Category Archives: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World

Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ The Samson Option

Acknowledging The Samson Option

Read of my might (KJV);

Judges 16:12 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.

13: And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.

Listen to my Israeli brother, the Poet Itamar Yaoz-Kest describe me;


I want to be a danger,

I want to be a danger to the world, so that after my destruction, not a single blade of grass will remain on the face of the Earth…

Listen to my boast;

For it is the right of the Nation of Israel to finally shut the gates to the world after it leaves this place and we have the right to say, at the price of the 3,000 year old fear: “If you force us yet again to descend from the face of the Earth to the depths of the Earth – let the Earth roll toward the Nothingness.”

Hear my cry;

“We go down, everyone goes down.”

Know my secret at Dimona;

Jane’s Information Group says I possess 100 to 300 nuclear warheads and am the world’s sixth largest nuclear power. To them I say, you underestimate me.

Know that as you live and breathe, I point my arrows at you, at every European Capitol, at every world Capitol;

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom



Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ The Eagle

Acknowledging The Eagle

For I am the highest in the sky and I carry the prayers of the people.

Of all the flying creatures, I live in the highest sky.

From on high, I see the Earth and my peoples. I am honesty and truth, majesty and strength, wisdom, power, courage and freedom.

From on high, many good and true things, many kindnesses abound but something else fills dark places in the sky, steals into your hearts and those impulses overpower you and confuse you.

When one of my feathers sails down to you, know that the power of the many good and true things and the many kindnesses intended for you comes from the highest sky, from the deepest space, from the source that hears your prayers.

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ The Super Soldier

Acknowledging The Super Soldier

I will climb out of the muck. I will ascend. I am Darwin and I’m Huxley.

I am Eugenics. I am Darwinist philosophy. The strong should thrive and evolve. The weak should be culled and eradicated.

The Defense Advanced Research Products Agency (DARPA) makes me strong. At the behest of my leaders, I will destroy the weak and those different.

I will have no empathy and will kill without care or remorse, will show no fear, will fight without fatigue. I am machine.

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ The Transformation

Acknowledging The Transformation

The Elder Brother will come, Massau told the Hopi. Our prophecies tell us he will come, say the Lakota, say the woodlands people, say the people of the plains, say the people of the waters, say the mountains and the deserts.

To this Land;

And upon this Land, he has come;

And without his knowing, all shall proceed according to the words given to us on this land.

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ False Flags

Acknowledging False Flags

false  (fôls)

adj. fals·er, fals·est

1. Contrary to fact or truth: false tales of bravery.

2. Deliberately untrue: delivered false testimony under oath.

3. Arising from mistaken ideas: false hopes of writing a successful novel.

4. Intentionally deceptive: a suitcase with a false bottom; false promises.

5. Not keeping faith; treacherous: a false friend. See Synonyms at faithless.

6. Not genuine or real: false teeth; false documents.

7. Erected temporarily, as for support during construction.

8. Resembling but not accurately or properly designated as such: a false thaw in January; the false dawn peculiar to the tropics.

9. Music Of incorrect pitch.

10. Unwise; imprudent: Don’t make a false move or I’ll shoot.

11. Computer Science Indicating one of two possible values taken by a variable in Boolean logic or a binary device.


In a treacherous or faithless manner: play a person false.

flag 1  (fl


1. A piece of cloth, usually rectangular, of distinctive color and design, used as a symbol, standard, signal, or emblem.

2. National or other allegiance, as symbolized by a flag: ships of the same flag.

3. A ship carrying the flag of an admiral; a flagship.

4. A marking device, such as a gummed strip of paper, attached to an object to attract attention or ease identification; a tab.

5. The masthead of a newspaper.

6. Music A cross stroke that halves the value of a note to which it is added.

7. A distinctively shaped or marked tail, as of a dog or deer.

8. Computer Science A variable or memory location that stores true-or-false, yes-or-no information.

tr.v. flagged, flag·ging, flags

1. To mark with a flag or flags for identification or ornamentation: flag a parade route; flagging parts of a manuscript for later review.


a. To signal with or as if with a flag.

b. To signal to stop: flag down a passing car.

I am False Flags

I am Julius Caesar and I stage riots and arson attacks before I cross the Rubicon to take the Roman Empire.

I am the Emperor Nero and I burn the Roman Republic to consolidate power.

