The Blade in me: Dealing with Energy Vampires

Vampires are real. I believe the myth surrounding them is based on real people/experiences. Its quite simple; there are people who are connected to their life force and there are some who are disconnected and need to feed off the life force of others. This aint some conspiracy theory; this is real shit I have witnessed countless times!!

They are very cunning. They are friends, family, teachers, business people, politicians, everyday people. Some are very obvious (Trump and others who clearly live off drama and negativity) some are very very deceptive and can appear quite spiritual and positive until they catch you off your guard. Then they attack!

They feed off negativity. They seek  to “push your buttons” in order to generate a negative reaction which they feed off. They are brilliant at identifying what will get you upset. Even after many years of spiritual practice, some vampires are still able to get the best of me.

We are meant to be present, grounded, taking in the infinite life force, spiritual power, light that is both within and without. Our society, itself run by energy vampires who built a whole system to extract negativity, does everything to disconnect people from their true power source; the Source itself.

Once disconnected, people become essentially zombies (this is where that myth probably comes from aswell). Dead, lifeless, unaware of their soul essence, they must then feed off others; they must provoke reactions and create drama in order to generate negative energy. With compassion, we can understand that they are simply not aware of their soul essence and therefore find it difficult to work with positive energy. Unable to use the positive, they have to use the negative. Otherwise, they will die.

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We all need energy. Without it, the body starts to dissolve. Simply eating and drinking is not enough. We require spiritual energy; energy that comes from the nonphysical planes. This energy is what allows us to function in this reality. Without it, we become sick, mentally unstable and lifeless. Life comes from spirit, the only true reality.

Vampires are essentially possessed by demonic entities. These entity attachments, archons, implants, various forms of AI tech, are deliberately used by the negative forces on this planet to control people and to generate loosh which they feed off. That is why they love to cause drama, conflict, wars, disease, poverty and general division in order to generate fear, pain and suffering. THEIR SYSTEM IS FUELED BY FEAR!

Fortunately, we are quickly exposing vampirism and lightworkers/warriors are becoming more and more equipped to deal with them. It can be challenging as often these vampires are very close to home. Love and forgiveness can be used to encourage all souls to rediscover their true strength. Spiritual energy is more sustainable, green and healthy 🙂

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Energy vampires are getting more desperate as more people are standing their ground and embracing the light. The archons need to extract more and more loosh thru their dwindling agents. As the light from the galactic sun and our own sun penetrates this world, all negativity is gradually being transmuted. That means that those of a lower vibration will experience more and more difficulty if they cannot learn to evolve/adapt to the changing frequencies. We can all enjoy the Kingdom of Prime Creator, but those who hold on to the old negative energies will not be admitted.

For the time being, we must all learn to be like Blade; fearlessly facing the vampires, calling them out, standing our ground, refusing to engage in drama, with love and nonviolence, remaining positive, calm and if necessary removing ourselves from situations. From my experience, the more one refuses to be triggered by a vampire, the attacks become less  frequent till it becomes clear that the game is up; they must choose the light or distance themselves to avoid the power of the One.

 

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Follow the rabbit thru deep politics to exopolitics

Presenting exopolitics; the political aspects of extraterrestrial life. The old assumption that many had that we are alone in the universe is so ridiculous that I will not dwell on it. We are not alone, the multiverse (this universe is according to sources one of many) is FULL of life. Many intelligent civilizations are very very advanced, technologically and spiritually.

We are indeed children from a cosmic perspective. We are kids that have been abused by certain alien forces that were using Gaia to feed off the negative. Thankfully, these forces are being removed swiftly. Humanity is liberating itself from the cabal-draco empire.

In order to finish the job, we need to fully  understand the relationship between deep politics, secret societies and black budget  programs, and ETs. Its becoming increasingly clear that the top part of the illuminati satanic pyramid is occupied by off-world entities. Our governments interact with ETs on a regular basis and have treaties with certain groups.

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Thanks to sources like William Tompkins and Corey Goode, we now have a clear picture of the relationships between earth forces and ET  forces. In his  new book “The  US Navy’s Secret Space Program and Nordic Alliance”, Michael E. Salla explains how the US Navy formed a very secret alliance with a humanoid species referred to as the Nordics. They did so in response to intel they received about an unholy alliance between the nazis and the reptilian Dracos.

