Healing Our Consciousness, World Politics

Healing the Victim / Tyrant Within

cartoon karl

Joseph Hugh O’Brien: “a lie is a lie no matter how many times it is repeated …”

My response to Joseph & the above cartoon:


The only thing about the lie, though, still a “lie” – is its one that people BELIEVE….when repeated enough. Sold enough. And, bought enough!

its hard not to feel hopeless…

Spin Doctors who’ve sold their Soul to the “Devil” – to whatever you wanna call it, so to speak – WHAT do we DO about it???

My heart is breaking RIGHT NOW!!!

I’m living AMIDST these Spin Doctors…I’m living amidst serious betrayal of justice… I’m living amidst the ones being slowly murdered by real liars / heroes of the dark side…

What do I do? What do any of us do?

There are many days I can’t go on… Somehow, I do…

I watch them murder, cut and burn their victims…

What do I do?

I am afraid of them. I have spoken up sought help everywhere… still seek help… all to NO AVAIL.

The “Helpers” are crooked too. They are parasites of the broken and seek only checks to accommodate their gluttonous appetite for their bulging pocketbooks and swollen mouths. They may be trying to compensate for “smaller things”; they might, in fact, be spurned by their self-righteous and uncheckable, unaccountable, perpetual hard-ons, turned on by their freeway as untouchable users – for taking whatever they want as the go-betweens of Hell and Heaven forever keeping the Space Between Injustice and Justice ne’re’d the twain shall be met….

Lawyers, yes, lawyers… the in between Evils who win at every turn. The only ones never to go to JAIL themselves for THEIR crimes! Having permanent protection in the ultimate system no matter their deceit against the “rights” of humanity much less the morals of Life itself. They think they are safe amidst the thievery and high-jacking of people’s lives to be the permanent go-between’s and who always get off scot-free no matter their client’s (clients’) and seeming foe’s fate. Their fate, they think, is always secure. They never really have opponents. For one minute each lawyer stands opposite and another moment, they stand together.

Who stands for the raped?

Who stands for the elderly?

Who stands for the children who carry guns to pay for school?

Who stands for the children held at gun point to hold others at gun point? Paid missionaries and now under 10 years old. And, enslaved missionaries, too, are now under 10 years old?

How do we EVER stop this?

How do we EVER stop these maddening Madness?

Because even if we do, if “we” ever “do” anything, there is always another birth… another child, to be born, somewhere… abandoned by his mother, rejected by her father, who lays waste the whole of humanity when they rise to adulthood to avenge the unhealed nature of their avoided, denied real torment…..

What now?

We keep healing ourselves…

We keep healing our own disowned selves…

We keep healing our own tragedies… our own maladies… if we can… if we have the mind to… if we have the prescience of our own shadow’s effects and conceive, by Grace, or, by the sweat and blood of pure-heart, fierce intention, to wake up and Evolve, Heal our wounds hell bent on destruction at any cost for the rewards of any amount, raping a child, a woman, a man, a college student, a grandmother…, poisoning our earth as the CEO’s of corporations of the world, drivers of logging machines and owners of logging companies alike who destroy the rainforest to plant soy and “grow” cattle…,



     “Yes, I could be a Hilter. Yes, I want to be a Hilter.”

     “But, I want to stop.”

“I want to get off this megalomania and heal my unconscious pain and not take another victim but Heal the Victim Within.”

“I want to awaken out of my own sickness – whatever it may be –
and recover my Soul, integrate my sick selves and find wholeness instead of carry out another human holocaust only to die in the end as all good evil doers do.”


We – as a race – might survive, not just to survive for the benefit of our Narcissistic, self-preserving egos along with our motivations for our natural, genetically built-in desire to thrive as well as our Awake, Aware Soul Conscience / Consciousness which seeks/Loves the GOOD FOR ALL!

Is this even POSSIBLE? Like, collectively?

This AWARENESS of our SHADOW Unconscious Consciousness is our ONLY hope!!

Let’s take heart, TOGETHER, and support – not CONDEMN – one another to OWN OUR SHADOWS!

Let us TAKE OWNERSHIP & HEAL, together!

Its the ONLY HOPE for this world!

We cannot continue to say, only, “The BAD GUY is OUT THERE!”

Its simply just not true.

