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Community Health: The Misleading Nature of CDC Reports on the HIV / AIDS Crisis in America . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 4 November 2019

  • MISLEADING NATURE OF CDC HIV DATA
  • ‘INCIDENCE’ of HIV / AIDS
  • ‘PREVALENCE’ or ‘LIFETIME RISK’ of HIV / AIDS
    • How Family Wealth Planning for Future Generations Is Affected by HIV Prevalence
    • How May We Instill Hope in Our Families, Even Though They May Have HIV?
      • Careers Despite HIV
      • Continuing to Work Despite Blindness
  • RECENT CDC FIGURES ON HIV LIFETIME RISK
    • Table 1. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Risk Group, United States
      • Gender Inequality in Testing for HIV – AIDS
      • Lifetime Risk for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men
    • Table 2. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by State, United States
      • Great Disparity in Lifetime Risk, State by State
      • Possible Underreporting of Risk by States for Economic Reasons
      • Risk in Large Cities
    • Table 3. 10-Year Age-Conditional Risk (1 in n) of HIV Diagnosis Among HIV-Free Males and Females, Aged 20-50 Years, United States
      • Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Are at Greater Risk of New HIV Diagnosis
      • New HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Varies Greatly by Race / Ethnicity
      • New HIV Diagnosis Risk for People Who Inject Drugs is Much Less Than for Men Who Have Sex with Men
      • New HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Women Who Inject Drugs Is Twice as Great as for Young Men
      • Can We Extrapolate That HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Women is Twice as Great as That for Young Men?
      • Importance of Gender Equality in HIV / AIDS Testing of Young People

Dear Ones,

MISLEADING NATURE OF CDC HIV DATA

Over the years I have written quite a few blogs on the HIV / AIDS global pandemic. Chicken that I am, I feel I have failed to convey my feeling that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is releasing data about the pandemic that greatly misrepresent the difficulties that lie before us as a nation. Perhaps this misrepresentation is intentional; perhaps it is political in nature … and perhaps not. Who can say?

The crux of the matter is that the data the CDC typically presents to the public have to do with disease ‘incidence’ rather than disease ‘prevalence’ or ‘lifetime risk’.

‘INCIDENCE’ of HIV / AIDS

As I understand it, disease ‘incidence’ has to do with how many new cases will be diagnosed next year, or the following year. These data are important to medical doctors, so that they can have sufficient medications on hand for the coming year.

‘PREVALENCE’ or ‘LIFETIME RISK’ of HIV / AIDS

‘Prevalence’, or ‘lifetime risk’ offers data on the likelihood that we and our families will contract HIV / AIDS during our lifetime. These are the data that I feel are hard to find in the CDC documents. Yet these are the data that help us plan for our families’ future.

How Family Wealth Planning for Future Generations Is Affected by HIV Prevalence

For instance, if our children, according to ‘lifetime risk’ data, are likely to contract HIV / AIDS in their lifetime, then we might ask: At what age are they likely to contract the disease?

If they contract it in early childhood, from what I have read, it is apparently likely they will die from it at a young age.

If they contract the disease at about the age of puberty, from what I have read, it is likely they will be unable to bear offspring that live more than a few years.

If our children contract the disease while their children are young, then apparently the risk is high that their young children will contract the disease from their parents through suckling milk, or transmission of bodily fluids while the family has bouts of cold or flu, or through childhood play.

Whether or not our children will contract the disease before they bear children is, I feel, very important to each family’s planning for the future. If there are no grandchildren, then that will make a big difference in the wealth that must be set aside for future generations. In addition, health care costs and the economic impact of sick leave downtime for our infected children and grandchildren is a wealth planning consideration.

How May We Instill Hope in Our Families, Even Though They May Have HIV?

If the lifetime risk of contracting HIV / AIDS is high, either because of lifestyle choices, or because of race or ethnicity, or because of the city or state or region of the United States in which we live, then now would be the time to plan with our children and grandchildren for a future that may involve infection.

Our families need to have some hope to live for, even though they may be infected.

