Ex-CIA Agent Recounts Violent Arrest on Capitol Hill for Protesting CIA Torture

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, a decorated intelligence officer who served under seven presidents, was rushed out of the Senate for speaking out of turn as an audience member during Haspel’s confirmation hearing. As a former CIA employee, McGovern seemed intent on letting Congress know he didn’t think it was prudent for someone intimately involved with the CIA’s illegal torture program to be running the agency.

According to McGovern, Haspel’s lack of fitness is closely linked to America’s “cardinal sin” of racism, he told Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear.

“You can’t torture people who look like you. You can, but it’s much more — much more — difficult. You look at the people we’ve tortured; they don’t look like us. We call them ‘towel-heads,’ we call them ‘camel-jockeys.’ By ‘we’ I say — our soldiers are indoctrinated to do that,” McGovern told host John Kiriakou, himself a former CIA agent who led the capture of al-Qaeda logistics operative Abu Zubaydah in 2002, and host Brian Becker.

“Once you marginalize, once you dehumanize people, you could do anything you want,” McGovern continued. “So that’s part of it. That’s also part of what I experienced in my 27 hours in the DC jail with my African-American brothers.”

Zubaydah, a Saudi Arabian citizen, was perhaps the first person subjected to the CIA’s newly launched torture program, which took off after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. After Zubaydah was captured in Faisalabad, Pakistan, in March 2002, he was shipped off to a then-secret prison (or “black site”) in Thailand where he was subjected to “enhanced interrogation techniques” like waterboarding, which would soon become a national buzzword. Haspel oversaw such techniques at the site when she later took it over, and also directed the destruction of documents recording the torture later, when the program was exposed.

In addition to strategizing the most effective cocktail of torture — waterboarding, forced nudity, sleep deprivation and physical assault — Haspel, who is US President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next director of the CIA, reportedly destroyed video footage of the events in 2005, despite knowing that this violated the law. Since Mike Pompeo resigned from the CIA director’s chair in Trump’s cabinet to assume the office of Secretary of State in April, Haspel has been the acting director of America’s spy agency.

​”I would call that ‘obstruction of justice’ and ‘destroying evidence.’ And the last time I checked, those were felonies,” Kiriakou said.

In a video of the assault on McGovern by US Capitol Police, he says, “I wish you wouldn’t beat up an old man. I’m not resisting. No, I’m not. I’m laying on the ground,” as one of his arms is dislocated from its socket by the guards.

“When I went in there, I had no intention to do anything specific,” McGovern told Radio Sputnik.

But then Senator Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina who serves as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, provided what McGovern recalls as entrancing opening remarks.

“I was quite entranced with how Senator Richard Burr from North Carolina, how he started his speech: He said, ‘Now this is an open hearing. And that means we’ll go to closed session for secret stuff. But I suppose there will be some people who want to make a statement — if you want to make a statement, make it quick, quick and be gone.’”

“I said to myself, ‘Wow, maybe I’ll take advantage of that later.’ After an hour and a half of Gina Haspel dodging and weaving, Senator Wyden says, ‘Were you in charge there, at that secret base where al-Nasiri was tortured, yes or no?’ ‘Senator, that’s classified information, we have to go to secret session.’ Now, Wyden ran out of time, right,” McGovern laughed.

“His next question would have been: ‘Well Ms. Haspel, who was it that classified that,’ and she would have had to say, ‘Well I did, actually.’ So he had the spectacle of the nominee classifying, putting out of the public hearing, so that Americans don’t get to know that she was in charge, indeed. Everyone knows she was in charge. Every one of those senators knew because they have the documents. She was in charge of that blacksite in Thailand.”

McGovern continued, referring to himself in the third person. “So here’s McGovern. Finally, the cop between McGovern and Haspel goes to the bathroom… So I go up and say as politely as I can,” ‘I think Senator Wyden is entitled to a straight answer to that question. The answer, of course, is yes, she was in charge. The prospect of her classifying it — ‘ and then, all of the sudden, I was set upon by four uniformed policemen and I lost control of my freedom there. And you saw the rest of it,” McGovern said.

The government charged McGovern with two counts of resisting arrest and unlawfully disrupting Congress, the Washington Examiner reports.

