Darkness Within

Darkness Within

Writing is the key to express my inner soul and the demons within. It’s a way to release my dreams along with a vivid, wild imagination. Some are based on truth while I look to the future to answer questions of who we are and where do we come from.

I reach deep within the darkness of my soul to bring to light of what is or what can be. As I write about “Darkness Within”, my heart is troubled by the amount of suicides we hear of everyday. Unfortunately, it’s only the famous who really get recognized, as others will suffer in silence.

Within days two icon personalities have left us. Kate Spade and now Anthony Bourdain. Not long ago we heard of Robin Williams. All were gifted souls with incredible talent. As human beings we must not forget about those struggling in their darkness of despair, putting on a “pretend face” in public, scared to reach out due to being ridiculed as weak or loosing supposed friends.

The Darkness Within

Chronic Depression is a real disease. It grabs you and takes you to this dark place never letting go. You feel embarrassed to speak about it because no one really listens.

Sometimes, all you need are real friends and a hug. Seriously – it’s a personal fight within your soul.

Those who don’t understand it, will never ever understand why.

My heart is deeply sadden.

If only we can talk to each other without feeling ashamed or singled out. We don’t have to fight the darkness within alone. All anyone needs to do is really listen.

May your Soul find Peace Anthony and Kate. A great loss to us all. I wrote Soul Saver because of depression – it was my way to reach out after the death of my daughter Jenni.

Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller

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I AM HUMAN

I AM HUMAN.

WE ARE ALL HUMAN. However, with over 7.4 billion people, we can’t seem to get along. Mother Earth is barely holding on, as diverse cultures breed across its globe.

Mother Earth is constantly being misused by HUMAN BEINGS, polluting the lands, our oceans and the air we breathe. As we coexist with millions of species of wildlife, our arrogant self is damaging our planet faster then ever before. Our over-populated species are crowding every little space, consuming our resources at an alarming rate. WE already know, in order to sustain us, our species must explore the universe, sure to infect another planet, before it’s too late.

WE ARE HUMAN.

We’re like this out-of-control virus, with this incurable sensation to survive, no matter what. However, nature is fighting back. It’s in our genetics, tracing back to our prehistoric ancestors (the caveman) keeping close to our KIND.

Our “kind” can be divided up into five races :

• Caucasoid

• Negroid

• Capoid

• Mongoloid (Oriental/ Amerindian)

• Australoid (Australian Aborigine and Papuan)

It’s then we’re subdivided into each of our origins, such as English, French, and Italian. After this division, we become more divided by each religion and culture. AND – that’s where everything goes to HELL. Nature is fighting back because of our narrow mindedness. We humans cause wars over religion, race, culture and colour, in an attempt to say we’re a better race or have the right religion. In the end, we’ll eliminate ourselves as nature continues on without us. It may take a million years, but Mother Earth will reboot, starting up another evolutionary species.

It’s sad, really.

Here we are ; intelligent HOMO-SAPIENS evolving from our ancestors, but too stupid to realize our own fate, due to arrogance. Our species are resourceful but can never accept or respect each other for who we are.

NO.

Instead we nitpick, clumped together in each of our own cultures, like the caveman we are. Let’s look at ME for example. My culture is said to be a mixture of French and Italian, but my DNA throws in Cree. Because I’m NOT one hundred percent French, Italian or Cree, each culture doesn’t consider me part of their family. As far as their concerned, I’m just a cross-breed, otherwise known as “Heinz 57”. It means, the French, Italians and Cree don’t respect me for who I am. THEY will NOT welcome me into their homes, because technically I’m not part of their culture.

I AM HUMAN.

Even though my father comes from a long line of DEMERS following back to the origins of France, settling in Lower Canada 🇨🇦 (now Quebec) way before the English ever step foot on Canadian soil, the French will never consider me their own.

Even though my mother comes from a long line of VARZES since the Roman Empire, the Italians have never welcomed me into their homes, since my grandfather died.

Even though my French ancestors played house with the first nations (indigenous aboriginal) people, the Cree think of me as an outsider. When we use the term, “Indian”, we’re quickly referred to as being racist, when their race freely refer us, as “White Man”. Believe it or not, both slangs are indeed racist.

Let me explain further.

I’m an artist, be it writing, drawing or graphic design. My Art has taken me along many adventures, including submersing myself into the Northwest Native Art, for the past 40 years. Just recently I asked a member of the First Nations people to help me with this design, as I want to explore the inner meanings of their culture. This is what this person told me, “ I don’t feel comfortable giving advise because the art work you are trying to produce is a form of cultural appropriation. There is more knowledge that goes into a design, that has been passed down from many generations, and has almost went extinct. This is our form of visual language. I appreciate that you enjoy our culture, but there is so much more to learn to respect the artwork.”

