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When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall – Think of it, ALWAYS.”
Mahatma Gandhi 

Truth” series-” Behind Iron Curtain” part 5 
(Life Under Communists)
By Maya 

Welcome you all who made a time to visit this part of the series. Please pay attention because what I describe here is a real picture of life in a socialist country under a communist government and no matter what you might think, you are on the way towards it if you do not wake up soon from your notion that something like that can’t happen here, in the USA. Trust me, it can and very easy, after all, you did prepare a grounds for it, although many still do not realize it. 

Please be aware that this content shall be about life in Czechoslovakia, a country that had it still best among those suffering countries caught in a socialistic trap. Second I would put Hungary and worst of all I would say had it Romania under that horrible tyrant Chauchescu with his slovenly, grasping wife. Russia, I did mention in previous parts. 

I would pick my starting point from my age of 15 because that was a highly significant point in the lives of the growing generation – becoming adult-citizens.
We obtained a so-called “citizenship passport,” which had to be carried at all times when one left the house. We could be checked at any time by police with questions such as: “Where are you going?”, “Where do you work?”, “Why aren’t you at work today, it’s Tuesday morning, isn’t it?” etc… We were checked at the movies if we qualify for a film rated age 15 up, at the times of longer hair fashion boys were often taken from the streets to police departments where they involuntary lost their tresses, heads shaved, plus received beating when resisted. 

Work: 


I have mentioned in chapter 4 that there wasn’t any private company in existence anymore because All was nationalized and that way in government hands. So for that reason, the structure of newly created companies was just the same everywhere. Something like here is Postal service. (That one too, of course)
Now, in order not to leave the tiniest trace of that old, bad capitalistic system, no more company presidents as titles have been used. New bosses were members of the communist party, now named directors. Under the director, there were other departments, and their leaders were called actually “comrade leader” in an exact translation, but their positions were something like management. So besides personnel, wages, and similar basic departments every company had, then there were departments relevant to specific industries, obviously. 

However, under the director in every company, there was always a very special and most prominent department
(of course totally unproductive, not contributing ANYTHING of the slightest value to the company and quite a bit feared, but of course well paid) for which name there is no translation because it was newly created under communists, the first time in history, and had to do with “checking” and “judging” behavior of every employee where one stands regarding political beliefs. If you were a communist, “green light” for you. If not, which was of course the majority, we must be careful and keep in line, keep marching and keep our opinions and thinking for ourselves. So it happened that most often the brightest and most capable workers were paid much less and had no chance for any significant promotion, or similar, as the “elite” those being “elite” only in one instance already mentioned communists. 

Wages: 

That was very simply structured. If you were, for example, a clerk in the wages department, that same salary was paid everywhere in that particular department and that’s it. The salary itself was comprised of 4 parts. First, there was a base, let’s say 1500Kc (Czech crown). The second part was a plus, according to how one qualified for your position considering education. If one fulfilled requirements (high school, university, etc…) then received the whole portion, it could be for example 150Kc plus to add. The second part was for the length of experience. If just starting, nothing added, it’s fulfilling required years, plus another 150Kc could be added, or somewhere in between. The final, third addition was “political. ”No communist, no third portion. (better say no member of com. party) This was precisely what I always missed. And with me the majority of the nation. Sometimes that amount was so very needed to family, especially with more children, so here and here some people simply joined…then keeping their opinions firmly hidden.
My “political” boss was coincidentally a rather friendly woman saying often to me:
“Why don’t you join, we need people like you and you’ll get more money.” She obviously wasn’t too great a judge of character, because I was a so-called the “RIGHT” (meaning West wing oriented person) which I had to carry in my references, always) and also of strong character and conviction…so…no easy life…
Still, no matter being members or not, we had a lot of meetings, (not during working hours though) where we were forced to listen to the leader’s self-praise for extraordinaire achievements of the communist party, although we didn’t see any. But what did we know?
We were not elite and we were supposed to shut up and keep marching by directives. 

Leaving any position besides totally unqualified work (usually done by retired seniors to boost skimpy income, such as washing dishes somewhere in a restaurant) was extremely difficult. Depending on how many years of work one had, there was a set up a precise time when it would be possible to leave without facing consequences. It was up to six months. So how could one find a new job if not being happy with work or company or simply wanted some advancement? What company would be waiting for 6 months for an employee? But when someone would leave under “no matter what,” condition, this had been noted on one’s personal reference list and forwarded to a new company. It usually stated; “was let go for “absenteeism,” and that no matter if one worked somewhere for 10 years without a single day being absent for work. Then poor victims had a very hard time finding work. So that much for having a chance for advancement or promotion… That has been “reserved.” 

By the way, unemployment benefits were non-existent. Everybody must work. It was up to us to find work. Also when we were checked on the streets and asked where we worked and said “temporarily nowhere,” we were taken IN!! to see why, when, what, etc…The simple answer “looking for work” didn’t make it. 

Vacation: 

Check the beauty of your own country and if you really want to travel, visit neighboring socialist countries.” That was it. The chance to see some other places came much later but were almost impossible to get a visa anyway. In the beginning, nobody could travel. But who would be interested to go somewhere there was poverty even greater than we had. Only the sea in Bulgaria was of some interest because our location Czechs) in central Europe didn’t provide that. Once in a blue moon when someone “got out” visiting “west” and that person upon return (if one did return 😀 – that was how people never came back and became refugees) was the center of attention and endless questions. (Mentioned in 1st part of series – prologue “The Border.”) We were simply like birds in a cage. 

Medical: 


Because there were no “Insurance Companies” in existence we all had universal medical and dental coverage. We couldn’t pick up our own doctors or so. We “belonged” to the nearest central clinics according to where we lived. If we moved, which happened very seldom because there was a tremendous shortage of housing of any kind, then we had to switch to the nearest medical establishment. All was always centralized in one large building, from family physicians to dentists. Waiting was endless….too many people in lines…
Dental was the worst as far as work is done. Not due to unskilled dentists, but they had to save on everything. No white fillings even on front teeth (that came much later, but never on back teeth anyway) so I saw even very young girls with dark fillings in front teeth, which was horrible, but no choice. There wasn’t a private dentist to go to either, obviously. Dentures, problem. Root canals often without numbing. I was actually surprised when I saw here they do it.
In a hospital (which were really clean and all that) were usually a minimum of 8 plus people in one room, with no dividers whatsoever, so all knew what was going on with others when doctors came on the main visit. And so on. 

Shopping: 

When I came to this country and occasionally had a discussion about this topic, everybody was turning head, not believing that all stores were actually identical everywhere and had the same prices. Something like it is happening here, for example with “Home Depot” etc… but nothing in between. So textile stores, hardware, supermarkets were the same everywhere… that is with their logos including inside choices. 

Advertising was non-existent… after all, what for? There was nobody to compete with. Sales discounts were non-existent, except perhaps when there was a broken piece occasionally or so, one could get it cheaper.
I can tell you now a short, but rather funny story here…

When watching TV (shortly after coming to the US) we saw an ad from Sears on some linen sale that stated something like this: “Great sale only for 2 weeks, use this opportunity to save.I said to my husband with the greatest disappointment: “How very unfortunate that we do not have money to buy it, it would be so good to save on this.” I meant it seriously, I really thought that this sale was a one-lifetime event and I’ve missed it. I’ve never seen sale ads like this before. 

There wasn’t any choice in anything. Two brands of TV, one from Hungary, one ours. Take it or leave it. Same with only small, actually mini, refrigerators, stoves…Even when people saved some money, they had to wait in the longest lines for this or that, no choice, and often just returned home not being able to buy what they needed. Basics were lacking. People were handy, inventive, knowledgeable, talented, but no! That would be just a capitalistic way. No small
businesses. Nothing that couldn’t be controlled by the government from A to Z. 

Another story that amazed me when I lived in NYC. We both walked a lot to save money on public transportation so once during such a walk on a sunny day, suddenly started raining.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. In no time on street corners (it was NYC) appeared umbrella sellers. Like they would fall from the skies. And money was made 🙂 I thought how wonderful it is to be able to open up your own store, start your own business, do something that you want to do, and have a chance to do it. 

You know, at those times America was a “dream world” for people living in socialistic countries. It was tough to get any good information about life here; also propaganda was strongly negative, but still, occasionally some film made it in, and we could see something of what we also had before WW2 and elders remembered and communists destroyed. (See part 2-3…) 

FREEDOM! And we wanted it again. We wanted to pursue our dreams, utilize our talents, see the rest of the world. At night we tried to catch on the radio broadcast “Free Europe” from London, where at least we could find out a little bit of what was happening in the rest of the world. Some people had relatives overseas from times after war and earlier. Many people escaped in 1968 (Czech revolution against visiting us unexpectedly Russia) and then was again the end of chance. In those years escaped many talented people of various professions, such as Martina Navratilova and Ivan Lendl, tennis.

Although I intend to write a special, comprehensive article about education (in general) I would like to mention here that there was one great thing communists gave us. Quite superior education. I wasn’t aware of it until I came here, what high level of education we received.
But I also realized the real reason for it. They did it actually because they needed qualifying, skilled people in order to stay self-sufficient as a country, because trade with a “West” was impossible and us seeing what was available in capitalistic countries was undesirable for them. They tried to convince us how very bad you were… 

I do not see any other explanation. Because at the end that was their downfall. I knew it all, understanding why our communism was so hated… I was always avid reader and tried to discover proof of what I thought. Many did just the same. 

From Marx (Marx’s Capital was duty reading, I read it at age of 13-14.) through all history and all the rest. We knew we lived something that didn’t “match.” What we were told and promised all the time wasn’t reality. But “they” insisted it will happen. “WHAT?” Yes, it was happening just like it all starting here… sliding deeper and deeper in poverty and faster down the hill. 