McGovern also lamented changes he perceives at the agency he gave his professional career to. “After 9/11, everything changed, including these people” working at the CIA involved with the enhanced interrogation program under the color of legal authority, he said. “All the sudden, they lost all sense of a moral code. And there they are, whooping up with Gina Haspel.”

Source Article from http://govtslaves.info/2018/05/ex-cia-agent-recounts-violent-arrest-on-capitol-hill-for-protesting-cia-torture/

Christians Under Constant, Violent Attacks from Jewish Groups in Jerusalem

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Media Ignore Violent Criminal Past of Local Anti-NRA Dallas Protest Organizer

Once again, protests against the NRA at its annual convention, this time in Dallas, have been pathetic.

Turnout has been “shockingly small.” One event had “maybe 100 (people), half of whom were journalists.” An actress involved in the protest movement attended — accompanied by allegedly armed security guards, who illegally “chase(d) Texans out of a public park simply because they asked if she uses armed defense.”

Topping it all: The press has ignored the long criminal record — including violence against a small child — of local anti-NRA organizer Dominique Alexander.

To say that Alexander is prone to hyperbole is akin to saying that water is wet. On April 30, he predicted that “thousands” would protest at the NRA convention. The Los Angeles Times eagerly reported that promise:

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Alexander appears to have seriously exaggerated actual results after the protest occurred — and NPR relayed it without challenge:

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The Dallas Morning News reported that “A few hundred people attended multiple peaceful protests at Dallas City Hall and at Belo Gardens during the day,” and that the “few hundred” represented “both sides of the gun debate.”

No one has seemed interested in Dominique Alexander’s background except CRTV’s Steven Crowder.

Crowder, posing as “Jean-Guy Tremblay,” a vociferous Canadian gun-control activist in a wheelchair, went to one of the protests to ask Alexander about items in his criminal record in a series of “This can’t be true, can it?” questions.

Here’s that video’s opening (questions are spliced together from later footage; h/t Moonbattery):

Transcript:

STEVEN CROWDER: You have a record: Stealing a car, leading police on (a) chase, and beating a two-year old girl, causing body injury. Man, what’s that, man?

“That” is all true:

“(In 2011) he was arrested for stealing a car.”

“(In 2012) he was involved in a domestic disturbance that led to a police chase through the streets of Carrollton.”

“(In 2011) he pled guilty … to injuring his ex-girlfriend’s 2-year-old child.” (He had been arrested on that charge in July 2009.)

There’s much more:

  • He was “convicted of a felony forgery charge in January 2013.”
  • In 2016, “Alexander was charged with theft of property between $2,500 and $30,000 …”
  • He was sentenced in 2016 “to two years for violating his probation on multiple occasions. The most recent violation occurred when he left the state not once but twice without telling his probation officer.”

Crowder’s full video reveals (at the 3:15 mark) that at the 2016 Black Lives Matter rally led by alleged gun-control advocate Alexander where five Dallas cops were slaughtered by Micah Johnson, initial police “confusion about the number of shooters was partly because about 20 protesters wearing protective vests and carrying rifles scattered when the shooting started.”

A Google News search on {“Dominique Alexander” Dallas NRA] (typed exactly as indicated between brackets, sorted by date, past week) done at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday returned eight results. Besides the NPR item above, Alexander was described as “executive director of Next Generation Action Network” (twice), “Next Generation president (and/or) founder” (three times), a “Minister,” and as “leading a protest Saturday.”

Alexander’s criminal background was nowhere to be found.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

Source Article from https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tom-blumer/2018/05/07/media-ignores-violent-criminal-past-local-anti-nra-dallas-protest

WATCH: Family Demanding Answers After Violent Arrest of Marion Man with Schizophrenia

MARION, Ind. – A video of a violent arrest is sparking outrage.

On Monday evening, officers arrested Arrington Barber. The video showed police officers surrounding and beating a man as he’s knocked down on the side of the street.

Arrington’s parents say the man on the ground is their 29-year-old son.

“They’re beating him down like he’s a dog,” said James Barber, Arrington’s father.

On Arrington’s mug shot, you can see bloody wounds on his forehead.

“It’s disgusting, I mean it’s disgusting,” said Barber.

Arrington’s parents say their son suffers from schizophrenia and has been dealing with mental health issues for the past 10 years.

“You can’t just beat him and treat him any kind of way ’cause he’s not right in his mind,” said Michele Davis, Arrington’s mother.