I will say that, in my opinion, the CDC does a great job of glossing over the downside, and providing the upside of life with HIV / AIDS. So families can go to their site to learn that life with HIV is no big deal in the United States, any more.

By that is meant, I feel, that for those who are able to tolerate the drug regimens that have been developed, the prospect of a long and productive life is good. And that is something that might offer hope to our children: They may find that they, or their friends, contract the disease.

Careers Despite HIV. Maybe they may not be able to have families of their own, but they can look forward to fulfilling careers, and maybe good health for quite a long time.

Continuing to Work Despite Blindness. I note that, as of 2001 10-20% of people worldwide who had AIDS were becoming blind in one or both eyes …

Link: “HIV / AIDS and Blindness,” by P. G. Kestelyn and E. T. Cunningham, Jr, Bull World Health Organ 2001, 79(3), 208-213 … https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2566369/ ..

Thus, as a nation, we must retool as many industries as possible so that our eyesight-impaired HIV-positive children can continue on with their careers even should they have low vision.
RECENT CDC FIGURES ON HIV LIFETIME RISK

Today I found a pretty good pdf file offered by the CDC, that presents lifetime risk and also age-conditional risk by race and ethnicity, gender, and state. The data are from 2009-2013 …

Link: “Lifetime Risk of a Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the United States,” by Kristen L. Hess, PhD, MPH, Xiaohong Hu, MS, Amy Lansky, PhD, MPH, Jonathan Mermin, MD, and H. Irene Hall, PhD, MPH, HHS Public Access Author Manuscript, Ann. Epidemiol. published in final edited form as: Ann Epidemiol. 2017 April ; 27(4): 238-243, doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.02.003 … https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5524204/ ..

By clicking on the above pdf link you can download the document to your computer.

Of special note are the three tables at the end of the document.

Table 1. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Risk Group, United States

Gender Inequality in Testing for HIV / AIDS. I note the total lifetime risk for men is 1 in 68 people, and for women 1 in 253 people. I believe this has to do with gender inequality in testing for HIV / AIDS. I feel the perception in the medical community is that MSM men are at risk for HIV / AIDS, and so, I feel, doctors are more likely to test men than women.

As I have mentioned priorly, it could be that bisexual men who are dating or married to women and raising families are also at risk, and that their wives and families are at risk and fail to test for HIV – AIDS because they are uninformed about their boyfriends’ or husbands’ exposure to risk.

I would like to see equal gender testing for HIV / AIDS, especially among couples with children where the boyfriend or husband tests positive for HIV. Then the medical community might, a few years from now, reassess the total lifetime risk for women.

Lifetime Risk for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. I note the lifetime risk of contracting HIV / AIDS is 1 in 2 men. The overall lifetime risk for men who have sex with men is 1 in 6 men. From this I feel that women who want to have families ought to ascertain, before becoming pregnant, whether the prospective fathers in fact prefer to have sex with men. I feel that societal expectations, especially amongst Christians, make it especially difficult for Christian men to disclose this bias to prospective wives.

Given this, I feel all women hoping to have children ask those men they want to be intimate with for HIV test results, keeping in mind that chastity for one month after the last sexual contact is necessary before tests such as Oraquick can provide relatively accurate results. The last I read in the fine print of the Oraquick package was that there was a 10 percent error in this type of saliva test.  HIV blood tests, while more expensive, are a good deal more accurate; they are the best the medical community can offer presently.

Table 2. Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis, by State, United States

From this table, I note a big range of risks, state by state, and in the District of Columbia.

Great Disparity in Lifetime Risk, State by State. For instance, the lifetime risk in Maryland is 1 in 56 people. But the risk in Montana is 1 in 674 people. The other states are in between these two extremes, with Georgia and Florida on the very risky side, and Idaho and North Dakota on the ‘unrisky’ side.

The first thought along these lines, for families who are concerned about HIV infection, might be (and I agree it seems logical) to relocate to a state that has less lifetime risk of infection.

