Some Things Never Change

In the 13th century, the Crusades were called and organized by the very powerful Catholic Church as a vicious persecution of ordinary people who had different beliefs. “Their choice was either to recant or die. Initially none recanted, and …on the feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene…a huge fire was prepared. While it blazed and roared, the prisoners were brought out before it and more than one hundred and forty of these heretical perfecti (priests of the persecuted belief system) were flung thereon at one time….The following year…more than 400 perfecti, both men and women, were burnt on a gigantic bonfire.”             from “The Master Game” by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval

Last week, in the city of Odessa in Ukraine, dozens of people occupying the Trade Unions House in protest against the US-backed regime change were burned to death when “Neo-Nazi mobs loyal to the unelected regime now occupying Kiev” set the building on fire, trapping those inside.              from NSNBC.me, “Odessa Massacre Pushes Ukraine to the Edge” May 3, 2014

 

8 thoughts on “Some Things Never Change

  1. Oh My dear….don’t go there…it will make you crazy as a fox once you start connecting all the dots. I know from experience. Some things you just have to pray on and expect a better outcome because they are truly out of our hands. Unless you can think of something the little people can do about it…I would be all ears.

    • Thanks for the advice Pat, but I’m just noticing how things repeat…and very little will make me go crazy!! It is important that we connect the dots and hold what we know in peace and with equanimity. Sticking one’s head under a rock is not helpful, and I think I need to write something useful about fear, craziness, and this kind of information.

  2. Hello Penny and thank you. Connecting the dots is an important part of teaching ourselves discernment. I made a similar connection, but from another time period. His-story repeats itself when we don’t adress that which created his-story to begin with, both as individuals and as a collective. This is what i wrote on my FB timeline: ” Is history repeating itself ? Burning of buildings in Odessa, demonization of counterparts etc…… Have any dots been connected ?

    ODESSA an secret organisation that helps Nazi war criminals hide.

    ODESSA, which stands for the German phrase Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, which in turn translates as Organization of Former Members of the SS, is the name given to an international Nazi network alleged to have been set up towards the end of World War II by a group of SS officers in order to prevent their prosecutions for war crimes. This organization takes its name from Frederick Forsyth’s 1972 best-seller thriller The Odessa File, which fictionalized an SS network named ODESSA (the above cited Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen) that smuggled war criminals to Latin America.

    The purpose of such networks was to establish and facilitate secret escape routes, later known as ratlines, out of Germany to South America and the Middle East for hunted members. With alleged ties to Argentina, Egypt, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the Vatican, they operated out of Buenos Aires and helped such World War II war criminals as Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele, Erich Priebke, Aribert Heim, Edward Roschmann, and many other SS members to find refuge in Latin America and the Middle East.” http://prince.org/msg/105/260531

    • I think we all have at least some unwillingness to “connect the dots” because it is so painful and overwhelming to look at the picture that emerges. I wonder frequently, “When will we stop hurting one another????”

  3. I did not mean to imply my “head was under the sand”…just the opposite. I see what potential there is for the coming future and I am prepared as best as can be with the resources I possess. We paid cash for a small home in a racial mixed neighborhood. I have gotten to know my neighbors. I have tried to talk with my family. I have food stored and camping equipment and solar. A garden planted, seeds stored, water filters…. But the bottom line is if things get really ugly I will not join sides, I will only defend  my home, my neighborhood. And if it does get ugly and my husband and I survive we will help rebuild a better society. Patty

  4. As far as I can see, this unwillingness to ” connect the dots “, is shared by a majority of the planetary populace. We will stop hurting one another, when we stop projecting authority to places and people other than SELF. love and light……..J

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