More Walk-Ins Are Arriving Now!

 

Many know that phenomenon, someone you know behaves different over night. Most times these changes are stunning and amazing so it will refresh friendships and social bonds. Sometimes a known person turns to such a beacon of light that friendship will break, because of  different energy poles. It’s urgent to know that this exist, it occurs in waves to allow more souls experience on earth and get helpers for collective ascension. This will support people who already work with their spirit guides, more beings with deep knowledge do create bigger fields of the new energies.

 

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More Walk-Ins Are Arriving Now!

 

 

 
Shar

 

By Michelle Walling, CHLC
Editor, Howtoexitthematrix.com

 

There is a war going on for our consciousness and our planet. As we witness chaos and confusion in the outer world due to increased blasts of lower vibrational energy, a counter balance tactic will always have to occur to keep the planet from being too far off kilter. Part of our counter balance for the dark attacks involves a change of the guard. Some tired souls are walking out and being replaced in the physical bodies with new, high vibrational star family walk ins.

 

The changing of the guards

 

An aspect of a spirit that becomes an individual soul has a mission to accomplish wherever it goes. If it is successful in one mission, it will either take on another mission, die in the physical and return to spirit, or walk out and allow another soul to occupy the body without having to go through the birthing process.

 

Many people have already been forerunners of walk in integrations. However, now as it seems that the matrix is crumbling before our eyes, huge groups of souls are leaving and being replaced with new souls in a changing of the guard. Some of these people will have already placed themselves in high level spy positions within banking, politics, oil and gas, education, and medical and will be the change makers when the time is right in these fields.  As we all know that “we” are the ones we have been waiting for, there are more “we” to come. You could think of this as the “Trojan Horse” strategy.

 

According to Wikipedia, “The Trojan Horse is a story from the Trojan War about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the independent city of Troy and win the war. In the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside including Odysseus. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, ending the war.”

 

In our case, we are not unlike a trojan virus in a computer, however we are flipping the polarity to become the anti-virus in the matrix by raising the frequency above the technological capacity of the control matrix.

 

In my messages from my star family that I received a few months ago, I was told that support was coming for me in the form of walk ins. I always like to wait for confirmation or first hand experience before sharing anything, and I have enough evidence to feel certain that this is happening now. Spirit leads me to various articles or videos that have talked of massive groups of walk ins as well as massive “ships” arriving that are our star family. These ships are actually conglomerates of shards of our star family that projected their consciousness into our realm.

 

These souls are the back up calvary, here to either replace or walk beside the “boots on the ground”. Those who had not already placed themselves into position soon will suddenly realize where they need to be and may move or re-enter a matrix based job or society in order to master the game and take back control of the planet.

 

Soul Exchange

 

A benevolent walk in is a soul that makes an agreement with an existing soul to either trade places or merge with the existing soul in the physical body. Some souls here at this time knew that they only needed to accomplish certain goals and upon completion of these goals (or the evidence that there is no possibility of completion), they will retreat and allow another soul to step in. Some who leave have just had enough and are either spinning their wheels or have no more energy left to “spin a yarn” at all. When one soul walks out and allows another soul to walk in, this is called a soul exchange.

 

As the inner soul prepares an original incarnated soul for a walk out, some people may feel a sense of their life coming to an end or not having a soul purpose. Depression and suicidal thoughts are common for these people. Others feel a sense of peace and knowing that they have done the best they could do and they are going to be “going home” soon.

 

For a complete walk out/walk in experience, the body needs to be completely still, and usually happens while a person is asleep. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes accidents may be set up so that the person lay resting, unable to move. Being “unconscious” is the ideal state for a walk out/walk in situation. Most of the time everything goes as planned and the person recovers miraculously from the accident or sickness. Other times the exchange is difficult for the new soul and recovery may even take years as the body is healed and the soul completely aligns the auric fields.

