Friday, July 10, 2015

One Day, Every One of us will be Bathed in the Light of the Ineffable.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there and just because you can doesn't mean it is.

At the risk of being subjective here, instead of introspective, which sometimes get's mistaken for it, much as one might mistake the musings of Proust as navel gazing, when he was just doing what Proust did or he would not have been Proust, I will take that risk, given circumstances that have been ongoing for a bit. At one point I was linked at a number of major alternative news gathering sites and that went on for some years, with seldom a problem and during that period I was a great deal more, direct and even bombastic than I have ever been in recent times. If anything, I've scaled back some of the thunder and I have certainly modified my behavior in the comments section. Originally, I agreed with myself, to respond in kind so as to negate any possibility that I would be taken for someone, or something that I am not. I doubt that many readers know how important this is for me because, regardless of what I have elucidated in these postings, there are a myriad of experiences that have never found their way on these pages and given what generally unreported things The Man on the Beach told me and given some of the unreported experiences I have had with others, over the course of time, it is critical that I am crystal clear about certain things. Maybe I overdid it here and there; that is the nature of compensation, or what might be more correctly called, 'overcompensation', (grin).

I have not always possessed a completely objective state of mind and that might still be the case. This means that sometimes I mistake events and trends as something other than what they really are. This is only in the short term, because I do have 20-20 hindsight. However, it does make for errors in judgment where I mistake what I think is happening for what is really happening.

The sites I was linked on are main street, Las Vegas, neon advertising portals. That they are after financial compensation can be reflexively presumed. Besides this, there is often a public crying out for funds. I've done the math on the advertising revenue, vis a vis their daily traffic and with the assistance of certain software and search engine tactics and it's pretty clear to me that these webmasters are living at a level far above anything I know and that is mostly because I have NO paid advertising. I have no paid advertising because I do not want to have to 'grow to depend' on anyone who might at any point object to my saying certain things. I'm not a materialist. In some ways, these webmasters are not much different from those they presume to expose and criticize because they are just looking to do well like all the rest of them. They found a tactic and a platform that let's them present themselves as being on the right side of history but when it comes to bottom line survival issues they don't differ that much from their targets and because of their vulnerability to a drive for personal gain from what they do, their potential to become like those they despise is quite great, given states of necessity they might be placed in and the desire for an ever better and better life.

I was decent to these people and defensive of them, even at the cost of my reputation in the minds of those who don't like them. I never once received any appreciation or acknowledgment of this but I'm not looking for accolades. Regardless of what some might think, I really do want to do the right thing. I may not always be right about what I think that is but I try.

People have said negative things to me about these webmasters now and again. They have called into question my integrity for simply being linked on their sites. These sites link hundreds of articles so... I'm guessing none of us have any integrity according to these anonymous critics. Even today there are people who insist I am a Mason, which I am not nor never have been. They say I am somehow in the employ of the Catholic Church because I do not criticize them enough or recognize that they are behind everything. In my opinion, based on my studies and intuitive gifts (should I actually possess any), I believe the prince of darkness is behind it all and his first line of manifest control is the bankers. Everyone else is secondary or ancillary. This is just what I have found, over and over and over again and what I see in action every day. I do not doubt that there is a multicultural population of offenders of every hue and stripe. I also believe there is a pecking order and that you, 'follow the money'. In any case, I write what I am inspired to write and that's how it goes. As I have so often said, “Take what is useful and leave the rest.” Regardless... all of my illustrations of the manifest realm are simply incidental color commentary, whose purpose is to sinuously and sometimes circuitously find its way to some exposition on the ineffable. That's the whole point and purpose of everything that happens here. I don't care one way or another what opinions some tiny minority may hold about me, that's how it is and it is demonstrated in a daily consistency that doesn't change. It might wobble on occasion but there is a gyroscope in it.