Possible Underreporting of Risk by States for Economic Reasons. Amongst the states, I feel it likely that there may be HIV / AIDS ‘underreporting’, and that this may have to do with the tourist trade, or perceived need to attract new business to one’s home state. If this is true, I hope lifetime risk reporting will become more accurate in the next few years, as our states owe it to their residents to offer accurate figures, so that families can take steps for disease prevention and health care.

Risk in Large Cities. I note the lifetime risk of HIV / AIDS is 1 in 17 people in the District of Columbia, which is the heart of one of our large metropolitan areas. In past blogs, I have asked for a breakdown of lifetime risk for our large cities, as the very high risk in the District of Columbia may in fact indicate high risk in other large United States cities as well.

Table 3. 10-Year Age-Conditional Risk (1 in n) of HIV Diagnosis Among HIV-Free Males and Females, Aged 20-50 Years, United States

Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Are at Greater Risk of New HIV Diagnosis. From these data I see that overall, it is four times more likely that men who have sex with men, and who are 20 years of age will get a new diagnosis of HIV than will men who have sex with men, and who are 50 years of age.

New HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Varies Greatly by Race / Ethnicity. For black men who have sex with men, the risk of new diagnosis of HIV is 1 in 4 at age 20 and 1 in 26 at age 50. For Hispanic men who have sex with men, the figures are 1 in 13 at age 20, and 1 in 40 at age 50. For White men who have sex with men, the figures are 1 in 39 at age 20 and 1 in 79 at age 50.

New HIV Diagnosis Risk for People Who Inject Drugs is Much Less Than for Men Who Have Sex with Men. Also, I see that people who inject drugs and are 20 years of age are somewhat less likely to get a new diagnosis of HIV than people who are 50 years of age; and that the overall new diagnosis risk for people who inject drugs is, across the age spectrum, very much less than for men who have sex with men.

New HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Women Who Inject Drugs Is Twice as Great as for Young Men. Overall, for men who inject drugs the new diagnosis risk is 1 in 220 at age 20, and 1 in 167 at age 50. For women who inject drugs the new diagnosis risk is 1 in 108 at age 20 and 1 in 112 at age 50. That would mean that amongst people who inject drugs, women 20 years of age are about twice as likely to get a new HIV diagnosis as are men that age.

Can We Extrapolate That HIV Diagnosis Risk for Young Women is Twice as Great as That for Young Men? As both men and women who inject drugs know they are at risk, it seems to me fair to assume they are testing for HIV in a gender equal way. Thus the figures for new diagnosis risk for men and women who inject drugs might help provide an answer regarding the true new diagnosis risk for women who fail to test because they do not know their boyfriends or husbands are having sex with men.

We might go with the assumption that women who are dating or married to men who have sex with men have twice as much risk of new HIV diagnosis as the men. Amongst 20-year-old men having sex with men the new diagnosis risk is 1 in 15. Projecting from the drug injection risk, 20-year-old women who have sex with men who also have sex with men might be expected to have a new diagnosis risk of 1 in 8 (twice as risky as for the men).

I arrive at this estimate by creating a similar ratio, like this …

  • New diagnosis risk at 20 for men versus women who inject drugs = 1/220 for men versus 1 in 109 for women (about twice as risky for women)
  • Extrapolating new diagnosis risk at 20 for men versus women in relationships where the man has sex with men = 1 in 15 for men versus 1 in 8 (about twice as risky) for women

Importance of Gender Equality in HIV / AIDS Testing of Young People. The above estimate highlights how important gender equality in HIV / AIDS testing may be right now, as regards testing for young women.

From the above estimate we might also extrapolate the number of men who are not disclosing their bisexual lifestyle. If in fact it proves true that twice as many young women as young men, overall, are getting new HIV diagnoses, then it seems to me possible that as many as half of American men are engaging in sex with men as well as with their female sexual partners and wives.

What otherwise would account for young women having a higher incidence of new diagnoses than young men? I have read online that many young women have sex with two men by about age 20. If one of these two had HIV, and gave it to the young woman, then her new male partner would be at risk of infection as well. If this were to be so, then the risk for young women might be from young men who also have sex with men. And the risk for young men might be from having sex with either young men who have sex with men, or from having sex with young women who have done so. Do you not feel this to be true?

If so, then the feat that lies before the medical profession would be to find the most effective way of gathering information from young HIV positive men regarding their female sexual partners, and of persuading the men to allow their female sexual partners to test.

Blessings to all,

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars

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Nature Spirits: About the Lesser Dwarves . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed and published on 7 August 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • “What to Say When the Dwarves Start to Threaten Us,” channeled by Alice B. Clagett,
      Soundtrack and Words

Image: “Dwarf,” by User: Rotox, 7 August 2006, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dwarf.jpg … public domain

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Dear Ones,

I channeled a little from the Kingdom of the Dwarves this morning. I am pretty sure it is the Lesser Dwarves rather than the High Dwarves. There is also a little about elves in the video. An edited Summary follows the video.

WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE … FOR ADULT VIEWING ONLY. This video has foul language in it, due to the speech of the beings that were channeled.

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

I was speaking to the dwarves today; and I have some information for you about the race of dwarves on Earth. More than anything else, the dwarves want gold. And they pester humankind to get their gold from them.

The dwarves are responsible for the notion of capitalism, and the notion of one-upmanship. It is they who have sponsored the noospheric thread of energy that sounds to me like phrases using the quaint term ‘bu–e hole’.

Last year or so, the phrase was used in a very aggressive manner … what you would think of as hostile takeover, in business terms … intention to injure human beings … to take from them their health, their wealth, their homes, their pets, their family … anything that could be taken … if that could be turned into gold.

Then the elves stepped in. Now the elves apparently have an uneasy alliance with the dwarves. I talked with some elves about it yesterday … a small troupe that are living nearby … and asked them what was the state of agreement between the dwarves and the elves. And the elves said that they get along pretty well, unless the elves get angry about something. That was what they said. Elves are pretty easygoing; it would take a lot, I feel, to get them riled.

Apparently the elves have offered a mitigating energy with regard to this ‘bud– hole’ thing that has been going on, in the noosphere, in recent years. They have a sense of delight and mischief, and so the energy of that statement by the dwarves has changed to something much more playful, much more fun. That is a good thing for the noosphere. Now to get down to this morning’s channeling …

“What to Say When the Dwarves Start to Threaten Us”
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
7 August 2019

One thing to say, when the dwarves start to threaten us is this; you say it to the dwarves …

 

You can only have
What you have,
And no more.

Say it in a firm but unemotional voice.

You can only have
What you have,
And no more.

Like that. I tried that this morning, after trying many other things that did not work. And then I heard … far off, or maybe subterranean, deep down … a tally going on. They were trying to figure out how to increase in me a sense of insecurity in my basal chakra.

That ‘bud– hole’ thing that they were talking about is an attempt to weaken our basal chakra, which is responsible for abundance, and retaining wealth, and that kind of thing: Retaining our possessions, retaining our health, good luck in the world … like that.

it is their idea that they can snatch our luck and snatch our goods. And it is our idea that we want to keep our stuff, right? We are entitled to what we have. [laughs]

So anyway, when I made that statement this morning: You can only have what you have, and no more … stern but unemotional … it stopped them. And then I heard this tally of things that they use, like hooks, to engage our first chakra in a kind of an upset, or malware programs that they use. They latch onto these things. This was the tally …

  • They said: A sense of abandonment
  • I use their words now: A sense of ‘fu– up’ … as in: My life is a ‘fu– up’
  • The Jesus Christ syndrome … By that I feel they mean self-sacrifice outweighing concern for one’s own good
  • They said: She does not get her newspaper out in the morning, and ‘V-k-r’ is in charge of that … I guess that reading our newspaper in the morning increases our sense of lack of safety in the world.
  • Then they said: No heat wave … I think by that they mean that they might be able to manipulate sexual desire to their own ends.
  • And the very last thing on the list that I heard this morning was: No ‘motherf—-r’ concept … I hesitate to use these words. These are dwarf words; they are not personal words in my vocabulary. It is something on their list. And I guess that means something like one-upmanship or desire to injure other human beings.

