Sunday, January 31, 2021



Dear friends,

Good news! People all over the world are finally realizing that we have all been played. I am told by good spiritual European friends, loving people who are faithful to the Greater Intelligence, driven underground for the past couple of years by oppressive socialist controlled governments, that there are massive protests going on against the lockdown scam in France, Spain, Austria, Holland, Denmark, Germany, and elsewhere. This is encouraging.

I am not a Bible and/or gun toting Hillbilly. I don’t belong to any religious organization. I am not urging you to join a church or social group; but that might be a good idea, if you don’t know how to meditate or pray. But we are at a crucial point in the history of America, and the world, when It’s time to decide which side you are on: Evil or Good. Don’t let the decision be made by default. Or, even worse, by media programming. A good first step, if you haven’t done it, would be to turn your TV off. Read a good inspirational book instead. Like: Kahlil Gibran, C. S. Lewis, the Tao Te Ching, the Philokalia, or even the Upanishads, the Mahayana Sutras, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, or the Bible. There are many more.

The situation in America is now actually Biblical. We have a situation where lies are believed by many and spiritual truth is rejected as a lie. So it is very difficult to know which is which. No one should trust any of the US news media anymore. They have been mostly propaganda for many years, but now, it’s virtually all propaganda. The so-called media fact-checkers are actually almost entirely media people checking to make sure that anything that disagrees with the mainstream propaganda is labeled as false or mis-leading. We’re seeing the beginning of wholesale censorship by the socialist media.

The really sad thing is that many self-identified Liberals, who are mostly good people, have been so thoroughly conditioned by neurolinguistic programming over the last 50 years, that they have no awareness of the fact that they’ve been hood-winked. How else can you explain the fact that we now have a fake President, a bought and paid for puppet of the CCP, and corrupt legislative and judicial branches of government, all supported by the mainstream media, owned by wealthy socialist psychopaths who think that because they have lots of money, they are entitled to be able to tell everyone else what to think, what not to think, and what to do. The sure sign of the existence of a Totalitarian regime, call it whatever you want.

They are doomed to fail, but not smart enough to realize that they are actually setting up their own demise. Please don’t go to sleep tonight thinking that this disaster is irreversible. Think only about love, faith in the Higher Intelligence, without which there would be no universe, and the reality that Good will eventually overcome evil.

If you are a Christian, you might want to read the following scriptures about the End Times.

Peter 3 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”

"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people." (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

 1 Timothy 4:1. 2 Corinthians 4:4. Daniel 12:4. Ephesians 6:12. Galatians 1:4. Luke 21:36. Mark 13:32. Matthew 24:14. Matthew 24:36. Revelation 12:9. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Romans 16:19-20. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

ERC 1/31/2021

Sunday, January 24, 2021



Virtually everyone knows about the Rubik’s cube. It has been sold world-wide since 1980 as a puzzle and a toy. But Ernӧ Rubik, a Hungarian architect, was not trying to create a toy when he built the first Rubik’s cube. He developed it as a visual aid in constructing 3-D structural models. It turned out to be a great aid for visualizing 3-D matrix algebra operations. I found it to be very useful in my Calculus of Dimensional Distinctions, the 3-D geometric algebra that is the mathematical basis of the Neppe-Close TDVP model of reality. I recently published a book revealing many of the secrets of the cube. (Secrets of the Sacred Cube, a Cosmic Love Story) But that is another story. The purpose of the video below is not to sell the book, or describe complex mathematical concepts, I’ve done that multiple times. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate a point: The point that a thoroughly mixed cube can be “solved”, i.e. returned to the six-monochromatic- sided state it came in, in under one minute. Check out the video below.

I did it this time in about 11 seconds. Can I do it that fast every time? No. It depends on which of the 42-quintillion-plus possible configurations I have to start with. But I can solve it every time, regardless of how it is mixed, and usually within a minute to two minutes, - if I don’t make any stupid mistakes.

For a signed copy of Secrets of the Sacred Cube, a Cosmic Love Story, by Ed and Jacqui Close, more than 400 pages with five-color pictures and diagrams and a lot more than just how to solve the cube, send a check for $50 to cover the cost of the book and shipping to:

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Be sure to include the address to which you want the book shipped, and let me know the name of the person you want me to sign it for. The book can also be purchased from Amazon and other book sellers, but of course, in that case it will not be signed.

