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The Real Message Behind George Floyd's Death

shutterstock_1742485385.jpgGeorge Floyd was lying face down, handcuffed on a city street.  One officer held his back, one held his legs, and the other kept his knee on the right side of his neck for almost nine minutes.  He yelled “Please”, “I can’t breathe” “mama” and “don’t kill me” before losing consciousness and dying.  What was different about this one man’s death than the death of so many others (most especially the deaths of so many other people of color) that have happened at the hands of authorities?  The answer is, the entire world saw it!  And the entire world saw it at a time when the distrust for authority was already at its peak due to the government actions taken during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

loot.jpgDemonstrations and protests began to take place all across the nation.  They turned from peaceful to violent.  The riots have not stopped. Instead, they are escalating.  Now, the national guard is being called into cities across the nation.  But those who took to the streets to peaceably protest or to vandalize or to loot or to set things on fire, were not all people standing up against the injustice of what a white officer did to a black man.  It is true that some were there for that reason.  Some were there because black lives matter.  But others were there to rise up against the tyranny of a government that they could clearly see was against instead of for the people… With all the restrictive measures taken in the name of Covid-19, these people have been slowly pushed to the boiling point for the last three months.  The death of George Floyd was merely the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ so to speak. And still others were there to deliberately cause violent opposition between citizens and government officials.  And it is this reality that should snap people out of the automatic reactivity that they are caught in immediately.    

 If you are like most people in the world right now, you are probably thinking “what the hell is going on right now?”  And you should be thinking that right now.  You are caught in the swarm of the chaos of mixed motives.  We are all on different pages, fighting for our own subjective best interests.  We are inundated with so many conflicting news stories that no one knows what is real or fake.  We are caught in the perfect storm.  And we are caught in that storm, brokenhearted.      

opp.jpgWelcome to controlled opposition.  I want you to imagine that someone wants to make a change that will negatively affect you.  They know that you will react poorly, making you harder to control.  But they want to control your reaction. So they introduce someone who appears to be on your side.  Maybe an advocate, a leader who you will feel has more authority or power than yourself.  Really, this person is already controlled by them.  But you don’t know it.  Controlled opposition is a rat trap designed for those who wish to break free from control.  

Controlled opposition is a chess play that is being played by individuals who (due to their trauma and subsequent need for control) have been playing chess with people as their pawns and knights and bishops and rooks for most of their life.  Controlled opposition is the current chess play that the human race is stuck in.      

shutterstock_1182361474.jpgI am going to tell you the truth today even though it is a truth that is unsavory.  Your entire bi-partisan political system is a game of controlled opposition.  It doesn’t matter whether you vote red or vote blue. Today, the people with the actual power, the people behind major corporations, employ government officials as puppets.  They use these puppets to play the role of villain or hero to give you the illusion that the game is not rigged and to distract you from what is actually going on; the objective picture.  The freedom you thought you had was not actual freedom.  It is time to break out of the illusion.    

Infiltration by establishment is not paranoia or conspiracy theory.  It is not a rarity.  It is the norm throughout human history.  

Today, controlled opposition is serving as a tool for ‘divide and conquer’.  I don’t want you to make an enemy of all people who own major corporations.  I don’t want you to think that everyone in the government is against you.  I simply want you to open your eyes and see that some people with a lot of power, want you to fight one another.  And so, I ask you to answer the question:  If those people with power are able to use other people in the government (who have more power than the average citizen) as chess pieces and they want you to riot and they want you to get violent… WHY?      

We are in a time where thinking deeply and stepping back to see objectively is an absolute necessity.  It is all there is to do when you find yourself swallowed in an ocean of contradicting information where nothing is adding up and things are never what they seem.  And yes… Things are not what they seem!  They never have been, but now the people of earth are finally seeing it!