I am the sinking of the USS Maine, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Reichstag in flames, Pearl Harbor, the King David Hotel, the Gulf of Tonkin, Oklahoma City, 9-11, yellow uranium, 7/7 in London, Madrid, Mumbai and others and others.

I am policy and I am procedure and my plans unfold before you and raise up your hearts and you become proud and promise vengeance upn one another and I smile when you advance my cause.

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ The Elders

Acknowledging The Elders

We span the globe. We survive. We hold wisdom within. We see storm clouds before the winds shift. We are the ancients that knew the first day and we shall know the last day.

We span all cultures.

And all lands.

Though dominant culture confines us and hides us.

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ Compound Interest

Acknowledging Compound Interest

I am;

A = P(1 + r)5


A = The Amount Owed

P = the Amount Borrowed

1 + r = The Interest Rate

5 = the Number of Years

If r is 6% compounded annually for 5 years, I look like this;

A = P(1.06 x 1.06 x 1.06 x 1.06 x 1.06)

If no limits are placed on me, if I am never retired, if instead of being paid off, if my principal rolls over annually, I grow exponentially, year after year upon myself and look like this;

If I am a Federal Reserve Note (Note = I.O.U.), I become the publicly admitted U.S. National Debt and look like this;

As a Note, I originate as debt, am debt and am compounded. That call you hear, that unmistakable sound, when I expand, a bubble – The Roaring 20’s, the call home in the 50’s, the ramp up in the 80’s, the end of the century boom.

That hush you fear, the Dust Bowl of the 30’s, the wailing sounds of Hank Paulson, the bubble burst after the millennium.

I am also strategy. I shape the world. When I come collecting this time, I will look like this;

I am all these things, I am inflation and deflation, I am bubble and I am burst bubble but most of all, I am God because to me, you bow.

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ The Other Worlds

Acknowledging The Other Worlds

I am known as Pablo Amaringo. And I travel in the other worlds.

Before I left your world, I wrote that;

“Every tree, every plant, has a spirit. People may say that the plant has no mind. I tell them that the plant is alive & conscious. A plant may not talk, but there is a spirit in it that is conscious, that sees everything, which is the soul of the plant, its essence, what makes it alive. The channels through which the water & sap move are the veins of the spirit.”

In my paintings under the power of ayahuasca, I captured the spirits, sub-aquatic cities, celestial realms, extra-terrestrial beings of great wisdom and the sorcerers who battle with the vegetalistas (shamans).

In my tradition, vegetalista denotes those that receive power through the plant kingdom. Some, such as the Palero, specialize in the bark, roots, and resins of trees. The Perfumero specializes in the aromas of plants and flowers.

All vegetalistas sing or whistle magical chants (Ícaros) during the onset of an ayahuasca ceremony to provoke the mareación or visionary trance state and to render the mind more susceptible to visions.

The vegetalista learns the ícaros directly from the plant spirits. In my experience, the ícaro as the sound of the universe – the planets, stars, comets, and supernovas. Creation is vibration, is sound. Ícaros are the music of creation.

In the same world in which you exist this is what I saw in the other world;

To all of you who have lost a loved one, this is where they are;

pablo amaringo painting for sale

Forces gather in your world but in the other, you have allies;

Sing when you can, whistle when you can, do these things with a good heart and the Ícaros will come to you.

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ Howard Zinn

Acknowledging Howard Zinn


1. Columbus, The Indians, and Human Progress

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts.

He later wrote of this in his log: They … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned… . They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane… . They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want…

I concluded by writing;

…I think of the words of the poet Shelley, recited by women garment workers in New York to one another at the start of the twentieth century.

Rise like lions after slumber In unvanquishable number! Shake your chains to earth, like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you- Ye are many; they are few!

A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present

In between, now longer than 500 years, we’ve seen the slow, inexorable drift, the drift foretold by the natives, this long cycle, not the 500 plus years, the longer cycle, the part of many cycles, grind toward resolution, the universe continuing to spin, raising us like lions.

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ Georgia O’Keefe

Acknowledging Georgia O’Keefe

In my hands, the brush moved and she said, You came from here. When I finished, I stood back;

The Old Tree

And then she said, This comes against you and I took up my brushes. When I fnished, I stood back;

The Black Cross

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom