MUST YOU LOSE YOUR JOB
IF OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED?

Mr. David Siegel has made a billion dollars. You may remember him as the man who came to national attention this year when he announced he wanted to build the biggest house in America—a 90,000-square-foot home inspired by Versailles. Follow this link if you think I just made that up.

Now he will be remembered also as the man who sought to persuade his employees to vote against Barack Obama by telling them that some of them would have to be let go if the President is re-elected and raises taxes on the super-rich, as Mr. Obama has said he wants to do to return the U.S. economy to a sound footing.

Mr. Siegel is the founder/owner of a company that leases high-end time-share homes to persons looking to vacation in luxurious surroundings. His company, Westgate Resorts, is based on Florida and is one of the largest, if not the largest, firms of its kind in the world.

A few days ago Mr. Siegel, who employs something like 7,000 people, sent a memo to those who work for them, saying that “If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company. Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back.”

Mr. Siegel presumably feels that an increase in the amount of taxes he pays will affect his overall wealth and his company’s health in such a way that he will have to fire people to maintain things at their present level.

This is a fascinating point of view for a man who was worth, a few years ago, a billion dollars. Perhaps he might choose to not seek to complete the building of the Biggest House in America (did you follow the link and look at the picture of what he wants to create?) and take some of that money and make it available to his employees, so that he doesn’t have to fire them because he is paying more taxes.

Mr. Siegel, in his memo, asked his employees how they would like it if they had to pay 50% of what they earned in taxes. Wouldn’t that be a disincentive? Wouldn’t that take the wind out of their sails, and the oomph out of their desire to work as hard as they are now?

Well, it might if their annual income was $50,000 or $75,000 or $100,000. It might even if their income was $200,000. But would it if their annual income was 50 or 75 or 100 million? I mean, how much is enough? If you were earning $50,000,000 a year and you thought that using half of it to help those who are less fortunate, by funding through your taxes government programs designed for that purpose, was being asked of you, would you say, “No! I have to earn as much of that $50-million as I can! You don’t understand! I’ve got a 90,000-square foot house to finish building!”

Indeed, the central question before humanity at this point in our history is: How much is enough? Before I start giving back…yes, even if I have to give back half…how much do I need to make just to keep for myself? Five Million? Ten? Fifty? A hundred million?

Now you might argue, “But I shouldn’t have to give any of it back. It’s mine. I earned it, with the sweat of my own brow. And I did it all by myself. Nobody else helped me. None of my employees helped me.  None of my customers helped me. I got no help or incentives or tax write-offs in any form from my government. I did it all alone, all by myself. This country was built on freedom. I should not have to give half of it back to the government to help the Have-Not’s. They can go out and make their own hundred million, just like I did!”

You might argue that. In fact, that is essentially what Mr. Siegel was arguing when he sent his memo to his employees a few days ago. In that memo, he gave a name to those who his tax dollars would be helping. He called them: “the unproductive.”  (Check the last paragraph of his memo.)

Here is the full text of that memo, as posted at Gawker.com. Give it a read, then leave any comment you may have below.

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Subject: Message from David Siegel
Date:Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:58:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: [David Siegel]
To: [All employees]

To All My Valued Employees,

As most of you know our company, Westgate Resorts, has continued to succeed in spite of a very dismal economy. There is no question that the economy has changed for the worse and we have not seen any improvement over the past four years. In spite of all of the challenges we have faced, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration. Of course, as your employer, I can’t tell you whom to vote for, and I certainly wouldn’t interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose. In fact, I encourage you to vote for whomever you think will serve your interests the best.

However, let me share a few facts that might help you decide what is in your best interest.The current administration and members of the press have perpetuated an environment that casts employers against employees. They want you to believe that we live in a class system where the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. They label us the “1%” and imply that we are somehow immune to the challenges that face our country. This could not be further from the truth. Sure, you may have heard about the big home that I’m building. I’m sure many people think that I live a privileged life. However, what you don’t see or hear is the true story behind any success that I have achieved.

I started this company over 42 years ago. At that time, I lived in a very modest home. I converted my garage into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you. We didn’t eat in fancy restaurants or take expensive vacations because every dollar I made went back into this company. I drove an old used car, and often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business — hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. Meanwhile, many of my friends got regular jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a nice income, and they spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into this business —-with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford to buy whatever I wanted. Even to this day, every dime I earn goes back into this company. Over the past four years I have had to stop building my dream house, cut back on all of my expenses, and take my kids out of private schools simply to keep this company strong and to keep you employed.

Just think about this – most of you arrive at work in the morning and leave that afternoon and the rest of your time is yours to do as you please. But not me- there is no “off” button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have that freedom. I eat, live, and breathe this company every minute of the day, every day of the week. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. I know many of you work hard and do a great job, but I’m the one who has to sign every check, pay every expense, and make sure that this company continues to succeed. Unfortunately, what most people see is the nice house and the lavish lifestyle. What the press certainly does not want you to see, is the true story of the hard work and sacrifices I’ve made.

Now, the economy is falling apart and people like me who made all the right decisions and invested in themselves are being forced to bail out all the people who didn’t. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed 42 years of my life for. Yes, business ownership has its benefits, but the price I’ve paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the costs of running a business have gotten out of control, and let me tell you why: We are being taxed to death and the government thinks we don’t pay enough. We pay state taxes, federal taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, workers compensation taxes and unemployment taxes. I even have to hire an entire department to manage all these taxes. The question I have is this: Who is really stimulating the economy? Is it the Government that wants to take money from those who have earned it and give it to those who have not, or is it people like me who built a company out of his garage and directly employs over 7000 people and hosts over 3 million people per year with a great vacation?

Obviously, our present government believes that taking my money is the right economic stimulus for this country. The fact is, if I deducted 50% of your paycheck you’d quit and you wouldn’t work here. I mean, why should you? Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, that’s what happens to me.

Here is what most people don’t understand and the press and our Government has chosen to ignore – to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Instead of raising my taxes and depositing that money into the Washington black-hole, let me spend it on growing the company, hire more employees, and generate substantial economic growth. My employees will enjoy the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But that is not what our current Government wants you to believe. They want you to believe that it somehow makes sense to take more from those who create wealth and give it to those who do not, and somehow our economy will improve. They don’t want you to know that the “1%”, as they like to label us, pay more than 31% of all the taxes in this country. Thomas Jefferson, the author of our great Constitution, once said, “democracy” will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate business, not kill it. However, the power brokers in Washington believe redistributing wealth is the essential driver of the American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change they want.

