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Aspects of the Kingdom of Childhood

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  • holderlin66
    There are hundreds of ways to block an incarnation, especially when the war is against the Kingdom of Childhood. Your sweet parents can be devout
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 21, 2007

      There are hundreds of ways to block an incarnation, especially when the war is against the Kingdom of Childhood.   Your sweet parents can be devout materialists, and know that we are all accidents and a spiritual world is really for fairy tales that don't exist,  and education is just something ya need, but however you get it, money is the golden goose that will get you what you want. Your sweet parents can be crack addicts already destroyed by ghetto life. Your sweet parents can be Trailer Park in-breeding, child molesting Orcs, monsters, and it won't be long before you become a dysfunctional molestor, abuser or rabid Jihad Jesus fundamentalist and drunk as well.  Your parents can be lily white, clean, white bread church going Bible quoting, strict, sterile and send you to Jesus Camp for kids. So kids can learn to be Jihad warriors for Jesus. You can be molested by the church, or your teacher can secretly scar you by diddling with you and giving you those special rides home.

      I admit, I am somewhat looking at extreme instances, but when you examine how common goodness, common sense and great spiritual courage allowed Dr. Steiner to defend the Kingdom of Childhood, I think we should weigh in some extreme cases...even if as a teacher, 99% of the children and their parents operate with warm concern and human common sense in approaching their children... but of course, I speak about those Waldorf Parents who had already shifted their paradigms and smelled a rat in public education. But having taught in public school as well as Waldorf, all of the above applies with powerful steady rising numbers of parents who wouldn't understand or grasp Steiner's Kingdom of Childhood with the even the faintest freed up common sense.  Their self- and culturally induced hypnotic trance springs right back into the shape  of all the illusions of materialism and the lies of the American state of mind as if it were made of rubber.

      Now what do children see, and suffer, what do they see, which becomes numbed or permantly distorted in the mirror of their soul lives.  At first a child cannot help but see the type of unconscious soul creatures their parents and teachers are, that cannot complete and bridge their maliciously crippled natures and see the sacred beauty of the child itself. It is hard, very hard, one of the hardest things, to be a True Guardian.

      R.S.

      http://steinerbooks.org/research/archive/kingdom_of_childhood/kingdom
      _of_childhood.pdf

      "Before the change of teeth you can still see quite clearly at
      work the effects of the child’s habits of life before birth or
      conception, in its pre-earthly existence in the spiritual world. The
      body of the child acts almost as though it were spirit, for the
      spirit that has descended from the spiritual world is still fully
      active in a child in the first seven years of life.

      "You will say: A fine sort of spirit! It has become quite
      boisterous; for the child is rampageous, awkward, and incompetent.
      Is all this to be attributed to the spirit belonging to its pre-
      earthly life? Well, my dear friends, suppose all you clever and well-
      brought-up people were suddenly condemned to remain always in a room
      having a temperature of 144o Fahrenheit? You couldn’t do it! It is
      even harder for the spirit of the child, which has descended from
      the spiritual worlds, to accustom itself to earthly conditions.

      "The spirit, suddenly transported into a completely different world,
      with the new experience of having a body to carry about, acts as we
      see the child act. Yet if you know how to observe and note how each
      day, each week, each month, the indefinite features of the face
      become more definite, the awkward movements become less clumsy, and
      the child gradually accustoms itself to its surroundings, then you
      will realize that it is the spirit from the pre-earthly world that
      is working to make the child’s body gradually more like itself.

      "We shall understand why the child is as it is if we observe the
      child in this way, and we shall also understand it is the descended
      spirit that is acting as we see it within the child’s body.
      Therefore for someone who knows the mysteries of the spirit it is
      both wonderful and delightful to observe a little child. In doing so
      one learns not of the earth, but of heaven.

      "In so-called “good children,” as a rule, their bodies have already
      become heavy, even in infancy, and the spirit cannot properly take
      hold of the body. Such children are quiet; they do not scream and
      rush about, they sit still and make no noise.

      "The spirit is not active within them, because their bodies offer
      such resistance. It is often the case that the bodies of so-called
      good children offer resistance to the spirit.

      "In the less well-behaved children who make a great deal of
      healthy noise, who shout properly, and give a lot of trouble, the
      spirit is active, though of course in a clumsy way, for it has been
      transported from heaven to earth; but the spirit is active within
      them. It is making use of the body. You may even regard the
      wild screams of a child as most enthralling, simply because you
      thereby experience the martyrdom the spirit has to endure
      when it descends into a child-body.

      "Yes, my dear friends, it is easy to be a grown-up personâ€"easy
      for the spirit, I mean, because the body has then been made
      ready, it no longer offers the same resistance. It is quite easy to
      be a full-grown person but extremely difficult to be a child. The
      child itself is not aware of this because consciousness is not yet
      awake. It is still asleep, but if the child possessed the
      consciousness it had before descending to earth it would soon notice
      this difficulty: if the child were still living in this pre-earthly
      consciousness its life would be a terrible tragedy, a really terrible
      tragedy.

      "For you see, the child comes down to earth; before this
      it has been accustomed to a spiritual substance from which it
      drew its spiritual life. The child was accustomed to deal with
      that spiritual substance. It had prepared itself according to its
      karma, according to the result of previous lives. It was fully
      contained within its own spiritual garment, as it were. Now it has to
      descend to earth. I should like to speak quite simply about these
      things, and you must excuse me if I speak of them as I would if
      I were describing the ordinary things of the earth. I can speak of
      them thus because they are so. Now when a human being is to
      descend, a body must be chosen on the earth."

      Steven Morris
      Saturday April 21, 2007
      The Guardian

      A mother and her three daughters who forced two toddlers to take part in a "dog fight" and filmed it walked free from court yesterday.

      The women, including the children's mother, goaded the tearful brother and sister to punch each other and even use a magazine and hairbrush as weapons. When the boy, who was in a nappy, stopped fighting they called him a "wimp" and "bloody faggot".

      Passing sentence at Plymouth crown court, Judge Francis Gilbert said the video taken of the fight was "shocking".

       
      He said: "You laughed at them, you mocked them, you swore at them. You compelled them to hit each other even though they clearly did not want to. You were cruel, callous, clearly causing the children to hurt each other for your own pleasure."

      He singled out the children's grandmother, who had told police that she saw nothing wrong with what they had done as it would "toughen them up".

      But the judge was persuaded not to jail them immediately, instead giving the four a one-year suspended sentence and ordering them to do 100 hours of community work.

      The court was told how the mother of the children, Zara Care, 21, and her sisters, Serenza Olver, 29, and Danielle Olver, 19, had met at the home of their mother, Carole Olver, 48.

      They formed a circle in the living room around the children, a three-year-old girl and a boy of two, and urged them to fight while Zara Care capturing the whole episode on video.

      In the film up to six adults, including a man, are seen chatting and smoking. As the two children run around the room, one of the women can be heard to say to them, "Do you want to play?' before pushing the boy towards the girl.

      The children start circling and slapping each other - goaded by four women, who can be seen and heard laughing.

      The boy, who is wearing just a nappy and a T-shirt, is then floored by a blow from his sister and lies on the floor crying.

      After clambering on to an armchair to escape, he buries his head under a cushion but a woman in the room tells him: "Get up - don't be a wimp all your life."

      He staggers to his feet and punches his sister in the mouth, and, as she falls to the ground, is encouraged to kick her.

      A female voice says: "And again, whilst she's down, boot her."

      He then tries to leave the room but an older child blocks his path and the girl again runs over and pummels his back with her fists.

      The boy is then told by a female voice: "Get up and punch her, you bloody faggot."

      He tries to refuse, but then grabs a large black hairbrush and begins to beat his sister, while a woman is heard to say: "He needs weapons, she just has a fist."

      The girl is caught in the mouth by the brush and begins to scream and lifts her arm in the air, appealing for help from an unseen adult - but is turned away.

      At this point, an older child in the room can be heard to say: "Is it our turn yet?" The film ends with the two toddlers screaming and crying, and an adult saying: "That's enough."

      During the video the women hurl a stream of orders, such as "jump on him", "kick her" and "hit his face".

      The word "punch" is heard more than 20 times. The video came to light after the children's father, a serving soldier, returned from Iraq and decided to show his parents footage from the video camera the women used.

      He had expected it to feature the children playing but he was horrified to come upon the eight-minute film of them fighting.

      David Gittins, prosecuting, said that the father compared what he saw to a "dog fight" and was reduced to tears. He subsequently went to social services, who called in police.

      The children's grandmother, a mother of eight, showed no remorse when she was interviewed, insisting it would "harden" them up, it was stated.

