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I'm just trying to say I am WILLING to be rejected, hated, misunderstood castigated, behind my back, but NOT willing to explain myself anymore. Is that what W. Reich called "armoring?" Or is it maturity? I think it's clinical exhaustion.

People can even accuse me of thinking retroviruses are real or any other beastly positions. You can't win anyway.

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Thank you for sharing Richard with us, Celia. The picture of him with Lewis slayed me.

So many tender gems in here. The Emerson anecdote chilled me and will no doubt accompany my thoughts whenever I encounter his words.

His reflections on Vietnam reminded me of the searing guest piece I recently published by a recently departed Vietnam vet:

• “My War”: Missive from a Fallen Veteran (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/my-war-missive-from-a-fallen-veteran)

I am sorry you have lost a 40-year-long friend, Celia—not to death, but to menticide, which is in some ways sadder. You are wise to protect your heart. They are the lost. We must grieve and let go until—if—they awaken from their lobotomized state.

For those of us who have escaped the mental contagion, let us not desert one another 🤗

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what lovely memories of your friend.

a friend is someone who likes you for who you are… no hurdles or hoops to jump, just relaxed companionship.

woke relationship is the opposite, requires cult conformity, it has nothing whatsoever to do with friendship.

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Nov 19, 2022Liked by Celia Farber

Former friend YESTERDAY(!), fully boosted in MA: "... I just assume you’re still not vaxed so I kept my distance. I have a new heart issue ... I do feel this slow down in the pandemic is largely due to all of us who have chosen to be vaccinated so, to be truthful, I am a bit disturbed by/disappointed that we vaxed folks have all played our part while others are reaping the benefit. Don’t mean to offend, just being truthful in my old age. "

"a new heart issue". No words...I wished her best with her heart issue, sent the Dutch parliament member's tweet about Pfizer's "speed of science" and wrote her off. Lost a whole day in shock. Realize she wants to blame someone, so I just stepped out of the way. Didn't need to defend my truths! Yes, exhausting. Thank you Celia for this lovely story about a wise, true friend.

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Nov 19, 2022Liked by Celia Farber

There is no escaping debt, but there is one who said, "My yoke is sweet, and my burden light." As I get older I've been thinking more and more about taking him up on that.

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Nov 19, 2022·edited Nov 19, 2022Liked by Celia Farber

The hardest and saddest part of the last three years has been friends telling me, they no longer want to hear my voice. Sending an interview of Judy Mikovitz that I came across early on, when I was just beginning to stumble around in a world I’d never known much about, but was now in our face and could not be ignored, ended a lifelong relationship that began in infancy, in 1956. It feels irreparable. We are four months apart. Sharing a clip of Bobby Kennedy speaking in Berlin in 2020 that had me almost in tears? A weeks long silence, a subtle divide, and too soon another decades-long friendship evaporates, just like that. I’m not sure I will ever get beyond caring.

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Nov 19, 2022·edited Nov 19, 2022Liked by Celia Farber

An interesting and novel concept that captures the evil spirit that was cast upon us. We are forever in debt at usurious rates in the "woke" culture ("guilty" of their made-up "sins"). And "COVID" (a manufactured bioweapon) tried to make us all feel guilty about being breathing, walking, un-"vaxxed" murderers. (I think that's it? I had to explain it to my poor brain, heavy with sleep, and needing to rise early tomorrow morning. But had to read this. Thank you.)

Amid all the crazy, the challenges, and dangers in your life over the years, you also were gifted with people like Richard who made up for everyone else's failings, perhaps. God still gifts us with whom and what we need, at the right time.

Fauci is more of an institutional representative, yes. Remove him--another one just takes his place. The infrastructure remains. Since good people do not function like power-hungry psychopaths who enjoy lording it over others ("Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely"), will we who strive to be among the "decent", who wish to be left alone to live our lives be relegated forever to always resisting these overbearing forces? With God's blessing and help, may we then always be triumphant, even if it might not seem so in the eyes of the world.

