Rosicrucian Health Care

Senator Bernie Sanders wants health care for all, a human right, he believes.

Senator Rand Paul worries that this amounts to “conscription”, that doctors will be drafted against their will, meaning a loss of freedom.

In China, the doctors are paid in proportion to how many of their patients are well. In the United States, the doctors are paid in proportion to how many of their patients are sick: the more illness, the better, from the doctor-profit point of view.

But the Rosicrucians win the prize for best health care providers. Christian Rosencreutz, founder of the secret society, stipulated that the Brethren were to disperse like the Apostles into various countries and that “none of them should profess any other thing then to cure the sick, and that gratis.” [1]

But maybe Jesus and his Apostles were really the best of the health care providers. Jesus was always curing the sick at no charge and, as a bonus, often forgave their sins as well. The Apostles went out to do likewise.

I am turning 65 soon and am besieged night and day by Medicare supplemental insurance salespersons. I finally just turned off the phone, so I could get some peace. The Medicare, I find out, is not exactly free: they take out money from your Social Security check for the “Part B” and “Part D” coverage. And even then you are not completely covered! Hence the ravenous appetite of the supplemental insurance salespersons.

There are practitioners of Chinese medicine in the town. But they are not covered by Medicare. That seems “politically incorrect” to me and possibly “racist” against the Chinese.

Meanwhile my life force is slowly waning as various debates continue on the health care topic. Maybe, though, a Rosicrucian will knock on my door in time. Then I will at last have no health care worries.

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[1] The Real History of the Rosicrucians, by Arthur Edward Waite. Elibron Classics reprint of 1887 edition.

 

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Today’s COW

“Many authors have written at length concerning the force of imagination,” wrote Francesco Maria Guazo circa 1605, “for example Pico della Mirandola, De Imaginationibus… All are agreed that the imagination is a most potent force…” [1]

A glamour originally referred to a magic spell, an illusion said to be cast by witches. [2] The witches relied on the power of imagination to cast their spell.

An illusion cast by witches branched out eventually into today’s “news” presentations. A glamour is disseminated meant to convince people that enormous crises are breathing down their necks.

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical thought experiment that raises questions regarding observation and perception. Wrote Philosopher George Berkeley: “… there is nothing easier than for me to imagine trees, for instance, in a park […] and nobody by to perceive them […] The objects of sense exist only when they are perceived…” Later, in June 1883, in the magazine The Chautauquan, the question was put, “If a tree were to fall on an island where there were no human beings would there be any sound?” They then went on to answer the query with, “No. Sound is the sensation excited in the ear when the air or other medium is set in motion.” [3]

If Confederate statues are toppled to the ground, do they make a sound unless the mainstream “news” is reporting it?

Which brings us to today’s COW. That is an acronym for Crisis Of (the) Week. Last week the COW was Hurricane Harvey. As this week begins there are several contenders for C.O.W. There is Hurricane Irma, reported to be headed for Florida. There is Kim Jong Un, reported to be gearing up for a nuke attack. There is President Donald Trump, reported to be about to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), sometimes called the “Dreamers” law, depending on which side you favor.

But is it ALL just a dream? “This is the dream world, and the dream world is the real world,” believed many Native Americans. A type of artificial magic is called Prestidigital. This “prestidigital art was taught by the giant demons before the Flood, and from them Ham learned it, and from him the Egyptians, then the Chaldaeans and Persians, and so in succession.” [1]

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[1] Compendium Maleficarum, by Francesco Maria Guazo. Dover Books edition, 1988.
[2] “Glamour (presentation)”, Wikipedia, September 5, 2017.
[3] “If a tree falls in a forest”, Wikipedia, September 5, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_a_tree_falls_in_a_forest

 

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Star Wars Will Protect Us

What ever happened to “Star Wars”? That was the nickname for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). SDI was first publicly announced by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983. “A wide array of advanced weapon concepts, including lasers, particle beam weapons and ground- and space-based missile systems were studied, along with various sensor, command and control, and high-performance computer systems that would be needed to control a system consisting of hundreds of combat centers and satellites spanning the entire globe.” [1]

So if Kim Jung Un, the “Dear Leader” of North Korea, decided to fire off an ICBM carrying a hydrogen bomb, the “Star Wars” could just zap it out of the sky, right?

