Greetings Human Collective upon the surface of Earth.
Many of you are now aware of what it means to be “awake”; still We will provide an explanation of how We perceive this term in respects to the Human Collective. We encourage you all to “awake and arise”.
To be individually “awake” is be aware of what you are and what you are not, to know where you are and what is happening about you. To no longer be distracted by memories of the past (you have no past) or obsessed with which possibilities await you in your future (you create your future in each moment). Remember that distraction through such pettiness as consumerism, narcotics, sex, war, politics of countries etc. is a means of superintendence. Be mindful now that you are all equals on Earth and it is no longer possible for the Awakened Ones to be deceived into believing that they must be measured against each other. You stand with God as you each create your own lives. Your thoughts are a mirror that your life will follow. Your brain controls your body as it also acts a receiver of all perfect or imperfect thought-forms from the source field and it is each of your that individually decides which of these thought-forms to accept or to reject in your lives. You are always taking action within this Realm that affect yourselves. Even a decision to do nothing is a decision to do something.
We have told you that it is no longer possible for the “Petty Ones” who are running the Internment Camps on Earth to hide what it is that they are actually doing from you. They have lost this power to deceive. You all are now becoming more and more aware of Universal Law, Universal Rights and fellowship as the Human Family that you are all. It is impossible for any Human to own anything apart from themselves and worthless paper. Country Internment only permits a small minority of your members to steal your individual freedoms from you, all land, all resources and the very fruits of all human labour for themselves. It is not possible for this truth to remain hidden from the majority of you any longer. You are the majority! How many of your non-violent Brothers and Sisters are lamenting in prisons at this very moment? They are regarded as nothing more than slave labour. “Prisoners within a prison”.
Traditionally on Earth your Human Collective lived in City-States. We would like to see you establish the first Planetary Council of Earth, close all of the internment camps and permit like-minded individuals to gather together into communities of service to each other in unconditional love. It is time for a return to City-States and eliminate all of these fabricated “borders” on Earth. Each of you already are and have always been sovereign citizens of Earth with the right to travel, live, work anyplace upon the surface of the Earth unhindered. We can finally eliminate all currency from Earth. You already know that it can only ever be a means for the few to persuade you that you must substitute something that is worthless for something that is valuable. It is time to end currency slavery upon Earth.
2 October 2018
Across the United States, under cover of darkness, the government is rounding up immigrant children and sending them to a desert concentration camp in Tornillo, Texas, near the US-Mexico border. In recent weeks, hundreds have been transferred from foster shelters to Tornillo, where they live in tents, 20 to a room.
The New York Times spoke with employees at shelters who described scenes that recall the most shameful episodes in American history, including the capture of fugitive slaves, the forced removal of Native Americans from their land, and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War Two.
According to the Times, “In order to avoid escape attempts, the moves are carried out late at night because children will be less likely to try to run away. For the same reason, children are generally given little advance warning that they will be moved.”
With the children in a panic, some shelter employees reportedly cry when officials descend upon their facilities. Others protest and raise concerns about the safety of the children at the desert concentration camp, to no avail. Children beg to know whether they will be taken care of at their new location. Phone numbers for their emergency contacts are written on belts tied around the children’s waists.
Roughly 13,000 children are currently detained in shelters and immigration detention facilities nationwide, a record high. Conditions in immigration detention centers and shelters are deplorable, with children reporting cases of rape, sexual abuse and physical violence.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the size of the Tornillo tent city, which currently houses 1,600 immigrant youth, to 4,000. Starting in November and extending through March, the average daily low temperature will be below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Trump administration will soon begin detaining children indefinitely, having pulled out of the Flores settlement, a court agreement that barred the government from detaining immigrant children for more than 20 days. The administration has also been arresting, detaining and deporting relatives of detained children who submitted official applications to sponsor the children.
The midnight Gestapo-style roundup of children has been treated as a non-event by the two big business parties and the corporate media. Instead, the entire political and media establishment is focused exclusively on the allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford at a party in 1982, when they were both teenagers.
The Democratic Party’s focus on Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault is a deliberate effort to distract from his record as a defender of indefinite detention and torture under the Bush administration. Democrats have covered up the fact that in 2017 Kavanaugh ruled to deny a detained 17-year-old immigrant the right to abort a pregnancy on the grounds that immigrants are not entitled to basic rights.
