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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Gaza Bombardment - What You're Not Being Told

You may read the full transcript of this video below!


The Gaza Bombardment -

What You're Not Being Told

15.Jul.2014 | SCG 

The corporate media isn't just distorting the facts on the Gaza assault, they're flat out covering them up.

PREFACE: To all the people attempting to write us off by calling us antisemitic, go watch this video that we made in October of 2013. In that video we harshly attacked racist and antisemitic elements that have been spreading hate through social media. We then followed that up with several confrontations on Facebook where we made it very clear that these idiots are not welcome in our circle. So drop the stupid ad hominem attacks. I'm not influenced by such childish behavior.

On July 7, 2014 Israel began a massive assault on the Gaza strip of Palestine. In the first week alone Israel dropped over 400 tons of bombs, killing over 130 Palestinians. Most were civilians, about half of them were women and children. By the time you are watching the the number will be higher.

Update: The Palestinian death toll as of July 21st, rose to over 500.

Israel's official justification for this wholesale slaughter: the murder of three Israeli teenagers which Israel blames on Hamas. That's not the real reason. First of all Israel has not produced one single piece of evidence implicating Hamas or even a Palestinian in the murders, and in fact the the evidence we do have indicates that that murderers were Israeli. 

You see on Tuesday July 1st, The Jerusalem Post released the audio of the kidnapped teen's distress call to police, and in that call the kidnappers can be heard telling the boys to put their heads down in HEBREW. According to the Jerusalem Post prior to being leaked to the public this audio was being held under a gag order by the Israeli government.

So why is Israel really attacking Gaza? 

It's not about self defense and it's obviously not about avenging those three teenagers. Those are just cover stories for the naive. 

What this is really about is natural gas.

It turns out that Gaza has quite a bit of natural gas on its coastline. One of the largest sources in the region. British Gas, which holds a joint exploration agreement for the area estimates that the fields hold at least 1 trillion cubic feet of gas. That gas belongs to the Palestinian people and they should be the ones to benefit from it. Israel disagrees.

(An interesting side story on this issue: At one point Russia was bidding for a chance to develop Gaza's gas fields.)

 After the death of Yasser Arafat, under questionable circumstances, Israel has controlled those fields, and British Gas has negotiated with Tel Aviv.

With power divided between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the Palestinians have been too weak to put up any meaningful ,resistance and Israel would like to keep it that way.

The Unity Government between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority threatens Israel's control of those fields, and as such it has to be destroyed.

It's pretty basic really. These are the real motives of all wars: resources, territory and power. They'll always come up with an excuse, and it's easy to fall for them if you don't do your research, but there's also a really easy way to avoid getting duped: always stand against wars of aggression. Period. Make it a matter of principle, and the facts and morality will always end up being on your side.

Israeli lynch mob hunting for Arabs by StormCloudsGathering

And speaking of morality, even if those teenagers had been killed by Hamas, what kind of psychopath thinks that this gives Israel the right to go and kill over a hundred people who had nothing to do with it? We're talking about little kids here.
I'm not going to show you the pictures of the dead or dying children here in this video, but I have looked at them, and as a father it's almost unbearable to see. If hearing about those bombs falling doesn't phase you emotionally, if this is just a political debate for you, then go look at the pictures (these for example). You have no right to defend what Israel is doing, if you don't have the courage to even glance at the consequences.
And anyone who would justify these crimes after seeing the civilian casualties should be ashamed of themselves.

The bombing heavily populated residential areas is a war crime, and the U.S. government is funding it with your tax dollars. That's right. Israel receives over 3 billion dollars in foreign aid from the U.S. each year. (But hey, it's not like the American people actually need that money, the national debt is only 17 trillion dollars.)
Of course it's no accident that you've never had face what's being done to the Palestinian's in your name. If you turn on the mainstream media at any point during this crisis all you'll see is constant stream of reports focusing on the Palestinian rockets being fired in response. These reports conveniently fail to mention that as of yet these primitive rockets have not killed one single Israeli.