If those individuals who want to control you, want conflict, want riots, want violent opposition between citizens, want you separated and want you divided against one another, then the chess move you need to make is to unite.  You must do the opposite that they would have you do.  The heat is being turned up on you and you are being called into radical unification

shutterstock_1363175324.jpgUnification is not easy.  It means taking the villain and the victim both as a part of yourself.  Stop doing what people have always done.  Stop dividing into ‘groups’ that oppose one another.  Start to look at the ‘person’ inside everyone.  The power that people either have or are given, causes us to no longer see them as people.  The soldier who storms into your house with a gun is a person.  The owner of the corporation who is playing a zero-sum game against his own buyers is a person.  The black man who walks into a store with a 20-dollar counterfeit bill is a person.  The person refusing to wear a mask is a person.  The person who insists you wear one, is a person.  Each one is a person with needs, feelings, thoughts, values, vulnerabilities, strengths and preferences, all of which add up to the picture of why they think that what they are doing is ‘good and right’.  If you cut them, they will bleed red. 

You have to look for the person inside the ‘persona’ people wear.  We have got to stop this game of “us and them’.  How are you the same as “them”?  What needs are the same?  What feelings are the same?  What values are the same?  What motives are the same?  Look for commonalities.  Look for ways that you can go in the same direction.  Look for the third option that meets both your needs and theirs and work together towards it.  Put your energy towards what you are for rather than against.          

shutterstock_1109424086.jpgThe human race is being tested right now.  The test is this: Will you choose to end the zero-sum game?  A zero-sum game is essentially when one person’s gain is another person’s loss.  It is an ‘I win and you lose’ scenario.  And though humanity itself is taking that test, you cannot take it for humanity.  You can only take it for yourself as an individual with the person who is in front of you.  Humanity is made up of individuals.  If individuals cannot end the zero-sum game within themselves and with others, it doesn’t matter if they are passive democrats or raging republicans or libertarians or nonpartisan.  Without knowing it, they are all in fact voting for war.  It is not possible to change your world, while you as an individual, remain the same.       

Conflict is the bait being laid out for you and so, I leave you with this:


The space between skin and skin

is torment.

But here

The space between souls

makes the space between skin and skin

a comfort.

The truth is hidden

and yet its murmur reaches us.

In the sweet luxury of a smile

In the brief consumption of embrace

It tells you to look deeper…

To look deeper.

Look beyond the space between us all and


that you are that smile.

You are that embrace.

You are the civilian

whose life was lost to hatred.

You are the man

who strapped a bomb

to your own body,

and in the name of hatred,

took those lives.

You are the earth

that held them both

and converted their bodies

into new life. 

Your pain is a congress of tears

called the ocean.

Your joy is a collation of light

called the sun.

The murmur of truth

tells you to look deeper…

To look deeper.

Until the truth is revealed

that there is no space

between skin and skin.

That there is no space

between souls.  


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Thanks, Teal, and thanks everyone for your insightful comments. The first thing that comes to my mind as to WHY they want us to fight and riot is so that they have a reason to arrest people. A fascist government would then have a good excuse to say, “hey guys, we have to restrict your freedoms because if we don’t, then you riot and burn shit down.”

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Teal, that was beautifully written. I could not agree more. I started off with a very politicized view but as of this morning my heart is open. Everything I see is within me. I take all of this as part of me and love it unconditionally. I hear the pain. I acknowledge the depth of despair, hopelessness, fear, and sorrow. I feel the anger. I feel it all. I stand beside everyone with an open heart. 

When you are roaming the ethers - are you seeing a dark flowering effect on plasma body level? FataLE invasion? 


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It is a chess game between individual awareness and collective awareness. Pitting one against the other. To the progressive, the collective is easier to control, except for those pesky individuals who influence the collective to go into an entirely unexpected direction. Could they be the 'collective resistance' of the collective? Unconscious perhaps. They are the proverbial wizard behind the curtain (an unseen force). A few links on progressives. They operate from the shadows. I couldn't find an interesting sculpture shown on one show long ago. It depicted a couple of 'angels' beating away on a metal sphere representing the earth. The phrase engraved was "To thy heart's content". The interpretation given was that as the metal earth is heated in the forge, it glows red then white hot. At the white hot stage where chaos reigns, the beating will easily be shaped into the heart's desire. Not so when cool, times of peace.

The zero sum concept does exist in some forms, if you narrowly restrict scope. If I eat the last food off your plate, before you can eat it. You will go hungry.  See the phrase last food off your plate. That is the restriction. But there is other food than that on your plate. Its a false argument assuming the restriction is faulty or inaccurate. You can see this on many concepts over time. At one time, it was thought that the sound barrier could not be broken. It was eventually. At one time , it was thought that there was a limit to farming food. It too was surpassed.   Being a skeptic, does have some benefits. I question the limits placed by solution givers.