      The judge criticised her for still seeming defiant. The three other defendants wept as the offence was described.

      Defending the women, who admitted child cruelty offences, Rupert Taylor said they were not wicked.

      The three daughters had never been in trouble with the police before. But they were ill-educated, had few advantages in life, and did not realise what they were doing was abhorrent.

      Mr Taylor said that although they had treated the infants so badly, family was important for them and they were all very close. "They are ashamed and frightened," he said.

      The judge said the "horror" of what they did meant it was tempting to jail them.

      But the judge added that he took into account the fact that two of the women, Serenza and Danielle, had children of their own to look after - and also said that Zara's biggest punishment was that her children had been taken out of her care and were now being looked after by other relatives.

      Backstory

      Zara Care, 21

      Separated from her husband, father of the children, by sending him a text message. Had what was described in court as a desperately sad childhood. Suffered bullying and contemplated killing herself. Resigned to never getting back her children, who are being cared for by her estranged husband's family.

      Carole Olver, 49

      Grandmother of the children. A mother of eight. Court was told she had suffered at hands of a violent partner and spent her life protecting her children from him. Had no other achievements, apart from her large and, usually, reasonably happy family.

      Serenza Olver, 29

      Has two children of school age. Had attempted to kill herself over failed relationships. Said to be terrified that her own children could still be taken away by social services.

      Danielle Olver, 19

      The woman who put a stop to the fight. Has a year-old child herself. Described as having no educational achievements and not having had a meaningful job.

      http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/03/23/drugged.todeath.ap/index.html

      HULL, Massachusetts (AP) -- In the final months of Rebecca Riley's life, a school nurse said the little girl was so weak she was like a "floppy doll."

      The preschool principal had to help Rebecca off the bus because the 4-year-old was shaking so badly.

      And a pharmacist complained that Rebecca's mother kept coming up with excuses for why her daughter needed more and more medication.

      None of their concerns was enough to save Rebecca.

      Rebecca -- who had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity and bipolar disorder, or what used to be called manic depression -- died December 13 of an overdose of prescribed drugs, and her parents have been arrested on murder charges, accused of intentionally overmedicating their daughter to keep her quiet and out of their hair.

      Interviews and a review of court documents by The Associated Press make it clear that many of those who were supposed to protect Rebecca -- teachers, social workers, other professionals -- suspected something was wrong, but never went quite far enough.

      But the tragic case is more than a story about one child. It raises troubling, larger questions about the state of child psychiatry in the United States, namely: Can children as young as Rebecca be accurately diagnosed with mental illnesses? Are rambunctious youngsters being medicated for their parents' convenience? And should children so young be prescribed powerful psychotropic drugs meant for adults?

      Dispensing drugs to children diagnosed with mood or behavior problems is "the easiest thing to do, but it's not always the best thing to do," said Dr. Jon McClellan, medical director of the Child Study and Treatment Center in Lakewood, Washington. "At some level, I would hope that you'd also be teaching kids ways to control their behavior."

      According to the medical examiner, Rebecca died of a combination of Clonidine, a blood pressure medication Rebecca had been prescribed for ADHD; Depakote, an antiseizure and mood-stabilizing drug prescribed for the little girl's bipolar disorder; a cough suppressant; and an antihistamine. The amount of Clonidine alone in Rebecca's system was enough to be fatal, the medical examiner said.

      The two brand-name prescription drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in adults only, though doctors can legally prescribe them to youngsters, and do so frequently.

      Rebecca's parents, Michael and Carolyn Riley, say they were only following doctor's orders. Rebecca, they told police, had been diagnosed when she was just 2 1/2, and Rebecca's psychiatrist prescribed the same potent drugs that had been prescribed for her older brother and sister when she diagnosed them with the same illnesses several years earlier.

      But Rebecca's teachers, the school nurse and her therapist all told police they never saw behavior in Rebecca that fit her diagnoses, such as aggression, sharp mood swings or hyperactivity.

      Prosecutors say the Rileys intentionally tried to quiet their daughter with high doses of Clonidine. Relatives told police the Rileys called Clonidine the "happy medicine" and the "sleep medicine."

      Through their attorneys, Michael Riley, 34, and Carolyn Riley, 32, have accused Rebecca's psychiatrist, Dr. Kayoko Kifuji, of over-prescribing medication.

      Kifuji did not return calls for comment and declined to be interviewed. But Kifuji has vehemently denied any role in Rebecca's death. She has agreed to a suspension of her license while the state's medical board investigates.

      Kifuji told police Rebecca had been her patient since August 2004, when she was 2. She said she based her diagnoses of ADHD and bipolar disorder on the family's mental health history, as described by Carolyn Riley, and Rebecca's behavior, as described by Carolyn and briefly observed by her during office visits.

      Kifuji told police she became alarmed in October 2005 when Carolyn Riley told her she had increased Rebecca's nighttime dose of Clonidine from 2 to 2 1/2 tablets, and warned Carolyn the increased dose could kill Rebecca.

      But Carolyn told investigators Kifuji told her she could give Rebecca and her sister extra Clonidine at night to help them sleep.

      Tufts-New England Medical Center, where Kifuji worked, issued a statement supporting Kifuji, saying her care of Rebecca "was appropriate and within responsible professional standards."

      In the months leading up to Rebecca's death, others noticed there was something wrong.

      Teachers and staff members at the Johnson Early Childhood Center in Weymouth, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Boston, say they called Rebecca's mother repeatedly to tell her that Rebecca was "out of it," but her mother said the girl was tired because she was not sleeping well.

      Pharmacists called Kifuji twice to complain that Carolyn Riley was asking for more Clonidine, even though her prescription was not due to be refilled yet, according to state police.

      Once, Riley said she had lost a bottle of pills, and another time, she said water had gotten into her prescription bottle and ruined the pills, according to police.

      Kifuji authorized refills, but after the second incident, she began prescribing Clonidine in 10-day refills instead of 30-day supplies, investigators said.

      On August 16, a prescription for 35 Clonidine tablets -- a 10-day supply -- was filled at Walgreens, even though the Rileys had obtained a 10-day refill only the day before, investigators said.

      Walgreens spokeswoman Tiffani Bruce said that the prescription was filled as it was written by the doctor, and that the family was given the appropriate information.

      After Rebecca's death, police found only seven Clonidine tablets in the family's medicine tray; the pharmacist said there should have been 75. All together, prosecutors say, Carolyn Riley got 200 more pills in one year than she should have.

      The Rileys' lawyers call them unsophisticated people who did not question their children's doctors.

      Both were unemployed; they collected welfare and disability benefits and lived in subsidized housing. Michael Riley, who is also awaiting trial on charges of molesting a stepdaughter in 2005, claimed to suffer from bipolar disorder and a rage disorder; his wife told police she suffered from depression and anxiety.

      Carolyn's lawyer, Michael Bourbeau, said that because the Rileys' three children were all taking Clonidine, Rebecca's prescription may have come up short at times when her siblings were given some of her pills. And some of the pills may have been lost when they were split in half, he said.

      In July, after a therapist filed a complaint with the state Department of Social Services, social workers met with the family's doctors and other medical professionals and were assured that the medications Rebecca was taking were within medical guidelines.

      "There were lots of medical eyes on this case and none of them seemed to say there was an issue of over-medication in this case," said Social Services Commissioner Harry Spence, who has come under fire for the agency's handling of the case.

      Still, there were lingering concerns. When social workers tried to make a home visit in November, Carolyn "resisted and evaded," Spence said. Weeks later, workers resolved to make a surprise check, but Rebecca died the very next day, before they could visit.

      Rebecca was found dead on the floor of her parents' bedroom wearing only a pink pull-up diaper and gold-stud earrings, on top of a pile of clothes, magazines and a stuffed brown bear.

      Rebecca's uncle, James McGonnell, and his girlfriend, Kelly Williams, who lived with the Rileys, told police that the Rileys would put their kids to bed as early as 5 p.m. Rebecca, they said, often slept through the day and got up only to eat.

      When Michael Riley decided the kids were "acting up," he told Carolyn to give them pills, McGonnell and Williams told police.

      According to McGonnell and Williams, Rebecca spent the last days of her life wandering around the house, sick and disoriented. But the Rileys told police they were not alarmed. "It was just a cold," Carolyn repeatedly said during police interviews.

      The medical examiner said Rebecca died a slow and painful death. She said the overdose of Clonidine caused her organs to shut down, filling her lungs with fluid and causing congestive heart failure.