The Obama administration is also running with this artificial narrative.
But the rockets, the rockets! Let's all bring this back to the puny homemade rockets that the Palestinians are launching out of desperation and frame this as a question of Israel's self defense.
Pretend for a moment that this wasn't happening in the Middle East, but rather in the south west of the United States. Hey, just for kicks let's say it was happening in Palestine Texas. So three teenagers from Mexico are visiting Palestine Texas and they get killed, by somebody, we don't know who. Mexico of course takes this as an invitation to launch airstrikes, on the entire on the entire region.
For ten days the Mexican air force dutifully pummels Palestine Texas, and the surrounding villages, but unfortunately these darn rednecks were unaware that this was perfectly within Mexico's rights, so they started taking pot shots at Mexican fighter jets with their shotguns and deer rifles, and some started shooting in the general direction of the Mexican border. The bullets didn't reach their targets, but still they tried to defend themselves, and THAT is unacceptable.

Sound absurd? That's what you people sound like when you parrot the mainstream media and talk show pundits without thinking. Totally incoherent.
Israel isn't defending itself against the Palestinians any more than the Europeans were defending themselves against the natives of the Americas. Year after year the Israelis have taken more Palestinian land, bulldozed more homes, set up new settlements, and systematically expelled the inhabitants. You can make up justifications or deny it all you want, but the maps don't lie.

Palestine loss of land since 1946

This isn't defense, this is ethnic cleansing.
Of course there are those who are actually ok with what these maps tell us. There are people who like to assert that Israel has the right to steal every square inch of Palestinian land because supposedly one thousand five hundred or so years ago their Jewish ancestors were expelled. They call this the right of return.
Ok, let's go with that.
Rights are an interesting topic. The thing about rights, is that if human right actually exists then it would have to universal to all of humanity.

So what about the Palestinian's right of return?
Don't you find it a bit odd that one of the primary stipulations that Israel always imposes upon the Palestinians during negotiations is that in order to reach a peace agreement the Palestinians have to accept that they have no right to return to the land that was taken from them in the past 50 years? We're not talking about people who have some kind of abstract ancestral claim, these are the actual people who lost their homes, and their farms, and their businesses in this lifetime.
So is the right of return an actual right or is it not? You can't have it both ways without exposing the dirty underbelly of this issue: which is that Zionism is a fundamentally racist and fascistic ideology.
The video below is an extreme display, but it's not unique in Israel these days. If you do a little research on the topic you'll find that hard line Zionism very much resembles a neo-nazi movement.

Israeli lynch mob hunting for Arabs by StormCloudsGathering

Jews against Zionism

And no, Zionism is not inseparable from Judaism,
and it has nothing to do with who you are genetically.

So what can we do to help the Palestinians?
Start by actively engaging this debate everywhere it comes up. Don't avoid the conversation just to be polite. Women and children are being massacred in Gaza right now, and silence in the face of oppression is to take the side of the oppressors.
It's time to start confronting those who support what Israel is doing right now. This isn't a matter of opinion or preference. To defend the use of the military against civilian populations, is shameful, it's immoral and it has consequences.
A particular weight of responsibility sits on the shoulders of those in the so called conservative churches of the United States, because this is where the bulk of the support for Israel is found.
It's up to you who see what is really going on to wake the people in your church up. If the Pastor in your church defends bombardment of Gaza, or any war for that matter, you need to confront him, and if he doesn't respond when you confront him in private then confront him publicly.
If that sounds extreme to you, then go look at those pictures of the little kids who are on the receiving end of this. Go take a glimpse, but understand that the horror of seeing a photo of a dismembered child is nothing like what their parents are feeling.
And to the people of Israel, you need to do some serious soul searching. Is this the image you want the world to have when they think of Israel? An image of a brutal oppressor that murders civilians without hesitation? But more importantly, is this what you want to be?

Bonus Videos

1. Miko Peled, son of a high ranking Israeli general, tells the real story of the Palestinian occupation:


2. Norman Finkelstein ends the argument properly:



Saturday, September 14, 2013


"You can't handle the truth...!"                (OH YEAH.... TRY ME!!!!!!)