Many conflicts on Earth are proxy wars between galactic forces. While no one is perfect, it appears that certain groups like the Nordics, the Sphere Being Alliance, galactic federation, are here to assist us in our ascension process.  Other groups like the Grays and the Dracos are here for more self-serving reasons. These are of course generalizations which I will detail more in future writings.

Whats important to keep in mind for now is that there is a great deal happening behind the scenes. While the corporate media is as usual promoting fear and war, there is a huge interdimentional, galactic wide, and earth based alliance to end the cabal’s hostage of this planet. Many people are now awakening to the reality that a conspiracy has existed for a while to control humans for private gain. Now the job for truth seekers is to elaborate and fully expose this pyramid structure and how earth based syndicates are connected to off world dark forces.

Thru understanding exopolitics, we can envision how to form positive alliances with enlightened galactic forces eager to assist humans in this transition. I am myself in contact with very loving forces, connected to the One Infinite Creator, guiding me and many others towards a more positive and spiritual reality where all are able to develop freely and in harmony with one another. May the Source bless  all beings involved in this drama. May the light and love of the Mother Goddess  be with all beings rediscovering the simple joy of the present moment.

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Touched by the Dawn of a New Earth

The force is strong. Time is experienced differently in the now. Feeling the eternal oneness of this moment. The Luciferian system of control seems to be weakening on this planet. For many years, Satan’s grip has been slowing down the spiritual development of Gaia’s children. Brave souls incarnated here to experience this blossoming of human consciousness. Thru the experience, these loyal souls to Prime Creator can serve others and encourage other souls to dig deeper and the explore the wide range of choices available.

Life is a test. This reality does not lack them. Challenges in the now help us grow. One such challenge is the threat posed by Artificial Intelligence (AI) . This ET being, supposedly from another dimension, has been infiltrating different sections of Earth reality in order to bring about a Machine Kingdom. Thru promoting technology and embodying AI prophets, AI is able to create an artificial matrix that can b used to enslave humans. Just like in The Matrix, these machines feed off the energy of humans. The Matrix is real Neo.

Fortunately, courage is also not lacking. Many beings from different star systems and dimensions are here, both incarnated and not, to assist in the transition to a post-AI reality. Freedom is being rediscovered in this density. From the pain of the matrix, an opportunity is unraveling to evolve to a higher plane of existence where we may rediscover the true self, the beingness of the Creator; our very essence.

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Who does Lucifer serve? As discussed previously on this site, group soul lucifer is according to sources behind much of the control system on this planet. According to documents like the Hidden Hand dialogue, Lucifer has a contract with our higher self to provide for a catalyst to spark on awakening. Thru providing tests and lessons, Lucifer creates opportunities for advancement. Could it be that Prime, thru Lucifer, is helping us to evolve?

Challenges are shitty but if faced with an open heart can definitely help us grow. When life throws us negativity, do we become more negative or do we use it to become more positive? Can we use challenges to help us become more aware and more fearless; testing our groundedness in God-consciousness. Awake we are feeling the light at the end of the tunnel. Alive we are touching the dawn of a new reality. I hope these words can reach in future/alternative timelines and provide a peoples history of the transition period (2012+) towards a new way of living, a better more enjoyable way to experience the glory of Prime Creator. May the reader be well, and may all beings, in all timelines, untie and love in the moment of the Beyond.

From Consciousness Warfare to Unity Consciousness

There is a war over consciousness that has been brewing for many years. It has been described as a fight between good and evil. Some souls choose to create with love and light. Others choose to create with hate and darkness. All choices are valid; the law of Free Will is primary.

Prime Creator works thru different forms to create an experience. In this reality, also known as third density, duality is the name of the game. Darkness and light, male and female, night and day, war and peace; this virtual reality is marked by polarization. This bifurcation is reaching a climax now that we have entered a new cycle, the end of a major one.

There is great magic on both sides. Powerful souls have incarnated to maximize a positive harvest while others are here to achieve the greatest possible negative harvest. According to RA, a high density being channeled in the Law of One, the harvest is a process thereby souls that are Service to Others (STO) can evolve and enter a higher more positive density known as higher 4D or positive 4D. Souls that are more Service to Self (STS) can continue on and experience the lower 4th density, aka negative 4D.