So where am I going with all this? It’s quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company. Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.

So, when you make your decision to vote, ask yourself, which candidate understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn’t? Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of protecting and saving your job. While the media wants to tell you to believe the “1 percenters” are bad, I’m telling you they are not. They create most of the jobs. If you lose your job, it won’t be at the hands of the “1%”; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country.

You see, I can no longer support a system that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, so will your opportunities. If that happens, you can find me in the Caribbean sitting on the beach, under a palm tree, retired, and with no employees to worry about.

Signed, your boss,

David Siegel

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I can totally understand how Mr. Siegel’s “motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed” if his only motivation has to do with his income. But what if his motivation has to do with making the lives of others better? What if that was, in fact, his prime motivation…not merely a secondary outcome? And that, my dears, is the difference between a person who is motivated by humanity’s Old Cultural Story and a person who is motivated by our New Cultural Story.

A person whose prime motivation is generated by The New Spirituality could probably find a way to keep his plant or his office open, and everyone there fully employed, and somehow get by on half of his multi-million-dollar-a-year income.

You think?

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  • Doug Cooper

    I most assuredly DO think, and I agree wholeheartedly! Greed is literally destroying this country…

  • Catherine Cohen

    Westgate is already doing poorly, already looking to restructure, already being “raped” of their profits which should be re-invested. Instead they are being taken by Mr. Seigel. I know as one of my mentors had Westgate as a client and they are in the toilet fast.

    So now this idiot thinks “Oh yes, I can blame my years of bad management on President Obama.” How disgusting!

  • Blanca

    The whole story makes absolutely no sense because of the following:

    1. Mr. Siegel can always shut his business office down in the US and move to a different country where he pays less taxes. If he does this he will still need to hire employees and pay them, though. So the whole “I want mine to be no one else’s” train of thought is completely derailed here and anywhere.

    2. No matter how he plays out the story claiming he and his company will be the victims of a bad tax strategy, the message threatening employees with the loss of their jobs makes him the victimizer and not the sufferer.

    3. The invitation he extends to his employees to resent the government in the country they live in is far more demotivating than the whole “50% of your earnings” story.

    4. And what is worst, he makes a living out of inviting people to come get a rest from their lives in the same country he wishes to give no money to.

    So what I see here is a story based on contradictions in Mr. Siegel’s mind, on wanting ALL for me and having no idea how much of “ALL” is really needed.

    Then implying that 45 milion a year is not nearly enough and looking for validation of that from someone who makes maybe 100 000 a year? That is senseless. Has no logic.

  • Joanne

    What an arrogant, narcissistic, totally out of line memo to send to your employees. His opinions, issues and ideas, (however skewered) doesn’t belong in the workplace. He has no right to address politics with his employees, that why it’s called a “workplace” and not a polling station~…As for him not having an “off Button”he shouldn’t, since he is earning the most money, and after all, it’s his company~….what a sad, sad, greedy man~

  • Carol Skelton

    30years ago CEO’s made 100 times more than the average employee, compared to to other countries where they made 10 times more. Now they make 475 times more. That’s why they can’t pay for pensions and benefits. It’s immoral! And what is really sad is how so many middle class people blame the poor for not doing their fair share and think its great that guys like Mitt Romney made a lot money by closing down their companies and shipping their jobs to China.

  • Johnalee

    Great thinking, Neale. I also find it interesting that while we live in an “information age,” it seems a great number of people would rather live uninformed– swallowing the propaganda trafficked in the media and other hyperbole rather than investigating the facts.

  • unity1

    wait a second – lets just stop for a min – on the one hand the guy has a point – but not for the reasons he is making – its a typical divide and conquer MO – to blame the people or each other – the US government isn’t doing well because its spending trillion$ on illegal invasions you call wars – lets get real here – the US economy is in a bad shape because of bankers gambling on debt and making a trillion dollar killing via bail outs – so how is taxing the rich – going to help the poor ? thats the first thing stop an think

    sure there is greed and lots and lots of narcissism – its vomiting every – the only way psychopaths can do what is being done to the world and her people is if narcaissim is rampant – and in the US it totally is – and its spreading like a dark black plague ….

    whats the point of this article – to reveal greed, obscene wealth – what ?

  • Nancy

    The Forbes billionaires’ networth rose 14%…in one year. Why have they not created more jobs..they’ve had over a decade to prove their trickle down economics…I guess they need just 4 more and less taxes to really make it.
    I am so glad that you are speaking out. It give me hope that we can make this world a more fair and equitible place.
    I feel sorry for people like Mr. Siegel. He is blind and has a disdain for anyone unlike himself.
    Again…thank you!!

  • Jonny B

    I think we have to be very careful here. Any judgement we make toward this man, without walking in his shoes first, is unwarranted. Greed is not evil, or bad, or wrong.. it just ‘doesn’t work’ as well as love, and charity, and generosity, and gratitude. For all you know, he gives 30M a year to the homeless and never speaks a word of it.

    In addition, a government who seeks to grow larger than it is, to provide a disincentive to commerce, and an incentive for 1/2 of those it governs to be dependent on it.. doesn’t work either. Our leaders could lead silently, quietly, and out of love. Love to help each of us to be ‘independent’ of the need to rely on those in power. Read the Tao on this subject. It’s a beautiful commentary on how our leaders (we) could be.

    There is nothing wrong with wanting to live in unabashed luxury. There is plenty to be said about judging as bad/sick/wrong/evil those who do? God doesn’t really care. We (all of us, together) created this environment where commerce and wealth is created at the expense of the good of the whole. I believe that is shifting, and returning to a way of Love. But we cant change it with hate. We must love those we disagree with, as extensions of ourselves…

    And before you beat on me.. you should know.. I’ve paid over a million $ in taxes in my few years here… and currently, I’m selling everything I own, reducing my lifestyle, and spending my days doing what I LOVE, instead of what I must to make myself feel better as a man. One soul at a time………….

    God bless you. The change is coming.

  • Bertram Daniel

    Sadly greed can take hold of people and they forget their journey to wealth. You could guarantee that he had help and assistance along the way to be where he is today.
    How much money does one person need to live? I cannot understand how anyone could spend money on building a monument to their egos when there are people starving in this world

  • Laura Pringle

    I’m a peon spawned from peons, with a long line of peons in my ancestry. I consider having hot running water a luxury. I live on $400 a week and feel blessed to even have a job at all. Every time I let the water run unnecessarily, I feel guilty because I know that something, somewhere on this beautiful sphere of life , has to die to provide us with clean drinking water. Just can’t conceive of the desires and needs of these super-wealthy people, and how any semi-educated citizen could wantonly consume the resources they do and still feel good about themselves.

