Pharaoh’s Temple

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Red Sea Catastrophe

Time passes seemingly at varying speeds with good times lasting not long enough and bad times that seem like they will never end but the stagnant times might be the worst times. Though time passes forwardly ticking away methodically it seems like no matter how much time has passed it always seems to repeat itself.

The lessons that time teaches often are ignored to be suffered again and when the time has expired on something and change is unavoidable, the powers that rule fight to maintain their favor or return to a time that has passed. Time is an illusion and the past has proven to be a ghost.

Many years ago, and so many civilizations have crumbled since then, stood a mighty empire in what is commonly termed ancient Egypt ruled by Pharaohs. One Pharaoh specifically seems to have reach forward with a lesson in time that is currently repeating itself before our oblivious eyes in a cautionary tale of ruin.

Pharaohs were worshipped as deities above humanity possessing pure bloodlines or a divinity to be revered and exercise rule over the common subjects, being God on earth. Common subjects were just along for the ride submissive to their ruler to facilitate the rulers’ glory and commands. The decisions were made at the top for all concerned as far as the transfer of power and behavior of the masses. Similarly to a President, politicians, and the public.

Very little room was at the top for giving orders but plenty of room at the bottom to receive orders. Pharaohs were gods on earth destined and ordained to use the people for their own glorification often despite the ever-increasing toll on their servants. This Pharaoh’s ego and deification were the only considerations.

Everyone and everything served at the pharaoh’s discretion. Egypt had an established structure and recognized hierarchy with the Pharaoh, his bloodline, his chosen elite, army, laborers or merchants, subjects, and slaves or disenfranchised being the pecking order. Freedom was an abstract reality that in practice and practicality did not exist beyond that which was sanctioned by the Pharaoh.

Worship and loyalty to the Pharaoh were demanded under harsh penalty or death. The ruling method was with an iron fist even if it was sometimes inserted in a velvet glove. The Ten Commandments, a traditional Easter favorite, told of Moses’ journey and a people he was destined to lead to the promised land against the mighty Pharaoh Ramses II.

Ramses II is translated to mean “born of Ra or son of God” and to be worshipped as such, a god himself. In ancient Egypt, Ra was believed to be the “sun god” and creator of all that existed much like the God of today. Ramses II representing his heritage and with the hand of Ra, his God, guiding him opposed Moses.

The two opposing parties competing for the same undisputed title for their God. The battle for supremacy of their Gods’ power over the others’ God was what played out in the movie. Despite several warnings from Moses to Ramses II and displays that his God was to be taken seriously, Ramses II stood on his spot and dismissed all deterrents as fake magic including a deadly plague. Reminds you of a foolish President, proclamations of fake news, and the Covid-19 virus of modern times.

After several, I can show you better than I can tell you moments, Ramses II knuckled under to Moses’ demand to let his people go. Once Moses headed out with his people Ramses II decided he couldn’t leave it at that, so he gathered his chariots in pursuit. His ego and entitlement bolstered by his thirst and belief in his own power emboldened by his cronies enraged him to strike out where he had relented before.

So, he vigorously pursued Moses and his people until cornering his pain and humiliation against the Red Sea. While no military man would be caught with no escape route having his back against a sea of water, Moses as it turned out had a final trap to prove the power of his God.

By the power invested in him by his God, Moses parted the Red Sea leading his people on faith to safety. Now, this where it gets interesting for me because a normal person would have seen this parting of a massive sea as something beyond their pay grade. I can understand Ramses II’s commitment because he was blinded by his ego and propaganda to maintain power at all cost. 

As the son of Ra, Ramses II nor Ra had demonstrated such an impressive feat as this (like in the one Batman movie where the Joker says, “where does he get all these wonderful toys”). Nevertheless, Ramses II gave that dreadful order for his chariots to pursue through the parted sea while he majestically poses safely on top of his chariot upon a rock watching or retreated to the Whiter House while they stormed the Capitol.

Okay, how can the power of one man’s ego send an army of gullible followers on a delusional rampage to placate him and most certainly to their own demise, basically to drown in his ambition? Could it have been that their obedience to an oppressive system was so engrained in their DNA that logic or morality had been suppressed above their own reasoning or survival? His actions and their obedience to them essentially led the kingdom to collapse and ruin.  