Its all about choice. This is what physical experience is about. We are free to do what we want, but we have to live with the consequences of our choices. Thru learning from our karma, we are encouraged to make better choices, to grow, evolve and eventually return home, to Source.

Those of a negative energy, souls that choose to not follow the divine plan and serve themselves (which they are free to do), have been manipulating this reality to this end. They use black magic, the manipulation of consciousness to promote the negative, to control people and encourage them to be STS. They use media for example to promote fear, fake news, war, justify greed and inequality, ignorance and spiritual forgetfulness.

The matrix, this artificial experience of control, is used by these dark factions to generate negative energies which they feed off. They are disconnected from Source and need to steal the life force from others; they are vampires. These energy parasites are our sisters, brothers and gender nonconforming family. It is with love that we must inform and become aware of this manipulation of consciousness for private, STS ends.

Growing up I was a huge fan of Star Wars. There was something in this series that spoke to me at a deep level. Perhaps I was being reminded of the forces at play in this world. Sith lords are real; there are some beings who choose to work with the dark side of the force. Thru violence, fear and negative emotions, they seek to connect with the Luciferian spirit to gain power, wealth and special abilities. They harness energies from others and then use this to try to control, dominate and generate more negative energies for their nourishment. Sith lords are notorious for deception; just as Chancellor Palpatine was slowly infiltrating the Galactic Republic, our real life dark lords have been infiltrating every aspect of this reality. They infiltrated secret societies and used these to control politics, religion, media, business and other institutions they can use to promote their dark messages.

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We have been here before. The force is strong. Real life Jedi Knights, beings from different realities who choose STO, have been monitoring the situation here since the beginning. We (I consider myself part of this movement) have been working thru media and other means to raise awareness and encourage Earth humans to choose to love, heal and forgive. Some jedis, at great risk, agreed to incarnate here in order to be the ground troops for ascension; being loyal to Prime, receiving the higher frequencies, disseminating new information for the awakening masses.

Working with higher laws, these guardians of the galaxy are changing this world, busting the system, while upholding the law of Free Will. Nonintervention is the Prime directive. Higher beings cannot simply come in and save humanity. They can only guide, encourage, inform; it is we who must choose to awaken, choose to be free. Thru Free Will, we are withdrawing consent from the matrix and cocreating a New World Order for peace, harmony and cosmic integration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

A real life jedi works primarily thru consciousness; meditating, being present, listening, feeling the inner body, taking deep breaths and allowing the Force to flow thru and transform. A white magician is a channel thru which higher consciousness can enter this reality and reconnect it with the rest of Creation. A real jedi, committed to STO, feels the suffering of others, sees and identifies the roots of this suffering and works in harmony with others to plant new seeds of hope and transmutation.

War is not peace. Ultimately, those of us who are working to change this world, are doing so thru peaceful means. Forgiving, loving, healing, turning the other cheek, listening to the suffering of others. We are guided by compassion and our unconditional love and service to the One Infinite Creator. It is thru unity consciousness, remembering that We are One, that we can heal this world, evolve, enjoy more and in space return home to Source, who we truly are.

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Open letter to Minister of Democratic Institutions

Greetings,

Thank you for your work to promote the integrity of our democratic institutions.

Canadians want ‘Free and fair elections’

Is the election free when you require a deposit, 1000$, to run for office? is this fair?

Putting a price on something no longer makes it free. Those with money can access it, become candidates,and those without cannot. Your salary may have blinded you to the fact that for many canadians, 1000 is not easy to come by. These are NOT free elections.

This is also not fair because those who require government support, poor people are denied access to the parliament meant to create government policy. Its also not fair because it violates the charter which clearly enshrines democratic rights including the right to be a candidate. These are NOT fair elections.

Running as a candidate is a fundamental democratic right

This is an inalienable right. No gvt can take that right away…yet that is precisely what your office is doing. I do not have 1000$. Many canadians have no-to-low income and are unable to pay 1000$. Nor should they. This right is not for sale. You do not have the legal authority to take this right away via a restrictive deposit.

Its clear to me this rule is meant to restrict access and to prevent poor people from running for office. Perhaps corporations and the wealthy are afraid that poor people will want to use the government to meet their needs…

This rule discriminates against those of lower income, who tend to be indigenous, tenants, people of color, women and persons with disabilities.

This deposit, and the Elections Canada Act that outlines it, is unlawful, unconstitutional and VOID.