      Williams told police that the night before she died, Rebecca was pale and seemed "out of it." At one point, the little girl knocked weakly on her parents' bedroom door and softly called for her mommy, but Michael Riley opened the door a crack and yelled at her to go back to her room, Williams said.

      Later that night, McGonnell told police, he heard someone struggling to breathe and found Rebecca gurgling as if something was stuck in her throat. McGonnell told police he wiped vomit from his niece's face, then kicked in the door to her parents' room and yelled at the Rileys to take Rebecca to the emergency room.

      Instead, Carolyn Riley said, she gave her daughter a half-tablet of Clonidine.

      Carolyn's mother, Valerie Berio, said that when she visited the kids the night of December 11, Rebecca seemed congested but not seriously ill. In a photograph Berio said she took that night, Rebecca is smiling slightly as her mother holds a new green velvet dress in front of her.

      Berio said that shows that her daughter and son-in-law could not have known how sick Rebecca was.

      Rebecca's death has inflamed a long-running debate in psychiatry. Some psychiatrists believe bipolar disorder, which was traditionally diagnosed in adolescence or early adulthood, has become a trendy diagnosis in young children.

      "As a clinician, I can tell you it's just very difficult to say whether someone is just throwing tantrums or has bipolar disorder," said Dr. Oscar B. Bukstein, a child psychiatrist and associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

      A study of mentally ill children discharged from community hospitals, published in January in the Archives of General Psychiatry, found the proportion of children diagnosed with bipolar disorders jumped from 2.9 percent in 1990 to 15.1 percent in 2000.

      A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2002 estimated that about 7 percent of elementary school-age children -- or approximately 1.6 million youngsters ages 6 to 11 -- have been diagnosed with ADHD.

      The annual number of U.S. children prescribed anti-psychotic drugs jumped fivefold between 1995 and 2002, to an estimated 2.5 million, according to a study published last year by researchers at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

      Some child psychiatrists say bipolar disorder may have been under-diagnosed in children for years, partly because several key symptoms are also symptoms of ADHD, including hyperactivity, distractibility and talkativeness.

      Dr. Janet Wozniak, director of the Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, said early diagnosis and treatment are critical because the illness can cause social and academic problems, and lead to drug abuse, crime and suicide.

      "What's commonly overlooked when considering diagnosing and treating children at such an early age is the risk of not treating and not intervening," Wozniak said."

    • carol
      I m going to put this down strait and simple. It s time for a revitalization in thinking. Nothing less than a genuine (organic) philosophic adjustment to seep
      Message 2 of 6 , Apr 21, 2007
        I'm going to put this down strait and simple. It's time for a
        revitalization in thinking. Nothing less than a genuine (organic)
        philosophic adjustment to seep into our epoch with reminiscence and
        sentimentality out the door. Call it living living, thinking within
        thinking, call it what you will, it has to come in and soon. And it
        has to seep into the schools- and Holywood.

        That which was described in the post are examples of decadence pure
        and simple and they are in no way isolated incidences, they have
        simply tilted a little further into the extreme.

        In America, there are enough people who are able to think well. The
        need for a new philosophic model will have to be understood by them,
        and responsibility for insisting upon it will need to be carried by
        them as well. Hopefully they're already set and ready.