 

Soul braids

 

Other souls are doing the work necessary to raise their vibrational frequency which is increasing their conscious connection to Source and the remembrance of their soul purpose. This is the main focus of the Starseed mission and therefore ends up in an ironic position. Those who are successful in the first part of the mission to do the healing and clearing work have to stay! Their goal is to connect and merge with the higher multidimensional aspect of themselves. For these people, they will have their “higher selves” braiding or joining with the original aspect of their soul that incarnated. This could happen once or could happen many times as they continue to integrate more and more.

 

Integration of a braided walk in requires some planning and time to take place. Many times the “work” we are doing is transmuting low vibrational frequencies, implants, and technologies that keep us stuck in the hypnotic mind control state. This rise in frequency matches the soul that needs to walk in better, and expands the body’s energy field to be able to hold more capacity.

 

Preparation

 

The work that the souls are doing on Earth is a highly respected and honored job that will affect the whole Universe. According to Dolores Cannon, there was a long line of souls hoping to get the chance to come to Earth to be a part of this mission. Ideally, the well- prepared walk in soul will have already spent much time observing in preparation and will have walked in and walked out several times so that it will make a seamless transition for close friends and family over time, even if they end up moving away or losing friends.

 

For a soul braid, the preparation of  trying on the body by walking in and walking out will cease and the soul will permanently integrate and join the original soul in the physical body.

 

Most of the time a soul exchange will involve a soul of the same star family lineage in order to have the highest success rate of acceptance by the physical body. These are considered soulmates. If this is not happening to you, it could happen to someone on the planet that is serving as a host for your star family to find you! Many have been looking for this connection with someone their whole lives. Connecting with your new walk in friend will be assisted by your “team” and as you learn to let your higher self “drive the vehicle”, the faster the walk in will find you and be able to commence with the work that you two came here to accomplish.

 

Often times the walk in walks a lonely path as they need time for rest, contemplation and meditation, and balanced integration. Because of the raising of the overall frequency of the planet and of our bodies, the new walk in souls are having a much easier time integrating and adjusting to their new environment. This means a reduction in the number of accidents if someone just would not slow down to allow the transfer to take place.

 

Honoring contracts

 

A walk in souls does its very best to honor all of the contracts that the original soul set up. Even better, a higher aspect of yourself that walks in usually remembers to cut any contracts that are no longer in your highest and best interest, or were made out of coercion or trickery. So the new walk in has a period of time where they have to go through the motions of working with the contracts through living their lives with other humans as the original soul until the contracts are fulfilled or nullified. Other times, a person will have already done the work to tie up loose ends and fulfill contracts even if they did not realize they were simplifying things for the new walk in.

 

A new walk in soul retains most of the soul memories of the previous or braided soul and observes them without emotional attachment or judgment. Because of the lack of emotional attachment, changes in the person’s life are much easier to accomplish.

 

Ascension is also descension

 

In a way, ascension involves integrating more and more higher aspects of your multidimensional self. One has to descend into the darkness and clear out the muck in order to raise their frequency beyond the control matrix. Then, as you are rising in frequency and consciousness to meet your higher selves, a portion of them descends to meet you. Your vessel becomes the container for this blended dark and the light in a balanced state, but being driven by light principles of love and truth instead of control and deception.

 

The higher self is higher because it did not descend completely into the lower bowels of the third dimension to incarnate. The majority of its energy still exists in higher frequencies. It left the hard work to you! But we knew on another level that the reward the would be eventual re-integration and the ability to traverse all dimensions, while still being YOU. Integration of our higher selves is definitely a huge part of the ascension process and requires surrender of the beliefs and programming as well of as the lower consciousness or ego. It doesn’t mean that you become your higher self or that your higher self descends into you. It is more like a dance of integrations and separation, sharing knowledge and experience on an oversoul level.

 

Freedom for humanity

 

This ability for an Earth human to be free to be many places or frequencies at the same time was cut off through genetic manipulation and frequency fence barriers in the matrix. As each person breaks free of the barriers through raising their vibrational frequency and accessing the Source consciousness within themselves, it affects the collective. We are all connected and we ebb and flow like drops of water in the sea. It only takes a small wave to be able to ripple through the ocean, affecting everyone and everything. Your transformation begins with the understanding of what is happening and the intention to begin the process.

