Sunday, February 26, 2012


As Obamanomics continues to attempt to get airborne on outmoded top down debt fueled economics and presidential wishful thinking ~ Americans must realize that we can shut down this dilapidated greed machine if we want to by just saying no more, facing financial reality and stop playing the debt driven game: Allen L Roland

"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio - Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley on December 2, 1964.

Look no further than Greece to see the final result of universal greed and unregulated debt driven securities which overhang the entire world economy.

As Ellen Brown writes in her Web Of Debt Blog ~ “There is one bit of bad behavior that Uncle Sam himself does not have the funds to underwrite: the $32 trillion market in credit default swaps (CDS). Thirty-two trillion dollars is more than twice the U.S. GDP and more than twice the national debt. CDS are a form of derivative taken out by investors as insurance against default. According to the Comptroller of the Currency, nearly 95% of the banking industry’s total exposure to derivatives contracts is held by the nation’s five largest banks: JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, HSBC, and Goldman Sachs. The CDS market is unregulated, and there is no requirement that the “insurer” actually have the funds to pay up. CDS are more like bets, and a massive loss at the casino could bring the house down.”

Unless it’s a rigged shell game as Ellen Brown explains ~ “ It could ( Crash , at least, unless the casino is rigged. Whether a “credit event” is a “default” triggering a payout is determined by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), and it seems that the ISDA is owned by the world’s largest banks and hedge funds. That means the house determines whether the house has to pay. The Houses of Morgan, Goldman and the other Big Five are justifiably worried right now, because an “event of default” declared on European sovereign debt could jeopardize their $32 trillion derivatives scheme. According to Rudy Avizius in an article on The Market Oracle (UK) on February 15th, that explains what happened at MF Global, and why the 50% Greek bond write-down was not declared an event of default. If you paid only 50% of your mortgage every month, these same banks would quickly declare you in default. But the rules are quite different when the banks are the insurers underwriting the deal.”

See Ellen Brown Post ~

The credit default swap or CDS has become the cornerstone product of the credit derivatives market and a derivative is essentially a fancy way of saying that a bet has been made. Originally, these bets were designed to hedge risk, but today the derivatives market has mushroomed into a mountain of speculation unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Estimates of the notional value of the worldwide derivatives market go from $600 trillion all the way up to $1.2 quadrillion.

Please note that a quadrillion is 1,000 times a trillion. According to one of the world's leading derivatives experts, Paul Wilmott, who holds a doctorate in applied mathematics from Oxford University, $1.2 quadrillion is the so-called notional value of the worldwide derivatives market and to put that in perspective, the world's annual gross domestic product is between $50 trillion and $60 trillion.

So that’s the 600 pound derivatives Gorilla that is looming over Greece and the world economy. Incidentally, America’s Per Capita Government Debt is worse than Greece, as well as Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain. See Chart :

A perfect example of this high stakes shell game being played out right now is the current Greek debt crisis. After a year and a half, Europe has agreed to something that might not work at all and, in the best case scenario, will take eight years to reduce Greek debt to a level that is still too high. Hopefully …. And why? Because the Houses of Morgan, Goldman and the other Big Five could get wiped out if Greece defaulted.

See 4 minute video The Greek Debt Crisis: It's, Like, Totally Over

Meanwhile the Regime Change War Machine chugs on with Syria now in our sights ~ while our economy continues to stutter.

Just like Libya, the Main stream media is more than happy to tell us about the very real violence that is taking place in Syria, but they neglect to tell us who is really behind it.

They told us that the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was strafing innocent "protesters" with helicopters, but now we know he was fighting armed groups in league with Al Qaeda and the West.

Now we find it's more of the same propaganda in Syria along with Hillary Clinton hypocritically accusing Syria of crimes against its own citizens.

The violence is real in Syria, but who's behind it? Webster Tarpley, who has been there, has the answer and I bet you can guess the answer.... the CIA and the West again.

9 minute Video:

On the subject of America’s ongoing lies and propaganda ~

If you watched the Super Bowl game you saw this ad…well not quite this exact same ad, but if the ad had been truthful ~ this is what it would have said.