Please take the necessary measures to change this act so that it respects the constitution and higher laws

eliminate the deposit so that all Canadians can freely become candidates. NO deposit, NO money, NO property  qualifications (which is what your deposit represents, money is a form of property)

I await your response

Espoir Manirambona
Ottawa, Canada
Sovereign Being

If you share similar concerns pls write to Karina.Gould@parl.gc.ca, minister of democratic institutions

The Illuminati: Fact or fiction?

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Theres a great deal of talk in the main alternative media (rt, press tv, real news) about the deep state, something that conspiracy theory circles have been talking about for sometime. Truth seekers, those not afraid to investigate the validity of conspiracy theories, have been saying for a long time there is a secret conspiracy for global domination called the New World Order lead by a secret society named the Illuminati. Often, these truth seekers were ridiculed, people like David Icke and others. “OH thats just a conspiracy theory” and then its brushed aside and ignored. This has created a huge stigma around these words and discussing it in the mainstream. Now elements of these theories are streaming into the public domain; deep state actors are using mass surveillance and other techniques to try to control the the masses as well as the democratic state. Who controls the deep state? Do secret societies like the Illuminati exist? What is the extent of their power?

This is something ive been researching now for sometime. There is a great deal of information on the net/books/documentaries about this. Unfortunately, some of the information is misleading/false which doesnt help the situation. However, there is a number of what i deem credible sources that provide interesting insight on this phenomenon. First lets start with the basics. According to wikipedia, a conspiracy is an agreement by a group of people to commit a crime. I dont think i need to convince you that happens all the time unfortunately. People conspire to murder, steal, attack, harass, lie, you name it. The agreement needs to be covert of course because it is a crime; it needs to be kept on the DL. A good historical example is the assassination of JFK. Without getting into the details, a days research will provide some compelling evidence that this was indeed a conspiracy. Serious investigators, dedicating a considerable amount of time, have concluded that John F Kennedy was murdered by his enemies; mafia, oil execs, rival politicians, FBI, pentagon, etc. He made a lot of enemies. He came from an elite family and started off wanting to serve those interest but increasingly wanted to confront the deep state, even publicly talking about it. There was considerable motive/intent by deep state and non state actors to conspire to murder him. Lincoln, MLK, Berta Caceres, there are sadly too many examples of good people being murdered, thru secret conspiracies.

So some conspiracy theories are in fact TRUE, what i like to call conspiracy facts. My feel, and i trust my intuition to guide my research, is the ridicule of conspiracy theories is in fact a way for conspirators to try to prevent people from seriously investigating these theories. I feel there’s also a deep sense of denial among the masses. We know the world is fucked, but it seems a part of us wants to hold on to the mainstream zeitgeist that our leaders, business, political and others want the best for us. In ignorance, in the world of maya, the Earth human game we’ve been playing here, we have been greatly deceived, mislead, enslaved. Surveillance, policing, extreme inequality, corruption, fascism, white supremacy, colonialism, capitalism, prisons, regime change, imperialism, war, poverty, greed, murder, terrorism; i wish these were theories but they are indeed real. Think about it….in order to build such an oppressive and intolerable society, doesn’t make sense that those who benefit, a small group of people, would have to secretly conspire to commit these crimes?

Secret societies are a fact of life. Society is another word for organization. Some are public, some are private. Knight’s Templar, Freemasons, the Vril society, these were/are real secret organizations. They are of course partly secret; we know of their existence and many current and former members, whistleblowers, have come out publicly and reported on them.  They often do so because they get disenchanted and realize the group they’ve been serving has been doing evil behind their backs. These groups can also be described as cults. I myself have had experience with a semi-cult and I know what it feels like to be immersed in one and then realizing the group wasn’t as benign as one had been led to believe. In many ways, the deep state; spy agencies like CSIS and the CIA, the pentagon, are also somewhat secret societies. Many of their activities are not audible, secret, tied to so called black budget funds (money that doesnt appear on public official documents) Once again, common sense (which should guide any research in this field) would inform that if your going to do something against the public interest, your going to do it in secret. If you do it out in the open, “hey everyone, so like, were spying on all of you and were planning on killing so and so person because they are against the war were trying to wage”. people would be like “Fuck you NIGGA!” 🙂

