A Reflection Living Inside The Last Constitutional Republic by Mitch Santell*
*America was a Constitutional Republic until 1871. We only had a republic for 95 years. (1776 -1871). RIP.
There is no longer a safe place to live, although it always appears that some places are better than others.
Here is Southern California it feels safer than other places while at the same time crime rates continue to go up here. While the significant school shootings being blanketed all over the news, we have had stabbings here in Orange County, California, as well as night gunshots, heard each night in South Orange Country at 1:30 AM for the past two weeks.
2). The Hong Kong Riots & Mainland China Military Now Entering Hong Kong.
This is in my humble view is worse than in 1989 because of the location of Hong Kong. The protests today continue while mainland China has now sent the military from Mainland China to “calm things down.”
Local Reflections On The Start Of A Global Collapse by Mitch Santell
To all my dear readers and followers, I can finally say it is here. What is here? The start of the Global Collapse. Remember this date, August 5, 2019. Now you may say that the stock market has been volatile for a long time, and today, China has increased the trade war with America by devaluing their currency.
The U.S. stock market is legalized gambling, and most of the time, the market reflection either the optimism or pessimism of the economy six months from now. We have a real homeless problem in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
The middle class, for the most part, are gone. The Millenials are not an ownership generation, they are a renting generation.
As Millennials and Gen Z shoppers lean away from over-consumption, these brands are dipping their toes into the rental economy to stay in their closets…
Young consumers are “killing the shopping spree,” according toVice. Whether they’re shopping second-hand, or just culling their closets—young shoppers are quitting fast fashion in droves. We’ve been tracking this shift for some time. Our trendLess Is Moreexplored the rising minimalism trend, which has continued to grow: 60% of 13-36-year-olds agree with the statement, “I have been buying less clothing/accessories than I used to.” And our last fashion and shopping surveyfound that 57% of 13-36-year-olds tell us they would prefer to buy fewer more expensive, quality clothes, than a lot of less expensive low quality clothes. Some are inspired by Marie Kondo’s joy-sparking brand of decluttering, others are watching their budgets, while others want tohelp the environment—either way, over-filling their closets (and their shopping carts) is not a priority.
And these generations have alternatives to actually buying clothes. A growing number of clothing rental services has been appealing to their desires for good looking fashion without the accumulation of stuff. Rent the Runway, Le Tote, Armoire, Gwynnie Beeand many othershave created new options for young shoppers. Rent the Runway hasa reported10 million members, and has expandedfrom event-focused rentals to an “Unlimited” subscription, opening up brick-and-mortar locations for their members to check out new items, and even a kids’ clothing rental branch. In our 2018 shopping and fashion survey, we found that 8% of 18-36-year-olds and 10% of 30-36-year-olds have rented clothing—not a huge number, at first glance, but enough that brands are taking note. If young consumers continue to eschew shopping and accumulating clothes, brands will need to find other ways to get into their closets.
Whatever your political views, it’s likely that a tsunami of tweets, opinion pieces and late night comedy skits have made their way into your news feeds and dinner table conversations. It’s seemingly unavoidable with an administration whose leader makes international news with every early morning tweet.
But what happens when that wave of opinions and information makes an unwelcome entrance into your workplace?
In a highly contentious and polarized political time, the 24-hour news cycle and constant social media contact continues to trigger emotional and widely divergent reactions. Add to this mix a new generation of workers who seek to bring their “whole selves” to work, including their political views, and you have a brand new office context in which politics show up alongside quarterly earnings as hot button topics. A whole array of corporate policies take on new meaning and intensity, including foreign worker visas, affirmative action, LGBT partner benefits and climate change strategy.
Given the range of opinions and news sources out there, politicized conversations often get stuck. Or, we carefully avoid them altogether for fear of being zapped — damaging important relationships and disrupting teamwork. At the same time, these conversations can be a chance to learn and hone your competitive edge.
Watching Hong Kong from The 4th Reich Known As America by Mitch Santell
Each day I am mesmerized by what I am reading, seeing, and listening in Hong Kong. There is a full-on protest that is happening there now, and even Civil Servants working directly for the Hong Kong government have joined the citizens on the streets to say “enough is enough.”
There are now rumors that “martial law” may be declared on Monday of this week.”
