GHOST OF CHRISTMAS LAST
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
It wasn’t that long ago that Pope Francis gave a dire warning to the people of the world. The Pope gave a grave speech on Christmas day where he stated that the current chaotic state of the world marks the beginning of the end times and within a few Christmases the world would become be unrecognizable.
A year after his speech, the Queen of England got into the act. What she had to say was not glad tidings of great joy.
The queen was being taped for her annual Christmas message and her junior staff were witnesses to a bitter message about the kingdom being divided over The Brexit vote. During her taped message, she said that malevolent forces were stalking across Europe gaining ground every day. She said I hope you enjoy your final Christmas, the Palace Advisor canceled the tape and sent junior staff on an early lunch.”
The message, of course, was edited to be less of an apocalyptic message.
This year, the bearer of bad tidings was Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin issued a chilling warning Thursday about the rising threat of a nuclear war, putting the blame squarely on the U.S., which he accused of irresponsibly pulling out of arms control treaties.
Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin warned that “it could lead to the destruction of civilization as a whole and maybe even our planet.”
He pointed at Washington’s intention to walk away from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, and its reluctance to negotiate the extension of the 2010 New START agreement, which expires in 2021 unless the two countries agree to extend it. “We are witnessing the breakup of the arms control system,” he said.
Earlier this month NATO, at U.S. request formally declared Russia to be in violation of the INF and demanded that it halt activity that breaches it. The move put the full weight of the alliance behind the U.S., which has given Russia until February to come into compliance or trigger Washington’s withdrawal from the treaty.”
Officials in both Russia and the U.S. have given mixed signals about the future of the New START treaty, signed by President Barack Obama and then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev amid a brief thaw in Russia-U.S. ties. U.S.-Russian strategic nuclear weapons — those capable of striking each other’s territory are governed by New Start.
It is also important to point out that Russian relations with the United States have sunk to newer abysmal levels because of the situation in Ukraine.
Russia’s hopes for repairing ties with the U.S. under President Donald Trump have fizzled amid the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election — charges Putin has denied.
He noted that he’s still keeping the door open for a meeting with Trump, but added that the prospect for that looks increasingly dim in view of the Democrats winning control of the House.
Putin had a word of warning for the American people. He added that the attacks on President Trump will increase. He said that U.S. political infighting reflects a “lack of respect for the voters” that elected Trump. “They don’t want to acknowledge his victory and do everything to delegitimize the president,” Putin added.
Today, I was offered to work on a side project for my parent broadcast company. Soon, I will be giving details about the podcast project, but it does have a theme that I felt was synchronistic in light of Putin’s Doom.
The podcast will be about the “The End of the World.”
There is no doubt that the world is in a fit of crisis after crisis.
If we are not being told the climate is going to kill us all there are existential fears of possible alien invasions or even asteroids coming into contact with the earth.
That would be the way to end it all – a huge rock the size of Texas barreling into the earth, moving as fast as a bullet.
One bright flash of light and that would be the end.
It is official: astrobiologists, philosophers, economists, and transhumanists all say that humanity has to make some major changes or we will go the way of the dinosaurs.
I know that in the past we have laughed at all of the religious nuts that have given the world an expiration date but do we really take seriously the warnings of world leaders? Or do we equally laugh at their warnings and go about our daily routine taking life for granted?
While you go about your daily routine, you probably do not stop to think about the cycle of life and death. Try to picture the inhabitants of earth as a giant herd of cattle. Each cow has a purpose in the herd. Many get the privilege of just grazing and chewing their cud. Some are breeders; others are used for resources like milk, cheese, and butter. There are others that are thinned out in order to keep the population at a manageable size.
There are some in the herd that are sensitive to many things, primarily heat and cold. There are others that are aware and are sensitive to what is happening around the herd and at times they can project themselves outside of it, looking down on it, seeing activities simultaneously.
There is really no rhyme nor reason as to why they see things differently. It is a gift or a curse depending on how you look at it.
Statistics vary, but it’s generally accepted that between 3 and 10% of the population is more sensitive to paranormal experiences.
Have you ever felt that you are genuinely experiencing something beyond your comprehension and you just can’t nail down exactly what you are experiencing? You tell yourself that perhaps you are losing your mind until you find someone else who shares that same paranormal experience.
Our thoughts and conjectures about life and the universe are often based on assumptions, unproven theories, hearsay, rumors, and misinformation. Decisions we make in life may be based on ancient attitudes and archaic practices. Mythologies, astrology, prophecy both biblical and non-biblical shape the way we see the world.
Beyond the voices are the visions of precognitive and retro-cognitive experiences. In the ether of the subconscious we replay all of the experiences we have had, and at other moments we have dreams that are precognitive that sometimes warn us of great danger.
Those visions that leap from the ether into our dimensional reality are apparitions, discarnate spirits, or telepathic or telekinetic impressions. As we proceed down the road to telekinetic powers, we can also witness the gift fire starting, where the subject can look at an object and have it burst into flame.
Charles Dickens the author of “A Christmas Carol” always added an element of the paranormal to convey a lesson — his four ghosts that appear to Ebenezer Scrooge are very aggressive and torment him in the nights prior to Christmas day. Marley was a frightening specter that looked hideous and inhuman.
The Ghost of Christmas Present appears and just prior to the arrival of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, he lifts his heavy cloak and reveals two emaciated children with hollowed out black eyes. He calls the boy, Ignorance and the girl, Want.