Speaking Saturday in Austin, Texas, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made revealing comments about the Democratic Party’s midterm election strategy. She advised candidates not to focus on Trump’s attacks on immigrants, explaining that calling for “shutting down ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement]” merely “serves the president’s purpose.” According to the Texas Tribune, Pelosi said she has told Democratic candidates that focusing on the issue would “waste energy.”
Despite its claims to be an “anti-racist” party, the Democratic Party is orienting itself toward Trump’s anti-immigrant chauvinism. On September 26, nearly 70 percent of Democrats in the House of Representatives voted either “yes” or “present” on a resolution “recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of the United States citizens.” Keith Ellison, a leader of the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party, was among those who voted in favor of the anti-immigrant resolution.
The same day as the congressional vote, Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a state bill that would have barred immigration officials from arresting immigrants at courthouses. Brown also extended the deployment of the state’s National Guard on the Mexican border.
Following the Democrats’ lead, many political groups that call themselves “socialist” but in reality function as factions of the Democratic Party, have dropped the defense of immigrants.
The International Socialist Organization has not published an article on the US government’s attacks on immigrants since September 10. Socialist Alternative and Jacobin magazine, which is linked to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), have not published articles on the US immigration situation since August 24 and August 22, respectively. The fall issue of the DSA’s magazine Democratic Left does not include a single reference to the attacks on immigrants.
The Socialist Equality Party views the defense of immigrants as an urgent question not only for immigrants themselves, but for the defense of the democratic rights of the working class as a whole.
The attack on immigrants is an attack on the working class. There are 20 million undocumented immigrants in the US, comprising a significant section of the working population. While the ruling class seeks to divide different sections of workers against one another, the fight against corporate power and social inequality is impossible without the unity of immigrant and non-immigrant workers.
Moreover, the police state methods currently employed against immigrants will be used against all workers and political opponents of the government. The federal government is building a network of concentration camps and empowering state agencies to break down doors, set up checkpoints, conduct military-style workplace raids and haul people off without due process. This is a powerful mechanism of state repression that the ruling class will use against striking workers and demonstrators.
The defense of immigrant workers is necessary to establish the unity of the working class internationally. In almost every country, immigrants comprise a significant section of the working class, and everywhere their rights are under attack. In Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria and across Europe, governments are adopting the anti-immigrant policies of neo-Nazi parties in an effort to pit workers against each other and block the growth of the class struggle.
Nationalists like Bernie Sanders claim that immigrants weaken the position of the working class. To the contrary, the presence of large international populations within each country testifies to the global character of production and the global character of the working class. It reflects the objective identity of interests of workers of all countries and all national origins, who face the same conditions of exploitation at the hands of the same transnational corporations. Workers today have an unprecedented opportunity to open lines of communication between one another across national boundaries and strengthen their position against their common corporate enemies.
The fight to secure the basic democratic and social rights of the working class requires a resolute defense of the rights of immigrants and unqualified opposition to all forms of racism and national chauvinism. The Socialist Equality Party demands:
• The immediate release all detained immigrants and the dismantling of immigrant concentration camps and prisons
• The abolition of ICE, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and all immigration-related enforcement agencies internationally
• The prosecution of all government officials responsible for jailing immigrants and immigrant children
• Immediate citizenship for all undocumented people wherever they reside
• The de-militarization of borders and dismantling of border checkpoints to allow free and safe passage
• The guaranteed right of workers to travel and move about the world as they please.
Workers must revive the time-honored slogan “An injury to one is an injury to all!” This is a necessary prerequisite for the development of an international revolutionary socialist movement.
By Steve James
2 October 2018
Gerard Doyle is a homeless father of two, living with his partner in emergency accommodation in Dublin for nine months. His Facebook video posts while fending off an illegal eviction attempt by armed gardai (police) called by the landlord of his homeless hostel have been viewed thousands of times.
The first video clip records Doyle and his partner trying to calm down gardai and prevent the armed unit from breaking down the door of his flat. The second clip shows Doyle explaining the bullying tactics of his landlord and Dublin City Council.
Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and an Irish-based property bubble triggered the greatest financial crisis in Irish history, housing conditions are becoming desperate for large numbers of workers and young people.
Demonstrations have taken place in Dublin and towns and cities across Ireland against unaffordable housing. Thousands of mostly young protesters blocked O’Connell Bridge on Dublin for over an hour on September 22 in one of several demonstrations that began in a number of locations and converged on the city centre.
Demonstrators carried placards with slogans such as “Student homes, not student loans,” “Less cardboard, more homes” and “Public housing, not landlord state.” Smaller protests also took place around the country.
Over the summer, other groups, such as the Dublin Central Housing Action group and Take Back the City, have occupied properties to highlight the grotesque levels of empty properties scattered around the country amid a deepening housing emergency.
In the week before the Dublin protest, vanloads of gardai from the Public Order Unit broke into a property in North Frederick Street, Dublin. Six people from the Take Back the City group were removed and arrested. A squad of gardai wearing balaclavas boarded up the building. When approached by the Irish Times, they refused to give their names.
According to figures published by the daft.ie property website, the median deposit for first-time buyers in Dublin has reached €54,389, while average monthly rents are an astronomical €1,936. Average salaries in Dublin are €36,919, or €3,076 per month, meaning that nearly two thirds of an average salary would be required to rent an average dwelling and anyone below this salary figure has little or no chance of doing so.
While a software engineer might expect to earn €43,011, the living wage is a minimal €11.90 per hour. Someone earning this wage would need to work 162 hours monthly, or 37.5 hours weekly, just to pay an average rent. They would have nothing at all left over. Someone on the minimum wage of €9.55 an hour would have to work 46.7 hours and spend 100 percent of their wages on rent to keep a roof over their head.
Across the Republic of Ireland, average rents are at an all-time high of €1,304. The price of new rental contracts rose 12.4 percent last year and are now 27 percent above the peak of the pre-crash Celtic Tiger boom.
The consequences, as well as brutally squeezed living standards, have included an inevitable rise in homelessness, evictions, mortgage and rent arrears along with all the associated stresses.
In August, mother of six Margaret Cash, from Tallaght, Dublin, was forced to sleep in a Garda station because she had been unable to retain the emergency accommodation she had been forced into only days previously. The landlord of her emergency flat forced her out to make way for students. She had moved into emergency accommodation last September when the private house she had been renting was repossessed.
This month, Dublin City Council sought to remove Claire Elliot and her three children from a vacant house they had been occupying for a fortnight. Elliot had been on the waiting list for social housing since 2008. She was evicted from her private rented flat because the landlord was selling the property and she was forced into hotels and B&Bs, miles away from her children’s schools. The city council told the High Court that they expect her to live in an emergency hub for three years. She described the hubs to the Irish Times: “You’re in a room with bunk beds, barely any room for a cot. People are arguing, taking each other’s food–arguing over the washing machines, arguing over the kids. They’re stressful places.”
In all, 700 families became homeless in Dublin alone in the first seven months of 2018; and in total, 9,891 people were in emergency accommodation, including 3,867 children. These figures represent a 21 percent increase in one year for adults and a 30 percent increase for children.
Regional figures show the same pattern. In Limerick, the number of homeless children increased 120 percent in a year, from 80 to 176. In counties Kildare, Meath and Wicklow the figure increased 98 percent. In Galway, Mayo and Roscommon child homelessness rose 77 percent. In Cork, some 1,400 people used Cork Simon’s homelessness service, an increase of 18 percent to 2017, while the numbers of long term homeless grew by 10 percent.
While living conditions for workers are becoming impossible, the Irish bourgeoisie is desperately trying to maintain the most permissive and friendly environment for some of the world’s largest corporations. Just over a week before the housing protests, the Irish Department of Finance announced the US tech giant Apple, the world’s largest company by market capitalisation and one of two worth over $1 trillion, had completed the transfer of €14.3 billion into an escrow account run by the Irish government.
The transfer arose out of a 2016 European Commission (EC) ruling, following a three-year investigation, which found that Apple had effectively paid just 1 percent tax on its European profits in 2003. Even this low figure had diminished to the vanishingly low 0.005 percent by 2014, through use of a variant of the “Double Irish” tax dodge employed by many US-based finance and tech outfits. Tax swindling on a massive scale remains the basis for much of the Irish economy.