        In anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com, "holderlin66" <holderlin66@...>
        wrote:
        >
        >
        > There are hundreds of ways to block an incarnation, especially when
        the
        > war is against the Kingdom of Childhood. Your sweet parents can be
        > devout materialists, and know that we are all accidents and a
        spiritual
        > world is really for fairy tales that don't exist, and education is
        just
        > something ya need, but however you get it, money is the golden goose
        > that will get you what you want. Your sweet parents can be crack
        addicts
        > already destroyed by ghetto life. Your sweet parents can be Trailer
        Park
        > in-breeding, child molesting Orcs, monsters, and it won't be long
        before
        > you become a dysfunctional molestor, abuser or rabid Jihad Jesus
        > fundamentalist and drunk as well. Your parents can be lily white,
        > clean, white bread church going Bible quoting, strict, sterile and
        send
        > you to Jesus Camp for kids. So kids can learn to be Jihad warriors
        for
        > Jesus. You can be molested by the church, or your teacher can
        secretly
        > scar you by diddling with you and giving you those special rides
        home.
        >
        > I admit, I am somewhat looking at extreme instances, but when you
        > examine how common goodness, common sense and great spiritual
        courage
        > allowed Dr. Steiner to defend the Kingdom of Childhood, I think we
        > should weigh in some extreme cases...even if as a teacher, 99% of
        the
        > children and their parents operate with warm concern and human
        common
        > sense in approaching their children... but of course, I speak about
        > those Waldorf Parents who had already shifted their paradigms and
        > smelled a rat in public education. But having taught in public
        school as
        > well as Waldorf, all of the above applies with powerful steady
        rising
        > numbers of parents who wouldn't understand or grasp Steiner's
        Kingdom of
        > Childhood with the even the faintest freed up common sense. Their
        self-
        > and culturally induced hypnotic trance springs right back into the
        shape
        > of all the illusions of materialism and the lies of the American
        state
        > of mind as if it were made of rubber.
        >
        > Now what do children see, and suffer, what do they see, which
        becomes
        > numbed or permantly distorted in the mirror of their soul lives. At
        > first a child cannot help but see the type of unconscious soul
        creatures
        > their parents and teachers are, that cannot complete and bridge
        their
        > maliciously crippled natures and see the sacred beauty of the child
        > itself. It is hard, very hard, one of the hardest things, to be a
        True
        > Guardian.
        >
        > R.S.
        >
        >
        http://steinerbooks.org/research/archive/kingdom_of_childhood/kingdom
        >
        <http://steinerbooks.org/research/archive/kingdom_of_childhood/kingdom
        >
        > _of_childhood.pdf
        >
        > "Before the change of teeth you can still see quite clearly at
        > work the effects of the child’s habits of life before birth or
        > conception, in its pre-earthly existence in the spiritual world. The
        > body of the child acts almost as though it were spirit, for the
        > spirit that has descended from the spiritual world is still fully
        > active in a child in the first seven years of life.
        >
        > "You will say: A fine sort of spirit! It has become quite
        > boisterous; for the child is rampageous, awkward, and incompetent.
        > Is all this to be attributed to the spirit belonging to its pre-
        > earthly life? Well, my dear friends, suppose all you clever and
        well-
        > brought-up people were suddenly condemned to remain always in a room
        > having a temperature of 144o Fahrenheit? You couldn’t do it! It
        > is
        > even harder for the spirit of the child, which has descended from
        > the spiritual worlds, to accustom itself to earthly conditions.
        >
        > "The spirit, suddenly transported into a completely different world,
        > with the new experience of having a body to carry about, acts as we
        > see the child act. Yet if you know how to observe and note how each
        > day, each week, each month, the indefinite features of the face
        > become more definite, the awkward movements become less clumsy, and
        > the child gradually accustoms itself to its surroundings, then you
        > will realize that it is the spirit from the pre-earthly world that
        > is working to make the child’s body gradually more like itself.
        >
        > "We shall understand why the child is as it is if we observe the
        > child in this way, and we shall also understand it is the descended
        > spirit that is acting as we see it within the child’s body.
        > Therefore for someone who knows the mysteries of the spirit it is
        > both wonderful and delightful to observe a little child. In doing so
        > one learns not of the earth, but of heaven.
        >
        > "In so-called “good children,” as a rule, their bodies
        > have already
        > become heavy, even in infancy, and the spirit cannot properly take
        > hold of the body. Such children are quiet; they do not scream and
        > rush about, they sit still and make no noise.
        >
        > "The spirit is not active within them, because their bodies offer
        > such resistance. It is often the case that the bodies of so-called
        > good children offer resistance to the spirit.
        >
        > "In the less well-behaved children who make a great deal of
        > healthy noise, who shout properly, and give a lot of trouble, the
        > spirit is active, though of course in a clumsy way, for it has been
        > transported from heaven to earth; but the spirit is active within
        > them. It is making use of the body. You may even regard the
        > wild screams of a child as most enthralling, simply because you
        > thereby experience the martyrdom the spirit has to endure
        > when it descends into a child-body.
        >
        > "Yes, my dear friends, it is easy to be a grown-up personâ€"easy
        > for the spirit, I mean, because the body has then been made
        > ready, it no longer offers the same resistance. It is quite easy to
        > be a full-grown person but extremely difficult to be a child. The
        > child itself is not aware of this because consciousness is not yet
        > awake. It is still asleep, but if the child possessed the
        > consciousness it had before descending to earth it would soon notice
        > this difficulty: if the child were still living in this pre-earthly
        > consciousness its life would be a terrible tragedy, a really
        terrible
        > tragedy.
        >
        > "For you see, the child comes down to earth; before this
        > it has been accustomed to a spiritual substance from which it
        > drew its spiritual life. The child was accustomed to deal with
        > that spiritual substance. It had prepared itself according to its
        > karma, according to the result of previous lives. It was fully
        > contained within its own spiritual garment, as it were. Now it has
        to
        > descend to earth. I should like to speak quite simply about these
        > things, and you must excuse me if I speak of them as I would if
        > I were describing the ordinary things of the earth. I can speak of
        > them thus because they are so. Now when a human being is to
        > descend, a body must be chosen on the earth."
        >
        >
        >
        > Steven Morris
        > Saturday April 21, 2007
        > The Guardian <http://www.guardian.co.uk/>
        >
        > A mother and her three daughters who forced two toddlers to take
        part in
        > a "dog fight" and filmed it walked free from court yesterday.
        >
        > The women, including the children's mother, goaded the tearful
        brother
        > and sister to punch each other and even use a magazine and
        hairbrush as
        > weapons. When the boy, who was in a nappy, stopped fighting they
        called
        > him a "wimp" and "bloody faggot".
        > Passing sentence at Plymouth crown court, Judge Francis Gilbert
        said the
        > video taken of the fight was "shocking". He said: "You laughed at
        > them, you mocked them, you swore at them. You compelled them to hit
        each
        > other even though they clearly did not want to. You were cruel,
        callous,
        > clearly causing the children to hurt each other for your own
        pleasure."
        > He singled out the children's grandmother, who had told police that
        she
        > saw nothing wrong with what they had done as it would "toughen them
        up".
        > But the judge was persuaded not to jail them immediately, instead
        giving
        > the four a one-year suspended sentence and ordering them to do 100
        hours
        > of community work.
        > The court was told how the mother of the children, Zara Care, 21,
        and
        > her sisters, Serenza Olver, 29, and Danielle Olver, 19, had met at
        the
        > home of their mother, Carole Olver, 48.
        > They formed a circle in the living room around the children, a
        > three-year-old girl and a boy of two, and urged them to fight while
        Zara
        > Care capturing the whole episode on video.
        > In the film up to six adults, including a man, are seen chatting and
        > smoking. As the two children run around the room, one of the women
        can
        > be heard to say to them, "Do you want to play?' before pushing the
        boy
        > towards the girl.
        > The children start circling and slapping each other - goaded by four
        > women, who can be seen and heard laughing.
        > The boy, who is wearing just a nappy and a T-shirt, is then floored
        by a
        > blow from his sister and lies on the floor crying.
        > After clambering on to an armchair to escape, he buries his head
        under a
        > cushion but a woman in the room tells him: "Get up - don't be a
        wimp all
        > your life."
        > He staggers to his feet and punches his sister in the mouth, and,
        as she
        > falls to the ground, is encouraged to kick her.
        > A female voice says: "And again, whilst she's down, boot her."
        > He then tries to leave the room but an older child blocks his path
        and
        > the girl again runs over and pummels his back with her fists.
        >
        > The boy is then told by a female voice: "Get up and punch her, you
        > bloody faggot."
        > He tries to refuse, but then grabs a large black hairbrush and
        begins to
        > beat his sister, while a woman is heard to say: "He needs weapons,
        she
        > just has a fist."
        > The girl is caught in the mouth by the brush and begins to scream
        and
        > lifts her arm in the air, appealing for help from an unseen adult -
        but
        > is turned away.
        > At this point, an older child in the room can be heard to say: "Is
        it
        > our turn yet?" The film ends with the two toddlers screaming and
        crying,
        > and an adult saying: "That's enough."
        > During the video the women hurl a stream of orders, such as "jump on
        > him", "kick her" and "hit his face".
        > The word "punch" is heard more than 20 times. The video came to
        light
        > after the children's father, a serving soldier, returned from Iraq
        and
        > decided to show his parents footage from the video camera the women
        > used.
        > He had expected it to feature the children playing but he was
        horrified
        > to come upon the eight-minute film of them fighting.
        > David Gittins, prosecuting, said that the father compared what he
        saw to
        > a "dog fight" and was reduced to tears. He subsequently went to
        social
        > services, who called in police.
        > The children's grandmother, a mother of eight, showed no remorse
        when
        > she was interviewed, insisting it would "harden" them up, it was
        stated.
        > The judge criticised her for still seeming defiant. The three other
        > defendants wept as the offence was described.
        > Defending the women, who admitted child cruelty offences, Rupert
        Taylor
        > said they were not wicked.
        > The three daughters had never been in trouble with the police
        before.
        > But they were ill-educated, had few advantages in life, and did not
        > realise what they were doing was abhorrent.
        > Mr Taylor said that although they had treated the infants so badly,
        > family was important for them and they were all very close. "They
        are
        > ashamed and frightened," he said.
        > The judge said the "horror" of what they did meant it was tempting
        to
        > jail them.
        > But the judge added that he took into account the fact that two of
        the
        > women, Serenza and Danielle, had children of their own to look
        after -
        > and also said that Zara's biggest punishment was that her children
        had
        > been taken out of her care and were now being looked after by other
        > relatives.
        > Backstory
        > Zara Care, 21
        > Separated from her husband, father of the children, by sending him a
        > text message. Had what was described in court as a desperately sad
        > childhood. Suffered bullying and contemplated killing herself.
        Resigned
        > to never getting back her children, who are being cared for by her
        > estranged husband's family.
        > Carole Olver, 49
        > Grandmother of the children. A mother of eight. Court was told she
        had
        > suffered at hands of a violent partner and spent her life
        protecting her
        > children from him. Had no other achievements, apart from her large
        and,
        > usually, reasonably happy family.
        > Serenza Olver, 29
        > Has two children of school age. Had attempted to kill herself over
        > failed relationships. Said to be terrified that her own children
        could
        > still be taken away by social services.
        > Danielle Olver, 19