But no, I understood with my young brain that “IT” (bloody communism) couldn’t happen and shall not happen ever anywhere because the idea of communism cannot be realized, EVER! (About this in the next chapter.) We studied languages. We studied everything. One of our universities in Prague is the second oldest in Europe after Sorbona in Paris, France. Exams to get accepted by universities were extremely difficult but were conquered. There also was very much used preferential treatment for children of communists, but still, they must fill universities anyway. Everybody wanted to study, wanted to know, wanted to understand. And we did. And our students made revolutions. In 1968 (Russia took care of it – unfortunately) but then in 1990 we have won. Russia was deeply in debt, having huge problems of their own and then, changes happened there also in a line with the dissatisfaction of suppressed lives of people, and… Berlin Wall Fell!
Families forcefully separated (by communists) joined! People found freedom again. Freedom from Communism! 


This sentence I am adding today on Sat.7 Nov. 2020
, due to the situation in the US.

Nowadays…
Russia became THE most beautiful, rich with everything, deserves to be visited (visit Moskow you would be absolutely in shock) comparing it to the one from the end of the war in 1945 and start of commies revolution in 1946-1990-ties where poverty was a killer. Where families (not related) were sharing tiny apartments with hanging blankets to trying to achieve some privacy… After all, that was a communist Russia that caused all that suffering, prisons, poverty, lack of basic everywhere. Just prisons were nicely filled.

These were revolutions for Freedom!!! 

To get out of something that was unacceptable.
I’d like to digress here for a second…
I recently came across totally brain-washed via the wrong direction by Meghan McCain as she spoke so ridiculously and passionately for revolution. The poor girl revealed herself as a total dummy. Everybody with an ounce of knowledge of history and a glimmer of understanding of events I described in my series must know the truth and hold on to what you still have left with your life. Yes, you are going where you should never ever have turned and trust this new, obviously socialists government, but hopefully, you’ll see the light in time.
Although I must stress one other thing. You have a lot of work to do. Because progressives are brain-washing your children. History is not taught. They are actually 2 reasons for it. One I don’t wish to mention and another is that they (socialist and communists) learned well from mistakes that happened regarding educated nation…It is very difficult to conquer. It can’t be fooled with flowery, learned speeches, following socialistic manuscripts. 

No matter what commies tried, we never were fooled! We were forced as a small nation by giant Russia-it’s government (of course, commies) again, not by their people, those were the biggest sufferers of all socialistic nations) but we kept together. Yes, it was easier in the sense that we were one nation and small and we ALWAYS talked politics. We were always against tyranny. And we won.
So now, there (I am reminding you I am writing this in 1990-ties) they kept you less and less informed, they replaced real knowledge with sexual education and similar damaging nonsense for small children who are not ripe even to understand it and neither other ridiculous things. Children do not know how to read often in high school (statistics). How could one learn then? We had to read in 1st class at age 6-7-top! Otherwise no 2nd grade. And that happened once in a blue moon. Mostly only with a child that might get sick and missed some months of learning, so they had to repeat the first-grade class.
But more about education in my special issue.
You have problems now that were created by not decent, hard-working Americans, but greed and hunger for power. By those who want to destroy this country and take a direction to something that was proven several times as an ultimate fiasco.
And your students know NOTHING, DO NOTHING. What a shame! And are actually active against not just you but themselves! What an irony and weirdness of it! 

Hold onto your freedom, once lost it could be for good! Educate your children! Educate yourself! 

With you in freedom,
Maya 

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Absolutely Politically Incorrect


“When People fear Government, it is called Tyranny. When the Government fears People, it is called FREEDOM!”
Thomas Jefferson

Absolutely Politically Incorrect
by Maya

I do love to write. On any subject, really, because there is always certain excitement building during the process (at least I have that special feeling) and also a bit of challenge present itself to be conquered…

However, there is one subject I intensely dislike and that’s politics. Because I fear that my whole effort here could be discovered as divested of even the smallest vestige of enthusiasm, I am bringing that possibility right upfront.
But, still, in hope that all shall end up successfully, I’m moving ahead, calmed down that my readers would understand…
I actually never thought that I write anything anymore  “smelling” of politics because I’m a political refugee from a communist country and came to the US to “embrace freedom.” ( I’m not an economic refugee, to make it clear.) I’ve decided never ever to pay attention to politics anymore, my experiences were just way enough for one’s life…

However, events happening nowadays make me (and endless thousands of others who came to this country for the same reason as I did) very uncomfortable and to put it in simple English, I’m in perpetual shock nowadays. Knowing history very well and actually lived under all 3 regimes, communists, socialists, and capitalists,  I somewhat assumed that Americans know it also and realize with at least great discomfort what is happening around them.
Yes, I could see a glimmer of improvement lately thanks to some “heroes of the day” who at least try to put light on things and are not afraid of disclosing the TRUTH, but still majority of people simply “sleep”. And that fact could bring them such surprises, that they might wish to rather sleep forever than live through that new “life?” that is being so stealthily and surprisingly forcefully “gifted” to them.
But, not deep analysis today, I don’t want to talk about real politics, just about political “correctness”.
So, here it goes:

“If  you are politically correct then you voluntarily accepted membership in a herd”
Maya

Doesn’t sound good to you? No, it shouldn’t, but it’s the truth. I know it, I lived my life under political correctness longer than you and to be honest I think I could have been saved this one too.
So, what’s the deal?
The answer is right in the name of it:
Politically incorrect.
For whom? You? Your children? Your neighbor? Your friends? The nation?
Did you feel something was missing in your life before this “invention?” I tell you something. The Communist iron rule says this: “Who is not with us, is against us”.
Do you like that?
So please, kindly show me here the most important ingredient, the dialog! Perhaps someone helps me, I just simply couldn’t find it, I even have a strong suspicion it’s missing!  And I, silly me, always thought that the dialog is an alpha-omega of all decent dealings, of all open conversations… aha!
Oh, silly me, again! Conversation/dialog,  actually the same things, are non-existent here. I got it. Do you?
Well, you should, because you are heading that way, so you might as well get used to it…or do something!!!

Do you realize you ARE already being “formed” and “put in line” for the start because what political correctness is and does, is just that First step towards the loss of your Freedom, which is Freedom of speech?
Isn’t that simple enough even without analysis? Someone tells you,  you “Should not” (soon it becomes “Must not”) use certain expressions. Hmm… Don’t call things by their right name!

One, but it really must be one with very “innocent” thoughts and still in the embrace of the night dreaming who can say that it is just about some situations, sort of helping to take off the sting of harsher real expression.

What? Any and all justification of political correctness is a direct insult to all people with an ounce of brain. It is called POLITICALLY incorrect, not GRAMMATICALLY!! Wake UP! It’s see-through!

I have no nerves going now into the details and list here all these ridiculous inventions, so let’s mention just one most dangerous – “terrorism” instead of calling it what it really is, employing “careful dance” around it, even trying to justify it. You are giving a gun to the hand of the murderer, yourself staying unarmed.
I shall not go on here because as I say, I feel that peculiarity, shortsightedness, and outright stupidity of it, it’s notorious!
I’d like to warn you all of being in favor of this ludicrousness:

At first, I would like to remind you that the English language (my second, actually third, my parents being different nationalities) is rich enough. Unfortunately,  as time passes, fewer and fewer words are used and those words of great value, which were always used and practiced as expressions of higher intellect.
What replaced them gives me shivers any time of the day when overhearing conversation (if I can call it such) blossoming with WOW! and LIKE!
Sometimes I think that if not for those two words,  there will be total silence nowadays on this land 🙂 Oh, just a side note, sorry!
So there is just a right and proper expression for everything.  There is no need for twisting into pretzels words that supposedly are more understanding 🙂 
as an excuse.,

Political correctness is Killing you,  your life, your future. You are forced to say things in such and such a way and you getting to be afraid not to do that. Let me ask you?
Do you still think you have Freedom of speech? Now, tell me, Who is actually annoyed with using your own Good language?

Or you are just a puppet of some “gray eminence” playing its “intrigues” in the background? Do you realize, that all words involved are words to excuse, to make big wrong smaller or somewhat less significant? Not to mention the intent to encourage mediocrity and suppress a desire to excel, which is always bad, a bad thing for any society, and causing irreparable damages. This means also the suppression of education!
But of course, correction is intentionally desired of ONLY words somehow hiding negative!  Exactly where things SHOULD be called by their right names! Great! If all is so very innocent, why there isn’t an invention of some words expressing beauty better? Or knowledge? Or a positive achievement? (just an example of a few ideas.)
Why stealthily encourage bad? Doesn’t common sense tell you that bad should be punished not rewarded? Why is it so often put on a pedestal, The Wrong and The Bad?
Is there an idea to change the perception of things for you either? Do you realize what your children are taught?

It seems to me that everything is somewhat twisted. You are in the absolute power of misleading advertising, being taken, and fooled with unreasonable approaches hiding just simple greed. You already celebrate the wrong people and the wrong things without realizing it. But I might write about this next time, there is a never-ending supply of such…so please take this as another sidestep…

Who do you think came up with this idea of political correctness in the first place?  Someone who had your “welfare” in mind? Or is it “copying” of the communist’s way, preparing you for your new way of life?
To make a conclusion of this, because as I keep saying this somehow irritates my sensibility, let’s see here:
This is MY conclusion, so please compare and make yours:

Scenario One: Real Democracy and freedom of speech:

“I do not agree with what you say, but to my last drop of blood I defend your right to say it”

Scenario Two: Socialism and Communism.
Freedom of speech? What’s that?

“Politically correct”  (used to it already? )

As I see the situation developing, all that is just around the corner….

Regards, M.



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“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I’m not perfect
-and I don’t live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers…
make sure your hands are clean!”

Bob Marley

Living Under Communists

No, I do not have photos from my childhood, when I was growing up, none from graduation or any other event in my life, any tiniest memorabilia, nothing personal whatsoever. You know, I’m an immigrant, and “political refugee” to make it “stronger”. 
(Please note: My husband was with me with the same status, but due to some emotional part of this I write in my name only…)
I lost everything, and it feels like I would have also lost the whole life I lived before I came to the USA.
My property would be confiscated when I do not return in a certain time frame, just to be arrested.

So, I came to the USA one day, and now what? Of course, I came to start all over, start my life all over.