  • Glen Runowski

    The man obviously doesn’t give a damn about anyone but himself. Who does he remind me of? Oh yeah. Mitt Romney.

  • mewabe

    Thank you Neale for this story!!

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    Data from the IRS for the 400 ultra rich who earned on average $202 million in 2009:
    Six of the 400 paid no federal income tax.

    The I.R.S. has never before disclosed that last fact.

    We can finally see how these richest of the rich operate. And these are the people closest to Romney’s, or “the closest proxy.”

    How do they pay low or zero taxes? Besides those six:
    27 paid from zero to 10 percent of their adjusted gross incomes and another 89 paid between 10 and 15 percent…

    The startling truth is that 1/4 of these people who earned on average $200+million per year paid under 15% in federal taxes. And Romney would keep it that way for them.

    Tax rates under Obama have been lower than those under Presidents Reagan, Clinton and Bush.

    —————————————————————————————-

    The ultra rich in America is attempting to recreate aristocratic, imperial, royal lifestyles…What’s with that? Haven’t they learnt the lesson of history, haven’t they heard that something called a revolution usually erupts when populations are pushed too far?

    Mr. Seigel’s letter to his employees is totally inappropriate and crosses the line into bullying and intimidation. He belongs to the Victorian era.

  • mewabe

    Warren Buffet said, in an interview, that his tax rate was lower than that of his secretary. He did not think it was a good idea…

    Under Eisenhower, a Republican, the top tax rate was 90%. Yet the economy was booming…of course there were no free trade agreements so they did not outsource and did not move manufacturing plants or other businesses to China or Mexico in the 50’s.

    Yes, there should be a limit to how much a person should earn before these earnings are redistributed into society…beside the fact that endless greed is actually a sign of mental imbalance, of mental illness.

  • William Yeoh

    Hi Neale,

    Love your work in the CWG series. This article comes to me as shocking coming from you.

    How wealthy are you Neale? Your recent newsletter saying your doing an intensive worksop that cost without accomadation will be i believe is $2000++ per person. Now I believe you have a huge followers and would love to listen from you and benefit from you directly and ask question. So talking about benefitting human kind, why not charge it at $800 so more people can go? Why not choose a lesser expensive place so more people can afford? All your coaching is around that price range, if your really want to help more people shouldn’t you price it at the lower range around $500 to $1000 so more people could more benefit a one on one coaching from you?

    What this got to do with David? Everything.You at one hand crying foul over a person who does what he wants for a reality he create and yet on the other hand your doing essientially the same thing at a smaller scale. Your a multi millionaire right? How much of it goes to contribute to the less fortunate? And how “modest” is your lifestyle? And base on your CWG series, nobody is wrong given their current view of the world, so why are you judging him? Plus in CWG series, everybody can create their own reality, so the better question to ask is not how much is enough(i believe is a limiting belief) but to teach people how to fish rather giving the fish.

    About the tax issue can be both argue both ways, David just doesn’t agree raising taxes will benefit the country, so what wrong with that? Does the present administrator really giving the money to the Have not? If so, the next question is How much is enough? You want to give him a job or just free handout? But if the present adminstrator does poorly with the money issue, then why should David give more money? That what he trying to communicate albeit poorly.

    So how much is enough is indeed the question for a person. To Neale and everyone else, can you live without the fancy car, or house over the lake and vacation? If all who agree David should contribute more back, the lesser of us who “earn” so much less than he should not contribute just because we earn less than $1billon? interesting conversation going on here 🙂

  • Marko

    I believe it was in the movie “I am” where it was said that in primitive cultures when you had a desire for so much more than you really needed or could use they had a word for that & they called it “mental illness.”

    Magically,
    -Marko

  • Din

    What I don’t understand is how he kept calling everyone other then he and his rich business owners as ‘unproductive’ What a bs, nonfactual, a-hole generalization. So anyone who needs any hep from taxes is unproductive? Well, that would mean all the rich people too who get business tax incentives in other ways. And then ho goes on about his employees who go home at 5 and on weekends and who don’t work like him. Another bs, non-factual, a-hole generalization. What about all his employees who go home and work on their homes, their families, raising kids, tending to the sick, even working second jobs to make ends meet and / or even going home to spend their evenings and weekends working towards their dream job like he did?!

    What a sad ****k. Yeah yeah, he’s a sad ****k because his actions are based on his Old Cultural Story beliefs. Well ***k him – he’s threatening to make his employees suffer.

    I’m not going to send him my New Age love. He’s a ****k, and I’m angry, because real people are going to suffer.

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  • Patricia Sanders

    I like the comment by Bertram Daniel as that resonates with my spirituality. I do think love what if it was me needs to be thought of by this guy, not the way he is doing it, but if he can remember before he was rich and just do what love would do. I agree having lots of money is not bad or greedy. I think though if one has alot do try to have a heart, empathy and compassion for the suffering, the hungry, the homeless. Always I try to remember that there but for the grace of God go I. Karma to me takes care of things. I hope we do find a balance in the heart of humanity whether rich or poor.

  • Michael L

    Best comment was from Johnny B.

    Thank you for being so God like.

    The rest react with labels and judgements that I believe God doesn’t have.

    This small millionaire is a product of what we have created folks, so stop hating!!!! Love him!!

    Book 2, I believe says that satisfaction with wealth comes at 21 million.

    Got to love what shows up …You created!!!!!

  • MissGringa

    The greed always is the product of an inner emptyness (Erich Fromm)

  • mewabe

    I think I am going to send this guy a dollar or two, obviously he is really suffering, poor old chap he looks like he is in bad shape, probably heart trouble, prostate problems, ulcers, can’t ever get a brake from work, has no satisfaction in his life and nothing but work work work. What a sad story…

    And his wife has to cut back and can only afford a new mink coat every 6 months…my heart breaks.

    Should we start raising money to help him finish his tacky castle?