 

The malevolents

 

This article addresses benevolent walk ins here to help raise the frequency of the planet which unveils the original template and consciousness for matter and humanity. A malevolent walk in is considered a possession and there also souls that “hitchhike”, with many souls possessing a body at one time. While this is occurring with the population that is entrenched in the low frequency on the planet, the focus at this time in this article is support of new walk in souls that are having to integrate and hold high frequency in the physical body. Some may have never been on Earth before and many of the customs and foods are completely foreign.

 

Starseed and Walk In support

 

Many forerunners have been preparing their practices for the influx of awakened people. Seasoned healers, energy workers, and coaches help with the changes that are occurring physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as we break through the low frequency barriers of the matrix.

 

For instance, I provide coaching support to those Starseed walk ins lucky enough to remember that they are a walk in. When you schedule a session with me, you get to tap into my diverse experience with “fitting in”, physical body ascension symptoms, monetary survival, relationships, contract revocation, integrating lost soul shards, and loneliness and depression.

 

Energy workers can use the laying of hands or sound therapy to help integrate and balance the energy polarity in the physical body.  This repairs the left and right brain connection and helps balance the masculine and feminine polarities.

 

Many people know that something has happened to them but they just can’t seem to put their finger on it. Some signs of a walk in are:

 

  • Their personality has noticeably changed.
  • Their eating habits noticeably change or they develop allergies to certain foods.
  • They may make drastic changes in friends or relationships.
  • They have lost memory.
  • They act neutrally and show less emotional attachment and turmoil.
  • They change many things they used to like to do seemingly overnight.
  • They may have slight seizures for a while or “black out” moments.
  • Feeling like the crown chakra is always open and tingly.
  • Feeling temporarily crazy or disoriented.

 

Most of the symptoms are leaving quicker these days than in the past. It is important to feel and express grief or emotions quickly as they come up, as this is a part of the process of integration. As soon as a new walk in remembers why it is here, it has the tendency to hit the ground running and start knocking out its tasks. If they are not careful, a period of burnout then happens and they will have a need to stop and replenish their energy levels.

 

I have also assisted awakened people who have witnessed someone close them rapidly change or has even expressed that they are a walk in. These people need support too, and may need help in assisting the walk in. Watching someone who you once knew become someone else can be an emotional strain and it really helps to have someone who has been through this. I have not only witnessed walk ins into people who are close to me, but I myself am a braided walk in with higher multidimensional aspects of my soul. It is important to assess the environment and people around the new walk in as they are very open and can absorb beliefs and energies of those around them.

 

Many of us have felt lonely and isolated because we did incarnate with some of our closest star family. We needed to be spread across the planet in order to hold balance and claim domain over certain places on Earth. It brings me joy to know that the calvary has arrived to provide the much needed support system of information and high vibration. Healers, coaches, and first wavers, now is the time to use what you have learned to help these walk in souls. This is an inside job, and THEY are the ones we have also been waiting for!

 

About the authorMichelle Walling is a Holistic Life Coach specializing in Starseed support, and is a transformational public speaker, writer, webmaster, and radio show host. Her websites are michellewalling.comHowtoexitthematrix.comCosmicstarseeds.com, and Cosmicawakeningshow.com. Michelle’s personal Facebook page can be found HERE, where you can follow for updated posts on all of her websites. Subscribe to Michelle’s YouTube channel HERE. You can show your support for Michelle’s work by becoming a Patreon Member for only $8.88 per month and receive access to member only recordings. Click HERE for Michelle’s Patreon page. Click HERE to book a session with Michelle.

