Leave no stone unturned!
"With reference to phenomena of
a ponerogenic nature, mere proper
knowledge alone can begin the healing of
the individual by helping their
minds regain harmony."
"With fixed and steady gaze, born of the unerring
eye of God, scan for a while the horizon of divine knowledge, and contemplate
those words of perfection which the Eternal hath revealed, that happly the
mysteries of divine wisdom, hidden ere now beneath the veil
of glory within the
tabernacle of His grace, may be made manifest unto you." -
knowledge is defined
familiarity gained by actual
what has been perceived or discovered
differs from data or
information in that
new knowledge may be created from existing knowledge
using logical inference.
If information is
data plus meaning then
knowledge is information plus
Three Forms of
Knowledge Ibn EI-Arabi of Spain
instructed his followers in this most ancient dictum:
There are three
forms of knowledge.
The first is
intellectual or rational
knowledge, which is in fact only information and the collection of facts,
and the use of these to arrive at further intellectual concepts. This is
Second comes the knowledge of
emotional states, which includes both
an understanding of underlying causes of emotional response and
strange states of being in
which man thinks that he has perceived something supreme but cannot avail
himself of it.
intelligence springs from knowledge of emotional states.
emotional states is synonymous with
True Knowledge, which is
In this form, man
can perceive what is right, what is true, beyond the boundaries of thought and
Scholastics and scientists
concentrate upon the first form of knowledge.
experientalists use the second form.
Others use the two
people who attain to truth are those who know how to connect themselves with
the reality which lies beyond both these forms of knowledge.
These are the real Sufis, the
Dervishes who have Attained.
fixed in the mind as true beyond
to truly discern the character
or nature of something
To perceive directly; grasp in
the mind with clarity or certainty
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man
can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best
interest." - Benjamin
hidden knowledge Throughout history humans have formed groups that hold knowledge
By doing so these groups gain an advantage over groups without
that specialized knowledge.
The most obvious examples of a material
advantage being gained can be seen in armaments.
Steel long sword, short and long bow,
then gunpowder, bullets and finally nuclear warheads.
The most obvious
examples of a spiritual or psychological advantage can still be seen in the
major institutionalized religious centers of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism that
drew people in off the land and into colonies.
When a corporation owns
knowledge it is given another term - proprietary knowledge.
knowledge has created extremely adverse effects for the human
Proprietary knowledge includes the true status of
activities in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Iraq and Afghanistan.
knowledge includes chemical industry knowledge that
asbestos, fluoride, polychlorinated biphenyls,
phthalates, pyrethroids, polybrominated diphenyl ethers,
mercury are harmful to the
environment and to human health.
As corporations always search for
strategic advantages barriers to access proprietary knowledge have always been
But corporations, just like individuals, can easily become too
reactive and spread themselves too thin as they vainly seek to sense and
respond to all the stimuli headed their way.
Unless they have a clear
sense of direction that can help them filter and prioritize knowledge flows
that matter, they will be easily distracted.
"Filtering knowledge flows
and engaging with knowledge flow participants matters little if we lack the
ability to apply the knowledge acquired. Once a critical mass of knowledge
flows is achieved, flows begin to concentrate at an increasing rate and the
value generated from these flows grows exponentially." - John Hagel III and
John Seely Brown
A shift is now underway in which it is easier to access
unknown knowledge flows due to the internet.
This shift undermines the
structural advantage of knowledge barriers erected by corporations by
systematically reducing those barriers.
"The free use of scientific
discoveries is increasingly limited by legal ownership over their applications.
In the realm of biomedical science, the traditional free exchange of
information, strains of organisms, and so forth is crumbling because
genetically engineered micro-organisms can now be patented; that is, made into
In the past, scientific progress was based on cooperation more
than competition: People shared new results in journals and through informal
exchange, protected by their university salaries from the compulsion to profit
financially from their work.
Now that careers depend in part on
corporate research funding and now that researchers and universities have a
pecuniary interest in patenting results, a new era of secrecy has dawned. It
originates from the profit potential inherent in the patentability of new
pharmaceuticals and genetically modified organisms.
Contrary to the Founders' intentions, intellectual property in this
case stymies scientific development, because science progresses by building on
the results of previous science.