  • Herve

    Is it not odd that we have acquiesced to a system of qualifying to feed, shelter, clothe, entertain and educate ourselves when being born is the only qualification necessary? Being drawn into discussions about money seems a distraction from focussing on what it is that really matters; experiencing the life you have imagined. Taxes, interest and the like are and have always been a system of funnelling your efforts/energy to the few that write and enact the rule of law which is nothing more than controlling/enslaving a population. I say: let them have all the money since it is only a tool of enslavement. Let them that need laws be enslaved by them. We, who are the majority, do not need laws to follow for it is our nature to cooperate with all of creation so that we can all partake in its abundance. We can go forward with only our willingness to share in everything that has been given and increasingly do so as we exponentially make the best use of all technologies, not for profit, but for the sake and betterment of all involved. We have and always have had the ability to share the abundance that we have all been blessed with. Is it not in this moment that we can reclaim our power and right to live as we have imagined as we have promised ourselves in agreeing to have this experience? We can change this reality to that of what we want instead of that of default. It is in living into the peace in our hearts that this takes place; not through laws of control in the guise of taxes and interest on an imagined qualifying system foreign to our nature. Waking up to the realization that fear induced laws is the terrorist keeping us indoors in the belief our heaven/Eden is a dangerous place. This place is a heavenly place and being in the peaceful state that we envision is the way to achieving it. No protests, no rebellion, no revolution; just an evolution to the state of our dreams actualized. As one voice this is achieved, as we really are all in this together. Blessings

  • Melissa Shawn

    “You see, I can no longer support a system that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive”

    You mean like your maid, your chauffeur, your nanny, your dog walker, your landscaper, your maintenance man, your personal trainer, and so on? All these unproductive folks who take care of the mundane details of your life so you can focus on getting rich, but who don’t deserve a decent life because they were so unproductive that they didn’t find a way to work the system and become a billionaire? Right. So glad the time has come for these dinosaurs to face their extinction. Not a day too soon.

  • Sinclair

    Indeed, the central question before humanity at this point in our history is: How much is enough? Before I start giving back…yes, even if I have to give back half…how much do I need to make just to keep for myself? Five Million? Ten? Fifty? A hundred million?

    Neale and most others here, not surprisingly, miss the entire point of Siegel’s memo.

    How much is enough for Mr. Siegel to bother keeping his business open? Is Mr. Siegel required to keep his nose to grindstone so that others remain employed?

    Siegel isn’t arguing that he shouldn’t pay any taxes; he is arguing that at some point it isn’t worth it to him.

    If he doesn’t want to, what’s your argument that he should?

  • mewabe

    There is one thing he should not do: threatening his employees regarding their voting decisions and the outcome of the election.

    This guy is acting like a bully. His are the tactics of a wannabe dictator. He needs to grow up, give up on his little wet dream of being crowned king in his new castle, and stop throwing tantrums about taxes.

    As they say if he can’t handle the heat, he should get out of the kitchen.

  • Ionic Breeze

    hmmm. . .wow. Mewabe, you gave me a grand laugh this morning with my morning coffee. Thanks for that 🙂

    How much do these guys really need to live a grand life? We hear they need quite a bit, so much that they don’t have to pay a thing for taxes ie. bailout at American middle class payoff, ie. $50,000 earnings for Romney, according to his taxes. Why is it the middle class has to bear the brunt of society’s high cost of living? I live in a very democratic state and the cost of living is waay waay up, so big that the big guys need to create a great amount of surplus by taxing us little guys out the yin yang. And, I do mean yin yang. Who could yin any yang without a dollar to do it with? My husband is a professor. He makes not terrible money, yet the taxes are so much here that the cost of everything sends savings out the window. Eggs are twice as much as they are where I grew up at least. Here is an example of hidden taxes. We pay 10 bucks a week just to throw out trash. Yes. That’s right. No glad bags for us. We pay ten dollars a week forbright colored trashbags that have a big city label. Ok. That’s forty a month x 12 at how millions in my state? Alright, what are we doing with this money? It’s not going to the roads. I’ll tell you that right now. It’s not going to big breaks for the middle class, who they claim to be for. No. No. No. We taxed on dinners out and movies. My God, that’s waay expensive. You don’t go without a coupon these days. It’s crazy out here. Waay waay up for the middle class and waay waay down for the upper crud. They are the upper crud, because they believe their crud is too grand for anyone to profit a dime off of, even though the middle crud are the ones supporting them in the high manner. Time to call the shots, guys. We need to ring out the band and sound off who needs less so more can live well, not just breathe and have a crumb, but live well. It’s fun to go to the movies. It’s fun to go on vacations. Why should only 2 or 3 percent of the population create more money off of us with less taxing for them and more for us so they can go on cruises and live highly while the rest of us live to rob peter to pay paul.

    Give me a break like the republicans get. How about a standard across the board for the entire country? Why so many variations? Why so many breaks for the rich and no breaks for the poor, even in states that claim democratic is the best policy and party? Give me a break like Romney gets and give all the others who get breaks on a regular basis more taxes and keep it all visible, so all can see where the money goes Hi

    Love to all,

    Ionic Breeze

  • scotty

    What a great story to help put life in perspective.

    I would ask Mr. Siegel, what is his goal with this company? What does “growth” mean to him and how far does he wish to go?

    Seems to me that his idea of “service” with his company is really to serve himself in the end.

    My sign at “Occupy Boston” read: Serve Humanity Not Money.

  • Olga

    Send a couple of dollars to this guy, maube it will make him happy

  • mewabe

    It is ironic that Obama’s opponents say we should stop subsidizing or financially supporting the “unproductive” (like those who have 3 minimum wage jobs and still can’t make ends meet because the cost of oil is driving the prices of everything else, such as food, heating, off the chart?)

    Yet under Bush they were all for subsidizing (bailing out) Wall Street, and without conditions or limits placed on this form of welfare. What does Wall Street produce? Absolutely nothing. Wall Street is a casino that creates a casino economy…with profits originating from artificially manipulating the value of commodities…and no jobs created.

    What have the banks done with this bailout money? They have not invested it in the economy (they have not extended more credit to business and consumers), instead they have acquired other banks, to become even more “too big to fail” than before!

    According to Nobel economist Stiglitz: “The US privatizes profits, socializes losses; is not capitalism, it’s fascism”.

    “Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power.”
    Benito Mussolini

    In other words fascism is the control of government by Big Business, by banks, by corporations that now have all the rights of a person without having any of the responsibilities thanks to a conservative Supreme bs Court and as endorsed by Romney and the Republicans.

