The Income Tax Implies that Government Owns You


“…what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one more thing, fellow citizens a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)


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Jeffrey A. Tucker

The income tax is enshrined into law but it is an idea that stands in total contradiction to the driving force behind the American Revolution and the idea of freedom itself. We desperately need a serious national movement to get rid of it – not reform it, not replace it, not flatten it or refocus its sting from this group to that. It just needs to go.

The great essayist Frank Chodorov once described the income tax as the root of all evil. His target was not the tax itself, but the principle behind it. Since its implementation in 1913, he wrote, “The government says to the citizen: ‘Your earnings are not exclusively your own; we have a claim on them, and our claim precedes yours; we will allow you to keep some of it, because we recognize your need, not your right; but whatever we grant you for yourself is for us to decide.”

He really does have a point. That’s evil. When Congress ratified the 16th Amendment on Feb. 3, 1913, there was a sense in which all private income in the U.S. was nationalized. What was not taxed from then on was a favor granted unto us, and continues to be so.

This is implied in the text of the amendment itself: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”

No Limits

Where are the limits? There weren’t any. There was some discussion about putting a limit on the tax, but it seemed unnecessary. Only 1% of the income earners would end up paying about 1% to the government. Everyone else was initially untouched. Who really cares that the rich have to pay a bit more, right? They can afford it.

This perspective totally misunderstands the true nature of government, which always wants more money and more power and will stop at nothing to get both. The 16th Amendment was more than a modern additive to an antique document. It was a new philosophy of the fiscal life of the entire country.

Today, the ruling elite no longer bothers with things like amendments. But back in the day, it was different. The amendment was made necessary because of previous court decisions that stated what was once considered a bottom-line presumption of the free society: Government cannot tax personal property. What you make is your own. You get to keep the product of your labors. Government can tax sales, perhaps, or raise money through tariffs on goods coming in and out of the country. But your bank account is off-limits.

The amendment changed that idea. In the beginning, it applied to very few people. This was one reason it passed. It was pitched as a replacement tax, not a new money raiser. After all the havoc caused by the divisive tariffs of the 19th century, this sounded like a great deal to many people, particularly Southerners and Westerners fed up with paying such high prices for manufactured goods while seeing their trading relations with foreign consumers disrupted.

People who supported it – and they were not so much the left but the right-wing populists of the time – imagined that the tax would hit the robber baron class of industrialists in the North. And that it did. Their fortunes began to dwindle, and their confidence in their ability to amass and retain intergenerational fortunes began to wane.

Limit to Accumulation

We all know the stories of how the grandchildren of the Gilded Age tycoons squandered their family heritage in the 1920s and failed to carry on the tradition. Well, it is hardly surprising. The government put a timetable and limit on accumulation. Private families and individuals would no longer be permitted to exist except in subjugation to the taxing state. The kids left their private estates to live in the cities, put off marriage, stopped bothering with all that hearth and home stuff. Time horizons shortened, and the Jazz Age began.

Class warfare was part of the deal from the beginning. The income tax turned the social fabric of the country into a giant lifetime boat, with everyone arguing about who had to be thrown overboard so that others might live.

The demon in the beginning was the rich. That remained true until the 1930s, when FDR changed the deal. Suddenly, the income would be collected, but taxed in a different way. It would be taken from everyone, but a portion would be given back late in life as a permanent income stream. Thus was the payroll tax born. This tax today is far more significant than the income tax.

The class warfare unleashed all those years ago continues today. One side wants to tax the rich. The other side finds it appalling that the percentage of people who pay no income tax has risen from 30% to nearly 50%. Now we see the appalling spectacle of Republicans regarding this as a disgrace that must change. They have joined the political classes that seek advancement by hurting people.

The Payroll Tax

It’s extremely strange that the payroll tax is rarely considered in this debate. The poor, the middle class and the rich are all being hammered by payroll taxes that fund failed programs that provide no security and few benefits at all.

It’s impossible to take seriously the claims that the income tax doesn’t harm wealth creation. When Congress wants to discourage something – smoking, imports, selling stocks or whatever – they know what to do: Tax it. Tax income, and on the margin, you discourage people from earning it.

Tax debates are always about “reform” – which always means a slight shift in who pays what, with an eye to raising ever more money for the government. A far better solution would be to forget the whole thing and return to the original idea of a free society: You get to keep what you earn or inherit. That means nothing short of abolishing the great mistake of 1913.

Forget the flat tax. The only just solution is no tax on incomes ever.

But let’s say that one day we actually become safe from the income tax collectors and something like blessed peace arrives. There is still another problem that emerged in 1913. Congress created the Federal Reserve, which eventually developed the power to create all the money that government would ever need, even without taxing.

For the practical running of the affairs of the state, the Fed is far worse than the income tax. It creates the more-insidious tax because it is so sneaky. In a strange way, it has made all the debates about taxation superfluous. Denying the government revenue does nothing to curb its appetites for our liberties and property. The Fed has managed to make it impossible to starve the beast.

Chodorov was correct about the evil of the income tax. Its passage signaled the beginning of a century of despotism. Our property is no longer safe. Our income is not our own. We are legally obligated to turn over whatever our masters say we owe them. You can fudge this point: None of this is compatible with the old liberal idea of freedom.

You doubt it? Listen to Thomas Jefferson from his inaugural address of 1801. What he said then remains true today:”…what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one more thing, fellow citizens a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.”

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Is the office cubicle actually designed to crush your soul?


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Over the past several decades, the cubicle has become universal shorthand for an oppressive, soul-crushing work environment where dreams go to die. But why has the cubicle become both so hated and so ubiquitous? With equal doses of deadpan humour and historical insight, the Canadian filmmaker Zaheed Mawani tackles the rise of the cubicle and the matter of why its inventor, the US designer Robert Propst, came to hate its implementation.

Director: Zaheed Mawani

 

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Of Colonialism, BREXIT and the Brits


…I grew up under the colonialists, right through Malaysia’s “independence” in 1957 and what has become of the country operating a ‘system’ shoved down our throats by the British Empire is nothing to be proud of.  Independent Malaysia is still a colony by any other name…


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British people are proud of colonialism and the British Empire, poll finds


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said children should also be taught about the suffering it caused


The British public are generally proud of their country’s role in colonialism and the British Empire, according to a new poll.

At its height in 1922 the British Empire governed a fifth of the world’s population and a quarter of the world’s total land area, but its legacy divides opinion.

Common criticisms of the empire include its policies causing millions of famine deaths in British India, its running of brutal detention camps in occupied territories, and massacres of civilians by imperial troops.

The British Empire was also a dominant slave-trading power until the practice was outlawed in 1807, after which the Empire played key a role in ending the practice internationally.

The Empire’s proponents say it brought economic development to parts of the world and benefited the countries it controlled.

David Cameron has previously said the Empire should be “celebrated”.

YouGov found 44 per cent were proud of Britain’s history of colonialism while only 21 per cent regretted that it happened. 23 per cent held neither view.

The same poll also asked about whether the British Empire was a good thing or a bad thing: 43 per cent said it was good, while only 19 per cent said it was bad. 25 per cent responded that it was “neither”.

In 2006 Tony Blair apologised for the empire’s early role in the slave trade, describing the practice as a “crime against humanity”.

Mr Cameron has struck a different tone, however – refusing the apologise for the Amritsar massacre of 1919 in which nearly 400 innocent Indians were killed by imperial troops.

He has also refused to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond of British crown jewels to the country.

“I think there is an enormous amount to be proud of in what the British Empire did and was responsible for,” Mr Cameron said in 2013 on a visit to India.

“But of course there were bad events as well as good events. The bad events we should learn from and the good events we should celebrate

“In terms of our relationship with India is our past a help or a handicap? I would say, net-net, it is a help, because of the shared history, culture, and the things we share and the contributions that Indians talk about that we have made.”