Clint Eastwood … Chrysler … put through the truth ringer… and minus the patriotic blather for the masses ~ because it’s no longer half time in America ~ it’s more like the last two minutes ~ and the only presidential candidate who understands this is Ron Paul.

Two minute Video ~

Finally. Here Is A Must Watch Short 22 minute Video which explains the false premise of American exceptionalism and why we must now face the music and face reality. We must take action and become the friction to stop the imperialistic predatory capitalistic machine before it consumes us and our precious liberties ~ that is, if we really want to. So how do we stop it? Stop feeding into its outmoded and badly stuttering debt engine ~ without which it cannot fly.

A brief and crucial history of the United States. Video 22 minutes

"Our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear." General Douglas MacArthur

Allen L Roland

Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and psychotherapist Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations ( )

Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his weblog and website He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on

Sunday, February 19, 2012


As the manic huckster Barack Obama travels the country raising almost 30 million a month for his re-election while campaigning on an old and badly tattered theme of hope and change that is just over the hill ~ millions of economically distressed Americans are saying “Are you kidding me“ and are rightfully refusing to be Obamanized: Allen L Roland

President Obama is in full campaign mode and his annoying high pitched daily entreaties to voters that recovery is just around the corner ( if you’ll just spend and re-inflate the debt bubble that burst four years ago) are falling on millions of deaf ears ~ except his true base, Wall Street and the global corporate elite. Here’s a great example in the form of a five minute video from just a normal American guy, who is part owner of a small business ~ commenting on the clowns, including the president, who are running this political circus and are messing this country up. Video: Are You Kidding Me

As we speak, every possible thing will be done by the Obama administration to post a cheery spring like picture or billboard that America is rising from the dead and is built to last despite the economic cliff that lays directly ahead.

Please note that Barack Obama was the ultimate Manchurian candidate ~ selected and elected by Wall Street and the global elite for these three reasons; Maintain the status quo, Don’t punish Wall Street for their excesses of power and greed and finally Maintain the military empire and sweep the Cheney/Bush abuses of power under the rug ~ if not utilize them himself.

In case you’re still Obamanized ~ here’s an extensive list of Obama’s accomplishments and primary failure which might bring you to your senses (courtesy of Russell Means Freedom)

Signed the National Defense Authorization Act – authorizing indefinite detention of U.S. citizens

- Reneged on promises to close Guantanamo Bay

- Expanded executive authority to include assassination of U.S. citizens

- Waged war on Libya without congressional approval

- Started covert, drone wars in Yemen, Djibouti, Somalia, Iran, without congressional approval

- Escalated the proxy war in Somalia

- Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan

- Signed into law legislation that authorizes use of drones within the United States, against U.S. citizens

- Has maintained enormous mercenary U.S. presence in Iraq even after “ending” so called war ( Occupation )

- Sharply escalated the war ( Occupation ) in Afghanistan

- Increased use of secret evidence and secret courts (FISA – Foreign Intelligence Security Act)

- Secretly deployed US Special Forces to 75 countries

Signed the USA Patriot Act extension into law

- Approved the Justice Department prosecution of environmental, anarchist and animal rights groups as “domestic terrorists” under the USA PATRIOT Act, using secret investigations.

- Continued Bush warrantless wiretap program, and gave immunity to telecom companies that collaborated.

- Expanded use of secret National Security letters for domestic investigations by FBI and CIA.

- Continued Bush’s extraordinary rendition program.

- Obama’s identical use of Bush administration’s use of “State Secrets” defense to prevent war crimes prosecutions in U.S.

- Obama’s persecution of whistleblowers such as Wikileaks, and prosecution of BradleyManning ~ this is no different than Nixon-Kissinger re: Ellsberg

Full report:

Obama’s primary failure, to millions of Americans, was to advertise himself as an agent of hope and change and then promptly, upon election, reveal his true allegiance to the corporate elite and literally break everyone of his campaign promises. As such, his new promises sound vaguely hollow and false and are largely falling on deaf ears ~ once bitten, twice shy.

As Bill Finch writes, regarding false springs in the plant world ~

“ So if you’re betting that all this warm weather means that winter is over, and we’ll not have another frost, you might get very, very lucky, and we won’t have another frost. But you’re betting mighty long odds.

