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Ought the United States, like North Korea, Have Forced Labor? . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 21 May 2019

Image: “Who doesn’t work doesn’t eat” … Uzbek, Tashkent, 1920 (Mardjani Foundation), author unknown, 1920, public domain.

Image: “Who doesn’t work doesn’t eat” … Uzbek, Tashkent, 1920 (Mardjani Foundation), author unknown, 1920, public domain.

  • HOW NORTH KOREA DEALS WITH INCURABLE POVERTY AND STARVATION
  • FORCED LABOR IN NORTH KOREA AS A BARTER SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COINED TAX SYSTEM
  • HOW THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYS FORCED LABOR IN OTHER GUISE
    • Community Service in Lieu of Prison Time
    • Prison ‘Work Release’ Programs
  • ADVANTAGES OF OFFERING FELONS RURAL AND WILDERNESS WORK CAMP OPPORTUNITIES
    • Work Camps as Work Ethic Education
    • On Offering Habitual Offenders ‘Rough and Tumble’ Jobs Far From Urban Centers
  • CONCLUSION

Dear Ones,

Here in the United States, we are faced with lack of funds to deal with big problems of homelessness, unemployment, underemployment, and poverty-line living. For some years now, these difficult problems have been before us, and felicitous solutions, to date, do not avail.

Why is it that we have not found viable, long-term solutions to these problems? I feel it is because we have not felt desperate enough, or perhaps innovative enough, to look outside the envelope, and see what other nations that have been facing similar problems have come up with in terms of solutions.

I took a look at the United States Central Intelligence Agency’s “World Factbook,” hoping to come up with some off-the-wall offerings, and came up with the example of the dire poverty faced by North Korea, and its institution of Forced Labor for public projects. Here is part of what I found out …

HOW NORTH KOREA DEALS WITH INCURABLE POVERTY AND STARVATION

As I see it, in North Korea, the problem is intractable, long-term, incurable poverty. I have for you this quotation from the “CIA World Factbook,” with regard to the grim facts of the North Korean economy …

“North Korea, one of the world’s most centrally directed and least open economies, faces chronic economic problems. Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment, shortages of spare parts, and poor maintenance. Large-scale military spending and development of its ballistic missile and nuclear program severely draws off resources needed for investment and civilian consumption. Industrial and power outputs have stagnated for years at a fraction of pre-1990 levels. Frequent weather-related crop failures aggravated chronic food shortages caused by on-going systemic problems, including a lack of arable land, collective farming practices, poor soil quality, insufficient fertilization, and persistent shortages of tractors and fuel.

“The mid 1990s through mid 2000s were marked by severe famine and widespread starvation. Significant food aid was provided by the international community through 2009. Since that time, food assistance has declined significantly. In the last few years, domestic corn and rice production has improved, although domestic production does not fully satisfy demand. A large portion of the population continues to suffer from prolonged malnutrition and poor living conditions. Since 2002, the government has allowed semi-private markets to begin selling a wider range of goods, allowing North Koreans to partially make up for diminished public distribution system rations. It also implemented changes in the management process of communal farms in an effort to boost agricultural output …” – from LInk: “CIA World Factbook,  North Korea” … https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain.

FORCED LABOR IN NORTH KOREA AS A BARTER SUBSTITUTE FOR THE COINED TAX SYSTEM

Rather than asking people, who have nothing, for taxes, instead North Korea is conscripting people into forced labor situations for nothing … for free … to help with government projects …

… North Korea is a source country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking; many North Korean workers recruited to work abroad under bilateral contracts with foreign governments, most often Russia and China, are subjected to forced labor and do not have a choice in the work the government assigns them, are not free to change jobs, and face government reprisals if they try to escape or complain to outsiders; tens of thousands of North Koreans, including children, held in prison camps are subjected to forced labor, including logging, mining, and farming; many North Korean women and girls, lured by promises of food, jobs, and freedom, have migrated to China illegally to escape poor social and economic conditions only to be forced into prostitution, domestic service, or agricultural work through forced marriages.” – from Link: “CIA World Factbook, North Korea,” in the section: Transnational Issues … Subheading: Trafficking in persons … https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/kn.html … public domain.