I wasn’t an “economy” refugee, I was “The other” that difficult kind, who came barehanded, who couldn’t bring any money, any possession, nothing. That was the choice.
Or need? Or to prove something? Conviction?
I do not wish to make an analysis of what led to all this or tell the story behind the story. I just would like to reveal how one emigrant started a new life in a new world…

I started in N.Y.C. knowing no one, knowing no way of life there, speaking broken English (no university can teach you what you need in real life and the same is with language) no experience, no money. As I’ve mentioned, political emigrants couldn’t have it, ever, (just those who could come without such a burden could take some possessions with them) so being just a lost soul in a sea of strangers…

It is very difficult for anyone to imagine how unbelievably hard it is to start a new life for an immigrant in a strange country. Sometimes even impossible if one is not strong enough.
Or at least it was for those who obtained legal permission for US entry in another country from the US embassy located there. Such as West Germany in my case.
But the interrogation, suspicion, you name it…was very humiliating. We both had to wait for 6 months for that visa, being left to fend for ourselves, having no status of any kind, at that point belonging to nowhere.

What’s more, the US ambassador in Germany insisted that we might possibly be communists…(think of logic…someone running from communist being communist”… so we had to have several appointments with him, also he insisted that I must have a better understanding of what he was telling me in English (I never before talked with any English speaking person (just school classes), we had to go through x-rays, to make sure we do not carry tuberculosis, etc…simply humiliating all over…
For real communists it wasn’t impossible to get a visa directly to the US from their own country (although the better name would be spies) they did not need to wait elsewhere, destitute, being humiliated in the process. However, I must say that after all, the Germans helped a bit, with some money and accommodation.

Then in the US nobody helped. I earned every penny by working and the ONLY gift I’ve ever received was one “Kennedy dollar” from a grandmother of the boy I was baby-sitting.
I must add a note, that today any illegal coming here has “roses to smell” comparing what we, Europeans went through at those times…

So, iron will, strong desire, hard work, being ready to accept abuse, being ridiculed for accent, not having a resume, cannot prove any experience, going through desperation, loneliness, must accept any work for any money at the beginning, that was life at the time starting over …and I can go on and on. …
And then, especially when one feels sad, hits remorse and regret all losses, family, personal things, such as photos, small collections of personal valuables, not to mention all the rest… lost forever, knowing that you can never return if the regime in your country won’t change…I could write a book, highly emotional…

While I was babysitting I was constantly hunting for some normal job, but many companies did not accept me because I had only a “green card” and not citizenship status. Can you imagine something like that today?  When I obtained my first decent job, I worked endless hours overtime, including weekends, (fortunately the company I worked for had a season and appreciated that, but not with money as much 😉 and I saved and saved, living frugal life to the extreme. If we need to eat I had to get not only food but also plates and spoons…table, bed…you get a picture. I have sewn and knitted my own clothes, cooked everything (which I do always, here just saving was The element of utmost importance) taking some lunch to work, just to save…Fortunately, the location of the first company we worked in was only 45 minutes’ walk, so we didn’t have to pay for public transportation. There was no rest, no fun, no relief, not free Saturday, nothing, for many years.

I’m a very proud woman and at the time I would never admit what I admit today. Today belongs to another category, another “century” the rest is just past.
Just had to work and get ahead, that was all. So here it is…how Eastern Europeans started lives in the USA.  
Compare with other immigrants (shall not name nations) coming today…
No money, no job, no place to live? But things have a habit to change if one can help it, won’t they?
They eventually did even for us…

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

And I did that, accepted the hard, looking up to better tomorrows…
Thank you for reading… the next 5 parts would bring the facts, for you most likely quite interesting and informative, not personal.

Photo is with the first dog I had in the US, Rottweiler, named Brit at our first house we bought in upstate New York.

Best regards,
Maya

Parts of the series:
*Truth- prologue
*Behind Iron Curtain
*Toilet Paper Lines
*The Finger Theory
*Absolutely Politically Incorrect

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“Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.”
A. Carnegie

“I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose to himself form the exercise of power over others.”
T. Jefferson

“Truth” series
” Why Communism Can’t Be Realized, Ever
Part 6, conclusion
by Maya

This is the 6th and final part of my series. And yes, thousands of pages could be added easily over and above those already written about events that were so real and still are so very new historically, so full of hope for millions, but in the end, all ended in disaster. Loss of hopes, dreams, talents, inventions, prosperity, happiness, and freedom was the least of it. Losses of millions of lives were the achievement of it.

Why? Why did all this happen? Is that desire for power so strong? I suppose it is. Are there still those who would like to repeat what is indisputably proven as a utopia? I am sure they are and always be. New generations will come and be fooled with empty but so temptingly sounding promises.

“Equality” for all, Social Justice, Wealth balance” you could name dozens of those masked lies used by unscrupulously grasping individuals.
What still amazes me is that regardless of the fiasco of socialism in so many countries of different sizes, different cultures, different languages, and different histories, were all ended exactly the same, that is with REVOLUTION against socialism, those who nowadays let their voices to be loud about some changes for the better, just repeat exactly the same words I’ve heard for the large part of my life. They even do not bother to bring something new of their own. Oh yes, they present it as a new idea, but they can fool only fools. It is so easy to see through it, because I did live through those promised lies, which when became reality became also a nightmare at the same time.

Today, due to the indoctrination of children at schools new generation of potential victims is out there now. And it is loud as it is to be expected of young people. Thinking they know it all.
Repeating what they were taught to think and say but not being able taught how to think. “They” don’t need those who know the truth, they need brain “adjusted” ones who would follow and help them to power, and then… they can all go to hell…Well, I have to remind all this again and again.. sorry, but it can’t be otherwise.

Socialism. What is it? Soft communism. Although there is really nothing soft about it, it is still something that leads to the other as an ultimate goal.

“Communism is an idea for which no single human has been born yet.”
Maya

This statement is in my own words, but it SITS. My purpose here is not to analyze communism as an idea anymore. I did that already and you know by now how it all turned out…but to show WHY it can’t ever be realized.
Hopefully, you did notice that I always speak about the communist government but a socialist country. Not a communist country.

Simply, there never was such. Through all those years of socialism existence in so many countries, communists NEVER accomplished their ultimate goal. This should also tell you something.
Now let’s look at the base of the core word. It originated from the “commune.”
If you look up this in the dictionary it would tell you that commune is a group of people living together and share possession and responsibility. So that setup was “supposed to” exist in a communal settlement in the communist country.

But there wasn’t anything like that. That was only in the name, never in reality. Communism itself was supposed to be absolutely ideal ultimate goal (of course, for communists) meaning that in the future (when?) there shall be something like it (I explain shortly) but it never was realized, because people were so fed up on the road aiming to this horrifying utopia that revolution took care of this threatening misery every time. Not to mention this promised road never even led to it, not in a good sense anyway, just far from it.

When some naive individual would read any of the ideas he might even think. That sounds kind of good…certainly unique. Yes, it is, in its stupidity for sure, but in reality? Do you wish to hear “joke” of the day?” No, you wouldn’t, it would turn out too bitter…

“Someone”, I suppose, one day came up with an idea, (original one but never presented in such a “disclosing” way as I do now, that would not have worked, would it?) communist’s idea that people, just because being live creatures are actually something like animals. So when animals could be concentrated to live in some designated spaces, being obedient and useful for whatever their “specialty” of usefulness was, people could be also. They would listen to commands of those above (meaning government) and behave like a sheep (the animal is chosen randomly, but docile for sure) be useful and easily controlled. For that, they’ll be provided with rations of food and other necessities for living. That would be just ideal, wouldn’t be? Dream come true for the communist’s government…

There is one huge flaw with this scenario though. People are born with brains. And those cause thinking. And thinking could bring on ideas…ideas different than intended by those who like to control and command. Those ideas might turn into certain desires; desires of creation, invention, free expression, independence… and eventually an unstoppable desire to be free.

To live life as an animal with a thinking brain deserves. And then this animal wishes to become “wild mustang.” Without being tamed. Without being shackled. That is called FREEDOM! And questions shall rise:

Who are you to dictate my every move? Who are you thinking you always know better? Who gave you the right to limit me so? Who are you deciding mine and my children’s destiny?
And then those animals with brains get together and get stronger and risk it all to be FREE! They want to live lives they deserve as thinking creatures. Work as their ability allows them and be able to develop, improve, perfect themselves, and their lives and bring up their children as such also.

At school we had one hour a week special class (communists invention-indoctrination) called “citizen’s upbringing” (this is the closest translation I can get) and thankfully, only one hour, meaning specifically dedicated hour. I shall never forget how during one such class our teacher (a woman) told us this:

“You are so lucky to live in these times when such  “progress” is being made when we all are equal (about that I can also write a book) and just wait to see what awaits you when you’ll grow up. There shall be no money anymore, nobody would need it, only capitalists are hungry money-hungry…
because you will have everything for free, according to your needs. Remember what comrade Lenin said…
“All that gold, destruction of people will have no value at all and as proof, we shall make public toilets out of it.”

”So when the time arrives you will just go to some supply centers and receive what you need for your life… food, clothing, everything.”

We listened, staring at her, and I, always a rebel, have made forever enemy out of her with this question:
“But comrade teacher, something like that is impossible. Even if there will be such centers, how this could be done? People are so different, some like eating better, some prefer to dress better, some would wish for a car… we are all different. Who would be happy with something like that? People would fight over everything… Who would decide how much and all that and plan properly?”

“Sit down Maya. You are still too young to understand such an important development that is going on in our country and there are those who certainly will plan well for us. You just learn what you need to and do not try to be overly smart.”
(Do you smell an indoctrinated teacher, government’s slave person?)

However, after the class, all my classmates gathered around me and totally agreed with me. Supported like that, from that moment I was thinking and thinking and that was a time I started reading old philosophers. At the age of 14th.
I already was finding sense in those. My collections of aphorisms were almost fanatical. I wanted to have my suspicions supported more and more. And I had, from elders too.

Several years later I understood very well how the nation was feeling and thinking, I saw great dissatisfaction, waiting for lines and lines before empty stores, the importance of money, and those idiocies my former teacher (thank God for only one hour a week) sprouted, vanished…

People in government and in positions were getting richer, having it all…should I continue? Surprised? Where was that “social justice?”
Their very favored and famous line in speeches? What was it, actually? Oh yeas, that was the confiscation of properties from those rich capitalists who provided jobs at the time of prosperity to our country. Redistribution of wealth? Ha!