That is pledging your allegiance and being resigned to your fate as a favored servant in the face of being confronted with extraordinary circumstances of demise. No power to resist being ordered to your detriment to satisfy a sycophant leading to a Red sea calamity. Seems like it would have occurred to them that this doesn’t seem like a good idea realizing that eventually destruction would be cast upon them. A coward dies a thousand death but a fool once, fear of righteous reprisal should be more important than any allegiance to a man that swallows his own credibility and dignity while sacrificing yours.

As we continue on our cautionary journey, we find Moses and his people at rest near the base of the mountain having escaped Pharaoh. Moses takes a stroll of enlightenment when met by a burning bush followed by the BIG GUY himself for further direction of the people and their order for prosperity in acceptance of the new land.

Now wouldn’t you know it while Moses was aging and taking care of business on high, you had some nonsense brewing at the base. There were those who could be easily persuaded and some who were never persuaded just masquerading who were now being led astray by their desires. It is always one primary agitator, Dathan played by the legendary Edward G, reputedly questioning sarcastically “where is your Moses now?” to get the party started right. A Mitch McConnell or Lyndsey Graham-type rebel rousing.

The crowd is whipped into a frenzy and in comes the golden calf to really turn it up. Now it is on and cooking, the crowd is hyped. There are some who stayed true to the game and remained loyal without supervision but in the end, they were judged to suffer the same fate by association.

 Once Moses descended and was greeted by his greatest disappointment, he knew they had blown it and had earned a judgment upon them all. They wandered around in the wilderness deprived of the promise that could have been, that should have been, but could never be by their member’s own device and corrupt spirit.

This should be a tale about being so close to having it all and blowing it by self-destructive behavior preventing your deliverance to the promised land, but that would be too easy would it not. Maybe the tale that has revisited us is the lesson of how unchallenged lies and questionable deeds committed by great egos awry invites self-humiliation and divisiveness if unrestricted will lead to mass destruction.

The dastardly deeds, irrational obsessions, and excessive efforts executed to maintain power is the very thing that leads your ego to the errors that deprive you of the power you were seeking to preserve. Maybe the more damaging penalty was for Pharaoh who lost everything by his arrogance was Moses whose people were delayed but eventually, after those with the old way of thinking had perished, they were gifted what was promised.

Funny how the few or the one along with their supporting cast of enablers has always controlled the many. The choices are often binary, either this or that, good or evil, Ramses II or Moses, Democrats or Republicans, Red or Blue, you get the point. Either way, the choices are made for us mostly on a traditional basis leaving us with a selection among those choices giving us the delusion of choice when it was in essence chosen for us.

Reward and atonement are always balanced to compel us in a desired position or decision based on a subjective optimism managed and manipulated by Pharaoh. This resonates throughout time and history even to this very day. The equivalent of a crumb of bread or a morsel of grain to sustain yourself can either be granted or denied by Pharaoh in your time of need while you build Pharaoh luxurious chambers, kingdoms, legacies, and monuments of wealth or ego. They call it stimulus or unemployment benefits today which are granted or rescinded by their determination of what is best for you that secures their best interest, not your suffering.

The factory known as workers who toil in the mud and straw is unknown and irrelevant in these great building accomplishments for the glory of Pharaoh, which seems like the one percent trickle-up economics sort of doesn’t it. Flow from the bottom up on the backs of the little people much like under Ramses II whose thirst for power and wealth by any means necessary would risk self-destruction to destroy the Kingdom and lose everything to hold onto power.

Regarding the former Presidency, the old adage if I can’t have you America nobody can seem to apply. Just like in the Ten Commandments the question can be asked, are you a master builder or a master butcher by ideology who doesn’t realize that blood makes poor mortar and blind ambition knows no father? Remember all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Pharaoh back together again meaning Moses may be desperately needed now to lead the people out of political, psychological, and economic bondage.

This may not come as some surprise but, Cleopatra whom it is said had a face that could launch a thousand battleships, and Hatshepsut who dressed like a man was Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. They had successful reigns then and could probably at least be Vice-Pharaohs today in the 2020 election. We can only hope that Moses can once again lead us to the promised land despite Pharaoh’s objections.

Thurston K. Atlas

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Elephant restrained by a peg

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 Unparalleled Strength.

The elephant is majestic and revered across many lands, cultures, and over time. The elephant is the largest land mammal in the world with species that grow up to 13,000 pounds in weight. It is a symbol of wisdom, loyalty, reliability, power, and good luck with an incredible memory as well as observable traits and behavior that contradict its huge size and raw strength.