        > The woman who put a stop to the fight. Has a year-old child herself.
        > Described as having no educational achievements and not having had a
        > meaningful job.
        >
        > http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/03/23/drugged.todeath.ap/index.html
        > <http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/03/23/drugged.todeath.ap/index.html>
        >
        > HULL, Massachusetts (AP) -- In the final months of Rebecca Riley's
        life,
        > a school nurse said the little girl was so weak she was like
        a "floppy
        > doll."
        >
        > The preschool principal had to help Rebecca off the bus because the
        > 4-year-old was shaking so badly.
        >
        > And a pharmacist complained that Rebecca's mother kept coming up
        with
        > excuses for why her daughter needed more and more medication.
        >
        > None of their concerns was enough to save Rebecca.
        >
        > Rebecca -- who had been diagnosed with attention deficit
        hyperactivity
        > and bipolar disorder, or what used to be called manic depression --
        died
        > December 13 of an overdose of prescribed drugs, and her parents have
        > been arrested on murder charges, accused of intentionally
        overmedicating
        > their daughter to keep her quiet and out of their hair.
        >
        > Interviews and a review of court documents by The Associated Press
        make
        > it clear that many of those who were supposed to protect Rebecca --
        > teachers, social workers, other professionals -- suspected
        something was
        > wrong, but never went quite far enough.
        >
        > But the tragic case is more than a story about one child. It raises
        > troubling, larger questions about the state of child psychiatry in
        the
        > United States, namely: Can children as young as Rebecca be
        accurately
        > diagnosed with mental illnesses? Are rambunctious youngsters being
        > medicated for their parents' convenience? And should children so
        young
        > be prescribed powerful psychotropic drugs meant for adults?
        >
        > Dispensing drugs to children diagnosed with mood or behavior
        problems is
        > "the easiest thing to do, but it's not always the best thing to do,"
        > said Dr. Jon McClellan, medical director of the Child Study and
        > Treatment Center in Lakewood, Washington. "At some level, I would
        hope
        > that you'd also be teaching kids ways to control their behavior."
        >
        > According to the medical examiner, Rebecca died of a combination of
        > Clonidine, a blood pressure medication Rebecca had been prescribed
        for
        > ADHD; Depakote, an antiseizure and mood-stabilizing drug prescribed
        for
        > the little girl's bipolar disorder; a cough suppressant; and an
        > antihistamine. The amount of Clonidine alone in Rebecca's system was
        > enough to be fatal, the medical examiner said.
        >
        > The two brand-name prescription drugs are approved by the Food and
        Drug
        > Administration for use in adults only, though doctors can legally
        > prescribe them to youngsters, and do so frequently.
        >
        > Rebecca's parents, Michael and Carolyn Riley, say they were only
        > following doctor's orders. Rebecca, they told police, had been
        diagnosed
        > when she was just 2 1/2, and Rebecca's psychiatrist prescribed the
        same
        > potent drugs that had been prescribed for her older brother and
        sister
        > when she diagnosed them with the same illnesses several years
        earlier.
        >
        > But Rebecca's teachers, the school nurse and her therapist all told
        > police they never saw behavior in Rebecca that fit her diagnoses,
        such
        > as aggression, sharp mood swings or hyperactivity.
        >
        > Prosecutors say the Rileys intentionally tried to quiet their
        daughter
        > with high doses of Clonidine. Relatives told police the Rileys
        called
        > Clonidine the "happy medicine" and the "sleep medicine."
        >
        > Through their attorneys, Michael Riley, 34, and Carolyn Riley, 32,
        have
        > accused Rebecca's psychiatrist, Dr. Kayoko Kifuji, of over-
        prescribing
        > medication.
        >
        > Kifuji did not return calls for comment and declined to be
        interviewed.
        > But Kifuji has vehemently denied any role in Rebecca's death. She
        has
        > agreed to a suspension of her license while the state's medical
        board
        > investigates.
        >
        > Kifuji told police Rebecca had been her patient since August 2004,
        when
        > she was 2. She said she based her diagnoses of ADHD and bipolar
        disorder
        > on the family's mental health history, as described by Carolyn
        Riley,
        > and Rebecca's behavior, as described by Carolyn and briefly
        observed by
        > her during office visits.
        >
        > Kifuji told police she became alarmed in October 2005 when Carolyn
        Riley
        > told her she had increased Rebecca's nighttime dose of Clonidine
        from 2
        > to 2 1/2 tablets, and warned Carolyn the increased dose could kill
        > Rebecca.
        >
        > But Carolyn told investigators Kifuji told her she could give
        Rebecca
        > and her sister extra Clonidine at night to help them sleep.
        >
        > Tufts-New England Medical Center, where Kifuji worked, issued a
        > statement supporting Kifuji, saying her care of Rebecca "was
        appropriate
        > and within responsible professional standards."
        >
        > In the months leading up to Rebecca's death, others noticed there
        was
        > something wrong.
        >
        > Teachers and staff members at the Johnson Early Childhood Center in
        > Weymouth, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Boston, say they
        > called Rebecca's mother repeatedly to tell her that Rebecca
        was "out of
        > it," but her mother said the girl was tired because she was not
        sleeping
        > well.
        >
        > Pharmacists called Kifuji twice to complain that Carolyn Riley was
        > asking for more Clonidine, even though her prescription was not due
        to
        > be refilled yet, according to state police.
        >
        > Once, Riley said she had lost a bottle of pills, and another time,
        she
        > said water had gotten into her prescription bottle and ruined the
        pills,
        > according to police.
        >
        > Kifuji authorized refills, but after the second incident, she began
        > prescribing Clonidine in 10-day refills instead of 30-day supplies,
        > investigators said.
        >
        > On August 16, a prescription for 35 Clonidine tablets -- a 10-day
        supply
        > -- was filled at Walgreens, even though the Rileys had obtained a
        10-day
        > refill only the day before, investigators said.
        >
        > Walgreens spokeswoman Tiffani Bruce said that the prescription was
        > filled as it was written by the doctor, and that the family was
        given
        > the appropriate information.
        >
        > After Rebecca's death, police found only seven Clonidine tablets in
        the
        > family's medicine tray; the pharmacist said there should have been
        75.
        > All together, prosecutors say, Carolyn Riley got 200 more pills in
        one
        > year than she should have.
        >
        > The Rileys' lawyers call them unsophisticated people who did not
        > question their children's doctors.
        >
        > Both were unemployed; they collected welfare and disability
        benefits and
        > lived in subsidized housing. Michael Riley, who is also awaiting
        trial
        > on charges of molesting a stepdaughter in 2005, claimed to suffer
        from
        > bipolar disorder and a rage disorder; his wife told police she
        suffered
        > from depression and anxiety.
        >
        > Carolyn's lawyer, Michael Bourbeau, said that because the Rileys'
        three
        > children were all taking Clonidine, Rebecca's prescription may have
        come
        > up short at times when her siblings were given some of her pills.
        And
        > some of the pills may have been lost when they were split in half,
        he
        > said.
        >
        > In July, after a therapist filed a complaint with the state
        Department
        > of Social Services, social workers met with the family's doctors and
        > other medical professionals and were assured that the medications
        > Rebecca was taking were within medical guidelines.
        >
        > "There were lots of medical eyes on this case and none of them
        seemed to
        > say there was an issue of over-medication in this case," said Social
        > Services Commissioner Harry Spence, who has come under fire for the
        > agency's handling of the case.
        >
        > Still, there were lingering concerns. When social workers tried to
        make
        > a home visit in November, Carolyn "resisted and evaded," Spence
        said.
        > Weeks later, workers resolved to make a surprise check, but Rebecca
        died
        > the very next day, before they could visit.
        >
        > Rebecca was found dead on the floor of her parents' bedroom wearing
        only
        > a pink pull-up diaper and gold-stud earrings, on top of a pile of
        > clothes, magazines and a stuffed brown bear.
        >
        > Rebecca's uncle, James McGonnell, and his girlfriend, Kelly
        Williams,
        > who lived with the Rileys, told police that the Rileys would put
        their
        > kids to bed as early as 5 p.m. Rebecca, they said, often slept
        through
        > the day and got up only to eat.
        >
        > When Michael Riley decided the kids were "acting up," he told
        Carolyn to
        > give them pills, McGonnell and Williams told police.
        >
        > According to McGonnell and Williams, Rebecca spent the last days of
        her
        > life wandering around the house, sick and disoriented. But the
        Rileys
        > told police they were not alarmed. "It was just a cold," Carolyn
        > repeatedly said during police interviews.
        >
        > The medical examiner said Rebecca died a slow and painful death. She
        > said the overdose of Clonidine caused her organs to shut down,
        filling
        > her lungs with fluid and causing congestive heart failure.
        >
        > Williams told police that the night before she died, Rebecca was
        pale
        > and seemed "out of it." At one point, the little girl knocked
        weakly on
        > her parents' bedroom door and softly called for her mommy, but
        Michael
        > Riley opened the door a crack and yelled at her to go back to her
        room,
        > Williams said.
        >
        > Later that night, McGonnell told police, he heard someone
        struggling to
        > breathe and found Rebecca gurgling as if something was stuck in her
        > throat. McGonnell told police he wiped vomit from his niece's face,
        then
        > kicked in the door to her parents' room and yelled at the Rileys to
        take
        > Rebecca to the emergency room.
        >
        > Instead, Carolyn Riley said, she gave her daughter a half-tablet of
        > Clonidine.
        >
        > Carolyn's mother, Valerie Berio, said that when she visited the
        kids the
        > night of December 11, Rebecca seemed congested but not seriously
        ill. In
        > a photograph Berio said she took that night, Rebecca is smiling
        slightly
        > as her mother holds a new green velvet dress in front of her.
        >
        > Berio said that shows that her daughter and son-in-law could not
        have
        > known how sick Rebecca was.
        >
        >
        >
        > Rebecca's death has inflamed a long-running debate in psychiatry.
        Some
        > psychiatrists believe bipolar disorder, which was traditionally
        > diagnosed in adolescence or early adulthood, has become a trendy
        > diagnosis in young children.
        >
        > "As a clinician, I can tell you it's just very difficult to say
        whether
        > someone is just throwing tantrums or has bipolar disorder," said Dr.
        > Oscar B. Bukstein, a child psychiatrist and associate professor at
        the
        > University of Pittsburgh.
        >
        > A study of mentally ill children discharged from community
        hospitals,
        > published in January in the Archives of General Psychiatry, found
        the
        > proportion of children diagnosed with bipolar disorders jumped from
        2.9
        > percent in 1990 to 15.1 percent in 2000.
        >
        > A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
        in
        > 2002 estimated that about 7 percent of elementary school-age
        children --
        > or approximately 1.6 million youngsters ages 6 to 11 -- have been
        > diagnosed with ADHD.
        >
        > The annual number of U.S. children prescribed anti-psychotic drugs
        > jumped fivefold between 1995 and 2002, to an estimated 2.5 million,
        > according to a study published last year by researchers at
        Vanderbilt
        > Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
        >
        > Some child psychiatrists say bipolar disorder may have been
        > under-diagnosed in children for years, partly because several key
        > symptoms are also symptoms of ADHD, including hyperactivity,
        > distractibility and talkativeness.
        >
        > Dr. Janet Wozniak, director of the Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
        Research
        > Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, said early diagnosis and
        > treatment are critical because the illness can cause social and
        academic
        > problems, and lead to drug abuse, crime and suicide.
        >
        > "What's commonly overlooked when considering diagnosing and treating
        > children at such an early age is the risk of not treating and not
        > intervening," Wozniak said."
        >
      • Mark Willan
        Just another perspective besides the obvious one of horror and outrage already expressed: Everything is in the Logos hands, regardless. Why did the
        Message 3 of 6 , Apr 21, 2007
          Just another perspective besides the obvious one of horror and outrage already expressed:

          Everything is in the Logos' hands, regardless.

          Why did the dysfunctional family video the kids fight they organised?

          Something was at work beneath the level of their conscious mind  (at the level at which karma operates) to expose what they were doing, to shame them, and to start them off on the path of expiation and improvement.

          Similarly, the parents overdosing their child was also discovered, with the additional intent of awakening sleeping doctors to the fact that they are interfering in a dangerous way with the psyche (Soul) with a number of drugs they prescribe like sweeties. 

          This was a hot topic in medical ethics in the 60s - it has slumbered fitfully since then (eg One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), but the same issues remain.

          The issue, as always is awareness, awarness of our own humanity. And as has been rightly said, ranged against it we have all the means of killing awareness (excessive sex is one missed from the earlier list - in the UK they have an expression "to f*ck someone stupid" which is accurate in terms of the soul life).

          Put simply, either we wake, and move towards greater (spiritual) awareness than the normal waking state, or we go below to extinguish that waking awareness, as new human animals (the assessment of materialist science will actually come true). 

          And naturally, ethics will no longer be a consideration, because unfree men (addicts of all kinds, those driven by instict etc) cannot choose, and thus cannot make ethical choices.

          This is our status quo. And it is up to us to make other people aware of it - not just preaching to the converted on list, but to our fellow workers, in seed-sentences which mature in their souls, to people that we meet in conversation etc.

          How many opportunities the Spirit affords us for a drop of enlightenment to drip into hungering thirsting souls. 

          But we have to be convinced ourselves of the truth of what we say. or else we will not be able to convince others, and just become another set of annoyances, like so many Jehovahs Witnesses, Mormons' Christian Scientists et al.

          Just my 5 cents worth.

          Mark


          Mark Willan

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        • holderlin66
          Bradford brought; ...children destroyed by mercury laced injections, their faculties and capacities shredded in the education corruption of the intellect that
          Message 4 of 6 , Apr 22, 2007

            Bradford brought;

            "...children destroyed by mercury laced injections, their
            faculties and capacities shredded in the education corruption of the
            intellect that crushes and implodes the delicate cohesion of thought
            that they sought to plant on Earth in this incarnation."


            http://www.lewrockwell.com/chartier/chartier70.html

            "It's a sad thing when our children fail in the most important subject we can teach them.

            What is the most important subject in school? Is it one of the three "R's," readin', writin' or 'rithmetic? Important subjects for sure, parents can't help but be concerned about their children's mastery of the three"R's."

            Good grades and high SAT test scores open doors to better universities. Graduation from better universities can lead to better job prospects, success, money and a better future for our children and their children. What do you want for your kids? Can't you just see the 5,000 square foot show home on Elm Street with a wide screen TV in the parlor and a garage packed to the gills with BMWs and jet-skis? We only want the best for them, but is the material world the best way to measure it?

            Unfortunately, as test scores on the three "R's" have plummeted, so alarms have been raised in homes across America. Terrified parents fear… and I shudder at the thought… their children's failure. Parents pressure the educators, and the educators pressure the kids by trotting out myriad solutions ranging from the desperate to the ludicrous.

            As a result everyone is under more pressure. Parental worries force children to have longer hours at school, more homework, summer school classes and tutors. To up the test scores, frantic educators adjust tests to make them easier. But lowered test expectations falsely reflect better education. When did the ends ever justify the means?

            Doesn't the method of achieving a goal describe the value of that goal? What's a high test grade when the test was a give-away? What's an A student if he or she is stressed out, alienated or just plain hostile toward the world? What good is opportunity to succeed when it has mutated into all-out pressure to succeed?

            Isn't there enough pressure in our society already? I could be wrong, but I don't see a lot of what I would call "happy" folk. People these days seem to carry around a lot of repressed anger. They act like pressure cookers about to blow. Some of them do. All too often the stress erupts in the form of heart attacks, strokes, alcoholism, broken homes, road rage… or much, much worse. Must our children bear the brunt of it all? Are they being trained and conditioned to become good, little stressed-out workaholics?

            There's nothing bad about a strong work ethic… up to a point. Work hard! Get ahead! Or… die trying. However, there's sure a lot wrong with a child pressured to think about nothing but success. Are we so busy with our jobs, our power dinners, golf games or PTA fundraisers that we don't have time to listen to and play with our kids? How else will our children have the ground rules to apply to real life?

            Could it be that the frustration felt by parents is the result of an uphill battle against the unintended consequences of progress? Are you as baffled as I am by the problems of the 21st century? Are the challenges of technology, over-population, diminishing resources, government regulations and taxes and unending wars combining to make you feel pressured? How much of your frustration are you passing on to your children?

            Seems to me, the most important thing children need to learn is civilized social interaction… in other words, how to behave. Don't get me wrong: the three "R's" are vital, and as are science, history, literature, English, foreign languages, music, art, P.E., etc.

            But when you get right down to it, if our little darlings fail to learn how to work and play well together, they will turn out to be obnoxious adults… or troubled loners. Actions have consequences: when little Georgie wrecks young Thomas's Lego creation, he needs to experience some consequences.

            Let's face it, you are teaching your kids about life and that education goes on 24/7. The example parents set at home will be as valuable, if not more so, as activities inside and outside of school.

            Lost to stress and pressure is the importance of play. The time to be a child is when you are a child. That's when children really learn to interact with their peers. Last time I looked, you only get one chance at it… a fact many grownups choose to ignore.

            Our job as parents is not to relentlessly pressure our children to succeed. Our job is to set an example with the self-discipline, morals, and kindness that are the backbone of a productive, honorable, serene life and civilized society. Even as children need to learn the value of hard work, they need to learn how to be content with who they are and what they have.

            It's tough teaching a child to take the rough with the smooth. Attempting to turn our children's world into a perpetual Disneyland is a one-way ticket to failure. Pressure to be happy all the time can be as detrimental as pressure to succeed.

            How many of us have succeeded at being content with ourselves? How many of us are examples of serenity and strength for our children? Are we frustrated with our own lives? Are we pressuring our children to fulfill our fantasies of what we thought we should become? Are we trying to relive our lives through our children… at their expense?

            Our children don't need all that pressure from us. There will be plenty waiting for them down the road. But hey, relax… there's no pressure here."

          • holderlin66
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            Message 5 of 6 , Apr 22, 2007

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            • carol
              Re: Aspects of the Kingdom of Childhood Re:Vaccinate Now Just the other day, I was reflecting upon how to come to terms with knowledge that powerful `invasive
              Message 6 of 6 , Apr 22, 2007
                Re: Aspects of the Kingdom of Childhood


                Re:Vaccinate Now



                Just the other day, I was reflecting upon how to come to terms with
                knowledge that powerful `invasive toxins, viruses and
                disharmonizing magnetism etc' are regularly and discretely being
                administered throughout ALL North American skies, and absolutely
                being justified within an insidious, materialistic Ruling circle as
                necessary for progressive science and national defence.



                Then I thought that in other epochs in which I would have lived and
                before the arrival of `vaccinations', I would have existed amid all
                kinds of deadly germs, viruses and poisonous threats and that this
                reality is no different. Although in comparison, today's general
                situation could carry THE most lethal potential.



                In this context, vaccinations are a farce. They uphold an Ahrimanic
                illusion where everyone is totally deceived.



                I'm citing one example of how contemporary Medicine implements
                experiments for domestic and military data collecting. But first,
                the science:

                …"a new discipline known as nanomedicine: the science of diagnosing,
                treating and preventing disease with the use of novel molecular
                techniquesófrom "smart drugs" that target specific organs or cells,
                to miniature robots that can ferry materials into and out of cells,
                and even enter cell nuclei to repair damaged genes.