 

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AMAIRIKUHN EDGYKAYSHUN: THANK YOU, STANDARDIZED TESTS

Look at this, big success for the elites. Years ago they got the idea to dumb down the population from average IQ of 120 to 80, so they have better followers to smoke up in their wars. People who follow every order, shills who fight for every meme or fake agenda. Now take a look at the results, yes it’s working in whole countries as planned. While the situation in Europe is the same, IQ is managed down, no expert workers for companies at the horizon and mass migration of farmers that cannot even read and write won’t change the situation.

https://gizadeathstar.com/2018/11/amairikuhn-edgykayshun-thank-you-standardized-tests/

Mr. C.S. found this one, and it’s more bad news for Amairkuhn edgykayshun: the latest ACT test scores are in for 2018, and the results are… well, disastrous, disappointing, and entirely to be expected:

Thanks, Common Core: ACT Scores for Class of 2018 Worst in Decades

There were two things that occurred to me as I read this latest in a long litany of bad edgykayshunal nooz. Here’s what sparked my first observation:

The creators of the ACT test announced on Wednesday that scores for the class of 2018 are the worst reported in decades. Math scores, in fact, are in freefall among ACT-tested U.S. high school graduates, falling to their lowest mark in 14 years, according to The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2018, the ACT’s annual report.

The report includes ACT test results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“The percentage of ACT-tested graduates who met or surpassed the ACT College Readiness Benchmark in math—suggesting they are ready to succeed in a first-year college algebra class—fell to its lowest level since 2004,” the report declared, with only 40 percent of 2018 graduates meeting the benchmark, “down from a high of 46% in 2012.” (Emphasis added)

“Wait a minute,” I thought. Algebra?!?  In college? That one stunned me, because when I had algebra, I had it in the 8th grade, geometry in the 9th, algebra II and linear algebra in the 10th grade, and so on. And at the time, that program was more or less required of everyone. And that requirement was more or less common in the region of the country I came from. Now, of course, it is always erroneous to extrapolate general patterns from a “sample of one,” especially when that sample is oneself, but I cannot help but do so, for if this is indicative of a general trend, it now means that what used to be done in junior high school, or middle school, is now pushed back into college, and our students are still not prepared for it. In short, not only has there been “grade inflation,” but college is no longer genuinely college.

So what, then, are they doing in all that time leading up to college? Well, to get to that we have to take a short trip around Harvey’s Barn.

The rest of the article is the usual lament about Common Core, the increasing “one size fits all” federalization of edgykayshun, and so on. We’ve all heard it before, so there’s no need to rehearse it here. If you’re interested in the ins and outs of federalization, including the link between standardized testing and the surveillance state, MK-Ultra mind control projects, and so on, see my book with co-author Gary Lawrence Rotten to the (Common) Core.

What were they doing? The answer is hinted at in the following three paragraphs:

“The percentage of ACT-tested graduates who met or surpassed the ACT College Readiness Benchmark in math—suggesting they are ready to succeed in a first-year college algebra class—fell to its lowest level since 2004,” the report declared, with only 40 percent of 2018 graduates meeting the benchmark, “down from a high of 46% in 2012.”

The average score on the ACT math test dropped to its lowest level in 20 years — 20.5 on a scale of 1 to 36. American students scored 21.1 in 2012 and 20.7 last year.

“Readiness in English has also been trending down over the past several years, dropping from 64% in 2015 to 60% this year, the lowest level since the benchmarks were introduced,” according to the report.” Readiness levels in reading (46%) and science (36%) were both down one percentage point from last year but are showing no long-term trends either upward or downward. Science remains the subject area in which students are least likely to be prepared for college coursework.” (Emphasis added)

It’s that “showing no long-term trends either upward or downward” that caught my attention, when considered in the context of the overall trend downward. One might indeed argue that there is no trend since the Common Core standards are relatively new.

But standardized tests are not new, and since their successful mass introduction after World War Two, the overall trend is downward. One need only look at the disjointed, fourth grade level thinking (if that), and the illegible scrawls (which might as well be Mandarin ideograms) in a modern Amairikuhn high school term paper – the inability to think, analyze, synthesize, and then write in an adult, coherent and reasoning way – and one sees the trend immediately. I know, I used to teach at the college level (and that was in the 1990s!), and it was obvious and evident. So the answer to the question “what were they doing all that time?” seems perfectly clear and self-evident to anyone with a modicum of common sense: teachers were forced to teach to the tests which, with but few exceptions, required no thought, analysis, synthesis, and writing and arguing a case. Teachers were being separated from their own students, and the disciplines they were expected to teach.

