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Distinguishing Between Good and Evil
Founding Soka Gakkai president Tsunesaburo Makiguchi left the following important words of guidance:
“Unless you have the courage to be an enemy of those who are evil, you cannot be a friend to the good.” - Living Buddhism, April 2014 p. 46
Current SGI president Daisaku Ikeda goes on to state: “It is very important to perceive and understand negative influences for what they are and stand firm against them. Good cannot prevail unless we combat evil. Defeating negative forces is also a form of compassion.” Compassion does not always necessarily mean to pity a person or to commiserate with them regarding all of their troubles. In certain instances, a person might need to be corrected and taught the proper way to resolve their problems. In other cases, the negative or evil behavior needs to be immediately curtailed. Compassion does not mean allowing other people to deceive us or to take advantage of our good nature.
An extreme case in point would be Hitler. Obviously, he was the epitome of evil and he had to be defeated. There was no question about it. In other cases and with different people, the distinction is not always so crystal clear. Yet, we still need the ability to distinguish right from wrong, truth from lies, and good from evil. As Edmund Burke’s saying goes: “All that is needed for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.”
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What’s Wrong with this Picture?
“The voice does the Buddha’s work.” – On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings
“When a lion roars all the other beasts are silenced.” – The One-Eyed Turtle and the Floating Log
Kosen-rufu is a struggle of words. It was so in Nichiren Daishonin’s time; it is so today and will remain so into the eternal future. That’s why our voices are important; they are our weapon, our ammunition. If we keep proclaiming the truth, our words are certain to touch the hearts of those to whom we talk. If we continue to speak out for justice, we will be able to defeat wrongdoing and injustice. An earnest voice, an impassioned voice will reach and move people’s hearts.
SGI President Ikeda Mar 2014 Living Buddhism
Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism does not teach passivity. We are not taught to sit idly by and ignore the wrongs and injustices in our society. Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism teaches the exact opposite. We must stand up and speak out for what is right, and not allow those with malicious intent to take advantage or deceive us.
Today is March 17, 2014. The man who continues to stalk, harass, scream and yell at me (I will call him Loach) is still around my mobile home park. He screams, “We’re tired of doing this!” or “We’re not giving up on this!” and other nonsensical, meaningless statements at the top of his lungs. I have no idea what is real name is, if I did, I would have filed either a lawsuit or at the very least a restraining order (with miles and miles of distance between us) years ago. As it stands currently, the people with this information refuse to share it with me and, as far as I can tell, have directed everyone else to do the same.
Is there something wrong with this situation? Why would anyone with legitimate information about this person (Loach) willfully keep it from me? According to my calculations, Loach has been in my life since late 2009 or early 2010, and has always exhibited this type of deranged behavior. For those who are not familiar with this situation, he is usually accompanied by a few other women (I’m assuming drug addicts, whores, prostitutes) and generally another male. I know this because I can hear them.
Since this small group of people follow me everywhere I go (Safeway, Target, Pet Smart, 24 Hour Fitness, etc…) and tend to harass the employees of these stores, as well as scream and yell from the parking lot, many other people are aware of this situation. Lawsuits have already been filed, although I was excluded from participating. Apparently, every major retail outlet in the San Jose area filed suit against either Loach himself, or the people who were/are in charge of the investigation and/or trial. As my in-laws live in Gilroy and I often visit them with my husband, the cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill were affected and filed suit. To no avail.
I ask this question again, isn’t there something wrong with this situation? Why would the people investigating Loach, his affiliation with the Mafia, Preston Scott, and who ever else is involved, purposefully exclude me from their investigation and refuse to give me any information that would actually help me rid my life of these degenerate people? The people in charge obviously haven’t accomplished anything because Loach is still here. Over the years I have speculated on this and come up with only a few plausible reasons, all of which are invalid. They amount to no more than excuses or lies or both.
(1) I was not included in this investigation for my own safety. The threat of Loach, the Mafia, etc… was too great; I might be killed, my husband might be killed, or someone else in my family would be put in danger.
This is not a valid reason because I and my family lived with the constant presence of Loach and the Mafia for several years before anyone appeared to look into this matter. If the Mafia had wanted me dead, they had many, many years to kill me (since 2002). This also hold true for my husband and my family. For all the efforts of whatever special Congressional or Senate investigative committee that was sent to take care of this and ostensibly protect me, the Mafia who appeared in Sunnyvale due to this trial over the past year or so, made numerous attempts to murder me anyway. I managed to avoid their attempts with the help of my dog and my own wits. The reason I am alive today is NOT due in any way to the protection of a government employee.