Confiscation, yes. But sharing? With whom? People? I can’t believe people’s gullibility? And heating it up still today. Don’t people realize what all that actually means? They are needed to help those who are after it to get it!!!
They need voting power of the nation, part of the nation, anybody, simple numbers to help those hungry for power to Get It!!! Then.. they become disposable.

I believe that just the same as everything no matter what it has its buyer, that also every idea, no matter how stupid, had its followers.
However, when presented well, there you have it. The whole nation swallows blatant lies. But still, only those who don’t know any better. Those who don’t know history, are poorly educated, do not think, or like to stick their heads in the sand… because with a good education comes also an ability to recognize lies, conceit, big egos, desire for power, and so on.
Another example of total ignorance is the fact that lots of rich people support all these dangerous ideas. Don’t they realize that their wealth could be confiscated overnight when such a regime is established? Not to mention they would never ever had a chance to accumulate their wealth in the first place and surely not anymore under that new regime they are helping to get to power.

Talking logic: Accumulating enormous wealth under Capitalists and pushing Socialists ideas. WOW! Stupidity is a weak expression… Remember us supposed to be all equal? Those first are those to be “equalized” that’s for sure. The government needs money. It will be a BIG government. 
Remember… managing everything, deciding everything, even your destiny…
How would you like that?

But don’t worry, it still is only socialism, not communism;-)
For such, no one was born as yet and never will be. Do you agree?
But for socialism, so many people fell. How they ended up? My series just revealed that if you, by some chance, missed the history…
With best regards,
I am wishing to all never ever live under communists.
Maya

With you in Freedom,
Maya

Leonard Cohen
First We Take Manhattan

Article coming… Education… But that shall not be part of the series anymore. That just ended as socialism did. Do you wish to wake it up? Think about it!

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“The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”
― Ludwig von Mises

“Verdict”…Song with History
by Maya

This sort of music is called “Chanson”…obviously, in this case, a “Russian Chanson.” It is a superb song, full of drama and has great augmentation and rhythm.
Singer, Сергей Наговицын (Sergei Nagovicin) had a very sad fate, dying at the age of 31 in a car accident.
All his music are actually stories, that’s what generally “Chanson” is, however, he dedicated many of those people in prison, victims of the communist regime…

The story of “Verdict” is from tremendously hard post-war times, where millions of men died and their children grew up either without fathers or as orphans. There were hunger and misery and children learn to steal and that led to the criminal life, often for the rest of their lives.
Translation of this song is rather difficult because it combines many words special to the situations specific to those times, also a criminal brogue.

Therefore, Voronok (raven) symbolically meaning black color was actually a black car with a wagon attached to it
where people were collected at night from their dwellings
to be taken to prisons very often for no reason at all, many
for political reasons. At the same time also various criminals were collected to face just the same destiny. Just like a hero of this song.
People were scared for years and years and listened at night
for the sound of “Polnotchnyi Voronok” (midnight raven) to see if themselves or which neighbor that black monster sent
by KGB would take.

Lubjanka = KGB interrogation center in Moscow, from there
people were sent to prisons, mainly to Siberia.
The name Kresty is a similar establishment in Leningrad.
Krest (Kresty-plural) means cross/crosses. From the airplane, the prison outlay is visible as built in a form of the cross.

Words are superiorly written, but unfortunately absolutely not possible to translate in any engaging way as the song has it, so a result of just “dry” translation must suffice.

“Verdict”
Sergei Nagovicyn

Like a tale, the judge was reading the verdict to me
behind windows heard harsh weather of February
he told me this is the last prison sentence for me
next shall be death by being shot.

And I knew him so well since
he was still a little boy and I was actually a friend
of his …but then I’ve already gone through
Lubjanku and Kresty
when he was still sitting at a school desk.

Since early age “pampers” I was street smart
and soon I was also a friend of seasoned criminals.
My mother gave me birth during transport
to prison after my father was shot at our home.
by a prison guard.

Repeat…

Show me such a town, such a parts
where I’ve never lived
so show me where I’ve never been
where I did not fight, sing, and steel.

I was changing like cards women and houses
and after heavy drinking was without my senses
and in my memory often prison cried for me
and me too when so lonely I missed it.

And at midnight wagon behind
black “Voronok” arrived and waited
and judge like an artist was painting
last stroke of my life…

My dear wife in diamonds and tears
was saying good-bye to me as usual.
I’ll come back to you dear, oh “what a talk”
if my sentence shall be decreased in years

Like a tale… (repeat first part)

Сергей Наговицын – Приговор
(unfortunately, I couldn’t find the recording I wanted, it’s
some yrs back, so…??)
Here is another recording, at least some replacement…

Who loves this kind of music, here is a superb collection of his several songs.
Thank you for visiting,
be well and hope for world peace!
M.

Absolutely Politically Incorrect

Please comment and share!

In freedom with a whole world…
Maya

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The Czech Language Is Simply Perfect =
ČEŠTINA JE PROSTĚ DOKONALÁ

“Just try to put together, using only a letter “P” such sensible, sexually-oriented (strong expressions! ) talk in English…”
The Czech Language has an extremely wide vocabulary and also thanks to inflection, one can create really “wonders.”

Po
padesátce
počínají
pánové,
podobní
pohasínajícím
plamenům,
pociťovat
první
příznaky
počínající
pohromy.
Především
prudce
poklesne
pohlavní
pud.
Protože
pánové
přestanou
postačovat
perversním
požadavkům
poživačných
paniček,
počnou
pokukovat
po
patnáctkách.
Puberťačce
postačí
patřičné
pohoštění,
případně
pán
poplácá
prevíta
po
prdýlce.
Políbí-li
pak
přitažlivá
panenka
plešatce
před
přihlížejícími
páprdy,
polichocený
prďola
podstrčí
poupěti
pětistovku
pro
pořízení
parády.
Praktické
pro
patnáctku,
postačující
pro
páprdu.
Posléze
pánové
pozbývají
peněz,
prohlížejí
pouze
pornografické
plátky
pro
připamatování
podoby,
případně
polohy
přirození
protějšího
pohlaví.
Po
pozbytí
pohlavního
pudu
preferují
pánové
především
pivo.
Posedávají
po
putykách,
pěstují
pivní
panděro,
probírají
politiku.
Polehávají
po
pohovkách,
pokuřují.
Příbytkem
proniká
puch
připomínající
pálené
paznehty.
Pánové
pořád
pošilhávají
po
plotně.
Permanentně
předrážděné
paničky
připravují
pamlsky
pro
přecpaná
panděra
povalečů.
Pak
padesátníci
počínají
pozorovat
patologické
proměny.
Po
přečtení
příruček
pátrají
po
příznacích
pepky,
případně
přestávají
pít.
Podvečer
pupkáči
pobíhají
po
parcích,
podobní
předpotopním
příšerám.
Poděšení
představou
prokouřených
plic,
přestávají
pokuřovat.
Příliš
pozdě.
Potíží
postupně
přibývá.
Potíže
působí
pajšl,
páteř,
paradentosa,
prostata.
Pánové
prostudují
pravidla
preventivní
péče.
Polykají
prášky,
panikaří.
Při
pověstech
provázejících
pohřby
přátel,
postupně
pitomí.
Poslyš,
příteli
padesátníku!
Proč
pohekávat
pod
peřinou,
proč
plakat
pro
pubertální
pošetilosti?
Potlač
přízračné
představy,
překonej
pocity
příkoří
páchaného
přírodou.
Připij
pivem,
pokuř
portoriko,
pohlaď
prdýlku,
potom
pozři
pochutiny,
poser
postel,
poblij
pisoár
…………………..a žij dál !!

Well, be happy and have fun!
Maya

Piece of history…
The Czech Republic includes the historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia. The Czech state was formed in the late ninth century as the Duchy of Bohemia under the Great Moravian Empire. In 1002, the duchy was formally recognized as an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire along with the Kingdom of Germany, the Kingdom of Burgundy, the Kingdom of Italy; and became the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1198, reaching its greatest territorial extent in the 14th century. Prague was the imperial seat in periods between the 14th and 17th centuries.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic

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Best regards,
Maya

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“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.” 
Leonardo da Vinci

Discipline = Path to Achieve
by Maya

What comes to mind when thinking of this so ordinary a word, but so powerful in its realization? How many just “d” words come immediately to mind to describe it?
Difficult, demanding, dreaded, dull, despised, not to mention numerous stronger expressions. But why? The answer is very simple.

When realized, discipline is reaching too powerfully and forcefully into that so-called “comfort zone” of ours. It would take you from your favored chair, force you to wake up too soon, dedicate hours, seemingly without end to certain activity and repetition of it, doing things you perhaps despise, even causing you physical pain, then you might need to force your brain to accept new knowledge by being committed to studies, I can go on and on…

However, the indisputable truth is that no success or achievement EVER had been accomplished without the employment of discipline. It is a must. No book was ever written, no musical instrument mastered, no sport perfected, no invention realized, nothing of worth was ever done or created without the employment of discipline.

People tend to fail in many aspects of their life simply because of a lack of discipline. Even in our sometimes loved and/or hated Online/Home business struggle, depending on where on a scale from “smile to frown” its position in your case at the moment is, failure is a big sad number, over 90 percent. This is obviously too high.

The question comes to mind, why? Aren’t we wishing so much for success? Is that “discipline” really so very hard to conquer? Can we harness it effectively to reach out goals? Dreams?
Now, when you think about it, you are actually already somewhat in the power of it. It governs you every day without you realizing it.

Don’t you go to work? Get up every morning when that pleasant sound of your alarm clock lets you know at the “best” hour of the new day that you must? Driving sometimes- long distances, fighting rush hour, workday after day-long hours somewhere where you possibly even hate it, but you must go on to make a living?
When you do this activity repeatedly without fail, what would you call it?
(Meaning officially, not a curse word here :D).