Hong Kong continues to roil with protests, entering a third month of social unrest sparked by the government’s now-shelved extradition bill. A day after thousands of civil servants took to the streets in Central to urge authorities to give in to protesters’ demands, people gathered on Saturday for an approved rally in the shopping hub of Mong Kok, but which soon splintered off into different directions, ending in clashes in Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui as police used tear gas.
Outside Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station, some had hurled bricks into its car park, while others vandalised vehicles and lamp posts. The force said it had issued a warning for the crowd to leave before firing rounds of tear gas.
Earlier, protesters marched all the way to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, briefly blocking it and bringing traffic to a halt, before circling back to Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui. Along sections of the main thoroughfare Nathan Road, some set up barricades and geared up with helmets and masks as night fell.
The demands remain the same as at other rallies, that the government look into alleged abuse of police power; completely withdraw the bill; exonerate all protesters arrested; implement universal suffrage; and stop calling the protests a riot. Police warned they would have zero tolerance for any violence, because of the march’s proximity to a busy shopping district.
A Commentary On Living In A Country With A Fiat Currency by Mitch Santell
There is absolutely no bigger or better addiction in America than money. Oh, don’t get me started on this. Okay, here I go! My observation of fiat currency is this: Every 7 to 10 years, there is a colossal market re-correction.
This week Trump released his latest budget for 2019-20 fiscal year. It calls for $2.7 trillion in various social spending cuts over the decade, including $872 billion in reductions in Medicare, Social Security, Disability spending; another $327 billion in food stamps, housing support, and Medicaid; a further $200 billion in student loan cuts; and hundreds of billions more in cuts to education, government workers’ pensions, and funds to operate the EPA and other government agencies.
Not surprising, the $2.7 trillion in social program spending cuts will finance spending for the military and defense-related programs like Homeland Security, Border walls, veterans, police, and programs like school vouchers.
Of course, the budget proposal is ‘dead on arrival’ with the US House of Representatives, which must approve all spending bills, according to the US Constitution. But don’t hold your breath. Trump may now have a back door to this Constitutional obstacle and eventually get his way on the budget, at least in part, to fund his military spending plans.
Further Observations On What & How We Can Be Happy by Mitch Santell
There are so many of us out there who have panic, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or something even more distressing.
The reason you feel this way is that you have you may be a bit “confused” with where our society is going. Believe me, I understand this, and it’s why I dumped Facebook.
Now, I never thought I would write a commentary about a Reality Talk Show, but I am going to do it. Why? As an illustration as to why most people either can’t commit, won’t commit or don’t even know what they stand for.
My Godmother was married 9 times. Her daughter, my 3rd cousin, was married 7 times. I have been married once as were my parents (my side of the family) and grandparents (my side of the family). My other cousin was divorced once after 7 years and remarried for a second marriage until his wife passed on from Cancer after 30 years.
This last season of The Bachelor with Hannah Brown was like no other that I ever saw. Now mind you, I got rid of cable TV in 1995 so to sign up for a “trial” of Hulu (a streaming service that competes with Netflix and HBO), I had to be intrigued.
It was amusing watching Hannah Brown consistently make bad decisions.
The dynamics of relationships between men and women have never been more complicated than they are now, and I’ll give you some basics to start with.
First, we are living in a society that is driven by social media and algorithms.
Second, most people don’t know what it was like to be alive without an iPhone, Samsung, or any brand of smartphone connected to their hip.
Third, everyone is connected, but no one is communicating.
Happiness Is This:
1). You simply make a decision to be happy.
2). You make a decision to work on yourself more instead of gossiping and blaming other people.
3). You let go of the need to worry about what other people think.
4). You let go of the labels.
5). You re-invent yourself by getting rid of people who don’t get you or don’t allow you to be You.
Authentic Is This:
1). Letting Go Of The Need To Be Right.
2.) Letting Go Of Any Assumptions Of How Things Are Going To Turn Out.
3). Letting Go Of Any Expectations.
Staying Grounded Is This:
1). Take off your socks and shoes twice a day and go barefoot on the grass or dirt.
2). Make sure that you are hydrating because most people never drink enough water.
3). Find passion in simple things that make your heart sing.
Why didn’t I write more about Hannah Brown’s screw-ups on The Bachelor?