Speaking of circuitousness, let's cut to the chase while there is still space to chase it on; I discovered that a webmaster who had hosted my work for some time had ceased to put me in the daily headlines BUT... I still had my box section and my book was still being shown in the horizontal Rolodex up top of the page. I didn't know about any of this because I seldom paid attention to that site. I just sent in my work and went on to the next thing. It was a reader that alerted me to it. So I began to inquire of the man who was involved in transferring my work to the site. Not only he but every other person I knew from that site refused to respond in any way. If there were, or had been any kind of reason given for this happening, I would be fine with it; life changes and we must adapt. I was expunged from the site completely once I began my inquiries.

You might be wondering, “hasn't he already said some of these same things?” Yes, I have but much has happened since then.

The other major linking site stopped posting my work shortly after I went public about the Rense affair. When I inquired, this time, I got a response. I was told that my work had become too subjective and- of course- my mention of the divine in my postings was anathema to a confirmed and committed atheist. My postings were often rejected, should any mention of the ineffable come about. I was okay with this because I have no problem with people holding certain perspectives that differ from my own. The spiritual evolution of any personality can take a long, long time, depending on the direction they are headed in. I thought it ironic that this atheist, like 99%, objects most virulently, not to the idea of an overseeing creator, but to the vagaries and vices of organized religion. A subtle mind would easily pick up on the differentiation but for some reason, even seemingly intelligent people, find themselves incapable of distinguishing between the two. What makes this even more strange is that they have no problem rejecting the idea of things beyond the reach of their understanding. Put simply, these people reject god because they want to play god and any competition to that is cast off out of hand. If you are going to be god then there can be no gods before you; just like with the real thing. They have decided that they are Invictus. They believe, “I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” At a certain level and having reached the requisite awareness, this can turn out to be true, after a fashion. It is not true as concerns the ego and its mechanisms of analysis and judgment.

Some time ago I pointed out to the reader that there were individuals in the comments section who were not who they made themselves appear to be. Recently I have heard from different commentators that they have been experiencing bullying tactics from certain long term residents here. They felt I should take a stronger hand in the matter. Not long ago a poster who had been around for some time and who is a bit of a curmudgeon, started to go off on a more regular basis, employing expletives and profanity... generally a sort of, “fuck you!” reaction to anyone who disagreed with him, while at the same time engaging in a passive aggressive manner of cultivating the support of some and unleashing on others. I initially told him he was being over the top and sought to influence him to be less abrasive. He kept at it and finally I informed him that this particular kind of behavior was unacceptable. He unloaded on me in particularly nasty way, as if all of our time together here meant nothing at all. I found that surprising. I didn't print the particular comment because I didn't want to be part of starting a negative back and forth. He hasn't come back around. Maybe he thinks he's banned. He's not.

I bump around one or two comments a month. Sometimes I do it to protect the person posting it, whom I believe would later regret saying it. Other times it is because it is an anonymous hit piece that serves no purpose other than an intent to injure or slander me. One of the reasons I seek to be more equanimitous (yeah, I know it is not an actual word but I'm using it.) these days is to possibly cut back on people offended by my previously direct manner. We are in search of a kinder, gentler visible. This won't dissuade the viper contingent but maybe it will militate generally .across the board. I do not intend to stay fixed in a pattern, unless it is the pattern of a relentless search for the ineffable.

What is the central locus of this whole affair here, today? It is to point out that there is a war on and it is being waged against those who seek to publicize what is true, as opposed to the shitstorm of lies that surround us on all side. In respect of that, some people are finding it near impossible to comment and these sites are being blocked in many areas.

Yes... for the period of a posting or two we are more subjective than some might like. We don't just discuss contemporary conditions and current events to the exclusion of hidden and less visible causes and agendas, or eschew anecdotal examples. We seek, in our poor fashion, to illustrate subjects that have never been easy to articulate. We recognize that we are limited. We recognize that we have shortcomings that need to be overcome. We recognize that we know little when our knowledge is matched up with the cosmic intelligence. We can only do our best and we will make mistakes. We will make mistakes in the precise truth of what is and what is not because we don't know everything and we will make mistakes in our interactions with others because we were not as patient or understanding as we might have been. All I can say is that we are better than we were and that each day we strive to be more so. Of course we will have setbacks but we will step forward again and again until we walk through that timeless portal into the living and eternal light and our ability and possibility of doing this is not dependent of the permissions of anyone here who might object. It depends on the will of the ineffable... and only on the ineffable... alone.