John Taylor Gatto recently died, but it’s worth recalling what he said, and why after a lifetime of trying to teach in this system, he finally threw up his hands, and quit: the system is not fixable. No amount of money, of tinkering, or of “education” or “certification” courses will fix it. No amount of federal involvement will fix it. More administrators and standardized tests will fix it. It is irretrievably broken. As Mr. Lawrence and I pointed out in our book, there’s a long list of people in western cultural history who never attended a modern Amairkuhn school, nor ever sat for a “standardized test”; they’re familiar names: William Shakespeare, Virginia Wolfe, Jane Austin, Immanuel Kant, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, and so on.

This abominable system has, however, had one success: it has dumbed down most of the population.

Just like it was designed to do.

See you on the flip side…

About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

https://gizadeathstar.com/2018/11/amairikuhn-edgykayshun-thank-you-standardized-tests/

That Topic and its Related Question Again….

A minority cannot create the energy for an event, like said so many times before. En energetic outburst from the collective is required, the so called critical mass need to trigger it. Remind free will, it’s the free will from whole collective pushing with ruling cabals against change on earth. Stuck in robotic life and unaware actioning the few will have to wait.

https://theearthplan.blogspot.com/2018/10/that-topic-and-its-related-question.html

This post is the result of some private communication with a few people in recent weeks, as well as a response to a comment on my blog. As events (and I really should avoid using this word) unfold chaotically around us and the energies coming in get more serious (as in “let’s get serious”), our information-overload community is seeing even more messages popping out everywhere we look, talking about The Event. I know we are all on the same page here, where the term “The Event” means The Big One, as I like to call it.

There is a lot of angst and anxiety right now, even more than ever before as our emotions run high in tandem with the frequencies of the energies coming in. I would like to say something about the ever-present and almost-rhetoric question, “When?” As always, it’s my opinion that I’m offering, not answers, not advice.

Splash

Some background is necessary, so that it paints the landscape upon which I will voice my opinions because it shows from where I’m coming, and why I have the perception I currently hold.

In the months leading up to 2012 December Solstice, the Lightworker community was inundated with information on how to prepare for The Shift into the Golden Age. We were told, repeatedly, that Life on Earth would change tremendously for the better. Many left their Soul-sapping 3D jobs because remaining in those situations would undoubtedly lower their vibrations, which in turn would render it difficult to go through The Shift. Some sold their houses, drastically down-sized and went off-grid to prepare. Some sources even encouraged the community to stop paying taxes and cease their loan repayments. A couple of sources even laid out the guidelines on what to do on the fateful day of The Shift, 21 December 2012 ~ that included just lying down in meditation and waiting for the transformation.

In a webinar a few months before the Solstice, a participant asked Sheldan Nidle’s advice about the former’s intention to give away his pension funds, since money is redundant after The Shift. To his credit, Sheldan told him to hold on to his money.

When the Solstice came and went without an apparent Shift, the community was stunned senseless into a shocked silence as it desperately scrambled for answers to address what had not taken place. As the screaming realisation began to quickly dawn, there was a frantic surge of activity as sources tried to explain the situation and the beleaguered community tried to recover. Many had to face the consequences of the “preparations” they had undertaken prior to the Solstice. A good number, deeply disgusted and totally bereft of faith, left the LW community and re-joined the 3D world. Tragically, I also knew about a couple of Lightworkers who took their own lives as the thought of plodding on in a Prison Planet environment was just too much to bear.

I went through all of that unfolding, pre- and post-Solstice. I had allowed myself to believe that indeed, The Shift was going to take place on the Solstice. Thankfully, at the same time, I was also open to information that suggested nothing spectacular would occur, at least on our physical plane. That meant I wasn’t totally invested in the Solstice expectation. Invested enough to go along with the “flow”, but thankfully not completely, which enabled me to bounce back pretty quickly and afforded me a perspective that has been serving me well since.