Teach me then.

Please teach me the right way to embrace your culture. No response.

Little does she realize I’ve study this art form when I was a teenager. I’m well aware of each cultural background, but like many First Nations People, they each have their own spin on it. It’s their personal art, from their inner soul and spirituality. I may not be one hundred percent Cree, but that’s doesn’t make me an outsider.

Cultural Appropriation.

Now that term is offensive to any artist on this planet. Each artist has his/her own way to express their inner demons of expression, since the dawn of mankind. Each tribal member may have its own form of language arts, but it’s not right to say, we don’t have the right to express it in our own form. That’s like telling an artist you’re banned from expression. I truly understand they want to keep their culture and way of life, passing it down from generation to generation. In fact, I totally respect their culture, requiring guidance, to pursue my artwork. BUT…not to allow an artist to express themselves, has gone too far. Ironically, she asks her followers to draw their expression of Spiritual animals, such as a whale, raven or eagle. Isn’t that also a form of cultural appropriation ?

I AM HUMAN.

I’m a human beings, like any other human being on this earth. All I’m asking is to stop crying wolf when you’re doing the same to others. Treat me as a human being. Treat me NOT as an outsider, but share me your culture. WE must all be treated like EQUALS, no matter your race, religion or cultural upbringing. Embracing each other as a loving family is when WE may eventually get along. To close-the-door in my face is not only rude but arrogant, no matter who YOU are.

The French and Italians have done the exact same thing. So be it. I’m CANADIAN and extremely proud to be part of this wonderful country. My culture is Canadian, that’s my NEW culture.

It frustrates me to no end, as each culture embraces their own, without inviting outsiders, welcoming them in. I say,”Look forward to the future, embrace each human being as your GOD intended YOU to. It’s called respect.”

By Bari Demers – screenwriter

NOTE : Please be respectful. You never know what may come out of it.

Ebola Fighters – the Canadian Connection

Canadian Ebola Fighters

Ebola is one of the most dangerous pathogens in our modern world. This pathogen has no mercy and kills its victims in less then four days.

Up until 2014, there wasn’t any treatment or cure for EBOLA.

HOWEVER – during the West Africa Ebola outbreak in 2014, thousands of people were dying at an increasing rate ; doctors were racing against time. A select team of doctors and pathologists volunteered their expertise, heading to Africa to see if they could fight this deadly Pathogen.

On the sidelines, at the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Microbiology Lab ( NML) in Winnipeg, Canadian Scientist, Dr. Gray Kobinger and Dr. Xiangguo Qiu were both working feverishly, trying every method they could to develop a vaccine.

They were getting close to developing a vaccine BUT no one believed it could be done. Dr. Gray Kobinger and Dr. Xiangguo Qiu perfected two of three antibodies and intertwined it with a third antibody from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. The antibody cocktail hadn’t finished it’s clinical tests, or had it ever been used on humans.

UNTIL fate of desperation forced their hand.

An American doctor, Dr. Kent Brantly , along with nurse Nancy Writebol , were both infected with the deadly virus. They became the very first human patients in history to be administered this new vaccine, all in an attempt to save their lives. Fortunately for everyone concerned, the experimental vaccine worked.

Both patients were in the advanced stage of the Ebola and would have certainly died if it weren’t for the discovery of Dr. Gary Kobinger new vaccine.

As Dr. Gary Kobinger said,” It was a very tense situation…” He pauses with a smile and continues,”It was…It was quite a moment.” His smile was due to the success of the antibodies reaction to the Ebola pathogen. The serum is called Z Mapp, a Biopharmaceutical drug composed of the three chimeric monoclonal antibodies.

Dr. Gary Kobinger and Dr. Xiangguo Qiu work is recognized internationally and last year received the prestigious Canadian Award, the Manning Innovation Award (It’s an award, where Canadians who have demonstrated recent innovative talent and successfully marketed their innovations*).

They’re now known worldwide as the Ebola Fighters – congratulations to our Canadian Science Team Dr. Gary Kobinger and Dr. Xiangguo Qiu – Our Canadian Hero’s 😎

By Bari Demers – screenwriter

Welcome to My Imagination

Welcome to my imagination by Bari Demers

It seems in the past weeks I’ve been quiet on WordPress, when in fact I’m busy as ever, writing on a daily basis. Like any other writer, my mind doesn’t stop thinking or imagining new stories.