A viewer sent CBS4 the nearly two-minute-long video. The viewer, who didn’t know what led up to the arrest, wanted to remain anonymous.

“Those officers are going to have to answer some questions,” said Barber.

Arrington’s parents say he was wearing nothing but a blanket when the incident happened near McClure and 5th.

“I don’t know what he might have said that would cause anybody to strike him like that. I’m lost. I really am,” said Davis.

On Wednesday, Marion police released information about the incident.

Chief Angela Haley said Barber had an active warrant for public nudity. When officer went to place him in custody, he dropped his blanket and ran into his apartment building.

Officers chased him into the apartment. When they tried to tase him, he fled past them. Officers continued to chase him before catching up to him in the 400 block of South McClure Street.

Officers tried to gain control of Barber’s arms, which were underneath his body as he was lying face-down on the ground. Haley says Barber refused to comply with officers’ commands to release his arms. An officer then “drive stunned” in his back, which was ineffective.

“Mr Barber continued to be non-compliant with the officer’s commands at which time Mr. Barber was subdued in accordance with Marion Police Department’s Use of Force Policies and Indiana Law Enforcement Training,” Haley said.

Officers were then able to arrest him.

Barber’s criminal history shows no violent charges. He’s now facing charges of resisting law enforcement, public indecency and public nudity.

“I mean he has his issues. I’m never going to say he doesn’t, but at the same token let’s work hand and hand and fix this,” said Davis.

Arrington’s parents are calling for a thorough investigation.

“It’s really ridiculous, it really is,” said Davis.

Source: http://fox59.com/2018/05/01/family-demanding-answers-after-violent-arrest-of-man-with-schizophrenia/

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Violent, Vicious, Vile, and Venomous Hatred on the Left!

Violent, Vicious, Vile, and Venomous Hatred on the Left!


Posted by Don Boys on April 19, 2018


When Barbara Bush died this week, a Muslim university professor at Fresno State University Randa Jarrar, tweeted: “I’m happy the witch is dead and I can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise.” She boasted that she could not be fired because she has tenure and makes $100,000 per year. She is typical of progressive haters who can’t defend their loony, leftist positions so they attack innocent people to give themselves “fifteen minutes of fame.”


Norman Rockwell was the epitome of wholesomeness and painted America that way yet he was hated for picturing America in a wholesome light. Blake Gopnik was art critic for the Washington Post and is now a contributor to Newsweek and the Daily Beast. He was “offended” by and even said he “hated” Rockwell’s art.


But he did like David Wojnarowicz’s film that featured a crucifix with ants crawling on the body of Christ. His “art” “featured male sex organs, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, and other offensive stuff the Washington Post’s chief art critic defended.” (David Kuipelian, Whistleblower, March 2016.)


Looney leftists and fake feminists took to Twitter to express the fact that they were “not sad” about a 2-year-old boy being killed by an alligator at a Disney resort in Florida because he was white!


Their hatred and lack of control was seen in their reaction to Sarah Palin. “Join us in praying to God that Sarah Palin contracts cancer and dies.” Another declared, “I think this woman should be assassinated.” Another said, “I hope Sarah Palin dies a slow and painful death.” Still another opined, “I hope she dies gnashing her teeth.” Someone else suggested, “Somebody bloody shoot her.” Martin Bashir, MSNBC host, said on air that justice would be well served if someone would “defecate in Sarah Palin’s mouth.” No culture, civility, and common sense from the left.


A licensed therapist in Berkeley wrote: “Leftists loathe Palin because she has retained something that was stripped from them years ago: a wholesomeness, a purity of heart. People on the left despise Palin because she shines a bright light on their shame and unworthiness, which they try desperately to deny.” Wow, right on target.


Maureen Dowd called tea party people “cannibals,” “zombies” and “vampires” and Chris Matthews opined, “The GOP has become the Wahhabis of American government.” Of course, those same people refuse to call actual terrorists, terrorists but accuse Republicans of being vicious terrorists!


Environmentalists want prison for global-warming deniers,” now called “climate-change deniers.” One professor called for the death penalty for them! Robert F. Kennedy Jr. declared, “I wish there were a law you could punish [deniers].” Al Gore says, “we need to put a price on denial in politics.” Gore, out of his mind, wants to spend $90 trillion to ban cars from every major city in the world! But that is more money than the entire world earns in a year! Gore is pathetic.


Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who hosts a travel show on CNN, said in an interview with TMZ that he would poison President Donald Trump’s food if he were given the chance. Did the FBI check out his statement? If not, why not?


Kathy Griffin is supposed to be a “comedian” and held up a photo of what appeared to be the decapitated bloody head of President Trump. I wonder how the left would respond if a conservative had done that with the “head” of President Obama! Just wondering. CNN did fire her but she has already been “rehabilitated” and is doing a sold-out world tour titled “Laugh your head off.” So, rather than the infamous, disgusting photo costing her, she is using it to great financial advantage.


During a televised fundraiser for abortion “comedian” Sarah Silverman announced that a conscience clause law that is an attempt to prevent aborted babies from being used in manufactured food products would be something that would make her want to eat an aborted fetus!


Another “comedian” said, “I wanna live in a world with real equality. I want to live in a world where an equal amount of white kids are shot every month,” he said. “I wanna see white mothers on TV, crying, standing next to Al Sharpton, talkin about, ‘We need justice for Chad.'”


A left-wing “journalist” said that he would like for college professors to drown their conservative students, “water-board them to death.” He tweeted, “I’m not joking.”


“That’s for 400 years of slavery, you bitch,” said disgraced Vanderbilt University football player Corey Batey to the unconscious white student victim of a notorious gang rape he participated in with three other teammates, one of whom was white. Batey delivered that message while urinating on the victim.” The four dummies even made a video and sent it to friends. He said that he should be given a second chance and “My whole life, I feel like I’ve always been a caring individual to look out for the helpless or the less fortunate… That just wasn’t my heart. That just wasn’t me.” But it was him. And his victim doesn’t have a second chance at living a normal life. He was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. I would have strapped him in “old sparky.”


American novelist Susan Sontag affirmed, “The white race is the cancer of human history.”


Only a fool still wonders why we have such a violent, vicious, vile, and venomous society. It was planned and executed by the loonies on the left.


Maybe leftists are mentally ill!


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How They Do It– Feral, Inbred, violent Hebrew Lieberman calls on Gazans to ‘live peacefully’ alongside Israel

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1 in 4 people now have multiple chemical sensitivity; violent allergic reactions to deodorants, air fresheners

Isabella Z–Many of us experience health symptoms and don’t give them much thought. It’s easy to chalk irritability up to not getting enough sleep the night before or to blame your sneezing on pollen, even if you can’t actually see any. However, if unexplained symptoms are happening to you regularly, it’s possible that you could be one of a growing number of people who are coming down with multiple chemical sensitivity, a tricky-to-diagnose illness caused by the chemicals and toxins in our environment.

Sadly, chemicals are everywhere in our daily lives in modern times, and even those of us who try to avoid them can’t be 100 percent successful all of the time. A recent survey found that one out of every four people are sensitive to the everyday chemicals in products such as air fresheners and deodorants. Experts say that people often don’t realize they are being harmed by such chemicals until it is too late, and by then the chemical sensitivity has already set in.

Part of the problem is that multiple chemical sensitivity shows up as a combination of symptoms that are related to low-level exposures to chemicals and pollutants such as cleaning supplies, fragrances, paint, pesticides, beauty products, insect spray, preservatives in food, carpets, flame retardants on clothes and furniture, and fumes from petrochemicals, to name just a few. In other words, it’s caused by the very things you encounter in your everyday life, and the growing use of such chemicals around the world is likely behind the rise in people dealing with the condition.

The occurrence of this illness has climbed by 300 percent in just the last decade alone, according to research from the University of Melbourne.

Professor Anne Steinemann estimates that 55 million Americans are suffering from a chemical sensitivity or multiple chemical sensitivity. In her research, 76 percent of people who have the sensitivity have suffered effects that can be considered disabling, and 60 percent have lost their job or missed work because of exposure to chemicals in their workplace.

“Once people have chemical sensitivity then they have adverse reaction to a range of chemical products at exceedingly low levels,” she said.

Although these people may react more strongly to chemicals in products than other people do, it is important to keep in mind that these chemicals are dangerous to everyone. She added: “So in a way, they’re a warning system and we would do well to listen to people with MCS.”