So you know that, if you can clear your basal chakra of these types of issues, you are safe from the dwarves.

Ok, that is it for now. You all take care.

Love you lots.

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

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On Asking Our Martian Bacterial Colonists to Help Heal Disease . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 25 January 2018; published on 30 January 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Photo by Alice

Dear Ones,

This video suggests a new approach to healing disease in humankind. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

I have a suggestion for those of us who are faced with a disease … a disease process that we think we have, or we feel we have, or that has been diagnosed through the traditional medical institution.

As you may know, the Martian delegation that has colonized and lived in the human colon is very well versed in gene splicing. They carried these abilities that they have with them, from the stars, around 4 billion years ago … from Mars to Earth, and in all likelihood, to many other planetary systems.

In fact, we might imagine that there are representatives of Mars in other planets in our Solar System that seem to us to be uninhabitable, because the bacterial colonists are so very well versed in adapting themselves to incredibly diverse terrains, through gene splicing … genetic manipulation.

This is an art that human beings are just beginning to dabble in, but to them … to the Elder Race … has been known for billions of years … a timespan that we cannot even begin to conceive of.

So these beings, the Elder Race, that cohabit our ‘Space Station’ with us, can be asked, can be communicated with. Among many other languages, they speak English. But their culture is very, very different from ours. And therefore, the interspecies communication interface is both interesting and challenging.

Although with time, I think that, by attempting to communicate with them, you will be able to communicate with them.

And the thing to do, is to ask for a manipulation of your own genetic system … of your own DNA … that will overcome all the diseases of humankind, so that you can become one hundred percent healthy … disease free.

I am certain that they can do this; but they have not been asked to do it. In a way, they are members of our celestial Ascension team. Not that they are over us, but that we, together, enjoy the company of many team members that will help us. Those team members can help guide them as well as us. And it is they who have the skills to heal us, and to assist the Incoming Light in changing our DNA.

And the Light itself will do this. But I am suggesting that, in instances where a quick fix is very important; in instances where disease has been diagnosed, or felt to be true, in a person’s human form, then this might be a quicker measure, a quicker way, of achieving a balance in the human body, than waiting for the Light.

We can also ask the Light, though. And we can ask our Team Members.

So, a new tool to use, in the target of total health, total prosperity, and total abundance here on Planet Earth, and total peace everywhere!

Love you lots! Take care.

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

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Image: “Glass Brick 3: Incoming Light – Abstracts by Alice,” by Alice B. Clagett, 25 January 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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On Corporate Governance and the Bicameral Legislative Model . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed and published on 19 October 2015; transcribed on 27 January 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Early United States Decisions on Governance
    • Might the Bicameral Model Be Useful in the Ethical Governance of Corporations?
    • A ‘What If’ Regarding Alternative Energy
  • MORE INFORMATION
    • Bicameralism as a Compromise between Plutocracy and Rule by the Common Man
    • US History — Who Could Vote
    • Fracking

Dear Ones,

This video is about corporate ethics, and corporate responsibility to the global welfare. There is a description of the early decision to form the United States government with a Senate (representing plutocracy, or government by the wealthy) and the House of Representatives (representing ‘the common man’). The video is about how this model might be applied to corporate governance for the greater global good.

A ‘what if’ is also presented regarding putative corporate ownership of alternate energy patents, the contentious issue of fracking, and the common global good. There is a lightly edited Summary after the video.

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

I had some thoughts today about corporate ethics, and corporate responsibility to the global welfare, that I would like to share with you, just by way of one avenue of approach (of which there are many).

I was thinking about how much power the global corporations have right now, in the world; and how, quite frequently they see their responsibility to be to their shareholders, and to their Boards, and to their presidents, rather than to the global good.

