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Goodbye Capitalism? How Collaboration Outperforms Competition

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  • The Facts:

    We live in a society that teaches competition at every level, from school all the way up into our adult lives. But are we missing something? It's clear that a society based on cooperation rather than individual success and competition will help us.

  • Reflect On:

    Why are we always taught to compete? Why is cooperation not taught at every aspect as society like it is encouraged between individuals at a young age?

There are two very big reasons the “Competition leads to Better” myth is harming business, society and politics. Especially right wing politics which keeps on selling us the need for competition. Big business also glamorizes it. Yet reality shows us two very big reasons why this misconception needs to end. Just for starters, consider this: there are currently more and more regulations and laws put in place protecting big business than there are protecting individuals. And in the current USA, it’s even getting worse by the day. In large international economic treaties, the dangers are the same.

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I think these big corporations are both stifling competition (in their own sense of the word) and they are stifling collaborative bottom-up growth and rights of people.

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One might wonder whether the whole ‘competition means progress’ is either fear of socialism or the smartest and most elaborate ‘divide and conquer’ mechanism ever created. Because when big corporations collaborate on price fixing, law influencing, establish from rock to flatscreen chains, then why shouldn’t the people collaborate more? Why do we think our governments do that for us? What would happen if we started more bottom-up collaboration ourselves?

Competition isn’t what makes most people run!

Several years ago me and a friend, Jan Paul de Beer, invented Switchball, a sport that you couldn’t win at ‘the cost of’. It was beyond the tribal team sports model. The purpose of the game is to make everyone shine as much as possible! So while you couldn’t win by scoring the most, and thus running faster might not make an essential difference, people kept running, scoring, sweating and making huge efforts to do what? Same with many children, they run for joy, pleasure, body development, playfulness. My estimation is that only a minority of people really get moving when they can win. The majority uses winning as an excuse because playful enjoyment seems frowned upon in our society. I think that is because the powers that be, those that benefit from the competitive organization of our society, love selling us that as the core. I believe that harms the majority, who’d rather play in such a way that everyone can enjoy the game and feel part of it.

You win by optimization of alignment and cooperation.

How do you compete? By cooperation. To win a race the runner must align mind, muscles, breath and intention. Thus champions are optimizations of inner cooperation. Teams that win championships often learned to put team over personal interests. Hey, even your body is 2/3 bacteria, all being part of an ecosystem collaborating to be you. Cells that don’t die when it’s their time, and who cling to life are actually called cancer. Also, how does competition actually work for companies? Most work to even stay in the game is about the quality of alignment to each other within the organization and with clients.

Nations are mass collaborators. Even corporations are predominantly huge clusters of cooperation. They strengthen themselves by making deals with suppliers, with traders, with regulators, yes sometimes even with competitors (illegal or not). On the other hand we can see Health Care as a very good example of why competition doesn’t work to improve care. Take how clients now also pay a lot of money that is wasted on advertising and marketing. Corporations also hollow out quality to optimize profits for the owners, often thus damaging their own goods and the services they ought to provide.

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If you’d see your country as a collaborative whole, then healing ‘sick’ parts becomes a smart thing to do. Then a very effective functional healthcare system, addressing poverty and inequalities that diminish optimal use of all potential within the population become a very smart and logical thing to do.

Natural systems versus Competitive Systems

On a small, or personal, scale predators may fight over food. On a huge scale each predator plays a role in a subtle yet very complex system that actually leaves space for all to make it. Lions don’t win, when they eat all prey animals. They eat enough of the older and weaker ones, and actually benefit when the rest prosper for future meals. Real fights may make a difference on the level of individual survival, yet on the bigger level destruction of the shared conditions is dangerous for everyone. When there’s too little grass, rabbits die and without rabbits, foxes soon follow. Nature scrambles back, when then grass returns, rabbits grow in numbers and surviving foxes thus find food again.

It’s the same for humans, yet we seem to keep on fishing until the seas are empty, spread lead, poisons, hormones into our environment in ways that makes nature bouncing back much and much harder. We humans allowed our corporations to strive for unlimited growth, much like cancers. They try to outsmart the natural balance, by preventing losses. Unlike lions, humans, and especially the capitalistic profit system, it starts eating deep into healthy herds, as long as they can eat. No wonder that in the last decades over 40% of all wildlife disappeared. So, then what is more healthy, fight for infinite growth or collaboration to restore to a healthy balance? Thus we should not compete against each other, but work to create as healthy and abundant of an environment as possible!

“Competition is better” favors the wrong and too few people.

The second reason is that “competition is better” is a lie that raises good people to be thieves and thugs. While this may sound (and probably is quite a bit) over the top consider that most people want to help, support, and work together, yet school educates them to compete for better results. While getting a job is a competition, most jobs are not. Companies and societies are organized and successful as cooperative systems. Within organizations, people align to make a joint effort possible. Yet, we want people to consider each other as competition and potential dangers. We train children to outdo others. That’s pure divide and rule politics. We herald the richest as the best.

In fact the only ones that truly benefit from this believe are the real thieves and thugs in corporate and political life. They have created a climate in which we consider it okay that huge income differences make sense (not!), that to create unfair advantages is okay and selling dangerous/polluting/bad wares is good business when it enriches shareholders.

The conviction “competition makes us better” as a central idea is not natural. We mistakenly hope that laws balance the real crooks out. But laws cannot balance out the wrongness at the core. Nor can laws make a difference when the wrong people can buy laws in their favor.

Most people live honest lives helping neighbours, family, and friends. They want to and do contribute to their community and society in a positive way. All the while schools and politicians tell them that striving for better (at the cost of others) is the best way to make that happen. We train this in games, sports, schools etc. We pressure employees into selling stuff to people who don’t want it, need it and which damages society as a whole because it pollutes. We think being better at that game is good. We reward the champions of this behaviour. That gives us a false illusion. Most people who look at the ‘winners’ may dream to be among them, yet in reality prefer to stay where they are, because they feel helping people around them makes more sense.

We need to liberate ourselves towards friendliness.

We should no longer be ashamed of wanting to be a positive contribution together with each other, rather than at the cost of). For in the end, that gives the biggest and best reward of a vibrant network around you, who appreciate you for who you are. It is even much better sales in the long run, if what you sell really helps. The best businesses are those that get help from friends when they are in trouble, not those where people start selling stock when they get lower results. The best businesses are those where values are lived and where the values include the environment, the workers and the society, where considering financial reward is just one of the targets, not the only one. In our hearts, most of us know this. It is time to speak it out loud.

The core conviction “we are part of a bigger system that we help with our role and position” sounds to me a much better one. Heck, most of us are living it. So stop thinking you’re not strong enough to compete yourself to the top. You may have more natural higher values than that. Avoid those that pressure your core values to enlarge sales. Consider yourself as a helper of the whole. It is the most lasting value proposition we have.

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Our Biology Responds To Events Before They Even Happen

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  • The Facts:

    Multiple experiments have shown strong evidence for precognition in several different ways. One of them comes in the form of activity within the heart and the brain responding to events before they even happen.

  • Reflect On:

    Do we have extra human capacities we are unaware of? Perhaps we can learn them, develop them, and use them for good. Perhaps when the human race is ready, we will start learning more.

Is precognition real? There are many examples suggesting that yes, it is. The remote viewing program conducted by the CIA in conjunction with Stanford University was a good example of that.  After its declassification in 1995, or at least partial declassification, the Department of Defense and those involved revealed an exceptionally high success rate:

To summarize, over the years, the back-and-forth criticism of protocols, refinement of methods, and successful replication of this type of remote viewing in independent laboratories has yielded considerable scientific evidence for the reality of the (remote viewing) phenomenon. Adding to the strength of these results was the discovery that a growing number of individuals could be found to demonstrate high-quality remote viewing, often to their own surprise… The development of this capability at SRI has evolved to the point where visiting CIA personnel with no previous exposure to such concepts have performed well under controlled laboratory conditions. (source)

The kicker? Part of remote viewing involves peering into future events as well as events that happened in the past.

It’s not only within the Department of Defense that we find this stuff, but a lot of science is emerging on this subject as well.