You, We want someone to own some shit, own their shit, own yours, own ours, own mine!

Plus, we cannot FIND all the “BAD!”

BUT, we CAN ALWAYS find OURSELVES & GO WITHIN to HEAL what appears outside…

Can we now teach our children by showing, demonstrating self-awareness of our Shadow self?

Can we demonstrate to one another, stranger, friend and foe alike, that we see our Unconscious aspects? That we are looking within to heal and transform and integrate the disparate, disowned, traumatized parts? That we seek/choose healing?

This is our Hope.

Yes, we still call the external world on its dark side. We still call a Spade A Spade. A rapist a rapist – though for millennia no one seemed to care who could stop them but that’s another story….

We can still write the tale of overturned wills, shackled by Greed Gone Wild, Jealously Gone Berserk and Control Gone Outta Control to expose the fiendishly forlorn folks.

Public shaming is ancient of correction. Though does it really work on the clinically insane? Are they retrievable? Retractable?

That is the question. This is the million dollar 7 Billion People Question.

Is Humanity able to change/evolve – in time – to save our world from destruction of all kinds?

The earth will go but humans… extinction is a Very Real Reality Show Episode coming to our nearest and dearest TV stations called Before Our Very Own Eyes.

With 50% of creatures already extinct just in the last 100 years?!

We justify poisoning our very resources for LIFE at every turn: Nuclear Power Plants & Pretty little Nuclear Bombs housed with shiny nice red buttons that are our most attractive color making us say, “Yes, yes, yes… I wahn eeet! (drooling now) Yes, yes, YES, I wahn eeett NOW!”

How do we abstain from the sex appeal of the Shiny Red Button… of Destruction?????


When everything in our brains, says, “YES! Go toward the RED Target!”

Can we help ourselves?

Can we even help ourselves?

This is the question.

.:. But Maya Angelou “Say simply, very, very simply:
With Hope, Good Morning”.:.

.::::: I say, “Yes… Please keep inspiring us from the Beyond the Beyond….” ::::::.

PS Thank you,
Suzette Sommer for posting this cartoon & starting this thread & for all your awesome threads!! ❤

Cultural Norms, Healing Our Consciousness, Rape

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA & How Are We To Be Outspoken & Empowered

Illustration by John Ritter
Illustration by John Ritter

I am posting my response to a quote on my Facebook page commenting on the now infamous article published November 19th, 2014, in Rolling Stone Magazine by Sabrina Rubin Erdely entitled “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.”

I wrote it before I actually read Sabrina’s Rolling Stone article. I knew what the article was about because I know what’s going on at UVA in regards to search for Hannah Graham, the missing UVA student, now found and a known victim of a brutal rape and murder and other related murders by the same suspect.

Also, particularly, because I am from Virginia and am now living in Virginia. I frequently am in Charlottesville and the recent tragic rape and murder of a young female UVA student has been all over the media here lately.

The cult of silence around all victims that the schools encourage through subtle and not so subtle means. And, the article culminates in the most current news that went national maybe even international. (I read the entire Rolling Stone article after I wrote the following)

This article Rolling Stone article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely is for EVERYONE. We ALL read this in its ENTIRETY…. Down to the very last word… and share it… with everybody… its a matter of life and death and a matter of everything in between… for all of us….

To read the Rolling Stone Article, A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA, click here.

An outspoken, empowered human being @Stargatez posted the above article on FB tonight with the words:

“If we just loved one another and acted with kindness and compassion and true “finesse” things like this wouldn’t happen! Respect one another and you gain respect, conduct the opposite, you reap what you sow…”

           The above 2 sentence quote was written in the comment area above the article.

The Inconsolable Effects of Rape
The Inconsolable Effects of Rape

Here’s my reply:

Sarah West Let’s see… we’re a Consciousness that is raised on the perpetual abuse of Coyote and Roadrunner and Square Bob Sponge Pants and other abuse demonstrated in supposed comedy – and tragedy – scenarios fed to children – and adults (sorry, i’m simplifying. I’m writing this on my cell phone keypad with my thumbs… inspires brevity, assumes YOU KNOW what I mean … when I don’t furnish what seems obvious to me… plus, its past 5 am and I still haven’t gone to sleep so… )  – of all ages in film and TV all our lives if we watch film and TV… we listen to dialog of people around us i.e. parents etc. Who express their dissatisfaction and dominance simultaneously all the while pretending its love through sarcasm.