Yes, we have suffered certain dramatic hits in our exposure but strangely, our daily numbers are not that different from what they were before these things happened. I find this hard to understand but it is what it says on the stat page. Although Visible Orgami was the first blog, it receives less traffic than the others and was overtaken in visitor count a long time ago. This speaks to the public's interest in the seen over the unseen.

Sometime in the next couple of weeks, Smoking Mirrors will pass a count of seven million visitors. We'll manage. Only the ineffable has the final say on the particular life of this particular personality and... in truth, this is so for all of us, like it or not. I rest my existence upon the absolute and certain truth of the existence of an ineffable. Believe what you will and may it go well for you. I do wish this for you. I pray it goes well for all of us, though I suspect it will not. However, in the long term, all of us will find the light. The power and will of the ineffable cannot be denied and even if I am never linked anywhere again, I will not cease in talking about the ineffable. Nothing else holds any primary importance for me.

Last Sunday's radio broadcast (about the ineffable) is still up there somewhere.


sage691 said...

No worries. I stopped reading all of those other bloggers and news sites long ago, once I realized that they were not what they claimed to be. Now I read all three of your blog pages (and LOVE Origami!) and I read That's it and that's enough for me.

I enjoy observing some of the tactics of the commenters on your blogs. I try to pick out which ones are fakers or 'artistes' before they expose themselves. I think I'm getting pretty good at it too. Thanks, Les.

Ray B. said...

Starting off with the visible and going onto the ineffable:

About a week ago, my landlady died. She had ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She had been in decline for about four years, the last two of which I witnessed. (Picture Steven Hawking, except with a vivacious, art-side, prime-of-life female going-down.)

The lady stopped breathing in her bedroom. I had the emergency 'job' of lifting her unconscious body out of her wheelchair and onto her bed. I took-over chest-compressions, after her husband wore-out before paramedics arrived. She lived, and lasted for two more days before dying (in the hospital).

This lady was a good person. Strong-willed and stubborn, but kind. Vis' readers will appreciate that she took-in four ill-treated dogs from the pound and bestowed great love on them. She pursued several parallel careers and was successful in all of them. She even allowed an alternative-history/conspiracy site to be broadcast via Internet from her house (weekly).

Watching this disease unfold was terrible. I understand all about 'for the demonstration', karma issues, etc. Nevertheless, being in the same house with someone who is being slowly-robbed of their body-functioning while still retaining mental clarity was excruciating. (No explanation was given by Higher Self, despite several askings.) A real 'test' of not hating all-God...

(Early in my stay, I asked whether to do some energy-work/healing on this person. My Higher Self gave a strong "No, stay out of it" response. I asked several times, but always got the same answer. So, I just tried to give emotional support.)

After the lady died, her daughter came into my bedroom a day or two later. She was looking for emotional support. As we discussed the lady, I became aware of a 'presence' popping-in behind me. Turning and looking-around, I 'saw' the lady hovering a couple of feet off the floor, back toward the closet door. 'She' was in an ovoid or ellipsoid energy-form shape, rather than as a human figure. Definitely her. She was interestedly-observing our dialogue. As the conversation wore down, she popped-out.

After considering a bit, I mentioned this 'apparition' to the daughter. She seemed surprised but comforted...

Best Wishes,
Ray B.

P.S. This Sheldon Wolin article on "inverted totalitarianism" in America is from 2010. It only goes as high as "Corporatism" as a cause, but otherwise describes our present 'ills' pretty thoroughly...

Anonymous said...

For some reason some golf "ra ra " chants come to mind like,

"You da man"

"Get in the hole"

Yes..I'm that gotta a problem?

Visible said...

hip hop golf?

Ginnie said...

Since either 2001 or 2002...if I had internet capabilities...your blog was visited by me every day and multiple times each day. Since the days when it was just like reading a typewritten piece of paper. I can't even remember how I found you but I would not miss a day.

brian boru said...

Hi Les. I can't speak for anyone else but I certainly think you have been on the right track most of the time. I have taken great comfort in much of what you have related over the years and I have always been impressed by your determination to do the right thing and name the demons who torment us, even if it's not PC to do so. I hope you long continue on course. Best regards.

Visible said...

The Rense thing is really strange. Not a single person connected to the site will communicate with me. This includes Jim Kirwan whom I have had an amicable relationship with for some years. We don't talk back and forth often but the back and forth was always swift and uncomplicated. I've never seen anything like this. It is as if he reached out to everyone connected to him and said, "Do not contact under any circumstances!" It might not be so odd if anything of any kind had happened between us but nothing did. It just happened out of the blue. Weird.

Anonymous said...

At the very least Rivero is a hypocrite. He won't print your work when it has a mention of God in it but he promotes his wife's Christian religious music on a regular basis and that is a much more direct association with it than your indirect articles where one has to read them to discover the contents. Even worse, her work is religious and yours is spiritual and like you say, religion is what pisses him off from what I can see. I've never liked him or Jeff Rense much because they are both insufferably vain.

Anonymous said...

I don't care much for the opinions or rejection of the majority of people.
As long as It's all good with the ineffable ;-),
It's all good with me.
Hidden agendas and machinations everywhere.
Crass and Vulgar all of it.The fevered pursuit of money and power...Ughhh! How tiring,how futile.
I don't know...I say that a lot now.

Much love Vis.


Anonymous said...

You are a 'remarkable man'.

-the mendicant

dirtykid© said...


First, I'd like to apologise that I'm exhausted and may not have properly absorbed everything you've said here as it may lead to certain 'asked and answered' points...

You are still am inspiration to me even if I do not always agree fully with everything you say... So much so, that I try really hard to not read your latest post if I'm in the middle of writing a post of my own nor to immediately start writing for my own blog after having visit here. (though I'm likely still posting some variant of a 'mirrored Petri dish that smokes' despite my best efforts) That said I see no reason to moderate yourself simply for the sake of moderating yourself, you are human, and have my permission to continue being so ;)

Sure origami is harder for most people to reconcile in a godless age of corrupted preachers, which is what likely makes it more important. I struggled for more than 20 years to reconcile that I was not actually the atheist I thought myself to be but simply an agnostic realising all religions as corral of control mechanisms... I'd post more details of that in my own blog if I had any understanding or proper verbiage to detail that experience, but it is admittedly outside of the realm of where I'd consider myself knowledgeable, and the whole of it is sometimes only a vague and shapeless blob of subte emotions come into clarity much later.

I will feel free to point out areas where I might disagree with your take on things because on many levels our awareness and perspective will differ. I hope such instances will not appear as a direct attack, because, on many levels we are both swimming the high-sea of lies and disinformation and feel my own site lacks certain interaction and discord I expect should come with the territory of proving the world false...

Not sure if I'm even making sense right now, so I'll stop


Anonymous said...

hip hop golf, lol!


Anonymous said...

Jeff Rense and Mike Rivero = vain lol lol lol

Not saying this isn't true, but there's some irony in there, that is pretty funny.

The guy with the female 80's blowout, that's posts a conspiracy website with aliens, is vain. (Grin)

Rivero, the guy who lives in a dumpy apartment in Hawaii (so he claims), and resembles a goateed midget, and wishes he could be part of Hollywood, is vain. (Grin)

Not trying to be harsh or needlessly judgemental on surfacial issues, but I really hope these people are more of a character or joke, rather than seriously vain. I'd like to know what vain world they're exceeding in (besides making more $ than they pretend). Rense, the new jfk jr. And Rivero the new Spielberg.

