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Robust Mental Health in Times of Crisis

Physical and emotional needs must be attended to, and especially in trying times. If they are not, we become vulnerable to depression, anger, anxiety disorders, greed and addiction.

This is the premise behind the book Human Givens, which is a rich and inspiring body of psychological knowledge to help you improve the quality of your life.

In short, these emotional needs include:

  • A secure and safe environment.
  • The ability to give and receive attention.
  • A sense of autonomy and control.
  • Being part of a wider community.
  • Friendship and intimacy.
  • A sense of competence and achievement.
  • Meaning and purpose.

Since these are the very things that are currently being demolished, it is very important to find creative ways to overcome these distressing conditions. There are always solutions to feel better. Move your body, phone somebody, watch something uplifting, learn a new skill, play board games, laugh, focus on the future because this too shall pass, change your mood with music, take control over stress eating, feed the birds, cook something from scratch, go for a walk in nature, etc.

Shocks have a way of driving us back to basics. Being loved or encouraging someone else, might be the only meaning and purpose we really need in life.

Not Just Toilet Paper

There are a few other items that might be a good idea to have on hand:

Vitamin C for the immune system. It gets depleted from stress and has to be replenished.

Vitamin D-3 is also recommended. Even though the hours of sunlight are increasing, they are still low. Canada has the highest incidence of MS and some research indicates it might be due to low levels of D-3.

Oil of Oregano is an excellent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antibiotic. About a decade ago, my royal consort cured his pneumonia with it when antibiotics had failed.

Pain and fever reducers like Advil, etc. And don’t run out of toothpaste.

Colloidal Silver is a great disinfectant. You can gargle with it, use it for eye infections, wash wounds, disinfect cutting boards, etc.

Proteins and fats instead of pasta and potato chips. Nut butters are highly recommended.

A Himalayan salt inhaler is good for your airways if you get a cough. You can buy them on Amazon.

And a bottle of wine and an eye dropper if severe rationing happens.

It’s the Randomness of it All

I added a new category for this blog. Drumroll – it’s called COVID-19.

The virus has the potential to kill everybody on earth. So we better shut down everything except grocery stores, pharmacies…and Canadian Tire…

Stop Worrying. The Robots Will Save Us

Just watched a wonderful example of Orwellian Double Speak in an interview with the Facebook CEO in Munich this past February.

He said that Facebook is to give people a voice and encourage democratic dialogue and bring people together. How? Hive behaviour and groupthink?

Then he says that Facebook takes down one million fake accounts per day and regulation is necessary. Of course, nobody asks who determines what is fake. Read about Stanley Milgram’s study on obedience to authority to understand why.

Artificial Intelligence determines if a website is not behaving like a human and that’s why Facebook just had to intervene in over 200 elections worldwide since 2016. Great. So a robot will determine authentic behaviour – like HAL in the movie 2001.

So if the robot makes a mistake about your intentions, can you sue them in court?

The NYSE is eliminating floor traders starting tomorrow because of the virus and all the trades will be done by robots. A few days ago I found an article that said that AI trades are great when markets are going up, but the robots flee when markets start trading down and things crash. This article is now nowhere to be found on the internet.

Do You Trust the World Health Organization?

During the week of February 15, there was a conference in Germany called the Munich Security Conference. I’d never heard of it, but apparently it has been happening for over 50 years.

I watched some of the videos from the conference. One of them was from the president of the WHO about the coronovirus.

On February 15, 2020, he said:

“We are encouraged that outside China, we have not yet seen widespread community transmissions.”

But when you check the spread of covid-19 on February 15, 2020, it says that there are 64,000 cases in 28 countries.

That sounds like widespread community transmissions to me.

Is he lying?

And how are 500 world business and government leaders able to fly to Munich to this conference without fear of contracting this disease, including a major diplomat from China and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook?

Is the Cure Now Worse Than the Disease?

How does it make sense to protect people, while simultaneously destroying their livelihood and a large chunk of the world economy?