This sure seems to be the way our government operates of late (especially)...  While sound  bytes such as "need for transparency" are thrown around like wrapping paper on Christmas morning, we are spoon-fed "the news" by the major media with all kinds of hidden agendas and "special interests", lied to by our elected officials and flat out IGNORED when we demand answers about operations that affect the way we live and the security of our very existance within the borders of our beloved country and as human beings in general!!  People like Edward Snowden are villified and accused of treason for being brave and fed up enough to risk their lives to expose the truth! 

Are we stupid? Are we so reactionary and immature as a whole that we will panic and cause pandemonium if we were privy to what actions are being taken by our federal government and the reasons for them?  Do we not deserve to know the truth if it could affect our daily lives and the choices we make? Or is there in fact something far more sinister at work???  Is our government actually eavesdropping into every aspect of our communications because they FEAR us or want to PROTECT us??  I, for one, feel strongly that only I can truly determine what is best for me and need full disclosure to be properly prepared to make appropriate choices in my own life!!  

How many of you have felt betrayed by a loved one when they have kept from you some pertinent detail that may have caused you to act in a different manner or feel differently about something??  I sure have...  I say I would much rather be "hurt with the truth, rather than comforted with a lie"!!!  We are constantly being told that there are things that "in the interest of national security" that must be withheld from us...  which if we are talking about military strategy or specifics of deployment or the identity of our special ops soldiers who are taking actions to secure our safety and ability to remain free, then I agree, these details should not be broadcast to the world - Yet they are!! 

But, when we demand an accounting for how atrocities such as Bengazi, 9/11, etc. happened and what is being done about it or we want to see actual documentation that would prove once and for all our own president's eligibility to BE president and put our worries to rest that he may in fact be a liar, traitor and be acting in a subversive manner to harm this country and as a result each and every one of us... When we want to know how much of our daily communications are being monitored and to what purpose or want the bottom line in regards to legislation such as "Obamacare" or "Quantative Easing"... we are brushed off as if we mean nothing and have no business knowing such complicated and detailed  information! Yet, we are obviously credited with wisdom and insight enough to still vote for these same politicians who seem to think we are unfit for "full disclosure"!!

The greatest tool and weapon ANYONE can arm themselves with, is KNOWLEDGE!  It is said, "Knowledge is Power", so is it that the bottom line here is that our government DOES NOT want it's own citizens to be EMPOWERED?????  And if that IS the case, WHY??  What is it that they would fear from US?  If we do not start making them accountable, truly holding their "FEET TO THE FIRE" and reminding THEM who it is they work for..... You and I, then I hate to think where we are headed!!  We simply need to look back at history to see that every great nation is destined to fall when it's government gets overinflated, bloated and arrogant and when it ceases to serve it's people!!

So, while some of you may think that alot of what I post for example is "conspiracy theory" or like a friend recently said to me, "never gonna happen", there is much to substantiate the need for further inspection at the least, and most definitely a demand for The Truth and Full Disclosure by our officials about things like FEMA, Homeland Security, the IRS and Federal Reserve, HAARP, DARPA, etc. Do not be so quick to deny the very real possibility that our own government as a whole is NOT working in our best interests.... That would be NAIVE and IGNORANT and a very careless attitude to take at this juncture, in my opinion... But you have to decide for yourself - What is your freedom worth to YOU? How much time can you spare to do some research and actually ponder the current state this country is in??  Is it worth giving up a few evenings out, refraining from watching this weeks episode of "Sons of Anarchy" or whatever mindless drivel you veg out to in front of the T.V.? Is it worth having your friends roll their eyes at you when you begin to ask questions or discuss the possibility of weather manipulation, FEMA (internment) camps and how soon our dollar will collapse??  IT IS TO ME!!!

Please, keep in mind that these people we have elected to represent us are NOT Gods, they are human beings - with all the failings and shortcomings that go along with that...  They usually do not carry any special degrees and do not have any rare gifts or special powers that give them insight or wisdom or an ability to be deeply discerning and they are most definitely not inocculated with Sodium Pentathol each time they make a speech either... They CAN and OFTEN DO lie!!!  Power Corrupts, this is a simple but well known fact! If we all just begin to use the brain that God gave us to think with and to exercise our ability and right of Free Will (which coincidentally comes with an ability to make discerning decisions) and then Stand Up for what we know is right... We CAN make a difference!! 