                Nanomedicine is a subdiscipline of nanotechnology, which is itself
                still an emerging field. The prefix nano- comes from the Greek word
                nanos, or "dwarf," and means one-billionth (10-9) of something:
                nanotechnology operates at the scale of a nanometer, about the width
                of six
                carbonatoms.




                http://www.foresight.org/Nanomedicine/SayAh/index.html

                There exists a recent appearance of a mysterious and controversial
                skin ailment in the United States called Morgellons disease of which
                only clandestine scientists, doctors and citizens have expressed
                serious interest in studying. They have determined a link between
                this strange desease and secret, government and military aerial
                sprayings. They have also managed to determine that the disease is of
                a man-made origin.

                Morgellons Disease - April 2007



                A communicable nanotechnology invasion of human tissues in the form
                of self-assembling, self-replicating nanotubes, nanowires, nanoarrays
                with sensors, and other nano configurations, some carrying
                genetically-altered and spliced DNA/RNA. These nano machines thrive
                in extreme alkaline ph conditions and use the body's bio-electric
                energy and other (unidentified) elements for power.

                http://www.rense.com/general76/morgdef.htm



                To get an idea of how Powerful Corporations backed by Government and
                the Military along with a complacent medical establishment have come
                over time, to be quite comfortable with this kind of activity, I
                present this:



                "Gas canisters were released in London, Essex and later in East
                Anglia in experiments run by Porton Down to determine the spread of
                disease as a weapon of war. Much of the documentation on these
                experiments carried out on complete innocents contains the signature
                of Sir Richard Doll…



                …The Daily Mail of Dec 30, 2006, exposed clusters of cancers that are
                20% higher in East Anglia, this among other conditions, such as bad
                coughs and strange chest infections from secret clouds of toxic gas
                releases.


                Such ailments are well known to doctors at the Kings Lynn Hospital,
                East Anglia, who have also seen numerous children born with ear
                complaints, which they are told to put down to crop spraying
                chemicals in the area and chemical contaminants in the water…



                ..Between the years 1957 and 1964 the Daily Mail, under newly
                released documentation, says over 100 secret experiments were carried
                out by the British government on its own people.



                Note: Richard Doll was an esteemed British epidemiologist who died in
                2005. After his death, it was revealed that Doll received consulting
                payments from Monsanto, Dow Chemical, the Chemical Manufacturers'
                Association, ICI, and the asbestos company, Turner and Newall."



                My `favorite' link is the following. It explains exactly what is
                going on TODAY outside the walls of my home. And this is just a
                beginning. From Chemtrails And Terror In The Age Of Nuclear War



                2. Dumping tons of particulate matter from aircraft has geo-
                engineered our planetary atmosphere into a highly charged,
                electrically-conductive plasma useful for military projects.8 The air
                we breathe is laden with asbestos-sized synthetic fibers and toxic
                metals, including barium salts, aluminum, and reportedly, radioactive
                thorium.9 These materials act as electrolytes to enhance conductivity
                of military radar and radio waves.10 Poisonous on par with arsenic
                and a proven suppressant of the human immune system,11 atmospheric
                barium weakens human muscles, including those of the heart.12 Inhaled
                aluminum goes directly to the brain and medical specialists confirm
                that it causes oxidative stress within brain tissue, leading to
                formation of Alzheimer's like neurofibrillary tangles.13 Radioactive
                thorium is known to cause leukemia and other cancers.14



                3. Only a small percentage of the military,s atmospheric modification
                projects are visibly obvious. What we can,t see is equally dangerous.
                The ionosphere, the earth and its inhabitants are continually
                bombarded with high frequency microwaves used to manipulate the
                charged atmosphere for weather modification, information gathering
                and for tectonic (earthquake-producing) weaponry.15 Independent
                chemtrail researcher Clifford Carnicom confirms that we are also
                continuously subjected to extremely low electromagnetic frequencies
                (ELF) pulsing at 4 hertz multiples, frequencies known to profoundly
                affect human biological and mental functioning.16



                4. There is a well-documented biological component to continuously
                ongoing atmospheric studies in which nations and regions are
                furtively inoculated via specially designed delivery systems with
                combinations of viruses, bacteria, fungi, mycoplasma, desiccated
                blood cells and exotic biological markers so that testmasters can
                assess human, animal and plant response.17



                http://www.rense.com/general53/chemsd.htm



                And so to contemplate vaccination as a means for protecting one's
                health is to pay lip service a GRAND illusion.



                I imagine that the Ahramanic being sits quite comfortably behind THIS
                illusion and LIE since it spells DEATH and DESTRUCTION so well!.