I also still have copies of other books that I would be happy to sign and send to you. If the recipient address is within the US, just add $5 for shipping and handling for the books on the list below:

Transcendental Physics, Edward R Close, PhD (quality paperback) $19.95

The Book of Atma, a book about meditation consciousness, E R Close (Hard bound) $20

Nature’s Mold Rx, the natural solution to toxic mold, Edward R and Jacquelyn A Close $25.50

Big Creek, Trail Guide, History, and Folklore, Edward R Close $20

Healing Oils of the Bible, Dr. David Stewart $19.95 (As life-long best friends, David and I gave each other permission to sign the other’s books)

Some of these books are considered by many people as classics, and may no longer be available in a short time, E.g. unless ithe Book of Atma is republished by another publisher, or I can afford to publish it as a new edition, when the supply I have is gone, the book will be out of print. Just so you know, I am now well into into my 85th year and on a limited income.

Also available as g,an ebook from Reality Begins with Consciousness, Vernon M Neppe and Edward R Close

Saturday, January 23, 2021




America is sharply divided today. But not 50/50 as the political analysts in the mainstream media would have you believe. It appears that roughly one-third of Americans are jubilant, seeing the inaugeration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as getting back on track to global socialism. About one-third of Americans see it as a victory for big-government oppression of individual rights and liberty, and the remaining one-third would just like to ignore the whole ker-fluffle, and get on with living their lives.

Because of political fatigue, I was tempted this morning to join the one-third who are really not interested, and just get on with my life. Afrer all, at least at this momnt in time, I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a comfortable home, thanks to past business successes, on the edge of a wilderness area in the beautiful Southern Missoui Ozarks, I have people who love me, some conditionally, a few unconditionally, and a wonderful canine companion, Max, who only knows how to love unconditionally. I am relatively well-isolated from the craziness going on in many of the large centers of population in the world right now, where I can enjoy nature much as it was seventy years ago. But I decided to post some thoughts again in an effort to encourage those who still see America as the bastion of freedom in the civilized world, and perhaps wake up a few in the other two thirds.

I do know what it was like here seventy years ago, because I lived here seventy years ago. I was a high-school student, eagerly exploring the world of science and the caves and spring branches of Big Creek, a tributary to the Current River. The last American Indian village on Big Creek was inhabited by a small reminant of Shawnee people in 1926, not that many years before I visited the site and found wonderful artifacts still lying around. When I was exploring Big Creek, in the early 1950s, there were still men living in this area who fought in our Civil War. My father ffought in WW II, and after the war, my parents and I moved to this area in 1951.

That summer, seventy years ago, in a box of old books my father bought for a dollar at an estate auction, I discovered two books printed in German: one on analytical Geometry, with exquisite diagrams, and one written by someone named Albert Einstein. The book by Albert Einstein was all about his special and general theories of relativity. In the preface to the book he said:

"I have purposely treated the empirical fundamentals of the theory in einer stiefmütterlichen Art und Weise (an unpedantic fashion) so that readers unfamilar with physics may not feel like a wanderer who cannot see the forest for the trees. May the book bring some one a few happy hours of suggestive thought!”

It did! In my teenage mind, those words seemed to be directly spoken to me, and that summer, I decided to study to become a theoretical physicist. In my mind, this was a natural path for me as an explorer. However, as an outdoorsman, born and raised in close contact with an almost pristine natural environment, eventualy, I had to escape the cloistered halls of acdemia. I converted my several years of formal training to realign my graduate school path into a PhD program in environmental engineering, consistent with my employment at that time as a systems analyst and mathematical modeler of environmental systems in the US Geological Survey.

Studying under some of the brightest minds of the time, I became expert in the modeling of environmental systems, eagerly learning the state of the art. As I became familiar with the existing empirical data and the most advanced modeling techniques, sensitivity analysis, and non-linear optimization programs, I was a little surprised to see some of my colleagues tweaking their models to fit political agendas in order to get research grants. It’s easy to do. That was the beginning of the effort of certain political activist groups to paint global warming as a crisis. Data from ice cores, ancient wood samples, and other empirical sources actually show that global warming and cooling trends far greater than the current one have occurred regularly over the history of this planet. But facts contrary to their agenda are simply ignored by political activists. Sensitivity analyses of climate models based on real data show that periodic solar activity affecting oceanic currents and global atmosheric patterns have far more effect on climate change than human activity.