I do not even necessarily mean that we will in the end CHANGE the course or direction in which the world is headed in, but we can make a difference in the world around us!!  Because THE TRUTH is like a beacon in the night, guiding ships over turbulent waters... THE TRUTH is like a Fire that refines silver and gold, burning away impurities...  THE TRUTH is a shelter that covers and keeps us warm and dry during a storm...  THE TRUTH is not relative, it is not subjective, it is not wishy washy, it is not based on interpretation... THE TRUTH stands firm on it's own merit and although manipulated at times, it is unchangeable and remains TRUE Forever!!!

THE TRUTH is, at the end of the day, really all we have.... IF we seek it, that is!!

So, seek it out... Find it and then Stand up and shout out proudly and loudly your right to The Truth! 

                                                "UNITED WE STAND 4 TRUTH"


Monday, April 1, 2013

Everything is Temporary

"Forever's a lie...Everything's temporary.But there are thingsyou would be glad to fight for,so you have them longer."

We spend so much of our lives trying to HOLD ON 
to something, someone or some feeling or another... 
But in reality, it goes against our DNA to be that way - 
To be so resistant to change! 

All things with an energy source - a life force, 
are constantly evolving... We humans do not remain static! 
So, it seems to me that if we could just 
ACCEPT this fact within and around ourselves - 
Understand that nothing lasts forever,
that we can't claim ownership of any moment 
and that change is a necessary part of Life...
Well, then maybe we could and would be MUCH happier people!! 

Be GRATEFUL for whatever time you have been blessed enough to share with 
that which you treasure - No matter how short or long a time it may be!
But if it becomes clear that it's time has now passed - Smile and move on, 
carrying with you the memories of sharing a special time with a special person 
or having a positive experience in whatever situation it is you will miss!! 
Then be OPEN to the next blessed moment in time that you are meant to enjoy!!

By: Bren Herring
March 31, 2013  <3

"For what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal."
2 Corinthians 4:18


Thursday, May 10, 2012

This is OUR WORLD...


TOO TRUE!!!!  One of my favorite quotes is.... "Stand for something - Or else you will Fall for Anything!" and this one goes right along with it.  The world is a place, I think we can all agree, filled with despair, hatred, sadness, disappointments, violence and pain...     But it ALSO is a place filled with Love, Compassion, Kindness, Charity, Strength and Joy.....  

To a point - it's about perception  (what you chose to see or focus on) but a lot of it has to do with ACTION!!!  Some of the strongest individuals I know of, are those who through adversity have bulldozed their way clear of the muck and got to the other side and have a real life now!   To blindly or numbly accept our circumstance is a passive and NON-ACTIVE approach to Living.... Rather than shrug our shoulders and shake our heads at the injustices and horrors of the world, wouldn't it be better to STAND UP and CHANGE things as much as we can where ever we are???

I know most of us have come to believe that there is little we can do to change the course that this world has been on for so long now.  We don't vote because what's the point when our little single choice is nothing in the grand scheme of things and the loudest voices are always the ones spoken in anger or are intended to disrupt.  But is that the truth?   There was a commercial back in the 70's or 80's for a perfume and the memorable line was... "If you want to capture someones attention - WHISPER!"  The funny thing is that IT'S TRUE!  Even all these years later, I can still remember the commercial and  even hear the actresses voice and the way she "WHISPERED" the word...  and I cannot remember a joke I heard 2 minutes ago!   Sometimes, the smallest and seemingly insignificant things can make the biggest impact - I believe this!

So, let's take this to heart -  If we look around and don't like what we see, who can we blame but ourselves, because in some small part we all have contributed to it getting to this point and if we do nothing - Nothing will ever change!!  We can start today - NOW!  This very minute!  We can start by loving ourselves and showing kindness to ALL!  Forgiving ourselves and those we have held hostage with our unforgiving hearts, our stubborn minds and harsh words!!  We can think of doing for others more often, sooner and without reluctance!  We can share a smile with someone on the street even when we are in a hurry or frustrated or sad!  We can make a point to HELP not harm everywhere we go and with all of our words and deeds.  We can be forthright, honest and gentle and be trustworthy as well as trusting!  We can be strong for others and in spirit and we can be gracious and humble as well!