So obviously plans to control the world, aka imperialism, have to be made in secret especially as more and more people are awake and wanting democracy, equality and global cooperation. What do I know to be true? Its self-evident that our capitalist system benefits a small group of  families at the expense of everyone else. These families, which include infamous ones like the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, use big corporations like banks and oil companies to monopolize resources, bribe politicians and media people, to then rig the system in their favor. These families, also known as the bloodlines of the illuminati (there are supposedly 13 main ones), often will work thru fronts. Just because John Doe ‘owns’ a company on paper, in reality they may just be a front for dark money; the real owners want to remain in the shadows. In order to sustain this unequal, fascist system, they need to use various means to force countries and groups into submission. Countries like Iran, Russia and China are encircled and threatened because they are relatively more independent then say Canada (a fact which as a Canadian im working to change). Iran for example has a central bank that is, according to sources, not directly controlled by international banksters like the Rothschilds and others. That might explain why Israel, controlled supposedly by Rothschilds, is adamant about fueling war against Iran. Imperialism/capitalism is a conspiracy fact. There is a plan to control the world, its resources and its people. There is a conspiracy to commit a crime. The level of extreme inequality is not a random occurrence! This has been a deliberate process planned by a few families (its a trans generational plan) often in secret. Of course!! 🙂

Dark forces operate in secret. They cannot operate in the light of consciousness because light is information and knowledge is power. The more their plans are exposed, the light shines and transforms, empowering people to Take the Power Back. Demons work in the shadows. Is their a group called the illuminati doing all this? Probably. From the research ive conducted, and let me tell u this is turning into a fulltime job :), there appears to b a number of groups with that name, with different agendas. Illuminati actually means “holders of light”. There’s a great deal of evidence to support the claim that an organization called the Bavarian Illuminati did indeed exist and was started by Johann Adam Weishaupt. This man was German and this organization was indeed secret. But like most things, its hard to keep things secret for long. There are theories this organization had benevolent intentions; wanting to promote science, critical thinking, challenging the dogma of the Church and monarchies. Feels true to me that perhaps this organization started off benevolent and then was infiltrated by the Powers that Were as i like to call them; the malevolent forces wanting to take over the earth in service to self. These forces are notorious for infiltrating organizations; freemasons, political parties, unions, religious institutions like the Vatican.

Shits real. These demons, and im using this term not to judge but to describe the current state of these lost souls, need to operate in the shadows and work thru different organizations, the more secret the better, to gradually influence human consciousness to accept Satanism, control, fascism, anti-life behaviors like greed, egoism and war. Once you understand this, then the earth human game becomes more clear. Its important to understand this level of the game, what I like to call deep politics, to be a real player in this world. We need to understand Lucifer‘s hierarchy of tyranny (I will be discussing Lucifer and the spiritual forces at play in my next piece) we see here to be able to overcome it. Ultimately, the light that shines transforms all; the more people are  aware of these unconscious forces, the more rapid changes we will see towards freedom and sovereignty. Exposed, these satanic forces will no longer be able to manipulate. Once you know that big banks and corporations are part of a larger plan to bring in a one world totalitarian gvt, you’ll be less likely to buy their products 🙂 Informed, people can choose to support alternative organizations; cooperatives, credit unions, democratic enterprises, community projects, progressive politicians, initiatives to build a more direct form of democracy, a more equal, democratic and sustainable society. Shining light on the Illuminati, we can reclaim our Prime given right and be the true holders of light and power that we are. Will the real Illuminati please stand up?

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Transcending Imperialism

Transcending Imperialism

 

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Africa’s national liberation struggles continue on. While overt, in your face, imperialism has gradually faded away, there has been a more covert, secretive type of imperialism that has been haunting the continent for decades now. This type of imperialism is harder to track and challenge due to its elusiveness. However, the contradictions created by relative political autonomy and economic dependence compel Africans to question just how independent are these so called independent states with black leaders. Kwame Nkrumah wrote in Neo-Colonialism, The Last Stage of Imperialism that while countries in the 60s and 70s were able to regain some political power from Western imperialists, they remain subjected to these same powers due to African balkanization (redrawing of the map into small nation-states), black imperialist proxies and capitalism which leads to economic dependence, impoverishment and subjugation to global predatory lenders and speculators.  