                In anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com, "carol" <organicethics@...> wrote:
                >
                >
                > Re:Vaccinate Now
                >
                >
                >
                > Just the other day, I was reflecting upon how to come to terms with
                > knowledge that powerful `invasive toxins, viruses and
                > disharmonizing magnetism etc' are regularly and discretely being
                > administered throughout ALL North American skies, and absolutely
                being
                > justified within an insidious, materialistic Ruling circle as
                necessary
                > for progressive science and national defence.
                >
                >
                >
                > Then I thought that in other epochs in which I would have lived and
                > before the arrival of `vaccinations', I would have existed amid
                > all kinds of deadly germs, viruses and poisonous threats and that
                this
                > reality is no different. Although in comparison, today's general
                > situation could carry THE most lethal potential.
                >
                >
                >
                > In this context, vaccinations are a farce. They uphold an Ahrimanic
                > illusion where everyone is totally deceived.
                >
                >
                >
                > I'm citing one example of how contemporary Medicine implements
                > experiments for domestic and military data collecting. But first,
                the
                > science:
                >
                > …"a new discipline known as nanomedicine: the science of
                > diagnosing, treating and preventing disease with the use of novel
                > molecular techniquesófrom "smart drugs" that target specific organs
                > or cells, to miniature robots that can ferry materials into and out
                of
                > cells, and even enter cell nuclei to repair damaged genes.
                >
                > Nanomedicine is a subdiscipline of nanotechnology, which is itself
                still
                > an emerging field. The prefix nano- comes from the Greek word
                nanos, or
                > "dwarf," and means one-billionth (10-9) of something: nanotechnology
                > operates at the scale of a nanometer, about the width of six
                > carbonatoms.
                >
                > http://www.foresight.org/Nanomedicine/SayAh/index.html
                > <http://www.foresight.org/Nanomedicine/SayAh/index.html>
                >
                > There exists a recent appearance of a mysterious and controversial
                skin
                > ailment in the United States called Morgellons disease of which only
                > clandestine scientists, doctors and citizens have expressed serious
                > interest in studying. They have determined a link between this
                strange
                > desease and secret, government and military aerial sprayings. They
                have
                > also managed to determine that the disease is of a man-made origin.
                >
                > Morgellons Disease - April 2007
                >
                >
                >
                > A communicable nanotechnology invasion of human tissues in the form
                of
                > self-assembling, self-replicating nanotubes, nanowires, nanoarrays
                with
                > sensors, and other nano configurations, some carrying
                > genetically-altered and spliced DNA/RNA. These nano machines thrive
                in
                > extreme alkaline ph conditions and use the body's bio-electric
                energy
                > and other (unidentified) elements for power.
                >
                > http://www.rense.com/general76/morgdef.htm
                > <http://www.rense.com/general76/morgdef.htm>
                >
                >
                >
                > To get an idea of how Powerful Corporations backed by Government
                and the
                > Military along with a complacent medical establishment have come
                over
                > time, to be quite comfortable with this kind of activity, I present
                > this:
                >
                >
                >
                > "Gas canisters were released in London, Essex and later in East
                > Anglia in experiments run by Porton Down to determine the spread of
                > disease as a weapon of war. Much of the documentation on these
                > experiments carried out on complete innocents contains the
                signature of
                > Sir Richard Doll…
                >
                >
                >
                > …The Daily Mail of Dec 30, 2006, exposed clusters of cancers that
                > are 20% higher in East Anglia, this among other conditions, such as
                bad
                > coughs and strange chest infections from secret clouds of toxic gas
                > releases.
                >
                >
                > Such ailments are well known to doctors at the Kings Lynn Hospital,
                East
                > Anglia, who have also seen numerous children born with ear
                complaints,
                > which they are told to put down to crop spraying chemicals in the
                area
                > and chemical contaminants in the water…
                >
                >
                >
                > ..Between the years 1957 and 1964 the Daily Mail, under newly
                released
                > documentation, says over 100 secret experiments were carried out by
                the
                > British government on its own people.
                >
                >
                >
                > Note: Richard Doll
                <http://www.preventcancer.com/losing/other/doll.htm>
                > was an esteemed British epidemiologist who died in 2005. After his
                > death, it was revealed that Doll received consulting payments
                > <http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Richard_Doll> from
                > Monsanto, Dow Chemical, the Chemical Manufacturers' Association,
                ICI,
                > and the asbestos company, Turner and Newall."
                >
                >
                >
                > My `favorite' link is the following. It explains exactly what
                > is going on TODAY outside the walls of my home. And this is just a
                > beginning. From Chemtrails And Terror In The Age Of Nuclear War
                >
                >
                >
                > 2. Dumping tons of particulate matter from aircraft has geo-
                engineered
                > our planetary atmosphere into a highly charged, electrically-
                conductive
                > plasma useful for military projects.8 The air we breathe is laden
                with
                > asbestos-sized synthetic fibers and toxic metals, including barium
                > salts, aluminum, and reportedly, radioactive thorium.9 These
                materials
                > act as electrolytes to enhance conductivity of military radar and
                radio
                > waves.10 Poisonous on par with arsenic and a proven suppressant of
                the
                > human immune system,11 atmospheric barium weakens human muscles,
                > including those of the heart.12 Inhaled aluminum goes directly to
                the
                > brain and medical specialists confirm that it causes oxidative
                stress
                > within brain tissue, leading to formation of Alzheimer's like
                > neurofibrillary tangles.13 Radioactive thorium is known to cause
                > leukemia and other cancers.14
                >
                >
                >
                > 3. Only a small percentage of the military,s atmospheric
                modification
                > projects are visibly obvious. What we can,t see is equally
                dangerous.
                > The ionosphere, the earth and its inhabitants are continually
                bombarded
                > with high frequency microwaves used to manipulate the charged
                atmosphere
                > for weather modification, information gathering and for tectonic
                > (earthquake-producing) weaponry.15 Independent chemtrail researcher
                > Clifford Carnicom confirms that we are also continuously subjected
                to
                > extremely low electromagnetic frequencies (ELF) pulsing at 4 hertz
                > multiples, frequencies known to profoundly affect human biological
                and
                > mental functioning.16
                >
                >
                >
                > 4. There is a well-documented biological component to continuously
                > ongoing atmospheric studies in which nations and regions are
                furtively
                > inoculated via specially designed delivery systems with
                combinations of
                > viruses, bacteria, fungi, mycoplasma, desiccated blood cells and
                exotic
                > biological markers so that testmasters can assess human, animal and
                > plant response.17
                >
                >
                >
                > http://www.rense.com/general53/chemsd.htm
                > <http://www.rense.com/general53/chemsd.htm>
                >
                >
                >
                > And so to contemplate vaccination as a means for protecting one's
                > health is to pay lip service a GRAND illusion.
                >
                >
                >
                > I imagine that the Ahramanic being sits quite comfortably behind
                THIS
                > illusion and LIE since it spells DEATH and DESTRUCTION so well!.
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > --- In anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com, "holderlin66" <holderlin66@>
                > wrote:
                > >
                > >
                > > Bradford brought;
                > >
                > > "...children destroyed by mercury laced injections, their
                > > faculties and capacities shredded in the education corruption of
                the
                > > intellect that crushes and implodes the delicate cohesion of
                thought
                > > that they sought to plant on Earth in this incarnation."
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > http://www.lewrockwell.com/chartier/chartier70.html
                > > <http://www.lewrockwell.com/chartier/chartier70.html>
                > >
                > > "It's a sad thing when our children fail in the most important
                > > subject we can teach them.
                > >
                > > What is the most important subject in school? Is it one of the
                three
                > > "R's," readin', writin' or 'rithmetic? Important
                > > subjects for sure, parents can't help but be concerned about their
                > > children's mastery of the three"R's."
                > >
                > > Good grades and high SAT test scores open doors to better
                > universities.
                > > Graduation from better universities can lead to better job
                prospects,
                > > success, money and a better future for our children and their
                > children.
                > > What do you want for your kids? Can't you just see the 5,000
                square
                > > foot show home on Elm Street with a wide screen TV in the parlor
                and a
                > > garage packed to the gills with BMWs and jet-skis? We only want
                the
                > best
                > > for them, but is the material world the best way to measure it?
                > >
                > > Unfortunately, as test scores on the three "R's" have plummeted,
                so
                > > alarms have been raised in homes across America. Terrified parents
                > > fear… and I shudder at the thought… their children's
                > > failure. Parents pressure the educators, and the educators
                pressure
                > the
                > > kids by trotting out myriad solutions ranging from the desperate
                > > <http://www.lewrockwell.com/chartier/chartier61.html> to the
                ludicrous
                > > <http://www.lewrockwell.com/chartier/chartier41.html> .
                > >
                > > As a result everyone is under more pressure. Parental worries
                force
                > > children to have longer hours at school, more homework, summer
                school
                > > classes and tutors. To up the test scores, frantic educators
                adjust
                > > tests to make them easier. But lowered test expectations falsely
                > reflect
                > > better education. When did the ends ever justify the means?
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > Doesn't the method of achieving a goal describe the value of that
                > > goal? What's a high test grade when the test was a give-away?
                > > What's an A student if he or she is stressed out, alienated or
                just
                > > plain hostile toward the world? What good is opportunity to
                succeed
                > when
                > > it has mutated into all-out pressure to succeed?
                > >
                > > Isn't there enough pressure in our society already? I could be
                > > wrong, but I don't see a lot of what I would call "happy" folk.
                > > People these days seem to carry around a lot of repressed anger.
                They
                > > act like pressure cookers about to blow. Some of them do. All too
                > often
                > > the stress erupts in the form of heart attacks, strokes,
                alcoholism,
                > > broken homes, road rage… or much, much worse. Must our children
                > bear
                > > the brunt of it all? Are they being trained and conditioned to
                become
                > > good, little stressed-out workaholics?
                > >
                > > There's nothing bad about a strong work ethic… up to a point.
                > > Work hard! Get ahead! Or… die trying. However, there's sure a
                > > lot wrong with a child pressured to think about nothing but
                success.
                > Are
                > > we so busy with our jobs, our power dinners, golf games or PTA
                > > fundraisers that we don't have time to listen to and play with our
                > > kids? How else will our children have the ground rules to apply to
                > real
                > > life?
                > >
                > > Could it be that the frustration felt by parents is the result of
                an
                > > uphill battle against the unintended consequences of progress?
                Are you
                > > as baffled as I am by the problems of the 21st century? Are the
                > > challenges of technology, over-population, diminishing resources,
                > > government regulations and taxes and unending wars combining to
                make
                > you
                > > feel pressured? How much of your frustration are you passing on to
                > your
                > > children?
                > >
                > > Seems to me, the most important thing children need to learn is
                > > civilized social interaction… in other words, how to behave.
                > > Don't get me wrong: the three "R's" are vital, and as are
                > > science, history, literature, English, foreign languages, music,
                art,
                > > P.E., etc.
                > >
                > > But when you get right down to it, if our little darlings fail to
                > learn
                > > how to work and play well together, they will turn out to be
                obnoxious
                > > adults… or troubled loners. Actions have consequences: when little
                > > Georgie wrecks young Thomas's Lego creation, he needs to
                experience
                > > some consequences.
                > >
                > > Let's face it, you are teaching your kids about life and that
                > > education goes on 24/7. The example parents set at home will be as
                > > valuable, if not more so, as activities inside and outside of
                school.
                > >
                > > Lost to stress and pressure is the importance of play. The time
                to be
                > a
                > > child is when you are a child. That's when children really learn
                to
                > > interact with their peers. Last time I looked, you only get one
                chance
                > > at it… a fact many grownups choose to ignore.
                > >
                > > Our job as parents is not to relentlessly pressure our children to
                > > succeed. Our job is to set an example with the self-discipline,
                > morals,
                > > and kindness that are the backbone of a productive, honorable,
                serene
                > > life and civilized society. Even as children need to learn the
                value
                > of
                > > hard work, they need to learn how to be content with who they are
                and
                > > what they have.
                > >
                > > It's tough teaching a child to take the rough with the smooth.
                > > Attempting to turn our children's world into a perpetual
                Disneyland
                > > is a one-way ticket to failure. Pressure to be happy all the time
                can
                > be
                > > as detrimental as pressure to succeed.
                > >
                > > How many of us have succeeded at being content with ourselves? How
                > many
                > > of us are examples of serenity and strength for our children? Are
                we
                > > frustrated with our own lives? Are we pressuring our children to
                > fulfill
                > > our fantasies of what we thought we should become? Are we trying
                to
                > > relive our lives through our children… at their expense?
                > >
                > > Our children don't need all that pressure from us. There will be
                > > plenty waiting for them down the road. But hey, relax… there's
                > > no pressure here."
                > >
                >
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