In short, this is a false spring. And the longer this false spring lasts, the more likely it is that even the mildest of frosts will do severe damage.

Plants have to get ready for cold. They have to make all sorts of interior preparations ~ battening down the hatches, so to speak ~ before winter comes. They essentially create antifreeze, converting easily frozen carbohydrates in their stems to freeze-resistant sugars, and they quit producing the kind of young, tender growth that will be most vulnerable to spring. But as this warm spell continues, plants aren’t battening down the hatches, they’re throwing them wide open, and putting on flowers and new growth like summer was just around the corner… . Sorry for ruining your false spring. But there’s good reason for recognizing it for what it is. You can’t change the weather patterns that have gotten us here, but you can do a little to keep your plants from over-reacting. Plants are confused already, so don’t make things worse.”

Regarding the current Obama perpetrated economic false spring ~ look no further than the real ( unreported) unemployment rate of close to 12%, the foreclosure abuse that is still running rampant across the United States ~ where here in San Francisco the audit of almost 400 foreclosures in San Francisco found that 84 percent of them appeared to be illegal, according to the study released by SF on Wednesday. Report:

In short this is a politically motivated false economic spring ~ with the obvious objective of reelecting Barack Obama. According to the Federal Reserve, median household debt in America has risen to $75,600. Many Americans have spent decades caught in the trap of debt slavery and large numbers of them never even escape ~ so how can an economic recovery sustain itself when the vast majority of Americans are still deeply in debt. Consumer borrowing rose by another $19.3 billion in December. Right now it is sitting at a grand total of $2.5 trillion according to the Federal Reserve. Overall, consumer debt in America has increased by a whopping 1700% since 1971~ so people are obviously using their credit cards to survive and what will happen when that bubble bursts?

So the longer this false economic spring lasts, the more likely it is that even the mildest of economic frosts will do severe damage to an already badly chastened Main Street. Much of the interior preparations ~ battening down the hatches, so to speak ~ downsizing and cleaning house has not been done during this economic winter and the Administration, Wall Street and millions of Americans remain in economic denial ~ as we watch our civil liberties slowly become dead weeds in a barren wasteland.

One person seems to have a handle on Battlefield America and that is Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute ~ who has been right far more than wrong for the past several years and now lives in France. Here’s his recent 12 minute interview on RT where Celente declares that Obama blew his only chance for true change in 2009; that the U.S financial system is rapidly collapsing with the eventual possibility of economic martial law; that 2012 will bring to a head the will of the people versus the will of the government ~ and that the only true wild card in the 2012 presidential race is Ron Paul.

12 Minute Video:

What if America does not really need more of Obama’s feigned optimism and his cheerful false signs of spring but instead a heavy dose of reality from truth tellers like Judge Napolitano ~ who went from favorite to fired in 5 minutes on Fox TV ~ after airing these self evident truths. 5 Minute Video:

I rest my case ~ it’s still winter in America and spring will not appear until we refuse to be Obamanized and look for and willingly accept the winter rains of truth on the frozen soil of America’s battered psyche and wounded soul.

"What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise." Barbara Jordan

Allen L Roland

Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and psychotherapist Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations ( )

Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his weblog and website He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on

Monday, February 13, 2012


A heart grounded Warrior

The Japanese symbol of love is a replica of the heart’s dominance ~ for the mind is always looking for answers that the heart already knows. Armed with this innate compass, synchronistic heart felt events and relationships offer clues that our lives are divinely guided ~ whether or not you can fully accept it. Only the ego stands in the way of this great inner wisdom and awareness of not only a universal loving plan but our individual participation in it as a heart grounded warrior: Allen L Roland

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that my life is divinely guided by my heart and when I fully surrender to love I enter a Unified Field of soul consciousness where there are no accidents and where heart felt synchronistic events and relationships are constant reminders of this universal truth.

By fully surrendering to love many years ago and falling through a rabbit hole to another state of consciousness ~ I found and embraced an innocent child within myself who always wanted to love that deeply and who had an intentioned destiny to fulfill as well as a song to sing.