Should we try to minimize our negative impact on the environment? OF COURSE. But the idea that the world is coming to an end because of normal human activity is not supported by empirical data. Such rhetoric is fear-mongering and exaggeration of various crises, real and imagined, by political activists to gain conrol and force globalization of everything before the world is ready. In their short-sighted passion for political power, activists overlook, or discount as necessary collateral damage, the death and destruction of many human lives caused by their premature actions to force globalization. We have seen this happen again and again under communism sold as democratic socialism (an oxymoron) around the world, primarily in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Maoist China, not to mention Castro’s Cuba and Maduro’s Venezuela. Hundreds of millions of innocent people have died because a few wealthy psychopaths have fooled enough people to gain the political power needed to push radical social engineering as a way to move toward an imaginary communal utopia.

During my lifetime, the policies of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Donald J. Trump, and to a lesser degree, John F. Kennedy, have been about the only brakes on the slide of the USA toward totalitarian socialism and the long-term goal of global Marxist communism. The installation of Biden-Harris Januay 20th 2021 was a big step in the wrong direction for many reasons. But despite that, the world has not ended, and we should never give up hope. God is still in control, and the truth, whatever it is, will eventually emerge. Let’s pray for it to happen sooner rather than later.

I have analized the available election data myself, and I cannot prove mathematically that there was enough fraud in the November election to convince a court of law that the Harris-Biden win is illegitimate. There are many indicators that reveal that widespread systematic fraud was possible, but no absolute proof that it was committed on the national scale. In individual swing states, the implications are more convincing, but critical evidence that would prove or disprove the hypothesis was destroyed. That alone should raise suspicion in the minds of unbiased people. There is no question that there was some fraud in several states, primarly in of the favor of the democrats, that is absolutely indisputable. It’s well documented in several of the key states that gave the election to the candidates opeenly backed by the Global Communist movement. How could this happen in a free country, especially America? The amswer is: Easily! I have seen it in the making for more than 50 years. I am not going to talk about complex theories and lines of argument that might prove conservative suspicions of fraud, instead, I will stick to what I know from personal experience. Please bear with me as I present you with some pertinent historical background.

In the early sixties, when I entered graduate school to work on a PhD in theoretical physics, the number of Chinese students in American universities was on the rise. I got to know several of them. At first, I didn’t think it was anything to be concerned about. In fact, like many Americans, I was proud that bright foreign students would come to the US to learn and take that knowledge back home to help their own country to progress. But, as I got to know them, I realized that most Chinese students were either wanting to escape the oppression of intellectuals by the Chinese communist government, hoping to stay on and find jobs here after graduating, or they were Communist Party operatives. One, in my quantum mechanics class, in an uncharacteristic moment of candor, bragged to me that Communism would be the global government within my lifetime! Surprised by such a claim, I asked if they planned to invade America. “We won’t have to!” He replied, “Khrushchev was right! We will bury America.”

Here is an excerpt from the statement he was referring to, made by Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1958, about 3 years before my conversation with the Chinese student, addressing the Western Bloc of Nations:

"About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether or not we exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations, and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!"

The Chinese grad student went on to say: "The USA is a weak nation. You have the silly idea that you are superior to the rest of the world and that everyone wants to adopt your form of government.”

I was shocked by his remarks. I asked why he thought the US was a weak nation. His answer was: "Your openness makes it easy for us to influence your education, your big companies, and even your government! But we don’t have to do much. The current US population is decadent, complacent, money hungry, and delusional. Within a few generations, with a little help from us, your country will simply rot from the inside!”

After the fall of the Soviet Union, brought about by Ronald Regan’s aggressive attitude toward communism, I nearly forgot about what that Chinese grad student said, thinking that any Communist threat was a surely a thing of the past in America. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. It became clear to me a few years later, that subversive Communist sleeper groups and individuals, many of them actually American-born, were working quietly, converting our educational institutions and mainstream media to propaganda spreaders and our liberal politicians into paid lackeys of socialism. This has been going on for more than five decades. When Donald Trump was elected in 2016, against all expectations, it sent shock waves through the entrenched deep state that had been carefully established in the US for many years.

I know I am repeating some things I discussed in previous posts, but I want this post to stand alone, so a reader won’t have to search other posts for relevant information. The embedded Neo-Marxist operatives and the US politicians they made obscenely wealthy, were enraged when Donald Trump was elected, because he was a multi-billionaire who couldn’t be bought or manipulated. Even the CCP was worried, because he campaigned on “draining the swamp”, and their bought and paid for politicians in the US government were the biggest of all swamp rats. So, even before he won, when Hillary Clinton and the DNC were exposed by Julian Assange in Wikileaks, and began destroying all the subpoenaed material that could incriminate them, plan B was initiated by the deep state to destroy Donald Trump.

I know there are many Americans who don’t believe there is a deep state organization funded by Neo-Marxist globalists operating in the United States subtly working to control how we think. If you are one of those, think for a few minutes what the outward signs of such a subversive operation would be: You would expect to see otherwise rational people, under the influence of linguistic programming to see vague allegations against a pro-free market leader as valid, even after prolonged investigations found no evidence. Otherwise objective reporters, under the influence of linguistic programming would see violence by Neo-Marxist activists as ‘mostly peaceful protesting’ and say things like: ‘Where is it written that protests must be peaceful’, even when buildings were burned, private and public property destroyed, and dozens of people killed. And if you don’t believe that our government has been infiltrated and compromised by ideological operatives, look at some actual statements made by socialist and communist party leaders and some recent statements by members of major US political parties:

“A man who has no sense of history is like a man who has no ears or no eyes, so carefully re-educate the youth, and then re-write history.    – Adolf Hitler

“I propose that what we take is those very poor schools, the Title I schools, triple the amount of money we spend from $15 [billion] to $45 billion a year… Number two make sure that we bring in social workers to help the teachers deal with the problems that come from home.” – Joe Biden

It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes. - Joseph Stalin

"We just can't trust the American people ... Government has to make those choices for people."  – Hillary Clinton

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, and why should we let them have ideas. – Joseph Stalin

To Conquer A Nation, First Disarm Its Citizens.” - Adolf Hitler

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.” – Beto O’Rourke

You will never learn what I am thinking. And those who boast most loudly that they know my thought, to such people I lie even more. – Adolf Hitler

If anyone accuses me of lying, I'll simply say I'm not lying, which is just an extension of the overall lying strategy.” – Mitt Romney

Propaganda, or, as we know it in this country, “fake news” is a major political weapon used by Communist operatives to dominate political thought and preserve ideological security through political correctness. Recently, the Chinese Communist Party issued a policy statement on the “current state of ideology” saying that there should be, “absolutely no opportunity or outlets for incorrect thinking or viewpoints to spread.” Does this sound familiar, CNN, MSNBC, Twitter?

“Any workers leader who arms the bourgeois state with special means to control public opinion in general, and the press in particular, is a traitor. - Leon Trotsky

Trotsky, whose real name was Lev Bronstein, was a leader of Russia’s Social Democratic Party who tried to moderate the struggle between Marxist dictators Lenin and Stalin. He was sentenced to Siberia more than once, escaped and became a part of Lenin’s regime, and after Lenin’s death, was exiled by Stalin as an enemy of the state. He was murdered by an agent of the Soviet Union in Mexico in 1940. This is just one example of how Communist governments will resort to violence if necessary to keep their power and promote their agenda. A prime tenant of the communist manifesto is: “the end justifies the means.”

However, to be fair, even though violent revolution has become the trademark of Marxism, Karl Marx himself did not advocate violence unless it was absolutely necessary. About socialism, he said: “In practice socialism never worked. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about psychology, society, and gross ignorance of human economics.” About democracy he said: “Democracy is the road to socialism.” And, late in life he said: “One thing is for sure: “I myself am not a Marxist.”

I saw evidence of infiltration of US academia first-hand while pursuing a PhD in environmental engineering at Johns Hopkins University in 1971. The professor teaching environmental economics, a course required in my program, was a self-proclaimed Marxist. He made the reading of key parts of the written works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels a requirement for passing his course. I am actually thankful that I was required to read Marx and Engels. I read more than was required for the course because of my natural curiosity about communism and socialism. What I learned was that Karl Marx was brilliant. His thoroughness and depth of thought was truly remarkable! He rationalized the existence of human consciousness and the management and control of the masses of humanity by an intellectual elite through application of the deterministic model of dialectic materialism. I was impressed by his intellectual brilliance as a theorist, and I could have been on board with Marxist philosophy; but spiritually, I knew that when applied to the real world, it was dead wrong. A philosophy that in practice places less value on individual human life than on its ideological agenda, is an inherently evil belief system. It allows individuals to commit crimes against humanity in the name of government.

Modern socialists who call themselves Marxists have taken the teachings of the totalitarian socialist leaders, Joseph Stalin, Mao tse tung, and Adolf Hitler to heart. In order to infiltrate and control our media, entertainment, and educational system, the socialist global war against religion and free-market capitalism is being waged through linguistic programming, not by physical violence, except when deemed necessary. This approach to socialism was laid out by Hitler in Mein Kampf and many powerful public speeches in the 1930s. It was very effective in post-WWI Germany. The language of the American left today is following Hitler’s formula for success almost to the letter. Antifa rioters and their Marxist academic mentors, along with the pro-socialist US mainstream media, and a large number of Democrat and Republican co-conspirators, are using the same approach that the Soviet Union used almost as effectively in Eastern Europe, as Hitler did in Germany. The goal is to dehumanize, demonize and criminalize all opponents to their agenda. The linguistic warfare is simple in principle: it consists of reversing the meaning of words (check your Bible for the signs of the anti-Christ evil) and redefining political concepts. These linguistic principles promote propositions that lead to contradictory self-serving conclusions (See Mao’s Little Red Book).