I can’t think of any other reason for keeping this information from me. As I have speculated in a previous blog post, I would be willing to bet that it is solely due to their fear of being sued.
Here are my current beliefs on the matter: The previously team appointed by Congress? The Senate? to come out here and investigate the matter accomplished NOTHING. Whether or not they were working together with the FBI I do not know, but I would guess that they were not. Another unanswered question since the work of the FBI does specifically entail investigating and prosecuting the Mafia. Never mind all the attempts I myself have made to contact the San Francisco FBI office with no success. I believe this specially appointed team was fired last week because they managed to make the situation worse than it was before they came, in addition to failing miserably at resolving the problem(s). Never mind the use of the Twitter/internet feed that for some insane reason people rely on as a credible source of information.
Presently, I believe the CIA has taken over. I have little faith in the CIA and I would be willing to bet that they will be unable to resolve this situation either. I say this because I still have not been contacted by anyone regarding Loach, and because I really don’t believe this problem is their priority. The biggest cause of this problem, the person (and group of people) who prompted the cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill, as well as every major retailer in the San Jose area to file suit (Loach), is still here. Is is really that difficult to figure out what to do with him? Are so many people that cowardly and incompetent that they still can’t bring themselves to share his information with me or include me? This would seem to be the case, and it is truly a sad state of affairs when the one thing the U.S. government fears most is a mere lawsuit.
I pose the following questions to my readers:
- who is Loach? what is his real name? does he have a mailing address?
- why am I still being kept out of the proceedings? (assuming there are still people actively working on this)
- who was in charge of this investigation/trial initially? names and phone numbers please
- who is currently in charge of this investigation/trial? names and phone numbers please
Trust me, providing me with this information is not illegal and you will not be breaking any laws. They can’t sue you for providing me with this information because they have no grounds for a lawsuit. The only person who has grounds to sue is ME. I can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by cell (408) 823-7774 (I only have one phone number).
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"Changeling" - The Subject of Female Disempowerment
The Subject of Female Disempowerment
I watched the movie “Changeling” starring Angelina Jolie a few years ago, and the movie’s theme of female disempowerment is strikingly similar to my own experience. “Changeling” is a 2008 drama film based partly on real-life events that took place in California during the late 1920s. The events I find most similar to my own experience are those experienced by Christine Collins (portrayed in the movie by Angelina Jolie). In Los Angeles 1928, single mother Christine Collins returns home to find her nine-year-old son, Walter, missing. In an attempt to counter the negative publicity surrounding the Los Angeles Police Department at the time, Captain J.J. Jones, the head of LAPD’s Juvenile Division, brings Christine a different boy whom he insists is her own son, Walter.
Christine challenges Captain Jones with the physical differences between her son and the impostor, and obtains signed statements from her son’s teacher and dentist, both of which state the new child is not her son. In response, Jones has a medical doctor visit Christine to explain away the physical discrepancies with lies. A newspaper prints a story that implies Christine is an unfit mother. Christine then tells her story to the press; as a result, Jones sends her to Los Angeles County Hospital’s “psychopathic ward.” While hospitalized, Christine is deemed delusional by her doctor and forcibly medicated with mood-regulating pills. Christine also meets another female patient who tells her she is one of several women sent to the Los Angeles County psychiatric ward for challenging police authority, including domestic violence. After Christine was released from the hospital, she sued the LAPD twice, winning the second lawsuit. The California State Legislature later made it illegal for the police to commit someone to a psychiatric facility without a warrant, although currently California law states three (3) specific criteria, at least one of which has to be met for involuntary hospitalization.
In my experience, the evidence for my false diagnosis isn’t as tangible as the physical differences between one child and another. However, the methods are the same. Every attempt I have made at challenging the schizophrenia diagnosis has been met with lies. In exactly the same way Christine Collins was deemed delusional, I was also deemed delusional. Over the past twelve years, I have been hospitalized in psychiatric wards three different times for an illness I never had. I have been treated by a variety of psychiatrists and therapists for an illness I didn’t have, and for the past twelve years, I have taken a vast array of anti-psychotic medications for an illness I never had.
I even experienced the same treatment by the police, only I was illegally hospitalized by the Sunnyvale Police Department, rather than the Los Angeles Police Department. What striking similarities! The Wikipedia article states the following about Christine Collins’ experience in the late 1920′s:
“As women ceased to be second-class citizens and began to assert their independence, the male establishment used mental institutions in an effort to disempower them; in common with other “unmanageable” women, Collins is subjected to medical treatment designed to break her spirit and compel obedience.”
Even today, over eighty-five years later, strong, independent women are seen as a threat to the patriarchy.