The EC ruling expressed rapidly deepening transatlantic inter-imperialist tensions, which imperil the entire business model of the Irish economy. The EC demanded that Ireland collect the money, deemed state aid, from Apple. But the Irish government has no intention of touching the money. To maintain the country as a low-tax platform in the eurozone and the EU, the government transferred the money into a secure account and came into conflict with the EC over delays in collecting the sum. Legal action in the European courts is expected to continue for years.
For comparison, the Irish Exchequer has collected €32.4 billion in 2018 to date. Of this, income tax, largely from workers, amounted to €13 billion while VAT on retail sales, also mostly from the working class, accrued €9.4 billion. Corporation tax from companies that include Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Google and Oracle generated a mere €4.4 billion. The money the government refuses to collect from Apple is more than the country’s entire annual income tax take and almost as much as the entire 2017 health budget, €14.6 billion, for a nation of 4.7 million people.
There is only One Truth.
Life on the Run
Heavenletter #6458 Published on: October 1, 2018
Beloved, We speak from the depths of Our One Heart and Soul. There is nothing else to say, for We are One in Truth. There is no other to speak of.
True, there is a certain amount of blither and blather that goes on in the world. Take it with a certain grain of salt and a certain amount of common sense or nonsense, as the case may be.
You don’t want to pretend away life. You want the simple truth and nothing but the truth. You have had enough of tom-foolery in one form or another. You are sure you want no more of it. You want the real thing and to be finished with all the knock-offs and dithering-around.
For instance, so as it is seen in the so-called real world, someone in a uniform on Earth can arrest someone out of a uniform.
By the same token, a boy can wear a military uniform and go off to war when he has just started to shave. What fol-de-rol is this? What a game of “Let’s Pretend” can be taken so seriously, yes, with a straight face, do you believe?
Why, the whole stage of life is set for high drama. Good grief, you might just as well think that the whole purpose of life is the height of drama and not life itself. After all, the world seems to be a soap opera when all is said and done. Shenanigans? Who has not been fooled?
Does life take a back seat to drama? Can it be that which really matters is Light! Camera! Action! Yes, is drama the thing of which life is made now? Is drama the purpose of life and not character the purpose of life or true growth? Drama holds sway? The play is the thing? Life is not so much? Theater is everything? The play is the thing, uniform and all, as if life is nothing but a flurry of excitement on stage and that’s all that matters until the lights go off. Does life amount to a song and dance, a parade for those who watch the parade go by and not for the marchers themselves?
Can life be a made of a lot of hooey and not much more by the wayside? It couldn’t have been you who took presentations seriously. It can’t be that there are real dress rehearsals. The play must go on, so it seems. Not everyone has his day in court. All the paraphernalia and subterfuge of life while life is doing its thing.
Do some shows get pushed off the road or the bus breaks down and all that sort of thing? Does everyone get his own turn, yes or no?
Are some of My children down-played amidst the whole play of drama? What is the real story? Has the real story of life on Earth actually begun? Or is life all about dancing around the mulberry bush?
What passes for life, and what is the real thing, for is all of life jammed in however it may be?
“I no longer want to settle for anything less than the real goods,” you may say. You may say:
“Right now I am here for this one ride. I want to size it up as I go along. I don’t want any more wool pulled over my eyes. Give me the liberty to love life as love truly is.
“God, please establish me in full sunlight and liberty and nothing less. No longer will I be set-up. Pour life on me, God, as it is truly is. I am to be the real goods from now on. I will accept no less, so help Me God.”
We (The Servants of the Light), have told you time and time again that each of you is Unique within the Multi-verse. Your immortal “I Am” presence is a frequency of Light (Imperishable Creator Light) that is partially made by you through all of your actions. This is at present contained within a Human Vessel while you struggle through the dense, low frequency of this lower Realm. Just as no 2 human vessels have the same fingerprints; so it is that no 2 human souls have the same frequency. So this means that all of you are equal. There is no greater than or less than. When you all accept this you will learn to care about where you are standing, what you are thinking and how you are treating those about you. You will stop concerning yourselves with where others are standing, what others are thinking and how others are treating those about them. As long as you do no harm to others are harm to your environment… you are free to pursue your own lives. You do not own others or this planet.
Peace! Awake and Arise!