There are a million ways we can DO SOMETHING on an everyday basis and it truly does start at home....  By teaching our children to value PEOPLE and honesty and kindness instead of things and status and appearance...  We can stop saving for a new car and instead save time at the end of our day for our loved ones... We can remember how much our parents sacrificed for us and loved us unconditionally and be there for them UNCONDITIONALLY without them having to ask us first...  We can let people off the hook instead of making them feel bad just to feel superior ourselves.... And we can accept that we are EXACTLY the person we were meant to be and begin to embrace all of our past and every hope for tomorrow rather than knocking ourselves down for not being who we think we should be or for what we have done in the past....  


We CAN drive out the darkness with the LIGHT of our Love and the power of our conviction!!  

Evil is only HOPELESSNESS, DOUBT and FEAR, not an immovable force that will break us down or that can withstand anything!!!  Once we realize that - We can do ANYTHING!!!  LOVE TRULY CAN CONQUER ALL!!!!   <3

Let's us do all part by being a Positive Force in the world around us!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


"Life is all about Making A Difference...

And you are in a position right now
to make a positive difference in life.
This day, this situation,
is filled with many challenges and problems.

And behind each challenge,
behind each problem,
are valuable opportunities.
The surest and most positive way forward
is through meaningful achievement.
Make a difference...
that truly means something to you,
and you’ll lift up all of life.
It’s not selfish or greedy,
to achieve your most deeply felt desires.
What’s selfish is to do nothing...
to accept less than you could be,
when you could be making a difference.
Make the commitment, Make the effort,
Make a difference, And achieve.
Lift your own life higher
and pull all of Life along with you!"

Sometimes, I think we are the most miserable and hopeless
when we isolate ourselves, draw inward - focusing on our own turmoils, issues, trials 

and allow the life challenges we personally face to occupy so much of our thoughts and our time, 
not to mention zapping our energy...

I truly believe that when we put ourselves "out there", 

allow ourselves to "open up", be vulnerable and focus our energy OUTWARDS ---
Away from ourselves and the overwhelmingness of our own "problems"... 
And towards something other than SELF...
Someone or something that we can care about and for...

That is when we can actually begin to heal, renew our strength and spirit, 

become energized, re-focus and re-channel our thinking 
and very possibly even change the course of our own life, 
along with making a difference in the lives of others and the world around us!!

There is so much to be said for the Joy of Giving

the feeling of making a positive impact in another's life, 
of helping to nurture and heal a broken heart or spirit, 
being able to be instrumental in someone becoming 
who they were intended to be or being a part of 
some one's success or helping them gain knowledge 
or insight that will help them on their life's journey!

Scientific studies have been conducted to determine "what happens" 

when a person "GIVESand when someone is the recipient of another's giving... 
When endorphin levels were measured during a simple exchange of a hug, compliment or smile 
given by one person to another, the person who was GIVING the compliment or the hug, 
had FAR HIGHER levels of chemicals that produce feelings of joy, contentment and satisfaction 
being created and released in the brain than the one accepting the "gift"...  WOW!!

Basically that tells me that the saying "It is better to Give than to receive" is pure truth!! 

Our physiological design, our own bodies, support (even prove) the fact  -- 
that when we "Give of Ourselves", we benefit even more 
than the one we are supposed to be helping -- 
We are healing ourselves, emotionally and physically when we GIVE!!! 

Most of us have had some MAJOR traumas and injuries to endure throughout our lives... 

Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually... A lot of us have been damaged, beat down, 
broken, left alone and tossed away like we are NOTHING!! 
We rarely have had anybody to care for us, 
to whisper words of encouragement to chase away our nightmares or self-doubts, 
to wipe our tears or hold us while we wept or to tell us we are special, beautiful, 
loved and so important and to encourage us to dream and 
help us believe we are capable of great things and are worthy of great love, compassion, kindness...