    Let’s add this to the new dictatorial powers being claimed by the executive branch of government and the erosion of civil liberties (apparently a bi-partisan process)…such the power to imprison someone indefinitely without trial, having the power to kill American citizens without accountability, the DHS/TSA acquiring 450,000,000 of .40 caliber hollow point ammo (offering “optimum penetration for terminal performance”) and the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) having an open bid for a stockpile of rifle ammo (listed on the federal business opportunities network, they’re looking for up to 175 million rounds of .223 caliber ammo to be exact. The .223 is almost exactly the same round used by NATO forces, the 5.56 x 45mm.)

    Who is the DHS planning to shoot, pigeons?

    Not to mention the Total Surveillance Police State…phone calls, emails being monitored…and we start to get the ugly picture…that does look more and more like fascism.

    A paranoid government armed to the teeth with coercive laws and weaponry is a very dangerous government. How does a government become paranoid? When they loose touch with the population, no longer serving them but service special interest (the 1%) to the detriment of the people (the 99%).

    There is more at stake here than political debates and the mainstream corporate media will ever address.

  • mewabe

    Thanks Ionic Breeze, I hope you did not spill your coffee 🙂

    I think we should all donate all we have to the 1%…they want it all, let’s give it all to them…everything…down to our last shirt, pair of sock and favorite coffee cup. Perhaps they would get the message? Perhaps not.

  • mewabe

    Taken from the editorial section:

    “In addition, Mr. Ryan said he did not feel that the decision on legality of abortion should be up to “unelected judges” (read that, the Supreme Court), but should be left to legislators at the state level.”

    But…isn’t it interesting that when making decisions as to whether a corporation has all the rights of a person, “unelected judges” are cool with the Republicans? More than cool, they are real pals…

    So how did we all create this mess, since all of this abuse did not come from nowhere?

    Fear, insecurity, alienation, the daily spreading of fear in our lives by the corporate media and our willingness to absorb it, and our peculiar admiration for power, position, status and wealth. The two combined together created a 1% that despises us for our willingness to remain apathetic and submit to such abuse. We are the new peons, and we did it to ourselves, over several decades.

    How do we undo it?
    Perhaps by quietly re-creating society from under the status quo, outside of the dominant paradigm…at the local level, making government as it presently exists mostly irrelevant, until it can be reformed from the ground up, from a new working social model, a new paradigm (new cultural story) based on cooperation and sustainability, and on the unity and kinship of all life.

  • Silvia Maria

    Thank you, Neale, for your article.
    And thank you, Mr Siegel. You are giving every single person who reads this, wherever, whenver, the chance to think about oneself. How do I feel when I read this? In what way do I judge? What does this story tell me about my anger, my greed, my dreams, my life?
    This man does not force any of his employees to elect the Republican candidate. He suggests they think about it themselves. It is their choice to think differently. And their boss, thanks to free elections (not very country is that blessed), will never find out.

    What Neale does or doesn’t do or what Mr Siegel does or doesn’t do, this is their story. What I think about their stories is my story. And it is my story I must find a way to live with, not theirs.

  • Pat

    According to data I’ve seen, the gulf between haves and have-not’s here in the west has widened significantly over the last couple decades and people of all social categories, including the have’s, acknowledge this. Historically a large gulf between the two leads to revolution and violence. Will that be the case here?

    I think once you reach a certain level, it’s not about money, it’s about power and money simply gives you a mechanism to have more power. We have to also keep in mind that in some countries, like those in the west, even the have-not’s live better lives in many cases than the haves in centuries past, and our have-not’s live far better than many other have-not’s around the globe. (After all in the old days, poor people here were skinny and today they are fat!). This probably helps prevent violent revolution, since a rising tide has floated all boats, at least up until recently.

    When looking globally at populations existing on less than $1/day, Pacific and East Asia living conditions have improved considerably, while in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa conditions have worsened considerably, with more people living on less than $1/day. The Middle East and N. Africa remain mostly stable with very few people in the $1/day category. Europe & Central Asia, S. America & Caribbean have worsened a bit. It’s not really an issue in the US. Our poor would be greatly envied by those in Africa who are starving to death.

    So, since relatively few are starving in the western world, jealousy and envy would seem to be the result of the growing gap, but will it be enough to spark violence? Probably not. Here, it is all about power, not hunger. The billionaire in the article is using his money to leverage power over his employees. The wealthy will argue that they invest their money which is then loaned out to others in order to create jobs and opportunities that float all boats. The problem with the economy now is that they are sitting on that money instead of loaning it out. One side seems to be saying, leave us alone and we’ll start lending it again, while the other side is saying, since you aren’t lending it now, we’re going to take it away from you and distribute it ourselves – that approach concerns me as it does not raise the tide.

    To me the discussion is not about whether too much money is a problem but rather whether too much power is a problem. Open disclosure laws would help address this so we would at least know who it is that is buying our politicians. If rich people loaned out their money, I don’t think I would be so antagonistic towards them having a lot of it. I guess I’m still wrestling with this in my mind. Something inside me rebels at forcing people to give up their wealth over a certain level. I would rather figure out ways to entice them, like Bill and Melinda Gates, to use their wealth for the betterment of mankind than to take it away. If we take it away, who do we give it to? The poor here who really aren’t that poor by global standards? Investing rather than distributing makes more sense to me.

    On the other hand, the entire system may collapse and then we can all be poor together and join our brothers in impoverished countries living in involuntary simplicity.

  • mewabe

    Pat,

    Warren Buffet, one of the richest man in America and someone who consequently most probably knows what he is talking about regarding economic conditions, said that in the present economic system, the tide does not raise all boats, it only raise the yachts. His words!

    Given the fact that most new jobs created in the past two administrations were low pay, minimum wage, service industry jobs, and the fact that the cost of living has risen dramatically when it comes to food, gasoline, etc, how could anyone not see that as the rich gets richer, the poor keeps getting poorer? (not to mention people loosing their homes due to foreclosure because of upside down mortgages, that certainly did not raise any boat except the yachts, the banks’).

    Should the people of America be happy because the poor here does not have to eat boiled rats or maggots (not yet anyway) as they may have to do in some other place, and while the very rich are becoming so deluded they want to impersonate kings and queens?

