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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018

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“… The Fall of Many - Seen It Yet?

You are going to see more and more personal secrets being revealed about persons in high places of popularity or government. It will seem like an epidemic of non-integrity! But what is happening is exactly what we have been teaching. The new energy has light that will expose the darkness of things that are not commensurate with integrity. They have always been there, and they were kept from being seen by many who keep secrets in the dark. Seen the change yet?

In order to get to a more stable future, you will have to go through gyrations of dark and light. What this means is that the dark is going to be revealed and push back at you. It will eventually lose. We told you this. That's what you're here for is to help those around you who don't see an escape from the past. They didn't get their nuclear war, but everything else is going into the dumper anyway. … “

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

American TV dramas take aim at amoral super-rich elite

New shows such as Revenge, Ringer, GCB and Downwardly Mobile win viewers with stories of inequality, covering ground where US politicians fear to tread 

guardian.co.uk, Paul Harris New York, Saturday 3 March 2012

Revenge rivals Emily Thorne (played by Emily Vancamp) and Victoria
Grayson (played by Madeleine Stowe). Photograph: Colleen Hayes/ABC

It sounds so nice in theory. A hyper-rich American family, amoral to the core and living in the wealthy playground of the Hamptons, get their thoroughly deserved comeuppance at the hands of an ordinary American girl whose own family they destroyed.

In the age of the Occupy Wall Street movement that has popularised the concept of the 99% and demonised the activities of the elite 1%, no wonder such a story has a strong pull for the American public.

Of course, this is fantasy, not reality. While American politicians show little real sign of exacting much meaningful punishment on Wall Street bankers and the hyper-rich, the same cannot be said for US television, in the form of the new hit show, Revenge.

The ABC series, which began in the autumn, has won an audience of millions with a story that is aimed at bringing down at least one family of "one percenters". They are the Graysons, embodied by the evil matriarch of the clan, Victoria, played by the actress Madeleine Stowe. They live an exalted life of wealth and snobbery in the Hamptons area of Long Island, which has long been the playground for New York's elite. Victoria's husband, Conrad, is chief executive of the distinctly capitalist-sounding Grayson Global.

Their nemesis is Emily Thorne, played by Emily VanCamp, whose innocent father was sent to jail by the Graysons, and who returns to the Hamptons incognito to wreak her revenge.

But, in a time of hesitant recovery from the Great Recession, many are seeing the story as a 99% versus 1% narrative. "The Graysons themselves do stand in for the 1%. They are so extremely venal," said Jace Lacob, a television columnist for Newsweek.

Yet, bad as the Graysons are, the methods Thorne employs to exact revenge are extreme, from computer hacking to arson. Blood is spilled and people die. It is a long way from the tradition of camp American TV dramas such as Dallas, Dynasty and daytime soap operas, where the rich and their lifestyles are to be aspired to, not destroyed. "The show reveals the downside of wealth and materialism. These are people who are morally corrupt. It is a takedown of the ruling class," said Lacob.

Others go further, seeing Thorne as a cipher for the frustrations and unhappiness of ordinary Americans. "There is a little bit of Emily in all of us," said Richard Laermer, a celebrity expert and head of RLM, a public relations company. Nor is Revenge alone as a new drama with a political undertone. Ringer, another TV series, features one twin from a poor background assuming the identity of her identical sister, who is wealthy and has a summer house in… yes, you guessed it, the Hamptons. The twin, Bridget Kelly, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, has to navigate the morally dubious, twisted ways of her dead sister's elite social life.

Then there is GCB, a new comedy drama that explores the shallow social mores of a group of wealthy Texan socialites. The heroine has fallen on hard economic times and as a result has become a better person.

Roseanne Barr, whose hit 1990s sitcom Roseanne was a rare primetime depiction of American working-class life, is meanwhile producing a pilot for Downwardly Mobile, a show where she plays the boss of a mobile-home park full of the economic casualties of the Great Recession.

However, if American audiences are showing a sudden political edge in their viewing, it is not one that extends to their foreign TV viewing habits. While Revenge may be a surrogate for the anger of the 99% at the American economic elite, viewers are at the same time big fans of Downton Abbey, which has become a huge hit in America.

Revelling in class warfare and rooting against the 1%, it seems, is something reserved for the current moment in their homeland. Or to put it another way, no one watching these shows was kicked out of their home or lost their jobs due to the actions of a British aristocrat. Thus an American audience can enjoy and admire the goings-on at Downton.

"The rise of Downton has happened because it is trapped in amber at a specific moment in time. There is a safe distance," said Lacob. The same cannot be said for a drama featuring super-rich Americans or powerful financiers. In popular culture, at least, some American viewers are now out for a little payback.

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