However, there are times I’ll use other platforms to engage new audiences, like writing about recent world events along with social media interests. I have four science-fiction websites : James Montana Scripts, Genesis, Sci-fi Blog and Futurism. Each one engages SciFi fans, falling deeper into the rabbit hole.

On social media, I use my writing skills on a completely different platform, gearing my love for Las Vegas. It’s an inside look, (using Facebook Pages) showcasing viewers into the mainstream of Las Vegas, with its lifestyle and vacationing opportunities. My site is called Vegas Reviews, ready to share our fun experiences with other Vegas Lovers, writing tips and giving real resort reviews on my website. My experience goes as far back as the 1980’s, with Las Vegas constantly changing on a weekly basis.

It’s a madhouse to keep up, but still can do it.

To complicate things, I’m an artist too, using Instagram as centre stage. Business wise, I keep to LinkedIn and Twitter, just in case a producer wants to get a hold of me, in regards to my screenplays.

Like any other artist, my mind is racing with new ideas ; not enough hours in the day to attend to the whole package.

My style of writing is far stranger then most, with some referring to me as the ‘Vincent Van Gough of writers’, due to my hidden keys of secret messages, lying deep within each storyline. As you read my stories , it’s my hope I’ve lead you onto a quest of finding the secret keys to opening the doors of treasures, like a pirate hunting for gold.

I’m indeed a storyteller, competing within a sea of writers, but hopefully you’ve caught the biggest fish story of them all…my imagination.

So you see, like all artists, we’re all in a barrel of pickles, trying our best to get picked as the juiciest pickle of them all, fighting the rivers current of creative writers, across the globe. It’s a daunting task to even think of making it to the VIP list, like J. K. Rowling or Stephen King. Therefore, I prioritize and concentrate specifically on my dreams and vivid science-fiction imagination, writing up a storm of ideas and fun storylines. IF by chance, my imagination captures your interest, I’m delighted and honoured you’ve taken a few minutes out of your busy day, to read my stories. I truly appreciate it!

With that said, I don’t write to impress the wizards. Instead, I write because it’s what I love to do, pressing your imagination with magical unicorns, zombies, robots and angels from the cosmic universes and the dream world of my imagination.

By Bari Demers – screenwriter

Life of a Writer

Robotics on Mars by Bari Demers

Lately, I’ve spent most of my time cleaning up some of manuscripts and short stories. Writing and rewriting is truly the goal towards the finish-line of a masterpiece, no matter if you’re writing screenplays, manuscripts for your next book, or short stories.

It’s also just as important to send yourself a draft of your work, to ensure no one decides on plagiarism. Sometimes my drafts are between 7 – 15 rewrites, to where I feel satisfied.

As I may be satisfied with my finished product, the publishers I send it to, are not necessarily convinced with my finished product. Another fresh pair of eyes could possibly bring a brand new perspective, I’ve never considered.

So never feel offended just because you have so much passion in your art. Not everyone will have your back.

On top of that, the idea of presenting your work to your immediate family, believe it or not, isn’t the best choice. With social media today, we’re fed with thousands of articles and news feeds, our lives are literally bombarded with too many reading options.

IF that doesn’t get you, (in my case) it’s essential your reading viewers are lovers of science-fiction, science and horror. So you see, the viewing class gets shorter and shorter.

BUT – if you can grab true hardcore science-fiction fans, it’s all worth it in the end. It truly is the LIFE OF A WRITER.

This past week, my passion is rewriting Robotics on Mars, as it’s close to my heart. Here’s the beginning to wet your whistle…

Robotics on Mars by Bari Demers

ROBOTICS ON MARS – CHAPTER ONE

It’s all true. All of it. You know what I mean.

In the back of your mind you’ve always wondered if those conspiracy theories could possibly be true. You know the ones I’m talking about ?

Yes…those.

The ones where conspirators rant about ALIENS living on Earth 🌏 or Mars. I’m sure you’ve heard about our Ancient Alien Ancestors visiting, way before mankind had a foothold. Or how about those crazies who unwillingly became abductees, complaining about being probed. Maybe you’ve seen UFO sightings yourself…

Which ever the case may be – Its all true.

Most importantly, government officials, including public organizations, such as NASA, SPACEX, and SETI have quietly kept a lid on it for years. Seriously…have you ever wonder how students in a high school science class can make a replica satellite for only $6000, while the real ones from NASA range from $10 – $40 million dollars each? Anyone with a brain can see the red flags for themselves. All they have to do is look past the smoke and mirrors.