Every love relationship that has ensued since I opened my heart has led me through fear and to the heart grounded place where I am now ~ living in the blissful awareness that I am part of something far greater than myself and, as such, my heart has become a fragment of life's heart. The great Egyptian poet Mahfouz expressed it beautifully ~ “When the heart achieves its desire, you shall transcend time and space” for we are all, in essence, put on this planet a little time to bear the beams of a love that transcends time and space ~ the Unified Field.

We must eventually all come together to change the world and, in that spirit, here is a 5 minute video of one million children singing Composer Howard McCrary’s Change The World ~ which will touch even the most hardened heart.

Thus, by listening and responding to my inner heart call ~ I have not only found direction in my life but have become in sync with my destiny.

R. Adam Crane BCIA Senior Fellow, BCIAEEG, NRNP Diplomate writes in Science of The Heart: The Role of the Heart in Human Performance of the same phenomenon;

" There is now a scientific basis to explain how and why the heart affects mental clarity, creativity, emotional balance and personal effectiveness. Research indicates that the heart is far more than a simple pump. The heart is, in fact, a highly complex, self-organized information processing center with its own functional that communicates with and influences the cranial brain via the nervous system, hormonal system and other pathways. These influences profoundly affect brain function and most of the body's major organs, and ultimately determine the quality of life. "

Note: It is now known that the signals the heart sends the brain can influence perception, emotional processing, and higher cognitive functions.

”Throughout history philosophers have asserted that "when the heart enters the brain wisdom emerges". Now, neurocardiology has demonstrated that there are physiological correlation's for this ancient concept. Furthermore, these discoveries have been translated into a fascinating and enjoyable form of Biofeedback with enormous potential. Part of the reason for this potential is that people are attracted to the simple, common sense notion that there is something that can be done to assure that their thinking will be positively influenced by their hearts. Of course, heart represents one's humanity, compassion, wisdom etc., but most people are keenly aware that feelings in the heart profoundly affects health. "

Note: One of the tenets of modern psychology and learning theory is that what we think determines our reality. "As you think so you are". Since the heart mediates the emotional system, and since thoughts with an "emotional charge" are those thoughts that most influence our life and our reality, it can be suggested that the heart truly is massively influencing the brain and our reality - if not dominating it.

" Biomedical research has revealed that the heart is not just a simple pump, but a highly complex, self-organized information processing center with its own functional "brain." With each beat, the heart continuously communicates with the brain and body via the nervous system, hormonal system, bioelectromagnetic interactions, and other pathways. Scientists are demonstrating that the messages the heart sends the brain not only affect physiological regulation, but can also profoundly influence perception, emotions, behaviors, performance and health. "

Note: The heart produces by far the most powerful rhythmic electromagnetic field in the body. The brain and all the cells in the body are continuously bathed in the heart's electromagnetic field, which can also be detected several feet away from the body by sensitive instruments. The implications are that the heart is an energetic system, and the heart's field is a carrier of emotional information and a mediator of bioelectromagnetic communication both within and outside the body. Many scientists believe that the heart's field changes distinctly as we experience different emotions, and is registered by the brains of people around us.

The heart's field also appears to be capable of affecting cells, water and DNA studied in vitro. The implications of these findings are that people may be capable of affecting their environment in ways not previously understood; and that such "energetic" interactions may be prominently influenced by our emotions. Growing evidence also suggests that energetic interactions involving the heart may underlie intuition and important aspects of human consciousness.

”The term physiological coherence is often used to describe a physiological mode that encompasses entrainment, resonance and synchronization, which are all distinct but related physiological phenomena that are frequently associated with more ordered and harmonious interactions among the body's systems.

Coherence is also used to describe two or more waves (or systems) that are either phase - or frequency-locked. This is also called entrainment. In the coherent mode, respiration, heart rhythms, and blood pressure rhythms become entrained and oscillate at the same frequency. The term cross-coherence is used to specify this type of coherence. "

In terms of physiological functioning, coherence confers a number of benefits to the system. For example, there is increased cardiac output in conjunction with increased efficiency in fluid exchange, filtration, and absorption between the capillaries and tissues; increased ability of the cardiovascular system to adapt to circulatory requirements; and increased temporal synchronization of cells throughout the body. This results in increased system-wide energy efficiency and metabolic energy savings. "

Did you know that this amazing organ, developed in the womb before the brain, this heart that we often times ignore, neglect, and build walls around, is where we can find our greatest strength, our faith, our courage and our compassion, empowering our higher emotional intelligence that can, if we allow it, guide us throughout our lives.