Symptoms of multiple chemical sensitivity wide-ranging

Symptoms might include fatigue, nausea, confusion, irritability, trouble concentrating, headache, dizziness, itching, congestion, earache, intolerance to cold or heat, a sore throat, sneezing, breathing problems, memory problems, mood changes, bloating, or a skin rash. As you can imagine, it’s very difficult to identify the illness as many of these are symptoms of other problems as well. In addition, the biological mechanisms that cause these sensitives are not known, so treating it is complicated.

The best thing you can do if you suspect you have this problem is to keep a record of when you experience symptoms as well as what chemicals you might have been exposed to at those times. Then it’s simply a matter of avoiding exposure as best you can – which is easier said than done in a world where, according to the EPA, 1.2 billion pounds of chemicals that could be harmful to humans were released into water and air across the U.S. in just one year alone.

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Here’s Why Mainstream Media Is Trying To Convince You Our World Is Becoming More Violent



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Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom suggests, ‘What you see, you become.’ It is a doctrine that suggests what we experience in the physical world will naturally impact our physical and emotional state of being. This state of being in turn goes on to inform what we experience.

There is some support for this idea in the modern scientific field of Epigenetics. In an article entitled ‘The Epigenetic Connection’, Dr. Theresa Dale explains that Epigenetic research reveals the following:

  • Genetics are controlled by the perception of our environment not genes
  • Genes do not control who you are, nor your biological expression
  • Genes adapt to your beliefs and identities
  • Genes cannot turn themselves on or off; the organism changes to adapt to the environment

And so, if we can accept that the expression of our genes plays a big part in who we are at any given point in time, and this gene expression is governed by our perception of the environment, then those who are able to control our perception of the environment are essentially able to control—us.

The Role Of Media

Cue in our mainstream media: our news broadcasters, along with our popular movies, TV shows, songs, video games and the like. If indeed it is accepted that we become what we see, that the words and images our senses are bombarded with (more now than in any other time in history) give us the basis for our perception of reality and impacts who we are, then you would THINK that those who decide what words and images we will see and hear—and the way they are strung together to evoke meaning—would be doing their darndest to paint a flattering picture of humanity.

You would THINK that those powerful people who know about the impact of media on our individual lives and our society would be highlighting the noble, the beautiful, the creative endeavors of our better angels; that the raison-d’être of their selection process would be to promote peace, health, well-being and a collective confidence in our capacities as human beings to all live in freedom and prosperity.

Alas. This is clearly not the case. In fact the opposite is true. The evidence is as close at hand as your TV remote.

Tools of Enslavement

The powerful group of people behind the decisions as to what words and images come into our field of perception do not want us to grow in confidence, autonomy, and cooperation. They want us to be fearful, dependant, and divided. Their modus operandi involves persistently presenting our world to us through a lens of chaos, fear, and violence. In doing so, they feel they can perpetuate our continued perception of the world as such, and actuate our own participation as scared and confused people seeking order and protection—slaves to their authority, essentially.

The extent to which this powerful group perpetrates much of the large-scale violence and carnage in our world today through wars of aggression, clandestine coups and other false-flag operations is not the matter under consideration here; what is being spotlighted is the extent to which they devote a disproportionately large amount of air time to violence, not only in news reporting but in the other forms of popular culture as well.

Those who continue to consume a steady diet of mainstream media cannot help but be convinced that the streets  are not safe, peace is a pipe dream, and this planet is literally going to hell-in-a-handbasket. If questioned directly, the majority would likely say that the world is surely more violent than it used to be.

But that’s simply not true.

Violence Is Going Down

In fact, based on compelling and comprehensive data compiled by Steven Pinker in his 2011 book ‘Better Angels of Our Nature’, we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence. In an interview with Julia Beliuz of Vox, Pinker states:

News is a misleading way to understand the world. It’s always about events that happened and not about things that didn’t happen. So when there’s a police officer that has not been shot up or city that has not had a violent demonstration, they don’t make the news. As long as violent events don’t fall to zero, there will be always be headlines to click on. The data show—since the Better Angels of Our Nature was published—rates of violence continue to go down.

But how is this so, if ‘we become what we see,’ and we are actually seeing more violence coming through the media channels than ever before?

Consciousness Evolution

The answer is that we are changing. We are evolving, bit by bit. There is a shift in consciousness taking place. And we are starting to realize that while there is a lot of truth to the ancient Ayurvedic saying, we are slowly moving beyond its grasp.