To some degree, the ‘forcing of labor’ in North Korea, I feel in some instances may be a substitute for the coined tax system … It is more like a ‘barter’ tax, you know? We might look at this practice and offhandedly think of it as a completely evil thing, whereas, in fact, it may be a necessary thing there, so as to keep the economy alive, in a situation where everyone faces starvation whenever (as is often the case) weather conditions are not good.

Image: “A farmer inspects his ruined crops in famine-plagued South Hwanghae province, where a man is said to have been executed recently after being reported for eating his two children,” Damir SagolJ, Reuters, http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1250764.1359505983!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/article-north-korea-hunger.jpg ..

HOW THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYS FORCED LABOR IN OTHER GUISE

I feel that we have various forms of forced labor here in the United States … forced labor that may be less injurious to human rights, but nevertheless forced labor. It is just that we cushion it with other terms … more aesthetic terms … according to our ideas of how things ought to be. Here are two kinds of ‘forced labor’ that we look favorably upon in the United States …

Community Service in Lieu of Prison Time

For instance, North Korea has forced labor part of the year … during which the people in the towns have to work for the government for free or for almost nothing … That has analogies to community service at, say, $40 a day, in lieu of prison time for Coloradans.

Link: “Alternatives in Imposition of Sentence in Colorado CRS 18-1.3-104,” by Colorado Legal Defense Group … https://www.shouselaw.com/colorado/CO_alternative_sentences.html ..

Prison ‘Work Release’ Programs

Then, I noticed in Mendocino County, California, there are various prison ‘work release’ programs … home detention, work release, and work furlough …

Link: Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office: Corrections,” http://www.mendocinosheriff.com/corrections/workrelease.html ..

ADVANTAGES OF OFFERING FELONS RURAL AND WILDERNESS WORK CAMP OPPORTUNITIES

Work Camps as Work Ethic Education

I recall that, in Russia and China, they think of forced labor as a way of educating people with regard to the work ethic … inculcating a notion of being productive members of society. And we might consider it like that too.

If we cannot house the felons in urban prisons, we could expand our programs to house them in work camps in rural or wilderness areas. These work camps might be viewed as offering education in the work ethic, and in that way, helping felons to qualify for good jobs after their release.

On Offering Habitual Offenders ‘Rough and Tumble’ Jobs Far From Urban Centers

In addition to providing work ethic education, work camp job experience would likely provide improved physical conditioning. This might help released felons find ‘rough and tumble’ jobs far from urban centers, occupations such as lumberjacking, or tramp steamer crew, for instance. Maybe, work in the mines, or in the deserts, or on oil rigs. There might be a segment of felons to whom rough and tumble jobs appeal; and this appeal might decrease recidivism.

There may be felons with many offenses, and whom we are unable to keep in prison. Yet if they are released, they might look for criminal work, and not wish to integrate into the general community. In some cases, they might fall into the category ‘antisocial personalities’. In such instances, it might be good if they found work away from the general population.

If California is unable to house multiple offenders, we might also consider offering those serving time the option to become a free person, or a semi-free person, in an occupation that is far from the general public … where the released prisoners cannot hurt the general public.

CONCLUSION

My thought as to whether forced labor might successfully be employed in the United States is this: Considering the American way of life, forced labor could never succeed here if it ruthlessly trammels human rights. I do feel, on the other hand, that the choice of modified versions of forced labor … as amongst the prison populations, or for released felons, or for the indigent … might be offered as an alternative, a free will choice, that might prove appealing, were its benefits to be properly laid out, and then offered by way of explanation to those undertaking it.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Light Quotient Delta . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 7 April 2019; published on 17 April 2019

Dear Ones,

After I made this video on Light Quotient Delta, I found myself at a place near a busy, noisy road, and my Light quotient dropped precipitously. Back to back with this, I found myself, in a group environment, in close proximity to a person with what seemed, from an astral stance, to be samskaras of physical rape. Almost right away, I had an experience of what has come to be termed ‘psychic rape’, and had to leave that place.

Because I found the experience uncomfortable, I suggest caution in placing ourselves, as Lightworkers, in environments where the Light quotient is very different from our own … although, as stated in the video, we can adjust to these environments if need be. Here is the video …

There is an edited Summary below the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have a message for Lightworkers today. It has to do with Light quotient and Light quotient delta; that is the difference between one person’s Light-bearing capacity and another person’s Light-bearing capacity.