For example, a study (meta analysis) published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience titled “Predicting the unpredictable: critical analysis and practical implications of predictive anticipatory activity” examined a number of experiments regarding this phenomenon that were conducted by several different laboratories. These experiments indicate that the human body can actually detect randomly delivered stimuli that occur 1-10 seconds in advance. In other words, the human body seems to know of an event and reacts to the event before it has occurred. What occurs in the human body before these events are physiological changes that are measured regarding the cardiopulmonary, the skin, and the nervous system.

A few years ago, the chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dr. Dean Radin, visited the scientists over at HearthMath Institute and shared the results of one of his studies. Radin is also one of multiple scientists who authored the paper above. These studies, as mentioned above, tracked the autonomic nervous system, physiological changes, etc.

Scientists at HeartMath Institute (HMI) added more protocols, which included measuring participants’ brain waves (EEG), their hearts’ electrical activity (ECG), and their heart rate variability (HRV).

As HMI explains:

Twenty-six adults experienced in using HeartMath techniques and who could sustain a heart-coherent state completed two rounds of study protocols approximately two weeks apart. Half of the participants completed the protocols after they intentionally achieved a heart-coherent state for 10 minutes. The other half completed the same procedures without first achieving heart coherence. Then they reversed the process for the second round of monitoring, with the first group not becoming heart-coherent before completing the protocols and the second group becoming heart-coherent before. The point was to test whether heart coherence affected the results of the experiment.

Participants were told the study’s purpose was to test stress reactions and were unaware of its actual purpose. (This practice meets institutional-review-board standards.) Each participant sat at a computer and was instructed to click a mouse when ready to begin.

The screen stayed blank for six seconds. The participant’s physiological data was recorded by a special software program, and then, one by one, a series of 45 pictures was displayed on the screen. Each picture, displayed for 3 seconds, evoked either a strong emotional reaction or a calm state. After each picture, the screen went blank for 10 seconds. Participants repeated this process for all 45 pictures, 30 of which were known to evoke a calm response and 15 a strong emotional response.

The Results

The results of the experiment were fascinating to say the least. The participants’ brains and hearts responded to information about the emotional quality of the pictures before the computer flashed them (random selection). This means that the heart and brain were both responding to future events. The results indicated that the responses happened, on average, 4.8 seconds before the computer selected the pictures.

How mind-altering is that?

Even more profound, perhaps, was data showing the heart received information before the brain. “It is first registered from the heart,” Rollin McCraty Ph.D. explained, “then up to the brain (emotional and pre-frontal cortex), where we can logically relate what we are intuiting, then finally down to the gut (or where something stirs).”

Another significant study (meta-analysis) that was published in Journal of Parapsychology by Charles Honorton and Diane C. Ferrari in 1989 examined a number of studies that were published between 1935 and 1987. The studies involved individuals’ attempts to predict “the identity of target stimuli selected randomly over intervals ranging from several hundred million seconds to one year following the individuals responses.” These authors investigated over 300 studies conducted by over 60 authors, using approximately 2 million individual trials by more than 50,000 people. (source)

It concluded that their analysis of precognition experiments “confirms the existence of a small but highly significant precognition effect. The effect appears to be repeatable; significant outcomes are reported by 40 investigators using a variety of methodological paradigms and subject populations. The precognition effect is not merely an unexplained departure from a theoretical chance baseline, but rather is an effect that covaries with factors known to influence more familiar aspects of human performance.” (source)

The Takeaway

“There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with superstition, spiritualism and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing.”
 Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source)

We are living in a day and age where new information and evidence are constantly emerging, challenging what we once thought was real or what we think we know about ourselves as human beings.  It’s best to keep an open mind. Perhaps there are aspects of ourselves and our consciousness that have yet to be discovered. Perhaps if we learn and grow from these studies, they can help us better ourselves and others.

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The 5G Health Summit Starts Tomorrow (June 1st) – Reserve Your Free Spot Here

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    A global online summit featuring doctors, scientists & activists addressing the health concerns of 5G technology and what people can do about it is set to take place the first week of June and it's free to sign up.

  • Reflect On:

    Why are safety concerns that've been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals called a "conspiracy theory?" Why is this idea ridiculed? Why don't our federal health regulatory agencies simply to some health safety testing before rolling it out?

Some of the world’s leading scientists, doctors and activists are gathering for a free online summit that begins on Monday June 1st and will run for approximately one week. The summit will dive into the health concerns of 5G technology, and why it’s a concern and what people can do about it. The summit is completely free to sign up and watch, and you can do so here.