(At this point, I would like to clarify that the 2012 December Solstice WAS a significant marker in Mother Gaia’s and our history ~ she made it to the “other side” and initiated a positive Ascension Timeline, and officially came under Cosmic protection, planet-wise.)

rdiane

Today, every time I come across a date, or some claim that something is going to happen in a week, two weeks, next Friday or on the 31st, I can take it in without over-investment in the information. I can choose to dismiss it, follow up on it, conduct more research, or just accept it and place it at the back burner without hanging on to every detail. If I had followed the information with interest and the date comes and goes without anything happening, I don’t get triggered, I don’t wring my hands, I don’t confront, I don’t blame.

Am I being righteous? Not at all. I’m being protective, I’m being self-preserving. Preserving my sanity, protecting myself from falling into the trap of low vibrational frequencies.

Equally as important is the reminder I have for myself ~ that I had chosen to believe in the information. It wasn’t forced upon me, the source didn’t harass me to listen/read, no one pressured me to follow. If I had misplaced my trust or faith on some source that didn’t deliver authentic information, the responsibility lies solely with me.

I’m not able to determine when The Event would take place, but I am able to choose how I react to information. How I respond is up to me, because after all, it’s my choice, it’s my Life.

Ultimately, it’s up to me how I choose to live this Lifetime I’m having right now. Dark control mechanisms and programs and strong undercurrents aside, I can still walk my own path as much as possible.

I’d like to believe that I’m not here by accident. I’d like to believe that I have a role to play, some capacity to serve, and some purpose to fulfill, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem compared to the public Lightworker world stage. I am by no means perfect, or even anywhere decently near perfect, but I try to do my best as often as possible. I may not be able to make an impact anyone or anything, but for sure I can make an impact upon myself.

If I permit myself to be ensnared by blame, despair, divide and conquer, loss of hope, and stalling in my own spiritual evolution, I would be allowing the dark to win. I will do my utter best to refuse to let that happen. I try to remind myself that I’m here to help, and not hinder the Ascension process by indirectly assisting the dark.

Humanity is stirring from its eons-old deep slumber ~ I can see that clearly for myself even as I simultaneously acknowledge that there are pockets that are getting darker. If I call myself a Lightworker, then I’d jolly well better do Light work! And that certainly includes raising my own vibes and shining my Light as often as possible. Hey, I’m no saint ~ there are times I just “forget” and get really annoyed, calling some senseless driver “TWIT!!” when I’m driving, but then spend the next minute trying to work myself up the vibes scale again.

Worst-case scenario? No such thing as The Event but instead, an agonisingly slow Ascension crawl that may take generations. What then?

Well, I still owe it to my Self/Soul to ensure that I continue my spiritual evolution as best as I can, for the rest of my Life here on Earth. And then, when I cross over, I make darn sure I keep both my hands firmly locked at my side when they ask for “Volunteers”…..

Bottom line: It’s my Life, and I get to choose how I respond to what’s around me.

Namaste and Blessings!

https://theearthplan.blogspot.com/2018/10/that-topic-and-its-related-question.html

Why Is Social Media So Toxic?

Especially have an open for for divide and rule, because social media and video platforms only support like and dislike. To keep humanity into the polar experience, what in fact is a limitation of all. For example take a video about UFO and have thousands of people drinking alcohol in their leisure time as hobby. They all will the best made and researched UFO video a big fail with dislikes. These machine manipulatable methods are placed to keep humans in the polarity with limited horizon. As to keep them into the social media world to rant and dislike every information, to invest time into things they are not interested in.