Well, it turns out the Reagan “Star Wars” never became operational. (Or at least that’s what they tell us.) “By the late 1980s, the effort had been re-focused on the ‘Brilliant Pebbles’ concept, which was expected to be much less expensive to develop and deploy… Brilliant Pebbles was a non-nuclear system of satellite-based interceptors designed to use high-velocity, watermelon-sized, teardrop-shaped projectiles made of tungsten as kinetic warheads. It was designed to operate in conjunction with the Brilliant Eyes sensor system.” [1]

So if Kim Jung Un, the “Dear Leader” of North Korea, decided to fire off an ICBM carrying a hydrogen bomb, the “Brilliant Pebbles” could just zap it out of the sky, right?

“Though regarded as one of the most capable SDI systems, the Brilliant Pebbles program was canceled in 1994 by the BMDO (Ballistic Missile Defense Organization).” [1]

So maybe that would be the solution to today’s Crisis Of The Week (COTW): Restart the Brilliant Pebbles program, and then just laugh at Kim Jung Un.

Last week, the COTW was Hurricane Harvey, but that is already “old news”, baby. Before that the COTW was about the Confederate statues. If a tree fell in the forest and the news media weren’t there to tell us, would it still make a sound?

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[1] “Strategic Defense Initiative”, Wikipedia, September 4, 2017.

 

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Confederate Graves Desecrated?

Mass hysteria was on the rise, observed Ersjdamoo’s Blog on August 17, 2017. And now, there are reports that vigilante protesters are digging up Confederate graves after the Charlottesville, Virginia incident.

Snopes reports that such claims are “mostly false.” Although in July 2015, protesters disrupted a patch of grass near the grave of Nathaniel Bedford Forrest in Memphis, still “No Confederate graves were ‘dug up’ by protesters in 2015 — or in August 2017.” [1]

Or so reports Snopes. On the other hand, a report in today’s local newspaper does lay out a roadmap. In “Confederate honor in Land of Lincoln”, editor Dan Corkery alerts the “alt left” that four cemeteries in Illinois “contain the remains of Confederate prisoners of war.” [2]

Not specifically mentioned by Corkery is the location of what had been Camp Douglas, located in the vicinity of what is now 31st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago. There, an estimated 10,000 Confederate prisoners-of-war had been held. In its time Camp Douglas had been called “80 acres of Hell.” The site, to this day, remains “the largest mass grave in the western hemisphere, as documented by the book To Die In Chicago… For many years, a local funeral home built on the site maintained prisoner records and a Confederate flag at half-staff, despite being a black-owned business in a predominantly African American neighborhood.” [3]

Hysteria is on the march. In the previous blog entry it was foretold that Steve Bannon would be offered up as a victim to atone for the “sins” of President Donald Trump. And within 24 hours of that blog entry came news that Bannon indeed had been fired from the White House. [4]

Are we having fun yet? A New Moon arrives tomorrow at 18:30 UTC (1:30 pm Central Daylight Time). Meanwhile, the solar eclipse begins in Urbana, Illinois at 11:53 am and lasts until 2:44 pm, Central Daylight Time. [5] So the New Moon and the eclipse are concurrent! This spells possibly major hysteria over something. Get ready for even more laughs, after last week’s hilarious monuments side-splitter!

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[1] “Vigilante Protesters Digging Up Confederate Graves after Charlottesville Clashes?”, by Snopes. http://www.snopes.com/are-vigilante-protesters-digging-up-confederate-graves/
[2] “Confederate honor in Land of Lincoln”, by Dan Corkery. Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, August 20, 2017. Page C-4.
[3] What Would Millard Do?, by Brian F. Redman. Available from Amazon.com
[4] “Mass Hysteria”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, August 17, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/mass-hysteria/
[5] “Eclipses in Urbana, Illinois, USA”, https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/urbana

 

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Mass Hysteria

“Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists,” tweeted President Donald Trump this morning. What Trump really said was a version of, “Whoever is without sin, let them cast the first stone.” The President is saying there is plenty of blame to go around regarding the tragedy of the Charlottsville, Virginia incident of August 12, 2017.

“Not enough!” cry the Pharisees of the press. “Trump must atone for his sins by firing Steve Bannon!” Unless a sacrificial victim (Bannon) is offered up to Moloch, artificial mass hysteria will continue to be ginned up by the press.

More artificial mass hysteria, this time of the “fun” type, is being stirred up about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st. Personally I plan to take a nap during the event.

Some cases of mass hysteria can hopefully be viewed in the video at the top of today’s blog entry. But here is another mass hysteria case you might not have heard about:

You probably know that around 999 A.D. the “second coming” was widely expected. But did you know that there was a mass migration from Europe to the Holy Land around this time? This phenomenal migration happened decades before Pope Urban II preached “Crusade” in 1095 A.D., which led to a different mass migration hysteria, aptly described in the book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

“The scene of the last judgement was expected to be at Jerusalem and as the year 1000 drew nigh the number of pilgrims proceeding eastward to await the coming of the Lord in that city was so great as to be compared to a desolating invasion,” records Montague Summers in his admirable book, The Geography of Witchcraft. Most of the swarm had sold all their possessions before leaving Europe and were living on the proceeds. “Buildings were allowed to fall into decay. It was thought idle to repair these when the end of time was so near.”