Do you know what in this instance the right word for your actions is? You are doing your “duty” via implementing discipline. Now, what this duty brings you? A paycheck? Yes. Satisfaction? Sometimes. Happiness? Seldom.
However, that paycheck allows you to feed your family and keep a roof above your head, purchase what needed to live, and occasionally there is something left for that more colorful part of life, according to everyone’s tastes.
So you’ve accepted that “duty”? Hm… Yes, it must be fulfilled, no question about it. You had to accept that dreadful daily discipline to help you do it. And spend the majority of your life doing it. Voluntarily! Wow!

Then let us look at the other side of the coin. Dreams. Do you have those? Are they pretty big? Are they about a better life? Are they so nice you are longing to realize them? ASAP?

But do they seem to be somewhat too far away? Because to reach them you need to do more, and not just that, but actually something totally different, but you already know that, don’t you…
Now, those involved in online/home businesses are already stepping ahead. Even if still working their “duty” they realize that there is a bettered way, faster way, shorter way, and more promising way to reach their dreams.

They know that they are chasing the real thing from examples of many successful ones, not just fairy tale dreams. Many already have found which way to go, which “system” to follow, duplicate, whatever.
But even then, working towards the fulfillment of their dreams, discipline is often the last activity they employ. They do things without real concentration, plan, not following straightforward, shortest way aiming towards reaching their goals, they go in all directions at the same time, getting distracted by unimportant things, many become of new and again new systems collectors… you know very well what I mean here.

However, there is a time when you need to become kind of “machines” doing things repeatedly to achieve the desired effect. And put up with some sacrifice too.
There is a saying: “Repetition is the mother of wisdom”.
So, when you repeat what needs to be repeated, unfailingly, you reach your goals and this would mean subsequently reaching your dreams.
Each goal obviously takes various amounts of time, but yours (success in your online/home business) is doable in a matter of a few years.

Doable via discipline.
What this could mean is, you would be able to abandon your “slavery duty” of working your whole life, constantly overcoming possible struggles on the way, and eventually embrace your dreams.
But first, you must embrace discipline; then perseverance in discipline brings you to the fulfillment of your dreams and from there you shall reach something totally unexpected.

Something divine…. your life could become Divine. Perhaps you’ve never thought about it in that connection, but trust me in this. When you achieve perfection in something, even small, unimportant, you’ll reach some higher “plateau,” you’ll feel a kind of personal satisfaction, pride inside because you actually defeated your supposed inability to achieve, even your laziness 😉

Your worries shall become nightmares of the past; your days will be spent in peace and joy. No bumper stickers “I’d rather go fishing,” you’ll just pack it and go… whenever!

You shall be able to give back, teaching others, help, and advice… feeling is priceless, simply Divine.
This is a road to success. It is worth it, every minute of your fight, struggle, sacrifice, because the reward is not that far away, it is not some uncertain pension at the twilight of your life, your 
reward is the Divine Life Itself and only you can determine how soon.
And then that so dreaded discipline you’ve mastered shall be honored and appreciated by you. It was sometimes hard and unmerciful, but worth it. It’ll make you a stronger, better person, even an admired one.

And lastly, a word about myself.
I am a master of discipline, can claim even being an “authority” on it. I don’t think there is a title for it, most likely it would be DD (discipline doctor?) but I rather won’t use it in connection with my name. (Just to avoid a possible lawsuit for unauthorized use 😉

Regardless, when you finish reading this blog and care to peek into my bio, you’ll see why. I reached perfection or at least a high degree of achievement in a rather decent number of accomplishments, with no other help besides the use of strict discipline. I love and value discipline.
Those who feel they need a helping hand to take them through the start, rough times, advice on how to or ask questions, please feel free to address me. Thank you for your time and I wish all of your the greatest success!
Master your self-discipline and fulfill your dreams! I trust your journey from “duty” to “Divine” shall be fast, minimally painful, and conquered with flying colors.

With you in success and happiness,
Maya

Do you think there ever be a time in our lives when we can say:
“Now I am perfect. Now I know everything. I do not need to improve, neither my body nor my mind.”

Hm… Well, for those who Do Not think so, there shall be quite a bit of “Food For The Mind” on this site. So please visit it periodically…
“Food For The Body” is to be found in the “health” category…
Hope you took some great value out of this post today! I’d love to hear your feedback, so make sure you leave a comment down below with your thoughts or questions…

*****Please note, this article was the first I ever wrote for the public…

Actually, the first comment, I received, was from a lady, Rachel Cormier, (see below) who provided to me some kind of self-trust and encouragement to continue with my writings…(randomly picked some others…)
Since then I wrote about 400 articles. Had some longer pause due to my husband’s illness and eventually him passing away… but now I am ready to go on doing what makes me happy.
Thank you again to all for your generosity!
Maya

RACHEL CORMIER Wed, 25 Feb 2009
Maya, Maya, Maya!!!
You are an outstanding person!! I read every word of your articles….so very interesting and well written. Absolutely you are an author to be!! I stand in awe and admiration of your ideas and attitude. I was doing my internet ‘stuff’ and somehow tripped on you….how – where – I don’t remember. I feel like I struck gold. I love that you are part of this community. Please, let’s stay in touch.
All the best to you my enchanting friend.

I Hope, it would bring you some courage to accomplish your plans and desires as well.
All the best to all of you!
M.

Since then I created 4 websites. Last year I wasn’t active at all after my husband passed away.
Now I am commencing my activity, I would say with my last website and enjoy creating it, and writing again, hoping for at least 1/2 success than I had before… and hundreds of readers who followed me, eventually thousands…thank you all!
This is what a writer needs, it is important as water for life…

My Shop:

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Discipline: Path To Achieve
by Maya
has been posted in the category “Personal-Development” on my first website, mayakas.com. (just a memory…) then 3 others were created (those now could be seen only via “timemachine” saved by Google. And a last one is this one, mayagalaxy.com.

A sin would be leaving you without an appropriate song…
I think the best choice would be something from Leonard Cohen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecqtfmeev_i

Like it here? Please comment! And always share!
Best regards,
Maya

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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Socrates

WELCOME TO MY SHOP!
Shop – An Empty Shop?

PLEASE, DO NOT RUN AWAY, SEEING IT EMPTY!
WELL, I DO NOT SELL ANYTHING TANGIBLE, SO, PLEASE, LET ME EXPLAIN.
I SELL MY KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, ADVICE, MIND, ABILITY, CREATIVITY…
Actually, some might consider it a very well supplied shop.
It simply depends on what one needs…
I am offering to those who could use my writing skills my services.
Simply said, I would like to be active as a FREELANCE WRITER.

* If you need help with your website content
* If you need help with ANY type of written content
* If you need help with advertising – the word is powerful…
Whatever topic you need to help with, is OK with me, doesn’t matter the length, you dictate that.
However, there is one NO-NO with me though: NOTHING TECHIE, EVER!

I am an artsy/philosophical person and just smelling anything technical, I run to the bushes, I swear it.
On the other side, I highly admire technically talented people.
THE WORLD NEEDS US BOTH, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, SO LET”S HELP ONE ANOTHER…
NOW, I AM HERE FOR YOU, WHENEVER YOU NEED ME.
I’ll try my best to help you with your needs…
Looking forward to meeting those who could use my talent.

Clip of my response to praise on my writings:

Perhaps because I was born in Central Europe, surrounded always by history, I became a history lover in every way. I love history, no matter what century, place, whether reading books on a subject or seeing the superior architecture, I am always capable of transferring myself in those times, when thinkers were highly valued and were bringing mind and soul enrichment to all inclined to such a sphere.

Since early youth, I was an avid reader, coincidentally interested more in a subject not suitable for my age as yet, however that didn’t stop me. What I didn’t understand, I somehow felt. So at the age of 10, I already had a few hundred aphorisms/quotes collected and by fifteen I was done with a reading of all major history writers and started with philosophers.

I managed to keep this interest through my life and miss very much times when people were able to carry on an intelligent, worthy discussion, having quite a rich vocabulary to express their thoughts, actually even having some quality thoughts.

I am often irritated nowadays hearing after every sentence “you know”, you know what I mean” as they would be conveying something so ingenuous only the smartest would understand…

In a way, I am glad the English language has an expression: “LIKE” otherwise skipping that when I hear specifically young people talk, there be just a “quiet land” around us. 
Who would have thought something like that would be a problem in such a developed century.

Well, enough of that…my original purpose was to share totally different beauty I do admire a lot. And those are statues, specifically statues we can see at certain European cemeteries and I am absolutely taken with those. Not just with a talent to create such by hands, but capture for all ages those times and expressions.
I am very alert to such and trained to see it at a glance.
Interesting is that such could be possible to see up to 1930.40-50.

When you look at any pretty woman, let’s take well-know ones as an example, there is none of today to compare. Again I am talking about seeing goodness, warmth, soul in a facial expression…it is impossible to see today.

I also plan to add to my writings those times, I didn’t live but very much admire. Add as a memory, as a lesson, kind of culture, that should not be forgotten, because what is to see today, I do hope that will be by future generations forgotten. I do hope that people realize again, they are only creatures on this earth of real intelligence, not just surviving on feeding strictly their stomach, but totally forgetting to feed their mind.
That they should get rid of pounds on the body and add in a bit of weight to the brain. So, let us look at some statues from the past, women from the past a… ( soon would follow) to tell you the truth, today’s stars do not get my attention…on a contrary…

Thank you for visiting. Those who found the strength to pay attention the whole time, you have a notch from me…

Best regards,
Maya

The most beautiful music in the world FOR the SOUL !!!

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“When People fear Government, it is called Tyranny.
When the Government fear People, it is called FREEDOM”
Thomas Jefferson

Absolutely Politically Incorrect…
by Maya

I do love to write. On any subject, really, because there is always certain excitement building up during such a process (at least I have that special feeling) and also a bit of challenge present itself to be conquered…

However, there is one subject I intensely dislike and that’s politics. Because I fear that my whole effort here could be discovered as divested of even the smallest vestige of enthusiasm, I am bringing that possibility right upfront. But, still, in hope that all shall end up successfully, I’m moving ahead, calmed down by my trust that my readers would understand…
I actually never thought that I write anything anymore “smelling” of politics because I’m a political refugee from a communist country and came to the US to “embrace freedom.” (I’m not an economic refugee, to make it clear.) I’ve decided never ever pay attention to politics anymore, my experiences were just way enough for one’s life…
However, events happening nowadays make me (and endless thousands of others who came to this country for the same reason as I did) very uncomfortable and to put it in simple English, I’m in perpetual shock nowadays. Knowing history very well and actually lived under all 3 regimes- communists, socialists, and capitalists, I somewhat assumed that Americans know it also and realize with at least great discomfort what is happening around them. Yes, I could see a glimmer of improvement lately thanks to some “heroes of the day” who at least try to put light on things and are not afraid of disclosing the TRUTH, but still majority of people simply “sleep”. And that fact could bring them such surprises that they might wish to rather sleep forever than live through that new “life?” that is being so stealthily and surprisingly forcefully “gifted” to them.
But, not deep analysis today, I don’t want to talk about real politics, just about political “correctness”. So, here it goes:

“If you are politically correct then you voluntarily accepted membership in a herd.”
Maya

Does that sound good to you? No, it shouldn’t, but it’s the truth. I know it, I lived my life under political correctness longer than you and to be honest I think I could have been saved this one too.
So, what’s the deal? The answer is right in the name of it:
Politically incorrect. For whom? You? Your children? Your neighbor? Your friends? The nation?

Did you feel something was missing in your life before this “invention?” I tell you something. Communist’s iron rule says this: “Who is not with us, is against us”. Do you like that?
So please, kindly show me here the most important ingredient, the DIALOG! Perhaps someone helps me, I just simply couldn’t find it, I even have a strong suspicion it’s missing! And I, silly me, always thought that the dialog is an alpha-omega of all decent dealings, of all open conversations… aha!
Oh, silly me, again! Conversation/dialog, actually the same things, are non-existent here. I got it. Do you?
Well, you should, because you are heading that way, so you might as well get used to it…or do something!!!

Do you realize you ARE already being “formed” and “put in line” for the start because what political correctness is and does, is just that First step towards the loss of your Freedom, which is Freedom of speech?
Isn’t that simple enough even without analysis? Someone tells you, you “Should not” (soon it becomes “Must not”) use certain expressions. Hmm… Don’t call things by their right name!
One, but it really must be the one with very “innocent” thoughts and still in the embrace of the night dreaming who can say that it is just about some situations, sort of helping to take off the sting of harsher real expression. What? Any and all justification of political correctness is a direct insult to all people with an ounce of brain. It is called POLITICALLY incorrect, not GRAMMATICALLY!! Wake UP! It’s see-through!

I have no nerves going now into the details and list here all these ridiculous inventions, so let’s mention just one most dangerous – “terrorist” instead of calling it what it really is, employing “careful dance” around it, even trying to justify it. You are giving a gun to the hand of the murderer, yourself staying unarmed.
I can’t go on here, because as I say, I feel that peculiarity, shortsightedness and outright stupidity of it, it’s notorious! 
At first, I would like to remind you that the English language (my second, actually forth in line I learned, is rich enough.)

Unfortunately, as time passes, fewer and fewer words are being used, and that words of great value, which were always used and practiced as expressions of higher intellect. What replaced them gives me shivers any time of the day when overhearing conversation (if I can be called it that) blossoming with WOW! and LIKE! And the most loved one: “YOU KNOW!”
( Actually if one uses all the time “YOU KNOW” this could mean supposition that the other person already knows, so why asking this question endlessly…( check other options in vocabulary!)
Sometimes I think that if not for those words, there will be practically silence nowadays on this land:) Oh, just a side note, sorry!

So there is just a right and proper expression for everything. There is no need for twisting into pretzels words that supposedly are more understanding 😉 as an excuse.

Political correctness is Killing you, your life, your future. You are forced to say things in such and such a way and you getting to be afraid not to do that. Let me ask you? Do you still think you have Freedom of speech? Now, tell me, Who is actually annoyed with using your own Good language?

Or you are just puppets of some “gray eminence” playing its “intrigues” in a background? Do you realize, that all words involved are words to excuse, to make a big wrong smaller or somewhat less significant? Not to mention intent to encourage mediocrity and suppress the desire to excel, which is always a bad, bad thing for any society and causing irreparable damages.

This means also the suppression of education! But of course, correction is intentionally desired of ONLY words somehow hiding negative! Exactly where things SHOULD be called by their right names! Great! If all is so very innocent, why there isn’t an invention of some words expressing beauty better? Or knowledge? Or a positive achievement? (just an example of a few ideas.)
Why stealthily encourage bad? Doesn’t common sense tell you that bad should be punished not rewarded? Why is it so often put on a pedestal, The Wrong and The Bad? Is there an idea to change the perception of things for you either? Do you realize what your children are taught?
It seems to me that everything is somewhat twisted. You are in the absolute power of misleading advertising, being taken, and fooled with unreasonable approaches hiding just simple greed. You already celebrate the wrong people and the wrong things without realizing it. But I might write about this next time, there is a never-ending supply of such… so please take this as another sidestep…

Who do you think came up with this idea of political correctness in the first place? Someone who had your “welfare” in mind? Or is it “copying” of communist’s way, preparing you for your new way of life?

To make conclusion of this, because as I keep saying this somehow its irritates my sensibility, let’s see here:

This is MY conclusion, so please compare and make yours:
Scenario One:
Real Democracy and freedom of speech: “I do not agree with what you say, but to my last drop of blood I defend your right to say it”
Scenario Two:
Socialism and Communism. “Freedom of speech? What’s that?”
“Politically correct” (used to it already?)
“Who is not with us, is against us”. (not yet?)

“With you in Freedom,
which is evaporating like water after the rain.
I wish for a great storm, such that would wake you up while there is still time…”
With regards,
Maya

I even do not care about commenting here, the matter is clear to all who think and others? In this situation, they are already brainwashed.
M.

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“We do not have to choose our favorite among the seasons.
It is only necessary to rejoice in the beauty of their differences.”
Evelyn H. Lauder

Beauty of Winter
By Maya

Sometimes it is just a whim that grabs me and holds me tight. And I simply can’t escape, so strong become my desire to write.  Express what I feel. Well, it seems that even rhyme appeared suddenly just now, so any remnants of hesitation (it is an advanced hour on this winter evening) to leave it all and go to sleep is for this moment forgotten.

Actually, this time I even don’t feel the force of desire conveying something important, as I sometimes do, but just a sharing thought is most likely the thing.
Such are sometimes winter evenings, quiet and warm, close to the fire and that could bring on reminiscence. Of years past, of winters past, of loved ones passed too.

Besides, now I wanted to write about winter’s beauty…I’ve tried always to remember good and in a way, I think that that is fortunately coded in us.
We more often forget bad and remember good. And that’s a good thing.  So I remember white winters in the woods where I took my walks with my dog and couldn’t get enough admiration how wonderfully Mother Nature did spread whitest white shimmering blanket all over the land and all was so quiet. That is what’s so special in winter.

This is the only season that when you visit nature there is total silence. It is possible to listen to silence, did you notice that? But you must stand still to enjoy it because otherwise your feet crunching snow shall disturb the magic.

Look at the trees how heavy their branches are bowing heavily adorned in their winter coats. I always felt like being in a “White Kingdom.”
I know beautiful fairy-tales about that magical land and if you were closer I would tell you some. This evening is just fitting. But now I am alone so let me be lost for a while in that imaginary land, all right? 😉

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus

Yes, this is the truth, I love summers very much. I was born in a country where there were 4 ideal seasons, but that was, I think, only until I reached the teenage years, then all somehow started changing and seasons became more unpredictable.

Regardless, I shall write about the summer when its time comes due… Otherwise,  I’m looking forward to it, always… So back to winter…
Mr. Camus, do not divert my attention, please?”

“When winter first begins to bite and stones crack in the frosty night when pools are black and trees are bare, ‘this evil in the Wild to fare.”
J. R. R. Tolkien

Yes, yes… The frosty night is visiting me just now. But I don’t mind, I’m warm and feel comfortable and just thinking about winter’s beauty.
And with it remembering film Doctor Zhivago, where winter could be at the same time beautiful and ugly, good and cruel, all depending on events of the day. And there were some events. I think that besides a wonderful story about life itself, all so packed in it that few people could even imagine living in such turbulent times, a life full of danger, revolution, history in making, the hardship of war, pain and suffering, sacrifice, losses…

And still love story of enormous magnitude developed and united two people at the time, when really there wasn’t any favor of anything playing for them. Their winter was greedy and killing but also somewhat generous. It was a time for love just allowed.
For a while, but such moments are always memorable.

“It happened in winter of 1917” they would say and it shall have its significance forever, it stays in memory, never ever forgotten.

Well, it is really getting late and I should go to sleep. So I wrap all this up including myself and say “goodnight.”

Tomorrow is another winter day and I do hope it would become a tiny bit memorable. The story is contagious I suppose… And why not then dream about it?… Now, I’m leaving you and besides good night wishes also with an optimistic quote, so please remember it! It becomes handy when you would complain about the weather.

As a bonus here is a piece of music from the film and also some lyrics, which not too many know… how harshest winter kept flame of love on…
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”
John Ruskin

That makes sense, doesn’t it? So, John, thank you…
M.

Beauty of Spring

“Somewhere, my love…”
transl. by Maya

Somewhere, my love,
There will be songs to sing
Although the snow
Covers the hope of spring.
Somewhere a hill?
Blossoms in green and gold
And there are dreams
All that your heart can hold.
Someday we’ll meet again, my love.
Someday whenever the spring breaks through.
You’ll come to me
Out of the long ago,
Warm as the wind,
Soft as the kiss of snow.
Till then, my sweet,
Think of me now and then.
God, speed my love
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Til you are mine again.

Francis Paul Webster/Maurice Jarre

Also known as the Love Theme or Lara’s Theme
from the movie Dr. (Doctor) Zhivago

Violinist-song for YOU!

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”
Thomas Paine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wPNUXpuIys&list=RDsN5G4gJjhSs&index=1&ab_channel=SergeyAlbin

This song is dedicated to my best and closest friend A.R.

Greatest day wishes dear A.
As we both know from personal experience how hard life could be and how to survive those live’s dramas and tragic times,
I realized that I still didn’t send you well, my song, which I consider the best on this topic.
Actually, I had to translate it first, so finally, I did that, and here it is.
This song is perfect in both ways, music and text go hand in hand, which video supports.
As Russian songs could always manage to reach deeply into one’s heart, I would like you to enjoy them!

I hope you wouldn’t mind me sending it to “the world” as well, still, I assume there are many who might love it.

Although my website is created for those higher educated and more intellectually developed,
(you can judge it by the number of “fast” visitors, how long do they stay after discovering this place has
nothing in common with the “social media” kind of entertainment, there are some sections (humor, etc…)
to satisfy their intelligence level.
Then there are those inclinations to the “cold side” but those never interested me anyway.

Don’t get touched as I always do when I hear something a bit more emotional, but you know how sensitive
I am in that area…
Love,
M.

VIOLINIST

(Video shows clips from the Russian film called
“Devil’s Violinist”)

Translation
by Maya

I slide with a bow on the strings of the violin,
Adding my music to the silence
I will make passers-by smile
In those warm smiles, I shall drown
The violin will laugh and cry
Although not everyone would like the play
I will not be offended
Well, people’s hearts are not the same

Chorus:
I caress the strings with a bow
Gifting my melody
To those who might be like me
Sadness living in their soul, hiding
I weave a bouquet of notes
And my soul lives in it
Then with those notes beckoning
I caress the soul

A tear will fall from the sky of gray clouds
Autumn will give me a yellow leaf
It will touch my tired feet
I’m a tramp street performer
I give a bouquet of notes to passers-by
Require nothing in return
Would disturb them with the violin of the soul
Every day playing without change, on…

Chorus:
I caress the strings with a bow
Gifting my melody
To those who can be like me
Sadness living in their soul, hiding
I weave a bouquet of notes
And my soul lives in it
Then with those notes beckoning
I caress the soul

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“In all that you are trying to understand, add one more—understanding about yourself.
In all that you’re trying to complete, complete one more.
And besides all those you are trying to help, help one more person—you.
You need to feel content regardless of what is going on. You need to feel whole.”

Another Beautiful Day visited us, so Let’s Welcome it!

“Every day in our lives has significant value because when it ends, it would never return.”
Maya

The truth is, no matter what our intentions or plans for that particular day are, the day itself doesn’t mind, it just goes on for 24 hours and it’s gone forever.

Thinking of it, isn’t it smart to use that available time for “something special, something unique, something to learn and remember?” Every day could enrich you if you only will show a little effort.

Discover! It is not that hard to discover. It just takes a bit more attention and interest. A bit more paying attention to the detail and you could be surprised. Do not pass any opportunity to discover something else, something special, someone else you just didn’t notice, simply passing it by.

Learn! Every day something new, interesting, special, or perhaps just what you always wanted to know better. Think about what you can accumulate down the road doing this just for a few years. What’s more, you’ll learn to love it.
Why not, being accepted as smart and knowledgeable in life means a lot. It can even make you happy.

You’ll never be bored, not to mention boring to others. Your value as a personality would increase!
You’ll forget just naturally to be a follower or someone who doesn’t believe in yourself and ends up only following empty-brained celebrities and other worthless matters. I can go on and on…

Start! Right here, read, enjoy…I do present lots of content on various subjects.

From the world generally,
From other countries specifically,
From history,
Interesting events,
Curious ones as well,
Even entertaining…
Then, let’s talk about it, ask questions…

Here is the reason to come back often to visit and always be welcome to Mayagalaxy!
It is a much Larger Galaxy than you might expect, still, you surely will feel here quite “comfy.”

Best regards,
Maya

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“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately,
cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”

Home Remedies For Wounds

Below you could find 15 natural home remedies for cuts, scrapes, burns, and bruises! There are many natural home remedies for healing those and other wounds that can help stave away infection and even help the wound to heal faster. There is really no need for extra spending money for chemicals, on something you might easily find at your cupboard or refrigerator. So, make a note of these choices:

1. Honey
This choice is a great way to speed up wound healing. According to some findings, honey is actually more effective than antibiotics! Honey has been found to kill off the majority of bacterial cells and can prevent infections from occurring in the first place. Make sure you use raw honey to dress your wound (honey that is cooked will not have the proper enzymes to do the trick).
When honey gets diluted with the blood and tissues of the wound, hydrogen peroxide is produced via a glucose oxidase enzyme reaction. This way released slowly, providing antibacterial activity while keeping tissue healthy and un-damaged! Spread some honey on a dressing and apply this to the wound. If the wound is deeper, the wound bed should be filled with honey, then wrapped with a dressing pad.

2. Garlic
Allicin in garlic has been shown to be as effective as a 1% penicillin solution! It is a great anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal and can help heal almost any wound. Garlic can cause damage to the skin, however, so making sure you don’t leave it on the skin for longer than 20-25 minutes. You can make a mix of 3 crushed garlic cloves and 1 cup of wine, blended, let stand for 2-3 hours, and strain. Apply to the wound with a clean cloth 1-2 times a day.

3. Calendula
This beautiful little flower is considered a vulnerary agent (a substance that promotes healing). Calendula plant is anti-inflammatory too and is slightly anti-microbial. It can be used topically to help heal abrasions, skin infections, and internal infected mucous membranes. You can buy calendula salves at health food stores, and you can use this to apply to your wounds. For internal infections, make a calendula tea with 1 cup warm water and 1 tbsp. calendula flowers.

4. Chamomile
Another flower with great wound healing properties – chamomile! Also known for its awesome relaxation properties, chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind! The dried flowers contain many terpenoids and flavonoids, making them a powerful herbal medicine. Chamomile has even been found in some studies to be much faster at healing wounds than some corticosteroids. Make a chamomile press for your wound by soaking some chamomile tea bags in water, lightly draining some of the liquid, and then wrapping these tea bags around your wound with some gauze. Alternatively, you can likely find chamomile tinctures or natural ointments in your local health food store.

5. Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow root is not the same as the sugary white cylinders you can find in the candy section at your grocery store – this plant is actually incredibly healing to wounds inflicted on the body. Marshmallow is great for drawing out toxins and other bacteria found in wounds when used as a poultice, and it can shorten the healing time by drawing out impurities. It can also be used to heal burns and bruises! Creating a poultice with a marshmallow and applying it to your wound can speed wound healing!

6. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is great for helping blood to clot faster at the site of your wound and also disinfects the wound due to its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Cayenne pepper will stop wound bleeding in 10-12 seconds, and if the wound is more severe, having the afflicted individual consume an 8-oz. glass of water with 1tsp. cayenne can significantly help out too!

7. Potato
Potatoes can heal wounds? That was the first thing I thought too! Potatoes have this type of gravitational pull which draws out infections from any type of wound or abscess. Make a raw potato poultice with shredded potatoes and maintain this throughout the day, changing it every 4 hours or so (and rinsing with saltwater in between). This will ensure that inflammation is reduced and that there will be no chance of infection! To make a poultice, shred raw potato with a grater, and spread this onto a clean cloth. Apply to the affected area, and cover with gauze and then some saran wrap or other material of choice. Leave overnight and remove in the morning. Clean affected area with salty water, cover with a clean dressing and continue until healed.

8. Lavender
The amazing benefits of lavender were accidentally discovered by a French scientist, René, Gattefossé, who was severely burned in a laboratory accident and immersed his hand in a vat of Lavender. He found that this oil promoted hasty tissue regeneration without any scarring! Use lavender essential oil to help promote natural wound healing. Use topically 2-5 times per day by applying 2-4 drops on the wound area. Dilute as required!

9. Aloe Vera
We all know aloe vera can help heal burns, but the sap from an aloe vera plant can also be used to treat cuts, scrapes, and other sores. Simply cutting off a stalk of the aloe vera plant and applying it to the wound every couple of hours can significantly reduce healing time.

10. Goldenseal
This plant is known for its antiseptic and astringent properties. It can be used for cuts, wounds, infections, bites, and stings and is also used internally to help treat sinus infections and inflammation of the stomach and intestinal tract. The main components of goldenseal are alkaloids called berberine and hydrastine which help destroy many types of bacterial and viral infections. Use goldenseal ointment on your wounds (found in local health stores), and watch your healing time drastically reduce!

11. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree essential oil is one of the best ways to treat a wound to help prevent infection. It is a great antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. Tea tree oil is so effective that it can actively attack and eliminate staff infections such as MRSA. The aborigines of Australia used tea tree leaves to heal skin infections and wounds and burns by crushing tea tree leaves and holding them in place with a mud pack. Thankfully, we can just use tea tree oil applied 3-5 times a day to effectively heal our wounds quickly and efficiently.

12. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil, amongst a million other things it can do, can effectively heal wounds! It has amazing antibacterial and antifungal properties and can even prevent scarring of wounds too! Use coconut oil on your wound to help speed recovery – apply coconut oil under a band-aid and re-fresh 2-3 times a day. Watch your cut heal in no time!

13. Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is a wonderful astringent that contains procyanidins, resin, and flavonoids, all of which make it a very soothing, anti-inflammatory plant. Soaking a cloth in some with hazel and applying it to cuts, bruises, and other wounds can significantly reduce swelling and speed up recovery time. Witch hazel can also control bleeding – to help reduce bleeding, apply witch hazel to a fresh wound and wrap it up in gauze.

14. Juniper Leaves & Berries
Juniper berries, which were also used as a flavoring for gin back in the 17th century, are also very useful in the treatment of inflamed joints and wounds. These berries are very rich in B vitamins and vitamin C, which make them great for speeding up the recovery time of cuts, scrapes, and other wounds. Juniper berries contain antibacterial and antiseptic properties as well, so they are great for treating numerous wounds or sores like psoriasis, eczema, and other skin problems!

15. Comfrey Root
The genus name for comfrey is Symphytum, which literally means to “unite or knit together.” Comfrey contains a substance called allantoin, which helps cells grow faster, and so it literally improves the healing time of broken bones, mends wounds quickly, and helps burns heal quickly with little scarring. In fact, comfrey is often called knitbone! Allantoin is also found in the placenta of pregnant women to help the baby grow and develop in a decent amount of time. Use comfrey as a poultice next time you break a bone or get a bruise, cut, scrape, or another wound.

     

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“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

Winston Churchill

Please note that my site is ABSOLUTELY NOT SUITABLE FOR:

The undereducated, mostly young generation, not well-red, minimal, or no knowledge of world events, non-existing desire for knowledge, without being interested in higher intelligence status, etc…Those, by my experience, are in every way …see below…

We live in times of knowledge and overall culture decline. In such an environment, anyone who just thinks and reads a bit realizes quite fast this reality. And that without any data or explanations being handy or available for you as proof. For the first time in history, data disclosing really sad and shameful status. Today’s generation is the FIRST generation not reaching as those in a past always did. The “STEP UP!”

Well, it seems playing games and following “doubtful” celebrities doesn’t make it.
I can also judge this situation by questions receiving on Quora and other sites. Those are often more suitable for “children in grammar school”. So, the only logical conclusion to this sad and quite shameful situation is –
America is in serious decline!

Then considering quite a nowadays dramatic situation, we are not facing anymore some badly behaved kids. Today we are facing serious criminals. Those must not be tolerated! Here the government ahould consider serious approach, otherwise, matters could turn into
very dangerous for the population.

Below is an enclosed link to one from my 6-part series “Living Under Communists” published already in 1990.
As a warning based on my personal experiences and history that can’t be in any way adjusted or changed. It is done deal…

Here is something to check out. Real thing, highly recommended!!

“Toilet Paper Lines-Living under Communists”

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“He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.”
Aesop

“United we stand; divided we fall”
Aesop

Eight Ways to Destroy America

We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context, his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America‘s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Davis Hansen talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,” explaining how immigration – both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.
Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States.
He said,

“If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall.”

“An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.

“Here is how they do it,” Lamm said:

” FIRST, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bi-cultural country.”
History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures.

” It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.
The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way:

The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.”

Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans.

“SECOND, to destroy America “Invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture.
Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

“THIRD, “We could make the United States a ‘Hispanic Quebec’ without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently:
“The apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.”

“FOURTH, I would make our fastest-growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.”

“My FIFTH point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology.’ I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.”

“My SIXTH plan for America‘s downfall would include dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity.
I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other – that is when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together.
Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature, and they worshipped the same gods. All of Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions.
Greece fell. “E. Pluribus Unum” –From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the ‘Pluribus’ instead of the ‘Unum,’ we will balkanize America as surely as Kosovo.”

“Next to last, SEVENTH, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of ‘diversity.’ I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century – that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established multi-culturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of ‘Victimology,’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws.

I would develop a mantra:
“That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.”
In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed.
Finally, he said:

“Lastly, EIGHTH, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson’s book “Mexifornia.” His book is dangerous It exposes the plan to destroy America.
If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.”

There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate ‘diversity.’ American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America – take note of California and other states – to date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell’s book “1984.” In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building:

“War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and “Ignorance is strength.”

Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path especially The American Dream.

If you care for and love our country as I do, take the time to pass this on just as I did for you. NOTHING is going to happen if you don’t.

With regards,
presented by Maya from her personal archive collection

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“If You ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave”
Mo Willems

Sometimes “Simple” could mean a lot. It depends on how we are able to receive it.
Many wouldn’t be able to see value in such simplicity and, well, that would depend on
personality, level of intelligence, education, experience…

There is a very truthful say, as an example, in fashion:

“In simplicity lies an elegance.”

That indisputable fact nobody without good taste, knowledge, understanding, training… would grasp.
For example, practically the majority of women, making effort to look special going out, usually overdo it. Too many colors, wrongly matched colors, not fitting colors/sizes to their body shape or age, etc…is common to see every day.
Just the same is the situation with talk, behavior, etc…However, it is not my goal now to conduct any presentation or analysis,
merely to make sure for those who wouldn’t find “special beauty” in something special, interesting, etc… to understand better what kind of development of their personality has been reached. That’s about it.

I often use my own ways to get to know what I wish to know without asking any opinion on it, just a reaction tells me what kind of visitors my site can welcome. So far it is definitely not for those with insufficient education, non-thinkers, not interested in more than something to be found easily around everywhere, which is sadly practically, nothing worthwhile, besides various specialties, for example, such as technically oriented, as an example.

In the last decade’s overall intelligence dropped drastically, as well as knowledge, besides discovering ways “How to sell”, which is trained everywhere.
There are really scary statistics which already could claim that this generation would first time in history be without a Step Up. All who can give a thought to this and understand it should be really horrified.
So, here, youngsters should stop for a while and think a bit more, skip perhaps what they are involved in, and get up a step towards better content of their learning and responsibility, not to bring a shame on their nation.

With interest and care for nowadays development of personality,
M.

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“Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances.”

Great Day Wishes…

As a creator of this highly intellectual and rich content site, I would like to ask those with insufficient education that you should not waste your time visiting, because you would not understand/grasp or value it.
I absolutely don’t care for high numbers visiting my site, but educated and/or intelligent ones. Those are rare, but important for me.
Thank you!
Best regards,
Maya

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You cannot taste me until you undress me.

Sincerely, banana.

What You Should Know About Bananas

Bananas, containing three natural sugars, sucrose, fructose, and glucose combined with fiber, give an instant, sustained, and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the
world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

DEPRESSION:

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because
bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood, and generally make you feel happier.



PMS:

Forget the pills — eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

ANEMIA:

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

BLOOD PRESSURE:

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make an official claim for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

BRAIN POWER:

200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch in a bid to boost their brainpower.  Research has shown that that potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.



CONSTIPATION:

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

HANGOVERS:

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the
honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and rehydrates your system.

HEARTBURN:

Bananas have a natural antacid effect on the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

MORNING SICKNESS:

Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

MOSQUITO BITES:

Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

NERVES:

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

OVERWEIGHT AND AT WORK?

Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

ULCERS:

The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL:

Many other cultures see bananas as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for
example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born at a cool temperature.

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD):

Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

SMOKING:

Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

STRESS:

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain, and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be re-balanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.



STROKES:

According to research in “The New England Journal of Medicine”, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%! So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the Vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe it’s time to change that well-known phrase so that we say,
“A banana a day keeps the doctor away!”

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“The most beautiful thing about time is that whether you do something or nothing, whether you are joyful or miserable, it passes by. No matter who you are or how you are, it passes at the same speed for everyone.”
Sadhguru

It is just that our experience of time varies depending upon how intensely we live or how slack we are. If you are very slack with life, it looks like time is passing by very slowly. If you are very intense, time just flies by. But in reality, time is happening to all of us at the same pace.

If you look at life in its full depth and dimension, life is a certain amount of space. If you look at life in a linear fashion, life is a certain amount of time. If you look at life from your psychological perspective, life is a certain number of problems. Every day I meet all sorts of people – thousands of them. The variety of problems they have is unbelievable. Birth is a problem, death is a problem, and in between, there are a series of problems. Now, a new year has come. This is a choice that you have to make: are you going to invest your thought, emotion, and energy towards making up problems or creating solutions? This does not mean you have to make a resolution to stop creating problems.

Keeping Accounts
There is no need to make any resolutions. You make a resolution because you want to do something you are not naturally inclined towards. But the simple thing is, are you naturally inclined to be joyful or miserable? Think about when you were a child – you were joyful. Someone had to make you unhappy. The natural inclination of life is for pleasantness and exuberance.

There are only two things to keep track of –
how joyful you are and how much joy you give to people around you.

So how joyful shall you be in the coming year? Just keep accounts. Many people who are in business think they should keep accounts only for the sake of the Income Tax.
No, you keep accounts because otherwise, you do not know whether you are making a profit or a loss. To know whether you are moving forward or backward, you need an account book. So why don’t you keep an account book?
Just check at the end of the day, “Am I a little more joyful today than yesterday?”
If you had done this since you were five years of age, you would have been ecstatic by now. Every day, every month, just keep accounts,

“Am I becoming more joyful or less joyful?”
There are only two things to keep track of – how joyful you are and how much joy you give to people around you. You can keep accounts of this.

People are keeping accounts of their money as if they are going to carry it with them forever. But the real wealth of life is how joyful you are, how wonderful and profound your experience of life is. Joy is not a goal by itself, but it is a necessary ambiance for life. If you do not set this one ambiance, then whatever you have will go waste. You may have health, but that will go waste because there are more people on this planet who are healthy and miserable than unhealthy and miserable. This is our time on this planet.

What are we going to do? Are we going to make this into an exuberant, joyful, wonderful planet, or are we going to make this into a miserable, horrible one? We are free to do this either way – the choice is yours.

Sincere Appreciation to Sadhguru for his wisdom I shared with you today, and…

My Best Wishes to all of You, who love wisdom, are on a higher level of thinking, and are always on alert for something worth knowing and learn to understand. Certainly such could be found on my pages. Why? Read about my life and achievements…
Visiting my website, although it is not for everybody, it is definitely for those intelligent, always searching for knowledge, never let their brains deteriorate or being brainwashed with trash to be found in rich supplies nowadays. So…

*If you wish to win with intelligence and special knowledge to get higher in society and become a more valued personality, vote for my site. Still, I never try to buy anyone, just offer. I helped many with the development of intelligence, special knowledge, and information. I absolutely don’t care about my SEO position. It is for sellers, surely not for thinkers./em>
Actually, it is quite entertaining for me… How many words here and there/what expressions… I must/must not… well, it is a real killer of intelligence development.

*If you are in a sales business and wish to sell more products, win with SEO fulfillments. It puts you higher to get customers. This is OK, you have to use all available avenues that could make earning your living easier. That’s perfectly fine.
So, I don’t mix those two choices together and absolutely don’t care for my SEO status. The lower it is, the more valuable my article is in a way of expression, using richer vocabulary, a special approach to matters, knowledge, originality…etc…

Well, see you again one of those (hopefully joyful) days…
Maya