The controllers success can be seen in Charles article, thanks to him for this eye opener.

https://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2018/10/why-is-social-media-so-toxic.html

The desire to improve our social standing is natural. What’s unnatural is the toxicity of doing so through social media.
It seems self-evident that the divisiveness that characterizes this juncture of American history is manifesting profound social and economic disorders that have little to do with politics. In this context, social media isn’t the source of the fire, it’s more like the gasoline that’s being tossed on top of the dry timber.
My thinking on social media’s toxic nature has been heavily influenced by long conversations with my friend GFB, who persuaded me that my initial dismissal of Facebook’s influence was misplaced.
Our views of all media, traditional, alternative and social, is of course heavily influenced by our own participation / consumption of each type of media.Those who watch very little corporate-media broadcast “news” find the entire phenomenon very bizarre and easily mocked, and the same holds true for those who do not have any social media accounts: the whole phenomenon seems bizarre and easy to mock.
As for alternative media, many people accustomed to traditional media have never visited a single blog or listened to a single podcast.
Part of my job, as it were, is to monitor all three basic flavors of mass media, and do so as objectively as I can, which is to say, seek out representative narratives and commentaries across the full political and social spectra of each media.
So why is social media so toxic to healthy dialog and tolerance, and to those who live much of their lives via social media? I think we can discern several dynamics that direct the entire social media space.
1. The feedback loops within each “tribe” strengthen the most divisive, toxic narratives and opinions.
In the anti-Trump tribe, for example, those calling most vociferously for Trump’s head on a stake are “rewarded” by praise from other members of the tribe via “likes” and positive comments on the “bravery” of their extreme language.
Others note this feedback and are naturally drawn into trying to top the extreme language: I want Trump’s head on a stake, and then let’s set it on fire, etc.
In the real world, expressing such extreme views soon draws negative or moderating feedback from those outside the social media’s claustrophobic “tribe.” More reasonable people will politely suggest that such extremism isn’t very helpful, or they will start shunning the frothing-at-the-mouth firebrand.
But in the social media world, there are no moderating feedbacks. Anyone who dares question the extremism being reinforced by the “tribe” is quickly attacked or ejected from the tribe. Attacking moderate voices increases the potential “rewards” / likes from tribal members.
2. All human social interactions have a potential impact on the perceived relative status level of the participants, and jockeying for higher status is embedded in social animals such as humans. So naturally we’re drawn to organizing our participation in social media around the implicit task of improving our status / upward mobility.
In the real world, it’s relatively arduous to increase one’s social status,especially as the widening wealth/income gap effectively disenfranchises an increasing percentage of the populace.
In the real world, increasing one’s social status depends on one’s class, i.e. who we hope to impress. Raising one’s status usually requires some expenditure: a trip abroad to an exotic locale that few other social climbers have visited; a new fully loaded pickup truck, another graduate degree, a trip to Las Vegas, etc.
In the social media world, increasing one’s perceived place in the pecking order of “likes” (or views), number of “friends”, etc., depends less on conspicuous consumption / bragging (without appearing to brag, of course) and more on pleasing the tribe in ways that garner more “likes” and “friends.”
In the real world, to raise one’s status, we need to flash the diamond ring, show off the new luxury car/truck, flash photos of the exotic locale, display the graduate diploma, etc. But online, there’s very little in the way of verification: we are who we present ourselves to be.
As opportunities to upward social/financial mobility fade and downward mobility becomes the norm for a great many individuals and “tribes,” the appeal of a cost-free way to increase one’s status increases proportionately.
3. The expansion of the number of “tribes” one can belong to in social media. In the real world, jockeying for higher status is limited to one’s immediate circle of family, friends and colleagues, and to a lesser degree, wider circles in membership organizations such as alumni groups, trade associations, etc. It’s hard to impress the wider world because very few of us have any access or exposure in traditional media.
But in social media, we can become “known” and “liked” in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. or within specific online communities within the social media world. In other words, if we can’t “be somebody” in the wider world or the real world, we can still “become somebody” in a smaller (but still very real and important to its participants) group online.
The desire to improve our social standing is natural. What’s unnatural is the toxicity of doing so through social media.
If we put these three dynamics together, it’s little wonder so many people are drawn to living a major part of their lives online, and modifying their behaviors and views to increase their social standing / visibility online by whatever attracts more view, “likes” and “friends.”
These dynamics help us understand why social media is intrinsically toxic to civil society: being civil doesn’t raise one’s status, while reaching for new extremes is rewarded by the “likes” and “friends” all humans crave as manifestations of our social status.