So the issue that I see right now is that, in some contexts at least, the corporations are striving for the good of a small group of people, rather than for the good of the world; and in my opinion, the good of the world is very important as well.

Early United States Decisions on Governance

I thought back to the early history of the United States … about how they were figuring out about governance; how they would set up the governance of the United States. And back then … back in the old days … there was a somewhat parallel situation.

And that had to do with the great landholders of that era … of which George Washington, for instance, was one … as opposed to all the other people (actually, at that time, only all the other men in the original colonies) … and who would govern.

And so naturally, the people that had most of the land were the ones that wanted to take control of the government of the United States. But there was also popular opinion to consider. And so what finally got hammered out was the Senate and the House of Representatives … two different governing bodies.

The Senate originally was more oriented towards the landholders. And the House of Representatives was more oriented toward the common man. And so, in the governance of the United States, was hammered out an agreement that took into consideration both wealth and the free will of all the people (all the men, in that case) in the United States at that time.

Might the Bicameral Model Be Useful in the Ethical Governance of Corporations?

My question is whether this model could be used in the ethical governance of corporations. In this instance the ‘Senate’ would be the board of directors of a corporation, the president, and the shareholders.

And since these corporations are global, by proportionate gross domestic product, I think that the members of each nation would also be able to participate in the governance of corporations, in some fashion.

This is just an idea that I am throwing out there; this is a thought I have, of ways to help corporations come into a new understanding of their ethical responsibility with regard to the world.

A ‘What If’ Regarding Alternative Energy

And along those lines, I will just give you a ‘for instance’ … which I do not know to be true or note true … I will just give you a ‘what if’. What if the oil corporations, or the transport corporation … some sector of corporations … or maybe all the corporations in every economic sector, for all I know … had bought out all the patents on alternate energy that were totally viable. Suppose they had done that.

And suppose this issue that is so controversial in this State of Colorado … this issue of fracking, which is, according to some of the landholders, is ruining the well water of the ranches and farms and so forth … this issue of extracting the last dollar of profit out of oil, before oil is completely depleted from the globe, could be alleviated by simply setting forth the patents of alternate energy that are available, but ‘locked up’ by the corporations …

Could this be true, that they are doing that? If it were true, then they would be acting against the common interests globally.

This is just a ‘what if’. This is the kind of ‘what if’ that we might be looking at, in all the different sectors, and all the different corporations, to see how we could come to terms with the profit motive, as compared to the ethical motive of uplifting and sustaining humankind.

Well, that is all I have for you today. I wish you all … whether or not you are in business … the greatest opportunity for harmony and love and prosperity that is possible in the world today. Bye bye.

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

Postscript on More Democratic Global Alternatives

And then I am thinking … just paying attention to how, in the United States at first, it was men that had the right to vote … and later on, women had the right to vote … and so there was a loosening up, into a greater form of democracy in that way …

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) model, as a weighting factor for the voice of each nation in the corporate bicameral scheme, would weight corporate ethical considerations in favor of developed countries, which more likely also have the most corporate shareholders.

It could be that GDP model would be amended, later on, to national population, as a weighting factor for the voice of each nation in the corporate bicameral scheme … so that greater plebeian or democratic base for the global welfare aspect of corporate responsibility.

And so at that point … where the census of a nation came into play … it would place the responsibility less in the hands of people that have enough money to be shareholders, and more into the hands of the people that are in desperate need of housing and livelihood and clean water and so forth.

I believe that would greatly facilitate moving into world harmony.

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MORE INFORMATION

Bicameralism as a Compromise between Plutocracy and Rule by the Common Man

Link: “Bicameralism.” in Political Science. at Boundless … http://oer2go.org/mods/en-boundless/www.boundless.com/political-science/textbooks/boundless-political-science-textbook/congress-11/organization-of-congress-77/bicameralism-424-904/index.html ..

US History — Who Could Vote

Link: “Voting Rights in the United States,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_rights_in_the_United_States ..