As Lightworkers, because their central vertical power current is clearer and more capable of carrying heavy loads of Light energy than are other peoples, we often run into the problem of Light quotient delta between ourselves and whatever group of people we are in.

The difficulty with Light quotient delta is that it increases the noospheric chaos and the ionospheric chaos, and can lead to greater probability of chaotic events in our personal sphere of influence. And so it is good to avoid large Light quotient delta between ourselves and the groups of people in which we find ourselves.

My suggestion is this: Imagine that you are in the downtown area on a Friday night or Saturday night, in a poor area where there are lots of homeless people sitting on the streets. Say you are walking alone there. What would you do in that instance?

What you want to do is to fit in as well as possible with the people who are there, so as not to stand out too much, and not to create the possibility of chaos in your personal noosphere that evening, right?

So one thing to do is to dress down, to the level of the people that are there on the street. In the other thing to do would be, not to drive a fancy car over there, for instance, if you had a fancy car. And yet another thing to do, would be not to talk down to them or be mean to them, or display a lot of cash in a wallet, or anything of that nature.

You would want to fit in, right? And that is exactly what we Lightworkers need to do when we move from a high energy congregation or group of people, to another group of people that have mixed or lower Light quotient. We need to ratchet down our Light. That is a skill that we all can practice through affirmations.

We can affirm, with our Ascension Team, that we wish our Light to be similar in brightness to that of the group of people that we are around. We can explain that, so that we can continue our mission on Earth through not having danger to our physical form. And then our Team will help us match the Light of the area in which we find ourselves. Not to worry about this: As Lightworkers, we like a lot of Light, but we can add and subtract Light anytime we want, so as to fit in with the right circumstances where we are, on physical Earth.

So, just to let you all know: That is all we have to do. It is good to be aware of it, and to know that, if we are carrying a very great load of Light, say, during the next solar flare, or something like that, probably the best thing to do is to sit and meditate in a quiet place, without too many people around … unless those are also people who are Lightworkers.

All right, take care, in this turning from the solar minimum, back towards the solar maximum, in a time of great hope, and looking forward to the future.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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The Left Brain, Multidiming, and Timeline Jumping . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 17 April 2015; transcribed on 25 October 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Left Brain and the Timeline Trap
    • Right Brain: Multidimensionality and Timeline Jumping
    • Vengeance, Grudges, Lack of Forgiveness Create ‘Stucknesses’ That Prevent Multidimensionality and Timeline Jumping
    • Will the Controllers and the Illuminati Retain Power Over Our World?
    • Placemarker Timelines and Awareness Timelines

Dear Ones,

This is about the left brain and the right brain, multidimensionality and timeline jumping. The Old and New Testaments, free will, keeping wealth, alternate worlds, and our fractal selves.

There is a lightly edited Summary after the video ..

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

I am out here in Joshua Tree. I do not know if you can see anything.

Left Brain and the Timeline Trap

I had some thoughts today about the right brain and the left brain, multidimensionality, and multiple timelines. I think the big culprit … as far as getting stuck in Space and Time is concerned … might be the left brain.

And the reason for that is, that the left brain is very good at figuring out logical sequences, and cause and effect, and calculating time and space, and so forth. But when it performs those functions, it kind of locks the mind down, into a particular time-and-space framework, you know? … A cause-and-effect framework.

Right Brain: Multidimensionality and Timeline Jumping

I was trying, just now, switching to right brain activity instead; because it is a whole, different thing with the right brain. I mean, you have your intuition, your artistic ability, and it could be, synthetic ability too, do you not think? … The ability to look at life wholistically.

And I would think that there would be a good place to start with an understanding of multidimensionality and timeline jumping. So what I think is that, if I can pay more attention to my right brain, and developing that, then I will be happier, during this time … Because I will be in more of a position to benefit from all of the new Light, and so forth. I just feel it will be a more joyful life, you know?

Vengeance, Grudges, Lack of Forgiveness Create ‘Stucknesses’ That Prevent Multidimensionality and Timeline Jumping

So there is that. And too, I was thinking about old ways of looking at things. It is kind of like the Old Testament and the New Testament: How they used to think of the Law, in the Old Testament: ‘An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth’. And then, in the New Testament, the Gospel of Christ introduced the notion of Love: Loving God, and loving our fellow man. And of turning the other cheek, if we are injured by another person. And forgiving. And helping others; that kind of thing.