“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”


I hope you enjoy it. Come on over to the darkside of SciFi – Please read more of ROBOTICS ON MARS here.

by Bari Demersscreenwriter and science-fiction buff

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Our Cosmic Journey

The Civilization before us

We HUMANS are indeed a curious species, always asking who, what where, when and why. You might say it’s the design of our nagging brain, questioning everything before us. It’s the very thing that separates us from other animals. In our arrogant mind, we like to think we’re better and smarter then our evolutionary counterparts, the ancestral Apes.

However, WE HUMANS are just a second in the cosmic time of creation. Throughout the cosmic universes, there are millions of other worlds, each separated by distance and time itself. Each world similar to ours, showcasing their evolutionary existence.

I wonder how many civilizations before us played out their living existence long before our galaxy and home-planet Earth was even formed. Life and Death is an everyday battle of our cosmic reality and, what a JOURNEY it is.

THE JOURNEY 

Throughout my life I followed the stars. The Universe, the Cosmos and the Spacetime Odyssey of mankind. The birth of a new star awaits to be built within our image of the universe, as our souls are renewed, forming into another cosmic dust of life. With my new lease on the vision-of-life, I see our universe in a completely different perspective. Our physical bodies may be tied to the gravity of time and space, but our souls are free to go explore the cosmos.

The Cosmos of Unity vs The Realm of the Heavens – Exactly where do the two meet ?

Below is a progressive layout starting with Earth as home-base. If you watched CONTACT (film based on science fiction novel by Carl Sagan, Contact 1985) the beginning shows how insignificant we humans really are. From 1-6 (including 8) is the norm, while I continued the JOURNEY with my own perception of 7, 9, 10 and 11.

The Cosmic Model works like this:

1 Earth

2 Solar System

3 Milky Way Galaxy

4 Local Group of Galaxies

5 Virgo Supercluster

6 Observable Dimensional Universe 1

7 Ring of the 8 Universes known as each Segment of an Orange

8 The Ocean of Universes bubbles referred to as the Multi-Universe. Imagine millions of transparent of bubbles merging into pairs on a cosmic journey of life and death.

9 The Realm of Darkness

10 Our Spiritual Entity

11 The Cosmic Governor

EXPLANATION:

I assume everyone understands the first six models : Earth, Our Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy in which our Earth lives, the Local Group of Galaxies throughout our universe and the Observable Universe we have finally observed, looking back into time itself. As said in my TWITTER post :

“UBC astrophysicist shares $3M prize for ‘baby picture’ #universe @marsrader – Congratulations to Astrophysicist Gary Hinshaw #NASA Team #Canada

Data discovered lead team to create universe’s baby picture.

Astrophysicist Mayim Bialik from @bigbangtheory presented the prize.”

Our Universe Baby Picture – simply amazing !

Baby Universe

NUMBER 7 – THE BLACKHOLE GATEWAY

Our Universe is only one of many. It’s my perception, after the Observable Dimensional Universe, we already suspect other universes are tied together by known BlackHoles. BlackHoles are the gateway to newer forming universes, robbing our universe of stars, Planets, Galaxies and Quasars. It’s my personal belief the presumed Big Bang Theory is always in motion, on the other side of BlackHoles, where a new universe is beginning to grow. Looking at a model, the best subject would be an Orange with its inside segments, each representing a universe.

NUMBER 8 – THE TRANSPARENT BUBBLES OF EACH UNIVERSE

Moving onto number eight (reducing in size) each bubble represents each Orange model, reaching out into infinity. Imagine millions of transparent bubbles merging into pairs. Each universe is in motion, bumping into each other on its cosmic journey of time and space.

NUMBER 9 – THE REALM OF DARKNESS

It’s already proven our solar system of Planets and Universe lay in what scientists call “Dark Matter”. This dark energy consists of baryonic matter and neutrinos without emitting any spectrum of light, including electromagnetic. We know it exists due to the gravitational effects on our Dimensional Universe and Planets. It’s my belief, there’s a VOID if you will, that contains the birth of dark energy, waiting for its day in the cosmic equation, ripped by time and space. Just because we can’t physically see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. The prism of light is a good example of that.

NUMBER 10 – OUR SPIRITUAL ENTITY

I like to imagine the Spirituality Entity as a place where our souls (light energy) travel after we die. It’s a Cosmic Gateway reported by those who have experienced near-death, transforming images of “The Light”. It could also be described as the meeting place of souls ready to be transformed back into the soup of LIFE. In fact, even though our physical body ends up as dust on earth, our energized soul never really dies, it transforms back into the never ending cosmic equation of life.