See 3 minute Did You Know video ~

In my work as a psychotherapist my clients achieve mind heart coherence when I get them to take responsibility for love rather than running away from it. I do that by helping them see that the people they may have felt the deepest pain with were quite often people they deeply loved.

When love and gratitude replaces anger and resentment ~ definite physiological changes occur ~ for the heart is now enlisted in the healing process.

I've seen clients literally lose 10 years of age in appearance when they suddenly opened up their closed hearts ~ but the effect on their immune system is even more dramatic. In my on going Healing The Wounded Heart ( Band of Brothers) eight week Workshops with combat veterans with PTSD, the participants have averaged close to a 60 % improvement in all symptoms of PTSD ~ and in particular feelings of joy and gratitude.

In that regard, I treat PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ) as PTHD or Post traumatic Heart Disorder ~ and enlist their opening hearts in their own self healing process.

In my book RADICAL THERAPY / SURRENDER TO LOVE AND HEAL YOURSELF IN SEVEN SESSIONS ( NOT SEVEN YEARS I demonstrate that the seeming separation from love ( psychic Pain ) is not only capable of stunting our emotional growth as well as effecting our will to live but also can be a dramatic co- factor in effecting our immune system ~ eventually resulting in heart disease or abnormal cell growth such as Cancer.

My own childhood paranormal precognitive vision ( of the golden gate bridge, water and houses ) at six years old ~ after my heart closed when I was taken away from my beloved grandfather while I was living in Massachusetts ( and that memory being erased by psychic pain ) ~ and 40 years later, after my heart opened, walking into that same exact scene in San Francisco and realizing I was seeing through the eyes of a child within myself ( who had obviously been in a state of soul consciousness ) is a classic example that this state of soul consciousness not only lies beyond time and space but part of me obviously knew at six years old that this event would eventually happen ~ but only after I got off the ego’s fear based local and surrendered to the heart based express.

In other words, my heart was the master and my mind became its servant when I eventually totally surrendered to love and its inner guidance.

Many are called, few listen and fewer still respond to this inner call of the heart and the culprit is always the ego ~ which was created ( like a cocoon) to protect us from psychic pain and to maintain control.

But that ego was eventually meant to be shed and only love is capable of moving us beyond its suffocating and limiting walls of control and fear ~ particularly fear of our deepest joy, delight and the unknown.

So, in that sense, being out of control is actually being in the Unified Field for only then do we stop striving and truly be ~ realizing that our life is not only being divinely guided but that we have a part to play in a slowly evolving loving plan.

As such, only the Ego's need to control is in the way of this shift in consciousness which is why the next to last step of ego death is surrender ~ and which is why the entire planet is now in the painful process of making this shift of consciousness ~ fueled from within and without by our innate evolutionary need to unite, cooperate and love one another. The final step of ego death is joy and celebration ~ for you are now no longer confined within the restrictive walls of the ego. You are now flying on the wings of a universal urge to unite and in service from a place of love and gratitude ~ as I most certainly am.

Teilhard de Chardin knew and shared this great secret 50 years ago ~ " If there were no real propensity to unite, even at a prodigiously rudimentary level, indeed, in the molecule itself ~ it would be physically impossible for love to appear in the ' hominized ' or human form. "

As such ~ only by fully surrendering to love can we re-establish the heart as the true master and the mind as the servant ~ and in the process become a heart grounded warrior capable of defeating not only fear but the strategies and devices of the ego as we play our part in a constantly evolving loving plan.

So this Valentine day, remember that ‘that loving feeling’ becomes far more profound and enriched when we surrender to our common empowering tap root of conscious unconditional love. See my Seven Stages of Love and Relationship / few get beyond stage six ~

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi

Allen L Roland

Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist and psychotherapist Allen L Roland is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations ( )

Allen L Roland is a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his weblog and website He also guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on