When we have not had people to take care of us, 

it is sometimes difficult to consider others (especially people we don't know well) 
and to give of ourselves, because possibly we are still waiting 
for someone to be there for US, to validate us and care for us. 
Deep down we are always aware of what we should have been given, 
what was withheld from us, what we longed for... 
Inside, that innocent, but wounded and lonely, child may be very much alive 
and desperately needing what they never received!

Sometimes it's easy to get lost in that feeling of being cheated out of the beautiful gifts 

of acceptance and love and the joys of being wanted and cherished 
and so we can become so preoccupied with "looking for love", 
wishing for it to finally come to us as adults and of course, 
what usually comes instead is more hurt, disappointment and betrayal!! 
It may be really hard to even wrap your head around what is going on outside of your own inner turmoils, 
to look around and see another's pain or loss without it making your own sting even more sharply! 
It could be nearly impossible to cultivate or maintain anything beyond superficial relationships 
because we have cut ourselves off emotionally and put up walls so we can't be hurt anymore, 
or we may feel inept at making social connections due to lack of experience and confidence 
and probably we have some major trust issues.

Many of us are told we don't know how to set boundaries, take care of ourselves 

or do what is needed to ensure we are getting our needs met. 
We may have been called "Co-Dependent" or convinced 
that being a "Caretaker"  is all bad and is "unhealthy" for us... 
Then we wonder if picking up the phone at 2 a.m. when our girlfriend is crying over a broken heart 
means we are neglecting ourselves or that we are being taken advantage of - 
We think we must be "in denial" if we actually ENJOY baking for the class, shopping for our elderly neighbor, doing resumes for our friends for free or we like being a "homemaker"/"stay at home Mom" because we LOVE to cook for our family and we take pride in a beautiful, clean home! 
Maybe we even feel hopeless when we realize that always wanting to Teach or go into Social Work 
or become a Nurse is only because we only feel validated when doing for others!! 
Then we beat ourselves up even more for having a "Need to Nurture" - Like that is a BAD THING??!!!

I am not trashing the concept of "Co-dependency", 

but I am challenging it's relevance in many cases where we have suffered losses and been hurt 
due to lack of love and caring in our own lives when we needed it most! 
I personally FEEL BETTER when I am doing things for others, 
when I feel a part of something, when I feel like I can help someone 
or make a positive difference in the world around me!! 
And I do not believe that it is because I somehow don't feel deserving of help, of being nurtured 
or that I think I am unlovable!! I have even been told that I want to help others 
so I don't have to focus on what I need to do in my own life, 
or that it makes me feel more in control or normal when I am focusing on someone else's problems!

Although that may be true for some people, 

I have found that it is good to not focus on my own "stuff" so much!! 
Not that I am hiding from it, how can I really? 
It's always with me, it's my past... I have LIVED IT
But I don't have to let it be my today or my future... 
I will not be defined by my scars! 
Instead, I can allow my wounds to heal by opening myself to others, 

allowing myself and my pain to be exposed may help someone else who is hurting, 
being an example of selflessness and claiming victory over being a victim 
by taking an active role in Living and Loving and Sharing!!

I believe we were Created to Love... 
To be "In Relationship" with one another! 

We were specifically designed to be creatures that CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER!! 
The true definition of LOVE (as is spoke of in The Bible) is... "TO GIVE"!! 
So, if we want Love in our Lives, 
rather than waiting for it to come to us, 
or accepting that we will never be loved 
because we were made to feel less than, unimportant and unworthy - 
We can experience all the LOVE 
and the joy that comes from it by GIVING IT!! 
When we create the opportunity for love to take root and grow, 
it can't help but touch us too! 
We, thankfully, have an unlimited resource of it within each of us 
and the more Loving, Charitable and Kind energy 
we put forth in the universe 
the more Love there is to make the world go 'round!! :)

So, get out there, take a risk, 
learn to live by truly LIVING LOVE 
by showing it to all those you come into contact with! 
And if you feel moved to want to help someone, 
feel drawn to someone in need or who's having hard times - 
Do whatever you can to make their world a brighter place!!
I guarantee that your sun will shine even more brilliantly when you do!!!  <3

With Much LOVE to you all...    ~ Bren  <3

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