Using these perverse linguistic programming methods and the re-writing of history, Marxist educators have been indoctrinating our children and young adults in our own public schools for years to believe that America is evil, and that slavery was invented by our founding fathers, when in fact, slavery was common practice around the world long before Europeans came to this continent. All Americans of European descent are vilified as white fascists by the new Marxists, based solely on the color of their skin (the exact opposite of the race-neutrality preached by Reverend Martin Luther King) if they don’t parrot the litany of political correctness defined by the “woke” leftists. Using this clearly evil method of Hitler’s, the lie that white people are innately fascists is promoted by Marxists and socialists embedded in our teachers unions and textbook publishing companies. They have made social science studies effective propaganda tools for the conversion of our youth to socialism. The US mainstream media and Antifa rioters have adopted this redefinition of the word “fascist” to mean all US patriots and people of faith, especially Christians and Jews. This effectively destroys political and religious freedom, and any attempt to have a civil debate.

There is ample evidence that many members of the US House of Representatives and Senate, mostly Democrats, but some Republicans as well, have been compromised by agents and proxies of the Chinese Communist Party. And now we have a president whose family has received millions from the CCP. There is no question about this. The evidence is readily available to anyone willing to do a little research. Why do you think the mainstream media conveniently suppressed this fact from their audience until after the Presidential election?

But don’t despair. All is not lost. A global communist takeover is not a foregone conclusion. Even liberals lulled to sleep by the luxury afforded them by free-market capitalism and subliminal communist lies, can wake up. They will wake up and smell the concentration camp if they realize that their freedom to live and believe as they see fit is about to be taken away from them for the greater communal good, as defined by the political elite. What is going on behind the scenes right now? It’s almost impossible to know. But, in the end, evil, however subtle, cannot win. Be assured that God is still in control. The truth will out!

ERC 1/23/2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021



Today is a sad day for the soul of humanity. There is great rejoicing in the Godless world of the CCP in Beijing China. To those confused Americans who voted for the Harris-Biden ticket this November, please reflect for a moment on what you’ve done. I know you think that you voted for Democracy, but you have actually cemented a fatal step in the long-term plan of Godless Communism to take-over your world. Blinded by years of clever psychological subversion, in 2020, you handed Global Communism a major victory. Many God-fearing Christians, Jews, and Muslims, believers of all faiths around the world have heavy hearts this morning. They feel the gut-punch they have received through your actions/   

A dear friend in Europe puts it this way:

“The horror part of history can start…There is no (longer) organization and no power behind truth and justice. No chance, We cannot imagine what comes… But it’s not about stolen elections 2020. Fair elections will never again exist. Only naive people will go vote and … lose. For the rest of US history.”

It is a dark day indeed. As I write this, our Nation’s Capitol is in military lockdown. According to a news media commentator, more people will show up to see President Trump off from Andrews Air Force base, than to see the inauguration of Beijing’s puppets in DC. My deluded democrat friends, I plan to spend this day praying for your immortal souls.

I am not going to theorize about the evil conspiracy that brought us to this day of forced surrender. I will only speak from personal experience and the concerns of people of faith around the world. The plan was revealed to me years ago by a Chinese graduate student in physics, and I know how people of faith are treated in communist countries around the world.  If you care to think about what has happened, I ask you to start by considering the CCP’s openly stated plans for world domination.

The CCP is a Marxist-Leninist government. The Party General Secretary Xi Jinping presents himself as Josef Stalin’s successor in the process of global domination by Communism. International journalist and former Australian government official, John Garnaut in Engineers of the Soul: Ideology in Xi Jinping’s China” 2019, states that the Chinese Communists idolize Stalin, the brutal dictator who killed roughly 20 million Russians and others through famine, forced collectivization, executions, and labor camps. As practiced by Lenin, Stalin, and Mao, Marxist communism is a totalitarian ideology that despises religious freedom and has vowed to eliminate the “opiate of the masses” from the planet.


