’t think so. I think that they have been raised on an illusion of “exceptionalism” and have been cheated, deluded and blinded to the truth by a controlled media as to the crimes of their leaders. For Nixon’s fear that communism would spread never appeared. That was the very reason why USA went to war in Vietnam in the first place. It was an illusion.

Even McNamara the general behind Nixon, LBJ and the Vietnam war, was shocked when he went to Vietnam in 1995 and found out that not 2 million but almost 4 million Vietnamese had been killed by America in their war, (along with their 58 000 American dead), the country ruined, unexploded bombs littering the lands, 19 million gallons of herbicide poisoned swathes of countryside, so that the effects of chemical warfare are still felt today, just like Iraq. And all of it was glorified in movies like Rambo. History has been distorted in the psyche of Americans. PTSD has damaged an entire generation of forced combatants from Vietnam, as the truth is erased from the American psyche, taught not to feel guilty, that it was not shameful, that it was actually noble, disguised and sanitised lies that it is for freedom and democracy. What a farce. What an atrocity. What hubris; history must be remembered otherwise it will be repeated, as it has in Iraq.

In Vietnam there are no forests left, agent orange is all about, with horrid birth defects occurring, and no apology, although in 1995 Clinton at least recognised Vietnam, but the details are being erased from consciousness, whitewashed with sanitised lies. Lamenting the 58 000 American dead but showing no value or concern for the 3.8 million Vietnamese dead is the epitome of hubris – pure arrogance. You think you are doing God’s service while actually violating all His laws.

American history, it seems, boils down to America against the poor of the earth, with collateral damage, in the name of fighting communism. For America has 6.3% of the world population, but has 50% of the wealth, in a land where power dictates over human rights. Vietnam may have ended but America then turned on Chile, trying to oust Allende, the most popular leader of his people in a generation. When he made his case at the UN about American abuses, he was met with wild appreciation. Still the CIA went in on September 11 1973 and took him out. Pinochet took power as a puppet for America, bringing tyranny to his people. Argentina followed suit from 1976 to 1983 with thousands being killed by the American-installed right wing puppet leader, a story repeated numerous times right up to today in current Ukraine. Who benefits from this? The American citizens of course, and perhaps the family of a few tyrants and despots who sell out to America. And who suffers? Entire nations under the yolk of America’s puppet dictators in South America and East Asia, for generations. The military industrial complex makes millions of dollars in defence contracts boosting the American economy, and fattens the American citizen, citizens fattened on the blood and death of the rest of the world. Thus reveals our history.

And if that is not enough of a blight on the earth, in 1971 Nixon repealed the gold standard and the Bretton Woods economic treaty to keep America flush, but as history reveals, it ultimately caused the gradual destruction of the entire global capitalist financial system. The 2007 global financial crash is a result, as well as the systematic ease with which elite bankers and traders can exploit and defraud the financial system from within, by for example rigging the LIBOR rates and rigging the gold price. Regulations were there for a reason – to prevent corruption, exploitation and melt down. By removing the regulations to save America’s belly, Nixon and America engineered the economic disaster and human poverty seen today by most while a few elite wallow like pigs. America is, it now turns out, the Paper Tiger that China once thought it was, as it lives on borrowed money and borrowed time, getting fat by drinking the blood of the world’s poor. But then they simply learned it from their forefathers, the UK and European colonisers, against the poor of the earth, the most vulnerable, under the excuse of “collateral damage”. In this way 6% of the worlds population enjoys 50% of the wealth. Such disparity will continue as long as might is right and morality is suppressed by barbaric greed. And that’s why we are where we are today. Watch the documentary series by American director Oliver Stone to find out still more. Or watch this space for my next installment.

Source: https://julescape.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/untold-history-of-the-united-states-by-oliver-stone-vietnam/

You Brexit, you pays for it…Retrograde of the Malefics (Mars and Saturn) sees us going back to our old ways

Brexit could be the biggest event in Europe since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. Borders redrawn, economies reborn and empires withdrawn. Now that one domino has fallen like a brick in a fragile wall, others could easily follow, and the EU, like the USSR, may be seeing its twilight years sooner than expected.

Saturn retrograde, BrexitAll this past month the meltdown of the EU has had us been slowly occurring while Mars and Saturn continue their retrograde movement through the heavens. Nobody should think for a moment that the planets made it happen. Rather the planetary realms of astrology can be seen as the realm of myth and metaphor, where lessons can be learned, parables and legends reflected upon for their timeless mysteries and analogies to today’s events.