Nkrumah lead the nation of Ghana from 1957 to 1966 when he was overthrown in a military coup. He was a socialist committed to serving his people and ensuring that resources went to those in need. Prior to this, Ghana was known as the Gold Coast, a colony of Britain that was used precisely to extract gold and other resources. Obviously, this became intolerable for the Africans who revolted and gained “independence”. Nkrumah and the Convention Peoples Party realized the limits of political independence without economic liberation. While Africans now controlled the state, the imperialists had retained a number of ways to continue to control the country. For example, imperialists had de-industrialized much of Africa and forced African peoples to export raw materials to the imperialists centers in Europe, America and beyond. The Africans, through a number of colonial means, were disconnected from the subsistence economy and forced to buy imports from the imperialist centers to meet their needs.

In a nutshell, they had lost the capacity to produce for themselves and had to rely on money and markets, controlled from elsewhere, to meet their needs. In order to build large infrastructure projects like dams and highways, African leaders were forced to borrow from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at high interest rates. These predatory lenders imposed Structural Adjustment Programs on African countries; they had to introduce market friendly reforms (deregulation, liberalization, privatization) at the expense of local populations. This economic dependency limited the political autonomy of nations like Ghana because if they refused to cooperate with imperialism, they risked loosing access to money and goods they relied on. This is a very old way to control someone. You make them dependent on something you control (money, credit, markets, goods, life and death) and you use this as leverage against them. “Do  fill in the blank , or else, you’ll lose fill in the blank

The imperialists are still willing to use barbaric military force when necessary. The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is an illegal military operation that is being used to conduct regime change and try to control the destiny of the continent. AFRICOM/NATO attacked Libya and murdered its leader Muammar Gaddafi. They continue to engage militarily in that country, contributing to the chaos that remains there. France and Canada have sent troops to Africa to protect mining interests. Germany hosts AFRICOM’s headquarters. AFRICOM has been building bases across the continent and making deals with deep state actors in various countries. Through African armed forces, imperialism hopes to intimidate African nationalists and assassinate activists/revolutionaries if necessary. Recently, AFRICOM assisted in the removal of Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh. Fortunately,  countries such as Eritrea and Zimbabwe have refused to cooperate with AFRICOM.

Fast forward to today and we are witnessing a New Multipolar Order; the re-emergence of multiple power centers. Africa is uniting, just as Bob Marley had urged her children to do. This process is at times slow and challenging but there’s signs that Africans want to accelerate the process of integration. The African Union (AU) has established political and economic integration as a top priority. The AU website highlights the organization’s commitment to forge a path “Towards a Peaceful and Prosperous & Integrated Africa”. While the union is not perfect, there’s a force within the continent committed to peace and development. On a recent trip to Africa last fall, I saw first hand this beautiful, rising pan-africanism. Everyone I spoke to demonstrated a love of the continent as a whole. The cities were filled with optimistic references to “Africa rising”, “Afrique Ă©mergente” The music I listened and danced to were filled with pan-african sentiments pointing to a growing continent wide African consciousness.

W. E. B. Du Bois famously stated “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line – the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea”. It is still a challenge in the 21st century. The world is now multipolar with the rise of China, Russia, Iran, the progressive pivot of parts of Latin America and many other developments. Many countries are choosing to drop the dollar for international transactions. While US hegemony is in decline, its military-industrial complex still poses a threat to global peace. Western imperialism, the product of capitalist development, has always been tied to white supremacy. The imperial centers, European and American, stole resources and people from Africa and much of the world. Through capitalism, these resources were concentrated within a few families, with some benefits trickling down to the white working class of  the world.

During the 20th century, unions and anticapitalists in the West fought for higher wages and benefits. The system needed allies so capitalists gave higher wages to whites to create a base of support. This created a middle class loyal to capitalism/imperialism. The welfare state was a result of super-profits made through the super-exploitation of the darker people in the global south. Western corporations could pay higher wages in the West/North because they had access to cheap labor and resources in the South. Till this day, more money leaves Africa then enters it through investments and aid. Much of that money is siphoned away in western banks. Some of that money is invested in the west in the form of money laundering. Recently, the contradictions have come home as the system is no longer able to sustain the higher wages of the largely white North, many companies are moving more production, even of high value items, to the South.