NUMBER 11 – THE COSMIC GOVERNOR

Scientist already know our universe is NOT a chaotic mix match, but a mathematical form of the cosmic evolution. In other words there’s still a controlling entity. We like to call it GOD, but I don’t believe it’s a physical god but an overall control station of life, if you will. A governor where the laws of mathematics and nature are the prefect mix, producing life itself. It explains the GOD THEORY.

CONCLUSION – THE COSMOS VS THE HEAVENS

In today’s chaotic society, our lives and growth are plagued by manmade religion, placing a control over the masses.

We are not much different from the time of Nicolaus Copernicus (where his vision of the Sun dominated at the centre of our Solar System, instead of Earth) was excommunicated from the Catholic Church for defining the holy scriptures doctrine. It was a LIVING HELL.

You might say I’m following the path of Copernicus, defining the norm of society reaching out to a better understanding of our cosmic realm. My Cosmic Theory may take thousands or even million of years to be discovered, but like Nicolaus Copernicus, one day only TIME will tell, as another famous astronomer discovers my theory as fact. After all, our reality is but a dream.  Where will our Cosmic Journey take us here on earth ? Will we continue on exploring planets before us or will we destroy ourselves? Only time will tell – Our Living Hell.

By Bari DemersScreenwriter

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JAMES MONTANA SCRIPTS

Our Father

The Truth about Religions …

With an Italian heritage I was born into the Catholic faith. We were taught the Lords Pray to say :

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those

who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

My grandfather was born in the town of Corropoli within the Region of Abruzzo, Italy. To him, the Pope was Gods right-hand man. It was what he choose to believed all his life. The Lords Pray was indeed important to him.

In my life, however, after becoming an Alter Boy, I quickly learned of the lies, the misuse of power by priests and deception within. Scared for life from abuse I made a mission to solve this story of God and Jesus, because I couldn’t believe a God would be so cruel.

I study many religions, from Jehovah Witness to Baha’i Faith. In all of them it was evident each one failed miserably, falling short by human deception of man-made religion, where each had a mission to control, mislead and profit off of the unsuspecting victims, using GOD as their saviour to a fable eternity of salvation, threatening damnation in a fiery pit of hell, if you didn’t belief.

In truth, Jesus was just a man in that era of time, followed by as many as 1600 prophets. On the other hand, in the Islam faith, their record exceeded 124,000 prophets.

During Jesus’s time, Christians were being prosecuted by the Roman Empire but eventually, Constantine I was the first Roman Emperor converting to Christianity. Being a sick man, it was his selfish attempt to carry his soul into Heaven, before he died.

The point is, the human race is plagued by man-made religion since the dawn of time, brainwashed by the Powers-to-be into mass subjection, believing they better repent or else face the brimstone of Hell and Fire 🔥.

To this very day, the Muslims fight with the Christians and the Jewish faith. Either you believe in their GOD or in extreme cases, you’ll be put to death. The lesser of the two, your SOUL will be tormented in HADES ( translated to grave).

But the truth of the matter is this :

GOD isn’t a person as you or me. We humans are a product of 100’s of millions of years of evolution. Death is simply that – your body dies back into the ground.

BUT – I still believe we have a SOUL.

I choose to believe our SOUL goes back into the COSMOS of LIFE, where everything is reborn into another life.

The GOD Entity ?

That’s the combination of Time and Space itself. In ‘Time’ we are trapped by the reality of physics. However, Einstein’s equation :

E = mc2, has proven time and time again, Time is only relative to the Time and Space were in, AND if we can fold Space and Time, we have the possibility to ‘Open The Door’ into the Cosmic Mystery of Life and Death, where TIME has no meaning.

In Conclusion:

We need to get rid of man-made religion and maybe concentrate on a spiritual entity, where we value LIFE. Our civilization needs to get rid of GREED where money binds us to succeed. Instead, use our personal gifts to enrich humanity, where kindness and love has meaning.

Unfortunately, I know this will never happen, as each one of us are tormented with the choice of Good and Evil. It’s our nature to be selfish. Most pick some kind of evil, either to further their career by destroying others in the process, or using financial success or POWER to gain superior status.

In the END – this human race will destroy itself and the beautiful Earth it’s on, using RELIGION or DICTATORSHIP as its weapon of choice.

It’s inevitable…

AND – There’s one more theory – What IF Earth is HELL ?

By Bari Demers – screenwriter and storyteller