With the legends of Mars and Saturn we find Medieval scholars labelling them as difficult archetypes to assimilate. Theirs’ is a bitter medicine to swallow. They represent the Archetypal taskmaster, bringing austerity, renunciation, thwarted ambition and a frustration born of unrequited desire or lost opportunity. Their lessons were traditionally those of discipline, limitation and retreat. Symbolically the UK has – by leaving the EU – gone back on its contract, walked away from the relationship and basically forced a divorce that not only leaves both parties unsatisfied in some way, but also forces the loss of billions of Pounds Sterling in value overnight as currencies topple from their inflated positions of global superiority and supposed invincibility. Saturn retrograde symbolises – amongst other things – the bubble bursting, the high climber falling, the excess of imagination rudely awakened by the cold light of day, the hard landing of flights of fancy. Saturn is archetypally the ultimate reality check, more valuable than a rain check or a bounced check based on a Ponzi scheme or a reshuffling of numbers on a screen, numbers representing so much yet simultaneously signifying nothing. Nothing one can hold in the hand or build your house on.

And the truth seems to have dawned that one cannot cobble together a world of nations of such divergent stature and style just by forcing the Saturnine straight jacket of a uniform economy on them. The centre will not hold. Things will fall apart. Saturnine retrograde symbolism echoes of the fall from inflated heights, like Icarus trying to fly to the Sun, Babel attempting to build a stairway to heaven, Europe trying to form a Union. When billionaires like Soros and Rockefeller try as they have to artificially build their globalized one world order, forcing southern Europe to accept inflated prices aligned to northern Europe, as they did when joining the EU at the start, naturally the people stoically accepted it, despite exorbitant price hikes as the Spanish, Portuguese or Greek prices went soaring overnight. The UK also tolerated having to spend billions annually to belong to a club that benefited those elite social and economic engineers, but eventually reality brought home the realization that it was an illusion. It may have been backed by logic and rationale, but the UK worker wanted none of the porous borders with its flood of migrant labour. Saturnine borders had to be reinstated. And so it was.

The retrograde periods of Mars and Saturn symbolise in mythic astrological analogy the time to go back and review your past foundations, structures and alliances, your past ways of expressing your power, desire or ambition, and to see if they measure up. By holding a referendum Britain was testing its systems, and the voice of the people came through saying “It doesn’t work, we don’t like it, end the attempt.” They turned their back on an artificial imposition, they took back their power, they learned how to say No. Saturn will show up the empire’s new clothes for what they are. Even old elite economic aristocrats, like the Bilderbergers have been shown wanting by the common man in the working industrial towns of UK, as shown in the voting demographic after the Brexit vote. Only a fool will carry on propping up a fraudulent empire and it’s corrupt emperor in his castle in Brussles, and so it has come to pass.

And this retreat, this apparent going backwards, this reversal of the EU dream, has all occurred over the past few months while up to five planets at once were all in retrograde motion (see a previous article), Mars, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto being the four in retrograde currently as the Brexit is announced. Thus we see the imaginary Empire of the elite crumbling as the Neptunian dream is shattered by the Saturnian reality of the Plutonian power of the masses, the mob, the plebs, who use their vote to show their true desires, in an unprecedented turnout on voting day. And how lucky they are, for in Germany a referendum is not even allowed. Germans no longer allow the masses to have a referendum – about anything. Already Germany has gone so far as to forbid referenda. Elections are there but they have already confiscated the power of the vote over other issues from the people, they have yoked their masses to the will of their Reich. But in UK the last vestiges of free will remain, and now that UK has shown Europe what they can do if they wish to simply remember their power, the Plutonian power of the mass, the mob, they too may be inspired to action, and before long Greece, Spain, Netherlands and anyone else who wishes to lift the yoke of elitist shepherding may hold their own referenda and let the people have their say.

There may be arguments for the EU which are as valid as those against, but fate, or the will of the masses, has determined the eventual outcome, and it is not a happy one. When your currency loses so much value overnight, nobody is going to be feeling like a winner, but the austerity seems to be what the people prefer in the long run compared to the obligations demanded up to now, where they felt dictated to by outside players in Brussels. It may take time to see if this was really the best decision, but one thing we can clearly observe with this historic Brexit is the desire for freedom, self-determination and the power of the common people. Mars retrograde symbolically represents the personal ambition and desire of a nation forced to tow the line until the retrograde comes, at which point the suppressed desires of the people erupt from down below and, like a volcano, burst forth with blowback sometimes greater than would have been normally experienced, had the real expression thereof been allowed in the first place. This is a perfect example of the futility of artificial renunciation, of trying to force the desires into the unconscious, trying to dictate to the masses. It will not last. Don’t be surprised if more countries follow UK and soon we see a Nexit, Grexit and Sexit. After all, if you can’t join them, beat them.

Source: https://julescape.wordpress.com/2016/06/25/you-brexit-you-pays-for-it-retrograde-of-the-malefics-mars-and-saturn-sees-us-going-back-to-our-old-ways/