Indeed, the world will continue to manifest the way we ‘see’ it; this is an immutable precept of natural law. It’s just that as we evolve to higher states of consciousness, the way we ‘see’ the world is less and less determined simply by what is noticed through our senses. As individuals and as a collective, we are gaining a greater and greater capacity to imagine, envision and intend a future world that is much more peaceful, harmonious and prosperous than the one that is presented to us through our media. Sidestepping the ‘fear porn’ and honing and focusing more on our positive vision of the world we want to inhabit is the work of the Collective Evolution community and others like it.

Every day, more and more individuals are awakening to the power of positive vision. And if we keep working together on this, well—that vision will become a reality sooner than we might think.

Watch our latest documentary CE3: The Shift for free to learn more about the shift in consciousness we are experiencing.

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Are We Really Becoming More Violent?



Next Story

Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom tells us, ‘What you see, you become.’ It is a doctrine that suggests what we experience in the physical world will naturally impact our physical and emotional state of being. This state of being in turn goes on to inform what we experience.

There is some support for this idea in the modern scientific field of Epigenetics. In an article entitled ‘The Epigenetic Connection’, Dr. Theresa Dale explains that Epigenetic research reveals the following:

  • Genetics are controlled by the perception of our environment not genes
  • Genes do not control who you are, nor your biological expression
  • Genes adapt to your beliefs and identities
  • Genes cannot turn themselves on or off; the organism changes to adapt to the environment

And so, if we can accept that the expression of our genes plays a big part in who we are at any given point in time, and this gene expression is governed by our perception of the environment, then those who are able to control our perception of the environment are essentially able to control—us.

The Role Of Media

Cue in our mainstream media: our news broadcasters, along with our popular movies, TV shows, songs, video games and the like. If indeed it is accepted that we become what we see, that the words and images our senses are bombarded with (more now than in any other time in history) give us the basis for our perception of reality and impacts who we are, then you would THINK that those who decide what words and images we will see and hear—and the way they are strung together to evoke meaning—would be doing their darndest to paint a flattering picture of humanity.

You would THINK that those powerful people who know about the impact of media on our individual lives and our society would be highlighting the noble, the beautiful, the creative endeavors of our better angels; that the raison-d’être of their selection process would be to promote peace, health, well-being and a collective confidence in our capacities as human beings to all live in freedom and prosperity.

Alas. This is clearly not the case. In fact the opposite is true. The evidence is as close at hand as your TV remote.

Tools of Enslavement

The powerful group of people behind the decisions as to what words and images come into our field of perception do not want us to grow in confidence, autonomy, and cooperation. They want us to be fearful, dependant, and divided. Their modus operandi involves persistently presenting our world to us through a lens of chaos, fear, and violence. In doing so, they feel they can perpetuate our continued perception of the world as such, and actuate our own participation as scared and confused people seeking order and protection—slaves to their authority, essentially.

The extent to which this powerful group perpetrates much of the large-scale violence and carnage in our world today through wars of aggression, clandestine coups and other false-flag operations is not the matter under consideration here; what is being spotlighted is the extent to which they devote a disproportionately large amount of air time to violence, not only in news reporting but in the other forms of popular culture as well.

Those who continue to consume a steady diet of mainstream media cannot help but be convinced that the streets  are not safe, peace is a pipe dream, and this planet is literally going to hell-in-a-handbasket. If questioned directly, the majority would likely say that the world is surely more violent than it used to be.

But that’s simply not true.

Violence Is Going Down

In fact, based on compelling and comprehensive data compiled by Steven Pinker in his 2011 book ‘Better Angels of Our Nature’, we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence. In an interview with Julia Beliuz of Vox, Pinker states:

News is a misleading way to understand the world. It’s always about events that happened and not about things that didn’t happen. So when there’s a police officer that has not been shot up or city that has not had a violent demonstration, they don’t make the news. As long as violent events don’t fall to zero, there will be always be headlines to click on. The data show—since the Better Angels of Our Nature was published—rates of violence continue to go down.

But how is this so, if ‘we become what we see,’ and we are actually seeing more violence coming through the media channels than ever before?

Consciousness Evolution

The answer is that we are changing. We are evolving, bit by bit. And we are starting to realize that while there is a lot of truth to the ancient Ayurvedic saying, we are slowly moving beyond its grasp.