In the wild, the elephant knows no bounds but in captivity, it is taught limitations that ensure its control and ignorance of self. It is controlled by the only means capable, itself, by being subjected to psychological conditioning to ensure its own psychological bondage. That is why a small cord or twine can tether a fully grown 13,000-pound elephant to a small peg knocked only inches into the ground.

It is imprisoned not by physical force but by confinement of its mind. It is manipulated into complicity by limiting the processes of the mind that would enable it to recognize and use its great strength against the bondage of a feeble restraint. It is conditioned to remain restricted and accept a power less than itself, believing it is hopelessly outside of its grasp to attempt resistance.

The initiation is started much like kindergarten where this must be embedded before a level of confident resistance can be exhibited, it must be extinguished early. The elephant must be trained at an early age to accept tethering calmly, this is done by tying one front leg to a peg and then the opposite diagonal rear leg to a different peg thereby restraining the “baby beast”.

This technique alone cannot restrain a baby elephant so the deterrent or restraint must be stronger than the elephant’s young strength at that time to reinforce that there is no escape or resistance against the force that binds it against its will. Chains will do just fine for this. Continuously and repeatedly it will test the chains imposed upon it until it learns that its size and strength are futile against the constraints that hold it physically. No matter how hard or how long its effort to resist is, it becomes useless. Once its determination is broken and the elephant “realizes” this uselessness, then it gives up any further or future attempts believing for its entire life that it is powerless against that which controls it. The physical chains then become the psychological chains that bind the beast even into adulthood.  

The elephant’s determination is then replaced by calm compliance. It becomes no longer necessary for strong restraints that surpass the elephant’s young strength or its two legs to be restrained because now it is adequately conditioned. Sounds familiar? Confinement of the mind once achieve will be self-imposed in most instances with only minimal reminders needed.

The limitations of the mind work on all animals (even human animals too) when once conditioned and with the supporting reminders as constant behavioral reinforcement to maintain a reality that is believed by most to really be your actual limitations. It is a clever and sinister trick long used before Pavlov Theory.

Using the opposite of Pavlov, the absence of a stimulus to elicit a response and instead of anticipating a reward a penalty can be avoided by compliance. The old go along to get along or else is still in full effect.

Even with elephants, peer pressure is used as a continuous reminder of how to behave, like crabs in a barrel to keep you confined with them. Older conditioned elephants demonstrate their compliance instilling a level of acceptance that soothes the young elephants into accepting that’s just the way it is, no questions about it.

The use of that which is most impressionable to something is a highly effective tool of implementation of behavior and beliefs because it comes from a trusted and relied upon source. So once the “baby beast” becomes fully grown and the chains and diagonal leg restraints are no match for their tremendous strength they are still chained psychologically to their old circumstances.

The old circumstances where when much younger their resistance was useless had in reality long ago changed but their mind had not changed making it indeed their current reality with no longer a good reason why. Their size and strength had long ago multiplied to overcome their constraints, but their desire and mentality remained confined conditioned by a small rope and a faulty belief.

The young elephant knew no different but was taught this with no examples or allowances to suggest otherwise. Captivity of a generational herd mentality naïve of self and the unquestioned acceptance that clings to a fate that is vastly different from the reality of its true power and destiny. This is the taming of spirit and dousing of determination where no right to do so existed. It was justified by the need and ability to do so but to no benefit to the elephant but it’s exploitation.

Let’s change the subject name from elephants to people, human beings, not races. The name changes but the game stays the same if you choose to stare at the truth and not flinch. Maybe you have been made into the very thing that you despise the most by being trusting and naïve. Unaware of the reality that has been thrust upon you that is not at all what you believe it to be, much like the elephant.

What peg restrains and controls your mind? You got it the same way the elephant did, unknowingly, and without an understanding of your strength or how. As the elephant grew it still held onto outdated beliefs embedded early on when it could have easily freed itself from captivity. If only it realized that it had the power not only to resist its restraints but to overpower it and choose its fate.

 

The will is what sustains you when the road gets tough but only when you prevent it from being compromised and allow it to expand untethered by the limitations of others regulating influences. Those who poorly regulate themselves would seek to regulate others by their word but not by their deed, indicating if you are smart what is good for the goose may not be so good for the gander.