Under global communism, human beings are just pawns to be used to achieve the ends of the collective nation state. Individuals are happily sacrificed for Communal goals. Individuals have no inherent rights under Communist rule. In Communism, The only value of an individual human being is to serve the government; the  government does not exist to serve them, as our founders intended when the launched the free society of  the United States of America.


Propaganda, or, as we know it in this country, “fake news” is a major political weapon used by Communist operatives to dominate political thought and preserve ‘ideological security’ through political correctness. Recently, the CCP issued a policy statement on the “current state of ideology” saying that there should be, “absolutely no opportunity or outlets for incorrect thinking or viewpoints to spread.” Does this sound familiar, CNN, MSNBC, Twitter?

To my once liberal friends, brainwashed by years of  left-wing propaganda, please think about the following questions:

1)    Why was Donald Trump attacked so viciously the minute he announced his candidacy for President of the United States?

2)    Why were the intelligence agencies of the US government illegally used against him, as a candidate, and later as President?

3)    Who was causing a huge problem for CCP world economic-dominance plans?

4)    Why did the CCP deliberately allow the Covid virus to spread throughout the Western World with the help of the Communist head of the WHO?

5)    Why wouldn’t the CCP and their operatives in the US do everything in their power to help the democrats defeat Donald Trump in 2020?

6)    Why wouldn’t the CCP want a man whose family has received millions from individuals and companies representing the CCP as President of the United States of America?

7)    Who do  you think engineered the bitter division between political factions in the US?   

The answer to question number one is simple: They couldn't control Donald Trump, and he  proposed to “drain the swamp”. What did that mean? Answer: to expose the corruption in Washington DC. What corruption? Answer: the people who were taking money from foreign sources in exchange for favors. Who did that? I think you know. - It wasn’t Donald Trump.

Sunday, January 17, 2021



NOTE: The first three paragraphs are repeated from my FB post, New material follows.

The world is awash with emotion today: Humanity seems to be having mood swings, alternating between fear and anger, love and hope, hate and despair. Are we on the brink of peace and prosperity, or bankruptcy and war? Today, we are a nation and a world on edge, divided as never before. Half the world thinks the other half is misguided, brainwashed, and deluded by pure evil, and, of course, most of us believe we are the on the good side. Those on the other side are obviously insane! Both sides hope for a bright shining future of peace and love,- after the people on the other side get enlightened. But there seems to be no way to get them to see the light. Because of this, many feel helpless to prevent the world from sliding into chaos, sure that it is the other side’s fault. Maybe today, we are finding ourselves in Hamlet’s plight.

Poor Hamlet! Shakespeare had him say: “There is nothing good or bad, only thinking makes it so.” How many times has this line been quoted and believed? But is it really so? Have you experienced it? If I walk out into the wilderness that stretches from the edge of my backyard away as far as I can see, if I can forget about the political tumult of the world today, and feel the peace and solitude among the rocks and trees, it seems so: the good and evil of the day seem to fade away. However, a short walk may take me to a spot, peaceful and serene, where grizzly, still bloody bones lie among the leaves. It’s the remains of a deer, brought down by predators. So nature is not always as serene and peaceful as we suppose. Nature, it seems, is actually a world of struggle for survival. Is that good or evil? Do animals think of good and evil? Does it depend on our state of mind? Have you seen the pain and fear in the eyes, and heard it in the cries of a mortally wounded animal? Have you felt the happiness of the snapping jaws of hungry wolves when they have food, or seen the joy of the wagging puppies lapping up the life’s blood of the deer? How does the deer feel about it? Are we so very different from wild animals?

Shakespeare also had Hamlet say: “To be or not to be, that is the question” when he found himself a prisoner of his own thinking, and he began to contemplate suicide as a possible way out. Is civilization about to commit suicide? Have you ever heard of an animal knowingly committing suicide? Do you suppose that we might be categorically different than wild animals? Do we have to kill or be killed? Unlike the wolves and the deer, we actually have alternatives to fight or flight: we can choose to sit down and reason. Like the animals, the bodies we inhabit at birth will die, either by violence or by natural causes. But unlike animals, we can choose to see beyond winning and losing. We can even choose to see beyond life and death. Some of us know that there is consciousness outside of the body, and life after death. We have personal and scientific proof. It is no longer just wishful thinking, or a philosophical belief. Yeah, that’s all well and good, I hear you say. But what about this crisis we’re in right now? It’s easy to philosophize and pontificate about good and evil, but do you have any solutions? Anything  practical to suggest?

