The Life Cycle of a Democratic Society (and Where We Are in That Cycle)

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By Peter Paul Parker

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

“Everything has a life cycle, and there is actually a life cycle for countries. A number of philosophers and sociologists have written about this. It’s like a plant where you plant the seed, it grows to a seedling, sprouts, matures, drops its seeds and dies. We’re seeing that… and without understanding that, you’re not going to survive.” ~ Dr. John Bergman

We live in a world where the very word democracy is losing its meaning. Democracy is supposed to mean a system of government in which power is vested in the people who rule either directly or through freely elected officials. Rather than going through the pitfalls of that general statement or analysing the left/right paradigm (which has also become null and void as it is controlled by the same people) let us look at the cycles countries and societies inevitably go through in their evolution and, through a brief discussion of the problems humanity is facing at the moment, where we are in that cycle.

The Life Cycle of a Nation

Step one. From bondage to spiritual faith. When people of a country are being repressed by their government, there is a spiritual wakening, or even a renaissance. The resistance of bondage and repressive government helps to unite the people.

Step two. From spiritual faith to great courage. Once you begin to understand the nature of our reality and realise there is actually nothing to fear, then you can begin to exercise your courage against a repressive government — courage which all of us have.

Step three. From courage to liberty. Once you have found your courage, you can stand tall to demand your freedom from your bondage. For example, this has happened in history here in the UK with Magna Carta and in the United States with the Declaration of Independence. This is where true democracy begins to manifest.

Step four. From liberty to abundance. Once people begin to enjoy their new found freedom, they realise this can be good for all and not just few, and abundance is created. In liberty, working together can make life easier for all and everyone can contribute to a better world for all.

Step five. From abundance to complacency. We have seen this now for a few years with the creation of the welfare state and the ‘something for nothing’ culture. Children are not being taught the value and importance of commodities such as fresh organic food, clean water, frequent light exercise, and daily meditation or self contemplation. There is no harm at the door and food comes easy, so our society complacently accepts everything as if it is normal.

Step six. From complacency to apathy. Once a nation hits complacency, then the move to apathy is quick. It is painstakingly obvious that there are gangsters running the governments of the western world, and their rackets are in plain sight. As Tacitus famously said, “The more corrupt the State, the more numerous the laws.” From paedophile cover ups, expense scandals, dangerous technologies being rolled out, massive conflicts of interest, the creation of our money supply by private corporations — all sanctioned in law — and politicians betraying the people by backtracking on their manifesto pledges, to mention but a few. There should be enormous public outcry, but all we see is a relatively few brave souls doing their best to get people to understand, acknowledge and most importantly, act. Apathy has taken hold of our society today. And this unfortunately is heading us very rapidly into the last two steps in the life cycle…

Step seven. From apathy to dependence. We are becoming more and more dependent on money. As the Dalai Lama recently stated, humanity “sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Step eight. From dependency back to bondage. Once we become truly dependent on only money and lose all our other basic skills (such as food cultivation), which today are given away to government and big business, we truly become dependent on them for everything — and we fall back into bondage. The best way to describe this is by a native American Indian proverb: “Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can’t eat money.”

Step nine. From bondage to back spiritual faith… and on it goes.

Democracy is dead, long live democracy.

When you look at the state of the world today, do you think that perhaps people way smarter than me, or dare I say smarter than Dr. John Bergman, actually understand this cycle and are driving our society toward these steps — to get to where they want to be? There is still much controversy over the fact that a world government is being set up under the guise of Codex Alimentarius and Agenda 21, but let us not get into that one. Let us instead look at a quote which will put this all into context. It is widely attributed to be from either Henry Kissinger or a member of the 1991 Bilderberg Conference, however its origin is far less important than the truth it reveals:

“Today, America would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all people of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the world government.”

And I also beg you to listen to US President John F. Kennedy’s last speech before he was shot. It really does appear that he woke up and started to speak out against a massive conspiracy that he saw happening around him, just prior to his assassination.

Undoubtedly, this conspiracy is still happening today, as we tiptoe into totalitarianism. The UK Prime Minister’s recent speech on extremism labelled anyone who engages in critical thinking as an extremist, while the American Psychiatric Association has declared free-thinking and non-conformity to be “illnesses”, including such “symptoms” as include questioning authority and defiance.

But, as the power-mongers increase their push toward totalitarianism, we are beginning to pull in the other. Much of the world is moving away from dangerous microwave technologies like wifi, and rejecting genetically modified foods, for example. This in turn is forcing the totalitarian agenda to accelerate, and governments are now passing outrageous laws so that mega-corporations who produce dangerous products can cover up their dangers and then ignore any claims of detrimental effects they may have on you, in an attempt to accelerate our society’s decline into bondage.

By understanding the life cycle of a society, however, we can see that their accelerating push toward rampant totalitarianism is in fact accelerating our return to spiritual awareness, through their very blatancy.

Democracy is dead. We can get it back, but we need to be strong about it. We need to get past all the propaganda, the lies, and the spin, and focus on what is real. We need to hold our governments accountable for the decisions we know are not in our best interests. And we need to teach our children to be open minded, critical thinkers and free to choose, so they don’t accept the bondage of our society but instead embrace the spiritual awakening that will lead us forward.

So the answer to all this is you. We can bypass this cycle by going straight to the spiritual awakening and breaking the chains of bondage in the bud. It is time for the inner journey to begin, if it hasn’t already with you, and find the strength, and insight to deal with the problems we face together as humanity. It is time to break free of the social programming and pre-conditioning we have all been through. It is not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but we all need to go through it. (We can offer some help and guidance at the Ministry of Health.)

What is it going to take for you to stand up and say “No more”? No more lies, no more propaganda, and no more tyranny. No more wars, no more deceit and no more chaos.

Be part of the rebellion.

Be peaceful, be healthy and be informed.


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About the author:

Peter Paul Parker

Peter Paul Parker has been a musician for most of his career. He started as a bass player and moved on to become a producer and writer of music and songs. Peter has also now moved into the health arena and is a Bach flower advisor, a sound healer, a vegan and health consultant, and was partly responsible for setting up theMinistry Of Health in the UK, a non-government organization comprised of experts in the field of non-pharmaceutical health. Peter is also an activist and writer, highlighting the challenges our world faces and how we can regain our humanity.

Peter wrote and produced the album ‘Wild Child’ by The Spoken X and his own album, ‘Stepping Up’, both released by Metro Publishing. He also wrote and produced his recent album Anahata, Earth Echoes as an expression of love for his conscious awakening, released by New World Music.

Peter is currently working with Dr. Tomasz Kopec on a series of meditation exercises, incorporating his music, binaural beats and tones of the chakras in the mixes.

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Anahata, Earth Echoes

Peter Paul Parker - Anahata, Earth EchoesIn addition to his work with the Ministry of Health, seeker, activist and writer Peter Paul Parker is also an accomplished musician. His album ‘Anahata, Earth Echoes’ is available on the label New World Music. Anahata is the fourth chakra at the center of the luminous auric body, and is considered a gateway to higher consciousness.

In creating ‘Anahata, Earth Echoes’, Peter was inspired by learning about the chakras and experiencing the togetherness of ancient tribes like the Aborigines, the Fijians and the Native Americans he met travelling around the world as a child. The first seven tracks are tuned to the seven chakras, from the base to the seventh chakra, to help you meditate on your chakras — Peter’s small way of helping to raise the vibrations on our planet.

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