The British Empire is not widely taught in detail in British schools, with history lessons tending to focus on other areas.

Former education secretary Michael Gove has said the British Empire should be taught in schools, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said children should also be taught about the suffering it caused


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5 of the worst atrocities carried out by the British Empire

 

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Malaysia in dependent ?


Come August 31 2026, The Federation of Malaysia will be celebrating its 59th year of “independence” from the colonial masters of the once mighty British empire.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman the first Prime Minister shouting “Merdeka” on August 31 1957 at the Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur

Yes the Mat Sallehs (the whites) have gone home and Malaysia is a “sovereign” nation and self-governed.

At what cost?

Who owns the central bank of Malaysia?

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Merdeka (independent)?

“Far back in ancient times we were the first to cry among the masses of the people the words “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” words many times repeated since those days by stupid poll parrots who from all sides round flew down upon these baits and with them carried away the wellbeing of the world, true freedom of the individual, formerly so well guarded against the pressure of the mob…

In all corners of the earth the words “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” brought to our ranks, thanks to our blind agents, whole legions who bore our banners with enthusiasm. And all the time these words were canker-worms at work boring into the well-being of the goyim, putting an end everywhere to peace, quiet, solidarity and destroying all the foundations of the goy States.”

Protocol #1 [The Protocols of The Meetings of The Learned Elders of Zion]

The (ever rising) cost of “independence”:

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The Malaysian National Debt as at 14:43H August 28 2016

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The Slaves That We Are


What do you mean “I am a slave?” The usual reaction of a slave. Isn’t that pathetic?

If you dissolve the universal contract between the Creator and the created, and declare man the master of the universe, you open the door to all manner of corruption and imbalance. Man’s inner being and his higher nature are then denied any reality, and will in any case be smothered in the scramble to get what you can, fueled by the underlying anxiety out there, get a job, make some money. BE somebody. (USURY The Instrument Of World Enslavement – The End Of Economics – 1989)

I’m prompted to write this essay after reading this in the local paper:

UPSR 7As scorer aims for a good life for mum

KLANG: Kirthana Logarajah may only be 12 but she clearly understands the role she has to play to provide her single parent mother a good life in future.

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“I have to do well in my studies and be in a good profession to give my mother all the things she does not have now,” said Kirthana who scored 7 As for the UPSR examination. – The Malay Mail

I feel for Kirthana, a filial piety and her dreams. What’s so sad and bad about that? Its all good and beautiful actually. What’s sad is to see her entrapped in a slavery system. And what’s more sad is she doesn’t know. Its not her fault. Its the family curse.

Define, don’t be defined

Before tackling the topic of usury, i.e. interest debt and zero worth money, we must put it in context. Most importantly, we want to place it in a context that is of our own defining. This is of fundamental importance, because the dominant place of the usurers has enabled them – through their high-tech network of money, markets and media – to impose their definitions upon the rest of humankind. We think of the problem, and the solution in predefined terms that are not of our own choosing. If we continue to remain within their sphere of meaning we will be trapped, unable to make any changes. The first steps that must be taken towards change and freedom are steps of defining. (USURY The Instrument Of World Enslavement – The End Of Economics – 1989)

For the beautiful Kirthana, life has been defined for her. Brought up by her loving single-parent mother who slogged and toiled to bring her up, and to make sure as best she could that little Kirthana would have a better and more prosperous life than she ever had.

What is prosperity? Everyone should know that you’d say. Yeah, I’m sure. The defined version, from the word ‘prosper‘ :

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As defined, we all build our lives around achieving ‘prosperity‘. Go to school, get a degree, get a good paying job and you’re all set to prosper.

I grew in the 50’s and went through the same routine. In some form and manner I’ve achieved ‘prosperity‘, but that era is gone for the present young ones. The (financial) system is dwindling and its foreclosing. Call it cyclic if you wish as its been presented as cycles of ups and downs. Know that the cycles have stopped. There is no upturn this time. I hate doing this showing of financial graphs and economic figures, but it does shows the realities of the current world economy. If good economy offers prosperity for the people, then what’s going on out there simply means that ‘prosperity’ is not in the offing anymore.

The word ‘economy‘ means different things to different people. Forget the formal academic Adam Smith mambo-jumbo, let’s just stick to the layman’s general version which is simply about improving the living conditions of people in their everyday life. For the man-in-the-street, economics even includes and/or inter-twined with finances, banks, businesses and employments.

For most people life revolves around the economics as they understand it. Life is good when the economy is good and vice versa.

In that order people believe that they must work hard and excel for their dreams to come true. Not knowing any better and without looking any deeper they proceed on the stage-of-life which they’re on and which it has been for their parents and grand-parents. Neither do they know, nor bothered to know how ‘the system‘ works. If it worked for their parents and grand-parents it would surely work for them. So they think. This belief is also perpetuated by the given thoughts that there is no other way and that ‘the system‘ with its ‘natural‘ cycles of ups-and-downs is everlasting.

What’s really sad is that they do not know that the whole system is a Ponzi scheme where the rich gets richer and the poor gets poorer, on a very uneven playing field. The casino was created by the banksters and left no chance for gamers to win at all. The trick is the illusion of chance. So people like little Kirthana and her mother work hard to get the chance. Little do they know its all a trick and that nothing is what they think is.

The only business of the casino is churning out a product called ‘debt‘. The whole machinery is being worked and lubricated by slaves (in debts).

Here are some data which should give even the sleepy heads a clear picture of debt being a BIG business and the ONLY business on Earth.

 

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All countries are in big debts, which is translated as everyone in every country is in debt. Its the people who pay the National Debt, not the so called governments.

This is everyone’s hidden primary debt which everyone pays through income tax, goods and services tax, import taxes, other taxes, licenses, stamp fees and permits. In your ‘prosperity‘ you’d pay more as you earn and spend, and that’s why you’re encouraged to ‘prosper’.

The other BIG business of debts:

Junk bondsWhat Is a Junk Bond?
From a technical viewpoint, a junk bond is exactly the same as a regular bond. Junk bonds are an IOU from a corporation or organization that states the amount it will pay you back (principal), the date it will pay you back (maturity date) and the interest (coupon) it will pay you on the borrowed money.

By way of contrast, the bond bubble is now well over $199 trillion in size. And if we were to include credit instruments that trade based on bonds, we’re well north of $600 trillion.

Not only is this exponentially larger than global GDP (~$80 trillion), but because of the structure of the banking system the implications of this bubble are truly systemic in nature…

Globally, the sovereign bond market is $58 trillion in size. 

The investment grade sovereign bond market (meaning sovereign bonds for countries with credit ratings above BBB) is around $53 trillion. And if you’re talking about countries with credit ratings of A or higher, it’s only $43 trillion.

This is the ultimate backstop for over $700 trillion in derivatives.

 – Phoenix Capital Research

So you see, all the other businesses in the real economy like manufacturing, tradings, transportation, etc., are simply consciously/unconsciously creating debts for the banksters. Most if not all businesses are into borrowings for whatever reasons to operate or expand. It cascades down to people like you and I (looking for the elusive prosperity) being enslaved by employments, earn, spend and borrow to keep the system running. Then there is the Military Industrial Complex and the war business, but that’s another story for another time.

The system is collapsing and its designed that way taking on the debt route. You can read about the imminent collapse of the financial system by the financial experts on the Internet.

It saddens me to see a highly intelligent being like little Kirthana  working so hard to excel with a great (personal) purpose and dreams to end up serving the cabal financial elitists.

There is another way for the bright little Kirthana, she needs to know the truth and shown the big picture so that she could define her life herself, her way, dream and prosper her way.

We are the slaves that we are…but she need not be one.

 

 

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Government – The Slavery System


Understanding leads to knowing

Ignorance is NOT bliss

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. – Voltaire

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From The Law Dictionary

What is GOVERNMENT?

  1. The regulation , restraint, supervision, or control which is exercised upon the individual members of an organized jural society by those invested with the supreme political authority, for the good and welfare of the body politic; or the act of exercising supreme political power or control.
  2. The system of polity in a state; that form of fundamental rules and principles by which a nation or state is governed, or by which individual members of a body politic are to regulate their social actions; a constitution , either written or unwritten, by which the rights and duties of citizens and public officers are prescribed and defined, as a monarchical government, a republican government , etc. Webster.
  3. An empire, kingdom, state or independent political community; as in the phrase,”Compacts between independent governments.”
  4. The sovereign or supreme power in a state or nation.
  5. The machinery by which the sovereign power in a state expresses its will and exercises its functions; or the framework of political institutions, departments, and offices, by means of which the executive, judicial, legislative , and administrative business of the state Is carried on.
  6. The whole class or body of office-holders or functionaries considered in theaggregate, upon whom devolves the executive, judicial, legislative, and administrative business of the state.
  7. In a colloquial sense, the United States or its representatives, considered as the prosecutor in a criminal action ; as in the phrase, “the government objects to the witness.”

What is BODY POLITIC?

A term applied to a corporation , which is usually designated as a “body corporate and politic.” The term is particularly appropriate to a public corporation invested with powers and duties of government . It is often used, in a rather loose way, to designate the state or nation or sovereign power , or the government of a county or municipality , without distinctly connoting any express and individual corporate character. Munn v. Illinois, 94 U. S. 124, 24 L. Ed. 77; Coyle v. Mcln- tire, 7 Houst. (Del.) 44, 30 Atl. 728, 40 Am. St. Itep. 109; Warner v. Beers, 23 Wend. (N. Y.) 122; People v. Morris, 13 Wend. (N. Y.) 334.

Govern

Definition from Thesaurus.Com

Main Entry:
govern [guhv-ern] Show IPA
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: take control; rule
Synonyms: administer, assume command, be in power, be in the driver’s seat, call the shots, call the signals, captain*, carry out, command, conduct, control, dictate, direct, execute, exercise authority, guide, head, head up, hold dominion, hold office, hold sway, lay down the law, lead, manage, occupy throne, order, overrule, oversee, pilot, pull the strings, regulate, reign, render, run, serve the people, steer, superintend, supervise, sway, tyrannize, wear the crown
Antonyms: agree, comply, obey, surrender, yield

* = informal/non-formal usage

Freedom

Definition from Dictionary.Com

free·dom

[freeduh m] 

noun

  1. the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint: He won his freedom after a retrial. 
  2. exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.
  3. the power to determine action without restraint.
  4. political or national independence.
  5. personal liberty, as opposed to bondage or slavery: a slave who bought his freedom.

Elect

from Dictionary.Com

e·lect

[ih-lekt] 

verb (used with object)

  1. to choose or select by vote, as for an office: to elect a mayor. reject.
  2. to determine in favor of (a method, course of action, etc.). reject.
  3. to pick out; choose: First-year students may elect French, Spanish, or German.
  4. Theology . (of God) to select for divine mercy or favor, especially for salvation.      verb (used without object)
  5. to choose or select someone or something, as by voting.

Freewill

Definition from Merriam-Webster

Definition of FREE WILL

  1. voluntary choice or decision <I do this of my own free will>
  2. freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention

Summary

Freedom and Freewill is a human birth-right. People has a choice to be free and self-governed or hand it over to another to be governed. When you vote person/s to govern you, it simply means you  choose by free will to surrender your freedom.

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.” ― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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You can clearly see the collapsing house of cards that the global financial system has become


You can clearly see the collapsing house of cards that the global financial system has become

by John Smallman

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The divine energy field enveloping you is strengthening and intensifying daily, matching your ability to meld with it more and more effectively, and of course its energy is Love, and that is permeating the hearts of those who are opening to It – the vast majority of humans – and helping you to release the attitudes and behaviors, the inflexible beliefs that so many have held for so long.  The results of this are visible all across the world as new ideas to deal with the major problems and issues facing you are expressed and shared.

The old, inflexible beliefs and the tools used to maintain them are still in evidence, but their ineffectiveness can no longer be disguised by blaming others for their failure to resolve the issues that they were supposed to solve.  The old order, the established order, has been in control, directing the business of politics, business, ethics, morality, religion — in fact, anything in which people interact together in any way at all — for a long time.  This order has remained hidden in the background while directing the activities of public figures so that its hidden agendas were achieved unseen, discreetly, and easily.

And frequently, some of those public figures did act in good faith, believing in the integrity and honesty of these “wise, intellectually brilliant elders” – their mentors and guides in the art of leadership – whose stated aim was to bring peace and abundance to all on Earth.  But of course those hidden ones, the elite, have always had their own completely self-serving, private agendas, and now the real intent of those agendas is being revealed, as more and more whistle-blowers find the courage to disclose the unconscionable secrets to which they have become party by blowing away the veils of secrecy under which so much has been hidden.

The old order is crumbling.  It no longer has the world in the iron grip by which it has attempted to control you all for so long.  Ironically, your mass communications are at the forefront of its undoing: it assumed that because it controlled the media, the politicians, the large corporations, and the major corporate-religious bodies, it still controlled all the primary information centers and access to them.  It has now become quite apparent that this is not the case, as more and more information of a sensitive nature is becoming public knowledge, disclosing the vast and unacceptable scale of corruption in high places.  The sheer speed of information exchange has stunned those who would keep secret the intrigues and corrupt agreements to which they are party, and which have personally benefited them enormously.

You can clearly see the collapsing house of cards that the global financial system has become, due to the unconscionable hubris and criminality of those who direct its activities, ably assisted by greedy underlings who proved to be totally bereft of any moral, ethical, let alone spiritual sense of responsibility.  Systems that are corrupt will always implode, and the scale of damage that occurs when this happens can have very far-reaching effects.

A new system of finance is essential in order for global stability to be renewed and maintained, and a new one has been designed, put into place, and is ready to be unveiled.  Those who have benefited by building fortunes through greed and corruption from the old system — which is now in the last stages of its final collapse due to their nefarious activities — will naturally be barred from holding any positions of responsibility or authority in the new one.  They may well find that their ill-gotten gains will drain rapidly away as a result of being excluded from the new system, which will be totally transparent in all its dealings and activities.

There will be a certain amount of confusion as the new replaces the old, but do not be alarmed as chaos will not ensue.  It will be as though an old and crumbling highway was closed off as a new one was opened to replace it.  Some will not have learnt that the old one is closed and will find themselves temporarily in a cul-de-sac where they have to turn around and retrace their steps to reach the new one.  But apart from a few minor teething problems while the change from the old to the new occurs, the transition should be relatively smooth.

The divine energies that envelop you are easing the fear and anxiety which the sight of the old systems collapsing has caused.  Keep your hearts open, receive the Love that is constantly offered to you, and share it widely and inclusively, yes, even with those who have caused much of the damage if you find yourselves interacting with them.  Blame, shame, and recrimination are not part of an awakened humanity, although those who have caused the severest damage will undoubtedly suffer much regret when they come to fully understand the extent of the suffering for which the bear some responsibility.

Love is the energy field in which all of creation has its existence.  It is powerful, mighty, wise and compassionate, and It willingly and enthusiastically hugs all who seek comfort in Its warm embrace.  None are excluded, although many may at first feel unworthy and hang back.  But no one is unworthy, and as this becomes apparent by Its indiscriminate and unconditional acceptance of all who approach It, those straggling or holding back will also approach and be swept up into the field of infinite, divine Love in which they were created.

With so very much love, Saul.

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