And I think that when people are ‘on the page’ of ‘an eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth’, and when they have frequent thoughts of getting even, or vengeance, or of not forgiving; of holding a grudge … those kinds of things … Those kinds of ‘stucknesses’ that happen in our hearts and in our thinking … They make it also very difficult to move on to a whole new way of choosing things … Which is basically what multidimensionality, and jumping timelines, are.

These skills … multidimensionality and timeline jumping … represent a radical, new understanding of our abilities as human beings … [pans to the viewer’s left, to a view of a box canyon] … Not to get ‘boxed in’ to a ‘boxed canyon’. And not to get boxed into our left brains. You know? And not to get boxed into a way of feeling and emoting that will not allow us to move on to the next thing.

So, in general, I think that the gospel of Christ … which has been spoken in different words by many great spiritual teachers throughout the world … is an excellent template for us, as we move into all of our new abilities, and get a chance to choose things.

Will the Controllers and the Illuminati Retain Power Over Our World?

Then, there have been some questions that I would like to address regarding Free Will, and the desire to keep what we have … Because many people in the world today do not quite have enough; and some people are privileged to have quite a lot.

And so, naturally, as this process unfolds, there is a concern: What will people do? How will they choose? What will they do, with regard to those that have a great deal?

So, I would just like to express my understanding, and my assurance from the Divine, that the concept of a Free Will Planet allows everyone to have free will. For those that wish to have a very great deal, there will be a timeline that is available for them, to husband their natural resources and their power for as long as they want to continue with that goal.

And for those that feel otherwise, and prefer to share their talent and their wealth and their hearts with everyone on Earth … Why, there will be a timeline for that as well … And everything in between. So, all of these timelines co-exist in the Now. And everyone’s free will is honored.

Now, you may be thinking: This is a radical, new concept! How could that be? How could that play out in a synchronous Universe? How could that happen? … And yet, the truth of the matter is that, here on Earth, at this very moment … and for all the ages before … these possibilities did exist. And are being played out. But yet, with our left brains, we have a hard time envisioning the true freedom that we have.

Placemarker Timelines and Awareness Timelines

As to how that could happen, my  feeling is, that each of us exists in many different timelines and alternate worlds … Exists in many different dimensions.

In the timelines, we will place our focus somewhere. This focus … this Awareness that we have … jumps us from one timeline to the next. It can happen in a split second, over and over and over again.

Or, we may decide to stay in one timeline. If we decide to do that, we may forget that we have those choices.

There in the space where our Awareness is not, exist many fractals of ourself … Many versions of ourself, on which we do not place our Awareness, but which act as ‘markers of the terrain’ for those that make different choices from us. For more on this, see my blog category:  Placemarker timelines

I am doing my best with a very difficult concept here. What I am trying to put forth is this ..

Say I have great resources on Earth right now, and I want to keep my resources. Or, I have great leadership responsibilities, and I would prefer to keep those. Then, all I have to do is to make that choice.

And for those who choose otherwise, their Awareness may move elsewhere, but their Souls will agree to allow that to stay here with us, that allows us to know that things are exactly the same as they ever were.

Yet for them, because of their Awareness shift, things are radically different: They exist in a different timeline, or in an alternate world. Do you understand? That is where their Awareness is.

  • So for those that want to see no change: I am pretty sure that it is possible.
  • For those that want to change pretty slowly: I am also pretty sure you can do exactly as you want.
  • For those that want to make a ‘beeline’ in the direction that Earth is heading, as far as Awareness is concerned: I believe that is also possible.

The choice is completely ours: it is up to each of us.  [Waves goodbye.]

[Short videoclip of yellow desert flowers and a big black lizard … Maybe it is a female chuckwalla.]

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

For more information see … LInk: “Compendium: Timelines and Multitemporality,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 2 February 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-byd ..

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Image: Cactus in Joshua Tree, by Alice B. Clagett, 17 April 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: Flower in Joshua Tree, by Alice B. Clagett, 17 April 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Flower in Joshua Tree, by Alice B. Clagett, 17 April 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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