These are definitely “times that try our souls”, to paraphrase and update what Thomas Paine wrote at the beginning of the first American crisis in 1776. Just like when we were on the brink of the Revolutionary War in 1776, and the second American crisis, our Civil War in 1861, we are now experiencing the third American crisis. We are again a seriously divided nation. In most other wars that our nation has participated in, Americans were at least mostly on the same side. In WW I  and WW II, America joined into on-going conflicts that started in Europe, and we were on the side that most Americans agreed, or were convinced by our leaders, was the side of good against evil. Because of our vast natural resources, and the willingness to fight against evil, America was a decisive factor in those wars. Today, the outbreak of the conflict is originating here, but the division exists world-wide.

As I see it, the root cause of the division is the natural desire for personal freedom conflicting with the equally natural desire for the safety of governmental control. It should be obvious that neither extreme personal freedom, nor extreme social control is practical. A stable civilization depends on a balance between the two. The strength of America for almost 200 years was the Constitution and Bill of rights that were set up to protect freedom and maintain a stable society. However, during my lifetime I have seen the French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville’s prescient observations, made in 1839, come true. In Democracy in America, he wrote:

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”

He also said: “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

The political establishment in Washington DC have raised the trick of bribing the public with their own money to a fine art, and I don’t think most of us would categorize many of the politicians in our government as “superior” men or women. Repeating part of the last paragraph of my last post: I have observed that when one party, Republican, Democrat, or Socialist, becomes dominant in a specific area and/or time period, corruption is sure to follow. Politicians take money offered to help them campaign and win, and they owe favors. And Politicians lie. Period! They lie either by exaggeration and omission, or by deliberate misinformation, to promote the agenda of their party. I have also observed that when an elected official becomes wealthy while in office, you can be sure that that person is either not spending full time as a public servant, or that he or she is involved in corruption.

So we’ve come to this sad state of affairs where politicians are easily bought and paid for by wealthy individuals and foreign governments who would destroy the world’s most successful experiment in freedom and equality. What is the solution to this problem? It is quite simple to describe, but difficult, if not impossible now, to implement. We need to go back to the democratic republic set up by our founding fathers. The positions of President, Vice President, and members of the House of Representatives and Senate were meant to be public servant positions, not opportunities to amass personal wealth. Most of the problems that have led to this dangerous divide we have now could be solved if the following simple rules were implemented at both federal and state levels:

1)      Strict term limits shall be set for all elected officials.

2)      Public servants shall be encouraged to volunteer to serve without pay if they are already wealthy, and public servant salaries, if paid, shall be equivalent to private-sector salaries.

3)      During the term of service, a Public servant shall have no employment other than the full-time job he or she was elected to perform.

4)      Bills presented to congress shall be singular. Un-related tag-on bills shall be illegal.

5)      Public servants shall never be allowed to pass laws raising their own salaries.

6)      Campaign contributions to public servants from outside the jurisdiction of that servant’s office shall be illegal.

There are undoubtedly other rules that would help. The problem is that the greedy politicians who populate our government now will never consider enacting or abiding by such rules. We need to find a way to get the corrupt politicians out of our government. But that’s a tall order, like trying to remove the stink from a herd of skunks! So what can we do?  

Here’s what I suggest and will try to do: First, don’t allow myself to be pulled to either extreme. It is not healthy to hate someone who has a different opinion that I do. Second, realize that when people other than those I voted for somehow get in office, it is not the end of the world. Very few people are pure evil. Third, whether you know it or not, there is an intelligence, far superior to mine or yours, that keeps reality from coming unraveled! It might be worth some of our time to try to contact that intelligence.

ERC Sunday night, 1/17/2021



Why do I believe what I do? I feel like I have to explain myself a little. Maybe I don’t, and most likely, nobody really cares. But here’s my perspective: In many ways, I am an average American. Born after the first World War and before the second World War, mostly raised in Mid-Continent USA, of 98% European ancestry, including Scott, Irish, Scandinavian, German, Eastern European, and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestors. My mother’s family were staunch Democrats, while my Dad was an independent Republican, in a predominantly Democrat county. Both families had many honest, hard-working members, and a few deadbeats who believed that the rest of the world owed them a living. The hard working relatives were democrats or republicans, and the deadbeats were socialists. My Father served in the US Army from 1925 to 1929, and in the US Navy from 1943 to 1947.

Perhaps not so average, I have vivid memories all the way back to my birth, so I remember a lot about the second World War, and life in America from 1936 until the present. I have also lived, worked, and travelled  in countries and territories outside the US, including Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, and Latin America. I have also studied and done research in several major Universities.