  • ANGIE H

    so this is what i dont get about the so called 1% folks, they say they are “productive” because they have worked hard to make those millions/billions of dollars. The folks that are the other 99% (or 47% whichever way you want to look at it) of people he says are “unproductive” because we dont make the millions or billions of dollars like they do, we dont work hard every day of our lives and they are claiming that makes us unproductive moochers???? REALLY???? Tell that to my husband who fights for you to be able to make your millions and billions because he is in the military. Without our military we wouldnt be free to be all that we can be. Tell that to every teacher who works day in and day out with bursting class sizes and no funds to teach the kids with the proper supplies. Tell that to every american who respectfully earns a paycheck. Now can you really say we are unproductive??? What about every person who works in any business, without those “unproductive” workers billionaires and millionares wouldnt have the money they have. We have helped to build their companies because we do the work necessary to the job.
    Yet he feels that with these tax increases to him and his billions will force him to cut all his employees? He said if that happens he will fire everyone and retire, move to some tropical island and live off his billions that we helped create for him? Does anyone see whats wrong with this picture or is it just me? Not only that but is it me or is he in a sense trying to black mail his employees becuase he says I wont tell you who to vote for but if obama gets
    elected you’re fired. REALLY?

  • Pat

    Mewabe, I would agree that the current economic conditions are just raising the yachts. The key is to get back to when all boats were rising. I don’t think income redistribution is the answer though. Just taking money from Tom and giving it to Dick and Harry doesn’t fix anything in the long run. Remember the old song….”tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are no rich no more?” Make everyone poor? That’s no solution.

    What I think is killing the economy is the uncertainty. People with money are hanging on to it because they don’t know what to expect next. Bush started 2 wars and put them on a credit card as Biden pointed out in the debate last night. I’m not going to blame that on Obama, but on the other hand, I don’t think he’s doing the right thing to address it. We can’t just keep printing money and expect everything to get better. Take Stimulus programs. We fought tooth and nail over TARP. Then we fought it out for Obama’s Stimulus Plan. Now we have a new Stimulus Plan that was never debated, never brought up in Congress, never voted on – the Fed just started creating $40B per month with no end-date. That’s a half trillion per year Stimulus Plan with no limit or end date, and nobody has said a word about it! That blows my mind. If you have any money, whether it’s in your 401K or whether you’re Warren Buffet, it’s all being turned into Monopoly money! So what do you do? You hunker down and do nothing (or pray for Jesus to come down with his flaming sword and make it all right!).

    Neither party seems to have the answer, which is why I support Gary Johnson with the Libertarian party. I favor the Fair Tax system, and significantly reducing taxes on business so they will invest and expand instead of move overseas. The problem now is that nobody knows what to expect, what with a dysfunctional Congress, a broken two-party system, looming sequestration, and an apathetic and uneducated citizenry. What’s needed is leadership. We need a Madison or Monroe or Jefferson, and folks like that are in short supply today. None of those guys has been on a debate stage in the last week or so. I think it would really shake things up if third party candidates who meet a certain threshold (Johnson is on 48 ballots so far) were permitted to participate.

  • mewabe

    I agree Pat but unfortunately the present political circus (an inept 2 parties system not seen in any other free nation) will fight tooth and nail to prevent any competition…

    And no wonder…with a two party system, you are almost sure to have roughly half of the population fighting the other half. In other words you have perfect control of the divided populace, and corporate interests can edge their bets by buying their ways into both parties. Having to buy off other competing parties would mess things up, control might be lost for a while.

    I also agree with you about money meaning power. That’s why this drive for money is not really about greed, but about having power, and this extremely compulsive, obsessive drive for power strongly suggests some form of mental illness (like Napoleon, Hitler, Alexander the Great and other power hungry maniacs?)

    Has anyone seen The Corporation, a Canadian documentary? In it, it is stated that according to standard psychological assessments, if some corporations were indeed persons, they would be diagnosed as sociopaths.

    According to some other studies (I don’t have the specific information at my fingertips), a high percentage of those at the very top do have sociopathic tendencies.

    And it is no wonder, when we understand that merciless competition (business being equated to war) engenders a “survival of the most ruthless” social dynamic, whereby “winning is everything”.

  • Legato

    I’m shocked… but I think this is a great lesson for us Humans (and if you’re here, you’ve probably already read Conversation With God, so you must know what I’m going to talk about): it shows us that it is time to change our way of life, starting from the very core of it. We just cannot keep things as they are right now : we’re destroying our planet, we make wars for stupid reasons, and we let people like this man keeping all the ressources for them alone, while everyone else struggle just to have a decent life. Worse, some people think it’s “normal”! Are you happy about that? Personnaly, I’m not! When are we going to wake up and make things change for real? I don’t know about you all, but I cannot stand this situation any longer… we have to do something!

    (oh, and by the way, English is not my main language, so please forgive the possible mistakes!)

  • Lisa

    Stunning. Guess where I won’t be vacationing…

  • Michael L

    MUST YOU LOSE YOUR JOB IF OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED?

    Well there are a lot of fellow Americans not happy with their living right now.

    If the Mandated cuts are done people will lose their jobs. Those are the facts.

    Are you angry by that, this millionaire just gets you riled up.

    You can’t take it away from him. In fact he created it all with the energy you produced in this cultural and timeline, and he got people working.
    He has created more like minded folks in his business, it just keeps the cycle going.
    Short of blowing it all up and creating so much pain that California falling into the Pacific Ocean would dwarf in comparison. What do you really desire to do????????????

    By naming this as “bad” you hold that energy right where it is. Really!!

    Where is the loving compassion for the all of us.

  • mewabe

    Breaking:

    Shot fired at Obama campaign headquarters in Denver 12 Oct 2012. Denver police reported that people were working inside the Obama campaign office when the shot was fired.

    Wow!…Who is getting all riled up?

  • Bs

    Mr. Seigal is trying to build the largest house in the US to compensate for his very small penis.

  • Erin/IAm

    I Am looking forward to the creativity & ingenuity that is being borne of this mess:
    Humans being left with little more than their talent & scraps to work with can do amazing things…Walk thru any art gallery or museum, Earth, 2012.

    Look at the example set by the Native American culture…They are re-becoming amazing…Internationally, no less! Look at the examples of the many of the ghetto communities that took their stories to the music world & became amazing…and many return to their streets, raising them up in their process. Mother Theresa shared a love of life with sooo many who were lesser than less fortunate & look at how many people…around the world…provided her assistance in her efforts, as well as began programs on their own home grounds. How many of YOU did not have the epitome family, the perfect childhood, the great educational opportunity, yet YOU became amazing nonetheless?

    Just a few…a very verrry few examples!