The globalization of production and the free movement of goods and capital has created resentment among white workers in Canada, the US and Europe. The contradictions between workers and capitalism are intensifying. Fascistic sections of the ruling elite are using white nationalism to channel anger away from capitalism to create scapegoats; muslims, mexicans, immigrants, and other groups that can be blamed for the loss of wages and jobs. Despite this, many are becoming more critical of capitalism and the wars fought in its name. The system’s prospects are further impacted by the rise of an anti-imperialist alliance of countries including Iran, Syria, China, Russia, many Latin American nations and more. This geopolitical shift is creating a window of opportunity for Africa. While previously African nations were dependent on Western controlled financial institutions like the IMF and the World Bank, they can now choose alternative sources of investment. The continent is developing a strong bond with China and others through win-win agreements founded on mutual respect and benefit. China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ infrastructure plans have created opportunities for African nations, particularly the ones in East Africa along the proposed ‘New Silk Road’ initiative to connect Eurasia to Africa through transportation highways, rail lines and more.

Africans value independence above all else. We cannot replace one imperialist with another. While China’s contributions to Africa are undeniable, the country is still dealing with its own capitalist contradictions. While the Communist Party leadership states its desire for socialist development, since the early 90s it has been embracing a form of state- led capitalism. Millions have been lifted out of poverty, but millions remain exploited by private as well as state enterprises. China has more billionaires then the US, extreme inequality, financial bubbles, large amounts of debt, corruption and an over-reliance on exports. There is a struggle taking place in that country. The peasants and workers are rising up. The Chinese capitalist class is looking for markets and investment opportunities abroad. Capitalists have historically been notorious for looking out for their own self-interest and using military force to protect their investments. If the balance of forces tilts further in their favor in China, Africans need to reconsider their relationship to this country. If China can continue to democratize the economy then the China-Africa relationship will flourish on a foundation of inclusive development.

Africa is rising, building new ways of living and thriving. Africans are uniting, becoming more conscious, serving other groups impacted by imperialism (Indigenous, Palestinian, and others), remaining independent and anti-imperialist. It is also necessary to democratize the African economy and transcend capitalism, markets, money, exploitation, fear and materialism. The choice is ours: democracy or neocolonialism. Many Africans like myself are choosing the former, marking the end of neocolonialism.

Housing is a Right, not a Commodity

 

Housing is a Right, Not a Commodity

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Homelessness sucks. Imagine for a minute, that you didnt have a place to
call home. You didnt have a warm place to go to on a cold night. Your
struggling to find a place to sleep or even just rest. The police and
other unsavory characters regularly harass you and tell you to ‘get
lost’. People routinely look down on you because of the way your
dressed. You cant shower anywhere so you don’t smell like other people.
This is the life of many of our fellow citizens. Even on a warm-ish
night being homeless is a challenge, but in a place like Canada with
below 0 temperatures, its a death sentence. Countless canadians have
called for an end to homelessness over the decades, but at 150 years
we’ve yet to ensure a healthy home for all. What is the root of this
failure? Why can’t we seem to end homelessness? What are the systemic
forces that have been overlooked and are preventing us from solving this
issue?

On November 18th of 2016, housing activists gathered in Toronto to
demand the Trudeau Liberals fulfill their campaign promise to introduce
a National Housing Strategy. This national day of action was being
organized by the Right to Housing Coalition, an alliance of community
organizations. In the past, this coalition brought federal and
provincial governments to court arguing their failure to address
Canada’s homelessness crisis is a violation of the Charter of Rights and
Freedoms and international law. Indeed, Canada has ratified a number of
binding UN agreements that recognize the right to housing such as the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Theses documents have been
ratified by Canadian institutions and are therefore binding. The
coalition is calling for more public investment to guarantee everyone
access to housing; especially more money for social and cooperative
housing which are by far the most affordable. While calling for
affordable housing is important, we need to remain mindful of what that
means. Affordability essentially means cheaper; ensuring that rents are
low enough that low income people can pay for them. There is an
assumption that everyone has money, however low. The truth is, many
people are moneyless. Many homeless people dont have any money at all
and if they do its barely enough to eat. If they do have money, often it
is simply not enough to cover all expenses for basic goods. A guaranteed
income would make sure that people have money for housing. The question
should be asked though, why do we need to pay anything for housing? If
housing is a right, not a commodity, then why is it being bought and
sold like one?