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Christian Woman Sentenced To Death For Insulting Prophet Muhammad Pleads For Her Life

This is coming to Europe too, the people invited it with open arms and nobody cares. The majority will set the master religion and the minority will become infidels. You need man to create hell on earth and man is willing to do so.

https://yournewswire.com/christian-woman-sentenced-death-insulting-prophet-muhammad-pleads-life/

A Christian woman, currently on death row for insulting the prophet Muhammad in Pakistan, has pleaded with a court to allow her to live. 

Asia Bibi was sentenced to death in 2010 under Pakistan’s strict anti-blasphemy laws. She was sentenced to hang following a quarrel she had in 2009 with a Muslim woman.

Her husband, Ashiq Masih, told the Catholic News Service that she will learn the outcome of her appeal to the Pakistan Supreme Court later this month.

Cruxnow.com reports:  If Bibi is released, he said, she and her family will immediately seek sanctuary in one of several countries that have offered them exile, because it is too dangerous for them to remain in Pakistan.

Ashiq, a builder from Sheikhupura, Pakistan, was in England with his and Bibi’s youngest daughter, Eisham Ashiq, as guests of Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic charity helping persecuted Christians.

They said when they visited Bibi in Multan Prison Oct. 1 that she was in good health, contrary to speculation that she was developing dementia.

During the interview at St Columba’s Church, Ashiq said Bibi was praying constantly and that she deeply believed she would win her freedom.

“She is psychologically, physically and spiritually strong,” said Ashiq. “Having a very strong faith, she is ready and willing to die for Christ. She will never convert to Islam.

“She also wanted to deliver a message to the international community that they must remember her in their prayers. These prayers will open the door of the prison, and she will be released very soon,” he said.

“She is spending her life praying with a very strong faith and is reading the Bible every day. She feels when she is praying, Jesus is encouraging and supporting her,” he continued, adding that she also received Communion in jail Oct. 1.

In June 2009 Bibi, who worked as a farmhand, was accused of blasphemy against Islam after Muslim women objected to her drinking from a common water supply because she is a Christian.

Eisham told CNS that, as a 9-year-old girl, she witnessed her mother being severely beaten by a Muslim mob in the aftermath of the accusation.

“I believe in God and I believe she will be released, but she can’t live in Pakistan once she has been released — simple as that,” she said.

Bibi was rescued by police, only to be sentenced to death for violating Section 295C of the Pakistan Penal Code, which makes insulting Muhammad a capital offense.

No one has been executed under the law so far, but Christians who are falsely accused often are lynched or spend many years in prison.

Bibi’s final appeal will be heard by a special three-judge bench. The hearing represents her last chance at avoiding a death sentence for blasphemy. If the court upholds the execution order, the only option open to her lawyers will be a direct appeal for clemency to President Imran Khan.

Her case has divided Pakistan, with millions of Islamic militants reportedly willing to kill her to obtain a reward of 500,000 rupees offered by a Muslim cleric for her murder; some moderate Muslims have called for her release.

Among those who called for her release was the governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, who was assassinated in January 2011 after he said he would fight for her release.

Two months later, Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, was gunned down after he said he would seek the reform of the blasphemy laws to stop them being abused to persecute innocent Christians.

Now-retired Pope Benedict XVI is among those to have publicly called for Bibi’s release and, in February, Pope Francis received Ashiq and Eisham at the Vatican, while the Coliseum was bathed in red light to highlight the suffering of contemporary martyrs.

Ashiq said: “The pope encouraged us and said to us, ‘Don’t let your mind be disturbed’ and said ‘Pass on my encouragement to Asia Bibi and bless her as well.’ He said he is praying for her and that he believed she would be freed very soon.

“By meeting him, our faith was boosted,” he said. “We were already believing and have a strong faith, but listening to him really encouraged us.”

“Remember us in your prayers and support us as much as you can so that Asia Bibi can be released very soon,” Ashiq said. “When she is free, she will able to answer questions in person.”

“Remember us in your prayers and support us as much as you can so that Asia Bibi can be released very soon,” Ashiq said. “When she is free, she will able to answer questions in person.”

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