Why does the news gives you short clips and creates a narrative for you to swallow? Why is it that the conclusion as to what happened is being rushed? Barely a few hours and chaos erupts over this issue?  I agree that the incident does need a through review, but not a rush to judgement. History has shown us how that goes can cause unnecessary death and destruction. Maybe the answers don't fit the narrative, where the white knight rides in with a 2,000,000 page solution. Read the fine print first and read each and every page and have 2,000,000 friends of various background go through it with a fine toothed comb. Of course you'll hear: No. No. No. You have to pass it to see what's in it. 

Great article.

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Right now it feels like it’s everyone vs racists. They’re everywhere, they don’t want unity, they want separation. How can I make someone see the color of our skin doesn’t make us different?? I know the government never had our best interests at heart and the answer is unity but how can i unify with a group of people who’s entire belief system is built on segregation?? 💔

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12 hours ago, dan578 said:



Accept that the illusion of differences is only in ones own actions towards another person or ethnicity "where identity diversity is welcome in every simple change that we observe creating tranquility marvel and acceptance in recognition of each others soul divinity, which breaks down the created rhetoric of racisms agendas created by Governments under the influence of greed and control of the feeble minded sheep, that inside are really wolves that have been drugged and bound by the speeches of the past from the rhetoric from dead men's desires needs and beliefs  misinformation to control your own thoughts. 

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While I agree with the bigger picture, this felt a bit like spiritual bypassing. Without acknowledging our actual internal racism, a huge problem isn’t addressed. 

I also found it interesting that out of all the examples she used, she happened to use a black man associated with counterfeiting money (none of the other examples mentioned the race of those involved) 🤨 


Just reflecting...

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You keep making me cry after, how many years? Thank you, Teal. I love you to pieces.

What do you guys think, did the cops not care? I mean, to me the guy kneeling on George Floyd's neck seemed oblivious to the immense amount of suffering that he was in. I find it unspeakably sad that it's possible for a human to become that calloused. I'm blanking on the officer's name right now, sorry. The thing is, I can see that people are capable of doing some absolutely horrendous shit AND like it. It's just, when I see a thing like that I wonder, when is he gonna stop? Doesn't he fucking notice what he's doing? I don't get that.

Well,. I feel like there are several aspects of mine typing this thing. Keeps switching back and forth.

Thanks for this blog post, Teal! A few million people should shout it from a few million rooftops. I said it before and I'll say it again, the world needs you. It's wonderful to be here with you.

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1 hour ago, UnicornFairy said:

While I agree with the bigger picture, this felt a bit like spiritual bypassing. Without acknowledging our actual internal racism, a huge problem isn’t addressed

I disagree. She said that it is not possible to change the world while you remain the same, suggesting internal reflection. 

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6 minutes ago, Catalina29 said:

I disagree. She said that it is not possible to change the world while you remain the same, suggesting internal reflection. 

Yes, but the internal reflection she suggested was relative to the reactivity that is going on, not relative to racism. And the fact that some people don’t see that feels like a gaslight. 

When Teal posted her blog about school shootings, she was very vocal about not expecting anyone directly affected (loved-ones of those injured/killed) to have compassion or forgiveness in the situation. And yet with this it feels very... “turn the other cheek.” 

Once again, I don’t DISAGREE with what Teal said, and I mostly agree with her content. I just think she missed the mark on some things, and those are my genuine feelings 🤷🏾‍♀️

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Libertarians never choose war or division or separation. The foundation of libertarianism is based on NAP: the Non Agression Principal. When you truly understand libertarianism you understand it's not a political philosophy it's a spiritual one, based on earnestness. People who are willing to tell them selves the truth and see the contradictions within them selves and other. 

Please dont drag us through the mud pretending you understand libertarians. We are the who are and have ended the wars within us and externally. 

Voluntarism is the society we are headed towards assuming people choose to question everything, assuming people stop lying to themselves. 

With Love,

The Spritiual Libertarian

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