On the forehead of the boy was a mark. The mark meant doom.
It was a prelude to the Ghost of Christmas yet to come – the ghost of the future, draped and hooded was also the Ghost of Christmas last.
The last Christmas, that is if Scrooge did not change his miserly old ways.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, legends would persist that the hooded figure would sometimes appear at Christmas Eve mass and if you were touched by his cloak you would die within the year. There were many historians that would write in their journals that the L’ankou would appear after the appearances of comets and fireballs.
If anyone was to see a hooded figure in their town, their town would be cursed with plague and dysentery. Dickens used this figure to represent the future because death was inevitable in times of greed and ignorance.
The hooded figure of Christmas yet to come was a threatening spirit that said nothing but threw Scrooge from shadow after shadow of the future – keeping him in horror and torment until he showed him what he would become dead and forgotten.
Carl Jung had expressed that all humans have inherited a set of primordial images that are buried deep in the collective unconscious. These are called “Archetypes” and they tend to remain buried within the unconscious mind. Deep down we respond to them and they are programmed into us through religion, art, literature, and films. The shadow archetype is the most dangerous one of all. Shadow archetypes have a tendency to invade thoughts and when those shadowy thoughts become “groupthink” there is the possibility that through some quantum trick a manifestation can take place.
The shadow archetype becomes a real breathing entity fortified with the groupthink that prolongs its life and its image can be a harbinger to some other event that will eventually cause hardship.
If you were to corner anyone and ask him or her about their future, chances are they would tell you that there is not much of a future left. It seems that this time in history has been set aside for the task of preparing for the end of the game. I remember reading that in a TIME Magazine/CNN poll finds that more than one-third of Americans say they are paying more attention now to how the news might relate to the end of the world, and have talked about what the bible has to say on the subject.
Fully 59% say they believe the events in the Book of Revelation in the bible are going to come true. 1 in 10 people believes the world will end in their lifetime. I am curious as to how many people are questioning their positions now.
Some people are finding themselves living day by day, not making goals or even plans for a secure future and even though a lot of Americans say that The Trump administration gives them a sense of security – there are a very loud groups that worry that Trump will draw us into a major conflict that will eventually become the great war spoken of in the book of Revelation.
In the seasonal comedy, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Ellen played by Beverly D’Angelo suggests to her Husband Clark, Played by Chevy Chase that perhaps he is being a little hard on Uncle Lewis. She says “Clark he is an old man this may be his last Christmas.
I had a bit part in a Christmas TV special called “Hobo’s Christmas” with Gerald McRaney and Barnard Hughes. It is the story about a police officer that had not seen his aging father in 25 years. He finds out that his father had become destitute and homeless. McRaney’s character Charlie is ashamed of his father. His father says to him that they have to meet because he doesn’t have many Christmases left.
I remember that line and I thought it was a bit cliché but as I have gotten older and have been through a number of health crisis’s and with the recent health problems that my wife is courageously fighting I often wonder how many Christmases we have left together.
I think to myself that this is why we say that life is too short because as the old refrain of the song goes – the hopes and fears of all the years build to a pitch around the holidays.
It doesn’t hurt to ask yourself “How many Christmas’ do I have left?”
Perhaps it would be a turning point for most of us who are adding up how much time we may have left instead of the time we are wasting now.
Maybe the pensive intersection can help us deal with what appears to be a reality breakdown.
We are seeing a reality breakdown because the masters know how to manipulate time, rewrite reality and change worldview and it is being done because we are giving consent to them by moving in a direction they are wanting us to move in while under the influence of trauma.
While we as a nation are under a traumatic spell, the powers that be are aware that they can dilate the timeline and while it has slowed down they can insert thoughts, views, and misconceptions that create sweeping social change.
Altering the past effects the present and future.
When you stop to think what Charles Dickens was really illustrating in his story of Scrooge you would stop and ask if that maybe at least once a year you can go through the transition from feeling persecuted to opening your heart to the possibilities before you in the future.
It appears that in our time, the future is weakening us and our past and present are confusing us. Scrooge’s transformation was legendary because he gave up his selfish attitudes when he realized that all of the knowledge he thought he had was misguided.
I have cited many examples of this manipulation in the past and now I think it is imperative we rethink what we do again before we make a terrible mistake and allow for some sweeping changes that we will not be able to erase.
There are many holidays, past and present, that have given us joy but we tend to remember the holidays where we have come close to dying or losing everything.
We must stop time for a moment and ask ourselves where are we now? Who are we really? Were we created at random? Are we quantum echoes that somehow exist like ghosts on a magnetic matrix? Are we some miraculous creation of god or are we a creation that has been forgotten by a god that didn’t have the decency to tell us his name or even give us direction? Is the consciousness or soul that we all claim to possess just the illusory byproduct of synaptic activity in our brain?
When scientists begin to figure out the essential features of mentality that distinguish us as human beings and place them into other bodies animal or human in order to save that mentality from dying will we accept it or reject it because of traditional fears?
All I can say is that life is fragile and yet it is so worth living and with the knowledge of how we are, who we are, and how we react to our mortality, perhaps we would learn the true value of human life.
We should not limit ourselves to the debate of its worth at the time of conception. It is what happens after conception and how we treat the human body as it lives through this existence.