 

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Russiagate Story Collapses

An important report from The Nation magazine further undermines the Russiagate story.

“A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack”, reported Patrick Lawrence on August 9, 2017. A “great edifice” known as Russiagate had been erected ever since “events in the spring and early summer of 2016 were identified as remote hacks and, in short order, attributed to Russians acting in behalf of Donald Trump.” However a group of forensic investigators, intelligence analysts, system designers, program architects, and computer scientists “of long experience and strongly credentialed are now producing evidence disproving the official version of key events last year.” [1]

The independent group, which calls itself VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity), analyzed data transfer speeds and concluded remote hacks could not have accomplished the leak of Democratic National Committee (DNC) files. Instead, the evidence points to an onsite transfer of files to a storage device such as a thumb drive. [1]

The report in The Nation magazine offers the following timeline (except for the last item added by me):

  • June 12, 2016: Julian Assange announced that WikiLeaks had and would publish documents pertinent to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
  • June 14, 2016: CrowdStrike, a cyber-security firm hired by the DNC, announced, without providing evidence, that it had found malware on DNC servers and had evidence that Russians were responsible for planting it.
  • June 15, 2016: Guccifer 2.0 first appeared, took responsibility for the “hack” reported on June 14 and claimed to be a WikiLeaks source. It then posted adulterated documents.
  • July 5, 2016: Guccifer again claimed he had remotely hacked DNC servers, and the operation was instantly described as another intrusion attributable to Russia.
  • July 10, 2016: Seth Conrad Rich, an employee for the DNC, was fatally shot in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Officially they have been blaming the murder of Seth Rich on a “botched robbery.” But what if it was really a botched assassination? A professional assassin would have shot Mr. Rich in the head. But suppose Seth Rich detected the attempt-in-progress and tried to evade the “hit”? That would explain why Seth Rich was shot in the back.

On August 9, 2016, WikiLeaks announced a $20,000 reward for information about Rich’s murder leading to a conviction. [2] This is unusual for Wikileaks to have offered a reward, indicating the Seth Rich case is somehow especially important to them.

In May 2017 a Special Inquisitor, Robert Mueller, was appointed to delve into the Russiagate allegations. But lately Inquisitor Mueller has branched out from Russiagate, as if that avenue has been unfruitful. If there is no Russiagate, how does Mueller keep his job? And how, anyway, does one fire a Special Inquisitor?

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[1] “A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack”, by Patrick Lawrence. The Nation (online), August 9, 2017. https://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/
[2] “Murder of Seth Rich”, Wikipedia, August 15, 2017.

 

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Ukraine Etiquette Tips

The single Ukraine women were eager to meet me. They were all gorgeous and alluring. Before I rushed off to Ukraine, though, I wanted to learn something about how to behave there. (Background: Single Ukraine Ladies, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, August 14, 2017.)

“Don’t do this in Ukraine,” advises one of the Ukraine women. (See her video, hopefully viewable at top.) Do not, for example, blow your nose in public. The Ukraine women will think that is gross.

In America we always say, “Hi, how are you?” But if you say that in Ukraine, they will think that you really want to know how they are, and they will begin telling you about their various aches, pains and problems.

A big boo-boo would be to say, “Well, Ukraine and Russia are basically the same.” It is true that the Russian women are also eager to meet you. But beyond that, there is a big difference. You see, Ukraine used to have a President named Viktor Yanukovych. He was elected on February 7, 2010 “in an election that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe called transparent and honest.” But then Senator John McCain traveled to Ukraine and meddled in their election. This led to the removal from power of Yanukovych in February 2014. He is currently in exile in Russia and wanted by Ukraine for high treason. [1] So if you said in Ukraine that it was basically the same as Russia, the All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda”, a national socialist political party, might haul you in for questioning. [2]

One other etiquette tip for when you are meeting the beautiful and alluring Ukraine women is to keep your distance. Different cultures have different social spaces customs. Suggested in the video, “Don’t do this in Ukraine,” is to keep about an arm’s length away in casual encounters.

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[1] “Viktor Yanukovych”, Wikipedia, August 15, 2017.
[2] “Svoboda (political party)”, Wikipedia, August 15, 2017.

 

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