Les, you gotta watch some golf some time...that's not hip hop golf...that's just plain ordinary 2015 golf chanting... The "you da man!" Thing came about during the Tiger days...and I've been told he is part black...which automatically makes him hip hop, which in turn, basically made golf hip hop.

Essentially, I'm just getting very excited by watching your success at the Lynx. And must ride your coat tails to my 2 seconds of fame, by being the guy caught on mic yelling "you da man" as you successfully crush your 330 yd drive down the center of the fairway.

Les just accept it, "you da man."

Anonymous said...

Still here! Still in step. Stopped visiting the 'other sites' months and months ago. What crap they are. So many holes. Only visited cuz they were on the right side of your page. Still love da Phoenix! All the best and a beautiful day to everyone still HERE!
Liz in LA

Anonymous said...

Each Vis blog and radio emission, and the postings transmitted therefrom, are facets of the same diamond, reflecting the light of the ineffable. It has proven to be too much for some to handle, and they always, eventually, inevitably expose their true motives because because of it.


Diane said...

It's one thing to do the right thing; but to do the right thing when no one's looking...(well, seemingly no one looking.)

P.S. There's no way that the present online count is only 6.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Anonymous. allow me to continue on the Rivero theme for a moment. It is simply not possible for someone in the game as long as he and and as well-versed on thing as he to:

1 - ridicule the Communism threat of the McCarthy era
2 - to cheerlead for the Gay Agenda
3 - to ignore the role of Jews in Bolshevik Russia
4 - to regurgitate JSM lies about WWII
5 - ignore the long, documented history of Jewish international intrigue

He's Jewish of course and was a weekly guest on Jones's show for a long time.

These days he's popping up trying to pinch a little badly needed street cred from different audiences. Claimed to be a Christian one day while maligning Christ and the Catholic Church non-stop.

I could go on at greater length, detail, and clarity but I'll cease.

You've been a light in the storm for years, Visible. Nothing to apologize for. Many thanks to you sir for your words of wisdom and comfort in these very dark times.

Anonymous said...

Recently, i experienced something similar to what Mr. Visible speaks of. Like he, i remain baffled and can only guess why at the reasons for it.

"What makes this even more strange is that they have no problem rejecting the idea of things beyond the reach of their understanding."

I feel like i'm surrounded with people who have zero inclination to see the things i see, even less to comprehend them. what i mean by that is, current events and life-altering changes that crucially affect everyone everywhere, such as the ever accumulating stack of reports on false-flag events and the preponderance of evidence against any natural outcropping of circumstances, in favor of any official conclusion to them. These are people who are close friends and family. I'm at a loss to answer why.

A friend and i somehow brought up the strings of "shootings" and i told him these things have been proven false and faked beyond doubt. "Here, i'll show you. come here and sit, you'll see." My friend replied with a firm, emphatic "NO." I inquired to why. "I don't want to, because i don't believe in conspiracy theories, there's no way that many people could pull that together." To which i inquired him about compartmentalization and documentation showing gathered groups of people in employment by official departments of said 'many people' with bribes and sworn secrecy and so forth. "Impossible" and: "i don't care." he says. I implored him to examine the evidence and was met with flat refusal and then accused me of "believing" things and of wanting him to believe what i believe and hoped i'd never served on a jury. (in fact, i had, concluding with enough evidence to support the outcome of the trial.)

..."Even if it were true, i wouldn't believe it."

"He unloaded on me in particularly nasty way, as if all of our time together here meant nothing at all. I found that surprising."

i know the feeling well.

In the face of everything occurring, it's a painful sting to have someone, especially a friend, accuse you of "belief" and refuse to even confirm their own stand on a thing. i don't know why these walls and blinds go up so readily in the face of objective verity. i earnestly wonder what other forces are in play during these moments. is it some kind of built in mechanism of an affected force protecting its stake? i find it most bizarre.

"We recognize that we have shortcomings that need to be overcome...We can only do our best and we will make mistakes."