Indeed, the world will continue to manifest the way we ‘see’ it; this is an immutable precept of natural law. It’s just that as we evolve to higher states of consciousness, the way we ‘see’ the world is less and less determined simply by what is noticed through our senses. As individuals and as a collective, we are gaining a greater and greater capacity to imagine, envision and intend a future world that is much more peaceful, harmonious and prosperous than the one that is presented to us through our media. Sidestepping the ‘fear porn’ and honing and focusing more on our positive vision of the world we want to inhabit is the work of the Collective Evolution community and others like it.

Every day, more and more individuals are awakening to the power of positive vision. And if we keep working together on this, well—that vision will become a reality sooner than we might think.

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A Look Into Non-Violent Communication & How It Will Transform The World



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When I was first invited to a non-violent communication workshop, I thought the same thing that you might be thinking now, I’m not a violent person and I don’t ever intend to harm anyone with my words so why would I need to learn about this? Well, after learning about it, I can confidently say, trust me – you do!

The label of non-violent communication seems pretty harsh, especially because it is just a term for our regular old ways of communicating, but once you understand what this is all about it becomes easy to see that how we communicate on a daily basis to our children, friends, family members and most importantly, ourselves, is actually damaging and can cause a whole slough of mental health issues that we may have otherwise not realized. Words are powerful, every word we speak is like putting an intention into the universe.

First, A Brief History Lesson

Founded by Dr. Marshall B. Rosenburg Ph.D., after growing up in a tremulous neighbourhood in Detroit Michigan, he developed an interest in developing new forms of communication that could provide peaceful alternatives to all of the violence that he encountered. His avid interest led to a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1961; combined with his experience and study of comparative religion, all led towards him developing the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process. According to the official NVC website,

“A dedicated teacher, peacemaker and visionary leader, Dr. Rosenberg led NVC workshops and international intensive trainings for tens of thousands of people in over 60 countries across the world and provided training and initiated peace programs in a number of war-torn areas including Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, the Middle East, Colombia, Serbia, Croatia, and Northern Ireland. He worked tirelessly with such groups as educators, managers, mental health and health care providers, lawyers, military officers, prisoners, police and prison officials, clergy, government officials, and individual families.”

What Exactly Is “Violent Communication?”

According to Dr. Rosenburg, “If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate—judging others, bullying, having racial bias, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening, criticizing others or ourselves, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people—could indeed be called ‘violent communication.’ “

If there isn’t at least one example in there that sounds like you or has sounded like you at some point in your life then you are doing pretty good. The vast majority of us communicate in this way without ever realizing how damaging and dangerous this can be. This is just a part of our culture and has been for so long that we don’t often think twice about it.

And What Is Non-Violent Communication?

According to the NVC website, Non-Violent Communication involves the integration of four core things:

  • Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity
  • Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance
  • Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all
  • Means of influence: sharing “power with others” rather than using “power over others”

And It’s Three Main Desires Are To:

  1. Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection
  2. Connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships
  3. Sharing of resources so everyone is able to benefit

Nonviolent Communication is a giving and receiving of messages that centers on two very important questions: 1. What’s alive in us? and 2. What can we do to make life more wonderful?

So, with that understanding, it may be easier to understand how much of how we are communicating is in fact, violent and can certainly be vastly improved. Our words can either put someone down, make them not feel good enough, invoke fear, self-hatred, self-consciousness, and even a lack of self-love or they can uplift, inspire, promote personal responsibility, compassion, empathy, deep understanding and all the tools that one needs to thrive.

By clearly expressing how we are feeling when someone says something that hurts us, it opens up a whole new level of compassion and understanding that may have otherwise never been there. We often don’t realize how disconnected our everyday conversations are. This is about being to the point and upfront and understanding and recognizing ones needs and boundaries. Really, the NVC process includes a whole course worth of information, so this article here is merely an intro that just barely scratches the surface. We’ll just call this article here an intro, as there will be a lot more to follow.

However, if you are having difficulties with your children, co-workers, family or in your romantic relationship and are feeling intrigued and inspired by this method of communication, you can do a quick online search to see if there are any classes available in your area, and there are also a ton of resources available online. I found this super handy resource from WikiHow while researching for this article. Be sure to check out the super helpful and informative book written by the founder of NVC himself, Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life. 

Stay tuned for much more to come on CE about this method of communication that will change the world.

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