We’ve grown up with domestic violence and no one is aloud to speak about it. The shame of outing the abuser is so strong that we don’t even let ourselves KNOW that label applies to us – as in that the label “domestic violence” describes the environment that we, ourselves, grew up in.

Who in their mind has said, “Oh, that’s awful. Its so tragic what people are raised in. Yes, I grew up with difficult things… but, when does it dawn on us, when does the tyranny of force-fed denial and keeping the secret “or else” come tumbling down crashing in on us that – we, too, lived, were raised with what is termed “domestic violence”.

Yes, many have but no matter the numbers, no matter the normalcy, it still leaves a scare – a SCAR! Typo was unconscious. Not surprised those words are so close…


We’ve heard the words all our lives and – suddenly, it clicks – the words are like a gun cocking that we heard so many times and now we know those words aren’t just for others, but for us, too….


Why do some who are victims of abuse become abusers and why do others become healers & advocates for transformation? Why do some effort to grow and evolve and see our faults and see help, educate ourselves and change and others continue the abuse through denial and multiple-personality traits of coping and worse yet, become psychopaths, megalomaniacs and sociopaths?

Why do some choose compassion and others choose violence and perpetuate their pain by punishing others?


I’ve seen all my life since I could first see and hear, the terror in the hearts of those who choose to abuse others instead of have understanding of themselves and others.

I’ve witnessed violence since I could first hear that tore at the fabric of psyches which did not make it thru the battleground unscathed or at all. They became more and more tormented until they self-destructed.

Why do some terrorists make it and some don’t?

Why do some abusers seem to thrive and continue to abuse while their victims wait in vain for them to awaken and then die or painfully continue to acquiesce only to protest in silence or at least out of fear of the terrifying tyrant.

How bullies and terrifying tyrants control their victims through long term programing…. is a wild thing to witness… whether in another or  within oneself….

Soooooo, the question is:

HOW DO WE STAND UP FOR OURSELVES, each other, Mother Earth, our water, innocent animals going extinct, tribes going extinct, air quality now labeled poison i.e. China’s biggest cities, the earth fracked to death, stealing water from aquifers for coal mining, molybdenum mining etc…. moving in on people’s land, killing them by any means, and Taking over…

I mean, we don’t exactly have it in our jeans, or genes, to be compassionate, altruistic much if the time… because if we DID, why the Heaven AREN’T we????

PS I’m sooooo grateful this reality of RAPE CULTURE is coming out…. being exposed at UVA.

Rape has been rampant in campuses (anywhere, everywhere since I don’t know when the first case of rape in creatures was… but, there certainly has been complicit agreement to let it continue all over this world) since campuses began….

And now, just now, after all the victims over so many years who spoke out and who didn’t speak out… the number of voices are making ‘the system’ listen… finally…. it’s a new time…

Perhaps, some tides are actually changing.

The day RAPE is addressed and dealt with as it should, is the day EVERYTHING changes…

For this behavior of “RAPE and ESCAPE”, as I call it, is the same in all these other areas of life… I grew up witnessing rape…

I swore two things when I was 11.

One of them them was I swore I would never get married. I saw marriage as legalized prostitution and a man’s ownership and right to abuse a woman. I wanted no part of that system. Sadly, it’s an interesting journey to take back a vow but that’s another story…

How complicit are all or us, are any of us, who witness RAPE on any level and of any kind? At what age are we accountable to our fellow humans, our fellow creatures, our fellow creation?

How do we even stop the abuse when we have been so trained to be complicit? Really?

We can’t even SEE ourselves? We can’t even HEAR our own pain?


Where, when do we have compassion for oursleves?

That’s where it begins. If we have not it there, here. If we have no compassion for ourselves – if we have no experience with how to give ourselves compassion…. then, we cannot GIVE it to anyone else!!

We cannot!

It is the double bind of well-planned psychosis for the masses
to be bit by an instinct that is not born out of survival
but turned and twisted and connived in on itself
to never fully thrive, to never fully fly,
and to make darn sure no one else does.

Is there ever justice?

Like in the movie Erin Brokovich?

What about all those that already died? There was no justice.

