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Open Eyes 008 Ebola and Fear (Guest Joe Long) [SOME ADULT LANGUAGE]

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Ebola is big news.  It’s also BAD news.

In this episode, we are joined by a special guest – Joe Long – as we discuss the fear mongering and doom-saying surrounding this virus.  We try to come to terms with some truths, so that we can look at things logically and rationally, instead of through the eyes of fear.

Join with us as we explore the things surrounding Ebola.


This episode is longer than normal, and it DOES contain some adult language.  Listen at your own risk.


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What has been happening in the news?

One confirmed case in Dallas, with the man originally being released from the hospital.  CDC confirmed that he exposed at least 80 people.

The WHO is using some serious scare tactics, constantly pushing the “it could go airborne” idea forward.  This is putting people into a serious panic.

(Edit to note that the man has since passed away from the virus, and is the first and only case to happen in America thus far.)


Why Ebola, and why now?

Ebola is one of the scariest viruses out there, destroying the body from the inside out.  It is, without a doubt, terrifying.

The powers that be love to use scare tactics.  It has been done many times in history, and will many times more in the future.  If you read or really listen to the language being driven regarding this virus, you’ll hear the obvious double speak.

There “might” be cases here.  There “is a chance” it could go airborne.

It has been airborne before! In 1989, in fact.

And why now? There’s no better time! There not been as much of a response to ISIS that they have been pushing onto us, despite them releasing videos of beheadings, despite all of the scare tactics being used.  People are just not being as afraid as they want.

The powers that be, or the dark side, WANTS us in fear, they WANT us to have that negativity going on, because then they gain MORE power, more control and more ability to carve the future out in their image.  They are creating the world through us, literally.


Should you be afraid of it?

Sure, a little fear regarding dangerous things is smart, and healthy.

However, abject fear or fear to the point that you make mistakes or can’t do anything is the opposite of what you should do.

You can take precautions against it.  Keep yourself clean.  Don’t touch poop.  Don’t touch blood or sweat from people that you think are sick.  That’s being smart.

If there WAS a reason to fear, they would have closed the borders.


What do YOU think of it all?  Leave a comment below and get heard!



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  4. Thanks! Informative and enlightening.
    Do you do these on a regular basis? Please let me know of any more shows…
    I’m going to go check your website out now and book mark it..
    Thanks again, Ira.

    • Hello there! Thank you so much for listening and for your comment 🙂

      I do the Open Eyes program at least a few times a week, although there’s no set schedule for them yet. It will even out eventually, but for now I am putting them out about every other day.

      I would, if folks are interested, like to do it more frequently.

      Thank you again!

    • Hello there! Thank you so much for listening and for your comment 🙂

      I do the Open Eyes program at least a few times a week, although there’s no set schedule for them yet. It will even out eventually, but for now I am putting them out about every other day.

      I would, if folks are interested, like to do it more frequently.

      Thank you again!

  5. Another great episode. More Joe!! You both have a charismatic charm that comes across well here.
    My 2 cents…..
    The threat of fear is everywhere we turn now-a-days. From the gruesome scenes of the ‘no texting and driving’ billboards to the subtle hints in every TV sitcom that jokes about swine flu or west nile. Get your vaccination here!! It’s been there since the beginning of technology but, I believe it’s much worse today and driven by a greater force. I believe the powers that be, whatever you would like to call them, drive our every moment of technology and scene. I once saw a flashing road sign that said “5 out of 10 people have accidents on this road, be careful!!” Fear ensues. Subtle hints everywhere. They are setting us up for something big. The Zombie Apocalypse is coming and it won’t be head by the CDC or any government known agency, but by a CEO with a fruit for a logo. Technology is the root of our evil in America. It’s poisoning our children, in our food and sitting in our pocket books. And we as adults call it education and moving forward. Capitalism / materialism / greed. The real fear should be in that. What we see on the news is only a distraction.

    • You are definitely on the right track.

      It goes into something even deeper, though. We, through our “consensus reality” are creating what those who would place themselves above us want us to create.

      Literally, we shape reality based upon the fears and the lies that they are spreading. Through their causing us to fear, they are creating a situation that places them into more control, and we are entering into a new type of reality that they will remain IN control for as long as they desire.

      On the flip side, however, there are lots of people like you and me that can see through the things that they are spreading, and refuse to get programmed. If the balance stays on that side, we’re okay in the long run. If not? Well, you see the future they want us to have.

      So don’t fear. That’s what it all comes down to.

      Remain as emotionless as you can regarding it all, because, as I said in previous places on my show, if you have any emotion attached to an issue, an idea or a thing, or a person, you can no longer think rationally about that thing. It just can’t happen.

      I will definitely be doing a full episode on that topic, and probably multiple over time, because I think it’s something that everyone should hear.

      Thank you so much for the great comment!

      • I completly agree, it’s like a big pinball game. We as the puppets of fear feed into the machine the quarters of desire, forever spinning the knobs. Nail on the head there Ira!
        I wanted to comment again tho, because I completely disagree that we should remain emotionless. I believe that’s impossible. Perhaps I should be awaiting said episode before speaking but, I often place foot in mouth so here goes. You said emotionless regarding all things and I feel that would put us right in the middle of numbness to the machine. No thank you. We have to have some emotion/ passion regarding our situation or all is lost. I will remain forever angry and discontent on the sidelines awaiting the fight. Put me in coach, I’m ready.

        • I will definitely get into the e”emotionless” idea in further episodes, but, I will say here that when I mean emotionless, I don’t mean “numbness.” I am more meaning to be able to look at things rationally and decide what the right route of action to take would be.

          So, for instance, if an incident occurs, instead of having a knee-jerk reaction to it and lash out in anger or despair, we can look at it more rationally or logically and decide what the right way to react to it would be.

          Does that make more sense?
          Definitely live life with passion! I do every day. But that doesn’t mean we have to be controlled by emotions that we don’t want, or that others are trying to make us subjected to.

          Again, thank you for the awesome comment. I will definitely get into this in another episode, and hopefully clarify it for everyone. 🙂

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