We’ve also put together an E-book titled “Is 5G Safe? An Easy to Understand Guide” summarizing the published peer-reviewed research that is raising concerns about electromagnetic radiation that’s emitted from our favourite wireless devices, cell phones and more, as well as novel 5G technology.  It’s a great resource that you can share with family or friends who desire to look at the proof, research, evidence and concerns that thousands of doctors and scientists have been and are creating awareness about all over the globe.  We wrote it in language designed to be simple and factual.

Once you sign up for the summit, you get access to the free E-book.

It’s quite strange that any researched journalist could dismiss the health concerns of 5G technology, as well as 4G and 3G, when there are nearly 10,000 peer-reviewed scientific studies that raise cause for concern. A study published in 2019 in Frontiers in Public Health is one of many that raises concerns about 5G technology, explaining how there is no safety testing, and that in vivo and in vitro studies regarding this type of technology and it’s predecessors have shown that it’s harmful to human health, even at levels below current “safety” limits.

At the end of the day, whether you believe this type of technology is safe or you don’t, would it not be in the best interests of everybody to have the  technology go through some type of required safety testing? Shouldn’t any technology that has any sort of biological effect be put through safety testing? Why has there not been any safety testing?

In December 2018, US. Senator Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) sent a letter to FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr seeking answers regarding potential health risks posed by new 5G wireless technology. At  a hearing, that took place last year, Blumenthal criticized Carr for failing to provide answers, and did the same thing to other industry representatives that were in attendance for not putting the technology through safety testing. You can watch a clip of that hearing and read more about it, here.

How can our federal health regulatory agencies approve products that are clearly a cause for concern?

This is why the summit is going to be such a great resource. It will answer many questions, and again, let people know what they can do about it!

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Dr. Buttar Reveals Declassified Government Report Related to 5G Dangers

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  • The Facts:

    Dr. Rashid Butter discusses a declassified report on millimetre wave technology and the effects it has on human health. These are the same waves used in 5G technology.

  • Reflect On:

    If we already know these waves cause harm to human health, why do we use them in airport scanners? Why are we about to roll out an entire wireless network based on these technologies?

People often say 5G hasn’t been tested, and to some extent that is true. But given 5G uses millimetre wave technology and that technology has been studied for quite some time, it has obviously been tested by those who have worked on them. So why hasn’t this information been widely released? Why are we not looking at the available data on millimetre wave technology as it relates to 5G?

Recently we came across 7 Russian studies that were summarized in a report declassified through the CIA. These studies were declassified in 2012 and marked “For Goverment Use Only.” From what you can gather very quickly in this report, the conclusions should shut down 5G rollout instantly. At least until someone can show, beyond any reasonable doubt, that this technology is safe.

Let’s have a quick look at how this report was concluded:

“Thus the conducted investigations indicate high biological activity and an unfavourable influence of millimeter radiowaves on the organism. The expression of the biological reactions increased with an increase of the period of iridation and depended on individual characteristics of the organism.”

What this translates to in plain English is, millimetre-wave frequencies do affect the human body negatively, and the longer the exposure, the more damage that occurs. Since 5G uses millimetre waves and is set to push a constant barrage of frequency on humans anywhere they go, this would mean sustained wave exposure, and thus inevitable biological damage.

Incredibly, these are the same wave technologies used in airport fully body scanners that we have been raising awareness about for years. It’s important to note, you CAN opt out of going through those scanners.

Dr. Rashid Buttar has given an incredible interview where he goes page by page as to exactly what this declassified CIA research reveals. The report summarizes 7 studies on the effects of millimeter-wave radiation levels between 37-60GHz. These levels are “safe” according to government, but that is NOT what the science says.

As we have said for the last year and a half, now is a potent time to understand the dangers of 5G and work to stop its rollout. This interview is a must listen. Click here to watch Dr. Rashid Buttar’s interview.


Scroll down the page when you register and you will see Dr. Buttar’s interview.

As we can tell in our world right now, a ton of truth is coming to the surface, the environment to create change is ripe. If we can stay grounded, in our hearts and avoid descending into hate, we can TRULY make a big difference here.

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