What about all the firemen who went in to the towers to save people, and now, those that lived can’t breath… or pay for their “drugs” prescribed by the allopathy…

Or, Native People’s who’ve been slowly murdered by interlopers who want the land to breed cows and soybeans to feed the overpopulated world no matter what the consequences to the lungs of our earth and the people who’ve lived their for forever….

So, RAPE is an institution. It is a status quo like cowboy hats in the south, like big hair in Texas and tinsel in tinsel town.

And, greed in lawyers… my brain isn’t smart enough right now to say another analogy… you’ve got a smarter one… (its now after 6 am and I’m brief on what’s obvious to me cuz I’m tired and still compelled to express this…)

RAPE isn’t going anywhere as long as we have a closed door, a forest, a curtain AND more precisely:

“It” – RAPE – can happen RIGHT IN FRONT OF US and we will do nothing!


If we doubt, just think… just let our mind wonder… in the privacy OF one’s own mind, choose honesty, and then, SEE… see what you SEE….

It will come to us…

ALL the things that we have seen and DENIED…. all the things that we have HEARD and silenced… any rebuttal…

All the things that we have been SOLD as TRUTH that we BOUGHT without remorse that were, ARE LIES and perpetuate the abusers liberations and lacerations.

JUST to maintain our own STATUS QUO within… and without.

… To not shake up the rattling cage too much to waking the sleeping giant who will one day have enough and will rage like Kali at the lies we’ve all lived as the earth goes on without the humans any longer lying their way into eternity’s safe bosom.

© 2014 Sarah West

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

The above is an article I just finished writing….

PS i think this is a good Thanksgiving article if there ever was/is one come to think of it.It might seem odd at first but really, who can’t relate to the topic?

Who on this earth isn’t connected, touched by this topic. This is the perfect topic for us because in order to change our reality, we have to be aware of it and share together what our concerns are and experience has been.

We have to come out of the proverbial closet and speak, share, emote, effulge, effervesce, unfurl and bond through the unity of our shared experiences, hidden or out in the open, to connect and experience the one true desire we all have: true intimacy. And, that’s worth having Thanksgiving for!

For instance, as a human in this wild world full of contradictions, trials and tribulations, difficult childhoods to say the least – God bless those of you who don’t know what I mean!!
I mean, if I can wrap my conditioned afraid consciousness so bullied and blind as to walk sheepishly and huddled as close to the tar pit as possible to one day CHANGE and WAKE out of my denial-stupr and welll-trained victim consciousness, I’d be the most grateful soul on (h)eart(h)… along with the rest of those who’ve woken from fear.

Which, who isn’t?


Who isn’t paralyzed by fear?

Of something?

In some manner?

Of course, that’s not all any of us are, hopefully, but we each carry some level of fear.. some level of devive that we have to hurl ourselves away from, integrate, grow through, learn from and learn to live with, understand and, hopefully, “transform”.

Don’t we all need to wake up, rise up, empower ourselves to speak our minds more often, more clearly, more honestly?

My article I just wrote: finished editing it just now… wrote it tonight on my cell phone!


I’d LOVE your opinion if I should post this directly on my blog on my webiste or if i should keep this kind of thing separate: SarahWest.wordpress.com
I am torn… do I connect these parts of me or keep it segregated as to not ruffle the scared feathers of somebody?? i dunno…. i dunnoooo… mix politics with “peace”? 
To me, its all the same. But, I’ve had people tell me not to mix them and yet it is all sides of myself… The human and the … what shall we call it? The part that’s not a “part”.
The part that’s not subject to the whims of this earth. The part that’s illuminated by the fragrance of eternity. The part that hums the hymn of Timelessness…. 
So, we all have the “human” and the “divine” so to speak… The human: the frail, imperfect, riddled as a yo-yo, a see-saw, driven by duality, addicted to polarity, existing because of fragmentation… and so… there we have it: 
Can we MIX the two that are really two at all? That are just reflections of the prism separated as a rainbow or the light unified and integrated to be itself as white light. 
The colors on the palate splayed out for an artist to create her masterpiece or them all squished together in a great soup of blackness rich and infinite: The Happy All Encompassing Blissful Void!
i don’t know? Can I? Will it ruin something? I don’t know.. 
I’d love your opinion of the article and about reposting directly on SarahWest.com
giant hugs to you n HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!
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