One Plant At A Time – A Reflection

This poem titled One Plant At A Time was authored by Akiane kramarik at age 10 in her book titled My Dream Is Bigger Than I – Memories of Tomorrow – Part Four Page 149 “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem.  I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”

This poem One Plant At A Time consists of four stanzas with six lines each…The photograph I choose for this reflection is of a sign written in Spanish saying no passage as the area was considered treacherous for centuries due to the fact that Timanfaya National Park is a Volcanic area with a history of active volcanic eruptions…That particular passageway was considered the devil’s pass hence the devil on that sign warning visitors to be wary and stay out…I got to enter on the back of a dromedary which was really neat…My son got to come too on the back of a Dromedary we each rode one separately one rider per Dromedary…That was a wonderful experience….I include a link to this wonderful National Park located in the Canary Islands…It is a Spanish National Park well worth a visit…https://www.miteco.gob.es/es/red-parques-nacionales/nues- tros-parques/timanfaya/guia-visitante/mancha-blanca.aspx – You know not only are certain passageways considered treacherous or dangerous for mankind to pass through hence the need for warning signs…If we all were given the benefit of similar warning signs when it comes to interpersonal encounters and relationships many a treachery would be avoided…These days domestic violence is through the roof as unwary human beings get involved in toxic unhealthy relationships with no way out…Many become prisoners of their own minds…I will quote Akiane’s poem now…”Trading our hearts for souls is the same as trading the young for our own dreams or comparing our own two eyes one eye to the other. And chestnuts fall right into the cage bursting the bars until the vineyard of scars becomes frozen one plant at a time”…I quoted from the second and last stanza leaving out the other two stanzas…Wow!!! This poem packs a punch and to me the reader of this poem and author of this review in the form of a reflection…I understand that many become prisoners of their own minds and trust their own understanding refusing outside help…The young are indeed traded on a regular basis for adult self centered narcissistic dreams…A case in point is the Waco Texas tragedy that took place in the early 1990’s…Mr. Koresh the Waco Texas whack job traded the lives of the children he fathered for his own sick twisted demented version and visions of reality and that man refused outside help…I recently studied the Waco Texas Story and Netflix now has a documentary on what happened in Waco Texas in the early 1990’s…A siege was done using powers outside of the local powers that be and the local law enforcement department was not aware of the Siege right away until they received 911 calls from residents in Waco…This is according to the Netflix documentary and books that were published related to this very sad horrible tale…The tragedy of Waco leaves many speechless in horror…According to recorded testimonies of those who survived the Waco Massacre their leader Mr. Koresh was from all accounts criminally insane…Local law enforcement may have been able to deal with that mess but that compound was a recipe for disaster from day one…That man Mr. Koresh was bat shit crazy…This man literally believed that he was the man sent by God to open one of the seven scrolls found in scriptures concerning the apocalypse…This creep who fathered many children from many women believed that twenty four of his children were meant to sit as elders in the apocalyptic events to come…That is bat shit crazy demented and delusional…Mr. Koresh was a former Green Beret – The story goes that this insane leader was stockpiling illegally owned dangerous munitions and weaponry…My God had well meaning local law enforcement tried to intervene many more public servants lives could have been lost…That right there is always a major concern for governance zoning and the safety of the communities at large…Including local law enforcement and our helping professionals…This cult like leader was by all accounts when you profile him delusional and very narcissistic as well…He recruited educated members to join his cult and as the story goes he even went so far as to take on “the burden of sex” upon himself by demanding that all the men on this compound who were married to all of a sudden be celibate…My God he not only coveted these wives he literally took over these wives and destroyed marriages…That creep emotionally and spiritually raped the men and the same for the women including physical coerced sex which is a form of rape…That creep also committed statutory rape of at least one twelve year old child a young girl who had children by him…That piece of shit hated women hated holy marriage and he exhibited this hatred via his vile horrible behavior…That is wicked pure evil and not of God…One of the Ten Commandments is “Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Wife”…Sacred Scriptures…This whack job demanded that husbands married to their wives abstain from sex with their lovely wives whom this nut job raped using coercion and other horrible psychological warfare tactics…This creep had sex with numerous women…Mr. Koresh was by all accounts a sycophantic hierophant with a major God complex and his followers were literally taken hostage by Mr. Koresh’s ability to control his flock using coercive control and ambient emotional abuse – extremely concerning…Mr. Koresh appealed to the emotions of his already damaged flock and to their ego’s and maintained what I call wicked demonic control over all his followers…This awful horribly mentally ill man abused sacred scriptures to suit his own demented excessive sexual desires which were predatory in nature…Mr. Koresh raped at least one twelve year old girl and fathered several children via unlawful sexual relations with married women and vile polygamy activities…This man was vile delusional and likely full of disease not limited to STD”s or sexually transmitted disease…The fact that so many vulnerable men and women followed him was also concerning…These followers suffered from Stockholm syndrome and bonded with their captor Mr. Koresh rendering them hostages and also making hostage negotiations impossible…Mr. Koresh could not be reasoned with that man was highly dangerous out of control and no amount of reasoning would work because he was demented and criminally insane…When I study the Waco mess…I would say this…Yes the government had to do something about this…However, I do not agree with the siege that went down…Holy innocent children died in that siege…Now I am not a hostage negotiator but here are my thoughts on Waco Texas…The thing to do was to create a team of undercover false vulnerable adults who would present as willing participants and joiners in this cult…To fill this cult with more under cover operatives than members so as to overwhelm in number the hostages enslaved by Mr. Koresh’s psychological warfare…Mr. Koresh used psychological warfare to keep hostage his flock of followers…Once that compound was flooded with more operatives than followers