    I have no doubt that taxing as a means of economic foundation will go the way of other dysfunctions. I have no doubt that the maturing Leaders of the next go-around will be much different than what the ‘norm’ has been thusfar. I have not doubt that ‘business as usual’ will be grandly adjusted. I have no doubt that Earth Mother will shake things up toward those forward moves. I have no doubt that Amazing is at a new beginning…and We ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

    Funny, how many claim their ‘faith’ to be their stronghold, yet when ‘tested’, even marginally, they falter. Get a grip, Kids! Hold on tight! Like I said, We ain’t seen nothin’…yet.

    Blessed be, Mr. Siegel…I wish you happiness, with whatever that means to you. Blessed be, to the employees of his business…I wish you faith & wisdom in your choices.

    Good Journey, All…It’s quite a strange trip, indeed!:)

  • Trisha

    If he truly understood we are all one, then he would know he isn’t giving money to those “other” losers who won’t work. It takes all of us having many parts of the whole to make the whole. Would we say the butt we sit on does less work than the fingers typing and so that butt shouldn’t get to eat?

    Employment is only one little teeny aspect of life. Those ‘others’ think are not “working” by their standards have no idea what is really going on.

    Like my sister keeps saying I need a “good” job. What would that mean? I have a roof, food and clothing, do I need more? My part is holding the space for others and doing my hidden good deeds. I trust the rest is taken care of for me so that I can continue shooting my love arrows. That is my true vocation.

  • Tracy

    Thank you for writing this column Neale; and, thank you to all those who commented. I believe we are questioning our present state of being in order to start consciously evolve our whole system. I appreciate the lively conversation. The current events and climate are encouraging us to open our eyes to the present unstate of affairs. Thank you David for helping me to see to my heart more clearly.

  • Ionic Breeze

    We create our reality with our thought. We create our reality with our thought. If we don’t look at what we think we thought the collective created with a thought, we can’t change the old thought and we can’t change the collective experience. We have to look at the thought the collective created in order to change the thought to a higher vibration. If the collective thought appears to be injustice for many, how do we help God create a more just filled society, a better reality for the collective, unless we look right at it, straight on, head on? We can’t change the collective vibration, unless we look at what the collective appears to be resonating at. How do we change something for the better, unless we look right at something as it appears to be in 3 d? How do we disappear a thing, unless we look at a thing to disappear? How do we give it a new thought, unless we look at it? How do we give a thing anything, unless at the thing? How do we switch a thought to a new thought, unless we look at the old thought? If we don’t look at the old thought, we can’t create a higher one?

    If we simply turn a head, burn a candle, lift a leg in a yogi stance, pray for a guy in a robe in a sky to come grace us by flying down from a big blue yonder, carrying us home to yonder, every time we perceive injustice occurring in the minds of many on the planet of 3 d earth, how are we being who we really are?

    Are we here as God and Goddess or not? Does God and Goddess disappear in a pipe to smoke some peace when the rough gets tough? Does God and Goddess simply say, “Oh, I might mess up my vibration if I stare at this too long. I might create more to have to disappear later, if I speak out against this injustice. . .hmmm. . .looks terrible. It looks bad, alright, but I’ve got to go, guys. I’ve got to smoke a little peace. Wow. It looks really bad for a lot of you down there. Whew! I’m glad it isn’t me. It might terrible alright for many, if I wasn’t sure you are me, but you know me, guys. I gave you me at zero. Use me, Gods. Use me. Be me. Be love. Be peace. I am love and peace. I am not here to be a love doctor. That’s what I sent you for. Just go on. Go on and get quiet. Smoke some on my peace pipe. Whatever you do, don’t look at it too long. Just let go. Just let go of it. Do whatever you’ve got to do. Just let go. Don’t speak about it. Really, don’t talk about it at all, or you might create more of it, then I’ll just have to disappear it later. Just don’t give me so much work, will ya? Go on, now. Take a toke.” Is that what God says to those who say, “Ouch, Life, that hurts. Stop. Please stop”? I don’t see God doing this. Do you?

    Many are in pain these days. Have you looked at the faces in the grocery stores. You know. You can see them. They linger in the aisles. The mothers scurry the kids through away from high priced cereals, the special treats. “No, honey. Not today. Not today. We need to get milk. We can’t have that. No. Not today.” That’s too much for life to gift the mass majority. We must focus on helping this man build his castle, his bigger box to call home. His castle just isn’t big enough. He needs a bigger one. Guess what, life? I need to shut up. I need to be really, really quiet, especially since I believe in peace and love and creating my reality with my thought. I need to be quiet. Shhh. You know. Like Jesus was when he spoke to the money changers. Didn’t you hear how soft he was? He spoke like this really, really quietly in a high, high manner. “Hi money changers. Shhh. I just need to speak to you a minute. Excuse me, please, come this way. Just come this way, please. Just be really quiet as you come, so no one else will see you. I’ll open the door for you. Just shhhhh be quiet. No. No one will ever notice you’re gone. Go. Just go. I’ll shut the door behind you. Thank you for that. Good bye. Goodbye, loves. Have a nice life, dear, dear money changers.” Hmmm. I don’t think Jesus spoke like that.

    I am here to speak for the mother who is working three jobs to fill her cart with the necessities, so that guy can build a bigger box to call home. She can’t be here, you know. She is so tired. She falls into bed at night. She doesn’t have time to think, much less write on a one love blog. So I am here to speak for her, and my mouth is big. It’s big for injustice, and it’s only going to open wider before the day is done. Hello, world. Wake up. Just wake up. Was Ghandi quiet in the face of British oppression? Was Jesus soft and demure with the money changers? Was Martin Luther silent in the night of racism? We don’t really believe God will come save us. Do we? We are God. We are Goddess. We are here to be that ourselves. We do know God is us, right? We do know we create our reality with how we perceive our reality progressing through life. If we just wait, the waiting might take forever.

    If we act as we are, we express the love we are everywhere we are for all brothers and sisters. Then what? Noone goes hungry, everyone has a box to call home. Have we even checked the statistics on home foreclosure. Hello, world. Wake up. We shouldn’t just go silently into that blue yonder. We should demand our money back for bailing out the fat pack rats. Why don’t we march to Washington? Why don’t we speak out like they used to do back in the 60s? You never saw a flower child go silently in the night. We marched. We spoke. We are that who speaks one love. Let’s go. Let’s organize. Let’s march on Washington. Why not? Why leave the dialoguing up to the big pigs? Why not we be us? Why not really be us, as God and Goddess here on a mission to help God and Goddess create a life, not merely a walk through time? Who are we, if we are not being who we really are? What does love sweet love do if it doesn’t speak out in the face of hardship for so many and say, “I’m here for you. I see you experiencing injustice in 3 d”?