Since 95% of the cases of this virus are MILD, maybe they could turn the panic meter down and just report on the number of severe cases.

But then you wouldn’t be glued to CNN and WHO authorities scaring you to death. Fear destroys your ability to think critically and makes you more susceptible to suggestion.

And don’t be fooled by numbers. On one website reporting on the number of closed cases and the death total of 11,300, the percentage is an alarming 11% death rate. But this isn’t accurate. The total cases of 272,056 and the death total of 11,300 is 4% not 11%.

Another thing that doesn’t make sense is the diktat to refuse cash as payment. Why is it okay for the cashier to touch all the items you buy, but not touch your cash? And they are wearing gloves, which probably increases the chance of transmission since they are touching every order and not washing their hands. Even if you tap by credit card, you still have to touch the screen to indicate the number of bags etc. And if fomites are really that dangerous, everything you come into contact with is a potential killer. But I don’t see people dropping dead in the streets.

I still detect a sinister motivation in all of this destruction, but I have always been the ‘Emperor Has No Clothes’ kid.

iTunes for Movies

Years ago, I said to my royal consort and brother that I wished there was some way to buy individual songs instead of albums which had a bunch of tunes I was not interested in. They both scoffed at my idea and said it could never happen because record companies would never be able to sort out the royalties. So in a way, I invented iTunes.

The problem with comedies is, even though they are funny, the scenes that make me laugh are few and far between. Kind of like having an album with only one great song. I wish there was a way to gather together the scenes from movies that make me laugh out loud. It wouldn’t be out of context because I’ve seen the movies. I could just relive the hilarious parts. These are some of the things that would be on my reel:

From Anger Management – the scene with clothing for cats.

From Dick and Jane – the scene where Jim Carrey pretends he’s a puppet.

From Keeping the Faith – the scene with the Karaoke salesman

From Tommy Boy – the scene with Chris Farley and the CEO

From Neighbours – when the neighbour asks “You gotta whore in there?”

This little exercise might be a bit of relief from the current madness – think about things that made you laugh. Look them up on YouTube and share them with others.

Maybe Buy a Few Extra Things

It’s better to be prepared than scared, especially when we don’t really know what’s happening.

Just read an opinion piece that says the bond markets are indicating inflation, and possibly hyperinflation might be on the way. Maybe, maybe not. It’s quite impossible to know for sure.

The U.S. owes $trillions from their reckless spending. There are two ways to make this kind of debt go away: default or hyperinflation.

Unfortunately, savers are the ones punished when a currency is debased.

Stay Healthy and Stay Safe

This is the mantra for Coronagate. How healthy are you going to be with the stress of stock markets crashing, businesses closing, and sheltering in place, which might be a euphemism for martial law.

And what about your financial health, which is being crushed by what some think is an insane overreaction or possible power grab for dictatorial powers over your health, or a sea change to worldwide digital currency. I hope we’re not saying sayounara to freedom of choice.

If I was an evil genius, I would create a panic and let people willingly bankrupt themselves out of fear of the unknown. I would set up a few authoritative-sounding voices that pounded the fear in 24/7. Then I would get the government to guarantee the loans that the people can’t pay back because they are broke. Thus increasing the debt of governments that future taxpayers are on the hook for – forever. Kind of like what the bailouts did in 2008, and are doing now:

So get this: The big four US airlines – Delta, United, American, and Southwest – whose stocks are now getting crushed because they may run out of cash in a few months, would be the primary recipients of that $50 billion bailout, well, after they wasted, blew, and incinerated willfully and recklessly together $43.7 billion in cash on share buybacks since 2012 for the sole purpose of enriching the very shareholders that will now be bailed out by the taxpayer (buyback data via YCHARTS):

One thing you might not know – the Federal Reserve is not a part of the government. It is not Federal, and it doesn’t have any reserves.

You can educate yourself here.

A wonderfully enlightening book about how financial parasites and debt destroy the global economy is Killing The Host by Michael Hudson.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Enjoy a Guinness with a side of potatoes!

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