Concerning politics, I have observed that when one party, Republican, Democrat, or Socialist, becomes dominant in a specific area and/or time period, corruption is sure to follow. Politicians take money offered to help them campaign and win, and they owe favors. And Politicians lie. Period! They lie either by exaggeration and omission, or by deliberate misinformation, to promote the agenda of their party. And when an individual becomes a partisan activist, that individual sees everything through the lens of the party’s propaganda. He or she sees nearly everything the other side says as lies, and justifies, and often even BELIEVES the lies promoted by his or her party. I have seen many examples of this, on both sides, liberal or conservative. That’s why I am not a Socialist, Republican or a Democrat.

ERC 1/17/2021

Friday, January 15, 2021




I try to be as apolitical as possible. I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I try to be unbiased and look for ways to find the truth. That’s hard to do in highly charged political times like we have now, because if a political partisan finds that anything I say is contrary to his belief system, then he thinks I am on the other side, and tries to find a way to discredit me. That’s OK, I expect that. In such divided times, it really is difficult to know what is true. But the facts are out there, There is truth, there is spin, and there are deliberate lies; and it takes real research and work to discover which is which.

What about the recent Presidential election? Apparently about half of the country believes that the election was honest, and about half believes that it was rigged! Was there fraud? Was it stolen? Was it fair? Is it over? There are many claims and counter-claims, many arguments and counter arguments swirling around us. How can anyone know what’s true, for sure? Is there some way to clear our minds of bias and have an objective look at the facts? Well, there is data, and there are mathematically valid ways of analyzing data.

As a mathematician, and there some who think that I am a pretty good one -one of the degrees I’ve earned is in mathematics- I can tell you something about the election that’s at the very least, very interesting: When the probability of the counting, at the same time in several states, those considered to be “battleground swing states”, of thousands of votes for one candidate, that happen to be just enough to make him the winner, is carefully calculated, it is clear that something supernatural happened.

The probability that the real data reported and certified by those states is consistent with statistical expectations of the registered voters of those states, is about the same as that of a bomb exploding in a junk yard causing the used parts, bits and pieces to assemble themselves into an automobile that you could climb into and drive away! Couple that with the fact that no observers were able to observe what the poll workers did due to Covid social distancing, and some of it happened after all the observers were sent home, it makes the results very suspicious.

I am aware of the saying: “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” And the argument that, even if the chances of a given event occurring are one in a million, that one event could still occur. But, until the real facts are known, statistical analysis is the most objective measure we have, and any way you analyze the data, a red flag pops up. Something highly unusual is going on. But when all the facts are known, what will history record?  

George Orwell said: “History is written by the winner.” And when asked if history would treat him well, Winston Churchill replied: “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it!” And he did! Between 1948 and 1953, he published THE SECOND WORLD WAR, in 6 volumes, and between 1956 and 1958, he published A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES in 4 volumes.

So, what will history record? If Democrat Joe Biden actually becomes our next President, as everyone is telling us will happen next week, it may be the first time in the history of the world that George Orwell is proven wrong, and history is written by the loser.

ERC 1/15/2021




Dear Friends,

Every day of our lives we choose, consciously or unconsciously, between good and evil, between truth and deception, between faith and folly, and act accordingly. Do you choose to believe that we are the accidental results of the combination of pieces of debris flying away from an explosion that happened billions of years ago? Do you choose to believe that good and evil, truth and falsehood, Eternal Spirit and original and eventual nothingness are just ideas that we can adopt to fit our favorite social, religious, or  political narrative? If so, then you should be a used-car salesman, sell vacuum cleaners to people without carpets, refrigerators to Eskimos living north of the Arctic Circle, or a politician selling socialism to the poor. Are you a purveyor of good or evil?

We are not debris flying away from an explosion. No explosion has ever created anything but chaos, and never will. No universe has ever been observed without consciousness, never will be. Materialistic science has not proved that there is no intelligent design behind the physical universe, and it never will.

On the other hand, if you choose to reject the many seductive lies of this world, look for valid proof of reality, and dig back into your subconscious mind, where you may have pushed your Soul, you will find the Truth. This is what the enlightened Spiritual Beings of all ages have taught.

Is there evil in the world, call it Satan, or whatever you choose, yes, of course there is! Is there good, call it god, goddess, nature, pure consciousness, or whatever you please, yes, of course there is! And you have the freedom to choose. What you choose to believe will determine what you will experience.  

So, you must choose, in every life, every day, every quantum instant, what you will believe. Choose well. Not only your life, but your existence in eternity depends upon your choice!

ERC 1/15/2021