    I don’t get it, guys. I don’t get the idea that says if I look too long at something the collective appears to create, which looks a lot like injustice for many, that I am in danger of creating more of it by merely looking at it, by merely speaking about it. I don’t buy the line that says I can’t look right at it and I can’t speak about it out loud, or I am in danger of making more of it to have to disappear later. We can’t change something to a higher vibration, a higher expression of love, unless we look at it. We can’t disappear a thing, unless we look at a thing. We have to look at what the collective reality looks like here now, in order to lift the collective reality.

    I also don’t buy the line that says faith precludes me from action. Ghandi didn’t sit. Jesus didn’t sit. Martin Luther didn’t sit. They were faithful. They sure as heck acted. Come to think of it, Neale doesn’t sit. Why did he put this article up? Just to say, “we better be quiet and turn a head?” Somehow I don’t think so. These messengers sure as heck speak out when they see injustice for so many. We probably wouldn’t even be talking about an African American president, if Martin Luther simply sat quietly in that jail cell. As it turns out, he wrote the famous letter in Birmingham and it changed history with a new thought that he could change history with a letter of love. We can speak out. We can march. We can alter the collective reality by changing the thought that we should go silently into the night and just be quiet. Shhh don’t talk about it. Let the guy have his box. Let it get a little bigger. What’s the big deal? Go ahead. Who cares? It’ll be gone when I’m dead anyway. Why bother? I could care less about a box. I live to move beyond a box, anyway. Let the box go. Give him his box. Ok. Just be quiet.

    We can’t just say, “Ok, God. My faith will get me through. I trust you, Love. Fix it. Fix it God. You do it.” I tried that one. I really did. I told God back in 2002 at the Harmonic Convergence, when God began writing suddenly automatically through my hand and pen, “Give me a miracle, God. I really need it to help someone I love.” God said to me as he scribbled lines across my notebook, just like he did with Neale, “Get up. Just get up. Miracles are for those who need miracles. Grace is for those who need grace. You are grace. You are my miracle. You are here on earth to lift all life. Lift all life as you lift me, love. You don’t need a miracle. You are the miracle. You are the miracle of my grace sent to bring my children home. Claim your birthright, love. Help bring my children home. Hi”

    So, I believe if we simply sit back and rest on the laurels of faith alone that we miss the golden opportunity to be who we really are. Who are we, if all we do, when we see so many go hungry in the world, is turn a head and meditate? Is that what love sweet love does when love sees injustice for so many? Are we being love sweet love if we see people go hungry so a few fat cats can have the pie for themselves, leaving not a crumb for the majority and simply turn a head trusting God to fix it? We can turn our heads, but is that what God does? Somehow I don’t picture that one. I don’t think God does that. Somehow I just can’t imagine God saying, “No. No. No. I can’t help you guys today. I’m busy. I’m meditating. You might mess up my vibration, loves. Now, go on. Go on. I can’t bear to mess my vibration. You know me. I’m at the high end. Please, leave me in peace. Let me in peace and love sweet love. You know me. I hang out only in love and peace. You want a toke of this? Here. Take a toke off my peace love pipe. Now, don’t you feel better? Hey, come on. Just come on. Get yourself peaceful. Then come back. Then we can talk real love sweet love in peace. I can’t talk love to you, not until you’re peaceful. Hey, what are you doing here anyway? You’re supposed to be hitting the high line, before you can talk to me. I’m the love line, remember? You’re nothing but a bag of fear. How did you get here anyway ? What are you doing here? You shouldn’t even be talking to me yet. Whew! That was close. Your vibration isn’t up to snuff. You’ve really got to work on that one. Go ahead. Take another toke. Then, you need to rise that vibration before you come knocking on my door again. Get out of here. Don’t come back till you sing a higher note. You’re not resonating with me just yet. Be me. Then come back. Be the love. Be the peace. Then, we’ll talk.” Hmmm What a joke. I know my door wasn’t peaceful, when I knocked on his love door, and I am so glad he answered. He answers every call for love and peace for a brother needing love and peace alright.

    We are God and Goddess here for a reason. We know God is not some guy in a robe in a cloud waiting for the right lightning bolt to flash upon us to gather us and carry us home. Why let the sky get as black as it can? Why not brighten it a little? Why not speak out against what we perceive as painful for many? I don’t say ahh just trust God. He’ll get us through the veil. I say we are God. Come follow us, God. We are God creating God. God, we are you. Be us, God. Get over here, God. Ramp it up a little, God. I know you do, when you see us speaking from a true heart, a heart that knows who we are—love sweet love. Be me, God. You be me, Love. I know I am us. Be us. Ramp it up, Love. Ramp it up. Grant us a ramp up. I know you pull all stops out, when we speak a true heart, a true heart that knows we are God and Goddess here to bring all life home with a better way. Come follow me. Follow Goddess home, God. That’s what I came here for to bring love and peace to all life. I Am Love. I Am peace. I Am Goddess. I’ll help carry love up, up, up to the big peaceful blue beyond, where all love treats all love equally peacefully in all life forevermore. I know God knows I trust God. That’s not even on the table. I know God knows I have faith in God. That’s not even on the table. That’s why God sent us here. To be God. To be him. To be her. We don’t need Goddess. We are Goddess. That’s what a Goddess says, when a Goddess sees injustice. Heck yea. I am here to speak. I am here to look, and the looking and the speaking is only going to be a lot louder before the day is done. Hi

    Love to all.
    Ionic Breeze

  • Ionic Breeze

    Yea, Mewabe 🙂 I got a laugh. Thanks for that splash. It was worth it.

    Love,

    Ionic Breeze

  • mewabe

    Thank you Ionic Breeze 🙂

    PLEASE NEALE AND EVERYONE READ THIS, the exact same threats from the Koch brothers to their employees:

    http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/koch-employees-vote-romney-or-bad-things-will-happen-maybe-your-job?akid=9533.1074547.v0HIIz&rd=1&src=newsletter727344&t=4

  • Michael L

    Hi Ionic Breeze,

    I thoroughly enjoyed your post on action.
    I agree that our conversation can encompass action.

    I would ask you, when each of us become high consciousness Beings that action would come instantly wouldn’t it?

    Which comes first the chicken (increased consciousness) or the egg(demonstration).

    Love

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