When the incentive is to conceal
instead of to share, this is no longer possible. What else could we expect from
the conversion of scientific
knowledge into property, which is nothing else than
the enclosure of part of the
commons into a private holding?" - Charles Eisenstein
Intellectual property rights were initiated to compensate the creator of an
original work - not to protect the withholding of scientific knowledge that
could help alleviate human misery for one hundred years while filling the
coffers of the international corporation with ill-gotten gains.
the main reason that America is no longer competitive in the global
If you keep the information from those who could use it to
create new business models and methodologies you reduce the ability of the
cutting edge American entrepreneur to compete against global corporate elite
Allowing corporations to withhold proprietary knowledge
that could benefit the human race is immoral and constitutes a crime against
Critical proprietary knowledge ownership by the elite few is
paid for with massive avoidable human suffering and
avoidable loss of human
2003 Environmentalists sight
environmental impact studies to point out that federal land-use plans for
national parks and forests wll have long-term negative effects on the
Solution: Feds stop conducting
environmental impact studies and begins shuttering EPA libraries.
2004 Department of Education data shows public charter
schools, promoted as a solution to public school woes, are lagging regular
public schools in performance.
Feds stop collecting data on charter school performance.
2005 Congressionally mandated annual State Department report
on international terrorism showed
worldwide is on the rise.
stop inclusion of statistics on international
2006 Feds decide public information in many federal libraries
should no longer be publically available. Thousands of people lose access to
research materials as the US government closes and downsizes libraries that
house collections vital to scientific
investigation and the enforcement of environmental laws.
of John C. Mather, leading to the astrophysicist's sharing of the 2006 Nobel
Prize in Physics for shedding new light on the Big Bang theory of creation, was
done at the NASA library in Greenbelt, Maryland one of the libraries slated for
"It is completely absurd. The library is a national treasure.
It is probably the single strongest library for space science and engineering."
- John C. Mather, 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
Corporate run federal
government is indifferent to
transparency and to scientific
solutions to pressing problems. Political solutions
grease the wheels of corruption.
The GSA headquarters library where
patrons conduct research on real
estate, telecommunications and
government finance is shuttered.
DOE headquarters library collects
literature for government scientists and citizens on the effects of radiation
exposure is shuttered.
EPA headquarters library as
well as the chemical library in the
nation's capital that helped toxicologists assess health effects of
chemicals as well as regional
libraries in Chicago, Kansas City and Dallas are shuttered.
EPA libraries handle more
than 134,000 research requests each year, house and catalog an estimated 50,000
documents on environmental issues that
are available nowhere else, serve as the institutional repositories for
internal documentation and commercially published literature about a broad
array of environmental
topics including the Clean Air Act, mercury and pesticides, and global
climate change and operate public reading rooms that provide access to
EPA publications and
"Crucial information generated with
taxpayer dollars is now not available to the public and the scientists who need
it. This is the beginning of the elimination of all these government libraries.
We have an administration that does not have a commitment to access to
information." - Emily Sheketoff, head of the American Library
Association's Washington office.
"The Medical Library Association
(MLA) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) wish to
express our concern
regarding the $2.5 million cut to the
Agency (EPA) Library Network that was included in the FY07 President's
budget request. This $2.5 million cut would reduce the
EPA Library Network's
budget by 80%. The Environmental Protection
Agency has already begun to shut down its libraries and to reassign staff.
We understand that Environmental Protection
Agency library services are now greatly reduced or no longer available to
the general public in agency regional offices serving 19 states." - Jean
Shipman, AHIP, President Medical Library Association & Logan Ludwig,
President Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
understand that the Environmental Protection
Agency is in the process of closing libraries and dispersing and destroying
materials. Over the past 36 years,
Agency's libraries have accumulated a vast and invaluable trove of public
health and environmental information, including at least 504,000 books and
reports, 3,500 journal titles, 25,000 maps, and 3.6 million information objects
on microfilm. EPA officials are dismantling what is likely one of our country's
most comprehensive and accessible collections of environmental materials. These
actions are being undertaken in accordance with the budget request the
President submitted for fiscal year 2007. Congress, however, has approved
neither the President's 2007 budget request nor the library closure." - Bart
Gordon, Ranking Member Committee on Science; John D. Dingell, Ranking Member
Committee on Energy and Commerce; Henry Waxman, Ranking Member Committee on
Government Reform; James L. Oberstar, Ranking Member Committee on
Transportation and Infrastructure
On March 20, 2007 a memorandum from
Daniel B. Mulhollan, the director of the Congressional Research Service,
directed all agency staffers to not allow any information to be disseminated to
The Congressional Research Service in the past released
information that it had gleaned at taxpayer's expense. The idea was the
spreading of knowledge gathered at the public's expense.
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new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
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Way of Life - a rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which
requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church
buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a
personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the
knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has
enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are
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intent here is to reduce the violence that is already occurring due to the
international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The
international corporate cartel already controls the world economic system,
corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex
and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered
behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on
cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point of a gun.
social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as
the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power
rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media
by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population
through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been
the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do
not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of
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directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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