Baffled, is all i can say. And of course, not the only time, either. Most of the people i am surrounded by are this way and small talk is standard prose. I'm left feeling like some inexperienced prophet bumbling along in my message. And quite lonely besides. Often conversations with perfect strangers are much more engaging and enlightening by contrast. Another bizarre feature of this riddle of experience of being close and yet not close at all.

Anonymous said...

wanted to clarify all that jabber about family and friends was me, jimminychristmas.
hello, everybody.
sorry. forgot to put that on there.

Anonymous said...

Seven million visitors. Wow. Congrats. In the past year, both my parents died,
two friends died of heart attacks, too early..... after my inheritance I had a
sudden illness that pretty much used up said inheritance, in ussa w/o health insurance, but survived.... I find
entering the seventh decade of life against all odds I look at less and less, no
more rense, wrh, coast to coast, etc., but do check out smoking mirrors....
still amongst the living against great odds....

Visible said...

A new Petri Dish is up now-

Transiting from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary.

dirtykid© said...

Wait, what? You were delisted from WRH? YOU MUST BE EVIL (LOL)!

Actually, any mention of white noise a also appearing in the alternative media that have hit my blog in the past year or so has been mostly a jab at Rivero as that feed seems to have become Redit for tinfoil hatters with ADHD and a memory no longer than 5 minutes ago... I've been 'mark all as read'ing them for almost year occasionally link trailing something to find it stemming from some unvalidatable Op-ed piece, so I hadn't noticed you had been pulled from there...

Hmmm... It speaks volumes that I've started using them when searching for bad examples of going ballistic because somebody posted a JPEG of two lines on a white background and no actual details... Oddly enough this transition did not hit the same absolution point as Alex Jones did, maybe he's simply been selling out in slow phases...

So, I guess what I'm saying is... If this is Why we Really need to Have a kinder gentler visible, fuck'em! Fuck'em twice backwards if need be.


Me0617 said...

Sir, The Truth is always important, regardless of what others think or feel, because Truth will stand on the merits of its own honesty.
Thank You for the views that you bring to the Light.
Peace, Love, Truth, Freedom and Justice to All. John - out.

Anonymous said...

To think that I found your sites through WRH over a decade ago, after I followed Mike's site since the late 90's, back then he seemed like one of the more reliable, & trustworthy voices out there, but fairly early on I thought I noticed a certain bias in the details of what he considered relevant. His categorical dismissal of say, the existence of chemtrails, with a somewhat arrogant air he 'explains' the nature of contrails from planes, & disregards the fact that most people who post about it already know the difference.(thus unknowingly painting himself like an arrogant twit in their eyes, as well as the rest of us who notice)
His take on all things he deems 'religious' is kinda sad, whenever he goes off about "the big playmate in the sky" I almost wish someone could warn him to beware a cosmic ass-whupping, because 'someone' might NOT necessarily be "playing around"....
I guess it bummed me out a bit, when I finally realized that he may well be a considerably more subtle version of "Alex Jones"....

@anon 8:15pm,-
..."Even if it were true, i wouldn't believe it."
I got the exact same, word for word response, from an old friend, over much of the same,( I'm sure you've noticed the almost horrifically comical irony of that statement,- kinda says it all if you think on it...)
I know what you mean trying to get friends/family to just simply acknowledge the existence of evidence problematic to their preferred version of whatever events, only to be met with stubborn refusal & condemnation of one's (purported) beliefs.
The fact that they automatically accuse you of "believing things" is quite telling-beware being accused of various "crimes" or some (often vague) complicity,therein...
All said, of course, I should take care to watch myself as well, just because I've developed a distaste for self-deception, doesn't necessarily mean I'm not still guilty of the same.

Anonymous said...

We live in a time where your own family and friends would rather believe their own friend/loved one is schizo, than believe someone they don't know, with likely billions of dollars, could be lying to's sad.

Anonymous said...


Based on your statement "Yes, we have suffered certain dramatic hits in our exposure but strangely, our daily numbers are not that different from what they were before these things happened. I find this hard to understand but it is what it says on the stat page." I'm wondering if you're aware of what appears to be some longstanding tribal manipulation of the stats your readers see in the counter box on each of your blogs.

It seems you are shown something different than your readers. For at least a year, maybe two, I've noted that when the "Online" count would be in the several hundreds, the "Daily" count would be less than that. I just chalked it up to blatant unfurling of the beast, but assumed you had decided to ignore it. Now in the last few weeks the "Online" count I see on each of your blogs shows at between 1and 5 readers at any one time. Are you able to delete the counter feature from your blogs?

Thanks so much for your beautiful insights.


Andy said...

The whole tone of Rense has changd lately, not just the absense of your unique headline style, but others are missing as well. They seem to have dropped the pretense of humour and are drilling down on a more sombre and controlled outlook.

Anonymous said...

“The Rense thing is really strange. Not a single person connected to the site will communicate with me. This includes Jim Kirwan whom I have had an amicable relationship with for some years. We don't talk back and forth often but the back and forth was always swift and uncomplicated. I've never seen anything like this. It is as if he reached out to everyone connected to him and said, "Do not contact under any circumstances!" It might not be so odd if anything of any kind had happened between us but nothing did. It just happened out of the blue. Weird.”

Les, if you have been reviewing the site regularly, you can understand how easy it is for certain covert powers to manipulate and suppress the internet communications of persons that they are interested in, such as by wiping e-mails, virtual quarantine by holoweb, geographical site blackout veiled by stuxnet-style fake internal stats, and many more techniques (known or unknown to us).

Is it possible that you are being messed with in your attempts to virtually reach out to the limbs of Rense, that is by parties interested in restricting your outreach by stanching a possible reconciliation with that popular venue?

Anonymous said...

"All I can say is that we are better than before and that each day we strive to be more so."

"This is an important Benedictine vow, conversion of life, meaning that we are willing to start anew each day, since yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come, and really all we have is the present."
-abbot Phillip, Monastery of Christ in the Desert, New Mexico

We fall down, we get up again, we "strive to be more..",
is it like that?


Anonymous said...

Hello Vis,

Interesting post. "Great minds think alike" - just came across a "new" Russian-made reproduction of Dostoeskiy's "Demons" on Amazon:

All 4 parts are available to watch and free. Thought to share. What a treat! As with Bulgakov's works, so as Dostoevsky's - portrayals of Godless folks who keep on wondering if God does exist or not. Karma mill at its best.

All the best.


Anonymous said...

Viz et al,

WOW, I too immediately flashed on the rah rah aspect of loving God. I thought of the genie in Aladdin (as a cheerleader). And so said:

God, God, He's our Man
If He can't do it, no one can

I'm trying to imagine the world if everyone in it was seeking God and seeking to do His will.

I believe you are the best writer alive. I'm pretty sure I'm right about this.

My take on the non-open folks is that maybe they are sometimes confronted with the Spirit of Truth that lives within them (and everyone) and are terrified. To them, truth is perhaps a creepy troll that they want nothing to do with.



The 3rd Elf said...

@Norm #27

The counter in the right hand sidebar is a third party app which worked very well for maybe 18 months... then one or more scripts which drive it fell over meaning that it's becoming less reliant; the numbers are "sometimes" right, and often not. I have tried reinstalling (fail) and I have written more times than enough to the geeks who created the widget without success so far. Best I can say at the moment it has good and bad days....

For hard stats, Statcounter reliably provides the numbers and all I can state with regard to that is visitor numbers across the blogs are up 200% on 4 years ago and are no lower now than they were 3 months ago when WRH and Rense were still linking here.

As far as the pretty counter at top right goes, if Vis wants to keep it, fine, if he'd prefer it be hidden or deleted that is fine too, I'm sure he'll let me know.


Anonymous said...

Oh Rense has changed. They all have. Those "Main St." "Truth" sites have been given their marching orders. If you think they survive only on ad revenue, you are sorely mistaken. We have watched Rense fight with almost everyone in the alt news community. It has happened over and over again. Watching the pattern of those that defend him, becoming the next to feel his tantrums, while he attempts to flex his small, wrinkled, limp muscle. It won't be long and the next one on his site will exiled. His and the rest, their numbers are way down. And falling. And for those of you that have heard from the watchers recently, remember what they said, "everything in its time, everything in its time."

David Fiske said...

Finally only the Ineffable matters, all the rest are straws floating on the ocean. We think we are so important but what is important is that Light within. When the dust finally settles on all these events (important to the world) there is just that Light. Hold true to that Vis and ignore those that whine at you. I am so with you here.

Anonymous said...

I've been very quiet I tend to be when I'm struggling a bit, so nothing unusual there. However, Les doesn't tend to be as quiet as this, for as long as everything okay? How are the rest of the people? It's even quiet in the comments section, uncharacteristically so. Just hope Les is okay, and that everyone else is too :-).

Much love to all of you


Ray B. said...

Good article. Yanis Varoufakis on 'our battle to save Greece'. (This conversation took place before the 'deal'.)

“...eventually some official, some legal expert addressed me, and said the following words, that 'Well, the Eurogroup does not exist in law; there is no treaty which has convened this group.'

So what we have is a non-existent group that has the greatest power to determine the lives of Europeans. It’s not answerable to anyone, given it doesn’t exist in law; no minutes are kept; and it’s confidential. So no citizen ever knows what is said within. … These are decisions of almost life and death, and no member has to answer to anybody.”


“But I’m not going to betray my own view, that I honed back in 2010, that this country must stop extending and pretending; we must stop taking on new loans pretending that we’ve solved the problem, when we haven’t; when we have made our debt even less sustainable on condition of further austerity that even further shrinks the economy; and shifts the burden further onto the have-nots, creating a humanitarian crisis. It’s something I’m not going to accept; I’m not going to be party to.”

Calvin said...

Hello les,

I have not visited your blogs for sometime after seven years of daily visits. Originally i linked to smoking-mirrors through Tim Alexanders blog back in 2008. Last year I removed myself from all my regular haunts as i was fed up with the b.s and half truths that filled the above mentioned sites and i needed to focus my attention on my relationship with God..oops the divine..oops, the creator...grin. Well im back now and soooo glad you are still posting. Much love your way and once again you and your readers have a bed, roof and good food available here if you find yourself at the top of the south island of New Zealand. However wait til summer its bloody cold this time of year.

Your down under follower

Anonymous said...

pierre (of the slightly silly party) said...

all I know is that everyone in this world is crazy except me and thee and sometimes I even have my doubts about me.

as a follower of here, and there and the good Rensie (somewhere) one strange thing with the latter is his 311 no-9.1 mag quake denial, and that characteristic rat up the porthole reaction to the few of his guests that have so much as hinted at artificial tsunamis (let alone the 100 times energy of Kobe and no consequent or significant direct quake damage).. fails my 311 litmus test, and I ask why. how much more upset or motivated would we be that they have killed the Pacific than, as you said, the Queen and BP killed the gulf... and all the other shenanigans back and beyond Babylon and all the infiltrating Esthers (trojan horse-asses).

must be Livite-tation as suspended disbelief in the true divine on pain of having ones heart ripped out ,or another motor car accident as he had , if the bump to the head doesnt pull one into phase with Global Stupid.

might be a good idea to also, like, go to a .is domain and give us the number, avoiding DNS deceits. he there said Rense would rather play with his toy trains than take a hit for the truth. seems like damned if you dont anyway, unless he was 'toying' with the idea lately (no sign of it, he has "looked into it" and assures us the natural quake and hydrogen at atmospheric pressure did it).

I finally got past the blogs verification process, tip: don't click on those images, click the check box on each of them. Homer says Doh! what next, virtual strip searches?

Katy said...

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing;
God only is changeless.
Patience gains all things.
Who has God wants nothing.
God alone suffices.---St. Teresa of Avila

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