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OKLAHOMA CITY – Last night was the first cool-to-mild evening we’ve had here in central Oklahoma for I don’t know how long. That being said, I put some kindling, newspaper and logs in the chiminea and me and the family all enjoyed a pleasant evening by the fire in the backyard.

Sitting there, as night fell, I couldn’t help but think back to the evening of March 10, 2011, when my wife and I were enjoying the chiminea on a similarly mild evening, looking up at what we called the “Cheshire moon.” It was an interesting night. There was a “spark” in the air that night and early the following morning I would be awakened from a nightmare like no other – at the exact moment the tsunami was striking the Pacific coast of eastern Japan – leading to a horrific chain of events that continues to this very day – the meltdown and aftermath of the destruction of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant.

Fast-forward to last night. On this particular night – Valentine’s Day night - the moon was full and in the zodiac sign of Leo – my sign. I felt strangely at peace, despite waking up that morning out of a dream with strong alien/drone/DNA/Fukushima overtones and themes – I wrote about it in my piece “Oh mi Corazon.”

So, tonight, noticing the moon with a layer of thin clouds in front of it, I couldn’t help but think of stock footage of a haunted house with a spooky moon hanging over it.

Getting home this evening and checking my usual news sources, two stories stood out to me. One involved the prime minister of New Zealand, John Key, publicly stated that he is “not a reptile” or, as the reporter noted, “A David Icke-style shapeshifting reptilian alien ushering humanity towards enslavement.” Remarkable that the head of a well-respected Western nation would go so far as to acknowledge this issue.

The second story, a minute or two later, was at the moderately-credible WND.com, where they featured a story headlined “Feds want to track your DNA like a license plate.” The program (Human-Centered ISR Leveraged Science & Technology Program), notes the site, seeks to “identify, locate and track humans of interest within the operational environment.”

Wow! And these two stories just a day-and-a-half after I relayed details of my dream where alien drones are tracking our DNA (now and into the year 2037) and are concerned about the effects radiation is having on on DNA due to events like the Fukushima catastrophe.

… Which brings me to this story from a blogger called “Chautauqua.” The post – from Feb. 14, 2014, when I posted my “Oh Mi Corazon” piece on Dust Devil Dreams – is called “Lovers in a Dangerous Time.” For some strange reason, this song written by Canadian folk-rocker and activist Bruce Cockburn crossed my mind and the version I actually prefer is the 1991 cover by Barenaked Ladies. And, the last thing I posted on my Facebook wall was a link to that very music video! Incredible!

Lovers in a Dangerous Time”? Wow! So true! These are very dangerous times we find ourselves in, as the blogger Chautauqua – augureye.blogspot.dk – aptly notes. The blogger suggest that human beings are increasingly “re-evaluating their priorites in life; and realizing that people are more important than profit, and as they are finding this out, they’re finding each other.”

This, he says, as “the more corrupt and materialistic society becomes, the more folks are turned off by all things fraudulent. All this greed, death, war business …” he writes is driving a “push toward the sensual and loved at this point in history.” Are you feeling this? I certainly am. It has gotten very powerful in just the past year.

So, what does Chautauqua call this? The “Fukushima Factor.”

“Nothing quite fires up the human reproductive urge like the smell of extinction in the air!”

And quite grimly, the blogger acknowledges the obvious fact that “whether they admit it or not, most people around the world realize that nothing is being done to stop the on-going disaster in Japan, and that the planet is becoming irradiated.”

But he ends on a positive note: “Love is out there on the wind people, it’s everywhere, and showing itself more every day … love just seems to keep bubbling up to the surface despite all efforts to squash it; and that’s why it’s called the most powerful force in the universe!”

And it’s true. When I get down about the seeming inability of the world to come together and address this problem in Japan, reminding oneself about the power of love (apologies to Huey Lewis), the fear and concern tends to melt away.

And as Bruce Cockburn and Barenaked Ladies (leave it to the Canadians, eh?) sang: “Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight / Got to kick the darkness ‘til it bleeds daylight

And that’s what we’re here to do.

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