To your plea/declaration--yes. Your large Substack circle of support is also a gift, well-deserved. A virtual "home" of sorts. (Might not be up to Richard's or Lewis' standards, but my humble prayers, help and phone call continue to remain here for the asking.)

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Sorry for your loss.

Debt, like taxes and money itself is social engineering. It is a means to extract plasma and life force by the State in order to control and ultimately prematurely kill the debt-slave tax donkey. Debt and taxation goes hand in hand, by design, and the creation of fiat out of thin air facilitates this.

It reduces people to money obsessed cogs that in turn reinforce the usurious system, which in turn excises a good portion humanity (love) out of society as everything and everyone is seen through the lens of monetary units, or monetary value turning people primarily into commodities themselves.

Centrally planned and issues fiat from private banks is anything but free market capitalism, and in communism there is no god and the highest form of love is for the State. That's the same kind of "love" that woke leverages into mental slavery as programmed by the State, always framed in State violence.

Original Social Engineering Sin

https://www.2ndsmartestguyintheworld.com/p/original-social-engineering-sin

I think we're all friends here...

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Nov 19, 2022Liked by Celia Farber

Deep, empowering and highly thought provoking, Celia. Thank you very much!

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Nov 19, 2022Liked by Celia Farber

Thank you for this latest piece. You write from your heart, and it touches me profoundly. Your writing frequently elicits tears or laughter or a smile, but the soul is touched. You've done it again. It's fresh air in this disjointed world in which he find ourselves, to be connected, however loosely, with caring, sincere, loving people sharing their lives through words and pictures.

I have come to a realization that friends, since the Great Divide, are people who connect on a spiritual level. Those kind of friends talk and laugh and cry together about absolutely anything without fear, and the deeper and more profound the better. I won't settle for superficial anymore; they are too easily dismissive and disrespectful when there is a difference of opinion. The friends I have found are precious to me for they are few, but oh, what a blessing. And you, Celia Farber, are a blessing.

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I'm at this point as well, I've given up explaining myself. You can't change the way people think anyway. 💜

Thank you for sharing Richard with us. I recall my co-worker calling me and asking me to sit down before telling me that my sister passed away. (My mom was too upset to call me to tell me, and at that moment someone was driving my mom home) Very thoughtful!

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Wow.

Beautiful story of friendship of two individuals.

Believe it or not, when I read Celia I cheer up.

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Nov 19, 2022Liked by Celia Farber

Beautiful, Celia. I love reading about your relationships and memories. I am always excited when I open my inbox in the morning and have one of your long articles to relish over coffee

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Celia this is so rich. I encourage you to dive into the world of Bitcoin. Your money friend pointed to the aspects of fiat currency that enshrine enalavement. Bitcoin is governed by math and is at

It’s essence a system of truth.

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Nov 19, 2022Liked by Celia Farber

Lovely essay, Celia, thank you.

It reminds me of a friend of mine who passed away last year. I had known him since I was 21 (I"m now 68). Met in a church in NYC. He went through everything alongside me for many years.

As a retired Brother Iiving in a retirement home I think he was required to get the shot. Quite soon after he was injected I got the message he was in icu with pneumonia and sepsis.

At 90 years old, and with comorbidities, I never thought he'd come out of it. But he did.

However, he never left rehab. His health, though not his spirit, declined and eventually he passed.

Many long long phone conversations over the years.

I wish I had been able to see him before he passed but there was no way I could without being injected, tested and masked.

I completely understand your position vis a vis willing to be rejected. In order not to lose my temper and my sanity I employ the old " Live and let live". I am too old (wise? ) to argue or preach. Discuss, yes, if someone is truly interested or on the same page.

I get what you mean about getting through it all but at what cost

And don't get me started on the woke thing.

They have just sucked the life out of life.

As for Fauci et al - hate the sin not the sinner. ?

Thanks again. By the way, I was telling a friend about you yesterday. She lives in Spain a good deal of the year. I asked her if she'd been to Andalusia and told her about your sons's wedding, the festivals, and the doors.

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Celia, you are a light in the darkness. Thank you.

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