then a rescue mission could have been done by forcibly removing Mr. Koresh and arresting him for his many crimes against the humanity of his lost followers…With their dangerous leader forcibly removed then rounding up the lost sheep who were his followers and getting them into safety and treatment including medical check ups and mental health treatment for complex post traumatic stress disorder to unravel the effects of Stockholm syndrome…Waco could have been disbanded…Again I am not a professional or an authority on these kinds of situations…The risk that undercover operatives would take if they were women would be to potentially be raped by this sick bastard…These operatives would have to be mostly male and the task would not have been easy…Instead a siege was done and innocent men women and children died which does not make our Government look good…Societies need governance and law and order…My take on the Waco siege was this our Government did their best to negotiate with Mr. Koresh…They gave that sick whack job many opportunities to turn himself in…If Mr. Koresh was sane and not delusional…He would have never formed his vile cult in the first place which was nothing but a sex cult hell bent on fulfilling his own perverse excessive sexual demands accomplished by abusing the Word of God…If Mr. Koresh had a conscience he would have turned himself in and set his captives his hostages free…Instead Mr. Koresh who was criminally insane put the powers that be in a terrible position and hostage negotiations were futile…I would agree that excessive force was used and I would also agree that the bloodshed that happened did not need to happen at Waco Texas on Mount Carmel…Innocent men women and children did not need to fall for the crimes of their diabolical leader…For all who died during the Waco siege including members of Government forces this post is for you…Nobody won in that Waco tragedy it was an ugly mess…I sum up the Waco tragedy to one word…Ego…Mr. Koresh was not fit for society and belonged in a mental institution. From his sad sorry sordid tale it is easy to see that he had behaviors conducive to the dark triad of pathological narcissism found in the criminally insane…I make no claims as to statements of facts and I am not a mental health professional…I write this as simply opinion status nothing more and nothing less…I am not an authority on a thing…The Waco Tragedy was awful terrible for all involved scarring many for life…Human beings do not come with warning signs such as the sign post you see with this reflection…Those who followed Mr. Koresh were lost and vulnerable to following any leader who appealed to their fragile emotions…No amount of education prevents vulnerable people from following horrible leaders…Education is not a marker of emotional intelligence…Many can have genius status and be very book smart yet be extremely emotionally and spiritually dumb as rocks…Intelligence is not limited to text book smarts and or street smarts…Something many human beings would do well to be wary of…Pride always goes before a fall and where you see pride you most certainly see many a fall…If Mr. Koresh had an ounce of humility in him he would most certainly have respected the authority of our Government and surrendered himself in a timely manner and this whole tragic Waco mess could have ended differently…Mr. Koresh is responsible for the deaths of all who died from the Waco Siege…Blame the Government all you want our Government is not perfect but these forces were placed in a terrible position by Mr. Koresh’s abuse of power and illegal stockpiling of weaponry among other crimes…I do not blame our Government I blame Mr. Koresh who was criminally insane…I leave it to the true experts who know better than me as to why Waco went down the way it did…We all know that Mr. Koresh had to be dealt with and this had nothing to do with the word of God or the apocalypse…Many in our military forces and government have faith in God so it is not fair to call our Government the bad guys and gals when dealing with the criminally insane…Also had these forces sent in special agents posing as followers this could have cost more lives in the end…I do not have all the answers…This is merely my reflection mere opinion nothing more and nothing less…I Include a link here on the Waco Siege for your reference…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege…There is a war that many do not talk about in the form of psychological warfare that goes on regularly between human beings and explains why domestic violence is through the roof…I include a link here on Stockholm syndrome for your reference…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome…Law enforcement are often limited in their scope of ability to help and rescue in domestic violence cases because the victims cannot disengage or stop engaging their abusers placing law enforcement in entrapment scenarios whereby well meaning officers and military forces are falsely blamed as the bad ones when in realty these forces become pawns in a game of cyclical abuse in domestic violence cases that seems to have no end…I pray for our military…I pray for our law enforcement…I pray for our first responders…And everybody in the helping professions…These jobs are not easy on a good day never mind a bad day…Waco was a very bad day for all involved…Normal people do not take mental hostages or prisoners in their partners or build large cult like compounds like Mr. Koresh…It is easy to abuse the word of God and draw people in to a cult like following…Many false Christ cults abound not limited to Waco and I call Waco a whacked out false Christ sex cult…As a thank you for reading this reflection…I include a link from Psychology Today on the dark triad of Pathological Narcissism…https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/toxic-relationships/201812/beware-the-malevolent-dark-triad – If you discover to your horror that you are in an unhealthy domestic violence relationship…There is a way out and help is available…Study everything you can find on the dark triad of Narcissistic Personality Disorder found in the criminally insane who are often sociopaths and full blown psychopaths which is what Mr. Koresh was…While Mr. Koresh did not commit serial killing crimes like other serial killers…Mr. Koresh is responsible for a massacre that could have been avoided…That massacre occurred because of Mr. Koresh’s criminally insane apocalyptic mindset that set his compound up for mass murder…This was a diabolical set up by Mr. Koresh who was extremely dangerous and whose stockpiled weaponry could have done untold damage…Again this is my opinion nothing more and nothing less…Collateral damage abounds today from centuries of war…Waco could be considered collateral damage caused by none other than their own diabolically lost leader…Collateral damage can often be avoided but not always and this is the terrible tragedy of warfare…Enjoy my song titled Mystical war of the mind…For all who serve both past present and future in our military forces around the world this post and song is for you…You are also part and parcel of the collateral damage of warfare…Warfare is never pretty and we all suffer from the diabolical fiendish art of war…