Fracking

Link: “What Is Fracking And Why Is It Controversial?” 15 October 2018, in BBC News … https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-14432401 ..
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Metamorphosis . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 10 October 2015; published on 13 October 2015
Location: Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

Dear Ones,

This video is about the metamorphosis … the beautiful transformation that humankind is experiencing right now. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

It is 10 October 2015 today. I am sitting up here in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. All I can see are pine trees everywhere, and the beautiful needles of the pine trees on the ground. And they make soft, silent footing.

Image: “Pine Forest, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pine Forest, New Mexico,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

A light breeze is blowing. It is a beautiful, balmy fall day. Here we are in the midst of incredible clearing for humankind. Incredibly beautiful clearing is going on. And we humans are doing what we may to facilitate the process. I have to say I am very impressed with humankind.

It is a time of mental chaos and mental turmoil and confusion. Imagine being a millet seed! I saw some millet on the way over here. There was a place where they were growing millet. And I did not even know what it was, till I got out of the car and took a picture of it … off in, was it Oklahoma or Kansas? … millet growing …

Image: “Millet in the Midwestern United States 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Millet in the Midwestern United States 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Millet in the Midwestern United States 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Millet in the Midwestern United States 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

The thing about millet is: You plant one seed, and when millet is a mature plant, there are all these seeds on one millet plant! And so millet is an example of fertility and fecundity, and feeding all of Earth; the prosperity of all the hearts on Earth … the happy growing, and the happy evolution of humankind.

Anyway, I was going through fields and fields of millet seeds. And it feels to me like now like a millet seed would feel, if a farmer planted it in the field. And then the rains came, or else the irrigation system … whatever it takes.

The water came, and softened the shell of the millet seed. And then grace told the millet seed that it was time to sprout and grow, yes? Imagine the turmoil there … the changes taking place inside of that seed, biochemically. Immense changes, as the seed starts to sprout, and bursts out of the hard shell, that has been softened by the rain … yes? … and begins, for the first time, to burst through the shell of soil above it, and begins to feel the sunlight, and begins to photosynthesize.

Wow! That is just like humankind right now. We are going through immense changes internally. Everything looks the same; but we are going through metamorphosis. And it is like a butterfly … It is like when a caterpillar becomes encased in the pupal shell. And then all these changes take place inside, and everything gets mixed up. The whole structure of the caterpillar’s body gets changed.

Image: “Monarch Life Cycle – 12 of 20”: Monarch butterfly pupa, by Steve Mosdell, Flikr … https://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813664836 … CC BY 2.0

Image: “Monarch Life Cycle – 12 of 20”: Monarch butterfly pupa, by Steve Mosdell, Flikr … https://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813664836 … CC BY 2.0

They call that … I do not much like the term, but they call that ‘pupal soup’. It is just like us right now, because humankind is about to burst forth into the sunlight, and is about to change from something that crawls on Earth, to something with beautiful wings, that can fly.

These are the times! And we do what we do: We say Yes! I am willing to sprout. I am willing to burst through the soil. I am willing to feel the Sun upon my green leaves. I am willing to grow into a great millet plant with many seeds, that can help the whole world with wisdom and Light and grace.

And we are saying: Yes! I am that caterpillar. I am willing to experience the pupal soup, so that I may become something that is far grander, and far more beautiful. So that I can remember the greatness that I am.

And we humans, we are assenting. But what is actually making the change, I feel, is the Divine grace … the grace of God that lights our path and carries us forward, through the chaos, through the turmoil, through the sprouting of the seed, through the confusion of the pupal changes, and into the greatness of our Souls.

God bless you all with love and Light and peace. God’s grace upon you!

Image: “Purple Asters in New Mexico 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Purple Asters in New Mexico 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Purple Asters in New Mexico 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Purple Asters in New Mexico 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Parry’s Bellflower Plant, Campanula parryi, New Mexico” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Parry’s Bellflower Plant, Campanula parryi, New Mexico” by Alice B. Clagett, 10 October 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

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

See also … Link: “Butterfly Soup!” … http://lizhester.org/butterfly-soup/ ..

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