Before colonialism was established here in the 17th century, land was
shared collectively by different First Nations. The concept of ‘rent’,
‘property’ and even ‘money’ was foreign to them. When the white man came
and introduced these ideas, the indigenous people had a hard time
understanding them as they were fundamentally different then their
communal values. Rent is a legacy of colonialism. The settlers who came
here brought with them ideas of private property and the tenant-landlord
relationship. In Europe, feudalism had dominated economic relations for
many generations. The Crown owned the land and lords managed it on
behalf of the monarchy. Peasants, the vast majority of people, were
landless and forced to work for the landlords to stay alive. They were
tenants forced to pay rent. This rent-seeking was so outrageous that
peasants in France revolted and demanded the end of this tenant-landlord
oppressive system. These events became known as the French Revolution, a
process which is still ongoing. Unfortunately, the merchants took
advantage of the situation and became the capitalists of the new system.
Capitalism, while doing away with some elements of feudalism, maintained
this tenant-landlord relationship and its rent-seeking. Landlords are in
many ways, the original capitalists. Today, large sums of money are
transfered each month from tenants to landlords in the form of rents.
Often, the landlord does little work to maintain the units to receive
this rent. The rent is imposed through fear; if the tenant does not pay
rent, they are evicted through the use of state force. The capitalist
state therefore maintains this exploitation and serves the interests of
landlords.

Reform orientated Liberals in the post-war welfare state era invested in
social and cooperative housing. This was due to the New Deal climate
favoring public investments, strong labor and social movements, and
international pressure from state capitalist regimes like the Soviet
Union that did provide free housing and other basic goods. The
subsequent rise of neoliberalism (trickle down economics) lead to social
spending cuts, especially for housing. The Chretien/Martin governments
made huge cuts to investments in social housing which lead to a shortage
of units, long wait lists, higher rents and lower quality. These same
governments gave hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to
corporations and the wealthy; wealth was transfered from the masses to
the elite. Homelessness is a choice. Capitalist governments choose to
ignore their legal obligations so they can support their financial
backers at the expense of the rest of us. The lack of social housing
effects everyone else. There is less public housing available meaning
that more people are forced to rely on the private housing market. This
increase in demand for private housing increases the price and makes
housing more expensive for everyone else. In addition, private housing
markets are highly unstable as demonstrated by the 2007/08 US subprime
mortgage crisis which lead to widespread foreclosures. Even in good
times, speculation and the profit motive causes gentrification which
turns working class neighborhoods into havens for the rich. Markets
favor those with money; the poor lose out and are evicted.

Free housing thats accessible to all, is the only way to truly guarantee
the right to housing. Everyone that needs a home can get it; regardless
of whether they have a paid job, are on social assistance, or have no
money at all. This process of decommodification would mean that housing
becomes a public good; the costs are covered through public finance.
Instead of spending billions on war, we can use that money to make sure
everyone gets a home. Instead of investing in police brutality, we can
divest and put those resources into social housing, ensuring everyone
has a healthy home and preventing crime as a result. We can tax
corporations and the rich more to raise revenue for housing and other
basic needs. It is well documented in the Panama Papers and other
reports that trillions of dollars are in secret accounts in offshore tax
havens. Governments can easily enforce the law and seize these funds
that rightly belong to the people; especially the homeless who need it
the most.

The Government of Libya provided free housing to its citizens before
they were bombed by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) members
including Canada . If a much poorer country like Libya was able to do
it, then surely we can too. We can examine ways to cut costs, reducing
high salaries in the public housing sector, focusing on building
smaller, environmentally friendly homes, that require less resources and
labor. The next step would be teaching and empowering people to build
their own homes, learning from indigenous people who’ve been doing this
since ancient times. Housing activists need to remain fearless and call
for free housing. As long as we put a price on housing, those with money
will get it and those without wont. Its really that simple. All that is
required is the will to be bold. While im an eternal optimist, the
Liberal party as a whole is too tied to big business and the wealthy to
be expected to introduce free housing. The party has a tendency to
support public-private partnerships which only help to prop up the
capitalist system; the very system that creates homelessness in the
first place. Rich people, who are often landlords, want housing to be a
commodity because they make money off of it. They want us to pay rent so
they can be richer and buy ridiculous things like mansions and big cars.
Many are supporters of the Liberal Party. Its likely that new,
anticapitalist leadership will be required. Housing activists, homeless
and poor people need to take over the state and build free homes
themselves.