Answer: Because that wasn’t the purpose of this blog posting….the posting was to get you happier by getting you to think about you.
Only You will know where life needs to take you and if you are like a lot of my followers and readers, you don’t live in the USA. For me? That has been the single most profound discovery that I have made about myself since returning from New Zealand in 2013.
What is that?
That everything I learned has affected me here in America and I can never go back to being that person that I was when I exited in June of 2013.
Now onto to something deeper I want you to think about……..
According To Alan Watts, Happiness Is NOT the Meaning of Life.
Listen to this audio and read the transcription below for the greater meaning.
Let’s suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream.
And that you could, for example, have the power within one night to dream 75 years of time or any length of time you wanted to have.
And you would naturally as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes, you would have every kind of pleasure.
And after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure each, you would say, Wow, that was pretty great. But now let’s, let’s have a surprise.
Let’s have a dream, which isn’t under control.
Well, something is going to happen to me that I don’t know what it’s going to be. And you will dig that and come out of that and say, Wow, that was a close shave, wasn’t it.
And then you will get more and more adventurous and you will make further and further Gamble’s as to what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now you would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today.
That would be within the infinite multiplicity of choices you would have of playing that you weren’t God.
This means that you’re not victims of a scheme of things of a mechanical world, or of an autocratic God.
The life you’re living is what you put yourself into only you don’t admit it. Because you want to play the game that it’s happened to you.
Because if you play life on the supposition that you’re a helpless little puppet got involved. Or if you play it on the supposition that it’s a frightful, serious risk, and that we really ought to do something about it and so on. It’s a drag.
There’s no point in going on living unless we make the assumption that the situation of life is optimal. And it makes you realize you see how – how great things are. So in this idea that everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality. Not God in a politically kingly sense, but God in the sense of being the self, that deep down basic, whatever there is, and you’re all that only you’re pretending you’re not.
A Commentary Not For The Faint Of Heart by Mitch Santell
Last week a dear friend of mine said: “I love my religion.” Then yesterday I had another friend tell me that if I didn’t accept “Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I was going to hell and would be separated from my wife at death.”
It is true, you will never see a U-Haul truck behind a hearse. Of course, it is always a good idea to keep the back door locked.
Within my own faith as a Jew there are 3 divisions:
There is another faction within Judaism, which is the Chabad Movement.
by Paul Steinberg
“Excuse me, are you Jewish? Have you put on tefillin today?” Many of us recognize this signature introduction to our Chabad Lubavitch brothers. I certainly do. Actually, I should disclose that I have personal history with Chabad, having attended a Chabad day school and Camp Gan Israel, and, for several years, my family went to a Chabad house every week for Shabbat and holidays.
In order to make any comparison with Chabad and identify their success, we must first understand Chabad. Chabad is a movement that started in the territories of modern day Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Eastern Poland. It is a Chasidic movement that is most famous for its emissaries, known as shluchim. These shluchim, numbering over 4000, go all over the world (and there don’t need to be too many Jews for them to go there) from Congo to Columbus, Ohio. With these dedicated shluchim, Chabad has managed to place itself not only on the national Jewish agenda, but also the international Jewish agenda.
If I move further, there are the Jews for Jesus movement, which also had another friend of mine pissed. He told me all the reasons why I can’t be a messianic Jew.
What I have realized during my 62 years on this planet is that faith is faith and that most religions are cults. My own faith as a Jew is totally a cult. The Catholic Church is a cult as well as Jevohas Witnesses and Mormons.
This morning I had a friendly text chat with a member of Jews for Jesus.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are against blood transfusions because they believe the Bible prohibits the ingesting of blood.
In Mormonism, men and women are encouraged to wear special underwear as a ‘personal reminder to the individual about their promises made to God’.
There is something even deeper within a faith that is called being a Zionist. My first experience with a Zionist was when I was a 10-year-old boy. I was introduced to four or five Jews who were visiting from Israel. My response? They seemed so different from American Jews who seemed very much a part of the American Culture.
In my interactions with American Jews, I find them nice, easy-going and contribute to America. American Jews, for the most part, feel like they are a part of the USA.
Jews from Israel seem to be a different “breed.” Don’t believe me?
Here is a book that is entitled “You Gentiles” by Maurice Samuel.
Many people have questions about DMT and Ayahuasca and the entities they interact when taking this drug. If you study these experiences, you will begin to see a common thread that connects to alien abductions, sleep paralysis, and interactions with demons through ouija boards and seances.
These entities consistently have universal anti-Christian messages and pro serpent Luciferian agendas. These interdimensional entities rehash the original sin of the serpent that tells people they can become gods or are god and entice people through their egos to be drawn deeper.
Just like the serpent in the garden who told Eve, “If you eat of this fruit ye shall be as gods!”
We are actually given the names of the fallen angels that taught mankind many sinful deceptions before the flood in the book of Enoch. Semjaza is named as the fallen angel that brought mankind witchcraft and Pharmacia. If you listen to the last testimony, you will hear the person say his guide and shaman’s name was Semjaza! Coincidence?
Another piece of evidence that these entities are demonic is that they flee 100% of the time when confronted in the name and authority of Jesus Christ by a true believer with the Holy Spirit. If these beings are good, why would they present themselves in so many different disguises instead of showing their true selves?
Why would they be so concerned with only disproving Christianity but do not talk wrong about any other religion? Why would they promise secret knowledge and tell the same lie as the serpent in the garden that man can become god? Why would these beings flee when confronted in the name of Jesus if they are not demonic? Why are people told they are special or chosen? Or that in some past life they were some king or queen and now have a mission to spread these messages to the world? Why do they appeal to the ego and why have so many people been told so many different versions that are different lies and never lead to anything tangible or real?
Why are so many people pulled deeper and deeper until many commit suicide or become outright Satanists or think they are empaths or have special powers now? Can all these things just be a coincidence?
Is it a coincidence that every single mystery school religion and occult group teach the original sin that man can be god as their foundation? The Kabbalah, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Jesuits, Theosophists, Hindus, Buddhists, Scientologists, Mormons, new agers Raelians, Reiki, Wicca, Waldorf schools and of course Luciferians all basically follow this same theme that man is god or can become a god or we are all one as their foundation….yet they present it as something new and different every time. Nothing is new under the sun…especially when it comes to the devil. He just regurgitates the same lie over and over again…he is not biting his tail…he is vomiting this same lie over and over again throughout time.
In more current times we have had ideas like evolution, eugenics and now transhumanism that repackage this same concept. It has been presented through documentaries and groups like Zeitgeist, 2012 prophecies, the secret, What the bleep to do we know?, the Burning man, Gaia, Sacred Chapel of Mirrors, Sirius, Entheogen, Thrive, Unacknowledged, The Spirit Molecule, the Venus Project, the list goes on and on and on. All these groups and ideas and societies and religions are all basically not connected yet at their core foundation are teaching the same original sin that the serpent deceived Eve with….that ancient lie that man can be their own god…aka Luciferianism. How can this just be a coincidence?
Now on top of this, we also have the other scary piece of the puzzle. The idea man can become god-like or transform or evolve or become enlightened through some sort of works or knowledge has also been the root belief of people like Hitler, Charles Manson, and Jeffery Dahmer and Alister Crowley and Jack Parsons and L.Ron Hubbard.
It was the fundamental teaching for cults such as the heavens gate suicide cult, The Raelian alien cult, the Jim Jones suicide cult, and the Rajneesh cult and every other new-age type deceptive cult throughout modern history. If you watch every documentary on Netflix regarding cults you will see ONE common theme between all new age cults….they appeal directly to the ego and believe that man is god….just like the serpent in the garden. Go ahead and do a search and take your pick…Wild Wild Country, Holy Hell, The Commune, Going Clear, The Source, Prophets Prey, The Life and Death of People’s Temple, The Family, Children of God.
If you are honest with yourself and actually investigate all of these connections it is not possible to walk away without seeing and believing that satan is indeed orchestrating all these false belief systems with the common goal to usher in a Luciferian one world man is god religion….just like prophesied in the Bible.
Overview of DMT Use and Abuse
DMT is a hallucinogenic drug that produces intense experiences in users.
The drug can be taken orally, smoked, injected, or snorted.
Effects include depersonalization, auditory distortions, and altered sense of time and body image.
DMT can also cause a range of side effects such as hypertension, dizziness, and agitation.
Long-term use exposes the user to serious effects including flashbacks, coma, and death.
The drug is not thought to be addictive, and overdose potential is low.