By what right is this recognized as being above your self– determination, only for the comfort and amusement of another. What about their gain that you contribute to without just compensation that does not reflect your importance to their elevation and accumulation? This power is not negotiated but given away and, in many cases, squandered or much worst not recognized or exercised.

Absent of lies and deceptions power over one’s self is the only authority a person has that does not involve consent and cooperation. If you want to lead, then be an example and possess that which others would be willing to follow that does not demand a subordination of them to your will against their good.

Time brings about a change one way or another, so everything must change and will change constantly even if they remain the same. We see as the captive elephant’s circumstances changed over time, he remained stagnant. As time passes, we should evolve to not invade others’ personal boundaries and human rights to conform to foreign beliefs that are not of their choosing or benefit. Persuasion is the proper tool, not suppression. Mutual benefit not exploitation.

The techniques used to control the masses are driven down in your mind like a peg tethered by faulty socialization now using more advanced processes than physical abuse and this may come as a surprise, but it is just not the “undesirables” of color that are the victims.

Like piranhas the elite feeding frenzy has turned on their very own like cannibals to ensure their elite survival, the middle class is eaten along with the lower class regardless of color. Fear, scarcity, and divisiveness are frequently employed to generate the ignorance of crash dummies to camouflage how you too have been programmed with lies and social engineering. They then conceal their influence and have you turn on each other in a futile attempt chasing your tails while they prosper.

Like Pavlov’s theory when the bell rings you salivate on cue without substance having been socially conditioned but never realizing the basis for your slobbering. Petty distractions abound, motivations fabricated, and conditioning regulated by design to keep us preoccupied against each other instead of the pegs that bind us.

The scales have always been tipped by the elite for the elite since antiquity. Advancing the lies and flat-out misrepresentation of facts and history in America about America. It has created a narrative to bolster the image and perception of the accomplishments of a colonial populist Anglo-Saxon protestant society. It has concealed the degenerate deeds and wealth heist greater than the war criminals of ill repute who are held in the highest contempt.

This cannot persist as an elitist entitled privilege in this day and age where knowledge cannot be hidden so easily and the likes of a homicidal genocidal Christopher Columbus is widely celebrated with a holiday. Likewise, a scientific fraud and racist such as Charles Darwin is not exposed for his detrimental impact on society honoring his absurd debunked biases of sexism and eugenics. These are two of many things that tether the masses to traditional nonsense.  

This is not to expose matters of racism which are obviously practiced still today due to this nonsense but the tethering of minds on both sides of the equation, whether it be for a benefit or a detriment to your existence. This goes on around the world where an endless number of people and circumstances can be substituted or exposed for the propaganda of nonsense presented to tether, condition, and control their people against the people’s greater good while exploiting this brand of social engineering for their own gain.

The general public or we the people have always been subject to exploitation going back to the beginning of time. Now worldwide the realization and the awakening of oppressed people everywhere are challenging the status quo. Power only exists when recognized as such, but fear and cajolery can only control the masses for so long.

I almost forgot, the tethered elephant routinely breaks its binds when suddenly aroused by fear or agitation despite its psychological conditioning displaying the power to uproot large trees or remove obstructions. Fear evoking action and resistance. A child has the strength to rip one piece of paper, but enough paper bound together even a strong man cannot tear apart. The strength of unity is a strength not to be disputed or squandered.

Limitations are on average learned and reinforced behaviors systematically imposed for the good of a hierarchy. Mental control is the most effective manner of control when it is voluntary. You think and feel it is your choice or even worst that you have no choice. You always have a choice but are you willing to pay the price for that choice. That is where the conditioning kicks in as fear of reprisal instead of the satisfaction of a reward contrary to Pavlov.

So, instead of restricting someone release yourself from this mindset. This was engineered in you to feel better about yourself if you can hold someone else down beneath you. Square yourself away first from the social programming that you believe to be a reality and that will make at least one less purveyor of ignorance based on these deceptions in the world.

Supersede your constraints and promote honesty, knowledge, and compassion striving for the vastness of your possibilities while recognizing the radius of your understanding. We the people individually and collectively untethered to expand beyond limitations and conflict. That is why there is a need for deception and a peg to tether our minds. The size and strength of the elephant is unparalleled and the mind of a person without bounds. Free your mind

 

Thurston K. Atlas

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